Terrell Owens declines to attend HOF enshrinement

Former All-Pro wide receiver Terrell Owens has publicly declined his invitation to attend the Aug. 4 Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremony in Canton, Ohio. Owens made the announcement Thursday via an official statement.

I am so grateful for all of the support my family, friends, and certainly my fans, have shown me throughout my entire career in the National Football League. When it was announced that I was going to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, the response received from my fans was overwhelming, and I am truly humbled. I am honored to be included among this group of fellow inducted individuals.

In his role as a NFL media senior analyst, Brandt included the Giants among the 10 most talented teams in the NFL. Eight of the other nine teams on the list made the playoffs in 2017, and the Chargers just missed out after finishing with nine wins in their final 12 games to go 9-7.

Then, when the mess had almost completely subsided, the NFL tried to finally fix the problem. And somehow only made it worse.

Now what? Hiding under the bed and waiting for it to go away won’t work. So what will?

If only there were someone making more than $40 million per year to deal quickly, effectively, and proactively with situations like this one.

According to Joe Schad of the Palm Beach Post, Quinn’s athleticism is already marking his colleagues marvel.

He’s a unique athlete, defensive coordinator Matt Burke said. He bends probably as good as anybody I’ve ever been around. It’s weird to watch sometimes, to be honest with you. He comes off the corner and sometimes you think he’s actually rushing too high and gets past the quarterback, then he just turns his foot Cheap Basketball Jerseys and plants it and bends it. His knee is Cheap Custom Baseball Jerseys about two feet off the ground and he can really hug it. It’s pretty fun.

LeBron gives Celtics fan a thrillLeBron James greets a Special Olympics athlete who was honored at halftime of the Cavs-Celtics game.

Aaron Miller, who has a rare form of cerebral palsy called spastic hemiplegia that stems from a severe stroke he suffered at birth, was being honored by the Celtics during a timeout in a December 2015 game against the Cavaliers. James looked up at the video board to Cheap Blank Hockey Jerseys see the story of how Miller overcame his health hurdles to win MVP in a local basketball tournament associated with the Special Olympics. James then noticed the teenager’s footwear.

James later gave Miller his game-worn sneakers and posted a photo of the moment they met on his Instagram account, where the image has garnered nearly 400,000 likes.

Miller, who has dealt with paralysis in the right side of his body, blurred vision and limited brain functionality, will graduate high school in June and enroll in Lasell College in Newton, Massachusetts, in the fall, where he plans to study sports management and help out the basketball team.

The Raptors have harped on their uncharacteristic turnovers during the series — particularly in Game 4 — after ranking 4th in the NBA this season in protecting the ball. They have turned the ball over at a higher rate than any team in the postseason. With 5:19 before halftime, the Raptors have squandered only two possessions. They lead 41-35.

DeMar DeRozan scored 13 points in the first quarter, but the rest of the Raptors Cheap Custom NFL Jerseys combined for just 10 on 5-for-12 shooting, allowing the Wizards to take a one-point lead heading into the second quarter. DeRozan has scored at least 35 points in two of the past three games.

Mel Kiper Jr. says the Broncos would be most likely to trade down in the draft with the Bills as a potential partner. (0:38)

The 2018 NFL draft is almost here, and NFL Nation reporters are making one prediction for every team.

Shocking, right? As much as general manager Brandon Beane has stressed that he’s keeping an open mind with the No. 12 pick, the likelihood still seems that Buffalo will either trade up to select a quarterback or take one at 12th overall. Owners Terry and Kim Pegula have joined Beane and coach Sean McDermott on trips to meet with quarterbacks, and it is clear a huge investment in one is forthcoming. — Mike Rodak

Before Marshall can join the 1,000-catch club, he’ll surpass Randy Moss, who has 982 career catches.

Last year, Colts quarterback Jacoby Brissett arrived in Indianapolis just before the start of the season, and he performed very well, given the lack of preparation time and opportunities. This year, Brissett has the benefit of a full opportunity to prepare for the season, and to learn the team’s new offense.

So far, he likes it. And he really likes one aspect of it.

“The playcalling,” Brissett said, via Stephen Holder of the Indianapolis Star. “It’s no knock on anybody. But that’s what makes offenses different. We’re all running the same plays to get in the end zone. It’s just how you call them and when you call them.”

With Justify out to win the Triple Crown in the Belmont, reader Bill Fleming shares his cautionary poem, as inspired by the kicker to Casey at the Bat:

In the latest Take a Knee drama, Long Island Rep. Peter King Cheap Authentic NHL Jerseys now wants to know if Jets owner Chris Johnson would pay the fines for players if they gave Nazi salutes during the National Anthem.

Encouraging a movement premised on lies vs. police, the tweet continued. Would he support all player protests? Would he pay fines of players giving Nazi salutes or spew [cq] racism? It’s time to say goodbye to Jets!

The 1,000-catch club is relatively new: Jerry Rice became the first NFL player with 1,000 career catches in 1996, and every other player to reach 1,000 career catches has done so in 2000 or after. Overall there are 14 players with 1,000 career catches, and Marshall will try to be the 15th.

After Marshall, it may be a few years before we have another receiver join the 1,000-catch club. Antonio Gates is close, with 927 career catches, but given that he’s currently without a team it seems unlikely that he has 73 more catches left in him. After Gates, Antonio Brown is next among active players, with 733 career catches.

Sporting events have long been an attractive venue for protests, simply because they draw large crowds. But professional sports, especially football, have become cultural and political flash points in the post-9/11 era.