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GP2 runner-up Antonio Giovinazzi will join Ferrari as its third driver for the 2017 Formula One season. Rogers Hornsby .The Italian took five wins and bagged a total of eight podiums in 2016, but despite recording the most victories of any driver across the season, he ultimately missed out on the GP2 Series title to Prema teammate and Red Bull Junior Pierre Gasly by just eight points.While Giovinazzis full-time racing plans for 2017 are yet to be announced, Ferrari president Sergio Marchionne revealed on Monday that the 23-year-old will begin working with the Maranello based-outfit next year.I can confirm that in 2017 he [Giovinazzi] will be our third driver, Marchionne said. We took him because he is a great driver, but Im am very pleased also that he is an Italian.Ferrari team principal Maurizio Arrivabene said Giovinazzi will begin a simulator programme in January, and he is expected to drive the 2017 car during in-season testing.Giovinazzi has already had his first taste of Ferraris F1 simulator, having been handed an outing following his GP2 win in Monza in September. Austin Gomber . "Trying to breathe," he said with a grin. Bernier stopped 42 of 43 shots on Monday night, including all 22 in a hectic middle frame, his heroic performance propelling the Leafs toward an undue point in their final game before the Christmas break. Matt Carpenter . Cuban testified Thursday that he was upset when the companys CEO told him news that would reduce the value of his shares, for which hed paid $7.5 million. But he said he did nothing improper when he sold those shares over the next two days. http://www.custommlbcardinalsjersey.com/custom-ramon-urias-jersey-large-1451q.html . Toronto has dropped games to Indiana and Miami since a five-game winning streak and closed out a three-game road trip at 1-2. BLACKSBURG, Va. -- Justin Fuente arrives as Frank Beamers successor at Virginia Tech with an offensive background that has Hokies fans excited, and with lofty expectations.Last season at Memphis, Fuentes offense was steered by 6-foot-7 quarterback Paxton Lynch, the 26th player selected overall in the NFL draft, and hes not yet certain who will fill that role for the Hokies. The contenders are Brenden Motley, who showed dual-threat ability in six starts last season, and transfer Jerod Evans. He has no major college experience, but threw for 38 touchdowns against just three interceptions in just eight games before being sidelined with a wrist injury last year at Trinity Valley Community College in Texas.Motley, a fifth-year senior, was inherited, while Fuente also recruited Evans when he was at Memphis.Fuente has expressed no desire to rush before making a decision, and thats fine with the contenders.Im a team-first guy, Motley said. I know Rod is a team-first guy. If thats what coach wants to do, thats fine with me.Revered defensive coordinator Bud Foster is still around calling the defensive shots. He is looking to rebuild a defense that disappointed last season, especially in its inability to stop the run.Last year was very poor according to our standards, Foster said as camp got started. We are going to get back to that. I dont feel any pressure. When coach (Fuente) and I first started talking, he told me that I wouldnt have to play perfect defense anymore. I told him that he doesnt know me very well from that standpoint.In the offseason, several linemen in the defensive mix bulked up and got faster. With potential phenom Tim Settle in better shape and still weighing in at above 320 pounds -- and several other linemen having added weight and muscle -- Foster is optimistic.It is hard to play perfect, he said of the defense overall, but we are looking forr excellence. Red Schoendienst. ere are some things to watch at Virginia Tech this season:OPENING DAYThe Fuente era begins with a home game against Liberty, and the Hokies would do well to perform in a way that gives them a good feeling heading into Week Two. Thats when they will play Tennessee of the SEC at Bristol Motor Speedway, a long-anticipated matchup where 150,000 or so fans are expected to be in attendance.RECEIVER SHORTAGEIn Isaiah Ford and Cam Phillips, Virginia Tech has one of the best tandems of receivers in the ACC. Fuente likes to play fast and shuttle in lots of players. That has put pressure on young receivers to learn fast, although tight end Bucky Hodges and fullback Sam Rogers are also very capable pass-catchers.LINEBACKER DEPTHFoster has several young players that he has high expectations for, and in a defensive scheme that feeds a lot of the playmaking to the linebackers, he will need several of them to be ready to prove that his expectations are warranted quickly.KEY GAMESThe matchup with the Vols is huge and has been hyped as such. But with a Coastal Division title the primary objective for the year, the Hokies games at division rivals North Carolina on Oct. 8, at home on a Thursday night against Miami on Oct. 20 and at Duke of Nov. 5 will have the most to say about their prospects.PREDICTIONThe Hokies have limped into bowl eligibility several times in recent years, leading to the change at the top. But Fuentes fast-paced system is much different that the conservative approach Beamer preferred, and while it may take some time to hit their stride, theres too much talent not to go bowling again.---Online:The APs college football page: www.collegefootball.ap.org---Follow Hank on Twitter: www.twitter.com/hankkurzjr ' ' ' 
NEW YORK -- Yoenis Cespedes homered with two outs in the bottom of the 10th inning to give the New York Mets a 2-1 victory over the Miami Marlins on Monday night. Jackie Robinson Jersey .Jose Reyes dashed home to score the tying run in the eighth on a dangerous collision at the plate. Two innings later, Cespedes, who sat out Sundays loss to Philadelphia after his nagging right quadriceps flared up, launched a no-doubt drive to left-center on a 1-1 pitch from Nick Wittgren (4-3).The Mets pulled even with Miami for second place in the NL East. With its seventh victory in nine games, New York remained 2 1/2 games behind St. Louis for the leagues second wild card.Rookie left-hander Josh Smoker (1-0) struck out two in a perfect inning for his first major league win.CARDINALS 6, BREWERS 5MILWAUKEE -- Stephen Piscotty scored on a throwing error in the ninth inning after Carlos Martinez struck out a career-high 13, leading the St. Louis past Milwaukee.With two on and nobody out in the ninth, Yadier Molina dropped down a bunt. Reliever Tyler Thornburg (5-5) threw to third base for a force out, but Jonathan Villars throw to first was wild, allowing Piscotty to score.After Martinez held Milwaukee to one run over six innings, the Brewers scored four runs in the seventh to take a 5-3 lead. St. Louis tied it in the eighth on a two-run homer by Randal Grichuk off Corey Knebel.Seung Hwan Oh pitched a perfect ninth for his 14th save. Miguel Socolovich (1-0) pitched 1 2/3 scoreless innings to pick up his first win.Jedd Gyorko and Kolten Wong each hit solo home runs for the Cardinals.INDIANS 1, TWINS 0, 10 INNINGSCLEVELAND -- Jason Kipnis 10th-inning single scored Chris Gimenez as Cleveland handed Minnesota its 11th straight loss.Kipnis lined a 1-0 pitch from Brandon Kintzler (0-1) with one out to left-center to finally break up the scoreless game.Abraham Almonte pushed a bunt past Kintzler and beat the throw to first to start the inning. Gimenez fouled off two bunt attempts before poking a single through the right side with Almonte moving to second.Third baseman Miguel Sano fielded Rajai Davis slow roller. Third base umpire Ron Kupla ruled Sano tagged Almonte and the call was upheld after a Cleveland challenge.Kipnis then hit the second pitch from Kinztler for the game-winner.Zach McAllister (3-2) worked out of a bases-loaded jam in the 10th, retiring Max Kepler on a fly ball to end the inning.TIGERS 4, WHITE SOX 3DETROIT -- Jarrod Saltalamacchia hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the eighth inning to lift Detroit.Justin Upton also went deep for the Tigers, who pulled within a game of Baltimore for the American Leagues second wild card.Detroit trailed 3-2 after a solo homer in the seventh by Chicagos Tyler Saladino, but Saltalamacchias towering drive to right-center off Nate Jones (5-3) put the Tigers ahead.Justin Wilson (4-4) got the win in relief, and Francisco Rodriguez pitched a perfect ninth for his 37th save in 40 chances.Saladino drove in all three Chicago runs. James Shields allowed two runs and six hits in six innings.RED SOX 9, RAYS 4BOSTON -- Rick Porcello became the majors first 18-game winner and the first Red Sox pitcher in 70 years to open a season 13-0 in Fenway Park, going seven solid innings in Bostons victory over Tampa Bay.Mookie Betts hit his 30th homer, a solo shot, and drove in two runs for the Red Sox, who hold the ALs first wild-card spot but had lost four of five. Brock Holt had three hits and drove in two runs, Travis Shaw had three hits and Chris Young added a tiebreaking two-run double for Boston.Porcello (18-3) allowed three runs and six hits, striking out seven without issuing a walk.Matt Andriese (6-6) took the loss, giving up a season-high seven runs in four-plus innings. The Rays, buried in last in the AL East, have lost three of four.NATIONALS 4, PHILLIES 0PHILADELPHIA -- Tanner Roark threw seven impressive innings, Jayson Werth hit a solo homer and Washington beat Philadelphia.Roark (14-7) allowed four singles and struck out five. Marc Rzepczynski tossed a perfect eighth and Mark Melancon finished off the four-hitter.Phillies rookie Jake Thompson (1-4) allowed two runs and seven hits in seven innings. It was the longest and best of his five career starts.Werth lined a solo shot to left in the first against his former team.Bryce Harper raced home from first on Anthony Rendons single to left-center to make it 2-0 in the first. Clint Robinson and Trea Turner had RBI singles off Frank Herrmann in the ninth.BLUE JAYS 5, ORIOLES 1BALTIMORE -- Josh Donaldson hit his fourth homer in two days and Jose Bautista also went deep in support of Marco Estrada, leading Toronto past Baltimore.The Blue Jays lead the third-place Orioles by four games in the AL East. Baltimore has lost four out of five and is clinging to the second wild card.Donaldson hit a solo homer in the fourth to tie it 1-1. The AL MVP had three homers in a 9-6 win over Minnesota on Sunday.Estrada (8-6) allowed one run and four hits with four strikeouts over seven-plus innings. The Blue Jays have won three of his four starts against the Orioles this year.J.J. Hardy provided Baltimores only run with his eighth homer in the third.Baltimore left-hander Wade Miley (8-11) allowed three runs and five hits while tying a season high with nine strikeouts over seven innings.ROYALS 8, YANKEES 5KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Dillon Gee kept the Royals momentum going with six sharp innings, Alcides Escobar hit a three-run homer and Kansas City beat the New York Yankees.Gee (6-7) allowed only four hits and a run in the latest impressive start by the Royals staff, helping the reigning World Series champions win for the 18th time in 22 games.Lorenzo Cain, Kendrys Morales and Alex Gordon drove in runs off Michael Pineda (6-11) during a five-hit salvo in the first inning. Pineda then retired 15 straight before getting into a two-on, no-outs jam in the seventh that led to Escobars homer off reliever Blake Parker.Starlin Castro drove in two runs for the Yankees, the second in a four-run eighth inning that forced Kansas City manager Ned Yost to summon fill-in closer Kelvin Herrera.RANGERS 6, MARINERS 3ARLINGTON, Texas -- Yu Darvish struck out nine in 6 2/3 innings and Carlos Beltran homered among three hits, helping Texas beat Seattle.The American League-leading Rangers won the first of six straight games at home against the two teams chasing them in the AL West and dropped the Mariners into third place, a game behind Houston and 9 1/2 back of Texas.Darvish (5-3) easily outpitched fellow Japanese right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma for his third straight win, leaving to a standing ovation with a 6-1 lead in the seventh after throwing 110 pitches, the most since his return from Tommy John surgery.Sam Dyson struck out two in a perfect ninth for his 30th save, giving Texas 13 strikeouts.Iwakuma (14-10) lost his third straight start while matching his shortest outing of the season at three innings.ASTROS 6, ATHLETICS 0HOUSTON -- Jose Altuve homered, Joe Musgrove and three relievers combined on a four-hitter as Houston beat Oakland.Musgrove (2-2) struck out seven, walked three and allowed three hits over 5 1/3 innings, and then Luke Gregerson, Pat Neshek and Brad Peacock closed things out. Musgrove had allowed 13 runs over his last two starts.Houston closed within two games of the second AL wild card with the win and Baltimores loss.As starter Sean Manaea (5-9) left after 3 1/3 innings with a right rhomboid strain.Altuve hit his second homer in two games to lead off the sixth and extend Houstons lead to 3-0.Alex Bregman hit a two-run single and Carlos Correa had an RBI single as part of a three-run seventh. Mel Stottlemyre Jersey . 10 VCU 85-67 on Thursday night at the Puerto Rico Tip-Off. The Seminoles (4-0) have scored at least 80 points in each of their games. Hideki Matsui Jersey .S District Court against Major League Baseball, the Office of the Commissioner and his own union, the MLBPA. http://www.customyankeesjersey.com/custom-don-larsen-jersey-large-484i.html . -- Jonathan Drouin gave Halifax the boost it needed to edge host Sherbrooke Phoenix 3-2 in a shootout in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League action. WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Jaren Sina and Matt Hart each converted a pair of free throws in the final 26 seconds to allow George Washington to escape its Hall of Fame Classic home-court game with Siena, 77-75 on Tuesday night.The Saints held a 58-53 lead with eight minutes left in the game, but Sina knocked down a 3-pointer and a field goal to knot the score at 58-58 in what became a 14-0 run by the Colonials to take control.Sina finished with a team-high 16 points and Yuta Wataanabe contributed 13 points and grabbed a dozen rebounds for GW. Raul Mondesi Jersey. The Colonials (2-0) were 27 of 61 from the field (44.3 percent) and 5 of 19 from distance.Siena was 30 of 67 from the floor (44.8 percent) and 7 of 20 from distance, but the Saints were outrebounded, 46-29, and the Colonials got 10 more points from the free throw line. ' ' ' 
RIO DE JANEIRO -- They call her Six Feet of Sunshine, and Kerri Walsh Jennings is pretty good under the moonlight, too. Hurricanes Jerseys 2021 .The three-time gold medalist and partner April Ross advanced to the quarterfinals of the Olympic beach volleyball tournament in a midnight match, dispatching Italy 21-10, 21-16 in just 35 minutes.It was the third time in four matches the Americans played at midnight to showcase them for the U.S. television audience.You wont hear them complain: The gold medal match is also scheduled for 12 a.m. local time.We know that we wanted to get used to the midnight matches because thats when the later (round) matches are, Walsh Jennings said.Ross said she has been getting to bed around 3:30 a.m. after the midnight madness. Walsh Jennings said its more like 5 a.m.Were just so amped, she said. But we dont have to set an alarm in the morning.Walsh Jennings earned her nickname from her sunny disposition.But, as her opponents can attest, shes fierce on the court.One match after losing a set to Switzerland -- just the first set the Americans lost in Rio, and the second Walsh Jennings has lost in 25 Olympic matches -- the Americans rallied from deficits in both sets to put Italy away.That made it an early night of sorts for the fans who packed the Copacabana venue, despite the late start. Among those in the stands: comedian Leslie Jones, who draped an American flag around her shoulders and led her section in cheering.Walsh Jennings said she made eye contact with the Ghostbusters star on her way out to the court, and appreciated the energy she brought to the crowd. Shes just on fire, she said.The Americans first formed their partnership in London, when Walsh Jennings and Misty May-Treanor won their third straight gold medal -- beating Ross and Jennifer Kessy in the final. With May-Treanor retiring, Walsh Jennings asked Ross to join her on the quest for a fourth.Four years isnt all that long for a beach volleyball partnership, but its an eternity compared to Italians Marta Menegatti and Laura Giombini.Menegatti had qualified for Rio with Viktoria Orsi Toth, finishing a comfortable eighth in the world tour standings that fill out most of the field. But Orsi Toth failed a doping test just days before the Olympics were to begin, and she was replaced by Giombini.I want to thank Laura. It wasnt easy for her, Menegatti said. I am sad about Vicki. I am sad because shes not here and she should be here. But I think everything will work out because shes in the right. I have no doubt.The Italians had four training sessions before their opener in Rio, but still managed to advance out of group play and into the knockout round.Its the easiest thing in the world, Menegatti said with a smile, with four days of training when you work four years for this competition. Carolina Hurricanes Shirts . Los Angeles star goalie survived those perilous gymnastics with no problem, and he eventually backstopped the Kings to a skid-snapping win. Quick stopped 27 shots in his return from a 24-game injury absence, Jeff Carter scored the tiebreaking goal with 7:55 to play, and the Kings snapped their five-game losing streak with a 3-1 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday night. Hurricanes Jerseys 2020 . If ever they start actually putting pictures beside words in the dictionary, the Blue Jays left-handers mug will appear beside “Consistency. https://www.cheaphurricanes.com/ . -- Adam Snyder returned to the San Francisco 49ers this season because the offensive lineman thought it was his best opportunity to win a championship. Matchups are often a driving force behind fantasy football owners weekly lineup decisions. When choosing between two or more similarly talented players, you know the first question that comes to mind: Which one has the best matchup?But what, exactly, constitutes a favorable or unfavorable matchup?Thats where this column comes in. The Matchups Map provides a schedule-independent meethod to determine strength of positional matchups using the most recent, relevant data. Carolina Hurricanes Gear. Check back for updated numbers each week, including matchup highlights at each position -- both favorable and unfavorable -- based on those statistics. ' ' ' 
WASHINGTON -- Outfielder Bryce Harper?was not in the Nationals starting lineup for Sundays series finale against the San Francisco Giants. Ronnie Lott Jersey .Harper was removed from Saturdays 7-1 loss to the Giants with neck stiffness.After the game, Harper said he has been bothered by a stiff neck for a few days but wasnt sure what caused it.Harper was 0-for-3 with three strikeouts Saturday, dropping his batting average to .233. The 2015 National League MVP is now hitting .179 (19-for-106) since July 1 and has one home run in his past 22 games.The Nationals upcoming schedule is favorable should Harper require a few days to recover.Washington has a day off Monday before beginning a two-game series against the Indians (62-46 entering Sunday). The Nationals then have another day off Thursday. Steve Young Jersey . Cuban testified Thursday that he was upset when the companys CEO told him news that would reduce the value of his shares, for which hed paid $7.5 million. But he said he did nothing improper when he sold those shares over the next two days. Larry Schreiber Jersey . They hope to persuade the other team owners and commissioner Roger Goodell to put pressure on Redskins owner Daniel Snyder to drop the nickname they find offensive. "Given the way the meeting transpired," Ray Halbritter, an Oneida representative and leader of the "Change the Mascot Campaign," said Wednesday, "it became somewhat evident they were defending the continued use of the name. http://www.custom49ersjersey.com/custom-brent-jones-jersey-large-288d.html . U.S. District Judge Lorna G. Schofield in Manhattan agreed that lawyers on both sides could make their formal requests by Nov. 8. A hearing is scheduled for a day earlier. Jordan Siev, a lawyer for Rodriguez, wrote in a joint letter to the judge from lawyers on both sides that MLB lawyers planned to ask that the lawsuit be dismissed. GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Marvin Smith sank five 3-pointers and scored a career-high 23 points to lead UNC Greensboro to its sixth-straight win with a 108-56 victory over Division II-member Mars Hill on Monday night.It was UNCGs highest scoring game since a 111-110 double-overtime loss to Chattanooga on Jan. 27, 2011.Four other UNC Greensboro players also reached double figures as the Spartans (7-2) shot 63 percent from the field and piled up their largest margin of victory this season.Francis Alonso added 16 points, Demetrius Troy had 12, Mallik Massey 11 and Diante Baldwin 10 for the Spartans, who took a 58-25 advantage into the break and never trailed. Jerry Rice Jersey. After quickly falling behind 8-0 in the opening minutes, Mars Hill cut the gap to 11-7 with Luke Van-Rijns 3-pointer but couldnt stop the hot-shooting Spartans from pulling away.Van-Rijn finished with 14 points for Mars Hill, which played it as an exhibition game. Seventeen Lions played. ' ' ' 
Alan Smith joined Jamie Redknapp to analyse table-topping Leicesters win over Watford on Saturday Night Football. Custom Bears Jersey China . Riyad Mahrez hit the only goal at Vicarage Road as the Foxes took full advantage of the north London derby draw to move five points clear at the top of the Premier League. SNF Podcast Listen to this weeks podcast here! Listen to all Sky Sports football podcasts and subscribe each week via iTunes. Also See: Mahrez fires Foxes five clear As it happened Leicester video Leicester stats Jim Harbaugh Jersey . MLS Commissioner Don Garber and Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez also will attend the session, which was announced Monday. The league has discussed placing its next two expansion teams in Miami and Atlanta. Deon Bush Jersey . And when it opened, every player was at his stall. Thats a sure sign that a team is in a slump and is searching for answers. "Its embarrassing to be at home and play the way we did," said defenceman Josh Gorges. http://www.custombearsjersey.com/custom-rex-grossman-jersey-large-1796t.html .ca looks back at the stories and moments that made the year memorable.England have no need to recall Ian Bell with a host of young batting talent ready to step up, says Nasser Hussain. James Taylors retirement has opened up a spot in Englands middle order, while Nick Comptons place at No 3 could also be in jeopardy after his tough start to the county season.Bell, 34, has amassed over 7,700 runs in his 118 Tests but Hussain feels the selectors should look to the future when they pick the players to face Sri Lanka. Here is the XI Nasser would pick for the first Test I wouldnt go back to Bell as I think it would be a backward step, Hussain told Sky Sports News HQ ahead of Thursdays squad announcement.Bell has been a great player for England and he will do fine if he plays this summer, as Im sure Compton will, but if you go back then you are holding things up. National selectors Angus Fraser and Mick Newell discuss Englands possible squad for this summers Test series Youve got guys like James Vince, Tom Westley, Daniel Bell-Drummond, Alex Lees, Sam Robson and Tom Abell all getting lots of runs and you have to have an eye on the future.Its not an experimentation - its because I believe the lads Ive mentioned have a future in an England shirt and the sooner we get them in and around the team the better.Hussain believes Hampshire star Vince - who notched a hundred against reigning county champions Yorkshire earlier this season - should be handed a Test debut at Headingley. Nick Knight has called for England to bat Hampshires James Vince at three against Sri Lanka The former England captain would also like to see Jos Buttler recalled from his IPL stint with Mumbbai Indians and take the wicketkeeping gloves, allowing the in-form Jonny Bairstow to bat at No 5. Brian Urlacher Jersey. I think it is the right time for Vince, he said.A lot of comparisons are made to Michael Vaughan and while Im not sure about that just yet, he strikes me as a guy who could perform at the highest level. Nasser wants both Jos Buttler and Jonny Bairstow in the England side On Bairstow, who has plundered scores of 246 and 198 for Yorkshire this campaign, Hussain said: Hes been a run machine and getting his runs in excellent fashion so Id like to see him pushed up.I dont think England will go that way but I feel Buttler has unfinished business in Test cricket and if he cracks it coming in at No 7, he is a real talent.Thats not to say he hasnt done it - he has an 80 and two 70s - but there is much more to come.Hussain would not ditch Alex Hales from the top of the order, despite the Nottinghamshire right-hander averaging just 17 across his three Test matches against South Africa this winter. Warner knows where his off stump is and can see off the new ball if it is moving around, something Hales will have to learn. Nasser Hussain However, the Sky Sports pundit says Hales - a staple of Englands limited-overs sides - should look to Australia star David Warner as an example of how a naturally-aggressive player can flourish as a Test opener.Im not of the opinion that Hales should treat it as a one-day game as you have to keep the good balls out as a Test opener, added Hussain.People will say how Warner has come from T20 cricket and, yes, he smashes it really well - but he also has a very good technique.He knows where his off stump is and can see off the new ball if it is moving around, something Hales will have to learn. Former England captain Nasser Hussain wants Alex Hales to retain his place at the top of the order. Head to Sky Sports News HQ and Sky Sports digital platforms at 7am on Thursday for first news of Englands Test squad to play Sri Lanka.Then catch the three-Test series live on Sky Sports, starting with the first game at Headingley, from 10am, Thursday, May 19 on Sky Sports 2. 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CANTON, Ohio -- The Latest on the Pro Football Hall of Fame inductions (all times local):---10:25 p. Chris Jones Jersey .m.Brett Favre, footballs most durable quarterback and one of its greatest passers, has been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.The first three-time MVP (1995-97) and an NFL champion in 1996, Favre played 20 pro seasons with four teams. He defined toughness in appearing in a record 299 consecutive games, including 16 seasons with the Packers, a franchise he helped revitalize.A gunslinger with no fear on the field -- in addition to completing 6,300 passes for 71,838 yards and 508 touchdowns, he threw an NFL high of 336 interceptions -- Favre was a three-time All-Pro and made 11 Pro Bowls. His enthusiasm and love for the game marked his career, which began in Atlanta in 1991 and ended with the Vikings in 2010. He spent 2008 with the Jets.Favre, 46, was presented for induction by his wife, Deanna.---9:54 p.m.Tony Dungy, the first black coach to win a Super Bowl, has been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.Known as much for his work as a mentor to players and insistence on athletes being good citizens, Dungy led the Indianapolis Colts to the 2006 NFL title. He also has a coaching tree that has featured Mike Tomlin, Herman Edwards, Jim Caldwell, Rod Marinelli, Leslie Frazier and Lovie Smith.A disciple of Hall of Fame coach Chuck Noll, Dungy went 139-69 in 13 seasons, including 85-27 with the Colts from 2002-08. Before joining Indianapolis, Dungy turned around a perennial loser in Tampa Bay, taking the Buccaneers to the 1999 NFC title game.He was fired in Tampa in 2001 and the Bucs won the Super Bowl the next year with Jon Gruden as coach.Dungy, 60, was presented for induction by former teammate Donnie Shell.---9:15 p.m.Ed DeBartolo Jr., whose San Francisco 49ers became the first franchise to win five Super Bowls, has been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame as a contributor.Presented by his daughter Lisa, DeBartolo was known as much for his compassion and care for people throughout his organization as for building a winning football team. Hall of Fame quarterback Steve Young credits DeBartolo for working to create strong relationships between players and owners throughout the NFL.His teams won the league championships for the 1981, 84, 88, 89 and 94 seasons.The 69-year-old DeBartolo, who owned shopping malls, was embroiled in the corruption case against former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards and suspended by the NFL for the 1999 season after being found guilty of failing to report a bribe, a felony. After the suspension, DeBartolo gave control of the team to his sister.---9:03 p.m.Ken Stabler, one of the first great left-handed NFL quarterbacks, has been inducted in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.Nicknamed Snake for his elusiveness on and off the field, Stabler helped the 1970s Oakland Raiders win their first Super Bowl and make it to four other conference championship games in a five-year span.Stabler, who died last year, was elected by the Seniors Committee. He was known for some of the biggest plays in Raiders history: scoring a go-ahead touchdown in the 1972 Immaculate Reception playoff loss against Pittsburgh; throwing a late TD pass that Clarence Davis caught in a Sea of Hands to beat defending champion Miami the next season; and his intentional fumble forward in the closing seconds of a game against San Diego in 1978 that led to a touchdown -- the Holy Roller play -- and to a rule change.He was presented via video by Hall of Fame coach John Madden.---8:33 p.m.Colorful sacks specialist Kevin Greene has been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.Always a showman who also spent some time as a professional wrestler, Greenes 160 sacks are third most in NFL history. In 15 pro seasons for four franchises, Greene played linebacker and defensive end.Perhaps the most startling aspects of Greenes time with the Rams, Steelers, 49ers and Panthers were his durability and productivity. He missed just a dozen games, and 10 times finished with at least 10 sacks, including 12 with Carolina in his final season in 1999 at age 37.Twice an All-Pro, Greene also became a linebackers coach in Green Bay from 2009-13.Greene, 54, was presented by Packers defensive coordinator Dom Capers.---8:20 p.m.Dick Stanfel, a star on the offensive line for two teams in the 1950s, has been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.Stanfel, who died last year at age 87, helped the Detroit Lions win the NFL title in 1952 and 53. He earned All-Pro honors five times in his seven-season career, four years with Detroit and three with Washington, before retiring at 31 and going into coaching.A seniors committee nominee, Stanfel was considered one of the most technically sound blockers of his day, someone Hall of Famer Mike Ditka called a hell of a football player.He was presented for induction by Hall of Fame coach Marv Levy.---7:53 p.m.Orlando Pace, one of the NFLs dominant offensive tackles for 13 seasons, has been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.The top overall draft choice by the St. Louis Rams in 1997, Pace became the anchor on the line for the Super Bowl-winning Greatest Show on Turf. He helped turn running back Marshall Faulk and quarterback Kurt Warner into NFL MVPs.Pace played a dozen seasons for the Rams before finishing his career with the Bears. A five-time All-Pro in an era featuring outstanding tackles, the 6-foot-7, 325-pound Pace was as adept as a run blocker as he was in pass protection.In an eight-season stretch from 1998-2005, Pace played every game in seven of those seasons. He was given the franchise tag three consecutive years.Pace, 40, was presented by his son, Justin.---7:30 p.m.Marvin Harrison, whose 143 receptions in 2002 are an NFL record, has been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.Harrison retired in 2008 with 1,102 catches, now third behind Jerry Rice and Tony Gonzalez. He had eight consecutive seasons with at least 1,100 yards receiving for Indianapolis, and won a Super Bowl in February 2007. His receptions, 14,608 yards and 128 touchdowns are all Colts franchise records. He topped the 100-catch mark four straight times.He was Peyton Mannings prime target for most of Harrisons career. Yet it took him three tries to get into the hall.A first-round draft pick in 1996, Harrison made eight Pro Bowls, was a three-time All-Pro, and missed only 18 games in 13 NFL seasons. Eleven of those were in 2007.Colts owner Jimmy Irsay presented Harrison, 43, for induction.---6:50 p.m.Pro Football Hall of Fame President David Baker began the induction ceremony Saturday night for the class of 2016 by noting the winners of several awards.ESPNs Chris Mortensen won the McCann Award from the Pro Football Writers of America for long and distinguished contribution to pro football through media coverage. Mortensen, currently undergoing cancer treatment, has covered the NFL for 32 years.Joe Browne, who worked for the NFL for 50 years and was a key aide to commissioners Pete Rozelle, Paul Tagliabue and Roger Goodell, was honored with the halls Ralph Hay Pioneer Award. The award is presented periodically to an individual who has made significant and innovative contributions to professional football.CBS broadcaster James Brown has won the Pete Rozelle Radio-Television Award, which recognizes longtime exceptional contributions to radio and television in the sport.---4:35 p.m.Ariana Luterman, 17, of Addison, Texas, is the U.S. Army-Pro Football Hall of Fame Award for Excellence winner.Luterman, one of 20 finalists vying for the honor, received the award at a luncheon Saturday during Hall of Fame induction weekend. On hand were several Hall of Famers: linebackers Derrick Brooks and Kevin Greene, cornerbacks Mike Haynes and Aeneas Williams, tackle Anthony Munoz, wide receiver James Lofton, running back Floyd Little and defensive end Jack Youngblood.Luterman is a rising senior and a triathlete.Ariana has demonstrated to her peers, teachers and coaches that she understands both the core of the Army ethos -- she never accepts defeat and quitting is never an option -- but also the Army values of loyalty, duty, respect, selfless service, honor, integrity and personal courage, said Mark Davis, deputy assistant secretary of the Army for marketing.We are thrilled to recognize Ariana and all of our outstanding student-athletes here today. Each of our 20 finalists deserves recognition for their exceptional performance in athletics, academics and community involvement.The Award for Excellence program highlights the achievements of student-athletes across the country and is open to all sophomore, junior and senior high school athletes in the United States.---3:45 p.m.Fans headed to Saturday nights Hall of Fame induction ceremony who also attended Friday nights Tim McGraw concert to kick off the weekend were still buzzing about the show.McGraw, a huge football fan, had Hall of Famers Jim Kelly and Mel Blount come on stage at the end of Something Like That. Blount even did a little singing, and Kelly called McGraw a Hall of Famer for one night.Several fans said they were impressed that the country stars opening song, How Bad Do You Want It? featured football videos behind the stage and around the stadium.A Packers fan from Milwaukee, wearing a No. 4 Brett Favre jersey who identified himself only as Lou (no last name, please; I aint supposed to be here) said he especially enjoyed when McGraw changed a line in I Like It, I Love It. The lyric usually is: I aint seen the Braves play a game all year, but McGraw substituted Packers.Hey, Tim McGraw one night, Brett going into the Hall of Fame the next, Lou said. Thats heaven.---AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP-NFL Nick Lowery Jersey . Manuel was offered a position the day he was fired. He accepted earlier this week and the team made the announcement Friday. Derrick Nnadi Jersey . Defencemen Drew Doughty, Shea Weber and forward Ryan Getzlaf also scored for the Canadians, who started their gold-medal defence 2-0. Goalie Roberto Luongo, getting the call in place of Game 1 starter Carey Price, was solid when needed in making 23 saves for the shutout. http://www.customchiefsjersey.com/custom-juan-thornhill-jersey-large-1596n.html .com) - The Edmonton Oilers and Vancouver Canucks both take aim at their first wins of the season on Saturday, as the Canucks open their home slate at Rogers Arena. NEW YORK -- Word has been out for a while: The right way to go after the Los Angeles Dodgers is with left-handed pitching.Unable to solve veteran southpaw CC Sabathia, the NL West leaders were shut out for the second time in three games Tuesday night and lost 3-0 to the New York Yankees.Before the game, manager Dave Roberts said he thought Sabathia would pose a very good test for a team thats struggling against lefties.I dont think we fared too well, he said.Despite starting six right-handed batters, the Dodgers managed just five hits and never got more than one in an inning.Its a familiar problem and one that could prove an Achilles heel the rest of the way. Los Angeles began the night batting only .215 with a .295 on-base percentage and .633 OPS versus left-handers.I think that we had a good plan in place and he made pitches, Roberts said. As we finish out the next 18 games, were going to see some left-handed pitching and rightfully so. So theres got to be some point where we break through.In the series finale Wednesday afternoon, Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw makes his first career start at Yankee Stadium.Jacoby Ellsbury and Didi Gregorius came off the bench and hit back-to-back homers on consecutive pitches from Ross Stripling in the seventh.Sabathia pitched three-hit ball for 6 1/3 innings, Gary Sanchez added a leadoff home run in the eighth and the Yankees won for the eighth time in 10 games. They pulled even with Detroit, two games behind Toronto and Baltimore for the two AL wild cards.Prized rookie Julio Urias was lifted in the fourth by the Dodgers, who had won seven of nine before getting blanked for the 10th time this season.They have a four-game lead in the NL West over San Francisco, which lost 6-4 to San Diego.The 20-year-old Urias, outdone by a fellow southpaw 16 years his senior, walked three and threw 78 pitches in what is expected to be his final start this year. Los Angeles plans to put Urias in the bullpen to limit his innings and get him ready for his potential postseason role.Ill be happy with whatever decision they take, Urias said through a translator.Sabathia struck out seven and walked one as the Yankees rebounded from consecutive losses following a seven-game winning streak.Adam Warren (3-1) retired both batters he faced, and Dellin Betances got four outs for his 11th save.Ellsbury originally was rested against the left-hander, but entered in the fifth when rookie right fielder Aaron Judge exited with an oblique injury.With one out in the seventh, Ellsbury drove a hangingg breaking ball from Stripling (4-7) into the second deck in right field to snap a scoreless tie. Spencer Ware Jersey. Gregorius, nursing a sore rib, connected on Striplings next pitch for his first career pinch-hit homer.I never, to my knowledge, have given up back-to-back homers on back-to-back pitches, so hopefully that doesnt happen again, Stripling said. Obviously, stinks to be the guy that gives it up.Sanchez went the opposite way against Jesse Chavez, the rookies 14th home run in 136 at-bats this year.A BRONX TALEUrias became the youngest pitcher to start a game at Yankee Stadium since Edwin Correa in 1986, the Elias Sports Bureau said.TRAINERS ROOMDodgers: LHP Brett Anderson, on the disabled list with a blister on his index finger, is scheduled to make a rehab start Friday for Triple-A Oklahoma City in Game 3 of the Pacific Coast League championship series against El Paso. ... RHP Brandon McCarthy (right hip stiffness) and LHP Alex Wood (elbow impingement) will throw in simulated-game situations this week in Arizona, Roberts said. ... Roberts said he thinks LHP Scott Kazmir (neck inflammation) is shut down at this point following a setback last week during his rehab start at Oklahoma City. ... LF Yasiel Puig went 0 for 4 with two strikeouts in the cleanup spot. He appeared to be shaken up after he fouled a pitch back in the first. Puig was checked by a trainer after another foul ball a few pitches later, but remained in the game. He had a little something with his left shoulder and when he was in Oklahoma City there was a couple swings that he took that got something triggered behind his left shoulder, but he said he was adamant about staying in the game and said that there was nothing to it, Roberts said. ... Andre Ethier probably will be the DH on Wednesday, Roberts said.UP NEXTDodgers: Kershaw (11-3, 1.89 ERA) is set to make his second start since missing more than two months with a back injury. The ace left-hander threw 66 pitches over three innings last Friday in a 4-1 loss at Miami, but Roberts wouldnt say how many Kershaw might throw this time. Itll be more than his last start, Roberts said. We expect Clayton to be Clayton.Kershaw has faced the Yankees twice at Dodger Stadium, allowing two earned runs over 15 innings (1.20 ERA) in a pair of no-decisions -- the last in July 2013.Yankees: RHP Michael Pineda (6-11, 5.07) is 0-1 with a 4.65 ERA in his past six starts. ' ' ' 
ST. Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Blue Tint Cheap . PAUL, Minn. -- Devan Dubnyk was on edge as the final 35 seconds ticked off.That seems odd for someone who has been as cool as can be for three straight games.Dubnyk stopped 29 shots for his third straight shutout and 22nd of his career as the Minnesota Wild beat the Dallas Stars 4-0 on Saturday night.Usually when it gets to a 4-0 game youre happy with the win and if the shutout happens, great. But you dont really get nervous, he said. That was probably the first time I started to get a little nervous toward the end of a 4-0 game. But its fun.Mikael Granlund, Nino Niederreiter, Eric Staal and Tyler Graovac scored for Minnesota, which improved to 6-2-1.Dubnyk didnt have to make any spectacular saves in establishing a new personal best scoreless stretch of 180 minutes. Hes stopped 94 straight shots. The last goal he allowed was in overtime last Saturday.I dont know if he can do it for 73 more games, but right now hes doing very well, said Wild coach Bruce Boudreau.Dallas, which has just four goals in its last four games, hit the post twice.We know what we do well when were playing well, said Jason Spezza, who returned after missing two games. But this year weve had not the results we want, so we have to get back to finding our game and be a little more consistent with it.A key to the Wilds early-season success has been offensive contributions from all players. Eighteen players have accounted for Minnesotas 32 goals and a league-best 18 now have points.Granlund added his name to that goal list to give Minnesota a 1-0 lead in the first with the Wilds first short-handed goal of the season.Off a turnover by Jason Spezza, Mikko Koivu deked John Klingberg with a toe drag in the Dallas zone before centering to Granlund, who tucked the puck behind Kari Lehtonen. Granlund was the only Wild player to appear in all the teams previous eight games without scoring.Lehtonen finished with 11 saves.We got to be better on the power play and not give up that short-handed goal, and try to at least get momentum if were not going to score, said captain Jamie Benn.Dallas had a 13-1 advantage in second-period shots.Dubnyk wasnt worried.I know that at some point were going to play, and were going to play the way we need to and thats exactly what happened, he said. We go out there and again for the third straight game we have a great third period when we have a lead and we get some big goals.Niederreiter gave the Wild a 2-0 lead early in the third with a wrist shot from the left circle, before Staal and Graovac scored less than three minutes apart. Graovacs goal was the first of his career.I know I had a lot of family watching that game, said Graovac, called up from Iowa of the AHL earlier in the day. Its not just me scoring that goal. Its my aunts, uncles, grandmother, my parents back home. Its just something very special for all of us that we can all enjoy.Graovac was sent back down to Iowa after the game.Minnesota played its first of what could be many games without left wing Zach Parise and defenseman Marco Scandella. The team announced before the game that both are listed as week-to-week with lower-body injuries sustained Thursday in Buffalo.Game notes Dallas RW Jiri Hudler returned after missing five contests with an illness. . RW Christoph Bertschy was also recalled from Iowa and sent back down after the game. The Wild sent down LW Teemu Pulkkinen. ... Dallas reassigned forward Justin Dowling to AHL Texas. ... Wild D Jared Spurgeon returned after missing four games with a lower-body injury.UP NEXTStars: At Columbus on Tuesday night to conclude a three-game trip.Wild: Host Buffalo on Tuesday night. Yeezy Boost 380 Alien . 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The qualifying offer is a one-year deal worth the average of the top 125 salaries in baseball. If a player accepts a qualifying offer, the deal is done.But if a player declines a qualifying offer, he becomes a free agent. Any team that signs the free-agent plaayer loses its top draft pick -- if its not one of the top 10 draft picks, which are protected. Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Wholesale. The team that loses the player is awarded a compensatory pick between the first and second rounds.This is the second-largest jump in a qualifying offer between two years; the biggest rise was from 2013 to 2014, when it climbed from $14.1 million to $15.3 million. Qualifying offers were first extended to potential free agents in 2012. ' ' ' 
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BOSTON -- Jimmy Hayes scored the games only goal, Tuukka Rask made 18 saves and the Boston Bruins beat the Los Angeles Kings 1-0 on Sunday. Jace Sternberger Super Bowl Jersey .Hayes goal was his first in seven games and only his second in 28 games this season.Rask recorded his fourth shutout of the year for the Bruins (17-13-1), who had lost two straight games and five of six coming in.Boston was without leading scorer David Pastrnak, who had right elbow surgery Friday. Pastrnaks 19 goals rank second in the NHL behind Pittsburghs Sidney Crosby (21).Peter Budaj had 29 saves for the Kings (16-13-2), who won their previous two games. Los Angeles was outshot 30-18.Colin Millers wrister from the top of the right circle caught a piece of Hayes stick and zipped past Budaj 4:20 into the opening period. Hayes was initially credited with an assist on Millers goal, but the call was changed. Dominic Moore also assisted on the goal.Hayes has gone 45 games without an assist dating to last Feb. 22. He is three points shy of 100 for his career.Kyle Clifford went to the locker room with 16:36 remaining in the third after taking a hit from the Bruins Adam McQuaid while chasing a puck in the corner. He returned later in the period.NOTES. Boston RW David Pastrnak underwent surgery on his right elbow Friday and is expected to miss at least one more game. ... Bruins D Kevan Miller returned after missing Thursdays game with the flu. ... Los Angeles D Brayden McNabb (broken collarbone) practiced Saturday for the first time since his Oct. 29 injury. He likely will not play for the rest of the Kings road trip. ... D Colin Miller was a fifth-round draft pick of Los Angles in 2012. He was traded to Boston in a package for LW Milan Lucic on June 26, 2015. ... The Bruins assigned D Matt Grzelcyk to AHLs Providence on Saturday.UP NEXTKings: Play the fifth of nine straight games away from home against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Tuesday.Bruins: Complete a three-game homestand against the New York Islanders on Tuesday. Kenny Clark Super Bowl Jersey . -- Stanfords Kevin Danser knelt on one knee and hardly moved on the sideline as Michigan State celebrated its Rose Bowl victory and his Cardinal teammates made their way to the locker room. Clay Matthews Super Bowl Jersey .ca! Kerry, Two nights after the Scott-Eriksson incident in Buffalo, the Bruins returned home to play San Jose. In that game, Zdeno Chara put a check on Tommy Wingels that clearly targeted his head. https://www.packersrookiestore.com/Packers-Paul-Hornung-Jersey/ . Kyle Denbrook, a soccer player from Saint Marys University, took the CIS male athlete of the week honour. Stanley, a fourth-year business administration student from Charlottetown, scored both goals in a 2-0 win over Dalhousie on Friday and tallied again in a 1-0 win over Saint Marys on Sunday. LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- The Auburn volleyball team went into intermission trailing No. 21 Louisville, 0-2, and came out of it swinging, using tough serves and solid defense to pull off a 3-2 (15-25, 17-25, 25-14, 25-22, 15-8) comeback victory over the Cardinals Saturday night. The match was the final one of the Active Ankle Challenge in the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Ky.Louisville is a really good team and were very efficient the first two sets, head coach Rick Nold said. We came out with a new mentality in set three and started really fighting for points. When you do that, things start working out in your favor and thats what happened to us tonight.The Tiger servers took care of business beginning in the third set, putting the Cardinals (4-2) out of system on a consistence basis and allowing the Auburn offense to capitalize on free balls.We really tightened up our serving after the break and got them out of system a lot, Nold added. That forced Louisville into some errors and we took advantage of it.The win moved Auburn to 3-4 on the season. Santa Clara captured the tournament title after going 3-0 on the weekend.Sophomore Brenna McIlroy and junior Alexa Filley were placed on the All-Tournament team for the Tigers. McIlroy led the Auburn offense with a season-high 18 kills, while Filley finished with another double-double of 48 assists and 19 digs. Senior Emily Klitzke added 13 kills and freshman Gwyn Jones had 11 with two blocks.Defensively, junior Jesse Earl put together a 16-dig performance, while sophomore Abigail Miller had a career-best 10 digs. Junior Tate Pember added six digs and a team-best two service aces.The Cardinals (4-2) were led by Melanie McHenry with 14 kills and 16 digs. Tess Clark and Janelle Jenkins added 12 kills apiece and libero Molly Sauer had a match-high 20 digs.Kills from Filley and McIlroy put the Tigers up earlly at 4-3 in the first set. Dave Robinson Super Bowl Jersey. Tied at seven, the Cardinals pushed a five-point run to go up 12-7. Another long Louisville run lifted the home squad to a 17-9 advantage and the Cards took the set, 25-15.Louisville took a quick 4-2 lead in set two and held its slim margin until a handful of Cardinal errors pushed Auburn ahead at 9-8. The Cards responded with a run to go up at 16-11, forcing a Tiger timeout. Louisville went into intermission with a 25-17 win.Auburn used tough serving to take a 7-4 lead in the third stanza and Cardinal errors lifted the Tigers to a 12-9 lead. The Auburn service line continued to put Louisville out system and more Cardinal miscues pushed the Tigers up 17-12. A trio of Klitzke kills made it 20-13 and kills from Stephanie Campbell and McIlroy gave Auburn a 25-14 victory.The Tigers maintained momentum in set four and pushed a 7-5 lead. A pair of Campbell/Filley blocks followed by a trio of Louisville attack errors made it 14-9 Auburn. A kill from Klitzke put the Tigers up 19-15 before the Cardinals regained some energy to take a 20-19 lead. Back-to-back swings by Jones gave Auburn its lead back at 22-21 and the Tigers forced the deciding set with a 25-22 win.The visiting team opened the fifth with a 5-1 run highlighted by trio of kills from McIlroy. The Cardinals battled back and cut the Tiger lead at 6-5. Three Louisville errors put Auburn up 10-7 and a kill from McIlroy gave the visitors match point at 14-8. Pember sealed the Tiger win with a service ace, 15-8.The Tigers return to Auburn Arena, Sept. 9-10, and host the Auburn Invitational. The team opens with a pair of matches vs. Memphis and Miami (OH) Friday and close out the weekend with a 1:30 p.m. match vs. Jacksonville. ' ' ' 
FRANKFURT, Germany -- Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos will miss Germanys upcoming World Cup qualifier against San Marino and the friendly against Italy because of a foot injury. Jerry Rice Super Bowl Jersey .The German soccer federation says Kroos has a hairline fraction in his right foot and will be unable to practice for 10 days.Germany plays San Marino on Friday and meets Italy on Tuesday in Milan. The Germans lead their group after winning their first three matches.The team is seeking to win the group and gain a direct berth in the 2018 World Cup tournament in Russia, where it hopes to defend its title. DeForest Buckner Super Bowl Jersey . Tomas Berdych and Radek Stepanek defeated Nenad Zimonjic and Ilija Bozoljac 6-2, 6-4, 7-6 (4) on the indoor hard-court at Belgrade Arena. The victory improved the Czech pairs impressive cup doubles record to 14-1. C. J. Beathard Super Bowl Jersey . 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Where football is being played in much of the Southeast, expect it to be wet and sloppy.Five things to know heading into week six.BEST GAMENo. 9 Tennessee at No. 8 Texas A&MThe Volunteers schedule has been relentless, following up the emotional win against Florida and the stunning victory against Georgia with a trip to Kyle Field.The Vols and Aggies are meeting for the first time since A&M joined the Southeastern Conference and both are looking like league championship contenders. The marquee players are pass rushers.Aggies defensive end Myles Garrett is a force who could be the first overall pick in the next NFL draft. Vols defensive end Derek Barnett has four sacks and is also a future first-round draft pick.Extra intrigue: With Florida postponing its game against LSU and no makeup date planned, it should be noted that according to SEC rules the Gators at 6-1 would be the East champions over Tennessee at 6-2 with a victory against the Gators. The Vols play No. 1 Alabama next week.HEISMAN WATCHWashington quarterback Jake Browning has the highest passer efficiency rating among Power Five quarterbacks, 17 touchdown passes and just two interceptions. The Huskies played some weak competition to open the season, but last weeks statement win against Stanford has people paying attention.This week theyll try to follow-up by snapping a 12-game losing streak to Oregon. The Ducks are a mess and have lost three straight. Its a prime-time game on Fox and Browning can thrust himself in the Heisman conversation with some gaudy stats against a team giving up plennty of them. Weston Richburg Super Bowl Jersey. NUMBERS TO KNOW3.58 -- Yards per play allowed by No. 10 Miami, second-best in FBS.6.98 -- Yards per play allowed by No. 23 Florida State, 125th in FBS.6 -- Consecutive wins by Florida State against Miami.8 -- No. 15 Stanfords winning streak against Washington State. One more victory by the Cardinal will give them the longest winning streak in the history of the series.88 -- The Ohio State record for touchdowns accounted for in a career held by Braxton Miller. J.T. Barrett needs for more to match it. The second-ranked Buckeyes host Indiana.UNDER THE RADARAir Force tries to go 5-0 for the first time since 2005 when it travels to Mountain West rival Wyoming, which is looking for its first 4-2 start since 2011.The schools are located about 200 miles apart and have played 55 times, including 37 consecutive seasons. Things got testy back in 2012 when then-Wyoming coach Dave Christensen ranted and cursed at Air Force coach Troy Calhoun after the game because he believed the Falcons were faking injuries to slow the Cowboys offense.Wyoming has won three of the last five but overall Air Force leads 28-23-3.COACH IN NEED OF A WINTexas coach Charlie Strong is back in an uncomfortable place. Two-game losing streak. Demoted a coordinator. The president of the school felt compelled to tweet out support for Strong this week.The Red River Rivalry against No. 20 Oklahoma provided Strong and the Longhorns some relief last season with a surprising victory. Strong could use another one to get things righted in Austin, but with former Longhorns grad assistant Tom Herman making a playoff run at Houston pretty good might not be good enough for Strong this season.---Follow Ralph D. Russo at www.Twitter.com/ralphDrussoAp ' ' ' 
PITTSBURGH -- The bye week looks like it landed at a perfect time for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Stars Jerseys 2020 .The Steelers suffered their second straight lopsided defeat on Sunday, this one at home against the New England Patriots. But Pittsburgh played without five regular contributors because of injury, including quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and defensive end Cameron Heyward.The Steelers are hopeful for rest and recovery before a road game at AFC North rival Baltimore on Nov. 6.We need to get all the pieces back together, offensive lineman Marcus Gilbert said Monday. We have a lot of bodies dinged up. We have to get some rest, heal up and really take advantage of this bye week.Gilbert missed the previous three weeks with an ankle injury. He said he wanted to return against New England, but the ankle didnt respond the way he had hoped. Gilbert expects to be back after the bye against the Ravens.Its unclear when Roethlisberger will return.Roethlisberger underwent surgery and was expected to miss four to six weeks after he injured his left knee against Miami. Roethlisberger didnt speak to reporters on Monday, but he was spotted in the locker room walking without a limp. He also jogged onto the field Sunday to greet his defensive teammates prior to the game against New England.Thats encouraging to Gilbert, who prefers to see Roethlisberger return when hes 100 percent so he doesnt suffer a setback.I see him walking around and hes been looking good, Gilbert said. Well see how hes progressing. Whenever hes ready, Im sure hell be out there, first thing, because we need him.The defense could use a boost from Heyward, who missed the previous two weeks with a hamstring injury.I feel good one day and take a step back the next, Heyward said. I have to be smart and keep progressing. I have to take it day by day because I dont know how Ill be feeling in two days. I just have to make sure Im pushing myself to the extent where Im ready to go when I get back.Its a frustrating situation for Heyward, who previously played in 85 consecutive regular-season games.Im just doing everything possible, Heyward said. I want to get back for my teammates because I feel like I can contribute and help out.The Steelers could also potentially see a boost offensively from tight end Ladarius Green, who signed a four-year $20 million contract in the spring, but started the season on the physically unable to perform list and continues to work his way back from offseason ankle surgery.Green said Monday that he has been medically cleared to return to practice, but he hasnt been cleared by head coach Mike Tomlin. The team has 21 days once Green begins practicing to determine whether to put him on the 53-man roster.Green would like to return to practice, but he will follow the coachs decision.It would be nice to get a little practice under my belt, Green said. (Tomlin) knows I want to be out there, but its up to him to do whats best for the team.The Steelers anticipate extra rest from the bye could help wide receiver Markus Wheaton return to the lineup against Baltimore. Wheaton is dealing with a lingering shoulder injury sustained in the preseason.Wheaton missed the first two games of the season, but returned to catch passes in the next three. He suffered a setback and missed the previous two games against Miami and New England.Anytime you take a step backwards its frustrating, Wheaton said.---AP NFL websites: http://pro32.ap.org and http://twitter.com/AP-NFL Dallas Stars Pro Shop . 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It also reiterated how much the Falcons (6-3) have progressed as a team since the earlier meeting.First game of the year, they played a little better than we did that day, Ryan said after tossing scoring passes to four different targets. I felt like we have continued to improve from that time of year. For me, thats like the best thing from a confidence standpoint -- that we continue to get better week in and week out.Julio Jones had another big game , with eight receptions for 111 yards. In 10 career meetings against Tampa Bay, hes averaged 110.6 yards per game with eight touchdowns.It was the receivers fifth 100-yard game of the season, 33rd of his career.The amount of guys that get involved in the game is a big topic for us, Atlanta coach Dan Quinn said.Levine Toilolo, Patrick DiMarco and Austin Hooper also caught TD passes from Ryan, who leads the NFL with 2,980 yards and 23 touchdowns vs. four interceptions.Receiver Taylor Gabriel scored on a 9-yard run.Jameis Winston threw for 261 yards and three touchdowns for the Bucs (3-5), including scoring passes of 3 and 24 yards to Mike Evans, who had 11 receptions for 150 yards.Both of Tampa Bays young stars finished the game on the sideline, with Evans being evaluated for a possible concussion and Winston limping off after being shaken up when he was tackled trying to score on a two-point conversion play with just under seven minutes remaining.Winston was tackled around the ankle by Atlantas Brooks Reed and also hit by cornerback Jalen Collins. He said he was fine and didnt leave the game because he was injured.Coach took me out, Winston said.Mike Glennon finished up for the Bucs, taking his first regular season snaps since 2014. He threw a late TD pass to Cameron Brate to cut into a 23-point deficit. Dallas Stars Store. Some things to know about the Falcons and Buccaneers:MOVING FORWARD: The Falcons are positioned well in the division, but dont want to get ahead of themselves. One of the things I do like about our team is were able to stay on the present moment and focus on the team that is at hand. ... Our focus this week was on us and how well we could attack, so were going to stay right in that window. Tampa Bay has lost two straight on the heels of a two-game winning streak that got them back in the division race. Were 3-5 at the halfway point, and thats what we earned. Theres half a season left. Ive got to figure out a way to help this team play up to its potential because right now theyre not, Bucs coach Dirk Kotter said. And thats on me.DEPENDABLE JONES: Jones started slowly, before the Falcons finally got him involved. The All-Pro receiver had half his production coming during a two-minute stretch of the second quarter. Early in the second half with the Falcons only leading 20-14, Jones caught passes from Matt Ryan on four consecutive plays, all for first downs, during an 86-yard touchdown drive. His play kind of got us going, Ryan said.THE BUCS STOP HERE: Falcons DT Grady Jarrett stopped a promising Tampa Bay drive with sacks on successive plays late in the first half. The Falcons finished with three sacks, hiking their season total to 21 in nine games. They had 19 last season, fewest in the NFL.LYNCH HONORED: Retired S John Lynch became the ninth member of the Bucs Ring of Honor during a halftime ceremony. Lynch earned nine Pro Bowl selections during a 15-year career with Tampa Bay and the Denver Broncos. He was a captain on the Bucs only Super Bowl championship team (2002) and ranks fifth in team history with 164 games played. Lynch was inducted into the Broncos Ring of Honor earlier this month.---AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and http://twitter.com/AP-NFL ' ' ' 
STARKVILLE, Miss. China Jerseys Cheap . -- South Alabama quarterback Dallas Davis thought hed be nervous before his first career start -- against a Southeastern Conference opponent, no less -- until he walked onto the field at Mississippi State.He heard the deafening cowbells. He saw the big crowd. He knew his side was a huge underdog.And somehow, he relaxed.The Jaguars pulled the first major upset of the college football season, holding off Mississippi State 21-20 Saturday when Westin Graves 28-yard field goal try smacked off the upright and fell away in the final seconds.Facing a team favored by four touchdowns, Davis capped a late comeback by throwing a 4-yard touchdown pass to Gerald Everett with 57 seconds left.Davis, a 6-foot-2, 215-pound sophomore, completed 24 of 34 passes for 285 yards and two scores. He also had a highlight-reel run in the second half, hurdling Brandon Bryant on the way to another big gain.The Jaguars took down an SEC team for the first time in school history. The players on this little-known Sun Belt Conference school down in Mobile will have quite a story to tell for the rest of their lives.Im part of the South Alabama Jaguars, beaming linebacker Roman Buchanan said, that beat Mississippi State.Down 17-0 at halftime and still trailing 20-7 in the fourth quarter, South Alabama rallied with 99-yard and 71-yard touchdown drives.It was just coming out and playing better, Davis said. Ever since the beginning of camp, coach has preached playing fast and finishing strong. We didnt start as fast as we wanted, but we dang sure finished strong.The Jaguars were in jeopardy of letting their lead get away until the very end.Mississippi State drove down the field in the last minute and got in position for a field goal. But Graves kick hit the left post and dropped harmlessly to the turf at a stunned Davis Wade Stadium.Most of the Mississippi State fans had long gone home on a hot afternoon and all that was left was a screaming contingent of a few hundred South Alabama fans. And, of course, dozens of jubilant South Alabama players.It certainly was one of the worst losses in the eight-year tenure of Bulldogs coach Dan Mullen.We just didnt execute real well at times, he said. And we had some absolutely critical errors. You cant make critical errors and expect to win the game.Two days after Appalachian State -- another Sun Belt program -- almost toppled No. 9 Tennessee before losing in overtime, South Alabama kicked off a season that follows a year full of wild endings.Multiple Jaguars said they werent surprised at the outcome -- even if most everyone else was.They didnt show us anything spectacular on film for us to change our gameplan, Everett said. So we just came out here and went at them 100 miles per hour.South Alabama coach Joey Jones said he was proud to give the Sun Belt a high-profile non-conference victory.To win a ballgame like this is a blessing, Jones said.Damian Williams finished with 143 yards passing and 93 yards rushing, including several impressive plays on the final drive for the Bulldogs. But it wasnt enough.MISSISSIPPI STATES QB SITUATIONMississippi State came into preseason camp with a four-man quarterback race that was whittled to three in mid-August when Elijah Staley transferred. The Bulldogs started Nick Fitzgerald, but after two ineffective drives replaced him with Williams, who gave the offense some spark on the way to a 14-0 lead. Williams, however, wasnt as effective in the second half until the final drive that ended with the missed field goal.THE TAKEAWAYSouth Alabama: Its a massive win for the Jaguars, who lost badly to Mississippi State in both 2012 and 2014. The Jaguars were 0-4 against SEC opponents.Mississippi State: This is undeniably a crushing loss for the Bulldogs. It also calls into question just how much Mississippi State will have in the post-Dak Prescott era.UP NEXTSouth Alabama: The Jaguars host Georgia Southern next Saturday in their first Sun Belt game of the season.Mississippi State: The Bulldogs host South Carolina next Saturday in their first SEC game of the season.-----Follow David Brandt on Twitter: www.twitter.com/davidbrandtAP . AP College Football website: www.collegefootball.ap.org . Cheap Jerseys . "I was fortunate to play many years at this level with a great organization and unbelievable teammates," said Hejduk in a statement. China Jerseys 2020 . 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Then again, the same urgency existed Saturday night, but it lost 3-2 in a shootout to Carolina.After converting only one of four first period breakaways, the Predators were blatantly outplayed in the second period, then coughed up a game-tying shorthanded goal in the third period to set the stage for their second straight shootout failure.There is no excuse for the effort in the second period, defenseman Matt Irwin said. We have to be better. We know it in here, and theres no one to point the finger, but ourselves.Nashville averages only 2.5 goals and allows 3.2, correctly reflecting the fact that it hasnt been able to consistently generate pressure or prevent opponents from doing the same. Its third from the bottom in Corsi at 46.23 per 100 shots.While a strong Corsi ranking doesnt guarantee success -- Toronto and Carolina rank in the top 10, for instance, and 10-1-1 Montreal is 24th -- it usually tells an accurate tale over 82 games. The tale it tells for the Predators is of inconsistency.Its not good enough, annd thats the bottom line, Nashville coach Peter Laviolette said. Stitched China Jerseys. Nobody is going to sit here and say that its been good enough because it hasnt. We have to continue to work to get better. Its frustrating.Meanwhile, Ottawa (7-4-0) is off to a surprisingly quick start under first-year coach Guy Boucher. Although the Senators are coming off a 2-1 loss Saturday night to Buffalo, they have largely exceeded expectations with stingy defense, permitting only three goals in the last four games.Bouchers point of emphasis has been improving the teams defense from last season.It starts with a mindset, which we have, Boucher said. Were asking our players to be reliable defensively, which theyve bought into, which is very difficult to do in such little time. Ive been very impressed.Despite dealing with his wifes cancer battle, goaltender Craig Anderson has been outstanding, going 6-2-0 with a 2.21 goals-against average and a .930 save percentage. Anderson, who will play against the Predators, has ceded three goals in his last 124 shots.The one weakness of late for Ottawa has been burying its chances. It scored only four goals in three games last week, and the lack of offense finally caught up with it against Buffalo when goalie Robin Lehner outdueled Anderson.We were generating chances, left wing Mike Hoffman said. At the end of the day, thats what we want to do. Some days theyre going to go in and some days, theyre not. ' ' ' 
CHICAGO -- Alex Rodriguez was handed a lengthy suspension, and then played in his first game of the season. Air Force 1 Store . He was booed lustily, and got a hit in his first at-bat. All in one strange day, even for the life of the embattled slugger. Rodriguez went 1 for 4 in his first game for New York, but the Chicago White Sox beat the struggling Yankees 8-1 on Monday night to snap a 10-game losing streak. "I just hope that theres a happy ending there somewhere," he said. Rodriguez returned to the big leagues hours after he was suspended through 2014 by Major League Baseball in the Biogenesis case, a punishment he is appealing. The three-time MVP had been out following hip surgery. His punishment overshadowed everything else, whether it was teammate Derek Jeter going back on the disabled list because of a strained right calf or Andy Pettitte (7-9) getting knocked out early. Alex Rios drove in four runs, Alexei Ramirez added four hits and Jose Quintana (6-3) pitched into the seventh for the White Sox. Was it a good day for baseball? "A little bit of both," Jeter said. "I dont know if you can say its a good day anytime youre talking about a negative, negativity. I understand what baseball is trying to do, Theyre cracking down on players." Rodriguez, meanwhile, is digging in, ready to go toe to toe with MLB. "Were just getting started in this process," he said. "But for me, personally, I just want to get back to baseball, playing hard and playing with a lot of intensity. I just want to see what our team has to offer." At 38 and coming back from the hip injury, he said hes fighting for his life. He was welcomed back with the same sort of greeting he got on the road in the past, a series of boos and jeers amplified by the penalty announced earlier in the day. The crowd at U.S. Cellular Field booed Rodriguez during pregame warmups and introductions. When he stepped to the plate in the second inning, the fans could have drowned out a jet. They werent feeling any better after Rodriguez dropped a leadoff single into shallow left on the third pitch. He moved to third with no outs on Vernon Wells double but was stranded. Rodriguez flied out in his second and third at-bats and handled a few grounders at third, getting booed every time he stepped to the plate or touched the ball. He also struck out in the eighth as fans chanted "Steroids! Steroids!" Rodriguez shrugged off the reaction. "I love Chicago," he said. "I love the fans here. Its just a great town, great people. Im just so humbled being on the field, being able to play the game I love." Rodriguez did not deny using performance-enhancing drugs in a news conference after the punishment came down. Instead he said he will talk about whether he used PEDs at another time when he is more free to speak. He did say he has to defend himself because no one else will. "I want nothing but the best for Al and his family," Pettitte said. "Glad to see him back. Hes going to help this club. Hes a great ballplayer. Hes in to the game. Hell definitely help us." The Yankees are hoping Rodriguez can provide some sort of spark even though theyre fading from the playoff picture. They need more power for their lineup, something thats been a particular problem for their third basemen. Pettitte, however, did them no favours. He lasted 2 2-3 innings in his shortest outing since July 18, 2010, while matching season highs for runs (seven) and hits (11). He fell to 0-3 in his last four starts. Rios delivered an RBI single and scored during a three-run first. He added a two-run single in the second that made it 5-0. Rios then capped a two-run third with a bases-loaded walk after Preston Claiborne replaced Pettitte, making it 7-0. That was more than enough for Quintana, who gave up one run and eight hits in 6 2-3 innings. "It was just a good night offensively," White Sox manager Robin Ventura said. "Guys were swinging it." NOTES: Pettitte is the first Yankees pitcher since at least 1920 to allow runs in the first inning in seven straight starts within a single season, according to STATS LLC. ... Besides Rodriguez, Yankees C Francisco Cervelli and minor league OF Fernando Martinez were suspended 50 games. "I think he had made strides this year as a player, and I want him to come into spring training ready to go, try to learn from what has happened," manager Joe Girardi said when asked about Cervelli. ... With Jeter going on the DL, the Yankees recalled infielder Dave Adams from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. They also designated infielder Brent Lillibridge for assignment, and Rodriguez was activated from the disabled list. Outfielder Thomas Neal was claimed off waivers by the Cubs. ... White Sox LF Dayan Viciedo jammed his left thumb diving for Robinson Canos single in the first inning and left the game. The team said X-rays were negative and hes day to day. ... RHP Hiroki Kuroda (10-6, 2.38 ERA) starts for the Yankees, with LHP Chris Sale (6-11, 2.92) pitching for Chicago on Tuesday. Yeezy 700 Outlet Store .J. -- Marty Brodeur beat the Pittsburgh Penguins yet again. Air Force 1 Cheap Outlet .ca NFL Power Rankings, overtaking the Denver Broncos and remaining ahead of NFC competition San Francisco, Carolina and New Orleans. http://www.cheapshoesstorewholesale.com/air-max-plus-online-outlet.html .J. -- Pitcher Carl Pavano is retiring after 14 major league seasons. RIO DE JANEIRO -- The Latest on the Rio Games (all times local to Rio de Janeiro):10.00 p.m.The Court of Arbitration for Sports ad hoc division has already registered 11 appeals -- predominantly involving Russian athletes excluded from the Olympics amid allegations of state-sponsored doping -- in seven days since setting up in Rio de Janeiro, the same number it handled in the entire period of the last Summer Games in 2012.The CAS released a statement Monday saying the cases of Vladimir Morozov and Nikita Lobintsev, both Olympic medal-winning swimmers, had been adjourned and a decision on the future conduct of the hearing would be made Tuesday.CAS said the hearing of another swimmer, Yulia Efimova, was also adjourned to Tuesday, when the request by Daniil Andrienko and 16 other Russian rowers to be allowed to compete in Rio will also be heard.The CAS said a decision in the appeal of the Russian Weightlifting Federation against its suspension was likely on Wednesday.Morozov and Lobintsev are seeking to overturn their bans, claiming the suspensions are invalid and unenforceable.The swimmers were implicated in a report by World Anti-Doping Agency investigator Richard McLaren that detailed state-sponsored doping in Russia across more than two dozen summer and winter sports.The IOC executive board decided not to ban the entire Russian Olympic team from the Rio Games but ordered all individual sports federations to apply new criteria to decide which athletes could be allowed to compete.---9:10 p.m.IOC President Thomas Bach has issued another defense of his handling of the Russian doping scandal, saying the decision not to exclude the entire Russian team from the Rio de Janeiro Olympics was based on human rights and justice.Bach used his speech at Monday nights opening ceremony of the IOCs general assembly to address the continuing criticism of the Olympic bodys response to evidence of state-sponsored doping in Russia.He said individual athletes cant be punished for the wrongdoing of their government.Bach said justice has to be independent from politics and added that whoever responds to a violation of the law with another violation of the law is destroying justice.---6 p.m.Rafael Nadal is ready to play in the Olympics after being sidelined with a wrist injury for more than two months.The 14-time major champion hit for two hours with fellow Spaniard David Ferrer on Monday on a practice court at the Olympic Park in Rio de Janeiro.Nadal hasnt played since pulling out of the French Open on May 27 before his third-round match because of an injured left wrist.Wearing a sleeveless blue shirt and white cap, Nadal had a white bandage on his left wrist but showed no signs of injury he hit all-out with Ferrer under a hot sun. He was watched closely by his coach and uncle, Toni Nadal, and Spanish team coach Conchita Martinez.Nadal declined to talk to reporters after the session, saying he would speak on Tuesday. Ferrer said Nadal looks very good.Nadal is scheduled to carry the Spanish flag at the opening ceremony on Friday night at the Maracana stadium.He won a singles gold medal for Spain at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, but missed the 2012 London Games with a knee injury.---3:40 p.m.The split between Olympic leaders and global anti-doping officials over the Russian doping scandal continues to escalate.The World Anti-Doping Agency fired back on Monday, a day after IOC President Thomas Bach suggested the agency was to blame for the last--minute chaos over the participation of Russian athletes in the Rio de Janeiro Games. 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Organizers are blaming strong waves and poor design.Andy Hunt, the head of World Sailing, says if it was absolutely necessary, we could still carry on competition, but it would just be logistically very difficult.Rio organizing committee spokesman Mario Andrada says the new ramp will be slightly smaller than the one that broke. He says that ramp was maybe a bit too big.---1:25 p.m.The United States will have a second member on the International Olympic Committees executive board.Former Olympic ice hockey gold medalist Angela Ruggiero was elected as chair of the IOCs athletes commission on Monday, a position which automatically gives her a seat on the policy-making board.Ruggiero will replace Claudia Bokel, a former Olympic fencer from Germany whose four-year term is expiring at the end of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.Ruggiero will join Anita DeFrantz on the 15-member board. Her elevation comes at a crucial time for the U.S., with Los Angeles bidding for the 2024 Olympics.Los Angeles is competing against Paris, Rome and Budapest, Hungary. The IOC will select the host city in September 2017.---12:45 p.m.The chief spokesman for the Rio Olympics says, I can guarantee in the name of Rio 2016 that the athletes can compete in safety.Mario Andrada was responding Monday to the publication of the latest water study by The Associated Press, which found severe viral contamination in all outdoor aquatic venues for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.Some of the worst pollution is in Rios Guanabara Bay, which will host the sailing competition. Andrada says: We could and should have done a little better. But it does not remain a threat to the athletes. The athletes will compete in safety.Rio dumps at least half of its untreated sewage into the water surrounding the city, soiling many of its world-famous beaches. ' ' ' 
WATFORD, England -- Struggling champion Leicester conceded inside 33 seconds and lost to Watford 2-1 in the English Premier League on Saturday, its latest defeat before a Champions League fixture. Cheap Jerseys .After 12 games of its title defense, Leicester is languishing in 15th place in the 20-team league on 12 points -- two above the relegation zone. Claudio Ranieris side has already lost six times, double the number of defeats it had in the whole of last season.Leicesters fans started a rendition of Champions of England, youll never sing that at kickoff, only to see their team quickly fall behind when Roberto Pereyra crossed from the left, Troy Deeney flicked the ball on, and the on-rushing Etienne Capoue stretched out his right boot to score.There were more chances for Watford before Pereyra cut in from the left and fired an inswinging right-foot shot into the far corner in the 12th minute.Leicester pulled a goal back when Miguel Britos was over-eager in covering to meet Jamie Vardy, who accepted the contact and went down. Riyad Mahrez drilled the resulting penalty into the center of goal.Leicesters best opportunities came from set-pieces, but the connection was lacking and Watford had the better chances to restore its two-goal lead in the second half.Leicester has lost four of its five games before playing group matches in the Champions League this season. On Tuesday, Ranieris team can qualify for the knockout stage by beating Club Brugge. Wholesale Jerseys China . -- Al Jefferson found a groove just in time for the Charlotte Bobcats. Wholesale Jerseys . -- Arizona knocked off some quality opponents, rolled over a few overmatched ones and grinded out victories even when things didnt go so well. https://www.wholesalejerseysaaa.com/ . Murray beat Sam Querrey 7-6 (5), 6-7 (3), 6-1, 6-3 to clinch Britains opening-round victory against the United States on Sunday at Petco Park. "Im proud of the way Im playing just now, because I had to do a lot of work to get back to where I want to be," Murray said after celebrating with his teammates on the red clay court in a temporary stadium in left field of the downtown home of baseballs San Diego Padres.Finland has released the long list of names it hopes to draw from to defend its Olympic bronze medal in mens hockey. The Finns joined Canada, Russia, Sweden and the United States in releasing an invitation roster for its summer Olympic evaluation camp. Highlighting the list is 42-year-old Anaheim winger Teemu Selanne, who is aiming to participate in his sixth Olympics for Finland. Selanne previously represented his country at the 1992 Albertville Games, as well as the four Olympics that have featured full participation from National Hockey league players: 1998 in Nagano, 2002 in Salt Lake City, 2006 in Torino and 2010 in Vancouver. Finlands complete invites are as follows: Forwards: Juhamatti Aaltonen, Aleksander Barkov, Sean Bergenheim, Valtteri Filppula, Mikael Granlund, Niklas Hagman, Teemu Hartikainen, Juha-Pekka Hytonen, Jarkko Immonen, Jessee Joensuu, Jussi Jokinen, Olli Jokinen, Niko Kapanen, Mikko Koivu, Saku Koivu, Leo Komarov, Petri Kontiola, Lauri Korpikoski, Jarno Koskiranta, Jori Lehtera, Ville Leino, Antti Miettinen, Janne Pesonen, Lennart Petrell, Antti Pihlstrom, Jarkko Ruutu, Tuomo Ruutu, Sakari Salminen, Veli-Matti Savinainen, Teemu Selanne. Wholesale NFL Jerseys. Defence: Juuso Hietanen, Topi Jaakola, Joonas Jarvinen, Jere Karalahti, Lasse Kukkonen, Teemu Laakso, Sami Lepisto, Toni Lydman, Tuukka Mantyla, Janne Niskala, Petteri Nummelin, Joni Pitkanen, Sami Salo, Kimmo Timonen, Sami Vatanen, Ossi Vaananen. Goaltenders: Niklas Backstrom, Kari Lehtonen, Antti Niemi, Antti Raanta, Tuukka Rask, Pekka Rinne, Karri Ramo, Petri Vehanen. ' ' ' 
STANFORD, Calif. Kyle Juszczyk Super Bowl Jersey . -- Now heres a scary thought for defenses facing Stanford this season.One year after shattering Barry Sanders 27-year-old record for all-purpose yards in a season, Heisman Trophy runner-up Christian McCaffrey is back for his junior season as a significantly better player, according to his coach.Im not trying to say hell get more yards this year than he did last year. Thats not what Im talking about, coach David Shaw said. Im talking about a young man whos maturing. Hes a year older. His body is still maturing. Hes stronger, hes faster. He knows the offense better. Its been exciting knowing how much easier things are for him and also how hard he works. Its a fun thing to watch.It will be hard to top what McCaffrey did last season when he ran for 2,019 yards, added 645 yards receiving and 1,200 on returns while scoring 15 touchdowns and setting the NCAA record with 3,864 all-purpose yards -- 614 more than Sanders had in his Heisman Trophy-winning 1988 season.But McCaffrey sees plenty of room for improvement and has spent the offseason becoming bigger, faster and more knowledgeable. He is so well-versed in Stanfords playbook in year three in college that he knows the assignments of all 11 offensive players on almost every play.Thats something Ive tried to harp on, he said. Im not perfect on all of them. But definitely knowing what theyre going to do makes my job a lot easier, especially when youre doing a bunch of things on the field. You have to know a lot of things and the more you know, the better you play.Few players have ever done as much on the football field as McCaffrey did last year. He was a top runner both inside and when he got out in space. He was Stanfords leading receiver as well, beating defenses out of the backfield or when he lined up outside.He was a dangerous returner who turned mundane special teams plays into must-watch events and he even threw two touchdown passes.McCaffrey showed no signs of slowing down last season despite more than 400 touches on offense and special teams, gaining 461 yards in the Pac-12 title game against USC and 368 in a Rose Bowl victory against Iowa.With a new quarterback running the offense and three new starters on the offensive line, McCaffrey may have to carry an even bigger load this season and Shaw believes his body can handle it.Were going to find every way humanly possible to get him the ball, similar to what we did a year ago, Shaw said. I dont worry about stuff like that. This kid is a football player. He does a lot of different things and well let him do whatever he can to help us win football games.McCaffrey came into last season as a bit of an unknown after getting limited opportunities in Stanfords complicated offense as a freshman. That wont be the case this year when defenses will have a target on his back all season.McCaffrey has enjoyed the attention that has come from his stardom that allowed him to go the ESPYs, where he got to meet several celebrities.Hes still the same down to earth guy, receiver Michael Rector said. Hes still a goof ball in the locker room. Its been interesting to see with all the success and all the praise hes been getting hes been getting even more hungry. People can sit back and relax but he chose to get better, take more upon himself and push himself to be a better player. I think that will show this season.One of the main differences for McCaffrey this season is that he is taking on a bigger leadership role. With four-year starting quarterback Kevin Hogan in the NFL, McCaffrey was the natural player to fill that void.Before the teams first practice of fall camp, McCaffrey talked to the team about the importance of setting high standards if the team is going to achieve its goal of repeating as Pac-12 champions and possibly make the College Football Playoff.The message resonated with his teammates.Christian is just a born leader, receiver Francis Owusu said. You see the way he walks, the way he talks. You can just feel an energy that he emits thats so positive for our team. We watch him practice so hard and we all want to do that. The way he walks and talks is the way we want to do it. Ronnie Lott Super Bowl Jersey . He just needed to be his best twisting, turning acrobatic self. "I didnt need to be anybody else, I just needed to be myself and be aggressive," said Burks, who scored a career-high 34 points to spark the Utah Jazz to a 118-103 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Monday night. 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No longer a rookie or even a first-year starter, Locker goes into his third NFL season healthy with a new playbook, a rebuilt offensive line protecting him and some new teammates to catch his passes. So how the Titans bounce back from a 6-10 season and whether they reach the playoffs for the first time since 2008 will depend on how well Locker plays. Locker, 25, welcomes the pressure. "I think thats an awesome place to be ...," Locker said. "I feel very confident and very comfortable in what were doing right now. Im excited about that opportunity." The Titans certainly have done everything possible to put Locker in position to succeed. They bolstered the offensive line with two new guards in veteran Andy Levitre and rookie Chance Warmack. They also drafted another receiver in Justin Hunter to go with Kenny Britt, Kendall Wright and Nate Washington. Shonn Greene was signed to bring a power running back for a change of pace with Chris Johnson. Delanie Walker is a new receiving option at tight end too. Tennessee also cut veteran Matt Hasselbeck in March and signed Ryan Fitzpatrick strictly as Lockers backup, not competition for the starting job. "Weve done what we think is necessary to do," Titans coach Mike Munchak said. "Now hopefully were right. We have to go prove that were right on what we did and all those things that we did are obviously going to benefit Jake." Locker was named the starter during training camp a year ago, and that didnt turn out too well. He dislocated his left, non-throwing shoulder after an interception that should have been whistled dead as an incompletion with his shoulder popping out of joint as he threw down the defender. He didnt miss a start before reinjuring the shoulder in the fourth game, sidelining him for five straight games. He wound up throwing for 2,176 yards and had more interceptions (11) than touchdowns (10), tthough he did run for 291 yards and a touchdown with a shoulder that needed surgery soon after the season ended to repair the joint once and for all. Custom 49ers Super Bowl Jerseys. So the eighth selection overall in 2011 out of Washington goes into his third season surrounded by questions over whether or not he can be a starting quarterback in the NFL. It didnt help that rookies like Robert Griffin III, Russell Wilson and Andrew Luck not only got plenty of headlines but wins and playoff berths to boot in 2012. Locker had surgery soon after the season ended to fix the shoulder once and for all. He healed up quickly enough that he wasnt limited during the teams off-season program. Hes played so well that receiver Nate Washington said Locker is finally showing he can be an elite quarterback in the NFL, having improved his game across the board. "Hes throwing a nice tight spiral," Washington said. "Hes making complete reads. Hes able to go through his progression now. With all that being said, thats not even speaking on the ability that he has to run. I think hes going to be a great man. We just have to make sure were doing what we need to do and not put it all on his shoulders." Thats why the Titans made sure to surround Locker with plenty of help offensively and reinforced protection up front. Offensive co-ordinator Dowell Loggains devised an offence streamlining the decisions both Locker and his receivers can make, allowing the quarterback to make faster decisions and get the ball out quicker. "Were talented enough around him now he just needs to drive the bus and get the ball to the playmakers," Loggains said. "He doesnt have to do anything on his own. He needs to use his legs when he has an opportunity to, and he needs to be OK checking the ball down, not forcing, not making bad decisions. We can be successful on offence the way were going to run the ball if we dont start turning the ball over." Notes: The Titans were scheduled to practice Sunday night in full pads for the first time in camp. ' ' ' 
Like many NFL players competing to keep a roster spot at this time, Seattle Seahawks Tyvis Powell really wants to keep his job on the roster. Carlos Lee Jersey Large .So much so, hed be willing to be the water boy, if thats what it took.Seattle Post-Intelligencers Stephen Cohen tweeted quotes from Powell on the lengths he would go to get that roster spot.Whatever its going to take me to make this 53-man roster -- I dont care if they tell me, Tyvis, we need you to get the water for everybody. Im going to be the best water boy in America, said Powell. They say, Tyvis go take a rep at corner. I go to corner. Tyvis, go to safety. I go to safety. Whatever they need me to do, Ill do it.Powell showed real potential in the Seahawks first preseason game with some solid plays, including a big block and an interception. Because of his performance Saturday against the?Kansas City Chiefs, he received major?praise from head coach Pete Carroll, ESPNs Sheil Kapadia reports.He had a great game. He had a terrific game. Your first time out as a rookie and you know special teams is a big deal, he makes a great play on kickoff coverage on the 12, he has a fantastic and just classic block on the punt return. The ball that he almost kept out of the end zone was an extraordinary play too, just to make that play, and he has a pick, said Carroll. It was a great day, and I was really fired up for him. Hes looked really good at practice, and he made a big statement. I dont remember a first-year guy having a first game that was that obvious like that. It was very impressive.Kapadia believes Powell has a good shot at making the roster, and after reading Carrolls thoughts on Powell, that might be the case.?Powell has been practicing at both ends of the secondary, at safety and cornerback, and Carroll plans to have Powell going back and forth between the positions.Hes certainly physically capable of doing that. Hes really fast, hes really tall and long, hes really coordinated and comfortable with the movements and stuff, he has good hand-eye stuff, said Carroll. It takes longer to learn our system at safety, physically it takes a long time to figure out the corner stuff, but hes going to be going back and forth. Were going to try to do the same format that we did with?DeShawn Shead?and?see what happens. It makes him more valuable to us, it makes his spot on the roster more available, and with what he did on special teams, thats the right idea I think if we stay with that. Derek Bell Jersey . Coach Mike Munchak says Fokou stretched ligaments in his left knee Oct. 13 against Seattle, which could keep out up to five weeks even though the linebacker didnt need surgery. Craig Biggio Jersey .H. -- Matt Kenseth made it 2 for 2 in the Chase, holding off teammate Kyle Busch to win Sunday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. http://www.customastrosjersey.com/custom-roger-clemens-jersey-large-856y.html . Speaking Thursday on TSN 1050 Thursday, the Leafs GM also touched on the questions surrounding the teams leadership and the struggles of his big-name free-agent signing. “Its not from lack of effort from the coaching staff. Five-star wing Lonnie Walker has committed to Miami.Walker chose the Hurricanes over Arizona, Kentucky, Villanova and Syracuse. Hes the programs highest-ranked commitment since ESPNs recruiting database started in 2007.Walker, a 6-foot-4 shooting guard from Reading High School (Pennsylvania), is ranked No. 19 in the ESPN 100. He has already signed his letter of intent.Miami received Walkers first official visit in late September, but this was presumed to be an Arizona vs. Villanova battle for much of the fall. Villanova had been recruiting him the longest and had the in-state pull, while Arizona made its move in September and October. However, after Walker took his official visit to Tucson in mid-October and didnt commit, Miami became more of a threat. He also took an official visit to Kentucky in early September.It was beautiful, Walker told ESPN in October when asked about Miami. The environment, the people, I meshed with the players really well. JaQuan Newton, Dewan [Huell]. The coaches and assistant coaches, I mesh with really well. I thought it would take a little bit longer to talk to the players and hang out and everything, but iit sort of just snapped right away. Lance Berkman Jersey. iami has had success with players from the Philadelphia area the last few years. Newton and Davon Reed -- who both played in the same AAU program as Walker -- are on the roster now, and assistant coach Adam Fisher is from the suburbs of Philly. Fisher was the lead recruiter on Walker.Walker should make an immediate impact for Miami as a scorer on the wing. Hes a good athlete that can score in a variety of ways. Walker is aggressive going to the rim, but is also excellent in the mid-range and make shots from the perimeter. He averaged 16.7 points and 4.1 rebounds for Team Final on the Nike EYBL circuit last spring and summer, shooting 39.1 percent from 3-point range.Walker is the third five-star recruit to commit to Miami in the last two classes, after Bruce Bowen and Huell pledged in the 2016 class. He is the third ESPN 100 prospect in Jim Larranagas 2017 class, joining Chris Lykes (No. 52) and Deng Gak (No. 93), along with New Zealand native Samuel Waardenburg. ' ' ' 
Topics this week include the Browns next steps at quarterback, rookie signal-caller?Carson Wentzs sensational debut -- and what could have been -- plus, the connection Texans coach Bill OBrien had to his first-round pick. Yeezy 350 V2 GID Glow Pas Cher .Browns forced to change QB plans -- againFor now, the best guess on the time?Robert Griffin III will miss is 10-12 weeks, per sources. With Griffin sidelined with a shoulder injury, Josh McCown becomes the starter, and rookie third-round pick Cody Kessler becomes the backup. But there are more questions there, as is usually the case at quarterback in Cleveland.Browns sources say Kessler is not close to?being ready to play -- which doesnt mean he wont -- but expectations for him arent particularly high. Yet there are those in the Browns building who think Griffins injury could turn out to be a good thing for the franchise, because coach Hue Jackson was so focused on righting Griffin. The team now can move on and do what it needs.Where the Browns?go and what they do next are significant issues. Their recent track record at quarterback is not overly favorable. The quarterbacks the Browns loved in the offseason?were Jared Goff, Kessler and Griffin, per team sources. The quarterbacks they didnt care for were Carson Wentz and Dak Prescott, per the same sources. Those same men who?appear to have missed last offseason will be in charge of finding Clevelands next quarterback, whoever that is, this offseason. They need to find Clevelands quarterback of the future, which is tied to the other issue.Since rejoining the NFL in 1999, the Browns have had 25 starting quarterbacks, the most in the NFL. At the rate this is going, Kessler is likely to be the 26th, practice squad quarterback Kevin Hogan could be the 27th ... and either Deshaun Watson or DeShone Kizer, two of college footballs top QBs, could be the 28th.--?Adam SchefterIts early, but Carson Wentz has traits to succeedTo be fair, it will take more than one game and probably more than a year to determine whether the Cleveland Browns blew it by not giving more consideration to draft Carson Wentz with the No. 2 overall pick.Nevertheless, before the Browns traded that pick to the Eagles, there were some NFL evaluators who agreed that Wentz fit the mold of an AFC North quarterback.At 6-foot-5, 235 pounds, Wentz has the prototype size of QBs such as the Steelers Ben Roethlisberger, the Ravens Joe Flacco and former Bengals quarterback Carson Palmer. Current Bengals QB Andy Dalton, though not as?big as those three quarterbacks, does not have a frail frame.The dome-free AFC North is portrayed as the NFLs real black-and-blue division because of its physical DNA. One personnel man opined that the quarterbacks in the division will not go physically unscathed but argued that their stature allows them to recover from injuries. In fact, every one of the aforementioned quarterbacks -- Roethlisberger, Flacco, Palmer and Dalton -- have missed games because of injuries.Wentz also is not immune to injury. Last October, he broke his wrist. The injury required surgery, but he came back to lead North Dakota State to an FCS national title. He also fractured ribs last month in his first preseason game,?but the Eagles deemed him ready to open the season as the starter when Sam Bradford was traded to the Vikings. They see him as a physically and mentally resilient quarterback but still emphasize that he needs to get the ball out of his hands quickly, because the pounding takes its toll.More than one personnel man also suggested Wentzs hand size (10 inches) projected well in a division that often plays in inclement weather later in the season (the NFC East would also qualify).Then is it a worthy counterpoint to note that Wentz played his college home games indoors at the Fargodome at North Dakota State? That did not bother one general manager, who pointed out that the Green Bay Packers largely practice indoors when the weather turns frosty, yet have a decided home-field advantage outdoors at Lambeau Field. The GM said Wentz being acclimated to?that?climate all his life was a more favorable factor.Its nothing more than a snapshot, but it was a snapshot taken by some evaluators before the 2016 draft.-- Chris MortensenBill OBrien commits to former commitmentAs the 2016 NFL draft approached, most expected Texans coach Bill OBrien to make a major push for one of his former Penn State recruits. And he did.Only it wasnt Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg, but rather Notre Dame wide receiver Will Fuller.When Fuller was starring at Roman Catholic High School in Philadelphia, his first scholarship offer came from none other than OBrien and Penn State. Fuller verbally committed to OBrien and Penn State. But when the Jerry Sandusky sanctions were handed down, he opened his recruiting again and opted for Notre Dame.When OBrien had another chance to land Fuller last spring, he and the Texans traded up one slot in the first round to draft the wide receiver who?escaped Penn State.Sure enough, Fuller reeled in five catches for 107 yards and a touchdown in Week 1. When OBrien was asked about how Fuller was able to bounce back with a strong game after dropping the first pass thrown in his direction, he knew why, perhaps better than anyone.The one thing I know about Will, having known him for a while, hes a very resilient guy, OBrien said. He grew up in a great family, hard-working parents. Im sure they taught him about, Look, sometimes youre going to get knocked down. You have to be able to pick yourself back up. Thats something he does well.OBrien knows Fuller, trusts Fuller and believes in Fuller. Now, with Houston heading into Week 2 matchup vs. the Kansas City Chiefs, he has already been rewarded by him, too.-- Adam SchefterHammerhead?shows why fullbacks matterWhen Denver Broncos rookie fullback Andy Janovich broke loose for a 28-yard touchdown run in the season-opening win over the Panthers, the NFLs first rushing score of the 2016 season, former Cowboys great Daryl Moose Johnston noted that when he glanced at his Twitter account there were three mentions that he says were almost identical: Somewhere, Moose Johnston is smiling.Johnston was indeed smiling. He believes the fullback position, which was on a path toward NFL extinction, still has a future.Were seeing defenses, especially teams like the Arizona Cardinals, that are loading up the back eight essentially using a safety as that extra linebacker, and it gives an offense an opportunity for a fullback like Janovich to create some favorable matchups in blocking, said Johnston, who studies the game when prepping for his Fox Sports broadcast assignments. The big thing, though, is you have to find that guy who is not just a thumper, but one who can be versatile in formations, on a free release where he can recognize coverages and be a viable receiver down in that red zone, where points are a premium. Janovich appears to have that type of ability.A sixth-round draft pick, Janovich was a walk-on at Nebraska who earned a scholarship and became known as Hammerhead when he was the often the lead blocker for Ameer Abdullah, who had three 1,000-yard rushing seasons before being drafted by the Lions in 2015. Janovich also was a special teams standout, a must if a fullback is going to land a job in the NFL. His Hammerhead moniker has stuck with the Broncos. Janovich was on the field for almost half the offensive snaps in the opener against the Panthers.-- Chris MortensenGrowing branches from Patriots-Colts rivalryThe rivalry between New England and Indianapolis has been so good that it has had a lasting impact on four teams this weekend not named the Patriots or the Colts.The general managers of the Titans and the Lions, who play each other Sunday, are Bill Belichick disciples. Tennessee GM Jon Robinson spent 12 years in New England (2002-2013), during which time he worked with Bob Quinn, who was with the Patriots from 2000-2015 and is now Detroits GM. The Patriot Ways already have come into play in Tennessee and Detroit, with Robinson and Quinns own influence on their respective rosters.The general managers of the Jaguars and the Chargers, who play each other Sunday, are Bill Polian disciples. Jacksonville GM Dave Caldwell spent 10 years with the Colts (1998-2007), during which time he worked with Tom Telesco, who was with the Colts from 1998-2012 and is now San Diegos GM. The Colts Ways already have come into play in Jacksonville and San Diego, with Caldwell and Telescos own influence on their respective rosters.So even in the NFL, trees grow branches. The tree that was the home of the NFLs best rivalry this century, Patriots vs. Colts, produced branches that now will be tangled Sunday.-- Adam SchefterEmptying out the notebookBrowns veteran QB Josh McCown, who takes over the starting job for injured Robert Griffin III, had a reasonable protest about the notion the Browns should tank for the No. 1 pick in 2017. McCown mentioned the need to respect veterans on the team such as tackle Joe Thomas. Thats not lip service to Thomas, who declined to push the front office for a trade to the Broncos last October when it was in discussion. The same sources say Thomas then privately cited the loyalty to other veterans in the Browns locker room and the organization that made him the third overall pick in 2006.The most surprising statistic about Spencer Wares opening game for the Chiefs was?his seven catches for 129 yards. He had just?six catches for 5 yards in 2015. Hes got good hands, Chiefs general manager?John Dorsey said. He was a pretty good baseball player in high school, good enough to play baseball at LSU his freshman year. You cant be a good baseball player and have bad hands.When the Ravens passed on overpaying pending free-agent receiver Torrey Smith in 2015, they knew they were subtracting a player who played to one of quarterback Joe Flaccos strengths -- deep-ball accuracy. Thats one reason they drafted Breshad Perriman (4.25 in the 40-yard dash)?last year, but Perriman missed his rookie season with an injury. Then GM Ozzie Newsome got insurance with Mike Wallace (4.33 in the 40) this offseason. Big plays from Flacco to Wallace (66-yard TD) and to Perriman (35 yards to help set up a field goal) were moments the Ravens needed to beat the Bills 13-7 in their opener.Hall of Fame coach Bill Parcells has never been a proponent of paying cornerbacks huge bucks, though he acknowledges the cost of doing business is going up. Parcells, however, is a proponent of loading up on defensive backs. I tell my guys still coaching that you need more than four or five cornerbacks. You better have seven of those guys in todays game.The Patriots play the Dolphins on Sunday, one of three consecutive home games before Tom Brady returns from suspension. A breeze after a tough road win at Arizona? Maybe not. The Seahawks believe the Dolphins defense will be a challenge for any opponent after a narrow 12-10 home-opening win over Miami. Theyre pretty darn good, Seahawks GM John Schneider said. Theyre deep, especially on the defensive line. ... Theyve got talented guys positionally playing where they should play.Titans coach Mike Mularkey this weekend will indirectly face his son, Patrick Mularkey, who is the Lions pro scouting coordinator. Its pretty neat, Mike Mularkey said. I actually asked him yesterday -- it never really dawned on me -- who my wife and his mom is rooting for to win this game. I havent asked her yet, but its special, because Im proud of him. 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Cote was eligible to become a free agent Feb. 15. Cote helped running back Jon Cornish run for a league-high 1,813 rushing yards en route to being named the leagues most outstanding player. For a brief moment on Saturday Wales threatened to rouse the Principality Stadium from its mid-afternoon slumber. Disbelief momentarily turned to hope as Scott Williams and Hallam Amos breached the Australian line.Amos effort would not count due to a stray leg in touch, but the 22-year-old had at least given Welsh fans something to cheer on an otherwise truly forgettable day.It was his delicious offload that sparked the move that ended in Williams score, and while he should probably have registered his second international try minutes later, his cameo suggested that Wales have the talent to play a more expansive game.Indeed, it was the kind of heads-up rugby that the Wallabies had used to wreak such havoc, targeting space instead of contact, and perhaps unsurprisingly had its roots in lessons Amos learned during Wales summer tour of New Zealand.Putting yourself up against the likes of Ben Smith, Waiseke Naholo and Israel Dagg, theyre the best players in the world in my position, Amos told ESPN last month.To play against them, to do analysis on them and watch how they play, both on the screens and also on the pitch in real life, is great for my game to try to emulate what these guys are doing.Wales returned from New Zealand winless but having pushed the All Blacks close in the opening two Tests, leading going into the final quarter of the first at Eden Park. Amos started all three.To play in the backyard of the double world champions at 21 is huge and I massively enjoyed it, Amos said.The game at Eden Park, where they havent lost since before I was born, to get so close and be leading at 60 minutes was still a great experience. The fact that theyve put all the Rugby Championship teams to the sword shows how close we were to matching the No. 1 side in the world.Amos introduction on Saturday came on the wing, where he has won nine of his 11 Test caps but the versatile back believes his long-term future in the game lies in the No. 15 shirt.Wales are not short of fullback options with Leigh Halfpenny and Liam Williams still in their prime, but Amos desire has the backing of Wales and British & Lions head coach, Warren Gatland.Ive just turned 22, Ive got time on my side hopefully, and Wales have got some pretty good fullbacks at the moment -- Leigh and Liam are there, Amos said. I dont think theyre going anywhere anytime soon.In the future that is where I see myself and Ive spoken to Warren and various other people, and thats where they see me as well going forward.In his bid to transition across the back three on the international stage, Amos has sought some expert advice. Leighs brilliant, its great to room with him on away trips to see how he prepares, he explained.Hes the mosst meticulous bloke in the world, hes obsessive about his rugby and his training, and its great to see how hard he works. Yeezy Boost 350 Fausse. . Similar to how you view the New Zealanders.You see all these world class players and you try to emulate what they do, and their work ethic is definitely something youve got to do to make it as one of the greats.It is almost three years now since Amos made his Wales debut, but the Newport Gwent Dragons back insists he does not consider himself a senior member of the squad by any stretch.Indeed, at the recent launch of a new rugby education programme backed by the Welsh regions, he marvelled that he himself would still have been at school just four years ago, idolising the likes Sam Warburton and Alun Wyn Jones who he now plays alongside.Although he made his Wales debut at just 19, there was a time in his own development when he doubted whether he could make the step up to regional rugby.This season he has captained the Dragons and last month signed a new dual contract to extend his stay at Rodney Parade.So, with a Lions year underway, and with his international boss in charge once more, does he think he could make a run at Gatlands touring squad?Never say never, its a lifetime dream for any rugby player but havent really thought about it yet, Amos insisted.Its always funny, when youre at the level down. When youre a schoolboy you see regional players and youre like oh, theyre incredible, you think to yourself Id like to think I can do a good job at that level but it always seems a bit unattainable.When youre playing regional rugby you look at the international game and think oh, theyre super human almost, youre never going to compare to them. Then you play international rugby and its oh, well these are just blokes even if some are fantastic players. You can definitely compare yourself to them.Its the same now with the Lions. Its such an exalted brand of rugby and so many incredible players have played for them. But on the last tour there were 15 Welsh players, and theyre the boys you play with now.Its just good to be able to play with those players and I hope one day that if various things align and my form rises at the right time, then you can play. This tour Im sure will be too soon for me personally, but Id like to think Ive got time on my side for the future.BT Sports charitable initiative, The Supporters Club, has announced a new grant for TACKLE - a joint project between the four professional teams in Wales that will bring an inspiring new rugby education programme to young people in Communities First areas. ' ' ' 
We’re in Newcastle for Sky Sports Living for Sport Live! Were checking out loads of different sports from fencing to rugby, and chatting to some brilliant athlete mentors!Also on the show gymnast Craig Heap will be showing us how to do a perfect hand stand, and Kimberlys Well Fit Dance Crew have got some street dance moves for you to add to the routine! Plus another team take on the All Rounder and weve got all the headlines in Game Changers News. Weston Richburg Super Bowl Jersey .WATCHFriday, 5pm Sky Sports 1Saturday, 8am Sky Sports 1 & Sky 1Or go to the Kids section On Demand and find us in the Sky Sports box! Tarvarius Moore Super Bowl Jersey . Carey Price didnt, but he still came out on top against one of his rivals for the No. 1 job at the Sochi Games. The Anahim Lake, B.C., native was stellar in making 39 saves in his home province and Lars Eller got credit for a bizarre short-handed winner as the Canadiens defeated the Canucks 4-1. Solomon Thomas Super Bowl Jersey . 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We finally got over the hump, the little 5-0 hill that weve been facing every year.Trevor Knight bulled in for a 1-yard touchdown in the second overtime, and Armani Watts intercepted Joshua Dobbs pass on the next play for Tennessees seventh turnover to end the game.The big takeaway from this was we were able to withstand some things, not play great but make enough plays to win the game without some of our better players being 100 percent, coach Kevin Sumlin said.The teams exchanged field goals in the first overtime.Knight threw for 239 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 110 yards and three more scores.The Volunteers (5-1, 2-1 Southeastern Conference) had rallied from double-digit deficits to win four of their last five games, including last weeks last-play victory over Georgia. They trailed by 21 points in the third quarter Saturday thanks to six turnovers before tying it on Alvin Kamaras 18-yard touchdown reception with 41 seconds left.Proud of the resolve, but the turnovers didnt give us an opportunity, Tennessee coach Butch Jones said.The seven turnovers were the most A&M had forced since 2005 and their five fumble recoveries were the most since 1997.Texas A&M (6-0, 4-0) had a chance to win it in regulation, but Daniel LaCameras 38-yard field goal attempt sailed wide left.The Aggies could have put this one away with less than 2 minutes remaining, but freshman Trayveon Williams had the ball knocked from his hands and out of the back of the end zone just before he crossed the goal line on a 71-yard run. Williams finished with 217 yards rushing, a school record for a true freshman.Texas A&M was facing third-and-2 when Knight dashed 62 yards for a touchdown that pushed the lead to 35-21 with about three minutes left. Kamaras 4-yard run about a minute later made it a one-score game.The Aggies built a 21-7 lead in the first quarter after three fumbles by Tennessee. Knight threw touchdown passes of 13 and 2 yards and had a 7-yard TD run in the opening frame.Saturday continued a trend of bad starts for the Volunteers, who have been outscored 62-17 in the first quarter this season.Dobbs finished with 398 yards passing and a touchdown and Kamara stepped up with leading-rusher Jalen Hurd out, finishing wwith 161 yards receiving and a touchdown and 127 yards rushing and two more scores. Kyle Juszczyk Super Bowl Jersey. .THE TAKEAWAYTENNESSEE: The Volunteers finally learned that they cant give good teams such a big cushion and expect to come back again and again. Theyll have to find a way to get off to a better start and cure their turnover woes if they expect to compete with No. 1 Alabama next week.TEXAS A&M: Texas A&Ms defense again showed it is the strength of this team by forcing the flurry of turnovers and pressuring Dobbs all day long. The offense needs to be more consistent for the Aggies to have a chance to topple Alabama in two weeks.We need to finish, Sumlin said. Were a work in progress there.POLL IMPLICATIONSTENNESSEE: The Volunteers will certainly drop a few spots after the loss, but they might not fall too far after their late comeback and considering A&M is also a top-10 team.TEXAS A&M: The Aggies will likely move up a place or two as one of the few remaining undefeated teams. They will certainly jump at least one spot after No. 6 Houston lost to Navy on Saturday.INJURY UPDATETennessee center Dylan Wiesman appeared to suffer a head injury making a block in the first quarter and did not return. Defensive tackle Danny OBrien was put on a stretcher and carted off the field in the fourth quarter. Tennessee officials told CBS that he was moving all his extremities, but Jones refused to comment on injuries after the game.PLAYING HURTGarrett returned after missing last week with a leg injury despite saying he was only about 65-70 percent healthy. He was scheduled to play on third downs only on Saturday, but insisted on playing every play of both overtimes.That tells you a lot about him, Sumlin said. He was really hurting.Garrett was asked just how much pain he was in during overtime.Not enough to quit on my team, he said.He finished with three tackles, including a sack that forced a fumble in the first quarter.BALL SECURITYJones was left searching for answers on how to solve his teams turnover problem.We have to get it corrected and Im dumbfounded because we spend so much time on ball security, he said. We may take 25 minutes a day and work on ball security because we have to get it corrected.UP NEXTTENNESSEE: The Volunteers host Alabama next Saturday.TEXAS A&M: Texas A&M has a week off before traveling to face the top-ranked Crimson Tide on Oct. 22. ' ' ' 
New York Jets offensive coordinator Chan Gailey has spent 20 seasons coaching in the NFL -- including head-coaching stints with the Dallas Cowboys and?Buffalo Bills?-- but his job security might be in jeopardy if comedian and prominent Jets fan Larry David has something to say about it. Colin Kaepernick Jersey .On Monday, David went on The Dan Patrick Show and reaffirmed his position that he could be an offensive coordinator in the NFL.Im positive I could be an offensive coordinator, David said. All I have to do is -- I think if I just studied, if I just hung around and just learned a little bit. Give me one season shadowing an offensive coordinator and I know I could do it.While David has no experience coaching in the NFL, his argument stems around the idea that being an offensive coordinator primarily relies on creativity, which the Curb Your Enthusiasm star certainly doesnt lack.What could be so hard about it? David asked. You make up plays! Why is that so hard, okay? Im creative in certain respects and I think I could do that. I think I can!In 2015, David went on The Howard Stern Show and argued that his experience playing football as a kid made him qualified to be an offensive coordinator.Luckily, Gailey wont have to worry about his job security. On Tuesday, the Jets took to Twitter and politely declined Davids offer to take over as offensive coordinator.?After doubling down on Monday, the 69-year-old comedian also had some strong words for Ryan Fitzpatricks beard.That beard bothers me, he said. I dont know what this quarterback looks like. Who am I rooting for?Its probably safe to assume that Fitzpatrick wont lose any sleep thinking about Davids strong remarks. Kevan Barlow Jersey . - The Washington Redskins have cut defensive lineman Adam Carriker and punter Sav Rocca. D.J. Reed Jersey . Datsyuk will miss Tuesdays game against New Jersey and could be sidelined longer, while Cleary will likely miss at least the next three games. Its been an injury-plagued season for Datsyuk, who has suited up for just 39 games. http://www.custom49ersjersey.com/custom-ahkello-witherspoon-jersey-large-3018d.html . -- Jimmy Walkers first PGA Tour trophy came with a special gift tucked inside. PORTLAND, Ore. -- The matchup between the Chicago Bulls and Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday night at the Moda Center features a duel between two of the better shooting guards in the NBA.Chicagos Jimmy Butler collected 37 points, nine assists, eight rebounds and three steals Saturday in a 116-105 win over the Washington Wizards.Portlands CJ McCollum scored 21 points to help the Trail Blazers defeat Denver 112-105 at home Sunday night.Butler is the first Bull to reach those figures since Scottie Pippen had 37, eight and eight in December 1995. The 2016 U.S. Olympian, who is averaging 24.3 points, is the first Bull who has scored at least 20 points with three steals in four straight games since Pippen (1994-95).I cant express how much easier it makes it on everyone else having someone like that on both sides of the floor, Chicago center Robin Lopez said.Over the past four games, Butler is averaging 29 points, seven rebounds, 5.3 rebounds and four steals and is a collective 42 for 46 at the line.Were putting the ball in his hands bringing the ball down the floor a lot more than we did a year ago, second-year Bulls coach Fred Holberg said. Last year, wed bring him off action to get him to the top of the floor. Now hes bringing it down and going to work. We want the ball in Jimmys hands because of his ability to draw contact.Butler is providing more vocal leadership, too, than ever before for the Bulls (6-4).The thing I love about him is how he has continued to talk and been a great leader with his voice this year, Holberg said.Said Butler: Its going to have to be me to lead the charge when it comes tto coming out with the right energy, making sure were doing everything were supposed to do at both ends. Brent Jones Jersey. Im definitely capable of doing that.McCollum also is on a scoring tear of late, with three 30-plus-point games in his past five games for the Blazers (7-4).CJ seems to have found his rhythm, Portland coach Terry Stotts said of the 2015-16 NBA Most Improved Player Award recipient. I go back to when everybody was so concerned about him in preseason. He has showed he is picking up where he left off last year.That was a breakout season for McCollum in his first year as a starter. He averaged 20.8 points while shooting 44.8 percent from the field, 41.7 percent from 3-point range and 82.7 percent from the free-throw line.So far this season, McCollum is boasting better numbers across the board -- a 22.1-point average while shooting 47.2 percent from the field, 43.1 percent on 3-point attempts and 85.7 percent from the line. He is also averaging 4.3 rebounds and 3.1 assists as a combo guard, since Stotts is employing him at the point when Damian Lillard is out of the game.I just want to do whatever it takes to get on the court, McCollum said. When Im playing alongside Dame, I get a lot of opportunities off the ball, a lot of shots in the flow of the offense. When I play (as point guard) with the second unit, Im trying to make the right decisions on the pick-and-roll, and when Dame comes back in, to get him off the ball some as well, because hes a unique scorer. ' ' ' 
SAN ANTONIO -- Before retiring Tim Duncans No. Luis Polonia Jersey . 21, the San Antonio Spurs paid tribute to their longtime teammate by playing the game as he did for 19 seasons.LaMarcus Aldridge had 22 points and the Spurs turned in a fundamentally strong performance in a 113-100 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Sunday.It was a game that we had to win, that we wanted to win badly, San Antonio veteran Manu Ginobili said prior to the ceremony that followed the game. Even if we would have lost, this is way beyond it.Todays celebration is very, very important for his teammates, coaches and the whole franchise, the city. That guy is special. Even if we would have lost, it would have been an emotional night. Im emotional now and it hasnt even started.Duncan retired in the offseason after winning five championships and two MVPs in 19 seasons, all with San Antonio.For us, its harder for us to stay focused for this game, Spurs guard Danny Green said. Coming in, we knew it was going to be a lot of fun, but we wanted to be focused and respect New Orleans.Duncans style of play earned him the nickname The Big Fundamental, and the Spurs honored him with their own rather seamless performance against the Pelicans.San Antonio had six players score in double figures, got 31 assists on 42 baskets, committed just 13 turnovers and shot 49 percent from the field.Our physical effort was pretty good, Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. Our mental effort was better than it has been. A lot of people participated and got involved, so that was good.Ginobili and Tony Parker, who combined to form The Big Three with Duncan, combined for 29 points, seven assists and five rebounds.San Antonio won its fourth straight overall and fourth consecutive at home after a slow start at the AT&T Center.Aldridge got the Spurs first points on a 20-foot jumper. San Antonio signed Aldridge to play alongside Duncan last season and eventually replace him at power forward.He was very aggressive tonight, Popovich said. He wanted the ball. He demanded the ball, and he got the ball. He was very aggressive going to the hole. Taking shots that were open.Aldridge shot 6 for 15 from the field in 26 minutes.Alexis Ajinca led New Orleans with 16 points. Anthony Davis was limited to 12 points on 5-of-12 shooting.The Pelicans lost for the eighth time in 10 games.Were very inconsistent, Davis said. One game we play well offensively, defensively were talking, and another game were not. Weve got to figure out what team we want to be identified as. We cant keep going game from game with a different identity. Weve got to come out the same way.TIP-INSPelicans: F Solomon Hill missed the game to be with his wife after the birth of their first child. ... Quincy Pondexter has not played this season after having arthroscopic surgery on his left knee in March 2016. ... The Pelicans are 13-41 against the Spurs in franchise history, including just four wins in 28 games in San Antonio.Spurs: San Antonio retired Duncans jersey following the game. Among his former teammates in attendance to honor Duncan were David Robinson, Bruce Bowen, Sean Elliott, Malik Rose, Antonio Daniels and Will Perdue. ... The Spurs are 10-0 this season when Tony Parker scores in double figures. Parker had 12 on 6-for-12 shooting against the Pelicans. ... San Antonio has 30 alley-oop dunks in 26 games this season. They had 18 all of last season.IS THERE A PATENT?Popovich was asked if the Spurs played harder to ensure they didnt put a damper on Duncans retirement ceremony. Popovich responded in typical Popovich fashion.I brought my `I want to play for Timmy Duncan tonight gauge, Popovich said, but I left it in the locker room so Im not exactly sure how fired up they were.UP NEXTPelicans: At New Orleans on Tuesday night.Spurs: At Houston on Tuesday night. Dusty Baker Jersey . Malkin got tangled up with Detroits Luke Glendening early in the third period and his left skate took the brunt of collision with the boards behind Pittsburghs net. Bob Uecker Jersey Large .Y. - Detroit goaltender Jonas Gustavsson has earned NHL first star of the week honours after winning in his first three appearances of the season. http://www.custombravesjersey.com/custom-travis-darnaud-jersey-large-1887z.html .ca NFL Power Rankings, overtaking the Denver Broncos and remaining ahead of NFC competition San Francisco, Carolina and New Orleans. VAL DISERE, France -- Ilka Stuhecs stunning start to the World Cup ski season is a family affair.After winning the downhill in Val dIsere on Saturday -- her third downhill win and fourth victory overall -- she praised the person who looks after her skis.Its my mum, Stuhec said. Shes preparing my skis, which she does the best.Stuhec planned to make a couple of calls before getting some rest, as she prepares for a super-G here on Sunday.I will just call my sister and my dad and that will be it, she said. Then I will just turn off my phone, otherwise it will go crazy again.Race winners in the French Alpine resort are traditionally offered a cow, which they get to name.Stuhec will name her cow Isa (pronounced Isha).My dogs name, Stuhec explained. We had to euthanize (the dog) one week ago. Thats why Im crying now.Before this year, Stuhecs best World Cup finish was fourth in a super-G in 2013.Over the summer, frustrated by insufficient support from the Slovenian ski federation, she took matters into her own hands.I needed to make a huge step and make my own team, she said. It was really hard at the beginning. We did get some support from the federation, but for sure I hoped for more.She sensed her fortunes were turning for the better just before her breakthrough weekend in Lake Louise this month, when she won both downhill races and placed fifth in a super-G.I had this weird feeling, like `Its time, she said. I felt really confident. Its working, I guess.It certainly is.Stuhecs latest success followed her win on Friday in an Alpine combined. She was up to third in the overall World Cup standings.On the Oreiller-Killy course bathed in morning sunshine, Stuhec finished .28 seconds ahead of Austrian Cornelia Huetter and .32 clear of Italian Soffia Goggia, who iss also enjoying a breakthrough season. Johan Camargo Jersey. Goggia also had a career best of fourth before this season, and now has six podiums in eight races. She was also third on Friday, and strengthened her grip on second in the overall, 31 points behind American slalom specialist Mikaela Shiffrin.Everyone asks me about the overall, but actually its not my goal, Goggia said. Maybe when I was a child and I was dreaming about having this crystal globe in my hands.Still, Goggia is confident that she can turn her podium finishes into wins.I still havent found my limit yet on the downhill, she said. I have more to give.Three Italians, including two sisters, completed the top six: Nadia Fanchini was fourth, then Johanna Schnarf and Elena FanchiniBut the day belonged to Stuhec as she accelerated away on the bottom section to beat Huetter, who has 10 career podiums.After crossing the line, Stuhec put her hands over her face and then sank onto her back, shaking her head in disbelief.It was a surprise for me. Coming down and seeing the No. 1 (on the screen), Stuhec said. I thought Id made too many mistakes.Meanwhile, defending World Cup overall champion Lara Gut of Switzerland failed to finish for the second straight race, skiing off course after losing balance on the top section.There are days when you feel well and you ski well, and there are some when you just cannot bring it all together, said Gut, who explained that a bump on the course led to her mishap. Thats how it goes.Gut came here with a great chance of overtaking Shiffrin, but remains 105 points behind and has dropped down to fourth overall.She needs to score big points on Sunday. ' ' ' 
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