The Dodgers might be 2 months from regular season history

On July 20, we wrote about the Dodgers winning 11 in a row and the cushy lead they had built up in the NL West. That 11th win put them at 31-4 in their previous 35 games, which is unfathomably good: a full season at that pace would give a team 125 wins, which, spoiler, has never been done before.

Los Angeles would lose its next two games USA Basketball Cheap Jerseys after this column discussed how unstoppable the team had been, so please, never doubt the power of the written word again. The thing is, though, that the Dodgers quickly recovered, and they’ve rattled off nine wins in a row since those consecutive defeats, meaning they’re now 40-6 in their last 46 games. Forty wins. Six losses. An .870 winning percentage in that stretch. The winningest Lakers team of all time, the 1971-1972 edition that went 69-13, had an .841 winning percentage. Just two Lakers teams ever were even over the .800 mark.

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NBA free agency: Dan Gilbert clearing path out of Cleveland for LeBron James

Who will burn LeBron’s jersey this time?

It is July 2017, and we’re just about a year out from the free agency of LeBron James. That means we are set up for about 50 weeks of mind-numbing sleuthing, interpreting a variety of mysterious quotes and cryptic tweets from James himself, hustling information from “sources close to James” and divining his preferred future destinations from his latest online photos.

James should put up a picture of a few bags of Lipton on Instagram, and he Real Cheap Jerseys will have us literally reading tea leaves.

The Browns drafted Jabrill Peppers with the No. 25 pick in the NFL Draft, a polarizing pick considering the former Heisman Trophy finalist at Michigan had a diluted sample at the NFL Combine. Peppers, however, fits in well with Williams’ scheme and should play safety right away. The Browns acquired Calvin Pryor in that trade for Davis, and it will be interesting to see how he fits. Ibraheim Campbell and Ed Reynolds are other options.

Jason McCourty, who played under Williams in 2013 at Tennessee, was signed via free agency and should work well with veteran Joe Haden. McCourty could play both cornerback and safety, which is a plus. Jamar Taylor and Briean Boddy-Calhoun also return after tying Haden for the team lead with three interceptions.

Britton Colquitt returns after averaging 45.3 yards per punt last season, but the kicking competition became more intriguing with the addition of Zane Gonzalez, the 2016 Lou Groza Award winner who connected on 23 of 25 field goals for Arizona State last season. He’ll push Cody Parkey for the starting job.

The key will be from 40 yards or more, where Parkey hit just seven USA Basketball Cheap Jerseys of 12 last season. In the return game, Peppers averaged 14.8 yards per punt return at Michigan last season.

LeBron James questions reason for salary cap

The NBA is a players league, so it’s only natural players stand up for each other. On Saturday afternoon LeBron James stood tall for Stephen Curry.

James does have an interesting point, though. What would Curry be worth if he were on an open market with no salary cap? It would probably be more than the current contract he has reportedly agreed upon in principal.

According to a report by the Philly Voice, Eagles linebacker Jordan Hicks has injured his hand while on his honeymoon in Greece. Hicks was just married this week and immediately made the trip to Europe and subsequently suffered the injury. He sustained the injury while reportedly getting out of the pool.

The injury has been reported as minor, but it was bad USA Basketball Cheap Jerseys enough that he had to send photos and video of his injury back to team staff in Philadelphia so they could get a better look at the injury.

Hicks was a third round pick out of the University of Texas in 2015. He recorded 85 tackles and tallied five interceptions in 2016.

We’ve seen what Ibaka looks like at his peak. He can completely change how an opposing offense operates with his ability to protect the rim and alter shots. He has developed a reliable 3-point shot (39.1 percent last season), forcing defenders to respect him on the perimeter.

But what version of Ibaka are you getting? Can the 27-year-old forward reach his old Thunder status? As he has drifted toward the 3-point line, his inside game has dropped.

If the Raptors don’t bite the bullet, keep an eye on the Heat and possibly Pittsburgh Penguins Cheap Jerseys the Hawks as suitors, especially if Millsap walks.