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To help you set your lineups and avoid starting a player who wont take the field, we will post fantasy-relevant updates and analysis here as NFL teams release their Sunday inactive lists before kickoff. Cheap MLB Jerseys Authentic . Any rankings cited in this column come from our ESPN Fantasy staff ranks.Refresh often for the latest information.Ruled out before SundayRB Darren Sproles (concussion), WR Marquess Wilson (groin), WR Allen Hurns (hamstring), TE C.J. Fiedorowicz (concussion), LB Derrick Johnson (Achilles), WR Donte Moncrief (hamstring), S Harrison Smith (ankle), DE Jason Pierre-Paul (core muscle), WR Julio Jones (toe), WR Danny Amendola (ankle), LB Brandon Marshall (hamstring), S Karl Joseph (toe), RB Melvin Gordon (hip), RB?James Starks?(concussion)Early games, 1 p.m. ET (eight scheduled)WR Dorial Green-Beckham (abdomen, questionable) -- active WR Jordan Matthews (ankle, questionable) -- active LB Zach Brown (ankle, questionable)?-- active TE Charles Clay (knee, questionable)?-- active WR Sammy Watkins (foot, questionable)?-- active DT Kyle Williams (back, questionable)?-- active QB Aaron Rodgers (calf, questionable) -- active WR Randall Cobb (ankle, questionable) -- active RB Christine Michael (illness, questionable) -- active LB Justin Houston (illness, questionable) -- active TE Dwayne Allen (hip, questionable) -- active RB Matt Asiata (ankle, questionable) -- active RB Theo Riddick (wrist, doubtful) -- inactive TE Eric Ebron (knee, questionable) -- active RB Zach Zenner (concussion, questionable) -- active RB Shane Vereen (concussion, questionable) -- active WR A.J. Green (hamstring, doubtful) -- inactiveLate games, 4:05 and 4:25 p.m. ET (four scheduled)LB Craig Robertson (shoulder, questionable) -- active WR John Brown (illness, questionable) -- active TE Jermaine Gresham (knee, questionable) -- active TE Martellus Bennett (ankle, questionable) -- active LB Donta Hightower (knee, questionable) -- active WR Amari Cooper (shoulder, questionable) -- active WR Michael Crabtree (finger, questionable) -- activeSunday night game, 8:30 ETS Chris Conte (chest, questionable) -- active LB Lavonte David (hamstring, questionable) -- active S Barry Church (forearm, questionable) -- active WR Dez Bryant (back, questionable) -- active LB Sean Lee (knee, questionable) -- activeUpdates/analysis (most recent first)Kalif Raymond (3:05 p.m.): Raymond, who has averaged 10.2 yards per punt return over the last two games, is a surprise inactive today for the Broncos. Jordan Norwood, whose three fumbles on punts this season were a large reason why Raymond was activated in the first place, will likely get a chance at special teams redemption.San Francisco 49ers (2:40 p.m.): Colin Kaepernick is still the No. 1 quarterback for the 49ers, but the identity of his backup has changed. For the first time this season, Christian Ponder will be active for the team, with Blaine Gabbert sitting Week 15 out.?DeAngelo Williams (11:58 a.m.): There had been a lot of talk about Williams returning from his knee injury this week, but he will miss his sixth straight game, despite not having been listed on the Pittsburgh injury report headed into the weekend. LeVeon Bell owners who might have had some butterflies about some of his workload getting stolen by Williams need not fear.Indianapolis Colts (11:55 a.m.): With both Denzelle Good (concussion) and Joe Reitz (back) being inactive for todays game, the Colts will have to start three rookies on the offensive line: Joe Haeg, Ryan Kelly and LeRaven Clark. As a result, Andrew Luck may not have as much time to throw the ball downfield as usual.?Adrian Peterson (11:50 a.m.): As previously reported by ESPNs Adam Schefter, the Vikings running back has been activated for todays game, and will start for the Minnesota Vikings. Matt Asiata, who had been questionable to play with an ankle injury, is also active, and should split time in the backfield with both Peterson and Jerick McKinnon.Chicago Bears (11:45 a.m.): NT Eddie Goldman (ankle) reinjured an ankle that had previously caused him to miss six weeks of action this season, and will not play in Week 15. The defense will also be without CB Bryce Callahan (knee).Theo Riddick (11:40 a.m.): A wrist injury will indeed keep the Detroit running back out of action today. Dwayne Washington is likely to get (pardon the pun) the lions share of carries in the backfield, though Zach Zenner (concussion) is active.A.J. Green (7:45 a.m.): Officially, we probably wont get word that Green will miss todays game until the inactives list is released. That said, all signs point to the Bengals waiting until Week 16 to get their star wide receiver back on the field. Upgrade Tyler Boyd in your fantasy rankings.?Aaron Rodgers (7:35 a.m.): Call it just in case, but it shouldnt be ignored that the Packers promoted QB Joe Callahan from their practice squad on Saturday. That gives them a backup to Brett Hundley, should Rodgers calf force him to miss any or all of Sundays game. It doesnt mean Rodgers wont start, but it certainly indicates Green Bays fear he might not be able to finish the game.Ty Montgomery (7:30 a.m.): With?James Starks?sidelined because of a concussion, NFL Networks Ian Rapoport reports that Montgomery will start at running back for the Packers. Christine Michael is also expected to get some backfield work.Michael Floyd (7:25 a.m.): According to ESPNs Adam Schefter, the wide receiver will not be active today as the Patriots take on the Broncos. Floyd signed with New England on Thursday after being released by Arizona because of a DUI arrest last week. He was, however, expected to travel with the team to Colorado.Oakland Raiders (7:20 a.m.): While theres still a questionable tag on both starting wide receivers, Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree are both expected to play on Sunday, despite being listed as limited throughout the week of practice. That could be very good news for QB Derek Carrs chances for a solid fantasy outing.Official Sunday inactives should begin coming in at approximately 11:30 a.m. ET for the early games, 2:30 p.m. ET for the late games and 7 p.m. ET for the Sunday night game. Cheap Keith Hernandez Jersey . William Carrier opened the scoring for Cape Breton (6-4-2), but Andrew Ryan tied the game and Brent Andrews put the Mooseheads (8-6-0) in front for good with a short-handed goal at 13:49 of the second period. Cheap MLB Jerseys . Dukurs winning time was 1 minute, 45.76 seconds, a quarter-second better than Russias Alexander Tretiakov. Lativas Tomass Dukurs was third, 1.41 seconds off the pace. Jon Montgomery of Eckville, Alta. http://www.cheapmetsjerseys.com/?tag=cheap-tug-mcgraw-jersey . Defenceman Yannick Weber scored the go-ahead goal early in the third period and the Canucks breathed a sigh of relief with a 2-1 win on Saturday night. CHICAGO -- A Northwestern University basketball player is suing the school and the NCAA in federal court, claiming the associations transfer regulations violate antitrust laws.In the federal lawsuit filed Monday, John Vassar said Northwestern harassed him and made other efforts to force his transfer and take away his athletic scholarship. Vassers lawsuit is seeking class-action status and wants the NCAA to change rules preventing players from transferring to other Division I schools without losing eligibility to sit out for a year.Vasser said he received offers but only if he could play right away, which he couldnt due to NCAA rules.Vassars attorney, Steve Berman, called the current NCAA transfer rules a destructive double standard, saying that students who arent athletes are eligible for new scholarships when they transfer without waiting a year. Berman said coaches often transfer schools with pay raises.The NCAA needs to level the playing field for these thousands of kids who face undue punishment under its senseless bylaws, he said.Northwestern Vice Presidennt for University Relations Al Cubbage said the school doesnt believe Vassars lawsuit has legal merit. Cheap Mike Piazza Jersey. We will defend the university vigorously, Cubbage said in a statement Tuesday. The NCAA didnt immediately respond to a request for comment.This isnt the first lawsuit against the Indianapolis-based NCAA alleging it violates antitrust laws by forcing non-graduate players in sports including football and basketball to sit out a year after transferring schools. Former Weber State football player Devin Pugh sued in November 2015 and former Northern Illinois punter Peter Deppe sued in March. Both said the NCAAs transfer rules violate federal antitrust laws.In August 2015, the National Labor Relations Board blocked a historic bid by Northwestern football players to become the first in the nation to unionize. The board said the prospect of union and nonunion teams in college could lead to different standards at different schools. ' ' ' 
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(STATS) -- Championship Saturday 2015. Shoes Canada Online . It still lives in the thoughts of the Saint Francis football coaches and players.They played for the Northeast Conference championship at Duquesne on the final day of the regular season last November.Boasting a winning record for the first time since 1992, they surely started getting ahead of themselves when they built a 14-0 lead through one quarter.It was all Duquesne from there, with SFU suffering a 30-20 loss that still stings today.Its still in my heart. I cant get rid of that feeling, All-America safety and kick returner Lorenzo Jerome said.With the success that came, coach Chris Villarial said, thats a hard pill to swallow.The NEC figures to be competitive again, with 2013 and 14 champ Sacred Heart expected to get back into the championship mix. Duquesne is the preseason favorite.Saint Francis isnt quite the upstart anymore. With an experienced team returning from the breakthrough season -- and heartache -- Jerome points out, We know how to win this year.Duquesne is equally as experienced, though, and committed to playing physical defense. The Dukes nearly upset CAA Football power William & Mary in their first-ever FCS playoff game, falling 52-49 on the road.This years goal, star quarterback Dillon Buechel said, Just take it to the next level. Get back to that point and try to do some damage in the playoffs this year. … Guys on this team love to compete.Following is a team-by-team breakdown of the 2016 Northeast Conference race and STATS predicted order of finish:1. Duquesne2. Sacred Heart3. Saint Francis4. Bryant5. Robert Morris6. Central Connecticut State7. Wagner---=TEAM CAPSULES=1. DUQUESNE DUKES=LOCATION: PittsburghSTADIUM: Arthur J. Rooney Athletic FieldCOACH: Jerry Schmitt (68-51 in 11 seasons at Duquesne; 93-69 overall)LAST SEASON: 8-4 overall, 5-1 NEC (1st)STARTERS RETURNING: 13 (7 offense/6 defense)THREE KEY LOSSES: Rafiq Douglas, RB; Chris King, WR; Dan Buchholz, OLONE TO WATCH ON OFFENSE: Dillon Buechel, QB, Sr. (228-for-401, 2,871 yards, 24 TDs, 8 INTs)ONE TO WATCH ON DEFENSE: Christian Kuntz, LB, Sr. (72 TT, 26 TFL, 11 sacks, 4 INTs, 6 PBU, 6 QBH, 1 FR, 2 FF)OTHER KEY PLAYERS: P.J. Fulmore, RB, So.; Wayne Capers, WR, Sr.; Reggie McKnight, WR, Sr.; Nehari Crawford, WR/KR, So.; Dave Thomas, WR, Sr.; Larson Graham, OL, Sr.; Ben Huss, OL, JR.; Jake Radziukinas, DL, Sr.; Nathan Stone, LB, Jr.; Gary Wooten, LB, Sr. (Penn State transfer); Abner Roberts, DB, Jr.; Malik Shegog, DB, Jr.; Austin Crimmins, PK/P, Sr.OUTLOOK: The defending NEC champion Dukes talent level remains high despite the unexpected loss of star running back Douglas, who nearly rushed for 1,000 yards as a sophomore. The strong-armed Buechel, who threw for 423 yards and six touchdowns against William & Mary in the Dukes first-ever FCS playoff game, is a fourth-year starter who was named the NECs preseason quarterback. He gets back Capers (51 receptions, nine TDs) and developing sophomore Crawford to keep the offense moving the ball. The Dukes are replacing three starters on the offensive line in addition to dropping in the new starting running back, Fulmore. The defense helped force 26 turnovers (which led to a plus-13 turnover margin) and seeks to remain opportunistic. It has an exceptional linebackers corps led by Kuntz, the 2015 NEC defensive player of the year. A bulls-eye is squarely on the Dukes backs.SCHEDULE:Sept. 1, at Youngstown StateSept. 10, BucknellSept. 17, DaytonSept. 24, Kennesaw StateOct. 1, at JacksonvilleOct. 15, Robert Morris*Oct. 22, at Saint Francis*Oct. 29, Bryant*Nov. 5, at Wagner*Nov. 12, Sacred Heat*Nov. 19, at Central Connecticut State** -- NEC game---=2. SACRED HEART PIONEERS=LOCATION: Fairfield, ConnecticutSTADIUM: Campus FieldCOACH: Mark Nofri (27-20 in four seasons at Sacred Heart)LAST SEASON: 6-5 overall, 3-3 NEC (Tie/3rd)STARTERS RETURNING: 13 (7 offense/6 defense)THREE KEY LOSSES: Tyler Dube, WR; Connor Caveney, DL; Kellen Sperduto, LBONE TO WATCH ON OFFENSE: RJ Noel, QB, R-Sr. (182-for-325, 2,431 yards, 19 TDs, 9 INTs; 130 carries, 247 yards, 6 TDs)ONE TO WATCH ON DEFENSE: James Rentz, LB, Sr. (54 TT, 13 TFL, 8.5 sacks, 1 INT, 2 QBH, 1 FR, 2 FF)OTHER KEY PLAYERS: Ose Imeokparia, RB, Sr.; Nate Chavious, RB/KR, Sr.; Moses Webb, WR/DB, R-Sr.; Andrew ONeill, WR, Jr.; Dhameer Bradley, WR, Jr. (UConn transfer); Sean Merrill, OL, Sr.; Sean Peters, OL, Sr.; Ryan Cottrell, DL, Sr.; Dylan Ackerson, DL, Jr.; Kevin Barry, LB, Sr.; Tim Johnson, CB, Sr.; Alec Finelli, S, Jr.; Alec Finney, PK/P, Sr.OUTLOOK: The Pioneers have plenty of motivated upperclassmen who won NEC titles in 2013 and 14. Among them is QB Noel, who has won All-NEC first-team honors for three straight years but wasnt the preseason pick by the conference coaches (it was Duquesnes Dillon Buechel). It seems impossible for the Pioneers to replace leading receiver Dube, but they first want to run the ball with Imeokparia and Chavious. Fourth-year starters Rentz and Cottrell lead a defense which has big hitters. The focus has been on improving the pass defense as the Pioneers allowed over 238 passing yards per game last season. Sacred Hearts non-conference schedule isnt taxing -- it opens with three Pioneer Football League opponents -- so the Pioneers should get off to a solid start in 2016.SCHEDULE:Sept. 3, at StetsonSept. 10, ValparaisoSept. 17, MaristSept. 24, at Stony BrookOct. 1, at Wagner*Oct. 15, at CornellOct. 22, Robert Morris*Oct. 29, Saint Francis*Nov. 5, at Central Connecticut State*Nov. 12, at Duquesne*Nov. 19, Bryant** -- NEC game---=3. SAINT FRANCIS (PA.) RED FLASH=LOCATION: Loretto, PennsylvaniaSTADIUM: DeGol FieldCOACH: Chris Villarrial (24-41 in six seasons at Saint Francis)LAST SEASON: 6-4 overall, 4-2 NEC (2nd)STARTERS RETURNING: 14 (6 offense/8 defense)THREE KEY LOSSES: Khairi Dickson, RB; Terell Smith, WR; DaQuan Minter, CBONE TO WATCH ON OFFENSE: Marcus Bagley, RB, Sr.ONE TO WATCH ON DEFENSE: Lorenzo Jerome, FS/RS, Sr.OTHER KEY PLAYERS: Zack Drayer, QB, Sr.; Kam Lewis, WR, So.; Cyrus Holder, WR, Fr.; Sam Freireich, LT, Sr.; Christian Eubanks, LG, So.; Jimmy Marks, C, Sr.; Louie Gartner, DE, So.; Wesley Nagaseu, NT, Sr.; Erik Walker, LB, Sr.; Solomon Leaeno, LB, Sr.; Malik Duncan, CB, Jr.; Delondo Boyd, SS, Jr.; Lance Geesey, PK, Sr.OUTLOOK: Coming of their first winning season since 1992 and their best one on the FCS level, the Red Flash could very well win their first NEC title this year. Their matchup with Duquesne is at DeGol Field. Villarrial likes to play a lot of players, so the depth will pay off. Jerome will keep the secondary at a high level and the defense has a disruptive force in NT Nagaseu. On offense, QB Drayer (152-for-250, 1,977 yards, 15 TDs, 9 INTs) is highly experienced, and the Red Flash return their starting offensive line, anchored by Marks. The loss of All-NEC RB Dickson is tempered by the return of Bagley, a bruiser who was the conferences 2014 offensive rookie of the year. The Red Flash also have dominant special teams, although standout Geesey is coming off hip surgery. Like preseason favorite Duquesne, the Red Flash had a conference-high six selections on the NEC preseason team.SCHEDULE:Sept. 3, at MontanaSept. 10, at TowsonSept. 17, at ColumbiaSept. 24, at AlbanyOct. 1, MaloneOct. 8, at Robert Morris*Oct. 15, Bryant*Oct. 22, Duquesne*Oct. 29, at Sacred Heart*Nov. 12, Central Connecticut State*Nov. 19, at Wagner** -- NEC game---=4. BRYANT BULLDOGS=LOCATION: Smithfield, Rhode IslandSTADIUM: Bulldog StadiumCOACH: Marty Fine (75-55 in 12 seasons at Bryant; 90-60 overall)LAST SEASON: 5-6 overall, 3-3 NEC (Tie/3rd)STARTERS RETURNING: 9 (5 offense/ 4 defense)THREE KEY LOSSES: Ricardo McCray, RB; Chad Ward, WR; Abe MBodj, OLONE TO WATCH ON OFFENSE: Dalton Easton, QB, Sr. (205-for-374, 2,601 yards, 22 TDs, 13 INTs)ONE TO WATCH ON DEFENSE: Patrick Kenney, LB, Sr. (85 TT, 8.5 TFL, 2.5 sacks, 1 INT, 1 QBH, 2 FR, 1 FF)OTHER KEY PLAYERS: Ryan Black, RB, Sr.; Alfred Dorbor, RB, Fr.; Hunter Taute, FB, Jr.; Taylor Barthelette, WR, Sr.; Matt Sewall, WR, Jr.; Keenan Thompson, WR, Sr.; Tyler Cardoze, OL, Sr.; George Smith, OL, Sr.; Dillon Guthro, DE, R-So.; Joe Mendez, DE, So.; Kevin Lazo, DL, So.; Marquise Watson, DL/LB, Sr.; Robert Brown, LB, Fr.; Thomas Costigan, LB, So.; Charles Wingate, DB, Sr.; Charles Keenan, FS, Sr.; Brandon Owens, SS, Sr.; Patrick Champagnie, DB, Jr.OUTLOOK: Still seeking their first NEC title, the Bulldogs were picked first in the conferences preseason poll last year and it seemed to weigh on them while they slumped to a mediocre season. With only nine returning starters, they will need young players to fill key roles. Easton is coming off a season in which he led the NEC in passing yards and yards per game, but he wont have running back Ricardo McCray, the 2015 NEC offensive player of the year, around to keep defenses more honest. The Bulldogs should be solid defensively as they return three of their top four tacklers in LBs Kenney and Watson and FS Keenan, while Wingate made the NEC preseason team. The Bulldogs will make a Sept. 10 visit to Montana State -- the programs first-ever trip west of the Mississippi River.SCHEDULE:Sept. 3, MerrimackSept. 10, at Montana StateSept. 17, BrownSept. 24, Central Connecticut State*Oct. 1, MaineOct. 15, at Saint Francis*Oct. 22, Wagner*Oct. 29, at Duquesne*Nov. 5, Robert Morris*Nov. 12, at Coastal CarolinaNov. 19, at Sacred Heart** -- NEC game---=5. ROBERT MORRIS COLONIALS=LOCATION: Moon Township, PennsylvaniaSTADIUM: Joe Walton StadiumCOACH: John Banaszak (5-17 in two seasons at Robert Morris)LAST SEASON: 4-7 overall, 2-4 NEC (6th)STARTERS RETURNING: 14 (7 offense/7 defense)THREE KEY LOSSES: Forrest Mason, DE; Mike Stojkovic, ILB; Jake Tkach, ILBONE TO WATCH ON OFFENSE: Kyle Buss, WR, R-So. (50 receptions, 742 yards, 2 TDs)ONE TO WATCH ON DEFENSE: Marcelis Branch, CB, R-Sr. (63 TT, 2 TFL, 1 INT, 3 PBU, 1 BK)OTHER KEY PLAYERS: Matt Barr, QB, So.; Rameses Owens, RB, Jr.; Cole Blake, RB, Jr.; Warren Robinson, WR/PR, So.; Nic Lamica, TE, R-Jr.; Blake Chambliss, OL, R-Jr.; Ryan Lewis, DE, Sr.; Austin Trgovcich, DE, R-Sr.; Zack Zamiska, DT, R-Jr.; Jimmy Masson, OLB, Sr.; Gerald Ferguson, OLB, Jr.; Drew Allen, CB, Jr.; Ryan Richards Jr., SS, Jr.; Andy Smigiera, WS, Sr.OUTLOOK: As expected, Banaszak is turning the Colonials into a hard-nosed team. They were among the best in the FCS against the pass last season and their 34 sacks were impressive. With Branch and Smigiera back to anchor the secondary, the Colonials expect similar success this year. But the offense needs improvement after it averaged only 14 points per game. It has a new coordinator in Mike Miller, who began his career with the Colonials under former coach Joe Walton and has 13 years of NFL experience. Barr figures to cut down on interceptions as a sophomore and has a terrific go-to target in Buss, the 2015 NEC offensive rookie of the year. They have to shore up the offensive line, which lost three starters. A healthier Owens (125 carries, 456 yards, 4 TDs) alongside Blake boosts the run game.SCHEDULE:Sept. 1, Alderson-BroaddusSept. 10, at DaytonSept. 17, at Youngstown StateSept. 24, MaloneOct. 1, at LibertyOct. 8, Saint Francis*Oct. 15, at Duquesne*Oct. 22, at Sacred Heart*Oct. 29, Central Connecticut State*Nov. 5, at Bryant*Nov. 12, Wagner** -- NEC game---=6. CENTRAL CONNECTICUT STATE BLUE DEVILS=LOCATION: New Britain, ConnecticutSTADIUM: Arute FieldCOACH: Pete Rossomando (7-16 in two seasons at Central Connecticut State; 49-29 overall)LAST SEASON: 4-7 overall, 3-3 NEC (Tie/3rd)STARTERS RETURNING: 16 (7 offense/9 defense)THREE KEY LOSSES: Tavion Pauldo, QB; Tyler Hurd, OL; Jevon Elmore, CBONE TO WATCH ON OFFENSE: Cameron Nash, RB/KR, Jr. (118 carries, 676 yards, 3 TDs; 18 receptions, 218 yards, 1 TD)ONE TO WATCH ON DEFENSE: Asia Bolling, DE/OLB, Sr. (64 TT, 14.5 TFL, 4.5 sacks, 2 PBU, 1 FR, 2 FF)OTHER KEY PLAYERS: Jake Dolegala, QB, So.; Brenden Lytton, RB, Sr.; Dan Hebert, WR, Sr.; Joey Fields, WR, Jr.; Alex Jamele, WR, So.; K.J. Smith, TE, So.; Chris Tinkham, DL, So.; Randall LaGuerre, LB, Jr.; Keir Minor, OLB, Sr.; Seth Manzanares, OLB, Jr.; Najae Brown, S, Jr.; Jarrod Cann, S, Jr.; Tymir Hinton, S, So.OUTLOOK: The two-deep was filled with underclassmen last season, so theres cause for optimism at CCSU. The mobile Pauldo shared time at quarterback as a freshman, but hes no longer in the program, leaving Dolegala to run the offense full-time. The Blue Devils like the ball in the hand of the versatile Nash, although the run game also is getting back Lytton, who was expected to be the starter last year but was injured in preseason camp. All-America CB Elmore, who racked up 18 passes defended, was lost to academics, which means Brown must steady the secondary. Bolling and LB LaGuerre are the defensive standouts. Improvement is vital because the Blue Devils have a tough non-conference schedule which includes James Madison, Coastal Carolina and Penn.SCHEDULE:Sept. 2, LafayetteSept. 10, at James MadisonSept. 17, Bowie StateSept. 24, at Bryant*Oct. 8, at PennOct. 15, Wagner*Oct. 22, at Coastal CarolinaOct. 29, at Robert Morris*Nov. 5, Sacred Heart*Nov. 12, at Saint Francis*Nov. 19, Duquesne** -- NEC game---=7. WAGNER SEAHAWKS=LOCATION: Staten Island, New YorkSTADIUM: Wagner College StadiumCOACH: Jason Houghtaling (1-10 in one season at Wagner)LAST SEASON: 1-10 overall, 1-5 NEC (7th)STARTERS RETURNING: 8 (5 offense/3 defense)THREE KEY LOSSES: Otis Wright, RB/KR; Stephon Font-Toomer, LB; Greg Hilliard, LBONE TO WATCH ON OFFENSE: Ryan Owens, TE, Grad (29 receptions, 353 yards, 1 TD)ONE TO WATCH ON DEFENSE: Najee Harris, OLB, Sr. (58 TT, 10 TFL, 4 sacks, 2 INTs, 4 PBU, 3 QBH, 1 FF)OTHER KEY PLAYERS: Alex Thomson, QB, Jr.; A.J. Long, QB, Jr.; Matthias McKinnon, RB, Sr.; Denzell Knight, RB, Jr.; Andre Yevchinecz, WR/PR, Sr.; Brandon Peoples, WR, Sr.; Matt Diaz, OL, Sr.; Jordan Baskerville, DE. Jr.; Randall May, LB, Jr.; Tim Hayes, CB, Sr.; Sterling Lowry, CB, So.; Kemani Howard, FS, Jr.; Bryan Rafano, P, Sr.OUTLOOK: The transition from former coach Walt Hameline to Houghtaling wasnt smooth last season as the Seawhawks dropped off from a 7-4 record and share of the NEC title in 2014. They werent the usual ball-control team and the defense struggled up the middle. Houghtaling thinks they have to play harder, but it shows in the preseason competition for playing time. Thomson (90-for-175, 1,085 yards, 8 TDs, 6 INTs) is the incumbent at quarterback, but hes been pushed by Long, a transfer from Syracuse. New offensive coordinator Rich Santangello will rely on fifth-year TE Owens for leadership as well as production. The defense seeks improvement after ranking at the bottom of the NEC. Harris is asked to lead a turnaround. With four of the first games at home, the Seahawks can envision a stronger start this season.SCHEDULE:Sept. 1, St. AnselmSept. 10, Concordia (Mich.)Sept. 24, at Boston CollegeOct. 1, Sacred Heart*Oct. 8, ColumbiaOct. 15, at Central Connecticut State*Oct. 22, at Bryant*Oct. 29, at MassachusettsNov. 5, Duquesne*Nov. 12, at Robert Morris*Nov. 19, Saint Francis** -- NEC game Wholesale Shoes Online . 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In the past month and a half alone, Love has successfully captained the United States Ryder Cup team to its first victory in eight years, was elected to the World Golf Hall of Fame and returned from hip surgery to begin competing again on the PGA Tour.Flanked by the Ryder Cup trophy at his side, Love spoke with ESPN.com from the clubhouse patio at Sea Island Golf Club, site of this weeks PGA Tour event, the RSM Classic. As if he wasnt already busy enough, he will serve as tournament host once again.Q: Winning Ryder Cup captain, elected to the Hall of Fame, playing golf again. Its been a pretty nice little six-week stretch for you.A: Yeah, its been an incredible year, really. I could talk for hours just about Bubba Watson or hours just about Tiger Woods or hours just about Brandt Snedeker. Even Brandt was saying, Hey, we lost the momentum on our text messages. I said, I know, weve all got to get together somehow and talk about it.Like, 99 was incredible to be on a winning team, but there wasnt this six years of angst building up to it and all this pressure on the guys. There were a few guys like Brandt that had Medinah [and the 2012 Ryder Cup loss] in their head all the time. Honestly, it was not a part of this. This was a new era; this is a new deal. Ive got to get these guys support, so they can win. I was like, This is your team. This team has never played together before. It has no history. Twelve strong is going to mean more to you guys than it did to [Tom] Watsons team [two years ago]. You guys take this and take ownership of it.There was just so much to it this time. It just seemed like it was more pressure and a bigger relief after they won. It was a long journey to a win, and obviously, I was part of both sides, as a loser and a winner.Q: What was the difference between this U.S. team compared with previous versions? Why did this one succeed, where others didnt?A: Mike Cowan, Fluff, he came up and congratulated me. I said, They played great; they really deserved it. He said, Youre always going to give somebody else the credit, but they sure as hell gave you credit for losing, didnt they? Why dont you take some credit for winning?These guys took what all of us wanted them to do -- just be prepared, just play your game, and go out and prove that you are the best team. So Im really proud of the way they played. I dont think that we had an impact on them, but we freed them up a little bit, I think, this time.I think one of the main reasons they picked me out of this task-force group to do it was because everybody, from media to staff to players, would be comfortable. It wouldnt be, What are we going to do? Whos the new captain? How do we approach him? Ive done it before. Obviously, were going to have a lot of guys on the team that played for me before and could be really comfortable.But Im proud of the way that they took ownership of it. They came in for practice rounds, prepared, did everything they could. Guys were calling me and texting me from the Tour Championship at dinner: We think we ought to play this guy with this guy. They took responsibility and ownership. We really all came together.I watched [Bill] Belichick and [Tom] Brady at their charity dinner one night, and then watched them get on the bus and leave for a trip. They made us some videos, so I saw behind the scenes a really, really successful team. You think its going to be all business and rules and regulations and structure, but it was more like a family. They were all pulling together. They were all hugging each other and glad to see each other, whether it was the locker room or at dinner. And I said, Thats what we need more of; we need more trust.I think Bubba at the last minute kind of brought us all even closer. Arnold Palmer, obviously, was an emotional thing. (Editors note: Palmer died days before the Ryder Cup.) We were all together. I think a lot of things added up that bonded this team better than any team Ive been on in the past.Q: You talk about that family atmosphere. I know you mentioned earlier today that you havent watched the whole thing on TV yet. Maybe you need a big viewing party for the whole team to get together.A: It would be great. Were trying right now to get the whole team together to go to the White House, and I dont even know if we can do that. We need to, whether its in small groups or a big group, we all need to sit down and celebrate. We had a pretty good celebration Sunday night, but maybe celebrate without quite as much partying. We need to break it down and say, All right, Brandt, that was great. You played unbelievable. Tell us how we did. What are your memories of it? What can we do better?I know five, six things already that I want to do better to help whoever the next captain is, and we dropped the ball several places. We certainly werent perfect, but getting guys together and continuing this momentum is really, really crucial. Then adding in Justin Thomas and Smylie Kaufman, and we had Daniel Berger come play a practice round; he thought that was the greatest thing ever, that he got to see inside the ropes [with] a Ryder Cup team. Theyre telling everybody, theyre telling the story, so getting them involved and getting our guys involved in talking about Paris [for the 2018 Ryder Cup]. Instead of a year out, lets talk about it two years out. Lets start getting ready.Q: You mentioned the White House trip. When might this happen?A: Well, were working on a day.Q: In the next 60 days or after that?A: I asked that question, yes. The sitting president invited us, and we won during his presidency, so thats what were going to do. But its like herding cats. Im not very good at this. I told the PGA of America, You try to herd them to this thing. Guys are going all over the world in December, playing in different tournaments, so I dont know how many well get. But they told me the last time, when [Paul] Azingers team won [in 2008], that they didnt get all 12 guys to go.Q: Four years ago, when you captained for the first time, Europe came from behind on the final day to win. Two years ago, there was a lot of turmoil within the U.S. team afterward. How much pressure did you personally feel to win this time around?A: You know, I felt a lot of pressure to take care of the plan that we came up with in the task-force meeting. I didnt feel any pressure to win. Phil [Mickelson] kept saying, Look, as long as we do this for the next 10 Ryder Cups, were going to win seven out of the 10. Were not going to win them all. We even said, We might not win this one, but we have to trust this is the right direction that were going.I was feeling a lot of pressure that the players were feeling. You know me a little bit; its not about my record, its about their record. I would have given anything to go back and have a win in 12 just for Webb Simpson and Brandt Snedeker to quit apologizing to me. And I know Tom Kite would love to have a win, so I would quit apologizing to him, and Justin Leonard would quit apologizing to him for screwing up 97.Tom Kite did a fabulous job, and he gets criticized for running a bad Ryder Cup, and Tiger Woods and Justin Leonard and Davis Love won majors that year and didnt get him a point. Its not Tom Kites fault. We screwed up, and we screwed up because we were trying too hard to win for Tom Kite, because we loved Tom Kite and we wanted him to get a win.I didnt do a great job in 12, but I did a better job in 16. Its not about mme. Clearance Shoes Canada. . Its not about Tiger Woods or Jim Furyk. This is your team, and thats why in the closing speech, I made a point of saying, 12 Strong, because thats what they did. Rickie [Fowler] was a big part of that with onesies and T-shirts. Zach [Johnson] was a big part of that. Matt Kuchar got up Saturday night with a whiteboard; hed told us, Tonight, bring two things to dinner that youre thankful for, and it cant be your family, faith or friends.It started out, Heres my two, and then the next thing you know Bubba is crying and Steve Stricker is crying. But Matt stood there for an hour and a half holding that board. He never sat down, and he wrote things down, and then [in the] end, he said, Tomorrow, lets just be thankful for these things and take the pressure off.Everybody took a role and played a part in it, so I was proud of all those guys for handling the pressure and pulling the team together in their own way. They did. They took ownership of it. And they understood that they had to bond as 12, because they were the ones out there on the golf course.Q: Every player sat out at least one session at Medinah; every player sat out at least one session at Hazeltine, except for Patrick Reed and Jordan Spieth. Ive heard that Patrick walked into the team room at some point and said, Im not sitting at all. True or false?A: No, not in the team room. Well, he told me and Tiger, How could you sit out your best player? Why would you sit him out? We love you, Patrick, but everybody is going to sit out. I get it. I was that guy in 1993. I go, Why would you sit me out? Im smashing it. Put me with Tom Kite, and well never lose. Well, we played Seve [Ballesteros] and José [Maria Olazabal] and lost two in a row, and Watson goes, Youre out.Werent going to play him, but Patrick had such a great attitude. He was so confident. He was so confident in his partner that we ran his partner into the ground. I apologized to Jordan. I said, Look, Im sorry. I wore you out. But your man was rolling.It was all about singles, really, and we wanted everybody to be ready. Nothing works out perfect, but the only real consequence of how well Patrick was playing was we ran Jordan a little ragged. But he loved it. I mean, he knew the deal going in. Jordan is an ultimate team guy, because he gets it. He said, I will do whatever you want me to do. Ill play with Patrick until the cows come home. And he did.Q: How do you explain Patrick basically jumping in the phone booth, and instead of Superman, Captain America comes out?A: When he came out on tour, the tour guys came to me and said, Hey, heres a young kid that you ought to talk to. You ought to go put your arm around Patrick Reed and get to know him. I tried several ways. Im not real aggressive. Then hes winning tournaments. I go, He seems to be doing fine.Hes a misunderstood guy. He and J.B. [Holmes] were my two guys that I could put up against anybody, and they just wanted to punch them in the face. They wanted to fight. Thats the main reason we picked J.B. Same thing with Ryan Moore, but in a different way. One on one, you want Patrick Reed or J.B. Holmes or Ryan Moore, who is just quiet -- confident I dont need any help, Ive got this.Patrick, I saw it in 14. This guy in the right role is unbeatable as a teammate. And I think Jordan saw that, too. Patrick asked for Jordan and Dustin [Johnson]. Patrick is no dummy. Put me with Jordan or Dustin. OK, great idea. But Patrick was a big part of our emotion and our confidence. Phil Mickelson is the same way. Why would you sit me out? Im going to win. Thats the attitude you want.Q: How did Tiger Woods the assistant captain differ from Tiger Woods the player?A: Early career, Tiger was like me. My job is to win five points, and I dont have to talk to anybody. If I win five points, everything takes care of itself. He learned that being a good teammate is important. He learned, really, a lot from watching Phil lose every point at some Presidents Cup and still be a good team guy. So he became a good teammate.Then he realized that his contribution to this team was probably not going to be with his clubs, and he was going to make a contribution. Out of friendship and respect that we have for each other, he said, Look, I will do whatever it takes to make this successful. For him to commit to the task force is one thing. Then to commit a year out that hes going to be an assistant captain, that was a big thing.He doesnt do anything halfway -- lift weights, ride bikes, whatever. He jumps in. We almost had to back him off, like, Calm down, you cant make the Saturday pairings yet. Hes like, Well, were picking this guy, this guy and this guy. Were like, They havent even played the BMW Championship yet!But he was so focused and driven. I can just flip through his text messages and show you pictures of pairings, plan A, plan B, cold weather pairings versus hot weather, wet versus dry. No wonder the guy is so successful.Half the team said, Were in his head. This is unbelievable. Hes telling us things that he used against us in the past. Why? Because he wanted to win. He was on a mission. He said twice to the team, I watched Davis do this twice. I dont know if I really want to do this. This is a lot of work. But what did he do right after the Ryder Cup? He committed to the Presidents Cup as assistant captain. He didnt want to say, I want to play. He said, I want to be Steves assistant. So hes become a leader.Now, is he going to ever be the Arnold Palmer role? I dont know. Would he ever have that kind of respect from the rest of the world? But I can tell you, in our team room, he earned an incredible amount of respect from the players that were there and from me.Q: Are you ready to do this again?A: I will not do it again unless they twist my arm.Q: They twisted your arm last time, and it worked.A: Well, Tiger and Phil and Jim [Furyk] made me do it.Q: Couldnt they make you do it again?A: I was honored that [former PGA of America president] Allen Wronowski asked me. I was humbled and blown away when [PGA of America president] Derek Sprague and my peers asked me to do it the second time. That meant more to me, because they said, Youre the right guy to do it. That gave me a lot of confidence the second time around.I argued -- and theyll tell you -- Im taking somebodys turn if I do it in 16. Somebody is getting skipped over, whoever it is, and they said, No, this is the right thing to do. We lost Payne [Stewart]. This is Paynes spot that you filled in somewhere.But we have a plan leading out, and Im not in the discussion. I get one of six votes to vote against me, so at least I can start the ball rolling.Q: During the past six weeks, with the Ryder Cup win, the Hall of Fame election, how much have you thought about your father? (Editors note: Loves father was a club professional who died in a plane crash in 1988.)A: A lot. Its a part of everything we do. Jack Lumpkin just gave me a 20-, 30-minute lesson, and he cant give me a quick lesson without saying, Well, your dad would have said to do this, or Your dad would have been proud of that. So its part of everything we do, part of our legacy.Everywhere I go around here, everything I do in golf is connected to him. Watching my grandbaby with her putter, I just wish great-grandpa could teach her, not me. But yeah, hes part of everything we do, and theres great memories.The only thing, really, that will be sad about the Hall of Fame induction is that my dad wont be there. ' ' ' 
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We took a look this summer at the top roster decisions that faced every NFL team. Clearance Running Shoes Ireland . Now, as we zoom past the halfway point of the season, many of those decisions remain applicable while others have since been addressed or are no longer a concern.Lets refresh our list and break it down again, by team -- think of this as on a scale thats more macro than micro.NFC East | NFC North | NFC South | NFC West AFC East | AFC North | AFC South | AFC WestNFC EASTDallas CowboysThe great quarterback quandary: No teams decision on this list hovers more immediately than the Cowboys. What does the team do when Tony Romo is fully healthy? Dak Prescott has been brilliant, and the team is 6-1. How can Dallas, which won just four games in 2015, take the job out of Prescotts hands given how he is playing? Romos résumé, however, is not to be ignored. Hes a legitimate franchise quarterback, although age (36) and durability are concerns. With three years left on his contract beyond 2016, the Romo question isnt just for when he gets healthy this season -- theres a long-term decision looming.New York GiantsGiant reinvest in DL again? The Giants spent huge in free agency to lure?Olivier Vernon and Damon Harrison to their defensive line group. The team also kept Jason Pierre-Paul on a one-year deal, meaning hell join Johnathan Hankins as a free agent after this season. Neither player will come at a discount to retain, however. Will the Giants opt to repeat last offseason and spend up to keep a pair of defensive linemen around? Wholesale Running Shoes Ireland . LOUIS -- Roman Polak was celebrating even before Alexander Steen scored the winning goal in Saturdays 4-2 win over the Carolina Hurricanes. Cheap Running Shoes .com) - Christian Ponder will get another chance to prove himself for the Minnesota Vikings, with head coach Leslie Frazier announcing Wednesday that the struggling quarterback will start this weekends game against the Green Bay Packers. http://www.wholesalerunningshoesireland.com/ . Jordan Lynch, the all-purpose Heisman Trophy finalist from Northern Illinois, failed to make it into that exclusive club.UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- New York Islanders goalie Kevin Poulin has accepted the teams one-year, two-way qualifying offer. The 23-year-old Poulin, who would earn $1.3 million in the deal announced Monday, played in five games last season with the Islanders after being recalled from Bridgeport of the AHL on Feb. 23. He went 1-3 with a 3.02 goals-against average and .893 save percentage. In 21 career games with the Islanders, Poulinn is 7-9-1 with a 2. Womens Running Shoes Ireland. 76 goals-against average and .912 save percentage. Poulin made his NHL playoff debut this past season, appearing in two games of New Yorks first-round series against Pittsburgh. He had a 1.15 GAA and .933 save percentage in those games. Poulin, a fifth-round pick by the Islanders in the 2008 draft, will be competing to be the backup to recently re-signed veteran Evgeni Nabokov. ' ' ' 
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TORONTO -- Jonathan Schoop made sure the Orioles left Toronto the same way they arrived: as the first-place team in AL EastSchoop singled home the go-ahead run in the 12th inning and Baltimore ended a season-worst five-game losing streak, beating the Blue Jays 6-2 Sunday to reclaim the division lead. Wholesale Vans Authentic .We came here in first place and we going to try to maintain it, Orioles manager Buck Showalter said. Its going to be tough.Troy Tulowitzki hit his 18th home run on Chris Tillmans first pitch in the Toronto fourth, a drive off the facing of the fourth deck. Tulowitzki left in the eighth, two innings after he was hit on the right hand by a pitch from Tillman.Manager John Gibbons said Tulowitzki suffered a broken thumb. The Blue Jays will wait for the swelling to go down before deciding whether to place him on the disabled list.A little sore, it obviously got me pretty good, Tulowitzki said. Its blown up.Tulowitzki said he could still play defense but could not grip a bat after being hit.Adam Jones hit his 20th homer later in the 12th, a three-run shot that helped the Orioles avoid a three-game sweep and moved them a half-game ahead of the Blue Jays.We outlasted them, Jones said. They grinded, we grinded. Good game to go into an off day, a much-needed win.Baltimore next hosts Texas for three games starting Tuesday.Mychael Givens (8-1) worked one inning for the victory as the Orioles won for the first time in six games at Toronto.Weve had a tough stretch lately but its good to get out of here with a win, Tillman said.Five Baltimore relievers combined to pitch 6 1/3 scoreless innings as the Orioles got their 26th bullpen win, the most in the majors.Pedro Alvarez walked to begin the 12th and moved up on a balk by Franklin Morales (0-1). One out later, Schoop lined a single for his third hit of the game.After J.J. Hardy walked, Jesse Chavez replaced Morales. Jones greeted Chavez by homering on the first pitch.The Blue Jays, who overtook the Orioles by winning the first two games of the series, finished July with a record of 16-8.Toronto opened the scoring in the second when Russell Martin doubled and scored on Devon Travis groundout.Baltimore tied it in the seventh, ending Aaron Sanchezs streak of 19 shutout innings. After Chris Davis walked and Mark Trumbo doubled, Alvarez hit an RBI groundout and Matt Wieters followed with a sacrifice fly.Sanchez, who is unbeaten in 17 starts since April 22, allowed two runs and four hits in seven inningsTillman gave up two runs and five hits in 5 2/3 innings.HOT OFF THE GRILLIBlue Jays RHP Jason Grilli struck out 13 of the 33 batters he faced in July.MANAGERIAL MILESTONEWith his 1,399th victory, Showalter tied Wilbert Robinson for 28th on the all-time managerial wins list.TRAINERS ROOMBlue Jays: Josh Donaldson started at DH after leaving Saturdays game in the eighth with a sore hamstring. He came on at 3B in after Darwin Barney moved to SS to replace Tulowitzki in the eighth.UP NEXTOrioles: RHP Dylan Bundy (3-3, 3.46) starts Tuesday against Rangers RHP Yu Darvish (2-2, 3.09). Bundy is 1-2 with a 4.50 ERA in three starts since joining the rotation.Blue Jays: RHP Marcus Stroman (8-4, 4.92) starts the opener of a four game-series at Houston. Stroman went 2-0 with a 3.71 ERA in five July starts after going 1/3 with a 7.76 ERA in June. Cheap Vans Old Skool Ireland . Both players have lower body injuries that will keep them out of the lineup until at least January 31, which is the first game they can be activated from IR. Cheap Vans Old Skool . Patrice Bergeron and Daniel Paille scored 20 seconds apart a few minutes after Stamkos was taken off the ice on a stretcher with a broken right leg, and the Bruins beat the Lightning 3-0 on Monday afternoon. http://www.cheapoldskoolireland.com/ . It was just business as usual for the Thunder at home. Durant scored 32 points and the Thunder beat the Bulls 107-95 on Thursday night for their eighth straight win. STORRS, Conn. -- Connecticut coach Geno Auriemma didnt expect his young Huskies to be undefeated six games into the season and says he has no idea what to expect this month when they face four ranked teams.The No. 2 Huskies (6-0), who returned just two starters from the team that won the programs fourth straight national title last spring, have extended the second-longest winning streak in program and womens basketball history to 81 games. And in the process, theyve already beaten three Top 25 opponents this season, including then-No. 2-ranked Baylor.UConn faces four more ranked teams before January 1, including No. 14 Texas on Sunday and No. 1 Notre Dame on Wednesday in South Bend. The Huskies also play No. 9 Ohio State and No. 5 Maryland before January.We dont have that kind of talent that just blows you away like weve had in the past, Auriemma said this week. That means that every single minute of every day, every practice at every game, theyve got to be tough, hard-nosed and really tough.UConn proved that on Thursday, dismantling No. 15 DePaul 91-46 after taking a 22-1 lead in what was supposed to be a serious test against a high-scoring offense. The Huskies defense held DePaul to 25 percent shooting.Forward Kia Nurse said she and her teammates were aware pundits thought theyd be more vulnerable this season after the graduation of stars Breanna Stewart, Morgan Tuck and Moriah Jefferson. She said Auriemma has challenged this group to maintain the programs traditioon of excellence. Wholesale Vans Old Skool. For him to hold us to that standard and remind us that this is how UConn basketball is played, it lights a fire under us, she said. So when we get out in the next practices, the next games, shoot-arounds, we understand that is the expectation here and that is where we need to be.Sophomore Katie Lou Samuelson said the team is still learning chemistry on the court and once the players figure it out, theyll only get better.Last year we understood the three of them (Stewart, Tuck and Jefferson) would go and do what they do every game, she said. Now we have to figure out, OK, who is going to step up and take shots tonight? Who is going step up and make those passes? Its going to be different every night. So thats always difficult, but its also a great thing for our versatility.Auriemma said he doesnt know if the team will keep playing the way it did against Baylor and DePaul, and hes still not quite sure about the caliber of this group. But, he said thats normal for this time of year.And he expects to know a lot more after the run against ranked teams in December.Theres no guarantee like the past couple years that, yeah we got this, Auriemma said. Its a wait and see. Its a process. I just dont want to take any steps back. I dont know how many steps forward were going to take. I just dont want to take any steps back. ' ' ' 
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South Africa coach Shakes Mashaba was suspended and faces a disciplinary hearing after a television camera caught him ranting at his critics following a World Cup qualifier, while reports claimed he also insulted the head of the countrys soccer federation. Texans Jerseys China .A video that emerged Monday shows Mashaba being calmed by a reporter and a South African Football Association official just before a post-match TV interview for the national broadcaster. The incident came after South Africas surprise 2-1 win over Senegal on Saturday in World Cup qualifying. It was speculated that Mashaba would have been fired if South Africa lost.The video shows a clearly angry Mashaba shouting and pointing his finger as he moves into position for the interview.No, no, no. Im going to talk before I talk about the victory, Mashaba is heard saying as the SAFA official moves toward him to calm him down. This is my second life. These people have already buried me, you know that. These people have already buried me. It (the media) talks about `hes gone and forgotten and you want me to talk to the media?SAFA said it suspended Mashaba for a regrettable incident at the stadium but didnt say if it was for the pre-interview comments. Media reports also said that Mashaba was involved in another incident after the game, when he allegedly insulted SAFA President Danny Jordaan and other federation officials when they entered the dressing room to congratulate the team.Mashabas suspension means he wasnt allowed to travel with the South Africa squad for a friendly in Mozambique on Tuesday, when assistant coach Owen da Gama will take charge of the team.SAFA said it would not comment further on the case out of respect for the dignity of the head coach and the association and the legally privileged nature of such proceedings. Texans Jerseys Online .com) - Manchester City midfielder David Silva is expected to miss the next four weeks because of a calf problem. Cheap Texans Jerseys Authentic . Numbers Game examines the deal that sees Michael Del Zotto and Kevin Klein switch places. The Predators Get: D Michael Del Zotto. http://www.cheaptexansjerseysauthentic.com/ . The Oilers come in having lost five in a row (0-4-1) and 16 of their last 20 games, dropping a 2-1 decision to the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday. At 3-0, the game was already wrapped up, but Melbourne Victory goalkeeper Lawrence Thomas ran the length of the field anyway.Max Beister had just put the finishing touch on Victorys third and final goal against Western Sydney on Saturday night, and Thomas got running.He was one of the first players to reach the clubs new signing, laying his great big glove on the Germans head as he celebrated in front of the Victory bench.As someone that started his career feeling on the outer, Thomas knew how much it would mean.From a personal experience when you come into a football team, the best way to feel involved and part of the club is when you have an impact on game day, he said on Tuesday.For him to come in and be scoring, it was the best thing that could have happened for him to feel a part of the club and feel welcome.Beister, who arrived at Victory on loan from German side Mainz just a few weeks earlier, took a great stride with that goal.The 26-year-old made a perfect start at his new club, but also in rebuilding a long-lost career.Beister has made just one senior start since battling a debilitating ACL injury suffered in early January 2014.Thomas, who was forced to travel a long road himself to earn the nod as Victorys No.dddddddddddd, could sense it was a special moment for a player who had taken the risk of re-booting his career half-way across the world.Thats why I ran the whole way up the field. I was pretty tired running back actually, he said.I thought it was important to share that moment with him.I think he was really excited and maybe surprised by the atmosphere.I dont know if he expected that from Australian football. He came in and said wow it was really loud ... I think its made a big (impression) on him and making him feel at home.Without a match this weekend due to the earthquake that has affected Wellington Phoenixs home ground Westpac Stadium, Beister could improve his conditioning to contend for a first-team berth against Newcastle in their next outing.Thomas had a personal connection to the earthquake, with a younger brother currently holidaying in New Zealand.My mum called me a bit worried ... I ended up hearing back from him, he was out quad riding so he was alright, he said. ' ' ' 
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Josh Hazlewood has expressed his desire to see Peter Siddle chosen as Australias third seamer for the WACA Test against South Africa, which starts from November 3, amid talk that a strong first-class record in Perth may play in favour of the potential debutant paceman Joe Mennie. Adidas Shoes Outlet Canada .On what the Australians ardently hope will be a more lively WACA surface than the strip that led to a dull draw against New Zealand last summer, Hazlewood said he wanted to be able to partner with Siddle, who has returned to the fold for the first time since February, when he broke down with a back stress fracture.Despite a sterling record both individually and in support of other bowlers in the Test team - specially as the foil to Mitchell Johnson and Ryan Harris during the 5-0 Ashes sweep four summers ago - Siddle has faced an apparent reluctance by the selectors to choose him at various junctures, most notably in England last year.This time around Mennie has been touted as a possible into the wind seamer given his strong record for South Australia in Perth and also a greater spread of matches this year for Australia A and the Redbacks, on either side of two appearances for the ODI team in South Africa. Hazlewood, however, spoke strongly for Siddle.It is great to have Sids in the 12 and hopefully he gets a crack on Thursday, Hazlewood said after the Test series launch at Elizabeth Quay in Perth. It is great to have an experienced player in the squad who can talk about the different players and the way to go about it. He is valuable come team-meeting time.Hazlewood will make his return to the national side having spent the past month resting up alongside Mitchell Starc, rather than playing in South Africa. He admitted the pair exchanged a few miffed text messages as Australia were throttled 5-0 by South Africa.It did cross the mind occasionally watching from home, Hazlewood said. I didnt watch too much of it. It was tough to watch at times. You would love to be on every tour and playing every game but the way the schedule is impossible for the quicks to do that.Mitch Starc and myself were sending a few text messages back and forth wondering what was going on. Playing South Africa at home is tough in any format. The young bowlers will learn from that.The flatness of some of Australias recent displays has caused some level of introspection about the way the team carries itself on the field, something Hazlewood acknowledged. I dont need to be angrier but I have to have a presence, he said. That is easier to do when you are at home and on top and playing well.When you are down in the dumps, as we were in Sri Lanka, and coming from behind all the time it is a lot harder to do. If we get off to a good start on Thursday we can lead from the front.For that to be possible, many eyes will be on the WACA pitch. The Western Australia boys who played on it last week said there was a little bit there for bat and ball, Hazlewood said. Last year was a bit disappointing and hopefully there is a bit more pace and bounce than this years WACA wicket and it gets back to its traditional way it usually plays. Adidas Shoes Canada Online Store . The 27-year-old Scrivens will be joining his third NHL club since signing with the Toronto Maple Leafs as a free agent in 2010. The move also reunites with him with head coach Dallas Eakins from their time together with the American Hockey Leagues Toronto Marlies. Adidas Shoes Clearance Sale Online . Brett Kulak and Jackson Houck of the Vancouver Giants were each charged with assault causing bodily harm on Aug. 18, according to the B.C. court services. http://www.clearanceadidasshoescanada.com/ . The 18-year-old American had five birdies in her bogey-free round for a 17-under total of 196. Lee held the overnight lead but mixed three birdies with two bogeys for a 70. LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Just a few games into the season, its clear 11th-ranked Xavier has some work to do closing out games.The Musketeers nearly let a 16-point second-half lead disappear, but Trevon Bluiett hit some clutch free throws late to help them pull away from Northern Iowa for a 67-59 victory in the Tire Pros Invitational championship game Sunday night.The Panthers came within five points with 1:35 left while Xaviers offense struggled, but then the Musketeers (5-0) hit 9 of 10 free throws in the final 57 seconds. That stalled the rally by Northern Iowa, which seemed poised to overcome a double-digit deficit for the second time in as many games.Id like to have those last four or five minutes back, but its so early, Xavier coach Chris Mack said. Were a little bit better in terms of finishing the game, but we still have a ways to go in that department.Bluiett converted 5 of 6 free throws after missing some critical shots earlier that helped open the door for the comeback attempt.We kind of base everything on a next-play mentality, so you cant really worry over the past plays, said Bluiett, who finished with a game-high 21 points. My teammates do a good job of kind of helping me forget about that.After going into halftime with the game tied 30-30, the Musketeers started the second strong with Bluiett and Edmond Sumner leading the way. Sumner scored 11 of his 17 points in the final 20 minutes.But once the Panthers (3-1) found their rhythm against Xaviers 1-1-3 zone and man-to-man defense, the game began to turn late. Jordan Ashton and Klint Carlson hit some big shots to bring Northern Iowa back, but the Musketeers showed poise just in time to pull away.Sometimes you get into the game and teams are maybe not what they seem like on film, but Xavier is every bit as good and in some ways even better, UNI coacch Ben Jacobson said. Adidas Shoes Clearance Canada. We had a tremendous amount of respect for them even before this game and Ive got more now because they have so many ways they can beat you, offensively everybody can make plays.Now the two teams get to do it all over again when they meet Saturday at Xavier.Honestly, Im pretty excited, Bluiett said. They are good team and I think they are going to bring their A-game when they come back. They kind of have some motivation now and I think we will be ready for it, as well.BIG PICTUREN. Iowa: The Panthers are great 3-point shooters, but their shots were not falling consistently against Xavier. Morgan was the only shooter to show up on Sunday.Xavier: The Musketeers showed a variety of defenses to keep the Panthers off balance, switching from a 1-1-3 zone to man-to-man. Xavier has plenty of fire power on offense with J.P Macura and Quentin Goodin hitting big shots throughout the game.POLL IMPLICATIONSXavier: A win over previously unbeaten Northern Iowa could help the Musketeers standing.DOUBLING DOWNXavier consistently sent double teams at Northern Iowas Bennett Koch in the post in order to limit him, and it worked.Koch was just 4 of 8 from the field for 11 points and turned the ball over six times in the paint.ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAMUNIs Jeremy Morgan joined Bluiett and Macura on the all-tournament team along with Oklahomas Jordan Woodard and Davidsons Jack Gibbs. Bluiett was the tournament MVP after scoring 56 points, grabbing 16 rebounds and getting seven assists over the three games. Morgan led UNI with 20 points in this one.UP NEXTN. Iowa: The Panthers travel to Cincinnati to face Xavier again on Saturday.Xavier: The Musketeers host Northern Iowa on Saturday. ' ' ' 
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NEW YORK -- The New York Rangers have signed defenseman Sergey Zborovskiy on an entry-level contract. Cheap George Bell Jersey .General manager Jeff Gorton announced the signing of the teams third-round draft pick in 2015 on Tuesday.Zborovskiy skated in 64 games with the Regina Pats of the Western Hockey League this past season, collecting eight goals and 17 assists along with a plus-15 rating. The 19-year-old established WHL career-highs in goals, assists, points, and power play goals (two), and he tied his WHL career-high in plus/minus rating.The 6-foot-4, 200-pounder skated in 12 playoff games and had five assists this past season.Zborovskiy has skated in 135 career WHL games over two seasons with Regina, registering 11 goals and 33 assists. Cheap Roger Clemens Jersey . -- Ryan Getzlaf grabbed the three pucks wrapped in tape and held them up to his chest in the Anaheim Ducks dressing room for a celebration nine seasons in the making. Cheap MLB Jerseys . The 25-year-old Japanese star has officially been posted by his club team, the Rakuten Golden Eagles. http://www.cheapbluejaysjerseys.com/?tag=cheap-joe-carter-jersey . Coach Mike Munchak says Fokou stretched ligaments in his left knee Oct. 13 against Seattle, which could keep out up to five weeks even though the linebacker didnt need surgery. Nathan Hughes is expected to take part in Thursdays final training session as he prepares to replace Tom Wood in Englands back row against Fiji.Hughes has been struggling with a lower leg injury but the explosive 25-year-old Wasp is on course to make his full Test debut in the second of four autumn internationals at Twickenham.In a surprise move by Eddie Jones, Wood has been dropped for Saturdays clash with Fiji despite being praised by the head coach for his performance in a 37-21 victory over South Africa.Hughes is set to edge Teimana Harrison for the number seven jersey in the only change to the pack that started against the Springboks.Woody did exceptionally well, but we are just looking at it on a game by game basis. Nathan did well when he was on and we want to give him an opportunity potentially, scrum coach Neal Hatley said. Eddie has talked about wanting to make sure that we are looking across the spectrum of players.I think that Eddie has gone on record saying that Tom did really well during his match and worked exceptionally hard.He has trained very well this week, but we are looking at selection specifically game by game.Nathan brings a bigg ball carrying threat - weve seen what he can do in the Premiership. Cheap Blue Jays Jerseys China. .He hits hard and carries the ball well and against Fiji we know that they are going to carry the ball hard, so we need stopping power. It will be a brilliant opportunity for Nathan if he is involved.England were given a scare when Saturdays Twickenham protagonists last met at the 2015 World Cup, entering the final quarter only 18-11 ahead until the intervention of their replacements bench and the resolve of Mike Brown swung the balance in their favour.The nadir of the tournament opener was Fijis superior scrum performance that culminated in them winning a penalty try from an attacking set-piece.Weve done a lot of analysis on Fiji. They have a Kiwi coach in John McKee and have moved away from just flinging the ball around. Also, their set piece has improved immeasurably, Hatley said. Leone Nakarawa, who was at Glasgow and has now moved to France, hes an excellent lineout technician so theyre a lot more of a set piece threat than previous years. ' ' ' 
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INDIANAPOLIS -- NCAA President Mark Emmert has expanded Dan Gavitts role to the new position of senior vice president of basketball. Jordan Shoes Canada Sale .Gavitt will oversee all basketball issues and planning for mens and womens basketball in all three divisions. He will continue to manage the governing bodys partnerships with television networks for the mens tournament.Vice president of womens basketball Anucha Browne will report to Gavitt. The changes announced Wednesday will take effect Jan. 1.Joni Comstock was named senior vice president of championships after taking over as interim executive vice president of championships and alliances.Oliver Luck, executive vice president of regulatory affairs, will add strategic oversight of corporate and broadcast partnerships. Hell oversee football issues, strategy and long-term planning. Air Jordan Shoes Canada Online . Three came down to the fourth quarter while quarterbacks continued to shine in all four games; so important to the overall quality of the game. Cheap Air Jordans Canada .com) - The Edmonton Oilers and Vancouver Canucks both take aim at their first wins of the season on Saturday, as the Canucks open their home slate at Rogers Arena. http://www.cheapcanadaairjordan.com/ .35 million, one-year contract that avoided salary arbitration. Plouffe batted .254 with 14 home runs and 52 RBIs in 477 at-bats last season, his second as a regular in the lineup. LOS ANGELES -- The Montreal Canadiens will continue their annual trek through California when they face the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center on Sunday afternoon. Though the temperatures are warmer than back home in their native Quebec, the reception from their hosts has been ice cold.Montreal (16-6-2) sits atop the Atlantic Division thanks to its superior 12-1-1 record at home. Its 1-0 loss at San Jose on Friday dropped their road record below .500 (4-5-1).The road through California has been especially rough with Montreal posting a 1-8-2 record in the last 11 games against the California teams (San Jose, Anaheim and Los Angeles). The Canadiens have struggled to find their offense in the first three games of this road trip, posting only five goals in three games and wasting two strong performances by goaltender Carey Price.You just have to keep grinding, said Price after suffering his third regulation loss in 17 games. You just have to keep working and hopefully our fortunes will turn for the rest of the trip.The challenge for Montreal is the contrast of styles posed by Los Angeles. The Canadiens speed game was successful in a 4-1 win over the Kings on Nov. 10, but they have been worn down by both the Ducks and Sharks in consecutive losses. In order to break their losing streak and sweep the season series against the Kings, the Canadiens know they must control the tempo.Weve gotten away from our game, defenseman Jeff Petry told the Montreal Gazette prior to the San Jose loss. We were using our speed then we got away from that. Its something that we need to learn from because if we use our speed, were a tough team to handle.The Kings (13-10-1) will look to avenge last months loss at Montreal with continuing strong play on home ice. They enter the game with a 9-3-0 home recordd and appear to have found their stride after an inconsistent opening month. Wholesale Jordans Canada. A 4-3 win in Arizona on Thursday was the sixth in seven games for the Kings, who trail the division-leading San Jose Sharks by four points with a game in hand.After being besieged with injuries to start the season, Los Angeles depth is bolstered by the return of two key players and better health by one of its stars. Left winger Marian Gaborik missed the seasons first 20 games with a broken foot. Goaltender Jeff Zatkoff, plagued by groin injuries that limited him to just five appearances, earned his first win as a King in the Arizona victory.Anze Kopitar put up his first multi-point game since missing five games with a wrist injury, registering two assists in the Arizona win.Zatkoff was thought to be the starter after Jonathan Quick was sidelined with a serious groin injury but Peter Budaj was anointed by coach Darryl Sutter with Zatkoffs health issues. Budaj had appeared in 22 consecutive games before being relieved by Zatkoff after the first period in Arizona.Not playing eats away at you in the sense that you want to play, you want to contribute to the team and you want to be a piece of the puzzle, Zatkoff said. I feel really comfortable with my game and I just want to keep building on it.If Los Angeles creates enough offense to split the season series, it will likely do it without help from its special teams. Despite having a star-studded lineup and one of the best home records in the league, the Kings power-play production at home has been virtually non-existent, converting on 3 of 26 chances to tie them with the New York Islanders for 28th place in the NHL. ' ' ' 
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                                      NEW YORK -- Former England midfielder Frank Lampard says he will leave New York City FC when his contract expires at the end of this year. Vapormax Sale Ireland .The announcement was made on Monday.Lampard, 38, scored 15 goals in 31 games for New York City, where he has played since July 2015. Before then, he spent one season at Manchester City after playing 13 seasons at Chelsea.Patrick Vieira, New York Citys head coach, says, What Frank has brought to the locker room is something just as important (as his goals) -- his experience, his elite mentality and his mentorship for the younger members of our squad have helped us greatly this year. Buy Vapormax Shoes Online Ireland .J. Ellis hit two-run homers and the NL West champion Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the San Diego Padres 4-0 Saturday night. Cheap Vapormax Shoes Ireland . 1, meaning problems for the doping controls at both major international sports events next year. 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Rick Scott to intervene in hopes that the Florida-LSU game would be either moved or rescheduled.Matthew was upgraded to a Category 4 hurricane late Thursday morning, with top sustained winds of 140 mph. The storm was blamed for more than 200 deaths in Haiti alone, and officials in Florida urged residents to prepare for what could be widespread and massive damage.The developments of the hurricane in the last 24 hours, the projected magnitude of its impact and the unknown aftermath of this storm have resulted in this decision to seek another date to play the LSU-Florida game, the SEC said in a statement. We have to be sensitive to the possible imminent disruption to the state of Florida and in particular the Gainesville and surrounding area.Florida athletic director Jeremy Foley said the SEC made the final call on postponing the game.I know there will be a lot of opinions about how we came to this conclusion and when we came to the conclusion, but this is the right decision, Foley said.This is the second consecutive season in which LSU has had a game affected by a hurricane. In 2015, the Tigers road game against South Carolina instead was moved to Baton Rouge because of Hurricane Joaquin.On Thursday, the SEC Network also canceled its live SEC Nation broadcast from Gainesville and will instead do the show from its Charlotte studios.Other teams have made adjustments as the storm is expected to traverse nearly the entire length of Floridas Atlantic coast beginning Thursday evening. From there, forecasters said, the hurricane is expected to push along the coasts of Georgia and South Carolina before veering out to sea.SEC commissioner Greg Sankey said the Georgia-South Carolina game was moved back one day in the best interest of safety.Due to the potential impact of the hurricane on Columbia and the surrounding area, it is in the best interest of safety to play the game on Sunday rather than Saturday night, Sankey said Thursday. I appreciate the cooperation of the schools who worked closely to make the appropriate operational adjustments in order to accommodate this change in the schedule.The Georgia-South Carolina game will air on the SEC Network.For now, No. 23?Florida States?game at No. 10?Miami?is still on as scheduled for Saturday night. Offficials from both schools say?they are?continuing to monitor developments and are discussing contingency plans. Vapormax Shoes Online Ireland. Our hope is to be able to play at Hard Rock Stadium, Miami athletic director Blake James said. Obviously, things can happen that prohibit that.Florida Atlantic, which is practicing across the state in Tampa,?has opted to move its football game against?Charlotte?from Saturday to Sunday, although FAU -- which is located in Boca Raton -- cautioned that Sundays date is tentative. Further assessments will be made once the storm clears South Florida, likely sometime Friday.Supporting our community, state and region is the current focus of FAU athletics, FAU athletic director Pat Chun said.No. 17?North Carolina?said it expects to play Saturdays game in Chapel Hill vs. No. 25?Virginia Tech?at 3:30 p.m., as scheduled. The?school?will continue to monitor the weather forecast and provide updates.The NFL said it is conducting contingency planning for two Week 5 games: Tennessee at Miami (Sunday) and Tampa Bay at Carolina (Monday).We are in close contact with local and state authorities about the Hurricane, the NFL said in a statement. As always, our overriding concern is for public safety and not doing anything that will divert important resources away from communities that may be in distress.?No decisions on both games are expected until Friday, at the earliest, the NFL said.?The NHLs Florida Panthers, who play home games in Sunrise -- directly in the storms predicted path -- were able to practice Thursday morning, and coach Gerard Gallant said he and his wife would ride the storm out in their condo near Fort Lauderdale.Lots of peanut butter, jam, lots of bread, Gallant said, listing off some of the provisions he stocked up for the storm, which he said was bigger than any other he has dealt with previously. Hopefully its not an issue.In other cancellations, postponements and possible adjustments related to Hurricane Matthew:* The Tampa Bay at Florida NHL preseason game, which was scheduled for Thursday and postponed earlier this week, will not be made up.* MLB officials are keeping watch as the forecast for Game 2 of the National League Division Series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and host Washington Nationals on Saturday could be impacted by rain. AccuWeather says there is an 81 percent chance of rain with heavy showers in the afternoon. The game begins at 4:08 p.m. ET.If necessary, Game 2 could be moved to Sunday, which is scheduled as a travel day in the series.* Fridays East Coast Hockey League preseason game in Estero, Florida, between the Orlando Solar Bears and Florida Everblades has been canceled.The Associated Press contributed to this report. ' ' ' 
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INCHEON, South Korea -- Curtis Luck overcame a seven-stroke deficit to win the Asia-Pacific Amateur on Sunday and earn a Masters invitation that the Australian didnt need. Wholesale Puma Shoes .Already in the Masters with his U.S. Amateur victory, the 20-year-old Luck made a 15-foot birdie putt on the par-5 18th for a 5-under 67 and a one-stroke victory over countryman Brett Coletta.Ive had an amazing year and this has topped it off, Luck said. I came here to try my best and win, but I wasnt expecting to be standing here with the trophy at the end of the week.Luck finished at 12-under 276 at Jack Nicklaus Golf Club. He earned a spot in the British Amateur, after securing positions in the Masters, U.S. Open and British Open with his U.S. Amateur victory in August at Oakland Hills.Coletta, the third-round leader, had a chance to force a playoff on 18, but missed a 14-foot birdie try.It was a pretty nerve-racking finish, Luck said. I knew Brett could make birdie on 18, so fortunately for me he didnt. That bunker shot was probably one of the most nervous shots Ive ever had to play, and the putt just topped it off. I left myself a bit of a swinging putt, but I had a really good feel for it.Luck ended up costing Coletta a spot beside him the Masters.Bretts a really close friend of mine and I understand the opportunity he has just missed out on, Luck said. I do feel a little guilty and sad, but Im so competitive I couldnt give up the chance to win an event like this.Coletta had two double bogeys in a 75.Its really hard to swallow, but youve got to look at the positives, said Coletta, also 20.New Zealands Luke Toomey was third at 9 under after a 66.Australias Cameron Davis, a stroke ahead of Luck and Coletta with four holes to play, closed bogey-bogey-birdie-triple bogey for a 77 that left him fourth at 7 under.Last week in Mexico, Davis teamed with Luck to lead Australia to victory in the World Amateur Team Championship and topped the individual standings.The tournament is run by the Asia Pacific Golf Confederation, the Masters and The R&A. Buy Puma Canada . -- Whether Jeremy Hill deserves a prominent role in LSUs offence this early in the season is a matter for debate. Discount Puma Shoes . Oaklands loss to Seattle clinched the ALs best record for the Red Sox with one day to spare in the regular season. "I think everybody was kind of watching," catcher David Ross said. "Demp (Ryan Dempster) came out before he went to the bullpen and was just yelling that they lost. http://www.cheappumacanada.com/ . PETERSBURG, Fla. CLEVELAND -- What happens when the cork pops on a 108-year-old bottle of champagne?Well, as soon as the throw from Kris Bryant settled into Anthony Rizzos glove in the bottom of the 10th inning of the damnedest game in the damnedest World Series ... maybe ever, the Chicago Cubs sprang from the visitors dugout to celebrate their 8-7 victory and first World Series title since -- let it breathe -- 1908.Yes, there were ghosts out there, and millions of long-suffering Cubs fans, but this celebration was about this mostly young team that survived expectations and defied the odds by winning the last three games of the Series. One player stood apart from his teammates, looking at them for a moment and smiling proudly.That was David Ross, known as Grandpa Rossy, the backup catcher who had long ago announced that this would be his last season. He came into the game in the fifth to catch his battery- and soulmate, Jon Lester, and he had a big hand in this game.OK, yes -- first he made a throwing error, and then he fell on his butt chasing a wild pitch while the Indians scored two runs to close the lead to 5-3. But then, in the top of the sixth, he hit a home run off the virtually unhittable Andrew Miller to put the Cubs back on top, 6-3. As he later described, in his return to the dugout, assistant batting coach Eric Hinske told him, Dude, you just homered in Game 7 off Andrew Miller!At 37 years, 228 days, he also became the oldest player to hit a home run in Game 7 of a World Series, surpassing Willie Stargell of the 1979 Pirates by only three days. (Those We Are Fam-a-lee Pirates also happen to be the last team to come back from a 3-1 deficit by winning the last two games on the road.)In the end, like Ross performance Wednesday, and the Cubs over the course of the season, this game had a lot of ups and downs. (In a charming TV miked-up moment during the game, Ross told a nervous Rizzo, Just continue to breathe. Thats all you can do, buddy. Its only gonna get worse.) But by the time it ended, all that was immportant was the ending: A ground out to Bryant. Puma Shoes Canada. At which time, all heaven broke loose as an inordinate number of Cubs fans cheered and Cleveland fans turned away.As the Cubs celebrated on the field, Ken Rosenthal from Fox Sports interviewed Ross, who spoke eloquently about how proud he was of his teammates and was interrupted by manager Joe Maddon in a tight embrace. What a group of winners, Ross told Rosenthal. These guys never quit. Theyve answered every challenge all year long. ... Its a good organization, Im so happy for these guys and Im just glad they took me on this journey.?The interview ended when Rizzo and Jason Heyward came over to take Ross on a literal journey, hoisting him on their shoulders and carrying him off.What a last ride this has been for Ross, who started his major league career with the Dodgers in 2002 and won a World Series with the Red Sox in 2013. He caught Jake Arrietas no-hitter earlier this season and won 100 regular-season games for the first time. And he has earned the love and respect of every player and coach in the room.But he was nowhere to be found as the corks popped and the champagne flowed in the visitors clubhouse. Employees posed and took selfies with the World Series trophy. Maddon brought a silver plate of crab legs into his office. Bill Murray held court, of course, but he was subdued and pensive as he wiped the bubbly from his eyes. The dream has come true, he said. Its wonderful but a little overwhelming. Weve been good losers. I just hope we can be good winners.Ross chose to spend time with his family in the weight room below the clubhouse, but eventually the media found him. Asked if he was rethinking his decision to retire, he said, Oh, God, no. How can I top this? If I come back, itll be to get my ring and maybe yell at Rizzo from the seats.This has been a storybook season for me. And I got my happy ending. ' ' ' 
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