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LONDON -- For the second time in about six months, a protégé and near doppelganger of retired German star Steffi Graf will try to prevent Serena Williams from claiming a place alongside Graf as the all-time Grand Slam singles champ with 22 titles. Cheap MLB Jerseys .The hopeful spoiler in the Wimbledon final once again is 28-year-old No. 4 seed German Angelique Kerber, who plays Williams on Saturday at 9 a.m. ET on ESPN. Despite never having appeared in a Grand Slam final, Kerber foiled Williams attempt to equal Graf in Januarys Australian Open final.I made a lot of errors in that match, Williams said of the match in Melbourne. [Kerber] made little to no unforced errors. She played great. She came out swinging, ready to win. She was fearless. Thats something I learned. When I go into a final, I, too, need to be fearless like she was.Williams comment is juicy, composed of equal parts humility and warning. Call it a sequel -- and more. Its the fourth episode of The Hunt for Grafs Record and the second that features Williams and Kerber as co-stars.As much as players avoid words like grudge match, how could they not be operative? Melbourne was nothing less than an upset by a championship-match neophyte. Its time to even the score.Williams has prepared well. Shes played commanding, cant-touch-me tennis ever since Christina McHale gave her a scare in a three-set, second-round battle. But the familiar emotional outbursts and cries of desperation that marked Williams progress -- and flameouts -- in recent tournaments have yielded to quiet confidence like thunder and lightning giving way to refreshing, washed-out silence.Right now I feel like its pretty good, Williams said. I felt great in other tournaments as well. But I feel a little different. I just feel more relaxed and more at peace than I may have been in the past.Williams greatest assets are her monstrous serves and the blazing pace of her returns and groundstrokes. Williams crushed Elena Vesnina in the semifinal in under an hour. The beaten Russian spoke of Williams with awe afterward. She acknowledged she could do nothing with Williams overpowering serve but reminded the media that there was far more to the six-time champions game.Vesnina praised Williams variety of spins and said of her serve return: Its so fast, you cannot even finish your serve, then the balls already passing you with a clear winner.Kerber is feeling just as calm and centered as Williams. Serial slumps followed two or three good tournaments after her breakout. Shes restored her status here.I think that I should play my game, being aggressive, just going for it, trying to win the match, not hoping that, yeah, she will miss, Kerber said. She will not [be] missing the ball. She will go out there trying to winning. I think this for me will be very important to take the match in my hands.At 5-foot-7, Kerber is an inch shorter than Graf, who played an athletic game based on speed and a punishing forehand. Kerber is mobile with a low center of gravity and a far more versatile game. She can use her wrists as effectively as flippers on a pinball machine.The two great resources Kerber hopes to draw on with grass instead of cement underfoot are her mobility and her serve. Shes not a sprinter, but shes a great mover who gets to a lot of balls and plays low ones especially well. Grass also likes left-handers; the southpaw slice is a particularly tough serve for right-handers to handle on grass.When I have not too many nerves, I can serve a little bit better, Kerber said. This makes me much more dangerous than on hard.Note the caveat about nerves that Kerber attached to the comment about her serve. In Australia, she overcame a history of growing and throwing in puffball serves under pressure. If she can reproduce that performance and resist the jitters, Williams will have to call on all her resources in her quest for No. 22.I expect, for sure, a really tough match, Kerber said. I know that she will go out and try to beat me, especially because she lost against me in Australia. Cheap MLB Jerseys Authentic . Nathan MacKinnon, Jamie McGinn and Jan Hejda also scored for the Avalanche, who won despite being outshot 38-23. MacKinnons goal, also on the power play, came with just over a minute remaining. Cheap Rockies Jerseys . The injury bothered Bledsoe in the Suns victory over the Clippers on Monday and he sat out the teams home loss to Memphis on Thursday night. http://www.cheaprockiesjerseys.com/ .C. - The Carolina Hurricanes have placed backup goalie Anton Khudobin on injured reserve with an unspecified lower-body injury. The friendship between Sydney FC and Melbourne City captains Alex Brosque and Bruno Fornaroli will be on hold for Wednesday nights FFA Cup final.In one sense, its an unlikely mateship that the two duelling skippers share, given they live in different cities and lead warring clubs.But their Uruguayan blood meant Brosque sought out the goalscoring revelation when he landed in Australia and a camaraderie grew.Meeting on Tuesday, Brosque offered Fornaroli a big hug, which the City man almost leaped into.Their friendship is typical of the relationship between the two clubs, which barely approaches a rivalry.Coaches Graham Arnold and John van t Schip shared jokes alongside their captains.Perhaps theyve bonded over a shared loathing of Melbourne Victory, or perhaps its the player movement between the two sides.Sydney FC defenders Alex Wilkinson and Michael Zullo moved north at the end of last season with Citys blessing as van t Schip renovated his squad.Injured winger Corey Gamerio spent two years with Sydney, while goalkeeper Dean Bouzanis also had a spell with the Sky Blues.Animosities are everrywhere in the 10-team A-League, but it seems not between these two sides. Cheap Rockies Jerseys Authentic. A fight at executive level over Citys desire to switch to sky blue kits might be the most strain shown between the two.Fornaroli praised his former teammate Wilkinson, who was likely to stand against the Uruguayan at AAMI Park.Hes a fantastic player - a very good defender, he said.But I never think too much about other players. I try to play my game, our game.Tomorrow is one game to play with joy.Its an important game, the first final. We need to play jovially to play good.Brosque, 33, said his longevity in the game taught him of the importance of relishing major moments such as this.You probably appreciate it more as you get older, he said.Ive played in finals before and they come and you dont notLONDON -- For the second time in about six months, a protégé and near doppelganger of retired German star Steffi Graf will try to prevent Serena Williams from claiming a place alongside Graf as the all-time Grand Slam singles champ with 22 titles. Cheap MLB Jerseys .The hopeful spoiler in the Wimbledon final once again is 28-year-old No. 4 seed German Angelique Kerber, who plays Williams on Saturday at 9 a.m. ET on ESPN. Despite never having appeared in a Grand Slam final, Kerber foiled Williams attempt to equal Graf in Januarys Australian Open final.I made a lot of errors in that match, Williams said of the match in Melbourne. [Kerber] made little to no unforced errors. She played great. She came out swinging, ready to win. She was fearless. Thats something I learned. When I go into a final, I, too, need to be fearless like she was.Williams comment is juicy, composed of equal parts humility and warning. Call it a sequel -- and more. Its the fourth episode of The Hunt for Grafs Record and the second that features Williams and Kerber as co-stars.As much as players avoid words like grudge match, how could they not be operative? Melbourne was nothing less than an upset by a championship-match neophyte. Its time to even the score.Williams has prepared well. Shes played commanding, cant-touch-me tennis ever since Christina McHale gave her a scare in a three-set, second-round battle. But the familiar emotional outbursts and cries of desperation that marked Williams progress -- and flameouts -- in recent tournaments have yielded to quiet confidence like thunder and lightning giving way to refreshing, washed-out silence.Right now I feel like its pretty good, Williams said. I felt great in other tournaments as well. But I feel a little different. I just feel more relaxed and more at peace than I may have been in the past.Williams greatest assets are her monstrous serves and the blazing pace of her returns and groundstrokes. Williams crushed Elena Vesnina in the semifinal in under an hour. The beaten Russian spoke of Williams with awe afterward. She acknowledged she could do nothing with Williams overpowering serve but reminded the media that there was far more to the six-time champions game.Vesnina praised Williams variety of spins and said of her serve return: Its so fast, you cannot even finish your serve, then the balls already passing you with a clear winner.Kerber is feeling just as calm and centered as Williams. Serial slumps followed two or three good tournaments after her breakout. Shes restored her status here.I think that I should play my game, being aggressive, just going for it, trying to win the match, not hoping that, yeah, she will miss, Kerber said. She will not [be] missing the ball. She will go out there trying to winning. I think this for me will be very important to take the match in my hands.At 5-foot-7, Kerber is an inch shorter than Graf, who played an athletic game based on speed and a punishing forehand. Kerber is mobile with a low center of gravity and a far more versatile game. She can use her wrists as effectively as flippers on a pinball machine.The two great resources Kerber hopes to draw on with grass instead of cement underfoot are her mobility and her serve. Shes not a sprinter, but shes a great mover who gets to a lot of balls and plays low ones especially well. Grass also likes left-handers; the southpaw slice is a particularly tough serve for right-handers to handle on grass.When I have not too many nerves, I can serve a little bit better, Kerber said. This makes me much more dangerous than on hard.Note the caveat about nerves that Kerber attached to the comment about her serve. In Australia, she overcame a history of growing and throwing in puffball serves under pressure. If she can reproduce that performance and resist the jitters, Williams will have to call on all her resources in her quest for No. 22.I expect, for sure, a really tough match, Kerber said. I know that she will go out and try to beat me, especially because she lost against me in Australia. Cheap MLB Jerseys Authentic . Nathan MacKinnon, Jamie McGinn and Jan Hejda also scored for the Avalanche, who won despite being outshot 38-23. MacKinnons goal, also on the power play, came with just over a minute remaining. Cheap Rockies Jerseys . The injury bothered Bledsoe in the Suns victory over the Clippers on Monday and he sat out the teams home loss to Memphis on Thursday night. http://www.cheaprockiesjerseys.com/ .C. - The Carolina Hurricanes have placed backup goalie Anton Khudobin on injured reserve with an unspecified lower-body injury. The friendship between Sydney FC and Melbourne City captains Alex Brosque and Bruno Fornaroli will be on hold for Wednesday nights FFA Cup final.In one sense, its an unlikely mateship that the two duelling skippers share, given they live in different cities and lead warring clubs.But their Uruguayan blood meant Brosque sought out the goalscoring revelation when he landed in Australia and a camaraderie grew.Meeting on Tuesday, Brosque offered Fornaroli a big hug, which the City man almost leaped into.Their friendship is typical of the relationship between the two clubs, which barely approaches a rivalry.Coaches Graham Arnold and John van t Schip shared jokes alongside their captains.Perhaps theyve bonded over a shared loathing of Melbourne Victory, or perhaps its the player movement between the two sides.Sydney FC defenders Alex Wilkinson and Michael Zullo moved north at the end of last season with Citys blessing as van t Schip renovated his squad.Injured winger Corey Gamerio spent two years with Sydney, while goalkeeper Dean Bouzanis also had a spell with the Sky Blues.Animosities are everrywhere in the 10-team A-League, but it seems not between these two sides. Cheap Rockies Jerseys Authentic. A fight at executive level over Citys desire to switch to sky blue kits might be the most strain shown between the two.Fornaroli praised his former teammate Wilkinson, who was likely to stand against the Uruguayan at AAMI Park.Hes a fantastic player - a very good defender, he said.But I never think too much about other players. I try to play my game, our game.Tomorrow is one game to play with joy.Its an important game, the first final. We need to play jovially to play good.Brosque, 33, said his longevity in the game taught him of the importance of relishing major moments such as this.You probably appreciate it more as you get older, he said.Ive played in finals before and they come and you dont notice and they pass you by.I know Im not going to be around for too much longer so Im definitely enjoying it a bit more.Hopefully, theres another one at the end of the year to play for. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' 'more.Hopefully, theres another one at the end of the year to play for. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
Top-ranked Alabama is in the driver seat to make a return trip to the College Football Playoff, and possibly repeat as national champions. Cheap Boston Red Sox Jerseys .First, the Tide must take care of the rival LSU Tigers at Death Valley on Saturday (8 p.m. ET, CBS).Theyve got a very good team, playing very, very well right now, Alabama coach Nick Saban said. New energy and enthusiasm. There have been a lot of really good games between these two teams through the years. Its kind of developed into a rivalry game of sorts. Weve both been ranked over the last eight or nine years, most of the time in the Top 10.This is a real challenge game for us. Well find out who we are, what were made of and how we can compete in a very difficult circumstance.It is not quite the annual Game of the Century that it was in recent years, but it is still LSU and Alabama, and there still is quite a big at stake.The Tigers (5-2, 3-1 Southeastern Conference) fired head coach Les Miles after a 2-2 start, but they are 3-0 under Ed Orgeron, and they are No. 13 in the first CFP rankings. They can tighten the race in the SEC West if they can upset the top-ranked Crimson Tide (8-0, 5-0).Saban said he considers LSU unbeaten, because the Tigers have not lost on Oregerons watch. He repeated the idea to his team during the two-week buildup to this showdown.A win would greatly bolster Orgerons case to be named the permanent successor to Miles, but with games against Arkansas, Florida and Texas A&M in a 13-day stretch looming, there is still a lot of regular-season work left after Alabama for LSU and Orgeron to get to where they want to be.Both teams are coming off an open date and should be well rested.That should be especially good news for Tigers All-America running back Leonard Fournette, who is the healthiest he has been all season. He had two weeks to heal after a record-setting performance against Ole Miss in the Tigers most recent game.I havent really seen a guy dominate a game like he did that game for a long time, Saban said. We have a tremendous amount of respect for him, and he looks as good as ever and maybe even better.The Crimson Tide stymied Fournette in their 30-16 win last season, holding him to 31 yards on 19 rushes.Were going to do some things with Leonard that hes able to do, Orgeron said. I think that whatever happened last year is the past. We have a great game plan for Leonard.But its going to be very tough moving the football on this defense. Theyre one of the best defenses Ive ever seen.Orgeron said the key to the game will be whether the Tigers can get Fournette the football in some plays that we think he runs very well and protect quarterback Danny Etling.Fournette is coming off the most prolific rushing game in LSU history -- a 284-yard performance in a 38-21 win against Ole Miss. However, it is Fournettes least-productive performance in his three seasons that also is significant entering this game. Alabama smothered Fournette last season and used single coverage outside, blatantly showing the hand of a defensive game plan that invited LSU to throw the ball.Fournette and the offensive line will be committed to improving significantly on that performance, and he will have to be a bigger factor than he was last season if the Tigers are going to pull off the upset.We think we can get some receivers down the field, but we got to be able to protect (Etling) long enough to be able to protect the quarterback to get those plays down the field, Orgeron said. Its going to be protection first. We have to protect our quarterback in order to get the ball down the field. Were going to have to do some things with Leonard that enables him to be in space and run the football.Alabama leads the series 50-25-5 and has won each of the past five meetings. In the past five games at Tiger Stadium, each team scored a total of 103 points, and two of those games went into overtime. 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PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico -- Gary Woodland took a 1-stroke lead into the final round of the PGA Tours OHL Classic at Mayakoba after dropping two strokes on the par-3 15th Saturday.Woodland finished with a 5-under 66 to reach 18-under 195 on Mayakobas Greg Norman-designed El Camaleon course. He won the most recent of his two tour titles in 2013.Ive been there. Ive been in the position a lot the last couple years. Im excited about my game. Im going to rely on my game and trust it and go out and have fun. ... Im very comfortable with where my golf swing is, and Im going to rely on it and run it out.Woodland birdied the first seven odd-number holes, then ended the string with a double-bogey on 15, when his tee shot went long into the hazard. He played the first 51 holes without a bogey.Im happy. I mean, I played great today. Drove the ball exceptionally well, controlled my distances to the green, and I rolled it well, Woodland said. Its hard to argue with that, hard to be upset with that. I hit a good shot on 15. I just hit it longg. Cheap MLB Jerseys. Married last month, Woodland took last week off and worked with instructor Butch Harmon after opening the new season in Malaysia and China.Pat Perez was second after a 62. He played the front nine in 7-under 29, including an eagle on the par-5 fifth. The one-time tour winner recently returned from shoulder surgery.I was real comfortable, Perez said. I woke up, and I just felt good. I was comfortable on the range. Ive just been on this different attitude in the last couple weeks where I just try to stay aggressive and try to think of the right shot and the good shot and not worry about what happens. Its really worked. Ive been working on that the last nine months since I got hurt.Scott Piercy was 16 under after a 66, Seamus Power (64) was 15 under, and Webb Simpson (69) followed at 14 under.Defending champion Graeme McDowell was 8 under after his second straight 65. 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DALLAS -- Baker Mayfield rolled left, set his feet and threw deep. Nike Air Force 1 Low Australia . Dede Westbrook was already behind the Texas defenders with his track-type speed when he caught another long touchdown pass for No. 20 Oklahoma.With Sterling Shepard now an NFL rookie, and Westbrook finally recovered from a lingering pulled leg muscle that bothered him throughout preseason practice and early in the season, Mayfield has a new go-to deep threat. The Sooners quarterback has hooked up with Westbrook for five touchdowns of at least 40 yards in the first two Big 12 games.That just goes to show, when hes healthy, nobody can beat this speed, Mayfield said after the Sooners 45-40 victory over Texas on Saturday. Thats the thing that Ive always loved to exploit, the fact that he can outrun people.The 71-yarder in the first half of the Red River rivalry Saturday was the longest touchdown pass ever by Oklahoma in 111 games against Texas. Westbrook caught all 10 passes thrown his way, including scoring plays of 42 and 47 yards, for 232 yards -- a Sooners record for any game.It means a lot to me. Coming from a small town, its really not possible for many of us to make it out, said Westbrook, a senior from Cameron, Texas, a town of about 5,400 people just more than a two-hour drive south of the State Fair of Texas, where the Red River matchup is played each year.After an open date that gave some extra time to heal, Westbrook had seven catches for 158 yards in the Big 12 opener at TCU on Oct. 1. He had TD catches of 67 and 40 yards in that game.Westbrooks 17 catches for 390 yards in the first two Big 12 games shattered the school record for the most receiving yards in consecutive games (Ryan Broyles had 339 yards in a two-game stretch five years ago). That was after 17 catches for 134 yards without a score in the Sooners three non-conference games in September.Its been good the last two weeks to get him healthy, offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley said. Hes a big part of what were doing.While two non-conference losses ended any realistic chance of a second consecutive College Football Playoff appearance for the Sooners, theyre off to a good start in pursuit of their 10th Big 12 title. They host Kansas State on Saturday.Shepard had 86 catches for 1,288 yards and 11 touchdowns as a senior last season before being a second-round draft pick by the New York Giants. That left Westbrook the top returning receiver with 46 catches for 743 yards.Westbrook got to Oklahoma as a transfer from Blinn College in Texas, where as a sophomore he led all junior college players with 1,487 yards and 13 touchdowns while playing only eight games. His 76 catches ranked second.That was after a freak injury in high school when he got hurt while playing defense, and ended up tangled with a receiver.As he came down, he put his knee up to break his fall, and I kind of landed on top of him. Me being on top of him, his knee kind of went up into my stomach and he ruptured my small intestines, Westbrook said. The doctor told me there was a huge possibility that I wouldnt play football again, but I overcame those thoughts and here I am now. Air Max 97 Australia . -- Catcher Brett Hayes has agreed to a $630,000, one-year contract with the Kansas City Royals, avoiding salary arbitration. Balenciaga Triple S Womens . Mitch Holmberg added a goal and three assists. Connor Chartier also scored for the Chiefs (3-0-0). Luke Harrison spoiled Garrett Hughsons shutout bid with a power-play goal at 13:17 of the third period. 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With the win, Jharkhand collected seven points to top the Group B table, displacing Karnataka, while Odisha were consigned to their first outright defeat of the season.While the ball still did not grip and spin viciously despite the puffs of dust, Odishas batsmen struggled to come to terms with the slowness of the surface and the lack of bounce. Shahbaz Nadeem followed up his first-innings effort with 3 for 28 to finish with seven wickets in the match, and Kaushal Singh took 3 for 17.Kaushal had also come good with the bat earlier in the day, his unbeaten 86 taking Jharkhand to 348 with a first-innings lead of 196. Kaushal was denied a second first-class century on account of Sunny Gupta having to retire hurt on 18 after twisting his ankle while running between the wickets.Jharkhand began with spin from both ends with Nadeem and Kaushal sharing the new ball. Ranjit Singh and Sandeep Pattnaik put on an improved but still sluggish opening stand of 25 in 10.2 overs before Ranjit ran himself out, changing his mind after coming halfway down having tucked the ball to midwicket.Govinda Poddar, the Odisha captain, was caught behind trying to glance. Poddar stood his ground, but the umpire raised his finger.Pattnaik and Senapati got together for a 20-run stand after which Oddisha lost six wickets for 19 runs. Air Max Flair Se. Both Senapati and Pattnaik were offered reprieves, but neither could capitalise, falling to the two spinners in consecutive overs. Senapati was caught off Nadeem while Pattnaik perished after shuffling back to a quick and flat one from Kaushal.Biplab Samantray was caught brilliantly by Virat Singh at silly point off Nadeem, who by now was bowling slow through the air and getting the ball to dip, making Odishas batsmen reach out.When Surykant Pradhan was caught off Kaushal trying to clear long-on, Odisha were 84 for 8. Deepak Behera and Dhiraj Singh pushed the score past the 100 mark before falling in the same over - the 47th of the innings.The lack of bounce wasnt as severe when Jharkhand batted in the morning. They lost Nadeem off the third ball of the day after which Tiwary came out to resume his innings on 65 having retired hurt on the first day. Tiwary added 13 more to his overnight tally before getting bowled through the gate off a straight ball from Basant Mohanty.Kaushal and Gupta then shared a partnership. After Gupta retired hurt, Kaushal opened up and struck lusty blows. Vikash Singh was stumped off Dhiraj Singh, missing a straight ball as he came down the track played for the turn.Kaushal added 30 more for the ninth wicket with Ajay Yadav. Ajay was trapped lbw by Dhiraj and he pointed at his bat, indicating an inside edge. 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BOSTON -- With the Stanley Cup on the line, Chicago captain Jonathan Toews got the green light to play in Game 6 while Boston coach Claude Julien said he was optimistic that centre Patrice Bergeron would also see action Monday night. Cheap Jaguars Jerseys . Both players, integral to their teams, did not finish Game 5 Saturday due to undisclosed injuries. Bergeron was taken to hospital during Saturdays game for evaluation. Toews, who sustained several big hits earlier, finished the game on the bench. "I feel great," Toews said taking part in the morning skate Monday. "That was just, I think, the coaches being cautious. ... Weve gotten to the point where I feel ready to go again, and Ill be ready to play tonight." Boston coach Claude Julien was optimistic about Bergeron, who was not on the ice for the Bruins morning skate and did not meet the media. "Patrice will dress for warmup tonight and I am feeling confident that he will play," said Julien. Chicago, having won the last two games, leads the series three games to two. Carl Soderberg took Bergerons place between Jaromir Jagr and Brad Marchand at the skate. He also filled in for Bergeron in the latter stages of Game 5. Toews was on the ice for the Hawks skate Monday, taking part in rushes with usual linemates Bryan Bickell and Patrick Kane. Toews left Game 5 with what coach Joel Quenneville called an upper-body injury. "I guess the way I felt out there, Id say its the best morning skate Ive had all series," said Toews. "I feel very excited. Theres no question about where I am physically." Added Quenneville: "Hes 100 per cent ready to go." The heat will literally be on both teams Monday night. The forecast high for Boston on Monday is 33 C. There was a thin layer of fog on the ice when the Bruins started their morning skate. "Those are conditions you have to play with at this time of year," Julien said. "Everybodys been through it. The two teams are going through the same conditions and both teams are going to tell you the same thing: Keep the game simple and try to avoid those mistakes from overhandling pucks in those kinds of ice conditions." Julien says his team has to go out and enjoy the moment. "Just because were down 3-2, we havent lost the Cup yet, OK," he said. "We still have a chance to win it. So its about focusing on going out there and doing it and having fun doing it." And he reminded reporters that 28 other teams would love to be in their place. Both teams have tasted Cup glory recently. Chicago won the Cup in 2010. Boston, rallying from a similar 3-2 deficit against Vancouver, was victorious the next year. Quenneville said players who were on the 2010 Cup-winning team had been sharing stories about their championship run with newcomers to the squad. "At the end of the day, we all dream about this challenge and this opportunity," said Quenneville. "Lets go take advantage of it." History favours the Hawks. According to Elias, teams leading 3-2 in the Cup final have won 28 of 36 series (77.8 per cent) since the best-of-seven format was introduced in 1939. Twenty of those teams won in six games (55.6 per cent) while eight won in seven games (22.2 per cent). Only eight teams have overcome a 3-2 series deficit to win the Cup final (22.2 per cent). Tickets for Mondays game ranged from US$295 to $5,000 on the reseller Stubhubs website. Camo Jaguars Jerseys . -- Team after team passed on Andre Ellington in the draft. Throwback Jaguars Jerseys .Y. -- Bills receiver Stevie Johnson has a bone to pick with the NFL schedule maker. http://www.officialjaguarsnflauthenticshop.com/ . -- If this was Aaron Gordons final home game at Arizona, and it almost certainly was, then he went out in style. The Western Bulldogs have released uncapped rookie Luke Goetz from his AFL contract.The No.29 pick in last years rookie draft was said to have struggled with the demands on him, and he will now return to university.After some promising early signs, Luke had difficulties finding his feet in an elite AFL program, football manager Graham Lowe said.It was mutually agreed that the level of commitment required to be an AFL player was too difficult for Luke at thiis stage of his life. Black Jaguars Jerseys. The 18-year-old ruckman had the potential to be an imposing figure at the club, standing a 202cm tall.It had earlier been reported that Goetz, who played five games with Footscrays VFL team this year, had had punctuality issues this season and had recently only been training with the feeder side. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
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He was done after seven innings and 105 pitches, and Juan Franciscos two-run double in the eighth started a scoring spree off Drew Storen (2-2) as the Brewers snapped a six-game losing streak. "Thats the first time Ive really seen him live -- so explosive fastball, really ridiculous curveball," said Brewers manager Ron Roenicke, giving his Strasburg review. "You dont see too many curveballs like that." The Nationals had scored 23 runs in their previous two games, but theyve now been shut out nine times this season. To get an idea of the their lack of support for Strasburg, here is the running tally of earned runs hes allowed in his last nine starts: 0, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 2, 0. His record during that stretch? Just 3-2. "I think when a guy throws like that, he should be able to win," Nationals left fielder Bryce Harper said. But he didnt. Francisco got the big hit off Storen and scored when Martin Maldonado hit a warning track fly ball that popped out of Harpers glove. It was ruled a double but Harper said simply: "I dropped it." Maldonado then scored on Jeff Bianchis groundball single that got through the infield only because Maldonado was trying to steal third with an absurd jump off Storen, who still hasnt figured out how to hold men on base. "Fall behind these guys," Storen said, "give them something to hit and theyre going to take care of it. ... I made mistakes not holding the runners and fell behind guys." The earned runs were the first allowed by Storen in 10 appearances, and they made Jim Henderson (3-2) the winning pitcher. Brewers starter Wily Peralta had his own shutout in the making until he left during the sixth inning with a strained left hamstring. Henderson was one of four relievers who finished the eight-hitter. Roenicke said hes hoping Peraltas tight hamstring was simply the result of a lack of fluid on a humid day. "Were hoping in a couple days hell be all right," Roenicke said. The curve was Strasburgs go-to pitch Tuesday against a meagre Brewers starting nine that has only 31 home runs combined. Amaris Ramirezs helmet went flying when he swung at a low-and-outside strike three in the second inning, and his juggling right-handed catch of his headgear was the only thing impressive about his at-bat. Maldonado couldnt quite check his swing at a similar pitch to end the inning. In the third, Strasburg froze Peralta with a bender that hardly seemed fair to throw to an opposing pitcher. Rickie Weeks struck out going after a low-and-away curve in the fourth, and Peralta did the same in the fifth. With the bases loaded and one out in the sixth, Strasburg got a called third strike on Francisco on a curveball that was maybe a bit outside, then got Sean Halton on the now-familiar low-and-away curve, with Halton unable to check the swing. Strasburg allowed three hits. Two never left the infield, and one appeared to result from a bad call at first on a grounder to the hole by Norichika Aoki. He was hardly facing the most imposing lineup in the majors. The Brewers started without shortstop Jean Segura and centre fielder Carlos Gomez, who have 196 hits combined. Both have nagging injuries that need some rest, a thumb for Segura and a shoulder for Gomez. Also, team RBI leader Jonathan Lucroy didnt start because Maldonado usually catches Peralta. It was a lineup that couldnt do much -- until Strasburg left the game. "It was good," Weeks said, "to get him out of there." NOTES: Brewers OF Ryan Braun, on the 15-day disabled list with a bruised right thumb, took some swings in the batting cage. "Were getting to the point where its not pain-free, but a lot better than it was," Braun said. Roenicke said hes not expecting Braun to return until after the All-Star break. ... The Nationals sent outright RHP Cole Kimball to Triple-A Syracuse. ... 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ATLANTA -- Ted Roof is looking to solve Georgia Techs abysmal rankings in takeaways and third-down stops. Womens Buccaneers Jerseys .Roof, in his fourth season as defensive coordinator, knows those will be keys when the Yellow Jackets play Duke on Saturday.Roof had a record of creating big plays with his aggressive defenses at Minnesota, Auburn and Penn State before his return to Georgia Tech, his alma mater, in 2013.This year has been a struggle. Georgia Techs six takeaways are the fewest in the Atlantic Coast Conference and rank 119th in the nation.Roof, Dukes coach from 2003-07, said his coaching emphasis on creating turnovers is as strong as ever.If I had an answer for you Id give it to you and better yet wed do it, more importantly, Roof said Monday. Weve just got to keep trying. If you just stay after it and stay after it one day it happens and one (turnover) can lead to two and two can lead to three.The Yellow Jackets 126th-ranked third-down defense was a focus of coach Paul Johnsons weekly news conference on Tuesday. Opponents have been successful on almost half of third downs (50 of 101).Weve got to be better on third downs and try to get off the field, Johnson said. Weve beat that horse to death, but thats the bottom line. ... I think if we could be better on third down everything will fall into place and make everything better.Georgia Tech (4-3, 1/3 Atlantic Coast Conference) snapped a streak of three straight losses by beating Georgia Southern 35-24 on Oct. 15. Johnson said the defense made some plays but added that two fourth-quarter touchdowns by the Eagles made the score disappointing.The Yellow Jackets defense played well in allowing only 31 combined points in wins over Boston College, Mercer and Vanderbilt to open the season.Their defense obviously has some special components about it, said Duke center Austin Davis, who added the defense is overshadowed by the constant focus on Georgia Techs spread-option offense with its triple-option plays.Everyone always thinks Georgia Tech triple option, Davis said. ... Georgia Techs defense doesnt get as much credit as they should.More credit would come with attention-grabbing big plays. So far the defense has three interceptions and three fumble recoveries. Defensive tackle Patrick Gamble has three sacks. No other player has more than one.Roof said hes determined to find ways to create more turnovers.It frustrates you because its such a big component of winning and losing, he said. 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On this day that Alabama head coach Nick Saban turns 65, the traditional retirement age, the winner of five national championships (including four of the last seven) might be coaching his best team. Cheap Blue Jays Jerseys . Saban looks and acts 10 years younger. So do a lot of people his age these days. To view Sabans achievements through a historical lens, take a look at where these great coaches were at age 65:? Bear Bryant had one of his best teams (1978), winning his fifth national title, but he was ailing and would be dead four years later. ? Woody Hayes threw the punch that got him fired. ? Bo Schembechler had been retired five years. ? Tom Osborne, too. He was a first-term congressman in 2002. ? Frank Leahy, who retired at age 45 in 1953 because of ill health, died at 64. ? Pop Warner won six games at Temple in 1936. He won a total of six the next two seasons and retired. ? Joe Paterno went 7-5 in 1992 and was two years shy of his last undefeated team, the 12-0 Nittany Lions who finished second to Nebraska. ? LaVell Edwards went 7-4 in 1995, one year before his BYU team went 14-1 and finished fifth in the nation. ? Bobby Bowden, one year after his first national championship, went 10-1-1 at Florida State and would win another the year he turned 70, in 1999. ? Lou Holtz went 5-7 at South Carolina in 2002 and retired after two more seasons.With the exception of Holtz, the modern-era coaches who rank among the winningest ever all had great years after they turned 65, something you couldnt say about previous generations. Between that and Sabans energetic appearance, it seems safe to say he isnt retiring anytime soon.1. Name a hot young coach in the American whose team is leading its division. You know the guy. He made his team nationally relevant last season. No, not Tom Herman, whose Houston Cougars have lost two of their last four and struggled to beat UCF on Saturday. Matt Rhule has refashioned a rebuilding year at Temple into a winning year. The Owls, after an 0-2 start, are 6-3 and leading the American East -- they are tied with USF but beat the Bulls this season. So explain to me why theres a Tom Herman Sweepstakes and not a Matt Rhule Sweepstakes?2. No. 4 Washington gave up 163 yards on the ground to Utah on Saturday, which is fewer than Oregon State (177) or Oregon (230) or Arizona (308!) gained against the Huskies. The reason might be in part philosophical. Huskies head coach Chris Petersen seems content with not putting his safeties in the box, letting his front seven do the work against the run. But Washington is 55th in rushing defense (153.9-yard average). Six of the last 10 national champions have finished in the top 10 against the run, none lower than 34th (Ohio State in 2014). Three finished first: Alabama in 2015, 2011 and 2012. This year, the Tide are ... first (70.1-yard average).3. In a Heisman race in which the preseason favorites (Leonard Fournette of LSU and Christian McCaffrey of Stanford) are only now returning to form from injury, and in which Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson has been the front-runner for nearly the entire season, Michigan hybrid Jabrill Peppers is uniquely positioned to attract attention. His numbers dont support his candidacy and they never will. The traditionalist in me remains more attracted by players such as Washington quarterback Jake Browning, San Diego State back Donnel Pumphrey and stat machine Patrick Mahomes II, the Texas Tech quarterback, than by Peppers.4. Deshaun Watson has kept Clemson winning, but I still feel the Tigers quarterback embodies the teams season; i.e., the Tigers arent playing their best; theyre playing well enough to win. One interesting number from ESPN Stats & Info.: Since 2011, Clemson is 18-2 (.900) in one-score games. Two of the other top three teams in that time frame, Oklahoma State (14-6, .700) and Kansas State (20-9, .690) also have successful veteran coaches. Heres the weird part: the second-best team in one-score games is Arkansas State (12-4, .750), which has had four coaches in six years: Hugh Freeze, Gus Malzahn, Bryan Harsin, and Blake Anderson. All good coaches, but no continuity. Yet the Red Wolves kept winning.5. USC changed the course of its season when Sam Darnold replaced Max Browne at quarterback. Darnold is among the national leaders in QBR. Browne isnt playing. The Alabama offense accelerated when Jalen Hurts took over for Blake Barnett, who left school and will land elsewhere. Wisconsin began moving the ball when Alex Hornibrook took over from Bart Houston. But the Badgers narrative isnt the same. 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Match factsWednesday, 23 November Start time 0930 local (0730 GMT)Big PictureDespite West Indies big win in Harare, on paper, these are two well-matched teams with plenty to play for: the winner will be guaranteed their place in the tri-series final. Cheap Cubs Jerseys China . The relative inexperience in both squads makes it hard to pick an out-and-out favourite, and conditions in Bulawayo should also be a leveller. West Indies tied game against Zimbabwe will at least have acclimatised them a little more to the pitch and conditions at Queens, as Sri Lankas first match was rained off.Sri Lanka also have some ground to make up against West Indies after their trouncing in Harare. Their middle order remains unproven, and if this series can be viewed as something of an audition for the upcoming tour of South Africa, there will be several young players hungry to state their case - particularly against the greater firepower of West Indies quicks.Youth and international inexperience are also in no short supply for West Indies at the moment. It is obviously very early days yet, but without a head coach, and with virtually all of West Indies established senior batsmen in the wilderness, young captain Jason Holder desperately needs his peers to gel into a new core for the side. Shai Hope and Kraigg Brathwaites promising form will give him something to build and bank on, while Carlos Brathwaites bowling has been fairly effective in Zimbabwe.Both for this team and for the immediate future of West Indies cricket, every win is an important one in these circumstances. Though still ninth in the ICC ODI rankings, they are just one point behind Pakistan, and a strong show in their remaining games will put them within touching distance of Bangladesh at No. 7. Between now and September 30, 2017, the cut-off date for direct qualification for the 2019 World Cup, West Indies currently have 11 ODIs scheduled (not including the final of this tri-series), but eight of those matches are against a resurgent England ODI side, and five of those are in England. Thats a tough assignment for what could still be a fairly inexperienced squad, and so West Indies have a lot more than a place in Sundays final to play for tomorrow.Form guide(Last five completed matches, most recent first)Sri Lanka: LWLLLWest Indies: TWLLLIn the spotlightShai Hopes good form will buoy West Indies, and make him a target for Sri Lanka, while Suranga Lakmal will have to be at his best behaviour after he was fined 50% of his match fee for aggressively throwing the ball towards Zimbabwe opener Chamu Chibhabha during Mondays wash-out. Yet, the spotlight might be focussed on what is happening above Queens, rather than on the ground.All three teams will have an eye on the weather on Wednesday. If there is another wash-out, Zimbabwe will effectively be out of the running, needing a massive bonus-point win to draw level and increase their net run-rate. The threat of rain also makes the toss important - inclement weather is more likely in the afternoon, meaning there could be Duckworth-Lewis permutations while chasing. Finally, the drainage issues at Queens mean that even relatively modest rain could rule a match out entirely.There are two main areas of concern on the outfield, should it rain again - on the northern side of the ground, and also near the sight screen at the Airport End. Should there be any significant showers during this game, in the absence of a super sopper, drainage will be an issue, especially after the heavy rains of the last few days have saturated the soil.Teams newsSri Lankas XI barely got a look-in on Monday, and given that conditions are likely to be identical, there is no reason for Sri Lanka to fiddle with their line-up. The grip on this slow surface makes Dasun Shanaka a good pick.Sri Lanka (possible): 1 Dhananjaya de Silva, 2 Kusal Perera, 3 Niroshan Dickwella (wk), 4 Kusal Mendis, 5 Upul Tharanga (capt), 6 Asela Gunaratne, 7 Dasun Shanaka, 8 Sachith Pathirana, 9 Nuwan Kulasekara, 10 Suranga Lakmal, 11 Jeffrey VandersayWith two wickets in his last five games, and none in this series, the form of Sulieman Benn will be a worry for West Indies. Aside from Ashley Nurse, the other spin option in their squad is Devendra Bishoo, and given his gritty performance in the Tests against Pakistan last month, this change makes sense. Another player they might want to give a game to is Jason Mohammed, the hard-hitting middle-order batsman, though West Indies may want to secure their place in the final before tinkering with their top-six.West Indies (possible): 1 Johnson Charles, 2 Kraigg Brathwaite, 3 Evin Lewis, 4 Shai Hope (wk), 5 Jonathan Carter, 6 Rovman Powell, 7 Jason Holder (c), 8 Carlos Brathwaite, 9 Ashley Nurse, 10 Devendra Bishoo, 11 Shannon Gabriel.Pitch and conditionsThe heavy downpours on Monday morning were followed by sunny and dry weather in the afternoon as well as the following day. Yet, the rainfall patterns at this time of the year are difficult to predict, and though the forecast suggests that Wednesday should be sunny and dry, some sort of precipitation is out of the question. Weather aside, there should be some early movement for the seamers who will be aided by cloud cover, as well as what appears to be a shade more green grass that has been left on the track for Wednesdays match. The track will probably still slow down to help the spinners later in the day.Stats and triviaWith 148 runs from two innings, Shai Hope is the leading run-scorer of the tri-series as well as the only century-maker.Shannon Gabriel, Carlos Brathwaite and Nuwan Kulasekara top the wickets table with five each, although Kulasekara has played one more (albeit truncated) game than the two West Indians.West Indies have played six ODIs at Queens Sports Club, winning three.In eight ODIs against West Indies, Kulasekara has taken 12 wickets at 22.08.QuotesWe know were playing good cricket. We had a good win against Sri Lanka [in Harare]. These lads work very hard on their fitness, and we do a lot of fielding drills in the days leading up to these matches, and the combination of those two things is starting to pay dividends. Were looking like a good fielding side, and at this level of the game, every run you stop is a run you dont have to score. 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He needed 101 pitches just to make it through five innings. His career postseason ERA even rose a bit, up to 4.65.Didnt matter a bit to the lefty. Only this did: He earned a rare playoff victory.Backed by early homers from rookie sensation Corey Seager and Justin Turner off Max Scherzer in a matchup of Cy Young Award winners that promised more than it delivered, Kershaw helped the Los Angeles Dodgers edge the Washington Nationals 4-3 Friday in Game 1 of their NL Division Series.It was a grind. A lot of guys on base all the time. Definitely wasnt easy, Kershaw said. As close as you can bend without breaking, I guess.His work done, Kershaw was able to relax in the dugout, chewing gum and blowing bubbles while watching relievers Joe Blanton, Grant Dayton, Pedro Baez and Kenley Jansen combine to give up one hit over four scoreless innings. Jansen got his first five-out save since April.Whatever weve got to do to win, right? Those guys are up to the challenge, Seager said about LAs bullpen. And theyve been up to it all year.Game 2 in the best-of-five matchup is Saturday at Washington.Facing the NL East champs, Kershaws three runs might not sound like an exorbitant total, but an opponent scored that many only once in the leftys preceding 16 starts. And there was a stop-and-start feel to the evening, because of plenty of boo-inducing mound visits from catcher Yasmani Grandal.I wanted to be sure on the signs. We were trying to change `em up pretty often, said Kershaw, who improved to 3-6 in the playoffs , a far cry from his regular-season record of 126-60 with a 2.37 ERA and three Cy Young Awards. It was mainly that I had so many guys on second base.Certainly did.Kershaw left the bases loaded in the second, and stranded two runners in both the third and fifth -- striking out Danny Espinosa along the way each time.We had him on the ropes a couple times, Nationals manager Dusty Baker said, and, you know, the big hit just escaped us.There was also a baserunning blunder by NL MVP contender Daniel Murphy in the seventh inning.Murphy, who hadnt started a game since Sept. 17 because of a strained glute muscle, reached when Baez walked him, but then was thrown out trying to steal second. Baker said it was Murphys decision to run there and acknowledged being surprised by the attempt.Theres two choices on that, Murphy said. Either be safe or dont run.In all, Washington went 1 for 10 with runners in scoring position.That meant the Nationals repeatedly let Kershaw off the hook. He sat out more than two months with a bad back before returning to the NL West winners in September and hadnt thrown more than 91 pitches since coming back.So what if he struggledd?It feels good to win, and it feels good to win in this situation, Kershaw said. Cheap MLB Jerseys Authentic. If I had pitched seven shutout innings and we lost, its a different feeling. At this time of year, you kind of just throw the stats out the window and you just win the game.He was staked to a 4-0 lead thanks mainly to Seager and Turner, before slowly giving back most of that margin.Kershaw allowed only one stolen base during 149 innings in the regular season, then allowed two on a single pitch in the third, when Bryce Harper (who had doubled) and Jayson Werth (who had walked) moved up. That became big when Anthony Rendon ripped a single to left field on a slider that didnt really slide, bringing both runners home and getting Washington to 4-2.Trea Turners sacrifice fly in the fourth cut LAs lead to a run.Like Washingtons Turner, LAs Seager is a rookie who has not played like one all year long.On the first pitch he saw from Scherzer, Seager turned on a 97 mph fastball and hit it to the deepest part of Nationals Park, beyond the 402-foot sign in center field, for a 1-0 lead.Scherzer plunked the next batter, Justin Turner, on the left arm. For whatever reason, the 2013 AL Cy Young Award winner for Detroit -- and a 20-game winner whos a leading contender for the NL honor this year -- never truly settled in.The Dodgers made it 4-0 in the third on Chase Utleys RBI single, then Justin Turners two-run shot on a 77 mph curveball. The ball sailed over the head of Werth, who jumped in vain to try to make a grab, then slammed his glove against the left-field wall.Homers have been Scherzers biggest problem the past two seasons: He allowed 27 in 2015, and a major league-high 31 in 2016.I made some mistakes, and they cost me, Scherzer said. I take ownership of that, and Im accountable for that.MAKING HISTORYBaker and LAs Dave Roberts became the first pair of black managers to face off in a postseason series. During pregame introductions, they met near home plate for a long embrace.TRAINERS ROOMNationals: RHP Stephen Strasburg threw a bullpen hours before Game 1 -- his first time on a mound since he hurt his right elbow a month ago. He was ruled out for the NLDS, but the Nationals hope he could return if the team advances. ... All-Star C Wilson Ramos, out for the season with a torn knee ligament, threw out the ceremonial first pitch.UP NEXTIn Game 2, RHP Tanner Roark (16-10, 2.83 ERA) starts for the Nationals, taking the assignment that likely would have gone to Strasburg if he were healthy. LHP Rich Hill (3-2, 1.84 ERA in six starts after a trade from Oakland) will pitch for the Dodgers. He was let go from Washingtons Triple-A Syracuse affiliate last year. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
PULLMAN, Wash. Cheap MLB Jerseys Authentic . -- Over the past three weeks, Washington State has started conference play by taking down three of the teams expected to be at the top of the Pac-12.The Cougars are rolling and theyre winning with more than just Luke Falks arm.Hey, we can do it other ways, Falk said.Gerard Wicks rushed for a pair of 1-yard touchdowns, Jamal Morrow added another TD run, and Washington State won its fourth straight, 27-21 over UCLA on Saturday night.The Cougars beat Oregon, Stanford and UCLA in consecutive weeks and validated their position as the other contender in the Pac-12 North along with Washington.Wicks first touchdown late in the second quarter gave the Cougars (4-2, 3-0 Pac-12) a 10-0 lead and his second 1-yard plunge pushed the lead to 17-7 midway through the third quarter. Morrow added a 3-yard TD run late in the third as the Cougars beat UCLA in consecutive years for the first time since 2006 and 2007.I was proud of our guys for sticking in there and playing tough like they did. Because the conditions and our opponent, you have to be tough, Washington State coach Mike Leach said. We could have finished better but we had a lot of awful good stuff in between to make this happen.UCLA (3-4, 1-3) played without starting quarterback Josh Rosen a week after he suffered shoulder and leg injuries against Arizona State. The shoulder was the problem on Saturday, as Rosen only attempted a couple of throws during pregame warmups before determining he couldnt go.Backup Mike Fafaul, making his first college start, was 24-of-40 passing for 258 yards. Fafaul threw two touchdown passes to Darren Andrews and added a 5-yard TD throw to Jordan Lasley. Fafaul hit Andrews on a 22-yard TD in the third quarter and his 4-yard TD pass to Andrews with 3:17 left pulled the Bruins with 27-21.UCLA got the ball back with 2:43 remaining after holding Washington State to a three-and-out. But on the first play Lasley was hit from behind by Dylan Hanser and fumbled. Washington States Robert Taylor fell on the loose ball. The Cougars punted back to UCLA with under a minute remaining but Charleston White intercepted Fafaul to clinch the win.Im just kind of still feeling it about the game, the loss. It doesnt matter to me how I play, Fafaul said. Id rather throw three interceptions and win the game than throw three touchdowns and (lose).Falk failed to throw a touchdown pass for the first time in his career. He finished 28 of 48 for 261 yards on a cold, rainy night on the Palouse. Falk was intercepted in the end zone in the first half and fumbled an attempted pass in the third quarter that led to UCLAs first touchdown.But Falk led three long touchdown drives, including an 18-play, 91-yard drive in the second quarter that was capped by Wicks first touchdown.It was a forgettable night for the Bruins that included a (minus) 1-yard punt from Austin Kent in the first quarter that led to a few choice words from coach Jim Mora. Aside from a promising debut by Fafaul, UCLA was bullied on the line of scrimmage and saw its defense give up more than 24 points in regulation for the first time this season.Im obviously not doing a good job of getting the message through, Mora said. The buck obviously stops with me. It should, as the head coach. All blame should be focused entirely, initially on the head coach. Its my job to make sure we get it right with everyone else. Im accepting of that. Ive been in this situation a lot of times. When you coach for a long time, youve got to fight your way out of it, thats all you can do.POLL IMPLICATIONSWashington State was already starting to pick up votes in last weeks AP Top 25 and thats only going to increase. It would be a stretch to see the Cougars crack the Top 25 this week, but another win may do it.FINALLY!Washington State became the final FBS team in the country to make a field goal when Powell hit a 36-yard attempt midway through the first quarter to take a 3-0 lead. Powell had missed his first attempts of the season -- one in each game. Powell made another 36-yarder in the fourth quarter.THE TAKEAWAYUCLA: The Bruins continued to have no running game on a night where the weather and circumstances with their quarterback called for having offensive balance. The Bruins rushed for 43 yards on 25 carries, the fourth time in five games UCLA failed to crack 100 yards rushing as a team.Washington State: The Cougars continue to get big production from their trio of running backs. The Cougars rushed for 95 yards, but the trio of Wicks, Morrow and James Williams added eight catches for 65 yards.UP NEXTUCLA: The Bruins return home to host No. 21 Utah next Saturday, their next-to-last home game.Washington State: The Cougars travel to Arizona State next Saturday, the first of two straight road games. Wholesale Indians Jerseys .B. -- The Baie-Comeau Drakkar took over sole possession of first place atop the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League on Thursday with their sixth straight win. Cheap Indians Jerseys Authentic . In the lead up - which seemed to begin the moment Mike Geiger blew the whistle in Houston last Thursday night - the Impact rumour mill went into overdrive. 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RIO DE JANEIRO -- Jill Rankin Schneider no longer has to wonder what its like being at the Olympics, even if shell never know the feeling of actually competing in the games. Cheap Nationals Jerseys Authentic .She was a member of the second U.S. Olympic womens basketball team. But when America boycotted the 1980 Moscow Games, the Olympic window for Schneider -- and many others -- closed.Now Schneider is at the Rio de Janeiro Games working with FIBA thanks to an assist from USA Basketball.This has really been a great experience, Schneider said Sunday after the U.S. routed China 105-62 in womens basketball.FIBA always has someone at each Olympics as an observer who compiles a report for the competition committee. With men and women playing games at separate arenas through the first nine days at the Rio Games, USA Basketball got a call looking for a recommendation.Carol Callan, USA Basketballs director of the national womens team, thought of Schneider.Jill has been doing a lot for us, Callan said. She was a youth 17 national team coach, an Olympian and sort of a nice twist to all of this of course is she was an Olympian when the boycott occurred. So when we asked her to go, it just seemed like a special fit because it gave her an opportunity that she didnt have before.Schneider had never attended the Olympics. Not because of any grudge involving the 1980 boycott. The games simply seemed from another world to Schneider.It was like the Olympics were this huge event you watched on TV, said Schneider. I dont know if I ever envisioned myself being at one.That doesnt mean Schneider, now 58, has completely moved past any bitterness from 1980.Every Summer Olympics, its almost like you relive it because people ask about it, Schneider said. Newspapers at home, TV at home, they always want to talk about it and ask about it and just naturally you think about it. What it wouldve been like to be at the opening ceremonies? What it wouldve been like to really play at the Olympics.Schneider helped the University of Tennessee reach the AIAW national championship game, but after the boycott, she turned to coaching. She was inducted into the Womens Basketball Hall of Fame in 2008 and has coached at Lubbock-Monterey High School in Texas since 1998. She also teaches college algebra.Schneider has been at every womens basketball game in group play and will be at every game in the medal round. She also has gotten to see some rugby sevens, equestrian and shooting near the basketball arena.She also stood for The Star-Spangled Banner at five games won by the Americans, though just off the edge of the court itself.Its kind of nice to be here and get a sense of what it wouldve been like, Schneider said. Of course, it was how many years ago? It was 1980, but its always just something, that lingering kind of disappointment I didnt get to experience it as a player.---Online:AP Summer Games website: http://summergames.ap.org/ Cheap MLB Jerseys . -- Matt Kuchar and Harris English ran away with the Franklin Templeton Shootout, shooting a 14-under 58 on Sunday in the final-round scramble to break the tournament course record. Cheap Nationals Jerseys . After Mondays hard-fought loss, the wait seemed longer than usual. Getting set to go their separate ways for a short Christmas break, the Raptors coach credited his team for their effort on a seemingly impossible three-game road trip, urging them to build on that success when they get back to work at the end of the week. http://www.cheapnationalsjerseys.com/ . It is a cliché dragged out by fans and pundits regularly when discussions take place around which teams are better than others. CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- Matt Murrays broken right hand doesnt hurt in general. Just when the Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender tries to get a firm grasp on his stick.And thats kind of the problem. While the ligament Murray busted diving across the crease while with Team North American in the World Cup of Hockey wont keep him out long-term, for the 23-year-old coming off a Stanley Cup victory, any little setback is tough to take.I was really shocked, Murray said on Monday. Its happened to me before where you jam your thumb ... (usually) it turns out to be a contusion type of thing, a bone bruise. Thats what I thought. I thought it was minor.In the grand scheme of things, it is. And if theres any time a player can miss three to six weeks, its during training camp and the early portion of a regular season that stretches on for more than six months. That doesnt mean Murray has to like it.It kind of sucks not knowing because I dont feeel that bad to be honest, Murray said. Cheap Nationals Jerseys China. Its a bit of a weird thing.A thing that will delay what is the most interesting subplot heading into 2016-17: who will serve as the teams No. 1 goaltender. Murray played capably while backstopping the Penguins to their fourth championship while veteran Marc-Andre Fleury watched even after recovering from a late-season concussion.Coach Mike Sullivan has remained diplomatic entering camp, saying both will get a chance to play extensively. Fleury will start in the exhibition opener on Tuesday in Chicago while Murray waits for his hand to heal. Patience is not one of his virtues.Obviously I want to play but you dont want to push yourself too early and reaggravate it, Murray said. I really dont know. Ive never had an injury to the ligament. Its hard to tell. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
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