New Jersey Devils goaltender Cory Schneider’s Short Hills home went on the market Wednesday for nearly $3 million

According to property records, the home was last assessed at $2.98 million. Property taxes for the home were $47,560 in 2017.

After making the All-Star game in 2016, Schneider had an up-and-down, injury-plagued 2017-18 season in which a groin injury suffered in January sidelined him after a solid start to the season.

How can the Seahawks fix Russell Wilson? 3. Adrian Peterson returning to the Saints ? 4. Re-grading the 2015 NFL Draft “I liked the Philip Dorsett move by the Colts, what an idiot I was,” Prisco said. “I didn’t like the Todd Gurley move by the Rams, what an idiot I was.” Hard to argue, Pete!

The other two teams participating are Acadie-Bathurst Titan from the QMJHL, plus the Regina Pats, which will play as the host team.

Sissons helped the Broncos finish second overall in the WHL in the regular season before making a run to the final, where they beat the Everett Silvertips in six games.

Sissons, who signed with the Devils as an undrafted free agent prior to the 2016-17 season, had a breakout campaign for the Broncos in 2017-18.

Frazier hit.362 with three homers and four RBI for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre with a 1.125 OPS in 12 games.

It was a welcomed sight for the Yankees after Frazier dealt with the most serious injury of his career.

During spring training in late February, he crashed into a left-field wall making a catch. His head slammed against a scoreboard behind a chain-link fence. Frazier missed the rest of spring training and all of April recovering from brutal concussion symptoms, such as headaches and light sensitivity and he even forgot the names of his cats.

Since returning, though, he’s been hot enough at the plate that the Yankees called him up as an extra bench bat without the designated hitter in play at a National League park. They will keep his right-handed bat, manager Aaron Boone said, at least through the weekend series with the Royals because the team expects Kansas City to use two lefty starting pitchers. cowboys_053

Ravens will lower concession prices at M&T Bank Stadium

When the Falcons opened their new stadium in 2017, they set concession prices lower than they had been at the Georgia Dome and saw good results on a couple of fronts.

They got good PR out of the move because food and drinks would cost less on games and then saw their fans spend enough on the cheaper eats that, per Darren Rovell of ESPN, they wound up seeing a 16 percent rise in revenues on concession items. Those results made it inevitable that other teams would think about following suit and one of them will announce plans to do that this week.

“At 4 a.m., they intubated him. At 10 o’clock, he coded for the first time. About 11, 11:30, he coded the second time. And we pulled all the machines off at 1 o’clock,” Kevin said. “So we went from ‘He’s going to get a liver. He was the No. 1 option’ to ‘Your son is dead.’ And that was in 15 hours. I mean, you talk about roller coaster. … That is as intimate and raw as you can be as a family.”

Ajayi denied the accusations through a representative, saying Ajayi and his group actually left the house earlier than the planned five days, but still paid the full price for the rental.

He also said Ajayi didn’t push or shove the owner at all and the owner was trying to get Ajayi to pay him cashbypassing Airbnb’s site.

Which decisions on key players, draft picks, trades and new contracts will be priorities for every franchise?

The Celtics have now had a game and an off day to digest this. They will be ready. The Cavs know Boston will be ready. Some adjustments have a one-game shelf life.

Still: I suspect we will see something like this anti-Horford scheme Monday night. Boston has some obvious counters. Sticking to Horford opens up driving lanes for Terry Rozier, Marcus Smart (assuming the Cavs don’t just go under screens against Smart), and other ball handlers. Rozier read this in Game 3, and zoomed untouched into the lane on a few possessions. He just failed to make plays.ravens_011

Charles Woodson to Reggie McKenzie: Your son can’t put that red helmet on

The son of Raiders General Manager Reggie McKenzie is about to become a Chief, and one Raiders great isn’t happy about it.

Former Raiders cornerback Charles Woodson told McKenzie after the Chiefs drafted Kahlil McKenzie that it just isn’t right for a young man with the Silver and Black in his blood to put on red and gold.

It sounds like Ballard didn’t even let the conversations progress far enough to find out what kind of offer the Colts could receive.

“Look, we had some calls last year at the trade deadline,” Ballard said. “And I just — c’mon man. I’m not taking those seriously.”

There’s no word on which teams were interested in Luck, but it would be fascinating to find out the identity of those teams and just how much they were willing to offer. Even if the Colts say the answer to any offer will be a firm no.

I don’t think he overhauled things, Beachum said Tuesday. “There are some things that are still the same. This is a quasi-West Coast type of offense. He takes it back to those Broncos days, where it’s outside zone [runs], which we ran last year and ran effectively at times.

It’s not this big overhaul of a completely different offensive system. There are some things that we’re taking [from last year]. And things that we did well, we’re utilizing those things. We ran outside zone well to an extent in certain formations, and we’ll be able to use those this year.

Bates, who will double as the Jets’ quarterbacks coach, gets a chance to reunite this season with Rick Dennison, the Jets’ new offensive line coach and running game coordinator. They worked together at formulating the Broncos’ offense from 2007-08. Dennison was the Broncos’ coordinator, Bates their quarterbacks coach.

So it makes sense that the Jets this season will have some of those Broncos-derived outside zone running plays — and other related Denver tendencies. In terms of the West Coast approach Beachum mentioned, expect Bates to ask his quarterback (whether it’s Josh McCown or Sam Darnold ) to master short and mid-range timing passes. broncos_049_28f4f53a99d08143-180x180

Patriots open seventh round by taking QB Danny Etling

There was plenty of speculation about whether the Patriots would draft a quarterback to develop behind Tom Brady this year and we got out answer late in Saturday’s proceedings.

The Patriots steered clear of quarterbacks for six rounds before they turned their attention to the position to kick off the seventh round. New England took Danny Etling with the first pick of the seventh round and the 219th pick overall.

I think that not having to address that mentally and physically, not having to think about not only the interruption of the potential suspension and the suspension but just the physical interruption, the physical aspect of that, Jones said from the team’s sponsorship golf tournament at Cowboys Golf Club in Grapevine, Texas.

But from the standpoint of mentally, there is no question — I’m 100 percent sure — to not have that on your mind, to not have the ambiguity of not knowing timelines, those kinds of things, there’s no doubt in my mind it will make a significant difference in how he can focus, how he can focus not only on the next practice but the next game and the entire season.

But the felony charges were dismissed, leaving Anderson facing only misdemeanor reckless driving. He and/or his attorney failed to show in court to address the charge, though, leaving him facing yet another arrest.

Anderson already is scheduled for trial in August for resisting arrest with violence and obstructing justice stemming from his arrest at a Miami music festival last year.

Anderson was the Jets’ leading receiver in 2017, catching 63 passes for 941 yards and seven touchdowns.

Adrian Peterson ended last season on injured reserve due to a neck injury, but now, the veteran running back is healthy and ready to play.

Per NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, Peterson has been cleared to return to the field by doctors. Pelissero noted that the former NFL MVP is ready to join a team that is willing to give him a chance, including the New Orleans Saints.broncos_096_112d5a864672b5c6-180x180

NFLPA Files Grievance On Behalf Of Free Agent S Eric Reid

On Monday, the NFL announced that they’ve filed a grievance on behalf of free agent S Eric Reid.

Here’s the official release from the NFLPA regarding the grievance:

The NFLPA has filed a non-injury grievance and a system arbitrator case on behalf of free agent safety Eric Reid. Prior to the start of the current NFL off-season, our Union directed the agents of free agent players who had participated in peaceful on-field demonstrations to collect, memorialize and report any relevant information about potential violations of the Collective Bargaining Agreement by teams. These cases were filed based upon the following:

Reid is among the most notable players still available on the free agent market.

Reid has visited with the Bengals last month, but let Cincinnati without a deal. Reports said that Bengals owner Mike Brown specifically questioned Reid about his plans to kneel for the anthem.

The return of Ellsbury, 34, could be a problem for Boone.

If the Yankees’ outfield is healthy, Ellsbury would come back as the fifth option. He’d also have to take a roster spot. It’s unclear whom Ellsbury would replace.

The Yankees will deal with a similar situation when Brandon Drury returns from the disabled list. The third baseman has been dealing with blurred vision and headaches. He’s on a rehab assignment at Double-A Trenton, which is slated to end May 15. On Monday, general manager Brian Cashman said he expects Drury back sooner than later.

The Boston Red Sox’ pre-game stretch began in front of their third-base dugout as the Yankees were finishing up batting practice for Tuesday night’s series opener at Yankee Stadium.sharks-017

When will the top-tier KHL prospects arrive in the NHL?

When dealing with Russian prospects, specifically the ones who don’t come to North America before their draft seasons, “patience” is the key word. The unpredictability can be at times confounding or even frustrating. Whatever the case, this is not something that’ll change any time soon.

Chris Peters ranks and evaluates the top 50 prospects in hockey in terms of long-term impact at the next level. Elias Pettersson, a 2017 first-round pick for the Vancouver Canucks, tops the board, but who follows?

For that reason, there are some NHL clubs that are going to be more hesitant to draft Russians where their talent suggests they should be selected. There’s enough risk in projecting players, but there’s an entirely different level of risk if there’s a question of whether they’ll ever sign.

Here’s a look at seven players whom I find particularly notable, with some estimates on when we might see them in the NHL.

“I haven’t talked to him yet,” Dante Pettis said. “They actually have a game right now. They just started about 20 minutes ago. Hopefully he’ll come in during one of the innings and, you know, can call me. So, I haven’t talked to him yet.”

When that conversation happens, Pettis can tell his father how the 49ers prioritized him enough as a new weapon for quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo that they traded up 15 spots in the second round to secure his rights.

San Francisco shipped pick Nos. 59 and 74 to the Washington Redskins for picks 44 and 142. The Niners used that 44th pick on Pettis.

At 6-foot-1, Pettis wouldn’t be considered big for his position, but he’s instantly one of the taller receivers on the roster. More importantly, Pettis had a wildly productive career at Washington. He caught 22 touchdown passes over the past two seasons and was also a dynamic punt returner, setting an NCAA record with nine returns for touchdowns in his career.

Pettis paid a pre-draft visit to the Niners and had a good idea the team was interested in drafting him. In San Francisco, Pettis, who can line up at any of the receiver positions, will likely compete with the likes of Trent Taylor, Aldrick Robinson and Kendrick Bourne for snaps behind Pierre Garcon and Marquise Goodwin.dolphins_020

Sharks try to forget opening rout by Golden Knights

After suffering the worst playoff loss in team history on Thursday night, a 7-0 shellacking by the Vegas Golden Knights in the first game of the Western Conference semifinals, the San Jose Sharks awoke to find that the sun did indeed come up in the morning.

Sharks coach Peter DeBoer said he was anxious to see how his team, which swept Anaheim in the first round, will bounce back in Game 2 of the best-of-seven series on Saturday night at T-Mobile Arena.

“We had a laundry list of issues,” DeBoer, who guided the Sharks to the Stanley Cup finals in 2016, said. “We weren’t good. They beat us. … (But) you don’t get extra points for winning by a touchdown like they did.”

A win on Saturday and San Jose still goes home with a split and home-ice advantage. However, that possibility became a whole lot tougher for the Sharks on late Friday afternoon.

Bryant told ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler that he was “happy” when he heard the news, calling the trade “a blessing.”

Safety Terrell Edmunds and linebacker Tremaine Edmunds of Virginia Tech were drafted Thursday night, marking the first time brothers have been taken in the first round of the same draft.

“I appreciate the Steelers for everything,” he said. “Just trying to move on and try to contribute the best way I can.”

The Steelers received the 79th overall pick, which the Raiders received earlier Thursday night when they traded down in the first round, allowing the Arizona Cardinals to select quarterback Josh Rosen at No. 10.

“It’s like drafting a player,” McKenzie said. “I feel like we drafted Martavis Bryant.”

Bryant missed the entire 2016 season because of a suspension for violating the NFL’s substance-abuse policy but returned to haul in 50 receptions for 603 yards and three touchdowns last season. He told Fowler that his career in Pittsburgh had “its ups and downs.”

“I’ll always have love for the Steelers,” he said. “There was no bitterness. It’s just a business situation. [If I wasn’t traded] I was prepared to be back and be a good teammate.”

Bryant, 26, has one year left on his contract and joins a Raiders wide receiver corps headlined by Amari Cooper.dolphins_124

Rays rough up former teammate Cobb in 8-4 win over Orioles

On a night in which Alex Cobb was treated poorly by his former teammates, the Tampa Bay Rays welcomed their newest member with pride and compassion.

Cobb, meanwhile, received a rude greeting from the Rays in his first appearance against them since joining the Orioles as a free agent in March following a six-year run in Tampa Bay.

Denard Span ripped a double on Cobb’s first pitch of the night, and the right-hander exited during a four-run fifth inning after allowing five runs and 10 hits.

“There’s no excuses. There’s things that are off on my end,” Cobb said. “Nothing changed there in that game other than me faltering a bit toward the end and them capitalizing.”

In his three starts since signing a four-year, $57 million contract with Baltimore, Cobb (0-3) has yielded 17 runs and 30 hits.

Chance Sisco homered and newcomer Jace Peterson had two RBI for the Orioles, who have lost 10 of 11.

The Rays have won five in a row, scoring at least eight runs in its last four games.

Jesse Chavez (1-0) retired all four batters he faced in relief of starter Doug Fister. Keone Kela pitched a perfect ninth for his fourth save of the season.

The win closed a 2-4 homestand, leaving Texas with a 4-12 home record, equaling the fewest wins through the first 16 home games during the Rangers’ 47 seasons.

Among the four losses, the bullpen allowed four runs in the ninth inning Friday, five runs in the seventh Saturday and six in the ninth Monday.

“We’ve been going through our little trials and tribulations,” said Kela, perfect in save situations this season. “It was a good, collective bullpen win to move forward and just forget about the past.”

“To get these guys out there and off the field in positive situations, close the door for them, I believe will go a long ways to get them back on track mentally and physically,” Texas manager Jeff Banister said.

Kendall Graveman (0-5) got the first two outs in the fifth before four straight batters reached, beginning with Jurickson Profar’s double. Texas scored twice in the inning for a 3-2 lead.

Graveman, who entered the game with a 10.07 ERA, recorded season highs with six innings and seven strikeouts.sl_cardinals_020

The 2018 final eight is great: Why this year’s second round might be the best ever

For all the criticism of the NHL’s divisional playoff format, this year’s second-round series are loaded with compelling matchups. In the Western Conference, we have the Vegas Golden Knights vs. the San Jose Sharks, two teams that swept their first-round opponents, and the Winnipeg Jets vs. the Nashville Predators, the teams with the two best records in the Western Conference.

In fact, when the Jets and Predators begin their series on Friday in Nashville, it will mark the second consecutive year that the teams with the league’s two best records match up as early as the second round. It’s a statistical oddity that never happened under the old system, which was in place from the 1994 playoffs through 2013 and ranked teams first through eighth in each conference. As we saw in 2017, when the Capitals and Penguins played in the second round, these division-rival showdowns have the potential to happen more often.

Winnipeg and Nashville might both have had easier matchups under the old playoff system. And, yes, there are still questions about the fairness of divisional playoff systems, especially during the seasons when one division is markedly better than another. But the 2018 second round is loaded with what are arguably the league’s eight best teams, including a two-time defending champion looking to reign again, a Presidents’ Trophy winner looking to avenge its Cup Final loss and a rock-solid expansion team looking to make history. What’s not to love about that?

“It’s something about the Kansas City barbecue has gotten him going,” said White Sox pitcher Lucas Giolito (1-3). “I come in after an inning, and guys are hitting home runs left and right and it makes me feel good. I’m ready to get back out there and put another zero on the board.”

Davidson is 6 for 10 with five home runs in three games this season at the Royals’ ballpark.

“I do love barbecue in general,” Davidson said. “It’s one of those things. It’s not like when I come here, `like man, I can’t wait to get here.’ It’s kind of a big park and the green backdrop. You see the ball well here.

“It’s pretty cool hitting here. It’s not necessarily a hitter’s park, but it’s gone pretty well so far. We’ve won every day we’ve been here. So let’s keep it going.”

Yoan Moncada homered to open the first inning for Chicago for the second straight game, and Yolmer Sanchez and Trayce Thompson also went deep against Jakob Junis (3-2), who became the third pitcher in franchise history to allow five homers in a game. The others were Chris Young, May 9, 2016 at the New York Yankees, and Sean O’Sullivan, May, 28, 2011 at Texas.

Junis gave up six runs and six hits with two walks over 5 2/3 innings.jets_028

Martinez’s 3-run homer lifts Red Sox over Blue Jays 5-4

Boston’s Chris Sale wasn’t his usual dominant self against the Blue Jays.

J.D. Martinez made sure that didn’t matter.

Martinez hit a three-run homer, Sale won for the first time in three starts and the Red Sox rallied to beat Toronto 5-4 on Thursday night.

Andrew Benitendi had two hits and an RBI for the Red Sox, who wrapped up a 6-3 trip. The Red Sox are a major league-best 19-5, including 7-1 in one-run games.

“That was a tough one,” Red Sox manager Alex Cora said. “To finish this road trip the way we did, it’s outstanding.”

Justin Smoak and Devon Travis hit solo home runs for the Blue Jays, who have lost five of seven.

“We just need to tighten some things up, get the starting rotation on a roll,” Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said. “We’re killing our `pen right now. That can’t hold up.”

On the giving end of that trust, of course, is the Toronto backcourt composed of point guard Kyle Lowry and DeRozan, both brilliant on Wednesday in a vital game — Lowry with his steady, two-way presence (17 points on 7-for-13 shooting from the field, 10 assists against only one turnover and three steals) and DeRozan with his most self-possessed performance of the series.

“I think we did a great job of not just letting [DeRozan] bring the ball up,” Wright said. “We just kind of let the ball find him. He was able to make plays out of double teams or whatever they were throwing at him. In Game 4, he was bringing it up, and they were able to load on him. This game, we would bring the ball up on one side, and the ball would find him on the other.”

The original pick the Patriots received in their Oct. 31 trade of Garoppolo, No. 43, was sent to the Detroit Lions for a 2018 second-rounder (No. 51) and a 2018 fourth-rounder (117)

The Patriots then took the 2018 second-rounder acquired from the Lions (No. 51) and traded it to the Chicago Bears for the 2019 second-round pick and a 2018 fourth-round pick (105).

The Patriots then took their original second-round pick (No. 63) and packaged it with the 2018 fourth-rounder acquired from the Lions (117) and shipped it to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at No. 56. They selected Dawson, whose versatility, competitiveness and sure tackling appealed to them.

So the return for the Garoppolo trade could be viewed this way: The team dealt Garoppolo and a 2018 second-round pick in return for the pick used on Dawson, a 2018 fourth-round pick (No. 105), and a 2019 second-round pick.

Patriots director of player personnel Nick Caserio smiled on Friday night when asked, in a lighthearted touch, if the Patriots were intentionally making it difficult for reporters to easily analyze the return for Garoppolo.jets_057