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LOS ANGELES -- After nearly getting no-hit and watching one of their most popular players traded Thursday, the Los Angeles Dodgers now get the privilege of facing the Chicago Cubs, owners of the best record in baseball. WHOLESALE JERSEYS CHEAP .The teams square off in a three-game series beginning Friday at Dodger Stadium.The Dodgers took two of three from the rival San Francisco Giants the past three days, but Matt Moores gem in the series finale stood out more than the wins. Moore pitched 8 2/3 innings of no-hit ball before a Corey Seager bloop single ruined the bid in a 4-0 San Francisco victory.The trade of well-liked catcher A.J. Ellis to the Philadelphia Phillies for catcher Carlos Ruiz hours stunned many in the Dodgers clubhouse before the game, but first baseman Adrian Gonzalez said the distraction didnt affect the performance on the field.I think we were ready to go and played our best, said Gonzalez, who had his 17-game hitting streak snapped in an 0-for-3 effort.Southern California native Mike Montgomery (1-1, 2.77 ERA) will face the Dodgers for the first time in his career while making his second start for the Cubs. Montgomery delivered in impressive fashion in his first start on Saturday at Colorado, taking a no-hitter into the fifth inning before departing after allowing a solo homer to Nick Hundley.Overall, Montgomery is 1-0 with a 0.87 ERA in his past five games.Montgomery, who was acquired by Chicago from the Seattle Mariners on July 20, has made 19 career starts in the majors, compiling a 5-7 record with a 4.34 ERA.Cubs catcher David Ross will be playing in his final series against Los Angeles. Ross, who is retiring at seasons end, started his major league career with the Dodgers in 2002.Im just excited about going back to where it all started, Ross told the Chicago Tribune. Being on the West Coast was different for a guy being from Florida. The whole California thing was just different than how I was raised and how things are out here.The Cubs (81-45) were off Thursday after completing a sweep of the San Diego Padres on Wednesday. Chicago has won eight of its past 10 games. The Cubs captured three of four from Los Angeles in a series May 30-June 2 at Wrigley Field.Bud Norris will start for the National League West leading-Dodgers (71-56). Norris last pitched in relief on Monday at Cincinnati, where he gave up for a run on two hits in two-thirds of an inning.Norris (6-10, 4.69 ERA) last started Aug. 19 against the Reds, allowing six runs on seven hits in 3 2/3 innings and taking the loss as the Dodgers fell 9-2. He struck out three and tied a season high with four walks.Since joining the Dodgers on June 30, he is 3-3 with a 5.67 ERA.Norris last faced the Cubs on June 10 as a member of the Atlanta Braves, allowing one run on four hits with six strikeouts and no walks in seven innings, earning the win in the Braves 5-1 victory.For his career, Norris is 5-5 with a 3.39 ERA in 12 career games (11 starts) against the Cubs. CHEAP COLLEGE JERSEYS . -- Peyton Manning will have all of his wide receivers available for the first time in a month when the Denver Broncos begin their playoff run Jan. NFL JERSEYS WHOLESALE . Jason Zucker and Matt Cooke also scored for Minnesota, which has won five of six. Kuemper made five saves in the first, nine in the second, and nine in the third. The rookies best save came with 2:17 left in the third period when he denied former Wild forward Matt Cullen from just outside of the crease on the right side. http://www.wholesalejerseysnflcheapchina.com/ . 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After opening 0-2 on this homestand, they head into their series finale vs. the Red Sox on Sunday night with the trajectory of their season possibly hanging in the balance.Its got to turn around tomorrow, manager Joe Girardi said. This is probably as important (a) game that weve had in July in a long time, tomorrow.Sabathia (5-7) allowed five runs, four earned, in 5 1/3 innings. Boston chipped away at the big lefty by reaching base mostly on soft, well-placed contact and a couple of New York errors until a home run in the sixth by Sandy Leon.I felt good, Sabathia said. Just the result is not coming.Sabathias tough stretch follows a resurgent start to the season. The 35-year-old has allowed 27 runs in his past five starts after yielding just 18 over his first 11.Sabathia gave up nine hits Saturday, including two slow rollers beyond the range of charging third baseman Chase Headley and a soft RBI single by Leon in the fourth.I have to stay focused and know that those plays can turn around, Sabathia said. They arent right now, and thats just been whats killing me so far.Leon drove in four runs and Eduardo Rodriguez again dominated the Yankees in his return from Triple-A while Boston won its season-high sixth straight.Leon hit his second homer this season and the third of his career -- a three-run shot for a 5-1 lead. The catcher has 13 RBI in 20 games this season after compiling eight in 75 career games before that. Hes hitting .458 through 59 at-bats this season.He looks different now, Rodriguez said. 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Glasgow and Edinburgh will hope for a financial injection after Scottish Rugbys member clubs voted unanimously to allow external investment in the countrys professional teams on Friday evening. Cheap Indianapolis Colts Jerseys .A total of 171 votes were cast in favour of the proposal at a special general meeting at BT Murrayfield, hours before Glasgow and Edinburgh kicked off in their respective Guinness PRO12 fixtures.It is hoped the move will give the two clubs greater financial power to keep their best players and compete with their rivals.Scottish Rugby chief executive Mark Dodson said: I would like to thank our member clubs who have turned out in force tonight to support our ambitions to source external revenue for our professional clubs.This was a pivotal moment for the game in Scotland and I am delighted our members have empowered us to move forward.The hard work really does start now and we will now take time to prepare before entering a challenging market with what we think is a compelling and credible investment opportunity.Earlier this month, Glasgow were able to tie Stuart Hogg down to a new contract until May 2019, and it is hoped Fridays decision will keep more players in Scotland.Scottish Rugby president Rob Flockhart said: In recent weeks we have been proactive in sharing with club members what our plans could be if the motion was passed and tonight they have given us a clear endorsement for the way forward.This vote will enable us to not only seek inward investment to the professional sides but also help to secure funding levels to our grassroots game and protect it from rising costs elsewhere in the game. It is a positive outcome and Id like to thank all those who attended for their time, and support. Cheap Colts Jerseys . 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. Cheap Colts Jerseys China . The 31-year-old Spain midfielder hasnt played since Madrid lost in the Copa del Rey final to Atletico Madrid in May due to back and foot injuries. http://www.cheapcoltsjerseyselite.com/?tag=cheap-andrew-luck-jersey . Now, with Game 6 set for Fenway Park and an 8:07 p.m. ET first pitch, the Detroit Tigers face the unenviable task of having to beat the Boston Red Sox twice, on the road, to advance to the World Series. Hugh Bowman has steered Not Listenintome to an upset win in the Group Two Jockey Club Sprint at Sha Tin, a lead-up to the Group One Sprint on Hong Kong International day in three weeks.The former Australian sprinter was sent out at 42-1 and held off the favourite Lucky Bubbles by a half length with 2014 Kong Kong Sprint winner Aerovelocity third.Twelve months ago, after the Hong Kong Sprint, I thought that the 1200 metres was too far for him, or at least for him to produce his best, but obviously after what he produced this afternoon, it makes me very excited going into the international meeting, Bowman told the Hong Kong Jockey Club.Australia will be represented by Rebel Dane in the Sprint onn December 11 with the Gary Portelli-trained horse to tune up with a barrier trial on Tuesday. Cheap Colts Jerseys Authentic. Nine of the 10 races on Sunday were won by Australian jockeys with Hong Kong-based Zac Purton notching four.Fellow Australian jockey Craig Williams added another string to his bow with a Group One victory in Singapore.Williams steered the Stephen Gray-trained Bahana to win Sundays Singapore Gold Cup (2200m).Melbournes reigning premier jockey has now ridden Group One winners in seven countries - Australia, Japan, France, Hong Kong, the UAE, the UK and Singapore. 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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Seven-foot sophomore Isaac Humphries (9 points, 8 rebounds) filled a big inside void with 6-10 freshman Bam Adebayo (five points) hampered by foul trouble.Senior guard Mychal Mulder, a transfer who scored just 12 points last season for the Wildcats, had eight on a team-high two 3-pointers.Before the game Coach (John Calipari) reminded us that theyre young and its their first game, so make sure everything out there is in order, said Briscoe, who worked out for several NBA teams last spring before deciding to return for a second season.Several freshmen did their part with forward Wenyen Gabriel scoring 10 first-half points off the bench. Guard DeAaron Fox added 12 points and broke a 36-year-old program record for assists in an opener with 12, while Malik Monk had 10 second-half points.Isaiah Traylor scored 15 points and Leon Gilmore III had 12 with 11 rebounds for Stephen F. Austin, which lost the debut of coach Kyle Keller. The Lumberjacks outrebounded Kentucky 36-28 but committed 28 turnovers leading to 32 points.BIG PICTUREStephen F. Austin: Despite losing eight players from last years team, the Lumberjacks early on resembled the competitive NCAA Tournament team that upset third-seeded West Virginia before losing by five points to No. 6 seed Notre Dame in the second. They slowed the pace before the Wildcats height and depth took over.Keller became first of three SFA coaches this century to lose his debut, but the Lumberjacks should make a strong push for their first straight Southland Conference regular season title.When we look back on this game, were going to draw on it, said Keller, who took over after being a Texas A&M assistant. Were going to get a lot of confidence from this.Kentucky: Willis followed up last seasons breakout by being the steadying force early, making 3 of 4 field goals with two blocks. He finished with five rebounds. Humphries was a pleasant surprise with Adebayo spending much of the first half on the bench. The Wildcats shot 50 percent but were still outrebounded.Were one of those teams that is so young, Calipari said, not disciplined enough defensively, should be a better rebounding team. We got outrebounded.POLL IMPLICATIONSKentucky is likely to remain in position and wont face that question until after meeting No. 12 Michigan State next week in New York.SELFLESS PLAYCalipari preaches unselfishness to players and brags about his succession of standout point guards that have set the tone, most recently by Tyler Ulis. Fox offered glimpses of being Kentuckys next floor general by breaking Dirk Minniefields old mark of 11 assists against Butler on Nov. 27, 1982.I didnt even realize I was doing it, Fox said. I knew I wasnt shooting the ball well. 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The Pirates waited until Friday to announce a starter and then switched to Tyler Glasnow later that night.Washington manager Dusty Baker had been waiting to see whether his club clinched the National League East title. The Nationals did, with a 6-1 win Saturday night coupled with a New York Mets loss.Naming Cole the starter for Sunday was about the only order of business the Nationals were interested in conducting once Saturdays game ended. There was, after all, a raucous celebration in the visiting PNC Park clubhouse that took a high priority.Let these young men have a great time, back to work (Sunday), Baker said. First step in a four-step process. This step is the hardest to get.And if the Nationals have anything to say about it, just one step.They won the division because we have a group of guys who only think about going out on the field and doing whatever it takes to win every day, shortstop Danny Espinosa said. No one is caught up in individual stats. Our focus since the first day of spring training has been to win the division and then keep going.Washington has eight games left in the regular season to do some fine-tuning before the postseason, beginning with Sundays game.As of Thursday, neither team had revealed a starter for Sunday -- officially, that lookks like TBD. Cheap Soccer Jerseys Authentic. If Washington had not named Cole (1-2, 4.68 ERA), a 24-year-old making his seventh start, it most likely would have been Tanner Roark.On Friday, Pittsburgh named rookie Steven Brault as the guy. But after their 11-inning win that night, they announced a switch to another rookie, Glasnow.The move apparently was made to give Glasnow another look as a starter. Brault is not injured.Glasnow (0-1, 4.11 ERA), a highly touted prospect entering the season, has been in the bullpen most of this month since coming back from a shoulder injury. In three relief appearances, he allowed two runs and seven hits in seven innings with eight strikeouts and three walks.He was aggressive in the zone, Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said of Glasnow as a reliever. He mixed his pitches and I love the tempo hes been using on the mound. Its been in a better place than when he first came up. Trust the catcher and go.Glasnows long-term value, though, is considered to be as a starter.With the switch, Brault went to the bullpen.Its not clear who might pitch in Pittsburghs final regular-season series next weekend in St. Louis. 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A Saturday full of upsets led to a reshuffling of the College Football Playoff rankings, with Ohio State?being the biggest beneficiary. 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The committee members are free to consider many different factors, and although being a division winner has not been discussed as a factor in any of our meetings, nothing prohibits it from being a factor, if thats what any individual committee member thinks. As you know, conference champion is indeed an explicit factor, but division champion is not.Oklahoma?is the highest-ranked Big 12 team at No. 9, and Colorado?rounds out the top 10. They are followed by Oklahoma State, Utah, USC?and West Virginia, all of which moved up in the rankings this week.Auburn?dropped from No. 9 to No. 15 after a 13-7 loss to unranked Georgia that handed the Crimson Tide the SEC West title.Speaking of the SEC West, LSU?made a large leap forward by moving from No. 24 to No. 16 after a road win over previously ranked Arkansas.Florida State?(No. 17) and Nebraska?(No. 18) each moved up one spot, taking advantage of?North Carolinas loss to rival?Duke. 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We havent done that yet, so that means my mission is not complete.Thomas name has been floated around the NFL in advance of the Nov. 1 trade deadline. Browns coach Hue Jackson emphatically stated Thomas would not be dealt earlier in the week.That decision, however, is in the hands of football operations director Sashi Brown and team owner Jimmy Haslam III. They have not spoken on the subject, but the team did negotiate with Denver to trade Thomas last October.It feels good to be loved, so Im hoping they stick to (Hues) word on that, said Thomas, who will turn 32 on Dec. 4. Ive had the experience of going through this before -- my sense is that a trade was close last year -- but I try not to worry about something I have no control over.Obviously, I really want to be here. Its important for me to be part of the turnaround.The 6-foot-6, 312-pounder is one of eight players in NFL history to be selected for the Pro Bowl in his first nine seasons. The other seven are in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.Cleveland drafted Thomas with the third overall pick in 2007, which also was the last time it finished with a winning record. The Wisconsin product has played in all 151 games and for 9,388 offensive snaps, but has never qualified for the playoffs.The Browns are 0-7 heading into their Sunday home game against the New York Jets, making them 47-104 since Thomas came aboard.I still want to be part of it and I really respect the coaching staff, he said. Cheap Senators Jerseys China. I think Jimmy got it right by hiring Hue and his staff, and I think Sashi and the guys upstairs are doing a great job. I think all the pieces are here, its just going to take a little bit of time.Thomas has personal and professional reasons for wanting to stay in Cleveland, where he and cornerback Joe Haden are the faces of the franchise. He is an investor in a suburban barbeque restaurant that will open soon, and is beloved by local fans.Case in point: Thomas was shown on the scoreboard at Game 1 of the World Series between the Indians and Chicago Cubs on Tuesday. He also filmed a congratulatory message for the Cavaliers concurrent NBA championship ceremony, receiving loud cheers at both Progressive Field and Quicken Loans Arena.My wife (Annie) and I certainly feel like were Clevelanders, Thomas said. Just because you werent born somewhere doesnt mean you dont feel like part of the city. We feel like weve got some pretty deep roots here. Theres no reason we want to leave.Game notes QB Josh McCown (fractured left collarbone) has been medically cleared to play against the Jets, while QB Cody Kessler (concussion) is in the NFLs head-injury protocol after being hurt Sunday in Tennessee. Jackson declined to say who will start, citing the latters uncertain status. Today is Wednesday, so tomorrow Cody could be out of the concussion protocol, the coach said. Im not ruling him out. Well see as we go through the week. . The Browns have used six quarterbacks through seven games. Robert Griffin III started Week 1 and fractured his left shoulder, McCown started Week 2 and was hurt, and Kessler has been under center for the last five games. Charlie Whitehurst, Kevin Hogan and wide receiver Terrelle Pryor also have played QB.---AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP-NFL Cheap NFL JerseysCheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From ChinaCheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys' ' '
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Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Virender Sehwag, VVS Laxman and co. preferred using their feet to either get to the pitch of the ball or to use the depth of the crease and score off the back-foot. Even when they swept, it was mostly the paddle-sweep and an occasional regular sweep. Playing the reverse-sweep was simply not an option. Two young batsmen from Karnataka have swept with a lot of authority in Chennai and both had the audacity to attempt the reverse-sweep often too. Are they reflecting how the Indian batsmen of the future will play spinners? Both Rahul and Nair made their first-class debuts after the IPL, and while both have amassed thousands of first-class runs, they have done so without compromising their attacking instincts. Club cricket v first-class cricket v Test cricket The basic difference between the three levels is the frequency of bad balls. In club cricket, you get a couple of hittable balls every over because the quality of bowling isnt high quality. The lack of quality in batting means that every bad ball isnt punished either. In first-class cricket, the frequency of bad balls reduces radically and you perhaps get about one boundary ball in a couple of overs. In Test cricket, there will be longer periods without a boundary ball. In fact, good bowlers make it tough to even rotate strike and that leads to wickets. The England spinners were guilty of bowling one or more hittable balls every over in Chennai.The bouncer-trap against Jadeja It was quite evident that Englands seamers tried the bouncer-trap against Jadeja. Because the ball was new, it was a great plan for someone like Jadeja, who is not known for his defensive skills against short deliveries. While the plan was sound, the absence of a fielder at short-leg in the early part of his innings, didnt allow it to succeed. The moment they had a fielder at short-leg, Jadeja was forced to play shots and one could have easily gone to the fielder in the deep. 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When the recently fired coach of the Vancouver Canucks was faced with the decision of continuing his career with the Dallas Stars or the Rangers, he chose the place that is just a one-hour flight from his family. "I was thinking about the opportunity to coach the New York Rangers, one of the Original Six teams, in this great city," he said Friday at his introductory news conference. "There is not a chance I could pass that up." Vigneault was given a five-year contract about a month after he was dismissed by the Canucks and three weeks after New York fired combustible coach John Tortorella. Vigneault visited his daughters in Montreal and got a clear message from them where they wanted him to go. When he went into the apartment of his 20-year-old daughter, Janie, at college, he saw two mugs on the table -- one with a Rangers logo and the other with a Dallas Stars insignia. Then he received a much clearer signal. "They were sitting on the couch, and they both had Yankee hats on," Vigneault said. "So I said, I know where you want me to go. Ill see what I can do." Visits that had been limited to Christmas and maybe another time during the season can now increase to multiple times per month. "They both like to shop," he said. Vigneault let the Stars know he was taking himself out of the running to be their bench boss and worked out a deal with the Rangers -- one that will reportedly pay him $2 million per season. "I want to win," Vigneault said. "I did find out that it is a lot easier to negotiate yourself a contract when youve got two teams that are after you than just one." With that, he gave Glen Sather, the Rangers president and general manager a hearty pat on the back as those in the room broke out in laughter. "I didnt particularly enjoy that part," Sather said with a smile. Although he has yet to win the Stanley Cup, Vigneault brings a wealth of experience and success into his third NHL head coaching job. His most appealing attribute might be that he is so different than Tortorella -- on and off the ice. That was evident Friday when Vigneault was introduced at Radio City Music Hall. In the short window of time in which he met with media members, Vigneault smiled and joked more times than anyone could remember his predecessor doing in 4 1/2 seasons. The 52-year-old Vigneault brings a welcoming demeanour away from the rink and a more offensive philosophy on it -- in contrast with Tortorellas way of working in the defensive zone and putting a premium on blocking shots in front of star goalie Henrik Lundqvist. "We needed a change in style," Sather said. "You look at the injuries ... we needed to move the puck out quick. That style was peerfect for a couple of years, but it started to wear our team out. Cheap Senquez Golson Jersey. " Vigneault edged out former Rangers captain Mark Messier, longtime former Buffalo coach Lindy Ruff and others. In 11 seasons as an NHL head coach with Montreal and Vancouver, Vigneault is 422-288-35-61 in 806 games. "Im going into this with an open mind," Vigneault said. "I think (players) should be too. Im going in with a clean slate. Lets see what we can write on that slate." Vigneault was interviewed last week during the Rangers organizational meetings in California and then met with team owner James Dolan in New York. "We had a list of 13 candidates and I narrowed it down to nine," Sather said. "It wasnt just between A.V. and Mark." Vigneault and Sather will now work on filling out the coaching staff. It is unknown if Messier, a special assistant to Sather, will remain with the Rangers. Messier, a Hall of Fame player, lacks the coaching experience Vigneault is loaded with. "It was a difficult decision. Weve both grown up with each other," Sather said of passing on Messier. "At this stage, A.V. was the man. Mark has got to decide what he wants to do." Tortorella was fired May 29 -- four days after the Rangers were eliminated by Boston. A year ago, the Rangers reached the Eastern Conference finals. In an odd twist, Tortorella was reportedly offered the job on Friday to replace Vigneault in Vancouver. Sather insisted that no player came to him and asked for Tortorella to be fired. No players were in attendance Friday. "There hasnt been a player who ... complained to me about Torts," Sather said. When asked if Tortorella was stubborn in resisting adopting a more offensive style, Sather had a quick answer. "Maybe beyond stubborn," he said. "He was perfect for us for a few years. Hes going to be perfect for another team, but it was getting to be so hard on some of our players. "We needed to make a change to give them a little fresh life and more of an optimistic view of how to play." Vigneault ranked first on the Canucks list in coaching wins and came within one victory of capturing the Stanley Cup in 2011. In seven seasons, Vigneault was 313-170-57 in the regular season but only 33-32 in the playoffs. In his final two seasons, Vancouver was knocked out in the first round -- including a sweep by San Jose last month. The early-round exits when the Canucks were the higher-seeded team, and losses at home at the starts of the series, were cited by general manager Mike Gillis as reasons for Vigneaults firing on May 22. "There is no doubt in my mind that this organization is committed to winning the Stanley Cup," Vigneault said of the Rangers. Messier captained the Rangers past the Canucks in the 1994 Stanley Cup finals. Vancouver lost another Game 7 in the finals against Boston in 2011. "I saw some of the pictures from the last time this city won the Cup," Vigneault said. "Its real clear to me that there is no better place to win the Stanley Cup than here in New York." 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AUBURN, Ala. Nike Air Force One Basse Donna . -- Before the Auburn Tigers even started fall camp, amid already diminished expectations, they lost their most productive player.Tigers coach Gus Malzahn dismissed tailback Jovon Robinson hours before the first practice, leaving a team already seeking a quarterback with another significant void in the backfield.How well those two jobs get filled will go a long way toward deciding whether Auburn and Malzahns fast-paced offense rebound strongly or continue going in the wrong direction.Malzahn said the leadership is as strong as any team hes had. Theyve got a chip on their shoulder and theyve got something to prove, he said.That starts with the offense, which ranked 110th in passing offense and 94th in total yards thanks largely to the struggles of quarterbacks Jeremy Johnson and Sean White. The result was just a pair of Southeastern Conference wins two seasons after winning a league title and making the national championship game.Robinson emerged as the top runner late in the season though Peyton Barber topped 1,000 yards. Malzahn did not elaborate on the reasons for his dismissal, but it leaves sophomore Kerryon Johnson as the only returning back who logged a carry last season. Fullback Kamryn Pettway has moved to tailback, and Johnson is joined by freshman Kam Martin, a late addition who was released from his scholarship with Baylor.Weve been one of the better rushing teams in our league, I guess, for six years and well continue to be that, Malzahn said.Theyre going to need to be strong on the ground again with no established quarterback and having to replace two of the top three players in an already-thin receiving corps.Defensively, the line is well-stocked with highly rated recruits, including tackle Montravius Adams and end Carl Lawson, who has star potential but has battled injury problems. Guards Alex Kozan and Braden Smith anchor the offense.Graduate transfer T.J. Neal, who started 25 games for Illinois the past two seasons, joins Tre Williams at linebacker. Safety Rudy Ford has led the Tigers in tackles two straight years and cornerback Carlton Davis had a promising freshman season.SEASON OPENEROpening with national runner-up Clemson and quarterback Deshaun Watson, a Heisman Trophy finalist, is a huge challenge for a team trying to rebuild in a number of areas. The good news is its the first of five straight home games.WHOS THE QB? Junior college transfer John Franklin III is trying to challenge Johnson and White, who both had uninspiring stints as the starter last season. Franklin is the biggest running threat, but never won the starting job at either Florida State or junior college and has little experience. Multiple receivers from a strong signing class at the position will also have to step up in the passing game.STEELES DEFENSEKevin Steele is the teams third defensive coordinator in as many years and fourth in five seasons. The veteran former LSU, Clemson and Alabama coordinator is one of five new assistants on Malzahns staff.PREDICTIONThe Tigers have been at their best when outsiders arent expecting much from them -- and at their worst when theyre drawing loads of preseason buzz. After two straight disappointing seasons, they fall in the former category now while picked toward the bottom of the SEC West. There are a few games that seem like toss-ups, but 7-5 seems like a reasonable outcome. To blow past that win total would require improved quarterback play from last season and strides from the defense, plus the emergence of Kerryon Johnson or another tailback as a reliable go-to runner.---AP college football website: collegefootball.ap.org Nike Air Force 1 Offerte . Peter Holland and Brad Staubitz were sent to Toronto on Saturday as the Maple Leafs traded defenceman Jesse Blacker and draft picks to the Anaheim Ducks. 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RIO DE JANEIRO -- The IOC approved the entry of 271 Russian athletes for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics on Thursday, meaning 70 percent of the countrys original team will compete after a doping scandal that has dominated the buildup to the games.Also Thursday, the IOC rule barring Russian athletes with prior doping sanctions from competing in the games was rejected as unenforceable by a sports arbitration panel, a decision which could open the door to further appeals and more Russians being entered.The International Olympic Committee announced the go-ahead for 271 Russian athletes about 24 hours before the opening ceremony of the games. Overall, more than 100 Russians have been excluded, including 67 in track and field.The IOC recently rejected calls from anti-doping organizations to ban Russias entire team following a report by a World Anti-Doping Agency investigator that detailed evidence of state-directed doping and cover-ups.Instead, the IOC asked international federations to examine individual Russian athletes to determine if they should be eligible for the games. The IOC set up a panel of three executive board members to review the entries and make the final call, taking into account the advice of an independent sports arbitrator.After the review, the IOC declared in Thursdays statement: 271 athletes will form the team entered by the Russian National Olympic Committee from the original entry list of 389 athletes.Russian Olympic Committee president Alexander Zhukov told reporters earlier that 271 of his countrys athletes had been cleared.We have good news for the fans of the Russian Olympic team, he said. The majority of the sports have been admitted in full.As of today, Zhukov added, I think there is no other team that is so clean and so carefully controlled than the Russian one.Several international federations announced separately Thursday that they had received the final approval for Russian entries in their events, including boxing, judo, equestrian, volleyball and golf.Russias track and field team remains barred following an earlier decision by the IAAF. Only one athlete, U.S.-based long jumper Darya Klishina, was cleared by the IAAF because she had been regularly tested outside Russia.Meanwhile, the Court of Arbitration for Sport dismissed the IOC rule that bars from the games any Russian athletes with prior doping sanctions, saying it amounts to sanctioning someone twice for one offense. CAS said the rule does not respect the athletes right of natural justice.IOC spokesman Markk Adams told The Associated Press: We respect CAS and will of course follow their decision. Cheap Ronald Darby Jersey. The rule was part of the stricter eligibility criteria set up by the IOC in the wake of McLarens report, which accused the Russian sports ministry of orchestrating a doping program that involved athletes in more than two dozen summer and winter Olympic sports.CAS said the rule goes against the IOCs stated aim to provide the athletes with an opportunity to rebut the presumption of guilt and to recognize the right to natural justice.The CAS ruling came in the cases of Russian rowers Anastasia Karabelshivo and Ivan Podshivalov, who both received two-year doping bans in 2008, and swimmer Yulia Efimova, a bronze medalist at the 2012 London Games who served a two-year ban from 2013-15.CAS rejected the athletes appeal to be granted direct entry into the games, saying it was now up to the international rowing and swimming federations to decide whether to let them in or not.Its not the first time CAS has struck down an IOC anti-doping measure. In 2011, it annulled the IOCs so-called Osaka rule, which would have barred any athlete who had received a serious doping punishment from the subsequent Olympics.Zhukov, the Russian Olympic chief, said earlier that it was discriminatory that Russian track and field athletes without doping links were barred from the games, while U.S. sprinters with previous drug suspensions would be competing.I believe its very unfair that such athletes like Yelena Isinbayeva and Sergei Shubenkov, without any doping history, absolutely clean, cannot participate in the Olympics, however many athletes including American runners like for example (Justin) Gatlin and Tyson (Gay), who were punished for doping many times, will take part in these Olympics, he said. I think this is absolutely unfair.IOC President Thomas Bach again defended the decision not to ban the entire Russian Olympic team, insisting that athletes cannot be punished for the wrongdoing of their government.We had to follow the rules of justice and justice has to be independent from politics, Bach said. You cannot answer to a violation of a law by another violation of a law. This is destroying justice. We had to respect basic principles of natural law.--Follow Stephen Wilson on Twitter: www.twitter.com/stevewilsonap. His work can be found at http://bigstory.ap.org/content/stephen-wilson Cheap NFL JerseysCheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From ChinaCheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys' ' '
WHICITA, Kan. Cheap Tyrod Taylor Jersey . -- Landry Shamet and Daishon Smith each set career highs with 16 points and the Shockers shot 66 percent from the floor in a 116-79 victory over Maryland-Eastern Shore on Sunday.The last time the Shockers scored at least 110 points was against North Texas on March 1, 1962.Austin Reaves scored a career-high 15 points, Zach Brown had 13 points, Conner Frankamp 11 with five assists and Darral Willis Jr. added 11 points, all in the first half, for Wichita State (4-0).Shamet and Frankamp hit consecutive 3-pointers and the Shockers surged early, doubling the Hawks 21 points on Markis McDuffies layup en route to a 62-37 halftime lead. The Shockers shot 73 percent from the floor (19 of 26) in the first half.Smiths 3-pointer with 5:55 left put Wichita State over the 100-point mark.Ryan Andino scored a career-high 27 points on 9-of-15 shooting for the Hawks (0-4), who shot 49 percent from the floor (27 of 55). Cheap Cardale Jones Jersey . The Australian is competing in his final season in Formula One and still looking for his first win this year. He will look to end Vettels run of six straight race wins on Sunday. Webber, who is fifth in the championship, earned his second pole from the past three races and 13th of his career. Cheap Bills Jerseys Authentic . 9. Price, heading to the 2014 Olympics for Canada, was named the First Star after posting wins in three starts with a 1.00 goals-against average and a .971 save percentage. http://www.cheapbillsjerseyselite.com/?tag=cheap-tredavious-white-jersey . Didier Drogba gave away the penalty that put Senegal one goal away from a major upset, but the veteran striker will get another chance -- probably his last -- at the World Cup after Salomon Kalous injury-time strike sealed the Ivorians place in Brazil next year. RIO DE JANEIRO -- The IOC approved the entry of 271 Russian athletes for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics on Thursday, meaning 70 percent of the countrys original team will compete after a doping scandal that has dominated the buildup to the games.Also Thursday, the IOC rule barring Russian athletes with prior doping sanctions from competing in the games was rejected as unenforceable by a sports arbitration panel, a decision which could open the door to further appeals and more Russians being entered.The International Olympic Committee announced the go-ahead for 271 Russian athletes about 24 hours before the opening ceremony of the games. Overall, more than 100 Russians have been excluded, including 67 in track and field.The IOC recently rejected calls from anti-doping organizations to ban Russias entire team following a report by a World Anti-Doping Agency investigator that detailed evidence of state-directed doping and cover-ups.Instead, the IOC asked international federations to examine individual Russian athletes to determine if they should be eligible for the games. The IOC set up a panel of three executive board members to review the entries and make the final call, taking into account the advice of an independent sports arbitrator.After the review, the IOC declared in Thursdays statement: 271 athletes will form the team entered by the Russian National Olympic Committee from the original entry list of 389 athletes.Russian Olympic Committee president Alexander Zhukov told reporters earlier that 271 of his countrys athletes had been cleared.We have good news for the fans of the Russian Olympic team, he said. The majority of the sports have been admitted in full.As of today, Zhukov added, I think there is no other team that is so clean and so carefully controlled than the Russian one.Several international federations announced separately Thursday that they had received the final approval for Russian entries in their events, including boxing, judo, equestrian, volleyball and golf.Russias track and field team remains barred following an earlier decision by the IAAF. Only one athlete, U.S.-based long jumper Darya Klishina, was cleared by the IAAF because she had been regularly tested outside Russia.Meanwhile, the Court of Arbitration for Sport dismissed the IOC rule that bars from the games any Russian athletes with prior doping sanctions, saying it amounts to sanctioning someone twice for one offense. CAS said the rule does not respect the athletes right of natural justice.IOC spokesman Markk Adams told The Associated Press: We respect CAS and will of course follow their decision. Cheap Ronald Darby Jersey. The rule was part of the stricter eligibility criteria set up by the IOC in the wake of McLarens report, which accused the Russian sports ministry of orchestrating a doping program that involved athletes in more than two dozen summer and winter Olympic sports.CAS said the rule goes against the IOCs stated aim to provide the athletes with an opportunity to rebut the presumption of guilt and to recognize the right to natural justice.The CAS ruling came in the cases of Russian rowers Anastasia Karabelshivo and Ivan Podshivalov, who both received two-year doping bans in 2008, and swimmer Yulia Efimova, a bronze medalist at the 2012 London Games who served a two-year ban from 2013-15.CAS rejected the athletes appeal to be granted direct entry into the games, saying it was now up to the international rowing and swimming federations to decide whether to let them in or not.Its not the first time CAS has struck down an IOC anti-doping measure. In 2011, it annulled the IOCs so-called Osaka rule, which would have barred any athlete who had received a serious doping punishment from the subsequent Olympics.Zhukov, the Russian Olympic chief, said earlier that it was discriminatory that Russian track and field athletes without doping links were barred from the games, while U.S. sprinters with previous drug suspensions would be competing.I believe its very unfair that such athletes like Yelena Isinbayeva and Sergei Shubenkov, without any doping history, absolutely clean, cannot participate in the Olympics, however many athletes including American runners like for example (Justin) Gatlin and Tyson (Gay), who were punished for doping many times, will take part in these Olympics, he said. 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