Former GM convinced Kyle Shanahan, 49ers remain interested in these two QBs – 49ers Webzone

Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports Former NFL general manager Michael Lombardi, now a contributor at The Athletic, doesn’t buy into John Lynch’s recent declaration that the San Francisco 49ers are content heading into the 2021 season with Jimmy Garoppolo at the helm. If they were, he doesn’t feel that the team would be calling around the league to inquire about anyone who might be available. Most assume that Lynch is doing his due diligence as free agency and the draft quickly approaches. “They are too active, too aggressive to run it…

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Life Is Good runs away with Derby prep at Santa Anita – Horse Racing Nation

Arcadia, Calif. It was Life Is Good’s chance to grab the favorite’s role for the Kentucky Derby. Saturday he seized it. Bob Baffert’s top hope to bring him his seventh Derby victory was an easy winner Saturday at Santa Anita. With Mike Smith riding, Life Is Good (1-2) led from gate to wire and ran away to an eight-length victory in the San Felipe Stakes (G2), a virtual win-and-you’re-in qualifier for the Derby. “I was hoping for something like this,” Baffert said after Life Is Good ran his record to…

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UFC 259 video: Trevin Jones kicks off prelims with huge uppercut to flatten Mario Bautista – MMA Fighting

They say you don’t get a second chance to make a first impression but technically Trevin Jones pulled off that feat with his appearance at UFC 259. After accepting and winning his debut in spectacular fashion in one of the greatest comebacks in recent UFC history, Jones had his win taken away after he tested positive for marijuana and the victory was overturned to a no contest. With a full training camp this time around, Jones made the most of his second appearance by flattening Mario Bautista with a nasty…

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NFC West Notes: Wilson, Seahawks, Griffin, Cardinals, Watt, 49ers, Brown – profootballrumors.com

Following a season in which the Seahawks failed to reach the NFC championship game for a sixth straight year, Russell Wilson set about communicating his goals for what he views as the second half of his career with his camp. Those goals center around returning the Seahawks to a Super Bowl-caliber team. Wilson then brought those to Pete Carroll, per Albert Breer of SI.com, who notes the perennial Pro Bowl passer communicated he wants more say regarding the direction of the team. Wilson also mentioned to Carroll he would like…

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New mock draft proposes Packers trade up in first round for CB – Packers Wire

By Zach Kruse | March 6, 2021 5:33 pm The Green Bay Packers have traded up in the first round during each of the first three drafts run by general manager Brian Gutekunst. A new mock draft from Chad Reuter of NFL.com proposes Gutekunst and the Packers make it four straight in 2021. Reuter’s first round had the Packers trading up from No. 29 to take Northwestern cornerback Greg Newsome at No. 22 overall. The cost to move up seven spots was a pair of mid-round picks. “Cornerback is a…

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NBA commissioner Adam Silver says ‘most players’ will get COVID-19 vaccine, but aren’t required to do so – ESPN

5:34 PM ET Tim BontempsESPN NBA commissioner Adam Silver on Saturday said the NBA will not require anyone to get a COVID-19 vaccine, however he believes “most players” will ultimately choose to do so. “We’re seeing this now, both in the actual numbers of people getting vaccinated in the United States and opinion polls, that people are becoming more willing to get vaccinated,” Silver said during his All-Star Weekend virtual news conference from Atlanta. “I think, as to those who have been hesitators, as tens of millions of people now…

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Pitching Notes: Payamps, Mata, Osuna – MLB Trade Rumors

By TC Zencka | March 6, 2021 at 4:17pm CDT The Red Sox and Blue Jays continue their divisional tug-of-war over right-hander Joel Payamps. The Blue Jays claimed Payamps from Boston today, per Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com (via Twitter). Payamps began the winter as a member of the Diamondbacks, with whom he made four appearances totaling seven innings over the past two seasons. The Red Sox claimed the 26-year-old at the end of November, but since early February he’s been passed back and forth between Boston and Toronto every two…

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Bengals build around Joe Burrow in new 4-round NFL mock draft – Bengals Wire

By Chris Roling | March 6, 2021 5:00 pm NFL mock drafts have it figured out: The Cincinnati Bengals will use the fifth pick on Oregon tackle Penei Sewell, Florida tight end Kyle Pitts or LSU wideout Ja’Marr Chase. And it’s hard to argue. But more interesting might be what the team does in the rounds right after, which makes mocks that go beyond the opening round all the more interesting. NFL.com’s Chad Reuter just posted one such mock, giving the Bengals Sewell in Round 1: “Sewell’s size and athleticism…

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Giants sign LHP Álvarez to 1-year MLB deal – MLB.com

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — The Giants added another established arm to their bullpen mix on Saturday, announcing that they’ve signed left-hander José Álvarez to a one-year, $1.15 million deal. Álvarez’s contract includes a club option for the 2022 season worth $1.5 million. If the Giants decline the option, Álvarez would be entitled to a $100,000 buyout. Right-hander Jordan Humphreys was designated for assignment and claimed off waivers by the Padres, clearing a spot on the 40-man roster for Álvarez. It was the second time the Giants have lost Humphreys, who had…

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Ohio State vs. Illinois score: Live coverage, college basketball scores, updates, NCAA highlights – CBSSports.com

No. 4 Illinois is off to a great start in its encore to the top-five road win against Michigan, holding a 41-37 lead at halftime against No. 7 Ohio State in Columbus, Ohio. Sporting a protective mask for the facial injury that cost him three games, Illinois star guard Ayo Dosunmu has hit the ground running and connected on all five of his first half attempts and is tied for the team lead with 11 points. The Fighting Illini have also gotten a huge boost from Andre Curbelo off the…

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