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PHILADELPHIA —Now that hes signed and ready to go, Fletcher Cox hopes to play
an important role for the Philadelphia Eagles. Karlos Dansby Womens Jersey . The rookie
first-round pick agreed to a four-year contract on Monday. Hes eager to compete
for a starting spot on Philadelphias defensive line when training camp opens
next month. “Thats basically what football is all about, competing, and Im
always up for competition,” Cox said in a conference call. Cox was the last of
Philadelphias nine draft picks to sign. The Eagles traded up three spots to
select the defensive tackle from Mississippi State at No. 12 overall. “My
mindset is going in and just doing what Im coached to do, what (defensive line)
coach (Jim) Washburn wants me to do, and thats play hard and be relentless,” Cox
said. Cox made the All-SEC first team after finishing with 56 tackles and five
sacks last year. He played three seasons at Mississippi State and had 114
tackles. He also blocked five kicks. Cox attended all of the teams organized
team activities and rookie camp. He missed the first two days of the mandatory
minicamp last week because his cousin and close friend was killed in a car
accident. “Dealing with the death in my family was a really bad time for me, and
I kind of struggled a little bit,” Cox said. “To get the contract signed is just
a blessing. Melvin is in a better place right now and hell be watching down on
me on Sundays and every day, even during practice, hell be looking down on me.
He wouldve wanted nothing but the best.” Cox never expected his contract
negotiations to drag on. He certainly didnt want to hold out like Philadelphias
first-round pick last year, offensive lineman Danny Watkins. “You dont want to
miss a few days of training camp because if you miss three days, then youre
three days behind and somebody else is ahead of you,” he said. “With the new
CBA, it makes a lot of stuff easy and helps us get this out the way. I know my
agent did a great job of negotiating. I think he did a good job in getting it
out of the way so I can play football.” Michael Egnew Jersey . —The Baltimore
Ravens have signed former Indianapolis Colts quarterback Curtis Painter to a
one-year contract Baltimore announced the move but did not release financial
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. After advancing to the second round of the playoffs three straight years, the
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Boston. Ryan Tannehill Womens Jersey . Columbus has
suffered through a nightmare of a season and is ranked 30th in the NHL with just
55 points on the season. Edmonton is 29th in the league standings and is still
14 points ahead of the Blue Jackets. Dan Marino Jersey . Dr. Lewis Yocum will
perform the operation in California, the team announced on Tuesday. While
Tomlins ulnar collateral ligament is not completely torn, its been compromised
to the point where surgery is necessary to correct the problem.TORONTO—
Ontarios governing Liberals are playing down a dire warning from the Ottawa
Senators that theyll drive the team out of business if they scrap a tax
deduction for sports tickets. The cash-strapped government wants to put an end
to a policy that allows businesses to write off up to 50 per cent of all tickets
and luxury suites for sporting events and is asking the federal Conservatives to
help. The tax writeoff also applies to other live performances like theatre and
concerts and costs the province about $15 million a year. But the Senators,
which operate in a smaller market than the Maple Leafs, cant survive without the
tax deduction, said team president Cyril Leeder. “We have a sizable portion of
our operation thats run based on corporate support for suites and for tickets,”
he said. “So if we had a 10 per cent to 20 per cent loss of that business, we
would be out of business.” Corporations lease 120 of the 150 luxury suites at
Ottawas Scotiabank Place, he said. About half of their season ticket holders—
who take up 11,000 of the arenas 19,000 seats—are businesses. And theres no
waiting list for suites or season tickets, he said. If someone pulls out, theres
no one waiting in the wings to take their place. “I just know that in our case
—and I think in the case of a lot of other sports teams in Ontario and in
Canada—were not completely sold out and we dont operate with waiting lists
and we operate very close to the margin of viability, and we cant afford to take
a big hit to the support that we rely on,” he said. Infraastructure and
Transport Minister Bob Chiarelli, a former Ottawa mayor who holds one of the
citys ridings, played down the prospect of driving his home team out of
business. Kevin Burnett Jersey. . There are a lot of
elements that determine the sustainability of the Senators, including the rise
of the loonie, which is a “huge bonus” for teams that pay their players in U.S.
dollars, he said. “Certainly the governments have been very supportive in a
number of ways over the years to the Ottawa Senators, the Canadian dollar has
been very helpful to the Ottawa Senators,” Chiarelli said. “So I think were
jumping the gun in terms of assuming that it might be a done deal.” The province
will work “collaboratively” with the Senators on the tax issue, he vowed. “Its
not a done deal, its a list of possible considerations on which the federal and
provincial governments would have to work together,” Chiarelli said. Ontario
Finance Minister Dwight Duncan sent a letter to his federal counterpart, Jim
Flaherty, requesting co-operation on a list of proposed changes to the tax
system. “It is not clear that taxpayers should be subsidizing certain business
expenses for income and sales tax purposes, such as private boxes and corporate
seats at sporting events,” Duncan wrote. Duncan said Thursday that hell respond
to Leeders advice in his upcoming spring budget, which is expected to be tabled
before the end of March. “Obviously, we want the Senators to continue and
hopefully eventually win a Stanley Cup,” he said. ’ ’ ’ 

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