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DENVER --?Paxton Lynch fought off nerves Sunday in his first NFL start as the Denver Broncos quarterback. Gump Worsley Stars Jersey .But he couldnt overcome the Atlanta Falcons.Atlanta sacked Lynch six times as he finished 23-of-35 for 223 yards with a touchdown and an interception in the Broncos 23-16 loss, their first of the season.Lynch looked unsettled in the pocket at times against a Falcons defense that entered the game 30th in the league in total defense, 31st in pass defense and with just four sacks.Obviously you have some butterflies in your first NFL start, Lynch said. Its not a preseason game and your team is 4-0. You are excited about that, but you have to focus on the team and winning the ballgame. After that first drive, I was ready to go and ready to play with those guys.Lynch, the Broncos first-round draft pick in April, started while Trevor Siemian recovers from a left shoulder injury. Siemian, who had practiced on a limited basis this past week, was ruled out after a brief throwing session Saturday.Lynch fumbled twice -- the Broncos recovered both -- and before a surge in the fourth quarter, which the Falcons entered leading by 17, he had just 101 yards passing.?I am upset, obviously, because we lost, Lynch said. I am kind of happy that I got the first one under my belt. My first start with these guys and having a chance to play with them. If I get put in that situation again, I will know how to handle it a little bit better than I did the first time. I am glad I got the experience, but I am also upset that we didnt come out with the win.The Broncos also didnt provide Lynch the best of support, rushing for 85 yards in their third consecutive game with less than 100 yards rushing.The Broncos pass protection was spotty at times, as well, with right tackle Ty Sambrailo being replaced in the fourth quarter.We have to help him better, us as coaches, Broncos coach Gary Kubiak said. We got down early in the game. We were committed to running the ball [Sunday] and tried to do that early. We did not run the ball well. We get down by 13, something like that, and were struggling to protect him. We put him in a really tough situation. Thats not the type of game you want to put him in.It was uncertain whether Lynch would start the Broncos Thursday night game at San Diego, which stands as the shortest turnaround between games they face this season.Siemian said after Sundays game that he had thrown a little bit at the teams practice Saturday when it was determined he would not play against the Falcons. Siemian also said he still believed he was close to returning to the lineup but would see how he felt this week and what the teams medical staff said in the coming days.Well see. ... Ill take it one day at a time and get right [Monday], Siemian said.Said Lynch: Im just going to keep approaching it like I have been approaching it. I am going to take it day by day, and if my number gets called again, then I am going to make sure I am ready to go out there and play. If my number isnt called, I am going to make sure to be ready to play if I have to go back in the game again. Brett Hull Jersey . Booth picked up 65 caps after making her national team debut in 2002 at the age of 17. She most recently played for Sky Blue FC of the National Womens Soccer League. "It just felt like it was my time to move on," she said in a phone interview from her hometown of Burlington, Ont. Jaromir Jagr Stars Jersey . Terms of the deal were not immediately available. The 26-year-old finished last season with Clevelands Triple-A affiliate in Columbus after signing with the Indians in August. http://www.thedallasstarshockey.com/jaromir-jagr-hockey-jersey/ . Andreas Johnson had a goal and two assists while Jacob de la Rose also scored for Sweden (2-0-0). Esa Lindell and Rasmus Ristolainen replied for Finland (1-1-0) Lindell opened the scoring for Finland just 41 seconds into the game, but the hosts quickly regained their composure and tied the score less than four minutes later on Wennbergs first of the game. Anup Kumar starred with 11 points, as U Mumba edged past Puneri Paltan 34-31 in the Maharashtra derby.?Paltan were in the game for long periods but slipped at crucial moments.U Mumba are now fourth in the league with 32 points from 10 games, while Paltan slipped to fifth, with 31 points from 11 matches.Anup opened U Mumbas account in the first minute, but Paltan got their first tackle point in the second minute and Ajay Thakur got his first raid to quickly give his team a 2-1 lead. Both teams exchanged points in the next few minutes before Anup scored four points to tie the game at 6-6.?Anup, who was in fine form, scored with another raid as U Mumba led 10-8 after 15 minutes and reduced Puneri Paltan to just two men. However, Ajay Thakur bought Paltan right back into the game with a super raid in the 19th minute, cutting the deficit to just twoo points. Mike Gartner Jersey. ?Paltan began the second half brightly and tied the game at 15-15, with U Mumba reduced to just two men. They soon inflicted their first all out, opening up a three-point advantage after 27 minutes.?U Mumba tied the game through Rishank Devadiga, who scored two raid points, and Anup once again reduced Paltan to just one man. But Sonu Narwal averted an immediate all out for Paltan, as he scored a raid point to tie the game at 26-26 with five minutes to go.U Mumba inflicted their second all out in 37th minute to eventually create a six-point lead, but Paltan forced a super tackle to trail 30-34. Thakur scored a raid point in the dying seconds, but it was not enough as U Mumba held on for the win.? ' ' ' 
Shooting guard?J. Anton Khudobin Jersey .R. Smith will not attend the Cleveland Cavaliers minicamp this week in California as he and the team remain at an impasse in contract talks, sources told ESPN.com.Cavs players and coaches are gathering for workouts for several days this week in Santa Barbara ahead of the start of training camp next week. The session is meant to create camaraderie ahead of the season. Last year, the team gathered in Miami for a camp that helped launch their eventual championship season.Smiths agent, Rich Paul, and the Cavs have been in a standoff since July, when Smith opted out of his contract. No recent progress has been made in the talks, sources said. Smith, who played a significant role at both ends of the court, is seeking a multiyear deal.Smith averaged 12.4 points per game last season, shooting 40 percent from the 3-point line.Smith is focused on returning to the Cavs -- and the team wants him back -- but Smith likely wont hesitate to miss part of training camp to see if his leverage changes. Other teams currently have cap space, and events in the preseason can change the situation. Last season, the Cavs were at an impasse with Paul and?free agent Tristan Thompson that saw Thompson miss all of the preseason before coming to terms.The Cavs have had free agents miss the entire preseason in contract stalemates three times since 2007 --Thompson, Anderson Varejao and Sasha Pavlovic -- while Dan Gilbert has owned the team.One of the reasons Smiths talks have failed to find common ground is the wide variety of contracts shooting guards signed during the offseason. Comparable shooting guards include Kent Bazemore (four years, $70 million), Eric Gordon (four years, $53 million) Jamal Crawford (three years, $42 million), Courtney Lee (four years, $48 million) and Joe Johnson (two years, $22 million).Over the past two summers, the Cavs have locked up nearly every player on the roster to rich, multiyear deals -- including four-time MVP?LeBron James, who signed a three-year, $100 million deal this summer. Last September, Smith bet on himself by agreeing to a deal that was only fully guaranteed for one season at $5 million. Blake Comeau Stars Jersey .com) - Christian Ponder will get another chance to prove himself for the Minnesota Vikings, with head coach Leslie Frazier announcing Wednesday that the struggling quarterback will start this weekends game against the Green Bay Packers. Jamie Benn Jersey . The Court of Arbitration for Sport ruling "puts an end to my dreams of being a top player," the 27-year-old Troicki said in a statement. "I worked my entire life for it, and it has been taken away from me in one afternoon by a doctor I didnt know," said Troicki, whose ranking peaked at No. http://www.thedallasstarshockey.com/miro-heiskanen-hockey-jersey/ . They reached the 100-point plateau for the fourth time in five games, bested the visiting Trail Blazers by 34 in the paint and scored 19 of the final 25 points in regulation.CINCINNATI, Ohio -- Bronson Arroyos first pitch of the game clocked 70 mph on the Great American Ball Park radar gun. The next two came in at 72 and 72 mph. Nothing special there, except the Rockies couldnt touch em. Arroyo limited the NLs most prolific offence to four singles in eight innings, and Jay Bruce had a two-run homer among his three hits, leading the Cincinnati Reds to a 3-0 victory over Colorado on Monday night. The Reds have three shutouts in their last four games. Theyve blanked out six of their last 21 opponents, tying them with St. Louis and Pittsburgh for the league lead with nine shutouts this season. Arroyo (6-5) allowed only one runner to reach second base while throwing 86 pitches that sometimes seemed oh-so-slow. "I didnt have amazing stuff," Arroyo said. "Things just worked out. It was one of those games. I was able to keep guys off second base. Had some quick innings, kept my pitch count down. Some days the ball bounces your way." Arroyo wasnt amazing, but the results were impressive. "He kept them off balance," manager Dusty Baker said. "He had good command of his pitches. He was able to put his fastball where he wanted. Thats a tough ballclub to shut out. Bronson was masterful." Aroldis Chapman took the radar gun to a different level in the ninth, hitting 100 mph while fanning three and walking one. The left-hander got his 15th save in 17 chances. Bruce scored on Todd Fraziers single in the fourth inning off Tyler Chatwood (3-1) and hit his ninth homer off left-hander Josh Outman in the eighth. The Rockies pitching staff had a setback for the second day in a row. Chatwood left with a sore triceps after pitching only four innings. Rockies closer Rafael Betancourt went on the 15-day disabled list over the weekend with a strained groin. Chatwood batted in the fifth, bunted and was thrown out. Rob Scahill had been throwing in the bullpen and replaced Chatwood, who threw 64 pitches and allowed four hits and one run. Chatwood felt pain on a pitch in the third inning and it bothered him whenever he threw a fastball in the fourth. They took him out as a precaution to get treatment. Its uunclear whether it will force him to miss a start. Mike Gartner Stars Jersey. "They seem to think its not serious, just a little inflammation," Chatwood said. "Ive had soreness, but Ive never had this kind of soreness. It was a little different." The right-hander was coming off one of his noteworthy starts. He fanned a career-high 10 in six innings against Houston. Arroyo came in with a 4-8 career record against the Rockies, but kept them off balance from the start. The Rockies lead the NL in runs, but couldnt do much with Arroyos unorthodox approach. "Hes tough, Arroyo," manager Walt Weiss said. "Hes good at reading swings and going back and forth and changing sequences and speeds." The Reds have gone only 3-3 in the past week because of a slumping offence. They used a couple of well-placed hits to get a run in the fourth. Bruce went the opposite way to left field, beating Colorados infield shift, for a single with two outs. He stole his first base of the season and came around when Frazier flicked a low-and-away pitch to left field, one hand leaving the bat as he made contact. Bruce scored as Carlos Gonzalezs throw to the plate hit him in the back. "Thats one, already," Bruce said of his steal. "Im just trying to play the game. In that situation, you do everything you can to get to second and into scoring position, and it paid off." Zack Cozart singled in the eighth ahead of Bruces homer, extending his hitting streak to a season-high eight games. NOTES: RHP Juan Nicasio (4-2) makes his first career start against the Reds on Tuesday. Homer Bailey (3-4) starts for the Reds. ... Plate umpire Kerwin Danley took a deflected pitch off his facemask in the bottom of the first inning and needed a couple of minutes to recover. He left the game after the second inning, with Lance Barksdale moving from first base to behind the plate. Danley said he had a headache and would likely miss Tuesdays game. ... Reds 2B Brandon Phillips missed his second game after being hit by a pitch from Pittsburghs Tony Watson on Saturday. Baker said Phillips forearm is still very sore. Cesar Izturis started at second. ' ' ' 
RIO DE JANEIRO -- A half-million foreign tourists, dozens of heads of state and the attention of the worlds media. China Shoes Outlet . If there were ever a headache for anti-terror forces, its the Olympics.In the aftermath of deadly attacks by the Islamic State group in France and elsewhere, Brazil, which has almost no experience combatting terrorism, is beefing up security for the games that start in Rio de Janeiro on Aug. 5. Plans include doubling the number of security forces on the streets, erecting more checkpoints and working closer with foreign intelligence agencies than Brazilians did in the 2014 World Cup.But will it be enough?Richard Ford, a retired FBI anti-terror expert who lives in Brazil, said that while the government has a robust program to keep athletes and venues safe, he worries that authorities arent taking the threat of a lone-wolf or suicide attack seriously enough.He cited comments by Justice Minister Alexandre de Moraes, who surprised many last week by saying the chances of a terror attack at the games were next to zero and that the bigger concern is street crime. Just a day later, the federal police overseen by Moraes arrested 10 Brazilians allegedly belonging to an amateur cell that had professed allegiance to ISIS over the internet.Its very naive to think that the risks for terrorism are minimal, said Ford, who has worked on security at several Olympic Games. In the last year, the risk of a terrorist attack has gone up exponentially everywhere.Terror attacks have been rare, if horrifying at past Olympics. The most notorious was the 1972 massacre of 11 Israeli athletes and a police officer by a radical Palestinian group in Munich. A bomb planted by an anti-abortion protester killed one and injured 111 at the 1996 Games in Atlanta.But Brazil has a lot of problems that other countries dont have, Ford said. Its sort of a perfect storm for anyone wanting to carry out an attack.South Americas first-ever games have been plagued by a long list of problems, from the Zika epidemic and severe water pollution to slow ticket sales and questions about the readiness of infrastructure built for the games.Compounding the security concerns is the deepest recession in decades, which has forced the cash-strapped Rio state government to slash spending and delay paychecks, and a distracting political crisis that led to the removal of President Dilma Rousseff while she faces an impeachment trial. To make up for the shortfall, the federal government has had to step in with almost $1 billion in emergency funding, much of which will be devoted to security. Extra police are also being deployed from other states.Many of Brazils security holes are ancient and hard to resolve. Long, porous borders it shares with 10 countries are a major conduit for arms and drug smugglers. Obtaining an assault rifle, or explosives, is easy from the criminal gangs that dominate Rios hillside slums. Last year, thieves even managed to steal a truck carrying a ton of dynamite.Harder to explain, though, is the late start on hiring security screeners. An investigation by The Wall Street Journal this month found that Brazils government waited until July 1 to award the contract to recruit and deploy thousands of security guards at Olympic venues, raising questions about whether screening procedures were rigorous for people who will be tasked with monitoring x-ray machines and performing pat-downs. The security contract for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver was awarded 10 months in advance.To be sure, Brazil isnt a newcomer to hosting mega-events. Every year it welcomes millions of foreign visitors during the weeklong Carnival celebration, and the 2014 World Cup went off with no major incidents.But it has almost no experience fighting terrorism. The country has long prided itself on having an enemy-free foreign policy, one that rejects military intervention.Not surprisingly, many Brazilians are on edge as the military buildup at airports and elsewhere become more evident. There have also been several bomb scares. The ritzy beach neighborhood of Leblon shut down streets for several hours last week after discovery of a suspicious bag that turned out to contain only clothes.I never felt like this about terrorism before. I only worried about street crime, said Fernanda Rocha, a pharmacist in Rio. I have no idea how to avoid terrorists if they come.Despite Brazilians easygoing attitude, better suited for a street party than an urban lockdown, Ford said there have been major improvements since the 2014 World Cup. Training exercises with U.S. and other foreign militaries to deal with chemical, biological and nuclear attacks have become more frequent. A joint-intelligence center has been created for the games, allowing intelligence services from around the world to share information and investigate threats as they emerge.Precisely because of Rios reputation for criminality, elite police units are more battle-tested than their counterparts in major U.S. cities.Theyre used to carrying bigger and stronger guns than we are, said Bobby Chacon, a retired FBI agent who makes his home in Rio and spent a year running security at the 2004 Games in Athens.There are expected to be 85,000 military personnel and police fanning out across the city, double the number on the streets in London in 2012. While most will be concentrated at sporting venues, tourist landmarks will also be heavily patrolled.They have the police in place and trained to stop a large-scale, coordinated attack, Chacon said. But theres plenty of opportunities to cause harm, and they shouldnt take anything for granted.--Goodman reported from Bogota, Colombia Fake China Shoes . 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WASHINGTON -- The Cleveland Cavaliers are coming to the White House. Nike Epic React Flyknit 2 Pas Cher .The White House says President Barack Obama will welcome the reigning NBA championship team on Thursday, two days after the presidential election.Obama extended the invitation last June, after the Cavaliers won the 2016 NBA title by defeating the Golden State Warriors.In a congratulatory telephone call to Cavs head coach Tyronn Lue, Obama invited the team to celebrate the championship with him at the White House before he leaves office. Air Force 1 Utility Pas Cher .com) - The Edmonton Oilers and Vancouver Canucks both take aim at their first wins of the season on Saturday, as the Canucks open their home slate at Rogers Arena. Vente Nike Air Force 1 . Vettel, who has already clinched his fourth straight F1 title, enters the finale with a chance to equal Michael Schumachers 13 victories in a year and match the record of nine consecutive wins by Alberto Ascari in the 1952 and 1953 seasons. http://www.airforce1belgique.com/ . The 20-year-old Pelicans big man glanced up and smiled widely at the well-wishers -- a fitting end to a day he wont soon forget. Davis responded to his selection earlier in the day as a Western Conference All-Star with 26 points and 10 rebounds, and the New Orleans Pelicans overcame a 10-point fourth-quarter deficit to defeat the Minnesota Timberwolves 98-91 on Friday night. TROON, Scotland -- A look at the second round Friday in the British Open at Royal Troon Golf Club (all times EDT):LEADING: Phil Mickelson made his first two bogeys of the tournament but still shot a 2-under 69. He reached the midway point at 10-under 132.TRAILING: Henrik Stenson was one shot back after posting a 65, the best round of the day.LUCK OF THE DRAW: The morning starters caught a break with the weather, which turned especially nasty in the afternoon. The top 14 players on the leaderboard all came from the morning wave. Of the 20 players who broke par, only four started after lunchtime.MISSING THE CUT: Former Open champions Ernie Els and Louis Oosthuizen were among those missing the cut. Els could have made it to the weekend with a par at the final hole, but the Big Easy took bogey after driving it into a fairway bunker. Oosthuizen, who lost in a three-way playoff last year at St. Andrews and was No. 14 in the world, shot 83. He was the highest-ranked player to be sent home.GETTING THROUGH: Mickelson and Rickie Fowler both made the cut in a major for the first time this year.SHOT OF THE DAY: Mickelson nearly holed out his tee shot at the 123-yard eighth hole, knownn as the Postage Stamp. Air Force 1 Low Soldes. . The ball rolled right up next to the cup, leaving Lefty with a tap-in birdie that was roughly the length of a postage stamp.KEY STATISTIC: Of the eight players who have shot 63 in the opening round of a major championship, Mickelson was only the third to break par in the second round.NOTEWORTHY: Billy Horschel followed up a 67 on Thursday with an 85, the highest score of the second round. The 18-shot differential was the biggest meltdown in Open history over the first two rounds.QUOTEWORTHY: Youve got to understand that some people get lucky, some people get unlucky. Youve got to take what you get and roll with it and try to do the best job you can. -- Jason Day, on the much tougher conditions that faced those teeing off in the afternoon.SATURDAY FORECAST: Mostly dry with wind gusts up to 20 mph.TELEVISION: Golf Channel (4-7 a.m.); NBC (7 a.m.-2:30 p.m.).FEATURED GROUPS: 10:20 a.m. -- Henrik Stenson, Phil Mickelson; 10:10 a.m. -- Keegan Bradley, Soren Kjeldsen; 9:10 a.m. -- Dustin Johnson, Francesco Molinari. ' ' ' 
PHILADELPHIA -- Sevyn Streeter performed the national anthem wearing a We Matter jersey before the Philadelphia 76ers game against the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night. Steven Matz Mets Jersey .The R&B artist had been scheduled to sing before the 76ers home opener in October, but was scratched by the team two minutes before the performance because she was wearing a We Matter T-shirt.The organization, following backlash from players and other members of the organization, apologized to Streeter two days later and invited her to sing at a future game.Streeter came to center court on Friday in a black jersey with the words We Matter above the No. 7. She received applause upon her introduction and cheers when she completed the song. David Wright Mets Jersey . Neymar curled home a free kick from just outside the area to put the 2014 World Cup host ahead in the 44th minute. Three minutes after the break, a simple through pass from Paulinho freed Oscar and the Chelsea star rounded goalkeeper Jung Sung-ryong to extend Brazils lead. Keon Broxton Mets Jersey . -- Patrick Reed got an early start in golf. http://www.metsbaseballauthentic.com/brandon-nimmo-mets-jersey/ .1 million pounds ($61.2 million) on Saturday, giving the beleaguered English Premier League champions a major lift. VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- The NHL has fined the Vancouver Canucks $50,000 for tampering after general manager Jim Benning mentioned specific players the team might be interested in.Benning noted the Canucks interest in Montreal Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban and Tampa Bay Lightning captain Steven Stamkos last week during a radio interview before the NHL draft in Buffalo, New York.NHL rules bar teams from discussing their interest in players who are under contract. The one exception is during a window of opportunity that opened on Saturday, when all teams are allowed to contact pending free agents, but not allowed to sign them until July 1.Benning spoke two days before that window opened.Last week I was trying to be candid with our fans and meedia about our efforts to improve our team but said too much about players on other teams, Benning said Tuesday. Keith Hernandez Mets Jersey. I have spoken personally to the NHL and the general managers involved to apologize and I accept the leagues ruling.Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin told reporters that Benning crossed the line in divulging trade conversations involving Subban, who is signed through the 2021-22 season.I spoke with Jim and accept his representation that he intended no harm with his comments and that he will handle similar questions from the media differently in the future, NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly said. ' ' ' 
MILWAUKEE -- The Milwaukee Bucks are making it official, re-signing restricted free-agent center Miles Plumlee. Custom Miami Dolphins Jerseys .General manager John Hammond announced the deal Tuesday. Plumlees agent, Mark Bartelstein, said last month that his client agreed to a four-year deal worth $52 million.The 6-foot-11 Plumlee averaged 5.1 points and 3.8 rebounds in 61 games in 2015-16, his fourth season in the league and first full year in Milwaukee.Plumlee received more playing time in the second half, giving the team a spark off the bench. He started 14 games.Hammond calls Plumlee an athletic big man who gives Milwaukee frontline depth.The Bucks also announced Tuesday that they were returning to Madison for four days of training camp in late September. Minkah Fitzpatrick Womens Jersey . 1 position. The Mustangs (6-0), who beat Queens 50-31 last weekend, earned 17 first-place votes and 287 points in voting by the Football Reporters of Canada. Western was last ranked first in the country in October 2011. Kenny Stills Youth Jersey . Three came down to the fourth quarter while quarterbacks continued to shine in all four games; so important to the overall quality of the game. http://www.authenticdolphinspro.com/Ryan-fitzpatrick-dolphins-jersey/ . This should be celebrated because it will not always be this way. With the amount of money given to players by their clubs these days, it is a wonder that so many of those teams allow the sport to continue to take away many of their assets so they can play for a different team in the middle of their season. Some of the sports stories The Associated Press is covering Sunday. A full Sports Digest will be sent by about 3 p.m. All times EST:- LOS ANGELES -- No. 1 draft pick Jared Goff finally makes his NFL debut for the Rams, taking over behind center when Los Angeles (4-5) hosts Ndamukong Suh and the surging Miami Dolphins (5-4). Game starts 4 p.m.- ARLINGTON, Texas -- Rookie Dak Prescott tries to lead the Dallas Cowboys to a franchise season record ninth straight win when Joe Flacco and the Baltimore Ravens visit in a battle of division leaders. Game starts 1 p.m.- CLEVELAND -- Ben Roethlisberger gets another chance to remind Cleveland it should have drafted him as the Pittsburgh Steelers try to end a four-game losing streak when they face the winless Browns, off to the worst start in their 66-year history. Game starts 1 p.m.- The AP releases its weekly Top 25 college football poll at 2 p.m.- Follows to various Top 25 college football games, including Clemson and Oklahoma State, and lookaheads to the Iron Bowl and Michigan-Ohio State.- HOMESTEAD, Fla. -- Jimmie Johnson seeks a record-tying seventh NASCAR championship in the title-deciding season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Race starts 3 p.m.- LONDON -- Andy Murray andd Novak Djokovic meet in a showdown for both the ATP finals title and the year-end No. Mark Duper Youth Jersey. 1 ranking.- ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. -- Canadian rookie Mackenzie Hughes tries to go wire-to-wire at the RSM Classic, where he has a one-shot lead over Billy Horschel, Camilo Villegas and fellow rookie C.T. Pan.- NAPLES, Fla. -- The LPGA season ends with Ariya Jutanugarn and Lydia Ko vying for player of the year honors in the final round of the CME Group Tour Championship. Charley Hull is the tournament leader going into Sunday.- UNCASVILLE, Conn. -- Top-ranked Duke faces No. 21 Rhode Island for the championship of the Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament (1 p.m.) No. 24 Cincinnati takes on Penn State in the consolation game (3:30 p.m.).- NEW YORK -- It would be no stretch to imagine Donald Trump as a natural supporter of the effort to bring the Olympics back to Los Angeles in 2024. The International Olympic Committee would likely appreciate the support but still be nervous that Trump will turn America into an unsteady player on the global stage when the games are awarded next September. An AP analysis. ' ' ' 
With college football season on the horizon, ESPN Chalks college football experts -- Phil Steele, Stanford Steve Coughlin and Chris Fallica -- combine to give you betting previews of the top 25 teams, according to the ESPN College Football Rankings. Ben Banogu Jersey . They break down each teams strengths and weaknesses, along with season win total bets and national title odds.Odds from Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook as of Aug. 22.North Carolina Tar HeelsNational title odds: 100-1 (opened 100-1) Season win total: 8.5 FPI win total projection: 8.3Phil SteeleStrengths:?The Tar Heels have five units that rank in my top 25, including two in the top 10. Those units are running back, receiver, offensive line, defensive backs and special teams.Weaknesses:?While I think Mitch Trubisky will have a solid year, Margus Hunt Jersey . Perhaps Carroll was so prepared for a break because he believes there is very little the Seattle Seahawks need heading into the off-season. 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WELLINGTON, New Zealand -- New Zealand shot putter Valerie Adams commands a place among the most elite companies in world athletics and yet has the misfortune of not even being the most famous athlete in her family.Adams will attempt at the Rio de Janeiro Games to become the first woman to win the same individual track and field event at three consecutive Olympics.Already Adams is one of only nine track and field competitors to have won world championships in youth, junior and senior level, and the only woman to have won four consecutive world championships in the same event.And yet when she gets together with family, Adams accepts that among her 17 brothers and sisters -- the children of her father, Sid -- she is only the second best-known outside her native New Zealand.Her youngest brother, Steven, is center for the Oklahoma City Thunder who -- with his wild hair and lavish moustaches -- was one of the stars of last seasons NBA playoffs. Two other brothers have played professional basketball within New Zealand.Adams rise to her status as probably the best female shot putter in history, has not been without injuries, struggle and disappointment.All those obstacles Ive had to overcome have made me stronger, mentally, physically and emotionally, Adams told New Zealands Fairfax Media. A lot of athletes probably would have retired by now because it was a long stretch coming back, but I didnt want to go out like that.I knew I had at least one more left in me. I wanted to come back and retire on my own terms.While Adams first announced herself by winning the world youth title in 2001 at the age of 16 and further demonstrated her talent by winning the junior title the following year, she has negotiated a career path beset by obstacles and setbacks.Adams was fifth at her first world championships in 2003, when she was 18, and seventh at her first Olympics at Athens in 2004 when she competed only weeks after an appendectomy.The most significant early result of her senior career came in 2005 when she won a world championship bronze medal and had her first taste of competition with her contentious rival, Nadzeya Ostapchhuk. Marvin Harrison Jersey. That rivalry reached its pinnacle at the 2012 London Olympics when Adams, the defending champion, was beaten into second place by Ostapchuk.But the Belarussian subsequently tested positive for a banned steroid and Adams was promoted to first place, receiving her gold medal at a ceremony in Auckland several weeks later and denied a proper celebration at the games.In 2010, Adams split from long-time coach and friend Kirsten Hellier, an unpleasant epidsode in her career which also preceded a winning streak which lasted five years and 56 competitions.When Adams was finally beaten, at a Diamond League meeting in Paris in July 2015, it was because she was making a tentative return from a double injury which threatened to upset her bid to win her third Olympics gold medal.Adams had surgery to repair chronic damage to her right elbow and to remove a bone fragment from her right shoulder -- the most severe of many injuries in her career.She struggled on her return and it seemed her lengthy reign as the worlds best female shot putter was ending. But with typical tenacity Adams has rallied.She won Diamond League meetings in Morocco and Rome this year, was second in Birmingham then won again in Monaco in July, throwing more than 20 meters for the first time since 2014. That helped convince Adams that she is on track for the defense of her Olympics title.Adams will be without her coach Jean Pierre Egger, who injured his knee injury at Monaco, but said the bus continues on the Team Adams journey.After a difficult year with injuries, she feels the onset of her best form.We are getting back our mojo from a couple of years ago and thats something Ive missed a lot, Adams said. Its great to have the feeling Im able to dominate my training as opposed to it dominating me like it did last year. All these small things help with taking a positive outlook to the event coming up.I have goals I want to achieve. People have their expectations but the biggest expectations always come from within. ' ' ' 
DORTMUND, Germany -- Borussia Dortmunds chief has confirmed that nine-time Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt will practice with the Bundesliga team. Leon Goretzka Germany Jersey .Hans-Joachim Watzke tells Kicker magazine on Sunday that it was no joke and not a marketing move.Watzke was responding to a report in a Guardian newspaper that Bolt planned to train with Dortmund, one of the top Bundesliga teams.Dortmund and Bolt are both sponsored by the same Germany-based sports goods company -- Puma, whose president contacted Dortmund to say that Bolt had asked about training with the team.Watzke said he welcomed the idea and that Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel also looked forward to it. Watzke said the timing of the practice remains to be determined.Asked if Bolt could have a future in Dortmund, Watzke replied, we dont even need to talk about it. Jonas Hector Jersey .875,000, avoiding arbitration. Clippards deal Monday means all eight Nationals players who filed for arbitration wound up settling before a hearing. Jerome Boateng Germany Jersey . Still, Brewers manager Ron Roenicke thought taking him out before the fifth inning was an unusual move. "Im looking up at the board and hes got two hits given up and one run, and Im taking him out after the fourth inning," Roenicke said. http://www.germanysoccerpro.com/Manuel-Neuer-Germany-Jersey/ . Once again Jordan Cieciwa (@FitCityJordan) and I (@LynchOnSports) go head to head in our picks. Last weekend at UFC Fight Night 32 my #TeamLynch got the best of #TeamJC by a score of 9-6. Let us know which side youre on for UFC 167 use the hashtag #TeamLynch or #TeamJC on Twitter. LINCOLN, Neb. -- Glynn Watson Jr.s head was hurting Sunday. But that didnt stop him from scoring a career-high 23 points to lead Nebraska past Sacramento State 83-61.Glynn actually tonight had a bad headache, said Nebraska coach Tim Miles. I dont know if it was a migraine or not. But we had to take him out two or three times and get him hydrated and make sure he got medicine. If he can do that in that condition ... hes really good. Glynn is a guy thats a game changer.Watson didnt mention the headache after the game. Rather, he attributed his scoring to aggressive play.I just tried to play aggressive and execute our game plan, Watson said. That was basically what I tried to do, was play aggressive and try to get my teammates open. I had open shots so I took them, that was basically it.Watson kept Nebraska (1-0) in the game in the first half, tying his career-high with 17 points on 7 of 10 shots. The rest of the Huskers were just 9 of 29 in the half, earning them a halftime butt chewing from Miles.Nebraska opened the second period with a 9-2 run, going up 45-35 on Tai Websters driving layup with 17:22 left. That opening spurt was the game changer, said Sacramento State coach Brian Katz.We had a pretty good first half and the separation happened in the first five points of the second half, Katz said. They got five points in transition and went from 36-33 to 41-33, and I thought that was the difference in the game. The Huskers hit 10 of 12 shots in the first eight minutes of the second half, taking a 58-44 lead on Websters jumper with 12:233 remaining. Sebastian Rudy Germany Jersey. I thought the second half was really good, Miles said. But they were pretty good early too. Unfortunately, we missed 12 shots within what, four feet in the first half. I was happy with the team. They came out and did what they had to do to win.Nebraska never trailed, but saw Sacramento State (0-2) tie the game at 31 on Jeff Wus basket with 2:01 left in the first half. Watson responded with a 3-point play to put the Huskers in the lead for good.THE BIG PICTURENebraska: Five of the 10 Huskers who took the floor Sunday were seeing their first action as Huskers. All five came off the bench. They scored just five points combined.Sacramento State: The Hornets hit 48 percent of their shots in the first half to stay close to the Huskers. But Sacramento State struggled from the field in the final 20 minutes, hitting just 9 of 26 attempts and only 2 of 12 from 3-point range.QUOTABLEMiles on Nebraskas first half play: We were just rushing on offense, there was no poise. It was like one, two passes and force your way in there. The reason we missed 12 shots (near the basket) was because they werent very good shots. You cant get an offensive rebound, puke on yourself, then try to put it back in there. It just seemed like we were playing mindless basketball.UP NEXTNebraska hosts the University of Mary, Miless alma mater, Tuesday.Sacramento State will host Antelope Valley Thursday in its home opener. ' ' ' 
RALEIGH, N. DeSean Jackson Eagles Jersey .C. -- All those lofty preseason goals -- making the College Football Playoff, winning the Atlantic Coast Conference championship -- are gone for No. 19 Florida State.Still, coach Jimbo Fisher sees a young group determined to finish strong.Deondre Francois threw a 19-yard touchdown pass to Travis Rudolph with 3:09 left to help the Seminoles rally to beat North Carolina State 24-20 on Saturday night despite trailing most of the night.Francois threw for 330 yards while Dalvin Cook ran for a touchdown on an otherwise quiet night for the Seminoles (6-3, 3-3 Atlantic Coast Conference), who never led until the final minutes. But they followed their go-ahead with a final stop to secure the win in a stadium where they had lost three of the last five visits.They still believe in each other, believe in what were doing and they believe in this program, Fisher said. And they want to be a part of history and what this program has meant in the past. And I think that carries them today. Theres a lot of pride in this group.The season hasnt gone as expected for FSU, which was ranked No. 4 in the preseason Top 25 but lost in a rout at Louisville, at home to North Carolina on a last-play field goal and then last week in a tight contest against Clemson.Yet Cook said the team was focused on the way you finish as it secured bowl eligibility.This team right here, man, they just accept everything that comes with it, Cook said, adding: Thats why this team right here is going to be a group to remember.While Florida State secured bowl eligibility, the Wolfpack (4-5, 1-4) only continued what has turned into a three-game tailspin since losing at Clemson.N.C. State led 20-10 late in the third but didnt do enough to finish off the Seminoles when there were chances, most notably when Shawn Boone dropped a sure interception in the end zone one play before Rudolphs winning score. The Wolfpack had one last drive, but Ryan Finley overthrew Nyheim Hines on fourth down after the Wolfpack had driven near the red zone with about 2 minutes left.Weve lost a lot of heartbreakers, Hines said. Every week it seems were in a game and we just keep finding ways to lose instead of winning.THE TAKEAWAYFlorida State: The Seminoles had fallen out of contention in the Atlantic Division with last weeks loss, but they showed theyre going to keep fighting in a game where little more than becoming bowl eligible was on the line.N.C. State: Its hard to figure where the Wolfpack goes from here. N.C. State has been unable to find its footing ever since the Clemson loss that started a four-game skid to put its bowl hopes in jeopardy. That frustration was evident when coach Dave Doeren ended his postgame news conference by crumpling up a piece of paper and slamming it into a trash can on the way out.For whatever reason, he said, were not finding the one play that it takes to break a game open like that.POLL IMPLICATIONSFlorida State was flirting with being at risk of falling out of the AP Top 25 . A loss couldve snapped a 79-week run in the poll, second-longest in the country, for a program that hasnt gone into a game unranked since 2011.THE WINNING SCOREFrancois was under pressure when he lofted a ball on the left side to Rudolph, who got a step on a stumbling Boone and made the TD catch.Thats a play we always practice, everyone knew what they were doing, Francois said.BIG NIGHTSHines had a career-best 11 catches for 124 yards for the Wolfpack, while Matt Dayes ran for 104 yards.UP NEXTFlorida State: The Seminoles get a Friday home game against Boston College and look to improve to 7-0 against the Eagles under Fisher.N.C. State: The Wolfpack must win two of the final three games to become bowl eligible, starting with next weeks trip to Syracuse.---Follow Aaron Beard on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/aaronbeardap---More AP college football at http://collegefootball.ap.org and http://www.twitter.com/AP-Top25 Wes Hopkins Jersey . Once again Jordan Cieciwa (@FitCityJordan) and I (@LynchOnSports) go head to head in our picks. Last weekend at UFC Fight Night 32 my #TeamLynch got the best of #TeamJC by a score of 9-6. Let us know which side youre on for UFC 167 use the hashtag #TeamLynch or #TeamJC on Twitter. DeSean Jackson Womens Jersey . Rinne played two periods in his first game since left hip surgery in early May. Gabriel Bourque scored 3:07 into the second period and Austin Watson tallied 5:15 later for Nashville. https://www.eaglessportsgoods.com/Womens-Dallas-Goedert-Inverted-Jersey/ . -- The Bishops Gaiters are showing they belong among the countrys top varsity football teams. SAN ANTONIO -- Kawhi Leonard had 20 points and the San Antonio Spurs beat the New Orleans Pelicans 98-79 on Saturday night in their home opener.The Spurs won their first season opener in 20 years without Tim Duncan, who retired in the offseason. San Antonio played without any of its Big Three as Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili both sat out to rest in the first night of back-to-back games.San Antonio didnt appear to miss them, as 11 players scored to help the team remain unbeaten after three games.Patty Mills scored 18 points starting in place of Parker, and LaMarcus Aldridge had 12 points.Pelicans forward Anthony Davis was held to 18 points after scoring 50 and 45 points in the first two games. Aldridge picked up three fouls in the first half as Davis primary defender, but still managed to hold the 6-foot-10 forward to 6-for-15 shooting in the game.ETwaun Moore also had 18 points for New Orleans. The Pelicans are 0-3.Leonard added four rebounds and three assists and was 2 for 4 on 3-pointers.The 6-foot-7 forward worked on drawing more fouls in the offseason and it continued to pay off, earnning Leonard early MVP chants from the sellout crowd. Fletcher Cox Jersey. He was 6 for 6 on free throws, raising his season total to 28 for 28.TIP-INSPelicans: Davis played 32 minutes, raising his season total to 113. Prior to the game, New Orleans coach Alvin Gentry said he was not concerned about the early workload, noting Davis is 23-years-old and capable of handling big minutes.Spurs: San Antonio has seven new players on its 15-man roster this season, including rookies Dejounte Murray, Bryn Forbes, Nico Laprovittola and Davis Bertans. ... Spurs coach Gregg Popovich chastised Jonathan Simmons for offensive goaltending when he dunked Laprovittolas layup as it was still on the cylinder. The veteran coach pointed to his head to signal the second-year player should be wiser. Simmons responded in the final quarter with a thunderous dunk over 7-foot-2 center Alexis Ajinca. Simmons finished with 11 points.UP NEXTPelicans: Host Milwaukee on Tuesday.Spurs: At Miami on Sunday. ' ' ' 
Thorbjorn Olesen could have been forgiven for thinking his name was already on the Turkish Airlines Open trophy after this huge slice of good fortune in round three. Eduardo Escobar Diamondbacks Jersey . Olesen surged six shots clear of the field after his sensational second-round 62 in Antalya, but he looked likely to open the door for the chasing pack when he pulled his tee shot to the par-three second on Saturday. Live European Tour Golf November 6, 2016, 8:30am Live on Get Sky Sports Get a Sky Sports pass The young Dane was facing a tricky up-and-down from the left rough if his ball avoided the trees, but he was soon lining up a six-foot putt for birdie! Olesens ball took a kindly bounce off a tree branch which diverted it back towards the target, and it pitched softly on the putting surface before settling just beyond the pin.The 26-year-old rattled in the birdie putt and went on to make two further twos in his 68 which left him seven strokes ahead of the field heading into the final round.Watch the video to see Thorbjorn Olesen enjoy a lucky bounce off the trees early in his third round at the Turkish Airlines Open, and dont miss live coverage of the final day starting at 8:30am on Sky Sports 4 - your home of golf. Also See: Olesen seven clear Superb one-armed tee shot European Tour Schedule Golf live on Sky Sports 4 Matt Szczur Jersey . Patrice Bergeron and Daniel Paille scored 20 seconds apart a few minutes after Stamkos was taken off the ice on a stretcher with a broken right leg, and the Bruins beat the Lightning 3-0 on Monday afternoon. Jake Lamb Diamondbacks Jersey . Radwanska, making her debut in the Seoul tournament, hit eight aces in a match that lasted 1 hour, 4 minutes at Olympic Park tennis stadium. "It was definitely a very good match -- I was playing really good tennis," Radwanska said. http://www.diamondbackssale.com/diamondbacks-archie-bradley-jersey/ . The formidable trio of Canadian receivers -- individually known as Chris Getzlaf, Rob Bagg and Andy Fantuz -- will share the field at Mosaic Stadium one more time on Sunday. The NBA released its 2016-17 regular-season schedule?Thursday. As Washington Wizards fans peruse their teams schedule, here are the five games they should circle on their calendar:Oct. 27: Wizards at Atlanta HawksFollowing last years disappointing 41-41 season, the team and its fans hope the opener against the Hawks will be the beginning of an exciting season in Washington that leads the Wizards back to the playoffs. With Bradley Beal re-signing on a five-year, $128 million contract and 29-year-old free-agent center Ian Mahinmi joining the Wizards this offseason, the expectations for this years team will be playoffs or bust.?Nov. 11: Wizards vs. Cleveland CavaliersThe Wizards went 2-2 last year against the defending NBA champions, and the matchup between John Wall and Kyrie Irving will be one of the best point guard battles all season.?Nov. 30: Wizards aat Oklahoma City ThunderThis will be Brooks first trip to Oklahoma City since he was fired after the 2015 season. Wilmer Flores Jersey. Brooks led the team to the 2012 NBA Finals.?Dec. 19: Wizards at?Indiana PacersThis will be the first matchup for center Mahinmi since he signed a four-year, $64 million deal with the Wizards this past offseason. Mahinmi spent the last four years with the Pacers and averaged a career-high 9.3 points and 7.1 rebounds last season.?Feb. 28: Wizards vs. Golden State WarriorsIt will be Kevin Durants first visit to D.C. since he signed with the Golden State Warriors. It will also be Durants first game playing against Wizards coach Scott Brooks, who spent seven seasons coaching the superstar in Oklahoma City.? ' ' ' 
Charley Hull won the CME Tour Championship on Sunday. Cheap Shoes From China . While Ariya Jutanugarn nabbed the Rolex Player of the Year honor, and a nice $1 million bonus for winning the Race to the CME Globe on the final day of the 2016 LPGA season.And while both Hull and Jutanugarn are likely reveling in their accomplishments, every LPGA player is probably feeling like a winner on the first day of their (all too brief) offseason.So ... just what are some of the players doing?Im glad you asked.Christina Kim did what many of us would do with some free time -- watched an animal video online. Obviously.My offseason is off and running! I just spent ten minutes watching a video of a cat on catnip.- Christina Kim (@TheChristinaKim) November 21, 2016Brooke Pancake took advantage of her black card at the Waffle House -- the restaurant chain that she and her perfectly ironic name endorse.Its official yall! Im a black card holder!! Anyone in need of a true southern breakfast?? Waffle House has started gift cards just in time for the holidays! @wafflehouseofficial @wafflehouse #allstarspecial #ichoosewaffles #breakfastofchamps #itsonmeA photo posted by Brooke Pancake (@brookepancake) onNov 21, 2016 at 6:57am PSTLydia Ko took a moment to count all of her social media followers. As one does.BTW 50.2k followers?!!!! WOW... how did I get this lucky to have so many followers ?????? Thank you everyone for the loveeee & support ??- Lydia Ko (@LydiaKo) November 21, 2016But Hull couldnt even officially start her offseason without a television interview at the airport.Airport interviews all part of the job when u win big! @HullCharley @SkySportsNewsHQ #RaceToCMEGlobe pic.twitter.com/adzzAmEN5j- Vicky Cuming (@vickycuming) November 21, 2016And Sandra Gal -- and others from the LPGA -- just couldnt stay away from the golf course. Gal hosted a charity challenge in Bradenton, Florida.Today is the day of the Sandra Gal Charity Challenge! Im so excited how the event has come together and I cant wait for a beautiful day of golf and giving back! Thank you to all the amazing sponsors, volunteers and pros who are here to support us and @volunteersofamericala ?? Stay tuned today :)))A photo posted by @thesandragal onNov 21, 2016 at 8:15am PSTEnjoy your downtime, ladies! Youve earned it.See something entertaining on social media that you think deserves to be shared? Let me know on Twitter, @darcymaine_espn. China Shoes Cheap . The nimble-footed quarterback got his wish, dashing through the snow and a weary defence all the way into the NCAA record book. Fake China Shoes . I cant pinpoint a date, but I do remember a player from my youth. Brian Downing was with the Chicago White Sox at a time when I listened to every game I possibly could on the radio. That particular season the late great Harry Caray was calling the White Sox games. https://www.chinashoesshop.com/ . 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. MIAMI BEACH, Fla. -- Tony Stewart will carry each of his Stewart-Haas Racing employees with him for his final NASCAR race.Stewarts No. 14 Chevrolet will have a special paint scheme complete with each SHR employees signature with the words Always a Racer, Forever a Champion as well as pictures of his 18-year career on the hood. A three-time champion, Stewart is retiring after the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway.Stewarts team also will host about 75 SHR guests for the finale. Aside from that, he hopes to keep a low profile through the weekend.We didnt want all the ceremony and distraction this year, Stewart said. We just wanted to focus on the race car and run well and let the NASCAR fans see us race a final time.Stewart asked to skip the pomp and circumstance that accompanied Jeff Gordons retirement last year. Instead, he chose to focus on his team. The result was five top-five finishes, eight top-10s and a win in June. Stewart passed Denny Hamlin on the last lap at Sonoma Raceeway to claim his 49th career victory and earn a berth in the Chase for the championship. China Shoes Outlet. Stewart failed to advance past the round of 12, though.In retirement, Stewart plans to race dirt tracks, oversee his World of Outlaws team and Eldora Speedway next year. He also will keep up with his duties at SHR and help Clint Bowyer make the transition as his replacement.Youre going to see me driving a lot next year, but most of it will be on dirt, Stewart said. I kind of look at this as halftime of my career, and Ill still be around the NASCAR garage. Ill just have more time. If I see Richard Petty or anyone else in the garage, I can go over and talk to him now and not have to worry about getting to the car or trying to figure out how to make my car go faster. I can focus now on what I want to do and my job at SHR.---More AP auto racing: www.racing.ap.org ' ' ' 
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CINCINNATI -- The New York Mets certainly dont have the most desirable travel schedule. Air Force 1 Herre Tilbud .They beat the Washington Nationals 5-1 in a nationally televised game Sunday night, then flew to Cincinnati to face the Reds at 1:10 p.m. EDT on Monday at Great American Ball Park.Is that a big difference? Well, yeah, youre still talking about rest, manager Terry Collins said. Weve still got to get to the ballpark, weve got to be there at 11:30 (a.m.), just to get the blood flowing and get the guys out there, loosen them up and get them ready to play.Theyre not going to go board that plane tonight and go right to sleep. That isnt happening. So weve got to somehow make sure that theres a least a little period of time where theyre going to get some rest.Collins said Sunday night that he discussed resting some regulars on Monday but hadnt made any decisions.Monday will be a memorable day for Mets right fielder Jay Bruce, who will play in Great American Ball Park for the first time with his new team. He was traded Aug. 1 by the Reds, the club he played for during his first eight-plus seasons, to New York in exchange for infielder Dilson Herrera and minor league pitcher Max Wotell.Bruce, along with his wife Hannah, are to be honored during pregame ceremonies on Monday.The Mets have won 16 of the past 18 matchups with the Reds, including each of the past 11 games dating to a 2-1 loss on Sept. 16, 2014, at Great American Ball Park.The current 11-game losing streak is Cincinnatis longest ever against the Mets.At 27-15, the Mets have the highest winning percentage at Great American Ball Park of any team in the National League, including the Reds.New York swept the Reds in a three-game series April 25-27 at Citi Field.Right-hander Robert Stephenson, the Reds top-rated rated prospect according to Baseball America, will make his third major league start Monday. He is taking the rotation spot vacated by Homer Bailey, who is being skipped due to tightness in his right biceps.It has been a roller coaster year for Stephenson, who became the first Reds pitcher to win his first two career starts since Larry Luebbers in 1993. Wayne Simpson in 1970 was the last Reds pitcher to win his first 3 career starts.However, in the minor leagues, Stephenson struggled with his command while going 8-9 with a 4.41 ERA in 24 Triple-A starts. Delino DeShields, his manager at Louisville, said publicly that he wasnt making the adjustments as suggested by the coaching staff and should be embarrassed by his performance.I understood where he was coming from, Stephenson said of DeShields after being recalled on Friday. I was frustrated, too. He apologized. Id be stupid to not listen to coaching.Stephenson (2-0, 3.00 ERA) will be facing the Mets for the first time, and he said he will take solace in the fact that he will remain in the majors for the remainder of the season.Of the three times Ive been called up, this is definitely the most exciting, knowing that Im going to be here for an extended period of time, he said.Right-hander Bartolo Colon (12-7, 3.35 ERA) will start for the Mets. In his career, Colon is 4-1 with a 4.01 ERA against Cincinnati in six starts. He got a no-decision in his lone appearance against the Reds this year, giving up three runs in five innings on April 26 in New York.Cincinnati (57-78) took two of three from the wild-card contending St. Louis Cardinals over the weekend at Great American Ball Park. Meanwhile, the Mets (71-66) won two of three against the Nationals to climb within one game of St. Louis in the race for the second NL wild card.The Reds might be without a key contributor Monday, as center fielder Billy Hamilton left the Sunday game due to a strained left oblique muscle. Air Force 1 Udsalg . Belfort (24-10) needed just 77 seconds to down Henderson in the headlining bout of Saturdays "UFC Fight Night: Belfort vs. Henderson" event at Goiania Arena in Goiania, Brazil. The fight served as a rematch of the pairs 2006 meeting, which Henderson won by decision. Air Force 1 Tilbud . -- Stanford squashed Oregons national championship hopes again, schooling the Ducks in power football. http://www.danmarkairforce1.com/air-force-1-herre-outlet-danmark.html . PAUL, Minn. COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Brad Marchand made sure the loss of star center Patrice Bergeron to an injury this week wasnt as painful as it could have been for the Boston Bruins.Brad Marchand had two goals and three assists to match his career high with five points and the Bruins overcame a 2-0 first-period deficit to beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 6-3 on Thursday night in the opener for both teams.David Pastrnak had two goals and two assists, David Backes also scored twice and had an assist, and Tuukka Rask made 28 saves.I think the big thing about tonight we have to take away is the character we showed, Marchand said. Its a lot of fun when you come back from 2-0 deficit and win.Backes, shifting to the first-line center position to cover for Bergeron, scored both of his goals in a 3:36 span of in the second period to tie it at 3.Bergeron is day-to-day with a lower-body injury. He didnt make the trip to Columbus.Backes steal in the third period led to a breakaway and Marchands put-back goal , and Marchands shot by goalie Sergei Bobrovsky made it 5-3 with 4:20 left. Pastrnak tapped in an empty-net goal in the last minute to complete the scoring.I felt our team played well even in the first period, and it was just a matter of getting ourselves back in the game and cleaning up some of those little issues that we had, and we did that, Boston coach Claude Julien said. I think we showed some resiliency, I think we showed some character and it was nice to see some guys step up here and find a way to win a hockey game.Rask didnt allow another puck past him after Seth Jones goal from the slot 6:44 into the second period. Air Force 1 Danmark. Alexander Wennberg and Cam Atkinson also scored for Columbus.The Jackets scored with their first shot on goal 2:58 into the game by Wennberg . Atkinson made it 2-0 with a power-play goal with 2:52 left in the first period.We had a great start, and I think we just got uncomfortable, Blue Jackets captain Nick Foligno said. They picked up their level of play, and we just kind of started to play into their hands. We didnt elevate our game.Columbus is trying to avoid last seasons disastrous start in which it lost the first eight games. Coach Todd Richards lost his job after the first seven games, and John Tortorella was brought in but couldnt right the ship. After the first period Thursday, it looked as if last years Blue Jackets were back.Tentative, sloppy, you can use a lot of different words, Tortorella said. I dont have an answer for you. Obviously we have to find it.Game notesTwelve players of the 23 on the Blue Jackets roster are age 23 or younger. Rookie defenseman Zach Werenski is just 19. Hes playing on the No. 1 line with the 22-year-old Jones.UP NEXT:Bruins: Travel to Toronto to play the Maples Leafs Saturday night.Blue Jackets: Stay home for a Saturday night game against San Jose.---Follow Mitch Stacy at http://twitter.com/mitchstacyFor some of his other recent stories: http://bigstory.ap.org/content/mitch-stacy ' ' '
ARLINGTON, Texas -- The way the Texas Rangers are hitting, they can win even when their best starting pitcher struggles. Deion Sanders Jersey .Texas rallied from a four-run deficit on Friday night to beat the Oakland Athletics 7-6 on Jonathan Lucroys two-run single with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning.The Rangers reduced their magic number for clinching the AL West to six after Seattles 6-0 loss to Houston.Lucroy hit a ground ball inside third base to drive in pinch-runners Delino DeShields and Joey Gallo, who had stolen second base when Rougned Odor struck out. Carlos Beltrans one-out double began the winning rally.I had the big hit, Lucroy said. Look, I was 1 for 5 and I came up to hit with runners in scoring position. I was able to sneak one past the third baseman.Ryan Madson (5-6) had his seventh blown save in 37 chances. He faced five batters, all averaging .280 or better.As far as the depth of the lineup and the guys on the bench too, theyre as good as there is in the league, especially with the additions theyve made, Oakland manager Bob Melvin said.The in-season additions included Beltran and Lucroy.(Madson) strikes out Odor, whos a great hitter in big situations, Melvin said. There were runners on base, but once he got Odor, I thought we were going to win the game.Sam Dyson (2-2), the Rangers fourth pitcher, got the win.Oakland built a 6-2 lead against Cole Hamels on home runs by Khris Davis and Brett Eibner, who drove in four runs.Davis homer was his 38th of the season, his eighth in 14 games against Texas and his third against Hamels in only seven at-bats.Hamels allowed six earned runs in six innings. In his last four starts, hes 0-1 with a 10.50 ERA in 18 innings pitched.Hamels walked three batters. His 75 walks are the most in the American League this season. He has allowed more than three earned runs in three of his last four starts.The story of the night is not Cole Hamels, Rangers manager Jeff Banister said. The story of the night is that he needed our offense today, and they delivered.Texas came back with two runs in the sixth on Adrian Beltres double and a run-scoring single by Mitch Moreland. Carlos Gomez, another in-season acquisition, led off the seventh with a homer.It was the Rangers seventh walk-off win this season, and Lucroys fifth career game-ending hit. The Rangers lead the major leagues with a franchise-record eight wins when trailing after eight innings.TRAINERS ROOMRangers: RF Shin-Soo Choo, on the disabled list since Aug. 16 with a broken left forearm, will begin swinging a bat, but no date has been established for his return. ... RHP Tony Barnette (strained left oblique) is not expected to pitch until the final week of the season.ERASING A RUNTexas had a run taken off the scoreboard in the third inning. With the bases loaded and one out, Ian Desmond hit a slow grounder to shortstop Marcus Semien. Desmond reached first base as Mitch Moreland crossed home plate. However, Desmond was called out because Carlos Gomez slid wide of second base to hit second baseman Joey Wendle.BELTRAN PASSES GEHRIGCarlos Beltrans two doubles gave him 535 for his career, passing Lou Gehrig for 38th in major league history.UP NEXTAthletics: Rookie RHP Raul Alcantara (0-1, 7.27) will start the second game of the three-game series on Saturday.Rangers: RHP Yu Darvish (5-4, 3.28) is scheduled to pitch for Texas Saturday on seven days rest. Josh Tomlin Braves Jersey . With the first unit struggling of late and Amir Johnson - one of the teams iron men - hobbling on an injured right ankle, Patterson knew he could get the nod in a challenging matchup against one of the leagues up and coming players at his position. 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He also donated a jersey he wore during the 1996 NBA Finals to the museums collection.I am grateful for the opportunity to support this museum, Jordan said in a statement. I also am indebted to the historic contributions of community leaders and athletes such as Jesse Owens, whose talent, commitment and perseverance broke racial barriers and laid the groundwork for the successful careers of so many African Americans in athletics and beyond.Museum Director Lonnie Bunchh said the gift will aid the museums vision of exploring how black athletes changed sports and changed American society. Kevin Gausman Jersey. We are extremely grateful to Michael Jordan for his game-changing support, Bunch said in a statement. His gift will enable our visitors to explore how sports were used to break barriers as a way to gain full participation in American society.Last month Jordan spoke out on racial tensions in America in hopes of easing conflicts between blacks and law enforcement.The NBA great and Charlotte Hornets owner also announced he was giving $1 million to the Institute for Community-Police Relations and another $1 million to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. The aim is to help build trust after several shootings across the country. ' ' '
The president of Euro 2016 has ruled out playing matches behind closed doors if there are security threats to stadiums. Zach Parise Wild Jersey . A UEFA spokesman had previously said contingency plans were in place, including the possibility to have matches postponed, moved to other venues or played without spectators in case of an emergency situation.It comes after the co-ordinated terror attacks on Paris on November 13 last year, which included an assault on the Stade de France - the venue for the opening and final matches of Euro 2016 - during a friendly international between France and Germany. However, organisers have been meeting in Paris and there have been no new security issues following the attacks, with French sports minister Thierry Braillard re-iterating tournament president Jacques Lamberts stance. Spectators gather on the pitch of the Stade de France on the night of the terror attacks Asked if matches could be played behind closed doors, Braillard said: Jacques Lambert said today it is not a possibility.There will be two controls before access to the stadium and in the interior of the stadium the video prediction is more perfect to see all problems. President of Euro 2016 Jacques Lambert has dismissed claims that matches will be played behind closed doors to counter terrorism threats. UEFA events CEO Martin Kallen added: We have been working now for six years about it and we work very well together with the government which has a big part of the security responsibility.We are doing the private security and we are, in principle, pleased with the preparations we have today and we have no major issues open. France will open Euro 2016 against Romania at the Stade de France A UEFA spokesman had previously said: We are working on contingency plans even though we are not aware of any specific threat. And we work on multiple scenarios, including the possibility to have matches postponed, moved to other venues or played without spectators.These are only some of the scenarios we are working on because we take the security of all participants [players, fans, etc] very seriously, but we are confident that all security measures will be in place for a safe and festive Euro. Also See: Bierhoff backs duo to return French FA want Deschamps stay Euro 2016: The lowdown Euro 2016 safety plans in place Alex Stalock Wild Jersey . "Jeff is a hard worker who was an important special-teams contributor for us last season," said Stamps GM John Hufnagel. Jordan Greenway Wild Jersey . I cant pinpoint a date, but I do remember a player from my youth. Brian Downing was with the Chicago White Sox at a time when I listened to every game I possibly could on the radio. That particular season the late great Harry Caray was calling the White Sox games. http://www.authenticwildpro.com/Jared-spurgeon-wild-jersey/ . Ouellette, from Montreal, already has three Olympic gold medals since joining the team in 1999. Port Adelaide coach Ken Hinkley will look to the future after his sides AFL finals dreams were all but dashed by Greater Western Sydney.The Powers 19-point loss to GWS on Sunday leaves them three games shy of eight-placed North Melbourne with clashes against Sydney and Adelaide to come.Hinkley insists he hasnt ruled out an unlikely finals berth but says hell challenge his sides fringe players to prove they deserve senior opportunities.Well go in every week and give (ourselves) the best chance to perform well and hopefully keep looking at opportunities to see our list develop and see what players are capable of improving, he said.Im not giving games away. We want to make sure that you earn a game and weve done that with players this year.Anyone thats ready to have a go and put their hand up and shows that consistently. weeek-in, week-out. Mikko Koivu Wild Jersey. . I think thats the key.Among those considered will be small forward Jake Neade, young midfielder Karl Amon and defender Nathan Krakouer, who was suspended by Port Adelaide for five games over a nightclub incident at the start of the season.Ruckman Matthew Lobbe and wingman Matthew White will also be assessed after recovering from long-term injuries.Lamenting his sides inability to match it with the best teams in the competition over four quarters, Hinkley admitted there were no easy answers.You just keep working. You keep going at it, he said.You keep trying to develop your list to get them better. Thats what every club is doing. Thats what were doing every week. ' ' '
Realism is a small, lonely island in the roiling sea of 2016 sports discourse. Yeezy Boost 350 Damske . Yeah, but isnt what anyone wants to hear. Especially where the still-embryonic career of Dak Prescott is concerned.The Dallas Cowboys rookie quarterback has so far been poised and smart and nimble of both mind and body. Hes third in the league in Total QBR, fifth in yards per pass attempt. The Cowboys are 6-1 with him starting in place of an injured Tony Romo. They were 1-11 without Romo last year.But Prescott played a bad game Sunday. He just did. He looked like a rookie, ruffled by the Philadelphia Eagles attacking defensive front, making questionable decisions and poor throws when things started breaking down. He delivered a victory in overtime in spite of his 19-for-39 fire drill, and that says a lot about a young player. But he is, very obviously, a young player with work to do if hes to spin his hot start into sustained success.The quirky note that Prescott was the first rookie to lead a fourth-quarter comeback from a double-digit deficit since Nick Foles in 2012 is packed with warning. Eagles fans once saw Foles as the answer to their prayers. Hes now Alex Smiths backup in Kansas City. Not that theres anything wrong with that, but its not the fate Eagles fans imagined for him in 2012-13. And its surely not the fate Cowboys fans currently imagine for Prescott.This column is called What we learned and didnt learn, and I dont think we learned much about Prescott on Sunday night. On some level, everyone must have already known that (A) he has what it takes to win his team a close game and (B) hes a rookie who was not going to paint 16 flawless masterpieces. Even the most entrenched Team Dak loyalist must acknowledge that theres at least a chance itll make sense to give the job back to Romo at some point.But while none of that necessarily falls under the heading of What we learned, its nice sometimes to be reminded of how much we still have to learn. Here are some other Week 8 lessons:Cam Newton has a pointNo one weeps for (or with) Goliath, so when a player of Newtons physical stature talks about not feeling safe on the field, there is surely plenty of eye-rolling around the NFL and its fan base. But this isnt Newton pouting after a loss. (They won.) This is a real concern, articulated previously by teammates, coaches and relatives and now by the league MVP himself.Newton has been hit 212 times since the start of the 2015 season -- 27 more than any other quarterback. The Panthers are one of only two teams in that time whose opponents have not been penalized for roughing the passer. Thats an embarrassing statistical anomaly that can only be explained by a double standard. He runs more than other quarterbacks, sure. But hes not the only one running.Its indisputable that defensive players are targeting Newton. Its indisputable that theyre getting away with it. We learned Sunday that hed like both of those things to stop. But the first one wont until the second does.The Raiders season is Mario KartSeriously, Oakland is standing on the gas and doesnt care what it runs into on the way to the finish line. The Raiders committed 23 accepted penalties Sunday and still beat the Bucs because Derek Carr threw for three-tenths of a mile on 59 attempts, not one of which was intercepted. The defense had 12 men on the field twice on Tampa Bays game-tying drive in the fourth quarter, then just nine for the two-point conversion. Think about that. The Raiders literally dont care how many players they use on defense, so bent are they on getting back to watching Carrs weekly first-person shooter game.The Raiders are 5-0 on the road, 1-2 at home. Their six wins have come by a combined total of 25 points, only one by more than seven. They have outscored their opponents by 12 points for the season and, if the season ended right now, they would somehow be the No. 2 seed in the AFC. The Raiders make as much sense as David S. Pumpkins. You have no idea whats going on or whether its actually any good, but you cant stop watching.The divisions arent what we thought they wereBefore the season started, the NFC West and the AFC North looked like monsters. Seattle and Arizona were co-favorites in the NFC. Pittsburgh and Cincinnati expected a Baltimore resurgence. These were power divisions, on paper.But the games arent played on paper. Theyre played on iPad screens. And on Twitter, on Thursday nights. No team?in the NFC West has won since Oct. 17, and only the Seahawks in that division are over .500. The Steelers are a so-so 4-3 and are dealing with a banged-up?Ben Roethlisberger. The Bengals streak of five straight playoff appearances looks to be in jeopardy, and the Ravens have faded after a 3-0 start. Meanwhile, the entire NFC East is over .500 and the AFC West could put three teams in the playoffs. Long way to go, but the chances of Seattle, Arizona, Cincinnati and Pittsburgh all living up to their lofty preseason expectations are fading by the week.The Jaguars found a scapegoatLets see ... Your franchise quarterback has regressed to the point that he cant even give his receivers a chance to catch the ball, and your defense gave up 27 points in the first half to the Titans. Fire the offensive coordinator and replace him with the quarterbacks coach? Not feeling this one, Jags. Hey, it worked for Buffalo! someone may or may not have said in Jacksonville after Gus Bradley threw Greg Olson overboard Saturday. And sure enough, the Bills did win four straight after firing their offensive coordinator earlier this year. But even that has faded, and odds seem good that Olson wont be the last one out the door in Duval.Relax -- there is nothing wrong with a tieI can understand why coaches and players would be unsatisfied with a tie. And I get why, as a fan, youd be upset that your team failed to win. But what I dont get is this idea that a tie is some sort of abomination that should be stamped out with yet another unnecessary change to the NFLs overtime rules. Washington and Cincinnati tied. So what? It was an excellent game between two teams that have a lot of really good players and were operating out of at least some sense of desperation. We complain about blowouts, but a tie is literally the closest possible game, and yet something is wrong with this as an outcome? Are we that obsessed with winning and losing?In spite of the fact that one has happened each of the past two weeks, ties are rare enough in the NFL that we can view them as a cute aberration rather than a flaw in the system. They add a different flavor come playoff-scenario time. And given what we know about the toll the game takes on players bodies, 15 extra minutes is surely more than enough time to ask these guys to play. Let there be ties. No harm done here.Short passes are the new blackFour receivers had at least 10 catches in Week 8. Three of them -- Green Bays Davante Adams, Philadelphias Jordan Matthews and Arizonas Larry Fitzgerald?-- failed to reach 75 receiving yards. Yes, those three dudes averaged a combined 6.45 yards per pass. Pretty electrifying, right? Its the second week in a row the league has seen three players with 10 catches and fewer than 75 yards.?Don Coryell is rolling over in his grave, but in a league with only about four good offensive lines, its tough to run the ball and its tough to get enough time to throw downfield. Short passing games arent going away anytime soon. Dámské Boty Adidas Levně . Louis Cardinals. Victorino is batting sixth and playing right field after missing two games because of back tightness. Yeezy Boost 350 Fake Cz . -- Washington Redskins tight end Fred Davis was charged Thursday with driving while intoxicated, a day after he was suspended for an NFL substance-abuse policy violation. http://www.botyyeezylevne.cz/ . Despite the cost, effort and an improved steroid test, its possible that very few -- if any -- positives will be detected, Dr. Richard Budgett told The Associated Press in an interview. "We just dont know what the results from Torino will be," Budgett said. AKRON, Ohio -- A rare piece of Cleveland Cavalier history -- a LeBron James autographed rookie card -- was put up for auction and could fetch up to $200,000.Just eight bidders had vied for whats being billed as the worlds rarest and most valuable James basketball trading card as of Friday, the Akron Beacon Journal reported (http://bit.ly/2dh0XRS). But the leading bid was expected to grow from its figure that day of $85,000 before the auction closed Saturday.The one-of-a-kind card from Upper Decks 2003/04 Ultimate Collection series features a picture of the Cleveland Cavalier taking a shot, along with a swath of the NBA logo from his game uniform. It was randomly placed into a pack of cards moree than a decade ago. Yeezy Boty Fake. The card is graded as a MINT 9 but Professional Sports Authenticator group and the card reflects an untouched, impeccable appearance.Officials at New Jersey-based Goldin Auctions havent disclosed the identity of the seller, but they said the card would be sold, as the minimum $50,000 bid had been met.While sought after, James hasnt reached the collectors status of Mr. Basketball George Mikan. A mint condition version of Mikans 1948 card fetched more than $400,000 last year.---Information from: Akron Beacon Journal, http://www.ohio.com ' ' '
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It didnt take him long to catch on. Bartel recorded a 42.8-yard average with the Ticats last year and was named to the CFL East Division all-star team. Not bad for a rookie punter who developed his kicking prowess by playing footy -- or Australian rules football -- in his native land Down Under. "At the start of last year I was very nervous the first four to five games," Bartel said in a recent interview. "I was very nervous that I (might get) cut. So this year Im going to go in with a lot more confidence and (will) be a lot more aggressive as well." Bartel reached the semi-pro level in Australia and got his Canadian football break thanks to a former coach who had a contact with the Ticats. Bartel spent over a year working on his punting style and the team gave him a look at training camp last year. He made the squad and was impressive in game action. Bartel played in all 18 regular-season games and finished third in the CFL in punting. The six-foot-three, 200-pounder has the power to generate distance and hang time but hes also quite accurate. When punting from midfield, hell often use an end-over-end style Australian rules drop kick to pin the opposing team deep in its own end. "Weve grown up since we were kids kicking that," Bartel said. "Its almost like walking for the Australian rules boys. Its good fun, its easy to control, the risk for me is minimal. Id like to use it a lot more." Head coach Kent Austin likes Bartels consistency. "Hes an excellent punter," he said. "Hes very, very sound fundamentally and he has great height on his punts. Hes a two-step punter so its very, very difficult to block his punts. Chris Pontius USA Jersey. He also has the ability to directional punt extremely well. "So hes kind of the full package." Bartel, an amiable 27-year-old, has more of a feel for the Canadian game now that he has a full season under his belt. Hes certainly more comfortable on the gridiron than this time last year. "I remember my first week in training camp, the first training camp Id ever been to. Probably didnt speak a word for the first week, I dont think," he said. "I was that nervous. I wouldnt say overwhelmed but just nervous pretty much. It was something different. My first exhibition game at Ivor Wynne (Stadium), my first four kicks I cant even remember them. "I just caught it and tried to kick it as fast as I could before I got hit. I was very nervous that game. Im just glad I got through it." Steeltown is quite different from his hometown in Australia. Bartel previously lived on his familys dairy farm in a small town about a four-hour drive from Melbourne. "I like the country life, Im a country boy at heart," he said. "Its always good to get home in the off-season and catch up with family." Playing pro football in the CFL was not the career path he expected to take. "Five or 10 years ago I didnt have a clue what I was going to do," he said. "Im pretty glad I chose this path because its the best job Ive ever had. You get paid nicely to travel around Canada and play this pretty cool sport. I love it actually." And if he werent playing football? "I dont have a clue, I dont actually want to think about that actually," Bartel said with a laugh. "I was selling tires in town. ... I dont really want to go back there so hopefully this goes well." ' ' ' 
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia -- The Ethiopian marathon runner who made an anti-government gesture at the Rio Games while approaching the finish line will not face prosecution upon his return home and will have a heroic welcome, a government spokesman said Monday. Evgenii Dadonov Jersey . But it was not clear whether the runner would go back.Feyisa Lilesa told reporters on Sunday that he may be killed or imprisoned if he ever returns to the East African country. He called protesting inside Ethiopia very dangerous.The silver medalist crossed his wrists in an attempt to draw global attention to recent deadly protests in his home region, Oromia. He told reporters that Ethiopias government is killing his people.Oromo is my tribe, he said. My relatives are in prison, and if they talk about democratic rights they are killed.The crossed-wrists gesture has been widely used by anti-government protesters in recent nationwide demonstrations as a sign of peaceful resistance, and before that by the Muslim community when it revolted against the government. It is meant to symbolize being handcuffed by security forces.Lilesa will not face any problems for his political stance, the government spokesman, Getachew Reda, told the state-affiliated Fana Broadcasting Corporate. After all, this is an athlete who secured a silver medal for his country.Lilesa told reporters that he would discuss what to do next with family and friends.Ethiopias state broadcaster, EBC, did not re-broadcast images of Lilesas gesture. Some people who were watching live and cheering for Lilesa quickly hushed when they saw his gesture.The Oromo are Ethiopias largest ethnic group with about 40 million people. Their region has seen massive anti-government protests since November 2015 that activists say have left more than 400 dead.The protests were ignited by the governments decision to annex some Oromia land into the capital, Addis Ababa. The plan has been abandoned, but demonstrations calling for wider freedoms have continued.Ethiopias government, a close security ally of the West, is often accused of silencing dissent, even blocking internet access at times. Earlier this month, video obtained by The Associated Press showed Ethiopian security forces beating, kicking and dragging several protesters during a rare demonstration in the capital. Custom Florida Panthers Jerseys . Kyle Denbrook, a soccer player from Saint Marys University, took the CIS male athlete of the week honour. Stanley, a fourth-year business administration student from Charlottetown, scored both goals in a 2-0 win over Dalhousie on Friday and tallied again in a 1-0 win over Saint Marys on Sunday. Mike Hoffman Panthers Jersey . Despite the cost, effort and an improved steroid test, its possible that very few -- if any -- positives will be detected, Dr. Richard Budgett told The Associated Press in an interview. "We just dont know what the results from Torino will be," Budgett said. http://www.hockeypanthersofficialonline.com/jonathan-huberdeau-hockey-jersey/ . Their experience showed Tuesday as the No. 10 Badgers blunted a Saint Louis surge to win 63-57 and advance to face West Virginia in Wednesdays finals of the Cancun Challenge.CHICAGO -- The Chicago White Sox placed Jake Peavy on the 15-day disabled list Thursday with a fracture of the left fourth anterior rib. The move was retroactive to Wednesday and the right-hander will miss at least the next four to six weeks. The 32-year-old Peavy left Tuesday nights start against Seattle after 2 1-3 innings, giving up six earned runs. Peavy felt something wrong in his ribs when he was playing catcch a day before his start. Evgenii Dadonov Panthers Jersey. Still, he thought he could pitch through the discomfort. The White Sox recalled right-hander Deunte Heath from Triple-A Charlotte and also purchased the contract of righty Ramon Tronsco. Chicago sent down right-hander Brian Omogrosso to Charlotte. Heath pitched 5 2-3 innings earlier this season in four relief appearances earlier this season with the White Sox. ' ' ' 
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TORONTO -- Henrik Lundqvist is so good-looking, he makes me sick. Donte Jackson Jersey . In the flesh, he looks as though hes been custom-made to make the rest of us feel bad about ourselves.He must stare at mortals the way the rest of us look into funhouse mirrors, amused and repulsed at the same time. His eyes are as bright and electric as lightning. His nose has facets like a diamond. His teeth set some new standard for whiteness, and his chin is sharp enough to be used as a surgical instrument. I cant even begin to describe his hair without wanting to punch a wall. A man with hair such as his doesnt deserve anything more out of life. His hair alone should be blessing enough.Except Lundqvist also gets to be one of hockeys greatest goalies and Swedish. His nickname is King. He has a picture-perfect family and a seven-year, $59.5 million contract. He has fabulous taste in clothes and a body like a mannequin. For a hobby, he decided to learn to play guitar. Now hes good at playing the guitar, because of course he is. I go through the first six stages of grief just thinking about Lundqvist and his gifts. I never reach the mythical seventh stage, acceptance. I just go back to disbelief and start the vicious cycle again.How crippling is my envy? Before their goalie was sidelined from the World Cup opener with an illness, I decided to talk to Lundqvists teammates and ask them to betray his most private flaws. Who better to reveal his weaknesses and insecurities? I didnt need a tragic, secret curse. Im not a psycho. I just needed some glimmer of hope that Lundqvist isnt as perfect as he seems. Id take a slightly irregular digestive system.He has it all, to be honest, Daniel Sedin said.Thats not helpful, Daniel.I know, but thats all I can say. The one thing that impresses me most about him -- Daniel, I dont need to hear this. -- is his winning mentality. He wants to win at everything he does. Thats his real strength.Great. I thought it was his hair.Someone told me to talk to Anton Stralman. He knows Lundqvist as well as anybody, and he wouldnt be afraid to chirp him. No word of a lie, this is exactly how that conversation went:What? You want to know what he sucks at? Stralman said. Thats a good question. Hes pretty intimidating.Stralman then looked at the ceiling for a full minute. Im thinking hard here, he said. Hes very superstitious. Is that a weakness? I guess most players are. Theres nothing unique there.Stralman thought for two more minutes. He actually drummed his fingers on a table. I mean, there must be something, he said. I just cant find it right now.He asked if I could give him a few more minutes to think about it.In the meantime, I thought one of Lundqvists frustrated backups would be only too happy to vent. Imagine being Swedens second-best goalie, and Lundqvist is the one guy in line ahead of you? I asked Jacob Markstrom whether hed seen Lundqvist be inept at anything.Not that I can think of, Markstrom said. Just look at him. I cant think of anything bad about him. Just watching him makes me play better.Before I vomited in the garbage can beside him, Markstrom said Carl Hagelin might be able to help.He can be in his own world at times, Hagelin said. If youre having a discussion, he can kind of float away and not really know whats going on.OK! Henrik Lundqvist occasionally gets lost in thought. It wasnt much, but it was something.Unfortunately, Hagelin continued. I dont know if thats a bad thing, he said. Sometimes thats a good thing.Like Stralman talking about superstition, Hagelin couldnt quite make himself believe that hed uncovered a flaw in his shimmering teammate. Lundqvist seems so invincible that when people think theyve found a weakness in him, they convince themselves that it must in fact be a strength.Hagelin thought some more. Hes awful at golf, he said. His swing is really bad. He doesnt bring the club all the way back. He looks like hes 75 years old when he swings.Does that bother him?No, Hagelin said. I dont think he cares.I went back to Stralman. You find anything? he asked hopefully, as though he needed this as badly I did.Golf, I said. I guess he isnt awesome at golf.Heres the thing, Stralman said. Thats what I was thinking about, but in Washington, we were out playing. It was me,?Loui [Eriksson] and him. And he won. I was going to say golf, but Im even worse.We all are, Anton. Were all worse at everything.Finally, dejectedly, I approached the King himself. I could barely stand to look at him. I felt like the before picture in some ridiculous diet or plastic surgery ad; he was the impossible after.Henrik, I said, and I surprised myself by how much pleading was in my voice. Are you bad at anything?He smiled, and I could see my anxious face reflected in every one of his shining teeth.There are a lot of things, he said. We dont have that much time to talk about them all.There is Lundqvists weakness. He is a terrible liar. I told him so.No, theres a lot, he said. But you try to focus on the positive things when youre an athlete, especially as a goalie. You dont like to talk about your flaws. Its better to focus on the good things.Focus on the good things.He smiled again. He really does have incredible teeth. Donte Jackson Youth Jersey . -- Matt Rupert scored once in regulation and again in the shootout as the London Knights extended their win streak to nine games by defeating the Owen Sound Attack 4-3 on Friday in Ontario Hockey League action. Donte Jackson Panthers Jersey . -- The Bishops Gaiters are showing they belong among the countrys top varsity football teams. http://www.thepanthersofficialstore.com/authentic-dj-moore-panthers-jersey/ .35 million, one-year contract that avoided salary arbitration. Plouffe batted .254 with 14 home runs and 52 RBIs in 477 at-bats last season, his second as a regular in the lineup. Great Britain have won mens team pursuit gold -- giving Sir Bradley Wiggins a fifth Olympic gold and a British record eighth medal in all.Britains Ed Clancy, Steven Burke, Owain Doull and Wiggins clocked a world record three minutes 50.265 seconds in the final of the four-man, four-kilometre event, surpassing their earlier record-breaking time of three minutes 50.570 in the first round.Australia advanced to the final while keeping Jack Bobridge in reserve, having so far not shown their full hand. And the perennial rivals -- Australia won Marchs world title ahead of Britain -- slugged it out for gold.Britain were trailing until 500m to go, when a huge roar erupted from the numerous Britons in the crowd. It was Britains third straight Olympic title in the event, which Wiggins and Clancy also won at the 2008 Games in BeijingAustralias Alex Edmondson, Michael Hepburn, Sam Welsford and Bobridge clocked three minutess 51. Christian McCaffrey Jersey. 008 seconds. Bronze went to Denmark ahead of New Zealand.Britain beat their own world record - of three minutes 51.659 set in winning gold at London 2012 -- in the first round, effectively a semifinal, which took place 80 minutes prior to the final.There were reports that Britain and Australia had clocked unofficial world records in training in the last 18 months and it appeared Australia had been bluffing in the first two rounds.Australia set off faster and kept Britain at bay, but lost a rider before the 3km mark. Burke peeled off with under two laps to go, once Britain were ahead, and Wiggins took to the front.So powerful was his surge that Wiggins distanced Doull. 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