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LOUISVILLE, Ky. Chris Mazza Jersey . -- The NCAA accused Louisville of four serious violations and criticized coach Rick Pitino for failing to monitor a former basketball staffer who hired escorts and strippers for sex parties with recruits and players.The governing bodys report Thursday didnt mention a lack of institutional control -- considered the most serious violation in some cases.Pitino disputed the finding that he did not monitor Andree McGee, saying his tendency is to over-monitor. If anything, the coach said he was guilty of trusting someone to tell him what was going on.This man (McGee) made a mistake and we apologize for his mistakes, he said during a news conference. Pitino has denied knowledge of the alleged violations.The NCAAs letter is the first step in a process that could extend into next spring. Louisville has 90 days to respond.The letter culminates an inquiry that began with the publication last October of Katina Powells book, Breaking Cardinal Rules: Basketball and the Escort Queen.Powell wrote that McGee paid her $10,000 for strippers to perform 22 shows from 2010-14 -- a period that includes Louisvilles NCAA 2012-13 championship season -- with many occurring in the players Billy Minardi Hall dormitory. The building is named for Pitinos brother-in-law, who died in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in New York.Compliance consultant Chuck Smrt, hired by the school to investigate the allegations, said he did not think vacating records was appropriate as a penalty but noted there is precedent.The NCAAs letter lists the value of the impermissible/extra benefits as at least $5,400 and cites multiple instances in which McGee hired strippers to dance and have sex with recruits.Louisville already has imposed its own penalties. The most severe one was announced Feb. 5 -- a postseason ban after the school determined violations occurred. A month later, the school announced the reduction of two scholarships and the number of days staffers could recruit.Neville Pinto, the universitys acting president, and athletic director Tom Jurich said the NCAAs findings align with the results of the schools investigation. He said the school would fight the charge against Pitino.Improper activities took place in a dormitory that never should have occurred, they said in a statement. When the facts were established, we acted. We took appropriate punitive and corrective actions. The penalties we imposed were among the most severe penalties ever self-imposed by a NCAA member.Those self-imposed penalties were taken as a way of possibly lessening NCAA discipline and follows measures used by Syracuse and SMU. NCAA punishment went further in those cases, with nine-game suspensions each this past season for Hall of Fame coaches Jim Boeheim and now-retired Larry Brown.It remains unclear if the NCAA will take the same step with Pitino. Jurich made clear the schools intent to defend the allegation and show-cause order against Pitino and said he could not have known what occurred in the dorm because if he caught a whiff of what was going on, theres no question hed hit the roof.Jurich went further in the schools planned defense of the coach, saying we dont agree with it and we will dispute it.The NCAAs 20-page letter dated Oct. 17 alleges that McGee provided benefits to at least 17 recruits and players, two non-scholastic coaches and one friend of a prospect during that period. Names of the players were redacted in the report.McGee did not cooperate with NCAA investigators and is subject to a show-cause order for two violations. McGees attorney, Scott C. Cox, had no comment.Smrt said the vast majority of the activities occurred with prospects on official or unofficial visits at Louisville. He declined to say how many eventually enrolled at the school, adding that would be getting into the specifics of the case.Former Louisville assistant Brandon Williams, who hadnt been previously mentioned, is also cited in the letter for failing to provide requested phone records to NCAA enforcement staff.Lawyer Steve Thompson of Nixon Peabody, the firm hired by the school as outside counsel, said the violation is unrelated to the core allegations. Pitino said Williams had no relationship with McGee.The action by the NCAA has cast a shadow over one of the countrys most prominent basketball schools and led to several investigations, including ones by the Louisville police department and the Commonwealths Attorneys Office. Pitino has said in recent interviews he believes Louisvilles self-imposed penalties suggested by the compliance consultant should be enough to satisfy the NCAA.Jurich reiterated the programs steps to address the allegations from the moment the school became aware of them. He and Pitino also said the program has taken additional measures to improve security and compliance to ensure the violations arent repeated.For now, the school must prepare its defense before waiting to see what the NCAAs final word will be. Jerry Koosman Jersey . The Browns coaching search remains incomplete. Ed Lynch Jersey . -- Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson asked his players a simple question during Fridays morning shootaround: How many of them had ever been on a team 14 games over . https://www.cheapmetsjerseys.us/640l-fernando-tatis-jersey-mets.html . The CFLs leading rusher kept adding to his gaudy numbers this season and scored the winning touchdown with just over two minutes to play. The New Westminster, B.C., native plowed three yards into the end zone for the last score of a heated, see-saw battle between the two teams with the best records in the CFL.The winners and losers at Magic Weekend plus the build-up to one of the greatest sporting rivalries on Earth, State of Origin, feature in Set of Six. The Magic of Newcastle A record 68,276 fans turned up at St James Park over the two days to cheer on their teams as once again Magic Weekend delivered.The Dacia Magic Weekend has been an incredible success this year and once again rugby league fans have turned out in force, creating an incredible atmosphere and helping to make this one of the most memorable weekends in the events history, said Rugby Football League chief executive Nigel Wood.Plans will be starting soon for Magic Weekend 2017 with Newcastle the favourite to host the event for a third year in a row.The event has been taken to Cardiff, Edinburgh and Manchester since it was first held in 2007 and officials say a decision on the venue for next year will be made following a review in the coming months.Hull FC in pole position Hull derby action from St James Park as Hull FC take on Hull KR as part of Magic Weekend On the field, Hull FC stormed to the top of the Super League table with a 28-16 win over Hull KR. The Black and Whites went into Magic Weekend level on points with Warrington and Catalans, but with the Wolves losing to Cas and Wakefield downing the Dragons - more on those later - Hull FC battled back from 16-10 down to claim a 10th win from their last 11 games and top the table.Derbies always bring out the best of teams, but Hull KR coach James Webster believes that their fierce rivals are the real deal.They are a good team - a good fast team - and have a massive squad that is fully fit, he said. Do I expect them to be pushing for [the title]? One hundred per cent.That one pointer Highlights of Wakefield Wildcats match against Catalans Dragons at St James Park in the first part of a Sunday triple-header in Magic Weekend Was that the most important drop-goal in Wakefields history? That remarkable one pointer from Jacob Miller earned the Wildcats a dramatic 25-24 win over Catalans Dragons.It was their third successive victory which moved them up to sixth on the Super League table. And Wakey coach Chris Chester believes they are just three wins away from securing a place in the Super 8s.That is some achievement from a side who were bottom of the table when the Super League split into the play-offs last season.As for Millers drop-goal: I thought he had no chance, to be honest, but I am pleased he got it through the posts, said Chester.Castleford bounce back Highlights from the Magic Weekend match between Warrington and Castleford It was a weekend of comebacks as Cas also fought back from 14-0 down to earn a stunning 34-14 win against Warrington. Marcus Stroman Jersey. It was a fantastic display of attacking rugby from the Tigers as Denny Solomona and Luke Dorn scored two tries against a Wolves side who pride themselves on their defence.This is the second week in a row that Warrington have conceded more than 30 points following their 36-28 defeat to Wakefield and they would have left Newcastle a tad concerned. No such concerns for Cas though who will be confident ahead of Thursdays clash with Wigan, live on Sky Sports.What next for Leeds and McDermott? Highlights from the Magic Weekend match between Leeds and Wigan Another side who would have been happy to see the back of St James Park was Leeds who succumbed to their 12th defeat in 15 Super League matches. This time it was Wigan handing out the punishment - a 40-8 loss that has heaped even more pressure on coach Brian McDermott.McDermott has not given up and still believes his side can turn things around but concedes the 2015 treble champions may be out of the Grand Final running.As weeks go by and you keep losing games, your objectives shift, McDermott told the Yorkshire Evening Post.I dont know whether I am giving up on the Grand Final. I dont think I am, but numerically we just might be out of touch at the moment.But I want to mix with and train with and work with and pretty much live with a group of men who just give it absolutely everything each week.State of OriginOne of the greatest sporting rivalries in the world is set to kick-off again in 2016 as Queensland and New South Wales have announced their teams.The first of the three match series will take place June 1 at the ANZ Stadium in Sydney with the second on June 22 and the third and final game on July 13.Queensland are the defending champions and have stuck with a winning team with only two new faces - Broncos winger Corey Oates and Cowboys centre Justin ONeil getting the nod.NSW have rung the changes from the side that was destroyed 52-6 in game three last year.Blues coach Laurie Daley has called rookies Adam Reynolds, Matt Moylan Josh Mansour, Dylan Walker and Tyson Frizell into his 19-man squad.We have a couple of players in doubt, we dont have to name a team for a while, so we will see how it goes, Daley told Australian Associated Press.One player who should be able to take his spot in Origin 1 is Robbie Farah who is confident he will have recovered from concussion.It is just a matter of resting up and making sure that I am fully recovered, he said. I am feeling good and looking forward to preparing well for next Wednesday. Also See: Allgood charged after ref row Tempers flare in Hull derby Newcastle works its Magic Follow @SkySportsRL ' ' ' 
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CINCINNATI -- The highest preseason ranking in Xaviers history was met with a shrug in the locker room. Cheap Vans Sk8 Hi Shoes . These Musketeers have gotten accustomed to the breakthroughs.No. 7 Xavier put together one of the finest seasons in its history, one that ended with one of its biggest disappointments. A second-round loss to Wisconsin during the NCAA Tournament ended the run prematurely. And now, the Musketeers are back for an encore.We talked about it as a team, guard J.P. Macura said. We figured were going to come back stronger this year and kind of put it past us.Xavier returns the nucleus of a team that went 28-6, was ranked No. 5 for five weeks -- the highest ranking in school history -- and finished second behind Villanova in the Big East. The Musketeers went 6-1 against Top 25 teams and 3-0 against Top 10 teams, and got the first NCAA No. 2 seed in school history.Their burst into national prominence prepared them for more of the same.Weve already had that experience, going through it for a year, junior guard Trevon Bluiett said. Its kind of like we know what to expect rather than just running around like chickens. I think last year definitely prepared us for this year.The Musketeers return four of their top six scorers in Bluiett (15.1 points per game), Myles Davis (10.8), point guard Edmond Sumner (11) and Macura (9.4). Davis, a senior guard, is suspended indefinitely while facing misdemeanor charges alleging he damaged his former girlfriends property.Their biggest loss is on the front line. Forwards James Farr and Jalen Reynolds combined for more than 14 rebounds per game last season. Itll be more of a group effort this time around.Were going to look different, coach Chris Mack said. Thats what college basketball is all about. We may not have one or two guys like a year ago who average close to double figures.Some things to watch:QUICKER BLUIETT: The 6-foot-6 guard dropped his weight from 217 pounds to 194 in the offseason, trying to add quickness and strength. His teammates and coaches have noticed a difference in practice.Whats changed is his ability to sustain his level of play, Mack said. It does make him quicker, so Id like to see him add an ability to get to the rim more than he has in years past. If anything, it should give Trevon the ability to sustain the level of play.SUMNER GROWS UP: Sumner averaged 3.6 assists as a redshirt freshman last season. He showed an ability to dash past defenders for acrobatic moves to the hoop but too often took a difficult shot instead of passing. His charging call set up Wisconsins winning shot in the tournament. Hes more of a vocal leader in practice and showing a more rounded game.When he gets to the rim, he makes better decisions, Mack said. He doesnt force shots. Hes finding those (open) guys really, really well.GATES REHAB: The Musketeers are looking for 6-foot-8 sophomore forward Kaiser Gates to grow into a big role after averaging 10 minutes, 3.2 points and 2.6 rebounds last season. He tore cartilage in his left knee and had surgery on Oct. 21. Hes expected back on the court in about two weeks.NEWCOMERS: Senior forward RaShid Gaston sat out last season after transferring from Norfolk State. Forward Malcolm Bernard, a graduate student from Florida A&M, also will help. Freshman guards Tyrique Jones and Quentin Goodin will ease into playing time.I would say Tyrique Jones has kind of stood out because hes a freshman but hes not playing like a freshman, Bluiett said. We need him to play a big role for us. One other guy that stands out to me is Malcolm. 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Topics this week include what couldve been with Drew Brees and the Chargers, the London coaching curse, Terrelle Pryors emergence in Cleveland, and more.Could Broncos use Siemian as trade bait?Denver is playing like a world champion in large part because quarterback Trevor Siemian is playing like Peyton Manning.Just compare Siemians first three games this season to Mannings first three games last season.Through three games in 2016, Siemian has thrown for five touchdowns, three interceptions and 756 yards.Through three games last season, Manning threw for five touchdowns, three interceptions and 755 yards.The big statistical difference between Siemian and Manning is a mere one passing yard.As if that werent enough, Siemian also has leapfrogged former Broncos and current Texans quarterback Brock Osweiler, whom he played and studied behind last season.But Siemian also is having other unintended beneficial consequences for Denver. The better he plays, the longer he allows the Broncos to sit rookie first-round pick Paxton Lynch. Denver already thought Lynch was good enough to start this season, sooner rather than later, but there is no need now for the Broncos to rush him along, not when Siemian is playing at a Manning-like level.Plus, if Siemian continues to make plays and impress the league -- and the next chance comes Sunday in Tampa against the Buccaneers -- its fair to wonder if he could become trade bait, with another team in need of a starter making an attractive-enough offer to pry him loose from Denver. As it stands now, the Broncos have a starting quarterback who has impressed them, a quarterback waiting in the wings to impress them, and the answers on how to best go about replacing one of the greatest players in NFL history.-- Adam SchefterWhat if Drew Brees had re-signed with Chargers?Former San Diego Chargers great RB LaDainian Tomlinson is fond of?both of his ex-quarterbacks, Drew Brees and Philip Rivers, but he cant shake one belief.If Drew had been our quarterback [in 2006], we would have won the Super Bowl, said Tomlinson, a lock for the Hall of Fame ?There were a lot of circumstances that were in play -- obviously, Drews injury right at the end of the [2005] season and the front office wasnt willing to make the [financial] commitment to keep him.To be fair, there were questions about Brees future after a devastating shoulder injury in the final game of the 2005 season. General manager A.J. Smith said the team wanted to re-sign Brees, a pending free agent, but conveyed that business is business. Brees signed with the Saints that offseason and hasnt missed a start because of the injury since.Tomlinson said his thoughts will resurface this week when Brees and the Saints travel Sunday to San Diego to play Rivers and the Chargers.Tomlinsons conviction is not shaken even when its pointed out he was the leagues MVP as the Chargers had their best season (14-2) in 2006 during Rivers first year as a starter. They lost a dramatic 27-24 AFC divisional home playoff game to the Patriots.Philip hadnt played enough [just 64 snaps while Brees was the starter] to get it done at that time, Tomlinson said.Rivers arrived in 2004 because the Chargers finished with the NFLs worst record (4-12) during the 03 season when Brees?had overtaken Doug Flutie as the starter. Tomlinson remembers a discussion that coach Marty Schottenheimer had with team leaders about the franchises inclination to use the drafts No. 1 pick on another quarterback: Eli Manning, Philip Rivers or Ben Roethlisberger.?I remember Marty talked to the core team leaders about who we might want as a quarterback because the front office wasnt convinced at that time Drew was a franchise guy, Tomlinson said. I wanted to stick with Drew and build a better team around us. If they were going to draft a QB, I remember I wanted Ben. And when Philip ended being the guy, I saw why they liked him. ... But?Drew was just coming into his own and he had very unique leadership abilities that we all saw on that team.Tomlinson became more firm in those beliefs during that 2004 offseason after Rivers had a prolonged contract negotiation that cost him a good portion of his rookie training camp and preseason and relegated him to backup duty for two years behind Brees.Drew was never going to relinquish that job -- it became his team, said Tomlinson, an NFL Network analyst. I mean, they both may end up in the Hall of Fame but at that time, Ill say it again: If Drew had been our quarterback, we would have won the Super Bowl [in 2006]. A lot of guys on the team felt that way about Drew. It was so unfortunate.For the record, the Colts won the Super Bowl in the 2006 season with Peyton Manning. The Steelers won the Super Bowl in the 2005 season with Roethlisberger, who soon won a second ring. Eli Manning won the first of two Super Bowls in the 2007 season with the Giants. Brees won a Super Bowl with the Saints. ?The gifted, competitive Rivers has been shut out, perhaps victim of another circumstance in which Schottenheimer was fired after the 14-2 season that also haunts Tomlinson.?We lost our discipline when Marty left, Tomlinson said. That didnt help anyone, including Philip.-- Chris MortensenWatch out Gus Bradley, theres history to losing in LondonFor almost anyone who has done it before, a trip to London is a great adventure. For NFL coaches, it has been an ominous sign.Of the 14 previous NFL games played in London dating back to 2007, two head coaches have been fired right after their teams lost in London, and eight in total have been fired in the same season their teams played there.A loss in LLondon usually has meant a looooong flight home, and a quick departure once on the ground. Vans Shoes Clearance Sale. Two seasons ago, the Raiders fired coach Dennis Allen after the team returned from London.Last season, the Dolphins fired coach Joe Philbin after the team returned from London, and the Lions did the same later in the season with general manager Martin Mayhew and team president Tom Lewand.And now, the NFL is headed back to London this week, with the 0-3 Jacksonville Jaguars and coach Gus Bradley hosting the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday morning.Bradley is one of the leagues nicest and most respected men. But his team is winless and struggling. The Jaguars are good enough to turn it around, and Bradley is a good enough coach to right this team. But should Jacksonville lose Sunday and fall to 0-4, Bradley could be in as much trouble as Philbin was last year and Allen the year before.Nobody wants Bradley to lose his job. But for now, he must go to London, which has been a bad omen for the head coaches who have gone before him.--?Adam SchefterPryors Bolt-like athleticism on full displayCleveland Browns receiver Terrelle Pryor was the last draft pick made under the regime of the late, great Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis. Even though Pryor was a quarterback, Davis coveted speed and athleticism. In fact, if Olympic gold medalist sprinter Usain Bolt was ever truly tempted to play football, few would doubt that Davis would have provided an opportunity.Ironically, Pryors name was privately mentioned in the same sentence with Bolt?by then-Raiders legendary strength and conditioning coach Al Miller back in 2013 after Pryor had a 93-yard touchdown run against the Steelers, the longest scoring run ever by an NFL quarterback.He had a lot of physical and running attributes similar to Usain Bolt when I watched him, said Miller, who is now enjoying retirement. Obviously, Im not saying he would beat Usain Bolt in a race but Pryors gait and his stride length was unbelievable. He had another gear past that 30- or 40-yard mark. He was strong and rhythmical. He was pliable and had no joint or mobility issues. Fabulous athlete. Im not surprised what hes doing. If hes embraced [receiver], then hes capable of some pretty remarkable things.The Raiders used a future 2012 third-round pick in the 2011 supplemental draft on Pryor after the Ohio State quarterback was ruled ineligible for the 2011 college football season. Davis passed away less than two months later on Oct. 8.?As a quarterback, Pryor had accuracy issues, but he flashed his athleticism with the Raiders. He finally focused on his conversion to receiver for the Browns and he caught eight passes for 144 yards this past Sunday against the Dolphins. But with Clevelands quarterback issues, Browns coach Hue Jackson also gave him some snaps at quarterback. Pryor passed for 35 yards and rushed for 25 yards while spelling rookie QB Cody Kessler.-- Chris MortensenCowboys Gregory continues to rehabSuspended Cowboys defensive end Randy Gregory is out of rehab in Massachusetts, but hes still receiving and will continue to receive regular treatment in Dallas, according to a league source, so his rehab is not over.But those who know Gregory insist he has been clean for more than four months and is doing as well as he has in recent memory. He has changed his attitude and priorities, added weight, worked out regularly and impressed the people around him, who believe he has turned a corner in his personal life.They acknowledge that there still is work to do, and it always will be a battle, but with Gregory continuing to address his personal demons with the help he needs, they believe he can be a significant factor for the Cowboys once he is allowed to return to football.-- Adam SchefterEmptying out the notebookThe Packers can get used to being home; their next road game is not until Oct. 30 at Atlanta. So after being home Sunday for the Week 3 win against Detroit and having the bye this week, they get the Giants at home on Sunday night, the Cowboys in Green Bay the week after, and the Bears the week after. Mark down a full month of being at home for the Packers.Dolphins tight end Jordan Cameron scheduled a visit with Dr. Micky Collins at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, a leading facility for the diagnosis, evaluation and management of brain trauma. Cameron left Sundays game against the Browns with his fourth known concussion.Interesting side note to recent Hall of Fame nominee Clark Shaughnessy: His grandson is Grateful Dead drummer Bill Kreutzmann. There arent too many men who have been nominated or selected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame who have a relative in the Grateful Dead.Phil Simms, former Giants QB and Super Bowl MVP, said Broncos QB Trevor Siemian caught his eye just watching practice last season before he was doing a CBS broadcast. Simms: I said, Wow, does he throw it with ease and accuracy, almost a perfect spiral every time. Hes not overpowering but he has plenty of arm. He throws it with anticipation into tight windows. When I heard he would be allowed to compete for the starters job this offseason, I gave him every bit of a 50-50 chance to win that job.These are the kind of things that can make a coach feel old: Back in 1993, when Bill Belichick coached the Cleveland Browns, John Derby was one of his linebackers in training camp. John Derby is the father of A.J. Derby, now a tight end for Belichick and the Patriots.--?Adam Schefter and?Chris Mortensen ' ' ' 
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RIO DE JANEIRO -- With weightlifting once again hit by a doping scandal, China won two Olympic gold medals in the sport on Tuesday. Bobby Brown Jersey Signed .Deng Wei and Shi Zhiyong won their events hours after one of the top female lifters, Lin Tzu-Chi of Taiwan, was forced to withdraw from the competition because of an abnormal doping test.Deng won the womens 63-kilogram category, setting a world record total of 262 kilograms. The previous record holder was Lin.Because this is my first Olympic Games, I was quite nervous, Deng said. But I set my goal to break the world record before coming to Rio, so this is actually within my expectations.Later in the day, Shi continued Chinas success by winning the mens 69kg class.In addition to Lins withdrawal, the International Olympic Committee disqualified two lifters from past Olympics for positive retests of samples from the 2008 and 2012 Games. One is from Turkey and the other from Armenia, but neither won a medal.That followed months of scandals in the sport which depleted the field for the womens 63kg. Defending champion Maiya Maneza of Kazakhstan missed the Olympics after failing a drug test, while two of the top four from last years world championships were also out for doping-related reasons.Deng took advantage, hoisting 147 kilograms in the clean and jerk and 115 in the snatch for her world-record total of 262. Dengs clean and jerk lift also broke her own world record by 1 kilo.Choe Hyo Sim of North Korea took silver and Karina Goricheva of Kazakhstan earned bronze.I am going to try harder to win gold next time, Choe said. I am not happy with the result. I could have tried much harder.Because of the doping situation in the sport, fourth-place finisher Mercedes Isabel Perez of Colombia said she might yet win a medal.We have to wait for the doping tests, Perez said, chuckling. Who knows? Being fourth is the best because if something happens, Ill just climb on that podium.Shi won the other gold for China by lifting 162 kilos in the snatch and 190 in the clean and jerk for a total of 352.Shi, who shares his name with another Olympic champion Chinese weightlifter, said the older Shi Zhiyong pushed him on to victory.You must deserve this name, respect this name, Shi said he was told. That encouraged me.Daniyar Ismayilov of Turkey, who used to represent Turkmenistan, won silver and said he had been inspired by mass protests which helped to prevent a military coup in his country last month.I felt they were fighting more than me, he said of the protesters. It really motivated me more.Izzat Artykov of Kyrgyzstan won bronze.Weightlifting has been dogged by steroid use for more than 50 years, but better testing techniques have meant bans for more star athletes.Two of the sports superpowers, Russia and Bulgaria, were kicked out of weightlifting at the Rio de Janeiro Games after repeated doping cases. The International Weightlifting Federation had threatened to ban Kazakhstan and Belarus, too, but failed because various doping cases were not processed in time for the Olympics.Results from the past are also in danger because of advances in testing.Besides Manezas gold, Kazakhstan stands to lose four more Olympic victories after failing retests of samples from Beijing and London, including two by Ilya Ilyin, one of the sports biggest stars.Nine Russians from the 2008 and 2012 Games have also failed retesting, all for oral turinabol, a relic of the East German state doping program of the Cold War era.---Associated Press writer Luis Henao contributed to this report. Jimmy Darden Jersey Signed . Ronaldo produced a spectacular individual performance on Tuesday, scoring all three goals and guiding Portugal into the next years World Cup in Brazil with a 3-2 victory in Sweden. 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Bangladesh 265 (Tamim 80, Mahmudullah 62, Shakib 48, Dawlat 4-73, Rashid 2-37, Nabi 2-40) beat Afghanistan 258 (Hashmatullah 72, Shahidi 71, Shakib 2-26, Mashrafe 2-42, Taskin 2-55) by seven runs Scorecard and ball-by-ball details Bangladesh were given a mighty scare, but they somehow managed to fend off Afghanistans challenge to win by seven runs in a tense first ODI in Mirpur. The 1-0 lead was possible through fine slog-overs bowling from Shakib Al Hasan, Taskin Ahmed and Rubel Hossain, who picked up seven wickets between them.Afghanistan were cruising at 190 for 2, with Rahmat Shah and Hashmatullah Shahidi driving their chase in a 144-run third-wicket stand. Once that was broken, with Shakib having Rahmat stumped to become the countrys highest ODI wicket-taker, things fell apart.With 28 runs needed off 24 balls, Shakib kept the game within Bangladeshs reach through a tight one-run over. Taskin followed it up with a two-wicket over that included the scalp of Mohammad Nabi, who had made 30 off 24 balls, off a slower ball. Rubel then gave away eight runs and removed Rashid Khan off the last ball of the next over.It boiled down to 13 off the final over, bowled by Taskin. With the new ball, he was wayward and perhaps a touch nervous upon his return to international cricket after getting his bowling action cleared by the ICC. Now, it was a do-or-die situation, and he responded by removing Mirwais Ashraf with a full delivery off the second ball. He then took his fourth wicket to finish a hard-fought win that could have belonged to Afghanistan had they kept their cool in the last half hour.That they were in with a chance was largely because Bangladesh missed an opportunity to post much more than 265; they lost their last seven wickets for 62, with Mahmudullahs slog sweep that was caught at deep square-leg in the 41st over triggering the slide.Mushfiqur Rahim and Sabbir Rahman then fell to Rashid Khans googlies, leaving Shakib with the task of manoeuvring the final stages of the innings; he eventually fell for a 40-ball 48 in the 48th over. Dawlat Zadran, who was inconsistent in the middle overs, returned to finish with 4 for 73 off 10 overs, while Rashid and Nabi took two wickets each.Bangladeshs platform was built by Tamim Iqbal, who made 80 off 98 balls with nine boundaries. His 83-run second-wicket stand with Imrul Kayes helped them recover from the early loss of Soumya Sarkarr. Fake NBA Jerseys. Tamim, who was dropped on 30 at point off Ashraf, then added 79 runs for the third wicket with Mahmudullah, before an unusual middle-overs slowdown, largely due to the oppressive heat and the slow nature of the surface. He eventually holed out to long-off in the 36th over. Mahmudullah too was given a reprieve on 58 by Afghanistan captain Asghar Stanikzai at cover, but he added just four more. He hit five fours and two sixes in all to give the total a lift.Afghanistans chase didnt take off until Mohammad Shahzad cut loose - he struck Taskin for three successive fours in the sixth over and flicked Mashrafe Mortaza for a six over midwicket - but his dismissal in the seventh over pulled them back. Mashrafe had the last laugh when he found the edge. What followed was an angry send-off, which was perhaps because of the pressure Bangladesh found themselves under all of a sudden.Shakib struck two balls later to trap Shabir Noori lbw to become Bangladeshs joint-highest wicket-taker in ODIs along with Abdur Razzak. He could have taken over the record in the 12th over, but Mushfiqur Rahim couldnt gather a difficult take down the leg-side off Shahidi.Rahmat and Shahidi then rebuilt to bring Afghanistan back into the contest. Once they found a string of boundaries, the confidence showed. Afghanistan signalled intent when Rahmat struck three sixes, over mid-off and midwicket, the third a beautiful pick-up off Rubel Hossain in the 31st over. He even scooped Rubel past fine-leg to leave the 40,000-strong crowd worried.To add to Bangladeshs woes, Shahidi was let off for the second time when Mahmudullah failed to hold on to a chance at deep square-leg in the 40th over off Taijul Islam. Fortunately for Bangladesh, another opportunity came in the next over, which they gleefully accepted as Shakib broke the record for most ODI wickets. Rahmats stumping on 71 ended a stand that, in hindsight, may have proved to be the game-changer.Shahidi then mistimed a slog on 72 and was caught by Soumya Sarkar at deep midwicket in the 44th over. From there on, it was over to Nabi and Asghar Stanikzai to pull off a heist. But on the face of some improved death bowling, the task proved a little too steep. And in a jiffy, an opportunity to record a famous win slipped by. ' ' ' 
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CHARLOTTE, N. Tomas Sandstrom Jersey .C. -- Panthers coach Ron Rivera admits hes hoping for some bad weather on Thursday night.He figures maybe that might help slow down Saints quarterback Drew Brees. Well, that and a seemingly much-improved defense.Brees pounded the Panthers secondary on Oct. 16, throwing for 465 yards and four touchdowns as the Saints built a 21-0 lead and held on to win 41-38 on the Louisiana Superdome turf.In the three games since, Carolinas defense has clamped down, allowing only four combined offensive touchdowns while getting 15 sacks with four takeaways.Carolinas young secondary, which was racked by injuries in the previous meeting, has gotten healthy and is starting to mesh.Drew is a great quarterback and he was able to find those holes, find those mismatches, find the mistakes that were being made on our defense last time, Panthers safety Kurt Coleman said.But we have been able to correct those things over these last few weeks. I feel like our chemistry, the communication aspect that you need as a defense as a whole has been much better.Added Panthers defensive end Kony Ealy: What we had last year was a swagger, and were getting our swagger back.Saints coach Sean Payton said he can see on tape the Panthers are playing with renewed confidence.Theyre playing outstanding defense, Payton said. Their pressure on the quarterback has increased.Said Brees: They thrive on giving you a lot of different looks at times and they have a pressure package, and try to force turnovers.But stopping Brees wont be easy.He is completing nearly 70 percent of passes and has thrown 24 touchdown passes with only seven interceptions. His QB rating is second in the league behind Atlantas Matt Ryan.Some things to watch in Thursday nights game:DOUBTING THOMAS: Saints second-round draft choice Michael Thomas has emerged as the NFLs leading rookie receiver, but is coming off one of his worst games as a pro. He fumbled twice in the fourth quarter -- both resulting in Denver points -- and had a pass ripped from his grasp for an interception in the Saints 25-23 loss to Denver last Sunday. Thomas has been quiet since, disappearing from the locker room after the game and declining to speak with reporters on Tuesday. Emotionally hes great, Brees said. Hes chomping at the bit to get back out there and perform.KICKING THEMSELVES: Major breakdowns on kicks have figured prominently into two Saints losses, including last Sunday. The decisive play in the loss to the Broncos was a blocked extra-point kick that was returned for a defensive 2-point conversion with 1:28 to go. Earlier this season, the Saints had a field goal blocked and returned for a TD in New York against Giants, who pulled out a three-point victory in that game despite not scoring an offensive TD.ON THE MEND: The Panthers are anxious to get two-time All-Pro center Ryan Kalil back on the field after missing the past two games with a shoulder injury. Carolinas running game has struggled in Kalils absence.Panthers quarterback Cam Newton called Kalil his secret jewel, saying he does more for a quarterback than any offensive lineman in the league.Defensively, outside linebacker Shaq Thompson is expected to play after missing two games with a knee injury.NEWTON RUNNING: Newton only ran twice against the Saints on Oct. 16 in his first game back from a concussion. But the mobile QB is expected to see more designed runs this time around against the Saints. Newton carried a season-high 12 times for 54 yards and a touchdown in Carolinas 20-17 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. 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[Farrell and Itoje play in] different positions but are similar kinds of characters in that respect - different in other respects so there are people who have been like him but it has happened really fast for him and everyone thinks the improvement will stop but he doesnt look like he is going to stop.I dont see him stopping. He also has goals of his own - the Lions tour at the end of the summer, I am sure he wont talk about that, he will want to get back in the England squad because he missed the autumn internationals.That is going to be his drive but all of those goals, Maro is a very ambitious young man and his drive will be to get on that Lions tour. ' ' ' 
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. Dominik Kahun Jersey . -- Jimbo Fisher lauded Florida State University President John Thrasher Tuesday for seeing the big picture the day after the school announced the coachs contract extension.Fisher, 77-17 in seven seasons at Florida State, signed a two-year extension that will keep him at the school through the 2024 season. It is the second time in two years Fisher has had his contract redone by Thrasher.Weve really built something really special and I want to continue it for a long time, Fisher said. I think President Thrasher has been awesome with that and seeing the big picture with everything that goes on. He loves it and understands what we do. We understand our importance to this university too and how we represent it and things that go on.Since Fisher took over the program in 2010 after the retirement of Bobby Bowden, Florida State has redone its practice fields, built an indoor facility, overhauled the locker room and added a players lounge.A bigger renovation of Doak Campbell Stadium is a long-term priority but something that is more immediate is adding new athlete dorms along with an athletics academic center. Thrasher said he is hopeful that he can begin adding private funding for that early next year and is hopeful that more concrete plans can be finalized before the fall.Even though he received plenty of questions from reporters about the opening at LSU after Les Miles was fired, Fisher said wasnt asked about it too many times from members of his coaching staff, players or potential recruits.The 10th-ranked Seminoles (9-3) wrapped up the first portion of practices for their Dec. 30 game against No. 6 Michigan in the Orange Bowl. The players are off until Saturday, when they will travel to South Florida and resume preparations.Fisher said he would have preferred spending Christmas in Tallahassee but that the timetable did not work out.Well practice a little bit on Christmas day then well have a dinner that night and everything together like a family and try to spend a lot of time with them, he said. We start school a little bit later than normal, (Jan. 9) so they get back a couple extra days for the holidays. Itll be good to be with them and everybody.---More AP college football: www.collegefootball.ap.org and https://twitter.com/AP-Top25---Follow Joe Reedy on Twitter at www.twitter.com/joereedy Pittsburgh Penguins Shirts . -- Cam Newton pranced into the end zone, placed his hands over his chest and did his familiar Superman pose. Kevin Stevens Jersey . Newcastle dominated in the early stages but City weathered the storm and then raised its game in extra time. Negredo broke the deadlock from close range after a simple move in the 99th minute before Dzeko took the ball round goalkeeper Tim Krul to seal the victory in the 105th. https://www.cheappenguinsjersey.com/1161q-rob-brown-jersey-penguins.html . The 29-year-old from Port Colborne, Ont., has nothing but good things to say about former U.S. marine Liz (Girlrilla) Carmouche ahead of their co-main event Wednesday on the UFCs "Fight for the Troops" televised card in Fort Campbell, Ky. Rhys Webbs autumn series is in doubt after the Wales international suffered suspected ankle ligament damage in their 32-8 defeat to South Africa in Cardiff.The Ospreys scrum-half was replaced by Gareth Davies with 15 minutes remaining after he had his right ankle caught under Australian forward Rob Simmons foot who was tackling Ross Moriarty. He was then stretchered off, with his right ankle in a compression boot and coach Rob Howley gave an update following the game.?Hes being assessed medically, said Howley. Hes been cleared out in the tackle and his ankle has swollen. I dont thhink theres any breakage, but it looks as if ankle ligaments have been damaged in some way. Dave Schultz Jersey. Wales hope to have Jonathan Davies back for the coming game after Howley said he was withdrawn as a precaution as the centre had a tight hamstring.With Jonathan Davies we made a decision that theres a lot of rugby to come. We could have possibly played him today. But we made a common sense decision. Hopefully that makes him available for next weekend. ' ' '
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The RFL have announced Canadian side Toronto Wolfpack will join the Kingstone Press League 1 from 2017. NFL Jerseys Discount . In addition to competing in the UKs third tier competition, Toronto have also been invited to participate in the historic Ladbrokes Challenge Cup in 2017, which celebrates its 120th anniversary next season.The RFL are hoping the historic move can help develop their brand and the sport across North America. It is with great pleasure that I can confirm Toronto Wolfpacks entry into Kingstone Press League League next season, said RFL Chief Executive Nigel Wood.We have worked closely with the Canadian clubs officials and investors in the last few years and have no doubts that Toronto Wolfpack will enhance a competition which has already established a reputation for welcoming new clubs. Toronto calling Rugby league will benefit from Toronto expansion, says Phil Clarke Rugby League has always had a pioneering philosophy throughout its history and this initiative offers further evidence of the sports wide appeal and readiness to embrace innovation.We are looking forward to working with Toronto Wolfpack, who will join us with the unanimous support of our member clubs.Toronto Wolfpack will play home and away fixtures in four or five-match blocks, staying in residential accommodation while in the UK and flying out other teams at their expense for home matches at Lamport Stadium in the Liberty Village area of downtown Toronto.Visiting teams to Lamport Stadium, which is known as The Den, will fly out on a Thursday, play on Saturday and return to Europe on Sunday.Toronto have already recruited a backroom and administrative team with a rich Rugby League pedigree which includes Brian Noble, Paul Rowley and Adam Fogerty, the former St Helens and Halifax player who has been appointed as Chief Executive. The people behind the scenes, the owners, the financial backers and certainly the CEO Eric Perez have moved mountains in 18 months and it was just an opportunity I didnt want to miss. Brian Noble Noble, the former Bradford Bulls and Great Britain coach, has joined the club as Director of Rugby with ex-Leigh Centurions coach Rowley as head coach.Speaking to Sky Sports News HQ, Noble said he took little persuading to grab an opportunity too good to miss.He said: I had a chance meeting with Adam Fogarty and he told me there was a big project going ahead in Canada and asked me if I was interested?A couple of big breakfasts later and i was signed up. The people behind the scenes, the owners, the financial backers and certainly the CEO Eric Perez have moved mountains in 18 months and it was just an opportunity I didnt want to miss.The Wolfpack will commence an ambitious player recruitment campaign over the summer months when their drive to sign talent from sports clubs across North America will be the subject of a reality television series called Last Tackle.  Also See: Rugby League on Sky Fixtures and results Follow @SkySportsRL Pundits Wholesale NFL Jerseys Authentic . Wall made the comment in a speech to a Regina business crowd that included Lesnar.
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LAHAINA, Hawaii -- Chaminades 77-72 victory over Ralph Sampson and top-ranked Virginia in 1982 is widely considered the biggest upset in college basketball history, among the greatest in any sport. Nike Air Max 270 Fake Kaufen .Unlike todays world of 24-hour sports networks, social media and smartphones, the game was played in relative obscurity.Fewer than 4,000 fans, officials, media and team members were inside Blaisdell Center that day. For those who were there, the memory of what happened on Dec. 23, 1982, left the kind of indelible mark that comes with witnessing history.Three of those people -- Silverswords point guard Mark Rodrigues, Washington Post sports writer Michael Wilbon and public address announcer Chuck Williams -- recall the events surrounding that game.---Rodrigues: The year before when we played them, we didnt get beaten too badly, so we were pretty confident, had a bit of cockiness. Everyone is a little bit cocky and we had the mentality that we could beat anyone.Few outside the team gave them much of a shot.Williams: It was really only the die-hard fans there because we probably should have been 40-point underdogs to Virginia. It was going to be a smash.---But the Silverswords had an advantage.Virginia was coming from Tokyo, where it beat Utah and Houston despite Sampson missing both games. He was still sick when the Cavaliers arrived in Hawaii.Wilbon: I was staying in the same Hyatt Regency as Virginia. Ralph was on my floor and with those circle towers, theres not much space between rooms and I could hear Ralph coughing and wheezing. I didnt think Ralph was going to play and there was opportunity for some drama.Wilbon already had a bit of drama while covering Maryland at the Aloha Bowl.Terps defensive back Bobby Gunderman fell and broke his arm on the way to the airport, then somehow ended up flying to Caracas, where he was detained for being a suspected drug dealer. Maryland receiver Mike Lewis also nearly drowned while swimming off Waikiki Beach.Wilbon: My boss, George Solomon, said `Youve already written too many pieces, take the night off. I said, Im not taking the night off. How many chances to see the No. 1 team play in an exotic situation, a different situation, Ralph Sampson already three-time player of the year? There was no way I was going to miss that.Wise decision.---Inside the locker room at Blaisdell, Silverswords coach Merv Lopes turned off the lights so the players could meditate, then went down the line.Williams: He says to Mark Wells: Mark, is this guy faster than you? No. Can he shoot better than you? No, coach. He goes all the way down the line to Tony Randolph who was going against Ralph Sampson, looked at him and said, `What can I say? Everyone got a laugh out of that.Rodrigues: The point is theyre only as good as you allow them to be. One of the things he always said was, if they take 40 steps, you take 41. He didnt say anything else but lets go give the people something to see.They did.----The Silverswords were the aggressors from the start, scoring six of the games first eight points. They swarmed Sampson whenever he touched the ball and had a game plan for getting him away from the basket on defense -- one that started with Randolph shooting jumpers over a team manager holding a broomstick at practice.Williams: In locker room, Merv said to Tony Randolph, you need to go out there and hit 15-foot jump shots to get that monster of a player out away from the basket. Tony hit five or six shots in a row from medium range and brought Ralph out, which opened things up for the other guys. That was the real key. If he was throwing bricks up there, 1 for 7 of something like that, Ralph would just plant himself underneath.---Chaminade continued to go at the Cavaliers and the game was tied 43-all at halftime, prompting a call from Wilbon to his desk.Wilbon: I said are you guys listening to this on the radio? If this stays close, save me some space, dont put the paper to bed. They said OK.Rodrigues: At that point, it just gave us more confidence.When Virginia scored the first seven points of the second half, it appeared the game would turn quickly. But the Silverswords answered with a 7-0 run of their own.Then Rodrigues found 6-foot guard Tim Dunham, who soared over the 7-foot-4 Sampson for an alley-oop dunk.Rodrigues: People said from that point on, you could see it on Virginias face that they knew they were in for a serious challenge.Williams: Sampson is running down the floor shaking his head, like hes saying I dont believe that. Timmy just went up, up, up ... slam! As Im announcing, I see this thing unfolding and as the ball goes through, Im saying Ti-iiiim Dunham!---Chaminade led by two with a minute left and Virginia had three chances to tie, missing all three. Virginias Othell Wilson was then called for a carrying violation and the Silverswords closed out the improbable victory by hitting three free throws.Wilbon: People were in disbelief. It wasnt like today. I dont remember people rushing the floor. It might have been chaotic then, but not by todays standards. You had the biggest upset in the history of college basketball and no one quite knew what to do.Williams: Richard Haenisch, I dont know he did it, he ended up sitting on the rim with a basketball in his hand. The celebration was crazy.Rodrigues: We went into the locker room and the fans were calling for us to come back. We came back out on the court, sat there for a while, celebrated and talked.---After the game, Wilbon waited to get Virginia coach Terry Holland before calling his desk.Wilbon: It must have been the local AP reporter who said: `Coach, is this the greatest upset of all-time? I remember almost looking down because this question is going to get us one and done. Hes going to answer angrily and walk off. And I remember there was no sound coming out and Terry Holland was shaking his head affirmatively, saying something to the effect of I think it is. I was like `Oh my god, oh my god, called the paper and asked are you guys listening. They were like, `Yeah, but we put the paper to bed. Ive never been angrier in my life, professionally because they put it to bed and the next morning there was nothing in my paper.Rodrigues: We didnt really realize how big it was until the next day. Thats when AP was calling, everyones sports department was calling, it was getting on CNN news, the local news and then you realize what really happened.Williams: They couldnt even pronounce the name of the school. They kept calling it, Chami-NADE, like lemonade.---The shockwaves of the upset took a while to reach the mainland, but continue to resonate today.Williams: It put Chaminade on the map, a little school 2,500 miles from the nearest land in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.Rodrigues: They wanted to change the name of the school to Saint Louis-Honolulu, to have a more recognizable name in the title. They changed their mind after that game.Wilbon: Every day I get further away from it, I realize its the greatest upset in history. Can you imagine Kentucky losing to an NAIA school? The whole thing was surreal. It wasnt the game that was surreal, it was the surroundings of it. It was just not possible for it to happen.---More AP college basketball: www.collegebasketball.ap.org and https://twitter.com/AP-Top25 Nike Air Max 97 Günstig . -- Ryan Blaney provided more evidence that Penske Racings No. Nike Air Max 90 Günstig Herren . They were putting most of their energy into a record-setting offensive display. http://www.shopairmaxschweiz.com/vapormax-fake-kaufen/vapormax-2019-billig.html . After dropping their final six games of December, the Wild opened the new calendar year with four consecutive wins. Following a loss to Colorado on Saturday, Minnesota rebounded the following night to blank Nashville 4-0, but then had the tables turned on them Tuesday.Leicester or Tottenham? Thierry Henry believes nerves will play a huge part in determining the result of an enthralling Premier League title race. Claudio Ranieris side, who currently lead the way by five points with four games left to play, face Swansea at the King Power Stadium on Super Sunday before Spurs host West Brom a day later on Monday Night Football.Leicester need eight points from their final four games to guarantee the title, and Henry says they will be desperate to secure them as soon as possible. If youre ahead you just want to make sure you can kill the title way before the end, Henry told Sky Sports Now. When I was there to do Leicester v West Ham (last Sunday) I said: Make sure you dont let the teams behind you hope.Thats what they have (given) to Tottenham, who went to Stoke and it could have been seven, eight or 9-0. They played ever so well because they knew they could get two points back on Leicester and they did it.Now, suddenly the pressure is on and you saw that a bit more with Leicester, arguing every decision, surrounding the referee and not being happy with the sending off of (Jamie) Vardy.During the season they were a bit more composed with that, they were less argumentative so, as we all know, when things arent going your way and youre losing points the nerves come along. Leicester slipped up last week against West Ham to let Tottenham back into the title race And Henry, who won two Premier League titles with Arsenal, believes Leicester need to stick together if they are to get over the line.It is a team effort all the way until the end, said Henry. People are going to come along and talk about what you do or how youre doing it well or not, so make sure you stay within that frame.Dont let the train derail, go for the title and look forward, forward is the trophy and thats the only thing that should be in your head.Whats difficult is when youre at the top everybody wants to kill you, so when you play games everybody wants to beat you. How do you deal with having to play against a team that actually wants to kill you every single time?They might not play the same way against other teams, but when they playing you they want to kill you, and thats what I found difficult, whatever league youre playing in.Top scoorer Vardy will miss the visit of Swansea on Sunday, and could miss an extra game through suspension following his red card against West Ham last week. Nike Air Max 270 Herren Billig. 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If they win at Stamford Bridge then its game on, because I dont see them then losing other games. But Chelsea are going to try and play really hard against Tottenham. Henry also claims that, even if Leicester dont go on to win the Premier League title, its still been a remarkable achievement from their side.What (Leicester are) doing is giving everyone hope that its not about money, he said. Its not about having the best players in the world. Its about having a good team and commitment. No one can every say anymore you cant do it if you dont have resources.It would be a great story if they win it but, for me, its already a great story. Also See: Ranieri gunning for glory Vardy loss will impact Foxes Redknapp: Leicester nerves jangling Liverpool for title next term? ' ' '
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Ken Griffey Jr. Cheap Air Max Plus . has a different game to watch during the World Series.The newly inducted member of the Baseball Hall of Fame can certainly be forgiven for having his attention elsewhere Saturday night. His son is a starting receiver for the Arizona Wildcats.Juniors son Trey isnt the only Pac-12 receiver whose dad played Major League Baseball. And there are three starting quarterbacks in the Big 12 Conference who are the sons of former MLB players.While the World Series is being played, here are some MLB connections to college football:- SHANE BUECHELE, Texas, freshman quarterback.Son of STEVE BUECHELE, who played for three teams over 11 MLB seasons (1985-95).Shane is the only true freshman quarterback ever to start the first two games of a season for the Longhorns. When he made his college debut Sept. 4 against Notre Dame, his dad, the bench coach for the Texas Rangers, was excused from a game to be there.Steve, a third baseman who roomed with John Elway at Stanford, played 889 of his 1,334 MLB games with the Rangers (1985-91 and 1995). He got traded to Pittsburgh in 1991 and played in the NLCS that fall with the Pirates. He also played four years for the Cubs.- TREY GRIFFEY, Arizona, senior wide receiver.Son of KEN GRIFFEY JR., who played for three teams over 22 MLB seasons (1989-2010).Instead of highlight catches in the outfield, Trey has 17 receptions for 305 yards and a touchdown this season. His 17.9 yards per catch leads the Wildcats.Junior, inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame earlier this year, was a 13-time All-Star center fielder who won 10 consecutive Gold Gloves (1990-99). He hit 630 home runs in his career, including a game in September 1990 when he and his father hit back-to-back homers while playing together for Seattle.- KENNY HILL, TCU, junior quarterback.Son of KEN HILL, who played for seven teams over 14 MLB seasons (1988-2001).The younger Hill succeeded Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel at Texas A&M and had a single-game school record 511 yards passing in his first start. He later transferred to TCU, where after having to sit out last season he is now second in the Big 12 with 357 total yards a game.Ken Hill was a National League All-Star in 1994 with the Montreal Expos, when the right-handed pitcher had 16 wins in the strike-shortened season the year his son was born. Hill pitched in the 1995 World Series for the Cleveland Indians, then threw seven complete games for the Rangers the next season when they won their first AL West title.- TORII HUNTER JR., Notre Dame, senior wide receiver.Son of TORII HUNTER, who played for three teams over 19 MLB seasons (1997-2015).Hunter, who has also played baseball at Notre Dame, has 25 catches for 360 yards and a touchdown in six games this season for the Fighting Irish. A team captain, he missed a game after a concussion suffered on a helmet-to-helmet hit during the season opener at Texas.The elder Hunter, who retired from baseball only a year ago, was a five-time All-Star outfielder who won nine Gold Gloves. He went to the playoffs eight times with three teams (Minnesota Twins, Los Angeles Angels and Detroit Tigers). He was a .277 career hitter and had 353 homers.- PATRICK MAHOMES, Texas Tech, junior quarterback.Son of PAT MAHOMES, who played for six teams over 11 MLB seasons (1992-97, 1999-2003).Mahomes was an eye-popping 52-of-88 passing in his last game against No. 16 Oklahoma, matching the FBS record with 734 yards passing and breaking the total offense mark with 819. He is the national leader with 473 yards passing a game, nearly 100 more than the next-closest player. He gave up baseball last spring to concentrate solely on football.Right-hander Pat Mahomes was 42-39 with a 5.47 ERA in 308 career games (63 starts) for the Twins, Boston Red Sox, New York Mets, Rangers, Cubs and Pirates. He was part of the 1999 NL playoffs with the Mets.- DANTE PETTIS, Washington, junior wide receiver/punt returner.Son of GARY PETTIS, who played for four teams over 11 MLB seasons (1982-92).Dante shares Washingtons career record with four punt returns for touchdowns. 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And UFC 201 almost seems like a speed bump as the promotion gears up for UFC 202 and the anticipated rematch between Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor.But looking to steal the spotlight is Lawler, making his third title defense in a remarkable career resurgence, this time against Tyron Woodley. Lawler not only defeated Rory MacDonald and Carlos Condit in his first two defenses, he earned fight of the night honors on both cards.Lawler (26-10) is looking for more than earning that title for a third straight card.No one ever wants fight of the night, he said. Every fight, Ive gone in I want knockout of the night. I want to be in and out quick. Sometimes these guys just have a lot of grit, theyre highly trained and I just cant get them out of there so I get fight of the night. So its not necessarily Im changing anything. Its like, Im just sick of fight of the night. I want to knock people out.Lawler and Condit established a lofty benchmark for the best fight of 2016 with their thrilling slugfest at UFC 195 in Las Vegas. Lawler was awarded a narrow decision and both fighters kept going into a brutal fifth round in which theey struggled to lift their arms for punches or defense. Cheap Air Max 95 Wholesale. A rematch might have been the most intriguing option for both fighters. Lawler, who has finished 20 of 26 fighters by knockout, instead matched up against Woodley.This is who Im fighting. My coaches and guys decided who they wanted me to fight next, he said.The former all-state wrestler from Iowa had his first UFC fight in May 2002, but was out of the promotion by 2005. Back for a second shot, Lawler now stands behind only flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson as the longest-reigning champion in the UFC.Im not excited, he said. Im just a mean fighter whos looking to go out there and finish people and do what I do.Woodley (15-3) wrestled at Missouri and will try to use that as a counter to Lawlers superior standup skills. Woodley is fighting for his first championship over seven fights in his UFC career and lost his only other pro title fight in 2012 when he competed in Strikeforce.The difference between me then and me now is that Im putting everything together, Woodley said. You guys have seen the submission games, youve seen the wrestling games, youve seen the striking game. Over time, I just matured as a fighter and its my time to seize it. Im putting everything together and Im ready to take off.The UFC is ready to take off as well, with WME-IMG set to try and take the dominant mixed martial arts promotion in the world into yet another level. 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Craig Lefferts Jersey . SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. Eric Lauer Jersey . John Tavares, Thomas Vanek and Kyle Okposo were also being counted on to slow down sizzling Rangers forward Rick Nash. That plan didnt go so well early. https://www.cheappadresjerseys.us/2153m-wil-myers-jersey-padres.html . There are some early surprises in the race for the Hart Trophy, but two of the contenders are the leagues biggest stars over the past decade. There are many more players in contention for the awards than just the three that Ive named, and a good or bad week can easily alter the landscape, but through the first 20 or so games of the NHL season, this is how the awards races look to me. CORVALLIS, Ore. Dave Winfield Jersey . -- Savannah State suffered a blowout loss in its last game, but came out with a different mindset on Sunday.We came out with a lot more energy, said freshman forward Robert Kelly Jr. We came out with a passion to win.Kelly had career highs of 24 points and nine rebounds as Savannah State held off Oregon State 93-90 in overtime on Sunday.Joshua Floyd had 14 points and seven rebounds and Dexter McClanahan added 12 points for the Tigers (3-8).Savannah State coach Horace Broadnax said his squad used full court pressure and a 2/3 zone to neutralize Oregon States height advantage.We want to play fast. If people want to play fast with us, thats great, Broadnax said.Drew Eubanks had 23 points, 16 rebounds and six blocks and Stephen Thompson Jr. added 17 points, nine rebounds and seven assists for the Beavers (3-7).Troyce Manassa sank a 3-pointer and then drove for a lay-in to make it 91-86.A pair of Kendal Manuel free throws for the Beavers made the score 91-88 with 24 seconds left. The Beavers fouled Austin Dascent, but he missed the front end of a one-and-one. JaQuori McLaughlin made a lay-in with 10 seconds left for the Beavers.Zach Seller was fouled by the Beavers with 5.8 seconds remaining and sank both free throws. McLaughlin missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer for the Beavers.Savannah State shot 15-for-34 on 3-pointers, compared to 10-for-35 for the Beavers. Oregon State came into the game averaging 15.5 attempts per game from long range.The Tigers led 50-44 at the break.The first half, we played their tempo, said Oregon Statte coach Wayne Tinkle. Joey Lucchesi Jersey. With the game tied at 84 late in regulation, Manassa missed a mid-range jumper for Savannah State, and the Beavers corralled the ball with 2.6 seconds. Thompson missed a half-court shot for the Beavers at the buzzer.BIG PICTURESavannah State: The Tigers came into Sunday leading the nation with 15.5 made 3-pointers per game. . Kelly is a freshman and his previous career high in points was nine at Iowa State on Nov. 11.Oregon State: Leading scorer Tres Tinkle missed his fourth straight game after breaking a bone in his non-shooting hand. . Ben Kone got his first playing time after suffering a torn ACL in his left knee as a high school senior. The forward had four points and two rebounds in 10 minutes.EASY BUCKETS: Kelly benefited from the Tigers attacking the basket, Broadnax said. He played opposite and got a lot of easy lay-ups. Thats how we want our five guy to play. He did real well, made some tough shots, he said.BONUS BUST: Tinkle said his team was in the bonus the last four minutes of regulation and overtime but didnt take advantage. We needed to be much more aggressive when were in the bonus and get fouled, he added.UP NEXTSavannah State plays at William & Mary on Monday, Dec. 19. The Tribe are 3-4 but on a 16-game non-conference home winning streak.Oregon State plays on Friday in Portland at the Dam City Classic against Long Beach State (2-10 but with a brutal schedule). ' ' '
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The first weekend of action since the first College Football Playoff rankings have been released features what is usually among the most anticipated games yearly in the Southeastern Conference (No. Willie McGinest Jersey . 1 Alabama at No. 15 LSU) and what could be an elimination game in the Big Ten between No. 9 Nebraska and No. 6 Ohio State.As the calendar switches to the stretch run in November, here are some things you need to know about Week 10 of the college football season.BEST GAMENo. 9 Nebraska at No. 6 Ohio StateThe winner of Saturdays primetime game remains in contention for a berth in the Big Ten championship game and a shot at the College Football Playoff while the loser is likely playing for a spot in a New Years Six bowl game.Both teams are 7-1 and 4-1 in conference play. The Cornhuskers, who are playing in their first top 10 matchup since 2011, need a win to avoid potentially falling into a five way tie in the West Division. The Buckeyes are looking for a victory in order to make their Nov. 26 showdown at Michigan a game for the East Division championship.HESIMAN WATCHLSU running back Leonard Fournette went into last years game against Alabama as a Heisman favorite. His hopes took a significant hit after he was held to 31 yards and a touchdown in a 30-16 loss.Fournette missed three of the first six games this season due to an ankle injury but appears to be healthy again. He rushed for a school-record 284 yards and three touchdowns in the Tigers win over Ole Miss two weeks ago and is averaging 167.5 yards in the games he has played.A strong showing against the Crimson Tide, who has the nations stingiest run defense, could put Fournette back in the conversation for a spot at the Dec. 10 ceremony in New York.Louisvilles Lamar Jackson remains the favorite as the fifth-ranked Cardinals are at Boston College.NUMBERS TO KNOW28 -- LSUs average margin of victory in its three wins since Ed Orgeron became coach. Going into Saturdays game against Alabama, the Tigers have outscored opponents 73-7 in the second half under Orgeron.19 -- Years since Washington and Washington State both started 5-0 in conference play. The fourth-ranked Huskies host California and the No. 25 Cougars are at Arizona on Saturday.843 -- Total yards by Clemsons Deshaun Watson in his past two games (wins over North Carolina State and Syracuse). Watson and the third-ranked Tigers host Syracuse on Saturday as he had 473 yards against the Orange last year (368 passing, 105 rushing), which is the second highest of his career.UNDER THE RADARAfter Kentucky lost its first two games, Mark Stoops was thought to be on the hot seat. But the Wildcats (5-3, 4-2) have won five of their last six, including three straight SEC games for the first time since 1999.A win over Georgia on Saturday could make Kentucky bowl eligible for the first time since 2010. A big reason for the win streak is Kentuckys rushing attack, which is averaging 219.5 yards over the past three games.The Bulldogs (4-4, 2-4) won their first three games under Kirby Smart but have dropped four of their last five.COACH IN NEED OF A WINCincinnati is 29-18 in four seasons under Tommy Tuberville but only 11-10 since the start of last season. Last weeks 34-13 loss at Temple marked the first time in 137 games it had less than 200 yards in total offense.The 4-4 Bearcats put a 30-game non-conference home win streak on the line when they host Brigham Young (4-4).---AP College Football website: www.collegefootball.ap.org---Follow Joe Reedy at www.Twitter.com/joereedy Mike Haynes Jersey .Y. -- Canadas Kaillie Humphries and Heather Moyse have another World Cup gold medal after winning the two-women bobsled race on Saturday in Lake Placid, N. Jakobi Meyers Jersey . Thats not a comment on the suspension that banished the Portland Winterhawks general manager and coach from his Western Hockey League teams bench for most of the 2012-13 season. https://www.patriotsjerseysale.com/ . -- Cam Newton pranced into the end zone, placed his hands over his chest and did his familiar Superman pose. ST. LOUIS -- St. Louis Cardinals backup catcher Brayan Pena is going to undergo training in the U.S. Army Reserve in the offseason.The 34-year-old Pena defected to the United States from Cuba as a teenager and made the majors in 2005. He made the announcement on Twitter , saying he was very proud to get involved.Among other things, Pena said hed be doing baseball clinics and talking to the troops. He made the decision after getting the go-ahead from the Army earlier Tuesday.Its just something Ive been feeling for a long time, Pena said. Its time for me to give something back to this great country. I talked with my family and they support me 100 perccent. Rodney Harrison Jersey. .He wont enlist because it could interfere with his major league career but said when hes done playing, I can make it official.Pena has missed much of the season with a knee injury and was in the lineup for his second start of the year Tuesday against the Pittsburgh Pirates.Pena played for the Cincinnati Reds in 2014 and 2015 and said hed had several discussions on the topic with outfielder Jay Bruce.If they call me and they say `Hey, Pena, can you go? I would go, Pena said. You have to follow your heart. ' ' '
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