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DOVER, Del. Chad Williams Cardinas Jersey . -- Denny Hamlin has another top spot in his comeback from a back injury. Hell need to turn poles into checkered flags if he wants to make a serious run at a spot in the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship. Hamlin turned a lap of 157.978 mph Friday to win the pole at Dover International Speedway. He won the pole last week at Charlotte Motor Speedway and has three overall this season. But a four-race absence because of his injury has him needing wins to make the Chase and race for his first career championship. Hamlin, who finished fourth last week, has never won at Dover. He has only a 19.6 average finish in 14 career races on the mile track. Hamlins fourth-place finish moved him up three spots to 24th in the standings, 53 points out of 20th position, where hed need to be to be eligible for one of two wild-card berths. "I feel like were hitting our stride," he said. "Were running really well at different types of race tracks. Overall, Im pretty happy. We still need to get those race wins." Martin Truex Jr., who raced to his only career Cup victory at Dover, will start second and joined Hamlin for an all-Toyota front row. Kyle Busch, Matt Kenseth and Ryan Newman rounded out the top five. Busch and Kenseth also drive Toyotas. Points leader Jimmie Johnson qualified 24th. Carl Edwards, second in the points, was 18th. Danica Patrick will start 39th. Hamlin showed he continues to be on the mend after being sidelined for four races with a compression fracture in his lower spine following a March 24 crash involving former teammate Joey Logano. Hamlin is 97 points out of the top 10 and an automatic berth in the Chase. He and Johnson are the only two drivers to make the Chase for the Sprint Cup every year theyve been eligible. "Weve been qualifying pretty good, which has really helped out our cause with our race finishes," Hamlin said. Truex, from nearby Mayetta, N.J., has long considered Dover his home track. His 2007 victory propelled him into the Chase, and another win Sunday would not only end a six-year drought, but bolster his spot in the top 10. He enters Sundays race ninth in the standings. "You always want to come here and get the pole," Truex said. "I love this place so much and have so many fans in this area." Truex finished seventh and sixth in last years two Cup races at Dover. Truex wants to win in front of all his family and friends. Hamlin pretty much has to win before time totally runs out for him to make the Chase. "I think our only play is to be aggressive," Hamlin said. "I think that to come here and try to get a good points day is irrelevant because if we dont win, then were not really accomplishing much." Dorian Johnson Jersey . With their top three point guards and Kobe Bryant all sidelined by injury, the Lakers signed Marshall out of the D-League on Friday before their home game against Minnesota. Haason Reddick Youth Jersey . President of baseball operations Larry Beinfest was fired Friday after 12 years with the Marlins. The move came as the team neared the end of its third consecutive last-place season in the NL East. http://www.thecardinalsshoponline.com/chad-williams-cardinals-jersey-98/ . -- Ken Appleby made 32 saves for his first shutout of the season to lead the Oshawa Generals to a 2-0 win over the Belleville Bulls on Wednesday in Ontario Hockey League action.Sunday will be the first time Diego Costa and Chris Smalling have clashed in club football - but the Manchester United defender had the upper hand when the pair met on the international stage. Striker Costa was suspended for the 0-0 draw between Chelsea and Manchester United at Old Trafford in December, and missed both fixtures between the clubs last season with hamstring injuries.However, he did come up against Smalling when Spain hosted England in a friendly last November. Spain eventually ran out 2-0 winners, but the game was goalless when Costa was substituted on 64 minutes. This will be Costas first-ever game against Manchester United. Hell hope it goes better than his previous encounter with Louis van Gaal - Costa and Spain were on the end of a 5-1 group stage defeat to the Netherlands at the 2014 World Cup.However, Costa has rediscovered some good form and has flourished under interim boss Guus Hiddink with five goals in six Premier League appearances under the Dutchman. That is a marked improvement on his goal ratio under Jose Mourinho this season. Diego Costa under Mourinho and Hiddink in Premier League Under Mourinho Under Hiddink 14 Apps 6 3 Goals 5 394 Mins/goal 102 14.3% Shot conversion rate 29.4% 52% Shooting accuracy 47% 1.5 Attempts/game 2.8 55 Sprints/game 65 Overall, Costa is taking twice as long to hit the back of the net this season compared to last, scoring a goal every 211 minutes compared to a goal every 104 minutes. Diego Costa - 2014/15 v 2015/16 in Premier League Last season This season 20 Goals 8 104 Mins/goal 211 35% Shot conversion rate 21% 64% Shooting accuracy 50% 2.2 Attempts/game 1.9 Only one of Costas eight league goals this season have come against a side currently in the top eight - good news for fifth-placed Manchester United - against Arsenal two weeks ago. It was a similar story with his 20 league goals last season as only three came against last seaasons top six. Budda Baker Youth Jersey. Chris Smalling has been Manchester Uniteds top defender this season Smalling, meanwhile, is Manchester Uniteds top appearance maker in all competitions this season, starting 35 of their 36 games. Hes played every minute of 23 of their 24 league fixtures, only missing Uniteds 2-1 defeat at Bournemouth in December due to a groin injury. Rise of Smalling From non-league to Englands best defender, we chart the rise of Chris Smalling Smalling has made the most clearances (128) and made the most interceptions (62) for United in the Premier League this season. Englands top centre-backs Player Clearances/game Interceptions/game Tackles won/game Duels won/game Aerials won/game Smalling 5.6 2.7 1.4 5.6 3.3 Jones 2.4 1.3 0.7 3.2 2.0 Stones 3.5 1.9 1.3 4.8 1.4 Jagielka 7.8 2.4 0.7 4.8 2.7 Cahill 5.1 2.3 0.8 2.9 2.9 Terry 3.8 1.7 0.7 3.3 2.1 Smalling has been a major contributor to United having the second best defensive record in the Premier League this season, conceding just 21 goals in 24 games. The 26-year-old has been involved in 12 clean sheets in the league this season, more than any other player. Most clean sheets in Premier League this season Smalling - 12Bellerin - 11Cech - 11Hart - 11 Smalling has faced last seasons top-six sides six times in the Premier League this season and has contributed to clean sheets in four of these games, including the 0-0 against Chelsea at Old Trafford in December. Most clean sheets in Europes top five leagues Atletico Madrid - 14PSG - 14Angers - 13Inter - 13Bayern - 12Man Utd - 12 Costa will be looking to extend Hiddinks nine-match unbeaten run since re-joining Chelsea in December, but will have to be at his best to find a way past Smalling. Watch Chelsea v Man Utd live on Sky Sports 1 HD from 3.30pm on Sunday Also See: Man Utds stylish response Hiddink: Costa was provoked Wholeslae Jerseys NFL Jerseys Cheap Wholesale NBA Jerseys Cheap NHL Jerseys Cheap MLB Jerseys Wholesale Soccer Jerseys Cheap College Jerseys Cheap Football Jerseys Cheap Basketball Jerseys Cheap Baseball Jerseys ' ' '  
VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- This was a bounce the Vancouver Canucks felt they deserved. Seth DeValve Jersey .Bo Horvat scored the go-ahead goal off a lucky bounce in the third period, helping Vancouver beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-2 on Friday night.The Canucks blew a 5-2 lead in a demoralizing 8-6 loss to Carolina on Tuesday to close a 1-4-0 road trip, but came back with a rebound victory behind to Horvats fortunate tally.Horvat scored on a power play after the puck caromed off Loui Eriksson at the Tampa Bay blue line and skipped to surprised goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy. It bounced off the netminder and right to Horvat, who buried his ninth goal of the season 7:46 into the final period.Weve had so many bounces that havent gone our way this year, Horvat said. To get one like that, it was kind of a relief.The breakthrough was Horvats first goal and second point in the last eight games.It was almost one of those ones where youre like, `Wow, that went our way for once, goalie Ryan Miller said. Hes got a flat-footed goaltender and a lot of net. Hes not going to miss too many times.With the Canucks and under-fire coach Willie Desjardins getting ripped by fans after the collapse in Carolina, former defenseman Mattias Ohlund -- who was inducted into the clubs Ring of Honour during a pre-game ceremony -- spoke with Vancouvers current roster on Friday morning.A lot of the things he said made sense, forward Alexnadre Burrows said. Where we are at right now, we cant get too high, we cant get too low. We have to embrace it, keep fighting and work. Its not going to be easy.Miller had 25 saves and Brandon Sutter, Luca Sbisa and Burrows also scored for Vancouver. Eriksson and Markus Granlund added two assists.Victor Hedman and Cory Conacher scored for Tampa Bay, which is 2-7-1 over its last 10.Vasilevskiy made 20 stops.You cant say we didnt play well, Lightning coach Jon Cooper said. They had 10 scoring chances the whole game.Were playing pretty well defensively, unfortunately some of these turnovers are ending up in the back of our net.Miller made a nice save on Hedman with under eight minutes left to keep the Canucks in front, and Vancouver held the fort from there to pick up a much-needed victory after Burrows sixth into an empty net.The Lightning, who lost 5-1 to Vancouver on Dec. 8, trailed 2-1 after 40 minutes but got even 3:53 into the third on the man advantage. The Canucks were fuming after Jannik Hansen was whistled for tripping, and Conacher made them pay with his first of the year in his third game by ripping a shot upstairs on Miller.Sutter got them on the board at 1:37 after Eriksson forced a turnover in the Tampa Bay zone. The puck fell to Granlund, who fed Sutter from his knees for a one-timer from well out that beat Vasilevskiy under the blocker for his eighth of the season.Daniel Sedin had a couple of chances for Vancouver later in the period before Miller, who allowed six goals on 30 shots prior to getting pulled last time out against the Hurricanes, made a nice stop on Jonathan Drouin at the other end.Sbisa then gave the Canucks their first lead with 6:35 left in the period after pivoting in the Tampa Bay zone, feeding Burrows at the point and popping home the rebound.Vancouvers banged-up blue line got a boost with the return of Christopher Tanev, who missed the last 20 games with a lower-body injury, but fellow defenseman Erik Gudbranson sat out with an undisclosed in jury.The Lightning, meanwhile, were without a number key players up front, including Ondrej Palat and Nikita Kucherov. Ryan Callahan missed his eighth straight game for Tampa Bay, while Steven Stamkos remains out longterm with a knee injury.Despite that missing firepower, the Lightning opened the scoring 6:31 into the first period on a forgettable shift for Vancouvers Nikita Tryamkin. The hulking Russian defenseman needlessly iced the puck to pin a tired group in the Canucks zone, and then accidentally bumped Miller as Hedman was scoring his sixth of the season off a nice feed Valtteri Filppula.Game notes Prior to the game, the Canucks inducted Mattias Ohlund into the clubs Ring of Honour. Ohlund played 11 seasons for Vancouver and owns the franchise mark for goals (93) and points (325) by a defenseman. ... Canucks D Alexander Edler remained out with a broken finger. ... Palat and Kucherov are expected to miss Tampa Bays game in Edmonton on Saturday, but Callahan could return.UP NEXTLightning: Play at Edmonton on Saturday.Canucks: Host red-hot Columbus on Sunday -- the Blue Jackets have won eight in a row. Brian Price Jersey . Thousands of fans at Mosaic Stadium will be cozying up to each other in an effort to stay warm in chilly temperatures and block the Prairie wind that locals say can knock your socks off. Britton Colquitt Jersey . Giroud, who wasnt in the starting lineup for two matches after allegations about his private life and a decline in form, scored twice in the first half. 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But as the first 17 games this season proved -- including Fortes 100-yard, three-touchdown extravaganza for the Jets on Thursday night against Buffalo -- the ground game still matters.Bigtime.Just ask one of the NFLs top passers.With all the fantasy football and all the stuff, from a players perspective, you have to stop the run first, Arizonas Carson Palmer says. Thats what every defense wants to come in and do. You dont talk about it maybe as much, you hear so much about protecting quarterbacks, passing games ... but every team is trying to give up big chunks of yards in the run game, and every team is trying to run the football successfully. From a players standpoint, its a focal point of everything we do.From some coaches standpoint, too.Obviously, they are a huge part of what we like to do. There is not a substitute for a good runner, says Browns coach Hue Jackson, a noted offensive mind. If you have a guy who can wear the defense down a little bit and a guy who knows how to carry the ball, be physical and make those tough yards, there is no substitute for those guys.Would the Broncos have been champions without the performances of Anderson last year? In some ways, hes more valuable than Peyton Manning and his replacement at quarterback, Trevor Simian.No team has a better aerial game than the Steelers. Yet what makes it even more dangerous is what Pittsburgh gets from its backfield.With LeVeon Bell sidelined by a knee injury for much of 2015 and suspended for the first three games this season, Williams has soared. At 33, he appears in his prime -- something Washington learned Monday night when Williams scooted for 143 yards and two touchdowns . He also had six receptions, and he can handle onrushing blitzers.Its one of those things if you can carry the load, you can carry the load, says Williams, who has prospered from splitting carries in Carolina with Jonathan Stewart before landing in Pittsburgh. In this league now, youve got to have two backs if you want to be where you want to be, and thats the Super Bowl.Few teams get that faar without a strong passing attack, of course. Jarrell Owens Jersey. With all the rules changes favoring throwing, and the onset of fantasy football, it sometimes seems like getting down and dirty with the running game is, well, down and dirty.But one of the real pleasures of watching the NFL is how Adrian Peterson can befuddle defenses while bedazzling viewers. All-around backs such as Williams, Forte, Doug Martin, Jamaal Charles and LeSean McCoy spice up the sport.Youngsters Hyde, Todd Gurley, David Johnson and Devonta Freeman add even more juice.Maybe fans cant wrap their allegiances around running backs (except in fantasy football, of course) because many teams use several RBs each game. The wear and tear of the position warrants a rotation, something inconceivable at quarterback and unlikely at wideout -- no teams take out the top target when they go to multiple-receiver sets.Behind the QB, though, sometimes theres a committee toting the ball, catching it or blocking.No club handles depth at running back better than Kansas City. Even with its star, Charles, hobbled, Andy Reids team can send Spencer Ware , Charcandrick West and Knile Davis at opponents. When Charles gets back to full health, that makes him even more dangerous: Reid can pick and choose when and how to use the versatile Charles because his other backs are dependable.Every running back is a little different and thats the beauty of our guys, theyre all a little different, says Chiefs co-offensive coordinator and running game mastermind Matt Nagy. You have Jamaal with the speed, Spencer with the power, Charcandrick with the mix, and Knile with the power and the mix. So for us, its just a matter of us putting them in and letting them roll to their strengths.Its a matter of identifying what your backs do well, and its dictated more by the player than the team.When teams can dictate the pace of a game on the ground, they can control the clock and, often, the scoreboard.Thats not to say having a star or solid quarterback doesnt lead to winning. 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Match factsSeptember 9, 2016Start time 1900 local (1330 GMT)Big PictureTo watch Australia rewrite the T20 record books on Tuesday, youd think they were the worlds dominant team in the format. Stitched New York Giants Jerseys . And indeed, they do boast two of the three highest T20 international totals of all time (263 for 3 this week and 248 for 6 against England in 2013) and all of the three highest individual scores (Aaron Finch 156, Glenn Maxwell 145*, and Shane Watson 124*). Yet, for all of those monster scores, Australia were booted out in the group stage of this years World T20 and have only once made the final of that event, when they lost to England in 2010. It is a format in which Australia are inconsistent, but, as this week has shown, at their best their firepower is awesome.Sri Lanka, on the other hand, had won a World T20 title, back in 2014. Some links from that triumphant final remain - Kusal Perera, Thisara Perera, Sachithra Senanayake. Some have gone - Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene, Rangana Herath, for example. And another is about to leave: Tillakaratne Dilshan, who played every match of that successful campaign, is set to play his final match for Sri Lanka. A batsman who has brought great joy to Sri Lanka - not least in the T20 format - Dilshan will hardly want to leave the game on a low, and Tuesdays match was about as low as it gets in T20Is.Form guide(last five completed matches, most recent first)? Australia: WLWWLSri Lanka: LLLLLIn the spotlightAnd so this is it. Five weeks before his 40th birthday, Tillakaratne Dilshan bows out of international cricket. A career that began in Bulawayo in November 1999 under the captaincy of Sanath Jayasuriya will end in Colombo in September 2016 under the selection regime run by the same man - Jayasuriya. Dilshans 497th international match will be his last, a T20I against Australia at the Premadasa Stadium. Dilshans long farewell has included some entertaining comments off the field, but now Sri Lankan fans hope that he says goodbye with something special on it.Who needs a little thing like form? Not Glenn Maxwell, who missed out on selection for the recent ODIs in Sri Lanka due to a lack of runs. Instead, he was sent to Queensland to play for Australia A and made scores of 0, 38, 13, 0, 10 and 46. Hardly encouraging ahead of a return to Australias side for the T20Is in Sri Lanka. But such is Maxwells talent that once he got going in Pallekele he was impossible to stop, his unbeaten 145 from 65 deliveries the second-highest individual score in T20 international history. It was also Maxwells first hundred in any format - including domestic cricket - for more than a year. If hes given the chance to open once again, Sri Lanka will need some new plans to stop him.Team newsSri Lankas selectors will be tempted to make changes to the attack after their annihilation in the first game. Kasun Rajitha might lose his place to Dasun Shanaka, while there is also the chance that Milinda Siriwardana may be brought in, perhaps for Sachithra Senanayake.Sri Lanka (possible): 1. Tillakaratne Dilshan, 2 Kusal Perera (wk), 3 Dhananjaya de Silva, 4 Dinesh Chandimal (capt), 5 Kusal Mendis, 6 Thisara Perera, 7 Chamara Kapugedera, 8 Sachith Pathirana, 9 Sachithra Senanayake/Milinda Siriwardana, 10 Suranga Lakmal, 11 Dasun Shanaka.Aaron Finch remains unavailable due to his broken finger and George Bailey has flown home, so Matthew Wade will play as a specialist batsman. The only question is whether the attack remains the same. The in-form John Hastings was left out of the first game and surely would be a valuable inclusion, but after the success of the first match the selectors may choose the same bowlers.Australia(possible): 1 David Warner (capt), 2 Glenn Maxwell, 3 Usman Khawaja, 4 Travis Head, 5 Matthew Wade, 6 Moises Henriques, 7 James Faulkner, 8 Peter Nevill (wk), 9 Mitchell Starc, 10 Adam Zampa, 11 Scott Boland.Pitch and conditionsSri Lanka batted first in every ODI of the recent series and only once set Australia a target that was out of reach - at this ground, when they posted 288. There should be plenty of runs in this pitch once again.Stats and triviaIt has been a very poor year for Sri Lanka in T20Is. In 2016 they have played 15 for only three wins - two of which came against Afghanistan and the UAEThe three highest individual scores in T20 internationals now all belong to Australians and two of those - Glenn Maxwells 145* and Shane Watsons 124*, have come in 2016Dilshan will finish his career second on the list of most T20 appearances (behind Shahid Afridi) and second on the list of most runs (behind Brendon McCullum) NY Giants Jerseys Outlet . -- Jakob Silfverberg is making himself right at home with the Anaheim Ducks, scoring four goals in his first four games. Lawrence Taylor Jersey . - Levi Browns tenure at left tackle for the Pittsburgh Steelers is over before it even began. http://www.cheapnewyorkgiantsjerseysauthentic.com/?tag=authentic-odell-beckham-jr-jersey . Shot outdoors against the stunning backdrop of Banff, Alta., the networks 30-minute original production airs tonight at 8pm et/5pm pt on TSN2. 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But the Hooosiers kept plugging, limited turnovers (which automatically improved the defense) and won the Big Ten for the second time in five years. Phil McConkey Jersey. This season, James Blackmon is back to add scoring, OG Anunoby is among the nations best defenders and Thomas Bryant should be among the nations very best big men.Worst case:?First-weekend casualty. Without a natural point guard to replace Ferrell, Crean will be relying upon Robert Johnson and Josh Newkirk to take over. While that wont be the same, Indiana will still be good. This is a tournament team, but the worst case is an early exit. Just dont expect the worst case. Indiana has proved to be much tougher than that.No. 15 NC State | Full List ' ' ' 
BLAINE, Minn. Cheap Evan Longoria Jersey . -- Monday qualifier Glen Day shot a 7-under 65 in perfect conditions Friday to take the first-round lead in the PGA Tour Champions 3M Championship.Yes, I have a little more motivation as a Monday qualifier, Day said. I didnt play as well today as I did Monday. I had no expectations this week. I just wanted to get into the tournament.On Monday, he topped the five qualifiers with a 7-under 64 at nearby Victory Links.On Friday playing in the first group off the first tee at TPC Twin Cities, the 50-year-old Day had four straight late birdies in his bogey-free round.I made some putts and avoided mistakes, Day said. The greens are great. I was first out and they were perfect. Think first group out is an advantage.Jeff Maggert and Rod Spittle shot 66, and two-time champion Bernhard Langer was at 67 along with Colin Montgomerie, Miguel Angel Jimenez, Woody Austin, Kevin Sutherland, Carlos Franco, Scott Dunlap, Bart Bryant and Monday qualifier Jean-Francois Remesy.Langer closed with a 20-foot eagle putt. He has broken par in all 22 of his rounds in the event.Montgomerie had nine birdies and three bogeys.Nine birdies and three mistakes, Montgomerie said. We know this course isnt one of the most difficult. The fairways are quite generous and the greens are super. Youve got to holing putts. I was doing that today. Well see how it does the next two days.Day made a 30-foot birdie putt on the par-4 second and ran in a 10-footer on the par-5 third. He holed a 6-footer on par-4 11th and made four straight on Nos. 14-17, holing putts of 4, 25, 8 and 10 feet.There are a lot of birdie holes on the back nine, Day said. Its a horse race out here, especially on this course.Day won the 1999 MCI Classic for his lone PGA Tour title. On the senior tour, he tied for sixth in Mississippi in April and last month in Endicott, New York.Larry Nelson shot his age with a 68, the third time he was accomplished the feat. Nelson, a World Golf Hall of Famer, also bettered his age last year in the event with a second-round 66 at age 67.John Daly opened with a 72, and two-time defending champion Kenny Perry and local favorite Tom Lehman shot 73. Lehman teamed with Arnold Palmer to design TPC Twin Cities.Fred Funk withdrew after 12 holes because of a back injury. Cheap Wade Boggs Jersey .Y. - Detroit goaltender Jonas Gustavsson has earned NHL first star of the week honours after winning in his first three appearances of the season. Cheap Rays Jerseys . The defending champion beat Gael Monfils of France 7-6 (6), 6-3, while second-seeded Andy Murray of Britain dispatched Edouard Roger-Vasselin, also of France, 6-3, 6-3. Making his first appearance since injuring his wrist a month ago, Del Potro had difficulty with his service games in the first set. http://www.cheapraysjerseys.com/ . The Browns coaching search remains incomplete. Russian swimmer Yulia Efimova defended her right to compete in the Rio de Janeiro Olympics on Thursday by pointing to the most decorated swimmer of all time, Michael Phelps.Efimova mentioned Phelps when answering a question related to American Lilly Kings declaration that anyone caught doping should never be allowed to compete in the Olympics.Then what would she say about Michael Phelps? Efimova said.A Russian Swimming Federation spokeswoman told The Wall Street Journal that Efimova was referring to Phelps three-month suspension by USA Swimming after he was photographed smoking from a marijuana pipe as well as his six-month ban following a 2014 DUI arrest.Efimova made her comments at a news conference after winning the silver medal in the 200-meter breaststroke.She was suspended 16 months after she tested positive for a banned anabolic steroid in 2013. She was also provisionally suspended this year after testing positive for meldonium, but that ban was lifted following a Woorld Anti-Doping Agency recommendation. Cheap Rays Jerseys China. I am of course not for doping, and I have never done it on purpose, Efimova said. But I know very many cases in which people do it out of not knowing or out of stupidity or out of naivete.Efimova has maintained since her 2013 failed test that she did not know that a supplement she was taking contained a banned substance.King and Efimova engaged in a public finger-wagging war ahead of the 100-meter breaststroke final, in which the American won the gold medal, and King labeled Efimova a drug cheat. Im not a fan, King told NBC after the semifinals.There must always be another chance, Efimova said Thursday. When you drive a car and break a rule, you just get a ticket. You dont lose your license for life or get put in jail.Information from ESPN senior writer Bonnie D. Ford contributed to this report. ' ' ' 
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. Cheap Deion Sanders Jersey . -- Trace McSorley has gotten used to seeing extra defenders crowding the line of scrimmage this season and hes become adept at taking advantage of itWith another defense selling out to stop star running back Saquon Barkley, McSorley completed 17 of 23 passes for 376 yards and four touchdowns to lead No. 7 Penn State to a 45-12 victory over Michigan State and the Big Ten East title Saturday.Penn State (10-2, 8-1 Big Ten, No. 8 AP) edged No. 2 Ohio State for the East title, setting up a conference championship game against West winner Wisconsin next week in Indianapolis. The Nittany Lions beat the Buckeyes 24-20 at home Oct. 22.Its almost like pick your poison, McSorley said. Weve got so many weapons outside, if you want to try to load the box to stop Saquon and our run game, weve got enough weapons outside and if you want to try and stop that, weve got one of the best running backs in the country. Hes going to do what he does.But Barkley couldnt get going and eventually left the game with a right leg injury.The Spartans (3-9, 1-8) stacked the line of scrimmage and held Barkley to 9 yards in the first half on nine carries. Meanwhile, Michael Geiger kicked four field goals, the last giving Michigan State a 12-10 halftime lead.McSorley, who set a school record for total offense in a season (3,348), and his speedy, physical receivers took over in the third quarter. The shifty, dual-threat quarterback threw deep touchdown passes on three straight drives to cue Penn States 35-0 second half.Disappointing outcome to a disappointing season, Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio said. Thought we played very well in the first half, especially the first quarter, came out and established ourselves early on but drove down the field four straight times and had to settle for field goals.McSorley found Chris Godwin down the sideline for 34 yards on Penn States first second-half possession and followed it with a 45-yarder to Mike Gesicki. Godwin got loose down the middle minutes later and McSorley hit him in stride for 59 yards to give Penn State a 31-12 lead.Trace did a great job of giving me a great, catchable ball and after that point, its just finishing the play, Godwin said.Andre Robinson added a 14-yard touchdown run and caught a 40-yard pass from McSorley to complete the scoring in the fourth quarter, and Barkley scored on a 1-yard run in the second. Barkley left in the third quarter with an apparent right leg injury and did not return.Tyler Davis added a second-quarter field goal for Penn State which won its eighth straight game.Its been special, Penn State coach James Franklin said. I think this team, the connection and the bond they have for each other, weve overachieved and we keep overachieving.BEND BUT DONT BREAKThe Spartans moved against Penn States defense until they pushed into the red zone. Michigan State mounted four long first-half drives of at least 11 plays but had to settle for Geigers kicks each time.The Spartans never got into the red zone after Geigers final field goal, managed just 87 yards in the second half, lost a fumble and allowed three sacks.We were pissed off that they got down there and we knew once our feet were set, they werent doing anything special that could really keep us on our heels, linebacker Brandon Bell said.EYES ON BARKLEYBarkley was helped to the sideline by training staff in the third quarter and didnt return. He had a towel over his head while he sat on the training table.Franklin, who only confirms injuries if a player is out for the season, said he expects Barkley to practice and prepare as he would normally from the information he had at the end of the game.POLL IMPLICATIONSPenn State: The Nittany Lions will get another shot to impress the selection committee in the Big Ten championship game. As for a shake up right now, the question is how far will No. 3 Michigan fall having lost two of its last three, including a double-overtime game at Ohio State.THE BIG PICTUREMichigan State: The Spartans run of nine straight seasons with a bowl appearance under Dantonio was snapped weeks ago. Their chance to play spoiler was hindered by more injuries Saturday. Dantonios squad, which started different lineups on both sides of the ball in every game, lost starting quarterback Damion Terry (concussion), guard Brandon Clemons and TE Josiah Price. Running back LJ Scott hurt his right leg in the first half, and although he returned, was not effective.Penn State: With injuries mounting, Penn State appeared destined for another ho-hum season at best after a Week 4 loss to Michigan dropped the Nittany Lions to 2-2. The vibes were bad enough that athletic director Sandy Barbour had to publicly refute speculation that Franklins seat was hot. Franklins team recovered and hasnt lost since that afternoon in Ann Arbor. Of even more significance is Penn State got it done with one of the youngest rosters in the country. Itll lose just 17 seniors and return many key contributors next season.---More AP college football: www.collegefootball.ap.org and https://twitter.com/AP-Top25
LONDON -- The key to winning for Andy Murray might have been realizing that he could live with losing. Cheap Vegas Golden Knights Jerseys .Way back when, at Wimbledon in 2012, he became only the second man in tennis history to come up short in the first four Grand Slam finals of his career (the other was Murrays coach, Ivan Lendl, but more on him later).I was worried about the consequences of losing those finals, the 29-year-old Scotsman said Monday at the All England Club, sitting near the 18-inch Challenge Cup, now and forever etched twice with A. MURRAY on the side.Less than 24 hours after beating Milos Raonic 6-4, 7-6 (3), 7-6 (2) for his second Wimbledon championship since 2013, Murray reflected on his setback against Roger Federer in the tournaments title match four years ago, calling it a really hard loss for me.The day or so afterwards, I was really emotional. But I sort of accepted that I might not win one of these events and that I was actually doing everything that I could to give myself a chance to do it. And that was it, he said. That was probably around the time where I started to accept that its OK to not achieve what you want, if youre doing everything you possibly can.It was important for Murray to head into big matches, as he put it, not being afraid of failing.Obviously, you dont go out on the court thinking, `Its no problem if I lose the match. But the reality is, he said, you can deal with the consequences of losing a tennis match. And Ive learned that over the years, for sure.He entered Sunday having won two of his 10 previous major finals, all of which were against Federer or Novak Djokovic. This season, Murray had been 0 for 2, finishing as the runner-up to Djokovic at the Australian Open and French Open.The No. 2-ranked Murray most certainly did not forget how to win a Grand Slam title, of course.It just took him a bit to get back on track.And now the question becomes whether his third major championship will propel to him to more -- and, if so, how many more?For him, its a big step forward. Whats next for him is up to him, said Raonic, a 25-year-old Canadian who had never before participated in a Grand Slam final.Murray spoke Monday about not feeling satisfied, about aiming to add to his collection of major titles. He said becoming a father this year provided additional incentive to put in all the necessary work to continue to excel.I still feel very motivated, he said. And having won here again, it gives me a big lift, hopefully through to the end of this year and beyond, that I can win some more Slams.He said reuniting with Lendl after the French Open was all about that desire to add to his Grand Slam resume.They split in 2014, after working together for Murrays first two major titles. Now Lendl was back for No. 3.Thats not a coincidence, said Murrays mother, Judy, the former British Fed Cup captain.The focus, and the resetting of the focus if you start to lose it a little bit, is one of the things that (Lendl) helped him enormously with the first time he worked with him, she said. And because hes worked with him before, it was easy for him to jump back in and just go, `I know exactly what you have to do to win a Slam.As a player, Lendl -- who went 8-11 in major finals -- betrayed little emotion on court. The same goes for his guest-box demeanor as a coach. On Sunday, though, his eyes welled with tears when Murray won.Yeah, he was telling everyone it was allergies. That he had hay fever, Murray said with a chuckle. No, I dont believe him.Murray knows from tears.When he lost to Federer in the 2012 final at the All England Club, agonizingly near to giving Britain its first male champion at Wimbledon since 1936 -- a drought he would end a year later -- Murrays voice cracked and he cried as he assured the Centre Court crowd, Im getting closer.And when he sat in his sideline chair after defeating Raonic on Sunday, now a two-time champion at the tournament that means so much to him, Murray covered his face with a towel as he bawled. Tears of joy, this time. Maybe, just maybe, he won because he wasnt afraid to lose.---Howard Fendrich covers tennis for The Associated Press. Write to him at hfendrich(at)ap.org or follow him on Twitter at http://twitter.com/HowardFendrich Cheap Adidas Golden Knights Jerseys . -- Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson asked his players a simple question during Fridays morning shootaround: How many of them had ever been on a team 14 games over . Cheap Golden Knights Jerseys China . LOUIS -- Rookie Tavon Austin has missed another day of practice, lessening the odds hell be ready for the St. http://www.cheapgoldenknightsjerseys.com/ . Durant finished with 24 points and 13 rebounds, Jackson matched his career high with 23 points on 10-of-14 shooting and Lamb scored 12 points on 5-of-7 shooting, lifting the Thunder to a 94-88 win over San Antonio and snapping the Spurs 11-game winning streak. With hindsight it isnt hard to show that the 25th of June 1983 was Day One of a new era in Indian sport. Cricket writers like channelling their inner CLR James, so that shock World Cup win was thoroughly mined for its implications. These ranged from changes within cricket ?- the rise of the limited-overs game and the decline of Test match spectatorship - to meta-cricketing consequences, such as the new political economy of cricket, dominated by the BCCI. This piece doesnt go there. It doesnt try to understand what that win means now; its a bid to reimagine what it meant then.It has been more than 30 years since Kapil Dev took the trophy from some English toff on that pavilion balcony at Lords, so its hard to just shut your eyes and taste the fizzing shock of it. Things read, things written, television reruns, YouTube videos, that endless loop of Kapil loping one way, looking another before casually catching Viv Richards skied pull, get in the way. That its a television memory to start with doesnt help; theres nothing to smell, no weather, just a bunch of us sweating in a room in Delhi, staring at a chunky TV that looks like furniture.I could have been there. I remember thinking that when Kapil grinned goofily, announced that drinks were on the house and invited everyone to join the team in its celebrations. I had been a student in England till less than a year before the final, and if I hadnt been hopeless at archival research my grant might have been extended for a third year, which would have seen me through to that World Cup summer. An Indian friend, a parasitologist on first-name terms with Trypanosoma brucei but who couldnt tell Kirti Azad from Maulana Azad, went instead. Gaiti Hasans first cricket match was a World Cup victory at Lords.She didnt even want to go. A fellow doctoral student, who bred rats and puréed their innards for usable tissue, had two tickets for the 25th. He being English and this being 1983, he was certain England would win their semi-final against India. Low delight in the disappointment of ambushed angrezes was one of the chief pleasures of 83. When Bobs heartbroken friend dropped out he needed company, so he asked Gaiti. She couldnt see the harm in it, so she went.She was the only friend of mine who was actually there at Lords, so ignorant or not, she was my representative. They took the train to London carrying sandwiches they had frugally made themselves for lunch. They didnt have seats directly behind the batsman. They sat at an angle to the action, sort of mid-off or long leg. She didnt know the names of the fielding positions. About 20 degrees to the pitch is what she said. Between innings, as they ate their sandwiches, Bob and everyone else around them thought India would lose. She registered the excitement when Kapil caught Richards out, and she thinks she saw champagne being sprayed around in the pavilion after the match. She doesnt remember much else.Nobody felt the earth move or the balance of power shift. This was the third World Cup in England and the third final to be played at Lords. It was played in whites, with a shiny red ball, through Englands long, long summer days that fit two 60-overs innings in with daylight to spare. It seemed unthinkable then that the Cups tableaus wouldnt be staged in England forever. Kapil Dev took the English ownership of the tournament so much for granted that he declared he wanted to come back with the boys and win it all over again. Continuity was everywhere; the great Sunil Gavaskar took guard against Andy Roberts, Malcolm Marshall, Michael Holding and Joel Garner bareheaded. Later, when he caught Larry Gomes off Madan Lal during the chase and reduced West Indies to 66 for 5, the teams, with the match in the balance, went in for tea. Tea! The old ways lived.But they lived on as eccentric leftovers from another time. And not just in distant retrospect: later that morning Gavaskars quixotic refusal of protection seemed more daft than heroic when Marshalls wickedly fast bouncer hit Balwinder Singh Sandhu on the head. A brave No. 11, Sandhu drove the next ball off the front foot, but if it hadnt been for the helmet perched on his patka, the scorecard might have read BS Sandhu, retired dead.I had forgotten about Sandhu being hit as I had forgotten so much else about this match. The 83 final is an object lesson in how the past recedes. We keep the bits that fit the story, and the story of a cricket match is written by its end. Every desi who watched that final remembers Sandhu for that artful inswinger that bowled Greenidge even as he shouldered arms. Cheap Golden Knights Jerseys Authentic. Almost no one recalls that near-death moment. I caught it in a fuzzy highlights package online. There was an English commentator, I cant tell who, tut-tutting gently about the wrongness of bouncing a tailender. It was a good bouncer, he said, but...That but has never gone away, not even now after helmets have become the norm. Theres a lethalness to cricket that gives people pause. It certainly did that June afternoon. Play stopped; Jeff Dujon walked up to Sandhu to see how he was. Sandhu leaned on his bat and affected indifference. Marshall took a moment; he stopped in his follow-through, bent over and tied his laces for a long time. Playing cricket is a mortally serious business; no one dies playing tennis.The difference between cricketing memories before television and after is that before, there wasnt a video archive to keep people honest. In the mid-60s, my father told me about the Tests he watched in England as a young man. So Duleepsinhji, slight in his billowing silk shirt, walked out to bat and Frank Woolley drove through cover and Percy Chapman fielding at slip took every catch that came his way with his bucket-like hands. He had followed the Australians around England one long-ago summer and he was full of tales. I dont know how many of them came from matches he had watched and how many from second-hand lore; I dont think he did either. When he told me those stories, they were more than 30 years old, which is roughly the distance in time between Lords 1983 and now. Except, now we have YouTube to refresh (or reconstitute) our memories.In 1983 it would have been hard to argue on the evidence of the cricket played that the tournament was a hinge moment in the history of cricket. From an Indian point of view the win wasnt a revolution, it was a heist pulled off against the odds by a mix of old lags and new bucks, more Oceans Eleven than Battleship Potemkin. If Indias great tradition was spin, the tournament marked the triumph of its little tradition, military-medium seam bowling. If we discount Kapil for a moment, Mohinder Amarnath, Sandhu, Madan Lal and Roger Binny were Indias answer to Roberts, Holding, Marshall and Garner. The only non-violent seam attack in the history of the game went up against the scariest quartet of fast bowlers assembled in one team... and won. Madan Lal took three top-order wickets in the final; Amarnath bagged two as well as the Man-of-the-Match award. In some ways the 83 win was less a harbinger of a powerful future than the fugitive triumph of a hardscrabble past.The things that foretold the future happened off camera. Like Kapils match-saving, tournament-winning hundred against Duncan Fletchers Zimbabwe: 175 runs in just 138 balls, it was clearly one of the first if not the first great limited-overs innings. There were no cameras at Tunbridge Wells because of industrial action at the BBC. There is no footage to rework or ratify lore, so we are free to imagine those six sixes and those 16 fours, that 72-ball century.The other game-changing thing that the cameras didnt catch was the Indian cricket board presidents pique at being denied two 11th-hour passes to the final for his VIP friends. Gossip had it that the MCCs arrogance so infuriated the Indian apparatchik that he moved heaven, earth and Dhirubhai Ambani to wrest the World Cup from England and bring it to India in a new avatar, the Reliance Cup. But I didnt know that then, and even if I had, I wouldnt have cared. No desi fan has ever mistaken the grievances of these thin-skinned operators with the cause of Indian cricket.When the last wicket fell - MA Holding lbw b Amarnath 6 - the thing that mattered was the look on Mohinders face as the umpires finger went up. He grinned and kept running, swerved to grab a bail and raced for the pavilion as the desi hordes invaded the ground. The camera closed in on him in mid-shot; he was smiling his Errol Flynn smile (he had a little moustache) and it was a look of serious delight. Perhaps he was thinking of his father, the great Lala, who had scored a Test fifty in that same ground in 1946; knowing père Amarnath, this would have been a tale told often to his hectored sons. Or perhaps this battling veteran saw clearly in that moment that he had transcended a chequered career and found, along with his team mates, a kind of immortality.Mukul Kesavan is a writer based in New Delhi ' ' ' 
LONDON -- The key to winning for Andy Murray might have been realizing that he could live with losing. Cheap Vegas Golden Knights Jerseys .Way back when, at Wimbledon in 2012, he became only the second man in tennis history to come up short in the first four Grand Slam finals of his career (the other was Murrays coach, Ivan Lendl, but more on him later).I was worried about the consequences of losing those finals, the 29-year-old Scotsman said Monday at the All England Club, sitting near the 18-inch Challenge Cup, now and forever etched twice with A. MURRAY on the side.Less than 24 hours after beating Milos Raonic 6-4, 7-6 (3), 7-6 (2) for his second Wimbledon championship since 2013, Murray reflected on his setback against Roger Federer in the tournaments title match four years ago, calling it a really hard loss for me.The day or so afterwards, I was really emotional. But I sort of accepted that I might not win one of these events and that I was actually doing everything that I could to give myself a chance to do it. And that was it, he said. That was probably around the time where I started to accept that its OK to not achieve what you want, if youre doing everything you possibly can.It was important for Murray to head into big matches, as he put it, not being afraid of failing.Obviously, you dont go out on the court thinking, `Its no problem if I lose the match. But the reality is, he said, you can deal with the consequences of losing a tennis match. And Ive learned that over the years, for sure.He entered Sunday having won two of his 10 previous major finals, all of which were against Federer or Novak Djokovic. This season, Murray had been 0 for 2, finishing as the runner-up to Djokovic at the Australian Open and French Open.The No. 2-ranked Murray most certainly did not forget how to win a Grand Slam title, of course.It just took him a bit to get back on track.And now the question becomes whether his third major championship will propel to him to more -- and, if so, how many more?For him, its a big step forward. Whats next for him is up to him, said Raonic, a 25-year-old Canadian who had never before participated in a Grand Slam final.Murray spoke Monday about not feeling satisfied, about aiming to add to his collection of major titles. He said becoming a father this year provided additional incentive to put in all the necessary work to continue to excel.I still feel very motivated, he said. And having won here again, it gives me a big lift, hopefully through to the end of this year and beyond, that I can win some more Slams.He said reuniting with Lendl after the French Open was all about that desire to add to his Grand Slam resume.They split in 2014, after working together for Murrays first two major titles. Now Lendl was back for No. 3.Thats not a coincidence, said Murrays mother, Judy, the former British Fed Cup captain.The focus, and the resetting of the focus if you start to lose it a little bit, is one of the things that (Lendl) helped him enormously with the first time he worked with him, she said. And because hes worked with him before, it was easy for him to jump back in and just go, `I know exactly what you have to do to win a Slam.As a player, Lendl -- who went 8-11 in major finals -- betrayed little emotion on court. The same goes for his guest-box demeanor as a coach. On Sunday, though, his eyes welled with tears when Murray won.Yeah, he was telling everyone it was allergies. That he had hay fever, Murray said with a chuckle. No, I dont believe him.Murray knows from tears.When he lost to Federer in the 2012 final at the All England Club, agonizingly near to giving Britain its first male champion at Wimbledon since 1936 -- a drought he would end a year later -- Murrays voice cracked and he cried as he assured the Centre Court crowd, Im getting closer.And when he sat in his sideline chair after defeating Raonic on Sunday, now a two-time champion at the tournament that means so much to him, Murray covered his face with a towel as he bawled. Tears of joy, this time. Maybe, just maybe, he won because he wasnt afraid to lose.---Howard Fendrich covers tennis for The Associated Press. Write to him at hfendrich(at)ap.org or follow him on Twitter at http://twitter.com/HowardFendrich Cheap Adidas Golden Knights Jerseys . -- Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson asked his players a simple question during Fridays morning shootaround: How many of them had ever been on a team 14 games over . Cheap Golden Knights Jerseys China . LOUIS -- Rookie Tavon Austin has missed another day of practice, lessening the odds hell be ready for the St. http://www.cheapgoldenknightsjerseys.com/ . Durant finished with 24 points and 13 rebounds, Jackson matched his career high with 23 points on 10-of-14 shooting and Lamb scored 12 points on 5-of-7 shooting, lifting the Thunder to a 94-88 win over San Antonio and snapping the Spurs 11-game winning streak. With hindsight it isnt hard to show that the 25th of June 1983 was Day One of a new era in Indian sport. Cricket writers like channelling their inner CLR James, so that shock World Cup win was thoroughly mined for its implications. These ranged from changes within cricket ?- the rise of the limited-overs game and the decline of Test match spectatorship - to meta-cricketing consequences, such as the new political economy of cricket, dominated by the BCCI. This piece doesnt go there. It doesnt try to understand what that win means now; its a bid to reimagine what it meant then.It has been more than 30 years since Kapil Dev took the trophy from some English toff on that pavilion balcony at Lords, so its hard to just shut your eyes and taste the fizzing shock of it. Things read, things written, television reruns, YouTube videos, that endless loop of Kapil loping one way, looking another before casually catching Viv Richards skied pull, get in the way. That its a television memory to start with doesnt help; theres nothing to smell, no weather, just a bunch of us sweating in a room in Delhi, staring at a chunky TV that looks like furniture.I could have been there. I remember thinking that when Kapil grinned goofily, announced that drinks were on the house and invited everyone to join the team in its celebrations. I had been a student in England till less than a year before the final, and if I hadnt been hopeless at archival research my grant might have been extended for a third year, which would have seen me through to that World Cup summer. An Indian friend, a parasitologist on first-name terms with Trypanosoma brucei but who couldnt tell Kirti Azad from Maulana Azad, went instead. Gaiti Hasans first cricket match was a World Cup victory at Lords.She didnt even want to go. A fellow doctoral student, who bred rats and puréed their innards for usable tissue, had two tickets for the 25th. He being English and this being 1983, he was certain England would win their semi-final against India. Low delight in the disappointment of ambushed angrezes was one of the chief pleasures of 83. When Bobs heartbroken friend dropped out he needed company, so he asked Gaiti. She couldnt see the harm in it, so she went.She was the only friend of mine who was actually there at Lords, so ignorant or not, she was my representative. They took the train to London carrying sandwiches they had frugally made themselves for lunch. They didnt have seats directly behind the batsman. They sat at an angle to the action, sort of mid-off or long leg. She didnt know the names of the fielding positions. About 20 degrees to the pitch is what she said. Between innings, as they ate their sandwiches, Bob and everyone else around them thought India would lose. She registered the excitement when Kapil caught Richards out, and she thinks she saw champagne being sprayed around in the pavilion after the match. She doesnt remember much else.Nobody felt the earth move or the balance of power shift. This was the third World Cup in England and the third final to be played at Lords. It was played in whites, with a shiny red ball, through Englands long, long summer days that fit two 60-overs innings in with daylight to spare. It seemed unthinkable then that the Cups tableaus wouldnt be staged in England forever. Kapil Dev took the English ownership of the tournament so much for granted that he declared he wanted to come back with the boys and win it all over again. Continuity was everywhere; the great Sunil Gavaskar took guard against Andy Roberts, Malcolm Marshall, Michael Holding and Joel Garner bareheaded. Later, when he caught Larry Gomes off Madan Lal during the chase and reduced West Indies to 66 for 5, the teams, with the match in the balance, went in for tea. Tea! The old ways lived.But they lived on as eccentric leftovers from another time. And not just in distant retrospect: later that morning Gavaskars quixotic refusal of protection seemed more daft than heroic when Marshalls wickedly fast bouncer hit Balwinder Singh Sandhu on the head. A brave No. 11, Sandhu drove the next ball off the front foot, but if it hadnt been for the helmet perched on his patka, the scorecard might have read BS Sandhu, retired dead.I had forgotten about Sandhu being hit as I had forgotten so much else about this match. The 83 final is an object lesson in how the past recedes. We keep the bits that fit the story, and the story of a cricket match is written by its end. Every desi who watched that final remembers Sandhu for that artful inswinger that bowled Greenidge even as he shouldered arms. Cheap Golden Knights Jerseys Authentic. Almost no one recalls that near-death moment. I caught it in a fuzzy highlights package online. There was an English commentator, I cant tell who, tut-tutting gently about the wrongness of bouncing a tailender. It was a good bouncer, he said, but...That but has never gone away, not even now after helmets have become the norm. Theres a lethalness to cricket that gives people pause. It certainly did that June afternoon. Play stopped; Jeff Dujon walked up to Sandhu to see how he was. Sandhu leaned on his bat and affected indifference. Marshall took a moment; he stopped in his follow-through, bent over and tied his laces for a long time. Playing cricket is a mortally serious business; no one dies playing tennis.The difference between cricketing memories before television and after is that before, there wasnt a video archive to keep people honest. In the mid-60s, my father told me about the Tests he watched in England as a young man. So Duleepsinhji, slight in his billowing silk shirt, walked out to bat and Frank Woolley drove through cover and Percy Chapman fielding at slip took every catch that came his way with his bucket-like hands. He had followed the Australians around England one long-ago summer and he was full of tales. I dont know how many of them came from matches he had watched and how many from second-hand lore; I dont think he did either. When he told me those stories, they were more than 30 years old, which is roughly the distance in time between Lords 1983 and now. Except, now we have YouTube to refresh (or reconstitute) our memories.In 1983 it would have been hard to argue on the evidence of the cricket played that the tournament was a hinge moment in the history of cricket. From an Indian point of view the win wasnt a revolution, it was a heist pulled off against the odds by a mix of old lags and new bucks, more Oceans Eleven than Battleship Potemkin. If Indias great tradition was spin, the tournament marked the triumph of its little tradition, military-medium seam bowling. If we discount Kapil for a moment, Mohinder Amarnath, Sandhu, Madan Lal and Roger Binny were Indias answer to Roberts, Holding, Marshall and Garner. The only non-violent seam attack in the history of the game went up against the scariest quartet of fast bowlers assembled in one team... and won. Madan Lal took three top-order wickets in the final; Amarnath bagged two as well as the Man-of-the-Match award. In some ways the 83 win was less a harbinger of a powerful future than the fugitive triumph of a hardscrabble past.The things that foretold the future happened off camera. Like Kapils match-saving, tournament-winning hundred against Duncan Fletchers Zimbabwe: 175 runs in just 138 balls, it was clearly one of the first if not the first great limited-overs innings. There were no cameras at Tunbridge Wells because of industrial action at the BBC. There is no footage to rework or ratify lore, so we are free to imagine those six sixes and those 16 fours, that 72-ball century.The other game-changing thing that the cameras didnt catch was the Indian cricket board presidents pique at being denied two 11th-hour passes to the final for his VIP friends. Gossip had it that the MCCs arrogance so infuriated the Indian apparatchik that he moved heaven, earth and Dhirubhai Ambani to wrest the World Cup from England and bring it to India in a new avatar, the Reliance Cup. But I didnt know that then, and even if I had, I wouldnt have cared. No desi fan has ever mistaken the grievances of these thin-skinned operators with the cause of Indian cricket.When the last wicket fell - MA Holding lbw b Amarnath 6 - the thing that mattered was the look on Mohinders face as the umpires finger went up. He grinned and kept running, swerved to grab a bail and raced for the pavilion as the desi hordes invaded the ground. The camera closed in on him in mid-shot; he was smiling his Errol Flynn smile (he had a little moustache) and it was a look of serious delight. Perhaps he was thinking of his father, the great Lala, who had scored a Test fifty in that same ground in 1946; knowing père Amarnath, this would have been a tale told often to his hectored sons. Or perhaps this battling veteran saw clearly in that moment that he had transcended a chequered career and found, along with his team mates, a kind of immortality.Mukul Kesavan is a writer based in New Delhi ' ' ' 
HIGH POINT, N. Cheap Adidas NHL Jerseys .C. -- Andre Fox scored 23 points and added six rebounds to help lead High Point to a 69-62 win over Navy on Saturday.The Panthers have won three of four to open the 2016-17 campaign.Fox finished 5 of 10 from the field and hit 11 of his 13 free throw attempts. Anthony Lindauer had 15 points and Miles Bowman Jr. added 11 points and 10 boards for High Point.The score was tied at 50 with 8:36 to play, but a 9-0 High Point run bookended by a pair of Lindauer 3-pointers gave the Panthers some breathing room.A Ryan Pearson 3-pointer for Navy managed to cut the Midshipmen deficit to 65-61 with 3:06 remaining, but Navy was held to just one point from there. Fox hit 3 of 4 free throws in the final 2:16 to ice it.Pearson led Navy (1-3) with 15 points. Cheap Sabres Jerseys Authentic . The Celtics closed out their first preseason under Stevens on Wednesday night with a 101-97 victory over the Brooklyn Nets, who rested a lot of their lineup including former Celtics Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce. Cheap Sabres Jerseys . 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.cheapsabresjerseys.com/ . Klitschkos management company says the bout will be the Ukrainian fighters 25th world championship fight. The 1.83-meter (6-foot) Leapai defeated the previously unbeaten Denis Boytsov in November to become the WBOs mandatory challenger.ATLANTA - Pittsburgh catcher Russell Martin and manager Clint Hurdle have been ejected from the Pirates game against the Atlanta Braves. The ejections came after umpire Dan Iassogna called two balls on pitches from A.J. Burnett to Braves pitcher Kris Medlen in the fourth inning on Monday night. Burnett complained about the ball one call, and Iassogna stepped in front of thhe plate to warn the right-hander. Cheap Buffalo Sabres Jerseys. After the second ball was called, Martin apparently complained and was ejected by Iassogna. Hurdle charged from the dugout to argue with Iassogna and also was tossed. Michael McKenry replaced Martin behind the plate. Atlantas Brian McCann hit a two-run homer earlier in the fourth to give Atlanta a 2-1 lead. ' ' ' 
RALEIGH, N. Wholesale Senators Jerseys .C. -- North Carolina State thrived in a battle of long-range shooting.Terry Henderson scored 25 points and made six 3-pointers to help the Wolfpack beat Fairfield 99-78 on Sunday.Dennis Smith Jr. added 17 points and five 3-pointers for the Wolfpack (9-2), who won their fourth game in a row.NC State shot 53 percent from the floor and made 13 of 25 3-point attempts, taking advantage of Fairfields zone defense.If thats how they want to play, thats on them, Henderson said. Teams have got to pick their poison.Abdul-Malik Abu scored 14 points, and Torin Dorn and Omer Yurtseven had 12 points each for the Wolfpack.The Stags (5-4) made just 11 of 42 3-point tries, attempting 17 more 3-pointers than they had in any game this season.Were comfortable with a lot of those shots, Fairfield coach Sydney Johnson said. We want to get up and down and let them fly as long as theyre good looks.Tyler Nelson scored 23 points to lead Fairfield, which dropped its third consecutive game.Jerry Johnson Jr. added 17 points, and Curtis Cobb had 14 for the Stags.NC State led 48-39 at halftime after seizing control with a 19-0 run midway through the first half.Fairfield went scoreless for more than six minutes as NC State built its lead. The Wolfpack made four 3-pointers, including two by Henderson, during the flurry.BIG PICTUREFairfield: The Stags came out hot after a 12-day break from game action, making seven of their first 11 field goal attempts, but they couldnt maintain the pace. They continue a difficult portion of their schedule that includes only one home game in the month of December.NC State: Short-handed for much of the season, the Wolfpack got a chance to flex their muscles at full strength for the second game in a row. NC State once again showcased its ability to score inside and from the perimeter, but defensive improvement remains a necessity as conference play approaches.I think the depth is going to help our defense more than anything, NC State coach Mark Gottfried said. I think they understand it. Theyve got to play hard and play well, especially defensively, no lapses, or somebody else is ready to play. Thats going to help us become a better team.MILESTONE MANNelson, who entered the game averaging a team-best 19.9 points per game, became the 42nd player in Fairfield history to score 1,000 career points. He reached the milestone early in the first half with a pretty left-handed scoop shot.STAR WATCHSmith played another solid floor game with nine assists, five rebounds and two steals. The one knock on him during his impressive freshman season has been his outside shooting. But after making just 27.5 percent from 3-point range in the first 10 games, he hit 5 of 7 3-point tries against Fairfield. To his credit, he made some big shots, Sydney Johnson said. If he does that, the sky is the limit for him.TIP-INSNC State registered a season-high point total and tied its season high for first-half points. . Fairfield made all 17 of its free throws. . The Stags shot 3-pointers on 62 percent of their field-goal attempts. They entered the game with an average of 35 percent of their field goal attempts coming from 3-point range.UP NEXTFairfield: The Stags take on their second consecutive Atlantic Coast Conference opponent when they play Boston College on Wednesday night in Uncasville, Conn.NC State: The Wolfpack take on McNeese State on Thursday night in the fifth-game of a six-game homestand. Cheap Adidas NHL Jerseys .5 seconds to play in the game, Kevin Love never stopped believing that they would come out of there with a win. Cheap Senators Jerseys China . The recently retired Stern was elected Friday to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and will be enshrined with the class of 2014 on Aug. http://www.cheapsenatorsjerseys.com/ . Deulofeu injured a muscle in his right leg in Evertons 4-1 win over Fulham in the English Premier League on Saturday. Barcelona says that its team doctors will "co-ordinate" with Evertons medical staff as Deulofeu recovers. BAKERSFIELD, Calif. -- Damiyne Durham scored 19 points and added five steals to help Cal State Bakersfield cruise past NAIA Pacific Union 79-46 on Wednesday night.Durham hit five 3-pointers and finished 7 of 19 overall from the field. Jaylin Airington added 18 points and 8 rebounds while Matt Smith finished with 11 points and also grabbed eight boards for the Roadrunners (5-3), who have won all four of their home games.Jayson Marquez finished with 13 points to lead the Pioneers, who were pllagued by poor shooting, finishing just 17 of 54 from the field (31. Cheap Adidas Senators Jerseys. 5 percent) and 2 of 20 from long range.Cal State Bakersfield took control in the last seven minutes of the first half, turning a 17-16 deficit into a 41-25 lead at the break. A Durham 3 extended the lead past 20 (49-27) early in the second, and his fifth and final 3 pushed it past 30. ' ' ' 
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