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En dédicace les 23 et 24 Juillet à La Fouillade

Les 23 et 24 Juillet, je suis en dédicace au salon de La Fouillade pour Marl le Chevrier, Rorhak du Marteau et Le Manoir Steamaker (Rodrigo Arramon).

Si vous achetez les tomes 1 et 2 je vous offre un exemplaire du Manoir Steamaker.

J’assure une  dédicace illustrée sur le Manoir Steamaker.

Nikus Tim’s, illustrateur de la couverture de la seconde édition de Marl le Chevrier sera à mes côtés pour des dédicaces illustrées sur Marl le Chevrier et Rorhak du Marteau.

Les prix :

Marl le Chevrier : 15 euros avec une dédicace illustrée, un texte et deux marque-pages.

Rorhak du Marteau : 15 euros avec une dédicace illustrée, un texte et deux marque-pages.

Le Manoir Steamaker (un mini-roman illustré) : 6 euros avec une dédicace illustrée, un texte et un marque-pages.

Marl le Chevrier + Rorhak du Marteau + Le Manoir Steamaker (offert) = 30 euros. Avec une dédicace illustrée sur Marl ou Rorhak et une sur Le Manoir Steamaker, plus les marque-pages.

Attention : je n’apporte que 20 exemplaires de Marl, 20 de Rorhak et 20 du Manoir. Si vous souhaitez en réserver d’avance, n’hésitez pas à me contacter !

 

NHL moves up All-Star skills competition, game in 2019

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The NHL is moving up its All-Star skills competition and game next season.

After years of holding the skills competition on Saturday night and the All-Star Game on Sunday, the NHL is moving each event up a day for the 2019 weekend hosted by the San Jose Sharks. The skills competition will take place on Friday, Jan. 25 and the game on Saturday, Jan. 26 at SAP Center.

The league announced the change Monday.

Luke Walton’s team was already playing without Lonzo Ball (knee contusion), Brandon Ingram (concussion) and Isaiah Thomas (hip) when it lost Kyle Kuzma in the third quarter to a mild left ankle sprain.

Kuzma, who was already playing through a sprained right ankle, had X-rays that were negative on his left ankle. Butler was available to play Thursday night, but the Wolves opted to keep the guard out for one more game to be safe. Minnesota lost that game 100-96 at Denver.

With Butler back in the starting lineup, all five of Minnesota’s starters scored in double figures.

Jeff Teague had 25 points and eight assists and Karl-Anthony Towns put up 14 points, 11 rebounds and 3 blocks after a slow start. Taj Gibson added 18 points and 10 rebounds for the Wolves.

Romero appeared in two games this season for the Nationals, allowing three runs over two innings for a 13.50 ERA. In 55 appearances for Washington since the beginning of 2017, he was 2-4 with two saves and a 3.90 ERA.

Manziel’s CFL rights are owned by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. Their general manager, Eric Tillman, was among the NFL and CFL representatives in attendance. A total of 17 NFL teams have sent scouts to practices, according to Spring League CEO Brian Woods.

Manziel attended high school about two hours away in Kerrville, Texas, and most of the estimated 2,500 in attendance Saturday at Kelly Reeves Stadium appeared to be in support of their local hero. Manziel showed some glimpses of his playmaking ability, leaving the pocket twice to complete passes — including the touchdown — while also producing scrambles of 11 and 10 yards. The competition was inferior to what he would face in the NFL or CFL, but he gave scouts of both leagues an important check-in on his progress.buccaneers_079

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Titans agree to deal with veteran DT Bennie Logan

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Giants: RHP Jeff Samardzija (right pectoral strain) pitched three innings in a simulated game and is expected to throw make a rehab start later this week. He could be activated next week.

He has one year left on his current deal.

The Nuggets outscored Portland 35-20 afterward.

“Coaches are funny that way,” Devin Harris said. “I thought it was the right thing to do. Obviously, I thought Jamal got fouled. But he used it to kind of fire us up and we needed a little bit of an energy pick-up right there and I thought Coach gave it to us.”

The teams ahead of Denver in the playoff race haven’t done the Nuggets any favors. A loss to Portland would have eliminated the Nuggets from playoff contention because the Spurs, Timberwolves, Thunder and Pelicans all won Monday night.

They won’t be watching the scoreboard Wednesday night, either.

Hurns had a break-out season in 2015, hauling in 64 receptions for more than 1,000 yards and 10 touchdowns. But he has played in just 21 games in the two seasons since, catching a combined 74 passes with five touchdowns.

Some of Hurns’ problems since 2015 have rested with inconsistent quarterback Blake Bortles and the team’s shift in philosophy. Marquise Lee also emerged as a threat during the last two seasons, taking targets away from Hurns.

With Allen Robinson now with the Bears, and Hurns set to be released, Jacksonville has given up on the talented wide receiver tandem that took the NFL by storm in 2015.

Kintzler came on in the seventh and promptly gave up consecutive hits to Amed Rosario and Cabrera to make it 2-2. Then Kintzler — who allowed Jay Bruce’s grand slam Thursday — got Frazier to hit a bouncer up the middle. But Michael Conforto was running from first on the play and was safe when second baseman Howie Kendrick bobbled the ball before throwing over to get Frazier.buccaneers_021

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Broncos’ Von Miller being investigated over catching shark, report says

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The Broncos’ Von Miller caught a 9 1/2-foot hammerhead shark last week during a fishing trip off the coast of Miami, but the linebacker is facing some heat.

According to a report from TMZ.com, Miller is being investigated by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission on whether he violated any rules in catching the shark. The probe comes after Miller posted photos and video posing with a shark that’s covered in bloody smudges.

PETA made the FWC aware of the social media posts and said the organization would “ensure that Miller is held accountable if killing this animal, was, as we suspect, illegal.”

For the Yankees, injured Aaron Hicks, who was set for a rehab start Monday night and could rejoin the Yankees in Boston, is 8-for-23 (.348) against Sale, but he’s the only current Yankees player with any success against the skinny left-hander — this Yankees group hits a combined .183 with one homer in 126 at-bats against Sale.

Aaron Judge heads the futility list, coming in 0-for-12 with 10 strikeouts against Sale. Brett Gardner is 4-for-23 (.174) and Gary Sanchez 3-for-17 (.176) with seven strikeouts.

Sanchez, off to a dreadful start at the plate, missed the last two games with a sore calf, but he hopes to play Tuesday night.

Holland then walked Orlando Arcia, and three-time All-Star closer was pulled.

“I hope it’s a rarity, but sometimes you just don’t have a good feel for the strike zone,” Holland said. “Obviously today I struggled with my command kind of from the go.”

St. Louis manager Mike Matheny said Holland won’t let this debut affect him down the road.

“We threw him right into the fire. It was a tough spot,” Matheny said. “To me it’s one of those where we let go and we know what we’re going to get from him. He’s a pro, and he’s going to keep working to get sharp and we know what we’re going to get.”

Matt Albers (2-0) gave up the tying run in the ninth. The Cardinals loaded the bases with no outs, and Dexter Fowler’s sacrifice fly tied it at 4.

Albers threw a scoreless 10th.buccaneers_008

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On the field and at Louisville’s pro day, Lamar Jackson remains elusive

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One of the biggest names in the NFL draft is keeping a low profile.

Quarterback Lamar Jackson, Louisville’s main attraction, was once again hard to pin down Thursday at the team’s pro day. He did not run the 40-yard dash or do any other agility drills, and he did not agree to interviews with reporters outside of brief segments on ESPN and NFL Network.

At least 27 NFL teams sent representatives, including head coaches, such as the Pittsburgh Steelers’ Mike Tomlin. Mayock and the NFL Network broadcasted live from the Trager Center indoor facility, and ESPN gathered video as well. In his brief television interviews, he talked strategy with Mayock, who said he was impressed with Jackson’s ability to call plays and diagnose defenses.

Otherwise, Jackson was coy. After sitting out the morning testing, he stood in a corner of the field and made stationary throws before spanning the full field for passing drills. He threw 59 passes but had only a few receivers, who dropped at least five balls. At one point, former Louisville wide receiver James Quick — who caught passes for Jackson during the position drills — dropped two in a row.

Part of why the networks pay us the funding they do, and the reason this is the best entertainment product in America, is you don’t know — one play can change a whole season. One play with one person. To do a good job managing an NFL franchise, we’ve always said understanding quality depth management, that’s our business.

Since Belichick took over the Patriots in 2000, he hasn’t been shy about drafting quarterbacks. As Brady ages, those selections have come in higher rounds:

A day after the NFL broadened the helmet-hit rule, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell expanded on the decision the league hopes will help make the game safer.

Our focus is how to take the head out of the game and make sure that we’re using the helmet as protection, and it’s not being used as a weapon, and that’s the core of what we’re focused on, and I think we made a tremendous amount of progress in that this week, Goodell said at the conclusion of the Annual League Meeting in Orlando on Wednesday.nike_broncos_066-500x500

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A Look At NFL.com’s Top Remaining Free Agents

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A Look At NFL.com’s Top Remaining Free Agents More The jump from the Oakland Raiders three free agent signings in 2017 to the 16 free agent signings in 2018 is eye-opening, and if I had to guess, Head Coach Jon Gruden and General Manager Reggie McKenzie aren’t done yet. The duo have been persistent in their pursuit of bettering the 2018 roster, and with additions like wide receiver Jordy Nelson and linebacker Tahir Whitehead, I think they’ve done that. Free agency is a little more than two weeks in now, and many of the NFL’s premiere free agents have signed deals with teams; however, there are plenty of players still out there on the market.

I can listen to all the people patting me on the back, or I can listen to the people saying I need to get better. I know I need to get better, or else there would be nobody saying that. Keeping a list of all the haters is one way to go about it. It also may not be a great trait. Mayfield’s former tight end Mark Andrews, who has no motive to malign Mayfield, perfectly encapsulated Mayfield’s mindset, for better or worse.

I do. Makes a lot plays with his legs, moving around, buying time… but mostly his enthusiasm and competitive spirit is what I see, Favre says.

I think the impetus was research, McKay said. The more we saw of the concussion plays and the more there was a common technique, it became apparent that, listen, we need to get out of situationally saying if a player is targeted or if a defenseless player is in the air — we need to get to the technique to protect the person doing the hitting also. It could be Ryan Shazier. It could be many others. I don’t think that play was the impetus because I think that the research and the data was there before.

Many players have taken to social media to express concern about the change.

In all honesty the refs already pretty bad with enforcing the defenseless player rule!, Lions defensive back Quandre Diggs wrote on Twitter. We have people that’s never played the game making rules!patriots_092-223x223

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Assigning blame for Yankees’ heartbreaking collapse vs. Blue Jays

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Josh Donaldson was walking to the plate. David Robertson looked into his dugout. Looking back at him: Yankees manager Aaron Boone and pitching coach Larry Rothschild.

One, Boone said, the Yankees determined before the game that Smoak was the better matchup for Robertson than Donaldson. Going into the afternoon, Smoak was hitless in five at-bats with four strikeouts and a walk vs. the righty. Donaldson He was 3-for-8 (.375 BA) with two homers, five RBI and a strikeout against Robertson.

So, the way Boone made it sound, the Yankees would have wanted to skip Donaldson for Smoak anyway. That’s even considering Smoak was 2-for-3 on the day and had two innings earlier blasted a two-run homer off Tommy Kahnle. It was also considering Donaldson was playing with what the Blue Jays were calling a dead arm — which showed on several of his throws Saturday.

His breaking ball we feel like is a good matchup for Smoak there, Boone said. To Smoak’s credit, he spoiled some tough ones…. Qe liked the matchup, as much as you can against a really good hitter.

Then there was this: The Yankees just let Robertson choose what he wanted. It seemed like neither Boone nor Rothschild were going to challenge Robertson. It was his call.

Who do we like against which guy Boone said. We communicate with our players, too. Communicate with Robbie there about the preference and simple as that. It’s not just one a whim. That’s the matchup we wanted.

He’s the one who let Robertson make the call. Sounds logical, right In that situation, go with what your veteran, All-Star reliever feels comfortable with. Put him in the most comfortable situation. At the same time, it’s worth questioning whether he should have overruled Robertson. Yes, the track record says Robertson vs. Smoak was the better matchup, but Donaldson appeared to be playing at something less than 100 percent, and Smoak had hit a long homer in his previous at-bat off another righty. Sometimes you go with the book, other times you go with the gut. The book won, and it looked like it wasn’t even close.

It was his decision to pitch to Smoak. He didn’t get the job done. He came close, but not close enough. Also didn’t help that he put on two runners before deciding to walk Donaldson. Russell Martin hit a single to start the inning and, one out later, Aledmys Diaz doubled to right field. Devon Travis grounded out for out No. 2.

Palmieri will play after leaving Saturday’s 4-3 win over the New York Islanders after taking a high stick under the right eye during the third period. Forward Marcus Johansson was activated off injured reserve on Sunday and traveled to Montreal, but he will not play.patriots_149-223x223

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Danny Shelton quickly embraces the Patriot Way

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One of the most important aspects of ing for the Patriots is sounding like a Patriot. New defensive tackle Danny Shelton already has that down cold.

I think the biggest thing I’ve learned is part of the formula to winning is doing your job, Shelton told reporters during a Monday conference call introducing him as a member of the team. I see that everywhere at the facility with everyone just staying focused and having that same goal leading toward success. That’s what I want to be a part of.

When the Patriots make bargain-basement deals for failed first-round picks, however, there’s no guarantee that things will work out. But here’s one guarantee: Belichick won’t hesitate to admit failure and move on.

So it’s on Shelton to show that he can get it done. At least for now he can speak the part.

The top five of the upcoming quarterback draft class — Sam Darnold, Josh Allen, Josh Rosen, Baker Mayfield, Lamar Jackson — have gotten all the attention, but there is talent to be had in the later rounds.

If you’re looking for a second- or third-round quarterback that’s intriguing to me, that would be Kyle Lauletta from Richmond, ESPN NFL draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. said. He would be the most intriguing second- or third-round type of guy. Followed probably by Mike White from Western Kentucky.

And a guy in the fifth, sixth, seventh round that could be interesting, if you can put him on the shelf for a couple of years, Chase Litton from Marshall. Had he gone back to Marshall and had a big year, he probably would have been a second-round pick. Now you may be able to get a guy like Litton in the fifth or sixth round.jets_055

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Here’s my story breaking down the winners and losers from this swap.

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Washington’s stunning trade for a new quarterback should reverberate around the league; a half-dozen teams that weren’t involved with the deal suddenly saw their offseason plans change or come into focus.

The deal (and Smith’s subsequent extension) obviously suggest Washington will be moving on from incumbent quarterback Kirk Cousins, who will hit unrestricted free agency.

“It was then I knew that I could compete on this level,” Acuna said. “I got the taste and now I’m even more hungry. I’m here to prove myself worthy.”

He followed his 2017 spring training showing with a line of.325/.374/.522, along with 21 home runs and 44 steals over 139 games across three minor league levels. Then, before he went home to Venezuela for the winter, Acuna lit up the Arizona Fall League. In 23 games, he hit seven home runs and slashed 325/.414/.639.

“I’ve been telling people about this kid for a while now,” Jones said. “He’s got every tool and then some. Ronald is a rare talent. We are lucky to have him in the organization.”

Minnesota Vikings | Age heading into 2018 season: 30 News: Cousins plans to sign with Vikings Cronin: Cousins’ expected signing raises Super Bowl hopes Insiders: Does Cousins make Vikings the new NFC favorite? After two years under the franchise tag with combined earnings of nearly $44 million, Cousins will experience a rarity for upper-level quarterbacks: a true bidding war for his services.

Even the most casual of baseball fans have been exposed to WAR, despite it being a fairly new invention FanGraphs did not publish the first WAR leaderboards until 2008 but despite its popularity as a metric, its calculation is nowhere near as intuitive as something like batting average or ERA. So if you’ve ever wondered how WAR is calculated, what it means, and how to use it, here’s the article for you.

When the 2016 Mets lost first baseman Lucas Duda to injury, they desperately needed a player to step in and take Duda’s slot. All the big-name free agents had already signed, so the Mets traded for James Loney. At that point, Loney spent the first half of the season at Triple A El Paso.

Outfielder Eloy Jimenez, commonly considered the top prospect in Chicago’s system and one of the best in all of baseball, spent just a few weeks at Double-A at the close of the 2017 season where he hit.353 in 18 games but his sights are set on making his major league debut this year.ravens_144

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Raiders sign Jordy Nelson to reported 2-year, $15M deal

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The Oakland Raiders announced the signing of free-agent wide receiver Jordy Nelson on Thursday. Financial details weren’t disclosed, but Nelson inked a two-year contract worth $15 million with $13 million guaranteed, NFL Network analyst James Jones (also his former teammate) reports. Nelson will likely start alongside Amari Cooper following the reported release of Michael Crabtree. The 32-year-old’s streak of 1,000-yard seasons was stopped at three in 2017, as he struggled without his longtime quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

So, we know the Giants blew away the Patriots financially, because Boston has some of the best hospitals in the world and that’s where Hudson has been receiving his treatment. Houston and Cleveland were also in Solder’s final four. Houston has MD Anderson and Cleveland has the Cleveland Clinic. Solder could not have chosen four better cities known for their cancer centers.

The Giants surely were able to ease any concern Solder had about his son’s future treatment with information about Sloan Kettering in Manhattan and the Children’s Cancer Institute at Hackensack Hospital where the Giants have participated in fundraising efforts.

That’s just what hit me the hardest, when you walk into a hospital or see a sick child, I hated to see that, he said.

Ebron was released by the Detroit Lions after four seasons, having failed to live up to his lofty draft status. However, the athletic tight end is just 24 years old and has three 500-yard seasons on his resume, including a 61-catch, 711-yard campaign in 2015 in just 13 games. All three interested teams already have locked-in starters at tight end but are likely doing their due diligence on one of the more intriguing offensive names left on the market.

I hated to see a child not having just a great childhood. I thought of my childhood and it was easy. It was all fun and games and school and friends and family, there were no struggles, and they shouldn’t be struggling, stuck in a hospital for certain periods of time, where they have cancer and have to go through chemotherapy. I just hated it for the kids.

Nate was giving Hudson a bath when he felt a lump on the left side of his belly. He and his wife Lexi didn’t know what it was and were praying it would just go away. A few days later, it was still there. That began the journey that led to Hudson being diagnosed with kidney cancer. Hudson was treated with chemotherapy and the sight of a tube sticking out of his chest and needles stuck in him was overwhelming.ravens_071

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Bold Bears set up for success by following Eagles’ Super Bowl blueprint

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Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery – or so they say. If that’s truly the case, the Eagles should be blushing over how much the Bears clearly respect the way Philadelphia transformed its once talent-poor roster into a Super Bowl winner in just a few years. Chicago started down the same path as the Eagles last offseason, and has continued to follow the blueprint this time around.

Just like the Eagles and Carson Wentz, the Bears’ plan is centered around a young quarterback in Mitch Trubisky, and started with the dramatic trade up last year to snag him with the No. 2 overall pick.

The Rams gave up more to get Peters. They surrendered a 2018 4th-round pick and 2019 2nd-round pick for Peters. Talent-wise, he’s worth it, but Peters had issues with the Chiefs, which led them to part ways with him. The big question is whether the Rams can keep him in line to ensure they get a good return from him on the field. The Rams also retained cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman, signed Sam Shields, and tagged safety Lamarcus Joyner.

Tyler Eifert wasn’t sure what free agency would be like.

The 27-year-old tight end is healthy, for March, but after back surgeries ended 2016 and 2017 prematurely and with additional surgeries to his knee and ankle the last two years, he knew teams might view him with a wary eye.

As other tight ends moved around the league on multi-year deals, Eifert watched. He saw the years and numbers flying around, but things heated up for him Thursday.

“But at the end of the day I knew where I wanted to be, which was with the Bengals,” he said. “From the beginning, I told everyone that it would take something pretty special for me to leave. It would have to be an obvious decision.”

He did have a decision to make, though. Multiple league sources told The Enquirer Eifert had to decide between the Bengals and the Los Angeles Rams.

But Eifert wanted to remain in Cincinnati. canucks_004

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