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Southampton travel to Swansea City on Saturday afternoon, with goalkeeper Fraser Forster looking to record a sixth clean sheet in a row. Air Max Wholesale China . The England international has not let in a goal since returning from a serious knee injury, which kept him out for nearly 10 months, at the turn of the year, much to his boss Ronald Koemans delight.A tactical shift has also helped the Saints recover their form, with three centre-backs deployed in a new look formation. However, their resolute system could come undone against the Swans, with midfield anchor Victor Wanyama suspended after picking up his third red card of the season at West Ham last time out. Swansea City head coach Francesco Guidolin wants his side to stop conceding from set plays Swansea head into this fixture in 16th, just five points above the relegation zone, although they are unbeaten in three games since former Parma and Udinese manager Francesco Guidolin took charge at the Liberty Stadium.The five points the Italian has collected have moved the Swans four clear of 18th-placed Norwich City, but it could have been so much better but for equalisers given away in 1-1 draws with West Bromwich Albion and Crystal Palace.Team newsSwansea have no new injury problems to worry about, and hope to have midfielder Ki Sung-Yeung back after a recent bout of concussion. Swansea remain just five points above the relegation zone Saints midfielder Steven Davis has shrugged off the knock he picked up against West Brom in mid-January and is fit for the trip to South Wales, while defender Matt Targett is also back after missing the West Ham United game.Wanyama is out of contention for the visitors as he serves the first game of a five-match ban.The midfielder received his third red card of the season in the Saints 1-0 win against West Ham last weekend.Opta statsSouthampton have won four and lost just one of the seven Premier League games against Swansea.Swansea have failed to score in all three Premier League meetings with Southampton at Liberty Stadium.Southampton have scored a league-high 10 headed goals in the Premier League this season.The Welsh side have scored just three goals in the seven Premier League encounters with Southampton in total and none during the first half.Gylfi Sigurdsson has scored five goals in his last six Premier League appearances for Swansea, the same number as he managed in his previous 33 apps in the competition.Mersons predictionSouthampton have really turned the corner. For Forster to do what hes done and keep five clean sheets is some going in a league where so many chances are created. You have to ride your luck to keep clean sheets in this league, but take nothing away from Southampton - their dogged display against West Ham with 10 men was brilliant. I dont see Swansea scoring if Im being honest, theyve been so uncertain at the back I just see Saints winning.PAUL PREDICTS: 0-1 (Sky Bet odds 11/2) Jamie Redknapp looks ahead to Chelseas Saturday Night Football clash with Newcastle before previewing the 3pm kick-offs BettingIn-form Southampton are 6/4 favourites with Swansea 2/1 and the draw trading at 21/10. The Saints are unbeaten in their last five and are 11/4 shots to finish in the top six and 6/4 to record a sixth successive clean sheet. Swansea are unbeaten since the arrival of Francesco Guidolin and are 100/30 to win by exactly one goal.Check out tips and Super 6 predictions from our Sky Sports pundits Jamie Redknapp, Charlie Nicholas, Phil Thompson and Matt Le Tissier. The Saints are also one of the picks in this Saturdays Soccer Saturday Price Boost. Back them, Bournemouth and Everton all to win enhanced from 7/1 10/1. Air Max Clearance Sale . Vettel, who has already clinched his fourth straight F1 title, enters the finale with a chance to equal Michael Schumachers 13 victories in a year and match the record of nine consecutive wins by Alberto Ascari in the 1952 and 1953 seasons. Air Max Clearance Online . In Europe, top teams seem to be largely happy with their squads after spending nearly $1 billion in the off-season. And although English league clubs are unlikely to splash cash in January, Arsenal and Chelsea could be tempted to strengthen their squads with new strikers. . Luis Suarezs double powered Liverpool to a 4-0 victory over Fulham, and Southampton easily overcame Hull 4-1 to continue the south coast clubs impressive start to the season. Liverpool and Southampton sent Chelsea down to fourth place as the west London club was held to 2-2 at home. Carlos Brathwaites final-over whirl will forever define the the 2016 World T20, aided by Ian Bishops compelling, word-perfect call. Remember the name! But in less hectic surrounds five hours earlier, Hayley Matthews, another Barbadian, made a name for herself on one of crickets biggest stages.In the womens final, she flummoxed Australias bowlers with 66 from 45 balls, opening the innings and hunting down their 148. After she popped Megan Schutt over the fence and deep midwicket, and Ellyse Perry back over her head early in the chase, the three-times womens champions never recovered.At the start of the tournament, Matthews was 17 going on 18; by its conclusion she was the Player of the Final. To this day I still am trying to find words for it, Matthews tells ESPNcricinfo in a discussion of her Kolkata heroics and her story to date.Four decades ago Janis Ian sang of the pitfalls of the awkward ages - of solitude, despair and expectations routinely failing to meet reality. But Matthews experience of those testing years strays from that narrative. Self-assured and ambitious, considered and calm, shes as impressive in conversation as she is in the middle.A lot of people take so long to get something like that in their lifetime, Matthews reflects. That I could be part of that at such a young age really means a lot to me.Shes right. These are heights that few scale on the very best day. But so young, with so much of the journey yet to be even conceived? It is surreal, Matthews continues. I saw one article (on ESPNcricinfo) saying that I started the tournament as a 17-year-old and I finished at 18 covered in a bottle of champagne I couldnt have drunk when it began. Thats another way of looking at it.She has paused her formal schooling for cricket, pledging to return when she has the time. But between national duty, and the new domestic circuit for women - commitments to Hobart Hurricanes in the Womens Big Bash League in the Australian summer, and Lancashire Thunder in the Kia Super League in England - time is a particularly scarce commodity.The privilege, though, isnt lost upon her; following the sun, making a living exclusively from the game - Matthews is of the first generation of women who can legitimately do that.She gets home to the beach, to parties with my friends, what normal teenagers do, but since that breathtaking performance in March, that has changed too. They tease me quite a bit, saying that they are walking around with a legend and a celebrity.Home is the enduring and quintessential hotbed of Caribbean cricket talent: Barbados. Matthews grew up playing with the boys at her fathers club - a familiar story - before dominating a regional girls tournament at age 15. The path to a West Indies cap and central contract followed; her ODI and T20 international debuts both came when she was 16.Brathwaite, who shared so much with her on that special night in Kolkata, remains her closest friend in the mens game as a former team-mate of her father. When we won the game, all the guys came running on the field and I jumped into his arms and he spun me around. His company is also her equipment sponsor - she is the only woman in the game to use the Brathwaite bats. When asked to consider why Carlos and Co. have managed to prosper in white-ball cricket after such a distressing decline in Test cricket over the past two decades, Mattthews has well-thought-out views and isnt shy about expressing them. Nike Air Max Cheap Wholesale. The competition for Test match cricket in the region isnt as high as youd see in a lot of other countries, she says. For example, in Australia where you see a lot of first-class cricketers having about ten hundreds before they get a chance, whereas back home we tend to make teams a lot easier. I reckon it is just that the standard needs to be raised a bit, and professionalism needs to be raised a bit in the four-day cricket back home as a whole.The conversation, conducted in August when she was playing in the inaugural edition of the Kia Super League, returns to the main subject - Matthews. Its in these tournaments that she is especially hot property and where she is destined to be a permanent fixture for a generation. In Australia, clubs were actively hunting for her signature as a player around whom a club could be built, directly approaching her through the southern winter in unsuccessful attempts to entice her away from Hobart Hurricanes, who defied expectations to contest a semi-final in season one. Matthews affection for the Tasmanian capital is clear; and she notes the standard for the WBBL is very high.Spending a couple of months there at the end of the year is not any harm for me at all, she notes with a broad smile. It is a great place; I absolutely love it.As for the chance to participate from day one in both the WBBL and the KSL, Matthews calls it an honour, as it is for her to be already a vital member of the West Indies outfit who yesterday drew level with England in their five-match ODI series in Jamaica.But casting forward, she relishes more: to be the best in the world. I want to be, she simply says.For that to be the case, dependability will soon need to follow talent. Matthews is the first to admit she blew hot and cold in the WBBL and then the KSL. For Hurricanes she made fewer than 200 runs in 14 innings, and with Thunder she had a nightmare with the bat, offset by a team-leading eight wickets with her effective and efficient offspin.I dont think its any technical flaws, its a mind thing for me, she explains of this consistency predicament. Sometimes I over-pressure myself a bit, but Ive been really working on that and I hope it works.For all of her gifts within the game, Matthews opportunities dont stop there. She can launch a javelin a long way; far enough that she has represented her nation - and won medals - at the CARIFTA Games at age-group level. Its a discipline she admits she seldom has the time to train for, yet can still excel at: handy attributes for a second career. Surely the Olympic Games tempt?Sometimes I wish I could be at the Olympics, but if I made the choice to go with track then I wouldnt have won the World Cup, Matthews says. You have got to give up something to get something and I hope I made the right choice.Logistical considerations aside, she isnt closing the door: I guess it would be hard to find time, but if I do find the time I definitely would go back to training and see.With crickets entry to the 2024 Olympics looking at least a punchers chance - when Matthews will still be very much at her physical peak...Hopefully the two events dont clash.The audacity of youth. 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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YOKOHAMA, Japan -- Real Madrid arrived in Japan and went straight to work. Nike Vapormax Plus Wholesale .Madrid arrived in Tokyo on Monday at 5 a.m. and was greeted by about 300 Japanese fans at Haneda airport before boarding a team bus. The Spanish club held a light training session in the evening and has a couple of days to overcome jet lag before Thursdays Club World Cup semifinal match against Mexican team Club America.We arrived well. We are mentally well and happy to be here, Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said. Today we will be resting and tomorrow we will see what we will do.Madrid set a club record after a 35th consecutive match without a loss by beating Deportivo La Coruna 3-2 on Saturday.Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema and Luka Modric did not play Saturday. Gareth Bale is recovering from a foot injury.European teams have been the most successful in the tournament, with eight titles.Zindane said he has been looking into Club America and expects to do more in the next several days.We have already studied our rival, Zidane said. I saw Club America in their most recent game and a few cup games. We will do some more research about them in the next few days.Madrid hasnt lost since April at Wolfsburg in the quarterfinals of last seasons Champions League. They return to the Club World Cup with 13 of the players who won the title in 2014, when they beat San Lorenzo in the final.Winning the Club World Cup could launch Real Madrid to a unique quadruple title haul.Madrid has a shot at becoming the first team to win the Champions League, Spanish league, Copa del Rey and the Club World Cup in the same season. It leads the Spanish league, is through to the knockout stage of the Champions League, and is alive in the Copa del Rey.Madrid has always the obligation to win every tournament it plays, Madrid defender Marcelo said. Every tournament we play we must give our best to win. We are here with a great will and a lot of hope to win. Cheap Nike Vapormax China . They were putting most of their energy into a record-setting offensive display. Cheap Vapormax Sale . -- Josh Sterk scored once and set up two more as the Oshawa Generals edged the visiting Belleville Bulls 3-2 on Friday in Ontario Hockey League action. . Hey!" The lower tier of the School End of Queens Park Rangers Loftus Road was packed solid with a very festive-sounding Chelsea choral section in this particular part of South Africa Road London, W12. SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- San Francisco 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver will miss the season with a torn ACL in his left knee. Culliver was injured Thursday during a non-contact drill. Defensive co-ordinator Vic Fangio said Friday that the loss of the third-year veteran "puts stress" on a cornerback group that faltered late last season and in the playoffs during San Franciscos run to the Super Bowl. The 49ers brought in four-time All-Pro Nnamdi Asomugha in April to augment the position behind starters Carlos Rogers and Tarell Brown. The team returned its top five cornerbacks from last season. Culliver was San Franciscos third cornerback the past two seasons and played a key role in the teams coverage packages, often taking over at left cornerback when the 49ers went to their nickel defence. Now the 49ers have to groom somebody else for that role, which could affect how the team uses even its projected starters this season. "Obviously we took a shot (Thursday) and it puts a stress on everybody else in that group," Fangio said. "Weve got the guys that were here last year and we brought in Nnamdi to try and help shore up that group, and right now were just going to have to see how it sorts itself out here in the preseason games and through the rest of practices." Culliver was San Franciscos biggest cornerback last year and often was used in press coverage on the left side when the 49ers went with more than their regular four starting defensive backs. San Francisco, which ranked third in the NFL in total defence last year, went with extra defensive backs on nearly 70 per cent of its defensive plays last season. Fangio said regular right cornerback Brown could get a look on the left side and also covering slot receivers in nickel pages. Regular left cornerback Rogers usually covered slot receivers when the 49ers used three cornerbacks in coverage last season. Holdover veterans Tramaine Brock and Perrish Cox also could move up in the pecking order at cornerback. Brock had two interceptions in 2011 while getting regular action as the teams third cornerback before losing the job to Culliver after a hand injury. "Now may be an opportunity for him to go out there and show what hes got and take his shot," Fangio said. Cox had 14 tackles and knocked down two passes in his first year with the 49ers last season. Despite finishing fourth in the NFL in pass defence last season, San Frannciscos pass coverage had some rocky performances near the end of the year. Cheap Nike Air Vapormax Plus. Green Bays Aaron Rodgers, Atlantas Matt Ryan and Baltimores Joe Flacco combined to torch the Niners for 940 yards and eight touchdown passes in three post-season games. The 49ers then signed Asomugha, entering his 11th NFL season, to a one-year deal and also traded a conditional draft pick to Tampa Bay on July 19 to acquire veteran cornerback Eric Wright. That trade was voided when Wright failed his team physical. At 6-foot-2 and 210 pounds, Asomugha has ideal size to handle Cullivers role, and he built a reputation as a top cover corner during his first eight seasons with the Oakland Raiders. But that reputation took a hit the past two seasons after Asomugha signed a five-year, $60 million deal with the Philadelphia Eagles as one of the NFLs top free agents of 2011. The Eagles released Asomugha in March, and the 49ers are still determining exactly where he fits in now that Culliver is out. "We really didnt know what we were getting when we got Nnamdi," Fangio said. "Hes got some good days out here and some days where we werent sure if he was going to be able to still have it. So I think were kind of in between with him right now. Hopefully, hell still have some gas left in his tank to go out there and play like he did prior to going to Philadelphia. So I think the jury is still out there." Fangio said the 49ers are unlikely to bring in another veteran free agent at this stage of the summer. San Francisco also drafted cornerback Marcus Cooper in the seventh round this spring, and first-round pick Eric Reid and free-agent veteran Craig Dahl are newcomers at safety who also could figure in coverage packages. Cullivers injury is one of several Fangio has had to deal with as he adjusts his defence this summer. All-Pro middle linebackers Patrick Willis (hand) and NaVorro Bowman (hamstring) are both on the mend from injuries and are missing practice, and Pro Bowl outside linebacker Aldon Smith is a recent addition to that list. Rookie defensive linemen Tank Carradine (knee), the teams second-round pick, and fifth-rounder Quinton Dial (toe) both are on San Franciscos active/non-football injury list. "Hopefully, it wont press on into the season," Fangio said. 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How many wins does Gus Malzahn need this season to rebuild trust from the Auburn faithful? Just three years ago, Malzahn immediately turned around the program. China NFL Jerseys Sale . The Tigers went 3-9 in 2012, Gene Chiziks last season, but Malzahn took them to the BCS championship game in his first season. Entering the 2016 season, he finds himself on Chris Low and Adam Rittenbergs list of coaches on the hot seat.Since the 2013 campaign, Auburn has gone 8-5 and 7-6 while rival Alabama has made two trips to the College Football Playoff and won a national title. Against Power 5 opponents, Auburn has lost 10 of its past 13 games. Malzahn would be owed $8.9 million if he were to be let go after the season, but Auburn fired Chizik just two years removed from winning the 2010 national title.Does Malzahn deserve support, or does he need to prove himself this season? Share your thoughts in the poll below.Auburn opens the season with a big opportunity on Sept. 3 against No. 2 Clemson at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN. Cheap Jerseys Free Shipping . Fernandez, coached in Toronto by former two-time Olympic silver medallist Brian Orser, scored 267.11 points and is the first champion to successfully defend since Russias Evgeny Plushenko in 2005 and 2006. Wholesale NFL Jerseys For Sale . Bryzgalov stopped 25 shots on Saturday in the Oklahoma City Barons 4-1 victory over the Abbotsford Heat. The Oilers signed Bryzgalov to a one-year $2 million contract last Friday after shedding payroll by dealing defenceman Ladislav Smid to the Flames. . It might not have mattered. While the Dodgers are preparing for the playoffs, the Padres showed their future has promise behind two rookies.Kelly Smith insists England face a battle when they meet Scotland at next summer’s Women’s European Championships in the Netherlands. Tournament debutants Scotland are Englands first opponents at Euro 2017, with fellow newcomers Portugal also drawn in Group D alongside Spain.I think Portugal is probably the easiest game in the group and England recently played Spain in a friendly in Spain and beat them 2-1, so they will take real confidence from that, Smith told Tuesdays Sportswomen show on Sky Sports News HQ. Smith says Englands tournament opener against is a crunch game But the biggest game - and the battle - is going to be against Scotland. My (Arsenal Ladies) team-mate Emma Mitchell is already talking about the draw and [the prospect of] playing against England.Its going to be a big battle and in my time as an England player it was always a very, very tough game, even though the gap in the rankings was a little bit bigger. That is not so much the case now and that wont matter, but much like for the men, it will be a crunch game with tackles flying in. Scotland striker Kim Little is one of the worlds best, says Smith Scotland have done extremely well over the last couple of years and qualifying for this tournament is massive for them.They also have Kim Little, who is one of the best players in the world on their team. She is their taliswoman, their go-to player. She will be a key player for them in that game. Smith says Netherlands friendly was a wise decision by Mark Sampson England step up their preparations for the tournament with a friendly against next summers hosts in Tilburg on November 29. Wholesale Nike Jerseys. .That was a very smart move from [England head coach] Mark Sampson, England Womens all-time leading scorer Smith said.Just to go over and see the country, get to know the area, mix with the fans and put on a good display against Holland, because its all about preparation.All these England players now have got their eye on this tournament next summer and they want to make the squad and want to make the starting XI. Liverpool skipper Gemma Bonner earns international recall Sampson has named a 23-strong squad for this months friendly with Liverpool Ladies skipper Gemma Bonner and Smiths Arsenal team-mate Jodie Taylor both earning recalls.England squad in full: Karen Bardsley (Manchester City), Siobhan Chamberlain (Liverpool), Mary Earps (Reading), Laura Bassett (Notts County), Gemma Bonner (Liverpool), Lucy Bronze (Manchester City), Gilly Flaherty (Chelsea), Steph Houghton (Manchester City), Jo Potter (Notts County), Alex Scott (Arsenal), Demi Stokes (Manchester City), Isobel Christiansen (Manchester City), Jade Moore (Notts County), Jordan Nobbs (Arsenal), Jill Scott (Manchester City), Fara Williams (Arsenal), Karen Carney (Chelsea), Danielle Carter (Arsenal), Rachel Daly (Houston Dash), Gemma Davison (Chelsea), Toni Duggan (Manchester City), Nikita Parris (Manchester City), Jodie Taylor (Arsenal). 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BOSTON -- Like every other team the Red Sox have played this season, the Yankees will recognize David Ortiz before his final regular-season game against them. Cheap Air Max 90 Sale .Surely, though, the ceremony in the Bronx on Sept. 29 will be different from all the others.I am definitely getting booed. I am ready for that, Ortiz said before Fridays 6-5 win over the Yankees at Fenway Park. When I get booed at Yankee Stadium, its not like its new to me, you know what Im saying? But Im always going to respect Yankee fans.Ortiz has been the ultimate Yankee tormenter during his 20-year career, and it goes beyond the mere fact that he has hit 53 home runs against them, tied with Hall of Famer Hank Greenberg for fourth most all time. Big Papis 12th-inning, two-run homer in Game 4 of the 2004 American League Championship Series started the greatest postseason comeback in baseball history, and since then, the clutch hits have kept on coming against the Red Soxs biggest rival.The Yankees plans for Ortizs farewell arent known. In 2013, the Red Sox honored Mariano Rivera by highlighting one of the worst moments of his career:?Dave Roberts steal of second base in what turned out to be a blown save in the aforementioned Game 4 of the 2004 ALCS. A year later, the Red Sox played it straight in paying tribute to Derek Jeter.Mariano was so successful against everybody. If you can pick out one bad moment out of a thousand moments, who cares? Ortiz said. They probably just did it to make us feel good about ourselves.The Yankees could always mention the excavation of a replica No. 34 Ortiz jersey that was buried by a Red Sox fan in an attempt to hex the team during the construction of the new Yankee Stadium in 2008. Or they could merely acknowledge Ortizs successful career, much of which came at their expense.Yankee fans, believe it or not, are the only fans that come to me straight-up and tell me, Hey, Im a Yankee fan, but I respect you. And I respect that, Ortiz said. Whenever I go to New York, and I have to take time taking pictures and signing autographs for the Yankee fans, I dont mind because baseball is a big family, and its not all about who you are a fanatic about. Part of you wants to be missed by your rival, right?You dont get to be respected just because. Youve got to earn that, just like Jeter did, just like Mariano did. Its that one part of us that, the time and the history, everything behind thats brought this to the table. I really appreciate the time [the Yankees] are taking to do this. Cheap Air Max 90 Wholesale . Philadelphia is 2-0 against the Senators this season and scored five goals in each victory. 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SKOPJE, Macedonia -- Italy kept Spain from opening a significant advantage atop Group G by scoring two late goals and salvaging a 3-2 win at Macedonia on Sunday in European qualifying for the 2018 World Cup.Spain got off to a slow start at Albania but eased to a 2-0 victory behind second-half goals by Diego Costa and Manuel Nolito Agudo.Italy needed an injury-time goal by Ciro Immobile to secure the hard-fought win that allowed it to join Spain atop the group with seven points.Albania stayed with six points along with Israel, which beat Liechtenstein 2-1.Only the group winners automatically qualify for the World Cup in Russia.Macedonia and Liechtenstein remain without a point after three matches.---ALBANIA 0, SPAIN 2Spain dominated from the start as expected, but it struggled to create many significant scoring chances against Albania in steady rain at the Loro Borici Stadium in Shkoder.The first goal came after a mistake by Albanian goalkeeper Etrit Berisha, who mis-hit the ball while trying to clear it from the back and gave it to Vitolo. The striker passed to David Silva and he set up Costas easy goal from inside the area in the 55th minute.The second goal was a well-placed shot by Nolito, who found the far corner from a tight angle after evading a defender inside the area in the 63rd.It could seem like an easy game but we knew it was going to be complicated, Nolito said. We really needed these three points.Albania entered the match with a two-point advantage over Spain and Italy, which drew 1-1 when they met in TTurin on Thursday. Air Max 90 China Wholesale. Spain coach Julen Lopetegui tried a different tactical scheme, playing with three defenders at the back and an extra man in midfield.Captain Sergio Ramos had to be replaced near the end because of a knee injury.Spain has won all six games against Albania.That is a normal loss, Albania midfielder Ledian Memushaj said. It is very difficult to play against them.---MACEDONIA 2, ITALY 3Italy seemed in control against Macedonia after Andrea Belotti scored in the 24th minute, but goals by Ilija Nestorovski in the 57th and Ferhan Hasani in the 59th, both times after Italian giveaways, left the visitors in danger of a shock defeat.Immobile equalized in the 75th and netted the important winner with a close-range header two minutes into second-half injury time, keeping Italy in a strong position.It trails Spain on goal difference.It was a great response by the team as far as character is concerned, Italy coach Gian Piero Ventura said.---ISRAEL 2, LIECHTENSTEIN 1Israel picked up its second consecutive win by beating winless Liechtenstein 2-1 behind a pair of goals by Tomer Hemed.The striker scored in the fourth and 16th minutes in the match in Jerusalem.Maximilian Goppel pulled the visitors closer early in the second half, but Israel hung on to the victory.Liechtenstein is proving to be the weaker team in the group after being outscored 12-1 in its first three matches. 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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Joe Schmidt has ruled himself out of joining Warren Gatlands British and Irish Lions coaching set-up for next summers New Zealand tour. Cheap Basketball Jerseys Store .?Lions head coach Gatland this week admitted there could be potential for Ireland boss Schmidt to join his backroom staff for the 2017 All Blacks battle. But Schmidt has instead opted to focus on Ireland, intent on leading his nations summer tour to the USA and Japan.Gatland is widely tipped to take Andy Farrell to New Zealand as defence coach, and Schmidt said he would be delighted for Irelands assistant to join his second-successive Lions tour.A big part of the motivation for me not being involved in the Lions was going to the USA and Japan and working with this next cadre of players, said Schmidt, ahead of Irelands autumn Test against Canada in Dublin on Saturday.The best of our players will go on the Lions and the more the better. That would be fantastic and hopefully a few more will put their hands up for Warren Gatland on Saturday. But the ones that dont go, they will become a really interesting group for us.And for me, I want to make sure I get to know those guys. And getting away on tour is one of the best ways to do it.Ireland boss Schmidt was initially considered out of contention for Lions duty when his long-term future remained up in the air. Schmidt only last month signed a new contract with Ireland, committing until after the 2019 World Cup.The 51-year-old Kiwi had seriously weighed a return to New Zealand for a Super Rugby coaching berth, with family considerations leading to a protracted deliberation period.Schmidts decision to stay in Ireland had reopened the opportunity to join the Lions coaching staff, but the former Clermont and Leinster coach has quickly - but politely - shut that down once again.The situation has only changed availability-wise because I have extended, said Schmidt of his new contract altering the complexion. I didnt decide to take up the option of a break clause at the end of June. The contract was there anyway.It was just that there was a break clause that I didnt opt for. It meant that therefore I was available. I thought even in South Africa (Irelands three-Test tour in June), those three weeks we had getting to know everyone, you start to assess whatever further development players may have.What the ceiling may be for them, and where the progress may extend out to. You are always trying to make those decisions. Its hard to make those decisions if you are not there.While Schmidt has moved himself out of the Lions frame, the Ireland boss handed his assistant coach Farrell enthusiastic blessing to tour New Zealand if his services are requested.Gatland has already been clear he wants continuity from the coaching group that claimed a Test series win in Australia in 2013, with Farrell the leading contender to reprise his defence duties some four years on from that triumph over the Wallabies.Schmidts subtraction from the Lions equation could also edge Glasgows Scotland-bound coach Gregor Townsend closer to an attacking remit in Gatlands backroom line-up.I would be delighted if Andy went, said Schmidt, of Farrell. Firstly, because he is a tremendous coach and he does a fantastic job. And it would also mean that Andy would keep a bit of an eye on our guys.It is certainly one collective but he will be able to give us a bit of feedback on how our guys are going there. 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RIO DE JANEIRO -- Its been the Olympic Games where British history has been made in so many sports, on so many levels. Cheap Kansas City Chiefs Jerseys .?Now Team GBs womens hockey team has joined the party.Putting their bodies on the line for a 3-0 win over New Zealand in the unforgiving Brazilian humidity, Britains women reached their first ever Olympic final.There will be no let up as they chase what would be the most incredible of gold medals on Friday against the Netherlands and the brilliant Alex Dansons message was equal in focus: We wont change a thing.They are now unbeaten in seven matches here and brimming with confidence but there will be bruised bodies on Thursday.Faces were on the wrong end of sticks, chins were battered -- Georgie Twiggs injury was dismissed by her as taking one for the team afterwards with her inflamed lip testament to safety being placed second behind the overall effort.It was this unwavering focus, this resilience that saw them shut out the misfiring Black Sticks to book a final with back-to-back Olympic champions the Netherlands.From goalkeeper Maddie Hinch to the talismanic Danson -- who scored twice -- to the rangy, dangerous Twigg to the steady Kate Richardson-Walsh, the performances were heroic.Forced to defend for the middle section of the game with New Zealand hammering away at their goal, Britains defence was astonishing -- though they were let off the hook when New Zealands Petrea Webster fired wide having had far more time to weigh up her options with just Hinch to beat.I am so proud of this team but defensively we have been absolutely outstanding at this tournament and I mean that as a whole unit, Danson said. We are tight: no one can come through us. I dont think I have ever seen a team defend like that in our circle.And from this platform they forced the 1-0 lead in the first period through Dansons deflected shot before closing it out in the final quarter thanks to penalty strokes from Helen Richardson-Walsh and the brilliant Danson.It all came down to processes. Though reaching the final is uncharted water for Britain, they knew what to do in every phase of the game -- how to shut out the dangerous Kiwi attackers and how to capitalise on attacking territory when opportunity allowed.But celebrations will be kept to a minimum.?We are going for gold, nothing else, said Twigg. External influences and voices are completely blocked out, to the extent the team have a self-imposed social media ban.We decided as a squad that we want people to see us for what we are and thats tight and as a unit, Danson said. We will share our stories once the Games are over but for now its about concentrating, being together and having no interest elsewhere and focusing just on what we are doing.And this is why, despite them already making a slice of British hockey history, they wont be carried away.As soon as we won there, it was a case of one more, one more, Hinch said. Were not going to rest on our laurels; were going to make sure we give absolutely everything to get that medal. I have a good feeling.It all boils down to what will be another physical 60 minutes against the Netherlands. They know their opponents well and will take confidence from a 1-0 series win over two matches in June. It will be a case of facing familiar foes in an unfamiliar environment on Friday, but you sense they are ready for anything the Netherlands throw at them.We are getting better and better every game and its so exciting over what we can pull out in the final on Friday, Hinch said. 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Eoin Morgan, and any other players still uncertain over whether to tour Bangladesh, have until Saturday to make up their minds with Andrew Strauss, the team director, saying there can be no guarantees given to anyone who relinquishes their place.Morgan has been among the players with the most reservations about the trip but Strauss, who had called for a full-strength squad to commit to the tour as soon as it was given the green light last week, reiterated that he would absolutely want both Englands captains to undertake the Test and ODI legs of the trip.Alastair Cook has given private assurances that he will lead the Test side, but Morgans uncertainty seems set to linger into the weekend when Englands central- and incremental- contracted players gather for two days of end-of-season fitness assessments and appraisals.Over the course of those two days, Strauss will ask for a yes or no over a players willingness to be available for the Bangladesh tour, with the squad now due to be named at the end of next week. The announcement has been pushed back to give players more time after the conclusion of the series against Pakistan.Though Strauss did not issue any ultimatums - the ECBs stance continues to be that touring is an individual choice - he did acknowledge that being captain brings other responsibilitiesWould I like both our captains to be on that tour? Absolutely, definitely, Strauss said. The captain has certain roles and responsibilities that are greater than just looking after themselves. He obviously has a duty to the team. But theyre still human beings - and I think thats an important point to make. They have their own thoughts, concerns, issues and views on life - and weve got to understand that.I cant force anyone onto that plane. I cannot literally force people up the steps and say you have to go to Bangladesh. People have their own decisions to make.Though Strauss insisted he was not delivering any ultimatums, Morgan may nevertheless wish to consider the subtext in his comments. Writing in the Daily Telegraph last week, Kevin Pietersen - who was faced with a similar situation during his time as England captain in India in 2008-09 - warned that Morgan would have a red cross against his name in ECB circles if he refused to make the trip.When the going gets touggh for him in the future, with the team losing, or a run of personal low scores, then he will find that the loyalty from his bosses will not be the same because he went against them, Pietersen wrote. Cheap Carolina Panthers Jerseys. . That is just the way it is. In the end it will come back to haunt him.Alex Hales, another player reported to be uncertain about the tour, has previously said how it is a difficult decision because you are forgoing your place in the side. This is especially true of someone such as Hales, who is struggling to cling to his Test berth, while there are an abundance of young players striving to get in the one-day side even if Hales has just become Englands individual record-holder in ODIs.I think, at its most simple, the big consequence for not going is you are giving someone else an opportunity to step into your shoes and stake a claim for themselves, Strauss said.Thats just the same as if someone gets injured, you are out of possession of that spot in the team for a certain period of time, and if someone does really well then you cant give any guarantees.But thats a choice people have to make themselves, and they have to weigh up all sorts of different things when they come to this decision. Everyone has a different attitude to risk, different thoughts about what their priorities in life are. Thats fine - thats their decision.Strauss stopped short of saying that a players decision on the Bangladesh tour would affect their position for the India leg, a situation more relevant to the Test team where the seven matches in Bangladesh and India are being seen in their entirety, but again encouraged them to take heed of the security assessment put together which got the tour approved.Im very assured by the report that Reg gave to me and translated to the players. But everyone will look at that and take their own observations, Strauss said. 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The Czechs pulled two back in the ninth, but Shusters team of third Jeff Isaacson, second Jared Zezel and lead John Landsteiner ended with another point to secure the last Olympic berth on offer. The dawn of a new Premier League season brings new challenges for every club, but forSouthampton it seems some old difficulties pop up every year.The Saints once again enter the campaign with some glaring questions that need to be answered, namely, how will a new manager on the south coast fare? And how will the club cope with losing more high-profile players to bigger clubs?These questions will begin to be answered on Saturday when the Saints welcome Watford to the St. Marys Stadium.Southampton finished in sixth place last season with 63 points, good for a spot in the Europa League group stage this term, however, for a club that has had their best seasons over the past few years, it will be interesting to see how the extra midweek fixtures affect their domestic performance.Former manager Ronald Koeman was outstanding for the Saints during his tenure, but his shock departure for the greener pastures of Everton left a sizable void along the touch line which was ultimately filled by Frenchman Claude Puel, who guided Nice to a Champions League berth in Ligue 1.Claude has a track record of improving the situations he has been presented with, Southampton executive director of football Les Reed said, and we are confident he can repeat this at Southampton.Puel will have another rebuilding job on his hands at St. Marys as the club has lost goal-scoring leader Sadio Mane to Liverpool, midfielder Victor Wanyama to Tottenham and Graziano Pelle to China.On the arrivals side, the club signed Norwich winger Nathan Redmond for 11 million pounds, Bayern Munich midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg for 12.8 million and goalkeeper Alex McCarthy from Crystal Palace for 4 million.The tactical shift from a 4-3-3 under Koeman to a more non-traditional 4-1-3-2 under Puel will also be an adjustment that will take time to be ironed out.I hope that its a possibility in the future for Southampton to play in the Champions League, but its important to improve with these players, Puel said. They know the high level with the Europa League and I hope with thhe Champions League for the future. Cheap College Jerseys Authentic. Its going to be a tough season, obviously, defender Virgil van Dijk told the clubs officialYouTube channel. Every team I think gets stronger every season and its going to be tough, but we know what were capable of and, personally, I look forward to every competition were inand hopefully we can achieve some special things.After a successful Premier League campaign which saw Watford survive the drop and finish mid-table in 13th with 45 points, the Hornets look to build on their relative success this term, but they will also have to do it with a new manager on the touch line.Walter Mazzarri takes charge following the departure of Quique Sanchez Flores, who did quite well to keep his club in the top flight with the help of forward tandem Troy Deeney and Odion Ighalo.Deeney, the subject of a 25 million pound bid from champions Leicester City earlier in the summer, returned to Watford by signing a new five-year deal, while Ighalo will also return to lead the line at Vicarage Road.Its very important because when you go to a club you ask for some information and then they tell you here that Troy Deeney is the leader of Watford, Mazzarri said of his captain signing a new deal. 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Wrangling the Rams: Blueprint for an upset Week 1 was a rough one for the Redbirds Youth Budda Baker Jersey , and it doesn’t get any easier in Week 2 with a trip to L.A. to take on the new power in the NFC West. After what happened last week at State Farm Stadium, it should come as no surprise that the Redbirds are big underdogs against the Rams on Sunday.I think most Cardinals fans already have this game written off as a loss, but is an upset possible? Well, the Raiders showed it just might be on Monday night. Yes, the final score was ugly, but remember that the Raiders were actually up at the half and that it was a one-score game until about halfway through the 4th quarter.So if Chucky and the Raiders can hang with the Rams, who’s to say Wilks and the Redbirds can’t? After watching a bit of Raiders/Rams tape (and trying my hardest to forget what I saw of the Cardinals last week), I started to see what the blueprint for an upset in L.A. might look like. Let’s go through the offense, defense, and special teams and see what would need to go right to get this team a monumental divisional win.Passing OffenseThe Raiders obviously had success throwing to the TE (Jared Cook went 9/180), but had almost no success throwing to anyone else. Derek Carr had 18 completions for 103 yards to his backs and receivers—good for a putrid 5.7 YPA. This鈥?does not bode well for the Cardinals. Outside of Larry Fitzgerald, the Redbirds have an even weaker WR corps than the Raiders, and Ricky Seals-Jones is a poor man’s Jared Cook on his best day (and Jared Cook is not a rich man in this metaphor). He can’t be counted on for anything close to the numbers that Cook put up, but I do imagine he’ll be more involved in the game plan than last week.Carr did have 13 completions to his backs though. While most were of the checkdown variety, there may be some easy yards there for David Johnson if the Cardinals’ O-line has trouble with the Rams’ pass rush (and they will). Speaking of the O-line, dumb penalties and sacks will have to be kept to a bare minimum.All that said, an upset in the Coliseum likely won’t be powered by the arm of Sam Bradford. The Rams want you to throw so their D-line can pin their ears back and rush the QB and their talented secondary can get their hands on the ball. If Bradford is throwing a bunch on Sunday, I don’t like our chances—either it’ll be because we fell behind multiple scores again or Mike McCoy truly doesn’t know the talent on this roster. The key will be lots of safe throws to Fitz (although most throws to Fitz are safe), a few seam throws to RSJ, and plenty of action in the passing game for DJ. High-percentage passes, rather than going for big plays Cheap Christian Kirk Jersey , and, obviously, no picks is the recipe here.Key Stat: 30 attempts. If Bradford has many more attempts than this, something will have gone awry.Rushing OffenseThe Raiders RBs had a moderately successful day running the ball on Monday night—20 carries for 85 yards, good for a 4.3 YPC. Not world-beating numbers, but generally effective. But they went away from the run in the second half, getting pass happy even though the game was still close until the final 10 minutes. They attempted only 5 runs in the second half before a garbage-time drive when the outcome had already been decided.Sound familiar? It’s basically the script the Cardinals followed last week. The team can’t afford to do the same thing this week. Go down a touchdown? Keep running the ball. Two touchdowns? Keep running the ball. Three touchdowns? Keep DJ involved. That’s just what you have to do when your best player is a running back. Now, I’m not saying to pound the ball futilely into Aaron Donald, Ndamukong Suh, and Co. over and over, but our game plan has to be built around David Johnson. He can’t touch the ball just 14 times again. The only way we win this game is if DJ has a big day—and you know he’s capable of doing it.Key Stat: 25 touches. If we can get DJ at least this many touches, we’ll have a shot. Closer to 30 would be even better.Passing DefenseThis phase of the game is, to me, the key to the upset. If we can contain Jared Goff (imagine saying that 2 years ago鈥?, we’ll be right there in it. But this is a tough, innovating passing attack to stop, one that uses everything from delayed HB screens and WR bubble screens to designed rollouts and deep bombs off play-action. The Raiders weren’t really able to stop any of it as Goff put up an efficient 74.2 QBR.Our secondary is much stronger than theirs, however. Our CBs generally held Washington’s WRs in check—but then, Brandin Cooks, Cooper Kupp, and Robert Woods are much more talented than Washington’s WR corps. Cooks especially gave the Raiders fits—5 receptions for 87 yards and two huge PI penalties (totaling another 87 yards). I expect Patrick Peterson and Ben茅 Benwikere to do their jobs and lock down two of those guys when they throw downfield (and hopefully pick off at least one pass) Youth Robert Nkemdiche Jersey , while the third figures to have a big day against likely weak link Jamar Taylor. As long as Chandler Jones and the pass rush can get home on some of the long-developing pass plays they run, we can live with Taylor getting beat once or twice.But what worries me is stopping their horizontal passing game, especially when they throw to their RBs. Washington’s less-talented RBs absolutely gouged us last week, and if we’re going to pull off the upset, we’re going to need to contain Todd Gurley and Malcolm Brown in the passing game. We really need guys like Tre Boston and Deone Bucannon (or, potentially, Haason Reddick) to step up this week. Hopefully Wilks and Holcomb coached these guys up in practice this week.Key Stat: 0 pass interference penalties. If they beat us through the air once or twice, fine, but to win, we can’t give away yards.Rushing DefenseThis phase is fairly simple. Gurley is going to get his. But they key is making him work for his yards. That means setting the edge and not letting him break for big gains off tackle, as team speed on defense has been an issue since preseason. We need our OLBs and CBs (especially Peterson) to funnel everything back to our DTs and Josh Bynes (a bright spot last week) in the middle of the field, forcing Gurley to grind out yards up the middle. And, needless to say, wrapping up when you get your arms on him is a must—no missed tackles.Key Stat:4.0 YPC. If we can hold the Rams under this number, the defense will have done its job. We were actually close last week against Washington, but Chris Thompson really hurt us on his 5 carries. Hopefully Brown doesn’t do the same this week in a similar role.Special TeamsIf we manage to pull off the upset, special teams will have played a huge role. Teams were a strength last week, but the Rams are even stronger in this phase than we are on our best day with the leg strength and accuracy of Greg Zuerlein and Johnny Hekker, as well as dangerous return man Pharoh Cooper (update: Cooper was put on the IR). We’ll have to hope we can at least play to a draw in this phase, with Phil Dawson hitting all his kicks, Andy Lee flipping the field Cheap Josh Rosen Jersey , and Christian Kirk breaking another big return—because you know their Rams counterparts are going to do just that. We’ll more than likely need one more big play than them—a blocked kick, a muffed punt recovery, a return into plus territory. Thankfully, this phase looks much improved from years past for the Redbirds.Key Stat: 0 missed FGs. If we have a chance to come away with points, we can’t leave empty-handed.Final ThoughtsThe odds are long, but that doesn’t mean we have to automatically write this game off as a loss. I mean, no one saw the Bucs beating the Saints last week, right? But a lot of things will have to go our way. Here’s the TL;DR version:Bradford needs to play smart, efficient football. He doesn’t need to put up big numbers for us to pull off this upset.We do need DJ to put up big numbers though—something like 150+ total yards on 25+ touches. The offensive gameplan has to go through him.Our CBs need to contain their downfield passing game without committing any big penalties, while hoping our LBs/safeties can limit the damage in the short passing game. Make them dink and dunk.Todd Gurley is going to get his yards, but we need to make him work for them. Keeping him at or under 4.0 YPC is key.Finally, we need to play to a draw on special teams—and have one big play go our way.If we’re talking about a massive Redbirds upset on Monday morning, it’ll be because all or most of these things happened. But if we’re talking about Bradford’s inefficiency, a porous run D, and penalties again, there’s no doubt this team will be heading home 0-2 and in need of some serious soul searching. Patrick Mahomes failed to pass for 300 yards for the first time since the season opener. He failed to throw for more than two touchdowns for only the third time all season and the first time since Oct. 7 against the Jaguars.But the Chiefs quarterback continued to set records.Mahomes set the team’s single-season record for touchdowns, breaking the old mark of 30 held by Len Dawson for 54 years. Mahomes’ two touchdowns in the 26-14 victory over the Cardinals give him 31 in 10 games.Mahomes completed 21 of 28 passes for 249 yards.The Chiefs, now 9-1, have won four in a row since their only loss. They play the Rams in a highly anticipated game in Mexico City before their bye week.An illegal block above the waist on Demetrius Harris wiped away an 82-yard punt return by Tyreek Hill in the fourth quarter. It was the only thing that stopped Hill all day.He had one rush for 20 yards and seven catches for 117 yards and two touchdowns. Kareem Hunt rushed for 71 yards on 16 carries.David Johnson allowed the Cardinals to hang around, rushing for 98 yards and a touchdown on 21 carries. He also caught seven passes for 85 yards and a touchdown.Josh Rosen was 22-of-39 for 208 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions.

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In all three phases of football , the Cardinals’ coaches are not making the necessary adjustments or making maximum use of their personnel.Look, I am just a long-time fan and a former high school head coach. Could my knowledge of football translate over to what is ailing the Arizona Cardinals? Probably not. But, I am going to try to give this the best shot I can.Sign up for FanPulse, our weekly Cardinals surveyThe first person I would let go is GM Steve Keim. At this point, Cardinals’ fans know all the positives and negatives of Keim’s tenure as GM. The present reality is that his vision for sustained success is not bearing fruit. The team has lost its most important asset—-the 12th man. Last night was an Orange Sea, not a Red Sea—-and there were whole sections of empty seats. I think Terry McDonough deserves a chance as interim GM. Michael Bidwill seemed to embrace having greater involvement in the wheelings and dealings when Keim was absent. That might be a good thing. Plus, Mike Disner, imo, as Director of Football Operation is a savvy pro and a long-term keeper. I would also like to see Adrian Wilson become Terry McDonough’s player personnel assistant during this interim. I know A-Dub bleeds Cardinal red.In a symbolic sense, I think it would best to let Steve Keim go first—-like today—-and then let Mike McCoy, Keim’s hand-picked OC, go on Saturday. McCoy’s fate may have already been sealed—-but if not—-starting the game with ANOTHER dive up the middle to David Johnson, an embarrassing timeout on the second play, and then ANOTHER get rid of the ball as fast as you can pass on 2nd down, which the Broncos’ defense was fully expecting, which led to a tipped pass pick six and the start of an avalanche of poor plays.In McCoy’s place , we go with Byron Leftwich, who appears to have a very good rapport with Josh Rosen—-and in unison with Rosen and OL coach Ray Brown, they can give the offense a spark by modernizing a more creative attack, one in which it doesn’t take 7 games and being behind 42-3 to finally throw to David Johnson out of the slot.On Saturday, I would also relieve RB coach Kirby Wilson of his duties and replace him with offensive assistant Cameron Turner. Not only are the Cardinals’ RBs woefully under-performing last night we saw yet AGAIN a few of the more feeble attempt to chip block on DEs than one would see even at the Pop Warner level. One whiff after another—-and they haven’t even been coached to wait until the DE commits to his path, to then lower the block, as the RBs are just running in the DEs direction and then trying to throw a last second shoulder at them. It’s bad football and it is inexcusable. Plus the team’s most electric kickoff returner and fastest RB to the hole, T.J. Logan, is languishing on the inactive list. That too is inexcusable. I would like to see Leftwich employ some slight pocket shifts for Rosen. They can double down with the TE on the play side DE and snap the ball to Rosen from the shotgun and his him shift the pocket to the edge of the box—-which buys him more time from the backside DE, whom the RB could help out on if need be. That—-and get a full array of bootlegs and waggles in for Rosen. Moving him around, imo, will help his productivity and cut down on the number of hits he is taking. Take advantage of Rosen’s feet. As for the defensive side of the ball, it irked me to no end to see Steve Wilks primarily blame the offense for what transpired last night—-and then praise his defense for holding the Broncos to a FG late in the game. The fact is—-you CANNOT win in the NFL trying to defend the run from an undersized nickel defense—-and you CANNOT win in the NFL playing soft zones. You CANNOT win in the NFL by never setting hard edges—-and you HAVE to make sure your FS stays on top of the deepest threat. Add to that some pitiful tackling efforts and this defense deserves to be right where it is—-at the bottom of the NFL.And NO, James Bettcher’s defense was not a Top 6 defense, not anywhere close.We will know when the Cardinals’ defense has become legit when the edges are finally set and they are not asking the safeties and CBs to play contain. Thus, I think that Coach Wilks has warranted an ultimatum. Either you start employing a standard base defense that is far better equipped to set hard edges and to defense the run and to play stickyman coverage with over the top FS help , or you will be relieved of your job after the last game. Wilks cannot get away with trying to spend the whole year in the nickel. We have to be able to see how he and Al Holcomb can coach a base defense.At this point there has to be a disconnect between Wilks and Steve Keim and even Michael Bidwill—-wasn’t he hired to be able to coach up players with “different personalities”? Well, last night there were more Cardinals first rounders and high draft picks on the pine than ever before, even under BA. They are being termed “not a fit for the system.” Well, no other team runs a nickel as its “system.” This MUST change and there has to be signs of progress with the high draft picks.I also believe that STs coach, Jeff Rodgers, has warranted an ultimatum—-start playing the best players (T.J. Logan) and get rid of the yellow flaggers (Williams, Taylor and Peterson). The Broncos were pooch kicking to Williams because they saw on tape that he is not a threat and has trouble advancing the ball past the 20. The team has been losing the field position battle for weeks now. This is almost getting Amos Jones bad.As for the team’s personnel, we are going to need to add a couple of guards asap. Weird that they just cut Will House who they’ve been coaching for several months. At least he knows the play calls. They have to put RG Justin Pugh on the IR and they should open up a roster spot by releasing QB Sam Bradford (the highest paid coach on the team). There is NO point in keeping him. Promote Chad Kanoff from the PS, which they should have done with FS Darian Thompson before he was wooshed away by the Giants. I would also release Jamar Taylor and Brandon Williams—-re-sign Tim Scott and have him and Deatrick Nichols compete for playing time at the backup CB and nickel spots. Do NOT cut Nichols again. We need to add depth at FS too. I think it would be good to see Zeke Turner and Dennis Gardeck get some reps in the defense, as they are two of the more physical tacklers on the team. This defense needs bangers.The other change I would like to see is playing WR Trent Sherfield. Reduce J.J. Nelson’s snaps and use Sherfield on crossing and corner routes—-which he ran superbly during the pre-season. That, and incorporate T.J. Logan’sspeed into thesituational play calls—-and insert him once and for all as the team’s kickoff returner.Just one fan’s thoughts. Now, let’s hear yours.Bird Droppings: Fallout from shutout loss to Rams, Larry Fitzgerald injury update, everything to be evaluated and more Happy Monday one and all.We have not had a victory Monday in nearly a month, since the Arizona Cardinals beat the Dallas Cowboys in the preseason.And, after two regular season games , the question on how many victory Monday’s we will have seems to be a relevant one.Now, let’s take a look around the web at everything coming out of the Arizona Cardinals loss to the Los Angeles Rams.Patrick Peterson More Involved Against RamsNotes: Fitzgerald leaves game with hamstring injury; Hodges startsA Familiar Feeling: Cardinals Struggle In Loss To RamsWilks says everything will be looked at -- including QB -- following 34-0 defeatHighlights: Cardinals at RamsWatch the best highlights from the Week 2 matchup between the Arizona Cardinals and Los Angeles Rams in the 2018 season.Wilks - 'Everything' Needs To Be AddressedHead Coach Steve Wilks talks to the media following Sunday's loss in Los Angeles.Bradford - 'We Just Haven't Played Very Well'QB Sam Bradford talks to the media after Sunday's loss against the Rams.Fitzgerald - 'We Can Turn This Around'WR Larry Fitzgerald speaks to the media following Sunday's loss to the Rams.Two Minute Drill - Shutout In L.A.Dave Pasch and Ron Wolfley give you their thoughts following the Cardinals' loss to the Rams.Cardinals vs. Rams - Game Recap - September 16, 2018 - ESPNGet a recap of the Arizona Cardinals vs. Los Angeles Rams football game.Cardinals coach Steve Wilks hints at lineup changes after shutoutChanges to the Arizona Cardinals' lineup could be coming next week in the wake of Sunday's 34-0 loss to the Los Angeles Rams, coach Steve Wilks said after the game.Tale of two quarterbacks: Cards' Bradford outplayed by Rams' GoffThe Arizona Cardinals, who couldn't put a point up against the Los Angeles Rams, have now been outscored 58-6 two weeks into the season.Cardinals CB Patrick Peterson gets first interception of 2018It looked like the Arizona Cardinals could not do a thing to slow down the Los Angeles Rams, but then quarterback Jared Goff targeted cornerback Patrick Peterson.Cardinals don't cross midfield until final minute, lose to RamsIn getting shutout by the Los Angeles Rams, the Arizona Cardinals lost their first two games of a season for the first time since 2005.Cardinals head coach Steve Wilks on loss: 'Everybody will be evaluated'Arizona Cardinals head coach Steve Wilks said he needed to look at film before making personnel decisions, but he didn't mince his words after being shut out by the Rams.Rapid Reactions: Cardinals get shut out by Rams in Week 2With the loss to the Rams, the Arizona Cardinals have shown minimal ability to compete through the first two weeks of the season.Video: Patrick Peterson picks off Jared Goff in red zoneIt is his first interception of the season.AZ Cardinals rookie QB Josh Rosen caught yawning on sidelineCue up all the criticism for his body language.Arizona Cardinals winless, terrible vs. Sean McVay’s L.A. RamsThe Cardinals are 0-3 and have been outscored 99-16, getting shut out twice.Cardinals vs. Rams: 8 things we learned in 34-0 lossIt was much of the same in their second straight poor performance.Arizona Cardinals will “evaluate everything” after 34-0 loss to RamsSteve Wilks didn't promise changes but suggested they could be coming.

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Shilique Calhoun clears waivers Oakland Raiders Womens T-Shirt , signed back to Raiders practice squad Shilique Calhoun is back with the Oakland Raiders, though on the practice squad and not the active roster. The former third round pick for the Silver and Black back in 2016 was cut after Monday night’s Rams game, but since then he cleared waivers and has officially signedback onto the Raiders practice squad.It was a little bit of a surprising move to cut Calhoun so quick into the season after he finally showed some progress with a very good preseason. Injuries on the inside of the defensive line hit the Raiders though and they had to make some corresponding moves in order to sign DT’s Johnathan Hankins and Clinton McDonald.No other teams decided to take the chance on Shilique Calhoun though which paved the way for him to re-sign with the Raiders for their practice squad. Though not many of the fans seemed too upset to see him go, it still seems like a good move to keep him available should the Raiders need him again some time this year.This isn’t the first time Calhoun has needed to work his way back to the roster, he also was waived and placed on the practice squad last season. It’s not what you’d like to see from a 3rd round investment but at least there is still a chance that he can become a productive player for the Raiders. BustersJon GrudenThere were a lot of bad performances in this game. So many that it would have been impossible to pin the bulk of the blame on the players. This team is lost. That falls on the head coach. Every single facet of this team is utterly incompetent. These guys are beaten down mentally and physically with still eight games left and nothing but pride to play for. This is the kind of performance you get with a team that has no direction and inspiration. Brandon Parker, Gabe JacksonThe left side of the line was a tire fire with Kolton Miller injuring himself on the first drive, replaced by Ian Silberman, who was working as the reserve center just last week, then Miller trying to play through it (unsuccessfully), then left guard Kelechi Osemele moving over to play tackle. While all this was going on, the Raiders at least needed the right side to be solid. And yet somehow they may have actually been even worse.The line gave up six sacks in this game. Five of those came from the right side of the line. Parker got the ugly day started by being called for three penalties in the first quarter. On the first drive alone, he was flagged for a false start and a holding which ultimately stalled the drive and the Raiders settled for a field goal. The second possession, he and Gabe Jackson tried a double team and were both beat for the sack. The next drive Ian Silberman came out at right tackle and Miller came back at left tackle to try and give it a go. And Silberman gave up a sack too, so the next drive, Parker was back in the game.The next drive, Gabe Jackson and Miller were both beaten to sandwich Carr for the sack.Late in the third quarter Oakland Raiders Hats , the game was out of hand at 31-3, but Carr was still in the game. Parker gave up a pressure and Carr stepped up to elude it only to have Jackson give up the sack. Carr was replaced by AJ McCarron in the fourth quarter, but he wasn’t immune to being sacked. Parker got McCarron sacked for the seventh of the game by the 49ers. In case you’re curious, the Raiders have 7 sacks鈥?on the season.Tahir Whitehead, Reggie Nelson, Marcus Gilchrist, Erik HarrisI don’t even know where to go with these guys. As Gruden pointed out Friday, the 49ers gained 240 of their yards on six plays. All of these guys in some combination were responsible for those huge plays.The first play for the 49ers offense, neither Whitehead nor Gilchrist got over to cover Marquis Goodwin so Nick Mullens threw to him and he picked up an easy 11 yards. Two plays later, Whitehead was blocked on a 14-yard run. Three plays after that, Pierre Garcon came across the formation from left to right and Reggie Nelson bit so hard on the fake, that Garcon was completely wide open for a simple 24-yard pitch and catch touchdown. That’s how Mullens started his CAREER going 3 for 3 for 41 yards and a TD.The following drive, the 49ers would drive right back down the field. they were at the 12-yard-line where Gilchrist gave up an 8-yard catch and a 4-yard touchdown catch. At that point, Mullens was 9 of 10 for 103 yards and 2 TD’s. Raiders: The cure for what ails you.Before the half, the 49ers went on one more drive. Whitehead was out of position on a 6-yard run to start it off. Two plays later, Richie James got a step on Leon Hall inside and what should have been a 10-15-yard catch turned into a 53-yard catch because Nelson bit outside instead. That set the 49ers up at the 23-yard-line and they added a field goal to take a 17-3 lead at the half.Whitehead had four tackles for loss in the game. Which makes it all the more disappointing that he was beaten on the George Kittle 71-yard catch which set up the 49ers’ third touchdown of the game. That put them up 24-3 early in the third and basically was all she wrote. Erik Harris could have stopped that Kittle catch. He could even have knocked the ball down. He was coming in quick as Kittle was reaching to make the one-handed grab Oakland Raiders Womens Hoodie , but somehow not only did he not disrupt the catch, but he didn’t make the stop either.The 49ers would have one more touchdown in the game. It was on their next possession when Raheem Mostert took the handoff out right. The team looked like their heart wasn’t into it by that point, but Gruden insisted it was two men in the same gap. The culprit in this case was Harris, who should have gone outside but instead was in the same gap as Whitehead. Mostert went outside and no one was there. Whitehead didn’t get there in time and Gilchrist was being blocked down the field by right tackle Mike McGlinchey all the way to the end zone.And that’s why I couldn’t separate these guys.Paul GuentherWhat Guenther is not doing is screwing up a talented roster. He was given scraps and asked to make a feast out of it. But what is also not doing is taking those scraps and making anything even edible. Even that may be asking a bit much with this roster, but that’s part of his job. And right now, he is not utilizing his roster to the best of their limited abilities. Bruce Irvin is their best pass rusher and he saw nine snaps against the 49ers. He’s seen a total of 33 snaps the past two weeks. The result is zero sacks and 3 QB hits. Two of those hits came from DB’s on a blitz.You get no pressure, you have no chance. Irvin isn’t great, but there’s no question he’s the best pass rusher on the team. The result is wasting a somewhat talented group of corners. His use of safeties is also puzzling. He is of the mind that there is no hard fast free safety and strong safety. That you can swap them out and rotate guys at will. The result has been complete confusion among the safeties and opposing offenses taking advantage of mismatches when they spot them. And they have seen a LOT of them. Saying the defense has been good except for a few plays doesn’t sound any better. He basically has a break but don’t bend defense right now. They make a couple stops and then have monumental collapses. And for the love of God, play the young guys. Get Nick Nelson in the slot and Erik Harris and Karl Joseph at safety. See what you have in them. They can’t make things worse than we’ve seen them already.Johnny TownsendOn six punts in this game, Townsend averaged 37.5 per punt with a net of 36.5. Among those he had a 40-yard punt with a 34-yard net and a 23-yard punt (that’s right, 23 yards) and a 36-yard punt. That 23-yard punt actually gives him a new season low after punts of 25, 27, and 28 in the previous two weeks. His average for the season is now 41.9 yards per punt, which sits at 33rd in the league and is the worst average of any punter with at least 12 punts this season. Good news? He had two punts inside the 20 (one was actually right at the 20) to bring his season total to 6 punts inside the 20 which is 29th in the league.See the Baller

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Raiders rookie tackle Kolton Miller has toughest matchup of season vs Myles Garrett in huge game vs Browns Before he traded edge-rusher Khalil Mack , Jon Gruden’s most criticized personnel move was trading down from No. 10 overall to No. 15 and to take left tackle Kolton Miller. Many didn’t like the idea of the Raiders allowing the Arizona Cardinals to pick potential franchise quarterback Josh Rosen and only getting a 3rd-round pick for switching with them, but if Miller becomes the franchise left tackle Gruden hopes he will be, all will be forgotten. Miller has been tested the past couple weeks having faced No. 5 overall Bradley Chubb in Denver and Robert Quinn in Miami. This week, the tests keep coming as he gets 2017 No. 1 overall pick Myles Garrett. “They’ve all been good. He is another one of them in a long line throughout the season,” Offensive coordinator Greg Olson said of facing Garrett. “Every team it seems like has one of those premier pass rushers. He’s a younger player right now in this league that’s emerging. Certainly, we will have our hands full, but he’s a very solid pass rusher.”This test comes in a big game the Oakland Raiders have to win against the Browns. Only three teams in the NFL since the merger have made the playoffs after starting 0-3 so the odds are already against the Raiders going to the playoffs this season. If they lose to the Cleveland Browns and go 0-4, those odds drop even more as only one team has overcome an 0-4 start to make the playoffs. The league-wide perception of the team would be that of a team going through a lost season if the Raiders lose to the 24-year rebuilding Browns too. To avoid that, the Raiders have to protect quarterback Derek Carr like their lives depend on it. According to Pro Football Focus Oakland Raiders T-Shirt , Carr is 11-for-24 for 181 yards with no touchdowns, four interceptions and a QB rating of 32.1 while under pressure. Garrett is tied for the NFL lead in sacks right now with four so it looks like a daunting task for Miller. But he’s tied for No. 42 in in pressures with seven so he doesn’t get to the QB all that often, especially for a guy tied for the league-lead in sacks. He just makes sure he finishes when he does as pass-rush productivity score of 5.3 ranks him No. 84 among edge-rushers.Miller on the other hand, has yet to allow Carr to be hit or sacked so far this season while allowing just four pressures. When you look at the players he’s faced just four games into the season, you have to say that’s pretty good for a rookie left tackle.At 6’4”, 275 pounds with 35 1/4-inch long arms, Garrett presents the best combination of size, speed, power Oakland Raiders Hats , and length Miller will face this year. The speed isn’t likely to be a problem as he gets into his kick-slide quickly as he kept Von Miller at bay. But Kolton Miller has been know to have trouble with strength and length, two things Garrett has. All eyes will be on the 1st-round rookie, especially those looking at Gruden’s personnel moves. It just so happens that the Raiders will only do well if Carr isn’t pressured too much too. Miller has himself quite a matchup with plenty riding on him in the biggest game of the season.Panthers do what Raiders (and probably a lot of other teams) should have done; sign Eric Reid It’s not often you see a perfectly healthy former Pro Bowl safety in his prime just hanging around waiting to be signed. And yet, through three games this season, that’s just what Eric Reid was doing. Until today when the Panthers finally made the move that about 31 other teams should have made months ago. They signed Eric Reid to bolster their football team.At just 26-years-of age, the former 49ers top pick (18 overall) and career starter was coming off a career year, according to Pro Football Focus. A lot of teams could use a talent like that at the safety spot. The Raiders would be near the top of that list.His performance last season would easily outdo what the Raiders have at safety between 35-year-old Reggie Nelson, journeyman Marcus Gilchrist, underperforming (and now injured) Karl Joseph Oakland Raiders Hoodie , and former special teams player Erik Harris.But despite fielding one of the most suspect groups of safeties in the league, the Raiders, like every other NFL team, ignored Reid. Why? Well, because he dared kneel next to Colin Kaepernick during the National Anthem in protest of police butality and racial profiling in the justice system.Reid is a damn good safety and the Raiders and the rest of the NFL’s loss is the Panthers’ gain.Follow @LeviDamien

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‘Heartbeat of this team’ Khalil Mack contract holdout has been ‘grueling’ for Raiders We are officially exactly two weeks until the Raiders open the 2018 NFL season. And still no Khalil Mack. What once seemed like no big deal and no reason to panic has started to get a little more stressful. The Raiders coaches don’t absolutely need Mack to participate in the offseason program or minicamp or training camp or even the preseason. Hell Youth Reggie Nelson Jersey , Derek Carr has taken 13 snaps this preseason, so how much of a difference would having Khalil Mack make? Gruden thinks it would make a big difference.“His playmaking, his leadership, his presence,” Gruden says of what Mack brings to the team dynamic. “Great players like Mack have all those things going for them. They make people around them better. And they make offenses account for you. If you’re going to account for Khalil Mack, you probably got to double team the guy. Someone else is not going to have to deal with that. There’s a lot of things that a great player brings to your football team. Hopefully that’s sometime soon.”Yeah, sometime soon would be kind of a must at this point. And Gruden is not going to predict Mack will make it in time to start the season.“I don’t want to put any timetable on it,” Gruden continued. “This has obviously been a long process that’s been grueling for both parties, the fans, and me personally. We’re just hoping we can get him in here.”This is the second year in a row the Raiders have gone through this with one of their players. Donald Penn held out of camp and preseason looking for a new contract. He ended up returning to the team just prior to the start of the season despite not having a deal in place. And he eventually got the deal he was looking for. So, as you might expect , he doesn’t think having Mack here this offseason is a big deal.“It doesn’t impact us at all. It’s the next guy up. It’s part of the business game,” Penn said of Mack’s absence. “Every guy in that locker room — I know how it is, I’ve been through it three times already in my career —those guy know how the business side of this. They know as a professional athlete, when you’re not here, you have to take care of yourself and I know Khalil’s out there working his butt off just like I was when I was holding out.”In fact, Penn thinks Mack’s absence has actually been a good thing.“We want him here, but I don’t think it’s affecting us, I think it’s helping us,” said Penn. “We know what Khalil can do, everybody knows what Khalil can do. Now we got guys like [Arden] Key and all these guys getting reps out there. We got Fadol [Brown] who’s coming out here just balling, he’s having a great camp. My hat’s off to him and Key Seth Roberts Jersey , they’re both having a great camp. Give these guys reps, give these guys time to grow. It kind of helped when I was hurting this offseason because Kolton [Miller] has been able to get all those reps and been able to grow and get better and help us as a team when Khalil does get here and we go full force.”Penn said he spoke to Mack prior to the team’s second preseason game against the Rams, and he said Mack was “In good spirits”. But if the next time the Raider face the Rams in the season opener, Mack isn’t back in uniform, there won’t be any cause for good spirits then.When the games start counting, this team absolutely cannot be without its best player. At least Penn understands that.“I hope and a pray it gets done real fast because he and Derek are the heartbeat of this team,” Penn added. He speaks for an entire organization and fan base with that statement.Follow @LeviDamienRaiders Week 3 NFL Power Rankings round-up: Oakland’s lack of killer instinct drops them further in rankings After the Raiders again lost the lead in the 4th quarter it has become clear that their lack of a killer instinct is the reason for their dropping for a 3rd week in a row in the power rankings.NFL.com30thLast Week 28Houston Chronicle31stLast Week 29thYahoo!30thLast Week 27thNBC Sports30thLast Week 27Sporting News31stLast Week 30NJ.com31stLast Week 29USA Today28thLast Week 28SB Nation30thLast Week 26ESPN31stLast Week 27Bleacher Report31stLast Week 30thWashington Post31stLast Week 29thCBS Sports30thLast Week 26thAverage Ranking: 30.33Last Week 28.08The Oakland Raiders are consistently being ranked as a bottom 3 team in all of the NFL with only one outlet (USA Today-28th) still giving them a higher than 30th ranking. That makes perfect sense with them being one of only 3 teams to yet win a game in 2018. They have a game against the Cleveland Browns coming up (1-1-1) with rookie Baker Mayfield starting his first game so they have an opportunity to get a much needed win. However, Mayfield looked good leading the Browns to their first victory in well over a year against the Jets last week so maybe it isn’t beneficial to the Raiders that he is starting against them in Week 4.Even a win against the Browns might not elevate the Raiders that far, but a loss will likely lower them across the board to being the 32nd ranked team. The good news is it can’t get any worse in the power rankings after that, the bad news is because that would be the worst it could get in a 32 team league.

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Falcons vs. Saints: Takeaways and irrational reactions to the loss DWAhem.Alcohol Atlanta Falcons T-Shirt , my only friend.Alcohol, there to the end. My family, my friends, they’ve left me again.Alcohol, alcohol, my only friend.Dave ChoateInjuries may very well cost the Falcons this season, but we’re not dead yet. I still believe the Falcons are talented enough to make the best of the rough hand they’ve been dealt, injury-wise, through the first three weeks of the season. It’s just getting harder and harder every week to thread that needle, what with the increasing number of ailments and the defense’s alarming decline minus their best players. What is clear is that the Falcons are going to have to lean heavily on their offense the rest of the way, and they’re going to need something mighty and heroic and heretofore unseen from what’s left of the defense to make it work. But they’re not dead yet. Kendall JacksonPLEASEStop pissing away Matt Ryan’s awesome performances.Cory Woodroof Atlanta will have to, once more Atlanta Falcons Hats , rely on high-power offense to win games. It’s almost kind of comical to think that, after 2017, Atlanta would once again have to resort to the good-old days of explosive offensive performances to win ball games because of a lagging defense. This time, it’s of no fault of the organization, of course. Injuries have ravaged a once-promising unit, and only a Hail Mary trade for FS Earl Thomas, the addition of a stalwart pass rusher via trade and the swift return of Deion Jones will stabilize the on-field output. You’re not even guaranteed one of those right now. If the offense ever falters, this team does not have the personnel to take down the league’s best teams. Even on a day where they score 37 points, the defense still let a loss slip through its fingers. It’s fair to be pessimistic for this team’s postseason outlook. Quite frankly, it might be wise. But stranger things have happened, and Atlanta is still, believe it or not Atlanta Falcons Hoodie , in a position to contend for a playoff spot if this offense keeps playing like this and if the defense can rally just enough to be mediocre. The schedule gets a bit easier after Pittsburg, too. Though, no game in the NFL is a given, nor is a season. 2018 has been unexpected in a myriad of ways. One wonders what other surprises await for the year.Carter Breazeale The offense will have to bail out the defense -- constantly. To echo Cory, this season now falls squarely onto the shoulders of the offense. I was optimistic that with the talented personnel that the Falcons possessed, the defense could blossom into a top-five unit in the league. Injuries have laid waste to that prediction, and the best we can aim for is a defensive unit that keeps games within reach. Matt Ryan and Steve Sarkisian seem to have finally developed a cohesion on offense, and there’s no better timing because if the Falcons want to remain competitive they’re going to have to score loads of points. TorgoYou can’t win if you can’t even walk.The 2016 team lost quite a few players to injury over the course of the season. But this team already has four starters - including two of last year’s Pro Bowlers - on injured reserve. I really do think the approach to preseason was a factor, in that the players didn’t have enough actual game reps to ramp up to full game endurance by the opener against the Eagles.As for this game, I first got the sinking feeling very early, when the Falcons threw a bomb and the officials missed an easy interference call. And when Will Lutz hit the upright but still got the three points, that told me that somehow Cheap Customized Atlanta Falcons Jerseys , some way, this would not be our day.So the Falcons are now 1-1 in the critical division games. It’s not over yet, as the offense is looking better every week. Also, every team plays four games against division winners from the prior season, and we already have two of those games out of the way. The defense needs to find some answers, but at least we have a pretty good defensive coaching staff in place to make that happen.So the season is far from over, but the team can’t withstand many more injuries on defense. Penalties for violations of the league’s new rules governing the use of the helmet dropped in the last two weeks of the preseason after the NFL clarified that inadvertent contact should not result in a flag.That trend continued in Thursday night’s opener. Officials were not at all shy about calling penalties as there were 26 accepted penalties and two calls that offset, but none of them were for a player lowering his helmet to initiate contact.It’s one game and the 15 to come on Sunday and Monday might bring a different result, but the change made in August may have alleviated some of the concern about how much the game would change because of the rule change.While the new helmet rule did not come up, a new part of the roughing the passer rule did get called. Falcons defensive tackle Grady Jarrett was flagged for landing his body weight on Nick Foles after Foles delivered a pass in the first half.

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Late in summer 2016 Womens Robert Alford Jersey , Joel Embiid was fuming. According to ESPN’s Kevin Arnovitz, Embiid was stomping around the Sixers’ old practice facility, at one point chucking a basketball across the hardwood. He had a workout scheduled with a marquee college big man prospect, but it got cancelled at the last minute. Instead, he had to face off against a 37-year old Elton Brand who was on the last legs of his NBA career.”The night before, I’d been watching Shaq’s highlights, and I wanted the competition,” Embiid told Arnovitz. “I needed someone to go back at me.”It sounds like he needed a competitor like Jimmy Butler, but Butler was 750 miles away at the Chicago Bulls’ practice facility, busy exchanging profanities with Rajon Rondo over who got to defend Isaiah Canaan, the hottest scorer on the opposing scrimmage team. Everything you need to know about the Jimmy Butler dramaJimmy Butler wants out of Minnesota. This is how we got here.Winners and Losers from the 76ers-Wolves blockbusterJimmy Butler’s ‘vociferous’ return to Timberwolves practice, explainedThe 7 most savage moments from Jimmy Butler’s interview with Rachel NicholsThe Timberwolves let the Jimmy Butler mess happenJimmy Butler was ruining the Timberwolves’ season, and maybe their futureInside the state of the 76ers before the Jimmy Butler tradeTwo years since then, the number of people on the business end of a Butler profanity-laced rant has gone up, ranging from teammates in Chicago and Minnesota — who he chastised in private and in front of cameras — to the Wolves’ front office. When he first returned to practice after demanding a trade from Minnesota, Butler challenged Karl-Anthony Towns to post him up, schooled the starters, and turned to GM Scott Layden. “You fucking need me!” he screamed. “You can’t win without me!” Meanwhile, Embiid got paired with Ben Simmons, who sat out a season due to injury and then won Rookie of the Year. In 2017, the 76ers drafted Markelle Fultz at No. 1 by trading the No. 3 pick — who became superstar-in-waiting Jayson Tatum — to Boston, in hopes of rounding out a homegrown Big Three. A shoulder injury held Fultz out most of his rookie year and infamously prompted the destruction of his once-perfect jumper. Sam Hinkie, who led the Sixers into the Process era, was forced out, and Bryan Colangelo was ushered in. At least three burner Twitter accounts Womens Ryan Schraeder Jersey , an internal investigation, and an exhausting search for a replacement later, Colangelo was fired and Brand, now a front-office executive, was promoted to the big job.Butler and the 76ers both had to take their hits. On Saturday, they merged out of necessity. The Sixers traded Jerryd Bayless, a second-round pick, and two Process babies who had been handpicked by Hinkie — Robert Covington and Dario Saric — to the Timberwolves for Butler and sophomore Justin Patton. Despite their meticulous planning, the multiple draft picks, and reserved cap space, the Sixers still needed a third star, so they took a gamble on the 29-year-old Butler, who is a free agent at the end of the year. They didn’t trade for him to put the sputtering Process era to an end, but to refuel it. Built unconventionally around a 7-foot shooter in Embiid and two point guards who can’t shoot in Simmons and Fultz, the 76ers are prone to bouts of offensive malaise, compounded by envelope-pushing plays that too often end in multiple turnovers. They needed Butler, a nightly 20-point scorer and stabilizing on-court force. And Butler, whose reputation for being old school has teetered into infamy over the past few months, needs a team like the 76ers — modern and analytics-obsessed, but also defensively inclined — to drag him into a version of the 21st century that aligns with his values.Butler was consistently at odds with Towns and Andrew Wiggins, the young pillars of Minnesota’s rebuild. That’s why it came as a surprise when Embiid told ESPN’s Tim MacMahon he discussed his new potential teammate with them and “they thought we were definitely going to get along.” It makes more sense if you separate personality from persona.The kid from Tomball, Texas — who used to strut around Chicago in cowboy boots, blast Garth Brooks from the locker room, stan Taylor Swift, and imitate wrestling moves on his teammates — is more famous for his 5 a.m. workouts , locker room tirades, and throwback attitude. Meanwhile, Embiid, the NBA’s best tweeter and troll, is known as the class clown. But it’s easy to forget how serious Embiid is and how funny Butler can be. At their core, they’re both hard-boiled workers with a nose for mischief. There’s a reason why Butler is arguably the NBA’s most meme-worthy star, and why Embiid relishes roasting big men on the floor as much as he does online. Their jokes don’t offset their intensity. Instead, the jokes are an extension of that competitiveness. After getting blown out by the Raptors on the eve of Halloween, Embiid stewed in his own frustration. The Sixers’ new switch-happy defensive scheme was out of sorts. “I’m the guy behind, so if I call something, my teammates gotta respect it and they gotta honor it,” he told me that night. “We have a lot of communication problems. That’s the key to a great defense.”Later, he added, “I gotta communicate better. If our defense is not good, I feel like I’m not doing a great job so I gotta do a better job. I don’t ever allow someone to give up 129 points. That’s bad. I’m pissed about it.”The message was not dissimilar to what Butler has tried to get across in Minnesota: stern, public, focused on effort, disappointed in the gulf between who they are and who they could be. But Embiid has a less explosive (read: less profane) way of communicating, and he put himself on the list of people who needed to be held accountable.And unlike Minnesota, where Butler was supposed to imbue work ethic by osmosis to a franchise that hadn’t made the playoffs in more than a decade, Embiid isn’t alone.Bill Streicher-USA TODAY SportsWhen 76ers head coach Brett Brown took over in 2013, he deliberately hung posters all over the walls of the practice facility that read, “Philly hard, Philly real, Philly edge.” The goal was to constantly remind the team what it meant to be a 76er , evoking memories of Allen Iverson stepping over Tyronn Lue in Game 1 of the NBA Finals, or Charles Barkley crashing against floorboards for loose balls. A few days prior to the Raptors game, after the 76ers dropped back-to-back road contests against the Bucks and Pistons, the coaching staff convened with the players, hoping to remind them who they were supposed to be. “They didn’t call out anyone as a person but they called us out as a team,” T.J. McConnell told me. “We all took it personal and decided it’s not good enough and that we need to be better.” In Butler, Embiid now has an aid and kindred spirit: a dogged, prideful defender who will call out perimeter switches and funnel opponents into his towering 7-foot frame. A core of Simmons, Butler, and Embiid could wreak havoc defensively for years. But Butler will have to adjust to Philly’s culture. Simmons and Embiid are not Towns and Wiggins, but they’re still young players: prone to inconsistency and still figuring out who they are on the court. When things momentarily go off the rails, Butler will have to be patient and measured, especially if Fultz — whose road to reclaiming his potential, let alone tapping into it, looks long — sticks around. And if Butler chides, he must do it behind closed doors. The microphone never helps him. Butler is a rare combination: an open book, easy to read, but hard to manipulate. His intensity does not flood onto the court and blur his decision-making ability. Instead, it is defined by Butler’s need to assuage his anxieties. When something is wrong, his first impulse has always been to consider what more he can do. More from Seerat SohiThe scripted chaos of Stephen CurryLeBron James knows that winning big will erase any early strugglesDanny Green is the key to making the Kawhi Leonard trade workAnthony Davis is leading a big man training revolutionOperation Keep Kawhi is already workingButler’s instincts turned him from a near-homeless 13-year-old to a JuCo standout to a first-round draft pick to an NBA All-Star, so you can see why he hangs onto them. But in the fragile ecosystem of a locker room, Butler’s aggression rarely translates positively to others.He has always known that, even if he hasn’t been able to help himself. When I profiled him at the 2016 All-Star game in February, he joked he had to stop telling the truth (i.e. criticizing his teammates) in the media, because it always got him in trouble. He led the NBA in minutes at the time Atlanta Falcons T-Shirt , and he liked presenting himself as an archaic heel, the foil to a league charging in the direction of rest and injury prevention. That didn’t lend much credibility to his insistence that he was sitting out games in Minnesota because his body needed it.But even back then, he admitted his own intensity wasn’t healthy. “I say that I don’t wanna sit down, I wanna play all those minutes, but I really be tired of playing like I’m Superman or something” Butler told me then. “They hit me with Kryptonite, then I hurt my knee.” He hurt his knee again last year, tearing his meniscus and missing almost two months. Butler’s mentality may run in opposition to the way analytics have transformed the game, but he isn’t ignorant to their benefits. The question is whether he can lean into those moments of rationality. The Sixers, a numbers-obsessed franchise that wants to hang their hats on being tougher, longer, and grittier than their opponents, could provide the happy medium that allows his aggression to thrive and his joints to heal. At the very least, they’ll field one of the most intense locker rooms in the league. Butler’s favorite pop star put it best: It’s gonna be forever, or it’s gonna go down in flames. This week in recruiting is a collection of thoughts and things of interest from me as a recruiting expert that either didn’t rise to the level of being their own story, or for which I did not have time to make into a story this week.Of interestThis week was notable for the commitments of two elite running backs. John Emery Jr., of Destrehan (La.), committed to LSU. He is a bona fide 5-star recruit. Emery was at one point committed to Georgia, but decommitted shortly after LSU beat Georgia by three scores in October. LSU now has commitments from the vast majority of the best players in the state.In turn, Georgia gained a commitment from Kenny McIntosh, of Ft. Lauderdale (Fla.) University School. McIntosh is the brother of former Miami DT R.J. McIntosh (2014-17 at The U). And in addition to being a good runner, he is a legitimate threat in the passing game. Miami isn’t sure where it will turn.Other CommitmentsArkansas added a commitment from four-star New Orleans (La.) Edna Karr defensive back Devin Bush. DecommitmentsNo big ones this week. QuicklyMichigan has a big group of visitors in town.Some Ohio State players received recruiting ranking bumps.Here’s a look at what Tennessee is doing on the recruiting trail. Our Alabama site gives its recruiting predictions. Etc.Here are my top bets of the week. It’s been a very strong season for my gambling column.

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