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MADISON, Wis. Willie Brown Jersey . -- The offense is a work in progress for No. 9 Wisconsin, but the defense is in midseason form.Bronson Koenig had 16 points, Nigel Hayes scored 10 of his 14 in the second half and the Badgers held Central Arkansas to 28 percent shooting while opening a season of high expectations with a 79-47 win Friday night.The Badgers were never seriously threatened after building a 20-point lead with 15:46 left following an 8-0 run. Hayes did all the scoring with two 3-pointers and a layup.But all that time they spent on defense in preseason practice paid off in the opener at the Kohl Center.Weve done a lot of drills, pulled drills out from yesteryear, put a lot of focus on that, because I knew we were going to have to be a really good defensive team, coach Greg Gard said.Its just one game, but the defensive effort bodes well for when rough-and-tumble Big Ten play starts in late December. Wisconsin pulled away after Central Arkansas got to 19-17 with 7:13 left in the first half.You know about their defense, Bears coach Russ Pennell said. Then we see it up close and personal, you see how good it is. ... They just dont give you anything easy.The Badgers pride themselves on halfcourt defense, in particular how they defend ball-screen and close driving lanes. They were a little over-aggressive early on the boards before asserting their muscles to outrebound Central Arkansas 45-29.I thought we showed a lot of promise and we had flashes of playing really good defense, Koenig said.Once Wisconsin started knocking down shots against the Bears matchup zone, it was no contest.Hayes, the Big Ten preseason player of the year, was 5 of 10 from the field. He finished 2 for 6 from 3-point range after missing his first three shots from behind the arc.Derreck Brooks had 12 points and eight rebounds for Central Arkansas.Ethan Happ added eight points and nine rebounds for the Badgers. They have all five starters and their top nine scorers back from last seasons team that advanced to the NCAA regional semifinals.BIG PICTURECentral Arkansas: Picked to finish 11th in the 13-team Southland Conference in a preseason coaches poll, the Bears hung in with the more talented Badgers until midway through the first half. With a rough schedule befitting a low mid-major school, Central Arkansas should draw confidence following a respectable effort against a potential Final Four team.Their size and physicality really took over in the second half . We just really werent able to stand up to that, Pennell said.Wisconsin: The Badgers are deeper and more experienced than the squad that was stunned in last years season opener by Western Illinois. DMitrik Trice scored six points off the bench in the first half Friday with two 3s. The freshman could give Wisconsin added quickness in a reserve role when Koenig needs a breather. Sophomore Khalil Iverson displayed athleticism with a block minutes after jumping high in the air on the other end for an offensive rebound to save a possession.TAKE A SHOTIt took a little while for Wisconsin to get its bearings on offense, though Gards team finished 11 of 29 from 3-point range. With able post scorers in Hayes and Happ, the Badgers dont normally rely on 3s to score. But Gard for the most part was happy with the shots taken from outside against Central Arkansas zone.If theyre open 3s, well take them. Not that we necessarily just want to shoot all 3s, but it works for the Warriors, joked the verbose Hayes, referring to the NBAs Golden State Warriors.POLL IMPLICATIONSWisconsin should stay at No. 9 in the poll next week, pending how No. 3 Kansas and No. 5 Oregon fared later Friday night.UP NEXTCentral Arkansas: A tough opening-week schedule continues with a trip on Nov. 14 to Oklahoma State.Wisconsin: At No. 22 Creighton on Nov. 15.---For more college basketball: http://collegebasketball.ap.org and https://twitter.com/AP-Top25---Follow Genaro Armas at: https://twitter.com/GArmasAP Lester Hayes Raiders Jersey . Parker had 26 points and eight assists and San Antonio beat Toronto 112-99 Monday night. "We won that game because of Tony Parkers aggressiveness," Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. "His juice; his aggression all night long. 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Obviously, I want golf to be a success in the Olympics, but I clearly wanted to go. So I wasnt jumping up and down saying, `Guys, you should all go. I was staying out of it. Because it is a dream of mine.It becomes a reality when Harrington arrives in Rio de Janeiro on Monday and the draw is announced for the 72-hole competition that starts Thursday and concludes with the first medals awarded since 1904 in St. Louis.Golf began its bid process in April 2008, about the time Harrington soared to his greatest heights. He repeated as British Open champion that year, and then won the PGA Championship to become the first European to win back-to-back majors in the modern lineup of Grand Slam events.Harrington joined the biggest names in golf -- Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Annika Sorenstam -- in a strong pitch to the IOC to put golf back in the program. But when the Rio Games rolled around, Harrington was nowhere close to qualifying because of three Irish golfers well ahead of him in the world ranking.And then McIlroy pulled out, citing the Zika virus. Graeme McDowell withdrew because his wife is due with their second child and he didnt want to be out of the country. Shane Lowry also withdrew. And now Harrington, the most famous of all Irish golfers, is headed to the Olympics.He hasnt even met the other Irish qualifier, Seamus Powers, who plays on the Web.com Tour. But he is thrilled to have him as a teammate.Id be hoping that the two of us have a chance coming down the last nine holes, Harrington said.Why are the Olympics so important? Why would a three-time major champion care more about gold than the silver claret jug or Wanamaker Trophy?That dates to his teenage years, when Harrington was starting to blossom in golf and was invited to three or four banquets each winter that honor the best sporting achievements in Ireland and feature the heroes of Irish sport over the years. Charles Woodson Womens Jersey. Every sports awards I went to from 15 years of age, the first man they called out was a guy named Ronnie Delany, who won the 1,500 gold medal in 1956, he said. Every sports award. Thats how big a deal it is. I sat there and looked up and this guy ... who is this guy? Its a huge deal in Ireland.Harrington can recite the Irish history in the Olympics, from Delanys gold medal in Melbourne to Pat OCallaghans two golds in boxing in 1928 and 1932, Bob Tisdall in the 1932 Olympics for the 400-meter hurdles, even Jack Butler Yeats winning a silver in mixed painting, when art competitions were part of the games.So yes, its a huge deal.He even chose to sacrifice his standing on the PGA Tour. Harrington played the Travelers Championship in Connecticut last week, failing in his bid to move into the top 125 in the FedEx Cup. There are two events remaining, but hell be in Rio -- playing one week, watching the next.I normally come back and would play, but I think so much of the Olympics, Im going to take a weeks holiday and go to a number of events, Harrington said. Its an opportunity of a lifetime to really have a great weeks holiday the second week. The first week will be all business but hopefully the second week well have a good week.On his agenda are table tennis, gymnastics, diving, cycling, boxing.Im sure Im missing out on one or two, he said. This is all the second week. So Im trying to do two things a day the second week. Im really keen on it. Its really great fun watching all those sports. The Olympics ... the pain of losing is exceptional, the joy of winning, its right there on the line. So Id watch anything in those circumstances and obviously, the Olympics is the pinnacle of it all.He felt that way when he lobbied hard for golf to be part of it. And now he gets to take part of it himself.To listen to him, this is pure joy. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys ' ' ' 
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A stunning second-half onslaught by Lance Franklin and Sydney have propelled the Swans to a brilliant 70-point AFL win over St Kilda. Yannick Ngakoue Youth Jersey .Buddy grabbed Saturday nights game by the scruff of the neck after a hotly contested first half, with 15 possessions and three goals in an inspired third-term effort that helped set up the 23.8 (146) to 11.10 (76) win in front of 33,059 fans at Etihad Stadium.The Saints led by five points at the first change and the Swans edged five points ahead at the main break after a pulsating opening half in which the lead changed hands nine times.But St Kilda were largely powerless to stop Sydney after the resumption as the visitors reinforced their claims on a top-two finish with a jaw-dropping display of high-intensity football.The wheels came off for the Saints as they fell 41 points behind at three-quarter time, with their slim finals hopes all but snuffed out with the percentage-sapping loss.Franklin finished with an equal career-high 28 disposals and kept himself in the hunt for the Coleman Medal, his six goals leaving him just three majors behind the leader, West Coasts Josh Kennedy.Franklin starred but the Swans had winners all over the ground.Dan Hannebery, Josh Kennedy and Luke Parker dominated the stoppages after halftime with Callum Mills and Aliir Aliir eye-catching in defence.The Saints were brave in the first half after they lost Jarryn Geary to a back strain in the warm-up and then had to contend with the second-half departures of Sam Fisher (jaw) and Tom Hickey (concussion).David Armitage, Seb Ross and Leigh Montagna worked hard for St Kilda in the inaugural Pride Game to celebrate diversity and tackle homophobia in sport.It was an interesting tussle in that first half ... we thought we were going ok but they were playing really good footy, Sydney coach John Longmire said.It was just a really powerful second half ... it was 15 goals to four, so it was just a fantastic second half.We probably got our hardness right, which was good, and our pressure on the opposition was good then we were able to use the ball going forward.Saints coach Alan Richardson was pleased at how his players took it up to a team that looks on course to finish in the top two in the first half, but was dismayed at the sudden drop in intensity.We acknowledge that theyre at a different level, so to match that for a half was positive but to fall away as badly as we did was really disappointing, Richardson said.It was as if the guys just completely ran out of legs and just didnt quite have the real appetite for the brutal contest after halftime, which was surprising. 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WASHINGTON -- Dont expect a change-the-name movement for Washingtons new Arena Football League team.While there has been questions around the name of Dan Snyders Redskins in the NFL, owners of the expansion AFL franchise went in a very different direction in calling the team the Washington Valor. Ted Leonsis and officials from his Monumental Sports & Entertainment organization unveiled the name, logo and colors on Thursday.Leonsis said the name stands for what the franchise hopes to build when it begins play in the spring of 2017 and holds a mirror up to the community and fan base.It calls out the best in all of us to be brave and strong and celebrate our country but also creates an identity locally, Leonsis said. I think our community in D.C. and Maryland and Virginia will see a lot of themselves in the name and theyll be very, very proud of it.The Valor, who will be the AFLs ninth team, have a V logo that features the head of an eagle and three stars. Predictably red, white and blue are among the teams colors along with graphite, all of which managing partner Roger Mody said had significance.Monumental also owns the NBAs Wizards, NHLs Capitals and WNBAs Mystics, which all have red, white and bluue as their colors. Jaguars Jerseys. The Valor will join them at Verizon Center in downtown Washington.Valor represents bravery and courage, and to be courageous one must be strong, committed and truthful, Mody said. It was important that it represented the nations capital, the vibrancy of the city and its sports teams.Coach Dean Cokinos said his team, which still doesnt have any players, will be tough, physical and play fast. Monumental hired outside consultants to help come up with the name, which Leonsis said feels absolutely right.Commissioner Scott Butera said the ownership group was responsible for choosing the name, adding that the league approved it.They know the community better than we do, so its important that we have a name that we think is going to be well-respected by the community, that represents that area, fits the demography of that area, Butera said. The league would only step in if there was something that we felt was inappropriate or didnt represent the city well.Recent AFL team names include the L.A. Kiss, owned by Gene Simmons, and the Portland Steel. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys ' ' ' 
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A stunning second-half onslaught by Lance Franklin and Sydney have propelled the Swans to a brilliant 70-point AFL win over St Kilda. Yannick Ngakoue Youth Jersey .Buddy grabbed Saturday nights game by the scruff of the neck after a hotly contested first half, with 15 possessions and three goals in an inspired third-term effort that helped set up the 23.8 (146) to 11.10 (76) win in front of 33,059 fans at Etihad Stadium.The Saints led by five points at the first change and the Swans edged five points ahead at the main break after a pulsating opening half in which the lead changed hands nine times.But St Kilda were largely powerless to stop Sydney after the resumption as the visitors reinforced their claims on a top-two finish with a jaw-dropping display of high-intensity football.The wheels came off for the Saints as they fell 41 points behind at three-quarter time, with their slim finals hopes all but snuffed out with the percentage-sapping loss.Franklin finished with an equal career-high 28 disposals and kept himself in the hunt for the Coleman Medal, his six goals leaving him just three majors behind the leader, West Coasts Josh Kennedy.Franklin starred but the Swans had winners all over the ground.Dan Hannebery, Josh Kennedy and Luke Parker dominated the stoppages after halftime with Callum Mills and Aliir Aliir eye-catching in defence.The Saints were brave in the first half after they lost Jarryn Geary to a back strain in the warm-up and then had to contend with the second-half departures of Sam Fisher (jaw) and Tom Hickey (concussion).David Armitage, Seb Ross and Leigh Montagna worked hard for St Kilda in the inaugural Pride Game to celebrate diversity and tackle homophobia in sport.It was an interesting tussle in that first half ... we thought we were going ok but they were playing really good footy, Sydney coach John Longmire said.It was just a really powerful second half ... it was 15 goals to four, so it was just a fantastic second half.We probably got our hardness right, which was good, and our pressure on the opposition was good then we were able to use the ball going forward.Saints coach Alan Richardson was pleased at how his players took it up to a team that looks on course to finish in the top two in the first half, but was dismayed at the sudden drop in intensity.We acknowledge that theyre at a different level, so to match that for a half was positive but to fall away as badly as we did was really disappointing, Richardson said.It was as if the guys just completely ran out of legs and just didnt quite have the real appetite for the brutal contest after halftime, which was surprising. 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WASHINGTON -- Dont expect a change-the-name movement for Washingtons new Arena Football League team.While there has been questions around the name of Dan Snyders Redskins in the NFL, owners of the expansion AFL franchise went in a very different direction in calling the team the Washington Valor. Ted Leonsis and officials from his Monumental Sports & Entertainment organization unveiled the name, logo and colors on Thursday.Leonsis said the name stands for what the franchise hopes to build when it begins play in the spring of 2017 and holds a mirror up to the community and fan base.It calls out the best in all of us to be brave and strong and celebrate our country but also creates an identity locally, Leonsis said. I think our community in D.C. and Maryland and Virginia will see a lot of themselves in the name and theyll be very, very proud of it.The Valor, who will be the AFLs ninth team, have a V logo that features the head of an eagle and three stars. Predictably red, white and blue are among the teams colors along with graphite, all of which managing partner Roger Mody said had significance.Monumental also owns the NBAs Wizards, NHLs Capitals and WNBAs Mystics, which all have red, white and bluue as their colors. Jaguars Jerseys. The Valor will join them at Verizon Center in downtown Washington.Valor represents bravery and courage, and to be courageous one must be strong, committed and truthful, Mody said. It was important that it represented the nations capital, the vibrancy of the city and its sports teams.Coach Dean Cokinos said his team, which still doesnt have any players, will be tough, physical and play fast. Monumental hired outside consultants to help come up with the name, which Leonsis said feels absolutely right.Commissioner Scott Butera said the ownership group was responsible for choosing the name, adding that the league approved it.They know the community better than we do, so its important that we have a name that we think is going to be well-respected by the community, that represents that area, fits the demography of that area, Butera said. The league would only step in if there was something that we felt was inappropriate or didnt represent the city well.Recent AFL team names include the L.A. Kiss, owned by Gene Simmons, and the Portland Steel. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys ' ' ' 
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First Kobe Bryant, now Tim Duncan. Heath Miller Womens Jersey . A two-decade chapter of NBA history has closed.Two giants of their generation retired within months of each other, and their exits, just like their personalities and their games, couldnt have been much different.The destination is certainly the same. They will be headed to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame together in five years.Duncan ended his career Monday after 19 years with the San Antonio Spurs, three months after Bryant played the last game of his 20 seasons with the Los Angeles Lakers.Youve got probably two of the best at their position. To see them go, its kind of sad, but it comes at some point, said Grizzlies assistant Nick Van Exel, a former teammate of both.Both retirements seemed possible going into the season after injuries and sometimes even ineffectiveness had creeped in late in their careers, but the absence of a familiar silver and black jersey, and one purple and gold one, is a jolt, just like when Oscar Robertson and Jerry West retired in 1974 after the same season.For now, the NBA moves on without a pair of players most responsible for carrying the league forward after Michael Jordan, two who stood as the best examples of what the league long aspired to be.Its like when Michael passed the torch to Kobe and Tim, and now them passing it to LeBron. Its a natural progression, Houston coach Mike DAntoni said. The NBA keeps thriving because we keep having great players and those two exemplified two of the best.Bryant proved a basketball player could not only be one of the brightest stars in Hollywood, but also Europe, Asia, or anywhere else his games were seen around the globe.Duncan will always stand as the model that players dont need to be backed by the big spenders in Bryants Los Angeles or Jordans Chicago to win, that small markets can soar with the right combination of skill and sacrifice.Duncan embodied both, a player who for years could either dominate offensively, defensively, or both, without the desire for praise or paycheck that came with it. He took far below market value to give the Spurs the means to fortify the team around him, so much so that his salary had he continued playing would have appeared puny at a time when dollars are flying around to players -- and not even All-Star ones -- like never before.His equivalent of a quiet exit out the back door Monday came via press release from the team, not much different than the dozens that have been sent out in recent days by NBA clubs announcing minor free-agent or draft-pick signings.Thats all Duncan deserved?More likely its all he wanted, which is what made him and the Spurs so perfect together. They dont care for wasting time on words, and sure enough there wasnt even a quote in Duncans announcement.Bryant always did things differently, from his much-flashier wardrobe to his much larger bank account last season as the NBAs highest-paid player, which prevented the Lakers from the building options that Duncans salary afforded the Spurs.Bryant at first said he wanted no part of a farewell tour, no gifts from teams he was trying to beat, yet thats exactly what his exit became. He announced early in the season that it would be his last, allowing him a long and lengthy goodbye.And when it ended with his scintillating 60-point throwback in the final game of the season, somehow turning Golden States record-setting 73rd victory into the nights second story, it was a final reminder that even when there were better teams and better players, he was never far from the spotlight.He arrived in 1996 when high school players were far from a sure thing, one of the reasons he slipped to what seems now an unfathomable No. 13 in the draft. Duncan arrived the following June as one of the surest things ever, a four-year player at Wake Forest with NBA-ready skills and smarts.Duncan got to the top first in 1999, Bryants Lakers won the next three titles before the Spurs ended their run, and the pattern stayed that way for years. One or the other appeared in 13 of the 16 NBA Finals from 1999-2014, and both Bryant and Duncan finished their careers with five championships.Their playing days are over, but the debate over who had the better career -- or perhaps, who was the best player of his generation -- might continue many more years. Bryant scored far more but also lost more, unable to match Duncans amazing consistency during 19 straight playoff seasons and an NBA-record 17 consecutive 50-win seasons.For us as players, we just enjoy and appreciate each other, Bryant said earlier this season. Its not a matter of whos better or whos greater. You just accept the careers that youve had. I appreciate his career, and vice versa.And sometime in 2021 in Springfield, Massachusetts, there will be a night to appreciate them together.---Freelance writer Willie Ramirez in Las Vegas contributed to this report.---Follow Brian Mahoney on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/Briancmahoney Joe Gilliam Steelers Jersey . The recently retired Stern was elected Friday to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and will be enshrined with the class of 2014 on Aug. Lawrence Timmons Womens Jersey .com) - Richie Incognito has reportedly been admitted to a psychiatric care unit in Arizona. http://www.shoptheofficialsteelers.us/steelers-jack-ham-super-bowl-jersey-authentic/ . -- Anaheim Ducks captain and leading scorer Ryan Getzlaf has been scratched from Sunday nights game against the Vancouver Canucks because of an upper-body injury. Three days before the end of the regular season and 90 minutes before game time, Dusty Baker sits in his office at Nationals Park and does what Dusty Baker does.He shoots the breeze with an old friend named George Santiago, whos in town visiting. Theres always an old friend in town. He engages in perfect conversational Spanish with a member of the kitchen staff who pops in to deliver some news about lunch (its a day game). He picks up the phone and starts tapping away -- a text message to his daughter, Natosha, whose birthday is today.Its easy to remember how old she is, says Baker, as music flows out of the Bose receiver on his desk. Im 67, Natoshas 37 and Darrens 17. I always know their age, ya know what I mean?The story hes trying to sell is that the sevens matter, that because of some fortuitous mathematical coincidence, hes able to remember how old two of the most important people in his life are. The truth? Baker remembers everything about everyone because he listens. To everyone.He takes pride in coming in and getting to know every single player, says reliever Blake Treinen. Hes just real attentive, and he holds onto a lot of the little details. Thats a special quality.With Treinen, an outdoorsman who makes his home in Walla Walla, Washington, Baker talks fishing. With first baseman Ryan Zimmerman, a UVA grad who leans toward the epicurean, Baker talks wine. With pitcher Shawn Kelley, a father of two young boys, Baker talks family. Of course, it helps that Baker A) spends his offseasons fishing with a Cheyenne chief in Montana, B) owns a winery and C) has two kids of his own.He definitely hears you, says Kelley, a 32-year veteran who played for seven different skippers in seven seasons prior to landing with Baker in Washington this year. He doesnt just talk to talk because hes the manager. He genuinely cares.Like a doting parent, Baker, a self-proclaimed foodie, often conveys that care by feeding. During a June home series against the vaunted Chicago Cubs, whod swept the Nationals at Wrigley Field earlier in the season, Kelley walked into the clubhouse one afternoon to discover a box of food on the chair in front of his locker. He opened it up to find a heaping portion of shepherds pie, then glanced around the room in search of clues. Finding none, he walked into Bakers office. Skip, did you mean to leave me some food? the reliever asked. Baker nodded his head. We need to out-Irish the Cubs, said the manager, whod picked up the pie at Extra Perks, a British café he frequents in Northern Virginia. Kelley, who is of Irish descent, proceeded to crush the casserole, then went out and -- subbing for injured closer Jonathan Papelbon -- recorded his first save of the season in a 4-1 Washington win. Things like that are not normal in other locker rooms, Kelley says.Even when the Nats are away, Baker has a knack for making his players feel right at home. In late August, his club was in Philadelphia, finishing up a brutal stretch of 20 games in 20 days. On the way to the park one day, Baker stopped at the infamous Reading Terminal Market and purchased a couple of choice-cut steaks from one of the Amish stands. When he arrived in the visitors clubhouse, he walked right up to center fielder Trea Turner and third baseman Anthony Rendon -- the only two players who appeared in each of those 20 contests -- and handed them the steaks. After the game, which the Nats won (they swept the Philly series), the two players sat in the clubhouse dining room and feasted.Hes very personal, and thats why hes good, Turner says. Its not just all about baseball with him. Hes very, very thoughtful. You can get so caught up in just getting to the field each day or whatever it may be in your daily life. But he takes the time to get those gifts, and he shares them with everybody.Truth be told, oftentimes those gifts are actually re-gifts. Like the signed Tony Perez ball and the bottle of Orlando Cepeda wine that Baker gave to Zimmerman just last week.I read this book that said that usually people that are friendly have a lot of friends, and people that are generous, people are generous back to you, Baker says. People give me stuff. They give me food, they give me wine, and what am I gonna do, hoard it all?Hes so anti-hoarding that Jayson Werth jokingly calls him Santa Claus. Hes just a warm guy, the veteran outfielder says. Hes generous. That kind of sets up the whole place. You walk into the room on the first day of spring training, and the biggest thing you notice is how inviting and warm it is. Thats what sets him apart.Another thing that sets him apart? Winning. Now in his 21st season as a big league manager, Baker has 1,766 career wins, good for second most among active skippers and 17th all time. In fact, of the 23 managers whove been inducted into the Hall of Fame, nearly half of them (11) have fewer victories than Baker. During his first season in DC, he took a disappointing Nationals team that finished 83-79 a year ago and turned them into a 95-win squad, furthering his reputation as a turnaround technician: At four different stops during his managerial career -- San Francisco, Chicago, Cincinnati and now Washington -- his teams have improved by an average of 16 wins in their first season with him at the helm. All of which begs the following question: Do Bakers warm and fuzzy ways create winning teams, or merely accompany them?Absolutely it makes a difference, says pittching coach Mike Maddux, a 14-year veteran whos in his first season working with Baker. Artie Burns Jersey. Everybody knows that hes in their foxhole. Thats big support right there. Knowing that youre not being judged on this pitch or this swing. Its your body of work, man. Hey, youre one of my guys. Youre gonna play, youre gonna pitch. One bad swing or one bad pitch isnt gonna change anything. Youre at ease.You know when something goes down, hes going to have your back, Kelley says. Hes fighting for you, and rooting for you. There are managers where you dont get that feeling. You get a feeling like theyre there for themselves, and they manage for themselves. Dustys there for this organization and everybody to do one thing, and thats just to win. When you have that bond, that respect, that communication, it allows you to go out and play more relaxed. When times are good, theyre really good. When you go the other way and you lose a few, theres that sense of relaxed calmness, that hey, were OK, just keep fighting, keep doing your thing, were good.But that wasnt always the case with Baker.Earlier on, this game wore on him, says bench coach Chris Speier, who also served under Baker in Chicago and Cincinnati. This time around, he just seems a lot happier and a lot more at peace. And he doesnt take defeat, doesnt take losses, doesnt take down times as hard as he used to.Baker agrees that he has mellowed in recent years. Thanks to multiple health scares -- he was diagnosed with prostate cancer 14 years ago and suffered a mini-stroke five years ago -- he doesnt sweat the small stuff.I took everything personally because I hate to lose so much that it would eat me up inside or eat me up at night, says Baker, who celebrated his 67th birthday in June. I had to chill out. I love this game, I love what Im doing, but aint nothing worth taking me outta here.Theres nothing worth taking him out of games, either. Among managers who were with their teams the entire 2016 season, Baker is the only one who wasnt ejected. In fact, he hasnt been tossed since 2011 and has just 20 career ejections in 21 seasons. Compare that to Giants skipper Bruce Bochy, who has managed one more year than Baker but has over three times as many heave-hos on his résumé (61).Its hard to get tossed nowadays because you got replay, says Baker, dismissing the notion that his ability to stay in games is directly correlated to his ability to get along with people (and yes, umpires are people, too). Instead, it has more to do with his cost/benefit analysis. No. 1, I gotta stick around and manage the game, and I dont think that me hollering and screaming is gonna charge the team up. And No. 2, from a guy who had a stroke, Im not gonna let anybody get me to that point where my blood pressure gets that high because I can get real mad.Dusty Baker, mad? The guy who dances during batting practice, routinely praises reporters when they ask a good question and gifts his players on their birthday by leaving a bottle of wine from his own vineyard in their locker? If you think the Kris Kringle of coaching doesnt get worked up, think again.Back in spring training, when his Nationals were just starting out on their quest for a National League East crown, Baker sat in the dugout and smiled, watching as his team stretched out prior to a Grapefruit League game. When it occurred to him that Michael Taylor was missing because he was off to the side signing something for an usher, Bakers faced turned to stone and he barked at the outfielder, dropping an F-bomb in the process. Seven months later, pennant in hand, he sat in front of a room full of reporters and once again showed his dark side.The question was about Dave Roberts, the Dodgers rookie manager. Like Baker, Roberts is a former LA outfielder. Like Baker, Roberts is African-American. In fact, theyre the only two black managers in the game today.Hes where I was 20 years ago, Baker said benignly enough. Im happy for him, big time. I know him, but I really dont know him. I know him from across the field, and I know him from one of my players, Rich Aurilia. He and Rich Aurilia are wine owners, like I am. They dont grow grapes, but we both make wine. Hes always a pleasant guy; hes a very bright, young man.Then Baker paused ever so briefly, and turned cold.But hes in the way.Roberts is in the way of the one thing that has somehow managed to elude Baker during his long and illustrious career. He has won a World Series as a player. He has been an All-Star. He has been a Gold Glove winner and a Silver Slugger winner. Hes a three-time Manager of the Year. But he has never won a ring as a manager. Despite seven playoff appearances in 20 seasons, he has never guided his team to a World Series title. Its the reason why last November, after two years away from the game, he signed on for a two-year term in D.C.Sitting in his office three days before the end of the regular season, 90 minutes before game time, and a week before the start of the playoffs, he ponders the possibility of going all the way. Not just this year, but next year, too.Thats why I came back here, he says. For the two things thats missing. Two rings.On the one hand, he sounds a little greedy. On the other hand, if he wins them, hell be probably just turn right around and give them away. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys ' ' ' 
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First Kobe Bryant, now Tim Duncan. Heath Miller Womens Jersey . A two-decade chapter of NBA history has closed.Two giants of their generation retired within months of each other, and their exits, just like their personalities and their games, couldnt have been much different.The destination is certainly the same. They will be headed to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame together in five years.Duncan ended his career Monday after 19 years with the San Antonio Spurs, three months after Bryant played the last game of his 20 seasons with the Los Angeles Lakers.Youve got probably two of the best at their position. To see them go, its kind of sad, but it comes at some point, said Grizzlies assistant Nick Van Exel, a former teammate of both.Both retirements seemed possible going into the season after injuries and sometimes even ineffectiveness had creeped in late in their careers, but the absence of a familiar silver and black jersey, and one purple and gold one, is a jolt, just like when Oscar Robertson and Jerry West retired in 1974 after the same season.For now, the NBA moves on without a pair of players most responsible for carrying the league forward after Michael Jordan, two who stood as the best examples of what the league long aspired to be.Its like when Michael passed the torch to Kobe and Tim, and now them passing it to LeBron. Its a natural progression, Houston coach Mike DAntoni said. The NBA keeps thriving because we keep having great players and those two exemplified two of the best.Bryant proved a basketball player could not only be one of the brightest stars in Hollywood, but also Europe, Asia, or anywhere else his games were seen around the globe.Duncan will always stand as the model that players dont need to be backed by the big spenders in Bryants Los Angeles or Jordans Chicago to win, that small markets can soar with the right combination of skill and sacrifice.Duncan embodied both, a player who for years could either dominate offensively, defensively, or both, without the desire for praise or paycheck that came with it. He took far below market value to give the Spurs the means to fortify the team around him, so much so that his salary had he continued playing would have appeared puny at a time when dollars are flying around to players -- and not even All-Star ones -- like never before.His equivalent of a quiet exit out the back door Monday came via press release from the team, not much different than the dozens that have been sent out in recent days by NBA clubs announcing minor free-agent or draft-pick signings.Thats all Duncan deserved?More likely its all he wanted, which is what made him and the Spurs so perfect together. They dont care for wasting time on words, and sure enough there wasnt even a quote in Duncans announcement.Bryant always did things differently, from his much-flashier wardrobe to his much larger bank account last season as the NBAs highest-paid player, which prevented the Lakers from the building options that Duncans salary afforded the Spurs.Bryant at first said he wanted no part of a farewell tour, no gifts from teams he was trying to beat, yet thats exactly what his exit became. He announced early in the season that it would be his last, allowing him a long and lengthy goodbye.And when it ended with his scintillating 60-point throwback in the final game of the season, somehow turning Golden States record-setting 73rd victory into the nights second story, it was a final reminder that even when there were better teams and better players, he was never far from the spotlight.He arrived in 1996 when high school players were far from a sure thing, one of the reasons he slipped to what seems now an unfathomable No. 13 in the draft. Duncan arrived the following June as one of the surest things ever, a four-year player at Wake Forest with NBA-ready skills and smarts.Duncan got to the top first in 1999, Bryants Lakers won the next three titles before the Spurs ended their run, and the pattern stayed that way for years. One or the other appeared in 13 of the 16 NBA Finals from 1999-2014, and both Bryant and Duncan finished their careers with five championships.Their playing days are over, but the debate over who had the better career -- or perhaps, who was the best player of his generation -- might continue many more years. Bryant scored far more but also lost more, unable to match Duncans amazing consistency during 19 straight playoff seasons and an NBA-record 17 consecutive 50-win seasons.For us as players, we just enjoy and appreciate each other, Bryant said earlier this season. Its not a matter of whos better or whos greater. You just accept the careers that youve had. I appreciate his career, and vice versa.And sometime in 2021 in Springfield, Massachusetts, there will be a night to appreciate them together.---Freelance writer Willie Ramirez in Las Vegas contributed to this report.---Follow Brian Mahoney on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/Briancmahoney Joe Gilliam Steelers Jersey . The recently retired Stern was elected Friday to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and will be enshrined with the class of 2014 on Aug. Lawrence Timmons Womens Jersey .com) - Richie Incognito has reportedly been admitted to a psychiatric care unit in Arizona. http://www.shoptheofficialsteelers.us/steelers-jack-ham-super-bowl-jersey-authentic/ . -- Anaheim Ducks captain and leading scorer Ryan Getzlaf has been scratched from Sunday nights game against the Vancouver Canucks because of an upper-body injury. Three days before the end of the regular season and 90 minutes before game time, Dusty Baker sits in his office at Nationals Park and does what Dusty Baker does.He shoots the breeze with an old friend named George Santiago, whos in town visiting. Theres always an old friend in town. He engages in perfect conversational Spanish with a member of the kitchen staff who pops in to deliver some news about lunch (its a day game). He picks up the phone and starts tapping away -- a text message to his daughter, Natosha, whose birthday is today.Its easy to remember how old she is, says Baker, as music flows out of the Bose receiver on his desk. Im 67, Natoshas 37 and Darrens 17. I always know their age, ya know what I mean?The story hes trying to sell is that the sevens matter, that because of some fortuitous mathematical coincidence, hes able to remember how old two of the most important people in his life are. The truth? Baker remembers everything about everyone because he listens. To everyone.He takes pride in coming in and getting to know every single player, says reliever Blake Treinen. Hes just real attentive, and he holds onto a lot of the little details. Thats a special quality.With Treinen, an outdoorsman who makes his home in Walla Walla, Washington, Baker talks fishing. With first baseman Ryan Zimmerman, a UVA grad who leans toward the epicurean, Baker talks wine. With pitcher Shawn Kelley, a father of two young boys, Baker talks family. Of course, it helps that Baker A) spends his offseasons fishing with a Cheyenne chief in Montana, B) owns a winery and C) has two kids of his own.He definitely hears you, says Kelley, a 32-year veteran who played for seven different skippers in seven seasons prior to landing with Baker in Washington this year. He doesnt just talk to talk because hes the manager. He genuinely cares.Like a doting parent, Baker, a self-proclaimed foodie, often conveys that care by feeding. During a June home series against the vaunted Chicago Cubs, whod swept the Nationals at Wrigley Field earlier in the season, Kelley walked into the clubhouse one afternoon to discover a box of food on the chair in front of his locker. He opened it up to find a heaping portion of shepherds pie, then glanced around the room in search of clues. Finding none, he walked into Bakers office. Skip, did you mean to leave me some food? the reliever asked. Baker nodded his head. We need to out-Irish the Cubs, said the manager, whod picked up the pie at Extra Perks, a British café he frequents in Northern Virginia. Kelley, who is of Irish descent, proceeded to crush the casserole, then went out and -- subbing for injured closer Jonathan Papelbon -- recorded his first save of the season in a 4-1 Washington win. Things like that are not normal in other locker rooms, Kelley says.Even when the Nats are away, Baker has a knack for making his players feel right at home. In late August, his club was in Philadelphia, finishing up a brutal stretch of 20 games in 20 days. On the way to the park one day, Baker stopped at the infamous Reading Terminal Market and purchased a couple of choice-cut steaks from one of the Amish stands. When he arrived in the visitors clubhouse, he walked right up to center fielder Trea Turner and third baseman Anthony Rendon -- the only two players who appeared in each of those 20 contests -- and handed them the steaks. After the game, which the Nats won (they swept the Philly series), the two players sat in the clubhouse dining room and feasted.Hes very personal, and thats why hes good, Turner says. Its not just all about baseball with him. Hes very, very thoughtful. You can get so caught up in just getting to the field each day or whatever it may be in your daily life. But he takes the time to get those gifts, and he shares them with everybody.Truth be told, oftentimes those gifts are actually re-gifts. Like the signed Tony Perez ball and the bottle of Orlando Cepeda wine that Baker gave to Zimmerman just last week.I read this book that said that usually people that are friendly have a lot of friends, and people that are generous, people are generous back to you, Baker says. People give me stuff. They give me food, they give me wine, and what am I gonna do, hoard it all?Hes so anti-hoarding that Jayson Werth jokingly calls him Santa Claus. Hes just a warm guy, the veteran outfielder says. Hes generous. That kind of sets up the whole place. You walk into the room on the first day of spring training, and the biggest thing you notice is how inviting and warm it is. Thats what sets him apart.Another thing that sets him apart? Winning. Now in his 21st season as a big league manager, Baker has 1,766 career wins, good for second most among active skippers and 17th all time. In fact, of the 23 managers whove been inducted into the Hall of Fame, nearly half of them (11) have fewer victories than Baker. During his first season in DC, he took a disappointing Nationals team that finished 83-79 a year ago and turned them into a 95-win squad, furthering his reputation as a turnaround technician: At four different stops during his managerial career -- San Francisco, Chicago, Cincinnati and now Washington -- his teams have improved by an average of 16 wins in their first season with him at the helm. All of which begs the following question: Do Bakers warm and fuzzy ways create winning teams, or merely accompany them?Absolutely it makes a difference, says pittching coach Mike Maddux, a 14-year veteran whos in his first season working with Baker. Artie Burns Jersey. Everybody knows that hes in their foxhole. Thats big support right there. Knowing that youre not being judged on this pitch or this swing. Its your body of work, man. Hey, youre one of my guys. Youre gonna play, youre gonna pitch. One bad swing or one bad pitch isnt gonna change anything. Youre at ease.You know when something goes down, hes going to have your back, Kelley says. Hes fighting for you, and rooting for you. There are managers where you dont get that feeling. You get a feeling like theyre there for themselves, and they manage for themselves. Dustys there for this organization and everybody to do one thing, and thats just to win. When you have that bond, that respect, that communication, it allows you to go out and play more relaxed. When times are good, theyre really good. When you go the other way and you lose a few, theres that sense of relaxed calmness, that hey, were OK, just keep fighting, keep doing your thing, were good.But that wasnt always the case with Baker.Earlier on, this game wore on him, says bench coach Chris Speier, who also served under Baker in Chicago and Cincinnati. This time around, he just seems a lot happier and a lot more at peace. And he doesnt take defeat, doesnt take losses, doesnt take down times as hard as he used to.Baker agrees that he has mellowed in recent years. Thanks to multiple health scares -- he was diagnosed with prostate cancer 14 years ago and suffered a mini-stroke five years ago -- he doesnt sweat the small stuff.I took everything personally because I hate to lose so much that it would eat me up inside or eat me up at night, says Baker, who celebrated his 67th birthday in June. I had to chill out. I love this game, I love what Im doing, but aint nothing worth taking me outta here.Theres nothing worth taking him out of games, either. Among managers who were with their teams the entire 2016 season, Baker is the only one who wasnt ejected. In fact, he hasnt been tossed since 2011 and has just 20 career ejections in 21 seasons. Compare that to Giants skipper Bruce Bochy, who has managed one more year than Baker but has over three times as many heave-hos on his résumé (61).Its hard to get tossed nowadays because you got replay, says Baker, dismissing the notion that his ability to stay in games is directly correlated to his ability to get along with people (and yes, umpires are people, too). Instead, it has more to do with his cost/benefit analysis. No. 1, I gotta stick around and manage the game, and I dont think that me hollering and screaming is gonna charge the team up. And No. 2, from a guy who had a stroke, Im not gonna let anybody get me to that point where my blood pressure gets that high because I can get real mad.Dusty Baker, mad? The guy who dances during batting practice, routinely praises reporters when they ask a good question and gifts his players on their birthday by leaving a bottle of wine from his own vineyard in their locker? If you think the Kris Kringle of coaching doesnt get worked up, think again.Back in spring training, when his Nationals were just starting out on their quest for a National League East crown, Baker sat in the dugout and smiled, watching as his team stretched out prior to a Grapefruit League game. When it occurred to him that Michael Taylor was missing because he was off to the side signing something for an usher, Bakers faced turned to stone and he barked at the outfielder, dropping an F-bomb in the process. Seven months later, pennant in hand, he sat in front of a room full of reporters and once again showed his dark side.The question was about Dave Roberts, the Dodgers rookie manager. Like Baker, Roberts is a former LA outfielder. Like Baker, Roberts is African-American. In fact, theyre the only two black managers in the game today.Hes where I was 20 years ago, Baker said benignly enough. Im happy for him, big time. I know him, but I really dont know him. I know him from across the field, and I know him from one of my players, Rich Aurilia. He and Rich Aurilia are wine owners, like I am. They dont grow grapes, but we both make wine. Hes always a pleasant guy; hes a very bright, young man.Then Baker paused ever so briefly, and turned cold.But hes in the way.Roberts is in the way of the one thing that has somehow managed to elude Baker during his long and illustrious career. He has won a World Series as a player. He has been an All-Star. He has been a Gold Glove winner and a Silver Slugger winner. Hes a three-time Manager of the Year. But he has never won a ring as a manager. Despite seven playoff appearances in 20 seasons, he has never guided his team to a World Series title. Its the reason why last November, after two years away from the game, he signed on for a two-year term in D.C.Sitting in his office three days before the end of the regular season, 90 minutes before game time, and a week before the start of the playoffs, he ponders the possibility of going all the way. Not just this year, but next year, too.Thats why I came back here, he says. For the two things thats missing. Two rings.On the one hand, he sounds a little greedy. On the other hand, if he wins them, hell be probably just turn right around and give them away. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys ' ' ' 
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OPELIKA, Ala. Jonathan Cooper Jersey . -- Aaron Baddeley left no doubt how much his first victory in 5-1/2 years meant to him.The Australian made a 24-foot putt on the fourth hole of a playoff with Si Woo Kim to win the Barbasol Championship on Sunday at Grand National. Then Baddeley broke into a celebratory dance off the green, tossed his club in the air and flung his cap back onto the green after his fourth PGA Tour victory.I think you could tell by my reaction how much it meant to me, he said.Baddeley secured a two-year exemption and a spot in the PGA Championship, but not the Masters.Both parred the first three holes of the playoff, three on 18 and the third on 17.Kim parred 18 again after Baddeley had already clinched his first win since the 2011 Northern Trust Open. He said at times doubts crept in about whether hed win again, calling last year the worst of his career. His 10th-place finish at Grand National was his best of the season.Its been a long time between drinks, the Australian said. I had some real struggles.Baddeley finished with a 5-under 66 to match Kim at 18-under 266. He was 11 strokes off the lead at the midpoint.Kim shot a 63, closing with a bogey.It was an exciting tournament, Kim said, speaking through an interpreter. I had a slow first few rounds. Im glad I finished the third and fourth round strong. The playoff was definitely a great experience for me on the PGA Tour.The 21-year-old South Korean sent his approach down a slope into the rough between two grandstands on the fourth playoff hole. He chipped to 5 feet but Baddeley closed it out before Woo finished.I was just telling myself, `Lets end this right here. Come on, Baddeley said. The first couple of putts (in the playoff), I didnt quite swing it the way it needed to be swung. I just let it swing and it was going up over the hill and I was like, `Oh wait, this looks really good.Kim had a two-stroke lead before a bogey on the 18th hole after putting within 9 inches on his par attempt. Baddeley parred to force the playoff.The weather turned steamy after a light drizzle on the final regulation holes.Former Auburn University player Michael Johnson finished a stroke back after a 65 in his first professional tournament, a few miles from campus. He just missed a potential birdie putt on his final hole that would have landed him in the playoff.I felt like I belonged out here this week, which is great, Johnson said.Richard H. Lee (65), Michael Thompson (65), Andres Gonzales (67) and Jhonattan Vegas (72) all finished at 15 under.Vegas opened the day with a three-stroke lead and five holes to go to complete the rain-delayed third round. He posted four bogeys and an eagle over the first nine holes, two days after setting the course record with a 60. 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CHARLOTTE -- The Charlotte Hornets wont have too much time to dwell on giving up a 13-point lead to the New York Knicks, only to lose 113-111 in overtime on Friday in New York.The two teams will go at it again on Saturday in Charlotte.The Hornets have lost in overtime in two of their last four games.Forward Carmelo Anthony sank a jumper with three seconds left in overtime to lift the Knicks (8-7) to their third straight win and sixth straight at Madison Square Garden. It was the 18th time in his career that Anthony delivered a game-winning shot.He (Anthony) is going to get a good shot up, said Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek. Hes got the experience and the size.He makes big shots. Its a luxury to have. He was fantastic tonight.The nine-time All-Star poured in a season-high 35 points and 14 rebounds for his first double-double of the season. Kristaps Porzingis and Derrick Rose scored 16 points each for the Knicks.Anthony had a chance to win it for the Knicks in regulation, but his fade away jumper was off.When I missed that one, I had a good look at it, Anthony said. I felt like I could get that same look again off of a different move rather than facing up, put the defender on my back and make him make a decision after that.Marco Belinelli led Charlotte (8-7), losers of four straight, with 19 points. Nicolas Batum just missed out on a triple-double, tallying 18 points, nine rebounds and a team-high nine assists and Kemba Walker scored 17 points, including the play that sent the game into overtime. Tom Brady Patriots Jersey. .Over his last four games, Belinelli is averaging 16.8 points while hitting 15-of-24 from beyond the arc (62.5 percent).The Hornets surrendered a 70-57 in the third quarter. New York responded with a 22-4 run to take a 79-74 lead going into the fourth. Anthony accumulated 11 points in the quarter.The biggest difference was that stretch in the third quarter, said Hornets coach Steve Clifford. We played a good first half. We played a good fourth quarter. (Derrick) Rose made a big shot (to take a three-point lead at the end of regulation) and (Carmelo) Anthony made three contested shots.The one time we doubled (him), he found (Kristaps) Porzingis for three. It really came down to that. Guys making plays and their guys made plays.If were not more physical its not going to work out for us. Were going to have to have everyone fighting for the ball.Center Cody Zeller returned from a three-game absence, finishing with 15 points, six rebounds and two assists for the Hornets and forward Frank Kaminsky added 13 points and nine rebounds in 40 minutes off the bench.Charlottes Marvin Williams left in the third quarter and did not return (hyper-extended left knee). 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OPELIKA, Ala. Jonathan Cooper Jersey . -- Aaron Baddeley left no doubt how much his first victory in 5-1/2 years meant to him.The Australian made a 24-foot putt on the fourth hole of a playoff with Si Woo Kim to win the Barbasol Championship on Sunday at Grand National. Then Baddeley broke into a celebratory dance off the green, tossed his club in the air and flung his cap back onto the green after his fourth PGA Tour victory.I think you could tell by my reaction how much it meant to me, he said.Baddeley secured a two-year exemption and a spot in the PGA Championship, but not the Masters.Both parred the first three holes of the playoff, three on 18 and the third on 17.Kim parred 18 again after Baddeley had already clinched his first win since the 2011 Northern Trust Open. He said at times doubts crept in about whether hed win again, calling last year the worst of his career. His 10th-place finish at Grand National was his best of the season.Its been a long time between drinks, the Australian said. I had some real struggles.Baddeley finished with a 5-under 66 to match Kim at 18-under 266. He was 11 strokes off the lead at the midpoint.Kim shot a 63, closing with a bogey.It was an exciting tournament, Kim said, speaking through an interpreter. I had a slow first few rounds. Im glad I finished the third and fourth round strong. The playoff was definitely a great experience for me on the PGA Tour.The 21-year-old South Korean sent his approach down a slope into the rough between two grandstands on the fourth playoff hole. He chipped to 5 feet but Baddeley closed it out before Woo finished.I was just telling myself, `Lets end this right here. Come on, Baddeley said. The first couple of putts (in the playoff), I didnt quite swing it the way it needed to be swung. I just let it swing and it was going up over the hill and I was like, `Oh wait, this looks really good.Kim had a two-stroke lead before a bogey on the 18th hole after putting within 9 inches on his par attempt. Baddeley parred to force the playoff.The weather turned steamy after a light drizzle on the final regulation holes.Former Auburn University player Michael Johnson finished a stroke back after a 65 in his first professional tournament, a few miles from campus. He just missed a potential birdie putt on his final hole that would have landed him in the playoff.I felt like I belonged out here this week, which is great, Johnson said.Richard H. Lee (65), Michael Thompson (65), Andres Gonzales (67) and Jhonattan Vegas (72) all finished at 15 under.Vegas opened the day with a three-stroke lead and five holes to go to complete the rain-delayed third round. He posted four bogeys and an eagle over the first nine holes, two days after setting the course record with a 60. 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CHARLOTTE -- The Charlotte Hornets wont have too much time to dwell on giving up a 13-point lead to the New York Knicks, only to lose 113-111 in overtime on Friday in New York.The two teams will go at it again on Saturday in Charlotte.The Hornets have lost in overtime in two of their last four games.Forward Carmelo Anthony sank a jumper with three seconds left in overtime to lift the Knicks (8-7) to their third straight win and sixth straight at Madison Square Garden. It was the 18th time in his career that Anthony delivered a game-winning shot.He (Anthony) is going to get a good shot up, said Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek. Hes got the experience and the size.He makes big shots. Its a luxury to have. He was fantastic tonight.The nine-time All-Star poured in a season-high 35 points and 14 rebounds for his first double-double of the season. Kristaps Porzingis and Derrick Rose scored 16 points each for the Knicks.Anthony had a chance to win it for the Knicks in regulation, but his fade away jumper was off.When I missed that one, I had a good look at it, Anthony said. I felt like I could get that same look again off of a different move rather than facing up, put the defender on my back and make him make a decision after that.Marco Belinelli led Charlotte (8-7), losers of four straight, with 19 points. Nicolas Batum just missed out on a triple-double, tallying 18 points, nine rebounds and a team-high nine assists and Kemba Walker scored 17 points, including the play that sent the game into overtime. Tom Brady Patriots Jersey. .Over his last four games, Belinelli is averaging 16.8 points while hitting 15-of-24 from beyond the arc (62.5 percent).The Hornets surrendered a 70-57 in the third quarter. New York responded with a 22-4 run to take a 79-74 lead going into the fourth. Anthony accumulated 11 points in the quarter.The biggest difference was that stretch in the third quarter, said Hornets coach Steve Clifford. We played a good first half. We played a good fourth quarter. (Derrick) Rose made a big shot (to take a three-point lead at the end of regulation) and (Carmelo) Anthony made three contested shots.The one time we doubled (him), he found (Kristaps) Porzingis for three. It really came down to that. Guys making plays and their guys made plays.If were not more physical its not going to work out for us. Were going to have to have everyone fighting for the ball.Center Cody Zeller returned from a three-game absence, finishing with 15 points, six rebounds and two assists for the Hornets and forward Frank Kaminsky added 13 points and nine rebounds in 40 minutes off the bench.Charlottes Marvin Williams left in the third quarter and did not return (hyper-extended left knee). 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MADISON, Wis. Willie Brown Jersey . -- The offense is a work in progress for No. 9 Wisconsin, but the defense is in midseason form.Bronson Koenig had 16 points, Nigel Hayes scored 10 of his 14 in the second half and the Badgers held Central Arkansas to 28 percent shooting while opening a season of high expectations with a 79-47 win Friday night.The Badgers were never seriously threatened after building a 20-point lead with 15:46 left following an 8-0 run. Hayes did all the scoring with two 3-pointers and a layup.But all that time they spent on defense in preseason practice paid off in the opener at the Kohl Center.Weve done a lot of drills, pulled drills out from yesteryear, put a lot of focus on that, because I knew we were going to have to be a really good defensive team, coach Greg Gard said.Its just one game, but the defensive effort bodes well for when rough-and-tumble Big Ten play starts in late December. Wisconsin pulled away after Central Arkansas got to 19-17 with 7:13 left in the first half.You know about their defense, Bears coach Russ Pennell said. Then we see it up close and personal, you see how good it is. ... They just dont give you anything easy.The Badgers pride themselves on halfcourt defense, in particular how they defend ball-screen and close driving lanes. They were a little over-aggressive early on the boards before asserting their muscles to outrebound Central Arkansas 45-29.I thought we showed a lot of promise and we had flashes of playing really good defense, Koenig said.Once Wisconsin started knocking down shots against the Bears matchup zone, it was no contest.Hayes, the Big Ten preseason player of the year, was 5 of 10 from the field. He finished 2 for 6 from 3-point range after missing his first three shots from behind the arc.Derreck Brooks had 12 points and eight rebounds for Central Arkansas.Ethan Happ added eight points and nine rebounds for the Badgers. They have all five starters and their top nine scorers back from last seasons team that advanced to the NCAA regional semifinals.BIG PICTURECentral Arkansas: Picked to finish 11th in the 13-team Southland Conference in a preseason coaches poll, the Bears hung in with the more talented Badgers until midway through the first half. With a rough schedule befitting a low mid-major school, Central Arkansas should draw confidence following a respectable effort against a potential Final Four team.Their size and physicality really took over in the second half . We just really werent able to stand up to that, Pennell said.Wisconsin: The Badgers are deeper and more experienced than the squad that was stunned in last years season opener by Western Illinois. DMitrik Trice scored six points off the bench in the first half Friday with two 3s. The freshman could give Wisconsin added quickness in a reserve role when Koenig needs a breather. Sophomore Khalil Iverson displayed athleticism with a block minutes after jumping high in the air on the other end for an offensive rebound to save a possession.TAKE A SHOTIt took a little while for Wisconsin to get its bearings on offense, though Gards team finished 11 of 29 from 3-point range. With able post scorers in Hayes and Happ, the Badgers dont normally rely on 3s to score. But Gard for the most part was happy with the shots taken from outside against Central Arkansas zone.If theyre open 3s, well take them. Not that we necessarily just want to shoot all 3s, but it works for the Warriors, joked the verbose Hayes, referring to the NBAs Golden State Warriors.POLL IMPLICATIONSWisconsin should stay at No. 9 in the poll next week, pending how No. 3 Kansas and No. 5 Oregon fared later Friday night.UP NEXTCentral Arkansas: A tough opening-week schedule continues with a trip on Nov. 14 to Oklahoma State.Wisconsin: At No. 22 Creighton on Nov. 15.---For more college basketball: http://collegebasketball.ap.org and https://twitter.com/AP-Top25---Follow Genaro Armas at: https://twitter.com/GArmasAP Lester Hayes Raiders Jersey . Parker had 26 points and eight assists and San Antonio beat Toronto 112-99 Monday night. "We won that game because of Tony Parkers aggressiveness," Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. "His juice; his aggression all night long. 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Obviously, I want golf to be a success in the Olympics, but I clearly wanted to go. So I wasnt jumping up and down saying, `Guys, you should all go. I was staying out of it. Because it is a dream of mine.It becomes a reality when Harrington arrives in Rio de Janeiro on Monday and the draw is announced for the 72-hole competition that starts Thursday and concludes with the first medals awarded since 1904 in St. Louis.Golf began its bid process in April 2008, about the time Harrington soared to his greatest heights. He repeated as British Open champion that year, and then won the PGA Championship to become the first European to win back-to-back majors in the modern lineup of Grand Slam events.Harrington joined the biggest names in golf -- Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Annika Sorenstam -- in a strong pitch to the IOC to put golf back in the program. But when the Rio Games rolled around, Harrington was nowhere close to qualifying because of three Irish golfers well ahead of him in the world ranking.And then McIlroy pulled out, citing the Zika virus. Graeme McDowell withdrew because his wife is due with their second child and he didnt want to be out of the country. Shane Lowry also withdrew. And now Harrington, the most famous of all Irish golfers, is headed to the Olympics.He hasnt even met the other Irish qualifier, Seamus Powers, who plays on the Web.com Tour. But he is thrilled to have him as a teammate.Id be hoping that the two of us have a chance coming down the last nine holes, Harrington said.Why are the Olympics so important? Why would a three-time major champion care more about gold than the silver claret jug or Wanamaker Trophy?That dates to his teenage years, when Harrington was starting to blossom in golf and was invited to three or four banquets each winter that honor the best sporting achievements in Ireland and feature the heroes of Irish sport over the years. Charles Woodson Womens Jersey. Every sports awards I went to from 15 years of age, the first man they called out was a guy named Ronnie Delany, who won the 1,500 gold medal in 1956, he said. Every sports award. Thats how big a deal it is. I sat there and looked up and this guy ... who is this guy? Its a huge deal in Ireland.Harrington can recite the Irish history in the Olympics, from Delanys gold medal in Melbourne to Pat OCallaghans two golds in boxing in 1928 and 1932, Bob Tisdall in the 1932 Olympics for the 400-meter hurdles, even Jack Butler Yeats winning a silver in mixed painting, when art competitions were part of the games.So yes, its a huge deal.He even chose to sacrifice his standing on the PGA Tour. Harrington played the Travelers Championship in Connecticut last week, failing in his bid to move into the top 125 in the FedEx Cup. There are two events remaining, but hell be in Rio -- playing one week, watching the next.I normally come back and would play, but I think so much of the Olympics, Im going to take a weeks holiday and go to a number of events, Harrington said. Its an opportunity of a lifetime to really have a great weeks holiday the second week. The first week will be all business but hopefully the second week well have a good week.On his agenda are table tennis, gymnastics, diving, cycling, boxing.Im sure Im missing out on one or two, he said. This is all the second week. So Im trying to do two things a day the second week. Im really keen on it. Its really great fun watching all those sports. The Olympics ... the pain of losing is exceptional, the joy of winning, its right there on the line. So Id watch anything in those circumstances and obviously, the Olympics is the pinnacle of it all.He felt that way when he lobbied hard for golf to be part of it. And now he gets to take part of it himself.To listen to him, this is pure joy. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys ' ' ' 
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MADISON, Wis. Willie Brown Jersey . -- The offense is a work in progress for No. 9 Wisconsin, but the defense is in midseason form.Bronson Koenig had 16 points, Nigel Hayes scored 10 of his 14 in the second half and the Badgers held Central Arkansas to 28 percent shooting while opening a season of high expectations with a 79-47 win Friday night.The Badgers were never seriously threatened after building a 20-point lead with 15:46 left following an 8-0 run. Hayes did all the scoring with two 3-pointers and a layup.But all that time they spent on defense in preseason practice paid off in the opener at the Kohl Center.Weve done a lot of drills, pulled drills out from yesteryear, put a lot of focus on that, because I knew we were going to have to be a really good defensive team, coach Greg Gard said.Its just one game, but the defensive effort bodes well for when rough-and-tumble Big Ten play starts in late December. Wisconsin pulled away after Central Arkansas got to 19-17 with 7:13 left in the first half.You know about their defense, Bears coach Russ Pennell said. Then we see it up close and personal, you see how good it is. ... They just dont give you anything easy.The Badgers pride themselves on halfcourt defense, in particular how they defend ball-screen and close driving lanes. They were a little over-aggressive early on the boards before asserting their muscles to outrebound Central Arkansas 45-29.I thought we showed a lot of promise and we had flashes of playing really good defense, Koenig said.Once Wisconsin started knocking down shots against the Bears matchup zone, it was no contest.Hayes, the Big Ten preseason player of the year, was 5 of 10 from the field. He finished 2 for 6 from 3-point range after missing his first three shots from behind the arc.Derreck Brooks had 12 points and eight rebounds for Central Arkansas.Ethan Happ added eight points and nine rebounds for the Badgers. They have all five starters and their top nine scorers back from last seasons team that advanced to the NCAA regional semifinals.BIG PICTURECentral Arkansas: Picked to finish 11th in the 13-team Southland Conference in a preseason coaches poll, the Bears hung in with the more talented Badgers until midway through the first half. With a rough schedule befitting a low mid-major school, Central Arkansas should draw confidence following a respectable effort against a potential Final Four team.Their size and physicality really took over in the second half . We just really werent able to stand up to that, Pennell said.Wisconsin: The Badgers are deeper and more experienced than the squad that was stunned in last years season opener by Western Illinois. DMitrik Trice scored six points off the bench in the first half Friday with two 3s. The freshman could give Wisconsin added quickness in a reserve role when Koenig needs a breather. Sophomore Khalil Iverson displayed athleticism with a block minutes after jumping high in the air on the other end for an offensive rebound to save a possession.TAKE A SHOTIt took a little while for Wisconsin to get its bearings on offense, though Gards team finished 11 of 29 from 3-point range. With able post scorers in Hayes and Happ, the Badgers dont normally rely on 3s to score. But Gard for the most part was happy with the shots taken from outside against Central Arkansas zone.If theyre open 3s, well take them. Not that we necessarily just want to shoot all 3s, but it works for the Warriors, joked the verbose Hayes, referring to the NBAs Golden State Warriors.POLL IMPLICATIONSWisconsin should stay at No. 9 in the poll next week, pending how No. 3 Kansas and No. 5 Oregon fared later Friday night.UP NEXTCentral Arkansas: A tough opening-week schedule continues with a trip on Nov. 14 to Oklahoma State.Wisconsin: At No. 22 Creighton on Nov. 15.---For more college basketball: http://collegebasketball.ap.org and https://twitter.com/AP-Top25---Follow Genaro Armas at: https://twitter.com/GArmasAP Lester Hayes Raiders Jersey . Parker had 26 points and eight assists and San Antonio beat Toronto 112-99 Monday night. "We won that game because of Tony Parkers aggressiveness," Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. "His juice; his aggression all night long. Kenny Stabler Womens Jersey .C. -- Calgarys Kevin Koe did it the hard way again. http://www.footballraidersmall.com/Youth-Sebastian-Janikowski-Elite-Jersey/ . Despite the cost, effort and an improved steroid test, its possible that very few -- if any -- positives will be detected, Dr. Richard Budgett told The Associated Press in an interview. "We just dont know what the results from Torino will be," Budgett said. RIO DE JANEIRO -- Padraig Harrington was a strong voice in golfs bid to become an Olympic sport for the first time in more than a century.And then golfs image took a hit as players began dropping out, and the Irishman went quiet.He desperately wanted golf to succeed, and that meant unified support from the top players. But as they began pulling out -- particularly Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland -- it became personal. Without players withdrawing, he wouldnt have a chance to play.I was wearing two hats when it came to this, Harrington said. Obviously, I want golf to be a success in the Olympics, but I clearly wanted to go. So I wasnt jumping up and down saying, `Guys, you should all go. I was staying out of it. Because it is a dream of mine.It becomes a reality when Harrington arrives in Rio de Janeiro on Monday and the draw is announced for the 72-hole competition that starts Thursday and concludes with the first medals awarded since 1904 in St. Louis.Golf began its bid process in April 2008, about the time Harrington soared to his greatest heights. He repeated as British Open champion that year, and then won the PGA Championship to become the first European to win back-to-back majors in the modern lineup of Grand Slam events.Harrington joined the biggest names in golf -- Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Annika Sorenstam -- in a strong pitch to the IOC to put golf back in the program. But when the Rio Games rolled around, Harrington was nowhere close to qualifying because of three Irish golfers well ahead of him in the world ranking.And then McIlroy pulled out, citing the Zika virus. Graeme McDowell withdrew because his wife is due with their second child and he didnt want to be out of the country. Shane Lowry also withdrew. And now Harrington, the most famous of all Irish golfers, is headed to the Olympics.He hasnt even met the other Irish qualifier, Seamus Powers, who plays on the Web.com Tour. But he is thrilled to have him as a teammate.Id be hoping that the two of us have a chance coming down the last nine holes, Harrington said.Why are the Olympics so important? Why would a three-time major champion care more about gold than the silver claret jug or Wanamaker Trophy?That dates to his teenage years, when Harrington was starting to blossom in golf and was invited to three or four banquets each winter that honor the best sporting achievements in Ireland and feature the heroes of Irish sport over the years. Charles Woodson Womens Jersey. Every sports awards I went to from 15 years of age, the first man they called out was a guy named Ronnie Delany, who won the 1,500 gold medal in 1956, he said. Every sports award. Thats how big a deal it is. I sat there and looked up and this guy ... who is this guy? Its a huge deal in Ireland.Harrington can recite the Irish history in the Olympics, from Delanys gold medal in Melbourne to Pat OCallaghans two golds in boxing in 1928 and 1932, Bob Tisdall in the 1932 Olympics for the 400-meter hurdles, even Jack Butler Yeats winning a silver in mixed painting, when art competitions were part of the games.So yes, its a huge deal.He even chose to sacrifice his standing on the PGA Tour. Harrington played the Travelers Championship in Connecticut last week, failing in his bid to move into the top 125 in the FedEx Cup. There are two events remaining, but hell be in Rio -- playing one week, watching the next.I normally come back and would play, but I think so much of the Olympics, Im going to take a weeks holiday and go to a number of events, Harrington said. Its an opportunity of a lifetime to really have a great weeks holiday the second week. The first week will be all business but hopefully the second week well have a good week.On his agenda are table tennis, gymnastics, diving, cycling, boxing.Im sure Im missing out on one or two, he said. This is all the second week. So Im trying to do two things a day the second week. Im really keen on it. Its really great fun watching all those sports. The Olympics ... the pain of losing is exceptional, the joy of winning, its right there on the line. So Id watch anything in those circumstances and obviously, the Olympics is the pinnacle of it all.He felt that way when he lobbied hard for golf to be part of it. And now he gets to take part of it himself.To listen to him, this is pure joy. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys ' ' ' 
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An impressive all-round display from R Ashwin handed India the advantage on the second day as they posted a sizable 455 and then reduced England to 103 for 5 at stumps in the second Test in Visakhapatnam on Friday. Danny Amendola Patriots Jersey .The hosts had already stamped their authority by ending day one on 317 for four. R Ashwin ensured they added to Englands woes by joining forces with debutant Jayant Yadav to add 64 runs for the eighth wicket. Ben Stokes eventually accounted for Ashwin for a 95-ball 58 after he edged a short delivery to the keeper.In 2016, Ashwin has scored two centuries and two fifties in Tests. He has also scored his fourth half-century against England, which is the most he has scored against any opposition. He averages 50.90 against them.Englands batsmen had 16 overs to negotiate before tea and they had hoped to keep their wickets in tact as the day wore on. But they lost their captain, Alastair Cook, in the third over of the day when Mohammad Shami uprooted his off stump after the ball angled away.Haseeb Hameed and Joe Root added 47 runs for the second wicket, but Hameeds innings was cut short as he was run out for 13. Kohli held back his trump card, Ashwin, till the 16th over and he didnt disappoint his captain when he finally got the ball, as he got it to drift and turn sharply. Ben Duckett was his first victim of the Test as he got the third ball of his fourth over to drift into middle and leg, beat the outside edge and hit middle stump.Joe Root stood tall, on 53 from 98 balls, for England, as wickets fell at the other end. But two overs after Ducketts departure, Root erred against Ashwin by misreading the length as he stepped out of the crease. He went through with his shot but miscued it to long-off. Jayant then trapped the centurion from the first Test, Moeen Ali, lbw for one. Ashwins 12 overs yielded just 15 runs and two wickets.In the end, Stokes and Jonny Bairstow hung grimly on for 14.4 overs, but they got just 23 runs in those. India will look to bowl England out of the Test on day three.Im enjoying my batting, I tried to stay positive, Ashwin said. There are some attacks where you feel good about going out and batting. Ever since England toured here last time, I have been batting well against them and thats a psychological advantage I carry into a game when I play against them. Its a very different pitch to what we saw in Rajkot and its not one of those easy-paced wickets. Irving Fryar Jersey . The Browns coaching search remains incomplete. Patrick Chung Jersey .Y. -- Vancouver Canucks goaltender Roberto Luongo had little trouble picking up his first shutout of the season against a Buffalo Sabres team thats having trouble scoring goals. http://www.patriotsfanaticstores.com/authentic-josh-kline-patriots-jersey/ . Nathan MacKinnon, Jamie McGinn and Jan Hejda also scored for the Avalanche, who won despite being outshot 38-23. MacKinnons goal, also on the power play, came with just over a minute remaining. EUGENE, Ore. -- This wasnt a world record for Ashton Eaton -- just a runaway win and another trip to the Olympics.Not bad for a decathlete dealing with an injury.On a tender hamstring and a quadriceps that has given him problems in recent weeks, the defending Olympic champion scored 8,750 points to beat Jeremy Taiwo by 325 at the U.S. Track and Field Trials on Sunday. Thats well off Eatons world record of 9,045, set at the world championships last summer in Beijing.But consider this: No one in the decathlete field for the Rio Olympics has a personal best that matches Eatons mark from the trials.Hes simply in a different stratosphere these days. The only person who can compete against him is, well, a computerized model of himself.Its almost like I make a digital version of myself, try to compete against that, Eaton said. I had this little, mini sub-goal of trying to score 9,000 every decathlon. It would be cool never to go back to [8,000].At the previous Olympic trials, also at Hayward Field, Eaton broke the decathlon world record for the first time. Eugene has long been a special place for him. Its where he and his wife, Canadian heptathlete Brianne Theisen-Eaton, met while attending the University of Oregon and rose to prominence.Eaton said he was shooting for the record, but his leg made it impossible.I had the same mindset, Eaton said. I would say the expectations personally and externally were a little bit different.The 28-year-old Eaton was in such control that his coach, Harry Marra, told him to run the final event, the 1,500, at a slower pace than normal. There was no sense in putting extra wear and tear on the leg with the Olympic decathlon in six weeks. Eaton still ran event No. 10 in 4 minutes, 25.15 seconds, which was one of the top times.This meet defines Ashton Eaton way more than his world-record performances. Those were great performances, Marra said. But he had so many obstacles physically. ... He did this with a bum leg.It was a leg his coach wasnt sure would hold up during the 400 on Saturday, but it did. Geneo Grissom Patriots Jersey. . It was a leg Eaton wasnt sure would be ready for the 110-meter hurdles on Sunday, but it was.Through this competition, Eaton learned a little bit more about himself. He doesnt have to be super aggressive all the time. Smooth works almost as well.The reviews were pretty good, Eaton said. As a decathlon, if you dont leave with something frustrated, then you should quit because it was perfect.In command, Eaton even had time to take in some other events. He watched Chaunte Lowe win the high jump by holding hold off teenager Vashti Cunningham, the daughter of longtime NFL quarterback Randall Cunningham. He caught Jeffery Hendersons win in the mens long jump and Allyson Felixs blistering performance in the 400.Its nice to have a front-row seat as a decathlete on the field and get to see all that stuff, Eaton said. Those kinds of things are inspirational, and you try to learn from it. Sometimes, I try to pick up little things from the specialists.Taiwo had a solid performance to take second, while Zach Ziemek of Wisconsin wound up third. It was an event that was missing Trey Hardee, the 2012 Olympic silver medalist who didnt finish after he suffered a left hamstring injury on the first day.Eatons big plans now will be to squeeze in some rest before he and his wife head to Rio. There, Eaton has a chance to make a little history as he tries to defend his title. That hasnt been done in the decathlon since British star Daley Thompson won in 1980 and 84.That would be cool, Eaton said. Awesome company to be in, but there are really good competitors.Asked if he might chase after another world record in Rio, Eaton grinned.The Olympic Games are so much different from anything else, Eaton said. You dont even talk about world records, in a way. If its there at the very end, sure, Ill run to get it. Other than that, its event to event. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys ' ' ' 
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