User blogs

LHX1990
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Jimmy Hall scored 19 points to go with a career-high 18 rebounds and Deon Edwin got 10 of his 12 points in overtime as Kent State stopped a Cleveland State rally for a 79-74 win Saturday. Air Max Womens Canada.Trailing 69-68 in overtime, Kent State (1-0) got a 7-0 run fueled by Edwin -- two layups and a 3-pointer -- to put the Golden Flashes on top for good with 1:06 left. Edwin also had a jumper to open the scoring in OT and closed out the extra period with a free throw to seal it.Mitch Peterson added 17 points and Danny Pippen had 13 for Kent State, which controlled the boards 41-28.Cleveland State (0-1) trailed by as much as 21 but rallied to force overtime on a 3-pointer from Jamarcus Hairston to tie it at 66 at the end of regulation.Bobby Words 17 points led four Vikings in double figures. Air Max Canada Online. -- PGA TOUR Canada member Steve Saunders took a three-stroke lead Saturday in the Web. Air Max Wholeale Canada. Radwanska, making her debut in the Seoul tournament, hit eight aces in a match that lasted 1 hour, 4 minutes at Olympic Park tennis stadium. "It was definitely a very good match -- I was playing really good tennis," Radwanska said. http://www.airmaxwholesalecanada.com/.C. -- When North Carolina freshman Ryan Switzer reported to training camp in August he was a little miffed to learn he was third on the depth chart at punt returner. WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Roberto Bautista Agut advanced to the Winston-Salem Open final, beating Viktor Troicki 7-5, 6-7 (2), 6-2 on Friday.The second-seeded Agut will face fellow Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta, a 6-4, 7-6 (5) winner over Australias John Millman in the second semifinal.The 28-year-old Agut reached the quarterfinals at the Rio Olympics and joined the field in Winston-Salem as a late wild-card entry after he lost in the first round last week in Cincinnati. He moved one win from his fifth career title and his third this year.Aggut is ranked 17th and seeded 15th in the U. Air Max Canada Cheap. S. Open, which begins next week in New York.The ninth-seeded Troicki, a 30-year-old from Serbia, is 35th in the ATP rankings.The 16th-seeded Carreno Busta is the worlds 49th-ranked player and has yet to lose a set in the tournament. He reached his third final of the year by beating Millman, who knocked out top-seeded Richard Gasquet in the quarterfinals. ' ' ' 
LHX1990 Mar 25
LHX1990
The New Orleans Saints have cut ties with another expensive free-agent miss, releasing running back C. Wholesale Air Max 90.J. Spiller on Monday.Spiller, 29, signed a four-year, $16 million deal with the Saints in 2015. They wound up paying him $9 million for a total of 13 games played.He told ESPNs Josina Anderson of his release that he didnt see it coming.Its the first week, but I guess thats why you have to expect the unexpected. But you know what, I leave on good terms, he said.This organization really believed in me during free agency. They gave me another opportunity when my contract was up in Buffalo. I have nothing but good relationships that I have built here. Its a first-class organization that gives the players everything they need to be successful. So, I definitely dont have any hard feelings.He said he now will wait for the next right opportunity.Spiller was inactive in Week 1, with Saints head coach Sean Payton explaining that it was a game-plan decision to go with veteran runner-receiver Travaris Cadet ahead of him. A league source confirmed that it wasnt health-related.Payton explained that the Saints waited before releasing Spiller because they looked into a potential trade. They ultimately needed the roster spot after an injury to cornerback Delvin Breaux.Payton called Spiller a phenomenal, phenomenal person and teammate. He said the main issue was Spillers inability to fully return to peak form after his 2015 knee injury.I think hes gonna have another opportunity sooner than later with another club. And the window, I know, in this building is not permanently closed, Payton said. Obviously last season was frustrating because he dealt with the knee injury in training camp. And I think hes ahead of where he was a year ago and has gotten better than where he was a year ago. And yet, it just became a challenge for us when we were looking at (game-day) actives and roles. And that was really it.Spillers run in New Orleans was extremely disappointing. He had just 112 rushing yards, 239 receiving yards and two touchdowns last year while struggling to overcome a minor knee surgery he underwent during training camp. Eventually, the Saints shelved him for the final two weeks and replaced him with Cadet.Things seemed to be going better this year, with Payton saying Spiller showed progress and some juice during training camp and the preseason. The Saints seemed committed to him after allowing his base salary of $1.7 million to become fully guaranteed in March.However, it seemed likely that the Saints wouldnt keep six running backs all year -- and Cadet seems to be their change-of-pace back of choice.Cadet had three catches for 14 yards and a touchdown on seven targets Sunday and added one carry for 1 yard.The Saints now have more than $40 million in dead money counting against their salary cap -- by far the most in the NFL (the Cleveland Browns are second at $28.1 million, according to ESPN Stats & Information). That number includes their other big free-agent signing from 2015, cornerback Brandon Browner, among several others.Spiller will count $4.5 million against this years cap, then another $2.5 million next year.Spiller was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the first round of the 2010 draft at No. 9 overall and made the Pro Bowl with a breakout year in 2012 (1,244 rushing yards, 459 receiving yards). He has 3,433 rushing yards, 1,434 receiving yards and 22 total touchdowns (including kick returns) in his career. Air Max 90 Clearance. - After leading the Saints to a fourth playoff appearance in five seasons, Drew Brees expressed confidence in the direction of his team and, perhaps more importantly, showed a willingness to listen to contract proposals if the team needs his help getting under the NFLs salary cap. Cheap Air Max 90 Canada.Y. - New York City has been selected to host the NBA All-Star weekend in 2015, with the game played at Madison Square Garden and the slam dunk contest and other skills events held at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. http://www.wholesaleairmax90canada.com/. Robinson finished with 17 points, all but two in the second half, and Lawson had 14 after halftime and finished with a game-high 11 assists as the Nuggets handed Dallas its first home loss in eight games this season. J.J. Hickson led Denver with 22, and Kenneth Faried added 10 points and 10 rebounds. Not every NFL team is licking its lips at the prospect of signing NRL aces Jason Taumalolo and Valentine Holmes.The Los Angeles Rams told AAP on Monday they likely will not be sending scouts to watch?Taumalolo and Holmes work out on Saturday.Distance is not the issue for the Rams - the trials will be held in LA.I dont think we will be there, a Rams official said.Jarryd Haynes former team, the San Francisco 49ers, were keeping their cards close to their chest about whether they would send scouts to LA.Hayne was a rollercoaster ride for the 49ers and it will be interesting to see how much of an appetite they have for the physically gifted, but NFL raw Taumalolo and Holmes.Taumalolo, 23, and Holmes, 21, have the advantage of age, with Hayne a 27-year-old rookie during last years stint at the 49ers.The Daily Telegraph reported that five clubs had registered interest in scouting the duo, including the Seattle Seahawks, the Indianapolis Colts and the San Diego Chargers.Taumalolo, a 191cm, 113kg back-rowwer with North Queensland, and Holmes, a 185cm, 87kg fullback-winger for NRL premiers Cronulla, will be put through a battery of non-contact drills where their speed, footwork, jumping and catching ability will be assessed in front of NFL scouts. Cheap Air Max 90 Free Shipping. The pair made the surprise move of flying from London to LA immediately after playing each other in the Australia-New Zealand Four Nations final.The NFL Management Council sent out an alert to the NFLs 32 teams to inform them of Saturdays trial.Jason Taumalolo and Valentine Holmes, two of the best players in Australias National Rugby League, have scheduled a work-out for NFL clubs this Saturday, the NFL Management Council alert stated.If an NFL team is interested in Taumalolo or Holmes, it is likely they will have to wait for a year.The league stars are contracted to their NRL clubs until the end of the 2017 season. ' ' ' 
LHX1990 Mar 25
LHX1990
SACRAMENTO, Calif. Under Armour Outlet Canada. (AP) _ A man charged with hitting Sacramento, California, Mayor Kevin Johnson in the face with a coconut cream pie has been ordered to stand trial on a charge of assaulting a public official.A Sacramento County Superior Court judge on Thursday also denied Sean Thompsons motion to have his felony charge reduced to a misdemeanor.He also faces a misdemeanor charge of battery on school property when his trial begins Jan. 7.Attorney Claire White says shes disappointed her 32-year-old client faces a felony for what she says was very clearly an act of political speech.White says Thompson will use the trial as a forum to discuss Sacramentos lack of progress in helping homeless residents.Hes charged with pushing the pie in Johnsons face in September. Johnson then punched Thompson.? Cheap Under Armour Canada. After Martin Skrtel put the Reds in front from close range at Stamford Bridge after only four minutes, Hazard hit back in the 17th with a superb strike. Etoo gave Jose Mourinhos team a decisive lead from Oscars back pass in the 34th. Discount Under Armour Canada. Tests earlier this week revealed a Grade 2 left hamstring strain for Sabathia, who was hurt in last Fridays start against San Francisco. Its an injury that will require about eight weeks to heal. He finished a disappointing campaign just 14-13 with a career-worst 4. http://www.underarmoursalecanada.com/.C. -- Manny Malhotra had two goals and an assist, leading the Carolina Hurricanes to a 6-3 win over the Ottawa Senators on Saturday. ' ' ' 
LHX1990 Mar 25
LHX1990
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Mitch Morelands second home run of the game broke a tie in the eighth inning and Cole Hamels earned his 12th win of the season as the Texas Rangers beat the Kansas City Royals 3-2 on Thursday night. Cheap Cubs Jerseys China.Hamels (12-2) allowed two runs and six hits in eight innings, matching his longest start of the season. His 123 pitches were 10 more than his previous high for the year. He didnt allow an earned run in his previous two starts, totaling 13 1/3 innings.Sam Dyson earned his 21st save in 23 opportunities, stranding the tying run at third base.Rougned Odor also homered for the Rangers.Both homers by the left-handed hitting Moreland were to the opposite field. It was Morelands 10th career multi-homer game and second of the season. He has five homers in his last 11 hits.Yordano Ventura (6-9) threw the first complete game of his career, pitching eight innings. He allowed only four hits, including the three homers. He is 0-5 in six starts since his last win on June 17.Hamels 12 strikeouts equaled his Texas high, set last September vs. Seattle. His career high -- set with Philadelphia -- is 15. The 12 is the most by a Rangers pitcher this season.Paulo Orlandos second home run of the season, and first since May 17, was pulled well beyond the 14-foot wall in left field and gave Kansas City a 1-0 lead.Odors 465-foot homer into the upper deck in right field in the second inning increased his career-best total to 19 and was the farthest of his career.Kansas City retook the lead with a run in the fifth when Raul Mondesis topper to shortstop scored Alex Gordon. Gordon had singled and advanced to third on a blooper to center by Brett Eibner that broke an 0-for-19 streak. Moreland then homered in the bottom of the fifth.Neither team had a hit with runners in scoring position. Kansas City was 0 for 11 while Texas didnt have an at-bat in that situation.SHORT HOPSThe game began after a 35-minute rain delay. It was the second rain delay in three days, an unusual summer occurrence in Arlington. ... The first son of Royals 3B Cheslor Cuthbert was born on Thursday morning in Venezuela.TRAINERS ROOMRoyals: RHP Luke Hochevar was placed on the 15-day disabled list with symptoms of thoracic outlet syndrome.Rangers: LHP Derek Holland (shoulder) is expected to throw a bullpen session on Friday. One of the scheduled hitters is RF Shin Soo-Choo (hamstring strain).UP NEXTFriday nights game will be a pitching rematch of Sunday afternoons 2-1 Texas win at Kauffman Stadium in which each starter allowed one run and got a no-decision. Royals RHP Edinson Volquez (8-8) allowed seven hits in six innings, Rangers RHP A.J. Griffin (3-1) four hits in five innings. Cheap Mark Grace Jersey. Varlamov made 33 saves and Ryan OReilly had a goal and scored in the shootout as the Avalanche beat the New Jersey Devils 2-1 on Thursday night. Cheap David Ross Jersey. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the Lions have not announced the hiring, which was first reported by ESPN. Lombardi, the grandson of former Green Bay Hall of Fame coach Vince Lombardi, has been an offensive assistant on Sean Paytons New Orleans staff since 2007. http://www.cheapcubsjerseysshop.com/?tag=cheap-sammy-sosa-jersey. Despite dominating possession, Schalke needed an own goal from Nicolas Hoefler for the breakthrough a minute before the interval. The Freiburg midfielder misjudged Jefferson Farfans corner and bundled the ball into his own net.LOS ANGELES -- Sharks forward Raffi Torres was suspended for the rest of San Joses second-round playoff series against Los Angeles on Thursday for an illegal check to the head of Kings forward Jarret Stoll during the opener. The NHL announced the suspension a few hours before the Kings hosted the Sharks in Game 2. Stoll wasnt expected to play for the defending Stanley Cup champions. Stoll didnt return to Game 1 after Torres hit him late in the second period of the Kings 2-0 victory. Torres got only a minor penalty for charging on the hit, and coach Todd McLellan and captain Joe Thornton echoed Torres belief that the hit was completely legal. The NHLs Department of Player Safety sharply disagreed while handing down a fourth suspension for Torres, considered a repeat offender in dangerous hits under the leagues collective bargaining agreement. Torres flew to New York for an in-person hearing Thursday. While playing for Phoenix last season, Torres received a 21-game suspension -- initially 25 games -- for a high hit on Chicago star Marian Hossa in the first round of the playoffs. Torres was suspended for two games in January 2012 for charging Minnesota defenceman Nate Prosser, and he sat out four games in April 2011 for a hit to the head of Edmontons Jordan Eberle while playing for Vancouver. Stoll was bent forward while trying to play a bouncing puck when Torres approached him from the side for a violent hit. Stolls head snapped back violently before he fell forward onto the ice. In an explanatory video released by Brendan Shanahan, the NHLs senior vice-president of player safety, he said Stolls head was "the principal point of contacct" in the hit, creating grounds for suspension. Cheap MLB Jerseys Authentic. Although Torres initially made contact with Stolls right shoulder, Shanahan ruled that the shoulder hit was only a glancing blow, as evidenced by the direction both players travelled after the contact. Torres claimed he had changed his ways during a largely incident-free season with Phoenix and San Jose, his sixth team in six seasons. He has been a dependable depth forward this season for the Sharks and Coyotes, scoring 18 points with just 17 penalty minutes in 39 games. The Kings lose much more in the absence of Stoll, their veteran third-line centre. Stoll is a faceoff specialist and a top penalty-killer with a strong two-way game. Brad Richardson, who played 13 playoff games during the Kings championship run last year, is expected to take Stolls spot in the lineup. Los Angeles hasnt disclosed the nature of Stolls injury or a timetable for his recovery. Torres, Thornton and McLellan all claimed the hit was completely legal, while Kings coach Darryl Sutter called it "careless." Torres and Stoll are friends after three seasons as teammates in Edmonton from 2005-08. "We were kind of shocked to hear he has to fly to New York for the hearing, because we didnt see anything wrong on the play," Thornton said Wednesday. "Its unfortunate that Raffi has to go through this again." McLellan prepared for Torres likely absence by moving Joe Pavelski onto the Sharks second line on the left wing with Logan Couture and Patrick Marleau. Scott Gomez moved into Pavelskis spot on the third line, and Tim Kennedy is likely to suit up on the fourth line. ' ' ' 
LHX1990 Mar 25
LHX1990
PITTSBURGH -- The Philadelphia Eagles are the most dangerous team in the league -- in pregame warmups. Cheap Yeezy 350.Eagles kicker Caleb Sturgis will miss Thursday nights game against the Pittsburgh Steelers with a concussion after a pregame punt hit him in the head.Sturgis, whos competing with Cody Parkey for Phillys top kicking job, did not have his helmet on when the punt struck him.Sturgis is in his second season with the Eagles after spending two years with the Miami Dolphins.Sturgis is 73-of-93 for his career, including 18-of-22 last season. Yeezy 350 Shoes For Sale. The head of USA Boxing came out swinging Tuesday with an open letter to Tyson -- a former Olympic hopeful himself -- that accuses the former heavyweight champion of trying to poach fighters who might be candidates for the U. Yeezy 350 Cheap Real. The scientists believe the small earthquake during a Marshawn Lynch touchdown was likely greater than Lynchs famous "beast quake" touchdown run three years ago, which also came against New Orleans during a playoff game. http://www.cheapyeezy350canada.com/. Supported by three-run homers from Jayson Werth and Wilson Ramos, the young right-hander went seven strong innings in the Washington Nationals 8-4 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday night. Oregon has fired coach Mark Helfrich after a disappointing 4-8 season, and just two years after getting the Ducks within a victory of the programs first national championship.Helfrich was head coach of the Ducks for four seasons, leading the team to the first College Football Playoff championship game after the 2014 season. But Oregon faltered this year with a five-game losing streak, and finished at the bottom of the Pac-12 North with just two conference wins.After taking over when Chip Kelly left in 2013, Helfrich went 37-16. He had an $11.6 million buyout on his contract with the Ducks.Helfrich met with athletic director Rob Mullens on Tuesday night and was told was being dismissed. Helfrich issued a statement saying he was honored to have served at Oregon.It is with respect and disappointment that we receive this decision, Helfrich said. Plain and simple -- we didnt win enough games this season.At a news conference following the announcement, Mullens said that Oregon will look outside the program for candidates, and the new coach will make decisions about the current staff. There is no timeline for a decision, but recruiting adds urgency to the process.Mullens said he informed the players of his decision earlier in the evening.It was difficult, he said. Players were upset because they lost a family member.Ducks started this season ranked No. 24 in the preseason AP Top 25, but lost 35-32 at Nebraska in the third week of the season, starting the teams longest losing streak since 1996.The Ducks had a brief revival with a 30-28 victory over then-No. 11 Utah in Salt Lake City two weeks ago, but they ended the season with a 34-24 loss to rival Oregon State in the 120th Civil War game this past Saturday. The loss snapped an eight-game Oregon winning streak in the series.Afterward, Helfrich was asked about job security.Nobodys job is safe in college football, he said. Thats just the nature of the beast.Fan discontentment with Helfrich grew as the season dragged on and wins were scarce. Some questioned the wisdom of new assistant Brady Hokes new defensive scheme, or the reliance on graduate transfers at quarterback for the past two seasons rather than long-term player development.Didnt win enough games. I mean, thats blunt. But thats the fact. We have to own that part of it. And own the solution, Helfrich said following the loss to the Beavers.Whatever the reason, Oregons slide was a reminder of how hard it is to get good. And stay good.When Helfrich was promoted into the job at the start of 2013, he had the daunting task of replacing Kelly, who orchestrated Oregons hyperdrive spread-option offense and led the Ducks to their first national championshhip game appearance in 2010. Cheap Wholesale Yeezy. An affable native Oregonian, Helfrich had served as offensive coordinator under Kelly and recruited future Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota.Helfrich went 24-4 in his first two seasons, including a loss to Ohio State in the first College Football Playoff championship. But last year he was challenged with replacing Mariota. He lured graduate transfer Vernon Adams from Eastern Washington, but Adams struggled with injury.The cracks were showing in that 9-4 season, the first with fewer than 10 wins since 2007. Losses to Michigan State, then at home to Utah and Washington State pushed Oregon out of the AP Top 25 for the first time since 2009.The ultimate embarrassment came in the Alamo Bowl, when the Ducks surrendered a 31-0 lead and TCU staged the biggest comeback in bowl history to win 47-41 in triple overtime.This season the Ducks brought in another graduate transfer at quarterback, Dakota Prukop from Montana State. But after five starts, Prukop was benched in favor of true freshman Justin Herbert.Herbert was one of the few bright spots in the dismal season, throwing for 1,936 yards and19 touchdowns with four interceptions in nine appearances.The overwhelming drag on Oregons success appeared to be the defense. The Ducks, who switched to a 4-3 scheme under Hoke, spent most of the season mired in the bottom of the NCAA defensive rankings. At times it appeared that the players didnt know their assignments.The defensive shortcomings were readily apparent in Oregons 70-21 loss at home to No. 5 Washington on Oct. 8. Huskies quarterback Jake Browning threw for six touchdowns in the victory, which snapped a 12-game losing streak to the rival Ducks.The issues on defense were again on display Saturday against the Beavers. The Ducks season ended without a bowl game for the first time since 2004. Oregon had finished every season ranked in the AP Top 25 since 2007.Mullens said he waited until Tuesday to put some distance between the emotions of the final loss.No one wanted Mark to be more successful than me, Mullens said. We were not competing in a number of games and we were on a poor trajectory.In the statement Tuesday night, Helfrich thanked his wife and family, the campus community, the fans, and his coaches and their families.Finally, to the players -- thank you, and I love you, he said. The future is bright for this young, talented team, and we will be supporting them and their new leadership.---More AP college football: -www.collegefootball.ap.org and -https://twitter.com/AP-Top25 ' ' ' 
LHX1990 Mar 25
LHX1990
The Winnipeg Goldeyes signed right-handed pitcher Matt Jackson to a contract on Tuesday. Custom NY Giants Jerseys For Sale. Jackson was drafted by the San Diego Padres in the 31st round of the 2009 MLB Amateur Draft and played five seasons in their system, reaching Triple-A in 2012. In 20 games, including 17 starts, at Advanced-A, Double-A and Triple-A this season, the product of Fort Wayne, Ind. went 6-5 with a 6.11 ERA. Last year at Triple-A Tuscon of the Pacific Coast League, he went 2-0 and didnt allow a run in two starts and 2-1 with a 3.73 ERA in seven starts at Double-A San Antonio of the Texas League. The 25-year-old is slated to start the second game of tonights doubleheader against the Lincoln Saltdogs. The Goldeyes now have 21 players on their active roster, including 11 pitchers and 10 position players. Discount Cheap Giants Hoodies. The 25-year-old Japanese star has officially been posted by his club team, the Rakuten Golden Eagles. NY Giants Jerseys Outlet. Paul Pierce couldnt believe he missed at the end. Young scored a season-high 26 points to spark a huge effort from the leagues most productive bench, and Los Angeles beat the Brooklyn Nets 99-94 on Wednesday night after blowing a 27-point lead. http://www.cheapnewyorkgiantsjerseysauthentic.com/.Y. - Detroit goaltender Jonas Gustavsson has earned NHL first star of the week honours after winning in his first three appearances of the season. WINNIPEG -- Unrestricted free agent Matt Halischuk and the Winnipeg Jets agreed to a new contract on Friday. As per club policy, terms of the agreement were not disclosed. The 25-year-old appeared in 36 games with the Nashville Predators during the 2012-13 season. In that time, the winger scored five goals with six assists and had 10 penalty minutes. HHe also played two games for the American Hockey Leagues Milwaukee Admirals, where he had two goals and an assist. Authentic New York Giants Jerseys. Halischuk has 25 goals and 29 assists in 157 career NHL games split between the New Jersey Devils and Nashville. He was originally drafted by New Jersey in the fourth round, 117th overall, in the 2007 NHL Draft. ' ' ' 
LHX1990 Mar 25
LHX1990
Each day, we provide you with the best players to target in your daily fantasy hoops leagues, from high-priced stars to solid midrange values to cheaper, riskier players who carry upside. Nike Air Max 270 Online Kopen.In general, you want to use safer options in your cash games and rely on some riskier, high-upside options in your bigger tournaments. If you can average at least five points per $1,000 of salary, youll typically end up with at least some cash in your pocket.Note: Were sending out these Insider tips early in the day, and a lot can change after these are posted. Be sure to follow this Twitter list of NBA reporters, bloggers and announcers for late-breaking injury updates and lineup changes.Point guardHigh-priced stars Nike Air Max 270 Uitverkoop. -- The goal posts lying flat on the field, Arizonas fans lingered on the field, congregating around the locker room entrance nearly 30 minutes after rushing out of the stands. Nike Air Max 270 Goedkoop. -- Ken Appleby made 32 saves for his first shutout of the season to lead the Oshawa Generals to a 2-0 win over the Belleville Bulls on Wednesday in Ontario Hockey League action. http://www.airmax270belgie.be/. - NASCAR announced a 33-race schedule for the 2014 Nationwide Series with virtually no changes from this years slate. The Super Rugby season wraps up on Saturday night with the Hurricanes and Lions doing battle in what promises to be a thrilling decider.A new champion will be crowned no matter the result, while both sides are full deserving of their place in the finale after excellent regular- and postseasons.They are well represented in our nominations for Super Rugby Team of the Year, too, as selected by Greg Growden, Craig Dowd and Sam Bruce.Greg Growdens Team of the Year15: Ben Smith 14: Ruan Combrinck 13: Seta Tamanivalu 12: R. J van Rensburg 11: James Lowe 10: Beauden Barrett 9: T.J Perenara 8: Warren Whiteley 7: Ardie Savea 6: Jaco Kriel 5: Eben Etzebeth 4: Pieter-Steph du Toit 3: Vincent Koch 2: Dane Coles 1: Dylan SmithBeauden Barrett has had an exceptional season, especially in the last six rounds or so, where he was instrumental in guiding the Hurricanes towards the final. His midfield kicking game was of the highest quality, while he often took the initiative in attack, making countless dangerous midfield charges. He has an innate ability to know exactly where the play is headed.Barretts Hurricanes teammate, Ardie Savea, has a sensational hairstyle, extraordinary speed and was forever dominant in the defensive line. The most dynamic of No.7s whose pace off the mark makes him the most dangerous of players anywhere on the field. Led the Hurricanes forward charge.I went for Ben Smith at fullback as he, like Barrett, is a masterful reader of a game, who repeatedly produced for the Highlanders. While the Chiefs Damian McKenzie was another strong candidate for the best XV fullback spot, Smith finished the season better, refusing to give in when they were getting swamped by the Lions in Johannesburg.Craig Dowds Team of the Year15: Ben Smith 14: Ruan Combrinck 13: Lionel Mapoe 12: Charlie Ngatai 11: Nemani Nadolo 10: Beauden Barrrett 9: TJ Perenara 8: Warren Whiteley 7: Ardie Savea 6: Jaco Kriel 5: Vaea Fifita 4: Brodie Retallick 3: Julian Redelinhuys 2: Dane Coles 1: Reggie GoodesIt was tough to choose a team of the tournament because New Zealanders didnt see enough of South African sides during the year. Goedkoopste Nike Air Max 270. It was a tough call separating the inside backs but I opted for TJ Perenara over Aaron Smith and Faf du Plessis and Beauden Barrett over Elton Jantjies.I also felt Damian McKenzie was worthy of consideration at fullback for the impact he made, but felt Ben Smith was the more obvious candidate. On the left wing it was a toss-up between James Lowe, Waisake Naholo and Nemani Nadolo and Nadolo got the nod.Sam Bruces Team of the Tournament15: Damian McKenzie 14: Cuan Combrinck 13: Israel Folau 12: RJ van Rensburg 11: Courtnall Skosan 10: Beauden Barrett 9: TJ Perenara 8: Warren Whiteley 7: Ardie Savea 6: Jaco Kriel 5: Vaea Fifita 4: Eben Etzebeth 3: Vincent Koch 2: Dane Coles 1: Wyatt CrockettBoth Craig and Greg didnt select an Australian, and with good reason, but I thought Israel Folau did superbly in a new position at outside centre. Folaus transition was seamless, and he was the only Waratahs player to turn up most weeks.In terms of standout players, it was hard not to like what both Beauden Barrett and Damian McKenzie did this season. Barretts form has been sublime while McKenzies play was a refreshing reminder that rugby remains the domain of players of all shapes and sizes. He is a fearless campaigner.The selection of both Lions wingers, Combrinck and Skosan, may raise some eyebrows, but you cant argue with their eight and nine tries, respectively. They have finished superbly for the Lions out wide. ' ' ' 
LHX1990 Mar 25
LHX1990
Von Miller has yet to come to a long-term contract agreement with the Denver Broncos, so the linebacker -- who has previously said there is no chance hell play under the franchise tag in 2016 -- appears to be ready to take his talents to another championship team. Cheap Puma Shoes Canada. That is if the Photoshop he posted to his social media accounts is to be believed.Miller would give the Golden State Warriors a Super Bowl MVP in addition to their pair of NBA MVPs (Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant). However, after agreeing to add Durant, the Warriors dont have cap room left, and so they could only offer Miller minimum (and with Miller having no NBA experience, thatd be just $543,471). Thatd be a substantial paycut from the $14.129M hed be due if he took the one-year franchise tender.So dont expect to see Miller suiting up as the newest Splash Brother any time soon. Puma Shoes Canada Online.B. - Sebastien Auger made 44 saves as the Saint John Sea Dogs edged the visiting Acadie-Bathurst Titan 2-1 on Saturday in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League action. Puma Shoes Outlet Canada. 10 Texas Rangers jersey for one last time. Young formally announced his retirement Friday after returning to Rangers Ballpark, his baseball home for all but the last of his 13 major league seasons. http://www.discountpumacanada.com/. Jason Zucker and Matt Cooke also scored for Minnesota, which has won five of six. Kuemper made five saves in the first, nine in the second, and nine in the third. The rookies best save came with 2:17 left in the third period when he denied former Wild forward Matt Cullen from just outside of the crease on the right side. PITTSBURGH -- A year ago at this time, everybody in the NHL was wondering what was wrong with Sidney Crosby.Since then, almost everything has gone right for the leagues biggest name -- a Stanley Cup, a Conn Smythe Trophy, a World Cup and, now, the best start to his career.Almost assuredly, Auston Matthews of the Toronto Maple Leafs has been watching as Crosby plays some of the best hockey of his career -- and on Saturday night at PPG Paints Arena, a NHL No. 1 draft pick gets to go against the leagues No. 1 player on his home ice. For the second time this week.On Tuesday, 2015 No. 1 pick Connor McDavid put on a whirlwind of a show with three dazzling assists, yet they werent enough as Crosbys Pittsburgh Penguins beat McDavids Edmonton Oilers 4-3.Now, following the Penguins first regulation loss on home ice this season by 4-2 to the Minnesota Wild on Thursday, Crosby will match up for the first time against Matthews, the top pick in the 2016 draft.Matthews enjoyed the most exceptionable debut of any rookie in NHL history with an opening night four goals -- he scored on his first three shots, no less -- against the Ottawa Senators on Oct. 12.He got everything out of the way in his first game, Crosby said Friday, referring to Matthews getting a lot of career firsts in a memorable debut.The Maple Leafs are 6-5-3 overall and 4-1 in their last five games after scoring four consecutive goals in the third period to beat the Philadelphia Flyers 6-3 Friday night. Morgan Rielly had a goal and three assists.Quite understandably, Matthews hasnt quite kept up that pace -- he has two goals in his subsequent (12) games -- but then who could? Not even Crosby has scored like that; hes never had a four-goal game in the NHL.It doesnt seem that long ago that Crosby was the young phenom lighting up the league, and he knows what Matthews and McDavid are going through.Thats some of the best times, going to buildings for the first time, playing against guys you were watching on TV year before --- its probably the most exciting time, your first year or two in the league, Crosby said. Discount Puma Canada. .Then again, Crosby never has scored like this. His goal Thursday against the Wild was his fifth in four games and his ninth overall in eight games; he missed the Penguins first six games with a concussion.The last Penguins player to score nine goals in his first eight games in a season? Mario Lemieux during his comeback season in 2000-01, when he also had nine goals in his first eight.So imagine how Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk felt Thursday night when, with his team playing its first game in five days, the Penguins captain was alone in front of him, with the puck, on Crosbys first shift of the game.Any time Sid wants to backhand it into my chest, Im fine with that, Dubnyk said, with a smile. His backhand is as hard as many forehands. Obviously, not the guy you want to see standing in front of you that early in the game.Or any time, the way Crosby is playing now -- at age 29, 11 years since he broke into the NHL as Sid the Kid. That kid persona? Hes handed that off to players such as Matthews and McDavid.It brings excitement (to the league), to see them having such a big impact on the league and on their team is definitely a good thing, he said.Crosbys own start-of-the-season flurry is even better than that in 2010-11, when he had six goals in his first eight games en route to getting 66 points in his first 32 games, only to sustain a season-ending concussion the first week of January.As Wild coach Bruce Boudreau said before the Thursday game -- Crosby is the best player in the world, and defending against the best player in the world in any sport is a major challenge.Crosbys great start has helped the Penguins go 9-3-2 in their first 14 games, aided by a 6-1-1 record at PPG Paints Arena and an identical 6-1-1 record in their last eight overall. ' ' ' 
LHX1990 Mar 25
LHX1990
COLUMBIA, S. Under Armour Online Ireland.C. -- After two transfer newcomers help pull No. 4 South Carolina to an opening win, two returning veterans moved into the spotlight to lead the Gamecocks to a 92-38 win over Hampton on Sunday.Alaina Coates scored 28 points and had 16 rebounds and her fellow frontcourt player Aja Wilson added 20 as South Carolina (2-0) used a decided size advantage to breeze past the Pirates (0-4).In the opening win over Ohio State, all-Atlantic Coast Conference transfer Kaela Davis scored 37 points. The former Georgia Tech star had just three on Sunday. But with a solid roster, Gamecocks coach Dawn Staley expects a different star most nights.If everybody wants to be in the spotlight -- theres not enough room, Staley said.Allisha Gray, the transfer from North Carolina who Staley calls her silent assassin, had 16 points after debuting for South Carolina with 24 against the Buckeyes.Hampton (0-4) trailed just 21-15 at the end of the first quarter and pulled down one rebound more than the Gamecocks. I thought that was disgraceful, Staley said.So Staley challenged her players to dominate inside. They were helped because two of the Pirates tallest players Kaylah Lupoe and Monnazjea Finney-Smith each ended the first quarter with three fouls. Coates had 14 points in the quarter, while Wilson made all eight of her free throws as South Carolina pulled away with a 32-11 run, outscoring Hampton 18-2 in the paint in the quarter.Theres really nothing you can do. It is what it is with the fouls, Hampton coach David Six said.Coates 28 points were one off her career high, and Wilson made all 14 of her free throws, setting a school record for most makes without a miss.Malia Tate-Defreitas, the reigning Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference player of the year the past two seasons, led Hampton with 10 points.BIG PICTUREHampton: Six seemed to acknowledge his teams size disadvantage from the start, sending 5-foot-5 guard Georgianna Gilbeaux out for the opening tap, which she didnt even try to get against the 6-foot-5 Wilson. Hampton has played a Power 5 team in each of its first four games, losing by an average of 33 points. The Pirates are trying to win the MEAC for the first time since 2014, when they capped a five-year NCAA Tournament run.South Carolina: All 11 South Carolina players played at least 10 minutes, a nice luxury with three games in three days. The Gamecocks forced 24 turnovers and held Hampton to 24 percent shooting. South Carolinas reserves played almost the entire fourth quarter, holding the Pirates to just four points on 2-of-15 shooting.AILING AJAWilsons 14-of-14 day from the foul line masked another quiet night from the field. The first-team All-American was 3-for-8 from the field against Hampton after going just 1-of-3 struggling with foul trouble at Ohio State.Staley said Wilson is rusty because she spent most of her summer resting her shins, which bothered her at the end of last season, instead of playing basketball.Shes kind of paying for it right now. But she will work things out, Staley said.Others are welcome to shoot as much as they want, Wilson said. If were winning, Aja is happy, the junior said.POLL IMPLICATIONSSouth Carolina could move up from No. 4 on Monday after No. 2 Baylor lost to third-ranked Connecticut. But it is very possible poll voters wont punish the Bears. The Gamecocks arent likely to fall either..UP NEXTHampton: The Pirates take on Saint Peters on Monday in the second game of the Basketball Hall of Fame Womens Challenge.South Carolina: The Gamecocks play Maine on Monday in the second game of the Basketball Hall of Fame Womens Challenge. Buy Under Armour Online Ireland. The 25-year-old Japanese star has officially been posted by his club team, the Rakuten Golden Eagles. Under Armour Outlet Ireland. Manuel was offered a position the day he was fired. He accepted earlier this week and the team made the announcement Friday. http://www.underarmouroutletireland.com/. Spiller left Week 3s 27-20 loss to the New York Jets with a thigh injury, but fully practiced with the team all week and expects to be ready to go on Sunday. MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Nick Marshall has left Memphis basketball program.Coach Tubby Smith said Monday in a news release that were disappointed that Nick is not coming back to the program. Smith, who is entering his first season as Memphis coach, added that we appreciate that he was with the team last season and wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors. Cheap Under Armour Ireland. Marshall, a 6-foot-11 forward from Lexington, Tennessee, averaged 3 points, 2.6 rebounds and 8.6 minutes per game as a freshman last season. He played in 32 games and made one start. ' ' ' 
LHX1990 Mar 25
LHX1990
LARAMIE, Wyo. Cheap Saucony Shoes Canada. -- Jordan Naughton had 20 points and 12 rebounds, both career highs, to help Wyoming beat Division II Western State 88-49 in Friday nights opener under first-year coach Allen Edwards.Alexander Aka Gorski scored a career-high 20 points, hitting 5 of 8 from long distance, and made four assists for Wyoming. The Cowboys shot 52.5 percent, including 14 of 34 3-pointers, and held the Mountaineers to 32 percent, just 6 of 21 behind the arc.Naughton had 12 points and 10 rebounds in the first half to help Wyoming to a 49-23 lead and the Cowboys continued to pull away.Edwards served five seasons as an assistant under former Wyoming coach Larry Shyatt.Brady Subart scored 11 points off the bench for Western State and Collin Smith grabbed nine rebounds. Discount Saucony Shoes Canada. -- Bobby Ryan helped the U. Saucony Shoes Canada Sale. Clarkson had been dealing with an elbow injury in early January and will be out of action for at least one week. He has three goals and five assists through 36 games with the Leafs this season. http://www.discountsauconycanada.com/.com) - Richie Incognito has reportedly been admitted to a psychiatric care unit in Arizona. The 2016-17 NBA season is still very young, but both the Minnesota Timberwolves and Denver Nuggets are already dealing with injuries.Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio was sidelined Tuesday against Memphis with an elbow injury, giving way to rookie Kris Dunn. Minnesota was able to withstand Rubios absence in a rout of the Grizzlies.The Nuggets, meanwhile, have been decimated by injury at shooting guard. Gary Harris wont play Thursday against Minnesota due to a groin injury, and an ankle injury will keep guard Will Barton on the bench in Minneapolis. Barton had been Denvers leading scorer in the early going, averaging 18 points per game.Despite two days off, Denvers lineup still wont be all too healthy when the 1-2 Nuggets face the 1-2 Timberwolves.We need everybody, Nuggets coach Mike Malone told the Denver Post. Gary Harris out, Will Barton is out now, Darrell Arthur is out. Thats one of the things about having a deep team. Everybodys got to be ready to play.Arthur, a 6-foot-9 forward, has yet to play this season due to a knee injury but practiced in advance of Thursdays contest. Denver will need to get healthy in a hurry in order to have enough fresh bodies to compete against a Wolves squad far less banged up.Rubio has been the only injury of note for Minnesota through three games. The veteran point guard went down late in the Timberwolves road loss to Sacramento and has since been ruled out indefinitely with a sprained right elbow.In stepped Dunn, the fifth ooverall pick from Providence, for his first NBA start. Saucony Shoes Canada Online. Dunn notched 10 points and added six assists and five steals in 29 minutes of action.Its not college or high school where I was the main focus, Dunn said after Tuesdays win. Theres other players. I like distributing the ball. I like when my teammates are scoring, because it helps everybody out.Minnesota secured its first win by finally holding onto a double-digit lead, thanks in large part to a 31-point effort from guard Zach LaVine. The Wolves led by 15 or more in each of their first two games but lost both road contests.After leading by as much as 40 on Tuesday, Minnesota made sure the Grizzlies never had a chance. Memphis was playing without two of its top players, but the Wolves kept the throttle down regardless.Denver enters Thursdays matchup after two straight losses by three points or less. The Nuggets lost by two at home to Portland before a three-point road loss against Toronto.In order to leave Minneapolis with a win, several players will have to step up for Denver in the absence of the Nuggets injured guards. One player who should see extended minutes is Jamal Murray, the rookie from Kentucky who has yet to hit a field goal for Denver.Its a good opportunity for me to get used to this team and be on the court, Murray told the Denver Post. Its going to be good. ' ' ' 
LHX1990 Mar 25
Pages: « Previous ... 946 947 948 949 950 ... Next »
Password protected photo
Password protected photo
Password protected photo