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A lot of Chicago Cubs fans have waited a long time to see them win the championship. Shawn Kemp Thunder Jersey . In this case, it feels like forever.How many people can say they went to the very first World Series game at Wrigley Field?That was in 1929, and future Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens was there. He was in the box seats behind third base a few Octobers later, too, and saw Babe Ruth call his shot.Very definitely, Stevens told The Associated Press this week by phone from Florida. He pointed his bat.Now, at 96 and outdating the ivy on the outfield walls at the cherished ballpark, Stevens planned to be at Game 4 Saturday night when his Cubs host the Cleveland Indians.And he had a playful wish. Well, beyond the obvious.Tossing out a ball from the mound at Wrigley, as he did in 2005. Only this time, at the World Series.Id love to, the veteran right-hander said. Id like to see if I can throw it over the plate again.Stevens said he was still on that bench, but added with a bright tone, I suppose theres a couple days left.The Cubs won 5-1 Wednesday night in Cleveland to tie things at one game apiece. The Series shifts to the city where Stevens grew up for Game 3 Friday night.Not since 1908 have the Cubs won the World Series. They were led by the Tinker-to-Evers-to-Chance double play combination that became famed in verse -- the same year, Take Me Out to the Ball Game was written.Born in 1920, Stevens said he has no recollection from his boyhood days of older friends and family members talking about that championship club.Of the some 7.4 billion people on the planet, no telling for sure if theres anyone around who would recall those Cubs.They are alive, but do they remember? said Robert Young, a senior consultant for gerontology for Guinness World Records. I think theres probably a few.Young estimates there are 4,000 people around the globe who were alive then, most of them outside the United States.Its amazing to me the Cubs franchise lasted that long without winning, he added.Before the World Series opener, Stevens had already formed his opinion on the outcome.I think the only question is whether it will be four straight or whether it will take five games for us to win it in Chicago, he said.And even though the Indians and their crowd have been waiting since 1948 for a crown, its been much longer on the North Side of Chicago.The Cubs are entitled to win in this one, I think, he said.Justice for the Cubs, so to speak.Stevens served on the Supreme Court from 1975 to 2010 and in his chambers he had an autographed photo of Cubs great Ernie Banks and a jersey of Chicago pitcher Mark Prior.Stevens also had a framed scorecard from the 1932 game when Ruth pointed. It was a gift long ago from a fellow law clerk, who knew Stevens had seen the Bambino that afternoon as a 12-year-old.As a kid, he followed the Cubs in the fledging days of radio. With more modern devices, Stevens rooted for them as often as he could this season.The Cubs began their drive to end the championship drought this year at spring training in the Phoenix suburbs -- in 1908, Arizona wasnt even a state.They led the majors with 103 wins, but Stevens wasnt about to celebrate early. After so many years of hope and so little success, this is their first World Series trip since 1945.Its hard to acknowledge, but it happened, he said.Just like Stevens imagined, sort of. Shortly before opening day, he told the AP he was anticipating big things from this new, talented bunch of Cubs.I dont think its a question of whether theyll win a championship, he said then. Its whether Ill still be here to see it. Gary Payton Thunder Jersey . The Court of Arbitration for Sport ruling "puts an end to my dreams of being a top player," the 27-year-old Troicki said in a statement. "I worked my entire life for it, and it has been taken away from me in one afternoon by a doctor I didnt know," said Troicki, whose ranking peaked at No. Darius Bazley Thunder Jersey . -- The plastic that was taped across the lockers in Oaklands clubhouse came down and the champagne that was on ice went back into the cooler. https://www.thunderrookiesshop.com/Kyle-Singler-City-Edition-Jersey/ . While hell be dialed in to that tournament on a course he loves, you can forgive him if his eyes glance down the calendar just a bit, towards April. NEW YORK -- Dan Girardi scored 1:55 into the third period and the New York Rangers beat the Arizona Coyotes 3-2 on Sunday night.Josh Jooris and J.T. Miller also scored for New York, which has won consecutive games to improve to 4-2-0. Henrik Lundqvist made 27 stops.Radim Vrbata had both of Arizonas goals, and Louis Domingue made 23 saves. The Coyotes have lost their first four games on a six-game trip since beating Phhiladelphia in overtime at home to start the season. Devon Hall Thunder Jersey. Girardi put the Rangers ahead with a slap shot from the right point. The veteran was paired with rookie Brady Skjei in his first game after missing New Yorks previous three with a strained groin, and Skjei assisted on the goal. ' ' ' 
A lot of Chicago Cubs fans have waited a long time to see them win the championship. Shawn Kemp Thunder Jersey . In this case, it feels like forever.How many people can say they went to the very first World Series game at Wrigley Field?That was in 1929, and future Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens was there. He was in the box seats behind third base a few Octobers later, too, and saw Babe Ruth call his shot.Very definitely, Stevens told The Associated Press this week by phone from Florida. He pointed his bat.Now, at 96 and outdating the ivy on the outfield walls at the cherished ballpark, Stevens planned to be at Game 4 Saturday night when his Cubs host the Cleveland Indians.And he had a playful wish. Well, beyond the obvious.Tossing out a ball from the mound at Wrigley, as he did in 2005. Only this time, at the World Series.Id love to, the veteran right-hander said. Id like to see if I can throw it over the plate again.Stevens said he was still on that bench, but added with a bright tone, I suppose theres a couple days left.The Cubs won 5-1 Wednesday night in Cleveland to tie things at one game apiece. The Series shifts to the city where Stevens grew up for Game 3 Friday night.Not since 1908 have the Cubs won the World Series. They were led by the Tinker-to-Evers-to-Chance double play combination that became famed in verse -- the same year, Take Me Out to the Ball Game was written.Born in 1920, Stevens said he has no recollection from his boyhood days of older friends and family members talking about that championship club.Of the some 7.4 billion people on the planet, no telling for sure if theres anyone around who would recall those Cubs.They are alive, but do they remember? said Robert Young, a senior consultant for gerontology for Guinness World Records. I think theres probably a few.Young estimates there are 4,000 people around the globe who were alive then, most of them outside the United States.Its amazing to me the Cubs franchise lasted that long without winning, he added.Before the World Series opener, Stevens had already formed his opinion on the outcome.I think the only question is whether it will be four straight or whether it will take five games for us to win it in Chicago, he said.And even though the Indians and their crowd have been waiting since 1948 for a crown, its been much longer on the North Side of Chicago.The Cubs are entitled to win in this one, I think, he said.Justice for the Cubs, so to speak.Stevens served on the Supreme Court from 1975 to 2010 and in his chambers he had an autographed photo of Cubs great Ernie Banks and a jersey of Chicago pitcher Mark Prior.Stevens also had a framed scorecard from the 1932 game when Ruth pointed. It was a gift long ago from a fellow law clerk, who knew Stevens had seen the Bambino that afternoon as a 12-year-old.As a kid, he followed the Cubs in the fledging days of radio. With more modern devices, Stevens rooted for them as often as he could this season.The Cubs began their drive to end the championship drought this year at spring training in the Phoenix suburbs -- in 1908, Arizona wasnt even a state.They led the majors with 103 wins, but Stevens wasnt about to celebrate early. After so many years of hope and so little success, this is their first World Series trip since 1945.Its hard to acknowledge, but it happened, he said.Just like Stevens imagined, sort of. Shortly before opening day, he told the AP he was anticipating big things from this new, talented bunch of Cubs.I dont think its a question of whether theyll win a championship, he said then. Its whether Ill still be here to see it. Gary Payton Thunder Jersey . The Court of Arbitration for Sport ruling "puts an end to my dreams of being a top player," the 27-year-old Troicki said in a statement. "I worked my entire life for it, and it has been taken away from me in one afternoon by a doctor I didnt know," said Troicki, whose ranking peaked at No. Darius Bazley Thunder Jersey . -- The plastic that was taped across the lockers in Oaklands clubhouse came down and the champagne that was on ice went back into the cooler. https://www.thunderrookiesshop.com/Kyle-Singler-City-Edition-Jersey/ . While hell be dialed in to that tournament on a course he loves, you can forgive him if his eyes glance down the calendar just a bit, towards April. NEW YORK -- Dan Girardi scored 1:55 into the third period and the New York Rangers beat the Arizona Coyotes 3-2 on Sunday night.Josh Jooris and J.T. Miller also scored for New York, which has won consecutive games to improve to 4-2-0. Henrik Lundqvist made 27 stops.Radim Vrbata had both of Arizonas goals, and Louis Domingue made 23 saves. The Coyotes have lost their first four games on a six-game trip since beating Phhiladelphia in overtime at home to start the season. Devon Hall Thunder Jersey. Girardi put the Rangers ahead with a slap shot from the right point. The veteran was paired with rookie Brady Skjei in his first game after missing New Yorks previous three with a strained groin, and Skjei assisted on the goal. ' ' ' 
CALGARY, Alberta -- Sean Monahans overtime goal brought a sense of relief to the Calgary Flames locker room. Custom Miami Marlins Jerseys .Monahan scored 2:26 into overtime, giving Calgary its first win of the season, 4-3 over the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday night.The 22-year-old made a nifty move and beat Robin Lehner over his shoulder for his first of the season after being set up alone in front by Johnny Gaudreau.Everybody needed that goal, and when I say everybody, probably the fans, the coaches and Mony himself, said Glen Gulutzan, who earned his first victory as Calgarys coach.After dropping back-to-back games in Edmonton and then losing in overtime in Vancouver on Saturday, the Flames had pressure building on a team expected to take a giant step forward in 2016-17.When you win, it brings confidence, Monahan said. As a group, its home ice and the way that we battled back and found a way to win is big for our team.Matthew Tkachuk got his first NHL goal, and Michael Frolik and Micheal Ferland also scored for Calgary.Zemgus Girgensons, Ryan OReilly and Marcus Foligno scored for Buffalo.Calgary trailed 2-1 entering the third period but tied it at 1:10. Folignos turnover in his own corner was taken by Ferland, who darted straight to the net and lifted a backhand into the top corner.Foligno made up for his error on his next shift, with a nifty inside-out move to sidestep Deryk Engelland and then flicking a high shot past Chad Johnson on the glove side.The Flames got it back to even once more at 4:52 on Tkachuks goal. The 18-year-old snapped a shot from off the wing that beat Lehner over his shoulder on the short side.Obviously unbelievable, Tkachuk said. You dream about scoring in the NHL for a long time. Now that Ive got the first one out of the way, hopefully we can just keep rolling as a team.Tied 1-1 after the first period, OReilly put the Sabres into the lead on a power play and via some misfortune for Calgary defenseman Dougie Hamilton.OReillys slap shot from the top of the circle was kicked out by the right pad of Johnson but the puck hit Hamilton in his chest and bounced into the net.I dont think theres many positives to take at all, OReilly said. Our compete level, our execution was just embarrassing. Thats not the way we want to be. We want to be a consistent team. We have to be a lot better.OReillys goal came shortly after a stretch of nearly 18 minutes in which the Sabres never generated a shot. However, Calgary could not solve Lehner during that stretch, which involved a couple squandered power plays including a 5 on 3.Johnson made 18 saves for the victory. Lehner had 30 stops in the loss.Calgary tied the game 1-1 at 16:12 of the first period.In their first stretch of sustained pressure, the Flames eventually capitalized with Frolik digging out a loose puck lying by the pad of Lehner and sliding in his third goal.Buffalo opened the scoring at 7:25, taking advantage of a mishandling of the puck by Calgary defenseman TJ Brodie. Tyler Ennis was the beneficiary of the turnover and he zipped a pass in front where Girgenson deflected it into the top corner.Game notes Gaudreau was blanked again and has been held to just one assist in four games. ... Veteran defensemen Dennis Wideman and Nicklas Grossmann were scratches for the Flames as rookie Brett Kulak got in the line-up again. Wideman and Grossmann have a combined 1,350 games in their NHL career.UP NEXTSabres: Play Thursday night at Vancouver.Flames: Host the Hurricanes on Thursday night. Cheap Marlins Jerseys . One game after a miserable showing in Oklahoma City, Gay tied a career high with 41 points and the Sacramento Kings cruised to a 114-97 victory at the New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday night. Wholesale Marlins Jerseys . Dusautoir, the former World Player of the Year, sustained a torn bicep playing for Toulouse in the Heineken Cup on Saturday. The flanker, who has played 65 times for France, is expected to be out for up to four months. https://www.cheapmarlinsjerseys.us/ .7 million, one-year contract, a raise of $2.2 million. Wieters had asked for $8.75 million and the Orioles had offered $6. Quitting at the top, Formula One champion Nico Rosberg shocked the world of motor racing Friday by announcing he was retiring at the age of 31, five days after earning his first world championship.I have decided to end my Formula One career. I had a very, very clear dream, that was to become Formula One world champion. I have achieved this childhood dream now and I am not willing to do that sort of commitment again, Rosberg said in Vienna.So I have decided to follow my heart, and my heart has told me just to stop there, to call it a day.Rosberg said he made the decision on Monday, a day after finishing second at the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix to clinch the F1 title.I am on the peak, so this feels right, he said.He wrote on Facebook of the difficulties he faced over a season that took a toll on people close to him: It was a whole family effort of sacrifice, putting everything behind our target.Rosberg had a strained relationship with Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton. They came up through the karting circuits to became fierce rivals in F1, constantly needling each other in the media. They dueled for the F1 championship for the last three years. Rosberg was runner-up to Hamilton in 2014 and 2015, but hung on this year to relieve Hamilton of the title in the final race.Rosbergs father, Keke, the 1982 F1 champion, said after watching his son in Abu Dhabi that the strain of fighting Hamilton was sapping him.I dont know how much its taken out of him, Keke Rosberg said on Sunday. Maybe he retires tomorrow.All observers thought that was a quip. Mercedes said on its website that Rosberg will stop racing in Formula One with immediate effect. Stitched Marlins Jerseys. amilton said he was not surprised by his teammates decision.Im probably one of the only people that it was not a surprise to, Hamilton said. He later added: Will I miss the rivalry? Of course.The three-time champion said he would help Mercedes look for a replacement.Im interested to see who would want to be my teammate, and respect anyone that would want to, Hamilton said.Rosberg said it had been his dream, my `one thing to become Formula One world champion. Through the hard work, the pain, the sacrifices, this has been my target. And now Ive made it. I have climbed my mountain.In an online video, the German said: Im not willing to do it again next year.Rosberg won 23 races (tied for 12th all-time) and 30 pole positions (8th) from 206 races since his debut in 2006.He began thinking of retirement after winning in Suzuka in early October, when the destiny of the title was in my own hands.Mercedes chief Toto Wolff paid tribute to Rosberg for making a brave decision.He has chosen to leave at the pinnacle of his career, as world champion, having achieved his childhood dream, Wolff said. The clarity of his judgment meant I accepted his decision straight away when he told me.Rosberg is the first reigning champion to retire since Alain Prost in 1993.If you accomplish your goal, then theres no reason to stay around, track and fields athlete of the year Usain Bolt said upon hearing the news in Monaco. ' ' ' 
NEW YORK -- Mary Keitany has won her third straight New York City Marathon to become the first woman to win three consecutive marathons in New York since Grete Waitzs five-year run from 1982 to 1986. Reds Jerseys China .The 34-year-old Kenyan defended her title Sunday in an unofficial time of 2 hours, 24 minutes, 26 seconds, beating countrywoman Joyce Chepkirui by nearly four minutes.Last year, Keitany pulled away around the 21-mile mark. On Sunday, she began getting a sizable lead at the 15-mile mark as the race crossed the Queensboro Bridge into Manhattan.Keitany reached Manhattan in less than 90 minutes. As she began running up First Avenue, television commentators referred to her as The Boss of New York City, and following the 20-mile mark, Keitany led by more than two minutes.Molly Huddle placed third in her debut after setting an American record at the 10,000 meters in the Rio Olympics.---This story has been corrected to show that previous winners last name is spelled Grete Waitz, not Waltz. Reds Jerseys 2019 . 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. Cincinnati Reds Shirts . Gerald Green and Miles Plumlee? Green had bounced around the NBA when he wasnt playing overseas. The Pacers gave up on Plumlee after just one season. Now Green and Plumlee are key cogs in the Suns surprising breakout season. https://www.cheapredsjerseys.us/ . "Trying to breathe," he said with a grin. Bernier stopped 42 of 43 shots on Monday night, including all 22 in a hectic middle frame, his heroic performance propelling the Leafs toward an undue point in their final game before the Christmas break. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS (8-8)OPEN CAMP: July 26, Anderson, IndianaLAST YEAR: Andrew Luck never looked right and neither did Colts. Luck missed nine games because of injuries, forcing coach Chuck Pagano to survive worst season of four-year tenure with five quarterbacks. Instead of contending for Super Bowl trip, as widely expected, Indy missed playoffs for only second time since 2002.IMPORTANT ADDITIONS: C Ryan Kelly, CB Patrick Robinson, RB Robert Turbin, QB Scott Tolzien, OL LeRaven Clark, defensive coordinator Ted Monachino.IMPORTANT LOSSES: TE Coby Fleener, LB Jerrell Freeman, S Dwight Lowery, CB Greg Toler, QB Matt Hasselbeck, WR Andre Johnson, C Khaled Holmes, quarterbacks coach Clyde Christensen, defensive coordinator Greg Manusky.CAMP NEEDS: Colts top priority hasnt changed: finding offensive line combination to reduce number of hits Luck takes. Adding Kelly in draft should help. Wholesale Reds Jerseys. Indy also believes Luck can help himself by taking fewer chances; running less could keep him healthy. Throwing ball away more frequently should reduce turnovers, too. Monachino will focus on stopping run. But training camp will be first time players will see how philosophies of Monachino and offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski really work.EXPECTATIONS: Though teams goal hasnt changed, nobody is talking Super Bowl this summer. Pagano and general manager Ryan Grigson even downplay expectations in AFC South. If Luck stays healthy, Colts could again be championship contender. Indy should make playoffs and chase third division title in four years.---AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP-NFL ' ' ' 
CALGARY, Alberta -- Sean Monahans overtime goal brought a sense of relief to the Calgary Flames locker room. Custom Miami Marlins Jerseys .Monahan scored 2:26 into overtime, giving Calgary its first win of the season, 4-3 over the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday night.The 22-year-old made a nifty move and beat Robin Lehner over his shoulder for his first of the season after being set up alone in front by Johnny Gaudreau.Everybody needed that goal, and when I say everybody, probably the fans, the coaches and Mony himself, said Glen Gulutzan, who earned his first victory as Calgarys coach.After dropping back-to-back games in Edmonton and then losing in overtime in Vancouver on Saturday, the Flames had pressure building on a team expected to take a giant step forward in 2016-17.When you win, it brings confidence, Monahan said. As a group, its home ice and the way that we battled back and found a way to win is big for our team.Matthew Tkachuk got his first NHL goal, and Michael Frolik and Micheal Ferland also scored for Calgary.Zemgus Girgensons, Ryan OReilly and Marcus Foligno scored for Buffalo.Calgary trailed 2-1 entering the third period but tied it at 1:10. Folignos turnover in his own corner was taken by Ferland, who darted straight to the net and lifted a backhand into the top corner.Foligno made up for his error on his next shift, with a nifty inside-out move to sidestep Deryk Engelland and then flicking a high shot past Chad Johnson on the glove side.The Flames got it back to even once more at 4:52 on Tkachuks goal. The 18-year-old snapped a shot from off the wing that beat Lehner over his shoulder on the short side.Obviously unbelievable, Tkachuk said. You dream about scoring in the NHL for a long time. Now that Ive got the first one out of the way, hopefully we can just keep rolling as a team.Tied 1-1 after the first period, OReilly put the Sabres into the lead on a power play and via some misfortune for Calgary defenseman Dougie Hamilton.OReillys slap shot from the top of the circle was kicked out by the right pad of Johnson but the puck hit Hamilton in his chest and bounced into the net.I dont think theres many positives to take at all, OReilly said. Our compete level, our execution was just embarrassing. Thats not the way we want to be. We want to be a consistent team. We have to be a lot better.OReillys goal came shortly after a stretch of nearly 18 minutes in which the Sabres never generated a shot. However, Calgary could not solve Lehner during that stretch, which involved a couple squandered power plays including a 5 on 3.Johnson made 18 saves for the victory. Lehner had 30 stops in the loss.Calgary tied the game 1-1 at 16:12 of the first period.In their first stretch of sustained pressure, the Flames eventually capitalized with Frolik digging out a loose puck lying by the pad of Lehner and sliding in his third goal.Buffalo opened the scoring at 7:25, taking advantage of a mishandling of the puck by Calgary defenseman TJ Brodie. Tyler Ennis was the beneficiary of the turnover and he zipped a pass in front where Girgenson deflected it into the top corner.Game notes Gaudreau was blanked again and has been held to just one assist in four games. ... Veteran defensemen Dennis Wideman and Nicklas Grossmann were scratches for the Flames as rookie Brett Kulak got in the line-up again. Wideman and Grossmann have a combined 1,350 games in their NHL career.UP NEXTSabres: Play Thursday night at Vancouver.Flames: Host the Hurricanes on Thursday night. Cheap Marlins Jerseys . One game after a miserable showing in Oklahoma City, Gay tied a career high with 41 points and the Sacramento Kings cruised to a 114-97 victory at the New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday night. Wholesale Marlins Jerseys . Dusautoir, the former World Player of the Year, sustained a torn bicep playing for Toulouse in the Heineken Cup on Saturday. The flanker, who has played 65 times for France, is expected to be out for up to four months. https://www.cheapmarlinsjerseys.us/ .7 million, one-year contract, a raise of $2.2 million. Wieters had asked for $8.75 million and the Orioles had offered $6. Quitting at the top, Formula One champion Nico Rosberg shocked the world of motor racing Friday by announcing he was retiring at the age of 31, five days after earning his first world championship.I have decided to end my Formula One career. I had a very, very clear dream, that was to become Formula One world champion. I have achieved this childhood dream now and I am not willing to do that sort of commitment again, Rosberg said in Vienna.So I have decided to follow my heart, and my heart has told me just to stop there, to call it a day.Rosberg said he made the decision on Monday, a day after finishing second at the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix to clinch the F1 title.I am on the peak, so this feels right, he said.He wrote on Facebook of the difficulties he faced over a season that took a toll on people close to him: It was a whole family effort of sacrifice, putting everything behind our target.Rosberg had a strained relationship with Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton. They came up through the karting circuits to became fierce rivals in F1, constantly needling each other in the media. They dueled for the F1 championship for the last three years. Rosberg was runner-up to Hamilton in 2014 and 2015, but hung on this year to relieve Hamilton of the title in the final race.Rosbergs father, Keke, the 1982 F1 champion, said after watching his son in Abu Dhabi that the strain of fighting Hamilton was sapping him.I dont know how much its taken out of him, Keke Rosberg said on Sunday. Maybe he retires tomorrow.All observers thought that was a quip. Mercedes said on its website that Rosberg will stop racing in Formula One with immediate effect. Stitched Marlins Jerseys. amilton said he was not surprised by his teammates decision.Im probably one of the only people that it was not a surprise to, Hamilton said. He later added: Will I miss the rivalry? Of course.The three-time champion said he would help Mercedes look for a replacement.Im interested to see who would want to be my teammate, and respect anyone that would want to, Hamilton said.Rosberg said it had been his dream, my `one thing to become Formula One world champion. Through the hard work, the pain, the sacrifices, this has been my target. And now Ive made it. I have climbed my mountain.In an online video, the German said: Im not willing to do it again next year.Rosberg won 23 races (tied for 12th all-time) and 30 pole positions (8th) from 206 races since his debut in 2006.He began thinking of retirement after winning in Suzuka in early October, when the destiny of the title was in my own hands.Mercedes chief Toto Wolff paid tribute to Rosberg for making a brave decision.He has chosen to leave at the pinnacle of his career, as world champion, having achieved his childhood dream, Wolff said. The clarity of his judgment meant I accepted his decision straight away when he told me.Rosberg is the first reigning champion to retire since Alain Prost in 1993.If you accomplish your goal, then theres no reason to stay around, track and fields athlete of the year Usain Bolt said upon hearing the news in Monaco. ' ' ' 
NASHVILLE, Tenn. Custom Toronto Blue Jays Jerseys . -- Tennessee Titans slot receiver Kendall Wright is a healthy scratch Sunday because he missed a couple meetings, a source told ESPN.com.It was unclear whether Wright missed meetings entirely or was late.TitansOnline.com first reported the reason for the benching.Wright is the third receiver on a team that starts Rishard Matthews and Tajae Sharpe and plays an NFL-low 52 percent of its offensive snaps with two receivers or fewer. Wright still has the potential to be a big contributor. He had 133 receiving yards and a touchdown against Cleveland and 84 yards and a score against Jacksonville.Wright is in the final year of his rookie contract. In the spring of 2015, the Titans exercised a fifth-year option for this season that came with a $7 million base salary.Indications are hes unlikely to be re-signed for 2017.But the source said Wright has met with team brass and hes expected to contribute in the Titans final three games and in the playoffs, should they qualify.The 6-6 Titans need a win Sunday to keep pace in the AFC South. The Texans and Colts are also 6-6, and play each other in Indianapolis. Toronto Blue Jays Pro Shop . -- Kyrie Irvings last-minute 3-pointer helped seal another victory for Cleveland -- and the Cavaliers longest winning streak since LeBron James left. Cheap Blue Jays Jerseys . 24 Baylor in a Big 12 clash between teams trending in opposite directions. Andrew Wiggins made 10-of-12 from the foul line and scored 17 for Kansas (14-4, 5-0 Big 12), which capped a stretch of four straight games against ranked opponents unscathed. https://www.cheapbluejays.com/ . Woodson said during a radio interview Thursday that the Knicks Carmelo Anthony doesnt get the same calls as other superstars. This Friday, ESPNs Premier Boxing Champions returns with a junior welterweight main event between rising prospect Sergey Lipinets (9-0, 7 KOs) and Walter Castillo (26-3-1, 19 KOs) live from the Horseshoee Tunica Hotel & Casino in Tunica, Mississippi at 9 p. Toronto Blue Jays Store. m. ET. ' ' ' 
CLEVELAND -- The grueling four-month championship drought could soon be over. Spencer Dinwiddie Jersey .Cleveland, yes, Cleveland, a city kicked around for years and where sports heartbreak was engrained in the collective DNA of generations of fans and misery was a fumble or John Elway touchdown pass away, is on deck for another title celebration.This year, everyone else is playing for second place. Its Clevelands turn in the spotlight.The empty cups and bottles had barely been cleaned up from the summer-long party after LeBron James and the Cavaliers stormed back to win the win the NBA Finals, when along come these improbable Indians, a team that has defied the odds all season and advanced to the World Series for the first time since 1997.And in a perfect sports storm almost unimaginable to the most optimistic fan, the Cavs will receive their diamond-studded rings Tuesday night at Quicken Loans Arena and become the first Cleveland team since 1964 to hoist a world championship banner as the Indians throw out the first pitch in Game 1 next door at Progressive Field.Is there any better way? asked James, the star whose return home in 2014 triggered a wave of hope across Northeast Ohio. I dont know, having an ice cream truck outside both arenas at the same time as well. Its great. We get to host the World Series and we get our rings on the same night -- at the same time.If we had a retractable roof it would be probably the loudest (sound) we ever heard, so its pretty special, he said.For years, Cleveland was little more than a punchline to outsiders -- a city dubbed The Mistake On The Lake.These days, the jokes on everyone else. Cleveland is undergoing a 21st century renaissance that intensified when the Cavs stopped the citys dry spell without a major pro sports championship at 52 years.Now the citys abuzz about the Indians, who havent won the World Series since 1948.On Thursday, the final World Series tickets sold out in 15 minutes and fans endured long lines to buy merchandise commemorating the AL pennant.Claudia Beal was one of them, and as she waited patiently at a sporting goods store in suburban Westlake, the mother of three boys was savoring every second.When I moved here, people thought I was crazy. They were like, `Oh, Cleveland, she said, rolling her eyes. And now they see what its like and were getting our turn. I think everyone now realizes what a great city it is. It has this bad rap. I didnt know I was going to move here, and once I got here, I was like, this is amazing.And as Clevelands image changes, so does its people.By winning it all, the Cavs inspired confidence in fans who grew to expect the worst in big moments. Theyd been tortured by Elway beating the Browns in AFC championship games, Michael Jordan knocking down a game-winning shot to sink the Cavs and the Indians losing Game 7 to Florida in 97.But James and his teammates, who have rallied behind the Indians at playoff games this October, gave fans the belief anything is possible. They also took some of the pressure off the citys other teams.Thats part of my whole mindset is to inspire as many people as I possibly can -- from kids growing up in my inner city to professional athletes in our city, James said.Cavs coach Tyronn Lue has entrenched himself into Cleveland since arriving two years ago. Even now, months after his teams historic comeback, hes stopped by fans basking in a title that was always out of reach.I dont know why, but they do come up to me and thank me, Lue said, smiling. Were champs and they carry themselves like that and rightfully so.Anne Balk feels grateful. Like so many Cleveland fans, shes enjoying this 2016 joyride. Her journey, though, has deeper meaning.As the Cavs marched toward a championship, she gave birth and spent many nights in front of the TV watching playoff games along with her baby boy, Bodhi.In a few years, Balk, who shopped for souvenirs while wearing a black hoodie that said, Ohio Against The World, will tell her son the amazing story of his first seasons as a Cleveland fan.You know, she said. This has been quite year for us. David Nwaba Nets Jersey . Hargreaves began his career in 2008 with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and has played with the Edmonton Eskimos and last season with the Saskatchewan Roughriders. Dzanan Musa Nets Jersey . But Bourque, who has missed three games with a lower-body injury, wont be in the lineup when the Habs travel to Buffalo to take on the Sabres on Wednesday. https://www.netsrookiesshop.com/Garrett-Temple-City-Edition-Jersey/ . Pierce was ejected in the third quarter of Indianas 103-86 win Monday. George Hill stole a bad pass and was going in for a layup, and Pierce hustled back and appeared to be trying to wrap him up. SPRINGFIELD, N.J. -- In a major championship season of endless theater, the PGA Championship lived up to its end of the bargain Friday.Robert Streb led the way, even if hardly anyone noticed.As thousands of fans crammed into the closing holes at Baltusrol to see whether?Jason Day could finish off his amazing run and Phil Mickelson could make it to the weekend, Streb hit a 6-iron into 20 feet on his final hole at the par-3 ninth for a shot at 63.He made the birdie putt during a TV commercial break, making him the 28th player to shoot 63 in a major and the third in the past 16 days.It was pretty noisy for the 15 people that were out there, Streb said.No matter where anyone was at Baltusrol, there was no shortage of entertainment.Mickelson hit his opening tee shot off the property and onto a side street and made triple-bogey, only to rally to make the cut. Rickie Fowler finished birdie-eagle to get back into the picture. Rory McIlroy only needed to birdie the par-5 18th, the easiest hole on the course, to make the cut. From the fairway, he made bogey, and he headed home to figure out what was wrong with his putting.A second round that began in rain with one group given the wrong hole location on No. 10 ended with Streb and Jimmy Walker sharing the lead and becoming the eighth and ninth players to match the 36-hole record in the PGA Championship at 131.Walker had to settle for a 4-under 66, right when he had the 36-hole record for all majors (130) within his reach with two par 5s remaining. But he hit into the hospitality area well left of the 17th and scrambled for par, and then his tee shot narrowly missed its mark and found the water on the 18th, leading to bogey.Even so, he was tied for the lead at the halfway point of a major.Its going to be a new experience, and it will be fun, Walker said. You still have to go perform. Doesnt matter what tournament it is.Day dropped to even par with a double-bogey on No. 7, and that appeared to wake up the worlds No. 1 player. Day went on a tear with seven birdies over his next eight holes, two of them from 18 feet and one of them from 35 feet. Suddenly, he was on the verge of a shot at 63 until he hooked his tee shot to the base of the hospitality area on the 17th and then pushed a driving iron into the right rough on the 18th. He settled for pars at both for a 65.Day was right where he wanted to be: three shots behind going into the weekend, his name high on the leaderboard for everyone to see. At stake is a chance to join Tiger Woods as the only back-to-back PGA champions since the stroke-play era began in 1958.Day was joined at 7-under 133 by Emiliano Grillo, the talennted young Argentine who worked hard on his putting at Baltusrol and watched it pay off. Custom Brooklyn Nets Jerseys. Grillo made five birdies in a seven-hole stretch on the back nine until he cooled on the front and had to settle for a 67.This is new territory for him.Just like Walker and Streb, Grillo has never contended in a major.Ive never been in this situation, and Im not afraid of it, Grillo said. Im going to go out and enjoy it.By the end of the day, it was easy to overlook a familiar figure:?Henrik Stenson. The Open Championship winner made eagle on the 18th at the turn and polished off another 67. He was only four shots behind in his bid to match Ben Hogan as the only players to win two straight majors at age 40.Mickelson made the cut, and that might have been the most entertaining of all.He began his round with a tee shot so far left that it sailed off the property, bounced along Shunpike Road and caromed to the left down Baltusrol Way. Wherever it finished, it was out of bounds, and Mickelson had to scramble for a triple-bogey. He spent the rest of the day battling to get back, and he delivered on the 18th with a birdie to post a 70.I think in the history of the PGA Championship, thats the worst start of any players round. Id have to look it up, Mickelson said.No need to. Someone pointed out that Nicolas Colsaerts piped two over the fence and made 8.Im having a difficult time right now managing my expectations, because I know how well Im playing and Im so result-oriented that Im not playing very relaxed, free golf like I did at the British, like I did in the preparation here, Mickelson said.Two weeks ago at Royal Troon, where Mickelson opened with a 63 and Stenson closed with a 63, it was just those two players in a duel that ranked among the greatest.At Baltusrol, a dozen players were separated by five shots going into the weekend, a group that included Martin Kaymer (69). Jordan Spieth was finally back in the mix, at least on the fringes, after a hot start that led to a 67. He was in the group, six shots behind.The biggest surprise was Streb, who became the fourth player with a 63 at Baltusrol. Jack Nicklaus and Tom Weiskopf each had a 63 in the opening round of the 1980 U.S. Open, and Thomas Bjorn shot 63 in the third round in the 2005 PGA Championship.Streb hasnt had a top-10 finish on the PGA Tour since he tied for 10th in the PGA Championship last year. He birdied the last four holes a week ago in the Canadian Open just to make the cut and grabbed a sliver of history at Baltusrol. ' ' ' 
MILAN -- Teenage midfielder Manuel Locatelli scored a spectacular second-half goal as AC Milan marked a return to prominence with a 1-0 win over visiting Juventus in Serie A on Saturday. Air Max 200 Pas Cher Homme .Locatellis powerful, rising shot from the right edge of the area bounced in off the underside of the crossbar, and stranded Gianluigi Buffon.Locatelli, who is already being compared to Andrea Pirlo, has produced two shots on target in his short Serie A career and both have been goals. Hes been given added responsibility since Milan captain Riccardo Montolivo went down with a long-term injury.I still dont believe it, scoring against the best goalkeeper in the world is incredible ... Ill probably shed some tears later when I see my family, Locatelli said.Italy coach Gian Piero Ventura was in attendance but Locatelli wasnt expecting a callup soon.Ive got to go step by step, he said. Im focused on the Under-19 European Championship for now.Milan moved into second place, two points behind five-time defending champion Juventus, as the Rossoneri seek a return to the Champions League after a three-year absence.Milan hadnt beaten Juventus since November 2012.Now were going to start a new `season, because the expectations have been raised, Milan manager Vincenzo Montella said.Roma, which hosts Palermo on Sunday, can draw level on points with Milan, which extended its unbeaten streak to six matches.It was Juventus second loss, having also been beaten at the San Siro by Inter Milan.This result isnt going to affect us, Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri said.Having failed to finish better than seventh the past three seasons, Milan has been relying on a core of young players, highlighted by 18-year-old Locatelli and 17-year-old goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma, who had another solid match.In a fairly balanced first half, Buffon deflected wide an early effort from Suso, and a shot from Paulo Dybala was stopped by Donnarumma.Dybala then exited with an apparent thigh problem after attempting to surprise Donnarumma from near midfield.Juventus midfielder Miralem Pjanic was initially awarded a goal from a free kick but referee Nicola Rizzoli decided to annul the goal for offside after consulting with his assistants.If the linesman changed the decision, OK. If it was the goal-line official I dont think thats allowed in the rules, Allegri said. Anyhow its clear that it was a goal.In the 84th, Donnarumma intercepted a cross headed for Pjanic and took a boot to the head from the Bosnia international.Donnarumma was decisive again on the last kick of the match, leaping to swipe away a long-range effort from Sami Khedira.Gonzalo Higuain, Juves record signing from Napoli for 90 million euros ($100 million), had a quiet game.SAMPDORIA 2, GENOA 1Sampdoria ended a six-match winless streak in style in a derby.Sampdoria moved up to 13th place while Genoa remained ninth.Luis Muriel put Sampdoria ahead 12 minutes in after being set up by Fabio Quagliarella at the edge of the box.Luca Rigoni equalized midway through the first half by redirecting a low cross from Edenilson.After both sides hit the crossbar, Genoa goalkeeper Mattia Perin blocked a penalty from Fabio Quagliarella in first-half added time.It was Perins sixth save in 24 penalties he has faced in Serie A, an impressive save rate of 25 percent.Shortly after the break, Sampdoria reclaimed the lead with an own goal from Armando Izzo. 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It didnt work out that way.Mookie Betts homered to lead off the ninth inning, Kimbrel got his 18th save in his return from the disabled list and the Red Sox beat James Paxton and the Seattle Mariners 2-1 on Monday night.Kimbrel made his first appearance since having surgery to repair a medial meniscus tear in his left knee. He allowed a walk, and Kyle Seager reached on a third-strike wild pitch, but Kimbrel got two other strikeouts to end it.As much as we talked before the game about Kimbrel and giving him a little breathing room, that one-run margin wasnt a heck of a lot, Farrell said. He was very good. It looked like he hadnt missed any time.Thats my job, Kimbrel said. I like save situations. It worked out nice.Paxton held Boston to a run and four hits over eight innings before Betts hit his 22nd homer off closer Steve Cishek (2-6), who blew a three-run lead in the ninth inning Sunday against Chicago.Seattle may turn over closing duties to hard-throwing rookie right-hander Edwin Diaz.Well talk about it, Servais said. Well probably take the gas off a little bit and try to get (Cishek) in some better spots, and maybe not when the game is on the line all the time, and get it back going again.Aaron Hill homered off Paxton in the eighth to tie the game 1-1. It was the second straight ninth-inning comeback for Boston, which beat the Angels 5-3 with five two-out runs in their final at-bat Sunday.You have to play 27 outs to beat us, Betts said. Were starting to see that more and more now.Junichi Tazawa (2-1) got the win with a scoreless eighth after Eduardo Rodriguez held Seattle to a run and three hits over 6 1/3 innings.Rodriguez held the Mariners to three baserunners in the first six innings, and only one of his first 19 outs even left the infield.Paxton retired the first seven batters until Sandy Leons one-out single in the third. Hanley Ramirez singlled in the fifth and Betts was the first player to reach second with a two-out double in the sixth. Basket Air Max 90 Pas Cher. . All failed to advance.Dae-Ho Lees run-scoring double with one out in the seventh chased Rodriguez, who allowed three hits, two walks and six strikeouts. Robbie Ross Jr. took over and hit Seager with a pitch to load the bases with one out. He then struck out Franklin Gutierrez and Chris Iannetta.Paxton had six strikeouts and no walks.KID COMINGThe Red Sox will promote prospect Andrew Benintendi from Double-A to the majors before Tuesday nights game. The outfielder is one of the top prospects in baseball, hitting .312 with nine homers, 76 RBI and 16 stolen bases this season between Class A Salem and Portland.PITCH FOR PITCHThe Red Sox added Kimbrel off the injured list, just three weeks after his July 11 surgery. To make room, the club optioned RHP Joe Kelly to Triple-A Pawtucket. The Mariners also added a pitcher, RHP Donn Roach from Triple-A Tacoma. He is likely a temporary fix for the teams depleted staff.MIRANDA THURSDAY?The Mariners have not announced a pitcher for Thursdays game, and manager Scott Servais said theres a possibility that lefty Ariel Miranda could pitch. Miranda was acquired from Baltimore for lefty Wade Miley on Sunday.TRAINERS ROOMMariners: RHP Taijuan Walker (right foot tendinitis) had a rehab start for Triple-A Tacoma on Monday. ... SS Ketel Marte (mono), on the DL since July 20, is nearly back to his playing weight. ... RHP Nick Vincent (back strain) will throw a simulated game Tuesday, with Marte facing him. If that goes well, both likely will be ready for rehab assignments.UP NEXTRed Sox: LHP David Price (9-7, 4.26) has lost his past three starts, although he was beaten 2-1 Thursday by the Angels, working eight innings and allowing no runs and seven hits.Mariners: LHP Wade LeBlanc (1-0, 4.26) was acquired in a trade with Toronto June 21. ' ' ' 
DURHAM, N. Pau Gasol Jersey .C. -- With three big men out with injuries, top-ranked Duke is leaning on its guards for a little bit of everything.Grayson Allen had 25 points and 10 rebounds, freshman Frank Jackson added 21 points and the Blue Devils beat Grand Canyon 96-61 on Saturday.We have to rebound -- the whole perimeter has to rebound, said Allen, who finished one rebound shy of his career best. We know the big guys that we do have in the game, theyre going to be battling, boxing out the other bigs, so the perimeter, we need to crash in and rebound and clean up all the loose stuff.Amile Jefferson scored 15 points, Luke Kennard finished with 14 and Matt Jones had 11 points for the short-handed Blue Devils (2-0).Once again playing without three injured freshman post players, they kept things largely in their guards hands and shot 53 percent to win their second game in less than 24 hours.I like my team a lot. We just have to keep getting better, and then once all these injuries are taken care of in some time, we can become a different team, coach Mike Krzyzewski said. Right now, we have to be this team and not think about who we could be. Our complete focus has got to be how to win with this team.Now, with those two tuneup games out of the way, the focus squarely falls on one of the marquee matchups of the early season: a date with No. 3 Kansas on Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden.Shaq Carr had 18 points to lead pesky Grand Canyon (0-1), which gave Duke more of a test than Marist did in a 94-49 rout a night earlier but came up empty in its second opener against a top-ranked team in three years.BIG PICTUREGrand Canyon: The Antelopes -- who lost to No. 1 Kentucky by 40 points in 2014 -- will have to be content with making things tough on Duke for a good chunk of the first half and leading for about 7 1/2 minutes of the first half behind Carr, who repeatedly found his way through the Blue Devils defense and to the rim.I didnt know what to expect, coach Dan Majerle said about a team missing three starters. I was happy with how we started off. ... I thought maybe the first 12, 13 minutes, we played pretty good and were going to learn about our team as we go along.Duke: The Blue Devils shortened their bench significantly, playing only seven players in the pre-garbage time portion of the game -- and the seventh, freshman Javin DeLaurier, logged only 6 minutes in all. Theyre trying to keep things working without injured freshman big men Harry Giles (knee), Marques Bolden (lower leg) and Jayson Tatum (foot). Krzyzewski says he doesnt anticipate having them against the Jayhawks and we may not have them all week.Whatever amount of time, whatever it is, lets just get well, Krzyzewski added. And while you guys are getting well and supporting the team, lets become a team with these nine guys. We made that a priority this past week. Were trying to figure out the system we need for this group of guys.POLL IMPLICATIONSThe Blue Devils trailed for the first time this season but once again showed no reason why they should be ranked any lower than No. 1.THE COLANGELO CONNECTIONBoth coaches have strong ties to Jerry Colangelo. He was the Phoenix Suns owner when they drafted Majerle in 1988 and lured Thunder Dan to the Grand Canyon program in 2013.And with Colangelo as its chairman and Dukes Mike Krzyzewski as the coach, the U.S. national team won the last three Olympic gold medals.STAT WATCHThe Blue Devils were 21 of 31 from the free-throw line while Grand Canyon was 6 of 12. The Antelopes didnt attempt their first foul shot until just 1:44 remained in the first half -- by which point Duke had already attempted 17 and built a 39-28 lead.UP NEXTGrand Canyon: The Antelopes head to Penn State on Nov. 15 for their second game in the Basketball Hall of Fame Tip-Off.Duke: The Blue Devils get their first big test Nov. 15 when they face Kansas in the Champions Classic at Madison Square Garden.---Follow Joedy McCreary at http://twitter.com/joedyap---More AP college basketball: http://collegebasketball.ap.org Manu Ginobili Spurs Jersey . 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. Keldon Johnson Jersey . The 18-year-old American had five birdies in her bogey-free round for a 17-under total of 196. 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That win was followed by another, at Boston College, before reality returned.Syracuse has now lost three straight , outscored by 100 points, also beaten by No. 4 Clemson (54-0) and N.C. State (35-20) during the late-season swoon.Before Saturdays game, the school handed out bobbleheads honoring former Orange All-America Floyd Little, one in a long line of stellar tailbacks the university is renowned for -- from Jim Brown to Heisman Trophy winner Ernie Davis to Little to Larry Csonka, and so on. Then, with its offensive line banged-up and starting quarterback Eric Dungey out for the second straight game, Syracuse was outgained 654-233 and its run game was stopped again in its tracks, managing 37 yards on 35 carries.Syracuse enters the final week of its regular season ranked 122nd in rushing (ahead of only six other teams), averaging 109.7 yards per game and 2.99 yards per carry, a telltale statistic for the teams scoring woes.Even with Dungey putting up big yardage numbers earlier in the season, the Oranges up-tempo attack has had a difficult time scoring -- Syracuse ranks 112th, averaging 22.5 points. Before he was hurt in early Noveember against Clemson, the Orange averaged just over eight points in the second half of seven games against FBS teams, failing to score in six of 14 quarters after halftime. LaMarcus Aldridge Jersey. he key to any football game is being able to run the football and being able to stop the run on the other side, Babers said. When you can do those things, you can always be consistent. You can write it down, its never going to change.Before the opening kick on Saturday, Florida State passed the eye test, especially on defense. The Seminoles had seven players on the line 280 or bigger, and 5-10 freshman Levonta Taylor was the only player in the secondary under 6 feet.Recruiting that sort of lineup is foremost on the mind of Babers, now 41-23 as a head coach.Its been my most challenging year, mainly because of the process and making sure everyone understands how difficult this was, Babers said. A lot of guys are not playing the positions they were recruited for. As this process moves forward and we start to bring more personnel in, I think its only going to get better, faster. It takes time.Were going to be back to where we need to be. Were trying to build this to last so that it never breaks down again.Dungey, sidelined by a vicious first-quarter hit to the shoulder and head at Clemson, and backup Zack Mahoney are the only ones listed this week on the depth chart for Pitt. Babers said Mahoney likely will be the starter and reiterated that he did not know if Dungey had received results of further tests regarding his injury.---More AP college football: www.collegefootball.ap.org and https://twitter.com/AP-Top25---Follow Kekis on Twitter: www.twitter.com/Greek1947 ' ' ' 
OAKLAND, Calif. China Shoes Store . -- Marcus Semien rounded third base on Josh Reddicks 10th-inning infield single, and Reddicks first thought was disbelief.Then Semien slid home for the game-ending run not long after Oakland wasted a big opportunity in the ninth.Semien scored from second base on Reddicks two-out infield single to lift the As to a 4-3 win over the Houston Astros on Tuesday night.It was a really good game for us, manager Bob Melvin said. There was a lot of fight tonight, for sure. A lot of good things transpired.The As rallied from three runs down and trailed 3-2 before Coco Crisps tying double off Astros closer Will Harris in the ninth.After the Astros stranded the bases loaded in the top of the 10th, Reddick won it with the sixth walkoff hit of his career.Semien singled with two outs off Pat Neshek (2-2) and stole second. Yonder Alonso walked before Reddick singled to deep shortstop. Houstons Carlos Correa fielded the ball cleanly but threw wide of home as Semien slid safely in with the winning run.I was wondering why he was going and being sent in the first place, Reddick said of Semien. Then I saw the throw and I was like `Thank you, thank you, thank you. I think hed agree he had no business going. But sometimes you have to push the issue, and it worked.Crisp finished with two hits while Ryon Healy added two hits and two RBI for the As. Oakland has won four of five since the All-Star break.Jose Altuve matched his career-high with four hits while George Springer hit his career-high 21st home run for the Astros.Definitely a winnable game, Houston manager A.J. Hinch said. Really this game was more about us not being able to close the game out. Late in the game it never felt like we had enough runs and it turned out we didnt.Mark Rzepczynski (1-0) got the last out in the top of the 10th for the win.Houston starter Dallas Keuchel took a shutout into the seventh before giving up consecutive one-out hits to Billy Butler and Jake Smolinksi. Healy followed with a two-run double off reliever Ken Giles to pull the As to 3-2.Oakland tied the game in the ninth with back-to-back doubles by Stephen Vogt and Crisp. Crisp thought he had homered and slowed rounding second before getting caught in a rundown.Altuve padded his majors-leading hit total with his sixth four-hit game of the season. Houstons All-Star second baseman singled in the first, doubled and scored in the third and tripled and scored in the fifth. He struck out looking in the eighth and singled again in the 10th.Keuchel allowed two runs and five hits over 6 1/3 innings. The reigning AL Cy Young Award winner, who beat the As in his final start before the All-Star break, struck out six and walked three.A STEP FORWARDAs starter Daniel Overton, who was called up from Triple-A Nashville before the game, allowed three runs over 6 1/3 innings. The rookie left-hander struck out six and didnt walk a batter for the first time in three career starts.ROAD WARRIORAltuves three hits raised his AL-leading average to .352 and extended his road hitting streak to 18 games. The diminutive infielder has also reached safely in 34 consecutive road games, the second-longest streak in Astros history.TRAINERS ROOMAthletics: Rich Hills status remains in limbo because of a blister on the middle finger of his left hand. Hill left his most recent start Sunday after throwing just five pitches. ... RHP Andrew Triggs was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a bruised left shin. ... INF Tyler Ladendorf was optioned to Triple-A Nashville and LHP Daniel Coulombe was called up from the minors.UP NEXTAstros: RHP Doug Fister (9-6) pitches the finale Wednesday afternoon at the Coliseum and has two wins and a 1.31 ERA in three starts against Oakland this season.Athletics: RHP Daniel Mengden makes his second start against the Astros this season. He allowed six runs over 4 2/3 innings but took a no-decision in Houston on July 8. Air Max From China . NBA officials ruled the court unplayable in the Bucks final exhibition game on Oct. 25 because players were slipping, and the game was cancelled midway through the first period. China Shoes To USA . The Vancouver coach and an announced sellout crowd of 18,910 watched in dismay as the Canucks lost 7-4 to the New York Islanders on Monday night by squandering a 3-0 lead in the third period. https://www.chinashoes.us/ . 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I never got a chance to meet my grandfather -- a dentist, who wrote Notre Dame football game recaps in his spare time just for the heck of it -- but Ive always felt a part of him lives on in my dad when we talk about Bill Russell and the glory days of the Boston Celtics or Muhammad Alis earliest fights. Those were things my dad and grandfather watched together.While my dad ran varsity track in high school and played baseball during his childhood, his true passion was basketball. While he may not have had the height or talent to make the school team, his love for the game never wavered.And he passed that on to me -- from the day I was born.My mom was a professional dancer and remains to this day one of the best athletes I know, but she has never cared for watching sports on television. So I became my dads defacto buddy, sitting on the couch watching the UConn Huskies or the Celtics starting as an infant. While I dont remember going to my first UConn game as a toddler, my dad bought me my first soda at halftime, and my moms plan for a sugar-free child went out the window.I was four when a basketball was first put in my hands.In second grade, I had my first chance to play organized basketball. A league called Saturday Hoopsters took place at my elementary school, and I remember walking down the street on the first day, side by side with my proud dad. He didnt hesitate when they asked for parent volunteers to coach.I loved everything about the game, from the musty smell of the old gym to the sound of the ball on the squeaky hardwood. I also loved walking to the school with my dad and spending time with him. On our walks back, we would dissect everything that took place. Saturdays were my sanctuary, and I looked forward to our ritual all week.Our mutual love for basketball soon extended to other sports as well. My boundless energy needed to be harnessed, so I started playing soccer around the same time. While my dad was well versed in many sports, he knew nothing about soccer. But that didnt stop him from signing up to be the coach for my sister, Erin, and my team when no one else stepped up. He bought a Soccer for Dummies book.. Jordan From China. My dad was the frequent carpool driver when other parents wanted to sleep in or had other things to do. He was always there, whether as a coach or as a devoted fan in the stands.With a fused neck due to Ankylosing spondylitis, among other serious ailments, he has never let his health stop him. While his condition is visibly apparent and has left him unable to turn his head since he was in his 20s, I dont remember noticing that as a kid. He never once complained and still played with me like any other parent might.It didnt take long for sports to be my absolute everything. And if I wasnt playing something, I was watching. While my dad had always been a fan of the UConn mens basketball team, he hadnt watched much of the womens team, but that changed as soon as their games were first televised on a local channel. We watched just about every game during the 1994-95 season.The Huskies went 35-0 that year and won their first national championship. I was obsessed with the team, in a way that many of my peers were about heartthrobs Jonathan Taylor Thomas or Leonardo DiCaprio. Together, we attended the Huskies victory parade in downtown Hartford, went to pep rallies and to just about every event celebrating the team.While I barely stood over 4 feet at that point, I was determined to one day play for coach Geno Auriemma and the Huskies. Im sure it was apparent to everyone but me that this wasnt going to happen, but my dad encouraged me to go for my dream.I spent about every moment in my free time shooting around on the basketball hoop I had begged for in the driveway. The hoop was a combined birthday and Christmas present. My dad shot around with me whenever he could. We usually played H-O-R-S-E together, or with any other neighborhood kid -- and I almost always lost. My dad never let me win. But Ill never forget the first time I beat him. I couldnt believe it.Like my dad, my talent for the game never matched my passion, and I never did get recruited by Auriemma. But I did play throughout high school, and my dad came to almost every game. He arranged his work schedule to have a few hours off in the afternoon and would go back to the office or to meetings in the evening. It made for long days, but his support meant (and still means) everything to me.After a successful heart surgery this year, Im training for a 5K race in the spring -- my first organized run since high school. While I know I have no chance at winning, I do know Ill have the most dedicated fan cheering me on.Thanks, Dad. ' ' ' 
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