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LAS VEGAS -- It has been two years since Paul Georges life was inextricably altered during a USA Basketball exhibition game in which he snapped his right leg in gruesome fashion under the basket at the Thomas & Mack Center, an incident he now refers to simply as the injury. Jayson Tatum Jersey .Hes back in Las Vegas this week. Back donning a USA jersey across his chest. Back among the games elite. Back fulfilling his reputation as a dominant talent on the court.George already restored his place in the basketball pecking order before this week, making third-team All-NBA and second-team All-Defensive in 2015-16 while putting up better overall numbers than he did for the Indiana Pacers in the season before the injury. Resuming his spot within Team USA just brings things full circle.It means a lot, George said after Team USAs opening practice of training camp in preparation for the Rio Olympics next month. This is like really a redemption to myself. All the bad that happened on that night, I owed myself this opportunity to come back out here and compete for my country.For all that has been made about stars such as?LeBron James, Stephen Curry, Russell Westbrook, James Harden and Kawhi Leonard bowing out of international competition this summer, Georges inclusion cant be emphasized enough.Its one of the great stories of this group, said Jerry Colangelo, USA Basketballs managing director. I mean, when you think about it, when you think back to the tragedy when the injury took place, no one could have projected where he would be. And was his career over? Was his career going to be limited because of the injury? Would he ever come back fully? And to see him back and to see what hes accomplished back in the league, its like he didnt miss a beat.While George has reclaimed his perch, its impossible not to notice all that has changed since that fateful night in August 2014, when he chased down Harden to foul him on a fast break and suffered an open tibia-fibula fracture after landing awkwardly at the base of the basket stanchion.Donald Trump went from reality TV show host to presidential hopeful; the Golden State Warriors went from a promising group to the league standard for excellence; Georges Pacers went from knocking on the door of the NBA Finals with consecutive Eastern Conference finals appearances to a new-look group thats hardly recognizable compared with what they were before the injury.Indianas core has been blown up: Frank Vogel now coaches the Orlando Magic; Roy Hibbert is on his second different team; David West is on his second different team; Lance Stephenson is on his third different team.It just goes to show the evolution of this game, George said. Im looked upon as the leader and the longest-[tenured] Pacer now. So its sunk in. I dont think it will officially sink in until training camps started, and Im looking around, and Im the face of it. So its just part of the game, and Ill deal with it.Indianas future, although its a promising one with the offseason additions of Jeff Teague, Al Jefferson and Thaddeus Young, is yet to be determined. What is certain is how George took a guarantee made by Colangelo shortly after the injury that there would a spot waiting for him on the 16 Olympic team, and went and proved he belonged anyway.It was meant to be an incentive for him, Colangelo said. But when you see its actually happened and hes earned it in every way, this is not a gift here. Hes literally earned this spot. Its just a lot of extra love involved in this one. So were very happy for him, and its great to have him here.This summer could end up being a reminder to the world just how good George really is. With no James or Leonard, hell team with Kevin Durant and Carmelo Anthony as the teams most versatile swingman.The way hes just handled everything: physically to be at the level hes at, emotionally, mentally ... coach Mike Krzyzewski said. I mean, wow. I remember being in a hospital with him. ... You try to envision and talk about, Well, in Rio, youll be there. And you hope that you believe that, you think you do, but then maybe thats not going to happen. And it is. And hopefully we win, and that would be an even better story.That story and the way it unfolds at the Olympics is the final march on Georges comeback tour.Now I know Im healthy, I know Im OK, I know Im 100 percent, George said. Im back to being myself. Its no limitations. Its no thought in my mind that Im limited to something. I kind of just feel like all the chains are off of me and Im free now.Unburdened by the injury, George is embracing being back at the scene where his progress was interrupted.Im just enjoying it, man, he said. Im just enjoying it. This trip is not about the injury. Thats behind me. It happened. Im over it. Its about preparing for a gold medal. Walter Brown Jersey .Y. -- Syracuse has turned up the defence at the right time all season, and when High Point threatened to pull off a monumental upset the second-ranked Orange did what they do best with their quick hands and savvy play. Robert Parish Jersey . -- In one brief spurt, Brazil turned a close game into a rout and proved again it will be a strong World Cup favourite. . After taking two big hits this week -- losing at home and dropping back-to-back games for the first time all season -- Indiana struck back by playing its most complete game of the year. Serena Williams turned 35 this past Monday.As a belated birthday present for her legion of fans, we offer these fun facts:Roger Federer, Martina Navratilova, Margaret Court, Pete Sampras and Chris Evert -- who combined to win 101 Grand Slam singles titles -- took home a total of one after their 32nd birthdays. That late-in-life breakthrough belonged to Navratilova, who was 34 when she won Wimbledon in 1990.For the record, Williams, who for years has been defying the laws of nature that usually ground 30-something tennis players, has won five majors since turning 32.After her second consecutive surprising exit in the US Open semifinals, when Serena failed to win her 23rd Slam, which would have broken a tie with Steffi Graf and set an Open-era record, her coach, Patrick Mouratoglou, was already looking ahead.I know people are going to be very much focused on the 23rd, he recently told CNN Internationals Ravi Ubha at the grand opening of his new tennis academy in France. Im more focused on the 30th.Why not set up a record that will never be beaten in history? I think she can do it.Why not? Clearly, this was a slice of bravado from a coach seeking to take pressure off his athlete as the 2017 season looms.But the questions raises itself: How many more majors will Williams win before she decides to walk away from the game? Its a favorite parlor game these days among tennis unscientifically polled more than a dozen tennis experts, a number of them former players-turned-analysts, and the average over-under was between two and three Grand Slam titles.More than one, however, believes the number is zero.My gut feeling is that shes done, one respondent said. Thats really based more on her emotional/mental attitude and reactions than anything else. I have a hard time seeing her going back to the drawing board, refilling that tank, focusing on what she does best.More typical was this response from Pam Shriver:I think she will win three more, said the 21-time Grand Slam doubles champion. Wimbledon, and at least one more on hard courts. But I dont see them coming in bunches as they once did. The only one that can put a big crimp in that is the new No. 1.I think [Angelique] Kerbers in that conversation. With a good next six months, she can establish herself at the top.After failing to win a major in nine previous seasons as a professional, the 28-year-old German won two this year and supplanted Serena as the WTAs No. 1-ranked player. She beat Williams in the Australian Open final and lost to her in Wimbledons championship match.Based on the 2016 returns, it appears Kerber has the best chance to prevent Williams from catching or surpassing Margaret Court, who has the all-time record of 24 major titles.Going back to Wimbledon in 2012, Serena has won half of the major titles available, nine of 18. The only woman with two over that time is Kerber. The others still active are the tandem of Garbine Muguruza and Petra Kvitova. Flavia Pennetta, Marion Bartoli and Li Na have all retired. Maria Sharapova is serving a drug ban, and Victoria Azarenka is pregnant with her first child.If (and when) Sharapova and Azarenka come back, that could complicate the sittuation, for they are still potentially viable at 29 and 27, respectively. Kevin Mchale Jersey. Karolina Pliskova, 24, who beat Serena in this years US Open semifinals, is another likely threat.In losing that straight-sets match to Pliskova in New York -- and to Roberta Vinci at the same stage in 2015 -- Serenas nerves were on display, a phenomenon that often visits older players. And for much of the 2016 season, Serena was dogged by shoulder and knee injuries.The only person to win a Slam at 35 or older is Ken Rosewall, and he did it three times, said Brad Gilbert, who coached Andre Agassi, Andy Roddick and Andy Murray. That said, never, ever underestimate a Williams. If you dont think she can do it, shell say, Im going to show you that you dont know me.Fast-forward to 2018, and if you tell me she has three, Id be less surprised by that than if she had won none. The next year is a big year for her. If shes successful, she continues on. If she doesnt, who knows? Just the fact shes in this position at her age is outrageous.Paul Annacone, the longtime coach of Pete Sampras and a Tennis Channel analyst, is optimistic.Theres no reason next year cant be as good or better, Annacone wrote in an email. Its about her desire and the ability to play enough so she peaks at majors -- but not too much to where she is burnt out entering them.Serena has taken a breather after the US Open the past two years. Last season, she stopped playing entirely, but this year its not clear if shell play the WTA year-end event in Singapore after passing on the Wuhan Open and China Open.Shriver feels strongly that she should play.Sure, there will be a focus on the Slams, but you need a couple of tournaments to tee you up, Shriver said. You cant just rock up to the Slams and be your best -- not even Serena. I think Singapore is really important to play because it guarantees her three matches at minimum -- and probably four to five.If she shuts it down like last year, Im not going to pick her to win the Australian Open.Mary Carillo, a broadcaster for Tennis Channel and NBC, agrees with the concept.When Serena returned to the tour this January, she still didnt seem as fit and refreshed as she needed to be, Carillo wrote in an email. Fitness/focus/motivation is now on the Compulsory Serena Checklist.More important than the physical fitness of the 35-year-old is her mental fitness, and nothing wears down the fortitude of athletes more than the ravages of time and injury. The supreme effort and commitment it takes to want it all over again? Only Serena knows how much she is willing to continue to give.Carillo wonders if she might find motivation in the continuing success of her older sister Venus, who reached the semifinals at Wimbledon at age 36.Her big sister seems to find much more joy in the journey, Carillo wrote. Maybe Serena draws inspiration from Venus. It could help her surpass Graf and add a few more major titles.I would guess that Serena still has a better chance to add to her count than Roger, Rafa, Maria or Vika. But this spinning planet slows for no one. 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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Likely for the last time and almost 11 years after playing his final game , Barry Bonds ran out to his old spot in his No. 25 Giants jersey.“I wanted to be in left field one more time,” Bonds said Saturday night. “And I thought it was appropriate. That’s what I wanted to do.”“I was going to put the whole uniform on, but just didn’t have time because it ran a little bit longer. I wanted to throw on everything and stand in left field one more time. That’s where everyone saw me and that’s where I thought they should see me last,” he said.Bonds had his number retired by the Giants during a long ceremony before San Francisco played his other team, the Pittsburgh Pirates — also 11 years to the month from when he broke Hank Aaron’s home run record in his 22nd and final major league season.Still beloved and cheered in the Bay Area he cherishes as home, Bonds finished his career under the cloud of steroids allegations that made him a villain most everywhere else.“I am overwhelmed with emotions as the reality of this day sets in,” Bonds said. “This may come as a surprise to a lot of people but as a child I didn’t even want to play baseball. I wanted to play all sports — basketball, football, ride my bike, all the things that kids do. But once my mom signed me up … I got my first taste of what would be my lifelong passion.”Now called AT&T Park, Bonds knows what he meant to this place.“I think the park thing is more to me than the number thing, because I built this park. That’s all,” Bonds said. “When I walk in this ballpark, I know whose house it is.”Surrounded by former teammates and managers, Hall of Famers and his family Lance Parrish Jersey , Bonds had no words as he mentally prepared for his number retirement ceremony.“Shhhh,” the slugger said smiling, then a few minutes later repeated three times, “I have to focus.”Bonds became the 10th Giants player in franchise history to have his number retired. He finished with 762 career home runs.“I knew it was coming at one point. No one’s wearing it,” he said. “… What they did is fantastic and how they did it was first class.”In July 2015, Bonds said he had a huge “weight lifted” when federal prosecutors dropped what was left of their criminal case against him after a nearly decade-long steroids prosecution. Bonds needs to be on 75 percent of Hall of Fame ballots to be enshrined in Cooperstown. He was on 56.4 percent of Hall ballots this year, up from 53.8 percent last year. He had just 36.2 percent in his initial appearance.“Sure, it would mean a lot to anybody, for all the years I’ve worked and what I’ve done, sure,” Bonds said.The seven-time NL MVP was greeted with a rousing ovation as fans chanted his name. The 54-year-old Bonds waved, clapped his hands and raised both arms to acknowledge the cheers as he made his big entrance from center field.“Thank you San Francisco, thank you for making all my dreams come true,” Bonds said while remembering his late father, Bobby.Giants great Willie Mays , Bonds’ godfather, called for the slugger to reach the Hall of Fame.“When people talk about, ‘Oh, who’s the best ballplayer in the world?’ I don’t care,” Mays said. “I played my 20 years, 22 years, whatever it might be. Give somebody honor that deserves to be in the Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame is a type of fraternity that, when you get there, you’ll say, ‘Man, how did I get here?’ And I want him to have that honor be something that happens to him.”“Vote this guy in!” Mays added.Other Giants Hall of Famers Orlando Cepeda, Juan Marichal, Willie McCovey and Gaylord Perry also took part in the festivities.Former managers Jim Leyland and Dusty Baker and current Giants skipper Bruce Bochy were on hand. So were Bonds’ mother, Pat, and his three children.“Without question he is the best player I ever managed in my 22 years as a major league skipper ,” Leyland said. “Let all of us be thankful that we had the opportunity to see one of the greatest players that’s ever lived for so many years.”The Pirates stood in their dugout and clapped during a ceremony that lasted more than an hour. First pitch was 16 minutes late. R&B singer Johnny Gill performed the national anthem in another surprise to Bonds.Baker managed Bonds from 1993-2002. He recalled watching Bobby Bonds in Riverside, California.“I thought Bobby Bonds was the greatest prep school athlete I had ever seen in my life until one day Bobby Bonds told me that ‘my son is going to be greater than me,'” Baker said. “I couldn’t see that at the time because I hadn’t seen Barry play much before he went to ASU. But he told me, my son — and I told Barry this — is more dedicated and works harder than he did, and Bobby was right.” NEW YORK — The last time the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox got together on July 1, Aaron Hicks hit three homers and David Price was roughed up. It added up to an 11-1 rout for the Yankees and both teams exited Yankee Stadium tied for first place in the American League East.It seemed the dogfight for AL East supremacy was on, but the Red Sox gradually pulled away. When the rivals get together Tuesday night for the opener of a three-game series, they will have differing goals.The game was originally scheduled to start in the afternoon but was moved back six hours due to the forecast of heavy rain in New York.Article continues below ...The Red Sox (103-47) will clinch their third straight AL East if they win one game in the series. When they clinch, it will be their fourth in seven seasons since the Yankees last won the AL East in 2012.The Yankees (91-58) will try to prevent the Red Sox from celebrating at Yankee Stadium for the second time in three seasons while attempting to keep their lead in the wild-card race.The reason for the differing goals is because of what unfolded for the teams after their last meeting in New York. It was the last time the Yankees and Red Sox were tied for the lead. Since then, Boston is 47-18 and New York is 37-31.“That would be awesome,” Red Sox ace Chris Sale told reporters in Boston after Sunday’s 4-3 win over the New York Mets at Fenway Park put them on the verge of clinching. “I think we’d all like to do it here, obviously, but we weren’t able to do that.“Going to one of your biggest rivals in the division or in the game and being able to do it there, it will be fun. We’ll enjoy it anywhere we’re at.”The Yankees hold a 1 1/2-game lead over the Oakland A’s and can feel fortunate to still have home-field advantage. While the A’s dropped two straight, so did the Yankees Jordan Zimmermann Jersey , losing two one-run games to the Toronto Blue Jays to continue a stretch of inconsistent performances in the last three weeks.The Yankees are 8-11 in their last 19 games since a 5-3 win on Aug. 29 in Baltimore. That capped a 15-5 run immediately after the Red Sox completed a four-game sweep in Boston over the Yankees to take a 9 1/2-game lead.“First of all, it’s never too late. We’re not even close to too late,” Yankees manager Aaron Boone said after Dellin Betances allowed two runs and four hits in the eighth inning on Sunday. “We’ve got to play better, clearly. We’re not playing our best right now. But the history of this game is littered with stories of teams that went into the playoffs in different scenarios: limping, playing great.“The bottom line is, you’ve got to be playing right when it counts, and don’t mistake that for ‘This is OK,’ but I still believe at my core that we have everyone in that room to do something special.”The Yankees have been getting healthier in recent weeks with the return of Gary Sanchez (groin) and Didi Gregorius (heel). It’s possible that Aaron Judge (fractured right wrist) could return to the lineup Tuesday and closer Aroldis Chapman (left knee) could also return at some point in the next few days.The Yankees activated Judge on Friday since there are 40-man rosters, but all he has done was play two innings in right field Friday.Without being able to pencil Judge into the starting lineup since he was hit by Kansas City right-hander Jakob Junis, the Yankees are 26-22, including 14-12 at home. During those games, the Yankees are batting .234 (365-for-1,562).“Every team goes through it,” Judge said. “Right now, you don’t want to go through it Jose Iglesias Jersey , especially when it’s late like this, but we’ve still got plenty of baseball left to get hot.“It’s all about what team is hot. If we can get hot here in the last two weeks and take that into the playoffs, we’re going to be in a good position.”Mookie Betts will likely play for the Red Sox on Tuesday and be the starting designated hitter. He injured his left side making a throw and exited Sunday’s game as a precaution.“You know, I was just coming out of it for precautionary (reasons), just to make sure it didn’t get any worse,” Betts said. “But it checked out to be just fine.”Former Yankees pitcher Nathan Eovaldi gets the start for the Red Sox. He is 2-3 with a 4.17 ERA since being acquired from Tampa Bay just before the non-waiver trade deadline.Eovaldi last pitched a week ago as a reliever when he allowed two runs in 3 2/3 innings of a 7-2 win over Toronto. He faced the Yankees on Aug. 4 and allowed three hits in eight scoreless innings of a 4-1 win.J.A. Happ, who missed the series in Fenway because of hand, foot and mouth disease, starts for the Yankees. He is 6-0 with a 2.70 ERA in eight starts for New York.Happ remained unbeaten as a Yankee when he allowed six hits in six scoreless innings during a 7-2 win on Sept. 10 at Minnesota.The veteran left-hander is 7-4 with a 2.98 ERA in 19 career appearances against Boston.Boston leads the season series 8-5. The rivals close out the regular season next weekend with a three-game series at Fenway.

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BALTIMORE — The Chicago White Sox will try to stretch their winning streak to four games and finish a weekend sweep of the Baltimore Orioles when the teams meet Sunday at Camden Yards.Chicago has bounced back after dropping seven straight games. The White Sox took the final game of a series with the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday and won the first two games of this series Curt Schilling Jersey , including a 2-0 victory on Saturday night.That win also locked up the season series for the White Sox, who now lead the Orioles 4-2 with just the one game left. The White Sox (59-89) have not beaten the Orioles (42-106) in a season series since 2008.Article continues below ...Chicago has not waved the white flag in the season’s final three weeks despite struggling at times and recently dealing with that long losing streak. They’re still pushing hard in each game.“We came here to play 100 percent,” Avisail Garcia said after his solo homer in the ninth inning gave the White Sox some insurance on Saturday night. “(We) try to do our best and try to win every single game. Just trying to do our job.”Neither team could do much offensively for much of Saturday’s game. The White Sox three times tried to steal, but Orioles catcher Caleb Joseph gunned them down each time — in the third, sixth and eighth innings.Chicago went ahead thanks to a two-out rally in the sixth against Baltimore starter Yefry Ramirez. Yoan Moncada doubled to right with two outs and Yolmer Sanchez came up next and sent a double to left that scored the game’s first run.Ramirez, a rookie, has likely earned another start after a solid 5 2/3-inning outing in which he gave up one run and struck out seven.“He was outstanding,” Orioles manager Buck Showalter said. “That was fun to watch. That was as good as you want to see a young pitcher pitch.”But that one run was all the White Sox needed thanks to seven shutout innings from Reynaldo Lopez. Lucas Giolito (10-10 Luis Gonzalez Jersey , 5.76 ERA) will start Sunday for Chicago against Baltimore rookie David Hess (3-10, 5.17) in the final game of the season between the teams.Giolito has fared well of late, going 3-1 with a 4.05 ERA in his last five starts. He also has struck out 33 in 33 2/3 innings and held opponents to a .218 average.The right-hander has an 0-1 career record with a 47.25 ERA versus the Orioles thanks to one bad start the only time he pitched against them. Baltimore touched him up for seven runs and six hits in 1 1/3 innings in a May 24 loss.For Hess, who has pitched well at times, especially lately, this will be his first appearance against the White Sox.Matt Davidson returned to the Chicago lineup Saturday after sitting out the previous four games (sore left calf). Manager Rick Renteria said he wanted to get Davidson’s big bat back into the lineup — he has hit 20 homers this season — and put him in as the designated hitter.Renteria said Davidson felt good after the game and will return Sunday in the series finale but at first base. CHICAGO (AP) — Even though complete games are rare these days, Cole Hamels still likes to finish what he starts.The 13-year veteran went the distance Thursday night to continue his dramatic turnaround with the NL Central-leading Chicago Cubs, who got home runs from Anthony Rizzo and Javier Baez in a 7-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds.“That’s ultimately the goal Gregor Blanco Jersey ,” Hamels said. “It’s just tough to do so now. The hitters are better, a lot more research is going into it. As a starter, you just have to grind, you have to pitch.”Hamels (4-0) allowed eight hits, struck out seven and walked two in his 17th career complete game and the first by a Cubs pitcher this season. His ERA in five starts with Chicago is 0.79.Before being traded to the Cubs last month, the 34-year-old lefty was 5-9 with a 4.72 ERA in 20 starts for the Texas Rangers, including 1-3 with an 11.12 ERA in his last four.Hamels, though Blake Parker Jersey , never doubted he could turn things around.“I got into a rut in Texas and really was trying to get out of it,” he said. “Sometimes when you strive to do something, you can make it worse. You finally have to give in. You have to get back to the basics.”Hamels had allowed just two earned runs in his first four starts with Chicago, but the Reds jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the first inning as Phillip Ervin beat out an infield single with two outs, scoring Billy Hamilton from third base.The Cubs quickly answered. After Baez reached on an error with one out, Rizzo hit the first pitch he saw from starter Anthony DeSclafani (6-4) into the bleachers in right for a 2-1 Chicago lead. Baez’s homer in the third made it 3-1.The Cubs added another in the fifth and then broke it open with three runs in the seventh.Cincinnati loaded the bases with one out in the ninth, but Hamels got Tucker Barnhart to ground into a game-ending double play on his 114th pitch.“We’ve all seen Cole through the years and he’s pitched a lot of good ballgames,” Reds manager Jim Riggleman said. “But that one was right there at the top of the list. He was really good with all his pitches.”CRUSHEDHamels overshadowed Baez’s mammoth 481-foot solo shot that cleared the bleachers just left of straightaway center and landed on Waveland Avenue.“That was one of my dreams CJ Wilson Jersey , to hit a ball like that,” Baez said.It was the longest homer at Wrigley Field this season and sparked some ribbing from his teammates.“When I got back to the dugout, they asked if that’s all I had,” Baez said. “Yeah.”ROSTER MOVESThe Cubs placed RHP Tyler Chatwood on the 10-day DL with left hip inflammation. The move is retroactive to Tuesday. RHP Dillon Maples was recalled from Triple-A Iowa.Chatwood, 28, has struggled with his control after signing with the Cubs as a free agent in the offseason. He is 4-6 with a 5.22 ERA in 23 games (20 starts) with 93 walks in 101 2/3 innings.TRAINER’S ROOMReds: RF Scott Schebler (sprained right shoulder) continued his rehab assignment with Double-A Pensacola. Riggleman said Schebler will travel to Chicago on Friday and be activated on Saturday.Cubs: RHP Yu Darvish (stress reaction right elbow) is out for the season but said he is relieved doctors finally discovered the source of his elbow pain. “At first, I was told it was a simple tightness, but I always knew there was something else other than the tightness ,” he said through a translator. .. 3B Kris Bryant (left shoulder inflammation) is expected to increase the intensity of his swings during a batting practice session Friday.UP NEXTThe Cubs will recall RHP Alec Mills from Triple-A Iowa to start the second game of the series Friday. Mills has pitched two scoreless innings of relief for Chicago this season. The 26-year-old is 5-12 with a 4.84 ERA in 23 starts at Iowa. RHP Matt Harvey (6-7, 4.91 ERA) goes for the Reds after taking a no-hitter into the sixth inning during his last start.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Burglars caused $10 Josh Harrison Jersey ,000 worth of damage to Los Angeles Dodgers star Yasiel Puig’s home while attempting to steal a safe.According to the Los Angeles Police Department, the suspects broke into Puig’s San Fernando Valley home Tuesday night. They ransacked the residence, found a safe in the second-floor master bedroom, and dragged it downstairs to the front door.Police said Thursday that the suspects then fled, leaving the safe in the entry way. An inventory is being conducted to determine what else was taken. Puig was at Dodger Stadium for a game on Tuesday.“I (did) not sleep too much yesterday ,” Puig said Wednesday, without offering details about the latest incident.Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying three suspects, including the driver of a black four-door Toyota vehicle with paper license plates.Police say the same suspects are believed to have been involved in another burglary attempt at Puig’s home on Aug. 30.Previous break-ins at Puig’s residences occurred in March 2017 and during Game 7 of last year’s World Series. Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Urena is hoping his Sunday start against the Philadelphia Phillies goes like the last time he faced them.Urena (6-12, 4.29 ERA) threw seven strong innings against Philadelphia earlier this month. A similar outing could help the Marlins (57-91) avoid a sweep Sunday afternoon at Citizens Bank Park. Right-hander Nick Pivetta (7-12, 4.64) will be on the mound for the Phillies in the series finale.Urena notched seven strikeouts and gave up only one run on four hits against the Phillies in a victory Sept. 3. It was part of a strong stretch for the right-hander. He has a 2.22 ERA in his last four starts , which have followed a suspension he received for hitting Atlanta Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. with his first pitch of the night Aug. 15.Article continues below ...In his last outing, Urena surrendered one run on four hits and three walks across 6 1/3 innings in a win against the New York Mets. He hasn’t lost since Aug. 10.“I think he’s throwing a lot of strikes with his fastballs,” Marlins manager Don Mattingly told of Urena. “He’s keeping the ball down, and letting it just move. His breaking ball has got a little better shape right now. He’s got some depth to that pitch.”Urena is 2-4 with a 5.23 ERA in 13 career appearances (nine starts) against Philadelphia.The Phillies (76-71) have captured their first series win since early August (which also came against the Marlins at home) by winning the first two games of the set. Philadelphia was winless in its last 12 series entering the weekend, going 11-23 in that span.The Phillies’ postseason hopes are now slim Francisco Cervelli Jersey , however. A 5-4 victory Saturday pulled Philadelphia within 6 1/2 games of the Braves in the National League East, and the team is 4 1/2 back of the Colorado Rockies in the National League wild card race.“That’s how we looked at (Saturday), this is an opportunity to gain a game in the standings, but much more importantly, it’s an opportunity to win a series and to demonstrate there’s zero quit in this team. We will fight until the very end John Jaso Jersey ,” Phillies manager Gabe Kapler told reporters after Saturday’s win.Pivetta is searching for his first win since Aug. 7. The second-year major leaguer has not allowed more than two runs in any of his last three starts, but also has not gone deeper than five innings during that stretch.The Washington Nationals plated two runs on three hits in 4 1/3 innings against Pivetta on Tuesday.Pivetta is 1-1 with a 2.30 ERA, 0.83 WHIP and 11.5 strikeouts per nine innings in three starts against the Marlins this season. He is 2-2 with a 5.67 ERA in seven career starts against them.Sunday’s game is the final contest between the Phillies and Marlins this season. Philadelphia has won 11 of the first 18 games in the season series. The Phillies have won nine season series in a row against the Marlins, which is tied for the second-longest such streak in the majors.

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CLEVELAND (AP) — Trevor Bauer reached a milestone Monday night.Cleveland’s right-hander struck out 11 in six innings — giving him 206 for the season — and the Indians routed the Minnesota Twins 10-0.Bauer (11-6) is one strikeout behind Boston’s Chris Sale for the AL lead. After striking out 196 last season — then a career high — reaching the 200-mark was a goal going into 2018.“That’s something I wanted to accomplish ,” he said. “Next up is 300. Maybe not this year, but hopefully next year.”Bauer, who held Minnesota to three hits, was given a standing ovation when he recorded he reached the 200-mark against Bobby Wilson in the third. He has 10 double-figure strikeout games, tying him with Sale for the league lead.The Indians hit four home runs, led by Edwin Encarnacion, who had four RBIs, including a three-run homer in the seventh. Yonder Alonso, Brandon Guyer and Jason Kipnis also homered for Cleveland, which leads Minnesota by 10 games in the AL Central.Bauer struck out every batter in the starting lineup and ended his night with a flourish in the sixth. Jorge Polanco doubled with one out and was at third when Miguel Sano drew a two-out walk but Bauer struck out Max Kepler on his 112th pitch.“That’s probably my last hitter, given that I had ran my pitch count up Blake Swihart Jersey ,” Bauer said. “I definitely wanted to finish my own inning. If I can’t finish the game I like to finish my inning. I threw a good pitch. I was excited about both of those things.”Manager Terry Francona knew Bauer, who leads the AL with 159 2/3 innings pitched, had a lot left but went to the bullpen. Adam Cimber, Oliver Perez and Dan Otero each pitched an inning to close Cleveland’s AL-leading 12th shutout.“He could have kept pitching and he wanted to,” Francona said. “That’s enough. On a night like tonight that was plenty.”Bauer hasn’t lost since June 29 and is 4-0 in his last seven starts.Alonso’s home run started Cleveland’s four-run fourth while Guyer added a two-run shot, both coming off Kyle Gibson (5-9). Matt Belisle gave up Kipnis’ leadoff homer in the sixth and Encarnacion’s blast.Gibson allowed six runs — four earned — in five innings. Belisle gave up four runs in two innings. Catcher Mitch Garver worked the eighth, allowing only Francisco Lindor’s one-out single.The Indians scored two unearned runs in the first because Polanco didn’t catch a pickoff throw for an error. Jose Ramirez’s sacrifice fly that was caught in foul territory by second baseman Logan Forsythe to put Cleveland ahead.“We’ve had a lot of better days,” Twins manager Paul Molitor said. “It was not pleasant to endure that beatdown. That first inning was disastrous.”Garver’s first appearance on the mound in a major league game provided some levity for the Twins. He retired Guyer and Erik Gonzalez on groundouts and Rajai Davis on a fly ball to deep center.“I wanted to strike out Lindor, so I turned the gas up,” Garver said, laughing. “He lined one right back at me and I had to get out of the way pretty fast.”GOOD STARTKipnis took a hit away from Joe Mauer to begin the game. Kipnis went several steps to his left , dove on the outfield grass and made the throw to first. Mauer came into the game batting .302 (13 for 43) against Bauer, but was hitless with a strikeout in three at-bats.ROSTER MOVEMinnesota placed outfielder Robbie Grossman (strained right hamstring) on the 10-day disabled list and recalled outfielder Johnny Field from Triple-A Rochester. Grossman was injured running out a double Sunday. The Twins claimed Field last week after he was designated for assignment by the Indians.DAY OFFOF Melky Cabrera, who is 3 for 31 lifetime against Gibson, wasn’t in the lineup. Cabrera had a big day in the field Sunday against the Los Angeles Angels, making two diving catches and crashing into the wall to grab Shohei Ohtani’s drive.Cabrera’s day off gave Guyer a rare start against a right-hander and he responded with a home run off Gibson.TRAINER’S ROOMTwins: RHP Michael Pineda pitched two scoreless innings in his first outing for the Gulf Coast Twins on Monday. He had Tommy John surgery in July of last year.Indians: C Yan Gomes (right hamstring tendinitis) might return Tuesday. He’s missed the last four games.UP NEXTTwins LHP Adalberto Mejia (1-0, 2.60 ERA) takes on Indians RHP Carlos Carrasco (13-5, 3.66 ERA) in the second game of the series. Carrasco is 5-0 with a 1.99 ERA over his last six outings, pitching 7 1/3 scoreless innings against Minnesota on Aug. 1. BOSTON — Having reached 100 victories for the first time in more than seven decades, the Boston Red Sox send Eduardo Rodriguez to the mound hoping to sweep their three-game series with the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday night at Fenway Park.With David Price turning in another masterful performance and the only run of the game scoring on a wild pitch, the Red Sox won 1-0 Wednesday night to reach 100 wins for the first time since 1946 — and only the fourth time in franchise history.Rodriguez will face Sam Gaviglio as the Red Sox look to take their 15th win in 19 tries against the Blue Jays this season.Article continues below ...From the Red Sox’s postgame notes after Wednesday’s game:–Alex Cora became the first manager to lead a team to 100 or more wins in his first season with the club since Felipe Alou (2003 Giants, 100-61) and the first manager to lead a team to 100 wins in his first year as an major-league manager since Dusty Baker (1993 Giants , 103-59).–Cora became the second Red Sox manager to lead the team to 100 wins in his first season with Boston, joining Jake Stahl (105-47 in 1912).The franchise record, set in 1912, is 105 wins.After Thursday, the Red Sox will face New York teams for six games, hosting the Mets over the weekend and visiting the Yankees next week.But first it’s another game with the Jays, who have won only once at Fenway this season.Price pitched seven shutout innings to improve to 15-6 and remains unbeaten — and very tough to hit — since the All-Star break.“The goal is to win the World Series,” Cora said. “Since day one we’ve talked about it here. I still remember that press conference. Obviously, we’ve got a shot now.”With the New York Yankees losing again in Minneapolis, the Red Sox’s magic number for clinching their third straight American League East crown is seven. The magic number to clinch the best record is nine.Price, who went 9-1 to help the Blue Jays into the 2015 postseason Jason Heyward Jersey , improved to 21-3 lifetime against Toronto.Aaron Sanchez pitched very well for the visitors, but lost the game on that wild pitch.“He had a real good fastball, he threw some good breaking balls he kept down in the zone and he threw some good changeups,” Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said. “You hate to lose on a wild pitch, but that’s what happened. But he keeps moving in the right direction.”Rodriguez (12-4, 3.64 ERA) lost his last start, allowing five runs and six hits — including two homers — in 3 1/3 innings against Houston. He is 3-3 with a 4.63 ERA in 11 games (10 starts) in his career against Toronto, but 2-0, 2.41 in three starts this year.Gaviglio comes in 3-8 with a 5.25 ERA, but one of the wins was against Boston, in relief. This will be his fifth appearance of the season against the Red Sox , the third straight start. He is 1-1 with a 3.95 ERA in his four games against the Red Sox this season and is 0-1 with a 4.82 ERA in two starts at Fenway.J.D. Martinez has two hits in eight at-bats against Gaviglio, but both hits are home runs.The Red Sox said Wednesday that Chris Sale, who came off the disabled list and pitched an inning — 26 pitches, two strikeouts — Tuesday, felt fine the day after. That had been a problem in his two previous games. He will shoot for three innings Sunday against the Mets.

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HOUSTON (AP) — Justin Verlander continued his strong September with another dominating outing Sunday.Verlander struck out 11 in seven solid innings and the Houston Astros extended their AL West edge Drew Smyly Jersey , topping the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-4.“Certainly, in the last couple of months this is his best start,” Houston manager AJ Hinch said. “He’s had some pretty good ones as an Astro. When he comes out and sets that kind of tone and gets those swings and misses and the strikeouts it’s a pretty special day for us.”The Astros lead Oakland by 4½ games in the division race. Arizona is 4½ games behind in the NL West and four back for the second NL wild card.Verlander (16-9) allowed one run on three hits.“I just felt good,” Verlander said. “I had good control of the fastball. Mechanics felt in line; timing felt good. I was able to execute pretty well today.”He matched his career high for strikeouts in a season with 269 — he passed teammate Gerrit Cole, who has 260, for most in the AL. Verlander also surpassed 200 innings for the 11th time in his career.Verlander hasn’t given up more than two runs in any of his three September starts.Hinch said it all started with Verlander’s fastball Sunday.“His fastball starts everything off because then they have to really cheat to get to his fastball, and when they do that it opens up all sorts of opportunities for the secondary pitches,” Hinch said. “But it all starts off his fastball. He has good hand speed, he has good direction. He finishes that fastball and then all of a sudden, the breaking ball comes along with it. He had a lot of weapons to go to.”Zack Greinke (14-10) allowed four runs on eight hits in 6 1/3 innings. Greinke has permitted at least three runs in four straight outings.“Really good for the most part,” Greinke said. “The last inning wasn’t that great. Just trouble getting them to strikeout. Just a lot of balls in play and that put a lot of pressure on the defense. Wasn’t perfect but felt really good. They battled like a really good team would do.”Tyler White hit a two-out, RBI double in the sixth to give the Astros a 2-1 lead.Josh Reddick led off the seventh with a home run and Jose Altuve hit an RBI single later in the inning. Martin Maldonado’s single in the eighth extended the lead to 5-1.“The thing that makes him so good is that he nibbles ,” Reddick said of Greinke. “He doesn’t really leave too many pitches over the middle of the plate, so when he does, you can’t miss them. We did a great job of that early on, not letting him get too far ahead of us. I think we came out and ambushed his fastball before he got to his offspeed stuff. I think that set the tone really well for us, but after that, we waited for him to go over the plate.”The Diamondbacks scored three times in the ninth after Collin McHugh walked David Peralta and Paul Goldschmidt singled with one out. Eduardo Escobar had a sacrifice fly and Daniel Descalso hit a two-run homer off Roberto Osuna.Osuna struck out Ketel Marte to end it for his 18th save.“I was really proud of these guys for fighting through what were some difficult circumstances there in the ninth inning,” Arizona manager Torey Lovullo said. “Their closer comes in, he’s got a really nice track record, but we didn’t shut down. There was a lot of good talk in the dugout about grinding away and fighting. You could see what happens when a couple of runners get on base, we just fell a little short.”Peralta homered in the Arizona sixth.ASTROS MOVEHouston recalled OF Kyle Tucker from Triple-A Fresno. He hit .154 with three RBIs over two previous stints with the Astros this season.TRAINER’S ROOMDiamondbacks: RHP Shelby Miller (right elbow inflammation) threw a 27-pitch bullpen Saturday and “felt good”, Lovullo said. … LHP TJ McFarland (left elbow inflammation) will throw a bullpen either Sunday or Monday, Lovullo said.UP NEXTDiamondbacks: LHP Patrick Corbin (11-5 Scott Feldman Jersey , 3.05 ERA) will make his 31st start of the season Monday in the opener of a three-game home series against the Cubs. Corbin allowed three runs in 6 1/3 innings in his last outing Wednesday against the Rockies.Astros: LHP Framber Valdez (3-1, 2.66) will make his fifth start of the season Monday in the first game of a three-game set against Seattle. Valdez will be looking to rebound after having his shortest start in his young career Tuesday against the Tigers where he allowed four runs in four innings. LOS ANGELES (AP) — This was one rerun Dodgers fans were happy to watch again. Matt Kemp beat the Diamondbacks for the second straight game, hitting a two-run double in the ninth inning that lifted Los Angeles over Arizona 3-2 Sunday for sole possession of first place in the NL West.A day after Kemp launched a go-ahead, three-run homer in the eighth against Archie Bradley, the Dodgers slugger tagged him again on the first pitch to break a tie for the division lead.“When I was walking up to the plate they showed what I did last night,” Kemp said. “He threw a fastball that was pretty much in and I got the barrel on it and made something happen.”Kemp chucked his helmet in the air rounding second base and his teammates chased him down for a wild celebration along the third-base line.“I’m a little upset right now,” Bradley said.Bradley also a message for Arizona rooters: “To our fans, don’t panic. It’s only one loss.”But a costly one. The D-backs dropped a game back of the Dodgers and Rockies, who beat San Diego 4-2.The Dodgers were 4 1/2 games out of first after a loss on Aug. 22, but have gone 8-1 in their last nine games to regain the division lead for the first time since Aug. 7.“Just grinding, not panicking,” Kemp said.The Dodgers beat the Diamondbacks by identical 3-2 scores three days in a row Eugenio Suarez Jersey , after Arizona won the series opener at Dodger Stadium.“We had our mojo back, but this series clarified that,” Cody Bellinger said.Brad Boxberger (2-5) started the ninth and put the potential tying and go-ahead runs on with consecutive walks to pinch-hitter Alex Verdugo and Max Muncy. The runners advanced on Enrique Hernandez’s sacrifice bunt and set up Kemp, who pinch-hit in the seventh and stayed in the game.“That’s why we call him Hollywood,” Bellinger said. “He likes the big moments.”Arizona manager Torey Lovullo said he considered walking Kemp, but wanted to avoid pitching to Justin Turner and Manny Machado.“I brought in Archie because I thought it would be a good spot (after Saturday’s game),” Lovullo said. “He’s been doing it for us all season, but Kemp has our number.” Daniel Descalso homered leading off the ninth to put Arizona ahead 2-1. Descalso went deep to center field off Caleb Ferguson with the ball just eluding Bellinger’s glove as he reached over the wall.“This loss stings a bit because we clawed our way back and took the lead,” Descalso said. “There has been a lot of low-scoring games and that’s the way it is when it’s high stress and you’re in a pennant race. You’re not going to blow out too many teams.”Kenley Jansen (1-5) took over for Ferguson and got three outs.“That was crazy,” Jansen said.The D-backs tied it at 1 on Alex Avila’s bases-loaded sacrifice fly in the seventh.Rookie Walker Buehler gave up a leadoff single to Paul Goldschmidt and a one-out walk to Descalso. Ryan Madson came on in his Dodgers debut after being acquired from the Nationals and promptly loaded the bases on a walk to Ketel Marte.Bellinger caught Avila’s fly and fired home. Goldschmidt’s left leg caught the corner of the plate before catcher Yasmani Grandal tagged his upper body.Goldschmidt was called out, but Arizona challenged it. After a 2 1/2-minute review, it was overturned , tying the game as Dodgers fans booed.Muncy hit his 31st homer leading off the fifth for a 1-0 lead. The ball landed in the D-backs’ bullpen in right, ending Arizona starter Clay Buchholz’s streak of not allowing a run at 19 innings.Buehler allowed one run and two hits in 6 1/3 innings. He tied his career high with nine strikeouts and walked three. He had two of the Dodgers’ five hits, getting a pair of singles.TRAINER’S ROOMDodgers: Recalled RHP Brock Stewart from Triple-A Oklahoma City and placed him on 60-day DL with a right oblique strain. … RHP Ross Stripling (low back inflammation) had a bullpen in which he threw 20 pitches, rested and then threw another 25. He’s set for a simulated game Wednesday against Dodgers hitters and could be activated late next week.FIRST TIMEThe Dodgers earned their first-ever four-game series win over Arizona at Dodger Stadium. They improved to 7-9 against the D-backs. The teams play again Sept. 24-26 in Phoenix.RARE STUMBLEArizona ended its California trip going 2-5 against the Giants and Dodgers. The D-backs have lost three in a row for the first time since July 15-21, and have lost six of their last nine away from home.GOLDY STILL GOINGGoldschmidt singled in the first to extend his streak of reaching base to a club-record 45 straight road games, tied with Houston’s Alex Bregman for the longest such stretch by a major leaguer this season.UP NEXTD-backs: RHP Zack Godley (14-7, 4.42 ERA) starts Monday at San Diego in the opener of a two-game set. He is just shy of career highs in innings and strikeouts.Dodgers: LHP Alex Wood (8-6, 3.42) starts Monday in the opener of a three-game series against the Mets and RHP Jacob deGrom (9-8, 1.68).

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NEW YORK (AP) — Traded to the Yankees after the 2014 season Cecil Cooper Jersey , Didi Gregorius had the unenviable task of following Derek Jeter as New York’s new shortstop.A smooth fit, it’s been.Gregorius homered and turned in a pair of nifty defensive plays as the Yankees defeated the Texas Rangers 7-2 on Sunday.Gregorius has been praised by his manager and teammates for his play on the field and his leadership in the clubhouse. Just like his predecessor.“Taking over for who he took over for and being able to have three 20-homer seasons in a row, it’s incredible,” winning pitcher CC Sabathia said. “If he wouldn’t have came in and did what he did the last three or four years, we’d still be talking about ‘Jeet’ and how we need leadership.”Sabathia threw six shutout innings of one-hit ball and Giancarlo Stanton homered for the fifth time in six games. New York has won six of the last seven.The postgame talk was about Gregorius’ fifth-inning gem.The 28-year-old slid to his right to cut off a grounder in the hole by Delino DeShields, rose to his feet and fired a perfect throw to first in one smooth motion, nabbing the Texas speedster by a half-step.The crowd chanted his name after the play and Gregorius smiled and tipped his cap.DeShields was activated from the seven-day concussion disabled list earlier in the day.“When I was at second base, he was like, ‘Man, sorry I took that hit ,'” DeShields said. “I said, ‘Nah, bro, you do what you got to do.'”Said Sabathia: “That was one of the better plays I’ve ever seen at shortstop.”Joey Gallo had two hits for Texas, which dropped three of the four games in the series. He also reached over the left-field wall to take a home run away from Austin Romine in the eighth.Sabathia (7-4) struck out seven to win for the first time since July 4. The burly left-hander allowed just one ball out of the infield and lowered his ERA to 3.32 — the 38-year-old has not finished a season with an ERA lower than 3.38 since 2011.Stanton hit his 30th home run, giving New York a first-inning lead for the second straight day, connecting off Martin Perez (2-5). Stanton has the most home runs by any Yankees player in his first season with the team since Mark Teixeira hit 39 in 2009.The Yankees scored five times in the fifth to chase Perez. Aaron Hicks hit a two-run single and Gregorius capped the burst with his 21st homer.“A really active day for me,” Gregorius joked.The shortstop also made a slick backhanded play in the first.“Oh, man, he did it all Domingo Santana Jersey ,” New York manager Aaron Boone said.Texas scored twice in the seventh against Sonny Gray. DeShields drove in a run with an infield single.Gray ran into trouble again in the eighth, allowing the first two batters to reach, but Jonathan Holder wiggled out of the jam with a pair of strikeouts. Expected to be a key component of New York’s rotation, Gray has given up nine earned runs over his last 5 2-3 innings since being moved to the bullpen.TOP TRAINERNew York Yankees trainer Steve Donohue was awarded the National Athletic Trainer Association’s Most Distinguished Athletic Award. Now in his 40th consecutive season in the organization, and seventh as the team’s head athletic trainer, Donohue became part of a viral video earlier in the week when he was captured on film removing a moth from umpire Bruce Dreckman’s left ear.TRAINER’S ROOMYankees: Stanton continues to be limited by a sore left hamstring that keeps him in a designated hitter role. Boone commented that Stanton’s ability to play the field is examined daily. . OF Clint Frazier (post-concussion migraines) was able to hit in the batting cage Saturday, but continues to experience symptoms.Rangers: OF Nomar Mazara (right thumb sprain) was again limited to designated hitter duties with Triple-A Round Rock on Saturday.UP NEXTYankees: RHP Luis Severino (15-5, 3.11 ERA) pitches for the Yankees against Mets ace RHP Jacob deGrom (6-7, 1.77 ERA) Monday to close out the Subway Series on what was originally an off-day for both teams. The game was scheduled for July 22, but was postponed because of heavy rain. Severino’s 15 wins lead the AL. DeGrom continues to lead the majors in ERA and is coming off his first victory since June 18.Rangers: RHP Bartolo Colon (6-10 Eric Sogard Jersey , 5.18) pitches against RHP Zack Greinke (12-7, 2.89 ERA) as Texas opens a two-game interleague matchup with Arizona. Colon allowed four runs over seven innings to defeat Seattle on Aug. 7, passing Dennis Martinez to become the career leader for most wins in MLB by a pitcher from Latin America. LOS ANGELES (AP) — Clayton Kershaw says he accepts the reasons he was given for not starting Game 1 of the National League Division Series.Whether the three-time NL Cy Young Award winner agrees with them may be altogether different.The Los Angeles Dodgers chose to go with Hyun-Jin Ryu in their series opener against the Atlanta Braves on Thursday. Kershaw is set to pitch Game 2 on Friday.“I wouldn’t really consider it a gut punch,” Kershaw said Thursday in his first public comments on the topic.Manager Dave Roberts says he and pitching coach Rick Honeycutt delivered the news via conference call to Kershaw, who has started eight of the Dodgers’ past 10 postseason Game 1s.If Kershaw is miffed, he’s keeping it to himself. Roberts says the vibe between the two of them is “great.” Kershaw can opt out of the final two years of his contract after the World Series.“Obviously, it’s a huge sacrifice for him,” Roberts said. “But to not let it influence his mind or psyche, that doesn’t surprise me.”Calling Kershaw “this generation’s best pitcher,” Roberts reiterated the decision to go with Ryu was that it allows both pitchers to have five days’ rest between starts. If Kershaw had gone first Keon Broxton Jersey , he would be on four days’ rest, while Ryu would be on six days’ rest for Game 2.“This year I’ve pitched with an extra day a lot more than in years past,” Kershaw said. “I mean, not necessarily by choice, not that I wanted to do it. We have more off days now during the season, so it kind of worked out that way. But I think I probably would have been fine either way.”Kershaw said he asked Roberts why he wasn’t starting and received an answer. However, he declined to share it.“It wasn’t really an agree or disagree type thing, I guess,” he said. “They had their reasons, and I accepted them.”Ryu has posted a better ERA (2.81) in his three career postseason games than Kershaw (4.35) in his 24 playoff games.The South Korean was 7-3 with a 1.97 ERA in the regular season. Fellow lefty Kershaw was 9-5 with a 2.73 ERA and a team-high 155 strikeouts.Ryu had an edge over the final month of the season , posting a 1.88 ERA after overcoming a groin injury. Kershaw had a 3.89 ERA in September.“Hyun-Jin has had a great season and he’s pitched really well for us,” Kershaw said.At 30, Kershaw hasn’t shown the same zip with his fastball this season and he’s been on the disabled list for three consecutive seasons with back issues.“I don’t really need to prove myself to anybody,” Kershaw said. “I want my teammates to want me out there. I think that’s the biggest thing.”If the series goes to a deciding fifth game, Roberts would again have to decide between Ryu and the ace that has been the face of the franchise for years.“It would be one or two of us,” Kershaw said, smiling. “We’ll see.”

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OAKLAND Clayton Richard Jersey , Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics surprised most everyone but themselves.A young team that gained momentum with a strong September a year ago slugged its way right into the playoffs and onto the national radar by hanging tough in the difficult AL West this season.Still, it all ended with the same result: a playoff defeat in an elimination game. After a 97-65 regular season, Oakland lost the wild-card game 7-2 to New York on Wednesday night at Yankee Stadium.“Unless you play the last game, it’s disappointing,” manager Bob Melvin said. “So I think when you reflect back and look where we started the year, you know kind of where we came from, it ends up being a good year but it doesn’t feel good right now.”Khris Davis and the A’s rallied all year long to reach the postseason for the first time since 2014 following consecutive last-place division finishes.Davis led the majors with 48 home runs, his third straight 40-homer season.A sensational second-half surge made the difference. The A’s trailed the Mariners by 11 games in the wild-card race on June 15.“If you told us at the beginning of the year we’d have 97 wins at the end of the year and we have about five guys with career years and had an opportunity to be in a wild-card game against a team with a hundred wins, I think we’d all take that,” closer Blake Treinen said.The A’s believed from the start they could do this, even with an opening-day payroll of $66 ,039,675 that ranked lowest in the American League and second-lowest in baseball ahead of the Phillies.Then they captured the country’s attention — and opponents took notice, too — with a team with a knack for late-game rallies.Led by Davis and all his power-hitting sidekicks like Matt Chapman and Matt Olson, the A’s overcame losing key starters from their rotation down the stretch. That included left-hander Sean Manaea, who pitched a no-hitter on April 21 against Boston then had arthroscopic shoulder surgery last month.“It’s pretty hard but I’m not disappointed at all,” Davis said. “I think we showed some people we can do some things and I think next year, we’re a little bit more of a threat. I hope we can just continue this and build on it.”With his starting staff slim, Melvin recently turned to using an “opener” for an inning before going with another pitcher as a long man, and most everything he tried worked beautifully.Here are some things to take from the A’s year:DAVIS DELIVERS: Davis earned that hefty raise he received last offseason of $10.5 million, more than doubling his salary after he beat the team in arbitration the previous winter.The 30-year-old Davis had career highs in home runs and with 123 RBIs. He joined Jimmie Foxx from 1932-34 as the only players in A’s history with three straight 40-homer seasons.PISCOTTY’S TRIUMPH: Newcomers such as Stephen Piscotty carried the load in a career year — and for him after dealing with the heartbreak of losing his mother, Gretchen Hunter Renfroe Jersey , in May to ALS.Piscotty, acquired from the Cardinals last December, batted .267 and had eight of his 27 home runs and 25 of his 88 RBIs in 25 September games.COMEBACK KIDS: After dropping so far back of the Mariners in mid-June, the A’s answered by going 63-29 from June 16 through the rest of the season. It was the best record during that stretch in baseball — ahead of Boston’s 60-31.Oakland also went a majors-best 31-14 in one-run games and had 10 walkoff victories.TREINEN SHINES: Treinen, who knew of him before this season started?Then the unassuming closer went 9-2, saved 38 games, finished with a career-low 0.78 ERA and career-high 100 strikeouts. He didn’t allow an earned run over his last 15 outings.The right-hander is the first pitcher to finish with at least 30 saves, an ERA below 1.00 and 100 strikeouts.OCTOBER TROUBLE: Oakland has lost eight straight winner-take-all postseason games since beating Willie Mays and the New York Mets in Game 7 of the 1973 World Series. The A’s are also 1-14 in potential clinchers since 2000. They reached the AL Championship Series in 2006, the lone time since 2000 the club has advanced past the first round of the playoffs.Since losing in the ’14 wild-card game to the eventual AL champion Royals 9-8 in 12 innings, low-budget Oakland had won just 68, 69 and 75 games the past three seasons. This year Freddy Galvis Jersey , the A’s shined while still playing at the rundown Oakland Coliseum they share with the NFL’s Oakland Raiders.This was considered a significant step to getting back to the big October stage. The Philadelphia Phillies return to Citizens Bank Park for their penultimate homestand of 2018 in desperate need of some wins as they try to stay in the National League East race.The second-place Phillies will play the three teams behind them in the division during the nine-game homestand, starting Monday night against the Washington Nationals. Jake Arrieta (10-9, 3.61 ERA) will get the start against Washington right-hander Erick Fedde (1-3, 6.00) in the opener of the final series between the teams in 2018.The Phillies have not won a series since sweeping the Marlins in early August. Philadelphia is 11-20 since then and, at 74-68, as close as it has been to .500 since it was 43-37 on June 29. Philadelphia’s latest loss, a 6-4 defeat against the New York Mets on Sunday afternoon at Citi Field, pushed it 4 1/2 games behind the Atlanta Braves for the division’s top spot.Article continues below ...Despite a month without a series victory, the Phillies still have a chance to catch the Braves, who they play seven times in the final two weeks of the season. The Phillies are 43-26 at home but just 28-32 against the rest of the NL East this season. They have an 8-8 mark against the Nationals.“We need to turn the page quickly,” Phillies manager Gabe Kapler told reporters after Sunday’s loss in New York. “Looking forward to getting back to Philadelphia where we’ve played really good baseball all year long. We will come out (Monday) having turned the page. We’re prepared to do that.”The Nationals (71-72) enter the series with a two-game winning streak Austin Hedges Jersey , beating the Chicago Cubs twice before their Sunday game was rained out. There are eight games separating the Nationals and the Braves. Fedde will make his eighth start of the season and his second since rejoining the Nationals after a shoulder injury sidelined him for two months. He gave up four runs (all in the second inning) and four hits and had seven strikeouts in five innings against the St. Louis Cardinals last Tuesday.“I think just that second inning got away from me a little bit,” Fedde told after the game. “I started getting a little slider happy with some of the guys that came up, and I think I just let it take over.”Fedde, 25, is 1-1 with a 6.55 ERA in two career starts against the Phillies.Rhys Hoskins will try to keep his home run streak going against Fedde and the Nationals. Hoskins homered for the third consecutive game in Sunday’s loss. The Phillies’ 25-year-old slugger has 30 homers this season, and he has homered in three straight games on three separate occasions in 2018.Arrieta was strong in his last outing, notching 11 strikeouts in 7 1/3 innings against the Miami Marlins. The veteran right-hander has allowed two homers in each of his last three starts, including in a three-inning performance against the Nationals on Aug. 29.Arrieta is 1-2 with a 5.25 ERA and a 1.567 WHIP in 12 career starts against Washington.

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SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego Padres vice president of scouting Don Welke has died. He was 75.The team says he died Wednesday night in San Diego surrounded by family. No cause was given.Welke worked in baseball for more than 50 years. He joined the Padres in 2014 , following general manager A.J. Preller from the Texas Rangers to San Diego. Welke also worked the Phillies, Dodgers, Orioles, Blue Jays, Royals and Reds.Welke was instrumental in the Rangers reaching consecutive World Series. He was directly involved in the signings and acquisitions of Adrian Beltre, Jurickson Profar and Elvis Andrus. He also helped sign Dave Stieb, Pat Hentgen and John Olerud.In a statement James Paxton Jersey , Preller calls Welke a “visionary who knew and loved baseball, and he shared that knowledge and passion with me and countless other scouts throughout his five decades in the game.” HOUSTON (AP) — If rookie Josh James keeps throwing this way, he might just pitch himself onto Houston’s postseason roster.James struck out seven and scattered four hits over 5 1/3 innings to help the Astros to a 7-0 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday night for his first major league win.Houston eliminated the Mariners from AL West contention and moved five games in front of second-place Oakland, which lost 9-7 at home to the Angels.It was just the second start and fourth career appearance for the 25-year-old James (1-0), who made his debut on Sept. 1. He has a 2.81 ERA with 24 strikeouts.“I’m really impressed by how he’s handling it,” manager AJ Hinch said. “There’s no panic in him. And that pays dividends moving forward when we’re starting to make decisions. Of course, he’s factoring in.”James said he isn’t focused right now on whether he’ll get to pitch for the defending World Series champions in October.“I’m just trying to contribute and pitch as well as I can ,” he said. “Postseason roster’s really not on my mind right now. I just really want to perform.”Marwin Gonzalez hit a two-run homer in a four-run third for the Astros. Four relievers completed the shutout.Seattle starter Mike Leake (10-10) yielded six hits and five runs in 6 1/3 innings to snap a two-game winning streak.“Mike Leake for the most part threw the ball really well,” manager Scott Servais said. “It was that one inning. Seems to be the story of his season, and the games we don’t come back and win, it’s usually that one inning that gets him.”Leake plunked Brian McCann to start the third before Tony Kemp doubled. The Astros took a 1-0 lead when George Springer hit an RBI single, and Springer reached second on the play thanks to an error by left fielder Denard Span. Kemp scored on a groundout by Jose Altuve to make it 2-0.There were two outs in the inning when Gonzalez sent a drive to left-center that was originally ruled a double. But a replay review revealed it was a homer, pushing Houston’s lead to 4-0.The Mariners couldn’t get much going against James. He walked Chris Hermann with no outs in the third before a one-out single by Mitch Haniger. After a short mound visit, James retired the next two batters to end the threat. He allowed a double to Robinson Cano to start the sixth before striking out Nelson Cruz with his final pitch.Cano doubled twice and tied a season high with three hits Miles Mikolas Jersey , but the rest of the team managed only three hits on a night when the Mariners went 0 for 9 with runners in scoring position.The Astros padded their lead in the seventh when Yuli Gurriel doubled with one out and scored on a single by McCann. Houston added two more runs in the eighth, with the first one coming when Tyler White’s fly to left-center dropped right in between Span and Dee Gordon for a double.TRAINER’S ROOMMariners: LHP James Paxton played catch but was not quite ready to throw a bullpen as he continues to build strength after recovering from the flu and pneumonia. … RHP Felix Hernandez (hamstring) is doing better and is expected to rejoin the team Friday before the start of a series against the Rangers.Astros: RHP Lance McCullers Jr., on the disabled list since Aug. 5 with a strained right forearm, threw a simulated game and will throw another one Friday or Saturday. The Astros hope he’ll be able to return before the end of the regular season.MAKE IT A DOUBLECano’s two doubles gave him 530 for his career to move him into 40th place on the all-time list.“Robbie’s been out there a long time. It’s kind of part of his game, is the extra-base hit and getting the doubles,” Servais said. “A couple of those tonight, great to see he swung the bat very well.”UP NEXTLeft-hander Dallas Keuchel (11-10 Bud Norris Jersey , 3.57 ERA), who has won his last two decisions, will start for the Astros when the series concludes Wednesday. The Mariners hadn’t announced their starter, but Servais said it will be a bullpen game.

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GREEN BAY, Wis. Bobby Hart Jersey . -- Aaron Rodgers believes that Green Bay Packers teammates Julius Peppers and Clay Matthews will ultimately be exonerated in the NFLs investigation into last Decembers allegations by Al-Jazeera America that they used performance-enhancing substances.But if the two star outside linebackers do miss time this season, the Packers quarterback believes itll be because the NFL Players Association gave NFL commissioner Roger Goodell too much power during the 2011 collective bargaining agreement negotiations.Speaking in a radio interview on The Jim Rome Show?Wednesday, Rodgers was asked by Rome whether Goodell has too much power in meting out punishment and being able to compel players like Matthews and Peppers to testify in a case Rodgers believes lacks the requisite credible evidence to move forward.If that is the case, we have nobody to blame but ourselves, Rodgers replied. Because we had the opportunity in the CBA to make some legitimate changes to that. I think there was probably too much pressure to come to a deal when we had all the power on our side.That was something we should have had negotiated into the CBA because there shouldnt be somebody who is the judge, jury and executioner, as they say.Matthews and Peppers both have maintained their innocence but have not addressed their options since Mondays development. Speaking Tuesday, Packers general manager Ted Thompson said the team would stand behind the two players but would not say whether Matthews and Peppers will meet with NFL officials on the matter to avoid the suspensions the league has threatened.While Thompson chose his words carefully Tuesday, Rodgers did so as well on Wednesday -- except the thoughtful two-time NFL MVP chose a more aggressive tack.Rodgers believes the case should not be moving forward because retired quarterback Peyton Manning has already been cleared and Charlie Sly, who made the allegations about Peppers, Matthews and ex-Packers linebacker Mike Neal on a hidden camera, has recanted.I think its pretty typical of how things have been going with them lately, Rodgers said of the NFL pursuing the investigation. It sets a bad precedent, I think, that any wild accusation -- accredited [or not], legitimate or illegitimate -- theyre going to try and bully these guys into testifying.Now these guys, first of all, we stand behind them 100 percent, our guys. I think that it just looks bad for the league, especially after Peyton got cleared and theres been some holes shot [in] it. But Im confident that those guys have nothing to hide and theyll work something out.I just think as far as the league goes, theres been some negative things that have come their way and the way theyve responded has maybe not been the best way to handle it.Asked if hes concerned that Peppers and Matthews, two vital pieces of what the team hopes is a championship-caliber defense, will miss time, Rodgers replied, Theres no way its going to cost them, I think, in this case. Randy Bullock Jersey . Numbers Game looks into the Canadiens securing the services of Thomas Vanek in a trade with the New York Islanders. 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Thats what were known for -- kind of a zone buster-type team.Irvin scored 16 points, and Michigan made a school-record 19 3-pointers in a 97-53 rout of Central Arkansas on Tuesday night. The Wolverines also set a school record with 45 attempts from 3-point range, easily handling that zone.Michigan (8-3) even made its first 11 field goal attempts from inside the arc -- its first miss from there didnt come until early in the second half.Jordan Howard scored 14 points for Central Arkansas (1-9). The Bears have played only one home game all season.I didnt think that we came out with the focus and energy, Central Arkansas coach Russ Pennell said. This is our Super Bowl. If you cant get excited playing at a place like this and against this type of competition, you dont need to be playing Division I basketball. So were trying to change a culture, and sometimes youve got to get your backside kicked pretty good in order to get their attention.Moe Wagner had 18 points and seven rebounds for Michigan. Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman scored 14 points and Duncan Robinson added 12. Irvin, Abdur-Rahkman and Robinson made four 3-pointers each.The Wolverines broke the school record of 17 3-pointers in a game when Ibi Watson connected from the left wing with 3:58 to play. By then, Michigan had gone deep into its bench.The previous school record for 3-pointers came against Bryant on Dec. 23, 2015, and the record for attempts was 42, set Dec. 22, 22008 against Florida Gulf Coast. Geno Atkins Jersey. BIG PICTURECentral Arkansas: The Bears have played a tough schedule, and games like this are about trying to show improvement. In that sense, it may have been beneficial for Central Arkansas to test its zone against Michigans sharp shooters -- but that matchup didnt make for a particularly competitive game.Michigan: The Wolverines were coming off a 102-84 loss at UCLA. They did as they pleased offensively against Central Arkansas with little resistance from the Bears, and Michigan can be fairly happy with its defense in the first half, when the Wolverines allowed only 20 points.PLEASEDMichigan coach John Beilein often goes out of his way to compliment opponents. That was a tough sell after his team routed Central Arkansas so easily, but he pointed out that the Bears took Arkansas-Little Rock down to the wire. Also, their loss at Butler earlier this month was reasonably competitive until the last 10 minutes.We caught them at the right time, Beilein said. Weve got a lot of guys who can make shots from the outside, so a zone sometimes can be a tough defense to play against us, and our kids really played well.TOUGH ROADBeilein was also happy about how his team played coming off the long trip back from the game at UCLA on Saturday.Were in exams, too, Beilein said. 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BOSTON -- Alex Rodriguez is likely to start only in the third and final game of the New York Yankees three-game series against the Red Sox on Thursday night. Ron Parker Jersey .New York manager Joe Girardi, asked before Tuesday nights opener of Rodriguezs final Yankee series on the road, said the controversial slugger would not start Tuesday and likely not start Wednesday against left-hander Drew Pomeranz.That would leave Thursday night, when knuckleballer Steven Wright goes for the Red Sox.Rodriguez will then play one more home game, Friday night against the Tampa Bay Rays, before being released. He is slated to sign a contract as an advisor to team managing general partner Hal Steinbrenner while collecting the rest of his player salary, but there is the chance he could sign with another team, either for the stretch run or next season.Rodriguez, who met the media in the visitors dugout before the game, said he was disappointed not to be starting the two games. Girardi, whose team is still somewhat alive in the wild card chase, said, Were trying to win games.Clearly, Rodriguez is no longer helping them win games.Rodriguez, hitting just .204 with nine homers and 29 RBI heading into his final four games with the team, was batting only .219 with three homers and 11 RBI in 73 at-bats against lefties. He was at .196 with six homers and 18 RBI against righties and was 3-for-22 lifetime against right-hander Rick Porcello, who started for Boston on Tuesday.He is 1-for-5 against Wright but did have success against knuckleballer Tim Wakefield. He has never faced Pomeranz, who takes his fifth shot at his first win in a Red Sox uniform when he faces Nathan Eovaldi in the second game of the series.Pomeranz, who went from the National League All-Star team to the Red Sox, is 0-2 with a 6.20 ERA since arriving in Boston. He is coming off a six-inning outing (the most innings he has thrown in a game for the Red Sox) at Seattle where he allowed two runs on four hits, walked six (one intentional) and struck out six.He will be working for the first time since an ESPN report suggested he might have been damaged goods when acquired, the report also saying the Red Sox will not seek compensation.To my knowledge, hes gone through his work between starts, hes taken the ball as we anticipated, said manager John Farrell.Pomeranz pitched against the Yankees with San Diego on July 2, yielding a run on five hits and striking out seven in seven innings. He then threw seven innings of two-hit/shutout ball against the Dodgers in Los Angeles and that was it for his career with the Padres.Eovaldi, who throws as hard or harder than any starter in the major leagues, has lost his last two starts to fall to 9-8 and is 2-2 with a 3.60 ERA in four starts since returning to the rotation after a demotion to the bullpen. His nine wins lead the Yankees and he is 3-0 with a 4.60 ERA lifetime against the Red Sox -- 2-0 with a 5.94 in three starts at Fenway Park. Jarvis Jenkins Jersey . -- San Francisco 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks was fined $15,570 by the NFL on Wednesday for his hit on Saints quarterback Drew Brees last Sunday. Mitch Morse Jersey .ca looks back at the stories and moments that made the year memorable. . 8 Kansas to a 64-63 win over Texas Tech on Tuesday night. The freshman from Vaughan, Ont. MIAMI -- Four-time Pro Bowl running back Arian Foster took a big step Monday in his comeback from a torn Achilles tendon.He found a team.Foster signed a $1.5 million, one-year contract with the Miami Dolphins, and said hes fully healthy.I still feel like Im a Pro Bowl-caliber player, and I intend to show it, Foster said.Foster, who spent the past seven years with the Houston Texans, was hurt in Game 7 last year at Miami. He paid a free agent visit to the Dolphins in March and accepted an offer after working out for them Monday.Miami was looking to add depth at running back following the loss of Lamar Miller to the Texans in free agency.After my visit with Miami, I kind of made my mind up that that was where I wanted to be, Foster said. I see a lot of promise in this team and feel like I add value.Jay Ajayi is expected to start after rushing for 187 yards as a rookie last year. Foster will likely compete for a backup role with third-round pick Kenyan Drake and veterans Daniel Thomas and Damien Williams.Injuries have limited Foster to 25 games in the past three years, and he played in just four games last season, averaging 2. Christian Okoye Jersey. yards per carry. He holds the Texans franchise record with 6,472 yards rushing, but hell turn 30 next month, and acknowledged the challenge of shopping his services in free agency.There was light interest and heavy interest, spotty, you know, here and there, he said. But this league knows that when Im on the field, Im one of the most productive doing it.Fosters most recent Pro Bowl season was 2014, when he rushed for 1,246 yards and caught passes for 327 in 13 games. He has 2,268 yards in career receptions, and new Miami coach Adam Gase likes to get backs involved in the passing game.Adam really knows how to use running backs out of the backfield, which I think is my best quality -- route-running and catching the ball, Foster said.Miami begins training camp July 29.---AP NFL website: and Steven Wine on Twitter: His work can be found at Cheap Adidas Hockey Jerseys Wholesale College Jerseys Cheap Nike Basketball Jerseys Cheap Football Jerseys Free Shipping Cheap Baseball Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Free Shipping Cheap Jerseys From China Wholesale Nike NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Wholesale Nike NBA Jerseys Cheap NHL Jerseys Authentic Cheap MLB Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Soccer Jerseys China Cheap NCAA Jerseys China Stitched NFL Jerseys Cheap Custom Jerseys China Cheap Basketball Jerseys Authentic NFL Jerseys China Cheap College Jerseys Wholesale Football Jerseys ' ' '

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With only four teams left in the first season of OGNs Overwatch APEX league, the first of its kind in the game, the communitys eyes were on the first day of the semifinals to see who among the South Korean, European and North American teams would be taking one step closer to the ? 100,000,000 (USD$90,000) grand prize. Wholesale Baseball Jerseys .South Korean teams Afreeca Freecs Blue and BK Stars reconvened for the first semifinals best-of-five match, bringing both of their unique team strengths to war against one another. The format for choosing the maps in a set dictated that the second, fourth, and fifth maps were escort maps, in which BK Stars has a much better record in than Afreeca; this was proven on the second map, Numbani, where BK dominated. This meant that Afreecas best path to victory would be to win the control and assault maps that are played on the first and third map of each set, then take one escort map away from BK.So far in APEX, there havent been many sets that came down to what types of maps were being played, with the exception of the group stage games from Europes Rogue, which had seemingly mastered assault maps. This situation was uncommon because many teams were newly formed at the beginning of the season, especially coming from South Korea. By the time of this semifinal, however, it was clear to Afreeca that a win on a payload map was going to be an uphill struggle.After AFB won both Nepal and Volskaya Industries, the fourth map was to be played on Watchpoint: Gibraltar, a payload map in BK Stars favor. Then, Afreeca Freecs Blue players Jeong ArHaN Wonhyuk and Cho J1N Hyojin played heroes that they didnt regularly play throughout the season and their gamble completely shut down the offense from BK Stars.ArHaN played a beautiful D.Va, utilizing her defensive matrix to protect his teammates, while J1N both dismantled the offense with Roadhog hooks and also pierced through BKs defense when it was AFBs turn to push the payload. One play in particular involved J1N jumping off from the high ground while landing a hook on one of BKs players, dragging him all the way from the top to the lowest elevation for an easy isolated kill. After that Jung Recry Taekhyun distracted all six members of BK with his Hanzo while ArHaN snuck the payload unopposed up the hill on the underpass of Gibraltar for a 3-1 victory, taking them to the Grand Finals of APEX. Cheap Nike Baseball Jerseys Free Shipping . -- Adam Snyder returned to the San Francisco 49ers this season because the offensive lineman thought it was his best opportunity to win a championship. Cheap Nike MLB Jerseys For Sale . 1 position. The Mustangs (6-0), who beat Queens 50-31 last weekend, earned 17 first-place votes and 287 points in voting by the Football Reporters of Canada. Western was last ranked first in the country in October 2011. . PETERSBURG, Fla. A look at whats happening all around the majors Tuesday:---ALL-STARSRosters for the July 12 All-Star Game in San Diego get announced at 7 p.m. EDT. Fan-elected starters, plus pitchers and reserves for the American League and National League teams will be revealed on ESPN. Based on vote totals from the final balloting update released last week, the Cubs and Red Sox figure to be well-represented. In fact, Chicago players could make up the entire starting infield for the NL.REYES RETURNSJose Reyes is set to rejoin the Mets for their game against Miami, his return to the majors following a domestic violence suspension. The 33-year-old infielder, a four-time All-Star shortstop who played for New York from 2003-11, re-signed with the team last month and hit .176 (6 for 34) during 11 games in the minors. Reyes has shifted to third base in the minors and is likely to play there with the Mets in place of injured captain David Wright. New York has won five straight.ALCS REMATCHAfter winning the series opener 6-2 Monday night, Toronto hosts Kansas City again in another rematch of last years AL Championship Series, won by the Royals in six games. Kansas City right-hander Chris Young (2-7, 6.24 ERA) is 0-5 with an 8.53 ERA in six road starts and winless away from home since a victory at Chicago on July 17, 2015. Blue Jays knuckleballer R.A. Dickey (5-9, 4.21) is 0-6 with a 5.14 ERA in eight home starts.POSTSEASON PREVIEW?The Rangers and Red Soox square off again at Fenway Park in a matchup of playoff contenders. Wholesale Nike MLB Jerseys China. A.J. Griffin (3-0, 2.93 ERA) makes his third start for Texas since returning from the DL after right shoulder stiffness. Boston lefty David Price (8-5, 4.74) will be looking for a better outing against the Rangers. On June 24, he was tagged for 12 hits and six runs in 2 1/3 innings.COMING AND GOINGLooking for their sixth consecutive victory, the Pirates plan to call up left-hander Steven Brault from Triple-A Indianapolis to start in St. Louis against Mike Leake (5-6, 4.13). Brault replaces touted rookie Jameson Taillon (2-1, 3.86), put on the 15-day disabled list Monday with right shoulder fatigue. In addition, Pittsburgh ace Gerrit Cole will make a rehab start for Indianapolis against Louisville. Cole went on the disabled list June 14 with a strained right triceps.TALL TASKColorado tries to stop a six-game skid when Tyler Chatwood (8-4, 3.15 ERA) returns from a strained middle back that landed him on the disabled list June 19. He faces Giants ace Madison Bumgarner (9-4, 2.20), a strong candidate to earn his fourth straight All-Star selection Tuesday. Bumgarner is 12-6 against the Rockies in 24 starts. He is batting .246 (14 for 57) with four of his 13 career home runs -- including a grand slam -- and 15 RBI vs. Colorado. 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YOKOHAMA, Japan -- Japanese champion Kashima Antlers beat Auckland City of New Zealand 2-1 in the opening game of the Club World Cup on Thursday. Matt Martin Jersey .Kim Dae-wook headed Auckland ahead five minutes after halftime, but substitute Shuhei Akasaki equalized for the J-League champions in the 67th minute.Fellow sub Mu Kanazaki then completed the comeback in the 88th, heading home from close range after Shoma Doi nodded a deep Shuto Yamamoto cross from the left back.We sent on the strikers as we needed to get goals, Kashima coach Masatada Ishii said. In the first half we hadnt really been able to take many shots at goal and both the players who came on have that ability and a strong focus on trying to score.In particular, Kanazaki has been in good form of late and had scored in the last few games, so thats why I decided to send him on, Ishii added.Kashima advanced to a quarterfinal against African champion Mamelodi Sundowns in Osaka on Sunday.The winner of that game will face Copa Libertadores winner Atletico Nacional in the semifinals Wednesday. European powerhouse Real Madrid also enters the tournament from the semifinal stage.The use of video replays was available during the match but there were no official reviews. The technology is there to be used only for correcting clear errors in game-changing decisions.The game was preceded by a moment of silence to mark the recent Chapecoense plane tragedy. Joffrey Lupul Jersey . With Parker having a quiet game for once, Nicolas Batum and Boris Diaw provided the scoring as France won its first major basketball title by beating Lithuania 80-66 on Sunday. It was a victory that ended a decade of frustration for Parker and a talented French generation, which lost the final against Spain two years ago and took bronze in 2005. Frederik Andersen Jersey . Fred Couples, captain of the U.S. side, put it all into perspective. "We know whos in charge," he said. . 1 position. The Mustangs (6-0), who beat Queens 50-31 last weekend, earned 17 first-place votes and 287 points in voting by the Football Reporters of Canada. Western was last ranked first in the country in October 2011. Josh Kellys dad played finals, but its his mum whose handing out the advice heading into the GWS Giants midfielders first AFL finals assignment.Kelly Jr has enjoyed a breakout year in his third season with GWS, playing every game and averaging a career-best 23 touches per match.He has benefited from adding weight and from sage advice from Giants coaches and former champions Luke Power and Lenny Hayes.Joshs father Phil was a wingman who played 61 games for North Melbourne between 1981 and 1985, after winning WAFL Sandover Medals in 1978 and 79 with East Perth.If the Giants lose their qualifying final, but go all the way to the Grand final and Josh plays all four games, he will take his career tally to 62, one more than Phil accumulated over five seasonsPhil played three VFL finals for the Kangaroos for a win and two losses.Josh gets his first crack at the finals next Saturday when the Giants play cross-town rivals Sydney in a qualifying final at ANZ Stadium.Asked if Phil had offered any aadvice Josh said not so far, hes just excited for me. Dominic Moore Jersey. peaking to mum she was telling me some people never get to play AFL finals so (to) really soak it up and I have and I will do so.Shes got a few wise words my mum, so I take it in.The Giants notched a club record 16 wins this season, just one behind minor premiers Sydney.The Harbour City clubs split their two games this year, each winning at home.Sydneys 42-point loss at Spotless Stadium was their biggest of the season.Nonetheless they will be regarded as favourites to win the first all-Sydney AFL finals derby.Being the outsider suits the Giants.We try and view ourselves as the underdog every game, we want to go hunting after teams, Kelly said.Obviously you dont finish minor premiers without being a great team, so well be having a red-hot crack at them and Im sure they will be preparing for that. Cheap Adidas Hockey Jerseys Wholesale College Jerseys Cheap Nike Basketball Jerseys Cheap Football Jerseys Free Shipping Cheap Baseball Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Free Shipping Cheap Jerseys From China Wholesale Nike NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Wholesale Nike NBA Jerseys Cheap NHL Jerseys Authentic Cheap MLB Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Soccer Jerseys China Cheap NCAA Jerseys China Stitched NFL Jerseys Cheap Custom Jerseys China Cheap Basketball Jerseys Authentic NFL Jerseys China Cheap College Jerseys Wholesale Football Jerseys ' ' '

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ALAMEDA, Calif. Lyle Alzado Jersey . -- The Oakland Raiders have placed defensive end Mario Edwards Jr. on the injured reserve list with a hip injury.The team also signed defensive end Jason Fanaika and linebacker Curtis Grant to the practice squad Monday.Edwards was hurt in the first preseason game at Arizona last month. The Raiders could bring Edwards back as the one player who can come off injured reserve if he gets healthy. He will be eligible to practice in six weeks and play in a game two weeks after that.Edwards made 10 starts as a rookie in 2015 and was emerging as a key player on Oaklands improving defense late last season before being shut down by a season-ending neck injury in December.---Online:AP NFL website: and Tim Brown Jersey . He just needed to be his best twisting, turning acrobatic self. "I didnt need to be anybody else, I just needed to be myself and be aggressive," said Burks, who scored a career-high 34 points to spark the Utah Jazz to a 118-103 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Monday night. Keith Smith Jersey . Colin Wilson had two goals and an assist, and Mike Fisher scored a goal and helped set up two others in the Predators 6-4 victory over the Red Wings on Monday night. .com) - Christian Ponder will get another chance to prove himself for the Minnesota Vikings, with head coach Leslie Frazier announcing Wednesday that the struggling quarterback will start this weekends game against the Green Bay Packers. NEW YORK -- Sidney Crosby got angry, and then the Pittsburgh Penguins got even in a big way against the division-leading New York Rangers.Following a first-period skirmish with Ryan McDonagh, Crosby had two goals and an assist during a five-goal second period and the Penguins shut down the Rangers in a 6-1 rout on Wednesday night.The Penguins held New York without a shot on goal over 23:59 spanning the second and third periods. Scott Wilson, Conor Sheary, Phil Kessel and Matt Cullen also scored for Pittsburgh, and Matt Murray had 16 saves.The Penguins moved two points behind New York for first place in the Metropolitan Division.This is as good of a game as weve played all year, Penguins coach Mike Sullivan said.The Rangers won at Pittsburgh 5-2 on Monday behind a breakout second period, and the Penguins exacted revenge Wednesday in nearly the exact same fashion.We learned from (the last) game, Crosby said.Pittsburgh trailed 1-0 after 20 minutes, but then the defending Stanley Cup champions took control, chasing Henrik Lundqvist after four goals on 17 shots.It starts with scoring, Sheary said. I think weve been having chances and were putting the puck in the net the last few games. I think tonight we got a little puck luck. I think we earned our chances and youre not going to lose much when you score six goals so that was good for us.Wilson got his third of the season 2:02 into the second to tie it. Stationed in front of Lundqvist, Wilson corralled a cross-ice pass from Kessel and fired a forehand shot.Crosby put the Penguins ahead 2:56 later by redirecting Ian Coles point shot. Cole had intercepted Mats Zuccarellos clearing attempt inside the blue line to start the counter attack.Kessel increased Pittsburghs lead to 3-1 with a wrist shot over Lundqvists left shoulder at 10:12, and Crosby pushed the advantage to 4-1 2:45 later with his second of the game and NHL-leading 14th of the season. Crosby and Sheary broke in on a 2-on-1 with McDonagh defending, and Crosbys attempted pass deflected off of McDonaghs stick and fluttered over Lundqvists paddle.We gave them some chances, Marc Staal said. Just an avalanche we couldnt stop.Following Crosbys second goal, New York coach Alain Vigneault replaced Lundqvist with Antti Raanta.The goaltending change didnt work, as Sheary wristed his fourth goal of the season with 3:18 left. Cullens fourth of the season with 6:55 left in the third ended the scoring.Raanta finished with 19 saves on 21 shots.Pittsburgh may have been sparked by a first-period incident involving McDonagh, Sheary and Crosby. Emmanuel Lamur Jersey. Crosby dropped his gloves and challenged McDonagh after New Yorks captain drove Sheary into the half wall. McDonagh had his jersey pulled over his head during the tussle, and officials assessed McDonagh a five-minute major for boarding and Crosby got a two-minute minor for roughing.I saw (Sheary) kind of get in the numbers, Crosby said. I just tried to stick up for him. Those are hits that sometimes happen fast and I dont think (McDonagh) was targeting (him) by any means.Were a team. We want to stick together, and I was just trying to stick up for him.The Penguins didnt score on the extended power play but did generate three shots and their pressure kept the Rangers from being able to implement and sustain their attacking style of play.New York led after Rick Nashs power-play goal 4:22 into the game. Nash poked a loose puck past a sprawled Murray for his ninth of the season, five seconds after Evgeni Malkin was assessed a two-minute minor for tripping J.T. Miller in the neutral zone.New York went 1 for 3 on the man advantage while killing all three Pittsburgh power plays.New Yorks 17 shots were a season-low. Zuccarello ended the nearly 24-minute shot drought with a backhander with 3:45 left in the game.I cant explain to you at this time exactly what happened, Vigneault said. Obviously Im disappointed. The players are disappointed in our game. I know our fans are disappointed.Game notes Newly acquired LW Matt Puempel participated in New Yorks morning skate. The Rangers claimed Puempel off waivers Monday from the Senators. He and D Adam Clendening were scratched. ... Pittsburgh scratched D Steve Oleksy and LW Tom Sestito. RW Patric Hornqvist did not make the trip as he is recuperating from concussion symptoms. ... Following the morning skate, Vigneault said the Rangers essentially modeled themselves after the Penguins during the offseason. Theres no doubt they found a way to play at a fast pace, with speed; the right way. They won. Theyre the champions, Vigneault said. ... The Metropolitan Division rivals will meet three more times in the regular season: Dec. 20 in Pittsburgh, March 31 in New York and April 9 in New York.UP NEXT:Penguins: Play at Minnesota on Friday night.Rangers: Play at Philadelphia on Friday night. 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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. Keith Yandle Jersey . -- Dabo Swinney ran toward the tunnel after Clemson took yet another game down to the heart-stopping last second -- this time against rival Florida State. His shirt was drenched in sweat, but his smile, well, his smile said everything. He beamed while he high-fived fans and screamed, How about that win!Swinney finally beat Florida State 37-34?in Doak Campbell Stadium, an accomplishment that had eluded the Clemson coach his entire career. But more than that, his undefeated team survived on the road Saturday night to stay right in the College Football Playoff hunt. Was it perfect? No. Did it have to be? No. For the fifth time this season, Clemson found a way to make one more play in another close game.Theres got to be something more to it than just: Well, they got lucky, Swinney said. Thats your heart. Thats your guts. Thats your toughness. Its your whole culture of your program. Thats what it takes to win those type of games. Its a belief. Its just an undeniable will to win, and its special to be a part of.Undoubtedly, Clemson went through its schedule a season ago without as many close calls. But these Tigers have embraced the close calls, thriving at a time when most others stopped believing. But the mind-set makes sense, considering how much Clemson has used being counted out as motivation.The mantra last season? Well, nobody believed in Clemson. Though the Tigers have been favored in every game but one this year, they are still trying to find ways to make everybody else believe in them. It sure would be easier to give themselves some breathing room. But in a way, maybe Clemson doesnt want to.Its a strange bit of reverse psychology, but Clemson clearly relishes the moments when it needs to make a play to win.I dont know what to say other than this group just believes theyre going to win, Swinney said. I never thought wed lose, but, boy, we make it hard sometimes. Theres just something to be said about it. They love each other, they care about each other. They just believe somebodys going to make a play.In a wild fourth quarter that featured three lead changes, Clemson got the ball with 3:23 left, trailing 34-29. Offensive players looked at each other in the huddle. Deshaun Watson took the lead, but they all told each other, Lets be special. Lets do this. This is us.Two years ago, Clemson lost a devastating overtime game in Tallahassee that it probably should have won. Running back Wayne Gallman remembered the scene in the locker room afterward: players crying, crushed at the loss.Watson refused to let that scene play out again. With steadiness and poise, he delivered a 25-yard pass to Jordan Leggett on first down. Four plays later, he found Leggett again for a 34-yard touchdown pass and the lead.Just a great play call. Weve seen it all game. We came back to it in one of our play calls and knew it was going to work against this defense. We called it at the right time. We executed it and hit it, and the players made big-time plays in big-time moments. Thats what were about. Everyone kept believing and having faith.But Watson was not done, delivering the crucial two-point conversion pass to Mike Williams to give the Tigers a three-point lead.The defense took over and put the pressure on Florida State QB Deondre Francois. The game ended with back-to-back sacks and too many hold-your-breath moments to count.But the outcome could have easily been different. Watson threw two interceptions that Florida State converted into 14 points, and the Tigers allowed too many big runs from Dalvin Cook.Watson called his interceptions bonehead decisions that I shouldnt have made.I tried to be greedy and tried to force throws, but its something else to learn from.Going back to the season opener against Auburn, Clemson has won five games by a touchdown or less. The Tigers have been taking heat all season for being in close games, because the natural expectation was for them to pick up where they left off last season and start rolling all over again.But this is a new team with new players and the ability to survive when it feels like they should not. Whether they can keep living on the edge and continue to win remains to be seen. But with only four undefeated Power 5 teams left, it might not matter how close Clemson plays its games.If it wins -- whether by 1 point or 30 points -- then it makes the College Football Playoff as an unbeaten Power 5 champion. Swinney and his players know it, too.At the end of the day its about getting the W no matter what the scoreboard says, Watson said. Owen Tippett Jersey . Brad Jacobs and his Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., team took control of the game early. Colton Sceviour Jersey . Deulofeu injured a muscle in his right leg in Evertons 4-1 win over Fulham in the English Premier League on Saturday. 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