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                                      The investigation into Greater Western Sydney star Lachie Whitfield is back in AFL hands after ASADA had been briefed earlier this week by the league. Nike Free Nz Sale .Whitfield is alleged to have spent a night last year at club welfare manager Craig Lamberts house for fear of being drug tested at his own home, with the knowledge of (then) football chief Graeme Allan.Both officials have since left the Giants, Lambert taking up a similar role at Brisbane and Allan being appointed general manager of football at Collingwood.Whitfield remains available for selection and will play in the Giants first final next weekend against Sydney.On 1 September, the AFLs Integrity Department briefed ASADA on their investigation into the conduct of a current listed player of the GWS Giants Football Club and two former members of staff of that club, an ASADA statement issued on Friday read.A copy of the investigators report was provided to ASADA at that meeting.The matter remains with the AFL for the next steps to be determined and the AFL will now seek legal opinion on this matter.ASADA will be consulted once this process is complete.With their lengthy investigation having been ticked off by ASADA, the AFL will look to bring a swift conclusion to the matter.ASADA is satisfied that the next steps remain with the AFL, a league statement read.The AFL will seek further legal opinion before consulting again with ASADA. Nike Free Shoes Nz . Now, correct me if Im wrong but I saw one official distinctly pointing at the net indicating a good goal but after an inconclusive review they overturned the goal. Shouldnt the ruling on the ice (good goal) stand after an inconclusive review? Why was this overturned? James Veaudry Pembroke, ON -- Hey Kerry, Youll get a lot of these, but why was the Montreal goal against Nashville Saturday night overturned? Eller puts the puck on net and the on ice ruling from the ref behind the net is a Montreal goal. Nike Free Cheap Shoes Nz . Robredo, ranked No. 16, bounced back from an upset loss to Leonardo Mayer in the second round of the Royal Guard Open in Chile last week to down Carreno Busta in 1 hour, 25 minutes. On a day filled mostly with qualifying matches, fifth-seeded Marcel Granollers of Spain also entered the second with a 7-5, 3-6, 6-2 win over Aljaz Bedene of Slovenia, while Guido Pella of Argentina defeated Guillermo Garcia-Lopez of Spain 7-6 (6), 6-4 to advance. http://www.wholesalenikefreenz.com/ . A statement from the worlds top-ranked player says all checks "were satisfactory and showed positive evolution" regarding the injury, which contributed to his loss to Stanislas Wawrinka in the final in Melbourne. Brilliant sunshine dapples the SCG on Wednesday morning as the Sydney Swans take the field for their main training session. This is the weather the harbour city is famed for, the kind that allows thoughts of the beach as late in the year as April and as early as September.It is also part of what defines Sydney as distinct from Melbourne, with its much derided fickle weather, weird terminology for beer glasses down the pub and embrace of that funny indigenous game where there is no advantage line: AFL.This year, though, a strange thing has happened. Sydney has somehow managed to achieve equal representation in the finals for the penultimate week of the AFL season. On Friday, the Swans will travel to the MCG to play Geelong. Then on Saturday, the leagues own venture capitalist project, Greater Western Sydney, will host the Western Bulldogs at Spotless Stadium.A further irony to this scenario is added by the fact that GWS progression to this week came at the expense of the Swans themselves, in a qualifying final at ANZ Stadium. That result arguably summed up the sense of quiet (though occasionally more vocal) resentment felt by the Swans towards their relatively new rivals, given all the outside assistance GWS have received in the AFLs pursuit of a more substantial market share north of the Murray River.But the fact of the matter is that the Swans were themselves once the beneficiaries of league assistance in dire times, and some would levy the accusation that they still are. The twin towers of Kurt Tippett and Lance Franklin both arrived through high-profile deals that had other clubs and supporters wondering at the mathematical improbability of it all.That assistance had begun as far back as 1993 and the appointment of Ron Barassi as coach. As recounted by Peter Lalor in his biography: What should have been the AFLs defining moment of expansion was a continual running sore, an ill-planned blight blight on its spreading empire. Too far away to deal with properly, too foreign to understand. The Victorians found an entrenched and hostile local opposition and were losing the battle.Year by year, piece by piece, the Swans were built up into the impressive unit they are in 2016. A grand final appearance arrived as soon as 1996, before premierships in 2005 and 2012. Through the work of Barassi, Rodney Eade, Paul Roos and now John Longmire, Sydney have put their stamp on the league in a way that now allows regeneration more or less seamlessly. The captain, Kieran Jack, is a local product, and he noted how the list has turned over since the 2012 finals.Weve probably spoken about it during the year a little bit, the development and how quickly its been able to regenerate itself, Jack said. We did a photo last week with the Adelaide game and I think there were only six players who played in that final over in Adelaide in 2012, so its happened really quickly, but its a credit to the club, the development staff, the coaches, the leaders that are around to be able to quickly bring them up to speed.Theyve probably seen it from afar the finals games with the Swans playing in it, it helps that theyve been involved, but probably the differences between the last two weeks have also helped them really simplify things, know what works, the level of play they need to play at, theyll take confidence going into Friday.The Swans possess two of the competitions most admired youngsters, the 2016 Rising Star Callum Mills and also the coaches choice as best young player, Isaac Heeney. It has been Jacks responsibility to imbue the young men with the values the club has espoused for some time, much as the likes of Brett Kirk and Jarrad McVeigh did for him. Focused on the spectre of the Cats, Jack kept it pretty simple, andd harked back to a win at Geelong earlier in the year. Nike Free Wholesale. I just think our attitude and desire to put pressure on the ball was top notch, some of the best weve done for the year, he said. so its pretty simple, thats what we need to bring.Youve got to realise these opportunities dont come around very often so thats the messaging were getting across to the young boys and youve just got to enjoy it and realise what youre playing for. We dont care what position were in medical side or form side or what the betting is saying, weve got a chance to play in a Grand Final and thats what youve got to look forward to.An hour or so after Jack speaks, Heath Shaw does the same for GWS. The Swans last premiership also happened to be the first season for the Giants, in which the fledgling club picked up two wins. Four years on and the ledger entering September 2016 was 16 wins and six losses, enough to squeeze into the top four on percentage. Their progress is in sharp contrast to the dead end seemingly reached by fellow expansion club Gold Coast.The result of generous trade and draft concessions by the AFL to its subsidiary, used with great effectiveness by a coaching group helmed by Leon Cameron, is a highly skilled and motivated group, now rested extensively ahead of battle with the Bulldogs. Shaw arrived three years ago, thinking he would help develop the team and AFL in the west of Sydney. He was happy to admit this years progress was unexpected.This quickly, nah, he said when asked if he had arrived in Sydney thinking GWS were on a rocket to the top. I knew there was the talent and the players there but they were 19-20 years old when I first got here, the previous year theyd won one game, my expectations were pretty low going into my first year but we won six games and that was a big tick for us.Next year we set the standard a little bit higher, we won 11 games, just missed finals and once again we gave that year a tick, this year we lifted again, but there was a quiet confidence about this group that wed done alright and we could do a lot better and it showed throughout this year the way we went about it.Weve had some lulls but we are confident we can beat anyone, this group has fast tracked in the last 12 months phenomenally and I am rapt to be part of this club, I am rapt I made the decision to come here and I am rapt to be playing in a prelim because a two year hiatus from finals isnt fun at all.One thing that has not developed at the same speed at the Giants is the level of support for the AFL in Sydney. While the Swans have built up a dedicated and strong supporter base, they are secondary figures to the NRL and Union culture of NSW. The Giants remain the subject of derision for the same reason, as Roy Masters thundered in the Sydney Morning Herald this week:The Giants dont belong to Sydney; they belong to the AFL who has subsidised them over $100m, gifted them No.1 draft choices, salary cap concessions and exclusive access to NSW regions to put them in a position where they can make the grand final after five years.Even Mills, on the occasion of winning the Rising Star award, remarked that the great thing about playing in Sydney is that no-one knows who he is. That may well change should both Sydney teams find a way to elbow past their Victorian opponents at the weekend.There was even an omen of sorts in the hours after Swans training wrapped up at the SCG. Where earlier the skies had been the purest blue and the sun offering plenty of sting, by afternoon the clouds had arrived and rude rain forced the deployment of umbrellas and jackets. How very Melbourne. ' ' '
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                                      The investigation into Greater Western Sydney star Lachie Whitfield is back in AFL hands after ASADA had been briefed earlier this week by the league. Nike Free Nz Sale .Whitfield is alleged to have spent a night last year at club welfare manager Craig Lamberts house for fear of being drug tested at his own home, with the knowledge of (then) football chief Graeme Allan.Both officials have since left the Giants, Lambert taking up a similar role at Brisbane and Allan being appointed general manager of football at Collingwood.Whitfield remains available for selection and will play in the Giants first final next weekend against Sydney.On 1 September, the AFLs Integrity Department briefed ASADA on their investigation into the conduct of a current listed player of the GWS Giants Football Club and two former members of staff of that club, an ASADA statement issued on Friday read.A copy of the investigators report was provided to ASADA at that meeting.The matter remains with the AFL for the next steps to be determined and the AFL will now seek legal opinion on this matter.ASADA will be consulted once this process is complete.With their lengthy investigation having been ticked off by ASADA, the AFL will look to bring a swift conclusion to the matter.ASADA is satisfied that the next steps remain with the AFL, a league statement read.The AFL will seek further legal opinion before consulting again with ASADA. Nike Free Shoes Nz . Now, correct me if Im wrong but I saw one official distinctly pointing at the net indicating a good goal but after an inconclusive review they overturned the goal. Shouldnt the ruling on the ice (good goal) stand after an inconclusive review? Why was this overturned? James Veaudry Pembroke, ON -- Hey Kerry, Youll get a lot of these, but why was the Montreal goal against Nashville Saturday night overturned? Eller puts the puck on net and the on ice ruling from the ref behind the net is a Montreal goal. Nike Free Cheap Shoes Nz . Robredo, ranked No. 16, bounced back from an upset loss to Leonardo Mayer in the second round of the Royal Guard Open in Chile last week to down Carreno Busta in 1 hour, 25 minutes. On a day filled mostly with qualifying matches, fifth-seeded Marcel Granollers of Spain also entered the second with a 7-5, 3-6, 6-2 win over Aljaz Bedene of Slovenia, while Guido Pella of Argentina defeated Guillermo Garcia-Lopez of Spain 7-6 (6), 6-4 to advance. http://www.wholesalenikefreenz.com/ . A statement from the worlds top-ranked player says all checks "were satisfactory and showed positive evolution" regarding the injury, which contributed to his loss to Stanislas Wawrinka in the final in Melbourne. Brilliant sunshine dapples the SCG on Wednesday morning as the Sydney Swans take the field for their main training session. This is the weather the harbour city is famed for, the kind that allows thoughts of the beach as late in the year as April and as early as September.It is also part of what defines Sydney as distinct from Melbourne, with its much derided fickle weather, weird terminology for beer glasses down the pub and embrace of that funny indigenous game where there is no advantage line: AFL.This year, though, a strange thing has happened. Sydney has somehow managed to achieve equal representation in the finals for the penultimate week of the AFL season. On Friday, the Swans will travel to the MCG to play Geelong. Then on Saturday, the leagues own venture capitalist project, Greater Western Sydney, will host the Western Bulldogs at Spotless Stadium.A further irony to this scenario is added by the fact that GWS progression to this week came at the expense of the Swans themselves, in a qualifying final at ANZ Stadium. That result arguably summed up the sense of quiet (though occasionally more vocal) resentment felt by the Swans towards their relatively new rivals, given all the outside assistance GWS have received in the AFLs pursuit of a more substantial market share north of the Murray River.But the fact of the matter is that the Swans were themselves once the beneficiaries of league assistance in dire times, and some would levy the accusation that they still are. The twin towers of Kurt Tippett and Lance Franklin both arrived through high-profile deals that had other clubs and supporters wondering at the mathematical improbability of it all.That assistance had begun as far back as 1993 and the appointment of Ron Barassi as coach. As recounted by Peter Lalor in his biography: What should have been the AFLs defining moment of expansion was a continual running sore, an ill-planned blight blight on its spreading empire. Too far away to deal with properly, too foreign to understand. The Victorians found an entrenched and hostile local opposition and were losing the battle.Year by year, piece by piece, the Swans were built up into the impressive unit they are in 2016. A grand final appearance arrived as soon as 1996, before premierships in 2005 and 2012. Through the work of Barassi, Rodney Eade, Paul Roos and now John Longmire, Sydney have put their stamp on the league in a way that now allows regeneration more or less seamlessly. The captain, Kieran Jack, is a local product, and he noted how the list has turned over since the 2012 finals.Weve probably spoken about it during the year a little bit, the development and how quickly its been able to regenerate itself, Jack said. We did a photo last week with the Adelaide game and I think there were only six players who played in that final over in Adelaide in 2012, so its happened really quickly, but its a credit to the club, the development staff, the coaches, the leaders that are around to be able to quickly bring them up to speed.Theyve probably seen it from afar the finals games with the Swans playing in it, it helps that theyve been involved, but probably the differences between the last two weeks have also helped them really simplify things, know what works, the level of play they need to play at, theyll take confidence going into Friday.The Swans possess two of the competitions most admired youngsters, the 2016 Rising Star Callum Mills and also the coaches choice as best young player, Isaac Heeney. It has been Jacks responsibility to imbue the young men with the values the club has espoused for some time, much as the likes of Brett Kirk and Jarrad McVeigh did for him. Focused on the spectre of the Cats, Jack kept it pretty simple, andd harked back to a win at Geelong earlier in the year. Nike Free Wholesale. I just think our attitude and desire to put pressure on the ball was top notch, some of the best weve done for the year, he said. so its pretty simple, thats what we need to bring.Youve got to realise these opportunities dont come around very often so thats the messaging were getting across to the young boys and youve just got to enjoy it and realise what youre playing for. We dont care what position were in medical side or form side or what the betting is saying, weve got a chance to play in a Grand Final and thats what youve got to look forward to.An hour or so after Jack speaks, Heath Shaw does the same for GWS. The Swans last premiership also happened to be the first season for the Giants, in which the fledgling club picked up two wins. Four years on and the ledger entering September 2016 was 16 wins and six losses, enough to squeeze into the top four on percentage. Their progress is in sharp contrast to the dead end seemingly reached by fellow expansion club Gold Coast.The result of generous trade and draft concessions by the AFL to its subsidiary, used with great effectiveness by a coaching group helmed by Leon Cameron, is a highly skilled and motivated group, now rested extensively ahead of battle with the Bulldogs. Shaw arrived three years ago, thinking he would help develop the team and AFL in the west of Sydney. He was happy to admit this years progress was unexpected.This quickly, nah, he said when asked if he had arrived in Sydney thinking GWS were on a rocket to the top. I knew there was the talent and the players there but they were 19-20 years old when I first got here, the previous year theyd won one game, my expectations were pretty low going into my first year but we won six games and that was a big tick for us.Next year we set the standard a little bit higher, we won 11 games, just missed finals and once again we gave that year a tick, this year we lifted again, but there was a quiet confidence about this group that wed done alright and we could do a lot better and it showed throughout this year the way we went about it.Weve had some lulls but we are confident we can beat anyone, this group has fast tracked in the last 12 months phenomenally and I am rapt to be part of this club, I am rapt I made the decision to come here and I am rapt to be playing in a prelim because a two year hiatus from finals isnt fun at all.One thing that has not developed at the same speed at the Giants is the level of support for the AFL in Sydney. While the Swans have built up a dedicated and strong supporter base, they are secondary figures to the NRL and Union culture of NSW. The Giants remain the subject of derision for the same reason, as Roy Masters thundered in the Sydney Morning Herald this week:The Giants dont belong to Sydney; they belong to the AFL who has subsidised them over $100m, gifted them No.1 draft choices, salary cap concessions and exclusive access to NSW regions to put them in a position where they can make the grand final after five years.Even Mills, on the occasion of winning the Rising Star award, remarked that the great thing about playing in Sydney is that no-one knows who he is. That may well change should both Sydney teams find a way to elbow past their Victorian opponents at the weekend.There was even an omen of sorts in the hours after Swans training wrapped up at the SCG. Where earlier the skies had been the purest blue and the sun offering plenty of sting, by afternoon the clouds had arrived and rude rain forced the deployment of umbrellas and jackets. How very Melbourne. ' ' '
CW Yesterday, 06:28
                                      The closing fortnight of this years Rugby Championship kicks off in Pretoria on Saturday night when a desperate Springboks face the Wallabies at Loftus Versfeld -- a venue where the Australians have never tasted victory. Sneakers Nz Online . That is some record to overcome and surely a massive confidence boost for the Springboks, yet it is the hosts who find themselves under the pump.Without a win in three Tests and having dropped four of his seven games since taking over, Springboks coach Allister Coetzee has already come in for plenty of criticism -- so much so that there have been calls for Jake White to return in a mentoring role.Coetzees selections in the back-row, halves and back three have all been questioned and the former Stormers boss has responded with recalls in the latter two of those areas in Rudy Paige, Morne Steyn and Patrick Lambie.?Coetzees Wallabies counterpart, Michael Cheika, is no stranger to criticism himself. But the Australian has managed to quiet some of his detractors with back-to-back, if patchy, wins in Brisbane and Perth. Still, the Wallabies will need to improve significantly on their last outing if theyre to trouble the South Africans on their home deck. The 15 minutes of quality, and individual brilliance of Will Genia, from Perth wont be anywhere near enough to get them within striking distance of the Springboks at home -- even with all of the South Africans issues.Team newsRudy Paige is handed his first Test start at scrum-half and he partners the recalled Morne Steyn in the half-backs. Johan Goosen is dropped from the matchday squad with Pat Lambie named at fullback while Willie le Roux is named on the bench.There is no place in the 23 for Elton Jantjies or Faf de Klerk who both started in the Boks defeat against the All Blacks in their last run out.South Africa: Patrick Lambie, Bryan Habana, Jessie Kriel, Juan de Jongh, Francois Hougaard, Morne Steyn,Rudy Paige; Tendai Mtawarira, Adriaan Strauss, Vincent Koch, Eben Etzebeth, Pieter-Steph du Toit, Francois Louw, Teboho Mohoje, Warren WhiteleyReplacements: Bongi Mbonambi, Stephen Kitshoff, Julian Redelinghuys, Lood de Jager, Willem Alberts, Jaco Kriel, Lionel Mapoe, Willie le RouxThe Wallabies will be without David Pocock for the second time this season, and its a situation they must adjust to with the openside set for a one-year sabbatical in 2017. Pococks hand injury has opened the door for Melbourne Rebels back-rower Sean McMahon, the bullocking back-rower rewarded for an impressive showing off the bench a fortnight ago. McMahons promotion is the only change to the Wallabies starting side, with Cheika to confirm his bench on Friday.Australia: Israel Folau, Dane Haylett-Petty, Samu Kerevi, Bernard Foley, Reece Hodge, Quade Cooper, Will Genia, Sean McMahon, Michael Hooper, Dean Mumm, Adam Coleman, Rob Simmons, Sekope Kepu, Stephen Moore (capt), Scott Sio.Replacements:?James Hanson, James Slipper, Tom Robertson, Kane Douglas, Scott Fardy, Nick Phipps, Tevita Kuridrani, Sefanaia Naivalu.Key matchup: Patrick Lambie vs. Israel FolauThe choice of Lambie over Le Roux suggests the Boks will be favouring a kicking game against the Wallabies. Lambie was an option to start at fly-half but he shifts to the 15 shirt to provide a steady hand at the back of the field and a second playmaker option if required.Wallabies fullback Israel Folau, by his own admission, has been underperforming. Up to date its probably been the hardest [period] for me personally, Folau said recently. Having played outside centre for the Waratahs this season, Folau has struggled for impact at No.15 for the Wallabies and even hinted hed prefer to be playing in the front line. Playing at home, and given the pressure theyre under, there is every chance the Springboks will revert to their traditional bash-and-barge game, and will look to pepper the Wallabies back three with high balls. That means Folau could be in for a long night at the back, and will need to be at his best to defuse a Springboks aerial assault.Key stats- The Springboks have hosted Australia at Loftus Versfeld on six previous occasions, winning each of those games, and they havent tasted defeat at the venue against any team since New Zealand visited in 2006 (W7 since).- The Wallabies have the worst discipline in the 2016 Rugby Championship, conceding a tournament-high 53 penalties and three yellow cards.- Michael Hooper has made 10 more tackles (53) than any other player in this years Rugby Championship; he has also won the joint-second most turnovers (6).WeatherPretoria is expecting a warm day with extended sunny periods throughout. There is just a 10 percent chance of rain, giving the players the perfect conditions for rugby.UBET verdict: South Africa $1.65, Australia $2.25 Rugby punters appear to have regained confidence in the Wallabies, who, after two diabolical defeats to the All Blacks, have posted back-to-back Rugby Championship wins. A bruising battle awaits the $2.25 underdogs in Pretoria, but the initial investment suggests Stephen Moore and his men will weather the storm and pile even more pressure on the bumbling Boks.VerdictThe last time the Wallabies were in Pretoria they suffered a comprehensive 31-8 defeat and while the South Africans are enduring one of their toughest periods in recent memory, its hard to see them losing here. Australia have improved over the past few weeks but they are yet to put together a complete half of rugby, let alone 80 minutes, and that will likely bring about their downfall at Loftus. If the Wallabies can however stay with the Boks through to the final quarter, then the pressure of the last few weeks may see the hosts panic - gifting the Wallabies a perfect opportunity to break their Pretoria duck. Still, history tells us its Coetzees men who get the chocolates here.Springboks by five. Cheap Sneakers Online . - Goaltender Philippe Desrosiers of the Rimouski Oceanic has broken a shutout record that was only three months old in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. Wholesale Sneakers For Sale .com) - The game was all punts and field goals before Kodi Whitfields catch. http://www.wholesalesneakersnz.com/ . On Mar. 16, coming off a "fight of the year" performance at UFC 154 the previous November, St-Pierre faced Nick Diaz at UFC 158 in what would be his eighth defence of the welterweight title. Using his superior athleticism, St-Pierre cruised to a five round, unanimous decision victory setting up a much-anticipated title defence against number one contender Johny Hendricks. RIO DE JANEIRO -- Even Germany and Sweden seem to be surprised they are in the womens Olympic soccer final.Most figured the World Cup champion U.S. national team would be cruising to its fourth straight gold medal. But the Americans were ousted by Sweden in the quarterfinals.With the United States out, many figured at host Brazil and national star Marta would be playing for gold. But Sweden knocked off the Brazilians, too, this time in the semifinals.Germany, meanwhile, avenged a loss to Canada earlier in the games, sending the Canadians to the bronze medal match for the second straight Olympics.So here they are: an all-European Olympic final for the first time. Germany faces Sweden on Friday at the iconic Maracana Stadium, with both making their debuts in the title match.This was our dream, Germany defender Annike Krahn said. It is so difficult to put in words what I am feeling, maybe when we get to Rio and Olympic Village for the first time in the Olympic Games we can celebrate a little bit. But, of course, always focused on the final match.Germany and host Brazil play in the mens Olympic final on Saturday at the Maracana, marking the first time that a nation has had both its mens and womens teams in the gold-medal match at the same games.Germany had yet to play in Rio after traveling throughout the country for earlier matches. The Olympic tournament was held in many of the same stadiums in the Brazil that were used in the 2014 mens World Cup, including the Amazonia Arena in Manaus.Germany has won the bronze medal three times, in Sydney, Athens and Beijing.This is amazing. Sneakers Nz Cheap. It is the first time for Germany to reach the final and I am very proud about our performance, Germany coach Silvia Neid said. We improved match by match.With a win in the final, Neid could cap her career with a championship. The respected coach is stepping down after the Olympics and taking on a scouting role with the German team.Shes facing old friend Pia Sundhage, who has opted for a defensive stance in each of the last two matches -- and it has worked. The Swedes advanced on penalties after a 1-1 draw with the United States before a second penalty shootout following a scoreless draw against Brazil.Sundhage, who coached the Americans to gold medals at both the Beijing and London Games before returning to her native Sweden, seemed nonchalant following the match that relegated host Brazil to the bronze match.Yes, we are excited. There is crazy stuff going on in the dressing room, Sundhage said. The fact that we have done something the Swedish national team has never done before, playing for a medal. Its a big smile.Germany and Sweden have met three times at the Olympics, and the Germans have won all three -- the most recent was a 2-0 victory in extra time in the quarterfinals at the 2008 Beijing Games.Neither team made the medal round in London.The Germans defeated Sweden 2-1 on a golden goal in the 98th minute to win the 2003 Womens World Cup, which was held in the United States because of the SARS outbreak in China. ' ' '
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                                      The closing fortnight of this years Rugby Championship kicks off in Pretoria on Saturday night when a desperate Springboks face the Wallabies at Loftus Versfeld -- a venue where the Australians have never tasted victory. Sneakers Nz Online . That is some record to overcome and surely a massive confidence boost for the Springboks, yet it is the hosts who find themselves under the pump.Without a win in three Tests and having dropped four of his seven games since taking over, Springboks coach Allister Coetzee has already come in for plenty of criticism -- so much so that there have been calls for Jake White to return in a mentoring role.Coetzees selections in the back-row, halves and back three have all been questioned and the former Stormers boss has responded with recalls in the latter two of those areas in Rudy Paige, Morne Steyn and Patrick Lambie.?Coetzees Wallabies counterpart, Michael Cheika, is no stranger to criticism himself. But the Australian has managed to quiet some of his detractors with back-to-back, if patchy, wins in Brisbane and Perth. Still, the Wallabies will need to improve significantly on their last outing if theyre to trouble the South Africans on their home deck. The 15 minutes of quality, and individual brilliance of Will Genia, from Perth wont be anywhere near enough to get them within striking distance of the Springboks at home -- even with all of the South Africans issues.Team newsRudy Paige is handed his first Test start at scrum-half and he partners the recalled Morne Steyn in the half-backs. Johan Goosen is dropped from the matchday squad with Pat Lambie named at fullback while Willie le Roux is named on the bench.There is no place in the 23 for Elton Jantjies or Faf de Klerk who both started in the Boks defeat against the All Blacks in their last run out.South Africa: Patrick Lambie, Bryan Habana, Jessie Kriel, Juan de Jongh, Francois Hougaard, Morne Steyn,Rudy Paige; Tendai Mtawarira, Adriaan Strauss, Vincent Koch, Eben Etzebeth, Pieter-Steph du Toit, Francois Louw, Teboho Mohoje, Warren WhiteleyReplacements: Bongi Mbonambi, Stephen Kitshoff, Julian Redelinghuys, Lood de Jager, Willem Alberts, Jaco Kriel, Lionel Mapoe, Willie le RouxThe Wallabies will be without David Pocock for the second time this season, and its a situation they must adjust to with the openside set for a one-year sabbatical in 2017. Pococks hand injury has opened the door for Melbourne Rebels back-rower Sean McMahon, the bullocking back-rower rewarded for an impressive showing off the bench a fortnight ago. McMahons promotion is the only change to the Wallabies starting side, with Cheika to confirm his bench on Friday.Australia: Israel Folau, Dane Haylett-Petty, Samu Kerevi, Bernard Foley, Reece Hodge, Quade Cooper, Will Genia, Sean McMahon, Michael Hooper, Dean Mumm, Adam Coleman, Rob Simmons, Sekope Kepu, Stephen Moore (capt), Scott Sio.Replacements:?James Hanson, James Slipper, Tom Robertson, Kane Douglas, Scott Fardy, Nick Phipps, Tevita Kuridrani, Sefanaia Naivalu.Key matchup: Patrick Lambie vs. Israel FolauThe choice of Lambie over Le Roux suggests the Boks will be favouring a kicking game against the Wallabies. Lambie was an option to start at fly-half but he shifts to the 15 shirt to provide a steady hand at the back of the field and a second playmaker option if required.Wallabies fullback Israel Folau, by his own admission, has been underperforming. Up to date its probably been the hardest [period] for me personally, Folau said recently. Having played outside centre for the Waratahs this season, Folau has struggled for impact at No.15 for the Wallabies and even hinted hed prefer to be playing in the front line. Playing at home, and given the pressure theyre under, there is every chance the Springboks will revert to their traditional bash-and-barge game, and will look to pepper the Wallabies back three with high balls. That means Folau could be in for a long night at the back, and will need to be at his best to defuse a Springboks aerial assault.Key stats- The Springboks have hosted Australia at Loftus Versfeld on six previous occasions, winning each of those games, and they havent tasted defeat at the venue against any team since New Zealand visited in 2006 (W7 since).- The Wallabies have the worst discipline in the 2016 Rugby Championship, conceding a tournament-high 53 penalties and three yellow cards.- Michael Hooper has made 10 more tackles (53) than any other player in this years Rugby Championship; he has also won the joint-second most turnovers (6).WeatherPretoria is expecting a warm day with extended sunny periods throughout. There is just a 10 percent chance of rain, giving the players the perfect conditions for rugby.UBET verdict: South Africa $1.65, Australia $2.25 Rugby punters appear to have regained confidence in the Wallabies, who, after two diabolical defeats to the All Blacks, have posted back-to-back Rugby Championship wins. A bruising battle awaits the $2.25 underdogs in Pretoria, but the initial investment suggests Stephen Moore and his men will weather the storm and pile even more pressure on the bumbling Boks.VerdictThe last time the Wallabies were in Pretoria they suffered a comprehensive 31-8 defeat and while the South Africans are enduring one of their toughest periods in recent memory, its hard to see them losing here. Australia have improved over the past few weeks but they are yet to put together a complete half of rugby, let alone 80 minutes, and that will likely bring about their downfall at Loftus. If the Wallabies can however stay with the Boks through to the final quarter, then the pressure of the last few weeks may see the hosts panic - gifting the Wallabies a perfect opportunity to break their Pretoria duck. Still, history tells us its Coetzees men who get the chocolates here.Springboks by five. Cheap Sneakers Online . - Goaltender Philippe Desrosiers of the Rimouski Oceanic has broken a shutout record that was only three months old in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. Wholesale Sneakers For Sale .com) - The game was all punts and field goals before Kodi Whitfields catch. http://www.wholesalesneakersnz.com/ . On Mar. 16, coming off a "fight of the year" performance at UFC 154 the previous November, St-Pierre faced Nick Diaz at UFC 158 in what would be his eighth defence of the welterweight title. Using his superior athleticism, St-Pierre cruised to a five round, unanimous decision victory setting up a much-anticipated title defence against number one contender Johny Hendricks. RIO DE JANEIRO -- Even Germany and Sweden seem to be surprised they are in the womens Olympic soccer final.Most figured the World Cup champion U.S. national team would be cruising to its fourth straight gold medal. But the Americans were ousted by Sweden in the quarterfinals.With the United States out, many figured at host Brazil and national star Marta would be playing for gold. But Sweden knocked off the Brazilians, too, this time in the semifinals.Germany, meanwhile, avenged a loss to Canada earlier in the games, sending the Canadians to the bronze medal match for the second straight Olympics.So here they are: an all-European Olympic final for the first time. Germany faces Sweden on Friday at the iconic Maracana Stadium, with both making their debuts in the title match.This was our dream, Germany defender Annike Krahn said. It is so difficult to put in words what I am feeling, maybe when we get to Rio and Olympic Village for the first time in the Olympic Games we can celebrate a little bit. But, of course, always focused on the final match.Germany and host Brazil play in the mens Olympic final on Saturday at the Maracana, marking the first time that a nation has had both its mens and womens teams in the gold-medal match at the same games.Germany had yet to play in Rio after traveling throughout the country for earlier matches. The Olympic tournament was held in many of the same stadiums in the Brazil that were used in the 2014 mens World Cup, including the Amazonia Arena in Manaus.Germany has won the bronze medal three times, in Sydney, Athens and Beijing.This is amazing. Sneakers Nz Cheap. It is the first time for Germany to reach the final and I am very proud about our performance, Germany coach Silvia Neid said. We improved match by match.With a win in the final, Neid could cap her career with a championship. The respected coach is stepping down after the Olympics and taking on a scouting role with the German team.Shes facing old friend Pia Sundhage, who has opted for a defensive stance in each of the last two matches -- and it has worked. The Swedes advanced on penalties after a 1-1 draw with the United States before a second penalty shootout following a scoreless draw against Brazil.Sundhage, who coached the Americans to gold medals at both the Beijing and London Games before returning to her native Sweden, seemed nonchalant following the match that relegated host Brazil to the bronze match.Yes, we are excited. There is crazy stuff going on in the dressing room, Sundhage said. The fact that we have done something the Swedish national team has never done before, playing for a medal. Its a big smile.Germany and Sweden have met three times at the Olympics, and the Germans have won all three -- the most recent was a 2-0 victory in extra time in the quarterfinals at the 2008 Beijing Games.Neither team made the medal round in London.The Germans defeated Sweden 2-1 on a golden goal in the 98th minute to win the 2003 Womens World Cup, which was held in the United States because of the SARS outbreak in China. ' ' '
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                                      ATLANTA -- Interim Braves manager Brian Snitker had to sweat out the ninth inning more than he wanted to. Shoes Clearance Sale Canada .Even so, he was pleased to see Mauricio Cabrera, the seventh Atlanta pitcher, earn his first career save.It was too eventful for me there at the end, Snitker said, but we won the game.Pinch-hitter Brandon Snyder had two RBI in a four-run sixth inning and the Braves rallied for an 8-5 victory over the Miami Marlins on Thursday night.Miami, which began the day a half-game ahead of two teams in the NL wild-card race, has allowed 25 runs and scored just 13 runs off 37 hits in losing its last three games. The Marlins dropped to 2-7 against Atlanta this year.The Braves improved to just 12-32 at Turner Field. They have the NLs worst overall record, the majors worst home record and the least productive offense in the big leagues, but they took a 6-3 lead in the sixth.Jeff Francoeurs double chased Marlins starter Wei-Yin Chen, and Mike Dunn gave up Erick Aybars RBI infield single, Snyders two-run go-ahead triple and Chase dArnauds RBI single.Chen (4-3) allowed eight hits, four runs, two walks and struck out two in 5 1/3 innings. The left-hander has a 7.27 ERA over his last five starts.Tyler Flowers RBI double in the seventh pushed the lead to 7-3. Ichiro Suzukis pinch-hit sacrifice fly in the eighth made it 7-4, and dArnauds RBI double in the eighth put Atlanta up 8-4.After Arodys Vizcaino issued a pair of two-out walks in the ninth, Flowers was ejected by home plate umpire Larry Vanover for arguing balls and strikes and was replaced by A.J. Pierzynski.Adeiny Hechavarrias RBI single chased Vizcaino -- the Atlanta closer pitching in a non-save situation -- and Cabrera retired pinch-hitter Cole Gillespie on a flyout for his first career save.What I saw it wasnt a very good zone all night, Flowers said. Finally the situation gets tight there at the end and I thought it was a blatant strike. So it comes a point where you have to do something. Its better me than a pitcher getting ejected.Dario Alvarez (2-1) earned the win after walking one, striking out one and throwing a wild pitch in two-thirds of the sixth.The Marlins went ahead 3-0 in the second on Justin Bours 15th homer, a three-run shot off Braves starter Mike Foltynewicz.Hes been swinging the bat good, Marlins manager Don Mattingly said. Thats the issue for us. Weve been able to put up a lot of hits. We just havent been able to put up a lot of runs. Hes a guy that can do that.Following a 1-hour, 8-minute rain delay in the third, the Braves cut the lead to 3-2 on Freddie Freemans RBI triple and Nick Markakis RBI single.Tyrell Jenkins, the second Atlanta pitcher, walked the bases loaded but struck out J.T. Realmuto to keep the Marlins scoreless in the fifth.Foltynewicz, in his first start since May 30 after going on the disabled list with right elbow soreness, gave up two hits, two walks, three runs -- two earned -- and struck out two in three innings.RODNEY ON THE WAYMattingly will wait until Friday to announce how he will use newly acquired closer Fernando Rodney.Making a push to stay near the top of the NL wild-card race, the Marlins traded a minor league pitcher to get Rodney from San Diego.Current Marlins closer A.J. Ramos has converted straight 33 saves opportunities since last season, but Mattingly wouldnt say for sure who will have the role.Rodney, whose 253 career saves are fifth-most among active pitchers, is expected to join the team Friday.PAIRING TOP PROSPECTSBraves 2B Ozzie Albies has been demoted to Double-A Mississippi from Triple-A Gwinnett, where he will play alongside SS Dansby Swanson.General manager John Coppolella gave no timetable for their arrival in Atlanta, but this year hasnt been ruled out. The team also might wait until it moves into a new suburban ballpark next year.Swanson is Atlantas top prospect and was baseballs No. 1 overall draft pick last year. Albies ranks among the 25 top overall prospects. Both began their professional career as shortstops. Albies made the switch to second base this year at Gwinnett.Albies batted .248 in 56 games at Triple-A after hitting .369 in 22 games at Double-A to open the season.TRADE AND SIGNAtlanta dealt RHP Bud Norris, its No. 2 starter, to the Los Angeles Dodgers for two prospects. The Braves also signed veteran utility man Omar Infante to a minor league contract. Infante, 34, will be assigned to Class A Danville next week.UP NEXTMarlins: LHP Justin Nicolino (2-4, 5.17) will be called up from Triple-A New Orleans to start Friday night. He was demoted after allowing five runs over 4 2/3 innings June 15 against San Diego.Braves: RHP Julio Teheran (3-7) has a 2.46 ERA, seventh-best in the NL. He is 5-3 with a 2.87 ERA in 13 career starts against the Marlins. Clearance Shoes Canada Online . -- The proud fathers huddled near the Dallas Stars dressing room, smiling, laughing and telling stories while wearing replica green sweaters of their sons team. Shoes Online Canada Free Shipping . -- Charline Labonte couldnt have asked for a better homecoming. http://www.wholesaleshoescanada.com/ . Each of Houstons starters scored in double figures as the Rockets improved to 2-0 against the Spurs this season, with both victories coming on the road. They also moved within 3 1/2 games of San Antonio (22-7) for the lead the Southwest Division. AUSTIN, Texas -- Texas offensive lineman Kent Perkins has been arrested in Austin on a driving while intoxicated charge.Austin police say Perkins was pulled over shortly before 3 a.m. Friday while driving near the UT campus. Perkins was taken into custody without incident.The 21-year-old senior from Dallas was freed late Friday morning on $4,000 bond. Online jail records didnt list an attorney for Perkins.Coach Charlie Strong, in a statement, says hes aware of the situation involving Perkins and was gathering the facts. Cheap Shoes Online Canada. Strong says hes disappointed with Perkins and takes a strong stance against drinking and driving.Strong says any punishment for Perkins will decided once UT officials have more information.The Longhorns are idle this weekend. ' ' '
CW Yesterday, 06:16
                                      ATLANTA -- Interim Braves manager Brian Snitker had to sweat out the ninth inning more than he wanted to. Shoes Clearance Sale Canada .Even so, he was pleased to see Mauricio Cabrera, the seventh Atlanta pitcher, earn his first career save.It was too eventful for me there at the end, Snitker said, but we won the game.Pinch-hitter Brandon Snyder had two RBI in a four-run sixth inning and the Braves rallied for an 8-5 victory over the Miami Marlins on Thursday night.Miami, which began the day a half-game ahead of two teams in the NL wild-card race, has allowed 25 runs and scored just 13 runs off 37 hits in losing its last three games. The Marlins dropped to 2-7 against Atlanta this year.The Braves improved to just 12-32 at Turner Field. They have the NLs worst overall record, the majors worst home record and the least productive offense in the big leagues, but they took a 6-3 lead in the sixth.Jeff Francoeurs double chased Marlins starter Wei-Yin Chen, and Mike Dunn gave up Erick Aybars RBI infield single, Snyders two-run go-ahead triple and Chase dArnauds RBI single.Chen (4-3) allowed eight hits, four runs, two walks and struck out two in 5 1/3 innings. The left-hander has a 7.27 ERA over his last five starts.Tyler Flowers RBI double in the seventh pushed the lead to 7-3. Ichiro Suzukis pinch-hit sacrifice fly in the eighth made it 7-4, and dArnauds RBI double in the eighth put Atlanta up 8-4.After Arodys Vizcaino issued a pair of two-out walks in the ninth, Flowers was ejected by home plate umpire Larry Vanover for arguing balls and strikes and was replaced by A.J. Pierzynski.Adeiny Hechavarrias RBI single chased Vizcaino -- the Atlanta closer pitching in a non-save situation -- and Cabrera retired pinch-hitter Cole Gillespie on a flyout for his first career save.What I saw it wasnt a very good zone all night, Flowers said. Finally the situation gets tight there at the end and I thought it was a blatant strike. So it comes a point where you have to do something. Its better me than a pitcher getting ejected.Dario Alvarez (2-1) earned the win after walking one, striking out one and throwing a wild pitch in two-thirds of the sixth.The Marlins went ahead 3-0 in the second on Justin Bours 15th homer, a three-run shot off Braves starter Mike Foltynewicz.Hes been swinging the bat good, Marlins manager Don Mattingly said. Thats the issue for us. Weve been able to put up a lot of hits. We just havent been able to put up a lot of runs. Hes a guy that can do that.Following a 1-hour, 8-minute rain delay in the third, the Braves cut the lead to 3-2 on Freddie Freemans RBI triple and Nick Markakis RBI single.Tyrell Jenkins, the second Atlanta pitcher, walked the bases loaded but struck out J.T. Realmuto to keep the Marlins scoreless in the fifth.Foltynewicz, in his first start since May 30 after going on the disabled list with right elbow soreness, gave up two hits, two walks, three runs -- two earned -- and struck out two in three innings.RODNEY ON THE WAYMattingly will wait until Friday to announce how he will use newly acquired closer Fernando Rodney.Making a push to stay near the top of the NL wild-card race, the Marlins traded a minor league pitcher to get Rodney from San Diego.Current Marlins closer A.J. Ramos has converted straight 33 saves opportunities since last season, but Mattingly wouldnt say for sure who will have the role.Rodney, whose 253 career saves are fifth-most among active pitchers, is expected to join the team Friday.PAIRING TOP PROSPECTSBraves 2B Ozzie Albies has been demoted to Double-A Mississippi from Triple-A Gwinnett, where he will play alongside SS Dansby Swanson.General manager John Coppolella gave no timetable for their arrival in Atlanta, but this year hasnt been ruled out. The team also might wait until it moves into a new suburban ballpark next year.Swanson is Atlantas top prospect and was baseballs No. 1 overall draft pick last year. Albies ranks among the 25 top overall prospects. Both began their professional career as shortstops. Albies made the switch to second base this year at Gwinnett.Albies batted .248 in 56 games at Triple-A after hitting .369 in 22 games at Double-A to open the season.TRADE AND SIGNAtlanta dealt RHP Bud Norris, its No. 2 starter, to the Los Angeles Dodgers for two prospects. The Braves also signed veteran utility man Omar Infante to a minor league contract. Infante, 34, will be assigned to Class A Danville next week.UP NEXTMarlins: LHP Justin Nicolino (2-4, 5.17) will be called up from Triple-A New Orleans to start Friday night. He was demoted after allowing five runs over 4 2/3 innings June 15 against San Diego.Braves: RHP Julio Teheran (3-7) has a 2.46 ERA, seventh-best in the NL. He is 5-3 with a 2.87 ERA in 13 career starts against the Marlins. Clearance Shoes Canada Online . -- The proud fathers huddled near the Dallas Stars dressing room, smiling, laughing and telling stories while wearing replica green sweaters of their sons team. Shoes Online Canada Free Shipping . -- Charline Labonte couldnt have asked for a better homecoming. http://www.wholesaleshoescanada.com/ . Each of Houstons starters scored in double figures as the Rockets improved to 2-0 against the Spurs this season, with both victories coming on the road. They also moved within 3 1/2 games of San Antonio (22-7) for the lead the Southwest Division. AUSTIN, Texas -- Texas offensive lineman Kent Perkins has been arrested in Austin on a driving while intoxicated charge.Austin police say Perkins was pulled over shortly before 3 a.m. Friday while driving near the UT campus. Perkins was taken into custody without incident.The 21-year-old senior from Dallas was freed late Friday morning on $4,000 bond. Online jail records didnt list an attorney for Perkins.Coach Charlie Strong, in a statement, says hes aware of the situation involving Perkins and was gathering the facts. Cheap Shoes Online Canada. Strong says hes disappointed with Perkins and takes a strong stance against drinking and driving.Strong says any punishment for Perkins will decided once UT officials have more information.The Longhorns are idle this weekend. ' ' '
CW Yesterday, 06:14
                                      NEW ORLEANS -- The final defendant in the federal drug and sex assault case against disgraced former NFL star Darren Sharper pleaded guilty Friday in a deal that calls for a 17-year prison sentence. Cheap Basketball Shoes Ireland .Brandon Licciardi, a former deputy in St. Bernard Parish outside New Orleans, admitted he conspired to distribute drugs with the intent to commit rape. He also will plead guilty to state sex trafficking and rape charges involving the same victims, Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael McMahon said.Former restaurant worker Erik Nunez pleaded guilty this week to the same federal conspiracy charge, seeking a sentence of 10 years or less, and will plead guilty to state charges of sexual battery in an agreement worked out with the New Orleans District Attorney, court documents show.All their sentences would run concurrently under the deals presented to U.S. District Judge Jane Triche Milazzo. Shes expected to rule Oct. 13 after a pre-sentence investigation.Sharper might have spent as little as nine years in prison under his multi-jurisdiction plea deal, but Milazzo rejected that sentence as too lenient. He now faces a possible 15-to-20 years. It remains unclear how much his agreement to testify against his co-defendants will affect his sentencing on Aug. 18.The public image of Sharper, a popular member of the only Saints team to win a Super Bowl, has been shattered by allegations that he drugged and raped as many as 16 women in Arizona, California, Nevada and Louisiana.He had been selected All-Pro six times and chosen for the Pro Bowl five times during a career that included stints with the Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings. He played in the Super Bowl with the Packers as a rookie and again with the Saints in 2010.His 14-year career ended the next year and he was working as an NFL network analyst when women began telling police in several cities similar stories, of blacking out while drinking with him and waking up groggy to find they had been sexually abused. Clearance Basketball Shoes . Spiller left Week 3s 27-20 loss to the New York Jets with a thigh injury, but fully practiced with the team all week and expects to be ready to go on Sunday. Wholesale Basketball Shoes Free Shipping . The phone hearing is scheduled for 4:30pm et/1:30pm pt. Winchester, who was not penalized for the hit, appeared to make contact with Kellys head early in the first period of Thursdays game in Boston. http://www.wholesalebasketballshoesireland.com/ .C. -- Todd Fiddler scored a hat trick, including the overtime goal, as the Prince George Cougars survived an 8-7 win against the Kamloops Blazers in Western Hockey League play Sunday. Welcome to Week 21 of the season. With 20 down and six to go, weve just passed the quarter pole and are heading down the stretch. Gee, it seems like just yesterday it was still early. Speaking of early, the Dodgers and Reds get a head start with a 12:35 PM ET first pitch.As usual, were dealing with an abbreviated Monday slate but at least theres some meat to it, with several quality arms on the menu, albeit mostly in road affairs.PitchingEliteYou often hear the term professional hitter applied to veterans that approach each at-bat with a purpose, getting the job done in a workmanlike manner, without a ton of flair. Well, Jon Lester is a professional pitcher. Next up for the 32-year-old southpaw is a road date with the San Diego Padres. Since the All-Star break, the Friars sport a low 0.310 weighted on base average (woBA) and whopping 34 percent strikeout rate with a lefty on the Petco Park hill. This lifts Lester into the top spot, in play for all formats of DFS play.August has not been kind to Carlos Carrasco as hes registered a 6.66 ERA. A 21-to-4 strikeout-to-walk ratio in those 24 1/3 innings suggest hes still pitching well, just been giving up ill-timed hits along with allowing at least one homer in each game. Carrasco has a good draw to get back on track as the Cleveland Indians head west to take on the Cleveland Indians. With the cavernous Oakland Coliseum doing them no favors, the Athletics are near the bottom of the league in home run rate when facing right-handers. However, they dont fan much so there isnt much of a ceiling for Carrasco, relegating him to DFS cash play.SolidLester will have some decent GPP exposure but probably not as much as David Price as he ventures to one of his previous haunts. The Boston Red Sox head south for an early week set in St. Petersburg against Prices original team, the Tampa Bay Rays. The allure of this encounter is a league-worst 26 percent punch out pace versus left-handers. Prices season has been a series of peaks and valleys and Mondays outing is looking like another high point.Jameson Taillon as more than held his own in his initial campaign. Monday will be a big test as the Houston Astros have snapped out of their doldrums, venturing to the Steel City for an interleague affair with the Pittsburgh Pirates. The visitors will have to leave their designated hitter on the bench which aids Taillon, as does their 24 percent whiff rate versus right-handers. Its a risk, but one worth taking on a short slate where embracing variance is often key.StreamersScott Kazmirs 69 percent ownership in ESPN leagues is greater than the 50 percent we use as the cutoff for mention in this space but since were dealing with a truncated slate, and the Los Angeles Dodgers lefty merits attention for DFS GPP play, an exception is in order. The southpaw takes the hill in the Great American Ballpark against the Cincinnati Reds and their 23 percent strikeout rate against left-handers.In a pair of starts since joining the Arizona Diamondbacks rotation, Zack Godley as kept the Red Sox and New York Mets in check, tossing 12 2/3 frames, allowing three runs, fanning eight with two basses on balls. Cheap Basketball Shoes Online. The Atlanta Braves have picked up the pace versus right-handers the past month but with a dearth of other options, Godley is in play if youre looking to pad your early-week stats.Maybe fantasy football is distracting some, but its still puzzling how Homer Bailey can be owned in only 29 percent of ESPN leagues. The Cincinnati Reds righty should soon edge into the solid tier but for now, hes still technically in the streaming range. The Los Angeles Dodgers are by no means pushovers but Bailey has demonstrated enough to be used unless the matchup is especially poor, and this doesnt qualify.If youre anticipating a tight battle with your ratios this week then not using Mike Foltynewicz is the safe play, but in the spirit of early week aggressive play, the Atlanta Braves righty is a viable streamer for his date in the desert with the Arizona Diamondbacks. Lefty swingers are Foltynewiczs crutch while the Snakes are predominantly right-handed.AvoidAfter a pair of solid efforts, Edwin Jackson returned to form and was blasted by the Rays last time out. The Chicago Cubs are in line for more of the same.HittingChances are the Chicago Cubs will be the chalk play, even in Petco Park, though the venue is playing more hitter friendly the past couple of seasons. Edwin Jackson is equally charitable to both sides of the plate so fading Anthony Rizzo while using Kris Bryant and Addison Russell could be a means of going colored chalk instead of the standard white. Then its just a matter of picking and choosing the complementary pieces with everyone in play.Its not Coors Field but the scoreboard operator in Miller Park will be busy with the Colorado Rockies taking on the Milwaukee Brewers. The visitors will take aim at Jimmy Nelson who continues to struggle against lefty hitters. Charlie Blackmon, Carlos Gonzalez, David Dahl, Gerardo Parra and Ben Paulsen stand to benefit the most. It should be noted Charlie Blackmon has been out of the lineup with a sore toe so make sure hes active. If not, Dahl has been hitting leadoff, elevating his scoring potential, especially since Nelson allows more steals than anyone in the league.The home team faces righty Chad Bettis. The left-handed contingent of the Brewers is in the spotlight though the righties are in play as well. Scooter Gennett and Kirk Nieuwenhuis are the lefties along with switch-hitter Jonathan Villar. The stealth righties include Orlando Arcia, Ryan Braun, Chris Carter and the emerging Hernan Perez.As alluded to earlier, the Arizona Diamondbacks dont have many left-handed hitters but finding a way to work Jake Lamb in against Foltynewicz could pay big dividends.Most likely to hit a home run: It feels like a slugfest in Miller Park so it shouldnt be surprising Carlos Gonzalez gets the nod against Nelson.Most likely to steal a base: Speaking of getting the nod, as hinter earlier, Dahl will get the nod to run against Nelson. The rookie may be thought of in terms of power, especially in Coors, but he can run too. ' ' '
CW Yesterday, 06:09
                                      NEW ORLEANS -- The final defendant in the federal drug and sex assault case against disgraced former NFL star Darren Sharper pleaded guilty Friday in a deal that calls for a 17-year prison sentence. Cheap Basketball Shoes Ireland .Brandon Licciardi, a former deputy in St. Bernard Parish outside New Orleans, admitted he conspired to distribute drugs with the intent to commit rape. He also will plead guilty to state sex trafficking and rape charges involving the same victims, Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael McMahon said.Former restaurant worker Erik Nunez pleaded guilty this week to the same federal conspiracy charge, seeking a sentence of 10 years or less, and will plead guilty to state charges of sexual battery in an agreement worked out with the New Orleans District Attorney, court documents show.All their sentences would run concurrently under the deals presented to U.S. District Judge Jane Triche Milazzo. Shes expected to rule Oct. 13 after a pre-sentence investigation.Sharper might have spent as little as nine years in prison under his multi-jurisdiction plea deal, but Milazzo rejected that sentence as too lenient. He now faces a possible 15-to-20 years. It remains unclear how much his agreement to testify against his co-defendants will affect his sentencing on Aug. 18.The public image of Sharper, a popular member of the only Saints team to win a Super Bowl, has been shattered by allegations that he drugged and raped as many as 16 women in Arizona, California, Nevada and Louisiana.He had been selected All-Pro six times and chosen for the Pro Bowl five times during a career that included stints with the Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings. He played in the Super Bowl with the Packers as a rookie and again with the Saints in 2010.His 14-year career ended the next year and he was working as an NFL network analyst when women began telling police in several cities similar stories, of blacking out while drinking with him and waking up groggy to find they had been sexually abused. Clearance Basketball Shoes . Spiller left Week 3s 27-20 loss to the New York Jets with a thigh injury, but fully practiced with the team all week and expects to be ready to go on Sunday. Wholesale Basketball Shoes Free Shipping . The phone hearing is scheduled for 4:30pm et/1:30pm pt. Winchester, who was not penalized for the hit, appeared to make contact with Kellys head early in the first period of Thursdays game in Boston. http://www.wholesalebasketballshoesireland.com/ .C. -- Todd Fiddler scored a hat trick, including the overtime goal, as the Prince George Cougars survived an 8-7 win against the Kamloops Blazers in Western Hockey League play Sunday. Welcome to Week 21 of the season. With 20 down and six to go, weve just passed the quarter pole and are heading down the stretch. Gee, it seems like just yesterday it was still early. Speaking of early, the Dodgers and Reds get a head start with a 12:35 PM ET first pitch.As usual, were dealing with an abbreviated Monday slate but at least theres some meat to it, with several quality arms on the menu, albeit mostly in road affairs.PitchingEliteYou often hear the term professional hitter applied to veterans that approach each at-bat with a purpose, getting the job done in a workmanlike manner, without a ton of flair. Well, Jon Lester is a professional pitcher. Next up for the 32-year-old southpaw is a road date with the San Diego Padres. Since the All-Star break, the Friars sport a low 0.310 weighted on base average (woBA) and whopping 34 percent strikeout rate with a lefty on the Petco Park hill. This lifts Lester into the top spot, in play for all formats of DFS play.August has not been kind to Carlos Carrasco as hes registered a 6.66 ERA. A 21-to-4 strikeout-to-walk ratio in those 24 1/3 innings suggest hes still pitching well, just been giving up ill-timed hits along with allowing at least one homer in each game. Carrasco has a good draw to get back on track as the Cleveland Indians head west to take on the Cleveland Indians. With the cavernous Oakland Coliseum doing them no favors, the Athletics are near the bottom of the league in home run rate when facing right-handers. However, they dont fan much so there isnt much of a ceiling for Carrasco, relegating him to DFS cash play.SolidLester will have some decent GPP exposure but probably not as much as David Price as he ventures to one of his previous haunts. The Boston Red Sox head south for an early week set in St. Petersburg against Prices original team, the Tampa Bay Rays. The allure of this encounter is a league-worst 26 percent punch out pace versus left-handers. Prices season has been a series of peaks and valleys and Mondays outing is looking like another high point.Jameson Taillon as more than held his own in his initial campaign. Monday will be a big test as the Houston Astros have snapped out of their doldrums, venturing to the Steel City for an interleague affair with the Pittsburgh Pirates. The visitors will have to leave their designated hitter on the bench which aids Taillon, as does their 24 percent whiff rate versus right-handers. Its a risk, but one worth taking on a short slate where embracing variance is often key.StreamersScott Kazmirs 69 percent ownership in ESPN leagues is greater than the 50 percent we use as the cutoff for mention in this space but since were dealing with a truncated slate, and the Los Angeles Dodgers lefty merits attention for DFS GPP play, an exception is in order. The southpaw takes the hill in the Great American Ballpark against the Cincinnati Reds and their 23 percent strikeout rate against left-handers.In a pair of starts since joining the Arizona Diamondbacks rotation, Zack Godley as kept the Red Sox and New York Mets in check, tossing 12 2/3 frames, allowing three runs, fanning eight with two basses on balls. Cheap Basketball Shoes Online. The Atlanta Braves have picked up the pace versus right-handers the past month but with a dearth of other options, Godley is in play if youre looking to pad your early-week stats.Maybe fantasy football is distracting some, but its still puzzling how Homer Bailey can be owned in only 29 percent of ESPN leagues. The Cincinnati Reds righty should soon edge into the solid tier but for now, hes still technically in the streaming range. The Los Angeles Dodgers are by no means pushovers but Bailey has demonstrated enough to be used unless the matchup is especially poor, and this doesnt qualify.If youre anticipating a tight battle with your ratios this week then not using Mike Foltynewicz is the safe play, but in the spirit of early week aggressive play, the Atlanta Braves righty is a viable streamer for his date in the desert with the Arizona Diamondbacks. Lefty swingers are Foltynewiczs crutch while the Snakes are predominantly right-handed.AvoidAfter a pair of solid efforts, Edwin Jackson returned to form and was blasted by the Rays last time out. The Chicago Cubs are in line for more of the same.HittingChances are the Chicago Cubs will be the chalk play, even in Petco Park, though the venue is playing more hitter friendly the past couple of seasons. Edwin Jackson is equally charitable to both sides of the plate so fading Anthony Rizzo while using Kris Bryant and Addison Russell could be a means of going colored chalk instead of the standard white. Then its just a matter of picking and choosing the complementary pieces with everyone in play.Its not Coors Field but the scoreboard operator in Miller Park will be busy with the Colorado Rockies taking on the Milwaukee Brewers. The visitors will take aim at Jimmy Nelson who continues to struggle against lefty hitters. Charlie Blackmon, Carlos Gonzalez, David Dahl, Gerardo Parra and Ben Paulsen stand to benefit the most. It should be noted Charlie Blackmon has been out of the lineup with a sore toe so make sure hes active. If not, Dahl has been hitting leadoff, elevating his scoring potential, especially since Nelson allows more steals than anyone in the league.The home team faces righty Chad Bettis. The left-handed contingent of the Brewers is in the spotlight though the righties are in play as well. Scooter Gennett and Kirk Nieuwenhuis are the lefties along with switch-hitter Jonathan Villar. The stealth righties include Orlando Arcia, Ryan Braun, Chris Carter and the emerging Hernan Perez.As alluded to earlier, the Arizona Diamondbacks dont have many left-handed hitters but finding a way to work Jake Lamb in against Foltynewicz could pay big dividends.Most likely to hit a home run: It feels like a slugfest in Miller Park so it shouldnt be surprising Carlos Gonzalez gets the nod against Nelson.Most likely to steal a base: Speaking of getting the nod, as hinter earlier, Dahl will get the nod to run against Nelson. The rookie may be thought of in terms of power, especially in Coors, but he can run too. ' ' '
CW Yesterday, 06:07
                                      Jos Buttler couldnt have asked for a better, or worse, experience as he led England in one-day internationals for the first time. Yeezy 350 Nz . His team lost early wickets but made a formidable score with his own contribution telling. Then, as Bangladesh were taking the game away from England with a 118-run stand for the fifth wicket, his bowlers struck when the game looked lost.Amid the cacophony of a 25,000-plus crowd, Buttler dropped a sitter offered by the set batsman, made worse by the fact that he was trying to go up for the appeal. But Jake Ball put in a long shift taking a five-wicket haul on debut, and Adil Rashid serve up an accurate late spell. A noisy stadium was transformed into a quiet corner of a library.It was the stand between Ben Stokes, who made his first ODI century, and Ben Duckett that first roused England.It was bit of a rollercoaster, Buttler said. I thought our first half was fantastic. Ben Duckett was calm and composed, which is a great sign. Ben Stokes again showed that maturity and everything we want to be as a side, to play in that fashion at 60 for 3 and take those aggressive tactics we talk about. We probably got the toss wrong. But we showed that belief.Then came Balls intervention. It was brilliant from Ball, he got us back in the game with those two balls. It was a brilliant five-wicket haul. The conditions had changed and the ball was coming on to the bat very well. I thought we bowled fantastically well. To be 1-0 is fantastic for us.Buttler said it was Stokes rallying cry that stirred them on in the field when the match was slipping away, especially after he dropped Imrul Kayes in the 40th over.As much as you can, you try and stay calm. We knew we needed wickets to win the game and break the partnership. When I dropped probably the easiest catch youd see in international cricket I was thinking it was one of those days. But Ben Stokes really brought us back and said lets not give it to them easy. I think that belief and hunger to win really came through.Ball, who was benched for the practice game in Fatullah, said that he knew that to stay in this line-up, he had to do something special. He said that the five-wicket haul, the first by any England bowler on ODI debut, was a dream come true.It is about staying patient. The team we have is incredible. These players on the sidelines would probably walk in on any other team. Credit to the guys and the strength we have got. It makes you keep performing. There are always people snapping behind you to come into the team.It was obviously a debut you cant forget, really. I just wanted to come into the game and show what I can. Hopefully I have shown that I can do it at this level. Cheap Yeezy 350 Real . PAUL, Minn. Cheap Yeezy 350 . -- Jimmy Walkers first PGA Tour trophy came with a special gift tucked inside. http://www.wholesaleyeezy350nz.com/ . The Clippers were angry about blowing a big lead; the Kings didnt like being in that kind of hole and nearly digging themselves out only to lose.Each week, The Reporters put their thumbs out to the good and the bad in the world of sports. This week they discuss Chris Froomes victory at the Tour de France, Mariano Riveras final appearance at the All-Star Game, Nick Faldos criticism of Rory McIlroy and the retractable roof at Rogers Centre. Bruce Arthur, National Post: My thumb is up to Chris Froome for winning the Tour de France in unbelievable fashion, or maybe too believable. He made it look so easy. Hes going to have the biggest winning margin since Lance Armstrong in 2004. Hes going to have the most stage wins for a champion since Lance Armstrong in 2004. He climbed the hard part of Mont Ventoux, the really gut-busting stuff, faster than anyone in history except for Lance Armstrong in 2002. He looked a lot like Lance Armstrong, which of course means that thats not very good. Lance Armstrong doesnt exist as far as the Tour de France is concerned anymore. All those accomplishments have been wiped from history. Chris Froome has won the Tour de France, which means now we wait. So its a thumbs up until proven otherwise. Steve Simmons, Sun Media: My thumb is up to Mariano Rivera, who not only saved the MLB All-Star Game without registering a save but he brought us a view of something we otherwise wouldnt have seen. There wasnt much reason to watch the game on Tuesday, frankly theres little reason anymore to do so, but the story was Rivera in his 13th and final All-Star Game. When was he going to pitch, how was he going to pitch, hhow was manager Jim Leyland going to use him. Cheap Yeezy 350 Nz. And all eyes, fans, media, ball players were on him the entire game. When he pitched his scoreless inning in the eighth and was named Most Valuable Player, even though he was only one of 13 pitchers to pitch one scoreless inning in the All-Star Game, no one questioned the choice. Michael Farber, Sports Illustrated: My thumb is down to Sir Nick Faldo for scolding the British Open and climbing all over Rory McIlroy for his work ethic. Its unfortunate because McIlroy is having a tough year, no doubt, and Faldo was right when he said McIlroy shouldnt have changed a winning game, shouldnt have changed clubs, switching to Nike, but McIlroy puts in the work. In his criticism, Faldo sounded like the old man yelling a kids to get off his lawn. And in this case, the lawn was storied Muirfield. Dave Hodge, TSN: Every once in a while, theres a reason to praise Rogers Centre, specifically for its retractable roof. Friday was one of those times. A mammoth storm hit southern Ontario and the Rogers roof allowed a baseball game to be played and baseball fans to be dry and safe, albeit with a stadium evacuation plan ready if needed and displayed on the Rogers Jumbotron. Circumstances forced me to leave the Blue Jays and the Tampa Rays in the early innings to deal with matters at home. It was a wild night, but pretty normal inside the Rogers Centre. Insert a line here if you want about the Blue Jays 8-5 loss adding to the normalcy. ' ' '
CW Yesterday, 06:04
                                      Jos Buttler couldnt have asked for a better, or worse, experience as he led England in one-day internationals for the first time. Yeezy 350 Nz . His team lost early wickets but made a formidable score with his own contribution telling. Then, as Bangladesh were taking the game away from England with a 118-run stand for the fifth wicket, his bowlers struck when the game looked lost.Amid the cacophony of a 25,000-plus crowd, Buttler dropped a sitter offered by the set batsman, made worse by the fact that he was trying to go up for the appeal. But Jake Ball put in a long shift taking a five-wicket haul on debut, and Adil Rashid serve up an accurate late spell. A noisy stadium was transformed into a quiet corner of a library.It was the stand between Ben Stokes, who made his first ODI century, and Ben Duckett that first roused England.It was bit of a rollercoaster, Buttler said. I thought our first half was fantastic. Ben Duckett was calm and composed, which is a great sign. Ben Stokes again showed that maturity and everything we want to be as a side, to play in that fashion at 60 for 3 and take those aggressive tactics we talk about. We probably got the toss wrong. But we showed that belief.Then came Balls intervention. It was brilliant from Ball, he got us back in the game with those two balls. It was a brilliant five-wicket haul. The conditions had changed and the ball was coming on to the bat very well. I thought we bowled fantastically well. To be 1-0 is fantastic for us.Buttler said it was Stokes rallying cry that stirred them on in the field when the match was slipping away, especially after he dropped Imrul Kayes in the 40th over.As much as you can, you try and stay calm. We knew we needed wickets to win the game and break the partnership. When I dropped probably the easiest catch youd see in international cricket I was thinking it was one of those days. But Ben Stokes really brought us back and said lets not give it to them easy. I think that belief and hunger to win really came through.Ball, who was benched for the practice game in Fatullah, said that he knew that to stay in this line-up, he had to do something special. He said that the five-wicket haul, the first by any England bowler on ODI debut, was a dream come true.It is about staying patient. The team we have is incredible. These players on the sidelines would probably walk in on any other team. Credit to the guys and the strength we have got. It makes you keep performing. There are always people snapping behind you to come into the team.It was obviously a debut you cant forget, really. I just wanted to come into the game and show what I can. Hopefully I have shown that I can do it at this level. Cheap Yeezy 350 Real . PAUL, Minn. Cheap Yeezy 350 . -- Jimmy Walkers first PGA Tour trophy came with a special gift tucked inside. http://www.wholesaleyeezy350nz.com/ . The Clippers were angry about blowing a big lead; the Kings didnt like being in that kind of hole and nearly digging themselves out only to lose.Each week, The Reporters put their thumbs out to the good and the bad in the world of sports. This week they discuss Chris Froomes victory at the Tour de France, Mariano Riveras final appearance at the All-Star Game, Nick Faldos criticism of Rory McIlroy and the retractable roof at Rogers Centre. Bruce Arthur, National Post: My thumb is up to Chris Froome for winning the Tour de France in unbelievable fashion, or maybe too believable. He made it look so easy. Hes going to have the biggest winning margin since Lance Armstrong in 2004. Hes going to have the most stage wins for a champion since Lance Armstrong in 2004. He climbed the hard part of Mont Ventoux, the really gut-busting stuff, faster than anyone in history except for Lance Armstrong in 2002. He looked a lot like Lance Armstrong, which of course means that thats not very good. Lance Armstrong doesnt exist as far as the Tour de France is concerned anymore. All those accomplishments have been wiped from history. Chris Froome has won the Tour de France, which means now we wait. So its a thumbs up until proven otherwise. Steve Simmons, Sun Media: My thumb is up to Mariano Rivera, who not only saved the MLB All-Star Game without registering a save but he brought us a view of something we otherwise wouldnt have seen. There wasnt much reason to watch the game on Tuesday, frankly theres little reason anymore to do so, but the story was Rivera in his 13th and final All-Star Game. When was he going to pitch, how was he going to pitch, hhow was manager Jim Leyland going to use him. Cheap Yeezy 350 Nz. And all eyes, fans, media, ball players were on him the entire game. When he pitched his scoreless inning in the eighth and was named Most Valuable Player, even though he was only one of 13 pitchers to pitch one scoreless inning in the All-Star Game, no one questioned the choice. Michael Farber, Sports Illustrated: My thumb is down to Sir Nick Faldo for scolding the British Open and climbing all over Rory McIlroy for his work ethic. Its unfortunate because McIlroy is having a tough year, no doubt, and Faldo was right when he said McIlroy shouldnt have changed a winning game, shouldnt have changed clubs, switching to Nike, but McIlroy puts in the work. In his criticism, Faldo sounded like the old man yelling a kids to get off his lawn. And in this case, the lawn was storied Muirfield. Dave Hodge, TSN: Every once in a while, theres a reason to praise Rogers Centre, specifically for its retractable roof. Friday was one of those times. A mammoth storm hit southern Ontario and the Rogers roof allowed a baseball game to be played and baseball fans to be dry and safe, albeit with a stadium evacuation plan ready if needed and displayed on the Rogers Jumbotron. Circumstances forced me to leave the Blue Jays and the Tampa Rays in the early innings to deal with matters at home. It was a wild night, but pretty normal inside the Rogers Centre. Insert a line here if you want about the Blue Jays 8-5 loss adding to the normalcy. ' ' '
CW Yesterday, 06:02
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