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Le’Veon Bell is one of the league’s most dynamic players.

He rushed for 1,291 yards last season to go along with 655 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns. Because of that versatility, Bell wants to be paid like more than just a running back — he wants to be paid like a running back and a pass catcher. This makes sense on some level, but Bell’s reported asking price is so steep that it’s almost impossible to think that the Steelers would consider it.

Everybody associated with this has said that the Steelers want to do a long-term deal, NFL Network’s Aditi Kinkhabwala said from the owners meetings in Orlando, Florida. In fact, I spoke to (head coach) Mike Tomlin earlier today and he said,’Everybody knows we’re in the business of trying to lock him up for the rest of his career.’ However, as (general manager) Kevin Colbert… told the local media, there’s no urgency right now, and here’s why: Le’Veon Bell wants $17 million a year.

Villanueva forced his way onto the 25-man roster with a hot spring, and he’ll start again at third base on Wednesday night, manager Andy Green said.

It’s fun watching guys succeed like that, Green said. A guy that’s earning everything he’s getting right now. Fought his way to the big leagues. … You see the power; it’s real. It was a fun game for him, one I’m sure he’ll remember for the rest of his life.

Villanueva homered against the Rockies last season.

On one nice Thanksgiving afternoon, he pounded the Green Bay Packers’ Evan Dietrich-Smith’s head into the ground three times.

On another cozy Thanksgiving day, he kicked the Houston Texans’ Matt Schaub in the groin. He is nothing if not consistent. He was fined before his career even started, for grabbing a facemask in the preseason of his rookie year with the Detroit Lions. Eight years later, while playing for the Miami Dolphins last season, he was penalized for attempting to choke Baltimore Ravens quarterback Ryan Mallett. Signing Suh to a one-year, $14 million deal would be risky enough for a Rams team that was steadied last winter by an embracing young coach in a drama-free environment. But Suh is only the latest of three acquisitions by an aggressive front office apparently unworried about messing with the team’s emerging playoff culture. Meet Aqib Talib, a cornerback acquired in a trade with Cheap Jerseys China NHL the Denver Broncos this offseason.

Before Desmond’s homer, Carlos Asuaje’s double pulled the Padres Cheap Jerseys Cycling to 3-2 as it chased home Eric Hosmer after Hosmer hit his third double in three games. The Padres, though, left the bases loaded for the second consecutive inning.

NFL teams unanimously approve simplified catch rule

The NFL has a new catch rule.

League owners approved modifications to the catch rule for the 2018 season during the Annual League Meeting on Tuesday. The changes passed unanimously on a 32-0 vote, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported.

In other league rule news, owners decided to table what has been branded the Josh McDaniels Rule, which would have allowed assistants to be hired while their teams are still in postseason. Expect this to be a topic during the Spring League Meeting in May.

NFL Network’s Judy Battista also reports that the Jets withdrew their proposal to make defensive pass interference a 15-yard penalty rather than a spot foul.

Ramirez hit a two-run homer in the fifth. As he approached first base, he pointed at his family amid the large throng of cheering Red Sox fans behind their dugout.

We’ve got like three suites, Ramirez said. I spent a lot of money on tickets.

Rafael Devers doubled home a run in the ninth and has at least one RBI in each of his four games.

The Marlins’ Starlin Castro had three hits and his 500th career RBI.

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Joe McKnight’s killer gets 30 years

The man who shot and killed former NFL running back Joe McKnight will pay a step price for the crime. Ronald Gasser has been sentenced to 30 years in prison.

Let this be a cautionary tale to all drivers who rage behind the wheel of their car at other drivers, Judge Ellen Kovach said at the sentencing hearing, via NOLA.com. She added that McKnight’s death could have been avoided if Gasser simply had the good sense, the courage and the wisdom to simply disengage.

O’Reilly retired the final 13 batters he faced, starting with the strikeout to end the fifth. He threw 119 pitches in the game, 79 for strikeouts. Third baseman Carmen Sclafani was 2-for-4 for Rutgers; Hagenman took the loss for Penn State (6-10), falling to 2-2. He allowed four runs on six hits in six innings of work with three strikeouts and two walks.

Standout Rutgers center fielder Jawuan Harris was back with the team after missing the last eight games due to suspension, but he did not start and did not appear in the game.

I asked one of the best contract minds around, former Eagles team president Joe Banner, whether these rumblings had any merit.

Game-changer does not mean everybody gets a guaranteed contract, Banner replied. It means some star players at key positions can get them. It means every player should be getting a higher [percentage] of deal guaranteed than they have been.

In other words: This may be the start of guaranteed contracts entering the NFL’s bloodstream. Sloooowlyyyyy.

[Jets corner] Tru Johnson effectively got a three-year deal Cheap Indiana Pacers Jerseys that is [mostly] guaranteed, Banner continued. [Sammy] Watkins and all free agents this offseason have gotten a much higher percentage guaranteed than in the past. Every player and agent should now ask, ‘Why am I signing a deal with one or two years guaranteed but giving away my Cheap Ireland Soccer Jerseys rights for five to six ‘