Mike Maccagnan: Jets open to trading Teddy Bridgewater

The New York Jets have a quarterback battle between rookie Sam Darnold, Josh McCown and Teddy Bridgewater. All three quarterbacks are currently preparing for the Jets’ third preseason game against the Giants at MetLife Stadium on Friday, August 24, 2018 (8/24/18). WFAN’s Boomer and Gio visited Jets training camp this morning to speak with a handful of players and head coach Todd Bowles. But it was general manager Mike Maccagnan who made the biggest news. After raving about rookie quarterback Sam Darnold, Maccagnan effectively said that the Jets are open to trading Teddy Bridgewater. Which Jets QB should start Week 1? “There’s nothing to stop us from keeping three (quarterbacks)… Read More

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Jets’ Mike Maccagnan raves about ‘unflappable’ Sam Darnold, so will he start in Week 1?

The New York Jets and quarterback Sam Darold face the New York Giants and quarterback Eli Manning on Friday night at MetLife Stadium in NFL Week 3 preseason action. We already know the Jets love rookie quarterback Sam Darnold, since they drafted him third overall, after trading up from No. 6. But during a WFAN interview Monday morning with Boomer Esiason and Gregg Giannotti, general manager Mike Maccagnan made it clear just what he loves about Darnold’s progress in training camp so far. Maccagnan called Darnold “unflappable” and said he is “exceptionally impressed” by what Darnold has shown so far. So will Darnold start in Week 1? Maccagnan would not… Read More

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Tennis Hall of Fame adding fan vote for 2019 class

The International Tennis Hall of Fame is going to let fans vote to help select its next inductees. Anyone will be able to submit an online ballot starting in late August for the Class of 2019. The votes will then become part of the overall tally that determines which players are elected. Members of the Hall of Fame, journalists and tennis historians will continue to be the primary selectors. Inductees need to get 75 per cent of the vote to get in. Now, the top three recipients of votes from fans will get a “bonus” percentage that will be tacked on to what they are given by the main panel… Read More

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Ronaldo, Modric, Salah on UEFA best player award shortlist

NYON, Switzerland — Cristiano Ronaldo is on a three-man shortlist to be named the best player in Europe for last season. Ronaldo will be up against Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric and Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah for the award next week at the Champions League draw ceremony in Monaco. The award typically rewards Champions League performances, but voters can take the World Cup into account. Modric won the Golden Ball for captaining Croatia to the final, where his team lost to France. UEFA says voting by Champions League coaches and invited journalists across Europe placed three Frenchmen in the top 10. Antoine Griezmann of Atletico Madrid was fourth, Kylian Mbappe… Read More

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Why Jets’ Teddy Bridgewater vs. Sam Darnold decision should be no-brainer

The Jets’ quarterback dilemma should be an easy decision. Here’s who should start the season opener in Detroit. Keep it simple, Jets. When it comes to Jets quarterback dilemmas, talent is rarely so deep that a true debate occurs. If the conversation is about guys like Ryan Fitzpatrick or Josh McCown or Bryce Petty or Geno Smith, the season likely isn’t really going anywhere anyway. Times have changed in Florham Park. With rookie Sam Darnold and reclamation project Teddy Bridgewater both playing at a high level so far this training camp and preseason, a legitimate question has emerged: Darnold or Bridgewater? Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio painted it as the… Read More

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Five bold predictions for the rest of the 2018 MLB season

The 2018 MLB season is winding down, which means it’s time to look to the future. Here are five bold predictions for the next six weeks and into October. The Indians will win the World Series The Red Sox, Yankees and Astros have been touted as the cream of the crop in the American League seemingly all season long, but don’t sleep on the Cleveland Indians. Cleveland has the most comfortable division lead in MLB and can use the remaining weeks to ensure everyone is fully healthy entering the playoffs and line up its rotation exactly as it pleases. Trevor Bauer’s trip to the disabled list in the midst of… Read More

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