Snickers to attempt first-ever live Super Bowl ad

Elite Mens Merril Hoge Jersey Snickers has announced its plans to air the first live commercial in the history of the Super Bowl.

Snickers will join brands like Hyundai with a new creative approach on Super Bowl commercials. The company will be airing their first live Super Bowl commercial created in real-time DURING the Big Game. Around 150 ad executives from Mars, ad agency BBDO, and production company O Positive, will work together to shoot the 30-second, western-themed spot. The ad will beperformed and broadcast during the first commercial break within the third quarter.

Along with the commercial, Snickers plans to run a 36-hour live stream from the set beginning Feb. 2 at noon ET, on Snickerslive.com and on the brand’s Facebook page.

Brady admits his personal life affected him in 2016. His Deflategate battle against the NFL reportedly ended when it did only because Brady had a more important battle with which to concern himself back home.

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Brady is a 12-time Pro Bowler. He ranks fourth all time in passing yards and touchdowns. His 97.2 career passer rating is the third best in NFL history. He is a four-time Super Bowl MVP and two-time NFL MVP. Only once in 16 years have the Patriots not won the AFC East title with Brady as their starter for the entire season. Assuming he keeps up that diet after he retires, the Pro Football Hall of Fame might as will go ahead and get his measurements for a gold jacket right now.

Chris Sale hit hard, given run and fan support in Chicago return

Chris Sale received plenty of support from White Sox fans during the first two days of his return to Chicago. On Tuesday night, his new team gave him lots of support on the field.

The Red Sox backed him with 10 runs at Guaranteed Rate Field, which Sale needed as he had his worst statistical performance of the season. He had qualified for the win when he left the mound, and the Red Sox went on to a 13-7 victory.

Sale pitched a season-low five innings, allowing five earned runs on 10 hits — both season highs — before he was replaced by reliever Heath Hembree in the sixth inning.

Game Womens Marcel Dionne Jersey I clearly didn’t have it tonight, Sale told reporters in comments broadcasted by NESN.

Sale received a standing ovation Tuesday, following a scoreboard tribute Monday, in his return to the city’s south side.

With the 12-2 win, the Astros (28-12) own the best record in the majors and have now won 13 of 16 games. Keuchel’s ERA actually rose to 1.84 after allowing two runs to the otherwise stagnant Marlins offense, which went hitless for the final 6 2/3 innings against Keuchel and two relievers, and totaled just four hits.

Brian McCann and Jake Marisnick ked the Astros with four RBIs apiece as Marlins starter Tom Koehler gave up eight runs in three innings. The slumping veteran was demoted to Triple-A New Orleans after the game as his ERA inflated to 7.04 this year.

Mike Evans Womens Jersey The Yankees extended their lead in the AL East by routing the Royals 7-1 at Kauffman Stadium behind 13 hits. Gary Sanchez (three-run HR), Chris Carter (two-run HR), Jacoby Ellsbury (two RBIs), and Aaron Judge (two hits, stolen base) feasted on Jason Hammel and Co. in the win.

Chicago Bears head coach John Fox said that was not the case with the practice debut of rookie quarterback Mitchell Trubisky.

A key part of the Rams’ offensive struggles has been their inability to score points. In 2003, they put up 27.9 points per game, second in the league. Since then, the Rams averaged over 20 points per game four times. That fell to a meager 17 points per game in 2015 and an embarrassing 14 points last season.

Those numbers are a cry for help. That’s where McVay comes in.

Chicago Bears head coach John Fox said that was not the case with the practice debut of rookie quarterback Mitchell Trubisky. Fox said Trubisky “had a great camp.” Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer offered on rookie running back Dalvin Cook: “He showed acceleration, good feet, good vision, a lot of the same things we saw on tape.”

The draft’s No. 1 pick, defensive end Myles Garrett, strolled into the Cleveland Browns’ den and turned heads and raised eyebrows when he said that Hall of Fame defensive end Bruce Smith told Garrett he was slow off the ball.

What?

Not the type of stuff you want to hear about the top pick. Fortunately for the Browns, head coach Hue Jackson did not label Garrett a bust after initial workouts.

“He’s athletic, fast, big, fun,” Jackson said. “He has to earn the right to be what we think he can be. He’s got to put his head down and work.”

Bruce Smith heard the furor over his analysis.

The Rams got little production from their wide receiving corps, but a big part of that turnout was thanks to the Case Keenum-Jared Goff tandem at quarterback. They added Bills free agent Robert Woods this offseason to help boost a depleted depth chart and added the NCAA’s most prolific wideout in the draft, but still need plenty of help to boost their aerial attack.

Like in Chicago and Jacksonville, Cruz would add a reliable veteran presence to help a young passer develop. He’d have a clear path to playing time as well, having to beat out Woods, rookie Cooper Kupp, and the perpetually underused Tavon Austin for snaps in LA.

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Marcus Mariota injury update: Titans QB returns to field, takes snaps at OTAs

Marcus Mariota is back.

The Titans quarterback made his anticipated return to the football field and took a few snaps at the team’s OTAs on Tuesday for the first time since breaking his leg at the end of last season.

Game Youth Brandon Myers Jersey It felt great, Mariota told reporters. Four months ago I wasn’t sure I was going to be able to participate in OTAs and being able to do some of the drills through practice, it [says] a lot about my progress and my recovery. I was very happy and very grateful to be out there.

Glennon, who could have the second and third years of his contract voided, is just worried about this coming season.

This year is my year and I’m not going to worry about the future, Glennon said Tuesday, via Bears Radio Network. They brought me here to be the quarterback this year and nothing has changed so in my mind I have to go out and play well.

Glennon also said that he would still have [come to Chicago] even if he had already known the Bears were going to draft Trubisky.

While most Bears fans don’t expect this to be a winning season for their team, and a fair few are upset with the Trubisky selection, Chicago has a few options to finally find a franchise quarterback of the future.

Wilfork: My professional status is enjoying barbecue. I want to make sure that I’m 100 percent making the best decision, right decision when it comes to what I want to do in life, if it’s football, if it’s not football. I just want to make sure I’m making the best decision and the right decision so until then, me and Kingsford are best buddies so we’re going to barbecue until the bottom out of my smoker falls out. And that’s where I stand.
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Baseball Hall of Fame 2017: ‘Small Hall’ theory sounds nice, but isn’t realistic

Limited Youth Bryan Bulaga Jersey The first time I walked into the Hall of Fame Gallery was magical.

The entire Cooperstown experience was surreal, of course, but the Gallery simply took my breath away. I took a picture of the bronze plaque honoring Theodore Samuel Williams. Same with the plaques honoring Jack Roosevelt Robinson and Stanley Frank Musial and Willie Howard Mays and Mickey Charles Mantle and maybe a dozen others. I couldn’t help myself.

These were the legends I’d read about my entire life, the giants who shaped the game and captured the imaginations of baseball fans across the country. These were the plaques I had come to Cooperstown to see. I was completely in awe of those larger-than-life stars of my favorite sport.

Max Scherzer, Stephen Strasburg and Bryce Harper will also be the three most under a microscope this spring as the Nationals are seemingly running out of time before the club goes from contender to pretender and possibly loses Harper to free agency in two years.

Limited Youth Dion Sims Jersey Harper, who went from NL MVP honors in 2015 to a season of not hitting above .250, missed time with neck and shoulder problems last season. But he and the Nats will benefit from a full season of Trea Turner and newcomer Adam Eaton, who was acquired from the White Sox this winter for three of Washington’s top pitching prospects.

Despite the big trade, the Nationals whiffed on addressing their biggest need, a closer, and are probably wishing they had right-hander Lucas Giolito back with the question marks around the health of Scherzer (finger) and Strasburg (elbow).

it’s up to a manager to make sure that big thing gets a chance to pan out.

Yes, Uehara is getting up there in baseball age: He’s turning 42 in April. But the Cubs’ bullpen needed a bit of a lift and more stability after the departure of Aroldis Chapman this offseason.

Uehara’s numbers in the second half of 2016 were beyond impressive for a reliever older than 40. Even though he was sidelined with a strained pectoral muscle for more than a month late in the season, he didn’t allow a single runner to score in September (11 games, 11 innings pitched). Uehara’s two postseason appearances in the 2016 ALDS resulted in no runs scored and one hit allowed.

Authentic Womens Darrelle Revis Jersey Uehara is a low-risk, high-reward move and will probably offer the Cubs some sturdiness in the bullpen. With the addition of Wade Davis via trade, the Cubs likely won’t miss a beat in 2017. Carl Edwards Jr., Hector Rondon and Pedro Strop are all set to return, and will be flanked by Uehara and Davis.

Elite Womens Eddie Lacy Jersey The team took on Jim Leyland’s personality, said retired outfielder Andy Van Slyke.

Jim loved those players, and when I say loved ’em — loved ’em. But I don’t think sometimes he knew how they loved him back, said longtime confidant Rich Donnelly. Donnelly coached alongside Leyland for all 10 of Leyland’s seasons with the Pirates, and later with the Marlins in 1997-98 and the Rockies in 1999.

Even if stats departments work overtime to find the next big thing in baseball, it’s up to a manager to make sure that big thing gets a chance to pan out. That’s something that’s getting lost by the wayside, but also something we shouldn’t forget as fans, analysts and supporters of the game.

MLB Network Presents: Jim Leyland: A Life in Baseball will air Tuesday, Jan. 31, at 9 p.m. ET on MLB Network.

Raiders first-round pick Gareon Conley won’t face NFL punishment for rape accusation

Raiders first-round draft pick Gareon Conley won’t be disciplined by the NFL for allegedly sexually assaulting a woman, league spokesperson Brian McCarthy confirmed Tuesday (via ESPN).

Since the reported assault occurred before the NFL Draft, Conley was not a member of the organization. Therefore, they won’t hand down a punishment.

“I will tell you I was a little surprised by that comment that that reporter made because it was inaccurate,” Smith said, via the Houston Chronicle. “Bus Cook is a friend of mine and obviously represents Jay. I was in Denver when we drafted Jay, so I’ve got a relationship with Jay.

“Obviously, we respect him and respect Bus enough that we would not not return phone calls. I don’t know where that came from and obviously Jay has decided what he’s doing and moved on.”

After he was released from the Bears, Cutler expressed his desire to go into broadcasting. Less than 24 hours later, he was hired by Fox Sports.

Cutler reportedly was interested in playing for Houston before the draft, but the Texans picked Clemson’s Deshaun Watson in the first round, which didn’t leave much room for Cutler.

Now Tom Savage is the Texans starter with Watson projected as his backup.

On Wednesday in Kansas City, Marques Ogden will open his second two-day public speaking conference bearing his name. Plans are already in place for a third conference this November in Baltimore, up the highway from his hometown of Washington and in the city where he made one of his four stops during his five-year NFL career.

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Jeets is indeed the next Yankee up after the Monumental Rushmore.

If that had happened, that would have been the end of what’s turned into an ugly incident.

Game Womens Kenjon Barner Jersey But instead, the fourth Boston pitcher to face Machado after the incident finally delivered the retaliation; Matt Barnes threw a 90-mph fastball inches behind Machado’s head in the eighth inning of the final game of that series.

Yeah, Jeets is indeed the next Yankee up after the Monumental Rushmore. WAR, what is good for? Learning that Jeter ranks No. 88, or after Ruth (No. 1), Gehrig (No. 18), Mantle (No. 21), DiMaggio (No. 68), as the next highest longest-time Yankee.

Sure, the recency bias and that bigger modern media marketing gives him some overhype. But the Captain’s credentials, including those 3,465 hits (No. 6 all-time) and five World Series wins in the wild-card era are impressive in relation to some inflated stars (sorry, A-Rod) in the steroid era. It’s kind of nice that like the origin for Ruth and Gehrig, Jeter’s number also reflects his most frequent, iconic spot in the Yankees’ lineup.

Change the definition of balk. The balk is one of the most vague and subjective things in all of baseball. Truth is, it’s kind of baseball’s version of what is a catch? with the added confusion of imaginary 45-degree lines.
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MLB went decades without regularly enforcing the must come to a complete stop rule for pitchers coming set before renewing enforcement during the 1988 season, presumably to be more fair to base runners who might attempt to steal. But strangely enough, there hasn’t been a runner to steal 100 or more bases since the renewed enforcement went into effect (Vince Coleman was the last in 1987).

Edinson Volquez hopes ‘justice is served’ in brother’s murder

Edinson Volquez received the tragic news Monday that his brother, Brandy, was killed in their native Dominican Republic.

The Marlins pitcher told reporters he hopes justice is served for his brother’s death.

The incident, captured in a graphic video, pushed many teams to take Mixon off their draft boards. He was considered to have first-round talent but slid to the draft’s second day.

Bengals owner Mike Brown defended the choice, and now Mixon will join more than three dozen other rookies at the L.A. event at which, according to the NFLPA, More than 20 NFLPA business partners will be on site to engage with the latest group of promising NFL stars to create unique brand content, secure endorsement deals and promote licensed products through group player rights.

The Rookie Premiere runs Thursday through Saturday and will help the rookies learn the business of football, the NFLPA says.
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The change to replay review would reportedly give managers 30 seconds to decide whether to challenge a call on the field, the USA Today report says, citing unnamed sources. If a challenge is made, umpires would have just two minutes to determine whether the call should be overturned or confirmed.

The policy change would need the approval of MLB clubs before taking effect, USA Today reports.

In addition to the proposed replay change, Manfred and union head Tony Clark reportedly plan to meet with players to discuss more potential changes for 2018.

Authentic Youth Al Jefferson Jersey I hope we have a nice robust dialogue with the players. I hope they come forward with their ideas on what’s going to happen, Manfred said, according to USA Today. My biggest single hope is that we make an agreement for what we’re going to do in 2018.”

it’s shocking he lasted on the board beyond the top 10

When weighing his initial value to his team under a former safety in Bowles, Adams is in a great position to hold off any defensive tackles, edge rushers, linebackers or cornerbacks with a better overall rookie season. Given the fact only three second-rounders — all inside linebackers — have won DROY since 2000, Adams’ four toughest competitors will come from the 16 other defenders taken in the first round of ’17:

Garrett, the most talented player in the ’17 class, offensively or defensively, will get plenty of chances to wreak havoc off the edge, helped by the presence of teammate and outside playmaker in Jamie Collins. It just will be more difficult to deliver the necessary numbers and get enough attention for his rookie work.

Authentic Kids Jonathan Ogden Jersey If Adams was the No. 1 defensive back in the ’17 class, then consider Lattimore, the best corner, as the 1A, With his shutdown potential, it’s shocking he lasted on the board beyond the top 10. In the pass-happy NFC South, Lattimore will get plenty of chances to get the needed picks, a la Peters two years ago.

That hands-on background is quite a difference from Blandino’s. He joined the NFL as an intern in the officiating department after graduating from college and gradually worked his way through the ranks at the league office. That experience gave him years to get to know NFL coaches and front office members, and he became a high-profile figure in explaining officiating issues to the media and fans, accumulating more than 35,000 Twitter followers.
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It’s not clear whether the league will expect Riveron to be as public-facing as Blandino was, or whether he’ll focus more on the internal mechanics of the job.