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We are just three weeks into the NBA season, and already there is ?so much going on, from injuries and role changes to surprises and disappointments. Nike Shox NZ Clearance .Its a rough time to have Bradley Beal, Wesley Matthews or Nikola Jokic on your fantasy team, but as youll see below, there are also a number of other players who are demanding your attention.Heres a list of the most fantasy-relevant news and notes for all 30 NBA teams heading into the fourth week of the season:Atlanta Hawks: Chris Paul enters the fourth week of the season leading the league in steals. Big surprise? Not exactly. The surprising part is that Thabo Sefolosha ranks second (2.56 SPG). Now 32, the veteran swingman also ranks third in the league in field goal percentage (57.9), which is impressive when you consider that hes attempting just fewer than two 3-pointers per game. Though neither of these numbers is likely sustainable for Sefolosha, owned in only 10.2 percent of ESPN leagues, hes a solid streaming option with the Hawks playing four games this week.Boston Celtics: Al Horford hasnt played since Oct. 29 due to a concussion he suffered in practice, but its starting to sound like his return isnt too far off. He is set to take part in the shootaround for Mondays game against New Orleans, but it remains uncertain if he will play. The Celtics miss him on both ends of the court, but especially on defense, where they rank 26th in the league.Brooklyn Nets: Jeremy Lins hamstring injury is set to be reevaluated in the middle of this week, when it will be determined whether or not the 28-year-old will be able to return to the court. The Nets have been using Sean Kilpatrick at point guard in his absence, especially with?Isaiah Whitehead having gone down with a concussion. They will certainly welcome Lin back with open arms if hes able to return for games against Oklahoma City on Friday and Portland on Sunday.Charlotte Hornets: On Friday,?Kemba Walker became the first player in franchise history to put up at least 40 points, 10 rebounds and five assists in a game during the teams narrow loss to Toronto. Walker is averaging a career-high 25.3 PPG, a feat made possible by noticeably improved shooting. He is shooting a career-best 47.4 percent from the field while making 3.4 threes per game. His previous single-season high is only 2.2 threes per game.Chicago Bulls: Doug McDermott remains in concussion protocol after falling to the ground following a dunk attempt and hitting the court face-first. He has already been ruled out for Tuesday and is considered doubtful for Thursdays game. McDermott is putting up very?J.J. Redick-like numbers this season in terms of his playing around 25 minutes a game and being a floor spacer who adds very little in terms of either rebounding or assists.Cleveland Cavaliers: Iman Shumpert is known more for his defense and hair than his offensive prowess, but he deserves credit for working hard on the offensive part of his game. He enters the week with a 71.6 true shooting percentage, which ranks second to only Lucas Nogueira among players averaging more than 20 minutes per game.Dallas Mavericks:?Wesley Matthews simply hasnt been the same shooter since his 2015 Achilles surgery, prior to joining the Mavericks last season. His 38.8 percent shooting in 2015-16 marked a new career low, and so far this season hes been even worse, shooting an icy 28.9 percent. While Matthews is still a solid contributor thanks to his massive playing time (37.7 MPG), hes an anchor weighing down your fantasy teams field goal percentage category at this point.Denver Nuggets: OK, its starting to reach the point where you can get concerned about Nikola Jokic. He was moved to the bench in favor of veteran Kenneth Faried following a dismal 6-point, 3-rebound effort against Golden State on Thursday, and his first two games as a reserve havent gone well (2-10 shooting, 3 PPG, 4 RPG, 2 APG, 1 SPG). Its going to come down to playing time for the promising 21-year-old, but his regression on the offensive end doesnt bode well in that regard, especially with rookie first-rounder Juancho Hernangomez starting to demand more minutes with his impressive play of late. Hernangomez ranks tenth in the league in true shooting percentage (67.3) among all qualified players.Detroit Pistons: Jon Leuer proved his value in a breakout season with Phoenix in 2015-16, solidifying himself as an efficient scorer at power forward, and a move to Detroit this season hasnt changed anything. In fact, his minutes are all the way up to 26.6 per game, well above his previous high of 18.7 MPG set last season. I like Jon and the way Jons playing, Stan Van Gundy said. Hes never played more than 18 minutes per game, and obviously I dont think hes ever played anywhere near 18 in any game this year. Hes always in the 20s, averaging 26 minutes per game. I think hes figured out here, like: Im going to be out there, so I dont need to worry if I miss a couple shots. Im going to be out there. I think its a little bit easier for him to relax and play.Golden State Warriors: As great of a shooter as Kevin Durant is, he has never finished a season above 51 percent from the field. You can blame that on the high number of 3-point attempts hes taken over the course of his career (4.7 per game). In his first 10 games as a Warrior, though, his threes are down from 6.7 attempts per game one season ago to 4.7, and his field goal percentage stands at 56.2 percent.Houston Rockets: James Harden continues to lead the league in assists (13 APG) by a wide margin over Russell Westbrook (10.1 APG), and he has at least 12 in all but two games thus far. Back-to-back triple-doubles against San Antonio tell you all you need to know about how great he has been in fantasy this season, and on Saturday he became the first player in NBA history to record at least 24 points and 12 assists in six consecutive games.Indiana Pacers: Ive always enjoyed C.J. Miles for his ability to bust out with a big game on any given night, and in recent years hes improved his chances at those types of games by becoming a bigger threat from 3-point land. The 29-year-old veteran has never shot better than 39.3 percent from long range over the course of a season, but he enters the week ranked fourth in the league from distance (49 percent).LA Clippers: DeAndre Jordan is one of the games most durable players, and this season the dominance by the Clippers has enabled him to spend a little less time on the court and more time resting on the bench. That might be good for Jordan, but its bad for his numbers. His minutes (33.7 to 30.4), scoring (12.7 to 10.8), rebounding (13.8 to 12.2) and blocks (2.3 to 1.9) are all down from last year.Los Angeles Lakers: After starting all 79 games last season, Jordan Clarkson has been sent to the bench in favor of veteran shooting guard Nick Young, whom new head coach Luke Walton prefers for his ability to stretch the floor. As a result, Clarkson has seen dips in his minutes (32.3 to 26.2), scoring (15.5 to 15), rebounds (4.0 to 2.5) and assists (2.4 to 1.9). As long as Walton sticks with the current rotation -- and theres no indication its going to change anytime soon -- Clarksons fantasy value isnt going to be what it was last season.Memphis Grizzlies: Chandler Parsons has been limited to 21-23 minutes in his three games since returning to the court from an offseason knee surgery, and the results havent been kind to the highly paid swingman. He is averaging just seven points, 3.3 rebounds and one steal per game. He has had little impact as a floor spacer (0.7 3PG) or on the defensive end (0.7 SPG). Owning Parsons in fantasy this season is going to require a lot of patience, because even when his minutes restriction diminishes, its going to take some time for him to look like the Parsons of old.Miami Heat: Josh Richardson has averaged 24.5 MPG since returning from an offseason MCL injury and started at point guard in place of the injured Goran Dragic in Saturdays loss to Utah. Richardson shot 46.1 percent from 3-point range as a rookie last season and is worth a look as a 3-point specialist, especially if he plays between 25-30 minutes a night on a consistent basis as he has over the past three games.Milwaukee Bucks: The duo of Giannis Antetokounmpo and Jabari Parker give Bucks fans a lot to be excited about, but one of the big early-season disappointments in Milwaukee has been the lack of impact offseason acquisition Mirza Teletovic has made. Teletovic established a new career high by making 2.3 threes per game in Phoenix last season, but his minutes have fallen to 16.3 per game in his first nine games with the Bucks.Minnesota Timberwolves: Andrew Wiggins hasnt cooled off from long range. In fact, his 54.8 percent shooting from 3-point land leads the league. We will have to wait and see whether or not this improvement sticks, however, as Wiggins shot just 30 percent from distance last season and 31 percent as a rookie.?New Orleans Pelicans: Rumors continue to swirl that Jrue Holiday may return to the court this week after missing training camp and the early part of the season in order to support his wife in her recovery from surgery to remove a brain tumor. Holiday has been ruled out for Mondays game against Boston, and his status is worth watching closely over the three remaining games the Pelicans play this week.New York Knicks: The Knicks gave Joakim Noah a four-year, $72 million deal over the summer with high hopes that he could improve the team on both sides of the ball. Its still early, but Noahs lack of rim protection is already evident. The 31-year-old is averaging a career-low 0.8 blocks per game, with just seven rejections in his first nine games this season. Yikes!Oklahoma City Thunder: Domantas Sabonis is already living up to his last name, showing rare shooting and passing ability for a big man similar to the way his father, Arvydas, did on his way to becoming an international sensation in the 1980s and 90s. While the younger Sabonis made just 5-of-14 3-point attempts in his two seasons at Gonzaga, he has the green light to fire it up from long range under Thunder coach Billy Donovan. The 6-foot-11 rookie is averaging two threes and 2.6 assists in his last five games.Orlando Magic: Most experts who voiced concern about?Nikola Vucevics projected numbers prior to the season pointed out what new additions Serge Ibaka and Bismack Biyombo might do to his rebounding stats. As you know, Vucevic has been among the top players in the league in terms of cleaning the glass, so adding these two proven big men gave fantasy owners reason to worry. Through 10 games, though, Vucevics rebounding has been just fine (10.3 RPG). Its the 11.8 PPG, 45.7 percent shooting, 11.6 FGA and 27.2 MPG that are much more concerning. These are all things to keep an eye on, but its safe to say Vucevics role appears to be significantly diminished under new head coach Frank Vogel.Philadelphia 76ers: While Joel Embiid is commanding most of the attention in Philadelphia right now, fellow rookie Dario Saric is also doing some pretty impressive things. Saric is tied with Serge Ibaka for ninth in the league in 3-point percentage (47.8 percent), putting him slightly ahead of some guy named Stephen Curry (47.5), who is next on the list.Phoenix Suns: ESPN.coms Zach Lowe points out that Devin Booker is shooting just 27.5 percent from 3-point range so far in his second NBA season, which seems far below what we expect out of the 20-year-old. However, ESPN colleague Kevin Pelton is quick to add, Nobody noticed he shot 28.7 percent after the All-Star break last year. As talented as the Kentucky product is, and as much upside as he has in this league as a Klay Thompson-like player, the hype surrounding his early success from 3-point land is a little out of line with reality at this point.Portland Trail Blazers: Evan Turner played as aggressive as he has all season in the win over Denver on Sunday, but his poor shooting continues to be a big problem as he adjusts to a new team. The No. 2 overall pick in 2010 is shooting just 36.7 percent from the field, which is made more disappointing by the fact that hes coming off a career-best 45.6 percent with Boston last season.Sacramento Kings: Interestingly and somewhat surprisingly, Ty Lawson remained the Kings starting point guard in the three games since Darren Collison?has returned from suspension. That being said, Collison has logged more minutes in those games (29.3 vs. 20.3 MPG), and Lawson has been rendered useless as far as fantasy is concerned (3.7 PPG, 1.3 RPG and 2.3 APG) with Collison in the rotation.San Antonio Spurs:?Im not sure anyone expected Pau Gasol to be playing less than 25 minutes a night with the Spurs, but thats certainly been the case (24.3 MPG) through his first 10 games. If theres anything encouraging regarding Gasols fantasy value, its that after playing more than 27 minutes only once in his first eight games, he has averaged 34 MPG in the teams last two games, both of which resulted in wins.Toronto Raptors: Lucas Nogueira, the No. 16 pick in 2013, showed very little in his first two NBA seasons but came through with the biggest week of his NBA career. Playing just under 26 minutes over the last four games, Bebe averaged 8.3 points, 7.3 rebounds, 1.8 steals and 2.5 blocks, and the most impressive part was his efficiency from the field. The 24-year-old 7-footer made 15-of-17 shots during that span. He and rookie lottery pick Jakob Poeltl will battle for minutes behind Jonas Valanciunas for the rest of the season.Utah Jazz: In his first five games since returning from a finger injury, Gordon Hayward is averaging career highs in scoring (24.4 PPG), rebounding (7.6 RPG) and free throw shooting (97 percent), and while some of those numbers may regress to the mean a bit in the months ahead, theres a lot to be excited about based on Haywards hot start. Nobody knows the Jazz better than their radio man, David Locke, who had a lot to say about Hayward after the teams recent 4-1 road trip. Hayward is playing at a completely different level, Locke wrote.?He is so strong. He is getting where he needs to go on the floor. He is so strong that he is abusing any defender that he gets an edge on. He is putting in shots that are seemingly impossible. He has been the best player on the floor every game he has played this year.Washington Wizards: Bradley Beal continued to be overhyped and overrated in fantasy this preseason, and already those who drafted him are having buyers remorse. Beal has missed the last two games due to a hamstring injury and played only 11 minutes before leaving early in the win over Boston last Wednesday. This is a bad sign for a player with a lengthy history of leg injuries. Making matters worse, Beal was shooting a career-low 36.6 percent from the field and 29.4 percent from 3-point range before going down. Nike Shox Shoes NZ . Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the Carolina Hurricanes, announced Wednesday that the team would assign Swedish forward Elias Lindholm to his nations team for the upcoming tournament. Nike Shox NZ Cheapest Price . Rinne played two periods in his first game since left hip surgery in early May. Gabriel Bourque scored 3:07 into the second period and Austin Watson tallied 5:15 later for Nashville. http://www.cheapnikeshoxnz.com/ . He just needed to be his best twisting, turning acrobatic self. "I didnt need to be anybody else, I just needed to be myself and be aggressive," said Burks, who scored a career-high 34 points to spark the Utah Jazz to a 118-103 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Monday night. PHOENIX -- There are teachers, doctors, nurses and lawyers.They are a diverse bunch, these Tillman scholars. Their common denominator is a life dedicated to service to their communities and society at large.About 60 scholarships are awarded each year -- out of about 2,000 applications -- by the Pat Tillman Foundation, the organization founded following the combat death of the man who abandoned an NFL career to join the military.Given to veterans or their spouses, the scholarships average about $15,000. Some $12 million has been awarded over the years. Much of the money comes from the NFL through its Salute to Service program.Through the Tillman Scholars program, were able to see Salute to Service come to life and witness the many ways this work impacts the military community, said Anna Isaacson, the NFLs senior vice president of social responsibility.Marie Tillman, the foundations president, believes her late husband would approve of the scholarship effort.Id hope that he would be happy about the fact that his life continues to inspire people, she said, and continues to give so many people opportunities to go on in the world and do great things.A dozen years after his death, Tillman is a name thats become synonymous with sacrifice and service. After a standout career at Arizona State, he played four seasons for the Arizona Cardinals.Then came Sept. 11, 2001, which led Tillman to abandon his athletic career to join the Army Rangers. He already had been to Iraq and was on tour in Afghanistan when he was killed.Family and friends created the Tillman Foundation in 2004, pledging $1.25 million to create the ASU Leadership Through Action program, a scholarship offered through the universitys business school.In 2009, the Tillman Scholars program was launched.One requirement is past service to the community, through the military or some other avenue.Were also looking at what it is that they want to do with their experience and the education that theyre looking to get, Marie Tillman said. What is the impact that theyre hoping to have as they move forward with that education.Joseph Wheaton was an Army Ranger in the same battalion as Tillman, though they never met.Wheaton was deployed four times to Afghanistan and twice to Iraq. In his later tours, he oversaw a team of snipers.After leaving the military, Wheaton graduated summa cum laude from Arizona State before attending law school.He went to work in the gang unit of the Maricopa County prosecutors office but said he found that all he was doing was sending people to prison who deserved to be there.Wheaton wanted to reach youngsters before they got into trouble. So he decided to switch to teaching.His benefits exhausted, he couldnt afford to go back to school on his own, so he applied for and received a Tillman scholarship.Wheaton wants to someday affect national edducation policy but felt he needed some grass-roots experience. Cheap Nike Shox Shoes NZ. This year, he received his masters degree in secondary education from Arizona State. He teaches at a high school outside Phoenix, where many of his students come from low-income households.Only experience at the ground level will help highlight the problem and therefore better direct the path toward effective solutions, he said.Blake Schroeder was 20 when he first arrived in Iraq.Our unit took a pretty heavy toll, he said. There were about 160 of us, all National Guardsmen from Illinois, young. All of us had initially joined to go to college. We had about 35 wounded and five killed, the first being within 16 hours arriving in Iraq.When he came back, he couldnt adjust. Visits with a Veterans Affairs counselor did no good. The only thing that worked, he said, was re-enlisting. It was a much less intense trip to Iraq this time. When he returned, recalling his troubled first time back from the war, Schroeder chose to become a clinical psychologist.They covered a pretty significant portion of my education, he said, that allowed me to keep going.Now, with a doctorate from The Adler School of Professional Psychology, he treats people with post-combat conditions.Each year, new scholarship recipients as well as many of the earlier ones gather for the Tilllman Summit.It kind of blows your mind when youre surrounded by all these like-minded individuals, Schroeder said.Emily Thompson-Schelberg enlisted in the Marines in 2005 and deployed to Iraq with an artillery unit. She was a turret gunner on a 7-ton vehicle moving supplies and people.During down time, she helped with humanitarian aid missions, an experience that solidified her decision to follow in her mothers footsteps and become a nurse.She graduated from Penn State with a degree in sports medicine, worked for a year doing concussion research there, then attended Johns Hopkins, something she said she never could have done without the Tillman aid.Now she works as a nurse practitioner in Annapolis, Maryland, where many of her patients are retired Navy personnel. On the side she is a CrossFit coach and nutrition counselor at a gym.And she is training with the U.S. developmental skeleton team, an event in which she lies facedown and careens down a mountain on a sled. Her target is the 2022 Olympics.The scholarship opened doors that I would never have had access to, she said.Veterans get a lot of media attention for the troubles they have, Thompson-Schelberg said.The Tillman Foundation, she said, is showing that veterans have something to offer ... we can do a lot for our communities.---For more NFL coverage: http://www.pro32.ap.org and http://www.twitter.com/AP-NFL ' ' '
INDIANAPOLIS -- Andrew Luck led the Indianapolis Colts to a big early lead Sunday, and the defense held on in the second half for a 24-17 victory over Tennessee. Jordan Retro 5 Clearance .Indianapolis (5-5) evened its record by winning back-to-back games for the first time this season.And by earning their 11th straight victory in the series, the Colts climbed into second place in the AFC South.For Tennessee (5-6) , it was more frustration against an old nemesis.Luck was 15 of 28 for 262 yards with two touchdowns and one interception as the Colts scored touchdowns on each of their first three possessions for a 21-0 lead.Tennessee rallied with a 3-yard TD pass from Marcus Mariota to DeMarco Murray in the final minute of the first half and a 34-yard TD pass from Mariota to Tajae Sharpe midway through the third quarter.But the Titans never caught up. Their last gasp ended when Murray was stopped for no gain at the Colts 19-yard line with 2:42 to go.Indys T.Y. Hilton had five catches for 97 yards including an acrobatic TD catch in the first half, a ball that went through the hands of Titans cornerback Perrish Cox.Mariota was 25 of 38 for 290 yards with two TD passes. Murray ran 21 times for 70 yards.His streak of consecutive games with a rushing TD ended at five, tying Earl Campbells franchise record.STREAK BUSTERAdam Vinatieris NFL record streak of consecutive field goals made ended at 44 when a 42-yarder sailed wide right. While he has been terrific at just about every venue, the window end of Lucas Oil Stadium that has given so many other kickers trouble finally got Vinatieri on Sunday. He wound up making a 49-yarder late in the fourth quarter to give the Colts a 24-17 lead.MURRAYS MILESTONESMurry, the 2014 rushing champion, reached the 1,000-yard mark for the third time in his career -- barely. The NFLs second-leading rusher entering the game will start next week with exactly 1,000 yards. His streak of consecutive games with a rushing TD ended at five, tying Earl Campbells franchise record.UP NEXTTitans: Visit Chicago next Sunday.Colts: Host Pittsburgh on Thanksgiving night.---For more NFL coverage: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP-NFL Air Jordan 5 Wholesale . LOUIS -- Roman Polak was celebrating even before Alexander Steen scored the winning goal in Saturdays 4-2 win over the Carolina Hurricanes. Jordan 5 Retro Clearance . -- Arizona knocked off some quality opponents, rolled over a few overmatched ones and grinded out victories even when things didnt go so well. http://www.cheapairjordan5uk.com/ .J. Jefferson has been charged with assaulting his girlfriend. DENVER -- Stephen Strasburgs strong start to the season is fast becoming a distant memory after the Washington right-hander struggled again Wednesday.D.J. LeMahieu kept tormenting the Nationals with two hits, Gerardo Parra drove in four runs and the Colorado Rockies beat Strasburg and Washington 12-10.Bryce Harper homered and Jayson Werth extended his on-base streak to 45 games, the longest in Nationals history and one behind Rusty Staubs franchise record. Staub reached base in 46 straight games for the Montreal Expos spanning the 1969-70 seasons.Strasburg (15-4) had his shortest outing of the season. After winning 15 of his first 16 starts, the right-hander has allowed 19 earned runs and 24 hits in the last 11 2/3 innings. His ERA has risen nearly a run, from 2.63 to 3.59, in his last four starts.I dont need to change anything. I need to keep going, I need to keep grinding and the odds are going to be in my favor, Strasburg said. They just werent today.The first six batters reached against Strasburg, and Colorado sent 11 to the plate in the first and eight more in the second to build a 9-2 lead.Koda Glover relieved Strasburg after Tony Wolters two-out single in the second.You just kind of got to put them behind you, Nationals manager Dusty Baker said of Strasburgs last few starts. For one you got to quit counting because if you dont quit counting, it goes to four and five and it gets in your head. Hell get it together.Wolters homered and had three hits, and Charlie Blackmon extended his hitting streak to 12 games for the Rockies.LeMahieu singled in his first at-bat to stretch his on-base streak to 10 plate appearances, the fourth longgest in club history. Air Jordan 5 For Sale Cheap. . The streak stopped when he struck out to end Colorados seven-run first inning.It was the first time Washington retired LeMahieu during this three-game series. LeMahieu was 4 for 4 on Monday and 3 for 3 with a walk Tuesday. He also walked in his final at-bat Sunday against Philadelphia.Rockies starter Jon Gray allowed four runs and six hits in four innings and has allowed 18 earned runs over his last 11 innings.Harper made it 9-6 in the fifth with a two-run shot that traveled 461 feet to right-center. Colorado scored three times in the bottom of the inning to make it 12-6.If you score 10 runs you think youd win a ballgame, but sometimes it happens that way, Harper said. Youve got a great team over there that can swing the bat. Colorados crazy.Pedro Severino had a pinch-hit homer in the seventh and Trea Turner led off the eighth with a triple and scored on Werths sacrifice fly.Boone Logan (2-2) struck out Daniel Murphy and Harper to end the eighth before Scott Oberg allowed a solo home run to Chris Heisey before closing it out for his first save.TRAINERS ROOMWashington: LHP Sammy Solis was placed on the 15-day DL with left shoulder inflammation. Solis got the win with an inning of relief Monday but was not available Tuesday. ... The Nationals recalled Glover from Triple-A Syracuse, and he pitched 1 1/3 scoreless innings.UP NEXTNationals: RHP Reynaldo Lopez (1-1, 5.74) opens a four-game series in Atlanta. Lopez tossed seven innings of one-run ball against the Braves on Sunday. ' ' '
PITTSBURGH -- Milwaukee manager Craig Counsell makes no apologies for the length of his teams games, which can sometimes drag on as the Brewers work counts, steal bases and try to find ways to generate something out of nothing. Authentic Hockey Jerseys Canada .Counsell calls is slowing the game down. And when it works -as it did in a 9-5 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday night -- the result makes up for the extra time it takes to get there.The Brewers tied a season-high with five stolen bases, worked nine walks and pulled away late to overcome another sluggish start from Chase Anderson even as it took close to four hours to get through nine innings.It wasnt a great pace, Counsell said with a chuckle.Not that it mattered. Jonathan Lucroy drove in three runs, including a two-run single in the sixth inning, as the Brewers bounced back from consecutive walk-off losses by keeping steady traffic on the bases against five pitchers. The top three batters in the lineup -- Jonathan Villar, Hernan Perez and Ryan Braun -- had two hits each for Milwaukee while Chris Carter and Scooter Gennett drove in two runs apiece.Those top three guys had good ABs all night, Lucroy said. I came up with a runner on third with less than two outs three times. When you do that as a four-hole guy, its fun.Milwaukee led 5-4 in the sixth when the Brewers loaded the bases off reliever A.J. Schugel. Lucroy fell behind in the count but recovered to lace a single to left that scored Villar and Perez to give the Brewer bullpen all the cushion it would need.I think we just made an adjustment as a lineup, trying to make better swings at better pitches, Lucroy said.Carlos Torres (2-1) won in relief of Anderson, who struggled once again but was bailed out by an offense that took it to Jeff Locke (8-6), who gave up five runs in three-plus innings.Jordy Mercer went 2 for 3 with two RBI for the Pirates. David Freese doubled twice and Starling Marte added a pair of hits but Pittsburgh couldnt catch up following another shaky outing by Locke. The left-handers ERA this month ballooned to 8.16 in four appearances after he was pulled with the bases loaded and no outs in the fourth.I just had a really hard time getting ahead of people and then putting somebody away, said Locke, who walked five. It seemed everybody we started with a strike to, we followed up with a ball or two balls or three balls. Just unable to put anybody away.Pittsburgh manager Clint Hurdle was ejected three batters into the game for arguing with home plate umpire Sam Holbrook, who ruled a chopper that appeared to hit Braun as he exited the batters box a foul ball. Bench coach Dave Jauss took over.Anderson remained winless since June 8 despite being staked to leads of 2-0 and 5-3, exiting after needing 86 pitches to get through four innings.My thing this year is I get two runs and I give up three and its gosh, Anderson said. But the guys did a good job. Theyve picked me up this year. It was a good win tonight.TRAINERS ROOMBrewers: Reliever Michael Blazek pitched 2 1/3 scoreless innings in relief for Triple-A Colorado Springs on Tuesday night, but there remains no timetable for any possible return to the majors. The team optioned Blazek to the minors earlier this month after he struggled following his return from a stay on the disabled list with a right-elbow impingement in June.Pirates: Rookie RHP Jameson Taillon remained under the MLB concussion protocol on Wednesday but trainer Todd Tomczyk said Taillon is checking out very well and is showing no ill effects of the line drive he took to the back of the head on Tuesday night. Taillon lay on the ground for several minutes after getting hit by a shot off Perezs bat in the second inning but was allowed to remain in the game after getting cleared by Tomczyk and team doctor Edward Snell.I was looking for reasons (to take him out), Tomczyk said. But he continued to show that there was no serious risk there.The 24-year-old will continue to be monitored but barring a setback will make his next scheduled start on Sunday against Philadelphia.UP NEXT:Brewers: Matt Garza will try to snap a three-game losing streak when he makes his seventh start of the season in the series finale.Pirates: Francisco Liriano looks to rediscover his dominance at PNC Park on Thursday. Liriano is 0-3 with a 6.08 ERA in his last five home starts. Cheap Jerseys Canada . 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. Cheap NHL Hockey Jerseys . PETERSBURG, Fla. http://www.cheapnhljerseys.ca/ . 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PORTO, Portugal -- Nani seized the limelight in Cristiano Ronaldos absence with two goals as Portugal beat Gibraltar 5-0 in its first match as European champion on Thursday. NFL Jerseys Cheap .The friendly in Porto was also Gibraltars first game since gaining membership of world footballs governing body, FIFA, in May ahead of qualifying for the 2018 World Cup.And the tiny British overseas territory managed to restrict the sixth-ranked Portuguese to scoring just once in the first half, with Nani netting from Bruno Alves corner in the 27th minute.The Valencia winger was on target again 10 minutes into the second half with a header but it took Portugal until the 73rd to start to build a commanding score. Within six minutes, Joao Cancelo, Bernardo Silva, and Pepe all scored to put the game beyond sight for Gibraltar.The friendly against modest opposition in Porto was a far cry from the nervy night two months earlier when Portugal beat France in the European Championship final to collect its first major trophy.Ronaldo was forced off injured that July night in Paris and remained sidelined for this warmup game ahead of World Cup qualifying starting on Tuesday against Switzerland. China Jerseys Store . Toronto has dropped games to Indiana and Miami since a five-game winning streak and closed out a three-game road trip at 1-2. Wholesale NFL Jerseys Online . The Montreal Canadiens announced on Friday that the veteran forward will return to the teams line-up on Saturday night when the Habs visit the Nashville Predators. http://www.cheapnfljerseysauthentic.info/ .C. -- Calgarys Kevin Koe did it the hard way again. This story is part of ESPN The Magazines Oct. 31 NBA Preview Issue. Subscribe today!San Antonio SpursOverall:?2 Title track: 5 Ownership: 1 Coaching: 1 Players: 1 Fan relations: 2 Affordability: 7 Stadium experience: 11 Bang for the buck: 6 Change from last year: -1The San Antonio Spurs inched down a spot to No. 2 in the Ultimate Standings after capturing a franchise-record 67 victories, which included an impressive 40-1 record at home. Not much kept them from a third-straight standings win -- after all, theyre the best in sports in ownership, coaching and players -- but perhaps a disappointing Western Conference defeat to the Thunder had something to do with it.Whats goodThe Spurs top out in nearly every metric used to measure the Ultimate Standings, and thats in large part due to leadership at the top, from owner Peter Holt to beloved and brilliant coach Gregg Popovich. Holt decided last season to retire as chairman and CEO of Spurs Sports & Entertainment, a group he has led since 1996. But the organization replaced Holt with his wife, Julianna Hawn Holt, who will take her husbands seat on the NBAs Board of Governors and maintain the clubs winning formula. For evidence of how well the organization is run, look no further than the way San Antonio is transitioning into the post-Tim Duncan era by making shrewd moves, such as the acquisition in 2015 of LaMarcus Aldridge, while developing its own talent with an emerging star like Kawhi Leonard.Whats badThe Spurs lowest ranking is also the only category in which it sits outside the top 10 -- and its in stadium experience, where they rank ... 11th. Which also happens to be the best mark in the NBA. Lets just say bad is a relative term. But the Spurss have a fine line to stay atop these standings: Consider it the downside to sustained success, but teams around the NBA have started to poach San Antonios front office and coaching talent. Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys. This offseason, the Spurs lost three assistant general managers in Sean Marks to the Nets and Scott Layden and Brian Pauga to the Timberwolves, and an assistant coach to the Magic in Chad Forcier, who is widely credited by Popovich as one of the masterminds behind Leonards development. In all, the Spurs lost at least 10 people from the front office and coaching staffs, and while fans shouldnt temper expectations, you have to wonder how much all the change will affect the product on the court.Whats newNew is relative for the Spurs -- no category ranking moved more than five spots in either direction. And that makes sense: Consistency vaulted San Antonio atop the NBA standings for two decades and certainly plays a major role in its ranking here. But the organization lost its mainstay when Duncan retired after 19 seasons. The Spurs signed Pau Gasol in free agency to soften the blow, while also adding Dewayne Dedmon and David Lee to provide some depth. But for the first time since 1996, the Spurs will start a season without Duncan in the fold. In addition, the Spurs announced in September a total of 13 changes, through additions and promotions, to the basketball operations staff -- most notably the addition of Monty Williams as vice president of basketball operations and Brian Wright, who will serve as an assistant general manager.Next: Cleveland Cavaliers?| Full rankings ' ' '
GENEVA -- After an internal investigation, UEFA has found that former general secretary Gianni Infantino and current president Aleksander Ceferin did not break any rules when the governing body of European soccer sent a multimillion dollar loan to the Slovenian federation. NFL Jerseys Outlet .The 4 million euro ($4.4 million) deal for a betting company investment in June 2015 -- which an internal UEFA report says was granted in real exception -- has been scrutinized because it was signed off by Infantino and Ceferin. They have since won unexpected elections as presidents of FIFA and UEFA, respectively.A Norwegian magazine reported that FIFA ethics prosecutors are investigating Infantinos part in the loan. It said UEFA flouted financial protocol to approve the money, and noted that FIFAs code of ethics prohibits individuals from investing in soccer gambling operators.The UEFA disciplinary committee asked its investigations unit to report on claims initially made by Scandinavian media last month.The inquiry document, seen by The Associated Press, concluded that UEFA and the Slovenian federation respected the relevant provisions and conditions of granting loans to members.The loan was granted entirely in accordance with standard UEFA procedures and that the use of the loan funds by the Slovenian (federation) raised no questions either, UEFA said Wednesday in a statement to the AP.The document noted that FIFAs ethical rules on betting and integrity of matches relate to persons, not institutions. The code, therefore, does neither apply to UEFA, nor to national associations, the document concludes.Despite UEFAs internal report, FIFA ethics prosecutors can independently seek evidence and demand witness statements. However, it is unclear if an early stage probe has begun.The investigatory chamber of the FIFA ethics committee said it would never confirm an ongoing preliminary inquiry. But that can lead to a formal case being opened, which would typically be announced.The multimillion dollar loan from UEFA was detailed last month after FIFA built closer links to Slovenia.In July, FIFA appointed Slovenia state auditor Tomaz Vesel to chair its independent audit and compliance committee and a panel which sets salaries. Norwegian magazine Josimar reported that Vesel plays on an amateur soccer team with Ceferin, who it claimed was supported by Infantinos staff in what became a landslide win for the UEFA presidency in September.Interviewed by the AP last week, Ceferin described reports seeking to implicate him as mosquito bites helped by an old guard of soccer insiders opposing him.They had to try to invent some non-stories, Ceferin said at UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland, insisting the loan was as clean as possible. We asked for a loan, it was a strategic investment.The report says Infantino was not directly involved in Slovenias formal request in December 2014, which had one sole known and well-documented aim -- to buy a 17.3 percent share of the state lottery Sportna loterija. The owners include the Slovenian Olympic committee and national ski federation.UEFA said its loan policy is to co-finance strategic projects with a lasting impact and can never be granted to support bad management or wrong decisions.Slovenia got exceptional treatment at two stages of the process, the report acknowledged, though notes that UEFA previously granted 25 loans to member federations.One exception was in granting a force majeure loan in May 2015 that had to be approved by five senior UEFA officials, including then-president Michel Platini and Infantino. A detailed cash-flow plan also had to be given, and the Slovenian federation suggested the investment would earn extra revenue after eight years.UEFA said it also allows in very exceptional cases for its finance committee to grant loans guaranteed against a members future payments from UEFA-controlled broadcasting and sponsorship sales of World Cup and European Championship qualifying matches.UEFA wrote to Ceferin on April 28, 2015, that Platini must approve how Slovenia could repay the loan. It would be offset against 800,000 euro ($870,000) payments Slovenia was due to get each August from 2016 through 2020.Noting that other UEFA members had commercial ties to betting operators, the report said the Spanish soccer federation got 1 percent of national lottery profits which was worth 70 million euros ($76 million) since 1998.Furthermore, and as everybody knows, it is not at all uncommon for national football associations, or for football clubs, to have commercial relationships with companies in the lottery or gaming business, UEFA said in its statement Wednesday. Discount NFL Jerseys Australia . Jay Feely kicked a 41-yard field goal in overtime, and the Cardinals edged the Tennessee Titans 37-34 in overtime after blowing a 17-point lead late in the fourth quarter. NFL Jerseys China . LOUIS -- Roman Polak was celebrating even before Alexander Steen scored the winning goal in Saturdays 4-2 win over the Carolina Hurricanes. http://www.cheapnfljerseysaustralia.com/ . 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Theyve had two impressive games so far this season and have given up just 16 points over two games.The Tides secondary, including cornerback Minkah Fitzpatrick, say theyre prepared.Were going to go out there, play hard, play physical, fast and just try to get the win and make up for the last two years, Fitzpatrick said.---Some other things to watch when Alabama and Ole Miss meet on Saturday:RARE SUCCESS: Ole Miss has beaten Alabama twice in a row heading into Saturdays matchup, which is the only time thats happened in a series that dates back to 1894. Alabama has a 47-11-2 record in the series. The Rebels have had a little more success in game in Oxford, though, winning 4 of 11, inclluding the 2014 matchup. Cheap NFL Jerseys Free Shipping. RED ZONE SUCCESS: Ole Miss has scored in 10 out of 10 opportunities in the red zone this season -- all of them touchdowns. But the Rebels will be playing on Saturday without D.K. 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Even when youre a fan of one major league baseball team, it can be difficult to keep track of all the news that surrounds your favorite club on a daily basis. Discount Jerseys Ireland .However, when youre a fantasy baseball owner, you have to multiply that effort by 30 in order to be as up to date as possible with each and every club. Its a fools errand that borders on the impossible.Fear not! Were here each and every week to give you a snapshot of whats going on in the world of baseball, with one fantasy takeaway from each of the leagues 30 teams. Think of it as your one-stop shop for the week ahead.Here are the takeaways for this week, as September rosters expand even more quickly than some teams playoff chances start to slip away:Arizona Diamondbacks: Although he went 0-for-3 in his return to action yesterday, it was good to see Chris Herrmann (hamstring) back on the field for the D-backs. The catcher was batting .290 on the season prior to getting hurt on July 16, and even if the banged-up Welington Castillo (shoulder) doesnt have to miss much time, the team should find a way to get his Herrmanns bat in the lineup going forward.Atlanta Braves: Williams Perez was able to get back on the mound for the Braves on Tuesday after having missed three months of action due to a rotator-cuff strain. Thats the good news. The bad news is that he lasted just 2 1/3 innings, giving up six runs on eight hits to the Nationals before getting the hook. Still, health-wise, Perez got through the return in one piece and manager Brian Snitker says the pitcher will remain in the rotation.Baltimore Orioles: Chris Davis left Tuesdays game early after complaining that his left hand didnt feel right. Wed wager that his right hand didnt feel left either. All jokes aside, X-rays showed the slugger was fine and his sitting out Wednesdays game as well was just manager Buck Showalters way of giving Davis two consecutive days off, given the Os day off on Thursday. Davis said the injury has bothered him for most of the season, and was not all that concerned about missing time down the stretch.Boston Red Sox: Outfielder Andrew Benintendi was shagging fly balls in the outfield before the Red Sox game on Tuesday, wearing a custom-made knee brace. The rookie has made phenomenal progress from his knee injury and may be able to return to the Boston lineup as early as next week. Should either of Bostons minor league teams that are currently in the playoffs advance to the next round, Benintendi could join them in order to see some live at-bats before making his big-league return.Chicago Cubs: Has manager Joe Maddon already begun to set up his playoff rotation? It seems like hes using the last few weeks of the regular season to experiment. This weekend, hes flip-flopping Jake Arrieta, who will now pitch on Sunday and John Lackey, who will take the mound on Saturday. Its just to break up Jon Lester and Jake, Maddon said. It was strategical because we could. Lester opens up the weekend series in Houston on Friday.Chicago White Sox: An MRI showed no structural damage in James Shields tight back, amid discussion of a possible September shutdown for the veteran pitcher. Although it now appears as though Shields may indeed make his next start, theres still a good chance it may be his last of 2016, either through a recurrence of the injury, or simply poor performance. Carson Fulmer, whose Triple-A team failed to make the playoffs, could potentially (though unlikely) be recalled to step into the rotation.Cincinnati Reds: Billy Hamilton suffered an oblique injury on Sunday - a bizarre happening, given it occurred on what barely registered as a check swing. The outfielder has already missed three games as a result, and is expected to sit out all weekend as well before being re-evaluated by team doctors. Jose Peraza has been batting leadoff in his stead, and the .524 September batting average has made it easy for the Reds to forget that Hamilton is out.Cleveland Indians: Yan Gomes, out with a shoulder injury since July 17, appears to be in line to be activated when eligible to come off the disabled list on September 16. The catcher was able to get behind the plate for five innings with Triple-A Columbus yesterday, and the plan is for a repeat outing as catcher today. Gomes had been primarily DH-ing in his rehab stint, but showed enough progress throwing the ball to accelerate his progress.Colorado Rockies: Owners of Gerardo Parra should be crossing their fingers that his hamstring injury is not serious. The new Colorado first baseman got hurt in the first inning of Wednesdays game while stretching for a ball during a bang-bang play. For now, the team is hoping its just a tweak, but anything more serious than that might mean Parras 2016 is over. Stephen Cardullo would be the biggest beneficiary of playing time should Parra need to sit.Detroit Tigers: Saturday marks the return of Jordan Zimmermann (neck), who will start for the first time since August 4 when he takes the mound against the Orioles. Although Zimmermanns last rehab start (Monday) was a rocky one in terms of the box score, the pitcher said he was pain-free, feeling great and as strong or if not stronger than I did in April. Keep an eye on this start, and if all goes well, this could be a nice waiver-wire add for the homestretch. Zimmermann is currently owned in only 66.1 percent of ESPN leagues.Houston Astros: The Astros are hoping that Carlos Correa will be back in action on Friday night, assuming that team doctors are satisfied with what they saw in the shortstops shoulder when he was examined yesterday. Alex Bregman shifted over to short, with Yulieski Gurriel manning third base while Correa was out. If the injury does prove to be more than a minor sprain, that positional shift is likely to continue.Kansas City Royals: Salvador Perez got hit on the wrist on Tuesday, and the Royals held their breath all the way through receiving the results of X-rays taken yesterday. Exhale, everyone. Perez has a bruise, and no fracture. Manager Ned Yost believes that Perez will be back in the Royals lineup on Friday, provided that the swelling goes down. If not, either Drew Butera or Tony Cruz could fill in for a day or two, as needed.Los Angeles Angels: Yunel Escobar may be back in the Angels lineup come Friday. The third baseman last played on September 3, when he got hit by a pitch on the hand. He did take both batting and fielding practice before Wednesdays game, so its looking good for a return to action in the upcoming series against the Rangers.Los Angeles Dodgers: Its not looking good for Scott Kazmir, as the rehabbing pitcher was unable to last a full inning for Triple-A Oklahoma City last night. Kazmir threw 33 pitches, walking two, hitting two and serving up a home run. More disturbing were the neck and rib cage issues that accompanied the poor outing. The timetable for a return to the Dodgers seems to be pushed way back now, although owners of Jose De Leon may benefit from this news, as hes likely to remain in the teams rotation.Miami Marlins: Fantasy owners who are counting on Jose Fernandez to give their team a late-season push may not like what Miami manager Don Mattingly has to say about the pitchers September playing time. The team plans to shut Fernandez down should they be eliminated from playoff contention. The tragic number for the Marlins is currently 18, so at least two more starts can likely be counted on, unless the team decides to pull the plug on their post-season early.Milwaukee Brewers: Andrew Susac may not get a lot of playing time for the Brewers in September, but manager Craig Counsell is hoping that just being with the club will help the catchers chances of making Milwaukees roster for 2017. I think (this) will make Spring Training a lot easier for him next year, Counsell said. I feel like we can accomplish something no matter how many games we see him. Martin Maldonado will be up for arbitration after the season, and Manny Pina is the only other catcher (besides Susac) on the 40-man roster.Minnesota Twins: The numbers were great for Trevor Plouffe, hitting .306 with five home runs in his last 12 games. Unfortunately, those games may have been his last with the Twins. The free-agent-to-be strained both his oblique and intercostal muscles during a hard swing on Tuesday and is expected to miss at least two weeks as a result. At that point, if hes not at 100 percent, theres really no reason for him to come back at all, save perhaps for nostalgias sake and a chance for the fans to maybe say goodbye.New York Mets: Rather than talking about Tim Tebow, how about we focus on someone who may actually have some fantasy impact? Robert Gsellman beat the Nationals in his last start, lowering his Mets ERA to 2.87 in the process. New York has managed to turn their season around quickly and should be in the wild-card hunt the rest of the way. Gsellman should continue to start, and potentially twice each against the Braves and Phillies. Ya gotta believe?New York Yankees: His six innings of shutout ball, complete with 11 strikeouts on August 15 against the Blue Jays was easily the highlight of Chad Greens season. That season is now officially at an end, though, as the pitcher has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a right forearm tendon injury. The good news is that Tommy John surgery, which had been feared, will be avoided as no UCL tear was detected by doctors. Expect a full recovery in time for the spring.Oakland Athletics: With Sean Manaea ready to return next week, the As will move to a six-man rotation the rest of the way, which means we may only see Jharel Cotton a few more times before Oakland calls it a season. In his debut on Wednesday, Cotton threw 6 1/3 innings of two-hit ball before leaving the game to an ovation after 102 pitches. His catcher, Stephen Vogt, was duly impressed, He was amazing, really good. He was locating, getting weak contact, making pitches when he needed to in big spots. Dynasty leaguers, take note - and others, file the name away for 2017.Philadelphia Phillies: Maikel Franco had played in every Phillies game since July 24 prior to sitting out yesterdays game due to a jammed thumb. Manager Pete Mackanin said that his third baseman was available for pinch-hit duties, but he ultimately opted not to use him, leading to speculation Franco might still need a day or two more before being able to return to action.Pittsburgh Pirates: Starling Marte is dealing with back spasms, and has missed the last two games for the Pirates due to the problem. The outfielder has had multiple nagging injuries over the course of the season, but in spite of the varied bumps and bruises, has missed just nine games. In his last 12 starts, Marte has hit .340 with a pair of home runs, so as soon as hes back in Pittsburghs lineup, he should also return to yours.St. Louis Cardinals: Matt Holliday is not yet prepared to give up on a 2016 return, and in fact, hes amping up his efforts to do so. Doctors have given Holliday permission to resume baseball activities, following a screw being inserted in his thumb on August 17. For now, the Cardinals are eyeballing two-to-three weeks of recovery time before Holliday can get back on the field.San Diego Padres: An erratic season may have come to a premature end for Jarred Cosart. The winless pitcher this season, acquired by the Padres in a deadline deal, strained his right groin and hamstring while covering first on a grounder. He was pulled from Wednesdays start after just 3 1/3 innings and may subsequently be shut down for the season. Manager Andy Green didnt have an answer when asked who might replace Cosart in his rotation: We dont really have a wealth of starters banging on the door to get here right now.San Francisco Giants: Denard Span is just 1-for-24 since August 30, part of the reason manager Bruce Bochy has given his outfielder the last two games off. Bochy says Span is also still dealing with soreness in his knee from getting hit by a pitch on August 28. However, the plan is to play Span in all three games this weekend, in the hope that this little breather will rectify all that ails him.Seattle Mariners: Manager Scott Servais was pretty clear as to how he planned to handle the fact he currently has three corner outfielders for just two lineups spots. I do think we owe an opportunity to find out what Ben Gamel can do. So hes going to play... It doesnt mean hes going to play every day, but I want to try to get him in there and see what weve got. Gamel, however, is hitting just .063 in his first 16 at-bats, so with Seattle still not out of the wild-card chase, dont write off Nori Aoki and Seth Smith just yet.Tampa Bay Rays: Matt Duffy has officially been shut down by the Rays, and the shortstop will undergo surgery on his left Achilles later this week. Brad Miller and Nick Franklin will likely split time at the position the rest of the month, as the organization declined to add either Tim Beckham or Taylor Motter to the teams expanded roster.Texas Rangers: Colby Lewis hasnt pitched for the Rangers since June 21. However, Lewis was undefeated entering his start that day - a game in which he lost 8-2 and suffered a strained lat muscle that sent him to the DL. Sunday marks Lewis return to the Rangers rotation, as hell start against the Angels. Manager Jeff Banister said he may decide to go with a six-man rotation for now, though he may ultimately opt to skip A.J. 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PITTSBURGH -- Milwaukee manager Craig Counsell makes no apologies for the length of his teams games, which can sometimes drag on as the Brewers work counts, steal bases and try to find ways to generate something out of nothing. Authentic Hockey Jerseys Canada .Counsell calls is slowing the game down. And when it works -as it did in a 9-5 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday night -- the result makes up for the extra time it takes to get there.The Brewers tied a season-high with five stolen bases, worked nine walks and pulled away late to overcome another sluggish start from Chase Anderson even as it took close to four hours to get through nine innings.It wasnt a great pace, Counsell said with a chuckle.Not that it mattered. Jonathan Lucroy drove in three runs, including a two-run single in the sixth inning, as the Brewers bounced back from consecutive walk-off losses by keeping steady traffic on the bases against five pitchers. The top three batters in the lineup -- Jonathan Villar, Hernan Perez and Ryan Braun -- had two hits each for Milwaukee while Chris Carter and Scooter Gennett drove in two runs apiece.Those top three guys had good ABs all night, Lucroy said. I came up with a runner on third with less than two outs three times. When you do that as a four-hole guy, its fun.Milwaukee led 5-4 in the sixth when the Brewers loaded the bases off reliever A.J. Schugel. Lucroy fell behind in the count but recovered to lace a single to left that scored Villar and Perez to give the Brewer bullpen all the cushion it would need.I think we just made an adjustment as a lineup, trying to make better swings at better pitches, Lucroy said.Carlos Torres (2-1) won in relief of Anderson, who struggled once again but was bailed out by an offense that took it to Jeff Locke (8-6), who gave up five runs in three-plus innings.Jordy Mercer went 2 for 3 with two RBI for the Pirates. David Freese doubled twice and Starling Marte added a pair of hits but Pittsburgh couldnt catch up following another shaky outing by Locke. The left-handers ERA this month ballooned to 8.16 in four appearances after he was pulled with the bases loaded and no outs in the fourth.I just had a really hard time getting ahead of people and then putting somebody away, said Locke, who walked five. It seemed everybody we started with a strike to, we followed up with a ball or two balls or three balls. Just unable to put anybody away.Pittsburgh manager Clint Hurdle was ejected three batters into the game for arguing with home plate umpire Sam Holbrook, who ruled a chopper that appeared to hit Braun as he exited the batters box a foul ball. Bench coach Dave Jauss took over.Anderson remained winless since June 8 despite being staked to leads of 2-0 and 5-3, exiting after needing 86 pitches to get through four innings.My thing this year is I get two runs and I give up three and its gosh, Anderson said. But the guys did a good job. Theyve picked me up this year. It was a good win tonight.TRAINERS ROOMBrewers: Reliever Michael Blazek pitched 2 1/3 scoreless innings in relief for Triple-A Colorado Springs on Tuesday night, but there remains no timetable for any possible return to the majors. The team optioned Blazek to the minors earlier this month after he struggled following his return from a stay on the disabled list with a right-elbow impingement in June.Pirates: Rookie RHP Jameson Taillon remained under the MLB concussion protocol on Wednesday but trainer Todd Tomczyk said Taillon is checking out very well and is showing no ill effects of the line drive he took to the back of the head on Tuesday night. 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Wales flanker Dan Lydiate will miss the 2017 Six Nations and the British & Irish Lions tour of New Zealand after Ospreys announced hell undergo surgery to his damaged anterior cruciate ligament. Nike Air Force 1 Uk Sale .Lydiates regional team the Ospreys confirmed that Lydiate suffered anterior cruciate ligament damage during Wales victory over South Africa in Cardiff last Saturday.The Ospreys say he will not play again this term. Wales kick off their Six Nations campaign against Italy in Rome on February 5.It also puts paid to his hopes of making the British and Irish Lions squad to tour New Zealand next summer.The 28-year-old, who has won 60 caps, featured in all three Tests when the 2013 Lions took on Australia.In a statement, the Ospreys said: Dan Lydiate has been ruled out for the rest of the season after suffering anterior cruciate ligament damage in Wales final autumn fixture against South Africa.Following consultation, it has been confirmed that surgery is required, as a result of which he will not play again until next season.Lydiate has been a mainstay in the Wales back-row under head coach Warren Gatland, forging a powerful breakaway unit alongside Sam Warburton and Taulupe Faletau.Wales, though, would appear to have sufficient cover, with skipper Warburton an option at blindside flanker, along with Gloucesters Ross Moriarty. It is the second major injury blow that Lydiate has suffered this year.He captained Wales against England at Twickenham in May, but was laid low by a shoulder problem during that game which ruled him out of Wales subsequent three-Test tour to New Zealand. Nike Air Force 1 Wholesale Uk . White came in fourth place in the event. He was the two-time defending gold medallist. The gold medal went to Swiss snowboarder Iouri Podladtchikov. Air Force 1 Clearance Uk . The lawyers filed a 33-page amended complaint Tuesday in federal court in Manhattan, expanding on the suit originally filed Oct. 3 in New York Supreme Court. Arbitrator Fredric Horowitz last week refused to compel Selig to testify in the grievance, and Rodriguez then walked out of the hearing without testifying. http://www.cheapairforce1uksale.com/ . Halifax beat the Saint John Sea Dogs 7-5 on the strength of two goals apiece from Nikolaj Ehlers, Matt Murphy and Brent Andrews. Jonathan Drouin also scored and had three assists while Zachary Fucale made 17 saves for the Mooseheads (16-8-0), who led 6-1 after two periods. The second-seeded pair of Sania Mirza and her Czech partner Barbora Strycova took more than two hours to beat Japans Misaki Doi and Kurumi Nara 6-7 [3-7], 7-5, 10-8 to progress to the quarterfinals of the Toray Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo on Tuesday.Sania and Strycova were the first team to break serve to go up 4-2 in the first set, but then saw their service broken in successive games to allow the unseeded Japanese pair to serve for the first set at 6-5. This opportunity was missed as the next service game was lost without a point being registered, though Doi and Nara needed only two of four set points in the tie-break to take the first set.The second set began with three successive service games being broken, with Sania and Strycova then opening up a two-game lead that they maiintained through till the end, trading breaks again when first serving for the set at 5-4. Cheap Air Force 1 Shoes Wholesale. The super tie-break seemed headed the way of the hosts, but then they dropped two successive serves when 8-7 up. Sania and Strycova picked up a third point on the bounce to set up a quarterfinal clash with Miyu Kato of Japan and Yifan Xu of China.Last month, Sania and her new partner Strycova clinched the Cincinnati Open title with a 7-5, 6-4 win in the final against Martina Hingis and Coco Vandeweghe. However, the pair suffered an early exit in the US Open, going down in straight sets in the quarterfinal to Caroline Garcia and Kristina Mladenovic.? ' ' 'a business. I wish we would have produced better results in 2016.The school will immediately begin a national search for Polians replacement, according to the release. ' ' '
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EAST RUTHERFORD, N. Air Max 90 Nz Cheap Wholesale .J. -- New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. was fined $24,309 for unsportsmanlike conduct Monday night against the Minnesota Vikings, a source told ESPN.Beckham was flagged for taunting cornerback Xavier Rhodes after he was hit late in the second quarter. Beckham appeared to say something to Rhodes and the official after the play. As a repeat offender, he received the maximum fine for the offense.The penalty was Beckhams sixth for unsportsmanlike conduct, unnecessary roughness or taunting since entering the league in 2014. It was the third time in four games this season he was fined for his on-field behavior.In Week 1, Beckham was involved in a group celebration that cost him $12,154. In Week 2, he was docked $36,000 for a hit on New Orleans Saints safety Kenny Vaccaro. The most recent fine brings his total to $72,463 through four weeks this season.After the 24-10 loss, Beckham said he wasnt happy with the flag.I just have to understand if I sneeze the wrong way, it will be a flag, he said. It will be a fine. If I tie my shoes the wrong way, it might be a fine or a flag. It is what it is. You have to understand that. As tough as it is to understand that for a 23-year-old who has been blessed with a lot that God has given to me -- an amazing amount of ability and amazing amount of everything -- it seems like its all working against you.He had his least productive game as a professional against the Vikings. Beckham caught three passes for 23 yards in the loss.But he conceded on Thursday he wasnt happy with his on-field behavior. Beckham has been fined more than $150,000 since entering the league.I think its gotten to a point where I just want to compete, Beckham said. None of the extra stuff -- I just want to compete. That never seems to be the case. You just keep smiling. Itll be straight. Itll all work itself out. Well start winning some games and help pick up this offense.The thing that kills me is that I remember when I was a kid. I remember when I looked up to someone and watched them, emulated them, he said. What Im doing is not something I would want a 6-year-old boy to be out there and learn from. Honestly, as funny as it sounds, thats really all I care about. Air Max 90 Cheap Nz . -- Bryant McKinnie came out of his stance and lowered his shoulder into a practice squad player, causing a crisp thud to reverberate in the Miami Dolphins practice bubble. Air Max 90 Cheap Nz Online . LOUIS -- The New Orleans Saints looked like a team playing out the string. http://www.airmax90cheapnz.com/ .Y. -- Injured Buffalo Sabres forward Marcus Foligno did not practice with the team Monday and head coach Ron Rolston said its unlikely hell play in Wednesdays season opener in Detroit. Brian Polian is out as the football coach at Nevada, according to a news release from the school, which said the parties have mutually decided to part ways.Nevada beat UNLV 45-10 on Sunday, but finished the year 5-7. In four years under Polian, who replaced longtime coach Chris Ault, the Wolf Pack were 23-27 and made bowl appearances in 2014 and 2015.This decision is about finding a new head coach who will help us win a championship, and who will continue to build and strengthen relationships within our department, our campus, our alumni and our great community, athletic director Doug Knuth said in a statement. The support from those constituencies is vital to the success of building a championship program.Prior to being hired at Nevada, Polian, who is the son of Hall of Fame executive and ESPN NFL analyst Bill Polian, was the special-teams coorddinator at Texas A&M (2012), Stanford (2010-2011) and Notre Dame (2005-2009), among other stops. Cheap Air Max 90 Nz. The Wolf Pack were 14-18 in Mountain West play (and never better than 4-4) during his tenure.I appreciate the opportunity that I was given by President [Marc] Johnson and the University of Nevada four years ago, Polian said. I felt, and continue to feel, that we were building a solid foundation for this program. However, this season was fraught with adversity, and in the end we did not win enough games.Like every coach, I understand that this is a business. I wish we would have produced better results in 2016.The school will immediately begin a national search for Polians replacement, according to the release. ' ' '
Fremantle coach Ross Lyon says his team wont be defined by wins and losses as the club attempts to salvage something out of their nightmare AFL season. Air Jordan 5 Online NZ .The Dockers appear destined to finish 16th on the ladder after winning just three of their first 15 games this year.Fremantles draw only gets tougher from this point on, with flag fancies Geelong, Sydney, West Coast, Adelaide, GWS, and the Bulldogs all to come during their run home.Next weeks clash with Gold Coast looms as Fremantles best chance of adding to their three wins.Fremantle have been ravaged by injuries all season, with stars such as Nat Fyfe, Harley Bennell, Aaron Sandilands, and Michael Johnson all nursing serious ailments.Lyon said improvement - and not necessarily wins - was the main goal in the final seven rounds.Theres plenty to get out of it, and we all need to improve and dont be defined by losses or wins, Lyon said.We want to continue to improve is the main thing. So if you stay on that you get off that treadmill of win-loss, and theres no pressure in that.Fremantle have been poor in recent losses to Collingwood and Melbourne.Those two flops came after a brief purple patch that saw the Dockers beat Essendon, Brisbane, and Port in successive weeks.Fremantle are set to be boosted by the return of tagger Michael Barlow (fractured finger) for Friday nights clash with Geelong at Domain Stadium.Skipper David Mundy is also set to play despite copping a heavy knock to the head during last weeks loss to Melbourne in Darwin.Geelong (10-5) have slipped to sixth on the table following recent losses to Sydney and St Kilda. Cheap Jordan 5 NZ . Newcastle dominated in the early stages but City weathered the storm and then raised its game in extra time. Negredo broke the deadlock from close range after a simple move in the 99th minute before Dzeko took the ball round goalkeeper Tim Krul to seal the victory in the 105th. Air Jordan 5 NZ Sale . Kozun faked to the forehand and beat Monsters starter, Calvin Pickard, pad side in the second round for the winner. Spencer Abbott also scored in the shootout for the Marlies (25-13-4). http://www.cheapairjordan5nz.com/ . The team said Saturday that Lopez was hurt during its 121-120 overtime loss at Philadelphia on Friday. The Nets said they would issue another update next week after consultation with their doctors. The All Blacks are ensuring there will be no complacency heading into Saturdays second Bledisloe Cup Test against Australia by imagining how they would feel had they suffered such a comprehensive and humiliating defeat.No one in the New Zealand squad is expecting anything other than a huge improvement from the Wallabies who were totally out-classed and out-muscled in the 42-8 loss in Sydney.We just put ourselves in their shoes and what wed be doing and the edge that wed have and the intensity that wed have [had we lost], said flanker Jerome Kaino of the All Blacks determination not to let standards slip in training this week.Without a doubt the intensity of their game will definitely step up this weekend.If that was us wed be doing everything possible to play a lot better and to get a win and thats what were expecting.In the past two years the world champions have returned to New Zealand for the reverse fixture unhappy with their performances and results from the Sydney contests. Last year they lost 27-19, while in 2014 the match ended in a 12-12 draw - each occasion giving the Australians a glimmer of hope that they migght finally lift the coveted trophy they have not held since 2002. Air Jordan 5 Wholesale NZ. But every time the All Blacks responded with stand-out performances and huge wins (41-13 last year and 51-20 in 2014) to ensure the Cup stayed in New Zealand.In order to ensure there are no slip-ups this year Kaino said the team considered themselves back at square one.Weve got a mindset that we havent done anything, we havent achieved anything and how would it feel at the end of Saturday night if we lost here at home against Australia, the 33-year-old loose forward said. We havent got the Cup yet.Assistant coach Ian Foster expected All Blacks fans would have a different take on things and would expect a similar scenario to last weekend when the All Blacks ran rampant.We know thats not the case, he said. It will be a very fortified team, the Wallabies coming over here.They will be very keen to put a performance on the park and were pretty desperate to show that we can back-up and put another great one on ourselves. ' ' '
Professional sports, by their nature, are in constant transition. Wholesale Jordan Shoes Cheap . With players now peaking in their mid- to late 20s, tennis experiences a considerable annual turnover.Its like that moving walkway at the airport, said Brad Gilbert earlier this week from Winston-Salem, North Carolina, where he called matches for ESPN. When you get off, it keeps on moving. Those tournaments keep on coming.Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal won at least one Grand Slam title between them for a dozen straight years, from 2003-14. Although that streak ended last year, 2016 looks and feels like something approaching a sea change on the mens side.New York, in particular, will offer a distinctly different vibe. For the first time this century, Federer will not be present at the US Open, which begins Monday. The five-time champion will presumably be back home in Switzerland, surrounded by his wife and four children, rehabbing knee and back injuries with an eye on next year.Im trying to focus on getting back, being healthy and remaining motivated, Federer told reporters earlier this week while in New York for a promotion. Its not a struggle to go to the gym or the physio room and do my exercises.More specifically, Federer targeted early January to make his comeback, at the Hopeman Cup and then the Australian Open.I remain very upbeat but in a way its painful to be here, and it was hard watching the Olympics and not playing, he said.Gilbert, who coached Andre Agassi back in the day and later, Andy Roddick, Andy Murray and Kei Nishikori, turned professional in 1982 and played through 1995. In 35 years, hes seen many generations of athletes.It will feel different, Gilbert acknowledged. We didnt have Fed in Canada or Cincinnati, but for the casual fan, the void will be more noticeable at the US Open. In a way, his absence will help make them appreciate what hes done for the game.The 35-year-old Federer made the difficult decision to shut it down after Wimbledon. He still ranks No. 3 among ATP World Tour players, but 28 matches are his fewest in a season going back to his first, in 1998. For the first time since 2000, he will go an entire year without winning at least one title.Its going to be a different energy, said Justin Gimelstob, who will be in New York as a Tennis Channel analyst. Well miss his aura and his presence. But the US Open is still the US Open. There are a lot of intriguing storylines out there.Nadal, now 30, won nine of 10 titles at Roland Garros but had his worst result in Paris in May after granting a third-round walkover victory to fellow Spaniard Marcel Granollers. That left wrist injury also caused Rafa to miss Wimbledon before he reached the bronze-medal match at the Rio Olympics. For Nadal, this will be only the second appearance in New York in the past four years.Even Novak Djokovic, the best player in tennis over the past five-plus years, has seen his grip on the game become a tad looser. The flexible, fluent Serb won the seasons first two majors, in Melbourne and Paris, then watched as Murray won Wimbledon and the Rio Olympics. But Murray wasnt the one who beat Djokovic in either of those events.After losing in the first round at Rio to Juan Martin del Potro, Djokovic -- citing a recurring left wrist injury -- elected to skip Cincinnati, while Murray reached the final Sunday, only to fall to Marin Cilic.The condition of Djokovics wrist has gripped the rabid slice of tennis fans on social media. New York should provide some answers.Yes, after enormous anticipation and advance publicity, were into a new era. The 30-somethings are giving way to teenagers and players already formidable in their early 20s.Federer, of course, was once a teenage phenomenon.He was 16 years old when he played his first ATP-level match, in Gstaad, Switzerland, where he lost to Lucas Arnold Ker. The second match didnt go any better; Federer lost in Geneva to Orlin Stanoytchev. In his third tournament, in Toulouse, France, he got to the quarterfinals and this pushed his year-end ranking all the way up to ... No. 302. A year later, he was No. 64.In his first US Open, in 2000, Federer advanced to the third round, where he dropped a fourth-set match to future two-time French Open champion Juan Carlos Ferrero. Four years later, Federer won his first US Open title -- his third major triumph of the year.In recent years, however, mens tennis -- at least at the top -- has been a remarkably stable enterprise. 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Shoemaker was hit in the head by a line drive hit by Seattles Kyle Seager on Sept. 4 and suffered a small skull fracture and small hematoma.Shoemaker had to undergo surgery to stop the bleeding, but has since returned to his home in Southern California and is resting comfortably. He said he hopes to visit his teammates sometime on the current homestand.All of your loving comments has made it that much easier for me & my family. It is very much appreciated! So many genuine people, thank you, Shoemaker tweeted.Despite their respective places in the standings, the Angels have handled the Rangers well for the last couple years. 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The club are about to overhaul their stadium in a £260m building project which will increase the grounds capacity by 13,000 and transform their main stand into one of the largest in Europe.The third qualifying round of the Europa League takes place on July 28, and the construction could be in its final stages at that poEDMONTON, Alberta -- The Edmonton Oilers arent used to this type of start to a season. Air Max Plus Clearance Nz .Benoit Pouliot scored twice, Cam Talbot made 34 saves and the Oilers stretched their winning streak to four games with a 4-1 victory over the Washington Capitals on Wednesday night.I think this start is huge for us, Pouliot said after his team improved to 6-1-0. The last couple of years, we havent had good starts and it is tough to climb back. Now we are having a good start, and we just have to keep it going.Patrick Maroon and Milan Lucic also scored for the Oilers, off to their best start since opening 8-1-0 during the 1985-86 season. They have won four of five at Rogers Place, their new downtown arena.Its a big win for us, said captain Connor McDavid, who had two assists to give him 11 points this season.Tonight was kind of a benchmark for us. ... Tonight was a big test. These guys are a giant in the NHL and we were able to play well and get a win, which is huge for our team.Alex Ovechkin scored for the Capitals (3-2-1), who have lost two straight in regulation -- something that did not happen at all last season.We just need a little more push from the whole group, coach Barry Trotz said. Were going to have to get a little more greasy, get some of those greasy goals.Those key moments when were still in the game, we have to recognize those moments and were not recognizing those moments right now. We didnt play well enough to win.The chances were fairly even in a scoreless first period, with the Capitals getting 11 shots on Talbot, and Edmonton directing 10 shots at Washington starter Braden Holtby.Edmonton was badly outplayed to start the second period, but ended up taking the games first lead just more than seven minutes in as Ryan Nugent-Hopkins intercepted a pass, danced around defender Dmitry Orlov and put a long shot on net that Pouliot redirected past Holtby.The Oilers made it 2-0 with 2:52 remaining in the second, as Pouliot scored his third of the season by banking in a shot off Holtby from behind the Washington net.Things got a bit heated late in the period when Talbot had enough of T.J. Oshie hitting him with his stick in front on a power-play scramble and ended up unleashing a couple punches of his own that led to a roughing minor.More or less cross-checking my knee while I was down, Talbot said. I didnt think that was right so I more or less gave him a shot back and it was even after that.Washington cut into the lead 9 seconds into the third as Ovechkin slid a puck under Talbot, scoring in his fourth consecutive game.Edmonton shook off that goal quickly, though, as McDavid set up Jesse Puljujarvi for a glorious opportunity that Maroon finished off a rebound.The Oilers got some insurance midway through the third when Lucic tipped Andrej Sekeras power-play point shot into the net.Game notes It was the first of two meetings this season between the Capitals and Oilers. The next time they play is Feb. 24 in Washington. ... Edmonton has had the NHLs first star of the week for the first two weeks of the season, as Talbot followed McDavid in winning the award on Monday.UP NEXTCapitals: Washington is at Vancouver on Saturday night, then will close its Western Canada swing with games in Calgary on Sunday night and Winnipeg on Tuesday night.Oilers: Edmonton is at Vancouver on Friday night. Air Max Plus Nz Cheap . It says Pocklingtons lawyer filed the appeal Friday in a California court. CTV Edmonton also says Pocklington gave a $100,000 cash deposit as part of the conditions of his bail, and that he will be out on bail until his appeal is heard. Air Max Plus Nz Sale . Spiller left Week 3s 27-20 loss to the New York Jets with a thigh injury, but fully practiced with the team all week and expects to be ready to go on Sunday. http://www.airmaxplusnz.com/ . -- Vincent Lecavalier got everything but the desired result in his return to Tampa Bay. RICHMOND, Va. -- David Jones returned a punt 68 yards for a touchdown and Kyle Lauretta threw a pair of touchdown passes as Richmond blanked Norfolk State 34-0 in the Spiders home opener Saturday.It was Richmonds 11th straight win to start the season at home.Lauretta threw for 337 yards and three touchdowns last week in the Spiders upset win over Virginia and was named the Colonial Athletic Association Offensive Player of the Week. This week he was 15 of 27 for 216 yards and had scoring passes of 221 and 51-yards but was intercepted twice. Cheap Air Max Plus Nz. Jones got Richmond on the board with his punt return with 1:06 left in the first quarter and Lauretta fired 21 yards to Tyler Wilkins in the second quarter to make it 14-0 at intermission.Lauretta connected with Brian Brown early in third quarter to make it 21-0. Griffin Trau added field goals from 37 and 35-yards out. ' ' 'int, ruling out any chance of hosting the game at home. Discount Air Max 90. 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ANAHEIM, Calif. Air Max 90 Sale Cheap . -- One would never know by looking at the standings, but the Texas Rangers starting pitchers have hit a bump in the road of late. They are hoping it doesnt result in a detour on the way to the American League West title.The Rangers starting five of Yu Darvish, Cole Hamels, Martin Perez, A.J. Griffin and Derek Holland went a combined 1-4 with an 11.70 ERA their last time through the rotation.Darvish started a new cycle Friday against the Los Angeles Angels and pitched well, giving up one run in 6 2/3 innings. Hamels (14-5, 3.25 ERA) starts Saturdays game against the Angels, and is hoping Darvishs performance will be the spark it needs to help the rotation work its way out of the funk.Its tough, Hamels told MLB.com. There are little things that you go through during the season. You get tired and something might change. As much as wed like to be automatics, youve got to keep fine-tuning it. Youre not going to be at your best unless you push it to a higher level.The Rangers shouldnt feel too sorry for themselves, though, as the Angels start someone who hasnt pitched in the majors since June 13. And even when he was on a major league roster, he wasnt pitching very well.Right-hander Daniel Wright makes his Angels debut Saturday after being claimed off waivers from the Reds on Sept. 4. He will be the 15th pitcher to start for the Angels this year, the most in the American League.But hes getting a chance that is essentially an audition for next season.Hes an arm we want to take a look at, Angels manager Mike Scioscia told MLB.com. Hes started (in the minors), so he should be stretched out enough. Its a chance to see what hes got.Wright is taking the spot on the rotation formerly held by right-hander Matt Shoemaker. Shoemaker was hit in the head by a line drive hit by Seattles Kyle Seager on Sept. 4 and suffered a small skull fracture and small hematoma.Shoemaker had to undergo surgery to stop the bleeding, but has since returned to his home in Southern California and is resting comfortably. He said he hopes to visit his teammates sometime on the current homestand.All of your loving comments has made it that much easier for me & my family. It is very much appreciated! So many genuine people, thank you, Shoemaker tweeted.Despite their respective places in the standings, the Angels have handled the Rangers well for the last couple years. Despite the 2-1 loss Friday the Angels are 7-7 versus Texas this season after going 12-7 last year.Since 2014, the Angels are 33-19 against the Rangers. Cheap Air Max 90 Free Shipping .Y. - Rob Manfred was promoted Monday to Major League Baseballs chief operating officer, which may make him a candidate to succeed Bud Selig as commissioner. Air Max 90 For Sale Cheap . Burris threw two TD passes, including a key 15-yard fourth-quarter strike to Bakari Grant that effectively countered a Toronto comeback bid and led Hamilton to a 33-19 victory. http://www.discountairmax90.com/ . -- Adam Snyder returned to the San Francisco 49ers this season because the offensive lineman thought it was his best opportunity to win a championship.Liverpool could play a European qualifier away from Anfield next season as redevelopment work at their ground continues. The club are about to overhaul their stadium in a £260m building project which will increase the grounds capacity by 13,000 and transform their main stand into one of the largest in Europe.The third qualifying round of the Europa League takes place on July 28, and the construction could be in its final stages at that point, ruling out any chance of hosting the game at home. Discount Air Max 90. The Liverpool squad will in the United States for a pre-season tour in late July but would send a team back to England for any potential European qualification matches. Also See: Liverpool video Liverpool fixtures Liverpool stats Get a free £10 bet ' ' '
INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indiana Pacers have signed 6-foot-9 rookie forward Ben Bentil. Air Max Uk Online .Bentil was one of Bostons second-round draft picks in June but was cut before the start of the season. The former Providence star is not expected to get much playing time and could be assigned to the Fort Wayne Mad Ants, Indianas NBA D-League team.The move comes one day after the Pacers waived forward Jeremy Evans and guard Julyan Stone.Terms of Mondays deal were not announced. Indiana opens its season Wednesday at home against the Dallas Mavericks. Air Max Uk . Once again Jordan Cieciwa (@FitCityJordan) and I (@LynchOnSports) go head to head in our picks. Last weekend at UFC Fight Night 32 my #TeamLynch got the best of #TeamJC by a score of 9-6. Let us know which side youre on for UFC 167 use the hashtag #TeamLynch or #TeamJC on Twitter. Air Max Free Shipping . Each of Houstons starters scored in double figures as the Rockets improved to 2-0 against the Spurs this season, with both victories coming on the road. They also moved within 3 1/2 games of San Antonio (22-7) for the lead the Southwest Division. http://www.airmaxcheapuk.com/ . And when it opened, every player was at his stall. Thats a sure sign that a team is in a slump and is searching for answers. "Its embarrassing to be at home and play the way we did," said defenceman Josh Gorges. Week 10 injuries to monitor heading into Sunday:WR Victor Cruz -- low ankle sprainWR Will Fuller V -- legRB Derrick Henry -- calf (out a few weeks)RB Spencer Ware -- concussionRB Tevin Coleman -- hammyRB Jacquizz Rodgers -- walking bootRB Doug Martin -- hammyNews and notes:RB Todd Gurley is not getting enough carries for the Rams.RB Jay Ajayi is never going away, according to Dolphins head coach Adam Gase.RB Kapri Bibbs is expected to be the lead back in Denver against the Saints.RB Robert Kelley is now the lead back in Washington.RB James Starks is expected back this week.RB Shane Vereen is expected back this week.RB Darren Sproles will continue to be the lead back for the Eagles.TE Will Tye played 72 percent of the snaps for the Giants in Week 9.BYE WEEK 10: Bills, Lions, Colts, Raiders.Waiver Wire Tuesday has arrived, and this is who you need to target.QBAlex Smith @ Carolina (owned 25.5 percent)Smith is coming off a concussion and will be back in action this week against the Panthers. Carolina has given up the 4th most fantasy points to quarterbacks this season. Hopefully hell have a healthy Jeremy Maclin and a more level-headed Travis Kelce come Sunday.(Others to target = Carson Wentz vs. Atlanta, Joe Flacco vs. Cleveland)RBDarren Sproles vs. Atlanta (owned 69.3 percent)Eagles head coach, Doug Pederson, confirmed that Sproles will continue to be the lead back for the Eagles in Week 10. Sproles carries the rock, but is also highly utilized in the passing aattack. Air Max Uk Sale. The Eagles take on a Falcons defense that has allowed three receiving touchdowns to opposing backs this season.(Others to target = Kapri Bibbs vs. New Orleans, Tim Hightower vs. Denver, Robert Kelley vs. Minnesota, James Starks @ Tennessee, Paul Perkins vs. Cincinnati, Peyton Barber vs. Chicago, Shane Vereen vs. Cincinnati, Dion Lewis vs. Seattle)WRSteve Smith Sr. vs. Cleveland (owned 53 percent)Smith has been dealing with an ankle injury, but did not have a setback last week against the Steelers. Great news, considering he plans to suit up on TNF against a Browns defense that has given up the 13th most fantasy points to wide receivers this season. Smith loves playing in primetime -- get your popcorn ready!(Others to target = Kenny Britt @ New York Jets, J.J. Nelson vs. San Francisco, Rishard Matthews vs. Green Bay, Corey Coleman @ Baltimore, Cole Beasley @ Pittsburgh)TEZach Ertz vs. Atlanta (owned 52.5 percent)Ertz was Wentzs go-to guy last week against the Giants -- he led the Eagles with eight receptions and 97 yards on eight targets. Ertz owners hope that the productivity continues against a Falcons defense that has allowed 6 passing touchdowns to opposing tight ends this season.(Others to target = Zach Miller @ Tampa Bay, Dennis Pitta vs. Cleveland, Lance Kendricks @ New York Jets, Cameron Brate vs. Chicago) ' ' '
ANAHEIM, Calif. Air Max 90 Sale Cheap . -- One would never know by looking at the standings, but the Texas Rangers starting pitchers have hit a bump in the road of late. They are hoping it doesnt result in a detour on the way to the American League West title.The Rangers starting five of Yu Darvish, Cole Hamels, Martin Perez, A.J. Griffin and Derek Holland went a combined 1-4 with an 11.70 ERA their last time through the rotation.Darvish started a new cycle Friday against the Los Angeles Angels and pitched well, giving up one run in 6 2/3 innings. Hamels (14-5, 3.25 ERA) starts Saturdays game against the Angels, and is hoping Darvishs performance will be the spark it needs to help the rotation work its way out of the funk.Its tough, Hamels told MLB.com. There are little things that you go through during the season. You get tired and something might change. As much as wed like to be automatics, youve got to keep fine-tuning it. Youre not going to be at your best unless you push it to a higher level.The Rangers shouldnt feel too sorry for themselves, though, as the Angels start someone who hasnt pitched in the majors since June 13. And even when he was on a major league roster, he wasnt pitching very well.Right-hander Daniel Wright makes his Angels debut Saturday after being claimed off waivers from the Reds on Sept. 4. He will be the 15th pitcher to start for the Angels this year, the most in the American League.But hes getting a chance that is essentially an audition for next season.Hes an arm we want to take a look at, Angels manager Mike Scioscia told MLB.com. Hes started (in the minors), so he should be stretched out enough. Its a chance to see what hes got.Wright is taking the spot on the rotation formerly held by right-hander Matt Shoemaker. Shoemaker was hit in the head by a line drive hit by Seattles Kyle Seager on Sept. 4 and suffered a small skull fracture and small hematoma.Shoemaker had to undergo surgery to stop the bleeding, but has since returned to his home in Southern California and is resting comfortably. He said he hopes to visit his teammates sometime on the current homestand.All of your loving comments has made it that much easier for me & my family. It is very much appreciated! So many genuine people, thank you, Shoemaker tweeted.Despite their respective places in the standings, the Angels have handled the Rangers well for the last couple years. Despite the 2-1 loss Friday the Angels are 7-7 versus Texas this season after going 12-7 last year.Since 2014, the Angels are 33-19 against the Rangers. Cheap Air Max 90 Free Shipping .Y. - Rob Manfred was promoted Monday to Major League Baseballs chief operating officer, which may make him a candidate to succeed Bud Selig as commissioner. Air Max 90 For Sale Cheap . Burris threw two TD passes, including a key 15-yard fourth-quarter strike to Bakari Grant that effectively countered a Toronto comeback bid and led Hamilton to a 33-19 victory. http://www.discountairmax90.com/ . -- Adam Snyder returned to the San Francisco 49ers this season because the offensive lineman thought it was his best opportunity to win a championship.Liverpool could play a European qualifier away from Anfield next season as redevelopment work at their ground continues. The club are about to overhaul their stadium in a £260m building project which will increase the grounds capacity by 13,000 and transform their main stand into one of the largest in Europe.The third qualifying round of the Europa League takes place on July 28, and the construction could be in its final stages at that point, ruling out any chance of hosting the game at home. Discount Air Max 90. The Liverpool squad will in the United States for a pre-season tour in late July but would send a team back to England for any potential European qualification matches. Also See: Liverpool video Liverpool fixtures Liverpool stats Get a free £10 bet ' ' '
Sunderland Academy scored two late goals to beat Notts County 2-1 on Wednesday and advance to the next round of the Checkatrade Trophy. Cheap Authentic Air Max Plus . Adam Campbell had given Notts County the lead in the Northern Group F encounter.But Josh Maja levelled in the 84th minute before an own goal from Hayden Hollis saw the Black Cats snatch second spot in the group behind Rochdale, who beat Hartlepool 2-1. Southampton Academy secured top spot in Southern Group E after a 4-0 victory over Crawley Town.An own goal set Saints on their way and Siph Mdlalose, Callum Slattery and Olufela Olomola also netted.Coventry staged an impressive second-half comeback to beat Wycombe 4-2 in Southern Group DRyan Haynes scored twice before goals from George Thomas and Gael Bigirimana saw Coventry come from 2-0 down to secure victory and top the group.Cole Stockton netted twice as Morecambe beat Bradford 3-2 in Northern Group C, but the Bantams still pip their opponents to first place on goal difference.Carlisle finished top of Northern Group D with three wins from three after beating Fleetwood 4-2.In Northern Group H, Sheffield United ended up third after beating Grimsby Town 4-2.Tom Eaves and Francois Zoko scored for Yeovil as they won 2-0 at Reading Academy to secure top spot in Southern Group A.The draw for the next round takes place on Thursday at 10.30am live on Sky Sports News HQ. Also See: Trump at League Cup draw Chelsea win marathon shoot-out Wholesale Air Max Plus Ireland .J. -- New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz will miss the rest of the season after having surgery on his left knee. Cheap Air Max Plus Wholesale .C. - The Carolina Hurricanes have placed backup goalie Anton Khudobin on injured reserve with an unspecified lower-body injury. http://www.cheapairmaxplusireland.com/ .  The 19-year-old Olsen played 34 games with the Kelowna Rockets of the WHL this season. In that time, hes recorded 17 goals and 17 assists with 36 penalty minutes. By the time the New Zealand team arrived at the Holkar Stadium for an optional training session at around 10am, about 500 people were already in the stands. They cheered Kane Williamson, the New Zealand captain who had missed the last Test because of illness, on. They were happy Williamson was batting in the nets. If Williamson played a good shot or raised his bat to them, they clapped. If he missed, they ooh-ed and aah-ed. By the time the Indian team arrived in the afternoon this number had swollen to about 4000. Mostly students, they queued up patiently outside the ground, and proved to be no hindrance to the preparation of either the teams or the ground staff once they got in. They sat patiently in the stands and watched.The Holkar Stadium apparently has a tradition to let the fans enter the ground for even the practice sessions. This is a luxury in India. Other stadiums generally consider the fans an inconvenience; going by the BCCI ticketing practices these grounds would rather look after only the broadcasters and the VIPs, who are given complimentary passes. On a day when the old guard of the BCCI was fighting for its existence in the Supreme Court, a ground that was gearing up for its Test debut was showing the way.Out in the middle, preparations went on regardless. Williamson batting in the nets, and having a bit of a bowl was good news for New Zealand. Its looking positive, Shane Jurgensen, New Zealands bowling coach, said. Final confirmation on that will probably be tomorrow. We trained today, and he did some batting and had a decent hit and a run around. Well have another look at him tomorrow, but it looks positive.India welcomed a senior face as well. Gautam Gambhir, who last played for India in 2014, was the first one to pad up for India. Indias batting coach Sanjay Bangar empathised with Gambhirs situation; he gets one Test, and it is quite possible he is usurped by both the injured openers by the time England come. Bangar, however, refused to rule him out for the rest of the season. Gautam Gambhir is a quality player; what he has done really for himself, for the time he was out of the Indian team he kept on performing for his franchise and state side, Bangar said. When he got an opportunity in the Duleep Trophy, he was one of the top scorers there. That too against the pink baall, which certain batsmen found was difficult to pick. Air Max Plus Ireland. Yes, he ticked all boxes. Untimely injury to KL Rahul Shikhar Dhawan made sure that there is a place for him. He is something of a quality performer. Proven record against spin bowling. And the number of Test matches we are going to play in India, he becomes an important player right at the top of the order.Gambhir has come back with runs in Duleep Trophy, and with an open stance, at least half the way to what Shivnarine Chanderpaul had. Gambhir has worked on it with Justin Langer and Langers personal coach Neil Holder. The need of the hour, though, might be a change for the New Zealand spinners to work on. Their batsmen have shown a lot of discipline to make Indias bowlers work hard, a fact R Ashwin has acknowledged in his interview with bcci.tv, but they have been undone by natural variation for the India bowlers. India exploit it more because their spinners bowl with the seam parallel to the ground whereas the New Zealand spinners - like others who visit Asia - bowl with the seam pointing to fine leg at 45 degrees.It was certainly something we were working on before we came to India, Jurgensen said. It doesnt come as naturally, we bowl a different way where we come from. But the boys have been working on it to get that natural variation. Every game weve improved.It was refreshing to see the talk return to seam positions and Indias mindset of not even thinking of losing in crunch situations, thus, according to Bangar, being clear in their minds. It must not be easy for the players from either side to be clear in these times. Indias players are used to answering to the BCCI even though the money in cricket is publics and generated because of them. They must be wondering what lies ahead. New Zealands players must be aware the BCCI is capable of carrying through with its threats of pulling out of a series, and would have spent the two days after the Kolkata Test in limbo. There was no information from their hosts, the BCCI.Once again, though, if the practice sessions and the response two days before Indores debut Test are anything to go by, on the field it is almost certain to be business as usual. ' ' '7th and 72nd after Valdes saved his second penalty in four days following his stop in Wednesdays 4-0 over Ajax in the Champions League. ' ' '
Last updated: Dec. Wholesale 95 Air Max Shoes . 6, 2016How consistency ratings workUsing fantasy points determined by ESPNs standard scoring, the charts contained in this column rate players based upon how consistently reliable they have been from the 2014 through 2016 seasons, a span of 47 weeks worth of games (17 weeks apiece in 2014 and 2015 and 13 thus far in 2016). For IDPs (individual defensive players), the following scoring is used: solo tackle (1), assisted tackle (0.5), sack (3), interception (3), forced fumble (3), fumble recovery (3), touchdown (6), safety (2), pass defended (1). To familiarize you with some of the terminology and column headers listed in the charts below:Start%: The players start percentage, which shows how often he earned your start in an ESPN standard league. This is his number of Starts -- those defined below -- divided by his number of scheduled team games.CR: The players consistency rating, which is calculated as his weekly standard deviation divided by his fantasy points per game average. This is meant to identify the players who were most consistently close to their weekly averages. The lower the number, the more consistent the player. Again, lower numbers are better.PPR%: The players start percentage using PPR scoring, which uses ESPNs standard scoring settings but adds one point per reception.FPTS/G: The players average fantasy points scored per game.Start: The number of times that the players point total in a given week was worthy of having had him active in an ESPN standard league.Stud: The number of times the players point total ranked among the top at his position.Stiff: The number of times the players point total ranked among the worst at his position, making almost any waiver-wire option a smarter choice.These are the benchmarks for what constitutes a Start, Stud or Stiff performance:Sat: The number of times the player missed a game. Players are not charged Stiff points for sitting out, nor does it impact their overall consistency rating (CR), but it hurts their overall start percentage (Start%).Players must have at least a 20.0 percent start percentage (Start%) in either standard scoring or PPR leagues, or must rank among the top 10 quarterbacks, tight ends or kickers, top 25 running backs or wide receivers, or top 20 defensive linemen, linebackers or defensive backs, in terms of total fantasy points at their position from 2014-16, for inclusion in the chart. All defense/special teams are included, regardless of whether they met those minimums.For Consistency Ratings from only the 2016 season, click here.Quick click by position:QuarterbacksRunning backsWide receiversTight endsKickersTeam defense/special teamsDefensive linemenLinebackersDefensive backsQuarterbacksRunning backsWide receiversTight endsKickersTeam defense/special teamsDefensive linemenLinebackersDefensive backs Air Max 95 For Sale Online .J. -- Marshawn Lynch said Thursday it will be good to get back to football after the Seattle quiet talking running back wrapped up his final mandatory media session of Super Bowl week. Cheap Air Max 95 Wholesale . 1 position. The Mustangs (6-0), who beat Queens 50-31 last weekend, earned 17 first-place votes and 287 points in voting by the Football Reporters of Canada. Western was last ranked first in the country in October 2011. http://www.cheapairmax95ireland.com/ . Pedro scored from a pass by Lionel Messi in the 33rd minute and added two more goals in the 47th and 72nd after Valdes saved his second penalty in four days following his stop in Wednesdays 4-0 over Ajax in the Champions League. ' ' '
The Oklahoma City Thunder will play two preseason games in Spain as part of the NBA Global Games Europe 2016. Discount Soccer Jerseys Canada .The NBA and Euroleague made a joint announcement on Wednesday.The Thunder will play Real Madrid, a nine-time Euroleague Champion and 33-time Spanish League Champion, on Oct. 3. Oklahoma City will then travel to Barcelona to face 18-time Spanish League Champion and two-time Euroleague Champion FC Barcelona Lassa on Oct. 5.Last season, the Thunder made their fourth Western Conference finals appearance in six years.In March, the NBA announced that the Houston Rockets and New Orleans Pelicans will play preseason games in Shanghai and Beijing on Oct. 9 and Oct. 12 as part of the NBA Global Games 2016. Wholesale Soccer Canada Jerseys .Y. -- Injured Buffalo Sabres forward Marcus Foligno did not practice with the team Monday and head coach Ron Rolston said its unlikely hell play in Wednesdays season opener in Detroit. Authentic Soccer Jerseys Cheap . But Bourque, who has missed three games with a lower-body injury, wont be in the lineup when the Habs travel to Buffalo to take on the Sabres on Wednesday. http://www.cheapsoccerjerseys.ca/ . Pettersen, winner of last years Evian Championships, had nine birdies and three bogeys, holding off a series of challengers led by Marion Ricordeau of France. The second-ranked Norwegian made her season debut after missing the LPGA Tours opening event last month in the Bahamas because of a shoulder injury. Some of the sports stories The Associated Press is covering Sunday. A full Sports Digest will be sent by about 3 p.m. All times EST:- LOS ANGELES -- No. 1 draft pick Jared Goff finally makes his NFL debut for the Rams, taking over behind center when Los Angeles (4-5) hosts Ndamukong Suh and the surging Miami Dolphins (5-4). Game starts 4 p.m.- ARLINGTON, Texas -- Rookie Dak Prescott tries to lead the Dallas Cowboys to a franchise season record ninth straight win when Joe Flacco and the Baltimore Ravens visit in a battle of division leaders. Game starts 1 p.m.- CLEVELAND -- Ben Roethlisberger gets another chance to remind Cleveland it should have drafted him as the Pittsburgh Steelers try to end a four-game losing streak when they face the winless Browns, off to the worst start in their 66-year history. Game starts 1 p.m.- The AP releases its weekly Top 25 college football poll at 2 p.m.- Follows to various Top 25 college football games, including Clemson and Oklahoma State, and lookaheads to the Iron Bowl and Michigan-Ohio State.- HOMESTEAD, Fla. -- Jimmie Johnson seeks a record-tying seventh NASCAR championship in the title-deciding season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Race starts 3 p.m.- LONDON -- Andy Murray andd Novak Djokovic meet in a showdown for both the ATP finals title and the year-end No. Cheap Soccer Jerseys China. 1 ranking.- ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. -- Canadian rookie Mackenzie Hughes tries to go wire-to-wire at the RSM Classic, where he has a one-shot lead over Billy Horschel, Camilo Villegas and fellow rookie C.T. Pan.- NAPLES, Fla. -- The LPGA season ends with Ariya Jutanugarn and Lydia Ko vying for player of the year honors in the final round of the CME Group Tour Championship. Charley Hull is the tournament leader going into Sunday.- UNCASVILLE, Conn. -- Top-ranked Duke faces No. 21 Rhode Island for the championship of the Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament (1 p.m.) No. 24 Cincinnati takes on Penn State in the consolation game (3:30 p.m.).- NEW YORK -- It would be no stretch to imagine Donald Trump as a natural supporter of the effort to bring the Olympics back to Los Angeles in 2024. The International Olympic Committee would likely appreciate the support but still be nervous that Trump will turn America into an unsteady player on the global stage when the games are awarded next September. An AP analysis. ' ' '
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