As Renteria said, Garcia continued his offseason routine after experiencing his best season.

The 6-foot-4 Venezuelan said he weighs 251 right now, down from 258 at this time a year ago.

I lost seven more pounds. I don’t get tired so fast. I feel better, sleep better, everything.

Garcia, along with first baseman Jose Abreu, had been mentioned in some trade rumors in the offseason as the White Sox continue to seek deals for younger players. So far nothing has come about, and as he did with the arbitration case, Garcia said he didn’t let that affect his approach.

The United States fell short of expectations in the men’s individual figure skating events at the 2018 Winter Olympics. They did not get a medal, but in the team event they managed to earn a bronze. Things now turn to ice dancing, where the short program will be held on Sunday evening and broadcast by NBC beginning at 8 p.m. ET, with live streaming available via NBC Olympics (enhanced, non-enhanced) or FuboTV (NBC simulcast).

Maia Shibutani and Alex Shibutani are the team to watch for the U.S., though they have three pairings entering the competition, and all three can count themselves among the top five or six teams in the world, so multiple medals out of the event is possible.

Manziel says he has all the faith in the world in Mayfield.

I think he’s going to be a really good player, and if anything, people can compare him to me, but he can learn from what I did wrong. He can try and take something that I did and make it a positive for him.

The Barstool Sports podcast was released Monday, as was Manziel’s interview with ABC’s Good Morning America in which the former Heisman Trophy winner said he has been diagnosed as bipolar and is taking medication for it and that his goal is to get back on the football field.

Add a few of these guys to the mix with seniors Myquon Stout (nose tackle) and Anthony Flory (linebacker), and you’ve probably got enough production to avoid a major drop-off. It’s weird saying, They lose five of seven starters up front … eh, they’re probably fine, but here we are.

Woodley had a great start in Super Bowl 50, completing four of his first five passes for 97 yards and a touchdown five minutes into the second quarter.

Unfortunately, the only pass he completed the rest of the game was to Redskins safety Mark Murphy in the third quarter; he finished the game with nine straight incompletions.

If you remove Woodley’s 76-yard touchdown to Jimmy Cefalo (56 of which came after the catch), then Woodley finishes 3 of 13 for 21 yards and an interception.

The 1968 NFL MVP looked far from valuable against what was considered a vastly inferior Jets team in Super Bowl 3, throwing for half as many interceptions as completions. Perhaps Morrall’s worst play was when he missed a wide-open Jimmy Orr on a flea-flicker; he targeted running back Jerry Hill and was intercepted by the Jets’ Jim Hudson. The play could have tied the game 7-7 at halftime.

For aging quarterbacks, Robinson said, a telltale sign of age eroding skill is when a quarterback’s leg strength slips, leading to poor mechanics and decreased zip on passes. “I certainly don’t see that” from Brady, Robinson said. “He still has a ton of power in his arm and strength-wise, looks as good as it did, and you could argue it’s even better now. He’s still as efficient as ever with his mechanics, and it leads to him being able to keep that arm strength at the level it’s at.”

“Why is the NFL getting massive tax breaks while at the same time disrespecting our Anthem, Flag and Country? Change tax law!” Trump wrote.

Lockhart pointed out that the NFL relinquished its tax-exempt status in 2015 and that individual teams were taxed even when the league had that status.

“Even when we had tax exempt status, it did not result in a tax break …. We do not receive any massive tax breaks, none at all,” Lockhart said.

Some owners seem wary of the business implications of the anthem controversy and the public feud with the White House. To this point, there has been no indication of any major sponsors dropping the NFL. The league has disputed a link between the protests and sagging TV ratings. But the NFL has acknowledged that it knows many fans are angry and sponsors are wary of the league engaging in a very heated and public political debate.

Stephen Curry questioned his decision-making in the final two minutes of the game.

“And the same thing the play before that,” Curry said, “KD was coming off a pick-and-roll, and he was butt-naked-open at the top of the key. I made a read too soon. It was kind of just one of those nights where I personally didn’t have the right vision on the floor. I have to take responsibility for that one, because it was pretty bad.”

Peterman impressed coaches enough in the preseason to displace T.J. Yates as the Bills’ top backup. There are lots of things they like about his raw ability, and it shouldn’t be shocking if the Bills simply decide to try to harness it as their starting solution.

“Sam got a tech for saying, ‘Three seconds,'” Rivers said. “Blake got a tech for saying, ‘Over my back.’ One ref told me I couldn’t talk. I thought I was the head coach. As long as I’m respectful, I can say whatever I want. That’s not why we lost the game.

“Why we lost the game is because the rebounding, the offensive rebounding; they destroyed us. And they got to the free throw line. It’s rare where you lose a game and you shoot 56 percent, and we lost that game. So I thought overall our guys played extremely hard. We made a lot of defensive mistakes that we can get better in, but overall, I liked the spirit of our team, I liked how we played. I just didn’t like the results.”

Clippers sharpshooter Lou Williams echoed similar sentiments regarding the officiating.

Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers: Newton is the No. 6 fantasy QB the past five weeks. He ranks that high despite ranking only 29th in passing yards over that stretch, and 30th in completions. Yes, Newton is once again relying almost entirely on his rushing prowess for his fantasy success. For the year, he’s the leading rusher among QBs by 83 yards, and in a five-way tie for the lead in quarterback rushing scores.

2018 AFC championship game: 10 fast facts for Jaguars-Patriots

Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey held nothing back when speaking to Jacksonville fans after his team’s 45-42 victory over the Steelers in the divisional round.

We goin’ to the Super Bowl, he said. And we gon’ win that bitch.

The Patriots were less enthusiastic after shellacking the Titans 35-14 in their first playoff game of the season. There were no predictions, there was no smack talk and there was no gallivanting.

Jacksonville has scored eight defensive touchdowns this season (including playoffs), the most in the NFL.

Tom Brady threw for 337 yards last week, the most ever by a quarterback in their 40s in a playoff game. He also became the oldest quarterback ever to win a playoff game.

Jacksonville’s Leonard Fournette is just the third rookie in NFL history to rush for three touchdowns in a playoff game, and the first since Ryan Grant for the Packers in 2008.

Patriots wide receiver Danny Amendola caught 11 passes for 112 yards last week, both of which are postseason career-highs for him.

Jaguars defensive end Yannick Ngakoue is the third defensive lineman since the start of the 2007 season with at least 12 sacks and six forced fumbles in a season.

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The comments section was quickly filled with upset Eagles and Jaguars fans, which caught the attention of the NFL. The post was deleted Friday.

In an email to Geoff Mosher of Fan Rag Sports, an NFL spokesman said the Facebook promo advertising a Vikings-Patriots Super Bowl with Case Keenum and Tom Brady was a regrettable mistake. The league also emphasized that other graphics with the four remaining quarterbacks were also made, but were set to be released on Monday.

Helmet-to-helmet hit knocks Rob Gronkowski out of AFC championship game

The Patriots scored a touchdown right before halftime of Sunday’s AFC championship game to cut what was a two-score Jaguars lead down to one. But New England’s scoring drive came with a casualty for its offense.

He had already lost the ball and was falling before I even pushed him, Howard said. I just thought that it was something that shouldn’t have been called at that point in the game. They should have just let the clock run out and let the teams duel it out in overtime.

Olynyk saw it a little different.

We were just trying to push the ball and make a play and they fouled, Olynyk said.

Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said his team has worked on that scenario in practice with his point guards, but never with the 7-foot Olynyk.

I think it surprised them, Spoelstra said.

Foles showed no sign of injury throughout the game as he completed 26 of 33 passes for 352 yards and three touchdowns. He also posted a perfect passer rating in the second half.

If it’s hard for you to believe Foles is playing so well, don’t feel bad. The man himself can hardly make sense of it all.

Indiana made itself at home at an arena that’s rarely hospitable to visiting teams.

Victor Oladipo scored 19 points and the Pacers defeated San Antonio 94-86 on Sunday night, snapping the Spurs’ 14-game home winning streak.

San Antonio lost at home for the third time this season and the first since Nov. 10 against Milwaukee.