q123's blog

PHILADELPHIA -- The Cavaliers have so many ways to beat teams, and this time it was Kyrie Irvings turn to win a game. Air Force 1 Store .Irving scored 19 of his season-high 39 points in the fourth quarter and LeBron James had a triple-double with 26 points, 10 rebounds and 13 assists, leading Cleveland to a 112-108 comeback victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Sunday.Kevin Love chipped in 25 points and 11 rebounds to help the defending champions (13-2) improve to their fourth straight win.When you have great players, it can come from any of us at any given moment, Irving said. When one of us gets it going, we always continue to go to that person. It can be anybodys night. Were always trusting each other. That fourth quarter was just for me to be aggressive.Joel Embiid led seven players in double figures with 22 points for the 76ers, who have lost three straight. Embiid also had nine rebounds, four assists and three blocks.When those guys are on like that, its really hard to beat them, Embiid said.The Cavaliers never led through the first three quarters, but Irving got hot early in the fourth to put Cleveland in front. He gave Cleveland its first lead on a layup 2:38 into the period and had 10 of the first 13 Cavaliers fourth-quarter points on a variety of jumpers and drives. His layup with 7:51 left gave Cleveland its biggest lead to that point, 90-86.Asked what he liked about Irvings fourth quarter, James said, Could you not like everything?Whoever has the hot hand, we want to continue to get it to him, James said. Kyrie understands what needs to be done in order for us to win. He showcased that today.Cleveland trailed by as many as 14 points in the first half. The Cavaliers got as close as 72-70 on James Jones 3-pointer with 3:53 left in the third quarter. But the 76ers scored nine of the next 10 points, capped by Dario Sarics 3-pointer that made it 81-71. James had four and Love two as the Cavaliers ran off the final six points of the quarter to enter the final period down 81-77.STITCHED UPLove was limited to 28 minutes after receiving five stitches for a cut over his right eye suffered early in the first quarter.SLOW STARTThe Cavs missed their first 14 shots, but Philadelphia couldnt take full advantage and led just 10-2 before James driving layup with 6:50 left in the first quarter resulted in Clevelands first field goal.VERBAL EXCHANGEJames and Embiid got into a verbal altercation late in the first quarter. Richard Jefferson was whistled for a foul on Embiids drive, and James questioned the call. Embiid went toward James direction, but officials stepped between the players. The incident drew a rise in the crowd.James provided a couple of first-half highlights, dunking with 6:03 left in the first quarter and then following a missed free throw with a dunk with 1:17 to go in the first half. He has three triple-doubles this season.OFF NIGHTJ.R. Smith went 0 for 11 from the field, including 0 for 7 from 3-point range.As a shooter youre not going to make every shot, Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue said. Defensively, he was great like hes been all year. His shots are going to fall. When they do, well be really tough to stop.MORE MINUTES?Embiid was limited to 25 minutes, eight of which came in the fourth quarter, as part of his minutes restriction that is part of his rehab plan after missing the last two seasons with a foot injury.You come up with some really hard decisions that maybe dont favor me or us or whatever, 76ers coach Brett Brown said. But for the long term lens that we all have, we have to be responsible with Joel Embiid. Winning a game in the middle of November in 2016 sometimes that takes a back seat.Embiid didnt play in Fridays 105-89 loss to the Bulls and wont play Monday night at Toronto, marking the sixth game he will miss this season.IT MUST BE THE SHOESJames was excited about many Ohio State players wearing his shoes in Saturdays Ohio State-Michigan football game, a game in which the Cavaliers attended as a team.They looked good in those shoes, James said. It was a proud moment for me. I dont get too happy about a lot of things, but I was happy about that.TIP-INSCavaliers: Channing Frye (personal) was not with the team. Fryes father died Thursday. ... Cleveland beat Philadelphia 102-101 on Nov. 5. ... James 3-pointer with 5:01 left in the second period was his 1,000th as a member of the Cavaliers. ... Cleveland has made at least 10 3-pointers in every game this season.76ers: Jerryd Bayless (left wrist) didnt play. Bayless missed the first 13 games of the season with a left wrist injury.UP NEXTCavaliers: At Milwaukee on Tuesday night.76ers: At Toronto on Monday night. Stan Smith Sneakers Wholesale . -- Matt Rupert scored once in regulation and again in the shootout as the London Knights extended their win streak to nine games by defeating the Owen Sound Attack 4-3 on Friday in Ontario Hockey League action. Air Max Tn Plus Sale . 1, meaning problems for the doping controls at both major international sports events next year. The World Anti-Doping Agency provisionally suspended the Moscow Antidoping Center on Sunday, saying its operations must improve or a six-month ban on the facilitys accreditation will be imposed. http://www.cheapshoesstorewholesale.com/ . The Browns coaching search remains incomplete.CHICAGO -- Adam Dunn has been insisting all season he feels great, even while he was piling up strikeouts at the beginning of the year. Its not so hard to believe him right now. Dunn hit a three-run homer in the first inning and the Chicago White Sox handed Jon Lester his first loss with a 6-4 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Monday night. "It was hard to sit here and keep saying over and over and over how good I felt, with no results," Dunn said. "Hopefully these results keep coming and people start believing me that I wasnt lying to them." Alejandro De Aza and Alexei Ramirez added consecutive RBI doubles in the second as Chicago took advantage of an ineffective Lester (6-1) to earn its fifth win in seven games in the opener of an eight-game homestand. The White Sox scored each of their runs with two outs. "The first innings good, but you know for me, that next inning when you get a couple doubles and you score like that, thats a good sign," manager Robin Ventura said. Jarrod Saltalamacchia hit a two-run homer for the Red Sox, who had won five in a row. Saltalamacchia made a bid for a second two-run shot, but Dayan Viciedo brought in his drive on the warning track in left-centre with the White Sox clinging to a 6-4 lead in the seventh. Boston right fielder Shane Victorino was running the bases in the sixth when his left hamstring started to bother him, and he was replaced in the field in the bottom of the inning. He also missed games on Friday and Saturday with a back injury. "He felt the left hamstring grab him, little bit of a spasm," manager John Farrell said. "Given what hes been dealing with, low back, I wasnt going to take any chances in that situation." Farrell said Victorino was day to day, and the team would proceed cautiously. Lester was trying to become the first left-handed starter to win his first seven decisions for Boston since Roger Moret in 1973. But he was shaky in the first couple of innings while falling to 4-5 in 10 career games against the White Sox to go along with a 5.43 ERA, his highest against any AL team. "Chicago, for some reason, I dont feel like Ive ever pitched well here for whatever reason," Lester said. "It is what it is, and it always goes back down to executing pitches at the right time, and I didnt execute the pitch in the first inning. That changed the whole momentum of the game." Lester retired his first two batters before running into trouble. Alex Rios singled to extend his hitting streak to 15 games and Paul Konerko walked before Dunn drove a 2-0 pitch to right for his fifth homer in seven games and No. 11 on the year. Cheap Yeezy 350 Fake. Dunn also walked before Viciedo singled home Ramirez to make it 6-2 in the fifth. The burly slugger is batting .360 with 13 RBIs in his last seven games, raising his average 39 points to .172 for the year. "When hes right, he can do a lot of damage," Ventura said. "His pitch selection is good. I dont know mechanically exactly what it is but when a guy knows hes in the right position to hit and hes more confident, it comes down to pitch selection." Lester retired the side in order in the sixth, and that was it for him. He allowed five earned runs and seven hits, walked three and struck out two. While Lester struggled, Dylan Axelrod (2-3) pitched six effective innings to win his second straight start. The right-hander, who could lose his spot in the rotation when John Danks comes off the disabled list, gave up two runs and four hits. "Its easy to have a lead and pitch to contact and just let the defence work," he said. Axelrod acknowledged that he thinks about his role with Danks almost back from August shoulder surgery, but Ventura said theres still a bit to go before a decision has to be made. "Johns going to throw next couple of days, and then well find out exactly, go from there," Ventura said. "But again, its not going to be easy for anybody. Well make that decision when we get there." Matt Thornton yielded Will Middlebrooks two-run double in the seventh and Jesse Crain extended his scoreless streak to 17 innings before Addison Reed finished for his 15th save in 16 chances. With one out and a runner on first in the ninth, Middlebrooks hit a drive that De Aza caught at the wall in centre field. Konerko then made a diving stop on Stephen Drews grounder and flipped the ball to Reed covering first to end the game. The White Sox improved to 9-9 at home on the first night of a stretch of 17 of 23 games in Chicago that includes two against the Cubs at Wrigley Field. If the White Sox (20-23) can turn around their sluggish play at U.S. Cellular Field, it could be a chance to make up some ground in the bunched AL Central. NOTES: The Red Sox activated closer Andrew Bailey from the 15-day disabled list. He had been out since April 29 with right biceps inflammation. ... Chicago 2B Gordon Beckham, placed on the disabled list April 12 with a broken bone in his left wrist, played shortstop in a rehab game with Triple-A Charlotte on Monday night. Ventura said Beckham could return to the team by the end of the week. ... LHPs Felix Doubront (3-1, 6.03 ERA) of the Red Sox and Jose Quintana (2-1, 3.97) of the White Sox are slated to pitch Tuesday. ' ' ' 
According to Google, Harley Quinn from Suicide Squad is the most popular Halloween costume this year. Nike Air Force 1 07 Lv8 Pas Cher . Thats kind of YAWN, if you ask me, and it seems the Final Five has been pretty well represented -- if my Twitter feed is any indication.The U.S. gymnastics team made up of Simone Biles, Aly Raisman, Gabby Douglas, Laurie Hernandez and Madison Kocian won over the country this past summer, and their popularity is still going strong.Here is a small sampling of Final Five costumes, some even approved by members of the team themselves.Stuck It #winningA photo posted by P R I N C E S S (@youngwildnpri18) onOct 29, 2016 at 3:18pm PDT You are all gold medalists in the Halloween department, IMO, ladies. Well done.See something entertaining on social media that you think deserves to be shared? Let me know on Twitter, @darcymaine_espn. Nike Air Force 1 High Pas Cher . Canada is now down to its 22-player limit, although but players wont be registered until Christmas Day. Changes could still be made as a result of a suspension or injury. Air Force 1 Basse Noir . 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. http://www.siteairforce1pascher.fr/air-force-1-low-soldes/basket-basse-femme.html . LOUIS -- Heading into the final stretch of the season, the issues for the Chicago Bears banged-up defence only seem to be getting worse. What a way for Seattle and New England to cap the most exciting and enticing day of the NFLs largely lackluster season:Tom Brady floating an end-zone fade for Rob Gronkowski with Kam Chancellor in coverage -- three of the leagues best players -- on fourth-and-goal from the 1 with 11 seconds left to decide the outcome of a Super Bowl rematch from two seasons ago and possible championship preview for this season.This is the sort of Sunday that draws folks in and doesnt let them go.A really cool night of football, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said after his teams 31-24 victory at the Patriots.There really was nothing missing, from start to finish and everything in between, including:- a potential winning extra point blocked and returned for a winning defensive 2-point conversion by the reigning champion Broncos to stun the Saints (with the bonus talking point of whether the guy who ran the ball back should have been ruled out of bounds or was spared that embarrassment because, as the league acknowledged afterward, his white shoes might or might not have blended in with the white sideline);- a fake-spike TD pass by Ben Roethlisberger to Antonio Brown for the Steelers that was one-upped moments later by Ezekiel Elliotts 32-yard TD run with 9 seconds left for the Cowboys in a game that somehow included a half-dozen missed 2-point conversions;- an apparently harmless completion with less than 30 seconds left in a tied game that was meandering toward overtime suddenly transformed into a turnover by Chiefs defensive back Marcus Peters, who ripped the ball away from Panthers wideout Kelvin Benjamin and set up Kansas Citys winning, final-play field goal.And so much more.It all ended when Bradys pass for his elite tight end fell incomplete. Gronkowski and Chancellor, a superb safety, exchanged contact, but there was no flag, seemingly a miracle these days.It came down to one yard at the end, Brady lamented, and we didnt get it.The game was suspenseful as can be: Not only was the outcome settled in the closing seconds, but there were seven lead changes, the same number as in Dallas 35-30 win at Pittsburgh, marking the first time in NFL history there were two such exceedingly back-and-forth games on one day.It was chock-full of indivvidual excellence from some of the sports biggest names (Brady and Russell Wilson each threw for more than 300 yards; Richard Sherman recovered a fumble) as well as lesser-known-but-still-talented players (Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount and Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin each scored three TDs). Nike Air Force 1 Low Pas Cher. And it even offered some water-cooler conversation starters about two of the leagues best coaches.Was it really best for Bill Belichick to have Brady run the ball more times (twice) from inside the 2 than Blount (once) on the final sequence? (Brings to mind a certain decision not to run the ball at the goal line late in another game between these two teams, doesnt it?)Did it really make sense for Pete Carroll to have Seattle try a 2-point conversion (that failed) for what would have been a nine-point lead at the end, instead of taking the extra point for an eight-point edge?We wanted to see, Carroll said, if we could put it out of reach.In case you missed it, here are other top topics after the NFL seasons 10th Sunday:HE DID WHAT?!Do yourself a favor and check out Tampa Bay QB Jameis Winstons one-of-a-kind play , when he scrambled this way and that for more than 10 seconds, covering more than 20 yards in the wrong direction -- all the way back to his own end zone -- before completing a 39-yard pass to a leaping Mike Evans that traveled a lot more than that. Then, one play later, Winston tossed a 43-yard TD pass to Freddie Martino in a 36-10 victory over Chicago.DEMARCOS NOT DONEIf anyone thought DeMarco Murray was done -- and Tennessee, lest anyone forget, used a second-round pick on Derrick Henry this year -- the running back sure put on a show in the Titans 47-25 win over Aaron Rodgers and the slumping Packers. On his teams first play from scrimmage, Murray went 75 yards for a touchdown, tying Hall of Famer Earl Campbells franchise record of five consecutive games with a TD on the ground. Then, for good measure, Murray threw for a score, too.---For more NFL coverage: http://www.pro32.ap.org and http://www.twitter.com/AP-NFL---Follow Howard Fendrich on Twitter at http://twitter.com/HowardFendrich ' ' ' 
Our NFL Insiders predict Week 7s biggest upsets and fantasy flops/sleepers. Custom Packers Super Bowl Jerseys . Plus: MVP picks, the race for the No. 1 seed in the NFC, and the Packers offensive struggles.Whats your biggest upset for Week 7?Matt Bowen, NFL writer: Its only a one-point spread as of this writing, and Im not sure its even a true upset, but Ill take the Raiders on the road over the Jags. After a down week in the loss to the Chiefs, this is a game where Derek Carr can target the Jaguars zone schemes and find the favorable matchups to take some shots over the top of the secondary.John Clayton, senior NFL writer:?Colts over Titans. This is the first time since Andrew Lucks rookie season that the Colts have been an underdog to the Titans. To save the season, Luck needs a big game. Dexter Williams Super Bowl Jersey . Q: Team Canada announces their Olympic roster three weeks from today. Who is general manager Steve Yzerman watching? LeBrun: Over the last 48 hours, hes taken in the home-and-home between the Dallas Stars and Colorado Avalanche with Jamie Benn and Matt Duchene being the obvious targets. Jimmy Graham Super Bowl Jersey . Robinson finished with 17 points, all but two in the second half, and Lawson had 14 after halftime and finished with a game-high 11 assists as the Nuggets handed Dallas its first home loss in eight games this season. J.J. Hickson led Denver with 22, and Kenneth Faried added 10 points and 10 rebounds. http://www.packersonlineteamstore.com/jason-spriggs-youth-jersey.html . The Australian is competing in his final season in Formula One and still looking for his first win this year. He will look to end Vettels run of six straight race wins on Sunday. Webber, who is fifth in the championship, earned his second pole from the past three races and 13th of his career. FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Falcons star receiver Julio Jones said Thursday he is good to go for Sundays game at Oakland as he tries to move past a nagging ankle injury.Jones tweaked his left ankle injury in Sundays 31-24 loss to Tampa Bay. He missed Atlantas final preseason game after turning the ankle.The health of Jones, a 2015 All-Pro, is crucial to the offense under any circumstance. Jones status is especially crucial because No. 2 receiver Mohamed Sanu also was limited by an ankle injury for the second straight day.Jones said tweaking the injury did not make him worry the ankle could become a long-term problem.Its nothing I think about, he said. You cant play slow. If I feel like I couldnt go, I wouldnt go if its something thats going to hinder me throughout the season. Ill be OK.Coach Dan Quinn said he hopes both receivers receive full clearance on Friday after receiving half their normal reps on Thursday.Sanu deferred to Quinn when asked about his status.Whatever he says, thats what I would go with, Sanu said.Offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan said he has to prepare for the possibility he wont have his top receivers against the Raiders.You never know how its going to be on game day, Shanahan said following the practice. Theyre still banged up. Theyre fighting through it. I try not to worry about that stuff. I always assume theyre going to be there but you definitely prepare for the worst-case scenario if that happens.Jones earned respect as one of the NFLs top receivers in 2015, when he led the league with 1,871 yards receiving, the second-highest total in NFL history. Jones and Pittsburghs Antonio Brown shared the NFL leead with 136 catches. Paul Hornung Super Bowl Jersey. hat top-level production does not go unnoticed by defenses. As expected, Jones received extra attention from Tampa Bays defense last week, when he had four catches for 66 yards, including a 25-yard touchdown.Sanu, signed from the Bengals to be Atlantas new No. 2 wide receiver, had five catches for 80 yards against Tampa Bay. He had a 59-yard catch and a 5-yard scoring catch in the first quarter.Jones hopes defenses take note of the strong start from Sanu.They were doubling me last week early on, Jones said. Sanu made a few plays for us and started making them try to play us honest. Then they came back and started doubling me a little bit.Justin Hardy, who had one catch for no gain, was the only other receiver with a catch. Running backs Tevin Coleman and Devonta Freeman combined for nine receptions.The Raiders gave up a league-high 419 yards passing with four touchdowns in their 35-34 opening win over New Orleans.Theyre gonna fix things just like were gonna fix things, Jones said. We just have to be ready for everything. ... They struggled a little bit last week but that was the first game.Game notes DE Brooks Reed (shoulder) and S Keanu Neal (right knee) worked on the side with trainers. Neal, the first-round pick who had arthroscopic surgery on the knee last month, could make his debut next week.---AP NFL websites: http://pro32.ap.org and http://twitter.com/AP-NFL---Follow Charles Odum at www.twitter.com/CharlesOdum and http://bigstory.ap.org/content/charles-odum ' ' ' 
ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Hawks have exercised forward-center Mike Muscalas contract option for the 2016-17 season. Nike Air Max 1 2021 .Muscala played in a career-high 60 games last season, his third in the NBA, though he averaged only 3.3 points in 9.4 minutes per game.The 6-foot-11 Muscala, who played for Bucknell, recorded his first career double-double with a career-high 18 points and 10 rebounds at Charlotte on March 28, 2015.Muscala was the 44th overall pick in the 2013 NBA draft. Nike Air Max 1 . Aduriz headed home Markel Susaetas cross in the sixth minute to open the scoring at San Mames Stadium. He bettered that with a long-range blast that went in off the goal frame in the 18th, and converted a penalty in the 72nd after Diego Mainz was sent off for fouling Aduriz with only the goalkeeper to beat. Replica Nike Air Max 1 . He said Tuesday thats a big reason why he is now the new coach of the Tennessee Titans. Whisenhunt said he hit it off quickly with Ruston Webster when interviewing for the job Friday night. https://www.cheapairmax1store.com/ . And follow TSN.ca right through Deadline Day for all the updates. From Pierre LeBrun While Anaheim GM Bob Murray said earlier this season he was not going to trade Jonas Hiller despite the fact hes an unrestricted free agent on July 1, some sources have told TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun that Murray might be willing to move another goalie. Williams technical director Pat Symonds says his teams development has been remarkably stagnant compared to rivals Force India this year.After finishing third in the last two constructors championship, Williams finds itself in a battle for fourth place with Force India this year. It currently sits fifth in the standings, 10 points behind Force India, and has dropped 25 points to its rival in the last five races.After the opening five races of the season, Williams was 51 points ahead of Force India, but a major upgrade for the British-based Indian team at the Spanish Grand Prix started to turn the tables.I think we have been remarkably stagnant this year and other teams, particularly Force India, have moved on, he said. Force India did most of it in one upgrade, which is quite unusual these days because you tend to trickle things in race by race, but at Barcelona they made a pretty major step forward. It may not have been quite as apparent in Barcelona -- I think it took them a little bit time to understand it and best utilise it.We have also introduced upgrades and we have improved the car -- if we went baack to Barcelona now we would be a bit quicker, but the delta wouldnt be as much as Force India. Fake Nike Air Max 1. They have done an exceptional job, but I think our development, which has been a strong point in 2014 and 2015, has let us down this year.Symonds was reluctant to blame Williams early switch to its 2017 car and instead admitted the teams development plan had not delivered the results he expected.Certainly the facilities and infrastructure are exactly the same as it was [in 2014 and 2015], and most of the people are the same and we know they are capable of doing a good job.We did make quite an early switch this year to next years car, but thats not all of it because some of the things we concentrated on at the start of the year to become our developments right through the year simply didnt work as well as we expected. We have a target of what we expect to get out of the windtunnel in terms of [downforce] points per run and this year it was not as good as it was last year. ' ' ' 
Robbie Farahs chances of reclaiming a spot in West Tigers NRL team this week suffered a blow when he missed Wednesdays training with a calf injury. Air Force One Pas Cher Adulte .The out-of-favour hooker, who was named in NSW Cup for the second week in a row on Tuesday, was a noticeable absentee from the clubs extended session but is expected to be available.I spoke to him this morning. Hes in high spirits and hes looking forward to playing this weekend. Thats as far as I know, said teammate Jordan Rankin after training.Rankin was Farahs surprise replacement as back-up hooker in the Tigers last-start NRL win over St George Illawarra, spelling starting hooker Dene Halatau with a 20-minute cameo.A fullback or winger by trade, Rankin said his instructions from coach Jason Taylor were clear.Obviously its a new thing thrust upon me last weekend during the game, he said.It was just do whatever the halves wanted, and I just gave it to them.Its pretty plain and simple for me.Rankin said he didnt know about his new role until during the game.It was always a matter of how Dene was going to handle playing the full 80 minutes, knowing we didnt have a hooker on the bench and (prop) Joel Edwards playing as well, he said.There was a stage there where it just happened that I had to come out and fill the role for a bit so (Halatau) could get a breather.Getting the win, I thought it was not bad.Rankin, 24, also weighed into the Taylor-Farah saga, hitting out at critics of the former club captain for claiming he wasnt giving the teams young halves enough opportunities in attack.The stories about Robbie not giving them enough ball, to me it seems like a beat-up, he said.Theres no reason why Robbie cant come back and play for us this year, and theres no reason why those boys cant dominate with him there.Back-up centre Chance Peni failed to finish the session after collapsing with what seemed like a serious knee injury. Air Force 1 Low Noir . Clarke was injured while practicing on the Doha Golf Club range after the pro-am on Tuesday. The Northern Irishman arrived at the course on Wednesday hoping to start, but after hitting a few balls on the practice putting green Clarke advised officials he was not fit to play. Nike Air Force 1 07 Lv8 Pas Cher . 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.siteairforce1pascher.fr/air-force-1-just-do-it-soldes/blanche.html . 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. CLEVELAND -- LeBron James is jamming one of college footballs biggest games into his busy schedule.James and his Cleveland teammates plan to attend Saturdays Ohio State-Michigan game in Columbus before they travel to Philadelphia and play the 76ers on Sunday. A rabid Ohio State fan, James has been on the sideline at Ohio Stadium in the past, but not for a game he said is on his bucket list.This years matchup between the No. 2 Buckeyes and No. 3 Wolverines has national championship implications.The defending NBA champion Cavs hosted Dallas on Friday night before they will take in the OSU-Michigan rivalry.We have an opportunity to go down to Columbus and watch an unbelievable battle between two great colleges, James said following Fridays win.Cleveland coach Tyronn Lue said the entire team will attend the game and then fly to Philadelphia. Lue met Ohio State coach Urban Meyer when the Cavaliers were in Columbus to play an exhibition game last month.James and his teammates also attended several Cleveland Indians postseason games when they reached the World Series. Saturdays showdown will be another big moment.Stuff like this doesnt always come around, the World Series in your backyard and our Buckeyes have been very successful, but you dont know how many times its going to happen James said. A two-three matchup, thats perfect timing.James doesnt plan on addressing the Buckeyes before the game.It hasnt come up, he said.James has more than a rooting interest in thiis years game. Nike Air Force 1 07 Soldes. He has also provided Ohio States players with cleats inspired by his signature Nike sneakers to wear against Michigan. He said the idea was hatched 10 years ago, but it took time before the cleat could be developed.Its been something thats been in the works for years now, he said. We finally was able to put together a shoe and work with the Nike football lab to put a cleat on there. Its always a hard process when you turn a basketball shoe into a cleat, so we finally was able to find a shoe that fits the Nike lab football cleat.James said some of the players tested them this week at practice before deciding whether to play in them.It was just like, great timing, I guess, that it came together when they were playing Michigan in the biggest game of the season, he said.Its also perfect timing that James cleats are being unveiled when Ohio State is facing Michigan, which this season is wearing Jordan Brand, sports gear designed by Michael Jordan, whose Jump Man logo adorns their uniforms.James, though, said it was just a coincidence that the cleats came out this week.Ohio State is one of four schools whose basketball teams wear exclusively James apparel and sneakers.---This story has been corrected to show that Cavs play the Sixers on Sunday, not Saturday.---More AP college football: www.collegefootball.ap.org ' ' ' 
NEW ORLEANS (5-8) at ARIZONA (5-7-1)Sunday, Dec. Josh Jackson Super Bowl Jersey . 18, 4:05 p.m., ETOPENING LINE -- Cardinals by 3 +RECORD VS SPREAD -- New Orleans 8-5, Arizona 4-9SERIES RECORD -- Cardinals lead 15-14LAST MEETING -- Cardinals beat Saints 31-19, Sept. 13, 2015AP PRO32 RANKING -- Saints No. 24, Cardinals No. 22SAINTS OFFENSE -- OVERALL (1), RUSH (18), PASS (1)SAINTS DEFENSE -- OVERALL (24), RUSH (12), PASS (29)CARDINALS OFFENSE -- OVERALL (10), RUSH (11), PASS (13)CARDINALS DEFENSE -- OVERALL (1), RUSH (10), PASS (2)STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES -- Saints have lost three straight at Arizona. ... New Orleans ranked No. 1 in offense, Cardinals No. 1 in defense. ... New Orleans routed Arizona 45-14 in divisional playoffs of 2009 season, Kurt Warners final game. ... New Orleans and Jacksonville are only teams not to have winning record at any point the last three seasons. .. Saints QB Drew Brees has not thrown TD pass in last two games and was intercepted three times against Tampa Bay. ... Brees topped 4,000 yards passing for record 11th straight season. ... New Orleans needs to win two of three to finish 7-9 for third straight year. ... Arizona RB David Johnson joins Edgerrin James as only players to have at least 100 yards from scrimmage in first 13 games of single season. No one has done it for first 14. Record for most consecutive 100-yard games in season is 15 by Barry Sanders (1997, year he was co-MVP with Brett Favre). ... Johnson leads league in yards from scrimmage (1,830), needs 255 yards receiving to top 1,000 yards rushing and receiving. ... WR Larry Fitzgerald has caught pass in 192 consecutive games, third-longest streak in NFL history. He is second in NFL with 91 receptions. ... Against Miami, Chandler Catanzaro missed 41-yard FG and extra point and had another extra point blocked and returned by Dolphins to Arizona end zone for two points. ... Cardinals QB Carson Palmer has 20 TD passes and 13 interceptions. He threw two TDs with two interceptions vs. Miami. ... Arizona loss would give Bruce Arians his first losing season in his four years in desert. ... Fantasy Tip: Arizona WR J.J. Nelson ran for one TD and caught pass for another against Dolphins. He has five TDs in past six weeks. With release of Michael Floyd, expect Nelson to get even more work this week.---For more NFL coverage: http://www.pro32.ap.org and http://www.twitter.com/AP-NFL Billy Turner Super Bowl Jersey . The parade and rally were held to celebrate the Saskatchewan Roughriders 45-23 win over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on Sunday in the CFLs championship game. Packers Super Bowl Jerseys . It was hard for Luck to pull off another comeback, or even get into the end zone, while standing on the sideline. Rivers threw a 22-yard touchdown pass to rookie Keenan Allen and Nick Novak kicked four field goals to give the Chargers a 19-9 victory against the Colts on Monday night. http://www.packersonlineteamstore.com/customized.html . Collaros, 25, was solid last season, posting a 5-2 record as the starter while incumbent Ricky Ray was injured. Collaros also started Torontos 23-20 regular-season finale loss to Montreal — Ray didnt dress because the Argos had already clinched first in the East Division — but was one of three quarterbacks to play that day. CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Carolina Panthers filled arguably the biggest hole on their roster Monday by acquiring three-time Pro Bowl punter Andy Lee in a trade with the Cleveland Browns.The Panthers gave up a 2018 fourth-round pick and punter Kasey Redfern in exchange for Lee and a 2017 seventh-round pick.The defending NFC champions had hoped veteran Mike Scifres would fill the void left by Brad Nortman, who signed with Jacksonville in free agency. However, Scifres, the former Chargers punter, injured his kicking (right) knee in Fridays preseason game when a New England player ran into him on his first punt of the preseason.The Panthers had been trying to hold Scifres out as he rehabbed offseason surgery on his left knee.The Browns traded Lee three days after coach Hue Jackson jumped the 13-year veteran on the sideline for a lack of effort on trying to stop a return that went 73 yards for a touchdown.[It was] his pursuit. Lets be very honest, Jackson said after the game. Were out there to play. If theres another guy that has the ball, your job is to go get it. The second time [on a long return] he did that, so that was improvement.Thats something to build on. The first time he understood in his conversation with me thats not how we pursue it, and he made amends for that. So on we go.On Monday, the Browns moved on from Lee. And the Panthers found a huge missing piece to a puzzle they hope will resullt in a second straight trip to the Super Bowl. Bryan Bulaga Super Bowl Jersey. .Lee ranks sixth in the NFL all time in gross punting average (46.2 yards), eighth all time in net average (39.5) and ninth all time for punts inside the 20 (325).He set Browns single-season records with a 46.7-yard gross average and 40.1-yard net average in 2015.In 2011, Lee recorded the NFLs second-best single-season net punting average (44.0). In 2007, he had 42 punts inside the 20, tied for third-best season in NFL history.Lee also has ties to the Carolinas, growing up in Westminster, South Carolina, before playing collegiately at Pittsburgh.Lees current contract runs through 2018. He has a salary cap figure of $2,833,000 in 2016, $3,433,000 in 2017 and $4,134,000 in 2018.One of the reasons the Panthers didnt keep Nortman was they didnt want to compete with the four-year, $8.8 million deal he received from Jacksonville. That deal has a cap number of $2.15 million in 2016.Carolina also wanted to become more efficient at directional punting. Nortman sometimes outkicked the coverage.The Panthers did not indicate what would happen to Scifres, who attended Mondays practice but did not work out. An injury settlement is a possibility with four more moves needed to reduce the roster to 75 by 4 p.m. ET on Tuesday. ' ' ' 
The World Club Series could be scaled back to a one-game event following NRL runners-up Melbournes snubbing of the event. Len Dawson Super Bowl Jersey .The Storm on Monday declined an invitation to participate in the pre-season tournament which pits Australias best rugby league sides against the English Super League grand finalists.The NRL is in discussions with the Rugby Football League (RFL), the games governing body in England, about whether it wants the Australians to send over a second side or to restructure the tournament.NRL head of football Brian Canavan said there were on-going negotiations with English administrators and he expected them to make a determination within the next 24 to 48 hours.He said should the RFL ask for a second side to be sent out, the NRL would go about trying to lure a replacement.Were waiting to here about the actual structure - do they want another team in? There are other options, theyll come back to us, Canavan told AAP.If they want another team then well go to work on assisting to find another team.Storm management cited concerns about player workload and the taxing trip having a negative effect on their preparation for the 2017 season.The Storm were to meet English runners-up Warrington as part of the series, but they turned down the opportunity.The WCS had already been scaled back to a two-game tournament after 2015 champions North Queensland, Brisbane and Sydney Roosters all took part earlier this year.It leaves premiers Cronulla, who will face English champions Wigan, as the sole Australian side to have committed to the 2017 WCS, with a number of other clubs expressing hesitation to participate.All six other top eight sides indicated they would not take up the $400,000 invitation to travel to England next year, having already locked in their pre-season schedule.Parramatta, Newcastle and South Sydney have also expressed reservations.St George Illawarra have indicated a desire to take part, with chief executive Peter Doust saying it would be an ideal opportunity to grow the club and the game. Patrick Mahomes Super Bowl Jersey . Vancouver Whitecaps and Toronto FC failed to make the postseason while Montreal Impact fell at the first hurdle losing heavily to Houston Dynamo in the Eastern Conference Knockout Round. Chad Henne Super Bowl Jersey . Louis Blues teammates who would also be participating in the Olympics, Alex Pietrangelo felt right at home, no different in some ways to the travel experience of any old road trip – save for the length of the journey, that is. http://www.thechiefsshoponline.com/Youth-khalen-saunders-chiefs-jersey/ . The parade and rally were held to celebrate the Saskatchewan Roughriders 45-23 win over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on Sunday in the CFLs championship game. NEW ORLEANS -- Loyola University New Orleans swimming programs are joining the Mid-South Conference for the inaugural season for mens and womens swimming in 2016.Mid-South Conference Commissioner Eric Ward, in a news release Wednesday, said the leagues Council of Presidents unanimously approved Loyola as its 15th affiliate member and the seventh institution in the conference to sponsor swimming.Loyola Athletic Director Brett Simpson says the conference features some of thhe best competition in the NAIA. Tony Gonzalez Super Bowl Jersey. Loyola joins Bethel in Tennessee, Campbellsville, Cumberlands and Lindsey Wilson, all in Kentucky, Life in Georgia and Lindenwood-Belleville in Illinois as Mid-South schools to sponsor swimming.Loyolas season begins Sept. 30 with a dual meet in Shreveport against Centenary College and Hendrix College. ' ' ' 
Andy Murray last week announced his split from coach Amelie Mauresmo after two years working together, so who will train the British No 1 next? Murray, who beat world No 1 Novak Djokovic to win the Rome Masters on Sunday, won seven tournaments during his time with Mauresmo, but failed in his bid for another Grand Slam. Damien Williams Super Bowl Jersey .With an appointment not expected before the French Open on May 22, Sky Sports assesses the possible options. Here are five that he could consider...Andre Agassi Murray is consoled by Andre Agassi after losing the 2013 Australian Open final The former world No 1 has the pedigree Murray is looking for in a new coach. Agassi won eight Grand Slams across all surfaces and is considered one of the best players of all time.Murray grew up in awe of Agassi and the American has spoken of a possible coaching role in the future. Highlights from the Rome Masters final as Andy Murray faced Novak Djokovic Seeing the game through someone elses eyes and trying to figure out how to make them better, all that sounds like a very satisfying experience, he said in 2014.However, Agassi also has a young family and is committed to launching tennis academies in the US. Murray has spoken of the need for a full-time coach, present for 25-30 weeks of the tour, and these factors may cause the Scot to rule out Agassi.John McEnroe Murray and John McEnroe play doubles in an exhibition match McEnroe was linked with the job in 2014 before Mauresmo took the position. Another former world No 1, McEnroe has always been a big supporter of Murray.Often compared because of their aggressive on-court styles, McEnroe would offer a different coaching mantra to the likes of Mauresmo and Ivan Lendl, which may appeal to Murray. Croft: Perfect win for Murray Andy Murray produced a perfect match to defeat Novak Djokovic in the final of the Rome Masters McEnroe also found great success in doubles, winning 10 Grand Slams, in addition to the seven singles majors. Murray may want to utilise his expertise, developing his two-man game with brother Jamie for both the Davis Cup and the Olympics in Rio this summer. New dad Murray relishes title Andy Murray says birth of baby daughter will have a positive effect on his career McEnroe would have to cut back on his current ventures, which include commentary, the Champions Tour and celebrity appearances.It remains to be seen whether the lure of coaching would persuade the American to take on a new project.Lindsay Davenport Lindsay Davenport was the 1999 Wimbledon winner Murray has spoken before of the importance of a female influence in his coaching team. Davenport is another top former player, having won three Grand Slams and ranked No 1 in both singles and doubles during her career.The American is available, having split with Madison Keys after her Australian Open performance. Keys progressed to the semi-finals in Melbourne, her best Grand Slam finish, and broke into the world top 20.Davenport was hugely supportive of Murray following his hiring of Mauresmo and, if offered, the high-profile role might be one she cant turn down.Leon Smith Leon Smith coaches Murray for the Davis Cup The Davis Cup-winning captain has an excellent relationship with Murray, having paired up to lead Great Britain to winning the competition this year for the first time since 1936.Another Scot, Smith knows the Murray family well and would be able to fit the tour schedule around his Davis Cup duties, which he has committed to for another three years.It would be a fantastic opportunity for Smith, who coached Murray from age 11 to 15. However, the question of family may again be the issue. Smith has three children and time away may be a decisive factor. Ivan Lendl Ivan Lendl oversaw Murrays biggest successes Murrays former coach gave him the most success of his career to date, winning two Grand Slams and Olympic gold during their three years together.Lendl was integral to the development of Murrays forehand and second serve, as well as psychologically helping to channel his frustration and maintain concentration in difficult points.The reason for their split back in 2014 was time commitments. Lendl had set up a tennis academy in South Carolina, whil also playing more on the veterans tour.However, the academy has now closed and Lendl may wish to reconsider a head coaching role once more. The relationship and mutual respect is already there and both men are proven winners. Also See: WATCH: Murray wins in style Murray beats Djokovic recap Murray v Djokovic: The Rivalry A rivalry in pictures Derrick Thomas Super Bowl Jersey .com) - Christian Ponder will get another chance to prove himself for the Minnesota Vikings, with head coach Leslie Frazier announcing Wednesday that the struggling quarterback will start this weekends game against the Green Bay Packers. Eric Fisher Super Bowl Jersey . Boucher previously coached the Tampa Bay Lightning and had a 97-78-20 record over two-plus seasons. He was dismissed by the team last March after the Lightning struggled in the lockout-shortened season with a 13-18-1 record. http://www.thechiefsshoponline.com/Youth-Len-Dawson-Chiefs-Jersey/ . 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. A New Zealand athlete and his journalist girlfriend holed up in their apartment in Rio after military police at the centre of an alleged abduction showed up at their door, but they later tweeted that they are safe.Jiu-jitsu champion Jason Lee says members of the Policia Militar pulled him into a car on Sunday and forced him to withdraw money from two ATMs.A report was made to the Policia Civil (civil police), who Lee said assured him his personal information could not be accessed by the military police. (The civil police handle criminal investigations; the military police are responsible for public order.)But on Monday afternoon, the Lee and his girlfriend found the Policia Militar at their door.Doorman just called to say Policia Militar - the police who kidnapped my boyfriend - are downstairs. They should not have our address, Lees girlfriend, Laura McQuillan, tweeted.We have contacted the NZ Ambassador and are awaiting further advice.The civil police were also contacted and arrived about 90 minutes later.In anoother tweet, McQuillan said the office of Rios state secretary for security told her that the military police who came to the apartment were from internal affairs, although several of her questions and concerns about the visit had yet to be answered. Dorian ODaniel Super Bowl Jersey. Lee tweeted later Monday: We are safe. Thanks for the msgs from everyone overseas and locally. I will reply to you all when time allows. Thanks for the support!McQuillan also tweeted: We are ok & grateful for the support of NZ Embassy, Civil/Tourist Police & State Secretary for Security! No further comment at the moment.A New Zealand Foreign Ministry spokesperson confirmed Lee contacted the embassy in Brasilia on Tuesday morning.The embassy has contacted other authorities on his behalf, they said.Lees account has been described by Australian Olympic team boss Kitty Chiller as very disturbing.The AAP contributed to this report. ' ' ' 
San Jose Sharks center Tomas Hertl will miss Saturdays game against the Arizona Coyotes with a lower-body injury he suffered in Thursdays 3-2 loss to the St. Vapormax Plus Sunset For Sale . Louis Blues.Hertl, 23, flew back to San Jose on Friday and will undergo an MRI, coach Pete DeBoer said.Any time youre sending a guy back early on a trip to get looked at, theres concern, DeBoer said. But you look around the league, and everyones dealing with injuries. A lot of injuries to key guys, so we have to continue on here.Hertl appeared to be injured when he collided with Blues forward Jori Lehtera in the second period. He skated to the bench soon after and was seen limping up the tunnel. He did not return to the game.It wasnt one of those situations where it was really evident, and it didnt look really serious, DeBoer said. Hopefully, its not. Well wait and see.Hertl has dealt with serious injuries before, including a right knee injury in June that forced him to miss four games of the Stanley Cup finals as well as the World Cup of Hockey.He also had surgery during his rookie season to repair ligaments in his right knee.Hes been through a lot for a young guy, DeBoer said. He was playing great, arguably been one of our best players here through the first 20 games after a summer of rehab. So you feel for him.A fourth-year player, Hertl has nine points in 17 games. Vapormax Plus Black And White Cheap . There are some early surprises in the race for the Hart Trophy, but two of the contenders are the leagues biggest stars over the past decade. There are many more players in contention for the awards than just the three that Ive named, and a good or bad week can easily alter the landscape, but through the first 20 or so games of the NHL season, this is how the awards races look to me. Vapormax Flyknit Glacier Blue . It says Pocklingtons lawyer filed the appeal Friday in a California court. CTV Edmonton also says Pocklington gave a $100,000 cash deposit as part of the conditions of his bail, and that he will be out on bail until his appeal is heard. http://www.vapormaxcheapoutlet.com/ . PETERSBURG, Fla. Do not expect Lamar Jackson to join college footballs most exclusive club.Louisvilles sophomore quarterback will be the 10th player to return to school after winning the Heisman Trophy since Archie Griffin became the only two-time winner in 1975.Seven of those returning Heisman winners have come since 2003 and most have not even come close to repeating.Billy Sims of Oklahoma won the Heisman in 1978 and then finished second behind Charles White of Southern California in 1979. Other than that no Heisman winner has done better than third in the voting the following season.So, taking Jackson out of the equation, who will be the next Heisman winner? Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield, who finished third Saturday night behind Jackson and Clemsons Deshaun Watson, probably will be the only other finalist to return to school next season. Mayfield has already said he will not enter the NFL draft.Michigans Jabrill Peppers, a junior, is waiting to make his decision on the NFL, but is likely to be a first-round pick if he leaves early. Oklahoma receiver Dede Westbrook is a senior.Among the other top-11 vote-getters, Washington sophomore quarterback Jake Browning, who came in sixth, is the only one guaranteed to be back next season to challenge Jackson.Five more players who likely will be in the 2017 Heisman race:SAQUON BARKLEY, RB PENN STATENittany Lions quarterback Trace McSorley will garner plenty of hype heading into 2017, but Barkley could be the best returning running back in the country. He played through some bumps and bruises this season and it held his carries down to 19 per game. He still rushed for 1,302 yards and scored 19 touchdowns. He is a solid receiver, too, and the likely centerpiece of an offense that could be one of the best in the nation.SHANE BUECHELE, QB, TEXASTom Herman takes over as coach, and he benefits from Charlie Strong having left behind a talented quarterback. Buechele threw foor 2,958 yards and 21 touchdowns as a freshman. Vapormax Flyknit 2 Discount. . Hermans offense helped turned Greg Ward Jr. into a star at Houston. Buechele does not have ideal mobility for some of Hermans scheme, but the coachs track record suggests he gets the most out of his quarterbacks.SAM DARNOLD, QB, SOUTHERN CALIFORNIAOnly Ohio State and Notre Dame have had more Heisman winners than USCs six so garnering attention on the West Coast should not be a problem. Darnold should enter next season as the most-hyped player in the Pac-12. As a redshirt freshman he revived a Trojans team that was on the verge of spiraling to a terrible 2015 season. Darnold became the starter in game four and passed for 2,633 yards and 26 touchdowns. He is not your typical USC drop-back passer, giving him some of that dual-threat goodness Heisman voters love.QUINTON FLOWERS, QB, SOUTH FLORIDAThe best season that nobody seemed to notice in 2016 was turned in by the Bulls junior. The only quarterback to run for more yards than Flowers 1,425 was Lamar Jackson. New USF coach Charlie Strong would be wise not to mess with Flowers and the Gulf Coast offense.JALEN HURTS, QB, ALABAMAHurts is on his way to becoming the first freshman quarterback to lead his team to the national championship since Jamelle Holieway of Oklahoma in 1985. He is already a game-changing runner (841 yards and 12 touchdowns) and solid passer (2,592 yards and 65.3 completion percentage). He wasnt the best player on the best team this season, but there is a good chance he might be in 2017 and thats a good way to win the Heisman. It would be surprising if Hurts DIDNT win a Heisman in the next two seasons.---More AP college football: www.collegefootball.ap.org and https://twitter.com/AP-Top25---Follow Ralph D. Russo at www.Twitter.com/ralphDrussoAP ' ' ' 
espnWs Sarah Spain (10:15 a. Jason Spriggs Super Bowl Jersey .m. ET), actor Kurt Russell (11:30) and Zoo Miamis Ron Magill (12 p.m.) join the guys and Greg Cote.Text us at 67974 (msg&data rates may apply) or tweet us at @LeBatardShow and @Stugotz790 -- well be with you from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET on ESPN Radio, ESPNRadio.com and ESPNU. Darnell Savage Jr. Super Bowl Jersey . - Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie never doubted he would bring back coach Dennis Allen for a third year despite back-to-back 4-12 records. Corey Linsley Super Bowl Jersey . Houston won 3-0 to advance to face New York in the Eastern Conference semifinals. Last in the game, Di Vaio and Romero got into a shoving match with several Houston players. Romero appeared to elbow and kick Houston defender Kofi Sarkodie. https://www.packersrookiestore.com/Packers-Dexter-Williams-Jersey/ . The Olympic champion curler and TSN curling analyst immediately went online to look at the Halls long list of honoured members. Thats when the enormity of the honour sunk in. HOUSTON -- Coach Tom Hermans only loss since taking over at Houston came to UConn last season.As the sixth-ranked Cougars (4-0, 1-0 American) prepare to meet the Huskies (2-2, 0-1) again Thursday night, theyre determined not to let them ruin another perfect season.We dont focus on it (but) there is a bit of internal sense of liability, of atonement, to right some of the wrongs that occurred, Herman said.The Cougars were 10-0 last year when they were toppled 20-17 by the Huskies in Connecticut in the first meeting between the schools.Houston quarterback Greg Ward Jr. didnt start that game because of an ankle injury, but had to come in for the last series when backup Kyle Postma was injured.Though the Cougars would certainly like to have an undefeated season, their first goal is to win the American Athletic Conference title and know that if they lose this game it could hurt their chances to do that.This is the next step on that path. Thats how we are looking at it, tight end Tyler McCloskey said. They out-prepared us last year, so the most important thing to us this year is that they dont out-prepare us again.Herman learned a lot about his team and how to better deal with his players from that loss. Entering last years game against UConn he didnt realize how much they had been wiped out from their previous few games.I learned that teams get tired, he said. That game came on the heels of a three game stretch of Vanderbilt, Cincinnati and Memphis ... that took a lot out of our football team. UConn was coming off a bye week, and they were at home. I learned we have to be very mindful of the state of the team week to week in terms of their mental and physical exhaustion levels and take every step necessary to make sure theyre in peak mental and physical condition ... on game day.Some things to know about Thursdays UConn-Houston game.STINGY RUN DEFENSEThe Cougars rank first in the nation in run defense by allowing just 37 yards rushing a game. This week theyll have an interesting challenge in dealing UConn with running back Arkeel Newsome and dual-threat quarterback Bryson Shirreffs. Newsome leads the Huskies with 211 yards rushing and two touchdowns, and Shirreffs is second on the team with 187 yards rushing and a TD on the ground. Elgton Jenkins Super Bowl Jersey. THOMASS TOUCHESHouston will try to limit the touches of Noel Thomas on Thursday after the receiver had two touchdown receptions in UConns win last season. Hes off to another good start this year and has 40 catches for 388 yards and a score. Thomas had a career-high 14 reception against Syracuse on Saturday, and ranks fourth in the country and second in the conference in receptions this season.HOME SWEET HOMEThis will be Houstons second home game this year, but to the Cougars it feels as if they havent really played at home because a weather delay of more than 3 1/2 hours in the first quarter of their home opener against Lamar sent most of the fans packing early.The place should be packed and rocking, especially with a national television audience, Herman said. It feels like its been a long time since weve had a home game.LIMITING TURNOVERSUConn coach Bob Diaco lamented a rash turnovers by his team that have led to touchdowns this season. The Huskies have had two fumbles returned for touchdowns and Syracuse returned an interception for a touchdown against them last week.If its an anomaly, it needs to end, he said. If its not an anomaly, it needs to be coached to end because when those things happen in a game youre not going to win, especially against fine and quality competition.RED ZONE SUCCESSWhen a reporter mentioned that the Cougars scored on each of their six trips inside the red zone against Texas State, Herman raised his hands in the air and let out a cheer. He said the improvement in that area is due to better play by the offensive line.We were not playing well the first few games, and you have to run the ball down there, because youve got more bodies in less space, he said. Our offensive line grew up a little bit on Saturday against Texas State in ... the way we ran the football.---AP college football website: collegefootball.ap.org ' ' ' 
Pages: 1 2 3 Next
Password protected photo
Password protected photo
Password protected photo