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von chenwen121314 17.10.2018 13:33

ST. Lee Stempniak Jersey . LOUIS -- Jaime Garcia turned back the clock to his childhood Friday night.Garcia pitched eight scoreless innings and had an RBI single to lead the St. Louis Cardinals to a 1-0 victory over the Atlanta Braves.I think I did it a bunch of times in Little League, Garcia said of the dual production. I think the only thing that would have made it better would be to hit a home run for the only run.Garcia (8-8) became the first Cardinals pitcher with the lone RBI in a 1-0 win since Harvey Haddix did it against Pittsburgh on July 17, 1955. Garcia struck out 11 as he topped the 100-strikeout mark for the third time in his career.Garcia entered the game with a .167 average and he wasnt about to puff out his chest about his production.Im not a good hitter, but I try my best to get a good swing at the ball, Garcia said.He pitched out of a two-on, no out jam in the fourth, striking out Freddie Freeman and Matt Kemp before getting Adonis Garcia to ground out. 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. It was a great play.WELCOME BACKCardinals All-Star INF Matt Carpenter returned from the disabled list after missing 24 games with a right oblique strain. LHP Dean Kiekhefer was optioned to Triple-A Memphis.TRAINERS ROOMBraves: RHP Julio Teheran (right lat strain) will play catch on Saturday, but there is no timetable for his return.Cardinals: LHP Tyler Lyons (knee) will miss at least a month, general manager John Mozeliak said.UP NEXTBraves: RHP Roberto Hernandez will make his Braves debut after being called up from Triple-A Gwinett Hernandez, formerly known as Fausto Carmona, has pitched for Cleveland, Tampa Bay, Philadelphia, Los Angeles Dodgers and Houston.Cardinals: RHP Carlos Martinez (10-6, 2.99 ERA) leads all N.L. pitchers with a career-high 24 double plays induced. He is 2-0 with a 1.08 ERA in 16 2/3 career innings against the Braves. Cheap NHL Jerseys . 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von chenwen121314 17.10.2018 13:30

CLEVELAND -- Cavaliers guard Iman Shumpert exited his teams 117-88 season-opening win over the New York Knicks with concussion-like symptoms in the fourth quarter on Tuesday and did not return. Russell Okung Jersey .Shumpert?hit his head against?Kristaps Porzingis hip with 5:34 remaining.Ill live, Shumpert told ESPN on his way out of the arena when asked about his status.Shumpert was filling in at backup point guard for the Cavs, with the rookie?Kay Felder?already ruled out for the Knicks game after being placed in the concussion protocol himself; Felder took an errant?Chris Andersen?elbow to the head in practice last week.The Cavs have the day off Wednesday and head coach Tyronn Lue said Shumperts availability for Fridays road game against the Toronto Raptors was unknown.Right now we dont know the status on Shump, Lue said. Still going to go through the testing or whatever. I know he got hit in the head, and I think he ran into Porzingis hip or something. Hes going to get tested and just see where hes at. Not quite sure what the results are going to be.Shumpert finished the game with two points, three assists and two turnovers in 14 minutes.Backup point guard is the thinnest position on the defending champs roster, after Matthew Dellavedova signed with the Milwaukee Bucks in the offseason and Mo Williams continues to be away from the team as Cleveland tries to trade away his contract.LeBron James picked up the slack in that department against the Knicks, doling out a game-high 14 assists. Tyrell Williams Jersey . The 26-year-old Ireland striker, who has four goals this season, has signed a three-and-a-half year contract with his new club. Corey Liuget Jersey .H. -- Matt Kenseth made it 2 for 2 in the Chase, holding off teammate Kyle Busch to win Sunday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. http://www.chargersauthenticshop.com/Cha...t-Draft-Jersey/ . The International Olympic Committee released the official list of bid cities on Friday after the deadline for applications had passed. The candidates -- all previously announced in their own countries -- are: Almaty, Kazakhstan; Beijing; Krakow, Poland; Lviv, Ukraine; Oslo, Norway; and Stockholm. Pressure is mounting on Columbus Crew SC and a 1-1 tie on Wednesday against Toronto FC added to the urgency.Columbus (3-7-8) is at the bottom of the league standings and five points from the Eastern Conference playoffs after reaching the MLS Cup last season. The Crew are 0-3-3 in the past six games and have one win in 11 games.Its next chance for a turnaround is Saturday when D.C. United comes to Mapfre Stadium in the middle of a three-game homestand. The match and the July 23 game against Orlando FC are vital because Crew SC finishes with eight of 14 on the road, where it is winless in nine games.We think were a better team than where we are right now, but the table doesnt lie, Crew SC coach Gregg Berhalter said. It really doesnt.D.C. (5-7-6) is one point out of the playoffs and fortified its injurry-depleted offense when it acquired midfielder Lloyd Sam on July 7 from the New York Red Bulls. Joey Bosa Jersey. He has 20 goals and 22 assists in 106 games and could make his United debut against the Crew.Hes another attacking piece, another guy who understands when to go, attack, D.C. coach Ben Olsen said. Hes got a final ball, everything we want in that position.D.C. last played in a 3-0 loss to Philadelphia on July 9 to end a three-game unbeaten streak and so it will be the fresher team.Without a midweek game, maybe they come out and press us a little bit, but normally they get compact, make it difficult, and play on the counterattack, Crew captain Michael Parkhurst said. 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 ' ' '

von chenwen121314 16.10.2018 16:32

England overcame an alarming start to register a record-equalling 14th successive victory by crushing Australia 37-21 at Twickenham. Courtney Lee Jersey .Somehow Eddie Jones men trailed by only 10 points after an utterly one-sided opening spell that saw wing Sefa Naivalu cross and the Wallabies foiled on two more occasions by desperate final-stand defending.Rampant Australia targeted George Ford repeatedly and forced openings at will, but they were aided by passive opponents who were quickly reduced to fire fighting at every turn.Once again drawing on their resolve, however, injury-ravaged England clawed their way back with an opportunist score from the superb Jonathan Joseph the beginning of the end for the tourists.Josephs vision and execution created a second for Marland Yarde and the foot was pushed further into the Wallabies throats when Ben Youngs used his wits to dart over, before Joseph completed the rout.The win means Jones England have drawn level with the 14-Test winning run set by Sir Clive Woodwards World Cup winners in 2002-03 and extends their mastery over the Wallabies to four successive matches.For the first time since 1992 they have finished the year with an unblemished record consisting of the 13 victories masterminded by Jones and end 2016 in second place in the global rankings, holding off Australias challenge for their position behind New Zealand.After his bitter war of words with Wallabies coach Michael Cheika that brought the build-up to the final autumn international at Twickenham to life, Jones was able to claim bragging rights over his former Randwick team-mate.The scrum had provided one of the battlegrounds for the coaches verbal exchanges, but it was largely a sideshow to a pulsating international that saw Nathan Hughes grow in stature on his full debut, proving a fine deputy for the injured Billy Vunipola.Jones sent England out against Australia with orders to break them mentally and physically and while that objective was ultimately achieved, the start was a vastly different story.Australia left as many as 10 points begging in the opening five minutes alone after Foley missed a simple penalty and a knock-on from David Pocock saw a try for Tevita Kuridrani ruled out.Mistakes from Owen Farrell and Mike Brown gave Kuridrani his chance, and it was an error from Dylan Hartley that enabled the Wallabies to surge ahead in the next passage of play.The ball bounced off Hartleys leg in the scrum and Australia capitalised with ruthless efficiency by quickly moving the ball left via a long pass from wing Dane Haylett-Petty for Naivalu to stroll over.The Wallabies broke downfield at will in a resoundingly one-sided opening quarter that saw Sekope Kepu and Kuridrani denied tries due to inconclusive grounding.England could hardly have envisaged a worse start with the 10-point deficit flattering them, but suddenly they exploded into life with Ford breaking downfield midway through an end-to-end sequence of play.Yarde was unable to win a foot race once Ford had chipped ahead, but the hosts persevered and were rewarded by a second Farrell penalty that acted as the prelude to their first try on the half-hour mark.Kepu dropped the ball in midfield, although it was scrum-half Nick Phipps who was truly at fault for the error, Farrell stabbed onwards and Joseph sprinted ahead, capitalising on a kind bounce to cross under the posts.For the first time England led, their determination hauling them back into contention, but it was short-lived as Foley landed two penalties.The match was finely-poised as the second half began and it was the Grand Slam champions who landed the next blow, big carries from Mike Brown and Hughes stretching Australia.Faced by ample gold shirts, Joseph held the ball for as long as possible before skilfully stabbing through a kick that Yarde was able to touch down.Five minutes later and England were over again, Hughes power and athleticism hurling Australia backwards and when a penalty was awarded, Youngs sped off and dummied Phipps before weaving over.Farrell landed another penalty and the Wallabies now looked a pale shadow of the side that had ran amok in the first half. 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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 athletes. We will see better size. 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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Thompson, Michael Firrito, Shaun Atley HB Jamie Macmillan, Robbie Tarrant, Nick Dal Santo C Sam Gibson, Daniel Wells, Ryan Clarke HF Jack Ziebell, Ben Brown, Brent Harvey F Lindsay Thomas, Drew Petrie, Jarrad Waite FOL Todd Goldstein, Ben Cunnington, Andrew Swallow I/C Brad McKenzie, Jed Anderson, Trent Dumont, Aaron MullettSt Kilda:?B Dylan Roberton, Sean Dempster, Jarryn Geary HB Jack Newnes, Sam Gilbert, Daniel McKenzie C Shane Savage, Sebastian Ross, Leigh Montagna HF Maverick Weller, Nick Riewoldt, Jack Billings F Tim Membrey, Josh Bruce, Jade Gresham FOL Tom Hickey, David Armitage, Jack Steven I/C Luke Dunstan, Blake Acres, Nathan Wright, Darren MinchingtonUBET verdict:?Extremely popular in early trade - $2.55 into their current price - St Kilda will be desperate to win to keep their top eight hopes alive. Early birds feel this will be enough to get them over the line.Sunday, July 31Melbourne ($1.18) v Gold Coast Suns ($5.00), MCG at 1.10pmMelbourne:?B Josh Wagner, Tom McDonald, Neville Jetta HB Jayden Hunt, Oscar McDonald, Matt Jones C Christian Petracca, Bernie Vince, Dom Tyson HF Jeff Garlett, Jack Watts, Sam Frost F Chris Dawes, Jesse Hogan, Dean Kent FOL Max Gawn, Nathan Jones, Jack Viney I/C Angus Brayshaw, Billy Stretch, Colin Garland, Alex Neal-Bullen, Tomas Bugg, Aaron Vandenberg, James Harmes (Three to be omitted)Gold Coast:?B Nick Malceski, Steven May, Kade Kolodjashnij HB Jarrod Harbrow, Rory Thompson, Alex Sexton C Joshua Schoenfeld, Jesse Lonergan, Matt Shaw HF Brandon Matera, Tom J. 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. Kennedy, Harry Cunningham HF Tom Mitchell, Lance Franklin, Luke Parker F Isaac Heeney, Gary Rohan, Dean Towers FOL Sam Naismith, Kieren Jack, Dan Hannebery I/C Jordan Foote, George Hewett, Ben McGlynn, Toby Nankervis, Tom Papley, Xavier Richards, Ted Richards (Three to be omitted)UBET verdict:?Our traders were hit with $6,000 bet for the Swans at $1.25 as soon as they posted the prices for this game and there have been a few more sizable, smart bets for the away team since.Enter your ESPNfootytips AFL selectionsAdelaide ($1.01) v Essendon ($17), Adelaide Oval at 4.10pmAdelaide:?B Luke Brown, Daniel Talia, Kyle Hartigan HB David Mackay, Jake Lever, Kyle Cheney C Paul Seedsman, Brad Crouch, Rory Atkins HF Charlie Cameron, Tom Lynch, Eddie Betts F Richard Douglas, Mitch McGovern, Josh Jenkins FOL Sam Jacobs, Rory Sloane, Matt Crouch I/C Scott Thompson, Rory Laird, Wayne Milera, Brodie Smith, Jarryd Lyons, Harrison Wigg, Reilly OBrien (Three to be omitted)Essendon:?B Matt Dea, Michael Hartley, Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti HB Martin Gleeson, Sam Michael, Aaron Francis C Zach Merrett, David Zaharakis, Will Hams HF Adam Cooney, Patrick Ambrose, Orazio Fantasia F Jayden Laverde, Joe Daniher, Darcy Parish FOL Matthew Leuenberger, Craig Bird, Brendon Goddard I/C Courtenay Dempsey, Jackson Merrett, Mason Redman, Kyle Langford, Conor McKenna, James Polkinghorne, Sam Grimley (Three to be omitted)UBET verdict:?A mismatch on paper and, from a wagering perspective, the only curiosity will be the line. 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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. The Dutch pushed the U.S. to five sets in pool play on Aug. 8 and put womens volleyball on the map at home with a gutsy, never-give-up style.Now, the Americans are left to try again in Tokyo 2020 for the programs first gold, with certain new leaders emerging to guide that run: Hill, Kelsey Robinson, Kayla Banwarth.Thompson and Carli Lloyd wrapped themselves together with an American flag. Banwarth lifted the Stars and Stripes above her head.These women will look to build on this even if it wasnt the result they planned for all along. Still, it was far better than departing South America empty-handed.Theres been a lot of tears the past couple days, Hill said. And not just tears of sadness before this match, tears of gratitude and just joy at this experience these past four years, in this tournament and being with this group of people, this special group. Its been such an amazing ride. 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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. 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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. 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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. 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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. 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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. 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When you play your mates you want to get one up on them, Boyd said of the close derbies.Its the respect between the two teams.Asked if ending the Cowboys title defence would provide a measure of revenge after last years grand final heartache, Boyd said: I dont know about revenge but it would be nice.Any time you beat a quality side at their home ground its great to get one up on them.Weve had some classic clashes the last 12 months with the Cowboys and I expect this to be no different. Joe DiMaggio Jersey . Most important, perhaps, it went off without a hitch. Organizers poked a little fun at the now-infamous opening ceremony gaffe that saw only four out of five snowflakes open up into rings, leaving the Olympics logo one ring short. Bernie Williams Jersey . -- On the field, it was business as usual for Jameis Winston and No. http://www.yankeesrookiestore.com/Yankee...ly-Kids-Jersey/ .C. -- Calgarys Kevin Koe did it the hard way again. WASHINGTON -- Just before noon Tuesday, Dusty Baker strolled out of the Nationals Park home dugout and made his rounds during his clubs first workout ahead of its NL Division Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers.He started in the outfield, chatting with Ryan Zimmerman while the first baseman stretched. Baker ambled toward the infield and spoke to first-base coach Davey Lopes. Then the skipper set up shop behind the batting cage during BP, keeping an eye on his hitters while talking to GM Mike Rizzo.After sitting out two major league seasons, Baker is back in baseball. Hes also back in the postseason, leading the Nationals to the NL East title in his first year.When I was sitting home, I was like, `I should be there, because Im pretty used to going to the playoffs, Baker said, resting his cheek on his right hand during a news conference about 75 hours before Washington hosts Game 1 on Friday.This is his eighth trip to the postseason in 21 years as a manager. Each of his four clubs -- the Giants, Cubs, Reds and Nationals -- improved its win total in his debut season, including a 12-victory jump in 2016.Baker was asked Tuesday whether he worried he might not get another shot at managing after the Reds fired him, despite three playoff trips in his last four years.I was more bewildered than I was worried, and I wondered if I was on the `blacklist or not, Baker said. Sometimes theres an unwritten list that sometimes your name is at the top of, being one of the `unwanted, for whatever reason. Because I was sitting at home, watching guys that hadnt done what I had done.He continued, That doesnt happen very often: A guy goes to the playoffs, and all of a sudden he cant get a job. Or he cant even get a call back. But thats OK. I found out who my friends were.Baker didnt just sit around the house.His daughter got married in his back yard. He spent time with his son. He traveled. He worked on business ventures.But Baker acknowledged he was down for about three days.My dad used to tell me, `Its OK to be down. Just dont stay down. And I was like, `Man, is that what depression is? Ive never had depression. All I know is, I didnt like that feeling, Baker recounted.Always quick with a quip or a good story, Baker draws high praise for his ability to communicate with players. Masahiro Tanaka Jersey. is decades of experience as a player and a manager also drew immediate respect in the clubhouse.He could have very easily gone into politics, Lopes, Bakers teammate for six seasons with the Dodgers, said with a chuckle. He figures out what makes each player tick.Zimmerman figures a managers most important task is to handle personalities.You have so many coaches and all the scouting and analytics, so the baseball part is taken care of. The best managers are people that keep everyone together, when things are going bad or good, Zimmerman said. The biggest thing I like about Dusty is that hes honest with you, whether its good or bad. Im the kind of guy who -- I wasnt when I was younger, but now that Im a little bit older -- Id rather just someone tell me, because Im a big boy. And Dusty does that great. ... He doesnt ever really hold anything in.Bakers 1,766 wins rank 17th in history among MLB managers, ahead of Tommy Lasorda, Earl Weaver, Whitey Herzog and other Hall of Famers.He said that as he began climbing the all-time list, he started thinking about the possibility of making it to Cooperstown: Yeah, Id like to be the first African-American in the Hall of Fame (as a) manager.First things first, though.Right now, Johnnie B. Dusty Baker has more tales to tell and more games to win.Game notes Rizzo confirmed that RHP Stephen Strasburg would not be available for the NLDS but could return if Washington advances. ... Baker officially announced RHP Max Scherzer would start Game 1 against LHP Clayton Kershaw. ... Nationals 2B Daniel Murphy, who hasnt started since Sept. 17 because of a strained glute muscle, participated in the workout, taking BP and infield practice, and did extra running afterward. Baker wouldnt commit to having Murphy in the lineup Friday, saying a true evaluation would come no sooner than after Wednesdays workout. ... OF Michael A. 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Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, we pose a question to a rotating panel of ESPN fantasy basketball experts to gauge their thoughts on a hot topic. Keith Hernandez Jersey . Todays contributors are ESPN NBA Insider Kevin Pelton and ESPN Fantasys Joe Kaiser and Kyle Soppe.Al Horford is just 11 games into his tenure with the Boston Celtics, but he currently ranks 11th on the Player Rater based on averages. While his scoring (15.5 PPG, 50.4 FG%, 12.6 FGA) is nearly identical to what he did his last two seasons with the Hawks, his 3-point shooting (1.5 3-PPG, 39.0 3-FG%), assists (5.0 APG) and blocks (2.6 BPG) have skyrocketed. Is this just a small-sample-size anomaly or a sign of things to come?Kevin Pelton: Ive been doing some research lately into how to best predict performance the rest of the season, which yields opposing conclusions about these stats. Early-season block rates tend to not be as predictive as past performance, while assist rates tend to stabilize pretty quickly. Naturally, 3-point percentage is also fluky, though Horfords track record is strong enough at this point that I dont expect him to drop off that much.Ultimately, the projections that combine performance to date and preseason expectations peg Horford for 4.1 assists but just 1.4 blocks per game the rest of the season, which suggests his value is probably already at a high point.Joe Kaiser: The fact that Horford started taking 3-pointers for the first time in his career last season, shooting 34.4 percent and making 1.1 of 3.1 attempts, is an encouraging sign that his 3-point success this season isnt a fluke. Playing under Brad Stevens in Boston, hes taking and making more threes (1.5 of 3.7 per game) while shooting an improved 39 percent. I dont think this is a fluke, and at this point we have to consider the 3-pointer a key part of Horfords fantasy value. Just dont expect any style points with the form on his 3-point stroke.As far as his assists go, clearly Boston signed him with the intent of utilizing him as a facilitator, and were seeing that with the hike in assists this season. He has dished out at least five assists in six of his first 11 games with the Celtics, including nine in his last game, against the Rockets. Its safe to say hes going to break his previous single-season high of 3.5 APG, and Id expect him to finish somewhere between 4.5-5.5 by seasons end.The blocks are the one stat that I think we can chalk up to small sample size. Horford is 30 years old and in his 10th NBA season -- this isnt typically a stage in a players career when he would suddenly become a bigger shot-blocker. His previous single-season best is 1.5 BPG, set twice in the last three seasons, and Id expect that to be his ceiling in 2016-17.Kyle Soppe: Im buying all the Horford shares I can get. From a basketball standpoint, the rise in Horfords unique skill set is because ... well, its now unique. In Atlanta, he shared the front court with Paul Millsap, a player whose skill was so similar to his that I often confused the two.Horfords skills havent gotten any better this season, he has simply gotten smarter. The percentage of his shots taken from 16 feet or further is actually down a tick from last season (46.8 percent, down from 47.9 percent last season), but he has joined #TeamAnalytics and determined that he might as well step behind that 3-point line if he is going to settle from a jumper.I also believe that the assist spike is real, for many of the same reasons. Due to his unique set of skills, he often puts the opposing center in a difficult position on the perimeter, thus allowing him to showcase his playmaking abilities. Id take the under on five assists per game and 39-percent 3-point shooting when all is said and done, but the Celtics are a top-10 team in offensive efficiency right now, and that is no mistake. Horford is a reliable player who can help fantasy owners across the board and should finish the season as a top-20 player. Kolten Wong Jersey . Barcelonas entertaining victory ensured the defending Spanish champions retained their share of the league lead with Atletico Madrid two rounds ahead of their meeting in the capital. Real Madrid needed a late goal by substitute Jese Rodriguez to earn a 3-2 victory at Valencia to stay in third place and three points behind its title rivals. Willie McGee Jersey . Irving scored 23 points, Tristan Thompson had 20 points and 10 rebounds and the Cavaliers beat the Denver Nuggets 117-109 on Friday night. http://www.cardinalsrookiestore.com/Card...ck-Kids-Jersey/ . NBA officials ruled the court unplayable in the Bucks final exhibition game on Oct. 25 because players were slipping, and the game was cancelled midway through the first period. EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Leo Musso returned a fumble 66 yards for a touchdown in the third quarter and No. 11 Wisconsin turned its early showdown with No. 8 Michigan State into a rout, beating the Spartans 30-6 on Saturday.Redshirt freshman Alex Hornibrook threw for 195 yards and a touchdown in his first start for Wisconsin, outplaying fifth-year senior Tyler OConnor, his Michigan State counterpart. The Badgers (4-0, 1-0 Big Ten) were the better team in the first half and outscored the Spartans 17-0 in the third quarter.Michigan State (2-1, 0-1) was down 13-6 early in the third and had the ball in Wisconsin territory when LJ Scotts fumble bounced to Musso in the secondary. OConnor was the only player with a decent shot at him on the return, and Musso spun past the quarterback and went all the way to the end zone.OConnor finished 18 of 38 for 224 yards with three interceptions.Corey Clement ran for two touchdowns for Wisconsin.NO. 7 STANFORD 22, UCLA 13PASADENA, Calif. -- J.J. Arcega-Whiteside caught an 8-yard touchdown pass from Ryan Burns with 24 seconds left, and No. 7 Stanford rallied on its final drive for its ninth consecutive victory over UCLA.Christian McCaffrey rushed for 138 yards for the Cardinal (3-0, 2-0 Pac-12), who havent lost to their downstate rivals since 2008.After struggling on offense for 3 1/2 quarters at the Rose Bowl, Stanford put together a 70-yard winning drive capped by Burns fade to Arcega-Whiteside, who got one foot inbounds on an acrobatic play. Solomon Thomas then returned Josh Rosens fumble 42 yards for a touchdown on the games final play.Rosen passed for 248 yards for the Bruins (2-2, 0-1). UCLAs defense faltered late after severely limiting the Cardinal and McCaffrey, who had his 14th consecutive 100-yard rushing game, for most of the night at the Rose Bowl.NO. 1 ALABAMA 48, KENT STATE 0TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Jalen Hurts ran and threw for touchdowns and tailback sub Joshua Jacobs scored his first two career touchdowns for Alabama.The Crimson Tide (4-0) dominated coach Nick Sabans alma mater from the start while scoring on a kickoff return and even a short touchdown throw to freshman linebacker Mack Wilson. Starting tailback Damien Harris went down on the opening drive with a sprained right ankle and didnt return.Harris was hardly needed in this game, when No. 2 quarterback Blake Barnett played much of the way and the emerging freshman Jacobs ran for 97 yards. It amounted to a respite for the Tide against Kent State (1-3) after a bruising 48-43 comeback victory over No. 23 Mississippi.Hurts was 16 of 24 for 164 yards and ran for 54 yards, including a 20-yard touchdown dash on the opening drive. He found Wilson, who lines up at fullback in goal line situations, for a 1-yard third-quarter score that was supposed to go to tight end O.J. Howard.NO. 3 LOUISVILLE 59, MARSHALL 28HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- Lamar Jackson threw five touchdown passes and ran for two more scores for Louisville.The sophomore completed 24 of 44 passes for a career-high 417 yards against a Marshall secondary whose most experienced player had five starts. Jackson also ran for 62 yards.Louisville (4-0) didnt slow down against a nonconference opponent on the road a week after beating Florida State 63-20 at home.The Cardinals raced to a 35-7 halftime lead and cruised in the second half to break a four-game losing streak to the Thundering Herd. Jacksons scoring passes covered 71, 8, 30, 8 and 51 yards.Marshall (1-2) was limited to 207 yards of offense.NO. 4 MICHIGAN 49, PENN STATE 10ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- DeVeon Smith led an overwhelming ground game with 107 yards rushing and a touchdown and Karan Higdon ran for two scores for Michigan in the Big Ten opener for both teams.The Wolverines (4-0) had six touchdowns on the ground and finished with 326 yards rushing. Wilton Speight threw one touchdown pass. Penn State (2-2) has lost three straight to the Wolverines.Jabrill Peppers gave the fans an early thrill by returning Penn States first punt to the 9, although a bench-interference penalty moved the ball to the Nittany Lions 24. Seven plays later, Khalid Hill dove in on 4th-and-goal from the 1. The Wolverines also scored touchdowns on their next two drives. Penn State finally got a couple stops, but the Wolverines took a 28-0 halftime lead on Higdons 2-yard run.NO. 6 HOUSTON 64, TEXAS STATE 3SAN MARCOS, Texas -- DEriq King caught a touchdown pass, threw one and returned a kickoff for another score in Houstons blowout victory.King, a freshman recruited to play quarterback, is playing at wide receiver while Greg Ward Jr. directs the offense. Ward passed for two touchdowns and ran for one before leaving the game after playing one series in the third quarter. He completed 20 of 26 passes for 289 yards.King made a mistake by calling for a fair catch on the Houston 5 during a first-quarter Texas State punt. He soon compensated for that, however, catching a short pass from Ward on a bubble screen and taking it in for a touchdown from 48 yards out. Early in the second quarter, King took a handoff from Ward and threw a high pass to the end zone that Steven Dunbar pulled in for a 15-yard touchdown.King began the second half by returning the kickoff 99 yards for another touchdown.Houston (4-0) gained 563 yards and limited Texas State (1-2) to 142.NO. 10 TEXAS A&M 45, NO. 17 ARKANSAS 24ARLINGTON, Texas -- Trevor Knight had two long touchdowns runs for Texas A&M before halftime and threw a 92-yard pass to Josh Reynolds right after Arkansas was stopped three times from the 1.Reynolds caught the ball in stride just short of midfield, and quickly shed defensive back DJ Dean on his way to the end zone to break a 17-all tie and put the Aggies (4-0, 2-0 Southeastern Conference) ahead to stay. Texas A&M has won five straight against the Razorbacks (3-1, 0-1), all since joining the SEC.The long catch-and-run by Reynolds came two plays after Keon Hatcher was tackled for a 5-yard loss on fourth down, ending a 19-play drive for the Razorbacks that took 10 minutes after Texas A&M had fumbled from the Arkannsas 2. Mike Shannon Jersey. NO. 23 MISSISSIPPI 45, NO. 12 GEORGIA 14OXFORD, Miss. -- Chad Kelly threw for 282 yards and two touchdowns and ran for another score to help Mississippi break a 10-game losing streak in the series dating to 1996.The Rebels (2-2, 1-1 Southeastern Conference) dominated every phase, building a lead of 31-0 by halftime and 45-0 by midway through the third quarter.Georgia (3-1, 1-1) lost for the first time under new coach Kirby Smart and looked overmatched. To make matters worse, star running back Nick Chubb injured an ankle in the second quarter and didnt return.It was an impressive win for the Rebels, who finally built a big lead they didnt give away. Ole Miss led Florida State by 22 points and Alabama by 21 this season before losing both games.Kelly was 18 of 24 and had a 41-yard touchdown run through the middle of the defense.NO. 9 WASHINGTON 35, ARIZONA 28TUCSON, Ariz. -- Jake Browning hit Dante Pettis on a 4-yard touchdown in overtime, Lavon Coleman ran for 181 yards and Washington held off Arizona in both teams Pac-12 opener.Pettis made a tough grab in traffic on the first possession of overtime and Washingtons defense forced a turnover on downs to eke out the victory.The Huskies (4-0, 1-0 Pac-12) had a hard time shaking Arizona (2-2, 0-1 Pac-12), which was down to its fourth-string running back after J.J. Taylor left in the third quarter with a left ankle injury.Brandon Dawkins kept the Wildcats in it, dazzling with 176 yards and two touchdowns rushing, 167 yards and another score passing. He escaped what appeared to be a sack to hit Shun Brown on a 54-yard pass , then hit Josh Kern on a 3-yard TD pass with 17 seconds left to tie the game at 28.Coleman kept the Huskies moving with Browning limited to passes underneath and scored on a 55-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter. Browning finished 14 of 21 for 160 yards and two touchdowns.NO. 13 FLORIDA STATE 55, SOUTH FLORIDA 35TAMPA, Fla. -- Dalvin Cook rushed for a career-high 267 yards and two touchdowns and Florida State rebounded from the most lopsided loss in school history to beat South Florida.Cook scored on a 75-yard run on the Seminoles first play from scrimmage, an immediate response to USF starting the game with Quinton Flowers and Rodney Adams teaming on an 84-yard catch-and-run for a 7-0 lead. The 213-pound juniors rushing total on 28 carries topped his previous best of 266 yards against South Florida last year.Florida State (3-1) bounced back from being trounced 63-20 by Louisville, a road shellacking that dropped the Seminoles 11 spots in the AP Top 25 from No. 2. South Florida (3-1) is off to its fastest start since 2011, however the Bulls were no match for a talented bunch that began the season with expectations of contending for its second national title in four years.NO. 14 TENNESSEE 38, NO. 19 FLORIDA 28KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Joshua Dobbs accounted for five second-half touchdowns and Tennessee overcame a 21-point deficit to beat Florida and end an 11-game losing streak in the series.Tennessee (4-0, 1-0 Southeastern Conference) beat Florida (3-1, 1-1) for the first time since a 30-28 victory in 2004. The Volunteers lost by a single point each of the last two years.This time, Tennessee delivered the comeback by scoring 38 consecutive points.Dobbs threw four touchdown passes and ran for a fifth score -- all in the second half. He was 16 of 32 for 319 yards with four touchdowns and two interceptions. Dobbs also ran for 80 yards and a touchdown.NO. 16 BAYLOR 35, OKLAHOMA STATE 24WACO, Texas -- Seth Russell threw four touchdown passes, including an 89-yarder to Chris Platt for the go-ahead score in the third quarter, and Baylor beat Oklahoma State in the weather-delayed Big 12 opener for both teams.The game was stopped by lightning for about 1 1/2 hours after the Bears scored on the opening series.Ishmael Zamora had career highs of 175 yards receiving and two touchdowns on eight catches in his season debut for the Bears after a three-game suspension over a video of him whipping his dog that surfaced during the summer. Platt also had two TDs. Baylor earned its fourth consecutive 4-0 start in its first big test after a light nonconference schedule.The Cowboys (2-2) lost three fumbles, including the second by Justice Hill after he picked up a first down at the Baylor 2 with Oklahoma State trailing 28-24 with 9 minutes remaining. Hill, who had 122 yards rushing, was originally ruled down, but the call was overturned on review.AUBURN 18, NO. 18 LSU 13AUBURN, Ala. -- Daniel Carlson kicked six field goals and Auburn beat LSU after officials ruled Danny Etlings apparent last-gasp scoring pass came after time expired.Etling rolled to his right and found D.J. Shark on a 15-yard pass, setting off a celebration by LSU players. Officials ruled time expired before Etling took the snap.The celebration shifted to the Auburn sideline when officials announced the decisive ruling.It was an important win for Auburn (2-2, 1-1 Southeastern Conference) and coach Gus Malzahn, who faced increased criticism following losses to Top 25 opponents Clemson and Texas A&M.An illegal shift penalty against LSU (2-2, 1-1) left the Tigers with a fourth-down play from the 15 with 5 seconds remaining, setting up the final-play drama.LSU star running back Leonard Fournette had 16 carries for 101 yards.NO. 20 NEBRASKA 24, NORTHWESTERN 13EVANSTON, Ill. -- Tommy Armstrong Jr. threw for 246 yards and ran for a career-high 132 to lead Nebraska past Northwestern in the Big Ten opener for both teams.The Cornhuskers (4-0) remained unbeaten coming off a tight win over Oregon that vaulted them into the Associated Press Top 25 for the first time since December 2014.They lost two fumbles near the Northwestern goal line in the first half, but scored two touchdowns in the third quarter to stretch their lead from three to 11.The Wildcats (1-3) matched their loss total from last year when they went 10-3. 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Sophie Ecclestone, the uncapped Lancashire left-arm spinner, has been named in England Womens 15-member squad for the three-match T20 series at home against Pakistan. Tony Bradley Jersey . Her Lancashire team-mate, Kate Cross, however, was left out. Kent left-arm seamer Natasha Farrant, who was not picked for World T20 as well as the ODI series against Pakistan, replaced the injured Anya Shrubsole.Ecclestone and Farrant are the two changes to the squad that swept Pakistan 3-0 in the ODI series. Ecclestone, only 17, is the second left-arm spinner in the squad behind Alexandra Hartley, who made her international debut against Pakistan in the third ODI in Taunton. She is yet to play a T20 international.The T20 series brings a new set of challenges and further opportunities for the players, and Im really pleased to call-up Sophie Ecclestone for the first time, and to welcome Tash Farrant back into the dressing room, Mark Robinson, the head coach, said.Sophie brings youth, vitality and another left-arm spin option alongside Alex Hartley into the squad. We have two world-class offspinners in Danielle Hazell and Laura Marsh, but we also need to be aware of the talent that we have underneath, and making sure that we are developing the likes of Alex and Sophie, by having them in the group and giving them international match-day experience.Robinson said that it was a real shame that seamer Beth Langston missed on of selection again, because of injury. She worked tremendously hard during the winter and had a great tour to Sri Lanka with the England Womens Academy, but unfortunately hasnt been able to get involved so far this summer because of her ankle, he said.Robinson also said that Cross was still in the sides plans, despite being overlooked for the Pakistan T20 series. Kate Cross has been left out of this squad to face Pakistan, but we do see her as a Twenty20 bowler moving forwards, he said. There is no reason why she cant be an outstanding bowler across all formats of the game, and we feel that theres a window now where we can do some focused technical work with her away from match situations to help get her ready to perform at her best in the Kia Super League next month.The T20 series begins with the first match at the Brightside Ground in Bristol on Sunday. Derrick Favors Jersey . The 31-year-old Spain midfielder hasnt played since Madrid lost in the Copa del Rey final to Atletico Madrid in May due to back and foot injuries. Custom Utah Jazz Jerseys . After a first half in which he thought "the lid was on the basket," the Toronto Raptors coach watched his squad mount a second half surge to defeat the Cleveland Cavaliers 98-91. http://www.officialjazzauthenticstore.co...ey-jazz-jersey/ . -- Patrick Reed got an early start in golf. CORVALLIS, Ore. -- Sydney Wiese scored 13 points, freshman Kat Tudor added 12 points and No. 24 Oregon State held Idaho State to 14 second-half points in a 61-38 victory on Monday night.Wiese scored nine points in the first half as Oregon State held a 26-24 lead. Tudor hit a 3-pointer with 3:44 left in the third quarter to cap a 13-2 run for a 39-26 lead. Tudor made another 3 with 4:46 left in the fourth for a 17-point lead.Tudor was 4 of 5 from distance.Marie Guulich scored 11 points for Oregon State (2-0), which was outrebounded 42-35. Jae Crowder Jersey. Wiese was 5 of 8 from the field and set a career high with six steals.Estefania Ors led Idaho State (0-2) with 11 points but the Bengals were just 16-of-59 shooting (27.1 percent) from the floor. Idaho State was outscored 25-14 in the second half. 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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LONDON -- The NFL will stage four regular-season games in London next year. Bryan Little Jersey .Teams and venues for the four games will be announced Tuesday.The NFL started playing regular-season games in London in 2007, and has recently played three games per season in the British capital. The league has never before played four games in one season in London.Most of the games have been played at Wembley Stadium, but one was played at Twickenham this season.We continue to be incredibly excited by the passion and love for the NFL shown by our millions of UK fans, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said. London is an amazing city. We have had tremendous support from our fans, from Mayor [Sadiq] Khan and other government leaders and business partners, and we are looking forward to taking the next step in the UK by playing four games in London next season.Khan called London the international home of the NFL.London staging a fourth NFL game is fantastic news, not only for the millions of sports fans who get to enjoy our iconic stadiums, but also because it confirms our status as the go-to choice for hosting the worlds biggest sporting events, Khan said.The NFL also could play an international series game in Mexico again next year after the Texans-Raiders matchup in Azteca Stadium was a success in November. Jacob Trouba Jersey .com) - The Calgary Flames aim to bounce back from their first regulation home loss of the campaign on Friday night when they host a Detroit Red Wings club that they swept in three meetings a season ago. 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Florida State used a 6-0 run to take a 10-8 in the second set, but A&M chipped away and eventually took an 18-16 lead.The Seminoles used a kill down the block and an A&M attack error to even the score at 18-18 before the Aggies scored six unanswered points, including back-to-back blocks by Jazzmin Babers and Stephanie Aiple to be serving for the set, 24-18.FSU, which was outhit .300 to .034 in the stanza, ended the run with a kill before McGee countered with the set-clinching kill, giving the Aggies a 2-0 lead in the match. Texas A&M used a 5-0 spurt to take a 10-9 lead in the third set, but FSU regained the lead at 12-11 as an Aggie attack sailed long. The Seminoles, who outhit A&M .267 to .129 in the set, continued to pull away, eventually building a 23-15 advantage.Kaitlyn Blake then got two kills and two blocks during a 5-1 A&M run, which also included a kill by freshman Kiana Peroff that pulled the Aggies within 24-20. FSU, however, got a kill on the ensuing play to take the set, 25-20.There were 13 ties and six lead changes in the fourth set with A&M building its largest lead at 14-11, forcing FSU to call a timeout. The Seminoles followed witth a 4-0 run to take a 15-14 lead. Tobias Enstrom Jersey. Texas A&M then called a timeout before Blake and McGee posted back-to-back kills to give A&M its final lead, 16-15.FSU, which outhit A&M .222 to .174 in the set, reeled off five consecutive points to build its largest lead, 20-16. A&M managed to cut the lead to 21-19 following a Seminole service error and a kill by Emily Hardesty, but it was the closest the Aggies could get. An A&M service error followed by an FSU ace put the Seminoles up, 23-19. The teams then traded points for the remainder of the set as FSU evened the match a two sets apiece.Other than a McGee kill to start the fifth set, the Seminoles held the lead the entire frame following a 5-0 run to go up 5-1.The Aggies, who were outhit .533 to .000, got within 9-7 but could get no closer. FSU went on to outscore the Aggies, 6-1, to close out the match, with A&M committing three consecutive hitting errors to end the contest. Hardesty finished the match with 14 kills for the Aggies, and Blake and Babers added 13 and 12 kills, respectively.Aiple posted a double-double with 51 assists and 11 digs, while libero Amy Nettles led all players with 17 digs. FSU was led by Milica Kubura and Christina Ambrose, who posted 13 kills apiece. Melanie Keil had 12 blocks to lead the Seminoles to a 17.5 to 8 advantage in team blocks.The Aggies return to the court Friday at 7 p.m. (CT) to face No. 6 Minnesota in what will be the Aggies third ranked opponent in the last four matches. 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In-form Wallabies halfback Will Genia looks certain to miss the clash with England at Twickenham after Stade Francais denied permission to allow him to play. 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TORONTO -- On a night the Blue Jays left 14 runners on base, Troy Tulowitzki did his part to cash some in.Tulowitzki drove in the tying and go-ahead runs with a bases-loaded single in the eighth inning, and the Blue Jays rallied to beat the Detroit Tigers 5-4 on Thursday night for their season-best sixth straight victory.I didnt realize till after the game how many runners left on base we had, Tulowitzki said. Sooner or later with this lineup you feel very strong that someone is going to come through.Tulowitzki finished 2 for 4 with a walk and three RBI. He is batting .338 (22 for 65) with 20 RBI in 17 games since returning June 18 after missing 20 games with a sore right quadriceps.Since hes come off the DL, hes been swinging a very hot bat, Tigers catcher James McCann said. Hes a guy who covers a lot of pitches.Jason Grilli (3-2) pitched one inning for the win. Roberto Osuna worked the ninth for his 18th save.Everybody wants to finish well going into the break, Grilli said. 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Former South Carolina tennis student-athlete Ricardo Acioly has played and coached in the Olympics. Anton Forsberg Jersey . Recently, he helped carry on the great tradition of running with the Olympic torch in his home country, and now the Brazilian native is excited to share the Olympic experience in a new capacity, as a spectator and a father.In every Olympics, the torch tours around the host country before it gets lit up in the stadium at the opening ceremonies, Acioly said. A few people get a chance to carry the torch, and since I have a history in the Olympics as a player and a coach, and because of what Ive done in my tennis career and what Im doing now with my coaching career and my involvement in sports, I was honored to get a go at this. So I was pretty happy, and pretty honored. Its not something that happens every day.When you are carrying the Olympic torch, you are the only person in the world doing that. I thought that was quite cool to be able to do that and knowing what it means.Acioly played doubles for Brazil in the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, Korea, and was later a coach for Brazil at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, Australia.One of my best memories (as an athlete) is of the opening ceremony, Acioly recalled. It was really, really neat to be there with everyone. At that time, we didnt have all the communications like we have now with email and mobile phones. Being in front of the whole world at that time was unreal. The atmosphere was something I had never felt before. Walking in with the other athletes and representing my country was very special. That experience is something I will cherish my whole life.The experience in Sydney was also amazing. It was a little different because I was outside of the court. In Sydney, the team stayed in houses as part of the Olympic Village. Our house was quite successful because we got three medals from the athletes that stayed in the house. We had two judo guys winning a couple of silver medals. The womens basketball team won the bronze medal, and their coaching staff was together in the same house. We were bragging a lot about our house.Acioly enjoyed participating from both perspectives. He also enjoyed watching a lot of other events during his Olympic experiences.I watched track and field, Acioly said. When the whole Ben Johnson story happened, I was there. I saw volleyball and basketball. You try to see the sports that you like a lot, or you end up meeting the other athletes and you get a feel for what they do, so you want to watch.After a standout playing career for the Gamecocks from 1983-1985, Acioly is a well-recognized figure in the tennis community in his home country. He founded the R3A Sports Management company, continues to coach young players at a couple of tennis schools near his home in Rio de Janeiro, and he is the director of the ATP 500 event, which is the largest tennis tournament of its kind in South America. Among the many young players he has coached includes current Gamecock womens tennis sophomore student-athlete Ingrid Gamarra Martins, who earned SEC All-Freshman Team honors last year.Its great to be so involved in tennis, Acioly said. There were quite a few schools interested in Ingrid since she was 12 to 15 years old. I saw her grow up. She is doing quite well. I came back to visit South Carolina a few years ago. I had a chance to meet (womens tennis head coach) Kevin Epley at that time, and I already knew (mens tennis coach) Josh Goffi. The way they are running their programs is a lot like what we do and where our players want to go. Theyre very professional. Thats why I thought it was a good fit for Ingrid.Acioly and teammate Richard Ashby led the Gamecocks with 22 doubles wins in 1984, and although an injury curtailed some of his playing career, he has many good memories of his time as a Gamecock.I had some misfortune while I was there because I tore a ligament in my knee, Acioly said. But I enjoyed being able to represent Carolina all over the U.S. I embraced the college scene. The whole atmosphere of being a student-athlete and being involved with other athletes from other sports was also pretty cool.Acioly noted that his time at South Carolina helped him prepare for his life after college.It helped me grow as a sportsman and as a person, Acioly said. That was key for my development on the court and off the court.Now that the Olympics have come to his home country, Acioly is proud to be able to witness the games with his nine-year-old son and 11-year-old daughter.I have tickets to go somewhere every day, Acioly laughed. Obviously I will go see the tennis. Im going to see basketball. Im going to see volleyball and beach volleyball. Brazil has a good chance to get some medals there. I want to see some of the radical BMX biking. I want my kids to see some neat stuff like that. Gymnastics, too. Obviously well see track and field as well. I want them to catch some spirit. The Olympic spirit is so great.It is something I will never forget for my whole life. Its the first time that the Olympics have come to South America. Normally, all of the athletes from Brazil have to travel abroad to compete in the big arenas. Now the big arenas are here. That is something that probably wont happen again for a long time. Tanner Kero Jersey . Kiriasis and brakeman Franziska Fritz finished two runs in one minute 55.41 seconds -- a mere 0.01 seconds ahead of Meyers and Lolo Jones, who likely bolstered her Olympic hopes by helping give USA-1 a huge push in the second heat. 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But India came back strongly to score 17 points in 10 minutes to lead 31-29 at half-time.Within the opening 3 minutes of the third quarter captain Amritpal Singh scored 8 points to put serious pressure on China. India kept their nerve and opened a six-point gap at the end of the third quarter, to lead 51-45 as the match headed into the final quarter.?By this time two of its big three of Amjyot Singh and Amritpal were on four fouls each, but the coach decided to keep them playing. With both playing a seemingly passive game to avoid getting fouled out, Indias bench stepped up to hold on to the lead throughout the quarter.?The last quarter was the most tightly contested, with both teams registering 19 points each. The highlight of the quarter was when?Amritpal stripped his Chinese centre off the ball, and threw down a dunk to get India back up by 6 pts with 7:50 left in the game. With five minutes left and the score reading 60-51 Indias bench made sure they closed out the game to rack up a famous victory. Corey Crawford Jersey. ?Overall it was a team effort and they played as well as they did at the practice sessions at NITTE Campus. We worked on defence and this gave my boys more confidence on offense. Our strategy was to pressure the ball man and not let the first receiver receive the pass easily, Head Coach Sat Prakash Yadav said after the game.?This is 53rd-ranked Indias second win over China in two years. In July 2014 they had beaten China 65-58 in the FIBA Asia Cup group stages in Wuhan. India and China had last played each other in October 2015 at the Asian Championships quarter-final playoffs; China had won 104-58.India are now fourth in the six-team Group E, with six points from four matches. Earlier in the tournament, India had beaten the Philippines 91-83, before losing 90-66 to Chinese Taipei. They began their second round with a 121-65 defeat at the hands of Jordan on Monday.But with their points from the first round carried forward, India should now be able to qualify for the quarterfinals if they beat Kazakhstan in their final league match on Wednesday.The top five nations at the FIBA Asia Challenge will earn an extra berth for their respective sub-confederations for the 2017 FIBA Asia Cup -- a tournament that will host teams from both Asia and Oceania for the first time, and also serve as a qualifier for the FIBA World Cup to be hosted by China in 2019. 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