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Bob Fitzsimmons became boxings first three-weight world champion when he out-pointed George Gardner on this day in 1903. Swell Waterfles Kopen .What was more remarkable was that the Cornwall-born boxer was 40 years old.Fitzsimmons, who moved with his family from England to New Zealand aged 11, had previously held the middleweight and heavyweights world titles.Despite being 14 years older than Irish-born Gardner, Fitzsimmons floored his opponent four times en route to a 20-round points win at the Mechanics Pavilion in San Francisco.This win was not only testament to Fitzsimmons longevity, but also underlined his status as one of boxing historys best pound-for-pound pugilists. He was one of the earliest boxers to be described as scientific for his placing of punches and was renowned for his debilitating body shots.But Fitzsimmons did not exactly fit the image of an elite athlete in any era. He was bald, freckled, with spindly legs and known as Ruby Robert or The Freckled Freak.Fitzsimmons arrived in America aged 28 in 1890 after five years boxing in Australia under the tuition of Jem Mace -- twice Englands bare knuckle champion in the 1860s who left for the New World after retiring from boxing in 1871 -- and his pupil Larry Foley.A year after arriving in America, Fitzsimmons shot to fame when he upset the odds and beat Nonpareil Jack Dempsey for the world middleweight title.Fitzsimmons stepped up to heavyweight to win the world title from Jim Corbett in 1897. But after two knockout defeats to Gentleman Jim Jeffries in world heavyweight title fights, Fitzsimmons reinvented himself in the new light-heavyweight division.After beating Gardner, Fitzsimmons lost the world light-heavyweight title when he was knocked out in the 13th round of a first defence to Philadelphia Jack OBrien in 1905.There were just five more official bouts on Fitzsimmons record, including a knockout defeat to Jack Johnson a year before he became the first black world heavyweight champion.Fitzsimmons died of pneumonia in 1917, three years after his last fight and only 14 years after he became a three-weight world champion.He remained Britains first and only undisputed world heavyweight champion until Lennox Lewis unified the belts in 1999.Only two other British boxers have managed to win world titles in three weight divisions since -- Duke McKenzie and Ricky Burns. Swell Bestellen . -- Jakob Silfverberg is making himself right at home with the Anaheim Ducks, scoring four goals in his first four games. Swell Kopen Nederland . Woodson said during a radio interview Thursday that the Knicks Carmelo Anthony doesnt get the same calls as other superstars. http://www.swellnederlandkopen.com/ . Ryan Garbutt had a goal and two assists as Dallas snapped a six-game losing streak with a 5-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday night.Sheffield Wednesday striker Gary Hooper has been named the PFA Fans Player of the Month for January in the Sky Bet Championship. Carlos Carvalhals side remained unbeaten in the league in January, winning three and drawing one game and Hooper, who sealed a permanent move to Hillsborough during the transfer window, played a key part.The 28-year-old, who signed a three-and-a-half year deal with the Owls, put in a number of fine performances, scoring five goals on his way to the award for the second tier. Hull Citys Abel Hernandez and Birmingham City midfielder Maikel Kieftenbeld were also on the three-man final shortlist, which was reduced from an initial list including Bobby Zamora (Brighton and Hove Albion), Craig Noone (Cardiff City), Curtis Davies (Hull City), Harry Bunn (Huddersfield Town), Jamie Ward (Nottingham Forest), Joey Barton (Burnley), Luke Chambers (Ipswich Town), Michal Zyro (Wolves) and Ross McCormack (Fulham). Highlights of Sheffield Wednesdays 2-0 win over Leeds in the Sky Bet Championship. Swell Drinkfles. Gary Hooper scored both the goals Every month throughout the English football season, fans will have the opportunity to vote on skysports.com for who they think has been the best player in the Barclays Premier League, Sky Bet Championship, Sky Bet League One and Sky Bet League Two, after Sky Sports teamed up with the PFA to be the digital platform for the Awards.Before the vote opens each month, an expert panel will produce a shortlist of contenders. Fans will then be able to vote for the player they think deserves the award. Wednesday striker Hooper scored five goals in four Championship games in January The panel includes Sky Sports football pundits Paul Merson, Ian Holloway and Peter Beagrie.That trio will be joined by Mike Riley, general manager of the Professional Game Match Officials, and Malcolm Clarke, chairman of the Football Supporters Federation, as well as the winning fan from each month. Get Sky Sports Alerts News, line ups and goal alerts from your football club - direct to your mobile Also See: Meet the Panel Latest PFA Fans PotM News Previous results Live on Sky ' ' ' 
NEW YORK -- Once again, the "Test of the Champion" proved otherwise. Chelsea Kit 2019/20 Buy . A day after Palace Malice pulled off an upset in the Belmont Stakes, the final leg of the Triple Crown, the race for a championship is wide open now that each of the classics has been won by a different 3-year-old. "Everyone goes into the rest of the summer and fall with similar resumes," trainer Todd Pletcher said Sunday morning, declaring that his Belmont winner is "feeling very good. "I dont think theres a clear-cut leader." In a Belmont featuring a rematch between Kentucky Derby winner Orb and Preakness winner Oxbow, it was one of Pletchers record five entries that handled the 1 1/2-mile marathon the best. The son of two-time Horse of the Year Curlin took the lead from Oxbow on the far turn and barrelled down the stretch for a 3 1/4-length victory Saturday. Orb made a run at the leaders from way back in the field of 14, but didnt come close and finished third, 1 3/4 lengths behind Oxbow. "To try to make up that much ground is almost impossible because its so tiring," Orbs trainer Shug McGaughey said. "Those horses shook loose and we couldnt catch them." The Belmont has been a heartbreaker for decades. This one prevented Orb or Oxbow from rising to the top of the 3-year-old class. Other Belmonts, though, have done in 11 horses who tried and failed to become a Triple Crown champion, leaving the sport without one for 35 years. Orb was feeling the effects of the Triple Crown grind of three races in five weeks at different tracks and different distances. "I went down and looked at him a little later (after the race), and he was kind of hanging his head," he said. "He was tired. Hell get a good month of rehab time and see where it takes us." Orb, Oxbow and Will Take Charge, who was 10th in the Belmont, ran in all three Triple Crown races. They will get their time off. Palace Malice, meanwhile, was full of energy and Pletcher said his colt would be back on the track in four days to resume training. Having a well-rested horse for the Belmont seems to have its benefits. Since 2000, there have been seven Belmont winners who ran in the Derby but skipped the Preakness. And, all four of the Triple Crown tries during that time were spoiled by horses who did not run in the Preakness. "Its not coincidental at all," said Pletcher, who also won the 2007 Belmont with Rags to Riches. "If you want to win the Belmont, it makes a lot of sense to sit out the middle one. The fresh horse is always going to have an edge, in my opinion." Which is exactly the way Pletcher played it this year. He sent out a record-tying five horses in the Derby, and his best finisher was third-place Revolutionary. Palace Malice ran 12th. He sat out the Preakness, and came back with a record five horses for the Belmont. Fortunately, one of them was Palace Malice, who finally came through with the big race Pletcher thought he was capable of producing. "If you look back at his races, he ran well in the allowance (to start the year). He almost got there in the Risen Star. The Louisiana Derby was a nightmare trip, and he came really close to winning the Blue Grass," Pletcher said of the colt he trains for Cot Campbells Dogwood Stable. "His Derby race wasnt that bad, he just went too fast. He was still right there at the eighth pole, so when he came back and trained like he did, there was never any consideration about not trying the Belmont." For now, the leading 3-year-old looks to be Orb, who won five in a row -- including the Fountain of Youth, Florida Derby and Kentucky Derby -- before finishing fourth in the Preakness and third in the Derby. Oxbow has two other wins to go with his Preakness, along with a sixth in the Derby and a second in the Belmont. Oxbow came out of the race in good shape, and was already on his way back to Kentucky, along with trainer D. Wayne Lukas. "Everyone was tickled with his performance," Lukas assistant Leigh Bentley. "He ran super and seemed to come back great. Everyone was quite pleased." A few more wins by Palace Malice, or soon to be returning 3-year-old Verrazano (also trained by Pletcher) could put them in the mix as well. "He is a remarkable horse," Pletcher said of Palace Malice. "He bounces out of his races really well. It was a tough race, a demanding race, and he surprises me how resilient he is." So let the summer season begin. The highlight is the Travers at Saratoga on Aug. 24, the next time the classic winners might meet again. And before that theres the Jim Dandy at the Spa on July 27 and the Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park on July 28. Asked if hell have five more horses for the Travers, Pletcher smiled. "Well see how it shakes out," he said. Unlimited Budget, the filly who finished sixth under Rosie Napravnik, came out of the race in good shape. Pletcher said her next start would be back against fillies in the Coaching Club American Oaks on July 20. Cheap Chelsea Shirt . After Mondays hard-fought loss, the wait seemed longer than usual. Getting set to go their separate ways for a short Christmas break, the Raptors coach credited his team for their effort on a seemingly impossible three-game road trip, urging them to build on that success when they get back to work at the end of the week. Pedro Shirt . Artturi Lehkonen, Joni Nikko and Ville Leskinen had the other goals for Finland (1-0) while Juuse Saros stopped 28 shots. Tim Robin Johnsgard had the lone goal for Norway (0-2). http://www.chelseafcshoponlineuk.com/cesar-azpilicueta-youth-jersey.html . -- Vincent Lecavalier got everything but the desired result in his return to Tampa Bay. ATLANTA -- Interim Braves manager Brian Snitker is used to answering questions about his teams inability to score.On a rare night, Snitker was delighted to watch Atlantas offense score at least one run in six innings.When you do, (the hitters) kind of relax and make it look easy, which it isnt, Snitker said. Its just one of those things you ride, a crest in a game. Hopefully we can build on it tomorrow.Ender Inciarte broke a tie with an RBI single in the fifth inning and the offensively challenged Braves had 15 hits to beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-4 on Wednesday night.Last in the major leagues in runs, the Braves crossed the plate eight times after the Pirates took a 4-0 lead in the first.Pittsburgh, which began the day two games out of a wild-card spot, has lost four five. Atlanta improved to 17-39 at Turner Field, the worst home record in the majors.Pirates starter Jeff Locke (8-7) blew the four-run lead and was chased on Inciartes single. He allowed nine hits, five runs, two walks and struck out one in 4 1/3 innings. Locke is 0-2 with an 11.91 ERA in his last three starts.I got ahead of plenty of guys, just couldnt put anybody away, Locke said.Atlanta scored two runs in the sixth and one in the seventh off Juan Nicasio, taking an 8-4 lead on Adonis Garcias RBI single, Matt Kemps sacrifice fly and Erick Aybars RBI triple.Braves starter Rob Whalen (1-0), making his first career appearance, gave up four hits, four runs, four walks and struck out five in five innings.Whalen put himself in a 4-0 hole on Matt Joyces 11th homer, a three-run shot, and a run that scored on a wild pitch. He labored early, throwing balls on 32 of his first 62 pitches.I was just trying to battle through it the best I can, Whalen said. What an amazing job by the offense to come through there and pickk me up and keep chipping that whole game. Pedro Youth Jersey. It makes it a little easier.Atlanta crept back in the game on Anthony Reckers RBI groundout in the second, Freddie Freemans RBI double in the third and Reckers RBI double, which made it 4-3 in the fourth.The Braves took a 5-4 lead in the fifth on Nick Markakis sacrifice fly and Inciartes single. Inciarte went 3 for 4 and has hit safely in a season-best 14 straight games. He has a .377 average since July 19.Joyce, in the lineup for slumping Andrew McCutchen, is hitting .294 with three homers and nine RBI in his last 10 starts.TRAINERS ROOMStarling Marte was hit by two pitches but stayed in the game. The first one in the first grazed his left hand, but the next one in the fifth hit his left hand solidly. Marte has been hit by 15 pitches, third-most in the NL. ... C Francisco Cervelli is still being evaluated after getting hit in the left side of the helmet by a pitch on Tuesday. Cervelli, whos had concussion issues in his career, left the game after noticing his helmet was cracked as he stood at first base a few minutes later.ROTATION ROUNDABOUTThe Braves have used 13 starting pitchers this season, their most since 1987 when they lost 92 games. The Atlanta franchise record of 15 was set in 1975 when the Braves lost 94 games.ROSTER MOVESThe Braves optioned RHP Ryan Weber and INF Daniel Castro to Triple-A Gwinnett and selected the contracts of Whalen and RHP Brandon Cunniff.UP NEXTPirates: RHP Ryan Vogelsong (1-1) is 2/3 with a 5.08 ERA in five career starts and three relief appearances against AtlantaBraves: RHP Tyrell Jenkins (1-2) will make his fifth career start. He has never faced Pittsburgh. ' ' ' 
BALTIMORE -- One touchdown and Justin Tuckers flawless right leg were enough to thrust the Baltimore Ravens into a first-place tie in the AFC North. Cory Schneider Devils Jersey .Tucker kicked four field goals and Baltimore shut down the Cincinnati Bengals depleted offense Sunday in a 19-14 victory that put the resurgent Ravens back over .500.Baltimore (6-5) has won three of four following a four-game losing streak.Joe Flacco threw for 234 yards and a score to help the Ravens end a five-game skid against the Bengals (3-7-1), whose playoff hopes took another serious blow.The victory was not assured until Cincinnati quarterback Andy Dalton fumbled when sacked by Elvis Dumervil, and defensive end Lawrence Guy recovered at the Baltimore 21 with 1:05 left and the Ravens up 19-12.We dont want a fumble at the end, Bengals coach Marvin Lewis said. He moved up in the pocket. They just got a hand on the ball.Cincinnati got a safety on the final play when Baltimore punter Sam Koch ran out of the end zone. Koch was able to run out the clock because his teammates were intentionally holding the oncoming Bengals, drawing numerous flags.By rule, a game does not continue on an offensive penalty as it would on a defensive penalty.Dalton went 26 for 48 for 283 yards. He fumbled three times, losing two.At this point, the Bengals will need a sensational finish to extend their run of consecutive playoff appearances to six. Cincinnati has won only one of seven games since Sept. 29.We have been able to control it ourselves. Now we need help, Lewis said.Tucker connected from 52, 57 and 54 yards to stake the Ravens to a 16-3 halftime lead. He added a 36-yard field goal to make it 19-9 with 12:16 remaining.Tucker has made 34 field goals in a row, including 27 this season, and has connected on all 15 conversion tries.If you want to win, you want the ball in your hands, Tucker said. In my case, at your feet.Baltimores second-ranked defense was the difference-maker. Terrell Suggs had two sacks and forced two fumbles, and the Bengals gained only 64 yards on the ground.Baltimore had something to do with it, but Cincinnati was playing without running back Giovani Bernard and wide receiver A.J. Green , both of wh Paul Merson, Ian Holloway and Peter Beagrie.That trio will be joined by Mike Riley, general manager of the Professional Game Match Officials, and Malcolm Clarke, chairman of the Football Supporters Federation, as well as the winning fan from each month. Get Sky Sports Alerts News, line ups and goal alerts from your football club - direct to your mobile Also See: Meet the Panel Latest PFA Fans PotM News Previous results Live on Sky ' ' ' 
Bob Fitzsimmons became boxings first three-weight world champion when he out-pointed George Gardner on this day in 1903. Swell Waterfles Kopen .What was more remarkable was that the Cornwall-born boxer was 40 years old.Fitzsimmons, who moved with his family from England to New Zealand aged 11, had previously held the middleweight and heavyweights world titles.Despite being 14 years older than Irish-born Gardner, Fitzsimmons floored his opponent four times en route to a 20-round points win at the Mechanics Pavilion in San Francisco.This win was not only testament to Fitzsimmons longevity, but also underlined his status as one of boxing historys best pound-for-pound pugilists. He was one of the earliest boxers to be described as scientific for his placing of punches and was renowned for his debilitating body shots.But Fitzsimmons did not exactly fit the image of an elite athlete in any era. He was bald, freckled, with spindly legs and known as Ruby Robert or The Freckled Freak.Fitzsimmons arrived in America aged 28 in 1890 after five years boxing in Australia under the tuition of Jem Mace -- twice Englands bare knuckle champion in the 1860s who left for the New World after retiring from boxing in 1871 -- and his pupil Larry Foley.A year after arriving in America, Fitzsimmons shot to fame when he upset the odds and beat Nonpareil Jack Dempsey for the world middleweight title.Fitzsimmons stepped up to heavyweight to win the world title from Jim Corbett in 1897. But after two knockout defeats to Gentleman Jim Jeffries in world heavyweight title fights, Fitzsimmons reinvented himself in the new light-heavyweight division.After beating Gardner, Fitzsimmons lost the world light-heavyweight title when he was knocked out in the 13th round of a first defence to Philadelphia Jack OBrien in 1905.There were just five more official bouts on Fitzsimmons record, including a knockout defeat to Jack Johnson a year before he became the first black world heavyweight champion.Fitzsimmons died of pneumonia in 1917, three years after his last fight and only 14 years after he became a three-weight world champion.He remained Britains first and only undisputed world heavyweight champion until Lennox Lewis unified the belts in 1999.Only two other British boxers have managed to win world titles in three weight divisions since -- Duke McKenzie and Ricky Burns. Swell Bestellen . -- Jakob Silfverberg is making himself right at home with the Anaheim Ducks, scoring four goals in his first four games. Swell Kopen Nederland . Woodson said during a radio interview Thursday that the Knicks Carmelo Anthony doesnt get the same calls as other superstars. http://www.swellnederlandkopen.com/ . Ryan Garbutt had a goal and two assists as Dallas snapped a six-game losing streak with a 5-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday night.Sheffield Wednesday striker Gary Hooper has been named the PFA Fans Player of the Month for January in the Sky Bet Championship. Carlos Carvalhals side remained unbeaten in the league in January, winning three and drawing one game and Hooper, who sealed a permanent move to Hillsborough during the transfer window, played a key part.The 28-year-old, who signed a three-and-a-half year deal with the Owls, put in a number of fine performances, scoring five goals on his way to the award for the second tier. Hull Citys Abel Hernandez and Birmingham City midfielder Maikel Kieftenbeld were also on the three-man final shortlist, which was reduced from an initial list including Bobby Zamora (Brighton and Hove Albion), Craig Noone (Cardiff City), Curtis Davies (Hull City), Harry Bunn (Huddersfield Town), Jamie Ward (Nottingham Forest), Joey Barton (Burnley), Luke Chambers (Ipswich Town), Michal Zyro (Wolves) and Ross McCormack (Fulham). Highlights of Sheffield Wednesdays 2-0 win over Leeds in the Sky Bet Championship. Swell Drinkfles. Gary Hooper scored both the goals Every month throughout the English football season, fans will have the opportunity to vote on skysports.com for who they think has been the best player in the Barclays Premier League, Sky Bet Championship, Sky Bet League One and Sky Bet League Two, after Sky Sports teamed up with the PFA to be the digital platform for the Awards.Before the vote opens each month, an expert panel will produce a shortlist of contenders. Fans will then be able to vote for the player they think deserves the award. Wednesday striker Hooper scored five goals in four Championship games in January The panel includes Sky Sports football pundits Paul Merson, Ian Holloway and Peter Beagrie.That trio will be joined by Mike Riley, general manager of the Professional Game Match Officials, and Malcolm Clarke, chairman of the Football Supporters Federation, as well as the winning fan from each month. Get Sky Sports Alerts News, line ups and goal alerts from your football club - direct to your mobile Also See: Meet the Panel Latest PFA Fans PotM News Previous results Live on Sky ' ' ' 
AMES, Iowa -- It was hardly a coincidence that Iowa State senior point guard Monte Morris had one his most complete games Sunday. Brian Burns Panthers Jersey .Morris notched the fifth triple-double in school history and No. 20 Iowa State throttled The Citadel 130-63, setting a program record for points in a game.Morris had 17 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists and zero turnovers for Iowa State (3-0), which shot 60.5 percent from the floor. The Cyclones held the Bulldogs (2-2) -- who entered play averaging a national-best 112.2 points a game -- to just 22 in the first half.Iowa State raced ahead 18-3 and pushed its lead to 32 after just 14 minutes. Iowa State cracked 100 with 11 minutes left, and coach Steve Prohm was able to pull Morris from the game with 7:46 left to a standing ovation.I think it started on the defensive end, and my guys made shots. I just got the ball to them, said Morris, who grabbed all 10 of his rebounds on defense.Naz Mitrou-Long tied a career-high with 26 points and Matt Thomas had 18 for the Cyclones, who are beating their opponents by an average of 42 points.Iowa States previous record for points in a game came in 1978, when it beat Northeastern Illinois 129-69.No disrespect to the past three teams weve played, but we definitely felt very confident in winning those three, Mitrou-Long said.Quayson Williams had 15 for the Bulldogs, who were outscored in the paint 78-12.BIG PICTUREIowa State: The Cyclones looked a bit discombobulated at times offensively in a 73-55 win over Mount St. Marys on Monday. But The Citadels looser approach to defense allowed Iowa State to regain its rhythm in record-setting fashion. Seven different Cyclones had an assist in the first half, and Thomas drilled his first four 3s in a game that was never in doubt for a Top 25 team. I thought this was our most complete game on both ends of the floor, Iowa State coach Steve Prohm said.The Citadel: The Bulldogs ran into a team that plays like they do -- as fast as possible -- but has more talent. The Citadel was picked to finish last in the Southern Conference for a reason.POLL IMPLICATIONSIowa State might get a boost simply by taking care of the teams it was supposed to take care of. The real tests will start to come next week, with possible opponents such as Miami, Stanford and Gonzaga.THE NUMBERSIowa State out-rebounded the Bulldogs 63-33 and had 31 assists on 52 baskets. ...Eight different Cyclones scored in double digits. Darrell Bowie and Merrill Holden each had 13 points, Solomon Young had 12 and Donovan Jackson and Nick Weiler-Babb scored 10 points. Bowie added 10 rebounds. ...Thomas has made a 3-pointer in 28 straight games. ...The Citadel didnt score a single fast-break point despite their style of play.HE SAID ITIm not concerned about all that stuff, who starts at quarterback, who starts at (center) -- if you win. Are you playing starter minutes and quality minutes? Thats what Im concerned about. -- Prohm said when asked whether Bowie or Holden -- both senior graduate transfers -- had begun to emerge as his starting center.UP NEXTIowa State plays Indiana State on Thursday in the opening round of the Advocare Invitational in Orlando, Florida.The Citadel plays at Arizona State on Wednesday.---More AP college basketball at www.collegebasketball.ap.org DJ Moore Jersey . - Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco is not a fan of his teams use of the wildcat formation, saying "it makes you look like a high school offence. Luke Kuechly Youth Jersey . Anthony Calvillo, through 20 CFL seasons, was frequently invincible and largely stoic in the heat of competition. But underneath the professional exterior he was, and is, compellingly human. http://www.thepanthersofficialstore.com/authentic-greg-olsen-panthers-jersey/ .C. -- Calgarys Kevin Koe did it the hard way again. SAN JOSE, Calif. -- As the red, white and blue confetti fell inside the SAP Center on Sunday night, Aly Raisman reached out her right hand and called for her fellow new U.S. Olympians to join in on a quick team cheer.At 22, they call Raisman Grandma. And this determined, ultra-focused grandmother gymnast will be leading the Americans into another Olympics with all the kids, even if she wasnt so sure as she waited for the official announcement.We were joking, I was like, `I really am going to live up to my grandma name because Im going to have a heart attack before they announce the names, Raisman said of the excruciating minutes before the five gymnasts got final word.Teammate and three-time world champion Simone Biles wasted no time with a witty response: Were too young to die. So no heart attacks will take place in this arena tonight.On balance beam, her third rotation of the night Sunday, Raisman shined and looked nothing short of superbly confident. She let out a tiny breath before her dismount on a spectacular routine that scored a 15.250 -- much stronger than her 14.8 in Fridays opening night of the Olympic Trials. She wound up in third place with a 119.750 over the two-day, eight-rotation competition.The unflappable Raisman secured her hard-earned spot from national team coordinator Martha Karolyi with a strong showing over the past six weeks, which included an all-around victory in last months Hartford tune-up meet.Karolyi wanted to see strides from Raisman on floor exercise, beam and vault -- and was clearly convinced the 2012 U.S. captain at the London Games and defending Olympic champion on floor is poised for a strong run in Rio. She is joined on the team by Biles, reigning Olympic all-around champion Gabby Douglas, Laurie Hernandez and Madison Kocian.Raisman and Douglas are the first female U.S. gymnasts during Karolyis tenure to make their Olympic debuts and be selected to return four years later for another run.Its just amazing because shes so strong, Douglas said of Raisman. To have her just lead this team, weve been there, and for us to be back on this road together is just amazing and kind of different because we were on the same team and now were on the same team again. Its just a special bond.Raisman was the oldest on the U.S. team when she won the floor at the London Olympics and captained the close-knit Fierce Five group thhat captured the team title. Greg Little Youth Jersey. Its very important theyre on the team to support us and we can go to them because they know exactly what its like, the 19-year-old Biles said of Douglas and Raismans experience factor.When Sundays event had finally wrapped up, an orange foam massage roller tucked under her right arm, Raisman made her exit from the competition area with waves and then an ultra-quick smile before disappearing behind a curtain to wait for the decision.All evening, cheers of Come on, Aly! greeted her from little girls voices in every corner of the arena. A stone-faced Raisman seemed to block out everything as she prepared for her second rotation on uneven bars. She switched from hands on hips to swaying side to side, pacing back and forth to the chalk trough, then working in a quick quad stretch here and there.Minutes later, Raisman, in a sequin-studded red leotard, finally smiled after her 14.3 on her weakest event.Even on her No. 1 apparatus -- floor -- the reigning Olympic gold medalist on her favorite event realizes there is work she still must do. Douglas, too, and they will get back to work -- together again -- to add some tenths to their scores, to fine tune the smallest of details before the biggest world stage beckons in South America a few weeks from now.Raisman stepped out on her first floor pass but recovered and scored a 15.050, offering waves in every direction of the arena as she stepped down from the floor.After taking an extended break post-London, which included a Dancing With The Stars stint, Raisman only returned to competition in March 2015.So, this Rio trip was no guarantee in the short, ever-diminishing window that can define elite gymnastics. It is an accomplishment she will celebrate, and once her long day was done Sunday, she let down her guard and let the emotions flow. She cried.It was such a relief because it was so nerve-wracking, she said. I was so nervous this competition.Even Karolyi shed some tears, telling her gymnasts it was the toughest team decision yet for the U.S. selection committee.If I can make an event final, thats great, Raisman said. But right now Im just really focused on being a good captain and also just making sure we do a good job in the team final. ' ' ' award in recognition of his four-decade involvement in the development of the game.The whole African continent is honored by this award, Hayatou was quoted as saying. Africa and Asia have similar opportunities and challenges. If we continue to speak with a unified voice we can look into the future together with optimism. ' ' ' 
PROVIDENCE, R. Hydro Flask 16 Oz Coffee .I. -- Junior forward Emmitt Holt had a career-high 22 points in his Providence debut, Rodney Bullock hit three 3-pointers and finished with 18 points and the Friars shot 62.5 percent in the second half to beat Vermont 80-58 on Monday night.Holt, a junior college transfer who started his college career at Indiana, made 8 of 12 from the field and had three blocked shots. Kyron Cartwright added nine points and a career-high 12 assists for Providence (1-0).A layup by Trae Bell-Haynes on the first possession of the game gave Vermont (1-1) a 2-0 lead but Bullock hit a 3-pointer 8 seconds later and Providence led the rest of the way.A jumper by Cartwright made it 46-36 with 15 minutes remaining and the Friars led by double figures the rest of the way.Payton Henson, a transfer from Tulane, led Vermont with a career-high 21 points. The Catamounts made 5 of 20 from 3-point range and were 5-of-8 from the free-throw line. Providence hit 17 of 20 foul shots. Hydro Flask 16 Oz Wide Mouth .5 million, one-year contract on Friday. Hawkins, who turns 41 in December, will compete with Rex Brothers for the closers role at spring training. Cheap Hydro Flask 40 oz Wide Mouth Black Water Bottle . The All-Pro lineman got the leg bent under him while trying to make a tackle during the first half of a 22-20 overtime loss at Miami on Thursday night. The medical staff initially thought hed torn the ligament, and the test a day later in Cincinnati confirmed it. http://www.flaskwaterbottle.com/cheap-hydro-flask-24-oz-standard-mouth-mint-water-bottle.html . After slipping from the summit during the week, the Gunners overcame struggling Crystal Palace 2-0 on Sunday thanks to Alex Oxlade-Chamberlains second-half brace. Former Green Bay Packers safety Sean Richardson, whose career was put on hold after he underwent a second cervical fusion surgery in January, is ready to resume his football career.It wasnt a tough decision. I love the game of football. My agent and [renowned neck and spine specialist] Dr. [Robert] Watkins have made sure Ive gone through the same protocols I did with my first injury, Richardson told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Caplan. I had multiple opinions from the top doctors just like after my first surgery. Ive talked to my family and my agent and Dr. Watkins about the pros and cons.The worst that would happen is another herniated disk. We had five steps we had to check off to be able to start back playing, and I met all the criteria. I will be able to play at a high level again.Richardsons agent, Brian Parker of Rep1 Sports, told ESPN that the defensive back has been cleared to work out for NFL teams.Weve heard from a dozen teams lately checking in and keeping tabs, Richardson said. I leave talking to the teams up to my agent, buut Ive spoken to a few that my agent asked me to visit with personally. Hydro Flask 40 Oz Mint. Richardson last played in 2015, when his season ended after three games because of a neck injury.His first fusion surgery took place after his rookie year in 2012, and he missed the second half of that season and all of 2013 before he returned to the field.Richardson, known in NFL personnel circles as one of the best special-teams players in the game, signed a rare restricted free-agent contract with the Oakland Raiders in April 2015.The Raiders wanted Richardson to play safety and on special teams, but the Packers wound up matching the one-year, $2.55 million fully guaranteed deal. The New York Giants also had interest in Richardson to play as a box safety.The 26-year-old defensive back was originally signed by the Packers as an undrafted free agent in 2012, and he made the opening day roster as a special-teams player. ' ' ' 
Ospreys teenager Keelan Giles has been described as an X factor player after being called into Wales autumn Test squad. Joe Flacco Broncos Jersey .The 18-year-old uncapped wing replaces Hallam Amos, who suffered a shoulder injury during Wales 32-8 capitulation to Australia three days ago and now faces probable surgery.While Giles, who had been training alongside the squad as an additional player before Tuesdays development, appears unlikely to feature against Principality Stadium visitors Argentina next Saturday, a Test debut looks inevitable sooner, rather than later.Giles starred for Wales Under-20s last season and he has scored eight tries in five Ospreys appearances this season, prompting many pundits to make comparisons with Wales all-time record try scorer Shane Williams, given his blistering pace and dazzling footwork.We have got a lot of good players, a lot of good wingers, Wales skills coach Neil Jenkins said.Keelan has got to take his chance with both hands and show the coaches and the players involved what he is all about. He has already done it with the Ospreys, and I am sure he will do that in our environment.He has got a little bit of X-factor about him. He is a different player to some of the other guys weve got. I know a lot of people will bring similarities with Shane [Williams] and stuff.Keelan is not the biggest of players, but hes electric on his feet and he is brave. We will see how the next couple of weeks go, and you never know.Amos, who impressed when he went on as a second-half substitute last weekend, has been released back to his region Newport Gwent Dragons.Wales interim head coach Rob Howley is due to name his team for the Pumas visit on Thursday, and there will be changes following Australias demolition job.Gareth Davies is expected to replace injured scrum-half Rhys Webb, while skipper Sam Warburton, lock Alun Wyn Jones and centre Jonathan Davies should all be back in the mix, and Liam Williams will strengthen Howleys back-three options if he has regained full fitness.The Wallabies inflicted a heaviest home defeat on Wales for 10 years, and Jenkins knows from some of his experiences as an international player just how bad the feeling is.Its what you dream of, representing your country, performing well and winning, but when things dont go to plan, its not the best day and it does take quite a few days to get over it, he added.Sport gives you a chance to go again, a chance to redeem yourself and put the wrongs right. I think a lot of us would liked to have played [again] on Saturday night if we could have done.It is hugely disappointing. You dont want to let yourself, your country, your team-mates, your family, your friends or the fans down.You give your all for your country. There is a big build-up to matches and there is a lot of pressure. When it doesnt go to plan, its hugely disappointing.Wales have beaten Argentina in four of the countries last five meetings, but Jenkins knows their danger and has been impressed with how they have modified their game.After our performance on Saturday, they will certainly come here fancying their chances, he said.It is up to us to make sure that we play like we can play, and if we can do that, we are more than capable of doing a job on Saturday and winning the game.They [Argentina] play a high-risk, high reward game now.There are an incredible number of off-loads in their game, quick tap penalties, quick lineouts and the like. 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Louganis was so inspired by Whites courage -- he had been bullied and expelled from school after contracting HIV via a blood transfusion -- that he gave the teen four of his medals from events such as the U.S. Championships and Pan American Games.Five years after Ryans 1990 death, White-Ginder presented a sculpture of her son to Louganis at the benefit in California. Then the five-time Olympic medalist shocked her.He reached in his suit pocket and pulled out his gold medal and put it around my neck, White-Ginder said. And he said, I want you to have this. Ryan just meant everything to me and saved my life.The medal was from Louganis victory in the 3-meter springboard at the 1988 Seoul Olympics. Before those Games, Louganis had received the diagnosis that he was HIV positive, but he kept it a secret. On one of his preliminary dives, Louganis hit his head on the springboard and came out of the pool with a bleeding gash. He recovered to win but was shaken. Years later, he recalled that his young friend helped him in that moment. What would Ryan do in this situation? he remembered thinking. I knew he would fight and hang in there. He was my strength.White-Ginder kept the medal in a scrapbook for years, but thought it was wasted and needed to be seen. For a while it was on loan to the International Swimming Hall of Fame in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Today, its at The Childrens Museum in Indianapolis, part of a display of Ryans bedroom in an exhibit called The Power of Children.That gold is one of five Olympic medals Louganis won. He earned a silver at Montreal in 1976, and then won four golds by sweeping the 3-meter springboard and 10-meter platform events in 1984 and 88. Louganis gave the gold from the 1984 platform event to Ron OBrien, his coach.He was overwhelmed, Louganis said. He said he has never heard of an Olympian giving their coach a gold medal.Though White-Ginder has offered to give Louganis back his medal several times, he has said no. He still has three medals and is happy two went to people who treasure them.The medals meant so much to Jeanne and Ron, and I was happy to share them, he said. As far as I am concerned, the records are in the record books, and they mean so much to them, and I can honor them and their support of me.-- Doug WilliamsSmiths famous medal under lock and keyFor now, anyone who wants to see Tommie Smiths Olympic gold medal will have to be satisfied with gawking at the replica on his larger-than-life statue at San Jose State University.The real one is in a vault somewhere in Texas.The reason its there is because thats where I was born, and thats where I want the medal to be, said Smith, who lives in Georgia. Its under lock and key. ... The medal is still alive and kicking.The medal means a lot to Smith, 72, who earned it by winning the 200 meters at the Olympics in Mexico City in 1968. He says it represents the years of hard work. But he knows his medal carries a little more cultural (and financial) value than most. Its a piece of 20th century history. Thats why its locked away.Smith and bronze medalist John Carlos -- his teammate at San Jose State -- famously bowed their heads and raised their black-gloved fists on the medal stand during the national anthem, hoping to call attention to racial inequality. In turn, they stepped into a political firestorm in a turbulent time.I wanted to make my feelings known about the racist tendencies not only in America, Smith said, but the inhuman rights of the rest of the planet. ... The attitude of those who always view others less than themselves.In the years after 1968, he kept the medal with family in California, while he played wide receiver with the Cincinnati Bengals and taught and coached at Oberlin College. Eventually, he secured it in Texas.Over the years, he has taken it out to show friends and family, and hell visit it sometimes on homecomings.In 2010, he put it up for auction, along with the spikes he wore, to raise money for his program that uses track to help inner-city kids succeed in school. But when bids didnt meet his expectations, he kept the items.I couldnt do it for the price they wanted to give me for the medal, because it did represent something, he said.The glove he wore is long lost. It was part of a pair that he brought home from the Olympics and wore that fall and winter.It was cold in San Jose, he said, laughing. I left them in my car; Im pretty sure about that. I had a 6-month-old son, and he probably chewed them up.-- Doug WilliamsHousecleaning uncovers 1904 golf medalsJohn Ours figured hed just spend a day this past fall helping his stepfather clean out the house of his mother, who had died at age 101, three years earlier. After other relatives had taken what they wanted from her suburban Cleveland home, all that appeared left were a trove of books, old bills and rustic furniture.Little did Ours know he would stumble across one of the biggest stashes of golf memorabilia in the sports history, most notably a gold and silver medal from the 1904 Games, the last time golf was an Olympic event before Rio. The medals were won by H. Chandler Egan and eventually passed down to his only child, Eleanor Egan Everett, who had lived in the Chagrin Falls, Ohio, home for more than seven decades until her death in June 2012.It was a black metallic box stuffed in the bottom of a book-filled cabinet, blocked by an old rocking chair in a cramped den, that caught Ours eye. He pulled out the box and could tell by its weight that something interesting was inside.He sat down with his stepfather, Morris Everett Jr., at the kitchen table, and they popped the lid. On top were various medals Egan, Everetts grandfather, had won in collegiate and amateur events. When he reached the bottom of the box, Everett pulled out a shiny silver medal.It was the medal Egan had won as runner-up at the 1904 Olympic golf tournament in St. Louis, and it was in surprisingly pristine shape. Along with that memento was the gold Egan won in the team competition.We knew the history here, that there were medals, but over the years nobody knew what happened to them, Ours said. We didnt even have a thought that these things would have been in the house.Today, those medals are on display at the World Golf Hall of Fame in St. Augustine, Florida, after making their rounds earlier this year at the USGA Museum in Far Hills, New Jersey, and the U.S. Open at Oakmont Country Club outside Pittsburgh.Everett said hed like to find a permanent site to display the medals.I have a responsibility to my family members, but I cant imagine putting them away for another 50 years, he said.-- Dan ArrittDiver takes gold to RioThe absolute best and most fortunate athletes will take home gold, silver and bronze medals from these Olympics, but U.S. diver David Boudia actually brought the gold medal he won at the 2012 London Games with him to Rio.Boudia did so because the U.S. divers had a very recent pre-Olympic camp in Atlanta, where he knew they would be visiting a childrens hospital. He wanted to brighten up the patients day by not only showing them his gold medal and letting them touch it, but by placing it around their necks -- as if they were Olympic champions on the podium.I know these kids are going through so much, and their parents are also going through so much, that if we can lighten up their day a little bit, at the end of the day, we should do that, Boudia said. I think they were dumbfounded at how awesome this is, that this is an actual gold medal.Because he didnt return home before flying to Rio, Boudia brought the medal with him. Not that he is revealing where hes keeping it. Its in the athletes village somewhere, he said with a smile. Its a secret.When Boudia is at home, he keeps the medal in a safe, though he often takes it out for public appearances. And while he keeps the medal in a safe, that doesnt mean he worries too much about it getting stolen.If it does get stolen, then its a medal. We can maybe find a replacement, he said. If I lost it, it would not be that great. But I would still have my daughter and my wife.Or, he could always win another one.-- Jim CapleBirds cool propsAfter basketball star Sue Bird won her first gold at the 2004 Olympics in Athens, she was flying back to Seattle to resume the WNBA season when a flight attendant recognized her and asked to see her medal.And before I knew it, that medal was in the cockpit and then in the back of the plane and everyone had seen and touched it, Bird said. Thats when I truly understood what the medal meant. You know what it means, you see it, you experience it, but it wasnt until something like that happened when I truly realized, OK, this is pretty big.That medal was just the first of three golds Bird has won in the Olympics, and she could add a fourth in Rio. Among other places, she has kept them in her underwear drawer -- probably stupid -- and hidden them inside many things in her mothers house, but she now keeps them in a safety deposit box at a bank.Bird says that as important as the medals are, they are in some way just cool props for other people -- such as the friend who visited her home and wore all three golds while washing the dishes and vacuuming the floor. But it is winning in the Olympics that means much more than the medals you receive as a reward for doing so.The medal represents the Olympics, Bird said, but the whole experience is what resonates, not the actual medal itself.-- Jim CapleBasketball medals on the blockCashing in on Olympic gold has so far proved to be a volatile proposition for several ex-NBA players.In the past four years, Walter Davis, Jerry Lucas and Vin Baker have dusted off their gold medals -- each won over a decade apart with USA mens basketball -- and placed them up for auction with varying degrees of success.Davis, a six-time All-Star who remains the all-time leading scorer for the Phoenix Suns, decided to put his 1976 gold medal on the auction block in September 2012. After he set a minimum price of $10,000, it sold for $108,000.A year later, Lucas asked the same auction house to list his 1960 gold medal, only the former seven-time All-Star had a different idea of what his gold was worth. Lucas, the only NBA champion and Basketball Hall of Fame member among the three, asked for a reserve price of $250,000, but that number was never offered and the medal went unsold.Baker was a four-time All-Star before his career and personal life took a tumble. Financial woes two years ago led to him auction off his medal from the 2000 Games, the first gold sold that was won by a player in the Dream Team era. He kept his reserve price at $35,000, and it fetched $67,643.That wasnt the first Dream Team medal to end up on the auction block, however.Carmelo Anthony parted ways with the bronze he won at the 2004 Games. Anthony was reportedly displeased with his teams performance in Athens and gave the medal to a family member, who auctioned it for $14,080 in July 2014.Anthony eventually brought home the type of medal he was seeking, winning golds in 2008 and 12.-- Dan Arritt Cheap Nike React Hyperdunk 2017 Flyknit Mens Black/White/Metallic Silver 917726-001 . 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ATLANTA -- Jeff Francoeur has enjoyed his second stint with the Braves, even though they have the major leagues worst record. Air Force One Just Do It Pas Cher .The Atlanta native doesnt know if he will be with Atlanta after Mondays trade deadline, so hes savoring every moment with his hometown team.I think thats what they signed me to do, and when you get a spot start like today, provide a big hit or some pop, he said. It was nice to be able to do that today.Francoeur hit a tiebreaking two-run homer in the seventh inning Sunday, and the Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 2-1.Francoeurs seventh home run this season came off Andrew Bailey (3-1), who has allowed 19 earned runs in his last 16 2/3 innings.Mauricio Cabrera (2-0), the fourth of six Atlanta pitchers, pitched a one-hit seventh.Jimmy Paredes entered as a defensive replacement in the seventh and homered against Chris Withrow in the eighth. Jim Johnson pitched a hitless ninth for his sixth save in nine chances. After Tommy Josephs leadoff walk, Aaron Altherr grounded into a double play and Carlos Ruiz struck out.Phillies starter Jerad Eickhoff faced one over the minimum and struck out one in five innings, throwing 34 of 51 pitches for strikes. Jace Peterson reached on an infield single in the fourth, but Eickhoff got Freddie Freeman to ground into a double play.Eickhoff was replaced by David Hernandez to begin the sixth following a 24-minute rain delay.Not taking any chances when you sit for a half hour, manager Pete Mackanin said.Bailey blamed himself for not doing his job.Clearly Im struggling, he said. Its frustrating to go through this, especially when Eicks start gets cut short and they need me to step up and throw a zero.Philadelphias offense missed on a couple of chances through the first five innings. Aaron Altherr ran through third-base coach Juan Samuels sign and was thrown out at third.Francoeurs homer was his first at Turner Field as a Brave since June 24, 2009, against the Yankees.When I was 22 or 23, it was like, `Oh, Ill do it again tomorrow, he said. It was a good opportunity to get in there today and contribute.Braves starter Joel De La Cruz gave up three hits and two walks in 4 1/3 innings in hmate, Aksel Lund SSvindal, who swept the super-G and downhill in Val Gardena last year, was sixth, 0. Curtis Jones Liverpool Jersey. 2 behind.The downhill on Saturday is the first of the European classics that also include Wengen, Switzerland; Kitzbuehel, Austria; and Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany -- all of which have been World Cup stops since the 1960s. ' ' ' 
This offseason has developed a bit slowly compared with recent years, but one subtle narrative that has taken shape in recent weeks is the state of pitching metrics. Danny Ings Jersey . Sam Millers recent article looked at Robbie Ray and the huge disparity between his FanGraphs and Baseball Reference WAR, while the AL Cy Young voting rewarded Rick Porcello, a traditional stats guy, over more saber-friendly competition. What does that say about publicly available pitching metrics? What are they missing, and what can that missing piece of information tell us about pitchers who could have an impact on 2017s pennant races?All metrics get the value of the strikeout and the walk, and the role played by park effects. What they are missing is a precise measurement of pitchers ability to manage contact. But in the age of StatCast, there really isnt an excuse for that. The data is at our fingertips, so we might as well put it to use in the evaluation of pitchers. There are two major aspects to pitching: What happens when the hitter does not make contact -- strikeouts and walks -- and what happens when the hitter does. Pitchers should be evaluated based on both the frequency of each type of ball in play allowed, i.e., their BIP mix, and on the authority with which those batted balls were hit.Frequency is a key; for most pitchers, the frequency of most BIP types allowed correlates well from year to year. Starting pitchers popup, fly ball and grounder rates allowed tend to stay about the same; not so line-drive rates, which are relatively volatile. Only truly excellent hurlers -- and hitters -- tend to record better than league-average line-drive rates consistently. Average authority (or exit speed) allowed, both overall and by specific BIP type, correlates a bit from year to year, but not nearly to as significant an extent as frequency. ERA and even FIP (which doesnt go much further than docking a pitcher for allowing homers) both miss pitchers relative contact management skill.This is where a couple of my metrics come in.?Adjusted contact score expresses a pitchers contact management performance based on the exit speed and launch angle of each ball put in play, on a scale where 100 equals average. Then, you add back the Ks and walks to get each pitchers Tru ERA, which can then be compared with his ERA and FIP. Trent Alexander-Arnold Liverpool Jersey . JOHNS, N. Rhian Brewster Jersey . "It doesnt get any better than that," Giambi said. "Im speechless." The Indians are roaring toward October. Giambi belted a two-run, pinch-hit homer with two outs in the ninth inning to give Cleveland a shocking 5-4 win over the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday night, keeping the Indians up with the lead pack in the AL wild-card race. http://www.liverpoolgear.us/Authentic-Sheyi-Ojo-Liverpool-Jersey/ .ca. Hey Kerry, big fan of yours, just finished reading your book. I think that we all saw the Canucks/Flames line brawl just after puck drop. It was obvious that something was about to happen, even to the referees because the fourth lines were on to start. VAL GARDENA, Italy -- Aiming to extend his perfect start to the speed season, Kjetil Jansrud of Norway led the final training session for the classic downhill on the Saslong course on Thursday.Jansrud was a slim 0.05 seconds ahead of three-time Val Gardena winner Steven Nyman of the United States, and 0.12 in front of Max Franz of Austria.Jansrud won a super-G and downhill in Val dIsere, France, this month.Jansruds Norwegian teammate, Aksel Lund SSvindal, who swept the super-G and downhill in Val Gardena last year, was sixth, 0. Curtis Jones Liverpool Jersey. 2 behind.The downhill on Saturday is the first of the European classics that also include Wengen, Switzerland; Kitzbuehel, Austria; and Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany -- all of which have been World Cup stops since the 1960s. ' ' ' 
KANSAS CITY, Mo. Cheap Jerseys Free Shipping . -- Joakim Soria threw the pitch he wanted to Jacoby Ellsbury with two outs in the 10th inning Tuesday night, and even got the result he wanted -- right until the ball bounced away from him.The grounder off Soria scooted toward the left side of the infield for a base hit, allowing the go-ahead run to score and helping the New York Yankees to a 5-4 victory over the Kansas City Royals.That was an easy ground ball right to me. I dont know if I slipped or something, but I ended up on the ground, said Soria (4-6), who squandered a comeback from a four-run deficit. Its frustrating.The Royals nearly pulled off another comeback.Dellin Betances (3-4) tossed two scoreless innings of relief for New York before Ben Heller loaded the bases with one out in the 10th. Chasen Shreve entered the game and calmly struck out Kendrys Morales and got Salvador Perez to fly out, picking up his first career major league save.I mean, it was really difficult, Yankees manager Joe Girardi said of the mess Shreve inherited, which led to his first career major league save. He came in and really picked us up.Aaron Judge hit a two-run homer for the Yankees, while Ellsbury finished with two RBI.Morales went deep for the Royals to spur their comeback, then provided the tying sacrifice fly in the eighth inning. Jarrod Dyson and Lorenzo Cain also drove in runs for Kansas City.What these guys did, they fought to the bitter end, Royals manager Ned Yost said. We were down 4-0, battled back, tied the ball game under horrible conditions. It just wouldnt stop raining from the third inning on. We had the go-ahead run on second base. We just couldnt get it in.The Yankees built a 4-0 lead off Edinson Volquez by the third inning, only to watch it slowly slip away around a 59-minute rain delay that saturated the soggy turf at Kauffman Stadium.In fact, just about all that could slow down the Yankees Masahiro Tanaka was the rain.The right-hander mowed through the first eight batters he faced, extending the streak of 14 2/3 scoreless innings he had twirled in his last two starts. Tanaka didnt allow a hit until a single by Raul Mondesi, who later scored on Dysons triple off the top of the wall.Tanakas only other mistake came on Morales homer in the fourth inning.The rain began falling and the tarp came out after the fifth inning, and the delay was long enough to end Tanakas night. He allowed two runs and four hits while striking out four without a walk.Its tough. I had enough energy so definitely I would have liked to go out there, Tanaka said through a translator, but you cant do anything about the weather.The Royals got within 4-3 in the sixth inning when Cain slapped an RBI double off Adam Warren, then they coaxed across the tying run in the eighth against Tyler Clippard and Betances.Clippard walked Cain to start the inning. Cain promptly stole second off Betances, and the throw from catcher Gary Sanchez squirted into the outfield, allowing Cain to reach third. He trotted home to knot the game 4-all when Morales lofted a sacrifice fly to center.Thats a game where you battle your tail off. You end up dont winning, so OK -- you come back tomorrow and find a way to win, Yost said. Its as simple as that.ROSTER MOVESThe Yankees optioned RHP Kirby Yates to rookie-level Pulaski and recalled Shreve from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Shreve joined the Yankees for the fourth time this season.TRAINERS ROOMYankees: 1B Mark Teixeira sat again with pain in his neck, Girardi said. From a health standpoint I have to watch him closely, but hes feeling better today than he was yesterday.Royals: RHP Wade Davis allowed one hit and struck out two in one inning at Triple-A Omaha. Davis is on a rehab assignment after a flexor strain but could rejoin the Royals soon.UP NEXTRHP Luis Cessa, the second Yankees pitcher since 2004 to win his first two career starts, returns to the mound for New York. RHP Ian Kennedy tries for his fourth straight win for the Royals. Cheap Authentic Jerseys . -- Nathan Pancel scored twice as the Sudbury Wolves defeated the North Bay Battalion 4-2 on Saturday in Ontario Hockey League action. Stitched Jerseys . 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TORONTO -- The Team Europe juggernaut rolls on at the World Cup of Hockey, which sets up a must-win situation for Team USA on Tuesday against host Canada.Team Europe, lightly regarded to start the tournament, moved to 2-0 on Monday, thanks to Leon Draisaitls breakaway winner that gave the team a 3-2 victory 2:06 into overtime.Coupled with Europes stunning 3-0 victory over the United States on Saturday in the teams first game of the tournament, Mondays win puts Europe in excellent position to move to the semifinals while forcing the United States to beat Canada on Tuesday (8 p.m., ESPN) to keep their hopes of advancing alive.The two teams with the highest point totals through three preliminary-round games in each of the tournaments two four-team groups move on to a one-game semifinal. The winners of those games meet in the best-of-three finals.Team Europe, perhaps a little less engaged than it was against the favored Americans in their first game, allowed a sloppy, undisciplined Czech team to hang around Monday afternoon, and it nearly cost them.The Czechs, now 0-1-1 after being thumped 6-0 by Canada in their tournament opener, wasted a sparkling effort by Petr Mrazek, who stopped 38 of 41 shots, including a penalty shot by European captain Anze Kopitar early in the second period. Mrazek was forced into acrobatic save after acrobatic save, thanks to a rash of Czech penalties. In all, the Czechs took six minor penalties plus a penalty shhot infraction for handling the puck in the crease. Cheap Jerseys Wholesale. They were guilty of multiple turnovers and missed assignments in their zone.Still, the Czechs righted the ship in the third period by launching 13 shots at Team Europe goalie Jaroslav Halak, who was strong for the second game in a row for the Europeans. Twice the Czechs came back from one-goal deficits to force extra time, then they had three shots on goal in the extra session.Three stars1. Petr Mrazek, G, Czech Republic: This game could have been 6-2 for Team Europe, were it not for the play of Mrazek, who covered up a host of his teams ills. They should be buying him a big downtown Toronto dinner for at least giving them a chance in this one.2. Mats Zuccarello, W, Europe: The New York Rangers winger scored Team Europes second goal as Mrazek misplayed a shot off his catching hand. Then Zuccarello spotted Draisaitl breaking free through the neutral zone and hit him with a perfect pass on the winner.3. Zdeno Chara, D, Europe: There was consternation about the play of the Boston Bruins captain in the pre-tournament, but he has been solid through two games for the surprising Europeans and scored the teams first goal against the Czechs. His continued strong play and leadership will be key to keeping the magical run going at the World Cup of Hockey. ' ' ' 
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. Swell Bottle Schweiz . -- Daniel Dixon scored 20 points, Jack Whitman added 16 and six rebounds and William & Mary never trailed in an 89-59 win over Presbyterian on Saturday night.Dixon, who made 7 of 15 from the field including 5 of 13 from 3-point range, scored 17 in the first half as the Tribe (2-1) used a 13-0 run to break the game open early.JoVontae Millners 3-pointer pulled Presbyterian (1-2) within 13-9 with 15:26 left in the half, but the Blue Hose missed their next seven shots, and William & Mary opened a 26-9 lead. Presbyterian never got within single digits the rest of the way.Millner shot 6 of 10 for 15 points and added six rebounds. Ed Drew had 10 points and five rebounds.William & Mary scored 26 points off its bench in the second half. SWell Flasche Kaufen . Rousey will put her perfect 8-0 record and hardware on the line against another undefeated fighter, 7-0 Sara McMann in the main event of UFC 170, which will be held at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas Nevada on February 22nd. Swell Schweiz . -- Cam Newton pranced into the end zone, placed his hands over his chest and did his familiar Superman pose. http://www.swelltrinkflascheschweiz.com/ .500 on the season. The Jets are now 0-5-1 in the second game of back-to-backs. The game started the same way the Vancouver game started the night before, with the Jets taking the first two penalties of the game and killing off the first, but the Oilers getting on the board first, scoring on the second man-advantage. CHICAGO -- With a division title well in hand, the Chicago Cubs might be tempted to ease up through the final stages of the 2016 regular season.Instead, the Cubs swept the Cincinnati Reds this week and have more objectives in mind -- including a chance to play spoiler this weekend as the St. Louis Cardinals come to Wrigley Field with the opener set for Friday afternoon.Chicago (97-55) matched last years win total with Wednesdays 9-2 victory over the Reds.Cubs manager Joe Maddon said hed like to reach a 100-win plateau hes never achieved.Ive had 100 losses (with Tampa Bay), he said.Chicagos magic number to clinch home field through the National League playoffs is three.And then there are the Cardinals (80-72), who are one-half game behind the San Francisco Giants and the New York Mets in the wild-card race.I think definitely the intensity will be there, Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant said. I think any time you play them, its a fun series. You get a lot of Cardinals fans down here. We want to play everybody tough.The Cubs big four starters work the next four games as right-hander Jake Arrieta (17-7, 2.96 ERA) pitches Friday with Jason Hammel and Jon Lester to follow.Kyle Hendricks is scheduled to pitch Monday, kicking off a three-game series in Pittsburgh.There will be other lineup tweaks as Maddon and his staff ponder the postseason roster.There are all kinds of different things were working on right now to try to mmake it a constructive week where you get a really final good look at some guys, give them a chance to possibly be in a role they might be utilized in the postseason, he said. Swell Flasche Schweiz. rrieta makes his 30th start of the season and is 6-2 with a 2.03 ERA in 12 career turns against St. Louis.The Cardinals had won four straight until Wednesdays 11-1 loss in Colorado. With no head-to-head games against their wild-card competitors, St. Louis is on its own while hoping for help from those playing the Giants and Mets.We control what we can control, same boring stuff, Cardinals manager Mike Matheny told reporters. But it works for us, because it keeps it very simple what our job description is. We control ourselves. Thats it.The Cardinals Mike Leake (9-10, 4.54 ERA) makes his fourth start of the season (0-2, 4.26) against the Cubs on Friday.It will be his fourth start this month since coming off the disabled list (shingles). Hes 0-1 in that span with a loss to Chicago and two no-decisions, including a Cardinals victory over the Giants on Saturday as he allowed two runs and seven hits over six innings.The Cardinals close the regular season at home with four games against the Cincinnati Reds and three against the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Cubs hit the road for series in Pittsburgh and Cincinnati. ' ' ' 
SAN MARTIN, Calif. Mike Montgomery Jersey . -- When Gerina Piller hit her tee shot into a hazard and double-bogeyed the ninth hole at CordeValle Golf Club on Friday during the second round of the U.S. Womens Open, one interested and knowledgeable member of her gallery wasnt worried.Shell find a way to get it back, said her husband, Martin, who plays on the PGA Tour. I dont really get nervous watching her. Her game is pretty good.Indeed, it is. While Martin looked on in shorts and a T-shirt, protecting his fair complexion with a sun umbrella, Gerina did what she has done often recently: get in contention to win a tournament. Piller rallied quickly after making a 7 on No. 9 with two birdies on the next three holes. Two bogeys on the closing stretch gave her an even-par 72 and 36-hole total of 142.Being 2-under, I dont think Im far off, Piller said. There are some tough holes out there, and the wind can switch at any second. Thats the great thing about the U.S. Open. It keeps a lot of people in it.Piller, 31, is within striking distance of her first LPGA victory and also giving herself a shot at moving into the top 15 of the Rolex Rankings, from her current 16th position, and making the U.S. Olympic womens golf team when qualifying is finalized on Monday. Lexi Thompson (No. 4) and Stacy Lewis (No. 8) have locked up berths on the U.S. team. Jessica Korda (No. 24) is in position to make a big move after shooting 4-under for 36 holes, while Brittany Lincicome (No. 25) hurt her chances for a late surge after a 75-72 start.With a strong finish, Piller can also vault past Bo-Mee Lee of South Korea, who entered the weekend ranked No. 14 in the Rolex Rankings but missed the cut with a 6-over 150I think it would be a really big deal for me, personally, Piller said earlier this week of the Olympics. I love my country. I love America. And nothing gives me more honor than to put on the Stars and Stripes. And to have that honor, to represent your country at an event like that, would be pretty awesome.The highlight of Pillers career came last fall at the Solheim Cup, when, with a dramatic American comeback hanging in the balance, she sank a 10-foot par putt to beat Caroline Masson as the U.S. rallied from far behind to defeat Europe.Thats something shell remember the rest of her life, Martin said. Anytime youre playing for your country, it just means more. It was a time where she clutched it up and did something. Not only was it great for her but it was great for all the other girls. For them to come back from that deficit was pretty remarkable.Buoyed by coming through under extreme pressure, Piller has had three top-three finishes -- and four other top-10s -- this season, but is still looking for her first-career win. Martin, meanwhile, hasnt experienced victory on the PGA Tour yet, but has five career Web.com Tour wins.I wish I knew what that secret sauce was, Martin said. It seems like when you win a tournament, you save shots that you would normally waste. You get a ball up-and-down. Between finishing 10th and finishing first, theres not a ton of difference. Its frustrating when youre close to lead and dont pull it out, but at the same time, youre playing really well. And shes done a really good job of reminding herself that. Youre playing against the best in the world -- its going to be hard.Piller is trying to keep things simple and not let the Olympics situation complicate her mindset.That [the Olympics] is on the line, but thats something I cant control, Piller said. I cant control where I finish. I can control the process. And so thats kind of my main goal this week is just sticking with the process. And even with trying to win this tournament, thats obviously an outcome. And if I come in here giving every shot my all, with my ability I think that Ill be in contention and hopefully get my first win. And if I do, then that will definitely take care of that world ranking.If she does qualify for the Games, will she play given the concerns about health and safety in Brazil? She hasnt made up her mind yet, Martin said. Its kind of been like if she makes the team then shell cross that bridge. I dont know what shell decide. Knowing her, shell probably want to go and represent her country.The Pillers are spending the week at Juli Inksters home in Los Altos, California. Inkster, who captained the 2015 U.S. Solheim Cup team, is more than a Hall of Fame golfer and inspirational leader, according to Gerina.Shes actually a really good cook, believe it or not, Gerina said. I havent had a bad meal over there. Her chicken parm is pretty money.The murder of five Dallas police officers Thursday night was particularly tough on Gerina. The Pillers live near Dallas, where Martin was born. Gerinas step-father, Alan Stevenson, has been on the police force in Roswell, New Mexico, Gerinas hometown, for two decades.Its heart-wrenching, because police officers are humans, Piller said. Theyre not perfect. There are some who may do something wrong. They have less than seconds to make a decision. Im 100 percent with the police. My father retires this year. Im super excited for him. Hes done everything from working on the streets to doing polygraphs. Right now, he works on the task force. Hes a commander.On the weekend, playing a game, Piller will try to be in command of her skills.I think shes already kind of a star now, Martin said. The only thing thats missing is a victory somewhere. Shes good enough to play with anyone. Its just a matter of walking through the fire and doing it. Kendall Graveman Cubs Jersey .J. -- Seven games into a disappointing season, New York Giants defensive catalyst Jason Pierre-Paul is getting the feeling hes back. Ernie Banks Cubs 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. http://www.cubsauthentic.com/cubs-jose-quintana-jersey/ . From filmmaker Nanette Burstein (On the Ropes), The Price of Gold revisits the saga that rocked the figure skating world ahead of the 1994 Lillehammer Olympic Winter Games: the assault on Nancy Kerrigan, and the plot that led its way back to her rival Tonya Harding. North Melbourne has been dealt a savage blow ahead of their crunch meeting with AFL premiers Hawthorn, losing Ben Brown and Scott Thompson.The pair were named in the Kangaroos team on Thursday night but failed fitness tests on Friday, with Ryan Clarke and Brad McKenzie replacing them in the Roos 22. 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SAN MARTIN, Calif. Mike Montgomery Jersey . -- When Gerina Piller hit her tee shot into a hazard and double-bogeyed the ninth hole at CordeValle Golf Club on Friday during the second round of the U.S. Womens Open, one interested and knowledgeable member of her gallery wasnt worried.Shell find a way to get it back, said her husband, Martin, who plays on the PGA Tour. I dont really get nervous watching her. Her game is pretty good.Indeed, it is. While Martin looked on in shorts and a T-shirt, protecting his fair complexion with a sun umbrella, Gerina did what she has done often recently: get in contention to win a tournament. Piller rallied quickly after making a 7 on No. 9 with two birdies on the next three holes. Two bogeys on the closing stretch gave her an even-par 72 and 36-hole total of 142.Being 2-under, I dont think Im far off, Piller said. There are some tough holes out there, and the wind can switch at any second. Thats the great thing about the U.S. Open. It keeps a lot of people in it.Piller, 31, is within striking distance of her first LPGA victory and also giving herself a shot at moving into the top 15 of the Rolex Rankings, from her current 16th position, and making the U.S. Olympic womens golf team when qualifying is finalized on Monday. Lexi Thompson (No. 4) and Stacy Lewis (No. 8) have locked up berths on the U.S. team. Jessica Korda (No. 24) is in position to make a big move after shooting 4-under for 36 holes, while Brittany Lincicome (No. 25) hurt her chances for a late surge after a 75-72 start.With a strong finish, Piller can also vault past Bo-Mee Lee of South Korea, who entered the weekend ranked No. 14 in the Rolex Rankings but missed the cut with a 6-over 150I think it would be a really big deal for me, personally, Piller said earlier this week of the Olympics. I love my country. I love America. And nothing gives me more honor than to put on the Stars and Stripes. And to have that honor, to represent your country at an event like that, would be pretty awesome.The highlight of Pillers career came last fall at the Solheim Cup, when, with a dramatic American comeback hanging in the balance, she sank a 10-foot par putt to beat Caroline Masson as the U.S. rallied from far behind to defeat Europe.Thats something shell remember the rest of her life, Martin said. Anytime youre playing for your country, it just means more. It was a time where she clutched it up and did something. Not only was it great for her but it was great for all the other girls. For them to come back from that deficit was pretty remarkable.Buoyed by coming through under extreme pressure, Piller has had three top-three finishes -- and four other top-10s -- this season, but is still looking for her first-career win. Martin, meanwhile, hasnt experienced victory on the PGA Tour yet, but has five career Web.com Tour wins.I wish I knew what that secret sauce was, Martin said. It seems like when you win a tournament, you save shots that you would normally waste. You get a ball up-and-down. Between finishing 10th and finishing first, theres not a ton of difference. Its frustrating when youre close to lead and dont pull it out, but at the same time, youre playing really well. And shes done a really good job of reminding herself that. Youre playing against the best in the world -- its going to be hard.Piller is trying to keep things simple and not let the Olympics situation complicate her mindset.That [the Olympics] is on the line, but thats something I cant control, Piller said. I cant control where I finish. I can control the process. And so thats kind of my main goal this week is just sticking with the process. And even with trying to win this tournament, thats obviously an outcome. And if I come in here giving every shot my all, with my ability I think that Ill be in contention and hopefully get my first win. And if I do, then that will definitely take care of that world ranking.If she does qualify for the Games, will she play given the concerns about health and safety in Brazil? She hasnt made up her mind yet, Martin said. Its kind of been like if she makes the team then shell cross that bridge. I dont know what shell decide. Knowing her, shell probably want to go and represent her country.The Pillers are spending the week at Juli Inksters home in Los Altos, California. Inkster, who captained the 2015 U.S. Solheim Cup team, is more than a Hall of Fame golfer and inspirational leader, according to Gerina.Shes actually a really good cook, believe it or not, Gerina said. I havent had a bad meal over there. Her chicken parm is pretty money.The murder of five Dallas police officers Thursday night was particularly tough on Gerina. The Pillers live near Dallas, where Martin was born. Gerinas step-father, Alan Stevenson, has been on the police force in Roswell, New Mexico, Gerinas hometown, for two decades.Its heart-wrenching, because police officers are humans, Piller said. Theyre not perfect. There are some who may do something wrong. They have less than seconds to make a decision. Im 100 percent with the police. My father retires this year. Im super excited for him. Hes done everything from working on the streets to doing polygraphs. Right now, he works on the task force. Hes a commander.On the weekend, playing a game, Piller will try to be in command of her skills.I think shes already kind of a star now, Martin said. The only thing thats missing is a victory somewhere. Shes good enough to play with anyone. Its just a matter of walking through the fire and doing it. Kendall Graveman Cubs Jersey .J. -- Seven games into a disappointing season, New York Giants defensive catalyst Jason Pierre-Paul is getting the feeling hes back. Ernie Banks Cubs 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. http://www.cubsauthentic.com/cubs-jose-quintana-jersey/ . From filmmaker Nanette Burstein (On the Ropes), The Price of Gold revisits the saga that rocked the figure skating world ahead of the 1994 Lillehammer Olympic Winter Games: the assault on Nancy Kerrigan, and the plot that led its way back to her rival Tonya Harding. North Melbourne has been dealt a savage blow ahead of their crunch meeting with AFL premiers Hawthorn, losing Ben Brown and Scott Thompson.The pair were named in the Kangaroos team on Thursday night but failed fitness tests on Friday, with Ryan Clarke and Brad McKenzie replacing them in the Roos 22. Ian Happ Cubs Jersey. .Brown suffered a knee injury in Norths last-out loss to the Western Bulldogs, while Thompson has an adductor complaint from the same match. ' ' ' 
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. Swell Bottle Schweiz . -- Daniel Dixon scored 20 points, Jack Whitman added 16 and six rebounds and William & Mary never trailed in an 89-59 win over Presbyterian on Saturday night.Dixon, who made 7 of 15 from the field including 5 of 13 from 3-point range, scored 17 in the first half as the Tribe (2-1) used a 13-0 run to break the game open early.JoVontae Millners 3-pointer pulled Presbyterian (1-2) within 13-9 with 15:26 left in the half, but the Blue Hose missed their next seven shots, and William & Mary opened a 26-9 lead. Presbyterian never got within single digits the rest of the way.Millner shot 6 of 10 for 15 points and added six rebounds. Ed Drew had 10 points and five rebounds.William & Mary scored 26 points off its bench in the second half. SWell Flasche Kaufen . Rousey will put her perfect 8-0 record and hardware on the line against another undefeated fighter, 7-0 Sara McMann in the main event of UFC 170, which will be held at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas Nevada on February 22nd. Swell Schweiz . -- Cam Newton pranced into the end zone, placed his hands over his chest and did his familiar Superman pose. http://www.swelltrinkflascheschweiz.com/ .500 on the season. The Jets are now 0-5-1 in the second game of back-to-backs. The game started the same way the Vancouver game started the night before, with the Jets taking the first two penalties of the game and killing off the first, but the Oilers getting on the board first, scoring on the second man-advantage. CHICAGO -- With a division title well in hand, the Chicago Cubs might be tempted to ease up through the final stages of the 2016 regular season.Instead, the Cubs swept the Cincinnati Reds this week and have more objectives in mind -- including a chance to play spoiler this weekend as the St. Louis Cardinals come to Wrigley Field with the opener set for Friday afternoon.Chicago (97-55) matched last years win total with Wednesdays 9-2 victory over the Reds.Cubs manager Joe Maddon said hed like to reach a 100-win plateau hes never achieved.Ive had 100 losses (with Tampa Bay), he said.Chicagos magic number to clinch home field through the National League playoffs is three.And then there are the Cardinals (80-72), who are one-half game behind the San Francisco Giants and the New York Mets in the wild-card race.I think definitely the intensity will be there, Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant said. I think any time you play them, its a fun series. You get a lot of Cardinals fans down here. We want to play everybody tough.The Cubs big four starters work the next four games as right-hander Jake Arrieta (17-7, 2.96 ERA) pitches Friday with Jason Hammel and Jon Lester to follow.Kyle Hendricks is scheduled to pitch Monday, kicking off a three-game series in Pittsburgh.There will be other lineup tweaks as Maddon and his staff ponder the postseason roster.There are all kinds of different things were working on right now to try to mmake it a constructive week where you get a really final good look at some guys, give them a chance to possibly be in a role they might be utilized in the postseason, he said. Swell Flasche Schweiz. rrieta makes his 30th start of the season and is 6-2 with a 2.03 ERA in 12 career turns against St. Louis.The Cardinals had won four straight until Wednesdays 11-1 loss in Colorado. With no head-to-head games against their wild-card competitors, St. Louis is on its own while hoping for help from those playing the Giants and Mets.We control what we can control, same boring stuff, Cardinals manager Mike Matheny told reporters. But it works for us, because it keeps it very simple what our job description is. We control ourselves. Thats it.The Cardinals Mike Leake (9-10, 4.54 ERA) makes his fourth start of the season (0-2, 4.26) against the Cubs on Friday.It will be his fourth start this month since coming off the disabled list (shingles). Hes 0-1 in that span with a loss to Chicago and two no-decisions, including a Cardinals victory over the Giants on Saturday as he allowed two runs and seven hits over six innings.The Cardinals close the regular season at home with four games against the Cincinnati Reds and three against the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Cubs hit the road for series in Pittsburgh and Cincinnati. ' ' ' 
(STATS) -- North Carolina State assistant Des Kitchings has decided against returning to Furman to become its new head football coach. Fjallraven Kanken Classic Graphite Backpack .The former Furman player and assistant coach had accepted the position before the reversal, according to SI.com.Furman is seeking to replace Bruce Fowler, who resigned earlier this month after a 3-8 season and a 27-43 record in six years.Kitchings has been an assistant coach at North Carolina State since 2012. This season, he served as the Wolfpacks assistant head coach for offense, recruiting coordinator and running backs coach. Fjallraven Kanken Big Backpack Sale . Deulofeu injured a muscle in his right leg in Evertons 4-1 win over Fulham in the English Premier League on Saturday. Barcelona says that its team doctors will "co-ordinate" with Evertons medical staff as Deulofeu recovers. Fjallraven Kanken Big Backpack Black . Gather a group of friends, or find a league to join online, draft your team, set your lineup and compete in a number of different formats. http://www.cheapkankenbackpack.com/fjallraven-kanken-classic-ox-red-backpack-16l.html .com) - The Montreal Canadiens embark on their first road trip of the season as they head out west to battle the Calgary Flames on Wednesday night. CINCINNATI -- Kyle Washington scored a career-high 24 points and Cincinnati rolled to an 85-56 victory over Bowling Green on Sunday night for its fifth straight win.Washington made 11 of 13 field goals, and has scored in double figures in every game this season. Justin Jenifer had 14 points and Troy Caupain added 12 points for Cincinnati (7-1), which shot 34 of 61 from the field for 56 percent.Zack Denny and Wes Alcegaire scored 16 points apiece to lead Bowling Green (3-5).The Bearcats took the lead for good seven minutes into the game, and built a 41-24 halftime lead. Fjallraven Kanken Mini Backpack Pink. Bowling Green (3-5) shot just 9 of 32 from the field for 28 percent in the first half. The Falcons finished 21-of-57 shooting for 37 percent.Cincinnati plays at No. 18 Butler (8-0) on Saturday. Bowling Green visits Evansville (4-4) on Thursday. ' ' ' 
PITTSBURGH -- Tony Romo will be back in uniform next Sunday when the Dallas Cowboys host the Baltimore Ravens. Shaquille ONeal Lakers Jersey .The leading passer in franchise history however, wont be under center. As much respect as owner Jerry Jones has for Romo, even Jones isnt going to go away from one of the hottest hands in the NFL, one that has the streaking Cowboys atop the NFC East with no signs of slowing.Its your job for now, Dak Prescott.A few more games like the 319-yard, two-touchdown performance in Sundays 35-30 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers and it may be yours for good.I think the longer he plays like this, the more we have a chance to have another win, Jones said. Everybody here wants to do one thing and thats win. And theres nobody that would introduce any other issue or any other consideration than doing what it takes to win the game.Romo included, apparently. Though Romo is practicing and fully recovered from the back injury he suffered in August, Jones plans to stick with Prescott with the Cowboys (8-1) riding an eight-game winning streak. While running back Ezekiel Elliott scored twice in the final 2 minutes of a wild fourth quarter to bring Dallas back a pair of one-point deficits, Jones was equally awed by the ease with which Prescott handled the pressure against a team desperate to right itself.Prescott went 9 for 10 over the final two Dallas drives, standing in the face of the Pittsburgh pass rush like a player whos been around for more than just a couple of months.He was outstanding, Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said. Its contagious throughout our team. Guys believed in him. Everyone believed in each other.Other takeaways as Dallas matched the longest single-season winning streak in team history while the Steelers (4-5) dropped their fourth straight.ZESTY ZEKEElliott, the other Dallas rookie, found the going tough until late in the fourth quarter. Then, the NFLs leading rusher with the relentlessly churning legs buried Pittsburgh. His first touchdown, a 14-yard dash down the right sideline, put the Cowboys up 29-24. His second, a 32-yard sprint right up the middle , came on a simple play when he was just trying get the ball a little closer for kicker Dan Bailey. Instead, Elliott found nothing but a large swath of green in front of him.It parted like the Red Sea, Elliott said. All I had to do was run.FOR YOU, DADDallas wide receiver Dez Bryant caught six passes for 114 yards and a score , his most productive game of the season. Bryants breakout came just a day after the death of his father, MacArthur Hatton. Bryant chose to play and paid tribute by pointing to the sky after his pretty 50-yard touchdown grab.I dont know how you being to understand how someone can perform at that level dealing with such an emotional thing in their life, Garrett said. He was locked in. He was very passionate throughout the ball game.ACCOUNTING ISSUES?Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger passed for 408 yards and three scores to move into 10th on the NFLs all-time list for career touchdown passes (292), slipping by Hall of Famers Johnny Unitas and Warren Moon. Yet it wasnt enough to lift Pittsburgh to its first victory in more than a month.Roethlisberger said the Steelers were undisciplined and not accountable. When asked what he meant by accountable, Roethlisberger didnt exactly provide specifics on where his team was lacking.Just a feel, he said.MARINO 2.0Roethlisberger channeled Hall of Famer Dan Marino late in the fourth quarter, faking a spike and instead lobbing a 15-yard scoring pass to Brown that put Pittsburgh in front with 42 seconds left. It was reminiscent of Marinos famous play against the New York Jets in 1994 . However, the exception is the Dolphins won and the Steelers didnt.(Offensive coordinator) Todd (Haley) was in my head yelling `Dont waste a down, Roethlisberger said. But I knew what we were doing, so Im glad it worked.UP NEXTCowboys: Will go for their ninth straight victory on Sunday against the Ravens. Dallas has never won nine consecutive games in one season in the franchises 57-year history. There have been a lot of great teams and championship teams that have come through in the last 57 years, Garrett said. Thats certainly something to comment on. Its been a good streak for us.Steelers: On the surface, a trip to 0-10 Cleveland would be the perfect elixir. Yet, Pittsburgh has struggled on the road this season. The Steelers are 1/3 away from Heinz Field this season, the lone victory coming in the season opener against Washington.---For more NFL coverage: http://www.pro32.ap.org and http://www.twitter.com/AP-NFL Dennis Rodman Lakers Jersey . Badenhop was 2-3 with a 3.47 ERA in 63 relief appearances for Milwaukee this season. He is 18-20 in his career with three saves and a 3. Lance Stephenson Jersey .com) - The Calgary Flames aim to bounce back from their first regulation home loss of the campaign on Friday night when they host a Detroit Red Wings club that they swept in three meetings a season ago. http://www.lakersbasketballshop.com/Nick-Van-Exel-Jersey/ .  Aside from the trilogy main event title fight, there are a number of intriguing matchups in the heavyweight, welterweight and lightweight divisions. WACO, Texas -- Baylor fans filled the arena with the obligatory chants over Over-rated! in the closing minutes as the ninth-ranked Bears were closing out a convincing victory over No. 7 Xavier.Maybe they should have been chanting Under-rated! for their own team.Manu Lecomte scored 24 points, Johnathan Motley had 17 points with eight rebounds and the Bears took over in the second half for a 76-61 victory Saturday. Less than a month into the season, they already have three wins over Top 10 teams for the first time.We just go out and play hard every day, Motley said, when asked if the Bears were still ranked too low. Whatever rankings say, thats what they say. I guarantee you every day, every game, were going to come out with the same intensity. Play together as a family. Were all in, and it results in Ws.Baylor (8-0) started the season unranked and not even getting any votes. They moved to No. 20 in the second poll of the regular season, after a win over then-No. 4 Oregon, and shot up to No. 9 with a first-place vote in the last poll after winning the Battle 4 Atlantis with wins over then-No. 24 Michigan State and then-No. 10 Louisville.Now they have another impressive victory by beating Xavier (7-1), which led by as many as nine points before halftime. The Bears came from behind in the second half like they did in all three games last week in the Bahamas.Give Baylor a lot of credit. Theyre awfully good. Its nothing we didnt know coming in, Xavier coach Chris Mack said. Theyve been a second-half team seems like all year so far, and today was no different.Xavier led 51-50 when Edmond Sumner, who had 19 points, hit a 3-pointer with 11:15 to play. The Musketeers then went almost 9 minutes before making another field goal.Lecomte, the former Miami transfer, put Baylor ahead to stay with two free throws. By time he made a jumper with 3:36 left, it capped a 21-2 run to put the Bears up 71-53.Trevon Bluiett, who led the Musketeers with 23 points and fouled out, made a 3-pointer with 2:33 for their first basket since their last leead. Kurt Rambis Jersey. BIG PICTUREXavier: The Musketeers had won 21 consecutive non-conference games since a double-overtime loss at Auburn two years ago. They were 3-0 against Top 10 opponents last season, but the Big Easts best team in field goal percentage couldnt hold down Baylor.Baylor: The Bears, who now have 10 days between games because of final exams, have passed their big tests on the court so far. Lecomte has been a spark with returners Motley, Al Freeman and Ishmael Wainright in the starting lineup, along with 7-footer Jo Lual-Acuil. Their next big game is the Dec. 30 Big 12 opener at Oklahoma.A BAYLOR FIRSTIt was Baylors first victory in a matchup of Top 10 teams. The Bears were 0-6 in the previous such games, all of them in Big 12 play -- including five during the 2011-12 season. ... Baylor has won 39 consecutive non-conference home games over the last four years.HE SAID ITWe went a bunch of times into the post. We lost the ball. We had three or four turnovers where the ball got knocked out of our hands. We had opportunities when we got fouled to go to the free throw line and convert, and we missed. -- Mack.POLL IMPLICATIONSWith Xavier among three Top 10 losers Saturday, that makes room for Baylor to move up a few spots in the new AP Top 25 on Monday. The Musketeers could fall out of the Top 10, but probably not by much.UP NEXTXavier plays its next two games against Pac-12 teams, going to Colorado on Wednesday and then hosting Utah next Saturday. The game against Utah is the first of four consecutive home games, a stretch that will conclude with the Big East Conference opener against Providence on Dec. 28.Baylors next game is Dec. 14 vs Southern University, one of three SWAC teams that will play in a four-game stretch over eight days when they also host John Brown, an NAIA school from Arkansas.---More AP college basketball: www.collegebasketball.ap.org and https://twitter.com/AP-Top25 . ' ' ' e) and Dallas have cracked the 80-point barrier against the Sparks this season.Atlanta averages 83 points per game but are averaging only a shade over 75 points in their past four games.The Dream will rely on Angel McCoughtry, who leads the team in scoring (20.1). The seven-year veteran had a streak of 29 consecutive double-doubles snapped in the loss to the Storm. She scored 22 points but pulled down only seven rebounds.Tipoff for Thursdays game is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. ET.                                                         
Big Blue Nation is going to love this edition of Kentucky basketball. Dikembe Mutombo Nuggets Jersey .The Wildcats are deep, quick, can score in transition, defend well and will get better and better. John Calipari lost so much talent from last season: Tyler Ulis, Jamal Murray, Skal Labissiere, Alex Poythress. Calipari is a recruiting machine and he has reloaded.You couldnt tell how his team would respond to playing in Madison Square Garden against a ranked team Tuesday night. Kentucky passed its test against Michigan State, 69-48.Remember, this squad has been together for about a month. It is young, but oh so talented. They play well as a team and Michigan States size advantage was a small factor.This Wildcats club can run, baby, run! They have tremendous athletic ability and go from the defensive end to the offensive end so fast. This has the making of a very special team.Going into the game Tuesday, there were questions about Malik Monks shooting ability. My friends, what I saw on Tuesday was star ability as Monk hit trifecta after trifecta. He had rhythm, touch and range.I was really impressed by the improvement shown by Isaiah Briscoe. He has become a much better shooter from the field and is a different player on the foul line. His hard work in the gym over the summer has paid off. I also love his toughness.Bam Adebayo is tough on the boards. DeAaron Fox runs the offense and is a superb passer. Then there are veterans like Derek Willis and Isaac Humphries who help out up front.Kentucky has the quickness and length to be a very good defensive team. Holding the Spartans below 50 points proved that. A young team has bought into Caliparis defensive philosophy.Michigan State is 0-2, but both losses came against ranked teams (Arizona and Kentucky). Miles Bridges had a rough shooting night, but the high-riser will be a special talent. Cassius Winston has to learn to stay out of foul trouble. The Spartans are undersized with Ben Carter and Gavin Schilling hurt, and it is possible that neither will return this season.Tom Izzo is a teacher and his kids will take these two losses and learn from them. Michigan State is doing a lot of flying during the first month of the season and that will also be a challenge.Kentucky has so much talent across the board and Calipari loves his team. They have all of the ingredients to make it to the Final Four. Custom Denver Nuggets Jerseys . Boucher previously coached the Tampa Bay Lightning and had a 97-78-20 record over two-plus seasons. He was dismissed by the team last March after the Lightning struggled in the lockout-shortened season with a 13-18-1 record. Carmelo Anthony Nuggets Jersey . 1, meaning problems for the doping controls at both major international sports events next year. The World Anti-Doping Agency provisionally suspended the Moscow Antidoping Center on Sunday, saying its operations must improve or a six-month ban on the facilitys accreditation will be imposed. http://www.authenticnuggetsproshop.com/Michael-Porter-Jersey/ . From filmmaker Nanette Burstein (On the Ropes), The Price of Gold revisits the saga that rocked the figure skating world ahead of the 1994 Lillehammer Olympic Winter Games: the assault on Nancy Kerrigan, and the plot that led its way back to her rival Tonya Harding. The Los Angeles Sparks are on a mission and have overcome myriad obstacles to post a 14-1 record -- the best mark in the history of the WNBA after 15 games.Standing in the Sparks way is the Atlanta Dream, who will be putting the final touch on a 6,000-mile, three-game road trip on Thursday at Staples Center.The Sparks have won three straight since dropping a 72-68 decision at home to the Minnesota Lynx on June 21.The Dream frittered away a late lead Tuesday against the Seattle Storm and lost their fourth straight game.The Sparks, on the other hand, celebrated an emotional 89-84 victory against the Dallas Wings on Tuesday.Down by 22 points in the third quarter, the Sparks turned up the heat and earned the win against the Wings.On the day her college coach at Tennessee, Pat Summitt, died, Candace Parker recorded a double-double (31 points, 13 rebounds) to lead the Sparks. Parker, who wore orange shoes with the word rebound written on them, scored 25 second-half points to spark the comeback.The Dream (8-7) will have their hands full as they try to bounce back from Tuesdays disheartening 84-18 defeat to the Storm. In that game, they led by four late in the fourth period, but were outscored 7-0 in the final 1:22.The Dream were unable to stop Seattle rookie Breanna Stewart,, who scored 38 points -- tied for the most by a player this season. Thomas Welsh Nuggets Jersey. And now Atlanta must contend with the high-scoring Sparks duo of Nneka Ogwumike and Parker.Ogwumike set a WNBA record with 23 consecutive made field goals from June 7 through June 14, spanning three games. The former Stanford star leads the WNBA in field-goal percentage at .681.The Sparks average 85.9 points per game. Ogwumike leads the team with 17.1 points per game. Parker at 16.3 and Kristi Toliver at 14.7 also average double figures in scoring.But it is defense where Los Angeles excels. The Sparks give up only 72.7 points per game -- the best in the league. Only the Chicago Sky (twice) and Dallas have cracked the 80-point barrier against the Sparks this season.Atlanta averages 83 points per game but are averaging only a shade over 75 points in their past four games.The Dream will rely on Angel McCoughtry, who leads the team in scoring (20.1). The seven-year veteran had a streak of 29 consecutive double-doubles snapped in the loss to the Storm. She scored 22 points but pulled down only seven rebounds.Tipoff for Thursdays game is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. ET.                                                         
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