Taylor registered double-digit sack totals six times over an eight-year span from 2000-07.

Jones bought the Cowboys in 1989 and restored a winning tradition to the franchise. He became the first owner in league history to win three Super Bowls in the first seven years of ownership. Dallas has advanced to the postseason 13 times under Jones. A leader in marketing, Jones’ vision has shaped and inspired the Cowboys’ most recent project, “The Star,” the crown jewel of sports facilities.

He led the NFL with a career-high 18.5 sacks in 2002 and recorded more sacks than any other NFL player from 2000-11. He also recorded a league-tying 29 opponents’ fumbles recovered in his career.

Warner explained Saturday during his Hall of Fame induction speech at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio, that he saw the Dolphins Hall of Fame quarterback on a box of Wheaties while stocking shelves in Iowa.

A 3 a.m. conversation with that box of Wheaties “set the wheels of change in motion” for Warner to eventually join Marino as a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

“Dan, I know you have no idea the role you played, but thanks for the motivation,” he said to Marino, who was seated behind Warner as he delivered his induction speech as the last member of the seven-man 2017 Hall of Fame class to speak Saturday in Canton.

After going undrafted from Northern Kids Football Jerseys Cheap Iowa in 1994, Warner spent training camp Knicks Cheap Jerseys with the Packers but was released. He then bagged groceries before getting an opportunity to play for the Iowa Barnstromers of the Arena Football League. After three seasons with the Barnstormers, with two Arena Bowl berths, Warner went to NFL Europe in 1998 before getting another shot at the NFL with the St. Louis Rams in 1999.

Panthers secretly tweeted the ‘Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ theme song over the course of three days

The string of tweets is similar to what the Atlanta Hawks did in 2015 when they created a Spotify playlist thanking fans for their support after their 19-game winning streak.

It’s not the first time the Panthers have entertained us with their tweets. During last season, they mocked the NFL’s newly implemented social media policy preventing teams from using unapproved videos and GIFs during games. The tweet in question was later deleted.

Today’s surprise was a great way to make the offseason even a little more fun. NBA team Twitter accounts are usually the most creative, but the Panthers stepped it up right here.

OK, but we’re certainly not leaving OBJ off this list, either. With Eli Manning struggling of late, just imagine what New York’s passing game would be without Beckham as the straw stirring the drink. In an era full of first-round wideout whiffs, Beckham has done things few have to start a career at the position.

Before Jones puts away a small fortune for Prescott, he needs to take care of Martin. Interior offensive linemen lesser than him have enjoyed cashing in during free agency. The best guard in the league deserves the most guard money.

Collinsworth said that style frustrated defenses and set up big plays, and it didn’t take long for that to catch on when Warner was given a chance to start for the Rams.

Warner recalled the moment when he knew he belonged in the NFL, and it’s not what you might think. He was driving with his Hockey Jerseys Cheap wife Football Cheap Jerseys Brenda in Cedar Falls, Iowa, the week after his first start on Sept. 12, 1999, when he threw 309 yards and three TDs against the Baltimore Ravens. A Rams staffer let him know he was named NFC Offensive Player of the Week.

I made it clear I wanted to stay with the Montreal Canadiens my whole career

On behalf of the entire organization, I would like to thank Andrei for his great contributions during his 16 seasons as a proud member of the Montreal Canadiens. Arguably one of the best defensemen in franchise history, Andrei was a model of dedication to the great game of hockey. A respected figure around the league and among his teammates, Andrei demonstrated leadership both on and off the ice. Andrei’s commitment to our franchise was second to none, proven by his overcoming three serious and potentially career-ending injuries. I would like to wish Andrei the best of luck in the next step of his career, and happiness with his family.

Markov, who participated in the 2006 and 2010 Winter Olympics with Russia, said he’d welcome another trip to the Winter Games next February, but has no guarantees he’ll be named to the team.

While he spent time looking ahead to his next opportunities, Markov spoke more often of the past, and his tenure with the Canadiens, which now is complete.

“I made it clear I wanted to stay with the Montreal Canadiens my whole career, but it’s a business, I don’t blame anyone,” Markov explained. “My dream was always to win the Stanley Cup and bring it to Montreal; but now it is time for me to move on.”

The mutual decision to part ways was made public Thursday, though one did not need to read tea leaves in order to predict this likely outcome. An unrestricted free agent who averaged $5.75 million per-year on his previous contract, Markov became somewhat expendable when the Canadiens signed former Washington Capitals defenseman Karl Alzner to a five-year deal July 1. With just about $18 million committed annually the next four years to three defensemen — Shea Weber, Jeff Petry, and Alzner — the Canadiens were not Cheap Bike Jerseys For Men looking Cheap Authentic Jerseys From China to invest in a big contract with Markov, no matter their history with the stalwart defenseman.

Penguins take a wild Game 1 over Predators

Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final was everything we’d hoped it be.

There was controversy, spectacular play from both sides, a commendable comeback attempt, a wild finish — even a rogue catfish on the ice. But after Game 1, the Penguins have a 1-0 series lead after beating the Predators 5-3 at the PPG Paint Arena.

Nashville led Pittsburgh in shots on goal (26-12), faceoffs and blocks (14-8) but it was Pittsburgh who pulled out the Game 1 win with goals from four different players. To their credit, Nashville overcame an early 3-0 deficit to tie the game at 3-3 late in the third period — before giving up two late goals.

The Penguins captain, in his second game back following a concussion suffered earlier in the series against the Capitals, appeared visibly shaken after ramming into the boards late in the first period.

While being slow to get up is one of the symptoms that can trigger a mandatory removal from play under the concussion guidelines implemented by the NHL this season, deputy commissioner Bill Daly told USA Today Sports on Tuesday that the Crosby play didn’t meet the requirements.

Depending on the mechanism of injury, ‘slow to get up’ does Hockey Jerseys not trigger mandatory removal, Daly said. The protocol has to be interpreted literally to mandate a removal. ‘Ice’ as compared to ‘boards’ is in there for a reason. It’s the result of a study on our actual experiences over a number Giants Cheap Jerseys of years. ‘Ice’ has been found to be a predictor of concussions — ‘boards’ has not been.

NHL playoffs 2017: Sidney Crosby’s head-first crash reignites concussion policy scrutiny

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Much ado was made of Crosby’s shotless Game 3 and he had the look of a man on a mission in the first period.

But in Nashville, nothing went the Penguins’ way — in stark contrast from Games 1 and 2. Here, Pekka Rinne has resembled the Conn Smythe contender he was billed as before the series, adding 23 saves to improve to 9-1 at home in these playoffs.

Rookie center Frederick Gaudreau, with 11 NHL games and no goals to his name before the series, scored his third of the Final, the only Predators player to find the net more than once against the Penguins.

That goal, which came 3:45 into the second period, stood as the game winner, Gaudreau’s second in three days.

For Rinne’s best act yet, he stopped a flurry of three shots in a span of three seconds midway through the second period to preserve what was at the time a 2-1 Predators lead. His last was the most jaw-dropping as he lunged into the crease to stop a puck inches from te goal line.

By the time the dust settled in Thursday’s Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final, the Penguins emerged with a 6-0 victory — in large part thanks to Sidney Crosby and the energized play of a few Cycling Cheap Jerseys other Cheap Youth NHL Jerseys previously slumping stars — and find themselves on the cusp of defending their championship from a year ago.

Rajon Rondo as coach; now that’s an intriguing idea

Get ready to hear the phrase “coach Rajon Rondo.”

Rondo “absolutely” wants to take over an NBA team once he’s finished playing, he told the Chicago Tribune. He said that might be six to seven years from now, but he has long been preparing to make the type of jump Jason Kidd did a few years ago.

On the surface, Rondo’s career plan drips with irony: The guy who challenges/exasperates his coaches wants to be on the other end of those exchanges. Fans would certainly chuckle if the hard-edged point guard were to come up against a player who, like him, regularly challenges authority.

THIS SEASON: Rubio, 26, is averaging 7.6 points, 7.9 assists and four rebounds per game this season and ranks 34th among point guards with a 14.40 player efficiency rating.

Muhammad is a quality small forward backup who was on a bit of a tear for his standards before laying two duds against the Mavericks and Thunder. From Dec. 25 to Jan. 11, Muhammad averaged 12.4 points compared to his season average of 7.8 points per game.

Dunn, 22, was Minnesota’s fifth overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft. He’s still getting his feet wet in the NBA, playing just 16 minutes a game with averages of 3.9 points and 2.3 assists.

OUR TAKE: Right now is the perfect time to trade Rubio, who is averaging 11.3 points, 14 assists and three steals over his last four games with a plus-9.5. The T-Wolves are loaded with young talent and have some important decisions looming with the direction of their young roster.

With Rubio making the most money on the team this season, getting his — and Nikola Pekovic’s — contract off the books should be the main focus. Once they do that, Minnesota can focus on extensions NBA Cheap Jerseys China for Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins before their stellar play Nike NFL Jerseys From China get out of the Wolves’ price range.

Carmelo Anthony finished Sunday’s 116-101 loss to the Raptors with 18 points on 7 of 14 shooting.

“Any time you had that kind of streak, no matter what conference it’s from, it’s nice to beat somebody,” Budenholzer told reporters after the game. “I was there for a long time. A lot of things we’ve tried to bring here, the things that make sense and are smart. At the end of the day, it’s a game for our players.”

Atlanta was 14 of 28 from 3-point range to offset poor free-throw shooting (16 of 27). Tim Hardaway Jr. led the charge with six 3-pointers off the bench, including a 26-footer to tie the game at 100-all with three seconds left in regulation, tying his career high of 29 points.

“We draw up all these specialty plays and then we go to one we run five times a game,” Hawks guard Kyle Korver said of the play. “Tim coming off a screen and has an open look, that’s a good option for us. He knocked down a huge shot.”

Carmelo Anthony finished Sunday’s 116-101 loss to the Raptors Texans Cheap Jerseys with 18 points on 7 of 14 shooting. He also had just one rebound and Quality Cheap Jerseys one assist in 26 minutes of action. After the game, Anthony was confronted by an article written about him being pushed out of New York, and answered it as if he wouldn’t be opposed.

“If that’s the case than that’s what’s coming from that side I guess it’s a conversation we should have,” Anthony said, via the New York Daily News. “If they feel like my time in New York is over I guess that’s a conversation we should have.”

You can’t ask for much more than this. A rematch of the last two championship series should answer some questions as to which team is the favorite this season. Cleveland has been struggling lately, and it seems like at least one of its “Big Three” is always out of the lineup But the Cavs will come to play for this one. Golden State has somehow managed to keep everyone happy in this star-studded lineup.

Warriors, Cavaliers upset behind big scoring nights by unsung opponents

Dion Waiters knocked down six 3-pointers against the Warriors Monday night but none were as big as his last, a 25-footer from the top of the key over Klay Thompson in the waning seconds that gave the Heat a dramatic 105-102 win.

Waiters scored 33 points on the night as Golden State suffered its seventh loss of the season, ending a seven-game win streak.

The Heat were ahead by as many as 10 points with five minutes remaining, but the Warriors battled back and Kevin Durant’s driving dunk tied the game at 102 with 11 seconds to play. Miami called a timeout to regroup, but Waiters called his own number on the final play.

Ricky Rubio was the maestro conducting the offense to the tune of 10 points and 17 assists — which tied a franchise record. His tenure with the team has been a rocky one, but nights like this remind basketball fans why he was so sought after a few years ago.

Andrew Wiggins poured in a team-high 28 points, while Karl Anthony-Towns dazzled on both ends of the floor by scoring 23 points with 18 rebounds and five assists.

Shabazz Muhammad, a former lottery pick, added 20 points off the bench.

Despite the loss, James Harden turned in another fine performance. The MVP-hopeful scored 33 points with 12 assists and six rebounds. Ryan Anderson added 18 points Vintage MLB Jerseys Cheap Premier League Cheap Jerseys and seven rebounds.

AFC playoff predictions 2017: Why, how Patriots will win conference again

There’s NFL parity, and then there are the Patriots. In 2017, it would be a major upset if New England, which has been to an unprecedented six straight AFC championship games, does not make it a lucky seven.

It’s hard to believe, but the reigning and now five-time Super Bowl champions got better, both offensively for Tom Brady and defensively for Bill Belichick. This could be the last run for that quarterback with that coach, much to the hope of other AFC hopefuls.

Here’s how we see the regular season and postseason playing out for the Patriots and the rest of the conference.

The Tigers are quickly falling to the bottom of the American league, and Verlander, 34, may be running out of chances to win a World Series.

Sonny Gray has been on almost every contending team’s shortlist this summer. The Athletics ace has rediscovered his form this season after struggling last year. The Astros and Yankees have also been hot on his heels.

Darvish is the most curious out of the three. After giving up 10 earned runs Wednesday against the Marlins, he raised his ERA over 4.00 for the season. While talented, Darvish, who is set to become a free agent after this season, may not be worth the risk considering he is essentially just a rental.

Out of the three, Gray seems the most likely to move this summer. Whether or not he will end up in Los Angeles remains to be seen. Verlander would provide the Dodgers with a Cheap Mls Jerseys strong veteran arm with tons of postseason experience, but he is also the oldest and most expensive.

National League teams will be paying close attention to how this develops Cheap Michael Jordan Jerseys For Kids over the weekend, waiting to see how exactly the Dodgers improve their roster.

Matt Barnes on DeMarcus Cousins trade: ‘That was a bad way it went down’

Shockwaves were felt throughout the NBA community when the Kings traded DeMarcus Cousins to the Pelicans for a less-than-stellar package. It turns out Cousins’ teammates were just as surprised as everyone else.

Former Kings and current Warriors forward Matt Barnes has played for nine teams over his 13-year career. He told ESPN’s Chris Haynes he had never seen a team treat a player in such a misleading fashion.

“That was bad. That was a bad way it went down,” Barnes said of the trade. “But you know, my hat’s off to DeMarcus the way he handled it. To give everything he gave to that franchise and for it to go down the way it went down at the end is a tough pill to swallow. But he stayed professional and said the right things. Even though he may have felt another way, he said the right stuff and that’s all that matters.”

Leading up to the trade deadline, Kings general manager Vlade Divac was adamant Cousins would not be dealt. He put it in the clearest terms possible: “We’re Cheap Jackie Robinson Jerseys not trading DeMarcus. We hope he’s here for a Cheap Jerseys Basketball long time.”

That changed quickly, though, when trade talks picked up shortly after the NBA All-Star Game. Cousins found out about a possible deal when he sat down in front of a throng of media immediately following the West’s victory over the East. Cousins later called the trade a “coward move” and wished the Kings had talked to him “like a professional.”

Barnes wasn’t as strong with his wording, but he seemed to feel the same way.