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EUGENE, Ore. Deacon Jones Youth Jersey . -- The Oregon Ducks say they are aware of an off-field incident involving receiver Darren Carrington and are handling it internally.Offensive coordinator Matt Lubick told reporters following practice Wednesday that the Oct. 30 incident is being handled internally. He did not comment further.The Oregonian reported that Carrington has been accused of pushing a former student near campus following the Ducks game against Arizona State. The former student was injured.Eugene police spokeswoman Melinda McLaughlin could not confirm an investigation into the matter and would only say that the department has no arrests or citations involving Darren Carrington.Carrington, a junior, has caught 35 passes for 493 yards and three touchdowns this season. Clay Matthews Jersey . There are surprises among the Vezina candidates, but most of the others are standard top-tier performers, even if the two Hart Trophy runners-ups have never been quite as good as they have been through the first half of the season. Los Angeles Rams Jerseys . They were putting most of their energy into a record-setting offensive display. http://www.ramsrookiestore.com/Rams-Deacon-Jones-Jersey/ . But the quarterback hopes to stay involved in football after officially calling it quits Tuesday. "Id love to look at those opportunities as they arise," Pierce said in an interview from his Winnipeg eatery. LOS ANGELES -- The seventh inning took 72 minutes to complete, saw 21 batters come up, and twelve runs cross the plate. It gave the Los Angeles Dodgers offense the opportunity for its most memorable outburst yet.Yasmani Grandals RBI single capped the Dodgers five-run rally in their 9-7 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday night.Every win is a big one, but that arguably is the best win of the year, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. My memory might be short, but, yeah, we are resilient.Joc Pederson and Chase Utley each hit two-run home runs in the deciding rally as the Dodgers erased a 7-3 deficit and improved to 17-9 since June 26.It was exciting for sure. For them to score seven runs that inning, and for us to battle back its impressive, Utley said. It shows the guys arent giving up. We were getting great at-bats that whole inning and capitalized on some mistakes.Three batters after Corey Seager doubled against Zac Curtis (0-1), Grandal hit a 2-1 pitch from Randall Delgado into center field, scoring Seager from third with the tiebreaking run.For the offense to respond like that: to give up seven runs and come back and score score five runs, and never quit, Roberts said. Earlier in the year, that probably would never have happened.Los Angeles pulled one game behind the division-leading Giants, the closest the Dodgers have been to first place since May 15.They were hot for a second there, but its not how you start its how you finish, said Pederson. Its going to come right down to the end. Were just going to continue to play Dodger baseball and things will take care of themselves.Los Angeles sent 10 men to the plate in the bottom of the seventh, a half-inning after the Diamondbacks sent 11 men to the plate and scored seven runs.Its frustrating. I feel bad for the guys, said Diamondbacks Manager Chip Hale. They battled their hearts out.We did a great job of scoring runs. We continued to score runs.Paul Goldschmidt capped a three-hit night with a bases-loaded double off Pedro Baez (3-2) that finished off Diamondbacks rally consisting of six hits and a pair of walks against five Dodger pitchers.Arizona lost for the eighth time in their last 10 games.With the Dodgers trailing 7-3, Pederson, who also had a two-run double in the second, tied his career-high with four RBI with aa two-run homer off Daniel Hudson, pulling the Dodgers to 7-5. Eric Dickerson Jersey. After Scott Van Slyke walked, Utley hit the first pitch he saw from Curtis (0-1) over the right-center field wall to tie the score.Seager then scored the tiebreaking run later in the inning and added an RBI double in the bottom of the eighth for the final margin.Kenley Jansen retired the final four Arizona hitters for his 31st save.The Diamondbacks seventh-inning explosion squashed Kenta Maedas bid to become the first rookie to win 10 games this year.Maeda held the Diamondbacks to two runs and four hits, retiring 16 of 17 hitters as he shut out Arizona through six innings. He struck five and did not walk a batter.Over his last four starts, Maeda has struck out 26 and walked one over 23 innings.Rookie Andrew Toles notched his first career RBI for Los Angeles.TRAINERS ROOMDiamondbacks: Zack Greinke was on a 60-pitch limit Friday night in a rehab start in an Arizona rookie league game in Mesa, Arizona. If he pitches and recovers without incident, Greinke would be on an 80-pitch limit in his next start. The Diamondbacks would decide if that start would be at the major- or minor-league level, manager Chip Hale said Friday. ... Socrates Brito (fractured fight toe) made another rehab start Friday night at Single-A Visalia.Dodgers: Yasiel Puig (hamstring) was out of the Dodgers starting lineup for the seventh game in a row. The Dodgers are off again Monday, their third off day in eight days, which has allowed them to go with four starters and keep from deciding whether Puig should go on the disabled list. ... Adam Liberatore (sore right knee) was available after sitting out Tuesday and Wednesday night.NEXT UPDiamondbacks: Braden Shipley (0-1, 10.13 ERA) makes his second career start. Rated the Diamondbacks No. 1 prospect by MLB.com, Shipley gave up six runs and eight hits over 5 1/3 innings in his debut against Milwaukee on Monday night.Dodgers: LHP Scott Kazmir (9-3,4.35) looks for his eighth consecutive decision on Saturday against a team he has not faced since 2007 with Tampa Bay. Kazmir is the National Leagues only unbeaten starter since May 14, going 7-0 with a 3.73 ERA in 13 starts. ' ' ' 
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Scarlets back Liam Williams could cause a selection headache for Wales next season if he decides to join Saracens. Odell Beckham Jr Jersey . The 25-year-old has signed a two-year deal with the European champions after turning down an offer from the Welsh Rugby Union (WRU), according to Wales Online. Neither Saracens nor Williams have confirmed a deal.  Sky Sports Black Friday sale Upgrade to Sky Sports now and get 12 months half price! Wales skills coach Neil Jenkins admitted on Tuesday that Williams departure would be a blow if he does choose to move to the Aviva Premiership. Weve said we want to keep our best players in Wales and Liam is one of those, said Jenkins. Wed love to keep him in Wales but at the end of the day Liams decision is his own.But Im sure well fight in every way possible to keep our best players and Liam is one of them. Wales skills coach Neil Jenkins would like to see Liam Williams stay with Scarlets The WRUs senior selection policy limits the number of players based outside Wales to three, if they have turned down a contract offer from the WRU.The policy is aimed at ensuring players remain in Wales to play their domestic rugby.The three players selected for this months autumn Internationals are Northampton winger George North, Harlequins centre Jamie Roberts and Bath number eight Taulupe Faletau. The number of wildcard selections will increase to four next season but the issue could be further complicated if full-back Leigh Halfpenny opts against returning to Wales when his current contract with Toulon runs out at the end of this season.If Halfpenny decides to stay in France or sign for another club outside of Wales, he will factor into the mix for the wildcard selections next season.Jenkins said: We have said from day one that we want our best players playing in Wales. Leigh comes into that category, and so does Liam. Wales Leigh Halfpenny is on the most accomplished kickers in world rugby We would love Leigh back, and we would love to keep Liam, there is no doubting that.If Leigh stays (in Toulon), if Liam goes, it does become an issue, obviously, but at some point in time it is an opportunity for other players as well.The signing of Williams, one of Welsh rugbys brightest young stars, would be a significant coup for Saracens.They are set to lose 29-year-old former England winger Chris Ashton to Toulon at the end of the season and Williams is a ready-made replacement.Upgrade to Sky Sports now and get 12 months half price. Hurry, offer ends December 4! Also See: Leave Howley alone Howley wary of backlash Jones: Wales complacent again Barnes talking points David Njoku Youth Jersey . Aduriz headed home Markel Susaetas cross in the sixth minute to open the scoring at San Mames Stadium. He bettered that with a long-range blast that went in off the goal frame in the 18th, and converted a penalty in the 72nd after Diego Mainz was sent off for fouling Aduriz with only the goalkeeper to beat. Joe Thomas Youth Jersey . -- James Young couldnt wait to apply those tweaks to his jump shot, and the first one he made against UT Arlington told him it could be a good night. http://www.brownsrookiestore.com/Browns-Sheldrick-Redwine-Jersey/ . 10 VCU 85-67 on Thursday night at the Puerto Rico Tip-Off. The Seminoles (4-0) have scored at least 80 points in each of their games.(NLL Release) - The Buffalo Bandits acquired defenceman Rory Smith and a fourth-round selection in 2015 on Tuesday in exchange for forward Carter Bender and second round picks in 2013 and 2014. "Rory is a solid defensive defenseman who also brings a dominant physical presence," said Bandits general manager Steve Dietrich . "At 26 years old, he is a player that will be able to help strengthen our defense both now and in the future." Smith recorded 51 penalty minutes and 37 loose balls in 15 games with the Mammoth last year, also forcing 17 turnovers. In 85 career NLL games with Colorado, New York/Orlando and Minnesota, Smith has totaaled six points, 327 penalty minutes and 237 loose balls. Jarvis Landry Youth Jersey. The Mimico, Ontario native was selected as a starter for the West Division in the 2012 NLL All-Star Game in Buffalo. "We hate to lose a player like Rory," said Mammoth head coach Bob Hamley, "but we like what Carter can bring to our offence. Were committed to working hard to turn the draft picks into valuable players that will contribute." Bender, a 24-year-old left-handed scorer, was the 18th overall selection in the 2012 NLL Entry Draft. A University of Hartford alumnus, Bender had a goal and two assists in three games played as an NLL rookie. ' ' ' 
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. Bobby Ryan Senators Jersey . -- No. 15 Florida will be without starting defensive end Jordan Sherit for the Southeastern Conference championship game against top-ranked Alabama.Coach Jim McElwain made the announcement on a conference call Sunday, adding we took some significant hits again.Sherit injured his right knee in a loss at Florida State on Saturday. Nickel cornerback Duke Dawson (ankle) and left guard Martez Ivey (leg) also left the game.The Gators (8-3) already were playing without quarterback Luke Del Rio, center Cam Dillard, safety Marcus Maye, safety Nick Washington and linebackers Jarrad Davis and Alex Anzalone.McElwain says I know everybody will try to do everything they can to play in this game. It means so much. Were not going to obviously put anybody out there that cant go. But Sherit will be definitely out against the Tide (12-0).---More AP college football: www.collegefootball.ap.org and https://twitter.com/AP-Top25 Brady Tkachuk Jersey . Oyama had six birdies and two bogeys at Kintetsu Kashikojima in the event also sanctioned by the Japan LPGA Tour. "I have been having this neck ache thats been affecting my golf recently," Oyama said. Ottawa Senators Jerseys . -- Lou Brocks shoulder-to-shoulder collision with Bill Freehan during the 1968 World Series and Pete Roses bruising hit on Ray Fosse in the 1970 All-Star game could become relics of baseball history, like the dead-ball era. http://www.senatorssale.com/authentic-dylan-demelo-senators-jersey/ . PETERSBURG, Fla. 19 Wickets in the first over of an innings across all formats for Mitchell Starc, the most for any bowler since the start of 2015. Next on the list, with seven wickets each, are Lasith Malinga, Dawlat Zadran and David Willey.11 First-over dismissals in 27 ODIs during this period for Starc. In Tests, he has taken seven in 23 matches and one in three T20Is.13 Right-hand batsmen Starc has dismissed in the first over of an innings.8 Batsmen caught, sixx bowled, and five lbw. Thomas Chabot Jersey. .3 Consecutive Tests in which he has struck in the first over of an innings. He had removed Dilruwan Perera with the fourth ball in Sri Lankas second innings in the third Test in Colombo and Dimuth Karunaratne with the first ball in Sri Lankas first innings in the second Test in Galle. ' ' ' 
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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. Chris Carson Seahawks Jersey . -- With roster locks Julian Edelman and Danny Amendola on the mend and several other New England receivers unavailable, the absences have created opportunities for others.Edelman broke his left foot in Week 9 last season, missing the rest of the regular season before returning for two playoff games and undergoing a minor cleanup procedure in the offseason. He was activated from the physically unable to perform list Sunday but did not participate in the intrasquad scrimmage workout. Amendola underwent a procedure on his left knee in the offseason and had bone spurs removed from his ankle and remains on the PUP list.Im like day to day right now, so Im a day better than yesterday, Edelman said after the workout. Its good to get out here and run around with the pads and adjust to catching a ball with the shoulder pads and the helmet and the facemask. Going out there and trying to get tired, as tired as possible with the pads on, so you can get used to games and stuff.Chris Hogan suffered an early injury in camp and Nate Washington has been limited after missing several days early in camp with an illness. Keshawn Martin also has missed several days.The absences have opened chances for Aaron Dobson, DeAndre Carter and Chris Harper to step up. Malcolm Mitchell and Devin Lucien also are vying for the fifth receiver spot.Dobson is entering his fourth season but has been limited to just 24 games in his career because of injuries. Head coach Bill Belichick likes what he has seen so far.Aarons had a good spring and a good few days here at training camp, Belichick said. I think weve seen that from him before. Id say Aarons just, for whatever reason, hasnt been able to consistently be on the field and do it. When hes been out there hes looked good a lot, but he hasnt always been out there for one reason or another. So, hopefully -- I know hes training hard, looks like hes in good condition this year -- hopefully hell be able to stay on the field and continue to improve. I think thats really the key. Its not just being healthy, but being healthy to practice and improve. Aarons worked hard, hes made some good catches. So hopefully he keeps climbing in that direction.Harper appeared in five games for the Patriots last season.(He) had a lot of ground to make up and he has come a long way, Belichick said. He had a real good spring and hes built on that here in training camp. (He) shows good quickness, hes caught the ball well. Hes doing well but he has come a long way. He has probably made as much progress as any player has in the last calendar year, maybe a little more than that going back to last spring, but yeah, he has come a long way.It means a lot, definitely coming from a coach of his caliber, Harper said, of hearing Belichicks comments. Just hearing the kind words that he said, it makes me definitely want to work hard to continue to get those praises.Hes not the only receiver who has caught the coachs eye. For the 5-feet-8, 190-pound Carter, Belichick invoked the name of a Patriots great.He runs pretty well. Hes kind of got a Troy Brown-type of build, but I think hes got enough speed to be competitive on the perimeter, Belichick said.Carter appreciated the comparison.Its a great, great honor to be put in that category. Troys a great player. I had a chance to talk with him and work with him a little bit here in the spring at OTAs, Carter said. (He) was a great punt returner in this league and a great receiver in this league, made a lot of great, clutch plays for the Patriots in postseason and big games. Being able to talk with him and pick his brain about how he approached the game, and we have similar builds as well, was definitely a benefit to me and something I enjoyed in the spring. L.J. Collier Seahawks Jersey . Listen to the game live on TSN Radio 1050 at 7pm et. The Raptors traded Rudy Gay, Quincy Acy and Aaron Gray to the Sacramento Kings on Monday, in exchange for Greivis Vasquez, John Salmons, Patrick Patterson and Chuck Hayes. Shaun Alexander Jersey . I cant pinpoint a date, but I do remember a player from my youth. Brian Downing was with the Chicago White Sox at a time when I listened to every game I possibly could on the radio. That particular season the late great Harry Caray was calling the White Sox games. http://www.seahawksfansofficial.com/shaquem-griffin-jersey/ . It was Kerbers third final of the year after losing to Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia in Monterrey in April and to Petra Kvitova of Czech Republic in Tokyo two weeks ago. The 10th-ranked German improved her record in finals to 3-5. MINNEAPOLIS -- Mike Priefer stepped into the head coaching role Thursday morning when Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer, recovering from his third eye operation in a calendar month, learned he would need to watch the opening game of Week 13 from his home.Zimmer required surgery Wednesday night for a detached retina in his right eye. It was the third and, according to general manager Rick Spielman, most serious, operation for the Vikings coach in November.Spielman said Zimmers role going forward would be evaluated Friday.After this mornings appointment, coach Zimmer will not be coaching tonight. We felt this was the best interest of his health, Spielman said on a national conference call Thursday morning.While Zimmer will have no direct contact with the team during the game, Spielman said it wont be easy for him to not be at work. However, one of the risks of retina surgery can be blindness.He realized maybe for the first time this morning how serious this can be, Spielman said.Zimmer was at every practice this week and Spielman said the Vikings have full confidence in the coaching staff against the team with the NFLs best record -- and perhaps best runner.Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott is being hailed by many as the best running back to enter the league since Adrian Peterson.In a league where running backs have been devalued, Elliott has made Dallas decision to draft the Ohio State back fourth overall this year a wise move. Elliott leads the NFL with 1,199 yards and is second in rushing touchdowns with 11.Peterson debuted with 1,341 rushing yards and 12 touchdowns in 2007 after being the seventh pick in the draft out of Oklahoma.Peterson is on the sideline with a knee injury, but his Vikings will be the next to try and slow Elliott. Minnesota knows what its up against at home on Thursday when the Vikings (6-5) host Dallas (10-1).Well, hes one of the better backs Ive seen in quite a while, Zimmer said Tuesday. Hes really an all-purpose guy that catches the ball very well out of the backfield. Hes quick into the hole; looks like hes got great vision ... Hes special.Zimmer, the former Cowboys defensive coordinator, had plenty of accolades to shower on Dallas offense this week. He was complementary of rookie quarterback Dak Prescott, who is fourth in the league with a 108.6 quarterback rating.One reason the Cowboys have had success with two rookies playing vital roles is the offensive line.Theyre really, really good, Zimmer said. Theyre the best line Ive seen in a long time in the NFL, physical, athletic, big.Many of those same descriptions have been offered about the Vikings defense this season. Thursdays meeting is a matchup of strengths.Dallas is third in the league in scoring, averaging 28.7 points per game, and is fifth in total offense with 407.6 yards per game. Minnesotas defense has allowed the second-fewest points per game at 17.5 and is third in total defense, giving up 307 yards per game.They have great players on defense, Cowboys offensive coordinator Scott Linehan, a former Vikings offensive coordinator, told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. They get a lot of people around the football. Teams that play hard and hustle and get lots of guys around the ball, good things happen for them. Weve got to be as good about our ability to get people around the football, protect the ball carriers and ultimately play aggressive football without getting loose with it.Only two teams have created more takeaways than Minnnesotas 20 this season. Ugo Amadi Womens Jersey. The Vikings have 12 interceptions and eight fumble recoveries and are second in the league with a plus-12 turnover-differential.Prescott and Dallas have protected the ball, turning the ball over just seven times this season, the second-fewest in the league.That has given us a great opportunity to stay on the plus side of the ledger in turnover ratio, Cowboys coach Jason Garrett told the Star-Telegram. Typically that gives you a good chance to win. We need to take the ball away more. We havent done a good job. We havent done a good job of that the last three or four ball games.Only four teams have fewer takeaways than Dallas 10.Blessed with a keep-away offense, though, the Cowboys have won 10 games in a row and are on the verge of clinching a playoff spot. Dallas could become the first team in the NFL to clinch this weekend. The Cowboys need a win and either a Tampa Bay loss or tie, or a Washington loss.It would be great, but I think the goals for this team are bigger than that, guard Zack Martin told the teams website. Weve got five weeks left, and we know that this season really starts after Thanksgiving here, so were ready to make a push here and finish strong.Both teams play Thursday with a full weeks worth of rest after they played on Thanksgiving. Dallas held on at home for a 31-26 win against the Redskins. Minnesota lost for the fifth time in six games at Detroit in a 16-13 finale.Obviously, I think everyones a little bit frustrated right now, Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford said. For whatever reason, we just werent able to come back off the bye and play the way we have those first five games, and I think anytime you go through a stretch like weve had, people do get frustrated and its tough.Bradford showed up on Minnesotas injury report this week with an ankle injury. He was limited in practice on Monday and Tuesday but is expected to play. The line protecting Bradford is another story.Center Joe Berger missed two days of practice after leaving last weeks game with a concussion. Berger was ruled out Tuesday, meaning Nick Easton is expected to start at center. Right tackle Jeremiah Sirles (hip) also left last weeks game. He was limited in Mondays practice and a full participant on Friday. Zimmer said he expects Sirles to be all right.The Vikings cant afford any more blows to the offensive line. Minnesota has already lost starting tackles Matt Kalil and Andre Smith, along with Jake Long, who was signed to replace Kalil. Versatile backup Mike Harris has spent the season on injured reserve with an unspecified illness.Willie Beavers, who replaced Sirles in last weeks game at right tackle, became the sixth player to take snaps at tackle for the Vikings this season.Minnesota did get leading receiver Stefon Diggs back at practice this week on a limited basis after he missed last weeks game with a knee injury. As of Tuesday, he was considered questionable.Cornerback Terence Newman (neck) and punt returner Marcus Sherels (ribs) missed last week. Newman returned to full practice, but Sherels had not practiced by Tuesday.Dallas will likely be without cornerback Morris Claiborne (groin), linebacker Justin Durant (hamstring) and safety J.J. Wilcox (thigh). Safety Barry Church (forearm) has practiced on a limited basis and could return Thursday after missing four games. ' ' ' 
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LOUIS (4) -- Matt Holliday, of; Brandon Moss, 1b-of; Jordan Walden, rhp; Jerome Williams, rhp.SAN DIEGO (6) -- Edwin Jackson, rhp; Jon Jay, of; Brandon Morrow, rhp; Clayton Richard, lhp; Adam Rosales, 3b; Carlos Villanueva, rhp.SAN FRANCISCO (8) -- Gordon Beckham, 2b; Gregor Blanco, of; Santiago Casilla, rhp; Javier Lopez, lhp; Joe Nathan, rhp; Angel Pagan, of; Jake Peavy, rhp; Sergio Romo, rhp.WASHINGTON (9) -- Matt Belisle, rhp; Sean Burnett, lhp; Stephen Drew, 2b; Chris Heisey, of; Mat Latos, rhp; Mark Melancon, rhp; Yusmeiro Petit, rhp; Wilson Ramos, c; Marc Rzepczynski, lhp. Shaun Alexander Womens Jersey . The Nashville Predators were glad their captain was still on their side. Weber had a goal and two assists, and Roman Josi scored the shootout winner to lift the Predators to a 4-3 win over the Flyers on Thursday night. Russell Wilson Womens Jersey . But the quarterback hopes to stay involved in football after officially calling it quits Tuesday. "Id love to look at those opportunities as they arise," Pierce said in an interview from his Winnipeg eatery. http://www.seahawksfansofficial.com/cortez-kennedy-jersey/ . Still, Brewers manager Ron Roenicke thought taking him out before the fifth inning was an unusual move. "Im looking up at the board and hes got two hits given up and one run, and Im taking him out after the fourth inning," Roenicke said.David Jones, Jamie Carragher and Niall Quinn reflect as Sunderland avoided relegation with victory over Everton. Having beaten Chelsea in dramatic fashion on Saturday, the Black Cats knew victory against the Toffees would guarantee top-flight football at the the Stadium of Light for another season.And they cantered to a 3-0 victory thanks to goals from Patrick van Aanholt and a Lamine Kone brace as Norwich, and North East rivals Newcastle, ddropped in the Sky Bet Championship. Gary Jennings Jr. Youth Jersey. 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The year is 1991. Jaylen Brown Celtics Jersey . The Soviet Union has collapsed, the Dow has closed over 3000 for the first time, and Im at the Providence Civic Center for a classic on USAs Tuesday Night Fight series. The fans -- men in wide-lapel suits and moustaches, women in slinky dresses and teased hairdos -- are all on their feet as Vinny Pazienza readies to fight Gilbert Dele for his WBA junior middleweight belt. Dele is from Paris by way of Guadeloupe and is making his second defense of the title. Pazienza was born and raised in Cranston, Rhode Island -- practically down the block -- and is fighting in only his second bout since vaulting up in weight from 140 pounds to 154. In the center of the ring, the two fighters bounce jauntily on their toes. The crowd goes nuts. The bell rings. Here comes the ...Action! barks a voice.Say what?Okay, I am standing in the Providence Civic Center, but the year is 2014. Punches are thrown, but none land. The stands arent filled with 10,000 ticket holders (like the night of the actual fight), but 1,000 extras have been lured with the promise of free sandwiches, soft drinks and the chance to win a WBA championship belt signed by Paz. The two men facing off arent even Dele and Paz. Instead, a pro Haitian southpaw named Jean Pierre Augustin squares off against 29 year-old actor Miles Teller.Im ringside for a scene from Bleed for This, a feature film based on the life of Vinny Pazienza. A month after the actual 1991 Dele/Paz fight, Pazienza cracked his third and fourth vertebra in a horrific car accident. If he was lucky, doctors said, hed walk again. But he couldnt fight. Pazienza, known for his determination and guts far more than talent, didnt heed doctors warnings. He rehabbed and rebuilt himself with the same maniacal style that earned him the moniker The Pazmanian Devil. A year after breaking his neck, Paz returned to the ring. In their Boxings Book of Lists, boxing cognoscenti Bert Sugar and Teddy Atlas named Pazs return to the ring the second-greatest career comeback in the sports history -- only behind 45-year-old George Foremans 1994 upset of Michael Moorer.The film project began six years ago, when movie producer and Providence lifer Chad Verdi acquired the rights to the Paz story. Angelo Pizzo, whod penned the movies Hoosiers and Rudy, wrote the script. Scott Caan and his dad, James, were asked to play Paz and his old man, Angelo. But the best-laid plans didnt pan out. The Caans found themselves with scheduling conflicts. Names floated around -- Peter Facinelli (Nurse Jackie, Twilight) to play Paz, Al Pacino to portray Angelo. A nagging problem, however, prevented Verdi from pulling the trigger.We had a good script but not a great one, Verdi explains in his heavy Rhode Island brogue. Cant make a great movie with a good script -- and even with a great script, you can still make a bad movie.The tipping point arrived in the form of Ben Younger. The 41-year-old writer/director (Boiler Room, Prime) tossed the original script and started from scratch. His version thrilled Verdi, who then brought it to Martin Scorsese (through Verdis contacts in Rhode Island politics), who jumped on board as executive producer.With Matys blessing (a silent r as Verdi pronounces it), the project quickly gathered momentum. Oscar-winning producer Bruce Cohen (American Beauty) came aboard, and the cast fell into place: Aaron Eckhart (London Has Fallen, The Dark Knight, Thank You For Smoking) as trainer Kevin Rooney, Ciarán Hinds (Game of Thrones, There Will Be Blood) as Pazs dad Angelo, and Katie Segal (Sons of Anarchy) as mother Louise Pazienza.The final piece of the puzzle? Miles Teller. The Downingtown, Pennsylvania native is blue-collar handsome, as evidenced by his recent breakthrough roles in The Spectacular Now and Whiplash. Teller radiates a raw, physical intensity. Wears his emotions on his sleeve. Burns with a hunger that is far from dainty or precious. In 2007, Teller was in his own near-fatal car crash and still has facial scars to prove it.Still, the film wasnt smooth sailing. What should have been a $25 million dollar movie had less than $7 million for a budget. The actors, according to Verdi, werent in tune at the start, and tensions ran high. Teller, who stands at 6-foot-2, had to pull a Robert DeNiro-esqe move from Raging Bull, dropping from 200-plus pounds to a sinewy 160 pounds for the staging of the Roger Mayweather fight (in real life, Pazs weight loss and subsequent dehydration sent him to the hospital after the bout). And Teller, a sweet science neophyte, had to learn to move and behave like a fighter.Miles is an extremely physical actor, Younger says. And studious. The same way he took on drumming in Whiplash hes taken on boxing. Not just the specificity of boxing but the training.A task harder than it looked.A couple times I told him to stop crying, Pazienza says with a laugh, regarding Tellers training sessions. This is what I did for a living. You only have to do a couple hours a day for a few weeks.Then there was Youngers challenge: making sure the movie magic looks real. Directors such as David O. Russell (The Fighter), Ron Sheldon (Play it to the Bone) and Scorsese have all had to deal with this problem when creating fight films.Id never done a fight sequence, Younger says. Never even had a punch thrown. So the hardest part about that is the choreography and matching camera angles. I learned very quickly how some were great and some simply werent.To ensure the fight-scene authenticity -- of which there are three: Paz versus Mayweather (played by former middleweight titlist Peter Quillin), Dele and Roberto Duran (played by light heavyweight Edwin Rodriguez) -- the producers hired Darrell Foster, a veteran fight choreographer who consulted on Play it to the Bone and turned Will Smith into a believable Ali.Miles had already done training on his own, Foster says. But not the right type. He looked at it as rock em sock em robots, but he lacked the basic foundation. Balance, movement, generating power from the ground up.Foster began schooling Teller, and he asked the actor one simple thing that made all the difference: Can you dance?Miles broke off into James Brown and Michael Jackson, Foster says. I knew Id struck gold. All we had to do was put the two and two together.The most sensitive critic has been pleased with the process.It was a little weird watching someone play me, but Miles has been unbelievable, Paz says. In the ring, hes good! Throwing body shots and rockets -- just like the old Vinny.The 1991 Dele/Paz bout lasted 45 minutes with Paz earning the TKO victory in the 11th round. Todays recreation lasted 10-plus hours, more grueling in some ways than boxing. Yet if all goes as planned, Younger will have made a movie more memorable than the fight itself. Bob Cousy Jersey . But now that hes in the NHL, the Calgary Flames centre showed big improvement in that department by scoring the winner in the eighth round of a 5-4 shootout victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Monday. Gordon Hayward Jersey . 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. http://www.celticssale.com/customized/ . Tomas Berdych and Radek Stepanek defeated Nenad Zimonjic and Ilija Bozoljac 6-2, 6-4, 7-6 (4) on the indoor hard-court at Belgrade Arena. The victory improved the Czech pairs impressive cup doubles record to 14-1. Billy Corgan is a very busy man.The outspoken frontman of iconic alternative rock band Smashing Pumpkins remains a thriving musician, business owner and philanthropist. Lately, however, he estimates that 80 percent of his days are spent strategizing about an entirely different passion as the president and creative voice of TNA Impact Wrestling.Corgan, 49, a lifelong wrestling fan, is no stranger to sports entertainment.The Chicago native spent plenty of time around ECW in the 1990s?and founded his own independent promotion, Resistance Pro Wrestling, in 2011. He was announced as TNAs new senior producer of creative and talent development last summer, and one year later, hes exclusively calling the shots with plans in the works to potentially purchase majority ownership of the company.Corgan recently spoke with ESPN.com in the early morning hours from Los Angeles, where hes recording a solo album with legendary producer Rick Rubin. He was preparing for another long day of juggling his two favorite interests, with plenty of creative work still to be done ahead of TNAs Bound For Glory pay-per-view on Oct. 2.As Corgan sees it, he has been called to different passions for different reasons at different times and isnt concerned about public opinion when it comes to linking his brand with another as polarizing as pro wrestling.People have a very myopic view of what a rock star is, Corgan said. My version of rock star has always been Im going to do what I want to do however I want to do it. Whether its having my own tea house, the charitable work that Ive done, to pursuing a life or a career in professional wrestling -- I think this is the American dream.To me, I cant think of a better way to live anybodys life. You should do what you want to do. Life is such an incredible opportunity.Corgan has found common ground from a producing standpoint between music and wrestling, from similar dialogue to a focus on amplifying the performer to present them in their best light. But hes quick to dispel the reputation of being a dictator that he acquired in the music business.Ive always been a listener and a communicator, I think I just have a very strong opinion of how to make that thing best, he said. I think you need vision when you are dealing in the creative arts.As a wrestling promoter, Corgan is old school, preferring the booking style and storytelling that first hooked him as a fan during the territory days of the 1970s. He doesnt like to rush through angles or speed up the pace of a match. Theres a reason, he says, why you can watch a Humphrey Bogart movie today and the finish still works.I think people want to be engaged, and when they are engaged, they want something to never end, he said. When you think of the classic feuds, you really dont want them to end.Corgan believes you can grab peoples attention in wrestling just as easy as you can in music, but its keeping it that remains the ultimate challenge. Its something he believes wont happen with TNA unless it can continue to build its own young stars to package around its more recognized talent.TNA has experienced plenty of highs and lows since its 2002 debut. At its best, the company provided industry leader WWE with competition as a legitimate No. 2 promotion, often using former WWE stars to do so. Recent years havent been as profitable, with the company fighting to stay relevant.Many times in the past, TNA has made the mistake of bringing in WWE people to sort of create a buzz that didnt sustain, Corgan said. But success is building a culture that is distinctly your own, with your own identifiable signature. If everything you do doesnt feed into that, you are making a big mistake that history shows does not work.Corgan is proud of his rosters talent and depth, but he admits it needs to find stability, calling TNA very much a work in progress. Hes also invested in changing its culture from a company he believes has been too willing to live in the shadow of its competition. To move out that shadow, he will need to improve TNAs overall health, which means attracting sponsors, talent and restarting live events, along with weighing the promotions television future (TNA currently airs weekly on the cable channel Pop TV) against recent trends of fan consumption on the Internet.There are no quick fixes, Corgan admits. But helping TNA shape its long-term vision is a challenge he accepts with confidence, citing his history running a successful music business for nearly 30 years.Obviously, I was part of one of the biggest music revolutions in the history of contemporary music, Corgan said. We found pop success where people said you would never find pop success. How we crossed over that kind of music had everything to do with a combination of substance and style. So I believe that.Corgans pride and joy since joining TNA has been The Final Deletion, an innovative and absurd segment starring former WWE stars Matt and Jeff Hardy.?It was filmed guerrilla-style on location at Matt Hardys North Carolina home, with an incredibly unique avant-garde feel, blending pro wrestling with elements of horror and low-budget movie action.Not only was Corgan hands-on in the filming as a de facto producer, alongside Jeremy Borash and James Long, he worked with ownership behind the scenes to greenlight the idea.I have been pushing from the beginning that we needed to do what I call out-of-the-box and out-of-the-arena type segments, Corgan said. I really saw this as the future of wrestling on television.The response was overwhelming, with TNA becoming the talk of the wrestling world upon the July 5 airing, producing its highest rating to date since debuting on Pop TV last November.Corgan saw the reaction and instantly knew thhey were on to something. Robert Williams Celtics Jersey. . The next day, he fired off emails stating that TNA not only needed to make more, but it needed to go bigger.This is lightning in a bottle, Corgan said. Ive seen this before.Talk quickly turned to how this might change the dynamic of TNAs business strategy, and whether this was a concept that just worked for the Hardys because of their gift or whether it could be expanded. While TNAs September sequel, Delete Or Decay,?drew weaker ratings and less positive reviews than its predecessor, it became a setup for the Oct. 2 PPV match between the Hardys and Decay.So maybe like super hero movies, we get the Hardys as the center of the universe and start to use them to sort of branch off in other directions, Corgan said. We are making it up as we go along and that is sort of the fun part. Its really exciting because we are hopefully writing a sort of new golden dawn in terms of how wrestling can be presented on television, and I think thats fantastic.Corgan admitted the idea of turning the Hardys saga into a full-length movie is in the works, but said he was unable to share more. But its clear even WWE took notice, releasing a vignette of a backyard brawl on Raw between The Wyatt Family and The New Day just one week after The Final Deletion that looked alarmingly similar.You know, imitation is the greatest form of flattery, Corgan said. Look, everybody copies everybody, whether they want to admit it or not. I dont think thats a critical issue. I think innovation is the critical issue. The business in general is still living off the fumes of what was the creative revolution of The Attitude Era of WWE, and by some extension ECW. No one has innovated as much since.While Corgan has made a series of what he calls incidental on-screen appearances for TNA, he would prefer to stay off television altogether, and has begged his creative partners to agree. So dont expect to see any exploitative use of his celebrity name, including musical performances as bait to draw viewers.We call that hotshot booking, Corgan said. If Ive got to do something really dumb to get people to watch our product, its not going to last. I would prefer that Im not a character on television. I would rather use that oxygen for our talent.Part of Corgans reluctance is his belief that the role he would be most natural at playing, a heel owner, is largely played out on television, adding that no one is ever going to do it better than Vince McMahon.I have spent 20 years being a heel in music; I have a lot of experience poking peoples buttons, Corgan said. Im really f---ing good at it, obviously, if you look at some of the headlines coming out about me, including me looking sour at Disneyland. Its right out of wrestling.But I dont think theres really that much interest from wrestling fans in me being that character. It only works if they are going to get their sort of comeuppance at the end, and I dont really want to be in the ring second guessing whether me getting blasted with a chair is going to affect my ability to go out on tour with a very active music career.An artist at heart, Corgan wants TNA to be different and unique, which is why he embraces out-of-the-box ideas like The Final Deletion and the infamous six-sided ring (which he says will stay). But hes realistic on what it will take to actually compete with a big box promotion like WWE.I think when you are dealing with something that is on the edge, at some point it needs to come in from out of the cold, Corgan said. You cannot maintain your rebel status forever. I have a vision of how this can be done differently and new and fresh, but if you build something that cannot mainstream, you cant succeed at the highest levels.To that regard, Corgan says TNA will be aggressive in the marketplace to attract a wider audience with signings like former WWE stars Cody Rhodes and Damien Sandow who mesh well with TNAs locker room and overall vision. But not all free agent signings are exactly alike.So when the name of fellow Chicagoan and recent UFC debutant CM Punk came up, whom he respects and knows personally, Corgan not only shared an obvious interest in the idea of welcoming Punk to TNA as an in-ring performer, but for the value he could provide creatively as a booker or agent.I hope that someone who is so gifted comes back to professional wrestling if he wants to be there, Corgan said of Punk. So of course I would just love to see him in a ring. If its our ring, even better. Even if he just wanted to be involved, I would love to have that conversation with him.Much of Corgans plans are dependent upon whether he ends up purchasing the company, which he calls a very complicated situation with many moving parts. He has secured the resources to do so, he says, and hopes to have a resolution in the next three weeks as a signal to talent regarding the companys true direction.Even if they dont like the direction or even if they have mixed feelings about the direction, I think its important to the talent to say this is where were going, Corgan said.His first move as owner would be to change TNAs name in order for the company to truly move on and begin a new era.The ultimate success in business is really carving out a singular identity so that when people think of that identity, even if they dont like it, they see that as your own, Corgan said. I think that is infinitely more valuable than, Yeah, I like them too.I never wanted to be in a band where people said, Yeah, I like them too. You are either going to love us or hate us, but being in between is just not interesting to me. ' ' ' 
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The second-ranked Norwegian made her season debut after missing the LPGA Tours opening event last month in the Bahamas because of a shoulder injury. http://www.cheapravensshoponline.com/Youth-Mark-Andrews-Ravens-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. INDIANAPOLIS -- Kyle Busch had a commanding lead wiped out with one ill-timed caution. He snagged it back just in time to extend his dominant run in the Nationwide Series -- and seal his latest win with a kiss. Busch was the newest driver to kiss the bricks, leading 92 of 100 laps Saturday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. He turned his baseball cap around, dropped to his hands and knees, and planted a big one on the bricks. Howd they taste? "Like bricks," he said. Busch even gave the bricks a celebratory slap. Not bad after a late scare off a restart dropped him to third with six laps left and nearly turned Brian Scott into the surprise winner. Busch fell back after some hard racing with Joey Logano that almost wiped out his near-flawless racing. But his No. 54 Toyota was the fastest car all day and he roared back to take the lead with three laps left. He won for the eighth time in 15 races this season. He took his usual bow before he grabbed the checkered flag. Then, off to the bricks. "Its Indianapolis. Its pretty awesome to be able to win here, whether you are driving Nationwide or Cup, sports cars, Formula One, MotoGP, anything," he said. "Its pretty cool, this place, with the history and all the automobiles that have raced on this surface and the surfaces before it. And all the fans who have been here over the years, its awesome." Crew chief Adam Stevens became choked up atop the pit box. Thats what winning at Indy can mean, even in the second-tier NASCAR series. It was the wave of emotion Scott wanted to feel. Scott, who has never won a Nationwide race in 128 starts, briefly took the lead and was in position to become the upset winner. He just couldnt hold off Busch. Few can in Nationwide. He has a record 59 Nationwide wins in 259 starts. "I should have won here last year but I messed up, I almost messed up again and gave it away," Bussch said. Joe Flacco Youth Jersey. . "I was able to persevere there to get it back. Such a great race car." Busch won from the pole and gave Toyota its first NASCAR win at Indianapolis and second ever at the track. Scott had a career-best second-place finish. Logano was third. Brian Vickers finished fourth and picked up a $100,000 bonus from series sponsor Nationwide as the highest finishing driver in the "Dash 4 Cash" program. Scott said he was "just praying" to pull away from Busch and reach Victory Lane. "I feel like he was able to get by me because I was a a little too cautious on corner entry," Scott said. "Id give anything to rewind, go back and be able to do it again. Its great to have a second-place finish, but its frustrating to be so close and have to sit there and watch the other team celebrate." Busch said he had "no friends" on the final restart following a debris caution when he got scraped by Logano. His easy ride turned into a hard, final push. "Brian got by me, and I had to go to work," Busch said. "Had to put the driver hat on to run him down and get back past him. He was doing a lot of blocking, running a line we dont usually run to take the air, which is what you are supposed to do." None of the top four drivers in points entering the race finished better than 12th. Sam Hornish Jr. had engine failure and finished 34th to lose his grip on the lead. He blamed debris in the grill for the blown engine. Austin Dillon was 12th but that was enough to grab the points lead. It was a big week for Dillon after he won the Truck Series race on the dirt at Eldora Speedway. "Wish we could have got a little bit more," Dillon said. "Weve got to have a better day than today to win the championship. Well keep fighting hard and hopefully were holding that Cup at the end of the year." ' ' ' 
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The year is 1991. Jaylen Brown Celtics Jersey . The Soviet Union has collapsed, the Dow has closed over 3000 for the first time, and Im at the Providence Civic Center for a classic on USAs Tuesday Night Fight series. The fans -- men in wide-lapel suits and moustaches, women in slinky dresses and teased hairdos -- are all on their feet as Vinny Pazienza readies to fight Gilbert Dele for his WBA junior middleweight belt. Dele is from Paris by way of Guadeloupe and is making his second defense of the title. Pazienza was born and raised in Cranston, Rhode Island -- practically down the block -- and is fighting in only his second bout since vaulting up in weight from 140 pounds to 154. In the center of the ring, the two fighters bounce jauntily on their toes. The crowd goes nuts. The bell rings. Here comes the ...Action! barks a voice.Say what?Okay, I am standing in the Providence Civic Center, but the year is 2014. Punches are thrown, but none land. The stands arent filled with 10,000 ticket holders (like the night of the actual fight), but 1,000 extras have been lured with the promise of free sandwiches, soft drinks and the chance to win a WBA championship belt signed by Paz. The two men facing off arent even Dele and Paz. Instead, a pro Haitian southpaw named Jean Pierre Augustin squares off against 29 year-old actor Miles Teller.Im ringside for a scene from Bleed for This, a feature film based on the life of Vinny Pazienza. A month after the actual 1991 Dele/Paz fight, Pazienza cracked his third and fourth vertebra in a horrific car accident. If he was lucky, doctors said, hed walk again. But he couldnt fight. Pazienza, known for his determination and guts far more than talent, didnt heed doctors warnings. He rehabbed and rebuilt himself with the same maniacal style that earned him the moniker The Pazmanian Devil. A year after breaking his neck, Paz returned to the ring. In their Boxings Book of Lists, boxing cognoscenti Bert Sugar and Teddy Atlas named Pazs return to the ring the second-greatest career comeback in the sports history -- only behind 45-year-old George Foremans 1994 upset of Michael Moorer.The film project began six years ago, when movie producer and Providence lifer Chad Verdi acquired the rights to the Paz story. Angelo Pizzo, whod penned the movies Hoosiers and Rudy, wrote the script. Scott Caan and his dad, James, were asked to play Paz and his old man, Angelo. But the best-laid plans didnt pan out. The Caans found themselves with scheduling conflicts. Names floated around -- Peter Facinelli (Nurse Jackie, Twilight) to play Paz, Al Pacino to portray Angelo. A nagging problem, however, prevented Verdi from pulling the trigger.We had a good script but not a great one, Verdi explains in his heavy Rhode Island brogue. Cant make a great movie with a good script -- and even with a great script, you can still make a bad movie.The tipping point arrived in the form of Ben Younger. The 41-year-old writer/director (Boiler Room, Prime) tossed the original script and started from scratch. His version thrilled Verdi, who then brought it to Martin Scorsese (through Verdis contacts in Rhode Island politics), who jumped on board as executive producer.With Matys blessing (a silent r as Verdi pronounces it), the project quickly gathered momentum. Oscar-winning producer Bruce Cohen (American Beauty) came aboard, and the cast fell into place: Aaron Eckhart (London Has Fallen, The Dark Knight, Thank You For Smoking) as trainer Kevin Rooney, Ciarán Hinds (Game of Thrones, There Will Be Blood) as Pazs dad Angelo, and Katie Segal (Sons of Anarchy) as mother Louise Pazienza.The final piece of the puzzle? Miles Teller. The Downingtown, Pennsylvania native is blue-collar handsome, as evidenced by his recent breakthrough roles in The Spectacular Now and Whiplash. Teller radiates a raw, physical intensity. Wears his emotions on his sleeve. Burns with a hunger that is far from dainty or precious. In 2007, Teller was in his own near-fatal car crash and still has facial scars to prove it.Still, the film wasnt smooth sailing. What should have been a $25 million dollar movie had less than $7 million for a budget. The actors, according to Verdi, werent in tune at the start, and tensions ran high. Teller, who stands at 6-foot-2, had to pull a Robert DeNiro-esqe move from Raging Bull, dropping from 200-plus pounds to a sinewy 160 pounds for the staging of the Roger Mayweather fight (in real life, Pazs weight loss and subsequent dehydration sent him to the hospital after the bout). And Teller, a sweet science neophyte, had to learn to move and behave like a fighter.Miles is an extremely physical actor, Younger says. And studious. The same way he took on drumming in Whiplash hes taken on boxing. Not just the specificity of boxing but the training.A task harder than it looked.A couple times I told him to stop crying, Pazienza says with a laugh, regarding Tellers training sessions. This is what I did for a living. You only have to do a couple hours a day for a few weeks.Then there was Youngers challenge: making sure the movie magic looks real. Directors such as David O. Russell (The Fighter), Ron Sheldon (Play it to the Bone) and Scorsese have all had to deal with this problem when creating fight films.Id never done a fight sequence, Younger says. Never even had a punch thrown. So the hardest part about that is the choreography and matching camera angles. I learned very quickly how some were great and some simply werent.To ensure the fight-scene authenticity -- of which there are three: Paz versus Mayweather (played by former middleweight titlist Peter Quillin), Dele and Roberto Duran (played by light heavyweight Edwin Rodriguez) -- the producers hired Darrell Foster, a veteran fight choreographer who consulted on Play it to the Bone and turned Will Smith into a believable Ali.Miles had already done training on his own, Foster says. But not the right type. He looked at it as rock em sock em robots, but he lacked the basic foundation. Balance, movement, generating power from the ground up.Foster began schooling Teller, and he asked the actor one simple thing that made all the difference: Can you dance?Miles broke off into James Brown and Michael Jackson, Foster says. I knew Id struck gold. All we had to do was put the two and two together.The most sensitive critic has been pleased with the process.It was a little weird watching someone play me, but Miles has been unbelievable, Paz says. In the ring, hes good! Throwing body shots and rockets -- just like the old Vinny.The 1991 Dele/Paz bout lasted 45 minutes with Paz earning the TKO victory in the 11th round. Todays recreation lasted 10-plus hours, more grueling in some ways than boxing. Yet if all goes as planned, Younger will have made a movie more memorable than the fight itself. Bob Cousy Jersey . But now that hes in the NHL, the Calgary Flames centre showed big improvement in that department by scoring the winner in the eighth round of a 5-4 shootout victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Monday. Gordon Hayward Jersey . 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. http://www.celticssale.com/customized/ . Tomas Berdych and Radek Stepanek defeated Nenad Zimonjic and Ilija Bozoljac 6-2, 6-4, 7-6 (4) on the indoor hard-court at Belgrade Arena. The victory improved the Czech pairs impressive cup doubles record to 14-1. Billy Corgan is a very busy man.The outspoken frontman of iconic alternative rock band Smashing Pumpkins remains a thriving musician, business owner and philanthropist. Lately, however, he estimates that 80 percent of his days are spent strategizing about an entirely different passion as the president and creative voice of TNA Impact Wrestling.Corgan, 49, a lifelong wrestling fan, is no stranger to sports entertainment.The Chicago native spent plenty of time around ECW in the 1990s?and founded his own independent promotion, Resistance Pro Wrestling, in 2011. He was announced as TNAs new senior producer of creative and talent development last summer, and one year later, hes exclusively calling the shots with plans in the works to potentially purchase majority ownership of the company.Corgan recently spoke with ESPN.com in the early morning hours from Los Angeles, where hes recording a solo album with legendary producer Rick Rubin. He was preparing for another long day of juggling his two favorite interests, with plenty of creative work still to be done ahead of TNAs Bound For Glory pay-per-view on Oct. 2.As Corgan sees it, he has been called to different passions for different reasons at different times and isnt concerned about public opinion when it comes to linking his brand with another as polarizing as pro wrestling.People have a very myopic view of what a rock star is, Corgan said. My version of rock star has always been Im going to do what I want to do however I want to do it. Whether its having my own tea house, the charitable work that Ive done, to pursuing a life or a career in professional wrestling -- I think this is the American dream.To me, I cant think of a better way to live anybodys life. You should do what you want to do. Life is such an incredible opportunity.Corgan has found common ground from a producing standpoint between music and wrestling, from similar dialogue to a focus on amplifying the performer to present them in their best light. But hes quick to dispel the reputation of being a dictator that he acquired in the music business.Ive always been a listener and a communicator, I think I just have a very strong opinion of how to make that thing best, he said. I think you need vision when you are dealing in the creative arts.As a wrestling promoter, Corgan is old school, preferring the booking style and storytelling that first hooked him as a fan during the territory days of the 1970s. He doesnt like to rush through angles or speed up the pace of a match. Theres a reason, he says, why you can watch a Humphrey Bogart movie today and the finish still works.I think people want to be engaged, and when they are engaged, they want something to never end, he said. When you think of the classic feuds, you really dont want them to end.Corgan believes you can grab peoples attention in wrestling just as easy as you can in music, but its keeping it that remains the ultimate challenge. Its something he believes wont happen with TNA unless it can continue to build its own young stars to package around its more recognized talent.TNA has experienced plenty of highs and lows since its 2002 debut. At its best, the company provided industry leader WWE with competition as a legitimate No. 2 promotion, often using former WWE stars to do so. Recent years havent been as profitable, with the company fighting to stay relevant.Many times in the past, TNA has made the mistake of bringing in WWE people to sort of create a buzz that didnt sustain, Corgan said. But success is building a culture that is distinctly your own, with your own identifiable signature. If everything you do doesnt feed into that, you are making a big mistake that history shows does not work.Corgan is proud of his rosters talent and depth, but he admits it needs to find stability, calling TNA very much a work in progress. Hes also invested in changing its culture from a company he believes has been too willing to live in the shadow of its competition. To move out that shadow, he will need to improve TNAs overall health, which means attracting sponsors, talent and restarting live events, along with weighing the promotions television future (TNA currently airs weekly on the cable channel Pop TV) against recent trends of fan consumption on the Internet.There are no quick fixes, Corgan admits. But helping TNA shape its long-term vision is a challenge he accepts with confidence, citing his history running a successful music business for nearly 30 years.Obviously, I was part of one of the biggest music revolutions in the history of contemporary music, Corgan said. We found pop success where people said you would never find pop success. How we crossed over that kind of music had everything to do with a combination of substance and style. So I believe that.Corgans pride and joy since joining TNA has been The Final Deletion, an innovative and absurd segment starring former WWE stars Matt and Jeff Hardy.?It was filmed guerrilla-style on location at Matt Hardys North Carolina home, with an incredibly unique avant-garde feel, blending pro wrestling with elements of horror and low-budget movie action.Not only was Corgan hands-on in the filming as a de facto producer, alongside Jeremy Borash and James Long, he worked with ownership behind the scenes to greenlight the idea.I have been pushing from the beginning that we needed to do what I call out-of-the-box and out-of-the-arena type segments, Corgan said. I really saw this as the future of wrestling on television.The response was overwhelming, with TNA becoming the talk of the wrestling world upon the July 5 airing, producing its highest rating to date since debuting on Pop TV last November.Corgan saw the reaction and instantly knew thhey were on to something. Robert Williams Celtics Jersey. . The next day, he fired off emails stating that TNA not only needed to make more, but it needed to go bigger.This is lightning in a bottle, Corgan said. Ive seen this before.Talk quickly turned to how this might change the dynamic of TNAs business strategy, and whether this was a concept that just worked for the Hardys because of their gift or whether it could be expanded. While TNAs September sequel, Delete Or Decay,?drew weaker ratings and less positive reviews than its predecessor, it became a setup for the Oct. 2 PPV match between the Hardys and Decay.So maybe like super hero movies, we get the Hardys as the center of the universe and start to use them to sort of branch off in other directions, Corgan said. We are making it up as we go along and that is sort of the fun part. Its really exciting because we are hopefully writing a sort of new golden dawn in terms of how wrestling can be presented on television, and I think thats fantastic.Corgan admitted the idea of turning the Hardys saga into a full-length movie is in the works, but said he was unable to share more. But its clear even WWE took notice, releasing a vignette of a backyard brawl on Raw between The Wyatt Family and The New Day just one week after The Final Deletion that looked alarmingly similar.You know, imitation is the greatest form of flattery, Corgan said. Look, everybody copies everybody, whether they want to admit it or not. I dont think thats a critical issue. I think innovation is the critical issue. The business in general is still living off the fumes of what was the creative revolution of The Attitude Era of WWE, and by some extension ECW. No one has innovated as much since.While Corgan has made a series of what he calls incidental on-screen appearances for TNA, he would prefer to stay off television altogether, and has begged his creative partners to agree. So dont expect to see any exploitative use of his celebrity name, including musical performances as bait to draw viewers.We call that hotshot booking, Corgan said. If Ive got to do something really dumb to get people to watch our product, its not going to last. I would prefer that Im not a character on television. I would rather use that oxygen for our talent.Part of Corgans reluctance is his belief that the role he would be most natural at playing, a heel owner, is largely played out on television, adding that no one is ever going to do it better than Vince McMahon.I have spent 20 years being a heel in music; I have a lot of experience poking peoples buttons, Corgan said. Im really f---ing good at it, obviously, if you look at some of the headlines coming out about me, including me looking sour at Disneyland. Its right out of wrestling.But I dont think theres really that much interest from wrestling fans in me being that character. It only works if they are going to get their sort of comeuppance at the end, and I dont really want to be in the ring second guessing whether me getting blasted with a chair is going to affect my ability to go out on tour with a very active music career.An artist at heart, Corgan wants TNA to be different and unique, which is why he embraces out-of-the-box ideas like The Final Deletion and the infamous six-sided ring (which he says will stay). But hes realistic on what it will take to actually compete with a big box promotion like WWE.I think when you are dealing with something that is on the edge, at some point it needs to come in from out of the cold, Corgan said. You cannot maintain your rebel status forever. I have a vision of how this can be done differently and new and fresh, but if you build something that cannot mainstream, you cant succeed at the highest levels.To that regard, Corgan says TNA will be aggressive in the marketplace to attract a wider audience with signings like former WWE stars Cody Rhodes and Damien Sandow who mesh well with TNAs locker room and overall vision. But not all free agent signings are exactly alike.So when the name of fellow Chicagoan and recent UFC debutant CM Punk came up, whom he respects and knows personally, Corgan not only shared an obvious interest in the idea of welcoming Punk to TNA as an in-ring performer, but for the value he could provide creatively as a booker or agent.I hope that someone who is so gifted comes back to professional wrestling if he wants to be there, Corgan said of Punk. So of course I would just love to see him in a ring. If its our ring, even better. Even if he just wanted to be involved, I would love to have that conversation with him.Much of Corgans plans are dependent upon whether he ends up purchasing the company, which he calls a very complicated situation with many moving parts. He has secured the resources to do so, he says, and hopes to have a resolution in the next three weeks as a signal to talent regarding the companys true direction.Even if they dont like the direction or even if they have mixed feelings about the direction, I think its important to the talent to say this is where were going, Corgan said.His first move as owner would be to change TNAs name in order for the company to truly move on and begin a new era.The ultimate success in business is really carving out a singular identity so that when people think of that identity, even if they dont like it, they see that as your own, Corgan said. I think that is infinitely more valuable than, Yeah, I like them too.I never wanted to be in a band where people said, Yeah, I like them too. You are either going to love us or hate us, but being in between is just not interesting to me. ' ' ' t more," Dillon said. "Weve got to have a better day than today to win the championship. Well keep fighting hard and hopefully were holding that Cup at the end of the year." ' ' ' Hes a player we want to keep.I talk with Emilio lots of times. He comes into my office and we talk. Of course he wants to play more, thats for sure. Everybody in that squad wants to play.But its a competition and you never know in football. Something could happen with KT and also he can show in training that he is better. I cant make my decision on what a national team coach is having an opinion on. Also See: Celtic video Celtic fixtures Celtic stats Bet £5 get £20 free ' ' ' 
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ESPN Chalks Vegas experts are here to provide analysis and best bets for all Week 9 games, starting with Thursday nights Atlanta-Tampa Bay matchup. Justin Tucker Jersey .Note: All odds courtesy of the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook as of Thursday morning.Matchup: Atlanta Falcons at Tampa Bay BuccaneersSpread: Opened Atlanta -3; now Atlanta -3.5 Total: Opened 51.5; now 51 PickCenter public consensus pick: 87 percent pick AtlantaPublic perception: The public is all over the 5-3 Falcons, which isnt surprising as theyre leading the league with 425.2 yards per game and 32.8 points per game. The Buccaneers are 3-4 but could be right back in the NFC South race if they complete a sweep of the Falcons. Jaylon Ferguson Jersey . -- On the field, it was business as usual for Jameis Winston and No. Justin Tucker Ravens Jersey . Pettersen, winner of last years Evian Championships, had nine birdies and three bogeys, holding off a series of challengers led by Marion Ricordeau of France. The second-ranked Norwegian made her season debut after missing the LPGA Tours opening event last month in the Bahamas because of a shoulder injury. http://www.cheapravensshoponline.com/Youth-Mark-Andrews-Ravens-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. INDIANAPOLIS -- Kyle Busch had a commanding lead wiped out with one ill-timed caution. He snagged it back just in time to extend his dominant run in the Nationwide Series -- and seal his latest win with a kiss. Busch was the newest driver to kiss the bricks, leading 92 of 100 laps Saturday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. He turned his baseball cap around, dropped to his hands and knees, and planted a big one on the bricks. Howd they taste? "Like bricks," he said. Busch even gave the bricks a celebratory slap. Not bad after a late scare off a restart dropped him to third with six laps left and nearly turned Brian Scott into the surprise winner. Busch fell back after some hard racing with Joey Logano that almost wiped out his near-flawless racing. But his No. 54 Toyota was the fastest car all day and he roared back to take the lead with three laps left. He won for the eighth time in 15 races this season. He took his usual bow before he grabbed the checkered flag. Then, off to the bricks. "Its Indianapolis. Its pretty awesome to be able to win here, whether you are driving Nationwide or Cup, sports cars, Formula One, MotoGP, anything," he said. "Its pretty cool, this place, with the history and all the automobiles that have raced on this surface and the surfaces before it. And all the fans who have been here over the years, its awesome." Crew chief Adam Stevens became choked up atop the pit box. Thats what winning at Indy can mean, even in the second-tier NASCAR series. It was the wave of emotion Scott wanted to feel. Scott, who has never won a Nationwide race in 128 starts, briefly took the lead and was in position to become the upset winner. He just couldnt hold off Busch. Few can in Nationwide. He has a record 59 Nationwide wins in 259 starts. "I should have won here last year but I messed up, I almost messed up again and gave it away," Bussch said. Joe Flacco Youth Jersey. . "I was able to persevere there to get it back. Such a great race car." Busch won from the pole and gave Toyota its first NASCAR win at Indianapolis and second ever at the track. Scott had a career-best second-place finish. Logano was third. Brian Vickers finished fourth and picked up a $100,000 bonus from series sponsor Nationwide as the highest finishing driver in the "Dash 4 Cash" program. Scott said he was "just praying" to pull away from Busch and reach Victory Lane. "I feel like he was able to get by me because I was a a little too cautious on corner entry," Scott said. "Id give anything to rewind, go back and be able to do it again. Its great to have a second-place finish, but its frustrating to be so close and have to sit there and watch the other team celebrate." Busch said he had "no friends" on the final restart following a debris caution when he got scraped by Logano. His easy ride turned into a hard, final push. "Brian got by me, and I had to go to work," Busch said. "Had to put the driver hat on to run him down and get back past him. He was doing a lot of blocking, running a line we dont usually run to take the air, which is what you are supposed to do." None of the top four drivers in points entering the race finished better than 12th. Sam Hornish Jr. had engine failure and finished 34th to lose his grip on the lead. He blamed debris in the grill for the blown engine. Austin Dillon was 12th but that was enough to grab the points lead. It was a big week for Dillon after he won the Truck Series race on the dirt at Eldora Speedway. "Wish we could have got a little bit more," Dillon said. "Weve got to have a better day than today to win the championship. Well keep fighting hard and hopefully were holding that Cup at the end of the year." ' ' ' Hes a player we want to keep.I talk with Emilio lots of times. He comes into my office and we talk. Of course he wants to play more, thats for sure. Everybody in that squad wants to play.But its a competition and you never know in football. Something could happen with KT and also he can show in training that he is better. I cant make my decision on what a national team coach is having an opinion on. Also See: Celtic video Celtic fixtures Celtic stats Bet £5 get £20 free ' ' ' 
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ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Texas Rangers and Kansas City Royals are both looking to steady the ship going into a four-game series that opens Thursday night at Globe Life Park. Steve Nash Jersey .The American League West-leading Rangers (58-44) have seen what was once a 10-game division lead dwindle to 2 1/2 games thanks to a 7-17 stretch.The defending World Series champion Royals (49-51) are in fourth place in the AL Central.The pitching matchup in the opener is a repeat of last Saturdays duel in Kansas City, which the Rangers won 7-4. Texas would love to get a repeat performance out of ace Cole Hamels, who picked up the win after allowing one run (none earned) and five hits in 5 1/3 innings.The 32-year-old lefty, 11-2 with a 2.87 ERA, is among the league leaders in several major categories, including wins, ERA and strikeouts.Hamels is facing Yordano Ventura (6-8, 4.99 ERA) again. The right-hander set down the first nine hitters he faced before a walk and a two-run homer by Jurickson Profar started the fourth. Ventura took the loss after being charged with three runs and three hits in five innings with four walks and five strikeouts.Hamels owns the last three and five of the last six wins by a Texas starting pitcher. Thats why the Rangers made the first of what could be several trades to upgrade the pitching staff with Wednesdays deal to land starter Lucas Harrell and reliever Dario Alvarez from Atlanta.You look at both pitchers we acquired, they can help our ballclub, fill a role and add depth, Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said. With Lucas, he is a guy who is throwing the ball well. He has been around a little bit, had some experience and he has been on a little bit of a roll.Harrell, 31, fills an immediate need in the rotation, with his turn coming up Sunday against the Royals. Harrell has gone 2-2 with a 3.38 ERA in five starts for the Braves this season.He has the capability of keeping us in the ballgame, manager Jeff Banister said.Alvarez is a hard-throwing lefty with 3.00 ERA with 28 strikeouts and five walks in 15 innings. He has held opponents to a .200 batting average.The Rangers did give up highly-regarded power prospect Travis Demeritte. The 21-year-old infielder was hitting .272 with 25 home runs in 88 games for High-Class A High Desert.Daniels added the Rangers arent necessarily done with the trade deadline looming Monday. While the search for arms tops the list, upgrading other facets of the club could be on the table.I wouldnt rule anything out, Daniels said, but pitching is our priority.Texas took the last two of three last weekend in Kansas City and it 6-4 against the Royals since the start of 2015. The teams split four games in Arlington in 2015, but the Rangers are just 5-7 against Kansas City at Globe Life Park since start of 2012.Royals manager Ned Yost held a team meeting before Wednesdays 7-5 win over the Los Angeles Angels to try to ease concerns for a club thats fading in the standings and is inundated with trade rumors.The get-together was quick -- Yost said about two minutes -- and to the point.We know what we have ahead of us, weve known the trials that weve been through in the past and weve known that weve had our backs against the wall before, he told MLB.com. You know that you always come out of it. Just go out, enjoy your teammates and play the game like you did when you were 12 years old. Thats what we do so well when were successful, is we just go out and play hard and have fun doing it. So sometimes you just take a step back and relax a little bit and inch your way out. Dallas Mavericks Jerseys . 1 position. The Mustangs (6-0), who beat Queens 50-31 last weekend, earned 17 first-place votes and 287 points in voting by the Football Reporters of Canada. Western was last ranked first in the country in October 2011. Custom Dallas Mavericks Jerseys . Philadelphia is 2-0 against the Senators this season and scored five goals in each victory. The Flyers recorded a 5-0 win in Ottawa on Nov. 12 and then earned a 5-2 home decision on Nov. 19. The Flyers have claimed three straight and four of the last five encounters with the Sens overall and Philly has won two in a row and three of its past four tests in Canadas capital city. http://www.mavericksteamofficial.info/jose-juan-barea-mavericks-jersey/ . The Masters champion and winner of last weeks Australian PGA has a three-round total of 14-under 199 at Royal Melbourne. "Im in a really good position for tomorrow," Scott said.Celtic manager Ronny Deila claims James Forrests contract snub is no big deal. Deila has not given up all hope of Forrest extending his stay but he admits he looks likely to leave after rejecting a new four-year contract.The Norwegian has worked hard with his medical and sports science staff to get Forrest consistently fit and the 24 year-old has broken the 30-game mark for the first time in four seasons. But he will not take the wingers snub to heart as he said: You can make a big deal out of this. For me, its not a big, big deal.Of course we want to keep Jamesy but this happens all the time in different situations, for different players. We have a lot of players here. Well see what happens during the season.Its not like that there is nothing going to happen. You never know in football, but he has rejected it and we have to take that forward. Forrest was offered a new four-year deal by the Scottish Premiership leaders I havent talked to Jamesy straight about these things. Jamesy is part of this squad, has been here for many, many years. We wanted to keep him here but its an issue between the club and the player.There are always negotiations but we felt the offer was really good. We have stretched so long, but you never know in football.Deila has no problem continuing to play Forrest, whose contract expires at the end of December.We have other players as well who are not on long contracts, he added. They are here to do a job for Celtic, and we keep on going. Deila says contract talks with Forrest could be started up again Its no problem. Jalen Brunson Jersey. But there are a lot of options. Jamesy needs to show his best side for his future and we need the best out of everybody to get our goals as well.Another player rumoured to be heading out of Celtic is Emilio Izaguirre, who has shared left-back duties with teenager Kieran Tierney this season - both of them have made 20 starts.The Honduras manager is reported to have told the full-back he needs to play more often but Deila is adamant the 29 year-old still has a Parkhead future.Of course he has, we cant have one full-back, Deila continued. Yes, he has a future and hes a great player. Emilio Izaguirres Celtic future has also come into question Its tough competition on that side. Everyone can see what KT has done but everyone also respects what Emilio has done for this club. We know we have two very good full-backs. Hes a player we want to keep.I talk with Emilio lots of times. He comes into my office and we talk. Of course he wants to play more, thats for sure. Everybody in that squad wants to play.But its a competition and you never know in football. Something could happen with KT and also he can show in training that he is better. I cant make my decision on what a national team coach is having an opinion on. Also See: Celtic video Celtic fixtures Celtic stats Bet £5 get £20 free ' ' ' 
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