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18.03.2019 06:37
BEREA, Ohio -- The two wooden lockers Trent Richardson used daily were barren, nothing left behind from his short stay with the Antworten

BEREA, Ohio -- The two wooden lockers Trent Richardson used daily were barren, nothing left behind from his short stay with the Browns. Nike Vapormax Plus Wholesale . Face of the franchise one day. Gone the next. Still somewhat shaken by the new front offices decision to trade Richardson to the Indianapolis Colts for a first-round draft pick, the few Browns who ventured into the locker room on Thursday expressed shock at the deal, its timing and they vowed to move forward in a season not yet three weeks old. "It was a shock to everybody," receiver Josh Gordon said. "Everyone was in disbelief." With an eye toward the future, the Browns shipped Richardson, the No. 3 overall pick in 2012 and one of their few players with star magnitude, to the Colts for a selection in next years draft. But the alarming move to trade the powerful running back raised a flag for Clevelands long-suffering fans, who view the hasty transaction as a sign that Browns management is throwing away this season to better align itself for 2014 and beyond. "Thats not even realistic," linebacker DQwell Jackson said. "In this business, there is too much pressure on everyone to win. I cant even fathom that." To offset the loss of Richardson and add depth at running back, the Browns signed free agent Willis McGahee. He spent last season with Denver, leading the Broncos with 731 yards. The nine-year veteran passed his physical as the Browns were practicing, worked out for Clevelands coaches and signed his contract. Like everyone, Jackson was caught off guard by Richardsons trade. Jackson had left the teams facility and was at home getting a massage Wednesday when he heard. Once the initial shock wore off, Jackson chalked it up to life with the Browns. "Ive been around here for a long time and Ive seen a lot happen and thats one of those deals where its out of your hands and out of your control," he said. "Im not saying that hes not a good player. Hes just going to be a good player for another organization, and the powers that be felt like that was the best thing for the team and weve got to move forward." Jackson said theres no time to dwell on the trade, which came within hours of the Browns naming third-string quarterback Brian Hoyer their starter Sunday in Minnesota, and wide receiver Greg Little losing his starting job. Hoyer got the nod over backup Jason Campbell to fill in for Brandon Weeden, sidelined with a sprained right thumb. As a captain, Jacksons duty is to keep his teammates focused. "I think in the locker room, guys will talk about it for today and then weve got work to do," he said. "Weve got a lot of studying to do, a lot of film to watch, were trying to get the first win. So, yeah, its going to be in the back of our minds. We wish Trent the best of luck. But weve still got a job to do. "We have to put our hard hats on." That was the same message delivered by Browns coach Rob Chudzinski, who reminded his players to lock in on the Vikings. "We still have to go out and do what we do," safety T.J. Ward said. "Nothing changed for us. Its the same road. Weve just got to go out there, hold it down for the defensive side of the ball." Defensive lineman Desmond Bryant, who signed as a free agent in March, doesnt think the trade is a sign of surrender. "Definitely not," he said. "Were out there and we put in work every day to win. This doesnt change that, so right now were working to beat Minnesota and were going to continue to do that. I respect the decision they made." Jackson appreciates why some Cleveland fans are in an uproar over Richardsons departure. Once considered a building block, he wasnt around long enough to make a major impact. "Trent was going to be the face of this organization, a high draft pick, much was expected out of him," Jackson said. "Now that hes gone, I can see the frustration of the fans. The die-hard fans thought we had something in Trent. "Thats the ugly side of the business we cant control." ---- NOTES: Weeden visited a hand specialist, but the team provided no update. ... DE Ahtyba Rubin practiced again and could make his debut after missing two games with a calf injury. ... Offensive co-ordinator Norv Turner believes Richardson will thrive in Indy. "A lot of times players success depends on the situation theyre in and the people around them," he said. "I think hes going to have an opportunity to be real successful." Cheap Nike Vapormax Shoes .The result meant Juventus will spend the winter break three points clear of Roma after the league leader beat Cagliari 3-1 on Thursday.Milan remained seventh ahead of the rest of the weekends fixtures, but was provisionally two points behind third-place Napoli in their duel for the final Champions League spot. Nike Vapormax Australia . Vincent Lamar Carter is no longer the lean, athletic dynamo who dazzled Raptors fans with eye-popping dunks that posterized even the leagues best defenders. . Cammalleri scored two goals, Corban Knight netted the winner in a shootout, and the Flames erased a two-goal deficit in the third period to beat the Stars 4-3 on Friday night.OAKLAND, Calif. -- Bartolo Colon never expected to be pitching at age 40, not in the playoffs, and especially not as the Game 1 starter. And not this well a year after being suspended 50 games for a positive testosterone test. The veteran right-hander will get the ball for the Oakland Athletics in the opener of their AL division series against Detroit on Friday night, his first post-season appearance in eight years. "It means so much to me. Im 40 years old and never thought Id be here," Colon said in Spanish. "It is more special, a lot. The first reason is because of the Oakland organization, and I thank them for bringing me here to pitch another time." A year after Colon missed the playoffs for the As while serving the suspension, he won 18 games and is getting another chance on baseballs big stage -- in his first playoff appearance since 2005 with the Angels. "The things hes done this year, we want him to have another four, five starts this year," catcher Derek Norris said. "Everything he gets, he has deserved. A lot of us may have been a little upset about the suspension, but he came in to spring training and he worked hard. It was noted that it was done with, we wanted to move on. He came in, worked his butt off, had one of his best years since his Cy Young year with L.A. and I dont even think any one of us in here even thinks about that stuff anymore. Hes proven to us that he made a mistake, he was sorry and he apologized, and he came back and he earned back his respect throughout baseball and through all of us." Manager Bob Melvin made the announcement before a workout Tuesday at the Coliseum, where the grounds crew worked to prepare the field two days after the NFLs Oakland Raiders played a home game. "Ah, its an easy one, hes been our ace all season," Melvin said of Colon. "We have that veteran presence thats going to lead us off we didnt have last year." It sure has been $3 million well spent by general manager Billy Beane, who gave Colon another chance in 2013. Eight months ago, Colon apologized to his teammates at the start of spring training, put his head down and went back to work. "He felt like he needed to do that, and he got it out of the way early and has been an integral part since," Melvin said. "It really has felt like since hes been here that he hasnt missed a beat and hes been here the whole time. Very disappointing for him to miss the end of last year for the reasons that have been documented, but hes done everything that he can to be the teammate that he is again. Wholesale Vapormax Australia. It feels like he was never gone." Colon went 18-6 with a 2.65 ERA in 30 starts and 190 1-3 innings. He became an All-Star in his best season since his 21-8 Cy Young Award season of 05. He might have a couple more wins had he not spent a stint on the disabled list with a strained groin. "You could tell how it affected him last year and how he missed out on a chance to be a part of what we did down the stretch," reliever Sean Doolittle said. "To have a veteran presence like that in your rotation, a rotation full of young guys, taking the ball every fifth day and you know hes going to go into the sixth or seventh inning, whenever he pitches, under whatever circumstances, its almost like you know what youre going to get out of him. Hes been a really good stabilizer for us all year long." The Game 2 starter for the AL West champions is rookie Sonny Gray, who will pitch in a ballpark he knows well with the home crowd behind him Saturday night. A.J. Griffin, a 14-game winner, is out with elbow tendinitis that has become worse as he has tried to pitch with the problem. He could be added to the roster for the next round if the As advance. Jarrod Parker will pitch Game 3 in Detroit and Dan Straily goes in a potential Game 4. "They made the decision," Griffin said. "Its a bummer. Hopefully I can bounce back from this in the next week or so and be ready for the next round." Left fielder Yoenis Cespedes said his troublesome right shoulder has improved "not a lot but some," and he joked he will play the outfield "even if I have to throw left-handed." Cespedes didnt play the final two games of the season at Seattle, and could be used as designated hitter if the shoulder isnt ready. "We just want to make sure hes healthy," Melvin said. "At the very least, hell be DH-ing." For Colon, this year will be far from his last as long as he can keep pitching. Then, he will return to New Jersey full-time with his wife and four children. "As long as I can and my body lets me," he said. "One year at a time." Colon notes he has "no idea what Id be doing" if he werent on a pitching mound. And, he doesnt have to be. All of that will come later. "Right now Im not thinking about it," Colon said. "This is my job." ' ' '

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