DeMarcus Ware working with Broncos pass rushers

DeMarcus Ware said earlier this year that he’d like to work as a mentor to pass rushers and one of his former teams is giving him a chance to do that.

Mike Klis of KUSA reports that Ware will spend the final two weeks of the offseason helping the current Broncos edge rushers. Ware had 21.5 sacks for Denver over his final three NFL seasons.

Some of Ware’s charges have already spent time working with him as Von Miller, Shane Ray and Shaq Barrett were all with the Broncos before Ware retired as a player. Fifth overall pick Bradley Chubb did not play with Ware and getting him up to speed as soon as possible is likely to be a focus for the team over the rest of the offseason.

The Red Sox snagged Mookie Betts, plus Jackie Bradley Jr. and Travis Shaw. The Indians: Francisco Lindor, Cody Allen and Jason Kipnis plus Clint Frazier, who helped them get Andrew Miller from the Yankees. The Dodgers: Corey Seager, Cody Bellinger and the emerging Ross Stripling. The Nationals have not done great without a top pick, but they turned three of those high selections into Stephen Strasburg, Bryce Harper and Anthony Rendon.

Charlton played behind DeMarcus Lawrence, who made 14.5 sacks. Lawrence played 67.1 percent of the defensive snaps, which was the most among Cowboys’ defensive linemen.

Both Lawrence and Charlton expect the 2017 first-round pick to play more — and do more — this season.

I feel like Taco had a pretty good rookie season, Lawrence said. You all take away the light that he was playing behind me so it wasn’t like he could get as many reps as he needed. This year I feel like he’s going to come along and take you all by storm.

Yeah, that’s a good question, Engram said. We definitely have a lot of talent. We’re going to utilize all of it as well. So it’s definitely interesting to think about. But I mean, in practice, we’ve got guys making plays all over the field. So the ball’s going to find the best player. We don’t really care where the ball goes, I just know we have a lot of talent.

Engram made it through 15 games and led the team with 65 receptions and six touchdowns. He was burdened with too heavy a load, asked to make plays down the field as the losses piled up. He sounds as if he will accept fewer catches for a whole lot more winning.

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All these homers are from MLB juicing the ball. Well, maybe.

It’s a discussion that’s far from over. There’s likely some underlying change or, as with the steroid era changes that’s causing all these dingers. A changed baseball could very well be part of it, but we’ll need more testing and more research to know for sure: Especially when UMASS Lowell has already done their own testing again and concluded something different than this pair did.

Regardless, it’s worth reading and thinking about the findings within that Ringer piece. Even if my advice to log off was unwisely ignored.

When is a home run with the bases loaded only worth one run? When Aaron Hicks reaches over the fence and catches it, so all the Angels ended up with was a sac fly.
The College World Series bracket and schedule is set, so prepare for some tournament baseball this weekend.

You won’t have to wait until this evening for the draft to resume. A pre-show begins at 12:30 p.m. ET on MLB.com, and then at 1 p.m. we’ll get the Twins making their next selection.

Arrieta is in this phase, and while he can come out of it clean, Verlander-style, there are never guarantees. Tim Lincecum’s availability is proof of that, even if the only similarities they really have is that they throw with their right arm and used to be much better.

A word of caution: Don’t look at the BABIP and consider the case closed. That works swell for Rizzo up there, but pitchers struggling to adjust to a diminished fastball are a different species. The pitchers will often try to do what worked in the past, and hitters have milliseconds more for what they were trying to do in the past. Milliseconds are all they needed in the first place, which means more line drives until the pitcher re-adjusts.

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LeBron James admits sacrificing family for success, apologizes to wife

LeBron James is a big man.

The three-time NBA champion and four-time MVP is listed at 6-8, 250 pounds officially, but most recognize he’s likely closer to 6-9, 270.

Known for his selflessness off the court, James, who’s averaging a career-best 8.8 assists in 2016-17, isn’t too big to admit his selfishness off it. During a recent episode of Cavs’ teammates Richard Jefferson and Channing Frye’s podcast “Road Trippin,” the 13-time all-star admitted he’d had to apologize to his wife for, at times, sacrificing his family in the pursuit of greatness.

“It’s got to be up to us to change that and the only way to do that, is to do it out there on the court. I think we’re taking steps in that direction. I think our guys want to get there and I think they are learning how to get there, we’re just not there yet.”

If the phrase “soft” and “Lakers” sound familiar together, it’s probably because it’s the same thing Byron Scott said about the team in 2015. Being labeled as “soft” in the NBA is one of the worst insults because it means you’re an easy opponent since you don’t try hard enough.

Julius Randle, who had a triple-double in Tuesday’s game, wasn’t so ready to give his Cheap Liverpool Soccer Jerseys teammates the soft label. Although he admits they need to get better.

“It pisses me off, cause we’re not soft,” Randle said, via Lakers Cheap Mitchell And Ness Jerseys Nation. “But, we’re not the aggressor, when we’re the aggressive team, we give ourselves a chance to win and the soft stuff is out the window. When we’re not the aggressor, then teams have confidence, players have confidence.”