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CHARLESTON, S. http://www.jordan5uk.com/men-s-nike-kobe...555586-401.html .C. -- Josh Hart scored a career-high 30 points with six 3-pointers and No. 3 Villanova powered past Wake Forest 96-77 on Friday to reach the finals of the Charleston Classic.Hart, a preseason All-American, made five of his teams first six baskets to open a 16-8 lead and the Wildcats (4-0) kept going. Theyll face UCF or College of Charleston for the tournament title on Sunday night.Villanova used a combination of accurate shooting and solid defense to slow down Wake Forest (3-1), which had scored 103 points Thursday in defeating UTEP. While the Demon Deacons shot 50 percent, they rarely got their transition game in motion against the Wildcats.It was not all good for Hart, who was whistled for a technical foul late in the second half with his team ahead double digits when he got tied up and jawed with Wake Forests Bryant Crawford down low.Hart surpassed his previous top total of 27 points against Akron last season.No. 7 KANSAS 86, SIENA 65LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Frank Mason III scored 18 points to lead a late-game charge, Carlton Bragg added a career-high 15 points and 11 rebounds and Kansas beat pesky Siena.Devonte Graham added 13 points and nine assists, and Lagerald Vick scored 12 points off the bench, as the Jayhawks (2-1) extended their winning streak to 42 straight at Allen Fieldhouse.The Saints (1-2) never made it easy.Marquis Wright hit three straight 3-pointers midway through the second half, and the gritty senior guards three-point play got coach Jimmy Patsos team within 63-58 with about 7 1/2 minutes left.Vick answered with back-to-back baskets for the Jayhawks, kicking off the game-defining 16-2 run that would put the game away. Mason added a 3-pointer and a couple foul shots, Graham got into the act, and the Jayhawks -- so accustomed to dominating inside -- leaned on their guard play to seal the win.No. 11 XAVIER 83, CLEMSON 77LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- J.P. Macura scored a career-high 28 points and Trevon Bluiett contributed 21 as Xavier defeated Clemson in the second round of the Tire Pros Invitational.Macura hit six 3-pointers and Bluiett sealed the win with two free throws in the final moments.The Musketeers (3-0) held a comfortable lead for most of the second half before Clemson (3-1) surged within 63-62. Xavier, led by Malcolm Bernard, answered with six straight points to regain control.Donte Grantham led five Clemson players in double figures with 21 points.No. 13 MICHIGAN STATE 100, MISSISSIPPI VALLEY STATE 53EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Miles Bridges scored 21 of his 24 points in the first half, grabbed 11 rebounds and had six assists in his home debut for Michigan State in a win over Mississippi Valley State.The Spartans (1-2) got a confidence-boosting win after getting routed by No. 2 Kentucky and losing to No. 10 Arizona by two points.Ronald Strother had 12 points and Amos Given scored 10 for the Delta Devils (0-4).Bridges, a 6-foot-7 freshman, put on quite a show that the fans loved at the Breslin Center, including former Michigan State great and Hall of Famer Magic Johnson. Johnson came out of his seat and spread his arms wide and had an ear-to-ear smile when the left-handed Bridges followed up a miss free throw by driving through the lane and leaping to make a backboard-shaking, right-handed dunk.No. 14 GONZAGA 109, BRYANT 70SPOKANE, Wash. -- Przemek Karnowski scored 22 points and Johnathan Williams added 20 to help Gonzaga beat Bryant.Zach Collins added 18 points for Gonzaga (3-0), which is seeking a 19th consecutive trip to the NCAA Tournament.Nisre Zouzoua scored 22 points and Adam Grant had 17 for undersized Bryant (1-2), which lost to Gonzaga the only previous time the teams met, in 2013.Both teams are known as the Bulldogs.Gonzaga was coming off a 69-48 win over San Diego State on Monday that was the Aztecs largest margin of defeat in nine seasons, a span of 260 games.The Zags built an early lead and slowly extended it for most of the game. Bryant was undone by 23 turnovers.No. 18 SYRACUSE 71, MONMOUTH 50SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Andrew White scored 18 points, Taurean Thompson added 12 and Syracuse routed overmatched Monmouth.The Orange (3-0) led 37-29 at the half. The Hawks (1-2) shot 21 percent from the field were 1 of 18 from 3-point range in the second half. For the game, the Hawks shot 31 percent and were 4 of 29 from on 3-pointers.Syracuse outscored Monmouth 34-21 in the second half.Tyus Battle added nine points, and Frank Howard had eight points and six assists for Syracuse. Tyler Lydon had four blocks.Justin Robinson led the Hawks with 11 points, and Collin Stewart had eight.No. 15 PURDUE 64, GEORGIA STATE 56WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Caleb Swanigan scored 18 points and Purdue scored the final 20 points of the game to rally and beat Georgia State in the Cancun Challenge opener.Trailing 56-44 with 7:08 to play, the Boilermakers (2-1) took over. Dakota Mathias hit two 3-pointers and P.J. 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THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands -- Cole Huff scored 19 points, and Creighton put Washington State away early en route to a victory in the opening round of the Paradise Jam tournament.Marcus Foster added 16 points and Justin Patton 10 for the Bluejays (3-0), who went up by double digits less than seven minutes into the first half, and led 60-36 at the break.Conor Clifford scored 29 points, Ike Iroegbu and Charles Callison had 11 each, and Josh Hawkinson added 10 for the Cougars (2-1), who trailed by as many as 34 points in the second half.Creighton took its biggest lead midway through the second half, going up 80-46 on Tyler Clements layup with 13:30 remaining.The Cougars would then break the 100-point mark for the first time this season with 1:50 left on Ronnie Harrell Jr.s jumper. http://www.jordan5uk.com/authentic-13602...reen-black.html . It was the second consecutive win for the Pacers (2-5), who lost their first five preseason games. 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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Joe McDufee has seen just about everything since he started attending Indiana Hoosiers games in 1949.Hes celebrated five national championships and an undefeated season, coped with the firing of Bob Knight, witnessed the rise and fall of the program under Mike Davis and Kelvin Sampson, cheered for the resurgence of the Hoosiers under Tom Crean and will never forget the indelible image of that chair being flung across the floor.Yet when McDufee entered the newly renovated Assembly Hall for the first time in October, the 84-year-old Indianapolis resident was stunned.Its the same old place but its gotten a shine to it, doesnt it? he marveled. Really, really beautiful. The entryway out here just blows your mind.There may be no state in America that reveres basketball history more than Indiana. McDufee, like so many others around the Hoosier State, knew the 35-year-old arena needed a makeover long before an 8-foot metal plate broke away from the ceiling and fell into the seats just hours before Indiana and Iowa were scheduled to play in February 2014.What pragmatists noticed was that other schools were ditching their quaint, dark, sometimes historic arenas for bright, brand new palaces. They added more practice space, upgraded weight rooms and installed new amenities with hopes of attracting prized recruits and top dollars from donors who would embrace the improved fan experience.Assembly Hall, meanwhile, was widely viewed as a link to an Indiana history that should not be defaced or disturbed.Athletic director Fred Glass knew better.So when Cindy Simon Skjodt, an Indiana alum and the daughter of Mel Simon, the late Indiana Pacers co-owner, offered $40 million gift to give the arena a new look, Glass took it and began the quest of turning the hall into a basketball mecca for a whole new generation of Indiana fans.---Every Indiana community has a basketball story.The Big Tens career scoring leader, Calbert Cheaney, played high school basketball in Evansville. Purdues career scoring leader, Rick Mount, played prep ball in Lebanon, about 45 minutes southeast of campus. Before chasing college and pro championships, Oscar Robertson fought for playing time on a hard-clay court in Indianapolis known as the Lockefield Dustbowl. Larry Bird, of course, will always be known as the Hick from French Lick.Bill Garrett went from Shelbyville High School to Indiana, becoming the Big Tens first African-American to log regular minutes. Bobby Plump was the real-life star of the Milan Miracle, Damon Bailey of Bedford remains the boys high school career scoring leader and former Looggottee High School coach Jack Butcher won a state-record 806 games.Indiana has several unique venues. Athletic administrators often tap dance around history while trying to keep up with the Joneses.Butler athletic director Barry Collier faced that dilemma when he realized Hinkle Fieldhouse needed refurbishing. The former Bulldogs player and coach presided over a $36 million face lift on one of the oldest courts still used in Division I basketball. Hinkle hosted Indiana state basketball championship games from its opening in 1928 through 1971, served as a military barracks during World War II and was a movie set for Hoosiers.The project replaced wooden railings with Plexiglas, bench seats with seat backs, new scoreboards and a video board above midcourt that allowed fans to see replays. Administrators tried to leave the character of the building untouched.I dont think its lost anything at all, said 30-year-old Tyler Moore, who attended Colliers basketball camp at Butler. We talked about how much cleaner things like the bathrooms are now, and to be in the Big East and recruit the caliber of player yoou want, you need have a place like this. http://www.jordan5uk.com/authentic-30477...tal-orange.html. ormer Purdue athletic director Morgan Burke faced the same task in 2007 when blueprints were drawn for the first major project at Mackey Arena in 40 years.When it opened in December 1967, Purdue hosted one of its most famous alums, John Wooden, and his powerhouse UCLA team. Mount made his college debut that day against reigning national player of the year Lew Alcindor. During the next several decades, the Boilermakers embraced coaches such as Gene Keady and Matt Painter, watched future No. 1 draft picks Joe Barry Carroll and Glenn Robinson and celebrated a three-year Big Ten title run.Burke found a way to add more comfortable seats, a more appealing ticket office and better practice facilities. Since completing the $82 million project five years ago, attendance has increased and Purdue has reclaimed its perch in the Big Tens upper division.As far as the recruits, its all about the show, said Trent Johnson, who graduated from Purdue in 1988 and has had season tickets for 20 years. When they play AAU ball, they already are traveling to Las Vegas, Orlando and Atlanta. They want a certain wow factor. They are pampered. If you dont do it, you risk losing kids to other schools who have upgraded facilities. You need the players to continue to draw the crowds.Not everyone agrees.A half century ago, six Indianapolis men pooled their money together to found the ABAs Indiana Pacers. Their first home court was Indiana State Fairgrounds Coliseum, where fans were so close to the floor that former Pacers star player Darnell Hillman said he could hear their heartbeats.Over the years, the Pacers moved to Market Square Arena and eventually to Bankers Life Fieldhouse, a spacious NBA facility full of suites and restaurants. Hillman waxes nostalgic when he thinks about the renovated coliseum, which reopened in 2014-15 as the new home court for IUPUI.I think we have to find a way to hold on to that, Hillman said. Thats where the history of basketball lives. This is basketball country. They love the game. Theyre into it from the moment they get to the arena.---At Indiana, the three-story entryway looks more like the entrance to a mansion than a basketball arena with its shiny escalators and elevators and all those open windows. Theres a presidential suite behind the student section, trophy cases on both sides of the lobby, even touch screen technology to learn more about Hoosiers history in all sports.On the north end, the feature attraction is the hanging midcourt section from the playing floor used at Assembly Hall from 1976-95. Look around and fans will find the scoreboard that hung above center court from 1983-2005 and the double-sided stanchions that were once a signature part of Indiana basketball.Inside, all the seats are crimson-and-cream and a new large videoboard can be seen from every corner of the court.I think its fantastic, said Dan Caldwell, a 37-year-old Bloomington resident. I love the mix of the new and the old and I think theyve kept that home-court advantage just with the way the crowd is right on top of the floor and everything. And theyve kind of brought it into the next century so to speak, so yeah, I love it.McDufee believes Indiana made the right call by making renovations to the building he calls home rather than tearing it down and starting over.If they could have built one that seated about 24,000 or 25,000 so all the people that could wanted to be in could be in, that would have been good, he said. But I dont know, theres a lot, a lot of history here and tradition and I love the place. Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Cheap NFL Jerseys Camo Cheap NFL Jerseys China Wholesale NFL Autographed Jerseys White NFL Jerseys Cheap Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Hoodies Cheap Jerseys From China White NFL Jerseys Cheap Cheap NFL Jerseys Throwback Jerseys NFL Cheap Cheap NFL Hoodies NFL T-shirts From China Youth NFL Jerseys Cheap Wholesale NFL Autographed Jerseys ' ' '
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Two years removed from being a first-round draft pick Reggie White Jersey , receiver Corey Coleman vows he's got plenty to prove with the Buffalo Bills after falling well short of expectations in Cleveland.
That's the message Coleman posted on his Instagram account along with a video of him showing off his new Bills No. 19 jersey. And it's something Coleman repeated following his first practice at Bills training camp Tuesday, two days after being acquired in a trade with the Browns.
"It feels good to be wanted," said Coleman, wearing a towel around his neck while a steady rain fell. "They have their trust in me. I really don't want to let them down."
The Bills are providing Coleman a fresh start after his two-year tenure in Cleveland was beset by injuries and dropped passes. As an indication of how far his stock has fallen, Buffalo gave up a 2020 seventh-round pick to acquire the 15th player selected in the 2016 draft.
"A lot of things don't work out the way you want it to work out," Coleman said.
"I've got much respect for my teammates, man, those guys in the locker room over there in Cleveland are top-notch guys. We have a great fan base in Cleveland, too," he added. "I'm going to leave it at that."
If only the Browns and their fans could do the same so easily.
Traded by first-year general manager John Dorsey, Coleman came to symbolize the overall dysfunction of the Browns' previous regime, which passed on drafting current Eagles starting quarterback Carson Wentz by trading down and selecting the Baylor receiver.
Injuries limited Coleman to playing 19 games, during which he caught 56 of the 131 passes thrown in his direction for 718 yards and five touchdowns. And he will forever be remembered in Cleveland for dropping a pass late in the fourth quarter in last season's finale at Pittsburgh that sealed the Browns' 0-16 finish.
"Right Alex Lewis Jersey , it's easy to point the finger and stuff," Coleman said. "Every week in the NFL you see receivers drop a ball, drop a pass. It matters how you respond. And that's a big thing."
The Bills took what GM Brandon Beane called "a low-risk" gamble in a bid to address a need at a position that lacks experienced and proven talent behind starter Kelvin Benjamin. Coleman also has the opportunity to provide the Bills' retooled offense an element of downfield speed to keep opposing defenses from crowding the line to stop the run.
"Look, speed is dangerous," coach Sean McDermott said. "It opens up the defense a little bit for other things. So that element is important."
As for expectations, McDermott wants to provide Coleman time to learn the playbook and become comfortable with his new teammates and surroundings.
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Coleman practiced on a limited basis Tuesday, and it's unclear whether he'll play in Buffalo's preseason opener against Carolina on Thursday.
He appreciates the amount of catching up he has ahead.
"It's difficult, you know, but we've got great resources here," Coleman said. "I'm going to work my tail off to come here, do everything I need to do."
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Dmitry Orlov scoring on Sergei Bobrovsky is a popular clip at a bar in their hometown in southwestern Siberia.
”They always show my goal to him,” Orlov said. ”My friends said that.”
Orlov and Bobrovsky are good friends going back to their time growing up together and have played together on the Russian national team with Alex Ovechkin, Evgeny Kuznetsov and Artemi Panarin. They’re split on opposite sides of a first-round series between Ovechkin, Kuznetsov and Orlov’s Washington Capitals and Bobrovsky and Panarin’s Columbus Blue Jackets. Game 1 is Thursday night in Washington.
”They’re good players, obviously, and we need to work (against) them,” Orlov said. ”Panarin have good skill so we need to not give him a lot of space and Bob we need to put more shots, more traffic on him. If we win, it will be nice.”
Perhaps not since the Detroit Red Wings’ Russian Five has a Stanley Cup playoff series had so many prominent players from Russia, with all eyes on those them as potential X-factors. It starts with Bobrovsky, a two-time Vezina Trophy-winning goaltender who aims to rebound from starting his NHL playoff career 3-10 with a 3.63 goals-against average and .887 save percentage.
”He’s going to rise to the occasion,” Blue Jackets captain Nick Foligno said. ”He has every time he’s been challenged. If I had to pick anybody in the league to go into the playoffs with it would be him Evan Engram Jersey , and I think he’s pretty confident about the team in front of him.”
The team in front of Bobrovsky is led by Panarin, whose 82 points are 25 more than the second-closest Columbus player.
”The Blue Jackets have added a guy like Panarin, I think he’s a little bit of that difference make, just like we have some difference makers,” Washington coach Barry Trotz said. ”They can do some things that they maybe didn’t have in the past. He’s an exceptional player. We’ve got some exceptional players. Sometimes in those tight series, those exceptional players can be the difference.”
Ovechkin has made a difference all year, leading the NHL with 49 goals and scoring 19.1 percent of the Capitals’ total over the course of the 82-game regular season. Kuznetsov caught fire late, recording 11 goals and 17 assists in the final 18 games of the regular season.
”I would say he is mature, understands the game,” Ovechkin said of Kuznetsov. ”Everybody knew he would be a very good, solid player, a talent, and you can see how he plays right now.”
Some things to watch when Columbus and Washington meet in the playoffs for the first time:
Backup Philipp Grubauer got the nod to start Game 1 for the Capitals over 2016 Vezina winner and longtime No. 1 goaltender Braden Holtby. The 26-year-old German started a playoff game in place of Holtby in 2015 because of an illness Jason Spriggs Jersey , but he earned the starting job this time around by closing out the season 7-3-0 with a 2.32 goals-against average and .925 save percentage. Holtby went into a slump in February and March, opening the door for Grubauer to seize the opportunity. But Trotz only named Grubauer his starter for Game 1 and said he’ll take the decision game by game.
Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella will face the Capitals in a playoff series for the sixth time after going 3-2 with the Tampa Bay Lightning and New York Rangers. Tortorella has beaten – and lost to – Washington this time of year with less-talented teams than he has right now, particularly after the addition of winger Thomas Vanek and defenseman Ian Cole at the trade deadline made Columbus a high-scoring machine.
”I think we’re playing some of our best hockey, both as a group and certainly the individuals,” Tortorella said. ”I think with them and the additions at the deadline, I think our group feels really good about itself.”
Washington’s John Carlson led all NHL defenseman with 68 points in the regular season and yet still might not be the best on the blue line in this series. Columbus has Norris Trophy dark horse Seth Jones, who along with Zack Werenski give the Blue Jackets some serious offense.
One area the Capitals have a huge advantage is on the power play and penalty kill, where they’re ranked seventh and 15th in the league. The Blue Jackets are 15th on the power play and 26th on the penalty kill. Since the trade deadline, though, Columbus has scored on 25 percent of its power plays.
AP Sports Writer Mitch Stacy in Columbus, Ohio, contributed.
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The Chicago Bulls like to think they are one of the NBA’s up-and-coming teams Cameron Erving Jersey , one that could challenge for a playoff berth next season.
They also admit there are many more boxes to check off first.
Led by forward Lauri Markkanen, the Bulls return a slew of young talent but the team lacks depth and key playmakers. Much will depend on Markkanen’s development along with that of swingman Zach LaVine, guards Kris Dunn, Cameron Payne and Denzel Valentine, and big men Cristiano Felicio and Bobby Portis. Like center Wendell Carter Jr. and forward Chandler Hutchison, the team’s first-round draft picks, all are 25 or younger.
Although the Bulls are nearly $40 million below the salary cap, executive vice president of basketball operations John Paxson said a significant move was ”unlikely” this offseason. Free agency begins this weekend.
”We have loads of (salary) cap space,” Paxson said Monday, when Carter and Hutchison were introduced at a news conference. ”What we don’t have are many open roster spots. We could add one player Jamaal Williams Jersey , but we’re not going to risk making a mistake on a longterm deal. At this point, we don’t feel any urgency to do something big.”
At the top of the to-do list is the somewhat murky future of LaVine, a restricted free agent whose athletic talents are sure to generate interest. Sixteen months removed from left ACL surgery, he averaged 16.7 points and shot just 38 percent in 24 games last season.
”Obviously, we want Zach back,” Paxson said. ”But there’s a free-agent process that we’ll follow. The fact that so many teams have limited cap space is in our favor. Until then, we’ll consider Zach to be a big part of our plans.”
For the Bulls to become relevant next season – they’ve reached the conference finals just once since the Michael Jordan years – LaVine and Markkanen will have to fulfill their star potential. The plan calls for them to be more active in the offense, which ranked 30th and last in field-goal percentage (.435) and 26th in points (102.9) last season.
As a rookie, Markkanen averaged 15.2 points and 7.5 rebounds.
”We’ll allow Markkanen to make plays a lot more next season,” coach Fred Hoiberg said. ”If he rebounds the ball Matt Bosher Jersey , we want the other guys running and let him bring the ball downcourt.”
Unable to trade up in the draft order last week, the Bulls made a safe pick in the 6-foot-10 Carter at No. 7 overall. The Duke product does his best work as a rebounder and rim protector but will require time to develop other parts of his game.
”I’m a very hard worker. I’m a winner also,” Carter said. ”I come in and do whatever I have to to help the team win. That will be an immediate impact.”
The 6-foot-7 Hutchison (22nd overall) possesses an intriguing mix of physical tools. At Boise State, he scored and drew fouls consistently. Both are areas of considerable need in Chicago.
While a lot has to go right for a team that finished 27-55 to make a quantum jump, the Bulls showed flashes when they won 10 of 12 games in December.
”That stretch last season is where the optimism comes from,” Holberg said. ”Since then, we’ve added two young, versatile players who fit for our roster very well. And Zach will have fewer restrictions. So there are a lot of reasons to be excited.”
— After four at-bats, DJ LeMahieu was still looking for his first hit and felt he hadn’t made good contact.
He was just saving his best swing for extra innings.
The Colorado Rockies struck for three runs with two outs in the ninth inning before LeMahieu homered over the center field wall in the 10th Saturday night in a 5-3 win over the Atlanta Braves.
LeMahieu’s drive off Luke Jackson cleared the 400-foot mark — the deepest part of the park.
“I hadn’t really hit the ball hard all night,” he said. “I was just trying to get on base.”
Carlos Gonzalez followed with a double and scored on Nolan Arenado’s single to complete a frustrating blown save for fill-in closer A.J. Minter.
Minter came in with a 3-0 lead to begin the ninth and retired the first two Colorado batters. But the Rockies followed with four straight hits Peyton Barber Jersey , including a two-run double by Ian Desmond and a tying single by pinch-hitter Gerardo Parra.
Minter has been Atlanta’s closer since Arodys Vizcaino went on the disabled list last month with shoulder trouble.
Braves trainer George Poulis visited Minter on the mound early in the ninth to examine a cut on Minter’s left thumb. Minter said a fingernail caused the cut on his second pitch.
“It had nothing to do with the outcome of the game,” Minter said, adding the blown save was “just pretty pathetic on my part. My job was to come in and get three outs, especially in a three-run game, and I didn’t get the job done.”
Braves manager Brian Snitker described Minter, a rookie, as “still a work in progress” while mastering the command of pitches.
“It hasn’t been great for a few outings, really,” Snitker said. “He has continued to make pitches and not give in and get through it.”
LeMahieu hit his 10th homer with one out in the 10th off Jackson (1-1).
The Braves stranded a runner at third base in the ninth when Adam Ottavino (5-2) struck out Dansby Swanson to end the inning. Wade Davis pitched the 10th for his 34th save.
The Rockies have won the first three games of the four-game series to stay close to NL West-leading Arizona.
The NL East-leading Braves remained one-half game ahead of second-place Philadelphia.
Braves starter Mike Foltynewicz gave up four hits in seven innings and struck out nine.
Nick Markakis drove in two runs with a bases-loaded single off Antonio Senzatela with two outs in the third inning. Ronald Acuna Jr. had three hits and a walk, scored twice and stole a base. Acuna singled Travis Benjamin Jersey , stole second and scored on Freddie Freeman’s single off Bryan Shaw in the eighth.
Rockies: INF Pat Valaika was optioned to Triple-A Albuquerque to clear a roster spot for Senzatela, who had been on the 10-day disabled list since Aug. 5 with right shoulder inflammation.
Braves: Snitker said LHP Max Fried (left groin strain) will make another rehab start before he’s able to return to Atlanta. He allowed three earned runs in 4 1/3 innings for Triple-A Gwinnett on Friday.
Acuna extended his Atlanta franchise-record streak to reaching safely in nine consecutive plate appearances leading off a game when he singled in the first inning. He has four homers, three singles, one walk and a hit by pitch when leading off games over that span.
There was occasional light rain but no delay following an afternoon of sometimes heavy downpours. Despite the threatening weather, the sellout of 42,143 set a SunTrust Park record.
Rockies: RHP German Marquez (10-9, 4.51) is coming off a win over Justin Verlander and the Astros in Houston on Tuesday. He is 5-1 with a 2.91 ERA since June 30 and is 3-0 with a 2.73 ERA in his last five road starts.
Braves: RHP Anibal Sanchez (6-3, 3.07) will try to extend his perfect career record against the Rockies. Sanchez is 4-0 with a 1.99 ERA in six career starts against Colorado.
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Ryan Fitzpatrick backpedaled giddily for about 20 yards as he watched DeSean Jackson come down with a 36-yard touchdown pass over the middle. The journeyman quarterback then turned toward the Tampa Bay Buccaneers sideline and triumphantly thrust his arm in an upward arc.
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Fitzpatrick highlighted a 417-yard, four-touchdown performance with two scoring strikes of more than 50 yards, and the Buccaneers stunned the Saints 48-40 on Sunday.
"I'm happy to announce: FitzMagic is alive and well," Tampa Bay coach Dirk Koetter said of his 35-year-old reserve quarterback, who was starting for suspended 2015 first-overall draft choice Jameis Winston. "Quite a start, huh?"
Fitzpatrick completed 21 of 28 passes without an interception and also ran for a short touchdown, bowling over free safety Marcus Williams on his way into the end zone.
"I hope somebody had him in fantasy because he went crazy today," Bucs receiver Mike Evans said of Fitzpatrick. "And he was running the ball 鈥?phenomenal game. One of the most complete games I've seen."
Coming off a playoff appearance and hosting a team that won only five games last season, the Saints were among the more heavily favored teams in Week 1. But some of the Saints' defensive players who were instrumental in New Orleans' success a season earlier had a miserable start to 2018.
Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore Jason Sanders Jersey , the 2017 defensive rookie of the year, had trouble covering Evans, who caught seven passes for 147 yards, including a 50-yard touchdown that put the Bucs up 41-24 late in the third quarter.
"It isn't going to get me down. Everybody gets beat," Lattimore said. "We needed to get slapped in our face one good time to see we're not on a level we think we're on."
A season ago, Evans was so frustrated with coverage by Lattimore that he hit him after the whistle and wound up being suspended a game for it. After this latest meeting, Evans said, "I like my odds against anybody, not just him."
Jackson caught scoring passes of 58 and 36 yards to highlight his five-catch Duke Riley Jersey , 146-yard day before leaving with a concussion.
Fitzpatrick also threw a 9-yard touchdown pass to Chris Godwin.
"The talent level in that huddle, with guys that can go up and make plays, it's a pretty special group," Fitzpatrick said. "I'm glad we showed it today, but now it's about consistency."
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The combined 88 points set an NFL record for a regular-season opener, narrowly eclipsing Philadelphia's 45-42 victory over Washington in September of 1947.
New Orleans' Drew Brees was 37 of 45 for 439 yards and three TDs. Kamara, the 2017 offensive rookie of the year, caught nine passes for 112 yards and one touchdown to go with two touchdown runs. Receiver Michael Thomas set a single-game franchise record by catching 16 passes for 180 yards and a TD, but turned the ball over on a fumble across midfield in the third quarter.
Tampa Bay scored on six of its first seven possessions. The only Bucs drive of the first half that did not produce points was when they ran out the final 55 seconds before halftime. Tampa Bay did not punt until their eighth drive about halfway through the third quarter. The Bucs finished with eight passing plays of 20 or more yards.
The Saints punted only once in the first half and trailed 31-24 at halftime after Thomas' 6-yard touchdown catch.
With Mark Ingram serving a four-game suspension for use of a banned substance, the Saints brought in running back Mike Gillislee after he was cut by New England. In his Saints debut, Gillislee fumbled in the second quarter on a hit by Vernon Hargreaves. Cornerback Justin Evans scooped up the loose ball and ran it back for a 34-yard TD.
Buccaneers: Hargreaves was helped to the locker room with a shoulder injury in the fourth quarter.
Saints: New Orleans did not announce any injuries.
Buccaneers: Host Philadelphia on Sunday.
Saints: Host Cleveland on Sunday.
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Jets DL Steve McLendon is confident that 2018 will bring good things.
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Bengals QB Andy Dalton changed his helmet.
Taking stock of Browns WR Jarvis Landry‘s strong confidence in himself.
Growing up without playing football leaves Steelers TE Christian Scotland-Williamson with a lot of catching up to do.
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Colts defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus shares his impressions of the unit.
Rookie DL Taven Bryan is off to a good start with the Jaguars.
Washington State coach Mike Leach discussed his view of Titans QB Luke Falk.
A youth football program supported by the Broncos helped RB Phillip Lindsey start on his way to signing with the team as an undrafted free agent this offseason.
Chiefs RB Kareem Hunt is gearing up for his second season.
Chargers WR Keenan Allen makes his first appearance on the NFL Media list of the top 100 players.
David Carr shares his thoughts about how Raiders QB Derek Carr will use his new receivers.
What do the Cowboys have in mind with WR Tavon Austin?
Theorizing about RB Jonathan Stewart‘s role with the Giants.
Ranking the linebackers on the Eagles roster after last week’s changes.
Washington WR Paul Richardson likes the decisiveness he’s seen from QB Alex Smith.
TE Adam Shaheen feels he has a better foundation in his second season with the Bears.
Lions CB Darius Slay learned his ranking on NFL Media’s annual list of the top 100 players.
Said Packers LB Clay Matthews, “With the amount of turnover we had, I think people feel kind of a sense of renewed energy, ready for something new and ready to hold our end of the bargain, finally.”
Looking forward to training camp at the new Vikings facility.
High marks for the Falcons offensive trio of QB Matt Ryan, RB Devonta Freeman and WR Julio Jones.
Will QB Garrett Gilbert win the Panthers backup job?
The Saints have plenty of options at linebacker.
DE Vinny Curry promised Buccaneers fans that he’ll go 100 percent 100 percent of the time.
The Cardinals remembered Pat Tillman on Memorial Day.
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The Cowboys are one of only a handful of teams not to have a player protest during the national anthem, and owner Jerry Jones recently reiterated his stance on the issue.
It sounds as if Cowboys players will continue to abide by Jones’ wishes and stand for the anthem as no one in the team’s locker room Wednesday appeared upset at the NFL’s new anthem policy.
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Even the Cowboys’ new players are ready to stand for the anthem.
“I’m the type of person that I respect the people that’s over there fighting for us,” new receiver Tavon Austin said. “Whoever want to sit down, that’s on them. Whoever want to stand up, same to them, too. I’m the type of person that I believe in what I believe in, and I stand on it.”
The NFL’s new policy calls for all league and team personnel on the field to stand during the playing of the anthem while eliminating the requirement that all league and team personnel be on the field for the playing of the song. It also calls for the league to discipline teams whose personnel do not comply with the policy and allows teams to set their own 鈥渨ork rules鈥?regarding players who do not stand during the playing of the song.
“I feel like I’m not an owner . . . yet Mark Andrews Jersey ,” defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence said, “so I can’t make none of those rules. I’ve just got to abide by them. It’s still a business at the end of the day, so it is what it is.”
While Ezekiel Elliott said “it’s guys’ opinion to do whatever they want to do,” team captain Sean Lee was adamant that the issue won’t divide the locker room.
“I think it’s a passionate issue, and I think it’s going to take time,” Lee said. “This is something that’s not just going to change. I think this is something that over time Eli Manning Jersey , you have to continue to work to respect each other’s views, and it’s not going to be easy. Hopefully something will come where we all work to move forward and agree with each other.
“But . . . we’ve had conversations in the past about respecting each other’s beliefs. We know we’re teammates. This is a brotherhood here and we’re working toward a common goal, and at times, people have different views. The No. 1 thing we talked about is making sure we support each other; that we stay together; we stay unified; and we support each other. I think that’s what we’ll do going forward.”
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Los Angeles Chargers defensive lineman Corey Liuget will be suspended without pay for the first four games of the upcoming season for a violation of the NFL’s doping policy.
The Chargers announced the suspension Friday.
Liuget says he takes ”full responsibility” for the violation. During his offseason training program Dont'a Hightower Jersey , the veteran lineman says he ”placed my trust in someone who, in hindsight, was not well-versed in the NFL’s policy on banned substances.”
Chargers general manager Tom Telesco says Liuget’s mistake was unintentional, but disappointing.
Liuget has been a fixture on the Chargers’ defensive line since 2011. He started 12 games last season, getting 21 tackles and 1 sacks.
Liuget signed a five-year, $58.5 million extension with the Chargers in 2015.
LeBron James hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer John Brown Jersey , a crowning moment for another brilliant performance, to give Cleveland a 98-95 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday night in Game 5, putting the Cavaliers within one victory of advancing in the Eastern Conference playoffs.
Moments after blocking Victor Oladipo’s possible go-ahead driving layup, James caught the inbounds pass, took two dribbles and dropped the winner over Thaddeus Young.
As Cleveland’s sellout crowd exploded, James hugged rookie teammate Cedi Osman before jumping on the scorer’s table to celebrate another of those moments that will define his career.
James finished with 44 points Dave Robinson Jersey , 10 rebounds, eight assists and went 15 of 15 from the line.
Kyle Korver added 19 points and Cleveland’s much-maligned defense tightened just in time as the Cavaliers seized their first lead in the first-round series after being down 1-0 and 2-1.
Cleveland can close out Indiana with a win Friday night in Indianapolis.
Domantas Sabonis scored 22 points, and Young had 16 for the Pacers.
ROCKETS 122, TIMBERWOLVES 104
HOUSTON (AP) – Clint Capela had 26 points and 15 rebounds, James Harden added 24 points and Houston pulled away in the third quarter to finish off Minnesota in five games.
Houston will await the winner of the Utah-Oklahoma City series. The top-seeded Rockets are headed to the second round for the second year in a row after taking care of the eighth-seeded Timberwolves.
Karl-Anthony Towns led the Timberwolves with 23 points and 14 rebounds, and Jamal Crawford added 20 points. Minnesota was in the postseason for the first time since 2004.
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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – Russell Westbrook scored 45 points and Oklahoma City rallied from 25 points down in the second half to fight off elimination and beat Utah.
Westbrook also had 15 rebounds and seven assists. Paul George added 34 points and eight rebounds.
Utah takes a 3-2 lead back to Salt Lake City for Game 6 on Friday.
Oklahoma City took advantage after Utah’s post players, Rudy Gobert and Derrick Favors, got into foul trouble. Both finished with five fouls, and Oklahoma City was able to get to the basket consistently for the first time in the series. Jae Crowder had a career playoff-high 27 points for Utah. Donovan Mitchell scored 23 points, and Joe Ingles added 16.
RAPTORS 108, WIZARDS 98
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Toronto rebounded after losing Games 3 and 4 in Washington. Game 6 is Friday night in Washington.
The only team in the NBA to avoid a three-game losing streak this season, the Raptors went 5-0 following back-to-back losses during the regular season, and have not lost three straight since last year’s second-round sweep against Cleveland.
Delon Wright scored 11 of his 18 points in the fourth quarter, and Jonas Valanciunas had 14 points and 13 rebounds for Raptors. John Wall had 26 points, and Bradley Beal added 20 for the Wizards.
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Alabama Crimson Tide (11-0)Trending:Week 11 ranking: 1 Week 12 result:?Defeated Chattanooga 31-3Somehow, it seems that Alabamas uninspiring performance came at exactly the right time, though coach Nick Saban offered a different analysis of the Crimson Tides 22nd consecutive victory. The coach was frustrated, and rightfully so, after Alabama trailed 3-0 after one quarter and led just 14-3 at halftime. The Tide, who finished with just 332 yards, now turn their focus to rival Auburn and then an SEC title game rematch with Florida.2.?Ohio State Buckeyes?(10-1)Trending:?Week 11 ranking:?2 Week 12 result:?Defeated Michigan State 17-16Ohio State escaped East Lansing with a win over 3-8 Michigan State, which nearly derailed the Buckeyes national-title bid for the third time in four seasons. The Buckeyes intercepted a two-point conversion attempt with 4:41 to play before Gareon Conley sealed the win with another pick of Tyler OConnor in the final two minutes. Its survive-and-advance time. Michigan awaits as Ohio State returns home.3. Clemson Tigers?(10-1)Trending:?Week 11 ranking: 4 Week 12 result:?Defeated Wake Forest 35-13Clemson clinched the ACC Atlantic behind Deshaun Watson, who threw for 202 yards and rushed for two touchdowns. Running back Wayne Gallman added 161 yards and two scores. It was a workmanlike performance for the Tigers in rebounding from a loss to Pitt to stay in good shape for the College Football Playoff. South Carolina and the undetermined Coastal champ remain as Clemsons final obstacles.4.?Michigan Wolverines?(10-1)Trending:?Week 11 ranking:?5 Week 12 result:?Defeated Indiana 20-10Michigan avoided its first home loss to Indiana in 49 years by overcoming a third-quarter deficit behind a career-best 158 rushing yards from DeVeon Smith. A week after their first loss of the year at Iowa, the Wolverines sputtered offensively behind John OKorn, who was filling in at quarterback for the injured Wilton Speight. Michigan controls its fate in the conference and CFP race as it heads to Ohio State with a shot to win the Big Ten East.5. Washington Huskies?(10-1)Trending:?Week 11 ranking:?6 Week 12 result:?Defeated Arizona State 44-18Washington shook off the effects of its loss to USC to roll past the Sun Devils on Senior Day and reach 10 wins for the first time since 2000. Arizona State gained just 84 yards in the first three quarters against the Huskies stout defense, and quarterback?Jake Browning threw for 338 yards and two touchdowns. That sets the stage for a hugely significant Apple Cup on Friday at Washington State, with the winner to play in the Pac-12 title game as champion of the North.6.?Wisconsin Badgers?(9-2)Trending:?Week 11 ranking:?7 Week 12 result:?Defeated Purdue 49-20This week was business as usual for the Badgers, who started slowly on the road but scored 35 points in the final nine minutes of the first half to squash Purdue. Wisconsin has won five straight games since consecutive October losses to Michigan and Ohio State and needs a home win over Minnesota to clinch the Big Ten West. There are bigger things on the horizon, perhaps, for the Badgers, who hope they can secure a playoff bid if they win the league title.7.?Oklahoma Sooners?(9-2)Trending:?Week 11 ranking:?9 Week 12 ?result:?Defeated West Virginia 56-28Depending on your perspective of Oklahomas win Saturday, it was not as close as the score indicated -- or it was much closer. The Sooners led 28-0 less than five minutes into the second quarter but were outgained and benefited from WVU mistakes that prevented the Mountaineers from cutting the lead considerably before their second-half surge. Regardless, Oklahoma needs to beat Oklahoma State in two weeks to finish a perfect Big 12 season and state its case to the playoff committee.8.?Penn State Nittany Lions?(9-2)Trending:?Week 11 ranking:?8 Week 12 result:?Defeated Rutgers 39-0Penn State pulled away in the second half, though Rutgers never really stood a chance. The Nittany Lions allowed five first downs and 87 total yards, while?Saquon Barkley led a 339-yard rushing effort. Penn State reached nine wins for the first time since 2011. To get to the Big Ten title game -- a difficult to fathom outcome one month ago -- the Nittany Lions need a win this week over Michigan State and an Ohio State victory over Michigan.9.?Colorado Buffaloes?(9-2)Trending:?Week 11 ranking:?10 Week 12 result:?Defeated Washington State 38-24?Colorado needs a home victory over Utah on Saturday to win the Pac-12 South. In the Buffaloes win over WSU,?Sefo Liufau?joined Steven Montez as the only Colorado quarterbacks to throw for 300 yards and rush for 100 in a game. Montez did so in September against Oregon. Yes, it has been that kind of season for the Buffaloes, who most recently won nine games in 2002.10.?USC Trojans?(8-3)Trending:?Week 11 ranking:?12 Week 12 result:?Defeated UCLA 36-14Make it seven wins in a row for USC, matched nationally by only Alabama, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Penn State and Western Michigan. The Trojans again got big games from QB Sam Darnold and receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster to roll past their slumping rival. Heres another team no one wants to play, perhaps including the Pac-12 North winner. USC faces Notre Dame next week and will win the South if Utah beats Colorado.11.?Oklahoma State Cowboys?(9-2)Trending:?Week 11 ranking:?14 Week 12 result:?Defeated TCU 31-6Who wants to play Oklahoma State after it turned a 2-2 start into a path to the Big 12 title with one more victory? 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Although it has lost twice since then, check the numbers: FSU fell by just two points to North Carolina and by just three to Clemson. The Seminoles win Saturday over Syracuse, despite four FSU turnovers, featured 654 yards of offense, including 225 on the ground from Dalvin Cook, who?broke Warrick Dunns career rushing record at FSU.14.?Western Michigan Broncos?(11-0)Trending:?Week 11 ranking:?15 Week 12 result:?Defeated Buffalo 38-0Only Alabama can equal Western Michigans 11 victories, but the Broncos havent won the MAC West. Theyll need a victory over Toledo on Friday at home to finish the job, a necessity in their drive to qualify for a New Years Six bowl game. Western Michigan took care of business against Buffalo with a 626-yard offensive output.15.?Auburn Tigers?(8-3)Trending:?Week 11 ranking: 20 Week 12 result:?Defeated Alabama A&M 55-0Auburn improved to 22-0 all-time against FCS competition and held an eighth straight opponent without a rushing touchdown in limiting Alabama A&M to 130 yards in this tune-up for the Iron Bowl. The Tigers rushed for 451 yards and accumulated 598 overall in their seventh win in eight games after a 1-2 start.16.?Florida Gators?(8-2)Trending:?Week 11 ranking:?23 Week 12 ?result:?Defeated LSU 16-10Talk about a close call. The Gators forged a ferocious goal-line stand in the closing seconds to escape Baton Rouge with a win in a game rescheduled from Week 6 and relocated from Gainesville because of Hurricane Matthew. Florida managed just 270 yards, and quarterback Austin Appleby was inconsistent, but he hit Tyrie Cleveland for a 98-yard, go-ahead touchdown in the third quarter. 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Leicesters fairytale year continued after it was ranked as the UKs Greatest Sporting City for 2016, according to research from ESPN and the University of Bath. Air Max 95 Cheap .Propelled by a historic Premier League title for Leicester City FC, the city beat the likes of London and Manchester to the award after it scored highly in the most of the 12 factors fans were asked to identify as key to a great sporting city.The city climbed 17 places from 18th last year and earned a maximum score in five factors -- success, matchday atmosphere, local talent, community and social.Leicester City captain Wes Morgan said: Its hard to explain exactly what impact last season had on this city but just by walking around the streets you can see theres blue in almost every shop window, which just goes to show the support the people of Leicester have given to us.To see 250,000 people turn out for our Premier League trophy parade was a moment I and every person there will never forget and I know the pride the people of Leicester showed at our title win extends across the citys rugby, cricket and basketball teams too.Here at the football club, I know there are lads who regularly attend Tigers games and we often see players from the Foxes and Riders at King Power Stadium, which shows what a brilliant sporting city this is.Im involved in a tattoo shop in the city centre and since we won the league Id say around 70 per cent of the tattoos we do are LCFC-themed. That underlines just how much the people of Leicester love sport and their teams, so its great to see the city recognised for that.Leicester is followed in the rankings by 2015s top two -- Manchester dropping from first to second and London from second to third. Liverpool in fourth and Leeds in fifth rounds out the top five.At the other end of the table, Blackpool ranked bottom for the second year in a row, behind York in 48th, Luton in 47th and Bournemouth in 46th. Full results for the research, conducted in collaboration with the University Bath, are available here.Leicesters City mayor Sir Peter Soulsby said: Leicester Citys success last season has given the whole city a huge boost, and that positivity is clearly reflected in this research. Were obviously enormously proud of our football club, but Leicester is also home to one of Englands most successful rugby clubs, the countrys oldest basketball club, an ambitious cricket club, and a very successful womens hockey club.I think its fair to say that, when it comes to sport, Leicester -- a city of just 330,000 people -- enjoys punching above its weight. Being recognised as the best place in the country to be a fan is a huge accolade, so I am delighted that ESPNs research has confirmed Leicester as the UKs Greatest Sporting City.This year, ESPN also divided the research into individual sports to reveal the best places to be a fan of football, cricket, rugby union and rugby league. On the back of Leicester Citys historic title-winning season, Leicester received the accolade of the best city to be a football fan. Leeds ranked as the best city for both cricket and rugby league fans, while Cardiff is the top town for rugby union lovers.Leicester Tigers director of rugby Richard Cockerill said: This has always been a sporting city, with great local support for all of our teams and sportspeople, and it is good to see that status earning recognition from a wider audience.Our neighbours at Leicester City have obviously enjoyed a memorable year and all of the citys sports have been extremely proud of each others achievements in representing this part of the country in major competitions in the UK and further afield.At Tigers, we have enjoyed consistent success over very many years backed by a very committed and loyal support. It is always our ambition to be at the forefront of our sport while also recognising and cheering the successes for our teams and sportspeople across the county.Wasim Khan, CEO, Leicestershire County Cricket Club, added: The recent successes of Leicester City FC, coupled with the significant progress made by Leicester Tigers and the Cricket Club, further illustrates the heritage and pedigree of sport in the city. The sporting family in Leicester has some of the most passionate and loyal collective fans in the country and this recognition is for them as much as the clubs themselves.As part of the research, ESPN asked fans to rank 12 factors that help make up a great sporting city, in order to provide weightings for each citys results. This year, fans ranked Value for Money as the most important factor, as it received 19% of the vote. A citys Matchday Atmosphere was ranked by 17% of fans as the most important, while Club Success for a citys professional teams received 15% of the votes.Commenting on the research, Professor Thomas Curran, University of Bath, said: It is not easy to earn the accolade of ESPNs Greatest Sporting City, so the city of Leicester deserves all the congratulations it receives. To rank highly, a city must perform well in a variety of key factors which rely on a combination of fan opinion and third party data. To score top marks in five factors is a great achievement.Steven Saunders, Senior Editor of ESPN.co.uk, said: Leicester topping the rankings as ESPNs Greatest Sporting City 2016 is another amazing achievement for the city, especially considering the traditional sporting powerhouses such as London and Manchester that it has beaten to the top spot. Cheap Air Max 95 Wholesale . 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ATHENS, Greece -- Europes female representative on FIFAs ruling council is determined to narrow the financial disparities between the mens and womens game, and she also wants to eradicate a stupid cliche about women in the sport.Evelina Christillin, a veteran Italian sports executive who worked on Turins 2006 Olympic bid before being a top official on the Winter Games, was elected unopposed on Wednesday by the UEFA Congress. She takes up one of six new guaranteed FIFA leadership roles for women in a drive for greater gender equality in the male-dominated sport.I think female football is a wonderful sport, Christillin said after the congress of European soccers governing body. They are wonderful athletes and so they have to be respected and possibly paid not as much as men but at least recognized, honored and praised.While FIFA gave out $576 million in prize money at the last mens World Cup in 2014, including $35 million for champion Germany, the global governing body awarded only $15 million at last years Womens World Cup, with $2 million going to the champion United States.We have to work to improve and to boost these conditions both financially and sporting (for women), Christillin said. The same prize (money) would be difficult at the very beginning but little by little I think that this can be.Asked about changing womens football, Christillin said: Its very important because I hate this stupid cliche about women looking like false men playing football.Christillin will arrive at her first FIFA Council meeting next month as an outsider, saying it will be her first visit to Zurich where the organization is based.You dont have to scream or beat your hands on the table to make yourself heard and understood, sshe said. Air Max 95 Cheap Mens. If you show yourself capable and lets say, not with authority, but with capability and sometimes with a smile (it) is not difficult.The largesse around FIFA sits uncomfortably with Christillin.I think many things have to be changed in terms of a moral way of living, less money for the executives, more money for building facilities and restructuring the ones deserving it, she said. 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I knew that Cuyler Huke Garland was going to be left without a team, so I reached out to him and that is how the team came to be.Jesse bubu dubu Moeller: Huke played for Enigma6 in Call of Duty for a short period of time before he was told he could not compete due to his age, so he had a contact within the organization. We reached out to [Enigma6] about playing for them and they loved the idea.Nick, youve been coaching Enigma6 for the season. How did you get involved with these guys?Nick Showtime Laskaras: Ive known Cratos and Shooter for many years because I used to team with them for the previous Halo games. Then I quit for a while due to personal responsibilities. I was really good friends with Cratos and they needed a coach, so he reached out to me after PAX East when they didnt do so well and asked me to coach. It was an incredible opportunity so I took it.Cratos, bubu dubu, what has Showtime brought to the table as a coach that you did not have beforehand?Cratos: Consistency. We never really had a coach, especially one who put in the time like this. Its good to have one of your best friends behind you, either lightening up the mood because it gets pretty serious sometimes, or controlling our emotions.bubu dubu: He keeps our mentality in line while in a series, especially after a loss, and is a master at timing weapons and powerups.I know the three of you moved into the house together shortly before the season began. How beneficial has it been to be in the same house during practices and then during your HCS: Pro League matches?bubu dubu: Being able to play from the same house has been huge for my focus. I used to share a room with my two brothers, which could prove to be a bit distracting at times. It wasnt a huge deal; theyre my brothers, I understand. Its just nice to be able to focus on the game and getting better as a team.Enigma6 is currently sitting at 5-3, and has had some pretty significant ups and downs along the way. What has this season been like for you personally?Cratos: It has definitely had its share of ups and downs. For me, personally, coming in last place at the PAX East Invitational was the lowest of the low for my career. Our performance that weekend was honestly just embarrassing. Then, in our next tournament, we came out and were clearly the best team playing. Getting swept by Team Allegiance was another hard blow for me and it set [us] back a lot. Had we not been swept we would be in a much better spot in the standings. Things have settled down since then, though, and we are playing really good Halo. I feel like we are the best team in the world right now.What has caused you to get into a rhythm? What has been the difference-maker?bubu dubu: Communication has been a huge part of that. We noticed that when we are losing nobody is listening to each other. Nobody is responding to one another. We just needed to clean that up.Cratos: Yeah, we noticed that when we are losing we just try to talk over each other, and it wasnt working. The past couple of weeks we fixed the problem and we are playing dominant Halo now.Showtime, communication is a pivotal aspect of what you bring to the team as a coach. How have you seen this play out throughout the season?Showtime: Small talk and communication in general are so huge when it comes to competitive Halo. Furthermore, whether they like to admit it or not, attitudes are such a huge aspect of this team. They can get down when they lose a game or two and when their attitudes are bad then they have no chance of winning. I just really try to keep them positive; when we can stay positive and keep our communication up, we are the best in the game and that shows. I just try to remind these guys to just have fun with it.I want to ask you guys about the most recent two weeks of the season. In Week 3, you were swept by CLG and Team Liquid took you to Game 5. How did you feel at the end of that week?Cratos: That CLG series was probably the most frustrating series. We came out hot; we were destroying them Game 1. Then they had the connection issues that completely changed the series. We were two minutes away from beating them in Game 1 and that disconnection changed everything. We tried telling ourselves that we werent going to let it affect us, but it totally did. They had a chance to talk about how they wanted to readjust, and that put things back in their favor. We lost Game 1 and that completely stopped our momentum. That was just the most frustrating series ever. It would have been a lot closer had that not happened. Im not saying that we would have won [the series], but we would have definitely taken Game 1 and put up more of a fight. Against Liquid, even though we went to Game 5, I felt like we were always in control.Showtime: I wasnt worried about the Liquid series, to be honest. Even though the games were close, I knew the guys were confident and were going to close it out. Im usually pretty blunt about most things, and I would say that this season we have been playing pretty average up until last weekend. That was when we got over the hump and now I would say we are playing the best Halo we ever have.You mentioned that you guys were really starting to click, which was perfect timing going into Week 4. You had OpTic Gaming Day 1, and beat them 3-1, and then you played the best team in the world, Counter Logic Gaming on Day 2. Had Week 3 been somewhat of a wakeup call for you?Cratos: Three weeks ago, all the other pro teams got together and agreed not to scrim against us anymore to not give us practice. We basically only practiced against the top amateur teams every night.bubu dubu: And EG scrimmed us one night.Cratos: Thats right. So we didnt get very good practice for a little while there and that was an extremely stressful time for us. On top of us underperforming, we had no way of practicing and that was tough for us. We were playing pretty poorly and mentally knew that this was not going to work out if there was no way for us to practice.Showtime: This past week before we played OpTic and CLG, other teams began to scrim us again and that was definitely our best week of practice and that showed during our Pro League matches.It definitely showed. Day 1, you saw Team EnVyUs push CLG to Game 5. What was going through your minds when you saw that?Cratos: I was pretty surprised. I knew nV [EnVyUs] was good, and they played really well. It didnt really change the way I viewed CLG though, I just think nV should have won that series.Did seeing nV and CLG go to Game 5 give you a boost of confidence?Cratos: Not me personally, no. It happens in best-of-fives.bubu dubu: I never really viewed CLG as unbeatable. Throughout my whole H5 career Ive played them to pretty close series, so I was really happy to get the win. I didnt see them as unbeatable like a lot of other players do.Showtime: I was really impressed with nV in that series; I think they definitely should have won it. But, like the guys said, the thing I like about this team is that we dont think anyone is untouchable and we honestly think that we are the best team and we proved that this weekend. That really helps our morale.Lets look at that CLG series a little more carefully. You start off by taking Game 1, Eden Strongholds, by a landslide: 100-32. Thats a big way to start things off.Cratos: We were confident on that map, so closing out Game 1 was hype. We felt great heading into the rest of the series.Youre going blow for blow here with the first place team in North America, the reigning Halo World Champions. They havent lost a series since the X Games last year. They havent even lost a scrim since then, much less a competitive series. After you take Game 1, they respond with a statement win of their own on The Rig Slayer. Did your confidence ever falter?bubu dubu: I would say we brushed off the loss pretty well. We were actually down really big in that game and clawed our way back into it a little bit, so we just moved on after that like nothing happened.Cratos: Before the game was even over, we knew we needed to move on. We knew that The Rig Slayer was their best map and they were playing it really well that night; there wasnt much we could really do.You won Game 3 and found yourselves one game away from taking down CLG. The Rig Strongholds was the next map, and we have seen CLG struggle on that game type this season.Cratos: The veto phase worked out so that we ended out avoiding each others strongest game types for games three through five. They didnt play us on our best at the end, and we didnt play them on theirs.Showtime: Before each series we scout the teams pretty well and it turned out that neither of us wanted to veto that game type out.Game 4 was just as bad of a landslide as Game 1, and you won 100-32. Was there ever a moment when you looked at yourselves and said, Guys, we just took down CLG. It wasnt just a scrim, this one mattered?Cratos: Toward the end I got really excited. We were getting destroyed at the beginning of that game.bubu dubu: Yeah, we were down 25-0.Cratos: Yeah. It all started with Shooter when he turned on Lethul pretty badly. Shooter is a pretty calm guy and as soon as he did that he went nuts, which fired us up. We all stepped it up after that and went ballistic.Showtime: As soon as the series was over we went nuts and enjoyed the moment.Cratos: I could even hear Hukes family in the background going nuts!So youre now 5-3 in the Pro League and within striking distance of the top. EnVyUs showed the world that CLG is human, but you showed the world that they bleed. Not many other teams can say that. What does the rest of the season look like?Cratos: Well, we knew that most teams were likely going to lose to CLG twice so if we lost to them it would not be as big of a deal, but if we could beat them? That would be nuts. We have our important matches now: nV, Renegades and EG. We need to be able to beat them and not stumble against the bottom half teams for our shot at the summer finals.You play Team Liquid again, and they just got their first win of the season. Are you going to be thinking about how they took you to Game 5 at all?Showtime: We definitely dont want to overlook any team. This week we are preparing and not just leaning back. This week is huge for us because if we go 2-0 we basically lock up top-four for the season and get to the Summer Finals.Cratos: Beating CLG was nice, but we are taking our practice to another level now. We are all flying out to Michigan this week thanks to our incredible organization to bootcamp side-by-side and play the Pro League matches together.Is there anything else you guys want to share? Any thanks you want to give?bubu dubu: I just wanted to say that although we beat CLG we are going to stay humble and hungry. We arent going to let up and we arent going to let this get to our heads. We want this win more than anything. Thats all that matters to us.Cratos: I completely agree. Beating CLG was great, but our goal is to win the Summer Finals. Until then we are not going to be happy.Showtime: Like Cratos said earlier, the matches we have coming up are a really big deal. Beating CLG was great but the next few matches determine everything for us this season. They weigh so much more. Huge shoutout to Chris, the owner of Enigma6! He treats us so well. Anything we need, he takes care of. Hes setting up this bootcamp for us this weekend and is the best.bubu dubu: They go above and beyond for everything.Cratos. I wanted to shout them out too, they make all of this possible. They make Halo our full-time job and treat us like professional athletes, not just Halo players.bubu dubu: And a big shoutout to my mom, dad, and siblings! They are super supportive! They watch all my stuff and are my biggest fans! I couldnt do this without them. MLB Jerseys Outlet . -- Sergey Tolchinksy scored his second goal of the game 3:56 into overtime as the Sault Ste. 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That was pretty much my whole concept, my whole idea for that at-bat was really just compete because Id never faced him before.The Mets pulled within nine games of Washington in the NL East and remained a half-game ahead of St. Louis in the NL wild-card race. New York has won eight of its last 10 and is 17-6 since Aug. 20, gaining 3 1/2 games on Washington in that stretch.Jeurys Familia (3-3) earned the victory despite surrendering two runs in the ninth to blow his fourth save of the season. Left-hander Jerry Blevins struck out Daniel Murphy for the final out to earn his first save since 2012.I was trying to put it into play, said Murphy, who earlier had two hits and has hit safely against the Mets in 18 consecutive games this season. I was unsuccessful.Rivera, who won the Pacific Coast League batting title this season and entered the night with 41 career at-bats in the majors, probably would not have played if Wilmer Flores wasnt dealing with a stiff neck. Manager Terry Collins gave Rivera the start, and the move paid off even before the home run.Rivera had an RBI single in the third and a sacrifice fly in the fifth, then took Melancon (2-2) deep after the Nationals rallied to force extra innings.Somebody has to surprise you, Collins said. Somebody you dont expect has to come through, and tonight it was T.J.Washington mustered only four hits in the first eight innings, but quickly got to Familia in the ninth. Murphy led off with an infield single, and third baseman Jose Reyes threw Bryce Harpers grounder into the seats. Anthony Rendon and Wilson Ramos then delivered consecutive singles to tie it.Familia then got Ryan Zimmerman to line out and pinch-hitter Clint Robinson to hit a soft liner to second that fooled pinch-runner Wilmer Difo, who was doubled off first.We have arguably the best closer in the game and they hit four groundballs and three of them didnt get out of the infield and the games tied, Collins said. 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If you look at it from his point of view, 2-point conversions are about 33 percent effective. But it would not have surprised me.After Oklahoma State (8-2, 6-1, No. 13 CFP) recovered the onside kick attempt, the Cowboys marched quickly into the red zone, and resisted Techs attempts to let them score before running out the clock.It hurts, it definitely hurts, said Tech quarterback Patrick Mahomes, the nations leading passer, who completed 34 of 51 passes for 344 yards and three touchdowns. We had a lot of chances to win, but they found a way to win, we didnt. Its kind of like the whole season. It hurts, but were going to go out there and fight. Weve got two games to get bowl eligible.Mahomes also rushed for two touchdowns, giving him 12 and setting a new Texas Tech single-season record for a quarterback, surpassing the previous mark of 10 set by Rodney Allison in 1976.For Oklahoma State, Mason Rudolph threw for 395 yards and two touchdowns on 20-of-28 passing, and also rushed for a touchdown, and Justice Hill had 126 yards and a touchdown on 18 rushes. James Washington registered six receptions for 158 yards, including an 82-yard TD with 6 seconds left in the third quarter that put the Cowboys ahead 45-35. Cheap Nike Air Max. TAKEAWAYTexas Tech: The Red Raiders can run the ball pretty well when they have to or are invited to, and Demarcus Felton needs to get the ball more. Even though he has the leading rusher this season, Felton got a total of one carry over the previous three games, but he came up with 77 yards on 10 rushes before leaving in the third quarter with an ankle injury, the severity of which was unknown. 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