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von huangjian123 25.12.2018 04:14

Ahh Seattle. No matter how hard I try Cheap Marvin Jones Jr Jersey , I can’t think of that town without seeing this “Family Guy” moment in my head. The grunge days just won’t die. Somedays I still put on my flannel and torn up jeans, and I try to decipher whether something was a box or a bag. and I know, and I know I don’t wanna stay in this Heart Shaped Box with this Rooster while the Black Hole Sun shines on me in my Wicked Garden. Anyways, grunge wasn’t even a thing when the Lions played the Seahawks for the first time in October of 1976. Kurt Cobain was just a nine years old at the time and likely jammed out to Chicago’s If You Leave Me Now like everyone else did at that time. I don’t like this song as much as I just like the the part at the 3:36 mark. That’s my jam. The Lions went on to win 41-14 on that day. Greg Landry threw three touchdowns while Seahawks quarterback Jim Zorn threw six interceptions. I couldn’t make that up if I tried. When the Lions saw that, they were like, “Man, we gotta hire this cat to be our quarterbacks coach in 1998.” The Lions started three different quarterbacks that year and went 5-11. Zorn is an interesting connection between Seahawks and Lions history. I wonder if I can connect Jim Zorn to Kevin Bacon, too. Okay. Jim was in some movie called “White Rod: A Hero for the 21st Century” with an actor named Will McLaughlin, who played a cop in “Men in Black 3,” starring Tommy Lee Jones, who was in “JFK” with Kevin Bacon. Nailed it. After that first win, the Lions would have nothing but trouble with the Seahawks. They’re 5-9 all time against the team from coffee town, but there’s a silver lining. The Lions are 3-2 against the Seahawks at home and even won the last meeting at Ford Field back in 2012. There’s been nothing but controversy and mayhem since then, but I don’t want to talk about that right now. To the questions!!!Why do you have to do this to me, Dean? I mean, I put on weight and took off weight http://www.lionscheapstore.com/sam-martin-jersey-cheap , I went to therapy, and I was so close to being all better again. This was me just six months ago. I don’t know if I’ll ever get over the batted ball, but considering every crazy thing that’s happened to the Lions over the last few years, this one wasn’t the worst. The worst remains the one that Dean was in charge of. It always will be. I’m so pumped to have Damon Harrison Sr. here now. I can’t remember the last time the Lions made a major trade happen. I mean the last “blockbuster” before this was the time Mayhew trade for Mike Thomas. Oddly enough, Thomas cost the Lions the exact same price as Snacks did: A fifth-round pick for five receptions and 28 yards. Try not to think too much about this one, you’ll only get mad. As for Snacks against the Seahawks, he’s only played them twice in his career. He’s accounted for seven tackles, one of those was for a loss. Snacks doesn’t have incredible sack totals or anything like that, and that’s not what he’s here for anyways. It’s not good for Matthew Stafford. In his three matchups with the Seahawks, he’s thrown for 758 yards, five touchdowns and six interceptions. To be fair, though, five of those interceptions came in one game during his rookie year. Now it’s not so bad I suppose. As for NanoBubbles himself, Russell Wilson has thrown for 523 yards, three touchdowns and one interception. So they’re pretty much even, I guess. Let’s see what they do on Sunday at Matthew’s house.Lions-Browns snap counts: Playing time raises more questions about depth chart Here’s a look at the Detroit Lions’ snap counts from their preseason finale against the Cleveland Browns.Offense:QuarterbacksJake Rudock: 47 (71%)Matt Cassel: 19 (29%)Running backsDwayne Washington: 63 (95%) — 3 special teams (9%)Zach Zenner: 3 (5%) — 1 (3%)Tight endsSean McGrath: 22 (33%) — 7 (21%)Marcus Lucas: 19 (29%) — 17 (50%)Michael Roberts: 18 (27%) — 4 (12%)Hakeem Valles: 16 (24%) — 10 (29%)Wide receiversDontez Ford: 49 (74%) — 15 (44%)Chris Lacy: 43 (65%) — 13 (38%)Brian Brown: 41 (62%) — 8 (24%)Teo Redding: 31 (47%) — 10 (29%)Jace Billingsley: 14 (21%) — 9 (26%)Brandon Powell: 12 (18%) — 7 (21%)Bradley Marquez: DNPOffensive tacklesDan Skipper: 38 (58%) — 3 (9%)Brian Mihalik: 38 (58%) — 3 (9%)Jamar McGloster: 31 (47%) — 2 (6%)Tyrell Crosby: 28 (42%) — 3 (9%)Corey Robinson: 18 (27%)Guards/centersWesley Johnson: 63 (95%) — 3 (9%)John Montelus: 37 (56%) — 3 (9%)Leo Koloamatangi: 35 (53%) — 1 (2%)Joe Dahl: 28 (42%)Kenny Wiggins: 13 (20%) Observations:Shout out to Dwayne Washington and Wesley Johnson for being the iron men of the game Youth Graham Glasgow Jersey , only missing three offensive snaps the entire game. However, that’s probably not a good sign for either of their roster security. Washington is obviously out, but Johnson is in a heated battle with several other interior linemen.Speaking of the o-line positional battle, interesting to see Kenny Wiggins only get 13 snaps. Maybe he’s leading the way in the camp battle? Now to the tight ends. Michael Roberts got a significant amount of playing time, which can’t be good for him. The fact that Hakeem Valles saw the field less is just another sign that Roberts is lower than him on the depth chart. Roberts could very well be on the roster bubble right now. No one thinks that Bradley Marquez is making this team, but the coaching staff didn’t even give him a shot to showcase his talent. Tough break for him. Defense:Defensive endAnthony Zettel: 39 (53%) — 5 (15%)Alex Barrett: 21 (29%) — 15 (44%)Cam Johnson: 21 (29%) — 1 (3%)Jeremiah Valoaga: 20 (27%) — 8 (24%)Da’Shawn Hand: 16 (22%) — 5 (15%)Defensive tackleJeremiah Ledbetter: 50 (68%) — 3 (9%)Christian Ringo: 39 (53%) — 5 (15%)Josh Fatu: 17 (23%)A’Shawn Robinson: 14 (19%) — 1 (3%)LinebackersJonathan Freeny: 59 (81%) — 9 (26%)Darnell Sankey: 41 (56%) — 16 (47%)Trevor Bates: 38 (52%) — 13 (38%)Freddie Bishop: 31 (42%) — 14 (41%)Eli Harold: 24 (33%) — 13 (38%)Chad Meredith: 11 (15%) — 14 (41%)CornerbacksDexter McDougle: 58 (79%) — 16 (47%)Sterling Moore: 57 (78%) — 9 (26%)DeShawn Shead: 48 (66%) — 21 (62%)Chris Jones: 37 (51%) — 12 (35%)Mike Ford: 33 (45%) — 15 (44%)Teez Tabor: 16 (22%) — 5 (15%)SafetyCharles Washington: 52 (71%) — 13 (38%)Tracy Walker: 40 (55%) — 9 (26%)Marcus Cromartie: 20 (27%) — 8 (24)Rolan Milligan: 1 (1%) Observations:There’s a lot going on here, and not a lot of it makes sense, but let’s start with Anthony Zettel. Zettel started this camp as a starter, and the fact that he played over half the snaps in the preseason finale cannot be a good sign. Maybe the Lions were planning on having someone else play in the preseason—say, a free agent addition or something—and had to fall back on Zettel. But the fact that Zettel had to play that much on Thursday should leave him concerned about his status.Miles Killebrew has been transitioning to linebacker for the past few weeks, but apparently the coaching staff has seen enough to evaluate how it’s going. He didn’t play at all on Thursday, meaning he’s either a roster lock or a roster cut lock. Really helpful, I know.A’Shawn Robinson. You were a second-round pick. You shouldn’t be playing in these games. Jonathan Freeny is firmly on the roster bubble after playing a whopping 81 percent of snaps. The Lions’ linebacker situation is just as confusing as ever, though it looks like Christian Jones is safe after sitting out the finale. Special teamsRyan Santoso: 14 (41%)Don Muhlbach: 10 (29%)Sam Martin: 4 (12%)Observations:Thanks for playing, Ryan Santoso. Good luck.

von huangjian123 25.12.2018 02:36

Who will fill the Falcons’ last roster spot? Well http://www.falconsfootballauthentics.com/devonta-freeman-jersey-authentic , now that we have an idea of who the Atlanta Falcons kept and let go, we have 52 guys who will be on the sidelines each Sunday. Well, as you know, NFL teams have 53 players on the roster. So Atlanta’s one short. The roster, as of now, is stacked to the brim with talent and promise, and not many spots have much breathing room at all. We don’t expect any new faces around these parts: quarterback, running back, wide receiver, tight end, offensive line, defensive tackle, safety, cornerback...oh, and kicker, punter Womens Desmond Trufant Jersey , long snapper. Ricky Ortiz should also hang on to that fullback spot.So that basically leaves defensive end and linebacker as the two potentials. With Richard Jarvis making the team, linebacker has six spots and could maybe take another, but if that’s the case, why not keep Celestin? If you’d like to whittle down the options here, that basically means it’s looking like a pass rusher. Now, that doesn’t mean it’s for sure a pass rusher (heck, maybe there’s a random guard somewhere they want to claim), but it feels likely that it’ll be a pass rusher. Gold Rush Could it be one acquired via trade? Unlikely. The Falcons aren’t looking for a starter; just a guy to salt the ice a bit at the spot. Vic Beasley, Takk McKinley and Brooks Reed will all rotate in and out to affect the QB, while Derrick Shelby assist against the run and do a little rushing himself; ditto for Jack Crawford, who’s versatile. The Falcons do need some depth, though, and could afford to rotate a guy in and out to make sure the top guys aren’t getting too much run early in the year. There will be no shortage of names to pop up as the day wears on, but two stick out: Vikings DE Brian Robison and Saints OLB Hau’oli Kikaha. Robison was a surprise cut in Minnesota, a stalwart Viking who had about a nine-sack ceiling but would never dip below four a season post-2011 after entering the league in 2007. Minnesota has a bevy of riches in its trenches, which might signal why Robison is now looking for work. He’s also 35 and might be entering the twilight of his career. As a flat-out cut Youth Logan Paulsen Jersey , he’ll be allowed to go wherever he wants, so watch for Robison to eye a contender. He’ll have his suitors. Could one of them be Atlanta? He’d be very sound depth at the spot and could help filter in here and there. If injury hits that spot, you feel better about everything with a guy like Robison in tow. Kikaha was a second-round pick by the Saints in 2015 and has never struggled to flash his talents when healthy. But that’s been the problem, his health. He played his entire rookie season before missing all of 2016 with injury. He also ended 2017 on the IR after a decent campaign. He’ll be subject to the waiver wire, and someone will no doubt want to get him in their system and see what he’s got. Could one of those teams be Atlanta? Maybe he could come into his own with a change of scenery and new training plan. Regardless of where this goes, pass rusher feels like the most likely spot for where the last roster spot goes, unless we’re in for a stash-and-dash claim at a random spot. We’ll see where Sunday takes us here.Falcons vs. Saints final score predictions: Will Atlanta triumph in a shootout? Eric Robinson Falcons 38, Saints 30 No Takk, no Devonta, no Debo, no Keanu. Spells trouble, right? It’s understandable if it does but when you account for the fact that the Saints are 29th in overall defense, 30th in points, and 29th in passing yards allowed, it’s easy to this as a great matchup for a Falcons offense that found a groove last week against a good Carolina defense. Two keys that are important in this matchup is which team can win on 3rd downs on defense and can the Falcons find offensive rhythm through Ridley, Sanu Youth Brandon Fusco Jersey , Hooper, Coleman, and Smith once again. The Saints have lost four of their last six games in Atlanta. Cory WoodroofFalcons 38, Saints 34 I’m in line with Eric on the point totals, but I’m expecting far-more heartburn for this one. The Falcons might light it up on offense now that Steve Sarkisian is on a roll, and they really might have to if this defense plays like it did last week down the stretch against one of the all-time great comeback quarterbacks in Drew Brees. Losing Deion and Keanu and trying to stop Alvin Kamara is going to be a nightmarish feat, but I actually have faith that Atlanta’s secondary can maintain Michael Thomas and sell out in the front seven to slow Kamara as much as possible. This one should get plenty of fireworks in as long as our offense maintains pace. If Sark has a down week, Atlanta won’t win this. I’m betting he’ll find enough plays to outscore the Saints and build a nice, consistent streak to carry into that now-test against Cincinnati.Dave ChoateFalcons 30, Saints 24I have the Saints scoring less than 30 points, which seems ridiculous given the challenges the Falcons have been facing on defense with key players out. Yet it’s a Falcons-Saints game, where nothing goes as planned, and I feel pretty good about this prediction.The Saints just aren’t there yet. Their defense has regressed, but their offense is also shakier than it looks if you’re just glancing at the counting stats, given the way they felt way behind against Tampa Bay before making a comeback and stayed quiet until late against Cleveland. I think the Falcons, who have shown they can bedevil Drew Brees under Dan Quinn Youth Terrell McClain Jersey , will be able to do enough to hold this team in check, and I have a lot of confidence in the offense’s ability to put points on the board against the worst defense they’ve faced thus far.Anything can happen in a game like this, but the Falcons should be able to win this even with their pile of injuries. Matt ChambersFalcons 36, Saints 32I am very worried about the Falcons defense, but then again, the Saints haven’t looked much like competitors this season. With 3 of the team’s top 5 defensive players out for Sunday, the Falcons will need to score 27+ points to get the win. Against the Saints, they can definitely do that. These games usually end on the very last drive, and I sure as hell won’t be picking the Saints to pull out that W.Kyle McClendonFalcons 31, Saints 28This game SHOULD be a shootout due to the wealth of injuries on Atlanta’s defense and the overall mediocrity of the Saints’ defense. I think it is a high scoring game that comes down to who has the ball most and who has it last. The Falcons defense will have a tough time stopping the Saints, but I don’t think it will be any easier for the New Orleans defense against Matt Ryan and company. If Ryan is on his game again and the offensive line plays well, the Falcons will win a close one. If not, this one could hurt. I’m going to bank on Matt Bryant making a kick and Will Lutz missing one to give Atlanta the win in the first meeting between the two teams.

von huangjian123 25.12.2018 02:27

Devonta Freeman Atlanta Falcons Hats , Tevin Coleman and the uncomfortable question The Atlanta Falcons have a dilemma on their hands. Starting running back Devonta Freeman is currently nursing a knee injury and will be out for an undisclosed amount of time. Second-string RB Tevin Coleman has stepped in and has kept the offense moving, much like he has every time Freeman has been limited or unavailable in the past two years.Both Freeman and Coleman are excellent running backs who would start on most teams. Both are Falcons draftees, in consecutive years. They’ve complemented each other well and have contributed to making Atlanta’s offense one of the most dynamic in the NFL over the past few seasons.In a perfect world, Atlanta could afford to keep both in the long term. As we know as Falcons fans, however, the world is far from perfect. Rookie contracts get played out, and teams often have to let contributors go if they’re too strapped for cash.Free’s deal Freeman parlayed consecutive Pro Bowl seasons in 2015 and 2016 into a 5 year/$41.25 million contract extension which made him the third highest-paid running back in the league at the time (he’s currently the fourth highest paid RB at the moment). The writing was on the wall following this extension that Freeman was the team’s choice to keep, and that they would probably be fine with letting Coleman hit the free agency waters when the time came.Things haven’t been as cut-and-dried as the team might’ve hoped following the extension, however. Freeman has dealt with his fair share of injuries after the new contract kicked in, which is not his fault but is unfortunate timing. He suffered a concussion in training camp last year, and then sustained another concussion which cost him two games in the middle of the season (well, more like three games, since the injury happened in the first series against the Dallas Cowboys in week 10).Coleman picked up the baton and led the team as the featured back, scoring four touchdowns in the three games Freeman missed.Freeman was then limited in the NFC Divisional Round matchup against the Philadelphia Eagles with an MCL and PCL sprain that wasn’t discovered by the public until after the game. He had 10 carries for seven yards in that matchup.Coleman once again picked up the slack, taking the same 10 carries for 79 rushing yards and almost helping the team pull out a victory.The start of the 2018 season has led to more of the same — Freeman is once again sidelined with a contusion on the same knee he hurt last year, and Coleman has once again seamlessly stepped into the featured back role. Against the Panthers, the University of Indiana alum took 16 carries for 107 rushing yards and became the first player to rush for 100+ yards against Carolina in 22 games.All of these developments in the past year have us asking an uncomfortable question: did the Falcons pay the wrong running back?The great debateFreeman has done a lot for the franchise. He’s totaled over 1,000 yards from scrimmage in each of the past three seasons and has scored 35 touchdowns in that time period. When healthy, he’s arguably a top five running back in the NFL, and a more complete back than Coleman given his blocking ability. The issue stems from the frightening injury history, however. Head and knee injuries on a running back whose running style is as vicious as Freeman’s doesn’t exactly breed confidence in a team and its fanbase.The two concussions are what frighten me more than anything else. There’s a prevailing notion among many physicians that a three strike rule exists regarding concussions and long-term traumatic effects on a person’s life. Freeman is already on strike two.On the flip side of things, Coleman hasn’t exactly been a picture of perfect health either. Running back is a grueling position to play, and Tevin has suffered his fair share of knocks. He’s missed eight games in his career, including one last year for his own concussion.Remember, Freeman actually took over the starting RB job in 2015 because Coleman had an ankle injury which cost him two games, and then number 24 never relinquished his hold of that starting role.What may make people more comfortable with Coleman’s ailments is the fact that that he doesn’t have any history of knee injuries. His finesse style of running, predicated on speed and elusiveness Atlanta Falcons Womens Hoodie , also seems like it would translate better into the latter stages of a career. The concussion is once again concerning, but he’s on “strike one” so to speak.Coleman has proven to be a capable starting running back when presented with the opportunity to either start or be given a starter-like workload. The Week 2 game against Carolina was just a taste of that. The Falcons are an impeccable 11-0 in games where Coleman gets at least 14 touches dating back to the 2016 season.Another thing working in Coleman’s favor is the fact that he may be a lot fresher than his counterpart. Devonta Freeman has 826 carries in his career and 1038 total career touches (this includes the playoffs), compared to Tevin Coleman’s 439 career carries and 515 total career touches (playoffs included).While Freeman is only one year older than Coleman, he has twice as much tread on his tires.What’s nextSo where do we go from here? Is there any hope for the Falcons possibly bringing Coleman back or is he destined to hit free agency the way we all expected him to after Freeman signed his extension?Before you suggest it, let me say that the Falcons can’t cut or trade Freeman after this season. They would incur a sizable dead cap hit which doesn’t make that scenario feasible. In reality, Atlanta can’t move on from Freeman until at least the 2020 offseason if they choose to go that route, and they’re doubtful to do so unless injuries continue to take a massive bit out of his production and limit his ability to suit up. If the team has any hopes of keeping Coleman beyond this season, they’ll need his cooperation as much as anything else.For one, they’ll have to pay him starter money because that’s what he’ll most likely demand on the open market. Around $8 million a year seems like a fair figure (that’s close to what Freeman makes). Coleman would have to agree to more of a back-loaded contract where he agrees to less cash in year one of the deal, but maybe more guaranteed money later on.It’s achievable, but only if Coleman is okay with taking a smaller signing bonus than he would get elsewhere in year one and then a roster bonus in year two.If Coleman does agree to that, then another stipulation would be that the Falcons have to trade or cut Freeman in that 2020 offseason, when the potential “out” comes up in his contract. They can keep both in 2019 because Coleman’s deal would be backloaded, but there’s no way to keep both in the long term. With rookie back Ito Smith looking great against the Panthers, it still seems unlikely that the Falcons will commit big money to two backs at the same time. I’d like to get your thoughts on what the Falcons should do. You can vote on which running back you think the Birds should stick with in the long term, below: It's hard to tell these days what's more entertaining to watch: Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs' high-flying offense or their crazy, creative touchdown celebrations.Opposing teams are getting a heavy dose of both.The latest victim was the Cincinnati Bengals, who watched Mahomes torch their banged-up defense for 358 yards and four touchdowns in a 45-10 Chiefs victory Sunday night. Kareem Hunt added three touchdowns, Tyreek Hill and Demetrius Harris also scored and Kansas City rolled up 551 yards total offense in the rout."We have an amazing time. It's always fun when you're winning," Harris said with a smile. "It's a lot of fun with the group of guys we've got, and we're just taking advantage of it."That goes for those touchdown celebrations.After catching his TD pass, Harris sprinted about 30 yards to what he thought was a camera well and jumped in as if it was a foxhole. It turned out to be a rough landing — it was actually some machinery — though he followed through with his routine by tossing the football as if it was a grenade."Bombs away and everyone get out of the way," he said.Later, Hill caught a TD pass in the corner of the end zone, sprinted to an official and fainted at his feet. Left tackle Eric Fisher ran over to provide CPR — as if the Chiefs offense needed resuscitation — and Hill popped to his feet. He did a backflip before racing back to the sideline.Then there was the choreographed dance following another touchdown. Everyone knew the moves except Mahomes, who looked decidedly out of place as he danced along."It's fun. We have a lot of young guys on the team that just have fun playing football," he said. "But they didn't tell me what they were doing Womens Customized Atlanta Falcons Jerseys , so I was just trying to go along."Yes, the Chiefs (6-1) were having all kinds of fun Sunday night.The Bengals (4-3) were in no mood to laugh.Andy Dalton was held to 148 yards passing with a touchdown and a pick-6, and Joe Mixon had 50 yards rushing, as the NFL's worst defense held Cincinnati to 239 yards of total offense."Going in you have to do a really good job, first of all making first downs, to be able to make adjustments, to be able to tackle, to make plays in the open field, and we didn't do a very good job of that," Bengals coach Marvin Lewis said. "It just comes down to as simple as that."As the Chiefs continue celebrating their win, and the Bengals try to pick up the pieces from their second straight loss, here are some of the key takeaways:BANGED-UP BENGALSTE Tyler Kroft (knee), LB Nick Vigil (knee) and CB Darqueze Dennard (shoulder) missed the game with injuries, and they were soon joined by three more crucial pieces. LB Vontaze Burfict limped off with a hip injury, WR John Ross hurt his groin and TE Mason Schreck hurt his knee.MILESTONE WINChiefs coach Andy Reid picked up his 200th win, though he deflected any acclaim to the players and personnel who have helped him along the way. He needs one more win to tie Dan Reeves for eighth on the NFL's career list. "He's a great coach. You want to be around him," Hunt said. "He is definitely one of the best coaches of all time."SUNDAY SLOWDOWNWhile the Chiefs improved to 8-3 in Sunday night games, the Bengals were probably miffed when the game got flexed from its noon kickoff. Cincinnati dropped to 3-16 on Sunday night and has now lost nine consecutive games.GETTING DEFENSIVEChiefs safety Ron Parker returned Dalton's interception for a second-half score, giving the Chiefs two touchdowns in a span of 9 seconds. Parker had a feeling it was coming, too. "That's what I was waiting on my whole career," he said. "It was crazy. My daughter asked before the game like, 'Daddy, how come you don't score touchdowns?' So that one was for her."CELEB SIGHTINGSNASCAR star Clint Bowyer raced his way into the next round of the playoffs with a strong run at Kansas Speedway on Sunday. Then he raced to Arrowhead Stadium as a guest of Chiefs general manager Brett Veach. The two met earlier this year and became fast friends, and Bowyer — a native of Emporia, Kansas — got the star treatment Sunday night complete with an autographed Mahomes jersey.

von huangjian123 25.12.2018 02:16

The Warriors are experiencing one of their worst blips in a five-year dynasty filled with mostly happiness Authentic Matt Bosher Jersey , rings and three-point swooshes. Just days after Draymond Green and Kevin Durant clashed, resulting in Green’s suspension, the Warriors played one of their least inspiring games of the KD era, losing to the Rockets by 21 points. Through the mess, it’s becoming more and more apparent that the Warriors need one thing above all: a healthy Stephen Curry.Three of the Warriors’ four losses this season have come in the absence of Curry, who’s expected to miss more than a week longer to a groin injury. And the team’s record without him pales in importance to the morale boost he brings to a volatile assortment of hot-headed co-stars. “We’re banged up a little bit physically, and right now we’re banged up spiritually,” head coach Steve Kerr said after the team’s loss to Houston. “There’s no getting around that.”Before we completely write off the Warriors, here are some episodes they’ve survived over the years:Draymond Green and Steve Kerr’s shouting match in Feb., 2016Draymond Green getting suspended during the 2016 FinalsStephen Curry’s untimely knee injury A previous KD-Draymond on-court war of words Steve Kerr’s health problemsKevin Durant’s burner accountsThe Rockets spurring an ISO-ball crisis in the 2018 West FinalsDavid West alluding to drama that hadn’t become public after winning another titleSome awkward KD jokes at the Warriors’ 2018 championship paradeThe Warriors’ basketball struggles without Curry are apparent Since Durant joined the team in 2016, the Warriors are a mere 21-18 in games without Curry in the lineup, according to StatMuse. The Warriors sink 2.8 fewer three-point shots per game, shoot 2.2 percent worse from the field, and subsequently dish 3.2 fewer assists per night. They’re a fraction of themselves when he doesn’t play. Without Durant in the lineup, the Warriors have instead marched on. The team has gone 25-9, sinking just 0.1 fewer threes on 1.8 percent worse shooting, dishing .5 fewer assists. That’s not to minimize Durant’s importance — he’s one of the league’s best! But Curry has his imprint in everything this team does; he’s Golden State’s real MVP.That was on watch as a middling Houston team dismantled the reigning champs. A team known historically for its three-point rate took just 18 attempts and made four. (Houston made 16 on 47 tries.) Golden State lived in the long-two range, and swiftly died by it as the team’s starters combined to shoot 14-of-40 (35 percent) from the field.The offense was a wreck, turning the ball over 16 times to just 18 assists. Curry’s sorely missed Youth Matt Bryant Jersey , but in more ways than one.The Warriors need a mental boost from Curry, tooWe may never know all of the details about what went on between Durant and Green in their locker room spat, but we know it must’ve been bad if the Warriors chose to suspend their defensive anchor. It’s unclear what Curry could’ve done, if anything, to diffuse the situation, but this segment of Yahoo’s Chris Haynes’ story on the debacle says it all:If Thompson felt the need to step up, things must’ve truly gotten ugly, and it feels as if that role would’ve been assumed by Curry, who wasn’t at the game due to his injury.Curry did travel with the team to Houston, though, where he was seen joking with Green, Durant and DeMarcus Cousins. Green said postgame that he “was the butt of a few jokes.”It sounds cliche to talk about the important of someone who’s viewed as a leader in the locker room, but in situations like these, a voice can be the remedy for all. And that voice in this locker room is Curry’s.And Curry has more to help fix. Durant and Green are clearly still not ok as evidenced by his tone after KD was asked about it by media.“Don’t ask me about that,” he said sternly. But hopefully, for Golden State’s sake, from here on out, Curry’s presence will lift the Warriors in an analytical and emotional sense. It’s what an MVP does.Falcons vs. Dolphins recap: Preseason ends with a whimper, as preseason always does The Atlanta Falcons rarely give us much to feel good about in the preseason http://www.falconsauthorizedshops.com/authentic-desmond-trufant-jersey , and this preseason was especially taxing. If you love this team, the sight of them floundering out there in their familiar jerseys is a painful one, and once the deep reserves play a full game, it’s somewhere between excruciating and embarrassing.So it went last night, when the Falcons were thumped by the Dolphins by a score of 34-7. The offense wasn’t good, the defense wasn’t good, and the only reason special teams was solid was because David Marvin was absolutely booming punts all game long. Atlanta seems hellbent on making people miserable before the season begins, no matter how well we know the truism that preseason doesn’t matter. Now Atlanta has to sift. They have something like 5-7 roster spots open and need to find the right fits for those spots, and there wasn’t a lot happening on the field to make those calls easy. Nonetheless, the Falcons have shown themselves to be deft assemblers of talented rosters in recent years, and they’ll be deciding on the 2018 version of this team in under 48 hours. Let’s hope they saw something we did not last night. That said, let’s break down the good, the ugly, and what’s next for the Atlanta Falcons. The GoodIn an utterly dismal game for the offense, Malik Williams showed a little pop and flash. He had two runs and a nice grab at the end of the first quarter for a total of over 20 yards, which doesn’t sound particularly impressive until you realize the Falcons had literally done nothing to that point in the game. He also scored the first touchdown for the backups all preseason with an eight yard run in the second quarter where he showed nice footwork, and picked up 19 yards on a rumble in the third quarter. Given Justin Crawford’s quiet preseason, Williams may have a practice squad spot waiting for him. On a very quiet night for the passing game, Jaeden Graham led all receivers with three receptions on four targets for 36 yards. He’s quietly been solid all preseason Andy Levitre Jersey , and if the Falcons elect to keep a tight end on the practice squad, Graham’s probably the guy. Defensive tackle was one of the few bright spots on defense. Garrison Smith got into the backfield, Justin Zimmer nearly had a sack, and Jon Cunningham looked quick and dangerous last night. I have to think Smith makes the roster and Zimmer makes the practice squad, but it’s encouraging to see that the Falcons might have some genuine young talent at a position where they’ve traditionally struggled to cultivate it. Smith’s third quarter sack may have pushed him over the top. The Falcons got two sacks from young defenders. The first came early in the game from Anthony Winbush, who had a solid effort overall, and the second came later from Richard Jarvis, who has put together a strong offseason overall. I don’t know that either player will stick around, but I think Jarvis has a decent shot at the practice squad.Speaking of linebacker, Emmanuel Smith, Jonathan Celestin and Emmanuel Ellerbee were three of the team’s four leading tacklers. Smith in particular came up with some very timely stops, while Celestin mixed some good tackles with a shakier overall effort than he had any of the previous couple of weeks. I think Celestin is ticketed for a practice squad spot, at this point. Chris Lammons has struggled at times in coverage, but he’s also played safety, nickel cornerback and outside cornerback and shown physicality and real talent. He bolstered his case with an interception last night, and I have to think he’s in play for a practice squad spot. Given how badly Ron Parker has scuffled this preseason, it’s possible if unlikely that he might have a roster spot, too. David Marvin genuinely punted well, and if nothing else Authentic Devonta Freeman Jersey , might earn himself a call if (Football Gods forbid) something happens to Matt Bosher. The UglyI wrote earlier this summer that I thought Kurt Benkert was the most talented young quarterback the Falcons have had in a long time, and I still believe that. I also believe that he’s shown us he’s not remotely ready to step into a real role any time soon, and his dismal preseason finale should allow the Falcons to stash him on the practice squad without any trouble. We’ll see if he can make enough progress to compete for the backup job in 2019. Reggie Davis’ special teams ability may still earn him a practice squad spot, but he had an absolutely disastrous night as a receiver against the Dolphins, dropping multiple passes and shying away from contact. He likely could have sealed up a slot with a quality performance, I think, but the coaching staff can’t have liked what they saw from Thursday night. Matt Gono saw Ty Sambrailo sit this one out, solidifying his status as the swing tackle, and followed that up with a pretty dismal effort against the Dolphins. Gono got beat, got penalized, and showed he still has some work to do before he can be considered a decent reserve tackle. I’m hopeful he’ll hold on to a practice squad spot and get the chance to develop with Atlanta. Ron Parker has not been great all preseason long, and with a missed tackle and some seemingly indifferent efforts in the fourth preseason game, it’s not actually a lock that he’ll make the roster. That game was extremely ugly, and while I think the Falcons had a lot of talent on this 90 man roster this year, it didn’t show up the way I hoped it would in preseason. That ought to make Atlanta’s decisions easier, at least. The WrapupGame MVPThere wasn’t one! Hooray!One TakeawayThis team’s deep depth is not great, which we already knew. Next WeekThe first actual regular season game against the Philadelphia Eagles. The Falcons can’t get revenge for the Divisional Round—it’s a regular season game—but they can start off a promising season with a bang. Visit Bleeding Green Nation for more. Final WordIt’sover.

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Miguel Cummins, the West Indies fast bowler, has signed as Worcestershires overseas player for the final three rounds of the Championship. Cheap Air Max Plus . Cummins, who made his Test debut against India last month, replaces South Africas Kyle Abbott as Worcestershire aim to maintain their pursuit of the one promotion spot available in Division Two this season.Abbott was called up for South Africas Test series with New Zealand and, after two defeats in their last three matches followed by conceding 551 against Northamptonshire, Worcestershire have decided to strengthen their attack by bringing in Cummins.With one day of their ongoing match at New Road to go, Worcestershire sit fourth in the Division Two table, 56 points behind leaders Essex after they secured a three-day win against Leicestershire.Steve Rhodes, Worcestershires director of cricket, said: We have signed Miguel for the last three games of the season. I am delighted not only to be getting someone who has been playing recently but also someone who has recently been playing international cricket and that says a lot for his quality.He played in the West Indies-India series and was successful in the penultimate Test of that series. He is a young guy with no experience of county cricket or English conditions but he is hungry to do well, try and impress and make an impact and he has got this opportunity in the last three games and we are looking forward to having him on board.He is a little bit quicker than any of our bowlers, with a bit of bounce, and he is well thought of by Ottis Gibson. I spoke to him and he gave a very good recommendation for him and when you look to give someone an opportunity, you want someone with a point to prove.There is a lot of unavailability [of overseas players] towards the end of the season and we are very lucky to get Miguel.Cummins, who took 6 for 48 in the St Lucia Test against India, has a career record of 125 first-class wickets at 22.44. He was the most successful pace bowler in this years WICB Professional Cricket League, with 33 at 20.69. He is expected to arrive at the club on Monday and be available to play Essex at Chelmsford, starting on Wednesday, followed by games against Sussex and Derbyshire.I am relishing the chance to play county cricket for the first time, Cummins said. I am always keen to learn and broaden my cricketing knowledge and experiences and this is an ideal opportunity for me. Several West Indian players have played for the county and I hope I can make a significant impact and help the club towards its goal of trying to achieve promotion. Air Max Plus Online . -- Most satisfying to Russ Smith about No. Air Max Plus Clearance . Tracey comes to the Blue Bombers after spending over a decade with Queens University. Most recently he was the schools assistant football coach. http://www.cheapairmaxplus.com/ . Pert has formerly spent time as an assistant coach with Cardiff City, Coventry City, and Bahrain mens national team. "Martyn is a highly-respected coach with experience at the top levels in England," said Whitecaps FC head coach Carl Robinson. NEWARK, Del. -- The University of Delaware has fired head football coach Dave Brock.Director of Intercollegiate Athletics & Recreation Services Christine Rawak announced Brocks departure in a statement Sunday. He was 19-22 in his four seasons with the Blue Hens and had a 2-4 records this season.Co-defensive coordinator Dennis Dottin-Carter will take over for the rest of the season and the school will conduct a national search for Brocks successor.The university also fired head volleyball ccoach Bonnie Kenny and associate head coach Cindy Gregory. Air Max Plus For Sale. They were placed on administrative leave earlier this month. Over 15 seasons, they helped lead Delaware to five Colonial Athletic Association team championships and multiple NCAA Tournaments.Brian Toron and Dana Griskowitz will lead the team for the reminder of the season with Colleen Caskey. cheap falcons jerseys cheap ravens jerseys cheap bills jerseys cheap bears jerseys cheap bengals jerseys cheap cowboys jerseys cheap lions jerseys cheap texans jerseys cheap colts jerseys cheap jaguars jerseys cheap chiefs jerseys cheap rams jerseys cheap dolphins jerseys cheap vikings jerseys cheap saints jerseys cheap giants jerseys cheap jets jerseys cheap eagles jerseys cheap steelers jerseys cheap 49ers jerseys ' ' '

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Shields won all four rounds on the scorecards of the three ringside judges.Shields, who became the first American woman to win a gold medal in the 2012 Olympics and added another in Rio in August, had vowed to be impressive in her first pro fight. And she wasnt shy about trading punches with Franchon, a Baltimore fighter who lost to her during the Olympic trials in 2012.Shields was pushed to the canvas twice by Crews, who started strong but seemed to tire quickly.It feels so good to have just made my pro debut, she said. This is what Ive been training for. Im faster and I hit harder.Shields, from Flint, Michigan, weighed 167 pounds to 168 for Crews.The 21-year-old Shields said she plans to fight up to 10 times in her first year as a pro. Her goal is to one day headline a pay-per-view card of her own.I believe 150 percent in my boxing ability, she said before the fight. I know Im a great fighter. I fight better than 90 percent of the men who box now. 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Manny Pacquiaos ring return will take place on Nov. Authentic Nike NFL Jerseys Cheap . 5 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Top Rank promoter Bob Arum told ESPN.com.Arum initially was planning for Pacquiaos return on Oct. 15, but that was ruled out because it conflicted with obligations Pacquiao has in the senate in the Philippines. He was elected to a six-year term in the government body in May, a few weeks after he outpointed Timothy Bradley Jr. in their third fight on April 9 in Las Vegas, after which he announced his retirement.Few believed the retirement would stick. Arum and Pacquiao adviser Michael Koncz said he decided to return, but only as long as he did not have to compromise his senate schedule in order to train.Arum said the senate will be in recess in the weeks leading up to Nov. 5. Before that, however, Arum said Pacquiao would handle his senate duties by day and train by night.Arum had narrowed down the return date to Oct. 29 or Nov. 5, dates that worked much better in conjunction with Pacquiaos senate schedule. But Arum said he was struggling to find an available venue in Las Vegas, where he wanted to stage the bout against an undetermined opponent.Arum said MGM officials tried to clear other events from their facilities -- the MGM Grand Garden Arena, Mandalay Bay Events Center and the T-Mobile Arena -- but were not able to. But he said he had success with officials at the Thomas & Mack Center, which he said was able to move a UNLV exhibition basketball game to another date.I couldnt get a building, but we were finally able to secure Thomas & Mack Center, Arum said. So I am doing the fight with my friend Steve Wynn [whose Wynn Resorts will serve as the host casino]. MGM really wanted to do the fight but they didnt have a building. They did everything they could to free up a place for us but Nov. 5 didnt work, but that is what worked for Manny.We are going to film Manny -- if we can get into the senate -- working as a senator during the day and then training at night. Well have a camera crew over in the Philippines. But then he will finish with the budget votes he has to work on around Oct. 15 and he will come to Los Angeles with [trainer] Freddie [Roach] and finish training.?Arum said the 37-year-old Pacquiao (58-6-2, 38 KOs), boxings only eight-division titleholder, would fight on HBO PPV, but that has not been confirmed by the network.HBO PPV is committed to a much-anticipated fight on Nov. 19 at the T-Mobile Arena pitting unified light heavyweight titleholder Sergey Kovalev and former super middleweight champion Andre Ward in a showdown of undefeated top 5 pound-for-pound fighters in their prime. It would be highly unusual for HBO PPV to put on two major boxing events in the same month, so its possible Arum could again have to shift dates or perhaps go it alone without HBOs involvement.As for who Pacquiao will face, Arum said he has narrowed it down to three fighters he promotes -- welterweight titleholder Jessie Vargas, Terence Crawford, should he defeat Viktor Postol in their unification fight on Saturday (HBO PPV) at the MGM Grand, or Postol, whom Arum said was more of a long shot to get Pacquiao should he defeat Crawford.Arum said he and longtime adversary Al Haymon, the powerful adviser/manager and creator of Premier Boxing Champions, can do business together now that their $100 million lawsuit has been settled. Arum said they talked about matching Pacquiao with one of his fighters, former four-division titlist Adrien Broner, but Broner priced himself out of the fight. 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The three-time MVP had been out following hip surgery. His punishment overshadowed everything else, whether it was teammate Derek Jeter going back on the disabled list because of a strained right calf or Andy Pettitte (7-9) getting knocked out early. Alex Rios drove in four runs, Alexei Ramirez added four hits and Jose Quintana (6-3) pitched into the seventh for the White Sox. Was it a good day for baseball? "A little bit of both," Jeter said. "I dont know if you can say its a good day anytime youre talking about a negative, negativity. I understand what baseball is trying to do, Theyre cracking down on players." Rodriguez, meanwhile, is digging in, ready to go toe to toe with MLB. "Were just getting started in this process," he said. "But for me, personally, I just want to get back to baseball, playing hard and playing with a lot of intensity. I just want to see what our team has to offer." At 38 and coming back from the hip injury, he said hes fighting for his life. He was welcomed back with the same sort of greeting he got on the road in the past, a series of boos and jeers amplified by the penalty announced earlier in the day. The crowd at U.S. Cellular Field booed Rodriguez during pregame warmups and introductions. When he stepped to the plate in the second inning, the fans could have drowned out a jet. They werent feeling any better after Rodriguez dropped a leadoff single into shallow left on the third pitch. He moved to third with no outs on Vernon Wells double but was stranded. Rodriguez flied out in his second and third at-bats and handled a few grounders at third, getting booed every time he stepped to the plate or touched the ball. He also struck out in the eighth as fans chanted "Steroids! Steroids!" Rodriguez shrugged off the reaction. "I love Chicago," he said. "I love the fans here. Its just a great town, great people. Im just so humbled being on the field, being able to play the game I love. Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys For Sale. 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He added a two-run single in the second that made it 5-0. Rios then capped a two-run third with a bases-loaded walk after Preston Claiborne replaced Pettitte, making it 7-0. That was more than enough for Quintana, who gave up one run and eight hits in 6 2-3 innings. "It was just a good night offensively," White Sox manager Robin Ventura said. "Guys were swinging it." NOTES: Pettitte is the first Yankees pitcher since at least 1920 to allow runs in the first inning in seven straight starts within a single season, according to STATS LLC. ... Besides Rodriguez, Yankees C Francisco Cervelli and minor league OF Fernando Martinez were suspended 50 games. "I think he had made strides this year as a player, and I want him to come into spring training ready to go, try to learn from what has happened," manager Joe Girardi said when asked about Cervelli. ... With Jeter going on the DL, the Yankees recalled infielder Dave Adams from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. 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ATLANTA -- Phil Mickelson was pleased to find some form on the final day of the Tour Championship, but he expressed displeasure over the setup at East Lake, saying it was not good preparation for next weeks Ryder Cup.Mickelson, who shot a final-round 66 that included a triple-bogey and a back-nine 29, said the rough was the worst Ive seen in years, and were not going to have that rough next week at Hazeltine National outside of Minneapolis, where the 41st Ryder Cup will take place.Im going to point something out, Mickelson said, unprompted. This is a great example of the disconnect that we have on the U.S. side because the [PGA] Tour doesnt own the Ryder Cup, or doesnt work in conjunction with the PGA of America.The Ryder Cup is administered by the PGA of America in the U.S. and the European Tour in Europe.The European Tour would never have the setup be so different the week before the Ryder Cup, Mickelson said. If we were in Europe and they were going to set up the course a certain way, the week before they would set it up a certain way. Were not going to have rough like that.Why the tour set it up so differently from what were going to have next week is a lack of communication and working together. Its those kinds of details that we have to sort through as a unit to bring out our best.Mickelson, 46, will play in his 11th straight Ryder Cup dating to 1995. He was vocal two years ago at Gleneagles in Scotland, where the U.S. lost for the third straight time. He indirectly criticized U.S. captain Tom Watson and led a movement to make changes to the Ryder Cup process, suggesting that the PGA of Americca take more player input. Cheap Jerseys Free Shipping. That resulted in the formation of the U.S. Ryder Cup Task Force, a change in qualifying criteria and timing of selections, as well as Davis Love III being named captain for a second time.Mickelson admitted earlier in the week that his thoughts were more on the Ryder Cup than they were on the season-ending PGA Tour event.Well, Ive won two Tour Championships, and Ive only been a part of two winning Ryder Cups, Mickelson said. Id kind of like to be a part of a third. So not to diminish this [tournament], but Id rather win next week. For me, at this stage in my career, it means a little more to me.The PGA Tour is under no obligation to set up the course with that in mind. The Tour Championship not only has an $8.5 million purse and is the culmination of a 40-plus event season, but it is also where the FedEx Cup champion is crowned, with the winner receiving a $10 million bonus.It is true that the recent events on the European Tour in Italy (where seven European Ryder Cup members played) and Germany (where two played) were on relatively benign setups with lots of birdies possible.Seven U.S. Ryder Cup team members were at East Lake, including Brandt Snedeker, who did not agree with Mickelson.Thats Phil being Phil, Snedeker said, chuckling. I like rough on this course. Its a different tournament. A different course, different grass, different everything.The Ryder Cup teams will arrive in Minnesota on Monday. 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The worst crash in Le Mans history occurred in 1955 when Pierre Leveghs Mercedes flew into the crowd, killing more than 80 spectators. Aston Martin, which has five Vantage V8 cars in the GTE-Pro and GTE-Am classes, will continue in the race "at the specific request" of Simonsens family and in tribute to the driver. "I would like to extend our deepest sympathies and condolences to the individuals, and families whose friends or loved ones were involved in todays terrible tragedy," Aston Martin Racing managing director John Gaw said. The safety car came out after the crash and the race was held up for nearly an hour to repair the guard rail. Simonsen was participating for the seventh time at the endurance race, which is won by the team that completes the most laps in 24 hours with up to three drivers alternating. He finished second in the GT2 class at Le Mans three years ago. He clocked the fastest time in qualifying on Thursday in the GTE-Am class. Jean Todt, the FIA president, and Pierre Fillon, president of Le Mans organizer the Automobile Club de lOuest, paid tribute to Simonsen. "Allan was an extremely talented and experienced sports car driver who had raced in every corner of the world and was highly respected by his peers and his team," they said in a joint statement. "For many in endurance racing, Allan was above all a good friend who displayed his passion for racing on and off the track. His loss will be felt by the FIA, the ACO and the greater motorsport family." Simonsen and Danish co-drivers Kristian Poulsen and Christoffer Nygaard were leading the GTE-Am class in the world endurance championship after topping their category at Silverstone in April and finishing second in Spa-Francorchamps last month. Audi held the top three spots after the sixth hour, followed by two Toyotas. IndyCar series leader Helio Castroneves tweeted: "Very sad to know about the fatal accident of Allan Simonsen on Le Mans today. Praying for him and (his) family." Tony Kanaan, another IndayCar driver, tweeted: "Such a tragic news on the passing of (at)AllanSimonsen. Sad day in motorsports again. Thoughts and prayers are with his family." There was second driver death on Saturday, in Germany. Two-time champion Wolf Silvester died because of "health problems" during the German VLN Endurance Racing Championship, race organizers said. Safety marshalls said Silvester, 55, apparently lost control of his Opel Astra OPC, and when they approached the stopped car on the track they found him sitting motionless in the seat. The dpa news agency reported that Silvester had a heart attack. Hydro Flask 32 Oz Wide Mouth Straw Lid . -- The Sacramento Kings are set to become the first major professional sports franchise to accept Bitcoin virtual currency for ticket and merchandise purchases. Hydro Flask Coffee Mug . 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It may be the same way Thursday night.With Andrew Luck missing a second straight practice because he remains in the NFLs concussion protocol, Indy is preparing to dust off the backup plan for this weeks game against the Pittsburgh Steelers -- just in case.Last year we had musical chairs at the quarterback position and we were still able to win games, still able to play good football and thats what we have to do now, linebacker DQwell Jackson said. Weve finally got some momentum and well be ready for this challenge.If Luck cant go, it wont be exactly like last season when the Colts (5-5) plugged in former Super Bowl starter Matt Hasselbeck.This time, coach Chuck Paganos options appear to be relying on the rarely used Tolzien, the never-used Morris, some combination of the two or perhaps even running back Frank Gore out of the wildcat formation.None are ideal for a team looking to build momentum and improve their playoff chances, but they wont have a choice if Luck isnt cleared Wednesday .Tolziens most extensive work came in 2013 when he was promoted from the Green Bay Packers practice squad to the active roster after Aaron Rodgers broke his collarbone.He was pressed into action when backup Seneca Wallace was injured and started the next two games before being benched. Tolzien has thrown just one regular-season pass since 2013.Morris hasnt even done that much.In his third season in the league, the former University of Miami starter has never appeared in a regular-season game -- even for last seasons quarterback-needy Colts.Heck, he hasnt even been promoted from the practice squad to the active roster yet.I think Scotts no different than Matt. Matt was here a longer period of time. So were going to do what we have to do to win the football game, Pagano said Tuesday.Scott knows the playbook, Stephen knows the playbook. SSo well do whats necessary and see how theyre going to play us. Hydro Flask Coffee Sale. agano certainly has shown he has a knack for adapting on the fly -- especially under seemingly impossible odds.When Luck missed nine games with multiple injuries last season, including the final seven games with a lacerated kidney and partially torn abdominal muscle, Indy won six.The first five came with Hasselbeck and Charlie Whitehurst at the helm. The sixth came courtesy of Josh Freeman and Ryan Lindley pairing up in the season finale, less than a week after joining the team.The circumstances were sometimes difficult.Hasselbecks second win came on a Thursday night at Houston and on a week he had been ill.But it was the Freeman-Lindley combo that really turned heads.Both were signed in the lead up to the season finale and with neither knowing the playbook, Pagano split up their duties. Freeman was instructed to learn the regular offense and handed the two-minute drill to Lindley.It worked perfectly as the Colts pulled out a 30-24 victory over Tennessee.But Pagano didnt drop any hints Tuesday about the Colts plans or even whether Luck had been ruled out.Still in the protocol, Pagano said, updating Lucks status before being asked about the plan without Luck. We have options.All the Colts can do now is get ready for Pittsburgh (5-5), hope Luck will be cleared and prepare like he wont.Its my job, Tolzien said. Maybe its a little bit different, but thats why you always try to prepare like a starter, no matter what, so that you are always ready to go and you dont have to be in panic mode if that happens.Game notes Safety Clayton Geathers (concussion) and cornerback Vontae Davis (ankle) also did not practice Tuesday. ... 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JaMychal Green finished with 14 points for Memphis, which played without reserve Zach Randolph following his mothers death and had its six-game winning streak snapped.The Heat played without a number of players due to injuries. The latest was point guard Goran Dragic, who missed the game because of a sore left elbow. He joined Wayne Ellington, Willie Reed and Justise Winslow on the Miami injured list.Miami made up for the personnel shortage by hitting 12 of 31 outside the arc and forcing 18 turnovers, leading to 23 points. The Heat jumped to an early lead, built it to as many as 17 and led from start to finish.We were a little behind the eight-ball with Goran being out, Tyler Johnson said. Everybody did what they were supposed to do in order for us to get out of here with a win.Miami used 3-point shooting in the third quarter, hitting six of its first nine long-distance shots. That helped the Heat build their biggest lead to 17 before a 71-57 lead into the fourth.Meanwhile, the Memphis offense, which seemed out of sync most of the night, continued to sputter. Memphis never got closer than eight points in the final quarter.Their speed really impacted us, Fizdale said. We never got organized. We never had a toughness about us. We didnt play with the attitude that weve had over the last six games, especially defensively.TIP-INSHeat: In announcing Dragic would not play, Spoelstra said the guards elbow is just not getting better. ... C Hassan Whiteside recorded a block in the first quarter, his 44th consecutive game with a block. He finished with two blocks. Whiteside, who had 12 rebounds, has led the Heat in rebounding in all 15 games this season.Grizzlies: Conley not starting was because of minutes management, not disciplinary or injury-related. ... 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It was emotional, and that doesnt leave you in 24 hours.HELLO OL FRIENDFizdale served as a Miami assistant for eight years. There were plenty of hugs, handshakes and receiving lines of well-wishers for Fizdale, including after the game.UP NEXTHeat: Return home Saturday night after a four-game road trip to face the Grizzlies.Grizzlies: Memphis will play its fourth straight game against an Eastern Conference opponent when it faces the Heat on Saturday. The Grizzlies are 3-0 this season on the second night of a back-to-back. Air Max Clearance Online . White came in fourth place in the event. He was the two-time defending gold medallist. The gold medal went to Swiss snowboarder Iouri Podladtchikov. Air Max Clearance Sale . Gerald Green and Miles Plumlee? Green had bounced around the NBA when he wasnt playing overseas. The Pacers gave up on Plumlee after just one season. 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COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Thursday evening is opening night for the Columbus Blue Jackets as they play host to the Boston Bruins, two teams not expected to place within the top-3 of the Metropolitan Division this season.The Blue Jackets begin the 2016-17 season as a team that didnt make any spectacular moves, save for selecting forward Pierre Luc-Dubois ahead of the pundits choice of forward Jesse Puljujarvi with the No. 3 overall pick in the 2016 draft.Although it was announced Tuesday that the team had sent forward Alex Wennberg through waivers in order to be assigned to the teams AHL-affiliate Cleveland Monsters while Luc-Dubois had apparently made the team, the Blue Jackets announced late Wednesday that Pierre Luc-Dubois, 18, had been assigned to the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles (QMJHL), and had recalled Wennberg from Cleveland. This was done ostensibly to give them more room under the salary cap with forward David Clarkson on long-term Injured Reserve.Wennberg, 22, posted NHL career highs in 2015-16, recording eight goals and 32 assists in 69 games with the team.The Blue Jackets signed Sam Gagner, 27, this summer to be a possible integral component of the power play, while also being a potential No. 2 center for the team. Gagner was selected with the No. 6 overall pick by the Edmonton Oilers in the 2007 draft. He had eight goals and eight assists in 53 games for the Philadelphia Flyers last season, and has recorded 124-228-352 in 615 NHL games.The Blue Jackets also have high hope for 19-year old defenseman Zach Werenski, selected No. 8 in the 2015 draft.I see another gear, a high gear, that a lot of people dont have, Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella said of Werenski, via BlueJackets.com. I look at his skill . Air Max Wholesale China. .. 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I will take it into consideration, Larry. And I respect you very much.David also might be coming for Chan Gaileys job -- or anyone else who runs an NFL offense.Im not joking. Im positive I could be an offensive coordinator, he said. All I have to do is, I think if I just studied, if I just hung around and just learned a little bit ... give me one season shadowing an offensive coordinator, one season, and I know I could do it.What can be so hard about it? You make up plays. Why is that so hard? Im creative in certain respects, and I think I can do that.Yadda, yadda, yadda.Fitzpatrick was asked what he thinks of the chances of David being a successful NFL offensive coordinator.Pretty, pretty good, Fitzpatrick said, mimicking a popular line from Curb Your Enthusiasm.---AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and AP NFL Twitter feed: http://twitter.com/AP-NFL Cheap France Jerseys . -- For the first time in two months, an opponent was standing up to Alabama. Authentic Soccer Gear Store . 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And players such as Phoenixs Mistie Bass, who spoke so eloquently about the fines and the message they sent, were pleased to see the league change course.It shows that our voices matter, and so do we as players, Bass said via text message Saturday. Its never too late to do the right thing. Now we all have an opportunity to come together and discuss how we can move forward.It isnt an easy thing to say publicly, Weve reconsidered. There is a stodgy narrative that suggests that changing your mind about a decision leads to an undermining of your authority.In truth, though, its often just the opposite. Not budging from a bad decision actually erodes authority, and thats initially what was happening in regard to the players and Borders, who took over as WNBA president earlier this year.Now the players have reason to believe that Borders really is a reasonable and responsive leader who might have incorrectly gauged their passion on this subject, or perhaps just didnt realize they would strongly push back.Borders was in Atlanta city government for several years, has worked in the upper levels of business administration, and definitely knows her way around corporate America. But the job of WNBA president presents some challenges that are different from previous leadership positions shes held.All four WNBA presidents have had to try to establish their own authority while at the same time answering to NBA authority. Theyve had to juxtapose the relentless optimism part of the job with the realism required for the business world.These are things that Borders is still figuring out, and thats understandable. But this past week can be filed away as a valuable lesson in several ways: from the need to get out in front of a potentially difficult topic (which the league didnt do in this situation) to having more faith in old-fashioned communication.I dont think its being naive or idealizing WNBA players to say that they are very educated, reasonable and respectful. Cheap England Jerseys. While I understand the slippery-slope aspect about rules that prohibit modifying uniforms, I dont believe that should be a big future worry of the WNBA.Thats because its highly unlikely that players are going to try to push a bunch of agendas via their uniforms. In short, I have a lot of faith in their common sense.But the fact that they have worn WNBA-sanctioned alterations -- in the form of warm-up T-shirts -- that convey messages of support for various concerns, that leaves the avenue of on-court activism as a viable option when its supported by the entire league.Which gets us down to the heart of the issue, doesnt it? The players thought this was an obvious issue in which the WNBA should channel its commitment to community involvement, awareness and activism. The players approached it with a sense of unity and utmost urgency.It seems the league viewed it as potentially controversial and thus worrisome. Thats where better communication and dialogue were needed. Sending out a memo in corporate speak in regard to an issue that many WNBA players see as a matter of life and death for their own families and loved ones was a classic case of turning something negotiable into something almost hostile.Now it can return to being negotiable. The players have a message, and they want to use their platform as professional athletes to voice it. They want to help build bridges between law enforcement and all communities.The fact that the WNBA players have been so vocal and so emotionally committed on this subject tells you that this is an area where they truly believe that they can help make positive changes. They wanted to feel that their league was really 100 percent behind them. And while I certainly havent polled the entirety of WNBA fandom, the majority of fans seem to support the players in this.Some observers might suspect that the WNBA rescinded the fines not out of a desire to effectively collaborate with the players on this initiative but because fining them was causing too much negative publicity. 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The reasons for such a ploy could be an acceptance of the possibility of the pitch cracking too soon or to account for the extra bounce at Wankhede, for that allows the horizontal bat shots to be played more often.The well-behaved Wankhede pitchThe pitch at Wankhede is one of its kind in India, for the soil used to prepare it is red in colour and that offers more bounce. In addition to that, the red soil tends to break quicker than the black soil. The first signs of what to expect from this pitch surfaced on the fourth ball of the eighth over, for there was a puff of dust where the ball landed. It is worth mentioning here that there is an even covering of grass on the 22 yards and therefore it will not start misbehaving too soon.Englands clear intentEngland have come out with a clear intent to be a little more aggressive in this Test. There has been a clear intent to keep the score board ticking, even if it meant playing slightly out of character. Alastair Cook is not known to go down the track and attempt aerial shots early in the innings but he did that here. Jennings also used the sweep shot effectively to rotate strike.Limited margin of errorThe best part about the red-soil pitch at Wankhede is that the game moves really fast. The extra bounce off the pitch allows the batsman to put the ball in gaps easily and the same bounce ensures that edges (outside and inside) carry to the fielders. As a bowler you cannot err in length, for unlike other Indian pitches, here runs are easily available off the back foot. Batsmen must also be decisive in judging the length correctly, for they cannot just plant their foot and adjust afterwards.The familiar trap against MoeenFollowing Moeen Alis dismissal in the first innings of the Test in Mohali, Indian seamers tried the bouncer trap against him at Wankhede too. While he has had a fair share of issues against the short-pitched deliveries in the past, he has managed it well on the first day here. If there is a pitch in India that encourages fast bowlers to dig it in, it has to be at the Wankhede. But if there is a pitch in India where batsmen also feel comfortable against bouncers, it has to be the Wankhede again, for here you can always trust the bounce. If you have a defensive game plan against bouncers, you can stick to it without worrying about some balls not bouncing enough. The ball of the seriesIf you are an aspiring spinner, please watch this ball time and again. R Ashwin bowled from around the wicket, used the angle to bring the ball back into Ben Stokes, the angle got further accentuated because of the drift and then the ball turned at a right-angle after pitching to beat Stokes outside edge. It is a pity that Ashwin did not get a wicket on that ball and therefore it will not go down as one of the best balls in recent times. 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He slipped before reaching the sideline, balanced on his left hand twice to inch closer to the end zone, then managed to reach the ball over the plane of the goal line with two hands as he fell out of bounds.He said that body control came from his younger days in the country, where his cousin made a game of sending him across the highway to get mail.It comes from dodging rocks at my grandmommas house, Westbrook said. When youre in the country, you just do all kinds of crazy things.Crazy isnt what you get on first impression with the speedster from Cameron, Texas, population roughly 5,400. The Heisman Trophy finalist comes across as a quiet, polite young man with big dreams.Dont let it fool you. When hes away from the glare of the camera, the Heisman finalist is the life of the party.Hes fun and energetic, said Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield, also a Heisman finalist. You can always hear him talking, laughing, giving somebody crap. He brightens the room whenever he walks in. Thats just the type of guy he is, and it makes him a good leader.As for his speed -- in 12 games, he has 12 touchdowns from scrimmage of 40 or more yards. The school says thats the most of any FBS player since 1996.He does everything fast, offensive lineman Orlando Brown said with a laugh. Walking. Talking. Not sure if you guys have ever talked to him. He does everything fast.Hes also very confident. His goal this year was to be the best receiver in the country, and now hes a finalist for the Biletnikoff Award.Its still very overwhelming, he said. I still havent wrapped my head around it. I try not to get caught up in the media or the numbers that Im putting up. At the end of the day, Im just a kid thats wanting to play football.In his final year at Blinn Community College (Texas), he finished second in the nation with 76 receptions and led the junior college ranks with 1,487 yards and 13 touchdowns in only eight games.When high expectations met him at Oklahoma, he simply got to work.He didnt come in with ego or anything like that, so he worked hard and they respected him on the field, Oklahoma offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley said. Hes likable and he gets along with a lot of people, and he fit in very well very quickly.As a junior at Oklahoma last season, hee caught 46 passes for 743 yards and four touchdowns while playing second fiddle to Sterling Shepard, who now plays for the New York Giants. Ombre Hydro Flask For Sale. Westbrook said he listened and learned while Shepard was around.Everything I do is an imitation of what hes already done, Westbrook said. I added my own game to it, so thats whats caused me to elevate the way that I have.Even with that mentorship, Westbrook didnt look like a contender for major postseason awards early in the season. He had just 154 yards receiving in his first three games while working through a hamstring pull.He burst onto the scene in October . In five games that month, he caught 40 passes for 881 yards and 11 touchdowns, helping the Sooners win all five games. He gives credit to Mayfield and the hours they spent building chemistry the past two years.It feels special to have that relationship with your quarterback and just know without a doubt that he can throw the ball to me, and Im going to be there to bail him out regardless of the situation, Westbrook said. It feels really good, and I encourage every receiver to get that type of relationship that me and Baker have.---HEISMAN-DEFINING MOMENT: In the snow at West Virginia, he caught a short pass from Mayfield just behind the line of scrimmage and turned it into a 75-yard touchdown. At about the Oklahoma 40-yard line, he stiff-armed linebacker Justin Arndt to the ground , then, as has often been the case, he outran everyone to the end zone. The play gave the Sooners a 14-0 lead and sparked a 56-28 rout .The kid is 175 pounds soaking wet, Mayfield said, laughing. He is strong for his size, but hes a toothpick. Im a little amazed about the fact that he just stiff-armed a linebacker to the ground, but thats a play that Dede makes.BEST GAME: Westbrook followed up his breakout game of seven catches for 158 yards and two touchdowns against TCU by grabbing 10 passes for 232 yards and three scores against Texas . 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Steve Hansen has defended the decision to parachute flanker Jerome Kaino in at lock for New Zealands first-ever defeat to Ireland. Wholesale Air Max Sale Online .The All Blacks surrendered their record 18-match winning streak at Chicagos Soldier Field on Saturday, as Ireland prevailed 40-29 for their maiden victory over New Zealand in 111 years of trying.Brodie Retallick and Sam Whitelock missed Saturdays clash through injury and - with Luke Romano having headed home after a family bereavement - Kaino stepped into the breach.The peerless Retallick is jetting out to join the All Blacks and will be available for Saturdays Italy clash in Rome after beating concussion: but Hansen said he would have no qualms slotting Kaino in at lock in future.A lot of people are going to say that Jerome shouldnt have started at lock, but our scrum was really good, said Hansen. He scrummed well, the lineout wasnt his problem, it was a throwing problem, and Dane Coles has been throwing well all year, so were not going to lose too much sleep over that, well get him sorted pretty quickly.That middle-of-the-park role was new to him and he probably over-thought it a wee bit, therefore didnt carry as strongly as he possibly could. But before the match youd say that would be his strength, and the other thing, I think the young fella (Scott Barrett) came on and played really.But its about making sure in the long-term he gets that opportunity to play well. You wouldnt want him to come on and have a really hard first half and lose his confidence. So while he came on and did really well, do we know if hed have done that in the first half? Dont know under the circumstances.So Im still happy with the decision we made. A lot of people say its his fault the lineout, but it certainly wasnt his fault. Ive had a yarn to him and he shouldnt be beating himself up, hes done nothing wrong.We probably wont have to put JK (Kaino) back in there because Brodies on the plane and hes available for Italy if we need him. And Scottys now had a taste of it, and the longer hes here the better hes going to get. But if we had to go back there we probably would.Centre George Moala has damaged elbow ligaments and will miss the rest of New Zealands northern hemisphere tour. But playmaker Ryan Crotty could yet beat a hamstring problem in time for the France clash in Paris on Saturday, November 26.New Zealand have called up Seta Tamanivalu to replace Moala, with the Crusaders centre already in London after helping the Barbarians to a 31-31 draw with South Africa at Wembley on Saturday.Georges elbow, hes pulled the ligaments and tendons off his elbow, said Hansen of Moalas injury. He wont need an operation, but he will be out for the rest of the tour so hes going home today.Ryan Crotty has got a hamstring injury which we think should be right by France so hes going to stay. Whilst everyone else is sore the sorest part of them is their pride, so theyre fit to play.Seta is going to come in. Hes already over with the Baa-Baas, so hes going to meet us in London. Its a great opportunity, hes been in and out of the team a bit this year. For a lot of people, coming into the team is a bit overwhelming because theres so much pressure.But once youve been in a couple of times I think it becomes a little easier, so Im looking forward to how he goes. Midfield has been the cursed position this year, weve lost a few of them and a few guys (due to) retiring. Cheap Wholesale Air Max Shoes .com) - The Pittsburgh Penguins placed forward James Neal on injured reserve Tuesday. 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Its an honor to be part of this team.Ana Dabovic hit a free throw with 10.2 seconds left to give Serbia a two-point lead and the Aussies had one last chance to force overtime or win it. But Australia guard Leilani Mitchells heave from near the three-point line was short, and Marianna Tolos desperation put-back didnt hit the rim -- sending the jubilant Serbs racing to midcourt to celebrate.Australia coach Brendan Joyce said the Aussies, whose streak of medaling in every Olympics since 1996 came to an abrupt end, didnt take the Euro champs for granted.Heartbreaker to go down by 2, Joyce said. Not get a shot off with 10 seconds left. Didnt have the correct spacing. One of the players lost her focus and wasnt supposed to be a double screen.Taylors final game in an Aussie jersey wasnt memorable. The 35-year-old forward missed alll seven of her shots, finishing with two points and nine assists. Wholesale Air Max For Sale Cheap. Representing a country is the ultimate goal, and you want to do it well, Taylor said. Make people proud and definitely could have done more tonight.An emotional Cambage, who has carried the Aussies in Rio and had 29 points and 11 rebounds, didnt talk with the media when she left the court.The Australians struggled with 26 turnovers -- 16 of those steals by the Serbs. The Aussies led by nine in the third quarter but couldnt hold onto the lead with Serbia playing so aggressively on defense.We threw the ball away a lot, Taylor said. The turnovers killed us. Not getting good shots or getting any shot when we threw the ball away. Were disappointed, but credit to a team that played really well tonight.Serbia will play Spain, a 64-62 winner over Turkey, on Thursday for a spot in the gold medal game.Dabovic finished with 24 points for Serbia and three steals herself. She scored the final three points for Serbia.She was unstoppable, said Page, who played at Nebraska in college. 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