La envidia es un sentimiento muy común y exacerbado en estos días, tanto por las redes sociales como por la competencia de tener, o llegar más lejos, que otros.

Sales a comer con tus amigas cuando una dice “¿Te enteraste que María se comprometió? El novio le pidió la mano de la manera más original posible. hizo… ”  Y tú, con dolor de estómago de la rabia, solo llegas a sonreír y decir ¡Qué bien por ella! Y por dentro “Esa &%$# (añade un insulto en el espacio).  Te ha dolido en el alma porque llevas 5 años con tu novio que no se anima al compromiso.

Como dice Seth Godin: el Internet es un amplificador de la envidia. Abres tus redes sociales y ves un montón de fotos felices: vacaciones, niños perfectos, amor a la vista, días fabulosos en el trabajo, entre otros. Mientras observas este festín de felicidad sientes un vacío en el pecho por todo aquello que no tienes todavía.

Estos dos ejemplos, que puedes extrapolar a cualquier situación de envidia, te pueden llevar a voltearte al lado oscuro:

  • Esos %&$# (inserta insulto de tu preferencia), les voy a demostrar que yo también puedo. [Sentimiento: Venganza]
  • Con que María se comprometió, pues ojalá la dejen plantada en el altar [Sentimiento: Maldiciones y mala yuyu]

May 17

Report: Patriots G Joe Thuney to undergo foot surgery

Tom Brady ‘s offensive line is dealing with another issue this offseason.

Left guard Joe Thuney is preparing for upcoming foot surgery, ESPN’s Mike Reiss reported Thursday.

Thuney’s surgery isn’t expected to threaten his availability when the season opens in September, but getting cut open is rarely a positive.

Mack didn’t play well enough last year (3.8 yards per carry, four drops on 33 targets) for Frank Reich to simply hand him the starting job, but I think his play-making ability (six carries of 20-plus yards last season) gives him a leg up on his backfield competition. If you had asked me this question 24 hours ago, Christian McCaffrey probably would have been my top choice.

McCaffrey was a PPR monster last year—his 80 catches were third-most among running backs—and he appeared to be poised for a full workload following Jonathan Stewart ’s release. But the Panthers altered their backfield equation Monday by signing Broncos cast-off C.J. Anderson, who is coming off his first 1,000-yard rushing season. I imagine McCaffrey’s role will be similar to the one he had last year, which means he’ll still offer plenty of appeal in PPR formats.

It was Sunday, and (Monday) he came here, got treatment, threw a little bit, Cora said. We decided it was better for him to go back to Boston, check it out and go from there.

Price did not undergo any tests following the first round of numbness in his hand, partially because of the cold weather on that April night.

Everybody thought, everybody agreed that it was just something that happened that night, Cora said. We actually felt it was something that wasn’t going to happen. It was just a one-day thing. Obviously with the weather, we talked about it, and we thought that it wasn’t going to happen again.

The 2018 NBA Playoffs will televise two games on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 (5/8/18). The Utah Jazz, down 3-1 in a Western Conference best-of-seven series, meet the Houston Rockets at Toyota Center in Houston, Texas.sharks-005

May 15

Coaches, GMs believe Browns will take Baker Mayfield with No. 1 pick

The Browns continue to keep the decision about their No. 1 pick a secret, but there is a mounting belief from head coaches and general managers around the NFL that Cleveland will take quarterback Baker Mayfield, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Thursday.

The Browns hold the No. 1 and No. 4 overall picks in the draft, which begins Thursday at 8 p.m. ET at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

Before the first round gets underway Thursday night, Todd McShay gives his final first-round predictions for all 32 picks. Which player will your favorite team take?

Mayfield, who is from Austin, Texas, transferred from Texas Tech to Oklahoma after his freshman season. During his college career, he threw for 14,607 yards and had 131 touchdown passes and 30 interceptions. He also rushed for 21 TDs and caught another during his college career.

The Diamondbacks took a 5-4 lead in the sixth when Paul Goldschmidt’s leadoff flare over first base landed just inside the foul line. Pollack then belted a triple off the wall in right-center and scored on Daniel Descalso’s sacrifice fly.

Pollack homered to lead off the second, then singled and scored on Descalso’s double in the fourth.

Howie Kendrick hit a two-run homer in the third inning for the Nationals.

INF Mark Reynolds’ minor league contract with Washington includes a $1.5 million base salary if he is added to the 40-man roster. He could earn $2 million in performances bonuses based on plate appearances: $250,000 for 200, and an additional $250,000 for each additional 40 through 480.

Diamondbacks: RHP Shelby Miller threw 25 pitches of live batting practice as he continues his rehabilitation from Tommy John surgery. He last pitched April 23, 2017. “He said he felt fantastic,” manager Torey Lovullo said. “That was really encouraging.”. 3B Jake Lamb (left shoulder sprain) has thrown on consecutive days. . Lovullo said RHP Randall Delgado (oblique strain) threw at 90 feet and felt good.dolphins_005

May 13

Irish offensive linemen Quenton Nelson, Mike McGlinchey drafted in top 10

Two Notre Dame offensive linemen were taken in the top 10 picks of the NFL draft Thursday.

Offensive guard Quenton Nelson went to the Indianapolis Colts at No. 6, and offensive tackle Mike McGlinchey went to the San Francisco 49ers at No. 9.

This is the first time since 1993, when Rick Mirer went at No. 2 and Jerome Bettis went at No. 10, that Notre Dame had two players selected in the top 10.

McGlinchey is a first cousin of Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan and said he heard about 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan from Ryan. Shanahan was the Falcons’ offensive coordinator before being named head coach of the 49ers.

“My cousin Matt said nothing but great things about Kyle, and I’m excited to get to work with him,” said McGlinchey, who was a two-time captain of the Irish team. Kelly also praised McGlinchey on Twitter.

Budenholzer had two years and more than $14 million left on his contract, with the Hawks headed into a full rebuilding process.

Atlanta owner Tony Ressler and general manager Travis Schlenk met Budenholzer on Tuesday night in Atlanta and ultimately decided that a separation was the best course for everyone, league sources said.

The Hawks gave Budenholzer permission to speak with the Phoenix Suns and New York Knicks for their coaching openings last week. Budenholzer interviewed with the Knicks on Sunday, and he remains a candidate for the job, league sources said. He pulled out of contention for the Suns’ job after several conversations with ownership and management.

Atlanta is interested in pursuing a young coach on the rise to evolve with the rebuilding of its roster. Atlanta has three first-round picks in the June NBA draft and the No. 33 overall pick early in the second round. Atlanta also owns Cleveland’s 2019 first-round pick, which is top-10 protected.

Candidates the Hawks are expected to consider to replace Budenholzer include Charlotte Hornets assistant Stephen Silas, Portland Trail Blazers assistants Nate Tibbetts and David Vanterpool, and San Antonio Spurs assistants Ime Udoka and James Borrego.sl_cardinals_047

May 10

NFL cheerleaders will settle for $1 in exchange for meeting with Roger Goodell

If NFL commissioner Roger Goodell will have a meeting with a group of cheerleaders, the two former cheerleaders who recently filed discrimination claims will settle those claims for $1 each.

The settlement proposal by Sara Blackwell, the lawyer representing the cheerleaders, asked that Goodell and league lawyers have a “good faith” meeting with at least four cheerleaders to create binding rules and regulations for all NFL teams. Also, teams that currently have cheerleading squads would not be allowed to disband them as retaliation for at least five years.

After two batters reached in the first inning, Tillman retired 10 straight before allowing a four-pitch walk to Victor Martinez with two outs in the fourth. He did not allow a hit until Jose Iglesias lined a one-out double in the fifth.

Ole Miss refutes those claims, and thus objects to the players’ request to waive the NCAA’s normal transfer rules. Patterson’s attorney, Thomas Mars, said he remains optimistic that the NCAA will allow Patterson to play this fall, but does not know when a final decision might come.

Patterson announced his plans to transfer to Michigan less than two weeks after the additional sanctions were levied against Ole Miss. Michigan submitted paperwork for the waiver request in late February.

The league’s investigation included formal reviews and reports from every team that interviewed Guice, as well as interviews with the player, his agent and others, per a source. The league could not confirm that any club made the reported inquiries.

The league spent weeks trying to figure out who had asked Guice these questions. At least one team said Guice admitted that he “made up” the statements that led to a lengthy NFL investigation, according to a source.

What’s acceptable has evolved from the early days of hockey through Scott Stevens’ then-legal crushing blow on Eric Lindros in 2000 to today, when checks to the head are parsed frame by frame to determine if they are illegal. The NHL, too, is still facing a federal class-action concussion lawsuit filed by former players alleging it failed to warn them about the health risks associated with head injuries.sl_cardinals_004

May 07

Jon Gruden runs first NFL practice in almost 10 years with Raiders

Jon Gruden yelled out instructions, called out plays and ran an NFL practice for the first time since leaving coaching nearly a decade ago in Tampa Bay.

This was the day Gruden had been waiting for ever since he was hired for a second stint as Oakland Raiders coach.

The Raiders opened their first voluntary minicamp under Gruden on Tuesday with optimism that a change in coach can alter the fortunes of a team coming off a down season.

“He threw everything at me,” Carr said. “He tried to get me to see if I was listening to him in the meetings. We had a lot of fun doing that. It’s always fun to accept his challenge and hopefully do good at it and look at him or wink at him or something like that. We have fun together because we both have the same goal of putting the ship in the water and hitting this thing running.”

Gruden takes over a team that fell from 12 wins in 2016 to just six last season, leading to the firing of coach Jack Del Rio and a second stint for Gruden in Oakland. The Raiders’ facility looks far different than it did during Gruden’s first tenure from 1998 to 2001 thanks to a workout center that Del Rio initiated and new fields.

The team needs plenty of work after last year’s disappointment.

“I got pretty lucky,” Williamson said. “I felt fine then and I feel fine now. I’m sure once the adrenalin wears off later tonight, tomorrow we’ll see how the body feels. I’m sure I’ll be a little sore.”

Brandon Belt hit his fifth home run in six games, Joe Panik added three hits and scored twice, and the Giants won their third straight and fourth in the last five.

One night after hitting a 464-foot homer in the series opener, Williamson hit a first-pitch solo shot to center off Roark with two outs in the sixth inning that bounced off the top of the wall and broke a 3-all tie. It wasn’t as far as Monday’s clout — this one went 423 feet — but was just as pivotal for the Giants.

“We’ve talked about what a shot in the arm he’s been and he’s more than that,” Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. “He came through again tonight. Good for him because he’s worked hard at it.”

Williamson’s deciding home run came one inning after he stumbled over the bullpen mound in foul territory and crashed into a low wall near the stands while trying to chase down Bryce Harper’s foul ball. Williamson stayed down briefly as team trainers rushed out before getting to his feet.jets_052

May 05

Devin Hester retires with Bears, doesn’t want to see kickoffs ousted

Devin Hester, who officially retired with the Chicago Bears on Monday, said he’s not happy about the possibility the NFL could soon eliminate one of his fortes — the kickoff return.

“Kickoff and punt return is one of the key aspects of the quality of football,” Hester said. “You’ve got to let these guys play football. It is what it is.

Not included in those 20 returns is his most well-known — the 92-yard return for a TD on the opening kickoff of Super Bowl XLI in February 2007.

Whether a special-teams player should be in the Hall is a question for voters, but Hester pointed out that kicker Morten Andersen recently made it.

“I don’t really look at it like, ‘Will he make it as [the first] return man?'” Hester told reporters when asked about his chances. “Sometimes you’ve got to put guys in the Hall of Fame for being the most dangerous person out there on the field.”

Travis Shaw added a three-run homer for the Brewers, while Zach Davies (2-2) pitched six innings of four-hit ball. Ryan Braun had two hits, walked twice and drove in a run.

Matt Albers, Dan Jennings and Jeremy Jeffress combined for three scoreless innings of relief.

Just about the only negative for Milwaukee was a thumb injury for first baseman Eric Thames, who left in the ninth inning. Counsell said he would know the extent of the injury after tests on Wednesday.

“It’s a ligament issue we’re concerned about,” Counsell said.

Salvador Perez homered for Kansas City in his return from the disabled list, and Alex Gordon doubled and scored in his return from the DL, giving the slumping Royals their only offense.

“It’s nice to get their bats back in the lineup,” Royals manager Ned Yost said.

Ian Kennedy (1-3) left after allowing four runs over three shaky innings. He took a liner off his ankle in the third but finished the inning before leaving the game.

He had precautionary X-rays taken on his right foot that came back negative.jets_104

May 02

Lorenzo Alexander: Josh Allen may have to answer for insensitive tweets

Buffalo Bills linebacker and team captain Lorenzo Alexander encouraged his teammates Friday to keep an open mind about quarterback Josh Allen but acknowledged that the No. 7 overall pick might have to answer to racially insensitive tweets that surfaced this week.

“What I’m gonna do is extend some grace and wait to get to know the kid and see how he develops,” Alexander told the Bills’ official radio program. “And that’s how you got to approach it.

“Now, everyone might not have that same approach. I would encourage every teammate in our locker room to do that, but he’s gonna have to at some point, whether he does it in front of the whole team or one-off. Somebody’s gonna ask him, ‘Why did you say that?’ or ‘Why were you quoting those words?’

“It’s something that I’ve considered,” Allen said. “It’s something when I get to meet the guys, I get a sense of how they feel and what they say to me. I definitely would consider doing that. It’s something that I wouldn’t be afraid or ashamed of doing. But I wouldn’t know until I got to meet everybody and got a feel for how they feel about it.”

Alexander noted Friday that Allen was raised in Firebaugh, California, a city with about a 1 percent African-American population.

“I’m not gonna be ignorant enough to assume that he understands the [N-]word as I understand it and a lot of people understand it,” Alexander said. “Because growing up in a culture, especially around a guy like Eminem, there are certain aspects of our culture that think it’s OK to say it, whether you’re white or black. I’ve actually witnessed some black kids allow their white friends to use the word and not think twice about it.

Darvish gave up nine runs, 14 hits and eight walks in his previous two outings, losses to Atlanta and Colorado. Maddon met with Darvish this week in Cleveland and told the 31-year-old right-hander to focus on one pitch at a time.

“Sometimes when you need to get out of your zone, you need to be reminded of it,” Maddon said. “That was above-and-beyond good stuff.”

Darvish said he felt like he was lapsing after Milwaukee starter Brent Suter singled off him in the fifth, but Maddon’s advice kept him on track.

“We talked about not worrying about the previous pitch and what happened in the past, but concentrating on the pitch I’m about to throw,” Darvish recalled. “Don’t worry about the past and keep going.”jets_140

Apr 30

Ravens will soon be signing Robert Griffin

Last year, the Ravens wanted quarterback Robert Griffin III, but Griffin opted not to sign with the team. This year, the offer apparently stands — and the acceptance could be coming.

We’re told that Griffin will soon be signing with the Ravens.

With the Jets now at No. 3, the second pick will be one of three things: a non-quarterback the Giants value in their quest to win in 2018, a quarterback to develop behind Eli Manning or a trade to a quarterback-hungry team like the Bills. Buffalo has done its homework on both Rosen and Josh Allen, but it likely would prefer Rosen. A move to No. 2 overall probably would require both of the Bills’ first-round picks this year (Nos. 12 and 22), their second-round pick this year and a 2019 first- or second-round pick.

The Jets’ bold move to secure a top-three pick is centered around a quarterback. New York with this trade clearly feels comfortable about which players are going No. 1 and No. 2, and it’s also excited about the franchise passer it will get at No. 3. If Rosen is available, he likely will be the pick. If not, Jets fans should hope the team selects the Heisman Trophy winner who can help New York win immediately as opposed to a project like Josh Allen.

According to Robert Klemko of, the Bills are bringing the Okalhoma quarterback in for a pre-draft visit, which will mark the fourth time he’s met with team officials.

They also talked to him at the Senior Bowl and the Scouting Combine, and put him through a private workout already. Making him one of their 30 on-site visits cements the fact they’re trying to find out everything they can about him as they prepare for the draft. (At least someone in the AFC East is thorough.)

Of course, they have plenty of competition.

Mayfield will also visit the Browns (who pick first), Giants (second), Jets (third), Broncos (fifth), Dolphins (11th), and Cardinals (15th).

So if the Bills want Mayfield, they’re probably going to have to trade up again. They have enough picks to make a deal (six in the first three rounds this year), but it’s going to be costly, and they may decide it’s worth the risk to get their guy, whichever one it happens to be.bills_065

Apr 27

Drew Brees says San Diego jeweler pulled “a scam” on him

Drew Brees said a San Diego jeweler pulled “a scam” by selling him millions in jewelry that appraised for $9 million less than he paid for it.

Brees filed suit against Vahid Moradi of CJ Charles Jewelry in San Diego. The Saints quarterback released a statement to TMZ through his attorney, Andrew Kim.

All in all, Collins has had a successful rookie season. He can struggle chasing stretchier power forwards, and brutes shove him out of the way for offensive rebounds — Collins rebounds by jumping, not boxing out — but those are typical problems for young bigs.

His defensive rebounding numbers are fine given his age and weight, and he is already one of the league’s bounciest and most active rim-runners. He’s also shooting 37.5 percent on corner 3s.

Jim Bob Cooter’s return and Patricia’s background as the Patriots’ defensive coordinator suggests that the Lions might have a setup that sees the head coach give Cooter a lot of responsibility to run the offense. That may be the case, but Patricia thinks that he can give quarterback Matthew Stafford a boost along the way.

“I would hope that maybe I could come in and give him a little bit different perspective,” Patricia said this week, via the Detroit News. “Maybe something from my point of view from playing against him a couple times, and just certain things that I look at when we’re going against other quarterbacks that might help him out. Maybe some different ways to look at defense, from that standpoint. Try to look at some different alignments or different coverages or different fronts, and then help him from that standpoint.”

Stafford has thrived since Cooter’s promotion in 2015 and his presence should benefit the first-year head coach at least as much as Patricia’s insight might benefit the offense.bills_053

Apr 25

Ex-Heisman winner Matt Leinart becoming real estate agent

After leaving the NFL, Matt Leinart did what a lot of retired athletes do: He became a television sports analyst.

That’s still his weekend job at Fox during football season, but now he’s trying his hand at something a bit further afield. Last April, he passed his real estate exam on the first try and became a licensed agent.

We could come close to an NFL record this year before any players take a snap. There are five quarterbacks who could come off the board on Day 1 of the draft, which would tie the 1999 draft for the second most since the merger. The only draft to post six first-rounders is the legendary Class of 1983, which delivered a trio of Hall of Famers in John Elway, Jim Kelly and Dan Marino.

As much as the league seems to be struggling to pick between the prospects in this year’s class, though, the coaches and executives of 1983 weren’t able to separate the wheat from the chaff until well after the fact. Elway was the first overall pick, but the Chiefs still managed to draft Todd Blackledge seven picks before Kelly. Blackledge threw 29 career touchdowns. Kelly topped 29 in 1991 alone. Tony Eason was taken one pick after Kelly and 12 picks before Marino, who would post the greatest passing season in league history to that point during his second campaign.

The plan is for Luck to take part in all offseason activities and be ready for the season.

Giants co-owner John Mara backed off his once-definitive declaration that Beckham would get his money to be a long-term Giant when he said last month no player on the team was “untouchable. ” The Giants promptly received trade inquiries about Beckham, most notably from the Rams.

In response, Beckham’s camp let it be known that he does not plan to take the field again without a long-term contract, as reported by NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

With that news, talk of a holdout — see: Le’Veon Bell with the Steelers in 2017 or Michael Strahan with the Giants in 2007 — heated up.

If Beckham’s feelings are hurt over a sense that he is not wanted or valued by the Giants — he reportedly told Rams players he would like to join them — and Giants’ brass still is angry over his decision-making , this week could be a chance to repair the relationship.

Beckham was given a clean slate by Shurmur and general manager Dave Gettleman, but he scuffed it in March when he was seen in a viral video with a woman later identified as a French model and  what looked like drugs.bills_037