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von chenwen121314 17.10.2018 13:57

CARABBASSET VALLEY, Maine -- Maines Sugarloaf is going to host the nations top skiers in 2017. Eduardo Jersey .The ski resort will be the backdrop for the U.S. Alpine Championships in late March. Itll be the sixth time Sugarloaf has hosted the event.The event is a major ski development tool, pitting top skiers from regional teams around the U.S. against U.S ski team veterans.Sugarloaf will host the newly instated U19 and U21 Junior National Championships immediately after the U.S. Championships. Ethan Ampadu Jersey . The home side created most of the chances but struggled to break down Braunschweigs resilient defence, resulting in the Bundesligas 1,000th scoreless draw. Tiemoue Bakayoko Jersey . Roman Josi had a goal and an assist to lead the Predators to a 4-1 victory over the Dallas Stars on Monday night. . Batiste, who briefly signed with the Eskimos in 2006, has spent time with several NFL teams including the Pittsburgh Steelers and Washington Redskins. The Latest on Sundays NFL action (all times Eastern):6:30 p.m.Atlanta Falcons starting tight end Jacob Tamme has a right shoulder injury and will not return to the game.Tamme caught a 13-yard pass from Matt Ryan and was ruled down before the ball came out in the first quarter, but he landed hard on his arm and left the field holding his right arm tight against his body. Rookie Austin Hooper has taken over at tight end for the Falcons.- Charles Odum reporting from Atlanta.---5:30 p.m.Broncos defensive coordinator Wade Phillips was carted off the field on a backboard after being upended by a San Diego player who was blocked into the Denver sideline.Chargers running back Melvin Gordon was blocked into the sideline while trying to catch Bradley Roby during an interception return. Gordon upended Phillips, and the back of the 69-year-old coachs head slammed against the ground.Players surrounded Phillips, and after about five minutes, he was secured to a backboard, then carted off the field. He pointed his index finger in the air as he was being driven to the locker room.In last seasons playoffs, Steelers receiver Martavis Bryant upended the defensive coordinator, but Phillips popped back up quickly and kept coaching.---4:45 p.m.Denver has dodged trouble at running back with the return of rookie Devontae Booker.Booker left the game against San Diego because of a shoulder injury and was announced by the Broncos as questionable to come back, but the fourth-round draft pick from Utah has resumed his place in the backfield.The Broncos are already thin at the position after C.J. Anderson underwent surgery earlier in the week to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee.- Pat Graham reporting from Denver---4:25 p.m.Denver rookie running back Devontae Booker is questionable to return after suffering a shoulder injury early in the first quarter against San Diego.The Broncos are already thin at the position after C.J. Anderson underwent surgery Thursday to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee.Should Booker not be able to return, Kapri Bibbs figures to get a majority of the carries. The team promoted running back Juwan Thompson from their practice squad on Saturday.- Pat Graham reporting from Denver---4:20 p.m.Carolinas four-game losing streak is over.The Panthers have held on for a 30-20 victory over Arizona, giving them a 2-5 record to take into their bye week. The Cardinals fell to 3-3-1, failing to avenge the loss at Carolina in last seasons NFC championship game.Revenge hasnt happened often in the league lately. Since 2009, teams that lost the conference championship game the year before have gone only 5-10 against the same opponent the following season.New England has the next opportunity, with a Dec. 18 game at Denver. The Broncos beat the Patriots in the AFC title game last season.---3:50 p.m.The Green Bay Packers are without six starters, including linebacker Clay Matthews and wide receiver Randall Cobb with hamstring injuries for both stars.Julius Peppers will start for Matthews and Davante Adams will start for Cobb at Atlanta.Aaron Rodgers and the offense will be further limited without tight end Jared Cook (ankle) and wide receiver/running back Ty Montgomery (illness). Montgomery had been seeing extensive time at running back, as the Packers continue to adjust to the loss of Eddie Lacy to injured reserve with an ankle injury. James Starks, Lacys backup, is also out with a knee injury.Green Bays imposing list of absences also includes cornerbacks Quinten Rollins and Damarious Randall. The fill-in starters are Demetri Goodson and LaDarius Gunter.- Charles Odum reporting from Atlanta---3:15 p.m.Kansas City quarterback Alex Smith has left the game again. This time hes out for good because of a concussion, after Indianapolis safety Clayton Geathers pushed Smiths head into the turf on another slide.On the first series, Smith took a shot to the head from Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson that forced him out of the game. But that time he cleared the concussion protocol and returned soon after with a cut on his ear.Its been a busy day for the docs in Indy.Colts cornerback Vontae Davis entered the concussion protocol, as did Chiefs running back Spencer Ware. Both of them were ruled out for the rest of the game along with Chiefs left guard Parker Ehinger, who appeared to injure his lower right leg.-Michael Marot reporting from Indianapolis.---2:45 p.m.One Pro Bowl defender is back for the Broncos, and another one is out.Cornerback Aqib Talib is inactive for Denvers game against San Diego. He missed practice most of the week with a bad lower back.The Broncos activated pass rusher DeMarcus Ware, who has been out since breaking his right forearm on Sept. 18. Ware returned to practice this week.Also out for Denver is starting middle linebacker Brandon Marshall with a pulled left hamstring.- Arnie Stapleton reporting from Denver.---2:30 p.m.Rob Gronkowski has broken the New England Patriots franchise record for career touchdowns.He hauled in a 53-yard catch from Tom Brady for a score in the second quarter against the Buffalo Bills.The touchdown was the 69th of Gronkowskis career, and 68th receiving -- one more in both categories than Stanley Morgan. Whats more, Gronk did it in his hometown of Buffalo.Facing second-and-7, Gronkowski ran up the right sideline and then cut into the middle, where Brady hit him in stride and a step ahead of cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman. The touchdown put New England up 21-10 with 4:18 left in the second quarter.Gronkowski has 11 touchdowns in 11 career games against Buffalo.- John Wawrow reporting from Orchard Park, New York.---2:05 p.m.Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith has returned to the game at Indianapolis, having cleared the concussion protocol.Smith took a shot to the head during the first series from Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson, but he was back in the second quarter. Nick Foles threw a touchdown pass in Smiths absence.- Michael Marot reporting from Indianapolis.---1:55 p.m.Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith has cleared the concussion protocol and returned to the sideline with a cut on his ear.His return is questionable. The announcement came right after Nick Foles threw a 14-yard TD pass to give Kansas City a 10-0 lead at Indianapolis.Smith took a shot to head during the first series from Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson and left the game.- Michael Marot reporting from Indianapolis.---1:40 p.m.Another week, another tie.Washington and Cincinnati have finished the first overtime game in London at 27-all, an anticlimactic finish to a wild one at Wembley Stadium that gave the NFL a tie in consecutive weeks.Unlike the 6-6 grinder between Seattle and Arizona last Sunday, the Redskins and Bengals put together quite a highlight reel with Kirk Cousins passing for 458 yards for Washington and Tyler Eifert catching nine passes for 102 yards and a touchdown for Cincinnati.Just as with the Seahawks and Cardinals, though, missed kicks played a major part in the outcome. Dustin Hopkins missed two field goals for the Redskins, and Mike Nugent failed to convert one field goal and one extra point for the Bengals. Hopkins missed one of his in overtime, a 34-yarder that went wide left.Draws are rather routine in soccer, the sport thats most often played in London, but the NFL hadnt had two ties in one season since 1997.---1:19 p.m.In the hard-to-believe stat of the day, Panthers 12th-year linebacker Thomas Davis scored the first touchdown of his career when he picked up a Carson Palmer fumble and raced 46 yards for a score to give Carolina a 7-0 lead.Davis, the longest tenured player on the teams roster, is known for his big plays on defense, but has never managed to make it into the end zone.But his big break came when defensive tackle Star Lotulelei corralled Palmer in the backfield. It appeared Palmer triedd to push the ball forward to avoid the sack, but it came free. Chelsea Jersey. Davis grabbed the ball, stiff-armed a player on the way to the end zone.- Steve Reed reporting from Charlotte, North Carolina.---1:09 p.m.Kansas City quarterback Alex Smith left the game in Indianapolis during the first series after taking a shot to head from Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson.When Smith started to slide, Jackson was running full speed and collided with Smiths helmet. No penalty was called and Nick Foles entered the game after Smith looked woozy.He was taken to the locker room.- Michael Marot reporting from Indianapolis.---12:50 p.m.Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski have a chance to match or set some records for New England against the AFC East rival Buffalo Bills.Brady has a 25-3 career record against the Bills. The 25 wins are the second-most by a quarterback against one opponent in league history, behind only Brett Favre, who beat Detroit 26 times with Green Bay and Minnesota.Brady also has 197 career victories (including 22 in the playoffs) to rank third on the NFLs career list, two behind Favre and three back of Peyton Manning.Gronkowski, the Patriots tight end, faces his hometown team needing one touchdown to surpass Stanley Morgan in the New England record books. Gronkowski is tied with Morgan for most touchdowns (67 receiving, one rushing) and most TD receptions.In 10 games against the Bills, Gronkowski has 47 catches for 704 yards and 10 scores.- John Wawrow reporting from Orchard Park, New York.---12:40 p.m.A long-awaited day for the New Orleans Saints struggling defense has arrived. Linebacker Dannell Ellerbe, is active against the Seattle Seahawks.Ellerbes health has been a sore subject in more ways than one since he arrived in New Orleans last season. Hes been with the club for 22 regular-season games, playing in just six last year and none so far this season.Ellerbe, who was part of Baltimores 2012 Super Bowl championship team before spending a pair of seasons with Miami, has been a top playmaker for the Saints since joining the club, when hes been able to play that is. Last season, he was in on 39 tackles with a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and a quarterback hurry.His lack of availability on game days has made him a magnet for criticism on talk radio, mainly by frustrated fans whove questioned his toughness and drive. The Saints, ranked 29th in the 32-team NFL in total defense, could certainly use him.- Brett Martel reporting from New Orleans---11:55 a.m.Washington Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson is being evaluated for a concussion after being hit by the Cincinnati Bengals George Iloka upon completing a 38-yard reception in the third quarter.Jackson caught the pass between Iloka and Dre Kirkpatrick down the right sideline before taking a helmet-to-helmet hit from Iloka.He was alert and speaking to members of the teams medical staff before being taken across the field to his sideline.Jackson had earlier left the game after taking a helmet to the lower back following a reception, but missed just two plays before returning.He entered the game second on the team in receiving yards and has one touchdown reception this season.---10:45 a.m.Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict returned to the game against the Washington Redskins at Wembley Stadium after injuring his right knee in the second quarter.Burfict was making a tackle on Redskins running back Chris Thompson, who gained four yards on second-and-8 with 10:35 remaining before halftime. He was tended to by athletic trainers on the field before being helped off.He went to the locker room briefly, but quickly returned.The linebacker, suspended the first three games for repeated violations of the player safety protocol, entered Sunday tied for third on the team with 29 tackles. He had also sustained an ankle injury in practice last week.---10 a.m.Both the Bengals and Redskins seem to have forgotten to pack their defenses for London.Washington took its opening possession in Wembley Stadium 80 yards on a 15-play drive capped by rookie Robert Kelleys 4-yard run up the middle for his first rushing touchdown.Cincinnati immediately responded with a 66-yard kick return by Alex Erickson up the right sideline. Giovani Bernard took a handoff 8 yards to the end zone to cap a seven-play, 36-yard drive to tie the score at 7-7 with 4 minutes still left in the opening quarter.- Shawn Pogatchnik reporting from London.---9:30 a.m.Cincinnati, the official home team for Sundays London game, emerged from a specially constructed tunnel featuring city landmarks -Big Ben, Parliament, the Eye ferris wheel and Tower Bridge -- painted in Bengals orange and black and entwined in a green jungle vine.But when local broadcasters asked the crowd to cheer for their favored teams, the large Washington contingent out-roared the Bengals fans. Both teams are making their first appearance at Wembley Stadium, but Redskins fans in team jerseys appear to outnumber their Bengal-striped counterparts by at least 5 to 1 in the sold-out stands.Fans used multi-colored sheets at their seats to transform the stadium into the red, white and blue shared by the U.S. and British flags during their respective anthems. No player from either team made any physical protest during the singing of The Star-Spangled Banner.- Shawn Pogatchnik reporting from London.---8:50 a.m.They may become enemies once the starting whistle blows, but Redskins coach Jay Gruden spent much of Sundays pre-game warmups on the Wembley Stadium field in London chatting with old teammates.Gruden, who was the Bengals offensive coordinator from 2011 to 2013 before taking the top job in Washington, spent 15 minutes chatting and laughing heartily near the 50-yard line with quarterback Andy Dalton, left tackle Andrew Whitworth, tight end Tyler Eifert and other Bengals whose careers he shaped in Cincinnati.Both teams brought retired NFL royalty to London to serve as honorary captains. The Redskins are represented by ex-quarterback Joe Theismann and linebacker LaVar Arrington, the Bengals by ex-running back Stanford Jennings and tackle Anthony Munoz.The Wembley big-screen TV poked a bit of fun at the visitors lack of knowledge of British pop culture. Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins, linebacker Trent Murphy and cornerback Bashaud Breeland were asked to define a string of Britishisms. Only Murphy knew bangers and mash were sausages and potatoes, Cousins didnt know that a bloke is a man, and nobody knew a chin wag was a conversation.- Shawn Pogatchnik reporting from London.---8 a.m.Wake up, NFL fans! Week eight of the season features an early start from London, where the Cincinnati Bengals host the Washington Redskins.The 9:30 a.m. Eastern (1330 GMT) kickoff from Wembley Stadium launches the first of 11 games Sunday. Its also the last of this years three NFL contests in London. Wembley, the 84,000-seat home of English soccer, is expecting another sellout crowd to watch the Bengals (3-4) against the Redskins (4-3).Later, the Patriots (6-1) take their two-game AFC East lead to Buffalo to face the second-place Bills (4-3), while the Lions (4-3) seek their fourth win in a row on the road versus the AFC South-leading Texans (4-3). The Packers (4-2) head for Atlanta (4-3), where the NFC South-leading Falcons hope to stop a two-game losing skid.The Sunday night game features the NFC East-leading Cowboys (5-1) at home against the second-place Eagles (4-2).Also playing Sunday: Arizona at Carolina, New York Jets at Cleveland, Kansas City at Indianapolis, Seat

von chenwen121314 17.10.2018 13:52

F1 pundit Johnny Herbert is backing Lewis Hamilton to record a third consecutive Bahrain Grand Prix win this weekend. Ricky Vaughn Jersey . The Sky Sports F1 analyst successfully tipped 9/4 shot Nico Rosberg to land the season opener in Australia for Mercedes, his fourth successive race win, but believes it is Hamiltons turn to top the podium under the floodlights at Bahrains Sakhir circuit on Sunday.Herbert said: Lewis was the fastest man in every session in Melbourne, except the race. This weekend I expect him to put that right and take what would be a third consecutive Bahrain GP win. Hes still the man to catch, even if his poor start last time out allowed his team mate to take the spoils. Herberts Tips Johnnys backing Nico Hulkenberg to secure a top six finish in Bahrain at odds of 2/1 with Sky Bet Although Nico Hulkenberg narrowly missed out at Albert Park, Herbert still believes the Force India driver can secure a top-six finish this weekend, and is backing the German to do so at odds of 2/1.Herbert added: The red flag in Australia cost Nico a chance to finish in the top six, so fingers crossed that he gets some better luck this weekend. Force India traditionally go well in Bahrain, so its time for the Hulk to let rip in the desert!The F1 pundit also saw enough from rookie Manor driver Pascal Wehrlein to suggest he could finish in the points at odds of 22/1 with Sky Bet. You might think Im crazy but the long straights in Bahrain will suit the Mercedes engine that Manor are using this season, and the young German showed on his debut in Australia that hes good enough to spring a surprise or two this season, said Herbert.With brake wear likely to be an issue for many of the cars, could a few retirements allow Wehrlein to bag his first points in F1?Johnny Herberts Charity tips this season are supporting Sporting Memories. Also See: Bahrain GP talking points Hamilton must be listened to Cody Allen Jersey .B. -- The Baie-Comeau Drakkar took over sole possession of first place atop the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League on Thursday with their sixth straight win. Trevor Bauer Jersey . Colin Wilson had two goals and an assist, and Mike Fisher scored a goal and helped set up two others in the Predators 6-4 victory over the Red Wings on Monday night. . -- Derrick Rose shook off poor shooting early to hit clutch shots late and Carlos Boozer had 20 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Chicago Bulls to a 104-95 preseason victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday night. The management structure of the National Hockey Leagues expansion Las Vegas franchise is slowly coming into focus as the team announced Tuesday that longtime major junior hockey owner, general manager and coach Kelly McCrimmon has been named assistant GM.The hire is the first for longtime NHL general manager George McPhee who was announced as the Las Vegas teams first GM in mid-July. Although McCrimmon, 55, does not have NHL experience as a manager, his knowledge of the junior hockey world is vast having been with the Brandon Wheat Kings of the Western Hockey League since 1988 when he started with the team as an assistant coach before expanding his roles to include head coach, general manager and owner.The Wheat Kings under McCrimmon have become one of the most successful junior franchises in North America. McCrimmon, who played for the Wheat Kings for two seasons, spent four years at the University of Michigan in the early 1980s. Brandon Guyer Jersey. A native of Plenty, Saskatchewan, McCrimmon was named executive of the year in the WHL three times.The as yet unnamed Las Vegas franchise will begin play in 2017-18 and the challenge for McPhee and McCrimmon will be in getting a management/scouting staff in place as quickly as possible to begin the process of assessing talent during the coming season leading into next Junes expansion draft of current NHL players and the teams first entry draft of young players.McCrimmon is the younger brother of longtime NHL defenseman and coach Brad McCrimmon who died in the crash of the Kontinental Hockey Leagues Yaroslavl charter on Sept. 7, 2011. Cheap Soccer Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Hockey Jerseys Nike NFL Jerseys China Cheap Nike MLB Jerseys China Wholesale Baseball Jerseys China Wholesale College Jerseys Cheap Jerseys From China Wholesale Jerseys Near Me Cheap Jerseys Online Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys Authentic Cheap Soccer Jerseys China Cheap NCAA Jerseys Authentic Cheap Nike NBA Jerseys Cheap NHL Jerseys Authentic MLB Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Throwback Jerseys Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China ' ' '

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BATON ROUGE, La. . -- Antonio Blakeney scored 20 points as LSU held off North Florida 78-70 in a non-conference game Friday.The Ospreys, who trailed by 12 points with slightly more than six minutes remaining in the game, reduced their deficit to four over the next two minutes. A basket by Romelo Banks left the Tigers (3-0) ahead 67-63 with 4:11 left.Blakeney then scored six of his 20 points in the last 3 1/2 minutes to enable LSU to pick up the victory. Blakeney made two field goals and a pair of foul shots. Brandon Sampson had a field goal and two free throws in the stretch for the Tigers.This was one of those games where you keep trying to play better as the game goes along, said Blakeney, who scored 26 points in LSUs previous game against Southern Mississippi. You just try to correct the mistakes that you make. I am just happy we got the win.Blakeney was one of four LSU players to score in double figures. Duop Reath had 17 points before fouling out late in the game. Sampson scored 16 points and Aaron Epps added 14.It was a grind game for us in the second half with the way (North Florida) came back, Tigers coach Johnny Jones said. Our guys grinded it out defensively and they executed offensively. Our guys closed out the game well with plays made by Blakeney and several other guys.Four players also scored in double figures for North Florida (1-3). Chris Davenport led the Ospreys with 16 points. Banks, Aaron Bodager and Dallas Moore each had 13 points.North Florida had lost decisively to its first two power conference opponents this season -- Auburn and Miami.Were growing up, North Florida coach Matthew Driscoll said. We didnt let the lead LSU built in the second half demoralize us. We cut it to four points and the guys just kept on fighting. We left so much on the table with 20 turnovers and going 13-for-28 at the free throw line.BIG PICTURELSU: The Tigers were unable to put North Florida away for good until the final minute. LSU saw a nine-point first-half advantage cut to one point at the break. Then, the Tigers lost most of a 12-point lead down the stretch.NORTH FLORIDA: The performance by the Ospreys was quite different from the one two nights earlier against Miami. North Florida scored just 56 points while losing by 38 points to the Hurricanes. The Ospreys outrebounded LSU by ten and shot 44 percent from the field.RUNNING THE SHOWJalyn Patterson played point guard instead of starter Skylar Mays for LSU for most of the game. Patterson only scored one point, but handed out a career-high eight assists and committed just two turnovers in 27 minutes.GROUP EFFORT ON THE BOARDSNorth Florida was able to stay within striking distance of LSU all night because of its work on the boards. It was a team effort for the Ospreys as six players grabbed at least six rebounds. The leader was Romelo Banks, who was credited with nine rebounds.IMPROVED DEFENSELSU coach Johnny Jones has emphasized that his team must play more effectively on the defensive end of the floor this year. North Florida made 44 percent of its field goal attempts -- the highest mark by a Tigers opponent so far this season. LSU has not allowed more than 70 points in any of its first three games. The last time the Tigers had a three-game stretch of not giving up more than 70 points came in the first three games of last season.UP NEXTLSU: The Tigers will play away from home for the first time this season in the Battle 4 Atlantis at Paradise Island, Bahamas. LSU will meet Wichita State in an opening-round game Wednesday.NORTH FLORIDA: The Ospreys will return home to face their second non-Division I opponent of the season. North Florida will take on Florida National on Tuesday. . Laudrup revealed Thursday he was notified of his dismissal in "the briefest of letters which gave no reasons why such hasty and final action was deemed necessary. . But what about the officials? Every sport has officials and they also have stories about hard work and sacrifice but their accomplishments are seldom recognized by anyone outside their inner circle. . LOUIS -- Roman Polak was celebrating even before Alexander Steen scored the winning goal in Saturdays 4-2 win over the Carolina Hurricanes. The Socceroos slump against Thailand may just be the latest of three consecutive draws, but its the one Australia will be left to rue the longest in a stuttering World Cup qualifying campaign.Tuesday nights 2-2 stalemate in steaming Bangkok has left the national team on a precarious path to Russia 2018.They got away with last months tough away 2-2 draw with leaders Saudi Arabia.Even a wasteful first half that resulted in a 1-1 home impasse with heavyweights Japan was not dire.But against lowly Thailand, momentum ground to a halt.And the Socceroos will have plenty of time to reflect before embarking on the last five fixtures of the final phase starting in March.Thailand, winless and without a point before Tuesday night, were there for the taking.Three points should have been mere procedure, the only real question just how many goals Australia would score.That Ange Postecoglous men couldnt stamp their authority on a side with a minus nine goal difference is a glaring concern.Postecoglous evolution has been evident, the 2015 Asian Cup champions increasing depth a sign this is a squad built for the future.And the coach has rightly been applauded for his philosophy and ability to inject his unfaltering belief into his squad.Yet Postecoglous assertion that the Socceroos can not only qualify for Russia 2018 but make an impact in the tournament would appear to be a stretch based on current form.Its not good enough, said winger Robbie Kruse. Everyone needs to have a look at themselves.We didnt perform anywhere near the way we should have, particularly after we got the first goal.Weve let ourselves down in the group now and were one point behind the top two, so now its going to be a lot tenser.There was no more chance (for a slip-up) before tonight, but even more so now.The central issues for the Socceroos is goals - or lack thereof - in the run of play.Australias blushes were saved only by two penalties from captain Mile Jedinak, who also equalised from the spot against Japan.Brisbane striker Jamie Maclaren struggled to impose himself but also received little service in a disjointed front third.And while reliable goalscorers Tomi Juric and Tim Cahill were notable absentees, the problem appears broader, especially when Kruse and Mathew Leckie have just seven goals between them in 85 caps.Late substitute Nathan Burns was a rare hit of energy.The other question surrounds some players lack of club football.Kruses complete absence from Bayer Leverkusens Bundesliga team sheet this season was evident.First-choice left-back Brad Smith is still yet to feature for new English Premier League club Bournemouth while goalkeeper Mat Ryan, despite being the standout performer, has played two La Liga games for Valencia this campaign. 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TORONTO -- Steven Stamkos makes his first return to Toronto on Tuesday night after electing to re-sign with the Tampa Bay Lightning in the offseason rather than entertain an offer from the Maple Leafs. Trevor Booker Jersey .Five games into the 2016-17 season and it appears Stamkos made the right decision. The 26-year-old center has three goals and two assists and the Bolts sit second in the Atlantic Division behind only the Montreal Canadiens with a 4-1-0 record.The Markham, Ontario native signed an eight-year, $68 million deal in June prior to becoming an unrestricted free agent.I made the decision to stay with the team that drafted me and brought me up as an 18-year-old kid and its my second home now, Stamkos said. Theres no regrets and Im looking forward to hopefully winning another hockey game here on our road trip.This year, having the contract done, theres no distractions, just coming to the rink with a clear mind and thats something as an athlete sometimes you take for granted: just being able to come to the rink and have fun doing what youre doing and help your team in anyway you can.Tampa Bay is currently in the middle of a six-game, 11-day road trip, which began with a 4-1 win over the Ottawa Senators on Saturday night.The Maple Leafs limp home to Air Canada Centre following a three-game road trip, which saw Toronto lose in Winnipeg, Minnesota and Chicago while picking up two of a possible six points.The Maple Leafs will have a familiar face in the lineup as they begin a brief two-game home stand on Tuesday after claiming Ben Smith off waivers from the Colorado Avalanche.Smith, a 28-year-old forward, appeared in 16 games with Toronto last season and another five games with their American Hockey League affiliate before signing with the Avs as a free agent in in the offseason.(Smith) gives us a right-hand faceoff guy, can penalty kill too, said Leafs head coach Mike Babcock. That was a concern for us. (Zach) Hyman and Leo (Komarov) are taking all the draws for us and they dont play center so (we) want to shore that up.In order to make room for Smith on the roster, Toronto placed veteran forward Milan Michalek on waivers on Monday. If he clears, the 31-year-old will report to the clubs AHL affiliate.Toronto won its lone home game this season, defeating the Boston Bruins 4-1 on Oct. 15, but are 1-1-3 five games into the season and sit seventh in the Metropolitan Division.The red flag is the goals-against, said Babcock. I like that we score lots, and were entertaining, but I like winning, too, so weve got to keep it out.Ben Bishop, who is 2-1-0 with an .861 save percentage and a 3.68 goals-against average, likely gets the start in goal for the Lightning while the Maple Leafs will counter with Frederik Andersen. The 27-year-old Danish puck stopper is 1-0-2 in three starts this season while posting an .879 save percentage and a 3.64 G.A.A.Toronto concludes its home stand on Thursday when it plays host to the Florida Panthers. Julius Erving Jersey . The catch: It needs a lot of money, and it needs it fast. Charles Barkley Jersey .7 million, one-year contract, a raise of $2.2 million. Wieters had asked for $8.75 million and the Orioles had offered $6. . Perez, 35, posted a 1-2 record with a 3.69 earned-run average in 19 relief appearances last season. His season ended Aug. 9 due to a torn ligament in his left elbow. Perez joins infielder Andy LaRoche and catcher Mike Nickeas with minor-league agreements for 2014 that include invitations to attend spring training. TULSA, Okla. -- Freshman Lindy Waters made the game-winning basket as Oklahoma State edged in-state rival Tulsa 71-67 Saturday, but both Oklahoma State coach Brad Underwood and Tulsas Frank Haith saw different keys to what both agreed was an unsightly affair.Underwood pointed to the toughness and resourcefulness of freshman guard Brandon Averette, who stepped in for leading scorer Jawun Evans and scored a career-high 17 points with three assists and three steals, helping the young Cowboys, now 7-2, snap a six-game losing streak in true road games.I love our freshmen, theyre fearless, Underwood said. Ive seen veteran teams get punched in the mouth like they did in the second half and fold, but they hung in there. Theyve got great heart and swagger. Im proud of what they did.Haith was left to rue his teams 18 turnovers and 41-30 rebounding deficit.Thats where we lost the game, he said. Its very difficult to win when you give up 17 offensive rebounds and have 18 turnovers. They are going to be aggressive on the ball and you cant give in to the pressure.Waters, one of four freshmen on the floor for OSU throughout many of the key late moments, hit the basket with the shot clock nearing zero and despite tight defense from Tulsas Pat Birt. Tulsa had a chance to tie, but Sterling Taplin missed a layup attempt and OSU (7-2) secured the rebound. Fellow freshman Thomas Dziagwa, who made three big second-half 3-pointers, made two free throws to secure the win with less than a second remaining.Jeffrey Carroll had 13 points and a team-high eight rebounds for OSU. Dziagwa scored 11 points.Taplin had 16 points and Jaleel Wheeler 15 for Tulsa (4-4). Wheelers third 3-pointer of the second half, all from the left corner, gave Tulsa a 60-57 lead with 4:57 to play, its first lead since 15-14. The Cowboys clawed back on a pull-up by Averette, and 3-pointers by Leyton Hammonds and Dziagwa to lead 65-60.Taplin scored on two drives and made one of two free throws to pull Tulsa to 67-65, then Junior Etou tied the score at 69 on a rebound basket before Waters game-winner.Averette played 37 minutes after playing just eight in a one-point loss to Maryland.It was different, but I go against the best point guard in America every day in practice, so that prepared me for it, Averette saiid. Robert Covington Jersey. Ahead 17-16, the Cowboys took command with a 12-0 run triggered by a Phil Forte 3-pointer and fueled by seven free throws, pushing the lead to 29-16. The Cowboys forced Tulsa into 11 turnovers and had a 13-rebound advantage in leading 38-30 at the break, thanks partly to two late rebound baskets by Mitchell Solomon, including a tip-in at the buzzer.BIG PICTUREBoth coaches saw positives from their young squads still adjusting to each players skills and habits.Tulsa executed with much better flow on offense in the second half, which Underwood credited to adjustments made by Haith.Theyve got an NCAA Tournament team there, Underwood said of Tulsa. Did you see their first game? Not very good, but theyve made tremendous strides. Frank is a very good offensive coach and they did some things in the second half that gave us a lot of trouble.Were developing. Were getting better, Haith said. I think out best basketball is ahead of us.On the other hand, Underwood said his teams first-half defense, which forced 11 Tulsa turnovers, was as good as the Cowboys have played this year.I knew it would be ugly early without Jawun, but I loved our effort, he said. That was as hard as weve played this year,NEW STARTERSOklahoma State: The Cowboys were without leading scorer Evans (23.6 ppg), out with a bruise of the AC joint in his left shoulder suffered in practice Thursday. Guard Phil Forte also did not start due to a bruised hip but entered at the 15:51 mark. Averette and Carroll replaced them in the starting lineup.Tulsa: After a 1-for-10 shooting performance in his last game that dropped his season percentage to 31 percent, Pat Birt, Tulsas leading returning scorer from a year ago, did not start for the first time this season, and was replaced by freshman Lawson Korita. Korita finished with nine points and Birt had four.TRADING TREYS:With 9:20 left, Dziagwa made a 3-pointer to give OSU a 53-45 advantage, starting a string of four possessions in which either he or TUs Wheeler made a 3-pointer. Wheelers second left OSU up 56-51.UP NEXTOklahoma State is back home Wednesday against Arkansas-Pine Bluff.Tulsa hosts Texas State on Dec. 17. Cheap Soccer Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Hockey Jerseys Nike NFL Jerseys China Cheap Nike MLB Jerseys China Wholesale Baseball Jerseys China Wholesale College Jerseys Cheap Jerseys From China Wholesale Jerseys Near Me Cheap Jerseys Online Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys Authentic Cheap Soccer Jerseys China Cheap NCAA Jerseys Authentic Cheap Nike NBA Jerseys Cheap NHL Jerseys Authentic MLB Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Throwback Jerseys Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China ' ' '

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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. . How great will be revealed in the next couple of days at the board of governors meeting in Pebble Beach, Calif. Pakistan 339 (Misbah 114, Shafiq 73, Woakes 6-70) and 215 (Shafiq 49, Sarfraz 45, Woakes 5-32) beat England 272 (Cook 81, Yasir 6-72) and 207 (Bairstow 48, Yasir 4-69, Rahat 3-47) by 75 runsScorecard and ball-by-ball detailsPakistan took a 1-0 lead in the series after beating England by 75 runs at Lords. That is the simple version but there were multitudes contained within as Misbah-ul-Haqs irrepressible side took the ten wickets they required for victory on the fourth day, four of them going to the talismanic Yasir Shah on the way to match figures of 10 for 141 in his first Test match outside of Asia.Set 283 to win - a target only one side had previously achieved on the ground - after dismissing Pakistan inside the first ten minutes of the morning session, Englands batsmen struggled to build partnerships. Only when Jonny Bairstow and Chris Woakes were putting together a stand of 56 over 31.4 gruelling overs did Misbah have to seriously ponder where a wicket was coming from.The breakthrough came from Yasir, although there was little sleight of hand about a long hop that Bairstow simply missed attempting to swat through the leg side. His distraught reaction, head bowed over his bat as the Pakistan players celebrated around him, provided an illustration of Englands disappointment at losing a match in which they were always slightly behind but refused to abandon as beyond their powers of recovery.Yasirs tenth wicket practically sparked a playground bundle as Woakes was taken at slip trying to hit out with the No. 10, Steven Finn, for company and 79 still required. Mohammad Amir rattled Jake Balls stumps an over later to put the final seal on an emotional comeback six years after his previous Test appearance.This was a gripping encounter, fought in excellent spirit and holding the attention of a packed crowd throughout. A sizeable contingent of Pakistan supporters cheered every wicket as their side pushed for a first Test triumph at Lords since Waqar Younis and Mushtaq Ahmeds exploits in 1996. When the Pakistan team lined up afterwards to do a series of celebratory push-ups in front of the pavilion - a salute to the military fitness camp undergone by the players before the tour - the whole ground was in raptures.England may have been primed to the threat posed by Yasir and Amir but it was Rahat Ali who gave Pakistan the early advantage. England lost their top three in little more than an hour of batting and although the rejigged middle order that had been considered a weakness resisted admirably there was too much left for them to do against a constantly probing attack.Yet while Bairstow remained in the company of Woakes - a man with nine first-class centuries, not to mention 11 wickets in the match - England could imagine that the improbable was still possible. With the bowling tight and scoring opportunities scarce, the seventh-wicket pair resolved to soak up the pressure and fight for every inch.Nothing seemed to be happening in the middle, yet at the same time, everything was happening. Wahab Riaz threw himself into a five-over spell after tea that yielded 0 for 8 but saw the ball repeatedly swerve late past the outside edge. Both batsmen edged short of catchers in the cordon - Woakes a matter of millimetres in front of Asad Shafiq at third slip - and Wahab ended up lying in the dust as he strained for a breakthrough. He was also warned twice by the umpires for running on the pitch.At the other end, rewards were not as readily forthcoming for Yasir as had been expected after his first-innings six-for.. There was turn - as Gary Ballance discovered when a delivery beat his front pad and attempted flick to end his dogged 43 - but the pitch was placid enough for Woakes and Bairstow to survive as long as they eschewed risk. When Yasir won an lbw decision from Joel Wilson against Woakes, the batsman confidently reviewed in the knowledge that his bat had intervened first.England had initially recovered through a 49-run partnership between Ballance and James Vince, who made his best Test score before being dismissed by Wahab, flinging his hands at a drive shortly after lunch. Wahab had begun to make the ball reverse away down the slope and a thick edge flew to Younis Khan at second slip, who this time held on to the catch at the second attempt, having unsuccessfully juggled a much tougher chance with Vince on 9.Ballance, in the second innings of his comeback Test, seemed to grow in confidence, totting up runs with nudges and nurdles. He was vulnerable to Wahabs probing outside off stump but generally played the ball softly and late, other than when slashing a four over the slips. He and Bairstow added another 39 runs in 13 overs of careful batting when Yasir, having changed to bowling from the Nursery End, struck for the first time.The man identified as Pakistans likeliest match-winner had to wait until his 13th over but, for aficionados of legspin, it was undoubtedly worth it. Ballance had just pulled a sharply turning delivery through square leg for his sixth boundary; the next ball was a little fuller, spun a little harder down the slope and darted like a swallow past Ballances attempted flick to hit leg stump. If the shot was questionable, the overall effect was reminiscent Shane Warnes dismissal of Andrew Strauss at Edgbaston in 2005.Moeen Ali did not last long, waltzing out of his ground and aiming a heave across the line at Yasir, only for the ball to spin between bat and pad to hit the top of middle. At 139 for 6, England were still less than halfway to their target; Pakistan were more than halfway to theirs.After the third days play, Pakistans coach Mickey Arthur was hoping his side could sneak another 19-20 more runs. They managed just a single from Amir as England took the last two wickets in 13 balls, though that was enough to push the requirement up above the 282 achieved by Michael Vaughans side against New Zealand in 2004. Stuart Broad picked up both, Yasir and Amir caught behind, to become the third England bowler to pass 350 Test wickets.Adrenaline coursed through initial stages of Englands assault. Cook chopped the opening delivery for four through point as England raced to 19 for 0 from three overs before hitting their first speed bump: Rahat found his line and the tiniest contact with Cooks outside edge, a kiss goodbye for the England captain who turned away ruefully as Kumar Dharmasenas finger went up.Rahat bagged and tagged the next two as well. Alex Hales attempted to force a cut, a thick top edge flying quickly to be well held by Mohammad Hafeez at first slip; then a misbegotten pull from Joe Root sent a top edge out to the grateful Yasir, jogging to his right to take the catch some 20 yards in from the boundary at deep square leg. It was just one of a multitude of joyous individual and collective moments for Pakistan on a ground where they experienced such pain when the spot-fixing scandal erupted six years ago. They have fresh memories now. 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Freeman and Kemp, the Braves Nos. 3 and 4 hitters, were a combined 0 for 6 against Jaime Garcia with five strikeouts.Garcias two-out single in the second drove in Matt Holliday for the pitchers fourth RBI this season. Braves right fielder Jeff Francoeur thought he had a play on Holliday at the plate.It was just a bad throw, kind of straight in the ground, which I dont usually do, Francoeur said. So that was a frustrating one.Garcia needed just 89 pitches to get through eight innings, facing three batters over the minimum.You could tell the breaking ball and change-up were falling off the table, but he went to his sinker whenever he needed to and he wasnt even in a lot of deep counts, Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said. Thats why he only threw 89 pitches through eight innings.Seung Hwan Oh got the last three outs for his ninth save.Braves right-hander Joel De La Cruz (0-4) gave up the run and two hits with five walks in 5 1/3 innings.Garcias effort aided a taxed Cardinals bullpen. Prior to his start, five of the last six St. Louis starters failed to pitch into the sixth inning.It was huge, trying to get our bullpen another full day, Matheny said. But we would have had Oh up and hot again so it wasnt like he was going to sit around.The Cardinals have won six of their last eight games at home to improve to 26-30 at Busch Stadium. St. Louis has won all four games this season against the Braves.Atlantas Ender Inciarte extended his hitting streak to 16 games by leading the game off with a single.Atlanta has lost eight of its last 11 games at St. Louis.HEAD OVER HEELSBraves 3B Adonis Garcia tumbled into the camera well next to the Atlanta dugout to make an acrobatic catch on Brandon Moss pop foul in bottom of the third inning.It was awesome, Francoeur said. I actually saw him from right field disappear and the next thing I saw was a baseball coming over the thing. 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RIO DE JANEIRO -- IOC executive Patrick Hickey was discharged Thursday from a hospital and went straight to a Rio de Janeiro police station to be questioned about an Olympics ticket scalping investigation.The 71-year-old Irishman was arrested in a dawn raid Wednesday in the IOC hotel, but he immediately was hospitalized with chest pains.The Olympic Council of Ireland told The Associated Press that a member of its Rio Games delegation was allowed to go to Hickeys bedside to be informed of his decision to step aside temporarily from his IOC duties.A member of the IOCs ruling executive board, Hickey was in charge of the influential umbrella group for Europes Olympic bodies.Hickey is facing charges of conspiracy, ticket scalping and ambush marketing after allegations by Brazilian authorities that he was part of a plot to make $3 million by illegally selling Rio Games tickets above face value.Hickey was filmed Thursday being taken out of the hospital in a wheelchair.The Olympic Council of Ireland can confirm that Pat Hickey has been discharged from hospital and has been accompanied to a police station to complete a deposition, the Irish organization said in a statement.There was no indication from authorities how long Hickey will be held.The IOC told AP that it has stopped Hickeys $900-a-day per diem.IOC officials condemned Rio police for allowing a TV crew to accompany them as a naked Hickey was arrested in a hotel room.IOC member Dick Pound expressed surprise at the theater involved in the police actions. Kevin Knox Jersey. It makes it look like all sports administrators are corrupt. Theyre not, Pound told the AP. Theres a big risk for them if theyve got it wrong. ... Maybe its meant to be a deterrent for other ticket scalpers.Police said Irelands Olympic body helped transfer tickets to an unauthorized vendor who would set high fees and disguise the transaction as a hospitality package.Kevin James Mallon, from a British hospitality provider suspected in the plot, was arrested in Rio last week. Authorities have also issued warrants for four more executives at the company, THG.Some Irish tickets for the Olympics opening ceremony with a face value of $1,400 were sold for $8,000, police said.After describing the police raid on Hickeys hotel room as an affront, IOC Vice President John Coates defended his colleague.I know from Pat he had no idea that the representative from this company distributing these tickets was here distributing these tickets, so I look at the charges and really dont understand the basis of the indignity that he was put through, Coates said.Surely if they wanted to ascertain if there was any connection between him and the guy that was here, that should have been a discussion, he said. I think the members are all very worried about his well-being and the prospect of him being incarcerated.---AP Sports Writer Stephen Wilson contributed to this report. 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At Wantage Road, Northamptonshires home ground, there is a chunk of seats that does not really belong there at all. Paul George Jersey . They were donated by Surrey: an act of charity from one professional sports team to another.It is a microcosm of the financial chasm between Northants and the wealthiest teams in county cricket. Earlier this year, Gavin Warren, the chairman, admitted he was counting every loo roll. He stopped eating lunch at the club on match days to save cash, and caterers had to be enlisted to help put covers on the ground. When players reported for a full day of training, the club did not provide them with lunch, leaving them to buy sandwiches from a petrol station instead. In recent years, dark rumours have lingered that Northants risked going into administration.Inevitably the consequences have been felt on the pitch: Northants basic spending on player salaries was the fifth lowest of the 18 counties in 2015. This year, they had the smallest professional squad of any team.In 2003, Michael Lewis published Moneyball, detailing how the Oakland Athletics consistently reached the play-offs in baseball despite spending far less than most their rivals. Their success was built on the smart use of statistics: to nurture and improve their existing players, recognising what was really important to win baseball matches; and to spot players whose qualities were undervalued by other teams.The notion of Moneyball - how to do more with less - has since infiltrated everything from education to political campaigning and sport, as Lewis wrote recently.Preoccupation with Moneyball has extended to cricket, a game with obvious similarities to baseball: both are based on a batsman hitting a ball, and each pitch, or delivery, is an independent event.As England coach Andy Flower recognised what cricket could learn from Moneyball. Many in cricket talk about Moneyball. Yet it is Northants, a Midlands team that are one of only three counties never to have won the County Championship, who have implemented Moneyball techniques with more success than anyone else.If Leicester Citys 5000-1 victory in the Premier League was the sporting story of the year, 30 miles away Northants have achieved something almost as remarkable. In T20 cricket, they have built a dynasty, reaching three T20 Blast finals in four years, winning the crown twice - and, even more than the Oakland As once did, mocking the notion of financial determinism in sport. Using data smartly, both to hone their T20 strategy and recruit players, Northants have become the Moneyball kings.The summer of 2012 was dominated by rain and floods. For Northants, it seldom got better than the downpours: they won only four matches across three competitions, the worst tally in the land. They finished second bottom in Division Two of the County Championship, and second bottom of their one-day group, above only the amateur Unicorns. Worst of all was T20 cricket. Northants won a solitary game and lost seven. Mostly these werent agonising defeats either: they were thumpings, by eight wickets, seven wickets (twice), six wickets and five wickets. In 2011 they had been almost as bad, winning two T20 games and losing 11.They were a team of losers, unloved and irrelevant. We were embarrassing, current captain Alex Wakely later said. No one wanted to come and watch us. Even our own supporters were laughing at us.In July 2012, David Capel, Northants coach, was sacked. In his place David Ripley, a one-club stalwart as a player for 18 years, was elevated from 2nd XI coach and academy director. A month later, Ripley was appointed to the role full-time, with Phil Rowe taking over as 2nd XI coach and Academy director. This partnership would bring Northants, who had won only three trophies in their 107-year history as a first-class county, the best days in the clubs history.Ripley and Rowe took over a club in which everyone was fed up with losing and being rubbish, Wakely recalls. That is not an enviable position, but for new coaches it brings certain advantages. No one stubbornly clings to old orthodoxies. Change is embraced as necessary.The coaches inherited a team whose regime was unfit for purpose in T20 cricket. We all practised really hard at red-ball, but when it came to white-ball practice, everyone had to hit the ball as far as they could and have a slog, like in a club net, Wakely reflects.It was not only that Northants did not train properly for T20 cricket but that they did not train enough. Ripley reckons that 80% of Northants pre-season training was focused on first-class matches, and only 20% across the two white-ball formats, one-day cricket and T20. These formats each made up one-third of Northants season but only one-tenth of their preparation: that was madness, especially considering that, given their budgetary constraints, the shorter formats represented their most likely route to success.Immediately Ripley changed the 80-20 balance between training for first-class and the two limited-overs formats to 50-50. When he returned to the club in the winter of 2012 after a stint on Middlesexs books, the allrounder Steven Crook noticed far more attention given to white-ball cricket than at his previous two clubs or in his first spell at Northants. Wakely, appointed limited-overs captain from 2013 (and captain in all formats from 2015) was told by the board that the club was focusing on T20 cricket.Using statistical insights in cricket has been discredited since Peter Moores was misquoted saying we will have to look at the data after Englands calamitous performance in the 2015 World Cup. In this context, it is almost brazen for Ripley to declare: I am a statto. Towards the end of his career as a doughty keeper-batsman at Northants, from 1984 to 2001, he was introduced to mapping innings in one-day cricket: breaking down how a team would reach a certain score, and where they needed to be at each stage of the innings to get there. I really liked it. I thought it brought some clarity.There is a pervasive myth that T20 cricket is a game of slogging with no time for strategy. Yet the opposite might be true. Nathan Leamon, the England team analyst, believes that T20 lends itself better to strategising than other formats. In T20 the only real guesswork is about how exactly this wickets going to play, which is not going to change very much in four hours, he says. You can pre-plan. A lot of your plans prior to the match go through the game unchanged in T20 cricket, unlike in one-dayers or first-class matches. Because T20 games are shorter and conditions are more homogeneous, similar scenarios repeat themselves often enough for analysts to reach statistically significant conclusions, which can then inform what teams do.In 2010, the England and Wales Cricket Board mandated that every county log every ball in an analysis database. Northants enlisted Richard Barker, a lifelong fan and former American Football journalist, to do the job. But no one thought that Barker could actually help the team. When I started off, I didnt do anything, he recalls.Barker was used a little more over the following two years, but he was still, essentially, an unwanted spare part when Ripley took over. In the miserable summer of 2012, Northants were the only county not to film their T20 games.After the season, Barker, Ripley and Rowe got together to answer a simple question: just why were Northants so hopeless at T20 cricket?The answer was remarkably simple. Northants just didnt hit enough boundaries. In 2012, losing finalists Yorkshire hit 1006 runs in boundaries across 11 completed matches. Northants hit just 430 runs in boundaries across their eight completed matches; while Yorkshire averaged 91.45 runs in boundaries an innings, Northants averaged 53.45, the lowest of any county. And Yorkshire hit 28.9 runs in sixes a game, double Northants 14.25. Thats the thing I like about stats - it just shines a light onto some things, Ripley reflects.When Crook returned to Northants, he observed a big drive to understand how to win a T20 game. We really tried to understand what it took - where people hit, where people bowl, and trying to counteract that. Rowe would demonstrate the best areas to hit the ball, and put fielders, on the classic board game Test Match.As a devotee of US sports, Barker has long been aware that shrewd use of statistics can help teams. Ive lost count of the times Ive read Moneyball and dipped into various chapters, he says. Its always been in the back of my mind since I started at Northants. There are only so many cup final defeats and disappointing performances you can handle when you support a team for 30 years. It would have been rather remiss of me if I hadnt been looking for something to help us from somewhere.Before 2012, Barker compiled a dossier identifying a magic number of 160, a match-winning score by the team batting first in 65% of games. A roadmap of how to get there was laid out: reaching 160 involved hitting 15 fours, three sixes and scoring 82 runs off the other 102 balls. But little attention was paid to Barkers work.After he took over, Ripley built Northants T20 batting strategy around Barkers findings, prompting an emphasis on recruiting boundary-hitters in the winter of 2012 - the belligerent Australian batsman Cameron White returned for a second season, Richard Levi, the burly South African, was signed, and Crooks return brought ballast to the lower-middle order.As important was improving the boundary-hitting of those already at Northants. The 35-year-old allrounder James Middlebrook had never really swept a ball in his life, but he had these sweeping sessions. David Sales, a senior batsman, learned how to reverse-sweep. Wakely remembers a winter in which the bowlers bowled more yorkers than theyd ever done, and the batters hit more reverse sweeps. Everyone bought into it.Paradoxically, Northants used data to encourage their players to play with more spontaneity. Ripley explains, We wanted to give some freedom to say, We need to hit the ball, and we might lose two wickets. The emphasis on boundary-hitting created what Rowe calls a safe-to-fail environment.The results were remarkable. In 2013, Northants hit 86.61 runs in boundaries an innings - 33 runs higher than in 2012. Northants hit 73 sixes, compared to 19 in 2012, and averaged 19 runs more in sixes every innings.The formula carried them all the way to the T20 final, where they thumped Surrey - a side who spent £1.839 million on basic player salaries in 2013, double Northants £973,000 - by 102 runs. Ripley believed that Northants would never repeat their feat, and when the club endured a grim 2014, which Wakely missed entirely through injury, he feared being proved right.Northants use of data has evolved since 2013. While they have in mind par scores at venues over the past three years and whether grounds are better suited to batting first or chasing, they no longer map out how they will reach a score, trusting players to assess the situation as they go along. Similarly with the ball. It was more regimented in 2013 with six bowlers, Ripley says. Now weve got a bigger pool of bowlers, because we tend to play seven bowlers, so its a bit more about gut feel. Yet even here the impact of Barker can be felt: he stresses the benefits of using different bowlers at crucial times, to avoid being too predictable.The sides approach has changed in other ways. Northants previously preferred to bat first, but now prefer chasing, reasoning that they can hunt down any score. Their reasoning is underpinned by statistics. While Northants scored a lower proportion of their runs in boundaries than any of the other 17 counties in 2012, they have scored the highest proportion of runs in boundaries of any team since 2013. They also score a six every 21.1 balls, second only to Nottinghamshire, according to CricViz. Such batting strength is an even greater asset than Northants bowling: they only rank sixth in conceding the lowest economy rate since 2013.Barker is modest about his impact: The analysts main job is to put the captain and the coach in the position where they dont needlessly f*** things up before the toss.Yet others stress how sagacious use of data has aided Northants. Statistics are playing a big role in cricket now. Richard Barkers role is very unheralded, hell never get any of the headlines, Wakely reflects. Batsmen can ring him anytime and theyll get video footage of things that are going wrong. The computer stuff is being more and more integrated into cricket. Statistics dont often lie, especially in T20 cricket. Wakelys belief in data is clearly sincere: during our conversation he says that 83% of T20 matches are lost if a side loses three wickets inside the Powerplay.In 2016, Northants found someone else to log each delivery at Wantage Road, freeing Barker to find statistics to help Northants prepare. That enabled us to do a lot more.No detail is too small. Before a match at Chester-le-Street in 2014, the squad were discussing how to adjust to the large boundaries. David Willey was sceptical, and thought they were actually relatively small.Ripley realised that there was no way of knowing who was right. Back in Northampton, Ripley and Rowe promptly went to local builders, who gave them a measuring wheel. Northants have been using it to measure boundary dimensions at grounds ever since. Ripley reckons that with most counties preparing flatter wickets in T20s, the most significant part of home advantage might now lie in being able to adjust the dimensions of the boundaries. Indeed, the small boundaries at Wantage Road suit Northants, aiding the teams boundary-hitting while reducing the importance of preventing twos for a side that is far from the most mobile.There are clear limitations to the use of data in cricket. In baseball, each team plays 162 games in the regular season; in the T20 Blast, they only play 14, a far smaller sample size. We still dont have that much data, Rowe says.Before every game, in all competitions, Barker assembles a dossier for Ripley and Rowe. In T20, his analysis is built upon ground and opposition statistics and breaking down games into three chunks - the Powerplay of six overs, the nine overs in the middle, and the five overs at the death. Some of his stuff is a bit wacky, but thats okay. But some of its, Oh, hey, Ill be thinking about that differently now, says Rowe.The coaches discuss Barkers findings with Wakely, and then decide on a few choice statistics to relay to the team. The difficulty is, sometimes we get too much information, Wakely reflects. You dont want to sit people down for too long, because they dont listen, so we have to go through it, sift out the best bits of information, and feed those back to the dressing room so that it gives us the best chance of winning.Barkers data-crunching forms the analysis aspect of Northants pre-match team talks. A sheet of paper is hung up on the dressing room wall outlining the strengths and weaknesses of batsmen and bowlers, and a few choice stats - like a batsmans strike rate against different types of bowlers, or where an opposing bowler tends to bowl at the death - that can inform action. We will see that a guys strike rate against spin is 220, and his strike rate against seam is 120, says Rowe. You cant always have the perfect game plan out in the middle, but knowing that is very important.The sheet of paper remains in the dressing room for the whole game. Sometimes out there on the pitch I might get someone off the field to have a look, and find out how this guys been getting out, says Wakely.Pre-game analysis is put into practice in other ways. Northants always discuss match-ups - the batsman-bowler combinations between them and the opposition that are most favourable. Before the quarter-final at Hove in 2015, Northants measuring wheel found that there was an unusually short boundary up the hill, with the wind howling to the leg side. Willey promptly smashed 34 off a single over from Mike Yardy during a blistering century. Northants also always have in mind opposing bowlers they can target if they are behind the game.This use of data is married with instinct. On a slow pitch in the 2013 semi-final, Wakely called upon Kyle Coetzers occasional medium pace; he had only bowled two overs in the competition all season. Coetzers second ball snared Ravi Bopara, caught at midwicket. It surprised me. But he recognised that pace off was the way to go, says Rowe. Thats brilliant captaincy: knowing your personnel, having a gut instinct and making a decision.At the start of 2016, Northants found another use for data: to show how they could overcome the loss of Willey, their star player, who had departed for Yorkshire. In a team meeting Ripley presented Willeys statistics at Northants, emphasising that he had missed many matches, and saying the team had often won games that he did play without Willey making a significant contribution.His stats werent as breathtaking as we had perceived. We just put it out to the group to smooth it over for everybody. Ripley had a simple message for each member of the team: You just might have to have one more [match-winning game] than last year.Just as the Oakland As recovered from losing their three star players - Johnny Damon, Jason Giambi and Jason Isringhausen - after 2001 to do even better in 2002, so Northants performed even better without Willey in 2016. This was the greatest testament to Northants T20 strategy yet: the proof that it could withstand the loss of their most audacious cricketer.Prudent recruitment policy has underpinned Northants success. We go to the same principles: what do we need, and do homework on their character, Ripley says. He works through targets with Nigel Felton, a board member responsible for the final negotiations. Felton reflects: We cant afford to get it wrong.Just after Ripley took over, the club said that it was actively looking to recruit players to assist us in limited-overs formats. It is a white-ball-dominated squad, Barker notes, though Northants won their last three matches in County Championship Division Two in 2016.Prioritisation of white-ball cricket reflects a wider advantage for Northants: expectations. While many Test-playing grounds would not tolerate mid-table finishes in Division Two even if it meant performing outstandingly in limited-overs formats, Northants can see that as a trade-off worth making. The club was in Division One as recently as 2014, and is determined to return there, but no one is grumbling about their County Championship form while they are performing so outstandingly in T20 cricket. Northants even rested players from Championship matches before their quarter-final and finals day, so they could focus on white-ball skills.In T20 cricket, wealthier counties have tried to sign the best players available, no matter how short the stint. In 2015, Surrey signed Pakistan quick bowler Wahab Riaz for two games in consecutive days. Such an approach is unimaginable at Wantage Road, where budgetary constraints and the wish to protect the team dynamics mean that overseas players have been signed for the majority of the T20 season. In 2013, Cameron White played every match. Kleinveldt was signed as an overseas player from 2015 partly because he was available all season long, unlike many of the itinerant overseas recruits common in the shires. For their second overseas player in T20 cricket, Northants signed Shahid Afridi in 2015, who played eight matches, including on finals day; and in 2016 they signed Seekkuge Prasanna - like Afridi, a legspinning allrounder, ensuring continuity in the balance of the side - who played ten games before injury.Only very rarely do Northants sign players who are already established as first-team regulars at other counties - Josh Cobb, signed from Leicestershire before 2015, was the only exception in the T20-winning side in 2016, yet even he came from an unfashionable county and was identified for a specific skill: as Barker identified, Cobb hit more sixes in 2011 than Northants entire team.Rather than sought-after names, Northants recruitment of non-overseas players focuses on three types of cricketer: those outside the professional system altogether; those blocked at other counties; and those who could be politely termed as misfits.In 2006, Mohammad Azharullah was playing league cricket in Bradford. He was a professional cricketer in Pakistan, a skiddy and canny fast bowler good enough to play for the Pakistan Academy, and was earning some extra cash in the off season.While playing for Pudsey Congs, he started dating Emma, the clubs scorer. The relationship lasted, though Azharullah moved to different clubs in Yorkshire, and they were engaged in 2008, married in 2009, and had a daughter, Aisha, in 2011.Azharullah soon realised that he did not want to spend English winters away from his wife, playing first-class career in Pakistan, and pulled out of his contract with the Water and Power Development Authority midway through the 2009-10 season. But he continued to play as the club pro for Pudsey Congs, and always hoped to play county cricket from 2013, when he qualified through residency as a non-overseas player.In the final months of 2012, Azharullah emailed his CV to almost every county. Most did not even bother to reply. Only two - Northants and Worcestershire - told him they might be interested in signing him.Northants had already received a tip-off about Azharullah. Ralph Middlebrook, the father of James, had seen Azharullah in the Bradford League, and recognised him to be just as good as his first-class statistics in Pakistan - 190 wickets at an average of 26.50 - suggested.In January 2013, Ripley invited Azharullah in for pre-season training. Azharullah arrived at Wantage Road with one thought: I need to bowl as fast as possible.He was as good as his word. Indoors, bowlers tend to be quite polite. No one really bowls bouncers, recalls Wakely. He hit me first ball. I thought: wow this guys pretty good. He came with serious intent. After training, Crook approached Rowe with a simple message: Hes a genius. Youve gotta sign this bloke.The trouble was, Northants couldnt: they had no budget left. Azharullah was invited in again, this time for three days of training, with the club eager to find out whether his brilliant display in training was a one-off. It wasnt. So Ripley and Rowe went to David Smith, the then chief executive, cap in hand. We felt there was a window there, Ripley says. He was just getting English qualified. And we thought, If we dont do this now, as soon as he plays somewhere someone else is going to get him. In March, Azharullah was offered a one-year contract. It wasnt a lot of money but I just took it. I wanted to play, Azharullah says.Six months later Northants had gone from winning one T20 game in 2012 to winning the T20 Blast in 2013.Perhaps a little serendipity was at work. On finals day in 2013, Azharullahs daughter Aisha turned two. I didnt get her a gift, so I thought Id get her a medal instead. I used that as a motivation. By the days end he was not only a champion, he had taken 27 wickets in 2013, the highest tally in the competition. He has been at the heart of both Northants T20 triumphs, bowling a variety of yorkers and slower balls and relishing winning matches at the death. With hindsight it seems extraordinary that Northants did not face any competition to sign him.There are others from outside the system whose tales are almost as remarkable. Ben Sanderson, a strapping seamer, played three games for Yorkshire before being released in 2011. He took to playing in Minor Counties cricket, until, in the summer of 2015, when he was 26, Northants offered him a trial. Sanderson did well in four first-class games, and was then offered a two-year contract. This year he took 55 first-class wickets at 21.03 apiece, and in Northants two victories on finals day, recorded combined figures of 5 for 52.Sanderson was only playing because Richard Gleeson was injured. Like Sanderson, Gleeson made his debut in a tour match against Australia in 2015, a few months before turning 28. Northants realised that he could generate deceptive pace, and signed him on a pay-as-you-play deal for 2016, a role he combined with his day job as a community coach for the Lancashire Cricket Board. In July, Gleeson signed a three-year contract at Northants, and he was soon recruited by the Bangladesh Premier League.There is a common thread between Azharullah, Gleeson and Sanderson: all three were discovered in their mid-to-late 20s - long after most such outside the professional game have been written off as not good enough - while playing club cricket in Lancashire or Yorkshire, Englands traditional fast-bowling heartlands. Theyve got so many there that you can be brilliant in the leagues and no one knows about you, says Rowe. Ripley knows from personal experience how many good players Yorkshire produce - he grew up in Leeds before signing for Northants - and remains well informed about potential recruits in the county.Perhaps there are wider lessons here. Theres a great danger that its all about process - players getting into the system, then into the academy. Sometimes whats important is to get the late developer or the guy whos just missed out, says Felton. The guys whove gone out of the game are desperate to get back in - they just want to play. Theyre there for all the right reasons. You dont even talk about money to those guys sometimes.Similar logic underpins Northants pursuing what the club refers to as blocked players: high-quality performers languishing on the periphery elsewhere.Other counties tend to stockpile, especially sides with bigger budgets. It doesnt mean they spend it in the right way, says Felton. Sometimes players dont develop because theyre spending too much time playing 2nd XI cricket and cant get in the team. Its finding those players, and making sure theyre moving for the right reasons, and identifying them early.Northants look two years ahead for players blocked at other counties who might leave. In recent years they have signed Crook and Adam Rossington, who have gone from being fringe picks from Middlesex to front-line players for Northants. Graeme White - a product of the Northants academy who moved to Nottinghamshire in 2010 before returning in 2014 - is another blocked player made good. An unobtrusive left-arm spinner and lower-order hitter, White was one of four automatic picks, based on the Most Valuable Player rankings, for the North v South 50-over series next year. Like Northants coaches, the algorithm recognised Whites quality.Northants hope that the next fringe player from elsewhere to thrive will be the strapping fast bowler Nathan Buck. Hes a player that Rips and I have talked about a lot as someone whos got better cricket ahead, says Rowe. He was on our small list of domestic cricketers we were after.Together with locally qualified players outside the professional system or those blocked elsewhere, Northants have also recruited players who could politely be termed misfits. Billy Beane, the general manager of the Oakland As and star of Moneyball, built baseballs answer to the Island of Misfit Toys, Lewis wrote. The misfits included Scott Hatteberg, who had a poor injury record but a high on-base percentage; Chad Bradford, who was one of the slowest pitchers in the game but, because he threw the ball from unusually low, was tricky to hit; and Jeremy Giambi, who was slow but knew how to get on base. Through these signings Beane was able to exploit the flaws of prediction by representativeness - judging people on how they look, not what that do - as Daniel Kahneman notes in Thinking, Fast and Slow.Northants skill has been similar. It is almost impossible to imagine Surrey or Yorkshire signing players like Levi or Kleinveldt. To be crude, their waistlines just dont look the part.Because other counties undervalued the two South Africans, this created a market inefficiency for Northants, like the Oakland As, to exploit. Levi has scored 1397 T20 runs at 29.10 apiece, with a strike rate a shade under 150, for Northants; Kleinveldt has taken 30 wickets at 22.56, at an economy of under 7.50, despite normally bowling during the Powerplay and at the end of the innings.Both have had a wider significance, too. The signing of Richard Levi was very important, says Rowe, considering him a catalyst for Northants success. Tellingly, Northants were surprised there werent more counties interested in signing him. Where others noticed his midriff, Northants saw only runs and copious T20 experience. Kleinveldt, meanwhile, is charged with telling those in the dressing room when they have stepped out of line: He commands a lot of respect, says Wakely.Across all Northants recruitment, there are two unifying themes: the preference for selecting players with a point to prove, and the importance of character. In baseball, Theo Epstein, the general manager who led the Chicago Cubs to the World Series after 108 years of trying, talks about scouting the person more than the player.It is much the same at Wantage Road. None of us like surprises, Felton explains. But the club do not merely seek players who will do as they are told. If youve got some real red flags about a player, you might decide not to sign them, but sometimes that might be what you want - someone who is a little bit more get-up-and-go and in your face. You need some people who are quite confrontational and some who are heads down in the corner. Like many of the best sports teams, Northants are a mix of personalities.Its very difficult to value a player. The whole game is tussling with that, says Felton. Its a debate weve been having as a county. While Beane prioritised on-base percentage, which was an undervalued statistic in baseball, Northants have no such formula for recruitment, and their signings are based less on statistical analysis. But they have still proved that by looking beyond the most fashionable cricketers, teams can override the logic of financial determinism.Even for the poorest teams, success can become self-perpetuating. Because of people like Azha and Gleeson, players gravitate towards you, says Felton. The club has honed its USP to cricketers from other counties. We have ambition. And we want you to have ambition - but youve got a greater chance of fulfilling that ambition playing. Just think about your choices. You come here and play. Playing second-team cricket, or being a squad member at certain other clubs, youre not going to necessarily flower.This messages appeal was highlighted by Buck rejecting more lucrative offers to join, defying rumours about the clubs finances. It was very refreshing, we just felt that he wanted to come to Northants, Ripley says. Other players whom Northants have signed - including Azharullah, Cobb and Gleeson - have subsequently decided to stay at the club, when they could have earned more elsewhere, reciprocating the clubs loyalty.Northants also recognise that there is no source of talent as cheap as home-grown talent. A team recently derided as the Steelboks, on account of their relish for South Africans, have produced two of the most exciting talents to emerge from England in recent years: David Willey and Ben Duckett. While Willey left at the end of the 2015 season - a poor signal, Felton admits - Duckett chose to sign a new two-year contract at the end of 2016: a small indication of how far Northants have come. Should both players play more for England, Northants will be well rewarded by the ECB, helping to reduce the salary gap with other counties a little.Northants began 2015 with a squad of only 15 professional cricketers, the smallest around. Occasionally Ripley was reduced to ringing other coaches just before games to sign players on loan.And yet, through shrewd recruiting and management, Northants have turned their slight squad into an advantage. If youre Surrey or Yorkshire, its Christmas Day morning: theyve got lots of toys and dont know which to open, Felton says. We aint got that situation. Sometimes it means youve got to make the very best of what might come your way. Ripley believes: You need enough depth, but you dont need players three-deep waiting for an opportunity, because it just creates uncertainty and they become stale.Role clarity is the trope repeated endlessly by players and coaches alike. Players with knowledge of their role gives them confidence, says Rowe. They can practise that role, be clear on that.Players are by nature kind of vulnerable, and full of self-doubt anyway. It doesnt take a lot to unsettle the apple cart. So you need to be really, really careful. Several at the club express sympathy with Greg Smith, the Nottinghamshire opening batsman who performed well throughout the group stages but was dropped for their semi-final defeat to Northants.In T20, a smaller squad can also render batsmen less fearful that a loose shot or two will lead to being dropped. You dont feel like youre looking over your shoulder the whole time, says Crook, part of far larger squads during stints at Middlesex and Lancashire. You then play fearless cricket. It becomes a less selfish environment.The shallowness of Northants squad, and the camaraderie between players, cultivates a culture of selflessness and honesty. A case in point is Levi during T20 matches. Opening the batting, he uses his vast T20 experience to feed information about the conditions and a par score to the rest of the team. If Levi has a bad three or four overs and then gets out, he is very honest, Ripley says. The trust is there.Under pressure in the field, Northants small squad can also be an advantage. When I brought a bowler on we got to the point where every fielder knew where they were going to be, Wakely recalls. The sides least athletic fielders - notably Azharullah, Levi and Kleinveldt - have become competent in positions that conceal their weaknesses, with Levi regularly taking girth-defying acrobatic catches. Even Azharullah, normally hidden at short fine-leg, took an agile caught-and-bowled in the final against Durham this year and effected a run-out soon after.My shit doesnt work in the play-offs. My job is to get us to the play-offs. What happens after that is f***ing luck, Beane famously said.For Northants, this is where Moneyball comparisons fall short. Under Beane, the Oakland As have lost in six of their seven play-off series, and never qualified for a World Series final. Northants have won two T20 tournaments. If Northants have had some fortune - in 2013, Kyle Coetzers injury in the semi-final meant that Willey was promoted to open, and promptly creamed 60 off 27 balls - their success in crux games speaks of something much greater than luck.Barkers analysis work is even more valuable in knockout matches than in the regular group stage. As the T20 groups are regional, Northants play the same teams every year. Teams from the south group, who they only ever face in knockout games, are much less familiar. Before their quarter-final victory over Sussex in 2015, Northants had only played them once in a T20. They had never played a T20 against Middlesex before thrashing them in this years quarter-final.We needed specific information about teams we didnt understand, says Wakely. [Barker] came up with a pack of 25 pages with everything we needed: stats, average scores, pressure players, where boundaries were hit. The information was distilled before reaching the rest of the squad. Barker explains: We were looking a lot at the slower-ball bouncers and variations they had at the death and what their bowlers like to do. In normal games its like, Weve seen this, no need to overcomplicate it.But data can only explain a little of Northants pedigree in knockout matches. Theres not a stat in the world that gives you that edge, says Barker, reflecting on Northants run of eight victories - three out of three batting first and five out of six batting second - in nine knockout T20 matches since 2013. Weve got cooler heads than the opposition, Wakely believes. To Rowe, we have got numerous players who want to be on the big stage - they love it. Role clarity also helps: when Azharullah is defending ten off the final over, he is merely attempting what he has done successfully many times before.Under pressure, Northants can also call upon their spirit. If it is tempting to recall Steve Archibalds aphorism - Team spirit is an illusion glimpsed in the aftermath of victory - Northants suggest that he was overly cynical. Even in 2014, when Wakely was injured all season and the team was regularly pummelled in Division One of the Championship, the dressing room did not descend into infighting.Theres togetherness from the top to the bottom. They work hard, they party hard, says Azharullah. Before he retired after a 20-year career in 2015, Stephen Peters told Wakely that it was the best dressing room that hed ever played in.The captain, an academy product first thrust into the role at 24, has unified and empowered his players, eschewing rabble-rousing speeches but speaking with purpose when he does talk. My role is more to keep the peace individually with people.Wakely also has a relish for the big stage. He thumped 59 not out off 30 balls in the 2013 final, and then, entering in crises at 15 for 3 and 9 for 3, hit 53 and 43 in the two victories on finals day this year. I imagine WASP [Sky Sports gizmo for giving teams a percentage chance of victory] was pretty much non-existent for us, he laughs. Defying the odds twice on finals day was merely an extension of what Northants have spent much of the past four years doing. One thing people overlook is theres a hell of a lot of talent at this club, Wakely says. In 2013, Northants fielded almost the same XI throughout the tournament, but overcoming injuries and a lot more adversity made 2016s victory even more admirable.To Barker, Maybe the scary thing - one that no one at Wantage Road would ever admit or anyone else would ever accept - is that weve done what weve done because when the stakes have been at their highest weve invariably been better than anyone else.After over 30 years involved in Northants, Ripley considered finals day in 2013 my best day in cricket. But he enjoyed 2016s win just as much.When Ripley and the team woke up the next day, nursing what was simultaneously the best and worst hangover imaginable, he confronted a new problem.I have tried to play the underdog tag a bit. But its getting difficult to keep rolling it out. Cory Joseph Jersey . Pierce was ejected in the third quarter of Indianas 103-86 win Monday. 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We will see better teams. How will we answer that?They will know next week when they travel to Brooklyn, New York for the Legends Classic, where their first opponent will be Northwestern.Its going to be fun, Texas guard Kendal Yancy said, especially because were winning.Thats a far different feeling than last season, when Texas started 2/3 after early road trips to China and the Bahamas.Texas had little trouble with Eastern Washington as five Longhorns scored in double figures. Freshman Andrew Jones scored 17 points on 6-of-10 shooting. He had a big first half, making all four of his shots for 12 points in just 9 minutes on the court.Yancy scored 10 points, opening the game with consecutive 3-pointers, and Texas built a 39-24 lead at halftime. Jarrett Allen, Texas 6-foot-11 freshman forward, had four assists in the half by kicking passes out to wide open shooters for 3-pointers.Texas opened the second half with a burst from Eric Davis Jr., who made two 3-pointers in 10-4 run that pushed the lead to 54-28. Jones first basket of the second half, a breakaway dunk, put the Longhorns up by 27 with 11 minutes to play.Bogdan Bliznyuk scored 22 points for Eastern Washington (1-2).Were a little better than we played tonight, but they made us look a lot worse than we are, Eastern Washington coach Jim Hayford said. Al Jefferson Jersey. We dont see athletes like that in the Big Sky (Conference).THE BIG PICTUREEastern Washington: The Eagles were overmatched from the start against their first Big 12 opponent in six seasons. Eastern Washington is 1-24 all-time against ranked opponents.Texas: The Longhorns played their most fluid game with unselfish passes, defensive hustle and an ability to spread the points around the court. Kerwin Roach Jr., who missed the first game because of a suspension, got in his best work at point guard with four assists.POLL IMPLICATIONSTexas still needs win against major conference competition if they hope to impress voters. The next two games against Northwestern and either Notre Dame or Colorado at the Legends Classic, would be a start.MACK ATTACKMack was suspended for the first game for an offseason rules violation but has lead the team in scoring in each of the two games hes played, despite not starting either one. He scored 14 points in 23 minutes against Louisiana Monroe, and played just 21 minutes against Eastern Washington. He has a team-high eight 3-pointers on 14 attempts.INSIDE THE BOX SCORETexas made a season-high 11 3-pointers and Eastern Washington was just 3 of 21 from long range and made just one in the second half. Two of Allens early assists led to Texas 3-pointers. 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Friday, July 29Geelong ($1.30) v Western Bulldogs ($3.55), Simonds Stadium at 7.50pmGeelong:?B Jake Kolodjashnij, Tom Lonergan, Corey Enright HB Jed Bews, Harry Taylor, Tom Ruggles C Andrew Mackie, Joel Selwood, Mitch Duncan HF Nakia Cockatoo, Zac Smith, Lincoln McCarthy F Jimmy Bartel, Tom Hawkins, Daniel Menzel FOL Rhys Stanley, Patrick Dangerfield, Cameron Guthrie I/C Mark Blicavs, Josh Cowan, Sam Menegola, Steven MotlopWestern Bulldogs:?B Jed Adcock, Fletcher Roberts, Easton Wood HB Jason Johannisen, Joel Hamling, Shane Biggs C Lachie Hunter, Marcus Bontempelli, Liam Picken HF Lin Jong, Jake Stringer, Clay Smith F Tory Dickson, Tom Boyd, Luke Dahlhaus FOL Jordan Roughead, Jack Macrae, Tom Liberatore I/C Zaine Cordy, Josh Dunkley, Koby Stevens, Caleb DanielUBET verdict:?Geelong got things back on track with a good win over the Crows last week and early investors feel the Cats can knock off another top-four fancy this round in the injury-ravaged Bulldogs.Enter your ESPNfootytips AFL selectionsSaturday, July 30GWS Giants ($1.12) v Richmond ($6.25), Star Track Oval at 1.45pm?GWS:?B Joel Patfull, Phil Davis, Zac Williams HB Heath Shaw, Nick Haynes, Josh Kelly C Toby Greene, Callan Ward, Nathan Wilson HF Rory Lobb, Jonathon Patton, Steve Johnson F Tom Scully, Jeremy Cameron, Adam Tomlinson FOL Shane Mumford, Stephen Coniglio, Dylan Shiel I/C Sam J. Reid, Devon Smith, Harrison Himmelberg, Ryan GriffenRichmond:?B David Astbury, Alex Rance, Dylan Grimes HB Jayden Short, Taylor Hunt, Brandon Ellis C Daniel Rioli, Trent Cotchin, Anthony Miles HF Dustin Martin, Sam Lloyd, Ty Vickery F Kane Lambert, Jack Riewoldt, Adam Marcon FOL Shaun Hampson, Nick Vlastuin, Reece Conca I/C Shaun Grigg, Oleg Markov, Nathan Drummond, Bachar HouliUBET verdict:?Richmond has never lost the Giants, but the money trail says that record will not just be broken, but shattered. 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Early funds are flowing their way, but they have an unflattering record at the Gabba, losing their last three against the Lions at the venue.Enter your ESPNfootytips AFL selectionsNorth Melbourne ($1.55) v St Kilda ($2.47), Etihad Stadium at 7.25pm?North Melbourne:?B Scott D. 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Lynch, Jarrad Grant F Sam Day, Peter Wright, Ryan Davis FOL Tom Nicholls, Jack Martin, Touk Miller I/C Matt Rosa, Callum Ah Chee, Trent McKenzie, Sean Lemmens, Jesse Joyce, Jarrod Garlett, Seb Tape (Three to be omitted)UBET verdict:?The Dees have won their last two against the Suns, but the Gold Coast has found some form and there are more than a few takers for them at their generous outright price.Enter your ESPNfootytips AFL selectionsFremantle ($4.35) v Sydney Swans ($1.22), Subiaco Oval at 3.20pm?Fremantle:?B Garrick Ibbotson, Zac Dawson, Cameron Sutcliffe HB Tommy Sheridan, Sam Collins, Lee Spurr C Danyle Pearce, Lachie Neale, Hayden Crozier HF Lachie Weller, Matt Taberner, Michael Walters F Shane Yarran, Matthew Pavlich, Chris Mayne FOL Zac Clarke, David Mundy, Stephen Hill I/C Ed Langdon, Tendai Mzungu, Matt de Boer, Darcy Tucker, Jack Hannath, Ethan Hughes, Alex Silvagni (Three to be omitted)Sydney Swans:?B Nick Smith, Aliir Aliir, Callum Mills HB Dane Rampe, Heath Grundy, Jarrad McVeigh C Jake Lloyd, Josh P. 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Scott Kazmir allowed four hits in seven shutout innings, Michael Brantley hit a two-run homer in a three-run first inning and the Indians maintained their hold on an AL wild-card spot with a 4-1 win over the Houston Astros on Saturday night. RIO DE JANEIRO -- Before they took the court and won bronze, they gathered in the locker room one final time. Each player on the U.S. womens volleyball took a turn to speak.Jordan Larson told her teammates she loved them and would fight for every one of them.Alisha Glass made sure they all knew there was nowhere shed rather be now than right here in Rio.Captain Christa Dietzen? She didnt need an Olympic medal. She already understood what this tight-knit team was all about, and she also knew it sure would be nice to wear one home as she heads into retirement and prepares to start a family. They thanked one another for the time and effort over four hard years.Beach star Kerri Walsh Jennings sent a note of her own: Go get a bronze. Just as Walsh Jennings and April Ross did.Im just really proud to be a part of this program, Larson said. Its come a long way. Im just really happy because there are a lot of good people who deserve this. A lot of people just gave their hearts and soul to this.Player-turned-coach Karch Kiraly, the only person to win Olympic volleyball gold as a beach and indoor player, addressed each woman. He spoke of his admiration and acknowledged those players back home who didnt make the cut.Just by stepping on the court Saturday, Foluke Akinradewo showed how this squad stuck together. She returned from an injury to her left leg that forced her out early in the semifinal loss to Serbia. The star middle blocker took charge as the top-ranked Americans bounced back two days later to beat the Netherlands 25-23, 25-27, 25-22, 25-19.After Kim Hills ace on match point, the U.S. women fell into an embrace. Kiraly hugged his coaches and brought the women into a huddle for one last cheer.In a way, selfishly, I wanted a gold medal to almost prove the way this culture is, or the way the culture has grown and the foundation that weve built, almost to prove it right -- that the way we did it was right, Dietzen said. A medals not going to prove that. A medal doesnt define this team. It will never define this team.Reserve setter Courrtney Thompson, the Americans inspirational motivator, joined Dietzen in announcing immediately after the match that her volleyball days are done. Victor Lindelof Jersey. Then they joked about meeting for a crack-of-dawn spin class later in the week.I have a whole new respect for everyone that wins a bronze medal, Thompson said. Its not easy, 48 hours later.This group leaves the Olympics again without the big prize. The last three games went this way: Beijing 2008, silver; London 2012, silver; and Rio de Janeiro 2016, bronze.Our team dealt with some real pain and heartache, heartbreak, a couple of days ago, said Kiraly, who thanked Walsh Jennings for her gesture. Im incredibly proud of how within hours they were preparing, carrying that heartbreak, but preparing to be good and to finish strong. I also never had any understanding of how good a bronze medal could feel, and it feels incredible right now. Were so happy to finish this tournament on this note.The Netherlands shined, playing in its first Olympics since the 1996 Atlanta Games. 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If there were any doubts that Graham DeLaet is ready to win on the PGA Tour, they were dismissed on Sunday. Peter Forsberg Jersey . DeLaet didnt win the Travelers Championship but he showed that his game is at the point where a win seems a question of when, not if. While the Canadian was pleased with his overall performance, there was some disappointment and frustration too. "I played well all week and overall, its good," said DeLaet, not long after stepping off the golf course. "But I definitely felt that I let this one slip away. I know I could have won the golf tournament." Thats DeLaet through and through. Thats why hes becoming such a tremendous player. Even though he posted the best finish of his career and picked up a cheque for $414,800, he was mad that he let a golden opportunity get away. Its all about winning for him, just as it should be. Hes hungry to get a victory. And then you know hed be just as hungry to get another one. DeLaets one-under 69 at the TPC River Highlands led him to his career-best finish, a third behind winner Ken Duke and his playoff combatant Chris Stroud. It also pushed his seasons earnings to a career best $1,348,387 (US) and moved him to 30th on the FedEx Cup list. Hes also the first Canadian since October 2010 to get inside the top 100 on the Official World Golf Ranking. Those are great marks, to be sure, but DeLaet would trade them all for a win. There were times on Sunday when it appeared the native of Weyburn, Sask., might break through. It was the third time in his PGA Tour career that hed played in the last group on the final round. The previous two times hed finished down the leaderboard. This time, however, he remained in the chase until the final few holes. "I felt super calm all day," he said. "I think I was more nervous standing on the first tee on Thursday. "I hit a perfect tee shot on one and blocked everything out really well. There was a lot of stuff going on there." After pars on the first three holes, DeLaet noticed a scoreboard on the fourth hole and was surprised to see he had the solo lead at that point. He was sure that someone was going to post a few birdies and make a run. But the wind and tough pin placements seemed to be the equalizer. "I didnt play my best golf but I kind of scrapped it out," he stated. Coming down the final four holes, DeLaet was in good shape, having made a birdie on 12 to tie for the lead. But on 15, after hitting his tee shot just over the green on the par 4, he wasnt able to make birdie, and on 16, a par 3, his tee shot came up short of the green and a poor chip led to a bogey. "On 15, I should have backed off that putt," he said. "I felt a gust come up and Im not sure if it blew my blade open or if it knocked the ball off line but that was a straight putt."And on 16, it was the wind again. I had the exact same yardage as I did on 14 and it came up about 15 yards short. "If I get up and down on one of those, Im in the playoff. If I do it on both, I win," he reflected, with obvious frustration in his voice. Aside from the win, DeLaet was also disappointed at losing out on points in the race for the International Team in the Presidents Cup. Its one of his main goals for this year and he desperately wants to move up that list to be joining the world side at Memorial. He may get that chance this week at the AT&T, being played at Congressional outside Washington, D.C. Thats a course DeLaet feels suits his game about as well as any on the PGA Tour. Before that, however, he was planning to celebrate his play this week the good, old Canadian way . . . with a couple of beers in the hotel lobby bar. "Even though today was disappointing," he offered, "there are way more positives out of this than negatives." NOTES: DeLaet made nine birdies on the weekend adding up to a $9,000 donation to the Alberta flood relief. That was matched by PGA Tour Canada and ATB Financial. A.J. Greer Jersey . 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. Semyon Varlamov Jersey . PETERSBURG, Fla. . - NASCAR announced a 33-race schedule for the 2014 Nationwide Series with virtually no changes from this years slate. Team Europe versus Czech Republic, 3 p.m. ET (ESPN2)In a game with significant implications for Team USA, Team Europe will try to build off its shocking 3-0 victory over the Americans -- and thus move to 2-0 in the tournament -- as it takes on a Czech Republic team that was mauled 6-0 by Canada on Saturday. That score does not indicate how even the first half of the first period was nor the speed that the Czechs brought to the game. But they wilted under a relentless Canadian attack, giving up three goals in the last half of the first period. I believe we were ready to play, Czech Republic assistant coach Vaclav Prospal said after the game. But after the first goal, it almost seems like we stopped playing and started making bad plays, and they filled our net.Can Team Europe -- which played a patient, opportunistic game against the Americans, scoring three goals on just 17 shots -- force the Czechs off their game in a similar fashion? Team Europe appears to have more firepower, although the Euros were 0-for-4 on the power play against the U.S. The Czechs could not get the early goal they needed against Canada and were a grisly 0-for-6 on the power play in the opener. If theyre going to get back in the tournament, Jakub Voracek and Tomas Plekanec are going to have to get going offensively. Itll be interesting to see if the Czechs go with Petr Mrazek in net after Michal Neuvirth was thrown to the lions against the Canadians, who launched 50 shots at the Czech net. Both Mrazek and Neuvirth were very good during the pretournament schedule. Team Europe will be looking for Jaroslav Halak to continue his stellar play. The?New York Islanders?goalie stopped all 35 U.S. shots, including 17 in the third period. If Team Europe can continue its early roll and defeat the Czechs, that would force the Americans into a must-win situation against Canada on Tuesday night in order to keep their hopes of advancing beyond the three-game preliminary round alive. If the Czechs win, it sets up the much more remote possibility that the Americans could still advance via tie-breakers even with a loss to Canada.Line Watch: The expectation was that Team Europe would go only as far as captain Anze Kopitar and his linemates would take it. But the forward trio of Frans Nielsen, Marian Gaborik and Mats Zuccarello did significant damage for Team Europe, and if they can continue to contribute, it will take more pressure off Kopitar and enhances their teams chances of victory. John Wensink Jersey. --Scott BurnsideRussia versus Team North America, 8 p.m. ET (ESPN2)In their first game of group play on Sunday, Team North America played with high levels of skill, speed, offensive firepower and puck-possession -- very much like their next opponent has historically played during international tournaments. One day after announcing their arrival by crushing Finland 4-1, North America takes on a powerful and angry Team Russia. Its a fantastic test for the kids.Russia blew an opportunity to beat a Henrik Lundqvist-less Team Sweden on Sunday and now enters their game against the North Americans desperate and hacked off. Its one thing to take on Patrik Laine, who will be good in the NHL at some point in the near future. Its quite another to take on Alex Ovechkin, one of the all-timers.Team Sweden limited the Russian offense by keeping many of the shots to the outside and removing time and space. They could do that with a defense featuring Norris Trophy candidates Victor Hedman and Oliver Ekman-Larsson. North America doesnt feature a blueline of that caliber but their forwards more than made up for it by using their speed to track back and help out defensively.North America, led by McDavid, has world-class speed up and down the lineup that Russia will have issues containing. Team Russia doesnt have the most mobile defense, something the speedy forwards on Team North America should have an opportunity to exploit.This has a chance to be a high-octane shootout if both forward groups get going.Line Watch: Both teams have the disadvantage of playing back-to-back games to open group play, something that can be taxing on starting goalies Sergei Bobrovsky?of Russia and Matt Murray?of North America.?Bobrovsky was tested much more than Murray was in the opener, facing 29 shots from Sweden, making a number of good saves. Against Finland, Murray went long stretches without even seeing a shot, finishing with 24 saves, although the number of quality scoring chances wasnt incredibly high.Bobrovsky said hes ready to go but the Russians have a quality goalie in Semyon Varlamov waiting for an opportunity.?With Team North America, Murray is the clear-cut No. 1 and coach Todd McLellan announced on Monday that he will get the start against Russia.?--Craig Custance Wholesale Throwback Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys NFL Jerseys From China Youth NFL Jerseys China White NFL Jerseys Cheap Wholesale Nike NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Jerseys NFL Cheap Camo China NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys 2020 Wholesale NFL White Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys 2019 Cheap Jerseys 2020 NFL Jerseys China Wholesale Jerseys 2018 Disocunt Football Jerseys China Womens NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Cheap Jerseys Online ' ' '

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AVEIRO, Portugal -- It didnt take long for Cristiano Ronaldo to give Portugal the boost it needed in European qualifying for the 2018 World Cup. Brandon Crawford Jersey .Ronaldo scored twice in the first four minutes, then added two others in the second half, to help the European champion rout nine-man Andorra 6-0 on Friday and earn its first win in qualifying.We knew the first goal was important because they play with 11 men behind the ball, Ronaldo said. We got off to a good start.Ronaldo did not play in the 2-0 loss to Switzerland in the Group B opener in September because he was still recovering from a knee injury sustained in the final of Euro 2016.It was the first time he scored four goals in the same game with the national team.The Swiss scored a late winner in a 3-2 to win at Hungary to win their second in a row and take the group lead with six points, two more than the surprising Faeroe Islands, which followed its draw at Hungary with a 2-0 victory over Latvia.Portugal and Latvia have three points each, with Andorra staying with zero.Only the group winners automatically qualify.PORTUGAL 6, ANDORRA 0Ronaldo made his presence felt early in the western city of Aveiro, scoring with a left-footed shot from inside the area in the second minute and adding to the lead with a header in the fourth. His third came with a one-timer from close range, and the fourth with another left-footer.He also caused both red cards to Andorra players. Jordi Rubio was sent off for a second yellow card for a hard foul on the Portuguese star in the 62nd, and Marc Rebes was shown a straight red for another vicious foul on Ronaldo in the 70th.Joao Cancelo netted for Portugal just before halftime, and Andre Silva closed the scoring in the 86th.Andorra goalkeeper Josep Gomes made great saves to help Andorra avoid a bigger defeat.Now we have to think about the Faeroe Islands, Portugal coach Fernando Santos said. We need to win it.HUNGARY 2, SWITZERLAND 3Switzerland twice relinquished leads but held on after Valentin Stockers 89th-minute goal in Budapest, securing the group lead.Haris Seferovic opened the scoring for the Swiss in the 51st, but the hosts equalized with Adam Szalai just two minutes later. Ricardo Rodriguez put Switzerland ahead again in the 67th, and Hungary evened the match one more time four minutes later.Hungary had been held by the Faeroe Islands to a scoreless draw in their opener, while Switzerland beat Portugal.LATVIA 0, FAEROE ISLANDS 2The Faeroe Islands followed its surprise draw against Hungary with a win at Latvia behind goals by Sonni Nattestad in the first half and Joan Edmundsson in the second.The two stunning results have the team from the small group of islands in the north Atlantic only two points from the group lead.Latvia opened with a 1-0 win at Andorra. Custom San Francisco Giants Jerseys .C. at the helm of the top team in the Eastern Conference. His tenure as the GM in Vancouver was all too brief. Though he led the Canucks to what was then a franchise record-shattering campaign in just his second season, Nonis was gone and replaced one year later. Deion Sanders Jersey . The move comes after the Canadiens were approached by the Buffalo Sabres for permission to speak to Dudley - a former Sabres player and head coach. "The Sabres called for permission and I appreciate that, Im flattered, Dudley told TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun of ESPN. .Y. -- Injured Buffalo Sabres forward Marcus Foligno did not practice with the team Monday and head coach Ron Rolston said its unlikely hell play in Wednesdays season opener in Detroit. England are facing an anxious wait to see if Joe Root will be able to take any further part in the second Test against Bangladesh in Dhaka.Root was forced off the pitch during the evening session of day two after complaining of an upset stomach. He was subsequently isolated from the rest of the squad to limit any chance of contagion, driven back to the hotel on his own and confined to his room.While the team management are hopeful that a nights sleep will help Root make a swift recovery, they will be anxious to see how he is on Sunday morning. Such is Englands reliance upon him, their chances of chasing down their fourth-innings target on a demanding Dhaka pitch will be substantially diminished if he is rendered unavailable.He is rated the No. 3 Test batsman in the world, top-scored in Englands first innings and is the only member of their top four to reach 20 this series.Given that nobody else in the squad has reported similar symptoms and everyone has eaten the same food - due to security fears,, the team are obliged to eat in the hotel restaurants every day and in the players dining room during the match - there is a theory that he may have contracted the illness in his role as the teams ball polisher. Evan Longoria Jersey. Root is one of very few England players allowed to handle the ball when the team are in the field and it is noticeable that, after almost every delivery, it is returned to him to shine before it is returned to the bowler. As part of that process, Root often licks his fingers before transferring his saliva on to the ball. It is, therefore, possible that he could have picked up something from the ground or even the ball.England may have missed Root in that role already. While they have unlocked Bangladeshs batting in previous innings by utilising reverse swing, it was noticeable on the second evening that their seamers were unable to gain any movement. 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FORT WORTH, Texas -- When Kenny Hill first got to TCU, after a semester away from the big-college atmosphere, he thought his new teammates might have their own idea of Kenny Trill -- his quarterback alter ego who had a dynamic debut succeeding a Heisman Trophy winner at Texas A&M, and also a quick downfall. Cory Spangenberg Jersey .So Hill kept his head down, didnt say much and just tried to prove he was deserving of the second chance.He came in being very humble. As soon as he came in, you could tell he came in trying to prove himself through his work ethic to gain our trust and confidence, senior receiver Deante Gray said Tuesday. Hes been very transparent with everybody, very open in talking to everybody and just becoming a Frog.On Saturday, Hill is starting for 13th-ranked TCU in its season opener at home against South Dakota State. And he is beyond grateful to coach Gary Patterson and the Horned Frogs for the opportunity on college footballs highest level again.Hill hasnt played since replacing Johnny Manziel for the 2014 season, which opened with him setting a Texas A&M single-game record with 511 yards passing in a 52-28 win at South Carolina in primetime. The Aggies started 5-0, but then lost three straight while Hill struggled. Later, he was suspended two games for violating team rules and didnt play again.Instead of immediately going to TCU, Hill spent the 2015 spring semester taking classes at a junior college near his home in nearby Southlake, Texas, spending time with family and also visiting Horned Frogs practices in the spring.It just allowed me to like reflect and really find out more about myself and grow as a person, said Hill, the son of former major league pitcher Ken Hill. And it gave me a chance to like to go back to church, and get right with the man upstairs something, which is something I needed.After the fast success with the Aggies, people started calling him Kenny Football in line with Manziels moniker. The quarterback instead preferred Kenny Trill -- a play off the hybrid hip-hop adjective combining true and real. His parents even sought a trademark to the nickname.It was crazy, blowing up overnight like that, Hill said. Its something like you always dream of and you always want, but at the same time, I wasnt really ready for it yet.Hills suspension for violating team rules was his second at Texas A&M. The previous spring, before becoming the starter as a sophomore, Hill was arrested in College Station and charged with public intoxication and giving police a fake name. He was reinstated before training camp and allowed to compete for the starting job.After Hill left College Station, one of his former high school coaches reached out to Sonny Cumbie, the TCU co-offensive coordinator who was at Texas Tech when he recruited the Texas prep state champion. Hill then met with Patterson, who already knew what happened but wanted to hear it from the young quarterback.That was probably the toughest thing is just going back and talking through all that, Hill saidPatterson encouraged Hill to attend junior college to get out of the limelight, kind of below the surface. He wasnt going to be able to play for TCU last season anyway because of NCAA transfer rules.He needed to get back and just get back to being Kenny Hill, the kid I knew when I recruited him out of high school, Patterson said. I did it more for the betterment for him, than it was me. Obviously youd to like to get him in, but it was one of those things, you didnt need to have kids here asking questions.Cumbie, the TCU quarterback coach, said Hill seems more guarded since high school. But Cumbie also sees a player that has matured and is motivated to prove his early success at Texas A&M was no fluke.Hes already proven himself for real to some at TCU. All-Big 12 defensive end Josh Carraway said it can be frustrating chasing the elusive quarterback in practice.They call it a sack, but in my head, Im thinking no way I got him, Carraway said, about when the whistle blows stopping plays. Theres no way, nobodys catching him. Custom San Diego Padres Jerseys . 31, the CFL club announced Monday. The team also has yet to decide on the future of Doug Berry, who began the season as a consultant to the head coach but took over the offensive co-ordinators duties in July. Austin Hedges Jersey . The nimble-footed quarterback got his wish, dashing through the snow and a weary defence all the way into the NCAA record book. . "Theyve both been real good," said Babcock. "Havent changed our minds." A decision has seemingly been made - Sundays Group B-deciding tilt against Finland ahead - but it could not have been an easy one. Price opened the tournament with a sturdy 19-save performance against the Norwegians, yielding just one goal. PITTSBURGH -- Technically, the calls were different. In the Pittsburgh Steelers huddle, however, the translation was the same: Get the ball to LeVeon Bell and get out of the way.Six straight times in the fourth quarter last Sunday against New York, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger took the snap, turned around and put the ball in the hands of Pittsburghs increasingly versatile and seemingly tireless running back. And six straight times Bell pushed the pile forward, protecting the lead, the ball to help put the finishing touches on a 24-14 victory.Obviously were trying to end the game and obviously they know that, Bell said. Were just running the ball against their will and they cant slow us down or stop us. It gives you a motivation boost.A reality check, too.The offense that talked about putting up 30 points every week hasnt reached that total during the three-game winning streak thats pulled the Steelers (7-5) out of a midseason swoon and back into the thick of the AFC playoff race. Instead, Pittsburgh is leaning more heavily on a dominant line and Bells fresh legs.Roethlisberger has thrown it 94 times and handed off 87 times over the last 12 quarters. While he insists its simply taking advantage of what the defense is giving it, theres a little bit more at play. The wide receivers behind Antonio Brown have been a bit of a mess due to injuries and the defense is young and thin, particularly along the line. So why not burn the clock, give it to one of the best all-around players in the league and take your chances?I think LeVeon got it going, said tackle Chris Hubbard, who occasionally enters as a tight end to give the Steelers a little more push up front. We found what were good at and what were comfortable with and we got into a rhythm.One that might not be so great for fantasy owners but works pretty well on the actual field. It might not look as pretty on the scoreboard as it did while averaging 34 points in their first four victories, but it seems the Steelers are fine with ditching style points for substance.At the end of the day, its December football, Bell said. We understand everybody is fighting for position. We just want to get the job done. Thats all there is too it.The explosivenness Pittsburgh showcased early in the year has been replaced by something more pragmatic. Tyson Ross Jersey. The Steelers have 17 scoring drives this season of 10 or more plays. Six of them have come over the last three weeks. Its also taken some of the pressure off a defense that has risen from 30th in yards allowed to a respectable 14th over the last month.Roethlisberger gave much of the credit to offensive coordinator Haley, who is among the leagues most creative play callers -- look no further than Bells option pass last week (which he threw away when nothing developed) -- but who also has become pretty effective at adapting quickly. He borrowed the six-lineman formation from Oakland once guard Ramon Foster and tackle Marcus Gilbert returned from injury, freeing up Hubbard to experiment at tight end.While there are at least two calls out of the six-lineman set that send Hubbard out for a pass, in reality when hes in the game theres not much disguising what is coming. The fact the Steelers are able to execute anyway is a testament to execution. Thats why the vibe was so electric during that clinching drive against one of the leagues best defensive lines.We just got to keep rolling, Hubbard said. We want that clock to roll out as much as possible so the other team wont get the ball back.Turns out keepaway can be just as effective as putting the scoreboard on tilt. Considering the wintry conditions that potentially await in Buffalo (6-6) on Sunday, the most direct path to the playoffs will likely continue to be through Bell. Thats fine by him.I was born for this, he said.Pittsburghs offense too.Game notes K Chris Boswell (abdomen), NT Javon Hargrave (concussion), WR Darrius Heyward-Bey (foot) and S Shamarko Thomas (concussion) did not practice Wednesday. ... RB DeAngelo Williams (knee) was limited. ... Pittsburgh named LB Arthur Moats as its nominee for the NFLs Walter Payton Man of the Year Award given annually to players who make significant contributions both on and off the field.---For more NFL coverage: and Wholesale Throwback Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys NFL Jerseys From China Youth NFL Jerseys China White NFL Jerseys Cheap Wholesale Nike NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Jerseys NFL Cheap Camo China NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys 2020 Wholesale NFL White Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys 2019 Cheap Jerseys 2020 NFL Jerseys China Wholesale Jerseys 2018 Disocunt Football Jerseys China Womens NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Cheap Jerseys Online ' ' '

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