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With college football season on the horizon, ESPN Chalks college football experts -- Phil Steele, Stanford Steve Coughlin and Chris Fallica -- combine to give you betting previews of the top 25 teams, according to the ESPN College Football Rankings. Ozzie Newsome Womens Jersey . They break down each teams strengths and weaknesses, along with season win total bets and national title odds.Odds from Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook as of Aug. 22.Florida State SeminolesNational title odds: 7-1 (opened 15-1) Season win total: 10 FPI win total projection: 10.7Phil SteeleStrengths: Florida State goes three-deep with quality talent at almost every position. Last year the Seminoles ranked last in terms of experience, but this year they have 17 returning starters and lost just 15 lettermen; six of their eight units rank in my top 21 in the country, with four in the top 10.Weaknesses: Florida State will be starting Sione Takitaki Youth Jersey . Dukurs winning time was 1 minute, 45.76 seconds, a quarter-second better than Russias Alexander Tretiakov. Lativas Tomass Dukurs was third, 1.41 seconds off the pace. Jon Montgomery of Eckville, Alta. Odell Beckham Jr Womens Jersey . Murray beat Sam Querrey 7-6 (5), 6-7 (3), 6-1, 6-3 to clinch Britains opening-round victory against the United States on Sunday at Petco Park. "Im proud of the way Im playing just now, because I had to do a lot of work to get back to where I want to be," Murray said after celebrating with his teammates on the red clay court in a temporary stadium in left field of the downtown home of baseballs San Diego Padres. http://www.footballbrownsnflprostore.com/Youth-Jim-Brown-Elite-Jersey/ . -- Timbers coach Caleb Porter didnt stray from his business-like approach to the season even after Portland downed the two-time defending league champion Los Angeles Galaxy to gain crucial playoff position. Notre Dame cornerback Devin Butler pleaded guilty Monday to a lesser misdemeanor charge of resisting law enforcement stemming from his arrest in August after an altercation with a police officer.Butler, 21, agreed to a plea bargain in exchange for the two felony charges being reduced and dropped, respectively.The St. Joseph County prosecutors office said the decision was based on a review of the totality of the circumstances, which included Butlers remorse since the time he was arrested, along with his acknowledgement that the officers on the scene conducted themselves appropriately.Butlers sentencing was delayed one year while he completes a pretrial diversion program. If he successfully completes the program, the charge would be dismissed.The resisting law enforcement charge that Butler pleaded guilty to is a Class A misdemeanor. He had been previously charged with a Level 6 felony of resisting law enforcement and a Level 6 felony of battery against a public safety official.Butler was suspended from the Irish indefinitely following his arrest Aug. 20 outside the Linebacker Lounge, an off-campus bar. His girlfriend and another eyewitness had previously disputed the police account of the arrest to the South Bend Tribune.A school official said Monday that there is noo change in Butlers status with the team following his guilty plea to a lesser charge. Sione Takitaki Jersey. The officer who had arrested Butler, Aaron Knepper, had been named as co-defendant in three separate lawsuits since 2012 that accused him of using excessive force and violating civil rights, according to reports.South Bend police Chief Scott Ruszkowski had said Friday that there was no wrongdoing in Butlers arrest and that he would not refer the case to the Board of Public Safety. An internal investigation had been opened, Ruszkowski said, because of the large public interest in the case.Butler wrote a letter of apology Monday to Knepper, saying that he was initially trying to separate others in a fight but understood how Knepper and other officers could have reasonably perceived Butler to be the aggressor.A Washington, D.C., native, Butler had been expected to miss the first month of this season with a broken left foot that had been re-injured during the summer. The 6-foot-1, 195-pound Butler appeared in 37 games and started three for the Irish, with 39 tackles, six pass breakups, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and one interception. Wholeslae Jerseys NFL Jerseys Cheap Wholesale NBA Jerseys Cheap NHL Jerseys Cheap MLB Jerseys Wholesale Soccer Jerseys Cheap College Jerseys Cheap Football Jerseys Cheap Basketball Jerseys Cheap Baseball Jerseys ' ' ' 
SANTA CLARA, Calif. Michael Joseph Jersey . -- The Santa Clara police chief vowed Saturday to continue providing a safe environment at San Francisco home games after the union representing his officers threatened to boycott policing the stadium if the 49ers dont discipline Colin Kaepernick for criticizing police and refusing to stand during the national anthem.Chief Michael Sellers said in a statement that he will urge union leadership to put citizens safety first.Kaepernicks blanket statements disparaging the law enforcement profession are hurtful and do not help bring the country together, Sellers said. As distasteful as his actions are, these actions are protected by the Constitution. Police officers are here to protect the rights of every person, even if we disagree with their position.In a letter sent to the 49ers, the police union complaining that Kaepernicks inappropriate behavior has threatened our harmonious working relationship.The board of directors of the Santa Clara Police Officers Association has a duty to protect its members and work to make all of their working environments free of harassing behavior, the letter reads.It was the latest in the flurry of heated responses -- both negative and positive -- that Kaepernick has gotten since his silent protest became the talk of the NFL and much of the nation last week.The quarterback wouldnt stand for the anthem at the teams preseason games, most recently kneeling alongside teammate Eric Reid in San Diego on Thursday night.He has cited racial injustice and police brutality among the many reasons for his protest and said he plans to continue into the regular season.Kaepernick is expected to discuss his actions on Sunday at a San Francisco church known for its activism on civil rights causes.We had a long conversation, the Rev. Amos Brown of Third Baptist Church told the San Francisco Chronicle. He stated his serious opposition to racial oppression and violence in this country, and hes willing to stay true to his conviction. Hes interested in taking this to the next level.The team reiterated Friday night that it stands behind Kaepernick and respects his right not to participate in celebrating the national anthem.About 70 officers from the Santa Clara Police Department patrol Levis Stadium when the 49ers play there.The 49ers will open their season at home against the Los Angeles Rams on Sept. 12. James Daniels Jersey .B. -- The Baie-Comeau Drakkar took over sole possession of first place atop the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League on Thursday with their sixth straight win. Rashaad Coward Jersey . Dukurs winning time was 1 minute, 45.76 seconds, a quarter-second better than Russias Alexander Tretiakov. Lativas Tomass Dukurs was third, 1.41 seconds off the pace. Jon Montgomery of Eckville, Alta. http://www.cheapbearsjerseysauthentic.com/?tag=authentic-aaron-lynch-jersey . The Dane followed up his first European Tour title last weekend with eight birdies and just a single dropped shot on Thursday for a one-stroke advantage over South Africas Allan Versfeld and Portugals Ricardo Santos.If there were any doubts that Graham DeLaet is ready to win on the PGA Tour, they were dismissed on Sunday. DeLaet didnt win the Travelers Championship but he showed that his game is at the point where a win seems a question of when, not if. While the Canadian was pleased with his overall performance, there was some disappointment and frustration too. "I played well all week and overall, its good," said DeLaet, not long after stepping off the golf course. "But I definitely felt that I let this one slip away. I know I could have won the golf tournament." Thats DeLaet through and through. Thats why hes becoming such a tremendous player. Even though he posted the best finish of his career and picked up a cheque for $414,800, he was mad that he let a golden opportunity get away. Its all about winning for him, just as it should be. Hes hungry to get a victory. And then you know hed be just as hungry to get another one. DeLaets one-under 69 at the TPC River Highlands led him to his career-best finish, a third behind winner Ken Duke and his playoff combatant Chris Stroud. It also pushed his seasons earnings to a career best $1,348,387 (US) and moved him to 30th on the FedEx Cup list. Hes also the first Canadian since October 2010 to get inside the top 100 on the Official World Golf Ranking. Those are great marks, to be sure, but DeLaet would trade them all for a win. There were times on Sunday when it appeared the native of Weyburn, Sask., might break through. It was the third time in his PGA Tour career that hed played in the last group on the final round. The previous two times hed finished down the leaderboard. This time, however, he remained in the chase until the final few holes. "I felt super calm all day," he said. "I think I was more nervous standing on the first tee on Thursday. "I hit a perfect tee shot on one and blocked everything out really well. There was a lot of stuff going on there." After pars on the first three holes, DeLLaet noticed a scoreboard on the fourth hole and was surprised to see he had the solo lead at that point. David Montgomery Jersey. He was sure that someone was going to post a few birdies and make a run. But the wind and tough pin placements seemed to be the equalizer. "I didnt play my best golf but I kind of scrapped it out," he stated. Coming down the final four holes, DeLaet was in good shape, having made a birdie on 12 to tie for the lead. But on 15, after hitting his tee shot just over the green on the par 4, he wasnt able to make birdie, and on 16, a par 3, his tee shot came up short of the green and a poor chip led to a bogey. "On 15, I should have backed off that putt," he said. "I felt a gust come up and Im not sure if it blew my blade open or if it knocked the ball off line but that was a straight putt."And on 16, it was the wind again. I had the exact same yardage as I did on 14 and it came up about 15 yards short. "If I get up and down on one of those, Im in the playoff. If I do it on both, I win," he reflected, with obvious frustration in his voice. Aside from the win, DeLaet was also disappointed at losing out on points in the race for the International Team in the Presidents Cup. Its one of his main goals for this year and he desperately wants to move up that list to be joining the world side at Memorial. He may get that chance this week at the AT&T, being played at Congressional outside Washington, D.C. Thats a course DeLaet feels suits his game about as well as any on the PGA Tour. Before that, however, he was planning to celebrate his play this week the good, old Canadian way . . . with a couple of beers in the hotel lobby bar. "Even though today was disappointing," he offered, "there are way more positives out of this than negatives." NOTES: DeLaet made nine birdies on the weekend adding up to a $9,000 donation to the Alberta flood relief. That was matched by PGA Tour Canada and ATB Financial. Wholeslae Jerseys NFL Jerseys Cheap Wholesale NBA Jerseys Cheap NHL Jerseys Cheap MLB Jerseys Wholesale Soccer Jerseys Cheap College Jerseys Cheap Football Jerseys Cheap Basketball Jerseys Cheap Baseball Jerseys ' ' ' 
From former first-round picks primed to take a leap forward to young players who have risen up the depth chart, NFL Nation reporters pick the players ready to break out in 2016. Custom Green Bay Packers Jerseys .NFC East | NFC North | NFC South | NFC West AFC East | AFC North| AFC South | AFC WestNFC EASTDallas CowboysSafety Byron JonesJones did a little bit of everything as a rookie, playing outside cornerback, nickel cornerback, dime back and free safety. Jones will focus only on free safety in?his second season. He did not have a takeaway as a rookie, but the Cowboys believe his range will give them the ability to play him in center field to give help to the?cornerbacks. He also has shown a willingness to tackle. If the Cowboys are going to improve defensively, they have to give up fewer big plays and come up with some interceptions from their secondary. Jones has all of the ability to become a Pro Bowl safety. That might be a tall task in his first full year at the position, but the talent is there. -- Todd ArcherNew York GiantsCenter Weston RichburgThe 2014 second-round picks rookie year was spent at guard. He moved back to his natural position of center last season, where he flashed signs of being one of the leagues top players at his position. Well, this is the season where Richburg becomes a dominant center. Hes technically solid and much stronger than in years past. Dont be surprised to see him named to the Pro Bowl and possibly All-Pro team. -- Jordan RaananPhiladelphia EaglesDefensive end Vinny CurryThe former second-round pick out of Marshall has been used rather sparingly since being drafted by the Eagles in 2012, and he was stuck in a two-gapping system that didnt fit him for the past three seasons. Curry has still been productive despite those obstacles -- he posted 9.0 sacks in 2014. The Eagles saw the value and handed him a five-year, $47.5 million contract this offseason. Now in an aggressive 4-3 scheme that will maximize his quick get-off, Curry has a chance to bloom into one of the leagues most?productive pass-rushers. -- Tim McManusWashington RedskinsCornerback Bashaud BreelandRunning back Matt Jones is an easy pick to break out because hell be the primary back for the first time, but Breeland is the one who looks like a future Pro Bowler. Breeland studies the game quite a bit and has improved his technique each season. He already has learned lessons from fellow corner Josh Norman in terms of stance and how to use his hands better. Breeland had a terrific training camp -- he was beaten, but he also made plays. Hell continue to ascend. -- John KeimNFC NORTHChicago BearsWide receiver Kevin WhiteWhite is off to an impressive start in the preseason after missing all of last season with an injury. The Bears have not pumped the brakes on the hype surrounding White, whom the organization took No. 7?overall in last years draft. White is expected to be the Bears No. 2 receiver after Alshon Jeffery, but given Jefferys history of injury issues, the West Virginia product could be forced to play an even bigger role. White is tall, fast and strong. The only problem is that he has yet to catch a pass in a regular-season game. -- Jeff DickersonDetroit LionsCornerback Darius SlayThe fourth-year corner signed a $50.2 million extension before training camp started, in part because of the shutdown ability he showed the second half of last season. Now, he has a chance to put himself in a class of elite cornerbacks in the league. Hes going to be Detroits No. 1 corner this fall, and if the Lions are going to have success, hes going to have to shut down the middle of the field. He knows he needs to intercept more passes too, so expect him to take advantage of throws when they come his way. -- Michael RothsteinGreen Bay PackersWide receiver Jared AbbrederisThe third-year receiver has built off the momentum that he established in the playoff loss at Arizona last year, when he came off the bench and caught four passes for 55 yards. Thanks to a strong showing in training camp combined with Jeff Janis broken hand, Abbrederis continues to move up the Packers depth chart. -- Rob DemovskyMinnesota VikingsWide receiver Stefon DiggsDiggs?led the Vikings in receiving as a rookie and was second among rookie wideouts in receiving yards. Hell shift over to flanker, where he wont line up at the line of scrimmage and could get more free releases on defensive backs. Diggs and quarterback Teddy Bridgewater have worked well together during training camp, and Bridgewater figures to be looking for Diggs early and often in 2016. -- Ben GoesslingNFC SOUTHAtlanta FalconsRunning back Tevin ColemanThe second-year back?could be a breakout star for the Falcons even as the complement to Pro Bowler Devonta Freeman. The coaches love Colemans big-play potential as a guy capable of taking it to the house with every touch. Coleman, who began last season as the starter, averaged 4.5 yards per carry last season. The Falcons also hope to utilize Colemans explosive speed in the return game as a kickoff returner. He?just needs to stay healthy and avoid fumbles. -- Vaughn McClureCarolina PanthersWide receiver Devin FunchessHe is playing so well there is reason to believe he could outperform No. 1 receiver Kelvin Benjamin. Receivers often dont come into their own until their second year. Funchess started to show his potential in the regular-season finale of his rookie year, catching seven passes for 120 yards. Hes another big (6-foot-4) target for quarterback?Cam Newton, and Funchess likely will draw a lot of single coverage with Benjamin and Pro Bowl tight end Greg Olsen on the field. -- David NewtonNew Orleans SaintsWide receiver Brandin CooksThe Saints third-year wideout had?1,138 receiving yards and nine touchdown?catches (eight of them over the final nine games), but Im putting him here because he still hasnt made a Pro Bowl or become a household name.?He doesnt turn 23 until next month. If you want to go a little further off the radar, fellow wide receiver?Michael Thomas looks ready to burst on the scene too. The rookie from Ohio State has been the talk of training camp with one spectacular catch after another. -- Mike TriplettTampa Bay BuccaneersDefensive end Robert AyersSure, a guy who had 9.5 sacks last season in New York and signed a lucrative contract this offseason?should?be a star, but Tampa Bays recent track record with high-priced free agents, including one at his very position, hasnt been good. The Bucs signed Michael Johnson to a five-year deal worth $43 million and they cut him after just one season. In the case of Ayers, his impact was felt the very first snap of training camp, and it has?made the whole defensive line better. Defensive tackle?Gerald McCoy?might not see as many double-teams, which frees both of them up. Ayers also is?really helping along rookie Noah Spence, who could?have a breakout season as well. -- Jenna LaineNFC WESTArizona CardinalsOutside linebacker Markus GoldenHe may not the be the star of the Cardinals pass-rushing corps -- that honor belongs to Chandler Jones -- but Golden, a second-year player?out of Missouri, has the tools to become a star this year. He had four sacks and two forced fumbles last season, but his role will increase in 2016. With offensive lines expected to pay a lot of attention to Jones, the hype for Golden to have a huge season among the players?in the locker room is growing. -- Josh WeinfussLos Angeles RamsQuarterback Jared GoffThe No. 1 overall pick is the obvious choice here, largely because the Rams so badly need him to be their breakout star. They gave up a ream of draft picks for the right to select Goff because they believe he can develop into their franchise quarterback. But it will take time. Goff not only must adapt to the speed of the NFL; he needs to grow accustomed to relaying plays and taking snaps from under center, after running a no-huddle offense primarily from the shotgun at Cal. -- Alden GonzalezSan Francisco 49ersRunning back Carlos HydeHyde looked poised for a breakout last season?but injuries limited him to seven games. Now, Hyde is healthy and hoping to keep it that way so that he can fully blossom in Chip Kellys up-tempo offense. Hydes experience running out of the shotgun at Ohio State and functioning in zone-heavy run schemes make him an intriguing fit for Kellys system. He has set two goals for himself: stay healthy and rush for 1,500 yards. If he does the first, the second could follow, and that would most certainly make him a breakout star. -- Nick WagonerSeattle SeahawksWide receiver Tyler LockettHe caught 51 balls for 664 yards and six touchdowns as a rookie. In Year 2, Lockett will be on the field more, and coach Pete Carroll has said that hes in the middle of all of the Seahawks offensive plans. Lockett has shown the ability to play both outside and in the slot. He can test defenses vertically and should get plenty of looks on screens and other plays that allow him to gain yards after the catch. Look for Lockett to get consistent touches and be one of the key playmakers on the offense. -- Sheil KapadiaAFC EASTBuffalo BillsCornerback Ronald DarbyDarby was far from a household name as a rookie last season, but he was among Pro Football Focus top-ranked cornerbacks. He finished second to Kansas Citys Marcus Peters for defensive rookie of the year voting, which can partly be explained by Peters eight interceptions compared to Darbys two. But the numbers dont tell the entire story: Darby has shown the requisite ball skills, confidence and aggressiveness that star NFL cornerbacks possess. If he continues on his current path, he will be a star. -- Mike RodakMiami DolphinsWide receiver DeVante ParkerParker flashed in the final six weeks of the season, registering 445 receiving yards over that span. The second-year wideout, however, has been an under-the-radar stud for the Dolphins in practices and training camp for more than a year. Parker has the size, athleticism and hands to become a dynamic playmaker. Can he stay healthy and?put it all together this season? -- James WalkerNew England PatriotsDefensive tackle Malcom BrownThe teams 2015 first-round pick quickly emerged as a starter in his rookie campaign. Brown has the combination of power and athleticism to be a factor against the run and also as a pass-rusher at times. He led all Patriots defensive tackles in snaps played last season (46.5 percent), and that number only figures to rise in the coming years. -- Mike ReissNew York JetsDefensive tackle Leonard WilliamsThe sixth overall pick in 2015 was solid as a rookie, particularly against the run, but he will be more of a factor as a pass-rusher in 2016. Hes stronger, quicker and more decisive than last year, so look for him to double his rookie sack total (3.0). -- Rich CiminiAFC NORTHBaltimore RavensTight end Maxx WilliamsThe highest drafted tight end from a year ago, Williams is looking to carry over last years strong finish into his second season. He set the Ravens rookie tight end record with 32 catches for 268 yards receiving and one touchdown. The challenge for Williams is a crowded tight end group that includes Benjamin Watson, Dennis Pitta and Crockett Gillmore. But Williams was having a very good camp before suffering an undisclosed injury. Williams will make an impact in the passing game if he can stay healthy. -- Jamison HensleyCincinnati BengalsWide receiver Tyler BoydThe rookie receiver already has shown flashes in the preseason. Boyd has stood out in a thin group of wideouts. He had a sliding over-the-shoulder catch that set up a touchdown in the first preseason game against?the Vikings, and he converted a third down with a diving catch to set up a touchdown against the Lions in the second preseason game. Thats not surprising, as the second-round pick did that often in college and could keep it?going in the NFL. -- Katherine TerrellCleveland BrownsWide receiver Corey ColemanThere isnt a lengthy list of options for a breakout player on the Browns roster. Coleman, the teams first-round pick, has the best chance. He has shown talent, speed, good instincts and good hands in the time he has practiced. The fact he has been sidelined for a little more than a week with a hamstring strain highlights the one thing that could keep him from breaking out: staying healthy. -- Pat McManamonPittsburgh SteelersDefensive end Stephon TuittTuitt is poised for a major jump in his third season. He recorded 6.5 sacks in 14 games last season, and he pairs with veteran Cam Heyward to form one of the leagues most formidable bookend duos in a 3-4 defense. Tuitt has speed and agility at 300 pounds, which allows him to rush the passer and stop the run with equal effectiveness. Linebacker Ryan Shazier already has found stardom, and Tuitt plans to join him. Wide receiver Sammie Coates is another candidate. He has the highest ceiling among Pittsburgh receivers not named Antonio Brown. -- Jeremy FowlerAFC SOUTHHouston TexansRunning back Lamar MillerMiller was underused in Miami, averaging just 196 carries per season in his final three years with the Dolphins. This season, playing for a team that will give him?a bigger workload, he?will hit his stride and become a Pro Bowler in Year 5 of his career. -- Sarah BarshopIndianapolis ColtsWide receiver Donte MoncriefMoncrief had 733 receiving yards while catching passes from five different quarterbacks last season. Quarterback?Andrew Luck is healthy, and Moncrief has the size and speed to be the quarterbacks possession receiver similar to the way Reggie Wayne was during most of Lucks first three seasons. Moncrief might?not lead the Colts in receiving yards, but it wouldnt be surprising if he leads the team?in receptions. -- Mike WellsJacksonville JaguarsDefensive end Dante Fowler Jr.Fowler, who missed all of his rookie season because of a knee injury, has been the most impressive defensive player in training camp. He beat offensive tackles?Luke Joeckel, Jermey?Parnell and Josh Wells with his quickness and spin moves off the edge, and he showed off a surprising amount of power by bull rushing Wells -- who outweighs him by 55 pounds -- back into the quarterback in one-on-one drills. The Jaguars havent had a player record double-digit sacks since 2007, and Fowler can be a special pass-rusher. He could end that eight-year streak. -- Mike DiRoccoTennessee TitansQuarterback Marcus MariotaThe No. 2 overall pick in last years draft?had a solid rookie year, but he missed four games and fumbled 10 times. Now he has two upgrades at receiver with Rishard Matthews and Tajae Sharpe. If the Titans smashmouth run game is effective, Mariotas?play-action opportunities will help lift him to another level. -- Paul KuharskyAFC WESTDenver BroncosRunning back C.J. AndersonAll of the elements are in place for Anderson to have his best season as a pro, to go from believing he is a potential 1,000-yard rusher who powers an offense to actually being that guy. The Broncos are intent on running the ball more because?they have retooled the offensive line and even drafted a fullback. So while rookie Devontae Booker will get some carries, Anderson is in position to be the breakout star. He has worked as the teams No. 1 back through the offseason and arrived to training camp after an offseason in which?he worked hard to be ready for this chance to eclipse his career high in carries (179) and rushing yards (849). -- Jeff LegwoldKansas City ChiefsDefensive lineman Chris JonesThe rookie second-round pick?might not wind up starting, but he could still have a big impact. Jones was impressive at training camp and in the preseason opener against the Seahawks, particularly as a pass-rusher. Jones showed a consistent ability to push the pocket, and he has a knack for getting a hand into the throwing lane and knocking down passes. -- Adam TeicherOakland RaidersMiddle linebacker Ben HeeneyHow much faith did the Raiders show in the second-year player from Kansas? They released Curtis Lofton in March and then did not draft an inside linebacker until the sixth round in Cory James. Heeney, who had 38 tackles last season, will wear the green dot and is primed for a 100-tackle season in the middle of a fast, disruptive and renovated defense. -- Paul GutierrezSan Diego ChargersWide receiver Tyrell WilliamsWilliams, who?joined the Chargers a year ago as an undrafted rookie out of Western Oregon, has been impressive in training camp. At 6-foot-3 and 215 pounds, Williams possesses the top-end speed and short-area quickness of a smaller receiver, yet plays with the physicality and strong hands of a bigger target. 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Our hope is that the $100,000 donation will provide the seed money for us to help fund yet another clinical trial.The three other finalists, who each received $25,000 from The NASCAR Foundation, were: Jim Giaccone of Bayvillle, New York, representing the New York-based Tuesdays Children organization; Logan Houptley of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, a founding member of the Mikaylas Voice organization in Nazareth, Pennsylvania; and Parker White of Greensboro, North Carolina, founder of BackPack Beginnings. Paul Hornung Youth Jersey. Andy is a deserving award winner and the Team Jack Foundation a deserving beneficiary of our $100,000 donation, said Mike Helton, chairman of The NASCAR Foundation and NASCARs vice chairman. The story of the Team Jack Foundation is emotional and inspiring. 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In search of only their second win since mid-April, the Montreal Impact host the New England Revolution on Saturday in a key MLS Eastern Conference battle between a pair of playoff contenders at Stade Saputo. Kenneth Farrow Jersey .The Impact (5-4-6) have earned just one win in their last nine outings, a 3-2 home victory over the Los Angeles Galaxy in late May. Yet, theyve managed to remain in the thick of the Eastern Conference playoff race, thanks in part to red-hot playmaker Ignacio Piatti.The Impact enter Saturdays match against the Revolution in fourth place in the Eastern Conference, five points behind first-place Philadelphia.Montreal has been tough on their home pitch and has only suffered only one defeat in its last 14 home games. Piatti has three times in his last four MLS games. Piatti is second in MLS with nine goals.But the Revolution arrive in good form too, having won three of four matches during a five-game road swing that concludes in Montreal. After a tough start to the season, the impressive road trip has vaulted the Revolution (4-5-7) into eighth place despite being hampered by a rash of injuries. In the ultra-competitive Eastern Conference, New England is just two points behind Montreal with 19.We know we started the season poorly on the road, midfielder Scott Caldwell told the teams website. We were able to kind of regroup and getting a better mentality going away.Its been a next-man-up mentality for the Revolution, who will again be forced to rely on reserves Saturday night. Charlie Davies, Gershon Koffie and Donnie Smith are not expected to play, and Femi Hollinger-Janzen and Darrius Barnes are questionable.Montreal has its own injury concerns, with Andres Romero, Donny Toia and Marco Donadel expected to miss Saturdays match.The Impact have owned this series, notching six wins over the Revolution with two ties in 11 all-time meetings. 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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Just when it appeared the Arizona Cardinals were turning things around, their season has hit another speed bump.The Cardinals (3-4-1) lost 30-20 to the Carolina Panthers on Sunday, one week after missing a golden opportunity against Seattle and settling for a 6-6 tie when a short Chandler Catanzaro field goal attempt hit the upright in overtime.Were getting hit in the mouth, Cardinals linebacker Kevin Minter said. We have to stop the bleeding before its too late.Theyll have a bye next week to figure that out.Sundays outing was a mistake-filled affair in which the Cardinals were penalized 10 times for 88 yards, allowed eight sacks, and had one situation when they wound up in a second-and-44 after quarterback Carson Palmer was flagged for an unsportsmanlike conduct for yelling at an official.We had way, way too many penalties and missed assignments, said Cardinals coach Bruce Arians. The pass protection struggled. Ill have to check the film for all of the holding penalties, but penalties were obviously a huge factor in this game.One plus for the Cardinals is division-leading Seattle lost at New Orleans.We harped on (the Seahawks loss) a bit, said running back David Johnson, who caught nine passes for 84 yards, but could manage just 24 yards on 10 carries against Carolina. Were one game away from tying them, and being in the lead. We just have to get healthy, and come out next week after the bye and come out fast.Two of Arizonas next three opponents are road games against NFC division leaders: Minnesota and Atlanta.Other observations from Sundays game:STEWARTS IMPACT: Carolinas running game seems to be rounding into form with the return of Jonathan Stewart, who has four touchdowns in the last two games.Stewart carried the ball for a season-high 95 yards on 25 carries. It was Stewarts second game back after missing three with a hamstring injury. Carolina is 2-1 in games in which Stewart has played. He scored touchdowns on two of his first five carries Sunday.Its been a long time, and you definitely dont want to take these wins for granted, said Stewart, whose team will play at Los Angeles, and then home against Kansas City and New Orleans next.THE FULL NELSON: The Cardinals got John Brown back on the field and Michael Floyd playyed through a hamstring injury. Trenton Irwin Jersey. ut it was wide receiver J.J. Nelson, who started opposite Larry Fitzgerald, who delivered a promising game with eight catches for 79 yards and two touchdowns. Nelson was targeted 12 times, the most among Arizona receivers.I was prepared and just tried come out and make plays, Nelson said. I felt like I was in a groove, but I did make a few mental errors that I need to improve. As a group, weve got to clean up all the mental errors and continue to get better.FINALLY, A PASS RUSH: Carolina entered Sundays game against Arizona 22nd in the league in sacks with 12. The Panthers tallied eight against Palmer , the most hes been sacked in his career.Panthers defensive coordinator Sean McDermott called several blitzes, some utilizing nickel back Leonard Johnson.Its a really good front, Palmer said. Kawann Shorts a great pass rusher. Charles (Johnson) has been a great pass rusher for a long time, and Star Lotulelei is a great pass rusher. You throw in Thomas Davis blitzing and (Luke) Kuechly blitzing, and its a very good group.PANTHERS VS. AFC WEST: Its no fun to play a first-place NFL schedule.It can be extra tough when your inter-conference schedule pits your division against the AFCs best. An angry Cam Newton and the Panthers already lost to Denver this season and must still face Kansas City, San Diego and Oakland. Three AFC West teams have winning records.Weve been close a couple of times, Panthers coach Ron Rivera said. A couple of times, we just didnt play to our abilities. . We could have had some better things happen for us. There are some things that still need to get fixed up.INJURY CONCERNS: Both teams have some injury concerns moving forward.Panthers coach Ron Rivera said two-time All-Pro Ryan Kalil has a sprained right shoulder and linebacker Shaq Thompson has a sprained left knee.Arizona safety Tyrann Mathieu left in the first half with a shoulder injury and did not return. 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CHICAGO -- Doug McDermott had 23 points, Jimmy Butler added 16 points on 6-of-9 shooting and Rajon Rondo had 13 assists to lead the Bulls to a 118-101 rout of the Indiana Pacers on Saturday night, Chicagos second straight victory to open the season. Jaryd Jones-Smith Jersey .McDermott scored 11 points in the fourth quarter as coach Fred Hoiberg gave his veteran starters -- Butler, Rondo and Dwyane Wade, who had 14 points -- the rest of the night off after the third quarter.Taj Gibson had 12 points and eight rebounds, and Robin Lopez added 12 points for the Bulls.Paul George and Myles Turner had 20 points apiece to lead the Pacers (1-2).The Bulls had a 24-20 lead at the end of the first quarter before breaking things open with a dominant second. They scored 38 points on 14-for-18 (77.8 percent) shooting in the quarter to race out to a 62-41 halftime lead.Indiana seemingly sleep-walked on defense throughout much of the second quarter -- especially in transition where the Bulls had a 19-0 edge in fast-break points. McDermott had seven points in seven minutes, and five players scored at least five points. Rondo added six assists.Through three games, the Pacers have been outscored by a total of 33 points in the second quarter.Chicago maintained its intensity in the third quarter and stretched the lead to 92-67 entering the fourth.The Bulls lead by as many as 29 points in the final quarter (102-73) before Indiana made a futile run in garbage time to trim the deficit to 112-101 with two minutes to play.TIP-INSPacers: Aaron Brooks (sore right knee) and Rodney Stuckey (right hamstring) sat out with injuries. Stuckey is scheduled to undergo an MRI on Monday.Bulls: Wade said hes feeling fine but sat out Fridays practice after playing 32 minutes in the opener on Thursday. The 13-year veteran said he will take regular days off to stay healthy and fresh. Certain days (are) better to be mental days than physical days, he said.CUBS FEVERWith the Bulls idle Friday night, Wade attended Game 3 of the World Series at Wrigley Field.I noticed that everybody in my family that was at the game, everybody had on Cubs gear -- and I know everybodys not a Cubs fan, he said. But its just about being a part of the moment. Its a historic thing for the city of Chicago . and a lot of people just want to say theyve been to a World Series.UP NEXTPacers: Host Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday.Bulls: At Brooklyn on Monday. 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The Deloitte Football Money League, which profiles the highest-earning clubs in world football, puts the two clubs combined revenue from 2014/15 at 996.3m euros (£769.9m). Barcelonas revenue is 560.8m euros (£433.3m) and Arsenals 435.5m euros (£336.5m), with the two sides meeting again in the Nou Camp on March 16 after Barca won the opening leg of their last-16 tie 2-0 after Lionel Messi scored twice at the Emirates. The clubs in the last 16 have a total revenue of more than 4.3bn euros (£3.3billion).The European tie with the second highest joint revenue takes place in the Europa League, where Manchester United take on Liverpool in a meeting featuring teams with a combined revenue of 911.3m euros (£704.2m).Dan Jones, partner in the Sports Business Group at Deloitte, said: FC Barcelona and Arsenal generate the second and seventh highest revenues in world club football.Participating and progressing in the Champions League delivers significant revenue benefits in terms of UEFA distributions and matchday revenue, and success on the pitch can also translate into commercial uplifts.FC Barcelonas Champions League triumph last year resulted in UEFA distributions of 61m euros - an increase of 19.1m euros from the previous season. Similarly, Juventus successful run to the final last season helped the club to achieve total revenue growth of 16 per cent. 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Touch wood, that carries on, Smalling said, when asked about his impressive performances this season.I was disappointed to miss the other night, but Im hoping to be okay to play this game.Ive not really done anything differently to the other lads but, probably from about halfway through last season, I got on a good run in the team and Ive just tried to carry that on from there. Long may it continue. The 26-year-old fondly recalled the remarkable 8-2 defeat of the Gunners in 2011 and last seasons 2-1 win at the Emirates Stadium ahead of Sundays match.Their last match-up ended in a 3-0 win for Arsenal on October 4 but Smalling feels they normally give a good account of themselves against Arsene Wengers side.I always look forward to these games, Smalling told Uniteds matchday programme. 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Cleveland also won 13 in a row in 1942.Its the longest streak by an AL team since Oakland won 20 straight in 2002.The Indians went 22-6 in June, the best single month in team history.It feels great, Carrasco said. Weve played really hard and we need to continue that. Everything is coming together.Indians starting pitchers are 10-0 during the streak, and Cleveland has outscored its opponents 80-26.We expect to win every night we step on the field, Davis said. Weve just got to keep that mindset and not worry about everything else.Still, Francona doesnt want his players getting too excited.You turn the page pretty quick, he said. If you start taking time to sit back and evaluate (what happened) two weeks ago, then tomorrow might not be so good.Coming off a four-hit shutout victory at Detroit, Carrasco (4-2) allowed one run and three hits in 7 1/3 innings to win back-to-back starts for the first time since April 13 and 19. The right-hander was sidelined from April 25 to June 2 with a strained left hamstring.No doubt about it, it was Carrascos night, Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said. He was on.Carrascos career-high in strikeouts is 15, set last Sept. 25 at Kansas City. Against Toronto, he struck out four straight in the third and fourth innings, then fanned six straight in the sixth, seventh and eighth.Bryan Shaw replaced Carrasco after Darwin Barney ended the strikeout streak with a double. Shaw struck out pinch hitter Russell Martin, walked Ezequiel Carrera, then fanned Josh Donaldsson to end the inning. Jared Goff Jersey. Cody Allen got the last three outs for his 17th save.Davis hit a leadoff shot off R.A. Dickey in the second and Kipnis hit a one-out drive in the third.They ran into a few that didnt do much, Dickey said.Dickey (5-9) allowed three runs and eight hits in seven innings. The knuckleballer has allowed six home runs in his past two starts, all of them solo shots. He is 0-6 with a 5.14 ERA in eight home starts.Donaldson provided Torontos only offense with a two-out solo homer off Carrasco in the fourth.FAN CLUBToronto struck out 10 or more times for the 24th time this season. They did it 28 times in all of 2015. The Blue Jays finished with 17 strikeouts, their most since fanning 17 times against Texas on July 18, 2014.STILL STREAKINGKipnis extended his hitting streak to a season-high 12 games.FAMILIAR FACESCleveland and Toronto met for the first time since longtime Indians employee Mark Shapiro took over as president of the Blue Jays last November. Shapiro also hired former Cleveland colleague Ross Atkins to serve as Torontos GM. Shapiro was with the Indians for 24 years before joining Toronto.TRAINERS ROOMIndians: OF Michael Brantley (right shoulder) continues to hit in the cage and do soft toss drills without pain, manager Terry Francona said. 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NSW will move their training base to just 10km south of the border with Queensland as they face the daunting task of playing two games in Brisbane next year to win back the State of Origin title. 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INDIANAPOLIS -- During the playing of the national anthem, the entire Indiana Fever team knelt and locked arms Wednesday night, while two players on the Phoenix Mercury also knelt before the teams first-round game in the WNBA playoffs.The two Mercury players who knelt were Mistie Bass and Kelsey Bone; the rest of the Phoenix players remained standing, as did the coaching staffs of both teams.Athletes from around the nation have joined in kneeling during the anthem at various sports events as part of a protest movement started by?San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.Tamika Catchings, who played the final game of her career in the Fevers 89-78 loss to the Mercury, reached out to her teammates on Tuesday to ask them what they thought about kneeling during the anthem.It was unanimous that we were going to do it together, Fever player Marissa Coleman said. We have a platform, and I think its a disservice if we dont use it. This was bigger than basketball. As important as this game was, there are other things going on in this world. Its just to get conversations started.Coleman posted an extended statement via Twitter on Thursday morning.Fever coach Stephanie White did not kneel during the anthem, but she fully supported her players decision.The first thing she said to us in the huddle before the game started was how proud she was of us for doing it, Coleman said. Im proud to be part of this organization.Phoenixs Diana Taurasi did not kneel but said that should not be taken as a sign that she didnt support those who did.Whether you kneel or stand, everyone is against injustice and people being discriminated against and being killed, Taurasi said. Those are things as a society we have to get better at.Bass and Indianas Briann January were among the most outspoken players in the league earlier this year during a controversy when WNBA players were initially fined for wearing T-shirts during warm-ups that supported the Black Lives Matter movement. The fines were later rescinded.Bass said she did not want the playyers actions on Wednesday to be seen as disrespectful to police or the military. Javon Wims Jersey. I have the utmost respect for the amazing police officers who keep the integrity of their job and are upholding what they swore to do, which is to protect and serve, Bass said. As well as all the people overseas who serve and protect us. 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Chicago hasnt been to the Series since 1945 and hasnt won since 1908, and Cleveland earned its most recent title in 1948.How long has it been for Chicago? Dexter Fowler will become the first black player to suit up for the Cubs in a World Series when he likely bats leadoff at Progressive Field.Jon Lester gets the ball for Chicago, and at 32 years old, hes already one of the best World Series pitchers ever. Hes won all three of his starts and has a 0.43 ERA, third-best among pitchers with at least 20 World Series innings, behind Madison Bumgarner and Jack Billingham. Lester is matched up against 2014 AL Cy Young Award winner Corey Kluber, a contender for the prize again this season.The Indians hope to have Jason Kipnis in the lineup after the second baseman sprained his left ankle celebrating the final out of the ALCS.HELP ON THE WAY?The Cubs might get back young slugger Kyle Schwarber, out since tearing knee ligaments on April 8. A person with direct knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Monday that Schwarber was traveling to Cleveland, but the person did not know yet if the slugger would be on the roster. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the roster wont be announced until Tuesday. Schwarber has played two games in the Arizona Fall League, going 1 for 6 with a double and two waalks. John Lynch Jersey. He hit five homers in nine postseason games as a rookie last year.THOUSANDS FOR TICKETSWant to get into Wrigley Field for Game 3? It will cost you a couple thousand dollars at least, and at that price point, dont expect a seat. Standing room tickets are going for more than $2,200, and fans have called ticket brokers willing to pay as much as $12,000 for a seat. 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I know all about that.Barbre, who was Matthews teammate in Green Bay during the 2009 season, didnt seem particularly moved by the six-time Pro Bowlers claim.Everyones got their own opinion, Barbre said, via the Delaware New Journal. If I didnt block him, then maybe he wouldve made the tackle. Im here to try to help us win, so I dont really value his opinion. I just want to win.Matthews, who was forced to move to inside linebacker against the Eagles because of injuries to starters Blake Martinez and Jake Ryan, said he took a pain-killing injection in order to return to the game. Safety Morgan Burnett had to take a few snaps at inside linebacker while Matthews was in the locker room getting examined.Im in some pain, no doubt about it, Matthews said. Theres some swelling [and] bruising, but we got an X-ray and nothings broken, so thats good. So well see moving forward the progress I make going into this game. Thats ultimately the goal, but weve got some work to.Earlier Wednesday, coach Mike McCarthy expressed confidence that both Matthews and quarterback Aaron Rodgers would play against the Texans. Rodgers pulled his left hamstring in the third quarter against the Eagles, and his mobility was limited after trainers taped his leg.Although Rodgers said it was too early in the week to tell how the injury might impact him, McCarthy said he did not expect it to be as limiting as the calf injury that Rodgers suffered late in the 2014 season.The calf injury, that was a big injury, McCarthy said Wednesday. We made a ton of adjustments. And for him to play through that was extraordinary. But well see how he is. I really dont want to comment until I see him move around tomorrow.In a rare move, McCarthy did not hold a practice Wednesday. 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ESTERO, Fla. -- A sizable contingent of Ohio State fans came to the Gulf Coast Showcase in southwest Florida, where the weather happens to be just a bit nicer than back home.Those fans will be free to watch a certain football game Saturday afternoon.Kelsey Mitchell scored 10 of her game-high 25 points in the fourth quarter, and No. 8 Ohio State used a late 11-0 run to pull away and beat Florida Gulf Coast 79-66 on Friday in the tournament quarterfinals. The win means the Buckeyes (4-1) play on Saturday night -- instead of playing a consolation matchup in the afternoon, which would have been during the Michigan-Ohio State showdown back in Columbus.Ive been at Ohio State three years and I never got a chance to experience `The Game, Mitchell said. Hopefully we can give back, watch them, cheer them on.Mitchell got better as the game went on, still having a big night despite not getting her first basket until the second quarter. She had 19 of her 25 points after halftime.Shes going to be the first pick, FGCU coach Karl Smesko said. Whenever she comes out shell be the first pick in the WNBA draft. Shes that good.Shayla Cooper finished with 16 points and 14 rebounds for the Buckeyes. Stephanie Mavunga added 13 points and 12 rebounds for Ohio State.I thought it was a great challenge for our team, Ohio State coach Kevin McGuff said.Taylor Gradinjan and Nasrin Ulel each scored 13 for Florida Gulf Coast (2-3), which trailed by one at halftime and was still within five points early in the fourth.The Eagles -- who are playing this weekend about two miles from their campus -- were 12 for 37 from 3-point range and 8 for 30 from inside the arc.Im a little bit mixed emotions right now, Smesko said. Im disappointed because we didnt work as well together as I thought we should of. But then at the samee time I saw us do some things well and move in a positive direction. Saquon Barkley Jersey. itchell had five of the 11 points in the decisive run for Ohio State, starting it with a layup and adding a 3-pointer. The Buckeyes held a 52-31 rebounding edge, 25-11 in that department after halftime.Ohio State led by as many as 12 in the third, but Ulel -- who logged six scoreless minutes in her lone collegiate appearance entering Friday -- made three 3s in the final 2:30 of the quarter, and FGCU was within 54-48 headed to the fourth.Knowing we were in Florida, playing a team like Florida Gulf Coast, we could never get comfortable, Mitchell said.BIG PICTUREFGCU: Gradinjan left the court briefly in the first half while getting her left leg bandaged. She also had to be taken out early in the fourth quarter, favoring the leg slightly. ... The Eagles need only look at last season when figuring out how to overcome a slow start. They were 1-2 last year and finished 33-6.Ohio State: Mitchell is now the Buckeyes career leader in 3-pointers made, getting No. 271 to fall late in the third quarter. She passed Caity Matter, who made 270 from 2001-05. Mitchell didnt know she was even nearing the record. Aw, thanks, she said. ... Even though they trailed for only 1:18, the Buckeyes were tested -- there were six ties and six lead changes.HOMECOMINGS, SORT OFThis weekend is taking Smesko back to his roots. Hes a native of Ohio, and theres a chance he could face his alma mater -- Kent State -- when the three-team, eight-team tournament wraps up on Sunday.UP NEXTFGCU: Either No. 11 Syracuse or George Washington on Saturday.Ohio State: Either No. 11 Syracuse or George Washington on Saturday. Wholeslae Jerseys NFL Jerseys Cheap Wholesale NBA Jerseys Cheap NHL Jerseys Cheap MLB Jerseys Wholesale Soccer Jerseys Cheap College Jerseys Cheap Football Jerseys Cheap Basketball Jerseys Cheap Baseball Jerseys ' ' ' 
Daniel Worrall, Joe Mennie and Chris Tremain have been chosen for Australias limited-overs tour of South Africa after the selectors were compelled to dig deep into the nations pace reserves to cover for the resting Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood. Zach Gentry Jersey .For a series that will be played in conditions more suited to pacemen than the just completed bout with Sri Lanka, Worrall, Mennie and Tremain have been rewarded for breakout domestic seasons for South Australia and Victoria, the two sides that contested last seasons Sheffield Shield final.National selector Rod Marsh said the seam and swing bowling trio will be needed to support John Hastings and Scott Boland against South Africa and also the opening match against Ireland. Nathan Coulter-Nile, James Pattinson, Pat Cummins and Peter Siddle were among the bowlers not able to be considered due to injury. Usman Khawaja, who played two ODIs against Sri Lanka with scores of 6 and 0, was left out of the squad. Adam Zampa is the frontline spinner in the squad with Nathan Lyon also omitted.Chris, Joe and Daniel all had terrific summers last year and have also impressed us during the recent Australia A series with consistent performances, Marsh said. They are young players with a bright future who thoroughly deserve their selection and we look forward to seeing them work with John Hastings and Scott Boland, who have both performed well for Australia since returning from injury.Mennie and Worrall formed a potent seam and swing combination alongside Chadd Sayers for the Redbacks last season, while Tremain moved from New South Wales to Victoria and soon found himself spearheading the bowling attack for the team that eventually lifted the Shield.I think consistently playing has been a big help, Tremain said in Melbourne. People keep saying I got starved for opportunity in NSW but I dont think that was the case. It was a matter of not doing the right things at the right time to give yourself an opportunity to play there. Coming down to Victoria I got a few good opportunities early, did ok and rolled with the punches early.Then, rather than worrying about whether I was going to play the next game I worried about the next ball or how I was going to stay in the moment rather than worry about what had gone or what was going to happen. If there was any big change in my game it would be more upstairs in my head than anything else. Playing consistently and not worrying too much about whether I was going to play the next game, was a big step.Tremains first Australian tour will coincide with that of the new assistant coach David Saker, who took up the role as Darren Lehmanns deputy after helping guide the Bushrangers to the Shield. A plain speaker, Saker has ensured Tremain stays level in mindset, neither seduced by success nor downtrodden by failure.He just called and said what are the odds that my first tour is your first tour? Tremain said. Hes good and hes no punches pulled, so Im sure regardless or playing for the Renegades or Victoria or Australia coming up, if Ive done something wrong you get scolded for it and rightly so.If you do something right its not a big pump up, its a pat on the back and congratulations for doing your job. Hes really good at keeping people level, keeping people concentrated on what they need to do and not getting too far ahead or behind what theyre doing.While South African pitches should provide more assistance than Sri Lanka, Tremain said that the high benchmark being set by the likes of Hastings gave him a level of consistency to aim for. Ive been watching the ODIs in Sri Lanka at the moment and they look like theyre very difficult to bowl on, he said. Watching John Hastings and Scotty Boland work over there, [James] Faulkner, the way they go about their business on flat wickets is a really good viewing point for wickets that might offer a little bit more.Doing the hard work on these flat wickets just makes it that little bit easier on a wicket that might offer a bit more. Rather than looking at what we might get in South Africa Ive been looking at what its like when it is really hard and flat and you cant get the ball up around their ears or get it to swing. Viewing that sort of stuff has put me into a mainframe that things are going to be difficult, they might not be as difficult as Sri Lanka, but if I prepare for something really difficult and get a pleasant surprise, then grab it with both hands.Travis Head retained his place in the ODI squad following a series of cameo performances in Sri Lanka, but there was no room for Glenn Maxwell. Mitchell Marsh returned to the squad after being rested from the Sri Lanka ODIs, while the captain Steven Smith also returned to the ranks.Australia will play Ireland in Benoni on September 27 followed by the five ODIs against South Africa starting September 30 in Centurion.ODI squad: Steven Smith (capt), David Warner, George Bailey, Scott Boland, James Faulkner, Aaron Finch, John Hastings, Travis Head, Mitchell Marsh, Shaun Marsh, Joe Mennie, Chris Tremain, Matthew Wade (wk), Daniel Worrall, Adam Zampa. Kevin Greene Jersey . The Oilers come in having lost five in a row (0-4-1) and 16 of their last 20 games, dropping a 2-1 decision to the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday. Trey Griffey Jersey . Francis told several hundred members of the European Olympic Committees that when sport "is considered only in economic terms and consequently for victory at every cost . http://www.cheapsteelersjerseysauthentic.com/?tag=authentic-devin-bush-jersey . 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. ARLINGTON, Texas -- Jonathan Villar had two home runs and a career-high five RBI and Matt Garza beat his former team as the Milwaukee Brewers defeated the Texas Rangers 8-3 on Monday night.The loss dropped American League West-champion Texas one-half game behind the Boston Red Sox in the race for the leagues best record. The Cleveland Indians pulled within one-half game of the Rangers.Villar, the major leagues stolen base leader with 59, hit a two-run homer in the fifth inning and a three-run shot in the seventh. He also doubled.Garza (6-8) allowed three runs and six hits in six innings. He spent the second half of the 2013 season with Texas as a rental acquisition from the Chicago Cubs, going 4-5 with a 4.38 ERA. It was Garzas first appearance against Texas since 2010.Rangers starter Martin Perez (10-11) was looking to set a career high for wins in a season. He gave up a season-high eight earned runs and nine hits in 6 2/3 innings. His home record this season fell to 8-3.Jonathan Lucroy, who played 6 1/2 seasons for Milwaukee before being traded to Texas on Aug. 1, faced his previous team for the first time. Lucroy went 1 for 4.Jeremy Jeffress, acquired by Texas in the same trade, made his first appearance since being reinstated Friday from the restricted list. He was arrested on a drunken driving charrge in Dallas on Aug. Javon Hargrave Jersey. 26 and was sent to an inpatient rehab clinic. Jeffress retired all four batters he faced.SHORT HOPSMilwaukee clinched fourth place in the NL Central. . Perez added to his major league-leading total of groundball double plays induced with his 36th of the season in the sixth inning. . Elvis Andrus and Carlos Gomez, another former Brewer, both had three hits for Texas.TRAINERS ROOMBrewers: RHP Taylor Jungmann wont pitch again this season after suffering a hip abductor during his start last Saturday night, which was his first in the majors since April.Rangers: OF Shin-Soo Choo (left forearm fracture) had three hits and two walks batting in all seven innings of an Instructional League game on Monday . Manager Jeff Banister said he hopes to get RHP Tony Barnette (strained oblique), who last pitched on Sept. 4, into Tuesday nights game.UP NEXTBrewers RHP Jimmy Nelson (8-15) leads the NL in losses after getting off to a 3-1 start. Rangers RHP A.J. Griffin (7-4) lasted only 1 2/3 innings last Tuesday in Anaheim, allowing three hits and four walks. If Texas elects to go with four starters in the Division Series, Griffin is a contender for the final slot. 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GLASGOW, Scotland -- Taking an ice-bath has long been part of Andy Murrays post-match recovery routine -- for those who havent experienced its horrors for themselves, think having a mid-winter dip in a loch in the Scottish Highlands, only colder.Its Murrays belief -- and also the view of those he pays to look after his body -- that the suffering he goes through in that bathtub is the best way of clearing a build-up of lactic acid in his legs and starting the repairs.But the experience would have felt a little new for him on Friday evening in Glasgow. Never before had he taken one of those baths after a contest as arduous as his singles defeat against Argentinas Juan Martin del Potro in this Davis Cup semifinal, with the match lasting for five hours and seven minutes, making it the longest of his career. So on Friday evening Murray had no way of knowing what physical shape he will be in ahead of Saturdays doubles rubber when he is supposed to be partnering his older brother Jamie at the Emirates Arena.That ice-bath -- quite possibly the most significant of his career -- could even have some bearing on whether Murray will appear at all on Saturday, with the possibility that Dan Evans could deputise for him. Though Leon Smith, the British captain, nominated the Murray brothers -- who have become such a force in this competition -- he can change his selections up to an hour before the match begins at 2 p.m. local time.With the defending champions trailing 0-2 after losing both singles rubbers on the opening day -- Guido Pella beat Kyle Edmund in four sets -- they must win the doubles to avoid being bumped from the competition. Even if Britain were to take the doubles rubber, they would have to win both of Sundays singles matches to make the final. And only twice before, in more than a century of the Davis Cup, have Britain recovered from such a deficit, with those victories coming against Germany in 1930 and more recently against Russia in 2013.In truth, all the ice-cubes in Glasgow probably wouldnt have Murrray back at the peak of his physical powers before Saturday afternoon when the brothers are scheduled to play Federico Delbonis and Leonardo Mayer [that pairing could also be changed]. Rashaad Coward Jersey. Last season Britain won the Davis Cup for the first time since 1936. Whether they go through to a second successive final -- to potentially make more history against France or Croatia in November -- could be determined by the success or otherwise of that ice-bath. Holding Murray back for the reverse singles, when hes due to play Pella, comes with considerable risk, as if Argentina win the doubles, Sundays tennis will be dead.Even before he played Del Potro, Murray was sounding fatigued after a long summer which has brought titles at Wimbledon and the Olympics. For all his mental and physical resilience, Murray is not without his limits.Ill have to see how I pull up when I wake up and then Ill probably make a decision, said Murray. I had never played a match that long. Ive played matches close to that length but none after an extremely long stretch of playing, so I dont know how I will feel.If the Glaswegian crowd might not see both of the Murray brothers, they are guaranteed at least one, with Jamie playing the best tennis of his life this season. After forming a new alliance with Brazilian Bruno Soares at the start of the year, Jamie became a Grand Slam champion for the first time with their success at the Australian Open and just a week ago they gathered another major at the US Open.For all his success at the slams, some of the best memories of Jamies career were made playing in front of his Scottish fanbase, with both last years first-round tie against the United States and the semifinal against Australia staged here at the Emirates Arena. Theres the opportunity here -- whoever he has alongside him -- to make some more. Can Jamie propel Britain to the most astonishing of comebacks? Wholeslae Jerseys NFL Jerseys Cheap Wholesale NBA Jerseys Cheap NHL Jerseys Cheap MLB Jerseys Wholesale Soccer Jerseys Cheap College Jerseys Cheap Football Jerseys Cheap Basketball Jerseys Cheap Baseball Jerseys ' ' ' 
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Sure, efforts to increase the amount of people playing golf shouldnt go unrecognized, but the worlds biggest tours have largely remained stagnant. The popular takeaway has been that these tours are all in favor of growing the game, just as long as they dont have to veer too far from the status quo.Three announcements in the past week alone, though, have already triggered the changing times in golf.The PGA Tour revealed that next years edition of the Zurich Classic will be a team event, featuring 80 two-man pairings competing alongside each other in the only officially sanctioned non-individual tournament on the schedule.The Web.com Tour, the largest developmental tour of the PGA circuit, announced that its season will begin with two events in the Bahamas that are played in consecutive rounds starting on Sunday and finishing on Wednesday in an effort to maximize interest on otherwise golf-less days.The European Tour, fresh off a few non-competitive nighttime challenges before tournaments, is looking into the potential of contesting an entire competitive event under a dark sky and bright lights.These are brilliant ideas, all of them, for the simple reason that theyre not the status quo. That doesnt mean theyll all be endlessly successful or grow the game, but they will break the mold. Theyll move outside a box that has too frequently confined professional events to the usual conformist standards.It can be argued that golf doesnt need such tweaks at its highest levels, at least not in the most literal sense, but it can more easily be argued that new ideas can be beneficial to helping the overall cause.Is it needed? I dont have any idea. I would probably say no, Zach Johnson explained. But can it be a positive in the long run? Absolutely. To add something to a product thats already tremendous and make it better -- whether its lights, dates, formats -- Im all for it. If it can help the game, if it helps fans of the game and makes us players hungrier to play more, sure. I see no issues with it.Its a trial and error process, added Jim Furyk. If its good and the fans like it and the sponsor likes it and the players like it, heck yeah, lets go. Lets keep doing it. If it doesnt work, well come up with some new ideas. Theres nothing wrong with trying.Therein lies an inherent issue with outside the box thinking: It cant only serve one master. These new ideas have to fit the desires of fans, sponsors and players, which is a more difficult concept than it might seem.Each of these ideas proposed in the past week meets all of the criteria. Each should help grow the game -- or at least enhance the entertainment factor -- without failing to fulfill the needs of one of these parties.Obviously, the tried and true traditional fan is always going to watch golf, Brandt Snedeker said. But how do we get the casual fan involved? How do we get people who dont think golf is cool to watch an event? We saw that at the Ryder Cup; people who traditionally dont watch golf watched it. How can we use that to our advantage? Its good to try it, see how it goes, see the fan response and go from there.For too long, golf has remained reluctant to stray from the status quo at professional tournaments. Finally the industry is starting to listen to its own grow the game implorations. Some of the ideas might be instant hits, others might prove to be flops.But thats beside the point. The games leaders are becoming more open to ideas. At least theyre now starting to try some ideas and see what works. Ozzie Newsome Browns Jersey . Coach Tom Thibodeau says the former MVP will probably start travelling with the team in the next few weeks. Rose tore the meniscus in his right knee at Portland in November and was ruled out for the remainder of the season by the Bulls. 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She would ultimately get fifth at the tournament, her highest placing yet at a major US event. The wins are nice, but, for SuperGirlKels, Smash is a passion and she just wants to enjoy her time playing it.SuperGirlKels love of the game goes way back to playing Super Smash Bros. 64 with her dad, who introduced her to gaming at a young age Growing up, my mom was the one working very hard from 9-5, six days a week, so I got to spend a lot of time with my dad, she says. She remembers playing a variety of Nintendo titles like Kirby and Pokémon together, but she admits that Segas classic platformer Sonic the Hedgehog may have had the biggest impact on her. When my mom and dad were dating, they bonded a lot over Sonic 1 for the Genesis. When I was born, they already had the cartridge along with Sonic 2, she recalls. Sonic 2 was easier to handle at the age of four, and I just fell in love with it.She loved the game so much that it inspired her to get serious about competing with the release of Super Smash Bros. Brawl, which featured Segas blue hedgehog as a playable character. When I heard that Sonic was a playable character, my favorite character, I was so hyped, she says. I knew right away that I had a goal to be one of the best Sonics. As she started competing, she says her dad didnt really get the point of traveling to play games, but he was always supportive. He didnt exactly think it would become a passion, says SuperGirlKels. Its funny because as a family trip back in 2012, I really wanted to go to APEX. He said, Lets go this one time for fun! Little did he know what he was about to spark into my life!Seeing the strength of the Smash community at that event inspired SuperGirlKels even more, and she spent the next two years practicing with friends she met on All Is Brawl, an online Smash forum and ladder ranking site. Thanks to Brawls online capabilities, SuperGirlKels was able to connect with Smash fans all over the world. I trained there a lot with random people, she says. It was super laggy, but I definitely did learn.Once she felt confident in her play, SuperGirlKels started traveling to compete at larger events, and soon had her breakout performance in 2014 at a US national tournament called SKTAR 3. I think I was just turning 18, and in my bracket I played the best player in France at the time, she says, referring to the Marth main Nassim Leon Laib. Everyone watched intensely and it was super hype. He ended up winning 2-1, but I almost beat him, and thats when things pretty much started for me. Smash 4 would release just a few months later and SuperGirlKels, along with many of the other top Brawl players, would make the switch to the new title.SuperGirlKels quickly found success in Smash 4, placing top 8 at Canadian majors like Montreal ComicCup and Canada Cup within the first year of release, becoming the first female Smasher to do so in Canada. Today she is considered a top professional in Smash 4, thanks in part to her unique approach to Sonic.I believe Im probably one of the most different Sonic mains out there; thats just my style, she says, referring to her aggressive tactics, Im very up in your face and I like to make my opponent nervous. I like to pressure them and bait out mistakes. SuperGirlKels likes to think her playstyle is reflective of Sonics actual personality. I like to play Sonic for the character he is. Hes supposed to be annnoying but aggressive at the same time, she says, adding that most opponents arent expecting to face that type of Sonic. Greedy Williams Youth Jersey. I definitely try to make him as fun as possible.Nowhere is this style more evident than in her APEX 2016 winners matches against Mew2King. She keeps the pressure on with constant approaches, which is a risky maneuver against Cloud and his many KO options. However, SuperGirlKels says she felt prepared, having studied his sets at EGLX and practiced with a friend in Montreal. I realized hes the type of player who really likes to focus on reading and seeing the science of the game, says SuperGirlKels. I figured throwing out some random stuff would throw him off, and thats what ended up working.After winning the game, SuperGirlKels brother Jayy rushed the stage to congratulate her, but she says she was already focused on the next match. I kind of enjoy the moment when it happened, but at the same time I treat all players the same and I gotta stay focused on the next player coming up.SuperGirlKels win over M2K, and her overall performance at the event, created quite a buzz on Twitter, with many big names in the Smash community applauding her play. One tweet from Melee pro Juan Hungrybox Debiedma said, Honestly SuperGirlKels beating M2K is awesome. Shes breaking the far-too-old stigma that a girl cant be a pro smasher. F**king amazing.SuperGirlKels says it feels incredible to be one of the catalysts for changing outdated gender norms. In the past, she has always done her best not to let any negativity get to her. It definitely is something that stands out to a woman in Smash, and it is kind of sad, she says, but I just focused on me and what I can do, and never cared what people had to say about me. At the end of the day SuperGirlKels wants to have fun playing the game, but she doesnt mind if other players see her as an inspiration. If I can trigger something that can motivate other people or other women to get into the Smash community, its really awesome, she says. Were all human and we all have the same potential; we just have to do it.SuperGirlKels says her current goal is to move further up the Montreal Smash 4 power rankings, where she is currently ranked #3 behind the brothers Ally and Holy. However, she isnt solely focused on her own improvement; she wants to help advance the Smash community as a whole. She runs a website similar to All Is Brawl to help new players find their way into the scene, and is planning on hosting Smash 4 weeklies in Montreal.Recently, while attending a friends graduation party, she even got a chance to introduce a new generation of gamers to Smash, an experience she shared with a short video on her Twitter account. Noticing a group of bored kids at the party, she decided to teach them how to play. The results were magic, and they all kept falling in love with the characters, she says. They played for hours and it was hard to get them off the game. We have to realize that if we want esports to continue we have to keep inspiring. Thats what I saw that night, so I had to capture it!Its awesome teaching kids how to play Smash and introduce them to Nintendo characters for the first time ???? pic.twitter.com/NYYlUNJe1G— Circa | HoH_SGK (@SuperGirlKels) June 26, 2016SuperGirlKels wants to keep competing for as long as she can, but she is also pursuing a number of interests outside of Smash as well. Im working towards maybe being on the radio someday, or some sort of entertainment media, she says. Smash 4 is a passion to me; its not a job. It should be a getaway. She says she currently has two albums for DJing and does YouTube videos to work on her broadcasting skills. 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GLASGOW, Scotland -- Taking an ice-bath has long been part of Andy Murrays post-match recovery routine -- for those who havent experienced its horrors for themselves, think having a mid-winter dip in a loch in the Scottish Highlands, only colder.Its Murrays belief -- and also the view of those he pays to look after his body -- that the suffering he goes through in that bathtub is the best way of clearing a build-up of lactic acid in his legs and starting the repairs.But the experience would have felt a little new for him on Friday evening in Glasgow. Never before had he taken one of those baths after a contest as arduous as his singles defeat against Argentinas Juan Martin del Potro in this Davis Cup semifinal, with the match lasting for five hours and seven minutes, making it the longest of his career. So on Friday evening Murray had no way of knowing what physical shape he will be in ahead of Saturdays doubles rubber when he is supposed to be partnering his older brother Jamie at the Emirates Arena.That ice-bath -- quite possibly the most significant of his career -- could even have some bearing on whether Murray will appear at all on Saturday, with the possibility that Dan Evans could deputise for him. Though Leon Smith, the British captain, nominated the Murray brothers -- who have become such a force in this competition -- he can change his selections up to an hour before the match begins at 2 p.m. local time.With the defending champions trailing 0-2 after losing both singles rubbers on the opening day -- Guido Pella beat Kyle Edmund in four sets -- they must win the doubles to avoid being bumped from the competition. Even if Britain were to take the doubles rubber, they would have to win both of Sundays singles matches to make the final. And only twice before, in more than a century of the Davis Cup, have Britain recovered from such a deficit, with those victories coming against Germany in 1930 and more recently against Russia in 2013.In truth, all the ice-cubes in Glasgow probably wouldnt have Murrray back at the peak of his physical powers before Saturday afternoon when the brothers are scheduled to play Federico Delbonis and Leonardo Mayer [that pairing could also be changed]. Rashaad Coward Jersey. Last season Britain won the Davis Cup for the first time since 1936. Whether they go through to a second successive final -- to potentially make more history against France or Croatia in November -- could be determined by the success or otherwise of that ice-bath. Holding Murray back for the reverse singles, when hes due to play Pella, comes with considerable risk, as if Argentina win the doubles, Sundays tennis will be dead.Even before he played Del Potro, Murray was sounding fatigued after a long summer which has brought titles at Wimbledon and the Olympics. For all his mental and physical resilience, Murray is not without his limits.Ill have to see how I pull up when I wake up and then Ill probably make a decision, said Murray. I had never played a match that long. Ive played matches close to that length but none after an extremely long stretch of playing, so I dont know how I will feel.If the Glaswegian crowd might not see both of the Murray brothers, they are guaranteed at least one, with Jamie playing the best tennis of his life this season. After forming a new alliance with Brazilian Bruno Soares at the start of the year, Jamie became a Grand Slam champion for the first time with their success at the Australian Open and just a week ago they gathered another major at the US Open.For all his success at the slams, some of the best memories of Jamies career were made playing in front of his Scottish fanbase, with both last years first-round tie against the United States and the semifinal against Australia staged here at the Emirates Arena. Theres the opportunity here -- whoever he has alongside him -- to make some more. Can Jamie propel Britain to the most astonishing of comebacks? Wholeslae Jerseys NFL Jerseys Cheap Wholesale NBA Jerseys Cheap NHL Jerseys
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Most of the team comments come courtesy of the SweetSpot Blog Network.Past rankings: Week 14 |?Week 13 |?Week 12 |?Week 11 |?Week 10 | ?Week 9 |?Week 8 |?Week 7 |?Week 6 |?Week 5 |?Week 4 | Week 3 | Week 2 | Week 1 | Preseason1. San Francisco GiantsRecord:?57-36 Week 14 ranking: No. 1The Giants returned from the All-Star break by losing a three-game set against the Padres, including a walk-off balk by closer Santiago Casilla on Saturday. San Francisco travels east to face the Red Sox and Yankees this week in what will be a challenging test for the NL West leaders. -- Jeff Wiser (@OutfieldGrass24), Inside the Zona2. Washington NationalsRecord: 56-37 Week 14 ranking: No. 2After Sundays pinch-hit home run, Daniel Murphy is hitting .350 with 18 home runs and a .608 slugging percentage. The only second baseman to hit .350 and slug .600 with at least 20 home runs is Rogers Hornsby (who did it six times!). -- David Schoenfield (@dschoenfield), SweetSpot3. Chicago CubsRecord:?55-36 Week 14 ranking: No. 3The Cubs begin the second half with a stretch of games that allows them to not have to board a plane until their Aug. 5 trip to Oakland. --?Joe Aiello (@VFTB), View from the Bleachers4. Cleveland IndiansRecord:?54-37 Week 14 ranking: No. 4Even though the Indians attempted to appeal to the baseball gods in regard to the struggles and bad luck of Yan Gomes, it doesnt appear to have worked. After hitting .165/.198/.313 this season, Gomes sustained what appeared to be a serious injury in Sunday afternoons game. Maybe they shouldve gotten the live chicken. --?Stephanie Liscio (@stephanieliscio), Its Pronounced Lajaway5. Boston Red SoxRecord: 51-39 Week 14 ranking: No. 9After adding the underrated Brad Ziegler as a rental before the break, the Red Sox picked up Drew Pomeranz, who translated some relief success with the Athletics to a breakout in the Padres rotation. The team paid a high price for Pomeranz, who has thrown 102 innings this season, 35.1 short of his career high as a professional. -- Ryan P. Morrison (@ryanpmorrison), Inside the Zona6. Baltimore OriolesRecord:?53-37 Week 14 ranking: No. 7Is Dylan Bundy going to stay in the Orioles rotation? Buck Showalter made the somewhat surprising decision to give Bundy a start, but what happens now? Bundy cant handle a full starters workload, and the Os may need another starting pitcher anyway even if Bundy sticks. --?Matt Kremnitzer (@mattkremnitzer), Camden Depot7. Texas RangersRecord:?55-38 Week 14 ranking: No. 5The Rangers, once with the best record in the American League, will need to pick things up if they want to do more than compete for a wild-card spot come October. How bad has it been? Since July 1, the pitching staff had put up an ERA of 7.43 heading into Sunday. --?Brandon Land (@onestrikeaway), One Strike Away8. Los Angeles DodgersRecord:?52-42 Week 14 ranking: No. 8Clayton Kershaws back passed another test Saturday with a 60-pitch simulated game at Dodger Stadium, and he is potentially lined up to pitch Thursday night for the Dodgers in Washington. Meanwhile, Los Angeles was among the clubs scouting the Friday night start of Tampa Bays Chris Archer. Archer was acquired by current Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman in 2011 when he ran the Rays. --?Diane Firstman (@dianagram), Value Over Replacement Grit9. Toronto Blue JaysRecord:?52-42 Week 14 ranking: No. 6The decision to sign first baseman Justin Smoak to a two-year extension does not mean Toronto has have given up on the possibility of bringing back Edwin Encarnacion this offseason. Toronto has eight players who are eligible for free agency at the end of the season: Jose Bautista, Michael Saunders, R.A. Dickey, Drew Storen, Jesse Chavez, Brett Cecil, Gavin Floyd and Encarnacion. -- Diane Firstman (@dianagram), Value Over Replacement Grit10. Houston AstrosRecord: 50-42 Week 14 ranking: No. 10The signing of Cuban infielder Yulieski Gurriel to a five-year contract seemingly creates a logjam at third base, with top prospect Alex Bregman nearly ready as well. Luis Valbuena can slide over to first base and maybe Gurriel DHs, considering Evan Gattis has been terrible (.279 OBP). -- David Schoenfield (@dschoenfield), SweetSpot11. New York MetsRecord: 49-42 Week 14 ranking: No. 11The Mets lead the majors with a 3.46 ERA on the road, but their record away from home is only 23-22. David Wright, who last played on May 27, leads the team in stolen bases with three.?--?Joe Janish (@metstoday),?MetsToday.com12. St. Louis CardinalsRecord:?47-44 Week 14 ranking: No. 13Maybe its time to bench Jhonny Peralta and see what Greg Garcia can do playing every day. Peralta is hitting .221/.258/.416 in 120 plate appearances while Garcia is hitting .333 in 75 at-bats, but with 16 walks for a .462 OBP. -- David Schoenfield (@dschoenfield), SweetSpot13. Miami MarlinsRecord: 49-42 Week 14 ranking: No. 14Miami, fully in the race for a wild-card berth, is looking to upgrade its rotation in advance of the Aug. 1 trade deadline, but the club remains resistant to dealing players off its active roster. The Marlins have been linked to starters such as?Rich Hill of the As, and Michael Pineda?and?Nathan Eovaldi of the Yankees, if New York decides to become a seller. --?Diane Firstman (@dianagram), Value Over Replacement Grit14. Pittsburgh PiratesRecord:?47-45 Week 14 ranking: No. 12Were seeing the future of the Pirates, who are in the thick of the wild-card race: Tyler Glasnow held his own in a cameo before the break, Jameson Taillon is due back Tuesday, and Chad Kuhl is getting a chance to show his excellent minor league numbers were not a fluke. Josh Bell collected two walks, a single and a home run in his first four MLB plate appearances before being sent down to shake off some fielding rust in the outfield. -- Ryan P. Morrison (@ryanpmorrison), Inside the Zona15. Detroit TigersRecord: 48-44 Week 14 ranking: No. 15Over the past few years, people were wondering if Justin Verlander was done. Though the 3.91 ERA doesnt scream elite, the fact that hes tied for second in the league in quality starts with 13 for a team that desperately needs consistency in its rotation suggests the Tigers are glad he still has some gas in the tank.?--?Richard Bergstrom (@rbergstromjr), Rockies Zingers16. Kansas City RoyalsRecord:?46-45 Week 14 ranking: No. 16Theyll certainly be looking for starting pitching at just a game over .500, but maybe they can take solace that back in 2014 they were 47-44 at this point, and actually fell to 48-50 before heating up in late July. -- David Schoenfield (@dschoenfield), SweetSpot17. Seattle MarinersRecord: 46-46 Week 14 ranking: No. 18Seattle sits sixth in the AL in runs scored, but 10th in runs allowed. Pitching has been the issue for the Ms, who got a stellar seven-inning, eight-strikeout performance from Hisashi Iwakuma in shutting out the Astros on Saturday. Felix Hernandez will return Wednesday against the White Sox after a lengthy DL stint -- Jeff Wiser (@OutfieldGrass24), Inside the Zona18. Chicago White SoxRecord:?45-46 Week 14 ranking: No. 17On the road to start baseballs second half, the White Sox were blanked in back-to-back contests against the Angels. They wasted an excellent start Saturday by James Shields, who pitched eight innings of two-hit ball but couldnt find any run support in the loss. -- Jeff Wiser (@OutfieldGrass24), Inside the Zona19. New York YankeesRecord: 45-46 Week 14 ranking: No. 19Taking three of four from the Indians before the All-Star break helped keep the Yankees feeble playoff hopes alive. If losing two of three at home to the Red Sox out of the break didnt completely snuff them out, it should have been enough to convince the entire front office that the time to sell is now. The next few weeks might be the most interesting ones in the entire 2016 Yankees season. --?Stacey Gotsulias (@StaceGots),?Its About the Money20. Philadelphia PhilliesRecord:?43-50 Week 14 ranking: No. 21In terms of the flashy stats, Jeanmar Gomez is in the middle of a career year with 25 saves and a career-low 2.53 ERA. In terms of the underlying metrics, he has been extremely lucky on base hits finding Phillies gloves, posting a .253 BABIP vs. a career rate of .296. In terms of the trade deadline, hes a sell-high candidate?--?Richard Bergstrom (@rbergstromjr), Rockies Zingers21. Colorado RockiesRecord:?42-49 Week 14 ranking: No. 20If were going to discount Rockies hitters, then perhaps we should give extra credit to Jon Gray, who has become the ace of the Colorado Rockies staff. He has given the Rockies length, going at least six innings in eight of his past 10 starts and hasnt allowed more than four runs since May 19. Rate-stat wise, his 1.17 WHIP is stellar, and hes striking out more than a batter per inning (9.73 K/9)--?Richard Bergstrom (@rbergstromjr), Rockies Zingers22. Oakland AthleticsRecord: 40-52 Week 14 ranking: No. 25The As reportedly wanted Anderson Espinoza for Rich Hill, with the Red Sox instead dealing for Padres lefty Drew Pomeranz. Hill didnt help his trade value by leaving his start Sunday after five pitches with a blister issue. -- David Schoenfield (@dschoenfield), SweetSpot23. Los Angeles AngelsRecord: 40-52 Week 14 ranking: No. 23Matt Shoemaker continued his resurgence with a 13-strikeout shutout and has a 2.36 ERA over his past 11 starts. What if the Angels put him on the trade block? -- David Schoenfield (@dschoenfield), SweetSpot24. Milwaukee BrewersRecord: 39-51 Week 14 ranking: No. 24Jimmy Nelson began the second half of the season on a high note, tossing seven scoreless innings against Cincinnati on Saturday night. It was his first time reaching the seventh inning since May 29. -- Gabe Stoltz (@Stoltzy3), Disciples of Uecker25. San Diego PadresRecord: 41-51 Week 14 ranking: No. 22Teenage pitching phenoms carry a ton of risk, but the recently acquired Anderson Espinoza is one to dream on. Because of Espinozas small stature (6-foot, 160 pounds), big stuff and solid command, he draws some comparisons to Pedro Martinez. The resurgence of Melvin Upton Jr. (.262/.311/.454) is making him a trade candidate. -- Diane Firstman (@dianagram), Value Over Replacement Grit26. Arizona DiamondbacksRecord: 40-53 Week 14 ranking: No. 26On Saturday, Jake Lamb doubled off Kenley Jansen in the ninth to tie the score and tripled in the 12th before scoring as the games walk-off run. Lambs 0.78 win probability added performance in that game left him with 4.17 WPA for the season, making him first in all of MLB. -- Ryan P. Morrison (@ryanpmorrison), Inside the Zona27. Tampa Bay RaysRecord: 35-56 Week 14 ranking: No. 27Give kudos to Kevin Cash for keeping the Rays players together during this stretch of three wins in 27 games. You watch from afar with expectations of an outburst or player dissension, but so far the band plays on. Poorly. The only question remaining is who will be left on Aug. 2. --?Jason Hanselman (@sandykazmir), The Process Report28. Minnesota TwinsRecord: 33-58 Week 14 ranking: No. 28With the trade deadline two weeks away, the last-place Twins are in seller mode. Their lone All-Star rep, Eduardo Nunez, is one candidate to help a contender. Other chips include catcher Kurt Suzuki and starter Ervin Santana. Terry Ryan has indicated that he will be open to listening to any offer. -- Nick Nelson (@NickNelsonMN), Twins Daily29. 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Its another challenging week with six teams on a bye again, plus some other notable injuries to contend with. Stephen Anderson Jersey . Your lineup may look far from ideal this week, but the same holds true for others in your league.If you deftly worked the waiver wire and are well informed, you should be set up well during Week 9. But if you are still struggling to roll out an adequate fantasy crew, well get you in position to win as every victory now becomes magnified in terms of determining playoff positioning.FILLING IN FOR PATSThe Patriots are on a bye, which means you have to fill in for Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski and LeGarrette Blount. At quarterback, you can consider Colin Kaepernick, who faces the Saints 28th-ranked pass defense and can at least give you adequate production because of his rushing potential. A good statistical result would be if he throws more than one TD pass or runs in a score. He is one of the best running quarterbacks in the league and anything he can additionally provide you with in the passing game in a friendly matchup will be a welcome bonus. Dak Prescott takes on a Browns team that has allowed an NFL-high 19 TD passes and Ryan Tannehill opposes the Jets, who have the leagues lowest-ranked pass defense.TIGHT END REPLACEMENTSIn addition to finding a sub for Gronkowski this week, fantasy owners may also have to replace Jordan Reed, Tyler Eifert and others at tight end. St. Louis Lance Kendricks is a quality one week play or streamer against a Panthers defense that allows 12.2 fantasy points per game to the position according to FantasyPros.com, second-most among all teams. The Browns allow 11.7 FFPG to tight ends, third-most in the league, and while Jason Witten is not the fantasy producer he used to be, consider plugging him in as well.RUNNING BACK UNCERTAINTYBlount is possibly the most dependable TD producer in the game right now, and David Johnson is widely regarded as the best RB overall in fantasy. There is also uncertainty about the availability of Spencer Ware and LeSean McCoy. Many fantasy owners are digging deep for help at the position. Consider Seattles C.J. Prosise in point-per-reception formats, as he has big-play potential and can also be a safety target for Russell Wilson, who is hindered by injury. Derrick Henry could see an expanded role for the Titans this week as DeMarco Murray is dealing with a toe injury, and Tim Hightower saw more work last week and faces the 49ers, who have the leagues worst run defense by far. If you picked up Hightower, dont hesitate to use him. Miami has been vulnerable to RBs this year, so you can use Bilal Powell in PPR formats.WIDEOUTSSome top wide receivers on a bye include A.J. Green and Larry Fitzgerald, plus T.Y. Hilton has a hamstring problem that is making his availability uncertain. Very deep options include Torrey Smith, who could get a downfield shot or two to make some significant statistical contributions against New Orleans, and Kenny Stills against a Jets secondary that is very prone to giving up big plays. Kenny Britt opposes the Panthers, who have the worst pass defense in the NFC, and Darrius Heyward-Bey moves into the starting lineup against a Ravens defense that has allowed 14 TD passes.BIG BEN RETURNSBen Roethlisberger (knee) is expected to return this week, and should boost the outlook of those involved in the Steelers passing game. Fantasy owners will not need to worry about the production of Antonio Brown, and Sammie Coates can be returned to lineups as a third starting wide receiver. Tight end Ladarius Green is not quite ready to come back from an ankle injury, though, so expect Brown, Coates and Heyward-Bey to be the main receiving producers for Pittsburgh.CHARGERS INJURIESThe San Diego WR corps continues to deal with injuries, as Travis Benjamin has a sprained PCL and Tyrell Williams has a knee issue, but is expected to play. Look for Dontrelle Inman, a unique combination of size and downfield potential, to possibly see a larger role in the offense beginning this week. He may still be a free agent in some leagues.PHILLY RUNNERSThe running back situation in Philadelphia appears to be unclear. Darren Sproles is too small to carry a full load, but Ryan Mathews has been dealing with fumbling issues. Keep using Sproles as a flex player in a PPR league, because his pass-catching skills always make him relevant, but keep Mathews benched for now if you are not dealing with bye or injury issues. This situation could remain fluent.CARR VS. DENVERDerek Carr threw for a Raiders record 513 yards and four TDs in Week 8. His reward? A date with the leagues best pass defense this week as he takes on the rival Broncos. Denver tends to be more vulnerable to the run, so the Raiders may lean some more on their ground game and this could be a lower-scoring affair between familiar divisional rivals. Carr totaled 425 passing yards and two TDs in the two games prior to his explosion last week, so dont assume he is surefire starter based on momentum. He may not be a top 10 fantasy QB this week and it would not be crazy to use Kaepernick over him.---This column was provided to The Associated Press by the Fantasy Sports Network, http://FNTSY.com Joe Cardona Jersey . -- Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson asked his players a simple question during Fridays morning shootaround: How many of them had ever been on a team 14 games over . Ted Karras Jersey . 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MILAN -- The race to become Serie As top scorer this season is up and running, with Gonzalo Higuain favorite to retain his title. Wyatt Ray Jersey .Higuain scored 36 goals last campaign for Napoli to break a 66-year-old Serie A record and could even surpass that mark after his 90 million euro ($99 million) transfer to Juventus.Higuain netted twice in Juventus 3-0 win at Empoli on Sunday to take his tally to six for the season, after seven rounds. Serie A leader Juventus moved four points clear of Napoli, which fell to a surprise 1-0 defeat at Atalanta.Argentina forward Higuain scored his first in the 67th minute with a powerful shot from outside the area, and doubled his tally three minutes later following a mistake from Empoli defender Marco Zambelli.Weve only been together for 40 days, what with the various international breaks, Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri said. Winning matches is the only thing that matters.Higuain scored two goals and had a few other shots. We dont know him yet. Who is more decisive between him and (Zlatan) Ibrahimovic? Ill tell you at the end of the season.Paulo Dybala, who had scored in Tuesdays 4-0 win at Dinamo Zagreb in the Champions League, broke the deadlock in the 65th for his first league goal of the season.I needed to score this goal in the league, Dybala said. I really needed it, after the goal in Zagreb my drought is over.Dybala finished a distant second in the scoring charts last season, with 19 goals.AC Milan forward Carlos Bacca and Inter Milans Mauro Icardi are also on six goals.Heres what else happened in Serie A:---ATALANTA 1, NAPOLI 0The match in Bergamo was supposed to be about Napoli forwards Jose Callejon and Arkadiusz Milik, instead it was Atalantas Andrea Petagna who grabbed the headlines. Previously the only side unbeaten in the league, Napoli lost for the first time this season in all formats.The 21-year-old Petagna capitalized on defensive errors in the ninth minute as Papu Gomezs cross sailed over Kalidou Koulibaly. It ricocheted off Faouzi Ghoulams face for Petagna to fire home.It was his third goal from as many shots on target this season.Atalanta could have doubled its lead as Boukary Drames effort crashed off the crossbar.---AC MILAN 4, SASSUOLO 3AC Milan fought back from 3-1 down to 4-3 up in the space of nine minutes in a frantic second half at San Siro.Former Milan defender Francesco Acerbi and Lorenzo Pellegrini had put Sassuolo seemingly firmly in control with two goals in as many minutes shortly after the interval, after the first half had finished 1-1.But Bacca reduced the deficit with a penalty and Manuel Locatelli equalized with a stunning long-range strike for his first Serie A goal. Gabriel Paletta headed in what was to prove the winner.After scoring, Locatelli was in tears as he raced toward where his family were sitting. The 18-year-old broke down again after the match, as he dedicated the goal to his parents and siblings.This is for all those who love me and believed in me, said Locatelli, who recently signed a contract extension until 2020. I cant believe it, its something that all kids hope for in their life.Milan coach Vincenzo Montella was sent off at halftime for dissent. His side moved level on points with third-placed Lazio and Chievo Verona, five behind Juventus.---ROMA 2, INTER MILAN 1Roma moved to 13 points, leapfrogging Inter after a thrilling end-to-end match in the Italian capital.There were 22 shots on goal in the first half alone, although only Edin Dzeko got on the scoresheet, firing Roma in front in the fifth minute.Both sides also hit the woodwork before Ever Banega levelled in the 72nd.However, Roma was back in front just four minutes later when Kostas Manolas header from a free kick went in after a deflection by Icardi.---OTHER MATCHESGiovanni Simeone scored his second goal in as many matches to help Genoa win 1-0 at Bologna, in a game which saw three players sent off.The 21-year-old Simeone is the son of current Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone, who scored more than 30 goals in Italy.Crotone, which is in its first ever season in Serie A, looks increasingly likely to go straight back down after its sixth defeat in seven matches, losing 2-1 at Cagliari.Elsewhere, Bruno Fernandes scored with the last kick of the match to snatch a 1-1 draw for Sampdoria at home to 10-man Palermo, while Fiorentina lost 2-1 at Torino. 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NEWTON, Mass. -- The NCAA is honoring the former Boston College baseball captain who inspired people around the world to dump buckets of ice water over their heads to raise millions of dollars for Lou Gehrigs Disease research.Pete Frates was 27 years old in 2012 when he was diagnosed with the disease, also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS.The NCAA said Thursday that Frates will receive its 2017 Inspiration Award in January.Frates is from Beverly, Massachusettts. J.T. Hassell Jersey. Since his diagnosis he has dedicated himself to efforts to find a cure for the neurodegenerative disease, which weakens muscles and impairs physical functioning.The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge raised more than $220 million in 2014. It took off as people posted videos of themselves doused with cold water and challenged their friends. 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SANTA CLARA, Calif. Xavier Grimble Jersey . -- Colin Kaepernick is keeping his starting job after getting benched during one of the worst performances of his career.Niners offensive coordinator Curtis Modkins said Tuesday that the embattled quarterback will start when San Francisco (1-11) hosts the Jets (3-9) on Sunday. Kaepernick completed just one pass in three quarters in a 26-6 loss to the Bears on Sunday.Kaepernick was removed from the game for Blaine Gabbert in the fourth quarter after taking five sacks and completing one pass, which came midway through the second quarter.We just decided during the game to try to see if Blaine could give us a spark and Kaps been the starter, Modkins said. Its nothing other than that.San Francisco finished with just six net yards passing after the weather dictated a heavy reliance on the running game. Gabbert completed four of his 10 attempts for 35 yards and took a safety after the game was out of hand.I was just watching how the ball was coming off (Kaepernicks) hands and what our chances were of completing it, 49ers coach Chip Kelly said afterward.San Francisco was able to run effectively for the majority of the afternoon, with 141 of the 49ers 147 total yards coming on the ground. But Chicago scored three straight touchdowns and the 49ers needed to pass to get back into the game.It was Kaepernicks first game in the snow of his career. The 49ers spent the week practicing in Orlando to save on travel time after a road loss in Miami. Kaepernick never appeared comfortable in the freezing temperatures while San Francisco extended is franchise-worst losing streak to 11.Elements always play a factor, Kaepernick said, but you have to be able to handle the elements. Thats part of football, thats part of what we get paid to do and we have to do a better job with that.Kaepernicks struggles in Chicago came as a surprise after he appeared to be turning a corner over the last month. Kaepernick threw for 1,110 yards in his previous four games since the bye week, the most of any four-game stretch of his career. He threw eight touchdowns and two interceptions, good for a passer rating of 96.0, with 223 yards rushing.But the Bears made sure to limit Kaepernicks legs, allowing just 20 yards on six runs. Kaepernick is second in the NFL in yards rushing by a quarterback behind Buffalos Tyrod Taylor.Sunday was a step backwards. We have to get on track this week, Kaepernick said. 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North Queensland backrower Ethan Lowe has refused to point the finger at Melbournes infamous grapple tactics despite suffering a season ending spinal injury against the Storm.The Cowboys are reeling from news that the form second-rower endured spinal cord damage early in their opening finals loss to the Storm last week.Lowe, 25, faces a three month recovery after going under the knife in the next fortnight.He cut a frustrated figure watching from the sidelines as North Queensland kept their title defence alive with a 26-20 extra-time semi-final win over Brisbane in Townsville on Friday night.But he did not want to play the blame game.I am not going to get into that, it was just a tackle, Lowe said.I am not going to lay blame on anyone.It was one of those things, rugby league is a collision sport.Things are going to happen.Lowe did reveal that he had suffered nerve damage in his neck in just his second hit-up against the Storm but was able to play out the match.Luckily we were able to pick it up in time and able to deal with it, Lowe said.It ended a breakout year for Lowe who at one stage was named Queensland Origin 18th man.When the doc told me on Monday my season was over, that was pretty tough -- I was pretty emotional, he said. Kameron Kelly Jersey. It hit me when I got home and I called my mum and dad, I think mum got more upset than I did which only made me worse.But I have now had time to let it sink in and deal with it - I am ready to get stuck into the rehab and get it over and done with.Lowe said he never feared the injury would be career threatening.Not at all. The specialist outlined everything that was happening and at no point was there talk of career ending stuff, he said.He said I should be right for next year.I havent thought long term, I just want to attack the rehab and get ready to go for next season.Besides preparing for surgery, Lowe hoped to also mentor 20 year old Coen Hess who has stepped up into the starting side for the injured backrower.Not that Hess needed too many tips.Hess was outstanding against the Broncos, amassing 188m from 18 runs plus 29 tackles.He was in everything, Lowe said.But hopefully I can talk to him in the next week and try and help him out.It was tough watching the boys and not being out there but in the end it was a great win. Wholeslae Jerseys NFL Jerseys Cheap Wholesale NBA Jerseys Cheap NHL Jerseys Cheap MLB Jerseys Wholesale Soccer Jerseys Cheap College Jerseys Cheap Football Jerseys Cheap Basketball Jerseys Cheap Baseball Jerseys ' ' ' 
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. Wilbert Montgomery Jersey . -- Deontay Wilder was ready, willing and able to defend his heavyweight world title in a mandatory fight against Alexander Povetkin in one of the divisions most anticipated fights on May 21 in Moscow.In fact, Wilder was taking the overseas assignment against easily his most dangerous opponent so seriously that he was spending the final few weeks of his training camp in Sheffield, England, in an effort to minimize the effect of the time change.Wilder, set to make a career-high purse of $4.5 million, was rearing to go. But nine days before the fight, the results of an April 27 random urine test came to light in which Povetkin tested positive for the banned substance meldonium.The fight was called off (meaning no big payday), and a dejected Wilder and his team flew home to Alabama.Not wanting to let a hard training camp go to waste, Wilder vowed to fight as quickly as possible. Thanks to the WBCs granting him permission to stage an optional defense while it figured out what to do with Povetkins mandatory status, his team quickly arranged a fight.That has led Wilder a long way from Moscow and back to the comfy confines of home as he prepares to make his fourth title defense against Chris Arreola, who will be getting his third crack at a world title, in the main event of a Premier Boxing Champions card on Saturday (Fox, 8 p.m. ET) at Legacy Arena here in Birmingham, Ala.In the 10-round welterweight co-feature, Sammy Vasquez (21-0, 15 KOs), 30, of Monessen, Penn., will face 32-year-old fellow southpaw Felix Diaz (17-1, 8 KOs), a 2008 Dominican Olympic gold medalist. In another televised bout, blue-chip junior middleweight prospect Erickson Lubin (15-0, 11 KOs), 20, of Orlando, Florida, will face Mexicos Ivan Montero (20-1, 8 KOs).The 30-year-old Wilder (36-0, 35 KOs), who will earn $1.5 million for the fight, took a brief break after the Povetkin fight was canceled and said he simply cannot wait to get inside the ring to inflict damage on Arreola, 35, of Riverside, Calif., who is bidding to become the first fighter of Mexican descent to win a heavyweight title.Ive wanted to hit somebody since May, Wilder, from nearby Tuscaloosa, said at Thursdays final news conference. I got teased but now its time. And I get to do it at home. Theres no better place to do it.Some have been critical of the selection of Arreola, whose purse is $150,000, as the opponent because he has done nothing in recent years to warrant this opportunity. Hes 2-2-1 with a no decision in his last six fights and has not looked good, including in a controversial win over Travis Kauffman in December -- a result changed to a no decision because Arreola tested positive for a banned substance, marijuana.But Arreola (36-4-1, 31 KOs), who got knocked out in two previous world title fights by Vitali Klitschko in 2009 and Bermane Stiverne in 2014, is known for his brawling, crowd-pleasing style, and even though he is a big-time underdog, he figures to make the fight entertaining while it lasts. Wilder has vigorously defended Arreolas selection.We had a few guys that we could have chosen, but there were certain guys we didnt want to give a short-notice opportunity, Wilder said. We needed a certain type of fighter for this job. We need someone who will fight with their heart and take this opportunity and make the most of it. Does he deserve the title shot? No he doesnt. He knows it. But is Chris Arreola the perfect guy for this fight? Of course he is.Chris is lucky to get a third chance at a title. Theres a lot of prospects who would love to fight him just to get a chance to fight for this belt. We needed a special person for this situation and I blessed Chris Arreola with the opportunity. Its time to fight. Hes The Nightmare and Im a knockout artist. What makes me special is the way I knock people out. Go look at the people Ive knocked out and see what Ive given them. You know the words at the end of the night will be And still, heavyweight champion of the world.Arreola did not get the fight on merit; he got it through his connection to adviser and PBC creator Al Haymon, who also works with Wilder. Arreola has been dismissed by most as having little chance to win, which is fine with him.See, nobody is talking about me. Nobody is saying anything about me, Arreola said. So there is nothing for me to look at. Everyones focus is on Deontay Wilder, on him and his situation with Povetkin and about Deontay already talking about fighting [titleholder Anthony] Joshua or [world champion Tyson] Fury.My job is to work on [Saturday]. My job is to try to shock the world. I dont care what anybody says. They dont live my life. They dont even throw punches. They probably never got punched in their life.As for Wilder, he comes off as extremely confident, as usual, but there are outside-the-ring issues that could be distractions.After the Povetkin fight was canceled, Wilder and promoter Lou DiBella sued Povetkin and Russian promoter Andrey Ryabinskys World of Boxing in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York for breach of contract and at least $5 million in damages related to the cancellation of the bout.Ten days later, Ryabinsky countersued them in the same court for breach of contract and defamation, claiming they unilaterally canceled the fight before the WBC, whose belt Wilder holds, decided what to do. He also claimed Wilder began a smear campaign against himself and Povetkin, who recently met with WBC officials to give his side of the story. Ryabinsky is seeking at least $34.5 million.Wilder said that although he is following the lawsuits and the fallout from the canceled fight, his focus on Arreola has not wavered.I havent been on a close watch of it, Wilder said. Ive definitely been following it. Its ridiculous, if you ask me. Ive got served papers and everything. Im not letting it knock me off my game, my focus. Its just part of life, you know what I mean? Ive been through worse situations in life. Its just a bad storm -- another storm that I have to weather in my life.My skin is tough. Thats in all aspects of life, no matter what. Im very focused. Im always focused. When youre in the hurt business, you have no choice but to stay focused on the test that lies at hand because if youre not focused, you can get knocked out. No one wants to feel what it feels like to be knocked out, wake up in the hospital, dont know what happened. You never want to be that guy that didnt even know the end of the round has ended because youre dazed or youre unconscious.The lawsuits will take time and cost money, and Wilder is likely to soon meet with the WBC to give his take on the canceled fight. He might have to fight Povetkin next depending on what the WBC decides. But, of course, if Wilder does not beat Arreola, the WBCs decision wont make a difference to him.First off, right now its me and Chris Arreola, Wilder said. All the other legal stuff, that can take a hold until after. This is whats next right now. This is what Im focused on. Im not really focused on the legal side of everything. I got a great team. I trust in my team. Im just sitting and waiting for that moment where Povetkin will have his day as well.Said DiBella: We have lawyers, obviously, as do Povetkins people. Were having conversations right now with the WBC about an opportunity literally to be able to do the same thing Povetkins people did. But thats not for Deontay to be worried about right now.There is a fight on [Saturday]. Thats where everyones attention is. The rest of that stuff is going to take care of itself. But, frankly, we respect [the WBCs] process and we want to get our points across. But this is ultimately going to be decided in the U.S. courts. So this is a legal matter. Its nothing that the fighters are worried about right now. Were totally focused on the big event on [Saturday]. Donnel Pumphrey Jersey . During the athletes parade, the 23-strong Ukrainian team was represented by a lone flagbearer in an apparent protest at the presence of Russian troops in Ukraines Crimean peninsula. Nate Sudfeld Jersey . The team says the Spain international has a muscle pull in his right leg. Barcelona hosts third-division side Cartagena in the return leg of their round-of-32 tie after winning their first meeting 4-1. http://www.cheapeaglesjerseysauthentic.com/?tag=authentic-hassan-ridgeway-jersey . -- There were a lot of firsts for the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday night. Jenson Button thinks Formula One should consider hosting shorter races in order to appeal to a younger generation of fans.F1 races take well over an hour to complete, with a maximum time limit of two hours in the regulations. Button, the longest-serving driver on the current grid, thinks F1 should be open to making radical changes if it means staying relevant to a new audience.There will always be the diehard fans that have watched Formula One for 10, 20 years and will watch a whole grand prix, but thats not who were after, Button said. Its the younger fans we need to appeal to, to try and attract them to something for an hour and a half is very difficult.People have a short attention span. Were like kids, we cant sit down and do one thing for so long - we have to move on and do something else. I cant sit in front of the TV for an hour and a half and watch a film, I have to be active.Its a tough one because Formula One is Formula One, and changing that is a shame because thats the way it has always been. But we need to move with thhe times if we want the sport to be relevant. Anthony Fabiano Jersey. Button believes a shorter format would be successful because it has been successfully implemented in other sportsWhen I watch Formula One, I see a race thats exciting. Other people might look at it and say well there are a few overtaking moves, but in an hour and a half there is 10 minutes of action!Thats why I find it exciting, because when those moves happen its amazing that driver has put everything on the line. But 10 minutes of action in an hour and a half is not enough for most people, and I can understand that.Short races, short sports are on the up. For example, people love sprint track and field because its a short burst of energy. Ive never watched a Tour de France stage, but Ive recorded a Tour de France stage and watched the last 10 minutes.F1 needs to attract a younger audience, but how you go about doing that is a lot more difficult. Wholeslae Jerseys NFL Jerseys Cheap Wholesale NBA Jerseys Cheap NHL Jerseys Cheap MLB Jerseys Wholesale Soccer Jerseys Cheap College Jerseys Cheap Football Jerseys Cheap Basketball Jerseys Cheap Baseball Jerseys ' ' ' 
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. Wilbert Montgomery Jersey . -- Deontay Wilder was ready, willing and able to defend his heavyweight world title in a mandatory fight against Alexander Povetkin in one of the divisions most anticipated fights on May 21 in Moscow.In fact, Wilder was taking the overseas assignment against easily his most dangerous opponent so seriously that he was spending the final few weeks of his training camp in Sheffield, England, in an effort to minimize the effect of the time change.Wilder, set to make a career-high purse of $4.5 million, was rearing to go. But nine days before the fight, the results of an April 27 random urine test came to light in which Povetkin tested positive for the banned substance meldonium.The fight was called off (meaning no big payday), and a dejected Wilder and his team flew home to Alabama.Not wanting to let a hard training camp go to waste, Wilder vowed to fight as quickly as possible. Thanks to the WBCs granting him permission to stage an optional defense while it figured out what to do with Povetkins mandatory status, his team quickly arranged a fight.That has led Wilder a long way from Moscow and back to the comfy confines of home as he prepares to make his fourth title defense against Chris Arreola, who will be getting his third crack at a world title, in the main event of a Premier Boxing Champions card on Saturday (Fox, 8 p.m. ET) at Legacy Arena here in Birmingham, Ala.In the 10-round welterweight co-feature, Sammy Vasquez (21-0, 15 KOs), 30, of Monessen, Penn., will face 32-year-old fellow southpaw Felix Diaz (17-1, 8 KOs), a 2008 Dominican Olympic gold medalist. In another televised bout, blue-chip junior middleweight prospect Erickson Lubin (15-0, 11 KOs), 20, of Orlando, Florida, will face Mexicos Ivan Montero (20-1, 8 KOs).The 30-year-old Wilder (36-0, 35 KOs), who will earn $1.5 million for the fight, took a brief break after the Povetkin fight was canceled and said he simply cannot wait to get inside the ring to inflict damage on Arreola, 35, of Riverside, Calif., who is bidding to become the first fighter of Mexican descent to win a heavyweight title.Ive wanted to hit somebody since May, Wilder, from nearby Tuscaloosa, said at Thursdays final news conference. I got teased but now its time. And I get to do it at home. Theres no better place to do it.Some have been critical of the selection of Arreola, whose purse is $150,000, as the opponent because he has done nothing in recent years to warrant this opportunity. Hes 2-2-1 with a no decision in his last six fights and has not looked good, including in a controversial win over Travis Kauffman in December -- a result changed to a no decision because Arreola tested positive for a banned substance, marijuana.But Arreola (36-4-1, 31 KOs), who got knocked out in two previous world title fights by Vitali Klitschko in 2009 and Bermane Stiverne in 2014, is known for his brawling, crowd-pleasing style, and even though he is a big-time underdog, he figures to make the fight entertaining while it lasts. Wilder has vigorously defended Arreolas selection.We had a few guys that we could have chosen, but there were certain guys we didnt want to give a short-notice opportunity, Wilder said. We needed a certain type of fighter for this job. We need someone who will fight with their heart and take this opportunity and make the most of it. Does he deserve the title shot? No he doesnt. He knows it. But is Chris Arreola the perfect guy for this fight? Of course he is.Chris is lucky to get a third chance at a title. Theres a lot of prospects who would love to fight him just to get a chance to fight for this belt. We needed a special person for this situation and I blessed Chris Arreola with the opportunity. Its time to fight. Hes The Nightmare and Im a knockout artist. What makes me special is the way I knock people out. Go look at the people Ive knocked out and see what Ive given them. You know the words at the end of the night will be And still, heavyweight champion of the world.Arreola did not get the fight on merit; he got it through his connection to adviser and PBC creator Al Haymon, who also works with Wilder. Arreola has been dismissed by most as having little chance to win, which is fine with him.See, nobody is talking about me. Nobody is saying anything about me, Arreola said. So there is nothing for me to look at. Everyones focus is on Deontay Wilder, on him and his situation with Povetkin and about Deontay already talking about fighting [titleholder Anthony] Joshua or [world champion Tyson] Fury.My job is to work on [Saturday]. My job is to try to shock the world. I dont care what anybody says. They dont live my life. They dont even throw punches. They probably never got punched in their life.As for Wilder, he comes off as extremely confident, as usual, but there are outside-the-ring issues that could be distractions.After the Povetkin fight was canceled, Wilder and promoter Lou DiBella sued Povetkin and Russian promoter Andrey Ryabinskys World of Boxing in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York for breach of contract and at least $5 million in damages related to the cancellation of the bout.Ten days later, Ryabinsky countersued them in the same court for breach of contract and defamation, claiming they unilaterally canceled the fight before the WBC, whose belt Wilder holds, decided what to do. He also claimed Wilder began a smear campaign against himself and Povetkin, who recently met with WBC officials to give his side of the story. Ryabinsky is seeking at least $34.5 million.Wilder said that although he is following the lawsuits and the fallout from the canceled fight, his focus on Arreola has not wavered.I havent been on a close watch of it, Wilder said. Ive definitely been following it. Its ridiculous, if you ask me. Ive got served papers and everything. Im not letting it knock me off my game, my focus. Its just part of life, you know what I mean? Ive been through worse situations in life. Its just a bad storm -- another storm that I have to weather in my life.My skin is tough. Thats in all aspects of life, no matter what. Im very focused. Im always focused. When youre in the hurt business, you have no choice but to stay focused on the test that lies at hand because if youre not focused, you can get knocked out. No one wants to feel what it feels like to be knocked out, wake up in the hospital, dont know what happened. You never want to be that guy that didnt even know the end of the round has ended because youre dazed or youre unconscious.The lawsuits will take time and cost money, and Wilder is likely to soon meet with the WBC to give his take on the canceled fight. He might have to fight Povetkin next depending on what the WBC decides. But, of course, if Wilder does not beat Arreola, the WBCs decision wont make a difference to him.First off, right now its me and Chris Arreola, Wilder said. All the other legal stuff, that can take a hold until after. This is whats next right now. This is what Im focused on. Im not really focused on the legal side of everything. I got a great team. I trust in my team. Im just sitting and waiting for that moment where Povetkin will have his day as well.Said DiBella: We have lawyers, obviously, as do Povetkins people. Were having conversations right now with the WBC about an opportunity literally to be able to do the same thing Povetkins people did. But thats not for Deontay to be worried about right now.There is a fight on [Saturday]. Thats where everyones attention is. The rest of that stuff is going to take care of itself. But, frankly, we respect [the WBCs] process and we want to get our points across. But this is ultimately going to be decided in the U.S. courts. So this is a legal matter. Its nothing that the fighters are worried about right now. Were totally focused on the big event on [Saturday]. Donnel Pumphrey Jersey . During the athletes parade, the 23-strong Ukrainian team was represented by a lone flagbearer in an apparent protest at the presence of Russian troops in Ukraines Crimean peninsula. Nate Sudfeld Jersey . The team says the Spain international has a muscle pull in his right leg. Barcelona hosts third-division side Cartagena in the return leg of their round-of-32 tie after winning their first meeting 4-1. http://www.cheapeaglesjerseysauthentic.com/?tag=authentic-hassan-ridgeway-jersey . -- There were a lot of firsts for the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday night. Jenson Button thinks Formula One should consider hosting shorter races in order to appeal to a younger generation of fans.F1 races take well over an hour to complete, with a maximum time limit of two hours in the regulations. Button, the longest-serving driver on the current grid, thinks F1 should be open to making radical changes if it means staying relevant to a new audience.There will always be the diehard fans that have watched Formula One for 10, 20 years and will watch a whole grand prix, but thats not who were after, Button said. Its the younger fans we need to appeal to, to try and attract them to something for an hour and a half is very difficult.People have a short attention span. Were like kids, we cant sit down and do one thing for so long - we have to move on and do something else. I cant sit in front of the TV for an hour and a half and watch a film, I have to be active.Its a tough one because Formula One is Formula One, and changing that is a shame because thats the way it has always been. But we need to move with thhe times if we want the sport to be relevant. Anthony Fabiano Jersey. Button believes a shorter format would be successful because it has been successfully implemented in other sportsWhen I watch Formula One, I see a race thats exciting. Other people might look at it and say well there are a few overtaking moves, but in an hour and a half there is 10 minutes of action!Thats why I find it exciting, because when those moves happen its amazing that driver has put everything on the line. But 10 minutes of action in an hour and a half is not enough for most people, and I can understand that.Short races, short sports are on the up. For example, people love sprint track and field because its a short burst of energy. Ive never watched a Tour de France stage, but Ive recorded a Tour de France stage and watched the last 10 minutes.F1 needs to attract a younger audience, but how you go about doing that is a lot more difficult. Wholeslae Jerseys NFL Jerseys Cheap Wholesale NBA Jerseys Cheap NHL Jerseys Cheap MLB Jerseys Wholesale Soccer Jerseys Cheap College Jerseys Cheap Football Jerseys Cheap Basketball Jerseys Cheap Baseball Jerseys ' ' ' 
MANCHESTER, England -- Newcastle manager Alan Pardew accused Arsenal of showing a lack of respect by lodging a bid for key midfielder Yohan Cabaye only hours before his teams opening Premier League game on Monday. Timon Parris Jersey . Cabaye missed Newcastles 4-0 loss to Manchester City because Pardew said the France international wasnt in the right frame of mind to play. "Weve prepared with the lad for three days," Pardew said, "and then for him to have his head turned by this bid from Arsenal on the eve of a game is just disrespectful in my view." "Why they couldnt give us the respect and honour of waiting till Tuesday morning is beyond me," Pardew added. Pardew said he is "upset" by the situation and that Arsenals offer, reported in the British media to be about 10 million pounds ($15.65 million), is "below our valuation of the player, for sure." Cabaye is the latest leading player to be left unsettled by a bid from a rival Premier League team this summer. Manchester United has turned down two bids from Chelsea for striker Wayne Rooney, and Liverpool is refusing to let Uruguay international Luis Suarez leave following an offer in excess of 40 million pounds from Arsenal. Together with Real Madrids pursuit of Tottenham winger Gareth Bale, these are transfer stories that will run and run until the window closes on Sept. 2. For that reason, Pardew believes the summer window should be closed before the season begins. "He (Cabaye) is a player that you put in Suarez and Bales situation," Pardew said. "I think theres a question of the window being closed before we kick off the Premier League season. "I know the Premier League did enquire to the European leagues to perhaps do it, and they said the European leagues wouldnt fall in line. But after the summer we have had, with the situations we have had with Rooney as well, its definitely something they need to put under the microscope once again." Clinton Portis Jersey . "Trying to breathe," he said with a grin. Bernier stopped 42 of 43 shots on Monday night, including all 22 in a hectic middle frame, his heroic performance propelling the Leafs toward an undue point in their final game before the Christmas break. Geron Christian Sr. Jersey . Jon Montgomerys gold medal in skeleton at the Whistler Sliding Centre and his subsequent auctioning off of a pitcher of beer in the village square elevated him to folk-hero status. http://www.cheapredskinsjerseysauthentic.com/?tag=authentic-joe-theismann-jersey . LeBron James and Chris Bosh didnt need any more. Williams scored 11 points in 10 minutes, Alan Anderson scored 17 points, and the Brooklyn Nets finished the exhibition season with a 108-87 win over the Miami Heat on Friday night. SAN DIEGO -- Anthony Lawrence threw for 314 yards and four touchdowns and San Diego cruised to a 42-7 victory over Stetson on Saturday to clinch a share of the Pioneer League title.Jonah Hodges had 142 yards rushing and a score for the Toreros (8-1, 7-0), who have a half-game lead over Dayton atop the league. The Toreros can clinch the league championship outright with a win at Campbell next Saturday.Ross Dwelley had 19 catches for 142 yards and a touchdown. Justin Priestt had two TD catches, Hodges caught one touchdown pass, and Jereke Armstrong ran for another score for San Diego. Ryan Bee Jersey. Donald Payne scored on an 84-yard fumble return for Stetson (4-6, 2-5).The Toreros held Stetson to 79 yards of offense. The Hatters were 0 for 12 in third-down conversions, and their time of possession was just 19 minutes. Wholeslae Jerseys NFL Jerseys Cheap Wholesale NBA Jerseys Cheap NHL Jerseys Cheap MLB Jerseys Wholesale Soccer Jerseys Cheap College Jerseys Cheap Football Jerseys Cheap Basketball Jerseys Cheap Baseball Jerseys ' ' ' 
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