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Liverpool fans have hit back at Jose Mourinho's accusation of hypocrisy against Reds manager Jurgen Klopp.   Manchester United boss Mourinho referenced a 2016 interview with Klopp within the wake of United buying Paul Pogba for £89m, the place that the German appeared to state that they'd never pay this kind of huge fee for a new player.   But Liverpool broke their transfer record on Wednesday after they made Virgil van Dijk the planet's priciest defender at £75m FIFA Coins. The Dutchman will officially join the Reds on January 1.  Mourinho felt the have to point out Klopp's words from a year ago.
“Other clubs can be out and spend more money and collect top players, yes,' said Klopp this past year. “But when you bring one player looking for £100million or whatever, anf the husband gets injured, it all goes with the chimney.  'Do I need to do it differently to that particular? Actually, I desire to do it differently. I would even get it done differently if I could spend that cash.  “I desire a special team spirit – I don’t feel it really is necessary, I want it.' Klopp spoke about Pogba's transfer fee when he joined United.
And speaking at his press conference before United's game against Southampton at Old Trafford at Saturday, Mourinho referenced that interview when asked around the Van Dijk move. 'I think the ones that take a look at it (big fees) within a specific way must be Jurgen,” he stated. “And if I was considered one of you I would talk about about his comments about twelve months ago. 'Van Dijk is probably the most expensive defender of all time of football, was he greater than Paolo Maldini, Giuseppe Bergomi or Rio Ferdinand? Mourinho didn't keep back when discussing Klopp.
“You cannot declare that, it's only the way the marketplace is, and you also pay or else you don't pay. If you have to pay, obviously you spend a crazy amount of capital, but in case you don't, that you do not have the ball player.' Liverpool supporters reacted negatively to Mourinho's words, mentioning that comparing Van Dijk to players serves no purpose, especially as being the Portuguese himself has paid big bucks for players within the past. If you want to learn more about FUT Coins, please continue to keep an eye on MMOAH.
Imagine this NFL draft for the Cleveland Browns: They select the quarterback they want first overall, then three picks later they select the best player at every other position.It could be defensive lineman Bradley Chubb or running back Saquon Barkley or defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick. Any of the three combined with a quarterback would give the Browns a special first round -- with three more picks awaiting in the second. This draft scenario would be akin to the Browns having two first overall draft picks, one for the quarterback and one for every other position on the field. Men's Adidas San Jose Sharks #62 Kevin Labanc Premier Green Salute to Service NHL JerseyDon't discount this possibility. The New York Jets traded up to the No. 3 pick. The Jets will be drafting a quarterback. Authentic Anthony Barr Jersey The Browns are almost obligated to take a quarterback first -- and if they don't they risk missing on the guy they truly want. At this point it would be football malpractice not to take the quarterback the Browns like first overall. If the Giants decide to take a quarterback at No. 2 -- Eli Manning is 37 -- or if they trade the pick to another team that wants a quarterback, the first three picks will be quarterbacks and the Browns would be left with their choice of everyone else. The three teams that could trade up with the Giants are Buffalo, Arizona and Denver. Any of those teams would secure that the first three picks are quarterbacks. That would give the Browns their choice of players, any of whom -- on paper -- should make an immediate impact. The top options:
 Chubb has always been an intriguing guy Womens Tony Watson Jersey for the Browns, but with the Colts picking third it was generally thought he would go to Indianapolis. With the Jets now picking No. 3, Chubb could be there at No. 4 -- though it's also possible the Giants choose Chubb as a replacement for Jason Pierre-Paul, who was just traded. All the chatter about Chubb speaks to his ability. Chubb is a big, fast, aggressive pass-rusher. He has lined up on both sides. In his last two seasons at NC State, he had 21 sacks and 46.5 tackles for a loss. There is nobody close to him as a pass-rusher in the draft.Adding Chubb would be adding to a position of strength. The Browns have Myles Garrett and Emmanuel Ogbah, both of whom are projecting as future Pro Bowlers. But adding Chubb, a guy the Browns like, would give Gregg Williams several pass-rush combinations. There is also one truth in the NFL: The most important guy on the team is the quarterback and the next most important guys are players who can affect the quarterback. That happens either at corner Latavius Murray Jersey or on the defensive line. Chubb's addition would make the Browns defensive line young and formidable. Saquon Barkley is rated by some as the top talent in this draft and could be available when the Browns make their second pick of the first round at No. 4. Kamil Krzaczynski/USA TODAY Sports Barkley's addition would give the Browns' offense a weapon it needs, and would give the team a player who many rank as the best in the draft. has balance, vision and breakaway speed. Two noteworthy stats: Barkley had 54 receptions last season and has the all-time record for touchdowns at Penn State with 43. At 230 pounds, he ran a 4.40 40-yard dash at the combine, something that isn't supposed to happen. The NFL compared his workouts to previous combines, and found that Barkley's 29 reps on the bench press were one more than Joe Thomas. His 10-yard time was better than receiver DeSean Jackson. His 40 time was better than Devin Hester's.The Browns signed Carlos Hyde in free agency to go with Duke Johnson in the backfield, but that will not keep them from taking Barkley if they feel he is the best option. Hue Jackson and Todd Haley should easily be able to find roles for all three. Fitzpatrick, the third option, is the only one of the three top players under discussion who would fill an immediate need. The Browns badly lack a shutdown corner, and though Fitzpatrick played safety during his final season at Alabama, he has played corner as well. The Browns like him at either position.Fitzpatrick checks all the boxes. He's talented, aggressive and versatile. Williams could use him all over the field defensively. The Bro owns need someone who can turn the ball over, and Fitzpatrick had nine interceptions at Alabama, four that he returned for a touchdown. One other option at corner would be Ohio State's Denzel Ward, a guy whose stock seems to improve as time goes on. If the Browns wanted to recoup the third-round pick they traded for Tyrod Taylor, they could move down from No. 4 to later in the first round and take Ward. Draft analysts generally have Fitzpatrick ranked ahead of Ward. The bottom line: The Browns -- thanks to Sashi Brown dealing for the Texans' first-round pick and then Deshaun Watson's injury hurting the Texans' record -- are in great shape in this draft. They will likely come out of it with the quarterback they choose, and then either Barkley, Chubb or Fitzpatrick.There will be discussion and debate about which of the three is the best option, but there won't be discussion that any of the three would be a significant addition to a team coming off a winless season. Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam was among those viewing as Sam Darnold was slinging in the rain Wednesday at USC.Haslam was one member of a large contingent present to evaluate the quarterback the Browns are pondering taking with the first overall pick in the NFL draft. In an unusual twist, Darnold chose to keep throwing after heavy rain started a few minutes into his workout. He received generally favorable reviews from analysts for his footwork, arm strength and accuracy. Browns in attendance for the workout included Haslam, general manager John Dorsey, coach Hue Jackson, offensive coordinator Todd Haley and quarterbacks coach Ken Zampese. Haslam sat with Darnold’s parents during part of the workout. On Tuesday night, the Browns took Darnold out to dinner. Haslam was present not to scout Darnold but more to get to know him with the rest of the Browns staff. wholesale jerseys cheap jerseys free shippingwholesale jerseys wholesale jerseys from china cheap nfl jerseys
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they didn't lead to a World Series title. There were financial reasons: Teams that finished in the "first division," in the top half of the league, got a share of the postseason revenue, small amounts but significant bonuses to salaries. (On the final day of the 1933 season, Wally Berger hit what came to be known as the $10,000 Home Run, Jordan Mills Youth jersey which pushed his Boston Braves into fourth place -- into the money.)Adidas NHL Youth Michael Matheson Green Authentic Jersey - #19 Florida Panthers Salute to ServiceBut there were also spiritual reasons. A team that won more games than it had the previous season seemed to have an improving outlook, regardless of whether there were prospects on the farm or draft picks on the way. "Connie Mack is said to have preferred a second-place finish over a pennant," says John Thorn, Major League Baseball's official historian. "The fans would come out with great hope for the following year instead of suffering from the complacency that comes with expectation." When Billy Beane was turning around the A's in the late 1990s, he did it without tearing the club down to its bolts. "We were just trying to avoid losing 100 games," manager Art Howe said, as quoted in Glenn Dickey's book Champions. "I'd been in that situation before in Houston, and it's ugly. ... [Fans] expect you to keep winning, no matter what." If wins and losses counted, how much did they count? Around 2000, when sabermetric writers were expanding the scope of their writing -- to player health, team finances, coaching techniques, psychology -- they began to wonder. In 2002, at Baseball Prospectus, Jonah Keri wrote his first professional baseball article, under the headline "The Success Cycle: Making the Hard Decisions." It argued that teams are all contending, building or rebuilding, and strategy should match the different incentives at each stage. The most important sentence in the piece would anticipate what the Astros, 76ers and Browns would attempt a decade later: "A team rebuilding has to go all the way with the process; failing to commit is a recipe for disaster." In the next few years, writers would put data to work defining the value (in team revenue, Hayes Pullard Jersey usually) of each win -- and, by extension, each loss. In 2006, in Baseball Between the Numbers, Nate Silver showed that a team's 90th win was worth six times as much as its 78th -- and that, in fact, until a team surpasses 80 victories, there is almost no value in winning additional games at all. Suddenly, teams that once saw value in pushing for a .500 record and competitive (if futile) September games saw far more in high draft picks and low payroll. After then-Devil Rays manager Lou Piniella criticized the team for being too future-focused -- "They're not interested in the present" -- his replacement, Joe Maddon, endorsed the multiyear rebuild. "That doesn't bother me because I know what we're doing is proper," Maddon said after losing 101 and 96 games in his first two seasons. After the 2008 season, even Boras -- Scott Boras! -- was using the language of the success cycle. "I went to [Nationals owner] Ted Lerner after the 2008 season, when he wanted to sign [Mark] Teixeira, and said, 'Don't make a bid for him,'" he told me in 2016. "'Your organization is terrible. The best thing you can do is continue to be terrible.'" The Nationals didn't sign Teixeira. They ended up instead losing 103 games and signing Boras' client Bryce Harper, the first pick in the 2010 draft. After the Marlins' 2012 fire sale -- a scandal, given the Marlins' history of bait-and-switches with fans and taxpayers -- FanGraphs ran one approving article headlined "The Marlins Are a Well-Run Company." In 2015, ESPN's FiveThirtyEight argued that all but nine teams should have been sellers at that year's trade deadline -- in a league in which 10 teams make the playoffs. As a strategy, teams' willingness to hit rock bottom was soon vindicated. In 2011, the Royals came to camp with the Darin Erstad Youth jersey lowest payroll in baseball, nearly halved from the previous year. Sports Illustrated's Joe Posnanski wrote a piece from "the future," imagining how the Royals had used The Process -- GM Dayton Moore's mocked term for the club's long rebuild -- to win the 2015 World Series. And they did, right on schedule! So too did the Astros, who famously made SI's prognostic 2014 cover -- "Your 2017 World Series Champs" -- come true. In between, Theo Epstein's Cubs won it, after Epstein first guided them into the worst back-to-back complete seasons in franchise history. Where Branch Rickey's gambit had been a stain on his record, Epstein's made him a Chicago hero and all but assured he'll someday be enshrined in baseball's Hall of Fame. Baseball games no longer exist in the moment; they count only as dots in a process. Their outcomes are often irrelevant, and sometimes inverted -- defeat might help more than victory. A successfully rebuilding team is like a chess player whose strategy was to take a bunch of the pieces, put them in his pocket and then start the next game with two queens and four rooks. A GM can build the worst team in baseball for years running and somehow improve his reputation. Perhaps the most crucial difference between the reception to Rickey's machinations and Epstein's? After sabermetricians made the case for the "five-year plan" as a strategy, fans -- not all of them, but plenty -- embraced it as a philosophy. Losing no longer counts as losing; it is a vehicle for hope. A fan base might turn away from a 100-loss season -- the Astros famously drew 0.0 TV ratings in some games -- but it will loyally come back when the club's ambitions do. (Even three years before they won the World Series, the Astros sold T-shirts that said, in team colors, "Process.") wholesale jerseyswholesale jerseys from china cheap jerseys wholesale nfl jerseyswholesale nfl jerseys
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The first game of the 2013 baseball season was in Houston, hosted by an Astros team that had finished in last place the previous year and was going to finish in last place again. It was nationally televised -- the Astros had just moved from the National League to the American, earning them baseball's showcase time slot -- and in the sixth inning the booth called down to ESPN's Buster Olney for an interview with GM Jeff Luhnow. Men's Elite Tarik Cohen White Jersey: Road #29 NFL Chicago Bears Nike"I've heard from some of your peers," Olney said, "that the Astros probably are the purest form of implementation of statistical data. Tell me, in a nutshell, what your philosophy is." "Well, it's pretty simple," Luhnow began ... What do you think Luhnow said? What, in a nutshell, was the Astros' "pretty simple" philosophy? When, two years later, ESPN's analytics report named the Philadelphia 76ers the most analytical team in any major sport, what do you think made GM Sam Hinkie "the NBA's most ardent analytics master"? After the NFL's Cleveland Browns hired Moneyball superstar Paul DePodesta to be chief strategy officer, how would you define the strategy he has been chief of? What holds these three exemplars of "pure" analytics together? 1. The Astros went 162 -- 324 from 2011 to 2013, the worst three-year stretch by any team since the expansion Mets in the early 1960s. 2. The 76ers went 47 -- 199 during Hinkie's three seasons, the second-worst three-year stretch in NBA history. 3. The Browns are 1 -- 31 since hiring DePodesta, the worst two-year stretch. The common denominator? It's losing a lot -- a lot -- of games, without trying very hard not to. In 2018, using "data" or "statistics" is so commonplace and obvious that it can hardly be called a strategy anymore. Even teams that do invest more extensively in analytics are likely to find only tiny advantages that dissipate quickly against like-minded GMs' prying eyes. "The old days of getting something for nothing are over," Billy Beane told the New York Daily News in 2003. "There are too many good [GMs] out there now. The art of the deal isn't ripping off the other guy; it's giving up something to get something that makes you better." Modern teams across all sports do that by playing to win a different game -- not a figuratively different game but literally different games, games that are years away instead of the game right in front of them. "Moneyball" is now synonymous with the willingness to lose games, without shame, for years at a time, to build something far off in the future. This is perhaps fitting, as the first lesson most of us learn about money is how to save up: how to collect interest, how to wait for deals, how to pool money for greater purchasing power -- buying 5 pounds of gum balls at Costco instead of spending a quarter at a time at the machine. This is how baseball found itself in this strange place this offseason, where roughly a third of the league's teams were totally uninterested in winning games in 2018 -- a place agent Scott Boras described this winter as "destructive to our sport." "We have to get rid of the noncompetitive cancer," Corey Dickerson Authentic Jersey he complained. "We kicked people out of the game when they tried to not win." In the past, that might have been true. But one of the sabermetric movement's greatest legacies is less a tactic or a strategy than a major shift in philosophy: It has reinterpreted what counts, redefined what it means to be successful and dramatically changed baseball. Which means it's changed us too. The Pirates had been a sturdy, top-tier team for the first quarter of the century. But they hadn't won the NL pennant since 1927 and were coming off their first last-place finish since 1917. Just as Cubs GM Theo Epstein would six decades later, Rickey announced that his plan was to build a winner ... later. "We're pointing toward 1955," he said. "That's when the bells will start ringing and the red wagon comes down the street. That's when Pittsburgh folks will shout, 'By George, this is it.'" Rickey proceeded to field a team that was beyond despair. The Pirates finished seventh out of eight teams in his first year, then eighth in the next four, averaging 100 losses. In 1952, they went 42 -- 112, at the time the fifth-worst season in modern history, after which their one star -- Ralph Kiner, who led the league in homers -- asked for a raise. "Son," Rickey told him, "we can finish last without you." The next season, he traded Kiner away. Rickey's last-place Pirates were probably the purest form of implementation of statistical data in baseball. He used a formula for offense that was the most advanced metric in existence. He tripled his scouting staff and persuaded ownership to give him $500,000 to sign dozens of prospects his first year. He expanded the Pirates' farm system by adding new affiliates. He integrated the team. By 1954 he had added 450 players to the organization, according to Andrew O'Toole's book Branch Rickey in Pittsburgh. He carried bonus babies and Rule 5 picks -- who were required to spend full seasons on the roster or be given up -- even when they were Channing Frye Jersey way too young, way too inexperienced and badly overmatched. "I do not believe he can possibly do a major league club any good in 1955," Rickey lamented of one Rule 5 pick, but he gave the outfielder -- Roberto Clemente -- 501 rough plate appearances anyway. 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Yet that was not the end Roberts was 14, eager but inexperienced having only learned to row a year earlier when her state school become one of the few in the country to have its own rowing club. Five years on the Oxford Dalvin Cook Jersey University student smiles at the memory as she prepares for her second Boat Race. Men's Limited Aaron Rodgers Lights Out Black Jersey: #12 NFL Green Bay Packers Nike“It was going so well,” she says. “But just as I made the last call, black buoy, which signalled there was 500m to go, my blade snapped in half. It took us 10 minutes to row the last bit – and to make matters worse, my friends in the boat then had to row back to Barnes bridge. It took an hour and a half and I just sat there freezing and crying.” Nike NFL Joe Staley White Jersey Youth Elite: #74 San Francisco 49ers Road Vapor Untouchable Yet that was not the Latrell Sprewell Womens Jersey end of the story. “I wanted to keep the broken oar but my coach said he needed it for insurance purposes,” she explains. “But unbeknown to me he took it to Bisham Abbey, where he worked and the GB rowing team train, and gave it to the Olympic champion Dame Katherine Grainger to sign. “A week later he gave me the oar – and Dame Katherine had written on it: ‘Alice, congratulations on smashing some blades – now go and smash some records!’” So far the 19-year-old Roberts, who is in the second year of a philosophy and linguistics degree, is doing her best to live up to Grainger’s advice. But without her alma mater, Cheney school in Headington, starting Oxford’s first state school rowing club, she probably would not have taken up the sport. “I was a competitive swimmer but when the school set it up, I thought I’d give it a go,” she says. “We would do one session a week on the erg (indoor rowing machine) and then after lunch every Wednesday we would walk 20 minutes to the water and row. There weren’t many people at first but we had Peter Haining, a three-time world champion helping us out, so it was quite cool.” The story soon caught the attention of the local newspaper, the Oxford Times, who noted how pupils “were blowing the elitist rowing club stereotype out of the water”. They also spoke to Roberts, then 14, who admitted: “I never thought I Lance Dunbar Youth jersey would have been able to become a rower – it always seemed too At that stage she had also joined the City of Oxford rowing club and within two years she had international trials. “At my Mark Messier Jersey club there were other state school kids around me and it felt pretty normal,” she remembers. “But sometimes at trials and regattas you would notice the differences. When I had GB trials I just went with my mum because I was the only person from my club doing it. But Headington girls’ school, which isn’t far from my old school, had 15 girls there – along with several specialist coaches.
Pep Guardiola has told Manchester City that big clubs ignore the last result as they urged his Premier League leaders to have back to winning ways against Watford. Crystal Palace halted City’s run of consecutive league wins at 18 with Sunday's goalless draw — in support of Ederson’s stoppage-time penalty save stopped a primary domestic defeat on the campaign. Boss Guardiola’s side still stretched their lead on the top on the table to 14 points before commencing a run of three home games in three different competitions in the event the Hornets visit on Tuesday night. With striker Gabriel Jesus and midfielder Kevin De Bruyne out after buying injuries at Palace, the Catalan coach was asked when the Watford game was now a “test of character”. Sunday did start to go wrong early for City, with Jesus' injury after 23 minutes the Brazilian couldn't continue and seemed to get in tears while he went off.
Club-by-club January window guide — What to look for FIFA Coins at YOUR Premier League side He responded: “The character is definitely there. To increase the risk for numbers we have this holiday season — your second round of last season, and this year as well. “The character we should prove everyday — again and just as before. “The big clubs forget immediately if they win or they lose, and think immediately from the next one, and that may be what we try do to with this club.” The Selhurst Park stalemate was only the next time this holiday season – from a 1-1 with Everton for the Etihad in August – that City failed to take seventy one points inside the Premier League. Player from the Year candidate De Bruyne joined the casualty list late on and was first flourished the pitch on the stretcher, then helped away by City staff.
Guardiola admits Manchester City could be expected to bid for Alexis Sanchez in January “I have the identical feeling now that people’ve dropped two points as I had before we found Palace, precisely the same feeling,” Guardiola insisted. “We have a very lot of experience with that. You play every one of the teams using a lot problems, with a lot of, many injuries, using a lot of tiredness, mentally, which’s why there’ll certainly be a lots of things to perform. “But certainly, we’re in a very good position. “You tell the members, ‘Don’t bother about winning the title you aren't winning the title; focus about the next game and what we have to accomplish against Watford and try and win three more points.’That is the thing that we must do. Guardiola's men dropped points with the first time since an August draw with Everton.
ANDY DUNN: Enjoy the Guardiola show while you may — enigmatic City boss's high-octane reign might not last “If you see far away we’re planning to distract them from what we need to do, and that can be a big mistake. “We were able to acquire a great deal of wins in the row; we can easily go a wide range of games without winning. “That happened inside past, and with lots of, a number of other teams. We just give attention to what we ought to do, correct our mistakes from Palace, dont stop learning ., and with the end from the season we'll see.” Keeper Ederson added: “This team has now proved its mentality often, to maintain winning for such a long time and I think we're going to react positively. Ederson's boot denied Palace the 1st Premier League conquer City all season.
JOHN CROSS: Palace penalty miss was City's Van Nistelrooy moment into their Invincibles bid “We help keep playing our way, and make winning, I think the team will deliver its answer against Watford.” Although the winning run ended, the unbeaten season continued on account of Ederson’s late penalty save from Luka Milivojevic. He studied Milivojevic’s spot-kick technique and said: “It became a crunch time, and I knew how important that it was, so I am really thrilled to save it. “Before every game, Claudio Bravo and I sit with all the goalkeeping coach to check the opponents’ penalty-takers for these particular situations.” If you haven't bought Cheap FIFA Coins, you could access to MMOAH to get cheap Coins.
Though they've played five more times over the years, not since that 1991 title bout have the Jayhawks and Blue Devils clashed against each other with more on the line than they will Sunday afternoon in Omaha, where a ticket to San Antonio and a berth in the Final Four will be at stake. "Two great programs, two really big programs," Duke guard Grayson Allen said. "It's going to be an awesome game." Limited Women's Jaron Brown Black Jersey: NFL Nike Arizona Cardinals #13 2016 Salute to ServiceWith a shared history between the two sides making it all the more so. All told, Kansas and Duke have met in the NCAA tournament five times prior, including the 1986 (Duke won in Dallas, 71-67) and 1988 (Kansas won in Kansas City, 66-59) Final Fours. But the '91 national championship showdown in Indianapolis remains the seminal moment between the two. Shortly after his Blue Devils survived Syracuse 69-65 late Friday night, a relieved Mike Krzyzewski was nowhere near to talk Kansas or what that first national championship meant for him and the Duke program after several close misses. ithout the same star power, a third-year coach by the name of Roy Williams leaned on grit and a senior in Mark Randall, who would become the only first-round draft pick from that blue-collar unit for Josh Anderson Youth jerseyKansas. Likewise, these Jayhawks are short on NBA talent, at least by past standards. Yet behind Graham, who has elevated himself onto the short list for national player of the year in his senior season, Kansas just keeps piling up wins. On Friday, the Jayhawks added victory No. 30 on the season, jumping to a big lead before holding off a late Clemson rally for an 80-76 decision to advance to the Elite Eight. "I think of all the teams that we've had here," Self said, "this would be the team that everyone would have thought would not be in this game." On the other side, the Blue Devils are right where Montee Ball Jersey their talent suggested they'd be all along. Few Duke teams come close to matching the star power of the early '90s teams, which were headlined by Hill, Hurley and Christian Laettner, all of whom were All-Americans and to this day remain household names in college basketball. The 1990-91 team, which knocked off undefeated powerhouse UNLV before toppling Kansas 72-65 in the national title game, transformed Duke from a great program to a preeminent one. ("After we beat Vegas the game before ... we just knew we were going to win," Hill said.) Over the next 5 minutes, 21 seconds, Villanova outscored West Virginia 22-6, turning that six-point deficit into a 10-point lead and sparking the Wildcats to a 90-78 victory and a trip to Sunday's Elite Eight game against Texas Tech. Five players scored during the run, with four players making a 3-pointer. Omari Spellman blocked a shot, then went downcourt and had a putback dunk. Spellman hit a 3 a couple possessions later. Brunson got to the free throw line at will and hit a 3-pointer to cap the run. It was a steady avalanche at both ends of the floor to take the spirit out of West Virginia. The scariest thing about that Villanova run? It wasn't unusual. No team in the country has the ability to completely bury teams in a five-minute stretch like Villanova does, and the Wildcats have done that all season. In the second round, they opened the second half against Alabama on an 18-1 run to essentially end the game within minutes. Against Xavier in February, they went on a 30-9 run spanning two halves to knock off the eventual Big East champions. "We're a very talented team," forward Eric Paschall said. "Any night, somebody could go off. We have a lot of weapons, and we're very Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie Authentic Jerseyunselfish. We sacrifice for each other. We know we can make the right play. It just helps us in the long run." The barrage of 3-pointers gets the attention. Duke has the ability to overpower opponents with its size in the post, but that doesn't happen in the blink of an eye like Villanova's runs seem to happen. Twenty-two points in just over five minutes is nearly impossible to keep up with, even if it's West Virginia's Press Virginia. Spellman makes the difference because he can make shots from the perimeter. He had 18 points on Friday, including four 3-pointers. His ability to stretch the floor kept Konate from staying at the rim and contesting every shot. "Coach always tells me to catch and shoot," Spellman said. "We were just looking to come out and run offense and score. I was just having a shoot 'em up, battle in the streets mentality. I was just trying to take the right shots and be aggressive." "You can see it in our bench. When we get three or four stops in a row, our bench is fired up," guard Donte DiVincenzo said. "As a team on the court, we're fired up. If we're kicking the ball ahead and we're making shots, that's the easy part. "We all know that we can make a run defensively. If we make a 3, next possession we get a stop or steal and then a dunk at the other end. That one steal, kick-ahead to a dunk, that gets us going. That sparks us." Paschall said the team gets an extra boost on the defensive end of the floor, and suddenly, the players are looking at each other and know the momentum is turning in the game.
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England had a much better England had a much better second day here in Auckland. This was mainly due to the fact that they did not have to bat and they had to bowl only 23.1 overs, during which time they dismissed New Zealand’s best batsman, Kane Williamson. However, there are still some scars that need urgent attention. Youth Reebok Ryan O'Reilly Authentic Navy Blue Home NHL Jersey: Buffalo Sabres #90Their batsmen have had plenty of time to contemplate how they might atone for their pitiful display on the first day. Nothing those batsmen witnessed on Friday when showers enveloped Eden Park all too frequently would have brought them much cheer. First, there was confirmation that the surface here possesses no demons. It is not a 58 all out pitch. It is not a 258 all out pitch. Women's Nike Atlanta Falcons #5 Matt Bosher Red Team Color Vapor Untouchable Limited Player NFL JerseyFor almost all of the 23 overs bowled the ball stubbornly refused to deviate in the air or off the pitch. The ball plopped gently on to the middle of straight Kiwi bats. The tourists’ pace bowling quartet was persistent but not penetrating as Williamson gave the England batsmen in the field a first-hand, five-hour tutorial on how to compile a Test century. Williamson made his 18th, which meant that the New Zealand captain has reached three figures more frequently than any other Kiwi. He had begun the match alongside Ross Taylor and Martin Crowe on this list. Williamson displayed all the virtues that had eluded England in Phil Esposito Youth jersey the first hour of the match. He was patient and watchful; his footwork was precise and positive; he played the ball late in defence and punched drives to the boundary with surprising power when the opportunity arose. It helped him that no bowler could move the ball in the air like Trent Boult. It was, therefore, a Authentic Paul George Jersey surprise when Williamson was dismissed. Even the new ball had refused to deviate much until Jimmy Anderson found some surprising inswing to have him lbw for 102. Williamson described this as a “fairly good delivery”, which, given his dry, wry assessment of everything that happens around him, meant that it was an excellent ball and a fine piece of bowling by Anderson. Williamson was not going to lose any sleep over that dismissal or about New Zealand’s position in the match. The departure of New Zealand’s best batsmen did not trigger any panic in their dressing room. Henry Nicholls had been resolute in defence throughout while playing the odd pull and cut shot on the rare occasions that the bowlers pitched short, while BJ Watling had skittishly acquired 17 on his return to Tests when more rain fell. There was an inspection at 8.30pm after which the umpires decided to look again at 9pm, seldom a popular decision and one that was met with Alexander Edler Jersey some derision from a dwindling crowd. The umpires finally abandoned play for the day at 9.10pm because they had decided that the outfield was still a bit damp and the game looked stupid once more. New Zealand were leading by 171 runs with six wickets remaining. cheap nfl jerseys cheap jerseyswholesale jerseys wholesale jerseys cheap jerseys from chinawholesale nfl jerseys from china
their first spring training game, and Justus Sheffield, Leonard Johnson Youth jersey Chance Adams and Dillon Tate are seated in chairs in a semi-circle around CC Sabathia in a corner of the clubhouse at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Florida. As the Yankees' elder statesman, Sabathia gets two lockers in a corner, away from the traffic that includes players, trainers, clubhouse staff, media members, media relations personnel, interpreters and the occasional coach or front-office member. It's certainly no coincidence that the two lockers on the adjacent wall, before you get to the doorway that leads to the dugout and other offices, belong to Sheffield and Adams. Men's Nike Baltimore Ravens #86 Nick Boyle Limited Green Salute to Service Tank Top NFL JerseyAlong with Tate, they are three of the most promising starting pitchers in a deep and talented Yankees farm system. Tate's locker is in another area of the clubhouse, but he, Sheffield and Adams often congregate together in those mornings before on-field workouts or throwing sessions begin, sometimes at Tate's locker and on this day in front of Sabathia's. Sabathia's lesson was simple. "Just be yourself," Tate explained. "Don't get too amped up and overthrow just because you're pitching in front of the manager and big league coaches." While Sabathia has embraced the role of mentor, he also had three willing students. The three young starters all come across as baseball rats. Tate described himself as a visual learner and likes watching some of his favorite pitchers on the MLB app -- Chris Archer, Marcus Stroman, Justin Verlander -- to see how they set up batters and use pitch Adams likes to mimic the deliveries of other pitchers and apparently does a spot-on imitation of David Price. Sheffield's eyes lit up when he explained how he was working on a backdoor slider to go with his more conventional power slider that dives to the back foot of right-handed batters. It's not about changing his grip, but making a subtle change in the landing spot of his front foot. Tim Naehring is general manager Brian Cashman's right-hand man, the team's VP of baseball operations. He assists Cashman in evaluating players throughout the minor league system, roster management and trade discussions. I asked him if my assessment of these three was accurate. "We call it the 'it' factor," Naehring said, praising the baseball acumen of all three. He used third baseman Miguel Andujar as another example. "He always has a smile on his face. Tremendous sense of urgency. Wants to get better every day. Those guys that have that desire to be the best that their tools will allow for are the ones who usually get to the majors and stay there." Sheffield is the highest-rated prospect of the pitchers -- Keith Law ranked him No. 16 overall in his top 100 list -- but Adams might have the best chance to make an impact in 2018. After breezing through six starts in Double-A last season, he made 21 starts at Triple-A and posted a 2.89 ERA. He's a good example of what has transformed the Yankees' system into one of the deepest in the game: a combination of scouting, analytics and player development. Adams was a reliever his junior season at Dallas Baptist and the Yankees took him in the fifth round of the 2015 draft. "You had certain scouting guys say he looks more like a bullpen piece, then you had [minor league pitching coordinator] Danny Borrell running him through Archie Manning Jersey a bio-mechanic test saying this guy does everything you want to Danny Amendola Authentic Jersey see out of a starter," Naehring said. So the Yankees made him a starter. Adams is built more like a reliever -- he's listed at 6 feet, which might be generous -- but he's solidly built and has a starter's repertoire, throwing 92-97 mph with a good slider and a developing changeup that Naehring says he thinks has a chance to be a plus offering. He also has some deception in his delivery with a short-arm approach that hides the ball and maybe allows the stuff to play up. The Yankees also like his fastball. "A hitter thinks about the ball coming out of the hand at a certain angle to the plate," Naehring said. "The way he delivers his fastball and the way the ball holds plane is an abnormal look for the hitter. The brain expects the ball to move in a conventional way and his doesn't do that. So he has attributes with his fastball that we all like." Adams is back in minor league camp (he's not even on the 40-man roster yet), but if there's an injury in the rotation, he could be one of the first options to fill a hole. Sheffield reached Double-A last year and also could be in the Scranton rotation, one step away from the majors. I pointed out to him that he'd have a better shot at the majors right now if he were in another organization, like the Marlins. IN 2017, THANKS to the emergence of Aaron Judge, Luis Severino, Gary Sanchez and Jordan Montgomery, the Yankees produced 25.7 homegrown WAR on their big league roster -- the second-highest total in the majors behind the Astros, according to data from Homegrown talent accounted for 44.1 percent of the Yankees' total WAR, their highest percentage since 2007. The Yankees not only just graduated all this high-level talent, but they have Law's No. 2-ranked farm system, headlined by Gleyber Torres (his No. 5 overall prospect), Sheffield (16) and Andujar (54). To see how much the system has improved, check out this chart that lists homegrown WAR, original WAR (all talent originally signed or drafted by the Yankees, although not necessarily still with the club) and then where Baseball America ranked the Yankees' system at the start of each season.
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