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RIO DE JANEIRO -- The biggest battle Brady Ellison had to win Friday was the one going on inside his head. Authentic Custom Saints Jersey .The American was one arrow away from the gold-medal round in the mens individual archery when he flat-out missed and registered an eight in a shootout against South Korean Ku Bon-chan. Ku took advantage of the opening with a nine and went on to win gold. In the meanwhile, Ellison had to immediately regroup for the bronze-medal round moments later to avoid going home empty-handed.Ellison won the bronze 6-2 against Netherlands Sjef van den Berg, but Ellison had to get out of his own head first.You could see it even in the first two wins, I was [ticked] off and I wasnt in the match, said Ellison, who has been dreaming of an individual medal for 10 years. I knew if I wanted to come home with a medal that I needed to kind of get my [butt] in gear and get into this match. I even told my coach I need to get into this match and quit being in the last one.The week had been odd for Ellison. He had to defeat his best friend and teammate, Jake Kaminski, then beat another teammate in Zach Garrett to reach the quarterfinals. The relief of medaling was apparent when Ellison pumped his fist and let out a shout.Ellison now has three medals after winning team silvers in Rio and at the London Games in 2012.Its been a very, very tiring week, Ellison said. Its a long competition. Four matches a day. Ive been out here since 7:30 this morning.Its long, its stressful. You start off shooting against a teammate and then every single match is a dog fight. Its a long day.Ellisons confidence, however, never faded -- even as Ellison knew he was hurting himself mentally. In the fourth round of the bronze-medal match, he ripped off a perfect 30.I just knew it was going to happen all week, Ellison said. Pushing for gold, had a bad shot, but bringing home the bronze.I knew when I shot (the clinching arrow) that it was going high right, but it was going to be a seven or in. And I knew I was coming away with it. Cameron Jordan Jersey . LOUIS -- Rookie Tavon Austin has missed another day of practice, lessening the odds hell be ready for the St. Cheap Saints Jerseys . Now tied for second in the league in shootout goals, the 24-year-old likes to see what the opposing goaltender has in store before he ultimately lands on a move. http://www.customsaintsjersey.com/custom-marcus-williams-jersey-large-2772e.html . 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. Bomani Jones hosts live from the Clevelander in Miami and welcomes Colts QB Andrew Luck (4:30 p.m. ET), ESPN NFL analyst Merril Hoge (5:30) and CBS CFB writer Chip Patterson (6:30) to the show.Tweet Bomani at twitter.com/bomani_jjones -- while hes live with you from 4 p. Bruce Clark Jersey. m. to 7 p.m. ET on ESPN Radio and ESPNRadio.com. ' ' ' 
RIO DE JANEIRO -- The biggest battle Brady Ellison had to win Friday was the one going on inside his head. Authentic Custom Saints Jersey .The American was one arrow away from the gold-medal round in the mens individual archery when he flat-out missed and registered an eight in a shootout against South Korean Ku Bon-chan. Ku took advantage of the opening with a nine and went on to win gold. In the meanwhile, Ellison had to immediately regroup for the bronze-medal round moments later to avoid going home empty-handed.Ellison won the bronze 6-2 against Netherlands Sjef van den Berg, but Ellison had to get out of his own head first.You could see it even in the first two wins, I was [ticked] off and I wasnt in the match, said Ellison, who has been dreaming of an individual medal for 10 years. I knew if I wanted to come home with a medal that I needed to kind of get my [butt] in gear and get into this match. I even told my coach I need to get into this match and quit being in the last one.The week had been odd for Ellison. He had to defeat his best friend and teammate, Jake Kaminski, then beat another teammate in Zach Garrett to reach the quarterfinals. The relief of medaling was apparent when Ellison pumped his fist and let out a shout.Ellison now has three medals after winning team silvers in Rio and at the London Games in 2012.Its been a very, very tiring week, Ellison said. Its a long competition. Four matches a day. Ive been out here since 7:30 this morning.Its long, its stressful. You start off shooting against a teammate and then every single match is a dog fight. Its a long day.Ellisons confidence, however, never faded -- even as Ellison knew he was hurting himself mentally. In the fourth round of the bronze-medal match, he ripped off a perfect 30.I just knew it was going to happen all week, Ellison said. Pushing for gold, had a bad shot, but bringing home the bronze.I knew when I shot (the clinching arrow) that it was going high right, but it was going to be a seven or in. And I knew I was coming away with it. Cameron Jordan Jersey . LOUIS -- Rookie Tavon Austin has missed another day of practice, lessening the odds hell be ready for the St. Cheap Saints Jerseys . Now tied for second in the league in shootout goals, the 24-year-old likes to see what the opposing goaltender has in store before he ultimately lands on a move. http://www.customsaintsjersey.com/custom-marcus-williams-jersey-large-2772e.html . 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. Bomani Jones hosts live from the Clevelander in Miami and welcomes Colts QB Andrew Luck (4:30 p.m. ET), ESPN NFL analyst Merril Hoge (5:30) and CBS CFB writer Chip Patterson (6:30) to the show.Tweet Bomani at twitter.com/bomani_jjones -- while hes live with you from 4 p. Bruce Clark Jersey. m. to 7 p.m. ET on ESPN Radio and ESPNRadio.com. ' ' ' 
With college football season on the horizon, ESPN Chalks college football experts -- Phil Steele, Stanford Steve Coughlin and Chris Fallica -- combine to give you betting previews of the top 25 teams, according to the ESPN College Football Rankings. Nike Vapormax Flyknit Soldes . They break down each teams strengths and weaknesses, along with season win total bets and national title odds.Odds from Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook as of Aug. 22.Alabama Crimson TideNational title odds: 6-1 (opened 6-1) Season win total: 10 FPI win total projection: 9.0Phil SteeleStrengths:?With defensive end Jonathan Allen, linebacker Reuben Foster and strong safety Eddie Jackson turning down the NFL, Alabama returns five starters from last years No. 1 defense -- and that number doesnt even include linebacker Tim Williams, who led the team in sacks and was dominant this spring. The Crimson Tide have my top-rated defense again this year, the nations best set of receivers in the country and my No. 4-rated offensive line. They also have my No. 10 special teams. Vapormax Off White Pas Cher . The 26-year-old Ireland striker, who has four goals this season, has signed a three-and-a-half year contract with his new club. Vapormax Flyknit 2 Gris . After Martin Skrtel put the Reds in front from close range at Stamford Bridge after only four minutes, Hazard hit back in the 17th with a superb strike. Etoo gave Jose Mourinhos team a decisive lead from Oscars back pass in the 34th. http://www.vapormaxpaschersoldes.fr/vente-air-vapormax-flyknit/vapormax-flyknit-utility.html .com) - Following a late-game loss to the reigning NBA champs, the Toronto Raptors will look to sustain their recent high-level play as they travel to Indiana to take on the Pacers. UNCASVILLE, Conn. -- No. 21 Rhode Island had its first real test of the season -- and passed.E.C. Matthews hit two late 3-pointers and finished with 18 points in the Rams 76-71 comeback victory over No. 24 Cincinnati on Saturday in the Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament.Kuren Iverson added 15 points and 10 rebounds, and Jared Terrell and Hassan Martin each scored 14 points for URI (4-0), which will face top-ranked Duke for the championship Sunday.I was coaching high school seven years ago, driving vans and mini-cheese buses around, coach Danny Hurley said. Now were nationally ranked and playing Duke for a championship. The premier program in the country that embodies everything youd want in a college program. It kind of means a lotJacob Evans scored 25 points and Kyle Washington had 23 for Cincinnati (2-1).Rhode Island trailed by 12 points and was down 39-31 at halftime, but took the momentum in the second half.Iverson gave the Rams their first lead with just under 14 minutes remaining, 49-48, with a pair of free throws.But the Bearcats responded by scoring the next six points, and the teams went back-and-forth from there.Matthews 3-pointer from the left corner put Rhode Island up 63-58. His 3-pointer from the other side made it 74-69 with 21 seconds left and the Rams held on to win, despite never leading by more than five points.We practice really hard. The A-10 and our practices prepared us for (the tough game), Terrell said. Everybody has to play defense at a high level. They do the same thing. But when you do it every day, you get used to it.Troy Caupain had seven of his 12 points in the opening minutes; including a jumper that gave the Rams a 14-4 lead. They would stretch that to 24-12 before the Rams began their comeback.Rhode Island cut the lead to 36-31 before a 3-pointer by Washington gave Cincinnati an eight point halftime lead.There was a scary moment in the first half when URI point guard Jarvis Garrett fell hard underneath his teams basket and was taken from the floor on a stretcher.He appeared to hit his head on a cameraman on his way to the ground, snapping his neck back.He lay on the floor being treated for several minutes and was placed in a neck brace before walking under his own power to the stretcher. Vapormax 2019 Pas Cher. He was taken to a hospital for evaluation.We did get a text from him, Hurley said. Our guys love for him and love for each other as brothers just caused them to raise their level and want it even more.BIG PICTURECincinnati: The Bearcats were playing what amounted to a road game, just 41 miles from the URI campus. The American Conference pre-season favorites will try to bounce back from their first loss of the season on Sunday.They were the tougher team, said Cincinnati coach Mick Cronin. They taught us a lot about ourselves today and our deficiencies with physical and mental toughness.Rhode Island: Coach Danny Hurleys team outscored its first three opponents by an average of 90-66, but had to show resilience in this one, battling back from a 12-point first half deficit. No. 1 Duke is a handful the Blue Devils will be playing their third game in less than a week on Sunday and are extremely short on depth because of injuries.POLL IMPLICATIONS:Cincinnati may fall out of the Top 25, but shouldnt be hurt much by an early season loss to the nations No. 21 team, as long as they take care of business Sunday against Penn StateRANKING THE WINRhode Island beat a Top 25 opponent for just the second time during Hurleys coaching tenure. The only other win came against No. 21 Nebraska in 2014. The Rams are 15-96 against ranked teams.UP NEXTRhode Island is next in line to take a shot at No. 1 Duke. The Blue Devils remain on top until the new poll is released Monday -- despite losing to Kansas 77-75 on Tuesday. Duke beat Penn State in Saturdays first game.Cincinnati gets the consolation matchup in the Hall of Fame Tip-Off and will play Penn State on Sunday. The Nittany Lions could not manage a second-half run and lost to the Blue Devils 78-68 on Saturday.---More AP college basketball: www.collegebasketball.ap.org and https://twitter.com/AP-Top25 ' ' ' 
Saqlain Mushtaq will remain with the England team until the end of the third Test in Mohali after agreeing an extension to his deal with the ECB. Jason Marshall Jersey .Saqlain, the former Pakistan offspinner, is currently in the middle of a second spell as spin-bowling consultant with the England side but had originally been contracted to spend just a couple of weeks with the team. He was scheduled to leave the tour after the first Test.But with all three spinners in the England side enjoying an improved performance in Rajkot, it has now been decided to retain his services for a little longer. While there had been some concerns over whether they would be able to extend his visa due to the strained relationship between India and Pakistan, the ECB has confirmed that the issue has been resolved.The ECB has been criticised in recent times - not least by Graeme Swann - for not providing the same level of support to spin bowlers as other disciplines within the side. While batting and bowling coaches travel with the team nearly all the time, the likes of Saqlain and, before him, Mushtaq Ahmed, have been contracted for just a few days a few times a year. Sometimes this has been arranged only a couple of days before games, providing little time for meaningful coaching or improvement.Adil Rashids improved showing in Rajkot has, in part, been credited to Saqlain, though. Encouraged to bowl at his natural pace, rather than bowl quicker which has been a feature of recent performances, Rashid gained impressive turn and noted Saqlains input on field placement and game plans. Corey Perry Jersey . MLS Commissioner Don Garber and Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez also will attend the session, which was announced Monday. The league has discussed placing its next two expansion teams in Miami and Atlanta. Devin Shore Jersey . As the crowd erupted, Davis knocked the ball off the glass and back into his hands. 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Spieth said as he tried to gauge where the ball might land. Not in the fairway.He looked again.Whoa! There it is -- WAY down there, he said. Damn.The shots and the score dont count until Thursday at the Hero World Challenge with an 18-man field, small but strong. Woods is playing for the first time in 465 days. The expectations have rarely been this varied. The interest is as high as ever.Hes the only person ... in the last 30 years in golf that any expectation you set, hell somehow prove to you that he can do better, Spieth said. But I think with this, I just hope that everyone gives him time. I hope he has the time to fall into a rhythm and just get enough tournaments where he can kind of build up that seeing the shots under competition, under the gun.You can look back 10 years at shots you hit. Its not the same as looking back the week before on a positive swing.Woods last played on Aug. 23, 2015, when he closed with a 70 at the Wyndham Championship to fall out of contention and tie for 10th. Two back surgeries followed, leaving him so debilitated at times that he wondered if he would ever play.He tees off at high noon in the Bahamas with Patrick Reed, who idolized his golf so much as a teenager that he wears black pants and a red shirt on Sunday.Reed is but one example of the golf landscape to which Woods returns, one of seven players in the 18-man field who were not even on tour when Woods last won a major at the 2008 U.S. Open. Another is Russell Knox, who said recently, My short career will never be over until I play with Tiger Woods.It was only three years ago that Woods won five times and was PGA Tour player of the year. That still wasnt the dominance he once had over the game, for he finished in the top 10 only 53 percent of the time, his lowest rate in a dozen years.Woods had five or more victories 11 times in a span of 13 seasons.The better he plays, the better it is for golf, Rickie Fowler said. Whether he gets back to the way hhe did in the early 2000s -- from what Ive heard, it was arguably the best anyone has ever played -- that might be tough because of injuries, and hes at a different age. Anaheim Ducks Store. . Its not like hes been away that long. It just seems longer because of how dominant he was.Woods declared himself ready to play and said, Im going to try to win this thing.The pro-am is never a true measure, and the wind was whipping across the island on Wednesday. Even so, Woods showed no sign of fatigue or aches, and his swing certainly looked more efficient than when he was playing no more than 10 times each of the previous two years as he was trying to navigate a bad back.On the par-5 third hole, he hit a drive and a 3-iron to about 10 feet for an eagle. He also had a few bogeys along the way. Conditions were not easy on any of the players. Woods said there were no surprises about how he played, and his only complaint was getting his speed right on the green.I was able to hit all the shots I needed to hit, he said.Spieth has seen Woods when he was No. 1 in the world. Hed love nothing more than to see the Woods that once made winning -- majors included -- look routine.We all hope for many reasons that he comes back fully healthy and his game is fully back, Spieth said. To name one, you dont ever want to see somebody go down because of injury. And two, I think it was a dream for all of us young guys to one day grow up and battle Tiger on a Sunday when he was playing his best, and see if you can Y.E. Yang it, see if you can pull off a shot where you can take him down.Yang rallied from two behind to beat Woods in the 2009 PGA Championship, the only time Woods lost a major when leading going into the final round.Woods has played with Fowler and Justin Rose, Jason Dufner and Justin Thomas, in recent months. Simulating tournament conditions is a different matter, and that will be the ultimate measure this week and beyond.Hes been out of competitiveness for quite some time, so that might be a little while before you find your bearings again, Henrik Stenson said. But as you know, hes done some remarkable things throughout his career. And if theres someone that can jump right back up and play some great golf again, that would be him. ' ' ' 
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But why spend time actually producing the futuristic shoe that might have no practical applications to Nikes future business?It was a lot like the movie prop process itself, Hatfield recalled. We could have done a lot less with it, but we dreamed as big as we could. In this case, I knew we wanted to work on it a bit and that we wouldnt be able to run it up the flagpole unless we had a working prototype.On Thursday, roughly 11 years after Beers was initially given the assignment, the first self-lacing shoes will reach the mass marketplace. The HyperAdapt 1.0 will be awarded via a random lottery, with winners selected from a list of those who signed up through Nikes app. Quantities are not being disclosed, but the company isnt expected to have any issue completely liquidating supply at a cost of $720 a pair. It is being called the most ambitious project in shoe-making history, and given what it took to get here, there are few who contest that claim.This is the story of that journey.Paging Marty McFlyHatfield is Nikes legendary designer. Sneakerheads know him as the guy who took over the Jordan franchise in the third year and gets much of the credit -- outside of Michael Jordan himself -- for turning the brand into a $3 billion empire.When Hatfield designed the futuristic shoe for Back to the Future Part II, the working model wasnt really working. In order to light the footwear, Michael J. Fox was wearing a huge battery pack. Those cool self-lacing shoes? Holes were made in the stage floor and people pulled the laces on cue.As time went on, Hatfield, in public appearances, was always asked about one of two things: Michael Jordan, or those shoes Marty McFly wore. As the Internet proliferated, the noise got louder. Fans of the movie and the shoes started adding their names to petitions.When I saw 30,000 names on those petitions, I just knew we had to figure some way to actually make this shoe one day, Hatfield said.So he gave the assignment to a young up-and-comer, the 25-year-old Beers, a plastics engineer who had recently come over from Rubbermaid, where she was tasked with taking things typically made out of metal and building them with plastic.For three years, Beers spent half her time building the actual shoe dubbed the Nike MAG. By 2007, she had a working prototype with lights, but it had to be constantly plugged into the wall to work.And then technology stalled, Beers said. We had to wait if we wanted to make a shoe like this truly functional.A couple years later, Beers picked up the project again to deliver what the masses wanted: A Back to the Future shoe they could touch and wear.In 2011, the Nike MAG -- with lights but not automatic lacing -- was unveiled. Nike auctioned off 1,500 pairs at an average price of $3,797 a pair, with all the proceeds going to the Michael J. Fox Foundation to raise money for Parkinsons disease research.It could have all ended there. But it didnt.The shoes take shape -- literallyWe were leaving the launch event in a car and [Nike CEO] Mark [Parker] says to me, That was great. How long is it going to take to make them with auto-laces? Beers recalled.At this point, Parker wasnt just talking about the MAG, he was talking about building a real auto-lacing shoe that could be worn every day -- just like all the companys other shoes.In Year 7 of Beers assignment, the practical nature of the project started to take shape. She understood she was now being asked to put auto-laces in something beyond a movie prop.Weve been looking at the feet of an athlete for a long time, Hatfield said. There are so many whose feet just look like misshaped blobs that barely work anymore. Some of that has to do with the foot being tight in a dark place. We thought, What happens if as were building this auto-lacing movie shoe we also build a parallel shoe in order to advance Nike performance innovation?Lacing systems hadnt really evolved much over the past couple centuries. Puma is credited with being the first company to put Velcro on shoes in 1968. Puma again innovated in 1991, when it took away the laces in place of a disc that would allow a consumer to close a shoe. Reebok, of course, had the Reebok Pump, which debuted in 1989, but the filling of the air bladders around the foot didnt substitute for lacing.Beers took inventory of what she needed to break new ground in the industry with a shoe whose laces you didnt have to tie.There had to be a sensor that recognized when the foot was in the shoe and where the foot was in relation to the laces, so that the fit would be right when the shoe was tied. There also had to be a motor so that the laces would tighten and loosen.There were a lot of problems to solve -- one involved where to put the motor.Beers said she was comforted by the development of a plate in the foot built by the designers of the Jordan XX8, which created a perfect pocket between the sole of the foot and the sole of the shoe. In that space, the battery could be put under the foot without hurting the battery or compromising the comfort of the wearer, she said.As time went on, it became apparent that the quest to make the self-lacing shoe wasnt happening in isolation. It wasnt just some crazy side project that would result in sneakerheads and movie lovers getting the shoe they dreamed of, and Nike going on its way having satisfied a niche market.While we were trying to make this futuristic shoe, we started to see practical applications elsewhere, Beers said. We used the foam exterior for a Jordan shoe. Our learning about batteries had allowed us to build snowboard boots that lit up in 2013, and heated boots that we gave to our athletes for the Winter Olympics in 2014 in Vancouver.The conversation that Beers and Parker had in the car in 2011 wasnt public. No one knew Nike was going to go through with actually making a self-lacing sneaker.That all changed in February 2014, when Hatfield disclosed at a Jordan event during the NBAs All-Star Weekend that the self-lacing shoe would hiit the market in 2015. Yeezy Boost 350 Fausse. Sneakerheads rejoiced.Beers was blindsided. She was never told that 2015 was the timeline, even though it made practical sense. It was the year that Back to the Future Part II flashed forward to -- a year in which, ridiculously, the Cubs would win the World Series.Mark Parker said to me, Oh man, you really stuck your neck out on that one, Hatfield said. And I did. I added more urgency and put pressure on the team. If I dont do that, I dont think a shoe comes out in 2015, and the shoe that is coming out now doesnt come out in 2016.With the secret out, Beers was now free to outsource the work. She hired the best electrical and mechanical engineer she could find. The investigation into specific motors got more serious.Nike found an off-the-shelf small motor it could adapt within the shoe.And then it stalled again.Beers said the company that made the motor, which Nike is not disclosing, was not convinced of how Nike had rigged it. Although it worked, it wasnt being used in a way the company had imagined. While getting the call from Nike was obviously an honor, the undisclosed company needed to protect itself.With some convincing, the blessing was given. On Oct. 21, 2015 -- the future date Marty McFly traveled to in the 1988 sequel -- a working pair of Nike MAGs were given to Michael J. Fox. Fox, in an office with Parker and Beers, shared how the shoes functioned on social media.I never said how many we were going to have, Hatfield said. We made at least one.Sneakerheads had to wait a year later to get their hands on the self-lacing Nike MAGs. Nike held a lottery, backed by $6.75 million in purchased raffle tickets, for fans to win one of 85 pairs of the shoes. Four others would be sold via auction around the world, with the last pair going for $200,000 at the annual Michael J. Fox Foundation event in New York on Nov. 12.Nike wasnt doneThe true prize wasnt the self-lacing MAG shoes, it was a regular, everyday shoe that laced itself.Parker hinted this was coming in October 2015, the same day Foxs video hit social media.We started creating something for fiction and we turned it into a fact, inventing a new technology that will benefit all athletes, Parker said.It was shortly after that car ride that Beers had built a prototype running shoe that would auto-lace and could be manually adjusted by the user pushing a tighten or loosen button.I would make the laces tighter when I was running up hills and loosen them going down hills, and I noticed I was able to provide the changing support I needed while keeping pace, Beers said. It made us realize how this could help athletes -- guys who tie their shoe tight to start a game, but need adjustments as their feet swell as they play.Eventually, Beers reasoned, a shoe would be built that would automatically make these types of adjustments. But with the first shoe, it was important to give the consumer the option of manual adjustment.There was a new focus on practicality. Sure, the Nike MAG had been implemented and was a functioning shoe, but there were only 89 pairs in the marketplace and no one was wearing them every day.With a self-contained auto-lacing shoe that could be worn on an everyday basis, battery life became a greater focus, as did the sound of the motor.?The initial prototype we had with working motors sounded like a cat getting hit with a chainsaw, Beers said. No one wants to hear that every day.Beers said the sense was that the consumer didnt want to have the inconvenience of always charging the battery. So Nike built one that would last for a week if a person wore it every day and constantly adjusted it. With normal use, it can easily last two weeks without going on the magnetic pucks Nike provides that stick to the shoe soles. Outside chargers also work, so a Mophie charge could keep the shoe functioning for months.In March 2016, Nike announced the concept, the HyperAdapt 1.0, with E.A.R.L., which stands for Electro Reactive Adaptive Laces. The abbreviation, which is on the shoes tongue, comes from Hatfields love of robotics -- further evident in his admiration of the 2008 Pixar movie WALL-E.?As Nike announced the innovation near New York Citys Madison Square Garden that day, no shoes had been made for the market. It meant that the first offering was going to be limited, but it was also going to be special. Whatever happened, it had to go right.Preparing for the futureSoon after the announcement, a team went to Nikes Development Center in Taiwan to figure out how to build the shoes step-by-step. Once determined, the process was moved to Vietnam, where the actual production began. The weight of a size-9 shoe was trimmed to 14 ounces, which is lighter than a typical basketball shoe but a couple of ounces heavier than is typical of running shoes. The battery weighs an ounce.Nike does not openly talk about its pricing and margins, but ultimately the $720 price point was agreed upon -- an outrageous sum, but nothing out of the ordinary to sneakerhead collectors who frequently spend that amount on a pair of shoes on the resale market.Knowing it is changing convention, Nike wants to make sure everything goes right. That means for the first time in the companys history, Nike is creating a special hotline for registered owners of the HyperAdapt 1.0 to call in with questions at any time. Beers said its set up so that she eventually gets all the feedback in written form.On the bottom of the shoe, where the charger indicator goes (it changes from green to yellow to red), is printed MT2, which stands for Mark (Parker), Tinker and Tiffany. Its a nice tribute to those who have worked for so long on this project.?For Hatfield, the bigger tribute might be a longer lasting legacy.Im closer to the end of my career than the beginning, and I want to go out with a bang, said Hatfield, who started at Nike in 1981 and started designing shoes in 1985. I think this is going to become a big deal. I think in the future, shoes are going to do the work for you. Theyre going to adapt to your feet, theyre going to adjust, theyre going to have smart technology -- just like cars and vacuum cleaners.I think in 10 years, 50 percent of all Nike shoes will be power laces.Sounds crazy. But thats not the first time Hatfield has been called crazy. One of the reasons the shoe is coming out Thursday is because Hatfield -- and Nike -- didnt listen to those people. ' ' ' 
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Green Bay Packers could be without one of their best run-stoppers for several weeks after defensive tackle Letroy Guion sustained a knee injury in Sundays 17-14 loss to the Minnesota Vikings. Wholesale Custom Packers Shirts .Guion told ESPN he has a sprained medial collateral ligament, and a source said that if the initial diagnosis holds up, he could miss multiple weeks.However, Guion said team doctors believe there was no damage to his ACL and surgery will not be required.An MRI on Monday confirmed the MCL sprain. Guion is expected to miss 2-3 weeks.Im still able to walk and bend it, Guion said as he walked out of U.S. Bank Stadium with only a slight limp. I should be all right soon.The Packers play the Detroit Lions?next Sunday and then have their bye, so its possible Guion could return after that.Guion was part of a Packers defense that held the Vikings to just 30 yards rushing on 22 carries. Vikings running back Adrian Peterson managed just 19 yards on 12 carries before he left in the third quarter with a knee injury.Guion was credited with two tackles, including one in which he stuffed Peterson for a 4-yard loss in the second quarter, before he dropped out of the game late in the first half.The Packers defense, which already played without cornerback Sam Shields (concussion), also lost safety Morgan Burnett to a hamstring injury. Custom Packers Jersey China . The Hall of Fame defenceman told Landsberg that he believes fighting still has a place in todays game, but thinks staged fighting needs be outlawed. Custom Packers Jerseys .S. -- Nikolaj Ehlers registered a hat trick for the third straight game and Jonathan Drouin had a goal and five assists as the Halifax Mooseheads hammered the host Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 10-1 on Tuesday in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League action. http://www.custompackersjersey.com/ . -- Teemu Selanne scored the first goal of his 22nd NHL season, and the Anaheim Ducks extended the best start in franchise history with their fifth straight victory, 3-2 over the Calgary Flames on Wednesday night. OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- Former Navy quarterback Keenan Reynolds was waived by the Baltimore Ravens?as they trimmed their roster to 53.Perhaps the teams most surprising move was its decision to cut veteran running back Justin Forsett, who led the Ravens in rushing the past two seasons.Terrance West, who has been with three teams the previous three seasons, becomes the presumed starting running back. The only other healthy back on Baltimores roster is Buck Allen.The Ravens save $3 million in cap space by cutting Forsett. Baltimore hasnt ruled out the return of Forsett, a source said. The team could bring him back after making some moves to the current roster.Forsett?had the eighth-most rushing yards in the NFL over the last two seasons (1,907 yards).The Ravens also want to bring Reynolds back as a member of the practice squad, a source said. Packers Jerseys China. Reynolds, a sixth-round pick, struggled in making the transition to a wide receiver and returner.Reynolds caught one pass for 2 yards in four preseason games, and he had one punt return for 12 yards. His biggest problems were getting separation as a receiver and fielding kicks as a returner.The Ravens are considering signing four-time Pro Bowl returner Devin Hester. He worked out for the Ravens for a second straight day Saturday.Reynolds finished his college career as the all-time FBS leader in total touchdowns (88), rushing yards by a quarterback (4,559) and points scored (530).In May, Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter said Reynolds can defer his military service to play in the NFL. ' ' ' 
KANSAS CITY, Mo. Yeezy Boost 380 Scontate . -- Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith is not someone prone to making public statements, especially the kind that could be construed as political, controversial or divisive.So when he showed up to a news conference after a victory at Carolina last Sunday, and there was a tiny silver safety pin on his shirt, a subtle act intended to promote tolerance stood out.Its funny, Smith said Wednesday, I didnt even think it got noticed at the time.Wearing safety pins has become commonplace following the presidential election as people in all walks of life, many of whom are concerned about Donald Trumps proposed policies, have made public their desire for a more inclusive and diverse society.Ill tell you what it wasnt: It wasnt anything political. Nothing to do with the presidential election. For me, just everything to do with tolerance, understanding, Smith explained before heading out to practice.Something I found out about at my kids school where they were teaching about diversity and tolerance, and I dont know why. Just felt like it was pertinent at the time.Some athletes have expressed their dissatisfaction with Trumps election, including Tampa Bay wide receiver Mike Evans, who sat during the national anthem before last weeks game against Chicago.The Chiefs play the Buccaneers this Sunday.That wasnt Smiths intent, though. The safety pin was meant to draw attention to the divisiveness in the country.The election may have been part of it, but so has racial discrimination that led to the Black Lives Matter movement, and perceived attacks on sexual orientation and gender equality that have been linked to North Carolinas controversial House Bill 2.Theres a lot going on right now. Things are crazy. I think theres a lack of understanding across the spectrum between people of different beliefs, Smith said. It had nothing to do with the presidential election or the outcome and everything to do with tolerance and diversity.The Chiefs have supported their players freedom to speak on social issues.In the season opener, cornerback Marcus Peters raised a gloved fist during the national anthem in a black power salute that was reminiscent of Tommie Smith and John Carlos at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics.Peters said the act was meant to increase awareness of racial inequality, and that he stood in solidarity with 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who has been kneeling for the anthem this season.Thats what is so great about America, right? Chiefs coach Andy Reid said. The NFL does a great job of letting people express themselves not only on the field as players, but also as people.Were just a microcosm of what this country is, Reid added. Its all healthy. Thats what makes this country the greatest place in the world to live.Smith said he didnt mean to draw attention away from the win over the Panthers, nor did he want to create a stir in the locker room.But he did say the locker room can be representative of the kind of tolerance people should embrace, pointing out that the 53 guys on the Chiefs roster come from different states with different social and economic backgrounds and varying religious beliefs.Growing up, playing team sports, theres guys in this locker room that think a vast variety of ways, Smith said. That comes back to respect and understanding, and theres a lot of respect and understanding in this locker room.Smith didnt say whether he would continue to wear a pin this season, but he did underscore that he didnt want the small act intended to promote unity to become disruptive.Like I said, its about understanding of all humans. I dont care what you believe, where you stand -- Muslim, Jewish, Christian, you name it, Smith said.I do know its been tied here or there, but thats certainly not why I wore it. It originated from my kids school and theyre trying to teach about diversity. I wasnt trying to be a distraction.---For more NFL coverage: http://www.pro32.ap.org and http://www.twitter.com/AP-NFL Yeezy Boost 700 Italia . On Saturday night, the normally free throw-challenged centre did just that. Howard scored 18 of his 25 points in the fourth quarter, including 13 of 19 free throws in a 2 1/2-minute stretch, and the Houston Rockets beat the Denver Nuggets 122-111. Yeezy Boost 350 Saldi . Calgary scored on the first shift, and Michael Cammalleri scored twice as the Flames cruised to a 5-2 win over the Washington Capitals on Saturday. http://www.yeezy350v2italia.it/yeezy-boost-350-v2-yeezreel-offerte.html .C. -- Glenn Howard needed an extra end to move into the Masters Grand Slam of Curling final. From the moment he arrived in the big leagues as a hard-throwing 20-year-old with an effortless delivery and a devastating curveball , Jose Fernandez was special.The shock and heartache will linger for a while after Fernandez died early Sunday in a boating accident at age 24. The Miami ace was one of the games brightest young stars, his precocious talent matched by an infectious, fun-loving personality.My first impression of Jose was, `This rookie is way too comfortable. The first time that he pitched against us, it kind of caught you off guard because he was so animated, Colorado manager Walt Weiss said. The unwritten baseball rule is thats unacceptable, but it didnt take long before I realized that this guy just had a tremendous joy for playing the game. I was all-in shortly after that first time I saw him pitch.The future seemed limitless for Fernandez, who won National League Rookie of the Year honors in 2013. He missed much of 2014 and 2015 because of Tommy John surgery, but even that didnt appear to be that much of a setback, the way the right-hander was pitching this year.He was the guy for the Marlins who was their face. He was beloved, said Oakland first baseman Yonder Alonso, who went to college at Miami and like Fernandez was born in Cuba.Its a blow to the team, to the city, to everyone. Its a shocking thing, because hes 24 years old. A big-time shock, for sure.Amid the pain of this loss, Fernandezs career is worth celebrating. Here are some of the most illustrious stats and facts from his dazzling four years in the majors:THAT ROOKIE SEASON: Less than two years after being drafted in the first round -- and with no minor league experience above Classs A -- Fernandez made his big league debut in April 2013. Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Reflective Italia. He would go 12-6 with a 2.19 ERA, beating out fellow Cuban Yasiel Puig for Rookie of the Year honors.According to Baseball-Reference.com, Fernandezs pitching was worth 6.3 wins above replacement that year, the fifth-highest total for a pitcher in his age 20 season. Only Dwight Gooden (1985), Bob Feller (1939), Christy Mathewson (1901) and Bert Blyleven (1971) have ranked higher.COMFORT ZONE: Fernandezs starts in his home ballpark were not to be missed. He made 42 of them, going an almost unfathomable 29-2 with a 1.49 ERA. His final two home starts this month were reflective of his career. Against the Dodgers and Nationals -- two division champions -- he pitched 15 scoreless innings, striking out 26.SLUGGING WITH SWAGGER: Fernandez hit .213 in 136 career at-bats with two home runs, the first of which touched off a bench-clearing incident against Atlanta in 2013 when the youngster flipped his bat and admired his prodigious shot to left field. Against the Braves this July, Fernandez came up as a pinch-hitter in the top of the 12th and hit a two-run double to lift the Marlins to a 7-5 win.RARE COMPANY: In his first full season since surgery, Fernandez was an All-Star this year, going 16-8 with a 2.86 ERA and 253 strikeouts. He averaged 12.49 strikeouts per nine innings, the fifth-best single-season mark for a qualifying pitcher. Only Randy Johnson (twice), Pedro Martinez and Kerry Wood have posted higher figures.---Follow Noah Trister at www.Twitter.com/noahtrister ' ' ' 
In 1999, Olympic gymnast Dominique Dawes and I were with Hillary Clinton at The Lab School in Chelsea in New York City at an event promoting the sports documentary Dare to Compete. Adidas NMD R2 Australia . Sofia Totti, then a 17-year-old student and captain of her basketball team, asked Hillary if she would dare to compete. Clinton has cited that conversation as influencing her decision to run for public office, and as I watched her in that moment, I knew we were witnessing history.Hillary is one of us. She has sports DNA in her. She was an athlete, and as we have all seen, she is a competitor.Smart, honest and loyal are the words I choose to use when talking about Hillary. I felt that way in 1999, and I feel that way today. She cares more about this country than anyone I know.Hillary has spent her life serving others. And the others have often chosen her to represent them, to fight for them and to lead them. She cares about people on a deep level, and she gets into action. She is the teammate you hope for and the captain you want leading you to victory.When Hillary won New Hampshire in the 2008 primary, I went up for the victory speech. I met a couple with a child there, and I asked them, Why are you for Hillary? And the mother told me, She saved our childs life, thats why were for her. She got insurance passed that saved our childs life. Our child would not be alive without her. She was referring to her crucial role as First Lady in getting the State Childrens Health Insurance Program passed. Hillary has spent her life fighting for children and families.This years election had a lot of Billie Jean King vs. Bobby Riggs in it. And not everyone had the stomach for it. The divisiveness in our nation around this election takes me back to the 1970s with Title IX, Vietnam, Watergate, the Womens Movement and Roe vs. Wade (only this time around, there was much less civility). But as I have learned, making history is not an easy responsibility.The results from the election totally gutted me. And Hillary has taken a big hit for many of us. But she is a history-maker, and she reaches me and many of my friends and colleagues. Hillary is a person full of love and empathy. Now, more than ever, I am finding strength in words Hillary has used over the years. The very essence of Hillary Clinton lives in this John Wesley quote: Do all the good you can, for all the people you can, in all the ways you can, as long as ever you can.And those are words we can all live by.More on Hillary Clinton? What we mean when we say locker room talk Column ?? After the election, I walked on?Essay ?? What a World Series means to Cubs fans?Column ?The IMPACT25 is espnWs annual list of the 25 athletes and influencers who have made the greatest difference for women in sports. Explore the 2016 list and more content at espnW.com/IMPACT25. 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Sri Lankans have hidden behind transition, a word that serves to highlight the impossible task of replacing great cricketers who have moved on to other fields and commentary boxes. It has been a wonderful ride, top and tailed by the twin departures of first Arjuna Ranatunga and Aravinda de Silva, then of Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara, and exaggerated by Muttiah Muralitharans stellar career. But the ride is over and the mighty bump at its end is hurting like hell.Touring England in the early months of summer is a devilish business. Many are the strokemakers from the subcontinent to have perished at the hands of refreshed and voracious English swingers and seamers of the ball. Sending Angelo Mathews team to Leeds and Durham first up bordered on cruelty. Not that his team was as embryonic as perceived. Most were on the successful trip two years ago, but Mahela, Kumar and Tillakaratne Dilshan were with them to lean upon. Now that the pillars of the pre-transition days have gone, the immediate future of Sri Lankan cricket is a worry. A tighter and stronger first-class playing structure is urgently needed, along with calmer and more consistent governance. Like Barbados, Sri Lanka is a small island with a big heart and, seemingly, an unconditional affection for cricket. It would be wise not to push that unconditional affection too far.The score in the three series of matches was 20-4. Reasonably, you do not know what the heck that means. Suffice to say that in an attempt to heighten interest, the ECB introduced a points system for all the matches in the three formats - four for a Test match win and two for a white-ball win. So England smashed it, but then we do know that. Oddly, there was no prize. Come to think of it, neither was there an announcement of the triumph or even any form of acknowledgment. Caesar stopped Rome for his victories. It will be interesting to see if the idea is pursued or pushed quietly aside.Cricket needs context but then most of us know that too. Wade eight pages into the bowels of the Times sports section - a paper that genuinely cares for cricket - and you will find a seven-paragraph report on Tuesday nights match but no picture. Deemed more important than Englands T20 cricket fortunes are European Championship football - a tournament from which England were unceremoniously dumped by Iceland but in which Wales caused a stir; Wimbledon, which still has Andy Murray involved, and of course, the Williams sisters on a charge; lots of Jose Mourinho and Manchester United; and a little of Mark Cavendish in the Tour de France. On the front pages in these turbulent times, and destined to stay for a while yet, are Brexit and Boris, Theresa and Jeremy and all who sail in and around their political aspirations. Alastair Cook made the front page on May 31st for a personal aspiration of his own, his 10,000th Test match run, but that was crickets sole jump from one end of the ppaper to the other since Carlos Brathwaite shattered the English dreamers in the last over of the World T20 final back at the beginning of April. Air Force 1 Australia Cheap. The point is that in the midst of summer, cricket is marginalised. Even diehards struggle to remember where the Sri Lankan games were played and what happened. Cricket must be very careful. Its hat is thrown in the T20 ring but only one T20 match was played between the sides. Five 50-over matches - the format of the game, apparently, that is on the bones of its bum - and one T20. Why? Three, three and three must be the way forward, with just enough of a gap between each to allow the marketeers their moment. And there must be a reason for it all, a tally towards something bigger and brighter that gathers momentum, reaches a crescendo and crowns a champion. I am playing an old record but we cannot expect the game to chug along in its present vacuum: the danger signs are clear and present. What have we learnt about England? Enough to encourage but little about which to become complacent. There are good young players, impressive determination, and an exciting athleticism in the county cricketers of the day. Very few appear fazed by their exposure to the big time - witness Liam Dawson and Tymal Mills on Tuesday - and most, if not all, are strongly driven by the possibility of England colours. The limitations of the county game, it seems, have kept expectation in check.There appears to be favour for the multi-dimensional cricketer, and for a kinder face. The fear so evident in the eyes of Englands footballers on the dreadful night they were humiliated by Iceland is nowhere to be seen on the faces of the cricketers. Rather there are signs of the clear thinking that empowered the rugby players to win so well in Australia, and of the modesty that has long prevailed in that fine sport.This is a good period for the English game, indicated by fine leadership, strong management and uncomplicated coaching. Subtly, there has been a destructuring of general affairs that has allowed the players freedom of thought and expression. It is less than three years since an unnamed England player said: It can feel as if there is no escape, as if everything you do is being assessed and analysed and stored away. If you are not careful, it can wear you down. It is incredibly difficult to come to terms with. Much, if not all, of that pressured team environment has been stripped way. The emphasis of the moment is on enjoyment and stability, the consequence of which is a dressing room of smiles.Having said that, Pakistan have the ability to wipe away smiles. At Lords next Thursday, a true test of Englands progress will begin in a Test series that is hard to call. There are four Test matches, the seemingly obligatory five one-day games, and a T20 - all against feisty opponents who boast a fine and varied bowling attack to make good the unpredictable nature of batsmen whose minds and feet move in the shadows of the wind. If Englands cricketers are still unbeaten after September 7th, the curtain call will reflect a magnificent performance rather than simply a job well done. ' ' ' 
LONDON -- Heather Watson had the dubious honour of receiving the second-biggest fine in Wimbledon history. Nike Sf Air Force 1 Mid Uomo Scarpe . Naturally, she isnt too happy about it.The Briton was fined $12,000 (£9,294) for angrily slamming her racket into the ground during her defeat to Annika Beck in the first round of the womens singles.It was the largest penalty at this years championships so far and accounted for nearly a third of Watsons prize money.I dont see it as fair, Watson said. I was so shocked. I looked at the piece of paper and I just saw the two, so I thought, Oh OK. But $12,000 for bouncing my racket once is I think a bit excessive, especially because I havent done anything like this before.I had no previous history, Im not a maniac on the court, I dont do controversial things consistently or ever really. It was a bad mistake. I know it was the wrong thing to do, but it was in the heat of the moment in a match I was desperate to win.Viktor Troicki was fined $10,000 for his epic rant at umpire Damiano Torella over a line call last week, calling him the worst umpire ever in the world.Pablo Cuevas and Marcel Granollers were fined $9,000 (£7,749) and $7,500 (£5,812), respectively, for code violations -- including Cuevas threatening to urinate in a ball can when he was denied a toilet break, with the umpire having to be escorted away by security after the doubles team staged a sit-down protest.While Watson may have been disappointed by her singles defeat, she is through to the third round of the womens doubles with Naomi Broady. She also reached the quarterfinals of the mixed doubles Thursday with Finn Henri Kontinen when they shocked defending champions Leander Paes and Martina Hingis.Having received walkovers in their first two rounds, Watson and Kontinen were playing in their first match together, but secured a 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 win over Paes and Hingis, who have four mixed doubles majors together and 35 Grand Slam doubles titles between them.We were warming up and getting ready each day and we were always put on at the end of the day, so weve literally just been ready to play for each match and theyve told us last minute, Watson said.I think today in the first set we were finding our ground, getting comfortable with each other, and then we kind of took off, especially in that third set.Watson and Kontinen next face American Scott Lipsky and Russian Alla Kudryavtseva. 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For the second time in a year, Martin Taupau has earned a new contract away on Kiwi duty.Despite having a further three years to go on his current NRL deal, Manly moved to tie down their star forward for an extra season on Tuesday, making him a Sea Eagle until the end of 2020.Marty loves the club and wanted to commit for a long term because he likes the direction we are going, coach Trent Barrett said on Tuesday.He is a tremendous competitor, great trainer, and a player willing to do the things to make himself better. He will be a key player for Manly in the years ahead.The extension comes almost a year after his move from Wests Tigers to Manly was infamously confirmed by a Canadian theatre critic while on tour with New Zealand.Taupau is currently in Perth preparing for the Kiwis Test against Australia on Saturday, but was nonetheless delighted to secure his long-term future at the club.I am very happy with this extension of my contract. I thoroughly enjoyed my first season with the Sea Eagles this year, he said.There is a lot to like about the direction the team is heading in. Trent Barrett is a wonderful coach and I look forward to further developing my game under him. Sf Air Force 1 Mid Desert Ochre. Taupau, 26, averaged 142 metres in his 20 games for the Sea Eagles in 2016, including four line breaks, 32 offloads and 58 tackle breaks.His re-signing comes in the same week brothers Jake and Tom Trbojevic also penned extensions until 2020.Sea Eagles head of football Bob Fulton called Taupau one of the premier forwards in the game.And he will only get better, Fulton said.We are delighted to have him for another four years and his contract now has him in line in terms of length with the Trbojevic brothers Jake and Tom.They, along with half-back Daly Cherry-Evans, will form the basis of a very strong team long term for the club.While the Taupau announcement is a coup for the club, the focus remains on the immediate future of injured veterans Brett Stewart (knee) and Steve Matai (neck).Both continue to be monitored through their rehabilitation.It remains to be seen whether either player will see out their contract in 2017. ' ' ' 
CINCINNATI -- Andy Daltons most important passes didnt even make it past the line of scrimmage. Air Max 270 White Australia . Mike Nugent missed another extra point.And the Bengals lost yet another game in throwback fashion, making every sort of mistake.Heading into December, its clear theyve bungled their season away, too.A 19-14 loss in Baltimore on Sunday left the Bengals (3-7-1) pretty much finished for 2016.Theyre 2+ games behind Baltimore (6-5) and Pittsburgh (6-5) with only five left.The defending AFC North champs would have to run the table, and the Ravens and Steelers both would have to have meltdowns for the Bengals to reach the playoffs.They know the odds of that happening arent good at all. The Bengals have reached the playoffs a club-record five consecutive seasons, and that streak is about to get snapped.We know some things have to break our way now, coach Marvin Lewis said on Monday .Also, they know they havent played well enough at any point this season to consider themselves playoff-worthy.That was the case again on Sunday in Baltimore, where they played well enough to stay in the game but no more.Dalton has been under constant pressure during the season, getting sacked 32 times -- fourth most in the NFL.Even when theyre not getting to Dalton, defenders are making it tough on him. Four of Daltons last eight passes were batted down at the line as the Ravens set their defense to take away the downfield throw and focused on knocking down the short ones.Four of eight passes knocked down? Mind-boggling.Those things happen very, very rarely, offensive coordinator Ken Zampese said on Monday. I mean, this was the first time that came up, it came up in a big way, and it ended up hurting us, so here we are talking about it.The game in Baltimore was in some ways their worst yet at protecting the quarterback.Dalton had four fumbles, losing two of them. The most costly came on a play from the Baltimore 16-yard line in the first half. Dalton was changing the play at the line of scrimmage when center Russell Bodine snapped the ball, causing the turnover.The Bengals switched from Bodine to backup center T.J Johnson for a couple of series in the third quarter.To calm the troops a little bit, Lewis said.Three times in the second half, Dalton was sacked and fumbled. The last one came when the Bengals were driving for a potential tying touchdown in the closing minutes. Dalton was sacked by Elvis Dumervil and fumbled, allowing the Ravens to close it out with a safety that ran out the clock.And it wasnt only the passing game that involved struggles by Bengals blockers. Cincinnati rushed for only 64 yards -- 14 by Dalton -- as the latest chapter in a season-long problem. With no running game to worry them, the Ravens were able to get after Dalton.When they scored their only touchdown, Nugent missed the extra point wide right, the fourth time hes missed a point-after-touchdown try in four games. Lewis reiterated on Monday that the Bengals have no plans to bring in another kicker for a tryout.Missed PATs, those are things that affect the football team, affect us and our opportunity, Lewis said. But you know, we are where we are.Game notes The Bengals host Philadelphia (5-5) on Sunday . The previous time the Eagles played at Paul Brown Stadium was Nov. 16, 2008, when they finished in a 13-13 tie. They last met in Philadelphia in 2012, with the Eagles winning 34-13. ... The Bengals are only 4-5 in their past nine games at Paul Brown Stadium, including a first-round playoff loss to Pittsburgh last season. They were technically the home team when they played Washington to a tie in London this season. ... The Bengals put CB Chykie Brown on injured reserve. He suffered a knee injury at Baltimore. The Bengals re-signed DT DeShawn Williams, who was on the roster for the first 10 games and was waived last week.---AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and http://twitter.com/AP-NFL Air Max 270 Mens Sale Australia . He just needed to be his best twisting, turning acrobatic self. "I didnt need to be anybody else, I just needed to be myself and be aggressive," said Burks, who scored a career-high 34 points to spark the Utah Jazz to a 118-103 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Monday night. Nike Shoes Wholesale Australia . Booth picked up 65 caps after making her national team debut in 2002 at the age of 17. She most recently played for Sky Blue FC of the National Womens Soccer League. "It just felt like it was my time to move on," she said in a phone interview from her hometown of Burlington, Ont. http://www.salenikeshoesaustralia.com/air-force-1-clearance.html . Fellow centre Pavel Datsyuk remains out because of a concussion. Zetterberg has 11 goals and 19 assists for a team-high 30 points, and Datsyuk has a team-high 12 goals and 11 assists. Charles Davis excellent statistical analysis of appeals prompted me to look back on recent internationals and contemplate some hypothetical rule changes that cricket might wish to embrace.I have watched almost every ball of the recent series in India, Australia and New Zealand involving the home teams versus England, South Africa and Pakistan respectively. It is apparent now that the referral process has moved light years away from its original mandate of being a safeguard against the howler. It is now a very valuable strategic tool that can change the momentum of a match if used judiciously (or vice versa - used poorly, it can significantly negatively impact a team). To see Joe Root backing up at the non-strikers end, almost directly in line with the umpire, so he can get a better angle on lbw decisions, presumably to advise his partner on whether to review or not, just shows how the thinking around the DRS has developed an acute strategic focus.The strategic element has come about because of the limited number of unsuccessful referrals available to each team. It is now common to see captains doing the arithmetic to calculate how many overs they have left before they get their full quota of referrals back and then deciding on whether to challenge an umpires decision or not. That pragmatic decision-making process is so far away from the original raison detre of the DRS as to make everything else that sits around it redundant too.Not many teams bowl their allotted overs in the specified time frame anyway, so why persist with the argument that allowing unlimited referrals would slow down the game? It is slow already. Unless the ICC gets serious about enforcing over rates, things wont change much, so why not invest a bit more time in getting every decision correct? Pakistan bowled 30-plus overs of spin on the first day at the Gabba and were still late finishing (even allowing for an injury delay). As it is, umpires make no effort to stop batsmen from changing gloves and taking drinks whenever they want, so clearly they are not serious about enforcing over rates. Some batsmen, like Steve Smith, seem to ask for a change of gloves within a few minutes of the previous change.So if umpires are not sure about a 50-50 call, why not give them the power to check with the third umpire, thereby ensuring the decision arrived at is the correct one? In most other sports, rugby for example, the referee calls for a video replay if he is not sure. Getting decisions correct is more important in most sports than time delays. Except cricket, which continues to pretend to care about punctuality but does very little to meaningfully enforce it.The number of poor referrals makes you wonder why the players are getting it wrong so often, especially when it looks so obvious to those watching at home on television. Perhaps the players themselves are not in the best position to hear nicks or judge angles and height. So if they are penalised by only being allowed to get two referrals wrong every 80 overs in Tests (one per innings in ODIs), should we not also, for the sake of balance, find some way to penalise umpires for getting two wrong decisions in that samee time frame? After all, they have the best view in the stadium and their sole job is to concentrate on these matters (not on catching, bowling, batting and so on). Balenciaga Australia Sale. If the umpires get it wrong more than x number of times within a specified time frame, how about if both teams get a referral back for that period? It doesnt seem fair otherwise that umpires are allowed to make mistake after mistake and there are no immediate on-field penalties. It got to the point in a recent Test match where the commentators were actually saying on air that the players would be better off not referring a decision made by Richard Kettleborough (because he tended to get it right) and to save their referrals for the other umpire instead. Surely it is a sign that the system is flawed when teams are making strategic decisions about which umpire to target?If an umpire was allowed to ask for a review for lbws and snicks (like they do for run out or stumped), he then makes the correct decision and it eliminates the need for each team to have a quota. Maybe give them one referral per innings, to deal with the absolute shocker, but if they get it wrong, a serious penalty - 25 runs? - is levied.Then theres the other ridiculous rule that if the batsman leaves the field of play, he cannot be recalled. Given that so many of crickets other antiquated laws have changed, this remains a dinosaur in a post-Jurassic world. Surely if there is clear evidence that the batsman should be recalled, why does it matter if hes halfway to the dressing room? The integrity of the correct decision is surely more important than some law from a bygone era that is no longer relevant in a sport where we are now allowed concussion substitutes, and soon even red cards. Another aspect of such situations is that they also have the potential to create bad blood and inflame tensions, especially in the case of fielders claiming low catches, when batsmen are asked to hang around until inconclusive replays are adjudicated on - with the fielding team then rounding on the batsman for supposedly not taking the fielders word that it was a fair catch.There is another aspect to this sort of situation - fielders appear mortally wounded when their integrity is questioned on low catches but have no similar moral conundrums if they appeal for catches that are clearly not out, or lbws that clip the inside edge, or if a batsman nicks the ball and stands impassively defiant when given not out. It appears that within the sport we have different layers of morality.Cheating is a dirty word but not walking when you nick it, shining the ball with a mint sweet, or stealing a yard at the non-strikers end are clearly de rigeur. At the professional level it is no longer a game of honour, governed by rules forged in that spirit. It is a ruthless, cutthroat business, so perhaps the laws need to move even further to ensure that technology allows us to reach the correct decision. What other sport allows the excuse of delays to corrupt the integrity of the decision-making process? ' ' ' 
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