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Total QBR measures nearly every aspect of quarterback play including passing, designed runs, scrambles, turnovers and penalties. Harmon Killebrew Jersey . QBR also strives to separate the performance of the individual quarterback from the rest of his team, in order to rate the overall efficiency of each quarterback in the league, also accounting for opposing defenses; quarterbacks who face tougher defenses will have their ratings adjusted upward in proportion to the difficulty of their opposition, and those who face weaker defenses will have their ratings adjusted downward. The new, adjusted QBR is now the number youll find under the Total QBR column at the QBR page.?For a full explanation of how ESPN determines QBR, click here.With that, a look at ESPNs current QBR rankings through Week 4 of the 2016 season: Eduardo Escobar Jersey . The Swede became the first golfer to win the PGA Tours FedEx Cup and European Tours Race to Dubai in the same season. "It is still taking a little time to sink in what Ive achieved this week as was the case when I won the FedEx Cup but then it just kept getting better and better as the days went on and I am sure this will be the same," he said. Robbie Grossman Jersey .C. -- Kemba Walker and the Charlotte Bobcats got off to a fast start, and the Sacramento Kings were never quite able to catch up. http://www.twinsrookiestore.com/Twins-Glen-Perkins-Kids-Jersey/ . -- Kyrie Irvings last-minute 3-pointer helped seal another victory for Cleveland -- and the Cavaliers longest winning streak since LeBron James left. KANSAS CITY (7-3) at DENVER (7-3)Sunday, 8:30 p.m., NBCOPENING LINE -- Denver by 3RECORD VS. SPREAD -- Kansas City 4-6, Denver 7-3SERIES RECORD -- Chiefs lead 57-55LAST MEETING -- Chiefs beat Broncos 29-13, Nov. 15, 2015LAST WEEK -- Chiefs lost to Buccaneers 19-17, Broncos had bye, beat Saints 25-23 on Nov. 13AP PRO32 RANKING -- Chiefs No. 6 (tie), Broncos No. 5CHIEFS OFFENSE -- OVERALL (24), RUSH (21), PASS (22).CHIEFS DEFENSE -- OVERALL (25), RUSH (27), PASS (16).BRONCOS OFFENSE -- OVERALL (27), RUSH (22), PASS (23).BRONCOS DEFENSE -- OVERALL (4), RUSH (29), PASS (2).STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES -- Chiefs win in Denver last year snapped Broncos seven-game series winning streak. ... Andy Reid has won just twice in eight career games vs. Denver. ... Chiefs are plus-13 in takeaways. ... Chiefs are seeking eighth consecutive win in AFC West and QB Alex Smith aims for 15th consecutive divisional road game without interception. ... Rookie WR Tyreek Hill has 187 yards receiving and TD in last two road games. ... TE Travis Kelce, Chiefs leading receiver, had 108 yards last week. ... OLB Dee Ford tied for NFL lead with 10 sacks, a half-sack ahead of Broncoss OLB Von Miller. Logan Morrison Jersey. Ford hurt hamstring vs. Bucs. ... S Eric Berry had one of Chiefs five interceptions plus four pass breakups in last meeting. ... Broncos QB Trevor Siemian 4-0 at home. ... RB Devontae Booker fourth among rookies with 396 rushing yards. ... WR Demaryius Thomas has 41 catches for 661 yards and three TDs in last seven meetings. Since `12, Thomas ranks second in NFL with 457 receptions. ... WR Jordan Taylor had first career TD in Week 10. ... Miller has 14+ sacks, 10 tackles for loss, three forced fumbles and interception in last dozen games, including playoffs ... Ty Sambrailo has replaced Donald Stephenson at RT. ... CB Aqib Talib (back) set to return after missing last two games, and OLB DeMarcus Ware will increase his 30-snap limit hes had in month hes been back from broken right forearm. ... Fantasy Tip: Chiefs RB Spencer Ware has six TD runs in last six divisional games and ranks third in AFC with 109 scrimmage yards per game.---AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and http://twitter.com/AP-NFL ' ' ' 
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After seeing Moto GP legend Valentino Rossi copy him on the Misano podium last week, Daniel Ricciardo will reserve his shoey celebration for his next Formula One victory -- something he hopes will be in Singapore this weekend. China Jerseys .After securing a podium at Julys German Grand Prix, Ricciardo drank champagne from his shoe, something he made fellow Australian and former Red Bull driver Mark Webber copy after he conducted podium interviews in Belgium. The celebration mimicked Australian rider Jack Miller, who did it after his maiden MotoGP win at Assen earlier this season.Last weekend Rossi did the same celebration after finishing second in Italy, but Ricciardo thinks it is best saved for wins.In Singapores Thursday press conference Ricciardo was asked if we will see the shoey again this weekend in Singapore, where Red Bull is expected to challenge for victory, and replied: If I win, yeah. If its just a second or third, probably not now. If its a victory I expect to see a few people up there doing it with me!Ricciardo also explained the origin of the celebration, which he said came from Australian surfing/fishing group The Mad Hueys.Its just a bit of a laugh. I know Jack Miller knows a few of the guys from The Mad Hueys, so when he got his win in Assen I suspected he was going to do it and he did, so I thought I would keep the Australian tradition going!And now Valentinos got into the mix! I saw he Instagrammed it yesterday, he said everyone loves a shoey and then he said delicious and all that, a few words Ive used for it -- I think its just a bit of fun now, everyones enjoying it.When Valtteri Bottas, who was sat next to him in the press conference, asked him how a shoey tasted, Ricciardo smiled and said: Honestly if the sparkling wine is cold then its good, normally it is on the podium. If its warm then usually you get the sweat and that through it! But the cold taste kills the bad stuff!Laughing again, Ricciardo said: So its delicious, as I said! China NFL Jerseys .ca looks back at the stories and moments that made the year memorable. NFL Jerseys Supply . Only three players drafted by NHL clubs were included on the Czech selection camp roster on Wednesday. Those players were Dallas Stars 2012 first-rounder Radek Faksa, Winnipeg Jets 2013 fourth-rounder Jan Kostalek and Phoenix Coyotes 2012 seventh-rounder Marek Langhamer. http://www.wholesalenfljerseyssupplycheap.com/ .  The 19-year-old Olsen played 34 games with the Kelowna Rockets of the WHL this season. In that time, hes recorded 17 goals and 17 assists with 36 penalty minutes. DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers and their fans waited six seasons for Rick Porcello to have the breakout year they believed was his destiny.On Friday night, they finally got to see it.Porcello, pitching for the first time at Comerica Park as a member of the Red Sox, allowed two runs in seven innings as Boston beat Detroit 10-2.It was fun. Honestly, Porcello said in his usual low-key way. I think it helped that I pitched against those guys at Fenway last year and we came here last year, even though I didnt pitch. It was still weird being on the opposite side, though.Porcello is 17-3 with a 3.22 ERA, which no one appreciates more than his teammates.We gave him four runs in the first inning, and then he just did what he has done for us all year, said Hanley Ramirez, who drove in four runs. When we need a win, we know hes going to get us one. We had a tough loss yesterday, and he came out and shut them down.Porcello appreciated the early help, as both David Ortiz and Jackie Bradley Jr. hit two-run homers off Michael Fulmer in the first inning.Thats huge, especially against a guy who has been pitching as well as Michael, Porcello said. Its always easier to pitch with a cushion, especially against that offense.Porcello allowed four hits and two walks while striking out eight. His only major mistake was J.D. Martinezs two-run homer in the second inning.It looked like he had a little extra power on the fastball tonight, and Im sure some of that was being back here, Red Sox manager John Farrell said. You are always going to be pumped up when you go back to a place where you played for a long time.The Tigers have lost nine of 12 after winning 10 of 11.It is a roller coaster, Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said. Ive gone through this every year of my career -- 25 years now. You have ups and downs.Fulmers Rookie of the Year campaign hit a snag, as the Red Sox got a career-high six runs off him in 5 2/3 innings. Fulmer (10-4) allowed 10 hits, including two homers, and walked one while striking out one.They are a fastball-hitting team, and they were ready for my fastball, Fulmer said. It felt like every time I went inside, they were on it.According to Bradley, that was indeed Bostons plan.Hes a very good pitcher who is very aggressive, he said. We wanted to attack him right away.Ortiz gave the Red Sox a 2-0 lead in the first wiith his 22nd career homer at Comerica Park -- a blast deep into the stands in right field. Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys. Ortiz has hit more homers in Detroit than in any other ballpark outside the AL East.Bradley gave Boston a four-run lead with the second two-run homer of the first inning, but Martinez pulled the Tigers within 4-2 with his two-run shot.Both pitchers settled down after that, and the score didnt change until the sixth. Fulmer retired the first two hitters, but base hits by Sandy Leon and Brock Holt put runners on first and second. Andrew Benintendi and Dustin Pedroia followed with RBI singles to knock Fulmer out of the game.Ramirezs two-run double off Bruce Rondon made it 8-2 in the seventh, and he added another two-run double in the eighth off Mark Lowe.TRAINERS ROOMRed Sox: LHP Eduardo Rodriguez (hamstring) threw in the bullpen Friday and remains on pace to start Sundays series finale. ... RHP Steven Wright (shoulder) is expected to miss at least one more start, but could start throwing off a mound this weekend.Tigers: RHP Mike Pelfrey (back) threw a 25-pitch bullpen session before the game, and is scheduled to throw another on Sunday. He would then progress to a simulated game before reporting to the minors for rehab games.MARTINEZ LOCKED INJ.D. Martinez hit a long home run in his first at-bat, but his second one might have been even more impressive. He hit a line drive to the left side that ripped the webbing out of shortstop Xander Bogaerts glove on its way to the outfield. Bogaerts had to call time to get a new glove from the Boston dugout.SPIRIT OF CESPEDESWhile Yoenis Cespedes wasnt at Comerica Park on Friday night, he certainly had a major impact on the game. Before the 2015 season, the Tigers traded Porcello to the Red Sox for Cespedes, then shipped him to the Mets at the trading deadline for Fulmer.Both trades were made by then-Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski, who was back in town Friday in his new role as Red Sox president.UP NEXTThe teams play the third game in their four-game series Saturday night with Bostons Drew Pomeranz (9-9, 2.99) facing Daniel Norris (1-1, 3.47). Norris is 0-1 with a 12.27 ERA in two career outings against Boston, one of which was a start. ' ' ' 
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Leicester City defender Robert Huth has topped the Sky Sports Power Rankings after scoring two goals during the Foxes 3-1 win against Manchester City on Saturday. Cheap Soccer Jerseys Free Shipping . The 31-year-old scored his third goal in five league games at the Etihad, while team-mate Christian Fuchs shot nine places up the charts to No 2 after creating two goals in as many games to help Leicester gain a five-point lead as Premier League leaders. Jamie Vardy climbed 29 places to No 12 after scoring twice in the Foxes 2-0 win against Liverpool, including a goal-of-the-season contender, closing the gap on forward partner Riyad Mahrez at the Sky Sports Season Rankings summit to just 3,655 points. Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez top the Sky Sports Season Rankings Matchdays 24 and 25 were combined for the latest Power Rankings, which saw two keepers enter the top 10 for the first time.Southamptons Fraser Forster rose 16 places to No 3 after producing a string of saves during the Saints midweek 0-0 draw at Arsenal and keeping his fifth successive clean sheet since returning from injury in their 1-0 win against West Ham on Saturday - while Saints defender Virgil van Djik dropped one place to No 8. Leicester keeper Kasper Schmeichel has only conceded two goals in seven league games to maintain his position at No 9 for the second week running.Tottenham trio Harry Kane (No 4, down one place), Christian Eriksen (No 5, down three places) and Dele Alli (No 6, down one place) all kept their places in the top 10 after helping to guide Spurs to second in the Premier League table with victories over Norwich and Watford last week. Harry Kane and Dele Alli are among three Spurs players in the top 10 Sergio Aguero dropped three places to No 7 after scoring Manchester Citys winner against Sunderland on Tuesday and a consolation goal during his teams 3-1 defeat to Leicester at the weekend.Swansea midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson bucked his teams current poor form, storming 10 places up the charts to No 10 after scoring in both of the Swans 1-1 draws against West Brom and Crystal Palace last week. The Power Rankings methodology reflects a players performance over the previous five weeks, with each preceding week worth fewer points. This means the Power Rankings reflect the in-form players of the moment.Below, we also present your clubs top points scorer and the cumulative seasons rankings.The Sky Sports Power Rankings will be updated each week during the season, so be sure to keep an eye on the big movers... Also See: Premier League video Fixtures Table Get Sky Sports Wholesale Soccer Jerseys Store .Y. -- Marcell Dareus and the Buffalo Bills defence made life miserable for Super Bowl MVP Joe Flacco. Wholesale Soccer Jerseys . And when it opened, every player was at his stall. Thats a sure sign that a team is in a slump and is searching for answers. "Its embarrassing to be at home and play the way we did," said defenceman Josh Gorges. http://www.cheapsoccerjerseys.co/ . Wilson hit Schenn from behind during Tuesday nights game in Philadelphia, earning a five-minute major for charging and a game misconduct. He has a phone hearing with the department of player safety, which limits any potential suspension to five or fewer games. Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin is staying mum when it comes to updating the status of injured Aggies defensive end Myles Garrett, receivers Speedy Noil and Ricky Seals-Jones and offensive lineman Jermaine Eluemunor.All four missed a win over South Carolina last week that leaves the eighth-ranked Aggies 5-0 overall and 3-0 in the Southeastern Conference. Texas A&M plays host to ninth-ranked Tennessee (5-0, 2-0) in a nationally telecast (CBS) game at 3:30 p.m. EDT Saturday at Kyle Field in College Station, Texas.Sumlin didnt hold back when it came to praising the Vols, who scored on a Hail Mary as time ran out last week to get by Georgia 34-31 just a week after rallying from an 18-point deficit to whip Florida 38-28.The Vols have trailed in four of their first five games and needed overtime to get by Appalachian State in their opener.This is a team that on paper if you dont watch it youll say theyve gotten lucky, Sumlin said of the Vols. They havent gotten lucky. They have a veteran quarterback (senior Joshua Dobbs) that is No. 1 in this league in points responsible for, whether hes throwing it, whether hes running it, whatever hes doing, hes the No. 1 guy creating those points in this league.That No. 1 gives you a chance to win these types of games. Hes been through it before.Dobbs, Sumlin continued, has played in a number of different stadiums and before big crowds, including before a college-football-record crowd of 156,990 for the Battle of Bristol against Virginia Tech at Bristol Motor Speedway.Basically he has been through about all you can expect, plus he has quarterbacked the Vols to 11 consecutive victories, their longest winning streak since Tennessee won 14 in a row by taking the opener in 1999 after a 13-0 season in 1998.Dobbs has rushed for 267 yards and five touchdowns and passed for 13 touchdowns, the last a launch of a 43-yard pass to the end zone to Jauan Jennings as time ran out at Georgia.So hes going to come in here and hes seen all this, Sumlin said. Because of that, that creates confidence in a football team has a really good defense with high-level athletess with a lot of speed. Soccer Jerseys Outlet. Theyre one of the top special teams teams in this league. Great kickoff returns. Great speed across the field.When you have a team like that, youre explosive. When you combine that with a quarterback whos been there and done that and seen that, youre a confident unit.So we have a huge challenge this weekend.Tennessee coach Butch Jones can make the same claim about the challenge of facing Texas A&M.The Aggies survived an overtime scare from UCLA in the season opener but have rolled to double-digit victories since. Even without the four injured starters, they had things under control in beating South Carolina 24-13 last week.Quarterback Trevor Knight, the Oklahoma transfer, hasnt been the most accurate of passers (54.1 percent), but he still has been a catalyst for an offense that is spewing out 521 yards rushing and passing a game.Knight is the second-leading rusher on the team with 392 yards behind the 487 of freshman running back Trayveon Williams. Knight has scored six rushing touchdowns, the most on the team, to go with his seven touchdown passes.I think Trevor Knight has really changed their offense, Jones said. Hes managing their offense. He can hurt you with his arm. He can hurt you with his legs.Theyre just a complete football team.The Aggies will be going for their first 6-0 start since the 1994 team won its first seven games before tying SMU.This is the third consecutive season Texas A&M has started on a five-game winning streak, and the losses in October to end that success has been the subject of some talk in Aggieland. Sumlin dismissed the notion that a similar result would have any particular significance.If we lose this week, its not indicative of anything, Sumlin said. Our seasons not over. Were playing good football. This team has done a great job of focusing on the little things from day to day. Weve gotten great leadership from our coaching staff, assistant coaches, and internally from our team. ' ' ' 
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ESPNs 2016 edition of #NFLRank, our ranking of the greatest players in the NFL, goes only to 100, which means there are hundreds of players on the outside looking in and a few who were just on the cusp of making the list. Custom Philadelphia Phillies Jerseys .Here are 10 players who should have made #NFLRank, in alphabetical order:1. Joe Flacco, QB, Baltimore RavensColleague Mike Sandos?2016 NFL QB Tier Rankings,?which use league insiders to rate every starting quarterback, had Flacco as a Tier 2 signal-caller. That should put him somewhere in the 90s of #NFLRank. He led the Ravens to a Super Bowl XLVII title -- though he hasnt performed at that level in recent years, and hes coming off a torn?ACL and MCL -- and he has 10?career playoff wins. Hes still one of the leagues top 100 players. Tommy Joseph Jersey . Their 38th instalment is arguably their biggest fight card to date, including three-title fights and a main event which was selected by the fans.  The promotion boasts 14-straight years of business and is operated by MFC president Mark Pavelich, who is often overlooked in this country for the foundation hes established for MMA in Canada. Darren Daulton Jersey . "Jeff is a hard worker who was an important special-teams contributor for us last season," said Stamps GM John Hufnagel. http://www.philliesrookiestore.com/Phillies-Mike-Schmidt-Kids-Jersey/ . LOUIS -- Theres no telling how these wacky World Series games will end. SUNDAY, Oct 2 Melbourne v Cronulla at ANZ Stadium 7.15pm AESTHead to head: Storm 21 Sharks 10 Drawn 1Head to head in finals: Storm 1 Sharks 0Last clash: Round 26 2016 - Storm 26 bt Sharks 6 at AAMI ParkTab Sportsbet: Storm $1.85 Sharks $2.00Cronulla will have to defeat arguably the greatest club of the modern era if they are to finally claim their maiden NRL premiership. The Sharks are riding a wave of emotion after first upsetting upstarts Canberra in week one of the finals before putting defending premiers North Queensland to the sword in week three. The Storm also toppled the Cowboys in week one and then did enough to knock out the Raiders to earn a grand final berth.. History and destiny beckon for the Sharks, however in their way stand a ruthless outfit led around the park by Dally M co-winner Cooper Cronkk and Cameron Smith. Philadelphia Phillies Jerseys. This game also pits the side that concedes the least metres in the Sharks (average 1302m) against the side that makes the most metres - the Storm with an average of 1508m. The Sharks have been boosted by the return of Sam Tagataese from a shoulder injury.Key: Can the Sharks find a way past the seemingly impenetrable Storm defence? The minor premiers hadnt given up more than 20 points until August when they hit a late-season dip. However theyve since returned back to their gritty defensive ways and present a difficult proposition for the Sharks. Can the likes of James Maloney, Ben Barba and Valentine Holmes find a way through?Tip: Sharks by two points ' ' ' 
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Oregon State hasnt reached a bowl game in either?of the past two seasons. Alex Rodriguez Jersey . At 2-3 going into Saturdays game against No. 21 Utah, the Beavers chances remain slim.According to ESPNs Football Power Index, the Beavers have a miniscule 1 percent chance to reach six wins and qualify for a bowl.?Oregon State follows?its game against the Utes?with a date at No. 5 Washington, where FPI gives the Beavers just a 2 percent chance at winning. Their best chances to win are Nov. 19 against Arizona and in the Civil War against rival Oregon.-- John Silver Mickey Mantle Jersey . -- Ryan Getzlaf grabbed the three pucks wrapped in tape and held them up to his chest in the Anaheim Ducks dressing room for a celebration nine seasons in the making. Aaron Hicks Jersey . Spiller left Week 3s 27-20 loss to the New York Jets with a thigh injury, but fully practiced with the team all week and expects to be ready to go on Sunday. http://www.yankeesrookiestore.com/Yankees-Bernie-Williams-Kids-Jersey/ . -- Hunter Smith scored the winner with just 12 seconds remaining in the third period as the Oshawa Generals edged the host Sarnia Sting 5-4 on Friday in Ontario Hockey League action. COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Matt Duchene came back just in time for the Colorado Avalanche.Sidelined since Nov. 11 with a concussion, Duchene scored his first goal of the season 1:49 into overtime in his first game back, helping Colorado beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-2 on Monday night.The victory improved Colorados record to 9-9-0, while Columbus, which had won four straight, fell to 10-5-2.Thats what elite players do, Avalanche coach Jared Bednar said. They make plays and seize the moment when the time is right. Thats what (Duchene) did for us tonight.Colorado, playing the final game of a three-game trip, led 2-1 before Columbus Cam Atkinson tied it with 6.5 seconds left in regulation, assisted by Sam Gagne and Zach Werenski.It was Atkinsons second goal of the night and seventh of the season. His first came at 9:00 of the first period.I thought (Cam) gave us some good minutes, and scored some big goals, Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella said. Im always looking down the bench in all situations for him. I think he can play in them all. Hes going to get those opportunities, because he usually comes through.Tyson Barrie got Colorado on the board at 3:05 of the second period with his first goal of the season. The Avalanche then went up 2-1 with Erik Johnsons sniped shot from the left side at 9:00 of the second period.Johnson also assisted on Duchenes winner, which resulted from a 2-on-1 rush.In 3-on-3 there are lots of chances for odd-man (rushes), Johnson said. I tried to putt it on (Duchenes) blade. Luis Severino Jersey. When you have good players like that, and they are open, you just have to put it near their stick and they will find a way to put it in.Semyon Varlamov stopped 40 of 42 shots, while Curtis McElhinney, starting in relief of Sergei Bobrovsky, stopped 24 attempts.Although the loss snapped the Blue Jackets seven-game home winning streak, Tortorella said he was encouraged how his team kept fighting.Im pleased the way we kept coming and grabbed a point, he said. It was a game that you need to try to find a way to win if you want to get somewhere in April. Thats a huge point for us. Wish we got the second, (but) I dont have a lot of complaints.Game notes The game proved a homecoming for former Blue Jacket Fedor Tyutin, who played 553 games for Columbus over eight seasons before signing with Colorado last summer. He was honored before the game with a video tribute. ... Columbus defenseman Seth Jones returned after missing six games to a foot injury. ... Bobrovsky got the night off for Columbus after starting 13 of teams first 16 games. ... Bednar, hired this year as the seventh coach in Colorado history, last year guided the Blue Jackets AHL affiliate, the Lake Erie Monsters, to the 2016 Calder Cup.UP NEXTAvalanche: Return home to host Edmonton on Wednesday night.Blue Jackets: Host Calgary on Wednesday night. ' ' ' 
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?Vijender Singhs title defence of his WBO Asia Pacific super-middleweight belt ended the same way he won it. Authentic NFL Jerseys . On Saturday night, he was hoisted on the shoulders of his trainer Lee Beard, an Indian flag draped around his shoulders and the gaudy belt around his waist. The song Singh is King was barely audible once again over the screams of an adoring crowd at New Delhis Thyagaraj Stadium.But that was the extent of the similarity. If the title had been won over ten rounds against Kerry Hope in July, it was retained a lot faster. The end came early, just under two minutes into the third round of what was scheduled to be a ten-round contest against Tanzanias Francis Cheka.An overhead right hook followed by a left uppercut had Cheka wobbling. Another right over the Tanzanians hopeful left jab had him stumbling into a desperate clinch. His gumshield hung loosely - a few teeth too it appeared from afar. Vijender would say his opponent tried to bite him and the referee separated the two fighters. Cheka didnt heed the call to box again though. His record fell to 32-10-2, a small price to pay for the blessed safety of his corner.Pro boxing is a brutal sport; this fight did little to change that perception. While the fight seemingly ended early, Vijender delivered the coup-de-grace a lot later than he could have. Even as he progressed to 8-0 (7K.Os), he seemingly wanted to prove a point through his opponent.Cheka is considered a gatekeeper of the super-middleweight division. He is an experienced fighter, someone to prove your worth against. He had gone the distance against Matthew Macklin and Paul Smith, who would go on to be World title contenders. He had been stopped by Fedor Chudinov and Robert Stieglitz, who would go on to hold world titles themselves. But none of those fighters had fought the African as early in their career as Vijender had. And none had stopped him as early into a contest as the Indian did.Vijender would chide the media for hyping his opponent. You led yourself to believe him (Cheka). That he would teach me a lesson, he said only half seriously after the bout. But if the press played along in the buildup to the bout, it was Cheka who danced to an unwelcome tune in the fight itself.In hindsight, perhaps he should have chosen a more appropriate song. Cheka had bounded in even as Wiz Khalifa spat out knock knock, you gonna get shell shocked over the speakers.Vijender politely did the knocking in the first round. Aware of the power in Vijenders right hand, Cheka came in with his guard up. Rookie mistake, Vijender may have thought as he unwound a right to the body, under the left side. Punishment received, lesson learned - Cheka dropped his arm. And of course Vijender responded with a head-snapping right. Like a batsman practicing his stroke post dismissal, Cheka belatedly got the arm up.The procedure repeated itself as the bell rang for round two. Left hook swished over low right arm to be stopped by Chekas cheek. The African tried to hold, grabbing at Vijenders left arm. The Indian had learned a few dirty tricks of his own however. He stuck out his elbow, which happened to be at the level at the Tanzanians neck.When the referee restarted the action, Cheka to his credit tried to advance again. A feint from Vijender drew a left jab, aimed low - somewhere at the chest. Vijender had already shifted his weight back, waited for Chekas blow to move air several inches away and then unloaded with his own right. Instead of following up though, he held his arms behind his back and smiled.The fight would mercifully end soon after.Bigger tests will surely come Vijenders way. His promoter Francis Warren expects him to fight for Commonwealth title, his manager Neerav Tomar is setting his sights on an Oriental belt. For now though these seem very plausible targets. On Saturday, Vijender well and truely made his point. Stitched NFL Jerseys .Y. -- Marcell Dareus and the Buffalo Bills defence made life miserable for Super Bowl MVP Joe Flacco. Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic . -- Al Jefferson found a groove just in time for the Charlotte Bobcats. http://www.cheapnfljerseyschinateam.com/ . Zvonareva, who won the tournament in 2009 and 10, couldnt handle her opponents big groundstrokes in only her third event back after 17 months out with a shoulder injury. Zvonareva made her comeback in January in Shenzhen and played in the Australian Open but lost her first matches at both tournaments. LOS ANGELES -- Mississippi State barely broke a sweat getting to 11-0 on Friday night.Lost a little blood, though.Blair Schaefer scored a career-high 18 points before leaving to get stitches on her face, and No. 5 Mississippi State beat SMU 91-42 on Friday night at the Woman of Troy Classic.The Bulldogs advanced to Sundays tournament championship game against Southern California.Schaefer made 6 of 11 shots, including four 3-pointers, and MSU remained the only undefeated team in the SEC.It was cool that my teammates were getting me open looks, said Schaefer, who is the daughter of head coach Vic Schaefer. They kept me telling me to shoot, and when a few went in, all of our confidence increased.Schaefer exited after getting a cut over her the left eye with 4:31 remaining in the third quarter and did not return. She got four stitches and is expected to play Sunday.I got elbowed in the eye on defense while posting up, and I didnt know if it was bleeding, but I couldnt see out of my eye and came out of the game, she said.Victoria Vivians and Roshunda Johnson scored 13 points each, Morgan Williams added 11 and Chinwe Okorie 10 for the Bulldogs.Kiar Perry led SMU (6-4) with 17 points.Mississippi State shot 51.5 percent and held the Mustangs to 29.8 percent sshooting. Wholesale Nike NFL Jerseys. . It marked the ninth time the Bulldogs have shot over 45 percent in a game.Mississippi State led 19-8 after one quarter and 44-18 at the break.I am pleased with the way we came out tonight, Vic Schaefer said. I was concerned that we might be lethargic, but you could see right from the beginning we werent. Weve been on the road forever, and so Im really proud how these kids come out and are focused.BIG PICTUREMississippi State: The Bulldogs No. 5 ranking is the highest in the schools history and theyve been doing it on the road. Theyve played 10 games away from home, most in the country.SMU: After an 11-day layoff, the Mustangs were beginning a string of four games in six days. SMUs last action was a win over No. 25 Texas A&M, its first victory over a ranked opponent since March 2008.UP NEXTSMU: Plays Grambling State, which lost to Southern California on Friday, in the consolation game of the tournament on Sunday. The Mustangs then return home for two games on Monday and Wednesday.Mississippi State: Takes on Southern California on Sunday in the championship game and to complete an eight-game road trip. ' ' ' 
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Steve Hansen claims his world-beating New Zealand side are underdogs going into Saturdays rematch with Ireland. Vans Scarpe Vendita Online . The Irish pulled off a 40-29 victory over New Zealand in Chicago earlier this month, but that was their first success in 29 Tests against the World Cup holders.The All Blacks were on a record 18-Test winning run before their shock defeat at Soldier Field and have since recovered their poise enough to thump Italy 68-10 in Rome. Sky Bet make Ireland 11/2 outsiders to repeat their recent success this weekend, live on Sky Sports, but Kiwis coach Hansen said: We know the challenge we face from Ireland will again be massive and we are going into the game as the underdogs.Theyll be full of confidence and committed to delivering on their home patch, so we will have to take a massive step up, to get the performance we are looking for.It is a challenge that this team needs right now and how we respond will tell us a lot about ourselves. As I said, we are very much looking forward to Saturday. Six months half price Upgrade to Sky Sports to watch Man Utd-Arsenal on Saturday and get the first six months half price While there was obvious disappointment at the loss in Chicago, disappointment doesnt win Test matches - its about having great preparation and attitude, and delivering on the day.Irelands Devin Toner has suggested New Zealands mystique was damaged by the Chicago game, but the visitors will have key locks Sam Whitelock and Brodie Retallick back in their pack - and in the lineout.Upgrade to Sky Sports now to watch Man Utd v Arsenal this Saturday and get the first six months half price! Also See: New Zealand lacked respect All Blacks locks return Toner: All Blacks are rattled Irish launch World Cup bid Scarpe Vans Scontate Online . Ashley Youngs cross was inadvertently headed by Chester into his own net in the 66th minute, allowing United to claim a third straight league win. "We had to dig deep with our fighting spirit and weve done that," United striker Wayne Rooney said. Vans Outlet Italia . The showiest items on Calgarys lot were forwards Mike Cammalleri and Lee Stempniak. Both will be unrestricted free agents this summer. http://www.vansitalia.it/ . In taking its goal tally to 99 in all competitions already this season, City delivered another demonstration of its lethal firepower at Etihad Stadium to set up a fourth-round match at home to another second-tier team -- Watford. ' ' ' 
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Lets start the 2016-17 season off with a bang!Tiger Woods did the Hokey Pokey with the Safeway Open. Stan Smith Clearance . We know what effect it caused in the media, but what about the guys inside the ropes?This weeks caddie drops opinions on Tigers withdrawal, the Safeway Open course and the fans.Remember how this works: We get the truth and inside access, the caddies get anonymity. Enjoy!Collins: How different is the vibe since Tiger isnt playing? Caddie: Well, they moved the tee box up on (the 10th hole) I had heard to alleviate some congestion from the fans. Thats not going to be an issue anymore. I think amongst the players, I havent heard a whole lot of chatter about him not being here. I think its definitely made an impact with the fans and the people in the area. A lot of people I talked to were excited to see him play and dont get the opportunity to now.A couple [of] people were like, I dont even care if he showed up and didnt play well. I just wanted to see him play. So its interesting, the dynamic [and] the difference between what Tiger is thinking about relative to his game and what the fans want.Obviously everyone wants to see him play well. But I think the fans just wanted to see him play. Thats been the biggest difference. The fans are disappointed he isnt here. For the players, its business as usual.Collins: Whats your opinion on how Tiger withdrew? Caddie: It was very interesting that he used the word vulnerable to describe his golf game. Ive never heard a golfer use that language. It would be something that, maybe, a golfer would say to his wife if he was in a moment of despair. Its a very telling word that he used and he definitely did it on purpose. I mean, all his words are very calculated.So I dont know if hes kind of letting everybody know, Hey, Im being truthful. This is where Im at. Dont have too many expectations for me right now. Im not ready yet. I think its tough for Tiger post-scandal. ... He sees all the eyeballs now. He used to have that tunnel vision. He used to own the entire golf course and everybody that he played with. He was the man.Without knowing him well and without trying to speak for him too much, he might [still] have some embarrassment from that. Its hard to play golf. You need to have an ego out on the PGA Tour. All of the players do. When that gets compromised, for whatever reason, then it becomes more difficult to perform at a high level.A major-winning player that I spoke with about it thought that Tiger might not be interested in playing golf on the PGA Tour if he knows that he cant compete at the highest level that hes used to. ... I still think he can win! Im a little less confident that he can win a major now, but I still think he can win. ...If I had any advice for him, youd look at some of these players in other sports that have made comebacks in their careers. I would say, Hey man. Youre not going to be the same guy you used to be, but you can definitely reinvent yourself. Youre still a champion. You might just have to figure out a different way to do it.Collins: Is there anything the caddie can do to help his player when they have a case of the, I wont say the word, but it rhymes with hips? Caddie: [Big sigh.] Thats an interesting thing. One of the things youre always trying to do is instill as much confidence as possible in your player. Another thing that you can do is take your players mind off the task at hand, so to speak. Be somewhat of a distraction.Those are two things some of the top caddies on tour do very well. And they dont always do both. You do one or the other. It depends on your player. An example of being a distraction would be, maybe if youre walking up to a shot that you know your player has been struggling with, that might be a time when you get in your players ear and change the subject. You gotta know your player, obviously. ...I think the other [example] would be just to instill as much confidence as possible in practice situations and as the round is unfolding, too, because the player has to do a good job of almost tricking himself in those situations. As much as you [the caddie] can do that without him knowing youre doing it, [that] could be helpful.Collins: How helpless of a feeling is it (caddie starts laughing before I even finish the question) when you know there is nothing you can say or do to prevent disaster for your player? Caddie: Yeah, that is a helpless feeling. Sometimes you get in situations as a caddie where youre off to the side of the green or off to the side of the shot, youve done everything you can do, and you know that your player is about to mess the shot up, because youve seen enough shots and youve seen your player enough out on the golf course that you know, oh no.It happens a lot with short putts. Putting is one where youre not in there talking to your player as much. Like a lot of times on approach shots or drives, you can kind of get that last word in there. Its not really as easy to do when it comes to putting. ... Yeah, it is a helpless feeling because you want to help him out, but you know hes got to figure it out on his own.Sometimes when you jump in there and it still goes wrong, its worse than sitting off to the side and having it go wrong! Versus, you sit off to the side and it goes right. Its kind of a catch-22 there. It is the most helpless feeling when you know your player just doesnt have it in that particular moment.Collins: Lets talk about the golf course. Theres weather, of course, in the forecast. Will that make this particular course easier or harder? Caddie: My first instinct is that its going to get harder. The [golf] ball doesnt go as far up here in this cool air. The rough is just long enough where you can get a club on [the ball], but you cant quite control it. The greens were firm, so theyll get a little bit softer but -- if its going to be gray, windy, rainy and overcast, I just dont think that can be easier in any circumstance. Stan Smith Wholesale China .J. -- Marshawn Lynch said Thursday it will be good to get back to football after the Seattle quiet talking running back wrapped up his final mandatory media session of Super Bowl week. Cheap Stan Smith Online . -- Timbers coach Caleb Porter didnt stray from his business-like approach to the season even after Portland downed the two-time defending league champion Los Angeles Galaxy to gain crucial playoff position. http://www.wholesalestansmith.com/ . Carey Price didnt, but he still came out on top against one of his rivals for the No. 1 job at the Sochi Games. The Anahim Lake, B.C., native was stellar in making 39 saves in his home province and Lars Eller got credit for a bizarre short-handed winner as the Canadiens defeated the Canucks 4-1. ISTANBUL -- Turkey declared a national day of mourning and paid tribute to the dead Sunday after two bombings in Istanbul killed 38 people and wounded 155 others near a soccer stadium. The carnage was claimed by a Turkey-based Kurdish militant group.The Kurdistan Freedom Falcons, or TAK, said two of its members had sacrificed their lives in the Saturday night attack that targeted security forces outside the Besiktas stadium shortly after the conclusion of a match.Two of our comrades were heroically martyred in the attack, according to a statement posted on TAKs website.It described the blasts as reprisal for state violence in the southeast and the ongoing imprisonment of Abdullah Ocalan, the leader of the Kurdistan Workers Party, or PKK. TAK is considered by authorities as a PKK offshoot.The twin car-and-suicide bombings near the stadium enraged top officials, including President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who vowed to hunt down the perpetrators. The attack was the latest large-scale assault to traumatize a nation confronting an array of security threats.Turkey is a NATO member and a partner in the U.S.-led war against the Islamic State group.The attack targeted police officers, killing 30 of them along with seven civilians and an unidentified person, Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu told reporters. He said 13 people had been arrested in connection with the terrorist act.In an address at a funeral for the slain police officers before TAKs statement was released, a furious Soylu condemned Kurdish rebels and their allies in the West, referring to the PKK as animals.Have you accomplished anything beyond being the servants, pawns and hit men of certain dark forces, of your dark Western partners? he asked.Turkish officials didnt make any further comments after the TAK claim of responsibility was posted.The battle between the PKK and the Turkish state has resulted in the deaths of tens of thousands of citizens. Turkish officials frequently accuse the West of supporting the Kurdish insurgency and of interfering in Ankaras fight against the militants.Erdogan vowed his country would fight the curse of terrorism till the end after paying a visit to some of the wounded at Haseki Hospital in Istanbul.Hundreds of flag-carrying demonstrators marched along Istanbuls coastline toward the stadium at the heart of the blast area. Flags flew at half-staff across the country and at Turkeys foreign missions. Passers-by placed flowers on barriers surrounding the soccer stadium.The first and larger explosion took place about 10:30 p.m. Saturday after Besiktas beat Bursaspor 2-1 in the Turkish Super League. Erdogan said the attacks timing aimed to maximize the loss of life, but most fans had left before the detonation.Soylu said the first blast was caused by a passing vehicle thaat detonated in an area where police special forces were located at the stadium exit. Discount Stan Smith. A riot police bus appears to have been the target. Moments later, a person who had been stopped in nearby Macka Park committed suicide by triggering explosives, according to the minister.He said 136 people remained hospitalized Sunday after the attack, including 14 in intensive care.TAK claimed the Turkish people werent their target but warned no one should expect a comfortable life as long as the ruling party continues to torture the mothers of Kurdistan every day.Armed conflict between the Turkish state and Kurdish militants resumed in July 2015 after peace talks unraveled. While much of the violence has concentrated in the impoverished and pre-dominantly Kurdish southeast, it has also spread to other cities, including the capital, Ankara, where TAK has claimed February and March suicide bombings.Experts have determined that up to 400 kilograms (880 pounds) of explosives were used in the car bomb, Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus told CNN Turk.To the mournful sound of trumpets, funeral services were held at Istanbuls police headquarters for some of the slain officers. Their comrades solemnly carried the coffins, which were draped in the Turkish flag, as a sea of mourners wept around them.Erdogan presided over a security meeting after the funeral ceremony and hospital visit.Soccer fans proved their resilience by showing up to watch a game pitting Istanbuls Galatasaray and Gaziantepspor at a different stadium.What happened last night was extremely saddening but they need to know that Turkish people will not yield to such things, Galatasaray supporter Erkan Duman told The Associated Press. Its not like we will give up things, especially things we love, just because they want us to.Turkey has witnessed a spate of IS and Kurdish-linked attacks this year. Saturdays bombings were one of the bloodiest to hit Istanbul, a city at the crossroads of Europe and Asia, until recently a popular tourist destination.That changed after a series of IS-linked suicide bombings targeting tourists, including a sophisticated attack on the citys Ataturk Airport in June that killed 44 people and wounded scores of others. PKK-linked militants have claimed other deadly attacks in Ankara, Istanbul and areas in southeast Turkey.A state of emergency is in force following a failed July 15 coup attempt and the resulting government crackdown on alleged coup sympathizers has landed thousands in jail and forced tens of thousands of people from their jobs. Critics call the move a witch hunt.---Cinar Kiper, Ayse Wieting and Bulut Emiroglu contributed to this report. ' ' ' 
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YOKOHAMA, Japan -- Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat trick on Sunday as European champion Real Madrid claimed its second Club World Cup title by beating Japanese side Kashima Antlers 4-2 after extra time. Discount NBA Jerseys .This has been an unbelievable year for me and for the team, Ronaldo said. A few days ago, I won the Ballon dOr so it has been a perfect year for me.Ronaldo also led Portugal to the European Championship final in July, which it won against France.With the score at 2-2 in Japan after normal time, Ronaldo received a pass from Karim Benzema in the 98th minute and calmly fired under Kashima goalkeeper Hitoshi Sogahata to make it 3-2.The Portuguese star then sealed the win six minutes later with a left-footed shot to the roof of the net.We knew this was going to be a difficult match, Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said. The opponent was very aggressive and was attacking. But we always believe in our ability to attack the opponent. We have so many talented players, so we can achieve great things.Benzema scored Madrids first goal in the ninth minute of the final, pouncing on a rebound off Luka Modrics volley that was palmed away by Sogahata.Gaku Shibasaki equalized in the final minute of the first half and put his team ahead seven minutes after the break when he evaded three defenders on the edge of the box and fired a left-footed strike past an outstretched Keylor Navas.Kashima defender Shuto Yamamoto took Lucas Vazquez down in the box on the hour mark and Ronaldo levelled the score at 2-2 with the resulting penalty kick.Ronaldo, who was named man of the match, won the Club World Cup for the third time adding to titles in 2014 with Madrid and in 2008 with Manchester United.Madrid captain Sergio Ramos returned to the starting lineup for Sundays final.The Spain international wasnt fully fit for Thursdays 2-0 semifinal win over Club America of Mexico and was almost sent off in the 90th minute when he took down Mu Kanazaki.Madrid is unbeaten in any competition since April 6, a run that has lasted 37 games.Madrid has the chance to become the first team to win the Champions League, Spanish league, Spains Copa del Rey, and the Club World Cup in the same season.Kashima was the first Asian side to progress to the final. The J-League champions beat Auckland City, Mamelodi Sundowns, and Atletico Nacional to reach the final.Atletico Nacional sealed third place earlier Sunday, beating Mexican side Club America 4-3 on penalties after a 2-2 draw.Substitute Miguel Borja converted the winning spot kick for the Copa Libertadores champion, after Osvaldo Martinez and Miguel Samudio had earlier missed for America.Nacional took an early lead after an own-goal in the sixth minute by America defender Samudio.Alejandro Guerra made it 2-0 in the 26th, steering home a cutback by Orlando Berrio, who was man of the match.Michael Arroyo started the comeback for America in the 38th, slamming home from close range after Samudios ball into the box.Substitute Oribe Peralta then made it 2-2 from the penalty spot in the 66th after Samudio had been fouled by Farid Diaz. Wholesale NBA Jerseys Free Shipping .Y. - New York City has been selected to host the NBA All-Star weekend in 2015, with the game played at Madison Square Garden and the slam dunk contest and other skills events held at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. NBA Jerseys China . -- The St. Johns IceCaps weathered a wild first period with the help of goaltender Jussi Olkinuora, before finding offensive inroads in the second. http://www.cheapnbajerseysusa.com/ . PETERSBURG, Fla.ISTANBUL, Turkey -- France won the Under-20 World Cup for the first time after drawing with Uruguay 0-0 after extra time and winning the penalty shootout 4-1 on Saturday. France goalkeeper Alphonse Areola saved Uruguays first two penalties -- from Emiliano Velazquez and Giorgian De Arrascaeta -- before Dimitri Foulquier converted the fourth for France, giving the Europeans an insurmountable lead. The French celebrated for minutes on the field with rhythmic dance moves, singing and waving to fans, before captain Paul Pogba lifted the trophy. "Incredible, this is the World Cup, the World Cup, the World Cup! It is something extraordinary," said Pogba, who was voted best player of the tournament by FIFA. "It will need some time to realize what weve done tonight." In the 36-year history of the event, France is the sixth European champion, but only the second in the past 20 years following Spains victory in 1999. "This is a formidable day," France coach Pierre Mankowski said. "I have to take my hat off to my players. France is a collective. Paul (Pogba) is important but it is the group of 21 that won us this title. Solidarity is the biggest quality of this team." Areola starred in goal with a couple of excellent saves in regulation before mastering two penalty kicks. "This is a great feeling, a relief as well," Areola said. "Saving the first two penalties was massive. It gave us a psychological advance as it took the pressure off from our players." Uruguay suffered its second defeat in a final after losing to Argentina in 1997. "Its very tough to talk now," Uruguay coach Juan Verzeri said. "We knew France is one of the best teams in Europe, they have a lot of international experience. Cheap NBA Jerseys From China. We played very well during the first 90 minutes. We couldnt score but we had 20 shots on goal." France had a modest start to the tournament with a draw against the United States and a defeat to Spain, but the team improved in the knockout stage. France found fluency in its attacking game and eased past host Turkey (4-1) and Uzbekistan (4-0), before edging Ghana 2-1 in the semifinals. "I didnt hesitate about the players at all," Mankowski said about the slow start. "The first round of matches is always difficult ... it was a killer group." France conceded just two goals in the knockout stage, and kept a clean sheet in the final despite missing suspended defender Samuel Umtiti, who was sent off for a second booking against Ghana. Uruguay was not regarded as one of the tournament favourites despite defeating 2011 champion Brazil in qualifying. It beat Spain in extra time in the quarterfinals and was held to 1-1 by unheralded Iraq in the semis before advancing on penalties. Six players of Verzeris squad missed out on a world title for the second time after also losing the Under-17 World Cup final to host Mexico in 2011. In Saturdays final, France dominated ball possession, but Uruguay created more danger, mainly through winger Nicolas Lopez, who had six shots on goal. After the match, Uruguays Guillermo De Amores was named best keeper of the tournament by FIFA, while Ghanas Ebenezer Assifuah won the Golden Boot for being the top goal-scorer with six. Ghana beat Iraq 3-0 earlier Saturday to finish third. ' ' ' 
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DENVER -- Washington ace Max Scherzer never did find his groove Monday night. Amed Rosario Jersey .Not a problem, though -- the bullpen took care of this one.Five relievers combined for five scoreless innings and Bryce Harper doubled in the go-ahead run in the seventh as the Nationals beat the skidding Colorado Rockies 5-4.Sammy Solis (2-3) got the win and Colorado-native Mark Melancon needed only four pitches in the ninth to earn his 34th save in 37 chances. The NL East leaders have won three straight and four of five.Our bullpen came in and bailed each other out, manager Dusty Baker said. Its hard to shut these guys out for the last four or five innings of a ballgame.Jayson Werth and Wilson Ramos homered for Washington.Werth hit a two-run homer estimated at 444 feet in the third inning off Rockies starter Jorge De La Rosa and reached safely three times to extend his on-base streak to a career-best 43 games.The stretch is the longest in the majors this season and it ties Werth with Ryan Zimmerman for the Nationals record.Its a product of my approach, Werth said. My focus has always been to get on base. If you get on base, good things can happen.DJ LeMahieu had the fourth four-hit game of his career and Charlie Blackmon hit his sixth home run in four games for Colorado. Blackmon was selected the NL player of the week after leading the majors with seven home runs last week.Still, the Rockies have lost eight of nine.We are dealing with multiple challenges at the same time right now, but the bottom line is you have to win games, Colorado manager Walt Weiss said. We are fighting, but we are coming up short.Jordan Lyles (3-4) took the loss.Scherzer allowed seven hits and four runs in four innings.Colorado scored three in a 35-pitch first inning. David Dahl hit a two-run double with the bases loaded and Daniel Descalso added a sacrifice fly.Blackmon made it 4-2 with his homer in the fourth.The Nationals bullpen pen shut down the Rockies from there as Matt Belisle and Solis combined for 2 1/3 innings. Blake Treinen needed just one pitch to induce Nolan Arenado into an inning-ending double play in the seventh, and Shawn Kelley struck out two in a hitless eighth.I just didnt pitch efficiently, Scherzer said. I just didnt do a lot of things right tonight. I just couldnt get in a groove.Im just glad I got picked up by the bullpen and the offense.Daniel Murphy hit an RBI single in the fifth, Ramos connected for a tying home run in the sixth and Harper hit his second double of the night in the seventh to give Washington a 5-4 lead.Harper played for the second straight day after missing five games with a neck injury.WITH HONORSBlackmon also led the majors with a .563 batting average and 42 total bases last week. In seven games, he topped the NL with nine RBI and a .600 on-base percentage.Chuck is having a great year, Weiss said. He is one of those guys who just continues to get better and I think that is directly related to his work ethic.TRAINERS ROOMNationals: Zimmerman (wrist) and C Jose Lobaton (elbow) began rehab assignments with Triple-A Syracuse. ... INF Stephen Drew (vertigo-like symptoms) has increased his participation in baseball activities. ... RHP Joe Ross (shoulder) will throw a bullpen at some point during the three-game series.Rockies: RHP Tyler Chatwood (back spasms) could skip his next start or be placed on the 15-day disabled list, Weiss said. ... 1B Mark Reynolds (hand) had surgery to remove a fractured hook of the hamate bone in his left hand.UP NEXTNationals: LHP Gio Gonzalez (8-9, 4.24 ERA) is 2-0 with a 3.75 ERA in two August starts. He has struck out 12 and walked two in 12 innings.Rockies: RHP Chad Bettis (10-6, 5.27) hasnt lost a start since July 2. In his last one, he gave up five runs over five innings in 100-plus-degree heat in Texas. Steven Matz Jersey .C. at the helm of the top team in the Eastern Conference. His tenure as the GM in Vancouver was all too brief. Though he led the Canucks to what was then a franchise record-shattering campaign in just his second season, Nonis was gone and replaced one year later. Noah Syndergaard Jersey . The Barrie Colts defenceman, who impressed many with his play for Canada at the World Junior Hockey Championship, is the top-ranked skater in the February rankings. He has 19 goals and 24 assists for 43 points in 45 games with the Colts this season. http://www.metsrookiestore.com/Mets-Devin-Mesoraco-Kids-Jersey/ . Supported by three-run homers from Jayson Werth and Wilson Ramos, the young right-hander went seven strong innings in the Washington Nationals 8-4 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday night. RIO DE JANEIRO -- Forget about Ryan Lochtes blueish-gray hair. Katie Ledeckys secrets to success. Or Missy Franklins admission that she was emotionally overwhelmed at Olympic trials last month. The biggest news to come out of USA Swimmings pre-competition news conference Wednesday afternoon was a single word uttered by Michael Phelps.Potential.As in potential last Olympics.Throughout Phelps comeback for Rio -- he retired after the 2012 London Games and returned to competition in early 2014 -- he has insisted emphatically that the 2016 Games would be the last competition of his career. He has talked about focusing on raising his three-month-old son, Boomer, and helping his longtime coach, Bob Bowman, at Arizona State University.But in a room packed with more than 250 reporters from all over the globe Wednesday, Phelps left open the possibility of competing after Rio. And he did so without anyone even asking the question. He instead paused midway through an answer about what it will be like to compete in Rio with Boomer in the stands and said, Ill say this just in case of a comeback ... my potential last Olympics, Phelps said. Just so you guys dont beat me to death if I comeback. No, Im not. But Ill just say that.It was the first time that Phelps, 31, has even hinted Rio might not be the end.Lochte, who turned 32 on Wednesday, said later that he understood where Phelps was coming from. Lochte, who is rooming with Phelps in the Olympic Village, said he felt like Phelps would be back after London and he has that same hunch now.When you have that passion and that thrill of competition and then it goes away, you miss it, Lochte said. I think hes gonna come back.Phelps is scheduled to swim three events in Rio -- the 100- and 200-meter butterfly and the 200-meter individual medley -- but could swim as many as six if coaches elect to put him on the 4x100- and 4x200-meter freestyle relay and the 4x100-meter medley relay. Hes currently ranked No. 2 in the world in the 100 fly and 200 IM and sixth in the 200 fly. Should Phelps win gold in any of those events he would become the oldest gold medalist in Olympic swimming history. Lochte could allso make the same history in the 200 IM and a potential relay. Tug McGraw Jersey. In Rio, Phelps is not only captain for the United States team but also the flag-bearer for the entire American delegation. Its a complete change from a year earlier, when Phelps was not allowed to compete at world championships as part of his suspension from USA Swimming for his September 2014 DUI arrest.Phelps competed at the U.S. Nationals in San Antonio instead last summer, where his times were faster than the world championship gold medalists in the 100 and 200 fly and the 200 IM. After that meet, Bowman suggested that maybe Rio shouldnt be the end. If hes swimming like he is now, why the hell should he quit? Bowman said at the time. Hes not like Tiger [Woods], a shell of himself. Hes his real self.Bowman said he suggested as much to Phelps during lunch one day in San Antonio and the swimmer told him no way.The coach concluded that interview last summer by saying Rio was setting up for the perfect ending to the greatest Olympic career of all time. Id like him to go there, kick the s--- out of everybody and leave at the top of his game, Bowman said then. Go be [Michael] Jordan against the Jazz. Dont go play for the Wizards.For the better part of two years, that seemed like the plan. But now its anyones guess.Phelps is as media savvy as athletes come. He wouldnt suggest even the slightest possibility of competing in Tokyo in 2020 without something behind it -- especially after spending the past two years closing and locking that door at every potential opportunity. And as unrealistic as it seems, there are those who dont even think Tokyo would be the end. Former Olympian Tyler Clary said at the U.S. Olympic Media Summit in March that if Los Angeles ends up winning the right to host the 2024 games, he predicted both Phelps and Lochte would try to make the team at 39 and 40 years old, respectively.Im not joking, Clary said. Even if its just a 50 -- I could totally see those guys doing whatever they could to compete in those Games. ' ' ' 
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