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BOSTON -- The Minnesota Wild have earned a Stanley Cup playoff berth in each of the past four seasons. Air Max 97 Clearance . They are one of seven NHL teams to do so during that span, joining the Anaheim Ducks, Chicago Blackhawks, Detroit Red Wings, Pittsburgh Penguins, New York Rangers and St. Louis Blues.Under former coach Mike Yeo, the Wild did not get past the second round, losing three consecutive postseason series to the Blackhawks. During an eight-game losing skid in February, and a stretch during which Minnesota went 3-12-4, Yeo was fired and and John Torchetti was named interim coach.Last spring, it was the Dallas Stars who dispatched Minnesota in the first round. So the Wild made more changes. Torchetti was not retained and Wild general manager Chuck Fletcher hired veteran NHL coach Bruce Boudreau last May. Boudreau had spent a total of nine seasons between the Ducks and the Washington Capitals, winning eight division titles.Its pretty early to judge whether the changes will work in Minnesota.?Hard to make what kind of team they are [this early], said one Western Conference scout. Theyve had slow starts and their first periods have been awful, but they seem to wake up and play pretty well. Theyre scoring goals but need to give up fewer than they are. [Its a] funny team right now, and Im not sure what youll see from game-to-game.In the locker room and on the ice, the players are still getting used to Boudreaus system and personality.Its been a great transition. Its been a lot of fun around the rink, around the room, said Wild forward Zach Parise. As a team, theres still a lot we need to get better at, but were seeing it in spurts throughout games. The closer we can get to doing it more consistently, and more often throughout a game, its going to translate into more wins for us. It takes work, and weve got to continue to get better and keep learning. But, in the long run, its going to make us a better team.Getting used to a new coach is an adjustment for any team. Parise explained its been a unique challenge for the Wild this season because the majority of Minnesotas big-minutes players also participated in the World Cup of Hockey and werent around for the majority of training camp.Theres still that adjustment, but the quicker we can snap out of those old habits, itll be better for us, Parise said.Other than a new coaching staff, which also included assistant coaches Scott Stevens and John Anderson, the Wild signed forwards Eric Staal -- who won a Stanley Cup with the Carolina Hurricanes in 2006 -- and Chris Stewart during the offseason. The tweaks to the coaching staff and roster have already had a positive effect on the Wild.Its still early, but I think its been good, said Wild forward Charlie Coyle. Yeah, its a little different -- new coach, new staff -- but for the most part we have the same team, minus a few guys. Were still getting used to each other, still creating that chemistry, but its going well. Everyone gets along. Were learning a new system. Sometimes it takes a little [time] to get used to, but were doing a good job of it so far.Adapting to a new coachs personality can sometimes be a even more challenging than the Xs and Os, but Boudreau is already being heard loud and clear in the dressing room.Hes a great guy, Coyle said. Everyone is a fan of him. His track record speaks for itself. Hes been successful, and all his teams were always at the top of the league. Everyone respects that and knows we can learn from him, so its nice to have a guy like that, and the whole staff as well. It takes some time to get used to the system, but weve had plenty of preseason time to get those reps in, so it comes natural now and we can go out there and just play hockey. Air Max 97 Cheap Online . There are some early surprises in the race for the Hart Trophy, but two of the contenders are the leagues biggest stars over the past decade. There are many more players in contention for the awards than just the three that Ive named, and a good or bad week can easily alter the landscape, but through the first 20 or so games of the NHL season, this is how the awards races look to me. Cheap Air Max 97 China . If ever they start actually putting pictures beside words in the dictionary, the Blue Jays left-handers mug will appear beside “Consistency. http://www.cheapnikeairmax97.com/ . The 29-year-old Baines has established himself as one of the top attacking full backs in the country and was the subject of two bids from United during the last off-season. Everton manager Roberto Martinez says that keeping Baines at the club is a "massive boost and exciting for the future" because he brings "maturity and football knowledge in a very specialized position on the pitch" and an "infectious and positive influence to the rest of the squad. West Ham were victorious against Burnley at the London Stadium on Wednesday as Nobles penalty supplied the only goal.A drab first half saw very few chances from either side, but it was West Ham who enjoyed the vast majority of possession. Noble produced the games first near-miss, his curled effort crashing against the post. Moments later, on the stroke of half time, he converted on the rebound from his own penalty-kick.Burnley came back from the interval revitalised, but the hosts withstood coonstant peppering of their goal to hang on for the three points. Air Max 97 China Wholesale. Sam Vokes wont sleep after missing an absolute sitter when he couldnt head into an empty net in Burnleys best chance of the game.It wasnt a polished performance from the Hammers, but theyve grinded out a very important three points. On the other hand, it has been one to forget for Burnley. ' ' '
BOSTON -- The Minnesota Wild have earned a Stanley Cup playoff berth in each of the past four seasons. Air Max 97 Clearance . They are one of seven NHL teams to do so during that span, joining the Anaheim Ducks, Chicago Blackhawks, Detroit Red Wings, Pittsburgh Penguins, New York Rangers and St. Louis Blues.Under former coach Mike Yeo, the Wild did not get past the second round, losing three consecutive postseason series to the Blackhawks. During an eight-game losing skid in February, and a stretch during which Minnesota went 3-12-4, Yeo was fired and and John Torchetti was named interim coach.Last spring, it was the Dallas Stars who dispatched Minnesota in the first round. So the Wild made more changes. Torchetti was not retained and Wild general manager Chuck Fletcher hired veteran NHL coach Bruce Boudreau last May. Boudreau had spent a total of nine seasons between the Ducks and the Washington Capitals, winning eight division titles.Its pretty early to judge whether the changes will work in Minnesota.?Hard to make what kind of team they are [this early], said one Western Conference scout. Theyve had slow starts and their first periods have been awful, but they seem to wake up and play pretty well. Theyre scoring goals but need to give up fewer than they are. [Its a] funny team right now, and Im not sure what youll see from game-to-game.In the locker room and on the ice, the players are still getting used to Boudreaus system and personality.Its been a great transition. Its been a lot of fun around the rink, around the room, said Wild forward Zach Parise. As a team, theres still a lot we need to get better at, but were seeing it in spurts throughout games. The closer we can get to doing it more consistently, and more often throughout a game, its going to translate into more wins for us. It takes work, and weve got to continue to get better and keep learning. But, in the long run, its going to make us a better team.Getting used to a new coach is an adjustment for any team. Parise explained its been a unique challenge for the Wild this season because the majority of Minnesotas big-minutes players also participated in the World Cup of Hockey and werent around for the majority of training camp.Theres still that adjustment, but the quicker we can snap out of those old habits, itll be better for us, Parise said.Other than a new coaching staff, which also included assistant coaches Scott Stevens and John Anderson, the Wild signed forwards Eric Staal -- who won a Stanley Cup with the Carolina Hurricanes in 2006 -- and Chris Stewart during the offseason. The tweaks to the coaching staff and roster have already had a positive effect on the Wild.Its still early, but I think its been good, said Wild forward Charlie Coyle. Yeah, its a little different -- new coach, new staff -- but for the most part we have the same team, minus a few guys. Were still getting used to each other, still creating that chemistry, but its going well. Everyone gets along. Were learning a new system. Sometimes it takes a little [time] to get used to, but were doing a good job of it so far.Adapting to a new coachs personality can sometimes be a even more challenging than the Xs and Os, but Boudreau is already being heard loud and clear in the dressing room.Hes a great guy, Coyle said. Everyone is a fan of him. His track record speaks for itself. Hes been successful, and all his teams were always at the top of the league. Everyone respects that and knows we can learn from him, so its nice to have a guy like that, and the whole staff as well. It takes some time to get used to the system, but weve had plenty of preseason time to get those reps in, so it comes natural now and we can go out there and just play hockey. Air Max 97 Cheap Online . There are some early surprises in the race for the Hart Trophy, but two of the contenders are the leagues biggest stars over the past decade. There are many more players in contention for the awards than just the three that Ive named, and a good or bad week can easily alter the landscape, but through the first 20 or so games of the NHL season, this is how the awards races look to me. Cheap Air Max 97 China . If ever they start actually putting pictures beside words in the dictionary, the Blue Jays left-handers mug will appear beside “Consistency. http://www.cheapnikeairmax97.com/ . The 29-year-old Baines has established himself as one of the top attacking full backs in the country and was the subject of two bids from United during the last off-season. Everton manager Roberto Martinez says that keeping Baines at the club is a "massive boost and exciting for the future" because he brings "maturity and football knowledge in a very specialized position on the pitch" and an "infectious and positive influence to the rest of the squad. West Ham were victorious against Burnley at the London Stadium on Wednesday as Nobles penalty supplied the only goal.A drab first half saw very few chances from either side, but it was West Ham who enjoyed the vast majority of possession. Noble produced the games first near-miss, his curled effort crashing against the post. Moments later, on the stroke of half time, he converted on the rebound from his own penalty-kick.Burnley came back from the interval revitalised, but the hosts withstood coonstant peppering of their goal to hang on for the three points. Air Max 97 China Wholesale. Sam Vokes wont sleep after missing an absolute sitter when he couldnt head into an empty net in Burnleys best chance of the game.It wasnt a polished performance from the Hammers, but theyve grinded out a very important three points. On the other hand, it has been one to forget for Burnley. ' ' '
RENTON, Wash. Cheap Air Max Plus Wholesale . -- Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett said this week that he thinks its time for a white NFL player to join the protests against social injustice.You need a white guy to join the fight. The white guy is super important to the fight, Bennett told the Seattle Times. For people to really see social injustices, there must be someone from the other side of the race who recognizes the problem, because a lot of times if just one race says theres a problem, nobody is realistic about it.New England Patriots defensive end Chris Long, who is white, said recently on ESPN Radios Russillo & Kanell?that he respects Colin Kaepernicks decision to kneel during the national anthem.I saw Chris Long spoke out about it, but no one wants to talk about what he said and him bringing that to the forefront and speaking out against it, Kaepernick said. Thats where it gets very touchy because a white player standing up for this is like, OK, now we really have to address it, it isnt just black people speaking out because they feel like theyre being attacked. No, its a real issue. And its disproportionately an issue to people of color.I think it was huge that Chris stood up and took that stand. I dont know if he realizes how much that means to this movement and trying to get things changed.Womens soccer player Megan Rapinoe, who is white, has knelt during the national anthem as a show of support for Kaepernick.On Thursday, Bennetts teammate?Doug Baldwin called for state attorney generals?to review their policies and eliminate militaristic cultures while putting a higher emphasis on de-escalation tactics and crisis management measures.I agree with everything that Doug is saying, Bennett said. I think at this point in American history, there is so much going on, and you look at the situation that a lot of people are put in, and we wonder what is going on and why is this happening. So there are so many questions that people are asking, people just want to try to find solutions and how can people be seen as human beings and not seen as their color.During training camp, Bennett called for more athletes, specifically NFL players, to use their platform to fight against social injustice.Im proud of everybody, Bennett said. I think everybody is really standing up. In this day and age with Twitter and Facebook and all these different things, its easy to be ridiculed when people hear you say things, and I think a lot of people were scared because of the backlash they would get. But I feel like people are standing up, and everybody just realizes, at the end of the day, its about your opinion and trying to share your message out there because, at the end of the day, its how many peoples lives can you change and what are you doing to make a change.Thats really what the athletes are doing now. They realize that theyve got the power to make a change, and they are standing up and they are not caring what people write or what people are saying about them.ESPN staff writer Nick Wagoner contributed to this report. Cheap Air Max Plus . 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. Air Max Plus Wholesale China . James, who turned 29 on Monday, injured his groin Friday during the Heats overtime loss at Sacramento. He sat out the following game, a 108-107 win Saturday in Portland, before coming back to help send the Nuggets to their seventh consecutive loss. http://www.airmaxpluscheap.com/ . -- Bobby Ryan helped the U. SPRINGFIELD, N.J. -- Jimmy Walker overcame a few wild tee shots with four birdies on the back nine for a 2-under 68 and a one-shot lead over defending champion Jason Day going into the final round of the rain-plagued PGA Championship.This already was shaping up as a major like no other.Even as Walker and Day were finishing their rounds, the fourth round already had begun on rain-soaked Baltusrol. The PGA of America chose not to redo pairings for the final round because it was the only chance to finish by Sunday.Then, the PGA decided to play preferred lies for the final round, which had not happened in a major in more than a half-century. That means players will be able to lift, clean and place their balls anywhere but the rough.Walker, who was at 11-under 199, was among 10 players who didnt even hit a shot Saturday because of storms that flooded the Lower Course at Baltusrol. He had never contended in a major until this week, and went into the final 18 holes having been at least tied for the lead all three rounds.I made a couple of tentative swings early, Walker said. I just said, `Trust it man, youre swinging it good. Keep the pedal down.The final round figured to be the toughest, especially with the cast of characters behind him.Day surged into the lead with a 75-foot birdie putt on No. 7 from the front to the back of the green, and a tee shot to 4 feet on the par-3 ninth. Walker and Robert Streb, who shot a 63 on Friday to share the 36-hole lead, began to struggle off the tee and on the green, both dropping two shots behind Day at one point.Day settled into a string of pars on the easier back nine until finishing with a birdie for a 67. It was his seventh straight round of 68 or better in the PGA Championship.I went a stretch of eight holes without a birdie and I needed one to get some motivation for the fourth round, Day saiid. Air Max Plus Wholesale Online. But I played some nice golf out there.He is trying to join Tiger Woods as the only players to win the PGA Championship in consecutive years since it went to stroke play in 1958.It would be really nice to get that second major under my belt, Day said. I dont want to win just one for my career.Unlike the British Open two weeks ago, this is hardly a two-man race.Henrik Stenson, who won the duel at Royal Troon with a record score in a major, piled up enough birdies on the back nine for a 67 and was two shots behind in his bid to join Ben Hogan as the only players to win back-to-back majors at age 40.Brooks Koepka, playing for the first time since the U.S. Open because of an ankle injury, had a bogey-free 66 and was two shots behind. A big week by Koepka could all but clinch a spot on his first Ryder Cup team.Streb, meanwhile, didnt make his first birdie until the 17th hole, only to three-putt from just inside 8 feet for bogey on the 18th and a 72. He was four shots behind, along with William McGirt (66) and Hideki Matsuyama (67).Jordan Spieth finished with eight straight pars, missing good birdie chances along the way, and had to settle for a 69. That left him seven shots behind, which would require a record-tying comeback at the PGA Championship to have any chance.Patrick Reed also wasted a good opportunity, making double bogey on the sixth hole and shooting 70 to finish six shots behind.The PGA Championship was trying to avoid its second straight Monday finish at Baltusrol. Phil Mickelson won on a Monday in 2005. Rain began to fall as the leaders finished the third round, though play kept going. Any stoppage in play was sure to mean one more day before the Wanamaker Trophy is handed out. ' ' '
The Premier League is heading back to Belfast, so we picked out a classic 2013 clash between Michael van Gerwen and Phil Taylor in Northern Ireland. Cheap Air Jordan Australia 2019 . The Power was defending his Premier League title as he took on the talented Dutchman and they produced a memorable encounter for the watching crowd.Click on the video above to look back at Taylors tense battle with Van Gerwen.  Also See: Sky Live: PL Darts Mardles PL predictions Wade: Ignore me at your peril MVG: Nothing to prove Cheap Air Jordan Australia For Sale . Following a lopsided 5-2 loss against the New Jersey Devils on Wednesday night, Paul MacLean told reporters that "theres a lack of focus, theres a lack of leadership and theres a lack of preparation" with his struggling team. That came on the heels of Bryan Murray taking the unusual step of going into the locker room at the Prudential Center and addressing the players himself. Authentic Air Jordan Australia Shoes . 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. http://www.airjordancheapaustralia.com/ . The formidable trio of Canadian receivers -- individually known as Chris Getzlaf, Rob Bagg and Andy Fantuz -- will share the field at Mosaic Stadium one more time on Sunday. NEW YORK -- From his nosebleed seats just under the closed, retractable roof at Arthur Ashe Stadium, Dave Harris had to raise his voice to be heard.Its not exactly what he expected from his first trip to the U.S Open. A constant, low-grade noise between a buzzing hive and a rushing waterfall that some fans suspected was a combination of the collected murmurs of more than 20,000 fans, the rush of cool air from ducts and a rainstorm pounding on the Teflon fabric roof.Its too loud, grumbled Harris, who traveled from Jackson, California, to bring his grown son to the tournament as a birthday present. All the sound just stays in.Fan complaints rose above the din on a rainy Thursday that gave them their first extended look at what happens when the worlds largest tennis stadium becomes the worlds largest tennis arena. While all acknowledged it was better than having to deal with rain, most said it created an atmosphere that will take some getting used to.Its like watching tennis in an aircraft hangar, said Max Linnington, a British expat who lives in New Jersey.It accentuates all the sounds, he said. I prefer it without the roof, actually.Leslie Leith-Tedeschi, a Manhattanite who has been coming to the matches for years, said the buzz is mostly peoples conversations. They used to just go up in the air, she said. Now they bounce off the roof.The chair umpire made quite a few requests for quiet during a Thursday night match, at one point pleading, Ladies and gentlemen, respect the players. Please remain quiet . Discount Air Jordan Australia Online. .. Your voices are carrying to the court.Italian player Andreas Seppi was more blunt from his experience on the court. The people, I think, are used to going to baseball and keep talking.Second-seeded Andy Murray noted that the closed Ashe was loud, definitely louder than the retractable-roof stadium at Wimbledon but that it was up to athletes to adjust to such variables. Ultimately, Murray said, it will be up to the fans and the television networks to decide if major changes need to be made.U.S. Tennis Association executive director Gordon Smith said tournament organizers were collecting data on the $150 million roof but that, so far, he hasnt heard a peep of complaints from spectators. Regardless, he said, weve got a new venue, obviously when you enclose a building youre going to expect some additional noise.Its passionate, he said. We want our New York fans to be passionate. Its really a positive, great atmosphere in there.At least one fan watching Murrays match agreed. Liat Haigh of Australia said more important than any noise issue was the relief that she didnt have to worry that her trip to see the U.S. Open wouldnt be ruined by rain.Ive come a long way and I want to see the tennis, she said, dismissing any buzz about the buzz. Its part of seeing it live and part of the atmosphere. If you dont like that, watch it on television. ' ' '
RENTON, Wash. Cheap Air Max Plus Wholesale . -- Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett said this week that he thinks its time for a white NFL player to join the protests against social injustice.You need a white guy to join the fight. The white guy is super important to the fight, Bennett told the Seattle Times. For people to really see social injustices, there must be someone from the other side of the race who recognizes the problem, because a lot of times if just one race says theres a problem, nobody is realistic about it.New England Patriots defensive end Chris Long, who is white, said recently on ESPN Radios Russillo & Kanell?that he respects Colin Kaepernicks decision to kneel during the national anthem.I saw Chris Long spoke out about it, but no one wants to talk about what he said and him bringing that to the forefront and speaking out against it, Kaepernick said. Thats where it gets very touchy because a white player standing up for this is like, OK, now we really have to address it, it isnt just black people speaking out because they feel like theyre being attacked. No, its a real issue. And its disproportionately an issue to people of color.I think it was huge that Chris stood up and took that stand. I dont know if he realizes how much that means to this movement and trying to get things changed.Womens soccer player Megan Rapinoe, who is white, has knelt during the national anthem as a show of support for Kaepernick.On Thursday, Bennetts teammate?Doug Baldwin called for state attorney generals?to review their policies and eliminate militaristic cultures while putting a higher emphasis on de-escalation tactics and crisis management measures.I agree with everything that Doug is saying, Bennett said. I think at this point in American history, there is so much going on, and you look at the situation that a lot of people are put in, and we wonder what is going on and why is this happening. So there are so many questions that people are asking, people just want to try to find solutions and how can people be seen as human beings and not seen as their color.During training camp, Bennett called for more athletes, specifically NFL players, to use their platform to fight against social injustice.Im proud of everybody, Bennett said. I think everybody is really standing up. In this day and age with Twitter and Facebook and all these different things, its easy to be ridiculed when people hear you say things, and I think a lot of people were scared because of the backlash they would get. But I feel like people are standing up, and everybody just realizes, at the end of the day, its about your opinion and trying to share your message out there because, at the end of the day, its how many peoples lives can you change and what are you doing to make a change.Thats really what the athletes are doing now. They realize that theyve got the power to make a change, and they are standing up and they are not caring what people write or what people are saying about them.ESPN staff writer Nick Wagoner contributed to this report. Cheap Air Max Plus . 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. Air Max Plus Wholesale China . James, who turned 29 on Monday, injured his groin Friday during the Heats overtime loss at Sacramento. He sat out the following game, a 108-107 win Saturday in Portland, before coming back to help send the Nuggets to their seventh consecutive loss. http://www.airmaxpluscheap.com/ . -- Bobby Ryan helped the U. SPRINGFIELD, N.J. -- Jimmy Walker overcame a few wild tee shots with four birdies on the back nine for a 2-under 68 and a one-shot lead over defending champion Jason Day going into the final round of the rain-plagued PGA Championship.This already was shaping up as a major like no other.Even as Walker and Day were finishing their rounds, the fourth round already had begun on rain-soaked Baltusrol. The PGA of America chose not to redo pairings for the final round because it was the only chance to finish by Sunday.Then, the PGA decided to play preferred lies for the final round, which had not happened in a major in more than a half-century. That means players will be able to lift, clean and place their balls anywhere but the rough.Walker, who was at 11-under 199, was among 10 players who didnt even hit a shot Saturday because of storms that flooded the Lower Course at Baltusrol. He had never contended in a major until this week, and went into the final 18 holes having been at least tied for the lead all three rounds.I made a couple of tentative swings early, Walker said. I just said, `Trust it man, youre swinging it good. Keep the pedal down.The final round figured to be the toughest, especially with the cast of characters behind him.Day surged into the lead with a 75-foot birdie putt on No. 7 from the front to the back of the green, and a tee shot to 4 feet on the par-3 ninth. Walker and Robert Streb, who shot a 63 on Friday to share the 36-hole lead, began to struggle off the tee and on the green, both dropping two shots behind Day at one point.Day settled into a string of pars on the easier back nine until finishing with a birdie for a 67. It was his seventh straight round of 68 or better in the PGA Championship.I went a stretch of eight holes without a birdie and I needed one to get some motivation for the fourth round, Day saiid. Air Max Plus Wholesale Online. But I played some nice golf out there.He is trying to join Tiger Woods as the only players to win the PGA Championship in consecutive years since it went to stroke play in 1958.It would be really nice to get that second major under my belt, Day said. I dont want to win just one for my career.Unlike the British Open two weeks ago, this is hardly a two-man race.Henrik Stenson, who won the duel at Royal Troon with a record score in a major, piled up enough birdies on the back nine for a 67 and was two shots behind in his bid to join Ben Hogan as the only players to win back-to-back majors at age 40.Brooks Koepka, playing for the first time since the U.S. Open because of an ankle injury, had a bogey-free 66 and was two shots behind. A big week by Koepka could all but clinch a spot on his first Ryder Cup team.Streb, meanwhile, didnt make his first birdie until the 17th hole, only to three-putt from just inside 8 feet for bogey on the 18th and a 72. He was four shots behind, along with William McGirt (66) and Hideki Matsuyama (67).Jordan Spieth finished with eight straight pars, missing good birdie chances along the way, and had to settle for a 69. That left him seven shots behind, which would require a record-tying comeback at the PGA Championship to have any chance.Patrick Reed also wasted a good opportunity, making double bogey on the sixth hole and shooting 70 to finish six shots behind.The PGA Championship was trying to avoid its second straight Monday finish at Baltusrol. Phil Mickelson won on a Monday in 2005. Rain began to fall as the leaders finished the third round, though play kept going. Any stoppage in play was sure to mean one more day before the Wanamaker Trophy is handed out. ' ' '
Vin Scully, the Hall of Fame baseball broadcaster who retired in October after 67 seasons with the Los Angeles Dodgers, will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Obama. Authentic College Football Jerseys Cheap .In addition to Scully, former NBA greats Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Michael Jordan also will be honored.The announcement was made by the White House on Wednesday. The medals will be awarded in a ceremony Tuesday at the White House. It will be streamed live on www.whitehouse.gov/live.The Medal of Freedom, bestowed by the president, is the countrys highest civilian honor. It is awarded to individuals who make significant cultural or security contributions to the United States or international contributions in the areas of culture or world peace.Josh Earnest, the White House press secretary and a Dodgers fan, made the call to Scully to inform him of the award.Oh my gosh ... no. Are you sure? Scully said. Im just an old baseball announcer.?Told that his professionalism as an announcer captured the presidents attention, Scully said. Well, gosh, I am rather overwhelmed and humbled.?Scully retired at the end of baseballs regular season, ending his decades as the Dodgers radio and television broadcaster. His last broadcast was Oct. 2, during the Dodgers final regular-season game, in San Francisco. His final home game was Sept. 25, when the Dodgers clinched their fourth consecutive National League West title.The Dodgers went on to lose to the Chicago Cubs in the National League Championship Series.Scully served in the Navy and later graduated from Fordham University. He worked for the CBS Radio Network before joining the Dodgers broadcast team in 1950. Known for his calm delivery and dulcet tones, Scullys famous pregame catchphrase was, Its time for Dodgers baseball.From 1975 to 1992, Scully also called NFL games for CBS Sports. One of his most famous football calls was of Dwight Clarks touchdown catch in the NFC title game on Jan. 10, 1982, which put the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XVI.Scully was awarded the Ford Frick Award from the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1982 and received a Lifetime Achievement Emmy Award for sportscasting in 1995, the same year he was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame.Abdul-Jabbar won three NCAA championships at UCLA and six more in the NBA -- five with the Los Angeles Lakers and one with the Milwaukee Bucks. Following his playing career, hes been a social activist and writer for a number of publications.Jordan won six NBA titles with the Chicago Bulls, and five most valuable player awards during his 15 seasons. He is also a 14-time NBA all-star. 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The Los Angeles Angels left-hander retired 18 consecutive batters at one point during his duel with Oaklands Dan Straily, and Alberto Callaspo homered in a 2-0 victory over the Athletics 2-0 Saturday night. But at no point in the game did Wilson feel comfortable. "Comfort is like a four-letter word in baseball. I mean, you get too comfortable and guys start whacking you all over the place. So you have to stay adamant and stay vigilant," the two-time All-Star said. "Its like workplace safety -- if there hasnt been an accident in 99 days, youre looking to extend that streak. I was upset that I walked a couple of guys tonight, because the last game I didnt have any walks." Wilson (10-6) gave up three hits in 8 1-3 innings, struck out eight and walked two. Jed Lowries two-out double in the first and Nate Freimans leadoff single in the second were the only hits off him until Lowries one-out single in the ninth on Wilsons 119th and final pitch. "My first-pitch strike percentage has been up significantly over the last couple of years, and its something Ive been getting better at as my mechanics get more refined," Wilson said. "This whole year, its been more of a theme." Wilson began his string of consecutive outs with three straight strikeouts on 10 pitches and didnt allow another baserunner until he walked Derek Norris on a full count leading off the eighth. He was much more pitch-efficient than teammate Jered Weaver was in his 4-1 victory Friday night. "They ran Jereds pitch count up last night -- he had like 90 pitches after four or five innings -- so my game plan was to try to get ahead of them," Wilson said. "In the past, Ive had a tough time doing that against them because I was too deep into counts, so I tried to turn the tables on them. Im not one of those guys whos going to strike out everybody, so I have to use the defence as much as possible." Ernesto Frieri got the final two outs for his 24th save in 26 chances, striking out pinch-hitter John Jaso with runners at first and second to end it. Wilson joined Ryan Dempster and Derek Lowe as the only pitchers in major league history to post 10 or more wins as a starter in four consecutive seasons after three straight seasons with 10 or more saves. The two-time All-Star is 6-1 with a 1.70 ERA over his last seven starts. The AL West-leading As lost their second in a row coming out of the All-Star break. Home Run Derby chhampion Yoenis Cespedes sat out his second straight game because of a sore left wrist that he injured during batting practice on Friday. Cheap NCAA Jerseys China. "He feels better today, but until our training staff feels like hes 100 per cent and not putting himself in a position where he could further injure it, itll be day to day," manager Bob Melvin said. Straily (6-3) allowed two runs and eight hits over seven innings, struck out four and walked none. The right-hander was 5-0 with a 2.83 ERA in his previous nine starts. This is Strailys fifth stint with the As this season alone. He was optioned to Triple-A the day after four of his starts -- once because Bartolo Colon was reinstated from the suspended list, once because Brett Anderson went on the disabled list, another time because the team had three days off during an eight-game stretch, and again because the All-Star break was coming up. "Theyre very good about letting me know whats going on. Its beneficial to me," Straily said. "I understand my job and I understand what the final goal is. I dont take it personally. I go down there and do my work. Hopefully Im the one they call back up." The Angels, who have won 13 straight games in which Josh Hamilton has driven in a run, opened the scoring in the first with his sacrifice fly after Mike Trout was hit by a pitch and took third on Albert Pujols opposite-field single. Trout extended his hitting streak to 12 games with a third-inning single, matching his longest in the majors. Callaspo drove Strailys first pitch of the seventh inning into the first row of seats above the 18-foot wall in right field for his fifth homer. "I just needed to throw up two more zeros than I did," Straily said. "My job is to go out there and just make pitches and keep us in the ball game as long as possible. I gave them a run in the first inning by hitting Trout. Pujols hit a good pitch and Hamilton hit the sacrifice fly. Thats all they needed tonight." NOTES: Batting practice was cancelled for both teams because of a steady rain that required the rarely used tarpaulin to be put on the field. The Angels have not had a home game rained out since June 16, 1995, when the Chicago White Sox were in town. "I didnt even know there was a tarp here. Apparently, there is," As manager Bob Melvin said. ... Straily retired Mark Trumbo on an inning-ending double-play grounder in the sixth. The Angels have grounded into an AL-worst 98 double plays, while the Athletics defence has executed a major league-low 69 DPs. ' ' ' Detroit. He made life difficult on Wiggins, who was 0 for 5 from 3-point range. But Crowder had to leave the game in the third quarter because of soreness in that left ankle and did not return.Hopefully hell be OK, Stevens said.UP NEXTCeltics: Boston wraps up a three-game road trip in Brooklyn on Wednesday night.Timberwolves: Minnesota starts a three-game trip with a game at New Orleans on Wednesday night in which Towns will face fellow Kentucky big man Anthony Davis. ' ' '
The Canadiens entered Friday as the only team in the NHL yet to lose a game in regulation, but they finished the night on the wrong end of a 10-0 defeat to the Blue Jackets. Boty Nike Air Max Vyprodej . It was the first time that the Canadiens had been shut out by a score of 10-0 since January 1942. Nike Air Max Cz Eshop . The recently retired Stern was elected Friday to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and will be enshrined with the class of 2014 on Aug. Nike Air Max Cz . Once again, DeLaet finished tied for second at a PGA Tour stop on the weekend, this time at the Waste Management Phoenix Open. The pride of Weyburn, Sask. http://www.levneairmax.cz/ .C. -- Rodney Hood connected from all over the court while freshman Jabari Parker was busy swatting shots and scoring in transition. MINNEAPOLIS -- Cool as their unflappable head coach, Brad Stevens, the Boston Celtics never got down even as their deficit ballooned against the young and athletic Minnesota Timberwolves.When the Celtics finally got going, the Wolves tensed up once again and let another big lead get away.Isaiah Thomas scored 29 points and Boston rallied from 13 points down in the fourth quarter to beat the Timberwolves 99-93 on Monday night.Al Horford added 20 points, six rebounds and five assists for the Celtics, who trailed 81-68 after three. Boston opened the fourth on a 17-0 run to take the lead and held on down the stretch for its second straight win.I think give us credit for playing a little harder than them and making them think a little more and getting them uncomfortable, Thomas said.Karl-Anthony Towns had 27 points and 18 rebounds for the Timberwolves. Gorgui Dieng added 20 points and 10 rebounds, but Andrew Wiggins was just 5 for 18 and Minnesota scored three points in the first 9 minutes of the fourth.We laid a damn egg, said Zach LaVine, who was 4 of 12 from the field and 0 for 7 on 3-pointers.Terry Rozier added a career-high 12 points off the bench and keyed the Celtics surge in the first 6 minutes of the fourth.The Timberwolves have normally reserved their meltdowns this season for the third quarter, when they have the NBAs worst point differential. But they won that period 29-26 on Monday night, just the second time this season they have outscored their opponent in the third.Jonas Jerebko and Rozier opened the fourth with 3-pointers, and Rozier added another long ball and a steal and dunk to push the Celtics in front.Towns was the only player who scored for the Wolves in the first 11 minutes of the fourth quarter, converting a three-point play with 5:18 to go for their first bucket and hitting a 3-pointer with 2:38 remaining.Boston outscored Minnesota 31-12 in the fourth as the Timberwolves shot 5 for 25.They were definitely pressing, Celtics guard Marcus Smart said. Guys were into guys, we were making everything hard. You could definitely tell they were pressingg to find a great shot. Boty Nike Air Max Sleva. The Wolves outscored Boston 58-34 in the paint and outrebounded the Celtics 51-39, including 16-6 on the offensive glass. But Minnesota missed eight free throws.I think we have to play tougher with a lead, coach Tom Thibodeau said. And the big thing for us is to improve and learn.TIP-INSCeltics: Horford also had three blocks and reached 20 points for the first time with the Celtics. ... Boston was issued a rare delay of game warning coming out of a timeout late in the third quarter. ... Jerebko was a plus-20 in under 19 minutes.Timberwolves: Minnesota entered the game leading the NBA in 3-point shooting, but was 4 for 24. ... Towns has blocked a shot in 20 straight games. ... F Brandon Rush was active after missing the previous seven games with a sore big toe on his right foot. He played 2 minutes in the fourth quarter.TEMPERS FLAREOne of the biggest guys on the court and the smallest got into it in the third quarter when the 6-foot-11, 240-pound Dieng leveled the 5-9, 185-pound Thomas with a screen. Dieng was called for an offensive foul because he was moving while he set the screen, and Thomas took exception. The All-Star guard got up and shoved Dieng, and the two exchanged words while being separated by teammates.It was the heat of the battle, Thomas said. We talked about it after, and he loves my game, I love his, so were good.CROWDER AILINGJae Crowder missed eight games with a sprained left ankle before returning on Saturday against Detroit. He made life difficult on Wiggins, who was 0 for 5 from 3-point range. But Crowder had to leave the game in the third quarter because of soreness in that left ankle and did not return.Hopefully hell be OK, Stevens said.UP NEXTCeltics: Boston wraps up a three-game road trip in Brooklyn on Wednesday night.Timberwolves: Minnesota starts a three-game trip with a game at New Orleans on Wednesday night in which Towns will face fellow Kentucky big man Anthony Davis. ' ' '
ST. Nike Air Max 270 For Sale Cheap . PAUL, Minn. -- Coach Cheryl Reeve and the Minnesota Lynx were not leaving any doubt: nearly two weeks between games was beneficial for the defending WNBA champions.Maya Moore scored 31 points, including 15 in the second quarter, as Minnesota opened its title defense with a 113-95 win over the Phoenix Mercury in the first game of the WNBA semifinals Wednesday night.Lindsay Whalen added 19 points and seven assists as Minnesota broke the WNBA record for points in a regulation playoff game. Center Sylvia Fowles scored 16 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for the Lynx, who hadnt played since Sept. 17 as the top seed in the WNBAs new playoff format.I think put to rest that narrative that you guys enjoy talking about when a team has 10 or so days off, Reeve said. That rest was good, preparation was good. Thats just kind of what we do.Diana Taurasi scored 25 points for the Mercury, who have lost each of the four games between the two teams this year. Brittney Griner added 16 points for Phoenix but was held to just two rebounds.Minnesota shot 63.9 percent from the field and outrebounded the bigger Mercury 38-20.Pretty hard to get defensive rebounds when theyre scoring 64 percent, Phoenix coach Sandy Brondello said. Got to play better defense, make more shots contested and be in a position to rebound. We have to play a bit more physical. Fowles, shes a beast on the boards.The Lynx started a bit slow as the Mercury led 14-8 early with Taurasi hitting a pair of 3-pointers.Minnesota went to its bench with Moore, Whalen and Seimone Augustus taking their first rest. The bench combined with Fowles and Rebekkah Brunson to spark a 12-3 run. Moore, Whalen and Augustus were the centerpieces as the Lynx took control in the second quarter, beginning the period on a 19-4 run.You try to throw different things at them, Taurasi said. Obviously you want to stop Maya, you saw what happened. You want to limit Seimone and Syl and then, oh wait, you have Lindsay Whalen running it down your throat. So, theres a lot of things that we have to kind of prioritize, and we didnt do any of those today.Minnesota led by as many as 25 and Phoenix sat Taurasi, Griner, Penny Taylor and Candice Dupree for the entire fourth quarter.BACKUPS FOR THE BACKUPSBoth teams are dealing with injuries to their backup centers.Reeve announced after the game that Janel McCarville was unavailable Wednesday because of back spasms. Reeve said the team is working to relieve the spasms but she was unsure of McCarvilles availability for Game 2.Mercury center Kelsey Bone left the game in the fourth quarter after being down on the court with an apparent injury. Bone walked off under her own power and went immediately to the locker room holding her left elbow.Brondello said Bone was still being evaluated.HOME AWAY FROM HOMEWith scheduling conflicts at Target Center, Minnesotas home playoff games were moved across town to St. Pauls Xcel Energy Center, the home of the NHLs Minnesota Wild.With boards covering the arenas ice surface, the two teams played on the Lynx court. Minnesota tied the WNBA record with 13 road wins this season, including winning all eight road games against Western Conference opponents.The Lynx will also play the 2017 season at the Xcel Energy Center.TIP-INSMercury: Marta Xargay started her second playoff game for Phoenix after making only six starts in the regular season. Xargay was limited to seven minutes in the first half after picking up three quick fouls. ... The Mercury had won four straight games, including two in the playoffs as the eighth seed.Lynx: Minnesotas 113 points broke the mark of 108 scored by Chicago in the second round. The overall WNBA record for points in a playoff game is 120, set by Phoenix in 2009 in overtime against Indiana. ... Minnesotas .689 win percentage all-time (31-14) and .880 percentage at home (21-3) are WNBA playoff records.UP NEXTThe two teams play Game 2 of the best-of-five series on Friday, Sept. 30 at the Xcel Energy Center. Nike Air Max 270 For Sale . Durant finished with 24 points and 13 rebounds, Jackson matched his career high with 23 points on 10-of-14 shooting and Lamb scored 12 points on 5-of-7 shooting, lifting the Thunder to a 94-88 win over San Antonio and snapping the Spurs 11-game winning streak. Wholesale Nike Air Max 270 China . "Jeff is a hard worker who was an important special-teams contributor for us last season," said Stamps GM John Hufnagel. http://www.cheapnikeairmax270.com/ . 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Charlie Cassang, Noa Nakaitaci and Patricio Fernandez scored tries in the opening half, and Fernandez added his second in the final quarter-hour in a convincing win for Clermont?who conceded their only try after Sitaleki Timani was sin-binned in the second-half.Bayonne had three players sin-binned as they fell to a 16-3 defeat at home to Racing 92.The hosts -- who had Tom Donnelly (35 minutes), Lorenzo Cittadini (42) and Kade Poki (51) all yellow carded -- took the lead through a Willie du Plessis penalty 26 minutes in.But their indiscipline and two missed kicks from du Plessis saw them punished, with Maxime Machenaud scoring three penalties and converting Juan Imhoffs try with 10 minutes to go to secure the win for Racing. Cheap Nike Air Max 270. 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Elliot Daly has been handed an England full Test debut against South Africa because head coach Eddie Jones feels he currently has the edge in sharpness over Jonathan Joseph. Air Max Günstig .Daly, who has won five caps as a replacement, has got the nod to start at outside centre for Saturdays autumn series opener against the Springboks at Twickenham.The Wasps centre will form a new midfield partnership alongside Owen Farrell that offers long-range left and right-footed kicking options.JJ has missed a little bit of training lately and I just feel that Elliot is a bit sharper at the moment, said Jones, when asked about his decision to select Daly ahead of Joseph, who drops to the bench.He (Daly) has got pace and power and a booming left foot which can be very useful, and he has done well in Tests when he has come off the bench. JJ is a great team player and he will be back.Daly was among the Aviva Premierships most dangerous players last season with his acceleration and eye for an outside break terrorising defences to Wasps benefit.While Joseph relies on elusive footwork and a burst of speed to beat defenders, Dalys skill lies in gliding through gaps and he also provides a long-range boot out of hand and from the kicking tee.Injuries have given Northampton flanker Tom Wood a chance to end a year-long spell in the international wilderness that began after last autumns World Cup. Wood has been picked at seven ahead of Nathan Hughes, with Jones opting for his work-rate, line-out expertise and experience over the explosive potential of the Wasps back row.South Africa rugby is about big ball carriers and playing off the back of that, said Jones. Tom has got a big role in that area - to stop their ball runners. He has got a good workrate and he can stop them on the gainline.England captain Dylan Hartley said his Northampton team-mate had earned his recall. Tom has been out in the wilderness but he has got his head down and worked really hard and it has paid off. His work ethic is unbelievable.? Air Max Billig Kaufen . Fred Couples, captain of the U.S. side, put it all into perspective. "We know whos in charge," he said. Nike Air Max Selber Gestalten Schweiz . No. 13-seeded John Isner and No. 21 Philipp Kohlschreiber were among six players who dropped out of the tournament on Tuesday, joining No. 12 seed Tommy Haas and two other players who withdrew on Monday. http://www.airmaxschweizonline.ch/ . Bradwell was scheduled to become a free agent Tuesday. Born and raised in Toronto, Bradwell is entering his sixth CFL season, with all six played for his hometown Argonauts. The Oakland Raiders set an NFL record Sunday by committing 23 accepted penalties in their 30-24 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.The penalties accounted for 200 yards, which is the third-most all time for yards penalized in one game.Luckily for the Raiders, Derek Carr had himself a day, setting a franchise record with 513 passing yards. Cotton Davidson held the previous team record with 427 pass yards on Oct. 25, 1964. Carr also tied Phil Simms for 10th all time in single-game yardage. ?That total number of penalties does not include ones that were declined or offset. The previous record of 22 had been hit three times, most recently in 1998 by the San Francisco 49ers in a game against tthe Buffalo Bills, according to ESPN Stats & Information. Air Max Outlet Schweiz. he Raiders were a good bet to break the record. Since the start of the 2001 season, they have been the most penalized team in the NFL. Their 1,961 accepted penalties during that span (through Week 7 of 2016) is 207 more than the next-most-penalized team. Another 313 penalties have been declined or offset during that period. They also lead the league in accepted penalties this season with 86 accepted penalties.?Even so, they are atop the AFC West with a 6-2 record at the midpoint of their season. ' ' '
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Former Montreal forward Blake Geoffrion has been hired as a scout by the Columbus Blue Jackets a day after he announced his retirement from the NHL at age 25. Discount Air Jordan 1 Shoes . Geoffrion, the grandson of former Canadiens star Bernie Geoffrion and great-grandson of Howie Morenz, left the game due to lingering effects of a skull fracture and concussion sustained during an American Hockey League game in November. He was selected by Nashville in the second round of the 2006 draft and had eight goals and five assists in 55 career NHL games with the Predators and Montreal. The Blue Jackets also announced that former NHL defenceman Bob Halkidis has been added to the teams scouting staff. Wholesale Air Jordan 1 For Sale . Oaklands loss to Seattle clinched the ALs best record for the Red Sox with one day to spare in the regular season. "I think everybody was kind of watching," catcher David Ross said. "Demp (Ryan Dempster) came out before he went to the bullpen and was just yelling that they lost. Cheap Air Jordan 1 USA . According to a report from the Winnipeg Free Press, the Bombers will name Acting GM Kyle Walters to the post full time. http://www.wholesaleairjordan1.com/ . -- Stanford squashed Oregons national championship hopes again, schooling the Ducks in power football. DALLAS -- Baker Mayfield once hosted Patrick Mahomes on a recruiting visit at Texas Tech.Mahomes will be the host in late October when Mayfield leads Oklahoma, the overwhelming preseason favorite to win another Big 12 title, into Lubbock for a head-to-head meeting between two of the best quarterbacks in a high-scoring league filled with talented signal-callers.West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen said the current crop of Big 12 quarterbacks, including four who threw for more than 3,100 yards last season, is reminiscent of a stretch nearly a decade ago when the league had most of its top all-time passers, including Heisman Trophy winner Sam Bradford with the Sooners in 2008.This reminds me of some of those 2006, 2007, 2008 years where we had a lot of older guys that were returning guys. Quarterback play has been great in this league for a long, long time, Holgorsen said. The last couple of years its been a little bit more spotty, but seeing all these guys coming back with what they can do, I think is pretty good.Potential Big 12 expansion and the Baylor assault scandal dominated the headlines during football media days. But there was still a lot of talk about what to watch on the field in 2016, including the Big 12s platoon of quarterbacks.Mayfield was fourth in the Heisman Trophy voting last season, when he had 3,700 yards passing and 37 touchdowns on way to the College Football Playoff in his Sooners debut. He will be a junior again this season, having gotten a season of eligibility back after a Big 12 rule change this summer. He was the first walk-on true freshman to start a season opener for an FBS team, in 2013 for Texas Tech, before transferring.Mahomes led the nation last season with 393 total yards per game, accounting for 46 touchdowns (36 passing, 10 rushing) as a sophomore.I like both of those young men a lot, Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury said. I think thats where Baker wanted to be and its worked out for him there. ... I know Patrick wanted to be at Texas Tech and both guys have had a tremendous run, and there is more yet to come.Skyler Howard returns for his senior season at West Virginia and Oklahoma State junior Mason Rudolph is healthy after a broken foot hampered him and the Cowboys down the stretch -- they lost their last three games after a 10-0 start. Cheap Air Jordan 1 Authentic. Baylor gets back Seth Russell, who was the top-rated FBS passer before a season-ending neck injury in the Bears seventh game last season.Trevone Boykin is no longer at TCU, but former Texas A&M transfer Kenny Hill -- who in his Aggies debut as a freshman in 2013 set a single-game school record with 511 yards passing -- is competing for the Horned Frogs starting job after having to sit out last season.Some more things to watch when the season begins:ON THE GROUNDThe Big 12 also has some big runners. Mike Warren had 1,339 yards rushing as a freshman for Iowa State last season, and is among four returning 1,000-yard rushers. The others: Oklahoma junior Samaje Perine (1,349 yards) and the Baylor duo of senior Shock Linwood (1,329 yards) and Johnny Jefferson (1,000 yards).NEW COACHESJim Grobe, the 64-year-old former Wake Forest coach, came out of semi-retirement for a one-year contract as Baylors acting head coach. New Iowa State coach Matt Campbell, who came from Toledo, is the youngest head coach of any Power Five conference team at age 36.FRESH HORN?Texas coach Charlie Strong certainly has no problem starting a freshman at quarterback (remember Teddy Bridgewater at Louisville when Strong was his coach?). Shane Buechele was impressive in spring practice with the Longhorns after graduating high school early, and could start the opener Sept. 4 against Notre Dame.When you have a guy like Shane working the way he works, it rubs off on the whole team, Strong said. Now everybody is seeing the way he works and they all did it.GOTTA WINKansas has won only one of its last 21 games, and last year became the Big 12s first team to go a full season without winning a game.Last year, my biggest ache was for our fans, our coaches and our players because they deserve more, they really do, second-year coach David Beaty said. We were doing foundation work and its hard, but its necessary. ... 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COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Former Montreal forward Blake Geoffrion has been hired as a scout by the Columbus Blue Jackets a day after he announced his retirement from the NHL at age 25. Discount Air Jordan 1 Shoes . Geoffrion, the grandson of former Canadiens star Bernie Geoffrion and great-grandson of Howie Morenz, left the game due to lingering effects of a skull fracture and concussion sustained during an American Hockey League game in November. He was selected by Nashville in the second round of the 2006 draft and had eight goals and five assists in 55 career NHL games with the Predators and Montreal. The Blue Jackets also announced that former NHL defenceman Bob Halkidis has been added to the teams scouting staff. Wholesale Air Jordan 1 For Sale . Oaklands loss to Seattle clinched the ALs best record for the Red Sox with one day to spare in the regular season. "I think everybody was kind of watching," catcher David Ross said. "Demp (Ryan Dempster) came out before he went to the bullpen and was just yelling that they lost. Cheap Air Jordan 1 USA . According to a report from the Winnipeg Free Press, the Bombers will name Acting GM Kyle Walters to the post full time. http://www.wholesaleairjordan1.com/ . -- Stanford squashed Oregons national championship hopes again, schooling the Ducks in power football. DALLAS -- Baker Mayfield once hosted Patrick Mahomes on a recruiting visit at Texas Tech.Mahomes will be the host in late October when Mayfield leads Oklahoma, the overwhelming preseason favorite to win another Big 12 title, into Lubbock for a head-to-head meeting between two of the best quarterbacks in a high-scoring league filled with talented signal-callers.West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen said the current crop of Big 12 quarterbacks, including four who threw for more than 3,100 yards last season, is reminiscent of a stretch nearly a decade ago when the league had most of its top all-time passers, including Heisman Trophy winner Sam Bradford with the Sooners in 2008.This reminds me of some of those 2006, 2007, 2008 years where we had a lot of older guys that were returning guys. Quarterback play has been great in this league for a long, long time, Holgorsen said. The last couple of years its been a little bit more spotty, but seeing all these guys coming back with what they can do, I think is pretty good.Potential Big 12 expansion and the Baylor assault scandal dominated the headlines during football media days. But there was still a lot of talk about what to watch on the field in 2016, including the Big 12s platoon of quarterbacks.Mayfield was fourth in the Heisman Trophy voting last season, when he had 3,700 yards passing and 37 touchdowns on way to the College Football Playoff in his Sooners debut. He will be a junior again this season, having gotten a season of eligibility back after a Big 12 rule change this summer. He was the first walk-on true freshman to start a season opener for an FBS team, in 2013 for Texas Tech, before transferring.Mahomes led the nation last season with 393 total yards per game, accounting for 46 touchdowns (36 passing, 10 rushing) as a sophomore.I like both of those young men a lot, Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury said. I think thats where Baker wanted to be and its worked out for him there. ... I know Patrick wanted to be at Texas Tech and both guys have had a tremendous run, and there is more yet to come.Skyler Howard returns for his senior season at West Virginia and Oklahoma State junior Mason Rudolph is healthy after a broken foot hampered him and the Cowboys down the stretch -- they lost their last three games after a 10-0 start. Cheap Air Jordan 1 Authentic. Baylor gets back Seth Russell, who was the top-rated FBS passer before a season-ending neck injury in the Bears seventh game last season.Trevone Boykin is no longer at TCU, but former Texas A&M transfer Kenny Hill -- who in his Aggies debut as a freshman in 2013 set a single-game school record with 511 yards passing -- is competing for the Horned Frogs starting job after having to sit out last season.Some more things to watch when the season begins:ON THE GROUNDThe Big 12 also has some big runners. Mike Warren had 1,339 yards rushing as a freshman for Iowa State last season, and is among four returning 1,000-yard rushers. The others: Oklahoma junior Samaje Perine (1,349 yards) and the Baylor duo of senior Shock Linwood (1,329 yards) and Johnny Jefferson (1,000 yards).NEW COACHESJim Grobe, the 64-year-old former Wake Forest coach, came out of semi-retirement for a one-year contract as Baylors acting head coach. New Iowa State coach Matt Campbell, who came from Toledo, is the youngest head coach of any Power Five conference team at age 36.FRESH HORN?Texas coach Charlie Strong certainly has no problem starting a freshman at quarterback (remember Teddy Bridgewater at Louisville when Strong was his coach?). Shane Buechele was impressive in spring practice with the Longhorns after graduating high school early, and could start the opener Sept. 4 against Notre Dame.When you have a guy like Shane working the way he works, it rubs off on the whole team, Strong said. Now everybody is seeing the way he works and they all did it.GOTTA WINKansas has won only one of its last 21 games, and last year became the Big 12s first team to go a full season without winning a game.Last year, my biggest ache was for our fans, our coaches and our players because they deserve more, they really do, second-year coach David Beaty said. We were doing foundation work and its hard, but its necessary. ... Our deal now is we gotta win games. ' ' '
SAN DIEGO -- Padres starter Paul Clemens made his manager laugh Saturday night, then he made him angry. Buy Nike Air Force 1 Wholesale .Clemens briefly wore the wrong uniform after getting overzealous with pine tar but still outpitched Jake Thompson in the Philadelphia right-handers major league debut, and San Diego beat the Phillies 9-7 on Saturday night.Clemens began the game with his usual No. 47 but was asked to switch his jersey by the umpires because it had pine tar on it.Before he went up, he put more pine tar on his bat than a lot of guys use in a year, Padres manager Andy Green said. He managed to get it all over his uniform.Clemens switched to No. 91 with Player in the nameplate. He later switched back to his No. 47 before exiting the game after 4 1/3 innings.The snafu got chuckles from teammates, including right-hander Jon Edwards, who taped over the name on his own jersey with Player #2 .That was good for a laugh, Green said.Greens mood soured when Clemens neglected to run out a bunt in the fourth inning. After recording an out in the fifth, Clemens was pulled.To me, throwing the bat and not running to first base on a bunt is not going to happen, Green said.Clemens said he was upset that Thompson went up and in on him on the pitch.I was thinking more about the pitcher and what he did rather than getting down the line quickly, Clemens said. I was more concerned with what transpired between me and the pitcher more so than the game.Green said he wont fine Clemens, but indicated that he had gotten under his skin for other minor things during the game.He made the right decision, Clemens said about Greens disciplinary move. I have the utmost respect for the skipper. I understood it completely.Thompson (0-1) gave up six runs and seven hits in 4 1/3 innings. He was a key part of last years trade of Cole Hamels to the Texas Rangers.Christian Bethancourt and Yangervis Solarte each had three RBIs.Buddy Baumann (1-0) relieved Clemens and pitched 1 2/3 innings with three strikeouts to earn the victory.Pinch hitter Jimmy Paredes hit a two-run homer to highlight a three-run ninth after San Diego went ahead 9-4 in the eighth.The Padres padded their cushion in the sixth on a two-run single by Solarte, forging ahead 8-3.Consecutive doubles in the fifth pushed the Padres in front 5-3, with Wil Myers hit driving in Travis Jankowski. Ryan Schimpf added a sacrifice fly for a 6-3 edge.Ryan Howards second extra-base hit, a booming double, brought in Maikel Franco after he opened the fourth with a single, slicing the Padres advantage to 4-2. Howard came around on Freddy Galvis groundout, making it 4-3.Howard smacked his 16th homer in the second inning, a one-out blast traveling 421 feet, to pull the Phillies to within 4-1. It was the sixth homer allowed by Clemens in three starts with the Padres.The Padres ambushed Thompson for four first-inning runs as they sent eight batters to the plate for a 4-0 lead.I wasnt nervous, I was kind of amped up, Thompson said. Especially in the first inning, I wasnt able to spin the ball for strikes or get fastballs down in the zone.Phillies manager Pete Mackanin saw a youngster trying to do too much.Thompson was overthrowing obviously, he said. He was pumped up, it was his major league debut. Its obvious he has good stuff, but he just lacked command.Jankowski, who scored four runs, extended his five-game hitting streak with three hits and he reached on a walk. Air Force 1 Cheap Online . Sgt. Eric ONeal says most of the arrests at Monday nights game were for public drunkenness, though one person was taken into custody on suspicion of trying to steal a seat from the stadium. Air Force 1 Cheap .4 million title. Ryan Riess emerged with the title after a session in which he started behind, but used expert skill to gather the chips to his side amid the unpredictability of no-limit Texas Hold em. Riess put his final opponent Jay Farber all-in with an Ace-King. http://www.airforce1cheap.com/ . What general manager Dave Nonis called "short and productive" negotiations ended with Kessel signing a US$64-million, eight-year contract on Tuesday.MALAGA, Spain -- Malaga coach Manuel Pellegrini says he will leave the Spanish club at the end of the season despite having two years left on his contract. The 59-year-old Pellegrini says he is leaving because of "sporting reasons." The Chilean has been linked to the Manchester City post made vacant when Roberto Mancini was fired last week. Pellegrini said Wednesday that "everyone has the right and obligation to folloow their chosen path, and Malaga must do the same. Cheap Nike Air Force 1 Wholesale. The club requires a realistic project next season. Malaga had a past without Manuel Pellegrini, and will also have a future without Manuel Pellegrini." Pellegrini joined Malaga in 2010. He has also coached Real Madrid and Villarrael in Spain. Malaga reached the Champions League quarterfinals this season, losing to eventual finalist Borussia Dortmund. ' ' '
The Cleveland Browns want former All-Pro wide receiver Josh Gordon to rejoin the team if he is reinstated to the NFL by commissioner Roger Goodell. Air Max Plus Cheap Sale . Gordon was suspended for the entire 2015 season for violating the NFLs substance abuse policy.The 24-year-old had been suspended for 10 games in 2014 (and for the season finale by the team) and for the first two games of 2013 for the same reason. Browns executive vice president of football operations Sashi Brown was asked about Gordons future at the NFL Combine on Thursday and he confirmed the team are open to having him back.As I understand as its been reported back to me by people who have been in contact with Josh and seen him throughout the offseason, including his representatives, Josh is taking it seriously and hes learned from his mistakes, Brown said Thursday at the NFL combine.Hes serious about wanting to be a pro and be one of the best wide receivers in the game.And so I think if hes done all the things to put himself in that position and clean up some of the mistakes of the past, then certainly we would welcome him back. Josh Gordon had 1,646 receiving yards in 14 games in 2013 Despite Gordons troubled history off the field, he has proven in the past he has the talent to be an elite NFL wide receiver.Gordon set a Browns record with 1,646 receiving yards in 2013, despite missing the first two games of the season.If Gordon fails another test, he will face an indefinite suspension from the NFL but Brown is optimistic he is ready to put his past mistakes behind him.Josh is a tremendously talented young man, Brown said. Ive gotten a chance to know Josh over the three years that Ive been in Cleveland. Ive known him to be generally a good young man. He understands that hes made some mistakes in the past. I think hes accountable for those.Everything that we see and hear in talking to his representation and those that have been in communication with him is that hes eager to get back and contribute. And we feel like if hes accomplished those things, theres a spot for him on the roster. Hell certainly help. 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LONDON -- The Latest on Wimbledon (all times local):---7:15 p.m.Venus and Serena Williams won again at Wimbledon.The American sisters advanced to the quarterfinals in the doubles tournament on Tuesday, beating sixth-seeded Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka 6-4, 6-3 on No. 3 Court a short time after each reached the semifinals of the womens singles competition.Venus, a five-time singles champion, and younger sister Serena, a six-time champion at the All England Club, have teamed up to win five doubles titles at the grass-court major.---4:35 p.m.Dominika Cibulkovas wedding is on.The 19th-seeded Slovak lost to Elena Vesnina in the Wimbledon quarterfinals on Tuesday, falling 6-2, 6-2 on No. 1 Court.Cibulkova is planning to get married on Saturday in Bratislava, but said she would have to postpone the wedding if she kept winning at the All England Club. The womens final is also set for Saturday.Instead, it will be Vesnina playing defending champion Serena Williams on Thursday in the Wimbledon semifinals.---4:15 p.m.Six-time Wimbledon champion Serena Williams is back in the semifinals at the All England Club.The top-seeded American beat Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia 6-4, 6-4 on Centre Court to reach the semifinals for the 10th time.Williams will next face either Dominika Cibulkova or Elena Vesnina.---2:47 p.m.Venus Williams is one match away from another Wimbledon final.The five-time champion advanced to the semifinals at the All England Club by beating Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan 7-6 (5), 6-2 on No. 1 Court.The 36-year-old Williams won her first Wimbledon title in 2000, and then added others in 2001, `05, `07 and `08.She then reached the final in 2009, and the quarterfinals in 2010, but has struggled to go deep into the second week in recent years.Williams will next face Australian Open champion Angelique Kerber.---2:40 p.m.Australian Open champion Angelique Kerber staggered into the Wimbledon semifinals by beating Simona Halep of Romania 7-5, 7-6 (2).The quarterfinal match on Centre Court was messy, featuring 13 breaks of serve, more than half of the games.Kerber waas broken while serving for the match at 5-3 in the second set, and ended up having win in a tiebreaker. Cheap Air Max Plus. In her first Wimbledon semifinal match since 2012, Kerber will next play either Venus Williams or Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan.---1:50 p.m.Tomas Berdych completed the quarterfinal lineup at Wimbledon when he finally overcame Czech countryman Jiri Vesely 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (8), 6-7 (9), 6-3.Their fourth-round match was suspended overnight, at two sets apiece, because of darkness on Monday.Berdych, the 2010 Wimbledon runner-up Rafael Nadal, will play Lucas Pouille of France for the first time, in the quarterfinals.For Berdych, it will be his third consecutive Grand Slam quarterfinal. He was stopped in the last eight at the Australian and French Opens.---1:10 p.m.Play is underway in the womens quarterfinals at Wimbledon.In the first match on Centre Court, fourth-seeded Angelique Kerber of Germany is playing No. 5 Simona Halep of Romania. On No. 1 court, five-time champion Venus Williams is up against Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan.Meanwhile, in the resumption of a fourth-round mens match, Tomas Berdych and Jiri Vesely are back on Court 3, tied at two sets apiece.---12 p.m.The Williams sisters are back in the Wimbledon quarterfinals, 16 years after they first made it this far together at the All England Club.Six-time champion Serena and five-time winner Venus will be playing on Tuesday for spots in the semifinals.Top-ranked Serena will face No. 21-seeded Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova on Centre Court in one of the days four womens quarterfinals. Eighth-seeded Venus was paired against Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan on No. 1 Court.Australian Open champion and No. 4-seeded Angelique Kerber was scheduled first on Centre Court against No. 5 Simona Halep, with No. 19 Dominika Cibulkova facing Elena Vesnina on No. 1 Court.One mens fourth-round match still needed to be completed, with No. 10 Tomas Berdych and Jiri Vesely resuming at two sets apiece. ' ' '
CINCINNATI -- The Cincinnati Reds didnt exactly overpower the Milwaukee Brewers on Monday. Air Max Plus Canada . They didnt have to with the pitching they got.Scott Schebler hit a two-run single in Cincinnatis three-run first inning and four pitchers teamed up on the Reds eighth shutout of the season in a 3-0 victory over Milwaukee.Keyvius Sampson started and Blake Wood (6-3), Michael Lorenzen and Raisel Iglesias followed as the Reds posted their seventh shutout since the All-Star break. They went into the game tied with the Cubs, Angels and Marlins for the most second-half shutouts in the majors.Iglesias pitched the final two innings for his third save in four opportunities as the Reds extended their winning streak to four games.Combined with their 8-0 win on Sunday at Pittsburgh, the Reds have back-to-back shutouts for the first time since winning 4-0 and 1-0 at St. Louis on July 28-29 of last season.Im happy for the guys that have been here the bulk of the season, manager Bryan Price said. Early in the season, when we were struggling, we asked guys to take on roles they werent prepared for. We plugged in pitchers that werent ready to be here. We went through a lot of growing pains. Its nice to have some of the guys that tasted real struggles bounce back and see success for the work they put in on their craft.The Brewers, who had hit at least one home run in nine consecutive games, have lost three of their last four and were shut out for the eighth time this season.The Reds sent eight batters to the plate in the first against Wily Peralta (6-10). They collected a walk and four hits, including back-to-back infield hits to shortstop Jonathan Villar by Adam Duvall and Brandon Phillips that loaded the bases, setting up Scheblers two-run single. Tyler Holt followed with an RBI single.It was a little frustrating, Peralta said. I made the pitches I wanted to make. I got ground balls. They just found some holes. They didnt hit anything hard.Manager Craig Counsell had no complaints about his veteran right-hander.Wily pitched very well tonight, Counsell said. He continued what hes been doing. We didnt have much luck tonight.Sampson, making his second start of the season as the Reds skipped Anthony DeSclafani, tied his career high with seven strikeouts. But he was relieved by Wood in the fifth with the bases loaded and two outs -- not long enough to qualify for the win. He allowed four hits and two walks and hit a batter.Sampson was disappointed about not qualifying for the win, but pleased with his overall effort.This was pretty good, he said. I hate having two walks, but they happen. Honestly, I just wanted to give the team everything I had. I tried to keep them in the game.Wood stifled the threat by getting Hernan Perez to fly out.With the bases loaded and Perez coming in, another guy having a nice year, it was time for Woody to come in and clean it up, Price said.Peralta rebounded after Holts single to retire the next 15 batters before Phillips dribbler hugged the third base line for an infield single with two outs in the sixth inning. Peralta allowed six hits and three runs with one walk and five strikeouts in six innings.TRICKYReds 2B Brandon Phillips tried to catch the Brewers and the umpires napping, catching and then dropping Peraltas soft liner with Martin Maldonado on first base and nobody out in the third inning. Second base umpire Roberto Ortiz immediately ruled the ball was caught and Maldonado still was safe at first.HIGHLIGHT REELThe Reds used two right fielders and both made eye-catching plays. 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CINCINNATI -- The Cincinnati Reds didnt exactly overpower the Milwaukee Brewers on Monday. Air Max Plus Canada . They didnt have to with the pitching they got.Scott Schebler hit a two-run single in Cincinnatis three-run first inning and four pitchers teamed up on the Reds eighth shutout of the season in a 3-0 victory over Milwaukee.Keyvius Sampson started and Blake Wood (6-3), Michael Lorenzen and Raisel Iglesias followed as the Reds posted their seventh shutout since the All-Star break. They went into the game tied with the Cubs, Angels and Marlins for the most second-half shutouts in the majors.Iglesias pitched the final two innings for his third save in four opportunities as the Reds extended their winning streak to four games.Combined with their 8-0 win on Sunday at Pittsburgh, the Reds have back-to-back shutouts for the first time since winning 4-0 and 1-0 at St. Louis on July 28-29 of last season.Im happy for the guys that have been here the bulk of the season, manager Bryan Price said. Early in the season, when we were struggling, we asked guys to take on roles they werent prepared for. We plugged in pitchers that werent ready to be here. We went through a lot of growing pains. Its nice to have some of the guys that tasted real struggles bounce back and see success for the work they put in on their craft.The Brewers, who had hit at least one home run in nine consecutive games, have lost three of their last four and were shut out for the eighth time this season.The Reds sent eight batters to the plate in the first against Wily Peralta (6-10). They collected a walk and four hits, including back-to-back infield hits to shortstop Jonathan Villar by Adam Duvall and Brandon Phillips that loaded the bases, setting up Scheblers two-run single. Tyler Holt followed with an RBI single.It was a little frustrating, Peralta said. I made the pitches I wanted to make. I got ground balls. They just found some holes. They didnt hit anything hard.Manager Craig Counsell had no complaints about his veteran right-hander.Wily pitched very well tonight, Counsell said. He continued what hes been doing. We didnt have much luck tonight.Sampson, making his second start of the season as the Reds skipped Anthony DeSclafani, tied his career high with seven strikeouts. But he was relieved by Wood in the fifth with the bases loaded and two outs -- not long enough to qualify for the win. He allowed four hits and two walks and hit a batter.Sampson was disappointed about not qualifying for the win, but pleased with his overall effort.This was pretty good, he said. I hate having two walks, but they happen. Honestly, I just wanted to give the team everything I had. I tried to keep them in the game.Wood stifled the threat by getting Hernan Perez to fly out.With the bases loaded and Perez coming in, another guy having a nice year, it was time for Woody to come in and clean it up, Price said.Peralta rebounded after Holts single to retire the next 15 batters before Phillips dribbler hugged the third base line for an infield single with two outs in the sixth inning. Peralta allowed six hits and three runs with one walk and five strikeouts in six innings.TRICKYReds 2B Brandon Phillips tried to catch the Brewers and the umpires napping, catching and then dropping Peraltas soft liner with Martin Maldonado on first base and nobody out in the third inning. Second base umpire Roberto Ortiz immediately ruled the ball was caught and Maldonado still was safe at first.HIGHLIGHT REELThe Reds used two right fielders and both made eye-catching plays. Schebler made a diving catch of Perezs blooper to end the first, then Steve Selsky easily threw out Jonathan Villar trying to score from second Scooter Gennetts two-out single in the sixth.TRAINERS ROOMBrewers: Rookie SS Orlando Arcia got Monday off after playing in 37 of Milwaukees 39 games since making his major league debut on Aug. 2.Reds: SS Jose Peraza returned to the starting lineup after missing Sundays game in Pittsburgh with a sore right pinky finger, the result of fouling a ball off of it on Saturday.UP NEXTBrewers: RHP Matt Garza (5-6), who allowed just three hits and one run over six innings without getting a decision in Milwaukees 2-1 victory over the Cubs last Wednesday, starts on Tuesday.Reds: RHP Dan Straily (11-8), who set his single-season career high for losses in his last start, tries to improve to 8-2 since the All-Star break on Tuesday. Air Max Plus Canada Clearance . LOUIS -- Lance Lynn was one of the more enthusiastic participants as the St. Cheap Air Max Plus . The 26-year-old Ireland striker, who has four goals this season, has signed a three-and-a-half year contract with his new club. http://www.cheapairmaxpluscanada.com/ . -- There were so many positives from the Orlando Magics first victory of the season that it was hard for coach Jacque Vaughn to stop praising his players. PORTLAND, Oregon -- Diego Valeri scored goals on either side of halftime to give the Portland Timbers a 3-1 victory over the Seattle Sounders on Sunday.The win extended Portlands MLS unbeaten streak to nine games (4-0-5).Valeris first came on the brink of halftime, as he combined with Lucas Melano to move the ball down the left wing. Melano eventually threaded a pass through three Seattle defenders into the path of Valeri, who sent a right-footed shot past goalkeeper Stefan Frei.The lead was doubled five minutes into the second half with Valeris ninth goal of the season. After receiving a cross-field pass from Jermaine Taylor, Valeri worked past defender Joevin Jones near the goal line and sliced a shot with the outside of his foot over Frei, off the far poost, and in. Air Max Plus Canada Sale. In the 59th minute, Seattles Chad Marshall headed in Andreas Ivanschitzs corner kick for his third goal. But Portland restored the two-goal advantage five minutes later on Fanendo Adis goal.Melano carried the ball from box to box before sliding a pass across to Adi, who chipped a shot over Frei for his 10th goal of the season.Portlands Jake Gleeson finished with five saves to earn his sixth win of the season.Seattle has lost seven of its last 10 league matches (2-7-1) and was missing captain Clint Dempsey. The national team star was suspended after receiving a red card in Wednesdays match against FC Dallas. ' ' '
Coin tossing was once a skill seldom required of Irelands captain. Cheap Jerseys . The occasional match between Ireland and Test teams stopping off for a quick game during their tour of England followed a familiar ritual: the tourists would always bat - for that is what the spectators had come to see - and would make plenty before Ireland were bundled out in the afternoon, often at the hands of cricketers rarely otherwise spotted bowling. When Australia thrashed Ireland in 1997, novelty acts Mark Taylor, Michael Slater and Justin Langer all took wickets. That was part of the fun.Last Thursday, Malahide was briefly transported back to this age. Ireland subsided to a 255-run defeat, the ninth highest in ODI history. I would expect the players to be embarrassed, former captain Trent Johnston says. If teams get 340 against us and were bowled out for 80, theyre not going to come around and play those games anymore. Theyre going to go somewhere else or stay at home.A few months ago Cricket Ireland unveiled its new strategic plan, emblazoned with the aim: Making Cricket Mainstream. This summer loomed as Irelands busiest ever in one-day international cricket, and a perfect opportunity to show how far the sport has come in the country. But as the rain lashed down in Malahide, forcing the second ODI against Pakistan to be abandoned without a ball being bowled, it encapsulated a dispiriting summer. Seven completed ODIs have brought three thumping defeats in the games against Test opposition, an underwhelming 2-2 draw with Afghanistan, and with it, something worse: the sense that Irelands burgeoning fixture list has arrived with the team in decline.****We were a stronger unit a few years ago for sure, I think everyone would agree with that, admits Ed Joyce, the only current player with memories of Australias visit 19 years ago.This is an obvious irony here: Irelands greater opportunities, which the team has fought so long for, have only arrived when they are less equipped to take them. That is unfortunate, but hardly unusual in the history of international sport, where conservative administration has often reigned: Italys rugby union side was stronger in the years before their elevation to the Six Nations, in 2000, than after; the same was true of Argentinas inclusion in the Rugby Championship, from 2012, although the side has since risen again.No country in cricket history has tried to do as much with so little as Ireland. They aspire to match established Test opposition in all three formats of the game, even with funding from the ICC that is about one third of Zimbabwes. (Afghanistan are attempting to do the same, but also receive significant financial support from foreign governments). The fear is that Irelands romantic dream is imperilling their form in the very format for which the country is renowned. Test cricket is a massive thing on Cricket Irelands radar, Johnston says. I dont begrudge them that, but theyve still got to be conscious of the 50-over and 20-over games because its given them so much in the past through World Cups.Ireland consider first-class cricket their strongest format - Joyce reckons they would be more competitive in multi-day matches than they were against Sri Lanka and Pakistan this summer - but they know it is on ODI cricket that they will be judged. And while their recent T20 form has been dire, Irelands recent ODI record is scarcely any better.That Ireland have so little time together before playing Full Members - players have arrived the day before ODIs this summer - provides some mitigation. Yet their struggles, and a disappointing 2-1 defeat in Zimbabwe last October, also hint at more systematic issues. Weve been calling for more ODIs and we need to play better, Joyce says. We havent played very well since the World Cup. Thats a combination of some poor form and needing new blood in the team.What we lack is pretty obvious. We lack a wicket-taking threat with spin bowling - Andy McBrine and Paul Stirling do a good job, but its more a holding role than real wicket threat.We could do with another seam-bowling allrounder in there. Itd be nice to have some more youth - our fielding possibly hasnt been as good recently. We certainly can beat teams in 50-over cricket; whether we can do it regularly at the moment might be asking too much, but with experience and time hopefully it will happen.****In the 2011 World Cup, Ireland had a top six of William Porterfield, Stirling, Joyce, Niall OBrien, Gary Wilson and Kevin OBrien. Against Pakistan, Ireland had the same top six - with all but Stirling now in their 30s - just in a slightly different order.The golden generation was always going to come to an end, Johnston says. We probably didnt do the development work we needed to in the late 2000s.That is a view shared by Joyce. Weve introduced John Anderson, who is in his 30s as well, and Stuart Poynter, who hasnt really got going yet, so we definitely need some guys to come in, he says. Theres not a huge amount of other guys getting hundreds in Interpro cricket, and theres no particularly new batting blood in county cricket either. Its certainly the best six batters in the country at the moment.The sense of stasis is embodied by how young players who shone five years ago have failed to advance as hoped. Stirling scored two ODI centuries against Pakistan before turning 23, but his recent innings have been a succession of belligerent 20s and 30s that he has failed to convert into something more substantial: since a magnificent 92 in the World Cup win against West Indies in Nelson, he averages just 22.00 in ODIs. His use as a finisher at No. 6 against Afghanistan was both an attempt to reinvigorate him with a new challenge, and to address Irelands reliance upon Kevin OBrien for lusty hitting at the death. Andy Balbirnie and George Dockrell - the former injured, the latter now the second spinner behind McBrine - are others who appear to have stagnated.Most worrying is the overdependence upon Joyce. He turns 38 next month, yet Ireland are more reliant on his runs than ever. Two unbeaten centuries against Afghanistan last month, two double-centuries in Irelands three games in the current Intercontinental Cup, and 955 County Championship runs at 73.46 in 2016 attest to how Joyce is batting as well as ever. But in the five ODIs in which he failed to score a century this summer, Ireland lost by 76 and 136 runs (against Sri Lanka), 39 and 79 runs (against Afghanistan), and then 255 runs against Pakistan. It is not merely that young talent has been slow to emerge but that formerly reliable performers, like Porterfield and Wilson, are struggling; both have lost their places in Championship cricket, and Niall OBrien has just been released by Leicestershire too.Less tangible than the absence of runs and wickets is a sense that Ireland are no longer as antagonistic on the field, and so a more comfortable side to play against. The side of Johnston and John Mooney, who both retired in the last three years, was swearing, snarling and confrontational; the 2016 vintage is a little meek by comparison. Trent and John were huge players for us: they were very good cricketers as well as being abrasive individuals, Joyce says. The field is a quieter place in their absence. We stood off them and that was reflected in the result, Joyce says of the defeat to Pakistan.****In a sense these struggles simply reflect the underlying realities of the game in Ireland. While the number of cricketers has quadrupled since 2007, to 50,000, it remains less than half that of New Zealand, who have the smallest playing pool of any Test nation bar Zimbabwe. I dont think theres enough quality players in Ireland to make sure we hover around eighth, purely on the playing numbers. We dont have the numbers to justify that, Johnston says.One way of overcoming this paucity of players is through having an inclusive attitude to foreigners with Irish passports, or those who want to qualify to play for Ireland through residency. Yet under Phil Simmons, Ireland routinely featured far fewer players born overseas than many Test nations, and seemed uninterested in potential recruits: Nick Larkin played two seasons of club cricket in Ireland and played two games against Sri Lanka A in 2014, but heard little from the selectors. He has since scored a Sheffield Shield hundred for New South Wales and was named as the Futures League Player of the Year last season.Then there is PJ Moor, an Irish passport holder who played in domestic cricket for three years and was said to be keen on playing for Ireland; a few weeks ago he scored 71 on Test debut for Zimbabwe. The recent selection of Sean Terry, the son of former England batsman Paul, who has an Irish mother, against Afghanistan hinted at a change of approach.Even in a dispiriting summer there has been hope. Barry McCarthy - selected two years late, in Johnstons view - has provided much of it. He is a combative fast-bowling allrounder who has taken 18 wickets in seven ODIs in between establishing himself for Durham.After years of Irelands bowling being their weaker suit, there are other causes for optimism, too, with the emergence of Mark Adair, a pace bowler who has impressed in occasional appearances for Warwickshire, and Josh Little, a 17-year-old left-armer, who can already bowl at 85mph and, fresh from a fine U-19 World Cup, has been likened to Sam Curran by one local coach not normally renowned for hyperbole.Since taking over from Simmons last year, John Bracewell - whose future is beginning to be questioned by some - has tried to change the age profile of the squad, but Johnston would like the pace of that change to be quicker. Maybe there need to be some bold decisions in selection to blood some younger guys and prepare for the next World Cup, he says. Why are these performances happening? We need answers. Its not so long ago that we were ranked in the top ten in T20s and ODIs - so why are we 16th in T20s and 12th in ODIs? Its a question that needs to be answered by Cricket Ireland.To start with, Johnston advocates a new leader in the shortest format. I think it is time for William to step aside in T20 and blood a new leader. Andy McBrine would be someone youd potentially have a look at - hes captained Northwest Warriors, hes a good, tough cricketer.Players like McBrine have to prepare themselves for international cricket without adequate resources to train. Practice facilities are my big worry, really, over here, says Joyce, who is weighing up returning to Ireland for good after the current county season. How often can you get outside with the weather, and if you cant, where do you do go indoors?Changing this is a priority for Cricket Ireland - but so is improving the A teams desolate schedule, making Malahide more than a pop-up international cricket stadium, and helping the womens side build upon their two victories over South Africa this summer. Most conversations about Irish cricket still begin and end with the b-word: budget. Perhaps all this grumbling is just a reflection of human nature: forgetting what we have, and moaning about what we do not. Ireland already have seven ODIs - against Bangladesh, New Zealand and West Indies at home, and two much-awaited games in England - to look forward to next summer. I never think well go back to playing three or four games a year because the infrastructure that has been put in place will make sure that never happens, Johnston says. Its not going to be downhill when youve got guys like Warren Deutrom in charge. Ill always be confident that theyll always be a competitive and very good Irish team.Joyce makes another point: We have a lot more wins than other teams starting out in the same time frame. Ireland have won five matches against Full Members over three 50-over World Cups, while Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe and Bangladesh, the last three teams to gain Test status, had only won one each before their promotion was ratified. One or two average years doesnt mean were a bad side.Irish crickets hard-won gains will not easily be relinquished, but nor will their lofty ambitions for the game - to make Ireland the European New Zealand - be achieved while the team performs as it has since the World Cup. Ireland and the rest of the Associate world know that the ICCs new-found appetite for giving the leading emerging teams more opportunities must yield results, lest crickets governing elite again be put off the very notion of expansionism. Performances in the coming months, then, are not merely critical to Irelands future, they could also be pivotal in determining the sports attitude to growing beyond the cartel of Test nations. Wholesale Jerseys Free Shipping . Thats about all he can do right now, so hes trying not to think about when he might be able to play again for the Los Angeles Lakers. Wholesale Jerseys China . -- Damian Lillard and LaMarcus Alrdridge were again the go-to duo for the Trail Blazers against the Kings. http://www.wholesalejerseys.info/ . - The Washington Redskins have cut defensive lineman Adam Carriker and punter Sav Rocca. Julio Jones doesnt back away from challenges. As a ninth-grader at Foley (Alabama) High School, he was given the option of playing for the junior varsity football team or joining the varsity squad. He not only chose to play up but started each of his four seasons.When trying to decide where to attend college as the nations No. 1 wideout prospect, he selected an Alabama program coming off a .500 season because new coach Nick Saban -- unlike other recruiters -- promised him nothing more than an opportunity to compete for a starting job, adding: I can win with you, and I can win without you.However, this past spring the Atlanta Falcons?star receiver finally encountered a situation that was too challenging for him. He and friends were planning to rough it on an island beach in the Bahamas. Jones loves to travel, particularly in the Caribbean and South America, and he was looking forward to going off the grid by settling along the shore. The only problem: Jones failed to factor in the tenacity of sand flies, which sent him and his friends scurrying for a nearby hotel.I had to leave, he said, laughing.So there you have it, NFL defenses. When it comes to slowing Jones, forget about double coverages and bracket schemes. Just bring a few sand flies.The Carolina Panthers probably wish they had thought of it after Jones raced through and around their secondary for a franchise-record 300 yards on 12 receptions, one of which he carried 75 yards for his lone touchdown. The performance moved him atop the league rankings with 488 yards through four games and put him on pace to finish with 1,952 yards, which would be 12 shy of the league record set by Calvin Johnson in 2012.Despite being one of the games dominant forces -- at 6-foot-3 and 220 pounds, he has linebacker size and sprinters speed -- Jones is often overshadowed by more demonstrative or charismatic receivers, be it Antonio Brown, Odell Beckham Jr. or Dez Bryant.It doesnt bother me, the soft-spoken and private Jones said this past summer. Im going to do what I do. Im not going to get caught up in it -- who is better, he is better, whatnot. Ive just seen a few games with those guys, but I feel like everybody is different in their own way. It depends on what you are looking for.Jones quietly had a season for the annals last year. His 136 receptions tied for second most in league history, and his 1,871 also ranked No. 2 all time. He was targeted 203 times, the most for a receiver in the past 10 seasons, but caught 67 percent of those passes. (The league average was 60.9 percent in 2015.)Jones has never been one to promote his talents, which is not to say he doesnt know how good he is. Hes reminded of it almost every Sunday, when he receives double coverage. He says the only team to use single coverage on him the whole game is Arizona and cornerback Patrick Peterson, whose rivalry goes back to their days in the SEC, where Peterson attended LSU.Pat is a great player, and I respect him because he dont mind coming out there and going one-on-one the whole game, Jones said. Nobody else does it. I played Richard [Sherman], but they play a lot of three-deep, though, so its rreally not man-to-man. NFL Cheap Jerseys. His thoughts when he does see man coverage?Very disrespectful, very disrespectful, he said. Im licking my chops because I know where Im going, you dont know where Im going. And just -- working hard at your craft -- I feel like I work hard enough to get in and out of breaks and do certain things that its going to be hard for a defender to cover me one-on-one if Im coming at him full speed.Jones is a player of prodigious talent yet limited words. He prefers to spend his down time on the lake behind his home, hours at a time in the offseason. He also can be found in the bowling alley. When he travels, he prefers locations filled with natural beauty rather than tourists. The only time he wants to be in the headlines is after helping his team win.I just kind of do my own thing, Jones said. Im not trying to be like nobody else or nothing like that. Like when I travel, everybodys like, go to Dubai, its a new thing. I can go to Dubai, but Im not going to just because Im not trying to go where everybody is going.He can take his game where no one has gone, but there are concerns about how long he will hold up physically. He often scares coaches and personnel staff in practice because he goes so hard. On more than one occasion, Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff has asked him to back off in practice, but its hard for Jones. If hes going to do something in games, he first wants to do it in practice, so it becomes muscle memory, if you will.He understands that tomorrow is not promised, so he gives all he has today. And he never looks back, even after a crushing defeat. The next time you see him cry after a loss will be the first time.Therell be some games where guys cry, and I feel like if you give in to emotions like that, you didnt give your all, Jones said. All I can give is everything I got and thats it; thats all you can ask from a guy is his all. If he is giving you his all -- and thats not just that game, Im talking about the whole week, the preparation -- thats all you can ask.Me, Im coming to work, Im practicing hard every day, Im eating right, Im getting the proper sleep, Im getting the proper rest, everything, Im giving you all I have. Im not going to pout if we lose. Yeah, Im upset I lost, but its not going to be to that degree like Im cussing, get away from me, this and that.Just as he knew it was time to leave the beach last spring in the Bahamas, Jones said he will know when its time to leave the game.When I cant go out there and I feel like I can beat man coverage -- or I dont demand two-man -- then it will be time, he said. Sometimes a guy is going to get you here and there, you compete. He is getting paid just like youre getting paid, and he is a competitor just like you are. But if a guy can just stop me a whole game by himself, and I cant do nothing about it or Im fatiguing or Im not strong throughout the whole game, then its time for me to hang them up.Fortunately for the Falcons and lovers of unique talents, that day seems far off. ' ' '
NORMAN, Okla. Cheap NHL Jerseys Canada Free Shipping . -- Lawyers of a woman punched by University of Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon are asking a judge not to publicly release video of the incident.The Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters had been challenging the citys decision to not release video that shows the July 2014 incident that led to Mixons suspension from the football team for that season, The Oklahoman (http://bit.ly/2gsJVT6 ) reported. The Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled in the associations favor on Tuesday.Attorneys for Amelia Molitor asked a judge Thursday to suppress the release of the surveillance video, arguing that the video alone wouldnt tell the full story. Molitor also has pending civil suits against Mixon.Unfortunately, if the single video of the punch is released now and to the media, the court of public opinion will receive and review evidence before a jury does. Not only could this undermine the integrity of the ongoing federal civil cases, it would also be an incomplete presentation of evidence, her attorneys said. We have always believed that no young woman would want a video of herself being victimized used for media sensationalism and viewer ratings.Mixon entered an Alford plea in October 2014, allowing him to maintain innocence. He also apologized last month to Molitor, his teammates, coaches and fans, saying he reacted poorly.Joe has apologized for the way he reacted that night, Mixons attorney said. He has served the punishments handed down by the court and the university. If copies of the surveillance video are now to be released to the media, he hopes that this release will help put this matter to rest.---Information from: The Oklahoman, http://www.newsok.comCheap Adidas NHL Jerseys China . -- Ryan Blaney provided more evidence that Penske Racings No. NHL Jerseys Canada Outlet . James, who turned 29 on Monday, injured his groin Friday during the Heats overtime loss at Sacramento. He sat out the following game, a 108-107 win Saturday in Portland, before coming back to help send the Nuggets to their seventh consecutive loss. http://www.cheapnhljerseyscanada.com/ . LUCIE, Fla.MONTREAL -- Danny Briere is not likely to hear many more boos at the Bell Centre. The free agent from Gatineau, Que., has agreed to terms on a two-year contract with the Montreal Canadiens. The Philadelphia Flyers used a compliance buy-out last week on the final two years of an eight-year, US$52 million deal Briere signed in 2007. Because he turned down an offer from the Canadiens to sign with the Flyers that year, Briere was booed whenever Philadelphia visited Montreal. Now, hes a Canadien, returning to his native Quebec on a deal reportedly worth $4 million per season. "For me, the Montreal Canadiens fans are probably the most passionate fans in the NHL," Briere said on a conference call Thursday night. "Its an honour to be playing for them, in front of them, and all Im hoping is that we will all be cheering in the same direction when the seasons starts." The 35-year-old Briere had reportedly narrowed his list of potential destinations to the Canadiens, New Jersey Devils and Nashville Predators. "Daniel Briere brings a great deal of skills, experience and leadership to our team and he is a significant addition to our group of forwards," Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin said in a statement. "Daniel showed a great desire to pursue his career in Montreal and we are very happyy that he committed to playing in Montreal for the next two seasons. Discount Adidas NHL Jerseys. " Initial reaction to the deal was mixed among Canadiens fans, with some welcoming his skill and experience and others concerned that the five-foot-10, 181-pound Briere adds another small body to an already smaller than average team. Others worry about his declining offensive production. Briere had only six goals and 10 assists in the lockout shortened 2013 season and has had concussion issues in recent years. "Last season with the short season, starting behind everybody because of injuries, I am definitely looking forward to bouncing back. Ive done that my whole life, my whole career," Briere said. "Its always been about finding the motivation to bounce back. Coming to Montreal makes it really easy, first of all. Having the chance to play for the Canadiens, I think theres no better motivation than that. "(2013) definitely was a season where I wasnt happy the way things went and Im going to do everything in my power to turn that around." Briere has 282 goals and 373 assists in 847 career NHL games, but was mostly coveted for his post-season play. In the Flyers run to the Stanley Cup final in 2010, Briere had 12 goals and 18 assists in 23 games. In 108 career post-season games, he has 50 goals and 59 assists. ' ' '
CINCINNATI -- The Cincinnati Reds didnt exactly overpower the Milwaukee Brewers on Monday. Air Max Plus Canada . They didnt have to with the pitching they got.Scott Schebler hit a two-run single in Cincinnatis three-run first inning and four pitchers teamed up on the Reds eighth shutout of the season in a 3-0 victory over Milwaukee.Keyvius Sampson started and Blake Wood (6-3), Michael Lorenzen and Raisel Iglesias followed as the Reds posted their seventh shutout since the All-Star break. They went into the game tied with the Cubs, Angels and Marlins for the most second-half shutouts in the majors.Iglesias pitched the final two innings for his third save in four opportunities as the Reds extended their winning streak to four games.Combined with their 8-0 win on Sunday at Pittsburgh, the Reds have back-to-back shutouts for the first time since winning 4-0 and 1-0 at St. Louis on July 28-29 of last season.Im happy for the guys that have been here the bulk of the season, manager Bryan Price said. Early in the season, when we were struggling, we asked guys to take on roles they werent prepared for. We plugged in pitchers that werent ready to be here. We went through a lot of growing pains. Its nice to have some of the guys that tasted real struggles bounce back and see success for the work they put in on their craft.The Brewers, who had hit at least one home run in nine consecutive games, have lost three of their last four and were shut out for the eighth time this season.The Reds sent eight batters to the plate in the first against Wily Peralta (6-10). They collected a walk and four hits, including back-to-back infield hits to shortstop Jonathan Villar by Adam Duvall and Brandon Phillips that loaded the bases, setting up Scheblers two-run single. Tyler Holt followed with an RBI single.It was a little frustrating, Peralta said. I made the pitches I wanted to make. I got ground balls. They just found some holes. They didnt hit anything hard.Manager Craig Counsell had no complaints about his veteran right-hander.Wily pitched very well tonight, Counsell said. He continued what hes been doing. We didnt have much luck tonight.Sampson, making his second start of the season as the Reds skipped Anthony DeSclafani, tied his career high with seven strikeouts. But he was relieved by Wood in the fifth with the bases loaded and two outs -- not long enough to qualify for the win. He allowed four hits and two walks and hit a batter.Sampson was disappointed about not qualifying for the win, but pleased with his overall effort.This was pretty good, he said. I hate having two walks, but they happen. Honestly, I just wanted to give the team everything I had. I tried to keep them in the game.Wood stifled the threat by getting Hernan Perez to fly out.With the bases loaded and Perez coming in, another guy having a nice year, it was time for Woody to come in and clean it up, Price said.Peralta rebounded after Holts single to retire the next 15 batters before Phillips dribbler hugged the third base line for an infield single with two outs in the sixth inning. Peralta allowed six hits and three runs with one walk and five strikeouts in six innings.TRICKYReds 2B Brandon Phillips tried to catch the Brewers and the umpires napping, catching and then dropping Peraltas soft liner with Martin Maldonado on first base and nobody out in the third inning. Second base umpire Roberto Ortiz immediately ruled the ball was caught and Maldonado still was safe at first.HIGHLIGHT REELThe Reds used two right fielders and both made eye-catching plays. Schebler made a diving catch of Perezs blooper to end the first, then Steve Selsky easily threw out Jonathan Villar trying to score from second Scooter Gennetts two-out single in the sixth.TRAINERS ROOMBrewers: Rookie SS Orlando Arcia got Monday off after playing in 37 of Milwaukees 39 games since making his major league debut on Aug. 2.Reds: SS Jose Peraza returned to the starting lineup after missing Sundays game in Pittsburgh with a sore right pinky finger, the result of fouling a ball off of it on Saturday.UP NEXTBrewers: RHP Matt Garza (5-6), who allowed just three hits and one run over six innings without getting a decision in Milwaukees 2-1 victory over the Cubs last Wednesday, starts on Tuesday.Reds: RHP Dan Straily (11-8), who set his single-season career high for losses in his last start, tries to improve to 8-2 since the All-Star break on Tuesday. Air Max Plus Canada Clearance . 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After receiving a cross-field pass from Jermaine Taylor, Valeri worked past defender Joevin Jones near the goal line and sliced a shot with the outside of his foot over Frei, off the far poost, and in. Air Max Plus Canada Sale. In the 59th minute, Seattles Chad Marshall headed in Andreas Ivanschitzs corner kick for his third goal. But Portland restored the two-goal advantage five minutes later on Fanendo Adis goal.Melano carried the ball from box to box before sliding a pass across to Adi, who chipped a shot over Frei for his 10th goal of the season.Portlands Jake Gleeson finished with five saves to earn his sixth win of the season.Seattle has lost seven of its last 10 league matches (2-7-1) and was missing captain Clint Dempsey. The national team star was suspended after receiving a red card in Wednesdays match against FC Dallas. ' ' '
METAIRIE, La. Nike Shox Cheap Online . -- Drew Brees wont have a new contract in place before the New Orleans Saints kick off training camp, unless something changes drastically in the next few days.Even though other quarterbacks like Andrew Luck and Joe Flacco have gotten long-term extensions done this offseason, Brees said Saturday that he and the Saints havent even resumed negotiations in the last three months.Not sure why things have not progressed, said Brees, who is heading into the final year of his contract. They made an offer in March, we made an offer shortly thereafter. And besides the Josh Norman deal [when the Saints approached Brees about restructuring his contract to try to fit the star cornerback under their salary cap], there has been no talk about a contract since.Brees, 37, has suggested in the past that deadlines usually spur action in contract talks like these -- and there has been no real deadline in place so far, with the Saints content to let him play out the year with a whopping salary-cap figure of $30 million.When asked if the start of training camp might serve as an unofficial deadline, Brees reiterated that he wanted a deal done by the start of the season on Sept. 11.I would say the deadline is the start of the regular season, not training camp, he said.Brees said in May that he would not discuss his contract during the season. So if a deal isnt done by Week 1, it will have to wait until the end of the year, when he is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent.Brees, however, has insisted that he wont hold out or skip any practice time, and he fully participated in OTAs and minicamp. The Saints veterans report to training camp in West Virginia on Wednesday.Brees became the highest-paid quarterback in NFL history in 2012, when he signed a five-year, $100 million contract with the Saints. Since then, his $20 million average has been passed up 11 times -- including twice by Flacco.Flacco signed for a record $22.13 million per year in new money in March. Then Luck shattered that mark with $24.6 million per year in new money last month.The biggest sticking point in Brees contract will likely be the guaranteed money because of his age. If Brees wants more than $60 million in guarantees like Luck, Flacco and a handful of other quarterbacks, that would be guaranteeing him money into his age-39 season.Brees is still going strong, though. Although he has battled a series of nagging injuries over the past two years, Brees led the NFL in passing for the fourth time in five seasons last year with 4,870 yards in just 15 games played. Nike Shox Clearance. 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. Cheap Nike Shox Retro . -- Three close looks at the bucket, three misses. http://www.cheapnikeshoxretro.com/ . -- San Francisco 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks was fined $15,570 by the NFL on Wednesday for his hit on Saints quarterback Drew Brees last Sunday. When Tennessee takes on Virginia Tech at Bristol Motor Speedway on Saturday, at least one of the end zones will feature the Volunteers famous checkerboard pattern.?Tennessees official Twitter account posted a sneak peek of the in-progress design:Workers started to paint the orange and white checkerboard on Wednesday morning. Nike Shox Outlet Clearance. The estimated crowd of 150,000 will be the largest crowd to watch a college football game. The game will be televised by ABC at 8 p.m. ET.? ' ' '
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