Description: After going 2-for-5 with three RBI Thursday against the Blue Jays, O\'s center fielder Adam Jones is hitting .291 this season, but he has just one home run.
Insight: Jones increased his home run total in each of the last three seasons and had a career-high 33 last year. There\'s nothing wrong with his fly-ball rate; it\'s actually higher than last season at 36.9 percent, but his HR/FB is only 4.2 percent.
Description: A brain injury has forced former Jaguars linebacker Russell Allen to retire from pro football. SOURCE: Sports Illustrated
Insight: An on-field stroke against Buffalo in Week 15 left Allen with a dead spot on his brain. The injury was originally believed to be a concussion but was actually much more serious. Allen\'s best season came in 2012 when he recorded a career-high 131 tackles in 16 games for Jacksonville. The San Diego State alum turns 28 next month.
Description: Clippers shooting guard Jamal Crawford (calf) will play in Game 3 of the Western Conference quarterfinals against the Warriors on Thursday, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Insight: Crawford\'s left calf is bothering him again and he\'s been getting treatment. The injury caused him to miss 13 of the final 22 games of the regular season. He has averaged 9.0 ppg on 6-of-19 (.316) shooting in the first two games of the series against Golden State.