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Celtics Leigh Griffiths, Aberdeens Jonny Hayes and Dundee duo Kane Hemmings and Greg Stewart have been nominated for PFA Scotland Player of the Year 2015/16. John Carlson Jersey . Jason Cummings, John McGinn, Barrie McKay and Kieran Tierney are up for Scotlands Young Player of the Year gong. We take a closer look at all the nominees for this years top prizes. PFA Scotland Player of the Year nominationsLeigh Griffiths - Celtic (striker) Celtics Leigh Griffiths is targeting 40 goals for the season after being nominated for the PFA Scotland Player of the Year award The 25-year-old Edinburgh born striker continued the form he picked up in the second half of last season and has blown the competition out the water in this campaigns scoring charts. Griffiths has scored 38 goals in 50 appearances in all competitions, 29 of them in the Scottish Premiership. He is just six goals off equalling the record tally by a Celtic player in one league season with four games left to play. Brian McClair and Henrik Larsson hold the accolade with 35 goals in a top-flight season in Scotland. Griffiths would have to score 15 times in his final four ties of the season to match Larssons club record of 53 goals in all competitions in one season.Jonny Hayes - Aberdeen (winger) Jonny Hayes gave Aberdeen the lead in their top-of-the-table clash with Celtic Aberdeens Premiership title challenge may have ebbed away in recent weeks, but the consistent performances of Jonny Hayes has certainly been a key factor in their push up until now.The Republic of Ireland born winger has laid on 10 assists and scored 5 goals this campaign, including a stunning opener in Aberdeens win over Celtic in February.At 28 Hayes made his international debut as a substitute in Irelands friendly win over Switzerland in March. He then came off the bench again just days later in his countrys draw with Slovakia.Having been a constant in Derek McInnes team he has a real chance of being selected in Martin ONeills squad for the Euros.Kane Hemmings - Dundee (striker) Kane Hemmings netted twice as Dundee eased to a 2-0 victory over St Johnstone The former Rangers front-man is the first half of Dundees representation on this years awards list. For a club who failed in their primary goal (finishing in the top-6 of the Premiership) to get two nominations is an indication of how well these players have performed throughout 2015/16.The link-up shown between Hemmings and fellow nominee Greg Stewart has drawn particular praise.Scoring over twenty goals in any league is enough to spark interest from admiring clubs, but to notch 25 goals and seven assists for a side in the lower half of the Premiership is a great effort. Still only 24, Hemmings joined Dundee for a free from Barnsley after a spell with Cowdenbeath where he and Stewart began their striking relationship.Greg Stewart - Dundee (striker) Greg Stewart (left) holds off Gavin Gunning during Dundee v Dundee Utd Stewart is the only of this years candidates to have been up for the award at last years ceremony. A team-mate of Kane Hemmings at Cowdenbeath, the 26-year-old forward was signed for free by Paul Hartley at the start of last season. With the amount both Stewart and Hemmings have contributed to Dundee, getting both strikers in for free shows Hartley has an eye for a bargain. In his 38 appearances in all competitions this campaign Stewart has scored 11 goals and contributed 14 assists. His trademark cut in from the right on to his favoured left foot has caused defenders problems all season.PFA Scotland Young Player of the Year NominationsJason Cummings - Hibernian (Striker) Hibernians Jason Cummings celebrates after scoring the winning penalty Hibs have failed to win automatic promotion from the Scottish Championship in two attempts, but thats certainly not down to a lack of goals from their main striker. The 20-year-old scored 21 goals and laid on 10 more in all competitions in 2014/15, and has already netted 24 times this term. He went on a scoring spree in October and November, where he notched a goal in seven consecutive games. He has contributed at vital times in Hibs season, most notably against city rivals Hearts on their way to the Scottish Cup final. He may have missed when he attempted to replicate Antonín Panenkas famous penalty in the Scottish Cup semi-final against Dundee United, but thats simply a measure of the confidence he has in his own ability. John McGinn - Hibernian (Midfielder) John McGinn (left) against Christian Eriksen in McGinns debut for Scotland Around the time of last years PFA Scotland awards, the 21-year-old was involved in a training ground accident that saw Steven Thompson throw a spear into his thigh while at St Mirren.Instead of taking crutches to this seasons ceremony, McGinn could be picking up an award.He has thrived at Hibs under Alan Stubbs this season after leaving St Mirren. He has made 45 appearances in all competitions, scoring 4 times and laying on 9 assists. He has been a stalwart in the Scotland Under-21 squad in recent times which, along with his Hibs form, has earned him a senior debut for Gordon Strachan whilst playing in Scotland second division. That night he won the man of the match award for his display against Denmark.While his club have failed to win automatic promotion, McGinn has played his part in getting them to a League Cup final and has a Scottish Cup final against Rangers to look forward to.Barrie McKay - Rangers (Winger) Rangers Barrie McKay scored a great goal for Mark Warburtons side against Celtic As a 21-year-old Rangers fans have known about McKay for a few seasons. He first made his breakthrough in the first team when the club was playing in Scotlands lowest tier.He scored the first league goal for Rangers in the Old Third Division but fell out of favour in the following seasons.After spells on loan at Greenock Morton and Raith Rovers McKay has found a new lease of life under Mark Warburton, nine goals and 12 assists as part of a front three would attest to that.He has helped Rangers win the Championship title convincingly, lifted the Petrofac Training Cup and scored the goal of his life against Old Firm rivals Celtic in the Scottish Cup semi-final win. Kieran Tierney - Celtic (Defender) Kieran Tierney says his nomination for PFA Scotlands Young Player of the Year award tops off a great season Having only made his senior Celtic debut at the end of the 2014/15 season, the 18-year-old has had a crazy year by his own estimation. His career has progressed since coming on for the last 10 minutes against Dundee on 22 April, 2015 and replacing Emilio Izaguirre as Celtics first choice left-back.A Scotland debut at 18 and being an ever-present in Ronny Deilas ever-changing back-four are just a couple of instances of how he has developed in a short space of time. He may not have scored a senior goal yet but he has eight assists and 13 clean sheets in 30 appearances for club and country. The PFA Scotland Player of the Year is voted for by fellow Premiership professionals. The Young Player of the Year nominees are voted for by  players from all four of Scotlands divisions. Hear from all the nominees of Sky Sports News HQ this afternoon. Also See: Glasgow derby for Wembley? McIntyre heads award shortlist PFA Scotland Goal of the Season 2016 Petrov plans football comeback Lars Eller Capitals Jersey . PETERSBURG, Fla. Jaromir Jagr Capitals Jersey .C. Lions has come to an end. Banks told TSN on Jan 2 that he had no interest in playing out the option year of his contract with the Lions in 2014, and he again made that clear in a conversation with Lions GM Wally Buono last week. http://www.capitalsteamstoreonline.com/authentic-jonas-siegenthaler-capitals-jersey/ . Jon Montgomerys gold medal in skeleton at the Whistler Sliding Centre and his subsequent auctioning off of a pitcher of beer in the village square elevated him to folk-hero status. RECIFE, Brazil -- Moments after Tahiti succumbed to its third rout in three matches, the fans in Brazil really started to cheer for the team that never stood a chance. The South Pacific islanders enjoyed overwhelming support throughout the Confederations Cup, but the adulation reached a climax Sunday following Tahitis 8-0 loss to Group B rival Uruguay. Thats when the substitutes walked onto the field at the Arena Pernambuco carrying Brazilian flags and unfurling a large green and white banner with "Obrigado Brasil" printed on it. In English, that means "Thank You Brazil." "Weve been really pleasantly surprised by the love shown to us by the Brazilian public. Theyve supported us to the end," Tahiti forward Steevy Chong Hue said. "And wed like to thank them from the bottom of our hearts." Tahiti, a team of mostly amateur players who won the Oceania Nations Cup to qualify for the World Cup warm-up tournament, has been the adopted team of the Brazilian public. The purveyors of the "Beautiful Game" have been won over by Tahitis attack-minded pluckiness against insurmountable odds in matches against Nigeria, Spain and Uruguay. In those three matches, Tahiti was outscored 24-1. "Weve been routed three times. Weve been defeated," Chong Hue said. "But what was important for us was to represent our country and our values." For Uruguay, the point of Sundays match was to win and reach the semifinals. They did that, getting four goals from Abel Hernandez and two from second-half substitute Luis Suarez. The World Cup semifinalists, who left strikers Diego Forlan and Edinson Cavani on the bench, will play Brazil in the semifinals on Wednesday in Belo Horizonte. "Fortunately for us, what had to happen, happened," Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez said. Hernandez scored a first-half hat trick and added a penalty in the second half. Diego Perez and Nicolas Lodeiro also scored for the South American champions. Hernandezs first goal, a header which came 1 minute, 19 secconds into the match, is the fastest to be scored in the history of the World Cup warm-up tournament, according to FIFA. Nicklas Backstrom Jersey. But Tahiti goalkeeper Gilbert Meriel stopped the final score from getting worse by saving a penalty from Andres Scotti in the 50th minute. One minute later, Scotti was sent off with a second yellow card. Tahiti even managed to create a few chances, perhaps the best when Marama Vahirua, the teams only professional football player, shot at Uruguay goalkeeper Martin Silva in the 34th for an easy save. "My players really played with their souls, with all their hearts. This is what was important for us," Tahiti coach Eddie Etaeta said. "At the end of the game today, they made a point of thanking the Brazilian public ... This is what we will take back with us from Brazil." Earlier in the half, Tahiti defender Teheivarii Ludivion was given a yellow card in the eighth minute for bringing down Matias Aguirregaray, the first caution the team had received at the tournament. He was then sent off for a second yellow in the 59th. Chong Hue and Tahiti captain Nicolas Vallar also received yellow cards. "During the game you get carried away," Chong Hue said. "We shouldnt regret anything." Meriel, who dived to his left to stop Scottis penalty and then scrambled to control the loose ball, was the third different goalkeeper to start for Tahiti in the teams three matches at the competition. Xavier Samin played in the 6-1 loss to Nigeria in the opening match last Monday, and Mikael Roche was in goal for the 10-0 drubbing against Spain on Thursday. Those three losses, however, wont be as memorable for the Tahitians as just being in Brazil to take part in a major tournament against some of the worlds best players. "Its a real dream for us, because three, four, five years ago we would never have imagined being here playing with the best players in the world," Chong Hue said. "Its been a great pleasure to play these countries, these players." ' ' ' 
Queensland have named former television executive Max Walters as the states new chief executive, replacing the interim CEO, Michael Kasprowicz. Zack Wheeler Jersey .Walters, who has served as managing director of Channel Seven in Brisbane for the past 12 years, also played 13 Sheffield Shield matches for Queensland between 1975 and 1979, making one century.The Bulls had been left searching for a new CEO earlier this year following the sudden departure of Geoff Cockerill, well before his contract was due to expire. Kasprowicz stepped away temporarily from his Cricket Australia board directorship to do the job till a permanent replacement was found.I thoroughly enjoyed my career with Seven and in the television industry, but I am very enthused about joining Queensland Cricket in this role, Walters said. Cricket is in an enviable position at the moment and there are many opportunities and ventures that lie ahead which will be exciting to be a part of. Queensland Cricket has transformed over the years into a dynamic business, but it still retains many of the qualities that I recall fondly.The game has played an important role in my life, both professionally and personally, and so being able to focus on it again will be both challenging and rewarding.Largely due to difficulties created by its diffuse population spread across many mid-sized communities spanning a wide geographical area, Queensland has been a focus of pointed funding and development work at Cricket Australia, particularly after the move to an independent board of directors and more sophisticated financial distribution model in 2012.Targeted CA funding has been aimed at better identifying and supporting cricket talent across the state, with the current chairman David Peever, a Queenslander, emphasising the importance of grass roots investment. Queensland Cricket was able to announce a modest operating profit at the associations AGM in Brisbane on Tuesday evening. Nolan Ryan Jersey . It was the kind of score that might make everyone else wonder which course he was playing. Except that Graeme McDowell saw the whole thing. Crouched behind the 10th green at Sheshan International, McDowell looked over at the powerful American and said, "Ive probably seen 18 of the best drives Ive seen all year in the last two days. Tug McGraw Jersey . -- Josh Sterk scored once and set up two more as the Oshawa Generals edged the visiting Belleville Bulls 3-2 on Friday in Ontario Hockey League action. http://www.metsbaseballauthentic.com/brandon-nimmo-mets-jersey/ . -- PGA TOUR Canada member Steve Saunders took a three-stroke lead Saturday in the Web. MILWAUKEE -- The Milwaukee Bucks have signed free agent guard/forward Xavier Henry to the training camp roster.The Bucks announced the signing Monday. Contract terms were not disclosed.The 25-year-old Henry most recently spent time in the NBA with the Los Angeles Lakers, where he appeared in nine games during the 2014-15 season, averaging 2.2 points in 9.6 minutes per game. Last season Henry played in nine games withh Santa Cruz of the NBA D-League where he averaged 15. Dwight Gooden Jersey. 6 points and 2.9 rebounds in 18.8 minutes per game.The 6-foot-6 native of Gent, Belgium, was drafted out of Kansas by the Memphis Grizzles with the 12th overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft. He also has played for New Orleans. ' ' ' 
RIO DE JANEIRO -- In a display that would have made Vince McMahon proud, a pair of Mongolian wrestling coaches stripped off their clothing in a protest of a call by officials that gave the bronze medal to Uzbekistans Ikhtiyor Navruzov on Sunday afternoon. Albert Almora Jr Jersey .This was a protest. There was a problem with the refereeing, said Byambarenchin Bayarra, one of the Mongolian coaches. The Mongolian wrestler won 7-6 and he lost because of this [judges decision]. This is the only time in history of wrestling with point penalty.With about seven seconds left in the match, Mongolias Mandakhnaran Ganzorig began running around the mat, waving his arms in front of Navruzov in celebration of his impending victory. When the final buzzer sounded, Ganzorig fell to the mat in celebration. His coaches covered him in the Mongolian flag.But officials penalized Ganzorig for his late-match antics, calling him for fleeing the hold by not engaging in the matchs final seconds. That made it 7-7. The Mongolians protested the call and lost, giving another point to Navruzov to make it an 8-7 final.As Ganzorig rolled around the mat in frustration, one of his coaches stomped to the judges table and slammed his hands on the mat. Then he ripped his shirt off, flexed his muscles and roared, much to the delight of the crowd. From there, a second Mongolian coach came over, pulled his shirt off and then went one step further and dropped his pants. He picked up his pile of clothes and dumped them on the judges table.At the same time, the Uzbekistan coaches brought out their own flag and draped it around Navruzov as Ganzorig sobbed.Both Mongolian coaches refused to leave the mat until they were escorted by the Brazilian National Public Security Force.The referees were not good, Bayarra said. They only supported the Uzbek. ?After the challenge for five seconds we win, and we are very happy for this medal.Three million people in Mongolian waited for this bronze medal and now we have no medal. Carlos Zambrano Jersey . But what about the officials? Every sport has officials and they also have stories about hard work and sacrifice but their accomplishments are seldom recognized by anyone outside their inner circle. Daniel Descalso Jersey .B. - Sebastien Auger made 44 saves as the Saint John Sea Dogs edged the visiting Acadie-Bathurst Titan 2-1 on Saturday in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League action. http://www.thecubsteamshop.com/Cubs-Albert-Almora-Jr-Kids-Jersey/ . Dukurs winning time was 1 minute, 45.76 seconds, a quarter-second better than Russias Alexander Tretiakov. Lativas Tomass Dukurs was third, 1.41 seconds off the pace. Jon Montgomery of Eckville, Alta. Welcome to Week 10! Were down to four teams on bye this week, but in combination with the injuries, there are still difficult choices for fantasy owners. The teams on bye this week are the Buffalo Bills, Detroit Lions, Indianapolis Colts and the Oakland Raiders, while the Cleveland Browns and Baltimore Ravens have already played on Thursday (as the Browns lost yet another game while offering little in the way of fantasy point production).Injury concerns regarding players heading into the Sunday and Monday games can be critical. Each Saturday, this entry will be dedicated to each player who appears on the official weekly NFL game status injury report and how his status might impact fantasy teams.For those who might be new to this feature: Injury reports provide some insight into a players status. The NFL requires teams to submit practice injury reports several times a week, identifying the body part that is involved in the injury. This year, there has been a change in the language of injury reporting, per the league office. The most notable change is the removal of the probable designation. For more detailed information on the changes and what they mean, click here.Early in the week, the practice injury reports indicate whether a player did not practice, was limited in practice or was a full participant in practice. On Fridays, all teams file a game status injury report assigning one of the following designations: questionable, doubtful or out. The designations listed here reflect the injury reports filed with the league office Friday evening. Teams playing Monday night do not have to issue their designations until Saturday. The explanation for each designation is as follows:Out: This is the easy one: The guy is not playing this week.Questionable (Q): This remains the most dreaded player designation. By definition it means a player is uncertain to play. How uncertain is uncertain? There is no percentage or measurement scale, so this classification remains rather vague. Whether a player ends up active or inactive often comes down to a game-time decision based on how he feels on game-day morning or how he performs during warm-ups. Final inactives are due 90 minutes before kickoff.Doubtful (D): The doubtful designation means a player is unlikely to play that week. Rarely does a player labeled as doubtful end up playing, unless he experiences a major turnaround before game time.Each week in this Saturday feature, we run down a list of key fantasy players, by position, who appear in the Friday injury report, along with the injured body part as listed on the report, player status and any relevant developments or insight. The primary fantasy positions are covered (quarterback, running back, wide receiver and tight end).This year, at the end of each positional section, there is a subgroup of players: Players off game status injury report. The probable tag no longer exists, so players who would have been listed as probable in previous years are now simply removed from the report. This means there will be players who appear in the practice injury reports during the week but will not appear on the game-status report Friday, since they are presumed active for game day. They are included in this article so that fantasy owners can see where players who were on the practice injury report during the week have been upgraded in advance of the games.At the end, key fantasy players listed Friday as out for the weeks games will appear as a group.QuarterbacksRyan Fitzpatrick, New York Jets, knee, (Q): Fitzpatrick sprained the MCL in his left knee in Week 9 and coach Todd Bowles was clear: Fitzpatrick needed to practice in order to play Sunday. Practice he did, albeit on a limited basis daily. Although he is listed as questionable, ESPN.coms Rich Cimini makes the case for Fitzpatrick to be the likely starter. Still, Bowles has made it a game-time decision so fantasy owners who are rolling the dice with Fitzpatrick may want to wait until the team announces pregame inactives.Tony Romo, Dallas Cowboys, back, (Q): It really doesnt matter for fantasy purposes whether Romo is active for this game or not as it clearly remains Dak Prescotts job for the time being. Still, this is a huge development from a health perspective. Romo has been medically cleared and returned to three consecutive days of full participation in practice after sitting out the first half of the season recovering from an L1 vertebral compression fracture. Even when he was playing regularly in recent history, we didnt see Romo practice three days in a row. The team has indicated they will wait until Sunday morning to determine whether he is active for this game. If nothing else, the Cowboys are close to having two healthy, capable quarterbacks, something any number of other teams would welcome at this point of the season.Players Off Game Status Injury Report:Alex Smith, QB, Kansas City Chiefs, head/ear: Smith sat out the Week 9 contest in what the Chiefs described as a precautionary move, but he resumed full practice immediately this week. The team announced Monday that Smith would be the starter, so his removal from the game status injury report comes as no surprise.Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers, knee: Roethlisberger returned to the playing field in Week 9, just three weeks after arthroscopic surgery on his left knee to address a meniscal tear. He was rusty to start but improved as the game progressed. His mobility may not be what it once was, but he proved he could get through an entire game without a setback. Another week removed from surgery can only be a good thing, as is the fact that Roethlisberger was able to practice in full all week. His removal from the game status injury report proves the team has no concerns about his Sunday status.Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks, knee: The only body part still listed next to Wilsons name is knee and even that continues to improve. On Monday night, Wilson looked as good as he has since the season started, a clear reflection of his improving health. While he may not yet be 100 percent, his performance in Week 9 should instill more confidence that he can continue to improve in the second half. This week the Seahawks travel east to face the Patriots, not the easiest task, but Wilsons schedule is pretty appealing thereafter.Running BacksDoug Martin, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, hamstring, (Q): Will this be the week we see the re-emergence of Martin? It appears that way, although its unclear just how much work Martin would handle in his first outing in two months. Out since Week 2 with a hamstring injury (his absence was extended by an aggravation of the original injury during a workout before the Week 5 Monday night game), Martin was in practice each day this week, culminating in a full practice effort Friday. Listed as questionable for the Week 10 game, Martins status was expected to be formally determined over the weekend leading up to a game-time announcement. The Tampa Bay Times is reporting Martin will indeed be active Sunday against the Bears.Todd Gurley, Los Angeles Rams, thigh, (Q): Gurley cropped up on the injury report with an unspecified thigh injury, and it kept him off the practice field Wednesday. Although he was also listed as a non-participant Thursday, the team did not conduct a practice, so this was merely a projection. Gurley returned Friday and posted a full practice, an encouraging sign. He traveled east with the team and the expectation, barring a surprise, is that he will play. The bigger challenge may be facing a stalwart Jets run defense.Carlos Hyde, San Francisco 49ers, shoulder, (Q): Hyde remained in a non-contact blue jersey in practice throughout the week and was listed as limited. He has said his shoulder continues to feel better, his range of motion has improved and he has raised his activity level somewhat, including hitting the blocking sled Thursday for the first time since his Week 6 injury. Still, there remains some doubt as to his game status since coach Chip Kelly indicated the medical staff will not make a decision until Sunday morning. Fantasy owners who are considering using Hyde should have a backup plan in place. This is a late game with kickoff at 4:25 p.m. ET.James Starks, Green Bay Packers, knee, (Q): It appears Starks has a chance to make his return from arthroscopic knee surgery on Sunday after practicing on a daily basis, albeit in limited fashion. Coach Mike McCarthy has praised Starks efforts in practice, but his Sunday status will still come down to a game-time decision. As ESPN.coms Rob Demovsky points out, the Packers may ease Starks back into action and continue to rely heavily on Ty Montgomery. Fantasy owners considering using Starks will want to check pregame inactives and temper expectations if Starks is indeed active.Christine Michael, Seattle Seahawks, hamstring, (Q): Surprise! Michael was a very late addition to the injury report when a hamstring injury turned up for him on Friday, leaving his Sunday status in doubt. With Rawls still out, the run game looks to be primarily in the hands of C.J. Prosise this week, even as coach Pete Carroll was already hinting at increased touches for him.Players Off Game Status Injury Report: Spencer Ware, Kansas City Chiefs, concussion: Ware was cleared to play earlier in the week. After a week of full practices, Ware is expected to play without limitation Sunday.Lamar Miller, Houston Texans, shoulder: Miller played in Week 8, sprained shoulder and all. He wasnt at full strength, but he still managed to get in the end zone. The bye week came at the perfect time for him, allowing him to return to practice each day this week (limited Wednesday and Thursday, full on Friday). His removal from the game status injury report indicates he is expected to play against the Jaguars.Jerick McKinnon, ankle and Ronnie Hillman, heel, Minnesota Vikings: McKinnon overcame an ankle injury that kept him out of practice early last week to play in the Week 9 contest. His production was limited however (just eight yards on seven carries) and he was in a workload share with Ronnie Hillman and Matt Asiata. McKinnons ankle has improved to the point where he was a full participant in practice throughout the week and he was removed from the game status injury report. Still, its hard to predict how the division of carries will play out this week against Washington. As for Hillman, he appeared on the practice injury report but participated fully all week and is removed from the game status injury report. Expect McKinnon, Hillman and Asiata to all see time on the field.Devontae Booker, Denver Broncos, shoulder: Booker played in Week 9 after sustaining a bruised shoulder the week before and had no reported setbacks. He was a full participant in practice throughout the week, and his removal from the game status injury report comes as no surprise.KaDeem Carey, Chicago Bears, illness: Carey appeared on the injury report due to illness and missed a practice day Wednesday. He was back in full practice Thursday and Friday, however, and is off the game status injury report.Matt Forte, New York Jets, knee: This is now familiar; Forte has a light day Wednesday, then a full day Thursday and Friday. He is expected to make his usual start Sunday.DeMarco Murray, toe and Derrick Henry, calf, Tennessee Titans: The surprise here is Henry, who didnt participate in practice until Friday. Henry strained his calf in pregame warmups last Sunday and was held out of the game. It may be that the decision to restt him in Week 9 aided in his quick recovery. Kyle Schwarber Cubs Jersey. Henry was back as a full participant in Fridays practice, and the team has enough confidence in his health to completely remove him from the game status injury report.Murray has been on the injury report for a couple weeks now with a right toe injury. This week, coach Mike Mularkey said Murrays toe is improving but still painful, given the repeated planting and cutting he subjects it to while playing. Murray was given an off day Wednesday, had a limited practice Thursday and returned to full work Friday. There is no reason to expect him to suddenly give up a dramatic portion of the workload unless he sustains an in-game setback (or another injury). But the insurance Henry provides has to give the Titans some peace of mind, and it wouldnt be surprising to see him at least get some spot work this week.Wide ReceiversDez Bryant, Dallas Cowboys, knee, (Q): It seems a bit odd that Bryant continues to be listed as questionable because of his knee since he has already played in two games since the injury and he has practiced without limitation all week. There have been no hints out of Dallas that Bryant is expected to do anything other than suit up and play.Allen Hurns, Jacksonville Jaguars, concussion, (Q): Hurns sat out Wednesdays practice with a concussion but received clearance to return to limited practice Thursday. He was again a limited participant Friday but had yet to receive full clearance for game play, hence the questionable designation. As of now, his status remains uncertain. This is an early game Sunday, so there will be time for fantasy owners to make a roster change if Hurns cannot go.Will Fuller V, Houston Texans, knee, (Q): Fuller exited the Week 8 game against the Lions with a knee injury. Despite the bye week in the interim, Fuller was limited in practice throughout this week. Between Braxton Miller taking increased practice reps with the first team and coach Bill OBrien saying early in the week that Fuller could be a game-time call, its hard to feel confident about his questionable status. Fantasy owners may want to look elsewhere.Travis Benjamin, knee, (D) and Tyrell Williams, knee, (Q), San Diego Chargers: It is clear that Benjamin is struggling with his PCL-injured knee. Visibly in and out of last weeks contest, he was a non-participant in practice the entire week, a downgrade from what he has done in the past. The doubtful designation certainly makes it appear he will not be available for the Chargers Sunday.Williams had a more typical week. He was not in practice Wednesday but returned to limited work Thursday and Friday. Given that he has played through the questionable tag for several weeks, it stands to reason Williams will do the same again. Perhaps no team will be more excited for their bye than the decimated Chargers, who will have next week off. In the meantime, theyll host the Dolphins at home Sunday in a late (4:05 p.m. ET) kickoff.Jarvis Landry, Miami Dolphins, shoulder, (Q): Landry was added to the injury report Thursday when he did not practice after experiencing discomfort Wednesday. He was able to return to a limited practice on Friday but his status remains uncertain. Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald says the Dolphins expect Landry to play.DeSean Jackson, Washington Redskins, shoulder, (D): Jackson didnt participate in a single practice in order to rest his shoulder. Despite an MRI that turned up no significant structural damage, coach Jay Gruden said Jackson was dealing with rotator cuff issues. The doubtful tag makes it easy for fantasy owners to stay away; the hope is that this will be a short-lived absence.Julian Edelman, foot and Chris Hogan, back, (Q), New England Patriots: Edelman has been a fixture on the injury report because of his foot and continues to stay limited in practice throughout the week. He has not missed any games, and that is not expected to change this week.Hogan is a different story. He was added to the Patriots injury report Friday because of his back and did not practice. There is little detail as to the nature or severity of Hogans ailment, but a Friday addition to the injury report with a questionable designation heading into a Sunday night game all makes for trouble for fantasy owners.Victor Cruz, New York Giants, ankle, (Q): Cruz sprained his ankle in Week 9, and while his teammate Odell Beckham Jr. did not expect him to miss time, Cruz appeared a little more cautious. He did say that if he missed Monday nights game, he planned on being available the next week. Cruz was held out of practice all week but has been doing some side work with the rehab staff. Given Cruzs recent injury history, it would not come as a surprise if the team held him out. Either way, it appears the decision will not be finalized until Monday.Eddie Royal, Chicago Bears, toe, (Q): Royal has been out since Week 6 with a toe injury. Coming out of the Week 9 bye, Royal was a daily practice participant on a limited basis. Although he comes into the game as questionable, ESPN.coms Jeff Dickerson reports Royal has made it clear he wants to play in this game. Outside of Week 4, Royals fantasy production has been limited, and Alshon Jeffery is expected to continue to be Cutlers lead target.Players Off Game Status Injury Report: Randall Cobb, Green Bay Packers, hamstring: This is great news. Cobb missed the Week 8 contest with a hamstring injury sustained the week before. In Week 9, Cobb was declared active but remained on the sidelines for the bulk of the game, entering late and notching just two receptions. One happened to result in a touchdown, but it was clear the team was avoiding anything that would force Cobb to stretch the field. This week, Cobb participated in daily practices on a limited basis, and by the end of the week the team was confident enough in his health to remove him from the game status injury report.Mike Evans, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, concussion: Evans now says he didnt have a concussion, but he was placed in the concussion protocol nonetheless. He was cleared for full practice early in the week and there was little doubt he would be ready for the Week 10 game after practicing daily without setbacks. His removal from the game status injury report underscores the teams expectation that he will play his usual role.John Brown, hamstring and Larry Fitzgerald, ankle, Arizona Cardinals: Its a great relief to fantasy owners to see both of these players off the injury report in advance of Sundays game. Brown has been battling some issues related to his hamstring for several weeks while Fitzgerald sprained his ankle just last week. Both were kept to limited practices Wednesday and Thursday. Fitzgerald remained limited Friday, undoubtedly a means of protecting him for game day, while Brown upgraded to full work Friday. Both are expected to play Sunday, but its worth noting that coach Bruce Arians bumped J.J. Nelson up to No. 2 receiver (Michael Floyd comes in at No. 3 while Brown is now No.4). It seems the most consistent option is Fitzgerald, who remains, unsurprisingly, the number one receiver for Arizona.Brandon Marshall, New York Jets, foot: Marshall is on the injury report weekly but is removed for games and continues to play. He will do the same again this week.Tight EndsHunter Henry, San Diego Chargers, knee, (Q): Henry is still bothered by his knee and was only a limited participant in practice Wednesday and Thursday. He was able to upgrade to full practice Friday, and it appears he will take the field Sunday alongside Antonio Gates (no longer on the injury report). Fantasy owners should be aware that this is a late game (4:05 p.m. ET) and should have a backup plan in the event Henry is inactive.Martellus Bennett, New England Patriots, ankle, (Q): Nothing has changed here. Bennett continues to appear on the injury report as he is limited in practice to rest his ankle. He has yet to miss a game, so there is little reason to worry about his status heading into Sunday nights contest against the Seahawks.Jared Cook, Green Bay Packers, ankle, (D): The Packers are excited about the return of Cook to practice after he missed more than a month with an ankle injury. Although he is making progress, he is not quite game ready, hence the doubtful tag. Cook is expected to sit this week out but his return does not appear far off.Players Off Game Status Injury Report: Delanie Walker, Tennessee Titans, groin: Last week Walker was a late addition to the injury report , et he played and emerged no worse for the wear. Its a relief for fantasy owners to see him off the game status injury report heading into Week 10 as there are no tough decisions to make. Walker was a full participant throughout the week and is expected to play against the Packers.Jimmy Graham, Seattle Seahawks, knee: Graham was running with abandon Monday night, looking like the Jimmy Graham who used to play in New Orleans. Its great to see an athlete return from a career-threatening injury, not just to play once again but to play at his former level. Although he continues to appear on the practice injury report, Graham is off the game status injury report as usual.Antonio Gates, San Diego Chargers, knee: Despite being listed on the practice injury report because of his knee, Gates was a full practice participant both Thursday and Friday. With Hunter Henry listed as questionable, Gates is the favored option (although Henry is likely to play).Players already ruled outThis space is intended for a list of key players, not including those who have been moved to injured reserve status, who are officially listed as Out for the upcoming game.Tevin Coleman, RB, Atlanta Falcons, hamstring: Coleman will now miss his third straight game with a hamstring strain. He has not yet returned to practice, but he has increased his running activity. With the Falcons on bye next week, it appears Coleman could be ready to return in Week 12.Jacquizz Rodgers, RB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, foot: Rodgers absence doesnt come as much of a surprise considering he remained out of practice the entire week. He did shed the walking boot early in the week but was wearing it again Friday. It appears he has a ways to go before he can return to action.Jeremy Maclin, WR, Kansas City Chiefs, groin: Maclin tried to play through a groin injury in Week 9 but he didnt last long. After his exit in the first quarter, head coach Andy Reid indicated Maclin could miss some time. He didnt practice all week and has already been ruled out for Week 10.Jacob Tamme, TE, Atlanta Falcons, shoulder: After Tamme was injured in Week 8, head coach Dan Quinn said he didnt believe it to be a long-term injury. Still, Tamme will now miss his second straight game and ESPN.coms Vaughn McClure reports Tamme is considering surgery. It certainly sounds like it could be a long-term injury now.DeAngelo Williams, RB, Pittsburgh Steelers, knee: Williams underwent arthroscopic knee surgery on Thursday and is out for this week. The team has offered little in the way of detail or timetable, but one would expect him to be out several weeks at a minimum.Thomas Rawls, RB, Seattle Seahawks, fibula: Rawls has resumed running, but his earliest projected return was bumped to Week 11. He remains out this week.Be sure to check out Fantasy Football Now, Sundays on ESPN2 at 11 a.m. ET, for last-minute inactives, rankings, injury impact and more! ' ' ' 
                                      NEW ORLEANS -- Detroit safety Glover Quin recognized a deep route by Brandin Cooks just in time to make a diving breakup of a long pass down the middle of the field. Marcus Allen Youth Jersey .A few plays later, Quin intercepted Brees along the sideline.Obviously Drew Brees is a great player with great talent around him; we knew it was going to be a challenge, so we locked in -- all week, Quin said.That much was evident in the Lions 28-13 victory over the Saints on Sunday in the Superdome, where Brees had a touchdown pass in 60 straight home games before Detroit derailed that streak.If there was ever an outing that could embolden a defense as the stakes rise for the NFC North Division-leading Lions (8-4) late in the season, that was it.After all, the Saints (5-7) had scored seven TDs in the Superdome one week earlier in a blowout victory over the Los Angeles Rams.This week, the Lions intercepted Brees three times -- once each by Quin , Tavon Wilson and Miles Killebrew .We just did what we do. Thats what great defenses do, Quin said. They put up 49 points in this building last week, so for us to come in here and not allow (Brees) to throw a touchdown, to get three turnovers, to hold them to 13 points, 50 yards rushing ... against an offense like this, I think it was a good performance.While Brees finished with 326 yards passing, he had only had 94 yards at halftime and didnt get his last 75 yards until New Orleans final drive, when Detroit led by 15 and was giving up underneath routes in an effort to reduce the chances of a quick strike.The more productive quarterback on the day was Detroits Matthew Stafford, who completed 31 of 44 passes for 341 yards, two touchdowns and did not turn the ball over.His only regret was that Detroit failed to score touchdowns on four trips inside the New Orleans 20. This time, though, the Lions didnt need those points.Our defense, giving up 13 to that group, is pretty incredible, Stafford said.Detroits suffocating defense emerged as one key story line from the Lions victory in New Orleans. Here are some others:SLOPPY SAINTSThe Saints regretted several chances to make game-changing plays which slipped through their fingers. Cornerback Sterling Moore dropped what had the makings of a certain interception of a tipped pass with the potential for a long return.Tight Coby Fleener had a pass bounce off his hands at the goal line. Cameron Jordan made a strong play to bat one of Staffords passes into the air in the fourth quarter when the Saints trailed by six, but he couldnt pick up the ball in time to catch it before it dropped right next to him. Brees also failed to handle a shotgun snap on third-and-1.Saints coach Sean Payton said his team looked, sluggish, like we came off a short week or something.GOLDEN TOUCHStafford connected with Golden Tate eight times for 145 yards , and the pair was particularly in synch on a third-and-10 play early in the fourth quarter.With the Superdome crowd roaring in hopes of disrupting the Lions communication at the line of scrimmage, Stafford recognized safety Kenny Vaccaros impending blitz, checked into a different play and rifled a pass to a wide-open Tate for a 66-yard TD pass that gave the Lions a 25-13 lead.PLAYOFF PICTUREWhile the Lions consolidated their perch atop their division with a seventh victory in eight games, the Saints slid closer to the brink of elimination. New Orleans was only fortunate that NFC South leader Atlanta lost, as did the Redskins, who entered the day holding the last wild-card slot. The results left the Saints two games out of a playoff spot with four games left.Its nice to have something that were still playing for, Saints right tackle Zach Strief said. Were not out. Were not done, and yet, if you thought your back was against the wall before, look now.Detroit is trying to win its first division crown since 1993, when it played in the NFC Central. The Lions have a two-game lead over second-place Minnesota and Green Bay.KEEPING IT CLEANWith his latest game without a turnover, Stafford has thrown just one interception in his past eight games.As he has done regularly this season, Stafford mixes in a few timely scrambles rather than force throws. He rushed three times for 22 yards, including an 11-yard run for a first down, giving him 30 rushes for a career-high 178 yards, an average of 5.9 yards per carry.---For more NFL coverage: http://www.pro32.ap.org and http://www.twitter.com/AP-NFL Foster Moreau Womens Jersey . Andrew Luck lost his favourite target and the Indianapolis locker room lost one of its most revered leaders when Reggie Wayne was diagnosed Monday with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee that will cost him the rest of the season. Clelin Ferrell Womens Jersey . Anthony Calvillo, through 20 CFL seasons, was frequently invincible and largely stoic in the heat of competition. But underneath the professional exterior he was, and is, compellingly human. http://www.shoptheraidersonline.com/Elite-Hunter-Renfrow-Raiders-Jersey/ . A forerunning sled crashed into the worker Thursday at the Sanki Sliding Center. The unidentified worker broke both legs and was airlifted to a nearby hospital. Crystal Palace netted twice in the opening 11 minutes Sunday en route to a 4-1 thrashing of struggling Stoke City at Selhurst Park.The Eagles (2-1-2) entered play with a fair bit of momentum after last weeks 2-1 win over newly-promoted Middlesbrough, while Stoke came into the match winless. The opening 11 minutes reflected both clubs recent form well as Palace were lively and asserting their authority well while Stoke (0-1-4) were nervous and very shaky.It took only nine minutes for the hosts to open the scoring as Andros Townsend sent an excellent free kick into the box where new boy James Tomkins got on the end of it to get the Eagles off to a flying start. The lead was doubled two minutes later with another set-piece strike. This time Jason Puncheons inch-perfect delivery allowed Scott Dann to rise high and nood it down past Stoke goalkeeper Shay Given. Lester Hayes Womens Jersey. A third score came with 19 minutes to play when James McArthur got on the end of a second ball and had a go from the top of the box. The ball took a wicked deflection and beat Given to essentially put things away for Palace.Crystal Palace werent finished as Townsend capped off his Man of the Match performance with an excellent curling finish into the bottom right past a diving Given.Stoke were able to collect a consolation goal in stoppage time via a brilliant strike from Marko Arnautovic.The result sees Palace move up to eighth place in the Premier League table with seven points, while Stoke remain at the bottom with their one. ' ' ' 
                                      EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Rob Gronkowski Patriots Jersey . -- Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer was back at practice on Tuesday, after two operations last week on a detached retina in his right eye. While the coach said doctors havent told me I cant do anything, he added hell be smart about his eye going forward.Making his regular radio appearance on KFAN-FM, the coach said I understand the seriousness of the issue, and said hell follow doctors orders as the Vikings prepare to face the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday. The team indicated in a Monday statement that Zimmer would be able to travel on the team flight to Florida this weekend, and Zimmer said there is no gas bubble on his eye to push his retina back into place, which might prevent him from flying. However, while he said hes planning on being in Jacksonville, he added, Theres a lot to be determined as we move forward.Zimmer has not been made available to reporters since he had emergency eye surgery on Wednesday. He missed the first game of his 23-year NFL coaching career on Thursday night against the Dallas Cowboys, telling KFAN he watched the game on TV at home. I was supposed to not get emotional, he said. I did a pretty good job for the most part.The coach had another procedure on his eye on Friday, but doctors felt good about his progress after the second operation, which was the fourth known procedure on Zimmers right eye. The coach said he has another appointment on Tuesday or Wednesday.The Vikings have lost six of their last seven games, and might need to win their final four games to make the playoffs after a 5-0 start. I feel like Ive let a lot of people down, Zimmer said on the radio. Theres a lot of people counting on me; that makes it difficult. Drew Bledsoe Womens Jersey . It was the second consecutive win for the Pacers (2-5), who lost their first five preseason games. Jeff Teague led the Hawks (1-5) with 17 points and eight assists and Al Horford had 12 points and seven rebounds. Mike Scott scored 15 of his 17 points in the second half. John Hannah Jersey . -- Tony Stewart is 20 pounds lighter and has a titanium rod in his surgically repaired right leg. http://www.patriotsjerseysauthentic.com/Irving-Fryar-Super-Bowl-Jersey/ .ca NHL Power Rankings for the second straight week, ahead of the Pittsburgh Penguins and Colorado Avalanche. Eclipse Stakes winner Turnitaround is in line to back up in the $300,000 Listed Ballarat Cup for his first test at 2200 metres.The winner of Saturdays Group Three Eclipse (1800m) at Sandown, Turnitaround is among 28 nominations for the feature race at Ballarat a week later.At this stage were planning to go that way, trainer Matthew Williams said.Theres actually not a lot of options for him with his rating getting up now. Its either that or go to the paddock, really.The trainer had been looking at some summer races at Flemington but said with the geldings rating now at 104, he would to get around 61 or 62kg in non black-type races.Warrnambool-based Williams said Turnitaround had pulled up well and after the Ballarat Cup he would probably give him a let-up before bringing him back for stakes races from late January.If Turnitarounds form warrants it, the Australian Cup in March is on the radar.Hes been down to the beach and had a couple of light days there but hes come through Saturdays run really well, Williams said.He might have a little gallop later in the week.Hes had the three runs under his belt but the only tthing Id possibly prefer is for the race to be 2000 metres rather than 2200. Tedy Bruschi Patriots Jersey. If he settles the way he did on Saturday I dont think the trip is a problem for him, but having one more run under his belt before going to 2200 might have been ideal.Hugh Bowman rode Turnitaround at Sandown but will not be riding at Ballarat and Williams said Blake Shinn would ride Turnitaround.The Eclipse Stakes was Turnitarounds eighth win from 34 starts and his frst at stakes level.Id love to have a stable full of horses like him, Williams said.Hes very genuine and every time he has a little break he just seems to come back and find another length or two. In the last 12 months you can tell hes got a lot stronger and that probably helps him keep taking those next little steps.Rising Romance is the highest-rated horse among the Ballarat Cup nominations while Victorias premier trainer Darren Weir has entered five horses including Kyneton Cup winner Taiyoo and Saturdays Eclipse Stakes third Lidari. ' ' ' 
LONG POND, Pa. Air Force 1 Tilbud . -- IndyCar and Pocono Raceway have reached a two-year extension that will keep the open-wheel series at the track through 2018.The dates were not announced.IndyCar returned to Pocono in 2013 after a 24-year absence and gives the series a needed oval on the schedule. Last years race was marred by the accident that killed driver Justin Wilson. This seasons race is Aug. 21.Poconos three corners were designed in 1965 to model corners at Indianapolis, Milwaukee and now-defunct Trenton, and fans have always considered the track an important venue in open-wheel racing.Pocono is also the site of NASCAR race weekends each year. Air Force 1 Just Do It Hvid . Thats about all he can do right now, so hes trying not to think about when he might be able to play again for the Los Angeles Lakers. Nike Air Presto Dk . The news was first reported on Gonzalezs Twitter account and confirmed by the Rockies. Gonzalez has a six-week window before position players have their first workout at spring training in Arizona. http://www.danmarkairforce1.com/air-presto-outlet-danmark.html . Clarkson had been dealing with an elbow injury in early January and will be out of action for at least one week. He has three goals and five assists through 36 games with the Leafs this season. CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Patrick Benzan scored a career-high 15 points shooting 7 for 10 from the floor and Karl Charles added 14 to lead Holy Cross past Harvard 63-52 on Tuesday night.Holy Cross (1-3) used a 15-3 run over the final 4:12 of the first half to take a 33-25 lead that it never surrendered after the break. The Crusaders after intermission went on a 16-5 run in the first seven minutes of the second half and Charles 3 pushed the lead to 49-30.Harvard trailed bby double digits the rest of the way. Air Force 1 Just Do It Sort. alachi Alexander had four steals to lead Holy Cross which had a total of 11 on the night.Corey Johnson led Harvard (1-2) with 17 points and Seth Towns added 14 for the Crimson. Though Harvard outrebounded Holy Cross 33-24, the Crimson committed 19 turnovers to just seven for the Crusaders. ' ' ' 
Alex Horan, son of Wallabies great Tim Horan, has linked with NRC club UC Vikings for the 2016 season. Atlanta Braves Jerseys .A talented playmaker, Horan moved to Canberra to follow in the footsteps of Christian Lealiifano, Matt Toomua and Vikings teammate Nick Jooste to further his rugby prospects.Horan has impressed during his young career representing the Queensland junior side and was a squad member for the Reds U20s side that won the inaugural Super U20s championship earlier this year.Horan has been identified as a great talent with potential in Australian rugby and Vikings Director of Rugby, Dan McKellar believes he can push for higher honours after impressing in Brisbane club rugby.Alex has been one of Brisbane Club Rugbys premier point scorers in the Colts competition for the past two seasons, McKellar said.Obviously carrying the Horan name into any Rugby match would seem daunting, but he has developed his own style of game which is very different to his dads.While his dad was known for his attacking prowess, formidable defence and a love of contact, Alex is a playmaker with strong kicking and running skills and good game awareness.Both the UC Vikings and Alex are hoping his move to Canberra for the NRC will pay off long-term. Ozzie Albies Jersey . -- There were so many positives from the Orlando Magics first victory of the season that it was hard for coach Jacque Vaughn to stop praising his players. Freddie Freeman Braves Jersey . Denis Coderre, the former federal MP who was elected mayor on Nov. 3, has drawn the ire of some Montreal Canadiens. During last nights game he tweeted: "Hello? Can we get a one-way ticket to (minor-league) Hamilton for David Desharnais please. http://www.baseballbravesproshop.com/nick-markakis-braves-jersey/ . JOHNS, N. CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs are considering bringing in a new Spanish translator for Aroldis Chapman after the star closer from Cuba struggled to answer questions about a past domestic violence case in his introductory news conference.Manager Joe Maddon suggested the change Thursday night, saying they had a couple of names in mind. Team spokesman Peter Chase said coach Henry Blanco remains the official translator for now.Chapman earned his first save with his new team Thursday night, striking out two and getting the final four outs in the Cubs 3-1 victory over the crosstown White Sox.Catcher Miguel Montero served as Chapmans translator after the game for the second straight day.When the Cubs announced Chapmans acquisition from the New York Yankees on Monday, the team released a statement from Chairman Tom Ricketts saying they were aware of his 29-game suspension to begin the season under Major League Baseballs new domestic violence policy. Josh Tomlin Braves Jersey. Ricketts said he and Cubs president Theo Epstein talked by phone with Chapman before the deal was completed and shared with him the high expectations we set for our players.But when asked repeatedly about that phone conversation before Tuesdays game, Chapman said through Blanco that he couldnt recall details because he was taking a nap at the time the call came in.Epstein called it a misunderstanding and that Chapman was pretty nervous as he faced more than two dozen reporters. ' ' ' 
ST. Nike Air Force 1 Bílé . PAUL, Minn. -- Devan Dubnyk has been one of the best goalies in the NHL lately. Good thing for the Minnesota Wild, too, because they havent provided him with much offense.Dubnyk got a little more help Wednesday night as the Wild earned a 3-1 victory over the road-weary Winnipeg Jets.Mikko Koivu, Jonas Brodin and Zach Parise scored for Minnesota, which has totaled eight goals while going 2-2-1 in the last five games. It was only the second time in 10 games that Minnesota scored at least three.We were able to get enough, said Parise, whose empty-net goal secured the win. Its kind of been the same story: Devan played really well.Dubnyk made 15 saves and has allowed only 13 goals in his last 11 games since Oct. 25, stopping 319 of 332 shots for a 1.20 goals-against average and .961 save percentage. Among goalies to play at least eight games this season, he leads the league with a 1.55 goals-against average, .948 save percentage and four shutouts.Yet he has just eight wins in 15 starts.Hes been great, Brodin said. We feel confident playing in front of him. Hes really good right now.Dubnyk credits his defense.We were great in our end all night. That is what weve been doing, he said.Blake Wheeler scored for Winnipeg, which is 0-4 on a five-game road trip -- its longest of 2016-17. The Jets have been outscored 15-5 during their worst slide of the season.I thought we played with the puck in their zone quite a bit, created some really good looks that their goalie made some big saves on, Wheeler said. The bounces didnt go our way.Koivu scored his first goal in 11 games with 58.7 seconds left in the second period for a 1-0 lead.Behind the net, Jason Zucker won a battle with Josh Morrissey and passed to Koivu alone in front. A wrist shot by the Wild captain beat Connor Hellebuyck.Wheeler thought he tied the game midway through the third when a shot from Toby Enstrom went off his skate and into the net. But a video review showed Winnipeg was offside entering the zone.Brodin made it 2-0 on the power play 79 seconds later when his slap shot from the top of the right circle went off the blade of Brandon Taney and over Hellebuycks blocker. It was the defensemans first power-play goal since Dec. 5, 2013.We were just about an inch shy on just about everything that happened for us tonight, Jets coach Paul Maurice said.Wheeler scored his own power-play goal less than a minute later, swatting home the rebound of a shot by Dustin Byfuglien.In the third period we started to put a few more at (Dubnyks) feet and started to get some into that area, but he did a pretty good job at protecting that house area for sure, Morrissey said.Dubnyk slid across the crease to rob Morrissey with 5 minutes to go in the first period and stopped Mark Scheifele in front in the opening minute of the second.Hes had too many of those big saves lately. That means were having defensive breakdowns, but we know that hes back there and hes going to give us those saves when we need him, Wild forward Jason Zucker said.Game notes Drew Stafford, a 21-goal scorer last season, returned to the Winnipeg lineup after missing 15 games with an upper-body injury. To make room, the Jets assigned C Quinton Howden to Manitoba of the AHL. ... Winnipeg also placed D Tyler Myers on injured reserve, retroactive to Nov. 11, with a lower-body injury. ... Wild D Marco Scandella returned after missing 10 games with a high right ankle sprain. ... Minnesota reassigned D Mike Reilly to Iowa of the AHL.UP NEXTJets: Friday at Nashville.Wild: Friday against Pittsburgh. Nike Blazer Pánské . During the athletes parade, the 23-strong Ukrainian team was represented by a lone flagbearer in an apparent protest at the presence of Russian troops in Ukraines Crimean peninsula. Nike Boty Sleva .J. -- New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz will miss the rest of the season after having surgery on his left knee. http://www.airforce1levne.com/ . The Court of Arbitration for Sport ruling "puts an end to my dreams of being a top player," the 27-year-old Troicki said in a statement. 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Harper, the 2015 National League MVP, will serve as one of the main promotors for the hat.Ill be wearing it for interviews and things like that, he said. Ill have it Wednesday, will wear it after the game and see what everybody thinks.Harper is more interested in raising money for charity than getting positive reviews on his handiwork.Its something I hope everybody goes out and buys -- not just to support Harpers Heroes but for cancer research, he said. Thats something very big to me. ' ' ' 
DETROIT -- The Baltimore Orioles caught Jordan Zimmermann at the perfect time. Ozzie Newsome Browns Jersey .Saturday, in Zimmermanns first start off the disabled list, the Orioles hit three homers before chasing him in the second inning and moved back ahead of the Detroit Tigers in the AL wild-card race with an 11-3 rout.Thats a very, very good pitcher and we happened to catch him on an off night, Orioles manager Buck Showalter said. I certainly wouldnt want to be facing him in his next start.Adam Jones and Chris Davis homered in the first inning off Zimmermannn (9-6), and Matt Wieters connected in the second and sixth innings.At this point in the season, with us in the race, every win is huge, Wieters said. Obviously, it feels good to hit two homers tonight, but only because they came in a win. If we had lost, it wouldnt have mattered.Baltimore is two games behind first-place Boston in the tightly bunched AL East and one game back of wild-card leader Toronto. The Orioles are one game ahead of the Tigers and New York Yankees for the second wild card.Ubaldo Jimenez (7-11) allowed two runs, four hits and three walks in seven innings.The guys gave me a great start, and I just wanted to get us deep into the game with that lead, he said. My sinker was really good tonight, and I was able to throw all the breaking pitches whenever I needed them.Zimmermannn, bothered by a neck injury, has been on the disabled list three times and was making his first big league start since Aug. 4 and his second since June 30. He allowed six runs and four hits -- including three homers -- and two walks while getting three outs. He threw 42 pitches and faced 10 batters.I was terrible tonight, so this loss is on me, he said. I felt fine physically, but I couldnt locate any of my pitches. I was trying to hit the corner with my fastball, and Id miss five inches outside or five inches over the plate.Between his stints on the disabled list, Zimmermannn has an 8.84 ERA in eight starts since the beginning of June. With the Tigers deep in the race, it isnt clear what his immediate future holds.Were going to weigh a number of factors, Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said when asked if Zimmermannn will remain in the rotation. We need to win games, and well decide how we think we can best do that.After an 11-minute rain delay at the start, Adam Jones hit Zimmermannns first pitch on a high arc into the Tigers bullpen in left. After Manny Machado drew a one-out walk, Chris Davis launched a 2-0 fastball deep into the Baltimore bullpen in center.J.D. Martinezs RBI single cut the gap to 3-1 in the bottom half, when Jimenez retired Justin Upton on a grounder to strand runners at the corners.When I got into trouble, Matt came out there and calmed things down, Jimenez said. He just kept calling for all the right pitches and I just had to throw them.Wieters hit a two-run homer in the second, when Blaine Hardy threw a run-scoring wild pitch. Wieters hit a three-run homer off Buck Farmer in the sixth.Ausmus responded by making eight lineup changes for the seventh, changing every position but catcher.TRAINERS ROOMOrioles: Davis said he plans to keep playing despite a sore left hand that has bothered him for most of the season. Orioles manager Buck Showalter has tried to rest his first baseman by taking him out of lopsided games, and replaced him with Drew Stubbs in the seventh on Saturday..LOOK OUTTigers third-base coach Dave Clark was uninjured after being hit on his rear by Erick Aybars hard one-hopper in the fourth inning. Clark, who stands closer to the plate than most third-base coaches, laughed off the incident. Clark took a glancing blow in the eighth inning from a Steven Moya grounder as he tried to pirouette out of the way.In all the years Ive been in this game, I have never seen a third-base coach get hit twice in the same night, Showalter said. Baseball will never cease to surprise you.UP NEXTTigers ace Justin Verlander (14-7, 3.28) faces Baltimores Chris Tillman (15-5, 3.76) in Sundays series finale. Tillman is coming off the disabled list, while Verlander is 6-1 with a 2.09 ERA in his last 11 games, posting a quality start each time. Sione Takitaki Jersey . - Levi Browns tenure at left tackle for the Pittsburgh Steelers is over before it even began. 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COMPTON, Calif. -- Venus and Serena Williams made a rare visit to their childhood hometown, where their half-sister was killed in 2003, to have tennis courts dedicated in their honor on Saturday.The sisters were greeted by cheers from a few hundred people when they arrived at Lueders Park, not far from their former home in the violence-plagued city of Compton located 17 miles south of downtown Los Angeles.We literally lived right down the street so we could walk there, Venus told the crowd.Banners hung in the four corners of the two newly refurbished courts proclaiming them the Venus & Serena Williams Court of Champions.We are really excited to be here, Serena said. Driving here brought back so many memories. We definitely want to see some more champions come from these courts.Venus added: Its been a surreal experience to be back in this way.To have the tennis court refurbished, to make sure that theres coaching available, to make sure that these programs go on and to make sure that this sport stays here in our community, its a big part of bringing us all up and creating positivity for young people.The sisters laughed and applauded the Compton Sounders drill team and drum squad that performed for them on court.Babies in strollers, members of a Girl Scout troop and elderly residents were among the crowd sitting in white chairs on the two courts.Thelma LeBeauf, an 84-year-old fan from Los Angeles, clutched a plastic bag filled with newspaper articles about the sisters she has clipped and saved over the years. She pulled out a photo from the late 1990s, when the sisters wore colorful beads in their hair.At that time, black people, we werent into tennis, said LeBeauf, who attended with her daughter and granddaugghter. Bernie Kosar Youth Jersey. Ive learned from watching them. I like the style they play.The sisters first learned to play tennis a few miles away on courts at East Rancho Dominguez Park in an unincorporated area surrounding Compton under the tutelage of their father, Richard, who didnt attend Saturdays ceremony.They were accompanied by their mother, Oracene Price.The previously run-down and little-used courts at Lueders Park are fenced with lighting and now host three tennis camps and clinics, according to Aja Brown, the citys 34-year-old female mayor.When you consider all the challenges and all the obstacles that the Williams sisters had to overcome and they stayed focused and dedicated, so that same message is being transferred over to the young people in the city, Brown said.The sisters are helping fund the Yetunde Price Resource Center in Compton, set to open early next year. Named for their half-sister who was killed in a drive-by shooting in September 2003, the center will help connect residents affected by violence with service providers.Its definitely a healing moment. They havent been to the city of Compton since their sister passed away, said Brown, whose grandmother was fatally shot in Compton. All of us in the community in some way have been touched by violence.After the ceremony, the sisters left the park and headed to the Healthy Compton Festival at the citys transit plaza, where they were set to judge dance and food contests.The sisters primarily live in South Florida, where their father moved the family from Compton so they could further hone their games at a tennis academy. ' ' ' 
BOSTON -- There were times in 2015 when it seemed like the end of the season couldnt arrive fast enough for Georgia Tech and Boston College. Shannon Sharpe Broncos Jersey .The Yellow Jackets stumbled to a 3-9 finish just a season removed from an ACC title and Orange Bowl victory. The Eagles matched that 3-9 record last year, while going winless in conference play.So it makes sense that the 2016 campaign for both teams will begin far away from those memories.Saturdays matchup in Dublin, Ireland, will be the Eagles third time playing abroad. They beat Army 38-24 at the old Lansdowne Road stadium in 1988 during the first American football game played in Europe. They also left the country in 1978 to play Temple in the Mirage Bowl in Tokyo.Georgia Tech is playing its first game off of American soil as it enters the programs 124th season.It will be the first step in what coach Paul Johnson hopes will steady a program that may have gotten overconfident after the 2014 run.To finish 3-9 last year surprised me but I wasnt surprised at all that we werent as good as everybody thought; I knew that in practice, I said it all along, Johnson said. I think this year is better but weve got to go play.This offseason has been a mix of healing and adjustments for the Eagles.They have five new assistants, including two new coordinators. Scot Loeffler replaces Todd Fitch as offensive coordinator, and on defense Jim Reid takes over for Don Brown, who left for Michigan.BC also brought in graduate transfer quarterback Patrick Towles to compete with sophomore Darius Wade. Wade returns after breaking his left ankle in the third game last season.Coach Steve Addazio has remained coy this week about who will be the starter, but did say he didnt anticipate having a two-quarterback system. Towles has impressed this preseason and would seem to have an advantage is a more pass active offense.Hes fit in great, Addazio said of Towles. You feel like hes been here his whole career.Here are some more things to watch for on Saturday:RISE AND SHINEAlong with the travel logistics of playing on foreign soil, both teams will be adjusting to a much earlier start time. The game is scheduled to kickoff at 7:30 a.m. EDT. Neither team has a kickoff before noon the remainder of the season. Johnson said his team has dealt with the different variables as best it could by having a strict itinerary. Youd hope that theyre going to be mature enough and experienced enough to understand the importance of the game, Johnson said. Weve talked a great deal about it but until you get over there and play, you just dont know.GROUND GAMEThe Eagles will likely throw the ball more in Loefflers offense, but they still have lots of options to run as well. Most notably, running back Jon Hilliman returns from a broken foot to help a unit that rushed for just 164.4 yards per game last year. If the Eagles offensive line can fix its issues, the sophomore could have a big season.IF IT AINT BROKEDespite BCs struggles, one unit that didnt last season was its defense. BC returns eight starters from a unit that allowed the fewest yards per game in the FBS (254.3). There doesnt appear to be many tweaks on the horizon after the arrival of Reid and new defensive line coach Paul Pasqualoni. We havent changed anything, Addazio said.FRESH LEGSA total of 16 Yellow Jackets players combined to miss more than 80 games with injuries last season. A healthier roster should help out a team whose nine defeats came by eight points or less.HISTORICAL ADVANTAGESGeorgia Tech is 86-33-4 all-time in season openers, including a 7-1 record in openers under Johnson. The Yellow Jackets also hold a 6-2 edge in head-to-head meetings with the Eagles.---AP college football website: collegefootball.ap.org---Follow Kyle Hightower on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/khightower DeMarcus Ware Jersey . Only three players drafted by NHL clubs were included on the Czech selection camp roster on Wednesday. Those players were Dallas Stars 2012 first-rounder Radek Faksa, Winnipeg Jets 2013 fourth-rounder Jan Kostalek and Phoenix Coyotes 2012 seventh-rounder Marek Langhamer. Von Miller Jersey . LOUIS -- Valtteri Filppula assisted on three of Tampa Bays four goals, and the Lightning beat the St. http://www.thebroncosstoreonline.com/Youth-Peyton-Manning-Broncos-Jerseys/ . "Hes going to have hip surgery on Jan. 7, and hell be expected to rehabilitate for four to six months beyond that," Canucks general manager Mike Gillis said Friday in an interview. After a gruelling loss to Melbourne and an energy sapping extra-time win over Brisbane, how much petrol is left in the tank for the Cowboys?League punters have been pondering the question all week and the conclusion they seem to have come to is not enough.Cronulla has been crunched from $2.20 to $2.05 and has all the betting momentum at the moment, said UBET spokesperson Nick Curry.North Queensland will still go into tonight as the favourite, but theyre blowing a gale out to $1.80.Canberra comprehensively outpointed Melbourne a few weeks ago, but punters must have short memories, because tthe betting trend on the second prelim suggests the Storm will be exacting revenge. Noah Fant Womens Jersey. 75% of all money held is with Melbourne, already cut to $1.40 from $1.45, and judging by what our customers have been doing to date, that price may well disappear, said Curry.As we know, the Storm is relentless in attack and defence and the Raiders relative inexperience in finals seems to be a major concern for fans.Odds for both sudden-death finals can be found here. ' ' ' 
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