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TORONTO -- A Japanese comic book and a ubiquitous rodent combined to form the inspiration for the 2015 Pan American Games mascot. NFL China Jerseys . Pachi the Porcupine was unveiled on Wednesday after a nationwide contest was held among school children to design the international sporting events cartoon character. Four Grade 8 students from Buttonville Public School in Markham, Ont., had their design selected among 4,000 entries. "(The name) came to me once when I was reading my manga book, which is a Japanese comic book. There was a Japanese phrase called pachi pachi, and in English it translates to clapping with joy," said 14-year-old Paige Kunihiro shortly after the mascot was revealed in a ceremony in downtown Toronto. "We know that in the Pan Am Games theres going to be a lot of cheering on our favourite athletes and superstars." Kunihiro put together the winning entry with classmates Fiona Hong, Jenny Lee and Michelle Ing -- all of whom are 13 years old -- after physical education teacher Mari Ellery had them enter the contest as part of a school project. Pachi has 41 quills, one for each country participating in the Pan Am Games. The contest required that all entries use the official colours of the Games, so the quills are multicoloured, with each representing the qualities Pachi has: green for youth, fuchsia for passion, blue for collaboration, orange for determination and purple for creativity. "We saw that there were so many colours left, so we wanted to incorporate all of them so we put them on the quills," said Ing. Added Lee: "What better way to take advantage of the quills." The girls chose a porcupine for the anthropomorphic mascot because its indigenous across North and South America. "We were initially doing research about Canadian animals and Michelle came across the porcupine and we looked into that because we were like, well thats unique," said Lee. "She found out that they are found in all of the countries that are participating." Olympic gold medallist Rosie MacLennan, from Toronto, and Paralympic gold medallist Tyler Miller, from Kitchener, Ont., were also on hand to introduce Pachi in front of hundreds of children at Kids CBC Days. "Mascots are the face of the Games and something that I remember fondly from the Games I have competed at," said MacLennan in a statement. "Pachi is definitely lovable and memorable." China Jerseys . Hamelin, who triumphed in the 500 on Saturday, edged out Victor An of Russia by 0.021 seconds to maintain his lead in the World Cup standings. Russias Vladimir Grigorev was third. In the relay, Canada took control six laps from the finish line to beat Russia and the Netherlands. Wholesale NFL Jerseys . They were putting most of their energy into a record-setting offensive display. . Uniteds eighth defeat of a wretched campaign means Liverpool, which currently occupies the fourth and final Champions League place, could go nine points clear of its fierce rival by beating West Bromwich Albion on Sunday. Charlie Adam scored both of Stokes goals at Britannia Stadium either side of Robin van Persies equalizer, with a miserable day for seventh-place United capped by first-half injuries to centre halves Jonny Evans and Phil Jones that forced them off. PORTLAND, Ore. -- The Los Angeles Clippers goal in their opener was to keep the Portland Trail Blazers from making 3-pointers.The strategy worked: Portland made just four of 18 attempts from the perimeter and the Clippers came away with a 114-106 victory Thursday night.Chris Paul said the Clippers had the luxury of being able to watch Portlands opener two days before.We just saw the clinic they put on at the 3-point line, so we just tried to make it tough on them and get them inside the line, said Paul, who had 27 points.Blake Griffin also had 27 points and added 13 rebounds in what was a contentious game that had fans booing the officials after two flagrant fouls called on Portland players in the fourth quarter. Chris Paul hit a 3-pointer that gave the Clippers a 102-90 lead with 4:07 left and the crowd headed for the exits.The Clippers were the last team in the Western Conference to start the season. Portland opened at home on Tuesday with a 113-104 victory over Utah that included 13 3-pointers.Damian Lillard led the Blazers against the Clippers with 29 points and 10 rebounds before fouling out late. His layup got the Blazers to 107-102 with 35.9 seconds left but the rally fell short.I just think we grew frustrated with the way some things went, Lillard said. When were in that situation weve probably got to do a better job of controlling what we can control.The teams last met in the opening round of the playoffs last season. Portland dropped the first two games of the series, but Paul broke his right hand and Griffin reinjured his left quadriceps tendon, and the Blazers won the next four to take the series. Portland would go on to fall to the Golden State Warriors in the conference semifinals.Jamal Crawford hit a 3-pointer that capped a 16-0 run to put the Clippers up 37-27. Griffins layup extended the lead to 49-38 with less than five minutes left in the first half. Paul made a 3 to end the half and the Clippers led 58-49.The game got testy in the third quarter when DeAndre Jordan and Mason Plumlee got into a bit of a pushing match, resulting in offsetting technical fouls.Portland rallied to keep it close throughout the quarter and Allan Crabbes jumper made it 76-73, but Marreese Speights answered for the Clippers with a 3-pointer. Cheap NBA Jerseys. It was tied at 82 going into the fourth quarter.Raymond Felton put the Clippers ahead 90-84 but they couldnt extend it any further until midway through the quarter when the game got chippy again and Plumlee was assessed a flagrant foul.I wont comment on the officiating, but obviously I didnt like some of the calls, Blazers coach Terry Stotts said.That shifted the momentum, and the Clippers went up 95-89. CJ McCollum was called for a flagrant on Jordan, who missed both free throws. J.J. Redick made a 3-pointer that put Los Angeles ahead 98-89.When you shoot 40 percent on the road and you have the grit to still win the game, that was pretty cool, Clippers coach Doc Rivers said.TIP INSClippers: The Clippers went after veterans in the offseason, bringing in 11-year pros Felton and Brandon Bass, eight-year pro Speights, and seven-year pro Alan Anderson. ... Los Angeles started Luc Mbah a Moute at small forward.Trail Blazers: Lillard opened the season with 39 points against the Jazz. ... Chance The Rapper was among the fans at the game. ... The Blazers made just four of 18 3-point attempts.TOGETHER: Paul, head of the NBA players union, is one of a group of players that lent their voices to an NBA video to spread a message of unity. Along with Dwyane Wade, Kyle Korver and Carmelo Anthony, the video ends with the words Theres only one way to work through our challenges -- together.The Trail Blazers have been linking arms during the national anthem for the seasons first two games.PLUMLEES GESTURE: He landed in the seats before his dustup with Jordan, startling two kids sitting courtside. After the game he brought them back to the locker room and signed a pair of jerseys for the youngsters.As for the officiating? He said it shouldnt be a distraction.If you are a mentally tough team you dont let that bother you, Plumlee said. Youve got to play through stuff.UP NEXTClippers: Host the Utah Jazz on Sunday night.Trail Blazers: At the Denver Nuggets on Saturday night. 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COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The woman who accused Dallas Cowboys running back and former Ohio State star Ezekiel Elliott of assaulting her is taking the case to the prosecutors office and an investigation into the incident is underway. Discount NFL Jerseys .Columbus police referred the case to the Columbus City Attorneys office due to conflicting statements given by Elliott, the woman and witnesses after he was accused of assaulting her in a parked car early Friday morning. According to the director of the prosecution resources unit, Robert Tobias, the city attorneys office is now gathering evidence as the woman, identified as Tiffany Thompson, is pursuing criminal charges.At this time, there is an open investigation, Tobias said in an email to We are attempting to gather as much evidence as possible.There is no timetable for concluding the investigation. Elliott is expected to be on the field with the Cowboys when they open training camp Saturday in Oxnard, California.Elliott, who turned 21 on Friday, denied assaulting the woman and told police that he never lived with her. He has not been arrested or charged with a crime.Thompson told police that Elliott assaulted her while they sat in a parked car early Friday morning, according to one police report. She told police that she had pain in her right wrist and a red mark but declined medical treatment, according to the report.Four witnesses, including one who was sitting in the car at the time of the alleged incident, told police that they did not observe an assault.Thompson also accused Elliott of striking her several times and leaving bruises on her arms over a five-day period from Saturday to Wednesday, according to a second police report. Elliott, however, told police that he never touched Thompson in a harmful manner, saying she suffered the bruises during a bar fight.Thompson told police that she lived with Elliott for about three months, but the running back said that he only paid for her rent and co-signed on her vehicle. Elliotts father, Stacy Elliott, released a statement Friday afternoon, saying his son has done nothing wrong. The reported allegations and Internet postings regarding our son are completely false, Stacy Elliott said. Ezekiel has done nothing wrong. The police have investigated this matter and eyewitnesses have verified the lack of any wrongdoing. The actual evidence in this matter clearly indicates what the real motivation was behind the police being called. We are confident that when the truth comes to light it will reveal the falsity of these claims. Ezekiel has been fully cooperative with the police and will continue to do so -- along with cooperating with the NFL -- moving forward.ESPN typically does not release the names of alleged domestic violence victims, but Thompson, 20, posted Instagram photos Friday showing bruises on her body. One of her posts was tagged to Ezekiel Elliott.Thompsons Instagram account was made private later Friday morning.Dallas coach Jason Garrett confirmed he has spoken with Elliott, the Cowboys first-round draft pick in April, since the police report was obtained.I dont want to comment too much on that, Garrett said Tuesday from a coaches clinic at AT&T Stadium. We believe we know all about Ezekiel Elliott and what hes all about as a person, and I think it would be premature to make any comment beyond that.The NFL is reviewing the case under its personal conduct policy. Elliot does not need to be charged with a crime to be penalized by the league. Authentic Soccer Jerseys 2018 . 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Outfielder Yoenis Cespedes opted out of his contract with the New York Mets on Saturday, walking away from $47.5 million guaranteed through the 2018 season to become a free agent.Cespedes, 31, hit .280 and led the Mets with 31 home runs and 86 RBIs during the 2016 season.Mets officials expected Cespedes decision and are pessimistic they will re-sign the slugger because of their aversion to offering a long-term deal.Cespedes originally was acquired by the Mets from the Detroit Tigers for Michael Fulmer and Luis Cessa at the non-waiver trade deadline in 2015. That season, Cespedes helped the Mets become the first team in MLB history to reach the World Series after ranking last in the majors in runs scored on July 31. Cespedes then re-signed with the Mets -- receiving a three-year, $75 million deal. That agreement gave him the right to opt out after collecting $27.5 million in 2016.The Mets would sorely miss Cespedes bat if he signs elsewhere as a free agent. Since his debut on Aug. 1, 2015, the Mets are 106-74 when Cespedes is in the starting lineup and 18-23 when he is not.The Mets acquired Jay Bruce from the Reds on Aug. 1 at the non-waiver trade deadline, in part to cover themselves for next season in the event Cespedes opted out and departed. This week, the Mets picked up Bruces $13 million team option for 2017. If Cespedes signs elsewhere, the Mets do have a full roster of outfielders with Curtis Granderson, Bruce, Michael Conforto,, Juan Lagares and Brandon Nimmo. Wholesale China Jerseys. Still, the primary outfielders -- Granderson, Bruce and Conforto -- as well as Nimmo bat from the left side. The Mets would be in the market for a righty-hitting first baseman/corner outfielder if Cespedes signs elsewhere. The plan is to give the lefty-hitting Lucas Duda the primary workload at first base, so the acquisition likely would be more of a platoon type than a higher-end free agent such as Mark Trumbo.Mets officials are leery of offering a longer-term deal to Cespedes because they are concerned about what type of work ethic they will get once he has a long-term, guaranteed pact. The Mets are expected to make one-year, $17.2 million qualifying offers to Cespedes and second baseman Neil Walker at Mondays deadline. They would recoup supplemental first-round draft picks if those players ultimately land with other teams.Cespedes was selected as an All-Star for the second time in his career in 2016, although he was unable to participate in the game because of a right quadriceps injury that lingered during the seasons second half. 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MINNEAPOLIS -- The most poignant moment in Kevin Garnetts retirement video comes when he looks toward the Target Center rafters, uttering Man, almost in disbelief that a 21-year career was finally coming to an end. Supply NFL Jerseys .We going to be all right, man, he says. I dont expect this to be easy. But so far so good.Garnett may have been talking to the Minnesota pups he spent the last season and a half mentoring. He may have been talking to his adoring fan base. And he may have been talking to himself as he braces for a life that doesnt revolve around basketball for the first time since he was a little boy.Three days after Garnett made his big announcement, the Timberwolves gathered to open a season full of promise and sounded determined to carry his fiery torch forward.Hes a Hall of Famer, been in the league so long, forward Andrew Wiggins said Monday, a day before the opening of training camp. He came back to mentor us players. No one else is here to do that for us. Now weve got to go out on our own. The Wolves are moving forward with a roster that includes nine players with three years or less of experience. The late Flip Saunders brought Garnett back in a trade with Brooklyn in February 2015 because the team was so young and needed some veteran leadership. They gravitated to his charismatic approach and incredible understanding of the game, but have grown tired of having their struggles justified by their lack of experience.When KG retired, I was like, `Its time for us to step up and start winning some games, forward Shabazz Muhammad said. Thats the same thing KG would say. The `young thing is getting kind of old for us.Garnett announced his retirement on Friday, and it is entirely possible he wont be heard from publicly for quite some time. He once said he would disappear from the spotlight after he left and that those looking for him would have to start combing YMCA pickup games in Malibu. The Timberwolves hope he will remain in the fold in some capacity, at least long enough for them to honor him as the greatest player in franchise history.Theres usually a point where when a player does finish up, he takes a step back, gathers himself and then you move forward from there, new coach Tom Thibodeau said. Whatever he decides to do, Im sure he will be a great success at it because of the drive that he has, who he is as a person, his intelligence.His No. 21 jersey will one day hang in the Target Center rafters, right next to the No. 2 of his close friend Malik Sealy, who died in a car accident 16 years ago. When that happens may be up to him.I would hope that there is something that he would want to do with us so that we can recognize him for the wonderful career he had and our appreciation for him, owner Glen Taylor told The Associated Press. Thats something we can do before the start of the season and work that out. Im looking forward to doing that, but I think its yet to come up in our discussions.These are sensitive times in the relationship between the franchise and the icon. Tension surrounded the negotiation of Garnetts buyout -- the same arrangement Tim Duncan secured with the Spurs this summer. It was the product of Garnetts lack of trust in Taylor, which originated from a bitter parting when the Wolves traded Garnett to the Celtics in 2007.Saunders was able to rebuild the bridge and orchestrate what appeared to be a fairy tale ending to Garnetts career. Garnett had hoped to own a piece of the Wolves and wield influence over the franchises major basketball decisions.But the Wolves had to move forward after Saunders died last October, and after Taylor brought in two minority partners this summer, the odds of Garnett one day joining the ownership group were dramatically reduced.In a potentially positive sign, Garnetts goodbye video featured him walking alone in an empty Target Center and closed with a picture of his black Timberwolves jersey. And everyone in the franchise hopes that this time around the sides will finish on good terms.I always told him when the season was coming to an end that he could leave on his own terms and that no matter what I will always be his little brother, Karl-Anthony Towns said. I told him whatever he decides, Im always for him. Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic . 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As the aforementioned investors are all retired from professional sports, this means Saffold finds himself in a challenging but perhaps uniquely advantageous situation. And hes using his background as an athlete, and as a gamer, to lead his team to victory.ESPN caught up with Saffold before his match against the Minnesota Vikings to get some insight into what its like to be an active professional athlete and owner of an esports organization.First, Saffold has always enjoyed playing video games. I love puzzles for your brain, Saffold said. When I was growing up, thats what I did. But it wasnt until college that Saffold found the thrill of competitive first-person shooters. I would even say before college; I started playing Call of Duty, and then Call of Duty [4]: Modern Warfare came out... I just was so overboard on it, I could literally play the game all day long, he recalled.As Saffold entered the NFL, he kept a close eye on the world of video games. When I started figuring out that esports was growing, and I saw they were all over the internet on Twitch -- when I saw that there were these huge events -- I was like, OK, I need to get into this. Thats when Saffold, along with his friend and business partner Kahreem Horsley, started Rise Nation. They leveraged industry connections to form their first Call of Duty team and, in their freshman outing, were able to qualify for the Call of Duty Championship 2014: U.S. Regional Final. There, the team made a valiant effort but ended up placing seventh. This was still a remarkable result, considering the high caliber of competition, and it convinced Saffold that he had a legitimate stake in esports.But being fully invested in sports and esports is a challenging proposition. Its tough to do the day-to-day operations, said Saffold. Most of your day is pretty much filled up with, you know, football. Saffold does have the structures in place to manage Rise Nation while hes playing, but that doesnt mean he ignores the team. Rather, he can use his time where its most effective. When it comes down to when I get a chance to speak to the players, when I get a chance to speak with the sponsors, it really shows that Im dedicated to this and that Im giving them time.Saffolds background in the NFL might offer certain advantages when coaching his team. The best thing I can do for these players is show them the intangibles, Saffold said. Being a leader, grinding [through practice maneuvers]... they always say prior proper planning prevents piss-poor performance. Even with Saffolds sports background, however, esports can still feel like unfamiliar territory at times. Actually, [compared to] most of these organizations that already have their business plans together, I feel like Im a step behind them.Owning an esports team while in the NFL has given Saffold the curious role of de facto esports ambassador to his fellow athletes, since hes investing his time and energy into something thats far from the norm. Luckily for Saffold, his teammates are very supportive. I always get questions like Hey, how is our team doing? [and] like Hey, whats going on, whats going down this weekend? he said.Well, this weekend the Call of Duty World Championships are being held in Los Angeles at the Forum. Sixteen teams are competing for an imprressive prize pool of $1. China NFL Wholesale. 6 million, big enough to perk the ears of even non-esports fans. I got a lot of my teammates on the list to come and enjoy and see what I got involved in, Saffold said. Thats kind of my job, to try to broaden the horizons of athletes to kind of get into this and see a new sport forming.Considering that the Forum will have a few players from the Rams roaming around, its quite possible that more athlete-led esports organizations could start to appear in the scene in the future. Theyre definitely curious, Saffold said, but once I tell em what you have to do as far as salaries, you know, how you have to handle your business ... you can try to invest, but I have to see how serious you are about this.Saffold made it very clear that Rise Nation is more about his passion than an investment; it was a passion he held even before he entered the NFL. Said Saffold, Now, seeing its growing and going into the right direction, Im going to want to try and hold on to this as much as I can.Theres one subject that any professional athlete knows something about, and thats sponsorship. Beer goes hand in hand with football. and now, because of beer, its become part of the deal with football, Saffold said. For Rise Nation, where Saffold often deals with the sponsors himself, its about quality over quantity.You dont want to get too many sponsors, Saffold said. Its more about getting the right people that fit your organization, people that care about your team just as much as you do.KontrolFreek, a video games controller accessory manufacturer that sponsors Rise Nation, follows the same philosophy. I think finding a great team, and honestly great management and leadership, beyond sort of how the teams performs, is No. 1, said Ashish Mistry, president and CEO. And so once we knew that the Rise Teams were using the KontrolFreek products, it made it very easy to pursue a working relationship with them.While nonendemic sponsors such beer companies are starting to take notice of esports growth, they are proceeding with caution. Esports is still highly fragmented, said Mistry, and that is a possible reason many sponsors are still waiting on the sideline. Unlike traditional sports, esports is usually referred to as a whole, even though there are multiple teams and players in various games with their own specific audiences. But as you see things like the Call of Duty World Championship, things that are sort of more tentpole events, their ability to push corporate dollars downstream and to scale is making it a lot easier for these brands to participate, Mistry continued.No matter how the field might appear now, the consensus is that the world of sponsorship will only expand. As more nonendemic sponsors jump in, players will see larger prize pots, helping them create sustainable careers out of gaming. For Saffold, thats a major plus for building out his team and for growing esports in general.Although the marriage between professional athletes and professional video gaming might seem unlikely, it actually makes a lot of sense. While many others are quick to shrug esports off, those in sports see its potential, as well as the hard work and skill required to play at a top level. These athletes dont view esports as a novelty or a gimmick. They know that these games require great presence of mind, skill and teamwork. And for them, thats enough to want to devote their time, money and passion to something they see as a play for the future. 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RIO DE JANEIRO -- When Lily Zhang, the American table tennis ace, decided she wanted to make her sport a priority, she took a year off from college to devote to practice, including three months playing with pros in Austria. Cheap Soccer Jerseys . It paid off, landing her on the Olympic team for the second time.But her decision -- leaving behind friends, family and studies at the University of California at Berkeley to put in grueling six-hour-a-day sessions for months -- highlights an unfortunate truth for U.S. table tennis: In the quest to build a team of professionals to challenge powerhouse China, school is the enemy.To succeed in a sport like table tennis that demands obsessive practice but provides little financial support, young athletes often must give up their education, at least temporarily.Many end up eventually choosing college, even if theyre good enough to make the Olympics.It was very hard to balance, Zhang, 20, who lost in the third round in singles and plays in the team event on Friday, said of her freshmen year at Berkeley. I found myself only practicing once every two weeks or even once a month.Zhang, who hunched over a PC after a recent practice session in Rio registering online for classes for her delayed sophomore year, knows that her practice time will plunge again when she returns to school later this month.I definitely cannot play professionally during university, she said. It would be very difficult to play six hours a day.And theres the dilemma.Its natural, though often painful, for young athletes playing under-funded, less popular sports like table tennis to choose college. But it puts the Americans perpetually in the hole against China, Japan and Europe, where table tennis often enjoys government support.The two things in the U.S. are currently not compatible, Massimo Costantini, the U.S. table tennis coach, said of college and high-level table tennis.To be a professional table tennis player, he said, you cant do anything else. But to do so you need support. ... What if we had the same support as other countries?A good example of the quandary table tennis faces in the United States can be seen with Ariel Hsing, a young player who made a run at the London Olympics, losing a hard-fought game in the third round to the eventual gold medalist from China.But when she started at Princeton, Costantini said, education took over. You cant make a living from table tennis for the rest of your life. Several good players, they suddenly stop because of college. ... I understand, but it is hard. I have regrets for what might have been.Kanak Jha, a 16-year-old American who was the youngest male ever to qualify for table tennis in Olympic history, takes online classes and trains with professionals in Sweden.Table tennis is a sport where you have to play many hours every day to get better, and when youre so focused on school and table tennis it gets really tough mentally and physically, Jha said.Money can be as big a problem as finding practice time.Another young American, Yijun Feng, 19, who, like Jha, lost in the first round in Rio but will play in the team event Friday, took a year off after graduating from high school to practice six hours a day in China.Feng, who will attend the University of Georgia after the Olympics, says he may take time off again after his freshman year to train and hopes to get an equipment sponsorship; in the meantime, he and his parents pay for everything, including expensive equipment and tours that can cost as much as $5,000.Leaving the sport can sometimes bring as much relief as grief.Michael Landers, a promising young table tennis talent who ultimately failed to make the 2012 Olympic team, is shown in the documentary Top Spin weeping after missing his chance for those games. 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Certainly there were reasons to be fretful last summer: Trott averaged just 25.05 for Warwickshire, his worst return since 2007, and considered retirement.So far, 2016 has been altogether more fulfilling. An April trip to Lords brought a double century, and Trotts run-making has not ceased thereafter, even if they have paid measured in 50s rather than hundreds.Ever since Mitchell Johnson harassed Trott three years ago, it has been almost de rigueur to greet Trott with a bouncer, just as Mark Footitt did here. Trott left that well alone, and did much the same when Stuart Meaker and the Curran brothers tested out this perceived vulnerability. In the end, they merely provided affirmation of Trotts enduring patience; certainty defined his every response, even when it was just to duck or leave the ball.After a rather funereal start, Trott did plenty more than that. As the sun lit up a flat pitch, this innings assumed the air of a man batting on auto-pilot. This was a chanceless century underpinned by all Trotts trademarks - imperious defence, driving that eschews elegance for efficiency, and, more than anything, all those remorseless shuffles to the legside. Yet in the evening sunshine he still retained the capacity to surprise. Gifted width by Meaker just after reaching his first century against Surrey, Trott flatbatted a six over third man, and then unfurled a thunderous cut through point two balls later. It was a matter of considerable surprise when Sam Curran defeated Trott with a delivery that moved back in.Trott walked off slowly, chuntering to himself and shaking his head. In a sense this was the most heartening sight of all: even inn his 36th year, Trotts competitiveness and zest for self-betterment are undimmed. Cheap NHL Jerseys. Were circumstances different one could easily imagine him lining up at number three - a position from which only Wally Hammond have scored more runs for England in Test cricket - against Pakistan this month.That will not be happening. But instead Trott has the air of a man who will be accumulating runs for half a decade more in the shires yet.The same could well be true of his Warwickshire captain. Ian Bell will hope otherwise, but he has not been able to turn the promise of 174 in his first innings of 2016 into the glut of runs needed to convince the selectors he is worth revisiting. Sixty-six attractive runs, ended by a top edged sweet, ultimately registered as a missed opportunity, no matter how sweet his late cuts.In international cricket, Bells most productive partner was Trott. The two shared seven century stands - although, rather curiously given the reputation of both players, five of those were in ODI cricket but only two in Tests. If their alliance here was a long way short of the double century that ensured Englands victory in India four years ago, the 116 runs the two added have gone a long way towards shaping the match.The upshot was a days toil for Surrey, especially with Tim Ambrose, another Test match centurion, flaying the ball through the offside in forging another century stand with Trott. In isolation, Surrey bowled well enough, their spirit unbroken in a day elongated by morning showers. The trouble was that this day did not take place in isolation, but after Surrey had lost five wickets for 30 en route to being bowled out for 273. It was a score that always had the feel of being a hundred shy of par given the quality of the wicket and the shortness of the boundaries.If there was a pleasing sense of familiarity to Trotts innings, there is a rather dispiriting predictability to Surreys plight in this game. 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Richmond coach Damien Hardwick wont clutch at straws - or head-to-head records - as his AFL side prepare to face Greater Western Sydney. Wholesale Jerseys Free Shipping .The Tigers, playing only for pride in the final five rounds of the season, face second-placed GWS in Canberra on Saturday.Richmond have won all five of their previous clashes with GWS.But Hardwick knows the expansion side are a different prospect this season, having won five of their past six matches to all but secure a maiden finals berth.Weve had a good record against them previously but thats got no bearing on this games result, Hardwick said.Its not something we worry too much about. We did our oppo presentation to the players today (Thursday), theyre an incredible side.They are a side that has matured. Theyve come together over 2-3 years and started to formulate a game plan that can be really strong. We look forward to the challenge.Hardwick was wary of the Giants run but was just as impressed with their contested-ball work in recent weeks.Their stoppage numbers are very, very good, he said.Well put a lot of work into that area.Richmond are coming off a 70-point loss to Hawthorn, with Hardwick lamenting their shameful lack of pressure after a final-quarter fadeout at the MCG.Hardwick insisted his side had plenty to play for this year despite being out of finals contention.Were going to try a few different things with regards to how we play, how we defend and set up around the ball, he said.Thats all part and parcel of building in a springboard to 2017. It keeps us invigorated as a coaching group and playing group.Theres certainly some upside for us from that point of view.RICHMONDS RECORD AGAINST GWSR14, 2015: 9 point win at MCGR19, 2014: 27 point win at MCGR10, 2014: 113 point win at ShowgroundsR22, 2013: 121 point win at ShowgroundsR12, 2012: 12 point win at Showgrounds. 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After becoming the victim of Florida States furious second-half comeback, Ole Miss begins to put the pieces together by hosting Wofford at 4 p.m. Saturday at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium in Oxford.And the Rebels will have more to deal with than the hangover from the 45-34 loss to the Seminoles.They learned this week that cornerback Ken Webster and running back Eric Swinney likely are lost for the season because of knee injuries sustained in the opener.A junior, Webster was carted off the field in the first quarter after he landed awkwardly while breaking a pass. He started every game for Ole Miss last year and was eighth in the SEC in passes defended with 12, which included one interception. He also had one start as a freshman in 2014.Swinney left in the second quarter. He is a redshirt freshman who was expected to be in the rotation at running back for the Rebels this season. He had one carry for a six-yard gain against the Seminoles.The game against Wofford should give the Rebels the opportunity to rebuild some confidence after the third-quarter debacle in Orlando, Florida.After building a 28-6 lead and going to the locker room up 28-13 at halftime, the Rebels were ripped for 30 consecutive points in the loss to the Seminoles, 23 of them coming in the third quarter.In addition to not being able to handle Florida State quarterback Deondre Francois, the offense went flat and the Rebels were held to minus-seven yards in the period.They managed to get back on the scoreboard and within one score of the Noles when quarterback Chad Kellys 20-yard pass to wide receiver Van Jefferson early in the fourth quarter closed the gap to 39-34, but the Noles sealed the deal with two fourth-quarter field goals.Except for the third quarter, Kelly was very effective.He commpleted 21 of 39 attempts for 313 yards and four touchdowns. China NFL Jerseys. But he also had three interceptions, all in the second half, and lost a fumble while being sacked that led to an FSU touchdown in the third quarter.Senior tight end Evan Engram also had a big night with a career-high nine receptions for 121 yards and a touchdown. It was the fourth 100-yard receiving game of his career.On defense, sophomore free safety Zedrick Woods led the team with 11 tackles and seniors Terry Caldwell, a starter at linebacker, and Carlos Davis, a starter at cornerback, had career highs of 10 and 8, respectively.As disappointing as the loss was, Ole Miss coach Huge Freeze reminded his players afterward that it was only one game. The Rebels also have little time to console themselves.After the visit from Wofford the Rebels are host to Alabama and Georgia the next two weeks in key SEC matchups.Wofford comes to Oxford off a 27-7 victory at Tennessee Tech.The Terriers rushed for 346 yards in the win, which continued the trend they exhibited last year when they averaged 300 rushing yards a game. That ranked fourth nationally among FCS teams.They also have injury problems of their own, however. Evan Jacks, the projected starter at quarterback for the season, is out with a knee injury. Junior Brad Butler started the opener and rushed for 85 yards on 11 carries.He attempted only five passes, hitting on four for just 30 yards. Backup Brandon Goodson completed one of three attempts for 12 yards.The big weapons in Woffords ground-oriented attack were running backs Will Gay and Lorenzo Long. Gay had 116 yards on just nine carries, Long 92 on 19. 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AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Right now, Aron Baynes is probably best known for his samurai-style haircut.If Andre Drummond misses much more time, Baynes could become known for his rugged play.With Drummond sidelined by a sprained ankle, Baynes had 20 points and eight rebounds to help the Detroit Pistons beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 104-88 on Monday night.This was because of everyone else, Baynes said. They got me the ball in great position, and all I had to do is finish. They were drawing the defense and I was left with the easy part.Baynes came within a point of his career high and played tough defense on Steven Adams, who had just four points in 29 minutes.As the president of the franchise, I probably shouldnt promote my own players, Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy said. But Aron is a starting center in the NBA. The only reason people dont know that is because weve got an All-Star ahead of him.The Pistons (6-5) improved to 5-0 at home despite being without Drummond and Reggie Jackson, who hasnt played this season due to knee tendinitis.Our defense at home has been great, Van Gundy said. Im not quite sure why we havent been able to duplicate that on the road yet, but were locked in at home.Russell Westbrook had 33 points, 15 rebounds and eight assists for Oklahoma City (6-5), which has dropped four in a row. Victor Oladipo finished with nine points, but he was the only other starter to score more than four.Im not worried about our offense -- thats fine, Westbrook said. It is our defense. Weve got to defend at a high level, and were not doing that.Andre Roberson, who finished with four points in 29 minutes, said the Thunders defensive struggles are being amplified by their inability to hit shots.This is a humbling moment for us, he said. 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NASHVILLE, Tenn. Cheap NFL Jerseys Stitched . -- Kyle Shurmur is happy doing whatever it takes to help Vanderbilt win whether that is handing the ball off or throwing down the field.The way the quarterback has grown this season, coach Derek Mason believes the best is yet to come.He wants to be great, he doesnt want to be good, Mason said Tuesday. He challenges himself every day. We talk about football, ball handling, every opportunity to create the balance thats needed as a leader of this group and being able to make sure he gets done the work he needs.Shurmur is getting extra work with Vanderbilt (6-6) preparing to play North Carolina State (6-6) on Monday in the Independence Bowl, and the timing couldnt be better. Shurmur did not throw for even 90 yards in two games this season and topped 150 yards only once through the Commodores first eight games with Vandy leaning heavily on running back Ralph Webb.Yet the 6-foot-4, 223-pound Shurmur could not have finished the season stronger.Shurmur threw for 221 yards in a 23-16 loss at Auburn and only got better each game through the rest of the regular season. He threw for 273 yards and two touchdowns in a 38-17 win over Mississippi and finished with a career-high 416 yards and two TDs in an upset of No. 24 Tennessee that was the highest passing day at Vanderbilt since Chris Nickson threw for 446 in 2006.He wound up throwing for 1,162 yards over the final four games -- nearly half of his 2,251 yards for the season.Whatever we need to do to win the game, thats what Im going to do, Shurmur said.Shurmur got plenty of help from wide receivers catching the ball much better than they did in September and October. The Commodores put up 608 yards of total offense against Tennessee and their 45 points were the most scored in a Southeastern Conference came since 1971.Mason said Shurmur is growing up and has faced new challenges each week. Vanderbilt coaches dont want to overload Shurmur as they work with him to master the nuances of playing quarterback, something Shurmur has embraced during these bowl practices.By the same token, hes still a sophomore, Mason said. Hes still a guy thats got a lot of football in front of him. We just think that hes got a high ceiling with what were going to try to do is hold him responsible for getting there.This will be the Commodores first bowl game since the 2013 season, and Vanderbilt has won its last two bowl games. 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It was just enough to help lift Golden State to a 102-101 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday night. Niall OBriens unborn grandchildren will hear some great stories one day. Like the one of how his mate stole a stump from Sabina Park after a World Cup win against Pakistan. Or the international cap he was given at 14 after he gave throwdowns to one of the games greats.But the impressive paraphernalia only tells part of the story. At 34, hes nearer the twilight than the sunrise of his career. And beneath the trophies, scorecards and newspaper clippings are tales and memories more meaningful than those that hang on the wall. As with most people, its the formative memories that mean most.OBrien, speaking ahead of Irelands match against Australia in Benoni today, was set to be the only man to have played in each encounter between the two nations this century before he was ruled out with a concussion. His first was at the 2007 World Cup, where he watched 24-year-old Shaun Taits first ball from the relative comfort of the pavilion.Gilchrist mustve been 30 yards back and just caught it as it was flying over his head, OBrien said. He had [Matthew] Hayden next to him, and maybe [Andrew] Symonds. I just remember them yahooing and yelling.I was sitting inside and just thought, Oh f***.OBrien came in soon after and, facing Tait, was bowled first ball. It was a full toss; the ball registered at 94.2 miles an hour. His coach, Adi Birrell, asked what happened. OBrien said he just didnt see it.He has played against Australia four times since and fared better. He feels the days of Australia playing Ireland for a hit-out are gone.They dont hold back. Last year, I copped a bit from a few of their boys. They think Ive got a bit of a strut about me - both myself and Kev [OBriens brother Kevin]. People like [David] Warner were getting stuck in. I would have thought he had a bit of a strut as well. He was definitely having a few words.I like it. I actually revel in it. If I go out and face [Mitchell] Starc or [Pat] Cummins or [Nathan] Coulter-Nile and Ive got Warner sledging me from point, actually Im enjoying that.While many pretend to enjoy the Australian approach, OBrien truly does. His connection with Australia runs deeper than for most and was forged over many summers in Sydney. It was here he cut his teeth in Australias most notorious cricketing back alley: the Sydney Grade competition.At the turn of the century, a connection with Trent Johnston saw OBrien arrive in Australia as a fresh, albeit pale, 19-year-old. He would play for Mosman. An Ireland representative at every underage level to that date, he was accustomed to a place in the top side wherever he was. His first selection night changed that, when Peter Philpott delivered some news.Percy was a great man and I was his lodger when I arrived, OBrien says. He put his arm around me and said, Youre in second grade. Then he said, Ive got a bit of bad news on top of that. Youll be batting No.10. And I thought, Hold on a minute. Im an opening batsman!OBrien didnt mind being selected in second grade, but batting so low was staggering. I remember ringing my dad and saying, Im batting No. 10! I couldnt believe it. Then Percy said, Irish, do me a favour. Between now and Christmas, every time you go out and bat, just put a big price on your wicket. Get yourself 8 not out, 10 not out, 14 not out…So OBrien did. Before long, he was given his chance up the order when Jimmy Nuts Sinclair had to urgently leave for work in Melbourne. OBrien made a decent score and stayed there for the season. His perseverance had been rewarded, and he enjoyed his cricket in some illustrious company for the remainder of his time there.I got to mix around with guys like Brett Lee, his brother Shane, Andrew Strauss and Shoaib Akhtar.Shoaib was great. He used to turn up each week with a bucket of KFC and a woman on each arm and bowl about a million miles an hour, then go home again, or back to Cargo Bar or wherever hed come from on the morning of the match.Whats striking is, OBriens memory is equally clear about team-mates known to nobody outside Sydneys North Shore. He speaks fondly of characters called Yatesy, Groovy, Pauly and Grover. These people shaped his cricketing adventure as much as anyone and helped him through his introduction to grade cricket.At Mosman I learnt about the toughness and harsh reality of grade cricket. The standard is very good, and you get nothing for free.A few years later OBrien arrived again in Australia. This time he lined up with North Sydney, a club that once played home to Sir Donald Bradman and Bill OReilly, and who played their cricket at the picturesque North Sydney Oval. It was here OBrien received his first crack in the top grade after the incumbent, Nigel Taylor, pulled out on the morning of the match with a back injury.I was meant to be playing seconds and two of my best friends - Pyad and Paddy had just turned up from Ireland for a year-long trip, OBrien says. I went out with them for a few pints on Friday and had a few too many, truth be told. I thought, Ah, Im playing twos tomorrow, Ill be all right. Im in a bit of nick and a few pints cant hurt me.He was just getting to sleep at around 5.30am when the club president called and told him that the keeper was injured and that hed be needed in first grade.I thought: this is awesome. But I hadnt slept. So I got a couple of hours sleep, then jumped in a cab over to Bear Park. I got to the oval and my skipper, Jimmy Jack, says, Mate, youre in good form, I want you to bat three.As was par for the course at the Bears, we were one down early. I walk out with two hours sleep under my belt and just remember getting sledged from ball one.I eventually turned around and said, Whos this bloke sledging me? And it was a wicketkeeper by the name of Daniel Smith. He proceeded to sledge me from ball one to pretty much 5.32pm, when I got out for 116.I thought, This is bizarre. Ive never met this bloke before. It wouldnt happen in Ireland. Youd only sledge someone if there was really bad blood. I was just aa little Irish lad walking out to bat whos had two hours sleep - I didnt deserve it!So I thought, Okay, if this is how they want to play, then I will mix it with these boys. NFL Jerseys Wholesale. My two friends Paddy and Pyad turned up at about 5pm to see me get my hundred. The state of you, lad! they said. Then we went back to the pub and all of a sudden I was the club presidents best mate. He wanted to sign me on the spot.When they returned for day two the following week, OBrien received assurance from his opening bowler, Newcastle product Matt Baker, that hed take care of Smitty. The prophecy was true; Smith was dismissed early, caught behind by OBrien. He chuckles while recalling the specific names of each team-mate that gave Smith a bit of a gobful - names like Burto, Pidgey and Bakes.It wasnt all bravado and bluster on the field, though. Sometimes the mood changed when the opposition took time to learn a little more about OBrien.We were playing in Campbelltown. Id played my cricket in North Sydney and Mosman. I was used to the Sydney way of life. Next thing I know, Im out at Raby Oval: its two hours away, you pay a toll, its a million degrees and flies the size of your hand. One of their quicks was all effin this, effin that, effin Pom.I was on about 5 or 6 at the time and I said, All right bud, Im actually Irish, and he goes, Oh sorry, youre all right then!Now were walking off the field and theyre all talking to me, saying things like, So where are you from in Ireland? Howve you found Australia? and Im thinking, What is going on here?****Like many who were born in the 80s, Australia was OBriens cricketing reference point. He grew up in a little village called Sandymount in Dublin. The tradition in his house was to watch the Boxing Day Test on Christmas night.Wed all watch the first session together before drifting off at half one, but Id always stay up for the second session. Even now when I go home for Christmas, my mum will ask whether Im staying up for the Test. Someone in my family always gets me a case of VB or Carlton on Christmas, so I can sit up and have an Aussie beer while watching the Test.Asked whether he had a hero, he name-checks the usuals: Slater, Taylor, Langer - all pugnacious opening batsmen in their own right. He then takes a breath and lets the silence hang, as if to clear a path for someone regal. Steve Waugh was my ideal hero.More than any other Australian cricket icon, Waugh seems to be the subject of life-affirming stories from members of the public. So it is with OBrien.He coached me when he was in Ireland for a four-week stint. He was playing for Ireland against Australia A. I had a souvenir Australian hat. Steve Waugh was doing a training session down at Pembroke Cricket Club and he said to me, Whered you get the cap?I explained and he pointed to his own one-day cap and said, At the end of the tour, this cap is yours. OBrien was unconvinced. I thought, Yeah, sure thing…Four weeks later, Waugh played for Ireland against Australia A at Waringstown, Belfast. OBrien was there.My dad and I were sitting by the boundary edge when he came over, tapped me on the shoulder and said, Youve got to earn that cap now. I said, What do you mean? and he said, How about a few throwdowns? So there I was giving Steve Waugh throwdowns, aged 14, and afterwards he says, Theres your cap.****Australian cricket has always been big for me, says OBrien. Though for many aspiring cricketers in the northern hemisphere, the grade cricket breeding ground isnt as palatable as it once was. A lot of the English guys at home get two or three hits a week, and when they go over [to Australia] they say, We dont get to bat enough. I looked at it the other way. If Im only going to bat twice a month I thought, I better be at training and when I do get out in the middle, to make sure I make it count.OBrien plays the game hard, and while he feels thats an innate trait, he does recognise the impact of grade cricket on his own approach, and worries about the influence of academy culture on young cricketers making their way through the game.A lot of Australian cricket and their mentality and way of life has been instilled in me, and for me, grade cricket was fantastic cricket.But as good as all these academies are here, in Australia and around the world - and they do a lot of good things - I think they detract a lot from what you learn on the field, what you learn from good times, bad times, being around experienced cricketers… I think theyre sheltering a lot of cricketers from the harsh realities of cricket.A lot of them have been brought up in the English academies and spoon-fed or wrapped up in cotton wool to a certain extent, whereas I just played in my garden and whatever facility I could get a hit on, Id get a hit on.His time in grade cricket was a perfect example.Youd go to North Sydney No. 2 and if the groundsman hasnt bothered to put the covers on and its pissed raining all afternoon, then so be it. Youd get a ten-minute hit against the seamers and a ten-minute hit against the spinners, and my aim would just be to not lose my wicket.Whether Im hit on the inside thigh 18 times or Ive got 44 inches of bruising… if I havent got out, then that will stand me in good stead for the weekend.Unfortunately, he wont be striding out against Australia today. If he had done, it would have been as one of his countrys best ever cricketers, and bringing with him an appreciation for the Australian way, both on the field and off.I think theyve got some good characters in there, the Aussies. Off the pitch theyre a pretty good bunch of lads. Theyre not shy of sharing a beer or having a chat around the bar at the hotel, and they always say hello in the morning.While Australian cricket hasnt entirely made him who he is, OBrien has been indelibly instilled with its spirit wherever he plays. 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We learned that from John Orozco [who was originally chosen for the 2016 Olympic team but lost his spot due to a serious knee injury a little more than two weeks before Rio]. Especially to be in the Olympic Games and go down like that, its a horrible, horrible thing.We just have to get in the zone, stay focused and do the gymnastics we came out here to do.Considering it was far from a flawless day for the Americans, who faltered specifically and significantly on pommel horse, they were still able to maintain a sunny disposition at the overall result.If we hit our sets, I think well be on the podium, said Jake Dalton. It may take a pretty fantastic day to be No. 1, but thats what were shooting for. 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Its been going well in training. I have all the confidence in the world that these guys are going to smash what we need to. Take away the good and leave the bad. Monday is a new day and we have to keep the ball rolling.Brooks, 29, sat in the stands in London four years ago as a team alternate. On Saturday, he stood in the tunnel before taking the floor with his team and said he became emotional after I talked to my dad a little bit.Brooks lost his father, Larry, who also coached him, in a car accident in 2008. I started to tear up and I was like, No, no, no, its time, you got to get it together. 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He will take charge of a side likely to be without European football next season and seemingly with plenty of issues to resolve.We take a look at five things on the Italians to-do list when he arrives at Stamford Bridge, and before... Will Conte fit? What should we expect from the new Chelsea boss? Resolve John Terrys futureChelsea look set to lose one of their most experienced and decorated players in the summer unless John Terry signs a new deal. The 35-year-old said in January that he will be leaving Stamford Bridge when his current contract expires as the club is moving in a different direction.But is that the direction Conte wants to go? Speaking on Sky Sports in February, Graeme Souness says he cannot imagine why the club would not want Terry to stay. John Terry is out of contract in the summer I cannot believe that John Terry will not be here next year, Souness said. I cant think of one reason why you wouldnt want him here. You can go and spend all the money you want, 50 or 60 million pounds, you can buy the very best centre-half out there, but he is not going to come into the Chelsea dressing room and have the same influence. It would be a mistake at every level for me if you get rid of John Terry.There have been reports that Conte is open to keeping Terry and former Chelsea assistant manager Ray Wilkins told Sky Sports News HQ that he thinks the Italian will want to use his experience and pick his brains.However, if he does depart then it would leave a huge hole for Conte to fill. Chelsea appoint Conte Chelsea have confirmed Antonio Conte will become their new head coach Help Hazard get back to his bestIts hard to remember many other players whose level has nosedived so dramatically in such a short space of time. From PFA Player of the Year in 2014/15, Eden Hazard has struggled badly for form and fitness this season and is yet to score a Premier League goal.He also appears to have been tempted by a move away from Stamford Bridge, saying in February that it would be hard to turn down a move to Paris Saint-Germain. Eden Hazard has struggled for form and fitness this season Although interim Chelsea manager Guus Hiddink thinks Hazard can return to his best form, Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson thinks he should be sold if the price is right.Id drop him off if I could get £60m for him. Hes had one good year and this season hes been bordering on atrocious. If you can get the money, youd take it all day long. You dont know if he will turn out to be a one-season wonder and you cant take that chance.With a contract until 2020, it seems unlikely that Chelsea will let the Belgian leave unless they receive a substantial offer. Instead it will be down to Conte to find a way of rejuvenating the 25-year-old and transforming him into one of the clubs top players again.Get a grip on transfer policyJose Mourinho might have taken the fall for Chelseas poor season, but the Portuguese could point to a lack of support in the transfer window as one of the reasons for the beloww-par results. FIFA World Cup Jerseys Cheap. While signings were made, none of Radamel Falcao, Abdul Rahman Baba, Papy Djilobodji or Pedro have hit the mark. The same could be said of Alexandre Pato, who joined on loan in January and only made his debut at the weekend. Who should Chelsea sell? Paul Merson looks at which players Chelsea should keep It is clear that significant changes are needed, but will Conte be able to overhaul the squad without the lure of European football next season?Sky in Italy reporter Augusto de Bartolo thinks the former Juventus boss will make three or four additions, among them potentially Roma midfielder Radja Nainggolan.At Juventus, to protect Paul Pogba he had Andrea Pirlo, Claudio Marchisio or Arturo Vidal. For this reason, I think Conte will try to buy a player that will be useful for that. It could be Radja Nainggolan, from AS Roma, who Conte admires, says De Bartolo. Will Conte look to sign Radja Nainggolan? Conte will also need to address the striking issues. While Diego Costas dip in form could not be foreseen, Chelsea should have had better back-ups in place than Loic Remy and Falcao.They need to buy another forward in the summer because it cant just be Costa, says Merson.Give youth a chanceIt might not be a short-term fix, but giving more youngsters more of a chance might prevent Chelsea losing talented players as they did with Romelu Lukaku and Kevin de Bruyne, both of whom are excelling after leaving Stamford Bridge due to a lack of opportunities.Certainly Conte will have plenty of players to work with. Chelsea have a host of youngsters out on loan around Europe as well as the likes of Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Matt Miazga and Bertrand Traore already in the squad. Will Ruben Loftus-Cheek get a chance under Conte? How the Italian balances development with signings could be key to Chelseas future. At least by the time he arrives he might have more of an idea what he is working with, as Hiddink has said he plans to give some of the youngsters more first-team minutes before the end of the season.That could help the Italian to decide who stays at Stamford Bridge and who heads out on loan.Look at all the loansWith over 30 players out on loan, Conte will have decisions aplenty to make in the summer.Will Patrick Bamford be sent out on a sixth loan? Will Juan Cuadrado be recalled from Juventus? Is Michael Hector ready to play Premier League football? Mohamed Salah looks unlikely to return from Italy but Victor Moses future will need to be resolved as it is understood West Ham will not be turning his loan move into a permanent deal. Victor Moses looks set to return from his season-long loan at West Ham Like with the youngsters already at the club, it will be a balancing act for Conte, but one thing is for sure: Chelsea can do without bringing in any more loan signings themselves.Perhaps seeing how Falcao and Pato have flopped will bring about a shift in the Blues transfer policy. Also See: Who should Chelsea keep? Conte: A view from Italy How will Conte fit? Hiddink: Time for Chelsea kids Wholesale NFL White Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Throwback Wholesale Jerseys China Wholesale NFL White Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Wholesale Wholesale Throwback Jerseys Cheap NFL Autographed Jerseys Wholesale NFL Autographed Jerseys Youth NFL Jerseys Wholesale Wholesale Authentic Jerseys China Womens NFL Jerseys Wholesale Throwback Jerseys Youth NFL Jerseys Wholesale Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Discount NFL Jerseys ' ' '

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A judge is being asked to throw out a confession from a Guatemalan man living illegally in the U.S. who's charged in a drunken-driving crash that killed Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson and his Uber driver.

The attorney for 37-year-old Manuel Orrego-Savala filed a motion Tuesday in Marion County court Eddie Goldman Jersey , arguing that Orrego-Savala's statements to a state trooper after the Feb. 4 crash shouldn't be allowed because he wasn't first read his rights.

Orrego-Savala faces four felony charges for the Indianapolis crash that killed Jackson and his driver, Jeffrey Monroe. Prosecutors say Orrego-Savala had a blood-alcohol level of 0.19 percent, which is more than twice the legal limit of .08 percent. Authorities say Orrego-Savala was deported from the U.S. in 2007 and 2009 and was back in the country illegally.

His next court hearing is set for March. 27.

Kevin Durant stood calmly near midcourt – and a very familiar spot – as teammates Stephen Curry and Draymond Green screamed at him in celebration.

Another momentous shot for Durant.

And soon, probably another NBA championship.

Durant scored a career playoff-high 43 points, draining a long 3-pointer in the final minute to cap his magnificent performance, and the Warriors beat LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers 110-102 in Game 3 of the NBA Finals on Wednesday night to move within a victory of a sweep, their second straight title and third championship in four years.

The Warriors are on dynasty’s doorstep.

Afterward, the defending champs could be heard loudly celebrating inside their locker room, perhaps a warmup for a bigger party to come.

The Cavaliers Wes Horton Jersey , meanwhile, are in a hole that might as well be 6 feet deep. Teams that have fallen behind 3-0 in the playoffs are 0-131.

It might be time for the guys from Northern California to order some champagne from Napa Valley.

With the Cavs down 103-100, Durant stood defiantly and almost motionless after dropping his 33-footer – just a few feet from where he made one in Game 3 last year – and effectively ended the fourth straight finals matchup between two teams who have gotten to know each other well since 2015.

After Durant scored, Curry and Green rushed to his side and the trio walked back toward Golden State’s bench where the other Warriors were hugging and high-fiving.

As always Durant stayed cool.

”I don’t want to downplay anything, but I don’t want to act like this is the end of the road,” Durant said. ”So just get back to work tomorrow and figure out a better game plan.”

Durant said the similarity with last year’s shot – a moment that helped define his first championship – didn’t occur to him.

”No, not at all,” he said. ”I just took the shot.”

There was nothing James or the Cavs could do but think about what might have been after losing two games that were within their reach.

”Tonight will be tough,” said James Tom Waddle Jersey , who scored 33 and rolled his right ankle in the first half. ”Tomorrow I’ll replay some plays and some moments and things of that nature. When I wake up Friday morning I’ll be locked in on the game plan of what needs to be done to help our team win. That’s just who I am.”

Golden State will now have four chances to wrap up its title starting with Game 4 on Friday night. The Warriors are trying to join a select list of teams to win three championships in four years.

Kevin Love added 20 points for the Cavs, who have fallen into a hole in which no team has ever emerged. Cleveland came back from a 3-1 deficit to stun the Warriors in the 2016 finals, but that was when Durant was in Oklahoma City and James had a different supporting cast.

The Warriors won despite a 3-of-16 shooting performance from Curry, who did come up big down the stretch as the Cavs were trying to salvage their season.

Now Cleveland could be down to one final game with James, who recorded his 10th triple-double in the finals. The three-time champion can opt out of his $35.6 million contract and test free agency this summer, and it may be time for the 33-year-old to find a team capable of beating the Warriors.

These Cavs can’t figure it out.

Durant, who tilted this rivalry toward the West Coast when he signed with the Warriors as a free agent before last season, was brilliant from the start. He helped offset a rough night for Curry, who made a finals-record nine 3-pointers in Game 2 Willie Young Jersey , but was just 1 of 10 from behind the arc and didn’t score his second field goal until there were under three minutes left.

Curry’s scoop shot put the Warriors up 98-97 and defensive specialist Andre Iguodala, who didn’t play in Games 1 or 2 because of a knee injury, came up with a steal under the basket. Curry finally buried a 3 and after James matched him with a long shot, Iguodala drove the lane for a thundering dunk.

Moments later, Durant delivered his dagger to silence Cleveland’s crowd.

”No, that wasn’t the same shot,” James said when asked to compare Durant’s 3 to last year’s. ”The one he made tonight was about four or five feet behind the one he made last year. He’s an assassin. That was one of those assassin plays right there.”

Durant scored 24 in the first half, when the Warriors attempted 13 free throws to zero for the Cavs, a disparity that induced further wrath on the officials from Cleveland fans still stinging from the now infamous reversed call in Game 1.

James arrived at 6 p.m. dressed more casually – camouflage pants Adam Shaheen Jersey , purple hoodie, ”Billionaire Boys Club” baseball cap – than on the road where he and the Cavs have been wearing suits during the postseason.

Everything is more relaxed and familiar at home for James and his teammates, who were counting on a return to their own noisy building, where they play better and shoot better, to get them back into the series.

The Warriors had other plans.


Warriors: Green passed Wilt Chamberlain (922) for the most rebounds in Warriors playoff history. … Klay Thompson played in his NBA-high 390th game over the last four seasons. Green is second with 387, while James is third at 381. … Curry has made a 3-pointer in 89 consecutive playoff games, and a record 43 on the road.

Cavaliers: Kyle Korver continued to struggle. He missed all four shots and is now 8 of 29 dating to Game 1 of last year’s Finals. … James (238) broke a tie with Kareem Abdul-Jab Authentic Womens Lamar Jackson Jersey ,

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