Jake Arrieta agrees to multiyear deal with Phillies

The Philadelphia Phillies and free-agent right-hander Jake Arrieta have agreed to a three-year, $75 million contract.

The Phillies announced the deal on Monday.

Arrieta’s career 3.08 postseason ERA is also a good indicator of his big-game potential, as he has a wild-card win and Game 6 World Series victory on his résumé. He has been durable and effective since he was traded to the Chicago Cubs in 2013, though sometimes it takes time for his unique, cross-body delivery to lock in.

Arrieta has also produced two no-hitters and a career .222 batting average against him. Considering his delivery, some in baseball have wondered about his durability, but he has made at least 30 starts each of the past three seasons, helping the Cubs to the playoffs in each of them. His incredible training regimen is well-documented, keeping him in tip-top shape, especially for a pitcher.

The Texas Rangers also considered it, but Cole Hamels’ dissent reportedly put the kibosh on that plan. The Tampa Bay Rays are saying they intend using a four-man rotation, but with a bullpen game (as necessary) to keep the starters on typical five-day rest. It’s only one club, but this eliminates about six more chances to deploy a two-start option.

One of the integral aspects of spot starting pitchers is wins. In points leagues, getting the win helps mitigate any points lost from runs, hits and walks allowed. In rotisserie Cheap Authentic Hockey Jerseys formats, wins are necessary to offset the likely worsening of ratios.

The recent trend has been for starters to pick up fewer wins, with Cheap Baseball Jerseys China the average length of outing per start to have similarly declined:

In his 30-year-old season, Ovechkin hit the 50-goal mark for the third straight season, his fourth straight Rocket Richard Trophy and sixth overall. He’s minus-95 against the projection.

Klefbom ends scoring drought in OT, Oilers beat Coyotes 4-3

Several lengthy goalless droughts came to an end on Monday night.

Oscar Klefbom’s first goal in 34 games came in overtime, giving the Edmonton Oilers a 4-3 victory over the Arizona Coyotes on Monday night. It was Klefbom’s first goal since Dec. 9.

“Obviously, I have had opportunities in a lot of games where I didn’t execute and finish,” Klefbom said of his fourth goal of the season, set up by Connor McDavid, after the Oilers surrendered a two-goal lead in the third period.

Montreal got a goal from de la Rose with 13.8 seconds remaining to close out the second period with a four-goal deficit.

De la Rose tallied again in the third, trimming New Jersey’s lead to 6-3 with 5:20 remaining. Froese closed out the scoring in the final minute.

Members of the gold medal-winning U.S. Olympic women’s hockey team met with Devils players outside the locker room before the game and participated in a ceremonial puck drop at center ice. … This was Montreal’s first game without LW Max Pacioretty, who is expected to miss 6 weeks with a knee injury. … John Hynes won his 100th game as the Devils’ coach.

The Sabres called up C Danny O’Regan from AHL Rochester to fill in after Kyle Criscuolo sustained upper-body injury in a 5-3 win against Toronto on Monday. O’Regan was acquired in the trade that sent Evander Kane to San Jose last week. … Flames LW Johnny Gaudreau had two assists in playing his 300th career game. … Gaudreau’s 56 assists this season are the most by a Flames player since Alex Tanguay had 59 in 2006-07. … The Flames once went 0-11 and a tie in 12 straight trips to Buffalo from March 11, 1979, when they were still in Atlanta, to Nov. 10, 1985.

With 15 games to go, the Islanders (29-29-9) are in 11th place in the Eastern Conference and six points behind the Columbus Blue Jackets for the second wild card.

New York’s skid continued with Monday’s 4-3 overtime loss to the Cheap Baseball Jerseys China Vancouver Canucks. Former Oiler Jordan Eberle scored for the Islander with 1:04 to play in regulation, but Jaroslav Halak was beaten Cheap Authentic Jerseys by Brendan Leipsic in the extra session.

Both the Seattle Seahawks and Tennessee Titans followed the Steelers’ example.

The Colts said Brissett cleared two concussion tests during the game, in adherence to the league’s protocol, one of them by an independent neurologist. “Our guys, if they’re not 100 percent, they’re not going to put them back out there, period,” Colts Coach Chuck Pagano said.

Steelers offensive tackle Alejandro Villanueva, a former Army Ranger, chose to Cheap Baseball Jerseys China stand at the head of the tunnel leading onto the field rather than remain in the locker room. Although Tomlin and several members of the staff were on the field, the team remained inside.

The Seahawks said in a statement: “As a team, we have decided we will not participate in the national anthem. We will not stand for the injustice that has plagued people of color in this country. Out of love for our country and in honor of the sacrifices made on our behalf, we unite to oppose those that would deny our most basic freedoms. We remain committed in continuing to work towards equality and justice for all.”

Team owner Amy Adams Strunk said Mike Mularkey’s job as head coach was safe after the Titans’ big comeback victory in the wild-card round, but a mutual parting of ways turned into a firing after the Titans’ blowout loss in the divisional round. Vrabel was hired away from the Texans in short order to replace him. Dick LeBeau won’t return as DC, and may be reritng from coaching at age 80.

Shanahan admitted before Sunday that getting Garoppolo ready is a “challenge” — both for him and the team. “I don’t care who you are or how many hours you put in, there’s no way you can get it all down in that short amount of time. If he does get the opportunity to go in, you got to scale it down. You have to wristband a bunch of stuff,” Shanahan said.

By season’s end, 26 of the 32 teams will have played a regular season game in London. The Ravens and Cardinals are playing their first games there. Waller said the NFL’s attempts to spread its appeal internationally are having an effect in the United Kingdom, with Cheap College Jerseys more than 100 universities there now fielding registered American football teams.

2017 NFL season already has the lamest quarterback battles

With two strong preseason performances, Patrick Mahomes is making a case to succeed Alex Smith as the Chiefs’ starting quarterback sooner rather than later. That’s good, because in 2017 the NFL is falling well short of its quota for QB drama.

While there are a handful of depth chart battles across the league, this year’s array of quarterback competitions is uninspiring. There’s no Philip Rivers-Drew Brees potential changing of the guard to be found, no Steve Young-Joe Montana duel to keep the preseason interesting. There isn’t even so much as a Tim Tebow-Kyle Orton mashup to drive training camp headlines.

The hour-long special aired first on Sunday night of Labor Day weekend on NBC and will be replayed this Wednesday on the NFL Network. It follows the same basic narrative structure of the original Do Your Job, which highlighted the Patriots’ run to a Super Bowl XLIX win over the Seattle Seahawks.

We know him better as Fitzmagic, but it would seem Fitzpatrick committed the ultimate faux pas of nicknaming himself years ago. He isn’t Amish, but he’s got the kind of facial hair that would fit right in in Pennsylvania Dutch Country.

After last year’s six-interception game with the Jets, he probably considered moving to a small farm community where there are no televisions or internet.

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