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HOUSTON (5-3) at JACKSONVILLE (2-6)Sunday, 1 p. Benoit Pouliot Jersey .m. ET, CBSOPENING LINE -- Texans by 2RECORD VS. SPREAD -- Houston 4-3-1, Jacksonville 3-4-1SERIES RECORD -- Texans lead 17-11LAST MEETING -- Texans beat Jaguars 30-6, Jan. 1LAST WEEK -- Texans on bye, beat Lions 20-13 on Oct. 30; Jaguars lost at Chiefs 19-14AP PRO32 RANKING -- Texans No. 12, Jaguars No. 30TEXANS OFFENSE -- OVERALL (30), RUSH (11), PASS (30)TEXANS DEFENSE -- OVERALL (5), RUSH (28), PASS (2)JAGAURS OFFENSE -- OVERALL (17), RUSH (26), PASS (14)JAGUARS DEFENSE -- OVERALL (11), RUSH (24), PASS (5)STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES -- Coming off bye, Texans looking to start 3-0 in AFC South and extend division winning streak to eight games. ... Texans have won four in row in series, sweeping both meetings in 2014 and 2015. Houston has never won five straight against Jacksonville. ... Texans have scored at least 20 points in 11 of last 12 meetings. ... Houston playing first of four road games in five weeks. Texans are 0-3 on road, getting outscored 85-22 at New England, Minnesota and Denver. ... Houston WR DeAndre Hopkins needs one 100-yard receiving game to tie Andre Johnson (13, 2003-06) for most in franchise history in first four seasons. Hopkins torched Jaguars last season, catching 17 passes for 237 yards and two TDs in two games. ... RB Lamar Miller has started 51 consecutive games, second-longest active streak among NFL running backs. ... QB Brock Osweiler has been sacked at least once every game this season. ... OLB Whitney Mercilus had 5 + sacks in two games against Jacksonville last season. ... Jaguars have lost three in row and are winless in three games at EverBank Field, against Packers, Ravens and Raiders. ... Jags enjoyed their best rushing performance of season last week at Kansas City, finishing with 205 yards on ground. Now, they want to prove it wasnt one-week wonder. ... Fantasy Tip: With talented Jaguars CB Jalen Ramsey expected to shadow Hopkins, Texans rookie Will Fuller could be better starting option Sunday.---For more NFL coverage: http://www.pro32.ap.org and http://www.twitter.com/AP-NFL Mark Fayne Jersey . -- New England Revolution goalkeeper Matt Reis is retiring after a 16-year career to become the goalie coach for the Los Angeles Galaxy. Kris Russell Jersey . -- Canadian Andrew Wiggins got the ball on the wing, made a nifty spin move and then let go with a soft floater from about 10 feet that swished through the net in Allen Fieldhouse. http://www.oilersjerseyscheap.com/?tag=wayne-gretzky-jersey . Miikka Kiprusoff had just announced his retirement after a decade-long run in Calgary and it would be up to Berra and Ramo to fill the void. The quarterback depth chart below breaks down all 32 NFL teams in terms of current fantasy value for the 2016 season. This is a file Ive done in the past -- previously known as the Tamme Index -- and its important to note it does not necessarily reflect a players position on his NFL teams depth chart. ?A player listed in the starter column is the most valuable quarterback on his team in terms of fantasy value.A player listed under handcuff should see increased fantasy value if the starter becomes injured or sees his role diminish. Andrew Ference Jersey. The value column reflects the likely upside that player would have in standard leagues if he becomes a starter: QB1 (top 10), QB2 (11-20), bench?(worth a speculative add), waivers (not worth adding as a free agent).More fantasy depth charts:Running Backs | Wide Receivers | Tight Ends Nike NFL Jerseys ChinaJerseys NFL CheapCheap NFL T-shirtsWholesale NFL White JerseysWholesale NFL Camo JerseysChina JerseysCheap Jerseys China ' ' '
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Parramatta will aim to have their new board installed before the first round of next years NRL season. Cheap Bulls Jerseys Authentic .As they look to put their horror 2016 campaign behind them, appointed administrator Max Donnelly on Wednesday called for independent applications to the the new seven-person board.Applications will close on December 5, with interviews anticipated to take place throughout December, January and February.I would like to interview the people I think meet the criteria and then be able to appoint the board by the time the season starts, Donnelly told AAP.In a bid to avoid the ghosts of the past, previous directors will be banned from taking up a position on the board.Former players will not cop the same treatment, but Donnelly says a background in rugby league does not automatically qualify someone for the job.If someone was a great businessman and had wonderful ideas about how to raise sponsorships and didnt know a lot about football, that wouldnt stop them from being on the board, Donnelly said.Whereas if someone knew a lot about football, but nothing about business, its not quite so good.In a shake-up aimed at ensuring stability at the club, Donnelly will sit on the board for at least the first year to oversee operations while Jim Sarantinos will be the other Leagues Club representative.Its also hoped individual selection, via an independent committee, will stop the political in-fighting which has previously sunk the club.There should be no factions, moving forward, Donnelly said.These five people will be individually appointed - they didnt go in with a ticket.Parramattas previous board was sacked following the salary-cap scandal which hit the club in 2016, leading to them being docked 12 competition points and fined $1 million for systematic rorting.The club continues to cooperate fully with the Australian Tax Office and NSW Fraud Squad as investigations continue into the Leagues Clubs actions during the period.However, they have turned over a new leaf with chief executive Bernie Gurr beginning work last month, and he and coach Brad Arthur on the lookout for a new football manager. Wendell Carter Jr. Jersey . Now tied for second in the league in shootout goals, the 24-year-old likes to see what the opposing goaltender has in store before he ultimately lands on a move. Cheap Bulls Jerseys China . Philadelphia is 2-0 against the Senators this season and scored five goals in each victory. The Flyers recorded a 5-0 win in Ottawa on Nov. 12 and then earned a 5-2 home decision on Nov. 19. The Flyers have claimed three straight and four of the last five encounters with the Sens overall and Philly has won two in a row and three of its past four tests in Canadas capital city. http://www.cheapbullsjerseys.com/ . Inter president Erick Thohir says in a club statement on Wednesday that Vidic is "one of the worlds best defenders and his qualities, international pedigree, and charisma will be an asset. MANCHESTER, England -- David Moyes was given a challenging start to life as Manchester United manager Wednesday, with his new team handed fixtures against Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City in the first five matches of its Premier League title defence. Moyes already has a tough job replacing the great Alex Ferguson, who retired after nearly 27 trophy-laden years at Old Trafford, and the release of the 2013-14 fixture list hasnt given him any respite. After opening its title defence at Swansea, United hosts Chelsea -- also under a new manager in Jose Mourinho -- the following weekend. Then United plays great rival Liverpool away before a trip to City on the weekend of Sept. 21-22. Mourinhos first match in his second spell with Chelsea is at home to newly promoted Hull while Manuel Pellegrinis first taste of action as Citys new manager comes at home to Newcastle. "Starting the seaason at home is a great way for our supporters to show the players they are ready to be behind the team all the way, and at the same time it is a great way for the players to show how much they are motivated and committed," Mourinho said. Wholesale Bulls Jerseys. . "I am so happy to start at the Bridge." The opening round of the season takes place on the weekend of Aug. 17-18. Given all the managerial appointments among the big clubs, it is anticipated that this seasons title race will be one of the most hotly contested in years. If it goes down to the last day -- as it did two seasons ago -- United will be away at Southampton, City is at home to West Ham and Chelsea visits Cardiff, one of the other promoted teams. Arsenal begins the season at home to Aston Villa, Liverpool hosts Stoke and the first game in charge for new Everton manager Roberto Martinez is at Norwich. Nike NFL Jerseys ChinaJerseys NFL CheapCheap NFL T-shirtsWholesale NFL White JerseysWholesale NFL Camo JerseysChina JerseysCheap Jerseys China' ' '
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The month of September rarely defines a college football season. Khyri Thomas Jersey .If it did, Kenny Hill would have a Heisman Trophy and Baylor and Oregon would have a few national championship trophies.But its sure starting to feel like this September had more definition than most for some of the sports heavyweights. Some of the teams we expected to be really good, including LSU and Notre Dame, arent very good at all.Its not just LSU and Notre Dame. Its Oregon. Its USC. Its Michigan State. And its Georgia. Sure, those teams can turn it around with three-fourths of their seasons remaining. But its also possible, after watching them for four weeks, that we were flat-out wrong about them in the preseason.Remember when we thought that LSU might challenge defending national champion Alabama in the SEC West? The Tigers couldnt even beat Auburn in a game in which Gus Malzahns team didnt score a touchdown.During his dozen seasons as LSUs coach, weve grown accustomed to Les Miles pulling something out of his hat when games are on the line. It looked like he was going to do it again at Jordan-Hare Stadium. LSU appeared to score the winning touchdown with no time remaining in a thrilling finish. On the games final play, LSU quarterback Danny Etling rolled to his right and fired into the end zone for D.J. Chark, who made a spectacular catch on the sideline for the winning 15-yard touchdown. LSU players celebrated wildly, but the score was overturned by instant replay, as it was ruled LSU didnt snap the ball before time expired.Miles penchant for late-game magic has suddenly become his curse. He seems to be out of ideas about how to turn LSU around, and it might be time for a change (for real this time).I dont know if Ive ever come as close to winning a game and finishing second as today, Miles said.A year after Miles survived a coup to oust him, he might be unable to save his job again. Then-No. 5 LSU lost to Wisconsin 16-14 in its opener. And after losing to Auburn, LSU will probably have to run the table to win the SEC West. LSU still faces five games against ranked foes, including a Nov. 5 home game against No. 1 Alabama.It seems premature to write off LSU so soon, but the Tigers arent the only team to be limping into October. Some preseason prognostications saw Notre Dame as a dark horse to make the College Football Playoff. But after falling to Duke 38-35 at home, the Fighting Irish are 1-3 for the first time since 2010, which was coach Brian Kellys first season. After the game, Kelly said no starting job is safe on his team. Thats how bad the Fighting Irish have looked so far.If you want to play for me moving forward, you better -- I dont care what your résumé says, I dont care if you were a five-star [recruit], if you had 100 tackles or 80 receptions or 30 touchdown passes -- you better have some damn fire and energy in you, Kelly said. We lack it. We lack it -- severely.The Fighting Irish werent the only ones. Oregon spent much of the past decade in contention for Pac-12 titles. But Colorado surprised Oregon 41-38 at Autzen Stadium for the Buffaloes first victory over the Ducks since joining the Pac-12 in 2011.?Colorado won while playing without starting quarterback Sefo Liufau; backup Steven Montez threw for 333 yards with three touchdowns and ran for 135 yards with one score. Hes the first player in Colorado history to pass for 300 yards and run for 100 in the same game.Ive never been in a train wreck, Oregon coach Mark Helfrich said. But thats probably what it would feel like.Thats probably exactly how Georgia feels. The No. 12 Bulldogs lost for the first time under new coach Kirby Smart, and it was ugly. No. 23 Ole Miss routed Georgia 45-14, marking the Rebels biggest win over a ranked foe since 1969.Ole Miss rebounded after blowing a 22-point lead in a loss to Florida State in its opener and a 21-point lead in its loss to Alabama last week.I cant think of a time in my lifetime where a team has done that to Georgia, Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze said.Its probably time to reassess a few other teams, but for entirely different reasons. Wisconsin, which was unranked in the preseason, might be the best team in the Big Ten West.The Badgers walloped No. 8 Michigan State 30-6 in East Lansing. It was the Spartans most lopsided home loss since 2009. Of course, well learn a lot more about Wisconsin in its next two games, when it plays at No. 4 Michigan and hosts No. 2 Ohio State.Texas A&M, and not LSU, might be No. 1 Alabamas biggest threat in the SEC West. The No. 10 Aggies routed No. 17 Arkansas 45-24 in Arlington, Texas. Texas A&M is 4-0 for the third straight year, but this team seems built to avoid the second-half swoons that plagued the Aggies in each of the previous two seasons.Texas A&M quarterback Trevor Knight, an Oklahoma transfer, has provided much-needed stability to the offense. He passed for 225 yards and two touchdowns and also ran for 157 yards and two scores against the Razorbacks.Were trying to grow with Trevor, Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin said. I think tonight, he struggled early throwing, but he got running, and that was it. Somebody asked me what his best stat is, and I said its winning.Winning has probably never felt better for Tennessee. The No. 14 Volunteers trailed No. 19 Florida by three touchdowns late in the first half and seemed well on their way to their 12th consecutive loss to the Gators. But then Tennessee reeled off 38 consecutive points in a stunning 38-28 victory at Neyland Stadium. Suddenly,?the Volunteers look like the team to beat in the SEC East. More importantly, they displayed a backbone that seemed to be missing for much of the past decade.Only a month into the 2016 season, were still assessing which teams are overrated and which teams are actually really good -- like really, really good (except Alabama; were sure about the Crimson Tide). We can be more patient separating the pretenders from the contenders.Thats what October is for.Playoff teams after Week 41. Alabama: The Crimson Tide lost their top two tailbacks, Damien Harris and Bo Scarbrough, to injuries but still cruised to a 48-0 shutout of Kent State, Alabama coach Nick Sabans alma mater. Tide freshman Joshua Jacobs ran 11 times for 97 yards and two touchdowns.2. Ohio State: The Buckeyes had the week off before hosting Rutgers and Indiana for their next two games. Theyll get a big test at Wisconsin on Oct. 15.3. Louisville: The Lamar Jackson Show continued in a 59-28 rout at Marshall. Jackson threw for five more touchdowns against the Thundering Herd. Hes responsible for 25 touchdowns through four games.4. Michigan: The Wolverines routed Penn State 49-10 -- for their fourth straight game with at least 45 points. Its the longest such stretch by a Big Ten team to start the season since Penn State in 2008.Next four in contention1. Clemson: Clemsons defense was absolutely dominant in a 26-7 win at Georgia Tech on Thursday night, holding the Yellow Jackets to 124 yards of offense. Tech averaged only 2.5 yards on 38 rushing attempts.2. Houston: The Cougars were nearly flawless in a 64-3 rout of Texas State. They piled up 563 yards of offense, allowed only 33 rushing yards and had zero penalties and turnovers.3. Stanford: The Cardinal survived with a 22-13 victory at UCLA, setting up a big showdown at Washington on Friday night. Stanford quarterback Ryan Burns went 5-for-8 for 66 yards and threw an 8-yard touchdown to JJ Arcega-Whiteside with 24 seconds left on the winning drive.4. Wisconsin: After upsetting then-No. 5 LSU in the opener and No. 8 Michigan State on Saturday, the Badgers have now defeated multiple AP top-10 opponents in the same season for the first time since 1962.Heisman candidates1. Lamar Jackson, QB, Louisville: Jackson continued to look like a runaway Heisman winner in a 59-28 win at Marshall, passing for 417 yards and five touchdowns and running for 62 yards with two scores against the Thundering Herd.2. Christian McCaffrey, RB, Stanford: UCLAs defense did a nice job slowing down McCaffrey at the Rose Bowl, especially by not giving him opportunities on special teams. He ran for 138 yards on 26 carries, his third straight game with more than 100 yards.?3. Greg Ward Jr., QB, Houston: Wards ailing right shoulder looked fine against Texas State. He completed 20 of 26 passes for 289 yards with two touchdowns and ran seven times for 39 yards with one score before taking a seat in the second half.4. Deshaun Watson, QB, Clemson: After a slow start this season, Watson had his best game against Georgia Tech, completing 32 of 48 passes for 304 yards with two touchdowns and one interception. He also ran 12 times for 36 yards.Tweets of the nightBest momentsBest playsWorst plays1.?Somehow, replay officials confirmed a ruling on the field that this hit on Stanfords Francis Owusu was not targeting.?2. We dont see Michigan State self-destruct very often, but thats exactly what the Spartans did on Saturday. MSUs LJ Scott fumbled, and Wisconsins Leo Musso returned it 66 yards for a touchdown.3. Floridas Antonio Callaway tried to make a fair catch at his teams 2-yard line and fumbled. He caught another punt at Floridas 2 in the fourth quarter.Quotes of the night1. I support our guys. I think this is something. Its not going away, its gonna keep happening. -- Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh, when asked about some players raising their fists during the national anthem.2. I guess they have decisions that people have to make. As long as its done in a peaceful way, this is America. Thats what the flag stands for. It stands for the freedom to do what you need to do. Thats the beautiful thing about this country. -- Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio, when asked about three of his players raising their fists during the anthem.3. Every position, all 22 of them, will be evaluated. Each and every position. There is no position that is untouchable on this football team. And thats the quarterback, all the way down to -- maybe the long snappers OK. Were not going to touch him. But everybody else is vulnerable. -- Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly4. Just pride in who our kids are. Thats how we are supposed to play football. And maybe weve had a little too much success and we had forgotten that. Maybe being 21-point underdogs was a good thing, for a change. -- Duke coach David CutcliffeStats that matter1. 270: Syracuse receiver Amba Etta-Tawo had a school-record 270 receiving yards and two touchdowns in the Oranges 31-24 win over Connecticut. The previous record was 249 yards, set by Scott Schwedes against Boston College in 1985.2. 16: North Carolinas Ryan Switzer set a school record with 16 receptions in the Tar Heels 37-36 win over Pittsburgh. Switzer finished with 208 receiving yards and one touchdown.3. 31: Arizona State rallied to score 31 points in the fourth quarter to beat California 51-41. Its only the second time in the past five years that an FBS team scored at least 30 points in the fourth quarter to come from behind and win. Both such games came against Cal.4. 17: Ole Miss quarterback Chad Kelly threw two touchdowns against Georgia, which was the 17th consecutive game in which he threw a touchdown pass, breaking Eli Mannings school record of 16 straight set in 2002. Cheap Pistons Jerseys .J. -- New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz will miss the rest of the season after having surgery on his left knee. Wholesale Pistons Jerseys . -- Ryan Blaney provided more evidence that Penske Racings No. http://www.cheappistonsjerseys.com/ . But when it comes to determining if Raymond will find a place on the Leafs roster when training camp concludes in a week, well, that decision will ultimately fall to the head coach. With New Mexico State disposed of in a 52-10 rout, Texas A&M could be poised for another big offensive show when the Aggies visit Mississippi State.The Aggies (7-1, 4-1 SEC) and Bulldogs (3-5, 1/3 SEC) will kick off at noon ET Saturday in Davis Wade Stadium in Starkville with the SEC Network airing the game.The Aggies, a surprise No. 4 in the College Football Playoff rankings released Tuesday, go into the contest ranked second in scoring (38.4 points a game) and total offense (498.8 yards per game) in the Southeastern Conference.The Bulldogs are coming off a 56-41 win over Samford in which they gave up 627 yards, 27 first downs, and 41 points to the FCS foe. They had 669 yards and 29 first downs themselves.Obviously, when youre playing a team like Texas A&M youre going to have to score some points because they score, Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen said. Theyve put points on the board against everybody so youre going to have to score some points to keep yourself in the game.The Aggies are a well-balanced offense with the split between rushing and passing yardage about as even as you can get. The number on the ground is 249.1 yards per game. Through the air it is 249.6 yards per game.What would A&M coach Kevin Sumlin like?More.Got to continue to get better offensively at what we want to do, he said, looking back on the 515-yard outburst against New Mexico State. Thought we operated pretty well on third down early in game. Got to continue to get better every week.Look at everything Sunday, get with players Monday and talk about the good stuff and the things we need to get fixed. Monday practice mostly about fixing our own issues and not letting them pop up again.Mullen is no stranger to Sumlins offenses. This will be the seventh time in eight seasons the two have matched wits on opposing sidelines during Mullens tenure at Mississippi State.Sumlin is a 4-2 in those games head-to-head including his time at both Houston and Texas A&M.Hes a really good offensive coach, Mullen said. They do a nice job of trying to be innovative and spread the field and utilize players a lot in the same way that we do. Cheap Pistons Jerseys Authentic. Hes not afraid to think outside the box and not afraid to tweak and change around the players that hes had.Keying the Aggies attack is quarterback Trevor Knight. The Oklahoma transfer has completed only 53.3 percent of his passes, but they have been good for over 233 yards a game. His favorite target, veteran wide receiver Christian Kirk, has 54 receptions for 446 yards, and Josh Reynolds provides big-play potential with 586 yards on 19 receptions, an average of 19.5 yards per play.But Knight also provides a running threat. He is second on the team in rushing with 529 yards to running back Trayveon Williams 776 and leads in rushing touchdowns with nine to Williams six.That doesnt bode well for a Mississippi State team that has struggled with its tackling. During its win over Samford, Mississippi State missed more than 20 tackles that resulted in over 300 yards after the catch.Theres a lot different things going on that weve got to get cleaned up, Mullen said. We missed tackles high, low, inside and outside. Guys have to have confidence running to the ball and have to have good form tackling.Mississippi State also has a running threat at quarterback. Nick Fitzgerald has stepped in for Dak Prescott, now starting for the Dallas Cowboys, and has rushed for a team-best 657 yards.Not shocked at all, Sumlin said of Fitzgeralds performance. Dan Mullen has done great job of developing quarterbacks, whether at Utah, Florida, Mississippi State.For you Cowboys fans, theres no mistake. Dak Prescott is a pretty good player. Also has experience based on where he came from that has helped him. This guy is no different.Big guy -- 6-5, 230. Thats first thing that gets your attention. He can spin it. Can put it down and run it. Is a load when he runs it. Another one of those deals where you get later in season, quarterbacks that are young are starting to see more things and are getting better. Nike NFL Jerseys ChinaJerseys NFL CheapCheap NFL T-shirtsWholesale NFL White JerseysWholesale NFL Camo JerseysChina JerseysCheap Jerseys China ' ' '
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LAS VEGAS -- Erik Durham scored 20 points and Jacksonville State held Cal State Fullerton to 14 points in the second half for a 61-38 win at the Global Sports Classic on Friday. Adidas Josh Anderson Jersey .Norbertas Giga added 11 points and a career-high 12 rebounds, with Christian Cunningham matching his career high with 12 rebounds for the Gamecocks (3-3), who had a 42-26 advantage on the boards.Jacksonville State led 28-24 at halftime and was only up 40-31 midway through the second half. Durham, who had four of his five 3-pointers in the second half, hit one at 9:50 to start a 21-7 game-closing run.Tre Collins led the Titans (2-3) with 11 points. Fullerton shot 26 percent (10 of 39), making just 4 of 15 3-pointers and grabbing just four offensive rebounds. The Titans only had nine rebounds in the second half. Cheap Blue Jackets Jerseys . Dusautoir, the former World Player of the Year, sustained a torn bicep playing for Toulouse in the Heineken Cup on Saturday. The flanker, who has played 65 times for France, is expected to be out for up to four months. Adidas Boone Jenner Jersey . - NASCAR announced a 33-race schedule for the 2014 Nationwide Series with virtually no changes from this years slate. http://www.cheapbluejacketsjerseys.com/?tag=adidas-nick-foligno-jersey . Bryzgalov stopped 25 shots on Saturday in the Oklahoma City Barons 4-1 victory over the Abbotsford Heat. The Oilers signed Bryzgalov to a one-year $2 million contract last Friday after shedding payroll by dealing defenceman Ladislav Smid to the Flames. Richie Grays hopes of touring New Zealand with the British and Irish Lions next summer appear to have been dealt a blow, after his French club Toulouse announced that the Scotland international would be required for duty should the 19-times champions qualify for the 2017 Top 14 post-season.Toulouse Director of Rugby Fabian Pelous said that under World Rugby rules there is no requirement to release Gray from his club commitments, as the first part of the Lions tour falls outside the international window. Joonas Korpisalo Jersey. The former France captains stance contrasts with that of ToFrance captains stance contrasts with that of Toulon president Mourad Boudjellal, who gave fullback Leigh Halfpenny his blessing to miss the Top 14 finals, saying that having a player selected for the Lions would be an honour for the club. Nike NFL Jerseys ChinaJerseys NFL CheapCheap NFL T-shirtsWholesale NFL White JerseysWholesale NFL Camo JerseysChina JerseysCheap Jerseys China' ' '
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FRISCO, Texas -- Two teams on the opposite end of the Western Conference standings meet at American Airlines Center on Thursday evening as the Los Angeles Kings visit the Dallas Stars. Cheap Steve Mandanda Jersey .Currently one of five winless teams in the NHL, Los Angeles (0-3-0) dropped a 6-3 decision at the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday.The Kings have scored just six goals, tying them for second-fewest in the league through three games.Veteran center Anze Kopitar has a good idea why Los Angeles has yet to crack the win column.Obviously, we have to check better, and everything that they (the opposition) get, its mostly off our mistakes, and we cant afford that, Kopitar said after the loss in Minnesota. Teams are good, if you do (make) mistakes, theyre going to punish you for that.Dallas (2-1-0) returns home after splitting a two-game road trip. The Stars dropped their first road game of the season, 6-5 at Colorado on Saturday, before edging Nashville 2-1 at Bridgestone Arena on Tuesday.Through three games, the Stars have two players tied for the team lead in goals with two apiece. Perennial NHL All-Star center Tyler Seguin is no surprise but hes accompanied by veteran forward Adam Cracknell, who has gotten an opportunity to play because fellow veteran Ales Hemsky has been sidelined with a groin injury.My play is the result of our guys playing well, Cracknell told the Stars official website after practice on Wednesday. Were all playing as a unit. I think were buying into the system right now. Were getting rewarded, which is nice.Stars coach Lindy Ruff said on Wednesday that Hemsky, who has been skating, will not play Thursday and neither will fellow forward Jiri Hudler (flu). Ruff said Hudlers illness is so severe right now that the Stars want him to stay away from the team facility to avoid infecting any of his teammates until his condition improves.Johnny Oduya also missed practice on Wednesday, but Ruff said the veteran defensemans absence was due to a maintenance day.After starting the season last week with a 4-2 win against Anaheim, Dallas will be playing its second home game of the season on Thursday.And even though the Stars are coming off their most complete game of the season Tuesday in Music City, Ruff still wants to see more.Weve still got work to do, Ruff said. We got to clean up our special teams. Our power plays got to become quicker. Our 5-on-5 play became a lot quicker, now our power plays got to become quicker.One reason why the Kings have struggled to start the season is because they have been without top goaltender Jonathan Quick, a former Conn Smythe Trophy winner as the MVP of the 2012 playoffs. Quick sustained a lower-body injury in the first period of their season opener last Wednesday.Quick is expected to miss between three and four months, leaving goaltending duties to be divided between Jeff Zatkoff and veteran Peter Budaj. The latter was recently recalled from the minors to serve as Zatkoffs backup.Zatkoff is 0-3-0 with a 4.37 goals-against-average and an .839 save percentage, numbers which are a far cry from those posted by Quick.But Kings coach Darryl Sutter knows his goaltending situation is out of his hands and all he can do is hope for the best.Theres nothing you can do about it. Theres not one thing, Sutter said after the loss in Minnesota. I said it when Jonathan got hurt. Theres not one thing that I can do about it or anybody can do about it, right? You expect the guys that are in there to play as well as they can, and if they play as well as they can, thats good. 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If it wasnt around a million years ago, dont eat it, says Nichols, 33.Nichols was the first female U.S. athlete to medal in both summer and winter Paralympic sports (wheelchair basketball and alpine skiing). She heads to Rio as part of Team USAs inaugural paracanoe team. If she takes gold, she will make history once again as the first female U.S. athlete -- Paralympic or Olympic -- to win in three sports.I try to eat as raw as possible. Part of being a sprint kayaker is staying lean. While I benefited from carrying extra weight as an alpine skier, its not benefitting me now, so Im cutting out alcohol and most sugars, she says. The San Diego transplant admits, though, that she couldnt live without her coffee or occasional ice cream.Nichols shares her go-to miso salmon meal, with a side of quinoa and kale salad:Day and time: Before or after training, usually in the afternoon/eveningPlace: San Diego, California, my home base since 2015What Im eating: Miso salmon with kale salad and quinoa sidesWhose recipe: I adapted it from a recipe on the website CChefDeHome. Cheap Ousmane Dembele Jersey. hy Im eating it: I love this recipe for a couple of reasons. First of all, kale and quinoa go together like peanut butter and jelly. The combo has got all my favorite flavors and nutrients! Quinoa is a great source of protein and carbs and kale has the leafy green, energetic nutrients I need to feel great. And the best part -- the miso-glazed salmon! 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A 62-point drubbing by the Adelaide Crows wasnt how Brent Harvey wanted, or probably deserved, to bring down the curtain on his illustrious career at North Melbourne. Cheap MLB Jerseys Authentic .But as the Kangaroos bowed out of the AFL finals at Adelaide Oval on Saturday, an emotional Harvey, who teammates say bleeds blue and white said goodbye to the fans who had cheered him on for more than 20 years.The AFL games record holder was clearly emotional as he left the ground as both sides stood in line to mark his achievements, along with those of Norths three other departing stars, Nick Dal Santo, Michael Firrito and Drew Petrie.Harvey spoke to his teammates behind closed doors and Andrew Swallow said he told the group that he had always been happy just to play one game, let alone a record 432.He loves the club. He owes everything to this place because hes spent more than half his life here, Swallow said.Hes always going to be a Kangaroos man at heart.Harvey is yet to reveal if he intends to go on next year and coach Brad Scott wasnt about to bring his AFL career to a close.In my view its never a coaches role to retire players. Ever, he said.Players decide when they retire and I was determined never at any stage to coerce, force, direct, Boomer with what he wanted to do.Im charged with responsibility of doing the right thing by our football club but I still regard myself as a players coach so the things that have unfolded in the second half of the year have been as tough as any period of my time in footy.But we will not force Boomer to make a decision one way or the other. That decision will be entirely his.Dal Santo is also yet to decide whether to play on with another and was feeling a little bit numb after the loss to the Crows.Im a little bit confused. You just dont know how you should be feeling, he said.As for next year ...I dont know what the future holds. Cheap Orioles Jerseys Authentic . World champions Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov of Russia won the gold medal with 237.71 points, Moore-Towers and Moscovitch followed at 208.45 and Ksenia Stolbova and Fedor Klimov of Russia were third at 187. Mark Trumbo Jersey .com) - The women will also have a new champion at the Australian Open. http://www.cheaporiolesjerseys.com/?tag=cheap-kevin-gausman-jersey . The showiest items on Calgarys lot were forwards Mike Cammalleri and Lee Stempniak. Both will be unrestricted free agents this summer. JERSEY CITY, N.J. -- Matt Klinewski matched his career high with 26 points and Lafayette scored the final 14 points to defeat St. Peters 61-57 on Monday night.Klinewski started the run with a jumper with 2:38 to play and followed that with a steal and layup. Eric Staffords 3 with 17 seconds left put the Leopards (1-1) on top 59-47.After the fourth turnover by the Peacocks -- on another Klinewski steal -- in the final 2:20, Auston Evans iced it with a pair of freee throws. Cal Ripken Jersey. Quadir Waltons layup in the closing seconds of the first half gave St. Peters a 26-25 lead. The Peacocks pushed that to 11 several times in the second half, the last time on a Welton layup with 4:42 to play.Welton finished with 20 points for St. Peters (0-1), which only had seven turnovers before the late meltdown. Nike NFL Jerseys China Jerseys NFL Cheap Cheap NFL T-shirts Wholesale NFL White Jerseys Wholesale NFL Camo Jerseys China Jerseys Cheap Jerseys China ' ' ' 
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TORONTO -- Padres pitcher Andrew Cashner did his best to push aside distracting trade talk and turn in a solid start. Logan Cooke Jersey .Cashner came through, but the San Diego bullpen didnt.Devon Travis scored the winning run on a wild pitch, and the Toronto Blue Jays rallied for three runs in the 12th inning to beat the Padres 7-6 on Tuesday night.Matt Kemp put the Padres in front with a two-run homer off Jesse Chavez (1-2) in the top of the 12th, but San Diego blew the lead.Alex Dickerson hit a three-run shot, his third homer in three games, as San Diego extended its club-record streak of games with at least one home run to 24. Its the longest run since the 2002 Texas Rangers set a major league record by going deep in 27 straight.Cashner, a candidate to be dealt before Mondays non-waiver trade deadline, allowed three runs and four hits in six innings.The longest-tenured Padres player, the right-hander said its sad to see constant turnover among his teammatesYoud definitely like to see more guys stay here longer in their careers, he said. Thats just kind of how its been since Ive been here. Ive made some great relationships with a lot of guys and therell be lasting friendships for a lifetime.Manager Andy Green said Cashner showed a ton of fight against the Blue Jays, especially after giving up a two-run homer to Josh Donaldson, the second batter of the game.Im sure there was a lot swirling in his head with all the talk thats going on, Green said. He put it all aside, stepped up and pitched a big game. Thats what hes going to be doing the rest of the season.In the 12th, Travis drew a 14-pitch walk to load the bases, bringing Paul Clemens on in relief of Carlos Villanueva (1-2). Travis fouled off eight straight pitches, including one drive that sailed just wide of the left-field foul screen.Thats as good as it gets, Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said.Clemens walked Jose Bautista to make it 6-5 before Donaldson tied it with a fielders choice grounder.With Edwin Encarnacion batting, a pitch bounced away from catcher Derek Norris, and Travis slid in headfirst just ahead of the tag as his teammates stormed out of the dugout to celebrate.I know (Clemens) has a really good curveball, a really sharp one, Travis said. I was praying for in the dirt. It took a bad bounce, but a good bounce for us.It was the second key run to score on a wild pitch: Toronto catcher Russell Martin made it 4-all when he scored on Brad Hands wild pitch in the seventh.It is a frustrating loss, especially how hard the guys battled back on a couple of occasions, Green said.Outfielder Melvin Upton Jr., traded from San Diego to Toronto before the game, made his Blue Jays debut as a pinch hitter in the seventh. He grounded into a fielders choice.WHEELING AND DEALINGToronto announced another trade minutes after the game ended: The busy Blue Jays acquired reliever Joaquin Benoit from Seattle for right-hander Drew Storen. Benoit, who turned 39 on Tuesday, is 1-1 with a 5.18 ERA in 26 games this season.WORKING OVERTIMEThe Blue Jays and Padres have played extra innings three times in their past five meetings. 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Why limit what you can do? he says.Its four years since Billings announced himself by scoring a run-a-ball half-century in a televised one-day match for Kent against Warwickshire. His dexterity and range of strokes led Michael Atherton to tip him as an international player in the making, the former England skipper even suggesting the selectors should chance their arm and pick him immediately. While his Kent teammates Sam Northeast and Daniel Bell-Drummond had been identified as prodigious talents at an early age, Billings had seemingly come from nowhere.Im a late developer, Billings tells AOC as we sit in the sunshine outside the Lime Tree Café at the pretty St Lawrence Ground in Canterbury. Rob Key said to me the other day when we were playing golf: You were rubbish as a kid! Everyone knew about DBD [Bell-Drummond], everyone knew about Sam Northeast, and I was just this wiry little kid who turned up to practice and asked for a hit at the end of the day. He tells the story of when I went to Antigua on pre-season with the first-team squad. We had a practice game, Charlie Shreck was bowling bumpers at me and I smacked a fifty and all of a sudden Keysy said he realised there was something to work with.Billings had to bide his time though, and when no offer of a professional contract was forthcoming, he decided his best chance was through the MCC University system at Loughborough. He describes it as the best thing hes ever done.Growing up I was definitely a keeper first and a batter second. Id kept for England all the way through the age groups - Jos [Buttler] played as a batter - but I wasnt good enough to get a full county contract when I finished school. During my first year at Loughborough we had a camp for the England under 19s. All the boys were staying in the ECB lodges and I just stayed in my halls. I was one of only a few that didnt have a contract and I felt a bit on the periphery. It was only at Loughborough that I got an opportunity at the top of the order. My [first-class] debut was against Northants at Loughborough and I got a hundred, so Kent then knew I was good enough to play at this level.A year later Billings was established in Kents limited-overs teams and he followed that eye-catching performance in front of the Sky cameras by smashing 143 from 113 deliveries against Derbyshire - the highest one-day score by a Kent batsman at Canterbury. In the time since he has developed a reputation as one of the cleanest and most innovative ball-strikers in the English game and he made his ODI and T20I debuts in 2015. He also took part in the inaugural Pakistan Super League earlier this year, turning out for tournament winners Islamabad United, before representing Delhi Daredevils at the IPL.I just saw it as a huge opportunity, he says of his decision to put himself forward for the IPL auction. Andrew Strauss has encouraged as many of us as possible to go and play in franchise tournaments around the world. He sees it as an opportunity to improve as individuals and in the long run thats going to benefit English cricket as well. Even when youre not playing you learn just as much as when you are. Youve just got to soak it all up because it is a different world out there.I was actually na?ve going into it because I thought it was just cricket, there was training and you got plenty of time in between games. But there was something on every day! If youre not training youre doing photoshoots, youre singing in adverts, youre doing all sorts for the sponsors. I was quite lucky actually. They wanted the big guys faces on adverts and we had Brathwaite, Morris, Zaheer Khan, JP Duminy, Quinton de Kock. They didnt have a clue who I was! They thought I was the physio.Billings had made his peace with the fact that in such a star-studded roster he might not get a game but midway through the tournament he got his opportunity against Kolkata Knight Riders. I was so nervous! The boys were taking the mickey out of me in the team meeting. Im sitting next to the big man, Carlos Brathwaite, and when my names read out all the lads started clapping, and then Carlos looked at me and burst out laughing. I had these massive sweat patches, just from the nerves. I was wearing a grey t-shirt - not a good option! He found it hilarious. It was only because you care so much and youre wanting to show the world what you can do. I think thats how youve got to look at it: its a great opportunity as opposed to shying away from it.The nerves didnt show as Billings scored 54 from 34 balls in a Delhi victory. He followed that with a quick-fire 24 in his next innings and finished the campaign with five matches under his belt. Hopefully if I get retained next year people now know what I can do. Theres not much more I could have done. It was a sensational, surreal experience. It was as much a life experience as a cricketing experience.So should we be trying to replicate that experience in England with our own city-based franchise model? Franchise cricket was fantastic but its a different beast over here, says Billings. Youve got the county system, which is so entrenched. The main thing from a players point of view is that we have to play T20 in a block. Weve had two spells this season where weve played six days out of eight in three different formats. Thats not good for us as players: trying to survive in red-ball cricket and then having to try and whack it out of the park on a Friday evening. As players we dont know whats going on. We just load our cars up and have all the kit there in case its T20 or whatever! But also as a fan, its so hard to track a competition or team, or how a particular players going.Billings isnt afraid to speak his mind on a number of subjects and admits he was bitterly disappointed to miss out on Englands ODI squad for the recent series against Sri Lanka. He was selected for the one-off T20I but feels ready for a run in the 50-over team and the stats bear that out.To be totally hoonest I was disappointed not to be in the ODI squad, he says. Ronnie Harrison Jersey. After James Taylor was unfortunately forced to retire due to his health issues and then Ben Stokes was out injured I thought I might get a go in that middle order. But I think its a great strength of English cricket at the moment that weve got so many decent players and Ive just got to keep scoring runs. Ive topped the averages in List A cricket for the last two years, at a strike-rate of 140, average of 86 - as long as I keep doing that then hopefully that spot becomes my own.List A cricket is definitely my strongest format, simply because Ive played so much of it from a young age. Where I bat in T20, its so volatile as well. Its the strike-rate thats the key thing as opposed to the average. For England I just hope that I get a good stint at it. In that Pakistan series [last November] I got a fifty off 23 balls, the quickest fifty from an Englishman in an international T20. If I get a good run at it, Im sure that given a bit of time I can really go on and produce. J-Roy [Jason Roy] has had a good run at it and now hes starting to show how good he is. And Im so happy for him because he is that good. Youre not going to whack it out of the park every day straight away but given time I think you can definitely bed in, for sure.****Its a sign of the times that 40 minutes into our interview, were yet to discuss Billings red-ball cricket. Hes only played 40 first-class matches in his career so far and, remarkably, just two in the last 11 months. Hes batted once in that time.Young cricketers coming through in this country still generally proclaim Test cricket to be the pinnacle, almost as a reflex. But in the case of a player such as Billings, whose career thus far has been so focused on, and defined by, white-ball cricket, can that really still hold true?Theres something special about a Lords Test match. That is the purest form of cricket. But I think were very lucky to have a sport which has three formats that are so different. Theres not one thats more important than the other. Thats quite important I think. If you see it from my perspective, dont get me wrong I would love to play a Test match - putting on that blue Three Lions cap and walking out for a Test match would just be unbelievable - but its just different. I feel so far away from Test cricket because I just havent played enough four-day cricket in the last year. Its frustrating because I would love to play it, but its just finding a balance. Red ball and white ball cricket are two different games nowadays and people have got to realise that. Its just the way it is.Billings talks with real passion about the games future and given the opportunities available to him, its easy to see why. I think the games moving forward quicker than it ever has done, he says. The face of cricket is changing all around the world with different competitions popping up everywhere. Weve just got to keep growing the game.I think that ODI series against New Zealand [last summer] was actually one of the best, not only for the England team but for the whole cricket world because it had two teams just going out there without a care in the world. In the deciding ODI, Morgs [Eoin Morgan] came in against the left-arm spinner and tried to take him down. Thats the way you have to play nowadays, because 300s not good enough. Its that mindset of taking it on, whether its first ball or last ball: have no regrets and go with the flow. See 400 as a realistic option. It sounds ridiculous, but it is. The last 20 overs, you can get 200. Why not? And then youve 30 overs before that. I reckon we will see 500 one day. I should have brought one of my bats down. It is ridiculous. Its actually absurd. They are unbelievable but the game moves forward. Its going to push the standard higher. Batsmen are now paddle-sweeping fast bowlers. Why limit what you can do? Weve got one of the best bowlers in the world here [at Kent] in [Kagiso] Rabada, who for a 21-year-old is just phenomenal with the skills hes got. Hes come up with ways to combat a batsman. You have to. It will have that knock-on effect where the bowlers will catch up again.Gareth Andrew [the Hampshire allrounder] has a brilliant thing where he has the ball in his left hand while running up to bowl and as hes getting into his delivery stride he chucks the ball up with his left hand and catches it with his right. As a batter youre like: Whats he done? Why limit that? Thats great for the game. Gone are the days where you set a field and everyone knows where youre going to bowl. If youve got the field set for a yorker youre going to double bluff and hit the bloke on the head. If he top-edges it for four or six over third-man, then thats the game. Batsmen gamble, and bowlers have got to gamble as well now.****Billings immediate focus is on winning back a place in Englands ODI squad for the forthcoming series against Pakistan and cementing his spot in the T20 side. Hes going the right way about it. Given the plum role of No.4 for the England Lions one-day tri-series, he followed up a 34-ball 68 in a victory over Sri Lanka A with a career-best 175 against Pakistan A - 139 balls, 21 fours, four sixes (one of those a pull over mid-wicket from a left-handed stance). It was a role that Billings had discussed with England Lions batting coach Graham Thorpe during the winter tour of South Africa. Thorpey said they wanted me to bat four because if you have that adaptability where you can bat anywhere in the top six or seven, then as a coach or selector it gives you so much more, especially if you can hopefully be one of the better fielders and offer an option with the gloves as well. Im trying to offer as much as I can to the team in different situations.Its an offer that Englands 50-over team can surely not turn down for much longer. After years of inertia, England have finally woken up to whats possible in white-ball cricket. Billings has the skill and tenacity to help them achieve it.This article first appeared in All Out Cricket magazine. Nike NFL Jerseys China Jerseys NFL Cheap Cheap NFL T-shirts Wholesale NFL White Jerseys Wholesale NFL Camo Jerseys China Jerseys Cheap Jerseys China ' ' ' 
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His family name is one of the most synonymous with the sport globally - his late father George was considered one of the worlds best jockeys and was recently elevated to legend status in the Australian Racing Hall of Fame.Despite having such a towering figure in the sport as your father, there doesnt seem to have been any great shadow hanging over the next generation. Should Garys charge Takedown win the AU$3.2 million Longines Hong Kong Sprint (1200m), anyone looking on at the event will see a post-race celebration that would make even the most hardened of racing pundits smile.As he showed after Takedown won at Group 2 level in Sydney earlier this year, then after the success in the Group 1 Winterbottom Stakes (1200m) in Perth a fortnight ago, Gary celebrates like no other: he jumps the fence, dances down the straight, waves his arms in delight, hugs the horse ... he even once planted a kiss on a male television presenters cheek, and doesnt hold back in saying how special it is to win at the highest level.Its emotion, joy, and I look up and think wow look what weve done. So I just like to show my feelings and I find it hard to contain myself, Moore told ESPN.Moores excitement with each win is quite the compliment to all of the events themselves given that, as a jockey, he won the worlds best race, the Prix de lArc de Triomphe in France in 1981 and was Hong Kongs premier jockey over seven seasons.It just means so much to me to accomplish this kind of success as a trainer, he said. Were on the world stage here. If I could pull it off then itll be a great result.Moore said his father was an undoubted influence on his career.Dad sent me away early to improve my riding. I couldnt ride much [very well] in the beginning and I only came good when I got to my 20s. Like a bottle of red wine, I got better with age, he chuckled.I never thought if it like that. I knew I had a famous father but I was still determined to succeed as a rider which I was lucky enough to be able to do.Takedown takes on an excellent field in the Sprint at Sha Tin on a card that boasts more than $15 million in prizemoney. There is little doubt that should he win, it will be well earned.Hes done fantastically well (since arriving in Hong Kong). He looked great on the track and the compliments about his appearance have been unbelievable. From barrier six, I think hes going to be hard to beat, Moore said.I still like the Japanese horse, Big Arthur. References have been made to Big Arthur being as good as (topline Japanese sprinter) Lord Kanaloa. If that is the case, then were just running for a place. But he has to jump from barrier 13 and weve got a good gate to be able to take a prominent position in the run.Hes an amazing horse (Takedown). Hes traveled from Melbourne to Perth, then onto Hong Kong and still looks and is so well. What has stood us in good stead is that hes had 10 days to settle in.After spending most of his training life in Macau, a move to take on the tough Sydney training marketplace came about two years ago as Moore ticked into his sixties. He now returns to the Asian racing hub as a Group 1-winning trainer in Australia.Its an honour to be here. Ive had great success here. To come back to Hong Kong as a Group 1-winning trainer is something that I didnt expect to happen so quickly. Ive got the horse that has put me there and I just hope that he can perform to my expectations, Moore said.Takedown was invited to come to this race when he was still only a Group 2 winner. So since he won at Group 1 after that, it gives great face to the HKJCs foresight in inviting him.Not unlike many other successful modern day trainers, Moores racing business is just as strategic about winning races. It isnt just winning them, but which ones.A midweek maiden run at Doomben in Brisbane in July is a long way from the bright lights and cheers Hong Kong, but it is back toward his old stomping ground that even minor races like that play a role in bigger things to come.Host Win Legend started a $2.50 favourite for Moore on that day. With the horses Chinese owners on track for the race, it was apparent that Moore had made the trip from Sydney for a reason.As Host Win Legend bounded from the starting gates with jockey Luke Dittman pushing him vigoursly to an early lead over the sprint trip, and kicked away around the Doomben home turn to win, Moore was the most animated person the course may well have seen for a very long time.Go Baby! Go Baby! he shouted over the last 200 metres, which was as much about Moores pleasure of a plan coming together as it was about giving discerning Asian ownership confidence in what they had just seen.I said to Jason Tan, the owner, youve got a permit buy a horse to race in Hong Kong - why spend a lot of money in getting one when we can get this horse there for you, Moore recalled.I had to win that race, he said as the result saw the horses rating reach the required level to be accepted by the Hong Kong Jockey Club into their horse population.And so the strategy had delivered and Host Win Legend now races in Hong Kong as Magic Legend but is yet to have a start in his new home.It is all about taking on races that you can win, he said. Yesterday we had a winner at Goulburn, on Sunday we won a race a Hawkesbury. We are traveling around with the horsepower that we have. Well be racing at Rosehill on Saturday, back at Hawkesbury on Sunday and here in Hong Kong too.Theres a lot of planning and that is where Dad was such a great trainer too.I go to bed at night with the racing calendar.Come Sunday night, Gary Moore may well be taking some extra items with him as he drifts off into dreamland - a shiny prestige watch and a decent Hong Kong dollar cheque.And dont forget that celebration too. It may just become as legendary as his famous family name. Cheap Clippers Jerseys For Sale . The catch: It needs a lot of money, and it needs it fast. Wholesale Clippers Jerseys Free Shipping . Sulaiman, 44, was chosen unanimously Tuesday in a vote by the leadership, the World Boxing Council said. Sulaiman becomes the sixth president of the organization. http://www.wholesaleclippersjerseys.com/ . 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Thornburg was 8-5 with 13 saves and a 2.15 ERA in 67 games for the Brewers last season, striking out 90 in 67 innings.NEW YORK -- Derek Jeters No. 2 is being retired, the last of the New York Yankees single digits.The Yankees said the number will be retired on May 14 before a Mothers Day game against Houston, and a plaque in Jeters honor will be unveiled in Monument Park during the ceremony.Jeters number is the 21st retired by the team. He won five World Series titles and was a 14-time All-Star during a 20-season career that ended in 2014. The shortstop ranks sixth in major league history with 3,465 career hits.OXON HILL, Md. -- Claire Smith became the first woman to win the J.G. Taylor Spink Award for meritorious contributions to baseball writing and will be honored during the Hall of Fames induction weekend next July in Cooperstown, New York.The 62-year-old Smith covered the New York Yankees for the Hartford Courant for five years starting in 1983 and was a columnist for The New York Times from 1991-98 and The Philadelphia Inquirer from 1998-2007. She currently is ESPNs news editor of remote productions.COLLEGE FOOTBALLBaylor hired Matt Rhule as head coach after his highly successful run at Temple, hoping he can rebuild the Big 12 Conference program hit hard by scandal and suddenly struggling on the field.Rhule becomes the full-time replacement for two-time Big 12 champion coach Art Briles, who was dismissed after a scathing report over the universitys handling of sexual assault complaints, including some against football players. Rhule will be introduced on the Waco campus Wednesday.Former Wake Forest coach Jim Grobe had been out of coaching two years when he put his retirement on hold in May to serve as Baylors acting head coach this season. The Bears are 6-6 and headed to the Cactus Bowl despite a six-game losiing streak. Cheap Clippers Jerseys Authentic. The 41-year-old Rhule is a former Penn State linebacker who has a monumental task ahead of him in putting together a coaching staff and a recruiting class at Baylor. With a monthlong quiet period in recruiting starting Saturday, Baylor has only one firm verbal commitment.PRO FOOTBALLEDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Mike Zimmer was back at practice with the Minnesota Vikings, not quite a week after surgery to repair a detached retina.Zimmer wore a white patch that was taped over his right eye as he roamed the indoor field and instructed players as usual. The 60-year-old coach had to miss the game against Dallas last week because of the emergency operation, one of multiple procedures hes had over the last six weeks. The Vikings announced that Zimmer is expected to travel with the team for Sundays game at Jacksonville.HARVEY, La. -- The man who fatally shot ex-NFL player Joe McKnight was arrested and jailed on a charge of manslaughter.Jail records show 54-year-old Ronald Gasser was arrested late Monday.Gasser was released last week without charges pending further investigation of McKnights death. Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand said Thursdays shooting was the result of an apparent road-rage incident. When deputies arrived, the sheriff said Gasser handed them his gun and confessed to killing McKnight.TENNISNovak Djokovic and coach Boris Becker are splitting up after three successful seasons together.Djokovic posted a statement on Facebook, saying the duo jointly decided to end our cooperation. He has won six of his 12 career Grand Slam singles titles while working with Becker. Djokovic also was the runner-up at three other Grand Slam tournaments during his time with Becker, meaning the Serb made it to the finals at nine of the 12 majors during their partnership.SOCCERNEW YORK -- David Villa earned Major League Soccers Most Valuable Player award after scoring 23 goals for New York City in his second season with the team. Villa received the award, named after Landon Donovan, from MLS Commissioner Don Garber.FRISCO, Texas -- FC Dallas signed MLS defender of the year Matt Hedges to a four-year contract.GOLFThomas Bjorn was appointed captain of Europes 2018 Ryder Cup team, a reward for his long and successful association with the event as a player and vice-captain as well as his commitment to the European Tour.The 45-year-old Dane became the first Scandinavian to lead the European team, which will look to regain the cup at Le Golf National in Paris in 2018 after its 17-11 loss to the United States at Hazeltine in October.BOXINGCANASTOTA, N.Y. -- Former heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield and three-division champion Marco Antonio Barrera of Mexico highlight a list of nine people selected for induction into the International Boxing Hall of Fame.Also to be inducted June 11 in Canastota, New York are: super flyweight champion Johnny Tapia; Australian trainer Johnny Lewis; judge Jerry Roth; journalist-broadcaster Steve Farhood; broadcaster Barry Tompkins; and posthumous honorees Eddie Booker and ring announcer Jimmy Lennon Sr. Nike NFL Jerseys China Jerseys NFL Cheap Cheap NFL T-shirts Wholesale NFL White Jerseys Wholesale NFL Camo Jerseys China Jerseys Cheap Jerseys China ' ' ' 
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ORCHARD PARK, N. Wholesale Australia Jerseys .Y. -- Rookie quarterback EJ Manuel took a big step forward in the competition to win the Buffalo Bills starting job after the team released veteran Tarvaris Jackson on Monday. The move was announced by the team in a one-sentence release. And it came a day before the Bills open a three-day mandatory minicamp -- the teams final sessions before the start of training camp next month. The timing of the decision immediately frees up additional practice time for Manuel to further his development and become comfortable running the offence under rookie coach Doug Marrone. Selected 16th overall out of Florida State, Manuel was the only quarterback taken in the first round of the draft. Jacksons departure leaves Manuel competing with Kevin Kolb, a sixth-year player the Bills signed in free agency in April. Kolb and Jackson had mostly evenly split practice time with the first-team offence during the Bills 10 voluntary spring minicamps. Kolb appeared to have a better grasp of the offence. Marrone had indicated two weeks ago that he wanted to increase Manuels practice time. In the end, Jackson never received a shot in Buffalo after being acquired by the Bills in a trade with Seattle in August. The seventh-year player spent all of last season as Buffalos third-string quarterback. Jackson then signed a one-year contract to return to Buffalo in February, believing he would have an opportunity to compete for a starting job. That chance hardly materialized, and his release is not regarded as a surprise. Manuel is being groomed to take over the starting job sooner than later. And the Bills targeted Kolb in free agency, believing he could serve as a temporary stop-gap until Manuels ready. Kolb has shown flashes of success in going 9-12 as a starter with Philadelphia and Arizona, but his career has been hampered by a series of injuries. For Jackson, this marks the second consecutive off-season during which hes been the odd-man out in a three-way quarterback competition. Jackson was deemed expendable by the Seahawks last summer after rookie Russell Wilson secured the starting job ahead of Jackson and free-agent addition Matt Flynn. The Seahawks advanced to the NFC divisional round with Wilson under centre, losing to Atlanta, 30-28. Jackson acknowledged last month that the odds might be stacked against him in Buffalo. "They invest a lot in the players in the first round," Jackson said, referring to Manuel. "I know how it goes. I just come out here and do my best. And sometimes, in certain situations, your best might not be good enough." Jackson was selected in the second round of the 2006 draft by Minnesota. The Alabama State product has appeared in 51 games, and has starting experience with both the Vikings and Seahawks. Jacksons best season came in 2011, his one and only year with Seattle. He went 7-7, putting up career highs with 14 touchdowns, 271 completions and 3,091 yards. Youth Australia Jerseys . Rousey will put her perfect 8-0 record and hardware on the line against another undefeated fighter, 7-0 Sara McMann in the main event of UFC 170, which will be held at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas Nevada on February 22nd. Womens Australia Jerseys . -- Jimmy Walkers first PGA Tour trophy came with a special gift tucked inside. http://www.cheapaustraliajerseys.com/ . Bjorn, who had a 36-hole total of 8-under 134, made a testing six-foot putt to save par on the 16th and a birdie on the 17th before bogeying the final hole after a misjudged approach shot. American Kevin Streelman was in second place after shooting a 69. Its tough to beat the excitement of postseason baseball, but hopefully youve saved a little bit of mental space for reflection on another incredible MLB regular season. The 2016 season featured a bunch of impressive defensive performances, and some of those players did not have the good fortune to show off their skills in the playoff spotlight. Those players and every defender who had an excellent season deserve some praise, so here are those I believe were the best defensive players of 2016 at every position.Anthony Rizzo, 1B, Chicago CubsAnthony Rizzo has rare athleticism for a first baseman. Its something he demonstrated with 17 stolen bases in 2015. Australia Jerseys From China. This year, Rizzo stole only three bases, but he showed off that athletic ability by saving the Cubs 11 runs on defense, according to Defensive Runs Saved (DRS), all of which came from his range, positioning and bunt defense. Rizzo especially stood out in defending bunts. Batters attempted 14 sacrifices that Rizzo fielded, and he threw the lead runner out eight times and never allowed the sacrifice attempt to become a hit. Nike NFL Jerseys China Jerseys NFL Cheap Cheap NFL T-shirts Wholesale NFL White Jerseys Wholesale NFL Camo Jerseys China Jerseys Cheap Jerseys China ' ' ' 
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