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After 17 regular season rounds and two weeks of playoffs, Super Rugby has arrived at its finale. Cheap Authentic Adidas Shoes . Fortunately SANZAAR powerbrokers can breathe easy, as the two best teams have won through to the decider despite a horribly inequitable draw. The Hurricanes and Lions have played some outstanding rugby this season and, crucially, looked to have peaked at exactly the right moment.The Hurricanes season began with an embarrassing 52-10 defeat by the Brumbies, a loss that immediately raised doubts over their potential to challenge for the title without Maa Nonu and Conrad Smith. A narrow loss to the Highlanders followed a week later before Chris Boyds side finally hit their straps, winning 11 or their last 13 - including a 50-17 thumping of the Lions in Johannesburg - to claim top spot at the end of the regular season.While the Hurricanes finished with a flourish, it was clear the Lions would be South Africas only genuine title contenders from the outset. The Joburg side began their campaign in Tokyo before a win over the Chiefs, in Hamilton, really got their season rolling. There were slip-ups against both the Hurricanes and Crusaders at home, but victories over the Blues and Highlanders (semifinal) showed theyve got the game that belongs at the tail end of the season.SquadsHurricanes: James Marshall, Cory Jane, Matt Proctor, Willis Halaholo, Jason Woodward, Beauden Barrett, TJ Perenara (captain), Victor Vito, Ardie Savea, Brad Shields, Michael Fatialofa, Vaea Fifita, Ben May,Dane Coles (captain )/Ricky Riccitelli, Loni Uhila Replacements: Ricky Riccitelli/Leni Apisai, Chris Eves, Reggie Goodes/Mike Kainga, Mark Abbott, Tony Lamborn, Jamison Gibson Park, Vince Aso, Julian Savea.Hurricanes captain Dane Coles has been bracketed for the Super Rugby final at a sold-out Westpac Stadium. If he is fit to play, he will be the only change to the team that started the semifinal win over the Chiefs last weekend. Ricky Riccitelli, who started at hooker against the Chiefs, has once again been bracketed with his skipper for the final, while there are also two late calls to be made in the reserves. Openside Callum Gibbins, who missed the semifinal with an Achilles injury, has once again been bracketed with Tony Lamborn, while prop Reggie Goodes has also been bracketed with Mike Kainga as he continues to work through concussion protocols. Colesy has made good progress each day and clearly hes very keen to play in the final, Hurricanes coach Chris Boyd said. He will do everything he can to be fit for kick-off and if he doesnt make it then we have every confidence Ricky and Leni step up and do a good job if required. Its a similar situation on the bench where were very fortunate to have some quality depth should Callum or Reggie not be able to prove their fitness in time. We will give them all as much time as they need before making the final call.Lions: Andries Coetzee, Ruan Combrinck, Lionel Mapoe, Rohan Janse van Rensburg, Courtnal Skosan, Elton Jantjies, Faf De Klerk; Warren Whiteley (c), Warwick Tecklenburg, Jaco Kriel, Franco Mostert, Andries Ferreira, Julian Redelinghuys, Malcolm Marx, Dylon Smith. Replacements: Armand van der Merwe, Corne Fourie, Jacques van Rooyen, Lourens Erasmus, Ruan Ackermann, Ross Cronje, Howard Mnisi, Jaco van der Walt.After missing the Lions semifinal triumph over the Highlanders, Lions skipper Warren Whiteley is back to lead his franchise in its maiden Super Rugby decider. The side is otherwise unchanged from last week, giving the South Africans great familiarity across the paddock.?Weve learnt a lot in the last couple of years and were fortunate enough to have a lot of continuity in the squad, Whiteley said. Weve learnt how to make the best of hard tours and have fun.Key matchup: Beauden Barrett vs. Elton JantjiesThe battle at No.10 is central to every rugby contest, but it takes on greater significance this week given the sensational recent form of both Beauden Barrett and Elton Jantjies.Barrett has long been regarded as a classy pivot, but the Taranaki native has taken his game to new levels this season by a coming up with a series of brilliant individual plays that highlight the gulf in skill between New Zealands playmakers and those in other parts of the world. But he has also developed a greater control of the finer points of fly-half play, and the ability to guide his team around paddock - something he did superbly in cyclonic conditions in Wellington two weeks ago. He may just be the best player on the planet right now, though that may not even be enough to see him don the All Blacks No.10 jersey in Bledisloe I.Much of the same can be said for Jantjies. A player of immense ability, the Lions pivot has taken a little longer to fulfil his potential; but buoyed by a Test return against Ireland last month, the 26-year-old fly-half really has the Lions humming. Blessed with a big left boot and a slick passing game, Jantjies has been at the heart of the Lions entertaining and free-running approach - evidenced by the two try-assists he laid on against the Highlanders last week.Key stats (Opta Stats)- The Hurricanes have won nine of their 10 encounters with the Lions in Super Rugby, including each of their last seven. In those last seven wins they have beaten the South African side by an average of 15.3 points per game.- Not since 2012 has a Super Rugby final been decided by more than the value of a converted try (Chiefs 37-6 Sharks).- This final pitches the best attack against the best defence, the Lions have averaged a competition high 36.4 points and 4.8 tries per game whilst the Hurricanes have conceded a league low 19 points per game.- The Lions (25) and Hurricanes (23) have scored the second and third most tries from possessions originating in their own half respectively this season, only the Crusaders (26) have scored more.WeatherKnown for its wind and rain, Wellington is expecting some slippery conditions throughout most of Saturday. The New Zealand capital will only hit a top of nine degrees during the day, but expect that to drop a few notches by the time kick-off rolls around.UBET verdict: Hurricanes $1.33, Lions $3.40 [correct as at 2/8]The Canes lost the home final last year, and UBET customers think they will atone in 2016 as they have been sensationally backed to beat the Lions. This will be the first time since Round 3 in March that any of the Lions first XV have ventured outside of South Africa - given their second-string team went to Argentina - so that is a plus for them. These two played in Joburg back in April, and on that occasion the Lions were slight underdogs and were thumped 50-17 -- the Canes scoring seven tries to three. The Canes have won all eight matches against the Lions on NZ soil, and realistically should be holding the trophy aloft on Saturday night.PredictionDriven by the final defeat of 2015 and the knowledge they remain the only New Zealand franchise still to win a Super Rugby final, this looks like the Hurricanes final to lose. Furthermore, only one team has won a Super Rugby decider in another country - the seven-time champion Crusaders. But it extends beyond sentiment and statistics, the Hurricanes have been nothing short of exemplary since the June Test break - their key men in career-best form. The Lions are loaded with rising talent, but their fairytale story could use another year of development.Hurricanes by seven. Cheap Adidas Shoes . LOUIS -- The New Orleans Saints looked like a team playing out the string. Cheap Adidas Shoes USA . The Swede became the first golfer to win the PGA Tours FedEx Cup and European Tours Race to Dubai in the same season. 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The Tigers missed the 2-point conversion.Marshall, a senior, was Florida States leading tackler with 111 at the time of his ejection. Cheap Adidas Shoes China. The ejection also means that Marshall will miss the first half of Florida States game next Saturday at North Carolina State. It is the first time a Florida State player has been ejected for targeting since linebacker Matthew Thomas was ejected during the second half of the Oct. 8 game at Miami. ' ' '
India lost to Australia 3-2 in their opening game of the Four Nations Tournament despite Rupinder Pal Singhs brace in Melbourne on Wednesday. Cheap Air Max 1 For Sale .All five goals of the match came from penalty corners, with Rupinder opening the scoring for India in the 21st minute. It was cancelled out in the 24th minute by Jeremy Hayward, who scored again in the 36th to give Australia the lead. Trend Mitton then scored in the 43rd minute to extend the hosts lead. Rupinders second came in the 53rd minute, but Australia did enough to hold on to the win and go to the top of the table with three points.With Malaysia drawing 1-1 with New Zealand in the earlier game, the result leaves India at the bottom of the table.?Indias next match is against Malaysia on Thursday.India started the brighter of the two, but failed to capitalize on early chances with Satbir Singh missing a good chance nine minutes into the first quarter.India broke the deadlock five minutes into the second. The Australia goalkeeper made two good saves from successive penalty corners, but was helpless on Indias third attempt with Rupinder Singhs powerful drag-flick finding the net to make it 1-0.While India took three attempts to score from a penalty corner, Australia needed just one. Jeremy Hayward leveled with a powerful drag-flick 10 minutes into the second quarter.Hayward got his second of the game 13 minutes into the third quarter. Akash Chikte denied Hayward a hat-trick with a reflex save, but the rebound was slotted in by Trent Mitton as the hosts made it 3-1 in the 43rd minute.Chikte kept Indias hopes alive with a brilliant save eight minutes from time. It almost paid-off too, with Rupinder pulling one back minutes later from a penalty corner. However, Australia defended well to hold on to the win. Air Max 1 Outlet . 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. Air Max 1 From China . The native of Mont-Tremblant, Que., captured a World Cup downhill event Saturday, his second this year and fifth career victory on the circuit. http://www.cheapairmax1sale.com/ . Lack made 20 saves for his third shutout of the season as the Canucks blanked the St. Louis Blues 1-0 in the first post-Olympic game for both teams night. LAS VEGAS -- Gabriel Flores Jr., a 16-year-old junior lightweight with a strong amateur background and gripping backstory, will turn pro after signing a promotional contract with Top Rank, chairman Bob Arum announced on Wednesday.But because Flores, of Stockton, California, is so young, he cannot fight professionally in the United States yet. He wont have his first bout until at least May, when he turns 17 and can apply for a special permit in various states, including Nevada and California.Why did we sign a 16?-year-old -- I think is because the younger we sign fighters the longer the guys in Top Rank feel theyll have me around, the 84-year-old Arum joked at the final news conference for the Manny Pacquiao-Jessie Vargas undercard at the Wynn resort.I think hes the youngest fighter Top Rank has ever signed. Hes a tremendous prospect, ranked No. 1 in his weight division in the amateur ranks. He has great natural skills and ability. Our matchmakers believe that will make him a star.Flores, a member of the U.S. junior national team in 2015 and 2016, comes into the pro ranks having gone 91-7 as an amateur and having won the 2016 U.S. junior national championship at 138 pounds. In 2015, he claimed a silver medal at the world junior championships at 125 pounds and a gold medal in the same division at the U.S. junior national championships.Flores will enter the pro ranks having endured much in his life.I know a lot of people have high expectations of me and I plan on exceeding all of them, said Flores, who started boxing at age 7. It wasnt easy getting to this point. I lost my mother at the age of 12. It was gang-violence-related. It took my mother away from me. She got shot in the back. They said if she would have made it she would have been paralyzed. She didnt make it, but right now, today, shes looking down on me and shes smiling right now.Flores mother, Juanita Maldonado, was shot while attending a childs birthday party in Stockton on March 17, 2013. Clearance Air Max 1 Shoes. She died the following day at age 35. Four others were also shot, reportedly by three men, though no arrests have been made.I could have just gave up on my dreams but giving up on my dreams would have been giving up on my mother, Flores said. Im just grateful to be in this position and want to make her proud.Flores said he wants to be a role model to kids in Stockton, a city gripped by gang violence.My mom wasnt the only one I lost in my family, said Flores, one of six children. I lost my uncle to gang violence. Thats why I look forward to fighting in my hometown so I can promote anti-gang-violence. I want the kids to know right from wrong and the consequences. I want to stop the violence in the city I was born in and the city I love.Flores is trained and managed by his father, Gabriel Flores Sr., whose own involvement in gangs landed him in prison for a stretch. He turned his back on gang life years ago and also trains Top Rank junior lightweight prospect Andy Vences (16-0, 10 KOs). Flores adviser is Rick Mirigian, who also handles blue-chip junior welterweight prospect and 2012 U.S. Olympian Jose Ramirez.Flores has ring experience sparring with quality fighters, including featherweight world titleholder Oscar Valdez and junior featherweight contender Jessie Magdaleno, both of whom have matches on the Pacquiao-Vargas undercard.Id say Im a pure boxer. I like to keep my distance and use my jab and my straight punches, but if it comes down to it, I can fight on the inside, Flores said. I can do anything it takes to win. My favorite boxer of all time is Roy Jones Jr. Sometimes Ill do a little showboating like he does, and sometimes I do that little jump-in hook. ' ' 'sicality, the 27-year-old Matulino said.We let them off the hook and they just took full opportunity. ' ' '
INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indiana Pacers have signed veteran point guard Aaron Brooks to a one-year deal. Boston Red Sox Jerseys .The Pacers announced the signing on Thursday. Brooks is entering his ninth season in the league, having previously played for Houston, Phoenix, Sacramento, Denver and Chicago. He has averaged 10.7 points and 3.2 assists in his career and gives the Pacers another experienced ball-handler behind Jeff Teague, who was acquired in a trade with the Hawks earlier this summer.The 31-year-old averaged 7.1 points in 16.1 minutes per game for the Bulls last season.Pacers President Larry Bird says Brooks will give new coach Nate McMillan another scorer off the bench who can create off the dribble and hit 3-pointers. Brooks is a 37 percent shooter from 3 in his career. Craig Kimbrel Jersey . It might not have mattered. While the Dodgers are preparing for the playoffs, the Padres showed their future has promise behind two rookies. Pedro Martinez Jersey . Ancelotti says Ronaldo has recovered from a hamstring injury but "but he doesnt feel comfortable yet so we wont risk him." Madrid is third in the Spanish league, six points behind leader Barcelona, going into Saturdays game against Valladolid. http://www.theredsoxteamshop.com/Red-Sox-Mookie-Betts-Kids-Jersey/ . Defenceman Yannick Weber scored the go-ahead goal early in the third period and the Canucks breathed a sigh of relief with a 2-1 win on Saturday night. DENVER -- Adam Rosales knew the ball was going out, and he knew how to celebrate the home run -- with a tribute to his mourning teammate.Rosales homer in the second inning was a small highlight in an otherwise tough day for San Diego. The Padres played with heavy hearts a day after Yangervis Solarte lost his wife, Yuliett, to cancer.The 6-3 loss to the Colorado Rockies on Sunday was the least of their worries.Everybodys heart breaks for him right now, Padres manager Andy Green said. Hes had infectious energy all year long, and when you can consider the circumstances of his life, its hard to fathom. So from our perspective, `Hey, whenever you want to be back, you can come back. If you dont want to be back in the last two weeks, you dont have to be back.But well continue to talk to him, offer our love and support, anything we can possibly do for his family from a logistics perspective.Rosales paid tribute to his teammate with a jump and a clap at home plate after his homer, mimicking Solartes home run celebration.We talked about it before the game today. If somebody hit a home run, wed do the alligator arm for Solarte, Rosales said. It was just a tribute. I feel like it would mean a lot to Solarte to know how much he means to us, how much his family means to the San Diego Padres.Before the game, the Rockies held a moment of silence for Yuliett.Im sure it was a tough day for them to play, Rockies manager Walt Weiss said. You lose a family member, Im sure there are a lot of heavy hearts over there. It certainly putts things in perspective. Rafael Devers Jersey. Mark Reynolds homered for the Rockies before breaking a bone in his left hand on a pitch in the fifth inning. Tony Wolters had three hits and Chad Bettis pitched into the sixth for the Rockies, who swept the Padres.Bettis (13-7) allowed three runs and five hits in 5 1/3 innings. He won for the third time in his last four starts and helped himself with two walks and an RBI.Adam Ottavino pitched the ninth for his fifth save.Padres starter Jarred Cosart (0-4) ran into trouble in the fourth when the Rockies took control. Reynolds hit a two-run homer and the Rockies loaded the bases with a single and two walks.Jose Dominguez walked in another run before giving up a two-run single to Carlos Gonzalez to make it 5-1.Cosarts last turn in the rotation was skipped after he left his start on Sept. 7 because of a strained right groin and hamstring.Its good to be back out there, Cosart said. Obviously, taking a turn through was rough watching, but everything felt pretty good for the first time back.Wil Myers double in the sixth cut the lead to 6-3 after Bettis bases-loaded walk gave Colorado a five-run cushion.TRAINERS ROOMPadres: C Derek Norris didnt start because of a jammed finger but was available off the bench.UP NEXTPadres: LHP Clayton Richard (2-2, 1.51 ERA) makes his seventh start for San Diego when the Padres open a three-game home series with Arizona. ' ' 'ed.They camped us down in our own half and we struggled to get out, they turned up and they rolled us with their physicality, the 27-year-old Matulino said.We let them off the hook and they just took full opportunity. ' ' '
Alabama?coach Nick Saban said he isnt aware of a pending transfer for Blake Barnett,?despite a report that the second-string quarterback has left the program. Air Max 1 Wholesale China .According to the report from AL.com, Barnett intends to transfer, which would make him the fourth quarterback to do so from Alabama since 2014, joining Parker McLeod, Luke Del Rio and Alec Morris.I know theres a lot swirling around about Blake Barnett, Saban said Wednesday. He did come to see me today before practice with some concerns about his future. Blake is a fine young man, hes done a great job with this program and wed love to see him be a part of the program in a future. But we also want him to do whats best for him.I dont have a final decision on that. Nobody has told me that. You may know more about it than I do, so I cant make any more comments about it other than that.Barnett, a redshirt freshman, started Alabamas season-opening game against USC before he was pulled in favor of Jalen Hurts. Barnett, a former five-star product from California, appeared in three games and completed 11 of 19 passes for 219 yards and two touchdowns versus the Trojans.Redshirt junior Cooper Bateman?would become the clear No. 2 quarterback on the Crimson Tides depth chart with Barnetts departure. Bateman started one game last season and was the primary backup to then-starter Jake Coker.Hurts, a true freshman, has started each of Alabamas past three games and has thrown five touchdowns and just one interception. He also has rushed for three scores.Top-ranked Alabama (4-0) will host Kentucky on Saturday night in Tuscaloosa. Air Max 1 Cheap China . He was followed closely by David Clarkson, donning red, seconds later. Clarksons actions one night earlier, leaping off the bench in defence of Kessel during a pre-season game against the Buffalo Sabres, will cost him the first 10 games of the regular season. Air Max 1 Sale Cheap . -- Al Jefferson found a groove just in time for the Charlotte Bobcats. http://www.discountairmax1.com/ . The Nashville Predators were glad their captain was still on their side. Weber had a goal and two assists, and Roman Josi scored the shootout winner to lift the Predators to a 4-3 win over the Flyers on Thursday night. Warriors stalwart Simon Mannering says theres no reasonable excuse for his sides lethargic display in their 41-22 NRL loss to South Sydney.The Warriors roared out of the blocks at Mt Smart Stadium and took an early lead through Solomone Kata but slumped after 10 minutes, conceding five tries in the first half.The Auckland-based side came off second best against the Rabbitohs forward pack and was punished by the kicking game of Adam Reynolds, who set up three tries.Souths also managed an impressive 88 per cent completion rate to the Warriors 69 per cent, and made almost 200 more metres with the ball.Mannering, 29, labelled the loss a reality check for the Warriors in their push for finals football.The loss pushes the Warriors out of the NRL top eight with three games to play, including a tough road trip to Townsville next week.The pressure would noww be on to snatch a finals spot from fellow mid-table clubs such as Penrith, Gold Coast and Wests Tigers. Air Max 1 Wholesale. thought wed been playing a very good system for a while and this is a few steps backwards, Mannering said.Some of their kicks were pretty sharp and we just couldnt react quick enough, not just from our edges but from the middle.Theres no reasonable excuse for it. Prop Ben Matulino said the Souths forward pack had rolled through his sides defence.Such lapses in performance could not be repeated.They camped us down in our own half and we struggled to get out, they turned up and they rolled us with their physicality, the 27-year-old Matulino said.We let them off the hook and they just took full opportunity. ' ' '
OTTAWA -- -- Under new coach Guy Boucher, the Ottawa Senators are determined to tighten up defensively this season. Babe Ruth Jersey .Their first attempt, Wednesday night at Canadian Tire Centre against the Toronto Maple Leafs, didnt turn out very well.The Senators, who allowed a league high 32.8 shots per game during the 2015-16 campaign, scored a 5-4 overtime victory over the Leafs despite being outshot 38-30. Goalie Craig Anderson was unbeatable to everyone except center Auston Matthews, who became the first player in NHL history to score four times in his debut.Anderson will be in goal again Saturday night when the Senators host the Montreal Canadiens.We know we have to allow less shots, said Boucher, who blamed the high total by the Maple Leafs on four penalties taken by his team. We need to improve that. We were on our way to doing it but when you lose that much momentum because youre on the penalty kill all the time and they get shots, thats gone down the drain.The Canadiens, who defeated the Buffalo Sabres 4-1 in their season opener Thursday, will remain on the road for their second game. Once again they will be without star goalie Carey Price, who is battling what the team calls a severe case of the flu.Goalie Al Montoya, who stopped 30 shots in Buffalo, will be back between the pipes for the Canadiens.Guys had the right mentality, Montreal captain Max Pacioretty said of the one-for-all approach in Prices absence. Guys sticking up for each other, a lot of selfless plays out there, some blocked shots, taking hits to make plays. Thats our motto for this team no matter who you are in the lineup.The Canadiens are expected to be bolstered by the return of defensemen Jeff Petry, who missed the opener with a knee injury.Montreal was concerned it would be without forward Andrew Shaw, but the league decided against any supplemental discipline for his slew foot on Sabres forward Johan Larsson.Canadiens coach Michel Therrien said Shaw will meet next week with general manager Marc Bergevin and NHL Department of Player Safety head Stephane Quintal for education.At the same time, Therrien said Shaw is an intense player and you want to make sure he doesnt lose that edge.The Senators will go with the same lineup they used against Toronto, which means defenseman Thomas Chabot, the teams first round selection in 2015, will be a healthy scratch for the second game in a row.Boucher said that Chabot will play in one of the teams back-to-back games next week, either in Detroit Monday or back in Ottawa against Arizona on Tuesday. At some point, the Senators have to decide if theyre keeping Chabot or sending him back to his junior team.Its not a developmental league, its a performance league, said Boucher. He will need to play to see if hes ready. If hes ready hell stay, and if hes not ready he wont stay. Brandon McCarthy Jersey .ca looks back at the stories and moments that made the year memorable. Ozzie Albies Jersey . General manager Jarmo Kekalainen told Aaron Portzline of The Columbus Dispatch on Friday that he wants to see Gaboriks contributions go beyond the scoresheet before considering a long-term deal for the soon-to-be unrestricted free agent. http://www.thebravesteamshop.com/Braves-Chipper-Jones-Kids-Jersey/ . 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.Valencia have climbed up the La Liga table in recent weeks following three straight wins, including a 2-1 victory over Barcelona the Nou Camp. The change in form comes soon after the departure of Gary Neville, who was sacked as head coach after just three wins in 16 league games.His former assistant, Pako Ayestaran, has replaced him, and he told Sky Sports Guillem Balague what he thinks went wrong for Neville and how he has helped turn things around... Communication the keyOne of the main problems to get through to the players is communication. A few weeks ago, I was with a Spanish football head coach who has been really successful. He told me that he wouldnt go to a foreign country again without mastering the language. To get to the players you need the language and thats crucial. That could be one of the changes that has improved the level of the players Pako Ayestaran Its important and I am sure the problem with Gary was not a lack of knowledge, he has knowledge about the game.He has to put that into practice but to get to the players you need the language and thats crucial. That could be one of the changes that has improved the level of the players.All about self-beliefEverything changes with the way you are working and the belief that the people in charge show to the players. I think when you are in a bad run of results, your self-confidence and belief affects the way you train, your determination and performances.As soon as we changed the belief and self-confidence, the way the players approach the training sessions and daily basic challenges, then everything has been changing little by little. Guillem Balague chats with Graham Hunter about the futures of Ronaldo and Neymar as well as Barcelona’s financial struggles Change of mentalityWhen people arrive at clubs in bad runs normally the first thing they look at is the conditioning of the players, but most of the time that is not the main problem. Julio Teheran Jersey. . Normally it is a lack of belief, lack of togetherness, lack of professionalism, lack of respect, or lack of ambition.As soon as you address all these main problems that affect the way players come to training, then everything starts changing. I say to players they have a daily challenge: to do the best work you can in every session, on every task, do it with enthusiasm and for the benefit of the team, because everything you give to the team you will get back. Also, you must overcome difficulties.Watch Valencias La Liga match at Getafe, live on Sky Sports 2 HD from 5.10pm on Sunday. Also See: Ronaldo: To sell or not to sell? 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OTTAWA -- -- Under new coach Guy Boucher, the Ottawa Senators are determined to tighten up defensively this season. Babe Ruth Jersey .Their first attempt, Wednesday night at Canadian Tire Centre against the Toronto Maple Leafs, didnt turn out very well.The Senators, who allowed a league high 32.8 shots per game during the 2015-16 campaign, scored a 5-4 overtime victory over the Leafs despite being outshot 38-30. Goalie Craig Anderson was unbeatable to everyone except center Auston Matthews, who became the first player in NHL history to score four times in his debut.Anderson will be in goal again Saturday night when the Senators host the Montreal Canadiens.We know we have to allow less shots, said Boucher, who blamed the high total by the Maple Leafs on four penalties taken by his team. We need to improve that. We were on our way to doing it but when you lose that much momentum because youre on the penalty kill all the time and they get shots, thats gone down the drain.The Canadiens, who defeated the Buffalo Sabres 4-1 in their season opener Thursday, will remain on the road for their second game. Once again they will be without star goalie Carey Price, who is battling what the team calls a severe case of the flu.Goalie Al Montoya, who stopped 30 shots in Buffalo, will be back between the pipes for the Canadiens.Guys had the right mentality, Montreal captain Max Pacioretty said of the one-for-all approach in Prices absence. Guys sticking up for each other, a lot of selfless plays out there, some blocked shots, taking hits to make plays. Thats our motto for this team no matter who you are in the lineup.The Canadiens are expected to be bolstered by the return of defensemen Jeff Petry, who missed the opener with a knee injury.Montreal was concerned it would be without forward Andrew Shaw, but the league decided against any supplemental discipline for his slew foot on Sabres forward Johan Larsson.Canadiens coach Michel Therrien said Shaw will meet next week with general manager Marc Bergevin and NHL Department of Player Safety head Stephane Quintal for education.At the same time, Therrien said Shaw is an intense player and you want to make sure he doesnt lose that edge.The Senators will go with the same lineup they used against Toronto, which means defenseman Thomas Chabot, the teams first round selection in 2015, will be a healthy scratch for the second game in a row.Boucher said that Chabot will play in one of the teams back-to-back games next week, either in Detroit Monday or back in Ottawa against Arizona on Tuesday. At some point, the Senators have to decide if theyre keeping Chabot or sending him back to his junior team.Its not a developmental league, its a performance league, said Boucher. He will need to play to see if hes ready. If hes ready hell stay, and if hes not ready he wont stay. Brandon McCarthy Jersey .ca looks back at the stories and moments that made the year memorable. Ozzie Albies Jersey . General manager Jarmo Kekalainen told Aaron Portzline of The Columbus Dispatch on Friday that he wants to see Gaboriks contributions go beyond the scoresheet before considering a long-term deal for the soon-to-be unrestricted free agent. http://www.thebravesteamshop.com/Braves-Chipper-Jones-Kids-Jersey/ . 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.Valencia have climbed up the La Liga table in recent weeks following three straight wins, including a 2-1 victory over Barcelona the Nou Camp. The change in form comes soon after the departure of Gary Neville, who was sacked as head coach after just three wins in 16 league games.His former assistant, Pako Ayestaran, has replaced him, and he told Sky Sports Guillem Balague what he thinks went wrong for Neville and how he has helped turn things around... Communication the keyOne of the main problems to get through to the players is communication. A few weeks ago, I was with a Spanish football head coach who has been really successful. He told me that he wouldnt go to a foreign country again without mastering the language. To get to the players you need the language and thats crucial. That could be one of the changes that has improved the level of the players Pako Ayestaran Its important and I am sure the problem with Gary was not a lack of knowledge, he has knowledge about the game.He has to put that into practice but to get to the players you need the language and thats crucial. That could be one of the changes that has improved the level of the players.All about self-beliefEverything changes with the way you are working and the belief that the people in charge show to the players. I think when you are in a bad run of results, your self-confidence and belief affects the way you train, your determination and performances.As soon as we changed the belief and self-confidence, the way the players approach the training sessions and daily basic challenges, then everything has been changing little by little. Guillem Balague chats with Graham Hunter about the futures of Ronaldo and Neymar as well as Barcelona’s financial struggles Change of mentalityWhen people arrive at clubs in bad runs normally the first thing they look at is the conditioning of the players, but most of the time that is not the main problem. Julio Teheran Jersey. . Normally it is a lack of belief, lack of togetherness, lack of professionalism, lack of respect, or lack of ambition.As soon as you address all these main problems that affect the way players come to training, then everything starts changing. I say to players they have a daily challenge: to do the best work you can in every session, on every task, do it with enthusiasm and for the benefit of the team, because everything you give to the team you will get back. Also, you must overcome difficulties.Watch Valencias La Liga match at Getafe, live on Sky Sports 2 HD from 5.10pm on Sunday. Also See: Ronaldo: To sell or not to sell? 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ST. Adidas Superstar España Baratas . JOSEPH, Mo. -- One of the NFLs top linebackers may not make it back this season, his pass-rushing partner and a dynamic running back have also been on the shelf, and a Pro Bowl safety has yet to arrive for training camp after contract negotiations fell through.Yet the Kansas City Chiefs are exuding optimism about the upcoming season.Makes total sense, right?Were in a situation where we have high expectations for the team, Chiefs chairman Clark Hunt said after taking in a recent practice. Were trying to build off what we accomplished last year.Hes referring to the stunning 11-game win streak that carried the Chiefs not only right into the playoffs but to their first postseason victory in more than two decades.Ive jokingly said that I expect us to get off to a better start, said Hunt, referring to a 1-5 run out of the gates, and I think that goes without saying. We do think we have a team that can compete for a championship and thats what the guys are about.It would help if Justin Houston could return from his February surgery to repair an ACL injury. And if Tamba Hali and Jamaal Charles can be productive. And if Eric Berry ever shows up.Regardless, the Chiefs believe they were close to piecing everything together last season, and they return the majority of the roster intact. So when they signed Mitch Schwartz to solidify the offensive line, made a couple of wise draft picks and signed Nick Foles this past week to provide a capable backup to quarterback Alex Smith, most of their pressing needs had been addressed.Hence the optimism that Kansas City can win its first AFC West title since 2010.Obviously a lot of that is based on the performance that we saw last year, Hunt said. The job that (general manager) John Dorsey and his staff have continued to do in terms of bringing in young players and some veteran players who can fill in and make us stronger, I think this is the most complete team weve had since Andy (Reid) and John have been here.Perhaps the most encouraging part of the first full week of training camp was the offense, which has often been the Chiefs Achilles heel. The defense has still been winning most of the workouts where starters go against each other, but there are signs that Smith and Co. can score this season.Rookie wide receiver Tyreek Hill has made numerous dazzling catches, perhaps a sign that the speedy return man is more than just a special teams ace. Wide receiver Jeremy Maclin and tight end Travis Kelce give Kansas City two dependable pass catchers. Charcandrick West and Spencer Ware have resumed with their one-two punch that proved so effective at running back when Charles went down last season.Even a veteran like Smith seems to be having a good start to training camp.Hes doing really well, co-offensive coordinator Matt Nagy said. For him to be able to make some of the throws he made, hes been doing that for years now, and hes really playing fast.Its all lip service until the first preseason game, if not the first regular season game. But that dress rehearsal is quickly approaching -- the Chiefs play the Seattle Seahawks on Saturday.It remains to be seen whether Hali, Charles or Berry will be on the field by then. In the case of the first two, Reid said, Were literally taking it day by day and seeing how theyre doing.Thats where were at on those two, Reid said.As for Berry, he cannot be fined for failing to report until he signs his franchise tag, and that can happen at any point before the regular season. But to think he will forego doing it is silly since he would be squandering the roughly $10.8 million he will make this season on the one-year deal.We were disappointed to not be able to reach a long-term contract with Eric. Hes somebody we think very highly of, Hunt said. We certainly look forward to having him be a part of the team in 2016. And as soon as we have an opportunity next year, well sit down with his representatives and see if we can work out a scenario where he can finish his career here. Adidas Superstar Baratas Rebajas . Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the Carolina Hurricanes, announced Wednesday that the team would assign Swedish forward Elias Lindholm to his nations team for the upcoming tournament. Adidas Superstar Baratas Online . The head of USA Boxing came out swinging Tuesday with an open letter to Tyson -- a former Olympic hopeful himself -- that accuses the former heavyweight champion of trying to poach fighters who might be candidates for the U. http://www.baratasadidassuperstar.es/ . From filmmaker Nanette Burstein (On the Ropes), The Price of Gold revisits the saga that rocked the figure skating world ahead of the 1994 Lillehammer Olympic Winter Games: the assault on Nancy Kerrigan, and the plot that led its way back to her rival Tonya Harding. ESPNs Buster Olney is on vacation this week, but hes still compiling roundups. View Mondays roundup here.I felt the pop in my elbow and knew exactly what had happened.It was April 1, two nights before our first game of the regular season, and after sliding headfirst into home, I pushed off the ground to get to my feet, and I felt the pop.There was a split-second when a hope zoomed through my mind that maybe the same injury hadnt happened, but when I grabbed my right elbow and felt for the bone, I could feel the indent from a fracture. I had a flashback to the first time this had happened to me.Earlier in spring training, we had found out that the screw placed in my elbow during a surgery in 2010 had split in half, and I had missed a lot of spring training games. There wasnt anything we could do about that without an operation, but as the start of the season got closer, I felt ready to go -- until I started to get up after that slide.When I got to the clubhouse, Gary Waslewski, our team doctor, quickly examined my elbow and gave me a rough look. He knew what had happened too. Most of the guys still playing the game came back from the dugout and gave me a hug. Chip Hale, our manager, spent a good inning or two with me. Its all right, he said. Its going to be fine. There were a couple emotional hours, and Ill never forget the support I got that night, with the players and the coaches letting me know that they were there for me.That night, the X-ray machine at Chase Field happened to be broken, so we went to a hospital for an examination. I was assigned to a room and waited. It just so happened that Kate, my wife, had picked her dad up from the airport within the hour that I got hurt, so she rushed over. Judy Hale, Chips wife, was also a big help.They rolled a portable X-ray machine into my room, but I knew what the images would show. I didnt even bother to look -- not because I was disgusted by it but because it would only confirm what I already assumed. Kate played lacrosse at Notre Dame and knew what it would take to rehabilitate an injury like that, and she was pretty upset, and it became more of a case of me comforting her. (Or maybe she was upset because she knew she would have to deal with me at home the rest of the season.)I had a hard time getting to sleep that night. When you get hurt, you have a lot of stuff racing through your mind.I knew exactly who would do the surgery: Dr. Don Sheridan, who is one of the best in the world at what he does. I had surgery on my hand before, and he did that. We had become friends, and as we got ready for the elbow surgery, he gave me some confidence. He definitely gave me peace of mind by saying, Were going to fix this once and for all.It was a delicate and complicated surgery. He hoped to get the old screw out of the bone -- without making a huge mess of my elbow -- then take some bone from my hip for a graft to help new growth at the point of the fracture. But he had total conviction.I woke up after the surgery, and Dr. Sheridan came in, looking completely exhausted, like someone who had run a marathon. But he had prepared for hours for this, and he was fired up. He showed mme, with a bunch of pictures from the surgery, how well it went. Adidas Superstar Rebajas. Everything is exactly where its supposed to be, he told me. For the first time in years, my elbow was in exactly the right alignment.Then Dr. Sheridan reached out with something in his hand and dropped it into my hand: the old screw. I saw the pictures of the hole where the screw was, and I have no idea how he got it out of there. It was pretty amazing. There were lots of hugs in that room.I began working with our great athletic trainers, including Ken Crenshaw, who is unbelievable because of the attitude he brings every day, the unselfishness. Id thank him for some progress we made, and hed say, Its all you. Clearly, thats not true. There were a lot of other people who have helped along the way, including trainer Ryan DiPanfilo, strength and conditioning coordinator Nate Shaw, physical therapist Ben Hagar and medical coordinator Kyle Torgerson. Its a complete team effort, and when you walk into the room and need something, theyll drop whatever theyre doing and immediately say, Lets do it. Theyre completely invested in making you better. Kate has been the No. 1 rock star, getting me ready for each day, making the meals and working on my nutrition, which mightve been the most important part of the healing.Six weeks into the rehabilitation process, I had a scan to determine how the bone was healing, and we didnt expect much. Having gone through this once before, I was thinking we might not have much healing at all. But you could see in the images that it already had gotten a lot better. There were only a couple spots that still showed the fracture line. Ten weeks in, we had another scan, and it was exponentially improved. By week 12, you couldnt see any lines from the fracture; it was rock solid. The whole thing was normal. It was incredible.I sent a text to thank everybody: our athletic trainers, Dr. Waslewski and Dr. Sheridan, and Dr. Sheridan responded with a line from the movie Apollo 13: This is going to be our finest hour. We had gone from that terrible moment at Chase Field on the eve of the season to a fully healed elbow in just a few months.I remember the first time I threw with Ken Crenshaw, something you have to do incrementally, starting with a tennis ball thrown just a couple of feet. That went well, so we moved up to a 4-ounce ball. Then a normal baseball. Everything felt great; everything was so smooth. When I took batting practice in recent years, I had to ease into it with the first swings of the day. Now Im able to take a full hack on the first swing.On Aug. 4, I got to begin my rehabilitation assignment. I got a single in four at-bats, and moving along to Class A, I homered in my first game with the Visalia Rawhide. On my drive away from the park after the game, I was thinking about how awesome it felt to be out on a baseball field. It felt amazing and powerful to be able to do that again. I didnt care where it was, in Class A or the big leagues. I was back on a field, healthy again, whole again. ' ' '
MILWAUKEE -- Milwaukee Bucks head coach Jason Kidd needed plenty of superlatives to describe Thursday nights victory. Nick Castellanos Jersey .Giannis Antetokounmpo and Jabari Parker had 27 points each to lead the Bucks past the Indiana Pacers 125-107.You could see right off the bat they were ready, Kidd said of the dynamic duo. They took good shots. They shared the ball. If they had an open shot, they took it. If not, they got off of it. They made good, quick decisions. When you do that, youre going to score a lot of points.Kidd has turned the offense over to Antetokounmpo, and the 6-foot-11, 222-pound guard has responded. He had nine assists and seven rebounds and his running mate, Parker, made a career-high four 3-pointers and grabbed eight rebounds.Kidd also got production out of Greg Monroe, who added 16 points, 16 rebounds and six assists, and Tony Snell, the newcomer acquired from the Chicago Bulls for Michael Carter-Williams, had 14 points, including a 3 at the buzzer that gave Milwaukee a 63-57 lead at halftime.Everybody was great, Kidd said. Everybody who participated did their job and stayed in character. It was a great team win against a talented, well-coached team.Paul George scored 23 points, reserve C.J. Miles added 19, Jeff Teague had 16 and Myles Turner 15, but it wasnt enough as the Pacers slipped to 0-3 on the road.When Parker hit from in close and then from beyond the arc to open the fourth quarter, it looked like the Bucks would coast to their third win of the season.Indiana had other ideas and closed with a flurry led by George who hit a 3-pointer with 9:28 to go, cutting the deficit to 95-82. When Turner made two free throws and Thaddeus Young hit a basket, the Bucks lead was nine.After a steal by Monta Ellis who dished to George for another basket, the Pacers trailed by seven with 4:11 to play, but that was as close as they got. Snell hit a 3-pointer, Miles Plumlee dunked and Antetokounmpo scored in traffic to push the lead to 14 points and the Bucks regained control of the game.George was not happy with the outcome, despite coming close down the stretch.Im real frustrated, he said. I know how good we could be. I know how good we were. Were nowhere close to it. Its embarrassing the way were playing and we look on the floor right now.Miles agreed with his teammates assessment.Were not tied together, man, he said. You can see it. You can see it. Were not showing no spirit, no heart. You dont see guys getting excited about anything.Parker sparked the Bucks with nine points as Milwaukee opened the third quarter with some energy, attacked the boards on both ends and pulled away to a 74-61 lead. Parker hit a 3, two driving dunks and a putback before George stopped the surge with a wide-open 3-pointer with 7:03 left in the quarter. But the Bucks were off and running again, building the lead to as many as 17.You look at what Jabari did tonight, catch-and-shoot, making plays for his teammates, Kidd said. He scored. He made the extra pass. Thats his game. Hes the total package.Malcom Brogdon, the Bucks second-round draft pick from Virginia, scored 12 points, including two free throws that pushed the margin to 90-73 with seconds left in the third.TIP-INSPacers: G Rodney Stuckey missed his third consecutive game with a right hamstring strain. ... The Pacers took three of four from the Bucks last season. Indianas 37-point win on Nov. 21 was the Pacers largest win and Milwaukees largest loss in 2015-16.Bucks: Coming into Thursdays game, Antetokounmpo is the only NBA player averaging over 23 points, 9 rebounds, 5 assists and 2 blocks per game. ... F Steve Novak has yet to play in a game.WE OWN THE PAINTThe Bucks came into the game tied with Oklahoma City for second in the NBA in points in the paint (53.5) behind only the Washington Wizards (56.7). Milwaukee recorded 62 points in the paint against the Pacers who had 42.NOT VERY PRETTYThe Pacers had 21 turnovers which the Bucks turned into 34 points. Milwaukee returned the favor by making 22 miscues which Indiana converted into 26 points.UP NEXTPacers: On Saturday, they look for payback against the Bulls who beat them 118-101 on Oct. 29 in Chicago.Bucks: On Saturday, they host the Sacramento Kings who took the two-game series last season. Shane Greene Jersey .Y. -- Sabres defenceman Tyler Myers had no intention of changing his hard-hitting style before taking part in a disciplinary hearing for his illegal check to New Jersey forward Dainius Zubrus head. Al Kaline Jersey . After Mondays hard-fought loss, the wait seemed longer than usual. Getting set to go their separate ways for a short Christmas break, the Raptors coach credited his team for their effort on a seemingly impossible three-game road trip, urging them to build on that success when they get back to work at the end of the week. http://www.tigersgearshop.com/Tigers-Alan-Trammell-Kids-Jersey/.S District Court against Major League Baseball, the Office of the Commissioner and his own union, the MLBPA. MONTREAL -- Before the Montreal Canadiens home opener, the Bell Centre crowd gave a huge ovation to ailing goaltender Carey Price.After the game, they did the same for his replacement.Veteran backup Al Montoya, filling in for a third straight game while Price recovers from the flu, made 36 saves to lead the Canadiens to a 4-0 victory over the Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday night.In three starts to begin the season, Montoya has a 1.30 goals-against average and a .962 save percentage.I feel Ive been trying to make a statement for a while, said Montoya, a backup most of his career who signed as a free agent this summer from the Florida Panthers. For me, this is just an opportunity to play.I dont try to overdo anything. I come out, have fun, play my game and let the rest take care of itself. The win is fantastic. Thats all we play for, but maybe (the shutout) was the cherry on top.David Desharnais scored twice and another offseason signing, Alexander Radulov, got his first goal as a Canadien with Montoya picking up an assist. Max Pacioretty also scored for Montreal, 2-0-1.When you see Monty make some of those saves, it gives us an opportunity to try to get him the shutout and try to get some goals for him, Pacioretty said. You have to credit most of that game to him because he was incredible.He played great all three games, but tonight, he gave us a chance. After our goal they had a flurry of chances. There were a couple of times in the first period when he had to come up big. The timeliness of those saves allowed us to get some momentum.Price fell ill just before the start of the regular season. He got back to work on his own on Sunday and had his first workout with his teammates in the morning skate on Tuesday. It was uncertain if he will be ready to play when the Arizona Coyotes visit Thursday night.The Penguins, coming off an overtime loss at home Monday night, played their first road game of the season. Pittsburgh outshoot the Canadiens 36-32. Joe Jimenez Jersey. We have to forget these two games and look forward, Penguins star Evgeni Malkin said. We have to stay positive right now.We knew (Price) was not playing. We know they have a good team. It was opening game for Montreal. And Montoyas a good goalie too. He saved a lot tonight. But we need to score goals because we have great four lines. We had lots of power plays too (0 for 8), but made lots of mistakes.There were 30 shots taken in the first -- 17-13 for Pittsburgh -- but it was on only the second of the period that Pacioretty opened the scoring at 23 seconds as he took a feed in the slot from Jeff Petry and beat Marc-Andre Fleury with a wrist shot.Desharnais was parked alone in front of Fleury when he slammed in Paciorettys blind, backhand pass from the corner 12:07 into the second.Radulov scored 4:31 into the third as he burst down the right wing and cut in front. The Penguins challenged, claiming goaltender interference by Brendan Gallagher, but the goal stood.Desharnais was alone at the side of the net to tap in a cross-ice pass from Jeff Petry at 13:44 after sustained pressure in the Pittsburgh zone.Game notes The Canadiens made one lineup change, sending in Brian Flynn for Dan Carr. ... Pittsburgh captain Sidney Crosby (concussion) did not play. ... The Penguins went with Fleury in goal for a second consecutive night rather than use backup Mike Condon, who they claimed off waivers from Montreal two weeks ago. Condon lost the backup job in camp to Montoya. ... In pre-game introductions, former coach Jacques Demers, recovering from a stroke, brought out a torch in his wheelchair to pass to Pacioretty. Shea Weber, obtained in the deal for P.K. Subban, got the loudest applause of the players on the ice.UP NEXT:Penguins: host San Jose on Thursday.Candiens: host Arizona on Thursday. ' ' '
ST. Adidas Superstar España Baratas . JOSEPH, Mo. -- One of the NFLs top linebackers may not make it back this season, his pass-rushing partner and a dynamic running back have also been on the shelf, and a Pro Bowl safety has yet to arrive for training camp after contract negotiations fell through.Yet the Kansas City Chiefs are exuding optimism about the upcoming season.Makes total sense, right?Were in a situation where we have high expectations for the team, Chiefs chairman Clark Hunt said after taking in a recent practice. Were trying to build off what we accomplished last year.Hes referring to the stunning 11-game win streak that carried the Chiefs not only right into the playoffs but to their first postseason victory in more than two decades.Ive jokingly said that I expect us to get off to a better start, said Hunt, referring to a 1-5 run out of the gates, and I think that goes without saying. We do think we have a team that can compete for a championship and thats what the guys are about.It would help if Justin Houston could return from his February surgery to repair an ACL injury. And if Tamba Hali and Jamaal Charles can be productive. And if Eric Berry ever shows up.Regardless, the Chiefs believe they were close to piecing everything together last season, and they return the majority of the roster intact. So when they signed Mitch Schwartz to solidify the offensive line, made a couple of wise draft picks and signed Nick Foles this past week to provide a capable backup to quarterback Alex Smith, most of their pressing needs had been addressed.Hence the optimism that Kansas City can win its first AFC West title since 2010.Obviously a lot of that is based on the performance that we saw last year, Hunt said. The job that (general manager) John Dorsey and his staff have continued to do in terms of bringing in young players and some veteran players who can fill in and make us stronger, I think this is the most complete team weve had since Andy (Reid) and John have been here.Perhaps the most encouraging part of the first full week of training camp was the offense, which has often been the Chiefs Achilles heel. The defense has still been winning most of the workouts where starters go against each other, but there are signs that Smith and Co. can score this season.Rookie wide receiver Tyreek Hill has made numerous dazzling catches, perhaps a sign that the speedy return man is more than just a special teams ace. Wide receiver Jeremy Maclin and tight end Travis Kelce give Kansas City two dependable pass catchers. Charcandrick West and Spencer Ware have resumed with their one-two punch that proved so effective at running back when Charles went down last season.Even a veteran like Smith seems to be having a good start to training camp.Hes doing really well, co-offensive coordinator Matt Nagy said. For him to be able to make some of the throws he made, hes been doing that for years now, and hes really playing fast.Its all lip service until the first preseason game, if not the first regular season game. But that dress rehearsal is quickly approaching -- the Chiefs play the Seattle Seahawks on Saturday.It remains to be seen whether Hali, Charles or Berry will be on the field by then. In the case of the first two, Reid said, Were literally taking it day by day and seeing how theyre doing.Thats where were at on those two, Reid said.As for Berry, he cannot be fined for failing to report until he signs his franchise tag, and that can happen at any point before the regular season. But to think he will forego doing it is silly since he would be squandering the roughly $10.8 million he will make this season on the one-year deal.We were disappointed to not be able to reach a long-term contract with Eric. Hes somebody we think very highly of, Hunt said. We certainly look forward to having him be a part of the team in 2016. And as soon as we have an opportunity next year, well sit down with his representatives and see if we can work out a scenario where he can finish his career here. Adidas Superstar Baratas Rebajas . Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the Carolina Hurricanes, announced Wednesday that the team would assign Swedish forward Elias Lindholm to his nations team for the upcoming tournament. Adidas Superstar Baratas Online . The head of USA Boxing came out swinging Tuesday with an open letter to Tyson -- a former Olympic hopeful himself -- that accuses the former heavyweight champion of trying to poach fighters who might be candidates for the U. http://www.baratasadidassuperstar.es/ . From filmmaker Nanette Burstein (On the Ropes), The Price of Gold revisits the saga that rocked the figure skating world ahead of the 1994 Lillehammer Olympic Winter Games: the assault on Nancy Kerrigan, and the plot that led its way back to her rival Tonya Harding. ESPNs Buster Olney is on vacation this week, but hes still compiling roundups. View Mondays roundup here.I felt the pop in my elbow and knew exactly what had happened.It was April 1, two nights before our first game of the regular season, and after sliding headfirst into home, I pushed off the ground to get to my feet, and I felt the pop.There was a split-second when a hope zoomed through my mind that maybe the same injury hadnt happened, but when I grabbed my right elbow and felt for the bone, I could feel the indent from a fracture. I had a flashback to the first time this had happened to me.Earlier in spring training, we had found out that the screw placed in my elbow during a surgery in 2010 had split in half, and I had missed a lot of spring training games. There wasnt anything we could do about that without an operation, but as the start of the season got closer, I felt ready to go -- until I started to get up after that slide.When I got to the clubhouse, Gary Waslewski, our team doctor, quickly examined my elbow and gave me a rough look. He knew what had happened too. Most of the guys still playing the game came back from the dugout and gave me a hug. Chip Hale, our manager, spent a good inning or two with me. Its all right, he said. Its going to be fine. There were a couple emotional hours, and Ill never forget the support I got that night, with the players and the coaches letting me know that they were there for me.That night, the X-ray machine at Chase Field happened to be broken, so we went to a hospital for an examination. I was assigned to a room and waited. It just so happened that Kate, my wife, had picked her dad up from the airport within the hour that I got hurt, so she rushed over. Judy Hale, Chips wife, was also a big help.They rolled a portable X-ray machine into my room, but I knew what the images would show. I didnt even bother to look -- not because I was disgusted by it but because it would only confirm what I already assumed. Kate played lacrosse at Notre Dame and knew what it would take to rehabilitate an injury like that, and she was pretty upset, and it became more of a case of me comforting her. (Or maybe she was upset because she knew she would have to deal with me at home the rest of the season.)I had a hard time getting to sleep that night. When you get hurt, you have a lot of stuff racing through your mind.I knew exactly who would do the surgery: Dr. Don Sheridan, who is one of the best in the world at what he does. I had surgery on my hand before, and he did that. We had become friends, and as we got ready for the elbow surgery, he gave me some confidence. He definitely gave me peace of mind by saying, Were going to fix this once and for all.It was a delicate and complicated surgery. He hoped to get the old screw out of the bone -- without making a huge mess of my elbow -- then take some bone from my hip for a graft to help new growth at the point of the fracture. But he had total conviction.I woke up after the surgery, and Dr. Sheridan came in, looking completely exhausted, like someone who had run a marathon. But he had prepared for hours for this, and he was fired up. He showed mme, with a bunch of pictures from the surgery, how well it went. Adidas Superstar Rebajas. Everything is exactly where its supposed to be, he told me. For the first time in years, my elbow was in exactly the right alignment.Then Dr. Sheridan reached out with something in his hand and dropped it into my hand: the old screw. I saw the pictures of the hole where the screw was, and I have no idea how he got it out of there. It was pretty amazing. There were lots of hugs in that room.I began working with our great athletic trainers, including Ken Crenshaw, who is unbelievable because of the attitude he brings every day, the unselfishness. Id thank him for some progress we made, and hed say, Its all you. Clearly, thats not true. There were a lot of other people who have helped along the way, including trainer Ryan DiPanfilo, strength and conditioning coordinator Nate Shaw, physical therapist Ben Hagar and medical coordinator Kyle Torgerson. Its a complete team effort, and when you walk into the room and need something, theyll drop whatever theyre doing and immediately say, Lets do it. Theyre completely invested in making you better. Kate has been the No. 1 rock star, getting me ready for each day, making the meals and working on my nutrition, which mightve been the most important part of the healing.Six weeks into the rehabilitation process, I had a scan to determine how the bone was healing, and we didnt expect much. Having gone through this once before, I was thinking we might not have much healing at all. But you could see in the images that it already had gotten a lot better. There were only a couple spots that still showed the fracture line. Ten weeks in, we had another scan, and it was exponentially improved. By week 12, you couldnt see any lines from the fracture; it was rock solid. The whole thing was normal. It was incredible.I sent a text to thank everybody: our athletic trainers, Dr. Waslewski and Dr. Sheridan, and Dr. Sheridan responded with a line from the movie Apollo 13: This is going to be our finest hour. We had gone from that terrible moment at Chase Field on the eve of the season to a fully healed elbow in just a few months.I remember the first time I threw with Ken Crenshaw, something you have to do incrementally, starting with a tennis ball thrown just a couple of feet. That went well, so we moved up to a 4-ounce ball. Then a normal baseball. Everything felt great; everything was so smooth. When I took batting practice in recent years, I had to ease into it with the first swings of the day. Now Im able to take a full hack on the first swing.On Aug. 4, I got to begin my rehabilitation assignment. I got a single in four at-bats, and moving along to Class A, I homered in my first game with the Visalia Rawhide. On my drive away from the park after the game, I was thinking about how awesome it felt to be out on a baseball field. It felt amazing and powerful to be able to do that again. I didnt care where it was, in Class A or the big leagues. I was back on a field, healthy again, whole again. ' ' 'picks. Last weekend at UFC Fight Night 32 my #TeamLynch got the best of #TeamJC by a score of 9-6. Let us know which side youre on for UFC 167 use the hashtag #TeamLynch or #TeamJC on Twitter. MANCHESTER, England -- Manchester United says it completes signing of Paul Pogba from Juventus. ' ' '
LAWRENCEBURG, Ky. Comprar Zapatillas Air Max Baratas . -- Buddy Ryan was remembered not just as a defensive master who won two Super Bowls and spawned a legacy carried on by players and twin sons now coaching in the NFL.He also motivated players with a gruff but caring approach that helped them succeed on the field and in life. Ryan had his players backs no matter how tough and demanding he seemed, a loyalty noted and reciprocated by many of his pupils who traveled far to pay their respects Friday.The thing I loved about Buddy is that everybody got the same treatment, Hall of Fame linebacker Mike Singletary said during a 20-minute eulogy at St. Lawrence Catholic Church that ended with an emotional pause.Theres not enough time to go into so many other things that he taught me as a player, as a husband, as a father. But what he did for me I am eternally. ... in debt.Gratitude was the common theme as former players from several teams Ryan coached said their formal goodbyes to the defensive mastermind, who died Tuesday at 85. Notably present were several members of the 1985 Chicago Bears, who won the Super Bowl thanks to the dominant 46 defense coordinated by Ryan and featured the appearance of head coach Mike Ditka among an impressive group of Hall of Famers.Also present were the members of the Philadelphia Eagles and Arizona Cardinals, two NFL teams Ryan led as a head coach. Ryan was also a defensive line and linebackers coach for the 1968 champion New York Jets.It was great to see Eagles players along with a lot of Bears, and not just on that `85 team, said Gary Fencik, a defensive back on that Bears team and a pall bearer. There were just so many (guys) that played for Buddy.Ryans family -- including Buffalo Bills coach Rex Ryan and twin brother Rob, an assistant -- and many friends hugged, smiled and took selfies as they no doubt reminisced about the man and success he built.Judging from the Hall of Famers and Pro Bowlers present, it was more like an NFL reunion. And that speaks volumes about Ryans legacy.Besides Ditka, Fencik and Singletary, the Bears contingent included Hall of Fame defensive linemen Richard Dent and Dan Hampton, Steve McMichael, Doug Plank and Leslie Frazier, who became a head coach himself. Bears team official Pat McCaskey spoke briefly before Singletary followed with a heartfelt eulogy that touched on Ryans loyalty to his players.Standouts from Ryans teams in Philadelphia were there, including Seth Joyner, Eric Allen and Clyde Simmons. Hall of Fame defensive back Aeneas Williams, who played under Ryan in Arizona, was among a group of pall bearers who carried Ryans wooden casket from a hearse bearing the U.S. Army seal from Ryans service during the Korean War.Singletary said their presence proves how they felt about Ryans devotion, and added, when you look around this room and see all these men, that is the result of a coach that is loyal.Ryan was buried in a private ceremony at Lawrenceburg Cemetery. Before the procession pulled away, players mingled with both Rex and Rob Ryan, with discussions of football overheard.Ryan raised horses on a farm here and Singletary suggested that he might train some up in heaven. On the other hand, McMichael speculated that his former coach wouldnt be far from his first love.I dont know who the defensive coordinator is on Gods football team up there, McMichael said, but he just lost his job.---AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP-NFL Air Max Baratas Outlet . Galatasaray said in a statement on its website Monday that Mancini signed a three-year contract and will be paid 3.5 million euros for the upcoming season, with his salary upped to 4. Comprar Air Max Baratas Online . Newcastle dominated in the early stages but City weathered the storm and then raised its game in extra time. Negredo broke the deadlock from close range after a simple move in the 99th minute before Dzeko took the ball round goalkeeper Tim Krul to seal the victory in the 105th. http://www.baratasairmaxoutlet.es/ . Once again Jordan Cieciwa (@FitCityJordan) and I (@LynchOnSports) go head to head in our picks. Last weekend at UFC Fight Night 32 my #TeamLynch got the best of #TeamJC by a score of 9-6. Let us know which side youre on for UFC 167 use the hashtag #TeamLynch or #TeamJC on Twitter. MANCHESTER, England -- Manchester United says it completes signing of Paul Pogba from Juventus. ' ' '
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Essex 13 for 2 trail Leicestershire 238 (Cosgrove 71, Robson 52, Porter 4-50) by 225 runs Scorecard These are puzzling days at Leicestershire. Patrick Corbin Jersey .On the face of things, this season has offered impressive improvement. After years among the also runs of the County Championship, here they are in late-August with a realistic chance of promotion. Going into this game, they were second in the table. If that sounds modest, it has to be remembered that they have not played in the top division since 2003 and did not win a single game in this division in 2013 and 2014. The improvement is welcome.The ground has improved, too. There are floodlights, new broadcasting facilities and improved stands. All of it is welcome.But scratch beneath the surface and you are left wondering how deep the roots of this recovery stretch. The only man in this side (Lewis Hill) who could indisputably claim to be home grown was making his first Championship appearance of the season and none of the top four were born in the UK.That is fine, up to a point. The addition of seasoned professionals may well have been required to alter the culture of a club that had become accustomed to losing. Their attitude and experience alongside some local talent could shape the future of the club.But theres the rub. Because the local talent isnt getting a game. Instead Atif Sheikh, a left-arm bowler of rare pace, has been released, Jigar Naik is seemingly sentenced to a future in the seconds, Aadil Ali, about whom there was such hope ahead of the season, hasnt played a first-class game since June and Zak Chappell, a promising fast bowler, here missed out to 27-year-old Dieter Klein, a journeyman South African making his first-class debut for the club who nabbed Alastair Cook as a notable maiden Championship wicket.Of course there is a balance to be struck. Of course young payers cannot be flung into the side without support. Of course in these mobile, multi-cultural times you would expect a team based in a city like Leicester to host players with wildly varied backgrounds. Of course the likes of Angus Robson, who here compiled a patient half-century, could go on to provide years of service for the club and be seen as Leicester through and through.But for five of this team to be born in Australia or South Africa and only one to have progressed through the clubs system suggests that balance has not been found. And for all the talk of embracing the local Asian community, there is no Asian face in the side here and very few in the stands. The two are probably connected.Leicestershire could claim, with some justification, that several players who developed through the club and might be playing for them even now (Stuart Broad, James Taylor, Greg Smith, Harry Gurney and Luke Wright, among others) had larger clubs not enticed them elsewhere. But Essex could say much the same. They have lost Adam Wheater, Reece Topley, Ben Foakes, Tymal Mills, Varun Chopra and Mark Pettini among many others. Yet they still fielded a side containing eight home grown players here.Most of all, Leicestershire could claim that it was always going to take time to turn things around here. So deep was the descent into mediocrity and irrelevance that it was always going to take years to produce a locally resourced, competitive side that reflected its local community. They are not so far into the rebuilding process that a judgement can yet be made as to its effectiveness.It would have been nice to put these points to the clubs head coach, but Andrew McDonald declined the interview request until the end of the match. Perhaps Leicestershire are happy with an attendance of 800 (their highest Championship gate of the season) and the absence of independent coverage? Or perhaps the club are reluctant to put McDonald into a tricky position while his future remains uncertain. Despite having a contract with the club until the end of 2018, rumours linking him with a full-time return to Australia continue. He has already taken the Melbourne Renegades position; the Victoria role remains open. Some well-placed sources expect an announcement within days.And it needs to be asked how much have Leicestershire really improved under him? Or have they just plugged the holes with imports? Are they really any different now to the side that was ridiculed for filling itself with Kolpak registrations? If they are going to fulfil a role for English cricket - and they have a fine history of doing just that - they have to grow their own or improve those who were unloved elsewhere. In two or three of this side - Ned Eckersley, Robson and Ben Raine - they have such players. But there is a huge amount of room for improvement.They didnt have a bad day here. Put in on a green track that had been used for a previous Championship match, they found themselves on a hat-trick in the first over from Jamie Porter. Paul Horton played around one that may have nipped in and Neil Dexter was caught on the crease by an inswinger.But Mark Cosgrove and Robson added 129, with Robson showing admirable patience - he scored three from his first 38 deliveries - and Cosgrove feasting on anything on his legs to provide the foundations of a decent score on what Leicestershire say they hope is a result wicket.Both were troubled by the pace of Graham Napier. Still able to coax life out of a slow pitch even a few weeks from retirement, Napier produced a bouncer that took Cosgroves glove and ballooned just over Cooks head in the slips - Cook appeared to get a hand to the chance but could not cling on - and eventually defeated Robson with a fuller ball that seemed to surprise him with pace. It was the eighth time this season Robson had made a half-century but he has been unable to convert any of them into a century.Pettini was bowled leaving one that nipped back before Eckersley saw the ball dribbled off his bat and onto his stumps as he dropped his hand on an off-break from Tom Westley. By the time Cosgrove was bowled by a lovely, swinging yorker - his attempt to whip it through midwicket resulted in a lost middle stump - he was only four short of 1,000 Championship runs for the season.Leicestershire also enjoyed a couple of early wickets in reply. Cook, playing his sixth Championship match of the season with a view to helping top-of-the-table Essex secure promotion, was bowled by a full, swinging ball that clipped his off stump, before the nightwatchman, Porter, was adjudged - somewhat unfortunately, it appeared - to have been given out caught behind off the glove.So their promotion hopes remain alive. 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John Gillon scored 14 points and Taurean Thompson tied his career high with 12.Thompson and Paschal Chukwu each had four of Syracuses 11 blocks.Ozante Fields led the Bulldogs (1-3) with 11 points.Syracuse went 13 of 24 (54.2 percent) from 3-point territory and 37 of 68 overall (54.4 percent).COLORADO 68, No. 22 TEXAS 54NEW YORK -- George King had 12 points and 13 rebounds to lead Colorado over Texas in the third-place game of the Legends Classic at Barclays Center.King led the big rebounding game for the Buffaloes (4-1), who finished with a 41-32 advantage on the boards including 17-12 on the offensive glass. Colorado scored 18 second-chance points.Derrick White had 16 points for Colorado, which lost to Notre Dame in the semifinals.Kerwin Roach Jr. led Texas (3-2) with 16 points, and Jarrett Allen had 15. The Longhorns lost to Northwestern in the semifinals. ' ' 'he successor to Swallow.Ziebell and Tarrant will front the media on Friday afternoon. 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MONTREAL -- Shea Weber blasted in another power-play goal, Carey Price had another strong start and the Montreal Canadiens kept on winning. Zapatillas Asics Baratas .Weber broke a tie in the third period and Price made 37 saves, lifting Montreal over the Toronto Maple Leafs 2-1 on Saturday night for its seventh straight victory.We struggled early in the game but we just seemed to come up with the timely one again, said Weber, who has four goals in his first nine games as a Canadien, three of them by using his booming shot from the point on the power play.You want to score big goals and tonight we were fortunate to do that.Alex Galchenyuk also scored for Montreal, which is 8-0-1 and the only NHL club without a regulation loss this season. The Canadiens are one point short of their 9-0-0 start last season, which ended with a 5-1 loss in Vancouver. Their next game is at home Wednesday night against the CanucksPrice has won all five of his starts this season with a 1.40 goals-against average and .954 save percentage.He is so positionally sound and reads the game so well, he makes it look easy, Weber said.Nazem Kadri scored for the Leafs, who were coming off a 3-2 win Thursday over Florida.Frederik Andersen had 29 stops for the Leafs. Montreal has won 11 straight over Toronto, which last beat the Canadiens on Jan. 18, 2014.The Canadiens were on a 4-on-3 power play when Radulov slid a pass to Weber for a blast from about 35 feet out that went inside the right post.I didnt like the four-on-three goal, Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock said. Thats on the coaches. We shouldnt have let Weber hammer away there. But we had good chances. Carey made some good saves. Our goaltender made some good saves. It was a good hockey game.The Canadiens had the better scoring chances early on and got the first goal 2:06 into the second frame.Alexander Radulov collected the puck behind the Toronto defense and fed the trailing Galchenyuk for a high shot into an open side that left no chance for Andersen.Price then had to be at his best as the Leafs poured on pressure. He stopped William Nylander in alone midway through the second and then made two sharp saves in traffic.Toronto played a good game, said Montreal coach Michel Therrien. They have a lot of speed.We played five games in eight nights and we didnt have a lot of energy. But Price was outstanding. He stole the game.Radulov was off for hooking when Kadri redirected Nylanders shot from the right point along the ice past Price 4:18 into the third period.Game notes Montreal coach Michel Therrien juggled his lines, moving Radulov onto the top unit with Galchenyuk and Brendan Gallagher. Radulov had two assists.UP NEXTMaple Leafs: At the New York Islanders on Sunday night to complete a back-to-back.Canadiens: Host Vancouver on Wednesday night. Asics Baratas Chinas . Dusautoir, the former World Player of the Year, sustained a torn bicep playing for Toulouse in the Heineken Cup on Saturday. The flanker, who has played 65 times for France, is expected to be out for up to four months. Asics Baratas España . Vokoun departed practice on Saturday morning after discovering swelling in his thigh. He was taken to a local hospital where the clot was revealed. The club announced the surgery following a 5-3 exhibition loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets. http://www.baratasasics.es/ . -- The Sacramento Kings are set to become the first major professional sports franchise to accept Bitcoin virtual currency for ticket and merchandise purchases. North Melbourne have confirmed that Jack Ziebell will be their new AFL captain.Robbie Tarrant, who won his first club best and fairest award this season, will be Ziebells deputy.Ziebell will take over from Andrew Swallow, who had been their skipper for the last five seasons.Swallow stepped down at the end of this seaason. Asics Baratas Chinas Online. .Ziebell, 25, joined Norths leadership group four years ago and was long considered the successor to Swallow.Ziebell and Tarrant will front the media on Friday afternoon. ' ' 'enn State to escape liability for its multiple clear breaches of the separation agreement. ' ' '
Canterbury coach Des Hasler bit back at his sides critics, brushing off claims theyre shaping as NRL also-rans. Cheap Nike Air Max 90 .The Bulldogs are right in the mix, placed fourth with four regular rounds to play but have copped criticism after unconvincing wins over strugglers St George Illawarra and Newcastle in the last fortnight.While Hasler attributed those performances to the opposition and also difficult conditions on Saturday in Newcastle, legends Darren Lockyer and Brad Fittler cast doubt over their title credentials.Lockyer said he believed they were out of the running and too inconsistent while Fittler said they were winning ugly and getting home on the back of some individual brilliance.However Hasler, whose side has won six of their last seven matches, pointed to their position on the ladder as proof of their credentials.Winning ugly, what does that mean? Were winning games when we need to, Hasler said.Obviously at the same time its a pretty tight comp.Theres three sides fighting for third and fourth and how many sides are fighting it out for sixth, seventh and eighth spot?I think thats a good thing.The Bulldogs have lost just three games since round 10 in May with all of those defeats coming against sides in top four contention - North Queensland (fifth), Cronulla (second) and Canberra (third).They are also third in the league for completions and fourth for metres made, illustrating theyre capable of executing and dominating their opposition.Asked about suggestions they werent in the hunt, Hasler was blunt: Well were in fourth place. Cheap Air Max Authentic . Collaros, 25, was solid last season, posting a 5-2 record as the starter while incumbent Ricky Ray was injured. Collaros also started Torontos 23-20 regular-season finale loss to Montreal — Ray didnt dress because the Argos had already clinched first in the East Division — but was one of three quarterbacks to play that day. Air Max Shoes From China . The Dutchmans tenure got off to a poor start when referee Guido Winkmann awarded a penalty within two minutes for Niklas Starks clumsy challenge on Alexandru Maxim. http://www.wholesaleairmaxfromchina.com/ . Now, with Game 6 set for Fenway Park and an 8:07 p.m. ET first pitch, the Detroit Tigers face the unenviable task of having to beat the Boston Red Sox twice, on the road, to advance to the World Series. HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Penn State is countersuing its former president, saying he violated his employment agreement by not disclosing what he knew about former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky before Sanduskys arrest on child molestation charges in 2011.The universitys claim was filed Monday, along with its response to a revised breach-of-contract lawsuit Graham Spanier filed in the courthouse near State College last month.The school says Spanier violated a 2010 employment contract and wants back the millions it has paidd him over the past five years. Wholesale Nike Shoes. The counterclaim says Spanier didnt fully disclose what he knew about the Sandusky grand jury investigation in 2011, or information about complaints regarding Sandusky showering with boys in 1998 and 2001.Spanier attorney Tom Clare calls it a last-ditch effort by Penn State to escape liability for its multiple clear breaches of the separation agreement. ' ' '
MONTREAL -- Shea Weber blasted in another power-play goal, Carey Price had another strong start and the Montreal Canadiens kept on winning. Zapatillas Asics Baratas .Weber broke a tie in the third period and Price made 37 saves, lifting Montreal over the Toronto Maple Leafs 2-1 on Saturday night for its seventh straight victory.We struggled early in the game but we just seemed to come up with the timely one again, said Weber, who has four goals in his first nine games as a Canadien, three of them by using his booming shot from the point on the power play.You want to score big goals and tonight we were fortunate to do that.Alex Galchenyuk also scored for Montreal, which is 8-0-1 and the only NHL club without a regulation loss this season. The Canadiens are one point short of their 9-0-0 start last season, which ended with a 5-1 loss in Vancouver. Their next game is at home Wednesday night against the CanucksPrice has won all five of his starts this season with a 1.40 goals-against average and .954 save percentage.He is so positionally sound and reads the game so well, he makes it look easy, Weber said.Nazem Kadri scored for the Leafs, who were coming off a 3-2 win Thursday over Florida.Frederik Andersen had 29 stops for the Leafs. Montreal has won 11 straight over Toronto, which last beat the Canadiens on Jan. 18, 2014.The Canadiens were on a 4-on-3 power play when Radulov slid a pass to Weber for a blast from about 35 feet out that went inside the right post.I didnt like the four-on-three goal, Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock said. Thats on the coaches. We shouldnt have let Weber hammer away there. But we had good chances. Carey made some good saves. Our goaltender made some good saves. It was a good hockey game.The Canadiens had the better scoring chances early on and got the first goal 2:06 into the second frame.Alexander Radulov collected the puck behind the Toronto defense and fed the trailing Galchenyuk for a high shot into an open side that left no chance for Andersen.Price then had to be at his best as the Leafs poured on pressure. He stopped William Nylander in alone midway through the second and then made two sharp saves in traffic.Toronto played a good game, said Montreal coach Michel Therrien. They have a lot of speed.We played five games in eight nights and we didnt have a lot of energy. But Price was outstanding. He stole the game.Radulov was off for hooking when Kadri redirected Nylanders shot from the right point along the ice past Price 4:18 into the third period.Game notes Montreal coach Michel Therrien juggled his lines, moving Radulov onto the top unit with Galchenyuk and Brendan Gallagher. Radulov had two assists.UP NEXTMaple Leafs: At the New York Islanders on Sunday night to complete a back-to-back.Canadiens: Host Vancouver on Wednesday night. Asics Baratas Chinas . Dusautoir, the former World Player of the Year, sustained a torn bicep playing for Toulouse in the Heineken Cup on Saturday. The flanker, who has played 65 times for France, is expected to be out for up to four months. Asics Baratas España . Vokoun departed practice on Saturday morning after discovering swelling in his thigh. He was taken to a local hospital where the clot was revealed. The club announced the surgery following a 5-3 exhibition loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets. http://www.baratasasics.es/ . -- The Sacramento Kings are set to become the first major professional sports franchise to accept Bitcoin virtual currency for ticket and merchandise purchases. North Melbourne have confirmed that Jack Ziebell will be their new AFL captain.Robbie Tarrant, who won his first club best and fairest award this season, will be Ziebells deputy.Ziebell will take over from Andrew Swallow, who had been their skipper for the last five seasons.Swallow stepped down at the end of this seaason. Asics Baratas Chinas Online. .Ziebell, 25, joined Norths leadership group four years ago and was long considered the successor to Swallow.Ziebell and Tarrant will front the media on Friday afternoon. ' ' '
PARIS -- The Latest from the European Championship (all times local):---11:55 p. Cheap Nike Air Force 1 .m.Jonas Hector scored the winning penalty as Germany beat Italy 6-5 in a penalty shootout to reach the semifinals of the European Championship.Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer had saved Matteo Darmians spot kick moments before.Neither side could score in extra time after drawing 1-1 at the end of 90 minutes of their quarterfinal match in Bordeaux.Leonardo Bonucci converted a penalty in the 78th minute to bring Italy level after Jerome Boateng handled a flicked header by Giorgio Chiellini in the area.Mesut Ozil had given Germany the lead in the 65th, racing onto a deflected cross to steer in from eight meters.The match had been a tactical stalemate until Ozils goal, with defenses on top and neither goalkeeper seriously tested.Germany advances to a semifinal against France or Iceland in Marseille on Thursday.It was Germanys first ever competitive win over Italy.---11:50 p.m.Jonas Hector scored the winning penalty for Germany, moments after Matteo Darmian missed for Italy. 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If the scores are level at the end of extra time, the match will be decided in a penalty shootout.---10:53 p.m.Germany and Italy will play extra time after drawing 1-1 at the end of 90 minutes of their quarterfinal match in Bordeaux.Leonardo Bonucci converted a penalty in the 78th minute to bring Italy level after Jerome Boateng handled a flicked header by Giorgio Chiellini in the area.Mesut Ozil had given Germany the lead in the 65th, racing onto a deflected cross to steer in a finish from eight meters.The match had been a tactical stalemate until Ozils goal, with defenses on top and neither goalkeeper seriously tested.---10:39 p.m.Leonardo Bonucci slotted a penalty into the bottom right hand corner of the Germany net to equalize for Italy. Jerome Boateng had conceded the penalty when the ball hit his raised arm.---10:37 p.m.GOAL: Leonardo Bonucci equalizes for Italy from the penalty spot in the 78th minute. Germany and Italy are level at 1-1.---10:29 p.m.Mesut Ozil scored from close range after a cross from Jonas Hector took a deflection from an Italy defender. Germany leads Italy 1-0 in their quarterfinal in Bordeaux.---10:24 p.m.GOAL: Mesut Ozil scores for Germany in the 65th minute. Germany leads Italy 1-0.---9:49 p.m.Germany and Italy are drawing 0-0 at halftime in a cagey, tactical match in their quarterfinal in Bordeaux.Germany had most of the possession but was stifled by Italys defense. Neither goalkeeper was seriously tested in the first 45 minutes.Thomas Mueller had the best chance of the first period but his 42nd minute shot lacked power and was easily saved by Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon. Soon after, Stefano Sturaro also had a shot from the edge of the penalty area for Italy but his shot was deflected wide.Germany midfielder Sami Khedira was taken off in the 15th minute for an apparent left thigh injury, and was replaced by Bastian SchweinsteigerThe winner will play France or Iceland in the semifinals.---8:25 p.m.Wales 3-1 victory Belgium has redoubled Icelands belief that it can beat France and advance to the semifinals of Euro 2016.It is a joy to watch and I think Wales are a force to be reckoned with, Iceland captain Aron Gunnarsson said Saturday. They have got a good squad, good players and a tough togetherness.I think theyre showing great attitude and desire to win football matches. It is something we can definitely learn from. I think we are quite similar to them, especially in that direction.Iceland takes on the host in the Stade de France on Sunday, and co-coach Lars Lagerback described a motivational image he showed to his team.It was a road that has two directions, Lagerback said. One is going home and one is going towards Marseille.Thats the southern French city where Iceland would play Germany or Italy in the semifinals if it beats France.---8:20 p.m.Midfielder Stefano Sturaro has replaced Daniele De Rossi in Italys starting lineup for the teams quarterfinal against Germany in Bordeaux.De Rossi injured his thigh in Italys 2-0 win over Spain in the round of 16. Its unclear whether De Rossi will be available to come on from the bench.Thats the only change announced by Italy coach Antonio Conte.His counterpart for Germany, Joachim Loew, has also made one change from the side that defeated Slovakia 3-0 in the round of 16, with right back Benedikt Hoewedes coming in for Julian Draxler, who failed to keep his place despite his man-of-the-match performance in the previous game.Makeshift defender Joshua Kimmich keeps his place, suggesting Loew is employing the three-at-the-back strategy that served him to good effect in the 4-1 friendly win over Italy in Munich in March.Germany is aiming for its first win over Italy at a major tournament.---8:05 p.m.Here are the lineups for the quarterfinal match between Germany and Italy in Bordeaux:Germany: Manuel Neuer, Jonas Hector, Joshua Kimmich, Mats Hummels, Jerome Boateng, Benedikt Hoewedes, Sami Khedira, Toni Kroos, Thomas Mueller, Mesut Ozil, Mario Gomez.Italy: Gianluigi Buffon, Andrea Barzagli, Leonardo Bonucci, Giorgio Chiellini, Mattia De Sciglio, Alessandro Florenzi, Marco Parolo, Stefano Sturaro, Emanuele Giaccherini, Graziano Pelle, Eder.---3:30 p.m.UEFA has agreed to a request by the Italian soccer federation for its players to wear black armbands in their quarterfinal against Germany on Saturday.The gesture pays tribute to Italian victims of an attack in Bangladesh which began late Friday.At least 20 people were killed after dozens of people were taken hostage at a restaurant in the diplomatic zone of Bangladeshs capital city Dhaka.Security forces stormed the restaurant early Saturday to end a 10-hour standoff with militants.Italys Prime Minister Matteo Renzi says there are Italian victims, though he did not give details.Italy plays Germany at Bordeaux.---3:10 p.m.France coach Didier Deschamps has a dilemma in defense for the quarterfinal against Iceland on Sunday. With Adil Rami suspended, he must pick either untested Samuel Umtiti or the out of form Eliaquim Mangala to partner Laurent Koscielny at center half.Umtiti has never played for France, while Mangala did not feature in any pre-tournament warmup matches.They have two tall strikers who have a lot of presence, they are athletic and strong, Deschamps said of Iceland. I cant make my players taller by adding a few centimeters. Its a question of being strong in the challenges and paying close attention to the second ball.At 1.88 meters (6-foot-2) and weighing 84 kilograms (185 pounds), Mangala is taller and stronger than Umtiti -- who is 1.80 meters (5-foot-11) and weighs nearly 10 kilograms (22 pounds) less. Wholesale Nike Air Force 1 For Sale . -- Chicago Bears cornerback Tim Jennings was selected Monday to his second straight Pro Bowl, while guard Kyle Long made it after a solid rookie season. Nike Air Force 1 Sale . Vaives lawyer Trevor Whiffen claims the former 50-goal man wasnt provided with a copy of the claim beforehand and that he would not have agreed to the allegations made against the NHL had he been asked to review its contents. http://www.airforce1wholesale.com/ . 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. At first glance, Saqlain Mushtaq seems an unlikely cheerleader. At second glance too.Certainly in the modern sense. Hes never been seen with a pair of pom-poms and his dancing days are probably behind him.But that was the description of his role on Englands tour of India offered by Zafar Ansari. It was not meant as faint praise, either. It was meant to underline the unstinting support he has given to Englands spinners in his role as coaching consultant and, in a subtle way, it recognises the sensibly soft touch he has taken.These brief coaching stints are tricky. On one hand, the coach is keen to make as much of an impact as possible in the short period they are with the team. In the case of Saqlain, that was originally only going to be for two weeks on this tour, though it has now been extended to something approaching a month.On the other hand, such short-term coaches can be reluctant to force themselves on players. One highly respected batting coach who was invited to spend a session or two with the team during the summer departed having hardly spoken to the players for fear of tinkering without sufficient time to make substantial progress.Saqlain understands this. He understands that, as a consultant, his role is not to completely overhaul anyones technique and that, going into a game, the worst thing he could do is inject any negativity or doubt into a players mind.He has made it explicit that he didnt want to come in and change anything, Ansari said after Englands training session at the not especially catchily named Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium in Visakhapatnam. He hasnt had time to change our actions and, in the lead-up to Test, the last thing you want to be doing is changing what youre doing.He acts as our cheerleader to some extent. He boosts us and makes us feel good about ourselves. And as someone who has been so successful to come in and say I think youre a good bowler and I think you can take wickets at this level, that gives you a lot of confidence and that is important for Test cricket.Saqlain may have learned a thing or two in this regard. During his first stint with the England team, just ahead of the Manchester Test against Pakistan, he mentioned to Moeen Ali that he may like to alter his grip a little in a bid to gain more bounce. But when the result was a couple of head-high full tosses, they both concluded that the time for technical changes is not a couple of days before a Test.His input is not limited to bowling, either. Moeen credits his improvement against spin bowling in part to Saqlains comments. So when Saqlain mentioned that Javed Miandad had recently told him how much he admired Moeens batting, Moeen was thrilled and more receptive to the advice - advice offered many times previously by Mark Ramprakash - that he might like to come down the pitch more often against spin bowlers. Sometimes the source of the advice is just as important as the subject.Thats not to say that Saqlain is nothing but a cheerleader. He also has the experience to offer practical advice. So, while Adil Rashids Test career has previously been characterised by coaches suggesting that he would need to bowl quicker to succeed in international cricket, Saqlain has recognised that Rashid has several gifts but that speed will never be one of them.Instead, he has encouraged him to embrace his natural strengths: to give the ball some air, to give the ball a rip and to back his own skills to defeat the batsmen. On the evidence of thee Rajkot Test, where Rashid produced probably the best bowling performance of his Test career, it seems to be working well. Discount Nike Air Force 1 Shoes. .Its more about your approach to bowling and bowling in Test cricket, Ansari said. How you can maintain your composure when batsmen are coming at you, when the crowd is loud and when youre playing on TV. All these external factors, he brings a certain perspective to that.Saqlains background may be relevant, too. Four of this England squad identify as British Muslims and three - including all three of the spin bowlers from the Rajkot Test - have family roots in Pakistan. Saqlain is a man they can identify with, and not just as a cricketer.Ansari, while reluctant to think of himself as a role model as an individual at this stage of his career, nevertheless celebrates the success of the collective and feels their visible success is a good thing for society.As a group of four British Muslims there is something in that, he says. Theres no doubt. Thats really exciting and something were proud of. A lot of people outside the group clearly care about that and value that a lot. And that is a good thing in our society.From a personal point of view, I wouldnt hold myself up as a role model. At least in that way. Im from a very privileged background. I dont necessarily challenge norms in a particularly obvious way or even in a superficial way. So I wouldnt necessarily characterise myself as breaking down boundaries. But Moeen, Adil and Haseeb Hameed - all of them are doing a wonderful job representing their communities. And thats not an easy role to play.On a day of optional nets - the seamers from the first Test plus Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow took the opportunity to rest - James Anderson ran in hard and looked as if he was raring to go. But it was Steven Finn who troubled the batsmen most, generating unpleasant bounce from just back of a length. Both are set to be frustrated, though, with England likely to play the same XI that featured in Rajkot.And that would mean another chance for Ansari. Though he is modest about his own talents - he describes himself as not a natural ball-player and seems somewhat in awe of Moeen having spent a month or so watching him at close quarters - he concedes that he is growing more comfortable with the glare of life in international cricket.The second game felt easier from a psychological perspective, he says. Just the attention being removed from you to some extent - as an England player, people are always observing - but that singular attention shifting away is a big thing for the second Test and going forward. It allows you to play the game as a game rather than as an event that you are the centre of.Im not a natural ball-player. I guess its all relative. Im probably comparing myself with Moeen or people like that. They work incredibly hard but, from the outside, they have a certain touch that maybe I dont feel like I quite have. But this is just my perspective. Other people might say youre talking rubbish; youre being self-deprecating. But thats genuine.Ansaris skills are likCanterbury coach Des Hasler bit back at his sides critics, brushing off claims theyre shaping as NRL also-rans. Cheap Nike Air Max 90 .The Bulldogs are right in the mix, placed fourth with four regular rounds to play but have copped criticism after unconvincing wins over strugglers St George Illawarra and Newcastle in the last fortnight.While Hasler attributed those performances to the opposition and also difficult conditions on Saturday in Newcastle, legends Darren Lockyer and Brad Fittler cast doubt over their title credentials.Lockyer said he believed they were out of the running and too inconsistent while Fittler said they were winning ugly and getting home on the back of some individual brilliance.However Hasler, whose side has won six of their last seven matches, pointed to their position on the ladder as proof of their credentials.Winning ugly, what does that mean? Were winning games when we need to, Hasler said.Obviously at the same time its a pretty tight comp.Theres three sides fighting for third and fourth and how many sides are fighting it out for sixth, seventh and eighth spot?I think thats a good thing.The Bulldogs have lost just three games since round 10 in May with all of those defeats coming against sides in top four contention - North Queensland (fifth), Cronulla (second) and Canberra (third).They are also third in the league for completions and fourth for metres made, illustrating theyre capable of executing and dominating their opposition.Asked about suggestions they werent in the hunt, Hasler was blunt: Well were in fourth place. Cheap Air Max Authentic . Collaros, 25, was solid last season, posting a 5-2 record as the starter while incumbent Ricky Ray was injured. Collaros also started Torontos 23-20 regular-season finale loss to Montreal — Ray didnt dress because the Argos had already clinched first in the East Division — but was one of three quarterbacks to play that day. Air Max Shoes From China . The Dutchmans tenure got off to a poor start when referee Guido Winkmann awarded a penalty within two minutes for Niklas Starks clumsy challenge on Alexandru Maxim. http://www.wholesaleairmaxfromchina.com/ . Now, with Game 6 set for Fenway Park and an 8:07 p.m. ET first pitch, the Detroit Tigers face the unenviable task of having to beat the Boston Red Sox twice, on the road, to advance to the World Series. HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Penn State is countersuing its former president, saying he violated his employment agreement by not disclosing what he knew about former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky before Sanduskys arrest on child molestation charges in 2011.The universitys claim was filed Monday, along with its response to a revised breach-of-contract lawsuit Graham Spanier filed in the courthouse near State College last month.The school says Spanier violated a 2010 employment contract and wants back the millions it has paidd him over the past five years. Wholesale Nike Shoes. The counterclaim says Spanier didnt fully disclose what he knew about the Sandusky grand jury investigation in 2011, or information about complaints regarding Sandusky showering with boys in 1998 and 2001.Spanier attorney Tom Clare calls it a last-ditch effort by Penn State to escape liability for its multiple clear breaches of the separation agreement. ' ' 'ely to be tested to the full in the second Test. While the pitch at Visakhapatnam currently has some grass on it, the groundsman expects it to turn from day two. It is likely that spin will play a greater part than it did in Rajkot and likely that the toss will, once again, prove important. ' ' '
PARIS -- The Latest from the European Championship (all times local):---11:55 p. Cheap Nike Air Force 1 .m.Jonas Hector scored the winning penalty as Germany beat Italy 6-5 in a penalty shootout to reach the semifinals of the European Championship.Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer had saved Matteo Darmians spot kick moments before.Neither side could score in extra time after drawing 1-1 at the end of 90 minutes of their quarterfinal match in Bordeaux.Leonardo Bonucci converted a penalty in the 78th minute to bring Italy level after Jerome Boateng handled a flicked header by Giorgio Chiellini in the area.Mesut Ozil had given Germany the lead in the 65th, racing onto a deflected cross to steer in from eight meters.The match had been a tactical stalemate until Ozils goal, with defenses on top and neither goalkeeper seriously tested.Germany advances to a semifinal against France or Iceland in Marseille on Thursday.It was Germanys first ever competitive win over Italy.---11:50 p.m.Jonas Hector scored the winning penalty for Germany, moments after Matteo Darmian missed for Italy. Germany advances to the semifinals of Euro 2016 and will play either France or Iceland.---11:49 p.m.Germany beats Italy 6-5 in a penalty shootout to reach the semifinals.---11:32 p.m.The quarterfinal between Germany and Italy will be decided in a penalty shootout after the two teams ended extra time level at 1-1.---11:14 p.m.Germany and Italy are drawing 1-1 at the end of the first period of extra time. If the scores are level at the end of extra time, the match will be decided in a penalty shootout.---10:53 p.m.Germany and Italy will play extra time after drawing 1-1 at the end of 90 minutes of their quarterfinal match in Bordeaux.Leonardo Bonucci converted a penalty in the 78th minute to bring Italy level after Jerome Boateng handled a flicked header by Giorgio Chiellini in the area.Mesut Ozil had given Germany the lead in the 65th, racing onto a deflected cross to steer in a finish from eight meters.The match had been a tactical stalemate until Ozils goal, with defenses on top and neither goalkeeper seriously tested.---10:39 p.m.Leonardo Bonucci slotted a penalty into the bottom right hand corner of the Germany net to equalize for Italy. Jerome Boateng had conceded the penalty when the ball hit his raised arm.---10:37 p.m.GOAL: Leonardo Bonucci equalizes for Italy from the penalty spot in the 78th minute. Germany and Italy are level at 1-1.---10:29 p.m.Mesut Ozil scored from close range after a cross from Jonas Hector took a deflection from an Italy defender. Germany leads Italy 1-0 in their quarterfinal in Bordeaux.---10:24 p.m.GOAL: Mesut Ozil scores for Germany in the 65th minute. Germany leads Italy 1-0.---9:49 p.m.Germany and Italy are drawing 0-0 at halftime in a cagey, tactical match in their quarterfinal in Bordeaux.Germany had most of the possession but was stifled by Italys defense. Neither goalkeeper was seriously tested in the first 45 minutes.Thomas Mueller had the best chance of the first period but his 42nd minute shot lacked power and was easily saved by Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon. Soon after, Stefano Sturaro also had a shot from the edge of the penalty area for Italy but his shot was deflected wide.Germany midfielder Sami Khedira was taken off in the 15th minute for an apparent left thigh injury, and was replaced by Bastian SchweinsteigerThe winner will play France or Iceland in the semifinals.---8:25 p.m.Wales 3-1 victory Belgium has redoubled Icelands belief that it can beat France and advance to the semifinals of Euro 2016.It is a joy to watch and I think Wales are a force to be reckoned with, Iceland captain Aron Gunnarsson said Saturday. They have got a good squad, good players and a tough togetherness.I think theyre showing great attitude and desire to win football matches. It is something we can definitely learn from. I think we are quite similar to them, especially in that direction.Iceland takes on the host in the Stade de France on Sunday, and co-coach Lars Lagerback described a motivational image he showed to his team.It was a road that has two directions, Lagerback said. One is going home and one is going towards Marseille.Thats the southern French city where Iceland would play Germany or Italy in the semifinals if it beats France.---8:20 p.m.Midfielder Stefano Sturaro has replaced Daniele De Rossi in Italys starting lineup for the teams quarterfinal against Germany in Bordeaux.De Rossi injured his thigh in Italys 2-0 win over Spain in the round of 16. Its unclear whether De Rossi will be available to come on from the bench.Thats the only change announced by Italy coach Antonio Conte.His counterpart for Germany, Joachim Loew, has also made one change from the side that defeated Slovakia 3-0 in the round of 16, with right back Benedikt Hoewedes coming in for Julian Draxler, who failed to keep his place despite his man-of-the-match performance in the previous game.Makeshift defender Joshua Kimmich keeps his place, suggesting Loew is employing the three-at-the-back strategy that served him to good effect in the 4-1 friendly win over Italy in Munich in March.Germany is aiming for its first win over Italy at a major tournament.---8:05 p.m.Here are the lineups for the quarterfinal match between Germany and Italy in Bordeaux:Germany: Manuel Neuer, Jonas Hector, Joshua Kimmich, Mats Hummels, Jerome Boateng, Benedikt Hoewedes, Sami Khedira, Toni Kroos, Thomas Mueller, Mesut Ozil, Mario Gomez.Italy: Gianluigi Buffon, Andrea Barzagli, Leonardo Bonucci, Giorgio Chiellini, Mattia De Sciglio, Alessandro Florenzi, Marco Parolo, Stefano Sturaro, Emanuele Giaccherini, Graziano Pelle, Eder.---3:30 p.m.UEFA has agreed to a request by the Italian soccer federation for its players to wear black armbands in their quarterfinal against Germany on Saturday.The gesture pays tribute to Italian victims of an attack in Bangladesh which began late Friday.At least 20 people were killed after dozens of people were taken hostage at a restaurant in the diplomatic zone of Bangladeshs capital city Dhaka.Security forces stormed the restaurant early Saturday to end a 10-hour standoff with militants.Italys Prime Minister Matteo Renzi says there are Italian victims, though he did not give details.Italy plays Germany at Bordeaux.---3:10 p.m.France coach Didier Deschamps has a dilemma in defense for the quarterfinal against Iceland on Sunday. With Adil Rami suspended, he must pick either untested Samuel Umtiti or the out of form Eliaquim Mangala to partner Laurent Koscielny at center half.Umtiti has never played for France, while Mangala did not feature in any pre-tournament warmup matches.They have two tall strikers who have a lot of presence, they are athletic and strong, Deschamps said of Iceland. I cant make my players taller by adding a few centimeters. Its a question of being strong in the challenges and paying close attention to the second ball.At 1.88 meters (6-foot-2) and weighing 84 kilograms (185 pounds), Mangala is taller and stronger than Umtiti -- who is 1.80 meters (5-foot-11) and weighs nearly 10 kilograms (22 pounds) less. Wholesale Nike Air Force 1 For Sale . -- Chicago Bears cornerback Tim Jennings was selected Monday to his second straight Pro Bowl, while guard Kyle Long made it after a solid rookie season. Nike Air Force 1 Sale . Vaives lawyer Trevor Whiffen claims the former 50-goal man wasnt provided with a copy of the claim beforehand and that he would not have agreed to the allegations made against the NHL had he been asked to review its contents. http://www.airforce1wholesale.com/ . 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. At first glance, Saqlain Mushtaq seems an unlikely cheerleader. At second glance too.Certainly in the modern sense. Hes never been seen with a pair of pom-poms and his dancing days are probably behind him.But that was the description of his role on Englands tour of India offered by Zafar Ansari. It was not meant as faint praise, either. It was meant to underline the unstinting support he has given to Englands spinners in his role as coaching consultant and, in a subtle way, it recognises the sensibly soft touch he has taken.These brief coaching stints are tricky. On one hand, the coach is keen to make as much of an impact as possible in the short period they are with the team. In the case of Saqlain, that was originally only going to be for two weeks on this tour, though it has now been extended to something approaching a month.On the other hand, such short-term coaches can be reluctant to force themselves on players. One highly respected batting coach who was invited to spend a session or two with the team during the summer departed having hardly spoken to the players for fear of tinkering without sufficient time to make substantial progress.Saqlain understands this. He understands that, as a consultant, his role is not to completely overhaul anyones technique and that, going into a game, the worst thing he could do is inject any negativity or doubt into a players mind.He has made it explicit that he didnt want to come in and change anything, Ansari said after Englands training session at the not especially catchily named Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium in Visakhapatnam. He hasnt had time to change our actions and, in the lead-up to Test, the last thing you want to be doing is changing what youre doing.He acts as our cheerleader to some extent. He boosts us and makes us feel good about ourselves. And as someone who has been so successful to come in and say I think youre a good bowler and I think you can take wickets at this level, that gives you a lot of confidence and that is important for Test cricket.Saqlain may have learned a thing or two in this regard. During his first stint with the England team, just ahead of the Manchester Test against Pakistan, he mentioned to Moeen Ali that he may like to alter his grip a little in a bid to gain more bounce. But when the result was a couple of head-high full tosses, they both concluded that the time for technical changes is not a couple of days before a Test.His input is not limited to bowling, either. Moeen credits his improvement against spin bowling in part to Saqlains comments. So when Saqlain mentioned that Javed Miandad had recently told him how much he admired Moeens batting, Moeen was thrilled and more receptive to the advice - advice offered many times previously by Mark Ramprakash - that he might like to come down the pitch more often against spin bowlers. Sometimes the source of the advice is just as important as the subject.Thats not to say that Saqlain is nothing but a cheerleader. He also has the experience to offer practical advice. So, while Adil Rashids Test career has previously been characterised by coaches suggesting that he would need to bowl quicker to succeed in international cricket, Saqlain has recognised that Rashid has several gifts but that speed will never be one of them.Instead, he has encouraged him to embrace his natural strengths: to give the ball some air, to give the ball a rip and to back his own skills to defeat the batsmen. On the evidence of thee Rajkot Test, where Rashid produced probably the best bowling performance of his Test career, it seems to be working well. Discount Nike Air Force 1 Shoes. .Its more about your approach to bowling and bowling in Test cricket, Ansari said. How you can maintain your composure when batsmen are coming at you, when the crowd is loud and when youre playing on TV. All these external factors, he brings a certain perspective to that.Saqlains background may be relevant, too. Four of this England squad identify as British Muslims and three - including all three of the spin bowlers from the Rajkot Test - have family roots in Pakistan. Saqlain is a man they can identify with, and not just as a cricketer.Ansari, while reluctant to think of himself as a role model as an individual at this stage of his career, nevertheless celebrates the success of the collective and feels their visible success is a good thing for society.As a group of four British Muslims there is something in that, he says. Theres no doubt. Thats really exciting and something were proud of. A lot of people outside the group clearly care about that and value that a lot. And that is a good thing in our society.From a personal point of view, I wouldnt hold myself up as a role model. At least in that way. Im from a very privileged background. I dont necessarily challenge norms in a particularly obvious way or even in a superficial way. So I wouldnt necessarily characterise myself as breaking down boundaries. But Moeen, Adil and Haseeb Hameed - all of them are doing a wonderful job representing their communities. And thats not an easy role to play.On a day of optional nets - the seamers from the first Test plus Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow took the opportunity to rest - James Anderson ran in hard and looked as if he was raring to go. But it was Steven Finn who troubled the batsmen most, generating unpleasant bounce from just back of a length. Both are set to be frustrated, though, with England likely to play the same XI that featured in Rajkot.And that would mean another chance for Ansari. Though he is modest about his own talents - he describes himself as not a natural ball-player and seems somewhat in awe of Moeen having spent a month or so watching him at close quarters - he concedes that he is growing more comfortable with the glare of life in international cricket.The second game felt easier from a psychological perspective, he says. Just the attention being removed from you to some extent - as an England player, people are always observing - but that singular attention shifting away is a big thing for the second Test and going forward. It allows you to play the game as a game rather than as an event that you are the centre of.Im not a natural ball-player. I guess its all relative. Im probably comparing myself with Moeen or people like that. They work incredibly hard but, from the outside, they have a certain touch that maybe I dont feel like I quite have. But this is just my perspective. Other people might say youre talking rubbish; youre being self-deprecating. But thats genuine.Ansaris skills are likely to be tested to the full in the second Test. While the pitch at Visakhapatnam currently has some grass on it, the groundsman expects it to turn from day two. It is likely that spin will play a greater part than it did in Rajkot and likely that the toss will, once again, prove important. ' ' '
Got a question on rule clarification, comments on rule enforcements or some memorable NHL stories? Kerry wants to answer your emails at cmonref@tsn. Cheap NCAA Jerseys From China .ca! Hey Kerry, I have a question on a video I watched not too long ago and thought maybe you can give some clarification and or give us some stories like always. So the video I saw was NYR vs BOS, during a timeout CNBC had a mic near NYR bench. Obviously Torts was unhappy (as always) and you can see him yelling at an official. However during the video you can clearly hear the official tell Torts "thats enough" then proceeded to swear at the coach. My question is, are the officials allowed to swear at the coaches? I was always under the impression that referees were supposed to be held at a higher standard than every other person on the ice. Seems odd that a ref would go as far as swearing at a coach who is already clearly heated in that type of situation. I understand the fact that everyone has their boiling points, and this official was getting tired of hearing Torts yelling at him. However isnt is the refs job to try and defuse situations rather than add fuel to the fire? Thanks again, love the articles Kory C ------ Kerry, There is a video circulating of a linesman yelling "Eff you" at John Tortorella. Judging by public image of the Rangers coach, he probably deserved it. On several occasions, you can read lips of the officials and phrases like "shut the eff up" seem to be pretty common. Im sure some guys do it more than others but Im wondering how common and accepted it really is for officials to swear at players and coaches? Thank you, Eugene Kory and Eugene, It is inappropriate for a referee or linesman to curse at a coach or player at any time! In the heat of the battle (and as emotions escalate), it is imperative that officials fight the human instinct to engage their perceived adversary. Instead, their objective should always be to defuse the situation by becoming part of the solution instead of part of the problem! The best way to do that is for the official to remain in control of his own emotions. That being said, have I ever slipped up and cursed at a player or coach? Absolutely! After all, there are times when we just cant fight off our human instincts. I must say, I learned very early in my career that to defuse hostile situations, I needed to remain as emotionally neutral as humanly possible. I also recognized that to be successful, I needed to develop positive relationships with players and coaches through appropriate forms of communication. From a state of calm, I attempted to exert control by creating a "win-win" situation wherever possible. I recognized that every player and coach had distinct and unique personalities and it was my job to figure out what worked best in dealing with them. Body language and tone of voice are two elements that need to be kept in check as an official enters a debate/confrontation. The first time I came to understand there was a better way in dealing with an out-of-control coach was when Bryan Murray was behind the Washington Capitals bench in the early 1980s. Bryan is an emotional guy and, at the time, led the league in bench penalties for his theatrics in protest of the officials decisions. During one game in the Cap Center, the coach was standing up on the dasher boards screaming wildly and waving his arms at me. I decided to try a different approach, since bench penalties didnt seem to be altering Bryans unacceptable behavior pattern. I approached Murray with both of my hands up in front of me with palms open (a sign of peace as opposed to a finger point) and my monotone voice only loud enough so that I could be heard as opposed to screaming back at the out-of-control coach. I took control of the situation by stating to the coach that I would like to talk with him but in order for me to do so, he must calm down and to please get off the dasher boards. Bryan immediately complied to my polite request as his emotional pitch conformed more toward the one that I had presented to him. At this point, I started the conversation by saying, "You might not agree with what I have to tell you but let me explain the reason for my decision on the play." I quickly and calmly communicated with the coach what I saw on the play. Murray listened intently and then paused for a brief moment as he chose his words to respond. Bryan said, "Well youre right about one thing, Kerry, I dont agree with what you just said but thanks for coming over and explaining it to me!" In Bryans post-game interviews, he said the dialogue that he and I had was the first time that a referee ever approached him at the bench to provide an explanation and he really appreciated it. That incident taught me a huge lesson in relationship building. I also found that it was important for me to think of what I was going to say and actually hear myself before opening my mouth. When my emotions would start to rise and my voice got louder, I would take a breath in an attempt to return to centre or neutral. I can recall stopping in mid-sentence during a heated debate with a player and saying, "Im sorry I just said that; let me rephrase, what I meant to say was..." I learned the hard way it was much better to adopt the philosophy as a referee to "treat disrespect with respect" than to engage in or attempt to win an "Eff you" contest. I attempted to set acceptable and achievable limits for game participants similar to those I set for myself. Lastly, I tried not to take myself too seriously and to find humor in situations wherever possible. I learned that valuable quality early in my career as well when a team was getting their butts kicked at home and became extremely frustrated; especially with me. My response at the time, to their disrespect, was to assess misconduct penalties and as the score mounted near the end of the game, I had four players from the home team in the penalty box with 10s! The coach had enough of me as well and wanted to get thrown out of the game. He sent his captain over to me at the stoppage who very politely relayed a message for me. The captain said, "My coach wants to know if he can get a penalty for thinking?" Somewhat confused by the question, I responded by saying, "I guess not as long as he doesnt think out loud!" The captain then said, "In that case, he wanted me to tell you he thinks youre an Effing A#$%^&*!" I started to laugh, finding the humor in the statement. The coach, who was waiting for a battle response from me that never came, started to grin and then laugh as well. The game ended without further incident and a positive relationship blossomed with the coach. Sometimes you just have to find the humor in the situation, Torts! Cheap Basketball NCAA Jerseys . "I dont know that were close," said general manager Alex Anthopoulos. "I just think, right now, the acquisition cost just doesnt work for us right now. I dont know if I can quantify how far off or things like that that they might be but I would say we continue to have dialogue. Discount NCAA Jerseys . But what about the officials? Every sport has officials and they also have stories about hard work and sacrifice but their accomplishments are seldom recognized by anyone outside their inner circle. http://www.cheapncaajerseys.net/ . Fernandez, coached in Toronto by former two-time Olympic silver medallist Brian Orser, scored 267.11 points and is the first champion to successfully defend since Russias Evgeny Plushenko in 2005 and 2006. CHICAGO -- Whether he had the Chicago Bulls on his shoulders or not, Jimmy Butler couldnt deny this. He sure gave them the lift they needed.Butler scored 37 points, and Chicago beat the short-handed Washington Wizards 106-95 on Saturday night.He took charge when the Bulls needed it, helping them pull away on a night when the Wizards were missing star guards John Wall and Bradley Beal.Butler finished two points shy of a season high he set against Atlanta on Wednesday. He hit all 14 free throws, grabbed eight rebounds and dished out a season-high nine assists.I dont consider that carrying, Butler said. I consider that making some shots and doing what they need me to do. Thats being aggressive.Butler showed it early on and helped the Bulls put away the Wizards in the second half, though he did have some help.Nikola Mirotic came on strong to finish with 17 points. Dwyane Wade scored 14. Taj Gibson chipped in with 13 points, and Robin Lopez added 10 points and 13 rebounds.The Bulls won back-to-back games for the first time since a 3-0 start, but forward Doug McDermott exited with a concussion early in the fourth quarter.Markieff Morris had a season-high 24 points after scoring 20 the previous night. Marcin Gortat added 18 points and 14 rebounds.Sheldon McClellan scored 15 with Beal missing his second straight game because of a sore right hamstring. Tomas Satoransky chipped in with 12 points and nine assists filling in at point guard for Wall, who scored 28 in Fridays loss to Cleveland, and the Wizards fell to 0-4 on the road.We got to play better, Gortat said. We got to compete. We need energy. We need effort. We got to make shots Theres a lot of things that we can do better. I mean right now, as far as I know I think we have one of the worst benches in the league right now.Washingtons reserves got outscored 32-18, though McClellan and Satoransky were in the lineup with Beal and Wall out.BUTLERS LIFTButler got off to a scorching start with 21 points in the first half and kept it going with 11 more in the third to help the Bulls turn a 56-553 deficit into an 81-70 lead. Wholesale NCAA Jerseys Authentic. When youve got a guy who is obviously an All-Star in this league but hes right in the prime of his career, my job and (Rajon) Rondos job and everybodys job is to get the best out of him, Wade said. Right now, were seeing it -- and he sees it, too -- how great he can be.Leading 70-68 with about three minutes left in the third, Butler hit two free throws, a layup and a step-back jumper with 1:19 left.In the closing minute, Wizards coach Scott Brooks jumped off the bench and got called for a technical when Jason Smith fouled a dunking Gibson. McDermott made the technical free throw. Gibson missed his foul shot, but hit a layup to make it an 11-point game.FOUL PLAYMcDermott was in the air going for a layup or dunk in the opening minute of the fourth when a rotating Morris hit his left arm and sent him crashing to the floor. McDermott banged his head in a hard fall that quieted the crowd.He walked off the court and headed back into the concussion protocol after missing a game 10 days earlier.Morris got called for a flagrant foul 1, and Mirotic hit two free throws.That was a regular old-school foul, Gibson said. But the way Doug took off, he left himself out in the open. ... I dont think nobody really tries to hurt anybody. Its one of those plays.TIP-INSWizards: Wall, coming off surgery on both knees, isnt playing in both halves of back-to-back sets. Coach Scott Brooks said that could change after the Wizards play Philadelphia and New York on Wednesday and Thursday. ... Beal is day to day.Bulls: Coach Fred Hoiberg said that Carter-Williams has not experienced any setbacks in his recovery from a bruised left knee and sprained left wrist. Carter-Williams was expected to miss four to six weeks after taking a hard fall at Brooklyn on Oct. 31.UP NEXTWizards: Visit Philadelphia on Wednesday.Bulls: The Bulls play six straight on the road, starting with Tuesdays game at Portland. ' ' 'overy from a bruised left knee and sprained left wrist. Carter-Williams was expected to miss four to six weeks after taking a hard fall at Brooklyn on Oct. 31.UP NEXTWizards: Visit Philadelphia on Wednesday.Bulls: The Bulls play six straight on the road, starting with Tuesdays game at Portland. ' ' '
Got a question on rule clarification, comments on rule enforcements or some memorable NHL stories? Kerry wants to answer your emails at cmonref@tsn. Cheap NCAA Jerseys From China .ca! Hey Kerry, I have a question on a video I watched not too long ago and thought maybe you can give some clarification and or give us some stories like always. So the video I saw was NYR vs BOS, during a timeout CNBC had a mic near NYR bench. Obviously Torts was unhappy (as always) and you can see him yelling at an official. However during the video you can clearly hear the official tell Torts "thats enough" then proceeded to swear at the coach. My question is, are the officials allowed to swear at the coaches? I was always under the impression that referees were supposed to be held at a higher standard than every other person on the ice. Seems odd that a ref would go as far as swearing at a coach who is already clearly heated in that type of situation. I understand the fact that everyone has their boiling points, and this official was getting tired of hearing Torts yelling at him. However isnt is the refs job to try and defuse situations rather than add fuel to the fire? Thanks again, love the articles Kory C ------ Kerry, There is a video circulating of a linesman yelling "Eff you" at John Tortorella. Judging by public image of the Rangers coach, he probably deserved it. On several occasions, you can read lips of the officials and phrases like "shut the eff up" seem to be pretty common. Im sure some guys do it more than others but Im wondering how common and accepted it really is for officials to swear at players and coaches? Thank you, Eugene Kory and Eugene, It is inappropriate for a referee or linesman to curse at a coach or player at any time! In the heat of the battle (and as emotions escalate), it is imperative that officials fight the human instinct to engage their perceived adversary. Instead, their objective should always be to defuse the situation by becoming part of the solution instead of part of the problem! The best way to do that is for the official to remain in control of his own emotions. That being said, have I ever slipped up and cursed at a player or coach? Absolutely! After all, there are times when we just cant fight off our human instincts. I must say, I learned very early in my career that to defuse hostile situations, I needed to remain as emotionally neutral as humanly possible. I also recognized that to be successful, I needed to develop positive relationships with players and coaches through appropriate forms of communication. From a state of calm, I attempted to exert control by creating a "win-win" situation wherever possible. I recognized that every player and coach had distinct and unique personalities and it was my job to figure out what worked best in dealing with them. Body language and tone of voice are two elements that need to be kept in check as an official enters a debate/confrontation. The first time I came to understand there was a better way in dealing with an out-of-control coach was when Bryan Murray was behind the Washington Capitals bench in the early 1980s. Bryan is an emotional guy and, at the time, led the league in bench penalties for his theatrics in protest of the officials decisions. During one game in the Cap Center, the coach was standing up on the dasher boards screaming wildly and waving his arms at me. I decided to try a different approach, since bench penalties didnt seem to be altering Bryans unacceptable behavior pattern. I approached Murray with both of my hands up in front of me with palms open (a sign of peace as opposed to a finger point) and my monotone voice only loud enough so that I could be heard as opposed to screaming back at the out-of-control coach. I took control of the situation by stating to the coach that I would like to talk with him but in order for me to do so, he must calm down and to please get off the dasher boards. Bryan immediately complied to my polite request as his emotional pitch conformed more toward the one that I had presented to him. At this point, I started the conversation by saying, "You might not agree with what I have to tell you but let me explain the reason for my decision on the play." I quickly and calmly communicated with the coach what I saw on the play. Murray listened intently and then paused for a brief moment as he chose his words to respond. Bryan said, "Well youre right about one thing, Kerry, I dont agree with what you just said but thanks for coming over and explaining it to me!" In Bryans post-game interviews, he said the dialogue that he and I had was the first time that a referee ever approached him at the bench to provide an explanation and he really appreciated it. That incident taught me a huge lesson in relationship building. I also found that it was important for me to think of what I was going to say and actually hear myself before opening my mouth. When my emotions would start to rise and my voice got louder, I would take a breath in an attempt to return to centre or neutral. I can recall stopping in mid-sentence during a heated debate with a player and saying, "Im sorry I just said that; let me rephrase, what I meant to say was..." I learned the hard way it was much better to adopt the philosophy as a referee to "treat disrespect with respect" than to engage in or attempt to win an "Eff you" contest. I attempted to set acceptable and achievable limits for game participants similar to those I set for myself. Lastly, I tried not to take myself too seriously and to find humor in situations wherever possible. I learned that valuable quality early in my career as well when a team was getting their butts kicked at home and became extremely frustrated; especially with me. My response at the time, to their disrespect, was to assess misconduct penalties and as the score mounted near the end of the game, I had four players from the home team in the penalty box with 10s! The coach had enough of me as well and wanted to get thrown out of the game. He sent his captain over to me at the stoppage who very politely relayed a message for me. The captain said, "My coach wants to know if he can get a penalty for thinking?" Somewhat confused by the question, I responded by saying, "I guess not as long as he doesnt think out loud!" The captain then said, "In that case, he wanted me to tell you he thinks youre an Effing A#$%^&*!" I started to laugh, finding the humor in the statement. The coach, who was waiting for a battle response from me that never came, started to grin and then laugh as well. The game ended without further incident and a positive relationship blossomed with the coach. Sometimes you just have to find the humor in the situation, Torts! Cheap Basketball NCAA Jerseys . "I dont know that were close," said general manager Alex Anthopoulos. "I just think, right now, the acquisition cost just doesnt work for us right now. I dont know if I can quantify how far off or things like that that they might be but I would say we continue to have dialogue. Discount NCAA Jerseys . But what about the officials? Every sport has officials and they also have stories about hard work and sacrifice but their accomplishments are seldom recognized by anyone outside their inner circle. http://www.cheapncaajerseys.net/ . Fernandez, coached in Toronto by former two-time Olympic silver medallist Brian Orser, scored 267.11 points and is the first champion to successfully defend since Russias Evgeny Plushenko in 2005 and 2006. CHICAGO -- Whether he had the Chicago Bulls on his shoulders or not, Jimmy Butler couldnt deny this. He sure gave them the lift they needed.Butler scored 37 points, and Chicago beat the short-handed Washington Wizards 106-95 on Saturday night.He took charge when the Bulls needed it, helping them pull away on a night when the Wizards were missing star guards John Wall and Bradley Beal.Butler finished two points shy of a season high he set against Atlanta on Wednesday. He hit all 14 free throws, grabbed eight rebounds and dished out a season-high nine assists.I dont consider that carrying, Butler said. I consider that making some shots and doing what they need me to do. Thats being aggressive.Butler showed it early on and helped the Bulls put away the Wizards in the second half, though he did have some help.Nikola Mirotic came on strong to finish with 17 points. Dwyane Wade scored 14. Taj Gibson chipped in with 13 points, and Robin Lopez added 10 points and 13 rebounds.The Bulls won back-to-back games for the first time since a 3-0 start, but forward Doug McDermott exited with a concussion early in the fourth quarter.Markieff Morris had a season-high 24 points after scoring 20 the previous night. Marcin Gortat added 18 points and 14 rebounds.Sheldon McClellan scored 15 with Beal missing his second straight game because of a sore right hamstring. Tomas Satoransky chipped in with 12 points and nine assists filling in at point guard for Wall, who scored 28 in Fridays loss to Cleveland, and the Wizards fell to 0-4 on the road.We got to play better, Gortat said. We got to compete. We need energy. We need effort. We got to make shots Theres a lot of things that we can do better. I mean right now, as far as I know I think we have one of the worst benches in the league right now.Washingtons reserves got outscored 32-18, though McClellan and Satoransky were in the lineup with Beal and Wall out.BUTLERS LIFTButler got off to a scorching start with 21 points in the first half and kept it going with 11 more in the third to help the Bulls turn a 56-553 deficit into an 81-70 lead. Wholesale NCAA Jerseys Authentic. When youve got a guy who is obviously an All-Star in this league but hes right in the prime of his career, my job and (Rajon) Rondos job and everybodys job is to get the best out of him, Wade said. Right now, were seeing it -- and he sees it, too -- how great he can be.Leading 70-68 with about three minutes left in the third, Butler hit two free throws, a layup and a step-back jumper with 1:19 left.In the closing minute, Wizards coach Scott Brooks jumped off the bench and got called for a technical when Jason Smith fouled a dunking Gibson. McDermott made the technical free throw. Gibson missed his foul shot, but hit a layup to make it an 11-point game.FOUL PLAYMcDermott was in the air going for a layup or dunk in the opening minute of the fourth when a rotating Morris hit his left arm and sent him crashing to the floor. McDermott banged his head in a hard fall that quieted the crowd.He walked off the court and headed back into the concussion protocol after missing a game 10 days earlier.Morris got called for a flagrant foul 1, and Mirotic hit two free throws.That was a regular old-school foul, Gibson said. But the way Doug took off, he left himself out in the open. ... I dont think nobody really tries to hurt anybody. Its one of those plays.TIP-INSWizards: Wall, coming off surgery on both knees, isnt playing in both halves of back-to-back sets. Coach Scott Brooks said that could change after the Wizards play Philadelphia and New York on Wednesday and Thursday. ... Beal is day to day.Bulls: Coach Fred Hoiberg said that Carter-Williams has not experienced any setbacks in his recovery from a bruised left knee and sprained left wrist. Carter-Williams was expected to miss four to six weeks after taking a hard fall at Brooklyn on Oct. 31.UP NEXTWizards: Visit Philadelphia on Wednesday.Bulls: The Bulls play six straight on the road, starting with Tuesdays game at Portland. ' ' '
FORT WORTH, Texas -- IndyCar drivers will have Back The Blue decals on their cars and wear caps representing local police and national law enforcement agencies when they resume the rain-interrupted race at Texas Motor Speedway on Aug. Discount Air Jordan 1 . 27.Just weeks after the June 12 postponement, five law enforcement officers were shot and killed July 7 in downtown Dallas at the end of a protest over police-involved shootings in Louisiana and Minnesota in the days before that.There have been protests this week in Milwaukee after an officer-involved shooting there.Indianapolis 500 champion Alexander Rossi joined Texas Motor Speedway officials Wednesday on visits to the headquarters of the Fort Worth Police Department and the Dallas Police Department.It means a lot. We had an opportunity with the race being rescheduled to do something to show our appreciation and our respect and gratitude, Rossi said. Im just honored to be a part of it.Rossi and Texas Motor Speedway president Eddie Gossage addressed officers at each department and presented 200 tickets for the race at each stop. Police personnel will be admitted to the race free, along with a companion, by showing their badge.Gossage said all that is being done is a way to show respect to police and all first responders.Our fans blood runs red, white and blue, probably more than any other sport going, so it just made obvious sense, Gossage said. To put the Back The Blue decals on the car and for each of the drivers to wear a hat from a various police department, as opposed to their sponsor hats, thats a big deal.The Texas race in June was first pushed back a day because of rain. Only 71 of the scheduled 248 laps were completed the following day, before more rain led to an unprecedented 2?-month delay.Fort Worth police officer Matt Pearce, who survived being shot multiple times by a fugitive during a manhunt in March, will return as grand marshal and give the drivers the command to start their engines -- the same as he did in June.He appreciates what the Texas Motor Speedway?and IndyCar Series are doing for officers when the race resumes.It means a lot to every officer, anybody that wears a badge, Pearce said. I know that for me, it was a big morale booster knowing that I had support, not only from my guys, but pretty much every agency throughout the Metroplex. I dont think theres an agency in Tarrant County that didnt chip in to support me when I needed their help, and thats huge. ... 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No surprise there, given all the first-year players theyve put on the field.The Falcons have started as many as four rookies at times this season, and the youth movement doesnt end there. Four other regulars have been playing in the NFL only two seasons, signaling an entirely new direction for the often-maligned unit.Coach Dan Quinn wasnt at all hesitant about sending out so many young players.We knew there would be some growing pains with certain techniques and certain things that you have to go through, Quinn said Thursday. But I didnt have concerns with it. Otherwise, I wouldnt have put them in. I felt like they had earned it and were ready to go.Atlanta ranks 28th in both points (26.5 per game) and yards (376.3) allowed, but thats nothing new. The Falcons have traditionally struggled on defense, rarely placing among the NFLs elite units.Now, at least, there are plenty of reasons to be hopeful.Quinn said the improvement has been evident in recent weeks as the Falcons (8-5) make a push for their first playoff berth since 2012. They host the woeful San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, coming off perhaps their best defensive performance of the season.In a 42-14 rout of the Los Angeles Rams, the Falcons defense chalked up a pair of touchdowns -- one off an interception, another off a fumble recovery -- and came up with another big interception to halt a drive deep in Atlanta territory.It really starts with communication -- how good can you get at that? Quinn said. Not only do you know your own assignments, but youre able to share some of the information pre-snap. Over the last two weeks, Ive really seen them ramp up that communication, where the information is getting back and forth.Up front, Vic Beasley -- a first-round pick in 2015 -- has emerged as a dominant pass rusher with 13.5 sacks, tied for the league lead with Denvers Von Miller. Another second-year player, Grady Jarrett, is a key contributor on the interior line.The linebacking corps includes a pair of rookie starters, second-round pick Deion Jones and fourth-rounder DeVondre Campbell. They have drastically improved the speed and athleticism of that group, which was especially evident when Jones returned aan interception for a 33-yard touchdown against the Rams. Air Jordan 1 Retro Cheap. .Four youngsters are playing key roles in the secondary, including rookie strong safety Keanu Neal and free safety Ricardo Allen, whos in his second season on the 53-man roster after spending a year on the practice squad. Jalen Collins, another second-year player, moved into a starting role at cornerback after a season-ending injury to Desmond Trufant. Undrafted rookie Brian Poole has made six starts as the nickel back.We have a really significant role on this team, Neal said. But I feel like weve handled it well.When Quinn arrived, it was clear the Falcons needed a major upgrade after ranking last in yards allowed in 2014. Theyve addressed that glaring weakness mainly through the draft, devoting six of nine picks in the first five rounds to defensive players.All of them are either full-time starters or a big part of the playing rotation. Their impact is evident in the statistics, where they account for 56 percent of the tackles, 59 percent of the sacks, 67 percent of the interceptions and 73 percent of the forced fumbles.Jones said he feels like a completely different player than the guy who started in Week 1.Ive still got room to grow, he said. But I can say Im starting to know the game more and more. Its been a fun experience to see myself grow as a player.That certainly bodes well for the future.The present doesnt look so bad, either.We dont look at them as young guys anymore, Quinn said. We just look at them as ballplayers who are ready to play.Game notes WR Julio Jones (sprained toe) missed another practice and its still not known if hell be able to play Sunday after sitting out last weeks game. ... WR Mohamed Sanu (groin) was listed as limited for the second day in a row. ... Also missing practice: CB Jalen Collins (knee); S Kemal Ishmael (knee); S Robenson Therezie (ankle); WR Nick Williams (concussion); and DE Adrian Clayborn (knee).---Follow Paul Newberry on Twitter at www.twitter.com/pnewberry1963 . His work can be found at http://bigstory.ap.org/content/paul-newberry .---For more NFL coverage: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP-NFL ' ' '
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