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Mercedes broke the mechanics curfew overnight at the U. Discount NFL Jerseys .S. Grand Prix in order to make a precautionary change of the fuel system on Lewis Hamiltons car.In order to prevent team members working unnecessarily long hours, the FIA imposes an eight-hour curfew between Friday and Saturday for paddock personnel working on the cars. In Austin the curfew ran between 23:00-07:00 but Mercedes mechanics worked within that time to fit a new fuel system.Teams get two exceptions from the curfew per season, so no penalty will be imposed on Mercedes which had not broken curfew at any point this season ahead of this weekend. Wholesale NFL Jerseys Outlet . Peter Holland and Brad Staubitz were sent to Toronto on Saturday as the Maple Leafs traded defenceman Jesse Blacker and draft picks to the Anaheim Ducks. Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys . From filmmaker Nanette Burstein (On the Ropes), The Price of Gold revisits the saga that rocked the figure skating world ahead of the 1994 Lillehammer Olympic Winter Games: the assault on Nancy Kerrigan, and the plot that led its way back to her rival Tonya Harding. http://www.cheapnfljerseysreddit.com/ . The players spoke Jan. 13 during a Major League Baseball Players Association conference call after Rodriguez sued the union and Major League Baseball to overturn an arbitrators decision suspending him for the 2014 season and post-season. MILWAUKEE -- Ryan Braun hit two home runs and the Milwaukee Brewers tied a season high with their fourth straight win, beating the Colorado Rockies 7-1 Wednesday.Braun hit a solo drive off Tyler Anderson in the fourth inning. He connected for his 24th homer, a two-run drive, off Chad Qualls during a four-run seventh.The Brewers posted their first three-game sweep over Colorado at Miller Park since 2011.Nolan Arenado hit his NL-leading 34th homer in the first, his fourth shot in 15 plate appearances. The Rockies went on to load the bases, but Zach Davies (10-6) escaped further trouble.Davis struck out eight in six innings.Anderson (4-5) fanned a career-high 10 in five innings.The Brewers manufactured the go-ahead run in the fifth. Orlando Arcia walked, advanced on a groundout, stole third and scored on Jonathan Villars second hit of the game.Milwaukee tacked on another run on Arcias bunt single in the sixth off reliever Chris Rushin. Arcia pushed a bunt in front of the plate. Catcher Tony Wolters chased it down and flipped it to Rushin covering the plate, but Hernan Perez stepped around the tag and scored.Chris Carter hit an RBI double and scored on a single by Domingo Santana in the seventh.A RARE PAIR OF TENSAndersons strikeouts came a day after Jon Gray fanned 10. According to STATS, this was the first time Rockies starters had reached double-digit strikeouts in consecutive games.PARRA DEBUTS AT FIRSTGerardo Parra started at first base for the first time in 988 career games. Hes done it before (in spring training), but briefly, Rockies manager Walt Weiss said. Hes been working out over there. Im just trying to find a way to keep him involved.TRAINERS ROOMRockkies: 2B DJ LeMahieu, second in the NL in batting at . Clearance NFL Jerseys. 344, missed his second consecutive game with inflammation in left wrist. Hes still available to do some of the other things, but Im not going to use him to hit, Weiss said. When you hurt your wrist, your fingers or anything to your hand as a hitter, it is going to take a while. The Rockies have an off day Thursday. ... CF Charlie Blackmon returned to the lineup after not starting four games with a bruised right toe.Brewers: RHPs Junior Guerra and Jacob Barnes and 3B Will Middlebrooks are headed out on rehab assignments. Guerra makes a start for Triple-A Colorado Springs on Saturday. Barnes is expected to pitch out of the bullpen on Friday with Double-A Biloxi. Middlebrooks takes the field with Class-A Wisconsin on Wednesday night. All three players are expected to rejoin the team when rosters expand on Sept. 1.UP NEXTRockies: RHP Jeff Hoffman (0-1, 13.50 ERA) makes his second career start and first on the road in the opener Friday of a three-game series against the Washington Nationals. Two years since Tommy John surgery, Hoffman was acquired from Toronto on July 28, 2015, as part of a deal for RHP LaTroy Hawkins and SS Troy Tulowitzki.Brewers: RHP Wily Peralta (5-9, 6.00) makes his first start this season against the Pittsburgh Pirates. He is 2-2 with a 3.55 ERA in six career starts against Pittsburgh. The opening day starter, he made 10 starts for Triple-A Colorado Springs after being optioned there on June 12. He is 1-2 in three starts since rejoining the rotation. ' ' ' 
The Turning Point, a Marlton, New Jersey, brunch spot, is an homage to its state. Ecco Schuhe Schweiz Günstig . On one wall, a canvas print trumpets Garden State cities -- Marlton! Hoboken! Manalapan! -- in block letters. On another, black-and-white photographs showcase local landmarks in sharp relief. And squirreled away in a booth in the back, the reigning FIFA Womens World Player of the Year, a New Jersey product herself, picks at a pesto infusion skillet, pondering the match that she says changed everything.Last summer Carli Lloyd scored three times in the first 16 minutes of the World Cup final against Japan, the fastest hat trick in World Cup history by a man or a woman. Now, seven months later, she recalls her third goal -- an improbable 54-yard kick from midfield -- with assuredness and bemusement.When I got the ball at midfield, I took a touch. I looked up and saw the keeper off her line. I took another touch to prep. I just hit it. As perfect as could be. When it came off my foot, I knew it was perfect.Then she laughs. It was a play that could never go right, except on the one day when nothing could go wrong.Lloyd finally stepped to the forefront of womens soccer on that afternoon in July, but here, at the Turning Point, she practically recedes into the background. She is not Serena Williams, granite sculpture of biceps and triceps. She is not Ronda Rousey, bulk and power. At 5-foot-8, her hair piled into a messy bun, and sporting an unremarkable all-black warm-up suit, she could just as easily be your fitness-conscious roommate as a World Cup Golden Ball winner. Lloyd grew up about 10 miles north in Delran, is engaged to her high school boyfriend, Brian Hollins, and still calls South Jersey home. But when the waitress swings by the table to offer refills, she does not seem to realize she is sharing the room with the best womens soccer player in the world.The thing is, Lloyd goes on, those 16 minutes were 13 years of hard, hard work.So call the prayer from midfield a happy accident if you like. Just dont call Lloyd one. She is, shell tell you, more than the sum total of those 960 seconds. And she is over being overlooked for all that came before.I have scored some big-time goals, Lloyd says, almost defiantly. Ive done well in Algarve Cups. Ive done well in World Cup and Olympic qualifiers, Olympics. In big games when were playing top-five teams. But yet you never see my face or my name out there. And it has frustrated me my entire career.It seems implausible that Lloyd, now 33, could ever fly under the radar. Since making her national team debut nearly 11 years ago, she has become the teams most prolific scoring midfielder ever, a remarkable 69 international goals coming from center mid. She has started 24 of 25 matches in the past two World Cups and two Olympics combined, and her 222 caps ranks eighth in U.S. womens national team history. And yet, after the 5-2 World Cup win over Japan, U.S. Soccer Federation president Sunil Gulati declared that generations of fans had a new hero in Lloyd, giving voice to the idea that her hat trick, the first in a womens final, represented a breakthrough for the veteran. Indeed, just after that long ball arced its way from midfield toward Japanese keeper Ayumi Kaihori, beneath the collective jubilation was a prevailing puzzlement.Finally. And then: What took her so long?THE CHASM BETWEEN Lloyds appraisal of her career pre-2015 World Cup and the referendum offered by outside observers makes the Grand Canyon look fun-size in scale. She was either the national teams most effective contributor the three years prior, or a turnover-prone, shoot-first-pass-much-much-later liability. She was its most consistent grinder, or its most inconsistent playmaker. She was clutch personified, or choker incarnate. So when Gulati dubbed Lloyd a new hero last summer, it made both perfect sense, and none whatsoever.Gulati now says that starring in a game of that magnitude would make anyone a new hero, regardless of prior work. A performance like that changes things, he says. Still, last summer was not the first time Lloyd dabbled in big-game heroics: In 2008 and 2012, she scored the Olympic gold game winners. If there was any doubt from 2008 and on, there is no doubt that from 2012 until today she has been the most impactful player on the team, says James Galanis, Lloyds longtime personal coach.Yet right up until the round of 16 in last years World Cup, when the U.S. emerged with a 2-0 victory over Colombia, there was a small but insistent call for Lloyds outright removal from the starting 11. There were some analysts, co-analysts of mine in the studio, saying that she should be benched in the World Cup, says former USWNT coach Tony DiCicco, now a broadcaster for Fox Sports. In fairness, in all the ways Lloyd was transcendent in the knockout round -- she scored six of the teams 10 goals in those four matches -- she was pedestrian in the group stage. She would come on, and explode, only when midfielder Lauren Holidays yellow-card suspension gave way to Morgan Brians insertion into the lineup, moving Lloyd back up to her natural attacking position. Lloyds tournament was a microcosm of the ways she has both dazzled and confounded for years.Carli ... shes an interesting player, DiCicco says. [A few years ago] there would be moments of greatness surrounded by mediocrity. Shed make errant pass after errant pass. Shed force shots instead of slipping the ball through. Then shed have a moment of greatness again, he continues, and youd say, Mmm, theres some genius in this player.So is the question what took her so long? Or what took everyone else so long? For Lloyd, the answer is simple: She is not a late bloomer. She is a casualty of late-blooming recognition. Way late, in her words.Im not going to go and pose for a swimsuit edition because thatll just ruin my reputation right off the bat, Lloyd says, picking up steam. So I guess what Im getting at is, you know, its just really been about how many jerseys they can sell. Ive kept to myself, Ive put my head down, Ive gone to work. And I have felt undervalued.She doesnt utter Alex Morgan by name, but the reference feels like an unspoken presence. Despite logging 13,943 minutes in international play before 2015, it took the World Cup for Lloyd to land a rash of big sponsorships -- Comcast, United Airlines, EA Sports, Whole Foods. The 26-year-old Morgan, by contrast, skyrocketed to fame, scoring more goals (41) in her first three years than any other U.S. player, landing knee-deep in endorsements almost immediately and posing for Sports Illustrateds swimsuit issue twice. Its funny to me, U.S. goalkeeper Hope Solo says. People dont always turn their heads, because shes not in swimsuits and shes not posting on social media. But, you know, people should have known about Carli for a lot longer than 2015 and beyond.In some ways, her fame was a product of her circumstances. She shared the field with scene-stealers in now-retired Abby Wambach, then Morgan, and for a long spell, both. Even her prowess in back-to-back Olympics had a short shelf life. She scored two winning goals in the Olympics; those were terrific goals, two gold medals, but it didnt resonate in the same way as this World Cup did, Gulati says. The Olympics are different because its a multisport event, so youre not the only one onstage, so to speak.But what one person sees as circumstances, another can see as oversight. Lloyd would look up at the JumboTron to see a promotion for an upcoming game but would never see a photo of herself as the selling point. And one source close to the U.S. team recalls going to the federations online store before the 2015 Womens World Cup to look for a Carli Lloyd jersey, only to find noncustom options limited to Wambach, Morgan and Sydney Leroux. Even within our own federation, she hasnt been pushed to the forefront, the source says. That says a lot in terms of what we valued.Says Galanis: Shes been a hero over and over again. But U.S. Soccer has failed to recognize that. Over and over again.BEFORE SHE WAS overlooked, Lloyd was discarded. In March 2003, still a junior at Rutgers University, she sat across the table from her U21 WNT coach, Chris Petrucelli, in a hotel conference room in Carson, California. He told her that, yes, she could strike the ball better than anyone, but she showed little interest in defending. Her fitness level was subpar. And there were times in games when she seemed to disappear.She had been cut.Lloyd retreated home to Delran certain that besides her upcoming senior year at Rutgers, soccer was in her rearview mirror. Then her father found James Galanis.A native of Preston, Australia, Galanis sports a chin-length mop of hair and thick-framed glasses that make him look more laid-back Aussie surfer than hard-nosed trainer. But he has created a name for himself in the New Jersey soccer scene, starting a private coaching practice in nearby Lumberton, and had trained Lloyds younger brothers soccer team. My daughter needs you. Shes on the brink of quitting, her father told Galanis. Can you help her?Before taking her on, he evaluated her mentally and physically and came to two conclusions: First, Carli Lloyd could be the best soccer player in the world. And second, at 21 years old, she needed to start over.Lloyds movements on the field were thoughtless. Shed plant her foot at an angle when passing; that foot needed to stay straight. Shed strike the ball and her leg would cross over her body; it needed to follow through in a line. A million minuscule gaffes, when taken together, amounted to a crisis. So Galanis broke down and refined and re-refined her mechanics. Its a dance, he says, and Lloyd did not yet know the steps.As they wiped her slate clean, Galanis devised an outline for Lloyds career. Three phases, four years apiece. Phase one: Get her foot in the door. Prove that she belonged not just on the U21 WNT -- she earned back her spot before the Nordic Cup that July -- but also on the senior team. On a field in Beijing in 2008, she did just that, scoring the U.S.s lone goal in its Olympic gold medal match against Brazil. Phase two: Make herself indispensable to the team. Become a starter. An impact player. She completed that too, accounting for both goals in a 2-1 Olympic gold medal victory over Japan in London in 2012. Phase three: Take over and finish. Become the best player in the world. The culmination of this final phase, and her career, they circled in red for August: Rio 2016.There were, of course, setbacks. High-profile collapses -- a penalty kick that sailed over the crossbar in the 2011 Womens World Cup final. Unforeseen complications -- a demotion to the bench to start the 2012 Olympics after that blown PK and erratic play throughout the World Cup tournament. Up-and-down relationships with coaches -- Pia Sundhage, reminiscing last summer on her time as the national team coach from 2008 to 2012, called Lloyd a challenge to coach. Her appetite for taking risks was both the best thing and hardest thing, Sundhage says now.Still, for a player accustomed to feeling ignored, her greatest accomplishment might be the most overlooked of all: She achieved the goal of phase three one year ahead of time, Galanis says. Enter a new, and final, quest. Phase four: Become the best player of all time. Target date, 2020.In that time, she has three major tournaments in which to make her case: Rio this summer, the 2019 World Cup and the Tokyo Olympics a year later. If she impacts each, if she is the margin of victory for the U.S. like she was in 2008, 2012 and again last year, Galanis says that is enough for her to lay claim to best ever. I want to be known as the best center midfielder that has ever played this game, Lloyd says.This fourth phase, of course, was made possible only because she sped up Galanis original time frame. So what took so long? The question is inherently flawed in Lloyds eyes. She wasnt late, or even right on time. She was a damn year early.ON A LONG stretch of Hainesport Mount Laurel Road in early April, Lloyd is lost in her music. Shes midway through her 50-minute run when she starts to visualize the Rio Olympics. First she sees the national team falling behind by two goals in the final. Then she envisions scoring four to spark a comeback.And that was it, she says with a shrug. We walked away with another gold medal.Lloyd does this often, playing out in her mind how she expects her performances to transpire. Its unbelievable how much the mind is so, so important, she says. Its part self-therapy, part Lloyd against the world, a trope she returns to often.Lloyd does more than just feed off slights, real or imagined. She seeks them out. (Witness: Her memoir, coming out in the fall, is titled When Nobody Was Watching: My Hard-Fought Journey to Soccers Summit.) She trains like a rec player because she wants to feel more than uncomfortable, she wants to feel broken. Ten days after spraining her MCL in April, she Instagrams a photo of herself, head down, knee wrapped in ice, with a caption superimposed: Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations. She can at once be relentlessly certain of her status in the game and consumed by how that status has been marketed to the masses.Its a preoccupation that seems to gnaw less at several others in her position. Mia Hamm was U.S. Soccers unquestioned ambassador for years but insists assuming that role was not on her radar. Its not like we all got into a room and said, Hey, Mia, this is what we want to do and we want you to be the face of it, says Hamm, who played for the U.S. from 1987 to 2004. I just focused on playing. Even former U.S. striker Michelle Akers, whom Galanis sees as Lloyds kindred underappreciated spirit, either did not realize she was snubbed in her 15-year tenure or chose not to focus on it. Ive had people say that to me, and they were mad about it. About, you know, other players getting a lot more recognition and that I had more success on the field, Akers says. But who cares?Lloyd cares. And so perhaps the question of whether she has gone underappreciated is less vital than the fact that she needs to believe that to be so. The notion of disrespect both weighs on Lloyd and propels her forward. You know, I feel like if that spotlight had gone to Carli years ago, I dont think we would have seen the performance that we did last summer, says U.S. coach Jill Ellis. I really feel that way.Untangle the knot of motivation that drives her and the unraveling will inevitably lead back here. On March 30, five of the national teams biggest stars, Lloyd among them, filed a wage-discrimination claim with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission against U.S. Soccer. Lloyd, Solo, Morgan, Megan Rapinoe and Becky Sauerbrunn lent their names to the complaint, demanding equal pay for equal play. Two days later, the women explained to espnW what they hoped to achieve by taking action.Equality, Solo said. Equal pay, echoed Sauerbrunn. The dream is, of course, equality, Morgan reiterated. Respect, Lloyd said.A SWARM OF fans -- 75, then 100, then 125 -- packs the tunnel beneath Section 101 in Talen Energy Stadium in Chester, Pennsylvania. A father wearing a blue Carli Lloyd jersey, No. 10, hoists his daughter a little higher, hoping to give her a better view. Another, in a red Adidas jacket, yells at his own daughter, stationed some 20 feet away, Yo, Liss! Get loud! He wants her to get an autograph. Children are screaming, but so are grown men and women, and at the epicenter of all this mayhem is Lloyd, walking toward the sea of manic red, white and blue.The U.S. has just dispatched Colombia, and its a homecoming of sorts for Lloyd, with Delran just 30 miles away. Some 100 of her friends and family came out on this mid-April afternoon, and when she tries to visit her cheering section, the fans take notice, and it quickly escalates into an all-out event.Liss! Shes coming over! Get louder! She wont hear you! father No. 2 yells.Its a lovefest, theres no other name for it, and Lloyd takes in the moment, signing jerseys, magazine covers, even cleats.Liss thrusts her soccer ball and a pen in Lloyds direction. There she is!Carli Lloyd is on her way.And that was it, she says with a shrug. We walked away with another gold medal.Lloyd does this often, playing out in her mind how she expects her performances to transpire. Its unbelievable how much the mind is so, so important, she says. Its part self-therapy, part Lloyd against the world, a trope she returns to often.Lloyd does more than just feed off slights, real or imagined. She seeks them out. (Witness: Her memoir, coming out in the fall, is titled When Nobody Was Watching: My Hard-Fought Journey to Soccers Summit.) She trains like a rec player because she wants to feel more than uncomfortable, she wants to feel broken. Ten days after spraining her MCL in April, she Instagrams a photo of herself, head down, knee wrapped in ice, with a caption superimposed: Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations. She can at once be relentlessly certain of her status in the game and consumed by how that status has been marketed to the masses.Its a preoccupation that seems to gnaw less at several others in her position. Mia Hamm was U.S. Soccers unquestioned ambassador for years but insists assuming that role was not on her radar. Its not like we all got into a room and said, Hey, Mia, this is what we want to do and we want you to be the face of it, says Hamm, who played for the U.S. from 1987 to 2004. I just focused on playing. Even former U.S. striker Michelle Akers, whom Galanis sees as Lloyds kindred underappreciated spirit, either did not realize she was snubbed in her 15-year tenure or chose not to focus on it. Ive had people say that to me, and they were mad about it. About, you know, other players getting a lot more recognition and that I had more success on the field, Akers says. But who cares?Lloyd cares. And so perhaps the question of whether she has gone underappreciated is less vital than the fact that she needs to believe that to be so. The notion of disrespect both weighs on Lloyd and propels her forward. You know, I feel like if that spotlight had gone to Carli years ago, I dont think we would have seen the performance that we did last summer, says U.S. coach Jill Ellis. I really feel that way.And that was it, she says with a shrug. We walked away with another gold medal.Lloyd does this often, playing out in her mind how she expects her performances to transpire. Its unbelievable how much the mind is so, so important, she says. Its part self-therapy, part Lloyd against the world, a trope she returns to often.Lloyd does more than just feed off slights, real or imagined. She seeks them out. (Witness: Her memoir, coming out in the fall, is titled When Nobody Was Watching: My Hard-Fought Journey to Soccers Summit.) She trains like a rec player because she wants to feel more than uncomfortable, she wants to feel broken. Ten days after spraining her MCL in April, she Instagrams a photo of herself, head down, knee wrapped in ice, with a caption superimposed: Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations. She can at once be relentlessly certain of her status in the game and consumed by how that status has been marketed to the masses.Its a preoccupation that seems to gnaw less at several others in her position. Mia Hamm was U.S. Soccers unquestioned ambassador for years but insists assuming that role was not on her radar. Its not like we all got into a room and said, Hey, Mia, this is what we want to do and we want you to be the face of it, says Hamm, who played for the U.S. from 1987 to 2004. I just focused on playing. Even former U.S. striker Michelle Akers, whom Galanis sees as Lloyds kindred underappreciated spirit, either did not realize she was snubbed in her 15-year tenure or chose not to focus on it. Ive had people say that to me, and they were mad about it. About, you know, other players getting a lot more recognition and that I had more success on the field, Akers says. But who cares?Lloyd cares. And so perhaps the question of whether she has gone underappreciated is less vital than the fact that she needs to believe that to be so. The notion of disrespect both weighs on Lloyd and propels her forward. You know, I feel like if that spotlight had gone to Carli years ago, I dont think we would have seen the performance that we did last summer, says U.S. coach Jill Ellis. I really feel that way.When I got the ball at midfield, I took a touch. I looked up and saw the keeper off her line. I took another touch to prep. I just hit it. As perfect as could be. When it came off my foot, I knew it was perfect.Then she laughs. It was a play that could never go right, except on the one day when nothing could go wrong.Lloyd finally stepped to the forefront of womens soccer on that afternoon in July, but here, at the Turning Point, she practically recedes into the background. She is not Serena Williams, granite sculpture of biceps and triceps. She is not Ronda Rousey, bulk and power. At 5-foot-8, her hair piled into a messy bun, and sporting an unremarkable all-black warm-up suit, she could just as easily be your fitness-conscious roommate as a World Cup Golden Ball winner. Lloyd grew up about 10 miles north in Delran, is engaged to her high school boyfriend, Brian Hollins, and still calls South Jersey home. But when the waitress swings by the table to offer refills, she does not seem to realize she is sharing the room with the best womens soccer player in the world.The thing is, Lloyd goes on, those 16 minutes were 13 years of hard, hard work.And that was it, she says with a shrug. We walked away with another gold medal.Lloyd does this often, playing out in her mind how she expects her performances to transpire. Its unbelievable how much the mind is so, so important, she says. Its part self-therapy, part Lloyd against the world, a trope she returns to often.Lloyd does more than just feed off slights, real or imagined. She seeks them out. (Witness: Her memoir, coming out in the fall, is titled When Nobody Was Watching: My Hard-Fought Journey to Soccers Summit.) She trains like a rec player because she wants to feel more than uncomfortable, she wants to feel broken. Ten days after spraining her MCL in April, she Instagrams a photo of herself, head down, knee wrapped in ice, with a caption superimposed: Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations. She can at once be relentlessly certain of her status in the game and consumed by how that status has been marketed to the masses.Its a preoccupation that seems to gnaw less at several others in her position. Mia Hamm was U.S. Soccers unquestioned ambassador for years but insists assuming that role was not on her radar. Its not like we all got into a room and said, Hey, Mia, this is what we want to do and we want you to be the face of it, says Hamm, who played for the U.S. from 1987 to 2004. I just focused on playing. Even former U.S. striker Michelle Akers, whom Galanis sees as Lloyds kindred underappreciated spirit, either did not realize she was snubbed in her 15-year tenure or chose not to focus on it. Ive had people say that to me, and they were mad about it. About, you know, other players getting a lot more recognition and that I had more success on the field, Akers says. But who cares?Lloyd cares. And so perhaps the question of whether she has gone underappreciated is less vital than the fact that she needs to believe that to be so. The notion of disrespect both weighs on Lloyd and propels her forward. You know, I feel like if that spotlight had gone to Carli years ago, I dont think we would have seen the performance that we did last summer, says U.S. coach Jill Ellis. I really feel that way.When I got the ball at midfield, I took a touch. I looked up and saw the keeper off her line. I took another touch to prep. I just hit it. As perfect as could be. When it came off my foot, I knew it was perfect.Then she laughs. It was a play that could never go right, except on the one day when nothing could go wrong.Lloyd finally stepped to the forefront of womens soccer on that afternoon in July, but here, at the Turning Point, she practically recedes into the background. She is not Serena Williams, granite sculpture of biceps and triceps. She is not Ronda Rousey, bulk and power. At 5-foot-8, her hair piled into a messy bun, and sporting an unremarkable all-black warm-up suit, she could just as easily be your fitness-conscious roommate as a World Cup Golden Ball winner. Lloyd grew up about 10 miles north in Delran, is engaged to her high school boyfriend, Brian Hollins, and still calls South Jersey home. But when the waitress swings by the table to offer refills, she does not seem to realize she is sharing the room with the best womens soccer player in the world.The thing is, Lloyd goes on, those 16 minutes were 13 years of hard, hard work.Hallie GrossmanGrossman is a staff writer for ESPN The Magazine.join the conversation follow @HallieGeeGeefollow @ESPNJoe Namath through the years 00 of Ecco Schuhe Outlet . The No. 1-ranked Nadal tweaked his back warming up for the Australian Open final, which he lost almost four weeks ago in a major upset against Stanislas Wawrinka. His first stop after the layoff is the clay in Rio as he tests the back and tries to stay healthy for the French Open in three months. Ecco Schuhe Schweiz . -- The St. Johns IceCaps weathered a wild first period with the help of goaltender Jussi Olkinuora, before finding offensive inroads in the second. http://www.eccoschweiz.ch/ . Vokoun departed practice on Saturday morning after discovering swelling in his thigh. 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They didnt take form like they were expecting, and were at the surgical mode at this point.Cutlers future in Chicago is in question. Since the guaranteed portion of Cutlers contract runs out after 2016, the Bears would take a $2 million cap hit if they trade or release Cutler in the offseason, but the move would open up $13 million worth of space.Fox refused to discuss Cutlers long-term status.Right now we have five games left and all of our focus is on San Francisco, Fox said. The offseason is the offseason. We are not there yet.Cutler is 51-51 with the Bears since he arrived in 2009 from the Denver Broncos. During that span, Cutler ranks 26th in the NFL in Total QBR, 25th in completion percentage, 27th in yards per attempt and 35th in touchdown to interception ratio -- among 47 qualifying quarterbacks. 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We have to turn this into a streak.Los Angeles opened a nine-game trip that will last two-plus weeks with a 6-3 loss to the Sabres.I dont consider this a long trip, Kings coach Darryl Sutter insisted. Everybody here is used to traveling.The Red Wings had two shots in the first, their lowest total for any period this season and added just six more in the second.I was pretty much a spectator, said Jeff Zatkoff, who stopped 17 of 18 shots he faced. The guys did all the hard work and didnt leave me much to do.Detroits Jimmy Howard stopped 27 shots.Forbort put the Kings up early in the game, shooting through traffic and past Howard. A few minutes later, it looked like they were going to take a two-goal lead on Anze Kopitars shot that hit off the left post and caromed off the right post just outside of the goal line. The referees decision on the ice held up after video review.Detroits Mike Green made it 1-all with 7:13 left in the first period, taking advantage of a perfectly placed pass in front of the net by Luke Glendening, who created space behind the net by stoppinng quickly with the puck in the corner and reversing the direction he was skating. Adidas Shoes Clearance Sale. The Red Wings, though, could not generate much more offense during a game in which they gave up goals over the first two periods to players who had combined to score just three goals over the first two months of the season. They came close to scoring midway through the third period when Gustav Nyquist drew iron on a shot.Desperate to score trailing by two goals, coach Jeff Blashill pulled Howard with about 5 minutes left to add an extra skater and the Kings ended up taking advantage with Toffoli shooting into an open net.We hadnt scored and we hadnt generated much, Blashill said. I felt like it was the right decision. I would do it again in a heartbeat.Detroit has lost four straight, all at home, and has scored no more than one goal in a game during the slump.The Red Wings were 0 for 4 on the power play, dropping them to 0 for 13 over the last three games with an extra skater. They have scored only one power-play goal in the last eight games.Were losing a lot of games because of that, Nyquist said.Game notes Los Aneles ended a seven-game losing streak against the Red Wings. ... The Kings scratched F Devin Setoguci, F Andy Andreoff and D Kevin Gravel. ... Detroit scratched D Alexey Marchenko, D Brian Lashoff and F Tomas Jurco. ... Los Angeles had dropped three of four.UP NEXTKings: Play at Pittsburgh on Friday night.Red Wings: Host Anaheim, their fifth and final game of a home stand before playing 10 of 11 games on the road. ' ' ' 
LUBBOCK, Texas -- Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury knows Patrick Mahomes talent. Air Max Outlet España . But he also knows youth can bring dubious decisions.Mahomes, a junior, threw for four touchdowns and ran for two more to lead Texas Tech past Stephen F. Austin 69-17 on Saturday.I thought he was a little loose, kind of doing his own thing a few times, Kingsbury said. When things are there within the system, lets take it. And then when its not, get out and work your magic.The Lumberjacks couldnt stop the Red Raiders offense and couldnt get theirs on track for much of the game.Mahomes, who was pulled midway through the third quarter, completed 30 of 43 passes for 483 yards; he rushed for 57 more.Six Red Raiders receivers had yardage totals greater than 47 yards and the team had 10 plays of 20 yards or longer.This is a potent offense, Lumberjacks coach Clint Conque said. We obviously realized it was going to be a tough get for us as a football team.The win gave Texas Tech (1-0) its 16th straight win over FCS opponents, including three against the Lumberjacks (0-1).SFAs offense needed a ground game badly.The first few drives we had a hard time establishing the run, and its hard to sustain drives and win football games without having a decent running game, `Jacks quarterback Zach Conque said.Kingsbury wasnt too pleased with the offensive early on.I just didnt think offensively we played very technical -- kind of some streetball going on early, he said.THE TAKEAWAYTexas Tech: The Red Raiders, who finished 126th in total defense last season (547.7 per game), looked improved. But the quality of their opponent probably didnt provide the most accurate test. The defensive line is benefiting from two transfers, Kolin Hill (Notre Dame) and Ondre Pipkins (Michigan), and freshman linebacker Jordyn Brooks looked strong and fast. The defense showed its grit when it stopped the Lumberjacks inside the 10-yard line in the second quarter and took over on downs.I really think their interior people gave us grief the whole night, coach Conque said.Stephen F. Austin: The Lumberjacks have plenty of work to do to polish their offense. The Football Championship Subdivision team didnt score a touchdown until late in the third quarter and had just 60 yards rushing.UP NEXTTexas Tech: The Red Raiders schedule toughens significantly as they travel west next week to face Arizona State of the Pac-12. Texas Tech beat the Sun Devils 37-23 in the 2013 Holiday Bowl.Stephen F. Austin: The Lumberjacks go to West Alabama of the Gulf South Conference, a Division II program. SFA has played the Tigers once, in 1993 when the Alabama school was known as Livingston University.OODLES OF RECEIVERSEighteen different Texas Tech receivers caught passes from two quarterbacks on Saturday night. They caught 48 passes between them from Mahomes and Nic Shimonek, the backup.ACROBATIC RED RAIDERSWR Cameron Batson scored the Red Raiders first TD when he caught a ball over the middle and somersaulted into the end zone. Keenon Ward, a defensive back, had one of Texas Techs two interceptions. He juggled the ball as he fought SFA receiver Aaron Piper for the ball deep in Red Raiders territory. Ward pulled it in on Texas Techs 1-yard line. The Red Raiders got just a field goal off the turnover.---Follow Betsy Blaney on Twitter at www.twitter.com/betsyblaney---Online: AP college football website: www.collegefootball.ap.org Air Max Baratas Envio Gratis .Y. -- Canadas Kaillie Humphries and Heather Moyse have another World Cup gold medal after winning the two-women bobsled race on Saturday in Lake Placid, N. Air Max España . The incident occurred at 19:56 of the second period of the Kings 4-2 road win over Edmonton on Sunday. Nolan punched Oilers forward Jesse Joensuu in the jaw in front of the Kings goal during a scrum. http://www.airmaxespanabaratas.es/ . Malkin got tangled up with Detroits Luke Glendening early in the third period and his left skate took the brunt of collision with the boards behind Pittsburghs net. TAMPA, Fla. -- Geno Thorpe debuted with 19 points on 8-of-17 shooting, Ruben Guerrero scored 13 points and grabbed 16 rebounds and South Florida beat Florida A&M 84-73 in Friday nights opener for both teams.Bo Zeigler added 15 and Michael Bibby had 10 for South Florida, which scored its most points in an opener since 2002.The Bulls led early 12-11 on Tulio Da Silvas free throw, built a 45-32 halftime lead and never trailed. Da Silva finished with nine points, nine reboounds and two blocks. Air Max España Baratas. outh Florida outrebounded the Rattlers 47-32 and outshot them from the field 54 percent to 35 percent.Marcus Barham scored 22 points and Craig Bowman added 20. Bowman hit 4 of 7 from long distance and had five steals for Florida A&M. The Rattlers got 14 points from their bench compared with South Floridas 21. ' ' ' 
HOCKENHEIM, Germany -- Nico Rosberg set the fastest time during the opening practice session for the German Grand Prix as Mercedes held an advantage of more than one second over their nearest rival. Cheap Jordans Shoes .Rosberg set a 1:15.517 on new super-soft tyres, 0.326s faster than the best effort by teammate Lewis Hamilton just moments later and over 1.150s faster than Sebastian Vettels Ferrari in third. Rosbergs lap was also a second faster than the his pole position lap at the same track two years ago, but still more than two seconds slower than Hockenheims qualifying lap record set by Michael Schumacher in 2004.Of more relevance to this weekend, was the gap to Ferrari and Red Bull, which also used the same compound tyres as the Mercedes for their quick laps. In fact, all of the top 11 cars set their time on super-soft tyres, while only Felipe Nasr and Rio Haryanto set their times on the super-softs in the bottom 11. The Red Bulls of Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo were roughly 1.5s off Mercedes, with McLaren resuming its position as the best of the rest in seventh and eighth.The two Toro Rossos rounded off the top ten, but with the Williams and Force India drivers yet to set a time on the fastest tyre, their position is likely to come under threat in the next practice session. Valtteri Bottas was the fastest of the two Williams but had a slow spin at the hairpin during the session and ended up 2.693s off the pace on his fastest clean lap. The two Force Indias used the medium tyres to set their fastest times -- both drivers have three sets this weekend -- as they appeared to focus on longer runs during the session.Charles Leclerc returned to Haas for an FP1 outing, finishing the session just 0.3s off teammate Romain Grosjean and ahead of the two Renaults, Nasr and the Manors. 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Leicester returned to winning ways in the Premier League last weekend with victory over Crystal Palace, a first league win in four outings, coincided with the Japan international being restored to the starting line-up for the first time since September 10.The 30-year-old marked his recall by scoring his first league goal of the season in the 3-1 home success against the Eagles, but Ranieri was equally impressed with his strikers work ethic throughout the match. Watch NOW TV Watch Sky Sports for just £6.99. No contract. He [Okazaki] is a hard worker, said Ranieri. Sometimes hes not so close to goal but when the ball is around the box Shinji is always there.He is important for team because he presses a lot - he is our dilly ding, dilly dong. He wakes up our players - he has the bell. Jamie Vardy was left out of the side that beat Crystal Palace Okazaki has given Ranieri a welcome selection dilemma ahead of Saturdays trip to Tottenham with Jamie Vardy vying for a recall after being dropped to the bench against Palace - a performance which Ranieri described as Leicesters best of the season.However, Ranieri admits he will have one eye on next weeks Champions League claash in Copenhagen when he selects his team at White Hart Lane. Air Jordan Outlet. Against Crystal Palace we went back to our old philosophy, everybody closed, everybody with the same discipline and I recognised them again, Ranieri added. Leicester vs W Brom November 6, 2016, 4:15pm Live on Get Sky Sports Get a Sky Sports pass Its important we dont go back and stay this way. But everything can affect you - its normal. They are humans, not machines.I can change something, I think about both games. Let me think. Its my problem but a good problem for me. I have changed before - wait for Saturday and you will see.Victory in Copenhagen will guarantee Leicesters passage through to the knockout stages of the Champions League in the clubs maiden campaign in Europes premier club competition.It is a priority, said Ranieri. But every match is important, we want to win every game.You can watch Premier League football, plus Englands tour of Bangladesh and the Mexican Grand Prix on Sky Sports. Upgrade now and enjoy six months at half price! Also See: Vardys whirlwind year Premier League build-up LIVE! Leicester breeze past Palace Shaqiri tops Power Rankings ' ' ' 
INDIANAPOLIS -- Glenn Robinson III and Myles Turner provided the offense and the Indiana Pacers overwhelmed the Los Angeles Clippers with their defense. Cheap Jordan 2 Wholesale .Robinson and Turner each scored 17 points and the Pacers forced 20 turnovers in a 91-70 victory Sunday night over the Clippers, who have lost two in a row for the first time this season.We just tried to have active hands and be aggressive defensively, said Jeff Teague, who had 13 points and two steals. Thats a great team over there, great players that they have. We just did a good job of being active and causing a little havoc on defense.The Pacers have forced at least 20 turnovers seven times this season and this time it came while the Clippers tried to bounce back from a 108-97 loss in Detroit on Friday.Blake Griffin had 16 points and nine rebounds, and Chris Paul added 13 points. The Clippers shot just 31.4 percent from the field, were 4 of 24 from 3-point range, and couldnt get going offensively for the second straight game.It was all bad, Paul said. We shot bad, we defended bad. We have to sweep it under the rug. We have to fix it and stop the bleeding at some point.Al Jefferson and Rodney Stuckey created a spark off the bench for the Pacers. Jefferson finished with 16 points and eight rebounds, while Stuckey had 12 points to help Indiana win two straight for just the second time this season.Indiana went on a 12-2 run at the start of the second half and took a 62-44 lead after Robinsons 3-pointer with 6:48 left in the third quarter.Monta Ellis made a 3-pointer at the start of the fourth quarter and Jefferson scored to put the Pacers ahead 79-58 with 10:49 to play.With All-Star forward Paul George on the bench nursing a sore left ankle for the second straight game, Indiana got off to a slow start, but settled in on defense and forced the Clippers to turn it over 11 times in the first quarter.After scoring a career-high 20 points against Brooklyn on Friday while replacing George, Robinson scored six points in the first quarter and had 10 by halftime in his fourth start this season.TIP-INSClippers: Los Angeles scored less than 80 points for the first time with Doc River as coach. ... The Clippers had six turnovers by the 5:04 mark in the first quarter and finished the game with 20.Pacers: Turner had 12 rebounds and Robinson had six. ... Thaddeus Young had 11 points and six rebounds. ... Along with George, the Pacers were without guard C.J. Miles and forward Kevin Seraphin, who are out with left knee injuries.3-POINTERS NOT FALLINGPaul entered Sundays game shooting a career-high 43.0 percent from 3-point range while averaging a career-best 2.2 3-pointers a game. Against the Pacers, he missed all six 3-point attempts and finished 2 of 11 from the field, though he was 7 of 7 from the free throw line.ROUGH ROADWhile the Pacers have won eight games at home, the team has just a single win on the road this season. Now Indiana prepares to hit the road for five games out west. The only road win for the Pacers was a 115-111 overtime victory at Oklahoma City a week ago.UP NEXTClippers: Tuesday they travel to Brooklyn, two weeks after beating the Nets 127-95 in Los Angeles.Pacers: Wednesday they travel to Portland, where Indiana hasnt won since November 2007. Cheap Jordan 2 China . -- If Henry Burris has his way, he will be the starting quarterback to lead the Hamilton Tiger-Cats back to the Grey Cup next year. Air Jordan 2 Retro . The head of USA Boxing came out swinging Tuesday with an open letter to Tyson -- a former Olympic hopeful himself -- that accuses the former heavyweight champion of trying to poach fighters who might be candidates for the U. http://www.cheapairjordan2.com/ . -- Arizona knocked off some quality opponents, rolled over a few overmatched ones and grinded out victories even when things didnt go so well. YPSILANTI, Mich. -- James Thompson IV and Willie Mangum IV scored 23 points apiece and Eastern Michigan cruised past NAIA Siena Heights 117-55 on Sunday for its fourth straight victory.The Eagles scored 64 points in the first half -- one point shy of a Convocation Center record for points in a half. The Eagles also set a single-game program record with 26 assists.Ty Toney added 14 points for Eastern Michigan (6-3), which played for the first time since Nov. 30. Tim Bond had 12 points, a career-high 10 assistts and seven steals. Jordan Retro 2 Cheap. Thompson and Mangum each scored 17 points in the first half on 7-of-11 shooting. The Eagles only missed 13 of their 40 field-goal attempts for 67.5 percent.Kevin Smith II made three 3-pointers and scored nine points for Siena Heights. The Saints were held to 5 of 26 from the field (19.2 percent) in the opening 20 minutes and finished at 31.5 percent. ' ' ' 
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SALVADOR, Brazil -- Italys squad has decided to remain inside the team hotel at the Confederations Cup after anti-government demonstrations occurred nearby. Wholesale Air Max Cheap Candada . The decision came after Italy arrived in the northeastern city of Salvador on Thursday, when police shot tear gas canisters and rubber bullets to disperse a small crowd of protesters trying to break through a barrier blocking one of the citys streets. Also in Salvador on Thursday, a bus carrying FIFA logos was one of several parked vehicles attacked with stones, local organizing committee spokesman Saint-Clair Milesi said. Italy coach Cesare Prandelli denied speculation that Italy had asked to withdraw from the tournament. "We have avoided leaving the hotel and there is some concern but were not considering returning home," Prandelli said Friday. More protests are expected in Salvador on Saturday when Italy meets host Brazil, part of an ongoing wave of demonstrations that involved 1 million people across the country Thursday. There have been violent protests before each of Brazils two matches at the tournament so far. "As sportsmen were hoping that tomorrow there is a great football match at the stadium and that nothing happens outside the stadium," Prandelli said. "It would be a paradox if inside the stadium were trying to put on a show for the fans and 150 metres outside the stadium there is violence." The Italian Football Federation told The Associated Press that the decision to stay inside the hotel was made following an alert from local authorities and that it was "standard procedure" following instances of public disorder. "If someone protests and expresses their unhappiness they should be respected, as long as the protest is done in a non-violent manner," Italy midfielder Riccardo Montolivo said. 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Nike Air Max Canada Sale . The 15th-ranked Canadian men lost the opening two games of their European tour: 19-15 to No. 17 Georgia and 21-20 to No. http://www.wholesaleairmaxcanada.com/ . -- If this was Aaron Gordons final home game at Arizona, and it almost certainly was, then he went out in style.AFC Wimbledon manager Neal Ardley does not believe his side getting to the Sky Bet League Two play-off final is the biggest achievement in the clubs history. The Dons were formed in 2002 following a decision to move Wimbledon to Milton Keynes and after starting a new club and climbing back into the Football League for the start of the 2011-12 season, the club now face Plymouth on Monday for a chance to play in League One next seasonArdley, who took over as manager in November 2012, believes the actions of his predecessor Terry Brown, who led his side to promotion through the Conference play-offs, were more important. Is this the biggest game in the clubs history? No, said Ardley, whose side edged past Accrington 3-2 on aggregate in the semi-finals.Terry Brown getting us in the (Football) League was big, us beating Fleetwood on the last game of the season to stay in the League, theyre significantly bigger.But Wimbledon, Wembley has got a ring to it. Just seeing the fans and the elation and the comments you just think it means so much.As a kid I always wanted to be a manager even when I was young and I was playing.I always dreamed of not only playing at Wembley but more so leading the team out, and to realise that at a young age when my parents are still alive and my wife and daughters, Im all of a sudden quite cool in my daughters eyes.I was really emotional after the Accrington game. That game, the significance of that game wasnt just the promotion. Just to have this occasion is massive.Ardley signed his first professional playing contract with Wimbledon in 1991 while he was still at school and stayed with the club for 11 years before joining Watford.Despite the Wimbledon he played for becoming MK Dons and the fans forming the new club, Ardley believes this is another step in the clubs history and not the first time Wimbledon have been to Wembley - the Dons famously beat all-conquering Liverpool in the 1988 FA Cup final.He said: Its the next time Wimbledon have got to Wembley.Wimbledon, my club, these fans that support me now and that are on my board, they used to watch me play.I ask the question - whats a football club? Getting us in the (Football) League was big, us beating Fleetwood on the last game of the season to stay in the League, theyre significantly bigger. Nike Air Max Sale Canada. Neal Ardley The chairmen come and go, the players come and go, stadiums get built, everything can change in a football club, the one thing that stays constant, that gets passed down, is fans.What is a football club? Its fans.Ultimately these fans were there watching me, they were there in the 70s and the 60s and ultimately theyre still there now, and the same fans who were asking for autographs from me when I was 16 and 17 coming through the ranks are coming up to me now and showing me photographs of that time now.Im taking Wimbledon back to Wembley for the first time since 1988.The history of the club is a story which is known all around the world and author John Green, who wrote The Fault in Our Stars, has signed the rights to turn it into a film describing it as the greatest underdog sports story youve ever heard.A win at Wembley on Monday would see Wimbledon move into League One for the first time and Ardley is confident the players will use the history to help them on the pitch and may even use some of the sentiment in his pre-match team talk.He said: I normally get a gut feel with the team talks.Normally I try to keep it quite level, but I will know that on the day, with five minutes to go.They know the aim is that we will be stronger next year than this year and listening to them talk, I think they are keen to leave a legacy.They look at the history of what has happened and they have more connection this group than any other team I have had with the fans and I think they are keen to say, This is our time now. The story is Hollywood.I just think if we can win on Monday it might go from the film being cut at the play-off win that Terry Brown had and me not being in the film to the film just being extended and me getting a part! Also See: League Two video Fixtures Table Live on Sky ' ' ' 
VANCOUVER - Andrew Harris and the rest of the B. Nike Blazer Clearance .C. Lions saved their best for the second half Saturday night. Harris ran for three touchdowns, including two in the final 30 minutes, and Emmanuel Arceneaux scored on a 77-yard passing play early in the third quarter as the Lions beat the Edmonton Eskimos 31-21. Harris scored three rushing touchdowns for the first time in his CFL career. "Its huge for me," said Harris. "But at the same time, its all about the team and getting the win." The Lions (3-1) swept the home-and-home series with the Eskimos (1-3) after downing them a week earlier in Edmonton. "Im just happy to get the win especially against a Western opponent (in) back-to-back games," said Harris. "I thought we played well. We were consistent, we sustained drives and when we needed to run the clock down at the end there, the (offensive) line played amazing." Arceneauxs spectacular touchdown broke a 10-10 tie and sent the Lions on to victory. The Lions bettered the Eskimos in the final 30 minutes for the second straight game after trailing at half-time a week earlier. "Just coming out in the third quarter, it was the same situation as last week," said Eskimos quarterback Mike Reilly, who completed 12 of 20 passes for a modest 152 yards. "It turned over into half-time. Generally, when that happens, whoever comes out (strong) in the third quarter, and sets the tempo and sets the tone for the game, is gonna be on the inside track for the win — and B.C. did that again tonight. "We didnt seem prepared after half-time." Paul McCallum booted a 37-yard field goal to account for the rest of the B.C. scoring. Edmonton backup quarterback Kerry Joseph and Fred Stamps, with just over a minute left in the game, scored touchdowns for Edmonton. Kicker Grant Shaw provided the other Eskimo points on two field goals and a 51-yard single off a missed three-pointer. Reilly, the former B.C. backup who was traded to Edmonton in the off-season, got the Eskimos offence going early after Chris Thompson intercepted a Travis Lulay pass intended for Arceneaux. The Eskimos opened the scoring with just over five minutes gone in the game as Shaw kicked a 47-yard field goal, giving them a 3-0 lead after the first quarter. But the Lions were able to build a 10-3 lead in the second quarter as McCallum, playing his first game of the season after missing the opening three with a groin injury, succeeded on his lone field-goal attempt and Harris bowled his way 13 yards. After coming in for an apparent plunge on second down, Edmonton backup QB Joseph ran for a three-yard touchdown late in the second quarter to create suspense heading into the second half. But it was almost all Lions in the final 30 minutes. "For whatever reason, we just got into more of a groove," said Lulay, who completed 18 of 24 passes for 284 yards. Arceneaux shook off Thompsons tackle attempt and also stayed in bounds, as the Eskimos defensive back got his arms on him but could not bring him down along the sideline. Lulay said he and Arceneaux, who accumulated 106 yards off just five receptions, had prepared for just such a play. "We had a (defensive) look, and we had talked about talked about that earlier, if we had that certain coverage, how Manny could release to get some width," said Lulay. "I was ready for him to make the release that he did. "So I threw a little bit into space, and Manny got the release that he needed. The biggest thing about that play was his ability to break the tackle and make the big play. For him to break the tackle and stay in bounds takes a little bit of strength." Lulay maintained his hot passing arm later in the third quarter as he was good on all four attempts during a scoring drive that culminated with a Harris one-yard run. Harris set up his own touchdown as he caught a short Lulay pass and gained 24 yards a play earlier, leaping over a defender in a bid to get into the end zone. Harris thought he had scored, and fireworks went off prematurely, but a replay showed that his knee was out of bounds before he crossed the goal-line. He felt forced to jump after his attempt to spin inside did not go as planned. "I wish I could have scored on that, because, I think, that would have been a highlight for sure." He still thrilled fans as he ran a reverse untouched into the end zone, staking B.C. to a 24-10 lead. The Eskimos showed signs of a comeback attempt, but could only pull within a point off Shaws wide 43-yard field goal attempt. Then after the Lions ran about three minutes off the clock and a McCallum punt that pinned Edmonton deep in its own territory, Jabar Westerman recorded a rare interception for a defensive lineman. B.C. Westerman enabled B.C. to use up more time before Harris juked and jived four yards for his third touchdown of the night. Notes — Edmonton third-string quarterback Jonathan Crompton threw 12 yards to Stamps for his touchdown. ... McCallum handled all of the B.C. punting duties after coach Mike Benevides said Hugh ONeill could punt in certain situations. ... The Lions inducted legendary former coach Don Matthews and quarterback Damon Allen onto their wall of fame at half-time. Matthews guided the Lions to their 1985 Grey Cup title, while Allen called the signals for their 2000 championship squad. The two CFL hall of famers entered the field riding in vintage convertibles. Matthews, 74, who is recuperating from cancer, and Allen received Lions jackets and plaques. The former coach drew the loudest cheers. ... Lions nickleback Korey Banks played in his 150th CFL career game. ... B.C. defensive back Ryan Phillips needs to play two more games for 150 consecutive contests. 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Brown hit a two-run single with two outs in the 13th inning and the Mets put together a pair of late rallies to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-4 on Monday night, handing the NL West leaders their fourth straight loss. "Walking a team off at the end — theres no greater feeling," Satin said after his second three-hit game in a row. Satin tied it with an RBI single in the ninth off Arizona closer J.J. Putz, his first save opportunity since the ex-Met went on the disabled list May 8. Cody Ross led off the 13th with a homer against David Aardsma (1-0), but the Mets fought back again against the Diamondbacks bullpen. Satin doubled with one out off Josh Collmenter (4-1) and John Buck was intentionally walked, putting the potential winning run on base. Mets pitcher Matt Harvey pinch hit for Aardsma and sacrificed the runners over. After Omar Quintanilla was also intentionally walked, Brown lined an 0-2 pitch into left-centre and was mobbed by teammates near first base well after midnight. Collmenter slammed his glove to the ground and then yelled in frustration as he walked off the field. "Give those guys credit for coming back," Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson said. "Its a tough loss." Arizona right fielder Gerardo Parra was injured in the eighth when he hit his face hard on the warning track trying to make a diving catch on Quintanillas triple. The Diamondbacks said a Mets team doctor ruled out a concussion for Parra, a 2011 Gold Glove winner. Wearing black armbands on their jerseys to honour the 19 firefighters who died Sunday in a wildfire about 80 miles northwest of Phoenix, the Diamondbacks fell to 2-5 on a 10-game road trip against the NL East. The Mets won for the fourth time in 12 home games, needing 5 hours, 13 minutes to secure it. "If youre going to be out there that long you might as well win the game," manager Terry Collins said. "We were out of pitching, I can tell you that." The Diamondbacks appeared poised to snap a three-game skid and end a long drought of winless starts by their starters at 23 games (0-10), opening an early 3-0 lead behind Paul Goldschmidts two-run homer, his 20th, and Aaron Hills RBI single in the second off Shaun Marcum. "I thought that was going to be the one that sort of got us going as far as getting our starters a win," Ross said. The bullpen spoiled it. New York tied it in the ninth against Putz. Marlonn Byrd hit a double off the very top of the wall — a call upheld by replay review — and Satin drove him in with a single. Cheap Blazers Online. New York had an opportunity to win it there but Buck was thrown out trying to advance to second base on a wild pitch that moved Satin to third, ending the inning. Putz said he felt fine, it was just poor execution against Byrd. "I just didnt finish the pitch," Putz said of the split-fingered fastball that he wanted to bounce in the dirt. Satin was called up when buddy Ike Davis was sent to Triple-A Las Vegas in a deep funk, and the 28-year-old first baseman with just 64 major league at-bats has been the teams hottest hitter the past week. Hes batting .444 (12 for 27) in the last seven games, and earning more playing time. "Josh deserves some at-bats. Hes getting some big hits. It doesnt matter if theyre left-handed or right-handed. Hes getting big hits for us," Collins said. "Ill tell you what: Every team has somebody that surprises you and saves you. And right now, hes our saviour cause this guy has come up and filled a big hole for us." The Mets started their comeback after Wade Miley was lifted following 5 2-3 innings of shutout ball. He was the last Diamondbacks starter to win — on June 5. David Wright had an RBI single off Brad Ziegler in the seventh and Eric Young Jr. a run-scoring double off David Hernandez after a 10-minute delay when Parra got hurt. Parra was able to walk off the field without assistance after being examined by a Diamondbacks trainer and two EMTs right in front of the Arizona bullpen. Quintanilla scored on Youngs two-out double to make it 3-2. Goldschmidt, who was 1 for 9 during a three-game weekend sweep in Atlanta, gave Miley a quick cushion. He hit a 2-1 pitch from Marcum after Hill was hit by a pitch with one out in the first. Hill added an RBI single in the second before Marcum settled in for six innings. Then five Mets relievers shut down Arizona, giving up just four hits until Ross homer. NOTES: The Mets and Diamondbacks each hung a jersey in their dugouts bearing the name "Yarnell" — the locale of the fire — and the No. 19. Those jerseys were shown on the scoreboard at Citi Field during a moment of silence before the national anthem. ... Mets SS Ruben Tejada (strained quadriceps) played his third game for the Gulf Coast League Mets and went 2 for 4 with an RBI while playing all nine innings. 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When Mike DAntoni took over the Phoenix Suns in 2003 and started incorporating his plan to blow the doors off of the rest of the NBA, the coach remembers looking at the stat sheet almost sheepishly when he saw how many 3-pointers they were taking. Air Max Plus For Sale Cheap .Wed put up 25 and get scared, like `Oh my gosh, maybe were doing too much, DAntoni recalled this week.If he only knew then the revolution that he started.In his first season in Houston, DAntoni has found the perfect marriage between a coachs approach and an organizational philosophy. And the Rockets are soaring because of it. They set NBA records with 24 made 3s and a staggering 61 attempts in a win over New Orleans on Friday night, then put up the second-most 3s in league history with 51 in a comeback win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday night.The Rockets have won 10 straight games to improve to 21-7, and DAntoni isnt about to put any limits on how many 3s his team will hoist.Thats the good thing about being in Houston. They kind of like that. Mathematics have said its OK, DAntoni said. So were just kind of pushing the envelope as far as we can go. And I dont know where that will end, but 61 is a good start.There is no bigger envelope pusher in the league than Rockets GM Daryl Morey, who took heat for hiring DAntoni with owner Leslie Alexanders blessing because many thought the Rockets needed a defensive mind after last seasons train wreck on that end of the floor.But the Rockets are a respectable 14th in defensive rating and make up for any shortcomings there by embracing modern analytics that put a premium on 3s, layups and free throws.James Harden is an MVP candidate again, Eric Gordon is enjoying a rebirth in his first year in Houston and Ryan Anderson is letting it fly. The Rockets lead the NBA with 417 3s attempted -- 81 more than the splash family in Golden State -- and are fourth in 3-point accuracy.The efficacy of the approach was readily apparent in Minnesota on Saturday, when the Rockets hit five 3s in the final three minutes to erase a 12-point deficit and force overtime.I dont ever see us out of a game, Harden said. 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Heres a quick look at the games this Sunday, the unofficial start to the league year:-Boston at New York, 12 p.m. EST: Kristaps Porzingis and the Knicks have lost three straight and face the improving Celtics, who are still trying to find another gear with Al Horford healthy.-Golden State at Cleveland, 2:30 p.m.: The long-awaited rematch of one of the best NBA Finals in years, served up just after youve assembled a toy or two for the kids to play with.-Chicago at San Antonio, 5 p.m.: Dwyane Wade and the struggling Bulls look for this showcase slot to get them going against former Bull Pau Gasol and the Spurs.-Timberwolves at Thunder, 8 p.m.: This was supposed to be the coming-out party for the young Wolves in the small-market special, but they are off to a horrid 7-19 start.-Clippers at Lakers, 10:30 p.m.: After putting the kids to bed, unwind from the hectic holiday season with a Tinseltown nightcap.---STAT LINE OF THE WEEK:Bradley Beal, Wizards, 41 points, 13-23 FG, 6-10 3s, 9-11 FTs vs. Clippers on Sunday. 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The players spoke Jan. 13 during a Major League Baseball Players Association conference call after Rodriguez sued the union and Major League Baseball to overturn an arbitrators decision suspending him for the 2014 season and post-season. LONDON -- Andy Murray kept hold of the No. 1 ranking for at least another day.The Wimbledon champion qualified for the semifinals of the ATP finals on Friday by beating Stan Wawrinka 6-4, 6-2.Murray, who needs to do better than Novak Djokovic this weekend to finish the season as the top-ranked player, broke Wawrinka late in the first set and twice at the start of the second.I feel like my game is in a good place, Murray said. Played much better today than I did a couple days ago. Physically I feel good. So looking forward to the weekend.Murray took over the No. 1 ranking at the Paris Masters this month, but Djokovic can grab it back if the second-ranked Serb does better at the season-ending tournament. 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Ill need to be the same tomorrow if I want to win.In Fridays late match, Marin Cilic beat Nishikori 3-6, 6-2, 6-3 after the semifinal spots had already been decided.In an early match at the O2 Arena, Murrays brother Jamie ensured he will finish the year the as the top-ranked doubles player, along with partner Bruno Soares.Regardless of what happens over the weekend, we can look back on this year and be very proud of what weve done as a family, Andy Murray said. ' ' ' 
CLEVELAND -- Tony Romo will get more work at practice this week, moving the Dallas quarterback closer to his long-awaited comeback. Günstig Schweiz Schuhe China .That day looks as far off as ever.Until further notice, the Cowboys are Dak Prescotts team. End of discussion.Prescott threw three touchdown passes , maybe three of the easiest scores the rookie will have in his career, and Ezekiel Elliott ran for two TDs as Dallas won its seventh straight, 35-10 on Sunday over the hapless Cleveland Browns.Prescott improved to 7-1 as a starter, and his latest performance has pushed Romo deeper into the background of what is developing into a special season for the Cowboys.Following the game, Dallas owner Jerry Jones was peppered with the usual questions about a quarterback situation that may never reach controversial levels.Prescott has the Cowboys rolling, and despite his love and loyalty toward the 36-year-old Romo, Jones, who has made rash decisions in the past, doesnt appear ready to make any moves.Weve got a great luxury and wonderful problem to have, Jones said. Weve got some real talent at our quarterback position. I think Tony Romo is one of the best quarterbacks that has played this game.My real regret would be to have had him here and not win a Super Bowl with him. Hes that talented. And then I look at Dak and how hes playing, his future.I just dont have a problem with this situation.Romo returned to practice last week, and while his exact progress remains something of a mystery, Prescott has only strengthened his grip on the starting job.The fourth-round draft pick completed 21 of 27 passes for 247 yards against the woeful Browns (0-9), who offered little resistance and are more than halfway to a winless season.Prescott and the Cowboys built a 25-point lead after three quarters and coasted to their most lopsided win this season in front of thousands of Dallas fans, who invaded FirstEnergy Stadium and made the guys in blue and white feel as if they were home.Its Americas Team, Prescott said of the support. I expect that everywhere we go.And its getting to the point where the expectations for Prescott are soaring as well. He broke a few more of Troy Aikmans rookie passing records and showed uncanny poise for a player with only eight games under his belt.He doesnt act like a rookie, said tight end Jason Witten, who caught a 26-yard pass from Prescott . Hes critical of himself when he makes mistakes. He takes ownership in it. Through eight weeks you look at what hes done, it speaks volumes about him, his preparation and his ability to trust the people around him. Hes done a great job.Prescott looks as if hes going to keep it for a while.KESSLER INJURED: Browns rookie Cody Kessler passed for 203 yards and threw a 12-yard TD pass to Terrelle Pryor in his first game back from a concussion.Kessler hurt his right leg in the second quarter, but finished the game and believes hell be ready to play Thursday night in Baltimore.ZEKE THE FREAK: Elliott rushed for 92 yards and has 891 this season, the third most by a rookie in league history after eight games.Only Adrian Peterson (1,036) and Eric Dickerson (995) have gotten off to a better start than Elliott, the former Ohio State star who enjoyed playing in front of some familiar faces.Ohio means a lot to me, kind of like a second home, he said. Just the memories I had here and the friends I made while at Ohio State and just the other things I accomplished at that great university. So it was very important for me to come here, have a good game and play in front of these great fans.BAD, BAD BROWNS: Cleveland is hoping to avoid joining the 2008 Detroit Lions as the only teams in league history to go 0-16.First-year coach Hue Jackson, who has endured several seasons worth of injuries, said his teams problems are too numerous to single out one.It is not just about the defense, he said. It is me. It starts with the coaching. It is a top-down deal. We are not playing well right now anyplace. It is not just defense. It is offensively and special teams. I am not just going to dump on one group. We have to play better as a team. We are not playing good enough, and that is what it is.FIGHT CLUB: The Browns lost starting center Cam Erving on their first series when he was ejected for fighting with Dallas defensive end David Irving, who was also tossed. 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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- The record book shows Aric Almirola had one career Xfinity Series victory before Friday nights win at Daytona International Speedway.He never counted that win, at Milwaukee in 20007, refused to take the trophy and felt it was a black mark on his record all these years.Now hes got a real win to his name.Almirola was declared winner of Friday nights race when NASCAR determined he was the leader when the caution flag froze the field shortly before the finish line. It was technically the second win of his career, but he doesnt accept that win because he was replaced midway through that race by Denny Hamlin and it was Hamlin who drove the car to victory lane.For me, this is my first Xfinity win, he said. I know I have a win, but theres always been an asterisk next to it. I hated the fact that I got credit for that. I did not like that. I didnt take the trophy when they called me the winner. I didnt take any of the credit all along.I didnt feel like I deserved to win that race because I wasnt in the car when that race was over. But tonight I was. Tonight, we went to victory lane and Im here and I was in the car. So this is my first Xfinity win.Almirola now has wins in all three of NASCARs national series.He celebrated this latest victory, the first since he won a rain-shortened Sprint Cup Series race at Daytona in 20014, by taking the checkered flag and running alongside his Ford Mustang as it was pushed to victory lane. He was met there by his young son, who pouted earlier in the day when he had to leave the playground but was promised his dad would win a trophy if he went inside and ate his dinner.I told him that if he came in and ate his dinner, that Daddy was going to go race in the Xfinity race and we were going to get a trophy tonight. And we got a trophy! said Almirola as his son, Alex, high-fived him.The race had already beeen sent to a two-lap overtime shootout when a multi-car accident on the backstretch clouded the final running order. Air Max Schweiz. A four-car pack led by Almirola and Justin Allgaier hurtled toward the finish, but NASCAR had to freeze the field because of the accident that happened behind them.I knew it was close. I knew it was really close, he said. I knew they wrecked behind us. I was like, `When are they going to throw the caution? I knew I was in front of him.The cars were brought down pit road as NASCAR reviewed the running order, and Tampa native Almirola was given the win.Allgaier, in a Chevrolet, had thought he was the winner until NASCAR made the call for Almirola.I guess it just depends on what replay you look at, he said. We definitely had the momentum down the back there. ... When you lose them by that little bit, it definitely is frustrating. When you can be disappointed with second, though, its still a good day.Before the overtime finish, NASCAR said Darrell Wallace Jr. did not maintain speed and forced him to swap positions with Allgaier before the race went green. He finished 20th and took to Twitter to blast NASCARs race control.Got the muppets up there officiating tonight! he wrote. Never know how to react under pressure... Whatta joke.Ryan Sieg finished third and Joey Logano was fourth.Brendan Gaughan was fifth and followed by Ryan Reed, Jeff Green and Spencer Gallagher. Chase Elliott and Erik Jones completed the top 10.The finish was reminiscent of the May race at Talladega, where Elliott Sadler and Brennan Poole both waited in their cars at the finish line for NASCAR to declare the winner. It went to Sadler, who had a shot to win Friday night until the race went to overtime and he had to stop for gas. ' ' ' 
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OXFORD, Miss. Cheap Clearance Shoes Online . -- There was only one goal Saturday for the Mississippi Rebels and head coach Hugh Freeze.Our goal was to be 1-0 after this game. Goal accomplished, Freeze said after the Rebels snapped a three-game losing streak with a 37-27 win over Georgia Southern.The win didnt come easily for the Rebels (4-5, 1-4 Southeastern Conference), who were forced to overcome a 21-10 deficit after the opening 20 minutes. Quarterback Chad Kelly, who accounted for 249 yards of total offense and three touchdowns, hobbled off in the third quarter, favoring his right knee and ankle.Kelly, 16 of 23 for 233 yards passing, remained in the bench area in the fourth quarter and left the field without assistance after the game. He did not appear at the post-game press conference.I havent got a clue, answered Freeze when asked about Kellys status. He came back to the sidelines and he will get an MRI tomorrow. Well let our doctors look at it and they will let us know tomorrow.Kelly was the decisive factor in leading three consecutive touchdown drives in the final 10 minutes of the first half. Kelly capped the drives with scoring runs of 3 and 5 yards and a 38-yard touchdown pass to Evan Engram.Akeem Judd rushed for a season-high 139 yards on 26 carries with a 9-yard touchdown run. Gary Wunderlich added field goals of 35, 29 and 38 yards as the Rebels had 441 yards of total offense.Akeem had a solid day. He was important as we managed the game after Kelly went out, Freeze said. I always want to see more, but Ive learned one thing this season and thats to celebrate the good times.Today was a good day for us.Freeze has spent most of the season watching the Rebels build big leads, only to see them disappear in the second half. Georgia Southern (4-5, 3-2 Sun Belt Conference) reversed the pattern, racing to the early lead before the Rebels rallied to gain control.Kevin Ellison connected with Myles Campbell on a 29-yard scoring pass before adding a 9-yard touchdown run. Campbell led all receivers with 121 yards on four receptions. Matt Breida scored on a 68-yard touchdown run to cap the early offensive outburst.Georgia Southern dropped their fifth game in the last six starts despite 401 yards of total offense. The option-based Eagles rushed for 267 yards, highlighted by Breida with 100 yards on 22 carries, but managed only two field goals in the second half.There are no moral victories by any stretch of the imagination, but I do think what you saw today was a vast improvement over the last time we played, Georgia Southern coach Tyson Summers said. I thought Kevin (Ellison) did a nice job managing the game through it all.THE TAKEAWAYOLE MISS: After an unsettling 20 opening minutes, the defense turned in an effective performance. End Fadol Brown, plagued by injuries, had a game-high 14 tackles. The Rebels will need defensive production with successive road dates at No. 7 Texas A & M and Vanderbilt.GEORGIA SOUTHERN: Younghoe Koo, after converting 14 consecutive field goals , narrowly missed a 54-yard attempt on the final play of the first half. Koo responded with field goals from 41 and 38 yards in the second half.UP NEXTOLE MISS: The Rebels visit No. 7 Texas A & M in an SEC Western Division match on Saturday.GEORGIA SOUTHERN: The Eagles return to Sun Belt play on Saturday, hosting Louisiana-Lafayette. Shoes Wholesale Online Store . Miller finished in two minutes, 6.09 seconds, one day before the first medal race on the Alpine schedule. The 36-year-old American also turned in the top time in Thursdays opening training session. 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Im hot about that right now.Louisville (4-0) didnt slow down against a nonconference opponent on the road a week after beating Florida State 63-20 at home.After a punt and a missed field goal on two of their first three series, Jackson said the Cardinals got mad at ourselves. Were used to going out there and executing everything right.We started off bad and in my mind I was like we need to make something happen. We got into our groove.The Cardinals raced to a 35-7 halftime lead on Marshall and cruised in the second half to break a four-game losing streak to the Thundering Herd. Jacksons scoring passes covered 71, 8, 30, 8 and 51 yards.The things we wanted him to do, he did a good job with, Louisville coach Bobby Petrino said. I think we had to earn it tonight.Louisville surpassed 600 yards of offense for the third time this season.Marshall (1-2) was limited to 207 yards in the first start for freshman quarterback Garet Morrell. Chase Litton missed the game with an undisclosed injury that was announced an hour before kickoff. Marshall coach Doc Holliday said Litton didnt practice all week.Marshall has lost 15 straight to ranked opponents and has yet too beat a ranked team at home since joining the FBS in 1997. Shoes Clearance Sale Online. here is no question, thats an excellent football team, Holliday said of Louisville. That quarterback is a special guy.THE TAKEAWAYLOUISVILLE: Jackson simply hasnt been stopped, although Marshalls pass rush at times forced him into inaccurate throws. His 62 rushing yards meant that his streak of five straight 100-yard rushing games dating to last season came to an end. After four games, hes thrown 13 TD passes and run for 12 more scores.MARSHALL: The Thundering Herd need Litton back in a hurry and could use some help on defense after allowing 124 points in their last two games. Holliday said the only positives he took away from the game were the play of running backs Anthony Pittman (54 yards) and Anthony Anderson (46).Weve need to get better in all three phases, come back (Sunday) and go to work, Holliday said.POLL IMPLICATIONSWith No. 2 Ohio State idle, Louisville could gain some votes in the AP Top 25 poll but it might not be enough to overtake the Buckeyes.RUNNING RADCLIFFJackson hasnt done it alone. Brandon Radcliff had his third straight 100-yard rushing game, finishing with 131 yards on 19 carries.PENALTIES GALORELouisville was penalized 12 times for 143 yards. Marshall, which entered the game averaging an FBS-worst 12.5 penalties per game, was flagged nine times for 95 yards. Kendall Gant was ejected in the second quarter for targeting during a punt return.UP NEXTLOUISVILLE: Heads to No. 5 Clemson with a chance to strengthen its perch at the top in the Atlantic Coast Conferences Atlantic Division after beating No. 13 Florida State last week.MARSHALL: Closes out nonconference play at Pittsburgh. ' ' ' 
You wont find San Antonios veteran-laden roster or its venerable coach pushing any panic buttons just because the Spurs have lost three games in a row at home. Air Max Scontate .But theres certainly something amiss with one of the NBAs most consistent teams.The Spurs will look to get back on track Friday night against the Detroit Pistons at the AT&T Center in San Antonio.The three-game home losing streak is just San Antonios second in the past seven seasons and first since December 2014 when it lost three straight home games in overtime.It has been since Jan. 19-31, 2002, early in the second year of the George W. Bushs first term as President since the Spurs have lost four straight at home.When games are 80, 90, 100 points, there are a lot of mistakes both ways, Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said Wednesday after a 101-99 loss to Houston. If you win the game, you made a lot of mistakes; if you lose the game, you made a lot of mistakes.San Antonio (5-3) has seven new players on its roster and its taking a while for all the pieces to fit together with the seamless efficiency the Spurs regularly employ.It hasnt helped that starting guards Tony Parker and Danny Green havent played together yet this season. Green missed the first seven games with a left quad injury and Parker was held out for the third straight game and fourth time this season on Wednesday against Houston because of right knee soreness. Hes questionable for Fridays game.Were trying to figure out who we want to have on the court and who should be together, Popovich explained. We obviously havent figured that out yet. The effort is there and the willingness is there. So over time, making things more habitual and more organized will help us.Detroit (4-4) might be the perfect opponent at this point of the season for San Antonio. The Pistons have been impressive and are undefeated at home, but they have are 0-4 away from the Detroit suburbs. They come into the Alamo City off a 107-100 loss at Phoenix on Wednesday.Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored a season-high 27 points for the Pistons and Andre Drummond had 18 points and 14 rebounds for Detroit, which lost to the Los Angeles Clippers by 32 points on Monday.Drummond has the most double-doubles in the NBA (119) since the beginning of the 2014-15 season. Thats 17 more than runner-up Pau Gasol, who now plays for San Antonio.We gave the game away, Drummond said of the loss to Phoenix. We came back in the fourth quarter with some strong plays. Then, after a timeout, we didnt come back with the energy we had to get us back in the game. It got them going and the rest is kind of history.The Pistons went 0-2 against the Spurs last season. The teams will play one more time this season, at Detroit on Feb. 10. 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His Garmin-Sharp team says he suffered the injury in a crash during the races first stage over the weekend. Hesjedal says he had been uncomfortable since the accident and an X-ray confirmed the fracture Wednesday. "A lot of times with rib injuries fractures dont show up right away so waiting until today we were able to confirm whats going on," Hesjedal said in a statement. "Theres not much you can do about a fractured rib except for deal with the discomfort so that is what Ive been doing and will keep doing." The broken rib comes after Hesjedal was forced to withdraw from the Tour de Suisse last month due to injuries suffered in a crash. In May, hee pulled out of the Giro dItalia -- a race he won in 2012 -- due to illness. Nike Air Max Offerta. Hesjedals teammate Christian Vande Velde crashed in Stage 5 Wednesday. "Ryder and Tom are both OK, so were happy about that," said Garmin-Sharp director sportif Charly Wegelius. 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Then Blue Jays shortstop Troy Tulowitzki said something to Souza and the teams poured onto the field.I thought Russ was saying something about (admiring the hit), which would have been on me, totally, Souza said. And I was saying, Dude, Im sorry, I thought I got it. There was miscommunication in that he actually said, I thought you got it. And so I said, Oh, my bad, and walked away. But then Troy decided to jump in and say some things that werent really necessary.It was just a misunderstanding, Martin said. I just told him he crushed that ball, I thought he got it and before I could really get my message across, Tulo jumped in and was like a ball of fire.It was soon over but Souza did find something positive from an unnecessary and overblown incident. To see my team get behind me like that, it was cool to rally together, he said.That showed a lot about us, said Brad Miller, who homered on Monday. Regardless of our spot in the standings, were all fighting for something.The Rays still lead the season series over the Blue Jays 9-8 with two games left between the teams.The Blue Jays will start Marcus Stroman (9-7, 4.56 ERA) against Rays left-hander Drew Smyly (6-11, 5.05).Stroman, who will be seeking his first win since Aug. 14, has faced the Rays four times this season and is 2-2 with a 4.55 ERA. In six career starts against Tampa Bay, he is 3-3 with a 4.89 ERA.Smyly is 3-2 with a 2.70 ERA in nine career outings, including six starts, against the Blue Jays. He is 3-0 with a 1.23 ERA at Rogers Centre in five appearances (three starts).In four previous starts against Toronto this season, he is 2-2 with a 3.80 ERA. He has won his past two starts against the Blue Jays, May 16 and Aug. 9, both at Rogers Centre.The Blue Jays are 3-7 in September, and 2-2 against the Rays for the month.Theyre very talented over there, said Jose Bautista, who homered Monday night for Toronto. 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Its difficult -- we worked on special teams the last few days because we know how important it is but we gave up one on the penalty kill and didnt score on the power play (against Dallas).I guess we have to keep working at that, and try to get better because that helps win games.Rookie defenseman Brett Kulak said he believes the Flames have the character in the dressing room to turn things around.Its definitely frustrating right now, but nows the time where weve got to dig deep ... and find a way to start getting wins, said Kulak.Meanwhile, the Metropolitan Division-leading Rangers (10-4-0) will be looking to bounce back from a 5-3 loss they suffered to the Vancouver Canucks at home on Tuesday. Jordan 7 Cheap Real. 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Theres no better way than going on the road and being together and preparing and trying to win games.Center Derek Stepan echoed his head coachs sentiments.I think this is a good time for us to get out on the road, said Stepan. Obviously theres huge points on the line. We need to have a good road trip and thats our main focus. We have to find a way to put a road game together.Our last few have been better but weve really got to find a way because its really hard to win, especially going to other peoples buildings. Good road teams usually have success. ' ' ' 
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Another warm, sunny day along the Forth of Firth had nearby beachgoers frolicking in the surf, like this was Southern California instead of Scotland, but it made things miserable out on a course that is more brown than green. There were balls scooting all over the place. They wound up behind grandstands, in knee-high grass, up against the face of pot bunkers. Dustin Johnson had to intentionally hit a sideways shot into the rough just to escape a bunker. Phil Mickelson four-putted a hole. Darren Clarke made a quadruple-bogey. And get this -- they were all still in contention for the claret jug. Leading the way was Jimenez, a cigar-smoking, wine-loving golfer nicknamed "The Mechanic" who is perhaps best known outside Europe for the unique way he gets ready for a round. Upon arriving at the range, hell put his knees together and gyrate his hips both clockwise and counterclockwise -- silly looking enough as it is, but especially for a guy with a hefty belly and even heftier ponytail. Then hell pull out a couple of clubs to help stretch his legs and loosen up his arms, though none of it looks very strenuous. "Im amused by his warm-up routine," Mickelson said. "I would hurry to the course to watch it." But this golfer is all business out on the course. Jimenez has bounced back from missing four months recovering from a broken right leg sustained in a skiing accident last winter. If he can keep it going through the weekend, he might take a run at Julius Boros, the oldest major champion in golf history when he won the PGA Championship at age 48. Heck, Tom Watson nearly won this tournament a few years ago at age 59. "Why not?" asked Jimenez, whose was at 3-under 139 through two days. "Theres two more rounds to go. You never know whats going to happen. Im just going to have fun on the golf course. When I finish here, Ill have a glass of red wine later on. Im just going to keep doing the same thing." Hes not exactly leading the conventional way, far down in the rankings for fairways hit and greens in regulation. But no one has done a better job scrambling for pars. Jimenez ranked first in the putting, seeming to always find a way to get the ball up close to the hole even during the frequent times he ran into trouble. "Im playing very solid," Jimenez said. "In these conditions, its not easy. With these pin positions, its very, very tough to get in close." Woods plodded along most of the day, lipping out a putt from 2 1/2 feet, missing another short putt and settling for a bunch of pars -- 12 in a row until his final stroke of the round. Then, he looked like the Tiger of old, rolling in a 15-footer for birdie on Muirfields tough closing hole. He raised his putter toward the blue sky with a flourish, fully aware he was positioned again to break the longest major drought of his career. "It will be a fun weekend," said Woods, who also shot 71. "I was kind of fighting it." Everyone was. Westwood was among that minuscule group putting up a score in the 60s, but even he was staggering a bit by the end. After a brilliant front nine -- he carded five birdies -- the 40-year-old bogeyed three of the last six holes to finish with a 68. The last English golfer to win the British Open was Nick Faldo in 1992. Westwood wants to end that streak with his first major title. "Why not enjoy it out there?" he said. "Its tough for everybody. So smile your way through." Woods is trying to break a drought of his own. Hes 0-for-16 at majors since the 2008 U.S. Open, and missed four others during that stretch recovering from injuries. Graham DeLaet of Weyburn, Sask., the lone Canadian in the field, will be around on the weekend. DeLaet, playing in his first major, shot 1-over 72 Friday to sit at 6 over after two rounds. Whoever wins this one will have to earn it. 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"I think you always know what youre going to get with him and I think thats probably the biggest thing for us, why we have success," defenceman Duncan Keith said before Game 5 of this years Stanley Cup finals. "Hes level-headed, brings that even-keel attitude to the team." Quennevilles deal was set to expire after the upcoming season, but general manager Bowman had said an extension was a priority andd the coach talked all along about how much he enjoyed being part of the organization. Cheap Shoes Canada. This is Quennevilles third stop as a head coach in the NHL. The former defenceman is 660-389-77 in 16 seasons with St. Louis, Colorado and Chicago. He won the Jack Adams Award, which is given to the head coach who has contributed most to his teams success, in 2000 with the Blues and was a nominee for the award again this year. Quenneville led Chicago to a NHL-best 36-7-5 record this season. The Blackhawks earned at least one point in each of their first 24 games, setting an NHL record. The Windsor, Ontario, native was drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the second round of the 1978 draft and played 803 games in parts of 13 seasons in the NHL. He is one of two men in NHL history to play in 800 or more games and coach 1,000 or more games. He has recorded at least 40 wins in nine of his 10 full seasons as a coach. His best total was 52 victories with Chicago for the 2009-10 season. ' ' ' 
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Westbrook has missed 27 games since having a procedure on Dec. 27 to deal with swelling in his injured right knee — the third operation on the knee in nine months. http://www.discountunderarmourcanada.com/ .com) - Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray and Roger Federer were easy first-round winners Tuesday at the Australian Open. Match factsJuly 28-August 1, BulawayoStart time 09:30 local (07:30 GMT)Big pictureFor all the feelings of excitement at Test crickets return to Bulawayo, there is the reality that the home side will find themselves overwhelmed by the sheer gulf between their visitors and themselves in every way.In personnel terms, New Zealand, albeit without recently retired Brendon McCullum, bring 379 Test caps between them to Bulawayo. Zimbabwe have just 86 and, of those, a third belong to one man - Hamilton Masakadza - who was relieved of the captaincy in May. Masakadza will no doubt operate as senior counsel to new captain Graeme Cremer, who will lead the Test side for the first time. His counterpart, Kane Williamson, is also on his maiden outing as Test captain, but has experienced heads like Martin Guptill and Ross Taylor to turn to.One of the first things they would remind Williamson of was how hard Zimbabwe pushed them the last time the sides met at Queens. In November 2011, the match went down to the last session of the last day before New Zealand eventually claimed the honours. Since then, Zimbabwe visited New Zealand, were soundly beaten, and have played just 10 other Test matches.New Zealand went only to play four times that number and are a much more assured side than they were five years ago. Although they have lost two of their last three Test series, both against Australia, they had been on a solid run before that. They drew in England and the UAE, and beat Sri Lanka away, West Indies away and India at home. Their climb up the Test rankings has not been as dramatic as their headline-grabbing showings in limited-overs cricket but it has been steady, and they now find themselves at No.5. If the idea of two Test divisions ever becomes a reality, New Zealand would play in the top division, as things stand.At the moment, Zimbabwe can only dream of getting there. Their dearth of fixtures has left them without a ranking at all, but after this series it is likely they will be on the table, joining at the bottom. They will want this to be a fresh start, so they can gradually set their sights on greater things.Form guide Zimbabwe LLLLWNew Zealand LLWWLIn the spotlightInjuries to Tinashe Panyangara and Tendai Chatara have left Zimbabwes pace pack with just two Test caps among four of them, and the lack of experience could be a cause for concern. Njabulo Ncube and Donald Tiripano have played a Test each while Michael Chinouya and Taurai Muzarabani are uncapped. The quartet have had the experience of Makhaya Ntini, South Africas third-highest wicket-taker of all time, to draw on but may need to find the right balance between attacking and containing on what could be a stubborn surface.Leg spin has been known to be a nemesis for Zimbabwean batsmen so Ish Sodhis role could be the most important in the New Zealand attack. Sodhi caused problems for Zimbabwe A during last weeks warm-up match at Harare Sports Club, when he took six wickets in total, including that of Test keeper Regis Chakabva twice. He will also be heartened by what he may see from the most recent match played at Queens, between Zimbabwe A and South Africa A. Despite a largely batsman-friendly surface, Keshav Maharaj and Dane Piedt took seven wickets between them to win the match for the tourists.Team newsThe hosts wiill cap at least one new player either at the top of the order or in the spin department. Wholesale Under Armour Canada. Prince Masvaure, who scored a century in the match between Zimbabwe A and South Africa A, could open in Vusi Sibandas absence. Masvaure will have to be joined by one of Brian Chari or Chamu Chibhabha after Tino Mawoyo was ruled out with a hand injury. The No.4 spot left vacant by Brendan Taylor is likely to be filled by one of Sikandar Raza or Peter Moor, with the other slotting in at No. 5. With plenty of slower bowling options in the middle order, Zimbabwe could field just two quicks, of which one may be a debutant.Zimbabwe: (probable) 1 Prince Masvaure, 2 Chamu Chibhabha/Brian Chari, 3 Hamilton Masakadza, 4 Peter Moor, 5 Sikandar Raza, 6 Craig Ervine, 7 Regis Chakabva (wk), 8 Sean Williams, 9 Graeme Cremer (capt), 10 Donald Tiripano/Michael Chinouya, 11 Njabulo NcubePlaying their first Test since McCullums retirement, New Zealand will be led by Kane Williamson for the first time. Henry Nicholls will fill in at No.4, and is surrounded by a strong line-up. With several spin options in their squad, New Zealand could opt for two spinners and two quicks with Doug Bracewell as their all-round option.New Zealand: (probable) 1 Martin Guptill, 2 Tom Latham, 3 Kane Williamson (capt), 4 Henry Nicholls, 5 Ross Taylor, 6 BJ Watling (wk), 7 Doug Bracewell 8 Ish Sodhi, 9 Tim Southee, 10 Mark Craig/Michael Santner 11 Trent Boult/Matt Henry/Neil WagnerPitch and conditionsThe scarcity of Test cricket at Queens means theres not much historical data to go on, but conventional wisdom suggests that the surface will be slow and low, favouring an old-fashioned style of play. The match between Zimbabwe A and South Africa A which took place earlier this month may be the best indicator of what to expect. Brian Vitori, who played in that match, described the surface as flat and scores of 570 and 356 are evidence of that. However, turn came into play on the final day which suggests there may be some deterioration as the sun beats down. The late winter conditions are expected to be pleasant, with clear skies and temperatures in the mid-20s over the five days.Stats and triviaIn 15 matches, Zimbabwe have never won a Test against New Zealand and have lost nine. Their record is poorer only against Sri Lanka, against whom they have lost 10 and won none.Since Zimbabwe and New Zealand last played each other in a Test in January 2012, New Zealand have played 40 Test matches and Zimbabwe just 10.QuotesA few guys will remember that feeling and will know its not impossible to put them under pressure and to do well.Although Graeme Cremer was not part of the team that narrowly lost to New Zealand five years ago, he hopes those who were will remember how well they competed.We are going to play in a way that tries to give us the best chance of winning. It is tough to win here. We know well have to adapt quickly and be at our best. You dont tend to get pace and bounce like in other part so the world. Its about adapting, thinking on your feet.Kane Williamson expects conditions to stand in New Zealands way of victory, as much as the opposition, and hopes to be able to conquer both. ' ' ' 
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