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SALT LAKE CITY -- Offense was hard to come by from both the Bulls and Jazz on Thursday night, but when Chicago needed baskets down the stretch, they turned to All-Star Jimmy Butler and future Hall of Famer Dwyane Wade. Erick Aybar Jersey .Butler scored 20 points and grabbed 12 rebounds as the Bulls defeated the Jazz 85-77.We found a way. We hung on, Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg said. On offense, youre going to have games like this over an 82-game schedule. Its going to come and go. Your constants have to be defense and rebounding. We did that all game long to give us a chance to win.The Bulls have won four straight, including three on the road.Chicago used 9-0 runs to start the third and fourth quarters that Utah never recovered from. Nikola Mirotic had a dunk, a steal and an assist during the fourth-quarter run that put the Bulls up 75-58.The Jazz cut the lead to 80-75 late, but Wade and Butler hit jumpers to put the game away.Wade scored 18 points for the Bulls and Robin Lopez posted his second double-double of the season with 10 points and 12 rebounds.The way were playing right now, man, its fun, Butler said.The Jazz have lost two straight at home after going 4-1 during the preceding road trip.Rudy Gobert finished with 16 points, 13 rebounds and three blocks for the Jazz as Gordon Hayward added eight points and 12 rebounds.The Jazz led 43-41 at halftime despite the Bulls shooting just 28.8 percent from the field. What the Bulls lacked in accuracy, they made up in volume -- taking 52 shots to Utahs 38 in the first half as the Jazz turned the ball over nine times.I dont know if its a one-game thing, Jazz coach Quin Snyder said of the offense. We werent very good, thats clear. Weve had bad games before offensively. We had some open shots, we didnt make them. ... Sometimes when youre missing shots you let it impact everything. You just get stagnant.I dont see any reason, because we played this way tonight, that sirens are going off for our offense. ... Im not despondent. ... We didnt play well tonight and lost to a really good team.TIP-INSBulls: Doug McDermott missed his second consecutive game due to a concussion. ... Rajon Rondo missed his second consecutive game with a left ankle sprain. ... Butler scored at least 20 points and had five assists in his previous five games. He only had three assists Thursday.Jazz: Rodney Hood returned to the starting lineup after missing last game with an illness and scored 12 points. ... Boris Diaw started in place of injured Derrick Favors. ... George Hill missed his sixth consecutive game with a sprained right thumb.FAVORS OUTFavors had an MRI on Wednesday and is out for an undetermined amount of time with a left knee bone contusion. The knee has been bothering him since the preseason and hes been in and out of the lineup, missing all but one preseason game. Snyder doesnt think he returned too quickly. Its been a challenge for him, Snyder said. The main point is, you reach a point where youre not effective. That is where he has been, or youre less effective to the point where you need to address the situation in a different way.QUOTABLEWe just didnt push the pace enough, Hood said. I think we defended well. Theyre a good team, theyre playing well right now. But we just didnt play with enough energy offensively.UP NEXTBulls: Chicago travels to Los Angeles for a back-to-back with the Clippers and Lakers on Saturday and Sunday.Jazz: Utah travels to face the Rockets on Saturday. Robbie Grossman Jersey . The Browns coaching search remains incomplete. Minnesota Twins Jerseys . -- Devin Hester is done returning kicks in Chicago. http://www.twinsrookiestore.com/Twins-Glen-Perkins-Kids-Jersey/ . Denis Coderre, the former federal MP who was elected mayor on Nov. 3, has drawn the ire of some Montreal Canadiens. During last nights game he tweeted: "Hello? Can we get a one-way ticket to (minor-league) Hamilton for David Desharnais please. Andy Murray has been named Great Britains flag-bearer for the opening ceremony of the 2016 Olympic Games at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on Friday night.Murray weathered competition from Sir Bradley Wiggins, Nicola Adams and David Florence to become the first tennis player to land the honour.I am very proud to be selected, Murray said in a statement. To represent your country at the Games is an unbelievable experience, but to lead out Team GB will be an incredible honour, the biggest in sport.He clinched mens singles gold at the London 2012 Games as well as silver in the mixed doubles alongside Laura Robson.Murray, 29, was the choice of a panel of British Olympic Association experts, who picked from nominations made by each of the respective national sports federations.The Scot will head a British team of 366 competitors, although a sizeable proportion of the athletes are yet to arrive in Brazil.Murray added: This is my third Olympic Games and it is a very special competition for me. I obviously have great memories of London and I am 100 percent focused on winning here in Rio.The privilege of being the flag-bearer is a moment I will remember for the rest of my life and will certainly be one of the highlights of my career. I hope to do the team proud on Friday and wish all of the British athletes the best of luck for the Games ahead.?Murray, who won Wimbledon for a second time last month, follows in the footsteps of fellow Scot Sir Chris Hoy, with the cyclist leading out Team GB at London 2012. Byron Buxton Jersey. The teams chef de mission Mark England, who headed the panel for the final selection, said a conversation with Murray convinced him the three-time Grand Slam winner was a worthy choice.He said: There are a great number of outstanding athletes on this team, from Nicola Adams who I made flag-bearer in Baku, to Sir Bradley Wiggins, unquestionably one of our greatest ever Olympians.When I asked Andy to lead our team out it was received with a humility and grace that is befitting of the values of Team GB. It was an emotional moment for him personally, and for this team.I will be incredibly proud to hear him address the team and I have no doubt he will inspire our athletes and the nation alike.Murray is the second seed in the mens singles, behind world No. 1 Novak Djokovic, who paid tribute to his rival at Serbias Olympic team news conference.Djokovic said: Absolutely deserved. Hes globally recognised not just as a tennis player but an athlete. He has done so much for Great Britain, he has won gold and silver in London, he has won [the] Davis Cup.?Ive known him for a very long time and I know how much he cares about playing for his country so being a flag-carrier for the opening ceremony is something that is absolutely deserved for him. 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Trent Boult bristled when he was reminded of the back niggle that kept him out for a part of last years international action. Otto Porter Jersey .What injury? was his response, when asked if he considered himself to be back at his best. Then, he brushed it off as something confined to ancient history, not a mere 12 months ago, and insisted it had no impact on the speeds he was bowling.In Zimbabwe, Boult averaged in the late 120s. Perhaps what he could not say was that the surfaces and the opposition - unresponsive and inexperienced - did not require him to bend his back. Perhaps he knew he needed to save that for South Africa. And he has.Be it the natural progression that comes with recovery, or a conscious effort to be more clinical, Boult was just as difficult to get away and more dangerous in Durban. His first two spells cost just 18 runs and yielded two wickets, both off good deliveries and not poor shots, and it was only in the third spell, when he searched for reverse swing that things became a little untidy.More notable was the fact that he was quicker than he was in Bulawayo - with an average speed of 134 kph and hitting 141.5 kph for the days fastest ball - and he continued to find late movement, forcing the batsmen to pay full attention to every ball. Trent bowled really well to start, and that set the day up for us. He looked like he was in great rhythm, Neil Wagner said.Boult got rid of two of South Africas most assured batsmen - opener Stephen Cook and Hashim Amla - and bored their way into a still-fragile middle-order, which could not ride out pressure for long enough to post substantial scores. Fortunately for New Zealands other bowlers, they did not need to emulate Boult to get reward. Quite a few of us got out to deliveries in ways that could have been avoided, Amla said.Dean Elgar, JP Duminy and Quinton de Kock were the guiltiest parties. All three squandered starts with careless strokes, which seemed to be in line with South Africas policy of starting more strongly than they have in the past. Instead of criticising it, Amla examined the merits of the more aggressive approach, while adding that South Africa would need it to pay off before they can completely embrace it.I tried to bat normally. It wasnt a conscious effort to score quickly. If I look at anybody else, they were hitting the half-volleys and cut shots. Thats what you need to do to score runs, Amla said. Someone like Quinny [Quinton de Kock] has been around for three or four years and he is aggressive by nature. He plays that way. He got a quick 30 and had he not got out, we would have been in a good position. As he becomes more experienced, he will work it out. He played exceptionally well to get us some momentum, but, unfortunately, he didnt bat through.Now South Africa find themselves in what Amla has admitted is not a great position, as they look to scrape some runs tomorrow morning, against a New Zealand attack that can see the finish line and understands that it needs to approach it as Boult did on day one. With the wicket having a little bit more bounce here, your margin of error was a little smaller in Bulawayo, Wagner said. As a bowler, you can get a little bit carried away here, but I thought everybody bowled exceptionally well in partnerships today. We are pretty happy with where we are, but we know we still need to get two crucial wickets tomorrow and then go in with the bat and apply ourselves. Juwan Howard Jersey . 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The Wallabies have rejected suggestions they will prioritise a historic grand slam win over this weekends clash with France, with Michael Cheika arguing every decision made is done with the sole goal of winning Tests.Cheika is expected to make sweeping changes to the starting XV for Saturdays Test at Stade de France, with several stars expected to be rested for the all-important fixtures against Ireland and England to follow.Victories in those two matches would secure a first grand slam since 1984 - currently the Wallabies only successful grand slam result from nine attempts.Cheika knows how valuable that success would be for this team and for Australian rugby, but the thought of going into any Test match half-cocked rankles him.Im not going to just blank the chat of a grand slam and everything like that. I know thats very important, he said in Paris on Monday.But every time we play Test footy its probably the be all and end all for us at this level.I know that probably looks sideways, but its not club footy, its different. Youve got to make sure that whatever decisions we make, theyre all made with the intent of winning a Test match.Cheika has memories of his last spring tour, in 2014, where a first-up victory over Wales was quickly forgotten when they were stunned by France the following week.Cheika believes his team lost focus and, as a result, that defeat fed into losses to Ireland and England as the tour ended in disappointment.He says the lessons learnedd on that trip, and a get-out-of-jail, wake-up-call win over Scotland last weekend, will ensure his team isnt underdone on Saturday. Bradley Beal Jersey. As much as we felt like we were probably in the middle of (playing our best footy) last week (against Scotland), we didnt - because our performance focus wasnt there, Cheika said.If we start thinking about the bigger picture issues well lose sight of what weve got to do tomorrow.I can assure you from having coached over here and now having coached teams coming here, that if you take your eye off the ball for a day and you rock up to Stade de France in front of 80,000 French people, youll go home accordingly.We want to be ready to play some better football than we played against Scotland.Cheika is loath to refer to any prospective changes this week as part of a rotation, but foreshadowed there would be a different starting lineup to that which faced Scotland - not least of all because of a tour-ending knee injury to key lock Adam Coleman.New faces - potentially including some of the eight who joined the squad in Paris after completing Barbarians duties - will get a chance to prove themselves in the Test arena.I dont think we played as well against Scotland as we did against Wales and I think that some other players should have the opportunity to get in there and have a go at it, Cheika said. 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LAUSANNE, Switzerland -- Yokohama Stadium will host the baseball and softball competition at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Brian Ferlin Jersey .Yokohama was among the venues approved Wednesday by the IOC executive board for the five new sports on the Tokyo program, along with karate, skateboarding, sport climbing and surfing.The Yokohama stadium, which was built in 1978 and has an artificial surface, is one of Japans best known baseball venues.Yokohama Stadium with its downtown skyline will provide a spectacular backdrop for Olympic baseball and softball, said Riccardo Fraccari, president of the World Baseball Softball Confederation. This is an exciting day that takes baseball and softball one step closer on the historic road to Tokyo 2020.Discussions are continuing, meanwhile, on the possibility of staging some preliminary-round baseball games in the Fukushima region. Japanese organizers have proposed holding some events in the area to support the countrys recovery from the 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster.Three potential baseball venues in Fukushima are under consideration. Any proposal would still need formal IOC approval.Tokyo organizing committee chief Yoshiro Mori said there were no concrete discussions Wednesday about playing games in Fukushima, but added: We want to bring comfort and encouragement to people in the affected areas.Baseball and softball are returning to the Olympics in Tokyo after being dropped following the 2008 Beijing Games. They were approved as a joint bid largely because of their big popularity in Japan.The four other additional sports will be making their Olympic debuts.Karate will be held at the famed Nippon Budokan venue in Tokyo; skateboarding and climbing at the Aomi Urban Sports Venue, a temporary facility in the capital; and surfing at Tsurigasaki Beach in Chiba prefecture.Tokyo will have a total of 39 venues for the Olympics and Paralympics, including eight new permanent venues, 22 existing sites and nine temporary facilities.The venue approvals came as Tokyo seeks to reduce the cost of the games after the original budget soared to several times its original estimate. IOC officials told Tokyo organizers last week they would not accept a proposed budget of up to $20 billon, demanding further cuts. Cheap Oilers Jerseys . Here are his mid-season NBA awards. MVP: (KEVIN DURANT-Thunder) - Has been sensational this season and more importantly, the most consistent player in the league. 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Patrick Sharp also scored and Corey Crawford made 21 saves for the Blackhawks, who generated just enough offence to improve to 7-1 at home in the playoffs. They also have won four in a row heading into Game 2 on Sunday. "Its always great when you win the first game, especially back to back, give you a little momentum," Hossa said. "I felt like we did lots of good things today. We know we have to be better (Sunday) and keep doing those things." Jonathan Quick stopped 34 shots, and Justin Williams scored for Los Angeles, which has won just one of seven road games in the playoffs. The defending Stanley Cup champions got centre Jarret Stoll back from a suspected concussion, but their offensive funk continued. "I think the two guys that scored for them are going to score goals," Kings coach Darryl Sutter said. "We have guys that have to score goals. Thats how close it will be." Los Angeles has scored 27 times in 14 playoff games. The last three have gone to Williams, who was responsible for the Kings offence in a 2-1 victory over the San Jose Sharks in Game 7 of the second-round series on Tuesday. "Scoring doesnt simply come from the offensive zone," Williams said. "It comes from being good in your own zone, breaking out together and scoring off the rush. We didnt have enough of that." The Blackhawks and Kings returned to the ice after surviving strenuous second-round tests. Top-seeded Chicago stormed back to beat Detroit after trailing 3-1 in the series, winning Game 7 on Brent Seabrooks overtime goal Wednesday night. Fifth-seeded Los Angeles was pushed to the brink of elimination by the Sharks in a series in which the home team won every game. For the first period and much of the second of the conference finals opener, Chicago looked hopeless against Quick and Los Angeles talented defencemen. Drew Doughty, Robyn Regehr and Co. kept the Blackhawks fleet forwards in check, and Quick made it look as if there was a white wall moving from side to side in net. As they did against Detroit, the Blackhawks began to create more quality chances when they put more traffic in front. With 7 1/2 minutes left in the second, Sharp skated into the zone, left the puck for Johnny Oduya and kept moving forward. When Quick kicked away Oduyas slap shot, the puck went right to Sharp, who scored into the lower right corner to tie it 1-1 with his eighth playoff goal."That first shot against him is tough," Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said. "You need traffic. You need a deflection. He finds a way to find pucks. I think the volume and trafffic of shots is the only way to get to this guy. Iiro Pakarinen Jersey. " Sharp created another strong opportunity a few minutes later, but Brandon Saad shot wide right on a potential tip-in. The Blackhawks kept up the pressure and went ahead when Hossa redirected Keiths long slap shot out of the air at 16:22 of the second. The puck landed in the lower right corner again before Quick could find it in the maze of bodies near the net. It was the sixth goal of this post-season for Hossa and the 42nd of his playoff career. The 34-year-old forward has at least one point in four straight games. "If Quicks going to see it, hes going to stop it. If we can get a slight tip on it, I think it changes his view," said Bryan Bickell, who earned an assist on the goal. "It was a nice tip by Hoss." Quick wasnt made available to the media while the locker room was open after the game. Los Angeles turned up the pressure at the beginning of the third, but Chicago killed off a power play. Crawford was solid after an early gaffe played a role in the Kings goal. He stopped Dustin Penners tip attempt with a little more than five minutes left, preserving Chicagos lead. Crawford has allowed just one goal in four of five games, playing a huge role as Chicago rallied to eliminate Detroit. "Weve got to forget about this one right now, for sure," Kings centre Anze Kopitar said. "Theres some stuff thats going to be addressed, what we have to do better in preparation." Chicago controlled most of the first period, using its speed and skill to keep the puck away from Los Angeles. The Blackhawks had nine shots on goal before Crawford was tested for the first time, grabbing Penners attempt with 8:11 remaining. Quick turned away every charge at the other side, and Los Angeles made the most of its second shot after a couple of costly Blackhawks misplays. After the puck was dumped into the Blackhawks zone, Crawford went behind the net to try to clear it away, but Brad Richardson jumped and knocked it in front. Dave Bolland tried to break up the play, but the puck went right to Williams, who beat Crawford to make it 1-0 at 14:23. Most of Chicagos shots in the first period came from the outside, and Quick had a clear lane for most stops. The 2012 Conn Smythe Trophy winner as playoff MVP made 17 saves in the first 20 minutes. "All in all we can be happy with the 60 minutes we played, but we know its going to be tougher as the series goes on," Sharp said. "Every series weve been a part of gets more physical and more difficult as it goes on." NOTES: Stoll had been sidelined since he was struck with an illegal hit to the head by San Joses Raffi Torres in Game 1 of Los Angeles second-round series. ... This is the second playoff series between the Kings and the Blackhawks. Chicago advanced in five games in the 1974 quarterfinals. ... There was no shoot the puck competition after the second period, part of an NHL mandate designed to preserve ideal ice conditions. 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SEATTLE -- Clint Dempsey, Andreas Ivanschitz and Jordan Morris scored during a 15-minute span of the first half and the Seattle Sounders routed MLS-leading FC Dallas 5-0 on Wednesday night to snap a four-game winless streak. Sean Newcomb Jersey .Joevin Jones and Cristian Roldan added second-half goals for the Sounders, who started the night with the lowest goal total in the league (14).Dempsey scored in the 6th minute when he drilled a penalty kick past goalkeeper Chris Seitz for his third goal of the year. The PK was set up when defender Maynor Figueroa was called for an intentional hand ball just outside of the 6-yard box and shown the red card.That halted a 321-minute shutout streak for Dallas.Seattle had not scored on its home field since a 2-0 victory against San Jose on May 7 -- a drought of 277 minutes.IMPACT 1, TIMBERS 1PORTLAND, Ore. -- Ignacio Piatti scored late in the first half to lift Montreal into a tie with Portland.Portland opened the scoring in the 14th minute. Jack McInerney headed in a corner kick by Jack Jewsbury. Montreal goalkeeper Evan Bush missed his attempt at punching the ball clear, and McInerney scored his fifth goal of the season.The Timbers appeared to make it 2-0 in the 34th minute, when Fanendo Adi headed in a cross from Ben Zemanski, but the goal was disallowed, as Adi was called for a foul just before the header.Piattis 11th goal of the season lifted Montreal into the tie.The tie extends unbeaten streaks for both teams. Portland is undefeated in their last eight games (3-0-5), while Montreals streak has reached six games (2-0-4).RED BULLS 2, ORLANDO CITY 0HARRISON, N.J. -- Connor Lade and Felipe scored and New York cruised.Alex Muyl deflected Sean Davis corner toward Bradley Wright-Phillips, who stabbed it away from a crowd of defenders in the 37th minute. Lade rushed to the loose ball and buried it into the top left corner from 15 yards out -- the fifth-year defenders first career MLS goal.Felipe made it 2-0 for the Red Bulls in the 59th minute on a free kick that bent away from the wall and outside the reach of a diving Joe Bendik. It was Felipes fourth goal of the season.New York ended a four-game winless streak.TORONTO FC 1, CREW 1COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Jordan Hamilton tied it in the 64th minute and Toronto FC held on for a draw with Columbus.Jay Chapman punched a diagonal cross into an opening in the 18-yard box and Hamilton raced behind it to put away the left-footed shot.Harrison Afful opened the scoring in the 54th minute for the Crew. Afful was inside the penalty arc when he volleyed home Josh Williams attempt to clear with a high-arching header.Columbus snapped a two-game losing streak but failed to get three points at home while facing Toronto FC without its three designated players -- last years MVP Sebastian Giovinco, Michael Bradley and Jozy Altidore.FIRE 1, SPORTING KC 0BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. -- Michael de Leeuw scored in the 19th minute and Chicago made it.Razvan Cocis made a run up the left side and crossed it to de Leeuw for the close-range goal. Sean Johnson made two key saves for his third shutout of the season.The 29-year-old de Leeuw was in his first MLS start and second overall appearance. He signed with the Fire on May 18 after playing seven professional seasons in the Netherlands.Kansas City missed on a couple of opportunities in the first half. Dom Dwyer had a goal waved off by an offside call and Jacob Petersons shot hit off the left post. Sporting was 3-0-2 in its last five starts coming into the match.The start of the game was delayed 1 hour, 40 minutes due to a storm in the area.WHITECAPS 2, REAL SALT LAKE 0VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Cristian Techera scored 3 minutes after a Real Salt Lake own goal in the first half and Vancouver won.The MLS win was Vancouvers first at B.C. Place Stadium since May 11 and snapped an ugly 1-3-2 streak overall.The Whitecaps had their first shutout since April 23, a stretch of 11 matches.Vancouver took the lead in the 34th minute when Matias Laba sent a low cross into the Real penalty area that Salt Lakes Tony Beltran cleared off fellow defender Justen Glad and into his own net.Techera added his second goal of the season in the 37th minute, taking a pass from Christian Bolanos and scoring from 35 yards out. Bob Uecker Jersey . A forerunning sled crashed into the worker Thursday at the Sanki Sliding Center. 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If approved, the competition will begin in the 2017-18 season and will take place in November-December, with a final pencilled in for December 16, a public holiday in South Africa.Should the new tournament become a reality, it would drastically alter South Africas twenty-over landscape, which is languishing behind other countries. While the IPL, BBL, CPL, BPL, PSL and NatWest T20 Blast continue to attract big names, South Africas Ram Slam competition has struggled to do the same. The weak Rand and the scheduling - which often coincides with international cricket, including fixtures played by South Africa - are to blame.CSA intended to fix the second of those this season, when, in February, they moved a Test against Sri Lanka to ensure South African internationals could be available for the Ram Slam. But, when the domestic fixtures were announced in June it emerged that several players will bbe unavailable for that tournament because they will be playing Test cricket in Australia, meaning the 2016-17 Ram Slam will not be too dissimilar to its predecessors. John Smoltz Jersey. There will be at least one big name, with Kevin Pietersen signing for Dolphins for the second season in succession. South Africas domestic twenty-over tournaments have had a small selection of players of Pietersens profile involved, mostly from the Caribbean. In previous seasons, Chris Gayle played for Dolphins, Kieron Pollard for Cobras, Sohail Tanvir for Lions, Andre Russell for Knights, and Darren Sammy for Titans, but the domestic transformation targets and the small number of franchise teams make it difficult to attract more big names.For that reason, there has been talk of an expansion into eight franchises, which CSA is mulling across all formats, but it is likely to be implemented in this new T20 event first. Details regarding the funding of the competition are yet to be revealed. 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BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil -- Whitney Engen went to the Womens World Cup last year but didnt play in a single match. Custom Denver Nuggets Jerseys . A year later at the Olympics, the 28-year-old American got her chance on a big stage.Engen was in the starting lineup for the 1-0 victory over France on Saturday night. While most of the attention was on United States goalkeeper Hope Solo, who made her 200th international appearance, Engen was steady at center back.Anytime you get the opportunity to put on our jersey and represent the United States is a tremendous honor. Obviously, the Olympics adds to that, Engen said. I was happy to get some minutes and get my feet wet in an international tournament.United States coach Jill Ellis made the move because defender Julie Johnston was out with a groin injury. Johnston is key to a stellar backline that is considered among the best in the game. During the World Cup last year, the group anchored by Solo went 540 minutes without conceding a goal.That Engen was so capably able to fill in on that solid line is testament to the U.S. teams depth.Mallory Pugh, the 18-year-old sensation who has been steadily winning playing time, was also held out of the match against France in Belo Horizonte because of an ankle injury in the group opener last week.Ellis later described Pughs availability for the match at 50-50. But she didnt need her. The team inserted Crystal Dunn into the lineup.Like Engen, Dunn was making her first start of the Olympics. In fact, both she and Engen were also making their first starts in a major tournament at the senior level. Allie Long, making just her 12th appearance with the senior team, got her second start.Those players are among 11 first-time Olympians on the U.S. national team, which has a decidedly different -- and younger -- look than the squad that won the World Cup.Veteran stars Abby Wambach and Lauren Holiday have retired. Sydney Leroux and Amy Rodriquez stayed home because of pregnancy.And the roster for Rio de Janeiro was also smaller, at 18 players, than the 23-player squad for the World Cup. So Ellis had to choose her players carefully with an eye on versatility.All 22 players that are here -- the 18 that were selected and the four reserves -- every single one of them could step on this field and play for this team, Engen said. So I knew I had a great cast around me and all I had to do is do my role and they would support me.While Engen was on the World Cup roster, Long stayed home last year, playing for the National Womens Soccer Leagues Portland Thorns. Dunn, the last player cut from the World Cup team, played for the Washington Spirit and was named the leagues most valuable player.The newcomers will be important as the Americans seek their fourth straight Olympic gold medal. Ranked No. 1 in the world, the United States is also vying to become the first to win and Olympics after earning a World Cup title.The team continues to wait for the return of veteran midfielder Meghan Rapinoe, who hasnt played since knee surgery late last year.Rapinoe, playing in her third Olympics, has looked strong in pregame warmups and could play as early as the quarterfinals.With the victory over France, the United States was assured a spot in the quarterfinals. Canada and host Brazil have also gone through to the knockout round with one match remaining in their groups.Weve got a great support staff here that keeps us ready no matter what, Engen said. And I think we knew coming into this tournament it was going to take 22 players to get the gold medal, and at the end of the day were all ready if our name is called.The United States will play Colombia on Tuesday in the final group match in Manaus, more than 1,700 miles away from Rio de Janeiro. Tyler Lydon Jersey . PETERSBURG, Fla. Carmelo Anthony Jersey . Argentina winger Ezequiel Lavezzi and France midfielder Blaise Matuidi scored, with star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic setting up both despite having a poor game by his high standards. 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In saying that, some long term injuries plus the unavailability of certain key players has offered an opportunity to increase our depth for Manu Samoa, said Ieremia of the announcement.Having come within three points of Scotland in last years World Cup, Samoa will look to build towards the remainder of their qualifying campaign next year.?We need to build on the momentum from the June test series - on and off the field. November test matches offer different challenges so we need to get the right balance between our up and coming youth with experienced campaigners in the Northern Hemisphere.Fundamentally, we must continue the momentum to give us a chaance at the World Cup qualification series in June 2017. Alex English Jersey. 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KANSAS CITY, Mo. Jodie Meeks Jersey . -- Yonder Alonsos doubles are spoiling the Kansas City Royals postseason hopes.Alonso and Marcus Semien hit two-run doubles as the Oakland Athletics beat Kansas City 8-0 for the third straight game on Wednesday night to further ruin the Royals postseason chances.The 2015 World Series champion Royals are five games out in the American League wild card with 17 games left and would have to climb over five teams.I think our guys were really fired up coming into today, Royals manager Ned Yost said. There was some anger in that locker room today before the game, so I dont feel any deflation. Guys are upset that we lost those games. Theyre not pointing any fingers because they know that we win as a team and lose as a team. Theyre not happy with it.Alonsos two-run eighth inning laser pinch double Tuesday lifted the As to victory. Alonsos broken-bat double in the first scored Danny Valencia and Stephen Vogt.A totally different swing in a totally different situation, but it got the job done and thats what matters, Alonso said. In this game, sometimes youd rather by lucky than good. It worked out for me yesterday. Today was a new day and it worked out. The bat died a hero.As rookie left-hander Sean Manaea (5-9) picked up his first career road victory, retiring 13 of the final 14 batters he faced in five scoreless innings, striking out five and walking one. Manaea, who had not pitched since Aug. 29 when he left in the fourth inning with a strained left rhomboid, was removed after 67 pitches. The As acquired Manaea from the Royals in July 2015 as part of the Ben Zobrist trade.I dont think about those things, Manaea said of facing his former club. It was great seeing those guys again and doing well against them makes everything better.Yordano Ventura (10-11) threw 39 pitches, 28 after two outs, in a three-run third. Ventura retired the first two batters and then gave up five consecutive hits, two of them doubles. Semiens double scored Alonso and Ryon Healy. Bruce Maxwells single scored Semien.I was trying to be a little too fine and I was falling behind in the count, Ventura said through an interpreter.Ventura was pulled after 4 1/3 innings, giving up five runs on seven hits, four walks, a hit batter and two wild pitches. He has yielded 17 hits and nine runs in 11 1/3 innings in losing his past two starts.Khris Davis delivered a two-out two-run eighth inning single and scored on Healys single to cap off the scoring.Oakland relievers John Axford, Liam Hendriks and Chris Smith held the Royals to one single the final four innings. The As bullpen has restricted the Royals to one run and three hits over 12 1/3 innings in the first three games.Manaea did a great job of pitching, as did their whole staff, Yost said. You know, Ventura was out there competing his tail off. 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He spent most of the season with Triple-A Omaha, where he hit .254 and swiped 17 bases in 22 attempts.TRAINERS ROOMAthletics: RHP Sonny Gray (strained forearm) threw a 20-pitch bullpen session and could appear in a game before the season ends. The look on his face and the intensity in which he threw suggests that he wants to pitch, As manager Bob Melvin said. Obviously, well be careful and make sure that every step along the way hes healthy, but theres a good chance, at this point, well get him in a game or two. . RHP J.B. Wendelken (forearm tightness) was unavailable.UP NEXTAthletics: RHP Daniel Mengden, who is 0-2 with a 10.57 ERA in two September starts, faces the Royals for the first time.Royals: RHP Edinson Volquez, who has won his past three decisions against the As, starts the series finale. Custom Washington Wizards Jerseys . Self was acquired from the Buffalo Bandits in a trade for Alex Hill midway through last season, and made his debut in Rochester on March 16, 2013. 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He claimed wickets in batches to finish with 5 for 43 as Sri Lankan XI were bowled out for 229 on the the opening day of their three-day fixture. Meanwhile, Nathan Lyon, the offspinner, went for 72 in 13 wicketless overs.But it is unlikely that Australia will depose senior spinner Lyon given his good returns through the recent home summer. OKeefes success, though, may breed confidence in a potential dual-spin attack as the team is likely to encounter pitches that are significantly drier than this surface. Mitchell Starc and Jackson Bird took two wickets each, and Mitchell Marsh one, before Joe Burns struck an unbeaten half-century in the evening session. The visitors ended the day on 127 for the loss of Shaun Marsh for 47.For the Sri Lankan XI, Milinda Siriwardana composed a measured half-century to boost his chances of being in the Test squad, although a century may have all but sealed his berth. He shared the innings biggest stand of 101, for the fourth wicket, with Asela Gunaratne, who struck 58.Chaturanga de Silva was Lyons major tormentor in the second session, as he clubbed 10 fours on his way to a 59-ball 49. Dasun Shanaka - de Silvas partner in a rapid seventh-wicket partnership worth 75 - fell to Steve Smiths second exceptional slip catch of the day; Smith climbed high and fast to his right to end Shanakas innings at 39. The Sri Lankans attempted to attack both spinners through much of the day, but OKeefe proved difficult to hit away. Kelly Oubre Jr. Jersey. They came out pretty aggressively, but I guess when guys do that youve got a chance to get wickets, OKeefe said after play. It gives you confidence to come out the back end of that well. You expect it on a day one wicket that has a bit of grass and not much turn.Smith had starred in OKeefes first dismissal as well, moving towards the leg side in anticipation of Gunaratnes fine paddle to complete a sharp take. OKeefe had Shehan Jayasuriya caught at short midwicket in the same over and later, dismissed Shanaka, de Silva and Dilhara Fernando in quick succession, to close out the innings.The Australians seamers largely attacked the stumps, but also troubled the batsmen in short outside off-stump bursts by using the pace and seam movement on offer. Bird and Marsh had their victims caught behind the wicket, while Starc had a top-order batsman lbw, and later snuck a full delivery through the defences of a tailender.Arriving at the crease after tea, the Australian openers made quick gains against the new ball, finding the offside boundaries regularly as Nisala Tharaka - who is returning from injury - proved wayward. Left-armer Vimukthi Perera, and Dilhara Fernando were more disciplined, but neither came close to making an early breakthrough.Jayasuriya was the best of the Sri Lankan spinners, bowling Marsh for 47 after the openers had made 97 together. 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The Rockies wished him well on the teams Twitter account as he works toward a return for spring training in February.My understanding is that I will be physically ready to have a normal spring training, and I greatly look forward to the upcoming season, Bettis said. The Rockies and the MLBPA have been great, and I truly appreciate the care and support shown by (general manager) Jeff Bridich to both me and my family.The 27-year-old Bettis was 14-8 with a 4.79 ERA last season. He figures to be an integral part of the 2017 starting rotation under first-year Colorado manager Bud Black.Bettis was a second-round pick by the Rockies in 2010. Sergi Roberto Jersey . -- James Young couldnt wait to apply those tweaks to his jump shot, and the first one he made against UT Arlington told him it could be a good night. Yerry Mina Jersey .ca look back at each of the Top 10 stories of 2013. 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These games will include League of Legends, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Overwatch, Heroes of the Storm and Smite, mixing together squads from both Apex and Dignitas.We aim to be the most dominant, winning franchise across the [esports] space, 76ers CEO Scott ONeil told ESPN in an interview about his teams new venture. I think having the opportunity to put some real resources behind an unbelievable, rapidly growing property will be amazing.ONeil, who also serves as CEO for the NHLs New Jersey Devils and the Prudential Center, has lofty ambitions, which were clear throughout the course of the interview. Putting money behind Dignitas, one of esports oldest organizations, will likely elevate the organization that has fallen behind in certain esports -- mainly due to a lack of financial bidding power -- over the past few years.The 76ers and ONeil first began to court an opportunity in esports in 2015, when they first met ODEE, who has worked in the space as the head of Team Dignitas since 2003. ONeil said that ODEE gave them a personal view of an industry that had already piqued their interest. After assessing their options, both ONeil and the 76ers believed that acquiring Team Dignitas was the right move.In a space thats changing rapidly, to have a solid, strong, confident voice in ODEE was really comforting, ONeil said. He approached the partnership with a very long-term approach like we did, very focused on understanding that the landscape changing as rapidly as it is. He was looking for a partner capable of bringing real resources. He was looking for partner with whom he could build a dominant, championship-winning team.But despite ODEEs strong reputation aamong the business, hiring Slan and acquiring Apex comes with baggage. Paco Alcacer Jersey. Slan is best known for his time as the manager of Team Coast, which he co-owned with his father, David Slan. During his time with Coast from 2013 until it was sold to NRG Esports in 2015, that organizations reputation plummeted, as it made ill-advised roster moves and had a knack for being involved numerous disputes, which were later published. In 2016, Slan and his father launched a new esports team, called Team Apex.Richardson said that working with the Slan and acquiring Apex from his father was ODEEs suggestion. ODEE had worked with the Slans in the past as a colleague during Team Dignitas time in the League Championship Series and recently gave his teams Challenger Series spot to Apex in April.Richardson, however, said his main motivation to work with Slan came after seeing his history of finding talent in League of Legends, where Coast has qualified for the League Championship Series with multiple different lineups.Michael Slan at Apex has a unique ability to find top talent, Richardson said. Working with ODEE in the Dignitas culture is going to make great things happen for him and our LCS team.For ONeil and Richardson, they both said they want to make Team Dignitas the most prestigious option for potential players in the esports world, something the organization has never been able to accomplish alone.We have to very clearly communicate that Dignitas is the best place in the world for players to play seriously, where they have the opportunity to build really amazing careers, be well compensated and have all the things they need to be the best, Richardson said.As ONeil added, We have experience in terms of creating an environment where athletes excel and develop. If you talk to any of our players at the New Jersey Devils or Philadelphia 76ers, youll find its an incredible experience for them, and we have no doubt we can build on that for players who commit to Team Dignitas. 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He appeared to have little concern about his health when talking Tuesday, his second straight practice in which he did positional drills after the Jets were off Monday.Hes got to get into some football shape, Bowles said. They werent tackling or really hitting him. He was about three-quarters speed. We look forward to him getting better. If he doesnt have any setbacks (Thursday), then well move forward.New York plays its second preseason game Friday night at Washington, and Bowles wouldnt rule out Forte to play -- but sounded as though it would be unlikely.Hell warm up, the coach said. Chances are slim, though.Its more likely that Forte, as long as he has no setbacks, will make his debut against the Giants next week in the third game, when most of the starters play into the second half and then sit out the final preseason game.Defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson could see his first game action against the Redskins after fully participating in practice for the second straight day. He has been working his way back from a broken right leg, suffered in last seasons finale against Buffalo.Im feeling good, Wilkerson said. I felt better than I did yesterday, so thats a good thing.A first-time Pro Bowl selection last season, Wilkerson is one of the key parts of Bowles defense and they are guarding against rushing him back.Bowles said Wilkerson has a better chance than Forte of playing. The defensive end was happy to be able to take the next step in his rehabilitation while participating in team drills in consecutive days.I got to hit some of the offensive linemen and get back in the groove, Wilkerson said. Im just going to take it one day at a time.New York will be counting on a healthy Wilkerson to anchor a defensive line that is an overwhelming strength of this Jets team. Along with Wilkerson, Sheldon Richardson, Leonard Williams and Steve McLendon make up one of the NFLs top units heading into the season.We could be great, Wilkerson said. Weve just got to keep on pushing each other, keep competing, and each and every week, go out and dominate.Meanwhile, cornerback Dexter McDougle re-injured a hamstring Tuesday and didnt practice Wednesday. Bowles was uncertain of the severity of the injury.Safety Doug Middleton (leg) and running backs Dominique Williams (concussion) and Romar Morris (shoulder) did not practice. Right tackle Breno Giacomini (back) and wide receiver Devin Smith (knee) remain on the active/physically unable to perform list.Game notes QB Christian Hackenberg, the teams second-round draft pick in April, could make his debut against the Redskins. Thats the plan, Bowles said. Well see how it works out. Ryan Fitzpatrick, Geno Smith and Bryce Petty all saw time in the preseason opener against Jacksonville last week, but Hackenberg remained on the sideline. ... 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Saturday lunchtime on the English south coast will see the only unbeaten team in the Premier League take to the turf at the smallest ground in the division.Mauricio Pochettinos Tottenham Hotspur (5-3-0) will expect to have that record tested to the limit by a dangerous Bournemouth side at the compact 11,500-capacity Vitality Stadium.Spurs go into the latest round of Premier League matches just a point off the top of the table, with only Manchester City and Arsenal ahead of them. Nine games unbeaten at the start of a season would be a Premier League best for Tottenham.That impressive start to the campaign has come despite a reduced preseason. Spurs players completed more European Championship minutes in the summer break than any other squad in the division. Theyve also been built on the bedrock of a strong defence.But Pochettinos side continue to draw too many games -- as was also the case last season when such results denied them a genuine shot at their first top-flight title in over a half century.Last weekends 1-1 draw with West Bromwich Albion was another such example.Dele Allis classy late finish rescued Spurs from defeat, but ultimately the result saw more points dropped in a game the Lilywhites had dominated. However, a win Saturday and Pochettino would see his team go top of the league -- for a few hours at least.Its a big motivation for us to finish the game and take the three points to be top of the table, he said. Better motivation is impossible. The motivation has been very good on the training ground. Our players are very focused and its a good opportunity to see us at the top of the table. Klim Kostin Jersey. First of all we need to win the game. In front (of us), we have a very good team and a great manager like Eddie Howe so it will be a very tough game.Spurs profligate finishing was also on show in midweek as they failed to make first-half dominance count against Bayer Leverkusen in the Champions League. They were instead grateful for a resolute defence and an astonishing display by goalkeeper Hugo Lloris in the second half to send the team back to England with a scoreless draw and a point.Further poor finishing is likely to be punished in the early Saturday kick-off by Howes Cherries (3-2-3). The south-coast club are in strong form of their own, having picked up three good results on the bounce and demolishing Hull City 6-1 a week ago.However, Bournemouths open and attacking style of play appears to suit Spurs, who brushed them aside twice last season, racking up an aggregate scoreline of 8-1 across the two league meetings. Howe is aware of how much of a test Saturdays game will be for his improving team.Whenever one of the best teams in the country comes down its a chance for us to pit our wits against them, he said. Theyre an outstanding team, probably the best team we played last season, so it will be a good test for us.A win for Bournemouth would be their first home victory against a London opponent in six attempts since their promotion to the Premier League. Cheap Soccer Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Hockey Jerseys Nike NFL Jerseys China Cheap Nike MLB Jerseys China Wholesale Baseball Jerseys China Wholesale College Jerseys Cheap Jerseys From China Wholesale Jerseys Near Me Cheap Jerseys Online Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys Authentic Cheap Soccer Jerseys China Cheap NCAA Jerseys Authentic Cheap Nike NBA Jerseys Cheap NHL Jerseys Authentic MLB Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Throwback Jerseys Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China ' ' ' 
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