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Matt Le Tissier has picked his Sky Sports Fantasy Six-a-Side team for this weeks selected fixture as Manchester City host neighbours United, live on Super Sunday. Corey Grant Jersey . Matt Le Tissier has picked his Sky Sports Fantasy Six-a-Side team for this weeks selected fixture as Manchester City host neighbours United, live on Super Sunday.Manuel Pellegrinis men will be looking to keep their title hopes alive and hand major blow to Uniteds top-four hopes with a victory, live on Sky Sports 1HD. Heres who Saints legend Le Tiss has gone for, including his Elite Player pick from Sergio Aguero, David Silva, Anthony Martial and Juan Mata...Sergio AgueroTheres absolutely no doubt about my Elite Player pick. Hes world class and he may not be top goalscorer in the Premier League but thats more down to playing time as hes got a better goals-per-minute record than Jamie Vardy, Harry Kane and Romelu Lukaku this season.Ander HerreraIm wary that he picked up a knock on Thursday night but if hes passed fit Id have him in there. Hes got a knack of arriving at the right place at the right time and usually takes his chances.Michael CarrickHes still England and Uniteds best central-midfielder for me and hell complete more passes than any other Manchester United player by some distance.David de GeaId expect him to be pretty busy on Sunday and even if he doesnt manage a clean sheet he should make plenty of saves, with Aguero and Yaya Toure happy to have a go from range.Yaya ToureHes not made my Manchester best XI but Id still have to have him in there, more for the ability he possess than the form hes shown this season. His set-pieces probably justify his selections more than his work rate.FernandinhoHe may not score many goals but he clearly gets rewarded for the other parts of the game, with an average of nearly 50 points per game, making tackles, interceptions and passes all afternoon. Think you can beat Le Tiss Sky Sports Fantasy Six-a-Side team? Pick your VI for the chance to win £10,000 here. Andrew Norwell Jersey . Jeff Green scored 13 points and Kris Humphries 12 for the Celtics, who nearly blew an 18-point, second-half lead. Sullingers 20-20 was the first by a Celtics player since Kevin Garnetts first game in Boston in 2007. Garnett was dealt -- along with Paul Pierce -- to Brooklyn during the off-season. Barry Church Jersey . The third-ranked Ivanovic, who won the event in 2008 and 10, served five aces and broke Wickmayer, also a former winner in 2009, five times. "The result looked easier than it really was," Ivanovic said. http://www.thejaguarsfansshop.com/Jaguar...y-Draft-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. ESPN NFL Insider Mike Sando spends each Sunday with ESPN NFL analyst Jon Gruden and the Monday Night Football crew. This week, theyre in Mexico City for the Oakland Raiders-Houston Texans?matchup (ESPN, 8:30 p.m. ET). Here are some takeaways from Gruden on the game.Derek Carr makes his Monday Night Football debut at a time when the Raiders quarterback appears ready for the internaational stage. Dede Westbrook Jersey. Oakland has a rich quarterback history, from Daryle Lamonica to Kenny Stabler and Jim Plunkett to Rich Gannon -- and Carr is next in line. He is as gifted as any quarterback in the NFL today for reasons that jump off the film. Youth NFL Jerseys China China Jerseys Wholesale Discount Jerseys NFL Jerseys Cheap Cheap Jerseys 2020 Disocunt Football Jerseys NFL Jerseys Cheap Wholesale Nike NFL Jerseys NFL Jerseys Wholesale Cheap NFL Jerseys China Wholesale NFL Gear Jerseys From China Disocunt Football Jerseys Discount Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China ' ' '
HOMESTEAD, Fla. http://www.nflcardinalsrookiestore.com/C...eterson-Jersey/ . -- Jimmie Johnson walked across the stage after driver introductions to find his car inexplicably missing from pit road.In a dramatic start to his race for a record-tying seventh championship, Johnson learned NASCARs inspectors had yanked his Chevrolet off the pre-race grid and sent it back through tech. The Hendrick Motorsports team had been accused of manipulating a body panel, and Johnson had to start last in the field.In less than 30 laps, he was sniffing the top-10.He come from last doing that? Joey Logano asked him team, Wow.The best was yet to come.For most of the day, Johnson was the worst of the championship contenders in a winner-take-all season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. He needed only to beat three other drivers to tie Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt with a record seven titles, but he was clearly not in the same league as the other finalists Sunday night.Johnson, who seemed to have sensed the last 10 weeks that he was finally going to grab that special seventh title, never panicked.I felt like something was going to happen, and I was going to be OK with it, Johnson said. For a while I came to grips with the reality of (finishing) third, fourth, somewhere in there and shaking somebody elses hand and being happy for them.Then it changed so quick at the end.Johnson was practically gifted his seventh title when Carl Edwards aggressive attempt to win the championship ended in a wreck. Johnson got the restart of his life in overtime, took the lead on the very last lap of the race, won for the first time in his career at Homestead and grabbed the final Sprint Cup trophy.The win was the 15th for Hendrick Motorsports and seventh for crew chief Chad Knaus, who now only trails Dale Inmans record eight.When I was coming to the checkered flag, I had to really look closely at it going by to make sure it was, like, `Is this really happening? Johnson said.Johnson received kind words from Petty, while Hendrick Motorsports teammate Dale Earnhardt Jr. represented his late father in victory lane.I told Jimmie I wish Dad was here to shake his hand, Earnhardt said. Dad would think hes such a bad-ass. Hes such a great race car driver. How he won this thing tonight, I dont think a lot of people know, he can will himself to get (his all) out of a car when it matters. Theres a lot of circumstance that played into it, but he put himself in that position.Edwards seemed headed for the title until a caution with 10 laps remaining set up a wild sequence. Edwards tried to block Logano on the restart, wound up wrecked, and it was Johnson who drove through the carnage to take the championship lead.Johnson withstood two more restarts and dedicated the final two attempts at the win to the late Ricky Hendrick, who was one of 10 friends and family members killed in a 2004 plane crash.They were nowhere all day, and just kind of ran around, I dont know, probably, Id guess sixth, said 2015 champion Kyle Busch. Never really showed their hand at all and didnt really show any speed, never really led in the laps until the last one, and thats the only one that really matters.Perhaps its because Johnson had no plan. This was one of those rare days in racing when someone elses bad breaks benefited a driver who was prepared to pounce. Edwards accident gave him a chance Johnson didnt have a mere five laps earlier.It wasnt looking good, Knaus admitted. I still dont think that we necessarily had the speed that we need. The one thing that we have in our corner is we have Jimmie Johnson. He is the one that makes things happen when we dont necessarily have the race cars.When we do have the race cars that we need, he does phenomenal things.Also doubting the situation was team owner Rick Hendrick, standing atop the pit box and lamenting with 10 laps to go that it was over for Johnson. His wife told him Johnson was still going to win the race. Hendrick didnt take her seriously.When we had that last caution and he came out and took the lead, I couldnt believe it, Hendrick said. I was actually stunned because we had so many ups and downs in that race.Indeed, from last to first and the top of the record books.---More AP auto racing: www.racing.ap.org http://www.nflcardinalsrookiestore.com/C...Reddick-Jersey/ . 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MYP! as Matt Ryan returned to the field for post-game interviews.The NFLs passing yardage leader was nearly flawless again Thursday night, throwing for 344 yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions to help the NFC South leaders tighten their grip on first place with a 43-28 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.He had a real locked-in look about him, Falcons coach Dan Quinn said. Matts really been on point with where to go with the ball.Julio Jones had eight receptions for 111 yards and a TD as the Falcons (6-3) avenged a 31-24 season-opening loss to the Bucs (3-5) in Atlanta. Tampa Bay has dropped two straight on the heels of a three-game winning streak that got them back in the division race.They played a little better than we did that day. I feel like we have continued to improve, Ryan said. For me, the best thing from a confidence standpoint is that we continue to get better, week in and week out.Jones, whos closing in on another 1,000-yard receiving season with 970 through nine games, caught a 3-yard scoring pass in the third quarter, when Ryan led TD drives of 86 and 82 yards to break it open.Levine Toilolo, Patrick DiMarco and Austin Hooper also caught TD pass from Ryan, who leads the NFL with 2,980 yards and 23 touchdowns vs. four interceptions.Jameis Winston threw for 261 yards and three touchdowns for Tampa Bay, including scoring passes of 3 and 24 yards to Evans, who had 11 receptions.Both of Tampa Bays young stars finished the game on the sideline, with Evans being evaluated for a possible concussion and Winston limping off after being shaken up when he was tackled trying to score on a two-point conversion play with just under seven minutes remaining.Koetter didnt provide much of an update on eithers condition, other than to say Jameis told me hes fine and that Evans was in the concussion protocol after taking a hard hit along the sideline after making a catch in the fourth quarter.Winston was tackled around the ankle by Atlantas Brooks Reed and also hit by cornerback Jalen Collins. The first overall pick in last years draft said he was fine and did not leave the game because of injury.The coach took me out, said Winston, who later did a little dance move to demonstrate to reporters that he was OK.Mike Glennon finished up for the Bucs, taaking his first regular season snaps since 2014. http://www.nflcardinalsrookiestore.com/C...-Bethea-Jersey/. He threw a late TD pass to Cameron Brate to cut into a 23-point deficit.RING OF HONOR: The Bucs inducted former safety John Lynch into the teams Ring of Honor. Together with Hall of Famers Warren Sapp and Derrick Brooks, Lynch formed the foundation of a dominating defense that helped transform Tampa Bay from the laughingstock of the NFL into a Super Bowl champion. A nine-time Pro Bowl selection and a finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame last winter, Lynch played for the Bucs 1993 to 2003 and the Denver Broncos from 2004 to 2007. He was inducted into the Broncos Ring of Honor earlier this month.NO CONFIDENCE?: The Bucs defense yielded 626 yards , including 513 passing, during last weeks 30-24 overtime loss to Oakland. That may have contributed to the decision Thursday night to decline a 15-yard face mask against the Falcons, settling for Matt Bryant kicking a 41-yard field goal for a 13-7 Atlanta lead instead of giving Ryan a chance to convert third-and-22 from the Tampa Bay 38MATTY ICE: Ryan has thrown for 1,344 yards, nine touchdowns and just two interceptions in his last four games against the Bucs, who had won three straight in the division rivalry. The Bucs lead the all-time series 24-23.GOTCHA: Bucs DT Gerald McCoy talked this week about his admiration for Ryan , but reiterated that good sportsmanship should never be confused with a lack of commitment to do whatever to necessary to win. He said hed shake the quarterbacks hand before and after the game, but spend the rest of the night trying to make the NFL passing yardage leader uncomfortable. McCoy sacked Ryan in the second quarter, forcing a fumble that led to Winstons second TD pass to Evans.INJURIES: With Doug Martin (hamstring) and Jacquizz Rodgers (foot) inactive, rookie Peyton Barber became the fourth different starting running back for Tampa Bay this season. Bucs C Joe Hawley left with a knee injury in the second quarter and did not return. 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Jeff Fisher was the first NFL head coach to be fired this season, but he likely wont be the last. Barry Church Jersey . After the Los Angeles Rams parted ways with Fisher on Monday, we decided to evaluate the other 31 head coaches, in terms of how likely they are to be looking for a job soon.NFL Nation reporters rated each coachs job security on a scale of 1 to 5.Heres the scale on which each coach was rated:5: Hot seat:?Out if the season is a big disappointment 4: Warm seat:?Not safe if the season is a disappointment 3: Lukewarm seat:?Not under fire but not disaster-proof 2: Cool seat:?Safe barring a total disaster 1: Cold seat:?No way hell get firedRating: 5 = Hot seatBuffalo BillsRex Ryan: 5Owner Terry Pegula stressed continuity at the NFL owners meetings in mid-October, suggesting to USA Today that Ryans job was safe because we just hired Rex. The Bills have lost five of seven games since that statement, which has prompted reports that Ryans job is in imminent jeopardy. The biggest reason is a defense that allowed 29 unanswered points to Oakland, then let Steelers running back?LeVeon Bell run for a franchise-record 236 yards on Sunday. -- Mike RodakJacksonville JaguarsGus Bradley: 5Is five the highest? Actually, there really isnt any pressure on Bradley any longer, as he is expected to be fired regardless of what happens in the final three games. Owner Shad Khan said a winning record was everybodys reasonable expectation in 2016, and the Jaguars are 2-11. Bradleys career record of 14-47 is the worst in modern NFL history. The only question now is whether Khan will fire or retain general manager Dave Caldwell. -- Mike DiRoccoSan Diego ChargersMike McCoy: 5The Chargers certainly could fall back on injuries as an excuse, but McCoys team?will finish in last place in the AFC West for a second straight season. McCoy is 1-10 in the division since November 2014. If San Diego doesnt scratch together a couple wins in the final three games, these players could have a new head coach leading them -- whether they remain in San Diego or move to Los Angeles -- next season. --?Eric D. WilliamsRating: 4 = Warm seatIndianapolis ColtsChuck Pagano: 4Owner Jim Irsay showed faith in Pagano by giving him a contract extension in January. You have to wonder if Irsay regrets that decision because the Colts are in position to miss the playoffs in back-to-back years for the first time since the 1997-98 seasons. Pagano had an excuse for missing the playoffs last season: He didnt have quarterback Andrew Luck for nine games. Theres no excuse for not making the playoffs this time around, when his team has Luck and plays in one of the worst divisions in football. -- Mike WellsSan Francisco 49ersChip Kelly: 4Kelly is in only his first year as 49ers coach, and he took over a team that was bound to have a losing season. But that doesnt mean hes exempt from scrutiny with his team at 1-12 and riding a 12-game losing streak. Major change is expected among the 49ers top decision-makers, and general manager Trent Baalke seems to have the hottest seat. If the Niners bring in a new general manager, it would stand to reason that Kelly would be in an even more tenuous position. -- Nick WagonerRating: 3 = Lukewarm seatBaltimore RavensJohn Harbaugh: 3Harbaugh guided the Ravens to a Super Bowl title four years ago, and hes the winningest coach in franchise history. The Ravens are one of the more stable franchises, with three coaches in their 21-year existence. But there will be increased scrutiny on Harbaugh if the Ravens lose out and finish with a losing record for the second straight season. It would mark the third time in four seasons that Baltimore failed to make the postseason. I have to be patient to let people fail, but I dont have to be patient enough to let people repeat failure, owner Steve Bisciotti said after the 2013 season. -- Jamison HensleyChicago BearsJohn Fox: 3Fox is a disappointing 9-20 in Chicago. The veteran coach has done almost nothing to connect with a highly agitated fan base, but the Bears still will likely stick with him in 2017. The 3-10 Bears?continue to play hard, and the coaching staff has developed some younger players (namely?Leonard Floyd, Cody Whitehair, Jordan Howard and Eddie Goldman). But Fox needs to win next season. The Bears cant afford to suffer through yet another miserable year and keep the status quo. -- Jeff DickersonCincinnati BengalsMarvin Lewis: 3Lewis does not sound like a man going anywhere, and with one year left on his contract, hes likely back for at least the next season, even though the 5-7-1 Bengals have disappointed in 2016. Although public scrutiny might increase because of yet another season without a playoff win, Lewis relationship with Bengals owner Mike Brown seems as solid as it has always been. It would be more likely that Lewis retired than got fired, and he has indicated that he isnt ready to do that, either. -- Katherine TerrellGreen Bay PackersMike McCarthy: 3There are a couple ways to look at McCarthy. 1. He has taken the Packers to the playoffs in seven straight seasons. Would any team make a change if it missed the postseason one time after a run like that? 2. It has been nearly six years since the Packers most recent Super Bowl, and if McCarthy hasnt been able to take a team back there with Aaron Rodgers as quarterback, then perhaps theres a problem. Most likely, Packers general manager?Ted Thompson and team president Mark Murphy will look at the former and not the latter because McCarthy is well-respected both in NFL circles and within the walls of Lambeau Field. -- Rob DemovskyNew York JetsTodd Bowles: 3Todd Bowles was a 2 at the start of the season, but a 4-9 record has turned up the heat. From all indications, Bowles will survive the year ... unless his team just gives up over the final three games. Owner Woody Johnson is inclined to give a mulligan, hoping that last season (10-6) is a better indication of Bowles coaching ability than this season. -- Rich CiminiRating: 2 = Cool seatArizona CardinalsBruce Arians: 2This is Arians first losing season in Arizona since he took over in 2013, but it comes at an?inopportune time. The Cardinals were a chic pick to make Super Bowl LI, especially because they were returning every offensive skill player from a team that set franchise records and went to the NFC Championship Game. To say Arizona has underachieved would be an understatement. Arians isnt in trouble yet, but with another season of underachieving, his seat might start getting a bit warmer. How he responds to this season will be telling, but he has earned enough goodwill to work on his own accord for at least another season. -- Josh WeinfussDetroit LionsJim Caldwell: 2What Caldwell has done with the Lions this season has been incredibly impressive, as his team continues to come from behind to win games and will have two winning seasons in his first three years in Detroit. The only reason this isnt a 1 is this is general manager Bob Quinns first full season of evaluation on Caldwell, and the Lions havent yet clinched a playoff spot. With quarterback Matthew Stafford beat up and Caldwell having handled his team so well so far this season after a 1-3 start, Caldwell feels completely safe. A three-game losing streak to end the season could raise some questions, though. Otherwise, Caldwell is in good position. -- Michael RothsteinHouston TexansBill OBrien: 2Although OBrien has repeatedly taken the blame after Texans losses -- especially during their current three-game losing streak -- the fact that they are 7-6 and tied atop the AFC South while holding the division tiebreaker is impressive, given how poorly quarterback Brock Osweiler has played. Even if the Texans dont make the playoffs this season, it would be difficult to fire OBrien, despite the high expectations with which this team entered the season. -- Sarah BarshopNew Orleans SaintsSean Payton: 2Payton is likely safe, as he just signed a five-year extension worth more than $9 million per year after he and the Saints briefly considered parting ways in January. But this could climb to a 3 if the Saints keep flopping down the stretch, like they have the past two weeks. Next season will definitely be a hot-seat year if they dont finally make a playoff run for the first time since 2013. The Saints have gone 7-9, 7-9 and 5-8 since then. -- Mike TriplettPhiladelphia EaglesDoug Pederson: 2Pederson said he has been assured by upper management that his job is secure for 2017. Owner Jeffrey Lurie is certainly entitled to change his mind, and he wont stay patient for patiences sake if he is convinced Pederson is ill-equipped for the job and has a superior leader in his sights. Barring that scenario, the first-year head coach should get the benefit of the doubt, considering he was working with a rookie quarterback and little firepower on offense this season. -- Tim McManusWashington RedskinsJay Gruden: 2It should be a 1, but in Washington, one can never dismiss anything. Even if the Redskins lost their last three games, it would be surprising to see anything happen to Gruden, but again, its Washington. At 7-5-1, Gruden has the Redskins in position for their first consecutive winning seasons since 1996-97 and possibly their first back-to-back playoff seasons since 1991-92. Gruden is an offensive coach, and the offense has been highly productive under him the past two seasons. -- John KeimRating: 1 = Cold seatAtlanta FalconsDan Quinn: 1Owner Arthur Blank just gave general manager Thomas Dimitroff an extension that runs concurrent with Quinns deal through 2019. Dimitroff was the guy on the hot seat -- not Quinn. Like Blank said before, Quinn will be his coach for many years to come. Getting to the playoffs this season and possibly winning a game or two will only solidify Quinns standing. -- Vaughn McClureCarolina PanthersRon Rivera: 1Sure, expectations of a return to the Super Bowl at best and the playoffs at worst have drawn criticism of Rivera. But he has won the NFL Coach of the Year award twice in the past three years and has taken the Panthers to the playoffs three straight years, something no other Carolina coach has done. His job is safe, though he cant afford a repeat of this season in 2017. -- David NewtonCleveland BrownsHue Jackson: 1Believe it. The Browns will not change coaches this season -- even if they finish winless. Jimmy and Dee Haslam are committed to continuity, and that means sticking with the plan in place, which includes Jackson and director of football operations Sashi Brown. -- Pat McManamonDallas CowboysJason Garrett: 1Garrett entered the season with some heat on him after the 4-12 finish in 2015, but there is no chance that he will be let go after this season. He has done a masterful job of managing the roster and making decisions that have the Cowboys in the playoffs for the second time in his tenure as coach. He should be on the short list of NFL Coach of the Year candidates with how the team has responded. But if it falls apart in 2017, this number could change in a big way.?-- Todd ArcherDenver BroncosGary Kubiak: 1Kubiak has navigated the team back into playoff contention after last seasons Super Bowl win, despite a first-year starter at quarterback in 24-year-old Trevor Siemian, his best running back (C.J. Anderson) being on injured reserve and a cluster of injuries in the offensive line.?Some staff changes/tweaks might be in offing in the offseason, given the teams inconsistency in the offensive line for the second consecutive season, but that will be something Kubiak and executive vice president of football operations/general manager John Elway hash out at seasons end. -- Jeff LegwoldKansas City ChiefsAndy Reid: 1Everybody should have the job security that Reid does. The 10-3 Chiefs are tied for the lead in the NFLs most difficult division, the AFC West, after making the playoffs as a wild-card entrant in two of Reids first three seasons. In the six seasons prior to Reids arrival, the Chiefs had two two-win seasons and another two with four victories. Chairman Clark Hunt hasnt forgotten. -- Adam TeicherMiami DolphinsAdam Gase: 1Gase has completely changed the culture in Miami. He has put the 8-5 Dolphins in position to end their eight-year playoff drought in his first season and looks like a keeper for years to come. -- James WalkerMinnesota VikingsMike Zimmer: 1The Vikings gave Zimmer a contract extension in training camp, and even though offensive coordinator Norv Turner resigned in the middle of the season, many of the Vikings problems can be pinned on the injuries that took away their two most important offensive players and decimated their line. The defense -- Zimmers baby -- has been outstanding, and the Vikings would likely be tied with Detroit for the NFC North lead if Blair Walsh had made an extra point on Nov. 6. Even if the Vikings follow-up to the 2015 NFC North championship hasnt gone exactly how they would have liked, Zimmer isnt going anywhere. -- Ben GoesslingNew England PatriotsBill Belichick: 1It doesnt get much safer than Bill Belichick, who is now 198-71 with four Super Bowl titles in his 17-plus seasons as Patriots coach. If he ran for political office anywhere in the six-state New England region, he might win that too. -- Mike ReissNew York GiantsBen McAdoo: 1Say what you want about McAdoos offense. As the head coach, hes no longer just in charge of the offense; hes in charge of the team. The Giants are 9-4 after not making the playoffs the past four seasons. McAdoos seat hasnt even started to warm, even if his team collapses and misses the postseason. -- Jordan RaananOakland RaidersJack Del Rio: 1In two seasons at the helm, Del Rio has improved the Raiders record from 3-13 before he arrived to 7-9 last season to 10-3 and counting this season. His presence as a respected former player commands the locker room, and as part of the plan put forth by owner Mark Davis and general manager Reggie McKenzie, Del Rio has ushered in a true culture change for the Raiders. With a win Sunday at San Diego, the Raiders can clinch their first playoff berth since 2002, which is also the last time Oakland had a winning record. They call that job security on steroids in these parts. -- Paul GutierrezPittsburgh SteelersMike Tomlin: 1Tomlin just won his 100th game in his first 10 seasons, a feat accomplished by eight NFL coaches all time. Tomlin has never had a losing season. The Steelers have had three head coaches since 1969, all of whom have won 100. Tomlin wont make every Steelers fan happy, but the Rooneys are satisfied with his performance, especially his 13-2 record in December since 2013. -- Jeremy FowlerSeattle SeahawksPete Carroll: 1Carroll is among the safest coaches in the league when it comes to job security. He just signed a contract extension this summer and has gotten the Seahawks to the Super Bowl twice in six seasons. This season has not always gone smoothly, but the Seahawks are still positioned to win the NFC West and make the playoffs for the sixth time under Carroll. -- Sheil KapadiaTampa Bay BuccaneersDirk Koetter: 1In his first season as coach, Koetter has the 8-5 Bucs on a five-game win streak for the first time since 2002 and in the hunt for a playoff spot. The only knock on him right now -- and hed probably tell you this -- is that the offense, his forte, hasnt put more points on the board the past couple weeks. The Bucs have also had to deal with a rash of injuries, so theyre readjusting. The defense has played spectacularly. Koetter seems to be pressing all the right buttons to get the most out of his team, and it is playing loose, relaxed and focused. -- Jenna LaineTennessee TitansMike Mularkey: 1Mularkey has delivered on his promises. The Titans are a team-first locker room that has showed its trending in the right direction. They let a couple games get away, but they are still in the thick of the AFC South hunt. Winning out might be improbable, but that the team Mularkey took over is in position with three games left is a huge accomplishment. Titans ownership and general manager Jon Robinson have to be pleased. -- Paul Kuharsky Malik Jackson Jersey . The 18-year-old American had five birdies in her bogey-free round for a 17-under total of 196. Lee held the overnight lead but mixed three birdies with two bogeys for a 70. Josh Lambo Jersey . Ivanovic was leading 7-5, 1-0 when Hantuchova withdrew after falling 0-40 behind in the second game. 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"We were embarrassed over the weekend, personally and as an organization and as a team," manager Dusty Baker said. "Well get them again many, many times." The Reds dont play St. Louis again until Aug. 2-4, and before then will have to be content with beating the Cubs, something they do regularly. Cincinnati has won 10 straight at Wrigley Field, eight of 10 over the overall this season, and 17 of the teams last 20 matchups. On Monday, all the Reds runs were driven in by Phillips, who had an RBI single in the first, connected off Scott Feldman (5-5) in the third and an RBI groundout in the eighth for his fourth-career game of six RBIs. Phillips had been 2 for his last 12 but hit his 152nd home run as a Reds second baseman, tying Joe Morgan for the most by a second baseman in team history. His six RBIs gave him 615, surpassing Morgans 612 for the most as a Cincinnati second baseman. "It just means Ive been over here too long to do that because Joe Morgan is the best second baseman to play this game," Phillips said. "For me to be in the same category as him, its an honour." Bailey (4-4) didnt make any history, but he gave Cincinnati exactly what it needed and picked up his first win since May 25 against the Cubs. He gave up one unearned run and four hits while striking out eight to improve to 7-2 against Chicago, which fell to 7-19 in the NL Central. Bailey threw 120 pitches, his second most of the season and third 100-plus pitch start of the season, sparing a bullpen that worked four innings in Sundays 11-4, 10-inning loss to the Cardinals. Going deep into the game and trying to save the bullpen wasnt on Baileys mind, however. "If you do that youre not going to make it out of the fourth," Bailey said. "I just wanted to be aggressive and try to be very efficient.&qquot; Feldmans night wasnt as good. Abry Jones Jersey. He pitched six innings and allowed five runs and seven hits to lose his first decision since May 24 at Cincinnati, the other time hes allowed five earned runs this season. Unfortunately for Feldman, the Reds did not have trouble in the fog. The Cubs lost for the sixth time in eight games since a five-game winning streak. "I was hoping it would make it harder for them to pick up the ball," Feldman said. "Apparently it didnt work." Baker said he lost track of Luis Valbuenas fly ball to left during the bottom of the first that was caught by Xavier Paul, and he and Cubs manager Dale Sveum had doubts whether the game would continue. "Obviously it couldnt get any worse otherwise youd have to stop it," Sveum said "It was borderline as it was." There was no doubt about how much Cincinnati needed to win Monday after a tough weekend against a team Phillips called the best in baseball. "For us to come out and play the way we did today, its awesome," Phillips said. "We bounced back from a loss, a tough loss we had at home. We just came here and got key hits in key situations, and got a win. NOTES: The Reds announced before Mondays game they will call up LHP Tony Cingrani to start Tuesday. Cingrani (2-0, 3.27) will start in place of Johnny Cueto, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list June 5, retroactive to June 1, with a strained right shoulder. Cingrani will face Matt Garza (1-0, 4.03). ... The Reds announced they have signed first-round pick Phillip Ervin, an outfielder taken with the 27th overall selection, from Samford University. . Shin-Soo Choo was hit to lead off the game, his NL-leading 18th time getting hit by a pitch. ... Starlin Castro went 1 for 4 and is 4 for his last 42. ... Cubs RHP Shawn Camp, on the DL since May 22 with a sprained right big toe, will pitch for Class-A Kane County on Tuesday and again Friday before being evaluated. 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CHICAGO -- It was the party of a lifetime. Cheap Los Angeles Kings Jerseys . Except somebody must have invited the Cleveland Indians.In the streets of Wrigleyville, the beverages flowed at 8 in the morning. Scalpers peddled their $3,000 tickets. Bill Murray carefully studied the inspirational stylings of Daffy Duck. And at the park, 41,703 people burst through the gates of Wrigley, hearts pounding, tears flowing, families embracing.It was a beautiful moment in baseball history, all right. Except somebody must have invited the Cleveland Indians.Whatever script the rest of the world was sure it had handed them in this World Series, the Indians forgot to read it. Then they went out Friday night, flipped that script and took control of a World Series that way too many others had decided the Cubs had already won.Well, guess what, America? After a shocking 1-0 victory at an emotional Wrigley Field on Friday, this is now the Indians World Series to lose. They lead, two games to one. They have their ace, Corey Kluber, lined up to start Game 4. And they could lose the next two games and still get to bring this series back to Cleveland.So all of a sudden, the Indians are in perfect position to do to the Cubs what theyve been doing throughout this entire month of October, first to Red Sox Nation, then to an actual nation (i.e., Canada). Yes, theyre poised once again to break millions of hearts.I love it, said Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis, a man who grew up outside of Chicago, dreaming of playing in a World Series at Wrigley Field. I hope we break all of them. I hope we break every single one of them. I hope I come home for Thanksgiving, Christmas, the offseason, and I just want to have a smile on my face when I look at all these Cubs fans.Well, theres a long way to go and two more games to win before Kipnis and his buddies can start smiling. But heres how good a spot theyre in:According to the invaluable website Whowins.com, when the visiting team takes a 2-games-to-1 lead in the World Series, it wins that series 71.1 percent of the time (32 of 45). If we include all best-of-seven postseason series, that figure jumps to 76.1 percent (54 of 71).So while we would never advise you to confuse those odds with, say, 100 percent, the Indians were well aware Friday night just how beautiful a thing it was to find themselves only two wins away from their franchises first title in 68 years.Its better than three wins away, said the man who drove in the winning (and only) run in this game, Coco Crisp. Thats for sure.There have been times this week when the Indians werent too sure they were supposed to be any number of wins away, considering how little theyve come up in the World Series conversation. And once the series headed for Chicago this weekend, for the first time since 1945, they kept watching TV, if only to make sure they hadnt been eliminated yet.So after two days of taking in wall-to-wall Cubs coverage, theyd decided it was kind of fun to assume the role of that other team in this World Series.Im surprised theyre not calling us that, to be honest, Kipnis deadpanned. Theres so much Cubs talk, on ESPN and all that stuff, that we actually appreciate it. We like to go under the radar. Weve been the underdogs the whole time -- in every series. Thats fine by us. Well just be that other team that won the World Series.Asked whether they look at themselves as underrated or underappreciated, Kipnis replied, pointedly: What do you think?You havent heard anything about us, he said. Weve probably got guys coming off the bench you dont even know the names of. So we like to just worry about ourselves and go play the game of baseball and compete. And thats all were caring about right now.But theres something else these Indians clearly dont care about -- and thats how they win. Theyve played 11 games in this postseason and scored 35 runs. But theyre 9-2 in those 11 games -- thanks to a pitching staff that has now thrown five shutouts, the most by any team in a single postseason in history.Three of those shutouts have come in games started by Kluber. But in the other two, the starters -- Josh Tomlin on Friday night and Ryan Merritt in Game 5 of the American League Championship Series -- didnt even make it through the fifth inning.But game after game, their manager, Terry Francona, keeps proving hell do whatever he has to do to win that night. And with every move that turns out right, his team seems to believe a little more that something is happening here that is bigger than them, bigger than Cleveland and bigger than Americas rush to anoint the Cubs before theyve actually won anything.Im confident in anything he does, first baseman Mike Napoli said of his manager, because it seems to work every time. No one questions anything in our dugout. Whenever he does something, everyone is for it.So when Francona zigzagged through this dramatic night by hooking Tomlin for Andrew Miller with two outs in the fifth, then pinch hitting for Miller in the top of the seventh, then getting a game-winning broken-bat pinch hit out of Crisp -- a man who went 0-for-8 as a pinch hitter during the regular season -- it fit right into the crazy quilt of a remarkable October for both this manager and his resilient baseball team.The Indians werent supposed to beat the Red Sox in the division series -- and swept them. Then came the mighty Blue Jays in the ALCS -- and down went the Jays in five games. And now, this team couldnt be more comfortable with the prospect of crashing yet another party.Ive said this before, Kipnis said. But facing Big Papi in his farewell tour in Boston, the crowd got real loud there at the end, when he tried to pump them up. Then going to Toronto inside the dome, thats probably the loudest place in all the league. And now you have the entire city of Chicago, in their first World Series in a long time.We probably faced three of the louder crowds you can face, he said, and three of the tougher competitions and tougher lineups. It just adds to the storyline. It just adds to the grit of this team and the competitiveness and drive that weve got going. And were on a mission right now.Now the mission continues in Game 4, with the Indians pitching lined up perfectly. They have Kluber, one of this sports most underrated studs, ready to start it. He is coming off a Game 1 in which he was forced to throw just 88 pitches. And his 0.74 October ERA has been almost?Madison Bumgarner-esque.Meanwhile, there will be no questions before this game about whether Miller will be able to come back for the second day in a row -- since the Indians were able to get him out of Game 3 after just 17 pitches.You know what? In all honesty, it helps, pitching coach Mickey Callaway said. It helps that he didnt throw 46 pitches. So hes going to be ready to go tomorrow [Saturday] night. And were looking forward to Kluber being out there.But heres the biggest secret of the Indians sensational October. It may have seemed, from afar, as though their only hope to win was to somehow steal a win in this series in a game Kluber didnt start (which theyve now done, of course). But thats actually all theyve been doing through the entire postseason.Their record in the seven games started by pitchers who arent named Corey Kluber? That would be 6-1.So those Cleveland Indians cant wait to get back to beautiful Wrigley Field on Saturday. They know the streets will be jumping, the refreshments will be flowing, the ticket prices will be soaring and the Cubs will still be the talk of the town -- and every town. But heres what else the Indians know:The pressure is on them, Kipnis said. All you hear is everyone talking about the Cubs. And it just allows us to get ready for each ballgame because we dont have to worry about expectations or living up to certain things. We can just play the game of baseball.So play it they will -- whether theyre invited to the latest big October bash or not. Cheap Custom Vegas Golden Knights Jerseys .ca NBA Power Rankings, ahead of the Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs. 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Hopefully we can get the film one day and watch it when were old, sitting somewhere.Backed up by safeties Eric Weddle and Lardarius Webb, Wright and Smith helped Baltimore limit Taylor to a mere 111 yards passing. Weddle was signed as a free agent and Webb has been shifted to free safety from cornerback.Eric Weddle, hes a different kind of guy back there, Wright said. Hes like a defensive coordinator.Wright was burned several times last season after being signed in October. But on this day, he was exceptional.Big time, is how Weddle described it. Everybody got an eye-opener today of what hes all about.It happened quickly. Three plays into their season, the Bills were already digging out of negative territory.One 2-yard pass completion over the middle was all the positive yardage the Bills couldd muster. Cheap Detroit Red Wings Jerseys. . Running back LeSean McCoy was stuffed for a 6-yard loss and Taylors pass to the left was caught by Mike Gillisee for a 4-yard loss.Wright penetrated into the backfield to make the tackle on both losses, setting the tone for Baltimores defensive renaissance.A year ago, the Ravens repeatedly failed to come up with a big stop in the fourth quarter, one reason why they went 5-11 and lost nine games by eight points or fewer.Our corners played elite football out there, coach John Harbaugh said. If we can play like that in the back end, were going to have a chance to win some games.The pass defense was impressive, but Baltimore was also impenetrable against the run, allowing only 65 yards on 24 carries.Us keeping them to 60-plus yards was great, but obviously we can do better, defensive tackle Brandon Williams said. 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Kizer, 12th in the nation in passing with 1,567 yards, has carried the ball 52 times for 187 yards, which includes 49 yards lost on eight sacks.Kelly said Tuesday he monitors Kizers runs carefully.I think a couple things that have to change is that he cant expose himself to unnecessary hits and we have to be very careful in terms of the run game that we put together that were not putting him in a position where he has free hits, Kelly said.Even with those sacks and officially just 1 yard gained against Syracuse on Saturday, Kizer has outrushed Tarean Folston and Dexter Williams and nearly has as many runs as their combined 58 carries. Kizer, who set the school record for quarterbacks last season with 10 rushing touchdowns, has six already this year, which is one more than leading rusher Josh Adams (1), Folston (1) and Williams (3) have combined.The Irish got off to a 4-1 start a year ago with a balanced offensive attack, running for 1,250 yards and passing for 1,307. While struggling to a 2/3 start this season, they havent been nearly as balanced production-wise, running for 838 yards and passing for 1,639.Runs have accounted for nearly 34 percent of the total offense. The only time the Irish were less balanced offensively under Kelly was in first season in 2010, when runs accounted for a little more than 33 percent of the offense.Kelly said the reason for the disparity is because opponents defenses have been focusing on stopping the run and trying to put pressure on Notre Dames young receivers.If they want to keep doing them we have to keep proving that we can throw the football, and I think youll see that running game come back into more balance, he said.That could be a problem in the next three games as the Irish face North Carolina State (3-1), which ranks 13th in the nation in run defense, while Stanford (3-1) is 37th at 125 yards a game and 10th-ranked Miami (4-0) is 27th. The Irish may need to depend more on the run in Raleigh, North Carolina, on Saturday, with weather from Hurricane Matthew possibly making it tough to pass.Kelly said the Irish do need to get better at running the ball, but that hes not too concerned about it because their offense averages 495 yards and 39.8 points a game, which would both be school records.If you let us throw the football all over the field, were going to throw it and we wont run it as much. So are there things we can get better at in the running game? Absolutely. 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Suckling, who has been named as an emergency for Saturdays grand final, admitted his troublesome achilles had prevented him from training at full intensity but said he would be ready to line up if called upon.Im good enough to go but the preparation probably hasnt been ideal, he said.With every step theres pain, and it gets worse and worse after you train. Weve been trying to manage the loads for the second half of the year and its probably got a bit too much the last couple of weeks.Ill prepare as normal and if something happens Ill be ready to go but Im more looking forward to getting along and supporting the boys tomorrow. Youth NFL Jerseys China China Jerseys Wholesale Discount Jerseys NFL Jerseys Cheap Cheap Jerseys 2020 Disocunt Football Jerseys NFL Jerseys Cheap Wholesale Nike NFL Jerseys NFL Jerseys Wholesale Cheap NFL Jerseys China Wholesale NFL Gear Jerseys From China Disocunt Football Jerseys Discount Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China ' ' '
BERLIN -- Bayern Munich routed Wolfsburg 5-0 and took advantage of Leipzigs first defeat to replace the promoted side at the top of the Bundesliga on Saturday. http://www.eaglesrookiestore.com/Hats/ .Leipzigs record 13-game unbeaten start was finally ended in a 1-0 loss at coach Ralph Hasenhuettls former side Ingolstadt, which had been bottom but climbed one place.Defeats always hurt, regardless against whom, said Hasenhuettl, who led Ingolstadt to promotion in 2015.Midfielder Rogers early header was enough to end Leipzigs eight-game winning run and give Ingolstadt its second win in four games under new coach Maik Walpurgis.The game ended on a turbulent note when Emil Forsberg missed a great chance to equalize and players on both sides received yellow cards after a melee. Ingolstadts Mathew Leckie was sent off in injury time.A wonderful match day, said Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, whose rivals all dropped points. Ingolstadt will get a truckload of white sausage and wheat-beer from us.In Munich, Thomas Mueller scored his first league goal since April as Bayern returned to the top with a comfortable win over crisis-hit Wolfsburg.Now were leaders and that will certainly do our Christmas party this evening good, said Mueller, who had gone 999 minutes without scoring. Its nice the goal drought is now over. It wasnt so important to me but I know others made a big deal of it.Arjen Robben opened the scoring with a curling effort inside the far post from a difficult angle in the 18th minute and Robert Lewandowski doubled the lead from close range three minutes later.Its brutal, its depressing when it starts like that, former Bayern striker Mario Gomez said of his return.Lewandowski grabbed his second goal early in the second half when he deflect Muellers shot inside the left post.Mueller, who scored 32 goals across all competitions for Bayern last season, then ended his goal drought by deflecting Robbens effort past the helpless Diego Benaglio, and Douglas Costa completed the Wolfsburg goalkeepers miserable afternoon with a fine strike in the final minutes.After 14 games, Bayern leads on goal difference from Leipzig. Only goal difference was separating Wolfsburg from the relegation zone.Heres a look at other games:COLOGNE 1, BORUSSIA DORTMUND 1Dortmund was headed for its fourth defeat of the season until Marco Reus struck in the final minute for his first league goal since returning from injury last month.Artjoms Rudnevs was left alone to head Cologne in front before the half-hour mark from Jonas Hectors free kick.Dortmund dominated possession but failed going forward until the end. Adrian Ramos crossed for Reus to slot the equalizer inside the right post.It was Reus first league goal since the 2-2 draw with Cologne in the final round last season.Cologne midfielder Salih Ozcan was sent off with his second yellow card in injury time.Dortmund dropped eight points behind Bayern and Leipzig, while Cologne stayed seventh after its ninth straight unbeaten game at home.HERTHA BERLIN 0, WERDER BREMEN 1Max Kruses strike before the break was enough for Bremen to beat third-place Hertha and climb four points above the relegation zone with its first away win of the season.Herthas defense was at fault with Niklas Stark losing the ball for Kruse to grab his second goal in as many games.Hes young. 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Surprisingly, I kind of liked it.If the current moment is about where the national team goes next, it also encompasses how those who hope to answer that question got here.For the past two weeks, the national team searched for the pieces to complement the familiar and help solve puzzles posed by the 2019 World Cup and 2020 Olympics. A left foot here, poise on the ball there. With 11 players who were either entirely new to the pool or back in the fold after the briefest of cameos, the experiment marked the first wholesale roster expansion since Jill Ellis took over as coach in 2014.Without the chess pieces, Ellis wont have the team she believes she needs.Without people willing to commit years to the chase, she wouldnt have the luxury of choices.I feel like you never really feel fully prepared when youre coming in here, said first-time call-up Arin Gilliland in Utah. You always feel like you need to do something better before you get called in. So I didnt expect it, but I wanted it to happen.Standing next to her teammate, both with the NWSLs Chicago Red Stars and the national team, as Short discussed eating sheeps head, Gilliland listened with mouth agape in mock revulsion. There was far more agreement when it came to stepping on the training field for the United States, with Short vigorously voicing her consent when Gilliland found an apt metaphor.Its so high-tempo, its like the NWSL on three Starbucks coffees, Gilliland explained. But its great. It makes you think faster; it completely changes your game. And its not something you can adjust to in just one camp.It is daunting. Just not nearly as daunting as life can be.Gillilands mother, Letita, was diagnosed with cancer while her daughter was still in high school. Arin enrolled at Kentucky a semester early, in part to ensure the same mom who had helped her get ready for Halloween trick-or-treating dressed as Mia Hamm, would see her play for the Wildcats.?Letita saw those spring scrimmages and, with the same resolve thats evident in the way Arin plays soccer, saw enough games beyond that spring to witness her daughter grow into one of the best players in college soccer. She also saw a once rebellious young girl grow into the woman who would be honored, after Letita passed away in 2012, with the Honda Inspiration Award, given each year to only one female athlete across all NCAA divisions and sports.For Short, the path to the national team included not only the Scandinavian sojourn but three knee surgeries before it. A regular in the U.S. youth national team system, Short enjoyed a standout college career at Florida State and was the fifth pick in the 2013 NWSL draft. But the injuries ensured she never played a game in the league until this year, so her first professional season was spent not in the NWSL but in Avaldsnes, Norway.The culture was incredible. That was probably the best part, Short said. Everyone was so nice there. And they love football. Its everywhere. You see kids playing everywhere. So I think I was able to find a new passion for the game there and learn from everybody there. I was playing with people from all over the world. It was where I was meant to be at that time.The menu offerings might have made for the occasional comic moment, but Norway wasnt a lark. The sun sets for only a few hours a night during the Avaldsnes summer, but the twilight of Shorts career was fast approaching if she couldnt catch a break. For years, there had always been the opportunity for another game and another season. Suddenly those things were no longer givens.Almost had to put myself back together, Short, 26, explained. It was such a long journey to get there. ... I just needed to find myself again and find my confidence and get my fitness back and all these other things.Unlike the college coach she was at UCLA, Ellis isnt trying to get to know recruits and convince them to choose her program. Here the players are trying to convince her they deserve to stay. Once that is done, there might be more room to get to know the people. For now, Short isnt the product of her story; she is a rare left-footed option to play on the left side. Gilliland is a technically raw but athletically gifted prospect at outside back.Some of the newcomers left little doubt they will be back, Short is among them after a pair of starts in defensive capacities. The same goes for goalkeeper Jane Campbell, midfielder Andi Sullivan and forward Lynn Williams. Abby Dahlkemper, Ashley Hatch and Kealia Ohai played too sparingly to offer hints as to their fortunes, Ohais record-quick debut goal after 48 seconds on the field notwithstanding. Still others -- Gilliand, Danielle Colaprico, Shea Groom, Merritt Mathias -- trained throughout but didnt dress for either game.The reality is that for most of the newcomers, a contract with the national team does not await. Not at this moment. Maybe not ever. But they made it this far. And with Allie Long just the most recent example, after the 29-year-old claimed an Olympic starting spot following years in purgatory, that can be enough to keep some traveling an uncertain road.Gillilands purple-streaked hair is, in her own words, a hot mess. Shortly before an NWSL semifinal, she broke her necklace chain while engaged in some aggressive brushing. The pendant that went tumbling is an impression of her mothers thumbprint. Desperate to fix the memento before the playoff game, she said she commandeered one of the teams vans and made an emergency run to the store. It was in those minutes that her phone rang with the news from U.S. Soccer that she would be joining them in Utah.People can call it a coincidence, Gilliland said. But I kind of thought that was a sign from her telling me she was listening and knew what was going on -- and that she was happy. I got really emotional and called my dad, and we had a breakdown in the car, but it was great.The past week offered a glimpse of where the national team goes from here.It was also a reminder that here isnt anything to take for granted. Custom Juventus Jerseys . After a replay, the winner will meet Sunderland in the quarterfinals. Sagbo did well to control Sone Alukos right cross and fire past Brighton goalkeeper Peter Brezovan. Aluko was making his first start in four months after recovering from an Achilles injury. Daniele Rugani Jersey . 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PORTLAND, Ore. -- Ivan Dodig and Marin Cilic kept Croatia alive in the Davis Cup quarterfinal match with the United States, beating twins Bob and Mike Bryan 6-2, 2-6, 6-2, 6-4 on Saturday.Dodig and Cilic cut Croatias deficit to 2-1 heading into the reverse single Sunday on the Tualatin Hills hard court. The United States took a 2-0 lead Friday when Jack Sock and John Isner won the opening singles matches.The Croatians made a last-minute substitution, inserting Cilic, ranked No. 12 in the world, in place of Marin Draganja in doubles.Croatian captain Zeljki Krajan said the team began discussing the substitution Friday night, and made the move a few hours before the match. Cilic said he feels fine physically heading into Sunday.The conditions here are not too difficult; the weather, not too humid and not too demanding, Cilic said. In Davis Cup, its a bit tougher dealing with emotions because youre pumped up and that takes some energy. But I pretty much feel fine.On Sunday, Isner will open against Cilic, and Sock will face Borna Coric.The U.S.-Croatia winner will advance to the World Group semifinals, facing the France-Czech Republic quarterfinal winner Sept. 16-18. If the United States advances, it will play host to the semifinals at a site to be determined.The lineup shuffle didnt surprise the United States.I think its fair to say hes a better doubles player than Draganja, U.S. captain Jim Courier said. That made a lot of sense from their standpoint,The Bryans didnt relish having Cilic in the lineup.Cilic is dangerous. He brings great returns and some nasty groundies and his serve is pretty strong, Bob Bryann said. Thomas Vermaelen Jersey. So putting him in there was probably a smart play,The 38-year-old Bryans, handed just their fifth Davis Cup loss in 29 matches, had their serve broken six times by the Croatians.We werent making a lot of first serves, werent getting them in trouble from the start. They just kind of outplayed us in every aspect of the game today, Bob Bryan said. Those guys are two good players. Thats the type of match that we have to play at the top of our game to take them out. We just didnt do it.The doubles win gave Cilic a much-needed boost of confidence after blowing a two-set lead to Roger Federer in the Wimbledon quarterfinals, then to Sock on Friday.I was thinking a little bit after yesterdays loss that maybe I was a little mentally drained. Wimbledon left a small mark on me. This gives me good sensation for playing, Cilic said.The United States, 157-3 in Davis Cup with a 2-0 lead, claims its confidence hasnt wavered. Isner beat Coric in three sets, while Sock bounced back from a two-set deficit to win the final three sets against Cilic.Obviously, we would have loved to close this out today, but were up 2-1 going in and our singles players have confidence, Courier said. 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Ettore Messina was screaming at the Spurs Harrison Smith Jersey Big , and Manu Ginobili loved it.
Before Gregg Popovich, Ginobili played in Italy for Messina, and on Sunday he delivered a throwback performance for his old coach to save the Spurs’ season.
Experiencing a flashback to his days playing for Messina in the Euroleague in his early 20s, the 40-year-old Ginobili scored 10 of his 16 points in the fourth quarter to help San Antonio beat the Golden State Warriors 103-90. The Spurs avoided a series sweep as Popovich missed his second straight game following the death of his wife, Erin, on Wednesday.
In his 16th season in the NBA and perhaps the final home game of his career, Ginobili rebounded from a scoreless effort in Game 3 to help Messina capture his first playoff victory as a coach, albeit an unofficial one.
”For moments when he talks to the rest of the team, or when he gets upset and he yells at us, a lot of flashbacks,” Ginobili said, chuckling. ”He’s very strict and he wants the team to play his way, so whenever we stopped executing the way we should have, the old himself comes back. It was good to see him coaching on this stage. Good memories.”
Ginobili played for Messina while both were with Virtus Bologna in 2000-02.
Kevin Durant had 34 points and 13 rebounds for the Warriors, who can wrap up the series in Game 5 at home Tuesday.
”You have got to give them a lot of credit,” Golden State forward Draymond Green said. ”They came out and they probably played with more intensity this game than they did the entire series.”
LaMarcus Aldridge had 22 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Spurs, but they were willed to the finish by Ginobili http://www.lionscheapshop.com/cheap-authentic-matthew-stafford-jersey , who has said he will decide in the offseason if he will return for a 17th season.
Ginobili was 3 for 4 in the final quarter, including making both of his 3-point attempts, and did not have a turnover in 6 1/2 minutes.
”I am so happy for him,” Messina said. ”I’m so happy. I think he deserves everything that is happening to him in his life and his career.”
Golden State outscored San Antonio 29-21 in the third quarter and went on a 13-5 run beginning two minutes into the fourth quarter to pull within 88-86 with 6 minutes remaining after trailing by as many as 17.
Aldridge banked in a 3-pointer with 4:22 remaining to stop the Warriors’ run.
”It was kind of frustrating,” Green said. ”We played great defense and he throws something up like that.”
Ginobili then took over with a pair of 3-pointers in the final minutes.
”I smiled when he made that corner 3 right in front of us at the end of the game,” Golden State coach Steve Kerr said. ”It was just so typical Manu. Forty years old and 16 points and hits the clinching 3. He’s Manu. That’s what he does.”
The Spurs were 15 for 28 on 3-pointers on Sunday after shooting just 26 percent in the opening three games. The Warriors were 7 for 28.
”It was a do-or-die game, make it happen or go home, and I think every guy played with that mentality, that focus, and we ended up getting it done tonight,” Aldridge said.
Aside from Durant, only Klay Thompson (12) and Shaun Livingston (10) scored in double figures for the Warriors.
Rudy Gay scored 14 points for San Antonio, Dejounte Murray had 12 and Kyle Anderson added 10.
Warriors: Livingston played despite spraining his left ankle late in the Warriors’ Game 3 victory. Livingston played 21 minutes. … Golden State PG Stephen Curry remained seated behind the team’s bench as he continues to rehabilitate a sprained left knee. Curry is expected to be available for the second round. … Andre Iguodala picked up his fourth foul with 7:56 remaining in the third quarter, but picked up just one more foul for the remainder of the game.
Spurs: Ginobili played in his 217th playoff game, breaking a tie with Shaquille O’Neal for sixth in league history. Ginobili also passed Reggie Miller for third in career 3-pointers in playoff history. Ray Allen holds the record with 385 3-pointers, followed by LeBron James (337), Ginobili (321) and Miller (320). … Murray was 3 for 3 on 3-pointers in the first half Womens Eric Berry Jersey , the most 3s made in the playoffs without a miss by a Spurs player since Steve Kerr (2003) and Patty Mills (2014) were 4 for 4 in a half.
Durant was asked if the Warriors were downhearted following the loss because their locker room was so quiet following their first loss in the series.
”We were good,” Durant said. ”I guess everybody was just quiet in the locker room while you were in there, getting ready, putting on their clothes, getting ready to leave. What, you want us to be in there throwing champagne around?”
Ginobili took a knee to the thigh in the fourth quarter, but remained in the game after dropping to the court in pain.
”Quad contusion, one of hundreds all career long,” Ginobili said. ”It hurts at the time, maybe tomorrow it’s going to hurt a little bit. We’ll see how bad or not bad it is for the next game.”
Aqib Talib is reuniting with Wade Phillips in Los Angeles after the Denver Broncos agreed to trade the star cornerback to the Rams, a person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press.
The Rams will send Denver a mid-round pick, believed to be a fifth-rounder, in next month's draft for the perennial Pro Bowl cornerback, said the person, who spoke off the record because the trade isn't official until the start of the new league year Wednesday.
"Man, I'm so excited," Talib told The Associated Press from Dallas on Thursday night. "I can't wait to play for Coach Sean McVay Womens Allen Robinson Jersey , go back with working with Wade, and playing with my young man, Marcus Peters. He's going to bring that young energy back to me.
"I'm super excited to play with those guys. Aaron Donald is a good friend of mine, too, so I get to go from playing behind Von Miller to playing behind Aaron Donald. That's not too shabby. I got another MVP in front of me."
The NFL Network first reported the agreement. The Broncos had been in talks with the Patriots, 49ers and Rams about Talib, who signed a six-year, $57 million deal in Denver in 2014, part of a defensive makeover that carried the team to the Super Bowl title two years ago.
In Los Angeles, Talib will reunite with Phillips, who was his defensive coordinator in Denver until last year, and will play alongside a fellow star defensive back in Peters, whom the Rams are acquiring from Kansas City .
Talib had an eventful four seasons in Denver, both on and off the field. He missed the Broncos' visit with former President Barack Obama to celebrate their Super Bowl 50 triumph after accidentally shooting himself in the leg during a night of partying only to come back to have an All-Pro season in 2016. He was suspended for one game for fighting Michael Crabtree last season.
None of that is why the Broncos are moving on from Talib.
They needed to clear both salary cap space and room for rising cornerback Bradley Roby, who's getting a big pay raise from about $1 million in 2017 to $8.526 million this year in the final season of his rookie contract.
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Talib said Donald was the first Ram to reach out to him after word of the deal got out Thursday night. They share an agent in Todd France.
Talib said he'll miss playing with Harris, his college teammate at Kansas, and the rest of the Broncos, however.
"It's a business, man, so them guys understand," Talib said. "Chris hit me up. We're all talented corners and they couldn't pay all of us. They got that quarterback situation they've got to fix."
Talib's departure further breaks up the "No Fly Zone " secondary that saw its first departure last fall when the Broncos cut safety T.J. Ward so they could play second-year safety Justin Simmons more.
Talib, who was one of the Broncos' defensive captains last season, called his stay in Denver special.
"I'm going to miss it. It's a one-of-a-kind group in that locker room," Talib said. "Von's going to be out here in Dallas this weekend for the grand opening of my workout facility. So, I'll get to hang out with him again. But I'm definitely going to miss it. A lot of good memories in that locker room."
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Oakland offensive coordinator Greg Olson was quite clear about what the top priority will be for coach Jon Gruden’s new staff with the Raiders.
Everything from the smallest details like how practice is conducted to bigger decisions about personnel and scheme will be made with the thought of how it will help Derek Carr develop into a top-flight NFL quarterback.
”We grow as Derek Carr grows Authentic Harrison Smith Jersey ,” Olson said Wednesday. ”We drafted this guy to be that franchise quarterback. We feel like he has the potential to be that guy that can be here and play for 10 more years. It’s up to us to try and get that out of him. We’ll do everything in our power to make sure that that happens, from practice to offseason programs, to what we’re doing defensively in practice, all those things will be designed to help Derek’s growth.”
Carr showed steady improvement from his spotty play as a rookie in 2014 when Olson served his first stint as offensive coordinator in Oakland to a breakthrough 2016 season under Bill Musgrave that garnered him MVP support and helped him earn a $125 million, five-year contract extension.
That steady ascension hit a speed bump last season as Carr played under his third coordinator in four years after Todd Downing replaced the fired Musgrave. Carr matched his career high with 13 interceptions and recorded his worst totals in yards, touchdowns and passer rating since his rookie year.
”This guy has to get some continuity,” Olson said. ”The fact that they signed Jon Gruden to a 10-year contract, that’s going to provide that stability that he needs and the continuity that he’s going to need. He’s going to be in a system now. He’s going to be coached by a head coach that’s going to be the play-caller. He’s completely hands on with the quarterback position, and that’s the first time Derek will have, first time he’s going to have an offensive head coach that has a quarterback background and will be hands on with him on a day-to-day basis. I just see that growth curve skyrocketing because of that.”
Olson and new defensive coordinator Paul Guenther spoke to the media for the first time since officially joining Gruden’s staff last week. Both coaches have ties to Gruden Womens DeSean Jackson Jersey , with Olson having worked as Gruden’s offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach in Tampa Bay in 2008 and Guenther considering Gruden’s younger brother, Jay, one of his closest friends after spending three years together as assistants in Cincinnati.
The two coordinators had talked to Jon Gruden over the years about the possibility of being on his staff if Gruden ever decided to return to coaching and leaped at the chance soon after Gruden returned to the Raiders.
”Cincinnati made a strong push to keep me there, but the opportunity to come out here with Jon and start this thing from the ground up was way too intriguing,” Guenther said. ”I just looked at it as an opportunity I couldn’t refuse.”
Guenther will be tasked with rebuilding a defense that struggled the past two seasons, leading to the midseason firing of coordinator Ken Norton Jr. The Raiders improved a bit in the final six games under John Pagano but didn’t make nearly enough impactful plays despite the presence of 2016 AP Defensive Player of the Year Khalil Mack.
The Raiders lacked enough consistent pass rushers and the secondary got picked apart at times with rookies Gareon Conley and Obi Melifonwu missing almost the entire season with injuries.
Guenther called Conley his ”favorite” cornerback in last year’s draft and believes the pieces are in place starting with Mack to build a capable defense.
”Having a talent like that and ability of a guy like that, certainly you want to make it the centerpiece of the defense,” he said. ”We have to continue to develop our younger players to bring those guys up to speed and add people as we go through the draft and free agency. He’s a guy that you can really build a foundation through and around. He’s an exciting guy to be able to coach for sure.”
NOTES: Guenther called NaVorro Bowman a ”prototypical” middle linebacker and hopes he doesn’t leave in free agency. … Olson was noncommittal about the status of RB Marshawn Lynch, saying he would be doing him a ”disservice” by evaluating his play in 2017 before taking a more thorough look at the film.
The Minnesota Timberwolves used the draft to add a pair of players possessing the skills they want for the wing positions.
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”Practices are important. Playing time is based on performance. You earn that,” Thibodeau said. ”That’s not just something that is given to you.”
Okogie and Bates-Diop, during their introduction at a news conference Tuesday, sounded like they understand the climb they face. All five starters for the Wolves last season averaged 33 minutes per game or more and ranked among the top 36 most-used players in the league, with Jimmy Butler third and Andrew Wiggins ninth.
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Okogie, who was selected 20th overall out of Georgia Tech, also expressed a willingness to accept the no-nonsense, tough-love supervision that comes with playing for Thibodeau.
”I’m definitely comfortable with it,” Okogie said. ”I’ve never really had a coach who wasn’t hard on me.”
Both players will go through an adjustment phase with their offensive game, beginning with the longer 3-point shot. Bates-Diop led the Big Ten in scoring (19.8 points per game) and Okogie was fourth in the ACC (17.9 points per game), though, so they’re not coming to the league without any shooting prowess. They’re not one-and-done prospects, either. Okogie will be 20 before the season starts, and Bates-Diop will turn 23 in January Womens Kevin White Jersey , just two months after Wolves big man Karl-Anthony Towns.
What will help them the most toward working their way onto the court is the athleticism, tenacity and versatility they’ve exhibited while playing defense. That’s at the top of reasons Thibodeau and the front office targeted these two, enamored by a high leap and a long reach that makes switching from a 6-foot-4 classic shooting guard to a 6-foot-10 stretch power forward doable. Bates-Diop and Okogie were two of the four non-post players with a ”wingspan” of 7 feet or more at the NBA scouting combine last month.
”You can kind of be in two places at once,” Okogie said.
The other factor in their favor? The roster. Butler and Wiggins don’t currently have any backups in place, with Jamal Crawford’s decision to opt out of his contract and become a free agent. There’s nobody else who played on the wing last season who is under contract entering the start of free agency this weekend.
So just how important is it for a rookie to play right away?
”I think it’s important,” Okogie said. ”Is it the most important thing? Probably not. But if I was given a chance to produce and to help this team win nothing would give me more joy than that. So hopefully it happens, and I’ll work and do everything in my power to make it happen.”
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When Pro Football Hall of Fame voters meet the day before the Super Bowl to choose the Class of 2018 Authentic Eric Berry Jersey , the decision to select Terrell Owens should take less time than it does to microwave a bag of popcorn.
T.O. belongs in Canton. It’s a no-brainer.
Owens is second to Jerry Rice in all-time receiving yards and third in touchdown catches behind Rice and Randy Moss, a finalist in his first year of eligibility.
No. 81 was a five-time All-Pro, a six-time Pro Bowl pick and one of the most entertaining players of his generation.
Owens deserved first-ballot induction. Case closed. Yet, he’s been snubbed twice because voters are punishing him for his off-field and locker room ”antics” during a sensational 15-year career.
But there is no ”character clause” for the Pro Football Hall of Fame – and that’s not saying Owens should fail it.
Owens was never arrested nor suspended by the NFL. He didn’t have legal issues or drug problems.
Still, he’s been kept out because of questionable behavior and the perception he was a malcontent.
Sure Golden Tate Jersey White , Owens often spoke his mind and sometimes got under the skin of teammates and coaches. He threw some of his quarterbacks – Jeff Garcia, Donovan McNabb and Tony Romo – under a rapidly moving bus. He also defended Romo from criticism and famously cried once while doing it.
Owens should be judged for his value on the field. He made every one of the five teams he played for better. He wasn’t the perfect teammate and he was disruptive at times, but when he stepped on the field, he was exceptional and durable.
Owens only missed 12 games in his long career, plus the nine he didn’t play in 2005 after Andy Reid kicked him off the Philadelphia Eagles following a nasty feud with McNabb and a dispute with management over a new contract.
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Anyone who covered the T.O. circus in Philadelphia and the aftermath knows Owens wasn’t solely to blame for the way things went down. McNabb was overly sensitive and didn’t like all the attention Owens received. McNabb was booed by Eagles fans at the 1999 draft and he never forgot it. The same fans embraced Owens from the second he arrived in Philadelphia after eight seasons in San Francisco. More than 20,000 people went to see his first practice of 2004 training camp at Lehigh University. That led to jealousy issues with McNabb that finally escalated a year later.
After things got ugly in Philly, the locker room was divided between McNabb supporters and Owens supporters. If the mess was entirely Owens’ fault, some of the well-respected veterans who sided with him wouldn’t have done so.
But it was easier for Reid to dismiss a 32-year-old receiver who wanted more money than a 28-year-old franchise quarterback who never ruffled any feathers.
Owens ended up in Dallas and had three excellent seasons with the Cowboys before he wore out his welcome. He played one year in Buffalo and one more in Cincinnati.
Those who argue that Owens bounced around the league because teams couldn’t wait to get rid of him should consider that Rice played for three clubs, and Hall of Fame receiver James Lofton also played for five. Lofton is on the 48-member selection committee and voted for Owens last year.
This really shouldn’t be a difficult decision. It certainly doesn’t compare to the steroid dilemma Major League Baseball Hall of Fame voters face each year.
Terrell Owens is one of the greatest players in the history of the sport and earned the right to receive a gold jacket.
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Under the change announced Wednesday, the BIG3 becomes what’s believed to be the first professional sports league in the United States to allow use of the marijuana ingredient for pain management and recovery.
The BIG3 says its decision follows the removal of CBD from the World Anti-Doping Agency’s list of banned substances earlier this year.
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The second season of the league co-founded by entertainer Ice Cube began last week in Houston. It has a stop Friday in Chicago. The league features players like Amare Stoudemire, Baron Davis, Kenyon Martin and Nate Robinson.
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The Pittsburgh Steelers have placed linebacker Ryan Shazier on injured reserve for the 2018 season to give him more time to recover from spinal stabilization surgery.
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Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert ruled Shazier out for 2018 earlier this year. Shazier, injured in a game at Cincinnati last December Womens Ezekiel Elliott Jersey , walked publicly for the first time in nearly five months when he strode onto the stage to announce Pittsburgh's first-round pick in last week's NFL draft.
The 25-year-old Shazier has remained active in the organization during his rehabilitation.
Olympian Tommy Ford wrapped up a solid season by winning the giant slalom at the U.S. Alpine championships.
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The 29-year-old Ford had his best season on the World Cup circuit with three top-10 finishes in the giant slalom. He also finished 20th in the discipline at the Pyeongchang Olympics last month.
McLaughlin had quite a year by winning three races on the NorAm level.
On Saturday, Nina O’Brien won the women’s slalom and Hig Roberts captured the men’s event.
The U.S. championships wrap up Monday with a women’s giant slalom race.
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Stephen Curry’s return from a knee injury will wait at least one more game.
Curry sat out the opener of Golden State’s Western Conference semifinal matchup against New Orleans as he continues to fully recover from a sprained left knee.
Coach Steve Kerr made the announcement during his pregame news conference Saturday night. Kerr called it ”very likely” the two-time MVP would play in Game 2 of the best-of-seven series Tuesday night at Oracle Arena.
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As usual Youth James Conner Jersey , Curry insisted he ”feels great and he’s ready to go,” said Kerr, who is encouraged Curry feels so good.
Curry returned to full practice with contact Thursday and only scrimmaged 5 on 5 for the first time Friday, and Kerr prefers that Curry get additional on-court time at full speed Sunday before inserting him back into the rotation – which could be off the bench initially or on a minutes restriction Youth T. J. Watt Jersey , or both.
Kerr, general manager Bob Myers and athletic trainer Chelsea Lane met with Curry and made a decision to keep him out.
”We have to protect him from himself and his own competitive desire,” Kerr said.
Curry was injured March 23 on the same night he returned from a six-game absence with a hurt right ankle.
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The Jacksonville Jaguars have removed defensive end Dante Fowler from the physically unable to perform list.
Fowler missed the first two weeks of training camp while recovering from a shoulder injury sustained late last season.
Coach Doug Marrone says "we will work him back in there. I am excited to see him. He's put in a lot of work and (we get to) see him on the field, see what he can do."
It's a big year for Fowler Youth Cam Newton Jersey , the third overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft. The former Florida standout is entering the final year of his rookie contract. He has 12 sacks in the last two seasons, plus two more in the AFC championship game at New England.
Also Saturday, the Jaguars signed fifth-year cornerback Kenneth Acker and undrafted rookie cornerback Bryce Canady. The team parted ways with cornerbacks Dexter McDougle and Charlie Miller.
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So, CC Sabathia, did it feel like a really big night in Bronx?
”I wish I could tell you it did,” he said, ”but it didn’t.”
Instead, he just pitched as if the calendar read October, rather than June.
Sabathia shut down the high-scoring Red Sox, Greg Bird hit two home runs and Aaron Judge connected off a college teammate as New York bopped Boston 8-1 on Friday evening to edge ahead in the AL East.
Not since the famed Bucky Dent playoff game in 1978 had the Yankees and Red Sox met so late in a season when they owned the two top marks in baseball, the Elias Sports Bureau said. Home runs decided this matchup, too Womens Andy Dalton Jersey , with Miguel Andujar also going deep for New York.
”I mean, we’re a good club,” New York manager Aaron Boone said. ”We’re a confident group, we know we can play with anyone.”
The biggest crowd of the year at Yankee Stadium was in the spirit as lines formed outside the gates more than 3 1/2 hours before the start. The pro-Yankees chants began prior to the first pitch, the anti-Boston shouts soon followed.
Sabathia (5-3) helped end Boston’s four-game winning streak, less than a month from his 38th birthday. He gave up one run and six hits in seven innings, and improved to 6-0 in his last seven starts against the Red Sox.
The big lefty bounded off the mound to field Mookie Betts‘ tapper and throw him out to end his outing. Slowed by knee problems in the past, a pumped-up Sabathia kept in motion and jogged to the dugout.
”High-stepping right there, you mean?” he said.
Betts and Andrew Benintendi hit consecutive doubles in the fifth for Boston’s run in the opener of a three-game series.
”It’s important,” Betts said. ”As long as we make it to the playoffs, anything can happen.”
Steve Pearce Womens Ryan Kerrigan Jersey , acquired a day earlier from Toronto, batted cleanup in his debut for Boston. He doubled on the first pitch he saw and also singled off Sabathia.
”I was actually kind of jittery my first at-bat, so it was good to get that out of the way,” Pearce said.
”It would have been nice if we got the win, so that kind of overshadowed what I did at the plate. But I felt comfortable,” he said. ”It was a great atmosphere.”
Eduardo Rodriguez (9-3) gave up five early runs. Boston fell to 3-4 against its rivals this season, and 12 more games are left.
Judge connected for his 21st homer, a two-run drive in the seventh off Justin Haley. The former Fresno State players eagerly chatted for a while behind the cage during batting practice – after facing each other for the first time in the majors, the rookie reliever angrily kicked at the mound dirt as Judge circled the bases.
”We were really good friends, and it’s a joy to see him having success,” Judge said. ”We respect the competition. He might strike me out tomorrow Womens Tyler Eifert Jersey , and I’ll tip my cap to him, and it’ll be see you down the road.”
Gleyber Torres hit his first career triple and scored on Andujar’s single in the second. Torres added a sacrifice fly in a four-run fourth, capped by back-to-back homers from Andujar and Bird.
Bird added a solo drive in the eighth. The Yankees lead the majors with 131 home runs.
”No matter who you facing, if you miss on the plate that’s what’s going to happen,” Rodriguez said.
3B/1B Brandon Drury was called up from Triple-A and likely will see action with Boston starting left-handers the rest of the weekend. Acquired from Arizona, he began the season as the starting 3B, but went on the DL in early April with blurred vision and migraines. He provides a righty-hitting option at 1B. The team considered promoting Tyler Austin, but he has back trouble.
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New York Giants star receiver Odell Beckham Jr. took batting practice with the Yankees. Showing a sweet swing, he homered over the left-field wall.
Red Sox: 2B Dustin Pedroia and knuckleballer Steven Wright will see a doctor Monday. Both are on the 10-day disabled list.
Yankees: RHP Masahiro Tanaka (strained hamstrings) threw 48 pitches in a simulated game at the spring complex in Tampa, Florida. He’s expected to pitch in a minor league rehab game in the middle of next week, then could rejoin the Yankees.
Red Sox: LHP Chris Sale (7-4 Authentic Jared Goff Jersey , 2.56 ERA) is 5-4 with a 1.73 ERA against the Yankees. He has struck out Judge more than any other pitcher – 10 times in 15 at-bats.
Yankees: RHP Sonny Gray (5-5, 4.93) is 1-5 lifetime against the Red Sox. Since joining New York, he’s 0-3 with a 7.20 ERA in three starts vs. Boston.
Police were searching for suspended Oakland Raiders linebacker Aldon Smith, who authorities said Sunday is suspected of domestic violence.
Someone called 911 to report a domestic violence incident at about 8:30 p.m. Saturday, a San Francisco police spokesman said. He added Smith fled the San Francisco home before officers arrived.
Sgt. Michael Andraychak said the victim's injuries were not life-threatening. Andraychak said investigators are asking for the public's help finding him.
The troubled linebacker has been arrested several times on charges of drunken driving, vandalism and illegal possession of assault rifles among other charges since the San Francisco 49ers drafted him in 2011 in the first round. The 49ers released him 2015 after he was arrested and charged with his third drunken driving in four years.
The Raiders signed him in 2015 and he played nine games for them until the NFL suspended him for substance abuse violations. The 28-year-old's application to the NFL commissioner for reinstatement was initially denied in 2016 and is still pending.
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J.J. Watt smiles and chuckles quietly when asked if he's heard from Houston Texans fans who can't wait to see if he'll be the player he once was.
Watt returns Sunday after injuries limited him to eight games over the last two seasons.
"I'm very excited Womens Jameis Winston Jersey ," he said Wednesday. "I'm sure there are a lot of people who are cautiously optimistic. Obviously the last two years we've said the same thing. So, I'm just looking forward to going out there and playing football, letting it loose, having fun and letting the chips fall where they may."
The three-time Defensive Player of the Year will get an immediate test when the Texans open their season with a trip to face Tom Brady and the New England Patriots. Watt is healthy and appears ready to make a comeback after playing three games in 2016 before having season-ending back surgery, and missing the last 11 games of 2017 after breaking his left leg.
"They've been doing things for a long time at a very high level, so it's always exciting to get out there on the field and be able to play against a team of that caliber," Watt said. "Very much looking forward to the challenge and looking forward to get back on the field myself."
While the anticipation of seeing how Watt will perform in his first regular-season game since Oct. 8 is great, Watt insists that after everything he's been through he's simply savoring every moment instead of worrying what might happen.
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The return of Watt and outside linebacker Whitney Mercilus, who sustained a season-ending injury in the same game as Watt, to play with 2014 top overall pick Jadeveon Clowney should make Houston's defensive front one of the team's strengths. New England coach Bill Belichick was asked about the difficulty of dealing with Watt.
"He's very hard to block," Belichick said. "He's a great player, one of the great players in the league. He has a lot of company up there Womens Tyler Eifert Jersey , too. They have a very good defensive front."
Watt has twice led the NFL in sacks with the last time coming in 2015 when he had 17 1/2. But the 76 sacks he's piled up in the first seven years of his career only tell half the story of his prowess as a pass rusher. He also developed such a knack for using his huge hands to swat down passes at the line that he earned the nickname "J.J. Swatt."
The four-time Pro Bowler was Defensive Player of the Year in 2012, 2014 and 2015 and never missed a game until 2016, when he started struggling with a back injury that ended his season. He knows that his back problems combined with last season's injury to his leg had some people doubting he can ever be dominant again.
Watt, who Texans fans booed on 2011 draft night, used to worry about proving people who doubted him wrong. But he's stopped worrying about stuff like that now that he's approaching 30 years old.
"I've realized there's people that doubt the best players in the history of the game," he said. "I'm sure there's people that doubt Tom (Brady), which 鈥?he's the best quarterback of all-time. I've learned that peoples' opinion doesn't really matter.
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Watt has done plenty to make people proud in the last year with a fundraiser he started to help victims of Hurricane Harvey raising more than $41 million. He announced last week that the funds have been used to rebuild 600 homes and 420 childcare centers, as well as provide 26 million meals, give 6,500 people health services and more than 10,000 people medication.
Linebacker Roquan Smith has yet to play in a game for the Bears and that’s unlikely to change on Thursday night.
Smith missed the first two games while his extended contract negotiations played out and missed the third after signing because he didn’t have enough practice time. Plans to play in last week’s game were scrapped after he hurt his hamstring and that injury is probably keeping him out of the final exhibition action of the summer.
Bears coach Matt Nagy didn’t expressly rule Smith out for the game against Buffalo, but said he’s probably out after getting in a second straight good day of practice. Things are looking more positive for the first Sunday night of the regular season, though.
“I think there’s still a good chance there,” Nagy said Womens C.J. Mosley Jersey , via the team’s website. “[It’s] day-by-day with him. Right now we’ve stacked two in a row for the positive, for the good. Let’s just keep that thing going. If he’s able to play and we feel good about it, trust me, we’ll give him an opportunity to get in there.”
Smith’s first summer with the Bears did not play out as anyone would have liked given the role Smith has been expected to play since being selected eighth overall in April. While Nagy cautioned against pushing too quickly because of the risk of a setback, getting on the field in Week One would be a good step toward making the rest of his rookie year a more positive experience.
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