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HELSINKI -- Amid last-minute confusion about which players are eligible to play for Kosovo, soccers newest national team started its first World Cup qualifier convincingly with a 1-1 draw against Finland, which has tried to reach the finals 18 times before. Riley Ridley Youth Jersey .They pressed hard from the beginning on the Finns home turf with nifty footwork and quick passes in front of a capacity crowd in the southwestern city of Turku.Bernard Berisha had Kosovos first attempt on goal, six minutes into the game and Leart Paqarada hit the post three minutes later.But it was Finland which scored first, when forward Paulus Arajuuri was left unmarked to turn in a corner in the 17th minute.Kosovo kept up the pressure, eventually equalizing on the hour mark with Valon Berisha striking a penalty past Luka Hradecky, Eintracht Frankfurts goalkeeper.Mehmet Hetemaj, a naturalized Finn of Kosovar Albanian descent, who has played on Finlands national team, described the Kosovans as hungrier.They really wanted to win. They were there to win, he said.Kosovan President Hashim Thaci, who watched the game from the Turku grounds, said the team felt like winners.You are the best. You will win. You are the new heroes of Kosovo, he said.The buildup to the evenings game was wrought with confusion as FIFA kept the Kosovo team guessing about who would be allowed to represent the tiny country in its World Cup debut. Less than five hours before the 9:45 p.m. (1845 GMT) kickoff, FIFA finally approved six players who were already with the squad in Turku. Head coach Albert Bunjaki could sigh with relief -- he had a full team to choose from.Five of the six players, including goalkeeper Samir Ujkani, had formerly represented Albania, which borders Kosovo. The case of Berisha, who played for Norway before Kosovo gained FIFA and UEFA membership in May, was the last to be resolved.FIFAs players status committee had been evaluating requests to switch allegiance of Kosovo-eligible players who had represented other countries at youth or senior level while their home country was not recognized in international soccer.Kosovo team spokesman Fazli Berisha told The Associated Press the federation welcomed FIFAs decision. All our demands were taken into consideration.Kosovos assistant coach, Tord Grip, said the confusion was unsettling.Maybe its both the Kosovo federation and FIFA that have messed this up. I dont know all the details, Grip, a former longtime assistant to Sven-Goran Eriksson, told Swedish radio on Monday.Kosovos entry into FIFA membership has tested the rules on switching allegiance. Created to regulate typical cases in which players had nationality of two existing FIFA member federations, the rules have struggled to cope with a new national team like Kosovo.FIFA had in recent months approved requests from nine Kosovo players who had represented six different European countries, including Albania, Germany and Switzerland.Kosovos qualifying group also includes Croatia, Iceland, Turkey and Ukraine.--Llazar Semini in Tirana, Albania, Karl Ritter in Stockholm and Graham Dunbar in Geneva contributed to this story. Brian Urlacher Jersey .J. Jefferson has been charged with assaulting his girlfriend. Richard Dent Youth Jersey . Louis Blues absence from top spot in the TSN. http://www.bearsfootballpro.com/Authentic_Devin-Hester_Bears_Jersey/ . Miller finished in two minutes, 6.09 seconds, one day before the first medal race on the Alpine schedule. The 36-year-old American also turned in the top time in Thursdays opening training session. WACO, Texas -- The distractions may be getting to Baylor.On the eve of Baylors latest football game, assistant football coaches disputed claims by school regents that former coach Art Briles knew of a gang rape involving a player. Then, as the 13th-ranked Bears got ready to play against TCU on Saturday, black T-shirts supporting the popular former coach were being sold outside the stadium.Baylor then went out and suffered their worst home loss since 2005 when they fell 62-22 to the Horned Frogs. It was their second loss in a row after a 6-0 start.A lot of distractions dont help, acting head coach Jim Grobe said. This is a game you really got to spend all your focus on for 12 games during the season to play well and if you dont, this is what happens.On Friday night, 33 assistant coaches and staff members issued a statement on Twitter expressing their support for Briles, who was fired in May. It was the first time the coaches had issued any public statements about the series of sexual assault allegations at Baylor, some involving former football players.Grobe said he didnt know about the tweet in advance, but said he wouldnt step in the way when the coaches wanted their perspective known.David Harper and three other regents met with the editorial board of the Dallas Morning News on Thursday, and Harper said Briles knew of the allegations of at least one gang rape.The assistant coaches, however, said the alleged victim had reported an incident to her sports head coach, who then reported it to ex-athletic director Ian McCaw. The coaches and staff members claim Briles wasnt told for another nine months and that Briles told the victims coach to report the matter to police and to prosecute the players if there was any wrongdoing.Briles attorney, Ernest Cannon, told the newspaper that Briles did everything that he was required to while at the worlds largest Baptist university and that the statement indicates that they didnt think that their leader was sinful.All of this was swirling before the game, when about 400 shirts with the hashtag (hash)CAB, which stands for Coach Art Briles, were sold outside the stadium. Anthony Miller Womens Jersey. A banner with those letters was flown from a luxury suite inside the stadium during the game.Its tough. You dont ever see anybody going through what were kind of going through, but we cant use that as an excuse, quarterback Seth Russell said. We cant let those outside things influence us in one way or another.There were also reports that Shock Linwood shoved an assistant coach on the sidelines during Baylors worst home loss since 62-0 to Texas 11 years ago. And this came a week after a one-point loss at Texas, which followed a Wall Street Journal article when regents first provided some of the details about the allegations.I hate to make excuses, but I really dont know how to put my finger on that, Grobe said, when asked about all the things happening off the field.An outside investigation found 17 women who had reported sexual or domestic assaults involving 19 Baylor athletes since 2011, including four reports of gang rapes. The investigation by Philadelphia law firm Pepper Hamilton found some players at the private school were alleged to have participated in a series of assaults over several years.Baylor has previously said the review found that the football program operated as if it were above the rules.McCaw resigned about the same time two-time Big 12 champion Briles was suddenly fired, and President Ken Starr was removed from his post by regents and later resigned as chancellor.Briles was the only coach dismissed following the law firms report, because he delegated down discipline and he operated a system where he was the last to know when he needed to be the first to know, explained Baylor regent Cary Gray.The law firms report said some football coaches and staff took improper steps in response to disclosures of sexual assault or dating violence that precluded the University from fulfilling its legal obligations.---Information from: The Dallas Morning News, http://www.dallasnews.com ' ' ' 
HELSINKI -- Amid last-minute confusion about which players are eligible to play for Kosovo, soccers newest national team started its first World Cup qualifier convincingly with a 1-1 draw against Finland, which has tried to reach the finals 18 times before. Riley Ridley Youth Jersey .They pressed hard from the beginning on the Finns home turf with nifty footwork and quick passes in front of a capacity crowd in the southwestern city of Turku.Bernard Berisha had Kosovos first attempt on goal, six minutes into the game and Leart Paqarada hit the post three minutes later.But it was Finland which scored first, when forward Paulus Arajuuri was left unmarked to turn in a corner in the 17th minute.Kosovo kept up the pressure, eventually equalizing on the hour mark with Valon Berisha striking a penalty past Luka Hradecky, Eintracht Frankfurts goalkeeper.Mehmet Hetemaj, a naturalized Finn of Kosovar Albanian descent, who has played on Finlands national team, described the Kosovans as hungrier.They really wanted to win. They were there to win, he said.Kosovan President Hashim Thaci, who watched the game from the Turku grounds, said the team felt like winners.You are the best. You will win. You are the new heroes of Kosovo, he said.The buildup to the evenings game was wrought with confusion as FIFA kept the Kosovo team guessing about who would be allowed to represent the tiny country in its World Cup debut. Less than five hours before the 9:45 p.m. (1845 GMT) kickoff, FIFA finally approved six players who were already with the squad in Turku. Head coach Albert Bunjaki could sigh with relief -- he had a full team to choose from.Five of the six players, including goalkeeper Samir Ujkani, had formerly represented Albania, which borders Kosovo. The case of Berisha, who played for Norway before Kosovo gained FIFA and UEFA membership in May, was the last to be resolved.FIFAs players status committee had been evaluating requests to switch allegiance of Kosovo-eligible players who had represented other countries at youth or senior level while their home country was not recognized in international soccer.Kosovo team spokesman Fazli Berisha told The Associated Press the federation welcomed FIFAs decision. All our demands were taken into consideration.Kosovos assistant coach, Tord Grip, said the confusion was unsettling.Maybe its both the Kosovo federation and FIFA that have messed this up. I dont know all the details, Grip, a former longtime assistant to Sven-Goran Eriksson, told Swedish radio on Monday.Kosovos entry into FIFA membership has tested the rules on switching allegiance. Created to regulate typical cases in which players had nationality of two existing FIFA member federations, the rules have struggled to cope with a new national team like Kosovo.FIFA had in recent months approved requests from nine Kosovo players who had represented six different European countries, including Albania, Germany and Switzerland.Kosovos qualifying group also includes Croatia, Iceland, Turkey and Ukraine.--Llazar Semini in Tirana, Albania, Karl Ritter in Stockholm and Graham Dunbar in Geneva contributed to this story. Brian Urlacher Jersey .J. Jefferson has been charged with assaulting his girlfriend. Richard Dent Youth Jersey . Louis Blues absence from top spot in the TSN. http://www.bearsfootballpro.com/Authentic_Devin-Hester_Bears_Jersey/ . Miller finished in two minutes, 6.09 seconds, one day before the first medal race on the Alpine schedule. The 36-year-old American also turned in the top time in Thursdays opening training session. WACO, Texas -- The distractions may be getting to Baylor.On the eve of Baylors latest football game, assistant football coaches disputed claims by school regents that former coach Art Briles knew of a gang rape involving a player. Then, as the 13th-ranked Bears got ready to play against TCU on Saturday, black T-shirts supporting the popular former coach were being sold outside the stadium.Baylor then went out and suffered their worst home loss since 2005 when they fell 62-22 to the Horned Frogs. It was their second loss in a row after a 6-0 start.A lot of distractions dont help, acting head coach Jim Grobe said. This is a game you really got to spend all your focus on for 12 games during the season to play well and if you dont, this is what happens.On Friday night, 33 assistant coaches and staff members issued a statement on Twitter expressing their support for Briles, who was fired in May. It was the first time the coaches had issued any public statements about the series of sexual assault allegations at Baylor, some involving former football players.Grobe said he didnt know about the tweet in advance, but said he wouldnt step in the way when the coaches wanted their perspective known.David Harper and three other regents met with the editorial board of the Dallas Morning News on Thursday, and Harper said Briles knew of the allegations of at least one gang rape.The assistant coaches, however, said the alleged victim had reported an incident to her sports head coach, who then reported it to ex-athletic director Ian McCaw. The coaches and staff members claim Briles wasnt told for another nine months and that Briles told the victims coach to report the matter to police and to prosecute the players if there was any wrongdoing.Briles attorney, Ernest Cannon, told the newspaper that Briles did everything that he was required to while at the worlds largest Baptist university and that the statement indicates that they didnt think that their leader was sinful.All of this was swirling before the game, when about 400 shirts with the hashtag (hash)CAB, which stands for Coach Art Briles, were sold outside the stadium. Anthony Miller Womens Jersey. A banner with those letters was flown from a luxury suite inside the stadium during the game.Its tough. You dont ever see anybody going through what were kind of going through, but we cant use that as an excuse, quarterback Seth Russell said. We cant let those outside things influence us in one way or another.There were also reports that Shock Linwood shoved an assistant coach on the sidelines during Baylors worst home loss since 62-0 to Texas 11 years ago. And this came a week after a one-point loss at Texas, which followed a Wall Street Journal article when regents first provided some of the details about the allegations.I hate to make excuses, but I really dont know how to put my finger on that, Grobe said, when asked about all the things happening off the field.An outside investigation found 17 women who had reported sexual or domestic assaults involving 19 Baylor athletes since 2011, including four reports of gang rapes. The investigation by Philadelphia law firm Pepper Hamilton found some players at the private school were alleged to have participated in a series of assaults over several years.Baylor has previously said the review found that the football program operated as if it were above the rules.McCaw resigned about the same time two-time Big 12 champion Briles was suddenly fired, and President Ken Starr was removed from his post by regents and later resigned as chancellor.Briles was the only coach dismissed following the law firms report, because he delegated down discipline and he operated a system where he was the last to know when he needed to be the first to know, explained Baylor regent Cary Gray.The law firms report said some football coaches and staff took improper steps in response to disclosures of sexual assault or dating violence that precluded the University from fulfilling its legal obligations.---Information from: The Dallas Morning News, http://www.dallasnews.com ' ' ' 
Afghanistan are in talks with the BCB to play their first bilateral ODI series against Bangladesh in Dhaka next month, the Afghanistan Cricket Board has said. Devin Singletary Womens Jersey . The ACB and the BCB have not yet decided on the number of matches but the series could be held after the Eid holidays, which fall around September 11 and 12.We are in talks with the BCB to play the series next month but we are yet to sign the Memorandum of Understanding [MoU], ACB media manager Aziz Gharwal told ESPNcricinfo. We havent yet set dates for the matches but we will soon publish the dates on our website.The BCB is looking to play a home ODI series before Englands arrival next month, and ESPNcricinfo learned that the board is in talks with one other team, apart from Afghanistan. Akram Khan, the chairman of BCBs cricket operations, said: We are still in talks with them but we cannot confirm anything at the moment.Englands tour of Bangladesh is scheduled to begin on October 7.If the series against Afghanistan is confirmed, Bangladesh will play their first ODI matches since November 2015. They have only played T20Is in 2016; their last international fixture was in March.Bangladesh have faced Afghanistan twice in ODIs and once in T20 internationals. The two teams met in the 50-over format during the 2014 Asia Cup - where Afghanistan won by 32 runs - and the 2015 World Cup. Their only T20 international clash came during the 2014 World T20 in Mirpur. Matt Milano Bills Jersey . The Nashville Predators were glad their captain was still on their side. Weber had a goal and two assists, and Roman Josi scored the shootout winner to lift the Predators to a 4-3 win over the Flyers on Thursday night. 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Something the one-time Towson University second baseman wrote to the owner of the hometown Orioles, saying he really wanted to work in baseball, that he might be able to do some good.A half-century after he dropped that note with the post office, the game delivered its biggest prize: Schuerholz was elected to the Hall of Fame.It all started with that letter written during a class break at North Point Junior High in Dundalk, he reminisced Sunday.Here I am, 51 years later, he said.Schuerholz was the first general manager to assemble teams that won the World Series in both leagues, capturing crowns with Kansas City in 1985 and Atlanta in 1995.His Braves won a hard-to-believe 14 straight division championships, a run that began in his first season with them. Prior to that, Atlanta hadnt won so much as a single playoff game in its 25-year existence.I always had aspirations to be a successful general manager, the 76-year-old Schuerholz said.In 26 years as a GM, his teams won 16 division titles and six pennants.Schuerholz was picked by all 16 voters on a veterans committee at the winter meetings. Former Commissioner Bud Selig also was elected to the Hall by the Todays Game Era panel, and theyll be enshrined on July 30 in Cooperstown, New York.Schuerholz praised everyone who helped him achieve the honor, including his new Hall teammates -- Atlanta pitchers Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and John Smoltz, plus manager Bobby Cox.Al Kaline, Joe Torre and Pat Gillick were among those who qquickly reached out with congratulations, welcoming him to the club. Doug Flutie Bills Jersey. Under Schuerholz, the Braves revamped the culture of the organization, and boosted baseball all across the South. His management strategy focused on stability and resisted knee-jerk change.The right plan, the right people, he said.In 2007, Schuerholz left his job as GM and became team president. He had only one regret, that the Braves turned those 14 division titles into just one World Series ring.What else is there? Schuerholz said at the time. It would have been, unequivocally, the complete validation of the grand nature of this franchise. Nobody could have said anything about the Atlanta Braves and ended the sentence with the word `but.Schuerholz is now a vice chairman with the team, helping prepare for its move to SunTrust Park next season.A son of a former Philadelphia Athletics minor league second baseman, Schuerholz has stamped his name in baseball. His son, Jon, played second base in the minors for the Braves and now works as a club executive.An avid golfer and fan of the street-corner songs that harmonized in the 1950s, Schuerholz was teaching in 1966 when he sent that letter to Orioles owner Jerry Hoffberger.The note got passed around the front office, and landed him a spot in minor league operations. In 1969, he joined the expansion Royals and became GM a dozen years later, followed by his success with the Braves.No matter than his first goal -- playing in the majors -- never panned out.I came to reckoning, he said. The scouts were more right than I was. ' ' ' 
SHANGHAI -- Rory McIlroy didnt have to check his bank account to know that his FedEx Cup bonus had been deposited. Julian Love Jersey .His caddie, J.P. Fitzgerald, informed him with a text message.I think his words were, `A tsunami just hit my bank account, so thank you very much, McIlroy said Wednesday on the eve of the HSBC Champions. J.P. got a nice percentage of that, so I knew at that point it was already there.No payoff is greater than Sunday at East Lake. For the last seven years, the winner of the Tour Championship also has won the FedEx Cup and its $10 million bonus. The player receives $9 million in cash, and $1 million is deferred into a retirement account. McIlroy also earned $1.53 million from winning the tournament.And he didnt hesitate when it came time to rewarding his longtime caddie.Tour caddies typically get a stipend for the week and then a percentage of the earnings up to 10 percent for a victory. McIlroy said he paid his caddie 10 percent from the $9 million he took home that day from his FedEx Cup bonus, and 10 percent from the Tour Championship earnings.So the total was $1.05 million, McIlroy said. I think he was quite happy.The smile on McIlroys face indicated he was equally happy for him.The FedEx Cup began in 2007, and some players spent the final month debating what they should give their caddies from the bonus pool. The first year, all but $1 million of the bonus was deferred, and some players jokingly wondered if they should wait until retirement to give their caddies a bonus. Others questioned whether a caddie was entitled to bonus money beyond the tournament earnings.McIlroy ran into those same questions his first year competing in the Race to Dubai on the European Tour. Back then, as was the case this year, he didnt have any qualms about sharing the wealth.He deserved it, he said. Hes a big part of what we do. He was with me when I was No. 210 in the world and when I was No. 1.Billy Horschel gave his caddie, Micah Fugitt, a $1 million bonus when he won the FedEx Cup in 2014.September turned out to be quite a month for McIlroy -- and for Fitzgerald. McIlroy won his first PGA Tour event of the year at the Deutsche Bank Championship, which paid $1.53 million for being part of the FedEx Cup playoff. Throw in the Tour Championship and FedEx Cup title, and Fitzgerald pulled in $1,206,000 in two tournaments.That alone would have put him at No. 89 on the PGA Tour money list, one spot behind Vijay Singh. Michael Strahan Womens Jersey . Parker had 26 points and eight assists and San Antonio beat Toronto 112-99 Monday night. "We won that game because of Tony Parkers aggressiveness," Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. "His juice; his aggression all night long. New York Giants Jerseys . -- The Missouri Tigers might not have a roster full of superstars. http://www.nygiantsfanaticshop.com/Black-Deandre-Baker-Giants-Jersey.html?cat=967 . The incident occurred at 19:56 of the second period of the Kings 4-2 road win over Edmonton on Sunday. Nolan punched Oilers forward Jesse Joensuu in the jaw in front of the Kings goal during a scrum. Former McLaren Formula One driver Heikki Kovalainen claimed his first Super GT championship in the 2016 season finale at Motegi on Sunday.2008 Hungarian Grand Prix winner Kovalainen and Lexus Team SARD teammate Kohei Hirate successfully overcame a 10-point deficit to defending champions Tsugio Matsuda and Ronnie Quintarelli in the final round of the GT500 class.The Finn -- who also had spells in F1 at Renault and Caterham -- secured a second place finish in the opening race, before taking a first win of 2016 in the second race to seal the championship by 13 points over Kazuya Oshima and Andrea Calderelli, who ended up leapfrogging Matsuda and Quintarelli in the standings with second in the decider. Julian Love Womens Jersey. In their second season racing together in the Japan-based series, Kovalainen and Hirate recorded four podium finishes on their way to title glory. It marked the 35-year-olds first championship in GT racing, as well as his first title victory since winning the 2004 World Series by Nissan championship.The win at Motegi was Kovalainens first in international motorsport since his victory in Hungary eight years ago with McLaren. ' ' ' 
The Golden State Warriors are one game away from making NBA history after defeating the San Antonio Spurs 92-86 to secure a record-equalling 72nd victory of the season on Sunday. Yeezy Boost 350 Korting . Stephen Curry scored 37 points to help the reigning champions match the league record for regular-season wins set by the Chicago Bulls in 1995-96. The Warriors can break the record with a victory on Wednesday, when they conclude the regular season against the Memphis Grizzlies at home in Oakland.Weve got a great group of guys, that really sacrifice every single night, said Curry.Were competitive, were hungry. We care about each other. I think we try to play the right way.The Spurs had won 48 straight regular-season games on their home turf dating back to last season, while the Warriors had not won a regular-season game in San Antonio since 1997.However, in a tight game, Golden State turned the tide in the fourth quarter when Harrison Barnes opened up a six-point lead with three key baskets before Curry and Klay Thompson extended their advantage to 90-79 with 1:34 remaining.The Spurs pulled within four points in the closing seconds, but wouldnt get any closer. Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Kopen Goedkoop . Still, Brewers manager Ron Roenicke thought taking him out before the fifth inning was an unusual move. "Im looking up at the board and hes got two hits given up and one run, and Im taking him out after the fourth inning," Roenicke said. Adidas Ultra Boost Belgie . The catch: It needs a lot of money, and it needs it fast. http://www.yeezybelgie.com/yeezy-boost-350-v2-kopen.html . Vettel was 0.168 seconds faster than Red Bull teammate Mark Webber around the Suzuka circuit. Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg was two tenths of a second off Vettel. "The car balance is decent, but I think we can still improve," Vettel said. LAS VEGAS -- These are ESPN Chalks weekly NFL betting recaps for every Week 8 game -- with an emphasis on the word betting.Sometimes its clear from the opening kickoff that a team is going to win and/or cover the spread. Other times it looks like one team is going to coast to victory when the other one rallies, causing bettors to wonder how they could have possibly lost that game and crying bad beat! Of course, there also are the back-and-forth, 50-50 games that are virtual coin flips.This new column, which will also include my takeaways from each game, will separate the different kind of point-spread results from each week and is intended to be a quick overview for those who have too work on NFL Sundays or otherwise arent able to watch all the games. Yeezy Boost 350 Goedkoop. . Well also incorporate Rufus Peabodys numbers to give an analytical look at which teams shouldve covered.So lets run down Sundays Week 8 action (plus Thursdays game).Note: Well point out crazy over/under results, but this is primarily a recap of the against-the-spread (ATS) results.Bad beats (clearly wrong sides)Cleveland (+2.5) and New York (-3) in the Jets 31-28 win at ClevelandThis was actually a bad beat on both sides (or at least a bad push on one side). Let me explain. ' ' ' 
DENVER -- The Colorado Avalanche were busy in free agency Friday, signing a crop of players that includes forward Joe Colborne. Lamar Jackson Jersey .The 26-year-old Colborne agreed to a two-year deal as he leaves Calgary after a season in which he set a career high in goals (19) and assists (25).Colorado also signed veteran defenseman Fedor Tyutin to a one-year contract. The 32-year-old Tyutin has 251 points and 510 penalty minutes in a dozen seasons with the New York Rangers and Columbus Blue Jackets. He spent the last eight years with Columbus and his 553 games are the most by a defenseman in Blue Jackets history.On top of that, the Avs signed forwards Reid Petryk and Trent Vogelhuber to two-year contracts. Defenseman Ryan Stanton, goaltender Jeremy Smith and forwards Jim OBrien, Turner Elson, Mike Sislo and Joe Whitney agreed to one-year deals. Marquise Brown Jersey . -- The goal posts lying flat on the field, Arizonas fans lingered on the field, congregating around the locker room entrance nearly 30 minutes after rushing out of the stands. Trace McSorley Womens Jersey . LOUIS -- Alexander Steen scored a power-play goal with 59. http://www.ravensrookiestore.com/Ravens-Ray-Lewis-Jersey/ . And when it opened, every player was at his stall. Thats a sure sign that a team is in a slump and is searching for answers. "Its embarrassing to be at home and play the way we did," said defenceman Josh Gorges. The Cavaliers may have recently broken the city of Clevelands championship curse, but Philadelphias run of bad luck with their rookies has unfortunately continued. 2016 first overall pick Ben Simmons suffered a fracture of the fifth metatarsal bone of his right foot on Friday. Simmons rolled his right ankle during the teams final training camp scrimmage at Stockton University.The team has given no indication when the Aussie phenom might be able to return to basketball activities.Its yet another setback for a team that has been inundated with major injuries to their most recent draft picks. Nerlens Noel sat out his first full season while recovering from a torn ACL, and Joel Embiid will finally make his NBA debut this season after sitting out the first two seasons of his professional career with foot ailments of his own. In addition, last years No. 3 overall pick Jahlil Okafor began his rookie campaign healthy, but succumbed to a knee injury after 53-games.Its Simmons injury, however, that threatens to derail a promising Philadelphia core.The 610 point forward has been anticipated as a franchise player since his lone season with Louisiana State, and heralded as the savior for a fanbase that hasnt had much to cheer about in recent years.Simmons was drafted to be the new face of Philadelphia, and their on-floor leader. In six Summer League games in July, Simmons averaged 10.8 points, 7.7 rebounds and 5.5 assists per game, impressing with his all-round versatility, and ability to play all five positions -- something that 76ers coach Brett Brown definitely took advantage of.Fridays injury means fans wont be seeing Simmons wizardry for a while.Although its still too early to assess the ramifications for Simmons, its worth noting that it has not been confirmed whether he suffered an avulsion fracture of his foot, or the dreaded Jones fracture.Avulsion fractures account for 90 percent of all fractures of the base of the fifth metatarsal, and rehab time is typically 6-8 weeks, but history suggests that players with larger frames who suffer through foot and ankle problems early in their career, never return as the player they once were.One positive for Simmons is that the Brooklyn Nets Brook Lopez, who suffered a stress fracture of the fifth metatarsaal, returned in under two months and played at an All-Star level. Jaylon Ferguson Youth Jersey. Obviously, the size and weight of a player makes a huge difference in the recovery process.In recent months Simmons had added almost 33 pounds as he prepared his body for the rigors of the NBA season.I am a lot stronger now than I was in college and it will help me take hits and bumps, Simmons said on Monday at the teams new practice facility during the teams media day. When I started at LSU, I was about 217 (pounds) and now Im about 250, so I gained a lot of weight.Renowned trainer Tim Grover speculated that Simmons added weight might have contributed to the injury, but the pathology of an avulsion fracture suggests the injury occurs after forcible inversion of the foot, which, given the injury to Simmons occurred during a scrimmage, gives optimism that the injury is not as severe as a Jones fracture.Where does this leave the 76ers as the season approaches?Although its unfair to have expected Simmons to carry this still developing Philadelphia team to a playoff berth, his absence will leave a cavernous hole in coach Brett Browns system. Brown had talked about starting Simmons at power forward (his most natural position in the modern NBA), but also playing him as the teams primary ball-handler for large portions of games as well.A logjam at the frontcourt positions means the 76ers can plug any one of Noel, Okafor, Embiid, and unproven rookie Dario Saric in at the power forward position, but Simmons absence puts an end to any vision Brown had of utilizing the Australians versatility and causing match-up nightmares for opposition coaches.Short term what this means for Simmons is that his career has been put on hold for the moment. Its an obstacle that hell have to overcome, and he can lean on teammates who have been in this same position before him. Long term, questions will linger as to if and how this injury will affect him.I think its still surreal for me, Simmons mused on Monday. I think itll finally hit me once I step on the court matched up against OKC the first game.Now fans are left to wonder when that first game will actually be. ' ' ' 
The 2016 NFL season is underway. Leonard Fournette Jersey . Every week, Chalk will provide the lines and totals for all of the coming weeks games.Here are the Week 12 lines.Thursday, Nov. 24Minnesota Vikings at Detroit Lions (-2.5, 43)Washington Redskins at Dallas Cowboys (-7, 51)Pittsburgh Steelers at Indianapolis Colts (No line)Sunday, Nov. 271 p.m. ET gamesSan Diego Chargers at Houston Texans (-1, 47)Tennessee Titans (-3.5, 43) at Chicago BearsJacksonville Jaguars at Buffalo Bills (-7.5, 45.5)Cincinnati Bengals at Baltimore Ravens (-4.5, 40.5)Arizona Cardinals at Atlanta Falcons (-4, 50.5)San Francisco 49ers at Miami Dolphins (-7.5, 45.5)Los Angeles Rams at New Orleans Saints (-7, 45.5)New York Giants (-7, 44.5) at Cleveland Browns4 p.m. ET gamesSeattle Seahawks (-5.5, 45) at Tampa Bay BuccaneersCarolina Panthers at Oakland Raiders (-3.5, 48)New England Patriots (-8, 47.5) at New York Jets8:30 ETKansas City Chiefs at Denver Broncos (-3.5, 39.5)?Monday, Nov. 28Green Bay Packers at Philadelphia Eagles (-3.5, 47.5) Taven Bryan Jersey . They were putting most of their energy into a record-setting offensive display. Quincy Williams II Youth Jersey .com) - Christian Ponder will get another chance to prove himself for the Minnesota Vikings, with head coach Leslie Frazier announcing Wednesday that the struggling quarterback will start this weekends game against the Green Bay Packers. http://www.authenticjaguarslockroom.com/Youth-Jalen-Ramsey-Elite-Jersey/ .875,000, avoiding arbitration. Clippards deal Monday means all eight Nationals players who filed for arbitration wound up settling before a hearing.Harlequins prop Joe Marler has made himself unavailable for selection for England’s Test against Wales and three-Test tour to Australia. Marler has established himself as a key player in Eddie Jones squad and featured in all five of their Grand Slam matches in the Six Nations. Joe Marler was banned for two weeks for kicking an opponent during Harlequins European Challenge Cup win against Grenoble But he has also courted controversy in recent months for a couple of on-field incidents. First he was given a two-match ban for offensive comments made to Wales forward Samson Lee, before serving a two-week ban in April after committing an act of foul play during Harlequins win over Grenoble in the Challenge Cup.Having discussed his immediate future with Jones, Marler - who has won 42 caps - has decided to take time out from international rugby.It has been a very enjoyable but sometimes difficult season, Marler said in an official RFU statement. Marler will take some time out from international rugby After speaking to Eddie in Brighton, I have decided that the best thing for me is to take a rest and not go to Australia.Whenever you pplay for England, you have to be 100% and unfortunately Im not in that place at the moment. Gardner Minshew II Youth Jersey. Its not a decision Ive come to lightly, but I feel I would be letting my teammates and my country down if I were to tour. I think a short rest will really help me recharge my batteries so I can start next season with the energy and focus thats needed to perform at the highest level.Jones himself offered his backing to Marlers decision and insisted he still has a big future with England.Joe played brilliantly during the Six Nations and he will be a big loss in Australia, said Jones. Watch our exclusive interview with England head coach Eddie Jones Joe knows better than anyone what it takes to be part of a winning international team and he obviously doesnt feel like hes quite there at the moment.We fully support Joes difficult decision and admire his honesty.Hes a young man with a very bright future. Theres no doubt in my mind hell use this time wisely and come back feeling refreshed and ready to be part of England again.Watch England v Wales on May 29. Coverage begins on Sky Sports 3 HD at 2:30pm. Also See: Jones: No contact with Armitage Itoje lands European award Itoje lands European award RPA supports Six Nations move ' ' ' 
Over at Wisconsin, Adidas is out and Under Armour is in, although the new outfitter hasnt exactly made radical changes to the Badgers look: Also: When the Badgers open the season by hosting LSU on Saturday, the game will take place at Lambeau Field, home of the Green Bay Packers. Alan Page Jersey . The game has its own Packers-themed logo (additional info here):Click here for Lukas complete Uni Watch 2016 college football preview. Brian ONeill Vikings Jersey . He said Tuesday thats a big reason why he is now the new coach of the Tennessee Titans. Whisenhunt said he hit it off quickly with Ruston Webster when interviewing for the job Friday night. Randy Moss Jersey . 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I think that comes with the territory, but if weve earned some swagger, how much has Dallas earned? They just had an 11-game winning streak snapped and were sitting there with Detroit at a five-game winning streak.That looks kind of puny compared to Dallas 11.The Cowboys (11-2) are struggling for the first time with Prescott and Elliott. Even though they beat Minnesota two weeks ago, Prescott had a season low in passing yardage and Elliott needed a 30-yard run late to get to 86.Then came the 10-7 loss to the New York Giants , Prescotts worst game as a pro when Dallas had a chance to wrap up the NFC East title and a first-round bye. The Cowboys will try again this week, but will need this time a Giants loss or tie against Detroit.I just worry about the next game, Prescott said. But coming off a bad game, you have that chip on your shoulder. You want to go back out there and thats what its about for me each and every day, is coming in and proving myself, not just after a loss.Defense has led a surge by the Buccaneers (8-5) to a tie for the NFC South lead with Atlanta, capped by a 16-11 win in which New Orleans was held without a touchdown for just the second time since quarterback Drew Brees joined the Saints in 2006. Tampa Bay has an NFL-high 14 takeaways during the winning streak.They are extremely fast, Dallas offensive coordinator Scott Linehan said. They get a lot of people around the ball. Thats why they have so many turnovers. Thats a combination of their speed and pursuit.Things to consider in the second meeting in as many years between the Cowboys and Buccaneers, who snapped a five-game skid against Dallas with a win at home last season:PRIME TIME FOR JAMEIS: This game was moved from early Sunday, offering Tampa Bay a chance to shine against a storied franchise thats tied for the best record in the NFL this seeason. Dru Samia Womens Jersey. The Bucs are chasing their first playoff berth since 2007 and on the verge of ending a string of five straight last-place finishes in their division.But the biggest focal point is Winston, last years No. 1 overall pick.Not really taking that away from the Cowboys because they are a prestigious franchise, Winston said. But we have to focus on the Bucs.THIRD AND LONG: The Cowboys were one of the best teams in the NFL on third down most of the season before slumping to 2 of 24 combined against the Vikings and Giants. Penalties and negative plays led to a high number of third-and-long situations, and the passing game frequently broke down from more manageable distances. Dallas also didnt convert on first or second down as much.If you have 15 third downs in a game (against the Giants) its probably going to be a struggle, Garrett said.STINGY CREW: Tampa Bays defense has played much better since allowing more than 1,000 yards within a five-day span during losses to Oakland and Atlanta.The team has allowed only 17 second-half points during its surge, one of the best stretches in franchise history.For whatever reason, after that Thursday night game (against Atlanta), it just became a new defense, tight end Cameron Brate said. Those guys are playing with so much confidence and energy, which carries over to the rest of the team.McFADDEN MYSTERY: Darren McFadden, Dallas leading rusher last season, is active for the first time in 2016 after breaking his right elbow in a household accident during the offseason. Garrett isnt saying whether hell make the game-day roster, or what role he will have if he does. Backup running back Alfred Morris role has diminished significantly in recent weeks.MUTUAL RESPECT: Winston and Dak Prescott are meeting for the first time, but arent strangers.They were roommates at Peyton Mannings quarterback camp. And Prescott, a fourth-round pick who was expected to be the third quarterback before injuries to backup Kellen Moore and 10-year starter Tony Romo, appreciates what Winston has done in the spotlight from the beginning.I definitely admire the work he does, just being a great leader, Prescott said.---For more NFL coverage: http://www.pro32.ap.org and http://www.twitter.com/AP-NFL---Follow Schuyler Dixon on Twitter at https://twitter.com/apschuyler ' ' ' 
Stanford?has admitted to a pair of Level II NCAA violations for the first time in its athletic departments history. Royce Freeman Youth Jersey .The university self-reported both transgressions in 2014. One came in football, where former wide receiver Devon Cajuste received impermissible benefits valued at under $400 from his summer landlord. The other came in softball, where an internal inquiry found that head coach John Rittman disregarded NCAA limits on team practice hours.The university forced Rittman to resign after its inquiry, while the NCAA reinstated Cajustes eligibility after he repaid the value of the impermissible benefits to charity and served a one-game suspension in the 2014 season opener.While the university has self-reported a number of Level III and Level IV [minor] violations in recent years, it had never had a Level I or II [major] violation, Stanford athletic director Bernard Muir wrote in a statement. The university regrets these violations and has taken corrective actions to ensure that they are not repeated.Cajustes situation involved his summer living accommodations in the vicinity of the Stanford campus. In 2007, Stanford football initiated a process to help players connect with community homeowners to obtain rental housing in the summer months, when on-campus accommodations were often unavailable.The program helped football student-athletes remain in the area to train, attend summer classes and participate in internships and other activities that would benefit them after graduation, Muir wrote.Stanford discovered that the impermissible benefits that Cajuste had received included meals with his landlords family, movie tickets with the family and the use of a local vacation home. Cajustes landlord also gave the receiver a loan to purchase a bicycle -- also deemed impermissible by the NCAA -- but the receiver had already repaid that loan at the time of Stanfords review.I unknowingly accepted impermissible benefits from my summer landlord, Cajuste wrote in a statement. I look forward to moving on from this incident and to supporting my alma mater for many years to come. I will have no further comment on this matter.Cajuste caught 90 passes for 14 touchdowns over his career at Stanford, which ended last season. He recently signed a contract with the Green Bay Packers practice squad.In his statement, Muir said that Stanford -- ?recognizing the risk of these housing arrangements -- has revised its policy and now prohibits student-athletes from renting local housing during the summer. Stanford student-athletes are now housed on campus. Steve Atwater Womens Jersey . Instead of dwelling on the negative, Oates focused on what was good about the clubs recent play. It worked. Terrell Davis Jersey .com) - Yankee Stadium is the home of the Bronx Bombers, but on Sunday afternoon it will open its gates to host the latest addition of the Hudson River Rivalry. http://www.broncosrookiestore.com/Broncos-Royce-Freeman-Jersey/ . -- About a third of the way through the regular season, the Washington Wizards are at . Toronto Blue Jays right-hander?Marcus Stromans talent extends beyond the pitchers mound.?Stroman spits rhymes on a track called Shine from hip-hop artist Mike Stud, a former teammate of his at Duke University.?Earlier this week, Stroman tweeted a video of him recording the single with the caption this is my walkout next year!The lyrics of one of Stromans verses presumably allude to how he feels when hes on the mound.You know I got the tunnel vision, I dont see the competition, if I want it I get it anyway, Stroman sings.?Stroman also raps about his confidence annd DMs (direct messages) in the track. Dennis Smith Jersey. ?Boston Red Sox southpaw David Price got a sneak peak of his former teammates rap skills and had some high praise.?This isnt the first time Stroman and Stud have collaborated. Stroman was also featured in Studs single?These Days and the two performed together in Toronto?earlier this year.?Damian Lillard, you just might just have some competition for best athlete/rapper.?-- Alex Tekip ' ' ' 
INDIANAPOLIS -- Trace McSorley threw four touchdown passes and No. Alexandre Lacazette Arsenal Jersey . 8 Penn State stunned No. 6 Wisconsin 38-31 on Saturday night, overcoming a 21-point first-half deficit in the greatest comeback in Big Ten title game history.Penn State (11-2, No. 7 CFP) won its first first conference title in eight years. The Nittany Lions must wait to see if the selection committee rewards them with one of the four coveted playoff spots Sunday.Penn State trailed 28-7 with 5:15 left in the first half, but McSorley led the Nittany Lions to touchdowns on each of its next four possessions, finally taking a 35-31 lead on an 18-yard pass to Saquon Barkley with 13:41 left.Things looked bleak early, but McSorley repeatedly burned the nations No. 3 defense with long passes on a record-breaking night.McSorley finished 22 of 31 for 384 yards. The yardage and TD passes were both Big Ten championship game records. He also broke the schools single-season records for yards passing and touchdown passes. And he wasnt the only one to have a memorable performance. Saeed Blacknall caught six passes, two for touchdowns, and finished with a championship-game record 155 yards.Wisconsin (10-3, No. 6 CFP) played without starting quarterback Alex Hornibrook but still jumped to a 28-7 lead behind Corey Clement, who ran 21 times for 164 yards including a 67-yard TD run in the first quarter.NO. 1 ALABAMA 54, NO. 15 FLORIDA 16ATLANTA -- Alabama showed off all its weapons in the Southeastern Conference championship game.Now, the Crimson Tide can expect a return trip to Atlanta for the College Football Playoff.The nations No. 1 team scored off a blocked punt and an interception return before wearing down No. 15 Florida in the second half with a dominant running game. The result was a rout that positioned Alabama to go for its second straight national title and its fifth crown in the last nine years under coach Nick Saban.Next up: a likely semifinal game at the Georgia Dome on Dec. 31.The Crimson Tide (13-0, No. 1 CFP) bolted to a 16-9 lead in the first quarter, despite being held to minus-7 yards and no first downs. They scored one touchdown off a blocked punt, another off an interception return. A field goal was set up by another pick -- one of three thrown by Florida quarterback Austin Appleby in the first half.The Tide led 33-16 at halftime -- the most points ever scored in the first two quarters of an SEC title game -- and iced the victory with scoring drives of 98 and 91 yards, sparked by a goal-line stand that finished off the last gasp by the Gators (8-4, No. 15 CFP).NO. 3 CLEMSON 42, NO. 19 VIRGINIA TECH 35ORLANDO, Fla. -- Deshaun Watson bolstered his Heisman Trophy candidacy by passing for three touchdowns and running for two more to lead Clemson past Virginia Tech in the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game.Winning consecutive league titles for the first time in 28 years likely will send the Tigers (12-1, No. 3 CFP) back to the four-team College Football Playoff for the second straight year, providing Watson with an opportunity to resolve unfinished business from last January, when his team lost to Alabama in the national championship game.The Clemson star completed 23 of 34 passes for 288 yards, including TDs of 21 and 10 yards to Jordan Leggett and 15 yards to Hunter Renfrow for a 42-28 lead midway through the fourth quarter. He also rushed for 85 yards on 17 attempts for the Tigers, whove won back-to-back ACC titles for the first time since winning three straight from 1986-88.Watsons counterpart, Jerod Evans, was just as impressive for Virginia Tech (9-4, No. 23 CFP). The 6-foot-3, 238-pound ran for two touchdowns and rallied the Hokies from a 21-point deficit to make it close at the end.NO. 7 OKLAHOMA 38, NO. 11 OKLAHOMA STATE 20NORMAN, Okla. -- Baker Mayfield passed for 288 yards and three touchdowns, and Oklahoma beat Oklahoma State in matchup that decided the Big 12 title and likely guaranteed the Sooners a trip to the Sugar Bowl.Mayfield performed well throughout, despite finishing the game without top receiver Dede Westbrook. Westbrook caught four passes for 111 yards before being knocked out of the game on a crushing hit by safety Jordan Sterns.Samaje Perine rambled for 239 yards on a career-high 37 carries and Joe Mixon caught a touchdown pass and busted a 79-yard touchdown run for the Sooners (10-2, 9-0 Big 12, No. 9 College Football Playoff).Mason Rudolph completed 11 of 25 passes for 186 yards for Oklahoma State (9-3, 7-2, No. 10 CFP). His top target for the season, James Washington, caught two passes for 50 yards on eight targets.NO. 14 WEST VIRGINIA 24, BAYLOR 21MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- Skyler Howard threw two touchdown passes and ran for another score, and West Virginia held on in the Big 12 regular-season finale for both teams.Justin Crawford rushed for 209 yards to help the Mountaineers (10-2, 7-2) to their first 10-win regular-season since 2007. They came from 11 points down in the first half to hand Baylor (6-6, 3-6) its sixth straight loss after a 6-0 start.Baylor held the momentum for nearly three quarters in the final regular-season game for acting coach Jim Grobe, but that changed on two plays.oward, having one of his worst games of the season, threw to Gary Jennings over the middle and he turned it into a 58-yard scoring play. After Baylor got the ball back, Marvin Gross stripped quarterback Zach Smith, and Darrien Howard recovered for West Virginia. An unsportsmanlike penalty on Baylor gave the Mountaineers the ball at the Bears 6, and Howard scored on a 1-yard sneak on fourth down for a 24-14 lead.TEMPLE 34, NO. 20 NAVY 10ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- Phillip Walker threw two touchdown passes, Temple stuffed Navys running game and the Owls claimed their first American Athletic Conference title.After Temple (10-3) scored touchdowns on its first three possessions, protecting the 21-0 lead became substantially easier when No. 20 Navy (9-3, No. 19 CFP) lost standout quarterback Will Worth to a second-quarter ankle injury. Navy coach Ken Niumatalolo said Worth is done for the season, along with running backs Toneo Gulley and Darryl Bonner, both of whom left with first-half injuries.Although the defeat took Navy out of the running for the Cotton Bowl, the Midshipmen are expected to play in the Armed Forces Bowl after facing Army next Saturday.The Owls extended their winning streak to seven and earned their first league title winning the Middle American in 1967. Walker was 16 for 25 for 199 yards.---More AP college football: www.collegefootball.ap.org and https://twitter.com/AP-Top25 Marc-Andre Ter Stegen Jersey . McPhee said that Ovechkins father Mikhail is in stable condition after having the surgery this week and is no longer in intensive care. "Weve told him to stay as long as necessary with your dad," he said. Ovechkin and his Russian national team were eliminated from the mens hockey tournament in Sochi on Wednesday with a 3-1 quarter-final loss to Finland. Rob Holding Jersey . 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He has been unbelievable since he has been with us, and has become an extremely popular member of the club.We will support him through his recovery and look forward to having him back in a Hampshire shirt as soon as possible. He is a class act and the team will miss him. Edwards has been a big hit since arriving at Hampshire Having already signed Ireland seamer Craig Young ass cover, Hampshire have now added Best to their bowling mix. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Jersey. The 34-year-old has played 25 Tests and 26 one-day internationals for the West Indies but has not played any international cricket since a Twenty20 international in January 2014.White said: He trained with us in Barbados during pre-season and looked good. It has come about at short notice, initially on a short term contract.He seems excited about the opportunity and very motivated to do well. We look forward to seeing how things develop.Hampshire batsman Michael Carberry told Sky Sports News HQ: Tino is very experienced, has played international cricket and will give us a bit of cutting edge and pace, which is hard to find nowadays.Hes a 100 per center on the field - he gives it his all - and so I think it is a very exciting signing. Also See: County Championship Div One table County Championship Div Two table Domestic fixtures/results Get Surrey tickets! ' ' ' 
Stanford?has admitted to a pair of Level II NCAA violations for the first time in its athletic departments history. Royce Freeman Youth Jersey .The university self-reported both transgressions in 2014. One came in football, where former wide receiver Devon Cajuste received impermissible benefits valued at under $400 from his summer landlord. The other came in softball, where an internal inquiry found that head coach John Rittman disregarded NCAA limits on team practice hours.The university forced Rittman to resign after its inquiry, while the NCAA reinstated Cajustes eligibility after he repaid the value of the impermissible benefits to charity and served a one-game suspension in the 2014 season opener.While the university has self-reported a number of Level III and Level IV [minor] violations in recent years, it had never had a Level I or II [major] violation, Stanford athletic director Bernard Muir wrote in a statement. The university regrets these violations and has taken corrective actions to ensure that they are not repeated.Cajustes situation involved his summer living accommodations in the vicinity of the Stanford campus. In 2007, Stanford football initiated a process to help players connect with community homeowners to obtain rental housing in the summer months, when on-campus accommodations were often unavailable.The program helped football student-athletes remain in the area to train, attend summer classes and participate in internships and other activities that would benefit them after graduation, Muir wrote.Stanford discovered that the impermissible benefits that Cajuste had received included meals with his landlords family, movie tickets with the family and the use of a local vacation home. Cajustes landlord also gave the receiver a loan to purchase a bicycle -- also deemed impermissible by the NCAA -- but the receiver had already repaid that loan at the time of Stanfords review.I unknowingly accepted impermissible benefits from my summer landlord, Cajuste wrote in a statement. I look forward to moving on from this incident and to supporting my alma mater for many years to come. I will have no further comment on this matter.Cajuste caught 90 passes for 14 touchdowns over his career at Stanford, which ended last season. He recently signed a contract with the Green Bay Packers practice squad.In his statement, Muir said that Stanford -- ?recognizing the risk of these housing arrangements -- has revised its policy and now prohibits student-athletes from renting local housing during the summer. Stanford student-athletes are now housed on campus. Steve Atwater Womens Jersey . Instead of dwelling on the negative, Oates focused on what was good about the clubs recent play. It worked. Terrell Davis Jersey .com) - Yankee Stadium is the home of the Bronx Bombers, but on Sunday afternoon it will open its gates to host the latest addition of the Hudson River Rivalry. http://www.broncosrookiestore.com/Broncos-Royce-Freeman-Jersey/ . -- About a third of the way through the regular season, the Washington Wizards are at . Toronto Blue Jays right-hander?Marcus Stromans talent extends beyond the pitchers mound.?Stroman spits rhymes on a track called Shine from hip-hop artist Mike Stud, a former teammate of his at Duke University.?Earlier this week, Stroman tweeted a video of him recording the single with the caption this is my walkout next year!The lyrics of one of Stromans verses presumably allude to how he feels when hes on the mound.You know I got the tunnel vision, I dont see the competition, if I want it I get it anyway, Stroman sings.?Stroman also raps about his confidence annd DMs (direct messages) in the track. Dennis Smith Jersey. ?Boston Red Sox southpaw David Price got a sneak peak of his former teammates rap skills and had some high praise.?This isnt the first time Stroman and Stud have collaborated. Stroman was also featured in Studs single?These Days and the two performed together in Toronto?earlier this year.?Damian Lillard, you just might just have some competition for best athlete/rapper.?-- Alex Tekip ' ' ' 
David "Deacon" Jones, the original sackmaster, has died. Deshaun Watson Texans Jersey . The Hall of Fame defensive end, credited with coining the word "sack" for how he knocked down quarterbacks, was 74. The Washington Redskins said Jones died of natural causes at his home in Southern California on Monday night. "Deacon Jones was one of the greatest players in NFL history. Off the field, he was a true giant," said Redskins general manager Bruce Allen, whose father, George, coached Jones with the Los Angeles Rams. "His passion and spirit will continue to inspire those who knew him. He was a cherished member of the Allen family and I will always consider him my big brother." Because sacks didnt become an official statistic until 1982, Jones total is uncertain. His impact as a premier pass rusher and team leader is not. Jones was the leader of the Rams Fearsome Foursome unit from 1961-71 and then played for San Diego for two seasons before finishing his career with the Redskins in 1974. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1980 and made the leagues 75th anniversary all-time squad. "Deacon Jones has been the most inspirational person in my football career," said former teammate and fellow Hall of Famer Jack Youngblood. Jones made the Pro Bowl every year from 1964-70 and played in eight overall. He combined with fellow Hall of Famer Merlin Olsen, Rosey Grier and Lamar Lundy on a defensive line that at times was unblockable. Olsen died in March 2010 at age 69 and Lundy died in February 2007 at 71. Grier, who is 80, is the only surviving member of the Fearsome Foursome. George Allen, who coached the Fearsome Foursome, called Jones the "greatest defensive end of modern football." The Allen family had Jones present George Allen for his Hall of Fame induction in 2002. The Rams stats show Jones with 159 1/2 sacks for them and 173 1/2 for his career -- all unofficial, of course. Jones also was one of the most durable players, missing just five games in his 14 pro seasons. A 14th-round draft pick in 1961 out of Mississippi Valley State, which later produced Jerry Rice, Jones was the first defensive lineman with 100 solo tackles, reaching that mark in 1967. "The thing weve got to remember being players in this era is to really respect the game back when, because those guys could really play," said Chris Long of the Rams, whose father, Howie, also is in the Hall of Fame. "Deacon Jones is a perfect example. This whole league and everybody in this game should honour the past and the players who played in that era. Those guys paved the way for us." Jones also had several small acting roles both during and after his playing career. He was a guest star on a handful of television shows -- including episodes of "Bewitched," "The Brady Bunch" and "The Odd Couple" -- and appeared in the 1978 Warren Beatty film "Heaven Can Wait." Most recently, Jones was the CEO of his own foundation, which he began in 1997. He also made several trips to visit troops on active duty in the Middle East. Andre Johnson Texans Jersey . The team said Saturday that Lopez was hurt during its 121-120 overtime loss at Philadelphia on Friday. The Nets said they would issue another update next week after consultation with their doctors. Tytus Howard Youth Jersey . PETERSBURG, Fla. http://www.texansrookiestore.com/Texans-Justin-Reid-Jersey/ . Rob Manfred, baseballs chief operating officer, testified last week during the grievance filed by the players union to overturn Rodriguezs 211-game suspension. A person familiar with the hearing, speaking on condition of anonymity, told The Associated Press on Saturday that Manfred testified the sport wasnt concerned whether Bosch distributed performance-enhancing drugs to minors because MLBs interest was his relationship with players under investigation. ARLINGTON, Texas -- Jalen Jones scored 18 points and Erick Neal had 13 points and 11 assists to go along with four steals to help lead Texas-Arlington past Mount St. Marys 80-71 on Wednesday night.Texas-Arlington led 35-34 at halftime before going on an 8-0 run. Elijah Long scored the next five points for Mount St. Marys before the Mavericks outscored the Mountaineers 20-12 over the next 10 minutes to pad the lead to 63-51 with seven minutes remaining.In the first half, Long scored the Mountaineers first sixx points before Texas-Arlingtons Kevin Hervey buried a 3 which sparked a 14-2 Mavericks run. Max Scharping Womens Jersey. Miles Wilsons 3-point play and Greg Alexanders corner 3 put Mount St. Marys up 21-20.Texas-Arlington went on a 9-0 run, the Mountaineers countered with a 9-2 run and the Mavericks led at the half.Long had a career-high 27 points and Wilson also had a career high with 26 points. ' ' ' 
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Indias Amit Kumar Saroha finished fourth in the club throw F 51 category event with a throw of 26. Andre Tippett Jersey .63m at the Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro on Friday. Later, Rampal Chahar finished sixth in the mens high jump T45/46/47 event after clearing 1.93m, which bettered his previous best performance.Chahar also set a new national record. The previous record also stood in his name. USAs Roderick Townsend-Roberts won Gold after clearing 2.09m. Chinas Hongjie Chen won silver with an effort of 1.99m while Australias Aaron Chatman won bronze.?In the club throw, Serbias Zeljko Dimitrijevic won Gold with a world record throw of 29.91m. His countryman Milos Mitic won silver with a throw of 26.84m. Slovakias Marian Kureja won bronze with a throw of 26.82m.Dharambir Nain, who was the other Indian participant in the club throw, finished 9th with a throw of 21.39m. Saroha had won the silver medal in club throw at the World Championship in 2015.He has also broken the Asian record in club throw twice. Saroha had also participated in the London Olympics, where he had finished 8th in the discus throw. Saroha had also participated in the discus throw at this games where he finished seventh.Saroha, who is an Arjuna awardee, was a hockey player before an accident at the age of 22 left him a quadriplegic. The 30-year-old had won gold in club throw at the 2014 Para Asian Games.Dharambir, who is paralysed below the waist, took up club throw in 2014 under the guidance of Saroha. He secured the A qualification mark at the IPC Athletics Grand Prix in Dubai this year.This is Indias best tally at the Paralympics. They had also won four medals at the 1984 games in New York. Mariyappan Thangavelu and Varun Singh Bhati had won Gold and bronze respectively in the mens high jump F42 category. Deepa Malik added a silver in the womens shot put F53 event while Devendra Jhajharia had won Gold in the mens javelin F46 category.The club throw is one of four throwing events at the Summer Paralympics. The club is made of wood and has a metal base. It was introduced at the 1960 Paralympics. Drew Bledsoe Womens Jersey . The giant slalom world champion slipped during her first run in the morning, landing on her back and then twisting forward before getting her leg caught in the protective material on the side of the slope. Steve Grogan Patriots Jersey . LeBron James and Chris Bosh didnt need any more. Williams scored 11 points in 10 minutes, Alan Anderson scored 17 points, and the Brooklyn Nets finished the exhibition season with a 108-87 win over the Miami Heat on Friday night. http://www.patriotsjerseysauthentic.com/Kevin-Faulk-Super-Bowl-Jersey/ . -- The proud fathers huddled near the Dallas Stars dressing room, smiling, laughing and telling stories while wearing replica green sweaters of their sons team.Olympic gymnast Beth Tweddle has had successful surgery on the fractured vertebrae in her neck and is recovering in hospital in Austria. The three-time world champion, who retired from gymnastics in 2013, crashed while training in preparation for Channel 4s celebrity skiing programme The Jump, careering into a barrier on landing before being airlifted to hospital.A statement released by Tweddles parents on Monday morning read: The early medical indications were positive as Beth was able to move her hands and feet, despite being in a lot of discomfort.  Tweddle is Britains most successful gymnast and retired in 2013 Beth was taken down for surgery where they took a piece of bone from her hip and used it to fuse the two vertebrae that were fractured, along with pinning them together. It was a scary time for all of us and were just very grateful that the operation was a success.Tweddle, 30, said from her hospital bed: Thank you so much for your support and concern. The last 48 hours have been very scary but all the mmessages have really helped to keep me positive. Rob Gronkowski Youth Jersey. I will keep you updated on my progress.Tweddle is the third celebrity to have been injured during the winter sports show in the space of two weeks. Rebecca Adlington withdrew after dislocating her shoulder Fellow Olympian Rebecca Adlington, 26, was forced to withdraw after dislocating her shoulder, while Holby City actress Tina Hobley, 44, pulled out after suffering a dislocated elbow and two fractures to her arm.British gymnast Louis Smith, back in the GB team having retired after London 2012, tweeted: Very scary to hear about Beth and her injuries. But Beth is an absolute soldier and shell be back to normal soon Im sure. Lots of love xxA tweet from British Gymnastics read: Sending all our best wishes to Beth! We will keep everyone updated with her progress. Also See: SportsWomen Latest Show News Latest News SportsWomen Video ' ' ' 
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I wasnt tired at all.Pittsburgh remained six games behind the Mets for the second NL wild card.Rodriguez hit for pitcher Felipe Rivero (1-5) with two on and one out and drilled a 2-2 pitch from Gomez (3-4) into the second row of seats in right field.It was a tough day for me, Gomez said. It was a slider that was up. Some of my pitches were flat.Rodriguezs home run was his 13th of the season and first since Aug. 14. It was also his first pinch-hit home run since May 25, 2013.Rodriguez put the Pirates ahead after Francisco Cervelli reached on a walk and Jordy Mercer doubled off Gomez.Tony Watson struck out two in the ninth for his 12th save.Playing in just his third major league game, left fielder Roman Quinn had two hits and scored a go-ahead run in the eighth on Freddy Galvis sacrifice fly. In his first 13 big-league plate appearances, Quinn has reached base safely seven times.Hes an exciting player to watch, Mackanin said.Pirates right-hander Ivan Nova entered 5-0 since being acquired from the New York Yankees on Aug. 1. He allowed two runs and five hits while recording a season-high 11 strikeouts but left the game in the seventh after throwing 92 pitches.Nova missed the chance to become the second Pirates pitcher to go 6-0 in his first eight starts.I was getting ahead in the count and I threw some good sinkers and that was a good thing for me, Nova said. Theyre an aggressive team and they were out there swinging.Pirates manager Clint Hurdle was ejected for the sixth time this season and the 51st time in his managerial career in the sixth inning. Hurdle vehemently argued with first-base umpire Alan Porter over a call that resulted in Ryan Howard beating out a double-play grounder to bring in the go-ahead run for Philadelphia.The night was a mixed bag for Pirates rookie second baseman Adam Frazier, who gave Pittsburgh a 1-0 lead with an RBI single in the third inning but was thrown out trying to stretch it into a double. Josh Bell followed with a double that would have scored Frazier.Frazier also botched a fourth-inning grounder by Howard that tied the score at 1, had an errant throw on a potential double-play grounder by Maikel Franco that gave the Phillies a 2-1 lead in the sixth and grounded out with the bases loaded to end the seventh with the score tied 2-2 after Jung Ho Kang scored on a wild pitch.UP NEXTPirates: LHP Steven Brault (0-2, 3.38 ERA) will make his sixth career start when the series resumes Wednesday night. 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Ibaka equaled a career high with 20 rebounds, adding four blocked shots and 15 points as the Thunder smothered the Milwaukee Bucks offence in a 92-79 victory Saturday night. http://www.authenticbillsfanaticfootball.com/authentic-frank-gore-bills-jersey/ Former St Kilda and North Melbourne star Nick Dal Santo has officially brought his decorated AFL career to a close.Dal Santo was part of the shock Kangaroos cull that also saw Brent Harvey, Drew Petrie and Michael Firrito depart Arden Street at the end of the season.The 32-year-old had been hoping to find a new club as a delisted free agent, but instead retired on Tuesday after 322 AFL games.After 15 years of highs and lows, I can now say that this chapter of my life is behind me, Dal Santo said via Instagram on Tuesday.With mixed emotions and lots of processing, Im excited about whats ahead.Combinations of media, coaching and corporate are the areas Ill focus on going forward.I have learnt so much from my time in the game and those who Ive enccountered on the way, which has put me in a great position to prepare for whats ahead. Andre Roberts Jersey. Id like to sincerely thank St. Kilda and North Melbourne, along with all the dedicated supporters, for allowing me to play the game I love for 15 years.Dal Santo was the 13th player selected at the 2001 draft that became known as the super draft after it produced stars like Luke Hodge, Luke Ball and Chris Judd.He played in all three of the Saints grand final teams, came second in the 2011 Brownlow Medal count and was an All Australian three times before he crossed to North as a free agent at the end of the 2013 season. ' ' ' 
RIVERSIDE, Calif. Ron Santo Jersey . -- Ahmaad Rorie scored a career-best 25 points as Montana beat UC Riverside 71-63 on Saturday night.Rorie was 9 of 16 from the field and 6 of 6 from the free throw line for the Grizzlies (4-8). Walter Wright added 16 points and four assists and Sayeed Pridgett had 10 points and five rebounds.Rorie and Wright combined for a pair of quick 3-pointers early in the second half that put the Grizzlies up 43-37 with 12:28 to play. UC Riverside closed the gap to 55-54 with 5:17 remaining but Wright sank another 3 and Rorie scored six points in the stretch to keep Montana on top.Mario Dunn hit a 3-pointer late in the first period that gave Montana a 28-27 edge at the break.Secean Johnson scored 16 points with eight rebounds for the Highlanders (1-6). Chance Murray added 15 points with six rebounds. Kyle Hendricks Cubs Jersey . PETERSBURG, Fla. Kris Bryant Jersey . The team also announced Tuesday that the Braves will wear a commemorative patch on the right sleeve during the season. The patch, shaped like home plate, carries the number 715, Aarons autograph and a "40th Anniversary" banner. http://www.thecubsteamshop.com/Cubs-Greg-Maddux-Kids-Jersey/ . Booth picked up 65 caps after making her national team debut in 2002 at the age of 17. She most recently played for Sky Blue FC of the National Womens Soccer League. "It just felt like it was my time to move on," she said in a phone interview from her hometown of Burlington, Ont. Australia women 4 for 278 (Lanning 134, Perry 95*, Khaka 3-55) beat South Africa women 5 for 119 (Luus 60*, Perry 1-15) by 66 runs (D/L Method)Scorecard and ball-by-ball details Meg Lanning equalled Charlotte Edwards record of nine ODI hundreds, the most by a woman, with a quickfire 134 to script Australias win against South Africa in the second ODI by 66 runs by the Duckworth-Lewis Method in a rain-hit encounter in Canberra. Lanning and Ellyse Perry, who scored a career-best 95*, put on 224 for the third wicket as Australia put on a competitive 278. A rain break in the chase revised South Africas target to 241 from 38 overs and they eventually fell short when rain ended the match with their score on 5 for 119, when they should have been 186.Lanning found herself out in the middle early after electing to bat. Opener Elyse Villani fell in the sixth over, and her partner Nicole Bolton followed in the next over as Mignon du Preez took a stunning one-handed catch while leaping to her right at backward point. Australia were reduced to 2 for 27 and it brought Lanning and Perry together.Lanning dominated the partnership, bringing up her century off 94 balls, while Perry ambled to her fifty off 90 balls. The duo pushed the score past 250 duringg their 236-ball partnership before medium-pacer Ayabonga Khaka (3-55) took a return catch to dismiss Lanning for a 122-ball 134 that included 20 fours. Andre Dawson Cubs Jersey. Perry scored her last 45 runs off 39 balls to overtake her previous best of 93* that she had scored in the previous game on Friday. Her 95* off 129 with seven fours helped Australia to 4 for 278 in their 50 overs.Australia kept things tight at the start of South Africas chase, opening with left-arm spinner Jess Jonassen in combination with Perry, and then throwing legspinner Kristen Beams into the mix after 11 overs. Perry broke the opening stand in the second over, Jonassen struck in the fifth over and Beams trapped du Preez lbw for 9 to reduce them to 3 for 45. Opener Suné Luus was still at the crease, but the slow start and the interference of rain in the 19th over meant that South Africa were well behind the revised target when play resumed.Luus scored an unbeaten 60, her personal best and second straight fifty, but two more wickets fell and a second spell of rain in the 32nd over ended the game with South Africa well short of the par score. ' ' ' 
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates -- The Asian Football Confederation has confirmed a rule for elections to FIFA Council seats, allowing Olympic powerbroker Sheik Ahmad of Kuwait to be a candidate. Hector Rondon Astros Jersey .Elections in May for FIFA positions will be conducted under the terms of the FIFA regulations which allows any member association to nominate a candidate, the AFC said on Thursday after an executive committee meeting.That is different from AFC election rules which require that candidates shall be proposed by his football association.Kuwaits national soccer body is barred from nominating candidates while suspended by FIFA in a dispute over government interference.Sheik Ahmad has continued his duties for FIFA and the IOC, which also suspended Kuwait last year, as an individual while the dispute between the government and sports bodies has continued.The AFC previously said the seat held by Sheik Ahmad would be for another two-year mandate rather than the usual four-year term.The elections being held in Bahrain were originally scheduled in September, then delayed twice. Three more seats on the 37-member FIFA Council must also be filled in polls of FIFAs member federations in Asia.The AFC executive committee also hopes to launch a competitive bidding process next year for the commercial rights to its competitions from 2021 onward.The current eight-year deal awarded by previous AFC leadership to Singapore-based World Sports Group without an open tender was criticized as undervalued.It is very important that we have a transparent process to choose the right model and partner for our next cycle, AFC President Sheik Salman said in a statement.The 2013-2020 master rights deal for AFC competitions was valued at $1 billion with at least $600 million coming to the Asian soccer body then led by Mohamed bin Hammam of Qatar.However, after Bin Hammam was banned by FIFA, an AFC-appointed review of its finances by accountancy firm Pricewaterhouse Cooper said no financial due diligence was performed before the rights deal was agreed in 2009.The WSG agency has since been brought under the banner of its French-based parent group as Lagardere Sports.On Thursday, the AFC also launched an integrity project called Do the right thing, with renewed commitment to encourage whistleblowers.Sheik Salman said the Kuala Lumpur-based AFC wanted member federations to help identify and recruit a head of integrity. That hiring should be confirmed at the May election meeting in Bahrain.The executive meeting was held ahead of the annual Asian soccer awards gala, held in Abu Dhabi. J. R. Richard Astros Jersey . 10 Texas Rangers jersey for one last time. Young formally announced his retirement Friday after returning to Rangers Ballpark, his baseball home for all but the last of his 13 major league seasons. Jeff Bagwell Jersey . Inter president Erick Thohir says in a club statement on Wednesday that Vidic is "one of the worlds best defenders and his qualities, international pedigree, and charisma will be an asset. http://www.baseballastrosproshop.com/josh-reddick-astros-jersey/ . -- Claudio Bieler hadnt scored since early September, and not from the run of play since mid-July. ARCADIA, Calif. -- A horse has been scratched from the $1 million Juvenile Fillies Turf in the Breeders Cup at Santa Anita.Trainer Mark Casse says Victory to Victory wont run in the mile race Friday because of a splint bone injury. The 2-year-old filly will need a few weeks off.With the defection, Sweeeping Paddy draws into the 14-horse field, giving Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens a mount in the race. Roy Oswalt Astros Jersey. The other also eligible horse Con Te Partiro was excluded. ' ' ' 
PHILADELPHIA -- Jeanmar Gomez and the Phillies bullpen couldnt capitalize on yet another strong starting pitching performance. Jim Kelly Jersey .Sean Rodriguez had a pinch-hit three-run homer in the ninth inning off Gomez, lifting the Pittsburgh Pirates over the Phillies 5-3 on Tuesday night.It overshadowed a quality outing from right-hander Alec Asher, who allowed two runs and four hits in 6 1/3 innings.Our starting pitching the last couple of weeks has been as good as anybody in baseball, Phillies manager Pete Mackanin said, adding Asher was the bright spot tonight.Asher was acquired in the 2015 trade that sent left-hander Cole Hamels to the Texas Rangers.Asher has now allowed just two earned runs (1.46 ERA) in his two starts for the Phillies this season.I thought it went well, said Asher, who threw 95 pitches. I wasnt tired at all.Pittsburgh remained six games behind the Mets for the second NL wild card.Rodriguez hit for pitcher Felipe Rivero (1-5) with two on and one out and drilled a 2-2 pitch from Gomez (3-4) into the second row of seats in right field.It was a tough day for me, Gomez said. It was a slider that was up. Some of my pitches were flat.Rodriguezs home run was his 13th of the season and first since Aug. 14. It was also his first pinch-hit home run since May 25, 2013.Rodriguez put the Pirates ahead after Francisco Cervelli reached on a walk and Jordy Mercer doubled off Gomez.Tony Watson struck out two in the ninth for his 12th save.Playing in just his third major league game, left fielder Roman Quinn had two hits and scored a go-ahead run in the eighth on Freddy Galvis sacrifice fly. In his first 13 big-league plate appearances, Quinn has reached base safely seven times.Hes an exciting player to watch, Mackanin said.Pirates right-hander Ivan Nova entered 5-0 since being acquired from the New York Yankees on Aug. 1. He allowed two runs and five hits while recording a season-high 11 strikeouts but left the game in the seventh after throwing 92 pitches.Nova missed the chance to become the second Pirates pitcher to go 6-0 in his first eight starts.I was getting ahead in the count and I threw some good sinkers and that was a good thing for me, Nova said. Theyre an aggressive team and they were out there swinging.Pirates manager Clint Hurdle was ejected for the sixth time this season and the 51st time in his managerial career in the sixth inning. Hurdle vehemently argued with first-base umpire Alan Porter over a call that resulted in Ryan Howard beating out a double-play grounder to bring in the go-ahead run for Philadelphia.The night was a mixed bag for Pirates rookie second baseman Adam Frazier, who gave Pittsburgh a 1-0 lead with an RBI single in the third inning but was thrown out trying to stretch it into a double. Josh Bell followed with a double that would have scored Frazier.Frazier also botched a fourth-inning grounder by Howard that tied the score at 1, had an errant throw on a potential double-play grounder by Maikel Franco that gave the Phillies a 2-1 lead in the sixth and grounded out with the bases loaded to end the seventh with the score tied 2-2 after Jung Ho Kang scored on a wild pitch.UP NEXTPirates: LHP Steven Brault (0-2, 3.38 ERA) will make his sixth career start when the series resumes Wednesday night. The 24-year-old has received just five runs of support in his five previous starts.Phillies: RHP Jake Thompson (1-5, 6.05 ERA) will make his eighth start of the season. The 22-year-old is looking for his first win since Aug. 12. Thurman Thomas Womens Jersey .com) - Christian Ponder will get another chance to prove himself for the Minnesota Vikings, with head coach Leslie Frazier announcing Wednesday that the struggling quarterback will start this weekends game against the Green Bay Packers. O. J. Simpson Womens Jersey . Ibaka equaled a career high with 20 rebounds, adding four blocked shots and 15 points as the Thunder smothered the Milwaukee Bucks offence in a 92-79 victory Saturday night. http://www.authenticbillsfanaticfootball.com/authentic-frank-gore-bills-jersey/ Former St Kilda and North Melbourne star Nick Dal Santo has officially brought his decorated AFL career to a close.Dal Santo was part of the shock Kangaroos cull that also saw Brent Harvey, Drew Petrie and Michael Firrito depart Arden Street at the end of the season.The 32-year-old had been hoping to find a new club as a delisted free agent, but instead retired on Tuesday after 322 AFL games.After 15 years of highs and lows, I can now say that this chapter of my life is behind me, Dal Santo said via Instagram on Tuesday.With mixed emotions and lots of processing, Im excited about whats ahead.Combinations of media, coaching and corporate are the areas Ill focus on going forward.I have learnt so much from my time in the game and those who Ive enccountered on the way, which has put me in a great position to prepare for whats ahead. Andre Roberts Jersey. Id like to sincerely thank St. Kilda and North Melbourne, along with all the dedicated supporters, for allowing me to play the game I love for 15 years.Dal Santo was the 13th player selected at the 2001 draft that became known as the super draft after it produced stars like Luke Hodge, Luke Ball and Chris Judd.He played in all three of the Saints grand final teams, came second in the 2011 Brownlow Medal count and was an All Australian three times before he crossed to North as a free agent at the end of the 2013 season. ' ' ' 
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