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Should Manchester United have had a penalty? Should Chris Smalling have been sent off? Was Ruben Loftus-Cheek inside or outside the box when fouled against West Ham? And was Neymar correctly awarded a penalty against Villarreal? In his weekly Ref Watch feature, former Premier League referee Dermot Gallagher appeared on Sky Sports Now to analyse the weekends big issues. Chiefs Super Bowl Jerseys .Was your team affected by a contentious decision? Read on to find out... MATCH: Manchester City 0-1 Manchester United, SundayINCIDENT: In the penalty box, Martin Demichelis appears to barge into Marcus Rashford, knocking him off balance, but no penalty is given.GALLAGHERS VERDICT: Penalty Jamie Carragher said Manchester United were denied a blatant penalty GALLAGHERS VIEW: All I can think is Michael (Oliver, the referee) thinks Demichelis shoulder-barges him when you see he hasnt. Hes caught him in the midriff. Its just a decision hes got wrong, and knowing Michael as I do, hell be upset about that. Its just an error.MATCH: Manchester City 0-1 Manchester United, SundayINCIDENT: Already on a booking, Chris Smalling clips the back of Sergio Agueros foot and concedes a foul, but referee Oliver does not send him off.GALLAGHERS VERDICT: No red card Chris Smalling appeared to go through the back of Aguero GALLAGHERS VIEW: What you have to remember is it took him three fouls to get him a first yellow card, it doesnt necessarily have to take another three to get him to a red card.But it doesnt automatically mean his next foul is going to be a red card. That wasnt enough for a yellow card and therefore I think it was right just to speak to him.MATCH: Crystal Palace 0-1 Leicester, SaturdayINCIDENT: A Leicester corner is taken and Scott Dann pulls Robert Huths shirt off in the penalty box among the pushing. The referee gives nothing.GALLAGHERS VERDICT: No penalty Robert Huths shirt was pulled off by Scott Dann GALLAGHERS VIEW: The referee is too distant from the incident when you see it. The referee has got so much to watch, hes looking through so many players he cant see that, and when Huth gets up it turns into comedy value.  MATCH: Chelsea 2-2 West Ham, SaturdayINCIDENT: Chelsea are awarded a penalty for a foul by Michail Antonio on Ruben Loftus-Cheek, but there are questions over whether Loftus-Cheek was in or outside the box when Antonio tripped him up.GALLAGHERS VERDICT: No penalty Ruben Loftus-Cheek looked to have been clipped by Michail Antonio outside the box GALLAGHERS VIEW: I think its a foul, at that point the referee doesnt know where it is, hes got to look to the assistant who makes that call looking across the line - is he in, is he out?If he (the assistant referee) has made that call hes made it incorrectly, because it was outside the penalty area.MATCH: Everton 0-2 Arsenal, SaturdayINCIDENT: Alexis Sanchez has the ball at this feet and appears to be tripped by Muhamed Besic as he prepares to shoot. He stays on his feet at first before going to ground, and referee Mark Clattenburg ignores the claims. GALLAGHERS VERDICT: Penalty Dermot Gallagher feels a penalty should have been given for Mo Besics trip on Alexis Sanchez GALLAGHERS VIEW: Its Besic who actually catches it and Mark doesnt see that. Because Mark sees Sanchez down, he doesnt give a foul against Ramiro Funes Mori as hes already going down. What he doesnt see is that contact from Besic because of Alex Iwobi.MATCH: Southampton 3-2 Liverpool, SundayINCIDENT: Shane Long drives into the box and is challenged from behind by Dejan Lovren. The forward goes to ground but the referee says no penalty.GALLAGHERS VERDICT: Penalty Southampton should have been awarded a penalty after Lovrens brings down Long, says Gallagher GALLAGHERS VIEW: Its a penalty because Long is in possession of the ball and its up to the defender not to make contact, but Long has initiated contact by going across him.MATCH: Southampton 3-2 Liverpool, SundayINCIDENT: The ball is played into the box for Graziano Pelle and Martin Skrtel is penalised for having a hold of his shirt. Referee Roger East gives a penalty.GALLAGHERS VERDICT: Penalty Liverpool conceded a penalty as Martin Skrtel pulled down Graziano Pelle in the box GALLAGHERS VIEW: Skrtel makes the initial contact, he grabs him. When we talk about shirt pulling, there has to be an initiator and I think Skrtel is the initiator.MATCH: Newcastle 1-1 Sunderland, SundayINCIDENT: DeAndre Yedlin commits a foul throw, conceding possession back to Newcastle which leads to an equaliser. But is it a foul throw?GALLAGHERS VERDICT: Foul throw DeAndre Yedlin appeared to commit a foul throw against Newcastle, which directly led to their rivals equaliser GALLAGHERS VIEW: The ball has to come from behind his head and I dont think it does. Its from in front of his head, he also throws it into the ground, its a classic example of what is a foul throw.MATCH: Villarreal 2-2 Barcelona, SundayINCIDENT: Neymar is awarded a penalty after being brought down in the box by Villarreal goalkeeper Sergio Asenjo.GALLAGHERS VERDICT: Penalty Neymar won and converted a controversial penalty in their La Liga game at Villarreal. GALLAGHERS VIEW: The first touch takes the ball away, he fouls him. The goalkeeper definitely got the ball but he fouls him first. A very good spot by the referee. Also See: Lovren taken off to avoid red WATCH: Blatant United penalty Carra on state of Citys squad WATCH: Worst ever penalty call? Derrick Nnadi Jersey . Siddikur, whose previous win on the circuit came in Brunei three years ago, finished his bogey-free round with a birdie on the 18th for a total of 17-under 199. Indias Shiv Chowrasia, who has finished runner-up in this tournament twice, was in second place after a 66. Anthony Hitchens Jersey . Shot outdoors against the stunning backdrop of Banff, Alta., the networks 30-minute original production airs tonight at 8pm et/5pm pt on TSN2. The four All-Star teams will play for $100,000 in prize money during TSNs annual skins game, airing live this weekend on TSN from The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre. http://www.prochiefsauthentic.com/Youth-Kansas-City-Chiefs-Elite-Jersey/ .2 billion agreement with Rogers Communications for the leagues broadcast and multimedia rights. CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- The mens soccer season was canceled after a demeaning scouting report on the womens team. Cross-country is under investigation for a similar strain of locker room talk.But even as scandal surrounds the Harvard athletic department, the Crimson football team remains focused on a singular goal -- the same goal, in fact, the program has had for almost a century and a half: Beat Yale.With a victory over their archrivals in the 133rd edition of The Game on Saturday, the Crimson (7-2, 5-1) would clinch a share of a fourth straight Ivy League championship for the first time in the schools history. (Harvard would win the title outright if Penn and Princeton both lose.) It would also be an unprecedented 10th victory in a row against Yale (2-7, 2-4), and it would put the seniors among their two predecessors as the winningest classes in Harvard football history.Its all coming down to the wire the last week, defensive lineman James Duberg said after practicing under the lights at Harvard Stadium. Theres absolutely a historical component to it. So theres a lot on the line.This year, more than usual.Amid a presidential election hijacked by locker room talk that fixated on womens looks and sexuality, The Harvard Crimson school newspaper reported that mens soccer players had for years been compiling a scouting report of their female counterparts that rated them on their less cerebral qualities. Athletic director Robert Scalise canceled the rest of the season, costing the team a chance at an Ivy League title; soon after, similar postings by members of the mens cross-country team led to an investigation that has not yet been resolved.Harvard coach Tim Murphy took note.Harvard kids arent good kids -- theyre great kids. But they dont walk on water, he said in his office at the Dillon Field House. And its up to us as parents and as educators to make sure they know (whats right). Because later in life, the consequences can be terminal.Asked if the football coaches addressed the scandal, if only to make sure they didnt have similar problems on their own team, Duberg said: It doesnt need to be addressed because they know were not doing anything like that. Armani Watts Jersey. I can promise you thats not taking place on the Harvard football team, he said. We pride ourselves on being stand-up gentlemen. Savages on the field and gentlemen off the field.It wasnt that long ago that Yale was in a similar predicament.Last spring, basketball captain Jack Montague was expelled from school after a woman accused him of sexual assault. Montague claimed that the sex was consensual and he has sued the school over his dismissal; he was not charged, and police and prosecutors say there is no investigation.His former teammates publicly supported him, wearing warmup shirts featuring his number and nickname during their nationally televised game against Harvard. After complaints from other students, the team apologized.Football coach Tony Reno said this week he stresses to his players the importance of representing the school -- and themselves -- whether they are on the field or off.Im very proud of how our players have responded to adversity on campus, off campus and within the team, Reno said. If you really do your job as a coach, its to try and create an environment for your players to feel like the team is much bigger than themselves. And thats what weve created at Yale.The message is getting through, linebacker Darius Manora said.There is a way to conduct yourself on campus when no one is looking. And I think the guys, especially part of this program, have done an amazing job as far as making sure you are respectful of members of the community, he said.Every single play, every day we go out, we are Yale football players.---AP Sports Writer Pat Eaton-Robb contributed to this story from New Haven, Connecticut.---More AP college football: www.collegefootball.ap.org and https://twitter.com/AP-Top25 ' ' ' 
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Haas boss Guenther Steiner has claimed Esteban Gutierrez is usually the best guy at obeying blue flags following Daniel Ricciardos criticism in Germany. Yeezy 350 v2 Noir Et Blanc .After being on the receiving end of a rude gesture from Lewis Hamilton in Hungary, Gutierrez then incurred the wrath of Ricciardo in Germany after holding him up late in the race. Ricciardo went on to suggest the Mexican is the worst at obeying blue flags on the current grid.Gutierrez?defended himself after the race, saying backmarkers have to consider their own races and not just jump out of the way of leading cars at the first request. Haas boss Steiner thinks the last two races have given Gutierrez an unfair reputation.Speaking after the German Grand Prix, Steiner said: Its like oh the worse guy at it just the second time he does it. I think its the opposite, normally hes the best guy to get out of the way. Now he was just unlucky twice not to give someone fresh air all of a sudden when they want it, so for sure he jumps on it.Would it have changed anything for Ricciardo? I dont know, I guess no. The world is not perfect, live with it. For sure if he had lost a position, I understand he is pissed, but how many seconds was he behind?Steiner thinks Hamiltons original gesture - which the world champion apologised for in Germany - triggered the stewards investigation.Last week he got five-second penalty, my opinion is the stewards reacted to a gesture Lewis made. We looked at the data and a lap before him Magnussen, I think it was... there was two tenths of a second difference. Lapping two tenths of a second is a very short period of time and that guy didnt get a five-second penalty.I dont think hes as bad as they think, but once you get one penalty for sure now Ricciardo was pissed because he couldnt get past him. But they have to realise one day they will be lapped and then they will [see] how they feel about it. If somebody says you need to get out of the way, you cannot just jump away. Yeezy 350 V2 Blanche Pas Cher .S. Open champion Justin Rose birdied the first hole with a blind shot he hit to a foot of the pin, and he stayed in front Tuesday until he completed a 4-under 67 for a two-shot lead over Jason Dufner in PGA Grand Slam of Golf. Yeezy 350 v2 Promo . Anthony Davis had 31 points and 17 rebounds in his seventh straight game with more than 20 points, but that was only enough to keep the Pelicans competitive into the final minutes. Andrew Bogut had 10 points and 15 rebounds for Golden State, which rebounded from a loss a night earlier in Oklahoma City and snapped a two-game skid. http://www.pascheryeezy350v2.fr/fausse-yeezy-boost-350.html . The veteran safety was a starter for the Bengals from 2008-2012. He totaled 41 tackles and three interceptions while starting all but four of the 13 games he played last season....is the biggest, baddest and best poker festival in the WORLD. It helps if you imagine Jeremy Clarkson saying that, in that deep gravelly voice and elongated WORLDDDDDD. The 2016 WSOP is in town - well it is if Las Vegas is your town - so first up, what is the World Series of Poker, or as it is more usually known, the WSOP?Its the poker equivalent of Wimbledon tennis, The Masters Golf, horse racings Royal Ascot or Cheltenham, snookers World Championship - all of which have a natural home. Same with the WSOP - it belongs in Las Vegas. There are mini-versions and copycat events which feed off the brand and take place in Europe and elsewhere, but they are simply not the real deal.    Put simply, its the very pinnacle of poker, where the best meet the best. Its live poker, not online poker, and it takes place in Las Vegas every summer, and has done since way back in 1970.Initially, it was just one tournament, and it cost $10,000 to enter. In 1970, $10,000 was a lot of money. Come to think of it, that is a lot of money in 2016, too.Originally, there was just one tournament - the $10,000 biggie. These days, having expanded and grown over the years, it now comprises of 69 events, but the one that matters is the Main Event, or as it has become known, The Main.The 2016 WSOP commences on Wednesday 1st June, and by tradition, it starts in a very odd way - an event in which entry is restricted to casino employees. You may well wonder how that works, in the same way as we wonder how the snowplough driver gets to work after overnight snow, so youd perhaps be surprised to learn that last years renewal attracted a whopping 688 runners, and if recent trends are anything to go by, that will increase this year.Once that is out of the way, June 2nd sees the start of the well-named Colossus, which last year saw no less than 22,374 hopefuls all stumping up $565. Can you even begin to imagine the logistics of a 22,000 runner live poker event? For starters, how many chairs, tables, packs of cards, dealers and poker chips will they need?Lets look at that another way. When the dust settles, and one player remains, how many chips will he have in front of him or her? The answer is at least 110,000,000. To save you counting those noughts, thats 110 million chips.  From there, it moves on, and every known format of poker has its own WSOP event, often several at different price points. You may think that poker is poker, but there is a bewildering array of formats these days. The daddy of them all, and far and away the most popular, is No Limit Holdem, aka Texas, or simply NLH. Add to that Limit Holdem, Omaha, Omaha 8 or better, Razz, 2-7 Tripple Draw Lowball, Seven Card Stud, High Low Stud, Dealers Choice, H. Yeezy 350 v2 Reflective Pas Cher. O.R.S.E., Eight Game Mix, and a few others, and you get the idea. Then add events restricted to Ladies, Seniors, even Super Seniors, 9 handed, 8 handed, 6 handed, 4 handed, Heads Up (2 handed), and you get the picture. This is the business, where poker is defined, where we get to see the real champions.Its truly global, too - in 2015, 111 different nations were represented. Can you even name 111 different countries? In total, 103,512 players played the 2015 WSOP, and we can reasonably expect that number to increase again, as it does every year, in 2016.Quite the occasion then.Whilst the vast majority of players are regular guys like you and I, it also includes the pro players, and celebrities galore, with many stars of stage, screen and sports taking part.Historically, the big names associated with the WSOP are guys like Stu Ungar, Phil Hellmuth, Greg Raymer, Chris Moneymaker, and, fingers crossed, if his ailing health permits, the grand-daddy of them all, Doyle Brunson.Doyle is 82 now, and a little frail, as you may expect, but when he trundles into the Rio cardroom in his mobility scooter, the place erupts. Poker is not known for deference to elders, but Doyle, aka Texas Dolly, is recognized as the most influential man in poker, and the original author of pokers most influential textbook Super System. He has 10 WSOP bracelets to his name - rather oddly, WSOP winners get a bracelet of all things, in addition to a wheelbarrow full of cash. Even more remarkably, he won the WSOP Main in successive years with the same hand, which, arguably, is one of the worst hands in poker, 10-2. On both occasions, in 76 and 77, his 10-2 became a full house, one of the very best hands in poker.The WSOP originally took place in the wonderfully named Binions Gambling Hall, and later moved across to the Rio All-Suite Hotel. Binions is Downtown, on Fremont Street, and exists to this day. Its tired and rundown, almost a health hazard in fact, but if you ever get to Las Vegas, you have to go to Binions and play a little poker, the place reeks of poker tradition and history.So there it is, the WSOP in a nutshell.If any of that tickles your fancy, Ill be there, as always, and during the coming weeks, maybe Ill send back a story or two from what is, in the world of poker, the greatest event on Earth, bar none. So bookmark this page, and the WSOP tales of derring do, or, in my case, not so derring do, will follow. Vicarious Vegas is the next best thing to being there, but really, if you can get there, you should.Remember Clarksons voice, eh? The WSOP - the greatest poker event in the WORLDDDDDD. ' ' ' 
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Should Manchester United have had a penalty? Should Chris Smalling have been sent off? Was Ruben Loftus-Cheek inside or outside the box when fouled against West Ham? And was Neymar correctly awarded a penalty against Villarreal? In his weekly Ref Watch feature, former Premier League referee Dermot Gallagher appeared on Sky Sports Now to analyse the weekends big issues. Chiefs Super Bowl Jerseys .Was your team affected by a contentious decision? Read on to find out... MATCH: Manchester City 0-1 Manchester United, SundayINCIDENT: In the penalty box, Martin Demichelis appears to barge into Marcus Rashford, knocking him off balance, but no penalty is given.GALLAGHERS VERDICT: Penalty Jamie Carragher said Manchester United were denied a blatant penalty GALLAGHERS VIEW: All I can think is Michael (Oliver, the referee) thinks Demichelis shoulder-barges him when you see he hasnt. Hes caught him in the midriff. Its just a decision hes got wrong, and knowing Michael as I do, hell be upset about that. Its just an error.MATCH: Manchester City 0-1 Manchester United, SundayINCIDENT: Already on a booking, Chris Smalling clips the back of Sergio Agueros foot and concedes a foul, but referee Oliver does not send him off.GALLAGHERS VERDICT: No red card Chris Smalling appeared to go through the back of Aguero GALLAGHERS VIEW: What you have to remember is it took him three fouls to get him a first yellow card, it doesnt necessarily have to take another three to get him to a red card.But it doesnt automatically mean his next foul is going to be a red card. That wasnt enough for a yellow card and therefore I think it was right just to speak to him.MATCH: Crystal Palace 0-1 Leicester, SaturdayINCIDENT: A Leicester corner is taken and Scott Dann pulls Robert Huths shirt off in the penalty box among the pushing. The referee gives nothing.GALLAGHERS VERDICT: No penalty Robert Huths shirt was pulled off by Scott Dann GALLAGHERS VIEW: The referee is too distant from the incident when you see it. The referee has got so much to watch, hes looking through so many players he cant see that, and when Huth gets up it turns into comedy value.  MATCH: Chelsea 2-2 West Ham, SaturdayINCIDENT: Chelsea are awarded a penalty for a foul by Michail Antonio on Ruben Loftus-Cheek, but there are questions over whether Loftus-Cheek was in or outside the box when Antonio tripped him up.GALLAGHERS VERDICT: No penalty Ruben Loftus-Cheek looked to have been clipped by Michail Antonio outside the box GALLAGHERS VIEW: I think its a foul, at that point the referee doesnt know where it is, hes got to look to the assistant who makes that call looking across the line - is he in, is he out?If he (the assistant referee) has made that call hes made it incorrectly, because it was outside the penalty area.MATCH: Everton 0-2 Arsenal, SaturdayINCIDENT: Alexis Sanchez has the ball at this feet and appears to be tripped by Muhamed Besic as he prepares to shoot. He stays on his feet at first before going to ground, and referee Mark Clattenburg ignores the claims. GALLAGHERS VERDICT: Penalty Dermot Gallagher feels a penalty should have been given for Mo Besics trip on Alexis Sanchez GALLAGHERS VIEW: Its Besic who actually catches it and Mark doesnt see that. Because Mark sees Sanchez down, he doesnt give a foul against Ramiro Funes Mori as hes already going down. What he doesnt see is that contact from Besic because of Alex Iwobi.MATCH: Southampton 3-2 Liverpool, SundayINCIDENT: Shane Long drives into the box and is challenged from behind by Dejan Lovren. The forward goes to ground but the referee says no penalty.GALLAGHERS VERDICT: Penalty Southampton should have been awarded a penalty after Lovrens brings down Long, says Gallagher GALLAGHERS VIEW: Its a penalty because Long is in possession of the ball and its up to the defender not to make contact, but Long has initiated contact by going across him.MATCH: Southampton 3-2 Liverpool, SundayINCIDENT: The ball is played into the box for Graziano Pelle and Martin Skrtel is penalised for having a hold of his shirt. Referee Roger East gives a penalty.GALLAGHERS VERDICT: Penalty Liverpool conceded a penalty as Martin Skrtel pulled down Graziano Pelle in the box GALLAGHERS VIEW: Skrtel makes the initial contact, he grabs him. When we talk about shirt pulling, there has to be an initiator and I think Skrtel is the initiator.MATCH: Newcastle 1-1 Sunderland, SundayINCIDENT: DeAndre Yedlin commits a foul throw, conceding possession back to Newcastle which leads to an equaliser. But is it a foul throw?GALLAGHERS VERDICT: Foul throw DeAndre Yedlin appeared to commit a foul throw against Newcastle, which directly led to their rivals equaliser GALLAGHERS VIEW: The ball has to come from behind his head and I dont think it does. Its from in front of his head, he also throws it into the ground, its a classic example of what is a foul throw.MATCH: Villarreal 2-2 Barcelona, SundayINCIDENT: Neymar is awarded a penalty after being brought down in the box by Villarreal goalkeeper Sergio Asenjo.GALLAGHERS VERDICT: Penalty Neymar won and converted a controversial penalty in their La Liga game at Villarreal. GALLAGHERS VIEW: The first touch takes the ball away, he fouls him. The goalkeeper definitely got the ball but he fouls him first. A very good spot by the referee. Also See: Lovren taken off to avoid red WATCH: Blatant United penalty Carra on state of Citys squad WATCH: Worst ever penalty call? Derrick Nnadi Jersey . Siddikur, whose previous win on the circuit came in Brunei three years ago, finished his bogey-free round with a birdie on the 18th for a total of 17-under 199. Indias Shiv Chowrasia, who has finished runner-up in this tournament twice, was in second place after a 66. Anthony Hitchens Jersey . Shot outdoors against the stunning backdrop of Banff, Alta., the networks 30-minute original production airs tonight at 8pm et/5pm pt on TSN2. The four All-Star teams will play for $100,000 in prize money during TSNs annual skins game, airing live this weekend on TSN from The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre. http://www.prochiefsauthentic.com/Youth-Kansas-City-Chiefs-Elite-Jersey/ .2 billion agreement with Rogers Communications for the leagues broadcast and multimedia rights. CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- The mens soccer season was canceled after a demeaning scouting report on the womens team. Cross-country is under investigation for a similar strain of locker room talk.But even as scandal surrounds the Harvard athletic department, the Crimson football team remains focused on a singular goal -- the same goal, in fact, the program has had for almost a century and a half: Beat Yale.With a victory over their archrivals in the 133rd edition of The Game on Saturday, the Crimson (7-2, 5-1) would clinch a share of a fourth straight Ivy League championship for the first time in the schools history. (Harvard would win the title outright if Penn and Princeton both lose.) It would also be an unprecedented 10th victory in a row against Yale (2-7, 2-4), and it would put the seniors among their two predecessors as the winningest classes in Harvard football history.Its all coming down to the wire the last week, defensive lineman James Duberg said after practicing under the lights at Harvard Stadium. Theres absolutely a historical component to it. So theres a lot on the line.This year, more than usual.Amid a presidential election hijacked by locker room talk that fixated on womens looks and sexuality, The Harvard Crimson school newspaper reported that mens soccer players had for years been compiling a scouting report of their female counterparts that rated them on their less cerebral qualities. Athletic director Robert Scalise canceled the rest of the season, costing the team a chance at an Ivy League title; soon after, similar postings by members of the mens cross-country team led to an investigation that has not yet been resolved.Harvard coach Tim Murphy took note.Harvard kids arent good kids -- theyre great kids. But they dont walk on water, he said in his office at the Dillon Field House. And its up to us as parents and as educators to make sure they know (whats right). Because later in life, the consequences can be terminal.Asked if the football coaches addressed the scandal, if only to make sure they didnt have similar problems on their own team, Duberg said: It doesnt need to be addressed because they know were not doing anything like that. Armani Watts Jersey. I can promise you thats not taking place on the Harvard football team, he said. We pride ourselves on being stand-up gentlemen. Savages on the field and gentlemen off the field.It wasnt that long ago that Yale was in a similar predicament.Last spring, basketball captain Jack Montague was expelled from school after a woman accused him of sexual assault. Montague claimed that the sex was consensual and he has sued the school over his dismissal; he was not charged, and police and prosecutors say there is no investigation.His former teammates publicly supported him, wearing warmup shirts featuring his number and nickname during their nationally televised game against Harvard. After complaints from other students, the team apologized.Football coach Tony Reno said this week he stresses to his players the importance of representing the school -- and themselves -- whether they are on the field or off.Im very proud of how our players have responded to adversity on campus, off campus and within the team, Reno said. If you really do your job as a coach, its to try and create an environment for your players to feel like the team is much bigger than themselves. And thats what weve created at Yale.The message is getting through, linebacker Darius Manora said.There is a way to conduct yourself on campus when no one is looking. And I think the guys, especially part of this program, have done an amazing job as far as making sure you are respectful of members of the community, he said.Every single play, every day we go out, we are Yale football players.---AP Sports Writer Pat Eaton-Robb contributed to this story from New Haven, Connecticut.---More AP college football: www.collegefootball.ap.org and https://twitter.com/AP-Top25 ' ' ' 
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Danny Drinkwater insists he is ready to take his club form onto the international stage and make a late push for a place in England’s Euro 2016 squad. Jaleel Scott Jersey . The midfielder has been a reliable presence in the heart of Leicesters table-topping team this season, and believes he can make the necessary adjustments to adapt to international football in time for this summers tournament in France.Ive been given a small chance here to show what Im capable of, so it is up to me to take it, Drinkwater told the media at a press conference at St Georges Park, having taken part in his first training session with the England senior team. Obviously international football is different, I understand that, but its just about doing your job, screening the defence, and as the ball turns over youve got to keep it. Im looking forward to the challenge.Respectfully acknowledging the competition for places in central midfield, with the likes of Dele Alli, Eric Dier, Jordan Henderson and others all pushing for a place in the side, Drinkwater added: I dont think England have ever been short of quality in midfield, or anywhere else on the pitch for that matter, but having competition for places always helps. Push yourself, and it can only benefit the country.Drinkwaters call up to the national team for the fixtures with Germany on Saturday and the Netherlands on Tuesday has capped a remarkable 12 months for the midfielder. England midfielder Danny Drinkwater takes a break during training This time last year he was not even a permanent fixture for his club, battling to find a place in a position dominated by the presence of Esteban Cambiasso, and also saw Matty James ahead of him in the pecking order.This season his form - alongside NGolo Kane - has been a major contributing factor in Leicesters push for the Premier League title, and rightly caught the eye of England manager Roy Hodgson.Asked if his England call-up was the icing on the cake after Leicesters incredible season, Drinkwater kept an important sense of perspective, with seven Premier League games remaining in which the title will be decided: There is a long way to go yet, so I dont think the cake is baked yet! Vardy (left) is put through his paces by England boss Roy Hodgson (right) Drinkwater was flanked at the press conference by his club team-mate Vardy - it is rare for two players to attend England press conferences together but the midfielder apparently felt more comfortable with a familiar face alongside him - and naturally, the subject of Leicesters Premier League chances arose on more than one occasion.It seemed as though both were enjoying the opportunity to take their minds off the pressure of the title race.My concentration now is England, and it will be now until the game has finished on Tuesday, Drinkwater insisted. Everything back at Leicester is good, weve left it in a good place, and for now well focus on the Three Lions. England is all the focus we can have. After next Tuesday is finished, then well go back to thinking about Leicester. Jamie Vardy Vardy echoed the point: Its been unbelievable obviously, but in all fairness we do talk about this every week. Its not going to be hard at all [to focus on England this week], thats what we are here to do.England is all the focus we can have. After next Tuesday is finished, then well go back to thinking about Leicester.We understand people are going to ask about it when we are with our clubs, we are doing well at the top and we know people are going to keep asking - thats not a pressure, its something you cant get away from.Its just nice to have a week away and focus on England. Statistical Euro squad Who is in the Euro 2016 squad according to the stats? While Vardy is more accustomed to England duty than Drinkwater, he is still a relative novice at this level, having received his first call up to the national team last June.Despite the fact he has scored 19 Premier League goals this season, he is still not taking his place in the England squad for granted.I think Ive always got something to prove, Vardy admitted, when asked of the competition for places provided by Wayne Rooney, Harry Kane, Daniel Sturridge, Theo Walcott and Danny Welbeck. Drinkwater (left) has been rewarded for his club form with an international call-up Theres quality throughout the team, and its down to each individual to put themselves in the gaffers mind, and see who he picks for the games.Youve always got to feel confident, it doesnt matter what position youre in, if youre picked for the squad youre in there for a reason, for the job youve been doing during the season, so Ive just got to keep doing that and keep working as hard as I can.Its going to be difficult for everyone, but having the competition that we have got, it can only benefit us and make us even better going forward. Well have to see how things go on the training pitch and when the gaffer picks the team its up to them to keep the shirts.  Also See: Bertrand misses England training Ibra ended my England career Euro 96 v Euro 2016 combined XI England fixtures Patrick Mekari Jersey .S. hockey team after paying his dues as an NHL general manager for more than three decades and giving up a lot of his free time to help USA Hockey. Cory Ross Jersey . The Dutchmans tenure got off to a poor start when referee Guido Winkmann awarded a penalty within two minutes for Niklas Starks clumsy challenge on Alexandru Maxim. http://www.customravensjersey.com/custom-johnny-unitas-jersey-large-643d.html . -- About a third of the way through the regular season, the Washington Wizards are at . 1.?Unintended consequencesAmong the big topics in golf this year is the schedule and the difficulty of cramming so many big tournaments into a short period in order to accommodate the Olympic tournament next week in Brazil.Starting with the U.S. Open, there were three major championships and a World Golf Championship event in a seven-week period. For those heading to the Olympic golf tournament -- at least the highest-ranked players -- it is five big events in a nine-week stretch on three continents.Throw in those who went to the Canadian Open and its four different countries. Then just two weeks later, the FedExCup playoffs begin, with four tournaments during five weeks followed by the Ryder Cup.But for several top players, all of a sudden the schedule is not so daunting. Jason Day, Dustin Johnson, Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy are all skipping the Olympics. Suddenly they have a three-week break prior to the playoffs beginning, as do those who didnt qualify and arent in need of PGA Tour starts to improve their position.It was never the intention of the PGA Tour schedule-makers to have it work out this way. In fact, the schedule has been the source of much consternation as it relates to the Olympics.Now, however, there are no excuses, at least not for those skipping Rio. The FedEx run is still daunting, but not nearly so bad now, certainly not to the level that typically sees players dragging and everyone discussing how to improve the system.2.?Second-guessingThe PGA of America understandably took a few hits over the weekend, first for failing to recognize that a bad weather forecast was going to impact the third round of the PGA Championship and then for taking the unusual step of playing preferred lies for the final round.On the one hand, the PGA said it felt players should go off the first tee and in twosomes whenever possible -- hence little thought was given to going off in threesomes Saturday to try and beat the weather.?But then the PGA did what is believed to have never been done in a major -- lift, clean and place.All that said, the PGA took shots when it was the only organization to really sacrifice for the Olympics. Long before golf was awarded a spot in the Olympics, the PGA of America had picked Baltusrol, as it wanted to celebrate the organizations 100th anniversary near where it all began in New York.The PGA moved up two weeks into an unenviable spot just two weeks after The Open. It was awkward, not ideal for players or fans, and then it resulted in an unlucky weather week. No other golf organization gave up so much to make the Olympics happen. The Masters and U.S. Open didnt have to do much, really.But what if the PGA Tour had moved the Bridgestone to the week prior to the U.S. Open? What if The Open had moved up just one week -- it would have been the same week as Wimbledon -- giving two weeks between it and the PGA?What if the PGA Tour had not scheduled a tournament, the John Deere, the same week as the Olympic tournament? None of it would have been easy. But it might have made things a lot smoother for those involved.3.?Phil getting awayPhil Mickelson has maintained that he wanted to play in the Olympics -- and he would have been in Rio if the deadline for qualifying had been pushed back to after The Open. You know, one of the biggest tournaments in golf.Lefty wont be in Rio, but he will take advantage of the break and said he plans to play in all four FedExCup playoff events -- he didnt qualify for the Tour Championship in each of the past two years.I have not had had three weeks in the summer for over two decades, and Ill take thhese three weeks off and be fresh and ready heading into the FedExCup, Mickelson said. Justin Tucker Jersey. Ill take probably the first week off and then really start to get ready. Thats a good stretch of golf those four playoff events and the Ryder Cup. Im looking forward to those five events. This is the first time where Im excited to play all four FedExCup events. Usually I only play three. Ill be fresh and excited to go out in the Ryder Cup, too.At No. 6 in the FedExCup standings, Mickelson is a virtual lock to make it to Atlanta regardless of how he fares in the first three playoff events.4.?Wheres The Beef?Andrew Beef Johnston has proven to be quite a character, and seems to enjoy the attention that is coming his way. The Englishman who won on the European Tour this year and had a top-10 at The Open was a big hit with fans in New Jersey and seemed to enjoy every selfie he took.But he figures not to be back in the U.S. for the rest of this year. Johnston, in fact, turned down sponsor exemptions to the John Deere Classic and Wyndham Championship, electing instead to head home and prepare for the Race to Dubai on the European Tour.5.?Beemer from the galleryIt was a fun, surprising week at the PGA Championship for 2002 champion Rich Beem. He had not played in an official tournament anywhere since a year prior, when he missed the cut at the PGA played at Whistling Straits. He had spent a good part of this year rehabbing a shoulder problem while working full time for Sky Sports in the U.K. And then he chipped in on the final hole and celebrated -- he tied for 71st.6.?Showing respectDuring the third round of the PGA Championship, Padraig Harringtons ball came to rest a yard past a plaque that sits in the fairway at Baltusrols 18th hole. It commemorates the 1-iron shot Jack Nicklaus hit from that spot in the 1967 U.S. Open played at Baltusrol, setting up a birdie that set the tournament scoring record at that time.Harrington said he had 235 yards to the flag from his position and used a 2-hybrid, which is like a 3-iron. Putting it like this, we (he and caddie Ronan Flood) discussed it after I hit my shot, Harrington said. How impressive hitting a 1-iron up the hill would have been in those days. It was seriously impressive. I was happy we have hybrids these days.7.?Olympic prepThere are six players in this weeks Travelers Championship field who are headed to the Olympic golf tournament next week, including three Americans: Bubba Watson, Patrick Reed and Matt Kuchar. The other U.S. player is Rickie Fowler.All four happen to be on the bubble for the U.S. Ryder Cup team, in spots 9 through 12. The top 8 through the Barclays will automatically make the team. The others in the Travelers field who are headed to Rio are Germanys Alex Cejka, Denmarks Soren Kjeldsen and Irelands Padraig Harrington.8.?The aggregate major championIf you added up the scorers from all 16 majors championship rounds this year, Jason Day performed the best -- by 12 shots. Day, the No. 1-ranked player in the world, finished a total of 9 under par for those 16 rounds, followed by Jordan Spieth at +3. Emiliano Grillo was next at +10.The only major champion this year to make the cut in all four majors was Masters champ Danny Willett, who finished +16. The others to make the cut in all four were Kevin Na, Lee Westwood, Rafael Cabrera-Bello, Martin Kaymer, Bill Haas, Adam Scott, Bubba Watson, Harris English, Justin Thomas and Kevin Kisner.9.?Four majors, four new champions ' ' ' 
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Roberto Firmino, Gary Hooper, Max Power and Shay McCartan have been named the PFA Fans Players of the Month for January. Kyle Juszczyk Jersey . Firmino, who moved to Anfield last summer from Hoffenheim in an initial £21.3m deal, hit the headlines in January by scoring four goals in as many games in the Premier League.The Brazilian, who beat Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney and Tottenhams Harry Kane to the top-flight award, scored twice in his sides 3-3 draw with title challengers Arsenal, before firing another double in his sides thrilling 5-4 win at Norwich. Firmino (right) scored four goals in four league games in January The Championship accolade has been picked up by Sheffield Wednesday striker Gary Hooper, who scored five goals in January to help his side stay unbeaten during the month.The 28-year-old, who joined Wednesday on a three-and-a-half-year permanent deal from Norwich in the transfer window, saw off competition from Hull City striker Abel Hernandez and Birmingham midfielder Maikel Kieftenbeld. Gary Hooper (No 14) picked up the Sky Bet Championship award In League One, Wigan midfielder Max Power topped the poll ahead of Port Vale forward Ajay Leitch-Smith and Barnsley striker Sam Winnall.Power scored two goals as Wigan moved up to third in the league following an unbeaten six-game run during January. Max Power was a key figure in Wigans unbeaten run in January Finally, the League Two award went to Accrington Stanley forward Shay McCartan after his three January goals helped him claim more votes than Oxford United striker Kemar Roofe and Plymouth Argyle midfielder Gregg Wylde. Accrington Stanley forward Shay McCartan led the vote in League Two Every month throughout the English football season, fans will have the opportunity to vote on skysports.com for who they think has been the best player in the Barclays Premier League, Sky Bet Championship, Sky Bet League One and Sky Bet League Two, after Sky Sports teamed up with the PFA to be the digital platform for the Awards.Before the vote opens each month, an expert panel produce a shortlist of contenders. Fans are then able to vote for the player they think deserves the award.The panel includes Sky Sports football pundits Paul Merson, Ian Holloway and Peter Beagrie.That trio are then joined by Mike Riley, general manager of the Professional Game Match Officials, and Malcolm Clarke, chairman of the Football Supporters Federation, as well as the winning fan from each month. Mesut Ozil receives the PFA Fans Player of the Month award for December The winning fans who will take their places on next months shortlisting panel and make the awards to players will be announced in due course.PFA Fans Player of the Month awards for JanuaryPremier League: Roberto Firmino (Liverpool)Championship: Gary Hooper (Sheffield Wednesday)League One: Max Power (Wigan Athletic)League Two: Shay McCartan (Accrington Stanley) Also See: Past results Meet the panel PFA Fans PotM news Live on Sky Ronnie Lott Jersey . "Four now," Carl Gunnarsson told the Leaf Report proudly following a 5-2 victory over New York on Tuesday night, the clubs fifth straight at home. Elvis Grbac Jersey . -- Teemu Selanne scored the first goal of his 22nd NHL season, and the Anaheim Ducks extended the best start in franchise history with their fifth straight victory, 3-2 over the Calgary Flames on Wednesday night. http://www.custom49ersjersey.com/custom-j-j-stokes-jersey-large-908d.html . -- Eastern Kentucky thrives off creating havoc for others. Coaches always say they remember the losses more than the wins, and that applies to recruiting as well. Even the nations best recruiters get their hearts broken from time to time. Some -- like J.J. Watt and LeVeon Bell -- were unheralded recruits who went on to stardom. Others -- like Jameis Winston and Tim Tebow -- were no-doubt program changers. The one thing they all have in common is that theyve kept coaches up at night thinking what might have been.Here are nine of the best stories about recruits who got away:Butch Jones: J.J. Watt at Central Michigan The best recruit who got away is a little bit different in terms of our first signing class at Central Michigan University. We actually had two of the best pro football players right now currently in J.J. Watt and Antonio Brown. They were in our first signing class and then J.J. transferred to the University of Wisconsin. Thats probably the best recruit we had, then got away. I knew he was very driven. I knew that he would be very successful.Dabo Swinney: Tim Tebow at Clemson I had just gotten to Clemson, and there was a kid named Lawrence Timmons, who turned out to be a really good player. He was down in Florence, South Carolina, and I got in it late with him, but he was a guy that I would have loved to have had at Clemson. The other one I would say is Tim Tebow. That was because I had to call Tim and tell him we could no longer recruit him because we had gotten a big commitment from a junior and I wasnt the head coach at the time. We told that junior we wouldnt sign a quarterback in that class ahead of him. That was probably the one that maybe still sticks with me a little bit because I really loved Tim and his family, and his family and I had a great relationship and I really felt like we had a good shot to get him at Clemson.Urban Meyer: C.J. Spiller at Florida He was one hour from Gainesville, and I thought we had him. Obviously, I love that kid and were still close to this day. But he selected Clemson over Florida. Devastating. Im one of those guys I want to know why. What did we do wrong? Was there something behind the scenes you know what happened? C.J. is such a good guy and would have been a great teammate. If he wouldve been on that Tebow team, that was still one of the great teams in college football history, but that would have been over the top.Derek Mason: Jameis Winston at Stanford Dealing with Jameis was interesting. He was actually being recruited by Lance Anderson, who handled that area. Lance is now the defensive coordinator at Stanford. Between David Shaw, Lance and myself, I had a chance to go to Hueytown and watch him during spring ball. Jameis is a talented athlete now, no doubt, but just to meet him, dynamic personality, made everybody around him just smile. So in that process of recruiting him, we felt like we had a strong chance. We felt like he was going to come our way. We had a couple other student-athletes that were in that class, Andrus Peat, who would up going I think the sixth pick in the draft, Barry Sanders Jr., and him. Those were the big three in that class. Jameis was just fun. He was interesting. He was a football junkie, great football mind. In that process, it came down to Stanford and Florida State. He chose to go to Florida State foor all of the right reasons, but that was probably the best recruit that Ive ever lost. Ken Dorsey Jersey. .Jim McElwain: Shalon Baker at Eastern Washington The first thing is, you never worry about the ones you dont get. You coach the ones you get because theyre yours, and you love them, you teach them, you coach em. But I would go back to Shalon Baker the Touchdown Maker that I lost to the University of Montana when I was coaching at Eastern Washington. Got two speeding tickets going up and down I-5 trying to get him to change his mind. Got zapped by those airplane guys, going up and coming back. But hes a guy that had a great career at Montana, but a guy I really wish we couldve gotten at Eastern.Bret Bielema: Larry Fitzgerald at Iowa I was a young coach, I was an assistant coach who was actually the lead recruiter on Larry and really it got down to just us and Pitt. I remember Cris Carter broke an NFL receiving record on Monday Night Football in the Metrodome in Minneapolis, and Larry was a ballboy and I actually got a credential from the Minnesota Vikings just to stand next to him the whole game. It was probably illegal back then, but I did it.Dave Clawson: LeVeon Bell at Bowling Green? When I was at Bowling Green, we lost a running back very late in the process to Michigan State. You might have heard of him. His name is LeVeon Bell. LeVeon committed to us, and that next week there had been an issue at Michigan State. There had been a fight and a couple of football players looked like they might get suspended or thrown off the team, so they had some scholarships open up, so they took LeVeon Bell from us. We had been recruiting him longer and harder than anybody else. He wasnt this big-time high school prospect. It was a battle that was mostly a MAC battle. He was the running back we wanted. We were on him and talked every week and had him up for the official visit, and he finally committed. Were celebrating. He committed to us on a Sunday, and that Monday or Tuesday, Michigan State offered him. It was heartbreaking.Larry Fedora: Branndon Stewart at Baylor I remember one that broke my heart, a kid named Branndon Stewart. He was from Stephenville High School playing for Art Briles. I was an assistant at Baylor and I worked harder on that young man than anybody. Every single day a handwritten note. When I would go to Stephenville, I would go to the local coffee shop and get there at 5 in the morning and sit there and listen to the people talk because they all talk about football in those small Texas towns. I put my heart and soul into that one, and he ended up going elsewhere.Pat Fitzgerald: Andrew Luck at Northwestern I think back, Id have to say Andrew Luck. You know, he was a young man that when you watched him in high school, he was the full package, he could do it all at Stratford High. ... He just looked so ready-made. From a football family, he was a young man who just made great decisions with the ball. Then you dug into who he was as a person, and to find out just how special he was and continues to be is what made him what you thought could be a game changer as far as quarterback for your program. ' ' ' 
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RIO DE JANEIRO -- Back when the first womens Olympic soccer tournament was held in 1996 at the Atlanta Games, they were players: Silvia Neid played for Germany and Pia Sundhage for Sweden. Air Max 270 React Club Gold .Twenty years later, they are coaches for their native countries, facing off in the gold-medal match at the Rio Olympics. Bound together by long careers in soccer, theyll momentarily put aside their friendly camaraderie Friday at Maracana Stadium.It will be Neids last match as coach of the German team. After the Olympics shes stepping down to take on a scouting role.The two met in the hallway at Maracana on Thursday before meeting with reporters. Neid said Sundhage asked what she was planning to do with her time, perhaps play golf?No, no, no, Neid said she replied. Im going to keep on watching womens football and see how I can get any trends about the way that you play.Competitors always.The two faced off last at the Womens World Cup in Canada last summer, with Germany coming out on top 4-1 in the opening match of the knockout round. Sweden defeated Germany in a friendly in early 2015, but otherwise Germany has dominated the meetings with eight straight victories in major competitive tournaments.I remember we played in 95 against each other and Sweden won, in Sweden. Thats a neat memory, Sundhage said. And shes been in football forever, same as me. ... Shes been very, very successful. It will be great to play her again and hopefully -- compared to the other results against German lately -- hopefully well get a result and Sweden will score one more goal than Germany.Neid played in 111 games for the German national team from 1982-96, scoring 48 goals. During her playing career, Germany won three UEFA championships and was runner up at the 1995 World Cup. Her last match as a player was at the Atlanta Games, against Brazil.She went on to be an assistant on Germans team that won the 2003 World Cup, then took over as coach of the senior women in 2005, leading the team to another World Cup title in 2007. She was named FIFA Womens Coach of the Year for 2010.Shes the kind of coach who can really improve players, said former German goalkeeper Nadine Angerer. Shes incredible as a coach. She sees weaknesses and she has solutions to make every single player better.Sundhage has had an equally illustrious career. She scored 71 goals in 146 appearances with Swedens national team from 1975-96.Sundhage won gold medals as a coach of the U.S. national team at both the Beijing and London Games. She led the Americans to the final match of the 2011 World Cup, but the team fell on penalties to Japan. She returned home to coach Sweden in 2013.Both teams have had a very different run through Brazil. Sweden defeated the favored Americans in the quarterfinals. The Swedes parked the bus in defense against the three-time defending Olympic champions, surviving 4-3 on a penalty shootout following a 1-1 draw in Brasilia.U.S. goalkeeper Hope Solo stirred controversy after the match when she called Sweden a bunch of cowards for employing the tactic. But it clearly worked, so Sweden took much the same approach in the semifinals against Brazil, again advancing 4-3 on penalties following a scoreless draw against the hosts.Germany, ranked No. 2 in the world, avenged a loss to Canada earlier in the games, sending the Canadians to the bronze-medal match with a 2-0 victory.Both teams are playing in their first Olympic final. It is also the first all-European final since womens soccer became an Olympic sport in 1996.Germany has won the bronze medal three times, in Sydney, Athens and Beijing. Sweden has never been on the podium.The two teams have met three total times at the Olympics, and the Germans have won all three -- the most recent was a 2-0 victory in extra time in the quarterfinals at the 2008 Beijing Games.The Germans famously defeated Sweden 2-1 on a golden goal in the 98th minute to win the 2003 Womens World Cup, which was held in the United States because of the SARS outbreak in China.Sundhage, known for breaking into song at news conferences, was asked if she had a tune for the moment. She sounded a hopeful note for Sweden, singing The times they are a-changing.Neid laughed at a similar question: I cant sing. But I can dance. I need Pia to do the music. Air Max 270 University Red . Isner, ranked No. 14, won his eighth career singles title and took the title in New Zealand for the second time after his victory in 2010. The match was similar to Isners quarterfinal victory over fifth-seeded Philipp Kohlschreiber which went to three sets, all tiebreaks and contained no breaks of serve. Cheap Air Max 270 React . -- Three close looks at the bucket, three misses. http://www.cheapairmax270react.com/air-max-270-react-cream-fake.html .Y. -- Jayna Hefford scored the winning goal Friday as Canada survived a scare with a 4-3 win over Sweden at the Four Nations womens hockey tournament. Prominent sociologist and civil-rights activist Dr. Harry Edwards says the efforts of superstars such as Carmelo Anthony and LeBron James in using their platforms as a means for social change reflect an evolution in power among top black athletes but that action will be required to effect real change.Edwards, a professor emeritus at the University of California-Berkeley, told The Associated Press that athletes have the capability today that we only dreamed about in the 1960s when only one or two athletes even had endorsements.He dated the punctuated moments of the evolution back to the early part of the 20th century, saying it began as fights to gain legitimacy, then access, before moving on to respect and dignity -- and ultimately power.Joe Louis and Jack Johnson and Jesse Owens struggled for legitimacy, Edwards said. Then you began this struggle for access. Which is what Jackie Robinson and Larry Doby and Kenny Washington and all those guys were involved in. In the 1960s, the struggle was for respect and dignity.Now the struggle is for power. And these men have power. So they have a different forum than we had in the late 1960s to be able to go on network television and make a statement concerning violence and the killing of black men, women and children in this country. ... Thats an exercise of power.Anthony, the New York Knicks star forward, is taking a break Monday from his preparations with the U.S. Olympic basketball team to host a meeting in Los Angeles with athletes, politicians and people in the community to advance the conversation about what he has called a broken system.Anthonys meeting in Los Angeles coincides with the latest stop on the Olympic mens team exhibition schedule as the Americans prepare for the Rio Games.Edwards pointed to the need for progress on both an individual and collective level. He said trust and respect needs to be built between individuals and police and that both sides need to acknowledge wrongdoing. There are criminals in the community who deserve to be arrested and rogue officers who need to be held accountable for excessive force, he said.The bottom line of any step is the voting booth, Edwards said.If youre out there marching up and down the street with Black Lives Matter and then dont go to the polls to vote out the mayor of Ferguson, to vote out the sheriff of Milwaukee County or whatever, then ... youre marching into a cul-de-sac, Edwards said. When you march into a cul-de-sac and just come back out angry, youre not a member of a movement because its not going anywhere. Youre a member of a mob.And the difference in a representative democracy between a movement and a mob is whether you follow through with the actions necessary to make the changes that youve been trying to convince people are the correct direction to go.The newfound power of todays athlete comes from monetary wealth, celebrity status and having the vehicle of social media to communicate directly with the masses. They can reach hordes of people, encouraging them to get involved in social change.Anthony, James, Chris Paul and Dwyane Wade gave an anti-violence speech at the ESPYS and expressed their support of the values behind the Black Lives Matter movement. Missouri football players threatened to boyycott games last year in support of student groups protesting the schools racial environment, and Missouri president Timothy Wolfe eventually retired. Air Max 270 Hot Punch. Serena Williams spoke out against the violence at Wimbledon. Members of the WNBAs Indiana Fever, New York Liberty and Phoenix Mercury recently wore black warm-up shirts in the wake of recent shootings by and against police officers and were initially fined by the league.The WNBA rescinded the fines after a public backlash.It is almost economically impossible to ignore todays athletes as the power they wield reaches further than their bank accounts.James is worth millions of dollars to the Cleveland economy as the success of the Cavaliers motivates thousands of people to spend. The Cavs attendance ranked No. 2 in the league in 2009-10 and the past two seasons but dipped as low as No. 22 during James four years with the Miami Heat.Athletes influence goes beyond promoting merchandise and ticket sales.Social media allows athletes to directly communicate with millions of followers with a few keystrokes. Edwards explained that ISIS has used social media in a similar way to recruit self-radicalized people. The difference is in the message.Dr. Joseph Cooper, an assistant professor at the University of Connecticut, echoed Edwards in saying any major social policy -- civil rights movement, feminist movement, passage of Title IX -- began with multiple conversations.But there must be action behind the words. Both said that is the next step in the process.Cooper called for sustained engagement from athletes on whatever level they are comfortable -- such as continuing the conversation, meeting with groups like Black Lives Matter, the NAACP and 100 Black Men, and identifying specific issues and targeting ways to improve them. Cooper also discussed the need to have benchmarks in which progress can be measured.All these athletes say we care about the Black Lives Matter movement. In a year from now, we want to see that youve actually been continuing in championing the support, Cooper said. Muhammad Alis legacy is a great example of how he didnt rest on his laurels in making one decision and saying OK, thats enough.In a concise manner, the steps forward are sustained engagement. What that looks like for each individual athlete and each community will be different. But it definitely involves tangible action, civic responsibility and engagement and accountability measures. The call for accountability has to be followed up with actual consequences if certain things arent done.Edwards said sports have become a religion in this country and around the world, giving athletes more influence than in the past. He believes as walking corporations they carry more weight than the doctor up the street or the lawyer around the corner or even the community organizer.Sports in modern societies really amount to secular religions, Edwards said. Athletes have a phenomenal megaphone. ... So that obligation to speak up, especially in regards to the African-American outcomes and interests, is critical.Information from The Associated Press was used in this report. ' ' ' ll Texas towns. I put my heart and soul into that one, and he ended up going elsewhere.Pat Fitzgerald: Andrew Luck at Northwestern I think back, Id have to say Andrew Luck. You know, he was a young man that when you watched him in high school, he was the full package, he could do it all at Stratford High. ... He just looked so ready-made. From a football family, he was a young man who just made great decisions with the ball. Then you dug into who he was as a person, and to find out just how special he was and continues to be is what made him what you thought could be a game changer as far as quarterback for your program. ' ' ' 
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Roberto Firmino, Gary Hooper, Max Power and Shay McCartan have been named the PFA Fans Players of the Month for January. Kyle Juszczyk Jersey . Firmino, who moved to Anfield last summer from Hoffenheim in an initial £21.3m deal, hit the headlines in January by scoring four goals in as many games in the Premier League.The Brazilian, who beat Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney and Tottenhams Harry Kane to the top-flight award, scored twice in his sides 3-3 draw with title challengers Arsenal, before firing another double in his sides thrilling 5-4 win at Norwich. Firmino (right) scored four goals in four league games in January The Championship accolade has been picked up by Sheffield Wednesday striker Gary Hooper, who scored five goals in January to help his side stay unbeaten during the month.The 28-year-old, who joined Wednesday on a three-and-a-half-year permanent deal from Norwich in the transfer window, saw off competition from Hull City striker Abel Hernandez and Birmingham midfielder Maikel Kieftenbeld. Gary Hooper (No 14) picked up the Sky Bet Championship award In League One, Wigan midfielder Max Power topped the poll ahead of Port Vale forward Ajay Leitch-Smith and Barnsley striker Sam Winnall.Power scored two goals as Wigan moved up to third in the league following an unbeaten six-game run during January. Max Power was a key figure in Wigans unbeaten run in January Finally, the League Two award went to Accrington Stanley forward Shay McCartan after his three January goals helped him claim more votes than Oxford United striker Kemar Roofe and Plymouth Argyle midfielder Gregg Wylde. Accrington Stanley forward Shay McCartan led the vote in League Two Every month throughout the English football season, fans will have the opportunity to vote on skysports.com for who they think has been the best player in the Barclays Premier League, Sky Bet Championship, Sky Bet League One and Sky Bet League Two, after Sky Sports teamed up with the PFA to be the digital platform for the Awards.Before the vote opens each month, an expert panel produce a shortlist of contenders. Fans are then able to vote for the player they think deserves the award.The panel includes Sky Sports football pundits Paul Merson, Ian Holloway and Peter Beagrie.That trio are then joined by Mike Riley, general manager of the Professional Game Match Officials, and Malcolm Clarke, chairman of the Football Supporters Federation, as well as the winning fan from each month. Mesut Ozil receives the PFA Fans Player of the Month award for December The winning fans who will take their places on next months shortlisting panel and make the awards to players will be announced in due course.PFA Fans Player of the Month awards for JanuaryPremier League: Roberto Firmino (Liverpool)Championship: Gary Hooper (Sheffield Wednesday)League One: Max Power (Wigan Athletic)League Two: Shay McCartan (Accrington Stanley) Also See: Past results Meet the panel PFA Fans PotM news Live on Sky Ronnie Lott Jersey . "Four now," Carl Gunnarsson told the Leaf Report proudly following a 5-2 victory over New York on Tuesday night, the clubs fifth straight at home. Elvis Grbac Jersey . -- Teemu Selanne scored the first goal of his 22nd NHL season, and the Anaheim Ducks extended the best start in franchise history with their fifth straight victory, 3-2 over the Calgary Flames on Wednesday night. http://www.custom49ersjersey.com/custom-j-j-stokes-jersey-large-908d.html . -- Eastern Kentucky thrives off creating havoc for others. Coaches always say they remember the losses more than the wins, and that applies to recruiting as well. Even the nations best recruiters get their hearts broken from time to time. Some -- like J.J. Watt and LeVeon Bell -- were unheralded recruits who went on to stardom. Others -- like Jameis Winston and Tim Tebow -- were no-doubt program changers. The one thing they all have in common is that theyve kept coaches up at night thinking what might have been.Here are nine of the best stories about recruits who got away:Butch Jones: J.J. Watt at Central Michigan The best recruit who got away is a little bit different in terms of our first signing class at Central Michigan University. We actually had two of the best pro football players right now currently in J.J. Watt and Antonio Brown. They were in our first signing class and then J.J. transferred to the University of Wisconsin. Thats probably the best recruit we had, then got away. I knew he was very driven. I knew that he would be very successful.Dabo Swinney: Tim Tebow at Clemson I had just gotten to Clemson, and there was a kid named Lawrence Timmons, who turned out to be a really good player. He was down in Florence, South Carolina, and I got in it late with him, but he was a guy that I would have loved to have had at Clemson. The other one I would say is Tim Tebow. That was because I had to call Tim and tell him we could no longer recruit him because we had gotten a big commitment from a junior and I wasnt the head coach at the time. We told that junior we wouldnt sign a quarterback in that class ahead of him. That was probably the one that maybe still sticks with me a little bit because I really loved Tim and his family, and his family and I had a great relationship and I really felt like we had a good shot to get him at Clemson.Urban Meyer: C.J. Spiller at Florida He was one hour from Gainesville, and I thought we had him. Obviously, I love that kid and were still close to this day. But he selected Clemson over Florida. Devastating. Im one of those guys I want to know why. What did we do wrong? Was there something behind the scenes you know what happened? C.J. is such a good guy and would have been a great teammate. If he wouldve been on that Tebow team, that was still one of the great teams in college football history, but that would have been over the top.Derek Mason: Jameis Winston at Stanford Dealing with Jameis was interesting. He was actually being recruited by Lance Anderson, who handled that area. Lance is now the defensive coordinator at Stanford. Between David Shaw, Lance and myself, I had a chance to go to Hueytown and watch him during spring ball. Jameis is a talented athlete now, no doubt, but just to meet him, dynamic personality, made everybody around him just smile. So in that process of recruiting him, we felt like we had a strong chance. We felt like he was going to come our way. We had a couple other student-athletes that were in that class, Andrus Peat, who would up going I think the sixth pick in the draft, Barry Sanders Jr., and him. Those were the big three in that class. Jameis was just fun. He was interesting. He was a football junkie, great football mind. In that process, it came down to Stanford and Florida State. He chose to go to Florida State foor all of the right reasons, but that was probably the best recruit that Ive ever lost. Ken Dorsey Jersey. .Jim McElwain: Shalon Baker at Eastern Washington The first thing is, you never worry about the ones you dont get. You coach the ones you get because theyre yours, and you love them, you teach them, you coach em. But I would go back to Shalon Baker the Touchdown Maker that I lost to the University of Montana when I was coaching at Eastern Washington. Got two speeding tickets going up and down I-5 trying to get him to change his mind. Got zapped by those airplane guys, going up and coming back. But hes a guy that had a great career at Montana, but a guy I really wish we couldve gotten at Eastern.Bret Bielema: Larry Fitzgerald at Iowa I was a young coach, I was an assistant coach who was actually the lead recruiter on Larry and really it got down to just us and Pitt. I remember Cris Carter broke an NFL receiving record on Monday Night Football in the Metrodome in Minneapolis, and Larry was a ballboy and I actually got a credential from the Minnesota Vikings just to stand next to him the whole game. It was probably illegal back then, but I did it.Dave Clawson: LeVeon Bell at Bowling Green? When I was at Bowling Green, we lost a running back very late in the process to Michigan State. You might have heard of him. His name is LeVeon Bell. LeVeon committed to us, and that next week there had been an issue at Michigan State. There had been a fight and a couple of football players looked like they might get suspended or thrown off the team, so they had some scholarships open up, so they took LeVeon Bell from us. We had been recruiting him longer and harder than anybody else. He wasnt this big-time high school prospect. It was a battle that was mostly a MAC battle. He was the running back we wanted. We were on him and talked every week and had him up for the official visit, and he finally committed. Were celebrating. He committed to us on a Sunday, and that Monday or Tuesday, Michigan State offered him. It was heartbreaking.Larry Fedora: Branndon Stewart at Baylor I remember one that broke my heart, a kid named Branndon Stewart. He was from Stephenville High School playing for Art Briles. I was an assistant at Baylor and I worked harder on that young man than anybody. Every single day a handwritten note. When I would go to Stephenville, I would go to the local coffee shop and get there at 5 in the morning and sit there and listen to the people talk because they all talk about football in those small Texas towns. I put my heart and soul into that one, and he ended up going elsewhere.Pat Fitzgerald: Andrew Luck at Northwestern I think back, Id have to say Andrew Luck. You know, he was a young man that when you watched him in high school, he was the full package, he could do it all at Stratford High. ... He just looked so ready-made. From a football family, he was a young man who just made great decisions with the ball. Then you dug into who he was as a person, and to find out just how special he was and continues to be is what made him what you thought could be a game changer as far as quarterback for your program. ' ' ' 
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Dewi Morris reflects on Andy Robinsons departure from Bristol and whether its too late to save their season. Mike Fink ... So the decision has finally been made and Andy Robinson has been sacked by Bristol.The board had lost confidence with him. In reply Robinson said that he was surprised and disappointed by that decision, but I think he was on his own there. Chris Booy and the board must now take stock of their own situation, and questions must be asked of them as well. Talk is cheap. It is now time for Bristol to make the right decisions moving forward, even if it requires taking a few steps back?first. Dewi Morris Why on earth was Robinson given a three-year contract before a ball had been kicked this season?Surely the sensible decision would have been to review and react when you are at certain points during the season. After all it has not been plain sailing getting back into the Premiership in the first place.Bristol must get it right this time and if it takes going back down to the Championship, so be it. QUIZ: Englands last win over SA Andy Robinson was coach when England last beat the Boks in 2006 but can you name the starting XV? Last week, Sky Sports viewers were treated to an excellent performance by London Irish, the hot favourites for promotion back to the top table.There was more collective concentration and clarity in that performance for 80 minutes against London Scottish than I have witnessed from Bristol over the last three years.Talking to Bob Casey in the week prior to the game he said it was very simple. They got an experienced guy on board who talks straight. That person was Brendan Venter. Bristol need a Brendan Venter-type figure to help shape the club, says Dewi With Venters help and advice Irish have stripped back the club to where they want it to be, and the only place to do that was in the Championship.You need time to build a game plan and develop players and coaches. Players that really want to play for that club and coaches that know all about that club and want to be part of it again. Nick Kennedy, Declan Danaher and Paul Hodgson to name but three. England vs South Africa November 12, 2016, 2:00pm Live on Get Sky Sports Get a Sky Sports pass Venters mantra is crawl, walk, run. The basics must be put in place first - the set piece, defence, game plan, etc - and then you move it up a level.Bristol have struggled because their foundations have not been put in place. Talk is cheap. It is now time to make the right decisions moving forward, even if it requires taking a few steps back first. Also See: Robinson departs Bristol Etzebeth is Premiership bound Bristol losing run goes on Rugby Union on Sky Tom Nelson . PAUL, Minn. Walt Clago . LOUIS -- St. https://www.cheapnfljerseyschina.co/jason-buck-jersey-for-sale/ . Boucher previously coached the Tampa Bay Lightning and had a 97-78-20 record over two-plus seasons. He was dismissed by the team last March after the Lightning struggled in the lockout-shortened season with a 13-18-1 record. The Detroit Pistons and free-agent forward Jon Leuer have agreed on a four-year, $42 million contract.Leuers agency, Priority Sports headed by Mark Bartelstein, announced the deal Saturday. His addition gives coach Stan Van Gundy another versatile, hard-working forward to bring off the bench.Leuer averaged 8.5 points and 5.6 rebounds for the Phoenix Suns last season, his fifth in the league. He has also played for Memphis, Cleveland and Milwaukee. Bill Mackrides. The Pistons already have agreed on a five-year max contract with Andre Dummond and added backup point guard Ish Smith in the first two days of free agency.The contracts cannot be signed until Thursday. ' ' ' 
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