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von chenwen121314 01.03.2019 14:01

The Washington Mystics started the final stretch of the regular season by snapping a seven-game losing streak with one of their most impressive wins of the season. Cheap Shoes Authentic .They will try to back it up with another victory on Sunday.In need of strong finish to have a chance at the playoffs, Washington hosts the struggling San Antonio Stars at Verizon Center.The Mystics (9-16) moved into eighth place in the league standings with Saturdays 92-69 road win over the Indiana Fever. The top eight teams, regardless of conference, qualify the postseason.Guard Taylor Hill scored 19 points and Emma Meesseman added 17 points for the Mystics.Washington shot a sizzling 52.5 percent from the floor and connected on nine 3-pointers. The Mystics pulled away from the Fever with a 32-point fourth quarter.The Stars (5-19) have dropped six straight games, including Fridays 84-77 loss to the New York Liberty.San Antonio saw another starter go down with an injury. Starting forward Alex Montgomery sustained a knee injury in the loss and is doubtful for Sundays game.The Stars lost leading scorer Kayla McBride for the season to a fractured right foot in early July and has not been able to recover. San Antonio is 1-6 without McBride and are last in the league in scoring, averaging 72.4 points per game.San Antonios last win, however, came against the Mystics. Monique Currie scored 20 points, Dearica Hamby added 18 points and the Stars defense limited Washington to 36.2 percent shooting in their first win over the Mystics since June 2014.San Antonio center Jayne Appel-Marinelli had a career-high 17 points and guard Moriah Jefferson added 16 in the loss. Jefferson said the Stars are trying to remain focus despite the struggles and mounting injury woes.We just want to stay focused and try to have a winning mentality, Jefferson told reporters after the loss to the Liberty. Its kind of like a new season after the Olympic break. Shoes From China . -- Mike Smith never saw his first NHL goal go in. Cheap Nike Shoes . One game after a miserable showing in Oklahoma City, Gay tied a career high with 41 points and the Sacramento Kings cruised to a 114-97 victory at the New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday night. . Goals from Jerome Boateng, Franck Ribery and Thomas Mueller extended Bayerns unbeaten run to a record 37 matches. "This record is incredible," Bayern coach Pep Guardiola said. Michaela Onyenwere, the No. 10 prospect in the espnW HoopGurlz Top 100, has committed to UCLA.I chose UCLA because of relationships, Onyenwere said. UCLA assistant coach Jenny Huth not only took an interest in my basketball abilities, but my life too. I consider her my coach and a second mom.The balance of academics and athletics as well as the connection I made with my teammates further solidified my decision.In addition to UCLA, Onyenwere, a 5-foot-11 forward at Grandview High School (Aurora, Colorado), made official visits to Tennessee, Louisville and Arizona State.Onyenwere, who has won back-to-back Gatorade Player of the Year awards in Colorado, averaged 24.5 points, 10.6 rebounds, 4.0 steals, 2.3 assists and 1.4 blocks per game last season as a junior. She is also a star on Grandviews track team, excelling in sprints.Already possessing a college-ready frame, Onyenwere is a mismatch producer and one of the most athletic players in the 2017 class.Shes the most explosive athlete Ive ever coacched, said Robert Sanchez, Onyenweres coach on the AAU New Mexico Heat Elite. Wholesale Shoes China. Shes a special player -- very intelligent and with the type of charisma you see in a person once every 10 years.Bruins coach Cori Close adds Onyenwere to a class that was already ranked among the best in the country. The Bruins also have commitments from Australian star Chantel Horvat, ranked 15th in the espnW HoopGurlz Top 100, No. 36 Kayla Owens, and Lauryn Miller, a bronze medalist with the under-16 USA Basketball team at the 2015 FIBA Americas Championship.Onyenweres commitment, which comes on the heels of No. 1 Megan Walker?choosing UConn, No. 2 Evina Westbrook?committing to Tennessee and No. 3 Rellah Boothe?selecting Texas, means just two top-10 prospects remain undeclared. No. 5 Sidney Cooks and No. 6 Chennedy Carter are both expected to announce their decisions next week. ' ' '

von chenwen121314 01.03.2019 13:55

LOS ANGELES -- Mikaela Mayer knew she was better than the high school burnout that she was in danger of becoming. Cody Allen Jersey .She had attended four schools in three years, repeatedly getting in trouble for fighting and bad grades. She was a 17-year-old occasional model with the self-awareness to realize she had no clear direction or future outside the San Fernando Valley.All I cared about was my friends, and going out and partying, and being a young, cool teenager, Mayer said. I was looking for something, but I had no idea what.One summer day, she realized something was calling her to the humble storefront kickboxing gym in an unassuming strip mall down the street from her divorced dads apartment. Instead of driving past it again, Mayer and a friend went inside.The first thing she asked the trainer was: Do you think Im too old to start competing?I was hungry for success in something at that time, because I wasnt doing well at anything, Mayer said. I was like, `I want to be good at something. Its always been inside me. Ive always had that fire. I didnt have anywhere to direct it.Almost nine years to the day after that wild child learned how to throw her first punch, Mayer will fight at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, joining gold medalist Claressa Shields as the only U.S. women boxers in Brazil.Mayer still doesnt know exactly why she first decided to punch people after a youth spent participating in everything from soccer to motocross to snowboarding. Nobody in her self-described family of hippies had been anywhere near a boxing gym.After her first workout, she knew three different ways to throw a proper punch. And she liked it.I poured all my energy into it, Mayer said. It wasnt ever just a part-time thing for me. From the day I walked into this gym, within two months, all I thought was, `I want to be the best female fighter in the world.Mayer took lessons in muay thai and kickboxing, but she dedicated herself to boxing after a back injury temporarily stopped her from throwing kicks. She became a Golden Gloves champion just a few years later -- and when the Olympics added a womens tournament in 2010, Mayer and her father, Mark, decided to chase medals.They heard about a boxing scholarship program at Northern Michigan University under revered amateur coach Al Mitchell, who has taught three U.S. Olympic teams. Before she had time to think, the LA native had been accepted to the program on Michigans Upper Peninsula.So I quit my job, said, `Later, to my boyfriend at the time, and hopped on a plane, Mayer said. I had never been to Michigan, let alone the U.P., which is a `nother thing on its own. I remember flying in there and seeing all the pine trees and 10 feet of snow and just thinking, `Where the hell am I?Mayer warmed to her cold new home, and Mitchell developed his first female pupil into a world-class fighter. Her bond with Mitchell and his fiancee became so tight that she had Mitchells initials tattooed on her right hand.The thing that makes Mikaela different is her commitment, Mitchell said. When she walked in here, I broke her down and rebuilt her. She never believed it was too hard, and she never gave up. She has toughness that got her this far, and now its getting her all the way to the Olympics. Its an incredible thing to do in that amount of time.A year after moving to Northern Michigan, Mayer fell just short of a spot on the first U.S. womens team, losing a decision to Queen Underwood at the 2012 trials. She only became more determined to catch the next wave in the evolution of her sport.Mayer made the Rio team last fall only after fending off a ferocious challenge over three qualifying fights from teenage prodigy Jajaira Gonzalez, a fellow LA-area native with a wealth of junior titles.The competition is so much tougher now than it was when I started, Mayer said. Back in 2009, if you went to a tournament and even got to have two fights, it was worth the money.With an artfully bent nose from boxing, she still takes occasional modeling work, particularly for a handbag company that sponsors her. Although she still lives in Michigan, Mayer returned to her original Valley gym last month, joyfully greeting her first coach -- and Coconut, the adorable dog she gave up when she moved.She wants an Olympic medal out of her journey, but she also wants her success to bring more attention to womens boxing. Although she has thought about turning pro, good money is scarce for female fighters outside the octagon -- but that only makes Mayer more determined to succeed in Rio.Ive always believed Id be here, but I also knew that the chances of being here were going to be slim, Mayer said. This was my dream before I knew it was possible. Michael Brantley Jersey . The International Olympic Committee released the official list of bid cities on Friday after the deadline for applications had passed. The candidates -- all previously announced in their own countries -- are: Almaty, Kazakhstan; Beijing; Krakow, Poland; Lviv, Ukraine; Oslo, Norway; and Stockholm. Matt Belisle Jersey . Giroud, who wasnt in the starting lineup for two matches after allegations about his private life and a decline in form, scored twice in the first half. Tomas Rosickys chip made it 3-0 before half time at Emirates Stadium, while defender Laurent Koscielny scored an unmarked header in the second half. . PAUL, Minn. Former Baylor All-American defensive end Shawn Oakman, the schools all-time sack leader, was indicted by a grand jury on charges of second-degree felony sexual assault in Waco, Texas, on Wednesday.Police in Waco arrested Oakman in April after a Baylor graduate student accused him of sexually assaulting her at his apartment on April 3. He was freed on $25,000 bond after his arrest.?The McLennan County District Attorneys office presented the case to a grand jury on Wednesday morning.Under Texas law, second-degree felony sexual assault typically carries a sentence of two to 20 years in state prison and a fine up to $10,000.Oakman, who was once considered a potential second- or third-round pick in this years NFL draft, went undrafted after his arrest.I think an indictment is just a prosecutors rubber stamp and requires a much lower burden of proof than one required for a conviction, which is beyond a reasonable doubt, said Michelle Tuegel, Oakmans attorney. We still have a lot of investigation and work to do in this case. Shawn maintains that the sex in this case was consensual.The woman, a Baylor graduate student, told police that Oakman forcibly removed her clothes, forced her onto his bed and then sexually assaulted her, according to a search warrant affidavit obtained by ESPN.According to the affidavit, the woman had a sexual assault examination performed at a medical center.The warrant said Oakman, who graduated from Baylor in December, said he had consensual sex with the woman.The woman told police that she met Oakman at a Waco nightclub April 3 and then returned to his duplex with him late that night. The woman toldd police that she left his duplex after she was sexually assaulted but left her underwear and an earring there. Corey Kluber Jersey. Police searched Oakmans duplex, according to the affidavit, and collected two comforters, a fitted sheet and a flat sheet from his bedroom.In a statement to ESPN, Oakmans attorney acknowledged that Oakman and the woman had a previous intimate relationship that included numerous consensual sexual encounters over a period of time before the alleged incident on April 3, 2016.We are looking forward to developing additional information about this case, Tuegel said.Oakman had 128 tackles and 17? sacks in three years at Baylor. He started his college career at Penn State but was dismissed in 2012 for allegedly stealing a sandwich and grabbing a female store clerks wrist.He is the third former Baylor player to be indicted for sexual assault in recent years.In August, defensive end Sam Ukwuachu was convicted of sexually assaulting a female Baylor athlete in October 2013 and was sentenced to 180 days in jail and 10 years of probation. Baylor reached a settlement with Ukwuachus victim in December after she filed a Title IX lawsuit against the school.In 2014, former Baylor defensive end Tevin Elliott was sentenced to 20 years in prison for sexually assaulting two female students in 2012. Two other women testified at his trial that he sexually assaulted them too. Earlier this year, one of Elliotts victims filed a federal lawsuit against Baylor for not protecting her Title IX rights. ' ' '

von chenwen121314 01.03.2019 13:48

GREEN BAY, Wis. Air Force 1 Baratas Rebajas . -- The Green Bay Packers have signed receiver Geronimo Allison and safety Jermaine Whitehead from the practice squad.Allison and Whitehead were promoted to the active roster on Monday. They replace receiver Jared Abbrederis (quad) and safety Chris Banjo (hamstring), who were placed on injured reserve.The addition of Allison may mean that all-purpose receiver Ty Montgomery will continue to get extensive snaps at running back to help replace the injured Eddie Lacy and James Starks .Allison played relatively well for the Packers in the preseason. He is an undrafted free agent from Illinois.Whitehead adds depth to the Packers secondary.Cornerback Sam Shields is on injured reserve because of a concussion. Cornerbacks Damarious Randall and Quinten Rollins have groin injuries.Green Bay also added receiver Dez Stewart to the practice squad.---AP NFL website: and Genaro Armas at: Air Force 1 Baratas Online .Y. -- Paul Byron and Matt Stajan scored as the Calgary Flames started a five-game road trip with a 2-1 overtime win over the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday afternoon. Air Force 1 Baratas . Irving scored 23 points, Tristan Thompson had 20 points and 10 rebounds and the Cavaliers beat the Denver Nuggets 117-109 on Friday night. . Belfort (24-10) needed just 77 seconds to down Henderson in the headlining bout of Saturdays "UFC Fight Night: Belfort vs. Henderson" event at Goiania Arena in Goiania, Brazil. The fight served as a rematch of the pairs 2006 meeting, which Henderson won by decision. When the Texas Rangers clinch the AL West, which could happen as early as Friday night, reliever Matt Bush wont be participating in any champagne celebration.A ginger ale celebration? Now thats one Bush can handle.I talked a little bit with [pitcher] Colby [Lewis] about it and Roy Silver, Bush said. Well see what happens. Im sure the team is prepared. I think youll probably see something similar to that.If the [topic of] alcohol is never touched or brought up, Id never be here. That was the first topic of discussion: Are you going to be able to stay sober?Silver is Bushs accountability partner. Bush, who lives with his father, doesnt carry cash or drive. Either Silver or Bushs father travels with Bush when the Rangers travel.Bush, the No.1 pick in the 2004 draft, pleaded no contest to one count of DUI with great bodily injury in 2012 and was sentenced to 51 months in prison. He was released last October, signed with the Rangers in December and has been among the reasons why TTexas is on the verge of winning its second consecutive division title and fourth in seven years. Air Force 1 España Baratas. .The Rangers will win the AL West with a victory Friday over the Oakland Athletics or a loss by the Houston Astros, who host the Los Angeles Angels.Bush is 7-2 with a 2.61 ERA with 58 strikeouts in 58 2/3 innings as a reliever and usually handles the seventh or eighth inning.When Josh Hamilton and C.J. Wilson played for the Rangers, the club typically celebrated division titles and playoff series victories with ginger ale celebrations on the field. Then those two players would hurriedly dress and leave the clubhouse, allowing the other players to celebrate with champagne.Hamilton avoided the celebrations to maintain his sobriety. Wilson did not drink alcohol.Ginger ale is my girlfriends favorite drink, Bush said. Ive had a lot of it lately. ' ' '

von chenwen121314 01.03.2019 13:43

Sri Lanka finally gave themselves a score to defend but it still wasnt enough for their first win over England of the tour. Comprar Jordan Baratas Online . Jason Roy made sure everyone knew they were on his manor with his second century of the series, and the second-highest score by an England batsman in ODIs, as the hosts cruised home with room to spare. These are strange times in what we must still refer to as the United Kingdom and Englands limited-overs revolution is also taking some getting used to.England players like to talk about confidence in terms of having your tyres pumped and Roy in this sort of form looks like a monster truck. Without his regular opening partner, Alex Hales, who was suffering from a back problem and did not bat, Roy marauded around the Kia Oval just like he has done on so many floodlit nights for Surrey. Memories of his slim returns in South Africa, where he scored 96 runs in five innings, have been subsumed by the avalanche against Sri Lanka, helping England to seal the ODIs 2-0 with one match to play.He is currently averaging 141.00 for the series, a figure which speaks for itself in stentorian tones. In one innings, his career average rose from 33.90 to a fat, round 40.00. Roys qualities had already been reaffirmed with his role in Englands rambunctious run to the World T20 final and, at the start of the tournament, he spoke of trying not to put himself under too much pressure to go out and whack it from ball one.Englands new ethos almost seems to demand as much from Roy, particularly as Hales often likes to take a bit more time to find his stride. But there is aggression, and there is aggression. Here, Roy was happy to putter along at a run a ball until the point at which he had made 24 off 25, then casually sauntered forwards and dumped Farveez Maharoof over long-on for the first of his three sixes. He had his moment of luck in Maharoofs next over, when a thin inside-edge missed leg stump by a whisker and flew away for four, and was soon into his pomp.England, aside from their sloppy performance at Trent Bridge, have located gears that Sri Lanka currently cannot find and Roy drove them towards a target that initially seemed likely to be testing as if it were a summery Sunday afternoon, rather than a cold, damp night in south London. The crowd drank in each of Roys milestones as happily as another beer from the bar but, just as he seemed set to eclipse Robin Smiths 167 - made during a 55-over game back in 1993 - he was dismissed aiming a tired swipe at Nuwan Pradeeps slower ball. His evident frustration at not finishing off the job bodes well for England.Roys hundred, the fastest of his three in ODIs, came off just 74 balls and a couple of years ago that would have been second only to Kevin Pietersen - a player Roy has been compared to (not least because of his Durban birthplace). It is a mark of how Englands game has moved at light speed that it now sits joint-ninth in the list.Im pretty happy with where Ive got to, he said. A lot of hard work has gone into it and to see the rewards is incredibly special, at my home ground, in a big game, to win a series... Im pretty stoked.England have kept faith in Surreys punkish young opener and he has begun to play like a king. Sri Lanka have a prince of their own in the ranks and on another night there would have been much heralding of Kusal Mendis. Englands rapid pursuit of their target made previous feats appear less dizzying but could not fully erase the impression of Mendis buckling his swash to fight the odds and the drizzle and give Sri Lankans something to smile about.Mendis is on the dinky side but he packs a punch. Were he from South America, he would doubtless be called la Pulga Atomica - the Atomic Flea, as Leo Messi is sometimes known. He struck seven fours in his first 18 balls, wresting back any early initiative England thought they had won from achieving a run-out in the second over, and setting the platform for their highest total of the series.At the start of the tour, Kumar Sangakkara had mentioned the former Schoolboy Cricket of the Year as a future star and Mendis will return home with a report card to make his family proud. His maiden Test half-century was the sole bright spot during Sri Lankas hammering at Headingley and he added a fifty on ODI debut in Dublin a few weeks later, before following up with another against England in Bristol.This was the first time he had pushed his score on. In his sixth ODI, it was Mendis highest knock in any form of white-ball cricket, so he could be forgiven for not quite knowing the route to a century. But he gave the Sri Lanka innings its impetus, dragging Danuska Gunathilaka along to a first fifty of the series in his wake and allowing Dinesh Chandimal and Angelo Mathews to start shovelling coal in the engine room.It is worth recording what a thoroughly miserable day this was on which to watch or play cricket. A sold-out Kia Oval shivered in the drizzle through the first half of Sri Lankas innings but returned from cover when the rain finally relented in the late afternoon. This was set to the be the highest attendance for a match at the ground in modern times, after the expansion of the Peter May stand, and in more clement conditions it would almost certainly have challenged the match between England and New Zealand here last year, which aggregated 763 runs - the most for an ODI in this country.Grey clouds scudded above the ground throughout, as the right little, tight little island of Thomas Dibdins imagination lay swaddled in murky weather and the fear of treachery. Above the pavilion, a union flag fluttered above a smaller St Georges cross. After Roys feat, the rain soon returned but this snug little island perhaps - strangely - felt just a little more secure. Comprar Jordan Baratas . Just not the game. Kyle Palmieri scored two straight goals in the third period to rally the Anaheim Ducks past the Philadelphia Flyers 3-2 on Tuesday night. Jordan Retro Baratas . Ibaka equaled a career high with 20 rebounds, adding four blocked shots and 15 points as the Thunder smothered the Milwaukee Bucks offence in a 92-79 victory Saturday night. . The Lightning are 2-0 so far on a four-game road trip, giving the club five straight wins as the guest and improving Tampas away record this season to 11-8-2. BOSTON -- A human rights group is hoping to persuade travelers from Boston and other cities to avoid flying on Qatars state-owned airline when going to the Middle East as international attention focuses on the tiny country leading up to its hosting of the 2022 World Cup.The Washington-based Alliance for Workers Against Repression Everywhere is stepping up its push for a boycott of Qatar Airways because of what it alleges are human rights violations by the country and the airline.Qatar Airways is one of the fastest-growing airlines in the world, known for its luxury service and fleet of new aircraft. This year it launched service from several major U.S. cities, including Boston, Atlanta and Los Angeles. In those cities, AWARE ran a public campaign using billboard ads, op-ed pieces and social media to urge travelers to boycott the airline.The group cites the countrys poor record on womens rights and gay rights and reports of poor working conditions for a large population of migrant workers who are building stadiums, roads, hotels and other infrastructure in Qatar as the country gets ready to host soccers World Cup. An Amnesty International report this year said migrant workers reported living in squalid conditions, having their payments withheld for months and having their passports confiscated.Progressive activist Mike Lux, a political consultant who served on the Barack Obama-Joe Biden presidential transition team and is the main organizer of the boycott, said human rights groups have found that Qatar Airlines keeps tight control over its employees, putting them in company-owned housing and not letting them leave these companny towns. Air Jordan Retro España. . Lux said the airline also has a record of discriminating against women, firing workers who get married, become pregnant or are overweight.Mostly what we want travelers to know is that this airline and the country that backs it are built on the exploitation of workers, Lux said. We want folks to understand that there are severe human rights violations in Qatar and part of the human rights violations are done by the airline itself and more of them are done by the country that owns the airlines and controls it.Qatar Airways declined to comment on the boycott on Wednesday. But in an interview with Global Atlanta in June, the airlines senior vice president in charge of customer experience, Rossen Dimitrov, called the allegations made by AWARE patently false.Qatar Airways respects the laws of every country it serves and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, sexuality, religion or nationality, Dimitrov said.He said the airline offers pay, housing, global medical coverage and other benefits that result in a highly desirable career opportunity.This week, Qatar said it was introducing long-expected reforms to policies governing its foreign-labor force. The changes still require workers to get clearance from their bosses before leaving the country.Qatar government officials said the reforms will abolish the kafala sponsorship system binding workers to their employers. Human rights activists say the reforms continue to leave workers open to exploitation by unscrupulous employers. ' ' '

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With 700 plus players set to represent 28 teams in the 2016-17 Ranji Trophy, the national selectors will have their task cut out to identity a group of back-ups to be in line with coach Anil Kumbles vision. Discount Jordan Shoes . ESPNcricinfo looks at five players who could have a breakthrough season.Kuldeep YadavKuldeep first rose to prominence at the 2014 Under-19 World Cup with his left-arm wristspin, to finish as the joint second-highest wicket-taker in the tournament. One of few positives in a disappointing campaign, Kuldeep was expected to become a regular in Uttar Pradeshs first-class set-up almost immediately. But two seasons on, opportunities continue to remain elusive, partly because conditions up north, where UP have played a bulk of their matches. The presence of Piyush Chawla, the captain and legspinner, has also somewhat stunted his progress. But his performances at IPL 2016, where he delivered at key moments for Kolkata Knight Riders, and his start to the season with the Duleep Trophy - he picked up 17 wickets in three matches - have resulted in some hope. With Anil Kumble impressing on the need to have a pool of match-ready back-ups, Kuldeeps performances could be closely monitored should he earn the state selectors nod.Mayank AgarwalIts strange that Im recognised as a Delhi Daredevils batsman than Karnataka opener, Mayank Agarwal said last year after questions were raised over his batting style: more suited to the shorter formats. Those doubts may have been put on the back burner for the time being though. Agarwal came into his own during the season-opening Duleep Trophy, where he struck 420 runs in five innings, including a career-best 161.That he featured in just 19 first-class games since his debut in November 2013 was largely due to Karnatakas top-heavy batting line-up. The presence of KL Rahul and Robin Uthappa coupled with Agarwals inability to build on starts led to him being left out at various stages during Karnatakas treble-winning run in 2014 and 2015. With Rahul likely to slot back in to Indias Test line-up for the England series once he recovers from a hamstring injury, and Manish Pandey and Karun Nair in the mix for a middle-order berth, Agarwal will be one of the batting lynchpins. Having already represented India A in the limited-overs tri-series last year against Australia and South Africa, where he was the highest run-getter, consistent scores for Karnataka could further help him break into the national team.Shreyas IyerIf performances are the criterion for selection, Shreyas Iyer has done most things asked of him in his first two Ranji Trophy seasons. He followed up his debut season, where he made 809 runs, to become the highest run-getter last season (1321 runs), with four centuries, including a one from a dire situation in the final against Saurashtra in Pune. Only VVS Laxmans tally of 1415 runs for Hyderabad in 1999-2000 is higher than Iyers. In his innings of 117 in the final, he also went past the Mumbai record for most runs in a season, held by Wasim Jaffer (1260 runs in 2008-09). Iyer scored those runs at an average of 73.78 and strike rate of 92.70. The impressive performances have earned him a call-up to the India A team. Another impressive Ranji Trophy season could make it hard for the selectors to ignore him.Jayant YadavThe tall offspinner from Haryana has been on the radar since 2014, and is currently part of Indias Test squad for the home series against New Zealand. That he finds himself on the fringes was largely due to his performances for India A in Australia, where he picked seven wickets in two outings. Prior to that, he was part of Indias squad for the limited-overs series in Zimbabwe.Swinging conditions in Lahli have somewhat prevented him from bowling long spells, but he has used those opportunities to channelise his batting too - his career best of 211 not out in his second first-class season against Karnataka in 2012 being an indication of his potential. His threat with the ball has surfaced when Haryana have played away. With matches set to be played at neutral venues this season, Jayant has an opportunity to further boost his claim.He first rose to prominence in 2014-15, when he began the season with a six-for and took 13 wickets against Saurashtra in Rajkot. He was rewarded with selection for the India A squad for the home series against South Africa A and Bangladesh A last year. Jayant earned a berth in the India A squad for the tour of Australia in July-August this year after his season-ending performance in March; he claimed eight wickets for Rest of India against Mumbai in the Irani Cup, and remained unbeaten on 19 when his side completed their historic chase of 480.Nathu SinghThe Rajasthan pace bowler is widely regarded as one of the fastest in India today, but apprehensions have been raised about him going a similar way to Munaf Patel. Perhaps this is why his second full first-class season could be crucial to his development. He impressed in the Duleep Trophy, picking up eight wickets including a six-wicket haul in the opener. The manner in which he hustled the batsmen for pace and swung the ball late earned praise from selectors and opposition captains. He was complimented for the same qualities when he played for the Board Presidents XI in a tour game against South Africa in Mumbai last year. 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SAN DIEGO -- The San Diego Padres recalled left-hander Keith Hessler and utility player Patrick Kivlehan from Triple-A El Paso on Saturday.Kessler, who went 1-1 with a 2.95 ERA in 28 outings at El Paso, is making his fifth appearance with the Padres.Kivlehan was acquired off waivers on Aug. 4 fromm the Mariners and hit . Cheap Real Jordans Free Shipping. 341 in 12 games at El Paso.The Padres optioned lefty Ryan Buchter, who was 3-0 in 54 innings, and infielder Nick Noonan to El Paso. ' ' '

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RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil -- World Cup champion Spain routed the Pacific islanders from Tahiti 10-0 on Thursday at the Confederations Cup -- a result that wasnt as bad as some had suggested beforehand. Cheap Asics Shoes . Tahiti coach Eddy Etaeta said he feared Spain might get as many as 20 goals. Still, the winning margin was the largest in a Confederations Cup match. The previous record margin for the World Cup test-run tournament was six, when Brazil beat Saudi Arabia 8-2 in 1999 and when Brazil beat Australia 6-0 in 1997. Fernando Torres, who missed a penalty late in the match, scored four goals. David Villa added three goals, David Silva two and Juan Mata one. Tahiti was the crowd favourite at the Maracana stadium with Brazilians wildly cheering the underdogs and jeering Spain. When Spanish midfielder Mata tried to score with a bicycle kick with the score at 4-0, the effort was met with loud booing. "They (Brazilians) are always on the side of the underdog, meaning Tahiti," Spain coach Vicente Del Bosque said. "I believe the fans respected the show and enjoyed the match." Torres miss from a penalty late also drew wild cheers. The ball bounded off the crossbar and Tahiti keeper Mikael Roche raised his hands in celebration -- as if hed stopped it. The match had the tone of a practice game -- or an exhibition. Even before it began, the outcome was never in doubt. The spirit was set by Tahiti coach Eddy Etaeta, who put a flower lei around the neck of Spanish coach Vicente del Bosque. Etaeta, who called playing Spain a "Christmas present," warned before the match that Spain might score 15 or 20 goals. "We lost 10-0 but we won the hearts of the Brazilian public. So obrigado, obrigados a tudos," he said after the game, saying Thank You everyone in Portuguese. Etaeta said it was frustrating that his team was now better known in Brazil than at home. Tahitian players also draped trinkets around the neck of the Spanish players just before the start, another gesture of friendship and respect. Tahiti attacked from the start and was just 1-0 down after 15 minutes, making light of the gulf between the world champions and a team made up of amateurs who hold down day jobs. But that did not last long, with Spain leading 4-0 at the break. The match was lopsided, but there have been worse. The Tahitians tired in the second half and only found their way into the Spanish half a handful of times. Spain added six and could easily have added plenty more. Despite letting in 10, Roche made several fine saves to the joy of the Brazilian crowd. "They would have loved to have scored one single goal," Etaeta said. "It didnt happen, theres something missing really. Theyre a bit disappointed." The match was lopsided, but there have been worse. The largest margin of victory in a FIFA match came in 2001, when Australia beat American Samoa 31-0 in Oceania qualifying for the World Cup. In the World Cup, the record is nine, set three times. Hungary beat South Korea 9-0 in 1954, Yugoslavia routed Zaire 9-0 in 1974 and Hungary defeated El Salvador 10-1 in 1982. The biggest rout in soccer history happened in 2002 when Stade Olympique de lEmyrne scored 149 own-goals in a match against AS Adema in Madagascar in protest of what it claimed was partial refereeing. Discount Asics Shoes .5 million, one-year contract on Friday. Hawkins, who turns 41 in December, will compete with Rex Brothers for the closers role at spring training. Wholesale Asics Shoes . Their 38th instalment is arguably their biggest fight card to date, including three-title fights and a main event which was selected by the fans. The promotion boasts 14-straight years of business and is operated by MFC president Mark Pavelich, who is often overlooked in this country for the foundation hes established for MMA in Canada. . PAUL, Minn. DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Brandon Tabb scored 22 points and Bethune-Cookman needed overtime to defeat Florida College 81-79 on Saturday.Diamante Lewis stole the ball and drove for the game-winning points on a layup with just over a minute remaining in overtime as Florida College, a small USCAA Christian school, missed its final three shots. Lewis basket made it 80-79 and Tabb added the final point, making one of two foul shots with two seconds left.Lewis finished with 16 points as did Quinton Forrest, Reggie Baker addded 14. Cheap Asics Shoes Online. Tabb hit five 3-pointers with seven rebounds and four assists. Jeffrey Altidort led with seven assists.Anthony Allen led the Falcons (3-9) with 22 points and 11 rebounds. Kent Hegarty tossed in 15 points, Eddie Moralobo 13 and Zach Brock 10.Florida College led by as many as 10 in the second half before Lewis tied it at 70-70 on a pair of foul shots to force overtime. ' ' '

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LAC DE PAYOLLE, France -- Briton Steve Cummings cast aside all his disappointment for missing out on selection for the Olympic Games with a solo performance that smacked of panache to win the first mountain stage of the Tour de France on Friday. Authentic Shoes Wholesale .Cummings (Dimension Data), 35, won the 162.5-kilometer seventh stage, from LIsle Jourdain to Lac de Payolle in the Pyrénées, by 1 minute, 4 seconds ahead of both South Africas Daryl Impey (Orica-BikeExchange) and Spaniard Danny Navarro (Cofidis), who finished at the same time. Then came Italian Vincenzo (Astana) in fourth at 1:58, Belgian race leader Greg Van Avermaet (BMC) in fifth at 2:57 and Spaniard Luis Angel Mate (Cofidis) in sixth at 4:29. Mate was first in a peloton that had been controversially stopped after the inflatable one kilometre to go arch collapsed moments before they passed under; the arch fell on Briton Adam Yates (Orica-BikeExhange), who had attacked the peloton to try to claim the young riders white jersey.A spectator came too close to the structure and, with his belt, he caught it on the cable, Philippe Sudres of Amaury Sport Organisation, the Tour de France organizer, told Cyclingnews. The cable powered the generator that powered the arch, the inflatable. We know that from a witness who was there and who talked to the police. We will reinforce the security around the structure so that this doesnt happen again. In maybe 10 to 15 years, something like this has never happened. It was an accident, not someone looking to break it.With his chin bloodied, Yates finished behind the peloton that was later given the same time -- with Yates included -- and taken with three kilometres to go. Yates needed stitches to his chin and later said he had also hurt his shoulder, wrists and sustained banged up knee.But the Brit still had cause for celebration. The race jury later awarded him the white jersey because he was ahead of the best young riders leader, Frenchman Julian Alaphilippe, by more than his six-second deficit at the three kilometres to go mark. The jersey will be presented to him before Saturdays Stage 8, 184km from Pau to Bagnères de Luchon in the Pyrénées, which includes five categorized mountains and a downhill finish.Fridays stage saw Van Avermaet hold on to his yellow jersey for Saturday, in which he will go into the second mountain stage with an extended overall lead of 5:50 on Yates, who is now second overall, and 5:51 on Alaphilippe, who has dropped a place. But the stage also stood as a reminder of how extreme and left field the challenges of racing in a Tour can be.Steve Cummings: The Tour is the biggest race on earthCummings victory was superbly executed and deserving of the laurels that came, no matter the significance of it after he was snubbed by British selectors for Rio. Initially bitter -- especially after winning four World Tour races in 12 months (now five) -- he called for the sacking of British coach Rod Ellingworth, also the performance coach of the British Sky team from which four of the five riders picked are from: Chris Froome, Geraint Thomas, Ian Stannard and Peter Kennaugh. The fifth rider picked was Yates, whose team is Australian.I think we need a new coach because of a conflict of interest, Cummings said to on July 1. Thats my opinion and maybe Ill never ride for GB again, but if thats the way it is, then thats the way it is. If you win the races Ive won this year, in the way Ive won them, and you dont get picked then you might as well say what you think.However, Cummings said he has moved on after losing an appeal following Fridays win in a stage in which he was one of a 29-strong rider breakaway that formed early. He broke away from a diminished group with 27km to go, then led all the way up to the summit of the first category Col dAspin and down seven kilometers to the finish. The Olympics is the Olympics, he said when asked if the Rio snubbing motivated him. They made the selection, so I am over it. As an athlete you just deal with disappointment.You just move on to the next thing. It was a blessing in disguise having the Tour de France because this is the biggest show, the biggest race on earth. It is much bigger than any Olympic Games. I am just delighted the team gave me the opportunity and believed in the strategy.Cummings, a professional since 2005 and whose first of the grand tour stage wins was in the 2012 Vuelta a Espa?a, is enjoying his best season with a stage win in each of the Tirreno-Adriatico, Vuelta al Pais Vasco and Critérium du Dauphiné races before the Tour. However, his Stage 14 win to Mende in last years Tour was a major turning point for him.That was the dream last year, and when you reach for a while after it, honestly, I didnt know what I was going to do. I was like, What do I do now? What do I? I was lost after it for months. Then when I understood what it was I did; I wanted to do it again. It also gave me the confidence to believe in myself. It took me ages to watch it. Even now when I watch it, I dont like to watch it because it makes me all funny. But I have to watch it because it gives me the confidence of what I can do. I am not the most confident person. Now I have a little video collage that I can watch when I am not feeling so good. You think, Yeah, well, now I can do it. I just have to go.Adam Yates: I had a millisecond to react Meanwhile, after surviving the collapse of the arch, Yates will feel sore and tight when he resumes racing on Saturday.I have a cut shoulder, he said. My wrist and knee are banged up, but Im OK.He was admirably stoic about his misfortune though, especially considering the circumstances that could have been far worse had the arch collapsed on the entire peloton. Im beyond disappointed really. Theres not much you can do. At one kilometer [to go], when it came down on me, I had no time to react, he told media at the stage finish. At the end of the day, it was good that it was just me on my own. If the peloton was there in a sprint stage -- at 70 to 80 kilometers per hour -- it wouldve been worse. I had a millisecond to react, thats not long enough to pull the brakes, the barrier came down. I hit it, I had no time to react or hit the brakes.Yates, who found himself off the front of the peloton with Irishman Dan Martin (Etixx-QuickStep) and Australian Richie Porte (BMC) just before the top of the Col dAspin, sped away on the seven-kilometer descent to the finish. He admitted he took some risks. At the top of the climb, I followed Dan Martin when he attacked. I took risk on the descent to get the white jersey. I had five or seven seconds, but thats it. My race [was] finished.Yates, racing his second Tour and third year as a professional, was even able to joke a little about his fate, saying: Im OK. I think I have four stitches. I think I crash a lot on my chin. In [the 2014 Clasica] San Sebastian I had eight stitches, then the time before seven stitches -- quite a lot of crashes on my chin, but Im OK. You get on with it. What can you do? Discount Shoes Online Free Shipping .J. -- Pitcher Carl Pavano is retiring after 14 major league seasons. Cheap Shoes Wholesale . Wilson hit Schenn from behind during Tuesday nights game in Philadelphia, earning a five-minute major for charging and a game misconduct. He has a phone hearing with the department of player safety, which limits any potential suspension to five or fewer games. . -- The Bishops Gaiters are showing they belong among the countrys top varsity football teams. Ajinkya Rahanes plate is fairly full in Test cricket. At No. 5, he has often been the leader of an Indian counterattack. In the field, he is the first-choice at first slip for the spinners. Since the away series against West Indies in 2016, he has been vice-captain. One more responsibility has fallen on his shoulders ahead of the five Tests against England at home: helping India make optimum use of the Decision Review System, especially considering the hosts will be using it for the first time in a Test series since 2011, whereas England have rarely ever played without it.It is a completely new concept for all of us, Rahane said. Well have to wait and see about the DRS, but yes, weve been discussing about this from the last series and we had some plan. Wicketkeeper is obviously very important and as a slip fielder, you have that role to convey that message to the captain and also bowler.As a batsman, you are completely involved in the game, you have to see where the ball is going and you have to convey that message to your partner. You have to be sure all the time.When asked if DRS might be a key influence on the outcome of the series, Rahane said: Yes, but that comes later on, We will spend some time explaining about DRS, how it works and how we should approach it. But the main focus is to play good cricket here. DRS obviously comes later on.We want to dominate this series, weve been playing some very good cricket in the last one, one-and-a-half years. So important to start well here in Rajkot and continue that momentum into the series.The BCCI had been, for a long time, reluctant to use DRS beecause it felt the system could not provide 100% accuracy. Shoes From China Online. MS Dhoni had previously wondered if the system existed to reach the correct decision or if it was there to protect the on-field umpires call. With time, however, the technology has improved which in turn has helped change the teams view. Since their visit to Bangladesh in 2015, Virat Kohlis first tour as full-time Test captain, India have spoken about how they were discussing the implementation of DRS. Anil Kumbles inputs must have helped - the current India coach is also chairman of the ICCs cricket committee, which has been working towards eradicating the possibility of faults in the system.In October, ICC general manager Geoff Allardice made a presentation to the BCCI about the improvements that have been made over the years. The HawkEye cameras that were used for ball-tracking in the 2011 World Cup in India recorded 50-75 frames per second. The ones in this series can record 340 frames per second. This means there is more data to calculate the predicted path of the ball - say, after it hits the pad in case of lbw decisions - and therefore less chance of error. Also with respect to the lbw protocol, the ICC has tweaked the rule to effectively make the stumps larger and as such there is the possibility that not-out calls made on the field have a high chance of being overturned by the third umpire.The BCCI is yet to reach a decision on whether it will continue using DRS after the England series. ' ' '

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OTTAWA, Ontario -- Star Canadian pole vaulter Shawn Barber tested positive for cocaine before the Rio Olympics following a tryst with a woman he met on Craigslist. Nike Vapormax Wholesale China .The 2015 world champion was permitted to compete in Brazil after it was determined he inadvertently ingested trace amounts of the banned substance through kissing. Barber called the positive test a complete shock.The Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada made its decision Aug. 11, four days before Barber competed in Rio de Janeiro, where he finished 10th. The report wasnt released until Thursday.It was quite an ordeal going into the Olympics, but everything worked out the way it was supposed to, Barber said during a conference call.The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport proposed a four-year competition ban. Barber wasnt suspended but was stripped of his 2016 national title.This has been a learning experience for Shawn, Athletics Canada, the nations governing track and field body, said in a statement. He is a young athlete learning how to compete on the field of play, and prepare away from it.According to the report, Barber used cocaine July 8, the night before he won the Canadian title in Edmonton, Alberta. He had posted in the casual encounter section of Craigslist for a professional person to engage in a sexual rendezvous as a way to relieve stress. He specified he wanted a woman who was drug- and disease-free, the report said.The woman, referred to as W in the report, testified that she consumed cocaine before she met Barber and then again in the bathroom of his hotel room. She said at his hearing he could not have known shed used the drug, and she felt horrible about what happened.The woman also said she had consumed a 26-ounce bottle of vodka that night and had four or five drinks before meeting Barber. She said he declined her offer of a drink. The two did not exchange money, the report said.Arbitrator Ross Dumoulin wrote in his decision that the encounter was a pre-meditated effort by Barber to have a sex with a stranger in a hotel room. Exercising utmost caution would require him to have made inquiries to satisfy himself that there was no cocaine involved, he added.Barber was a strong hope for a medal at the Rio Olympics after winning the 2015 world title in Beijing. But he struggled in the rainy conditions in Rio.Last fall, Barbers father, George, was banned by Athletics Canada. 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DENVER -- The Los Angeles Rams locked up Tavon Austin to a four-year extension that will keep the dynamic wide receiver with them through the 2021 season, the team announced Saturday, just before its preseason game against the?Denver Broncos.A source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter that the deal is worth $42 million, including $30 million guaranteed, and contains incentives that could elevate its value to $52 million.?The deal will be tacked on to Austins rookie contract, which extends through 2017.Im glad I feel wanted, Austin said after the Rams 17-9 loss. And I want to be here. Thats the main thing. Im going to keep on going, day in and day out, be the same Tavon Austin. The same one. Im really thankful.Austin, the eighth overall selection in the 2013 draft, significantly increased his production in 2015. A 5-foot-8, 176-pound receiver, he set career highs in receptions (52), yards from scrimmage (907) and touchdowns (10), prompting the Rams to pick up his fifth-year option for 2017 in May.Now Austin, 25, will be paid like a true No. 1 receiver.Austins extension carries an average annual value of $10.5 million, the 12th highest at his position, behind A.J. Green, Alshon Jeffery, Julio Jones, Dez Bryant, Demaryius Thomas, T.Y. Hilton, Doug Baldwin, Keenan Allen, Vincent Jackson, Jeremy Maclin and Larry Fitzgerald.Austin will make a base salary of $2,143,773 in 2016 annd is set to make $12,268,000 in 2017. Discount Nike Vapormax. Tavon has been an integral part of our offense and special teams since we drafted him in 2013, Rams coach Jeff Fisher said in a statement. It is important to our organization to retain players weve drafted and invested in, and Tavon is an example of that. Were excited for him to continue his career with the Rams.Austin has yet to reach even 500 receiving yards, let alone 1,000. But he is a versatile, primary playmaker for a receiving corps that has been considered among the worst in the NFL. He can impact games as a passer, runner and punt returner, and the Rams seemingly wanted to secure him as the No. 1 target for rookie quarterback?Jared Goff.Austins role is expected to increase this season, in the passing game and out of the backfield, under offensive coordinator Rob Boras and new passing game coordinator Mike Groh. His deal was finalized on Saturday morning. And prior to that nights game, Austin found Rams owner Stan Kroenke, who has owned a multitude of sports franchises in the city.I hugged him, Austin said. I told him, Thank you. He helped me and my family out. Thats the God-honest truth. He told me I deserve it. I told him Im going to be a hundred percent, day in and day out. Same person. ' ' '

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SEATTLE -- Two years have passed since the Seattle Seahawks gave up on their experiment. Clearance Nike Free Running Shoes .Percy Harvin was the subject of Seattles trial, seeing if one of the most dynamic talents in the NFL could mesh and supplement the structure of the Seahawks system.The results of the Harvin experience were so muddled and so incomplete that two years after Harvin was traded midseason from Seattle to the New York Jets, its still difficult to provide a definition to his time with the Seahawks.Yes, he did have a part in the Seahawks winning their only Super Bowl title. Yes, he caused internal strife that eventually led to his departure from Seattle.But ask those who shared the locker room with Harvin during his time in Seattle and as he prepares for an unexpected NFL return with the Buffalo Bills visiting the Seahawks on Monday night, and there is no criticism of Harvins time in the Pacific Northwest.I loved him when he was here. I loved him as a person and as a teammate, Seattle linebacker Bobby Wagner said. Im excited that hes back on the field.Of course its this week that Harvin is coming out of retirement. The story line is just too good. With Buffalo thinned at wide receiver because of injuries, Harvin was the option turned to by the Bills for additional depth.Whether he is active and how much he plays on Monday night is still to be determined, although Buffalo coach Rex Ryan sounded confident that Harvin would play against the Seahawks.He looks good out there, Ryan said. You know the conditioning part of it and doing the football-specific things, obviously, theyre not to where he would be if he was here the whole time. But I think he can help us.Harvin has led a nomadic NFL existence since he was traded from Minnesota to Seattle before the 2013 season. He spent all of 1+ seasons in Seattle, appeared in six regular- season games and scored just one touchdown.He had a pair of locker room incidents that never came to light until after he was traded in the middle of the 2014 season, and was such a bad fit for Seattles offense the best option was a trade to the Jets.When he was here, we used to say he was like the Bugatti, you just bring it out on game day, Seattle defensive end Cliff Avril said. So its kind of the same thing. They went and got a Bugatti, I guess.But for all the unfulfilled potential of what Harvins tenure in Seattle ended up being, hell forever hold some reverence for his time with the Seahawks because of his Super Bowl performance that included a 87-yard kickoff return touchdown to open the second half.Great Super Bowl, phenomenal effect he had on us then, Seattle coach Pete Carroll said. We just had to make an adjustment on the roster and we did it. It was just something we had to do football-wise.Harvins biggest issue in recent years has been injuries, a trend that started when he needed hip surgery before ever playing a game with the Seahawks.Last season with Buffalo, Harvin was limited to 19 catches for 218 yards and one touchdown before undergoing right knee surgery in January.The Bills need whatever help they can get at receiver. Top threat Sammy Watkins will miss at least another two weeks with a left foot injury. No. 2 receiver Robert Woods is playing despite aggravating an injury to his right foot. On the bright side, speedster Marquise Goodwin has been cleared to return since missing one game with a concussion.Harvin said theres no grudge toward how things went in Seattle.Im just a player who likes to play at the level I expect of myself, and the level that my peers expect me to play at, Harvin said.Ive never been a guy to hold on to grudges, to want to get back at anybody. I keep trying to tell everybody I have lot of good relationships still with the Seattle guys over there, with the player personnel, with the strength coach. Man, he still sends me emails on a daily basis.Theres still a lot of love there no matter what the perception of what things went on there. They still have love for me. I have love for them. We won a Super Bowl together. So its love over here.---AP Sports Writer John Wawrow contributed to this report.---For more NFL coverage: and Wholesale Nike Free .C. -- Al Jefferson joked that he feels he can score from anywhere on the court. Cheap Nike Free For Sale ., and Rudi Swiegers of Kipling, Sask., took sixth spot on Saturday in pairs at the NHK Trophy ISU Grand Prix figure skating competition. . 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. EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. was fined $24,309 for unsportsmanlike conduct Monday night against the Minnesota Vikings, a source told ESPN.Beckham was flagged for taunting cornerback Xavier Rhodes after he was hit late in the second quarter. Beckham appeared to say something to Rhodes and the official after the play. As a repeat offender, he received the maximum fine for the offense.The penalty was Beckhams sixth for unsportsmanlike conduct, unnecessary roughness or taunting since entering the league in 2014. It was the third time in four games this season he was fined for his on-field behavior.In Week 1, Beckham was involved in a group celebration that cost him $12,154. In Week 2, he was docked $36,000 for a hit on New Orleans Saints safety Kenny Vaccaro. The most recent fine brings his total to $72,463 through four weeks this season.After the 24-10 loss, Beckham said he wasnt happy with the flag.I just have to understand if I sneeze the wrong way, it will be a flag, he said. It will be a fine. If I tie my shoes the wrong way, it might be a fine or a flag. It is what it is. You have to understand that. As tough as it is to undderstand that for a 23-year-old who has been blessed with a lot that God has given to me -- an amazing amount of ability and amazing amount of everything -- it seems like its all working against you. Nike Free Outlet. e had his least productive game as a professional against the Vikings. Beckham caught three passes for 23 yards in the loss.But he conceded on Thursday he wasnt happy with his on-field behavior. Beckham has been fined more than $150,000 since entering the league.I think its gotten to a point where I just want to compete, Beckham said. None of the extra stuff -- I just want to compete. That never seems to be the case. You just keep smiling. Itll be straight. Itll all work itself out. Well start winning some games and help pick up this offense.The thing that kills me is that I remember when I was a kid. I remember when I looked up to someone and watched them, emulated them, he said. What Im doing is not something I would want a 6-year-old boy to be out there and learn from. Honestly, as funny as it sounds, thats really all I care about. ' ' '

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COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio States dramatic victory over Michigan last weekend was the latest edition of one of the fiercest rivalries in college sports. Cheap Nike Air Force 1 From China . But the Wolverines put aside any bitter feelings to show support after an attack that left 11 hurt on the Buckeyes campus.Michigans official athletics account on Twitter posted the message , Stay safe, Buckeyes Monday morning. After Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith tweeted his thanks to the school, Michigan responded: This is much bigger than a rivalry. (hash)BuckeyeStrong.Michigan cornerback Jourdan Lewis was one of several Wolverines who tweeted their support, writing , Sorry, I wouldnt wish it on my worst enemy. I pray no one is harmed!Ohio State beat Michigan 31-27 in double overtime at Ohio Stadium on Saturday in what ESPN says was the most-watched college football game this season. Nike Air Force 1 Clearance . "Four now," Carl Gunnarsson told the Leaf Report proudly following a 5-2 victory over New York on Tuesday night, the clubs fifth straight at home. Wholesale Nike Air Force 1 Online . Bryant, who signed a five-year, $34 million contract as a free agent with Cleveland in March, reported symptoms on Monday morning, a team spokesman said. . It is a cliché dragged out by fans and pundits regularly when discussions take place around which teams are better than others. MILAN -- Silvio Gazzaniga, the sculptor who designed the World Cup trophy, has died. He was 95.Gazzanigas son, Giorgio, said his father passed away in his sleep at home in Milan.He just didnt wake up this morning. It was a peaceful death, Giorgio Gazzaniga told The Associated Press on Monday, adding that his father had been in the hospital recently for a series of minor ailments.Silvio Gazzaniga designed and created the World Cup trophy in 1971 after Brazil retained the right to keep the Jules Rimet trophy by winning its third World Cup in 1970.The World Cup is a mythic object for the players and for all football lovers, FIFA President Gianni Infantino said. We will be eternally grateful. I express my condolences by joining the pain of the family.The 18-carat solid gold trophy weighs approximately six kilograms (13 pounds). It depicts a moment of joy: two players celebrating with their arms outstretched and a globe resting on the backs of their shoulders.The lines spring out from the base, rising in spirals, stretching out to receive the world, Silvio Gazzaniga once said, according to FIFAs website. From the remarkable dynamic tensions of the compact body of the sculpture rise the figures of two athletes at the stirring moment of victory.FIFA received 53 proposals from seven different countries for a new trophy, before optiing for Gazzanigas design. Cheap Nike Air Force 1. I designed it to reward heroism, Silvio Gazzaniga said in a 2002 interview with The Associated Press. But not superhuman heroism. Its not a conventional cup.Giorgio Gazzaniga said that his father knew his design couldnt be understood on paper, so he brought a plaster model to show FIFA.The jury understood right away that it was a very photogenic cup, Giorgio Gazzaniga said. Its easy to lift and beautiful when raised. He created a universal trophy.The FIFA contest stipulated that the winner would not hold the rights to his work and so Silvio Gazzaniga never profited directly from images of the World Cup trophy.But as compensation he gained more work on other cups, his son said. He became Mr. Cups.Silvio Gazzaniga also designed the UEFA Cup, European Super Cup and many other international trophies.But hell be remembered above all for the World Cup.Cafu, who captained Brazil to the 2002 World Cup title, tweeted, Today I think for Silvio Gazzaniga, this man designed the trophy which gave my proudest moment in sport. RIP.Silvio Gazzaniga leaves behind two children, along with grandchildren and great grandchildren.---Andrew Dampf on Twitter: ' ' '

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The No. Nike Vapormax En Oferta . 9 Washington Huskies were dominant through an easy non-conference schedule. They will be tested more rigorously as their Pac-12 season begins this weekend.Well find out quickly what we have, Washington coach Chris Petersen said.After home victories over Rutgers, Idaho and Portland State, the Huskies face a road challenge Saturday in Tucson against Arizona, which is 2-1. The game starts at 10:30 p.m. ET at Arizona Stadium.Tougher conference tests await -- the Huskies host No. 7 Stanford and then play at Oregon after this -- but the Wildcats have been known to pull off some big upsets. Arizona is 7-5 at home against top-10 teams since 2005, and it has a win over a top-10 team in each of coach Rich Rodriguezs first four seasons.When you get into your league ... I dont want to say it means more, but it means more, Petersen said.I think everybody plays pretty hard anyway, but everybody plays a little bit harder and all those type of things. And then you factor in that were going away, night game, first league game -- I know what the energy will be like in that stadium. That will feel completely different to us.Washington is on a six-game winning streak, dating to last season, having scored more than 40 points in each game.Sophomore quarterback Jake Browning has thrown nine touchdown passes in the past two games and leads the nation in passing efficiency with a rating of 206.9.I was impressed with him last year, but you can just see hes more comfortable with everything theyre doing, Rodriguez said. Hes almost spot-on in every decision, which, for a second-year player, is pretty remarkable.Washingtons first-string defense hasnt allowed a touchdown this season, and the Huskies rank 15th nationally in total defense, allowing 269.3 yards per game. Rodriguez said NFL scouts tell him Washington has at least seven players on defense who will end up playing on ranks three Huskies among the top 100 prospects for 2017 -- safety Budda Baker (No. 34), cornerback Sidney Jones (No. 47) and linebacker Azeem Victor (No. 95).Arizonas offense likely will counter with a different starting backfield combination than it had at the start of the season.Sophomore quarterback Brandon Dawkins has started the past two games in place of injured Anu Solomon, passing for 200 yards and running for 100 in both victories over Grambling State and Hawaii. The status of Solomon (knee) wasnt known early in the week, but Dawkins seems likely to start again. He is a superior running threat, while Solomon, a two-year starter, has more experience.The thing he did well (against Hawaii) was his decision-making was good, Rodriguez said of Dawkins. His eyes were in the right spot. He was decisive in all of his actions, and I think that is why he gained some confidence as the game went on.Arizona starting tailback Nick Wilson spent the second half Saturday night with his left foot in a boot, so he likely will be replaced by J.J. Taylor, a 5-foot-6, 170-pound true freshman. Taylor dazzled with 18 carries for 168 yards against Hawaii, displaying a variety of spin moves and quick cuts.He has probably learned as quickly as any true freshman I have ever had, and I have had some really good ones throughout the years, said Rodriguez, who compared Taylors style to that of Noel Devine, one of his former West Virginia backs. Hes not the biggest guy, but he has good strength and hes a very competitive person.Arizonas defense under first-year coordinator Marcel Yates -- a former assistant under Petersen at Boise State -- is a work in progress. The Wildcats allowed second-half touchdown drives of 13, 10 and 12 plays against Hawaii.Arizona is small up front, starting a couple of 247-pounders among its three down linemen. This is the area that could get exposed the most by Pac-12 teams. Washington is averaging 143.3 rushing yards per game but could turn it up against Arizona by delivering a steady dose of running back Myles Gaskin, who gained 1,302 yards last season as a true freshman.Gaskin wasnt needed much in Washingtons early blowouts -- 40 carries for 217 yards -- but he should be a bigger factor as the Huskies competition improves. Vapormax Baratas España ., and Rudi Swiegers of Kipling, Sask., took sixth spot on Saturday in pairs at the NHK Trophy ISU Grand Prix figure skating competition. Zapatillas Vapormax Baratas . -- Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson asked his players a simple question during Fridays morning shootaround: How many of them had ever been on a team 14 games over . . While hell be dialed in to that tournament on a course he loves, you can forgive him if his eyes glance down the calendar just a bit, towards April. MANILA, Philippines -- Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao confirmed Wednesday that he will come out of retirement to fight WBO welterweight champion Jessie Vargas on Nov. 5 in Las Vegas.The boxer and Philippines senator issued a statement confirming the bout, saying he would conduct his entire training camp in his home country so he can also attend to his legislative work, as he promised during the election campaign.His adviser, Michael Koncz, said there will be a promotional tour from Sept. 8-10 in Los Angeles, after which Pacquiao and his team will go home so he can attend to his Senate duties.The 37-year-old Pacquiao said he was excited to return to the ring and said he has to fight again to earn a living.Before his last fight in April, he said that he would retire. During the campaign for the May 9 election, he assured Filipino voters that he would focus on legislative work if elected to the Senate.Yes, the fight is on. I have agreed to a Nov. 5 fight with reigning WBO welterweight champion Jessie Vargas, Pacquiao said.Boxing is my passion. Nike Vapormax Rebajas. I miss what Id been doing inside the gym and atop the ring, he added.Pacquiao, who rose from an impoverished childhood, said boxing is his main source of income. He said he could not rely just on his salary as a public official.Pacquiao met for two hours with Bob Arum, the head of Top Rank Boxing, on Tuesday night in Manila and they will meet again soon for the contract signing, Koncz said.Pacquiaos Senate victory is the latest chapter in his stunning rags-to-riches story. He had worked odd jobs before lacing up the gloves at the age of 12. He rose steadily and became a champion in eight boxing divisions, making him one of the worlds most celebrated and wealthiest athletes.He had represented southern Sarangani province in the House of Representatives since May 2010, though he had been criticized for seldom showing up for legislative duties due to his preoccupation with boxing. ' ' '

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Also, CG Technology closed these lines at the start of the preseason, so Ive made adjustments for major injuries.)AFC betting previews | NFC | Super Bowl betsAFC EastNew England Patriots Super Bowl odds: 6-1 (opened 8-1) Over/under season win total: 10.5 (O -120/U EVEN) FPI Projection: 9.9 | MLE: 10.5 | W/L/T: 13-2-1Overview: The Patriots will play their first four games without Tom Brady, but theyre still the favorite to win the Super Bowl and have the highest season win total at 10.5 (along with the Packers, Seahawks, Panthers and Steelers). New England just continues to find players via trade or the waiver wire to fit into its system. Jimmy Garoppolo, who was going to start the first four games last year before Bradys original Deflategate suspension was overturned, takes over but will be an underdog in only the opener at Arizona. If the Patriots knock off the Cardinals, they might go 4-0 or at least 3-1 before Brady returns. 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A six-month-old Al-Jazeera America report alleging several NFL players use of performance-enhancing drugs has sparked the latest public spat between the NFL and NFLPA.The NFL wants to interview Pittsburgh Steelers?linebacker James Harrison, retired quarterback Peyton Manning, Green Bay Packers linebackers Clay Matthews and Julius Peppers and free-agent linebacker Mike Neal, who were linked to the report.But the NFL Players Association contends theres no evidence to merit an investigation and sent a letter on behalf of the four active players to the NFL stating that fact.Charlie Sly, the Indiana pharmacist who made the accusations to Al-Jazeera, has recanted his statements about the players, including Manning, who was central to the report.NFLPA assistant executive director of external affairs George Atallah said the league has not provided additional information beyond the report to substantiate the claims. We believe if there was something concrete, they would have shown us [already], Atallah said Tuesday.Citing shared responsibility by both sides to explore allegations that could impact the integrity of competition, NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said the league has reviewed records and conducted multiple interviews on the matter. We have made no such conclusions but the report merits a review, including interviews with the players named, McCarthy said. The NFL hasnt shared documents with the NFLPA while it remains in the phase of gathering more information.Atallah told NBC Sports Radios ProFootballTalk Live that the NFL has notified the NFLPA that Major League Baseball and the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency are also looking into the matter. Free-agent catcher Taylor Teagarden, who was also linked to the report, is serving an 80-game suspension for violating baseballs drug policy.The sticking point: While the NFLPA awaits facts, the NFL is trying to determine whether the allegations are indeed factual, which it believes is sufficient reasoning for a review. Puma Basket Baratas. While the NFLPA has cited numerous times that Sly has changed his story, the league wants to know whether he was telling the truth originally or had motives to recant.Atallah recognizes both sides probably define grounds for an investigation differently: We happen to be right; they happen to be wrong, he said.At the center of the probe is Harrison, who said on Instagram this week that hes willing to be interviewed on his terms: at his house, before training camp, with commissioner Roger Goodell present. Harrison has denied he took a drug called Delta-2, which Sly lists in the report. Harrison has pointed out that hes passed multiple offseason drug tests administered by the NFL. The league, which was prepared to conduct these interviews months ago, notified Harrison in a letter that it would like to interview him at training camp in Latrobe, Pennsylvania.Atallah wont speculate but said he doubts Goodell will make his way into Harrisons house. Interviews like this typically include lawyers from both sides in a more formal setting.Failure to cooperate with a league investigation could result in a suspension for the players.The next step, according to Atallah, is making a recommendation to players on how to proceed, but the NFLPA needs more information before doing so.After the contentious Deflategate investigation involving quarterback Tom Brady thats still floating in the U.S. Court of Appeals system nearly 18 months after allegations surfaced, the union wont take the league for their word in this case.They have proved to have a terrible track record when it comes to investigations, Atallah said. ' ' '

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TORONTO -- Team Europe will lean on 6-foot-9 defenseman Zdeno Chara, referred to by his coach as a tower, to slow Canada in the World Cup of Hockey finals. Wholesale Yeezy Replica .When Sidney Crosby and Co. come charging down the ice, Chara will often be standing and skating in their way.Hes a guy who you dont want to play against, Canadian forward Brad Marchand said Monday. Hes mean. Hes big. Hes tough. And, he covers a lot of ice.Marchand would know.He, along with Canadas Patrice Bergeron, play with Chara in Boston.The 39-year-old Chara will not only be the tallest player on the ice Tuesday night in Game 1 of the best-of-three series. Hell also be the oldest.Marchand, though, insisted the 2009 Norris Trophy winner has not lost a step.Hes still dominant in so many areas.Chara is averaging nearly 22 minutes of ice time per game, ranking among team leaders, and has scored a goal in four World Cup games.Europe coach Ralph Krueger cites leadership as one of Charas biggest assets. He has been Bostons captain for nearly a decade and became the first Slovakian player to win a Stanley Cup in 2011, and the second European to be captain of an NHL champion, following Nicklas Lidstrom in 2008.When Krueger was putting together the team a year ago, he traveled to New York to talk to Chara when the Bruins were playing the Islanders in a preseason game.Getting Chara to buy in, Krueger figured, was a key to the teams success.Several players joined the conversation, Krueger recalled, and a newfound respect began to develop.A tower for more than his physical presence, Krueger said. Its the man inside of that tower that has been so exciting to work with.Chara said the top priority for team-building was having players from eight nations mesh as one.We talked about a lot of things, but nothing can be accomplished, nothing can be done if you dont come together as a team, he said. Its not going to happen if youre not going to have everyone on the same page and playing as a team. Nobody showed any egos and we worked really hard.Instead of just playing for his country, Chara is competing for a pan-European team made up of countries outside of the continents four traditional powers.Hes one of six players from Slovakia, tying the number of Germans on the team. Four players are from Switzerland, three from Denmark and one apiece from Austria, France, Norway and Slovenia.Its been a real pleasure to get to know them and being on the same team, Chara said. So, its been a really good experience.The three-time Olympian sounds like hes having a good time, playing in another best-on-best tournament, even though he acknowledged he doesnt always look like it.It doesnt mean if I dont smile, I dont have fun, he said. A lot of time you might think Im maybe sad, but inside Im happy and smiling. Thats just the way I am and Im not expressing myself. Maybe I should do that because my wife tells me I have a beautiful smile.The often-pesky Marchand said he wont be cracking jokes, or talking trash, to Chara on Tuesday night.Hes way too scary, Marchand said with a grin. Cheap Yeezys Real . "I wrote 36 on my sheet at the beginning of the game," the Cincinnati coach said, referring the yard line the ball would need to be snapped from. Authentic Yeezy Outlet . Duchene scored two goals and had an assist, helping the Colorado Avalanche beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-2 on Friday night to match the best 10-game start in team history. .2 billion agreement with Rogers Communications for the leagues broadcast and multimedia rights.Louis van Gaal has been sacked as Manchester United manager. But where did it all go wrong for the Dutchman? From transfers to tactics, we examine the key issues that led to his tenure as Manchester United boss being cut short… Van Gaal sacked by United Louis van Gaal has been sacked as manager of Man Utd Transfers Angel di Maria lasted barely a year under Louis van Gaal United ploughed staggering sums into recruitment after Van Gaals appointment, with more than a dozen major signings arriving at a combined cost of over £250m.Such huge investment demanded a reassessment of expectations at Old Trafford after a woeful 2013/14 under David Moyes, but Van Gaal was unable to fit the expensively-assembled parts together.Indeed, of the 13 players acquired under Van Gaal, only Luke Shaw (when fit) and Anthony Martial became guaranteed starters, with the likes of Ander Herrera, Morgan Schneiderlin, Marcos Rojo and Memphis Depay all in and out of the team despite their hefty fees. Did Man Utd progress under LVG? How much of an improvement did Louis van Gaal make at Man Utd after taking over from David Moyes? Van Gaals failure to get the best out of record signing Angel Di Maria was particularly damning. United made a £15.4m loss on the Argentinian when he joined Paris Saint-Germain just a year after his £59.7m arrival from Real Madrid, and he is not the only departed star who is now shining away from Old Trafford.Uniteds struggles in attack have been compounded by Javier Hernandezs remarkable success at Bayer Leverkusen, where he has scored 26 goals in 40 appearances, while the departures of Darren Fletcher, Jonny Evans, Patrice Evra, Rafael, Danny Welbeck, James Wilson and Nani have also led to a lack of depth in key areas.Use of Rooney Wayne Rooney had his worst scoring season with Man Utd in 2015/16 Wayne Rooney scored in his final Premier League game under Louis van Gaal, but the Manchester United captains worst-ever goal return for the club in 2015/16 was a significant factor in the teams struggles.Despite Rooney scoring just two league goals before the turn of the year, Van Gaal continued to pick his leader as a striker and used big-money summer signing Anthony Martial out wide.They wanted a guy who scored goals, said Sky Sports pundit Thierry Henry. They wanted a guy to run in behind fast. [Martial] came in and did that. Suddenly now he finds himself out there, almost not touching the ball.If I had a player like that, he would be my No 9 and the rest are around him.With Rooney so obviously struggling, Henry was not alone in that opinion. Van Gaals reign in quotes We look back at Louis van Gaals time with Man Utd in his own quotes Injuries to Rooney and Martial eventually led to 18-year-old Marcus Rashford seizing his first-team chance.While his promotion from the youth team again pushed Martial wide when he returned to fitness, the academy graduate gave United the cutting edge they had lacked, scoring eight goals in 18 appearances. Still keen to accommodate Rooney in his starting XI, Van Gaal moved the 30-year-old into midfield, where he has shone.United went on to take 10 points from 15 available with Rooney in that position, as well as winning the FA Cup. Van Gaal may regret not altering Rooneys role earlier.Team selection Ashley Young was used in a variety of positions by Van Gaal Van Gaals persistence with Rooney was one of many contentious decisions when it came to team selection. His line-ups were maddeningly inconsistent and it was often difficult to see the logic behind Van Gaals choices.The Dutchman appeared to be unsure of his strongest team right up until the end. Juan Mata and Martial were routinely played out of position, while others, such as Herrera and Schneiderlin, were left on the bench or frozen out entirely. Man Utds 33 players Man Utd used 33 different players in the Premier League in 2015/16 - only Liverpool (34) used more. In their vital Champions League clash with Wolfsburg, rookie teenager Cameron Borthwick-Jackson was thrown on at left-back ahead of Ashley Young, one of Van Gaals best players last season. And with his inexperienced side chasing goals that night, his answer was to introduce Nick Powell - who had not featured at all since August last year.Young himself was used as a left-back, left winger, right-back, right winger and striker in 2015/16.Van Gaals treatment of Adnan Januzaj was another oddity. Despite starting four consecutive games for United in August, the 20-year-old was allowed to leave the club on a season-long loan to Borussia Dortmund just before the closure of the transfer window. Following his early return in January, was limited to just a handful of brief substitute appearances.Style of play Manchester Unnited recorded their lowest Premier League goal haul at Old Trafford in 2015/16 Uniteds turgid playing style under Van Gaal was a major issue for supporters, who made their frustration clear with frequent chants of attack, attack, attack at Old Trafford. Discount Yeezy Shop. The Dutchmans devotion to control means they have averaged the most possession in the Premier League, but United have set a new club record for the fewest goals scored in a Premier League season after netting just 49 times in 2015/16. Only Watford, Aston Villa and West Brom created fewer chances. Man Utds lack of goals Manchester United scored just 49 times in the Premier League this season - their lowest ever total in the competition. The home form has been particularly poor, with United scoring fewer Premier League goals than ever before. Their goalless draw against City in October was the first time since 2003/04 that they hadnt had a shot on target in the first half of a Premier League game and, at West Ham in May - in a game they realistically had to win to finish in the top four - United managed just two shots on target in 90 minutes.The unimaginative, static performances are tough to take for supporters who became used to the verve and attacking adventure that defined Sir Alex Fergusons tenure.Having spent over a quarter of a billion pounds on new players, the least they could have expected from Van Gaal was entertainment. Manchester United fans give their views on Louis van Gaals claims that their expectations are too high Talk of transitionVan Gaal did not help the situation with some of his comments in press conferences and interviews, particularly when he referred to Uniteds glory days being behind them. They say a club like Manchester United has to win. Thats the past, he said in December.After the final game of the Premier League season confirmed their fifth-place finish, Van Gaal had a message for the United fans who had booed him: They are expecting a lot but I think these expectations are much too high, and we are a team in transition. Danny Higginbotham says Manchester United had no choice but to sack Louis van Gaal After the shock of Fergusons retirement led to Uniteds worst Premier League season, Van Gaal stated when he arrived that it would be a slow rebuilding process. But, two years on, after winning just two more points than Moyes and Ryan Giggs did in 2012/13, the patience of supporters was wearing thin.After so much expenditure in the transfer market, United should have been performing better - and their manager should have been aiming higher. 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Yeah, we are not playing well, but the good thing is that meanwhile were getting wins and were maintaining a good record.LaMarcus Aldridge added 19 points and Pau Gasol had 19 points and 10 rebounds for San Antonio, which won its 17th straight home game against Washington.Bradley Beal was 5 for 5 on 3-pointers in scoring 23 points for the Wizards.Beals final 3 gave Washington a 103-102 lead with 53 seconds remaining. Danny Greens 3-pointer, his first points of the night, put San Antonio ahead 105-103 with 19 seconds to go.John Wall tied it at 105 with 11.2 seconds left on a driving layup against Ginobili before Leonard rose for a 20-foot jumper at the top of the key. Otto Porter Jr. missed a 9-foot runner off a Washington inbounds play that would have tied the game.The first look was (Beal) coming off of the curl, Wizards coach Scott Brooks said. They did a good job of switching. ... But we had a good look.Washington has just one victory in eight road games, but its fortunes were lifted by the Spurs struggles at home this season.San Antonio trailed after the first quarter for the fifth time in nine home games. The Spurs scored only 24 points, falling behind by as many as 11 before closing the first quarter trailing 28-24.It seems like in the second half our defense always picks up and we get back into the games because of the defense, coach Gregg Popovich said. Thats a good thing, I guess, that it gets better as the game goes along, but weve started out poorly here at home quite often.The second unit again came to San Antonios rescue, led by the 39-year-old Ginobili. He banked in a 14-footer at the close of the first half off an inbounds play that had the Wizards scrambling to find their man.In the third quarter, Ginobili helped the Spurs avoid a backcourt violation on an errant pass by tossing the ball back before tumbling to the backcourt after a leaping, one-handed grab. The save led to a jumper by Aldridge that cut Washingtons lead to 71-66.Those are the kind of plays hes made his whole career, Popovich said.Ginobili finished with 13 points.San Antonios bench outscored Washingtons 11-2 in the third quarter, leading the Spurs to their first lead (78-76) since the opening minute of the game.We let another one go, Wall said. These are the ones at the end of the season when you look back at games where you could have made the playoffs, there are about seven games already this season for us that could haunt us.Wizards center Marcin Gortat had 21 points and 18 rebounds, collecting his 11th double-double of the season in the first half.TIP-INSWizards: Washingtons last victory in San Antonio was Dec. 11, 1999. ... Wizards C Ian Mahinmi (sore right knee) and F Danuel House Jr. (broken right wrist) missed the game with injuries.Spurs: PG Tony Parker sat out with a bruised left quadriceps, missing his fifth game this season. ... San Antonio, which entered leading the NBA in free throw percentage, opened 1 for 6 from the line. ... The Spurs have won 19 of 21 against the Wizards overall.THATS NUTSPopovich is puzzled as to why people believe Spurs reserve guard Patty Mills has so much more energy than the rest of his teammates.Mills finished with 10 points and eight assists in 28 minutes.I dont know if its because hes not very tall and he runs around real quick or something, but everybody else has energy, too, Popovich said. They might not look like it, because theyre not built like . Im not going to say. Hes just smaller and he runs around. Like a squirrel looks like he has more energy than an elephant, right?Mills, listed at 6 feet, wasnt sure how to take Popovichs comparison, so he decided discretion was the better part of valor.Uh, Id rather stay on this team for now and not make any comment, he said, laughing afterward.BATTLE OF THE BIG MENGasol and Gortat combined for 40 points and 28 rebounds while battling in the paint for much of the game.It was a rare battle between big men in a league that has become dominated by wing players.You dont see it very often, Popovich said. It was fun. Pau did a great job being more aggressive offensively.UP NEXTWizards: At Brooklyn on Monday.Spurs: At Milwaukee on Monday. Cheap Salomon Shoes Free Shipping . The Croatian served 21 aces and hit 42 winners against Sijsling, who double-faulted to give Cilic a 4-3 lead in the deciding set. "All the players, they know me and they were really happy to see me and they were really happy that this is over for me," Cilic said. Sale Salomon Shoes .com) - Yankee Stadium is the home of the Bronx Bombers, but on Sunday afternoon it will open its gates to host the latest addition of the Hudson River Rivalry. .ca NFL Power Rankings, overtaking the Denver Broncos and remaining ahead of NFC competition San Francisco, Carolina and New Orleans. Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith Sr. has been called out by two rookie cornerbacks this season, adding to his list of enemies in what might be his final NFL season.Smith, 37, has no problem emphasizing how much that doesnt bother him.I can really give a flying f---, Smith said.Cowboys rookie cornerback Anthony Brown said he had lost all respect for Smith after seeing how much he talked trash during a 27-17 Cowboys victory. Smith caught eight passes for 99 yards and a touchdown in that game, including his 1,000th career reception. It was the second time Smith drew the ire of a rookie cornerback this season, after he and Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey engaged in a public feud on social media.Older guys, they understand the respect game. These young guys, these new millennium guys, they dont really get it, Smith said.Ive had two rookies that unfortunately, they have lost all respect for me, so its been really keeping me up at night. Its tragic. Ive been losing sleep. With all the lack of sleep, I know we lost, but I was almost unable to send my cleats and gloves all the way to Canton because of the lack of the sleep thing.Coach John Harbaugh said, I think that [the corneerbacks] have respect for him, and I think when you read the quotes, they didnt say they didnt have any respect for him. Cheap Salomon Shoes. But I think they were probably a little shocked by Steves style, which you dont see that much anymore. Its a different age probably, a different era in some ways, and Steve is probably a throwback to before even his time really.Smith, on a conference call with Bengals reporters, said how much he enjoyed his interactions with 33-year-old cornerback Adam Jones because of the mutual respect they had for each other. The two got to know each other during a commercial shoot for Reebok.Ive been knowing him for a long time. Its pretty cool to see how, hes always been known for a speed guy, and now as hes gotten older hes transcended his game, Smith said. Hes been able to be an older guy, more of a technician and really has good technique. Its been really cool to see him evolve and play hard and just do the things hes been doing. I always have a good interaction with Adam. We go at it, were physical, but theres always a respect. ' ' '

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