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CHICAGO -- Baltimore Orioles third baseman Manny Machado became the second player in major league history to homer in the first, second and third innings. Stitched Custom NFL Jerseys .Machado hit a two-run homer in the first and a three-run shot in the second off Chicago White Sox right-hander James Shields, who allowed four home runs in 1 1/3 innings Sunday. Machado connected again for a two-run homer off reliever Matt Albers in the third as the Orioles built a 10-0 lead.According to STATS, the only other player to hit three homers in the first three innings was Carl Reynolds of the White Sox on July 2, 1930 at the New York Yankees. Two of those were inside-the-park homers.All three homers by Machado were pulled to left field and gave the All-Star 25 on the season.Machado is the first Baltimore player to hit three homers in a game since Chris Davis on May 20, 2014, against Pittsburgh.Machado grounded into a double play in his fourth at-bat in the fifth, and lined out to center field in the seventh inning. Custom Los Angeles Chargers Jerseys . LOUIS -- Attorneys for the St. Cheap Custom Football Shirts . -- Stanfords Kevin Danser knelt on one knee and hardly moved on the sideline as Michigan State celebrated its Rose Bowl victory and his Cardinal teammates made their way to the locker room. http://www.customcheapfootballjerseys.com/ . He just needed to be his best twisting, turning acrobatic self. "I didnt need to be anybody else, I just needed to be myself and be aggressive," said Burks, who scored a career-high 34 points to spark the Utah Jazz to a 118-103 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Monday night. CINCINNATI -- No trying to put a positive spin on it. The Bengals defense got run over during a season-opening win over the Jets, and theres an awful lot to fix heading into a matchup against a team thats been known to run all over them.The Steelers (1-0) had one of the best rushing games against the Bengals last season during their 18-16 playoff win at Paul Brown Stadium, piling up 167 yards.Their rematch in Pittsburgh on Sunday will come down partly to how well Cincinnatis defense handles DeAngelo Williams.Its the same old DeAngelo Williams, said linebacker Karlos Dansby, who joined the Bengals as a free agent from Cleveland.Aint nothing changed. The man is consistent. Hes been explosive ever since hes been in the league. Ive had an opportunity to play against him a lot of times and I havent seen anything change.In the opener, it was the Bengals defense that looked very different.The Jets ran 30 times for 152 yards, an average of 5.1 yards per carry. Matt Forte had 96 yards on 22 carries. During a 12-play drive that set up a field goal in the second half, the Jets ran nine times for 73 yards.We just gave up some runs that we dont typically give up, defensive coordinator Paul Guenther said. Again, we had a lot of new guys playing. So some of those things are going to come.Last season, the Bengals finished seventh in run defense, allowing 92.3 yards per game. They held opponents under 100 yards rushing in 10 of their 16 regular-season games.Guenther said there were problems with players staying in their assigned spots in the run defense, which created holes for Forte. During that second-half drive, the Jets had runs of 13, 16 and 16 yards. Discount Custom NFL Shirts Online. The showing left Cincinnati ranked No. 29 against the run.Its nothing that were going to sit there and say, `Oh, we got overpowered here, Guenther said. Its a quick fix, thats what its going to be.Williams had a big game on Monday night during Pittsburghs 38-16 win at Washington . He carried 26 times for 143 yards and a pair of touchdowns, and had six catches for 28 yards. Given how the Bengals struggled to stop Forte, they expect the Steelers to try to test their run defense early.Weve just got to have a great start to the game, linebacker Rey Maualuga said. We need all 11 people to do their job basically, first and foremost. Just do that and I think well have a good chance of stopping them.Game notes TE Tyler Eifert said his surgically repaired left ankle is getting stronger every week. He hasnt been cleared to practice. Its uncertain how many more games hell miss. Its progressing well, Eifert said. No setbacks or nothing thats made the process slow down. Each and every week its feeling better. ... DT Pat Sims (ankle) was held out of practice on Wednesday. LT Andrew Whitworth got to rest. DE Carlos Dunlap (shoulder) and CB Adam Pacman Jones (back) were limited. ... CB Darqueze Dennard, who missed the Jets game with a sprained ankle, fully participated in practice for the first time, an indication hell be ready for Pittsburgh.---Online: AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and AP NFL Twitter feed: www.twitter.com/AP-NFL ' ' ' 
ATLANTA - The Philadelphia Phillies have released outfielder Delmon Young after he cleared waivers and refused an assignment to Triple-A Lehigh Valley. Cheap Mets Jerseys . General manager Ruben Amaro Jr. confirmed the move to The Associated Press following Philadelphias 6-3 loss to the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday night. Young, last years ALCS MVP with the Detroit Tigers, played just 80 games for the Phillies. He hit .261 with eight homers and 31 RBIs, striking out 69 times in 272 at-bats. Young was designated for assignment last week. The first overall pick in the 2003 draft, Young was suspended seven days without pay last year because of his role in an incident outside a New York City hotel. Young later pleaded guilty to aggravated harassment for shouting an anti-Semitic slur and tackling a man to the ground. Mets Jerseys China . -- Five former Kansas City Chiefs players who were on the team between 1987 and 1993 filed a lawsuit Tuesday claiming the team hid and even lied about the risks of head injuries during that time period when there was no collective bargaining agreement in place in the NFL. Custom Mets Jerseys . -- Arizona knocked off some quality opponents, rolled over a few overmatched ones and grinded out victories even when things didnt go so well. http://www.custommetsjersey.com/ . Varlamov made 33 saves and Ryan OReilly had a goal and scored in the shootout as the Avalanche beat the New Jersey Devils 2-1 on Thursday night. The popular refrain is that Oklahoma has nothing to play for after losing two of its first three games.Sooners coach Bob Stoops isnt the least bit interested in advancing that theory.Stoops feels winning the Big 12 title would rate as a big accomplishment and Oklahoma begins its hunt for the conference crown when it visits No. 21 TCU on Saturday (5 p.m. ET, FOX) at Fort Worth, Texas.Weve won a lot of championships around here with a couple losses, said Stoops, who has won or shared nine conference titles since becoming coach in 1999. Keep fighting, keep improving. The better teams improve through the year and thats what we have to do. We have to keep improving this week to next week.The Horned Frogs (2-1, 1-0) also find themselves in must-win mode if they want to have a chance at becoming part of the College Football Playoff discussion.TCU suffered a home loss to Arkansas earlier this season and there isnt any remaining wiggle room.Horned Frogs coach Gary Patterson has been selling his team on the importance of the Big 12 title since the nonconference loss to the Razorbacks and his message only increased this week.There is also the matter of starting a new home venue winning streak. TCU had won 14 straight at home prior to the Arkansas loss.One of the things you cant take for granted, the home crowd can give you emotion, but it cant be your emotion, Patterson said. Thats one thing as a young football team youve got to learn. You can feed off of it, but you already have to have it.The Horned Frogs certainly are proficient on offense again this season -- averaging 42.8 points per game -- and junior quarterback Kenny Hill has led the way.The Texas A&M transfer has been a solid passer by completing 66.1 percent of his throws for 1,487 yards and six touchdowns. He has topped 400 yards passing in two of his four games for TCU.Hill also has been a potent force in the running game with 166 yards and six touchdowns. His rushing yards are second behind junior Kyle Hicks (314).Another SEC transfer, junior John Diarse, has also made an impact. TThe former LSU wideout caught six passes for a career-high 139 yards in last Fridays victory over SMU, including a 75-yard catch-and-run touchdown. Custom Mookie Wilson Jersey. He has caught 16 passes already this season after totaling 28 in two seasons at LSU.Diarse has been in big ballgames at LSU, and he transferred here because he wanted to catch more balls, Patterson said. The bottom line is hes done a great job.The Sooners have also been productive offensively while averaging 35.3 points. Junior quarterback Baker Mayfield has passed for 793 yards and seven touchdowns against two interceptions.Mayfield sees the potential to do more individually. Hes also got the same view as Stoops when hearing all the naysayers pontificating about how Oklahoma has nothing to play for.I mean, we can still end up playing in a New Years Day bowl in one of the big-time bowl games, Mayfield said. Its not discouraging at all. If you can go end up and play in something like the Rose Bowl or the Orange Bowl again -- I mean, I know the playoffs are in Atlanta and Arizona -- but other than that, yeah, one of the other big-time bowl games is obviously a big accomplishment that we can go do.The Sooners have been suspect on defense and are one of seven teams nationally without an interception. Oklahoma is allowing 31.7 points and was drilled for 33 and 45 points in losses to Houston and Ohio State, respectively.TCUs defense just got its first two interceptions of the campaign in the 33-3 rout of SMU. The Horned Frogs have allowed just 23 points over their last two games and getting torched for 82 over their first two.Sophomore outside linebacker Ty Summers leads TCU with 39 tackles after recording a combined 29 over the past two games.Oklahoma leads the series 10-5 and has won five of the six previous matchups in Fort Worth.The Sooners won 30-29 at home last season and led by 17 points in the fourth quarter before the Horned Frogs staged a rally. ' ' ' 
CHICAGO -- Baltimore Orioles third baseman Manny Machado became the second player in major league history to homer in the first, second and third innings. Stitched Custom NFL Jerseys .Machado hit a two-run homer in the first and a three-run shot in the second off Chicago White Sox right-hander James Shields, who allowed four home runs in 1 1/3 innings Sunday. Machado connected again for a two-run homer off reliever Matt Albers in the third as the Orioles built a 10-0 lead.According to STATS, the only other player to hit three homers in the first three innings was Carl Reynolds of the White Sox on July 2, 1930 at the New York Yankees. Two of those were inside-the-park homers.All three homers by Machado were pulled to left field and gave the All-Star 25 on the season.Machado is the first Baltimore player to hit three homers in a game since Chris Davis on May 20, 2014, against Pittsburgh.Machado grounded into a double play in his fourth at-bat in the fifth, and lined out to center field in the seventh inning. Custom Los Angeles Chargers Jerseys . LOUIS -- Attorneys for the St. Cheap Custom Football Shirts . -- Stanfords Kevin Danser knelt on one knee and hardly moved on the sideline as Michigan State celebrated its Rose Bowl victory and his Cardinal teammates made their way to the locker room. http://www.customcheapfootballjerseys.com/ . He just needed to be his best twisting, turning acrobatic self. "I didnt need to be anybody else, I just needed to be myself and be aggressive," said Burks, who scored a career-high 34 points to spark the Utah Jazz to a 118-103 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Monday night. CINCINNATI -- No trying to put a positive spin on it. The Bengals defense got run over during a season-opening win over the Jets, and theres an awful lot to fix heading into a matchup against a team thats been known to run all over them.The Steelers (1-0) had one of the best rushing games against the Bengals last season during their 18-16 playoff win at Paul Brown Stadium, piling up 167 yards.Their rematch in Pittsburgh on Sunday will come down partly to how well Cincinnatis defense handles DeAngelo Williams.Its the same old DeAngelo Williams, said linebacker Karlos Dansby, who joined the Bengals as a free agent from Cleveland.Aint nothing changed. The man is consistent. Hes been explosive ever since hes been in the league. Ive had an opportunity to play against him a lot of times and I havent seen anything change.In the opener, it was the Bengals defense that looked very different.The Jets ran 30 times for 152 yards, an average of 5.1 yards per carry. Matt Forte had 96 yards on 22 carries. During a 12-play drive that set up a field goal in the second half, the Jets ran nine times for 73 yards.We just gave up some runs that we dont typically give up, defensive coordinator Paul Guenther said. Again, we had a lot of new guys playing. So some of those things are going to come.Last season, the Bengals finished seventh in run defense, allowing 92.3 yards per game. They held opponents under 100 yards rushing in 10 of their 16 regular-season games.Guenther said there were problems with players staying in their assigned spots in the run defense, which created holes for Forte. During that second-half drive, the Jets had runs of 13, 16 and 16 yards. Discount Custom NFL Shirts Online. The showing left Cincinnati ranked No. 29 against the run.Its nothing that were going to sit there and say, `Oh, we got overpowered here, Guenther said. Its a quick fix, thats what its going to be.Williams had a big game on Monday night during Pittsburghs 38-16 win at Washington . He carried 26 times for 143 yards and a pair of touchdowns, and had six catches for 28 yards. Given how the Bengals struggled to stop Forte, they expect the Steelers to try to test their run defense early.Weve just got to have a great start to the game, linebacker Rey Maualuga said. We need all 11 people to do their job basically, first and foremost. Just do that and I think well have a good chance of stopping them.Game notes TE Tyler Eifert said his surgically repaired left ankle is getting stronger every week. He hasnt been cleared to practice. Its uncertain how many more games hell miss. Its progressing well, Eifert said. No setbacks or nothing thats made the process slow down. Each and every week its feeling better. ... DT Pat Sims (ankle) was held out of practice on Wednesday. LT Andrew Whitworth got to rest. DE Carlos Dunlap (shoulder) and CB Adam Pacman Jones (back) were limited. ... CB Darqueze Dennard, who missed the Jets game with a sprained ankle, fully participated in practice for the first time, an indication hell be ready for Pittsburgh.---Online: AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and AP NFL Twitter feed: www.twitter.com/AP-NFL ' ' ' 
ATLANTA - The Philadelphia Phillies have released outfielder Delmon Young after he cleared waivers and refused an assignment to Triple-A Lehigh Valley. Cheap Mets Jerseys . General manager Ruben Amaro Jr. confirmed the move to The Associated Press following Philadelphias 6-3 loss to the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday night. Young, last years ALCS MVP with the Detroit Tigers, played just 80 games for the Phillies. He hit .261 with eight homers and 31 RBIs, striking out 69 times in 272 at-bats. Young was designated for assignment last week. The first overall pick in the 2003 draft, Young was suspended seven days without pay last year because of his role in an incident outside a New York City hotel. Young later pleaded guilty to aggravated harassment for shouting an anti-Semitic slur and tackling a man to the ground. Mets Jerseys China . -- Five former Kansas City Chiefs players who were on the team between 1987 and 1993 filed a lawsuit Tuesday claiming the team hid and even lied about the risks of head injuries during that time period when there was no collective bargaining agreement in place in the NFL. Custom Mets Jerseys . -- Arizona knocked off some quality opponents, rolled over a few overmatched ones and grinded out victories even when things didnt go so well. http://www.custommetsjersey.com/ . Varlamov made 33 saves and Ryan OReilly had a goal and scored in the shootout as the Avalanche beat the New Jersey Devils 2-1 on Thursday night. The popular refrain is that Oklahoma has nothing to play for after losing two of its first three games.Sooners coach Bob Stoops isnt the least bit interested in advancing that theory.Stoops feels winning the Big 12 title would rate as a big accomplishment and Oklahoma begins its hunt for the conference crown when it visits No. 21 TCU on Saturday (5 p.m. ET, FOX) at Fort Worth, Texas.Weve won a lot of championships around here with a couple losses, said Stoops, who has won or shared nine conference titles since becoming coach in 1999. Keep fighting, keep improving. The better teams improve through the year and thats what we have to do. We have to keep improving this week to next week.The Horned Frogs (2-1, 1-0) also find themselves in must-win mode if they want to have a chance at becoming part of the College Football Playoff discussion.TCU suffered a home loss to Arkansas earlier this season and there isnt any remaining wiggle room.Horned Frogs coach Gary Patterson has been selling his team on the importance of the Big 12 title since the nonconference loss to the Razorbacks and his message only increased this week.There is also the matter of starting a new home venue winning streak. TCU had won 14 straight at home prior to the Arkansas loss.One of the things you cant take for granted, the home crowd can give you emotion, but it cant be your emotion, Patterson said. Thats one thing as a young football team youve got to learn. You can feed off of it, but you already have to have it.The Horned Frogs certainly are proficient on offense again this season -- averaging 42.8 points per game -- and junior quarterback Kenny Hill has led the way.The Texas A&M transfer has been a solid passer by completing 66.1 percent of his throws for 1,487 yards and six touchdowns. He has topped 400 yards passing in two of his four games for TCU.Hill also has been a potent force in the running game with 166 yards and six touchdowns. His rushing yards are second behind junior Kyle Hicks (314).Another SEC transfer, junior John Diarse, has also made an impact. TThe former LSU wideout caught six passes for a career-high 139 yards in last Fridays victory over SMU, including a 75-yard catch-and-run touchdown. Custom Mookie Wilson Jersey. He has caught 16 passes already this season after totaling 28 in two seasons at LSU.Diarse has been in big ballgames at LSU, and he transferred here because he wanted to catch more balls, Patterson said. The bottom line is hes done a great job.The Sooners have also been productive offensively while averaging 35.3 points. Junior quarterback Baker Mayfield has passed for 793 yards and seven touchdowns against two interceptions.Mayfield sees the potential to do more individually. Hes also got the same view as Stoops when hearing all the naysayers pontificating about how Oklahoma has nothing to play for.I mean, we can still end up playing in a New Years Day bowl in one of the big-time bowl games, Mayfield said. Its not discouraging at all. If you can go end up and play in something like the Rose Bowl or the Orange Bowl again -- I mean, I know the playoffs are in Atlanta and Arizona -- but other than that, yeah, one of the other big-time bowl games is obviously a big accomplishment that we can go do.The Sooners have been suspect on defense and are one of seven teams nationally without an interception. Oklahoma is allowing 31.7 points and was drilled for 33 and 45 points in losses to Houston and Ohio State, respectively.TCUs defense just got its first two interceptions of the campaign in the 33-3 rout of SMU. The Horned Frogs have allowed just 23 points over their last two games and getting torched for 82 over their first two.Sophomore outside linebacker Ty Summers leads TCU with 39 tackles after recording a combined 29 over the past two games.Oklahoma leads the series 10-5 and has won five of the six previous matchups in Fort Worth.The Sooners won 30-29 at home last season and led by 17 points in the fourth quarter before the Horned Frogs staged a rally. ' ' ' 
A total of 24 fillies, headed by Minding, remain in the reckoning for the Investec Oaks, but there were few surprises at the latest confirmation stage for the £450,000 Classic contest. Custom Orlando Magic Jerseys . Minding is the 4/7 favourite with Coral, official betting partner of the Investec Derby Festival, following an easy three-and-a-half-length victory in the Qipco 1000 Guineas at Newmarket on May 1.A total of 47 fillies have gone on from winning that race to take the Oaks, but none since Kazzia in 2002. Mindings trainer Aidan OBrien is responsible for another nine of the possible starters, including Group One scorer Ballydoyle, who was runner-up to her stablemate at Newmarket, and Chester scorer Somehow.Jim Bolger is responsible for the two other Irish-trained acceptors in Turret Rocks and Siamsaiocht. Turret Rocks captured the Group Two May Hill Stakes at Doncaster in September and was not disgraced behind Minding on her reappearance at Newmarket, finishing sixth.Four of the possible runners take each other on in the Listed Height Of Fashion Stakes at Goodwood on Thursday. Snow Fairy captured the same 10-furlong contest in 2010 before going on to win the Oaks.Charlie Hills saddles the Hamdan Al Maktoum-owned filly Zaakhir. The daughter of Ravens Pass is defending an unbeaten record, having captured a mile maiden at Kempton Park in November.Hills said: We were expecting a good run from Zaakhir when she won at Kempton and she has been in good form this spring.She will have to win on Thursday or otherwise she wont be going for the Investec Oaks.The line-up also features is another unbeaten filly in Cajoled (George Scott), who captured a handicap at Nottingham last time out, The Black Princess (John Gosden) and September Stars (Ralph Beckett).Newmarket-based George Scott revealed: When we entered Cajoled for the Investec Oaks she was a maiden winner and since then she won nicely at Nottingham so it would have been unfair to take her out.She goes for the Height Of Fashion Stakes and from there a decision will be made. In my heart of hearts, I think she might be more of Sandringham Stakes (run over a mile at Royal Ascot) filly at this stage but tomorrow will tell us more.It is an acid test and I am pretty realistic about how much she has got to improve to step into that grade, but I have been delighted with her since Nottingham. I had left plenty to work on as I wanted the race to bring her on.I think a mile and a quarter will suit her well. She is a High Chaparral filly out of Kingmambo mare and there is no reason why she should not get it but beyond that I would not be sure. If she can show the turn of foot she showed at Nottingham, albeit at a lesser grade, over a mile and quarter then there is every chance she will be quite effective at that level.Ralph Beckett, with two Investec Oaks winners already to his name, has also confirmed Diamonds Pour Moi, who was runner-up in the Listed Cheshire Oaks, and Mountain Bell, third in the Listed Lingfield Park Oaks Trial.Weve left Diamonds Pour Moi in, but Id want the ground to be soft, Beckett told At The Races.She might take her chance anyway but for us to think she has a chance, the ground would have to be slow. Shes a tough filly and shell stay and shell handle the track, so it might be worth rolling the dice.I wasnt as happy with Mountain Bell going into Lingfield as I had been going to Windsor when she won her maiden.We felt we had to run as the ground was right and it looked the right spot for her. Shell work next week and well see how we feel.Other eye-catching acceptors include Group Three Musidora Stakes runner-up Fireglow (Mark Johnston), plus Beautiful Morning (Luca Cumani) and Architecture (Hugo Palmer), who were second in trials at Newbury and Lingfield Park respectively. Also See: Live results service Full racecards Get Sky Sports Custom Charlotte Hornets Jerseys .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. Custom New Orleans Pelicans Jerseys . Pence singled in the winning run with no outs in the ninth inning to give the Giants a 7-6 victory over the San Diego Padres on Sunday. http://www.customjerseysbasketball.com/ . -- Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson asked his players a simple question during Fridays morning shootaround: How many of them had ever been on a team 14 games over . Pakistan won the toss and decided to bat against England Live scorecard and ball-by-ball detailsWith the series decided, both England and Pakistan have taken the opportunity to rotate their sides, but from vastly different positions of strength, while Pakistan won the toss and opted to bat first at Headingley.England have made three changes, including a switch in wicketkeeper with Jonny Bairstow replacing Jos Buttler who suffered an injury in the warm-ups, with Chris Jordan and David Willey coming into a re-jigged pace attack as Chris Woakes and Mark Wood are rested.It means a strengthened Yorkshire contingent on their home ground with Bairstow and Willey making their first appearances of the series alongside the incumbent White Rose trio of Joe Root, Liam Plunkett and Adil Rashid.A shell-shocked Pakistan, having conceded a world-record 444 for 3 two days ago, have made fouur changes. Custom Milwaukee Bucks Jerseys. Imad Wasim returns having been injured for Trent Bridge, coming in for the experienced Shoaib Malik who has had a poor series, while Umar Gul, Mohammad Rizwan and Mohammad Irfan are drafted in.Mohammad Amir, Yasir Shah and Wahab Riaz - the latter who conceded none for 110 at Trent Bridge, the second-worst figures in ODI history - are the bowlers making way.England 1 Jason Roy, 2 Alex Hales, 3 Joe Root, 4 Eoin Morgan (capt), 5 Ben Stokes, 6 Jonny Bairstow (wk), 7 Moeen Ali, 8 Adil Rashid, 9 Liam Plunkett, 10 Chris Jordan, 11 David WilleyPakistan 1 Sami Aslam, 2 Sharjeel Khan, 3 Azhar Ali (capt), 4 Babar Azam, 5 Sarfraz Ahmed (wk), 6 Mohammad Rizwan, 7 Mohammad Nawaz, 8 Imad Wasim, 9 Hasan Ali, 10 Umar Gul, 11 Mohammad Irfan ' ' ' 
A total of 24 fillies, headed by Minding, remain in the reckoning for the Investec Oaks, but there were few surprises at the latest confirmation stage for the £450,000 Classic contest. Custom Orlando Magic Jerseys . Minding is the 4/7 favourite with Coral, official betting partner of the Investec Derby Festival, following an easy three-and-a-half-length victory in the Qipco 1000 Guineas at Newmarket on May 1.A total of 47 fillies have gone on from winning that race to take the Oaks, but none since Kazzia in 2002. Mindings trainer Aidan OBrien is responsible for another nine of the possible starters, including Group One scorer Ballydoyle, who was runner-up to her stablemate at Newmarket, and Chester scorer Somehow.Jim Bolger is responsible for the two other Irish-trained acceptors in Turret Rocks and Siamsaiocht. Turret Rocks captured the Group Two May Hill Stakes at Doncaster in September and was not disgraced behind Minding on her reappearance at Newmarket, finishing sixth.Four of the possible runners take each other on in the Listed Height Of Fashion Stakes at Goodwood on Thursday. Snow Fairy captured the same 10-furlong contest in 2010 before going on to win the Oaks.Charlie Hills saddles the Hamdan Al Maktoum-owned filly Zaakhir. The daughter of Ravens Pass is defending an unbeaten record, having captured a mile maiden at Kempton Park in November.Hills said: We were expecting a good run from Zaakhir when she won at Kempton and she has been in good form this spring.She will have to win on Thursday or otherwise she wont be going for the Investec Oaks.The line-up also features is another unbeaten filly in Cajoled (George Scott), who captured a handicap at Nottingham last time out, The Black Princess (John Gosden) and September Stars (Ralph Beckett).Newmarket-based George Scott revealed: When we entered Cajoled for the Investec Oaks she was a maiden winner and since then she won nicely at Nottingham so it would have been unfair to take her out.She goes for the Height Of Fashion Stakes and from there a decision will be made. In my heart of hearts, I think she might be more of Sandringham Stakes (run over a mile at Royal Ascot) filly at this stage but tomorrow will tell us more.It is an acid test and I am pretty realistic about how much she has got to improve to step into that grade, but I have been delighted with her since Nottingham. I had left plenty to work on as I wanted the race to bring her on.I think a mile and a quarter will suit her well. She is a High Chaparral filly out of Kingmambo mare and there is no reason why she should not get it but beyond that I would not be sure. If she can show the turn of foot she showed at Nottingham, albeit at a lesser grade, over a mile and quarter then there is every chance she will be quite effective at that level.Ralph Beckett, with two Investec Oaks winners already to his name, has also confirmed Diamonds Pour Moi, who was runner-up in the Listed Cheshire Oaks, and Mountain Bell, third in the Listed Lingfield Park Oaks Trial.Weve left Diamonds Pour Moi in, but Id want the ground to be soft, Beckett told At The Races.She might take her chance anyway but for us to think she has a chance, the ground would have to be slow. Shes a tough filly and shell stay and shell handle the track, so it might be worth rolling the dice.I wasnt as happy with Mountain Bell going into Lingfield as I had been going to Windsor when she won her maiden.We felt we had to run as the ground was right and it looked the right spot for her. Shell work next week and well see how we feel.Other eye-catching acceptors include Group Three Musidora Stakes runner-up Fireglow (Mark Johnston), plus Beautiful Morning (Luca Cumani) and Architecture (Hugo Palmer), who were second in trials at Newbury and Lingfield Park respectively. Also See: Live results service Full racecards Get Sky Sports Custom Charlotte Hornets Jerseys .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. Custom New Orleans Pelicans Jerseys . Pence singled in the winning run with no outs in the ninth inning to give the Giants a 7-6 victory over the San Diego Padres on Sunday. http://www.customjerseysbasketball.com/ . -- Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson asked his players a simple question during Fridays morning shootaround: How many of them had ever been on a team 14 games over . Pakistan won the toss and decided to bat against England Live scorecard and ball-by-ball detailsWith the series decided, both England and Pakistan have taken the opportunity to rotate their sides, but from vastly different positions of strength, while Pakistan won the toss and opted to bat first at Headingley.England have made three changes, including a switch in wicketkeeper with Jonny Bairstow replacing Jos Buttler who suffered an injury in the warm-ups, with Chris Jordan and David Willey coming into a re-jigged pace attack as Chris Woakes and Mark Wood are rested.It means a strengthened Yorkshire contingent on their home ground with Bairstow and Willey making their first appearances of the series alongside the incumbent White Rose trio of Joe Root, Liam Plunkett and Adil Rashid.A shell-shocked Pakistan, having conceded a world-record 444 for 3 two days ago, have made fouur changes. Custom Milwaukee Bucks Jerseys. Imad Wasim returns having been injured for Trent Bridge, coming in for the experienced Shoaib Malik who has had a poor series, while Umar Gul, Mohammad Rizwan and Mohammad Irfan are drafted in.Mohammad Amir, Yasir Shah and Wahab Riaz - the latter who conceded none for 110 at Trent Bridge, the second-worst figures in ODI history - are the bowlers making way.England 1 Jason Roy, 2 Alex Hales, 3 Joe Root, 4 Eoin Morgan (capt), 5 Ben Stokes, 6 Jonny Bairstow (wk), 7 Moeen Ali, 8 Adil Rashid, 9 Liam Plunkett, 10 Chris Jordan, 11 David WilleyPakistan 1 Sami Aslam, 2 Sharjeel Khan, 3 Azhar Ali (capt), 4 Babar Azam, 5 Sarfraz Ahmed (wk), 6 Mohammad Rizwan, 7 Mohammad Nawaz, 8 Imad Wasim, 9 Hasan Ali, 10 Umar Gul, 11 Mohammad Irfan ' ' ' 
CHICAGO -- Tom Ricketts was walking back to the owners meetings Wednesday when he was stopped by a few people on the street, eager to congratulate him on the Chicago Cubs World Series title. Authentic Custom Celtics Jersey .Such is life for Ricketts these days. It has been two weeks since the franchise won its first championship since 1908, and the party is still going strong.Its great. I mean the teams a member of the family for a lot of folks, Ricketts said, and the fact that we had this kind of success after all these years of not quite getting there is just magical for this whole city.Ricketts will be acknowledged by his fellow owners for the title at some point during the meetings, but otherwise its pretty much business as usual. Asked whether he might be handed a few more bar tabs as a result of the historic championship, a grinning Ricketts responded: Well see tonight.Among the steak dinners, drinks and hallway chatter at The Drake in downtown Chicago, the dominant item on the owners agenda is baseballs collective bargaining agreement, which expires Dec. 1. Negotiators for owners and players have been meeting since spring training.Baseball has not had a work stoppage since 1994-95, and Commissioner Rob Manfred appears confident there will be an agreement by December.I trust the commissioner, trust the commissioners office, New York Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner said. Theyre going to do a great job, and everybodys been working hard. Thats about all I could add.Some of the major issues include the owners desire for a draft of international amateur players, the luxury-tax threshold and whether there will be changes to the draft-pick compensation system for premier free agents.The uncertainty surrounding the CBA could affect free agency and trade talks, but Steinbrenner made it sound as if the Yankees are pretty set about their plans no matter what happens with the labor talks.I dont think its going to impact it much as far as where were going to be, Steinbrenner said. I mean weve got money coming off the payroll for the first time in a few years, and were going to put a decent portion of it back into the club, like we always do. How much remains to be seen, depending on what our needs are and whats available.The Yankees traded slugger Carlos Beltran and relievers Andrew Miller and Aroldis Chapman in a rare pre-deadline sell-off on their way to an 84-78 record and a fourth-place finish in the AL East. Steinbrenner reiterated his desire to get under the luxury-tax threshold, wherever it lands with the new agreement, but he mentioned upgrading the bullpen as a priority.That could lead to a reunion with Chapman, who saved 20 games for the Yankees before helping the Cubs win the World Series.Look, anytime you can get a guy thats already proven he can play in New York ... its a tough place to play and if you can get a guy thats proven he can play there, then thats a plus, Steinbrenner said.Everyone is chasing the Cubs after they won a major league-best 103 games and the franchises third championship. But winter also is the season for stadium renovations, and the Yankees and Cubs are both working on construction projects.Yankee Stadium is getting more social gathering places, and the club also is enhancing its facility in Tampa, Florida. Wrigley Field is getting what Ricketts called a home plate club of premium seats, similar to other stadiums, but nothing as dramatic as when the jumbo videoboards were added to the iconic ballpark for 2015.Now it really is primarily about rebuilding the park and adding bathrooms and adding points of sale and doing all the little things to make it not only the park you would want to watch a game in, but one that serves as then like a modern park, Ricketts said.---Jay Cohen can be reached at http://www.twitter.com/jcohenap Custom Celtics Jersey China . Halifax beat the Saint John Sea Dogs 7-5 on the strength of two goals apiece from Nikolaj Ehlers, Matt Murphy and Brent Andrews. Jonathan Drouin also scored and had three assists while Zachary Fucale made 17 saves for the Mooseheads (16-8-0), who led 6-1 after two periods. Cheap Custom Celtics Jersey . The All-Pro lineman got the leg bent under him while trying to make a tackle during the first half of a 22-20 overtime loss at Miami on Thursday night. The medical staff initially thought hed torn the ligament, and the test a day later in Cincinnati confirmed it. http://www.custompacersjersey.com/custom-paul-george-jersey-large-76x.html . LOUIS -- Alexander Steen scored a power-play goal with 59. Turner Sports reporter Craig Sager received the Jimmy V Perseverance Award at The ESPYS on Wednesday night in Los Angeles.Sager, effusive in his thanks and expression of gratitude to his family, friends, colleagues and ESPN, took the stage at the Microsoft Theater after a video narrative and tribute that brought him to tears in the audience.?You try to live a lifetime of moments in three weeks, but then you say, The hell with three weeks! Sager said, referring to the aftermath of his leukemia diagnosis.Vice President Joe Biden presented the award, calling Sager a man of courage and loyalty with a hell of a team behind him.To everybody out there, we are making progress -- incredible progress, Sager said. ... We are going to find a cure for cancer. But we need your help.During a commercial break, TNT colleagues Shaquille ONeal, Charles Barkley, Reggie Miller and Ernie Johnson joined Sager and Biden on stage for a photo.Biden later tweeted:?Sager, 64, has continued to work as he faces a recurrence of the leukemia he has been battling for the paast few years. Custom Celtics Jerseys. I will continue to keep fighting, sucking the marrow out of life as life sucks the marrow out of me, Sager said.Sager missed 11 months while undergoing treatment for leukemia and a bone marrow transplant from his son before returning to his position on the sideline during TNTs NBA coverage in March 2015. But he revealed in an interview with HBO in April that his cancer was no longer in remission.The Jimmy V Award is given to someone in sports who has overcome great obstacles through perseverance and determination. It is named for Valvano, the NCAA-winning coach who gave an emotional acceptance speech at the 1993 ESPYS that included his famous words Dont Give Up ... Dont Ever Give Up! He died of cancer later that year.Sager became close with Valvano when they worked together on basketball at the 1991 Pan American Games in Cuba.Information from The Associated Press was used in this report. ' ' ' 
BALTIMORE -- The Houston Astros are bringing Cuban defector Yulieski Gurriel to the big leagues. Wholesale Custom Pelicans Shirts .After signing a five-year contract in July and spending some time in the minors, the 32-year-old third baseman will join the Astros at Camden Yards on Sunday.His recall from Triple-A Fresno comes after Houston third baseman Luis Valbuena experienced a setback Saturday in his attempt to come back from a right hamstring strain.Manager A.J. Hinch believes Gurriel should be ready to go.Hinch said, He got up to 50 at-bats with us in the minor leagues. Thats a normal spring training for him. Weve bounced him around the country. But from a baseball standpoint hes ready, and hes ready for this challenge.Hinch said Gurriel would play Sunday and make his debut as a designated hitter.Astros second baseman Jose Altuve said, We have real high expectations for him. We hear hes a really great player. I cant wait to play next to him. Pelicans Jerseys China .25 million option on reliever Jose Veras. Authentic Custom Pelicans Jersey . The Cincinnati Reds remain perfect with their speedy rookie outfielder in the starting lineup. http://www.custompelicansjersey.com/ . LOUIS -- St. CHASKA, Minn. -- When Sir Alex Ferguson gave a motivational talk to Europes Ryder Cup team at Gleneagles two years ago, a lot was made of it.For all the non-golf aficionados who enjoy the biennial contest with America, it was probably one of the key things about the home sides landslide win at Gleneagles.So Paul OConnell, the former rugby legend and hard man, has much to live up to if he is to make the same impact on the public consciousness.Theres no finer an example of shoulder to shoulder than Paul OConnell, Europes Ryder Cup captain,?Darren Clarke, said on Tuesday. He has legendary status both at home and in terms of leading the British Lions, who obviously always play away from home.So with us being away from home, he was my choice to come and address the team. Im very excited to hear what he has to say and the way that hes going to put his thoughts across.OConnell was due to speak to the European team on Tuesday night local time after partnering with Niall Horan in the celebrity match at Hazeltine Nattional. Cheap Pelicans Jerseys. e retired from rugby on medical advice in February after a career that saw him captain Munster, Ireland and the British and Irish Lions.The idea of standing shoulder to shoulder has been Europes motto at Hazeltine and is a theme in the song Irelands Call, which was commissioned by the Irish Rugby Football Union for use at international matches.Part of my whole thought process for this week is shoulder to shoulder, one team, one unit, Clarke explained. And with the rugby background that I have as well, it resonated with me. It was something that I pursued through my captaincy.We have spoken at length about what my whole thought process was, about my thinking for the team, and Paul is aware of that.From everybody that Ive spoken to who have heard Paul address teams, he is seriously inspirational. So I feel very fortunate and privileged that hes there to join us. ' ' ' 
CHICAGO -- Tom Ricketts was walking back to the owners meetings Wednesday when he was stopped by a few people on the street, eager to congratulate him on the Chicago Cubs World Series title. Authentic Custom Celtics Jersey .Such is life for Ricketts these days. It has been two weeks since the franchise won its first championship since 1908, and the party is still going strong.Its great. I mean the teams a member of the family for a lot of folks, Ricketts said, and the fact that we had this kind of success after all these years of not quite getting there is just magical for this whole city.Ricketts will be acknowledged by his fellow owners for the title at some point during the meetings, but otherwise its pretty much business as usual. Asked whether he might be handed a few more bar tabs as a result of the historic championship, a grinning Ricketts responded: Well see tonight.Among the steak dinners, drinks and hallway chatter at The Drake in downtown Chicago, the dominant item on the owners agenda is baseballs collective bargaining agreement, which expires Dec. 1. Negotiators for owners and players have been meeting since spring training.Baseball has not had a work stoppage since 1994-95, and Commissioner Rob Manfred appears confident there will be an agreement by December.I trust the commissioner, trust the commissioners office, New York Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner said. Theyre going to do a great job, and everybodys been working hard. Thats about all I could add.Some of the major issues include the owners desire for a draft of international amateur players, the luxury-tax threshold and whether there will be changes to the draft-pick compensation system for premier free agents.The uncertainty surrounding the CBA could affect free agency and trade talks, but Steinbrenner made it sound as if the Yankees are pretty set about their plans no matter what happens with the labor talks.I dont think its going to impact it much as far as where were going to be, Steinbrenner said. I mean weve got money coming off the payroll for the first time in a few years, and were going to put a decent portion of it back into the club, like we always do. How much remains to be seen, depending on what our needs are and whats available.The Yankees traded slugger Carlos Beltran and relievers Andrew Miller and Aroldis Chapman in a rare pre-deadline sell-off on their way to an 84-78 record and a fourth-place finish in the AL East. Steinbrenner reiterated his desire to get under the luxury-tax threshold, wherever it lands with the new agreement, but he mentioned upgrading the bullpen as a priority.That could lead to a reunion with Chapman, who saved 20 games for the Yankees before helping the Cubs win the World Series.Look, anytime you can get a guy thats already proven he can play in New York ... its a tough place to play and if you can get a guy thats proven he can play there, then thats a plus, Steinbrenner said.Everyone is chasing the Cubs after they won a major league-best 103 games and the franchises third championship. But winter also is the season for stadium renovations, and the Yankees and Cubs are both working on construction projects.Yankee Stadium is getting more social gathering places, and the club also is enhancing its facility in Tampa, Florida. Wrigley Field is getting what Ricketts called a home plate club of premium seats, similar to other stadiums, but nothing as dramatic as when the jumbo videoboards were added to the iconic ballpark for 2015.Now it really is primarily about rebuilding the park and adding bathrooms and adding points of sale and doing all the little things to make it not only the park you would want to watch a game in, but one that serves as then like a modern park, Ricketts said.---Jay Cohen can be reached at http://www.twitter.com/jcohenap Custom Celtics Jersey China . Halifax beat the Saint John Sea Dogs 7-5 on the strength of two goals apiece from Nikolaj Ehlers, Matt Murphy and Brent Andrews. Jonathan Drouin also scored and had three assists while Zachary Fucale made 17 saves for the Mooseheads (16-8-0), who led 6-1 after two periods. Cheap Custom Celtics Jersey . The All-Pro lineman got the leg bent under him while trying to make a tackle during the first half of a 22-20 overtime loss at Miami on Thursday night. The medical staff initially thought hed torn the ligament, and the test a day later in Cincinnati confirmed it. http://www.custompacersjersey.com/custom-paul-george-jersey-large-76x.html . LOUIS -- Alexander Steen scored a power-play goal with 59. Turner Sports reporter Craig Sager received the Jimmy V Perseverance Award at The ESPYS on Wednesday night in Los Angeles.Sager, effusive in his thanks and expression of gratitude to his family, friends, colleagues and ESPN, took the stage at the Microsoft Theater after a video narrative and tribute that brought him to tears in the audience.?You try to live a lifetime of moments in three weeks, but then you say, The hell with three weeks! Sager said, referring to the aftermath of his leukemia diagnosis.Vice President Joe Biden presented the award, calling Sager a man of courage and loyalty with a hell of a team behind him.To everybody out there, we are making progress -- incredible progress, Sager said. ... We are going to find a cure for cancer. But we need your help.During a commercial break, TNT colleagues Shaquille ONeal, Charles Barkley, Reggie Miller and Ernie Johnson joined Sager and Biden on stage for a photo.Biden later tweeted:?Sager, 64, has continued to work as he faces a recurrence of the leukemia he has been battling for the paast few years. Custom Celtics Jerseys. I will continue to keep fighting, sucking the marrow out of life as life sucks the marrow out of me, Sager said.Sager missed 11 months while undergoing treatment for leukemia and a bone marrow transplant from his son before returning to his position on the sideline during TNTs NBA coverage in March 2015. But he revealed in an interview with HBO in April that his cancer was no longer in remission.The Jimmy V Award is given to someone in sports who has overcome great obstacles through perseverance and determination. It is named for Valvano, the NCAA-winning coach who gave an emotional acceptance speech at the 1993 ESPYS that included his famous words Dont Give Up ... Dont Ever Give Up! He died of cancer later that year.Sager became close with Valvano when they worked together on basketball at the 1991 Pan American Games in Cuba.Information from The Associated Press was used in this report. ' ' ' 
ST. Flyers Jerseys China . JOSEPH, Mo. -- The Kansas City Chiefs might want to have Dr. James Andrews on speed dial.Or better yet, fly him into training camp.When the Chiefs begin their run-up to the regular season on the campus of Missouri Western the last week of July, they will do so with the biggest question marks involving the knees of some key players: running back Jamaal Charles, pass rusher Tamba Hali and star outside linebacker Justin Houston.Charles had surgery on his right ACL early last season, Hali had a procedure to clean out his knees and Houston had surgery on his left ACL -- performed by Andrews, the renowned orthopedic surgeon -- in February.How the three of them fare this season could be the difference between success and failure.The important thing with them, Chiefs coach Andy Reid said, is you dont rush it.So Charles will be treated with velvet gloves during training camp, even though he participated in some of the offseason minicamps. Hali will also see limited reps. Houston is unlikely to practice until well into the regular season, though the Chiefs are optimistic he will make it onto the field at some point.Hes where he needs to be right now, Reid said. Hes a hard worker, so hes bound and determined to get back. Ive told you before, when youre around him, you have this optimism. I feel optimistic that he is going to be back in a short period of time, but in reality, its going to take a little bit.There are plenty of other pressing issues facing Kansas City this fall. Here are some of them:RUNNING BACK COMMITTEE: The Chiefs survived without Charles last season thanks to the tandem of Spencer Ware and Charcandrick West. Knile Davis is still on the roster, too. So one of the big questions facing Kansas City is whether there will be enough opportunities to go around.Theres competition, but its not competition individually, Ware said. Its reflectively as a group, saying, `Lets do our job and lets score touchdowns.STAFF TURNOVER: Offensive coordinator Doug Pederson departed in the offseason to become head coach in Philadelphia, and Reid turned to a pair of trusted lieutenants to fill his role. Matt Nagy was promoted from quarterbacks coach to co-offensive coordinator and will be the voice in the helmet of quarterback Alex Smith, while Brad Childress became the other co-offensive coordinator after working on special projects.Matts got a great mind, and obviously Andys got a fertile mind, said Childress, who spent time with Reid in Philadelphia before a stint as Vikings head coach. Ill be able to add to that.BACKING UP ALEX: Chase Daniel was so dependable as the backup quarterback the past few years that he signed a big contract to do the same thing in Philadelphia. That leaves an opening for long-time scout squad member Tyler Bray, developmental QB Aaron Murray and rookie Kevin Hogan to earn an important job.The Chiefs could also sign a veteran backup once cuts begin happening this fall, but the coaching staff sounds as if the trio will ultimately spit out Smiths understudy.We have a long way to go, said Murray, who enters camp at the head of the line. This is what football is all about. Its about competition against other teams and your team, and thats what makes everyone better.ROOKIE ROLES: The Chiefs stockpiled picks in the draft and now begin to see what they landed, starting with second-rounder Chris Jones, a defensive tackle who should slide into the rotation immediately.The bigger questions lie in the defensive backfield and on special teams.Third-round pick KeiVarae Russell, fourth-round choice Eric Murray and seventh-round selection D.J. White are all joining the cornerback fray, while speedy Tyreek Hill could emerge as the punt and kick returner.WIDE RECEIVER: The seemingly ever-present question mark in Kansas City is: Who will catch passes this season? Jeremy Maclin gives the Chiefs a solid No. 1, but theyve been searching for depth ever since Reids arrival. They took fliers on Rod Streater and Mike Williams in free agency, drafted Hill and Demarcus Robinson, and still hope that Chris Conley and Albert Wilson can develop into go-to targets.Theyre kind of growing up before our eyes here, Reid said, which is fun to watch.---AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP-NFL Custom Bernie Parent Jersey . There was no hesitation from the 40th-ranked Pospisil, from Vernon, B.C., who admitted that he cut back on his training sessions over the last few days to conserve energy as the long ATP season finishes next week at the Paris Masters. Bernie Parent Jersey Large . -- Derrick Rose shook off poor shooting early to hit clutch shots late and Carlos Boozer had 20 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Chicago Bulls to a 104-95 preseason victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday night. http://www.customflyersjersey.com/ . Nine days before the opening ceremony, organizing committee chief Dmitry Chernyshenko said Wednesday that Sochi is "fully ready" and will deliver safe, friendly and well-run games that defy the grim reports that have overshadowed preparations. The NCAA enforcement department reduced the average duration of its most serious cases by nine percent while its case load grew by 26 percent over the last three years, according to an internal review.The department underwent an overhaul that included new leadership and personnel, along with numerous reforms, starting in 2013. Jon Duncan was named director of enforcement in 2014. The changes came at a time when NCAA enforcement was receiving criticism for mishandling the Miami case involving booster Nevin Shapiro.Part of those reforms required a three-year self-assessment delivered to NCAA President Mark Emmert. The NCAA released Thursday the reviews done by enforcement and the committee on infractions.Timeliness and the duration of cases was one of the main areas in which members asked to be addressed. The internal report says in 2013 enforcement concluded 10 investigations. The average duration of the investigation was 8.7 months. In 2015, 49 cases were concluded and thhe average duration of the investigation was 7. 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