Rally is a state of mind as Rockets secure Game 4 win in Oracle

It’s all such a blur, the man who assembled these Houston Rockets couldn’t remember exactly what sent him out of Oracle Arena on Tuesday night for some air.

“I’m not doing very well right now,” Rockets general manager Daryl Morey said.

“He gave us everything you can have against these guys,” Morey said of Paul, who opted to forgo free agency and a new multiyear contract to play out the final year of the deal alongside James Harden in Houston. “Man, he was so good.”

Marquez (3-5) allowed one run, struck out five and walked two. Wade Davis pitched the ninth for his major league-leading 17th save in 19 chances.

The key for me was my tempo and my aggressiveness, Marquez said. “I was able to stay in the moment. I was trying to be one pitch at a time and I accomplished that pretty well.”

Kemp was thrown out to end the game when he tried to scamper back to first base after taking a step toward second on an infield single. Wolters backed up the play and retrieved a throw that got away. He tossed the ball to first baseman Ian Desmond in time to get Kemp as he made a headfirst dive back to the bag.

Fortunately for us, Matt made what looked like a quick attempt to second, Rockies manager Bud Black said. “Tony realized it and flipped to Desi and Desi was on it with a nice tag.”

Roberts acknowledged Kemp did take a step toward second base and said the play was not reviewable.

Final suspect in New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski’s burglary investigation arrested

The third and final suspect in connection with the burglary of New England Patriots star Rob Gronkowski’s home was arrested and detained on Thursday morning after spending more than two months as a fugitive, a spokesperson from the Franklin County (Maine) Detention Center confirmed to USA TODAY Sports.

Gronkowski’s home was burglarized on Feb. 5 while he was at the Super Bowl, and his roommates helped report items stolen. The Foxborough Police Department arrested 31-year-old Anthony Almeida, the first suspect, back in March and were able to recover Gronkowski’s Apple watch, Rolex watch and rare coins from the 1800s.

Almeida was charged with breaking and entering, two counts of receiving stolen property and malicious destruction of property, after his home in Randolph, Mass., was searched.

Eric Tyrell, the 28-year-old second suspect from Foxborough, turned himself in late in March.

Chicago Bears rookie Roquan Smith had his team-issued iPad stolen from his car just a few days ago. He was promptly roasted by a columnist who, for some reason, jumped at the chance to call the first-round picksloppy and unreliable. Imagine if Smith left the keys to the car inside, too.

Lucky for Bortles, the would-be thiefwalked back in the house, for some reason?

MarQueis Gray is a typical journeyman tight end.

He’s a good in-line blocker, and while he won’t wow you with raw statistics, he is a capable pass-catcher as well. In 2016, for instance, he started seven games with the Dolphins and caught 14 passes for 174 yards.

This combination of skills has allowed Gray to last in the NFL for five seasons and counting. He may never be a star, but Gray is talented enough to continue his career as a depth player.

However, he may not be able to do so as a member of the Dolphins. Though Miami parted with Julius Thomas in the offseason, it also added A.J. Derby, Gavin Escobar, rookie second-round pick Mike Gesicki and rookie fourth-round Durham Smythe.

Green Bay will always be in the playoff hunt with Rodgers, but the defense must reach the next level to give him another Super Bowl shot.

Few seem to give the Detroit Tigers’ lineup much attention, as the team is in rebuild mode, but consider this: The team ranks 12th in runs per game (4.78) and 11th in wOBA (.323) and has the majors’ second-highest contact rate (79.0 percent of their at-bats).

The St. Louis Cardinals suffer the misfortune of the short week, with only five games scheduled, a disadvantage in a week when two other teams play eight games and another 11 play as many as seven times. The two home games against White Sox starters James Shields and Lucas Giolito boost Cardinals hitters’ matchups enough to make “known-commodity” hitters (Paul DeJong/Jose Martinez/Yadier Molina/Marcell Ozuna/Tommy Pham) worthwhile plays in shallow mixed, but this is a week to avoid ice-cold players Matt Carpenter and Kolten Wong, especially in light of the team facing two left-handed starting pitchers during the weekend series against the Chicago Cubs.

These cornerbacks played well in big games. It’s a clear message to the rest of the defensive backs on the roster — which includes 2017 second-round picks Kevin King and Josh King — that the problem needs fixing. New defensive coordinator Mike Pettine is bringing in a new scheme, and Green Bay didn’t make a bold move in free agency at the position, other than bringing back veteran cornerback Tramon Williams.

Speaking Friday with Stephen A. Smith, Max Kellerman and Molly Querim on ESPN’s First Take, Mahomes said he has big goals for the team this fall. Specifically, Smith asked what Mahomes thought the Chiefs’ chances legitimately should be this fall in his first full season.

Morgan Burnett is gone, too.

Winners and losers of Round 1 That’s good news in April, but the Packers have been down this road enough times. Green Bay selected Ha Ha Clinton-Dix in the first round in 2014 and Damarious Randall in the first round in 2015. This defense has allowed 62 passing TDs the last two seasons – the only team in the league to allow more than 30 TD passes each of the last two seasons. So Gutekunst fixed the problem, but the Packers can’t keep fixing the same problem in the draft, not with Aaron Rodgers turning 35 next season and every other team in the NFC North improving.