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The last time LSU beat Alabama it was billed as The Game of the Century. Air Max 1 Wholesale Ireland .The date was Nov. 5, 2011. The site was Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala. LSU was ranked No. 1. Alabama was No. 2. It was a prime-time game on CBS. On the drama scale it was SEC football at its finest.So good, in fact, that the game went into overtime. Alabama failed to score on its first possession in overtime and LSUs Drew Alleman kicked a 25-yard field goal to give the Tigers a 9-6 win.Saturday night, exactly five years to the day, the two old rivals will meet once more, this time at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge and again in prime time. Its not another Game of the Century. Alabama (8-0, 5-0 SEC) is No. 1 while LSU (5-2, 3-1) is No. 13 and has a new head coach in Ed Orgeron, who took over for the fired Les Miles on Sept. 25.But there wont be any shortage of drama as Tiger Stadium will be packed beyond its capacity of 102,321.Since losing to LSU five years ago, Alabama has beaten the Tigers five straight times. Specifically:Jan. 9, 2012: Despite the loss to LSU the previous November, Alabama played its way into a rematch in the BCS championship game, winning 21-0 in New Orleans.Nov. 3, 2012: In Baton Rouge, No. 5 LSU dominated the game statistically, but Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron led a last-minute drive that concluded with a 28-yard screen pass to T.J. Yeldon for a touchdown with 51 seconds left. No. 1 Alabama beat the Tigers 21-17 and went on to win the national championship.Nov. 9, 2013: In Tuscaloosa, No. 1 Alabama dominated the second half to beat No. 13 LSU 38-17.Nov. 8, 2014: In Baton Rouge, No. 5 Alabama trailed No. 16 LSU 13-10 with just 50 seconds left. But Blake Sims drove the Crimson Tide into position and Adam Griffith kicked a 27-yard field goal with three seconds left to send the game into overtime, where Alabama won 20-13. Alabama reached the first College Football Playoff, where it lost in the semifinals to Ohio State.Nov. 7, 2015: In Tuscaloosa No. 4 Alabama held LSU running back Leonard Fournette to only 31 yards rushing and the Crimson Tide dominated 30-16. Alabama would go on to win another national championship.Alabama will certainly be favored but youll note that the Crimson Tides last two trips to Baton Rouge have been dog fights. LSU has a chance to put a serious dent in Alabamas national championship hopes.This is one of the biggest games of the year, Alabama coach Nick Saban said. It always is.Saban, in his 10th season at Alabama, will be going for career victory 200.Here are some other SEC storylines to watch on the first Saturday in November: No. 11 Florida (6-1, 4-1) controls its destiny in the SEC East, but to capture the division the Gators are probably going to have to win a game or two against the SEC West. It starts Saturday when Florida goes to Arkansas (5-3, 1-3), which had last week off to recover from a 56-3 pounding the Hogs took at the hands of Auburn on Oct. 22.The key to this game will be how the Arkansas offense, led by quarterback Austin Allen (2,048 yards passing, 18 touchdowns) will fare against a Florida defense that is second nationally in points allowed (11.7 ppg).Florida hosts South Carolina next week before going to LSU on Nov. 19. Kentucky (5-3, 4-2) has a chance to make some history Saturday night when the Wildcats host a struggling team from Georgia (4-4, 2-4).Since an 0-2 start the Wildcats have won five of their last six games. A win over the Bulldogs would not only lock up a bowl game, it would guarantee Kentucky a winning conference record for the first time since 1977.Mark Stoops, in his fourth season at Kentucky, wants you to know that his Wildcats are not an overnight success.We are happy with the way weve been playing but where we are now has been in the works for several years, said Stoops. No team in the SEC has turned its season around better than No. 9 Auburn (6-2, 4-1). The Tigers started 1-2 but the two losses were to No. 2 Clemson and No. 4 Texas A&M.But since then Auburn has found its identity behind pile-driving running back Kamryn Pettway, who leads the SEC with 933 yards, and a defense that is only giving up 16.0 points per game.Auburn has won five straight games and on Tuesday appeared at No. 9 in the first College Football Playoff rankings.Coach Gus Malzahn said his team cannot be caught looking ahead with Vanderbilt (4-4, 1-3) coming to Jordan-Hare Stadium on Saturday. Vanderbilt features the No. 2 rusher in the SEC (Ralph Webb, 106.88 ypg), and a defense that has held five of its opponents to 125 yards rushing or less. Texas A&M (7-1, 4-1) was No. 4 in the first CFP rankings released on Tuesday. The Aggies, whose only loss was to No. 1 Alabama (33-14) on Oct. 22, have about 30 percent chance of winning their final four games and finishing 11-1, according ESPNs Football Power Index. That final run of games begins Saturday at struggling Mississippi State (3-5, 1-3) followed by Ole Miss (3-5), Texas-San Antonio (4-4), and LSU (5-2). The final three games are all in College Station.Texas A&M is not out of the SEC West race. If the Aggies win out and Alabama loses to both LSU and Auburn, Texas A&M would win the division by virtue of their 29-16 victory over Auburn on Sept. 17. After a 2-4 start Will Muschamp, South Carolinas first-year head coach, had to make a tough decision. He pulled the redshirt off of true freshman quarterback Jake Bentley for the seventh game of the season against UMass.The move has paid off as the Gamecocks have won two straight games, including last Saturdays 24-21 upset of No. 18 Tennessee in Columbia. Now, with four games left, the Gamecocks can realistically think about winning six games and going to a bowl.If South Carolina (4-4, 2-4) can win against Missouri (2-6, 0-4) at Williams-Brice Stadium on Saturday the Gamecocks should be headed to a bowl.Bentley, who skipped his entire senior season of high school to enroll at South Carolina, has completed 70 percent of his passes for four touchdowns and no interceptions in his first two games as the starting quarterback.South Carolina is one of the youngest teams in the country as 78 of its 115 players are freshmen and sophomores. Cheap Air Max 1 Wholesale .J. -- Marty Brodeur beat the Pittsburgh Penguins yet again. Nike Air Max 1 Ireland . -- Catcher Brett Hayes has agreed to a $630,000, one-year contract with the Kansas City Royals, avoiding salary arbitration. http://www.airmax1ireland.com/ . The news was first reported on Gonzalezs Twitter account and confirmed by the Rockies. Gonzalez has a six-week window before position players have their first workout at spring training in Arizona. Three weeks of highs, heart-stoppers and a few heartaches too. Rio had it all, and even more. The following, in no particular order, have been a few of those moments that will keep finding their way back in my bank of memories.The bronzeAfter more than a week of competitions, India still hadnt registered their presence on the medals tally. There had been several near misses and a sense of desperation was palpable. The drought was ended in the most unexpected fashion by this feisty wrestler from Rohtak, Sakshi Malik. In her bronze medal play-off, she trailed her opponent from Kyrgyzstan by 5 points, but with three minutes still to go in the bout, she fought back in spectacular fashion- Sakshi first overturned the deficit and then took the lead to become the first Indian female wrestler to win an Olympic medal. She said later that she was confident that if she lasted the duration of the bout, she would return with a medal.The ProdunovaGymnastics is one of the most followed sports at an Olympics and Dipa Karmakars presence among an elite field itself was a huge moment for Indian sport. Having made the cut for the eight woman final by the skin of her teeth, Dipa produced a compelling performance in front of a packed audience on the day. She was the sixth gymnast to perform her two vaults, and by performing her now patented Produova as the second vault, Dipa produced a scintillating passage. Her scores catapulted her to second spot raising hopes of a most unlikely medal, but she was surpassed by the last two gymnasts in the field. Despite missing out, she lifted the sagging spirits of Indian sports followers and became an instant rage back home, though when asked if she realized how much her feat had resonated in the country, she simply smiled and said, No.The BoltThe arrival of Usain Bolt into the stadium is an occasion in itself. It is as if the thousands of people inside have been eagerly anticipating only that audience. In Rio, the big question was if he will be displaced as the king of sprint. A lot of punditry was doing the rounds about how he was ripe for the taking. But when it came to the actual running of the races, the Jamaican showed just why he was infinitely superior to the field. In the 100m, he recovered from a shaky start to run down American Justin Gatlin with a spectacular burst. In the 200m, he decimated the field, crossing the finish line well ahead of the chasing pack. And then, he bossed the anchor leg of the 4x100m relay to complete a Three-peat at the Olympics. He made the crrowd a part of every celebration, energizing them with the signature Bolt victory display and walking around the stadium to acknowledge their presence. Cheap Air Max 1 Ireland. He remains the most compelling athlete on the planet.The silver liningWatching P V Sindhu in action over the course of the week was to watch an athlete on rapid ascendancy. In a remarkably assured run, Sindhu won three consecutive matches against higher ranked opponents without losing a single game. Her movements around court was markedly better than before and her shot making had more penetration as well as deception. With coach and mentor Gopichand in her corner at all times, Sindhu flowered in the pressure and against the World No.1 Carolina Marin in the final, put in a commendable performance. Though she was beaten in a three-game encounter, Sindhu signaled her arrival as a player who is near certain to make a surge up the rankings. Once she had the silver medal around her neck, all Sindhu wanted was to have a little bit of junk food that Gopichand had prohibited over the last couple of months.The redemptionAt one of the iconic venues in the sporting world, it appeared an entire nation had focused its eyes on the outcome of this match. Football runs in the bloodstream of Brazilians and being there on the night they fronted up to Germany for the gold medal was as clear a demonstration of that as one could hope to see. From an hour before kick off, the arena throbbed with sound, music and anticipation in a way that some of the hurt of their embarrassing loss in the 2014 World Cup semifinal to the same opponents could be erased.Neymar was the central figure of the night and once the game began, it was as if you were transported to an alternative universe. The fans urged their team on with whistles, drum beats and co-ordinated chants. The Germans stayed in the contest despite conceding the lead and their efforts were rewarded with a second half equaliser. It was in the penalty shootout that the arena exploded with nervous tension. At 4-4, with Nils Petersen missing his penalty, Neymar stepped up and scripted the perfect fairytale finish as the talisman of the team. The subsequent celebrations shook the foundations of the Maracana Stadium with delirious fans hugging, jumping and weeping in sheer ecstasy. For the neutral, it was an unforgettable experience - a reminder of the power of sport to unite a people. ' ' '
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The Premier League is back after the international break and the top two sides are in action on Sky Sports as the title race builds up to a tantalising crescendo. Wholesale Air Max 97 . Tottenham travel to Anfield to take on Liverpool in the Saturday Night Football game before Leicester City face Southampton at the King Power Stadium on Super Sunday.Any slip-ups might allow the chasing pack to close the gap with Arsenal in action against Watford, Manchester City travelling to Bournemouth, West Ham up against Crystal Palace and Manchester United hosting Everton. With so much at stake, we take a look at 10 questions that could be answered over the weekend.Chelsea out to put Villa to the sword? (Aston Villa v Chelsea - Saturday, 12.45pm) Villa look set to be relegated from the top flight for the first time since 1987 after Remi Gardes exit Things could not look any bleaker for Aston Villa who are set to be relegated from the top flight for the first time since 1987 after Remi Gardes long-awaited exit was confirmed late on Tuesday evening.The former Lyon boss won just twice in 20 Premier League games since replacing Tim Sherwood and leaves Villa staring relegation to the second tier in the face.Caretaker Eric Black will look to motivate an already demoralised group of players for the visit of outgoing champions Chelsea who are lying in mid-table. Guus Hiddink seeks push for European spot With talk of who will take over at Stamford Bridge intensifying, Guus Hiddink will look for a final push and an outside chance of European qualification.The Blues will be strong favourites to extend their Premier League unbeaten streak under the Dutchman and close the gap to six points on fifth-placed West Ham should results go their way.Can Stoke maintain their European push? (Stoke City v Swansea - Saturday, 3pm) Jack Butland will miss the rest of the season The Potters are riding high in eighth position in the table and have lofty ambitions of qualifying for the Europa League, but they will have to do it without goalkeeper Jack Butland who will miss the rest of the season after fracturing an ankle during Englands 3-2 friendly win over Germany last weekend.Mark Hughes side picked up a much-needed win at Watford last time out following a slump at home to Southampton. Francesco Guidolins Swans have almost secured their Premier League safety The visitors certainly wont be a pushover with Italian veteran Francesco Guidolin back at the helm following illness and the Swans have shown signs of improvement in recent weeks.They have almost secured their Premier League safety - they are currently on 36 points and 10 clear of the relegation zone - after what has been a difficult season for the Welsh club.Who will win the basement battle? (Norwich v Newcastle - Saturday, 3pm) Rafa Benitez is still searching for his first win as Newcastle boss As matches go this weekend, this is massive! A win for Newcastle will drag fourth-from-bottom Norwich back into the relegation mire while victory for the Canaries will give them some breathing space.The Tynesiders now have 11 players sidelined with injuries after goalkeeper Rob Elliot was ruled out for the season after damaging knee ligaments in Irelands 2-2 draw with Slovakia.With the experienced Rafa Benitez at the helm they will hope to build on their 1-1 draw against relegation rivals Sunderland, although he is still waiting to record his first win. Will it come at Carrow Road?Can Payet inspire the Hammers again? (West Ham v Crystal Palace - Saturday, 3pm) Dimitri Payet has been in blistering form for club and country Fifth-placed West Ham will be looking to continue their top-four push at home to a stumbling Crystal Palace side and will have a red-hot Dimitri Payet back in the side fresh from his return to the France fold.Payet marked his international recall after almost a year away with a strong showing in Fridays 3-2 win over Netherlands and scored with a swerving 30 yard free-kick in Tuesdays 4-2 victory against Russia.Now the attacking midfielder will be aiming to extend their Premier League unbeaten run to seven matches with seven remaining after Saturday.Palace have tumbled from fifth on New Years Day to 16th and will be desperate to end a run of 13 league matches without a win that has dropped them far too close to the relegation zone.Will Sunderland earn a vital win? (Sunderland v West Brom - Saturday, 3pm) Sunderland will be looking for goals from Jermain Defoe to help keep them up The pressure is piling on Sunderland who lie two points from safety behind 17th-placed Norwich with eight games to go. Five of those are at the Stadium of Light where they are guaranteed to have passionate home support behind them.After a 1-1 draw with rivals Newcastle, Sam Allardyce told his players they needed to win four of their remaining eight matches to stay in the top-flight.The Black Cats, in their eighth consecutive Premier League campaign, take on mid-table Albion, followed by another home clash against table-topping Leicester and they will pray Jermain Defoes goals will fire them to safety.They last recorded a home win against Manchester United in mid-February while West Brom head to the north east still smarting from their loss at home to Norwich before the international break.Can Arsenal challenge the top two? (Arsenal v Watford - Saturday, 3pm) Arsene Wenger hopes his side can record back-to-back Premier League wins A run of just two wins from their last nine games in all competitions has seen the Gunners knocked out of the Champions League last-16 for a sixth successive season and exit the FA Cup in the quarter-final, losing to Watford at the Emirates Stadium.Their dismal form has severely dented their hopes of ending their 12-year wait for the Premier League title, as they trail leaders Leicester by 11 points with a game in hand.But they have a quick opportunity for revenge against the Hornets, who have lost their last three top flight games, while Arsene Wenger will hope his side can pick up back-to-back league victories for the first time since mid-February.Can City get back to winning ways? (Bournemouth v Manchester City - Saturday, 3pm) Manchester City suffered derby defeat in their last match In danger of dropping out of the top four, out-of-form City havent scored in their last three matches and have been short of any creativity.They currently hold the final Champions League qualification position although theyre only one point ahead of West Ham and Manchester United to whom their title hopes virtually evaporated against when they suffered a 1-0 home defeat last time out. Eddie Howes Bournemouth were humbled at Tottenham They travel to the south coast looking to find some kind of form before their crunch Champions League quarter-final 1st leg against Paris St-Germain at the Parc des Princes.The Cherries, who were humbled at Tottenham before the international break, will be aiming to add another prized Premier League scalp to their already burgeoning list.Will Spurs keep pace at Anfield? (Liverpool v Tottenham - Saturday, 5.30pm, live on Sky Sports 1 HD) Deli Alli, Eric Dier and Harry Kane are enjoying the spirit at both club and international level Tottenham will welcome back returning England heroes Harry Kane, Dele Alli, Eric Dier and Danny Rose with open arms.The quartet were all inspirational in Saturdays come-from-behind 3-2 victory over Germany in Berlin.Mauricio Pochettino will be hoping that his team will win at Liverpool on Saturday which would pile the pressure on Leicester, a day before they play. Jurgen Klopp has a big week of Premier League and Europa League action After the trip to Anfield, Spurs host Manchester United in what looks to be two pivotal fixtures to their hopes of winning a first league title since 1961.Liverpool wont be easy pushovers though with Jurgen Klopps men still in the European hunt and will aim to put a huge dent in Spurs title ambitions before they travel to Borussia Dortmund in their upcoming Europa League clash. Can the Foxes win again? (Leicester v Southampton - Sunday, 1.30pm, live on Sky Sports 1 HD) England and Leicester striker Jamie Vardy scored against Germany and the Netherlands Qualification to the Champions League for the first time? Almost certainly, especially if the surprise leaders beat Southampton at home on Sunday.After narrowly escaping relegation last season because of an incredible run of results in the final nine games, Leicester are mounting the most unlikely of title challenges. They are currently five points clear of second-place Tottenham with seven games to go. Ronald Koeman sprinted down the touchline to celebrate Saints winner against Liverpool Jamie Vardy, who scored his first two goals for England in Saturdays game in Berlin and Tuesdays match against the Netherlands at Wembley, is aiming to get back on the scoresheet after five league games without a goal.The (England) goals can only be good for my confidence and I will hopefully be scoring again at the weekend, he said.The Foxes will be seeking a fourth straight win, but the Saints could prove dangerous opposition and head into the game seeking a hat-trick of Premier League wins. Will United finish with a flourish? (Manchester United v Everton - Sunday, 4.00pm, live on Sky Sports 1 HD) Marcus Rashford was the derby winner for Manchester United United are now just a point off the top four and could set up an FA Cup semi-final against Sundays opponents should they win their replay against West Ham next week.They are still on a high following an impressive performance in the Manchester derby which saw local boy Marcus Rashford score the winner. Romelu Lukaku has scored 25 goals for Everton this season Rashford, 18, has led the way with five goals in eight appearances, but top scorer Romelu Lukaku has been banging them in for the Toffees.The 22-year-old has scored 25 goals this season despite the clubs disappointing campaign, so this should be a keenly contested battle at Old Trafford. You can watch Tottenham, Leicester and Manchester United in action on Sky Sports this weekend.By purchasing a Sky Sports Day Pass for £6.99 or Sky Sports Week Pass for £10.99, you can enjoy access to all seven Sky Sports channels and watch on a TV with a NOW TV Box or on a range of devices. Also See: Premier Leagues greatest game? Weekend Menu on Sky Sports Air Max 97 Uk Sale . Peter Gammons, an analyst for Major League Baseballs network and website, drew the ire of hockey fans on Sunday when he criticized the two NHL teams on Twitter for their physical game the night before. Air Max 97 Sale Outlet . Terms of the deal were not immediately available. The 26-year-old finished last season with Clevelands Triple-A affiliate in Columbus after signing with the Indians in August. http://www.airmax97ukcheap.com/ .ca! Hi Kerry, Its another day and here we are looking at another dubious hit to the head. In this case Blue Jackets forward Brandon Dubinsky elbowed Saku Koivu in the head about a second after he dished off the puck to a teammate, knocking him unconscious. DAYTON, Ohio -- Calvin Hermanson opened the game with a layup. Jock Landale was fouled and made both free throws, and then had a dunk. St. Marys was off and running toward an impressive road win.Hermanson scored 16 points -- most of them from the perimeter -- and Landale scored most of his 15 off moves to the basket on Saturday. The outside-inside attack swept No. 17 St. Marys to a 61-57 victory over Dayton in the Gaels first road game.The Gaels (3-0) led the whole way, pulling ahead by 20 points midway through the second half and holding off a late Dayton rally. Until the closing minutes, they felt very relaxed.Coming out to the big start not only got the crowd out of it, but gave us confidence for the rest of the game, said Hermanson, who fouled out with 2:52 left. We started running our stuff and getting great shots and realizing we could almost get what we wanted. We were able to settle in once we had some success.Those last 3 minutes left them sweating one out.The Flyers (2-1) took advantage of the Gaels sloppiness -- 100 turnovers in the second half -- and went on a 14-1 run. Charles Cookes jumper cut it to 59-57 with 25 seconds left. Emmett Naar hit two free throws with 7.2 seconds left to clinch it.We knew the storm was coming, coach Randy Bennett said. We weathered most of it.Cooke scored 19 for the Flyers , who are 1-2 against Top 25 teams over the last two seasons.I told them Im not most disappointed with the loss, but with how we lost, coach Archie Miller said. The last 8 minutes is how we should have played the whole 40 minutes.Landale -- a 6-foot-11 center -- had his way inside early, working the pick-and-roll for layups. Landale and Hermanson scored all of St. Marys points as the Gaels pulled ahead 19-11. The Gaels led by as many as 14 in the half. Cheap Air Max 97 Sale. I dont know that anybody has answers against them, Miller said. Theyre able to do what they do against anybody. We wont be the only team that struggles against them.ENCOREThe Gaels were coming off a 110-72 win over Prairie View A&M, their first 100-point game since 2012.TD UPLandale got a technical foul for grabbing the rim while trying for a put-back dunk in the second half.ON THE BOARDSLandale had 14 rebounds, helping St. Marys get a 38-31 edge in rebounds.POLL IMPLICATIONSSt. Marys: The Gaels were ranked in the preseason poll for the first time in their history and put themselves in position to move up with an impressive road win. The Flyers have won 36 of their last 40 home games.Heck of a win, Bennett said. We know what Dayton is. We had to play well, and we did until the last 3 minutes. Playing a Top 25 (caliber) team on their court, out of your region -- those are tough games to get.Dayton: The Flyers have been on the verge of entering the poll, but the home-court loss will put that on hold for now.BIG PICTURESt. Marys: The Gaels came into the game third in Division I in field-goal percentage at 58.5 percent and showed their patience on the road. They had 16 assists on 20 field goals.Dayton: Sophomore forward Josh Cunningham tore a ligament in his left ankle during a 77-72 win at Alabama on Tuesday and had surgery. The Flyers said Saturday hell be sidelined for at least three months.UP NEXTSt. Marys: Hosts San Jose State on Tuesday.Dayton: Plays Nebraska on Thursday in the Wooden Legacy tournament.---More AP college basketball: http://collegebasketball.ap.org ' ' '
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The last time LSU beat Alabama it was billed as The Game of the Century. Air Max 1 Wholesale Ireland .The date was Nov. 5, 2011. The site was Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala. LSU was ranked No. 1. Alabama was No. 2. It was a prime-time game on CBS. On the drama scale it was SEC football at its finest.So good, in fact, that the game went into overtime. Alabama failed to score on its first possession in overtime and LSUs Drew Alleman kicked a 25-yard field goal to give the Tigers a 9-6 win.Saturday night, exactly five years to the day, the two old rivals will meet once more, this time at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge and again in prime time. Its not another Game of the Century. Alabama (8-0, 5-0 SEC) is No. 1 while LSU (5-2, 3-1) is No. 13 and has a new head coach in Ed Orgeron, who took over for the fired Les Miles on Sept. 25.But there wont be any shortage of drama as Tiger Stadium will be packed beyond its capacity of 102,321.Since losing to LSU five years ago, Alabama has beaten the Tigers five straight times. Specifically:Jan. 9, 2012: Despite the loss to LSU the previous November, Alabama played its way into a rematch in the BCS championship game, winning 21-0 in New Orleans.Nov. 3, 2012: In Baton Rouge, No. 5 LSU dominated the game statistically, but Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron led a last-minute drive that concluded with a 28-yard screen pass to T.J. Yeldon for a touchdown with 51 seconds left. No. 1 Alabama beat the Tigers 21-17 and went on to win the national championship.Nov. 9, 2013: In Tuscaloosa, No. 1 Alabama dominated the second half to beat No. 13 LSU 38-17.Nov. 8, 2014: In Baton Rouge, No. 5 Alabama trailed No. 16 LSU 13-10 with just 50 seconds left. But Blake Sims drove the Crimson Tide into position and Adam Griffith kicked a 27-yard field goal with three seconds left to send the game into overtime, where Alabama won 20-13. Alabama reached the first College Football Playoff, where it lost in the semifinals to Ohio State.Nov. 7, 2015: In Tuscaloosa No. 4 Alabama held LSU running back Leonard Fournette to only 31 yards rushing and the Crimson Tide dominated 30-16. Alabama would go on to win another national championship.Alabama will certainly be favored but youll note that the Crimson Tides last two trips to Baton Rouge have been dog fights. LSU has a chance to put a serious dent in Alabamas national championship hopes.This is one of the biggest games of the year, Alabama coach Nick Saban said. It always is.Saban, in his 10th season at Alabama, will be going for career victory 200.Here are some other SEC storylines to watch on the first Saturday in November: No. 11 Florida (6-1, 4-1) controls its destiny in the SEC East, but to capture the division the Gators are probably going to have to win a game or two against the SEC West. It starts Saturday when Florida goes to Arkansas (5-3, 1-3), which had last week off to recover from a 56-3 pounding the Hogs took at the hands of Auburn on Oct. 22.The key to this game will be how the Arkansas offense, led by quarterback Austin Allen (2,048 yards passing, 18 touchdowns) will fare against a Florida defense that is second nationally in points allowed (11.7 ppg).Florida hosts South Carolina next week before going to LSU on Nov. 19. Kentucky (5-3, 4-2) has a chance to make some history Saturday night when the Wildcats host a struggling team from Georgia (4-4, 2-4).Since an 0-2 start the Wildcats have won five of their last six games. A win over the Bulldogs would not only lock up a bowl game, it would guarantee Kentucky a winning conference record for the first time since 1977.Mark Stoops, in his fourth season at Kentucky, wants you to know that his Wildcats are not an overnight success.We are happy with the way weve been playing but where we are now has been in the works for several years, said Stoops. No team in the SEC has turned its season around better than No. 9 Auburn (6-2, 4-1). The Tigers started 1-2 but the two losses were to No. 2 Clemson and No. 4 Texas A&M.But since then Auburn has found its identity behind pile-driving running back Kamryn Pettway, who leads the SEC with 933 yards, and a defense that is only giving up 16.0 points per game.Auburn has won five straight games and on Tuesday appeared at No. 9 in the first College Football Playoff rankings.Coach Gus Malzahn said his team cannot be caught looking ahead with Vanderbilt (4-4, 1-3) coming to Jordan-Hare Stadium on Saturday. Vanderbilt features the No. 2 rusher in the SEC (Ralph Webb, 106.88 ypg), and a defense that has held five of its opponents to 125 yards rushing or less. Texas A&M (7-1, 4-1) was No. 4 in the first CFP rankings released on Tuesday. The Aggies, whose only loss was to No. 1 Alabama (33-14) on Oct. 22, have about 30 percent chance of winning their final four games and finishing 11-1, according ESPNs Football Power Index. That final run of games begins Saturday at struggling Mississippi State (3-5, 1-3) followed by Ole Miss (3-5), Texas-San Antonio (4-4), and LSU (5-2). The final three games are all in College Station.Texas A&M is not out of the SEC West race. If the Aggies win out and Alabama loses to both LSU and Auburn, Texas A&M would win the division by virtue of their 29-16 victory over Auburn on Sept. 17. After a 2-4 start Will Muschamp, South Carolinas first-year head coach, had to make a tough decision. He pulled the redshirt off of true freshman quarterback Jake Bentley for the seventh game of the season against UMass.The move has paid off as the Gamecocks have won two straight games, including last Saturdays 24-21 upset of No. 18 Tennessee in Columbia. Now, with four games left, the Gamecocks can realistically think about winning six games and going to a bowl.If South Carolina (4-4, 2-4) can win against Missouri (2-6, 0-4) at Williams-Brice Stadium on Saturday the Gamecocks should be headed to a bowl.Bentley, who skipped his entire senior season of high school to enroll at South Carolina, has completed 70 percent of his passes for four touchdowns and no interceptions in his first two games as the starting quarterback.South Carolina is one of the youngest teams in the country as 78 of its 115 players are freshmen and sophomores. Cheap Air Max 1 Wholesale .J. -- Marty Brodeur beat the Pittsburgh Penguins yet again. Nike Air Max 1 Ireland . -- Catcher Brett Hayes has agreed to a $630,000, one-year contract with the Kansas City Royals, avoiding salary arbitration. http://www.airmax1ireland.com/ . The news was first reported on Gonzalezs Twitter account and confirmed by the Rockies. Gonzalez has a six-week window before position players have their first workout at spring training in Arizona. Three weeks of highs, heart-stoppers and a few heartaches too. Rio had it all, and even more. The following, in no particular order, have been a few of those moments that will keep finding their way back in my bank of memories.The bronzeAfter more than a week of competitions, India still hadnt registered their presence on the medals tally. There had been several near misses and a sense of desperation was palpable. The drought was ended in the most unexpected fashion by this feisty wrestler from Rohtak, Sakshi Malik. In her bronze medal play-off, she trailed her opponent from Kyrgyzstan by 5 points, but with three minutes still to go in the bout, she fought back in spectacular fashion- Sakshi first overturned the deficit and then took the lead to become the first Indian female wrestler to win an Olympic medal. She said later that she was confident that if she lasted the duration of the bout, she would return with a medal.The ProdunovaGymnastics is one of the most followed sports at an Olympics and Dipa Karmakars presence among an elite field itself was a huge moment for Indian sport. Having made the cut for the eight woman final by the skin of her teeth, Dipa produced a compelling performance in front of a packed audience on the day. She was the sixth gymnast to perform her two vaults, and by performing her now patented Produova as the second vault, Dipa produced a scintillating passage. Her scores catapulted her to second spot raising hopes of a most unlikely medal, but she was surpassed by the last two gymnasts in the field. Despite missing out, she lifted the sagging spirits of Indian sports followers and became an instant rage back home, though when asked if she realized how much her feat had resonated in the country, she simply smiled and said, No.The BoltThe arrival of Usain Bolt into the stadium is an occasion in itself. It is as if the thousands of people inside have been eagerly anticipating only that audience. In Rio, the big question was if he will be displaced as the king of sprint. A lot of punditry was doing the rounds about how he was ripe for the taking. But when it came to the actual running of the races, the Jamaican showed just why he was infinitely superior to the field. In the 100m, he recovered from a shaky start to run down American Justin Gatlin with a spectacular burst. In the 200m, he decimated the field, crossing the finish line well ahead of the chasing pack. And then, he bossed the anchor leg of the 4x100m relay to complete a Three-peat at the Olympics. He made the crrowd a part of every celebration, energizing them with the signature Bolt victory display and walking around the stadium to acknowledge their presence. Cheap Air Max 1 Ireland. He remains the most compelling athlete on the planet.The silver liningWatching P V Sindhu in action over the course of the week was to watch an athlete on rapid ascendancy. In a remarkably assured run, Sindhu won three consecutive matches against higher ranked opponents without losing a single game. Her movements around court was markedly better than before and her shot making had more penetration as well as deception. With coach and mentor Gopichand in her corner at all times, Sindhu flowered in the pressure and against the World No.1 Carolina Marin in the final, put in a commendable performance. Though she was beaten in a three-game encounter, Sindhu signaled her arrival as a player who is near certain to make a surge up the rankings. Once she had the silver medal around her neck, all Sindhu wanted was to have a little bit of junk food that Gopichand had prohibited over the last couple of months.The redemptionAt one of the iconic venues in the sporting world, it appeared an entire nation had focused its eyes on the outcome of this match. Football runs in the bloodstream of Brazilians and being there on the night they fronted up to Germany for the gold medal was as clear a demonstration of that as one could hope to see. From an hour before kick off, the arena throbbed with sound, music and anticipation in a way that some of the hurt of their embarrassing loss in the 2014 World Cup semifinal to the same opponents could be erased.Neymar was the central figure of the night and once the game began, it was as if you were transported to an alternative universe. The fans urged their team on with whistles, drum beats and co-ordinated chants. The Germans stayed in the contest despite conceding the lead and their efforts were rewarded with a second half equaliser. It was in the penalty shootout that the arena exploded with nervous tension. At 4-4, with Nils Petersen missing his penalty, Neymar stepped up and scripted the perfect fairytale finish as the talisman of the team. The subsequent celebrations shook the foundations of the Maracana Stadium with delirious fans hugging, jumping and weeping in sheer ecstasy. For the neutral, it was an unforgettable experience - a reminder of the power of sport to unite a people. ' ' '
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The last time LSU beat Alabama it was billed as The Game of the Century. Air Max 1 Wholesale Ireland .The date was Nov. 5, 2011. The site was Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala. LSU was ranked No. 1. Alabama was No. 2. It was a prime-time game on CBS. On the drama scale it was SEC football at its finest.So good, in fact, that the game went into overtime. Alabama failed to score on its first possession in overtime and LSUs Drew Alleman kicked a 25-yard field goal to give the Tigers a 9-6 win.Saturday night, exactly five years to the day, the two old rivals will meet once more, this time at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge and again in prime time. Its not another Game of the Century. Alabama (8-0, 5-0 SEC) is No. 1 while LSU (5-2, 3-1) is No. 13 and has a new head coach in Ed Orgeron, who took over for the fired Les Miles on Sept. 25.But there wont be any shortage of drama as Tiger Stadium will be packed beyond its capacity of 102,321.Since losing to LSU five years ago, Alabama has beaten the Tigers five straight times. Specifically:Jan. 9, 2012: Despite the loss to LSU the previous November, Alabama played its way into a rematch in the BCS championship game, winning 21-0 in New Orleans.Nov. 3, 2012: In Baton Rouge, No. 5 LSU dominated the game statistically, but Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron led a last-minute drive that concluded with a 28-yard screen pass to T.J. Yeldon for a touchdown with 51 seconds left. No. 1 Alabama beat the Tigers 21-17 and went on to win the national championship.Nov. 9, 2013: In Tuscaloosa, No. 1 Alabama dominated the second half to beat No. 13 LSU 38-17.Nov. 8, 2014: In Baton Rouge, No. 5 Alabama trailed No. 16 LSU 13-10 with just 50 seconds left. But Blake Sims drove the Crimson Tide into position and Adam Griffith kicked a 27-yard field goal with three seconds left to send the game into overtime, where Alabama won 20-13. Alabama reached the first College Football Playoff, where it lost in the semifinals to Ohio State.Nov. 7, 2015: In Tuscaloosa No. 4 Alabama held LSU running back Leonard Fournette to only 31 yards rushing and the Crimson Tide dominated 30-16. Alabama would go on to win another national championship.Alabama will certainly be favored but youll note that the Crimson Tides last two trips to Baton Rouge have been dog fights. LSU has a chance to put a serious dent in Alabamas national championship hopes.This is one of the biggest games of the year, Alabama coach Nick Saban said. It always is.Saban, in his 10th season at Alabama, will be going for career victory 200.Here are some other SEC storylines to watch on the first Saturday in November: No. 11 Florida (6-1, 4-1) controls its destiny in the SEC East, but to capture the division the Gators are probably going to have to win a game or two against the SEC West. It starts Saturday when Florida goes to Arkansas (5-3, 1-3), which had last week off to recover from a 56-3 pounding the Hogs took at the hands of Auburn on Oct. 22.The key to this game will be how the Arkansas offense, led by quarterback Austin Allen (2,048 yards passing, 18 touchdowns) will fare against a Florida defense that is second nationally in points allowed (11.7 ppg).Florida hosts South Carolina next week before going to LSU on Nov. 19. Kentucky (5-3, 4-2) has a chance to make some history Saturday night when the Wildcats host a struggling team from Georgia (4-4, 2-4).Since an 0-2 start the Wildcats have won five of their last six games. A win over the Bulldogs would not only lock up a bowl game, it would guarantee Kentucky a winning conference record for the first time since 1977.Mark Stoops, in his fourth season at Kentucky, wants you to know that his Wildcats are not an overnight success.We are happy with the way weve been playing but where we are now has been in the works for several years, said Stoops. No team in the SEC has turned its season around better than No. 9 Auburn (6-2, 4-1). The Tigers started 1-2 but the two losses were to No. 2 Clemson and No. 4 Texas A&M.But since then Auburn has found its identity behind pile-driving running back Kamryn Pettway, who leads the SEC with 933 yards, and a defense that is only giving up 16.0 points per game.Auburn has won five straight games and on Tuesday appeared at No. 9 in the first College Football Playoff rankings.Coach Gus Malzahn said his team cannot be caught looking ahead with Vanderbilt (4-4, 1-3) coming to Jordan-Hare Stadium on Saturday. Vanderbilt features the No. 2 rusher in the SEC (Ralph Webb, 106.88 ypg), and a defense that has held five of its opponents to 125 yards rushing or less. Texas A&M (7-1, 4-1) was No. 4 in the first CFP rankings released on Tuesday. The Aggies, whose only loss was to No. 1 Alabama (33-14) on Oct. 22, have about 30 percent chance of winning their final four games and finishing 11-1, according ESPNs Football Power Index. That final run of games begins Saturday at struggling Mississippi State (3-5, 1-3) followed by Ole Miss (3-5), Texas-San Antonio (4-4), and LSU (5-2). The final three games are all in College Station.Texas A&M is not out of the SEC West race. If the Aggies win out and Alabama loses to both LSU and Auburn, Texas A&M would win the division by virtue of their 29-16 victory over Auburn on Sept. 17. After a 2-4 start Will Muschamp, South Carolinas first-year head coach, had to make a tough decision. He pulled the redshirt off of true freshman quarterback Jake Bentley for the seventh game of the season against UMass.The move has paid off as the Gamecocks have won two straight games, including last Saturdays 24-21 upset of No. 18 Tennessee in Columbia. Now, with four games left, the Gamecocks can realistically think about winning six games and going to a bowl.If South Carolina (4-4, 2-4) can win against Missouri (2-6, 0-4) at Williams-Brice Stadium on Saturday the Gamecocks should be headed to a bowl.Bentley, who skipped his entire senior season of high school to enroll at South Carolina, has completed 70 percent of his passes for four touchdowns and no interceptions in his first two games as the starting quarterback.South Carolina is one of the youngest teams in the country as 78 of its 115 players are freshmen and sophomores. Cheap Air Max 1 Wholesale .J. -- Marty Brodeur beat the Pittsburgh Penguins yet again. Nike Air Max 1 Ireland . -- Catcher Brett Hayes has agreed to a $630,000, one-year contract with the Kansas City Royals, avoiding salary arbitration. http://www.airmax1ireland.com/ . The news was first reported on Gonzalezs Twitter account and confirmed by the Rockies. Gonzalez has a six-week window before position players have their first workout at spring training in Arizona. Three weeks of highs, heart-stoppers and a few heartaches too. Rio had it all, and even more. The following, in no particular order, have been a few of those moments that will keep finding their way back in my bank of memories.The bronzeAfter more than a week of competitions, India still hadnt registered their presence on the medals tally. There had been several near misses and a sense of desperation was palpable. The drought was ended in the most unexpected fashion by this feisty wrestler from Rohtak, Sakshi Malik. In her bronze medal play-off, she trailed her opponent from Kyrgyzstan by 5 points, but with three minutes still to go in the bout, she fought back in spectacular fashion- Sakshi first overturned the deficit and then took the lead to become the first Indian female wrestler to win an Olympic medal. She said later that she was confident that if she lasted the duration of the bout, she would return with a medal.The ProdunovaGymnastics is one of the most followed sports at an Olympics and Dipa Karmakars presence among an elite field itself was a huge moment for Indian sport. Having made the cut for the eight woman final by the skin of her teeth, Dipa produced a compelling performance in front of a packed audience on the day. She was the sixth gymnast to perform her two vaults, and by performing her now patented Produova as the second vault, Dipa produced a scintillating passage. Her scores catapulted her to second spot raising hopes of a most unlikely medal, but she was surpassed by the last two gymnasts in the field. Despite missing out, she lifted the sagging spirits of Indian sports followers and became an instant rage back home, though when asked if she realized how much her feat had resonated in the country, she simply smiled and said, No.The BoltThe arrival of Usain Bolt into the stadium is an occasion in itself. It is as if the thousands of people inside have been eagerly anticipating only that audience. In Rio, the big question was if he will be displaced as the king of sprint. A lot of punditry was doing the rounds about how he was ripe for the taking. But when it came to the actual running of the races, the Jamaican showed just why he was infinitely superior to the field. In the 100m, he recovered from a shaky start to run down American Justin Gatlin with a spectacular burst. In the 200m, he decimated the field, crossing the finish line well ahead of the chasing pack. And then, he bossed the anchor leg of the 4x100m relay to complete a Three-peat at the Olympics. He made the crrowd a part of every celebration, energizing them with the signature Bolt victory display and walking around the stadium to acknowledge their presence. Cheap Air Max 1 Ireland. He remains the most compelling athlete on the planet.The silver liningWatching P V Sindhu in action over the course of the week was to watch an athlete on rapid ascendancy. In a remarkably assured run, Sindhu won three consecutive matches against higher ranked opponents without losing a single game. Her movements around court was markedly better than before and her shot making had more penetration as well as deception. With coach and mentor Gopichand in her corner at all times, Sindhu flowered in the pressure and against the World No.1 Carolina Marin in the final, put in a commendable performance. Though she was beaten in a three-game encounter, Sindhu signaled her arrival as a player who is near certain to make a surge up the rankings. Once she had the silver medal around her neck, all Sindhu wanted was to have a little bit of junk food that Gopichand had prohibited over the last couple of months.The redemptionAt one of the iconic venues in the sporting world, it appeared an entire nation had focused its eyes on the outcome of this match. Football runs in the bloodstream of Brazilians and being there on the night they fronted up to Germany for the gold medal was as clear a demonstration of that as one could hope to see. From an hour before kick off, the arena throbbed with sound, music and anticipation in a way that some of the hurt of their embarrassing loss in the 2014 World Cup semifinal to the same opponents could be erased.Neymar was the central figure of the night and once the game began, it was as if you were transported to an alternative universe. The fans urged their team on with whistles, drum beats and co-ordinated chants. The Germans stayed in the contest despite conceding the lead and their efforts were rewarded with a second half equaliser. It was in the penalty shootout that the arena exploded with nervous tension. At 4-4, with Nils Petersen missing his penalty, Neymar stepped up and scripted the perfect fairytale finish as the talisman of the team. The subsequent celebrations shook the foundations of the Maracana Stadium with delirious fans hugging, jumping and weeping in sheer ecstasy. For the neutral, it was an unforgettable experience - a reminder of the power of sport to unite a people. ' ' '
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Sam Bradford is the NFLs Most Valuable Player. Air Jordan 4 Uk Sale .Thanks to Bradford, the Minnesota Vikings are 5-0 despite losing Teddy Bridgewater, Adrian Peterson and Matt Kalil. The Eagles couldnt wait to trade Bradford after drafting Carson Wentz with the No. 2 overall pick. They found a taker just eight days before the season opener because Minnesota had lost Bridgewater for the season.While Wentz is off to an excellent start in Philadelphia, Bradford has been perfect . Hes 4-0 as a starter and has thrown six touchdowns and no interceptions.Those are MVP numbers.But, its only October.Ben Roethlisberger, Dak Prescott, Matt Ryan and Derek Carr are also having outstanding seasons. The first step for Bradford is to secure his first winning season. Anything else is a bonus.Here are other overreactions following Week 5:OVERREACTION: The Browns are going 0-16. They remain the NFLs only winless team following a 33-13 loss to New England.REALISTIC REACTION: The `85 Bears werent going to beat Tom Brady and the Patriots.---OVERREACTION: Carson Wentz and the Eagles showed their true colors in a 24-23 loss to Detroit.REALISTIC REACTION: They werent going to go 16-0. They played a desperate team on the road and a bye week hurt their momentum.---OVERREACTION: Brian Hoyer should remain the starting QB for the Bears when Jay Cutler returns. Hoyer has 6 TDs and no interceptions.REALISTIC REACTION: Hoyer is 1-2 in three starts. Cutler is making $16 million this season.---OVERREACTION: The Cardinals are back on track. They beat the 49ers without Carson Palmer.REALISTIC REACTION: They beat the NFCs worst team.---OVERREACTION: Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott are the latest version of Troy Aikman and Emmitt Smith for Americas Team.REALISTIC REACTION: Check back after Prescott and Elliott win three Super Bowls and are fitted for their gold sport coat to wear on the stage in Canton.---OVERREACTION: Ben Roethlisberger is going to break Peyton Mannings single-season TD record. He tossed five more in a win over the Jets.REALISTIC REACTION: Big Ben has 15 TDs through five games. Hes on pace for 48. Manning had 55. Simple math says no.---OVERREACTION: Brock Osweiler wasnt worth the $72 million contract.REALISTIC REACTION: Osweiler and the Texans struggled against the unbeaten Vikings on the road. Houston (3-2) is in first place.---OVERREACTION: Atlantas defense is good enough to make the Falcons a Super Bowl contender.REALISTIC REACTION: The Falcons sacked a rookie quarterback (Paxton Lynch) six times in his first career start. Nice win on the road against the defending Super Bowl champions. Still gave up 31 points per game the first four weeks.---OVERREACTION: Roberto Aguayo was worth a second-round pick for Tampa Bay. He kicked a 38-yard field goal to beat the Panthers on Monday night.REALISTIC REACTION: Aguayo missed from 33 and 46 yards earlier in the game and is 4 of 8.---AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP-NFL---Follow Rob Maaddi on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AP-RobMaaddiAir Jordan 4 For Sale . Traditional contenders Brazil, Greece and Turkey drew the other three spots to complete the 24-team field for this summers tournament in Spain, basketball governing body FIBA announced Saturday at its meeting in Barcelona. Air Jordan 4 Cheap Sale . Emery skated the length of the ice and fought an unwilling Holtby during the third period of the Flyers 7-0 loss Friday night in Philadelphia. He was given 29 penalty minutes, including a game misconduct. But Emery did not face even a disciplinary hearing with NHL senior vice president of player safety Brendan Shanahan because rules 46. http://www.airjordan4uk.com/ . JOHNS, N. WASHINGTON -- Marine Corps Marathon organizers have adjusted the races course and extended its start window after Metro officials refused to disrupt their transit repair schedule for special events.Marathon Marketing Manager Marc Goldman said at a news conference Wednesday the Oct. 30 race will start as previously scheduled with the wheelchair racers at 7:40 a.m. and runners at 7:55 a.m., but the starting line will remain open an extra hour in case of transportation delays. The race attracts ssome 30,000 runners. Air Jordan 4 Cheap Uk. The starting line will move from the Mall to the Pentagon North parking lot.The Washington Post (http://wapo.st/2c6QUho ) reports the changes came after Marine Brig. Gen. Thomas D. Weidley and marathon officials were unable to convince Metro General Manager Paul J. Wiedefeld to open two hours early for the race, as it has in years past. ' ' '
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The last time LSU beat Alabama it was billed as The Game of the Century. Air Max 1 Wholesale Ireland .The date was Nov. 5, 2011. The site was Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala. LSU was ranked No. 1. Alabama was No. 2. It was a prime-time game on CBS. On the drama scale it was SEC football at its finest.So good, in fact, that the game went into overtime. Alabama failed to score on its first possession in overtime and LSUs Drew Alleman kicked a 25-yard field goal to give the Tigers a 9-6 win.Saturday night, exactly five years to the day, the two old rivals will meet once more, this time at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge and again in prime time. Its not another Game of the Century. Alabama (8-0, 5-0 SEC) is No. 1 while LSU (5-2, 3-1) is No. 13 and has a new head coach in Ed Orgeron, who took over for the fired Les Miles on Sept. 25.But there wont be any shortage of drama as Tiger Stadium will be packed beyond its capacity of 102,321.Since losing to LSU five years ago, Alabama has beaten the Tigers five straight times. Specifically:Jan. 9, 2012: Despite the loss to LSU the previous November, Alabama played its way into a rematch in the BCS championship game, winning 21-0 in New Orleans.Nov. 3, 2012: In Baton Rouge, No. 5 LSU dominated the game statistically, but Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron led a last-minute drive that concluded with a 28-yard screen pass to T.J. Yeldon for a touchdown with 51 seconds left. No. 1 Alabama beat the Tigers 21-17 and went on to win the national championship.Nov. 9, 2013: In Tuscaloosa, No. 1 Alabama dominated the second half to beat No. 13 LSU 38-17.Nov. 8, 2014: In Baton Rouge, No. 5 Alabama trailed No. 16 LSU 13-10 with just 50 seconds left. But Blake Sims drove the Crimson Tide into position and Adam Griffith kicked a 27-yard field goal with three seconds left to send the game into overtime, where Alabama won 20-13. Alabama reached the first College Football Playoff, where it lost in the semifinals to Ohio State.Nov. 7, 2015: In Tuscaloosa No. 4 Alabama held LSU running back Leonard Fournette to only 31 yards rushing and the Crimson Tide dominated 30-16. Alabama would go on to win another national championship.Alabama will certainly be favored but youll note that the Crimson Tides last two trips to Baton Rouge have been dog fights. LSU has a chance to put a serious dent in Alabamas national championship hopes.This is one of the biggest games of the year, Alabama coach Nick Saban said. It always is.Saban, in his 10th season at Alabama, will be going for career victory 200.Here are some other SEC storylines to watch on the first Saturday in November: No. 11 Florida (6-1, 4-1) controls its destiny in the SEC East, but to capture the division the Gators are probably going to have to win a game or two against the SEC West. It starts Saturday when Florida goes to Arkansas (5-3, 1-3), which had last week off to recover from a 56-3 pounding the Hogs took at the hands of Auburn on Oct. 22.The key to this game will be how the Arkansas offense, led by quarterback Austin Allen (2,048 yards passing, 18 touchdowns) will fare against a Florida defense that is second nationally in points allowed (11.7 ppg).Florida hosts South Carolina next week before going to LSU on Nov. 19. Kentucky (5-3, 4-2) has a chance to make some history Saturday night when the Wildcats host a struggling team from Georgia (4-4, 2-4).Since an 0-2 start the Wildcats have won five of their last six games. A win over the Bulldogs would not only lock up a bowl game, it would guarantee Kentucky a winning conference record for the first time since 1977.Mark Stoops, in his fourth season at Kentucky, wants you to know that his Wildcats are not an overnight success.We are happy with the way weve been playing but where we are now has been in the works for several years, said Stoops. No team in the SEC has turned its season around better than No. 9 Auburn (6-2, 4-1). The Tigers started 1-2 but the two losses were to No. 2 Clemson and No. 4 Texas A&M.But since then Auburn has found its identity behind pile-driving running back Kamryn Pettway, who leads the SEC with 933 yards, and a defense that is only giving up 16.0 points per game.Auburn has won five straight games and on Tuesday appeared at No. 9 in the first College Football Playoff rankings.Coach Gus Malzahn said his team cannot be caught looking ahead with Vanderbilt (4-4, 1-3) coming to Jordan-Hare Stadium on Saturday. Vanderbilt features the No. 2 rusher in the SEC (Ralph Webb, 106.88 ypg), and a defense that has held five of its opponents to 125 yards rushing or less. Texas A&M (7-1, 4-1) was No. 4 in the first CFP rankings released on Tuesday. The Aggies, whose only loss was to No. 1 Alabama (33-14) on Oct. 22, have about 30 percent chance of winning their final four games and finishing 11-1, according ESPNs Football Power Index. That final run of games begins Saturday at struggling Mississippi State (3-5, 1-3) followed by Ole Miss (3-5), Texas-San Antonio (4-4), and LSU (5-2). The final three games are all in College Station.Texas A&M is not out of the SEC West race. If the Aggies win out and Alabama loses to both LSU and Auburn, Texas A&M would win the division by virtue of their 29-16 victory over Auburn on Sept. 17. After a 2-4 start Will Muschamp, South Carolinas first-year head coach, had to make a tough decision. He pulled the redshirt off of true freshman quarterback Jake Bentley for the seventh game of the season against UMass.The move has paid off as the Gamecocks have won two straight games, including last Saturdays 24-21 upset of No. 18 Tennessee in Columbia. Now, with four games left, the Gamecocks can realistically think about winning six games and going to a bowl.If South Carolina (4-4, 2-4) can win against Missouri (2-6, 0-4) at Williams-Brice Stadium on Saturday the Gamecocks should be headed to a bowl.Bentley, who skipped his entire senior season of high school to enroll at South Carolina, has completed 70 percent of his passes for four touchdowns and no interceptions in his first two games as the starting quarterback.South Carolina is one of the youngest teams in the country as 78 of its 115 players are freshmen and sophomores. Cheap Air Max 1 Wholesale .J. -- Marty Brodeur beat the Pittsburgh Penguins yet again. Nike Air Max 1 Ireland . -- Catcher Brett Hayes has agreed to a $630,000, one-year contract with the Kansas City Royals, avoiding salary arbitration. http://www.airmax1ireland.com/ . The news was first reported on Gonzalezs Twitter account and confirmed by the Rockies. Gonzalez has a six-week window before position players have their first workout at spring training in Arizona. Three weeks of highs, heart-stoppers and a few heartaches too. Rio had it all, and even more. The following, in no particular order, have been a few of those moments that will keep finding their way back in my bank of memories.The bronzeAfter more than a week of competitions, India still hadnt registered their presence on the medals tally. There had been several near misses and a sense of desperation was palpable. The drought was ended in the most unexpected fashion by this feisty wrestler from Rohtak, Sakshi Malik. In her bronze medal play-off, she trailed her opponent from Kyrgyzstan by 5 points, but with three minutes still to go in the bout, she fought back in spectacular fashion- Sakshi first overturned the deficit and then took the lead to become the first Indian female wrestler to win an Olympic medal. She said later that she was confident that if she lasted the duration of the bout, she would return with a medal.The ProdunovaGymnastics is one of the most followed sports at an Olympics and Dipa Karmakars presence among an elite field itself was a huge moment for Indian sport. Having made the cut for the eight woman final by the skin of her teeth, Dipa produced a compelling performance in front of a packed audience on the day. She was the sixth gymnast to perform her two vaults, and by performing her now patented Produova as the second vault, Dipa produced a scintillating passage. Her scores catapulted her to second spot raising hopes of a most unlikely medal, but she was surpassed by the last two gymnasts in the field. Despite missing out, she lifted the sagging spirits of Indian sports followers and became an instant rage back home, though when asked if she realized how much her feat had resonated in the country, she simply smiled and said, No.The BoltThe arrival of Usain Bolt into the stadium is an occasion in itself. It is as if the thousands of people inside have been eagerly anticipating only that audience. In Rio, the big question was if he will be displaced as the king of sprint. A lot of punditry was doing the rounds about how he was ripe for the taking. But when it came to the actual running of the races, the Jamaican showed just why he was infinitely superior to the field. In the 100m, he recovered from a shaky start to run down American Justin Gatlin with a spectacular burst. In the 200m, he decimated the field, crossing the finish line well ahead of the chasing pack. And then, he bossed the anchor leg of the 4x100m relay to complete a Three-peat at the Olympics. He made the crrowd a part of every celebration, energizing them with the signature Bolt victory display and walking around the stadium to acknowledge their presence. Cheap Air Max 1 Ireland. He remains the most compelling athlete on the planet.The silver liningWatching P V Sindhu in action over the course of the week was to watch an athlete on rapid ascendancy. In a remarkably assured run, Sindhu won three consecutive matches against higher ranked opponents without losing a single game. Her movements around court was markedly better than before and her shot making had more penetration as well as deception. With coach and mentor Gopichand in her corner at all times, Sindhu flowered in the pressure and against the World No.1 Carolina Marin in the final, put in a commendable performance. Though she was beaten in a three-game encounter, Sindhu signaled her arrival as a player who is near certain to make a surge up the rankings. Once she had the silver medal around her neck, all Sindhu wanted was to have a little bit of junk food that Gopichand had prohibited over the last couple of months.The redemptionAt one of the iconic venues in the sporting world, it appeared an entire nation had focused its eyes on the outcome of this match. Football runs in the bloodstream of Brazilians and being there on the night they fronted up to Germany for the gold medal was as clear a demonstration of that as one could hope to see. From an hour before kick off, the arena throbbed with sound, music and anticipation in a way that some of the hurt of their embarrassing loss in the 2014 World Cup semifinal to the same opponents could be erased.Neymar was the central figure of the night and once the game began, it was as if you were transported to an alternative universe. The fans urged their team on with whistles, drum beats and co-ordinated chants. The Germans stayed in the contest despite conceding the lead and their efforts were rewarded with a second half equaliser. It was in the penalty shootout that the arena exploded with nervous tension. At 4-4, with Nils Petersen missing his penalty, Neymar stepped up and scripted the perfect fairytale finish as the talisman of the team. The subsequent celebrations shook the foundations of the Maracana Stadium with delirious fans hugging, jumping and weeping in sheer ecstasy. For the neutral, it was an unforgettable experience - a reminder of the power of sport to unite a people. ' ' '
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Sam Bradford is the NFLs Most Valuable Player. Air Jordan 4 Uk Sale .Thanks to Bradford, the Minnesota Vikings are 5-0 despite losing Teddy Bridgewater, Adrian Peterson and Matt Kalil. The Eagles couldnt wait to trade Bradford after drafting Carson Wentz with the No. 2 overall pick. They found a taker just eight days before the season opener because Minnesota had lost Bridgewater for the season.While Wentz is off to an excellent start in Philadelphia, Bradford has been perfect . Hes 4-0 as a starter and has thrown six touchdowns and no interceptions.Those are MVP numbers.But, its only October.Ben Roethlisberger, Dak Prescott, Matt Ryan and Derek Carr are also having outstanding seasons. The first step for Bradford is to secure his first winning season. Anything else is a bonus.Here are other overreactions following Week 5:OVERREACTION: The Browns are going 0-16. They remain the NFLs only winless team following a 33-13 loss to New England.REALISTIC REACTION: The `85 Bears werent going to beat Tom Brady and the Patriots.---OVERREACTION: Carson Wentz and the Eagles showed their true colors in a 24-23 loss to Detroit.REALISTIC REACTION: They werent going to go 16-0. They played a desperate team on the road and a bye week hurt their momentum.---OVERREACTION: Brian Hoyer should remain the starting QB for the Bears when Jay Cutler returns. Hoyer has 6 TDs and no interceptions.REALISTIC REACTION: Hoyer is 1-2 in three starts. Cutler is making $16 million this season.---OVERREACTION: The Cardinals are back on track. They beat the 49ers without Carson Palmer.REALISTIC REACTION: They beat the NFCs worst team.---OVERREACTION: Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott are the latest version of Troy Aikman and Emmitt Smith for Americas Team.REALISTIC REACTION: Check back after Prescott and Elliott win three Super Bowls and are fitted for their gold sport coat to wear on the stage in Canton.---OVERREACTION: Ben Roethlisberger is going to break Peyton Mannings single-season TD record. He tossed five more in a win over the Jets.REALISTIC REACTION: Big Ben has 15 TDs through five games. Hes on pace for 48. Manning had 55. Simple math says no.---OVERREACTION: Brock Osweiler wasnt worth the $72 million contract.REALISTIC REACTION: Osweiler and the Texans struggled against the unbeaten Vikings on the road. Houston (3-2) is in first place.---OVERREACTION: Atlantas defense is good enough to make the Falcons a Super Bowl contender.REALISTIC REACTION: The Falcons sacked a rookie quarterback (Paxton Lynch) six times in his first career start. Nice win on the road against the defending Super Bowl champions. Still gave up 31 points per game the first four weeks.---OVERREACTION: Roberto Aguayo was worth a second-round pick for Tampa Bay. He kicked a 38-yard field goal to beat the Panthers on Monday night.REALISTIC REACTION: Aguayo missed from 33 and 46 yards earlier in the game and is 4 of 8.---AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP-NFL---Follow Rob Maaddi on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AP-RobMaaddiAir Jordan 4 For Sale . Traditional contenders Brazil, Greece and Turkey drew the other three spots to complete the 24-team field for this summers tournament in Spain, basketball governing body FIBA announced Saturday at its meeting in Barcelona. Air Jordan 4 Cheap Sale . Emery skated the length of the ice and fought an unwilling Holtby during the third period of the Flyers 7-0 loss Friday night in Philadelphia. He was given 29 penalty minutes, including a game misconduct. But Emery did not face even a disciplinary hearing with NHL senior vice president of player safety Brendan Shanahan because rules 46. http://www.airjordan4uk.com/ . JOHNS, N. WASHINGTON -- Marine Corps Marathon organizers have adjusted the races course and extended its start window after Metro officials refused to disrupt their transit repair schedule for special events.Marathon Marketing Manager Marc Goldman said at a news conference Wednesday the Oct. 30 race will start as previously scheduled with the wheelchair racers at 7:40 a.m. and runners at 7:55 a.m., but the starting line will remain open an extra hour in case of transportation delays. The race attracts ssome 30,000 runners. Air Jordan 4 Cheap Uk. The starting line will move from the Mall to the Pentagon North parking lot.The Washington Post (http://wapo.st/2c6QUho ) reports the changes came after Marine Brig. Gen. Thomas D. Weidley and marathon officials were unable to convince Metro General Manager Paul J. Wiedefeld to open two hours early for the race, as it has in years past. ' ' '
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The last time LSU beat Alabama it was billed as The Game of the Century. Air Max 1 Wholesale Ireland .The date was Nov. 5, 2011. The site was Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala. LSU was ranked No. 1. Alabama was No. 2. It was a prime-time game on CBS. On the drama scale it was SEC football at its finest.So good, in fact, that the game went into overtime. Alabama failed to score on its first possession in overtime and LSUs Drew Alleman kicked a 25-yard field goal to give the Tigers a 9-6 win.Saturday night, exactly five years to the day, the two old rivals will meet once more, this time at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge and again in prime time. Its not another Game of the Century. Alabama (8-0, 5-0 SEC) is No. 1 while LSU (5-2, 3-1) is No. 13 and has a new head coach in Ed Orgeron, who took over for the fired Les Miles on Sept. 25.But there wont be any shortage of drama as Tiger Stadium will be packed beyond its capacity of 102,321.Since losing to LSU five years ago, Alabama has beaten the Tigers five straight times. Specifically:Jan. 9, 2012: Despite the loss to LSU the previous November, Alabama played its way into a rematch in the BCS championship game, winning 21-0 in New Orleans.Nov. 3, 2012: In Baton Rouge, No. 5 LSU dominated the game statistically, but Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron led a last-minute drive that concluded with a 28-yard screen pass to T.J. Yeldon for a touchdown with 51 seconds left. No. 1 Alabama beat the Tigers 21-17 and went on to win the national championship.Nov. 9, 2013: In Tuscaloosa, No. 1 Alabama dominated the second half to beat No. 13 LSU 38-17.Nov. 8, 2014: In Baton Rouge, No. 5 Alabama trailed No. 16 LSU 13-10 with just 50 seconds left. But Blake Sims drove the Crimson Tide into position and Adam Griffith kicked a 27-yard field goal with three seconds left to send the game into overtime, where Alabama won 20-13. Alabama reached the first College Football Playoff, where it lost in the semifinals to Ohio State.Nov. 7, 2015: In Tuscaloosa No. 4 Alabama held LSU running back Leonard Fournette to only 31 yards rushing and the Crimson Tide dominated 30-16. Alabama would go on to win another national championship.Alabama will certainly be favored but youll note that the Crimson Tides last two trips to Baton Rouge have been dog fights. LSU has a chance to put a serious dent in Alabamas national championship hopes.This is one of the biggest games of the year, Alabama coach Nick Saban said. It always is.Saban, in his 10th season at Alabama, will be going for career victory 200.Here are some other SEC storylines to watch on the first Saturday in November: No. 11 Florida (6-1, 4-1) controls its destiny in the SEC East, but to capture the division the Gators are probably going to have to win a game or two against the SEC West. It starts Saturday when Florida goes to Arkansas (5-3, 1-3), which had last week off to recover from a 56-3 pounding the Hogs took at the hands of Auburn on Oct. 22.The key to this game will be how the Arkansas offense, led by quarterback Austin Allen (2,048 yards passing, 18 touchdowns) will fare against a Florida defense that is second nationally in points allowed (11.7 ppg).Florida hosts South Carolina next week before going to LSU on Nov. 19. Kentucky (5-3, 4-2) has a chance to make some history Saturday night when the Wildcats host a struggling team from Georgia (4-4, 2-4).Since an 0-2 start the Wildcats have won five of their last six games. A win over the Bulldogs would not only lock up a bowl game, it would guarantee Kentucky a winning conference record for the first time since 1977.Mark Stoops, in his fourth season at Kentucky, wants you to know that his Wildcats are not an overnight success.We are happy with the way weve been playing but where we are now has been in the works for several years, said Stoops. No team in the SEC has turned its season around better than No. 9 Auburn (6-2, 4-1). The Tigers started 1-2 but the two losses were to No. 2 Clemson and No. 4 Texas A&M.But since then Auburn has found its identity behind pile-driving running back Kamryn Pettway, who leads the SEC with 933 yards, and a defense that is only giving up 16.0 points per game.Auburn has won five straight games and on Tuesday appeared at No. 9 in the first College Football Playoff rankings.Coach Gus Malzahn said his team cannot be caught looking ahead with Vanderbilt (4-4, 1-3) coming to Jordan-Hare Stadium on Saturday. Vanderbilt features the No. 2 rusher in the SEC (Ralph Webb, 106.88 ypg), and a defense that has held five of its opponents to 125 yards rushing or less. Texas A&M (7-1, 4-1) was No. 4 in the first CFP rankings released on Tuesday. The Aggies, whose only loss was to No. 1 Alabama (33-14) on Oct. 22, have about 30 percent chance of winning their final four games and finishing 11-1, according ESPNs Football Power Index. That final run of games begins Saturday at struggling Mississippi State (3-5, 1-3) followed by Ole Miss (3-5), Texas-San Antonio (4-4), and LSU (5-2). The final three games are all in College Station.Texas A&M is not out of the SEC West race. If the Aggies win out and Alabama loses to both LSU and Auburn, Texas A&M would win the division by virtue of their 29-16 victory over Auburn on Sept. 17. After a 2-4 start Will Muschamp, South Carolinas first-year head coach, had to make a tough decision. He pulled the redshirt off of true freshman quarterback Jake Bentley for the seventh game of the season against UMass.The move has paid off as the Gamecocks have won two straight games, including last Saturdays 24-21 upset of No. 18 Tennessee in Columbia. Now, with four games left, the Gamecocks can realistically think about winning six games and going to a bowl.If South Carolina (4-4, 2-4) can win against Missouri (2-6, 0-4) at Williams-Brice Stadium on Saturday the Gamecocks should be headed to a bowl.Bentley, who skipped his entire senior season of high school to enroll at South Carolina, has completed 70 percent of his passes for four touchdowns and no interceptions in his first two games as the starting quarterback.South Carolina is one of the youngest teams in the country as 78 of its 115 players are freshmen and sophomores. Cheap Air Max 1 Wholesale .J. -- Marty Brodeur beat the Pittsburgh Penguins yet again. Nike Air Max 1 Ireland . -- Catcher Brett Hayes has agreed to a $630,000, one-year contract with the Kansas City Royals, avoiding salary arbitration. http://www.airmax1ireland.com/ . The news was first reported on Gonzalezs Twitter account and confirmed by the Rockies. Gonzalez has a six-week window before position players have their first workout at spring training in Arizona. Three weeks of highs, heart-stoppers and a few heartaches too. Rio had it all, and even more. The following, in no particular order, have been a few of those moments that will keep finding their way back in my bank of memories.The bronzeAfter more than a week of competitions, India still hadnt registered their presence on the medals tally. There had been several near misses and a sense of desperation was palpable. The drought was ended in the most unexpected fashion by this feisty wrestler from Rohtak, Sakshi Malik. In her bronze medal play-off, she trailed her opponent from Kyrgyzstan by 5 points, but with three minutes still to go in the bout, she fought back in spectacular fashion- Sakshi first overturned the deficit and then took the lead to become the first Indian female wrestler to win an Olympic medal. She said later that she was confident that if she lasted the duration of the bout, she would return with a medal.The ProdunovaGymnastics is one of the most followed sports at an Olympics and Dipa Karmakars presence among an elite field itself was a huge moment for Indian sport. Having made the cut for the eight woman final by the skin of her teeth, Dipa produced a compelling performance in front of a packed audience on the day. She was the sixth gymnast to perform her two vaults, and by performing her now patented Produova as the second vault, Dipa produced a scintillating passage. Her scores catapulted her to second spot raising hopes of a most unlikely medal, but she was surpassed by the last two gymnasts in the field. Despite missing out, she lifted the sagging spirits of Indian sports followers and became an instant rage back home, though when asked if she realized how much her feat had resonated in the country, she simply smiled and said, No.The BoltThe arrival of Usain Bolt into the stadium is an occasion in itself. It is as if the thousands of people inside have been eagerly anticipating only that audience. In Rio, the big question was if he will be displaced as the king of sprint. A lot of punditry was doing the rounds about how he was ripe for the taking. But when it came to the actual running of the races, the Jamaican showed just why he was infinitely superior to the field. In the 100m, he recovered from a shaky start to run down American Justin Gatlin with a spectacular burst. In the 200m, he decimated the field, crossing the finish line well ahead of the chasing pack. And then, he bossed the anchor leg of the 4x100m relay to complete a Three-peat at the Olympics. He made the crrowd a part of every celebration, energizing them with the signature Bolt victory display and walking around the stadium to acknowledge their presence. Cheap Air Max 1 Ireland. He remains the most compelling athlete on the planet.The silver liningWatching P V Sindhu in action over the course of the week was to watch an athlete on rapid ascendancy. In a remarkably assured run, Sindhu won three consecutive matches against higher ranked opponents without losing a single game. Her movements around court was markedly better than before and her shot making had more penetration as well as deception. With coach and mentor Gopichand in her corner at all times, Sindhu flowered in the pressure and against the World No.1 Carolina Marin in the final, put in a commendable performance. Though she was beaten in a three-game encounter, Sindhu signaled her arrival as a player who is near certain to make a surge up the rankings. Once she had the silver medal around her neck, all Sindhu wanted was to have a little bit of junk food that Gopichand had prohibited over the last couple of months.The redemptionAt one of the iconic venues in the sporting world, it appeared an entire nation had focused its eyes on the outcome of this match. Football runs in the bloodstream of Brazilians and being there on the night they fronted up to Germany for the gold medal was as clear a demonstration of that as one could hope to see. From an hour before kick off, the arena throbbed with sound, music and anticipation in a way that some of the hurt of their embarrassing loss in the 2014 World Cup semifinal to the same opponents could be erased.Neymar was the central figure of the night and once the game began, it was as if you were transported to an alternative universe. The fans urged their team on with whistles, drum beats and co-ordinated chants. The Germans stayed in the contest despite conceding the lead and their efforts were rewarded with a second half equaliser. It was in the penalty shootout that the arena exploded with nervous tension. At 4-4, with Nils Petersen missing his penalty, Neymar stepped up and scripted the perfect fairytale finish as the talisman of the team. The subsequent celebrations shook the foundations of the Maracana Stadium with delirious fans hugging, jumping and weeping in sheer ecstasy. For the neutral, it was an unforgettable experience - a reminder of the power of sport to unite a people. ' ' '
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This familys costume game is on another level. Cheap Air Max 720 NZ .?Gold trophies for multiple sports? Theres an MVP award, best 4x100 sprinter, ballet, and one for tennis. Were they inspired by Misty Copeland, Carli Lloyd, Allyson Felix and Serena Williams? ?Just a thought.Someone hand them the prize for best costumes! Air Max 720 NZ Sale . Jay Feely kicked a 41-yard field goal in overtime, and the Cardinals edged the Tennessee Titans 37-34 in overtime after blowing a 17-point lead late in the fourth quarter. Nike Air Max 720 NZ . Perez, 35, posted a 1-2 record with a 3.69 earned-run average in 19 relief appearances last season. His season ended Aug. 9 due to a torn ligament in his left elbow. Perez joins infielder Andy LaRoche and catcher Mike Nickeas with minor-league agreements for 2014 that include invitations to attend spring training. http://www.cheapairmax720nz.com/ . The Lightning are 2-0 so far on a four-game road trip, giving the club five straight wins as the guest and improving Tampas away record this season to 11-8-2. SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Keeping the puck and putting pressure on the opponent are good ways to wind up on the winning side.Sharks goalie Martin Jones thought thats what San Jose did all night, making his job easy.Jones made 26 saves, Chris Tierney and Patrick Marleau each scored early and San Jose sent the New Jersey Devils to their third straight loss Monday night with a 4-0 victory.We played well the whole night, Jones said. We were smart with the puck. We did a good job in front of the net. I wasnt asked to do too much. When we play like that were tough to beat.Logan Couture and Brent Burns also scored for the Sharks, who had just one point in their last three games.Keith Kinkaid saved 37 of 41 shots for the Devils, who ended their California trip winless in three games.They were throwing everything at the net and I have to do my job, Kinkaid said. The puck was bouncing everywhere and they got the breaks tonight.Tierney scored a short-handed goal two minutes into the contest after he stole a pass and raced unguarded to beat Kinkaid. Tierney later left the game after getting hit in the face by the puck.Give up a shorty, you have to realize theres still 58 minutes left to play, Devils defenseman Andy Greene said. Youre always going to have adversity and you have to play through it. We werent good tonight.Marleau scored less than five minutes later, getting his 20th career point against the Devils and the 486th goal of his career. Jooe Pavelski, who has points in three straight games, set up Marleau. Air Max 720 For Sale. We protected the puck and put in good spots, Pavelski said. It was a clean game. We had chances all night and won a few battles.The Sharks received a couple of lucky bounces on their final two goals. Joe Thorntons shot midway through the second period kicked off the back of Greenes skate and straight to Couture, who had an open shot into the net.The goalie really didnt follow it, Couture said. He kind of got lost.Burns jabbed at the puck a couple of times in front of the net before it floated away from Kinkaid. Kyle Quincey poked at it in an attempt to clear it but accidentally knocked it into the net instead.Game notes Thornton moved into a tie for 25th on the career points list with Brendan Shanahan, after assisting on Coutures goal. He has 1,354 points. It was also his 900th point in a Sharks uniform. ... The Devils are 0 for 28 on the power play in their last nine games. ... Greene appeared in his 329th consecutive game for the Devils, third-longest such stretch in team history. ... The Sharks ended a two-game losing streak against the Devils.UP NEXT:Devils: Return home to host the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday night.Sharks: Continue a five-game homestand with a game against the Chicago Blackhawks on Wednesday night. ' ' '
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The Wallabies might be in a rut but it is folly to expect a side filled with world class players to be struggling for much longer, Springboks assistant coach Mzwandile Stick says. Cheap Authentic Jordan 1 Nz .Australia and South Africa are in similar situations ahead of Saturdays Rugby Championship Test at Suncorp Stadium with both teams under huge pressure to account for recent poor displays and show improvement.The tourists will have few better chances to knock off the Wallabies in Brisbane as they look to turn around a worrying six-game losing streak and placate a frenzied Australian rugby community.But the Springboks are dealing with their own crisis of confidence after a hollow defeat to Argentina in Salta that has scribes in South Africa pondering if theyll ever be a powerhouse nation again.At the moment we know one thing for sure, theyre hurting like we are, Stick said.Theyre playing at home, theyve got a lot of pride when it comes to their jersey.Looking at the type of players youve got, you can never underestimate them.Israel Folau, Quade Cooper and Will Genia are world class.On their day, if those guys click together and play as a team, they can be dangerous.Centre Juan de Jong says the week-long break between rounds in the Rugby Championship has given the Springboks the chance to take stock and figure out precisely where they need to lift.Their position is perhaps quite not as perilous as Australias, having lost just twice since the World Cup - in a series opener against Ireland earlier this year, and the 26-24 result to the Pumas, which was decided by a late Santiago Gonzalez Iglesais penalty.Whatever happened in Argentina is behind us now, said de Jong, who was part of the bronze medal-winning South African sevens team at the Rio Olympics.Weve had a week off to clear our minds a bit.For us its more important to focus on the small little things and making sure we rectify all the mistakes we did in Salta.You cant leave the game to the last minute, we have to sharpen up and have a good start. Authentic Jordans Shoes Wholesale . 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Wentz had no wait.The No. 2 overall draft pick, Wentz will try to build on an impressive debut when the Philadelphia Eagles visit the Chicago Bears on Monday night.To play right off the bat coming in, these guys that get drafted, theyre probably a little bit better prepared than we were 10, 12 years ago, said Cutler, who spent much of his 2006 rookie season with Denver behind Jake Plummer. They see more looks. The whole pre-draft process is so involved now, but you still have to go out there and strap it up and play, and its not easy.Wentz made it look that way last week in a 29-10 victory over Cleveland with a performance that sent a charge through a city seeking its first NFL championship since 1960. He even got a shout out from President Barack Obama during a rally for Hillary Clinton in Philadelphia this past week.The Bears , meanwhile, are trying to shake off a loss at Houston.Wentz , the QB from North Dakota State who shot up draft boards, threw for 278 yards and two touchdowns in his debut, completing 22 of 37 passes in a turnover-free performance, posting a 101.0 rating. He fired crisp passes and withstood some big hits despite a rib injury that limited him in the preseason.More than anything, he looked every bit like the franchise quarterback the Eagles think he will become when they traded up twice to draft him. And he justified rookie coach Doug Pedersons decision to promote him from the No. 3 spot after Sam Bradford got traded to Minnesota.I know this city is pretty excited for Eagles football now, being 1-0, Wentz said. Weve got new coaching, a new quarterback. Theres a lot of excitement, and to go out and get a win, Im sure theres a lot of buzz going around.But its crazy how much us as players can really insulate ourselves from the noise, whether its good or bad, and really just get back to work.The 6-foot-5 Wentz grew up in Bismarck and led North Dakota State to FCS championships the past two seasons as the starter after the Bison won it all the previous three years. Wentz faced only one power conference team in college when he played Iowaa State in 2014. Cheap Air Jordan 1 Nz. Hes won a lot of games and hes won championships, Pederson said. And you cant take that away from anybody, at any level of competition. Hopefully you saw it last Sunday: his ability to lead the football team and make plays.The Bears figure to be a step up in competition from Cleveland even though they have some issues of their own.Chicago, coming off a last-place finish in the NFC North, opened its second season under coach John Fox with a 23-14 loss. An offensive line that included late addition Josh Sitton at left guard struggled against the Texans strong front, and a defense with a rebuilt front seven failed to make enough plays against Brock Osweiler.And the way Wentz played last week, facing a rookie quarterback might not be much of a reprieve.Hes pretty impressive, Chicago defensive coordinator Vic Fangio said. It looks now that Philadelphia is going to be very well-rewarded for the risk they took on draft day, giving up a lot of stuff to get this guy because he looks like hes going to be a long-term hell of a quarterback. And then they got Christmas given to them when the Vikings had their misfortune (Teddy Bridgewaters left knee injury) and they were able to unload their overload at quarterback for a couple picks.Cutler said Wentz is in a good spot playing for a head coach who happens to be a former NFL quarterback.He also understands the pressure on Wentz, given that he also was seen as a potential franchise quarterback after Denver drafted him out of Vanderbilt with the No. 11 pick in 2006. One difference was Cutler had to wait as a rookie before starting the final five games.Its difficult. I think hes in a good spot, Cutler said. I think Doug understands that position really well and you cant lean on that guy that much early on. It has to be a team sport, defense and running game, and you have to put him in position to be successful and you have to hope that your offense is going to grow together for two or three years, because changing coaches, changing OCs (offensive coordinators) thats hard on a young quarterback.---AP NFL website: http://www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP-NFL ' ' '
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