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RIO DE JANEIRO -- After Claressa Shields won her opening fight at the Olympics on Wednesday, she stood in the concession area of the arena speaking with Sue Jaye Johnson. Starlin Castro Jersey . The two hugged and Shields introduced Johnson as her aunt. While theres no actual familial relation, its understandable since the two have spent a considerable amount of time together during the past few years. Johnson profiled Shields life as a boxer in Flint, Michigan in a January 2012 photo essay for The New York Times Magazine and then produced radio features on her for NPR and WNYC. She followed those up as the executive producer for the award-winning documentary, T-Rex: Her Fight for Gold, along with directors Drea Cooper and Zackary Canepari, that showcased Shields highs and lows in her historic quest to become the first woman boxer to win Olympic gold in London. Now Shields, 21, returns to defend her title and become the first American boxer to win consecutive Olympic golds, and Johnson will once again be in the crowd to bear witness. What follows is a conversation with Johnson on the making of T-Rex and Shields journey. Connie Aitcheson: How did you become aware of Claressa? Sue Jaye Johnson: I had started boxing myself, and it transformed so many things for me. I had this idea that it was about the practice of dealing with fear and overcoming it, so I thought I would do a photo project about that. I began photographing all these women at the Golden Gloves gym, and it wasnt about fear for them. And then it occurred to me that 2012 was the first year that women were going to box [in the Olympics] and this personal history of mine was intersecting with history.So I started thinking about how to make a film specifically about Claressa, and the Olympics was coming up fast. I said to myself, Well you need about $30,000 to go to the Olympics. Youre going to have to go to Flint and do everything with her for the next five months. And crap, I have two kids. Thats not going to happen in time.And just about the same time Zack and Drea were doing this pilot for MTV about girl boxers and they called me up and said, Hey, we want to go interview Claressa. And they emailed me over the weekend after they shot with her, and said, We are ready to drop everything and make a feature film about her. Im like, Do you have children? [She laughs]. They said, We have enough capital to start shooting right now. We can get us to where we need to go. We can start a campaign to get to London. Its as if the universe was setting this one up in such a big way. Zack and Drea and I had never even worked together. We didnt meet until we were on the set shooting. But we felt we needed to do this together and make it work.CA: Claressa was open to this? SJJ: Mostly Jason [Jason Crutchfield, her former coach] said, Were going to do this. Jason knew how great they were and how it was going to go down. They were both really frustrated by the lack of attention they were getting and toiling away in obscurity. So Jason said, Yeah, I want everyone to know this whole thing. I think he also wanted people to know his contribution. He would go pick her up in the middle of the night when she needed it, or he would see her walking to school at six in the morning by herself and give her a ride. She was basically a feral child in the streets of Flint.CA: Was she the most gifted athlete that he had seen? SJJ: I wont necessarily say athlete, but hes like, Yeah, shes got some fire. He was not looking for a girl. He was actually disparaging of girls, but he quickly saw that she was catching on. I mean hes training kids all the time and has had years and years of kids passing through there, so he can tell when somebody fits.CA: I think in the film, she says something about staying at the gym later or longer for the attention, but it kind of morphed into something else. SJJ: It was her safe space. It was her only safe space. When I first met her, she was living in Flint with her aunt. She was in this bedroom with all this stuff -- boxes and boxes of stuff. There was this little bit of room for her that shes sharing with cousins. I thought, Oh my God, heres this phenomenal athlete and nobody here knows that. They dont know how much they need to be taking care of her. So the disconnect between her family life and her potential was so huge.CA: There are parts of the film where the camera is on her face for two seconds longer than normal. One example is at the table with her mother and stepmother talking about going to London, and it just stays on her. Was that deliberate to show us her thinking process? SJJ: Shes so quick. She processes stuff so fast -- except when it comes to family. Shes so loyal. That was such a bad idea to bring her mom and stepmom. Her mom hadnt even driven the 40 minutes to Detroit to ever see her fight. But its a beautiful intention to have her mom there.CA: How do you maintain distance? Or do you maintain distance when you see something going down? That is not over the edge per se, but is deliberately wrong. SJJ: Theres no right answer. We try to be out of the frame, but wed have these conversations that would go on for days about stuff -- including should her mom come to the Olympics or not. That would happen on camera, and then we would wrap shooting and would still be talking about it. But everybody was always themselves and said what was on their minds - especially Claressa and Jason.CA: I think one of the things that pulled me into the film was this young woman navigating her high school prom and her boyfriend and also the world of boxing. You see her growing up and maturing, but shes also just trying to be a girl. Did she ever say, No you cant show this side of me because Im this boxer? SJJ: Shes going to do whatever she wants to do, but shes a little more conscious of stuff like her hair and makeup now. There are some photos that we have in our press kit and she said, Nah, these photos have to go. I look way too rough in these. It doesnt look like how she really looks or what she wants to project because thats not who she is. Shell say, I look that way in the ring, but Im not that person. Its something that she fights against. You see that smile. Shes perfect with that million dollar smile. But she isnt a girly girl either. You saw her superman socks [referring to the socks Claressa wore after the fight.]CA: Where would you rank her in the history of female athletes? SJJ: Im not the person to ask, but Im not alone in saying that she is probably one of the best boxers to ever exist, and her goal is to convince everybody of that. Who knows whatll happen when she goes pro. Is there competition with women in her weight class? Will she get a chance to prove herself against others who will come out of the woodwork? Who knows, but shell have a long career.CA: What about you? What will you do? SJJ: Im writing this novel about South Africa, and Ive been working with this group called Rock Girl, taking high school girls on road trips to train them in radio and photography. These girls document their stories and just connect in this sacred safe space and amplify their voices. I keep looking for other Rock Girls. I mean, what are good examples in magazines for girls? Why do you think girls arent interested in whats happening in Nigeria? Why are we talking about fashion again? OK, lets do some fashion, but lets get real too. Lewis Brinson Jersey . The defending champion beat Gael Monfils of France 7-6 (6), 6-3, while second-seeded Andy Murray of Britain dispatched Edouard Roger-Vasselin, also of France, 6-3, 6-3. Making his first appearance since injuring his wrist a month ago, Del Potro had difficulty with his service games in the first set. Justin Bour Jersey .  The 19-year-old Olsen played 34 games with the Kelowna Rockets of the WHL this season. In that time, hes recorded 17 goals and 17 assists with 36 penalty minutes. http://www.marlinsteamproshop.com/Marlins-Bryan-Holaday-Kids-Jersey/ . P.A. Parenteau scored early in the third period to help the Avs edge Toronto 2-1 on Tuesday night. Cory Sarich also scored for Colorado (3-0-0), which is off to its best ever start. MIAMI -- The first time Jose Fernandez faced Aledmys Diaz on Thursday, the St. Louis Cardinals slugger fouled the first pitch off with a mighty swing.I told him, `Really? Youre going to swing first pitch like that? Fernandez said. That swing had a lot of bad intentions.It was a sign of things to come. Diaz homered, doubled and drove in three runs in the first-ever meeting between the two childhood pals from Cuba, helping the Cardinals beat the Miami Marlins 5-4.Fernandez fell behind 5-0, departed after five innings and dropped to 26-2 at Marlins Park.I made some mistakes and they took advantage. Thats on me, he said. Every time you get four runs and have your ace on the mound, you should expect to win.Miamis Dee Gordon, the 2015 NL batting and stolen bases champion, returned from an 80-game suspension for failing a drug test and went 0 for 4. Ichiro Suzuki doubled as a pinch hitter in the seventh for Miami and needs two hits for 3,000.Michael Wacha (6-7) allowed three runs in six innings, and three relievers completed an eight-hitter. Seung Hwan Oh pitched around a one-out single in the ninth for his seventh save.Diaz and Matt Holliday homered in the third inning against Fernandez (12-5), who had never previously given up more than one homer in a home game.That was a lot of fun to compete against my buddy, Diaz said. I just tried to be aggressive with him, hes such a great pitcher.Fernandezs only other loss at Marlins Park came on opening day this year against Detroit.Diaz and Fernandez were neighbors growing up in Santa Clara, Cuba, and the Cardinals enjoyed their reunion. Fernandez walked Jeremy Hazelbaker to start the third inning, and Diaz followed with his 14th homer.This guy wants to hit it 10,000 feet, Fernandez said. Hes helping his team win. You cant get mad about that.Two batters later, Holliday hit his 18th homer just inside the right-field foul pole, prompting a rueful grin from Fernandez. The outing was his shortest since May 4.The Cardinals homered in 17 consecutive games before being blanked in that department Wednesday.Hazelbaker tripled annd Diaz drove in a run with a double, his 25th, in the Cardinals two-run fifth. Brad Ziegler Jersey. UNDER SIEGEMarcell Ozell hit comebackers off Wacha (right foot) and Oh (left buttocks). Both stayed in the game. Its the third game in a row Wacha has been hit on the right foot.Its got a bulls-eye on it, Wacha said.BALK REVERSALThe umpires said they erroneously reversed a balk call, taking a Cardinals run off the board in the second inning.With runners at second and third and two out, Fernandez was about to intentionally walk No. 8 hitter Kolten Wong when third base umpire D.J. Reyburn called a balk. Fernandez protested, and after the four umpires conferred, they reversed the call and decided there was no balk.Wacha struck out to end the inning and keep the game scoreless. After the game, crew chief John Hirshbeck reviewed video and decided Reyburns balk call had been correct.D.J. called it from third, and I thought I saw (Fernandez) step off with his right foot, Hirshbeck said. I overruled D.J. with what I thought I saw. He was right, I was wrong.SUZUKI UPDATESuzuki received a standing ovation when he pinch-hit, and he responded with his 350th career double, raising his season average to .335. He has started only one of seven games on the homestand.I dont think hes searching to make this about him, Marlins manager Don Mattingly said. I think hes comfortable with the way were playing it.CARDINALS ROTATIONCardinals LHP Jaime Garcia will start Saturday on four days rest, manager Mike Matheny said. Garcia threw 77 pitches Tuesday, when he gave up two earned runs in five innings and lost to the Mets.TRAINERS ROOMRHP Lance Lynn, who underwent Tommy John surgery in November, threw to hitters again Thursday, and the Cardinals havent ruled out his return this season.UP NEXTCardinals RHP Mike Leake (7-8, 4.24), who is scheduled to start Friday, is 3-0 with an 0.44 ERA in three starts at Marlins Park. RHP Jose Urena (1-2, 5.34) will start for Miami. 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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Tiger Woods decided against playing in the Safeway Open this week, but he nonetheless was hitting golf balls Tuesday a few hours down the road in California as a part of a clinic he conducted at Monterey Peninsula Country Club near Pebble Beach. Nyheim Hines Jersey .Woods, 40, who said his game was vulnerable and not where it needs to be in announcing his change of heart about playing his first tournament in more than 14 months, was giving the clinic as part of the Tiger Woods Invitational, a three-day event that raises funds for his foundation.Woods hit a variety of shots, and appeared to be at ease although perhaps not swinging at full speed. He answered questions, including one about his clubs in which he said equipment companies have been sending him product to test in the aftermath of Nike Golf getting out of the club-making business. He was using Nike equipment during the clinic. Pierre Desir Jersey . -- The goal posts lying flat on the field, Arizonas fans lingered on the field, congregating around the locker room entrance nearly 30 minutes after rushing out of the stands. Matt Slauson Jersey . -- Edmontons Val Sweeting is two wins away from a trip to Winnipeg to play in Canadas Road of the Rings in December. http://www.coltsfansshop.com/Colts-Johnny-Unitas-Draft-Jersey/ . "Hes going to have hip surgery on Jan. 7, and hell be expected to rehabilitate for four to six months beyond that," Canucks general manager Mike Gillis said Friday in an interview. Kell Brook insists he would love to fight Canelo Alvarez once he has fully recovered from injury.Brook suffered a fractured right eye socket and a first professional defeat of his career when he was stopped in the fifth round of their world title fight by WBA Super, WBC and IBF middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin earlier this month.The Briton, a welterweight world champion who stepped up two weight divisions to fight GGG, is due to have surgery Friday and will need a recovery period but he is already targeting a fight with Mexican Alvarez at super-welterweight on his return.Id love that fight with Canelo. I just want to be in those big fights. I had a taste with the Golovkin fight and the attention around it is exciting for a fighter to be in, Brook told Sky Sports News.I went down to see the surgeons and they wanted to plan it right and look into everything. Theyre looking to put a titanium plate in the eye but theyre looking at other materials.Theyre not rushing it but it looks like this Friday. Im more scared of getting put to sleep than I was of getting in with Golovkin. Marlon Mack Jersey. They said itd be a good few months before I can start sparring again. Its a break so youre looking at six to eight weeks before sparring. I only start sparring when Im four weeks away from a fight anyway. Im going to make sure I listen to them, take things slowly.I think 154lbs would be more my weight class. I need to get back training and see if I could make 147lbs healthily -- thats also a possibility because Im a world champion at 147lbs.The Sheffield fighter may have to wait a little longer for a shot at Alvarez than he would like after it was confirmed the lineal middleweight champion suffered a fracture in his right thumb when he?stopped Englands Liam Smith last Saturday.While Alvarez does not need surgery, Golden Boy promotions said he would be unable to fight again in 2016.The 26-year-old also made public his desire to fight Golovkin next, having hit back at claims that he had ducked a bout with GGG.? 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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Hit your snooze button. Jae Crowder Jersey .The College Football Playoff selection committee kept No. 1 Alabama, No. 2 Ohio State, No. 3 Michigan and No. 4 Clemson in the same spots as last week in its fourth CFP ranking of the season, but Louisville sank from No. 5 to No. 11, and new No. 5 Washington took its spot on the bubble heading into the Apple Cup on Friday against Washington State.The Huskies were followed by No. 6 Wisconsin and No. 7 Penn State, showing that No. 8 Oklahoma still has some work to do -- and needs some upsets to happen -- in order to move up. The Sooners earned their first win of the season against a ranked opponent Saturday at West Virginia, but it clearly wasnt enough to sway the committee to bump OU ahead of the two-loss Big Ten teams.The Sooners and No. 12 USC have been two of the hottest teams in the country in recent weeks, with OU winning eight straight and the Trojans winning seven straight, but they remain on the outside looking in. Its certainly possible that could change in the next two weeks, but the committee has made it clear again, in this particular snapshot, that both teams still need some help.In the Group of 5, one-loss No. 19 Boise State and two-loss No. 20 Houston were both ahead of undefeated No. 21 Western Michigan, again underscoring the committees emphasis on strength of schedule over an undefeated record. No. 25 Navy was also ranked this week after clinching the American Athletic Conference West Division.Heres what the bracket would look like today:As for the other major bowls, heres a projection based on the current ranking:The Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual gets the Pac-12 champ, which in this case would be No. 5 Washington. Since the Big Ten champ (assuming its either Ohio State or Michigan in this case) and another Big Ten team are in a semifinal, the Rose Bowl would choose the next highest-ranked Big Ten team, which would be No. 6 Wisconsin.The Allstate Sugar Bowl is guaranteed the Big 12 champ, which would be No. 8 Oklahoma, but because SEC champ Alabama is in the semifinal, it would take the next highest-ranked SEC team, No. 13 Auburn.The Capital One Orange Bowl is guaranteed the ACC champion, but because Clemson is in a semifinal, it would take the next highest-ranked team, which would be No. 11 Louisville. The Orange Bowl then chooses the next highest-ranked team from the SEC, Big Ten or Notre Dame. In this case, it would be No. 7 Penn State.The highest-ranked Group of 5 conference champion is guaranteed a spot in a New Years Six bowl, so No. 19 Boise State would go to the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic based on todays ranking. The reality of the situation, though, is that Boise State still needs Wyoming to lose at New Mexico on Saturday to win the Mountain Wests Mountain Division. If that doesnt happen, it opens the door for a team such as Western Michigan. The Cotton Bowl would then get the highest-ranked at-large team, which would be No. 9 Colorado.Heres what the New Years Six could look like, based on todays rankings:Dec. 308 p.m. ET: Capital One Orange Bowl: No. 7 Penn State vs. No. 11 LouisvilleDec. 313 p.m. or 7 p.m. ET: College Football Playoff semifinal at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl: No. 1 Alabama vs. No. 4 Clemson3 p.m. or 7 p.m. ET: College Football Playoff semifinal at the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl: No. 2 Ohio State vs. No. 3 MichiganJan. 21 p.m. ET: Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic: No. 9 Colorado vs. No. 19 Boise State5 p.m. ET: Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual: No. 6 Wisconsin vs. No. 5 Washington8:30 p.m. ET: Allstate Sugar Bowl: No. 8 Oklahoma vs. No. 13 Auburn Dante Exum Jersey .2 billion agreement with Rogers Communications for the leagues broadcast and multimedia rights. Jeff Hornacek Jersey . The parade and rally were held to celebrate the Saskatchewan Roughriders 45-23 win over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on Sunday in the CFLs championship game. http://www.officialjazzauthenticstore.com/kids-pete-maravich-jazz-jersey/ . All of the scoring came in the final 20:04. Lucic scored on a power play at 15:46 of the third period, when he tipped a shot over Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen for a 3-1 lead. EDMONTON, Alberta -- Patrik Laine has scored a lot of big goals in his first NHL season, including a few game-winners.His latest was anything but.Laine shot the puck into his own net midway through the third period, costing the Winnipeg Jets in a 3-2 loss to the Edmonton Oilers on Sunday night.Edmontons Mark Letestu was credited with his second goal of the game when Laine fired the rebound of Letestus slap shot directly into his own wide-open cage.I think everybody saw what happened. Thats my comments, said the Finnish rookie, who has 17 goals in his first 32 NHL games. It was just a bad position for me. An unfortunate goal.Captain Blake Wheeler put an arm around Laine to console him when he returned to the bench.Hes 18 years old. He feels terrible, Wheeler said. These things happen. Ive done it many times.Oscar Klefbom also scored and Cam Talbot made 29 saves for the Oilers.Mathieu Perreault and Chris Thorburn had goals for the Jets, who have now lost four straight games. Connor Hellebuyck stopped 27 shots.Winnipeg started the scoring with 5:10 left in the first period. Bryan Littles tip went off the post, but Perreault got two whacks at it, eventually sweeping it in past Talbot.Edmonton came close late in the first on a power play, but Jordan Eberles one-timer hit the crossbar behind Hellebuyck.The Oilers tied the game about two minutes into the second period when a huge rebound from Tyler Pitlicks shot came to Klefbom, who hammered in his fifth of the season.Winnipeg regained the lead with 8 minutes to play in the second when Thorburn scored on a nice feed in front from Marko Dano.Edmontonn appeared to pull even again two minutes later, but Zack Kassians breakaway goal was overturned for offsides on review. Alec Burks Jersey. The Oilers made it 2-2 2:28 into the third period on the power play when Connor McDavid set up Letestu for a goal in front.That set up Edmontons fortunate break, when Laine one-timed the puck with some authority into his own cage. Laine appeared surprised when the rebound of Letestus shot came his way, quickly putting a second hand on his stick and smacking at the puck, possibly in an attempt to clear it out of the zone.Every guy in the National Hockey Leagues got a goal like that, Winnipeg coach Paul Maurice said. Every defenseman, it goes in off them, so he has a story to tell.Five of Letestus six goals this season have come against Winnipeg.I cant really explain it, Letestu said. The puck just goes in on certain nights. I think its just coincidental that its been against this team. A really lucky third goal and on the power play, Connor (McDavid) finds me in a good spot.Game notes It was the third and final meeting between the two teams this season. The Oilers won both previous games in Winnipeg, shutting out the Jets 3-0 at the Heritage Classic in October, and then won the second game 6-3 to start December. ... Winnipegs Brandon Tanev leads all NHL rookies in hits, coming into the contest with 74 in 30 games.UP NEXTJets: Are off until Thursday night, when they host Florida.Oilers: Remain at home to play Columbus on Tuesday night. 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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In her early days in the United States, Australian basketball player Erin Phillips recalls feeling like maybe she was inadvertently getting away with something. Fernando Valenzuela Jersey . The portions of food served here seemed ... well, out of proportion. At first she would wonder, Shouldnt I have to pay more for this?For the most part, though, Phillips acclimated well to the United States, which has been the case for a lot of the Aussies who have come here to play in the WNBA. And as the league celebrates its 20th anniversary season, we should take time to celebrate the many players who contributed to the success of the league-- even though the United States wasnt their home.The Australians, in particular, have had a significant impact on the WNBA. From the most decorated of the Aussies -- three-time MVP Lauren Jackson -- to even those who spent only a brief time in the league, the contributions from Down Under have made a difference.Twenty-seven native-born Australians have played in the WNBA, along with five others who were born elsewhere but have Aussie citizenship. This season, there are five active Australians in the league: Phillips (Dallas), Penny Taylor (Phoenix), Rebecca Allen (New York), Jenna OHea (Seattle) and Abby Bishop (Seattle). Its an Olympic year, meaning other Aussies are sitting out the WNBA season to train with their national team, the Opals. But some of them will be back in the WNBA next year.Maybe culturally we adapt because its similar, Phillips said of how successfully many of the Australians have adjusted to life in the United States. Having played in Europe, that was harder for me. I think theres probably almost a taste of home in America, a home away from home. I think its a key component of why we feel so comfortable here.There have been some exceptions, including center Liz Cambage, who was drafted No. 2 by Tulsa in 2011 but has played in only 53 WNBA games.The Tulsa Shock are now the Dallas Wings, and Phillips is in her first season with that organization. She already had a home in McKinney, Texas, so it was pretty much a perfect fit for her.But Phillips has been a good fit on all five WNBA teams that she has played on, starting with Connecticut, where she was drafted in 2005 and debuted 2006.Phillips has been on two WNBA championship teams -- Indiana in 2012 and Phoenix in 2014 -- and shell be on this years Australian Olympic team.She recalls that when the Sun first picked her, Phillips -- who is from the Melbourne suburb of Carlton -- went to the atlas to make sure exactly where Connecticut was.I didnt think I would get that kind of opportunity, Phillips said. I just thought America was too far.But like so many of her compatriots, Phillips got used to that. The Aussies in the leagues early years helped pave the way.Phoenix Mercury coach Sandy Brondello was raised on a sugarcane farm outside the coastal town of McKay in Queensland. She learned to play basketball on a grass and dirt court in her yard.Someone taught me a jump shot at the age of 14, and thats what I practiced all the time, Brondello said. I grew up living in the country, but the basketball was good in our area. We had some really talented players and coaches, and they mentored me.She made the Australian national team at 16, and went to the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra when she was 17. Shes been a frequent traveler ever since.Brondello came to play in the WNBA in 1998 as part of the first real wave of Aussies. Six of them arrived in the league that year, all following the first Aussie pioneer, Michele Timms, who started with Phoenix when the WNBA launched in 1997.Brondello had been a professional basketball player for well over a decade before joining the then-Detroit Shock in 1998, including a long stay in Germany where she met her husband, fellow coach Olaf Lange.Competing in the WNBA was a new test that Timms, Brondello, and fellow Aussies like Tully Bevilaqua and Kristi Harrower were eager to face. Even if the WNBA was just getting off the ground, the Aussies still believed in it.I felt like Id proven myself over in Europe, said Brondello, who in total would play 18 years professionally. I had visited Michele in Phoenix and was amazed at the support that they had and the level of play. I wanted to challenge myself against the best.In 2001, three Australians were picked in the first round of the WNBA draft, two of whom became major stars in the league: No. 1 overall selection Jackson, and No. 11 pick Taylor.The only thing that ever stopped Jackson was injuries; the accumulation of them finally ended her career this year at age 35. Jackson had not played a full season in the WNBA since 2010, when she led Seattle to its second league championship.This week, Storm fans will get to say a proper thank you to Jackson, who is not just the best Aussie, but on the short list of best womens players in the history of basketball. Seattle will retire Jacksons No. 15 jersey on Friday as the Storm face the Mystics at KeyArena.Jackson, from Albury, Australia, is the daughter of two basketball players and was a standout almost as soon as she first picked up a ball. The 6-foot-5 Jackson played 10 full seasons and parts of two others in the WNBA, averaging 18.9 points, 7.7 rebounds and 1.8 blocked shots for her career.She raised the bar, Phillips said. And just the way she played, with so much aggression and passion. I dont think Ive ever seen anybody who just wanted to win so badly every time they stepped on the court. What shes done for basketball in Australia is unmeasurable.Taylor, though, is actually the Aussie who has the most WNBA titles, with three in her 13-season career. A Melbourne native, Taylor started in Cleveland, but is now in her 10th year in Phoenix, where she is beloved by the X-Factor, the Mercurys fan base.In some ways, Taylor best exemplifies the more difficult personal sacrifices that the Aussie players have faced in their global basketball pursuits. During her years playing in the WNBA, both of her parents have passed away. Shes had to make the most of family time back in her home country in relatively short periods.You wont hear the Australians complain about this, because they tend not to complain about much. They brought their national team spirit to the WNBA, a get-it-done-for-each-other sense of purpose that has defined Australian basketball.The Ausies take a certain satisfaction in knowing that the WNBAs 20th anniversary would not be the same story without their contributions. They all will say, as Brondello did, that they wanted to play at the highest level. But the reality is, theyve helped make the WNBA the highest level.Thats ingrained in us right from the beginning, Phillips said. If you look at the first ones in the league, those players set the standard of, This is what youre going to get from Australians in the WNBA.We have a lot of pride in that. Our reputation is something that we want to keep strong. 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Yue Wu, Jiaqi Zheng, Yijun Feng, Tim Wang, Lily Zhang and Kanak Jha are ready to dish out some blocks, chops and lobs in Rio de Janeiro.Rio marks the first time Team USA qualified for both mens and womens full table tennis events in an Olympic setting, thanks to the games explosion of popularity from a traditionally marginalized sport in America, as well as the leftovers players assisting from China.Yue Wu is a perfect example. She was born and raised in Beijing and played professionally for the city before moving to Fort Lee, New Jersey, in 2008. The 26-year-old became a U.S. citizen in 2014. She won the 2015 Pan Am Games and earned an automatic entry to Rio this summer.Its my dream to play in the Olympics, she told ESPN.com. If I can win gold or get a medal, I think it will really help the sport in the U. Chris Taylor Jersey. . I want to help the sport grow.Indeed, table tennis has grown immensely in America. Just ask the 16-year-old Kanak Jha.Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Jha picked up his paddle at six years old. He trains at India Community Center, one of the largest table tennis clubs in the U.S. He arrives in Rio as the youngest American Olympian. He is also the first American born in the 21st century to qualify for the Games.I dont think about (age) too much, Jha said. When youre over there, it doesnt really matter how old you are.Americans have never won an Olympic medal in table tennis. This is unlikely to change in Rio, as it remains nearly impossible for any country to challenge Chinas status-quo domination in the sport. But as Jha said before heading to Rio: We will try our best. 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BOSTON -- The Texas Rangers have hit a rough stretch. Shaq Lawson Jersey . Injuries to three of their starting pitchers is starting to catch up.Brock Holt homered, Sandy Leon had three of Bostons season-high nine doubles, and the Red Sox pounded Texas pitching for 13 extra-base hits in a 12-5 victory over the Rangers Monday.Weve got to be better, Rangers manager Jeff Bannister said. Weve got to find a way to pitch it better in those games. This is a challenging time when these days do happen.The Rangers are minus starters Yu Darvish, Derek Holland and Colby Lewis -- all on the disabled list. Darvish looks closest to a return. Hes scheduled to make a rehab start for Double-A Frisco Monday.Rougned Odor hit a solo homer and two-run single for the Rangers, who have lost five of six.Nick Martinez (1-2) gave up six runs on 11 hits in 4 1/3 innings. The righty was making his third start in Darvishs spot.Got away from the game plan a little bit in the first inning and then got back to the game plan and then fell behind guys as the game went on, Martinez said.Bannister had a simpler answer what went wrong.It was a tough day for Nick, he said.Mookie Betts hit a two-run homer, Travis Shaw and Dustin Pedroia each added a solo homer for Boston, which equaled the most extra-base hits the Rangers have ever allowed. The Red Sox also put up 13 against them in Fenway Park in 2013.Leon had four hits, and David Ortiz and Hanley Ramirez each had two doubles. The Red Sox had a season-high 21 hits to win their second straight after a 21-2 rout by the Los Angeles Angels.Rick Porcello (10-2) overcame a rough first inning when he allowed four runs, improving to 7-0 in Fenway Park this season.Porcello pitched six innings, giving up the four runs and 12 hits.Trailing 4-1 in the third, Boston charged ahead with four runs. Ortiz and Ramirez each hit run-scoring doubles before Holts drive hit the top of Bostons bullpen wall and bounced in for a two-run homer.Pedroia had an RBI single in the fifth and homered into the Green Monster seats two innings later, making it 9-4.The Rangers jumped ahead 4-0 in the first when Odor hit his single, and Adrian Beltre and Jurickson Profar each had RBI singles.O-NICEOdor hit his team-leading 16th homer and had three hits and three RBI for the second time this season.BIG PAPI TIES TEDOrtiz tied former Red Sox player and Hall of Famer Ted Williams for the second-most doubles ever in Fenway Park with 319. Hall of Famer Carl Yastrzemski hit 382.NICE WARDROBEBannister came up with the idea when he first saw the schedule, and the Rangers players, coaches and staff wore patriotic-themed suits -- navy blue blazers covered with stars and red slacks -- to Boston for Independence Day.The guys seemed to have fun with it, he said. First of all, what better place to come to. I looked up where we were going for July 4. Im like: `Oh, perfect storm. Lets suit up and go have fun in Boston.TRAINERS ROOMRangers: 1B Mitch Moreland didnt play for the second straight game after being scratched Sunday with tightness in his right calf.Red Sox: Boston manager John Farrell said C Ryan Hanigan (neck strain) will be activated from the DL on Tuesday, with C Christian Vazquez optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket. . LF/C Blake Swihart (sprained left ankle) took fly balls during optional BP.UP NEXTRangers: RHP A.J. Griffin (3-0, 2.93 ERA) is set to make his third start since returning from the DL after right shoulder stiffness.Red Sox: LHP David Price (8-5, 4.74) will be looking for a better start against the Rangers. On June 24, he was tagged for 12 hits and six runs in 2 1/3 innings. Bruce Smith Jersey Andre Reed Jersey . PAUL, Minn. http://www.thebillsgearshop.com/Bills-Jordan-Mills-Draft-Jersey/ . Supported by three-run homers from Jayson Werth and Wilson Ramos, the young right-hander went seven strong innings in the Washington Nationals 8-4 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday night. A look at whats happening all around the majors Sunday:---A-ROD ANNOUNCEMENTThe Yankees will hold a news conference with Alex Rodriguez before a game against Cleveland. The Yankees did not detail the purpose of the gathering, but said general manager Brian Cashman and manager Joe Girardi will be made available following Rodriguezs news conference. The 41-year-old designated hitter has just one start and seven at-bats since July 22 as the Yankees turn toward a youth movement and is stuck at 696 career home runs. Rodriguez has a $20 million salary this year and is owed $20 million in 2017, the final season of his $275 million, 10-year contract.ANY TAKERS?Tim Lincecum has been designated for assignment by the Angels, bringing into question the professional future of the two-time Cy Young Award winner. Any team can claim the right-hander, who struggled in his return this season from left hip surgery. If he goes unclaimed, Los Angeles hopes hell accept an assignment to Triple-A.DEGROM ON A ROLLJacob deGrom (7-5, 2.41) takes a 14-inning scoreless streak into the Mets matinee against the Tigers. The right-hander has gone seven innings in his past two starts, including in a 7-1 win over the Yankees on Aug. 2. Detroit counters with Anibal Sanchez (6-11, 6.26), who is cominng off his first win as a starter since April 28. Logan Thomas Jersey. .BUMGARNER VS NATSMadison Bumgarner (10-6, 2.25) leads the Giants into the series finale of a three-game set against the Nationals. NL West-leading San Francisco has lost each of Bumgarners last four starts, including when the left-hander allowed eight runs in a 13-8 defeat at Philadelphia on Aug. 2. NL East-leading Washington sends out Tanner Roark (11-6, 3.02).DOMINANT DYLANDylan Bundy (4-3, 3.05) tries to extend a dominant stretch when Baltimore faces the White Sox. The hyped rookie has taken no-hitters into the sixth inning in two straight starts and is 2-0 with a 3.00 ERA in four games since moving into the Os rotation. Resurgent James Shields (5-13, 4.92) took a step back in his last start, allowing six runs in an 11-5 loss to Detroit.STIFLED SOXBostons offense tries to rebound against Dodgers right-hander Brandon McCarthy (2-2, 2.76) after a 3-0 loss Saturday. McCarthy has a sparkling ERA in his return from Tommy John surgery but has totaled only seven innings over his last two starts on a limited pitch count. David Price (9-7, 4.30) hasnt won for Boston since July 10. 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WIMBLEDON -- Serena Williams coach, Patrick Mouratoglou, said Saturday the show of anger in her second-round match was a good sign for the world No. Lael Collins Jersey . 1.I cannot say it is positive to break a racket, but what is positive is that she expresses that anger, that kind of refusal to lose, Mouratoglou said.After eight squandered break-point chances in a sloppy opening set against American Christina McHale?on Friday, Williams repeatedly smashed her racket to the turf on the changeover chair, then flung it behind her, where it eventually landed in the lap of a TV cameraman. Mouratoglou said it immediately ignited a spark in Williams, who was fined $10,000 for the incident.When she touches that emotion in herself, then shes able to lift her level, and thats what she did in the second set, he said. So thats why Im expecting that to happen when she needs it. When she doesnt need it, she doesnt need it. But when she needs it, she has to find it within herself.Williams, who ended up signing the racket and giving it to a courtside fan, entered Wimbledon having fallen short of the title in her past three Grand Slam tournaments. At the French Open, she lost the title match to Garbine Muguruza.I dont know what she was trying to do at the French, but clearly she didnt express her champions mind or attitude, Mouratoglou said. At the French, she was too calm. What we used to see in Serena when shes in trouble is that rage that makes her lift that level, and she couldnt find that at the French. She couldnt find it either actually at Miami or Indian Wells.I dont want to use the word disappear, because [her intensity] is there. Its just that when she doesnt reach out to that feeling or emotion, its something that is important for her, Mouratoglou added. Tennis-wise, shes playing OK. I dont see her playing as good as last year, for example. 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Sydney forward Tom Papley started the AFL season 404 goals behind Eddie Betts, but now stands alongside the Adelaide champion in a situation that would have been unthinkable six months ago.Betts, the electrifying 12-season sharpshooter and Papley, the first-year Swan, are the joint leading goalkickers in the 2016 finals series with nine apiece.Papley started with two majors in the qualifying final loss to GWS Giants, kicked a career-best four against Bettss Adelaide in a semi-final and three in the preliminary final victory over Geelong.Betts bagged six in a elimination final rout of North Melbourne and three in the loss to Sydney which ended the Crows finals campaign, which finished with the livewire forward kicking a career-best 75 goals.Papley, who was an apprentice plumber before being picked up in the 2016 rookie draft, has kicked 29 goals this season, second highest at the Swans behind Lance Frankin.Paps is in his first year of football, you forget that, Franklin told the Seven network.He kicked three this week and then last week kicked four. 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Papley, whose grandfathers Max Papley and Jeff Bray both played for South Melbourne in the 1960s, is still coming to terms with his meteoric rise.I spoke to him before the prelim last week and he was just shaking his head (when comparing) where he is now to where he was last year, Swans back Nick Smith said.You can see his excitement and hes just really enjoying his footy at the moment.For all the hoo-ha over his goalkicking exploits, Papley has always made forward pressure his biggest priority since breaking into the side.Thats what I work on the most, Papley told AAP after kicking three goals on debut in the opening round against Collingwood.If Im going to play in this side its what Im going to play for - not to kick goals, just defensive pressure.LEADING GOALKICKERS IN THE 2016 AFL FINALS SERIES*9 - Tom Papley^ (Syd), Eddie Betts (Ade)*7 - Tory Dickson^ (WB), Clay Smith^ (WB)*6 - Lance Franklin ^ (Syd), Tom Lynch (Ade)^Club still involved in finals series 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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Daniel Talia is a rarity among the Adelaide Crows: he feels sorry for Kurt Tippett. http://www.nflcardinalsrookiestore.com/Cardinals-Tyvon-Branch-Jersey/ .Sydney ruck-forward Tippett will miss Saturday nights AFL semi-final against the Crows after suffering a fractured jaw.Tippett remains a polarising figure at Adelaide, the club he left in controversial circumstances at the end of 2012.Tippetts acrimonious split led to him being suspended for 11 games and the Crows being fined $300,000 and losing draft picks for breaking AFL draft and salary cap laws. Three Adelaide officials were also banned for various periods.While most Crows still hold a grudge towards Tippett, Talia feels for his former teammate in the wake of his injury.And the Adelaide backman also sympathises with Swan Callum Mills, this years AFL Rising Star who also will miss the semi-final because of a hamstring strain.Talia himself won the award in 2012, then broke an arm in his first final.(Tippett) is a great player, and we knew that when he was here, Talia told reporters on Monday.So that is a big loss for them, as is Callum Mills.You feel for anyone who gets injured at this time of year.That happened to me after I won the Rising Star as well - broke my arm and got injured.Footy can be cruel at times.But Talia doesnt subscribe to a theory that its a good time for Adelaide to play the banged-up Swans.I dont really buy into that, he said.They are a great team, like us they have got a lot of depth. 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Attendance at Value City Arena is sliding.Three seasons removed from winning the 2013 Big Ten Tournament and four consecutive top-2 seeds in the NCAA Tournament, Ohio State has become an also receiving votes team.The 21-14 overall record belied the disappointment that was last season. The Buckeyes failed to make the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2008. Relegated to the NIT, they were bounced by Florida in the second round .However, Ohio State does have its top six performers returning from last years young team , and they will attempt to -- as guard Kam Williams puts it -- reset an elite level.I think the message for these guys has kind of been pretty basic, just in terms of weve got to get back to doing things the right way, Matta said.NOT A GOOD SIGNFirst thing was to get past the mass exodus . After the season, three members of last seasons freshman class announced they would transfer, joining another member of that 2015 recruiting class who transferred out in December.No doubt about it, the departures of those freshmen -- Austin Grandstaff (DePaul), Daniel Giddens (Alabama), Mickey Mitchell (UC Santa Barbara) and A.J. Harris (New Mexico State) -- left some holes. The excuse was the same in every case -- Ohio State just wasnt the right fit.CORE OF TALENT RETURNSForward Marc Loving, the lone senior, was the top scorer last season, averaging 14 points and 5.3 rebounds. Forwards Keita Bates-Diop (11.8 points per game, 6.4 rebounds) and JaeSean Tate (11.7, 6.4), who is now healthy after shoulder surgery, also are back. Outstannding guard JaQuan Lyle (11. http://www.nflcardinalsrookiestore.com/Cardinals-Dorian-Johnson-Jersey/. 2, 4.7) returns, along with guard Williams (8.3, 1.8) and 7-foot center Trevor Thompson (6.5, 5.1), who tested the NBA waters but didnt make the leap.I think thats a pretty good nucleus in todays day and age of college basketball -- to have six guys back, Matta said.GROWING UP FASTAfter the loss of four-fifths of last years recruiting class, the Buckeyes will need immediate production from first-year players. They include 6-foot-9 forward Derek Funderburk, 6-foot-6 forward Andre Wesson, junior-college transfer C.J. Jackson, a 6-foot-2 guard; and 6-foot-9 Micah Potter, a four-star prospect who is expected to contribute right away as the No. 2 center.TURNING IT AROUNDNobody in the program is putting the blame for the down season all on the guys who transferred out. The pat answer is that it was a variety of factors, and thats probably true. But some also are quick to say that this years squad seems to be pulling together, when some of the players last year might have been pulling in their own directions.Its a different chemistry, Tate said. That team last year, it was close. Those guys are still my brothers. But I feel that everybody is on the same page this year, everybody wants the same goal and there arent hidden agendas.A lot of the stuff that happened last year, it just made us hungrier, he said. I mean, nobody wants to go to the NIT. We had a lot of bad losses by a lot of points. A piece of humble pie. 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AUSTIN, Texas -- Fired Baylor coach Art Briles is fighting back, nearly two months after he was let go in the fallout over how the school investigated rape allegations. T.J. Yeldon Jersey .His latest move came Wednesday when Briles asked a federal judge to remove him from a lawsuit that accuses him and other school officials of ignoring a womans claims she was raped by former player Tevin Elliot, who was later convicted and sent to prison.Former Baylor student Jasmin Hernandez sued in March, naming Briles, former athletic director Ian McCaw and the Baylor Board of Regents as co-defendants. She alleges they violated federal Title IX rules against gender discrimination in programs that receive federal aid. The Associated Press generally doesnt identify sexual assault victims, but Hernandez has spoken publicly to draw attention to the case.Briles lawyers argue he cant be sued as an individual in a Title IX lawsuit. They also say claims that Briles ignored warnings of a sexual predator on his team were based on hearsay, and that any action against him would fall outside of a two-year statute of limitations. Hernandez was attacked in 2012 and didnt file her lawsuit until 2016.Briles motion argues that the Title IX claims against McCaw and the regents should also be dismissed and that he cant be held liable for the attack on Hernandez under state law.It is well established in Texas that as a general rule, a person has no legal duty to protect another from the criminal acts of another, Briles motion argues.Even the limited liability standards Texas does allow dont apply to Briles in this case, the motion said.Coach Briles was not the employer of Tevin Elliot or (Hernandez), two adult students of Baylor University, who met off-campus at a private apartment complex during a party that was not organized or sponsored by Coach Briles or Baylor University, Briles motion said.Briles lawyers filed a separate motion asking the court to consider removing Hernandez attorney Alex Zalkin from the case or at least order him to not discuss it publicly. Briles alleges Zalkin falsely told ESPN on June 20 that the coach broke a promise to attend a June 17 settlement meeting to apologize to Hernandez but didnt show. Briles said he never spoke with Hernandez or her lawyers.Zalkins statement to ESPN was for the sole purposes of defaming the character, credibility, and reputation of Coach Briles and deprive him of a fair trial in a Court of law, Briles motion said, accusing Zalkin of waging a media war against the coach.Briles motion against Zalkin also emphatically renewed his insistence that he does not want to settle with Hernandez because he did not do anything wrong.Zalkin said he was aware of Briles motions but declined immediate comment. Tyler Patmon Jersey . -- If this was Aaron Gordons final home game at Arizona, and it almost certainly was, then he went out in style. Donte Moncrief Jersey . Mats Zuccarello and Derek Stepan scored shootout goals, and backup goalie Cam Talbot earned his second win in two nights as the Rangers shook off a late tying tally and beat the Maple Leafs 2-1 Monday night. http://www.cheapjaguarsjerseyssale.com/?tag=abry-jones-jersey-sale . -- Jimmy Walkers first PGA Tour trophy came with a special gift tucked inside. CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- Mitch Trubisky kept scanning the field, delivering the ball on target with a cool composure for North Carolina -- down to when he made the games biggest play in the frantic final seconds.The junior threw a 2-yard touchdown pass to Bug Howard with 2 seconds left to help the Tar Heels rally past Pittsburgh 37-36 on Saturday in the Atlantic Coast Conference opener for two teams that finished 1-2 atop the Coastal Division last season.We had talked about before the game that we had an opportunity to establish the identity of this football team, UNC coach Larry Fedora said. And I can say theres a lot of grit in this football team for one, a lot of toughness -- all the intangibles that we need to be successful.Trubisky threw for career highs of 453 yards and five touchdowns for the Tar Heels (3-1, 1-0 ACC). His main target was Ryan Switzer, who tied a program record with 16 catches for 208 yards and a score.The Tar Heels never led until the final play and trailed by 13 with 6 minutes left. But Trubisky led a 17-play, 63-yard drive that included three fourth-down conversions in a stunning finish, sending UNCs players running onto the field to celebrate once they stopped Pitts final-play kick return.Everybody believed, man, Howard said. We had some fans leaving and stuff, people was giving up on us after they scored that last touchdown. But the defense had our back, we had their back, we told them if theyd get one more stop, were going to make it happen.Quadree Henderson ran for 107 yards to for the Panthers (2-2, 0-1), who ran for 281 yards but went three-and-out on their last two drives to give UNC its opening.When something like that (comeback) happens, you have to look at yourself first: Did I do everything I needed to do to get us a victory? Pitt defensive end Ejuan Price said. I think that answer is no.THE TAKEAWAYPITTSBURGH: Simply put, the Panthers have to get better against the pass. Dating to last weeks loss at Oklahoma State, Pitt has surrendered 993 yards through the air couldnt get a stop late -- even as coach Pat Narduzzi said he thought the team was a lot sounder this week.I thought our coaches did a great job putting them in position to make plays today, Narduzzi said. It comes down to, `Is that going to be a catch at the end?NORTH CAROLINA: Maybe the Tar Heels have a little more toughness than it appeared early. Jermey Parnell Jersey. Trubisky has settled into a mistake-free groove, and this could be a springboard for a team looking to repeat last years run of 11 straight wins to a division title.GROUND GAMESPittsburgh averaged 5.1 yards per carry even after losing 28 yards on a bad first-quarter snap, with James Conner among four players to rush for TDs. The Panthers held the Tar Heels to 18 yards rushing.CLUTCHThe Tar Heels completed all four of their fourth-down chances, the three on the final drive. Trubisky squeezed one throw through to Switzer on a fourth-and-6 for 15 yards, connected with Austin Proehl on another fourth-and-6 for 13 yards then went back to Switzer on for nine yards on fourth-and-9 with 51 seconds left.THE FINAL SEQUENCEThe Tar Heels had no timeouts as they got a first-and-goal from Pittsburghs 4-yard line with 31 seconds left.Trubisky couldnt connect with Howard on first down, then called a run play to Elijah Hood that was stopped in a time-burning pileup at the 2.As the clock ticked inside of 10 seconds, the Tar Heels lined up quickly for the winning throw.They gave us a look we wanted for the fade and Bug made a fantastic catch, Trubisky said, but credit to everyone for knowing their job, getting lined up and running it, because the clock was running and that was crucial.PREGAME PROTESTA section of fans in the UNC student section raised their fists and remained seated in protest during the pregame national anthem. Roughly 100 black and white students wearing black shirts participated, as well as at least two UNC marching-band members who took a knee -- one while raising a fist.Chapel Hill is about 140 miles northeast of Charlotte, where there have been protests this week following a fatal police shooting of a black man.UP NEXTPITTSBURGH: The Panthers step out of ACC play to host Marshall in the first meeting between the schools.NORTH CAROLINA: The rotating schedule of cross-division league games did the Tar Heels no favors. 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Match factsNovember 17-21, 2016 Start time 1030 local (2130 GMT previous day)Big PictureFor once, Pakistan arent attracting pre-series headlines. Austin Czarnik Jersey . There has been no turmoil on this trip. No stirred-up talk of an embattled captaincy or selection chaos. Mohammad Amirs re-entry into international cricket is old news. The only distraction has been Monday mornings 7.5-magnitude earthquake, but even that has barely affected Christchurch, even if it did give the visitors a jolt in Nelson.If there has been an uncommon dearth of diversions, it is partly because the cricket is so tantalising. Pakistan, arguably the best all-conditions team on the planet, will embark on a long southern summer in which, with some luck, they will have a tilt at the top ranking. New Zealand, battered in India and South Africa, seek to re-impose themselves on the seam-friendly venues where a formidable home record had recently been composed.Having not lost a Test series since August 2014, Pakistan should enter the contest as favourites, only, such is the sway of home advantage in recent years, that New Zealand will not feel like underdogs on their soil.Tim Southee returns to the side with a fresh first-class five-for, after having sat out the India Tests with injury. Neil Wagner and James Neesham have also displayed good domestic bowling form. Todd Astle may not be in the league of Yasir Shah, but he does have a five-wicket haul at Hagley Oval in the past three weeks. None of this may matter when an experienced Pakistan middle order gets moving, but after a dispiriting stint in India, these are the mildly-pleasant tidbits of information New Zealand are repeating to themselves in the mirror.Although they had lost the Sharjah dead rubber to West Indies, there is a restrained confidence to the Pakistan side, perhaps stemming from memories of that 2-2 result in England, or even from their most-recent series in New Zealand, which they had won. Of the likely attack, Mohammad Amir and Wahab Riaz have both played in the country. Misbah-ul-Haq, Younis Khan, Azhar Ali and Asad Shafiq have all done likewise.New Zealands best hope may lie in harder, faster pitches, the likes of which helped England triumph over Pakistan in Edgbaston; the complication, being of course, that their own top order, which is low on form and carrying a newbie in opener Jeet Raval, must also withstand the bowling of Amir, Wahab and the like.Form guideNew Zealand: LLLLD (last five completed matches, most recent first)? Pakistan: LWWWLIn the spotlightThis year Ross Taylor has scored 456 Test runs at an average of 57, only 364 of those runs came against Zimbabwe, who had not previously played a Test in 20 months. Against other opposition, he has not scored a half-century since the 290 at Perth, over a year ago. Though his place in the side is secure for now - he was hardly the only New Zealand batsman struggling in India - Kane Williamson will hope his senior batsman will take the lead in yanking the top order out of its funk.On the other end of the form spectrum, Azhar Ali is coming off a sublime series against West Indies, in which he hit 302 not out, 79 and 91. Following a tough 2013, Azhar has averaged over 50 in each of the past two years, and has a 2016 average of 64.08, after 14 innings. He now has the opportunity to transition from being a good player to an outstanding one. Healthy returns in New Zealand will add heft to an improving record.Teams newsKane Williamson confirmed opener Raval will debut on Thursday, while Astle also looks set for his second Test. New Zealand have three spots for four fast bowlers, and, of those, Matt Henry looks likeliest to miss out. Allrounder James Neesham may also play ahead of Colin de Grandhomme.New Zealand (possible): 1. Jeet Raval, 2 Tom Latham, 3 Kane Williamson, 4 Ross Taylor, 5 Henry Nicholls, 6 James Neesham, 7 BJ Watling (wk), 8 Todd Astle, 9 Tim Southee, 10 Neil Wagner, 11 Trent BoultPakistan are also faced with decisions on their attack. As the pitch appears seam friendly, Sohail Khan may feature alongside Amir, Wahab and Yasir. Babar Azam may make it into the side on the strength of his half-century on debut against West Indies, failing which Mohammad Rizwan could be in store for a debut.Pakistan(possible): 1 Sami Aslam, 2 Azhar Ali, 3 Asad Shafiq, 4 Younis Khan, 5 Misbah-ul-Haq, 6 Babar Azam/Mohammad Rizwan, 7 Sarfraz Ahmed (wk), 8 Wahab Riaz, 9 Yasir Shah, 10 Mohammad Amir, 11 Sohail KhanPitch and conditionsThe Hagley Oval surface has generally been spicy on the first three mornings, before flattening out towards the end of the day, and the Test. Rain is forecast for Thursday and Friday, but it is expected to clear by the weekend.Stats and triviaBoth Misbah and Alastair Cook have 24 Test victories as captain, making them the most successful leaders still active in the game. Both men have the chance to edge ahead, with Englands match with India also starting on ThursdayThe Christchurch Test is Williamsons first as captain, at home. He has begun his leadership career with two victories, one draw and three lossesNew Zealand have not beaten Pakistan in a series since 1985. In 53 Tests between the teams, New Zealand have won just eight matches; Pakistan have won 24.QuotesHome advantage is a good thing, I think, but it provides opportunities for both sides, and a side like Pakistan who have toured well for a while now will know that. Theyll expect their seamers to do well.Kane WilliamsonWe need to make sure that we bat with discipline and put good scores on the board. 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The leadership council consists of one male representative and one female representative from each of the SECs 14 institutions.Earlier this year, the SEC?introduced new Student-Athlete Leadership Councils in the sports of?Football and Mens and Womens Basketball in which, in addition to the Conferences longstanding Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC), provide student-athletes with additional opportunities to engage with campus leaders and Conference office staff. At the groups first meeting, the 28 student-athletes reviewed legislative items related to basketball and were educated on the NCAA governance structure. They also had a lengthy dialogue with SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey and listened to a presentation by TV analyst LaChina Robinson on best practices in social media.One of the goals of the meeting was to identify potential proposals that could be included in our legislative process, said Misty Brown, the SECs Director of Student-Athlete Engagement. It was impressive to see how excited the student-athletes were to learn about ways that they can influence the discussion on issues related to their sport. We received great feedback from the group. Our student-athletes have a voice, so it was important to be able to get feedback that we can use in both the conference and national conversations.The final three hours of the meeting consisted of breakout sessions. The womens representatives held discussions on diversity, time demands, career planning and mental wellness, while the mens representatives discussed transfer rules, summer league rules and other topics.I was honored to be a part of the leadership council, said Vanderbilts Marques Webb. It was a great idea and I think it will really help with college athletics. Getting the perspective of the student-athlete is so important and I thiink it will really help with legislation. David Backes Jersey. I thought it was amazing to see so many young athletes come together for their sport and to make everything better overall. In addition, I think the meeting was well organized and was very successful, and I was so happy to be there with my fellow SEC members and am proud of the input we were able to give the SEC.The student-athletes were also divided into groups and participated in various role play scenarios. In addition, the group elected chairs for the council, which will be announced at a later date.The Mens Basketball Leadership Council and the Womens Basketball Leadership Council comprise two components of the SEC Student-Athlete Leadership Council. A third component - the Football Leadership Council - will meet in February. The SEC Student-Athlete Advisory Committee gathered in Birmingham in July, and the group will convene in Atlanta the week of the SEC Football Championship Game. 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