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Our Sulphur, Louisiana hotel is located at off I10 at Exit 20 Sulphur/Cameron the base of the Creole Nature Trail All American Road. A 20 minute drive southeast will have you at Lake Charles Regional Airport (LCH).
Guests of our Sulphur hotel will enjoy a variety of southern Louisiana attractions. Within five minutes of our hotel, guests can place their toes in the sand of Lake Charles Beach and hop a bicycle or horse drawn carriage in downtown Lake Charles. Leisure travelers can experience the Sportsman’s Paradise by touring the Sabine National Wildlife Refuge or the Creole Nature Trail All American Road, both within 20 minutes of our hotel. Gaming enthusiasts will enjoy the short drive to one of Lake Charles casino resorts or even to the Racetrack casino located in Vinton Louisiana. With Golden Nugget Casino Resort under construction just minutes away.

Lake Charles Regional Airport

Lake Charles Regional Airport is a public use airport located five nautical miles south of the central business district of Lake Charles, a city in Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana, United States.

Sudduth Coliseum

Sudduth Coliseum, in the Lake Charles Civic Center, is a 7,450-seat multi-purpose arena in Lake Charles, Louisiana, USA. Located on Lakeshore Drive, it is the main arena of the Lake Charles Civic Center.

Sabine National Wildlife Refuge

Sabine National Wildlife Refuge is a National Wildlife Refuge located in Cameron Parish in southwestern Louisiana. It is on Louisiana State Route 27, 8 miles south of Hackberry and 12 miles north of Holly Beach.

Business travelers can travel easily to and from their meetings, with our Lake Charles hotel’s convenient location. Business offices within 10 miles of our hotel include Citgo, Conoco, Northrop Grumman, PPG Industries, Sasol North America, Louisiana Pigment, Westlake Group, Firestone, Lonza, Lyondell, Air Products, Grace, the Lake Charles Civic Center, McNeese State University and the Port of Lake Charles.
Our Lake Charles, Louisiana hotel features friendly accommodations, along with full service amenities. Guests can enjoy the convenience of complimentary high-speed Internet access, an on-site restaurant and a convenience store. Other amenities include a heated indoor pool, a 24-hour Fitness Center and a Business Center. Book your Lake Charles Sulphur hotel reservations now and enjoy excellent Holiday Inn rooms and rates. Adjacent to West Cal Events Center and Arena.

Troy Aikman sees another frontier beyond TV

Matt Millen. John Elway. John Lynch. Troy Aikman?
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The Hall of Fame quarterback, who retired after the 2000 season, apparently has the itch to run an NFL team. That’s what he suggested during a recent appearance on The Doomsday Podcast from Ed Werder and Matt Mosley, via Peter King of SI.com.

If/when Aikman does it, he’ll join Millen, Elway, and Lynch as former players who made an unexpected right turn well after retiring, becoming key executives at a team without paying the dues that most key executives must pay before taking over.

Donald’s absence does not come as a surprise. The absence of a contract extension led Donald to stay away from the Rams last offseason and skip training camp as well before returning for the regular season. The missed time didn’t hurt Donald on the field, but getting a deal done would clear a big item from the Rams’ to-do list while also making Donald happy after a long wait for a new deal.

That wait has featured many other moves by the Rams, including the acquisition of Brandin Cooks, Marcus Peters, Ndamukong Suh and Aqib Talib this offseason. They’ll busy themselves with acclimating those new players into the team while the Donald saga plays out again this year.
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Boston’s No. 1 line accounted for 20 points in the first two games before it was blanked Monday.
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I think if you’re those guys, what they’re saying to themselves is they say, ‘We’re going to have a better night.’ Right? Babcock said. They’ve shown over a period of time they have lots of good nights. Our job is to make sure they don’t. The other thing that happened in the game is Freddie (Andersen) was real good. Not as much early, but really got his game going. If you look at Game 2, it wasn’t that Ryan Murray Jersey way. That’s probably the biggest difference of anything.

Babcock expects the Bruins to bounce back with a strong effort.

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Family of Aaron Feis, Parkland students to announce some Dolphins picks

The Dolphins made a connection with the community at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida following February’s shooting at the school that killed 17 students and staff and that connection will continue at next week’s NFL Draft.
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Eighteen seniors from the school and family members of Aaron Feis, an assistant football coach and former Douglas football player who was killed in the shooting, will announce the Dolphins’ picks on the draft’s final day.

John Gibson allowed five goals on 24 shots before being pulled after two periods. Ryan Miller allowed three power-play goals in the third.

From my perspective it’s hard to forget what we just did. Very undisciplined, very disappointed in our reaction in the hockey game, Ducks coach Randy Carlyle said. Those are the things we have to address. We’re not going to get yourself any kind of opportunity to take the number of penalties we took, and I call them selfish penalties.
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The game turned early in the second after Brandon Montour fell near center ice, giving the Sharks a two on one. Donskoi converted on a give-and-go with Evander Kane and San Jose was off to the races.
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They have eight choices, including No. 15 overall, and that’s likely not high enough for one of the top four quarterback prospects.

Are you willing to put the franchise in a position to be set back for years if you’re not right? Cardinals General Manager Steve Keim said, via Bob McManaman of the Arizona Republic. I mean, it can be crippling for us if we traded the next couple drafts to go get a player that has never taken an [NFL] snap and doesn’t have success.

But Keim added that if you believe in the player, then it’s worth the price. A very, very expensive price.

If it’s a dynamic player at that position that is a game-changer, they’re not going to take anything short of the mortgage for the house, the farm and everything, Keim said.

The Cardinals have not drafted a quarterback in the first three rounds since 2006 when they made Matt Leinart the 10th overall choice. They took Authentic Zach Ertz Jersey Logan Thomas in the fourth round in 2014. (Thomas now plays tight end for the Bills.)

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Jim McElwain: Excited to learn from Jim Harbaugh, help Michigan WRs

For the first time in a decade, Jim McElwain isn’t in charge of an offense or a full team, and the new Michigan assistant coach said he’s content to be learning in the background this spring.

McElwain coached wide receivers for more than 10 seasons of his 30-plus-year coaching career before becoming an offensive coordinator and head coach. November 2017 was the first fall month he spent away from the sideline since he started his career. The longtime coach said he immediately missed the camaraderie and was eager to jump at any opportunity to join another staff.

McElwain said he has studied Harbaugh from afar for many years. Now he’s picking up pointers from his new boss to use if he gets another shot to be a head coach in the future.

“There are a lot of things I’ll take with me if ever given the opportunity again, that we’ve learned from him,” McElwain said. “I think probably his approach with the team itself, how he interacts with that, how he handles some of the outside things that go on. He does a great job with that. His preparation with that is really good.”

The class rankings have not yet been released for the 2019 class, but with the addition of Lee, Alabama is tied with Michigan for the second-most ESPN Jr. 300 commitments.

Both teams sit one ESPN Jr. 300 commitment behind Florida State.

That might have been happenstance. Nurkic is Portland’s most frequent screener, and Davis for whatever reason was guarding Aminu instead. Going that route also leaves Davis as a backline helper, ready to wreck stuff at the rim. But Aminu is an experienced screener, and the Blazers mixed in some solo Aminu picks in Game 1.

Another reason McCollum popped open there: Aminu looped from the corner to the top of the arc instead of standing still. That freaked Ian Clark into drifting toward him for a split second — all McCollum needed:

The placement of Aminu and Evan Turner will be a key running theme. New Orleans, like all Portland’s playoff opponents in this era, isn’t guarding either of them. Lillard and McCollum ended the game 8-of-19 from deep — 42 percent. Aminu, Turner and Collins — a disaster outside the corners — were 3-of-13. Aminu will do better, but the Pelicans are just gonna let those dudes shoot:

Stotts caught New Orleans off guard out of a timeout in the first quarter by sliding both Turner and Aminu to the strong side of a Lillard-Nurkic pick-and-roll — the side to which Lillard dribbled — and leaving McCollum as the lone shooter on the weak side.jets_057

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Closer Carousel: Giles, Peacock or Devenski? Making sense of the Astros’ bullpen

Fantasy managers had every reason to be excited about Houston Astros right-hander Ken Giles, making him one of the top-5 closers in ESPN average live drafts and a top-100 pick overall. Now Giles is among the pitchers on the most dropped list. What changed in less than three weeks?
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Elite Womens Charles Hudon Jersey Giles saved 34 games for the World Series champions last season and he was not exactly Fernando Rodney along the way; his ERA was a cool 2.30, his WHIP 1.04 and he struck out nearly 12 hitters per 9 innings. Giles pitched well and there was little reason to question his value for 2018.

Negro Leagues players Dennis Biddle and James Cobbin took part in a pregame ceremony honoring Jackie Robinson on the 71st anniversary of the Hall of Famer breaking baseball’s color barrier. Biddle joined the Chicago American Giants at the age of 17 in 1953.

Rays: LHP Blake Snell (1-1) will start at home against Texas LHP Martin Perez (1-1) in the opener of Joe Schobert Youth jersey a three-game set Monday night.

The date was Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017 when Tampa Bay Rays left-hander Blake Snell finally, perhaps mercifully others would note, put all his talents to use effectively and efficiently and wowed the Baltimore Orioles with a 13-strikeout performance and nary a walk.

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Mariners: C Mike Zunino (oblique strain) will start a rehab assignment Monday at Class A Modesto. Seattle manager Scott Servais said Zunino will likely play three rehab games there before rejoining the Mariners. … OF Ben Gamel (oblique strain) might rejoin the team in the next few days, Servais said.

Athletics: RHP Daniel Mengden (1-2, 6.19 ERA) will start against the White Sox on Monday. Mengden is 0-10 in 13 career starts in Oakland.

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Locastro first met Miller when the receiver was in the seventh grade and headed to Christian Brothers High School.

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Miller came in as a freshman, undersized and maybe 105 pounds, but always the first player on the field for practice and the last to leave. He saw someone who enjoyed football so much that Miller’s work ethic was infectious, even in the sticky heat of summer weight workouts.”You don’t see much of his humility when he’s playing, to be honest with you,” said Locastro, now athletic director at Lausanne Collegiate School.”Not that he’s an in-your-face, trash-talking type kid all the time.
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He plays with a certain level of confidence, and he wants to compete with the best. As soon as he steps off the field, he’s just a really good young man. He’s a yes sir, no sir kid. Very polite.” Miller had one edge, even as a high school freshman: big hands. Locastro says it seems Miller’s hands are still growing, and Miller had some of the largest hands measured at this year’s combine at 10 inches.”The other day I visited my grandma, and we put our hands up next to each other. I saw that her hands were pretty big as well,” Miller said of his mother’s mother.”She’s like, `That’s where you got your hands from.’ I said, `maybe so.’ But my dad has big hands as well.

So do my uncles. I guess it runs in the family a little bit.” Miller also lifted 225 pounds 22 times at the combine. Memphis coach Mike Norvell, who calls Miller one of the greatest wide receivers he’s been around, said that combination allows Miller to do so many things.”

…My test history and pharmacological science confirm I was not cheating and the positive test was the Teddy Bridgewater Youth jersey result of incidental and isolated exposure to a banned substance. I was tested by the NFL 30 days before and 12 days after my one positive test. Both tests bracketing the one positive test were clean.

Sanchez added that while he did not knowingly take any substances, the league’s rules are clear regarding any sort of consumption:

I accept responsibility as a professional and will move forward with greater caution in the future. I look forward to getting back on the field this season.聽

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Dolphins local pro day brings better crowd than most

Each team in the NFL gets to bring 30 players in for pre-draft visits, along with a separate cattle call workout for any local prospects.
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Per Spotrac.com, Dallas is carrying $14.8 million in dead money (i.e., cap space consumed by players no longer on the roster). The only teams that entered free agency carrying more were Buffalo ($36 million), Arizona ($17.1 million), Kansas City ($16.7 million) and San Francisco ($15.8 million). However, those Authentic Mike Bibby Jersey four franchises still had enough cap space available for multiple big-ticket signings.

There’s no word as to whether the Panthers 2017 receiving corps and offensive game plan being hauled in the back of the dump truck were damaged.

Bird’s latest problems stemmed from an injury the previous spring training when he fouled a pitch off his right foot. After trying to play through that injury, Bird needed surgery to remove a bone in his ankle/foot last July.

New York’s decision to trade up into the No. 3 spot, held by Indianapolis, wasn’t made Saturday just to land a quarterback. It was to insure 鈥?as best the Jets could 鈥?Buffalo wouldn’t leapfrog them to get the signal-caller they may be targeting.

The Giants may go the quarterback route at No. 2. That means the Bills must decide whether it’s worth surrendering a bevy of picks to entice the Giants to bail out. New York still might be uninterested in doing so 鈥?even if it’s not picking a quarterback 鈥?because of Penn State standout Saquon Barkley’s appeal as a generational running back.

According to Mike Garafolo of the NFL Network, the Cowboys have agreed to a deal with the former Jets pass-rusher.

Ealy visited but left without a deal yesterday, but they apparently patched things up.

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Brice Butler agrees to two-year deal with Cardinals

Brice Butler has found a new home.

He will sign a two-year deal with the Cardinals, James Jones of NFL Media reports.

Butler, 28, visited Arizona on Monday. Seattle, Chicago and Jacksonville also showed interest.

Butler declared in January he was not returning to Dallas if he wasn’t a starter, and the Cowboys added receivers Allen Hurns and Deonte Thompson in free agency.

That’d be bad news for Zack Cozart, but the shortstop-turned-third-baseman-turned-fill-in-second-baseman would still be a worthwhile play as the team’s No. 6 hitter. As for Ohtani, though his weekly fantasy appeal remains limited on the hitting side, this schedule isn’t bad for him, and he remains an ideal plug-in for those in daily leagues.

Gaines spent the past four seasons as a reserve in Kansas City, behind starters Marcus Peters and Steven Nelson on the depth chart. He started three games last season with Nelson on injured reserve.

He made 30 tackles and three pass breakups last season. For his career, Gaines has played 41 games with 16 starts, making 99 tackles, one interception and 14 pass breakups.

Ben Arledge, Insider editor: I trust Rinne, John Gibson and Quick the most when it comes to this season’s playoffs. Rinne has been on fire since the onset of last year’s postseason. His surface-level stats are top-tier, but dive deeper and the numbers support his dominance even further. Posting a .939 even-strength save percentage and an .833 high-danger save percentage (eighth in the NHL, via Corsica Hockey), Rinne is the cream of the crop when it comes to goaltending this season.

Namely, the red flag is that despite his rocket arm, he stunk at throwing the football, statistically speaking: Allen was a two-year starter who completed just 56.2 percent of his passes in his college career, for a mediocre average of 7.8 yards per pass, with 44 touchdowns and 21 interceptions.

FootballOutsiders.com uses a system for projecting how college quarterbacks will play in the NFL called Quarterback-Adjusted-Stats-and-Experience, or QBASE. In that system, Allen is the only player among this year’s top quarterback prospects who comes out with a negative score. The combination of only starting two years in college and only completing 56 percent of his passes is a bad omen.flames_013

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Braves’ Foltynewicz aims for another win over Nationals ace

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Foltynewicz, who outpitched Max Scherzer in the Braves’ 7-1 win last Wednesday in Atlanta, opposes Stephen Strasburg in the second game of a three-game series at Nationals Park.

The right-hander Courtney Upshaw Authentic Jersey snapped his eight-game winless streak when he allowed four hits and one run in 5 1/3 innings against Washington (5-5) while striking out eight and walking two. He added a two-run double as Atlanta handed Washington its first loss of the season.

Scherzer (2-1) bounced back from last week’s loss and dominated Atlanta on Monday night in the series opener, tossing a two-hit shutout as Washington won 2-0 to snap a five-game losing streak.

Just tried to make a little mechanical tweak tonight, Scherzer told The Washington Post. But really the biggest thing was that on the first pitch, 0-0, I collected a lot of first-pitch outs. They were aggressive early in the count.

Atlanta had beaten Scherzer in three of his last five starts against the Braves.

Simmons is also guaranteed to average 10 points, eight rebounds and eight assists during the regular season, an effort which puts him alongside basketball royalty LeBron James, Russell Westbrook, James Harden, Jason Kidd, Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Wilt Chamberlain and Robertson as the only players to ever average such a stat line through a full season.

But Bogut, who tasted championship success with the Golden State Warriors in 2015, has followed Simmons’ meteoric rise with great interest and considers him to be miles clear of his nearest challengers.

Limited Graham Gano Jersey I don’t even think it’s a conversation, Bogut told ESPN when asked if Simmons would win the award. Obviously Mitchell is having a great year but Ben is night and day ahead and I think 99 percent of people would agree with me. If he doesn’t win it I’m calling a conspiracy theory or something.

Simmons began the season as a short-priced favourite to win the award before a mid-season surge from Mitchell, who is averaging a touch over 20 points per game this season and, like Simmons in Philadelphia, has been pivotal in helping his side secure a playoff berth.

However, former No. 1 draft pick Bogut believes Simmons has proven throughout the season to be the full package and someone who can have an enormous influence on a nightly basis.

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Beltre’s hit was his 3,053rd in the majors.

The left-hander recorded his first eight outs by strikeout. He yielded Chad Pinder’s homer in the third and twice pitched out of jams while relying primarily on his cutter and changeup. Eight of his strikeouts came via the two pitches.
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When you have quite a few pitches in the repertoire you have to be able to be fine with them and throw them at any count, Hamels said. At the same time, I need to be a lot more efficient with the balls and strikes.

That matches Carew’s mark for Latin players and 25th all-time, two shy of Rickey Henderson.

Graveman allowed four runs and eight hits. The A’s opening-day starter has given up nine earned runs in 10 innings this season.

Rangers: RHP Tony Barnette (lower back strain) threw 24 pitches during Aaron Dell Youth jersey an intra-squad game in Frisco. Barnette is slated to make a rehab start Thursday…. Catcher Cameron Rupp signed a minor league contract and was assigned to Triple-A Round Rock.

Athletics: RHP Paul Blackburn, pegged to be the No. 3 starter, underwent a second MRI and continues to be bothered by forearm tightness.
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And if you take all that into account, we know there are some pillars in our locker room right now, and the new people when they come in, they’ll feel those pillars… and you go from there.

John Jaso Kids Jersey Suh took a one-year deal. League defensive player of the year Aaron Donald also will be a free agent in 2019 and last season held out?while trying in vain to secure an extension.?The dynamics that come with so many players, including Peters, eyeing lucrative deals could prove divisive, but Snead believes the Rams can avoid that kind of splintering even if on-field success doesn’t instantly come.

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Can Rutgers revive pass rush in 2018 Defensive line must fix ‘one of our biggest weaknesses’

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Internally The Scarlet Knights are concerned about getting to the quarterback – something they have struggled mightily with recently.

Curtain calls don’t happen often at Petco Park, which made the night even more special for Christian Villanueva.

The rookie hit three impressive home runs and drove in five runs, Tyson Ross was a winner in his return to San Diego, and the Padres became the last team to get its first victory of 2018 by beating the Colorado Rockies 8-4 on Tuesday night.

I’m not going to stop until I get a chance to run out on an NFL field again, whenever that may be, Manziel told Bisciotti.

Said Betances: I thought he was definitely trying to distract me.

Severino (1-0, 0.00 ERA) began Patrick Peterson Youth jersey his new role as the No. 1 starter Thursday by allowing one hit in 5 2/3 scoreless innings during the season-opening 6-1 win at Toronto. He threw 101 pitches and became the first New York starter to get a win in a season opener since Chien-Ming Wang in 2008.

It means a lot, Severino told reporters. They gave me the ball, they trusted me and I’m glad I threw the kind of game I did.

Severino also was the fifth-youngest pitcher since 1908 to allow one hit or less in a scoreless Opening Day. Severino, who is 24 years old 43 days, also became the youngest since Hall of Famer Bob Feller pitched a no-hitter for the Cleveland Indians on April 16, 1940, against the Chicago White Sox.

3. The Eagles let RB LeGarrette Blount go in free agency and only have Jay Ajayi under contract for one more year. Given this draft isloaded with talent at the position,might be smart to replenish the backfield.

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