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(AP) — The Las Vegas Raiders are making a blockbuster move to keep up in the AFC West, acquiring All-Pro wide receiver Davante Adams from the Green Bay Packers. A person familiar with the move said Thursday that the Raiders will send the No. 22 overall pick in April’s draft and additional compensation to the Packers to reunite Adams with college quarterback Derek Carr. The person spoke on condition of anonymity. anonymity because the deal had not been announced. READ MORE: Minnesota Vikings plates? Bill At Capitol would make it happenNFL Network reported that Adams has agreed to a new five-year deal with the Raiders that will pay him $141.25 million in the richest deal ever for a wide receiver. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images) This was an aggressive move by the new Raiders regime led by coach Josh McDaniels and general manager Dave Ziegler and the latest in an AFC West arms race as teams try to nab Patrick. Mahomes and the Chiefs. Denver traded for quarterback Russell Wilson and the Chargers acquired running back Khalil Mack. Now the Raiders are trying to keep up and build on a 10-win season that sent them to the playoffs for the second time in the last 19 seasons. Las Vegas potentially has one of the most dynamic offenses in the league with Carr having its best set of playmakers with Adams teaming with Pro Bowl slot receiver Hunter Renfrow, star tight end Darren Waller and running back Josh Jacobs. Carr has a strong history with Adams, playing two seasons together in college at Fresno State. In their last year together in 2013, Adams had 131 receptions for 1,719 yards and 24 TDs. Adams reportedly bought a house in Las Vegas recently, and Carr tweeted after reports of the deal were made public: “Welcome home.” Now, the next big thing for the Raiders will likely be extending Carr’s contract. He’s playing in the final year of a five-year, $125 million deal and is in line for a lucrative extension now that the Raiders appear to be gambling everything. Adams has been one of the most productive receivers in the NFL in recent years. years. His 432 receptions, 5,310 receiving yards and 47 TD receptions lead the NFL over the past four seasons. READ MORE: NFL reportedly suspending all COVID-19 protocols He had 123 receptions for 1,553 yards and 11 TDs last season when he made his second straight All-Pro team. This trade comes less than two weeks after the Packers placed the franchise tag on Adams and two days after the Packers announced that two-time reigning MVP quarterback Aaron Rodgers had signed a contract extension. The franchise tag meant Adams would have been due a little over $20 million for the 2022 season if he and the Packers don’t get an extension by July 15. Adams, who has said he wants to be the highest-paid receiver in the game, was asked late in the season about the possibility of getting the franchise tag. “I’m not sure how to safely answer that right now,” Adams said at the time. “So, we’ll just cross that bridge when we get to it. I’ll just say that. I like being professional here.” Adams, 29, is the only player in NFL history to have at least 110 receptions, 1,350 receiving yards and 11 touchdown receptions in three separate seasons. Adams was joined by Marvin Harrison and Larry Fitzgerald. as the only players to have 600 receptions, 8,000 receiving yards and 70 touchdown receptions in their first eight seasons. His departure leaves a huge void in Green Bay’s offense. The Packers have their MVP quarterback, but they need to figure out who will catch Rodgers’ passes. The Packers are returning veteran Randall Cobb, but aren’t sure about bringing back any of their other proven wide receivers. Allen Lazard is an unrestricted free agent who received a second-round bid this week. Marquez Valdes-Scantling, the team’s top deep threat, is an unrestricted free agent. Tight end Robert Tonyan is also an unrestricted free agent. NOTES: The trade report came after a busy day for the Raiders as they finalized free agent deals with running back Chandler Jones, DT Bilal Nichols, CB Anthony Averett, RB Brandon Bolden, FB Jakob Johnson, WR Mack Hollins, CB Darius Phillips and OL Alex Bars. … Las Vegas also previously acquired CB Rock Ya-Sin in a trade from Indianapolis for DE Yannick Ngakoue. MORE NEWS: Packers QB Aaron Rodgers wins this year’s MVP award, his fourth overall(© Copyright 2022 The Associated Press. All All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed).

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Gilbert Dominant On Mound To Lift Mariners Past Twins 5-0 – WCCO

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SEATTLE (AP) — At the rate he’s going, Logan Gilbert will find himself pitching in Los Angeles in the All-Star Game a month from now. -Batter in the Mariners’ 5-0 win over the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday night. depression. But the only thing everyone wanted to talk about afterwards was another excellent performance from Gilbert. “It sounds to me like he’s putting together an All-Star season,” Seattle manager Scott Servais said. “I think he’s certainly setting himself apart as one of the best starters in this league.” Gilbert cut his ERA to 2.22, struck out six and walked one. Gilberto Celestino, batting No. 9, and Carlos Correa hit two singles off Gilbert, but the rest of the Twins’ lineup was unsuccessful. The only time Minnesota threatened was in the sixth with runners on first and second and two out, but Gilbert struck out Max Kepler on a 3-2 pitch. It was the fourth time this year that Gilbert won after a loss in Seattle. “I’m trying to always set the tone when it’s my day, and get ahead and keep zeros on the board and give us a chance to win,” Gilbert said. . “So win or lose, that’s my job. And that’s what I’ve tried to go out and do.” Gilbert (7-2) has allowed three runs or fewer in 12 of his 13 starts this season. He has pitched at least six innings in six straight outings, and only Seattle, wanting to keep the pitching countdown down against the Twins a bit, prevented Gilbert from entering the seventh inning. just a bunch of positive things combined,” Twins manager Rocco Baldelli said. “He made good pitches when he had to.” Erik Swanson, Diego Castillo and Matt Festa each worked an inning of relief to finish the shutout. home run an inning later to chase down Minnesota starter Joe Ryan. Sam Haggerty added an RBI double in the seventh. Seattle had scored three runs or fewer in four of the previous six games. The Mariners are 25-10 when scoring four or more this season, even if Gilbert didn’t need that much support.READ MORE: Buxton Homers Vs Seattle Again, Twins Top Mariners 3-2“When he goes out, it’s business, and playing behind a guy like that, he’s a lot of fun,” France said. “The game just flows. Hopefully we can get some racing support tonight.” Ryan (5-3) made his first start since he was placed on the COVID-19 disabled list on May 25. He retired 11 of his first 12 batters before Julio Rodriguez doubled with one. out in the fourth, and Suarez followed with an impressive home run down the left field line. An inning later with Ryan working, France hit a broken ball hanging on the first pitch. Ryan allowed five hits and struck out three in 4 2/3 innings. Injured back that the team expected and would be imagining a bit to see if there is something else at stake. Polanco has sat out the last two games. Mariners: SS JP Crawford was ruled out about an hour before first pitch after experiencing flu-like symptoms, Servais said. Crawford was ready to bat in the leadoff spot. Dylan Moore replaced him at shortstop. Servais seemed pessimistic that Crawford would be able to play Wednesday. … Jesse Winker was given the night off. Servais had planned to give each of his outfielders a day off during this stay at home, but Winker has been a huge disappointment at the plate. He is batting just .208 and has six hits in his last 39 at-bats. ROSTER MOVEMENT To make room for Ryan, the Twins designated Elliot Soto for the INF assignment a day after he was drafted out of Triple-A St. Paul. Soto did not appear in his only game with the Twins. Baldelli was hopeful Soto would remain in the organization if he clears waivers.UP NEXTTwins: Right-hander Sonny Gray (3-1, 2.41 ERA) is expected to be reinstated from the 15-day disabled list after missing time for a strain in the right pectoral. Gray hasn’t started for the Twins since May 29 when he pitched six innings against Kansas City. Mariners: LHP Marco Gonzales (3-6, 3.63) is making his 13th start of the season. Gonzales lasted 4 1/3 innings in his last start against Boston, allowing two runs on two hits with a career-high six walks. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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Storm wins for fourth straight time to extend Lynx losing streak – WCCO

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Breanna Stewart scored 29 points, including a go-ahead basket with 42.6 seconds left, and the Seattle Storm beat the Minnesota Lynx 81-79 on Tuesday night for their fourth straight victory. Stewart floated into the lane to break a 79-all tie. After Minnesota was left empty-handed at the other end on a lopsided layup attempt by Moriah Jefferson, Stewart dribbled the clock past it to Jewell Loyd, who missed a contested shot down the lane. But Stewart grabbed the offensive rebound and knocked him out to run out time. Epiphanny Prince made four 3-pointers in the first five minutes of the fourth quarter and finished with 15 points for Seattle (9-5). Loyd added 13 points, including a 3-point play for a 57-54 lead after Seattle started the third quarter on an 18-8 run. Sue Bird did not play due to illness other than COVID. Breanna Stewart (Credit: Steph Chambers/Getty Images) Stewart had 15 points in the first half, but Seattle still trailed 46-39. The Storm finished 12 of 27 from 3-point range. Kayla McBride scored 20 points for Minnesota (3-12), including a 3-pointer to tie it at 79-all with 52 seconds left. Jessica Shepard added 12 points, Nikolina Milic added 11 points and the Aerial Powers had 10 points and seven assists. Minnesota, which has lost four straight, outscored Seattle 51.5% to 38.4 but gave it up 15 times. (© Copyright 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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‘We are only here to win’: Benilde-St. Margaret’s Boys Lacrosse team seeks fifth state championship – WCCO

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ST. LOUIS PARK, Minn. (WCCO) — They’re young, but they’re not insecure. “We are very confident. We know we are the best team in the state. It all comes down to whether we all play together,” said Benilde-St. Margaret’s senior spiker, Cam Gelling. READ MORE: ‘Take What’s Ours’: Championship Softball Turns Ruthless In FinalsThe Benilde-St. Margaret’s boys are back in the state, for the fifth year in a row, undefeated and in first place. “We know what to expect. We know the splendor around the state tournament,” said BSM Head Coach Rob Hunt. Margaret’s has been a sure success, winning the first state title in 2007 and last year. This week they go for title number five. (Credit: CBS) “I think it would just continue to cement our show as one of the best shows in Minnesota, if not the Midwest,” Hunt said. “We want to continue to help elevate the game not just locally, but for the entire state.” READ MORE: MSHSL passes name, image, and likeness policy for student athletes“It would mean a lot to us, especially going back,” Gelling said. The Red Knights have a reputation for winning every game. “I think you’re everyone’s target. Some people have said that. It really doesn’t affect us. We’re just here to win,” junior midfielder Brad Little said. Still, they try to reframe the narrative. “At one point this year, we positioned ourselves in our own locker room as if we were the chasers,” Hunt said. . “We were going to go out and hunt everyone down and let everyone know that we were still here. As the year progressed, it became clear that we were one of the best teams in the state. And we were going to get the best shot of all.” MORE NEWS: The Chanhassen HS lacrosse team is enjoying a dominant season despite few home game opportunities They are ready for whoever comes to take their place at the top.

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