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Pro Kabaddi League 2016 is well underway and weve seen all sorts of excitement with some defensive tackles that would make the NFL wince. Kirby Puckett Jersey . Kabaddi on Sky Sports All you to know about Indias game It was very much a case of no holds barred when Bengaluru Bulls clashed with Bengal Warriors on Thursday and it looked like the defenders would have the better of proceedings - hit play on the video above to see some tackles that would not look out of place in Sundays Super Bowl.Its not just defences on top in Indias game, oh no. Weve seen raiders that can frog jump and the flying hand-touch seemed to get the crowd going - click the video below for some impressive moves. All the thrills and spills from the Kabaddi Pro League Dont forget the 2016 Pro Kabaddi League is on Sky Sports, with highlights every night as the regular season builds to its finale.At the end of the regular campaign the top four teams will go on to contest the semi-finals with the winners meeting in a showpiece final in March. One fan in particular was impressed by Kolkatas display against Pune in the Pro Kabaddi League. Well be bringing you the best of the raids, tackles here on www.skysports.com as U Mumba look to defend the title that they won last year. Kirby Puckett Twins Jersey . Rob Manfred, baseballs chief operating officer, testified last week during the grievance filed by the players union to overturn Rodriguezs 211-game suspension. A person familiar with the hearing, speaking on condition of anonymity, told The Associated Press on Saturday that Manfred testified the sport wasnt concerned whether Bosch distributed performance-enhancing drugs to minors because MLBs interest was his relationship with players under investigation. Willians Astudillo Twins Jersey . John Lucas, signed as a mentor for rookie Trey Burke, showed he can score if required, scoring 12 points of his 16 points in the second quarter as Utah built an 18-point lead. https://www.cheaptwins.com/472t-jake-cave-jersey-twins.html . The International Olympic Committee released the official list of bid cities on Friday after the deadline for applications had passed. The candidates -- all previously announced in their own countries -- are: Almaty, Kazakhstan; Beijing; Krakow, Poland; Lviv, Ukraine; Oslo, Norway; and Stockholm. Dhaka Dynamites 170 for 5 (Shakib 41*, Rashid 2-26) beat Comilla Victorians 138 for 8 (Latif 38, Bravo 3-32) by 32 runsScorecard and ball-by-ball detailsDhaka Dynamites strengthened their position in the BPL points table after beating Comilla Victorians by 32 runs. The defending champions were drowned in the one-sided encounter, restricted to 138 for 8 after they were set 171 runs to win.Khalid Latif tried to hold Comilla together in their chase though wickets fell at the other end. Nazmul Hossain Shanto holed out at mid-on in the fifth over while Imrul Kayes edged to the wicketkeeper three overs later.Latif was the third man to go, having made 38 off 33 balls. Liton Das, Ahmed Shehzad and Mashrafe Mortaza fell in the final overs, as the required run-rate kept rising for Comilla. Dwayne Bravo finished with three wickets, for tthe second match in a row, while Abu Jayed, Mohammad Shahid, Shakib Al Hasan, Seekkuge Prasanna and Nasir Hossain picked up one each. Randy Dobnak Jersey. Mehedi Maruf provided Dhaka with another rapid start when they batted first, but his charge was cut short in the fifth over when he fell for 22 off 17 balls. Kumar Sangakkara then added 45 runs for the second wicket with Mahela Jayawardene, before both fell in the thirties trying to sweep Rashid Khan.Shakib then took over, hammering a six and four boundaries in his unbeaten 26-ball 41. He added 46 runs for the fourth wicket with Mosaddek Hossain, who chipped in with an 18-ball 25.Apart for Rashids brace, Sohail Tanvir and Nabil Samad took one wicket apiece. ' ' ' 
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Sky Sports brings you Fantasy Six-a-Side, our brand new free-to-play game, offering you the chance to win £10,000 every week simply by picking six players from the selected match. Vapormax Off White Cena . The Monday Night Football clash between Leicester and Newcastle is this weeks game, live on Sky Sports 1 from 7pm, with entries now open until kick-off. Pick your team Already know how to play? Pick your Fantasy Six-A-Side team here for the chance to win £10,000. All you have to do is select six players from the two sides, including your Elite Player from the four most valuable players, then sit back and keep track of your teams scores via our dedicated Match Centre, with regular updates powered by Opta, match stats and a live leaderboard. Unlike other fantasy games, your selected players are rewarded for every save, tackle, pass or shot, and you only have to wait for 90 minutes of action to be completed to see whether youve won the jackpot.Heres a guide for picking your Fantasy Six-a-Side line-up...Step 1: Pick your Elite Player Elite Players Choose one Elite Player from the pool of four available. An Elite Player is best described as a player that is in-form and likely to have a significant impact on the game. Riyad Mahrez, Jamie Vardy, Jonjo Shelvey and Georginio Wijnaldum are this weeks selection.Step 2: Pick five Team PlayersThe remaining five spots in the team must be filled from all the other Team Players from the two clubs. There are no player values, formations or position requirements.Step 3: Pick a Power Play periodYour team will score double points during your chosen 15-minute Power Play period.Step 4: Predict the golden goal & submit your team A guide of how to take part in the new Sky Sports free to play game In the event that two or more managers are tied on the same number of points at the end of the match, the prize will be awarded to the manager that has made the closest prediction for the minute of the first goal scored.Once your selection is confirmed, you can make unlimited changes to your team and Power Play period up until the Game Round deadline, which for this weekend is 8pm on Monday.Scoring pointsFantasy Six-a-Side offers greater depth and appreciation for performances than any other Fantasy game, rewarding your selections with a more detailed point system. No longer will you be left pulling you hair out when your players put chances on a plate for their team-mates, only to see them hit row z.For example, last weeks Fantasy Six-a-Side top scorer Salomon Rondon picked up 81 points for a goal, another shot on target, three chances created, 16 completed passes, four aerial duels won, four clearances, one successful cross, two fouls won, while losing six points for committing three fouls. For a full explanation of the Fantasy Six-A-Side points system click here. Also See: Rafa v Premier League Carra on Rafa Nike Vapormax Damske . "Theyve both been real good," said Babcock. "Havent changed our minds." A decision has seemingly been made - Sundays Group B-deciding tilt against Finland ahead - but it could not have been an easy one. Price opened the tournament with a sturdy 19-save performance against the Norwegians, yielding just one goal. Nike Vapormax Panske . A knee to the thigh might have stung him the most, but his sixth straight double-double made up for the brief burst of pain. http://www.vapormaxlevne.cz/ . Reigning world champion Eve Muirhead of Scotland opened with a 12-2 rout of Winnipegs Jennifer Jones in a battle of teams bound for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. CHASKA, Minn. -- ??? Rory McIlroy and Thomas Pieters are trying to ride their Ryder Cup momentum on Saturday.McIlroy took a bow when the opening day ended Friday, winning a big point that allowed Europe to crawl back to a 5-3 deficit against the Americans. They went right back out Saturday morning against Rickie Fowler and Phil Mickelson and have led the entire way. They were 1 up through 12 holes.There probably was not going to be another American sweep in foursomes. Vapormax Plus Cz. Halfway through the sessions, the Americans were up in one match, trailed two others and were tied in the fourth one. Fourballs in the afternoon were to follow, with everything pointing toward Sunday singles to decide the Ryder Cup. ' ' ' 
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CHICAGO -- The Chicago White Sox suspended Chris Sale five days, then got a rare win in a game their ace was supposed to start. Nike Vapormax Plus Norge .Adam Eaton drove in Avisail Garcia with a game-ending single in the ninth inning to lift the White Sox to a 4-3 victory on Sunday in a game that was suspended the previous night because of rain.The big news Sunday was Sale getting suspended and fined one day after he was scratched from his scheduled start and sent home. The punishment was handed down after he destroyed collared throwback uniforms the team was scheduled to wear in this game. He is eligible to return Thursday against the crosstown Cubs at Wrigley Field, though Hahn would not say if the left-hander would start that gameWith Sale out, the White Sox were forced to go with their bullpen. The game was interrupted three times by thunderstorms on Saturday before play was stopped after eight innings tied at 3.The game resumed Sunday and the White Sox quickly ended it.Garcia led off the ninth with a single against Justin Wilson (2-3), stole second and scored from third on Eatons two-out single to left. That gave the White Sox their second victory in 10 games and set off a celebration on the infield just past first base.I love the guys in our clubhouse, Eaton said. We have a tight-knit group of guys that really want to fight for each other. To get the big hit and have everyone rush out there, especially with what weve had the past couple of days. Really, the whole year has been really kind of a roller coaster, on and off the field, so it was nice to be able to get those guys out there and finish it off with a win.The White Sox have been in a tailspin since a 23-10 start. And the news about Sale was just the latest hit to a fading team.Eatons single made a winner of David Robertson (1-2), who got the final four outs. Starter Matt Albers gave up a run in two innings, and the White Sox used six pitchers in all with Sale getting scratched.Garcia hit his first homer since May 28 for the White Sox, while Justin Upton went deep for Detroit.Cameron Maybin had two hits and scored two runs for Detroit. Miguel Cabrera drove in his 1,502nd run in the first. Starter Matt Boyd gave up three runs and five hits in 4 1/3 innings, and the Tigers came up short after getting a break by not facing the 14-game winner Sale.The Tigers tied it Saturday in the eighth on Nick Castellanos single off Nate Jones that scored Cameron Maybin, who reached on Jones error. Robertson came in to get the final out in a pouring rain before the umpires called for the tarp, and he was back on the mound when the game resumed the following afternoon.Its different, Robertson said. I was telling (James) Shields on the bench over in the pen you dont have all that downtime. I walked from the bullpen into the dugout and I have to wait and look around and see if everyone else it ready and then you go.It was definitely good to get it over in one inning.TRAINERS ROOMTigers: Manager Brad Ausmus said no decision has been made on whether LHP Daniel Norris (oblique) will rejoin the team Monday in Boston. Norris allowed five runs on five hits in 4 2/3 innings during a rehab start with Triple-A Toledo on Saturday.White Sox: LHP Carlos Rodon (wrist) is scheduled to make a rehab start for Triple-A Charlotte on Monday. Nike Vapormax En Gros . Vancouver Whitecaps and Toronto FC failed to make the postseason while Montreal Impact fell at the first hurdle losing heavily to Houston Dynamo in the Eastern Conference Knockout Round. Vapormax Til Salg . -- Claudio Bieler hadnt scored since early September, and not from the run of play since mid-July. http://www.vapormaxnorge.com/vapormax-dame-norge/vapormax-svart.html . Boucher previously coached the Tampa Bay Lightning and had a 97-78-20 record over two-plus seasons. He was dismissed by the team last March after the Lightning struggled in the lockout-shortened season with a 13-18-1 record. FCS Playoffs First RoundThe Matchup -- Samford (7-4) at Youngstown State (8-3)Kickoff -- 5 p.m. ET Saturday at Stambaugh Stadium (20,630) in Youngstown, OhioCoverage -- ESPN3Series -- Youngstown State leads 3-0Players to Watch -- Samford: QB Devlin Hodges (342 of 479, 3,716 yards, 33 TDs, 8 INTs); WR Karel Hamilton (100 receptions, 1,242 yards, 14 TDs), LB Shaheed Salmon (88 tackles, 13 TFL); Youngstown State: RB Martin Ruiz (1,008 yards, 10 TDs), DE Derek Rivers (37 tackles, 10 sacks, 15 QB hurries), S LeRoy Alexander (50 tackles, 3 INTs)The Skinny -- Youngstown State school president Jim Tressel is the proud papa of the week. The Penguins program that he coached to four FCS national titles in the 1990s is back in the playoffs for the first time since 2006. His first title came in 1991 following a 10-0 win over Samford in the semifinals. The Penguins are coming off a blowout win over Missouri State in which they had three rushers gain 166 yards or more (Ruiz, Jody Webb and Joe Alessi). The QB position hasnt been settled for coach Bo Pelini, and Hunter Wells is the better passer and Ricky Davis the more mobile signal caller. The defense features the FCS active sacks leader in Rivers, but the unit is particularly stout against the run. The Penguins also feature place-kicker Zak Kennedy and punter Mark Schuler. Vapormax Norge. . Samford is regrouping from a surprising loss to East Tennessee State, the Bulldogs third in four games and nearly enough to keep them from an at-large bid. It may not take long for their offense to leave the losses behind because it has produced 30 scoring drives of less than two minutes. Hodges, the Southern Conferences offensive player of the year, dissects opponents with a quick-strike, short passing game. Hamilton has hit the 100-reception mark and Kelvin McKnight and Emmanuel Obajimi have combined for 103 catches. Salmon and defensive ends Ahmad Gooden and Roosevelt Donaldson have gotten into opposing backfields for a combined 41 tackles for loss. Lanky cornerback Omari Williams is tied for second in the FCS with 18 passes defended.Up Next -- The winner plays at No. 3 seed Jacksonville State (10-1) in the second round Dec. 3.Prediction -- Despite last Saturdays results, this is a terrific matchup. Youngstown State was 6-0 at home, but the Missouri Valley Football Conference schedule set up nicely for that to happen. Youngstown State 27-21. ' ' ' 
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LOS ANGELES -- Add on yet another injury for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Cheap Jerseys From China . Starting pitcher Bud Norris left Sundays 14-3 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks in the first inning with back muscle tightness.Norris, who was acquired by the Dodgers in a trade with the Atlanta Braves shortly after Clayton Kershaw went on the disabled list in late June, was visited twice by a trainer and manager Dave Roberts in the first inning?before the pitcher was finally removed after facing two hitters.Roberts said the veteran right-hander is expected to make his next start. Right-hander Ross Stripling replaced Norris on the mound.The Dodgers have been plagued with injuries all season, which is a big reason they are in reported pursuit of players on a number of fronts before Mondays 1 p.m. PST non-waiver trade deadline.The Dodgers have placed 22 different players on the disabled list, tied for most in the National League over the past 30 years. Only the 2012 Boston Red Sox have sent more players to the DL (27) in a single season. Discount China Jerseys . -- New England Revolution goalkeeper Matt Reis is retiring after a 16-year career to become the goalie coach for the Los Angeles Galaxy. Stitched Authentic Jerseys . The 18th player to shoot 60 on the tour, Jamieson settled for par on the final hole when his 15-foot birdie chip grazed the edge of the hole and stayed out. After opening with rounds of 66 and 73 to make the cut by a stroke, he had 11 birdies in the bogey-free round. https://www.chinajerseysfreeshipping.com/ . Marincin has played in two NHL games so far this season with two penalty minutes. The 21-year-old has three goals, four assists and a plus-5 rating in 24 games with the American Hockey Leagues Oklahoma City Barons this season. COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Greg Schianos office is also set up to be a meeting room for Ohio States safeties. There are a couple of tables, eight chairs, and neatly set out at each spot is a binder with the weeks game plan.Schiano is three quarters of the way through his first college football season as an assistant coach since 2000. As defensive coordinator and associate head coach of the Buckeyes, Schiano is working for -- and learning from -- his good friend Urban Meyer, helping the Buckeyes contend for the College Football Playoff and adding to a resume that should be good enough to get him another head-coaching gig.Maybe.Schiano performed one of the great makeovers in college football history during an 11-year stint as Rutgers head coach. He took the Scarlet Knights to six bowl appearances after the school previously had made just one. But his two seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers produced only 11 victories and complaints from players that he was heavy-handed and uncompromising as the team flailed. He was fired after the 2013 season. At a time when many schools are looking for the next big thing and coaches are defined by last season, there are some obstacles between Schiano and another stint in the big office.Any relationship is about fit. Ive had opportunities that just werent a fit for me to be a head coach. If and when the fit is right thats when Ill do it and the same for them, Schiano said. Some people are looking for a younger guy that doesnt have a whole bunch of experience, but is kind of catch the rising star so to speak. Where other people are looking for something else. Its the same for me. At this stage in my career, I dont need to be a head coach. Would I like to be? Yeah, I would like to be again someday.Schiano and Meyer have been friends for years. They have traded ideas and dropped in on each others programs. When Chris Ash left Ohio State to become head coach at Rutgers, coincidentally, Meyer talked Schiano into filling the opening.I have kind of gone back for a masters degree in coaching under someone Im very close with, said Schiano, who drew interest from both Southern Califoornia and Miami last year. Wholesale Jerseys For Sale. Schiano, who was defensive coordinator at Miami under Butch Davis before he went to Rutgers in 2001, said he understood he was not coming to Columbus to fix the Buckeyes defense. His focus has been more on attitude.What he did was try to add a little bit more swag to the defense, junior linebacker Chris Worley said. Not just thinking about making a good play but thinking about making a great play. Not just thinking about stopping teams, but becoming a smothering defense.The Buckeyes are currently third in the nation at 4.3 yards allowed per play.Schiano and Luke Fickell both hold the title of defensive coordinator at Ohio State. Meyer had to be confident the new guy could work well with the incumbent.Zero issues, Meyer said. I thought that would work out well. Its worked out even better than I thought.Schiano said Meyer is a genius when it comes to empowering assistant coaches and he hopes to take that to his next stop -- wherever that might be.He makes it crystal clear -- we have a saying clarity of purpose -- he makes it very clear what your role is what your job is and what overall the organizations mission is, Schiano said. And then he creates a real urgency to get that done.There are already five schools in FBS looking for a head coach, three at the Power Five level (LSU, Baylor and Purdue). Unless some openings create a trickle down of more vacancies the market is not likely to be as active as last season, when 26 schools hired new coaches.Columbus could be more than just a quick detour for Schiano. He said thats OK because it is making him a better coach.At 50 years old you say, well Ive done this, but theres some many things that if I ever do it again as a head coach that I will incorporate into what I do, Schiano said. And I think weve done a lot of good stuff over the years, but I think meshing the two together will be really powerful.---More AP college football: www.collegefootball.ap.org and https://twitter.com/AP-Top25. ' ' ' 
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When your programs motto is row the boat, you cant be too preoccupied with where it will end up. Wholesale Shoes Canada .Focus on the process and the results will follow. Thats how Western Michigan is reacting to a pair of head-turning victories over Big Ten schools.The Broncos and coach P.J. Fleck have made quite an impression to start this season, beating Northwestern and Illinois on the road and living up -- so far -- to their billing as favorites in the Mid-American Conference. The 35-year-old Fleck still talks with the same kind of energy he showed when he took over the job before the 2013 season. Only now, WMU is having so much success that a more even-keeled approach is sometimes required.Obviously, beating the two Big Ten schools has gotten a lot of attention, he said. But to us, they were just another win, and maybe one day well look back at the end of the year and look at it a little differently.Before this season, Fleck tried to keep expectations under control, scoffing at the idea that his team was favored in the MAC. The hype has only grown since then. The Broncos opened the season with a 22-21 win at Northwestern. After routing North Carolina Central, they went on the road again and thumped Illinois 34-10.Now WMU can start dreaming about a truly special season. Those victories raised the stakes.Theyve earned the right to have expectation and pressure. A lot of people go through life and never have that, Fleck said. If youre not any good, you dont have any pressure. ... That was the one thing we wanted to create here.Western Michigan went 1-11 in Flecks first season, and offensive lineman Taylor Moton recalls a bit of upheaval after the new coach arrived.There was a divide, Moton said.New coaches often face challenging transitions, and it took some time for Fleck to put together a roster talented enough to compete.Well, 1-11 gets you thrown out of the boat very quickly. Thats what everyone wanted to do to me, Fleck said. Thats when you need to row the boat the hardest.Immediately after that season, Fleck signed a recruiting class in 2014 that was ranked by Scout.com as the best in the MAC. Since then, the Broncos havent looked back, on the field or the recruiting trail. They went 8-5 each of the past two seasons, winning the Bahamas Bowl last year for the first bowl victory in school history.Row the boat has become an ideal mantra for a team like WMU -- quirky enough to draw attention to an under-the-radar school and unusual enough to give the program an identity that players, coaches and fans can rally around. It helps that Fleck is such an effective messenger.`Row the boat can truly be a never-give-up mantra for every single person, and I think thats what it was designed to do, he said. People that hate Western Michigan football, people that hate football in general, they can still relate to our culture because of `row the boat. Ive lost a child, so anybody thats lost a child can relate to `row the boat. Ive been divorced, so anybody thats been divorced can relate to `row the boat.Fleck wants the programs motto to apply on and off the field, and the phrase obviously resonates more when the Broncos are winning. WMU converted four times on fourth down in the victory over Northwestern. Morale was already high coming into the season for the Broncos, but that win was a nice early sign of what was possible.I feel like we are always confident, Moton said, before adding that it was great to see the teams progress coming to fruition that week.After sweeping the two Big Ten teams in the state of Illinois, the Broncos still have to prove they can measure up against the MACs lone football team from that state. That would be Northern Illinois, which has played in the MAC title game six straight seasons and stands in WMUs way in the West Division.The Broncos host Northern Illinois on Oct. 8 -- and there are challenges even before that game. On Oct. 1, WMU plays at Central Michigan, which upset Oklahoma State. And this weekend, the Broncos host a Georgia Southern team that beat them 43-17 last year.In other words, now is not the time to take a break from rowing. Not even for a moment.You can only row where youre at, Fleck said. You cant row six miles out (in) the river or the lake or the ocean. Youve got to go right now.---Follow Noah Trister at www.Twitter.com/noahtrister---Online: AP College Football website www.collegefootball.ap.org Shoes Canada Sale . The Cincinnati Reds remain perfect with their speedy rookie outfielder in the starting lineup. Shoes Canada Cheap .J. -- Josh Cribbs was in the Pro Bowl in February and out of a job six months later. https://www.shoescanadaonline.com/ . LOUIS -- St. BOZEMAN, Mont. -- Joe Mvuezolo Jr. calmly connected on two free throws with two seconds remaining to give Montana State an 84-83 win over Louisiana-Lafayette on Monday night.The Bobcats (1-1) led throughout the final 10 minutes of the second period until Johnathan Stove made a layup to give the Ragin Cajuns an 83-82 lead with 28 seconds left.Montana States Tyler Hall, who finished with 28 points, missed a 3-pointer with six seconds left. Mvuezolo grabbed the rebound and was fouled by Kadavion Evans. He hiit the free throws. Shoes Canada Shop. The Ragin Cajuns (0-2) had one last shot but Frank Bartley IV, who had a career-high 29 points, missed a 3-point jumper as time expired.Zach Green and Harald Frey had 16 points apiece for the Bobcats (1-1), who held a 78-63 advantage with 5:11 left in the game. The Ragin Cajuns mounted a 20-4 run to take an 83-82 lead before Mvuezolos free throws. ' ' ' 
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NFL broadcasts and coaching news conferences are full of football proverbs. Cheap Basketball Shoes China . Very often, these are simply explanations for a why a situation demanded avoiding risk, or at least delaying it. And very often, the numbers -- while not perfect -- tell us otherwise.In many cases, these unwritten laws of coaching and game management in football are more a function of history and tradition without a space for self-reevaluation or change. Thats not acceptable. Teams who spend all week looking for the tiniest little competitive advantages abandon them when given the opportunity to impact a game. Thats a waste, and its time for a change.Lets run through some of these close scenarios and explain why the traditional method of thinking about them is antiquated. Starting with a classic ...Never take points off the board.Points are valuable! Of course we want points! And when you have to battle for 60 yards, then turn to a questionable kicker who narrowly sneaks one through the uprights, the last thing you want to do as a coach is repeat this process while running the risk of coming away with no points. The possibility of scoring seven points, though, should make three seem much less valuable.There are obvious situations in which teams should keep their points -- to tie or take the lead in a close game, for one -- but early in a game, when the only goal should be to score as many points as possible, coaches need to be open to the idea of leaving their offense on the field to score a touchdown. Since kickers are better than ever before and turnover rates are at their lowest since 1932, the chances are slim that an offense will take three off the board and end up with zero.Lets use the expected points model that underpins ESPNs QBR metrics. Heres a simple scenario: Its early in the second quarter of a 7-7 game with league-average offenses and defenses. Your kicker hits a field goal on fourth-and-2, but the defense is offside, giving you a first down if so inclined. Heres how many points your team would expect to score with a new set of downs from each given yard line:These numbers account for the risk of turning the ball over or not scoring at all versus the reward of scoring a touchdown. In a vacuum, when you expect to score more than three points from a given yard line, you should wipe the field goal off the board and go back out on offense. Just about every feasible situation in which you would be kicking a field goal seems to suggest that taking the points off of the board is the superior option. Even if you are conservative and have an subpar field goal kicker, a new set of downs would most likely get you inside the 30-yard line. Send your quarterback back out there, coach.Never throw when youre running a four-minute offense to kill clock.Thirty years ago, when quarterbacks were throwing farther downfield and completing a far lower percentage of their passes, it made sense for teams to strictly limit their quarterbacks to handing off the football in situations where running clock was more important than picking up a first down. Quarterbacks simply couldnt be trusted not to screw up, and most receivers werent good enough to regularly win one-on-one matchups.Todays game is different. Quarterbacks routinely throw bubble screens and other short passes designed to get the ball out quickly, and their success rate on those throws is remarkable: They complete 70.9 percent of their passes within five yards of the line of scrimmage and throw interceptions 1.1 percent of the time. Thats similar to the fumble rate on rushing plays since 2012 (1.2 percent, although only 0.7 percent are lost to the opposition).Repeat: Many passes are high-percentage plays.In situations where teams are one or two first downs away from ending the game, passing simply has to be part of the equation, if only to prevent teams from teeing off on your running game. The screen Dak Prescott set up with Cole Beasley to seal the game against the 49ers is a perfect example. And, with run-pass options, you can ask your quarterback to make a simple check at the line of scrimmage and either hand the ball off or make a pass that is likely to be completed.In situations where teams simply want to run as much clock as possible and punt without any real concern about getting a first down, theyre probably better off kneeling than running offensive plays, if only because of the risk of a fumble. Theres little logic behind teams half-trying to succeed on offense. Another example of that ...Run to start your two-minute drill, because if it fails, just run out the clock.Many NFL teams are fond of starting their final drives before halftime with a draw or another sort of running play to try to test the waters. If the play goes well, theyll kick it into second gear and start sprinting down the field to try to score. If the play fails, theyll slow down and waste time before hitting the locker room for halftime. In a league where teams constantly talk about dictating the game and imposing their will upon the opposition, the halftime draw is weirdly passive.But the halftime draw doesnt suit either master. If the play works and gains 10 yards, youre now sprinting up to the line of scrimmage to run your next play while wasting precious seconds or youre burning a timeout. Given how far these plays likely are from the end zone, theyre the most likely passes on your drive to be completed and the mostly likely to end with a free pass out of bounds to stop the clock. Teams are afraid of throwing incomplete passes and being stuck punting to the opposition, but if thats such a concern, youre better off kneeling and avoiding the risk of fumbles.The classic example of end-of-half clock mismanagement came in Week 3 from the Titans, who ran a draw on first down for 8 yards from the 25-yard line with 33 seconds left in the first half. The opposing Raiders were down to one timeout. Oakland didnt call a timeout after the play, so Tennessee could have let the game go to halftime or called one of their own remaining timeouts to try to set up the next couple of plays. Instead, they rushed to the line and threw a pass with 11 seconds left, a meaningless 3-yard in-route that was telegraphed and nearly intercepted. On the next play, with eight seconds left, Marcus Mariota threw another pass over the middle that was tipped and intercepted by Reggie Nelson, who stepped out of bounds during his return with no time left on the clock. It was the polar opposite of how to manage a late-half or late-game situation.Teams can get in trouble throwing the ball in these spots, although its often with low-reward decisions; think about the Cowboys throwing a checkdown with time running out in the half against Washington in 2010 and having Tashard Choices fumble returned for a touchdown -- which ended up as the margin of victory in a 13-7 loss. And there are times when the draw works, too. But thats not the point. Its better to have a plan and go all-out in attack or time expenditure without letting the opposition decide what to do on your behalf.When teams are dealing with this decision in the fourth quarter of a tie contest, chances are its better to be aggressive and try to win games. There are too many teams throughout history who have sat on the ball after allowing a late score and regretted the tale. The flip side of that, quite famously in opposition to John Maddens commentary, was the 2001 Patriots. They allowed a back-breaking touchdown to Ricky Proehl with 1:36 left in the Super Bowl to tie the score at 17, and while Madden suggested the Patriots kneel on the ball, Bill Belichick rightly realized he was a massive underdog and would only be running the risk of giving Kurt Warner the ball in overtime.Tom Brady promptly drove the Patriots 53 yards for a game-winning Adam Vinatieri field goal.Never go for two before you have to.The rule differs around the league, but there are a fair number of NFL playcallers who dont go for two until the end of the game is in sight. For some, you start at the beginning of the fourth quarter, while others might not even think about their two-point plays until there are seven minutes or less remaining in the contest.The argument says you shouldnt chase the score until theres a good chance it might be the final score, which makes some sense, even if many of those same teams and commentators ignore that logic in more conservative situations. (Many of them will argue how teams should kick a field goal to tie the score or make it a one-possession game at similar times of the contest.) Its true that teams shouldnt treat the numbers on the scoreboard as if theyre guaranteed to be the final score, but its also naive to suggest that scoring is entirely random from that point forward.Its impossible for humans to imagine all of the possibilities in their head in real time, but its far from impossible to imagine them with a computer, which is why coaches should look to models. The one created by Football Commentary is outdated because it doesnt account for the new extra point rules, but it gives us some broader insight into how teams should think about these sorts of decisions.Their model suggests going for two isnt as meaningful or clear-cut early in the second half as it might be later in the contest, but there are still situations where the choice to go for two should be quite obvious. Teams should basically always be going for two when they are up by five or down by five. The same is true when they are down by two, eight, nine, 13 or 15, which leads to another unwritten rule ...Kick the extra point when down nine to make it a one-score game.The Browns ran into the furor surrounding this unwritten rule a couple of weeks back, when Hue Jackson decided to go for two down 28-19 with 2:10 left to try to make it a one-score game. He failed. This essentially ended the contest: The Browns recovered an onside kick and scored a touchdown, but that was only enough to make it 28-26. They failed on a second onside kick try and subsequently lost.Lets flip that scenario and say the Browns kick the extra point first to go down 28-20 with 2:10 left. Then, lets say that the same stuff happens. The Browns recover the onside kick, score another touchdown, and then go for two and fail. Theyre in the same situation. Theyre down 28-26, but now, its with 30 seconds to go. There is no time left to overcome their failed two-point play.The outcomes are exactly the same. If you get the two-pointer, you need only one score to tie, regardless of whether you get it early or late. And if you dont get the two-pointer, you need two scores to tie, regardless of whether you miss with the first attempt or the second one. The only difference between the two plays, as Chase Stuart first pointed out to me, is that teams who go for two and fail on their first drive have more time to adapt their decision-making for the fact that theyve failed by getting more aggressive with blitzes or offensive playcalling. The team who goes for it late and fails has spent the preceding few minutes assuming they were going to get the two-pointer to tie. (A team who gets the two-pointer on their first drive also can win by going for a two-pointer again on their second touchdown drive, but that is an avenue of aggressiveness coaches are unlikely to pursue.)Coaches dont go for two on the earlier drive for a couple of reasons. 1) They rarely want to do something that will influence the game or take it out of their players hands, and 2) the decision-making is based on putting off losing for as long as possible as opposed to attempting to actively win, which is why they pass up fourth-and-short early in the fourth quarter and are often stuck going for fourth-and-12 later.Ive also heard the argument that players will be demoralized by failing to go for two early and then get shut down, but Im more skeptical there. The Browns had every reason to turn off the switch after failing to score their two-pointer, given the general hopelessness of the short-term situation in Cleveland, and they promptly played their butts off to get the ball back and score again.?The Browns situation wasnt the classic example, if only because they didnt really have a ton of time to optimize their decision-making either way. It makes going for two on the earlier drive less meaningful, but theres still no added argument toward going for two on the later drive. Youre fooling yourself if you think getting the early extra point does anything more to make it a one-score game.Kick the field goal in a low-scoring game because points are at a premium.Ive never been able to understand this one. When scoring is low, some points -- any points -- could be the difference, so take em.Problem: Isnt the flip side of that argument even more compelling? If youre not expecting to move the ball and come away with a drive deep into opposing territory, shouldnt you take advantage of that rare opportunity to score a touchdown? If three points are valuable, seven seems significantly more useful, given that it would take the opposing team a touchdown drive of its own (or three field goals) to match what youve accomplished on one drive.Heres the benefit that comes whenever you miss a fourth-and-short deep in opposing territory: field position. In a low-scoring game, field position is critical. Teams punt in their oppositions side of the field and play it safe on third down to try to ensure a field-position advantage. If you kick a field goal, youre giving the other team the ball back after a missed field goal or an ensuing kickoff. If you go for it inside the 5-yard line and fail, you leave your defense in an advantageous position. That sort of field position advantage will add up, both over that drive and in the one to come.There are more maxims to delve into while talking about football coaches and commentators. I still dont understand why teams on the road have to take the points, or why NFL teams try to ice kickers when the evidence suggests it has no meaningful strategic value (and can often allow a practice kick). But well keep hearing these, because sometimes, superstition and tradition rule the way over reality and logic. Cheap Basketball Shoes Free Shipping .Y. -- Canadas Kaillie Humphries and Heather Moyse have another World Cup gold medal after winning the two-women bobsled race on Saturday in Lake Placid, N. Fake Basketball Shoes .C. - The Carolina Hurricanes have placed backup goalie Anton Khudobin on injured reserve with an unspecified lower-body injury. https://www.cheapbasketballshoesstore.com/ . Traditional contenders Brazil, Greece and Turkey drew the other three spots to complete the 24-team field for this summers tournament in Spain, basketball governing body FIBA announced Saturday at its meeting in Barcelona. Brooklyn Nets point guard Jeremy Lin says he rediscovered his love of basketball last season while playing for the?Charlotte Hornets.I think for a while I lost that joy for the game. For a while, it wasnt fun playing, Lin said during an interview the Nets conducted Thursday on Facebook Live.The low point was obviously my rookie year -- going to the D-League, getting cut, [and] those things -- but I had experienced New York and everything, and I was getting down to another really low point. And that was tough for me, especially my season in L.A.Lin played his only season with the Los Angeles Lakers in 2014-15, and the team finished with the second-worst record in the Western Conference, going 21-61.Going to Charlotte was a breath of fresh air, Lin continued. I learned so much from Cliff [Horneets coach Steve Clifford]. Discount Basketball Shoes. ... We played the right way, we moved the ball, we played as a team. It was just beautiful. It just brought back everything I thought basketball to be, and I had so much fun with it.The Hornets wound up finishing 48-34 in 2015-16 and making the playoffs as the No. 6 seed in the East.Lin signed a three-year, $36 million contract with the Nets this summer. He joined Brooklyn because of the franchises ability to give him a starting role and an increased leadership position. He also is reunited with Nets coach Kenny Atkinson, who was an assistant with the New York Knicks when Lin captivated the nation during Linsanity in 2011-12. ' ' ' 
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The Atlanta Hawks?reportedly reached an agreement Friday with?center Dwight Howard on a three-year, $70. Womens Vapormax Sale Uk .5 million deal, then later agreed to re-sign forward Kent Bazemore to a big four-year, $70-million contract.One day later, star center Al Horford decided to take a max deal with the Boston Celtics.So, is Howard an upgrade on Horford or a downgrade for the Hawks? Cheap Vapormax Mens White . Hargreaves began his career in 2008 with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and has played with the Edmonton Eskimos and last season with the Saskatchewan Roughriders. Outlet Nike Vapormax . Woodson said during a radio interview Thursday that the Knicks Carmelo Anthony doesnt get the same calls as other superstars. http://www.vapormaxwholesaleuk.com/wholesale-vapormax-womens-trainers/discount-vapormax-womens-white.html . -- There were a lot of firsts for the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday night. The NFL and players union are talking again about getting a test in place for human growth hormone as early as the upcoming season. An email obtained by The Associated Press from the NFL Players Association indicates that the league and the NFLPA have jointly hired a doctor to conduct a study on NFL players to determine a good threshold for a positive HGH test. The email was sent by the union to players, in part to explain that the study requires them to have blood drawn during their physical when training camp begins. The email said the blood samples will only be used for the study. NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said the discussions are focused "on a full resolution of any remaining issues, including the role of a population study." The labour agreement that ended the NFL lockout in 2011 requires the league gain union approval before testing players for HGH. The union says it favours testing, but has reservations about the appeals process. The union also has reservvations about the way discipline will be handed out, and wants to collectively bargain that issue. Nike Vapormax Uk Ebay. Supplemental HGH is a banned substance that is hard to detect and used by athletes for what are believed to be a variety of benefits, whether real or only perceived -- such as increasing speed and improving vision. Among the health problems connected to HGH are diabetes, cardiac dysfunction and arthritis. In the unions email, it told the players that Dr. Alan Rogol has been jointly hired by the NFLPA and NFL to oversee the study and supervise two jointly retained biostatisticians. One of those biostatisticians, Donald Berry, will design the study protocol and conduct the analysis. The second will independently review both the protocol and the analysis. In January, Major League Baseball and the players agreed to HGH blood testing throughout the regular season and to have a World Anti-Doping Agency laboratory in Canada keep records of each player. ' ' ' 
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St Helens Travis Burns and Hull KRs James Green will face the RFL disciplinary committee, after trading punches during Fridays Super League match-up. Air Force 270 Deutschland . Tempers flared after half an hour at the KC Lightstream Stadium, following an initial tackle by Burns on Green. Both players were subsequently sin-binned by referee Phil Bentham after coming to blows in the 31st minute of Saints 31-22 victory over the Robins. St Helens trailed 16-10 at half-time but scored three tries after the interval to return to winning ways.They were the only players from round three matches charged by the Rugby Football Leagues match-review panel and are facing a ban of between one and two matches.Watch Salford v Warrington (Thursday, 7.30pm, SS3) and Leeds v Huddersfield (Friday, 7.30pm, SS2) live on Sky Sports this week. Also See: Rugby League on Sky Fixtures and results Follow @SkySportsRL Pundits Nike Air Presto Günstig Kaufen . PETERSBURG, Fla. Huarache Größentabelle . 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.airforce1gunstig.de/ . Reigning world champion Eve Muirhead of Scotland opened with a 12-2 rout of Winnipegs Jennifer Jones in a battle of teams bound for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. RIO DE JANEIRO -- Devastated. Unable to sleep. Cursing and crying and blaming herself after she fell short of her goal of winning a fourth consecutive Olympic gold medal.Staggered by her first beach volleyball loss at the Summer Games, behind by one set in the bronze-medal match and trailing in the second, Kerri Walsh Jennings pulled herself together on the Copacabana sand to become the most decorated beach volleyball player in Olympic history.Its crazy what 24 hours can do, Walsh Jennings said after she and April Ross beat Brazils Talita and Larissa 17-21, 21-17, 15-9 on Wednesday night. This is a highlight of my athletic career, without a doubt.Walsh Jennings struggled with her passing throughout the medal round, including Tuesday night, when she and Ross lost to Brazils second-seeded team. But the three-time champion delivered a pair of blocks for the final two points to clinch the bronze on Wednesday.After hugging her opponents, Walsh Jennings slapped hands with some courtside volunteers and then found a U.S. cheering section in the corner of the 12,000-seat arena built on the beach that serves as the sports spiritual home.Wrapping themselves in an American flag, the partners gave each other another long embrace.Devastating is a pretty huge word, but it pretty much captures how I felt last night, Walsh Jennings said. We came here to be our best, and I was subpar.The victory left Walsh Jennings with three gold medals and a bronze and broke a tie with former partner Misty May-Treanor for the most medals in Olympic beach volleyball history.I think shes the best player that we have for beach volleyball for all [time], Talita said. If you ask everybody, everybody will say Kerrri. Air Force 1 Just Do It Deutschland. With the win, the United States avoided a medal shutout in a sport the nation invented and -- with Brazil -- has dominated since beach volleyball was added to the Olympics in 1996. The U.S. has won six of a possible 12 gold medals in the sport and 10 overall. Brazil has clinched 13 medals, though only two gold, with a chance to add two more in Rio.With the end of her perfect Olympic beach volleyball record -- Walsh Jennings and May-Treanor lost only one set while sweeping to three gold medals -- the loss Tuesday night left the three-time champion in a funk. Walsh Jennings and Ross said neither of them slept after they lost to Brazils other team in the semifinal. It was Walsh Jennings first loss in 27 Olympic beach volleyball matches.It wasnt until she and Ross arrived at the venue Wednesday and got a pep talk from coach Marcio Sicoli that they were able to refocus on the competition.He said, This is all about you guys, she said, adding that he talked about their children and their families and all the people who have supported them. He hit the heart. He made it about being your best.Ross, who earned silver in London, said the bronze-medal game is the hardest match to play in sports.One team is going home empty-handed, and the other is going home with an Olympic medal, she said.Brazils loss leaves the home country with two beach volleyball medals on home sand. Agatha and Barbara lost to Germany in the womens championship in the late match and won the silver. Alison and Bruno are in the mens gold-medal match against Italy on Thursday. ' ' ' 
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On Sunday, the Braves will play their last game at Turner Field and the stadium will move on to its next chapter, likely as a college football field. Vapormax 97 Kopen . Since it opened for the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, its been the site of many memorable moments:July 19, 1996 -- Muhammad Ali, stricken by Parkinsons disease and hands trembling, lights the cauldron to open the Summer Games at what was then known as Centennial Olympic Stadium.July 29, 1996 -- Carl Lewis wins the last of his nine gold medals with a dramatic victory in the long jump. He remains one of just three athletes to capture the same event at four straight Olympics, along with Al Oerter and Michael Phelps.Aug. 1, 1996 -- Wearing golden shoes, Michael Johnson crushes the world record with a time of 19.32 seconds in the 200 meters. He completes an unprecedented mens 200-400 double at the Olympics, and his mark will stand until Usain Bolt eclipses it 12 years later in Beijing.April 4, 1997 -- Following the Olympics, the stadium is downsized from the 85,000 to 50,000 and renamed Turner Field in time for the next baseball season. Opening night features a ceremony with Hank Aaron, stadium namesake Ted Turner throws out the first pitch, and the Braves rally to beat the Chicago Cubs 5-4. Chipper Jones has the first hit in the new park, and also drives in the winning run. Michael Tucker hits the first homer.Sept. 30, 1997 -- The Braves open the NL division series with a 2-1 victory over the Astros, the first of 38 postseason games that would be played at Turner Field. After a three-game sweep of Houston, Atlanta goes on to lose to the Florida Marlins in the NL championship series.Oct. 19, 1999 -- The Braves win the NL pennant with a memorable 10-9 victory over the New York Mets in Game 6. Atlanta squanders an early 5-0 lead, rallies from one-run deficits in the eighth and 10th innings, and finally prevails in the 11th on Andruw Jones bases-loaded walk off Kenny Rogers. The Braves are then swept by the New York Yankees in the only World Series played at Turner Field.July 10-11, 2000 -- The All-Star Game comes to Atlanta for the first time since 1972. Sammy Sosa wins the home-run derby with a dominating performance and hometown favorite Chipper Jones hits the games only home run. The AL beats the NL 6-3.Oct. 5, 2003 -- The Chicago Cubs win their first postseason series since 1908, knocking off the Braves 5-1 in Game 5 of the NL division series.May 18, 2004 -- Arizonas Randy Johnsons throws a perfect game, the first of three no-hitters that will be pitched at Turner Field -- all by visiting teams.Sept. 12, 2006 -- The Braves are officially eliminated from the NL East race, ending an unprecedented streak of 14 straight division titles. They also miss the wild card, marking the first time since 1990 that Atlanta sits out baseballs postseason.July 17, 2009 -- Greg Maddux becomes the first Braves player to have his number retired at Turner Field with a ceremony unveiling No. 31 on the facade in left field. Over the next four seasons, the team also honors Tom Glavine (47), Bobby Cox (6), John Smoltz (29) and Chipper Jones (10).Oct. 11, 2010 -- Cox manages the Braves for the final time, losing 3-2 to the San Francisco Giants in the NL division series. He finishes his Hall of Fame career as the fourth winningest manager in baseball history (2,504 regular-season victories).Oct. 5, 2012 -- The first wild-card playoff game in baseball history is a wild affair, as a disputed infield fly call leads fans to litter the field with trash. The Braves lose to the Cardinals 6-3 in the final game of Jones nearly two-decade-long career, which was spent entirely in Atlanta.Nov. 11, 2013 -- After negotiations with the city break down, the Braves announce they will move to a new stadium in suburban Cobb County after the 2016 season.Oct. 2, 2016 -- The Braves are scheduled to play their final game at Turner Field, hosting the Detroit Tigers. Nike Epic React Flyknit Heren Sale . On Tuesday, Ottawa placed forward Cory Conacher and defenceman Joe Corvo on waivers as trade rumours swirl around the Senators. Nike Vapormax Heren Goedkoop . "Thank you for the warm welcome," Beckham said on an 80-degree February morning. In this case, it was soccer weather. The sport moved a step closer to returning to South Florida on Wednesday, when Beckham confirmed he has exercised his option to purchase a Major League Soccer expansion franchise in Miami. http://www.vapormaxsalenederland.com/nike-just-do-it-schoenen-kopen/naranja.html . The team said Saturday that Lopez was hurt during its 121-120 overtime loss at Philadelphia on Friday. The Nets said they would issue another update next week after consultation with their doctors. The Toronto Raptors have two new uniforms this season -- a very nice Toronto Huskies throwback and a Chinese New Year alternate (additional info on both designs here):Click here for Lukas ccomplete Uni Watch for the 2016-17 NBA season. Off White Vapormax Kopen. ' ' ' 
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                                      Not so Good FridayAustralias most senior Catholic, Cardinal George Pell, has condemned the AFLs ambitions of staging a match on Good Friday, says former football operations boss Ian Collins. Fake Shoes Australia .The AFL Commission is set to make a decision on whether to schedule a game on one of the holiest days on the religious calendar as early as next season when they meet in Brisbane on Friday.Its reported those commissioners resisting the push are now outnumbered, with a marquee match between St Kilda and the Western Bulldogs the preferred match-up.But Ian Collins, who was the AFLs director of football operations from 1993-2000, says the AFL is on a collision course with the Catholic Church, with high-profile members of the clergy calling for the day to remain football-free.Its interesting theyre talking about Good Friday now. I went and saw George Pell when he was in Melbourne and he was dead against it, Collins told ESPN this week.But I see all that stuff is starting to break down now.Collins says other forces are influencing the AFLs fixture scheduling.Sometimes other interests come into play that help distort the fixture, he said.The AFL looks at trying to maximise attendances rather than fairness on the football field.There are other forces that come into play which I think they give priorities over others.The NRL first played on the sacred day in 1993, while the A-League staged a match between Melbourne Victory and Sydney in 2014.The AFL could schedule the match as late as 4pm and would look to raise funds for the Good Friday Royal Childrens Hospital Good Friday appeal.Wounded Wallis not wallowingWounded young gun Mitch Wallis doesnt want his gruesome leg injury to define the season of the luckless Western Bulldogs.The 23-year-old suffered a?sickening double break of the tibia and fibula in the loss to St Kilda on Saturday night.A conservative approach to the car crash-like injury could see him miss the majority of the 2017 season.Hes going ok, Wallis manager, Adam Ramanauskas, told ESPN.Hes a very tough kid from a great family. He loves the footy club.He doesnt want this to define the season and want them to push on.Ramanauskas said Wallis was in good spirits recuperating at home following successful surgery on Sunday.Calder Cannons Talent Manager Ian Kyte told ESPN that Wallis was resilient and hard-working - qualities that would help him get through the injury.Mitch is a very down-to-earth, mature young man who knows what hes got ahead of him, Kyte said.Ive spoken to his dad and hes of the belief Mitch has at least to six to nine months recovery in front of him. Hell get there with his dedication.Wallis headlines a long list of patients in the Bulldogs casualty ward, which could disrupt the clubs resurgent season.Wallis is into the first year of a newly signed three-year deal, which expires at the end of the 2018 season.Menzels DIY ACL messageThe most notable victim of ruptured ACLs - Geelongs Dan Menzel, who has endured an astonishing four separate surgeries on collapsed knees - has set out to help fellow-sufferers by publishing a website.The site, MentalToughnessMentalFortitude, was launched on Wednesday and outlines a nine-month recovery plan for anyone who has fallen victim to the dreaded ACL injury.One subscriber could be the Western Bulldogs forward Jack Redpath who crumpled to the Etihad Stadium turf last weekend with what his third ruptured ACL.In an Instagram post this week, Menzel, the Cats mercurial No.10, wrote: This idea came about as I am now in a position where I can help others overcome adversity as I did. I know how difficult it can be at times and so Im looking to pass on my experiences to help as many people as possible defy the odds and never give up!Im proud to release my own ACL plan which is broken down into 4 week blocks over a 9 month rehab, touching on the physical and mental side of the rehab.I will also have a Challenges & Fixes page for those battling setbacks whether it be an ACL injury, another injury, a mental health problem or a setback in general, the principles remain the same and so it touches on what I have found difficult and struggled with as well as what helped me overcome these setbacks! #MTMFPagan denies placing roadblocks on Media StreetDenis Pagan, the former North Melbourne premiership coach and man who gave Brent Harvey his first game, got caught up in the crossfire when the Herald Sun ran excerpts of Harveys autobiography this week.As well as potting Wayne Carey, Harvey took time out to deliver a drive-by to his former mentor (whom, incidentally, he describes as a father figure).In his book Boomer, Harvey criticises Pagan for refusing to promote the Roos during their glory era of the 1990s.While [then coach] Kevin Sheedy was shouting from the rooftops about his club, Essendon, constantly pumping the club up in the media to whip fans into a frenzy, Denis Pagan had Arden Street in lockdown, Harvey wrote.Harvey said Pagan should have let Norths big name players appear in the media and take part in more promotional events but, instead of attracting new fans, they pushed existing ones away.This week, Pagan - who said he gave about 15 interviews praising Harvey ahead of his record-breaking 427th game - said he was taken aback by the criticism.I didnt agree with him, to be honest, Pagan told ESPN. I think all that stuff about me telling players not to travel Media St was overblown. Its taken on a life of its own.I dont remember ever specifically telling players not to do media. But if one of them was asked to be the subject of a big, centre-spread profile, I might say: You should be very careful here, son. It might backfire on you.Pagan said he viewed the coachs role in simple terms: it was all about on-field performance.We reached seven straight preliminary finals and three grand finals, we had a 64% success rate in home-and-away games, and 67% in our 22 finals, Pagan told ESPN. So I think thats the best way a coach can promote a club, through on-field success.For the record, Pagan rates Harvey among the best half-dozen or so Shinboners of the past 40 years, behind Carey, Malcolm Blight, Jimmy Krakouer, Barry Cable and Keith Greig.Ex-Carlton player treating the bluesA former AFL player gripped with depression during his four-year career has called on the AFL to introduce a mental health round to help quell the spiraling rise of the debilitating illness.Jake Edwards, who played five games for Carlton in 2008, says the bold initiative will give players the strength to conquer the torture of depression.He says mental illness in the industry continues to go unreported.There are still a lot of families and kids who arent finding the courage or the inspiration to seek help and the AFL can be an incredible driving force to get people on the right track, Edwards told ESPN.Edwards, a fourth generation AFL player and the cousin of former Collingwood midfielder Shane OBree, wants stories of mental hardship by ex-players and everyday people to be shared ahead of each match, as well as promoting the agencies designed to assist those affected.St Kilda and Hawthorn currently play for the Beyond Blue Cup, but Edwards says more can be done to confront mental health issues.The cup isnt spoken about at all during the game and whats really disappointing is that they actually present the cup in the rooms, outside of the eye on the public, he said.Its almost like theyre just ticking a box at the moment.Edwards says the number of AFL players doing it tough is growing, with many calling out to the 28-year-old for assistance.There are three current players who have contacted me who are definitely going through their own challenges and have been diagnosed with depression, he said.Better Out Than In is an AFLPA-led campaign dedicated to confronting mental illness. More information can be found at: betteroutthanin.com.auPay day far awayThe AFLPA has briefed the 18 AFL clubs on all the possible outcomes of the drawn-out pay negotiations with the league.A resolution to the long-running feud before seasons end appears unlikely, with both parties failing to formally discuss the pay stoush in more than 12 weeks.ESPN understands the players are growing frustrated by the impasse.The union, which represents more than 800 players, wants to boost the players share of the games revenue to about 25 per cent - three per cent more than the current agreement.It comes after the AFL signed a record $2.5 billion, six-year broadcast deal, which is set to be boosted by the impending radio rights deal.Random Stats of the week:1,733 - The number of players who have made their debut since Brent Harvey made his first senior appearance back in August, 1996. 1,033 are no longer playing.Little and Large - Brent Harvey, at 172cms, breaks the AFL games record with 427 games; Tony Lockett, at 112kgs, breaks the AFL goalkicking record with 1360 goals. Proving, again, that Aussie Rules is a game for all shapes and sizesMost games featuring 20+ contested possessions (current players): 31 - Josh Kennedy 19 - Gary Ablett 18 - Patrick Dangerfield 17 - Nat Fyfe 16 - Matt Priddis Cheap Shoes Australia Free Shipping . Pence singled in the winning run with no outs in the ninth inning to give the Giants a 7-6 victory over the San Diego Padres on Sunday. Buy Shoes Australia .Y. -- The Buffalo Sabres have recalled forward Kevin Porter and defenceman Chad Ruhwedel from the minors as part of a five-player roster shuffle made by the NHLs worst team. https://www.shoesaustraliaonline.com/ . Michell Burger, a woman who lives on an estate next to Pistorius gated community, said she and her husband were awoken by the screams in the pre-dawn hours of Feb. 14 last year, when Pistorius killed Reeva Steenkamp by shooting four times through a door in his bathroom. Somehow Queensland have cruised to yet another State of Origin series win without their record-breaking backline firing.But Maroons coach Kevin Walters would like to see their attack finally crank into gear as they look to seal a fifth Origin series whitewash at ANZ Stadium on Wednesday night.Queensland are blessed with the top-two try-scorers in Origin history - Greg Inglis (17) and Darius Boyd (16).Yet neither have crossed the line this year despite the Maroons sealing their 10th series win in 11 years.Winger Dane Gagai has been the standout, crossing for four tries this series to date following his game two hat-trick - when he became just the fourth Queenslander to bag three tries in an Origin match.Gagai is now just a double away from claiming the most tries in an Origin series, surpassing NSWs Ryan Girdler (five in 2002) and Queenslands Lote Tuqiri (five in 2002).Yet Walters reckoned Queensland had not yet found their straps in attack this year.Powerhouse centre Inglis is on the verge of failing to score in juust his third Origin series dipping out in 2008 and 2014. Shoes Australia From China. Queensland No.1 Boyd has only missed scoring in an Origin series once since his 2008 debut - in 2011.Yet Walters backed their try-scoring ways to resume as they looked to provide a fitting farewell for retiring Maroons lock Corey Parker.That will be our tactic. We want to use our skills, Walters said.I thought game two was a great exhibition.But for game three the surface looks great, the winds here may dry the surface even more - it looks good.Walters admitted the loss of bench utility Michael Morgan to a knee complaint had been a handicap but backed his all-star Maroons backline to finally fire.We lost Michael Morgan who was instrumental with our attack so that might put a dampener on things, he said.But we have Inglis, Boyd, (Cooper) Cronk and (Johnathan) Thurston - these sort of guys at their best is great viewing. ' ' ' 
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