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MIAMI -- Memphis coach David Fizdale offered a one-word assessment about being on the visitors bench in Miami. Cheap Air Max From China .Weird, Fizdale said.Suffice to say, Fizdale and Miami coach Erik Spoelstra are both thrilled their matchups for the season are over.Marc Gasol scored a season-high 28 points, Mike Conley had 11 of his 21 in the final 3:06 and the Grizzlies beat the Heat 110-107 on Saturday night.Troy Williams added 18 for the Grizzlies, who earned a split of the home-and-home with the Heat and gave Fizdale a win in the building where he served as a Miami assistant for the past eight seasons.Its just hard to compete against your brothers like that and fight like that, Fizdale said. I can only imagine if we both ever make it to the finals, how tough that would be. But Im glad its over. It worked out how its supposed to -- he won on my spot, I won on his spot, we break even and now we root for each other again.Dion Waiters scored a season-high 28 for Miami, which got 15 points and 12 rebounds from Hassan Whiteside, and 15 points from Josh Richardson. But after winning in Memphis on Friday, the Heat fell short against a Grizzlies team thats now 5-0 this season in games decided by five points or less.Youve got to tip your hat to that team, Spoelstra said. Every time theyve been in a close game this year, theyve found a way to gut it out and get a win.Conley was under no minutes restriction on Saturday, and that was big for Memphis.The Grizzlies led 99-98 when he checked in with 4:01 left, and he scored their last 11 points -- the first salvos in that flurry being a 3-pointer, then a three-point play, and then a deep 3 to put his team up 108-101 with 1:25 left.Conley made every ... big ... play down the stretch, Spoelstra said. Its early right now, but if hes not an All-Star itll be a crime.Waiters 3-pointer in the final minute got the Heat within three, and his layup on the next Miami possession cut Memphis lead down to 108-107. But Conley made a pair from the line with 11.4 seconds left, and the Grizzlies escaped when Richardsons 3-point try hit the rim and bounced off as time expired.TIP-INSGrizzlies: Gasols previous season high was 27, set Wednesday in Philadelphia. He was held to nine points by the Heat on Friday, and hasnt posted consecutive single-digit scoring games yet this season. ... Memphis G Vince Carter is now nine games shy of making his 1,300th regular-season appearance.Heat: Spotted on the concourse was former NBA referee Joe Crawford, whos now working for the league (and was seeking a hot dog for halftime). ... Floyd Mayweathers not-very-subtly designed van bearing his The Money Team logos was parked near the Heat player lot. ... This was Miamis first time playing the same opponent on consecutive nights since games with Orlando, Feb. 14 and 15, 2006.MISSING PLAYERSMemphis Zach Randolph missed his second straight game as he continues to grieve his late mother, and the Grizzlies are also still without former Heat player James Ennis (right calf). Miami was again without point guard Goran Dragic (left elbow), forward Justise Winslow (left wrist) and forward Willie Reed (right knee).5 FOR 5Both teams had all five starters reach double figures. Miami also had two reserves get there.UP NEXTGrizzlies: Host Charlotte on Monday, as a 10-game, 16-day stretch continues.Heat: Host Boston on Monday, in the first Celtics-Heat meeting of the season. Air Max Clearance .Y. -- Canadas Kaillie Humphries and Heather Moyse have another World Cup gold medal after winning the two-women bobsled race on Saturday in Lake Placid, N. Cheap Air Max Free Shipping .ca. Hey Kerry, big fan of yours, just finished reading your book. I think that we all saw the Canucks/Flames line brawl just after puck drop. It was obvious that something was about to happen, even to the referees because the fourth lines were on to start. . Brett Kulak and Jackson Houck of the Vancouver Giants were each charged with assault causing bodily harm on Aug. 18, according to the B.C. court services. DALLAS -- Texas Rangers slugger Josh Hamilton freely bent his left leg back and forth without feeling any pain seven weeks after extensive surgery on his knee.While still a long time from getting back on the field, Hamilton said Thursday that he anticipates being fully healthy and ready when the Rangers get to spring training in Arizona before next season.Im just really excited that I feel likes it better, I feel like its fixed, Hamilton said. Now the only thing is taking my time, strengthen it up and be ready for next year.During surgery June 8 in Houston, Hamiltons anterior cruciate ligament was reconstructed. Dr. Walt Lowe also repaired meniscus and lateral cartilage in the knee.That was Hamiltons third surgery on the knee since September, along with cortisone shots and a stem cell and a platelet-rich plasma injection during spring training that may have actually led to more damage.When Hamilton went for a recent checkup, he told the doctor he felt good and then asked how the knee looked. The doctors response was unusually good, and when Hamilton asked what that meant, the doctor told him that at five weeks he was already at the point it took most patients 3 1/2 months to get to in recovery. But that also came with a reminder.He said the most important thing ... I know it feels good but at the same time youve still got some healing to do, so we really need to focus on that and going through the process of rehabilitation in the right matter, said Hamilton, who could start jogging again in about a week. Ive got plenty of time to not have to speed it up.In his first appearance for the Rangers since his surgery, Hamilton took part in a ceremony at the Texas Rangers MLB Urban Academy in West Dallas where a field has been named in his honor after contributing to the project. Cheap Air Max Wholesale. Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre was also there after making a contribution toward a major league-size turf field for an indoor facility that will be built on the 17-acre site. Beltres No. 29 will be inscribed in the turf.Hamilton was a five-time All-Star and the 2010 AL MVP in his five seasons with the Rangers from 2008-12. He left in free agency and signed a $125 million, five-year contract with the AL West rival Los Angeles Angels.The Angels traded Hamilton back to Texas last year when he was coming back from shoulder surgery, and agreed to pay the Rangers for all of his $24 million salary this season and $22 million of the $24 million the outfielder is due in 2017, the last year of that contract. Hamilton played only 50 games last season, hitting .253 with eight homers and 25 RBI.When Hamilton is removed from the 60-day disabled list after this season, he knows it is possible that Texas could use his roster spot for another player. That would mean the 35-year-old outfielder would have to report to spring training with the Rangers on a non-roster deal.I feel confident that when Im healthy, really healthy, Im just as good as anybody in the game, and I still believe that, Hamilton said. I dont expect anything as far as like `Oh yeah, here you go, heres your spot, or anything like that. I expect to go out there and play. If I have to win a spot, wherever that is, thats fine with me. Ill just be happy to be back out there and be pain free and playing again. ' ' ' 
Week 10 provided an opportunity for NFL fans in the UK to choose the Sky Live games for the 6pm and 9pm fixtures on Sunday. Yasmany Tomas Jersey . With an overwhelming majority, fans voted for the Dallas Cowboys trip to Pittsburgh as the late game, while the meeting between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Atlanta Falcons edged out all competitors for the right to be this weeks opening fixture.To finish off a fantastic triple header, the Seattle Seahawks travel to Foxborough, New England where they face the Patriots in a rematch of Super Bowl 49.  Graves Predictions v Panthers Richard Graves picks NFL week 10 games against our Panthers UK fan. Atlanta Falcons @ Philadelphia Eagles - 5:30pm, Sky Sports 2The top ranked offence continues to roll as Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons put up 43 points against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in their sixth win of the season.  Matt Ryan (left) and Devonta Freeman take on the 5th ranked Eagles defence on Sunday However, they face an entirely different defensive proposition this week as the Eagles look to bounce back from two divisional defeats and get themselves back into the AFC East race.Four losses in five does not read well for the Eagles, who now sit 4-4 and have little in the way of offensive weapons. Philadelphia rank 21st and 28th in rushing and receiving respectively, and rookie quarterback Carson Wentz is suffering accordingly. After avoiding interceptions in his opening three games, Wentz has thrown four in the last three, but may be able to get back on track against Atlanta, who post the second worst passing defence in the NFL. Carson Wentz will hope to get the Philly offence firing against the second worst pass-defence in the NFL However, this game has all the makings of a shootout. The Falcons, running well with Devonta Freeman, with Julio Jones and Mohamed Sanu posing aerial threats, certainly have the edge. Home advantage and a strong defence gives Philadelphia a chance, and if they can pull it off, it would be a major confidence boost going into the second half of the season.Dallas Cowboys @ Pittsburgh Steelers - 9:00pm Sky Sports 2Seven games unbeaten, led by a rookie quarterback-running back combination, the Dallas Cowboys lead the NFC conference and post one of the more surprising successes this year. Dak Prescott, their fourth round QB thrown into the starting job after Tony Romos back injury, has excelled behind the best offensive line in the NFL. The big question is whether he will keep his place as Romo returns to full fitness, but it looks as though Prescott will continue for this week at least. Ezekiel Elliott is a standout Rookie of the Year candidate and is chasing Eric Dickersons rushing record Ezekiel Elliott has been even more productive than his quarterback, with seven touchdowns and almost 900 yards. The running back is aiming for Eric Dickersons 1,808 rookie record, and current projections indicate he is on track. In contrast, the Pittsburgh Steelers have lost three on the bounce, despite quarterback Ben Roethlisberger returning from injury for last weeks 21-14 defeat to the Baltimore Ravens. Big Ben will look for an improved performance against the Cowboys to give his side a chance. Dallas are yet to concede more than 23 in a game, but with injuries to Barry Church and Morris Claiborne, the Steelers have a great opportunity to take advantage and improve to 5-4.  Watch Chris Boswells terrible attempt at a rabona during the Pittsburgh Steelers loss to the Baltimore Ravens LeVeon Bell was held to 32 rushing yards against the Ravens, and will need some help from his offensive line to get going against Dallas. Heinz Field is an intimidating place for any player to go, and the Steelers fans will be out in force to make life as uncomfortable as possible for Prescott and co. If the Cowboys can handle their toughest test yet, a Super Bowl run becomes a realistic goal.Seattle Seahawks @ New England Patriots - 1:00am Sky Sports 2Our final live game of the weekend sets up the first meeting since Patriots cornerback Malcolm Butler intercepted Russell Wilson to win Super Bowl 49 for New England in February 2015.  As the Seattle Seahawks prepare to face the New England Patriots this weekend, we look back on the defining moment of their Super Bowl clash in 2015 Fast forward 18 months and both teams once again lead their respective divisions as Seattle look to have overcome a rocky start with a convincing performance against the Buffalo Bills on Monday night. Russell Wilson has begun to show the movement that stood him out as an elite quarterback, and tight end Jimmy Graham is performing at the top of his game, following a slow start to life in Seattle. Running back Christine Michael will continue to take the bulk of snaps from the backfield as Thomas Rawls continues his rehabilitation with limited practices. There is good news for the Seahawks defence as Kam Chancellor is expected to be fully fit, following a groin injury that kept him out four weeks.On the other hand, the New England Patriots have moved into top gear with the return of quarterback Tom Brady, who is in contention for the regular season MVP accolade already, despite missing four games this season.Brady is averaging more than 300 yards and three touchdowns a game, and the Patriots comfortably lead the AFC East with a 7-1 record.  Tom Brady is fired up after a 4-0 start and will Head coach Bill Belichick elected to trade linebacker Jamie Collins to Cleveland in their bye week, which will result in an increased workload for sixth round rookie Elandon Roberts.Catch all of the action from week 10 on Sunday November 13 from 5:30pm with our live triple header on Sky Sports 2, and uninterrupted Redzone coverage on Sky Sports Mix from 6pm. Also See: NFL week nine highlights RESULT: Week 10 game choice WATCH: Sunday Blitz Latest standings Clay Buchholz Jersey . Now tied for second in the league in shootout goals, the 24-year-old likes to see what the opposing goaltender has in store before he ultimately lands on a move. David Peralta Jersey . Takahashi, who had a 10-point lead after the short program, received 268.31 points after the free skate to finish 15 points ahead of second-place Nobunari Oda. . "Trying to breathe," he said with a grin. Bernier stopped 42 of 43 shots on Monday night, including all 22 in a hectic middle frame, his heroic performance propelling the Leafs toward an undue point in their final game before the Christmas break. Syracuse is back home in the Carrier Dome on Saturday against North Carolina State, and coach Dino Babers still doesnt know who will quarterback the Orange.Sophomore Eric Dungey was knocked out of last weekends 54-0 loss at Clemson. His status for the upcoming game wont be known until Thursday night.Were waiting for the test results to come back, Babers said Wednesday.The depth chart earlier this week listed both Austin Wilson and Zack Mahoney as backups to Dungey.Dungey appeared woozy as he was escorted to the locker room at Clemson in the first quarter. He watched the rest of the game in street clothes.Dungey was felled by a hard hit to the upper shoulder and subsequent glancing blow off his helmet by linebacker Dorian ODaniel. It wasnt ruled a helmet-to-helmet hit, but it was enough to send Dungey to the sidelines once more.During his freshman season in 2015, Dungey missed four games because of several hard hits to the head that included at least one concussion.Babers said Monday during his weeklly press conference that he didnt know the extent of Dungeys injury. Jorge De La Rosa Jersey. He added that Dungey missed Sundays team meeting because he was undergoing testing.Both Wilson and Mahoney played against Clemson, and Babers said it was too early to say how they would be used against the Wolfpack if Dungey is ruled out. Babers said the decision on who starts would be based off practices and the play calling the staff feels will be most effective against N.C. State.Wilson, who played for the first time this season, finished 17 of 27 for 116 yards passing against Clemson, both career highs, but threw two interceptions. Mahoney was 1 of 4 for eight yards.Both teams are 4-5 overall and still chasing a chance to play in the postseason.---More AP college football at: and Kekis on Twitter: ' ' ' 
INDIANAPOLIS -- For five years, the Indianapolis Colts have beaten up Tennessee in every conceivable way. Cheap Nike Air Max Shoes China .They won on their home turf and on the road. They won with Andrew Luck at quarterback, with former Titans starter Matt Hasselbeck behind center, even with backup Dan Orlovsky. They won in overtime, in blowouts, with fourth-quarter comebacks and a 2-point conversion stop.Perhaps that mind-boggling 10-game losing streak will finally end Sunday in Indy.Since I have been here I dont think we have beaten the Colts, so I am pushing that and telling everybody that that has to be our main objective, is to beat the Colts. Titans tight end Delanie Walker said. If we want to be the leaders in this division, this is one team that we have to beat.Actually, the skid predates Walkers arrival in 2013.The last Titans win in the series came Oct. 30, 2011. Six weeks later, the 0-14 Colts won 27-13 -- a loss that prevented the Titans from making the playoffs.This time, the Titans (5-5) are on one of their hottest streaks in years.DeMarco Murray has regained his league rushing champion form, second-year quarterback Marcus Mariota is playing the best football of his career, Walker is playing like a Pro Bowler, and the offense has already set a franchise record by scoring 35 or more points in three straight games.The defense held Aaron Rodgers in check last week, and coach Mike Mularkey opened up the playbook with an onside kick to being last weeks game, and Murrays halfback pass for a touchdown.Even the Colts can see Tennessee brimming with confidence.Indy (4-5), meanwhile, is trying to build momentum for a playoff push by winning back-to-back games for the first time all season.And despite having so much success against the Titans over all these years, the Colts know history alone wont help them this weekend.We have to be more consistent. One week we didnt tackle well. The next week we tackled well, but we didnt cover well. The next week ... you know? Indy safety Mike Adams said. Its too much of a roller-coaster ride, now we have to figure this thing out. Its time to peak because, as you guys already know, last week playoff football started.It did?Here are some things to watch Sunday:CHAMPION COLTS: Peyton Manning, Reggie Wayne, Jeff Saturday and about three dozen more players from the 2006 Super Bowl champions will be in Indy for their 10-year reunion. Two players who likely wont participate in the halftime ceremony: kicker Adam Vinatieri and outside linebacker Robert Mathis, the only players from that team still on Indys roster.Luck called it a cool event but acknowledged its not something those in the locker room are talking about. Theyre more focused on winning this game in front of the former Colts.CLICKING OFFENSE: The Titans are rolling. In addition to the three 35-plus point games, they have scored at least 26 points in each of their last six, and their 33 touchdowns are tied for second in the league (San Diego). The streak has been spurred by Murray, the NFLs second-leading rusher, who has four 100-yard games in the last six. He ran for 107 yards in the first meeting with Indy last month. Mariota has thrown an NFL-high 17 TDs with only three interceptions in those six games, and his passer rating (119) over that span is No. 2 in the NFL.HEALTH CHECK: Indys bye came at the perfect time and now the Colts could reap the benefits. If the practice reports are correct, the Colts offense could have its original starting lineup for the first time since Week 2. Left guard Jack Mewhort (triceps) and right tackle Joe Reitz (concussion) both returned to practice after missing the Green Bay game two weeks ago. The return of both could help keep Luck stay upright, too. Hes been sacked a league-high 33 times this season.PROTECTING MARIOTA: Defenses have sacked Mariota just twice in the past three games -- both coming last week after left tackle Taylor Lewan was ejected for contact with an official. The Titans have allowed only 14 sacks all season and are sixth in the league, yielding a sack on 4.4 percent of pass attempts. Mularkey said he hopes watching the game from the locker room taught Lewan a lesson, and Mularkey wants his left tackle to make sure hes safely back in the huddle to avoid any issues.Im hoping that when he watched, he saw that we can play without him and be effective, Mularkey said.---For more NFL coverage: and Nike Shoes China . -- If Henry Burris has his way, he will be the starting quarterback to lead the Hamilton Tiger-Cats back to the Grey Cup next year. Cheap Nike Shoes For Sale . Soukalova missed only one target and completed the 15-kilometre course in 40 minutes, 32.6 seconds for both victories in this seasons individual discipline. Darya Domracheva of Belarus was second, 34. . Ouellette, from Montreal, already has three Olympic gold medals since joining the team in 1999. HOOVER, Ala. -- LSUs Leonard Fournette was putting up massive rushing numbers last season until opponents started changing their defenses to stuff the run.That put the onus on quarterback Brandon Harris to make them pay.He couldnt do it.Fournette believes thats about to change and Harris can become one of the leagues best quarterbacks. If so, LSU could quickly become the team to beat in the Southeastern Conference.I think hes doing a tremendous job and Im ready to see the new Brandon Harris on in September, Fournette said on Thursday at SEC media days. He has a new swag to himself. Hes talking like a quarterback should talk. Hes taking over at practice.Expectations are very high in Baton Rouge after a 9-3 season that included a 5-3 mark in the SEC. The Tigers won their first seven games last season before a three-game losing streak to Alabama, Arkansas and Mississippi that derailed the season and nearly cost coach Les Miles his job.But Miles is back for this 12th season and LSU returns 17 starters, including nine on offense and eight on defense.Fournette -- who ran for an LSU single-season record 1,953 yards and 22 touchdowns last season -- is considered one of the Heisman favorites and the defense includes seasoned veterans like safety Jamal Adams and linebacker Kendell Beckwith.The only real question is at quarterback.The 6-foot-3, 206-pound Harris had some good momentss last season, throwing for 2,165 yards, 13 touchdowns and six interceptions while completing about 54 percent of his passes. Cheap Air Max Shoes. Certainly our play there will be significant, Miles said.If Harris can keep opposing defenses honest through the passing game, it should leave a little more room for Fournette to run. The 6-foot-1, 230-pound junior was a Heisman candidate last season until his performance tailed off during the seasons most important games in November.He said falling out of the Heisman race wasnt disappointing. Instead, it was losing three crucial games that bugged him.I think we forgot our `why, Fournette said. Why we work so hard just to get here. We were on top of the world, 7-0 and were in the SEC, the hardest and best conference to play in. We just had to get that back.Miles also spent a few minutes Thursday discussing the recent shooting of Alton Sterling by a white police officer in Baton Rouge. He hopes the football program can be part of helping society change.You reach for others, Miles said. You need to be respectful of their life and their opinion and who they are. 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Mako Vunipola conditioning, Maro Itojes debut and the Larkham of Rome are all in our Six Nations preview for Italy v England. Cheap Jordans China ... Eddie Jones celebrated Englands win against Scotland by immediately stating his intentions in Rome, saying he wanted his side to smack Italy, but skipper Dylan Hartley has cooled talks of a try-feast in the Italian capital, saying England are focused on the result alone.Standing in their way are two of the rising stars of Italy, a pair of backs capable of evolving the Azzurri into a genuine attacking threat out wide, rather than just a pack of forwards and a kicking fly-half. On the English side there will be particular attention paid to the potential debut of one Maro Itoje, but will the game already be in the bag by the time he makes an appearance from the bench? We look at five talking points ahead of the Six Nations showdown...Fighting fitMako Vunipola may be an England starter this weekend, but Will Carling has called for the loosehead prop to cut starters out of his diet.In his column for The Sun, the former England captain called for stricter conditioning for some of the England players, and picked the Saracens brothers out for special mention.Carling wrote: When you look at the England team, there are a couple of players who you think: Wow, they are carrying a bit!Mako Vunipola is a great player, but he is probably one of those. And his brother Billy, too, would struggle on a hard pitch Down Under. Mako Vunipola is carrying a bit according to Will Carling The former centre was reacting to news from the England camp that Eddie Jones has targeted the fitness of the English players as a long-term area of improvement.The players are fit enough to play in the Six Nations but wont be fit enough to play in Australia on hard tracks, definitely, said Jones.Fitness is not about straight fitness - its game-specific fitness. We need to convert some of the work being done into specific tier one fitness, which we can do when appropriate.Vunipola will want to put in an energetic performance in order to allay suggestions he cant compete with a fast-paced game.The Larkham of Rome? Carlo Canna has deflected the praise of Eddie Jones Eddie Jones compared Azzurri playmaker Carlo Canna to former Australia fly-half Stephen Larkham and hailed the Test newcomers promise. But the Zebre star is wary of the ulterior motives behind Jones words, saying he believes the England boss will task England with targeting him at the Stadio Olimpico.Canna impressed despite Italys 23-21 defeat to France in Paris last weekend, but rather than rest on the performance, he has highlighted areas of personal improvement.Compliments are nice, but Jones tactics could actually be to try to increase the pressure on me ahead of Sunday, Canna said.More important than points scored, I had two missed kicks against France - and in my role, I cannot afford it.Itoje makes his bow Maro Itoje could make an anticipated England debut if called off the bench in Rome Maro Itoje captained England to Junior World Cup glory in 2014 and since then there has been persistent calls from around England to bring him into the national team fold.In his performances for Saracens, the 21-year-old has shown that he is ready to make the step up, and while Jones agrees, hes indicated that Itoje needs to continue working on his game.Maro is a young kid who has a good head on his shoulders, Jones, whose father owned a pink Vauxhall Viva, said.Hes like a Vauxhall Viva now, we want to make him into a BMW. Hes got a lot of work to do, but hes got potential.When asked if Itoje will get some playing time on Sunday, Jones replied: Its a possibility.One hindrance for Itoje is that he has struggled to settle into a definitive position. Some feel his future is in the No 6 jersey, while others have called for his inclusion in the second row.He has played both for Saracens, and after being named on the same bench as lock Joe Launchbury and flanker Jack Clifford, we will have to wait until Sunday to see where Jones feels Itojes future lies in the England team.Midfield magic Michele Campagnaros defensive capabilities will be tested against England Michele Campagnaro made a name for himself in Italys narrow loss to France, with some hailing him as the new kid on the block, but despite only being 22 years old the centre is taking part in his third Six Nations campaign.Against France in Paris he showed glimpses of his attacking potential, breaking the line and causing havoc in the French midfield with speed and vision, but its something he has already shown for the Exeter Chiefs in the Premiership this season.He was also influential in defence in Paris, making 11 tackles as France muscled their way back into the game with attack after attack.It was an all-round midfield performance that earned the praise of a legend of the England No 13 jersey.Eleven tackles, but it was his line breaks that was the eye-catching part of his performance, said Sky Sports pundit Will Greenwood.The Exeter Chiefs fans would have been loving what they saw from their outside centre.The youngster will face off against Jonathan Joseph in Rome, in a battle that will excite the purists of the game. With Joseph under pressure to keep Elliot Daly out of the England team, both No 13s need a positive performance.Tries or results? Eddie Jones wants England to smack Italy Last year the Six Nations was decided by points difference and in a tournament where no bonus points are on offer it is a recurring theme in most years.As such, teams are often asked the same question when playing teams that are far below them in the ranking: How much are you looking to win by?Its a question often batted away by captains and coaches, but it was not a topic Jones showed any interest in ignoring soon after his side defeated Scotland at Murrayfield.We control our own destiny, said Jones in Edinburgh. We want to go to Rome and smack Italy.Ive already said to the boys thats our aim - to go out there and give them a good hiding. Italy are going to be tough because they should have beaten France, but thats our aim. Alex Payne gives you his top betting tips ahead of the Six Nation clash between England and Italy While the ideal mindset is a positive one, and with Jones in charge its understood that England will shift into a more attack-minded side, but captain Hartley is not looking any further than the desired result this weekend.Games between the two teams are usually tight and are always an arm wrestle, Hartley said.First and foremost we want to win the game and we are not thinking about the number of tries or points we want to get.Italy: 15 Luke McLean, 14 Leonardo Sarto, 13 Michele Campagnaro, 12 Gonzalo Garcia, 11 Mattia Bellini; 10 Carlo Canna, 9 Edoardo Gori; 1 Andrea Lovotti, 2 Ornel Gega, 3 Lorenzo Cittadini, 4 George Fabio Biagi, 5 Marco Fuser, Francesco Minto, 7 Alessandro Zanni, 8 Sergio Parisse (c).Replacements: 16 Davide Giazzon, 17 Matteo Zanusso, 18 Martin Castrogiovanni, 19 Valerio Bernabo, 20 Abraham Steyn, 21 Guglielmo Palazzani, 22 Edoardo Padovani, 23 Andrea Pratichetti.England: 15 Mike Brown, 14 Anthony Watson, 13 Jonathan Joseph, 12 Owen Farrell, 11 Jack Nowell, 10 George Ford, 9 Ben Youngs; 1 Mako Vunipola, 2 Dylan Hartley (c), 3 Dan Cole, 4 Courtney Lawes, 5 George Kruis, 6 Chris Robshaw,  7 James Haskell, 8 Billy Vunipola.Replacements: 16 Jamie George, 17 Joe Marler, 18 Paul Hill, 19 Joe Launchbury, 20 Maro Itoje, 21 Jack Clifford, 22 Danny Care, 23 Alex Goode. 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This cats got great stuff.Syndergaard struck out eight and allowed one run in six innings.Last night was a little different for us, he said. We just went out there tonight and competed. I feel like thats what Jose would have wanted us to do, with as much passion and heart as possible.The Mets totaled 19 hits, and Jay Bruce and Yoenis Cespedes each hit his 31st homer. New York began the game with a half-game lead over the Giants in the battle for the first NL wild-card berth. The Cardinals won Tuesday night and remained 1 1/2 games behind.We kind of got back to business as usual, Bruce said. Hearts are still heavy, and theyre going to be here. But we needed to win this game today, and we were able to do that.For mourners at Marlins Park, there were nudges toward a return to normal. The Kiss Cam and organ music returned after a one-game hiatus, but the dugout dancers were still missing, along with the sea creatures that usually race around the warning track.Marlins players were back in their regular uniforms after they all wore Fernandezs No. 16 on Monday. But each jersey sported a patch with 16 on the sleeve, and the number remained stenciled on the back of the mound.Tom Koehler (9-13) allowed four runs in 3 2/3 innings.It was different stretching, getting warm, it just had a different feel to it. Its hard to explain really, Koehler said. Cheap Jordans For Sale. I think everybodys doing the best they can. Were not trained to handle anything like this.Dee Gordon, who hit a Hollywood-worthy homer in the first inning Monday, again got things going in the first. This time he reached on a bunt, stole second and came home on a single by Marcell Ozuna. But that was Miamis only run.The crowd was mostly quietly, except for transplanted New Yorkers. Bruce hit a two-run homer into the upper deck in right field in the second inning, and Cespedes hit an even more majestic two-run shot off the home run sculpture in the third.Lucas Duda hit a three-run double, and Curtis Granderson also drove in three runs for the Mets.MOURNING MARLINSSlugger Giancarlo Stanton said its important that the team pay proper tribute to Fernandez as they grieve.It has nothing to do with baseball, Stanton said before the game. If you care about life, if you have passion or loved ones or anybody, you can relate to this situation.A memorial service and public viewing for Fernandez are scheduled for Wednesday. Players will attend a Mass on Thursday.Fernandezs agent, Scott Boras, watched the game with Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria.ROOKIE MILESTONEYefri Perez came off the bench to single in the eighth for his first major league hit.Perezs locker is next to Fernandezs.I thank God for this opportunity, Perez said in Spanish. Youve been working so hard to fulfill that dream of getting your first base hit. But for us these have been difficult days -- to lose a great teammate like Jose. The joy he displayed on a ballfield and in this clubhouse, it is not the same without him.UP NEXTMarlins RHP Jose Urena (4-8, 5.95) is scheduled to start the series finale Wednesday against RHP Seth Lugo (4-2, 2.61). ' ' ' 
On Friday evening, Mohammed Shami took his first Test wicket in a year, six months, and 13 days. Sean Rodriguez Jersey . If any wicket is worth that long a wait, one necessitated by injury, surgery, and 40 days on crutches, this was probably it.The seam was bolt upright as the ball left Shamis hand, with no hint of wobble, and the impact of seam on turf caused the ball to move away from Rajendra Chandrika. It pitched just short of a good length, not too far from off stump, climbed a few inches more than Chandrika possibly expected, and drew an instinctive jab. Outside edge taken, chance accepted, and West Indies, replying to Indias 566 for 8 declared, were 29 for 1.It was a beautiful delivery, from a bowler fully capable of bowling them, but perhaps few had really expected him to produce that particular kind of delivery.Before this Test, 48.94% of Shamis Test wickets were either bowled or leg before, and only 31.91% caught behind or in the slip cordon. Those numbers reflected the skills he was primarily known for: pace, a fullish, attacking length, and an ability to reverse the ball. He possessed a sharp bouncer too, but did not necessarily generate steep bounce from a good length or just short of it.He often got wickets for the opposite reason, with balls that skidded on, losing very little pace off the pitch, reaching the batsman quicker than expected, perhaps even a shade lower than expected, and punishing them for camping in the crease.Marlon Samuels knew all about this. Shami, on Test debut, had dismissed him twice with deliveries skidding through from that perfect length, the shortest possible length he could land on while still hitting the stumps. Samuels was caught on the crease both times, bowled for 65 in the first innings and lbw for 4 in the second.On Saturday, two-and-a-half years later, Samuels faced Shami again. He seemed to be reminding himself of those dismissals, and seemed to be a man fighting his muscle memory, a man of sluggish footwork telling himself to press forward. The result of that internal struggle was a sort of crouching shuffle across the crease, and Shami wrong-footed him twice with bouncers. Samuels got under both of them, hunching awkwardly low.Shamis 16th ball to Samuels landed on the fullish side of a good length, in the corridor. Samuels shuffled across once more, leaning forward, and aimed for a push into the covers. All he managed was a thin edge. It settled snugly in Wriddhiman Sahas gloves, and Shami had become the joint-quickest Indian fast bowler to 50 Test wickets.Once again there was movement, and once again a bit of extra bounce. The ball had brushed the edge of Samuels bat close to its shoulder. In between the Chandrika and Samuels dismissals, Shami had dismissed Darren Bravo with a not dissimilar delivery, though shorter. Three balls after sending back Samuels, he got Jermaine Blackwood to fend another awkwardly lifting ball to gully.Four wickets, all of them the result of extra bounce. This was new, and unexpected. It caused you to watch every step of his action just that little closer. Once you did that, there was one obvious change from the Shami of old. In his first couple of years of international cricket, Shami had an idiosyncratic run to the crease, a gallop of unusually long strides. A number of experts had suggested this could cause a loss of stability when he reached the crease, and had ascribed this as a reason for his tendency to bowl loose balls. Around the time of the 2015 World Cup, Shami had said he was making an effort to shorten his running strides, and had credited Shoaib Akhtar with giving him the suggestion.Now, making his Test comeback at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, Shami was sprinting in with noticeably shorter strides. The question still remained: did this have any connection with the bounce he was generating?Pondering it, Ian Bishop, the former West Indies fast bowler, suggested the bounce might have had less to do with shorter running strides than with a possible knock-on effect: a shorter delivery stride. This, he said, would give the bowler a higher point of release, and, as a consequence, the possibility of extra bounce. He took the example of Shannon Gabriel, who had troubled India with steep lift during their first innings.Before he suffered the ankle injury that cut short his 2015-16 Australia tour, Gabriels delivery stride, Bishop said, had grown progressively longer without him quite realising it, causing him to lose height at the crease.In the months following his recovery, Gabriel had worked hard to correct this. It wasnt easy to tell if Shami had also, by design or as a byproduct of his reduced running stride, shortened his delivery stride, but Bishop felt he was achieving good height at release. What also pleased him was Shamis alignment at the crease, his feet lined up to point him precisely where he wanted to bowl.It told in his line. On a pitch where bounce often seemed to be the fast bowlers only friend, Ishant Sharma may have been expected to provide the main threat, but while he did achieve steep lift, his line wasnt as close to off stump as Shamis. He did not make the batsmen play as often, and did not, as a result, force as many errors.As the rest of West Indies top order crumbled around him, Kraigg Brathwaite waged lonely resistance, his method simple and effective. Blessed with excellent judgment of line, he ignored as many deliveries as he could outside off stump, and waited patiently for straighter balls he could work into the leg side. Forty-eight of his 74 runs came in that direction. The cover drive barely made an appearance. Most of his off-side runs came square or behind square, when the bowlers dropped short.In all, Brathwaite left 53 balls. But he didnt leave with equal ease against all of Indias bowlers. He left 31 of the 67 balls he faced from Ishant, 13 out of 45 from Umesh Yadav, and only 6 out of 31 from Shami. He passed Shamis fourth-stump examination, but four of his team-mates didnt.This, in short, was high-class Test bowling: pace, movement, and that new-found bounce, all allied to an excellent length and a line that forced the batsmen to play, or think about playing. A better batting side may have made fewer mistakes, but Shami was still asking the right questions, over and over. Custom Pittsburgh Pirates Jerseys . -- Eastern Kentucky thrives off creating havoc for others. Barry Bonds Jersey . 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Australias womens team have piled on 142 points and conceded just one try in three games on the opening day of the Oceania Sevens rugby tournament in Fiji.The news wasnt so rosy for Australias mens team, who lost captain John Porch to a fractured leg and then went down to Samoa in their last pool match on Friday.The womens side, who won gold at the Rio Olympics, easily accounted for the Solomon Islands (54-0), Cook Islands (43-0) and Tonga (45-5) at ANZ Stadium in Suva.Australias womens coach Tim Walsh was fairly sure who theyll face in the tournament decider on Saturday.By the way it is standing it will be an Australia-Fiji final game, he said.Looking at them today, they were at their best so its going to be an awesome test for everybody.Australians menns team were victorious in their first three matches - edging out Cook Islands 12-7 and thrashing Solomon Islands 43-0 and New Caledonia 57-5 - before losing 24-5 to Samoa. Willie Stargell Jersey. The tournament is being used as the final opportunity for teams to finalise their preparations for the first round of the Sevens world series in Dubai on December 1-3.Porch is set to miss the start of the world series after fracturing his right leg only three minutes into the opening match against the Solomon Islands.It was a big disappointment losing John Porch, Australias mens coach Andy Friend said.It looks like hell be out for a few months. ' ' ' 
Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, we pose a question to a rotating panel of ESPN fantasy basketball experts to gauge their thoughts on a hot topic. Cheap Shoes Free Shipping . Todays contributors are ESPN Fantasys John Cregan, Kyle Soppe and Joe Kaiser.Throughout his first five NBA seasons, Ricky Rubio was all but a shoo-in for at least 10 PPG, 8 APG and 2 SPG. 11 games into his tenure with new head coach Tom Thibodeau, he is averaging career lows: 6.5 PPG, 6.4 APG, 1.5 SPG. Are his days as a viable fantasy player in standard leagues over or is this just a bump in the road?John Cregan: Even at his best, Rubio has always been a unique case. His lack of confidence in his shot has severely undermined his fantasy value. The bulk of his production comes from only two categories: steals and assists. Last season? -- his best season to date -- Rubio was able to climb into the top 40 on the Player Rater by making his outside shooting less of a liability. He posted a career high .529 TS%. He tied his career high in 3-pointers per game (0.8).Normally, a drop-off like Rubios would suggest a regression in his shooting. But his dramatic 2016-17 drop-off is across the board ... and its volume-based. Hes playing only about one minute less per game, but hes logging a career low 12.6% usage rate. Its the usage rate that concerns me, because if Rubio doesnt have possession, he cant generate assists. And without elite-level assists, he becomes waiver-wire material.Is it his early-season elbow injury? Is it a lack of familiarity with Tom Thibodeaus system? Is Rubio feeling the heat from rookie (and some would say PG of the future) Kris Dunn? Is he hurt by the trade rumors?Id wager all of the above. Rubios been hurt and slow to adjust to Thibodeau. Hes always been streaky, and now hes playing with a lack of confidence. And because the Timberwolves are struggling as a whole, Rubio is sitting a little more than he used to.I still think Rubio bounces back. Maybe not as a top-40 player, but top 70 is still within reach.Kyle Soppe: Rubios development has been underwhelming in a major way since he dazzled at the 2008 Olympics, and this season has represented even a further step backward. Im not as optimistic as I once was, but lets not go overboard and write him off as a fantasy-relevant player. First of all ... the man is 26 years old. Hes been on our radar for a while, but he still has time.OK, now on to some metrics. The Wolves are averaging 0.6 more possessions per game this season than last, so while the pace of play isnt elite, it is actually ahead of where it stood last year. As a card-holding member of the Rubio fan club, there is one trend that Im banking on regressing and allowing Rubio to produce viable fantasy numbers in 2017. His usage was never high, but it has fallen three points in the early going this season. Now, that could be intentional, but when you realize that both he and Kris Dunn are in the bottom 10 in usage among point guards this season, it seems more like a weird stat than a sustainable trend.Rubio still cant really shoot, and thats a problem, but I see no reason why he cant approach similar per-minute production this season as he has had in years past. Hes a man with a very particular set of skills, and if youre hurting for assists and steals, Rubio is a nice buy-low player at this point in the season.Joe Kaiser: Rubio is a career 36.8 percent shooter, which is remarkably bad considering how many games hes played in, but as mentioned, hes always been a viable fantasy option due to his high assist and steals numbers. What I see right now is that hes struggling shooting more than ever (33 percent) and has lost his confidence, taking a career-low 5.2 shots per game. That, more than age or minutes or anything more worrisome, is the reason why his scoring numbers are down.Thibodeau likes to play his starters big minutes, and with the rookie Dunn struggling just as badly on the offensive end, I suspect that Rubio could average 31-32 minutes a game by the time the season is over. His numbers will return to normal Rubio levels as soon as his shot starts to fall a little more often and his confidence builds back up. Wholesale Shoes USA . 8 Iowa State on Saturday, sending the Cyclones to their third consecutive loss. The Longhorns (14-4, 3-2) got their biggest win of the season with their third in the row in the Big 12. Cheap Fashion Shoes . SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. . LOUIS -- Cardinals cleanup hitter Allen Craig says hes recovered from a foot injury and ready to be put on St. The Warriors have put Saturdays 20-16 NRL golden point win against Penrith at Mt Smart Stadium down to one thing: aggression.Halfback Shaun Johnsons 89th minute wonder-try capped off a period of dominance for the hosts, who also had two earlier opportunities to put the game to bed.Hooker Issac Luke failed to pass to Johnson for a field goal attempt in the 83rd minute, while Johnson had a field goal charged down in the 87th minute before running over to score two minutes later.Skipper Ryan Hoffman said his side had made it their mission to ramp up the defensive pressure on Penrith.He was backed up by fullback Tuimoala Lolohea, who was left speechless by the result.We made a point of winning the aggression battle in golden point, Hoffman said.There was no panic there, doing a snapshot that gives the opposition seven tackles and gives them an opportunity.Coach Andrew McFadden said the golden point period was scrappy but was glad Lady Luck finally smiled upon the Warriors in miserable conditions in AucklandWe got ourselves into positioon a couple times and maybe we overplayed a little bit, but we probably were a little bit nervous, he said. Cheap Nike Shoes Authentic. Johnson, who shimmied past onrushing Panthers defenders to score next to the posts with less than a minute to spare, felt the forward pack had played their role to perfection by pinning the Panthers back.I thought the boys in the middle did a terrific job putting people like myself in that position to come up with plays like that, Johnson said.We stayed on task and defended really well, especially with the wind. Panthers coach Anthony Griffin said on Friday that the Warriors were due a golden-point victory, but was upset by the way his side lost their composure in extra time.His side turned over the ball too easily and failed to produce in attack.Unfortunately in golden point we hardly had any possession, we turned it over three times, Griffin said.In the end, thats a big lesson for us. ' ' ' 
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When the worst of it was over, Greenbrier employees came upon two bodies on the resort grounds, and they are draining a lake on the 16th fairway to search for more.Dating back to 1778, the 700-room resort with an iconic white facade has long been one of the jewels of West Virginias tourism industry, hosting presidents and royalty and holding a once-secret underground bunker built for Congress in case of nuclear attack during the Cold War.But on Tuesday, 300 of the neediest victims from the flood-ravaged area occupied the rooms, and the hotel was closed for business while it fed and sheltered the disaster refugees.West Virginians are tough, loving, prideful, good people. Theyll bond together, and Ive said this many times, theyll get through this, said billionaire Greenbrier owner Jim Justice, who threw open the place for use as a shelter.We wont forget it, and were not supposed to forget it. And well be scarred with it forever, but well survive it, and well figure it out.Fifteen people died in the resorts namesake county, Greenbrier, where many were swept away by swift, mucky floodwaters. A dead 14-year-old boy washed up against a maintenance shed at the resort, and the body of an elderly man was pulled from of a lake on the grounds.The Old White had been manicured to host some of golfs biggest names at a tournament starting July 7. The event was going to be free for the first time, and about 300,000 fans were expected. But then the rains began, and the water rose and kept rising.On Thursday evening, pro golfer Bubba Watson, who has a home at the resort, tweeted a video that showed that the course had become a flowing river of brown water.After the rain stopped, Justice checked out a high-water mark on the 15th hole, a record that was set in 1915. This flood topped it by 5 feet.The tournament has been canceled.The Greenbriers newly built chapel was filled with 4 feet of mud. At the tennis complex, mud coated a few levels of seats around the year-old center court. Water spilled into several areas of the resorts main building, but Justice said it might be able to reopen in a month or two.The golf course is another story. It might take a full year to bring Old White back into proper shape so the PGA Tour can come back in 2017 as expected, Justice said.In all honesty, the course will probably have to be completely redone, he said.The Greenbrier is also set to host the New Orleans Saints training camp starting in late July. The NFL team said it is still coming.Justice, a coal and agriculture magnate who is the Democratic nominee for governor in November, has put the campaign on hold for at least two weeks.Honest to Pete, thats the last thing that I need to be doing today, he said.Instead of campaign checks, money to help the victims is starting to roll in. Justices flood-relief charity, Neighbors Loving Neighbors, has received $600,000 in commitments in just a few days, include five-figure pledges from former NBA star and West Virginia native Jerry West, Rite Aid and a FirstEnergy executive, he said.As they grabbed a free lunch Tuesday, flood victims staying at the Greenbrier said they were grateful.Kenneth Hoke, 45, fled his home Thursday in Monroe County to stay at the Greenbrier with his wife, Melanie. By the time he left, water had crept up to the bottom of the stairs and was rising quickly. He hasnt been home since.We were hit pretty hard in the hollow, Hoke said. We lost everything we had. 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FRESNO, Calif. -- Cullen Russo scored seven points in the final 1:19 to give Fresno State just enough cushion to hold off UTSA 69-66 as both teams opened the season on Friday night.Russo, who also grabbed two defensive rebounds in the final minute, slammed home a dunk and had five free throws as the Bulldogs held on for the win.Trailing 58-48 with 3:43 left, UTSA made a late charge and closed to the final score when Nick Allen hit a 3 with five seconds left in the game.Russo led the Bulldogs, making a career-high 23 points, and grabbing 10 rebounds. Deven Marrero Jersey. He also was a career-high 10 of 12 from the free throw line. Paul Watson, who finished with 17 points, now has over 1,000 points in his career.Jaron Hopkins had seven points and dished out five assists and had five steals.Allen led UTSA with 17 points and 14 rebounds. ' ' ' 
NEW YORK -- When American swimming sensation Katie Ledecky added to her climbing total of career visits to NBCs Today show Monday -- this time to talk about how life has changed since she set two world records and won five medals at the Rio Summer Olympics, four of them gold -- she smiled and squirmed in her seat as the five hosts on the set took turns good-naturedly kidding her about her record-shattering start to her freshman year at Stanford University this fall. Venta De Nike Air Zoom .It already has included a 65-second rout in a 1,650-yard college invitational race Sunday in which Ledecky ... um ... beat the runner-up by four laps.Sooo, that basically means you get out of the pool, have coffee and a donut, and wait for everyone else to finish? TV host Savannah Guthrie needled.When the 19-year-old Ledecky was too polite or sheepish to parry back, the segment only got funnier.Wait -- she broke another record in just the last 20 seconds! Guthrie added.And on the way to the event tonight, shes going to break another record! Matt Lauer boomed, causing Ledecky to shake her head and blush again.Ledecky was in New York with 40 of her Olympic medal-winning teammates for USA Swimmings annual Golden Goggles Awards on Monday night, a black-tie year-end benefit that recognizes the U.S. teams best performances each year. Michael Phelps, Missy Franklin, Libby King and Maya DiRado were among the others who attended. Ryan Lochte did not.Ledecky has replaced Phelps as the most riveting figure in U.S. swimming. But as scintillating as her first three months at Stanford have been -- starting with the fact she set an NCAA or American record in every race she swam through Nov. 15 -- there was another woman sharing the red carpet with her at the Marriott Marquis hotel who was also impossible to ignore.That was Stanford teammate Simone Manuel, the first female African-American swimmer to win an individual event at an Olympic Games and, as of last weekend, the first person anywhere to beat the amazing Ledecky in her last 74 finals in a race above 100 meters.Manuel, a junior, defeated Ledecky on Saturday in the 200-yard freestyle during an invitational at Ohio State, clipping Ledecky by .26 of a second.No, I didnt know the [length of the streak], a surprised Ledecky said, grinning as if even she found it cool.I didnt know it, either, but its not like Im out of the park yet, Manuel joked, speaking a little further down the red carpet from where Ledecky was taking questions. I still have to race her every day in practice, at nationals, at NCAAs.Manuel was right. Its just a start. But dont overlook the significance of their head-to-head battles; their races should be fascinating -- maybe even transformative -- for both swimmers.With 10 Olympic medals already won between them, the 20-year-old Manuel and Ledecky could anchor the U.S. swim team for a few Olympics to come.I know I definitely want more, Manuel said.The idea of Ledecky, especially, finally having anything close to a true rival -- another female swimmer who can push her and beat her while training on the same team and sometimes in the same lane day in and day out, sets up an interesting dynamic for both women as they slowly start looking ahead to the 2020 Tokyo Games.I dont look at it like shes a frenemy, Ledecky laughed, pointing out she and Manuel were roommates in Rio, and have been roommates for four years at international meets, so were good buddies.We both love to race and we both love to compete. We race all the time in practice and Simone beats me at least a couple times a week [in sprints]. So its a great environment every day. And I dont consider it a loss when its my teammate thats beating me, anyway. Were both racing our hardest for Stanford and excited about what could follow.Ledeckys coaches are always looking for fresh challenges to throw her way. Shes been so peerless at the distance events for so long, there is talk now about dropping her down to the 100-meter free (Manuels gold-medal individual event in Rio), and maybe adding the 400 individual medley to the 200, 400, 800 and 1,600 events and world records she currently owns.Many argue Ledecky -- not LeBron James, Usain Bolt, Lionel Messi or anyone else you can name -- is the most dominant athlete in the world today. Its only news now when she doesnt win.Manuel shoulders a different set of challenges. Though she also won the gold in the 4x100 medley relay and silver in the 50 free and 4x100 freestyle relay in Rio, she said in the past that trying to become the first African-American to win any Olympic swimming medal was difficult for her at times, as if so much history weighed on every stroke. She was expansive on the topic in Rio, paying homage to groundbreakers that came before her and embracing a chance to weigh in on matters like police violence against African-Americans back in the United States.But Monday, she pulled back on the non-swimming topics a little.When an African-American reporter told Manuel shes now an icon and inspiration to their community and asked what kind of legacy she wants to leave outside the pool, Manuel said, Well, Im just 20 years old, so I havent really thought about the legacy I want to leave. I guess just making sure that people go after their dreams. That they can do anything.Later, Manuel admitted one of the many reasons she and Ledecky feel a kinship is because of the continuing expectation on them to do the extraordinary.We keep each other from thinking too much about the pressure of our races, Manuel said.She only smiled and said, Nah, when asked if she has ever been tempted to tell Ledecky to quit trying to have it all already, stick to the distance events, and leave the 100 or 200 freestyle to her. But then she did quickly add she does give Ledecky some mess about being a freshman.Ledecky already has taken much flak about getting lost on the Stanford campus, putting her swim cap on wrong, having some misadventures on the bicycle she uses to get around, and sometimes screwing up chores like putting the lane markers in the pool for team practices.The freshmen also have to bring up the towels, but they do that in shifts, so Katie knows when she has to do it, Manuel explained.The Great Katie Ledecky? Towel girl?Nodding now, Manuel deadpanned: Shes got it figured out.I wanted the college experience, Ledecky added. And so far, its been awesome. Nike Air Zoom Ofertas .Y. -- Injured Buffalo Sabres forward Marcus Foligno did not practice with the team Monday and head coach Ron Rolston said its unlikely hell play in Wednesdays season opener in Detroit. Nike Zoom Comprar Online . The team says the Spain international has a muscle pull in his right leg. Barcelona hosts third-division side Cartagena in the return leg of their round-of-32 tie after winning their first meeting 4-1. . The defending champion beat Gael Monfils of France 7-6 (6), 6-3, while second-seeded Andy Murray of Britain dispatched Edouard Roger-Vasselin, also of France, 6-3, 6-3. Making his first appearance since injuring his wrist a month ago, Del Potro had difficulty with his service games in the first set. Jacksonville Jaguars general manager Dave Caldwell viewed bringing in Greg Hardy for a workout last week as a fact-finding mission rather than an attempt to bolster their pass rush.Caldwell said Monday that the Jaguars didnt intend to sign Hardy after his two-day workout last Wednesday and Thursday but wanted to see him on the field and meet with him so they would have enough information about the free-agent defensive end should they decide to pursue him in the future.It was really to find out more about him so we dont have any questions going into the season, Caldwell said. Theres no what-ifs for us right now. There could have been a what-if Week 3, Week 4 or into the preseason, but we kind of have our questions answered as to our game plan for him.... It was an opportunity for us -- heres a guy that was a franchise defensive end two years ago sitting out on the street -- to bring him in, work him out and try to find out the facts where hes at, the truth behind everything that surrounds him and just do our homework.Caldwell said the team spoke with Hardy about his domestic violence conviction and eventual dismissal as well as events that transpired last season while he was a member of the Dallas Cowboys. However, Caldwell said he wouldnt go into the specifics of what the team asked and Hardys responses.We brought him in and he did a workout, Caldwell said. Its not often you get your chance to put your hands on a player of that caliber to work him out. So well just see where its at. We have no imminent plans of signing him at this point, but it was good to get him in here and find out about him.Hardy, 27, has 40 sacks in six seasons, including six last season. The Cowboys did not renew his contract, and he went unsigned during free agency.Hardy was suspended for the first four games of the 2015 season for violating the NFLs personal conduct policy in connection with a 2014 domestic violence incident. He was accused of assaulting theen-girlfriend Nicole Holder; he allegedly threw her into a bathtub and on a futon covered with guns and tried to choke her. Nike Air Zoom Baratas. A judge in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, found him guilty on charges of domestic violence in July 2014.Hardy denied the charges and said Holder was under the influence of alcohol and was angry because he told her to leave his home. He appealed the conviction, and the case was dismissed in February 2015 after prosecutors said they were unable to locate Holder. The prosecutors also said Holder had reached a settlement with Hardy.In addition, Hardy stirred controversy throughout the 2015 season with several comments, including saying he was going to come out guns blazing in his return to the field. Hardy also shoved an assistant coach and got into a shouting match on the sideline with Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant.Caldwell said he was aware of a potential public relations backlash if the team were to sign Hardy and said that decision would not be made lightly.Domestic violence is a serious issue, Caldwell said. Theres no place for it in the world, let alone the NFL. But I think for us, were going to do whats best for our team. We have 52 players that want to win. We have a coaching staff that wants to win as much as our fan base. Were going to turn over every rock, but not at any price.The Jaguars lack a veteran edge rusher and did have conversations with Hardys agent during free agency, but did not pursue him at that time.Jacksonville tried to sign Olivier Vernon in free agency, but he agreed to a five-year, $85 million deal with the New York Giants. The Jaguars top two edge rushers are Dante Fowler, Jr., who missed his rookie season in 2015 after suffering a torn left ACL on the first day of rookie minicamp, and rookie Yannick Ngakoue, the teams third-round draft pick. ' ' ' 
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