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NEW ORLEANS -- Well, things could be worse. Cheap San Francisco 49ers Jerseys .The New Orleans Pelicans enter Monday nights game at the Smoothie King Center against the Boston Celtics with a 1-9 record. Since they crawled out of the starting gate 1-11 last season, they are closing in on a repeat of that perverse history.The 5-4 Celtics certainly seem to have an excellent chance to hand the Pelicans their 10th loss of the season, especially since it is unknown if forward Anthony Davis will be at full strength after taking an awkward fall in a 126-99 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night.Davis fell to the floor in pain after making a floater in the lane in the third quarter to draw New Orleans within a point of the Lakers. He got up a minute later, holding his lower right back, and went to the locker room for six minutes.When Davis returned, the Lakers led by 13 points and stretched their advantage to as many as 29 in coasting to the win despite Davis game-high 34 points. No other Pelicans starter scored more than seven points.For an All-Star who is single-handedly carrying the Pelicans -- Davis is averaging 31.3 points, 10.7 rebounds and 3.0 blocks a game -- his back is too valuable for New Orleans to jeopardize his long-term health, even if his absence for even one game would make coach Alvin Gentrys job more difficult.The Pelicans have not won in five home games this season.Were in a position where we have not done very good at home at all, and in this league, you have to take care of business at home because its so difficult to win on the road, Gentry said. And we have not done that.The Celtics defeated the Indiana Pacers 105-99 on the road Friday night with an excellent closing spurt from guards Isaiah Thomas and Avery Bradley, who combined to score Bostons final 16 points.Thomas, who scored 23 against Indiana, is playing despite a sprained left middle index finger. X-rays after the game were negative, but Thomas said it has affected his shooting.I tried but I couldnt feel the ball, Thomas said. I didnt shoot it as good and as much as I usually do. Ill try to figure out what I can do to adjust my shot and get comfortable.I feel like (closing) is our role, thats what we are supposed to do, Bradley said.The Celtics have won four consecutive games against the Pelicans. Thomas averaged 27.0 points in Bostons two-game sweep of the Pelicans last season. Davis scored just 16 points in a 111-93 home loss to the Celtics last December and missed the series finale, a 104-97 road loss, because of a knee injury.The one positive note for the Pelicans has been Davis attitude. Despite his teammates shortcomings, Davis has continued to hustle and say all the right things. He is averaging nearly 38 minutes a game, the third-highest average in the NBA. No big man is logging more minutes.My instinct is to go back in and try to help the team in whatever way I could, Davis said. I love the game. I want to play the game. ... Thats what a leader does. Wholesale 49ers Jerseys . Vettel, who has already clinched his fourth straight F1 title, enters the finale with a chance to equal Michael Schumachers 13 victories in a year and match the record of nine consecutive wins by Alberto Ascari in the 1952 and 1953 seasons. Cheap 49ers Jerseys China . In the response filed Wednesday to the complaint by 30-year-old Alexander Bradley, attorneys say the former University of Florida player is invoking his Fifth Amendment right that protects people from incriminating themselves. http://www.cheap49ersjerseysauthentic.com/ . Haas said he "felt a lot of pain" in his right shoulder when he slammed his racket to the ground in frustration after losing his serve at 3-3 in the first set. BERLIN -- Jan-Lennard Struff defeated Hubert Hurkacz 7-6(4), 6-4 6-1 to preserve Germanys World Group status with a 3-2 win over Poland in their Davis Cup playoff on Sunday.Struff needed just over two hours to beat the 19-year-old Hurkacz in the deciding rubber at the clay court Rot-Weiss Tennis Club in Berlin.Earlier, the 20-year-old Marcin Matkowski upset Florian Mayer 6-2, 4-6, 6-2, 6-3 as Poland came from 2-0 down to level the tie.Struff and Mayer wwon their matches on Friday, but Polands doubles pairing Lukasz Kubot and Matkowski beat Germanys Daniel Brand and Daniel Masur to keep Polands hopes alive on Saturday. 49ers Jerseys China. Germany, which lost to the Czech Republic in March, stays in the 16-team World Group for 2017, while Poland returns to Europe/Africa Zone Group I. ' ' ' 
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PROVIDENCE, R. Asics Running Shoes Discount Canada .I. -- A federal judge on Friday refused to dismiss a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission lawsuit that accuses Wells Fargo Securities of defrauding investors in Rhode Islands failed $75 million deal with 38 Studios, the video game company started by former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling.U.S. District Judge Jack McConnell on Friday did agree to dismiss a Wells Fargo banker from the complaint, but the SEC immediately said it would refile the lawsuit against him and address the judges concerns about how the complaint was worded.Also on Friday, court records in a separate lawsuit in state court showed that five current and former state officials have been subpoenaed to testify at trial, including former House Speaker William Murphy, and Amy Kempe, a spokeswoman for Attorney General Peter Kilmartin. That civil trial is scheduled to start in October.The SEC sued Wells Fargo and Rhode Islands economic development agency in March. It accuses them of making materially misleading statements when they sold the bonds used to fund the deal.The SEC says they failed to disclose that 38 Studios needed at least $75 million but would receive only $50 million of proceeds from the bond offering, leaving a $25 million gap. It also alleges that Wells Fargo was receiving substantial fees for representing 38 Studios while also representing the state agency as bond placement agent and failed to disclose them, a potential conflict of interest.Schilling moved his company from Massachusetts to Rhode Island in 2010, after the agency agreed to give it a $75 million loan guarantee. The deal was financed through bonds offered to investors. Less than two years later, 38 Studios ran out of money and filed for bankruptcy.During a hearing Friday on motions to dismiss filed by Wells Fargo and banker Peter Cannava, Wells Fargo argued that no investors have been harmed because all the bondholders have been paid to date.The companys lawyer, Luke Cadigan, said 38 Studios failure in 2012 had started a process of finger-pointing and Monday morning quarterbacking, and pointed out that the U.S. attorney, FBI, state police and attorney general had all looked at the deal and found no criminal conduct.No investors were harmed, no investors were misled, Cadigan said.He said the investors who bought to binds were sophisticated, institutional investors who knew the risks.Cannavas lawyer said his clients life has been turned upside down by the lawsuit.Hes a 30 year-old banker who now finds himself thrown into this fiasco because he was one of many people, involved in the deal, lawyer Brian Kelly said, adding, No doubt the Rhode Island investors got a bad deal here, but thats not Mr. Cannavas fault.The SEC argued it was irrelevant that bondholders have been paid and said their level of sophistication did not matter. SEC lawyer Kathleen Burdette Shields called it a simple and straightforward fraud. She said a bank acts through its employees, and Cannava knew there was a funding gap of $25 million.The judge said the SECs action against Cannava failed to sufficiently show that he acted knowingly or recklessly in the matter. Shields said outside court she would file an amended complaint to address those concerns.While the Rhode Island Commerce Corp. is also named in the SEC lawsuit, it has not made a similar request for a dismissal.In the state court matter, subpoenas filed in state Superior Court showed that Murphy, Kempe and former state budget officer Rosemary Booth Gallogly were subpoenaed last month by a lawyer for First Southwest, which was the financial adviser for economic development agency on the deal.The economic development agency is suing First Southwest and several others, including Schilling and Wells Fargo. That lawsuit has so far resulted in nearly $17 million in settlements. It is scheduled to go to trial in the fall.Murphy, a Democrat, was speaker shortly before the deal came together. His successor, Gordon Fox, is currently in federal prison on unrelated corruption charges.Kempe, at the time, was a spokeswoman for former Gov. Don Carcieri, a Republican who pushed for the deal. Documents released from the lawsuit last year showed that Kempe directed agency staff to call in to radio shows to sell the deal amid harsh public criticism. She ended one email with the line In Schilling we trust!Kempe has said she was just doing her job.One current member of the agencys board, Rhode Island AFL-CIO President George Nee, and a former member, Daniel Sullivan, have also been subpoenaed.Kempe said it is no surprise she was subpoenaed because she was already deposed in the lawsuit. She said Kilmartin had no comment.The other current and former officials and lawyers in the case did not immediately return phone and email messages seeking comment. Cheap Asics Running Shoes Canada .C. -- Rodney Hood connected from all over the court while freshman Jabari Parker was busy swatting shots and scoring in transition. Asics Running Shoes Clearance Sale . The 29-year-old Baines has established himself as one of the top attacking full backs in the country and was the subject of two bids from United during the last off-season. Everton manager Roberto Martinez says that keeping Baines at the club is a "massive boost and exciting for the future" because he brings "maturity and football knowledge in a very specialized position on the pitch" and an "infectious and positive influence to the rest of the squad. http://www.clearanceasicscanada.com/ . -- The plastic that was taped across the lockers in Oaklands clubhouse came down and the champagne that was on ice went back into the cooler. WASHINGTON -- Two big innings were enough for the Washington Nationals to overcome the Atlanta Braves and top prospect Dansby Swansons inside-the-park home run Tuesday night.Pinch-runner Michael A. Taylor scored the go-ahead run on catcher Tyler Flowers throwing error as part of a three-run eighth inning as the Nationals defeated Atlanta 9-7.Youve got to believe and think it and everybody was believing, Nationals manager Dusty Baker said. The power of positive thinking goes a long way, especially in this game. That brought the crowd back into the game.Washington had a five-run third inning for the second consecutive night.We just sometimes cant stay away from that crooked number in one inning, Atlanta interim manager Brian Snitker said.Taylor pinch-ran after Braves reliever Jose Ramirez (2-2) walked Ryan Zimmerman. Taylor stole second and, after Danny Espinosas walk, scored when an off-balance Flowers threw pinch-hitter Ben Reveres bunt attempt well to the left of third baseman Adonis Garcia.I knew if I got my hand on it, it had to be quick, Flowers said. When I went through it all in my head, I imagined it being a little more accurate in my head before it happened. Its a do-or-die play. The game is essentially on the line. I tried to be an athlete and it just didnt work out.Trea Turner then hit a two-run single for Washington, which beat Atlanta for the 13th time in 15 meetings this season.Koda Glover (2-0) retired the only two batters he faced to earn the victory, while Mark Melancon got his 39th save in 42 opportunities.Washington used seven relievers, who combined to retire 17 of the 20 batters they faced.They did a great job tonight, Zimmerman said. Theyve done a really great job all year long, coming into games and keeping us where were at. Theyre not an easy team to pitch to.Nationals right fielder Bryce Harper secured his first career 20 homer-20 steal season with a stolen base in the seventh.Swanson, the 2015 overall No. 1 draft pick, hit an inside-the-park home run in the second inning. The shortstop lined a pitch from Gio Gonzalez over Turner and high off the fence in center field, 399 feet away. The ball caromed toward the infieldd, and Swanson slid home headfirst, easily beating the throw from Harper. Asics Running Shoes Sale Canada. It was his first career home run.Swanson, who made his big league debut Aug. 17, entered the game hitting .236 with four RBI in 55 at-bats. Atlantas previous inside-the-park home run was by Wes Helms on Oct. 7, 2001.It was one of those things where I thought it was going to be my first triple, Swanson said. Then as I kept going, judging by the reaction in the dugout and the crowd, I thought `Maybe Ill get an inside-the-parker. I just kept going.Swansons homer gave Atlanta a 3-1 lead, and the Braves added another run in the third on Freddie Freemans RBI single. But Washington blasted starter Williams Perez in the third inning, collecting three singles before Rendon launched an 0-2 pitch to left for his first career grand slam. Zimmerman chased Perez two batters later with a solo homer.Perez allowed six runs in 2 1/3 innings. Gonzalez didnt fare much better, allowing six runs in three innings.STREAKS CONTINUEOF Ender Inciarte singled twice to extend his hitting streak to 17 games, two shy of his career high. Freeman pushed his hitting streak to 13 games with a single.TRAINERS ROOMBraves: RHP Matt Wisler (sore side) played catch a day after he missed his scheduled start Snitker said Wisler would likely need a couple of side sessions before returning to the rotation.Nationals: Washington recalled INF Wilmer Difo and RHP Lucas Giolito from Triple-A Syracuse. Difo hit .257 with five RBI in 35 at-bats in earlier stints with the Nationals, while Giolito is 0-1 with a 5.63 ERA in four starts in the majors.UP NEXTBraves: RHP Mike Foltynewicz (8-5, 4.31) starts the series finale for Atlanta. Foltynewicz earned a victory in his only previous start this year against Washington, allowing four runs in 5 2/3 innings on Aug. 12.Nationals: Strasburg (15-4, 3.59) will return from the DL and start Wednesday. Strasburg has not pitched since Aug. 17 because of right elbow soreness. He is 2-1 with a 4.26 ERA in three starts against Atlanta this season. ' ' ' 
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COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Two weeks ago, the Texas A&M Aggies were in position to nab a spot in the College Football Playoff after they were ranked fourth in the first installment of the rankings. New Balance Cheap Shoes .Now two straight losses to unranked teams and an injury to quarterback Trevor Knight have the 23rd-ranked Aggies (7-3) looking for a way to end the downward spiral when they host UTSA on Saturday.No one in this building, from players, coaches, people around us, are happy about last two weeks, coach Kevin Sumlin said. No way you can be. Because those are two games we wanted to win and where we were headed and what was at stake were big games.This week, Texas A&M seems likely get a shot of confidence it desperately needs to move on from losses to Mississippi State and Mississippi when the team hosts the Roadrunners, who have only had a football program since 2011.The Aggies host LSU on Thanksgiving to wrap up the regular season. Sumlin and his staff are trying to get the team back on track by stressing what winning the rest of the games could do for their season.When all is said and done, depending on what happens these last two games, it will say a lot about where this team going to be, Sumlin said. Because of what happened in college football the last few weeks, with two games to go, winning those two games could put you in lot of different scenarios that are very positive for this program.The Aggies will look for Jake Hubenak to be more consistent after up and down play since taking over for Knight, who is out for the regular season with a shoulder injury. Hubenak came in for Knight in the first half against Mississippi State and made his second career start last week against Mississippi and threw an interception in both games.UTSA coach Frank Wilson doesnt love playing a non-conference game this late in the season, but he and his team are embracing the challenge of facing a Southeastern Conference opponent.In an ideal world, you like to be in conference because of the parity, he said. But the way the schedule is set it allows us to get up and really measure ourselves against one of the better teams in the country.Some things to know about the UTSA-Texas A&M game:COMING HOMESaturday will be a homecoming UTSAs top two receivers, Josh Stewart and Kerry Thomas, who both grew up in College Station. Stewart has 29 catches for 591 yards and four touchdowns and Thomas has 22 receptions for 303 yards and seven scores.Some guys are late bloomers, Sumlin said. Cant get them all. Those guys will be excited to play here, to be basically back home to play at Kyle Field.CHASING 1,000Texas A&M RB Trayveon Williams needs 124 yards rushing to become the first true freshman in school history to rush for 1,000 yards. Williams had 17 carries for 72 yards last week and has six touchdowns this season.GOING BOWLING?The Roadrunners (5-5) need to win one of their last two games to become bowl eligible for the first time in school history. UTSA won seven games in 2013 but the school was not eligible for a bowl because it was in its final year of reclassifying to the Football Bowl Subdivision.DANGEROUS KIRKTexas A&Ms Christian Kirk leads the nation with three punt returns for touchdowns this season. He is two shy of tying the NCAA record for punt returns in a season set by Chad Owens of Hawaii in 2004 and North Carolinas Ryan Switzer in 2013. 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RIO DE JANEIRO -- The Olympics began in full with the first gold medal going to an American teenager by the fearsome name of Thrasher. There was plenty of rough riding on a punishing cycling course, a smooth opener for Kevin Durant and company, and a difficult loss for Venus Williams.The American mens basketball team romped past China 119-62 Saturday night behind Durants 25 points. Although it was a blowout, bettors in Las Vegas, where wagering on the Olympics is legal for the first time since 1998, were undoubtedly on edge until the final minutes.Japans Kosuke Hagino won the mens 400-meter individual medley in the marquee race in Saturday nights swimming program, albeit a bit less flashy without two of the sports biggest stars. Michael Phelps, the world record holder and two-time Olympic champion, dropped the race for his fifth games and defending champion Ryan Lochte didnt qualify.Virginia Thrasher, a 19-year-old who once had her heart set on figure skating, captured the 10-meter air rifle Saturday. Greg Van Avermaet of Belgium won the grueling road race that left cyclists with a myriad of injuries.Riders rolled off to the sound of crashing waves on Copacabana Beach on a steamy morning hours after Brazils high-energy opening ceremony featuring thumping funk, sultry samba and supermodel Gisele Bundchen sauntering to the tune of The Girl from Ipanema.Showcasing Rios famed beaches and majestic mountains, the mens road race began under clear, sunny skies buzzing with helicopters -- some carrying TV cameras, others from the military to provide security.The brutality of the course became evident over the cobblestone sectors that rattled one cyclist off his bike, cost another his chain and forced Tour de France champion Chris Froome to replace his broken bike.Van Avermaet out-sprinted Jakob Fuglsang and Rafal Majka on the long run to the finish at sun-splashed Copacabana Beach after Italys Vincenzo Nibali and Colombias Sergio Henao crashed while trying to navigate a corner on the final harrowing descent of the 6-hour race.Goalkeeper Hope Solo came up big as the United States fought off France 1-0 in a group stage match at Mineirao Stadium. Carli Lloyd scored the games only goal.Solo became the first goalkeeper, male or female, to reach 200 appearances in international play. Despite the milestone, Solo was still peppered with jeers from the crowd, which was riled up about social media posts she made about the threat of the Zika virus.Thousands of police and soldiers were patrolling the city amid concerns about safety.On Saturday, there wass a scare during the break at the eventing dressage at the Olympic Equestrian Center as a military-looking bullet pierced the roof of the tent and landed on the floor near startled reporters. New Balance Outlet Ireland. The competition was not disrupted and nobody was hurt.Brazilian military and police called it an unfortunate incident, one that came shortly after bomb-disposal experts blew up an unattended bag near the finish line of the mens cycling race.Among the highlights on Day 1:-BOUNCED : Venus Williams, playing her opening match at her record fifth Olympics, lost 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (5) to Kristen Flipkens of Belgium. With U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry watching, the fifth-seeded Williams was broken while serving for the victory at 5-3. She was two points from the win four times but could not close out Flipkens, who is ranked 62nd and only once reached the semifinals of a major tournament.-YOUTH SERVED : Thrasher topped her spectacular spring where she won three NCAA titles and a spot on the U.S. Olympic team by upsetting Chinas Li Du, a two-time gold medalist, to capture the 10-meter air rifle title. She swapped figure skating for shooting after a family hunting trip in which she killed a deer with her first shot.-HANDBALL HOST : Host Brazil upset reigning gold medalist Norway 31-28 in the opening game of the handball tournament. Ana Paula Rodrigues led the way with 12 goals for Brazil, which has never won an Olympic handball medal. As the arena filled with passionate home fans for the early morning game, five straight goals and big saves from goalkeeper Mayssa Raquel Pessoa paved the way for victory.-WOMEN FIRST : France won the first rugby match at the Olympics in 92 years -- and the first ever for women -- beating Spain 24-7 to begin the six-day sevens tournament. Rugby sevens, the fast-pace, condensed form of the game, is the format for the sports return to the Olympic program for the first time since 1924, when the U.S. men won gold in the 15-a-side tournament.-BAD BREAK : French gymnast Samir Ait Saids Olympics ended when he severely injured his left leg while vaulting during team preliminaries. Saids leg bent awkwardly as he tried to land, the sound echoing through the arena. Said writhed on the ground in agony while medical officials tended to him. He exited on a stretcher to a standing ovation.---AP Sports Writer Dave Skretta contributed to this report.---AP Summer Games website: http://summergames.ap.org ' ' ' 
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RIO DE JANEIRO -- With fireworks forming the word Rio in the sky and supermodel Gisele Bundchen shimmering to the tune of The Girl from Ipanema, Rio de Janiero welcomed the world to the first Olympic Games in South America with a serious message underlying the celebration: Lets take care of our planet. Balenciaga Shoes Cheap Ireland .After one of the roughest-ever rides from vote to games by an Olympic host, the city of beaches, carnival, grinding poverty and sun-kissed wealth opened the two-week games of the 31st Olympiad with a high-energy gala celebration of Brazils can-do spirit, biodiversity and melting pot history.The low-tech, cut-price opening ceremony, a moment of levity for a nation beset by economic and political woes, featured performers as slaves, laboring with backs bent, gravity-defying climbers hanging from the ledges of buildings in Brazils teeming megacities and -- of course -- dancers, all hips and wobble, grooving to thumping funk and sultry samba.But Brazil also packaged its party with solemnity, lacing the fun and frivolous show with sobering messages about global warming.Images of carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas, swirling in the Earths atmosphere were followed by projections of world cities and regions -- Amsterdam, Florida, Shanghai, Dubai -- being swamped by rising seas. The peace symbol, tweaked into the shape of a tree, was projected onto the floor of the Maracana Stadium that filed with thousands of athletes from the 207 teams.The heat is melting the icecap, a voice intoned. Its disappearing very quickly.The crowd roared when Bundchen -- the Brazilian supermodel?and wife of?New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady?-- sashayed from one side of the 78,000-seat Maracana Stadium to the other, as Tom Jobims grandson, Daniel, played his?grandfathers famous song about the Ipanema girl tall and tan and young and lovely.In a video preceding the show, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said the games celebrate the best of humanity and appealed for an Olympic truce, calling on all warring parties to lay down their weapons during the two weeks of sporting achievement.There were times after the International Olympic Committee selected Rio ahead of Chicago, Tokyo and Madrid in 2009 when it seemed that the city of 6.5 million people might not get its act together for the worlds greatest sporting mega-event.?The spreading health crisis of the mosquito-born Zika virus kept some athletes away. Promises to clean up Rios filthy waters remained unfulfilled. The heavy bill for the games, at least $12 billion, made them unpopular with many. Heavily armed security stopped a small group of protesters from getting close to the stadium ahead of the ceremony.But with more than a dash of gambiarra, the Brazilian art of quick-fixes and making do, Rio is ready.The honor of declaring the games open will fall to Michel Temer, Brazils unpopular interim president, standing in for suspended President Dilma Rousseff. Her ouster less than four months out from the games for alleged budget violations was one of the many complications that roiled Brazils Olympic preparations and impacted the opening ceremony itself.Fewer than 25 foreign heads of state were expected, with others seemingly staying away to avoid giving the impression of taking sides amid Brazils leadership uncertainty.As Brazilian officials took their seats in the stadium, there were shouts of out with Temer from sections of the crowd.Jamaicas Usain Bolt, the two-time defending champion in the Olympic 100- and 200-meter races, skipped the ceremony as expected. Bolt announced his decision earlier in the day.Friday was the fourth anniversary of Bolt winning the gold in the 100 at the London Games.Greece, the historical and spiritual home of the games, led the march by athletes into the stadium. They were being joined by a first-ever Refugee Olympic Team of 10 athletes, displaced from Syria, South Sudan, Congo and Ethiopia. Their flag-bearer, Rose Nathike Lokonyen, fled war in South Sudan and ran her first race in a refugee camp in northern Kenya.The athletes were given tree seeds, plus cartridges of soil. When they sprout, they will be planted in a Rio park.With USA emblazoned on the back of his jacket, Michael Phelps carried the flag for the U.S. team, the largest with 549 competitors. At his fifth and last Olympics, it was the first time the record holder of 22 medals had marched in an opening ceremony, having skipped previous ones to save energy for competition.On behalf of all 11,288 competitors (6,182 men; 5,106 women), a Brazilian athlete will pledge an oath that they wont take banned drugs -- a promise likely to ring false to many fans after the scandal of government-orchestrated cheating in Russia.While it escaped a blanket ban, Russia is paying the price in the shape of a smaller team, whittled down from a 389 athletes to around 270.Iran picked a woman, archer Zahra Nemati, as flag-bearer for its team made up overwhelmingly of men. Another woman pushed Nematis wheelchair. She was paralyzed in a car accident as a teenager.After the grandeur of Beijings opening ceremony in 2008 and the high-tech, cheeky inventiveness of Londons in 2012, Rios was earthier and less swish but more sobering with its gloomy environmental look at the future and deliberate penny-pinching. Creative director Fernando Meirelles said their budget, slashed by half as Brazils economic recession bit ever harder, is 12 times less than London, 20 times less than Beijing.It is pretty tacky to be overspending, he said. It is not a good message for the world. When 40 percent of the homes in Brazil have no sanitation, you cant really be spending a billion reals for a show.In the end I feel good that I am not spending money that Brazil hasnt got.After Brazils most famous athlete -- soccer star Pele -- said he will not appear, the Olympic mystery of who might light the cauldron remained intact.The cauldron was designed by American sculptor Anthony Howe, who told The Associated Press he was inspired by life in the tropics. There will be two cauldrons in Rio, one at the Maracana and another open to the public in downtown Rio. Cheap Authentic Balenciaga Shoes . No. 13-seeded John Isner and No. 21 Philipp Kohlschreiber were among six players who dropped out of the tournament on Tuesday, joining No. 12 seed Tommy Haas and two other players who withdrew on Monday. Balenciaga Shoes On Sale . -- Ty Montgomery had 290 all-purpose yards and two touchdowns, and fifth-ranked Stanford held on to beat No. http://www.cheapbalenciagaireland.com/ . 10 VCU 85-67 on Thursday night at the Puerto Rico Tip-Off. The Seminoles (4-0) have scored at least 80 points in each of their games. OAKLAND, Calif. -- With Jake Arrieta and Jon Lester holding down the front end of the rotation, the Chicago Cubs were already in good shape to make a playoff run in the fall.Kyle Hendricks is almost certain to be a big part of that as well, especially if he keeps pitching like he has the past three months.Hendricks added to his already impressive season with another strong outing, pitching into the eighth inning for his fifth win since June to help the Cubs beat the Oakland Athletics 3-1 Sunday and complete a three-game sweep.I think he can be effective any time, Chicago manager Joe Maddon said. The gun doesnt say a big number but after those changeups and the curve ... if he elevates at 90, I promise you, and you can see the reaction of the hitters, that 90 is a lot quicker than it reads on a scoreboard.Hendricks (11-7) was dominant against an As team that lost for the eighth time in nine games, Chicagos right-hander allowed three hits over 7 1/3 innings, struck out four and retired 17 straight before Marcus Semiens one-out home run in the eighth.Hendricks lowered his ERA to 2.17, second-lowest in the majors among qualifiers behind the Dodgers Clayton Kershaw.When youre rolling like this you try to stay in that same mindset, keep doing your same work, Hendricks said. I just fell behind Semien 3-1 and said, `Here it is, and he hit it.Pedro Strop retired two batters and Aroldis Champan pitched the ninth for his third save since arriving in a trade from the New York Yankees on July 25.Kris Bryant and Jorge Soler both homered off As starter Sean Manaea (3-7). Bryants home run was his 27th this season, one more than the two-time All-Star had in 2015 when he was the NLs rookie of the year.The Cubs seventh straight win improved them to a major league-best 69-41 and marked their 10th series sweep this season. That topped their mark from a year ago, and increased their lead in the NL Central to 11 1/2 games over St. Louis.Bryant and Soler finished with two hits apiece for the Cubs. Bryant homered leading off the sixth while Soler -- who homered in the series-opener Friday after being activated from the disabled list earlier in the day -- hit his seventh home run this season leading off the seventh. Discount Balenciaga. nthony Rizzo added an RBI double in the eighth.The As had not scored in 19 consecutive innings before Semien hit his 23rd home of the year, a towering solo shot that ended Hendricks day.We couldnt do enough offensively to put any pressure on them, Oakland manager Bob Melvin said. We needed to score more runs to give (the starters) some help.LEAVING THEM ONThe Cubs missed numerous chances to break the game open. Wilson Contreras and Javier Baez struck out to end the second after Chicago put runners on the corners. The Cubs loaded the bases with no outs in the third but failed to score, then stranded three more runners on base in the eighth. Their pitcher escaped a lot of moments but he did have really good stuff, Maddon said. We had a chance to score many more runs than we did.TRAINERS ROOMCubs: Soler handled the DH duties in all three games against the As but that will change when Chicago opens a two-game series against the Los Angeles Angels at Wrigley Field on Tuesday. Soler will be back in the outfield, most likely in left where he has started 34 games this season.Athletics: RHP Sonny Gray was placed on the disabled list with a strained right forearm. Its the second stint on the DL for Gray, who was pulled from his start against the Cubs on Saturday after only five innings. ... Chris Smith, a right-handed reliever, was called up from Triple-A Nashville to replace Gray on the roster.UP NEXTCubs: RHP John Lackey (8-7) pitches the opener against the Angels. Lackey has one win in his last two starts after a five-game losing streak.Athletics: RHP Kendall Graveman (7-7) faces the Orioles on Monday at the Coliseum. He has been Oaklands most consistent pitcher over the past two months, with six wins in his previous 12 starts. ' ' ' 
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EAST RUTHERFORD, N. Running Shoes Canada Online .J. -- In his rookie season as coach, Ben McAdoo has taken the New York Giants into somewhat neglected territory.The Giants (8-3) are in the playoff hunt for the first time since 2012, a year they faltered down the stretch, winning two of their last five games to finish 9-7.Despite riding a six-game winning streak and the second best record in the NFC, New York is going to have to work to make the playoffs for the first time since winning the Super Bowl in February 2012.It has the AFC North co-leading Steelers (6-5) in Pittsburgh on Sunday. NFC East leader Dallas (10-1), whose only loss is to the Giants, is at MetLife Stadium on Dec. 11, followed by NFC North-leading Detroit (7-4) on the 18th.Four days later, the Giants face the rival Eagles on the road, and close out the schedule at Washington on Jan. 1. The Redskins (6-4-1) have the second-best record in the wild-card race, right behind the Giants.For a team that has not put it all together this season, especially on offense, the playoffs are not guaranteed.As a team, where do we go from here? McAdoo asked. Its December football. This is where the real football begins. All our hard work to this point has set the table for December. Its an exciting time against a lot of playoff teams and playoff environments. The margin for error is small. This is where our identity needs to take over.The Giants identity has been that of a team that gets things done. For the most part, it has been star players stepping up and making plays.In the 27-13 decision over the Browns (0-12) on Sunday, defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul led the way with seven tackles, three sacks, a forced fumble and a fumble return for a touchdown. Eli Manning added three touchdown passes, including two to Odell Beckham Jr.The constant in the winning streak has been the play of the defense, which has been led by safety Landon Collins.McAdoo insists the Giants wont be focused on making the playoffs.I think its important to address the elephant in the room, so to speak, McAdoo said. Everything gets cranked up a notch in December with everyone jockeying for position. We just need to make sure we play our best football moving forward.If any group has to step up, its the offense. It has been inconsistent most of the season, especially the running game.While the Giants scored 27 points against the Browns, the defense set up the first touchdown with a turnover at the Cleveland 31 in the second quarter. Pierre-Pauls return got another touchdown.Special teams also need to improve. Cleveland got three points after Bobby Rainey muffed a punt, and a Mark Herzlich holding penalty nullified a punt return for a touchdown by Beckham in the fourth quarter.I think its great that we have players that can change the game in one play, McAdoo said. We need to be mentally dialed-in to play a complete game at all three phases for four-plus quarters. We really need to cash in on that in December.Game notes McAdoo refused to say whether Beckham would continue to return punts down the stretch. ... Herzlich and safety Nat Berhe were hurt in the game and are starting the week in the concussion protocol. Its the second time this season for Berhe. ... Rookie receiver Sterling Shepard not only failed to catch a pass for the first time this season, he also was not targeted. McAdoo called it unfortunate. Were not completing enough balls or moving the chains as much as we need to move the chains for everyone to get involved. ... Its too early to tell whether Gs Justin Pugh (knee), Brett Jones (calf) and Marshall Newhouse (knee) will be able to practice this week, McAdoo said. ... McAdoo did not know if RB Shane Vereen, who has been on injured reserve with a triceps injury since Week 3, would practice this week.---For more NFL coverage: http://www.pro32.ap.org and -http://www.twitter.com/AP-NFL Clearance Running Shoes Canada . Terms of the deal were not immediately available. The 26-year-old finished last season with Clevelands Triple-A affiliate in Columbus after signing with the Indians in August. Running Shoes Canada Outlet . Giroud, who wasnt in the starting lineup for two matches after allegations about his private life and a decline in form, scored twice in the first half. Tomas Rosickys chip made it 3-0 before half time at Emirates Stadium, while defender Laurent Koscielny scored an unmarked header in the second half. http://www.runningshoesoutletcanada.com/ .25 million option on reliever Jose Veras. The Rocket League Championship Series (RLCS) has come roaring back from last season with upsets, tight series and some incredible comebacks even before League play begins. This past Saturday, the top 64 of the North American RLCS Open Qualifier played out to give us the eight teams that will move on to League play, and further, in the next three months.The winners bracket seemed to be going according to plan early on with the expected performers -- G2, Kings of Urban, Exodus and Revival -- looking to go through easily. That is, until G2 Esports, the current world champions, ran up against the boys from Take 2. In what was possibly one of the biggest upsets in the entire tournament, Take 2 managed to bring G2 down with a convincing 3-1 win, and qualify for League play.Following that shock, Kings of Urban comfortably sent Selfless to the losers bracket to qualify, reestablishing business as usual. In the third qualification match, Revival, gifted a qualification due to the previous weekends troubles of Trinity and Genesis, faced off against Thats Pretty Neat (TPN). In what was expected to be a clean victory for Revival, TPN managed to take it to game five before Revival found their form and closed out the set. The final winners bracket qualifying match, featuring Exodus and the upstart Deception, ended in a rather expected win for Exodus.The losers bracket was a much more unexpected wild ride for the teams and viewers alike. In qualifier match 1, G2 pulled their own take 2 and rode the 3-0 over Classic Stanley to move into League play and avoid a very lackluster performance ovverall. Cheap Running Shoes Online Canada. Qualifier match 2 ended up being the match of the tournament. Vendetta, who had lost to Deception in an upset, found themselves playing Selfless, who were the clear favorites. In a very tight five-game series, Selfless, the rising stars of the Rocket League scene, were defeated by Vendetta. Vendetta qualify off the back of a shaky tournament overall, but the win over Selfless will give them the hope to perform much better in League play.Qualifier match 3 pitted Genesis against TPN with Genesis coming off the back of a strong 3-0 against Trinity and TPN coming from a very tight 2-3 loss to Revival. Genesis took the match 3-1 and qualified into League play hoping to continue their recovery of form. The final match featured the high-flying Deception who sought to qualify when in reality no one had expected them to even come this close. Wild Card were in a similar position, but in the end Deception took the series 3-0 and in the surprise of the day managed to qualify for RLCS League play.RLCS is most definitely back in full force with the underdog stories and upsets ready to wow once more. Can G2 show the level of play they have showed in the past when it matters? Can Take 2 continue playing at the very highest level? Will Deception manage to rise to the challenge of the League play? All of these questions will be answered over the coming months as teams from North America and Europe compete for $250,000 in prizes over the season. ' ' ' 
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PHILADELPHIA (5-4) at SEATTLE (6-2-1)Sunday, 4:25 p. Cheap Nike MLB Jerseys .m. ET, CBSOPENING LINE -- Seahawks by 6RECORD VS. SPREAD -- Eagles 5-4, Seahawks 5-4SERIES RECORD -- Tied 7-7LAST MEETING -- Seahawks beat Eagles 24-14, Dec. 7, 2014LAST WEEK -- Eagles beat Falcons 24-15; Seahawks beat Patriots 31-24AP PRO32 RANKING -- Eagles No. 10; Seahawks No. 2EAGLES OFFENSE -- OVERALL (17), RUSH (8), PASS (26).EAGLES DEFENSE -- OVERALL (6), RUSH (13), PASS (7).SEAHAWKS OFFENSE -- OVERALL (20), RUSH (30), PASS (11).SEAHAWKS DEFENSE -- OVERALL (9), RUSH (9), PASS (10).STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES -- Eagles 3-2 all-time at Seahawks, lost last meeting in Seattle in 2011. ... Eagles are 4-0 at home, 1-4 on road. ... Eagles rank second in NFL in time of possession (32:28) and first in second-half time of possession (17:44). ... Philadelphia has scored at least 20 points in 11 straight games, longest streak in league, and have outscored opponents 126-55 in second half, including 77-19 in third quarter. ... RB/PR Darren Sproles became just second player in NFL history with at least 500 career receptions, rush attempts and kickoff and punt returns, joining former Falcons WR/KR Eric Metcalf. ... Sproles has 360 receptions since 2011, most among rookies. ... RB Ryan Mathews has career-high eight TDs (7 rushing, 1 receiving). ... QB Carson Wentz ranks second among rookies in yards passing (2,121) and TDs (9). ... WR Jordan Matthews has more receptions (48) than rest of Philly WRs combined (47). ... Last time Eagles allowed 160 or fewer points in first nine games was 2004 (152 points). ... Philly tied for sixth in NFL with 16 takeaways. Eagles are 3-1 (.750) when forcing multiple turnovers. ... Philadelphia special teams have league-high 12 TDs since 2013. ... Seahawks have led or been within one score in fourth quarter of 87 straight regular-season games. ... Seahawks coach Pete Carroll needs one win to reach 100 regular-season victories and would be 39th coach in league history to reach mark. ... Seahawks outscoring opponents 125-72 in first half. ... QB Russell Wilson has thrown 17 TDs and two interceptions in past eight home games. ... RB Thomas Rawls expected to play for first time since Week 2 leg injury. ... Rookie RB C.J. Prosise had 153 yards from scrimmage last week. Prosise had seven catches for 87 yards. ... WR Doug Baldwin with three TD catches last week. Since start of last season, Baldwin has 19 TD catches. ... DE Frank Clark has sack in four straight. ... LB Bobby Wagner needs seven tackles to be first player in team history with five straight seasons of 100 tackles. Wagner leads NFL with 93 tackles. ... SS Kam Chancellor named NFC defensive player of week with eight tackles and forced fumble last week. Fantasy Tip: Seahawks not tipping how carries will be split between Rawls and Prosise. Better option would be Prosise because of pass-catching ability.---For more NFL coverage: http://www.pro32.ap.org and http://www.twitter.com/AP-NFL Authentic MLB Jerseys Outlet . Robredo, ranked No. 16, bounced back from an upset loss to Leonardo Mayer in the second round of the Royal Guard Open in Chile last week to down Carreno Busta in 1 hour, 25 minutes. On a day filled mostly with qualifying matches, fifth-seeded Marcel Granollers of Spain also entered the second with a 7-5, 3-6, 6-2 win over Aljaz Bedene of Slovenia, while Guido Pella of Argentina defeated Guillermo Garcia-Lopez of Spain 7-6 (6), 6-4 to advance. MLB Jerseys Outlet . Marincin has played in two NHL games so far this season with two penalty minutes. The 21-year-old has three goals, four assists and a plus-5 rating in 24 games with the American Hockey Leagues Oklahoma City Barons this season. http://www.jerseysmlbwholesale.com/ . -- Josh Sterk scored once and set up two more as the Oshawa Generals edged the visiting Belleville Bulls 3-2 on Friday in Ontario Hockey League action.OMAHA, Neb. -- Kenny Perry is getting the hang of these majors. He only wishes it had happened sooner. Perry completed a masterful performance with a 7-under 63 on Sunday that gave him a five-shot win over Fred Funk in the U.S. Senior Open. The 52-year-old Kentuckian won his second straight senior major with a flurry. His 64-63 finish and the 10-shot deficit he overcame after 36 holes set tournament records. His 13-under total of 267 matched the lowest four-round score. "It all came together. Why, after all these years?" Perry said. "Here I am, (almost) 53 years old, and it finally came together for me." On the regular tour, Perry won 14 times but was best known for collapses in the 2009 Masters and 1996 PGA Championship. Those memories haunted him again in May when he squandered a three-shot lead with six holes to play in the Senior PGA Championship and lost by two to Kohki Idoki. Just as he did two weeks ago in the Senior Players Championship at Fox Chapel, Pa., where he won by two shots over Fred Couples and Duffy Waldorf, Perry came from well behind to win in the hills and heat at the par-70 Omaha Country Club. "This is by far the biggest tournament I ever won," Perry said. "I lost the playoff at the Masters and the PGA playoff. I didnt get the job done. Now to have a USGA title, its an Open, its our Open, its what the players play for. "To finally get it, even though its a Senior Open, I still regard it as a very high honour." Perry, who started Sunday two shots behind leader Michael Allen, was in front to stay after he birdied the second and third holes and Allen bogeyed the third. Perrys 63 matched Allens Friday score for best round of the tournament and was the best ever in a U.S. Senior Open final round. "He put it to us," Funk said. "Six under yesterday, seven today, back-to-back. Its kind of what he did two weeks ago at Fox Chapel. He just smoked the field on the weekend. He just lapped us." Perry made par over the last three holes. A wide smile crossed his face as he tapped in for par on 18. He dropped his putter, raised both arms and waved his visor to the gallery. Perry iss the ninth player to win consecutive senior majors. Wholesale Baseball Jerseys. He said he wouldnt go for three in a row. Hes staying home to rest rather than play the British Senior Open in two weeks. Perry had six birdies and one bogey on his way to a 5-under 30 on the front nine Sunday. He started a run of four straight birdies when he blasted out of the sand to within 5 feet on No. 6. By the time he made the turn, he was three shots ahead of the fading Allen. Things momentarily got interesting when Rocco Mediate made a 10-foot putt on No. 15 for his third straight birdie to get within two shots. Over on the par-5 14th, Perry was buried in the left rough. He chipped into the fairway and was left with 130 yards to the pin. He knocked his wedge within a foot, yelling "Be right" as his ball plopped onto the green and rolled toward the cup. After the tap-in, another birdie on No. 15 and Mediates bogey on 16, Perrys lead was up to five and he was well on his way to his fourth win since he joined the Champions Tour in 2010. Perry said Mediates late run helped him keep his focus. "I was like, Oh, oh, weve got to keep going. Weve got to put the hammer down and work on out, " Perry said. "Sometimes when you get leads, you kind of hang onto that lead. I didnt want that cushion. I wanted to push it on out there. I wanted a five-shot lead coming down to the last hole." Funk, the 2009 champion, was runner-up for the second straight year and third time since 2008. He was tied with Perry after the third round but couldnt make much headway, shooting a final-round 68. Mediate (66) and Corey Pavin (67) tied for third at 7-under 273. The 54-year-old Allen needed acupuncture treatments for a pinched nerve in his neck to be able to play the last three rounds. His five-shot lead through 36 holes was the largest in tournament history. He followed his course-record 63 on Friday with a pair of 72s that left him in fifth place. "Todays round was probably the greatest round Ive ever played," Perry said. "I just was spot on with all my irons. I putted like Ben Crenshaw. Its just been a remarkable month. Ive had a great run." ' ' ' 
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PHILADELPHIA -- The Atlanta Falcons entered Sundays game boasting the leagues top offense, but Eagles cornerback Leodis McKelvin felt there was a weakness to exploit. Cheap Air Force 1 Outlet Canada .I was telling the defense, this is the type of team, they are a front-runner. They are a front-running team, he said. If you go out there and make some stops, they eventually are going to be dying down.McKelvin started the game as a spectator due to a hamstring injury but was called into action after fellow corner Nolan Carroll II left with a concussion.McKelvin factored into several plays, and he ended up with the game-sealing interception, which he said was the result of the Falcons going to the same well one too many times.They actually ran the same play back-to-back, McKelvin said. Dont do that. That was just a bad mistake. They ran the same play back-to-back, and I made a play.It wasnt all pretty for McKelvin. He bit badly on a fake by Falcons wide receiver?Taylor Gabriel that led to a 76-yard touchdown, then failed to take advantage of a couple opportunities, including a gift interception down the stretch that could have iced the game. He got a shot at redemption, however, and cashed in with the late pick.Third time is the charm, he said with a smile. They came back with the same play.The Falcons came into the game boasting the leagues top offense, ranking first in scoring (34 points per game) and second in both passing and total yards per game. The Eagles defense held the Falcons to just one touchdown and a season-low in points in a 24-15 victory at Lincoln Financial Field.Ryan finished the game 18-of-33 for 267 yards with 1 touchdown and 1 interception. Wide receiver?Julio Jones had his typically productive day, catching 10 balls for 135 yards, but was kept out of the end zone and had a key drop with 5 minutes, 26 seconds remaining.Hey, man, aint nobody perfect, as you all can see. I mean, hes a great player, you all see that as well. Great players mess up sometimes, said McKelvin. Great players drop balls. ... Hes still a great player, but, thank you, Julio.McKelvin was asked for his thoughts overall on the Falcons offense after seeing them up close.We played Pittsburgh ... they were saying that they were one of the high-powered offenses coming into this game, theyve got Antonio Brown?--?that was no different to this game, said McKelvin. They ended up coming in here being the No. 1-ranked offense in the NFL, and were one of the top defenses in the NFL, so, defense wins. Thats how I see it. Authentic Nike Air Force 1 Wholesale . The nimble-footed quarterback got his wish, dashing through the snow and a weary defence all the way into the NCAA record book. Air Force 1 Clearance Sale . JOHNS, N. http://www.cheapnikeairforce1canada.com/ . The Americans, skipped by John Shuster, seized the advantage in the eighth end by scoring five points for a 7-3 lead. The Czechs pulled two back in the ninth, but Shusters team of third Jeff Isaacson, second Jared Zezel and lead John Landsteiner ended with another point to secure the last Olympic berth on offer. Melbourne City are yet to reveal their plans for Tim Cahill in Saturday nights Melbourne derby but regardless of whether the Socceroo starts the match, fireworks are guaranteed.Cahill, a substitute with the national team in Tuesday nights 1-1 draw with Japan, will make his A-League debut this weekend in the furnace of a Melbourne derby.Teammate Anthony Caceres backed the 36-year-old to leave his mark against Melbourne Victory, whatever the role handed to him by coach John van t Schip.Hes kept himself in top notch. Hes back and ready to go, he said.Cahills service with the Socceroos resulted in an absence from club training for 10 days in the lead-up to the match but Caceres believes his experience would override any negative consequences.The 24-year-old said he was struck by the different emotions that the striker had brought to the club since signing.To the playing group, Cahill delivers a calmness, an assuredness but, to the fans, its something else entirely.Having Tim around builds excitement, he said.Hes achieved great things and he wants to achieve things here. Hes not here for a holiday - hes looking to help the game grow and have his presence felt, he said.Cahill isnt the only one whose place in the starting 11 is in doubt.Van t Schip has assembled possibly the A-Leagues deepest bank of attacking talent,, including Cahill and golden boot winner Bruno Fornaroli. Wholesale Air Force 1 Canada. Argentines Nicolas Colazo and Fernando Brandan will contend to start, along with title-winning pair Bruce Kamau, Nick Fitzgerald and youngsters Steve Kuzmanovski and Braedyn Crowley.Despite proving the match winner last week, Caceres said he wasnt even sure whether he would start at Etihad Stadium.Competition for places in our squad this year is very, very strong, he said.I see that as a positive thing. Were all on the same page working towards one goal which is trying to achieve something this year.Whether my role is to start or come off the bench, hopefully we get the win and thats the important thing.That attacking squadron will need to fire, especially given City are without first-choice goalkeeper Thomas Sorensen.Sorensen showed his class in Citys last derby victory, making an incredible 12 saves to deny Victory and hold on for a 2-1 win.Caceres backed reserve gloveman Dean Bouzanis to make his first City start a memorable one.He came on against Wellington and held his own ... a couple of crucial saves to keep us in the lead, he said.Deano is confident and looking good at training and I think hes ready to go. ' ' ' 
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Can Alabama repeat as College Football Playoff champions? Do Deshaun Watson and Clemson have the goods to get back to the title game again? Does Year 2 of the Jim Harbaugh Era mean a playoff run for Michigan?So many questions . Cheap Browns Jerseys Authentic ... good thing we have enough experts and data to provide an answer to any and all of your 2016 queries. With help from ESPN Insiders, plus a healthy dose of ESPNs Football Power Index, we were able to plot out how the whole year would play out.A hint: As much as things stay the same (hello, Bama and Clemson at the very top), look out for a bunch of CFP party crashers.New quarterback, new running back, new defensive coordinator ... no problem in Tuscaloosa, where the Tide begin 2016 the same way they ended last season: at the top of the college football heap.READ MORESure, last year ended with heartbreak in the CFP title game. But with QB Deshaun Watson and RB Wayne Gallman back, a repeat trip is entirely possible -- and so is a different outcome in that final game.READ MOREOU lost four first-team All-Big 12 defensive players, but QB Baker Mayfield and RB Samaje Perine may be the best backfield duo in the country. Well know a lot about the Sooners ... er ... sooner rather than later, with games against Houston, Ohio State, TCU and Texas in the first six weeks of the season.READ MOREFiguring out a starting quarterback is a predicament for coach Jimbo Fisher. But what the QB has to do is easy: Hand the ball to RB Dalvin Cook.READ MOREAfter a 9-3 season that left LSU fans unfulfilled, the Tigers bring back 17 starters -- and one of them is RB Leonard Fournette. So yes, ?consider LSU a national title threat.READ MORENobody wanted to be playing Ohio State at the end of last season. And even though the Buckeyes lost a historic crop of players to the NFL, opponents may again not want anything to do with the Buckeyes come the 2016 postseason.READ MOREThe Cardinal may be even better in 2016 than they were in 2015. And that Christian McCaffrey guy may just top last seasons record-breaking performance.READ MOREWith its four top receivers returning, a stout defense and a friendly schedule cushion to start 2016, Michigan ought to open 7-0. Unbeaten Jim Harbaugh in late October? Yes, please.READ MOREThree potential future first-round NFL draft picks on defense. QB Joshua Dobbs and a running back duo of Jalen Hurd and Alvin Kamara. Yep, the Vols are stacked for an SEC championship run.READ MORETorii Hunter Jr. & Co. may not yet know who will be throwing him the ball, but the Notre Dame offense ought to be just fine. Itll help that the Irish have only three true road games, too.READ MOREQB Chad Kelly could be the best quarterback in the country ... and he isnt shy about saying so. Can Ole Miss make up for massive losses elsewhere, though?READ MOREThe Cougars have the talent -- and every intention -- to crash the CFP party this postseason. Beating OU on Sept. 3 will be a huge first step.READ MORENew starting QB ... terrible loss to end last season ... ranked outside the top 10. In other words, LJ Scott and Sparty are exactly where they want to be.READ MORECan QB Jake Browning and the Huskies be true sleepers with the hype tidal wave that is growing behind them?READ MORESure, the starting lineup looks very different from a year ago. But RB Kyle Hicks (4.8 yards per carry in 2015) is returning, and hes not the only potential star moving up the depth chart.READ MOREThe schedule is brutal, and that might be an understatement. But the roster is impressive, and that may be an understatement, too.READ MOREThe Pac-12 should be a ton of fun in 2016. And Fun Guy to Watch No. 1 could be QB Josh Rosen.READ MOREDawgs RB Nick Chubb is a handful to tackle. Backup Sony Michel is no picnic, either. And that makes Georgia dangerous.READ MOREThe Cardinals are solid almost everywhere, and potentially spectacular at QB with star Lamar Jackson.READ MORERB Royce Freeman and the Ducks offense will score. But can that leaky defense (485.3 YPG allowed in 2015) force a few more punts?READ MOREDont forget that the Cowboys started 10-0 last year, and bring back 17 starters. Included on that list: standout QB Mason Rudolph.READ MORECoach Art Briles is gone after a disastrous offseason at Baylor. But the Bears have talent (like WR KD Cannon) and should rack up some early wins against a soft schedule.READ MOREJust like last year, MLB Josey Jewell and the Hawkeyes defense should be tough to score on. The question is: Can the Iowa offense produce enough to win double-digit games again in 2016?READ MOREThe Tar Heels will again have a strong offensive line blocking for RB Elijah Hood. Early-season games against Georgia and Florida State will be the difference between another 11-win regular season and a solid top-25 finish.?READ MOREHouston who? 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NEW YORK -- Kevin Anderson threw two of his four touchdown passes and Fordham scored 38 unanswered points in the first quarter of its 83-21 rout of Division II-Elizabeth City in the Rams home opener Saturday -- their seventh win in the last eight home openers.Fordham wasted little time bouncing back from a season-opening loss to Navy. Makay Redd kicked a 42-yard field goal less than two minutes into the game and Anderson found Robbie Cantelli with a 38-yard scoring pass barely five minutes in. Noah Fittzgerald returned an Elizabeth City fumble nine yards for a touchdown 18 seconds later to make it 17-0. Wholesale Cleveland Browns Jerseys. Three Fordham runners finished with more than 100 yards rushing. Chase Edmonds had 155 yards on 16 carries and scored a touchdown. DAngelo Palladino added 116 yards on 19 carries and a touchdown and Kendall Pearcey had 115 yards on 12 carries and two touchdowns. ' ' ' 
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ITHICA, N. Nike Air Max 97 Kopen .Y. -- Matt Morgan scored 34 points, including what turned out to be the game winning layup, and Cornell came back in the final minute to beat Northeastern 80-77 on Wednesday night.Northeastern trailed 76-75 with 40 seconds left. An Alex Murphy layup nine seconds later put the Huskies on top by one. After a Northeastern timeout, Morgan scored a layup for a 78-77 lead that the Big Red did not relinquish. After Northeasterns T.J. Williams turned it over on the ensuing possession, Cornells Josh Warren drilled two at the line to ice the game.Morgan hit 7 of 13 from 3-point range and 11 of 18 from the field. Robert Hatter added 15 points and eight assists for the Big Red (2-5).Williams led the Huskies (4-3) with 27 points and nine assists. Murphy finished with 24 and six boards. Nike Air Max 97 Goedkoop . William Carrier opened the scoring for Cape Breton (6-4-2), but Andrew Ryan tied the game and Brent Andrews put the Mooseheads (8-6-0) in front for good with a short-handed goal at 13:49 of the second period. Goedkoopste Nike Air Max 97 . -- Matt Rupert scored once in regulation and again in the shootout as the London Knights extended their win streak to nine games by defeating the Owen Sound Attack 4-3 on Friday in Ontario Hockey League action. http://www.airmax97goedkoop.be/ . Kuznetsov, who was selected by the Capitals in the first round of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, has been playing for his hometown team Chelyabinsk Traktor of the KHL. Suspected match-fixers will be forced to hand over mobile phones and electronic devices under new plans to curb corruption. The ICCs Anti-Corruption Unit would gain the powers to download personal messages, including through WhatsApp and Snapchat, under proposals that could be agreed by the ICC early next year.As the world changes and as people use different means of communicating with each other through social media - Whatsapp, Snapchat, all of these things - we have to keep ahead of these things, said Ronnie Flanagan, the head of the ACU. One extension [of ACU powers] we might seek is that, instead of just asking for a players billing records, might we actually, like tennis, seek the ability to take the devices and download them to see what communications had been made upon them.The increased powers would mirror those of the Tennis Integrity Unit, who monitor suspicious activity across mens and womens tennis. The ACU currently has the authority to request information from players being investigated, including mobile phone records.It is understood that the ACU has already had some informal conversations with members of the ICC Board, attempting to win support for the increased powers. If the board approves, it is likely there would then be a consultation with the Federation of International Cricketers Associations, and the three Test countries - India, Pakistan and Zimbabwe - not represented by FICA. The proposals would then be voted by the ICC Board at a quarterly meeting - most likely in February or April next year.The ICC is also investigating other ways to curb corruption. The ACU is consulting experts about how to use the deep web (parts of the web not indexed by search engines) and the dark web (parts of the web that require specific software or authorisation) to find evidence of corruption.In order to thwart the intentions of corruptors, we are constantly exploring how they attempt to communicate with players, including the use of various social media networks, and indeed including what some describe as the dark web or the deep web, said Flanagan.In the United Kingdom, the ACU is close to finalising a memorandum of understanding to share information with the National Crime Agency, which will make it easier to identify suspicious activity.Flanagan also emphasised the need for cricket to work with other sports against corruption. These corruptors do not consign themselves to one sport. They are interested in any game.The recent news that Alviro Petersen has been charged with six anti-corruption offences by Cricket South Africa highlights crickets continuing struggle against corruption.I think there is no ground for complacency whatsoever, Flanagan said. These corruptors have demonstrated ingenuity and demonstrated determination to keep trying to get at players annd match officials who are bound by our code of conduct. Nike Air Max 97 Korting. Therefore we must be continually active in thwarting their intentions and we must do that by making the very best use, not just of international resources involved in anti-corruption, but also of the domestic resources involved in anti-corruption. And making sure we co-ordinate our efforts and share that effort across cricket, wherever it is played and at whatever levels it is played.The ACU has redoubled attempts to convince players of the need to come forward with evidence after Chris Cairns was acquitted in London last year. Since the end of that case, the ACU has worked a) to remind them of their continuing obligation to report suspected approaches to them but b) to reassure them that we will treat them sensitively and look after their interests when they come forward, to discharge the responsibilities that code of conduct places upon them, Flanagan said.Flanagan believes that working closely with gambling companies is an important tool for the ACU, although this was not possible in countries - notably India - in which gambling is illegal.We have a very good relationship with the legitimate betting industry, so if there are artificial spikes [in betting odds] we are made aware of them very quickly - or, alternatively, if we have intelligence that a given game might be susceptible, then we can do something about that proactively and monitor when it is happening.We do have the problem in cricket of the black-market gambling industry, largely in the Indian sub-continent. We are taking strides to try and penetrate that more and more but it is not easy. But equally we cannot assume that, because the legitimate betting market is heavily regulated, that it is not problematic and that problems cant arise there. Of course they can.Flanagan also defended the powers the ACU were granted by the ICC. There has never been any question of me being denied resources required to deal with the problem, he said. People often suggest we should do more things which would tend to make us more like a police force, with the powers the police force has. Were not a police force, we dont have the powers of a police force, and we dont seek the powers of a police force. We have only the powers vested in us that the international board gives us. They give us those powers after consultation with the players and I think thats absolutely right.A review of the ACUs work was presented to the ICC board last year. It identified the need for the ACU to adapt to deal with softer targets - including domestic games, and Associate and womens matches - and for domestic boards to collaborate more with each other. ' ' ' 
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Last week, we speculated over the potential landing spot of the League of Legends offseasons biggest free agent, AD carry wunderkind and three-time Worlds quarterfinalist Kim Deft Hyuk-kyu, after he announced he is leaving the Chinese region in hopes of joining a South Korean club in 2017. Cheap Vans Old Skool .The second hottest League free agent, former Summoners Cup winner and Worlds MVP Cho Mata Se-hyeong, also departed from the LPL region, turning down more money in China to return home to the LCK region for the upcoming split.One of the best leaders in the games history -- although obviously not the offensive ace like Deft -- Mata might even be more valuable for teams looking to get over the hump in the worlds most difficult region. What would the South Korean League of Legends landscape look like when Mata finds a new home?SKT Mata?Like with Deft, people are going to be quick to insert Mata into the SK Telecom T1 lineup and gush over how the greatest team in the world just got better. Of course, on paper the swap of Mata for Lee Wolf Jae-wan seems like a no-brainer; however, for all of Wolfs shortcomings, his chemistry and partnership with star marksmen Bae Bang Jun-sik is unquestioned. Their bot lane partnership dates back to NaJin Shield in late 2012 and early 2013. Two world championships and four years of being by each others side is something you cant just simply brush aside for something shinier in the rearview mirror.Would SKT Mata be interesting? Yes, and it might be the added piece that helps SKTs macro game reach the levels it did back in 2015, when the team only dropped one game at the World Championships. Logically, though, would you break up a back-to-back world champion bottom lane to sign your teams former greatest rival?ROX Mata?As we mentioned with Deft, the ROX Tigers are only the Tigers because of the friendship between the players and coaching staff within the organization. You start moving players around and bringing in bigger names just for the sake of celebrity, and theyre no longer the ROX Tigers but some other sort of animal entirely. Also, is Mata even better than ROXs current starter in Kang GorillA Beom-hyeon? Gorilla didnt reach the same heights as he did in his breakout 2015 season, but he is firm in his position as one of the worlds elite supports.Out of all the teams in the LCK, ROX Mata seems the least likely.SSG Mata?Could the captain return home to the organization he led to a world title in 2014? It would be quite poetic for the maestro to sign with Samsung after the club came up one game short of winning the 2016 Summoners Cup. The only roadblock would be, well, money, which is why Mata left the team in the first place. And dont forget a guy named Jo Core JJ Yong-in, whose play at the World Championships could have possibly netted him his own MVP award if Samsung had won the fifth game over SKT in the finals. After playing AD carry for all of his professional career, Core JJ changed positions in hopes of becoming the best support in the world, and less than a year into his transition, hes already making a case for himself.While nostalgia is strong, Samsung were diligent in their rebuild of the roster without taking any shortcuts. Now after finally achieving their goal of reviving the franchise, the club has a bottom lane duo of Core and Park Ruler Jae-hyuk that hasnt even nearly reached their full potential together.KT Mata?Pull the trigger, KT. Do it. If there was one place where it would make sense for both parties, it would be KT Rolster. Mata would be joining a top team with chances of contending in the spring, and KT could sign the player that will ultimately get them over the hump of never making it to a Worlds final. Although KT has been a contender the past four years, they failed to make a semifinal of a World Championship, having to watch at home as SKT T1, their arch-nemesis of over a decade in esports, won a trio of titles.Ha Hachani Seung-chan, the teams current starter, has been maligned for a majority of his career despite putting together a strong split last summer. Unfortunately, Hachani, regardless of how good hes gotten, is not Mata. And unlike Core, you dont have the same feeling of belief that there is still a higher ceiling he can reach. The Hachani we see in front of us is probably the Hachani that we will have from now on: an above average, starter-level player in Korea, but not a standout or game breaker.Mata is a game breaker. He can be the difference between a middling team going nowhere and one raising hardware. Be it with KT Deft or the teams current starter in No Arrow Dong-hyeon, the addition of Mata would change the entire complexion of KT Rolster. The farthest KT Rolster has ever gotten at Worlds -- well, their only time going to Worlds -- was when the brain trust of Go Score Dong-bin and Lee Piccaboo Jong-beom led the roller coaster ride to the quarterfinals before losing to the Tigers. The tandem of Score and Mata would be unmatched in South Korea when it comes to game knowledge and experience.Longzhu Mata?Longzhu has a lot of money. They could probably get Mata and Deft if they wanted. Although KT Rolster would be a better fit for Mata, the temptation of playing at home while also making money could be appealing to him. Its the best of both worlds. And maybe, just maybe, with a leader in Mata, the inept late-game of Longzhu could turn into a strength. Longzhu was one of the best teams in the laning phase during the 2016 year but had no clue what to do come the mid-to-late game. If Longzhu had to choose between Deft, an elite carry, and Mata, an elite leader, the latter would be more beneficial for the club over the long run. The team as it stands is already talented -- now they just need a frontman to conduct them.After a pitiful display at IEM Oakland, its less Longzhu should want Mata, and more that the deflated super team needs Mata. Wholesale Vans Old Skool .875,000, avoiding arbitration. Clippards deal Monday means all eight Nationals players who filed for arbitration wound up settling before a hearing. Cheap Old Skool Vans Womens . -- Nathan Pancel scored twice as the Sudbury Wolves defeated the North Bay Battalion 4-2 on Saturday in Ontario Hockey League action. http://www.cheapoldskoolireland.com/ . Isner, ranked No. 14, won his eighth career singles title and took the title in New Zealand for the second time after his victory in 2010. The match was similar to Isners quarterfinal victory over fifth-seeded Philipp Kohlschreiber which went to three sets, all tiebreaks and contained no breaks of serve.Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho says Wayne Rooney wants to put his late-night saga behind him and take on Arsenal on Saturday. Rooney issued an apology after being photographed at 5am at a wedding party in the England team hotel last weekend. Sky sources understand England boss Gareth Southgate had told his captain to go to bed earlier. Mourinho was asked to comment on the story which has dominated the front and back pages this week ahead of Saturdays ReUnited showdown with Arsenal at Old Trafford but the United boss insisted the issue is Englands to deal with and said his captain is ready to take on the Gunners. Man Utd vs Arsenal November 19, 2016, 11:30am Live on Get Sky Sports Get a Sky Sports pass Over the last two or three days, nothing happened, Mourinho said. He trained like everybody else, he wants to play like everybody else. He is ready. Six months half price Upgrade to Sky Sports to watch Man Utd v Arsenal on Saturday and get the first six months half price When they go to the national team, they belong to the national team. Whatever happens, for good, for bad, I dont interfere and I dont like to comment. Mourinho says Rooney is ready to take on Arsenal Sometimes theyy come back stronger than when they left because something good happened there - something positive for them, good performances, good results. Wholesale Vans Authentic. Other times - injuries, sometimes big injuries. Other times, frustrations because they didnt play or because the result was bad. Swansea 1-3 Manchester Utd In this case we know what didnt go well but the national team is a different chapter. And is a chapter that is closed now until I think March or the end of February.Rooney played in Englands 3-0 World Cup qualifying win over Scotland last week, but missed Tuesdays 2-2 draw with Spain after withdrawing from the squad with a knee injury.He has struggled for playing time for United of late, although he started their last two games prior to the international break.Upgrade to Sky Sports now to watch Man Utd v Arsenal this Saturday and get the first six months half price! Also See: Pundits predict Utd v Arsenal Sky Live: Man Utd v Arsenal preview Vote: Best Utd/Arsenal player Redknapp on Rooney ' ' ' 
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