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von chenwen121314 04.06.2018 13:41

AUSTIN, Texas -- Former Baylor football coach Art Briles sued three school regents and a vice president for libel and slander Thursday, accusing them of falsely stating he knew of reported assaults and alleged gang rapes by players and didnt report them. NHL Winter Classic Jerseys .The lawsuit also asserts that Baylor officials conspired to damage his reputation and keep him from getting another coaching job. It also seeks damages for emotional distress and likely ending his career as a coach on any level.Some people think themselves above the law, but the laws of Texas establish accountability for everyone, even renegade, self-dealing regents of a Christian university, Briles lawsuit states.The lawsuit was filed in Llano County in central Texas. It names Baylor regents Chairman Ronald Murff, board members J. Cary Gray and David Harper, and Baylor Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Reagan Ramsower.Baylor officials declined immediate comment Thursday night.Id like to hear these regents and Mr. Ramsower tell their story under oath in broad daylight and open court, Briles attorney Ernest Cannon said.The lawsuit demands Baylor officials to turn over documents and provide sworn testimony. I also notes that former Baylor volleyball coach James sit for sworn interviewsBriles was fired last May after an investigation determined Baylor mishandled reports of alleged sexual and physical assaults, some by football players. Briles denies he knew about and failed to report alleged assaults.The lawsuit accuses the regents and Ramsower of spreading false information through media interviews with Texas and national outlets on the advice of a recently-hired media relations firm, G.F. Bunting + Co., which was not named as a defendant.Regents first told The Wall Street Journal in October that 17 women had reported domestic violence or sexual assaults that involved 19 football players since 2011, including four gang rapes.Those figures had never been disclosed to Briles when he was fired or during his settlement after he sued for wrongful termination, Briles lawsuit said.Briles argues that releasing those figures was intended to falsely portray him as hiding knowledge of alleged attacks. Allegations that he knew about and failed to report the alleged attacks are false and created to expose Coach Briles to public hatred, contempt, ridicule and cause him financial injury, the lawsuit says.The allegations have prevented Briles, who had built Baylor into a Big 12 and national power, from getting another coaching job, the lawsuit states.These defendants have been relentless in their false attacks upon Coach Briles in the media despite his repeated requests they cease and retract their onslaught of untruths, the lawsuit said.Briles name has been rumored for several jobs but he has not received an offer. Earlier this week, his name surfaced as a candidate for the vacancy at Houston, but school officials there put out a statement that he would not be interviewed.Briles lawsuit is the latest development in a scandal that has rocked the nations largest Baptist university.An investigation by the law firm Pepper Hamilton earlier this year found that the school mishandled assault claims for years. Briles was fired, school President Ken Starr was demoted and eventually left, and McCaw resigned. McCaw was recently hired as athletic director at Liberty University in Virginia.The school is facing several federal lawsuits by women who say the university ignored or tried to suppress their claims of sexual and physical assault.Several of Baylors most prominent financial donors, including Drayton McLane and John Eddie Williams, whose names adorn Baylors new $266 million football stadium and field, respectively, have questioned the integrity of the Pepper Hamilton report and the actions of the board of regents. McLane has said he wants to see Briles honor restored.The Briles lawsuit notes the Pepper Hamilton report criticized said the university failed to set up proper investigation procedures. Regents are now trying to hide their failures by scapegoating Briles, the lawsuit says.By their actions, the (Baylor officials) are allowing the alleged rapists and assaulters to walk free, thereby confirming that they are more interested in ruining Coach Briles name, reputation and career than they ae bringing criminals to justice, the lawsuit said. Throwback NHL Winter Classic Jerseys . Hamelin, who triumphed in the 500 on Saturday, edged out Victor An of Russia by 0.021 seconds to maintain his lead in the World Cup standings. Russias Vladimir Grigorev was third. In the relay, Canada took control six laps from the finish line to beat Russia and the Netherlands. Rangers NHL Winter Classic Jerseys . Soukalova missed only one target and completed the 15-kilometre course in 40 minutes, 32.6 seconds for both victories in this seasons individual discipline. Darya Domracheva of Belarus was second, 34. . 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von chenwen121314 03.06.2018 14:28

The Colorado Rapids can move closer to an MLS playoff bid while the Vancouver Whitecaps look to keep their faint postseason hopes alive when they meet Saturday at BC Place in Vancouver, British Columbia. Shareef Abdur-Rahim Jersey .Colorado (12-5-11) is third in the Western Conference with 47 points, one point behind the second-place Los Angeles Galaxy and three points ahead of fourth-place Real Salt Lake. The Rapids can likely clinch a postseason berth with wins over the Whitecaps and the Portland Timbers.Vancouver (9-14-7) is tied with the San Jose Earthquakes for eighth in the Western Conference with 34 points, one point behind the seventh-place Seattle Sounders and six points behind sixth-place Sporting KC. The Whitecaps would likely have to win their four remaining matches to make the playoffs.Until its mathematically impossible, we wont be giving in, Vancouver coach Carl Robinson said.These teams were in much different positions a year ago. Vancouver finished second in the Western Conference with 16 wins and 53 points before losing in the conference finals. Colorado finished last in the Western Conference with 37 points last season.Theyve managed to instill a little bit of hunger with the team, a never-say-die attitude, Robinson said. We need to get back to that as well. Weve done it at times this season as well, but not enough.Colorado is led by Shkelzen Gashi, who has five goals and four assists this season. Kevin Doyle has four goals. Marco Pappa has four assists.Pedro Morales has a team-high six goals for Vancouver. Christian Bolanos and Kekuta Manneh have scored five goals apiece, but Manneh has been sidelined since early July with a broken foot.This will be the third and final meeting this season. They played to a 2-2 draw in July after Axel Sjoberg scored a stoppage-time equalizer. The Rapids rolled to a 2-0 victory last month in Colorado. 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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The excitement level over the next two Chase races could very well vary from fan to fan.As teams have adjusted to the elimination format of NASCARs playoffs, the goals now differ depending on where each driver sits in the standings .Because five Chase drivers had trouble at Charlotte, Brad Keselowski believes the dynamic has changed for the rest of the field.The reality is, if you have a pretty good gap, youre probably going to take a log off the fire, Keselowski said.The opening race of the second round of the Chase saw five drivers finish 30th or worse , and now only eight points separates Denny Hamlin in eight place from Kevin Harvick in 12th. Four drivers will be eliminated after Talladega next week, and Keselowski believes the paring will absolutely be four of the five currently sitting at the bottom of the standings.Under his theory, Denny Hamlin, Austin Dillon, Chase Elliott, Joey Logano and Kevin Harvick are racing each other Sunday at Kansas Speedway and next week at Talladega. The rest of the field is simply trying to live to fight another day.What exactly does that mean? Well, the remaining drivers in the field may not take many risks because theres no need to put it all on the line. They have breathing room from the bottom of the field right now, and arent desperate for victories or track position.A year ago, Logano opened the second round of the Chase with a win at Charlotte that earned him an automatic berth in the third round. The next week, he raced Matt Kenseth very hard in the closing laps at Kansas to snatch away a win that Kenseth needed to get into the third round.The victory was nothing more than a trophy for Logano and had far more meaning to Kenseths playoff hopes. It ignited a feud that ultimately knocked Logano out of the playoffs in the next round.Everyone saw what happened with Joey, and theyre not going to do that to themselves, Keselowski said of his teammate. Its like basketball: you want to make sure you dont have a bunch of fouls and arent worn out when the fourth quarter comes, because it seems like those are always five-point games in the fourth quarter. So dont be in a spot to foul out. Make sure youve got your legs beneath you.Now that the current Chase format is two years old, he also believes teams will race to do whatever is needed to make it into the next round. As an example, he used the 2014 race at Texas Motor Speedway, where Keselowski went three-wide on a late restart to make contact with Jeff Gordon. It led to a cut tire for Gordon that cost him a shot at the win, and Gordon punched Keselowski on pit road after the race.That was a race I had to win and I knew he didnt have to win it, Keselowski said. All he had to do was run like fourth or even 10th. In the moment when I made the move and we got together and he ended up blowing a tire, I was shocked that he didnt know the situation.Like, how do you not kknow the situation? Im behind you with newer tires, youre not getting a good restart, all you need to do is run fifth. Brice Johnson Jersey. Know the situation.Asked if all of this hurts the excitement level, Keselowski said it will be in the eye of the beholder.How do you define hurt? If youre a fan of mine or anyone who has the ability to (advance) through consistency? If youre a fan of someone who is out and has to dig real deep to make it through? I think it could be very exciting, he said. I think its just a matter of perspective.MARTINSVILLE LIGHTSMartinsville Speedway will become the first major race track with LED lights when it installs them for next season. Speedway President Clay Campbell called the lights an insurance policy. During last years race, it was nearly dark when Jeff Gordon crossed the finish line.If we would have had one more delay, we wouldnt have finished that race, Campbell said.International Speedway Corp., which owns Martinsville, will pay for the lights. Martinsville will not have a night race in 2017 because the schedule has already been set. The spring race is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. ET and the fall race is scheduled for 1 p.m. ET.TRUEX-REDEMPTIONMatin Truex Jr. is looking for some redemption when he makes his 400th career start Sunday at Kansas Speedway.Truex won the pole at the track in May and led a race-high 172 laps. But a loose wheel forced a late pit stop and Truex finished 14th.Although hes won four races since that Kansas disappointment, hed like a chance to get that victory back.We were dominant, but didnt close the deal, Truex said. I am happy were headed to Kansas, this is a race we feel we can run up front and possibly win. When we left Kansas in May, I said, `If we keep on bringing cars like we had tonight were going to win. Since Kansas, we have done that.In Truexs 399 starts, he has seven wins -- five with Furniture Row Racing -- 47 top-five finishes, 132 top-10s and 10 poles.He is currently in the second round of NASCARs playoffs.NEWMAN-EXTENSIONRichard Childress Racing gave Ryan Newman a multi-year contract extension this week to continue driving the No. 31 Chevrolet.Ryans consistency on the track has been a benefit to our organization and this extension solidifies the future of our racing program, said Richard Childress.Newman was in the final year of a three-year contract with RCR. He made the Chase each of the last two seasons -- advancing to the final round in 2014 -- but missed a spot in the playoffs this season.Our goal to win a championship all but turned into a reality during our first year together, Newman said. I feel like since then, we have some unfinished business to complete.Newman was fourth in Sundays race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. It was his second top-five finish this season. 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Gareth Southgate will only consider accepting a contract that runs until the end of Euro 2020 if he is to become England manager on a full-time basis, according to Sky sources. Wesley Johnson Jersey . In addition, SSNHQ has been told Southgate will expect financial parity with both his predecessors and other external candidates when he enters into negotiations with the Football Association on Monday.Southgates four-game stint in interim charge came to an end on Tuesday, and FA chief executive Martin Glenn has told SSNHQ that Southgate is in a strong position, but did not rule out interviewing other candidates. FA chief executive Martin Glenn says he been impressed with Gareth Southgate Glenn said: Gareth is in a strong position because, not just the fact the last four games showed a lot of signs of encouragement, but the fact hes worked in the FA for the last couple of years, ran the U21s well, understands how the international set-up works.Southgate spoke in the build-up to Englands game against Spain of the importance of continuity, and with that in mind it is understood he feels a contract until the end of the 2018 World Cup would not be in his, but more importantly the teams best interests. Six months half price Upgrade to Sky Sports to watch Man Utd v Arsenal on Saturday and get the first six months half price As such, he will only consider a contract that runs through until the end of the European Championships in 2020.The financial elements of any negotiations, should the FA decide to offer him the job, will also be key. It was widely reported that Sam Allardyce and Roy Hodgson were on contracts worth £2.5m per year and, while Southgate is known to earn considerably less than that in his current FA role, he is not prepared to accept a contract that sees him earn less than his market worth by virtue of being an internal appointment. Graeme Le Saux insists the selection process he is part of is important While Southgate is expected to acknowledge he has less experience than Allardyce and Hodgson, other financial factors will play a part during negotiations, such as what it would cost in compensation to appoint a manager who is currently employed, as well as the earning potential for a manager in the Premier League.Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew and Aston Villas Steve Bruce - both considered to be viable contenders for the role in the summer and when Allardyce was sacked - are understood to earn more than £2m per year on their respective club deals, which both have multiple years to run, bringing compensation into play were they to be considered by the FAs five-man selection panel.The cost of hiring Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger at the end of the season would negate the need to pay compensation as he is out of contract in the summer of 2017, yet his wage demands would be considerably higher than any other candidate.Upgrade to Sky Sports now to watch Man Utd v Arsenal this Saturday and get the first six months half price! Also See: Rooney defied Southgate order FA: Southgate wants England job FIFA opens poppy proceedings FA to investigate celebrations Cheap Womens Clippers Jerseys . After a first half in which he thought "the lid was on the basket," the Toronto Raptors coach watched his squad mount a second half surge to defeat the Cleveland Cavaliers 98-91. China Clippers Jerseys . -- Damian Lillard and LaMarcus Alrdridge were again the go-to duo for the Trail Blazers against the Kings. . LOUIS -- Attorneys for the St. Mousesports announced Monday that former HellRaisers AWPer Tomá? oskar ??astny has been promoted to their starting lineup in place of rifler Johannes nex Maget. The news comes after oskar was benched from HellRaisers in June amid a forward contract with the mousesports organization.Oskars contract with HellRaisers recently expired, allowing him to join the mousesports organization. Aside from the ELeague playoffs, where it took third-fourth after falling to Virtus.Pro in the semifinals, mousesports has struggled in recent tournaments.Even with the latest improvement, we felt that we needed to give a new impulsse to the team, mousesports CEO Cengiz Tüylü said in a press release. Austin Rivers Jersey. I am really excited to see oskar in a mousesports jersey, and I am sure so are our fans. I feel like oskar is the right fit for us, as he is not only a great player but also clicks with the team on a personal level.The mousesports squad is currently competing in the ESL Pro League, and their first match with oskar on the team takes place Aug. 23 against Fnatic, which also recently made roster changes. Youth NFL Jerseys Cheap Cheap NFL Womens Jerseys Youth NFL Jerseys Wholesale Youth NFL Jerseys Cheap Cheap NFL Black Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys From China ' ' '

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ST. Jakob Poeltl Jersey . JOSEPH, Mo. -- General manager John Dorsey on Wednesday said he was confident unsigned safety Eric Berry would return to the Kansas City Chiefs in time to play in the Sept. 11 season opener against the San Diego Chargers at Arrowhead Stadium.The agent has said ... at some juncture during this course, hell show up here, Dorsey said from training camp at Missouri Western State University. I havent talked to Eric one-on-one about when hes going to show up. Knowing what a prideful professional he is, I think he will show up at the appropriate time.Berry is the Chiefs franchise player, but both sides were unable to reach an agreement on a long-term contract by the July 15 deadline. Berrys only option for playing this season is to sign the teams mandatory one-year offer worth about $10.8 million.Berry has yet to sign the contract and has been absent from camp since it started almost two weeks ago.The Chiefs are using Daniel Sorensen in the starting lineup in Berrys absence. Sorensen, who joined the Chiefs as an undrafted free agent in 2014, hasnt started a regular-season game in his two years with the Chiefs. Pascal Siakam Jersey . At a Manhattan federal court hearing, attorney Jordan Siev said his law office has gotten more evidence nearly every day to support its lawsuit accusing MLB and Selig of going on a "witch hunt" to ruin Rodriguezs reputation and career. He said the defendants went "way over the line. Tracy Mcgrady Jersey . With Parker having a quiet game for once, Nicolas Batum and Boris Diaw provided the scoring as France won its first major basketball title by beating Lithuania 80-66 on Sunday. It was a victory that ended a decade of frustration for Parker and a talented French generation, which lost the final against Spain two years ago and took bronze in 2005. . -- Ryan Blaney provided more evidence that Penske Racings No. ATLANTA -- Dwight Howard has played all of one game for the Atlanta Hawks.Hes already the center of attention.On opening night, Howard led his new teammates in a raucous display of bouncing and screaming during the pregame introductions. When it was over, with the Hawks victorious and their new center having provided a tantalizing glimpse of the skills that made him one of the NBAs most feared players, Howard worked the locker room from one end to the other, doling out good-natured ribbing to anyone who got within his imposing shadow.Superman has come home. Maybe hes found his swagger.I just tried to zone out and focus on the task at hand, Howard said at the end of the night, sitting at his locker surrounded by reporters and cameras and microphones. Ive been in a lot of opening nights and the worst thing you can do is lay an egg in the first game.Of course, its going to take more than one game to make up for what happened over the last several seasons.Still, Howards homecoming could wind up having a bigger impact on the league than some of those more touted moves this past summer.If all goes according to Atlantas plan, Howard will reclaim his place among the NBAs elite. Hell lead the league in rebounding, as he did through most of his glory years with the Orlando Magic, and give the Hawks the sort of imposing presence theyve been missing in the lane, someone who can alter shots and cover up his teammates mistakes and take some of the burden off teammates such as three-time All-Star Paul Millsap, who is still Atlantas best player.Thats the way it worked Thursday night in a 114-99 victory over the Washington Wizards. Howard grabbed 19 rebounds, more than anyone in an Atlanta uniform had all of last season, and continually sparked the transition game by with crisp passes to teammates fast-breaking in the opposite direction. Freed of carrying a big load on the glass, Millsap led the Hawks with 28 points.I didnt have to get down there and bang as much, Millsap said. When a guy like Dwights down there and securing the rebounds, hes taking a lot of the load off me. I think throughout the course of this season, Ill be a lot fresher, be able to do a little bit more on the offensive end.You might remember Howard as one of the leagues most dominant players, but its not something that comes immediately to mind. He got lost along the way, his once Hall of Fame-bound career sliding off the rails during a miserable one-year layover with Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers, followed by three forgettable seasons trrying to coexist with James Harden on the Houston Rockets. OG Anunoby Jersey. Not only did Howards production suffer, but he went from one of the leagues most likable, endearing players to someone who came across as whiny and petulant, self-absorbed by his frequent trade demands and struggling to mesh with personalities as big as his own.When he became a free agent this past summer, Howard hardly had a pick of destinations or the leverage to name his price. He was certainly an intriguing piece in the offseason puzzle, but not as crucial to completing the picture as Kevin Durant landing with the Golden State Warriors, or Dwyane Wade taking off for the Chicago Bulls, or Derrick Rose being traded to the New York Knicks.Howard fell in with the next wave of shuffling, more along the lines of Pau Gasol heading to San Antonio or Andrew Bogut being dealt to Dallas to create cap space. In fact, there were plenty of people questioning whether the Hawks had done the right thing when they doled out a three-year, $70 million deal to Howard and allowed undersized but more versatile center Al Horford to bolt for the Boston Celtics.Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer was convinced that Howard, who has been in the league for 13 years but is still only 31, could be a franchise player once again.After the Hawks plummeted from 60 wins and the top seed in the East two seasons ago to a quick second-round exit from the playoffs this past spring, Budenholzer decided a dramatic overhaul was in order. Howard was eager to return to the city he grew up in and still calls home -- a striking change from his last foray into free agency, when he pretty much forwarded the Hawks calls straight to voicemail.This time around, he needed the Hawks as much as they needed him.For Howard, this is his best shot -- maybe his last shot -- at redemption and rejuvenation. Hes on a team where he can again be the loudest voice in the room, where he doesnt have to worry about Bryant putting him down or Harden demanding the spotlight.His work and his commitment to everything were doing, Im very, very pleased with it, Budenholzer said. I think hes looking forward to being a force.Maybe hell even be able to break out that cape again.---Paul Newberry is a sports columnist for The Associated Press. Write to him at pnewberry(at) or at . His work can be found at . Youth NFL Jerseys Cheap Cheap NFL Womens Jerseys Youth NFL Jerseys Wholesale Youth NFL Jerseys Cheap Cheap NFL Black Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys From China ' ' '

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COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Coach John Tortorellas mantra of safe is death is fully displayed on the walls of the Columbus Blue Jackets locker room and his team is all-in with the philosphy. Cheap Philadelphia 76ers Jerseys .Columbus (10-4-3) looks to extend its home point streak to nine contests when it hosts the Calgary Flames on Wednesday after its club-record seven-game winning streak was snapped with a 3-2 overtime loss to Colorado on Monday. The Blue Jackets are 4-0-1 in their last five games overall.I think its a great saying, Blue Jackets captain Nick Foligno said. For the way he wants us to play, I think it makes us feel good about going out there, possibly making mistakes and creating offense. What he means is if youre going out there and trying to make something happen, hell live with that.But if youre going out there, just going through the motions and making careless plays, thats something were not going to accept on this team.Calgary (8-12-1) makes its only regular-season visit to Columbus as part of a six-game nine-day road trip through the Eastern Conference. The Flames already traveled approximately 2,464 of the 6,049 miles that encompass the trip.They opened the trek with a 3-2 victory over Detroit on Sunday before losing to Buffalo 4-2 on Monday.Calgary is far from full strength with left wing Johnny Gaudreau out with a broken finger. The Flames are still without center Lance Bouma (shoulder) and right wing Kris Versteeg (groin), although Versteeg could play in Columbus.Special teams could play a role in Wednesdays game as the Blue Jackets boast the top power-play unit at 31.1 percent, which increases to 40 percent at home. Calgary, meanwhile, took six penalties in Buffalo and the Sabres scored three goals -- two with a two-man advantage and one on a 5-on-4 -- in a span of 1:41.Extended five-on-threes are tough, when theyre that long, Flames captain Mark Giordano told the National Post. But again, we have to kill them. And then when something bad does happen, we cant dwell on it. We cant let it pile up like it did there.That was just one after the other, and its not good enough.That performance leaves Calgary with the second-worst penalty-killing unit in the league at 72.7 percent.Meanwhile, Columbus 61 penalties are the third-fewest in the NHL.Neither Brian Elliott (3-9-0, 3.42 goals-against average, .882 save percentage) nor Chad Johnson (5-3-1, 2.31, .911) has asserted themselves as the Flames clear No. 1 goaltender.Theres no such issue with the Jackets as Sergei Bobrovsky (10-4-1, 2.19, .931), who returns to the net Wednesday, is off to a solid start. Backup Curtis McElhinney (0-0-2, 2.09, .925) suffered the loss Monday. Julius Erving Jersey . Self was acquired from the Buffalo Bandits in a trade for Alex Hill midway through last season, and made his debut in Rochester on March 16, 2013. Discount 76ers Jerseys . Inter president Erick Thohir says in a club statement on Wednesday that Vidic is "one of the worlds best defenders and his qualities, international pedigree, and charisma will be an asset. . The defending champion beat Gael Monfils of France 7-6 (6), 6-3, while second-seeded Andy Murray of Britain dispatched Edouard Roger-Vasselin, also of France, 6-3, 6-3. Making his first appearance since injuring his wrist a month ago, Del Potro had difficulty with his service games in the first set. SAN DIEGO -- With the NL West won by the Los Angeles Dodgers, the San Francisco Giants have six more games to try to clinch a wild-card berth.The good news is, they dont have to play the San Diego Padres anymore.Rookie Manuel Margot tripled in the seventh inning and scored the go-ahead run on Wil Myers single as the Padres beat San Francisco 4-3 to drop the Giants a game behind the New York Mets in the NL wild-card race.The Mets beat Philadelphia 17-0. St. Louis began the day a half-game behind the Mets and Giants.A few minutes before this game ended, the Dodgers beat Colorado 4-3 in 10 innings to win the NL West title. The Dodgers came into Sunday seven games ahead of the Giants.The Padres split the four-game series and beat the Giants for the eighth time in 10 games since the All-Star break. San Francisco had swept the Padres three times in the seasons first two months.You know its coming, so were battling for the wild card, said manager Bruce Bochy, who managed the Giants to World Series titles in 2010, 2012 and 2014. You know thats inevitable, that was going to happen. You understand that, and sure youre always disappointed you dont win your division, but right now our focus is keep trying to win games and get there and have a shot at it.The Giants finish at home with three games against the Rockies and three against the Dodgers.Myers said the Padres didnt necessarily savor helping ruin the Giants chances at the division title.The only thing were focused on is playing good baseball, Myers said. Obviously we want to win every game. Were not going out there (with) our goal to beat the Giants. Our goal is to get better and get these younger guys experience.Why have the Padres dominated the Giants, who led the NL West by 6 1/2 games at the break?Weve just played better baseball, Myers said. I feel weve been pretty good here in the second half. I think weve done a lot of good things and I like where our teams at.Margot, called up Wednesday from Pacific Coast League champion El Paso, tripled to right center off Cory Gearrin (3-2) with one out in the seventh and scored on Myers single.Margot doubled in the first and hit an RBI single in the second, both off rookie Ty Blach,, who was making his first big league start, in place of the injured Johnny Cueto. Moses Malone Jersey. Brandon Morrow (1-0) got two outs for the victory. Brad Hand got the last five outs for his first save.San Francisco took a 3-1 lead in the third off lefty Clayton Richard. Buster Posey hit a two-run single and an RBI groundout by Kelby Tomlinson.One run was unearned due to catcher Austin Hedges throwing the ball away trying to get Trevor Brown at second base on Blachs bunt. The bunt went only a few inches in front of home plate and Blach had a hard time getting out of Hedges way.It took a moment for Hedges to get the ball and he rushed his throw. Padres manager Andy Green came out to argue, to no avail.San Diego tied it on Adam Rosales home run with two outs in the third inning off Blach and Yangervis Solartes RBI single in the fifth off George Kontos.The Padres had taken a 1-0 lead when Margot singled in Hedges in the second.Blach pitched three innings, allowing two runs and four hits, striking out three and walking three.I just didnt execute as many pitches there in the first, Blach said. The situation kind of dictated pitch around a little bit there and try to get to the lefty, there were two outs, a couple guys on, so we did that a little bit, and the pitch count just got away from me there.TRAINERS ROOMGiants: SS Brandon Crawford returned to the starting lineup for the first time since dislocating the pinky on his glove hand on Tuesday night. ... Bochy said he hopes Cueto (groin) can start Thursday night. ... 3B Eduardo Nunez left after spraining his right hamstring stealing second base in the seventh.UP NEXTGiants: After a day off, San Francisco opens its final homestand of the season with three games against Colorado starting Tuesday night. LHP Matt Moore (11-12, 4.34) is scheduled to oppose RHP German Marquez (1-0, 3.48).Padres: The team is off Monday before finishing its home schedule with three against the Los Angeles Dodgers starting Tuesday night, when RHP Paul Clemens (3-5, 4.48) is scheduled to start for San Diego in Tuesdays night game. 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LAS VEGAS -- With six new players donning a Butler uniform this season, coach Chris Holtmann isnt sure what to expect from his Bulldogs. Cheap Bulls Jerseys Online .Some have labeled this season as a rebuilding year. Holtmann shrugs it off with a wait-and-see attitude.He may not have to wait any longer, as his Bulldogs showed plenty of resolve Friday night in a 69-65 victory over No. 8 Arizona in the championship game of the Continental Las Vegas Invitational.Kelan Martin had 16 points, while Andrew Chrabascz had 14 points and seven rebounds to lead Butler (6-0), while Avery Woodson contributed 13 points, Kamar Baldwin had 11 and Tyler Wideman had eight rebounds.Chrabascz was named MVP of the tournament.Its too early to tell what this years going to look like, but what we know is weve already had some good moments this year, said Holtmann, who is in his third season at Butler. Time will tell. Were just trying to kind of grow as a team and figure that out.This was really important for us, because we had some shaky moments for sure in that game. I think our guys found their composure at the right time, and we played well in stretches. But I think Arizona did too. I give them a lot credit, theyre a good team and really well-coached. Its a quality win for us.The Wildcats, who fell behind by as many as nine points with 14 minutes to play, used a 15-2 run to regain momentum to get back in the game before Butler made a final run down the stretch.Freshmen Lauri Markkanen and Kobi Simmons led Arizona (5-1) with 15 and 14 points, respectively.Trailing by four points late, the Bulldogs went on a 9-2 run, highlighted by Widemans dunk with 29.3 seconds left that gave Butler a 65-63 lead. His ensuing free throw made it 66-63.Both Holtmann and Chrabascz said there was never any sign of panic on the Bulldogs part, even when the Wildcats were ahead by five with 3 minutes left.We just said lets just find a way to do what we do and hope it works -- it was as simple as that, Holtmann said. Players make plays, and they did. We told them to move the ball offensively, we did a little bit of a defensive switch late, we just really focused them on the possessions at hand.Chrabasczs layup with 1:38 left cut Arizonas lead to two, and moments later two free throws by Baldwin tied the game at 63-all, leading up to Widemans go-ahead dunk.The Bulldogs set themselves up with momentum at the close of the first half, when Sean McDermott took a pass on the run from Tyler Lewis, and banked in a soft jumper high off the glass to give Butler a 36-34 lead.After Arizona tied the game at 38-all less than 2 minutes into the second half, the Bulldogs went on an 11-2 run to move ahead 49-40 and seize control of the tempo. The momentum shift visibly frustrated the Wildcats, who committed five turnovers inside the first 7 minutes of the second half.BIG PICTUREArizona: With time to regroup after a rugged start to the season, the biggest question remains when Allonzo Trier will make his season debut. The sophomore guard did not travel to Las Vegas with the Wildcats, and hes now missed the teams first six games for unspecified reasons. His absence has left Arizona with eight healthy scholarship players. Trier averaged 14.8 points as a freshman.Butler: The Bulldogs received 14 votes in last weeks poll, but after knocking off Arizona to remain undefeated, one must wonder if theyve done enough to make their first appearance in the Top 25. Three of Butlers six wins have come against Power 5 Conference teams: Northwestern (Big Ten), Vanderbilt (SEC) and Arizona (Pac 12).POLL IMPLICATIONS: With the loss, the eighth-ranked Wildcats will likely drop out of the Top 10. Arizona has been ranked in the Top 25 for 81 consecutive weeks, the second-longest streak in the nation behind Kansas (145 weeks). Since the start of the 2012-13 season, the Wildcats have spent 60 of those weeks ranked in the Top 10.TURNING POINT: While it was Widemans dunk that gave Butler the lead again, the key moment came with a little more than 3 minutes to play, when Markkanen fouled out, leaving Arizona without its key presence in the paint. Going into the game, the 7-footer from Finland led the team with 18.8 points and 8.4 rebounds per game.UP NEXTArizona: The Wildcats wont play again until Nov. 30, when they return to the McKale Center to host Texas Southern.Butler: The Bulldogs have little time to rest, as they head to Salt Lake City for a Nov. 28 date with Pac 12-member Utah. Justin Holiday Jersey .7 million, one-year contract, a raise of $2.2 million. Wieters had asked for $8.75 million and the Orioles had offered $6. John Paxson Jersey . -- Stanford squashed Oregons national championship hopes again, schooling the Ducks in power football. .Y. -- Syracuse has turned up the defence at the right time all season, and when High Point threatened to pull off a monumental upset the second-ranked Orange did what they do best with their quick hands and savvy play. ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands -- Creighton jumped on Washington State early and the Cougars could never recover.But the Bluejays confidence is still showing, especially after their 103-77 victory over Washington State on Friday in the opening round of the Paradise Jam tournament.Huff scored 19 points, Marcus Foster added 16 points and Justin Patton 10 for Creighton (3-0), which took command early in leading by as many as 34 points against the overmatched Cougars (2-1).Our confidence is sky high, but what weve done in these first three games, weve got to put that behind us now, Huff said. Were just going to have to focus on our game plan, and see if we can get another win (Sunday).Conor Clifford scored 29 points, Ike Iroegbu and Charles Callison had 11 each, and Josh Hawkinson added 10 for Washington State (2-1).Creighton led from the outset, going up by double figures less than seven minutes into the first half en route to a 60-34 halftime lead.I liked the way our starters set the tone, Bluejays coach Greg McDermott said. Our pace was good early, which is always good to see, and then the guys coming off the bench gave us a lift. Theres a lot of positives from tonight.Creighton took its biggest lead midway through the second half, going up 80-46 on Tyler Clements layup with 13:30 remaining.The Bluejays would then break the 100-point mark for the first time this season with 1:50 left on Ronnie Harrell Jr.s jumper.They were just relentless in their pursuit, Washington State coach Ernie Kent said. Theyre good. That is a very good basketball team. Their ability to run, their ability to shoot, their ability of their biigs to get up and down, thats a good team. Cheap Stitched Bulls Jerseys. BIG PICTUREWashington State: Turnovers were a problem for the Cougars. After giving up 16 total in their first two games, they had 16 Friday, leading to 23 points for Creighton.Creighton: Its a good start for the Bluejays, who are trying to win their fourth regular-season tournament title under McDermott. They also won tournaments in 2011, 2012 and 2015.STAT SHEETWashington State: Not a bad night, shooting 46.9 percent from the field (30 of 64). But the Cougars made just 3 of 9 3-pointers, and were outrebounded 39-33.Creighton: Easily had its best shooting game this season -- 56.3 percent from the field (40 of 71), and hit a season-best 15 of 27 3-pointers.RUN AND GUNThanks to the turnovers, Creighton was able to get its fast break going against Washington State, outscoring the Cougars 19-6.STAT OF THE NIGHTIt comes from Creighton point guard Maurice Watson Jr. While Watson was held to seven points (10 points below his season average), he added a season-best 13 assists. To put that in perspective, Watson had more assists than Washington State had as a team (12).POLL IMPLICATIONSCreightons first triple-digit game of the season, coming right after knocking off No. 9 Wisconsin by 12 points three days ago, cant do anything but help the Bluejays move up the Top 25.UP NEXTWashington State: Plays Montana at 7 p.m. Saturday in a consolation round game.Creighton: Gets Saturday off, then faces N.C. 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LONDON -- Leicester slumped to another big defeat before a Champions League game, losing 3-0 to Chelsea in the English Premier League on Saturday. 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Hazard ran onto the loose ball, rounded Kasper Schmeichel, and tucked it home.Chelsea defender David Luiz struck a free kick against the post -- and then directed a sliding clearance against his own goal frame -- before Moses exchanged a one-two with substitute Nathaniel Chalobah and finished under Schmeichel in the 80th. Domantas Sabonis Jersey . PETERSBURG, Fla. Joe Young Jersey . -- There were a lot of firsts for the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday night. . William Carrier opened the scoring for Cape Breton (6-4-2), but Andrew Ryan tied the game and Brent Andrews put the Mooseheads (8-6-0) in front for good with a short-handed goal at 13:49 of the second period.ST. PETERSBURG, Florida - The business of baseball is raw. It is unemotional. It creates space for feel good stories, some with lengthy enough time spans to reel in a fan base, but if the subject of said narrative doesnt fit with the broader plan he will find himself back on the outside. Todays subject: Munenori Kawasaki, who is packing his bags for a flight to Atlanta and a drive to nearby Lawrenceville. There, he will meet his Buffalo teammates, the Bisons, in the midst of a series against the Braves Triple-A affiliate in Gwinnett County, Georgia. Its the business of baseball. Jose Reyes is ready to return. Kawasaki has options, meaning he can be demoted without passing through waivers. Its the obvious move and the right move. Its also a bold move; surely general manager Alex Anthopoulos knows many Blue Jays fans wont be happy. Neither are Kawasakis teammates. Not to say they disagree with the decision. Its just that Kawasaki left a unique impression. "This is the part of the game that sucks," said Mark Buehrle. "Between the fans and the guys in here I think everybodys fallen in love with this guy. Come up here and done everything everybodys asked for him to do and probably plus more. This is the part, I think every guy in baseball, not what you do on the field but the business side of it, thats what sucks about it." Buehrle went on to add, "I love the guy." Buehrles sentiment is the majority view in the clubhouse. Kawasaki commanded a large presence, one which belied his relatively diminutive stature. He mingled in broken English with those who speak English. He spoke in broken Spanish with the clubs Latin contingent. On the field, Kawasaki will be remembered for his two out, two-run, game-winning double which capped a four-run ninth inning in a 6-5 win over Baltimmore on May 26. Pacers Jerseys Outlet. Weeks later, on June 21, Kawasaki would hit an improbable two-run home run in the seventh to pull the Blue Jays into a 6-6 tie with those same Orioles. Toronto would win the game 7-6 and climb to .500 for the first time this season. Manager John Gibbons, his finger on the pulse of his team, knew this was a delicate situation. 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Neil Wagner was a non-starter. Hes now a fixture in Gibbons bullpen. Its a credit to Kawasaki that on the day of Reyes return to the Blue Jays, an important moment in this rollercoaster of a season, its his demotion that has people talking. Upon learning of the move, Kawasaki addressed the media with a message for his fans. There was nothing broken about the English. "I love you guys," Kawasaki said. The feeling is mutual. Youth NFL Jerseys Cheap Cheap NFL Womens Jerseys Youth NFL Jerseys Wholesale Youth NFL Jerseys Cheap Cheap NFL Black Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys From China ' ' '

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TORONTO -- Mark Buehrle knew he was in for a good night after working out of some early trouble. Tracy Mcgrady Jersey . The Blue Jays starter overcame a first-inning threat when Minnesota had runners at second and third with one out. Buehrle struck out Justin Morneau and Trevor Plouffe to escape the inning and went on to pitch through the seventh as Toronto beat the Twins 4-0 on Friday. "Im not much of a strikeout pitcher but second and third in the first I needed a strike out there and Im hoping for the best and it usually doesnt happen but it worked out," Buehrle said. The victory snapped Torontos three-game losing streak. Buehrle (5-5) held Minnesota to six hits and no walks while striking out five for his first win since June 19. It was the sixth time in 18 starts this season that the left-hander has pitched seven innings. "Today was one of those days like I had in Boston earlier in the season (a 3-2 win on May 11)," Buehrle said. "I was getting ahead in the count, making pitches when I needed them." Jose Bautista and Jose Reyes each drove in two runs and had three hits apiece for the Blue Jays who picked up their seventh shutout of the season. Bautista had a third-inning home run and an RBI single among his hits while Reyes had a two-run double in the fourth inning as he extended his hitting streak to eight games. The Twins (36-47) have lost six games in a row while the Blue Jays (42-44) have lost eight of their past 12 games after an 11-game win streak in June equalled a franchise record. The Twins are 1-8 in their past nine games at Rogers Centre. Their last win in Toronto was April 3, 2011. Minnesota manager Ron Gardenhire said his team was deflated after failing to score in the first inning. "When we dont get one in, then its like the air goes out of your tires and you cant play like that," Gardenhire said. "You have to keep grinding and going after them. a My feeling is that we are too tense, there is too much going on. Its too quiet. a "This is a game, this is a baseball game and we have to have fun playing it, and right now we are not doing that. Too much pressure going on, I dont see enough smiles on their faces." Left-hander Brett Cecil took over from Buehrle in the eighth inning and allowed one hit. Right-hander Dustin McGowan pitched a 1-2-3 ninth for the Blue Jays. "(Buehrle) was outstanding tonight, he had everything working," said Blue Jays manager John Gibbons. "Hes had some really good outings this year but that was up with the best of them." Twins right-hander Kevin Correia (6-6) allowed 10 hits and four runs in six innings for his second loss in his past three starts with a no-decision in between "Were just trying to stay loose," Correia said. "I think your first instinct when things arent going good is to kind of tighten up and try to force something to happen, and thats not a good way to play baseball. We want to stay loose and have a good time, thats usually when you play your best. "We are just on a bad streak right now, so were going to try to keep it loose and see if we can get something going." Correia was replaced in the seventh by right-hander Ryan Pressly who pitched the final two innings without allowing a hit. The Blue Jays stranded three runners in the first two innings before Bautista hit a 2-2 hanging curve to left centre for his 20th homer of the season with one out in the third for the games first run. The Blue Jays took a 4-0 lead in a three-run fourth. Maicer Izturis and J.P. Arencibia took walks to open the inning before they advanced on a sacrifice by Munenori Kawasaki. Reyes grounded a double to right to score both runners and scored in turn on Bautistas single to centre. "Reyes is unbelievable," Gardenhire said. "Its the first real opportunity we have had to see him during a regular season game and hes an amazing looking kid out there -- all over the field." NOTES: Attendance at Rogers Centre was 25,672. ... Blue Jays 3B Brett Lawrie (left ankle sprain) of Langley, B.C., was 0-for-3 on Thursday for single-A Lansing as he continued his minor-league rehabilitation assignment. He will go to double-A New Hampshire soon but there is no schedule for his return to Toronto. ... Blue Jays RHP R.A. Dickey (8-8, 4.59 earned-run average) will start Saturday against Twins RHP Mike Pelfrey (3-6, 6.11 ERA). Pelfrey (back strain) is coming off a stint on the disabled list and will be making his first start since June 18. ...The Twins designated RHP P.J. Walters for assignment to make room for Pelfrey. Hawks Jerseys From China . 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The teenager, who scored a brace against Midtjylland just three days earlier, continued his dream start to life at Old Trafford by netting twice in three first-half minutes before Danny Welbeck pulled a goal back for Arsenal shortly before half-time.Rashford then set up Ander Herrera for a deflected third goal in the 65th minute, and the Gunners were unable to find an equaliser after Mesut Ozil struck their second just a few minutes later. From Rashfords impact to Arsenals title chances, here are the main talking points from the game… Rashford in dreamland Louis van Gaal praises Marcus Rashford after his match-winning showing against Arsenal Even Rashfords most ardent believers could not have imagined such a stunning impact from the 18-year-old. After a dream double on his debut against Midtjylland on Thursday night, the local lads Roy of the Rovers story continued as he marked his first Premier League appearance with two more goals and the assist for Herreras deflected third. Marcus Rashfords fairytale continued as he scored twice on his Premier League debut Rashford brought a sense of anticipation whenever he touched the ball, and his electric pace caused Arsenal problems from the off. He was inches away from winning a penalty when he was brought down by Gabriel Paulista just outside the box in the 13th minute, and Sky Sports pundit Thierry Henry was purring over his composure in front of goal. Rashford can sense theres going to be danger and hes there, he said. Calm, composed, goal. LVG: Rashford unbelievable Louis van Gaal hailed the unbelievable impact of youngster Marcus Rashford against Arsenal. The youngster came through Uniteds youth ranks as a winger, but he showed a strikers instincts to rifle home Gabriels miscued clearance for the first goal, and he was in the right place at the right time again to head in Jesse Lingards cross just minutes later. When he was substituted in the 80th minute, it was to a rapturous ovation. Old Trafford has a new hero.Same old Arsenal? Arsenal players look dejected after conceding against Manchester United In the build-up to the game, Arsene Wenger rejected suggestions that his side have become serial chokers in the title race. The psychological situation is completely different today than it was in 2010, he said. All the players are focused and want to win and have great solidarity. Its down to showing how good we are.After yet another big-game defeat in which they fell well short of their potential, however, Arsenal find themselves in a grimly familiar situation. The Gunners were let down by defensive mistakes by Gabriel and Laurent Koscielny at crucial moments, but they looked vulnerable throughout, with Nacho Monreals early miss setting the tone for another afternoon of falling short.Welbeck and Ozils goals gave Arsenal hope, but when the time came to push for an equaliser they looked completely shorn of belief. There was nothing there, said former Arsenal midfielder David Platt in the Sky Sports studio. There was no energy, no enthusiasm, and no willingness to work hard either in possession or out of possession. They didnt deserve anything out of this game.Kids come good for Van Gaal Man Utd youngsters Guillermo Varela, Jesse Lingard and Marcus Rashford close down Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey Manchester United are currently without 12 first-team players. Mike Bibby Jersey. The injury crisis has left Van Gaal with few options when it comes to team selection, but Rashford was not the only young player to make his mark on the occasion and ease the pressure on his beleaguered manager.Twenty-two-year-old Guillermo Varela and Jesse Lingard, 23, combined in the build-up to each of the teenagers goals, and there were debuts from the bench for 20-year-old James Weir and teenager Timothy Fosu-Mensah - two players who do not even have their own Wikipedia entries.Memphis Depay also produced one of his best performances of the season on the left-hand side of their attack, and the United XI that finished the game only featured two players over the age of 26. For Wenger, a man who takes such pride in nurturing young talent, it made the defeat all the more difficult to swallow.Walcott worry for Arsenal Theo Walcott only touched the ball 16 times at Old Trafford Arsenal were collectively poor at Old Trafford, but what of Theo Walcotts struggles? The England man has scored just once in his last 14 appearances for the Gunners, and Wengers decision to start him ahead of Olivier Giroud was made to look foolish as he drifted through the game without making any impact whatsoever.Walcott only had four touches of the ball in the opening 25 minutes, and by the time he was hauled off just after the hour mark, he had only touched it 17 times. Only six of his nine attempted passes found a team-mate, he failed to muster a single shot at goal, and he only won one of his four duels.His only meaningful contribution, in fact, was losing possession deep in his own half in the build-up to Uniteds opening goal. Walcotts lack of goals is a concern for Arsenal and England at a crucial stage of the season, but his all-round struggles are even more worrying. The 26-year-old is not the only Gunner misfiring at the moment, but he was a passenger at Old Trafford - and its becoming a recurrent theme.What now for Arsenal and Man Utd? Graeme Souness slammed Arsenal after their defeat to Manchester United at Old Trafford The defeat leaves Arsenal five points behind leaders Leicester, with Tottenhams win over Swansea compounding their miserable afternoon and further denting their title hopes. In the Sky Sports studio, Graeme Souness pulled no punches on the Gunners, using the words weak, insipid and pussy-footed to sum up the their performance.Henry, meanwhile, refused to rule them out completely, but he was also downbeat on their prospects. That wasnt a performance of a team that wants to be champions, he said. As an Arsenal fan you were thinking, can you show me that you can be champions? Today, they didnt reassure me on anything. The only thing thats good is that theyre still in the title race.As for United, they are now just three points behind rivals Manchester City in fourth place, and Souness feels a Champions League finish is not beyond them. 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NEW YORK -- To recover from a disappointing last second home loss at Hartford, Boston College had to rebound emotionally and literally. Will Barton Jersey .The Eagles sure did.Nik Popovic ended a terrific night of rebounding for Boston College by tipping in a missed layup from Ky Bowman with two-tenths of a second remaining Monday night to lift the Eagles to a dramatic 72-71 win over Auburn in the Under Armour Reunion at Madison Square Garden.Theyre so athletic, that was a big key for us, Boston College coach Jim Christian said. We had to keep them off the boards but I thought with some of our length and size we could get to boards.Coming off the frustrating one-point loss on Saturday, the Eagles (5-5) held a commanding a 49-32 rebounding advantage. Boston College had 14 offensive boards and none were bigger than the one Popovic grabbed as the buzzer neared.Auburn held a 71-70 lead on two free throws by Danjel Purifoy with 7.5 seconds remaining and Boston College went the length of the court. Bowman drove the lane, missing the layup and Popovic was in perfect position.The tip-in was exciting, Robinson said. It was a feeling Ive never had before. It was awesome and for it to happen in this kind of building, it makes it even sweeter.After getting through multiple defenders, Popovic positioned himself at the left side of the hoop and tipped it in. Following a brief review, the game ended when Purifoys inbounds pass eluded Mustapha Heron.If we outrebound, we probably would have won that game, no question, Purifoy said. They outrebounded us and they won the game.The rebounding advantage was significant, Auburn coach Bruce Pearl said. I knew Boston College would be a good physical team and the fact they dominated the glass was a factor. As a result, they won the game on an offensive rebound it almost stands to reason.Robinson, who was held to four points and shot 2-of-13 Saturday, led the Eagles with 23 points and 11 rebounds for his first career double-double. Robinson never touched the ball on the final possession and nearly gave the Eagles a 71-69 lead with 31.5 seconds remaining but his jumper was waved off when a timeout was called.Purifoy scored a career-high 27 points for Auburn (6-2), which was making its first trip to Madison Square Garden and had most of the seats filled with its orange-clad fans.Boston College led by 10 early in the first half and Auburn took its first lead at 61-60 on a tip-in by Anfernee McLemore with 6:48 left. The Tigers tied the game at 64 on a deep 3-pointer by Jared Harper nearly three minutes later.The Tigers took their second lead at 67-65 on an uncontested 3-pointer by Purifoy with 2:48 remaining. The lead was 69-65 when Heron drove through the lane with 2:01 remaining but the Eagles forged a 69-69 deadlock on a hook shot by Popovic with 58.5 seconds left.After Robinsons shot was waved off, Turner was fouled by Horace Spencer with 19.1 seconds left and hit a free throw, setting up the late dramatics.BIG PICTURE:BOSTON COLLEGE: The Eagles are looking to get others besides Jerome Robinson to score consistently and placed three in double figures. Ky Bowman made his first four shots and added 15 points while AJ Turner contributed 13. Overall Boston College had eight players score.AUBURN: For as athletic as Auburn is, rebounding is becoming an issue. The Tigers have been outrebounded in their last four games and the margin is 46 after Boston College held a 49-32 edge Monday. Those rebounds negated the 11 blocked shots since most of those merely extended possessions for Boston College when the ball went out of bounds.QUIET NIGHT AT TIMES FOR HERON: Auburns touted freshman Mustapha Heron did not take his first shot until about 9 minutes in and attempted two shots in the first half. He started 1 of 6 and was 3 of 9 overall. Heron, who grew up about 90 miles northeast of New York, in Connecticut finished with 15 points by getting to the foul line 10 times.PEARL THE EAGLE: Auburn coach Bruce Pearl has a unique connection to Boston College. When the Eagles defeated Ball State and Wake Forest in the first two rounds of the 1981 NCAA Tournament, Pearl was flapping his wings as a mascot, donning the bird head and feathers.UP NEXT:Boston College Hosts Sacred Heart on Sunday.Auburn Hosts Coastal Carolina on Thursday before a home game with Oklahoma on Dec. 21 and a visit to Connecticut two days later. 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For the most part, it hasnt worked. Hibbert had another double-double with 24 points and 11 rebounds, while David West added 11 points and 14 rebounds despite playing through an upper respiratory infection. Wades late-season fade has been considered a result of his injured right knee. The perennial All-Star and two-time NBA champ wouldnt bite on it. "I dont want to talk about the knee," he said. "I havent talked about it for the last two months and Im not about to start now." Instead, the leagues most dominant team will spend the next two days preparing for what most people believed inconceivable when this series began -- a one-game shot to save the season. Hibbert did everything but pull out the boxing gloves in Game 6, continually contesting Miamis shots to help Indiana stave off elimination. Paul George scored 28 points, had eight rebounds and five assists, and the Pacers held Miami to 36.1 per cent shooting as they booked a trip back to Miami for Game 7 on Monday night. "Myself and David, we throw ourselves in the fray, in the paint. We like to muck it up," Hibbert said. "Paul and myself, we wanted to make sure we got this for him as well. We didnt want this to be our last game." It wasnt. The Pacers have pushed James and his high-scoring, high-profile teammates to the brink of elimination by punching back, and Game 6 followed a familiar story line. The Pacers had a 53-33 rebounding advantage, outscored Miami 44-22 in the paint and limited Miamis shooters to 16 of 54, 29.6 per cent, from inside the arc. How have the Pacers done it? With Hibbert controlling the inside after adding MMA training to his off-season regiment. "Roy Hibbert is making extraordinary plays in the pocket, poise in the pocket we call it," coach Frank Vogel said. "Hes getting paint catches and just having great poise, great reads. Hes not plowing over guys. He had a charge in Game 5, but has been under control." It was everything an elimination game should be. The teams traded baskets and jabs, sometimes literally, and players ignored the bumps and bruises of yet another wrestling match that has made this tough-guy series compelling. Both teams attacked the basket, sometimes with problematic results. Indiana missed about five dunk attempts in the first half and a series of short jumpers, too, costing them precious points. The Heat struggled, meanwhile, starting the game just 3 of 22 from inside the 3-point line. Miamis Big Three -- James, Wade and Bosh -- went just 14 of 40. Excluding James, Miami managed only 16 baskets -- eight 3s and eight 2s. With Chris "Birdman" Andersen suspended for the game because of a shoving incident with Indiana forward Tyler Hansbrough on Thursday, the Heat couldnt keep up with Indianas big rebounders inside. Even Lance Stephenson, who was ineffective at Miami, finished with four points, 12 rebounds and four assists. Indianas loud crowd created a hostile atmosphere, too. Fans chanted "Heat Are Floppers!" sporadically throughout the second half, urging the Pacers to play harder, to defend better and to make another trip home. The only way to do that is to win Game 7 and avoid a second straight playoff elimination at the hands of the Heat. For Miami, the stakes were so high that when James was called for an offensive foul midway through the fourth quarter, he lost his cool. James protested by running from one end of the court to the other, drawing a technical foul, and when Miami assistant coach David Fizdale showed his support for the leagues four-time MVP, it drew another technical. George Hill answered by making free throws and Hibbert followed that with a layup, ending any chance of Miami making a late comeback. James said he was trying to avoid an ejection and would up spending the last 66 seconds sitting a few seats down from the Heat bench cheering on his teammates. "Explain it? You seen it. It was total domination by the Pacers in the third," James said when asked what happened to the leagues most dominant team on Saturday. "They made a lot of shots, we didnt get too many stops and we missed some very, very easy shots." It was a complete reversal from Game 5, when Miami took control by outscoring the Pacers 30-13 in the third. This time, against one of the leagues top offensive teams, the Pacers gave up only six points in the first eight minutes of the quarter, using a 14-2 run to turn a 40-39 halftime deficit into a 66-49 lead with 1:15 left in the quarter. Hibbert scored nine in the quarter. Miami did close to within 68-55 after three, but it was too big a deficit to overcome -- even with James running the show. The Heat rallied early in the fourth, taking advantage of Indianas 1 for 6 start from the field. When Mike Miller hit back-to-back 3s, the Pacers lead was down to 70-64 and when James scored on a layup with 5:54 to play, the Heat were within 72-68. 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On hand were several Hall of Famers: linebackers Derrick Brooks and Kevin Greene, cornerbacks Mike Haynes and Aeneas Williams, tackle Anthony Munoz, wide receiver James Lofton, running back Floyd Little and defensive end Jack Youngblood.Luterman is a rising senior and a triathlete.Ariana has demonstrated to her peers, teachers and coaches that she understands both the core of the Army ethos -- she never accepts defeat and quitting is never an option -- but also the Army values of loyalty, duty, respect, selfless service, honor, integrity and personal courage, said Mark Davis, deputy assistant secretary of the Army for marketing.We are thrilled to recognize Ariana and all of our outstanding student-athletes here today. 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SAN DIEGO -- In their first game since clinching the NL West title, the Los Angeles Dodgers were no match for Padres rookie Hunter Renfroe. C.J. McCollum Jersey .The newcomer hit his first career grand slam and also had a three-run shot to drive in all of San Diegos runs Tuesday night in a 7-1 victory against the Dodgers.Los Angeles fell two games behind the NL East champion Washington Nationals for home-field advantage in their Division Series matchup.Renfroe, the MVP of the Triple-A Pacific Coast League, was called up last Wednesday. He hit a high, arcing, three-run homer to left field off Kenta Maeda with two outs in the first inning. Renfroes grand slam to straightaway center came on a full-count pitch from Louis Coleman with two outs in the eighth. The young outfielder has three homers in six games.Dodgers rookie manager Dave Roberts was on the Padres staff the last several years, so he knows about RenfroeHes got big power, Roberts said. We left some balls out over the plate and elevated to him, and do that with a power hitter and that can happen. He had a big day.Roberts didnt think there was any hangover from the Dodgers clinching the division crown at home on Sunday.I thought we were ready to go. We got behind the 8-ball with that three-run first inning, he said.After the first inning, Kenta was good. He was missing with his breaking ball and fastball a little and he left a breaking ball up to Renfroe. Outside of that, he got his strikeouts and soft contact. I told him I thought it was a positive outing.Maeda had faced the Padres three times earlier this year, but they have a lot of new players since his last start against San Diego on July 10.It wasnt miscommunication as much as it was facing these new hitters and I wasnt familiar with them, he said through a translator.Maeda (16-10), who beat the Padres 7-0 at Petco Park in his big league debut on April 6, had his start moved up one day so hell get another one before the playoffs begin.Paul Clemens (4-5) held the Dodgers to one run and three hits in five innings. He struck out two and walked one.Chase Utley homered for the Dodgers in the third, his 13th.TRAINERS ROOMDodgers: 1B Adrian Gonzalez left the game with a sinus infection. Roberts said he doesnt think its serious.UP NEXTDodgers: Rookie RHP Jose De Leon (2-0, 5.52) had his start pushed back from Tuesday to Wednesday. 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BRADENTON, Fla. -- His life in golf has seen him hailed as a hero in Great Britain for winning two major championships, a grieving widower in the midst of a game-changing run as Ryder Cup captain, the subject of tabloid fodder, a competitor again as a senior golfer and now an elder statesman who has settled into a quiet community on the west coast of Florida.Tony Jacklin, 72, lives off the 14th fairway at Bradenton Golf Club, where his golf is sporadic these days although the charging electric golf cart in his garage says hes never too far away from the game that made him famous.Near the golf clubs is a makeshift studio where Jacklin has taken to a hobby he very much enjoys, one that sees him painstakingly trace images of subjects he draws, most from the world of golf. Included in his collection, for example, is a picture of Davis Love III and Darren Clarke, the captains of the respective Ryder Cup teams this week at Hazeltine National in Minnesota -- where, incidentally, Jacklin won the 1970 U.S. Open.Such artwork takes planning and precision, not to mention tinkering and time. Not that such qualities suddenly came to Jacklin later in life. They served him well all those years ago when he helped change the Ryder Cup from a sleepy affair dominated by the United States, barely a blip on golfs radar, to one of the biggest events in sports.Since Jacklins first captaincy in 1983, Europe has gone 10-5-1, turning what had been an annual American romp into a fierce competition that often comes down to the final day, the final match, the final hole. Jacklin led Europe on four occasions, going 2-1-1, winning for the first time in 28 years, winning for the first time on American soil, and forging a tie in his last attempt -- which meant Europe kept the Cup and Jacklin again walked away triumphant.It has been an amazing run that continues now as Europe seeks a fourth straight victory in the competition, something that would not have been fathomable in Jacklins time as a player.Theres a coming together when it comes to the Ryder Cup, Jacklin said recently at his Florida home. Its extraordinary the team unity that gets created. I suppose the irony is they all strive to play in America and get on the American (PGA) Tour where everything is so great, where you have this standard of excellence across the board.Its everyones target to play where the best are, and America it is. Its that excellence in some ways that spurred me and someone like Seve [Ballesteros]. We had been poor, and the singular thing that runs through you is just because theyve got everything, it doesnt mean to say they are the best.Given the proper and level playing field, it doesnt matter where youre from. America doesnt have a stranglehold on ambition.With all that in mind, it is not a stretch to say that Tony Jacklin saved the Ryder Cup.Great Britains golf heroJacklin was born in the English town of Scunthorpe and one of the lasting memories of his youth was attending the 1957 Ryder Cup at Lindrick Golf Club, where the Great Britain & Ireland team defeated the United States, 7? to 4?, the first U.S. defeat since 1933.Getting to see the great golfers of the day in an era of no televised golf was a big deal to Jacklin, who five years later at age 18 turned professional and set about his own golf journey.For a time, that meant working in the pro shop, and one of Jacklins first jobs was at Potters Bar Golf Club near London. It is where he met a man named Marshall Bellow who would become a lifetime friend and happened to be Jacklins host when he was first offered the Ryder Cup captaincy nearly two decades later.I went into the pro shop when I first became a member and I had a conversation with this lad, Bellow, now 81, recalled. It was Tony Jacklin; that is how I first met him. He was a kid in the shop, a lot of personality, full of himself. There was something special about him. You couldnt help but like him. No one ever taught him how to make a speech or to be a leader. He just had it in him. He did it all by himself.Jacklin would become the rare foreign golfer to play events on what is now known as the PGA Tour. Not since the 1940s had British golfers come to America with the purpose of making it here, but Jacklin wanted to play against the best. It is how he became friendly with the likes of Jack Nicklaus and other American stars. He felt welcomed by them.Playing full time in America, Jacklin won twice at PGA Tour stops in Jacksonville, Florida, and the 1970 U.S. Open at Hazeltine National -- the only victory by a European player at the tournament between 1929 and 2009. He also won the 1969 Open at Royal Lytham & St. Annes -- where he became the first British player to win the tournament in 18 years. He was awarded the Order of the British Empire (O.B.E) by Queen Elizabeth II in 1970. (And the C.B.E., Commander of the British Empire, in 1990.)Jacklin won 27 times as a professional, including eight times on the European Tour, which wasnt formed until 1972. Along the way, he played in 48 major championships, posting 17 top-25 finishes. And he played the Ryder Cup seven times, never on a winning team but still posting a very respectable individual record of 13-14-8 from 1967 through 1979.His major titles made him a revered figure at home and he enjoyed the spoils of success, building a mansion in the Cotswolds and driving a Rolls-Royce. Super agent Mark McCormack of International Management Group provided plenty of opportunities off the course, and Great Britain latched onto its latest sports icon.He was a hero in those days, Bellow said. He was a very fine young man, just special. There was just something about him. He was a celebrity who went from being ordinary to being The Open champion in a country craving and desperate for an Open champion. All of a sudden his life changed and at times it was hard to cope with.He was an enthusiastic golfer who had a great week and now his face is all over the world. Hes playing in America. Hes buying houses. Its a classic story of a local bloke who comes from nowhere.At his second Ryder Cup as a player, Jacklin went 4-0-2 in 1969, when the match ended in a 16-16 tie. Two of those four victories were against Nicklaus, including the first Sunday singles encounter that preceded the famous Concession. It was the first time Jacklins side had not lost since 1957.Facing a 2-footer for par on the 18th green -- after Nicklaus had made a par putt from 4? feet -- to tie both their match and the Ryder Cup, Jacklin saw Nicklaus reach over, pick up the coin that was marking the British golfers ball, and concede the putt. The gesture meant the Nicklaus-Jacklin match was tied, as was the overall Ryder Cup match, meaning the United States retained the Cup.God only knows what he must have been thinking, Jacklin said. All of a sudden, hes got a 4?-footer to make (after running a birdie putt past the hole), and if he misses, his team loses the match. And then, in a split second he holes the putt and hes picking his ball out of the hole, and he picks my marker up at the same time. So hes run it all through his mind. He must have. But it was a spontaneous gesture.Nicklaus knew what a revered figure Jacklin was in his homeland (the event was played at Royal Birkdale in England) and said he expected Jacklin would make the putt -- but didnt want to take the chance that he might miss it.I didnt think it was in the spirit of the game to make him have a chance to miss a 2-footer to lose the matches in front of his fans, Nicklaus said.The act of sportsmanship is still cited as one of the games great moments -- not that everyone agreed with it. U.S. captain Sam Snead was said to be furious, and other members of the U.S. team grumbled that they were there to win and not be good sports.But it would be the only time in most of those U.S. players careers where the U.S. Ryder Cup effort was ever remotely in doubt. Jacklin would play in the Ryder Cup five more times, never sniffing a team victory.For a successful competitor such as Jacklin, it was frustrating. And he continued to get the sense that there was no plan, no will to try and change the outcome. And when he was left off the team in 1981 by captain John Jacobs, Jacklin vowed to put the Ryder Cup out of his memory. He was so angry, he wanted no part of the Ryder Cup or the people running it.They just must have thought all they had to do was keep turning up, Jacklin said. Thats the most important thing, Lets turn up. I had been on the receiving end of a few thrashings. Theres no pride for me in just turning up. At that point, I was pretty much done with the Ryder Cup. I was upset with the way I had been treated.The Concorde and cashmereIn May 1983, Jacklin, who was about to turn 38, saw his career winding down. He had putting problems, and he wasnt performing up to his standards. He has often said he never quite got over Lee Trevino chipping in on the 71st hole at Muirfield in 1972, where Jacklin felt he had an excellent chance at a second Claret Jug and a third major title in four years.Tied on the par-5 17th, Trevino appeared on his way to a bogey or worse, having hit his fourth shot over the green. Trevino seemed to have given up, taking little time to assess his fifth shot, all but slapping at the ball -- and it somehow went in for a par. Stunned, Jacklin 3-putted for bogey and never seriously contended in a major again.A year later, he retreated from America, the rigors of travel taking their toll. He and his first wife, Vivien, had three kids, and traveling back and forth became disillusioning.It was while preparing for a European Tour event in the spring of 1983 at Sand Moor Golf Club near Leeds that he was approached on the driving range by Colin Snape, the secretary of the British PGA, and Ken Schofield, the executive director of the European Tour.Knowing full well where Jacklin stood on the matter of the Ryder Cup, they nonetheless after considerable debate asked him to be the captain later that year against the United States in, of all places, Nicklaus backyard; the Golden Bear would captain the U.S. team for the first time in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida -- just a few miles from his home.You could have knocked me down with a feather, Jacklin said.He was still seething about the way he was treated in 1981. Jacklin had been 13th in the European Tours Order of Merit and in need of a pick for the 12-man team. Jacobs instead selected Englishman Mark James (who would captain the 1999 European squad at Brookline) over Jacklin.Jacklin thought it outrageous that James be included over him; James and teammate Ken Brown had acted so poorly during the 1979 Ryder Cup that both were later fined, with Brown suspended a year from the tour.James behaved abominably at the 79 matches, which was the first European match, Jacklin said. He was disruptive. He let the whole side down. Even the Americans knew something was going down and it was a major factor. Doing childish things, being bloody-minded about the whole thing. It tore down any team spirit.Having had my experiences in America and having won my major championships, I realized we werent approaching it in a very professional manner. I knew the American way by then ... the professionalism that America brought to the table when it came to the matches. All that said, the James-Brown thing, the unprofessional way we were approaching it, there was no way we were ever going to win it.Not only was Jacklin left off the team, but so, too, was Spains Seve Ballesteros, Europes emerging star who had won The Open in 1979 and the Masters in 1980. In his first Ryder Cup in 1979, Ballesteros won only one match, but it was clear his talents would be necessary to have any chance going forward.The European Tour and British PGA had banned Ballesteros from the Ryder Cup because of his demands for appearance fees at various tournaments. (The irony is the European Tour has for years looked the other way at a practice that continues today.)I was also angry at the way Seve had been treated because he was a very proud guy, Jacklin said. Arguably the best player in the world. And they banned him from playing because his manager was asking for appearance fees. ... But they never sat Seve down and said, How can we accommodate each other? What can we do? That never happened. They just sat there and were dictating.Also notable was the late date. Ryder Cup captains today are typically named at least 18 months in advance, sometimes longer. It was nearly June and the Ryder Cup was only four months away. Europe didnt have a captain and didnt have its best player.There had been delays in coming to a decision following the heavy defeat at Walton Heath in 1981, Schofield said. Some of the committee had wanted to stick with the practice of a ceremonial type captain as a form of thank you for past service. Whereas the young committee members -- led by Bernhard Langer -- wanted the best possible captain who would still be in touch with the players.So after a number of adjourned meetings, the younger guys won the day, and Tony was the nomination. I approached him knowing he may have to be won over.That is a nice way of saying it. Jacklin was so shocked he couldnt give an answer. He retreated to Bellows home to ponder a decision he never dreamed he would face.It was the furthest thing that I ever should be approached about it, he said. I had fallen out with them. And I decided to go on my own way. Having done that and had a few hours, I thought it might be an opportunity to put things the way I think they ought to be. When it came to the meeting, I basically didnt care whether I did it or not. And if they had said no to any of it, I would have walked. I would have turned around and left.Jacklin demanded three captains picks (he would eventually get this, but due to the late time of his choosing in 1983, the European Tour took 12 players straight off the money list.) He wanted a team room, something never before used at a Ryder Cup. He was adamant that the team have first-class travel to America via the Concorde and top-notch accommodations. And he insisted on the finest clothing -- shoes, golf bags, pants, shirts, rain suits, everything.It had particularly galled Jacklin that in Ryder Cups in which hed played, the team never had proper footwear. I remember him distinctly talking about plastic shoes, his friend Bellow said.I said I want carte blanche to address these things, Jacklin said of the meeting he had with Schofield, Snape and others on a committee charged with pursuing a captain. They kept saying OK. Went through the list. Whatever you want. And I said on that basis, Ill do it.Waiting outside the room to hear the outcome was Lord Derby, a cousin of Queen Elizabeth II and also the president of the British PGA. He was relieved Jacklin had agreed to take the job.I went to him and said, What about Seve? Jacklin said.Now that youve accepted the captaincy, Derby said, Hes your problem.Getting Ballesteros on boardIn 1983, the Ryder Cup was nowhere near the spectacle it has become today. It had little impact beyond the players, especially in the United States. The Americans considered it an honor to make the team, and expected a routine victory. In 1977 for example, despite being eligible, Tom Weiskopf skipped the Ryder Cup to go on an Alaskan bear hunting trip.Even after continental Europe teamed up with Great Britain & Ireland in 1979 -- an idea hatched by Nicklaus to make the Ryder Cup more competitive -- the results didnt change. And over the years, the event struggled to survive financially, typically scrambling to find sponsorship money.Television rights fees, just one of many huge revenue streams today, were virtually nonexistent, with limited exposure in Britain. For the first time in 1983, the Ryder Cup was televised in the U.S. -- for two hours on tape delay by ABC on Sunday. The Ryder Cup was still far from solid financial footing.It was against that backdrop that Jacklin asked for and received the best of everything. I had no bloody idea how they were going to pay for it, he said.Scotlands Bernard Gallacher was among those on the committee who helped push for Jacklin. He played on Jacklins first team in 1983 and then served as a vice captain for three Ryder Cups before succeeding Jacklin for his own run as captain.We needed a special person to go up against the mighty Jack Nicklaus, especially in America, Gallacher said. Because of his exceptional playing record, past Open and U.S. Open champion, Tony was the most respected figure in UK sport, far less golf.The decisive factor was persuading Seve to get behind Tonys strategy, behind the project. Tony developed a close, personal relationship with Seve that endured to the end.Convincing Ballesteros had not been an easy task. For all his greatness, Ballesteros was stubborn. His pride often overshadowed good sense. Not only had he feuded with the European Tour, but then-PGA Tour commissioner Deane Beman as well. Ballesteros felt he should be able to pick and choose his tournaments; Beman stuck to tour regulations, which required him to play a minimum number of events.But the fact he had been kept off the Ryder Cup team wounded Ballesteros. Like Jacklin, he had built up a good bit of distaste for the entire event, and had all but written it off in the future. And that was Jacklins challenge. He immediately sought a meeting, and Jacklin said it occurred the following week at the Prince of Wales Hotel in Southport, England -- in the town where The Open would be played that summer at Royal Birkdale and where the 69 Ryder Cup had been played.He spent the first half hour venting, Jacklin said. Saying this that and the other. I said, Youre preaching to the converted. He was a very proud guy and he was angry. Felt he had been slighted. I said, Were not going to be in the back of the bus anymore. Theyve promised me the best of everything.I told him I cant do it without you. Youre the best player in the world as far as Im concerned. Youre passionate about what you do. Im passionate about the fact that I think we can beat the Americans. I cant possibly do it without you.. Cheap Portland Trail Blazers Jerseys. . We can make a concerted effort to meet up on equal terms with the Americans.Once we finished the whole thing, Seve said, OK, I help you. That was the start.Indeed, it was the beginning of a run that few saw coming. In the four Ryder Cups that Jacklin captained for Europe, Ballesteros never lost more than one match in any of them. He played all five matches each time and went 12-4-4.In 1987, Jacklin paired Ballesteros with a 21-year-old rookie from Spain, Jose Maria Olazabal, a partnership that proved to be the best in Ryder Cup history. They went 11-2-2 together, playing every team match through 1991 and three more in 1993.Ballesteros would go 20-12-5 in his eight Ryder Cup appearances, with two victories and a tie under Jacklin and another win in 1995, his last Ryder Cup. Ballesteros, who died in 2011 after a long battle with cancer, also captained the European side to victory in 1997.Changes in attitudeThe Concorde was a British-French supersonic jet that traveled at twice the speed of sound with seating for more than 100 people. It was luxury in the sky, and the fact that a plane could go from London to New York in approximately three hours made it the journey of envy. (The plane and service was discontinued in 2003.)The U.S. Ryder Cup team had used the Concorde in 1981 while their European counterparts had typically come across the Atlantic on British Airways, in the back of bus, as Jacklin said. His concerns about paying for it were alleviated when the European Tour and British PGA sold seats on the plane at a premium to supporters who wanted to travel to America and watch the matches.The new captain had gone to Florida shortly after securing Ballesteros participation to find a suitable hotel as well as meeting space at PGA National that is now commonly referred to as the team room.Wed never had one, Jacklin said. Wed huddle in the locker room or have these cramped meetings and then everyone would disperse that night. I wanted that to be where the players could come all the time. They could eat and drink and relax. They could talk. We could talk strategy. That would be our place to jell.A clothing company was secured to provide appropriate uniforms, including pants, shirts, sweaters, rain gear -- and shoes. And nice golf bags were part of the package, too.Back then it was the good old British PGA who were in control of it, and Tony said, This has got to change. Youve got to treat the guys the same, said Nick Faldo, who would succeed Jacklin as Britains best golfer, going on to win six major championships; Faldo played in his first Ryder Cup in 1977. If we go there with plastic golf bags, which we did moons ago, and part of our wardrobe was a raincoat, I mean ... goodness me. We didnt feel like golfers.And we got walloped all the time. And finally after 1983 when we showed how close we could get ... youve got to stand up on the first tee and not afford feeling a couple down to your opponents. He upped the standards.Said Langer: Tony was a very good leader. He had some great ideas. He was a player himself and played under different captains. He saw what they did and didnt do. He started paving a road that wasnt paved before.Faldo was joined on that 83 team by Ballesteros, Langer, Ian Woosnam and Sandy Lyle, players that would all go on to win major championships. Another member of that team was rookie Paul Way, who was only 20 years old at the time.Way epitomized what Jacklin was able to do as a captain, meshing his youth with the savvy and skill of Ballesteros. They played all four team matches together, going 2-1-1. Way then beat Curtis Strange in singles.Tony gave us belief, really, said Way, now 53, living in England and playing occasionally on the European Senior Tour. And Seve was fantastic. It was incredible to be paired with him for four matches. He was like a second captain. Tony talked him into coming back after being left out and obviously was an integral part of the success of it, really. He loved it. He loved beating the Americans. Obviously winning at The Belfry in 85 was fantastic, but this set the ball rolling.For the first time in years, the Ryder Cup was tense. It was 8-8 after two days in 1983, with singles left to decide it. Ballesteros hit a miraculous shot from a fairway bunker on the 18th hole -- with a 5-wood -- to earn a tie with Fuzzy Zoeller. Faldo, Langer and Way won their matches, and only when American Lanny Wadkins knocked his wedge shot to within inches on the 18th hole to earn a tie with Jose Maria Canizares did the Americans secure the victory.The 14? to 13? win was the closest Ryder Cup outcome since the celebrated tie in 1969.We had lost by a single point and were devastated, Jacklin said. But Seve recognized we shouldnt be so sad. He said, This is a victory for us. It was the best wed ever done in America by miles. Of course it still hurt. But he was right. We took a giant step that year. Instead of the bravado Id experienced in the 60s and 70s, this manifested itself in confidence. Thats a hell of a lot different than bravado. It was a huge disappointment, but at least it was a match.In hindsight, going over the list of things wed done to change, I didnt see anything wrong with the way wed done it. Wed just gotten beat, plain and simple. Everything was great about the week.Victory, finallyDespite the euphoria surrounding the close call in 1983, the fact remained that the European/GB&I team had not won since 1957, which Jacklin attended.It was such an inspiring thing for me, seeing these great players, he said.And it wasnt lost on Jacklin that after 28 years he could be the one to deliver that elusive victory at The Belfry, a resort just outside of Birmingham, England that had three courses and would become the model for future Ryder Cup venues -- a place that was willing to pay dearly for the right to host the event and thereby gain exposure.When we arrived at The Belfry in 85, the nucleus of the team was more or less the same, Jacklin said. And there was a sense of expectation in front of a home crowd because of what wed achieved in 83 despite being beat in the end. That confidence as opposed to bravado was there. That was the thing that would change the outcome.The U.S. was still a prohibitive favorite, captained by Trevino -- Jacklins nemesis at the 72 Open. A year prior, Trevino had won the PGA Championship for his sixth major title. As a player, he had competed in six Ryder Cups, never playing on a losing team, the only close call coming during that 1969 tie.Like many of his predecessors, Trevino operated under the mantra that he could simply send his guys out to play. No sense in fretting over pairings and the like. Put players together who wanted to be together and let them go. Eleven of his 12 players were once or future major championship winners.It was also common to save the best players for last. In 1969, for example, it was no coincidence that Jacklin faced Nicklaus twice on the final day, when there were two eight-player singles sessions. Although the captains submit their lineups not knowing the order and pairings of the other team, it was pretty much understood that the strength would be at the end.Im thinking, What the hell is the point of that? Jacklin said. Lets start shifting things about a bit to get some momentum. The most important thing is to get ahead. From that first one in 83, I started to do that. Sometimes put the power at the front. Sometimes in the middle. Sometimes leave an anchor man.And I leaned so hard on the major winners. I told them I was going to do that. Anybody with the mental fortitude to be able to win a major had more going for him than just a tournament winner. I saw that was part of his role.Jacklin also had no problem leaving players on the bench. In 83, rookie Gordon Brand Jr. played only in singles. Lyle played only two matches. In 85, sensing that Faldos game was off, Jacklin made the decision to play him only once before singles.The 85 match was close heading to Sunday, when the Europeans won 7? of 12 points in singles and cruised to a 16? to 11? victory -- relief and joy the overriding emotions.Winning was euphoric, he said. It was a stepping stone from 83. We took that confidence we gained there and turned that into a home victory.It would be the last Ryder Cup not televised in the United States.Winning on the roadThere was no point in messing with success. Jacklin was named captain for the 1987 Ryder Cup, and he would again go up against Nicklaus on another of his home turfs -- Muirfield Village in Dublin, Ohio.Not only was the course near Nicklaus hometown of Columbus, it was a true home game for the Americans, who were used to playing Muirfield Village during the annual Memorial Tournament that the Golden Bear had launched in 1976.But by now, however, the European team was turning into a powerhouse. Ballesteros, Langer, Faldo, Woosnam and Lyle had emerged as Europes Big Five. Olazabal came along to add more strength. Over their careers, they would combine to win 18 major championships.Tony was smart enough to ride them, said Strange, who played on all four U.S. teams that went up against the European teams captained by Jacklin. He had five of the best players in the world. They came around at the right time, pretty much the same age. And he would ride his top guys.In 1987, Ballesteros went 4-1, Langer 3-1-1, Faldo 3-1-1, Woosnam 3-1-1 and Lyle 3-1-1. Olazabal, a rookie, was 3-2. The Europeans forged a whopping 10? to 5? lead after two days, then fought off an American singles rally to win, 15-13.We rolled up at Muirfield on the Concorde, which was pretty darned impressive, and then we came wandering down the stairs in cashmere jackets, and it created an atmosphere, Faldo said. Tony kept everybody together. He wanted the whole team to get together. Rather than saying, well, Ill disappear and eat in a restaurant and see you guys tomorrow, everybody ate together. We all stayed in the houses down the first hole at Muirfield Village and he created that [feeling] you really do feel as one.Afterward, Jacklin insisted the entire team show up at a local hotel where European supporters had gathered for a celebration. The idea was to go visit with them for a few minutes, express gratitude for coming, and then get back to Muirfield Village to resume their own private party.The team walked in with the Ryder Cup and was given a standing ovation. The supposed short visit lasted hours as the players and fans reveled in the accomplishment of winning for the first time in America. Jacklin recalled Ballesteros saying he was happy to stay with all the people. It was as good as it gets, he said.Personal tragedyHaving played his major role in turning the Ryder Cup from a drama-less U.S rout into a riveting contest, Jacklin considered what to do next. He pretty much had an open invitation to captain the Europeans for as long as he wanted, but wondered if that was a good idea.I was reluctant to do it, Jacklin said. There was nowhere else to go. He had won at home. He had won on the road. He had won for the first time in 28 years, then defeated Nicklaus team on the course the Golden Bear designed. He had set the model for future Ryder Cups.Why fool with fate, smudge the record?Jacklin ultimately was convinced to do it again with a return to The Belfry in 1989. But before that would occur, he suffered through his own personal turmoil.The Jacklins had moved to Spain in 1983 -- Tony had taken a job as director of golf at San Roque Club near Sotogrande. Jacklins wife Vivien, who was 44, was running errands one day in late April, 1988. Earlier she had complained of a headache, but there had been no other signs of distress. While driving, Vivien suffered a brain hemorrhage that killed her instantly. Her car swerved off the road, where she was later found by Jacklins friend, Dave Thomas.There was no sign of this, said Bellow, Jacklins long-time friend. It was a terrible, terrible shock. I remember the funeral; (actor) Sean Connery organized everything. And of course Tony was totally distraught.Vivien was buried on May 1, just seven months after that great triumph at Muirfield Village. The celebration and all that glory seemed so distant. Suddenly, Jacklin was alone. Two close friends of his had also died that year. Thomas, who had helped him get a club pro job in Spain, became estranged from him due to a business deal gone bad.It was such a dark time that Jacklin said he contemplated suicide.A short time after Viviens death, Jacklin met a woman less than half his age, resulting in an affair that made its way to the British tabloids. The woman, Donna Methven, sold her story to Londons Sun, and the resulting backlash was devastating. Jacklin said much of what was in the story was not true, but the damage was done.He had lost this fantastic girl who had been his life partner, Bellow said of Viviens death. He was in a bad period. And [the tabloids] couldnt wait to pounce.But not long after the tabloid woes began to wane, Jacklin was visiting a neighbor and met Astrid Waagen, a Norwegian who had two children with her former husband Alan Kendall, a guitarist with the Bee Gees.Only a few months later they were married. Their son, Sean -- named after Connery -- now 25, plays on the European Challenge Tour.I knew nothing about him when I met him, said Astrid Jacklin, who now helps manage his business affairs. I asked him what his business was and he told me he was a golfer. I said, I know, but what is your business? I knew he played golf, but I didnt know you could make money playing it.Jacklin wasnt making much money playing then, his income derived from the club job as well as corporate opportunities surrounding his Ryder Cup captaincy. Aside from the £2,000 he and the other players were given as expense money for the Ryder Cup, he was not paid a salary for performing those duties.Astrid was with him when he captained the team for the final time in 1989, another tense match that ended in a 14-14 tie, meaning Europe would retain the Cup.It was time obviously after that to go, Jacklin said. I honestly thought it would have been self-indulgent to keep on doing it. As it grew in stature, things became a bit more difficult. But it was a fantastic journey.... If youd have asked me back then I wouldnt have thought the outcome would be the way its been over these years.The legacyBefore Jacklin became European captain, the U.S. led the series 20-3-1. Starting with the 1983 Ryder Cup, Europe has gone 10-5-1, including Jacklins 2-1-1 record; Europe has gone 8-2 over the past 10. The U.S. has lost three straight for the second time in seven Ryder Cups. The Americans havent won in Europe since 1993.In the aftermath of the last defeat at Gleneagles, the U.S. instituted a controversial Task Force to assess its woes and come up with a new plan of attack. All it needed to do was look at Jacklins model, which was basically all about studying the various players, matching games and personalities, making sure everyone was comfortable, and forging continuity from one Ryder Cup to the next.It seems obvious now, but Europe was stuck on losing before it went outside the box and chose Jacklin.Put quite simply, it was probably the most important decision made by the Europeans in terms of helping turn around a losing record in the matches, said Schofield, the former European Tour chief executive.Tony was the right captain at the right time. He brought Seve on board and molded a winning formula and team. His template stands today.Jacklin would serve under his former assistant Gallacher in 1991s War By The Shore won by the United States. And then Jacklin would start to think about his own golf game again.He moved to Florida in 1993 to start preparing for what is now known as the PGA Tour Champions for 50-and-older golfers. He played mini-tours around the Palm Beach area and represented PGA National -- where he had captained his first Ryder Cup -- to hone his game. After turning 50, he won in his fourth start. He played 109 events over four years, winning twice and posting 12 top-10s, earning some $1.1 million.But Jacklin tired of the travel. He got into golf course design -- he and Nicklaus collaborated on The Concession course and development in Bradenton, and for a time he represented the Greenbrier Resort in West Virginia before settling in Bradenton 16 years ago. Today he makes corporate appearances, plays a little golf and works on those drawings.Tony was an icon, Nicklaus said. He was a major champion, having won the British Open and the U.S Open and he played in several Ryder Cups. Tony was a hero throughout the U.K. and all the Ryder Cup players of that era looked up to him. He was their star. And he was very enthusiastic and passionate about the Ryder Cup.That passion still exists today. Jacklin lives full time in America where dreams come true, he said. But he understandably still bleeds for Europe. He and Astrid will be at Hazeltine this week as guests of the European Tour, and if they look upon the landscape where Jacklin long ago captured the U.S. Open, theyll see vast grandstands, huge hospitality venues and thousands upon thousands of spectators.If he were so inclined, Jacklin could claim his fair share of credit for all the opulence. Before him, the Ryder Cup struggled to be relevant. Now it rivals the Masters for the biggest event in golf.But for Jacklin, it was really all about pride. About excelling when given an equal opportunity. About molding superstar individuals into a team. About standing up to the vast nation he loved, but one he dearly wanted to beat.A tour of his home eventually leads to the room filled with golf memorabilia, the numerous drawings created by Jacklin as well as various photos and paintings.One stands out: a large portrait mounted over the fireplace, Jacklin wearing the yellow sweater vest he had on that day at The Belfry in 1989 when Europe celebrated again.And there is Jacklin hugging the Ryder Cup -- as if he owns it. Youth NFL Jerseys Cheap Cheap NFL Womens Jerseys Youth NFL Jerseys Wholesale Youth NFL Jerseys Cheap Cheap NFL Black Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys From China ' ' '

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