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NFL All-Pros: Kelce, Jefferson unanimous; 16 first-timers

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NFL All-Pro Team is made up of Travis Kelce, Justin Jefferson, and Sauce Gardner. Sauce Gardner is the first rookie cornerback to be chosen in 41 years.

Kelce of the Chiefs and Jefferson of the Vikings won first-team votes from all 50 members of a panel of media members who covered the NFL on Friday.

Patrick Mahomes of the Kansas City Chiefs, Nick Bosa of the San Francisco 49ers, and Chris Jones of the Kansas City Chiefs received 49 of 50 first-team votes. With four players on the first team, the Chiefs and Niners led the way.

Gardner, the New York Jets’ fourth-round pick, was named on all 50 ballots and received 43 first-place votes. Ronnie Lott, a Pro Football Hall of Famer, was the final rookie cornerback chosen for the first team in 1981.

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“That means a lot to me,” Gardner. “It was one of my objectives before training camp. It is something I hope for. I worked extremely hard for it. It’s unquestionably a blessing.”

Jason, Kelce’s older brother, was also named to the first team for the fifth time in his career, keeping him one step ahead of his pass-catching brother. Lane Johnson, a fellow Philadelphia Eagles lineman, joins Jason Kelce on the squad.

“Big honor, very pleased for (Johnson), who is undoubtedly the finest tackle in the NFL, especially on the right side,” Jason Kelce

Johnson, a two-time All-Pro, has missed the last two games due to an adductor injury but hopes to be back when the Eagles host a divisional-round playoff game next week.

“We spend a lot of time and effort into the game, and as you get older, you start to cherish it,” Johns

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Josh Jacobs of the Las Vegas Raiders is one of 16 first-time All-Pros. Jacobs led the NFL in rushing with 1,653 yards, 12 touchdowns, and a 4.9-yard-per-carry average. Despite finishing 6-11, the Raiders had three first-team picks.

“The year clearly didn’t go how we wanted it to, but it’s absolutely an honor to be selected,” Jacobs

The other newcomer on offense is Jefferson, who had a league-high 128 catches and 1,809 yards receiving. Tyreek Hill of Miami made it for the fourth time, the third as a receiver. Hill caught 119 passes for 1,710 yards and seven touchdowns in his rookie season with the Dolphins. Davante Adams of the Raiders was selected for the third time. In his debut season in Las Vegas, Adams had 100 receptions for 1,516 yards and 14 touchdowns.

Cowboys right guard Zack Martin is a six-time All-Pro, as are 49ers left tackle Trent Williams and Browns left guard Joel Bitonio.

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Mahomes was an All-Pro as well as the NFL MVP in 2018. He led the league with 5,250 yards passing and 41 touchdowns, guiding the Chiefs to their seventh straight AFC West title. Jalen Hurts of Philadelphia received one first-team vote, keeping Mahomes from becoming a unanimous choice.

The only returning All-Pros on defense are Cowboys edge rusher Micah Parsons, 49ers linebacker Fred Warner, and Steelers safety Minkah Fitzpatrick. Fitzpatrick is back for the third time. Parsons, who had 13 1/2 sacks in his rookie season, made the team as a linebacker.

All-Pro  NFL selections included Bosa, Jones, Jets defensive tackle Quinnen Williams, Ravens linebacker Roquan Smith, Bills linebacker Matt Milano, Broncos cornerback Patrick Surtain II, and Niners safety Talanoa Hufanga.

Bosa led the NFL in sacks with 18 1/2. Williams had 11 points.

“I tell my wife my goals every day so she can hold me accountable and make sure I do the right thing,” Williams told the Associated Press. “To hear this news, all of my hard work has paid off, and I must continue to do the same.”

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They are the Raiders’ Daniel Carlson, the Chiefs’ Tommy Townsend, the Packers’ Keisean Nixon, the Patriots’ Marcus Jones, the Commanders’ Jeremy Reaves, and the Vikings’ Andrew DePaola.

The AP’s new voting system debuted this year. Voters selected a first and second team. First-team votes are worth three points, while second-team votes are worth one point.

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‘Hawaii Five-0’ Fan Favorite And Former UFC Fighter Taylor Wily Dies At 56

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Los Angeles — Taylor Wily, a former sumo wrestler best known for his role as confidential informant Kamekona Tupuola on “Hawaii Five-0” and “Magnum P.I,” died on Friday, according to a friend and a “Hawaii Five-0” producer. He was 56.

“Hawaii Five-0” executive producer Peter M. Lenkov announced his death to The Associated Press and posted numerous condolences to the actor on Instagram, adding, “I am devastated. “Heartbroken” was the caption for a photo of the two.

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‘Hawaii Five-0’ Fan Favorite And Former UFC Fighter Taylor Wily Dies At 56

KITV 4 in Honolulu was the first to report Taylor’s death on Thursday. Additional data concerning the cause are unknown. Lina Girl Langi, a TV and radio personality, said on the show “Island Life Live” that she broke the news “with a heavy heart,” because Wily was a friend.

Taylor’s longtime friend and partner, Lenkov, uploaded a second post later on Thursday with a video montage of images and clips with him. He commented, “You charmed me into making you a regular on the show and my life.” You were a family member. I’ll miss you every day, brother.”

In an extra statement to the AP, Lenkov said it was difficult to characterize Wily’s “special” qualities and praised the actor’s abilities.

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‘Hawaii Five-0’ Fan Favorite And Former UFC Fighter Taylor Wily Dies At 56

“Even though a lot of his ‘Hawaii Five-0’ and ‘Magnum’ scenes featured his comedy skills, he was also an incredible dramatic actor,” Lenvok pointed out. “I wrote a script for him a few years ago and hoped to cast him in my next production. I wanted to keep him near, both as a friend and as an artist. I’m devastated that I won’t get the opportunity.

Taylor played Kamekona on “Hawaii Five-0” from 2010 to 2020 and became a fan favorite. He reprised his role in the reboot of “Magnum P.I.” and had a noteworthy performance as a hotel worker in the 2008 comedy “Forgetting Sarah Marshall.”

‘Hawaii Five-0’ Fan Favorite And Former UFC Fighter Taylor Wily Dies At 56

Before becoming an actor, Taylor, born Teila Tuli, was a well-known sumo wrestler and UFC 1 competitor. In 1993, he became the first knockout victim in UFC history after opponent Gerard Gordeau’s kick knocked a tooth out of Wily’s mouth, ending the bout in 26 seconds.

Wily is survived by his wife, Halona, and two children.

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Yankees Cut González, Demote Marinaccio, Bring Up Bickford And Gómez In Bullpen Revamp

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NEW YORK — After losing consecutive series to AL East rivals Boston and Baltimore, the Yankees rearranged their bullpen, promoting right-handers Phil Bickford and Yoendrys Gómez, releasing left-hander Victor González, and demoting right-hander Ron Marinaccio.

New York’s bullpen pitched 7 2/3 innings in Thursday’s 17-5 loss to the Orioles and six innings in Wednesday’s 7-6 loss. The Yankees’ pitching staff entered Friday’s series opener against Atlanta with a 4.59 ERA in June, up from a major league-best 2.37 in May.

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Yankees Cut González, Demote Marinaccio, Bring Up Bickford And Gómez In Bullpen Revamp

“A major factor was the numbers game. “We’ve relied heavily on the bullpen the last two days, so we needed some coverage down there,” Yankees manager Aaron Boone said. “And talk about certain things to shake up and pay attention.”

Gleyber Torres, second baseman, was out of the starting lineup after departing Thursday’s game with right groin stiffness. Boone stated that an MRI was negative, and Torres would most likely be available over the weekend.

González was acquired by the New York Mets in December from the Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for second base prospect Jorbit Vivas and shortstop Trey Sweeney, the 20th overall pick in the 2021 amateur draft. González, 28, had a 3.68 ERA in 27 bullpen appearances, giving up 13 hits in 23 1/3 innings while walking 13 and striking out 11.

The Yankees designated him for assignment after allowing five runs (four earned), three hits, and two walks in his last three starts.

“That was difficult because I’d appreciated Vic. I respect him. “He’s had some success in the league,” Boone stated. “Hard getting him into a good role here, but definitely had some struggles with the strike throwing and not putting guys away a little bit and just felt like this was something over the long haul that we’re probably going to have to address.”

Yankees Cut González, Demote Marinaccio, Bring Up Bickford And Gómez In Bullpen Revamp

Marinaccio, 28, was promoted from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on April 13, demoted on May 10, then recalled on June 9. During his most recent big league appearance, he allowed five runs, four of which were earned, seven hits, and four walks over 6 1/3 innings.

Boone said Marinaccio handled the demotion “like a pro, but he’s not thrilled about it, obviously.”

Bickford, 28, was dismissed by the New York Mets in the final week of spring training and was paid $217,742 in termination money rather than the $900,000 salary he received as part of a non-guaranteed deal in salary arbitration. He signed a minor league contract with the Yankees and went 2-2 with a 2.94 ERA in 22 relief appearances for Scranton, striking out 35 and walking 12 over 27 2/3 innings.

His contract with the Yankees calls for a $1.1 million salary in the majors and $180,000 in the minors.

“Tough on the right guy,” Boone added. “He’ll give you some length.”

Yankees Cut González, Demote Marinaccio, Bring Up Bickford And Gómez In Bullpen Revamp

Gómez, 24, went 2-3 with a 3.12 ERA in 12 starts for the RailRiders, striking out 54 and walking 26 over 46 innings. He made his major league debut in September and has appeared in one game this season, striking out the side in the ninth inning of an 8-0 victory over San Diego on May 24.

“The couple of opportunities he has gotten up here, he’s done a nice job,” Boone stated. “He has a lot of talent. He’s still inexperienced and has had some injuries in his brief career.

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Lexi Thompson Shoots 68 To Take 1st-Round Lead At The Women’s PGA Championship

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SAMMAMISH, Washington – Lexi Thompson anticipated a question after shooting a 4-under 68 on Thursday to take the first-round lead in the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship.

Would winning a major title alter her decision to retire from full-time LPGA Tour play?

“I’m just taking things one day at a time. I made the announcement. I’m quite pleased with it,” Thompson stated. “Golf is a crazy game, so I’m not going to look too far ahead.”

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Lexi Thompson Shoots 68 To Take 1st-Round Lead At The Women’s PGA Championship

Thompson had six birdies on her way to a one-shot lead over Nelly Korda and Patty Tavatanakit.

Teeing off in the afternoon as temperatures soared into the 80s and dried up Sahalee Country Club, Thompson started strong with three consecutive birdies to begin her round, building on her loss in a playoff at the Meijer LPGA Classic the previous week.

Thompson, 29, who recently announced her retirement after the season, blasted a bogey-free 32 on the front nine, highlighted with a 6-foot birdie on the par-3 ninth. Thompson rallied from a bogey at No. 10 with birdies at Nos. 12 and 14 before another bogey at No. 16.

In June 2019, she won the ShopRite LPGA Classic, her last of 11 LPGA Tour victories. The 68 is her lowest major round since a 67 in the second round of the Women’s PGA at Congressional two years ago.

“My approach shots felt great,” Thompson added. “They felt really good last week, so just trying to simplify things and get in a rhythm with my swing.”

Korda shot 69 in the morning, while Tavatanakit tied it in the afternoon with a bogey-free round.

The top-ranked Korda missed the cut in her past two starts, the U.S. Women’s Open and the Meijer LPGA Classic, after winning six of seven events in a row, beginning with a record-tying five straight wins.

Korda started on the back nine, making four birdies in her first five holes. However, the Douglass fir, red cedar, and hemlock trees of Sahalee sometimes made it difficult for Korda. A double bogey on the par-4 fourth hole brought her back to two under.

“If you try and be aggressive when you’ve hit it offline, it just bites you in the butt,” according to Korda. “Overall, I played fairly well. I took my chances when I could and stayed safe for most of the round.

Korda took an early lead by making a 15-foot putt on the par-3 ninth hole, her final shot.

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Lexi Thompson Shoots 68 To Take 1st-Round Lead At The Women’s PGA Championship

Another group of players at two under included Allisen Corpuz, Celine Boutier, Charley Hull, and Leona Maguire. Maguire led this tournament after the third round last year at Baltusrol but shot 74 on the final day to finish four strokes behind the champion, Ruoning Yin.

Playing with Korda, Yin recovered from a slow start by shooting 33 on the second nine to finish 71.

“Fortunately, I hit it quite straight today. Hit several fairways and greens. But it does feel like a course where if you’re out of position, it’s difficult to get back on track,” said Corpuz, who has an outside chance of making the Olympics for the United States if he finishes well this week.

The third major of the year on the LPGA Tour returned to Sahalee, which had previously hosted in 2016. And the tree-lined course demonstrated its complexity.

Lilia Vu, who won last week on her comeback from a back injury, shot 75. Yuka Saso, who won the U.S. Open three weeks ago, hit four straight bogeys on the back nine and finished at 2-over 74. Brooke Henderson, who won in 2016, scored 73.

Lexi Thompson Shoots 68 To Take 1st-Round Lead At The Women’s PGA Championship

Korda got off to a much better start than her previous major, when she shot 80 in the first round of the U.S. Women’s Open three weeks earlier.

Korda’s early run of birdies included three straight between Nos. 13 and 15, and she finished in 33. She advanced to 4 under after birdieing the third hole, her 12th of the day, then dropped two strokes on the fourth.

“This entire golf course is so demanding,” Korda added. “I had to make some pretty good up-and-downs.”

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