Trying Rondon was fine, but Tigers needed a better backup plan


Teams find closers.

The Giants found one last year, and they won the World Series. The found one last October and got to the World Series (and the bullpen wasn’t why they lost).

The White Sox found one and spent most of the season in first place.

Teams find closers. The Tigers aren’t doomed simply because wasn’t .

But why in the world did they put themselves in this position?

They have a team fully capable of getting back to the World Series and winning it this time. With an 83-year-old owner who is desperate to win and willing to spend big to do it, they feel as much urgency as any team in the game.

And tm France.The former Lille man arrived with a big reputation and for a club record fee.But he has failed to show the kind of form that made him one of the most wanted attackers of the summer transfer window.And Pepe admits the language has been a barrhey went into spring training hoping that a 22-year-old kid with no big-league experience and only nine appearances above Double-A would prove ready to close for a second Norwegian teen after landing Bryan Solhaug Fiabema from Tromso.VG says Chelsea are continuing to look to Norway for fresh young talent and are close to snapping up a second youngster.After 16-year-old Fiabema’s move was confirmed, 18-year-old contender.

With no real backup plan.

How does that make any sense?

The Tigers can spin it any way they want now. They can tell you they have plenty of pitchers capable of closing games, from (who did it last October) to (who has 109 career saves, more than all but 11 pitchers currently employed by big-league teams) to (who has a 151 ERA+ over the last three seasons) to (who some in the organization would love to see get the opportunity).

But let’s go back to the first day of spring training, back before it became so painfully obvious that Rondon’s 100-mph fastball couldn’t mask his other weaknesses (bad command, shaky secondary pitches).

Tigers manager Jim Leyland made a couple of things clear that day.

One, he wants a full-time closer.

Two, he doesn’t trust any of those other pitchers with the job.

“I’ve got several guys who can close a game, or two games,” . “I’m not sure I’ve got guys who can be a pure closer.”

Maybe he’ll find out one of those other guys can be trusted. Maybe Rondon will go to Triple-A Toledo and come back in a few weeks or months looking like a major leaguer (which he didn’t this spring)Bartra insists they’re capable of beating Barcelona.The two teams are due to meet on Sunday – which will see Bartra face his former club.Speaking after their 1-1 draw with Eibar, Bartra said: “Let’s see if this result gives us the chance to build. Th.

Maybe the Tigers will trade for a closer, although they tried this spring and didn’t come up with any palatable options.

It might all work out. The Tigers might find a closer.

But with a team this good, why in the world did they leave themselves this vulnerable in case they don’t?

ea, but adds that he now feels settled after a ful

content_img Baseball Insider Danny Knobler reports on Thursday that the optioned to their Triple-A club in Toledo. 

Rondon, 22, had his name thrown around all winter as the team’s potential closer by general manager Dnager Jurgen Klopp has no transfer concerns as he continues preseason preparations.The Reds are set to defend their Champions League title, while they hope to break their Premier League hodoo next term as well.They have not made any significant movesave Dombrowski, but he failed to deliver on the promise this spring, with a 5.84 ERA and 2.11 WHIP — including nine walkser can deliver trophies.The Frenchman joined his teammates for their trip to Australia on Sunday, despite his agent Mino Raiola confirming he wanted to leave the club over the weekend.Real ty legend Shaun Goater insists they can afford a defeat at Liverpool on Sunday in the title race.Goater, who scored 103 goals in 212 games over six season with the club between 1998 and 2003, insisted it was still too early for a loss to be fatal to Madrid are the frontrunners to sign the World Cup winner, wit — over 12 1/3 innings. 

Knobler says the team will go with a committee, which could include Phil Coke, Joaquin Benoit, Octavio Dotel, and Al Alburquerque. 

nference.The Italian was then coy on the prospect


is currently the 157th player taken in Roto drafts. The cortisone shot he received this week makes him a little less attractive to Fantasy owners, but he’s already stuck in a weird ADP limbo to begin with — between the upside of Josh Rutledge and the general blahness of Erick Aybar. 

If Jeteidfielder is back with Flamengo.“Barcelona wanted Gerson and reached a purchase agreement,” Marcao told Globoesporte.“That was until I checked into the Fluminense offices one day and their President told me Roma had made a special offer, a ‘magicr misses a month, will it really matter? Is there a world in which you’d consider taking Marco Scutaro over Jeter’s .300-plus average and double-digit potential in homers and steals?

Probably not.

Because someone like Scutaro (or Andrelton Simmons… or Jean Segura…) likely will be avRay Parlour believes that Aaron Ramsey is gutted that he is leaving the club.Ramsey has secured a deal with Juventus, which he signed earlier in the year.He will leave Arsenal on a free transfer when his contract runs out at the end of this term.But ailable on the wire to help you through Jeter’s DL stint. Don’t sweat the ankle injury yet; pushing Jeter down the ranks will just be overreacting to something that ultimately may cause him to miss about two weeks.

And pushing Jeter up the ranks gets into the dangerous territoryldes’ departure as Juvenil A coach.Valdes lasted just months in the job before he left over disagreements with management.”I don’t want to go down a negative path,” Kluivert told Mundo Deportivo when asked about Valdes.”I don’t want to harm anyone.”I of knokcing down shortstops with more to offer in power and steals. Stay the course with the captain; his stats won’t be overwhelming, but they won’t shrply decline, either. There’s something to be said for having a known factor like Jeter in your middle infield. 

Napoli coach Carlo Ancelotti was pleased with vict


told the San Francisco Chronicle on Wednesday that he has received offers to play this season but has yet to find the right fit. Theriot has been on each of therpool Echo says Moshiri has increased in stake in Everton to 77.2%.The Blues have today confirmed the majority shareholder has purchased more of the club.Moshiri initially boe contenders.Asked if United, currently 27 points behind runaway leaders Liverpool , can challenge for the title next season Solskjaer did not sound convinced it is a genuine prospect.“That’s the aim, onfidence of his players.Groves has said the club’s players have lost confidence in their manager given their summer arrivals have failed to impress and after their poor start to the season.“The thing with the Arsenal situation with Unai Emery is, of course,” said Solskjaer. “I’m not saying iught 49.9% of shares in February 2016 before upping that to 68.6% in Septeme previous two World Series winning clubs, the 2011 Cardinals and 2012 Giants, and batted .270 with 28 RBI and 13 stolen bases in 104 games last season.“I’ve had some stuff come up, no doubt. It’s not really exactly what I’m looking for playing-time-wise,” Theriot said. “That’s where we’re at right now. We’ll see what happens.”

honey has won the Birmingham City young player of


The Kansas City Star reports Sunday that shorstop is expected to play three innings during a minor league game. It will be his first actiAlex Iwobi.Xavier believes Iwobi is the man to watch when his team faces Nigeria on Sunday.”With Nigeria, Iwobi plays more of an inside role as a second striker than at Everton,” Xavier told BBC Sport.“He is the link in the counter-attack, drags opon in a game in over a week after he’d been dealing with stiffness in his back. 

Escobar is expected to start at shortstop on opening day for the Royals. He’s hitting .290 thiis work as manager at Chelsea.The Blues legend joined in the summer from Derby County, with some fans doubtful about the impact he could make given he is so new e have six offers from different clubs on the table for Soumare. There has been no indications made as to which clubs have submitted a bid for the Frenchman but Napoli, Real Madrid, Valencia and Manchester City have all previously been linked with hito management.But Lampard has ushered in a new style of play, while promoting several yous spring over 31 at-bats with three RBI, two triples and a double. 

Pirates sign Jose Contreras to minor-league contract


The have announced that they’ve signed veteran right-hander Jose Contreras to a minor-league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Contreras, 41, is recovering from elbow surgery and will continue the rehabilitation process during camp. Last season, Contreras logged a 5.27 ERA in 13 2/3 innings for the Phillies. He was able to log just 14 innings in 2011, again because of elbow surgery.

In parts of 10 major-league seasons, the Cuba native has a 4.55 ERA across 292 games, 175 of which have been starts. As a reliever, Contreras has a career ERA of 3.78.

For more baseball news, rumors and analysis, follow on Twitter, subscribe to the and . Also, individually interact with us g coach Rafa Benithat ruled him out of the Copa del Rey final.With Suarez sitting in the stands as Valencia defeated Barcelona, with Leo Messi ock Origi for his Champions League final appearance.Pirlo says only Origi’s goal against Tottenham could redeem him for his poor performance.”Tottenham showed no character, there were players like Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen who didn’t want the bthe only recognised attacker in the side.”The injury that led to surgery has nothing to do with my cartilage but because of aez admits he has plans to return to England.The former Liverpool and Newcastle United manager is in his first season in the Chinese Premier League.He told BBC Sport: “In the future I will return to England. I’m happy here, it’s not on Twitter: , and .

fender Marc Cucurella.Getafe have exercised their


In another indication of how quickly time passes, veteran starting pitcher will enter his ninth season in Atlanta this year. And the campaign could be his last as a member of the Braves as he heads into the final year of his contract with the club. The 37-year-old said he would like to finish his career with Atlanta, but is not focused on the situation. “We’ll make the most of it,” he told .com. “My job is to go out and help this team win. I’m going to enjoy it and savor it as much as I can. Hopefully it’s not, but it could be the last year for talks between the club and Maddison’s representatives started last November, but a fresh deal is only just moved to Parma from Manchester United for £1.4m.But Corriere dello Sport says a deal is already in place for Darmian to join Inter Milan in January.As part of the deal, Parma will take Alessandro Bastoni on loan.Moving to Inter will see Dyet to be agreed.City wanted to reward their number 10 with a contract that reflected his importance to the club and his rise to full England internatiome here. Hopat he is far better than Carlos Vela.While Vela is the top scorer in MLS this season, Ibrahimovic believes that he is still the best player in the league.Despite being in the twilight of his career, Ibrahimovic has lost none of his arrogance and passefully, I’ll play a while longer, and hopefully it’s here.”

White Sox are latest to enter Greinke derby


The surprising White Sox now have Zack Greinke on their radar, scoures said.

The first-place White Sox have established themselves as the favorite in the A.L. Central to the surprise of manyeft Real Sociedad last month.The former Manchester United winger is now displaying some of the best form of his career and scored in last weekend’s victory over Valencia.Januzaj said, “Sometimes in football you don’t know what can happen. I was at Re, and they are said to be hoping to make another second big splash on the trade market. Their trade for third baseman kevin Youkilis has been a major hit.

The Braves, Angels, Rangers, Orioles and other also are expected to be in the Greinke derby.

Gavin Floyd’s start was push back due to an elbow issue, and John Danks has had injury concerns this year as well. So the White Sox clearly want another starter. The White Sox also would like to add a veteran reliever.

Greinke’s scheduled start Wednesday was pushed back, but sources famvren, according to reports.The Reds defender is reportedly keen on an exit from Anfield after falling down the pecking order under Jurgen Klopp last season.AC Milan want to bring the Croatia international to the San Siro this summer.According to Italiliar with the situation say he isn’t hurt. Brewers GM Doug Melvin told they just want to “recharge his bai Matteo says John Terry will be the next manager of Chelsea.Terry is currently an assistant coach at Aston Villa.Di Matteo told The Athletic: “If you can sign JT, you get him.”He’s a guy who makes things easier for the manager. “He, too, will be thetteries.”

The Brewers have some hope to stay in the race, but sources suggest their chances to re-sign Greinke are very slim.

Scott Feldman unhappy to be stepping aside for Roy Oswalt


Right-hander Roy Oswalt will join the on Fridp believes that Harney Elliott is the real deal.The youngster was among the players who faced Aston Villa in the Carabao Cup quarter final on Tuesday night.While the Reds lost the game 5-0, Elliott was among the younger players who shone against moreay and against the Rockies. That, of course, means that someone in the current Ranger rotation must go. Someone, thy name is , who’s now on his way back to the Texas bullpen.

It should come as no shock that Feldman is not particularly pleased about the change of role:

“It’s just tough to keep going back and forth,” Feldman said []. “That’s the main thing. Moving back and forth, it’s how you hurt your arm. “It’s how you get hurt. I’m not happy.” “Basically, telling me that I’m not in the plans for the second time this year, spring training and then now, that’s fine, if I’m not in their plans. But it doesn’t mean I have to be happy about it.”

Feldman has a 6.43 ERA after eight starts this season and a 3.86 ERA in five relief appearances, so that surely plays into the thinking. For his career, however, the 29-year-old has been slightly better as a starting pitcher than he has out of the bullpen. Even so, with Derek Holland not far from his likely return from injury, Feldman probably wasn’t long for manager Steve Bruce.Newcastle earned a first win for the season at Tottenham on Sunday.Krafth told Sportbladet: “I’ve heard how the talk has gone but I wasn’t here last season, I can only speak for what it is now. “I think he is a good coach ang for the rotation anyway.

For more baseball news, rumors and analysis, follow on Twittted defender Chris Smalling says “consistency” will be key next season.Smalling admits finishing sixth last season wasn’t good enough.”I think consistency,” he told of what must improve. “Obviously since Ole (Gunnar Solskjaer) has come ier, subscribe to the and .

Darvish hits 96 on the radar gun, tosses soft barb at Daisuke


SURPRISE, Ariz. –International sensation Yu Darvish showed decent velocity, a very good two-seamer and a bit of a sense of humor on the occasion of his well-covered third start of the spring. Though Rangers officials figured he was just warming for the season, scouts had him clocked at 93-96 mph and his comedy was in midseason form, suggesting his “gyroball” was “probably behind” today in an apparent humorous little dig at his predecessor Daisuke Matsuzaka’s phantom pitch.In the end, the coverage outsripped Matsuzaka’s performance, and his rehab pitches are still drawing reporters in Fort Myers. But most of the Japanese press has moved over here to see if Darvish will live up to the extraordinary hype while simultaneously adding to it. Darvish is no mirage in Japan, as the coverage has been enormous for the $111-million talent. The focus is squarely on him, though Darvish tried to squash it by doing some very American downplaying, saying he didn’t have to be another C.J. Wilson, the ex-Rangers ace who bolted for the rival Angels for $77.5 million. “I don’t feel pressure that I have to replace him or match his numbers,” Darvish said. “The only thing I can do is prepare well for each start.”Texas RangersRelated links | | | That might be true for now, but the Rangers’ outlay of serious cash guarantees that the expectations will be enormous for the tall, talanted righthander, who allowed one run and three walks while striking out four in four innings against the Brewers. Current Rangers PR man extraordinaire John Blake happened to be the Red Sox’s top PR guy when Matsuzaka showed up in Fort Mrth £320m over eight years.The life insurance company has been on Spurs’ shirts since 2013, but the new deal is a significant rise in revenue for the Champions League finalists.It matches the reported £40m-a-year deal Chelsea signed in 2015 with Yoyers with a $103-million price tag and seemingly half of Japan tailing him, and Blake says the level of coverage has been about the same for Darvish. That is to say, like his pitches, over the top.Scouts seemed impresssed by Darvish’s third outing but he mostly gave himself a good-but-not-great review, noting that he “can’t really repeat” his delivery right now the way he’d like, but that he is unworried with a few starts to go here. Regardless, he noted how “comfortable” he felt on the mound while drawing a contrast with Brewers hitter, about whom he said looked “uncomfortable” trying to deal with his darting two-seamer.While the results through three starts have been fairly unremarkable, the praise has been lavish. “He throws downhill,” said Brewers Ryan Braun, who went 0 for 2, said. “He has a presnce on the mound.. You could tell he’s comfortable. He’s poised. He competes.” (Darvish showed some diplomacy, complimenting Braun’s swing while declining to comment on his other issue: “I’m still new here … It’s not really for me to say. But the results are out. We have to accept that. That should not take away from his greatness.”)Darvish’s greatness is really the question over here, anyway. But from what little folks can tell in spring training, the hype remains high.He surely does seem calm and poised, and he doesn’t appear to worry. Not that his control wasn’t a tad off, not that it didn’t take him 70 pitches (including 31 balls) to get through the four innings, not that journeyman Travis Ichikawa didn’t reach twice via walk. Norichika Aoki, a three-time Japan League batting champion who’d been struggling in his first spring here, knocked in the only run off Darvish with a bouncing single up the middle.”In evai Emery was impressed by his Arsenal youngsters after Wednesday night’s 2-1 win over Bayern Munich in California.An own goal by Louis Poznanski had given the Gunners a second half lead that was cancelled out by Robert Lewandowski.20-year-old Eddie Nery spring I’m ususually not sharp,” Darvish said. “In my situation right now I don’t see much different from my previous springs.”Oh, there’s nothing different, except maybe the attention, the competition and the expectation — in other words, just about everything except his pitches are mentality.Tomori, along with several of his teammates, won multiple FA Youth Cup’s and UEFA Youth League’s with the club’s academy.Now a firmly established first-teamer, Tomori said: “Being used to winning is a good thing because once you get a tast different.

Jamal Adams admits he’s not ready to talk to Jets GM, says the ‘Patriots don’t take calls on Tom Brady’


A full day has passed since the  listened to trade offers for , and the Pro Bowl safety still isn’t ready to sit down with general manager Joe Douglas to discuss what went down before Tuesday’s trade deadline. But Adams is ready and willing to talk about it with the media.

On Wednesday, , Adams expounded on why he was hurt by what happened on Tuesday and explained his mindset after the chaos of Tuesday’s deadline that .

First, Adams explained why he hasn’t spoken with Douglas yet.

“I have not. I haven’t. I’m not ready to talk,” Adams said. “That’s just where I’m at with it. Just not ready to talk. When you go through something, sometimes it’s best to just kinda let it cool down and then when you’re ready to talk and have a conversation, we definitely can and I believe we definitely will. But I’m not ready to talk about it.”

Adams also explained why he was/is upset and hurt about hearing his name in trade talks.

“At the end of the day, I know he has a job to do, and I respect it. But I hold myself in a high regard. I’ve done everything they’ve asked me to do since I’ve been here for the three years. I didn’t take that lightly. I really didn’t,” Adams said. “But when I heard, my agent called me and he told me what was going on, it definitely hurt me. I hold myself at a high level. The don’t take calls on . The don’t take calls on . That’s where I hold myself, in that regard. Regardless of, I understand that you have a job to do, that’s the way I took it.”

Later, aack Ricardo Pereira.The Daily Express says Jose Mourinho is a big fan of the attacking right-back but will face some stiff competition this January as he looks to make Pereira his first signing as Spurs boss.Despite Mourinho being ready to offer £30ddressing the video above,  tweeting: 

“Not saying I’m the greatest ever. But you shouldn’t tell a guy you are the cornerstone of the team on Friday, that you won’t be moved, and then negotiate terms with other teams 3 days later… 

But look, I’m at peace with everything! It’s all Luv!”

Finally, Adams addressed his long-term future with the team. While he insisted that he’s happy to be with obertson has enjoyed a dig at Chelsea over their treatment of Mohamed Salah.After flopping at Chelsea, Salah has established himself as one of the world’s premier marksmen with the Reds, netting 70 times in 103 appearances so far in two seasons.”One the Jets right now, he also acknowledged that he has no idea what the future holds. Counting his fifth-year option, Adams is under contract with the Jets through the 2021 season. If the Jets decline to pick up his option, Adams would become an unrestricted free agent after next season.

“Like I said, I don’t know the future, I really don’t,” Adams said. “I’m excited to be here right now as we speak. I’mastle United fans.The winger has already thrown down the gauntlet at Arsenal ahead of today’s clash.He told the Sunday Sun: “Physicality?”Have you seen my body?”It’s a bit different from others.”I knew I wanted to come to the Premier League so I got excited to put on the uniform. I’m excited to be part of this organization. But for the future, I don’t know. I really don’t. I thought I did, but I don’t know right now.”

It’s understandable for Adams to feel this way. Of course, Adams — one of the league’s best young players — has to either the () or  (as ). By doing that, the Jets signaled that they think they’d be better off rebuilding without him and with draft picks that could, in theory, become better players than Adams. 

Adams is right. Since he was selected sixth overall in the 2017 draft, he’s done everything the Jets have asked of him, playing in every single game, racking up 236 combined tackles, and earning a trip to the Pro Bowl. He’s already one of the game’s best safeties and he’s only 24 years old. In his mind, he’s the exact player the Jets should be trying to build around.

But it’s also understandable why the Jets took trade calls. As Adams himself said, Douglas has a job to do. His job is to make the Jets better. Adams is one of league’s best players, but he arguably doesn’t play a premium position. In that sense, he’s almost sorta a luxury player. So, if the Jets felt like they had a chance to get a  which they could’ve used to build a more complete roster, it’s understandable why they listened to offers. It would’ve been foolish to ignore calls from desperate teams that might be willing to cough up multiple first-round picks for one player. If anything, Adams should feel at least somewhat valued by the Jets considering they didn’t feel like a first-round pick and a Day 3 pick () were enough to move him. That means they think highly of him. They value him.

But now, the Jets find themselves in a bit of maelstrom. They’re 1-6 despite being big buyers in free agency, their second-year quarterback is seeing ghosts, their first-year coach has been an abject disaster, and now after shopping multiple key players at the trade deadline, they’re stuck with those players who now know they’re expendable in the eyes of the organization. 

The good news for the Jets is that they get to play the in Week 9. The bad news for the Jets is that if they lose to the Dolphins, which is a very real possibility, a new rock bottom awaits them.

2020 NFL Mock Draft: Joe Burrow replaces Tua Tagovailoa as No. 1 pick, inconsistent Justin Herbert plummets


Justin Herbert might possess every physical trait you’d want in a franchise quarterback but until he starts has again declared his former Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho will bring success to Tottenham.Bale is happy to see Mourinho in charge of Spurs.And he stated: “The fact that Mourinho has arrived is a strong and clear message from the club. “José is playing with more consistency we’re dropping him down our draft board. In our latest mock draft, we have him falling into the bottom third of the first round while Joe Burrow t English teenagers Brandon Williams and James Garner on notice.The pair will feature in the Carabao Cup tie with Chelsea.”Jimmy played 10-15 minutes against Norwich and was excellent, calmed us down and made some good decisions when we wanted to seemakes his debut at No. 1, followed by Tua Tagovailoa, who suffered a high-ankle sprain on Saturdayo Fernandes.The Mirror says Spurs have moved for Sporting goal machine Bruno Fernandes with talks deadlocked for Real Betis star Giovani Lo Celso.They have now sent two senior officials to Lisbon to try and finalise a deal.United also have an interes and is expected to miss several weeks.  

All told, only three quarterbacks go in Round 1. Meanwhile, the Redskins end up with arguably the best player in this draft class and the Broncos find a younger, faster more dynamic Emmanuel Sanders. And just a reminder: In light of the Jalen Ramsey trade, three teams — the Dolphins, Raiders and Jaguars — now have multiple first-round picks.


There’s a new No. 1 in our latest mock draft. Brady Quinn and Ryan Wilson join Will Brinson to break it down, and they also size up the latest trade talk and more. Listen below and for daily goodness fired into your eardrums.

Alright, let’s get to it.

Daniel Jones: Patriots beating hometown Panthers in Super Bowl XXXVIII was ‘heartbreaking’


and the will head to Gillette Stadium on Thursday night for the rookie quarterback’s first meeting against the six-time champion and the . 

Growing up a fan in Charlotte, Jones vividly remembers one of those six Super Bowl victories, when a then 26-year-old Brady defeated Jake Delhomme and company in 2004. He told  what it was like to watch his hometown team lose Super Bowl XXXVIII.

“Obviously it was heartbreaking when (Patriots kicker Adam) Vinatieri made that field goal,” Jones, who wa Fletcher.Fletcher, 39, left his role as Bournemouth loan manager to take over at League Two O’s in October, but was dismissed on Friday having won none of his five matches in charge. Travn Rodgers expects a big game from James Maddison tonight against Aston Villa.The duel between Maddison and Villa’s Jack Grealish will provide an intriguing sub-plot as both players strive for a place in England’s Euro 2020 squad, with Rodgers again pis explained to talkSPORT: “We really thought Carl was going ts only six years old at the time, said. 

Despite experiencing his first sports heartbreak at a young age, Jones said it did not make him dislike Brady. That’s not something a lot of people who’ve watched Brady defeat their team in a big game would probably say.

Jones instead gained respect for TB12 and is amazed at what he has been able to accomplish throughout the years.

“(I) grew up watching him. Obviously he’s won a lot, achieved a lot in his career. So a lot of respect for that,” Jones said.

Brady and Vinatieri are both (somehow) still in the league and have won more Super Bowls following the win against Carolina that broke little Danny Dimes’ helsea have yet to confirm reports that Gonzalo Higuain can be re-signed next season. As it stands, the Blues will not be able to sign players for two transfer windows after FIFA rejected their latest appeal of the ban, which was handed down by the govart. They are 20 and 24 years older than Jones, respectively. 

Jones may have gotten some redemption a few years later after the Panthers’ Super Bowl loss. He owned an as a kid and got to see Big Blue take down Brady and the Pats in the Super Bowl not once, but twice. 

Now, Jones looks to do what his predecessor did, and surprise everyone by beating the Patriots. The stakes aren’t nearly as high, but the Pats are in the midst of an undefeated season. 

When is the 2019 NFL Draft: Date, time, stream, TV, schedule, mock drafts, live coverage from CBS Sports HQ


We’ve had the combine, pro days and workouts. We’ve gone through countless mock drafts. And now, finally, it’s here — the begins in a matter of hours. 

So, exactly when does the draft get underway? And how long does it last? We’re glad you asked. Let’s go over absolutely everything you need to know about the 2019 draft right here:

When is the 2019 NFL Draft?

This year’s draft starts on , and runs through .

The entire weekend schedule is as follows:

 Round 1 (8 p.m. ET) Rounds 2-3 (7 p.m. ET) Rounds 4-7 (12 p.m. ET)

Where is the 2019 NFL Draft?

For the first time ever, this year’s draft will be held in downtown .

The draft’s main stage will be  and also play host to free draft-week concerts by Tim McGraw and Dierks Bentley, among others. Selection Square, where team tables are set up and club representatives make their picks, will be held at the city’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center, home of the Nashvilts the club to sign Andy Lonergan before Wednesday’s European Super Cup against Chelsea.The Reds have lost number one goalkeeper Alisson after he sustained a calf injury in Friday’s win over Norwich City.With Klopp’s third-choice keeper Caoimhin Kellle Symphony.

Nashville playing host to the 2019 draft marks the fifth location of the draft in six years. After 50 straight years in New York City, where it was most recently held at Radio City Music Hall, the draft has stopped in Chicago (Auditorium Theatre), Philadelphia (Museum of Art) and Arlington (AT&T Stadium) since 2015.

How do I watch the draft?

Here are all your options to catch the draft on TV or via live stream:

ABC, ESPN, Network, ESPN DeportesABC, ESPN, ESPN2, NFL Network, ESPN DeportesABC, ESPN, NFL Network, ESPN Deportes

 (try for free),

You can also catch live coveement and Umtiti are agreed he can leave Barca some time in 2020.The defender was in London this week, to attend Arsenal’s victory over Manchester United – and the Frenchman has been linked with the Gunners.Indeed, Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is a fan rage on CBS Sports HQ and, where we’ll accompany our draft trackers with grades on each and every pick as they’re made.

 ,  (full draft order)

Mock drafts

If you want the best of the best draft projections, don’t miss  featuring all 254 pick predictions. You can also find seven-round mock drafts, team needs and prospect big boards for all 32  .

Where can I find more info on the draft?

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LOOK: Saints fan buys billboards all around 2019 Super Bowl site that say his team got robbed


The call midfielder Hirving Lozano.Napoli have offered €40m for the Mexico international.“We’ve been following Lozano since last January,” De Laurentiis told ESPN.“We kngned defender Kevin Berkoe on a one-year deal following his release by Wolverhampton Wanderers.The 17-year-old joined Wolves in 2017 from Chelsea but did not make a senior appearance for the club.”You can see he has a lot of ability and now he has toow very well that he can be a good buy for Napoli. We’ve also been following James a(or rather, non-call) that likely kept the out of the . Some billboards have already popped up around the Atlanta area, as car dealership owner Matt Bowers (who owns some dealerships throughout the southeastern United States) bought up space to let the world know that the Saints should be playing in their arch-rival’s stadium.

As the season wore on, it was a growing dread among fans that the Saints may get to play a Super Bowl in Mercedes BeFleetwood Town have signed Sheffield United striker Ched Evans for an undisclosed fee.The 30-year-old scored 18 goals whilst on loan at the League One club last season.”Ched has been our number one target all summer,” Fleetwood boss Joey Barton told the club website.”Everyone saw the impact he had on and off the pitch last season.”nz Stadium. When that didn’t come to pass, Falcons fans were understandably thrilled.

The billboards said everything from “SAINTS GOT ROBBED” to ” BLEAUX IT.”

Bowers is a diehard Saints fan, but who knows what “I’m not done yet” means. He might be involved in are trying to wage against the NFL.

All of this, of course, ultimately is for naught. The league isn’t going to force the teams to replay the game, and the are going to the Super Bowl. For Saints fans, however, it’s about letting the NFL know that it was wrong. The NFL has admitted as much, but Falcons fans can look at the billboards and realize that they dodged a bullet.

If you still haven’t marked your calendar for the Super Bowl, the game will be kicking off from Atlanta on Feb. 3 and will be televised by CBS . If you’re thinking about buying a new TV for the big game, CNET has you covered. They shared .