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WASHINGTON -- The Washington Nationals acquired reliever Marc Rzepczynski from Oakland on Thursday, giving the NL East leaders another lefty in the bullpen. Bryce Harper Jersey .Oakland also sent $500,000 to be paid on Sept. 30 to the Nationals for minor league infielder Max Schrock.The Nationals have reshaped their relief corps in the last month. They added closer Marc Melancon, traded Felipe Rivero, cut Jonathan Papelbon and put Sammy Solis on the disabled list.The 30-year-old Rzepczynski was 1-0 with a 3.00 ERA in 56 games this season.Its a necessary move because we only have one left-hander, Nationals manager Dusty Baker said of his bullpen. His stats and his track record are pretty good and I think he can help us.Rzepczynski joins Oliver Perez as lefties in the Washington bullpen.The 30-year-old Rzepczynski joins the sixth team of his major league career. He has pitched in 18 postseason games and helped the St. Louis Cardinals win the World Series in 2011.Rzepczynski had pitched well against lefties most of his career. But hes struggled against them this season and has been better against righties. His 70.5 percent ground-ball rate this season is second best in the majors behind Baltimore closer Zach Britton.The 21-year-old Schrock was a 13th-round pick in 2015. Hes hit a combined .333 with nine home runs, 68 RBI and 22 stolen bases at two Class A levels. Cheap MLB Jerseys . Brad Jacobs and his Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., team took control of the game early. Sean Doolittle Jersey . PAUL, Minn. http://www.cheapnationalsjerseys.com/?tag=cheap-daniel-murphy-jersey . -- Canadian Andrew Wiggins got the ball on the wing, made a nifty spin move and then let go with a soft floater from about 10 feet that swished through the net in Allen Fieldhouse. Serena Williams lost her hold on the No. 1 ranking on Monday for the first time since February 2013. Venus Williams, the next-best American at No. 7, is 36 years old. Its certainly premature to say the reign of the Williams sisters is near, but its also only natural to spend a bit of this day wondering about the future of American tennis.Without a doubt, the crystal ball has a rosy tint.First, theres the known quality in young Americans like Madison Keys (ranked ninth), Sloane Stephens (28), Shelby Rogers (62), CiCi Bellis (120) and Taylor Townsend (144). But theres another, perhaps more significant, sign of growth: quantity. Ten American girls advanced to the round of 16 in the junior draw at the US Open. Thats the most at the Open since 1984, when the draw expanded to 64 players.And, 16-year-old American Kayla Day won the title to snap a streak of 15 junior majors without an American champion. Day was the first American to win the girls title at the Open since Samantha Crawford in 2012.I think there will be a lot of good pros just not, you know, Serena and Venus, said Day, who fell to Keys in the main draw before running the table in the juniors, capped by a 6-3, 6-2 win over Viktoria Kuzmova of Slovakia. I think thats really good, getting American tennis [back] to what it was 10 or 15 years ago when we were dominating the European countries.USTA head of womens tennis Ola Malmqvist agrees that theres reason for optimism.I think for a few years, I dont think a lot of our players were working hard enough, said Malmqvist, who added that it has been the mission of USTA player development to change the culture within its program. [The culture] needs to be more about hard work with a purpose. I think thats part of it.Under the leadership of Martin Blackman, who took over the position of player development general manager for Patrick McEnroe in 2014, Malmqvist says that the USTA has developed a strong structure and expanded its partnership with the private coaching sector to reach players all over the country.Malmqvists goal for the USTA is to launch 20 players into the WTA top 100, increasing the odds of producing Grand Slam champions. There has been little depth among Americans ovver the past decade when it comes to contending for Grand Slam titles. Michael Taylor Jersey. Its been 11 years since Lindsay Davenport became the last American excluding the Williams sisters to reach a Grand Slam final. In 2005, Davenport went head-to-head with Serena Williams in the Australian Open final and Venus Williams in the Wimbledon final. Unfortunately for Davenport, she was the runner-up on both occasions.Currently, the United States has the most players of any country in the top 100 with 14, and the most players in the top 10 with three -- the Williams sisters and Keys.Were not on the top of the hill yet, but we are getting pretty close to the top of the hill to really start taking off, Malmqvist said. We are going to keep pushing for it and look for better ways for us to do a better job.The good feeling extends down to that next wave of players.I am glad that the hard work is paying off and Im glad that we are seeing changes, said Ashley Lahey, a 16-year-old freshman at Pepperdine who fell to fellow American Sofia Kenin, 17, in the round of 16. Because tennis has been really dominated by European and Asian players for the last however many years.Carson Branstine, who was ousted by Day in the quarterfinals after beating Olesya Pervushina, the third-ranked junior in the world, is on board as well.There are definitely a lot of girls with talent in the juniors and young pros, the 16-year-old Branstine said. I think for sure we are going to have at least a few of them come through.But when it comes to replacing one of the greatest athletes of all time in Serena Williams, Malmqvist reminded that it is no easy void to fill, regardless of the programs in place and the work ethic instilled.Youre talking about the greatest ever, said Malmqvist, who was a USTA coach for 10 years before being named the head of womens tennis. I believe we do have a few players who do have the ability to win Grand Slams, and that is definitely a goal of ours. We have a lot of juniors coming up as well, you can tell from this years junior Open.I think we are on the right track. ' ' ' 
India captain MS Dhoni said he had guessed correctly that the final delivery from Dwayne Bravo would be a slower ball but his execution of the shot let him down. Frank White Jersey . With two runs needed off one ball, Dhoni was caught at short third man and West Indies won the first T20 international by the narrowest of margins.Dhoni said his team should be commended for their valiant chase in the highest-scoring T20 game ever. I feel there were plenty of positives in this game because the way we chased down 245 runs, apart from the last ball, he said after the match. I felt we were totally in the game. Even the last ball, the thinking was right, the execution was wrong.A cat-and-mouse game that had been developing over the course of the final six balls reached a new level as Bravo engaged in several discussions, stalling for several minutes ahead of the last ball, with two required by Dhoni to secure what would have been a record chase. Even though Dhoni said he knew what was going to be sent down, he praised Bravos skills in such a pressure moment.When it comes to Bravo, I feel in the current scenario hes among the best when it comes to the death bowling, Dhoni said. The amount of experience that he has really counts so you always know if hes bowling its tough. What then becomes important is how were executing.You have to really guess what hes looking to bowl and according to that you play your shots. So if you guess the bowler well and execute well, youll end up winning. Rather than thinking who is bowling, whats important is to think what his strength is and where hell look to pitch the next delivery.Despite India conceding the third highest total in a T20I, Dhoni praised his bowlers for their effort to reel West Indies back in after Johnson Charles and Evin Lewis added 126 for the first wicket in 9.3 overs. By the end of the 11th over - a 32-run sequence in which Lewis struck the first five legal deliveries from Stuart Binny for six before mis-hitting a full toss - West Indies were 164 for 1.Dhoni said he thought West Indies were on track for 270 or more before R Ashwin started to shift momentum with a four-run 12th over, bowling with the breeze at his back.The wind from the pavilion end helped the spinners throughout the rest of the innings, and Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja conceded just 18 runs in the 12th, 14th and 16th overs. Indias pace bowlers also began nailing their yorkers and the result was just 40 runs off the final four overs to keep West Indies to 245.I felt the way the boys performed overall was very good, Dhoni said. I was very happy how we brought the opposition down when it came to the last eight overs. That really matters because that is something where we have struggled quite consistently but it was a good exposure to our bowlers and they finished up well to restrict them to 245.Dhoni also praised the batting efforts of KL Rahul, who struck his maiden T20I century in just his fourth match. Rahul ended 110 not out off 51 balls, having missed the fastest T20I ton by two deliveries, taking 46 balls to reach three figures.He has been very consistent, Dhoni said. I feel that is a strength of Rahul also, compact player but at the same time unorthodox shots. He plays all over the ground, over covers, mid off, mid on. So a complete cricketer. Of course theres a long way to go for him but the way he has played in the last six months, its very encouraging to see him bat.As for the experience of playing in Florida in front of a heavily partisan Indian diaspora, Dhoni joked that even if were playing in Bermuda Triangle, theyll be there. He also praised the efforts put in by the groundstaff at the Central Broward Regional Park in Lauderhill.The facility is as good as anywhere else, Dhoni said. The ground itself is up to international standard. You cant score 500 runs on a bad wicket, so fantastic wicket. The practice wickets were fantastic. When it comes to the stadium, its not a big stadium. The moment I say stadium I mean the number of fans it can house. I think its close to 15,000. So overall looking at everything as a complete package, I think it was fantastic. We had fun.When it comes to the Indian fans, its a pleasure playing in front of them. They follow us everywhere wherever we are playing. So its a first time we are playing in the USA but not to forget we have a big Indian community out here so thanks to them for coming and watching the game. Kansas City Royals Jerseys . -- Charline Labonte couldnt have asked for a better homecoming. Mike Moustakas Jersey . But the quarterback hopes to stay involved in football after officially calling it quits Tuesday. "Id love to look at those opportunities as they arise," Pierce said in an interview from his Winnipeg eatery. http://www.royalsteamproshop.com/Royals-Alex-Gordon-Kids-Jersey/ . It might not have mattered. While the Dodgers are preparing for the playoffs, the Padres showed their future has promise behind two rookies.After Leicester City claimed their first league title in the clubs 132-year history, Sky Sports reviews a memorable season for the Foxes. After a miraculous escape from relegation last season, Leicester were discounted by many at the beginning of the 2015/16 campaign. A year of hardship was expected, but the Foxes have spent nine months defying the odds.Having arrived into the season as 5,000/1 outsiders, Leicester have achieved the impossible by claiming their maiden Premier League title. We look back at an incredible season for Claudio Ranieris Foxes... AugustResultsWon v Sunderland 4-2 (H), Won v West Ham 2-1 (A), Draw v Tottenham 1-1 (H), Draw v Bournemouth 1-1 (A)SummaryAt 3pm on August 8, Leicester City began their season as one of the favourites for relegation. At 3:25pm, the Foxes were 3-0 up against Sunderland with Riyad Mahrez getting his sensational season off to a blistering start with two quick-fire goals after Jamie Vardy had opened the scoring. Marc Albrighton added another as Leicester claimed an impressive 4-2 win, before heading to Upton Park a week later. Riyad Mahrez helped Leicester to an opening day win over Sunderland Buoyed by their opening day win over Arsenal at the Emirates, West Ham were expected to ease to a comfortable win over Ranieris men, but another impressive performance saw Leicester head into half-time with a two-goal lead. Dimitri Payet netted 10 minutes into the second half but the Foxes held on and moved to the top of the Premier League table, before draws with Tottenham and Bournemouth consolidated their unbeaten start to the season.Key momentAfter scoring four goals in three games, Mahrezs wonderful start to the season had reportedly attracted teams across Europe, but Ranieri held on to the future Player of the Year after issuing a warning to those potential suitors: We wont sell him so its much better if they dont ask.What they said Claudio Ranieri says Kasabians Fire inspired his players Ranieris appointment was initially ridiculed by many, but an impressive start silenced the Italians doubters. His secret? I told my players, When you go on the pitch and you hear the song Fire from Kasabian, that means they want warriors. I want to see them as warriors for the fans.SeptemberResultsWon v Aston Villa 3-2 (H), Draw v Stoke 2-2 (A), Lost v Arsenal 2-5 (H)SummaryHaving returned from an international break, Leicesters unbeaten start to the season looked to be under threat, with Aston Villa taking a 2-0 lead after 63 minutes at the King Power Stadium.However, a sensational comeback led by goals from Ritchie de Laet and Vardy had seemingly salvaged a point, before Nathan Dyer struck on 89 minutes to claim all three points for Leicester in a pulsating affair. Nathan Dyer heads past Brad Guzan to complete a memorable comeback against Aston Villa Another fightback followed a week later when Mahrez and Vardy scored to claim a draw at Stoke, who had earlier led 2-0. Their unbeaten record would eventually grind to a halt following Arsenals 5-2 thrashing of them at the King Power, but Leicester would still occupy a top-six position - and were crucially eight points clear of the relegation zone heading into October.Key momentDyers winner at the King Power Stadium sent shockwaves around the Premier League, and offered a warning to those considering taking Leicester lightly. A brave header - one which briefly knocked the Swansea loanee out cold - was representative of the fighting spirit that would typify Leicesters battle-hardened approach.What they said Jamie Vardy said Leicesters start to games was becoming tiring Despite two impressive comebacks, Vardy issued a warning to his fellow players ahead of October: Its becoming tiring. We have to go a few goals down to start playing. We need to be starting as were finishing games - its as simple as that, and not leave ourselves a mountain to climb.OctoberResultsWon v Norwich 1-2 (A), Draw v Southampton 2-2 (A), Won v Crystal Palace 1-0 (H), Won v West Brom 2-3 (A)SummaryTheir month got off to an excellent start with a 2-1 win on October 3 at Norwich; a win that moved Leicester up to fourth in the table. Leicester secured a 2-1 win over Norwich at the beginning of October After a two-week international break, a theme running through Leicesters season re-emerged with a 2-2 draw at Southampton - their third comeback in five games, meaning they had recouped five points from losing positions.Vardy scored in his seventh successive Premier League game to down Crystal Palace at the King Power, before the ex-Fleetwood striker netted again a week later as the Foxes claimed a 3-2 win at West Brom, with the impressive Mahrez bagging a brace in the space of seven second-half minutes.Key moment Vardy scored in his eighth consecutive Premier League game at West Brom Vardy scored in his eighth successive Premier League game in the win at the Hawthorns, joining Daniel Sturridge and Ruud van Nistelrooy in an exclusive club of strikers to have achieved that feat. The Dutchmans record of 10 was in sight. Its important Jamie Vardy continues to work for the team, said Ranieri.What they said Ranieri treats his Leicester players Danny Simpson, Dyer, Mark Schwarzer and Marc Albrighton to pizza Ranieri had promised to treat his players to a pizza if they kept a clean sheet, which came against Crystal Palace: I think the most important ingredient is team spirit. The second most, is enjoyment.And maybe on the top - a little bit of luck. Its like the salt on the top! The fans are the tomatoes. Without tomatoes, you have no pizza.NovemberResultsWon v Watford 2-1 (H), Won v Newcastle 0-3 (A), Draw v Manchester United 1-1 (H)SummaryNGolo Kante was proving to be a superb acquisition for Leicester, and he grabbed his first goal of the season in a 2-1 win against Watford, with Vardy extending his scoring run to nine consecutive games.The frontman would score again in a comprehensive 3-0 victory over struggling Newcastle to level Van Nistelrooys record, with the Dutchmans former club Manchester United the next team up for the high-flying Foxes. Vardy broke the goalscoring record in front of the Sky Sports cameras Vardy duly obliged and wrote his name into Premier League history by becoming the first player to score in 11 successive games, but a 1-1 draw prevented Leicester from leapfrogging Manchester City at the top of the table; with just goal difference separating the two sides.Key moment Vardy broke Ruud van Nistelrooys goal record against Manchester United Its 11, its heaven for Jamie Vardy! Hold the back page, hold the front page - a Leicester player has smashed the record, bellowed Martin Tyler after Vardy squeezed the ball past David de Gea on November 28.The King Power reached a crescendo of noise as fans began to dream of their first-ever league title.What they said Ranieri was full of praise for his record-breaking striker Vardy If I let it get to me, it would have affected my performance, Vardy told Saturday Night Football. So Ive just been keeping my head down and concentrating. It was just another game we wanted to get three points in.DecemberResultsWon v Swansea 0-3 (A), Won v Chelsea 2-1 (H), Won v Everton 2-3 (A), Lost v Liverpool 1-0 (A), Draw v Manchester City 0-0 (H)SummaryTalk of Mahrez as Player of the Year began to gather pace as the Algerian netted a hat-trick in the 3-0 win at Swansea; propelling Leicester to the top of the Premier League.Leicester then ramped the pressure up on Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho after a 2-1 win at the King Power, before ensuring that they would top the league at Christmas following a 3-2 victory over Everton at Goodison Park. Leicester players celebrate Riyad Mahrezs stunning goal The Foxes fell to only their second defeat of the campaign with a 1-0 loss at Liverpool on Boxing Day, before responding with a goalless draw at home to Manchester City. Arsenal headed into 2016 as league leaders, but Leicesters charge showed little sign of faltering.Key moment Riyad Mahrez of Leicester City scores his teams second goal Mahrez jinked past Cesar Azpilicueta and arrowed a sumptuous strike beyond a helpless Thibaut Courtois, leaving reigning champions Chelsea hovering above the relegation zone. Jason Hammel Jersey. Mourinho would be sacked three days later.What they said NGolo Kante is one of the signings of the season, says Thierry Henry What Leicester have done is a fairy tale. Jamie Vardy, Riyad Mahrez and NGolo Kante, who is one of the signings of the season, have all been playing so well, said Sky Sports pundit Thierry Henry.The belief they have to beat anyone put in front of them is incredible. Leicester City are a great example to other clubs that dont perhaps have the riches available to clubs in the top six. JanuaryResultsDraw v Bournemouth 0-0 (H), Won v Tottenham 0-1 (A), Draw v Aston Villa 1-1 (A), Won v Stoke 3-0 (H)SummaryThe New Year got off to a frustrating start as the usually-reliable Mahrez missed a penalty as Leicester drew 0-0 with Bournemouth, before Leicester secured an enormous result at White Hart Lane as Robert Huth headed the Foxes to a 1-0 win over title rivals Tottenham. Robert Huth heads Leicesters winner against Tottenham A draw at Villa Park would send Leicester back to the top of the Premier League, with the competition becoming their only focus following their 2-0 defeat to Spurs in the FA Cup four days later.An emphatic return to form then saw Leicester see off Stoke 3-0 at the King Power to send Ranieris men three points clear at the top. The impossible became possible.Key moment Demarai Gray joined Leicester in the January transfer window The January transfer window threatened to disturb Leicesters cohesive unit, but Ranieri emerged on the other side with his squad intact. Mahrez and Vardy were linked with moves away, but the duo committed to the cause - and were joined by new signings Daniel Amartey and Demarai Gray.What they said Ranieri was keen to become the craziest man in the Premier League It is a crazy league because, if it was a normal league, Leicester would not be at the top, said Ranieri.I want to be the most crazy man and team in the Premier League.FebruaryResultsWon v Liverpool 2-0 (H), Won v Manchester City 1-3 (A), Lost v Arsenal 2-1 (A), Won v Norwich 1-0 (H)SummaryIn arguably the most eventful month of Leicesters season, the Foxes secured a magnificent 2-0 win over Jurgen Klopps Liverpool - with Vardy once again stealing the spotlight with a contender for goal of the season; a 20-yard volley that flew past a sprawling Simon Mignolet.The league leaders then stunned Manchester City four days later with a 3-1 win at the Etihad Stadium, with Huths two goals sandwiching a super strike from Mahrez, who ended an 11-hour goal drought. Leicester celebrate scoring against Man City Having picked up 28 points on their travels this season, Leicester headed to title rivals Arsenal with confidence - but suffered an agonising 2-1 defeat after Danny Welbeck netted an injury-time winner.Ranieris men bounced back with a late goal of their own, Leonardo Ulloa scoring in the 89th minute against lowly Norwich to send Leicester five points clear of Tottenham and Arsenal.Key moment Iain Dowie cant hold in his excitement after Vardy scores a wonder goal for Leicester against Liverpool In a monumental month for Leicester, its difficult to choose one highlight - but Vardys goal against Liverpool created an electric atmosphere inside the King Power. The Leicester fans continued with their we are staying up chants, but they knew a greater achievement was in reach.What they saidSpeculation continued over the long-term future of Mahrez, forcing Ranieri to issue the winger with a firm warning: If Riyad plays well he continues to play. If he thinks about other teams he comes with me on the bench.MarchResultsDraw 2-2 v West Brom (H), Won v Watford 1-0 (A), Won v Newcastle 1-0 (H), Won v Crystal Palace 0-1 (A)SummaryCraig Gardner struck a superb free-kick to help West Brom to a 2-2 draw at the King Power, which gave Tottenham the chance to go top - but West Ham claimed a 1-0 win over Spurs to keep Leicester at the top of the pile. Shinji Okazaki scored with an overhead kick against Newcastle Seen by many as the moment Leicester won the title, Mahrez scored his 15th goal of the season to beat Watford 1-0 at Vicarage Road on March 5, with successive wins against Newcastle and Crystal Palace further strengthening their title bid.Having failed to keep a clean sheet in their first 11 games, the win at Palace saw Leicester claim their fourth shutout in five games. Theyre underestimated defensively. Theyre tight and its difficult to create against them, said an admiring Alan Pardew.Key moment Mahrez scored a hugely important goal at Watford Mahrezs goal at Vicarage Road broke the deadlock in a cagey game, and sent Leicester 11 points clear of fifth-placed West Ham as they closed in on their Champions League ambitions.The Algerian hobbled off with a hamstring injury which threatened to disrupt Leicesters title charge, but Ranieri allayed fears by claiming he was just tired and had a little cramp.What they said Vardy was praised by Joachim Low after scoring in Englands win over Germany We did watch him and he is a spectacular player, Germany boss Joachim Low said of Vardy after scoring in Englands 3-2 friendly win over Germany.He is a player who is straightforward and is always looking to find the gap in the defence and get in behind the defence. That is where it hurts the most and I think that is one of his biggest qualities.April / MayResultsWon v Southampton 1-0 (H), Won v Sunderland 0-2 (A), Draw v West Ham 2-2 (H), Won v Swansea 4-0 (H), Draw v Man Utd 1-1 (A)SummaryLeicester claimed their fourth successive 1-0 win, with captain Wes Morgan scoring against Southampton, before Vardy scored twice to down Sunderland 2-0 - their fifth successive clean sheet. Vardy reacts after referee Jonathan Moss showed him his second yellow card for simulation A controversial game on April 17 with West Ham saw Ulloa score a last-minute penalty to salvage a 2-2 draw, after goalscorer Vardy was given a second yellow card for diving. The latters unsavoury reaction to referee Jon Moss decision would earn him a further one-game ban.The Foxes got back to winning ways in style, thumping Swansea 4-0 at the King Power as Ulloa deputised for the suspended Vardy with two goals. They missed out on the chance to confirm the title when they could only draw 1-1 away at Manchester United, but they didnt have long to wait for glory to be theirs as Tottenham could only draw at Chelsea the following day.Key moment Mahrez won the PFA Player of the Year award Following a sensational season, Mahrez - nominated alongside Vardy and Kante - claimed the PFA Player of the Year award. Without my team-mates I wouldnt get this award, the former Le Havre player said.Its extra special because if the players vote for me its because theyve seen Ive been great this year so Im happy.What they saidWe dont want Tottenham to win the Premier League, the fans, the club and the players, the 2014/15 Player of the Year Eden Hazard told Chelseas club website. Watch the Leicester players celebrate as they were confirmed as Premier League champions In football you never know, we hope for Leicester because they deserve to be champions but we will see. We have a big game next week against Tottenham and if we can beat them it will be good. ' ' ' 
One game into the season and plenty is unknown about Cal State Northridge and No. Nike Shoes Outlet Clearance . 16 UCLA, but one element of both teams is certain as they prepare to play Sunday night at 9 p.m. Eastern time at Pauley Pavilion.Both teams can light up the scoreboard with efficient scorers. UCLA and Northridge combined to score 215 points in their respective season-openers on Friday night.The Bruins defeated Pacific 119-80 behind a school-record 18 3-pointers and 29 assists. Northridge beat Pomona-Pitzer 96-72 with four players scoring at least 15 points, led by Washington transfer Darin Johnson, a junior guard who had 20 points and seven rebounds.UNLV transfer Kendall Smith, a junior guard in his second year at Northridge, contributed 17 points for coach Reggie Theus, a former Running Rebels star under Jerry Tarkanian who is engineering a run-and-gun offense in his fourth season.Its nice to be deep as we are because you can get different guys in the game, said Theus, whose roster includes eight transfers from other Division I institutions, including his son Reggie Theus Jr. from South Carolina.Nine Matadors made their debut for Northridge, including Theus son, Johnson, Connecticut transfer Rakim Lubim and Texas A&M transfer Dylan Johns.UCLA coach Steve Alford expressed concern over a quick turnaround from Fridays game preparing for an experienced Northridge team.Were playing a really good opponent that had a lot of transfers sitting out last year, Alford said. Its a seasoned team were playing Sunday.The Bruins do not have as much college experience as Northridge, but they have dynamic freshmen in guard Lonzo Ball and wing T.J. Leaf. Ball had a near-triple double against Pacific with 19 points, eight rebounds and a game-high 11 assists (with only one turnover) while Leaf contributed 22 points and a game-high 15 rebounds.They are unselfish guys, Alford said of his freshmen standouts. Im more impressed with them as young men than I am as basketball players, and I think they are very good players.UCLA senior guard Bryce Alford was one shy of his career record with 30 points on 9-of-13 shooting, including 6-of-9 from 3-point range. Reserve point guard Aaron Holiday, who started all 32 games as a freshman last year, had 18 points with five assists and no turnovers.We just had a lot of really good things that took place, Alford said. We want to be a team that will stretch the floor because we have that ability. We have zero (personnel) issues. 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In fact, he was President of Bellagio Casino and Hotel when it was decided to name Bobbys Room after him. You may be forgiven for suspecting there may be a connection between those 2 facts. Later, the big games in Vegas moved a few yards up the strip to the Aria Resort and Casino, this time, more appropriately, it took place in Iveys Room, named after 10-time WSOP winner Phil Ivey.Are the worlds biggest cash games still held there, in Las Vegas? Absolutely not.Big cash game Poker is a dynamic thing, it follows the money, and soon the game moved to China of all places, or more specifically Macau, which is a sort of political subsidiary of China, and it sits just across the Pearl River Delta from Hong Kong. And we all know how the Chinese love a gamble, so that fits nicely.Soon, though, the game moved again, and remarkably, its next stop was the most densely populated city in the world, Manila, in the Philippines.Why does the game move so often? Quite simply, it follows the money, and this is where it gets interesting. It does not follow the big Poker pros like Phil Ivey, Dan Cates and the like, it follows players called whales. A whale is actually a rather unkind and unfair description of a very wealthy person who likes a game of Poker. Im sure you are ahead of me here, but you can see where this is going - the pros follow the whales, because they can smell easy money.Who are these guys? Well lets start with a chap named Richard Yong, who, really, is common to Las Vegas, Macau and now the Philippines. He was in all the big Las Vegas cash games, but then an odd thing happened - Richard was arrested in his Caesars Palace condo after an FBI raid, and accused of illegal sports betting. Slung in jail, with bail set at $1.5 million, he was bailed out by Poker pros Phil Ivey and Dan Cates. Thats how much they valued his cash game action. Happily, all charges were eventually dropped, and Richard was completely cleared. And so Richard decided it was time to dodge out of Dodge, and next popped up in Macau, as did - yup, youve got it, Ivey, Cates and Co.Sooon, he relocated to the Manila, and obviously, the game followed him there, and as long as he and his ilk are in Manila, the game will stay there. Nike Clearance Store. And thats just how it works.There are plenty of so-called whales, of course, including a few from the UK.One such is Paul Newey. Paul made his name with Ocean Finance, who were a pioneer of pay day loans, and are based in the Midlands. He eventually sold out in 2004 for a whopping £250 million. Paul wont ever need a pay day loan, thats for sure.Since then, he has played the high roller Poker circuit, and very successfully too, with his biggest cash being $1.4 million, though the buy-in for that event was a staggering $1.1 million. He lives in Jersey now, for tax reasons, but spends his time travelling the global high roller circuit.He has another hobby too - high roller slots, both online and live. Earlier this year, he wanted to go to Melbourne to play the Aussie Millions, so he decided to go via Las Vegas, and play some slots en-route, and did very handsomely, too, collecting a most pleasing half a million dollar payout from a Vegas slot machine. It brings a whole new meaning to what a life, eh? Am I jealous and envious? You bet I am. Hes a nice fella though, so good luck to him. Talal Shakerchi is another UK based high roller, and he does pretty well at the game, too. If you met Talal, youd never believe he was a Poker player, he is quiet, unassuming, softly spoken, polite, and a complete gentleman. Dont mess with him at the Poker table though, hes a beast. Big sums of money dont bother Talal, as his day job is managing a high roller Hedge Fund. No scared money there, then.Canadas Guy Laliberte is perhaps the biggest of these whales. Guy is the founder and 95% owner of the fabulous Cirque du Soleil circus troupe, who have stage productions all over the world, including no less than 8 currently running in Las Vegas.Guy is a perfect example of why its a little rude and unfair to make the assumption that Poker whales have more money than sense. Guy founded the One Drop Poker tournament - the one with the $1.1 million price tag - but the whole thing is based around his One Drop Foundation. The aim of One Drop is to provide sustainable water supplies to those parts of the world where running water does not exist. Guess you might describe him as a whale out of water. So there we have it. Can anyone join these high roller cash games? Why yes, of course. You just need to pull up the minimum buy-in, which is usually about 2 milly. For you and me, think wed best stick to being fish, and tiddlers at that. 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COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio State co-defensive coordinator Greg Schiano was issued a ticket for failure to obey a traffic control device for his part in a car crash that involved hitting a bicyclist last week. Edwin Diaz Jersey .Schiano, the former Rutgers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach in his first season with the Buckeyes, will be arraigned on Oct. 5 and is facing a $55 fine and $97 in court costs for the minor misdemeanor after the collision early Sept. 22 during a bye week.Schiano was uninjured and hasnt missed any work with No. 2 Ohio State.The 26-year-old bicyclist was hospitalized but had been listed in stable condition with head injury.Following practice Wednesday, Meyer said Schiano was devastated by what happened.I dont want to get too much into it, (but) Greg ... that broke his heart. I got the phone call, Meyer told reporters.I dont want to say much more than our prayers are with the young person.?Schiano, a longtime friend of Meyer, joined the Buckeyes this season and has had an instant impact for the Buckeyes thanks to his expertise in the defensive secondary. Ohio State leads the country with nine interceptions through three games.The Buckeyes, coming off a bye week, host Rutgers Saturday.? Randy Johnson Jersey .C. -- Glenn Howard needed an extra end to move into the Masters Grand Slam of Curling final. Nelson Cruz Jersey . The 43-year-old closer, in his 19th and final big league season, has said hed like to play the outfield. Yankees manager Joe Girardi says hes thinking about allowing Rivera to do it this weekend, when the Yankees finish their season with a three-game series at the Houston Astros. http://www.marinersrookiestore.com/ . The 17-year-old native of Marystown, N.L., pulled out of Skate Canada International last month in Saint John, N.B., with the same problem. GREEN BAY, Wis. --?Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant will miss his third straight game with a tibial plateau fracture in his right leg, but he is looking at a return for the next game Oct. 30 against the Philadelphia Eagles.Bryant went through three limited portions of practice last week in his first action since suffering the injury Sept. 25 against the Chicago Bears. Last Wednesday he said it was important to get the practice time even if he did not play against the Packers because it would improve his timing.The Cowboys have their bye next week and will have abbreviated practices with the playerss off Thursday through Sunday. Ken Griffey Jersey. Bryant looked much more comfortable in his pregame routine, running routes and catching passes. He was not wearing a wrap on his right knee and he was running without any hitch.Brice Butler will start in Bryants place for the third straight game.Left tackle Tyron Smith is active and will start after a back injury kept him out of Thursdays practice. He went through a limited portion of Fridays practice and said he would be able to play. ' ' ' 
RENTON, Wash. LeBron Shoes From China . -- Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman said Wednesday the public isnt listening to the message NFL players are trying to send with their actions during the national anthem.While some fans are obsessing about whether players take a knee, raise a fist or lock arms during the national anthem before games, Sherman said they should be talking about the reasons why players are protesting.More videos have come out of guys getting killed, and I think people are still missing the point, Sherman said. The reason these guys are kneeling, the reason were locking arms is to bring people together to make people aware that this is not right. Its not right for people to get killed in the street.Sherman did not take questions during his media availability. Instead, he walked to the podium, said a few words about this weeks opponent San Francisco and then gave a two-minute statement about what players have wanted to accomplish.Shermans message came after a pair of police shootings this week, one in Charlotte, North Carolina, another in Tulsa, Oklahoma.I do a lot of community service. I go out there and try to help kids and try to encourage them to be better and to aspire to more, he said. And when you tell a kid, `When youre dealing with police, just put your hands up and comply with everything, and theres still a chance of them getting shot and no repercussions for anyone, thats an unfortunate time to be living. Thats an unfortunate place to be in.Shermans statement came as the Seahawks are preparing to face San Francisco on Sunday. Teammate Doug Baldwin told reporters in the Bay Area that members of the Seahawks have had extensive conversations with Colin Kaepernick, who started the conversation with his decision to first sit and then kneel during the national anthem.Its not just the NFL landscape. Its across the country right now, Baldwin said. Obviously, we wouldnt be having this conversation if it wasnt for him bringing it to light. He stood on the table and shouted and got everybodys attention. And now we have to work on the follow through collectively.While Kapenerick and other players have chosen to kneel or raise fists during the anthem, the Seahawks have stood with coaches and players interlocking arms for the first two weeks of the season. Seattle defensive back Jeremy Lane sat during the final preseason game in Oakland but has stood with his teammates the past two weeks.When a guy takes a knee, you can ignore it. You can say hes not being patriotic, hes not honoring the flag, Sherman said. 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All five writers impaneled to rank their top 10 superstars saw fit to put Owens in the No. 1 spot this week -- and thats not the only shocking twist to the latest version of these rankings.With an eye toward sorting things out after a hectic week, five ESPN WWE writers -- Brian Campbell, Peter Rosenberg, Arash Markazi, Tim Fiorvanti and Sean Coyle -- ranked the talents they deem to present the most value to WWEs on-screen product.Heres this weeks top 10.While he didnt want to hear it from the fans on Raw this week, Owens does deserve the position hes been put in as the face of Raw and the WWE. He may not be the first WWE Universal champion, but he is the longest-reigning champion (10 days and counting), and he will do more to lift the prominence of the title than anyone else currently on the roster could. (Markazi)Im struggling to think of a time and situation in which Rollins might not be a top-five performer in the WWE at any point in the near future. This guy continues to be gold, even when hes not wearing the strap. He is the perfect foil for?Stephanie McMahon?and the perfect counterpart to an increasingly beloved champion in Owens. (Rosenberg)At the very peak of his prime, its time for Styles to wear one of the companys most prestigious titles as the top guy on SmackDown Live. He just might get that chance Sunday at Backlash if a victory over Dean Ambrose is in the cards. Fresh off of an incredibly productive program with?John Cena, culminating in a show-stealing classic at SummerSlam, Styles has proved he is ready to carry the ball. (Campbell)While Ambrose may be sliding a bit, he is still carrying the WWE World Championship around, and thats a big deal. His carefree, eccentric character is magnetic, and despite a disappointing match with?Dolph Ziggler?at?SummerSlam, he has all the tools necessary to continue building a long, successful career as one of the pillars of the WWE. Being in the ring with Styles can only help in the long run. (Coyle)Im not quite sure why theyre rushing the conflict and a potential feud with?Dana Brooke, but honestly, everything that Charlottes doing right now entertains me. The WWE womens championship rematch at Clash of Champions?should provide her and?Sasha Banks?an opportunity to make up for what was, at times, a messy match at SummerSlam. (Rosenberg)Not only is The Miz in the midst of a career renaissance in this calendar year, over the last two weeks he has produced some of his best work on the microphone. Ever. PPoint-blank. Clearance Nike LeBron Shoes. Its good to see the Intercontinental champion set up the most meaningful match he and Zigger have ever had (and there have been quite a few), and his Never Ending Intercontinental Championship World Tour shows no signs of slowing down, with more than 150 days already in the books. (Campbell)The best tag team that the WWE has had in a long time has been the WWE world tag team champion for over a year. Theyre insanely over with the crowd and always entertaining. The only thing left for them to do to avoid becoming stagnant is dropping the tag team titles to?Luke Gallows?and?Karl Anderson?to reinvigorate their feud and make the pursuit of regaining the top spot one of the major focuses of Raw. (Markazi)Regardless of whether he gets a positive or negative crowd response, its always loud -- and Reigns consistently delivers in the ring. Whether hes in the main event or not, hes always in the conversation and one night away from believably inserting himself into a story, as he did on Monday. Hes taken over Cenas mantle as the most polarizing figure in the WWE. (Coyle)Theres little use in predicting what will catch on with the WWE Universe, and some of the most significantly popular superstars of the last decade got themselves to that point through sheer force of will (just look at?Zack Ryder). Saddled with what could have been a demoralizing career-ending gimmick of being the only superstar to go undrafted, Slater turned it into one of the most popular gimmicks going. Between his?continued attempts to wrestle for a contract on Raw and SmackDown and meeting his wife and seven kids, Slater has made his run toward the SmackDown tag team championships with?Rhyno?a huge deal. If?The Usos?predictably break his heart on Sunday, he should be able to carry on with the most popular self-made gimmick in the WWE right now for the foreseeable future.?(Fiorvanti)As her fellow Four Horsewomen were winning titles, stealing the show at Wrestlemania and leading the WWEs womens revolution, Bayley was biding her time and continuing to hone her craft in NXT. As much as her showdowns with Charlotte, Banks and?Becky Lynch?helped sharpen her skills, her pair of matches with Asuka helped give Bayley more of an edge in the past few months. Shes come into the WWE like a house of fire, and shes?already showing signs of having nearly endless potential. Visions of her becoming the womens divisions counterpart to Cena dont seem to be too far off the mark. (Fiorvanti)Dropped from rankings:?Finn Bálor?(6th), Cena (9th), Rusev (10th)Honorable mention: Randy Orton, Chris Jericho, Cena, Sasha Banks ' ' ' 
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Not a single team in the top 10 went down this past week, so there was no movement toward the top of the Power Rankings. Cheap Vans Shoes Free Shipping . But there was plenty overall.For the first time this season, the No. 1 team didnt get bounced. Villanova looked vulnerable against Notre Dame, but Jay Wright and the defending national champs wound up -- with a stellar performance by Josh Hart?-- coming out on top and remaining unbeaten.Kansas won but lost a key player for the time being, and UCLA showed its win the previous weekend was hardly a fluke. Two teams, Cincinnati and Iowa State, got bounced and were replaced by Florida State and Virginia Tech.Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 31. Villanova Wildcats Record: 10-0 Last weeks ranking: 1Its time to move Josh Hart into the front-runner spot for the National Player of the Year. Hart scored a career-high 37 points and also grabbed 11 boards in a comeback win over Notre Dame. One week ago, he had a triple-double against St. Joes.2. Kansas Jayhawks Record: 9-1 Last weeks ranking: 2Kansas played its first game without Carlton Bragg Jr., who was suspended indefinitely after being arrested in connection with a domestic battery incident. The Jayhawks beat Nebraska easily but will need Bragg back at some point to go deep in the NCAA tourney.3. Baylor Bears Record: 8-0 Last weeks ranking: 3The Bears earned the week off. Scott Drews team has outscored Oregon, Michigan State, Louisville and Xavier by a combined 163-106 in the second half.4. UCLA Bruins Record: 10-0 Last weeks ranking: 4Michigan was holding opponents to just 58 points per game. Then the Bruins scored 52 -- in the second half -- to pull away from the Wolverines. UCLA did that without starting center Thomas Welsh, who was out with a knee injury.5. Duke Blue Devils Record: 10-1 Last weeks ranking: 5Duke beat Florida and UNLV, but the news of the week came when Mike Krzyzewski said that top-ranked freshman Harry Giles is hopeful to return next week, either Monday against Tennessee State or Wednesday against Elon.6. Gonzaga Bulldogs Record: 10-0 Last weeks ranking: 6After a rout over Washington and a victory over Akron, the Zags are 10-0 for the first time since they joined the Division I ranks back in 1958-59.7. North Carolina Tar Heels Record: 10-1 Last weeks ranking: 7The Tar Heels were without Joel Berry II (sprained left ankle) in a scare against Tennessee in Chapel Hill, but thats no excuse for being tested by a mediocre Vols team.8. Indiana Hoosiers Record: 8-1 Last weeks ranking: 8OG Anunoby?was cleared but was held out of the win over Houston Baptist. That means hell likely return from his ankle injury Saturday against Butler in the Crossroads Classic.9. Kentucky Wildcats Record: 9-1 Last weeks ranking: 9The Wildcats took care of Valpo and Hofstra this past week, but it gets tough the next couple games before SEC play: Saturday vs. North Carolina in Vegas and Dec. 21 down the road in Louisville.10. Creighton Bluejays Record: 10-0 Last weeks ranking: 10The Bluejays took care of in-state rival Nebraska and have reeled off six straight against the Cornhuskers by an average of nearly 15 points.11. Louisville Cardinals Record: 9-1 Last weeks ranking: 11Rick Pitino got his 400th career win at Louisville in his 16th season with the Cardinals. He has 752 wins as a college head coach, among Boston University (91), Providence (42), Kentucky (219) and Louisville. He also has 192 victories in the NBA in five-plus seasons with the Knicks and Celtics.12. Xavier Musketeers Record: 8-2 Last weeks ranking: 12Chris Macks team lost back-to-back games on the road to Baylor and Colorado but bounced back with a home win over Utah. Norfolk State transfer RaShid Gaston had 11 points and 14 boards in the win over the Utes.13. South Carolina Gamecocks Record: 8-0 Last weeks ranking: 15?The Gamecocks were off this past week. Frank Martin told ESPN that he wont have leading scorer and rebounder Sindarius Thorwnell (suspended indefinitely) for Mondays game against Seton Hall in New York.14. Wisconsin Badgers Record: 9-2 Last weeks ranking: 17?A year ago, Wisconsin was a mess and lost to Marquette at the Kohl Center. Bo Ryan stepped down three days later, with the Badgers at 6-5 overall. Since then, Greg Gard is 24-10 with the most recent win coming Saturday against in-state rival Marquette in Milwaukee.15. Notre Dame Fighting Irish Record: 9-1 Last weeks ranking: 21?Bonzie Colsons double-double streak ended at six straight games in the loss to Villanova, but it was an off game from V.J. Beachem (16.8 PPG) that was tough to overcome. Beachem was 2-for-11 from the field and 0-for-5 from deep, and he finished with just four points.16. West Virginia Mountaineers Record: 8-1 Last weeks ranking: 18?Bob Huggins and the Mountaineers pounded a couple cupcakes in Western Carolina and VMI. It doesnt get much tougher, with the next three against UMKC, Radford and Northern Kentucky.17. Virginia Cavaliers Record: 8-1 Last weeks ranking: 19?London Perrantes leads Tony Bennetts team in scoring -- at just 10.2 points per game. Bennett will need someone else to step up and become more of a focal point and go-to guy, as that just isnt Perrantes strength.18. USC Trojans Record: 9-0 Last weeks ranking: 20?USC is off to its best start since 2000-01, when the Trojans went to the Elite Eight. Andy Enfields team is doing that with just one senior, Charles Buggs, who averages less than 10 minutes per game.19. Purdue Boilermakers Record: 8-2 Last weeks ranking: 22?Matt Painter has gone with Vince Edwards off the bench the past three games because the frontline trio of Isaac Haas, Caleb Swanigan and Edwards was turning it over too much. Swanigan had eight turnovers in Saturdays rout of Cleveland State.20. Butler Bulldogs Record: 9-1 Last weeks ranking: 16?Chris Holtmann shook things up after the loss to Indiana State by inserting Kamar Baldwin and Sean McDermott into the starting lineup in place of Kelan Martin and Avery Woodson. It seemed to work, as the Bulldogs beat Cincinnati at Hinkle.21. Saint Marys Gaels Record: 7-1 Last weeks ranking: 13?Was the loss to UT Arlington an outlier? The Gaels entered the game shooting 53 percent from the field, 40 percent from 3 and 82 percent from the line. In the loss, they were 16-of-51 from the field, 8-of-27 from 3 and 11-of-17 from the line.22. Texas A&M Aggies Record: 7-2 Last weeks ranking: 23?DJ Hogg finally made some shots (6-of-11 for 15 points) in Saturdays win against South Carolina State, after a three-game stretch in which he was 8-of-34 from the field and 2-of-19 from beyond the arc.23. Florida State Seminoles Record: 10-1 Last weeks ranking: NR?Freshman Jonathan Isaac is a potential lottery pick, but he was a nonfactor in the win over in-state rival Florida after missing the previous three games. Dwayne Bacon was far from a nonfactor, with 24 points in the victory.24. Florida Gators Record: 7-3 Last weeks ranking: 14?It was a rough week for Mike White and the Gators, as they lost at Madison Square Garden to Duke and in Tallahassee to Florida State. Floridas third loss was also to a top-25 team: Gonzaga.25. Virginia Tech Hokies Record: 8-1 Last weeks ranking: NR?Buzz Williams has brought leading scorer Zach LeDay (17.1) and Seth Allen (10.7 PPG) off the bench in all nine games thus far. Both are fifth-year seniors.Dropped out: Cincinnati, Iowa State Cheap Vans Shoes From China . The deal is pending a physical, assistant general manager Bobby Evans said. Traded from Seattle to Baltimore on Aug. 30, Morse also can play first base and right field to give manager Bruce Bochy some flexibility in writing his lineup. Cheap Vans Shoes Wholesale . Robinson finished with 17 points, all but two in the second half, and Lawson had 14 after halftime and finished with a game-high 11 assists as the Nuggets handed Dallas its first home loss in eight games this season. J.J. Hickson led Denver with 22, and Kenneth Faried added 10 points and 10 rebounds. http://www.cheapvansfromchina.com/ . The news was first reported on Gonzalezs Twitter account and confirmed by the Rockies. Gonzalez has a six-week window before position players have their first workout at spring training in Arizona. Heavyweight contender Alexander Povetkin failed his second drug test in seven months, forcing his vacant interim world title fight against former world titleholder Bermane Stiverne to be canceled about 20 hours before they were to walk to the ring.Povetkin and Stiverne were due to meet on Saturday at the Ekaterinburg Expo Center in Ekaterinburg, Russia, Povetkins home country.However, the fight was canceled when the WBC withdrew its sanction of the bout because Povetkin tested positive for the banned substance ostarine in a random Voluntary Anti-Doping Association drug test conducted under the WBCs Clean Boxing Program, which allows for random testing at any time.Povetkin provided the sample on Dec. 6 and VADA notified the fighters and organization of the failed test on Saturday.The WBC hereby withdraws its sanctioning of the bout for the heavyweight interim world championship and will conduct a thorough investigation of the circumstances of the case and will issue subsequent rulings as required, the WBC wrote in its ruling.Ostarine, which is supposed to increase stamina and recovery ability, has been on the World Anti-Doping Agency banned list since 2008.Povetkin promoter Andrey Ryabinsky of World of Boxing said of the positive test on social media that Povetkin was not clear where it came from.Stiverne (25-2-1, 21 KOs) could have gone through with the bout but without the sanction and a chance to win the interim title he elected not to.Theres no reason to fight if the WBC wont sanction the bout, Stiverne said. Im very disappointed in the actions of Povetkin. Ive been training for months to be victorious. To wake up the day of the fight, have breakfast, take a nap and wake up to find out he tested positive is the worst possible situation.World of Boxing announced that Johann Duhaupas (34-3, 21 KOs), 35, of France, would step in and face Povetkin in the new main event. Duhaupas has won two fights in a row, including a six-round knockout of Robert Helenius on April 2, since WBC titleholder Deontay Wilder knocked him out in the 11th round of a title defense September 2015.Apparently, Duhaupas was already in Russia and took the fight on less than a days notice, although it is unclear how the fight was set up so quickly and why Russian regulators are allowing Povetkin to fight in the wake of the failed test.Stiverne, 38, who was born in Haiti and lives in Las Veggas, made immediate plans to leave Russia. Wholesale Vans Shoes. Im headed back home to Las Vegas, he said. Hopefully, the WBC will install me as the mandatory challenger to face Deontay Wilder. I want the opportunity to fight for the world title again, that was my whole reason to come to Russia was to earn that opportunity.Stiverne, who is promoted by Don King, lost a lopsided decision and the title to Wilder in January 2015 in Las Vegas. However, with Wilder sidelined after having surgery this past summer because of a hand and biceps injury, the WBC sanctioned the interim title bout.The cancelation of the fight will cost both fighters their purses of $1,424,250 apiece. Another $316,500 would have gone to the winner of the fight, which Ryabinsky won at a purse bid.It is Povetkins second canceled fight because he tested positive for a banned substance this year. He was the mandatory challenger and due face Wilder on May 21 in Moscow. The fight was canceled nine days beforehand, when Povetkin (30-1, 22 KOs), 37, failed a VADA test for the banned substance meldonium, which he claimed he ingested before the drug was added to the WADA banned list in January.The WBC ultimately elected to not punish Povetkin because the amount of the substance in his system was far below the threshold accepted by WADA in an updated notice on the drug published in June. There remain questions, however, about how Povetkin could have tested negative in random VADA doping tests conducted April 7, 8 and 11 while his April 27 sample -- the A and the B -- was positive for meldonium.Povetkins latest failed test came a month after Stiverne failed a random drug test for the banned substance methylhexaneamine, a stimulant also known as dimethyamylamine or DMAA. The WBC fined Stiverne $75,000 but ruled that he would still be allowed to fight. The WBC said Stiverne was cooperative and 100 percent forthcoming during its investigation.Stiverne informed the WBC that on the day of the test, in order to facilitate urination, he took a dietary supplement called Superharm in front of the sample collector, the WBC said at the time. He reported the ingestion of that supplement in the declaration of medication use section of the doping control form he filled in connection with the test. ' ' ' 
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WELLESLEY, Mass. Air Max 97 Cheap . -- Ellen Port won her third U.S. Senior Womens Amateur title and seventh USGA championship Thursday, beating Andrea Kraus 3 and 2 at Wellesley Country Club.The 55-year-old Port, from St. Louis, also won the event for players 50 and over in 2012 and 2013 and the U.S. Womens Mid-Amateur in 1995, 1996, 2000 and 2011. With seven USGA womens titles, shes tied for second place with Carol Semple Thompson and Anne Quast Sander, one behind JoAnne Gunderson Carner.Fantastic, Port said. Its always great to win a USGA championship. You work so hard to get here, and its just so special when you can finish it off.Port was 2 under par for 16 holes, with the usual match-play concessions.Ellen is amazing, said the 55-year-old Kraus, from Baltimore. Shes a lovely human being and I give her incredible kudos. Shes got a family -- she does it all.In addition to Carner, only Bobby Jones and Tiger Woods with nine, as well as?Jack Nicklaus?with eight, have won more USGA championships than Port.Ports 7-1 record is the best among female players who have reached six or more USGA finals. Thompson is 7-3, Glenna Collett Vare 6-2 and Carner 6-3.On Wednesday night, Port received a text of encouragement from Thompson.Its mind-boggling, Port said. Im definitely not in that league. [Anne and Carol] are both good friends of mine. Carol drummed me the first time I played in an event. She beat me 6 and 5 at the [Womens] Western. She was a legend and we sat down and had lunch. Ive learned a lot from her and respect her. Its just a real honor.Port is the womens golf coach at Washington University in St. Louis. She also still teaches at the John Burroughs School, a private high school.My team has been texting me and theyve been having way more fun at practice since Ive been gone, Port said. 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AUSTIN, Texas -- Texas says nothing has been decided on football coach Charlie Strong.Longhorns athletic director Mike Perrin, in the face of swirling reports that school officials had decided to fire Strong at the end of a third bad season, dismissed them as rumors and said the coach would be evaluated after playing TCU on Friday.Perrin, who has been publicly supportive of Strong all season, didnt say Strong would return.There are a number of rumors out there about the status of Coach Strong. Ive said it all along, we will evaluate the body of work after the regular season. We have a game to get ready for against TCU on Friday, and I hope our fans will come out and support our team. Well discuss where things stand after that, Perrin said.That sets up an awkward Monday for Strong when he addresses reporters on the Big 12 coaches conference call, and then later at his weekly campus news conference, which is televised by the Longhorn Network.Texas President Greg Fenves, who has also been supportive of Strong this season, was silent on the coachs future Sunday.With top administrative support, Strong appeared relatively safe until Saturdays 24-21 overtime loss at lowly Kansas. Texas (5-6, 3-5 Big 12)) held an 11-point lead in the fourth quarter.Perrin refused to address reporters after the loss, and Strong, with his wife weeping outside the team lockerroom, said he didnt know what the loss would mean for his future.No, I dont. No idea, Strong said.But Strong was back at work Sunday. A team spokesman said Strong and his staff kept to their routine of meeting Sunday morning to review game film and start preparations for the next game.Strong is in the third year of a five-year contract, but not even a $10 million buyout could be enough to save him. He has failed to take the program to the same heights he took Louisville. He is 16-20 at Texas and in danger of finishing with his third straight losing season.His only bowl appearance came in 2014, when the Longhorns lost to Arkansas in the Texas Bowl.Youre upset. You never want this to happen, said Texas quarterback Shane Buechele, who threw an interception on the first possession of overtime that allowed Kansas to kick the winning field goal. Authentic Air Max 97 Sale. .You have to get everyone to rally back. Were a family in there, Buechele said, before adding of Strong: Were going to fight for him this next game.The Longhorns have shown some fight this season, beating Notre Dame in double overtime to open the season, ever-so-briefly giving Strong a reprieve from all the critics.But close losses at California, Oklahoma State and in the Red River Rivalry against Oklahoma put an end to any fuzzy feelings. Another close loss to Kansas State a couple of weeks later combined with last weeks 24-20 loss to West Virginia put his job in peril.Nothing could be more damaging than a loss to the Jayhawks, though.Kansas hadnt beaten a Football Bowl Subdivision school since 2014, and hadnt won a conference game in 19 tries. The Jayhawks only win in nearly two seasons under coach David Beaty was against lower-level Rhode Island in the season opener, and the Longhorns had handled them in their last 13 meetings.Yet four turnovers in the second quarter got the Longhorns in trouble, and more missteps down the stretch allowed Kansas to overcome a 21-10 deficit and force overtime in the final seconds of regulation.Matthew Wymans 25-yard field goal sent Strong striding off the field.This one hurts, Texas wide receiver Jacore Warrick said. Everyone is disappointed. We wanted to come out. We wanted to play well. Ultimately, no matter what happens throughout the game, the end result, we want to be a W. And its not. We could have put the game away early.Asked about his coachs future, Warrick replied simply: Trying not to think about it.---AP Sports Writer Dave Skretta in Lawrence, Kansas, contributed to this report.---More AP college football: www.collegefootball.ap.org and https://twitter.com/AP-Top25 ' ' ' 
LOS ANGELES -- Jon Gray reached double-digit strikeouts for the sixth time this season. Adrian Beltre Jersey . Nothing else came easy for him.The right-hander labored through 106 pitches over four innings, giving up four runs and three hits in Colorados 5-2 loss to the NL West-leading Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night. The Rockies endured their 81st defeat and fourth in five games.I knew from the beginning it would be a tough day with no fastball command, Gray said. Fastball command is number one when it comes to pitching. Without that it is incredibly tough to succeed.Joc Pederson and pinch-hitter Andre Ethier hit back-to-back home runs in the fourth inning for the Dodgers after an emotional pre-game ceremony honoring Vin Scully.Both teams crowded their dugouts to watch speakers including Hall of Famer Sandy Koufax and current ace Clayton Kershaw honor Scully, who is retiring at 88 after 67 years broadcasting Dodgers games.Getting to see that takes a little sting out of that loss, Rockies manager Walt Weiss said. That was special. Vin is a special guy. You can see how everyone felt. It was very heartfelt.Gray (10-9) has 26 strikeouts in his last two games, the most in such a span in Rockies history.His stuff was crisp, he just didnt command it well, Weiss said.Their third straight victory trimmed the Dodgers magic number for clinching a record fourth consecutive NL West title to two. Their division lead increased to seven games after San Francisco lost at San Diego 7-2.Pederson worked the count to 3-2 during a nine-pitch at-bat before homering off Gray with two outs. Ethier followed with his first homer of the season into the lower right field seats, extending the Dodgers lead to 4-0.Yasmani Grandals RBI single gave Los Angeles a 2-0 lead in the first. Corey Seager scored from third and Colorado catcher Tom Murphy had his back to the plate as he fielded the throw from right field, allowing Justin Turner to score from second.Ross Stripling (5-8) got the win in relief of injured Scott Kazmir. The rookie right-hander allowed two hits in three innings, struck out four and walked two.Kenley Jansen retired the side with two strikeouts in a scoreless ninth for his 47th save in 53 chances.Kazmir allowed two hits while tossing just 19 pitches in his first start for the Dodgers since Aug. 22. He left after one inning because of spasms in his ribs and chest. The left-hander spent the past month on the disabled list with neck inflammation.Colorado scored its runs in the sixth on Nolan Arenados NL-leading 40th homer and Tom Murphys RBI single. Arenados 129 runs lead the NL and he joined Vinny Castilla (1996-98) and Andres Galarraga (1996-97) as the only Rockies hitters to post consecutive 40-homer seasons.He is doing big-time stuff, Weiss said. His first few years in the league, hes special.40 DOUBLESColorados Carlos Gonzalez doubled in the eighth, giving him 40 doubles for the first time in his career. He finished 2 for 4. Hes had six doubles in 14 games since Sept. 9.WHAT A CATCHJosh Reddick charged a ball hit by Colorados DJ LeMahieu to right field, catching it on the run and completing a cartwheel to hold the runner at third base with two outs in the third. LeMahieu went 0 for 4, ending his 38-game on-base streak and 13-game hitting streak. He continues to lead the majors with a .349 batting average.UP NEXTRockies: RHP Chad Bettis (13-7, 4.79) has career highs in victories, starts (30) and innings pitched (174 2/3). He is 0-1 with a 4.91 ERA in seven career games, including four starts, against Los Angeles.Dodgers: Kershaw (11-3, 1.73) is 7-1 with a 1.19 ERA in nine home starts. Jon Niese Jersey . Walcott is available for Saturdays home match against Southampton as Arsenal looks to extend its two-point lead at the top of the Premier League. The Gunners are currently the second highest scorers in the league but Wenger insists Walcott will add something extra to his team. Drew Robinson Jersey . Tuesdays surgery at Atlantas Piedmont Hospital was performed by Dr. Xavier Duralde and Hawks team physician Dr. Michael Bernot. http://www.cheaptexasrangersjerseys.com/?tag=cheap-bartolo-colon-jersey . -- Cam Newton pranced into the end zone, placed his hands over his chest and did his familiar Superman pose. Sand, sun and samba.Even on a royal parade ground in the middle of staid London, the Olympic beach volleyball competition four years ago pulsated to the music of a DJ while dance teams jiggled during the breaks. When the Summer Games sexiest sport opens in Rio de Janeiro, the biggest competition for the party atmosphere inside the venue could come from the surrounding Copacabana Beach.Although the sport was invented in Southern California, its spiritual home could be the stretch of sand in Brazil where a temporary 12,000-seat stadium will welcome the worlds top players. Among the favorites are the hometown teams, including two Brazilian womens tandems that will try to stop American Kerri Walsh-Jennings in her attempt at a fourth straight gold medal.Here are some things to look for from the Olympic beach volleyball venue on Copacabana Beach, where music and passion are always the fashion:HER NAME IS KERRIA three-time defending Olympic champion, Walsh Jennings will turn 38 during the Rio Games. Her path to a fifth Olympics -- she also went to Sydney with the American indoor volleyball team -- has been more of a struggle than years past because of a separated right shoulder that twice interrupted the path to qualification.Walsh Jennings says shes healthy now, and since returning from shoulder surgery she and partner April Ross have steadily moved up the rankings on the international tour. They will arrive in Rio as a No. 3 seed, behind the two Brazilian teams.AND WHILE SHE TRIED TO BE A STARWhen longtime partner Misty May-Treanor retired after the London Games, Walsh Jennings looked across the net to grab Ross off the team they beat in the gold medal match.Ross, 34, brings a little more youth to the partnership, but she still has Olympic experience. She was three-times voted the FIVB tours best server, and she has also earned top honors for her hitting and her offense.But there was also a problem in the new pairing: Both Ross and Walsh Jennings were accustomed to playing on the leftt side. Cheap Rangers Jerseys China. . Walsh Jennings volunteered to make the switch.AT THE COPABrazil is the most decorated nation in Olympic volleyball history, winning 11 of the 30 total medals since the sport was added to the Summer Games program in 1996. (The United States has nine.)But the Brazilians have only claimed two golds -- one each in mens and womens -- despite dominating the international tours that determine Olympic qualification. (The U.S. has six of a possible 10.)This year, the defending womens world champions Agatha and Barbara were second in the rankings only to the pairing of 2012 bronze medalist Larissa and 2008 fourth-place finisher Talita. On the mens side, Alison and Bruno bring a No. 1 seed and a world championship to their hometown, while fourth-ranked Pedro and Evandro could use the home-town advantage to step onto the medal podium.THEY WERE YOUNG AND THEY HAD EACH OTHERWalsh Jennings and Ross arent the only Americans with new partners.Two-time Olympian Jake Gibb is back, this time with newcomer Casey Patterson. And Phil Dalhausser, who won gold in Beijing and finished ninth in London with Todd Rogers, is paired up with Olympic rookie Nick Lucena.The only tandem of first-timers is the second U.S. womens team, with Brooke Sweat and Lauren Fendrick making their Olympic debut.THEY USED TO HAVE A SHOWDefending mens champions Julius Brink and Jonas Reckermann of Germany wont be back.Reckermann retired five months after the London Games due to back and shoulder injuries. Brink teamed up briefly with former training partner Sebastian Fuchs before calling it quits.Also sitting this one out: Five-time Olympian and three-time medalist (one of each) Emanuel, who won silver in London with Alison.It will be the first time there will be an Olympic beach volleyball tournament without him.---Follow Jimmy Golen on Twitter at: http://www.twitter.com/jgolen . ' ' ' 
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