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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. Nike Air Force 1 Schweiz Outlet . -- Tom Brady has recruited Wes Welker as a throwing partner this weekend. The former Patriots receiver explained how it unfolded during a radio co-hosting appearance Friday on 560 WQAM in Miami.It was funny. I hit him up [because] Im actually heading up to the game [Saturday], and I hit him up to do dinner Saturday night, Welker said. [Brady] was like Im going to be flying in from Ann Arbor later, but hey, how about that morning we go throw? And Im just sitting there, like, I was just thinking about dinner, but yeah, sure. Ill get over there early and we can throw a little bit. Thats the only thing we really have planned.Brady is serving a four-game suspension to open the season as part of the NFLs Deflategate penalties against the Patriots. The star quarterback is being honored Saturday at his alma mater, Michigan.As part of his suspension, Brady is prohibited from engaging in any football-related activities or discussions with current teammates at or away from the Patriots facilities, which even includes working out or playing catch.Welker, 35, was one of Bradys top targets during his six-year stint with the Patriots from 2007 to 2012, when he had 672 receptions and made the Pro Bowl five times.It was just funny, said Welker, who currently is a free agent. Im sitting there trying to have dinner and Hey, get your ass up here and lets go throw! Im like Geez, man, hes going to be running like two-minute drills in his backyard or something.Welker appeared in eight games last season with the Rams and had 13 catches. Brady is eligible to return from his suspension after the Patriots Week 4 game against the Bills on Oct. 2.Saturday will be Bradys first game back in Ann Arbor since graduating in 1999. ?He spoke to the team Friday night and is expected to be a part of the coin toss alongside other Michigan captains on Saturday.When visiting the Wolverines during the preseason three years ago, Brady said being voted team captain in his final two seasons was the single greatest achievement Ive ever had as a football player.?ESPNs Michele Steele contributed to this report. Nike Air Force 1 Schweiz Sale . -- Most satisfying to Russ Smith about No. Air Force 1 Schweiz . Aaron Harrison scored a 22 points for Kentucky (6-1), which has won four in a row following a Nov. 12 loss to current No. 1 Michigan State. Julius Randle overcame a scoreless first half and added his sixth double-double in as many games with 14 points and 10 rebounds. http://www.nikeairfoce1schweiz.ch/ .S. Open champion Justin Rose birdied the first hole with a blind shot he hit to a foot of the pin, and he stayed in front Tuesday until he completed a 4-under 67 for a two-shot lead over Jason Dufner in PGA Grand Slam of Golf. With the fall season of the Halo Championship Series Pro League right around the corner, a new organization has entered the fray. It was announced on Wednesday that Luminosity Gaming, established in 2015 but already well known in the esports industry, will take the dive into the competitive Halo scene.The roster will include Brett Naded Leonard along with Sal eL TowN Monahan, Kevin Eco Smith and Dan Danoxide Terzilli. Naded, a Halo veteran, took the summer season off after qualifying for the Pro League with OpTic Gaming; this announcement marks his return. He joins eL TowN, formerly of third-place finisher Team EnVyUs, and Eco and Danoxide, who both managed to avoid relegation while playing for Team Liquid at the end of last season but were replaced in the organizations rosteer overhaul. Nike Schuhe Schweiz Outlet. eL TowN said, [Im] excited to have Luminosity enter the Halo scene, and bring in its loyal fans. Having Luminosity will help grow Halo esports as a whole from its huge fan base as well as plenty of content for everyone. The organization is amazing; weve been practicing every day and our improvement has been insane.Luminosity Gaming has emerged as a powerful organization within North American esports, with teams in both flagship and up-and-coming esports titles such as Counter Strike: Global Offensive and Overwatch.The fall season of the North American HCS: Pro League kicks off on Sept. 14 and features a $225,000 prize pool. ' ' ' 
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RIO DE JANEIRO -- Fabian Cancellara couldnt imagine competing at the highest level of cycling another eight years, which is how long it would take him to match American rider Kristin Armstrongs longevity. Wholesale Air Max 95 Canada Online .No, definitely not, the Swiss rider said. I mean, 35 or 44 or whatever age you have, its everyones own choice how long you want to continue.The answer for both of them is no more.The 35-year-old Cancellara confirmed he is sticking with his plan to retire this season after winning the gold medal in the Olympic time trial. And Armstrong also said she was content with her place in the sport after grabbing her third-consecutive time trial gold on Wednesday, the eve of her 43rd birthday.Any athlete would like to keep coming back, but there does come a point where you wont be able to perform at that level any longer, she said. Ive probably pushed it to the maximum level.Ask any athlete how he or she wants to go out and chances are youll hear: On top. Still, far too many cling to the spotlight too long, their skills diminished and ability eroded by the constant churning of time.Yet the Olympics are one place where athletes historically step away at their peak. For one thing, its the worlds biggest sporting stage. More practically, many athletes cant imagine going through four more years of the training, injuries, travel and competition that come with working toward the quadrennial extravaganza.American swimmer Mark Spitz retired at 22 after capturing a then-record seven gold medals at the 1972 Munich Olympics. Eight years later, Mike Eruzione led the United States hockey team to its Miracle on Ice gold-medal upset over the Soviet Union at Lake Placid, then decided to retire when he realized he could never match what he accomplished that winter.A combination of factors pushed Cancellara and Armstrong to retire.Sure, Cancellaras age was a consideration, but the Swiss cyclist also had other priorities. The amount of time he has dedicated to training over 16 years as a professional is mind-numbing, the commitment to eating right and recovering properly draining.He has a wife and two daughters, and wants to see all of them more.Two gold medals, the silver medal, and especially this gold medal in the last days and weeks of my life as a sports athlete makes me very proud, he said, and closing my history as an athlete like this, yeah, its more than anything I thought possible.Armstrong said age came into play, too, noting it took two full days of cold baths, massage and recovery following Sundays road race to be ready for the time trial. It didnt always used to be that hard.But she also has a life at home in Boise, Idaho, that beckons her. Five-year-old son Lucas was at the finish line along the Brazilian coast to greet his mom on Wednesday, and Armstrong enjoys doting on him too much to spend so much time away. Shes also the director of community health at a hospital, and wants to spend more time doing the kind of outreach that truly drives her these days.Ill go back home and everyone will be super excited, my super fans, Armstrong said, and Ill go on with my legacy -- being to help improve the health of people in Idaho.Both riders acknowledged they will never be able to fully divorce themselves from the sport, and their accomplishments make that virtually impossible. Cancellara is recognized not just in Switzerland but across Europe. He is one of the most popular riders of his generation, the powerhouse known as Spartacus.And every time Armstrong goes to an Albertsons grocery store back in Boise, an in-and-out trip to grab milk and eggs turns into an hourlong odyssey. People want to stop and chitchat, and Armstrong has a hard time saying no -- especially to the kids.My husband will be like, `Where did you really go? Armstrong said. I spend time with people in my community, and thats what Im grateful for. One of the things I cant wait for is my next school visit and to talk to kids and show them my gold medal. I cant wait. Wholesale Air Max Canada . Robredo, ranked No. 16, bounced back from an upset loss to Leonardo Mayer in the second round of the Royal Guard Open in Chile last week to down Carreno Busta in 1 hour, 25 minutes. On a day filled mostly with qualifying matches, fifth-seeded Marcel Granollers of Spain also entered the second with a 7-5, 3-6, 6-2 win over Aljaz Bedene of Slovenia, while Guido Pella of Argentina defeated Guillermo Garcia-Lopez of Spain 7-6 (6), 6-4 to advance. Air Max 95 Canada Outlet . Pierce was ejected in the third quarter of Indianas 103-86 win Monday. George Hill stole a bad pass and was going in for a layup, and Pierce hustled back and appeared to be trying to wrap him up. http://www.clearanceairmax95canada.com/ . The 29-year-old from Port Colborne, Ont., has nothing but good things to say about former U.S. marine Liz (Girlrilla) Carmouche ahead of their co-main event Wednesday on the UFCs "Fight for the Troops" televised card in Fort Campbell, Ky.Graeme Souness fears Manchester City will fall out of the title race after it was confirmed manager Manuel Pellegrini is leaving this summer. Pellegrini announced last Monday that he would depart at the end of the season, with Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola named as his replacement - and then on Saturday City lost a vital top-of-the-table clash to Leicester.Pellegrinis side have dropped to fourth place - six points off the leaders - following the weekend fixtures and Souness says the managerial situation will have an impact on results. He told Sky Sports: Announcing that the manager is going at the start of February isnt a good thing. It cant be a good thing.It wouldnt surprise me if City fall away now. The speculation was there and has been there for years - poor Pellegrini has lived with it for a couple of years. The Times Oliver Kay thinks Manchester Citys announcement was right There will be elements in that dressing room that cant be happy because theyre not playing all the time, so for him to go... theyll be rejoicing in that, quietly.That will have an influence. Its not a healthy situuation and its just not something we are used to in this country. Cheap Nike Shoes Canada. Manchester City were comfortably beaten 3-1 by Leicester on Saturday with Pellegrini insisting he was unhappy with the performance.  Manuel Pellegrini will leave City in the summer And Souness says thats an indication of a lack of passion among the players.He added: They were playing against a team that were their biggest rivals. If they defeat them on Saturday they were [level on points with them].It wasnt any team they were playing, it was Leicester and if they are going to win it they know they have to do the business on that day. They went in there without any passion or any fight. I think thats disturbing. Graeme Souness They went in there without any passion or any fight. I think thats disturbing. On no level can the management situation have helped on any level on Saturday.However, City are still involved in four competitions this season and fellow Sky Sports pundit Thierry Henry says they can look at the example of Bayern Munich, who won the German League, the German Cup and the Champions League in 2013, despite knowing Jupp Heynckes was leaving.Henry said: We knew he was going to retire and Pep was going to take the job - and they went on to win the treble. Different circumstances because they were already on [a good] run, but I think you have a job to do whoever is going to come or not come next year.You need to perform and the way they played against Leicester wasnt the type of performance you want to see. Also See: Pellegrini: No excuses Man City 1-3 Leicester ' ' ' 
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NEW YORK -- A. Clearance Nike Air Force 1 Ireland .J. Ellis didnt wait long to endear himself to the Philadelphia Phillies. All he needed was three at-bats.Ellis got a big hit in his Philadelphia debut, breaking a seventh-inning tie with a two-run double Sunday that sent the Phillies to a 5-1 victory over the New York Mets.Philadelphia salvaged the series finale after getting outscored 21-5 in the first two games.Regardless of whats happened the last four days, it feels good to drive in runs, Ellis said. It feels good to help put your team ahead and contribute to a team win.Ellis was acquired Thursday from the Los Angeles Dodgers in a trade for longtime Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz. The veteran backstop, the longest-tenured Dodgers player in the organization at the time of the deal, arrived Saturday and started getting to know his new teammates and pitching staff.We heard about his disappointment in L.A., but the minute he got here and I talked to him, he put it behind him, he was fine, Phillies manager Pete Mackanin said. It was great to see him get that big hit, for himself and for the team. Im sure he feels more comfortable now.Ellis didnt just help at the plate. He guided young starter Vince Velasquez and four relievers as they quieted a streaking Mets lineup that was minus ailing sluggers Yoenis Cespedes (quad) and Neil Walker (back).It was a lot more fun catching those guys than hitting against them, Ellis joked.New York also lost shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera in the first inning. He exited with soreness in his left knee, a problem area that sidelined him twice earlier this year.Mets manager Terry Collins indicated that his three injured players might require daily checkups for the remainder of the season.Well have to continue to monitor how they feel each day, he said. But with the way all of a sudden weve played here in the last four or five days, it took a little air out of the balloon.The score was 1-all in the seventh when Philadelphia loaded the bases with nobody out on singles by Tommy Joseph, Aaron Altherr and Jimmy Paredes off Robert Gsellman (1-1), who was very effective to that point in his first major league start.Hansel Robles came on in relief and Ellis drove the right-handers fourth pitch over Curtis Grandersons head in left field, scoring Joseph and Altherr with his first hit for his new team.Ellis struck out and grounded out in his first two at-bats.Pinch-hitter Peter Bourjos was hit by a pitch from Robles with the bases loaded, forcing in another run.Cesar Hernandez added a sacrifice fly to make it 5-1.David Hernandez (3-3) pitched a scoreless inning for the win.Philadelphia squandered two chances to score early in the game, when Freddy Galvis was thrown out at home on a failed squeeze attempt and Altherr was cut down at the plate on Paredes fourth-inning RBI double.Velasquez allowed five hits in five innings while striking out seven. The 24-year-old right-hander had struggled of late, allowing 19 runs and 25 hits over his previous 16 1/3 innings. But he improved on his success against the Mets, lowering his ERA versus New York to 1.76 (three earned runs in 15 1/3 innings).Talking to A.J. when he got here, and just today before the outing, he was like, `Just trust your stuff, Velasquez said.Philadelphia had lost the previous seven games Velasquez started, dating to July 19.At (24) years old, hes got a lot to learn, but hes got the stuff to be really good, Mackanin said.The Mets entered having scored 31 runs over their last three games, including three homers by Cabrera during that span.TRAINERS ROOMPhillies: Bourjos was hit by a 97 mph fastball on the left wrist. After crouching down in pain behind home plate, he went to first base.Mets: LHP Steven Matz (shoulder) threw a bullpen and is expected to throw another one before coming off the disabled list to start Thursday against Miami rather than Wednesday, Collins said.UP NEXTPhillies: RHP Jake Thompson (1-3, 9.78 ERA) opens a three-game series against NL East-leading Washington, his fifth major league start. Hes failed to reach the sixth inning in any of his previous four. Tanner Roark (13-7, 2.99 ERA) pitches for the Nationals.Mets: RHP Rafael Montero (0-0, 11.57 ERA) has the difficult task of facing All-Star RHP Jose Fernandez (13-7, 2.91) in his first big league start of the season as the Mets begin an important four-game series with Miami at Citi Field. Montero will be recalled from Double-A Binghamton on Monday and last pitched in the majors on April 19. He struggled at Triple-A Las Vegas, but had a 1.70 ERA in eight starts at Binghamton. Nike Air Force 1 Ireland From China . Here are his mid-season NBA awards.  MVP: (KEVIN DURANT-Thunder) - Has been sensational this season and more importantly, the most consistent player in the league. Considering that his team has been without star guard Russell Westbrook and with the free agent departure of sharpshooter Kevin Martin, hes had to carry the majority of the load to not only keep his team afloat but more importantly, at an elite level. Nike Air Force 1 Ireland Sale . - Oakland Raiders running back Rashad Jennings was speaking to a group of local high school students earlier this week when the conversation turned to the importance of being prepared when opportunities in life arise. http://www.wholesalenikeairforce1ireland.com/ . Uniteds eighth defeat of a wretched campaign means Liverpool, which currently occupies the fourth and final Champions League place, could go nine points clear of its fierce rival by beating West Bromwich Albion on Sunday. Charlie Adam scored both of Stokes goals at Britannia Stadium either side of Robin van Persies equalizer, with a miserable day for seventh-place United capped by first-half injuries to centre halves Jonny Evans and Phil Jones that forced them off. NEW ORLEANS -- Sean Payton had a surprise in store for a Seattle defense that thrives on harassing quarterbacks and physically intimidating receivers.The Saints coach dialed back New Orleans prolific passing game and challenged his running backs and offensive line to deliver as much punishment to Seahawks defenders as they could.Drew Brees wound up well short of his typical passing numbers in the Superdome -- 265 yards and one touchdown -- but the Saints (3-4) pulled out a 25-20 victory they sorely needed to improve their prospects for climbing back into the NFC playoff picture.It doesnt really have to be aesthetically pleasing to be effective, Payton asserted. The key is winning.The victory wasnt assured until the New Orleans much-maligned defense, which entered the game ranked 29th in the NFL, came up with a stop on the Seahawks final drive, which started on the Seattle 32 with 1:50 left. Russell Wilson took the Seahawks (4-2-1) to the New Orleans 10, where he had one final play. He lofted a pass toward the corner of the end zone, where Jermaine Kearse caught the ball, but landed out of bounds.It was close. I tried to give him a shot, Wilson said of his last throw to Kearse, adding that cornerback B.W. Webb did a good job of trying to drive him out of bounds. I think he got one (foot) in and was trying to get the second one down. The last drive was a testament to our resilience.The Saints rushed 35 times and passed 35 times -- certainly not the M.O. for a team that entered the game with a second-ranked passing offense and 28th-ranked running game. But it was effective. New Orleans gained 123 yards on the ground with Tim Hightower gaining 102, making him the first Saint this season to rush for 100. New Orleans also kept possession for 36:12 to Seattles 23:48.We knew coming in here it was going to be a physical game, Hightower said. In that fourth quarter, I looked over on their sideline and saw a couple of those guys on their knees and I said, `This is exactly where we want them.Wilson finished with 253 yards passing and was intercepted once by linebacker Nathan Stupar, whose diving snag set up the Saints first TD on Brees 1-yard dive over a pile of players. Brees lone touchdown pass went to Brandin Cooks on a 2-yard slant , which gave the Saints the lead for good early in the fourth quarter.Wil Lutz kicked field goals of 22, 53, 21 and 41 yards for the Saints, the latter coming with under two minutes left to put Seaattle down by more than a field goal. Nike Air Force 1 Ireland Outlet. MINI SLUMP: Seattle has gone two straight games without a win, having tied Arizona last week, but the Seahawks hardly seem concerned.The great thing is we have all the players, we have the right system, we have the right guys, Wilson said. We are going to be able to do it. This is nothing that we havent faced before.MISLEADING STATS: While the Saints held numerous statistical advantages in several categories, big plays on both sides of the ball helped Seattle lead 14-13 at halftime and keep it close throughout.Seattle defensive end Cliff Avril forced Mark Ingrams fumble in the first quarter. It popped straight to safety Earl Thomas, who sprinted into the open field for a 34-yard touchdown.A trick play set up Seattles second score. Wilson threw a backward screen to his left to receiver Tanner McEvoy, who then threw deep back across the field for a 43-yard completion to running back C.J. Prosise to the Saints 2. That set up Christine Michaels TD run, making it 14-3.Seattles defense also forced a field goal in the third quarter after the Saints had a first-and-goal on the 1 and thwarted a Saints 2-point conversion attempt after Cooks TD.BENCHED: Ingram was benched after his fumble on this third carry of the game. It was his second fumble in two weeks while trying to fight for extra yards after contact. A week earlier, Ingrams fumble inside the Kansas City 10 contributed to a six-point loss.Sometimes those things happen and I know hes going to bounce back, Brees said of Ingram. Ive got so much trust, great confidence in him as does this whole offense, so I wouldnt look into that any further.GRAHAMS RETURN: Jimmy Graham was silent about his return to the place where his NFL career started, avoiding media all week. He had a relatively quiet game as well, finishing with three catches for 34 yards. Graham did speak to media after the game, walking from the locker room to the stadium exit wearing headphones and ignoring several reporters questions.BREES AT HOME: Brees now has a TD pass in 58 consecutive home games, extending his NFL-record streak.UP NEXT: Seattle hosts Buffalo in the Week 9 Monday night game, while the Saints travel to meet San Francisco next Sunday.---AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and AP NFL Twitter feed: http://twitter.com/AP-NFL ' ' ' 
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SALT LAKE CITY -- The Utah Jazz have signed draft picks Trey Burke and Rudy Gobert. Wholesale China Stitched Jerseys . Burke was the ninth overall pick in the draft, acquired by the Jazz in a trade that sent Utahs 14th and 21st overall picks to the Minnesota Timberwolves. The 6-foot-1 point guard played two seasons at Michigan, averaging 18.6 points, 3.2 rebounds and 1.6 steals. He had 255 assists to set the schools single-season record. Gobert, a 7-foot-1 centre from France, was the 27th overall pick in the draft, acquired in a trade with Denver that sent the 46th overall pick and cash considerations to the Nuggets. He averaged 8.3 points, 5.2 rebounds and 1.8 blocks for Cholet Basket of the French League last season. Terms of both contracts were not released on Saturday. Wholesale Jerseys . Having already announced that the race will start May 9 with three stages in Northern Ireland and Ireland and finish in Trieste on June 1, the rest of the route was unveiled Monday. NFL Jerseys Sale . Meanwhile, there were huge victories for Sunderland and West Ham over fellow relegation rivals, leaving the battle to avoid the drop up for grabs with the bottom 11 teams separated by just six points. Eden Hazard and Fernando Torres scored second-half goals to seal a fourth straight victory for Chelsea, which climbed above Arsenal and Manchester City in the standings ahead of their games on Monday and Sunday respectively. http://www.jerseyswholesalesale.com/ . Hargreaves began his career in 2008 with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and has played with the Edmonton Eskimos and last season with the Saskatchewan Roughriders. The Golden State Warriors tip off their season Tuesday against the San Antonio Spurs at Oracle Arena in Oakland (10:30 p.m. ET). Here are a few interesting nuggets heading into the matchup:Kevin Durant will make his Warriors?debut;?Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green all lost in their regular-season home debuts with the Warriors.Durant has scored at least 20 points in 64 consecutive regular-season games (longest streak since Michael Jordans 69 straight games in 1990-91).Curry scored 40 points and made five 3-pointers in the?season opener last year?against the Pelicans.Curry and Durant are the last two NBA players withh 40-point games in season openers (Curry last year, Durant in 2013). Cheap Jerseys NFL China. The only player over the past 50 years with multiple 40-point games in season openers is Michael Jordan, who did it three times.Green tallied 13 triple-doubles last season; the last player with a triple-double in a season opener was Jason Kidd to begin the 2006-07 season.The Warriors have won four straight season openers, one shy of tying the longest such streak in franchise history (they won five straight from 1950-54). ' ' ' 
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(STATS) -- Penn safety Sam Philippi was named the Ivy Leagues defensive player of the week on Monday, and that wasnt the best news he received this week. Clearance Air Max Plus UK Online .Woffords Dave Howerton is this weeks special teams player of the week in the Southern Conference, yet hes content with missing at least the next two weeks of the season.Each player hopes to help a person whos in need of a bone marrow transplant. Through the Be The Match bone marrow donor registry drive, they are donating bone marrow for the life-saving treatment for people with leukemia, lymphoma and many other types of diseases and blood disorders.Philippi, a sophomore from Coto de Caza, California, was honored by the Ivy League for a key interception in last Saturdays win at Brown, and then he learned this week hes been found to be a match after participating in Penns bone marrow registry in March. He will donate bone marrow to a 30-year-old leukemia patient in early December once the Quakers season ends.God gave me this opportunity to help a person that I dont even know, Philippi told the Philadelphia Daily News. But its not just affecting him. Its affecting his family and the people around him. I cant let them down. Its a blessing. Its not something Im worried about (doing). Whatever I might have to go through, its nothing compared to what theyre dealing with. Its a chance Im willing to take.Howerton, a senior from Asheville, North Carolina, registered during a drive at Wofford in the spring. Doctors discovered he was a match, and he anonymously donated bone marrow on Monday -- the same day he was honored by the Southern Conference for blocking a punt and recovering it in the end zone for a touchdown in last Saturdays win over Mercer.It was a long process, but I knew that I was doing the right thing, Howerton said. (Missing games) was an easy decision to make when you consider how much you can help another person. I am sacrificing a little bit to help a person who is going through a fight for their life. I appreciate my teammates, coaches and family for their support during this process.The Be The Match registry includes the Get in the Game initiative that was started by Villanova coach Andy Talley, whose foundation has since partnered with over 50 other schools to register more than 61,000 potential donors. Its led to over 260 transplants since 2008. Cheap Nike Shoes UK . What general manager Dave Nonis called "short and productive" negotiations ended with Kessel signing a US$64-million, eight-year contract on Tuesday. Air Max Plus UK For Sale . Mickelson barely made the cut but had the best round of the day with nine birdies and an eagle coupled with two bogeys to sit two shots behind leader Craig Lee of Scotland. Lee shot a 69 for a 12-under 204 total. "I just love the fact I am in contention and have an opportunity in my first tournament of the year here in Abu Dhabi," Mickelson said. http://www.airmaxpluscheapuk.com/ . Robinson finished with 17 points, all but two in the second half, and Lawson had 14 after halftime and finished with a game-high 11 assists as the Nuggets handed Dallas its first home loss in eight games this season. J.J. Hickson led Denver with 22, and Kenneth Faried added 10 points and 10 rebounds. Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III will turn to his eight automatic qualifiers for advice on his wild cards as the United States seek to avoid an unprecedented fourth straight defeat at Hazeltine.Patrick Reeds victory in the first FedEx Cup playoff event on Sunday secured his place on the team alongside Dustin Johnson, Phil Mickelson, Jordan Spieth, Jimmy Walker, Brooks Koepka, Brandt Snedeker and Zach Johnson.And those players will now have a major say in who joins them on the plane to Minnesota, mirroring the approach taken by the last victorious US Ryder Cup captain Paul Azinger in 2008.Its time for these eight to take ownership of this team and help us pick four more, said 2012 skipper Love, who will name three wild cards on Sep. 12 and his final one after the Tour Championship in Atlanta, just five days before the 41st Ryder Cup starts.Weve talked a lot to the guys that played for Paul and in fact I was helping my son clean out his truck the other day and I found Paul Azingers book in his truck.Paul has been a great help. He was successful. Theres guys that played for him like Phil Mickelson that know what went on. In 2012 I went down the list with everybody that made it on points and said, What do you think? Who do you like? Who do you think you would pair well with?Golf is different than other sports. [The] mental side of it is huge. If they go in there believing in what we are telling them, that they have the best team, and that they are ready to go, then thhey are going to play well. Wholesale Air Max UK. We dont want to start off with any question marks.Its their team. If Patrick Reed says I want you to pick this guy and we wont lose a match, were going to take that into account.Love, whose side led 10-4 before losing to a brilliant European fightback at Medinah in 2012, believes two or three of his wild cards are going to be easy, with the likes of Bubba Watson, Jim Furyk and Rickie Fowler firmly in contention, despite Fowler failing to convert a 54-hole lead for the fourth time on Sunday.But he admits the timing of the process will lead to an awkward period between those first selections and the final one, a change brought about after Billy Horschel won the final two playoff events and overall FedEx Cup title in 2014 -- but only after the team had been selected.The last guy is going to be hanging out there until the end and if you have it down to three guys going into the Tour Championship, what do you say to these players? Love added.Handling that last one is new territory for us. Its going to be an interesting week for sure. A lot of pressure on two guys, three guys, going into the Tour Championship. Not only are they playing for the FedEx Cup and for a lot of money, trying to win the last tournament of the year, but they have got this Ryder Cup thing hanging over them. So its going to be fun. ' ' ' 
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LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Dodgers could be a day away from deciding if Hyun-Jin Ryu will follow Brandon McCarthys lead and rejoin the major league rotation. New Balance Shoes NZ For Sale .Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman said Sunday that a decision is forthcoming on the status of Ryu, who has been out since last year after undergoing shoulder surgery.Ryu, who has endured multiple minor setbacks on his road to recovery, most recently pitched a rehab start Friday for Single-A Rancho Cucamonga. He threw 84 pitches.I think any time you go through a rehab process, that last step, getting back to a major league level, you cant simulate in any way, Friedman said. He attacked the rehab process in a way that showed how much he wanted to get back, and I think each start has gotten progressively better, which is what you expect to see.McCarthy made his 2016 Dodgers debut Sunday after undergoing Tommy John surgery last year. He made his most recent rehab start last week and threw 72 pitches.The Dodgers were originally hopeful that Ryu could be back by May, but he went through a groin strain during spring training and then felt some shoulder discomfort after starting his minor league rehab assignment.Rookie Julio Urias is expected to start for the Dodgers on Monday. It could be the left-handers last major league start before he returns to the minor leagues. Ryu could end up taking Urias spot on the active roster.With the time off, it just takes a little bit of time assessing if we think he needs one more rehab start or whether or not this is the last step of the journey, Friedman said of Ryu. New Balance Shoes NZ . Pierce was ejected in the third quarter of Indianas 103-86 win Monday. George Hill stole a bad pass and was going in for a layup, and Pierce hustled back and appeared to be trying to wrap him up. Wholesale New Balance Shoes NZ . NBA officials ruled the court unplayable in the Bucks final exhibition game on Oct. 25 because players were slipping, and the game was cancelled midway through the first period. http://www.clearancenewbalancenz.com/ . -- If Henry Burris has his way, he will be the starting quarterback to lead the Hamilton Tiger-Cats back to the Grey Cup next year. The hunt for hockey history is on. With assistance from our friends in Toronto, we have started our own search for items on the Hockey Hall of Fames most wanted list.We want this to be interactive, so if you know where any of these artifacts are located, or if youve heard rumors of their whereabouts while standing around the skate sharpener, be sure to reach out to me on Twitter @ESPNJoeyMac.The first few items were investigating are a rare sweater, a record-breaking stick, a historic game-winning puck and an iconic goalie mask.Our main objective is that [artifacts], once we know about them or find them, are preserved and kept for heritage sake, said Izak Westgate, manager of outreach exhibits and assistant curator at the Hall of Fame in Toronto. Would it be great to have them in the Hall of Fame, where they can be displayed and shown to everyone? Absolutely. But as long as we know theyre out there and someone is keeping it and making sure itll be in good condition long-term, then really thats the most important thing, whether its another museum or in someones special collection who really cares about it. Because you would hate to see -- especially the extremely rare items -- go missing because once theyre gone, theyre gone forever.Let the scavenger hunt begin.WANTED:The first sweater worn by Boston Bruins pioneer Willie OReeORee, now 81, became the first black player in the NHL when he made his debut with the Bruins on Jan. 18, 1958. He played only two games that season and another 43 during the 1960-61 season, wearing No. 22.After the 1961 season, coach Milt Schmidt told ORee to return home, enjoy the summer and prepare for the next season with the Bruins. Six weeks later, he was traded to the Montreal Canadiens. And he never played in the NNHL again. New Balance Shoes NZ Sale. If I knew back then I was going to be traded, I would have tried to take my sweater with me, he said. But I thought I was coming back and I never saw it again. I would love to have my Bruins jersey. I would have framed it.Dick Meissner wore No. 22 for the Bruins in 1961-62 and a series of players (mostly short-timers) wore it before Brad Parks arrival in 1975, including Irv Spencer, Bill Knibbs, Tom Webster, Bill Lesuk, Jim Lorentz, Ivan Boldirev, Chris Oddleifson and Doug Gibson. From 2008-14, it was worn by?Shawn Thornton.ORee has become an ambassador for the game and is highly regarded in the world of hockey.During the 2016 Stanley Cup finals, the San Jose Sharks Joel Ward, who is black and wears No. 42 in honor of baseball Hall of Famer Jackie Robinson, said the NHL should discuss the possibility of retiring ORees No. 22. It would be great if they did, Ward said. With the amount of respect Willie has around the league, it would definitely be something special if that did come up.WHY:Everything tells a story, but a sweater is generally colorful and everyone likes to see them, Westgate explained. Where sticks kind of all look the same, sweaters generally all have a unique identity to them, whether its the logo or the colors they wore or the style, the era, etc., and theyre always, along with goalie masks, the two most popular things we get requested or that we display.Any of those rare sweaters, obviously if one was found, we would want it to be in the Hall of Fame and be able to show it to everyone.STATUS:Unknown. I have no idea where my jersey is, ORee said. I often wondered.CASE: MISSING ' ' ' 
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. Cheap Sneakers Authentic . -- Florida States Dalvin Cook broke Warrick Dunns school single-season rushing record last November at home. One year later, the junior running back is in position to break another of Dunns marks.Cook needs 128 yards to surpass Dunns career mark of 3,959 yards from 1993-96. Last season Cook eclipsed Dunns single-season record in nine games en route to 1,691 yards.The record is here to be grabbed, Cook said. When you work hard and do things the right way you get rewarded.Going into Friday nights game against Boston College, Cook is second among running backs from Power 5 schools with 1,134 yards. He was held to 65 yards last week against North Carolina State, snapping a string of five straight 100-yard games.Cook and the20th-ranked Seminoles (5-3, 3-3 ACC, CFP No. 18) face a Boston College defense that is ranked eighth in the Football Bowl Subdivision in rushing defense, allowing only 106.6 yards per game. Cook rushed for only 54 yards in last years 14-0 victory over the Eagles and had 76 two years ago.A Florida State back has not posted a 100-yard game against the Eagles (4-5, 1-4) in their past 11 meetings. Clemsons Wayne Gallman is the only ACC running back to post a 100-yard game against Boston College this season.Their people on the defensive line play great and they play tremendous leverage, Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher said of Boston Colleges defense. They set edges on the defense and play inside their hands real well.With three games left in the regular season, Cook is also within range of becoming the fifth player in Atlantic Coast Conference history to rush for over 4,000 career yards. Boston College has lost six straight to Florida State but has played them tough the last two meetings. In their last trip to Doak Campbell Stadium two years ago the Eagles lost on field goal with three seconds remaining.---Some other things to watch as Florida State has its first Friday night home game since 1957:McFADDENS STREAK: Florida States Tarvarus McFadden looks to become the fifth player in school history to record an interception in five straight games. The last time it was accomplished was with Patrick Robinson in 2007. McFadden, a sophomore cornerback, leads the nation with seven picks, which is the most by a Seminoles player since Samari Rolle also had seven in 1997.SACK MASTERS: The game pairs two of the nations top defensive ends. DeMarcus Walker leads the nation in sacks with 10.5 and is the first Florida State player since Peter Boulware in 1996 to record double-digit sacks two straight seasons. Boston Colleges Harold Landry is tied for third with nine and is tied for the national lead in forced fumbles with five.TAKING ADVANTAGE OF TURNOVERS: FSU has forced a turnover in all nine games and is second in the ACC in turnover differential at plus-seven. The Seminoles have scored 65 points off opponent turnovers (nine touchdowns, one field goal).MAKING MOST OF OPPORTUNITY: Florida State wide receiver Nyqwan Murray has excelled since Jesus Bobo Wilson was lost for the year with a foot injury. Murray has 15 catches for 249 yards and a touchdown in the past two games. In the first seven games, the sophomore had five receptions for 46 yards.ANOTHER RANKED CHALLENGE: Boston College faces its third ranked team, which marks the first time since 2003 that has happened. The Eagles lost by an average of 45.5 points to No. 3 Clemson and fifth-ranked Louisville. Coach Steve Addazio said facing Louisville and FSU in back-to-back games is monumental. I think these are opportunities for you to develop and grow your team. Theyre challenging. But with challenges come opportunities, he said.---More AP college football at www.collegefootball.ap.org and https://twitter.com/AP-Top25 .---Follow Joe Reedy on Twitter at www.twitter.com/joereedy . Wholesale Sneakers Supplier .Y. -- Leading 3-0 with only 11:25 left, the Colorado Avalanche committed a seemingly meaningless penalty to give the New York Islanders a power play. China Sneakers For Sale . Its 1987 and a Brazilian playmaker, known as Mirandinha, is being paraded around St James Park to the passionate Newcastle fans. http://www.cheapsneakersfromchina.com/ . Tracey comes to the Blue Bombers after spending over a decade with Queens University. Most recently he was the schools assistant football coach.ISTANBUL, Turkey -- Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain faces at least three months on the sidelines, dealing a blow to the teams early-season hopes. The England international injured his left knee in Arsenals Premier League opener on Saturday which ended in a 3-1 loss to Aston Villa. Manager Arsene Wenger said Tuesday that Oxlade-Chamberlain has a posterior cruciate problem -- "a ligament which is stretched"-- but he is not expected to require surgery. Wenger said Oxlade-Chamberlain was facing at least six weeks out, but the player later said he faced a lay-off twice as long. "Gutted im injured so early in the season," Oxlade-Chamberlain wrote on Twitter. Cheap Sneakers Free Shipping. "But Im going to be working hard to hopefully be back playing in 3 months." Oxlade-Chamberlain seems likely to miss Englands key World Cup qualifiers in September and October, and a potential playoff in November. More immediately, he is out of Arsenals Champions League playoff against Fenerbache, which starts in Istanbul on Wednesday. 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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. Cheap Nike Zoom Australia From China . -- When DeMarcus Walker became the first Florida State player since 2012 to post double-digit sacks, many thought he would leave early for the NFL draft.Instead, Walker has returned for his senior season and anchors what could be a talented defense for the fourth-ranked Seminoles.The 6-foot-3, 280-pound defensive end is also trying to become only the second player in school history to record 10 or more sacks in consecutive seasons. Peter Boulware had 10 in 1995 and then set a single-season school record with 19 the following year.I dont worry about the numbers, Walker said. All I can do is give it my best.Walker started three games as a freshman but said everything didnt start to finally click until midway through his sophomore year. By then, he was finally able to adjust from knowing the playbook to more naturally reading and reacting to plays.After having only two sacks his first two seasons, Walker said it wasnt until his junior season when he was able to master the playbook and going out to make plays. Besides the 10.5 sacks, Walker had 15.5 tackles for loss, five passes defensed, four forced fumbles and an interception.Another reason for his breakthrough was working with defensive line coach Brad Lawing, who joined the staff last year.During preseason practices, Walker has been seeing plenty of double teams and chipping. He figures to see plenty more on Sept. 5 when the Seminoles open the season in Orlando against No. 11 Mississippi.Walker sees the double teams as a sign of respect, but said he has learned to laugh about it because that should free up others to get to the quarterback. Besides Walker, Florida State returns defensive tackle Derrick Nnadi and defensive end Josh Sweat. Theres also sophomore defensive back Derwin James, who can drop into the box and play as a down lineman in certain pass rushing situations.Its a good compliment, but you cant let it get to your head, Walker said of the double teams. Just because youre going to get chipped doesnt mean that you dont start rushing. I still have to get to the quarterback and create pressure.To get ready for more double teams, Walker has studied more NFL tapes to pick up on techniques used by Houstons J.J. Watt, Philadelphias Fletcher Cox, Oaklands Khalil Mack and Kansas Citys Justin Houston.NFL scouts consider Walker a very good defender at stopping the run because of his upper-body strength, but there are still some doubts about whether he can be a consistent pass rusher. He doesnt have great athleticism, but many scouts think Walkers handwork is strong and that his strength helps him shed blocks on the edge.As one of the few players remaining from the 2013 squad that won a national championship, Walker has tried to become a more vocal leader on the defense. Defensive coordinator Charles Kelly said he wanted Walker to become more assertive, which he has done.Hes doing everything he can do to help the team when it comes to things like pass rush, focus on the playbook, Nnadi said. Anytime someone needs help, hes there to help that person out. He will go out of his way to help someone out.Walker also isnt lacking for confidence when it comes to expressing the potential of this seasons defense. He met Darnell Dockett, who played 10 seasons with Arizona after the Cardinals selected him in the third round of the draft out of Florida State, at a summer camp and told him that the 2013 unit was the best defense that Florida State ever had. Walker said Dockett got into a debate with him, citing some of the schools talented defenses during the 1980s and 1990s.When asked if this defense could be better, Walker didnt hesitate.In my opinion, yes, but thats my opinion, he said. We just have to have the attitude, effort and attention to details like that team had. Were progressing. We still have a lot more for improvement, but the way it is going along we can do it.---AP college football website: www.collegefootball.ap.org Discount Nike Zoom Australia . LUCIE, Fla. Nike Zoom Australia Outlet .S. hockey team after paying his dues as an NHL general manager for more than three decades and giving up a lot of his free time to help USA Hockey. http://www.nikezoomoutletaustralia.com/ . The Canadian squad, skipped by Jennifer Jones of Winnipeg, got on the board first with two in the second end, and followed that with two more apiece in the fourth and sixth ends. Yorkshires allrounder David Willey will rejoin the England ODI squad later this week after an injury to his left hand was found to be less serious than first feared.Willey was struck on the hand in his follow through by a fierce drive from Durhams Mark Stoneman while bowling in Yorkshires NatWest T20 Blast semi-final on Saturday. He continued to play a full part in the game, finishing his overs and opening the batting with his hand tightly strapped, but was initially ruled out of the one-day series against Pakistan after scans on Sunday.However, it has now been confirmed that Willey only suffered bruising, rather than any kind of break, and he will link up with the England squad after Wednesdays first ODI at the Ageas Bowl.An England spokesman said: On further review today, David Willey has been cleared of a fracture to his left hand and he will rejoin Englands ODI squad on Thursday. His progress will be monitored by the medical team during the series.Willey had tweeted on Sunday evening that he still hoped to play a part in the series and he ffollowed that up with a picture of the bruising on Monday, adding: Good news! No serious damage so Ill be back as soon as the swelling goes!Willeys commitment to the cause was not enough to get Yorkshire through to the NatWest Blast final but England will doubtless be happy to have him available, as well as relieved that his fighting spirit did not result in greater damage. Cheap Nike Zoom Australia. Jake Ball, who was called up as cover, will remain with the squad.England also have a slight concern over the fitness of Stuart Broad, who also played on Finals Day but is not part of the limited-overs squads. Broad will undergo a scan on his left ankle on Tuesday and has been withdrawn from Nottinghamshires Championship squad for their match against Yorkshire at Scarborough.Alastair Cook, Englands Test captain, has meanwhile been made available to play in Essexs next two Championship matches, against Leicestershire and Worcestershire. ' ' ' 
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The Baltimore Ravens have reached an agreement with free-agent offensive tackle Jake Long on a one-year deal, sources told ESPNs Adam Schefter. Cheap Ultra Boost Australia .He will fly to Baltimore on Tuesday night to sign with the Ravens if he passes his physical exam, sources told ESPN.Long, the No. 1 draft pick by the Miami Dolphins in 2008, has a chance to earn a backup offensive tackle spot with the Ravens. Baltimore needed an experienced offensive tackle after cutting Eugene Monroe last month.Long played in just four games for the Atlanta Falcons in 2015 with no starts. The 31-year-old signed a one-year, $1.5 million contract with Atlanta in September.Longs durability is a question after multiple ACL tears and surgeries. He also had torn biceps and triceps injuries during his first seven seasons with the Dolphins and Rams.ESPNs Jamison Hensley and Vaughn McClure contributed to this report. Cheap Adidas Shoes Australia . PETERSBURG, Fla. Discount Ultra Boost Australia . The Islanders dealt Thomas Vanek to the Montreal Canadiens after less than a year on Long Island. Meanwhile, the Oilers dealt long-time sniper Ales hemsky to the Ottawa Senators on Wednesday for a fifth-round pick in 2014 and a third-rounder in 2015. http://www.ultraboostoutletaustralia.com/ .C. -- Glenn Howard needed an extra end to move into the Masters Grand Slam of Curling final. Ange Postecoglou expects captain Mile Jedinak to brush off his imminent English Premier League departure and enter the Socceroos camp in a happy frame of mind for next months World Cup qualifiers.Jedinak, 32, was stripped of the captaincy at Crystal Palace in the off-season by coach Alan Pardew and is set to join second-tier club Aston Villa.The tenacious midfielder was pictured at Villa Park on Wednesday morning (AEST) where was believed to have undergone a medical.Postecoglou backed his Asian Cup-winning captain to shake off any disappointment at moving down a division and continue in fine style for the national team.Players are always happier when theyre settled rather than a little bit of indecision or conjecture about their futures, Postecoglou said.If it does come to fruition and he moves to Villa ... hell be in a good space mentally.It certainly wont affect him in any way, hes an outstanding leader and hes been fantastic for us sincee I made him skipper. Ultra Boost Australia Online. Hell come in feeling pretty good about things if hes settled.If the Socceroos skipper completes his move, hell join a growing band of Australians in the Championship.Massimo Luongo (QPR), Aaron Mooy and Jason Davidson (Huddersfield), Bailey Wright (Preston), Jackson Irvine (Burton Albion) and future prospect Cameron Elder (Brentford) all play in the English second tier.Mooy has earned rave reviews for his start to the season with the Terriers and was in action earlier on Wednesday (AEST), holding Aston Villa to a 1-1 draw at Villa Park.Irvine, a club-record signing for Burton, opened his account for new club as they beat Sheffield Wednesday 3-1.Bailey Wright featured in Prestons 1-0 loss to Derby, while 21-year-old Elder started again in Brentfords 1-0 win over Nottingham Forest. ' ' ' 
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Wolverhampton Wolves continued their fantastic start to the new season by beating Poole Pirates 55-35 at Monmore Green to go top of the table. Cheap Basketball Jerseys . The Pirates held an early lead after three heats when Hans Andersen and Adam Ellis combined for a 4-2 but it did not last long as the Wolves duo of Jacob Thorsell and Kyle Howarth recorded a 5-1 in the following heat. The home side grew from there, extending their lead to 12 points by heat nine.Neil Middleditch responded in the next heat sending out Bjarne Pedersen on a tactical ride but it was to no avail as Sam Masters and Howarth shut out the Pirates duo for another maximum. There were a couple of heat advantages to follow for the Pirates but a comeback never looked likely as the home side emphatically made sure of the result with a 5-1 in heat 14 from Mikkel Bech and Thorssell. Andersen won heat 15 but Wolves took a convincing 55-35 win. Howarth top scored for the home side with 11+3 whilst Andersen was scored 13 for the away side. Freddie Lindgren played a key role for the Wolves In the other meeting of the day, the Swindon Robins stunned the Coventry Bees winning 50-42 at Brandon.The scores had remained tight for the first seven heats with the Robins holding just a two-point lead but the away side came on strong in the second half of the meeting as Rohan Tungate and Justin Sedgmen raced to a 5-1 in heat nine before Alun Rossiters side added another in the following heat thanks to Jason Doyle and Charles Wright. Swindon Robins Jason Doyle was in good form for the Robins Gary Havelock sent Krzysztof Kasprzak out on a tactical ride in heat 11 but Nick Morris won for the Robins with the Pole in second and the Bees only pulled back two points. The meeting was all but over in the following heat when the Robins hit another 5-1 thanks to Tungate and Stefan Nielsen.The home side restored some pride in the latter heats as Kasprzak and Chris Harris took the chequered flag for a 5-1 in heat 13 but it wasnt enough as the Robins took all the points running out 50-42 winners. Tungate top scored for the Robins with 13 whilst Kasprzak was the Bees top man with 11. Cheap Jerseys From China . LOUIS -- Heading into the final stretch of the season, the issues for the Chicago Bears banged-up defence only seem to be getting worse. Wholesale Nike NFL Jerseys . Its 1987 and a Brazilian playmaker, known as Mirandinha, is being paraded around St James Park to the passionate Newcastle fans. http://www.wholesalechinajerseyscheapnfl.com/ . LeBron James and Chris Bosh didnt need any more. Williams scored 11 points in 10 minutes, Alan Anderson scored 17 points, and the Brooklyn Nets finished the exhibition season with a 108-87 win over the Miami Heat on Friday night.Roy Hodgson says the FA will soon be in a position to announce details of Englands pre-Euro 2016 friendlies. This months games against Germany and the Netherlands are the last currently scheduled for Hodgsons side ahead of this summers tournament in France.But it is understood Australia and Portugal have been lined up as two of three opponents England will face between the end of the season and their first finals game against Russia on June 11. Hodgson was in France on Thursday for a briefing on refereeing and logistics and, speaking to Sky Sports News HQ, he said: Im very happy with the way things are progressing and expect the FA to make a clear announcement soon.I think were close to an official announcement, but until we can make that announcement I cant say anything.England go to Germany on March 26 before hosting the Dutch three days later, and Hodgson is due to name his squad on March 17. Hodgson would not be drawn on a potential call-up for Leicestters Danny Drinkwater Asked whether he might consider including Leicester midfielder Danny Drinkwater he said: Lots of people get mentioned. Discount NFL Jerseys. Virtually every club I go to has a player to mention.Fans have favourites and idols, but I dont intend to speak too much about what my plans are. Im going to keep that until the announcement on March 17.England will be without long-term absentees Luke Shaw and Jack Wilshere this month, while Wayne Rooney and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are both out with knee injuries.Hodgson said: We have to accept that for those games in March I wont have those players, but hopefully by May when I really have to make a decision theyll be available for selection.The most important thing is that the players I select in May are 100 per cent fit and ready to go and Im not forced to make a very, very difficult decision: do I take a player whos not 100 per cent fit at the moment but may be in two or three weeks time? Also See: England latest England fixtures England stats Table ' ' ' 
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Our guys were making the right reads and the right plays.Marcus Morris led Detroit with 24 points and Andre Drummond had 20 points and 17 rebounds. The Pistons became the last NBA team to lose at home.The teams traded the lead for most of the fourth quarter, and Kentavious Caldwell Popes 3-pointer -- his first basket of the game -- gave the Pistons an 87-86 lead with 1:54 left. The teams traded dunks, and Thomas hit a layup over Drummond with 1:10 to play to make it 90-89.Caldwell-Pope missed an open 3, making him 1 for 7 on the night, and Drummond fouled Thomas on another drive. He made both free throws with 30.5 seconds left to give the Celtics a three-point lead, but Tobias Harris hit a tying 3-pointer.We were in position to come out of here with a victory, but we let them get off two extra shots, Harris said. Nobody, including myself, turned around to keep someone off the glass.Boston, realizing that Drummond was on the bench, didnt call a timeout and it ended up being the difference in the game.Im kicking myself right now, because if we have Andre on the floor, we get that rebound and were in overtime, Van Gundy said. We had Aron on the floor to run the play that led to our 3-pointer, but when they didnt call a timeout, we couldnt get Andre back out there.The Celtics were 6 of 10 on 3-pointers in the first quarter, including Thomas buzzer-beater, to take a 30-23 lead. Boston led 50-47 at halftime.Detroit got 37 points from its starting frontcourt in the half, but guards Ish Smith and Caldwell-Pope had three points on 1-of-5 shooting. Bostons backcourt of Avery Bradley and Thomas combined for 18 points and nine assists.The Pistons used a 10-0 run to take the lead midway through the third quarter, and still had a 73-71 advantage at quarters end.TIP-INSCeltics: Thomas started the second half with a four-point possession. He hit a free throw after the Pistons were called for a defensive three-second violation, then knocked down his second 3-pointer of the game.Pistons: Stanley Johnson, normally one of the Detroits top bench players, didnt play. Van Gundy said that Johnson will only be used as a backup small forward, and he wasnt needed with Morris and Harris both playing well.DRUMMOND MILESTONEDrummond pulled down his 4,000th career rebound in the third quarter. At 23 years and 101 days, he is the second-youngest player to reach the milestone, trailing only Dwight Howard (22 years, 129 days).CELTICS PLAY SMALLStevens wanted to keep a smaller lineup on the floor to try to give Drummond and Baynes matchup problems. Smart played 30:36 while starter Amir Johnson only got 20:22. We were trying to stretch those guys as much as we could, he said. It is hard to do that, because of Morris and Harris, but we thought it went well.UP NEXTCeltics: Travel to Minneapolis to play the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday.Pistons: Host the Houston Rockets on Monday. Adidas Shoes Sale . Tuesdays surgery at Atlantas Piedmont Hospital was performed by Dr. Xavier Duralde and Hawks team physician Dr. Michael Bernot. Cheap Adidas Shoes Authentic . -- Mike Smith never saw his first NHL goal go in. http://www.cheapshoesadidas.com/ . World champions Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov of Russia won the gold medal with 237.71 points, Moore-Towers and Moscovitch followed at 208.45 and Ksenia Stolbova and Fedor Klimov of Russia were third at 187. RIO DE JANEIRO -- Soccer legend Pele is using a metal-framed walker to get around these days, which his agent compares to having a new piece of sporting equipment.He is calling this his new soccer shoes with wheels, his agent, Jose Fornos, told The Associated Press on Friday.A widely circulated newspaper photograph on Friday of the 76-year-old Pele using a walker was getting lots of attention in Brazil.Fornos said Pele has used the walker regularly -- or a cane -- since he had hip surgery almost a year ago. The surgery was to correct the displacement of part of a right hip prosthesis done in 2012.He also underwent back surgery in 2015 for what was described as a nerve root decompression.The three-time World Cup winner has also been hospitalized in the last several years for a urinary infection and prostate surgery.Fornos said Peles left knee is now the problem. The right knee is also reported to be problematic, and of course the right lleg and hip. Adidas Shoes Outlet. 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He in turn finished 1-1/2 lengths in front of Catalina Red, who rallied mildly to be third.The win was the fourth in as many starts this year for A.P. Indian, who became a graded stakes winner for the first time in his previous start when winning the Grade 3 Belmont Sprint. He is also a perfect three for three since teaming with Bravo for the first time earlier this spring.A.P. Indian, a homebred owned by Green Lantern Stables LLC, completed six furlongs in 1:08.25, just .21 seconds off Speightstowns 12-year course record, and paid $11.40.I thought he really fit quite well with these horses, Delacour said. Knowing hes in very good form right now, we thought we had a very good shot. Hes always had a lot of little problems throughout his career, minor setbacks, but all the time he comes back even stronger.Delacour said hes unclear what might be next for A.P. Indian, with the Grade 1, seven-furlong Forego, a Win and Youre In for the Breeders Cup Sprint, among his options later in the meet.Well see how he comes back, but its asking a lot after coming back in three weeks today and having run three weeks before that, Delacour said. But well see. Discount Vans Shoes . The 20-year-old Pelicans big man glanced up and smiled widely at the well-wishers -- a fitting end to a day he wont soon forget. Davis responded to his selection earlier in the day as a Western Conference All-Star with 26 points and 10 rebounds, and the New Orleans Pelicans overcame a 10-point fourth-quarter deficit to defeat the Minnesota Timberwolves 98-91 on Friday night. Cheap Vans Outlet . Louis. To which I would say two things: 1. Where there is smoke, there is or perhaps has been a little fire. Or, in other words, the two teams would appear to have at least spoken. And spoken is defined as one calling the other to inquire, no more, no less. http://www.cheapshoesvans.com/ . The 17-year-old native of Marystown, N.L., pulled out of Skate Canada International last month in Saint John, N.B., with the same problem. Shall we rename the Winners section the Newtons?Cam Newton seems to have a stranglehold on the fantasy leaderboard these days, but Sunday didnt present only good news for Week 1s members of the 20-point club, as Antonio Brown, A.J. Green, Carlos Hyde and Alex Smith let their owners down.As we do each Sunday right here, we recap the weeks winners and losers from a fantasy perspective, complete with applicable game and historical data. Check back after the conclusion of the 1 and 4 p.m. ET (and, when applicable, Sunday Night Football) games for our picks of the weeks best and worst.WinnersCam Newton, QB, Carolina Panthers: Ho-hum. Another week, another spot atop the fantasy leaderboard, as Newtons 29 fantasy points were tops through the Sunday 4 p.m. ET games. If his lead holds, it would mark the fourth time in the past seven regular-season weeks that he has been the top scorer, as he also led in 2015 Weeks 13 (tied with Marcus Mariota), 15 and 17. Since the beginning of last season, the only other players to top the leaderboard multiple times have been Devonta Freeman (2015 Weeks 3-4), Matthew Stafford (2015 Weeks 6 and 12, though he was tied for the lead in Week 12) and Russell Wilson (2015 Weeks 12 and 14, tied with Stafford in Week 12).Fantasy owners who made Newton the No. 1 quarterback off the board -- many of them bold enough to spend as high an overall selection as the No. 13 indicated by his ESPN ADP -- have been pleasantly rewarded thus far.Travis Benjamin, WR, San Diego Chargers: No Keenan Allen, no problem. Benjamin, signed to a four-year, $24-million contract by the Chargers during the offseason, became the teams de facto No. 1 wide receiver in the wake of Allens season-ending injury. In Week 2, he made a statement in his first full game in the role, topping all wide receivers through the 4 p.m. ET games with 23 fantasy points. It sure seems that Benjamin has a thing for Week 2s, as his career-best score, and only one greater than his total on Sunday, came with the Cleveland Browns, 29 fantasy points in 2015 Week 2. He also made the most of his targets, catching all six for a 29-point PPR day. To put that into perspective -- and perhaps cast some light on the Chargers wide receiver pecking order going forward -- Benjamin saw at least six targets in eight of his 16 games for the Browns in 2015, and he matched teammate Tyrell Williams (12 fantasy points on six targets) for the team lead in the category.Kelvin Benjamin, WR, Panthers: Benjamin has played a big part in Newtons success these first two weeks, following up his 15 fantasy points in the NFL Kickoff game with 22 on Sunday, matching Corey Coleman for second among wide receivers through the 4 p.m. ET games. After whispers that Benjamin might be on a snap count to begin his first season since recovering from a torn ACL, he played 49 of 68 offensive snaps in Week 1. Well soon get a final snap count for his Week 2, but the 37 fantasy points he has in consecutive weeks shattered his previous best of 35, set in Weeks 10-11 of 2014. Its quite an encouraging comeback so far for the 2014 first-rounder.Corey Coleman, WR, Cleveland Browns: He certainly justified his No. 15 overall selection -- first among wide receivers -- in the 2016 NFL draft on Sunday, scoring 22 fantasy points to match Benjamin for the positions second-best score through the 4 p.m. ET games. To put Colemans effort into perspective, only six different Browns wide receivers (rookies or not) have scored more than that in a game since the team rejoined the NFL in 1999: Travis Benjamin, Antonio Bryant, Braylon Edwards (four times), Josh Gordon (four times), Quincy Morgan (twice) and Dennis Northcutt.Jimmy Garoppolo, QB, New England Patriots: One could make the claim that Garoppolos week warrants more of a negative spin, but he did score 21 fantasy points for his owners who were bold enough to start him in 9.6 percent of ESPN leagues, that all before getting injured roughly four minutes shy of halftime. In doing so, Garoppolo, still a free agent in 83.8 percent of leagues, exceeded the magic 20 threshold we demand from the position. Its the most scored by a quarterback in the first half of a game since three managed more in 2015 Week 15: Brock Osweiler (27, en route to 28), Cam Newton (24 of 41) and Kirk Cousins (22 of 35).Isaiah Crowell, RB, Browns: Through two games, its apparent that Crowell is the Browns starting/go-to running back, and he concluded Sundays 4 p.m. ET games with 20 fantasy points, second so far for the week and tops among Sunday players. More importantly, though, he had 18 carries and 19 touches to Duke Johnson Jr.s three and seven, after winning those battles in Week 1 by margins of 12-3 and 15-6. Three of Crowells best single-game fantasy-point totals have come in his past six regular-season games (26 in 2015 Week 14 was his best; this weeks 20 is now tied for his second-best; 14 during 2015 Week 16 was his fifth-highest total).Matt Ryan, QB, Atlanta Falcons: After dropping 24 fantasy points on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 1, Ryan followed it up with another 27 in Week 2, giving him a league-leading 51 through two weeks. Scaling the 25 point fantasy plateau is a rarity for Ryan, as he had gone 20 games between performances of at least that many (2014 Week 144 was his last one). Cheap Vans Free Shipping. Perhaps more importantly for future-matchup evaluation, Ryans game came at the expense of the extremely disappointing Oakland Raiders defense, which has now afforded a league-leading 57 fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks (they allowed 30 to Drew Brees in Week 1).Melvin Gordon, RB, San Diego Chargers: For the second consecutive week, Gordon scored a touchdown -- remember that he didnt have a single score in 2015 -- and he managed exactly 17 fantasy points for the second straight game. That gives him 34 for the season, which is more than he had in any six-game span in 2015. He might also be in line for a more prominent role in the coming weeks following Danny Woodheads early departure due to a knee injury.LosersFantasy owners of Doug Martin, Thomas Rawls, Arian Foster, Danny Woodhead and Ameer Abdullah: All five running backs made early exits from Sundays games due to injury, with none reaching 10 carries and only Rawls totaling 10 touches before his departure. For suggestions on who to pick up and/or how to deal with this rash of running-back injuries, check out Eric Karabells blog later this evening.Rawls stat line was the one that stood out: He ran seven times for minus-7 yards, finishing with one fantasy point merely thanks to his three catches for 15 yards. Thats the worst rushing yard total by a running back who had at least five attempts in a game since LaRod Stephens-Howling had minus-14 yards on eight carries in 2012 Week 3, and Rawls three stuffs (held to a loss) matched his 2015 Week 4 career high.Todd Gurley, RB, Los Angeles Rams: Well, at least he wasnt one of the many running backs injured in Week 2, but Gurleys six fantasy points on Sunday were only three more than Abdullah (the leader from the previous group), and they gave him back-to-back games in single digits for only the second time in his career (2015 Weeks 12-13). Queue the panic amongst Gurleys owners, and while its seemingly outrageous to remind them that this was a wretched matchup for him on paper and that they should remain patient, there are some who might have their doubts about him.To give you a sense of how special a talent Gurley is, consider that even with these two stinkers, he now has 186 fantasy points through his first 15 career games, comparing favorably to the running backs in the chart to the right.Antonio Brown, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers: Queue panic among Browns fantasy owners who made him the No. 1 consensus pick during the preseason. OK, OK, thats exaggerating -- no one should be that reactionary -- but after he was started in 99.9 percent of ESPN leagues, Browns mere three fantasy points (seven in PPR) mightve sunk a lot of his teams. He managed 11 targets in this one, and only one other time in his career did he score so few or fewer fantasy points in a game where he was targeted at least that much: two (six in PPR) on 11 targets in 2012 Week 6.A.J. Green, WR, Cincinnati Bengals: Browns counterpart across the field didnt fare much better, converting his eight targets into three fantasy points (and just five in PPR). Such a low score is even more unusual for Green than it is for Brown, as this was only the 10th time in Greens 78 career games (12.8 percent) than he scored three or fewer fantasy points; Browns was his 18th in 88 career games scoring three or fewer (20.5 percent).Carlos Hyde, RB, San Francisco 49ers: One of five running backs to reach the 20-point fantasy threshold during Week 1 -- he had exactly 20 -- Hyde was promptly started by owners in 58.4 percent of ESPN leagues on Sunday, but provided his teams one-tenth of that, or two points. Hyde takes a lot of flak for playing on a losing team, a point more strongly made in 2015, but bear in mind that in only one of his eight games played last season was he held to as few as two fantasy points (Week 4).Alex Smith, QB, Kansas City Chiefs: Only a handful of fantasy owners -- he was started in 7.6 percent of ESPN leagues -- absorbed Smiths three-point fantasy disaster on Sunday, but those who did probably play in deeper or two-quarterback leagues, where the impact was more severely felt. It was an unusually poor performance for the game-managing, typically-low-risk Smith, as he hadnt had a game with that few fantasy points since 2012 Week 6 (two) when he was a member of the 49ers.Golden Tate, WR, Detroit Lions: Known more for his PPR-scoring prowess rather than in standard, Tate let owners down in both formats on Sunday, scoring only one fantasy point (and three in PPR) for the owners who started him in 52.8 percent of ESPN leagues. Through two games, Tate has just five fantasy points on 16 targets; he had scored more than five points in 18 of his 32 career Lions games entering the 2016 season.Jameis Winston, QB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Though Andrew Lucks Weeks 1-2 drop-off ended up being the greater of the two (a 24-point decline), Winstons fantasy point total dropped from 25 in Week 1 to a mere three this week, fueled by four interceptions and a lost fumble. It was by far a career-worst for the sophomore, who never scored fewer than 12 fantasy points in a game in 2015 (Weeks 3, 4 and 10). ' ' ' 
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"Then what you need is to work on the mental part and in the game from the baseline, to try to play the right way on the important points. "I think he will do it. Hes still young," Nadal continued. "Hes having great results. This week is going to be very important for him and for tennis in Canada in general." Both Raonic and Pospisil are back in action this week in Cincinnati at the Western and Southern Open. The US Open begins in New York on Aug. 26. Cheap Air Max China . All of the scoring came in the final 20:04. Lucic scored on a power play at 15:46 of the third period, when he tipped a shot over Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen for a 3-1 lead. Cheap Air Max Free Shipping . Numbers Game examines the deal that sees Michael Del Zotto and Kevin Klein switch places. The Predators Get: D Michael Del Zotto. http://www.airmaxcheaponline.com/ .Y. - Rob Manfred was promoted Monday to Major League Baseballs chief operating officer, which may make him a candidate to succeed Bud Selig as commissioner. HOUSTON -- The carnage that Louisville needed to make inroads in the College Football Playoff picture unfolded during this past chaotic weekend. Suddenly, the ball is in the Cardinals court with an opportunity to hold serve.With three of the top four teams in the CFP rankings falling on Saturday -- Clemson, Michigan and Washington, with the Tigers and Wolverines losing to unranked teams -- the door swung open for the Cardinals to secure a coveted spot in the national semifinals. Louisville, which is 9-1 and ranked No. 3 in this weeks Associated Press poll, needed a 34-point fourth quarter to subdue stubborn Wake Forest, but in doing so secured its highest ranking ever.And now, with two games remaining in their regular season, including a critical Thursday night showdown against Houston (8-2) at Houstons TDECU Stadium, the Cardinals have a viable path to a national championship. Well, at least one less treacherous than the road that faced Louisville following its 42-36 loss at Clemson on Oct. 1.For our players they just have to understand that we need to go out and play well and play the type of football that were capable of playing, Louisville coach Bobby Petrino said. Really thats what we need to do our last two games. Whatever happens happens; we cant control any of that. Weve just got to go play the way were capable of playing.Obviously we know its on national TV; nobody else is playing. Everybody will be watching it. But those are the types of games we like, something thats fun as a team, something that weve always felt has helped us in recruiting. And we are used to playing midweek games.The Cardinals will play their fourth non-Saturday game this week. Managing a schedule that undermines the routine of weekly preparation requires both mental and physical flexibility, but at this stage of the season Louisville has endured the drama and sidestepped the pitfalls that befell Clemson, Michigan and Washington.Following the loss to Clemson and prior to their rally against the Demon Deacons, the Cardinals survived close calls against Duke and Virginia. Against lesser foes their defense has thrived, but when challenged by elite offenses Louisville has wavered. Quarterback Lamar Jackson remains a Heisman Trophy frontrunner, yet against Wake Forest he mustered just one touchdown, and that came with 4:05 left to play. Cheap Air Max Shoes. Dynamic Houston senior quarterback Greg Ward Jr. is a handful under normal circumstances. Having to prepare for the Cougars high-scoring offense on a short week only ramps up the potential for Louisville to stumble like so many others have.Weve had full steam ahead for this game, Petrino said. We play 7 oclock on a Saturday night then again on Thursday, thats a short turnaround for our players and our coaches. It required us to do some work last week on Houston.Usually on Fridays I get to let our coaches take their kids to school and then come in here later on Friday morning. This week we were in the office at 7 a.m. working on Houston. Usually they get to spend some time Saturday morning. We were up at 7 oclock Saturday morning working on Houston. We had to adjust schedules. Probably dont know a whole lot whats going on in the world besides getting ready for the Houston game.Following a 5-0 start and their climb to No. 6 in the national polls, Houston started eying the Louisville game for its potential to thrust the Cougars into the CFP conversation. But Houston followed with a three-game lull that not only snuffed those hopes, but also put in peril a shot to win an American Athletic Conference title.Houston followed a road loss to Navy with a white-knuckle home win over Tulsa and a shocking defeat against middling SMU. Given those setbacks, the Cougars lack the sizzle they had prior to Navy stunning them and sending their season into a tailspin.That fact doesnt mean the Cougars arent relishing the opportunity ahead.This is extra anticipation and extra excitement knowing whos coming into town, theres no hiding from that, Cougars coach Tom Herman said. But, at the same time, its business as usual. The way we prepare is not going to change. 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English crickets ceaseless search for a solution to stress fractures suffered by fast bowlers has a new ally because of the ECBs partnership with a global leader in athlete analytics. Cheap Nike Dunk Outlet .England teams - both mens and womens - have the opportunity to wear micro-sensors underneath their shirts in a three-year partnership with Catapult, a leading analytics provider.Raph Brandon, the ECBs head of science, medicine and innovation, and Andy Flower, the former England coach, introduced the system to England Lions at the national performance centre in Loughborough this week and Brandon says the tie-up, which goes through to the 2019 World Cup in England, has already had major benefits.Lower-back stress fractures will always be a challenge for us, Brandon said. It is particularly important for the U-19s that we monitor them very closely and do our best to protect them from injury.Get the insight and then you can change your decisions. It is a series of learning. Thanks to the Catapult data, we have a comprehensive picture now of combined workload and training and we are establishing that joined-up picture for the best England bowlers, whether they are on contract or on the international pathway.The challenge facing young fast bowlers as their growing bodies comes under enormous strain is the subject of a two-year research programme at Loughborough into how a young players spine adapts to the rigours of fast bowling.Evidence already gathered before the Catapult tie-up is that the spine of a successful England fast bowler such as James Anderson or Stuart Broad becomes as thick as any comparable spine in international sport in order to withstand the constant demands it has to bear.Brandon said: What we know is if you get to become a Broad or an Anderson your spine on the opposite side of your bowling arm is the thickest spine in world sport. It is thicker than that of a rugby forward or any sports spine that we know. That is based on years of MRI scans with our international group.As a young fast bowler, you will have your growth spurts where your spine grows but where it is not fully thick. You have to have a super-adapted spine to become an international fast bowler. The challenge is how to get from this thin piece of bamboo spine when you are 18 and very talented to the super-thick spine of Jimmy Anderson.The bone adapts to loading cycles and gets stronger. You need to load it and then you need to rest and recover. The quality of data we can now capture and analyse means we now have far more facts to support the feel we get from the expertise of our coaches in their support of the players.We can measure run-up speeds, the amount of acceleration going through the body, the amount of rotation going through their trunk, and so much more - in practice as well as matches. We will always have something to learn about the science behind the elite cricketer.The decision about when to bring a player back from injury is now also likely to be built on many factors other than the old question: Do you think you can get through okay? being asked by a coach.Selection is not dependent upon such data, Brandon said, but selectors are aware that we do have this information now. We are adding facts to the feel and the knowledge and the insights that the expert coaches and the players themselves have.We understand the demands on individual players intimately. So when we are bringing players back from injury we know what demands they will face. If they are coming back to a Test match we have to build them up so they can cope with a certain amount of running, a certain amount of time on their feet, the total distance they are likely to travel and the likely amount of high intensity work. This very detailed work allows us to individualise our training for the players and that gives them confidence.Although the collaboration with Catapult was motivated by the desire for fast-bowling analysis, it has also provided other insights.Scoring a century in a one-day international will generally involve between seven and 12 miles total distance on your feet, including many sprints, Brandon said.Such evidence has informed Englands coaches, and indeed the players, of the fitness demands involved. They will continue to give England ammunition when they chose to pull contracted England players out of county cricket - a regular bone of contention - and they are likely they played a part in Mark Robinsons demands for better fitness levels when he took over as coach of England women earlier this year. Nike Dunk Outlet . Rinne played two periods in his first game since left hip surgery in early May. 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BOSTON -- The Detroit Pistons relaxed attitude is finally paying off with some road wins.Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 25 points and Tobias Harris had 21 to lead balanced scoring that carried the Pistons to a 121-114 win over the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night.Andre Drummond added 20 points and 17 rebounds, one night after he was ejected in the second quarter of a victory at Charlotte for a flagrant-2 foul.Marcus Morris had 20 points and Ish Smith 19 for the Pistons, who had lost eight of their first nine road games before winning away from home on consecutive nights.Were having fun, Drummond said. The more we play like that the better the season is going to be.The Pistons beat the Hornets by 23 points a night earlier.Coming in with the problems weve had on the road, to play the way weve played the last two nights against two teams that are over .500 and have good personnel, to be on a back-to-back is a heck of a win, Detroit coach Stan Van Gundy said.Isaiah Thomas paced the Celtics with 27 points, and Kelly Olynyk scored a season-high 19. Boston had won five of seven.Its disappointing, but like I said, they were making shots, man, Celtics guard Avery Bradley said. Hats off to those guys. They played well. Their starters played very well. (Weve) just got to move on to the next game.The Pistons shot 55.2 percent. Boston finished at 44 percent, going 15 of 42 on 3-point attempts.They made shots, Olynyk said. They made shots when they needed to make shots. They made them four quarters in a row.Detroit used a 9-0 spree midway through the fourth quarter to open a 103-95 edge with 5:08 to play after Boston went on an 11-0 run to take its first lead since early in the opening period. Morris and Harris each hit a 3-pointer during the Pistons spurt.Detroit pushed its lead to 112-101 on Smiths basket before BBoston closed within four points in the final 30 seconds. Cheap Nike Shoes. .The Pistons were shooting better than 55 percent midway through the third quarter and opened their biggest lead of the game, 90-80, on Jon Leuers dunk.Boston center Al Horford returned after missing Mondays win at Miami due to the birth of his second child. He scored nine points.TIP-INSPistons: Van Gundy said G Reggie Bullock hasnt gotten an appointment yet for a second opinion on the torn meniscus in his left knee.Celtics: Coach Brad Stevens said there was no longer a limit on F Jae Crowders minutes in his sixth game back from a sprained left ankle. ... G Marcus Smart went down to the floor hard early in the fourth, but walked slowly to the bench during a stoppage.SIMPLE FORMULAThe Pistons outrebounded Boston 52-33 and had a 13-9 edge on the offensive glass.Thats been a key for us, Van Gundy said. When weve rebounded the ball well, weve won. When we havent, we havent won.GET BETTERThe Pistons reached the .500 mark (10-10), but Smith said they can play a lot better.Its not bad. Weve got so much room for improvement, he said. Weve been a really good home team, defensively at home. We can get so much better.LOOKING GOODOlynyk shot the ball well despite having a cut on his right elbow that he sustained Monday in Miami. He had it wrapped and went 7 for 9 from the floor.Its good, Olynyk said. Obviously tender.UP NEXTPistons: At Atlanta on Friday in the finale of a three-game road trip before they return home for two straight.Celtics: Host Sacramento on Friday before they head on the road for three in a row. 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Next up: The return of their Stanley Cup-winning goalie.Perhaps as early as Thursday night, when the Penguins -- already 4-0-1 at PPG Paints Arena this season, and 4-2-1 overall -- take on the New York Islanders.Matt Murray, who missed the first seven Penguins games as he healed from a broken right hand sustained during the World Cup, is practicing again and served as Marc-Andre Fleurys backup for the first time this season Tuesday night.Sidney Crosby, who missed the first six games with a concussion, returned Tuesday to score the Penguins first goal of a comeback in which they flipped a 2-0 deficit into a 3-2 victory over the Florida Panthers.Coach Mike Sullivan isnt saying whether Murray will be ready to go against the Islanders, but Fleury started the first seven games, and no doubt the Penguins want to give him a night off soon.If only to see how Murray has recovered from his injury -- and whether he can sustain his level of play during the playoffs, when he became the most inexperienced goalie to win the Stanley Cup since Ken Dryden of Montreal in 1971.I think hes getting close, Sullivan said following practice Wednesday. Having the ability to back up and seeing the game up close (Tuesday) with the speed (of the game), even though hes on the bench, will help with his timing and inch (him) that much closer to being ready to play.The Islanders will play the second half of a back-to-back after losing 3-2 to the unbeaten-in-regulation Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday night. They lost three of four to the Penguins last season.Dennis Seidenberg scored the tying goal for the Islanders in the third period -- one of their 15 shots in the period -- but Shea Webers power-play goal with 2:57 remaining won it for Montreal.The first half of the game we didnt manage the puck properly, Isles coach Jack Capuano said. I think if you watch that third period, we had plenty of opportunities. Came down to their power play.The Islanders (3-4) will go from playing a Canadiens team thats off to a 6-0-1 start to one that won the Stanley Cup last season.Asked if the Islanders learned anything from playing the Canadiens, center John Tavares said, I think just to realize whats going to bring us success, especially against good hockey teams and teams (that) play a similar style of game to us. They play quick and they transition off the ice.The Islanders have faced Murray only once -- a 5-0 loss on April 2 that was Murrays first shutout in the NHL.Whenever he returns, Murray likely will wear a cast on his broken thumb for the time being.The bone doesnt fully heal for a long time, but its healed enough where I can do everything normally and not worry about it. Ill wear the cast while I play, Murray said.He couldnt have played much better last spring when, after appearing in only 12 regular-season games (going 9-2-1 with a 2.00 goals-against average), he carried the Penguins to the Cup with the steady glove hand of a much more experienced goalie. He went 15-6 with a .923 save percentage and a 2.08 GAA in the postseason.Fleury is his usual reliable self so far this season, with a 4-2-1 record and a .904 save percentage. But the Penguins likely signaled their course for the future last week when they signed Murray to a three-year, $11.25 million contract that begins next season -- even though Fleury is only in the second year of a four-year deal.The Penguins can only hope Murray is as impactful from the start -- even if he doesnt return Thursday -- as Crosby was. After a get-up-to-speed first period, Crosby looked himself after that, and Sullivan thinks hes good to go despite his prior concussion history.Theres no reason (not to think that), Sullivan said. I think Sids going to be fine.Sullivan made one adjustment during the game, breaking up the HBK line of Carl Hagelin, Nick Bonino and Phil Kessel by shifting Kessel to Evgeni Malkins line and installing Rust as the right wing on the Bonino line. Its likely that will carry over to Thursday.He (Rust) brings speed, he brings energy, he creates a lot of turnovers with his speed, Sullivan said of Rust, who scored both goals in the Game 7 Eastern Conference-clinching 2-1 win over Tampa Bay. Sneakers NZ Online . -- Yogi Ferrell orchestrates pretty much everything in Indianas offence. Authentic Sneakers NZ . Bjorn, who had a 36-hole total of 8-under 134, made a testing six-foot putt to save par on the 16th and a birdie on the 17th before bogeying the final hole after a misjudged approach shot. American Kevin Streelman was in second place after shooting a 69. http://www.discountsneakersnz.com/ . -- Jimmie Johnson held off a teammate, passed a pair of Hall of Famers, and dominated once more at Dover. Defending 157, Canterbury bowled Central Districts out for 86 on the back of legspinner Todd Astles 5 for 36 to register a 71-run win. At one point, Astle and offspinner Tim Johnston were both on a hat-trick in consecutive overs as Central Districts stumbled from 41 for 2 to 42 for 6. Johnston returned figures of 3 for 33 as Central Districts were skittled for their lowest score against Canterbury.Canterburys stunning comeback began with a 71-run opening stand between Peter Fulton (40) and Michael Davison in the second innings after the side had surrendered a 197-run first-innings lead. Henry Nicholls struck a 205-ball 98 and surpassed 2000 first-class runs for Canterbury, while wicketkeeper Cam Fletcher chipped in with a patient 58. Left-arm spinner Ajaz Patel finished with 5 for 118 to finish with match figures of 10 for 159.Canterbury were bowled out for 202 in the first innings, with Astle the top-scorer with 53. Central Districts responded strongly and posted 399 after wicketkeeper Dane Cleavers second first-class century, a 180-ball 104 that included 11 fours and three sixes. Greg Hay (89), Will Young (52) and Ben Wheeler (58) contributed with half-centuries. Defending champions Auckland chased down 373 for a tense two-wicket win over Otago, set up by Colin de Grandhommes unbeaten 144 off 147 deliveries.Auckland began the fourth day at 101 for 2 and lost opener Michael Guptill-Bunce for 70 early on. That brought de Grandhomme to the crease and he went on to add 143 for the fourth wicket with captain Rob Nicol, who was on 7 overnight. Nicol was dismissed for 65 by Christi Viljoen and the Otago seamer paired with Neil Wagner to open up Aucklands lower order. De Grandhomme, however, thwarted their efforts by hitting 18 fours and five sixes in his innings. Viljoen finished with 5 for 101 while Wagner took three wickets on the finaal day to take his match tally to 8 for 113, having taken a five-for to demolish Auckland for 145 in their first innings. Cheap Sneakers NZ. Apart from de Grandhommes century, another important performance for Auckland was Tarun Nethulas 10 for 124, his second ten-wicket haul in first-class cricket. Nethulas 6 for 36 bowled Otago out for 164 after they were put in to bat, with the only significant contribution coming from Brad Wilson, who scored 56.Nethula then took 4 for 88 in the second innings as Otago stretched their 19-run first-innings lead to 372, riding on Neil Brooms 161. Broom was well-supported by Josh Finnie (60) who was part of a 112-run stand for the third wicket. Batting at no. 3, Broom ensured Otagos lead climbed past 300 before falling to Dane Hutchinson. Brooms 18th first-class century came off 226 balls and included 20 fours and three sixes.Rain scuppered the first day and part of the second to ensure Wellington didnt have enough time to push for an outright win against Northern Districts at the Basin Reserve. After just 6.1 overs on the first day, Wellingtons seamers exploited useful conditions to reduce Northern Districts to 125 for 6 a little after tea on the second day. Allrounder Scott Kuggeleijn then smashed his third first-class century, a 130-ball 112, to lift Northern Districts to 285. Fast bowler Hamish Bennett returned 4 for 54.Luke Woodcock continued his fine form by striking a patient 120, his eighth first-class ton. Wellington declared their innings at 376 for 8 on the final day, after fifties from Michael Pollard and Tom Blundell. Kuggeleijn picked up his 150th first-class wicket during his 3 for 99. Northern Districts crawled to 156 for 6 in 78 overs before the match was drawn. ' ' '
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The boys were at it again. Cheap Basketball Jerseys . There were about 10 of them on the blue mats and red mats in the old multipurpose room, the place where Rima Yacoub volunteers a few hours a week to teach kids in East Amman, Jordan, the sport of Brazilian jiu-jitsu.When I first started, I probably had 10 of the most difficult, hyperactive, underprivileged kids in Amman, Yacoub says.At every turn of her back, they would point fingers and make faces. But when Yacoub, a gold medalist in her category at the Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship in April, hit the mats to show off her moves, there was silence. The boys quickly realized their teacher was not messing around.Now they follow me everywhere I go, Yacoub says, smiling. They even ask me, Coach, can we carry your bags for you?A tall, muscular woman with a waterfall of reddish hair that she ties into a long braid for training, Yacoub is one of less than 10 Jordanian women competing professionally in jiu-jitsu, a grappling-based sport where opponents work to submit each other with a variety of chokeholds and joint locks.Yacoub became acquainted with jiu-jitsu in 2011. A lifelong athlete who previously played on Jordans national badminton team, she was weightlifting twice a day and looking to fit more cardio into her regimen. Convinced by a friend to try a kickboxing class at a small dojo near their homes, she saw the jiu-jitsu fighters on the other side of the mats pulling each other to the ground, choking each other into semiconsciousness, and afterward sharing a laugh like two kids who got away with fighting before their parents could catch them. There were no women in that class, but she and her girlfriends stepped up and gave it a shot together.I was hooked the moment I stepped onto the mats, Yacoub says. It was like I had never felt more powerful. The mats were a relief from everything else in my life -- a safe, stress-free place where it was only me and the person standing across from me.Aside from managing a competitive schedule that includes regular travel to Europe and throughout the Middle East, Yacoub is also the partnerships and communications officer for Ruwwad Al Tanmeya, a non-governmental organization that works to empower disadvantaged communities in Jordan, Palestine, Lebanon and Egypt through education and civic engagement.On an average weekday, she will be at the gym by 6 a.m. for weightlifting, then at work until 4:30 p.m., then mixing in kickboxing and jiu-jitsu until after 9 p.m.Rima is very special for how she is able to train as hard as she does and also take the time to make the community better, says Nasser Faouri, the main jiu-jitsu coach at The Source MMA in Amman, Jordan, where Yacoub trains.To the unfamiliar spectator, jiu-jitsu can look like two people in pajamas strangling each other on the ground, Faouri says. But even with a broken nose or fingers, Yacoub is still there at the gym, assisting with kids classes and welcoming new women with a smile and reassuring them that its more fun than it looks.While martial arts is growing in popularity in Amman, the city is culturally and developmentally divided. At times, the more privileged West Amman can seem worlds away from the daily realities of life in the East, where Yacoub crosses for work and to teach her own jiu-jitsu classes for Ruwwad. On one side of the city, its not uncommon to see women sign up for the gym and take martial arts classes together. In East Amman, it is a different story altogether. Thats where Yacoub is most determined to make a difference.If somebody walks in Dabouq and then goes to Jabal Jofeh, they may not believe they are still in the same city, says Dana Al Emam, a reporter for The Jordan Times who has written about the disparities in the city.In the western part of the city, the buildings and streets are better maintained, public parks and entertainment facilities are more accessible, and schools offer extracurricular activities, including sports, that arent as available in East Amman.On a deeper level, the obvious gap in development nurtures a feeling of social injustice, Al Emam says. These injustices can give rise to the alternative opportunities that extremist groups might offer. A March 2016 report from UN Women made a direct connection between women victims of gender injustices with violent radicalization.This is the environment Yacoub knew she wanted to invest her time in when she was selected for the U.S. Department of State and espnW Global Sports Mentoring Program. For three weeks in October and November, she was mentored by Jill Hotchkiss, vice president of marketing and creative for Disney XD in Burbank, California. (Disney is the parent company of ESPN.)With her mentor, she worked on a plan to create a community center for girls and women to train jiu-jitsu and self-defense following her return to Jordan. At this center, women will not only receive sports training, but also be educated about the powerful correlation between sports and empowerment.These women will be the true guardians, Yacoub says. They are guarding their own futures and the futures of the ones they care about.While progress has been made in womens rights in Jordan, rates of domestic abuse and harassment remain high. According to 2012 research by Diab Al-Badeyneh, a Jordanian sociologist who conducted the first national survey on domestic violence, family violence is both widespread and culturally accepted, with roughly half of women experiencing abuse from childhood, and more than 70 percent believing that husbands have the right to punish members of the family with physical violence.I have a vision for an open and healthy community with zero domestic violence, Yacoub says. I believe we all have a responsibility to give back, a small change that can impact everything, and this is how I can make a difference.In jiu-jitsu, Yacoub has both won and lost. But a well-known saying from one of the sports legends, Carlson Gracie, says there is never really any losing in jiu-jitsu. You either win or you learn.In a European match before her Abu Dhabi performance, Yacoub was forced to tap to a submission in the last 25 seconds after winning for the entire match to that point. It taught her a lesson she carries close to her heart: In life and jiu-jitsu, you cannot take things for granted. You must keep pushing forward and never stop.It is with this determination that she returned to Jordan earlier this month. And now every time she drives to see those kids -- the ones who went from pointing fingers to carefully listening to their teachers every instruction -- it reminds Yacoub that even though the road ahead may not be easy, she will never give up on her mission to empower a generation of Jordanians.Editors note: Brian Canever is the digital content manager for the Center for Sport, Peace, & Society at the University of Tennessee, and works closely with the GSMP participants. Wholesale China Jerseys . Scott won the Australian PGA last week in his first event in Australia since winning the U.S. Masters in April. American Matt Kuchar, ahead by two strokes with four to play and even with Scott with one to go, double-bogeyed the 18th after taking two shots to get out of a bunker. NFL Jerseys Cheap Authentichttp://www.wholesalechinajerseyscheapnfl.com/ . The 28-year-old from Calgary matched his career best after missing just one shot in his two rounds of shooting in the mens 10-kilometre sprint competition. Smith finished in 23 minutes 15. MIAMI -- Butch Davis kept the message simple when he met with his new FIU football team for the first time Tuesday.He rattled off a list of schools who arent in major conferences and still found a way to get into major bowls in recent years, the likes of Boise State and Northern Illinois and Central Florida and Houston.If they can get into Jan. 1 bowl games, why not us? Davis said. Why not us?And with that, Davis next rebuilding project began.Davis five-year contract -- one thats worth about $1 million annually -- was finalized Tuesday, his first day on the job as FIUs newest football coach. He hasnt seen the team play yet and is leaning against going to either of the Panthers final two games this season, choosing for now to spend the majority of his time getting a staff together and preparing to start culling South Floridas super-fertile recruiting ground once again.I love this opportunity, said Davis, who has been an ESPN analyst for the last three years and sought the Miami job -- his old job -- that went to Mark Richt last December. I am grateful to be here and to be the head football coach at FIU. And I look at this challenge as one that has no limits for the ceiling.Davis was introduced to the FIU community at the schools stadium, one that hasnt had much to cheer about in the last few years.This will be the fifth consecutive season that the Panthers miss a bowl game, and now Davis will be the one charged with making sure that streak doesnt last much longer.This is a day today thats a gamechanger, said Pete Garcia, FIUs executive director of sports and entertainment -- and someone who worked side-by-side with Davis at Miami and with the Cleveland Browns. Not just for FIU football, but for FIU athletics.Davis went 51-20 at Miami from 1995 to 2000, taking over a program decimated by sanctions and scholarshipp losses and turning it into one that would dominate its way to the 2001 national title. NBA Jerseys Cheap. Davis was with the Browns when that title was won, taking them to the playoffs in 2002 -- the last appearance in the postseason for that franchise.He coached North Carolina from 2007 through 2010, then got fired in 2011 as part of the fallout of an NCAA investigation. Davis was never implicated in that scandal.Getting let go by the Tar Heels left a bad taste in Davis mouth, though he said he had a bigger reason for wanting to resume his career on the sideline.The motivation to take this job had to do with kids, Davis said. I love kids. I love coaching. I love the competition. I love the recruiting aspect. I love being in the locker room and the weight room. ... Thats why you coach. If you dont coach for the kids, you shouldnt coach at all.Not long before Davis first FIU event, Richt said he wished the newest coach in town well. Miami and FIU are scheduled to resume their series in 2018 and 2019.I think Butch is a great coach, period, Richt said. I think hes a great person. I think it already is a home run for FIU. I know hes going to be excited about the challenge and the opportunity there. Well have to get ready when the time comes. I dont know him well, but Ive known him for a while, and I have a lot of respect for him as a coach and a person.FIU President Dr. Mark Rosenberg said he thinks Tuesdays move will be one that resonates at the school for a long time.Butch Davis has fire in the belly for excellence, Rosenberg said. He has fire in the belly for student-athletes. And he has fire in the belly for American college football.---More AP college football: www.collegefootball.ap.org ' ' '
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The boys were at it again. Cheap Basketball Jerseys . There were about 10 of them on the blue mats and red mats in the old multipurpose room, the place where Rima Yacoub volunteers a few hours a week to teach kids in East Amman, Jordan, the sport of Brazilian jiu-jitsu.When I first started, I probably had 10 of the most difficult, hyperactive, underprivileged kids in Amman, Yacoub says.At every turn of her back, they would point fingers and make faces. But when Yacoub, a gold medalist in her category at the Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship in April, hit the mats to show off her moves, there was silence. The boys quickly realized their teacher was not messing around.Now they follow me everywhere I go, Yacoub says, smiling. They even ask me, Coach, can we carry your bags for you?A tall, muscular woman with a waterfall of reddish hair that she ties into a long braid for training, Yacoub is one of less than 10 Jordanian women competing professionally in jiu-jitsu, a grappling-based sport where opponents work to submit each other with a variety of chokeholds and joint locks.Yacoub became acquainted with jiu-jitsu in 2011. A lifelong athlete who previously played on Jordans national badminton team, she was weightlifting twice a day and looking to fit more cardio into her regimen. Convinced by a friend to try a kickboxing class at a small dojo near their homes, she saw the jiu-jitsu fighters on the other side of the mats pulling each other to the ground, choking each other into semiconsciousness, and afterward sharing a laugh like two kids who got away with fighting before their parents could catch them. There were no women in that class, but she and her girlfriends stepped up and gave it a shot together.I was hooked the moment I stepped onto the mats, Yacoub says. It was like I had never felt more powerful. The mats were a relief from everything else in my life -- a safe, stress-free place where it was only me and the person standing across from me.Aside from managing a competitive schedule that includes regular travel to Europe and throughout the Middle East, Yacoub is also the partnerships and communications officer for Ruwwad Al Tanmeya, a non-governmental organization that works to empower disadvantaged communities in Jordan, Palestine, Lebanon and Egypt through education and civic engagement.On an average weekday, she will be at the gym by 6 a.m. for weightlifting, then at work until 4:30 p.m., then mixing in kickboxing and jiu-jitsu until after 9 p.m.Rima is very special for how she is able to train as hard as she does and also take the time to make the community better, says Nasser Faouri, the main jiu-jitsu coach at The Source MMA in Amman, Jordan, where Yacoub trains.To the unfamiliar spectator, jiu-jitsu can look like two people in pajamas strangling each other on the ground, Faouri says. But even with a broken nose or fingers, Yacoub is still there at the gym, assisting with kids classes and welcoming new women with a smile and reassuring them that its more fun than it looks.While martial arts is growing in popularity in Amman, the city is culturally and developmentally divided. At times, the more privileged West Amman can seem worlds away from the daily realities of life in the East, where Yacoub crosses for work and to teach her own jiu-jitsu classes for Ruwwad. On one side of the city, its not uncommon to see women sign up for the gym and take martial arts classes together. In East Amman, it is a different story altogether. Thats where Yacoub is most determined to make a difference.If somebody walks in Dabouq and then goes to Jabal Jofeh, they may not believe they are still in the same city, says Dana Al Emam, a reporter for The Jordan Times who has written about the disparities in the city.In the western part of the city, the buildings and streets are better maintained, public parks and entertainment facilities are more accessible, and schools offer extracurricular activities, including sports, that arent as available in East Amman.On a deeper level, the obvious gap in development nurtures a feeling of social injustice, Al Emam says. These injustices can give rise to the alternative opportunities that extremist groups might offer. A March 2016 report from UN Women made a direct connection between women victims of gender injustices with violent radicalization.This is the environment Yacoub knew she wanted to invest her time in when she was selected for the U.S. Department of State and espnW Global Sports Mentoring Program. For three weeks in October and November, she was mentored by Jill Hotchkiss, vice president of marketing and creative for Disney XD in Burbank, California. (Disney is the parent company of ESPN.)With her mentor, she worked on a plan to create a community center for girls and women to train jiu-jitsu and self-defense following her return to Jordan. At this center, women will not only receive sports training, but also be educated about the powerful correlation between sports and empowerment.These women will be the true guardians, Yacoub says. They are guarding their own futures and the futures of the ones they care about.While progress has been made in womens rights in Jordan, rates of domestic abuse and harassment remain high. According to 2012 research by Diab Al-Badeyneh, a Jordanian sociologist who conducted the first national survey on domestic violence, family violence is both widespread and culturally accepted, with roughly half of women experiencing abuse from childhood, and more than 70 percent believing that husbands have the right to punish members of the family with physical violence.I have a vision for an open and healthy community with zero domestic violence, Yacoub says. I believe we all have a responsibility to give back, a small change that can impact everything, and this is how I can make a difference.In jiu-jitsu, Yacoub has both won and lost. But a well-known saying from one of the sports legends, Carlson Gracie, says there is never really any losing in jiu-jitsu. You either win or you learn.In a European match before her Abu Dhabi performance, Yacoub was forced to tap to a submission in the last 25 seconds after winning for the entire match to that point. It taught her a lesson she carries close to her heart: In life and jiu-jitsu, you cannot take things for granted. You must keep pushing forward and never stop.It is with this determination that she returned to Jordan earlier this month. And now every time she drives to see those kids -- the ones who went from pointing fingers to carefully listening to their teachers every instruction -- it reminds Yacoub that even though the road ahead may not be easy, she will never give up on her mission to empower a generation of Jordanians.Editors note: Brian Canever is the digital content manager for the Center for Sport, Peace, & Society at the University of Tennessee, and works closely with the GSMP participants. Wholesale China Jerseys . Scott won the Australian PGA last week in his first event in Australia since winning the U.S. Masters in April. American Matt Kuchar, ahead by two strokes with four to play and even with Scott with one to go, double-bogeyed the 18th after taking two shots to get out of a bunker. NFL Jerseys Cheap Authentichttp://www.wholesalechinajerseyscheapnfl.com/ . The 28-year-old from Calgary matched his career best after missing just one shot in his two rounds of shooting in the mens 10-kilometre sprint competition. Smith finished in 23 minutes 15. MIAMI -- Butch Davis kept the message simple when he met with his new FIU football team for the first time Tuesday.He rattled off a list of schools who arent in major conferences and still found a way to get into major bowls in recent years, the likes of Boise State and Northern Illinois and Central Florida and Houston.If they can get into Jan. 1 bowl games, why not us? Davis said. Why not us?And with that, Davis next rebuilding project began.Davis five-year contract -- one thats worth about $1 million annually -- was finalized Tuesday, his first day on the job as FIUs newest football coach. He hasnt seen the team play yet and is leaning against going to either of the Panthers final two games this season, choosing for now to spend the majority of his time getting a staff together and preparing to start culling South Floridas super-fertile recruiting ground once again.I love this opportunity, said Davis, who has been an ESPN analyst for the last three years and sought the Miami job -- his old job -- that went to Mark Richt last December. I am grateful to be here and to be the head football coach at FIU. And I look at this challenge as one that has no limits for the ceiling.Davis was introduced to the FIU community at the schools stadium, one that hasnt had much to cheer about in the last few years.This will be the fifth consecutive season that the Panthers miss a bowl game, and now Davis will be the one charged with making sure that streak doesnt last much longer.This is a day today thats a gamechanger, said Pete Garcia, FIUs executive director of sports and entertainment -- and someone who worked side-by-side with Davis at Miami and with the Cleveland Browns. Not just for FIU football, but for FIU athletics.Davis went 51-20 at Miami from 1995 to 2000, taking over a program decimated by sanctions and scholarshipp losses and turning it into one that would dominate its way to the 2001 national title. NBA Jerseys Cheap. Davis was with the Browns when that title was won, taking them to the playoffs in 2002 -- the last appearance in the postseason for that franchise.He coached North Carolina from 2007 through 2010, then got fired in 2011 as part of the fallout of an NCAA investigation. Davis was never implicated in that scandal.Getting let go by the Tar Heels left a bad taste in Davis mouth, though he said he had a bigger reason for wanting to resume his career on the sideline.The motivation to take this job had to do with kids, Davis said. I love kids. I love coaching. I love the competition. I love the recruiting aspect. I love being in the locker room and the weight room. ... Thats why you coach. If you dont coach for the kids, you shouldnt coach at all.Not long before Davis first FIU event, Richt said he wished the newest coach in town well. Miami and FIU are scheduled to resume their series in 2018 and 2019.I think Butch is a great coach, period, Richt said. I think hes a great person. I think it already is a home run for FIU. I know hes going to be excited about the challenge and the opportunity there. Well have to get ready when the time comes. I dont know him well, but Ive known him for a while, and I have a lot of respect for him as a coach and a person.FIU President Dr. Mark Rosenberg said he thinks Tuesdays move will be one that resonates at the school for a long time.Butch Davis has fire in the belly for excellence, Rosenberg said. He has fire in the belly for student-athletes. And he has fire in the belly for American college football.---More AP college football: www.collegefootball.ap.org ' ' '
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STAMFORD, Conn. Ultra Boost NZ Outlet . -- World Wrestling Entertainment says former star wrestler and manager Harry Fujiwara, better known as Mr. Fuji, has died. He was 82.An obituary on WWEs website says Fujiwara died Sunday morning. A WWE spokesman tells The Associated Press that he died in Knoxville, Tennessee.Fujiwara starred as a tag team champion in the ring before shifting into a bad-guy manager role in the 1980s. Magnificent Don Muraco, Yokozuna and George The Animal Steele were among those he managed. His trademark tactic was throwing salt into the eyes of opponents.He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2007. Clearance Ultra Boost NZ China . Howard Ganz, an MLB lawyer, said in a letter to U.S. District Judge Edgardo Ramos that Rodriguezs claims do not come "remotely close" to what is needed to overturn an arbitration decision in federal court. Cheap Ultra Boost NZ Free Shipping . -- Team after team passed on Andre Ellington in the draft. http://www.wholesaleultraboostnz.com/ . PAUL, Minn. COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Seth Jones will be out at least three weeks with a hairline fracture on the top of his right foot.The team said Monday that Jones was injured in Saturday nights game at St. Louis and put on injured reserve. Coach John Tortorella called it a huge loss.The 22-year-old Jones, Columbus No. 1 deffenseman, leads the team in ice time and has three goals and three assists. Cheap Shoes NZ Online. . He was part of the first defensive pairing with rookie Zach Werenski.If Jones is out three weeks, hell likely miss 10 games. ' ' ' Piatares. Cheap Air Max 90 UK. He said Wanderers coach Tony Popovic was instrumental in his decision to sign.I spoke with the coach and, after that, my decision was clear, Martinez said.I know that in 2014, they won the AFC Champions League and, last season, were only one point off first place.Im very happy. After a long wait, its happened and now Im focusing on working with the team. ' ' '
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