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TORONTO -- Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock rolled all four lines on Tuesday night. Wilt Chamberlain Lakers Jersey .He only really needed the top one, though.James van Riemsdyk scored three goals, Tyler Bozak had four assists and Mitch Marner had a goal and set up two more to help Toronto beat the Nashville Predators 6-2.Van Riemsdyk added an assist, and now he, Bozak and Marner are 1-2-3 in scoring for Toronto after combining for 11 points.Just the way we read off each other is getting better every game, the three of us have pretty good hockey sense, said van Riemsdyk, who leads the club with seven goals and 15 points in 16 games.I think the puck was following us as a line and I was fortunate for the bounces.Leo Komarov and William Nylander also scored to help Toronto improve to 6-2-0 at home.James Neal and Viktor Arvidsson scored for the Predators, who had their three-game winning streak halted.Frederik Andersen made 32 saves for Toronto, and Marek Mazanec stopped 26-of-32 shots for Nashville.Marner got it going with his sixth of the season, fighting off a check behind the net before curling out from the corner and beating a screened Mazanec 1:04 into the game.The 19-year-old rookie, listed at six-feet and 170 pounds, isnt surprising his linemates with what he can do physically on the ice. He also has 15 points in 16 contests.You know how good he is on his edges, you see it in practice, when he does it in games it doesnt surprise you, van Riemsdyk said. Hes good with his body position to come up with pucks and obviously hes got a good stick, too.Hes tenacious and doesnt back down from going into dirty areas.Van Riemsdyk scored 13 minutes later by carrying the puck across the blue line and beating Mazanec glove side with a snap shot.Neal scored nearly four minutes later off a cross-crease pass from Ryan Johansen, but van Riemsdyk restored the two-goal lead 7:52 into the second period. Bozak threw the puck toward the net from the corner and van Riemsdyk beat his man to deflect the puck over Mazanecs leg.Arvidsson, denied by Andersen on a great chance in the first period, finally finished one of his many opportunities with 3:51 left in the second, beating Andersen low glove side on a breakaway.Komarov scored 7:18 into the third by tipping Martin Marincins point shot, then van Riemsdyk capped his hat trick with a shot off a faceoff with 6:22 left. Nylander fired in his goal about two minutes later.Despite a lopsided score, Nashville coach Peter Laviolette thought his team deserved better.They got a quick one right off the bat, they got another one. I thought we had lots of chances to score goals, he said. They had a couple goals that were seeing-eye goals.We took as many attempts if not more but it didnt find its way through. They capitalized on their opportunities.Game notes F Peter Holland and D Connor Carrick and Frank Corrado were scratches for the Leafs. ... Nashville G Pekka Rinne is day to day with a lower-body injury. ... Mazanec made his second start of the season after he was recalled from Milwaukee of the AHL on Monday.UP NEXTPredators: At Ottawa on Thursday night in the middle game of a three-game trip.Maple Leafs: Host Florida on Thursday night. Jerry West Lakers Jersey .Y. -- Leading 3-0 with only 11:25 left, the Colorado Avalanche committed a seemingly meaningless penalty to give the New York Islanders a power play. Anthony Davis Jersey .Y. -- Buffalo Bills coach Doug Marrone has drawn on his Syracuse connections once again by hiring Rob Moore to take over as receivers coach. . -- Jimmie Johnson held off a teammate, passed a pair of Hall of Famers, and dominated once more at Dover. LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers couldnt figure out Boston knuckleballer Steven Wright, and Scott Kazmir couldnt stop the Red Sox.Justin Turner doubled in the first inning, and the Dodgers didnt get another hit until the eighth inning in a 9-0 loss to the Red Sox on Friday night.Kazmir (9-5) was roughed up for four runs and five hits by a Boston lineup that was missing slugger David Ortiz.I didnt approach it any different. I feel like I would have been in a good position if I was able to be effective with my pitches, Kazmir said. I just didnt pitch well. I was erratic. When I tried to throw inside, it was way inside. I was trying to pull it, and I just wasnt effective on the outside of the plate.Kazmir has lost two straight since a 13-start unbeaten streak.I was trying to get some outs with my cutter in and my changeup away, but as far as getting ahead of hitters, just throwing consistently quality pitches, it just wasnt there.The Dodgers have lost three of their last four games but still remain two games behind the Giants in the NL West.,Mookie Betts, Sandy Leon and Travis Shaw homered for the Red Sox. Wright, who was born in Torrance, Calif., pitched a three-hitter, striking out nine in his third complete game of the season.Wright (13-5) was greeted with a big bear hug from Ortiz after he put the finishing touches on his first career shutout.Its definitely nice to do it in a homecoming, said Wright, whose mom, dad, sister, brother and wife were in attendance. Watching Dodgers games is what I did growing up. To have an opportunity to pitch here was fun. To be able to throw my first complete-game shutout was icing on the cake.Newly acquired outfielder Josh Reddick has yet to get a hit as a Dodger. He was 0 for 4 with two strikeouts.I think that they all want to make an impression, and it seems like Josh (Reddick), tonight aside, the at-bats have been very good, Dave Roberts said. Very quality, hitting the ball hard, and still getting on base. I think he wants to get that first hit as a Dodger.It was a rough day for Reddick as he got his first taste of driving in Los Angeles traffic going to the stadium from Glendale, a Los Angeles suburb.For me it took four entrances and three wrong turns to get here, but I made it, Reddick said. Ill learn eventually.Hell surely get that first hit eventually, ttoo. Tyson Chandler Jersey. The Dodgers did well in how they honored Ortiz on his farewell tour in a pregame ceremony. Legendary broadcaster Vin Scully narrated a video tribute while Ortiz stood with former teammates Nomar Garciaparra, Adrian Gonzalez and Roberts.I think any time Vin is going to tell a story, its going to be impactful and its going to be meaningful, Red Sox manager John Farrell said. To highlight David the person, not so much the player.The Dodgers presented Ortiz with a $10,000 check to his foundation, The David Ortiz Childrens Fund. Gonzalez and his wife, Betsy, matched the donation.I dont want to say we take it for granted, but Davids impact in the community and the Dominican Republic is so far-reaching, Farrell added. Hes always there to help people and through the foundation hes impacted so many lives.Ortiz is expected back in the lineup Saturday. Hell play first base.Pedroia was hit by Kazmirs pitch in the shin in the third inning and is day-to-day. X-Rays on his shin were negative.TRAINERS ROOMRed Sox: Ryan Hanigan was forced to leave Thursday nights game against the Mariners after taking a pitch off his left ankle. For Friday night, he was available only in the case of an emergency. Boston claimed Bryan Holaday off waivers from the Texas Rangers to solidify its catching corps.Dodgers: Ace Clayton Kershaw (back) and outfielder Trayce Thompson (lower back) will both be out until at least September. ... Bud Norris (mid-back strain) will be placed on the disabled list to make room for Ross Stripling, who will start in his place on Saturday.MINOR LEAGUE WATCHDodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig has yet to report to Triple-A Oklahoma City. Roberts said he hadnt reported yet because hes still got some loose ends to tie up, but hell be there. When asked what those were, Roberts said: I dont know. Thats his business, right?UP NEXTRed Sox: LHP Eduardo Rodriguez (2-4, 5.91 ERA) has a 2.63 ERA in four starts since being recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket on July 16.Dodgers: RHP Ross Stripling (2-3, 4.14 ERA) gets his first start since May 19. He had a 1.54 ERA in four appearances as a reliever since and has also made five starts and one relief appearance in Triple-A. ' ' ' 
LOS ANGELES -- After taking two of three from the Boston Red Sox over the weekend, the Los Angeles Dodgers will try to keep the good times flowing when they host the Philadelphia Phillies for a three-game set beginning Monday. Ben Banogu Womens Jersey .Dodgers 19-year-old rookie Julio Urias (1-2, 4.98 ERA) will face Phillies right-hander Zach Eflin (3-4, 4.77 ERA) in the series opener.Urias, who has gone back and forth from Triple-A Oklahoma City to Los Angeles, appeared in relief for the Dodgers on Wednesday, allowing three runs in three innings in a loss to the Colorado Rockies. Urias hasnt won a start since beating the Milwaukee Brewers on June 19.He has never opposed the Phillies.Dodgers manager Dave Roberts was tight-lipped when asked if Urias would be on a pitch count.Hes going to go as long as I think he can go, Roberts said.Eflin, who will be facing the Dodgers for the first time, is 3-2 with a 4.28 ERA in his past seven starts with 22 strikeouts and 11 walks. However, he yielded a total of 13 runs in 10 innings in his past two outings, a road loss to the Miami Marlins on July 27 and a no-decision at home against the San Francisco Giants on Aug. 2.The Phillies (52-61) won two of three in a weekend series at San Diego. In a 6-5 win over the Padres on Sunday, the Phillies turned a triple play, the first one recorded at Petco Park.The big play to that game was the triple play, Philadelphia manager Pete Mackanin said. Were leading by one, two on, no one out ... and just like that, were out of the inning.Phillies reliever Edubray Ramos opened the bottom of the seventh by issuing back-to-back walks to Derek Norris and Jose Rondon. That brought up rookie Jabari Blash.The option there was the bunt, but I had the swing sign, Blash said.He swung and hit a one-hopper to Phillies third baseman Maikel Franco, who stepped on the bag to force Norris at third. Franco threw to second baseman Cesar Hernandez, who forced Rondon. Hernandez completed the play with a relay to first baseman Tommy Joseph to beat Blash to the bag.I tried to get down the line as quick as I could, Blash said.Rookie Rob Segedin was the headliner in Los Angeles 8-5 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Sunday. Segedin had four RBI, the first Dodger to ever do so in his major league debut.Justin Turner, Adrian Gonzalez and Enrique Hernandez hit home runs for the Dodgers, who closed within a game of the National League West-leading Giants. Gonzalez collected his 300th career homer.Its pretty cool to take a step back and enjoy it for a few hours and go back at it again tomorrow, said Gonzalez, who became the seventh active player to reach 300 home runs and 400 doubles. Alex Rodriguez, Adrian Beltre, Carlos Beltran, Albert Pujols, David Ortiz and Miguel Cabrera are the others.The Dodgers (62-49) will remain without Rich Hill through the Phillies series. The left-hander was bumped from starting Sunday because of another blister developing on his left middle finger. He is now scheduled to start Friday against the Pittsburgh Pirates.Hill, who is on the 15-day disabled list because of the first blister, has yet to make his initial start with the Dodgers since being obtained in a trade with the Oakland As on Aug. 1. Margus Hunt Colts Jersey . Manuel was offered a position the day he was fired. He accepted earlier this week and the team made the announcement Friday. Quenton Nelson Colts Jersey . Giroud, who wasnt in the starting lineup for two matches after allegations about his private life and a decline in form, scored twice in the first half. Tomas Rosickys chip made it 3-0 before half time at Emirates Stadium, while defender Laurent Koscielny scored an unmarked header in the second half. . And when it opened, every player was at his stall. Thats a sure sign that a team is in a slump and is searching for answers. "Its embarrassing to be at home and play the way we did," said defenceman Josh Gorges. MOSCOW -- Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday that therapeutic use exemptions for banned substances give an unfair advantage, and suggested athletes who use them should be excluded from major competitions.TUEs allow athletes with medical conditions to take medications that would usually be banned. Their use has been under scrutiny since a hacking group known as Fancy Bears released confidential World Anti-Doping Agency documents listing medical information for many athletes.We need to understand what to do about (TUEs), otherwise we could soon face all records and victories going only to people who are ill with, lets say, chronic illnesses, Putin said, speaking at a sports forum in Russia.Putin suggested putting restrictions on athletes with TUEs.Maybe they can be put in a special category, or their achievements, points, seconds and honors can be considered in a special way, he said.Travis Tygart, the CEO of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, called Putins stance laughable, as the entire world has agreed to allow athletes to use medication for documented health needs like birth control, acne, life-saving surgery or established asthma. When approved as required, Tygart said, none of the medicines gives a performance-enhancing advantage.It either shows a clear misunderstanding of the rules or its another attempt to smear innocent athletes in response to the uncovering of Russias state-sponsored doping system that gave athletes a tremendous performance advantage and corrupted the Sochi Olympic Games, Tygart said.Two independent investigations detailed state-sponsored doping inside the Russian sports program, one of which found evidence that dirty Russian urine samples at the Sochi Games had been exchanged with clean ones.At a later meeting Tuesday with sports officials, Putin said all TUEs should be made public, a move that could face significant resistance from athletes, as well as possible legal obstacles related to the confidentiality of medical records.A person should decide, does he want peoplee to know and does he want to do sport? Putin said. Kenny Moore Jersey. .If athletes dont want their medical status made public, then they shouldnt be competing in high-level sport.Putin did not address WADAs allegation that the documents were released by hackers linked to Russia. International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach said last month that he would ask the Russian authorities for help to put a stop to the hacking.The Fancy Bears group began posting medical records of Olympians online last month, with U.S. and British athletes making up a large proportion of those targeted. Only selected records have been released. It is not clear how many have been held back and for which reasons.Many of the athletes named in the files have said their medicines are necessary for their health, while others have pointed to TUEs issued as a result of a medical emergency such as a sudden collapse or anaphylactic shock. A substantial minority of the TUEs that were leaked date back several years and concern substances that were closely regulated at the time but are no longer considered potentially performance-enhancing if not abused.Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins use of a TUE for three injections of an anti-inflammatory drug has prompted scrutiny in Britain, though he denies gaining an advantage.Only one Russian, boxer Misha Aloyan, is among the dozens of athletes whose information has been leaked. However, many more Russian athletes are believed to have used TUEs.Putin said last month that we dont support what the hackers have been doing, but what they have done cant fail to attract public attention internationally.The leaks began a month after the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, from which many Russian athletes were banned following the investigations into state-sponsored doping. The entire weightlifting team was excluded, while only one track and field athlete was allowed to compete. ' ' ' 
England fly-half Owen Farrell could make his first appearance of the season when Saracens face Harlequins on Saturday. Asics Onitsuka Tiger España .Farrell suffered a back injury during the summer and has missed all three of the champions Aviva Premiership victories to date.Director of rugby Mark McCall insists he may be ready for the London derby at Twickenham Stoop, but Farrells England team-mate George Kruis is almost certainly out.Owen has trained and maybe has a chance for the weekend, well see how he is after Tuesdays training session. George didnt train, so hes unlikely, but well see how he is, McCall said.Both injuries are a little bit indeterminate. Theyre not those types of injuries where you have two weeks and youre back. Theyre both back injuries.Flanker Will Fraser could make his comeback from a double hip injury against Bristol on Friday week. Asics Noosa Tri 9 Comprar . Deulofeu injured a muscle in his right leg in Evertons 4-1 win over Fulham in the English Premier League on Saturday. Barcelona says that its team doctors will "co-ordinate" with Evertons medical staff as Deulofeu recovers. Asics Gt 2000 Mujer . 9. Price, heading to the 2014 Olympics for Canada, was named the First Star after posting wins in three starts with a 1.00 goals-against average and a .971 save percentage. . Louis Cardinals. Victorino is batting sixth and playing right field after missing two games because of back tightness. PHOENIX -- Ryan Schimpf toiled in the minors for seven years waiting for a chance to have a night like this.The 28-year-old rookie homered twice and the San Diego Padres beat Arizona 13-6 on Wednesday night to take two of three from the Diamondbacks.Schimpf has four major league home runs, three in the past two nights.Ive been working and preparing for this moment all the years I spent in the minor leagues, he said, just practicing and playing like I would be here at some point. Thats just kind of how Ive always played. Im definitely happy to be here and grateful for the opportunity.Schimpf was called up from Triple-A El Paso on June 14 to help an injury depleted infield. He was hitting .196 entering Wednesday nights game but manager Andy Green knew the 5-foot-9, 180-pounder could do better.Hes hit 20-plus (home runs) every year the last four years, Green said. It might not look like it in the package but hes got a lot of power.Yangervis Solarte drove in five runs, three on a homer, Wil Myers had three hits and drove in a run and Matt Kemp had a two-run single for the Padres, who scored 13 consecutive runs after Arizona took a 4-0 lead.Schimpf had a two-run shot off Shelby Miller in the Padres five-run fourth inning and a solo home run off Josh Collmenter in the ninth for his first career two-homer game.Miller (2-9) threw three scoreless innings, on one hit, before falling apart in the fourth. Miller, 0-7 at home, allowed six runs in five innings.It was almost like they got something on him, Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale said. It was five runs on 12 pitches. It was quick and they did a good job of getting on the early pitches. It was a tough one to watch. He was so good for three innings. it was like `Is this guy going to throw a nine-inning shutout tonight? then boom.Jose Dominguez (1-0) pitched 1 1/3 innings in relief of starter Colin Rea to get the win. The bases were loaded with two outs and the Padres up by one when Dominguez entered the game and struck out pinch-hitter Rickie Weeks Jr. Comprar Asics Noosa Tri 9 Mujer. with a 99 mph fastball.Green called that the biggest moment of the game.Solarte fell a triple shy of the cycle. His three-run homer came off Collmenter in the ninth. Solarte had a run-scoring single in the fourth and an RBI double in the fifth.Brandon Drury and Jake Lamb homered for the Diamondbacks, who finished a 2-7 homestand.Arizona fell to 15-32 at home and is in a virtual tie with San Diego for last place in the NL West.Through three innings, Miller threw just 34 pitches.But the wheels came off in the fourth. The Padres had four straight singles to start the inning and an RBI groundout before Schimpf sent Millers 2-0 pitch into the seats in left field.PADRES MOVESan Diego claimed RHP Jake Smith off waivers from the San Francisco Giants and assigned him to Double-A San Antonio.TRAINERS ROOMDiamondbacks: 2B Jean Segura left the game with a bruised left triceps after being hit by a pitch in the second inning. X-rays were negative. ... Hale said RHP Zack Greinke has thrown lightly with trainers in the training room. Hale said Greinke (strained left oblique) will get on the field when the team goes to San Francisco this week and just play catch and see how it feels.UP NEXTPadres: RHP Drew Pomeranz (7-7, 2.65 ERA) gets the start Thursday night when the Padres open a three-game series against the Dodgers in Los Angeles. RHP Hyun-Jin Ru will come off the DL to make his season debut for the Dodgers.Diamondbacks: Arizona has Thursday off. LHP Patrick Corbin (4-6, 4.90) starts Friday night in the opener of a three-game series in San Francisco. RHP Jeff Samardzija (8-5, 3.97) goes for the Giants. ' ' ' 
SANTA CLARA, Calif. Kendall Sheffield Falcons Jersey . -- A police union says it is again encouraging its officers to work at San Francisco 49ers home games despite statements about police by quarterback Colin Kaepernick. But the union emphasizes that the task is optional for officers, and has been all along.The Santa Clara Police Officers Association sent a letter to Mayor Lisa Gillmor on Thursday, saying it will encourage its officers to work the games. The letter thanked Gillmor for issuing a statement pointing out that the games are not a requirement.About 70 officers from the department work at each 49ers game and are paid as stadium security.Last week the union sent a letter to the 49ers saying some of its officers may boycott the games because of statements by Kaepernick about what he calls police brutality and racial injustice that have come with the quarterbacks refusal to stand for the national anthem. Deion Sanders Jersey . From filmmaker Nanette Burstein (On the Ropes), The Price of Gold revisits the saga that rocked the figure skating world ahead of the 1994 Lillehammer Olympic Winter Games: the assault on Nancy Kerrigan, and the plot that led its way back to her rival Tonya Harding. Takkarist McKinley Youth Jersey . After slipping from the summit during the week, the Gunners overcame struggling Crystal Palace 2-0 on Sunday thanks to Alex Oxlade-Chamberlains second-half brace. . -- Chicago Bears cornerback Tim Jennings was selected Monday to his second straight Pro Bowl, while guard Kyle Long made it after a solid rookie season. Western Bulldogs coach Luke Beveridge has been named by his peers as coach of the season for guiding the side to their first grand final in 55 years.Beveridge edged out the man who will be his adversary in Saturdays grand final, Sydneys John Longmire, to claim his second consecutive AFL Coaches Association (AFLCA) Allan Jeans senior coach of the year award on Tuesday evening.Greater Western Sydney coach Leon Cameron placed third after taking the Giants to their first finals series.Beveridge, in just his second year as senior coach, guided the Bulldogs to a preliminary final win over the Giants on Saturday night, paving the way for the side to attempt to win their first flag since 1954.Lukes is a terrific story, AFLCA chief Mark Brayshaw said.Apart from being a first class person whos admired by his peers, hes also a well-qualified professional who worked successfully outside AFL circles having coached his own team in the Victorian amateur competition before entering the AFL system. Steve Bartkowski Womens Jersey. .Lukes efforts this year - with great help from his coaching panel - are rightly acknowledged by the association.Former West Coast and Collingwood premiership coach Mick Malthouse - who started his senior coaching career at the Western Bulldogs - was added to the AFLCAs coaching legend list.Port Adelaide premiership coach Mark Williams received a lifetime achievement award. ' ' ' 
Vincent Kompanys hamstring may be the only thing to have bedeviled Pep Guardiola since he arrived at Manchester City. Khalil Mack Youth Jersey .Resigned to life without his talisman and towering central defender once more, Guardiola and City seek to maintain their perfect start by defeating Swansea City at Liberty Stadium for the second time in four days on Saturday.Kompany played his first match since May on Wednesday as Guardiola and the Citizens finally had their first-choice paring in central defence with Kompany and summer signing John Stones. Kompany was one of nine changes Guardiola made to his lineup following last Saturdays 4-0 thrashing of Bournemouth, but the Belgium international left the pitch in the final minutes of stoppage time in a frustrated and angry state in the 2-1 EFL Cup victory over Swansea after suffering what appeared to be a hamstring injury.The blow overshadowed a victory that has created another Manchester derby against United at Old Trafford next month in the round of 16 in the EFL Cup, and its the latest in a staggeringly long string of lower-body muscle injuries for Kompany. His last match prior to Wednesday ended early due to a thigh injury suffered in the Champions League semifinals defeat to Real Madrid.Hopefully it will not be a big problem. If hes injured, hes injured, he cannot stay on the pitch. Guardiola told Citys official website as he seemed to lament the situation more because Kompany was sharp in his season debut. The manager noted defensively he was so strong and he played really good.While the loss of Kompany is again a blow Manchester City (5-0-0) must absorb, there were positives as Guardiolas overturned XI enjoyed the run of play and got second-half goals from Gael Clichy and 19-year-old Aleix Garcia. It was the first start of the season for the starlet, one of six players Guardiola promoted from the teams developmental squad.The academy provides some good players like weve seen tonight, Clichy said. It was a good night for the young players and everybody is happy now.But the happiest of all players Saturday may be Sergio Aguero, who completed his three-match ban for elbowing West Hams Winston Reid by sitting out Wednesdays victory and is eligible to return. Aguero, who has run rampant with nine goals in just five matches has played only once since Aug. 28 -- scoring three goals in a 4-0 win over Borussia Monchengladbach on Sept. 14.The Argentina international, however, has yet to score at Liberty Stadium in four career matches. In fact, he has just two shots on goal in those contests and has never scored in Wales, also failing to find the back of the net in a match against Cardiff.As Aguero returns, Nolito will miss this match as he serves a red card suspension. That likely leaves space for Kelechi Iheanacho, who had goals in his previous three matches before being held off the scoresheet Wednesday and scored in both matches versus Swansea City last season.The Nigeria international, who also became just the 16th player to score 10 Premier League goals as a teenager, also was recalled to the Super Eagles roster for their World Cup qualifier at Zambia next month.While Manchester City have dealt with a bare minimum of adversity in the early going, Swansea City (1-1-3) are awash in struggles and drama entering a brutal stretch of schedule that will see them host Liverpool next weekend and come out of the international break at Arsenal.While the Swans acquitted themselves well in Wednesdays defeat and got a late consolation marker from Gylfi Sigurdsson, rumours are swirling in Wales that manager Francesco Guidolin is on the hot seat and there are divisions in the board room between chairman Huw Jenkins and new American majority owners Jason Levien and Steve Kaplan over whether there should be a change along the touchline.I am optimistic because I saw my players play a good game, Guidolin said after the match. Saturday against Manchester City will be more difficult than this. They had a very good team tonight even if they played without some players, but on Saturday there will be new important players here.Guidolin made a slew of changes following his sides 1-0 defeat to Southampton, most notably giving Leon Britton his season debut and letting the 34-year-old pull the strings in the midfield. Summer signing Borja Baston finally got his first start, and the Spaniard could be in line for his first Premier League start as well after looking comfortable and finding some creases against Man Citys backline.We started a little nervously, but we gained more confidence after Borja went close to scoring, centreback Mike van der Hoom told Swanseas official website. We did well in the first half, but it became more difficult when they scored the first goal -- it was a bad time to concede. If we had scored a little earlier, it would have given us more time to get an equaliser.We have to learn from this. We know how they play, and they know how we play. Its a new game on Saturday, and we hope for a better result.Manchester City are unbeaten in their last nine (7-2-0) in all competitions versus Swansea City and 8-2-1 all-time against the Swans. Despite getting only one point in their last six matches against the Citizens, the Swans have not been shut out in any of them while getting outscored 14-8. David Montgomery Womens Jersey . Its 1987 and a Brazilian playmaker, known as Mirandinha, is being paraded around St James Park to the passionate Newcastle fans. Roquan Smith Youth Jersey ., and Rudi Swiegers of Kipling, Sask., took sixth spot on Saturday in pairs at the NHK Trophy ISU Grand Prix figure skating competition. . Inter president Erick Thohir says in a club statement on Wednesday that Vidic is "one of the worlds best defenders and his qualities, international pedigree, and charisma will be an asset.Watch footage from Sporting Lisbons friendly clash against Manchester United in 2003, where a young Cristiano Ronaldo caught the eye of Sir Alex Ferguson. Ronaldo gave United defenders a torrid time in the August 2003 friendly, which marked the opening of the Estadio Jose Alvalade in the Portuguese capital as Sporting swapped their home kit for their away kit in the second half. Just five days later, the 18-year-old was a United player in a £12.2m deal. The game that made Ronaldo The 2003 friendly that set Cristiano Ronaldo on the path to superstardom. Sporting won the game 3-1, and the Real Madrid forward, who spent six fruitful years at Old Trafford under Ferguson, has described the night as perfect.  Ronaldo takes on Nicky Butt iin the 2003 friendly Ronaldo, who has won the Ballon dOr three times since, said: The first game that I played against Manchester United was an unbelievable game. Mike Ditka Bears Jersey. It was the perfect night, the perfect night.After the game some of my team-mates said: Listen, youre going to go to Manchester, trust me! Watch NOW TV Watch Sky Sports for just £6.99. No contract. Sir Alex Ferguson was there, and [they said] he wants to speak with you. I go to the dressing room, he introduced me to the players.Watch the footage, courtesy of MUTV, in the video above - Watch #CR7Live on Wednesday at 1pm on, Sky Sports Facebook page and on the Soccer AM You Tube Channel.  Also See: The game that made Ronaldo Ronaldo unlikely to retire at Real Premier League video Live on Sky ' ' ' 
MIAMI -- The Los Angeles Dodgers welcomed back their ace with open arms as Clayton Kershaw took the mound Friday for the first time in 75 days. Air Max 95 Blanche Pas Cher .Out since late June with a lower-back injury, the three-time Cy Young Award winner gave up two runs on five hits over three innings in the Dodgers 4-1 loss to the?Miami Marlins, throwing 66 pitches in the process.It was not vintage Kershaw by any means, but the left-hander still recorded five strikeouts, striking out the side in the second inning.He rated his outing as not great.I threw a lot of pitches. I was averaging 20-plus pitches an inning, so regardless if the pitch count was in effect or not, it probably would have been a short night, Kershaw said after the game. You try to look at the positives, and I got to pitch again, so thats good. But you dont want to be a detriment to the team, either. Ill definitely try and pitch a little deeper next time.Despite the short outing, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said he was happy to see his ace back on the mound.?There wasnt the sharpness we expected, the slider wasnt there, but just to see him on the mound was great, Roberts said. And in talking to him after the start, he came back into the dugout and said he felt good.Obviously every game is important, but for Clayton to be back on the mound, I think thats a win for us.Kershaw needed 14 pitches in the first inning, 29 in the second and 23 more in the third. He gave up a solo home run to J.T. Realmuto in the opening inning and an RBI single to Chris Johnson in the second. Kershaw gave up three hits in the second inning, including a comebacker up the middle from opposing pitcher Jose Fernandez that knocked him to the ground.Five of the last six outs Kershaw recorded were via strikeout. He exited trailing the Marlins 2-0.Asked whether it was realistic for him to regain his old form after a 75-day lull, Kershaw said, I dont get that luxury.Its not a perfect world, obviously. But at the same time, its September whatever-it-is and weve got a division to win, he said. While there might be some rough spots for me at times, there really cant be.Roberts said Kershaw wanted to go back out on the mound despite his struggles.He wants to finish every game he starts. So thats what makes him great. There was a little discussion, but he understood this was in his and our best interest, Roberts said.The short outing was not a complete surprise,considering the Dodgers are slowly building up his pitch count. In his only minor league rehab start earlier this week, Kershaw threw 34 pitches and then 15 more in the bullpen after his outing.Before he went to the disabled list with a mild disk herniation, Kershaw was 11-2 in 16 starts with a 1.79 ERA and had 145 strikeouts to just nine walks.It was the second time Kershaw has been on the disabled list in his career -- he also sat out more than a month at the outset of the 2014 season when he won both the National League Cy Young and MVP awards.Kershaw admitted he briefly thought about whether he would ever come back.?It definitely started creeping in my mind, Kershaw said. But you cant really think like that. I probably pouted for a day and got over it.It was a little unfortunate that I couldnt get out there for a couple more innings. But the arm feels good. The pitches werent great. But I dont think it was because I was tired or anything. It just wasnt a great night. Air Max 2019 Homme . -- An ugly goal by Nick Bonino helped the Anaheim Ducks overcome the defensive-minded Phoenix Coyotes on a night when their ragged power play continued to struggle. Air Max 270 White Volt . -- Claudio Bieler hadnt scored since early September, and not from the run of play since mid-July. . "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. FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- In many ways, the New England Patriots enter their 2016 training camp as close as theyve been in 19 months to ridding themselves of the cloud that has trailed them since the Deflategate saga began.They got a respite last season after Tom Brady was allowed to play when his appeal of a four-game suspension handed down by the league for his involvement in a scheme to underinflate footballs during the 2015 AFC championship game was overturned.The NFL challenged that ruling, and the leagues punishment was reinstated by an appeals court in April. That same court denied Bradys petition for a rehearing of its decision July 13, and Brady -- who will turn 39 on Aug. 3 -- finally decided to end his legal fight by announcing he would accept his suspension.It means the Patriots will open camp July 27 knowing the cornerstone of their franchise wont be available for the first quarter of the season. But it will allow them to use the unfavorable outcome to get a meaningful evaluation of Brady understudy Jimmy Garoppolo.The 24-year-old has Bradys 100-watt smile and similarly entered the NFL with an underrated college resume. But he has completed just 20 passes as a backup the past two years -- hardly the sample size the Patriots need to know whether he can be Bradys replacement long term.So what Garoppolo shows in camp, and during his upcoming four-game audition, will go a long way toward dictating that.Obviously experience always helps, but to be honest it really doesnt change much for me, Garoppolo said last month when asked if having gone through uncertainly last season surrounding Brady helped prepare him for this offseason. Whether it happened last year or didnt happen, Im pretty much going about it the same way, so just enjoying the process right now.Toss in preseason questions about New Englands running game as starter Dion Lewis works his way back from knee surgery, the offensive lines ability to bounce back following its own injury-plagued season, plus the addition of free agents like tight end Martellus Bennett, and it adds to the intrigue for a franchise that has made it to at least the AFC title game in each of the last five seasons.Here are some other things to watch for during Patriots training camp:ROOKIE WATCH: New England already has a ssolid core at cornerback in Logan Ryan and Malcolm Butler. Soldes Nike Homme Air Max 270 Flyknit "Oreo" Noir/Noir-Blanche AO1023-001. But the addition of rookie and former Alabama standout Cyrus Jones is huge in two key areas. Jones proved he had the skillset of a cover cornerback during his final college season, but look for Bill Belichick to take a long look at him on special teams. Jones shined as a punt returner in 2015, returning four for touchdowns on just 42 attempts.TWEAKING THE O-LINE: One of the lasting images of the Patriots AFC title game loss was Brady repeatedly having to pick himself up after enduring a barrage of Broncos knockdowns or sacks. The Patriots are hoping help has arrived via the draft with the additions of North Carolina State lineman Joe Thuney and Illinois guard Ted Karras. Thuney didnt allow a sack in an Atlantic Coast Conference game his entire senior year. Karras enters his first NFL training camp with lengthy football pedigree that includes seven members of his family that played football in the Big Ten, with four going on to NFL careers.GRONK GETS SOME COMPANY: New England has leaned on Rob Gronkowski over the past two years, and its at times taken its toll on the freewheeling tight end. The Patriots got him some company by trading for eight-year veteran Martellus Bennett. Bennett said hes adapting to New England, but hasnt lost the big personality hes become known for in various NFL locker rooms. Dr. Seuss said no one can be youer than you, Bennett said. So I can only be one person, so I just try to be who I am and dont change there.LEWIS RETURNS: This will be a big camp for the backfield. Not only is Lewis coming back from knee surgery, but LeGarrette Blount is coming back from a hip injury. After his first workout last month since his November surgery, Lewis said hes taking nothing for granted. Just cherish football, Lewis said. I love football and when Im away from it, it (stunk). So I told myself Im gonna work as hard as possible to be back as fast as possible, and Im just still trying to get better and stronger every day.---AP NFL website: and Kyle Hightower on Twitter at ' ' ' 
NEW YORK -- Oakland Athletics outfielder Coco Crisp has been suspended for one game for intentionally throwing his bat toward home plate umpire D. Randy Moss Youth Jersey .J. Reyburn.The bat hit Reyburns foot after Crisp struck out to end the fifth inning of Oaklands 3-1 victory Thursday night at Houston. Crisp was ejected following his third strikeout of the game.The suspension was announced Friday by Joe Garagiola Jr., the senior vice president of standards and on-field operations for Major League Baseball.Crisp apologized after the game and said he didnt mean for the bat to end up so close to Reyburn. He said: That was pretty bad. Just also to let him know that I didnt want it to come out where it was going to hit him.Crisp went 0 for 3 to end a 12-game hitting streak, which was the longest active streak in the majors. Dalvin Cook Womens Jersey .Y. -- Sabres defenceman Tyler Myers had no intention of changing his hard-hitting style before taking part in a disciplinary hearing for his illegal check to New Jersey forward Dainius Zubrus head. Alan Page Vikings Jersey . Mitch Holmberg added a goal and three assists. Connor Chartier also scored for the Chiefs (3-0-0). Luke Harrison spoiled Garrett Hughsons shutout bid with a power-play goal at 13:17 of the third period. The Spokane goaltender finished with 28 saves, including a Brandon Fushimi penalty shot in the second period that would have tied the game 1-1. .5 million, one-year contract on Friday. Hawkins, who turns 41 in December, will compete with Rex Brothers for the closers role at spring training. KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Kansas City Chiefs will get starting quarterback Alex Smith back for next Sundays game against the Carolina while linebacker Justin Houston could play for the first time this season against the Carolina Panthers.Chiefs coach Andy Reid made the decision that Smith wouldnt play in Sundays game against the Jacksonville Jaguars after the quarterback was removed twice from the previous game against the Colts with symptoms of a concussion.Both the Chiefs and Smith said he didnt have a concussion, but he was put through the NFLs protocol anyway and deactivated for the Jaguars game as a precaution.Chiefs chairman Clark Hunt said before Sundays game Smith had been cleared to play by independent doctors. Smith practiced last week, though with the scout team.There were no signs of anything, Reid said. It was just business as normal. Things like headaches or dizziness -- there was none of that. He went out and functioned well on the scout team part of it. There was no hesitation when bodies were flying around him. He wasnt flinching. They were all positive signs.Backup Nick Foles quarterbacked the Chiefs to a 19-14 victory against the Jaguars on Sunday.Houston will bee activated off the physically unable to perform list this week, making him eligible to play for the first time since having surgery in February to repair a balky ACL in his left knee. John Randle Jersey. Reid indicated a decision wouldnt be made on whether Houston would play against the Panthers until later in the week.Well see how he does this week, Reid said. Hell let me know on that, how he feels. Hes obviously been cleared to play, but theres more to it than that. Youve got to make sure youre right and you have opportunities to practice and get yourself back.Were not in a hurry there. We just want to make sure that hes safe going out there and playing. Im not sure we realize how severe of an injury he had there. This guy has really pushed through. His work ethic has really driven him to this point here. Hes been a beast on this thing. Its been fun to watch but tough for him to push through. Hes done great with it.Houston has practiced with the Chiefs for the past three weeks.Hes looked very good out there, Ill tell you, Reid said. Hes moving around [well]. ' ' ' 
ST. Solomon Thomas Jersey . LOUIS -- Milwaukees Ryan Braun fouled off the pitch he liked before coming through for the Brewers.Braun hit a solo home run in the ninth inning and the Brewers beat St. Louis 2-1 on Sunday, dropping the Cardinals back in the NL wild-card race.The Cardinals are a half-game behind the Mets for the second wild-card slot.Braun connected on a 3-2 fastball off Kevin Siegrist (5-3) for his 27th homer of the season and 19th in his career against the Cardinals.The 0-1 pitch was the best pitch to hit, said Braun, who fouled it off. It was better than the one I hit. The one I hit out was on the black in.Milwaukee manager Craig Counsell liked Brauns approach in the at-bat.He hit a couple of foul balls there where he took really good swings, Counsell said. Hes (Siegrest) tough on rightys, always has been. Braun got himself back in the count and he made a mistake. It was a no-doubter.St. Louis had tied it in the eighth when Matt Carpenter doubled and scored on Stephen Piscottys sacrifice fly off Tyler Thornburg (6-5).Thornburg struck out three in the ninth.We only used Thorny once in the last week so he was well rested, Counsell said. We gave him the extra outs. Hes got a great mentality in this role.The Cardinals fell to 32-39 at home this season.Its always disappointing, St. Louis manager Mike Matheny said. In these close games, you feel like you got a real shot and theyre always hard to swallow when it doesnt work out.The Brewers other run came in the first on singles by Scooter Gennett and Braun and a sacrifice fly from Chris Carter.Milwaukee had just four hits in the game, with Braun getting the only one after the fifth inning.Zach Davies pitched 7 1/3 innings and gave up one run on five hits while striking out seven and walking one.This is a game where you have to battle even harder, Davies said. Every pitch counts.Cardinals rookie Luke Weaver allowed three hits in six innings. He struck out eight with one walk.TRAINERS ROOMCardinals: RHP Michael Wacha, who has missed 29 games with shoulder inflammation, is scheduled to throw a bullpen session Monday. He threw one Friday.ACTIVATEDThe Cardinals activated All-Star shortstop Aledmys Diaz from the disabled list. Diaz, 26, had missed 36 games since he broke his right thumb when he was hit by a pitch from the Marlins Andrew Cashner. At the time he was injured, Diaz was hitting a team-leading .312 with 14 homers and 57 RBI in 96 games.ATTENDANCEThe Cardinals eclipsed the 3 million mark in attendance for the 13th consecutive year and joined the Los Angeles Dodgers as the second team to pass the figure this season. It is the 20th time overall St. Louis has passed the 3 million total.UP NEXTBrewers: Wiley Peralta (6-9) will face Cincinnatis Keyvius Sampson(0-1). Peralta, the opening day starter, earned a win in his last start Sept. 6 in a 12-5 victory over the Cubs.Cardinals: Mike Leake (9-9) will face Chicagos Kyle Hendricks (14-7) on Monday night at Busch Stadium. It will be Leakes 199th career start. He was activated from 15-day DL (shingles) before his last start on Sept. 7 and allowed three runs in 4 1/3 innings for no-decision in a 4-3 loss to Pittsburgh. Dee Ford Youth Jersey . 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. Solomon Thomas Womens Jersey .com) - Yankee Stadium is the home of the Bronx Bombers, but on Sunday afternoon it will open its gates to host the latest addition of the Hudson River Rivalry. . Self was acquired from the Buffalo Bandits in a trade for Alex Hill midway through last season, and made his debut in Rochester on March 16, 2013. LINCOLN, Neb. -- Glynn Watson Jr.s head was hurting Sunday. But that didnt stop him from scoring a career-high 23 points to lead Nebraska past Sacramento State 83-61.Glynn actually tonight had a bad headache, said Nebraska coach Tim Miles. I dont know if it was a migraine or not. But we had to take him out two or three times and get him hydrated and make sure he got medicine. If he can do that in that condition ... hes really good. Glynn is a guy thats a game changer.Watson didnt mention the headache after the game. Rather, he attributed his scoring to aggressive play.I just tried to play aggressive and execute our game plan, Watson said. That was basically what I tried to do, was play aggressive and try to get my teammates open. I had open shots so I took them, that was basically it.Watson kept Nebraska (1-0) in the game in the first half, tying his career-high with 17 points on 7 of 10 shots. The rest of the Huskers were just 9 of 29 in the half, earning them a halftime butt chewing from Miles.Nebraska opened the second period with a 9-2 run, going up 45-35 on Tai Websters driving layup with 17:22 left. That opening spurt was the game changer, said Sacramento State coach Brian Katz.We had a pretty good first half and the separation happened in the first five points of the second half, Katz said. They got five points in transition and went from 36-33 to 41-33, and I thought that was the difference in the game. The Huskers hit 10 of 12 shots in the first eight minutes of the second half, taking a 58-44 lead on Websters jumper with 12:233 remaining. Deion Sanders Jersey. I thought the second half was really good, Miles said. But they were pretty good early too. Unfortunately, we missed 12 shots within what, four feet in the first half. I was happy with the team. They came out and did what they had to do to win.Nebraska never trailed, but saw Sacramento State (0-2) tie the game at 31 on Jeff Wus basket with 2:01 left in the first half. Watson responded with a 3-point play to put the Huskers in the lead for good.THE BIG PICTURENebraska: Five of the 10 Huskers who took the floor Sunday were seeing their first action as Huskers. All five came off the bench. They scored just five points combined.Sacramento State: The Hornets hit 48 percent of their shots in the first half to stay close to the Huskers. But Sacramento State struggled from the field in the final 20 minutes, hitting just 9 of 26 attempts and only 2 of 12 from 3-point range.QUOTABLEMiles on Nebraskas first half play: We were just rushing on offense, there was no poise. It was like one, two passes and force your way in there. The reason we missed 12 shots (near the basket) was because they werent very good shots. You cant get an offensive rebound, puke on yourself, then try to put it back in there. It just seemed like we were playing mindless basketball.UP NEXTNebraska hosts the University of Mary, Miless alma mater, Tuesday.Sacramento State will host Antelope Valley Thursday in its home opener. ' ' ' 
OWINGS MILLS, Md. Fjallraven Kanken Classic Black . -- Baltimore Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta is lost for the season after undergoing hip surgery, a major blow to the teams bid to repeat as Super Bowl champions. Pitta was hurt Saturday, the third day of training camp, when he collided with safety James Ihedigbo in the back of the end zone while going for a pass from Joe Flacco. He was operated on Saturday night. "Dennis out for the year," coach John Harbaugh said Sunday. "Its the type of thing that hes not going to be able to come back from this year. Theres enough damage in there." Harbaugh said Baltimore wont know the full extent of Pittas injury until getting the results of a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) exam. But this much is certain: Pitta wont be part of the teams effort to win back-to-back titles. Pitta was one of the centerpieces of the Ravens offence during their run to a Super Bowl championship last season, and he was expected to take on an even bigger role this season after Baltimore traded top wide receiver Anquan Boldin during the spring. The 28-year old Pitta, a fourth-round pick of the Ravens in 2010, had 61 catches last year, second on the team behind only Boldin. His seven touchdowns ranked second among receivers behind Torrey Smith. Pitta also had 14 catches for 163 yards and three touchdowns in Baltimores four playoff games, including four catches for 26 yards in the Ravens 34-31 Super Bowl win over the San Francisco 49ers. Visanthe Shiancoe, a 33-year-old free agent, played in only four games last season with New England. But he played in all 16 games in each of the previous nine seasons -- the first four with the New York Giants and the next five with Minnesota. He has 243 career catches for 2,677 yards and 27 touchdowns. Shiancoe joined the team for practice Sunday and work Boldins old number, 81. Fjallraven Kanken Backpack Cheap . The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the Lions have not announced the hiring, which was first reported by ESPN. Lombardi, the grandson of former Green Bay Hall of Fame coach Vince Lombardi, has been an offensive assistant on Sean Paytons New Orleans staff since 2007. Fjallraven Sale Backpack .C. -- Chris Thorburn thinks one of the reasons the Winnipeg Jets have been successful under new coach Paul Maurice is that theyre playing together as a team. . Roman Josi had a goal and an assist to lead the Predators to a 4-1 victory over the Dallas Stars on Monday night. Week 13 is the last chance for most fantasy teams to make the playoffs, and owners will do it without any Browns or Titans on bye.If you know youve already made the playoffs, then your focus on the waiver wire should be handcuffs for your key players and upside bench depth with any remaining spots. One player you should definitely have a backup for is your quarterback. You dont want to be scouring the waiver wire for a substitute quarterback for your playoffs or championship game. Lets look at some of your better options on the wire for Week 13 and beyond.---RYAN FITZPATRICK (QB, Jets)Marcus Mariota owners need a starter for Week 13 and Fitzpatrick makes the most sense due to his matchup against the Colts. Only the Falcons allow more points to the quarterback position on average. Fitzgerald should pick apart the Colts non-existent secondary with ease, making him a solid streaming option.COLIN KAEPERNICK (QB, 49ers)Kaepernick appears again this week because his ownership numbers are still quite low and his average fantasy points per game is up to 25.9. He was actually the top quarterback for Week 12, scoring 38.1 fantasy points. Kaepernick is a perfect backup QB choice due to his high floor and the Niners schedule through the fantasy playoffs could make him a better starter than the quarterback on your roster now.KENNETH DIXON (RB, Ravens)Slowly but surely, Dixon has been chipping away at Terrance Wests playing time. He finally played more snaps than West in the Week 12 matchup against the Bengals. There is no doubt that he is more talented than West, and given the way things are going, Dixon is the Baltimore running back to own down the stretch.CHARLES SIMS (RB, Buccaneers)Tampa Bay designated Sims as their player to return from injured reserve and hes eligible to play Week 14. If youre looking for some depth in point-per-reception leagues, the Buccaneers play the Saints in Weeks 14 and 16. Only four teams allow more fantasy points to running backs than the lowly Saints.REX BURKHEAD (RB, Bengals)While Jeremy Hill was absent during Sundays game against the Ravens, Burkhead took over as the lead running back. He averaged 5.8 yards per carry and caught two passes for 19 yards. The Bengals are all but out of the playoff hunt, so Burkhead could see more action to audition for next season. If you own Hill, you should have Burkhead on your roster as a handcuff.TAYLOR GABRIEL (WR, Falcons)Gabriel appeared out of nowhere to catch four passes for 75 yards and a pair of touchdowns while fellow wide receiver Julio Jones was blanketed by cornerback Patrick Peterson. The Falcons have several soft matchups ahead and Jones wont be covered so well by other opponents. Still, Gabriel has earned QB Matt Ryans trust and could still put up solid numbers any given week. Hes more bust than boom but you could do worse for depth in deep leagues with PPR scoring. Fjallraven Backpack Clearance. DONTRELLE INMAN (WR, Chargers)Inman exploded in Week 12 with six receptions for 119 yards and a touchdown. Hes received at least six targets in each of the last six games and the Chargers play a terrible Browns team in Week 16, which is typically the championship game in most fantasy leagues. That makes Inman worthy of a roster spot now.MARQISE LEE (WR, Jaguars)With Allen Hurns injured, Lees place as the WR2 for Jacksonville is solidified. Lee has been targeted an average of seven times per game over the last four weeks, and hes responded with at least four receptions per game and a pair of touchdowns. The Jaguars have a tough schedule ahead, so dont rely on Lee for anything more than a flex play going forward.MALCOLM MITCHELL (WR, Patriots)Mitchell has emerged as the deep threat of choice for Tom Brady, especially when Rob Gronkowski is on the sidelines, as he has been for most of the last two games. During that span, Mitchell has received 12 targets and made nine receptions for 140 yards and three touchdowns. That kind of production gets Bill Belichicks attention and could lead to more opportunities for Mitchell down the line. Of course, predicting the Patriots offense is often futile but Mitchell is worthy of a roster spot as a boom or bust flex play.MARQUESS WILSON (WR, Bears)Chicago QB Matt Barkley settled on Wilson as his primary target in Week 12, and he responded with eight receptions and a touchdown. Most experts thought Cameron Meredith would be the top receiver while Alshon Jeffery served his suspension, but he hasnt done anything to deserve the designation, with more drops than anything else. Wilson is the receiver to own for at least the next few weeks until Jeffery returns.VERNON DAVIS (TE, Redskins)Jordan Reed is nursing a shoulder injury that could keep him sidelined for Week 13 and possibly longer. Davis has been productive as the TE2 for Washington and could very well be called upon to receive Davis targets if he cant play. Reed owners should pick Davis up as insurance and anyone unhappy with their TE performance should grab Davis for his upside.CAMERON BRATE (TE, Buccaneers)After touchdowns three weeks in a row (Weeks 8-10), Brate has been relatively quiet the last two weeks. However, those games were against some stiff defensive units. Brate should see plenty of action with New Orleans (Weeks 14 & 16) and the Cowboys (Week 15) on the docket, making him the tight end to own for the fantasy playoff and championship weeks.---This column was provided to The Associated Press by the Fantasy Sports Network, ' ' ' 
Its great to be the New England Patriots with Tom Brady at quarterback, even with Brady set to serve a four-game suspension. Mike Ditka Bears Jersey . Its greater still considering the Patriots face the NFLs weakest lineup of opposing quarterbacks.Plugging results from our 2016 QB Tier Rankings survey into the regular-season schedules for every team showed New England at one end and the Denver Broncos at the other. The quarterbacks Denver faces this season averaged 2.3 on the five-tier scale, roughly the equivalent of facing Matt Ryan every week. The Patriots opposing quarterbacks averaged about 3.1 in voting from 42 league insiders, more in line with Teddy Bridgewater or Ryan Tannehill.A few important notes before we get to the rankings: The San Francisco 49ers have not yet named a starting quarterback, so I averaged the ratings for Colin Kaepernick (3.83) and Blaine Gabbert (3.93) when calculating results for their opponents. I assumed Mark Sanchez (4.14) would start for Denver, figuring the rating for Trevor Siemian would be similar. Like Siemian, Patriots backup quarterback?Jimmy Garoppolo was not part of the survey. I assigned a 4.0 rating for teams facing the Patriots during Bradys suspension, which places Garoppolo between Gabbert and Sanchez.Heres a ranking of all 32 teams opposing quarterback lineups, starting with the toughest QB schedules:DOUBLE MATT DIVISIONThe first six teams listed face opposing quarterbacks with average tier ratings between 2.29 and 2.41, similar to playing QBs in the Matt Ryan to Matthew Stafford range.1. Denver BroncosOpposing QB average: 2.29Good news: Three of the four highest-rated QBs on the Broncos schedule -- Tom Brady, Cam Newton and Andrew Luck -- must visit Denver.Bad news: The Broncos play a league-low two games against QBs ranked outside the top 20 in average tier ranking. The lowest-rated QB on the defending Super Bowl champions schedule is Brock Osweiler, whom the Broncos allowed to reach the free-agent market and sign with Houston. Mike Ditka Womens Jersey . But when it comes to determining if Raymond will find a place on the Leafs roster when training camp concludes in a week, well, that decision will ultimately fall to the head coach. Tarik Cohen Jersey . -- Bobby Ryan helped the U. . Sgt. Eric ONeal says most of the arrests at Monday nights game were for public drunkenness, though one person was taken into custody on suspicion of trying to steal a seat from the stadium. RIO DE JANEIRO -- Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya smiled as he crossed the finish line and later directed cheering fans from the podium. The one color of Olympic medal he lacked in his illustrious career finally is his.Kipchoge grabbed the lead in the marathon Sunday around the 21-mile mark and finished off his first Olympic victory in this event in a time of 2 hours, 8 minutes and 44 seconds.Ive won my Olympic gold medal, Kipchoge said. It was the Olympic gold medal thats not [around] my neck.Kipchoges golden moment came was overshadowed by the silver medalist, Feyisa Lilesa, taking his opportunity to support protests back in his native Ethiopia. He crossed his wrists at the finish line, during the gift ceremony and again during the news conference in the symbol for the anti-government protests in Ethiopia.The nation has been marred by violence in recent weeks as government security forces have killed dozens of people amid protests over the nations decision to take over lands in the Oromia region. Protesters are calling for more freedom and an end of government brutality.Having relatives in prison meant Lilesa could not stay quiet on the Olympic stage, no matter the consequences.If I go back to Ethiopia, maybe they will kill me, Lilesa said. If not kill me, they will put me in prison. I have not decided yet, but maybe I will move to another country.Ethiopia says Lilesa will not face prosecution upon his return home.Government spokesman Getachew Reda told the state-affiliated Fana Broadcasting Corporate that Lilesa will be conferred a heroic welcome along with his team members.American Galen Rupp, running only his second marathon, added bronze to the silver he won in the 10,000 meters in London.Meb Keflezighi of the U.S. did some pushups at the finish line after slipping, having a little fun to celebrate his final Olympic marathon. Kefflezighi overcame multiple issues -- including a slip at the finish line -- to finish 33rd. Tarik Cohen Bears Jersey. Jared Ward, the third American runner, was sixth in a personal best.It wasnt like over-excessive celebration, Keflezighi said. Theres nothing to celebrate about. Im happy to finish my fourth Olympic games here, and Im OK with it.For Kipchoge, this is the victory that he missed in 2008 at the Beijing Games when he finished second and also in the 2004 Athens Games where he took bronze.The elusive gold medal came with a field of 155 runners -- the largest ever in an Olympic marathon -- starting in the rain from the Sambodromo stadium. The wet conditions meant spectators on the course were sparse in spots and caused several runners to re-tie shoelaces.At the 9-mile mark, 58 runners were within 10 seconds of the lead. Then runners started breaking away with Kipchoge, Rupp and Lilesa turned the marathon into a three-man race. Kipchoge later took charge with a kick that allowed him to finish 70 seconds ahead of Lilesa.Rupp finished in 2:10:05 -- 11 seconds behind Lilesa -- for a bronze that is the first American medal in this event since Keflezighi won silver in 2004. This also was the 32nd medal for the U.S. in track and field at the Rio Olympics.Rupp said the marathon is a special event that he didnt really understand until this year. His first was at the Olympic trials in Los Angeles.I definitely fought it a while, Rupp said. I was still stubborn, wanted to be a track runner and thought I could do both. I was just happy I was able to close it out the way I did.Yonas Kinde finished 90th in the marathon as a member of the refugee team. He fled Ethiopia fearing for his safety and now lives in Luxembourg. ' ' ' 
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