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Black Caviars first foal, Oscietra, could make her highly anticipated race debut within weeks. John Hannah Youth Jersey .But that will depend on how the two-year-old filly comes through her first couple of public appearances starting with a Flemington jump-out.By Exceed And Excel out of the champion mare who was unbeaten in her 25 starts, Oscietra is scheduled to head to Flemington for a jump-out next Friday.Trainer David Hayes said the filly had a practice session at his Lindsay Park property at Euroa on Thursday and came through with flying colours.With our babies they have an education at Lindsay Park so that when they come down here (to Flemington) they dont bomb out, Hayes said.She went through the barriers and did everything right.After the scheduled jump-out, Hayes said he would probably take the filly to Tatura for an official barrier trial.Its typical for my stable to give them two trials away from home, he said.And I dont want her going into a race not well prepared.How Oscietra comes through those hit-outs will determine how soon she makes her race debut.Im predicting around Christmas and if it went as hoped, (then) a (Blue Diamond) Prelude, Hayes said.Then well see.Shes not physically an imposing specimen but shes got a great action and shes very professional.If connections want to run her in the Blue Diamond Stakes at Caulfield in February, she will have to be a late entry.Shes not entered, so shes got to invite herself, Hayes said.Black Caviars wins included 15 at Group One level with Luke Nolen aboard in 22 of her 25 victories.Nolen rode Oscietra for the first time in trackwork at Lindsay Park on Monday.Along with Oscietra, Black Caviar has also produced a yearling colt by Sebring and a filly foal by Snitzel. Andre Tippett Jersey . Miller reached right to deflect Mikhail Grabovskis attempt with just over 2 minutes remaining in regulation, and then made two more saves in the shootout Sunday to give the Sabres a 2-1 win over the Washington Capitals. Tom Brady Youth Jersey . Jane Virtanen scored two, and Alex Roach and Elliott Peterson rounded out the offence for the Hitmen (40-15-6). Brady Brassart chipped in with three assists. Colton McCarthy scored twice, Brayden Point had a goal and two assists, and Jack Rodewald also scored for the Warriors (15-35-9), who were 2 for 5 on the power play. . -- Arizona raced out to a big lead and did not back off, hitting the accelerator instead. Chris Quinn remembers the moment vividly. Quinn was with the San Antonio Spurs, and can still see Tim Duncan sacrificing his body and diving out of bounds in a spectacular effort to keep a ball in play.It wasnt in a game.That story was from a practice.Moments like those that no one saw, moments like the five NBA championships that the world saw and countless other memories from Duncans 19 seasons with the Spurs were shared by plenty around the game Monday, the reactions coming in swiftly after the 15-time All-Star announced in a simple news release that he is retiring.He didnt always wear his emotions on his sleeve like other guys, said Quinn, now a Miami Heat assistant. So it can get lost how ultra-competitive he is. No matter what we were doing as a team, whether it was a playoff game or a drill in practice, he was trying to win and he was going to do anything in his power to help his team win.And Duncan won a lot. Five championships, two MVP awards, three Finals MVP awards and well over 1,000 games in Spurs colors. Hes widely considered the best power forward ever, even though the debate will surely still rage as to whether he was a forward or a center (as coach Gregg Popovich insisted he was).Those are just details now. Power forward, center, agree to disagree.On Duncans greatness, there is no debate.Say it aint so!!! wrote Dallas Dirk Nowitzki, who went head-to-head against Duncan a staggering 90 times. Greatest power forward ever!Added Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge, who was with San Antonio for what became Duncans final season: The best PF ever! Thanks for the memories old man. A great player and teammate.Greatest was the word that so many of Duncans playing colleagues in the game used, the list there including the likes of Dwyane Wade, DeMarcus Cousins, Paul Millsap and Austin Rivers.Even opposing franchises -- just about all of them, it seemed -- felt it was appropriate to tip their caps. The New Orleans Pelicans called Duncan one of the NBAs all-time greats. The Miami Heat, the team Duncan faced in his last two NBA Finals trips in 2013 and 2014, called his career amazing. And the Boston Celtics, knowing that Duncan will one day be honored at the nearby Basketball Hall of Fame, said See you in Springfield.Congrats on your incredible career, Tim Duncan, the Orlando Magic posted on their Twitter account. We thankk you for all that youve done for the game. Rob Gronkowski Patriots Jersey. .The tributes are certain to keep coming. Spurs coach Gregg Popovich is scheduled to talk about Duncans decision and career on Tuesday in what will likely become an emotional event.Probably a top 5 all time player, Golden State coach and former Spurs guard Steve Kerr wrote on Twitter, and undoubtedly a top 5 all time teammate. Wow, what a career.Duncan joins John Stockton and Kobe Bryant as the only players to spend their entire career of 19 years or more with one team. Duncans longevity was such that when he came into the league Vancouver, Seattle and New Jersey all had teams and Washingtons team was called the Bullets. His success was such that the Spurs celebratory trips to the White House after title years saw them meet with three different U.S. Presidents.The ultimate teammate, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said.In a game where players get as much attention sometimes for style off the court as they do for flash on it, Duncan was different. He mastered the bank shot, one of the many ways he played a simple brand of game exceptionally well. He didnt don super-expensive suits, always preferring the comfort of jeans and casual shirts.And yet hes still inspiring the generation that follows.I wear No. 21 because of him, said Philadelphias Joel Embiid, who was 3 when Duncan made his NBA debut.On Facebook, longtime NBA forward Etan Thomas shared a story from long ago -- it happened somewhere between 2002 and 2005 -- about a night that he went up against Duncan and got an education.Literally, Duncan tried teaching him things. During the game.So were playing the Spurs and I get the ball on the post, Thomas wrote . I inside pivot and sweep to the middle for my jump hook and he blocks it. So as we are running down the court he says to me `That was a good move but you have to get more into my body so you can either draw the foul or I cant block it.Confused, Thomas wasnt sure if Duncan was being helpful or snarky. A few players later, he tried the move again and made the adjustment that Duncan had recommended.This time, Duncan couldnt block the shot. Thomas missed anyway, but a lesson was learned.He looked at me, Thomas wrote, and said much better. ' ' ' 
Craig White, the former England allrounder, has been named as Hampshires new head coach, following the departure of Dale Benkenstein midway through the 2016 season. Andrea Barzagli Juventus Jersey .White, 46, made his name at Yorkshire in an 18-year first-class career that included more than 12,000 runs and 395 wickets, and played 30 Tests and 51 ODIs for England between 1994 and 2003.He joined Hampshire as assistant and bowling coach in 2012, and was handed the reins for the final six matches of their County Championship campaign in 2016. Although he was unable to prevent their relegation, the club was handed a reprieve when the ECB sanctioned Durham for receiving financial support, and sent them down to Division Two instead.Im flattered and honoured, White told BBC Radio Solent. Its a fantastic opportunity for me and I cant wait to get started in the job.I was thrust into the job and I really enjoyed it. It was something I didnt think I was quite ready for. Maybe another two or three years learning the trade might have been the right time.But when [director of cricket] Giles White mentioned would I take on the job full-time, I said I would. I think some big names applied, so to be given the job permanently is a great honour.Craig has been an integral part of the coaching set-up for a few years now, said Giles White. He has experience, a great understanding of the game and is respected by everyone here at Hampshire. For all those reasons he is the ideal person to take on this important role. Emre Can Jersey . Its sharpness matched my mind. This was no night to go to sleep. Andrea Barzagli Jersey . On Saturday night, the normally free throw-challenged centre did just that. Howard scored 18 of his 25 points in the fourth quarter, including 13 of 19 free throws in a 2 1/2-minute stretch, and the Houston Rockets beat the Denver Nuggets 122-111. . Anthony Calvillo, through 20 CFL seasons, was frequently invincible and largely stoic in the heat of competition. But underneath the professional exterior he was, and is, compellingly human. NEW YORK -- Yoenis Cespedes cranky right quadriceps has flared up, prompting manager Terry Collins to hold the slugger out of the Mets lineup for Thursdays series opener against the Colorado Rockies and potentially beyond.Cespedes was used as a pinch hitter in the seventh inning on Thursday, but Collins said he knew the Rockies intended to intentionally walk Cespedes before sending him to the plate. Cespedes immediately was replaced by pinch runner Steven Matz in the Mets 2-1 loss.After delivering a go-ahead two-run homer in the seventh inning Wednesday night in an eventual 5-4 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals, Cespedes complained to Collins about renewed leg soreness.Last night he came in when the game was over and said it was starting to bother him pretty bad, Collins said.Cespedes originally injured the quadriceps on July 8. He missed more than a week, including skipping the All-Star Game. As a concession to try to keep Cespedes in the lineup upon his return, the Mets abandoned using him in center field, even though that has created complications with how to fill the position.However, limiting Cespedes to left field -- which requires less running than center field -- has not sufficiently allowed the leg issue to subside.The loss of Cespedes, potentially for multiple days, removes the Mets most fearsome bat and further depletes the lineup.Third baseman Jose Reyes is likewise active but unavailable because of a strained intercostal on his left side. Reyes injured the muscle in Game 1 of Tuesdays doubleheader against the Cardinals. The Mets had hoped Reyes would be capable of returning to the lineup Friday, but Collins now portrays that target as improbable.He was pretty sore last night when he left here, Collins said Wednesday.As a result, the Mets will play with a three-man bench -- Michael Conforto, Kelly Johnson and Travis dArnaud -- on Thursday against Rockies left-hander Tyler Anderson.Collins said it was unfortunate that Cespedes would have to sit against a southpaw, but the manager concluded that it was just not worth risking having Cespedes blow out the muscle.Collins opted to start Alejandro De Aza in left field over Conforto in Cespedes absence because of Confortos struggles against left-hannded pitching. Miralem Pjanic Jersey. Conforto is hitting .091 (4-for-44) against southpaws this season.Restricting Cespedes to left field has forced the Mets against right-handed pitching to use Conforto in center field for the first time in his professional career.One of the things we talked about after Ces said he didnt think he could play was, We have got to find out if this guy is going to be able to hit left-handers, Collins said about Conforto. As we look back on his season so far, if it wasnt for his struggles against left-handers, his numbers wouldnt be as bad as they look. And so we just said, Hes got a lot on his plate. We need to try to score some runs. We need to win this game. Weve pronounced it enough that, hey, these are big games now -- every one of them -- that we thought wed put somebody in [left field] who we think is going to have a little bit better chance to get some hits.There certainly can be an argument on the other side that this guy [Conforto] is the future here. Hes the prospect. Youve got to get him in there against some left-handed pitching or else hes not going to hit left-handed pitching. I certainly understand that. But right now, as Ive said before, I think weve got to give ourselves the best opportunity to try to win this game today. And hes just struggled against lefties, so we thought wed go with the other guy.Collins noted that the Mets will have the use of a designated hitter during five straight games in American League ballparks beginning Wednesday -- at Yankee Stadium, then in Detroit. Cespedes likely will serve as the DH in the bulk, if not all of those games to keep him off his legs as much as possible.Cespedes is hitting .297 with 22 homers and 58 RBIs in 320 at-bats this season. His arrival at last years non-waiver trade deadline helped propel the Mets to become the first team in MLB history to reach the World Series after ranking last in the majors in runs scored on July 31.Hes a huge piece, Collins said. You look at what hes done, and you take those home runs and those RBIs out of the middle of our lineup, and its tough to replace it. ' ' ' 
Claudio Ranieri has rediscovered himself in the Premier League and is now the King of England, his mum has declared. Washington Redskins Jerseys . Renata Ranieri admitted she burst into tears when Leicester were confirmed as Premier League champions on Monday after Tottenham were held to a 2-2 draw at Chelsea.The Italian flew to Rome for lunch with his 96-year-old mother on the day of the match before flying back to England, while his players gathered together to watch as Eden Hazards strike ended Spurs title challenge. Renata did not expect her sons success with the Foxes, but said she did not miss a match as the dramatic campaign unfolded.At the final whistle I burst into tears. I only heard from Claudio later because my grandchildren and my sons cousins called. He was so happy. We all are. Now we can finally relax, she told Italian newspaper La Repubblica. Leicesters Premier League success has got PGA golfers talking - but pronunciation is a problem! I watched every game; it was a continual series of emotions. He calls me every evening and kept me up to date on everything. This morning I bought the sports papers and saw the headlines. It was satisfying.I have to admit, I did not expect him to win with Leicester. He found these players … they are good lads. He told me they always trained as real professionals. Ranieri told SSN HQ Leicesters Premier League win would not be repeated Naturally it wasnt a big squad full of champions. I know that hes happy in England, they always treated him perfectly. He rediscovered himself there.Renata also divulged what the pair had eaten during their Monday meal but said the Leicester manager was keener to relax rather than talk about football.We had some steak with chicory. Before leaving, he ate strawberries with lemon and sugar, she added. Full steam ahead Claudio Ranieri says Leicester will not be taking it easy My son has to keep himself in shape, so he rarely asks for a starter. He talked about Leicester a bit, but wanted to relax.He was with me for two hours, then said the president of his team had organised a plane to take him back to England. We said goodbye and he went towards the Ciampino airport.Ranieri had previously spent 18 months at Roma, his hometown club, before resigning in 2011 and Renata said his newfound and unexpected success had allowed him to forget that disappointment. It has been a colourful journey for Ranieri since his Roma days In my view, at Roma he was not treated with respect. In the family we are all Giallorossi fans, so when Claudio was there we were also guests at Trigoria [the training ground], she said.We were disappointed with the way things ended. Look, he won his own scudetto here too, because he went really close, but he arrived after the season had already started.Now hes King of England, imagine that. Also See: Hiddink: Leicester wanted me QUIZ: Leicester stats Vardy: Title down to work rate Leicester 10th next season Dwayne Haskins Jersey .J. -- New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz will miss the rest of the season after having surgery on his left knee. DaRon Payne Womens Jersey . The Oilers come in having lost five in a row (0-4-1) and 16 of their last 20 games, dropping a 2-1 decision to the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday. . Radwanska, making her debut in the Seoul tournament, hit eight aces in a match that lasted 1 hour, 4 minutes at Olympic Park tennis stadium. "It was definitely a very good match -- I was playing really good tennis," Radwanska said. LIVERPOOL, England -- Senegal forward Sadio Mane has become the latest player to leave Southampton for Liverpool, moving to Anfield for a reported fee of 34 million pounds ($45 million).Liverpool announced the signing of Mane on Tuesday on what the club said was a long-term contract, without disclosing financial details. He has scored 25 goals in 75 games in two seasons with Southampton, and has played 36 times for Senegal.Adam Lalllana, Rickie Lambert, Dejan Lovren and Nathaniel Clyne have all moved to Liverpool from Southampton in the last two years. Trent Williams Youth Jersey. Mane said I am very happy to sign for one of the biggest clubs in Europe. Liverpool didnt qualify to play in either the Champions League or the Europa League next season. ' ' ' 
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Editors note: Below video features content of a graphic nature. Greedy Williams Jersey .Brock Lesnar delivered a raw and brutal performance at Sundays SummerSlam in Brooklyn, taking a rare TKO victory over a bloodied Randy Orton.Orton suffered a cut on the top of his head toward the end of the main event; the gash appeared to be the result of a short elbow from Lesnar, who continued to pound Ortons head after the wound was opened.The cut bled out onto the floor in the center of the ring before the match was eventually called in Lesnars favor.The WWE later shared video of medical staff attending to the cut, closing it with staples:EXCLUSIVE: After being brutally attacked by @BrockLesnar at #SummerSlam, @WWE medical staff attends to @RandyOrton. WWE (@WWE) August 22, 2016Lesnar played Ortons injury up as if it were a storyline, twice preventing ringside doctors from tending to Orton.The amount of blood spilled, though, begs the question of whether the finish was planned -- especially in light of comments made by Shane McMahon, general manager of SmackDown Live, on Monday:.@BrockLesnar IS a main event attraction but last night he crossed a line...- Shane McMahon (@shanemcmahon) August 22, 2016 Joe Thomas Womens Jersey . Oyama had six birdies and two bogeys at Kintetsu Kashikojima in the event also sanctioned by the Japan LPGA Tour. "I have been having this neck ache thats been affecting my golf recently," Oyama said. Baker Mayfield Womens Jersey . The catch: It needs a lot of money, and it needs it fast. BOSTON -- It took Steven Wright an inning Friday night to shake off the rust of three weeks spent on the disabled list.That was all the Kansas City Royals needed to spoil his return.Wright gave up five runs -- including two homers -- in the first inning, and the Royals held on for a 6-3 victory over the Boston Red Sox.I think I got a little antsy, too much adrenaline in that first inning, said Wright (13-6), who took the loss in his first game back off the DL with a right shoulder strain. The walks killed me.Wright settled down and gave up just three runs after the first inning. He lost despite going at least six innings for the 10th time in 15 starts. Before Friday he had not allowed more than one home run in any of his previous 26 starts, which was the fourth-longest active streak in the majors.It also had been the longest by a Red Sox pitcher since Pedro Martinez did it over 44 starts.Mookie Betts had five hits and two RBI for the Red Sox. Dustin Pedroia added four hits and an RBI.Thats just how it goes sometimes, Betts said. Sometimes we score the ones were not expecting and then when we you need to score, sometimes it just doesnt happen.Eric Hosmer and Alex Gordon homered, and Ian Kennedy allowed one run through five innings to get the win as the Royals continued their monthlong hot streak.Kansas City has won 11 of its last 12 games and is 18-6 in August.Kennedy (9-9) had a chance to set a club record by allowing one or fewer runs in six straight outings of at least six innings. But he left with a runner on after 5 1/3 innings and wound up charged for two earned runs in the game. He finished with nine strikeouts.Kelvin Herrera earned his 10th save.Lorenzo Cain added a solo homer in the eighth inning.Honestly, you just have to swing hard and hope the ball doesnt break. But if it does, it breaks into your bat, Hosmer said of the knuckleball.The Royals jumped on Wright at the outset, taking a 5-0 lead in the first inning on a three-run shot by Hosmer, followed quickly by a two-run blast by Gordon.Boston had three hits and got one run back in its half of first. It had a chance tto add more after loading the bases with one out, but the potential rally stalled when Sandy Leon and Jackie Bradley, Jr. Custom Cleveland Browns Jerseys. both struck out.Despite the loss, manager John Farrell said he is encouraged by this teams offensive effort.We continually do a great job of creating opportunities, he said. And Im confident that this will turn. I cant say we expanded the strike zone with men in scoring position or the bases loaded. Kennedy challenged us. And we came up empty.TRAINERS ROOMRoyals: RHP Wade Davis (right flexor strain) is expected to throw for Triple-A Omaha on Saturday, and then possibly again on Monday. Manager Ned Yost said he doesnt anticipate him returning before Sept. 1.Red Sox: Rookie LF Andrew Benintendi went through another series of tests Friday which reaffirmed the original diagnosis of no structural damage to his sprained left knee. He was hurt during Bostons loss to the Rays Wednesday night when he tried to avoid a tag while running toward second base. Farrell said he is optimistic about an injury that could have been much, much worse. Benintendi was walking around the clubhouse with no brace Friday. Obviously its something you dont plan on, he said. Its unfortunate that it happened and Im just going to try to get as healthy as possible as quickly as I can. ... RHP Koji Uehara, who has been on the DL since July 20 with right pectoral sprain, threw a bullpen session Friday.UP NEXTRoyals: LHP Danny Duffy (11-1, 2.66 ERA) will make his 20th start of the season and 100th of his career on Saturday. He earned his 10th straight win in Kansas Citys 2-1 win over Minnesota on Sunday, holding the Twins to one run and eight hits. His next strikeout will be the 500th of his career.Red Sox: LHP David Price (12-8, 4.00) leads the majors with nine starts of at least eight innings this season. His 2.01 career ERA against the Royals is the third-lowest among active pitchers.---Follow Kyle Hightower on Twitter at ' ' ' 
WHISTLER, British Columbia -- Yun Sung-bin was perhaps the biggest surprise on the World Cup mens skeleton circuit last winter, when he finished second in the season-long points standings. Parris Campbell Colts Jersey . Hes got eyes on a better finish this season.Yun prevailed in the opening World Cup race of the season on Saturday, finishing two runs at the Whistler Sliding Center in 1 minute, 45.86 seconds. Russias Alexander Tretiakov was second in 1:45.98, and Matt Antoine of the U.S. used the strength of a flawless second heat to grab the bronze in 1:46.22.Yun crossed the finish line, took off his helmet and let out a celebratory yell. He held on for the win, even though Antoine had the fastest time in the second heat.I love this track, Antoine said. Its fast, difficult, and every run here is a challenge. You have to work for every inch, and this is what I love about this sport.The surprise might not have been who won, but rather who didnt even medal. Latvias Martins Dukurs, the seven-time World Cup champion, was fourth -- snapping a 21-race streak in which he finished either first or second in a World Cup race.Dukurs last missed a podium in a World Cup on Dec. 13, 2013, when he finished eighth at Lake Placid. Thats where the circuit is heading next, for racing in two weeks.Antoine had a streak snapped as well -- he hadnt medaled in any of his last 12 World Cup starts, going back to January 2015. He changed training regimens this winter in an effort to improve his time and form at the start, and saw immediate dividends Saturday.In this sport you cant give up time at the start if you want to be competitive at the finish, Antoine said. It was frustrating going into the races last season knowing I had a disadvantage. Getting back into a program with Jon Carlock helped me get back on track, and now I walk to the line with confidence again.Nathan Crumpton was 14th for the U.S., and teammate Kyle Tress took 20th. Ben Banogu Youth Jersey . -- Three close looks at the bucket, three misses. Malik Hooker Colts Jersey . Dallas hasnt ruled out the star quarterback for Sunday nights game against Philadelphia, but all signs point to Romos back injury pushing Kyle Orton into the starting role after two years of limited play as the backup. Surely Ortons name isnt the first that comes to mind for fans wanting a change after years of damaging interceptions, fumbles or, most infamously, the field goal flub when Romo dropped the snap on a kick that could have won his first playoff game in 2006. . 4 Villanova with a 96-68 drubbing on Monday. Wragge hit 9-of-14 from behind the arc, matching Kyle Korvers school record for 3-pointers in a game set in 2003, as Creighton (16-3, 6-1 Big East broke a conference record with 21 treys in the rout. Jerome Kaino looks likely to miss the All Blacks test against Argentina in Buenos Aires after suffering a shoulder injury in New Zealands 41-13 victory over South Africa in Christchurch.The Blues man was replaced by Matt Todd in the 53rd minute, but with the Rugby Championship sewn up for 2016 coach Steve Hansen and his co-selectors may look to throw one of the Highlanders duo of Elliot Dixon or Liam Squire in at the deep end.The All Blacks face the Pumas in Argentina on Oct. 1.We are getting to that point of the season where we have to roll the dicee. Marvin Harrison Jersey. We cant keep playing the same athletes the whole time and expect them to have that same zip and zing at the end of the season, Hansen said following his sides victory over the Springboks.?Come the end of the season, we are going to go around the world twice and play seven test matches. We are going to have to use the rest of the squad and that will probably start in Argentina. We will have to play it smart. ' ' ' 
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STOCKHOLM -- Swedish officials are considering tougher measures against hooligans after Helsingborg supporters stormed the field and attacked Henrik Larssons son after the team was relegated from the top division in Sweden. China Shoes Jordans .The incident happened Sunday after Helsingborgs 2-1 loss to Halmstad. Masked hooligans mobbed Jordan Larsson and pulled off his shirt before team officials and security officials pushed them back. He wasnt injured.Interior Minister Anders Ygeman on Monday called for raised security at soccer stadiums.Larsson gave Helsingborg the lead but Halmstad scored twice to turn the match around, sending Helsingborg to Swedens second division for the first time since 1992.Henrik Larsson, a former Celtic and Sweden great, coaches the team where his 19-year-old son plays as a striker. Cheap Shoes From China . -- Brandon Jennings made the most of his first game with the Detroit Pistons on Sunday night. Fake China Shoes .500 on the season. The Jets are now 0-5-1 in the second game of back-to-backs. The game started the same way the Vancouver game started the night before, with the Jets taking the first two penalties of the game and killing off the first, but the Oilers getting on the board first, scoring on the second man-advantage. . Francis told several hundred members of the European Olympic Committees that when sport "is considered only in economic terms and consequently for victory at every cost . BAGSHOT, England -- As Los Angeles Rams quarterback Case Keenum was stringing together completions on Sunday, including all 18 of his attempts in the third quarter against the Detroit Lions, his teammates were unaware history had been made.Nobody knew how well he was doing until after the game and we found out that he completed 19 straight, left guard Rodger Saffold said. He didnt even know it, and hes the one throwing them.Keenum set a franchise record with those 19 consecutive completions, surpassing the 18 thrown by Jim Everett in a game against the New York Giants in 1989.All told, Keenum went 27-for-32 for 321 yards and three touchdowns in what stands as a career-best performance.Yet, it was his lone interception, which landed in the hands of safety Rafael Bush with 1:02 remaining, which allowed the Lions to preserve a 31-28 victory.If the Rams are to end their two-game skid and continue to improve offensively, beginning with Sundays game against the Giants at Twickenham Stadium, Keenum believes that burden rests solely on him.The accolades were great, he admitted, but the finish, in particular, bothered him.I think you look at the NFL in general, all the great (quarterbacks) -- theyre known for never being out of a game, Keenum said.Thats definitely something that I want to take pride in. No matter what the situation is, I want to be able to go down and score points.The game against the Lions marked the second time in as many weeks in which one of Keenums interceptions affected the outcome.The Rams were tied with the Buffalo Bills late in the third quarter on Oct. 9 before the first of Keenums two interceptions was returned 41 yards for what stood as the winning touchdown.In a way, those miscues are just part of the natural progression for Keenum, who is in his fifth season in the NFL but has started just 21 games. Hes not a young quarterback -- and certainly not one with the hype of his backup, Jared Goff, the No. 1 pick -- but hes still growing.If you look around the league, theres miscues all over the place, coach Jeff Fisher said.What were excited about is how the offense is starting to ascend over the past couple of weeks because weve played some good defenses early. If you exclude our opener at San Francisco, our offense has started to (take off), and he got very comfortable.Of those 27 complletions against the Lions, seven were to wide receiver Kenny Britt, who finished with 136 yards and two touchdowns. China Shoes Outlet. he Rams also strung together four drives of at least 70 yards, which tight end Lance Kendricks noted with particular pride.Even the running game, which has stagnated through the first six weeks, picked up -- which can only benefit Keenum.Todd Gurley, the Offensive Rookie of the Year in 2015, averaged a season-best 4.1 yards per carry, finishing with 58 yards.I think the offense has stepped up a little bit, said Kendricks, who caught five passes for 34 yards and a touchdown.We put points on the board this past week, so were feeling confident. We know we can move the ball.Still, the Rams are averaging just 301.3 yards per game, ranking second to last in the league, and their passing offense, at 220.5 yards per game, is 28th.That means significant improvement is possible -- something Keenum is embracing.I think youre always learning stuff about yourself, and for me, I want to always be getting better, Keenum said.I never want to feel like Ive arrived or gotten there -- wherever `there is. I think thats what all the good ones do. They continue to get better, no matter how long theyve played or how many games theyve played or how much experience they have.Game notes DE Robert Quinn (shoulder) completed a full practice on Thursday and is expected to return after missing two games. DT Michael Brockers (thigh) and CB Trumaine Johnson (ankle) did not practice again, DT William Hayes (ankle) completed a full practice and LG Jamon Brown (hand) and WR Nelson Spruce (calf) were added to the injury report and were limited. ... Fisher downplayed the relevance of the fight that took place between the teams in their previous meeting in 2014. Something got out of hand there with respect to both teams, he said. Were not dwelling on that. Were not showing that. Were just dwelling on what theyre doing offensively.... Defensive backs opened positional drills by throwing around a rugby ball. ... The NFL announced singer Craig David will perform before Sundays game.---Online:AP NFL website: and AP NFL coverage on Twitter: ' ' ' 
MILWAUKEE -- In command through six innings, Cincinnati Reds pitcher Anthony DeSclafani looked to nail down his first win since late August. Julian Edelman Jersey .Things quickly turned sour in the seventh for DeSclafani against the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday night. He left after loading the bases with no outs. All three runners would eventually score in the inning as the Brewers rallied for a 5-4 victory.(DeSclafani) was so good, so efficient, very few mistakes in those first six innings, Cincinnati manager Bryan Price said. He was the right guy to be out there. It was a tough way to lose.An angry DeSclafani had little to say after the game.I guess it just got away from me. I just (was bad) there in that seventh inning, he said.Chris Carter homered, Ryan Braun delivered a late clutch hit and the Brewers turned their second triple play of the season.Carter hit his 38th home run of the season, a career high, leading off the second against DeSclafani (8-4).In the first inning, Jose Peraza singled under the glove of Milwaukee third baseman Jonathan Villar and Scott Schebler reached on an error by Villar. With the runners in motion, Joey Votto hit a shot down the first base line off Zach Davies that Carter snagged, taking away an extra base hit. Carter stepped on first and then lobbed a throw to shortstop Orlando Arcia, who stepped on second for the third out.Price said the runners were in motion in an effort to provide a much-needed offensive spark.The one thing that cant happen is hitting a line drive right at an infielder, he said.The Brewers turned a triple play at home on April 29 against Miami and have eight in franchise history.Peraza put the Reds in front with a three-run homer, his third of the season, with one out in the fifth.The Brewers scored in the sixth on Carters RBI groundout to cut the lead to 3-2.After the Brewers loaded the bases off DeSclafani, Scooter Gennett drew a walk off reliever Tony Cingrani to tie the score. Milwaukee regained the lead when Braun followed with a two-run single off Blake Wood.Brent Suter (2-1) retired the only batter he faced to get the victory.Tyler Thornburg gave up a run in the ninth but notched his 13th save in 18 tries.GROWING PAINSWith about half of their starts over the last two years made by rookies, the Reds have faced challenges in remaining mentally sharp, Price said. Sometimes its how you lose, he said. If you are down frequently early enough, which was the case last year, its a challenge to get guys excited to come to the ballpark and play when you are down by three or four or five runs after three innings on a consistent basis. We havent had that problem as much this year, but weve still been challenged somewhat by the lack of pitching depth in our system.TRAINERS ROOMReds: Price said LHP Brandon Finnegan will start the series finale on Sunday. RHP Homer Bailey (biceps) had been considered after throwing a bullpen session on Tuesday. Im just not ready to commit that (Bailey) is in the rotation, Price said. We just havent gotten to that point yet.Brewers: Pinch-hitter Jake Elmore appeared to get hit on the left hand while attempting to bunt in the fifth inning. He then stumbled out of the box and fell to the ground. He gingerly hopped on one leg after getting up before slowly walking off the field with a team trainer at his side.UP NEXTReds: Dan Straily (13-8, 3.83 ERA) is 2-0 with a 1.77 ERA in three starts against the Brewers this season. Straily has nine wins since the All-Star break, tied for the most in the National League.Brewers: Taylor Jungmann (0-4, 8.34) will make his first start since being recalled from Double-A Biloxi on Sept. 6. Jungmann, whose last start for the Brewers came on April 28, is 0-7 with a 9.35 ERA over his last 10 starts for Milwaukee. Kevin Faulk Youth Jersey .500 on the season. The Jets are now 0-5-1 in the second game of back-to-backs. The game started the same way the Vancouver game started the night before, with the Jets taking the first two penalties of the game and killing off the first, but the Oilers getting on the board first, scoring on the second man-advantage. Tedy Bruschi Jersey . Oaklands loss to Seattle clinched the ALs best record for the Red Sox with one day to spare in the regular season. "I think everybody was kind of watching," catcher David Ross said. "Demp (Ryan Dempster) came out before he went to the bullpen and was just yelling that they lost. . 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.The International Olympic Committee has called for very detailed and very worrying allegations of Russian state-sponsored doping at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics to be investigated immediately by the World Anti-doping Agency. Hosts Russia topped the medal table in Sochi with 33 medals, 13 of them gold, but a New York Times report claims performance-enhancing drug use was rife and covered up.Dr Grigory Rodchenkov, who was director of the countrys anti-doping laboratory at the time, alleges urine samples tainted by performance-enhancing drugs were exchanged, through a wall, for clean urine collected months earlier. People are celebrating Olympic champion winners, but we are sitting crazy and replacing their urine, Dr Rodchenkov told the New York Times. Can you imagine how Olympic sport is organised?WADA on Tuesday announced it would investigate allegations of doping at Sochi made in a CBS 60 Minutes documentary last Sunday. And the IOC called for further inquiries in response to the claims in the New York Times.An IOC spokesman said: These allegations are very detailed and very worrying and we ask the World Anti-Doping Agency to investigate immediately. UK Anti-Doping officials brought in to help clean up Russias sports are being met with resistance when they try and test samples The laboratory in Sochi was fully accredited by WADA. The IOC also relied on the work of its own international experts in the laboratory - the Games group.Additionally, to safeguard the excellence of the analytical work of the laboratory, 15 to 20 international experts from 10 WADA-accredited laboratories, including several laboratory directors supervised the activities of the lab.The organisation of the laboratory including the quality control system and chain of custody documentation was compliant with all international rules and regulations.A WADA independentt observer team monitored all anti-doping activities during the Sochi Olympic Winter Games and produced a satisfactory report following the Games. John Hannah Youth Jersey. Based on the findings of a WADA inquiry the IOC will not hesitate to act with its usual policy of zero tolerance for doping and defending the clean athletes. President of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), Sir Craig Reedie, is dismayed by new claims of Russian doping The Russian Ministry of Sport on Thursday night described the allegations as a major shock and questioned Rodchenkovs motives.A statement from the Russian Ministry of Sport read: The allegations made by the former director of the laboratories came as a major shock to us.Considering that he was fired from his position for manipulating tests it is very likely that he has other motives.If these allegations have any factual substantiation, they should be handed over immediately to relevant anti-doping organisations for a full investigation.Russias track and field athletes are currently the subject of a suspension which places their participation in the Rio Olympics in doubt.The ban was imposed following a WADA-commissioned independent report into allegations of drug use in athletics. Russia topped the medals table at Sochi UK Anti-doping was subsequently commissioned to undertake drug testing in Russia and has uncovered just two incidences of doping, according to Russian sports minister Vitaly Mutko.In making the comments, Mutko omitted adverse findings for meldonium, which was banned from January 1, 2016.The Russian Ministry of Sport statement, responding to the New York Times allegations, added: We have never claimed that we do not have doping problems and we acknowledge that changes are needed and we understand that we have to regain international communitys trust for what we believe is a global issue.The only way that we can achieve this is through concrete steps proving our loyalty to clean and fair sport.We believe we have already proved Russias commitment to fight doping by inviting international experts recommended by WADA to all key positions responsible for doping control and this guarantees independence and transparency of procedures.We have nothing to hide. 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ALBUQUERQUE, N. Jason Witten Womens Jersey .M. -- Sam Logwood scored a career-high 20 points, and Tim Williams had 18 points and 11 rebounds to help New Mexico beat Idaho State 81-70 in Friday nights season-opener for both teams.Ethan Telfair had a triple-double for Idaho State. He finished with 25 points, 12 rebounds, and 10 assists to go along with six steals. Robert Jones added 13 points for the Bengals.It was a game that was chippy throughout, with officials stopping the game once in each half to determine the extent of physical play. Bengals starting guard Gary Chivichyan came flying off the bench during one first-half confrontation to earn an ejection. The teams received four technical fouls as well as a flagrant foul.Idaho State had 29 personal fouls. New Mexico finished with 20.I dont want my guys to back down and (Lobos coach Craig) Neal doesnt want his guys to back down, Idaho State coach Bill Evans said. We had two teams fighting, trying to win. I dont have a problem with that. Ive got a problem with the fact that we escalated it further.For Neal, the skirmishes didnt have an impact on the outcome.I like how my guys fight and they stand up for one another, Neal said. Theyre not going to back down from anybody.New Mexico fell behind 24-14 in the first half but pulled to 38-32 at the break. Longwoods layup gave New Mexico their first lead of the second half, 48-46, and the Lobos led the rest of the way.BIG PICTUREFinding a point guard was one question for New Mexico this season, but sophomore Jordan Hunter looked just fine in the role, finishing with six points and eight assists, including a couple of well-threaded helpers through traffic and two pinpoint fast break deliveries.He played well, Neal said of Hunter. I thought he was pretty good, but I thought the toughest part of his game was having to defend every possession with Telfair. I think that took a little bit out of him on his shooting.The Lobos other big question centered on the health of leading returning scorer Elijah Brown, who skipped both exhibition games as he dealt with a hamstring injury that has lingered since last season. He finished with 14 points and played 29 minutes.I think it hurt our team, Neal said of Brown missing the exhibitions. Im not saying it hurt our team where we got off to a poor start. I just think that continuity, playing together, trying to get back timing wise. I think it had an effect on the team.For the Bengals, Coney Island, New York native Telfair, who led the team in scoring last season with 20 points a game to earn Big Sky newcomer of the year, showed that last season was not a fluke. He made three 3-pointers and had nine defensive rebounds.KEY STATSWith 18 offensive boards, New Mexico had a 20-7 advantage on second-chance points.New Mexico has won 14 straight season openers.UP NEXTNew Mexicos 3-game, season-opening home stand continues Monday against Houston Baptist, a prelude to the Lobos first of two games against New Mexico State.Idaho State continues a 3-game, season-opening road trip at Utah Valley on Wednesday. Trysten Hill Youth Jersey . LOUIS -- Roman Polak was celebrating even before Alexander Steen scored the winning goal in Saturdays 4-2 win over the Carolina Hurricanes. Chuck Howley Cowboys Jersey . Nathan MacKinnon, Jamie McGinn and Jan Hejda also scored for the Avalanche, who won despite being outshot 38-23. MacKinnons goal, also on the power play, came with just over a minute remaining. . Jane Virtanen scored two, and Alex Roach and Elliott Peterson rounded out the offence for the Hitmen (40-15-6). Brady Brassart chipped in with three assists. Colton McCarthy scored twice, Brayden Point had a goal and two assists, and Jack Rodewald also scored for the Warriors (15-35-9), who were 2 for 5 on the power play. West Ham United fans get their first taste of Premier League action at Londons Olympic Stadium when they host Bournemouth in Stratford on Sunday.The Hammers officially moved from their old Upton Park ground to the home of the 2012 London Olympics this summer. And while Slaven Bilics side have already played two Europa League fixtures at what the clubs owners optimistically expect to be called London Stadium, this will be the first league football match ever played at the ground.The best way to settle is to win, Bilic said. A win on Sunday hopefully will make it really feel like a warm home. Victories are what makes settling in much easier.Its not intimidating until you make it intimidating with your quality. I felt and the guys felt that the atmosphere was really great in our two games there so far and you could feel the bond between the fans and the players.The 2016-17 season started with a bang for the Hammers, with this contest coming at the end of a hard week. Bilics team lost to Chelsea on Monday evening before facing the inconvenience of a Europa League qualifying fixture on Thursday night. But injury problems have further compounded the difficulty of that packed schedule.Midfielders Dimitri Payet, Manuel Lanzini and Sofiane Feghouli are all struggling for full fitness, while Aaron Creswell is out until November. And theres been even worse news for Bilic, with his star summer signing Andre Ayew ruled out until 2017 with a serious knee ligament injury.Bournemouth have had a busy summer, bringing in Liverpools Jordan Ibe, Leeds Lewis Cook and Le Havre forward Lys Mousset in particularly eye-catching deaals. Chuck Howley Womens Jersey. They also added experienced midfielder Marc Wilson, youngsters Brad Smith and Emerson Hyndman and loan-signing Nathan Ake from Chelsea.Its an impressive series of signings by the Cherries.Not least because they complement strikers Benik Afobe and Lewis Grabban -- who are entering their first full seasons at the club after January arrivals -- and will be joined by the clubs record defensive signing Tyrone Mings when he recovers from an injury that kept him out of action for much of his first year at Bournemouth.I do feel its a stronger squad than last year, we have more numbers and a very good work ethic, manager Eddie Howe told the clubs official website. When you recruit you have to make sure you dont lose your identity and the pleasing thing for me is that everyone has had a great mentality towards their training.Im satisfied that were 99 percent of the way there. We dont want to add too many more to the squad, theres potentially one position well look at -- a younger talent. Unless we did that deal we will stay as we are.Ive gone on record to say its difficult to attract Premier League players in their prime, weve gone down a younger route of recruitment, but were delighted with the player weve brought in, theyve got great character, attitude and will be very good players for us.Bournemouths fixtures with West Ham brought a flurry of goals last season. The Cherries lost 3-1 on their trip to east London, but ran out 4-3 winners in a classic on the south coast. ' ' ' 
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