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Record-breaking North Melbourne midfielder Brent Harvey has officially announced his retirement from the AFL at the Kangaroos Syd Baker club champion dinner. Wholesale Ultra Boost NZ For Sale .The 38-year-old, who made his debut against Richmond in 1996, hangs up his boots after playing a AFL/VFL record 432 games for the club he helped to win the 1999 premiership.Harvey scored 518 goals and played in 24 finals matches during a stellar career that saw him named an All-Australian five times.On an emotional evening, in front of a crowd of more than 900 people, North Melbourne skipper Andrew Swallow also announced hell hand over the captaincy for the 2017 campaign.The 29-year-old was first appointed captain in 2012, leading North to three finals campaigns in his four seasons, including two preliminary-final appearances in 2014 and 2015.The Kangaroos have yet to appoint their new captain and leadership group for next year.The club also paid tribute to Drew Petrie, Michael Firrito and Nick Dal Santo, who along with Harvey, werent offered new contracts at the end of last season. Cheap Ultra Boost NZ Free Shipping . Thats about all he can do right now, so hes trying not to think about when he might be able to play again for the Los Angeles Lakers. Cheap Shoes NZ Online . Bradwell was scheduled to become a free agent Tuesday. Born and raised in Toronto, Bradwell is entering his sixth CFL season, with all six played for his hometown Argonauts. http://www.wholesaleultraboostnz.com/ .C. United of Major League Soccer. United chose the defender in the second round of the 2013 MLS re-entry draft. ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Wendell Anderson loved being Minnesotas governor so much that he couldnt wait to get to work in the morning. But when he abandoned the Capitol in a slippery move to get to Washington, voters never forgave the youthful Democrat who just three years earlier won statewide accolades for embodying Minnesotas strengths on an iconic Time magazine cover.Anderson, a handsome Olympic silver medalist in hockey, gave up the job he loved in 1976, resigning so that second-in-command Rudy Perpich could become governor and name him to fill the U.S. Senate seat vacated by newly elected Vice President Walter Mondale. The move was deeply unpopular and voters decisively ousted Anderson two years later in favor of Republican Rudy Boschwitz.Anderson, who died Sunday at 83, was never elected again, though friends said he longed to return to public life.Gov. Mark Daytons office said Anderson died at Our Lady of Peace hospice care in St. Paul.Andersons family issued a statement, calling the former governor many things: A kid from East St. Paul. A Gopher. An Olympian. An elected public servant of the highest order. But above all else he was a Minnesotan. His love for the state and its citizens was second only to his love for his family.Anderson reached the summit of Minnesota politics in 1970 when he won the governors office at age 37.The next year, he pushed through an overhaul of school aid and taxes that became known as the Minnesota miracle. In a special legislative session that stretched more than five months past normal deadlines, Anderson outmaneuvered the conservative-dominated Legislature by rejecting an alternate tax plan he called the old way of doing things. The victory gave him latitude to pursue Democratic priorities such as environmental safeguards, a minimum wage increase and programs for housing, seniors and drug abuse.The outdoorsy governor familiarly known as Wendy landed on the cover of the Aug. 13, 1973 issue of Time, shown hoisting a trophy fish over the headline The Good Life in Minnesota. The story inside called Anderson a Midwestern Kennedy.Anderson brought a star quality to the states top job, with his good-looking blond wife, Mary, and three young children, Amy, Elizabeth and Brett. He appeared in newspaper photographs jogging, hitting a baseball and tromping around in a parka with a fur collar. One Minneapolis Star columnist said he was so good on television that its possible people dont even hear what hes saying. Way back in 1971, press reports said he had a car phone that used radio frequencies for a range of 30 miles from downtown Minneapolis.The son of a ssausage delivery truck driver, Anderson was born on Feb. Ultra Boost NZ Outlet. 1, 1933, in St. Paul, where he grew up on the citys blue-collar East Side. He played hockey at Johnson High School and the University of Minnesota, where he got his law degree while serving in the Legislature. He was an Army infantry officer and won a silver medal as a member of the U.S. hockey team in the 1956 Olympics.He jumped into politics young, winning his first election to the Minnesota House in 1958 when he was just 25 and moving up to the state Senate four years later. He headed Vice President Hubert H. Humphreys Minnesota presidential campaign in 1968 before running for governor in 1970.Anderson crushed his Republican opponent, John Johnson, by a better than 2-to-1 margin to win a second term in 1974. Talk soon began about a future in national politics. Anderson joined the Democratic National Committees executive committee and became chairman of the partys platform committee.Andersons fall began when he resigned as governor on Dec. 26, 1976, to claim Mondales Senate seat.Anderson announced plans to run for the seat in 1978, adding, I dont fear submitting my name to the vote of the people.But the self-appointment was unpopular from the beginning. He apologized in a TV ad, saying, Many tell me it was a mistake, and I accept your judgment. Voters rejected Anderson by a wide margin in 1978, electing Boschwitz instead.It didnt help that he so-called `appointed himself, Boschwitz told The Associated Press on Sunday. It didnt help him, but it could be that the year was just such it wouldnt have made any difference.Friends said Anderson longed to return to the political life, but it wasnt to be. He sought the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Partys endorsement for a rematch with Boschwitz in 1984, but dropped out after finishing last in a field of four. He served on the University of Minnesota Board of Regents, practiced law and pursued business ventures. He also served as Swedens honorary consul to Minnesota. Anderson and his wife, Mary, divorced, and by the early 1990s, his debts made the newspapers. He modeled exercise equipment and a sweatshirt.But his friend, former Democratic Senate Majority Leader Roger Moe, has said Anderson should be remembered for what he accomplished.His tenure as governor will go down in the history books as probably the six most productive years in terms of progressive, forward-looking state government, Moe said.Memorial services are pending, Daytons office said. ' ' '
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NEW YORK -- For the last five years, the top rules experts in golf have come together from around the world to study a jigsaw puzzle. Wholesale NFL Jerseys Sale .Thats what Thomas Pagel of the USGA refers to as the book more commonly known as the Rules of Golf.The purpose of these private meetings essentially is to break up the puzzle and start over so the rules make more sense, without losing sight of the tradition or ethos of a game with six centuries behind it. Sessions can last at least eight hours. The singular goal is to make the rules less complicated.It has not been easy.Everyone wants the game to be simple, but its a complex game, Pagel, the USGAs senior director of rules, said in an interview at the Olympics. You have a little white ball that can and will go anywhere, and the rules try to handle all those situations. Theres always going to be a level of complexity. But how can we modernize the rules so theyre easier to understand and easier to apply so golfers can play confidently that they at least understand the basics?The group is closing in on its first draft.Pagel declined to give a timetable, though USGA executive director Mike Davis said it could be released next year. A modern set of rules is still years away. The development was welcomed by top players who have loads of experience and still cant confidently handle a rules issue without calling an official.Id be behind it 100 percent, Kevin Kisner said. The game is too slow, too hard and theres too many rules. I wouldnt know where to begin with how many rules there should be. I would think as minimal as possible. And we dont need all these dashes and as and bs and cs. Its too confusing.Jordan Spieth recalls getting a Rules of Golf book at a junior tournament with instructions to keep it in his bag for quick reference.I never opened it, he said.Neither did Dustin Johnson. He lost out on a chance to win the 2010 PGA Championship for grounding his club in sand that he didnt realize was a bunker. And he won the U.S. Open this year at Oakmont by playing the final seven holes without knowing if he would have to add one penalty stroke to his score.Hes not sure reading the book would have helped.The USGA sends you that rule book, but I dont think its ever made it out from the envelope to the trash can, Johnson said. There so many rules that dont make any sense. They could make it a lot simpler and a lot better.If only it were that simple.You cant change one piece because the tentacles ... its going to break something else, he said. Its tough to handle something in isolation. So lets look at everything, step back and take the puzzle part and see where we can make improvements.The result could be the most comprehensive overhaul of the rules, which in this case might shrink the book.The first set of rules was published in 1744, but that was specific to one club. As golf grew, and the number of clubs increased, so did the rules. The Royal & Ancient took over and produced a set of rules in 1899, which the USGA adopted. The R&A and USGA issued the first joint code of rules in 1952, and there were significant changes in 1984. Not to be overlooked is the Decisions on the Rules of Golf, which amounts to a Q&A of specific incidents.The most recent edition has 1,200 decisions.I dont like the size of the book, but its one of those deals where you try to address the questions that come up, Pagel said. In the future, how can you provide guidance to committees so they can get to the correct answers without having 1,200 Q&As? And thats one of our objectives.The first draft will be made available to everyone, from recreational players to tour administrators to rules gurus. What will follow surely will be the largest comment period ever for the R&A and USGA. This is a book that impacts millions of golfers, Pagel said. They should have the opportunity to comment.And then it will be back to work on the puzzle.Pagel said five years into this project we still havent addressed everything.But we think we can do it more efficiently, perhaps change some outcomes, make them more reasonable and overall simplify the way the rules are written and look at how the rules are delivered, he said. Its still going to look like golf, feel like golf, still have the challenge of golf. Were going to make it easier for golfers to play by the rules and feel comfortable playing by the rules.Golfers want to play by the rules, he said. They just find it challenging at times for the book to allow them to do that. Stitched Nike NFL Jerseys . Catch all the action on TSN2 at 11pm et/8pm pt. The nine-time Big 12 champion Jayhawks are positioning themselves for another title, as they have run out to a flawless 6-0 mark in conference play thus far. Wholesale NFL Jerseys Free Shipping . 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HONOLULU -- Its all about the preparation for Chinwe Okorie and it paid off nicely for her Sunday.Okorie scored 12 of her season-high 18 points in the first half as No. 7 Mississippi State pulled away from Hawaii 66-41 on the final day of the Rainbow Wahine Showdown.The 6-foot-5 senior center shot 8 of 10 from the field and grabbed seven rebounds.Honestly, even before today we prepared really, really hard for games up front and just being in this championship game was an opportunity for us to see how much we need to grow, said Okorie, who averaged 12 points and 7.3 rebounds in Mississippi States three games in Honolulu.Bulldogs coach Vic Schaefer praised the play of the Lagos, Nigeria nativeChinwe had a monster game, so I was proud of her, Schaefer said. Shes come a long way. If you could have seen her three years ago, she couldnt walk and chew gum at the same time, so shes really made big strides.Victoria Vivians, the tournaments most outstanding player, scored 10 points for the Bulldogs (7-0).It was the lowing scoring output of the season for Hawaii, which shot just 32 percent from the field and 17 percent (2 of 12) on 3-pointers.Mississippi State opened the game with an 11-0 run and led by as many as 24 points.Sarah Toeaina and Briana Harris had 11 points apiece for the Rainbow Wahine (2-5).Mississippi State held a 33-19 lead at halftime.BIG PICTUREMississippi State: The Bulldogs, who returned all five starters and 90 percent of their scoring from a season ago, did well to build depth in their three games in Honolulu. All 13 players that saw court time scored in an 88-51 win over San Jose State Saturday and all 13 played at least two minutes against Hawaii Sunday.I wanted to work on building our depth and building some of the kids confidence and we were able to do that and obvioously thats going to pay off for us down the line, Schaefer said. Cheap Jerseys From China. Hawaii: The Rainbow Wahine, who have dropped three straight games, posted a 21-win season and went to their first NCAA Tournament since 1998 last year, but returned just two starters from that team. Against the veteran-laden Bulldogs, they started three freshmen, a sophomore and a junior.Im not worried about the three (losses) in a row, Hawaii coach Laura Beeman said. Its about our overall record, its about us getting better, which we did tonight.TURNING POINTHawaii took its only lead at 15-13 on Julissa Tagos layup with 8:44 left in the second quarter. However, Dominique Dillingham answered with a 3-pointer from the left wing that ignited a 17-0 Mississippi State run that gave them a commanding 30-15 lead with 2:02 left in the half.STAT OF THE NIGHTThe teams combined for 50 turnovers, 30 of them by the Rainbow Wahine, who had 18 by halftime.We knew we were going to turn the ball over, but 30 times is excessive by any standard, Beeman said. A lot of those were unforced errors, offensive fouls that we need to get under control. Against the number seven team in the country you have to have composure.HE SAID ITWe do have tremendous depth, especially at guard, but it is nice to have two aircraft carriers in there that you can use as well, Schaefer said of his center duo of 6-foot-5 Okorie and 6-7 Teaira McCowan.UP NEXTMississippi State, which is off to its best start to a season since it opened the 2014-15 season with 18 straight wins, will next play at Iowa State Saturday.Hawaii, which is off to its worst start since it opened the 2012-13 season 2-6, will play at No. 9 UCLA Sunday. ' ' '
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TROON, Scotland -- Perks come with being a major winner, as Danny Willett is discovering. Cheap Vans UK .Take last week, for example. The Masters champion started it in the Royal Box at Wimbledon watching Andy Murray and Roger Federer play, and ended it as a special guest at the British Grand Prix at Silverstone. On Monday of British Open week, Willett was shooting penalty kicks at a soccer stadium near Royal Troon.Now its time for Willett to focus on his day job.Since his win at Augusta National in April, Willett has played five events and had one top-10 finish -- a third place at the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth. He has missed the cut in his last two tournaments, the BMW International Open in Germany and the French Open.Two days before the British Open, Willett said he has had a brutally honest conversation with himself as he looks to rediscover his form.You got to go back to basics and realize what got you there in the first place, Willett said. Are you working out enough? Have you been putting enough time in? Have you been dedicating yourself properly? Weve had a couple moments in the last month or so where were trying to get back on track now, getting back up and working as hard and for longer hours than what we have done in previous months, previous years.Not that he regrets getting out of the golf bubble from time to time, as he did Monday when he attended a promotional event that involved taking penalties and hitting balls from the stands at Ibrox -- the home of Scottish soccer club Rangers.Willett particularly enjoys mixing with other sports stars, finding out what makes them tick and how they handle competing at the top of their profession.Being in that environment, I think it puts a different spin on our sport and what we do and how hard we work, Willett said. We get caught up in our own little bubbles at time. As golfers we travel the world and play week to week, traveling together, and very rarely do you get to see other people around in their working environment.A former top-ranked amateur, Willett was always destined for the top in golf and he had his first real taste of going close at a major at the British Open last year at St. Andrews. Willett was second after two rounds after shooting 66 and 69 and then played the final round with Zach Johnson, who went on to lift the claret jug after a playoff.It was good to be able to see that first-hand and see how he handled the pressure, Willett said. Just seeing how it unfolded and how he played was good for me and a learning experience.Willett took that experience to Augusta this year, holding himself together after Jordan Spieth hit two balls into the water at No. 12 to become an unlikely winner of the Masters. Now he finds himself at the center of attention wherever he goes and the crowds are sure to be following him at Troon.The 28-year-old Englishman said he spent two or three days in bed last week because of illness, but will be 100 percent by the first round Thursday.Being British, Willett said, this is one you want to get your hands on. Discount Vans Shoes UK . Collaros, 25, was solid last season, posting a 5-2 record as the starter while incumbent Ricky Ray was injured. Collaros also started Torontos 23-20 regular-season finale loss to Montreal — Ray didnt dress because the Argos had already clinched first in the East Division — but was one of three quarterbacks to play that day. Cheap Shoes UK . -- An ugly goal by Nick Bonino helped the Anaheim Ducks overcome the defensive-minded Phoenix Coyotes on a night when their ragged power play continued to struggle. http://www.clearancevansuk.com/ . Pence singled in the winning run with no outs in the ninth inning to give the Giants a 7-6 victory over the San Diego Padres on Sunday. RIO DE JANEIRO -- Max Holt did a little bit of everything. At the net, digging balls from just off the floor, finishing points with big, leaping swings.He and David Lee stuffed the Italians with stellar blocking. Setter Micah Christenson contributed his own blocks and even a kill to end the third set. Matt Anderson, Aaron Russell and Taylor Sander provided power hitting from every corner.Mighty Italy just had a little more in a match that will surely become an Olympic volleyball classic.For nearly 2 1/2 hours Friday, the young, overachieving Americans stayed with an Italian group that U.S. coach John Speraw considers the worlds most talented and destined for gold in Brazil.The Americans, who began the tournament with an 0-2 start that included a loss to Italy 10 days earlier, ran off four straight victories before falling in a riveting five-set semifinal that Italy won 30-28, 26-28, 9-25, 25-22, 15-9.This team fought the entire time, Lee said. Losing that first set made us fight even harder. We couldnt sustain that same level we had in the second and third to put the team out in the fourth set. We had an advantage in the fourth, we had a small lull in energy and thats when they came back, and they have such good servers that team can come back at any time and be back in a game. You can never count them out.The Italians will play for gold Sunday against Brazil, which defeated defending Olympic champion Russia 25-21, 25-22, 25-17 in Fridays other semifinal. Brazil will be playing in its fourth straight final and will be looking for its first gold since 2004 in Athens. Italy won the bronze in 2012 in London.It was strange. There was a really strong force inside us telling us, `Dont give up, keep fighting, Italys Ivan Zaytsev said.His team fought, all right. Afterward, the players fell to the floor, piling on each other.Lee brought his American teammates into a huddle for an embrace. Then Anderson and Sander clapped to the crowd as the U.S. waited at the net to shake hands with the winners. Vans Shoes UK From China. In the fifth set, Osmany Juantorena served an ace for a 12-8 lead and Russell let a ball drop as Holt covered his face with his shirt.After an embarrassing third-set flop, Italy forced a deciding fifth set by closing the fourth on a 6-0 run -- getting three straight aces by Zaytsev, including the next-to-last point that was initially called long but overturned on review for set point.Today, the teams have played more than a match, Italy coach Gianlorenzo Blengini said.The American men have eight first-time Olympians.Im really sad this team didnt make it because theyre so good and they deserved to be in the final, said Lee, who won gold in Beijing eight years ago and is in his third Olympics. I dont care about how old they are. Theyre fighters.Italy ended the American mens gold-medal aspirations for a second straight Olympics. The U.S. will play for bronze, just like the top-ranked American women, who lost in five sets to Serbia on Thursday.The intensity of Fridays match was captured in a wild first set in which the Americans had five set points. With the score 25-25, Italys Massimo Colaci made a lunging, one-handed get from the ground before teammate Filippo Lanza sent the ball over the net from his knees near the baseline to keep the rally going.The score was tied again, at 28. Russell signaled that Italy captain Emanuele Birarellis serve was going out and let the ball drop. Italys players rushed the net to argue to referee Arturo di Giacomo of Belgium, contending the Americans touched the ball. He overruled the call and what had gone to a 29-28 lead for the U.S. suddenly turned to 29-28 for Italy, which won the set 30-28.My players gave it everything that they could today. I couldnt ask any more, Speraw said. I almost feel today we need to mourn. ' ' '
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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. Wholesale Air Max 1 Canada . -- Tom Crean knew there was one thing No. 13 Indiana couldnt have Sunday ?? a letdown.So with the fourth game of the week looming, the Hoosiers coach made some changes. He installed some new plays, urged players to fight through the fatigue and encouraged them to have some win.Winning made it even better. Robert Johnson had and seven rebounds and DeRon Davis scored 14 points to lead the Hoosiers past Southeast Missouri State for an 83-55 victory.In a week like this where you have these numerous games, its real easy to go vanilla with the game plan, Crean said. I dont believe in that. So we put a couple of things in yesterday and this morning that were a little different. It makes them be a little more aware and alert.Eventually, Creans strategy worked well enough to produce the Hoosiers fourth straight win, all this week.But whether it was the rugged stretch, the lack of a big-time opponent, the absence of high-energy forward OG Anunoby (ankle) or something else, Indiana (7-1) wasnt itself. Instead of pushing the tempo with quick passes early, the offense bogged down and repeatedly went deep into the shot clock. The result: 18 turnovers and 7 of 20 on 3-pointers.I think it was pretty tough, four games in eight days or whatever it was, Johnson said. I think it was a really big jump for our young guys, and I thought it was a good week for us.Denzel Mahoney led Southeast Missouri State (4-4) with 16 points, and Antonius Cleveland had 13.Indiana took advantage of Southeast Missouri States early shooting struggles to jump to a 17-2 lead. After the Redhawks closed to 26-21 late in the half, Indiana closed it on a 13-5 run then opened the second half on an 11-4 spurt to make it 50-30 with 15:51 to play.The Redhawks never seriously challenged again.Southeast Missouri State shot a season-low 31.3 percent from the field, went more than 8 minutes in the second half without a basket and finished with its lowest point total this season.I think what happens when a team like Southeast Missouri State plays a ranked team thats really good, like Indiana, is that guys think they have to come in and make extraordinary plays and really what you need to do is just make simple plays, Redhawks coach Rick Ray said. Where you need to be extraordinary is on the defensive end.BIG PICTURESoutheast Missouri State: The Redhawks are 0-9 against Big Ten teams and 0-13 against ranked teams. This loss, coupled with Illinois 81-62 victory on Nov. 11, demonstrates how far they must go to really compete with college basketballs big boys.Indiana: Sure, this win was expected long before the Hoosiers stepped on the floor Sunday. But after the stumble in Fort Wayne and a sluggish first half, Indiana proved it can overcome fatigue and adversity and still win. Expect the Hoosiers to start climbing in the rankings again this week.BUMPING UPCrean drew laughter in the first half when he decided to chest bump preseason All-American center Thomas Bryant after he tried to run down a ball. Bryant took only two shots from the field, making one, but had 10 rebound, seven points, three assists and four blocks. And Crean had a reason for the chest bump.I would say Juwan (Morgan) and Thomas and Robert, they have been on point and on a mission since the middle of the week a week ago to take the lead, Crean said. So he (Bryant) just needed a reminder that its OK to have some fun.UP NEXTSoutheast Missouri State: The Redhawks return home to take on a more manageable opponent Wednesday, in-state rival Missouri State.Indiana: The Hoosiers get a well-deserved break before suiting up Saturday when they host Houston Baptist.---More AP college basketball: www.collegebasketball.ap.org and https://twitter.com/AP-Top25 . Cheap Air Max 1 Canada For Sale . -- Matt Ryan needed one of the best games of his career to lead the Falcons and their depleted offence out of their three-game losing streak last week. Clearance Air Max 1 Canada Online . 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. http://www.discountairmax1canada.com/ . With the short-handed Warriors needing help from someone -- anyone -- to stop a three-game skid, ONeal returned from right knee and groin injuries that had sidelined him for four games and put up season highs with 18 points and eight rebounds. It was just enough to help lift Golden State to a 102-101 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday night. TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Nick Saban doesnt want No. 1 Alabama taking a step backward in performance no matter the opponent.The Crimson Tide coach paraphrased a well-known movie line to drive that point home leading up to Saturdays game against FCS team Chattanooga.I think that this week the old `Shawshank Redemption statement, youre either busy living or youre busy dying, Saban said. You know, it kind of means youre not going to stay the same. From my perspective, were either going to get better or were going to get worse. Were probably not going to stay the same.The same would probably get it done for the Tide (10-0, No. 1 CFP), which has won 22 straight games and already clinched a spot in the Southeastern Conference championship game.Chattanooga (8-2) is the 11th-ranked team in the FCS but now must face a team loaded with NFL prospects.I think everybody knows this is the best team in the country, Mocs coach Russ Huesman said. Our players know they have tremendous players and I know they have tremendous coaches. Very smart people there. Watching film, theyre not only athletic, but they do things right in all phases of the game.The reality is that this game is a respite from Alabama before facing No. 18 Auburn in the Iron Bowl and then heading to the Atlanta to play for the league title and most likely a shot at a third straight playoff berth.FBS teams certainly havent been putting up much fight against the Tide in the last two months. In fact, Alabama has allowed just three points in the last nine quarters dating back to the Texas A&M game, including a 51-3 win over Mississippi State.---Some other things to know about the Chattanooga-Alabama game:STANDING ALONE: With a win, Saban would break a tie with Ohio States Woody HHayes and Florida States Bobby Bowden for the most victories coaching a top-ranked team. Air Max 1 Canada Sale. Saban is 40-5, as is Bowden. Hayes went 40-4-1 with No. 1 teams.PASS RUSHERS: Alabama has some of the SECs top pass rushers in defensive end Jonathan Allen and linebackers Tim Williams and Ryan Anderson. Chattanooga DE Keionta Davis leads the Southern Conference with eight sacks and has 28.5 in his career. It really looks like no one in the country can pass block against that line, Mocs guard Corey Levin said. So well have to try and get the ball out quicker.DEFENSIVE SCORES: Alabama has gone a whopping two games without scoring a non-offensive touchdown, but still leads the nation with 12. Defensive back Lucas Webb has returned three interceptions for touchdowns in his career and Chattanooga has scored a Southern Conference-best 19 defensive touchdowns since Huesman took over in 2009.HOMECOMING: Webb is from suburban Tuscaloosa and is a two-time All-Southern Conference performer. He said hell have some 20 family members at the game. Its a lot different from growing up when youre cheering for them as a team, Webb said. So its a little different when you come in there and want to do your best and try to beat that team.ALABAMAS RIGHT GUARD: Its the only spot in Alabamas lineup with any real uncertainty, since former starter Alphonse Taylor remains out and may not return after missing four games following a concussion. Senior Korren Kirven logged his first start against Mississippi State. 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PARIS -- Paris Saint-Germain must find a way to eradicate the sloppy errors that keep resurfacing to stand any chance of winning the Champions League. Authentic Basketball Shoes NZ .Tuesdays scrappy 2-2 home draw with unheralded Ludogorets meant that PSG qualified in second place in Group A -- two points behind Arsenal, which won 4-1 away to Swiss side Basel.To guarantee top spot, PSG needed to beat a team that had not won any of its previous five group games. Instead, the French club needed an equalizer from winger Angel Di Maria in the second minute of injury time to avoid a hugely embarrassing defeat.Within moments, club president Nasser Al-Khelaifi made it clear his players are falling well short of expectations.First place was our target (and) we were first before the match, he said on beIN Sports television. Were very disappointed with the result and the quality of our performance. I was expecting more from the players.It was Al-Khelaifi who took the shock decision to fire coach Laurent Blanc in the summer, despite Blanc winning back-to-back domestic trebles. Al-Khelaifis reasoning was that Blanc fell short in Europe, with PSG going out in the quarterfinals for the fourth straight season.He replaced Blanc with Unai Emery, who guided Sevilla to three straight Europa League titles.Yet PSG is no better in attack than last season, and defending has got worse.Of course I am worried, Emery said. The team is conceding a lot of goals at the moment.Dutch forward Virgil Misidjan scored in the 15th minute and Brazilian forward Wanderson made it 2-1 in the 68th, shortly after Edinson Cavani had leveled for PSG.PSGs shortcomings at the back are too glaring for a team hoping to win Europes biggest club trophy.Following a mistake by midfielder Thiago Motta, Misidjan headed the Bulgarian league leaders in front and PSGs players were jeered off at halftime.Cavani equalized in the 61st with an overhead kick from close range after Ludogorets had failed to clear Di Marias cross from the right. It was Cavanis sixth goal of the campaign so far and the Uruguay striker appears full of confidence.The defense is not, having leaked goals in a 3-0 loss away to Montpellier in the French league last weekend.Brazil defender Marquinhos clumsily lost possession when receiving a throw-in. He turned his back on play, allowing Brazilian Jonathan Cafu to steal the ball off him and burst down the left, before pulling it back to Wanderson to finish with a low drive.PSG beat Basel 3-0 in its previous home game but it was far more difficult than the result suggested, with Basel missing several chances.This time, Ludogorets punished PSGs mistakes to secure third place -- a point above Basel -- and a spot in the Europa League.Nobody should underestimate us in the Europa League, Ludogorets midfielder Svetoslav Dyakov said.There was no excuse for the sloppiness that led to Ludogorets opener from a player of Mottas experience.The 34-year-old Italy international, who has played for Barcelona and Inter Milan, committed the most basic of errors when he failed to look up properly as he passed out from the edge of the penalty area, hoping to find winger Hatem Ben Arfa.The pass was easily intercepted and the ball quickly fed to left back Natanael, who scored when Ludogorets lost 3-1 at home to PSG in September. Natanaels curling cross from the left found Misidjans downward header.At least PSG was still creating chances.Center back Thiago Silva headed against the post in the 35th following a corner, and moments later Di Marias shot from 25 meters out drew a leaping save from goalkeeper Vladislav Stoyanov.Silva hit the woodwork again in the second half before Di Marias goal, which was set up by left back Layvin Kurzawa -- one of three substitutes introduced in the last 10 minutes.By then, Emery had left it too late.Considering the gulf in funding between the sides -- PSG has invested heavily in players since Qatari investors QSI took charge in June 2011 -- PSGs performance was way below par.There are no excuses, midfielder Blaise Matuidi said. We must be aware that we need to do better. Basketball Shoes NZ For Sale . The 43-year-old closer, in his 19th and final big league season, has said hed like to play the outfield. Yankees manager Joe Girardi says hes thinking about allowing Rivera to do it this weekend, when the Yankees finish their season with a three-game series at the Houston Astros. Wholesale Nike Shoes NZ . Michell Burger, a woman who lives on an estate next to Pistorius gated community, said she and her husband were awoken by the screams in the pre-dawn hours of Feb. 14 last year, when Pistorius killed Reeva Steenkamp by shooting four times through a door in his bathroom. http://www.basketballshoessalenz.com/ . -- If Henry Burris has his way, he will be the starting quarterback to lead the Hamilton Tiger-Cats back to the Grey Cup next year. New York coach Bill Laimbeer wants his first-place Liberty to close out the first half of the regular season like theyre in the playoffs, beginning with Wednesdays 11:30 a.m. ET tipoff against the struggling Washington Mystics at Verizon Center.We take every game like a playoff game, Laimbeer told the Libertys website. We scrape out as many wins as possible. We dont blow teams out. We just try to win any way we can, and these games will be no exception.With two games left before the monthlong Olympic break, the Liberty (17-7) sit atop the Eastern Conference standings, 4.5 games ahead of the second-place Atlanta Dream. New York is third in the overall league standings, behind the Los Angeles Sparks and Minnesota Lynx. The top eight teams, regardless of conference, qualify for the postseason.The Mystics (9-13) have lost five straight games and are desperate to turn things around ahead of the break. They are coming off an 80-51 blowout loss at Seattle on Friday and have lost three consecutive meetings with the Liberty, including an 87-76 defeat at home in the first game of the season.New York star Tina CCharles scored 24 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in the season-opening win over the Mystics. Cheap Nike Basketball Shoes NZ. Charles now has 13 double-doubles on the season and has emerged as a leading MVP candidate.Washington did not have sparkplug guard Ivory Latta in the loss to New York, but shell play Wednesday against the Liberty. Charles says Latta is a difference-maker for the Mystics.The first go around they didnt have Ivory Latta, Charles said. So I know she poses a threat and holds their unit together.This is the first of back-to-back games for the Liberty before the Olympic break. New York returns to Madison Square Garden on Thursday to host the Indiana Fever.Weve been pushing and grinding for a long time right now, and the ends in sight, Laimbeer said. Back-to-back games unfortunately, but games that we can win, but also playing teams desperate for playoff position.The Mystics close out the first half of the season at home against the Sparks, who own the best record in the WNBA. ' ' ' 
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Sir Alex Ferguson believes Pep Guardiola will struggle to replicate the success he had at Barcelona when he takes charge of Manchester City. Wholesale Nike Air Force 1 NZ . The current Bayern Munich head coach, who won 14 major honours in four seasons at the Camp Nou, is set to replace Manuel Pellegrini at the Etihad Stadium at the end of the season.The former Manchester United manager admits Guardiolas appointment is a coup for his former cross-city rivals, with the Spaniards tenacious work ethic, coaching ability and trademark style of play revered across Europe. However, speaking exclusively to Sky Sports, Ferguson fears the demands of Premier League football may stifle Guardiolas influence.Without question Pep has got a fantastic work ethic about him, he demands that from all of his training sessions, he said.Anyone who thinks theyre not going to work hard at City wont last long. He has got great coaching ability, there is no doubt about that. Guardiola achieved unrivalled success during his three-year spell at Barcelona Man City have made a real coup in getting him but Pep wont find it easy, English football is not easy.Every foreign coach that has come to England will tell you that. Arsene Wenger was talking about that a few months after coming and even Jose Mourinho was.Pep will be a success but I dont think hell ever replicate what he did at Barcelona because that was a high standard - they were the best. Guardiolas Barceona team was the greatest, according to Ferguson This seasons Premier League campaign has seen the established clubs dominance challenged like never before, with Leicester City and Tottenhams surprise emergence as genuine title contenders.Ferguson expects a reaction from the so called big clubs next season, just as he managed to do in response to successful campaigns from Blackburn, Arsenal, Chelsea and City during his tenure at Old Trafford.And it is for that reason Ferguson feels Guardiola is not guaranteed immediate success at Eastlands. Pep won’t find it easy, English football is not easy. There is no guarantee Man City can win the league. That’s the beauty of the Premier League. Sir Alex Ferguson You have to ask what the big clubs are going to do, he added.If you take my time at United, when Chelsea and Jose came on the scene, in the first two years they had quick starts, so I had to accept that challenge.Thats what you have to do when youre a big club. Arsenal, Liverpool and the other clubs have to accept the challenge when they are not good enough.Theyll have their own ambitions and will be desperate to win the league next season as much as City, so Pep there is not a guarantee they can win the league.Thats the beauty of our league. Arsenal, City, Liverpool, Chelsea, Tottenham will want to do something and now, of course, Leicester City are there. Whos to say they cant win it next season? Also See: Fergie: Leicester deserve title Pep clearout at City? Alonso: Pep ahead of his time Man City video Cheap Nike Shoes NZ . SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. Discount Nike Air Force 1 NZ . Each of Houstons starters scored in double figures as the Rockets improved to 2-0 against the Spurs this season, with both victories coming on the road. They also moved within 3 1/2 games of San Antonio (22-7) for the lead the Southwest Division. http://www.nikeairforce1salenz.com/ .ca. Kerry,  Just watched the shootout in the Coyotes/Leafs game and I have to ask, why was the James van Riemsdyk goal allowed to count?  All of the video replays we were shown on TV were inconclusive about whether the puck had entirely crossed the line or not. BROSSARD, Quebec -- Goaltender Carey Price will miss the Montreal Canadiens regular-season opener because he has the flu, the team announced Wednesday.Al Montoya is expected to be in goal when the Canadiens face the Sabres in Buffalo on Thursday night.Price, who has not played an NHL game since he injured a knee on Nov. 25, missed a third straight day of practice with the illness. He will not travel to Buffalo with the team. There was noo word on whether he will be ready to face the Senators in Ottawa on Saturday. Nike Air Force 1 NZ Outlet. The Canadiens will call up a goaltender, either Charlie Lindgren or Zach Fucale, from the St. Johns IceCaps later Wednesday.Last seasons backup, Mike Condon, was claimed off waivers by the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday. ' ' ' 
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MINNESOTA (5-1) at CHICAGO (1-6)Monday, 8:30 p. Wholesale Adidas NMD Canada .m. EST, ESPNOPENING LINE -- Vikings by 5RECORD VS. SPREAD -- Minnesota 5-1, Chicago 1-6SERIES RECORD -- Minnesota leads 57-51-2LAST MEETING -- Vikings beat Bears 38-17, Dec. 20, 2015LAST WEEK -- Vikings lost to Philadelphia 21-10; Bears lost to Green Bay 26-10AP PRO32 RANKING -- Vikings No. 5, Bears No. 30VIKINGS OFFENSE -- OVERALL (31), RUSH (31), PASS (26).VIKINGS DEFENSE -- OVERALL (1), RUSH (3), PASS (4).BEARS OFFENSE -- OVERALL (16T), RUSH (25), PASS (11).BEARS DEFENSE -- OVERALL (12), RUSH (17), PASS (16).STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES -- Minnesota, one of four teams with one loss or less, was last to lose in NFL this season. ... Vikings tied for league lead with average of 14 points allowed, fewest through six games for this franchise since 1988. ... Vikings lead NFL in turnover margin (plus-11) and turnovers forced (16). ... Minnesota allowing 222 yards a game passing, 81.7 rushing. ... Without RB Adrian Peterson, Minnesota struggling to run ball, ahead of only Giants in NFL. ... Vikings trying to win consecutive road games against Bears for first time since 1999-2000. ... QB Sam Bradford was sacked six times, lost two of his four fumbles and threw interception against former team last week. ... With Thursday night game last week and bye coming up, this is Chicagos lone game in 23-day span. ... Bears are averaging league-low 15.9 points. ... Chicago is one of four teams with one win or less. ... Bears are off to worst start since 2000 team dropped seven of first eight. ... With QB Brian Hoyer breaking left arm against Green Bay, Jay Cutler back after missing past five games because of sprained right thumb. Cutler is 8-5 in 13 career starts against Vikings, his most victories against any team, with 26 TD passes and 14 interceptions and average of 234.5 yards passing per game. Hes 6-1 at Soldier Field against Minnesota. ... RB Jordan Howard ranks second among NFL rookies with 352 yards rushing. ... Rookie LB Leonard Floyd coming off two-sack game against Green Bay, first multi-sack game of career. ... K Connor Barth is 9 of 12 on field goals. ... Fantasy Tip: Expect more from Bears WR Alshon Jeffery with Cutler more likely to go deep than Hoyer. Jeffery averaged 100.5 yards receiving with Cutler starting first two games. In five with Hoyer, he averaged 63.8.---AP NFL website: http://www.pro32.ap.org and http://twitter.com/AP-NFL Adidas NMD Canada From China . 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. Discount NMD Canada . Perez, 35, posted a 1-2 record with a 3.69 earned-run average in 19 relief appearances last season. His season ended Aug. 9 due to a torn ligament in his left elbow. Perez joins infielder Andy LaRoche and catcher Mike Nickeas with minor-league agreements for 2014 that include invitations to attend spring training. http://www.nmdsalecanada.com/ . -- Jakob Silfverberg is making himself right at home with the Anaheim Ducks, scoring four goals in his first four games. SOELDEN, Austria -- Olympic and world downhill champion Tina Maze says she will retire after competing in one more race -- on home soil in January.The 33-year-old Slovenian says her last World Cup race will be the giant slalom in Maribor on Jan. 7.I am really happy with what Ive achieved. I dont feel the need to compete at such a high level anymore, Maze said.Having set the record for most World Cup points in a single season while taking the overall title in 2013, Maze took a year off from racing last season, prompting speculation aabout her career. Adidas Shoes Canada Outlet. I was always thinking about it, Maze said of retirement. I have a big motivation to compete one last time in front of my home crowd. Now I live by the day.Maze, however, did not rule out defending her world downhill title in St. Moritz in FebruaryThe four-time Olympian won 26 World Cup races and 13 medals at major championships, including two golds at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. ' ' ' 
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Australia have been bundled out of the Rio Olympic mens rugby sevens tournament by South Africa in a 22-5 quarter-final defeat. Clearance Nike React NZ .The BlitzBoks superior speed and strength at the breakdown were key ingredients in their four-tries-to-one victory at Deodoro Stadium on Wednesday night.Australia only qualified for the knockout stages by upsetting the second-seeded South Africans 12-5 in their make-or-break final pool match on Wednesday morning.But the world No.4 will consider their Games campaign a failure after missing the medal matches.We put a whole lot of hard work in over the last two years and to bow out so early is obviously shattering, said Australia captain Ed Jenkins.I thought we bounced back well from yesterdays performance to stay alive but it was a completely different South African side which fronted up today for that last game.Australia appeared the most at risk of being bundled out before the knockout stages following a poor start on day one and?the loss of playmaker Lewis Holland.?However, they were able to respond with a 12-5 win over the same South African side that would eventually knock them out of the tournament later in the day.The gutsy win was secured when veteran James Stannard, moving into Hollands five-eighth role, made a crucial turnover near fulltime to ensure progression to the last eight.New Zealand have not fared much better in its quest for sevens gold.The injury-plagued gold medal contenders, playing uncharacteristically slowly and without rhythm, had a nervous wait after falling 21-19 to unbeaten Great Britain.Down 21-0 at halftime, it appeared the Olympics were over for the All Blacks Sevens before rallying with three tries.Shocked by rugby minnows Japan on day one, they only qualified on for-and-against differential by one point thanks to Fijis efforts to hold out a spirited USA.Needing Fiji to beat the Americans by five points or more, the Kiwi side watched USA take a 14-12 lead early in the second half before the top seeds scored two quick tries.New Zealands reward is a quarter-final clash with Fiji in what many had predicted to be Thursday nights gold medal game.Despite its poor form, the New Zealanders still believe they have enough fire power to take gold.Sam Dickson, who sparked the fightback against the Brits, said their performances to lose to both Japan and GB have been really disappointing.In the other quarterfinals, France play Japan and Argentina meet Great Britain. Wholesale Nike Shoes NZ .J. Jefferson has been charged with assaulting his girlfriend. Authentic Nike React NZ From China .5 seconds to play in the game, Kevin Love never stopped believing that they would come out of there with a win. http://www.wholesalenikereactnz.com/ .C. -- Rodney Hood connected from all over the court while freshman Jabari Parker was busy swatting shots and scoring in transition.Thierry Henry has described the level of expectation at Valencia as not normal following the sacking of Gary Neville. The former Manchester United defender took over at the Spanish club - his first full-time managerial role - in December, but was axed this week after only four months in charge.He enjoyed only 10 wins in 28 games - including a nine-game win-less streak in La Liga - and the club are currently only six points above the relegation zone. But Henry, who won two La Liga titles with Barcelona, felt the club and its supporters put unrealistic demands on Neville.The level of expectation at Valencia is not normal, he told Sky Sports.Its not normal because their fans and the press over there expect that team to be battling with Real Madrid and Barcelona when we all know they are not in that bracket yet.Thats where he was going. He was going to a team where if you dont play good football and you dont wain straight away, the fans are going to have a little go at you. After being sacked as Valencia manager, we look back at Gary Nevilles time in Spain During his time in charge, Neville guided Valencia to the semi-finals of the Copa del Rey and produced a thumping 10-0 aggregate win over Rapid Vienna in the Europa League. Discount Nike React NZ. But after finishing fourth last season, Henry felt the supporters demanded better results in the Spanish league.I think its difficult, he added. Skys Spanish football expert, Guillem Balague, gives an insight into why Valencia sacked Gary Neville as their manager When you look at his overall stats, its 10 wins and 11 defeats, which is not that bad. Its just that in the league it didnt happen for him.Valencia is a big club with a big stadium and big fans, but the level of expectation sometimes doesnt match the team that they have.It was always going to be difficult for him. Also See: Bale backs Neville Nevilles Valencia story Nevilles reign in quotes Balague on Neville ' ' ' 
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Last season, the Calgary Flames were dead last in even-strength save percentage at . Authentic Adidas Canada .911. No matter how many good, young players a team has, its almost impossible to overcome inconsistent goaltending.Ultimately, it cost 2015 Jack Adams winner Bob Hartley his job and led to a revamp in goal by GM Brad Treliving which should push the Flames back into playoff contention.After deciding the price for Ben Bishop was too high, the Flames have turned to Brian Elliott to turn that save percentage around. It was a wise choice.The Blues were No. 4 overall in team save percentage last season, and Elliott led the league with a .930 save percentage.Its exciting. We get Elliott but also [Chad] Johnson, center Sean Monahan?said. Two solid goalies. I think deep down we have a good team. We didnt show it last year -- sometimes the NHL is tough. Those kind of years cant happen. Im looking forward to a fresh start.Elliott will miss playing in a Ken Hitchcock system but is the kind of competitor who will look at his opportunity in Calgary as a chance to prove hes more than a system goalie and that St. Louis made the wrong choice in going with Jake Allen.Hes somebody who wants to be that guy to take a team, Monahan said. I think hes excited about it.Best new facesAlong with trading for Elliott, the Flames did well to get Chad Johnson signed to a very reasonable one-year deal worth $1.7 million. Johnson had a .920 save percentage last year in 45 games with the?Buffalo Sabres and has an above-average .917 save percentage in 101 career games with the New York Rangers, Arizona Coyotes, Boston Bruins, New York Islanders and Sabres. Elliott is used to sharing time in St. Louis, and the 31-year-old has only eclipsed the 50-start plateau once in his NHL career. Johnson solidifies the position for the Flames.The addition of Troy Brouwer gives the Flames more size on the wing and a veteran presence in the dressing room. Players on the Blues raved about how Brouwer immediately fit in last season in St. Louis and was entrenched as a team leader by the time the playoffs rolled around. He also scored huge goals during the Blues run to the Western Conference finals, finishing with eight postseason goals.Its exciting. Hes a big body, he can skate well, Monahan said. When you have people who are good people in the dressing room, that makes your team better. He works hard, goes to the dirty areas.Biggest unknownsTreliving took a bit of a risk when he chose Glen Gulutzan as Hartleys replacement behind the bench. Until last season, Hartley maximized results with the roster he was given, somehow advancing the Flames to the second round of the playoffs in 2015. But the Flames were also consistently near the bottom of the NHL in possession, and thats a tough way to consistently win.A system change in Calgary should help fix that problem, and the Flames certainly have the horses both on defense and at forward to play a puck-possession game, if thats where Gulutzan is headed. But, unlike Hartley, he doesnt have a lot of head-coaching experience or a track record of winning. Treliving is a smart guy and didnt make this hire lightly, but until Gulutzan proves himself consistently as an NHL head coach, there will be questions as to whether or not he was the right hire.Sure thingsFor the sake of this preview, were going to assume Johnny Gaudreau gets signed. These things have a way of working themselves out. And one thing Flames fans had to love was the performance Gaudreau turned in during the World Cup. If there was any doubt before, that Gaudreau could play his game against the best competition in the world, he ended it.Hes Calgarys version of Patrick Kane, and on a World Cup team that featured generational stars like Connor McDavid and Auston Matthews, Gaudreau proved he belonged, using his speed consistently to spring odd-man rushes. He also showed a willingness to go into traffic around the net to score goals.He scored a career-high 30 goals last season, and if he gets signed and plays a full season, he should top that number this year.PredictionPropelled by improved goaltending, the Flames will return to the playoffs by securing a wild-card spot. If, however, the Gaudreau holdout works itself into the regular season, all bets are off. Discount Adidas Canada Shoes .ca NHL Power Rankings for the second straight week, ahead of the Pittsburgh Penguins and Colorado Avalanche. Clearance Adidas Canada For Sale . After a first half in which he thought "the lid was on the basket," the Toronto Raptors coach watched his squad mount a second half surge to defeat the Cleveland Cavaliers 98-91. http://www.adidasshoessalecanada.com/ . Numbers Game looks into the Canadiens securing the services of Thomas Vanek in a trade with the New York Islanders. The Canadiens Get: LW Thomas Vanek and a conditional fifth-round pick.The Columbus Blue Jackets have agreed to terms with unrestricted free agent forward Nathan Horton on a seven-year contract, $37.1 million deal. The deal has an average annual value of $5.3 million per season. The 28-year-old Welland, Ont. native spent the last three seasons of his nine-year NHL career with the Boston Bruins. In 2012-13, Horton scored 13 goals and nine assists in 43 games. He also added eight goals and 17 points in 22 playoff games helping the Bruins reach the Stanley Cup Final. Adidas Canada Outlet. For his career, Horton has appeared in 591 NHL games, tallying 198 goals and 402 points. He was drafted third overall by the Florida Panthers and spent the first six years of his career with the team. He was traded to Boston in 2010 and won the Stanley Cup in his first season with the Bruins. Horton earned $5.5 million in 2012-13, the last year of a six-year deal that carried a cap hit of $4 million. ' ' ' 
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WASHINGTON -- Just as John Wall and the Wizards were seemingly taking steps in the right direction, Washingtons defense melted down against the Heat in Miami. Wholesale Adidas Shoes Ireland .Now Wall and company must open a three-game homestand against a Charlotte Hornets squad that typically gets the job of guarding their opponents done right.The Wizards (9-14) fell 112-101 Monday night in Miami despite 59 points combined from Wall and Bradley Beal. The Heat, who entered the game 28th in scoring, used the pick-and-roll prowess of guard Goran Dragic and big man Hassan Whiteside to befuddle Washington. Dragic scored a season-high 34 points as Miami shot 51 percent from the field and outscored Washington 31-19 in the fourth quarter.It was just a back-and-forth game going into the fourth quarter, Wall said. We kept chipping away and making runs, but when we got those stops we needed we didnt convert on the other end. That kind of hurt us.This struggle came after back-to-back stingy defensive efforts for the Wizards, who held the Milwaukee Bucks without a point for over four minutes late in the fourth quarter of a 110-105 home victory Saturday. Washington had won two straight and three of four before Mondays setback.I think well figure it out, Beal said of the defensive issues. From here on out, its a learning lesson. Never really dealt with the four-man or five, at the time, playing pick-and-roll and handling the ball, playing small the way they were. We just have to find a will to win. Thats all it is at the end of the day. We just got to do whatever it takes to get the win.Typically, the Hornets, sixth overall in field goal percentage defense (43.8), use their defense for success. Their 110-94 road loss at the Indiana Pacers on Monday was not one of those nights. The Pacers sank 17 of 36 from 3-point range and pulled away in the fourth quarter behind 22 points from All-Star Paul George.They started the fourth quarter on like an 8-2 or 10-2 run, and then Paul George just took over at the end, just like he did in their game Saturday night, Charlotte coach Steve Clifford said. Our coverage on George really wasnt bad. I mean, he is a terrific player and a tough cover.It was also tough for the Hornets to make any shots. Charlotte shot 33 percent from the field in its second straight loss after three wins in a row.We just missed a lot of open shots, forward Nic Batum said, Those are shots we are used to making. This is a good team on defense, but still, we missed some open shots we need to make. We actually had the lead in the third quarter, and we have to keep it.Kemba Walker scored a season-low 12 points in the loss, well below his season average of 22.8. Its possible another rough night is on deck for the point guard. Walker averaged 18.3 points in four games against Washington last season, but shot only 39.4 percent from the field.The Wizards and Hornets split four games last season. Authentic Yeezys Shoes Ireland . 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. Yeezys Shoes Ireland . - Oakland Raiders running back Rashad Jennings was speaking to a group of local high school students earlier this week when the conversation turned to the importance of being prepared when opportunities in life arise. http://www.yeezysaleireland.com/ . Bjorn, who had a 36-hole total of 8-under 134, made a testing six-foot putt to save par on the 16th and a birdie on the 17th before bogeying the final hole after a misjudged approach shot. American Kevin Streelman was in second place after shooting a 69. SEATTLE -- Fair or not, quarterbacks Ryan Tannehill and Russell Wilson will always be linked, the result of being selected in the same NFL draft and the positions they play. Tannehill was selected eighth overall by Miami, while Wilson went 67 selections later to Seattle and the opposite corner of the country.For a period on Sunday, it appeared Tannehill was going to get the better of Wilson. In a career where Wilson has garnered the most success, Tannehill was on the cusp of winning on Seattles home field.Just as quick, that opportunity for the Dolphins to pull off a stunning upset to open the season was gone at the hands of Wilson as Seattle rallied in the closing seconds for a 12-10 win over Miami.Playing through an ankle injury suffered in the third quarter, Wilson took Seattle 75 yards the final time the ball was in his hands. The Seahawks converted a pair of fourth downs on the drive and capped the winning march with a 2-yard touchdown pass to Doug Baldwin with 31 seconds left.Another game-winning drive for Wilson to add to his resume, but one that wasnt expected against the Dolphins.Without question, hes great at it. Hes just great at it, Seattle coach Pete Carroll said.Tannehill did his part in the fourth quarter, leading the Dolphins 86 yards and bulling in from the 2 to take a 10-6 lead with 4:08 remaining.What is yet to be decided is how well Tannehill and the rest of Miamis offense will function under new head coach Adam Gase. Was the three quarters of struggles on Sunday the result of the opponent or issues adapting to Gases system? The surge in the fourth quarter clearly provided optimism that Tannehill has a chance to thrive.Every time he came off a series he just said `What do we got to do now? Gase said. What was really big for us as far as this being our first go as a group was, lets not be the group that pointing fingers and complaining about something that happened. Lets be the group thats finding solutions on the sidelines and I felt like thats what that group was doing.Heres what else to know from Seattles late rally to knock off the Dolphins:ANKLE WATCH : Plenty of attention will now be placed on Wilsons right ankle. He was injured being sacked by Ndamukong Suh in the third quarter, appeaaring to get accidentally stepped on and twisting the ankle awkwardly. Discount Yeezys Shoes Ireland. Wilson said he has no doubts hell be able to play next week against Los Angeles, but it may be an issue that lingers into Seattles bye in Week 5AREA OF CONCERN: Seattle felt good about the progress of its offensive line through training camp. Then it was thrown into flux this week when rookie guard Germain Ifedi went down with an ankle injury. Veteran JMarcus Webb stepped in on Sunday for Ifedi and the results were mixed facing one of the best defensive lines in the NFL. Wilson was sacked three times and hit nine times. The Seahawks run game struggled to establish a rhythm, though they combined to rush for 112 yards between Christine Michael, Thomas Rawls and Wilson.The challenge doesnt get any easier next week taking on the Rams.DOMINANT LINE: If Miami isnt in the conversation among the best defensive lines in the NFL it needs to be there. The additions of Mario Williams and Jason Jones and the return of Cameron Wake give the Dolphins depth to be disruptive around Suh. The Dolphins could have used Williams on Seattles final drive. Williams was out of the game going through concussion protocol.FOSTER HOPE: Arian Foster had flashes of his old burst in his Miami debut. Foster had a 50-yard catch-and-run reception, but finding room in the running game was difficult. Foster was held 38 yards and 13 carries and no rush longer than 9 yards.MARSHS MARK: Its worth noting the contribution of Seattle reserve linebacker Cassius Marsh, who blocked Andrew Franks 27-yard field goal attempt in the third quarter and sacked Tannehill in the closing seconds.With Mike Morgan winning the starting outside linebacker job, the Seahawks needed someone to inherit Morgans role on special teams. That looks to be Marsh, who had three special teams tackles along with the field goal block.I was going out there and trying to take advantage of every opportunity I had on every play. I was able to make some big plays for the team, Marsh said.---Online:AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and AP NFL Twitter feed: https://twitter.com/AP-NFL ' ' ' 
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