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Each week, Ill write about the sport I love: college basketball:Congratulations to Kansas coach Bill Self, who became the winningest head coach inside Allen Fieldhouse as Kansas basketball opened its home schedule with a 86-65 win over Siena. Wholesale Chiefs Jerseys China . Self improved his record in Allen Fieldhouse to 207-6 (.972) after passing Ted Owens on the list.The basketball court dimensions have not changed for many years. Players have become faster, bigger and stronger. There are a lot of big bodies on the court, and it is time to change the college basketball rules. I believe we need to have six fouls for disqualification instead of five. There are so many games where players pick up two fouls in the first half and have to sit down. I think the quality of play would be even better if these kids got the chance to stay in.Life is easy when you make good decisions. It is a nightmare when you make bad decisions. Ask Austin Nichols, who was dismissed by Virginia after transferring from Memphis.Dayton suffered a blow when Josh Cunningham was hurt late in the win over Alabama. Cunninghams slam on a fast break with five seconds to play was the last basket. He was fouled but left the game in the arms of two trainers. He landed awkwardly after the dunk. He will be out three months. That definitely hurts the team.Everybody in the SEC is playing for second place. Kentucky is that good!The Gavitt Games, pitting the Big East against the Big Ten, provided some excitement. Games like Villanova over Purdue, Creighton over Wisconsin, Seton Hall over Iowa and Maryland over Georgetown were good early contests for the sport. The conferences finished tied as Minnesota beat St. Johns to even the score. Authentic Derrick Nnadi Jersey . -- Hunter Smith scored the winner with just 12 seconds remaining in the third period as the Oshawa Generals edged the host Sarnia Sting 5-4 on Friday in Ontario Hockey League action. Kansas City Chiefs Jerseys China . The 29-year-old Baines has established himself as one of the top attacking full backs in the country and was the subject of two bids from United during the last off-season. Everton manager Roberto Martinez says that keeping Baines at the club is a "massive boost and exciting for the future" because he brings "maturity and football knowledge in a very specialized position on the pitch" and an "infectious and positive influence to the rest of the squad. . Pettersen, winner of last years Evian Championships, had nine birdies and three bogeys, holding off a series of challengers led by Marion Ricordeau of France. The second-ranked Norwegian made her season debut after missing the LPGA Tours opening event last month in the Bahamas because of a shoulder injury. DALLAS -- Connor McDavid got his first career hat trick, helping the Edmonton Oilers beat the Dallas Stars 5-2 on Saturday night to end a five-game skid.McDavid, the first overall pick in the 2015 draft, ended a 10-game stretch without a goal.Tyler Pitlick got his sixth goal of the season for Edmonton, and Oscar Klebom also scored. Cam Talbot made 31 saves.The Oilers led 4-0 early in the second period when Dallas coach Lindy Ruff swapped starting goalie Kari Lehtonen for Antti Niemi.Patrick Eaves and Jamie Benn scored for Dallas during a 4-minute power play late in the second. Eaves scored in his fifth straight game, the longest streak of his 12-year career.SABRES 2, PENGUINS 1, SOBUFFALO, N.Y. -- Cal OReilly scored the lone goal in a shootout, helping Buffalo snap a six-game losing streak.William Carrier scored his first NHL goal and Sabres goalie Anders Nilsson stopped 46 shots through overtime plus all three shootout attempts he faced.Buffalo snapped an 0-4-2 skid and ended a nine-game slide against the Penguins. The Sabres had gone 0-8-1 versus Pittsburgh since a 4-2 road win on April 23, 2013.Sidney Crosby scored for Pittsburgh, which has alternated losses and wins over its past five games since a 9-2-2 start.OReillys shootout goal came after he was called up from Buffalos AHL affiliate in Rochester earlier in the day.CANADIENS 2, MAPLE LEAFS 1MONTREAL -- Carey Price made 31 saves and Montreal ended a three-game skid with a victory over Toronto.Paul Byron and Alex Galchenyuk scored for the Canadiens, who have won 12 straight against their oldest rival dating to Jan. 18, 2014.William Nylander scored for the Maple Leafs, who were coming off a pair of home wins in which they totaled 12 goals.Montreal fired 29 shots at Frederik Andersen.Byron was on the doorstep to jam the rebound of Shea Webers shot past Andersen at 15:45 of the first period. It was the diminutive wingers seventh goal this season, only four shy of his career high.BRUINS 4, JETS 1BOSTON -- Tuukka Rask was rarely tested in his latest win, and Patrice Bergerons power-play score capped a three-goal second period that carried Boston over Winnipeg.Rask needed only 11 saves to raise his record to 11-2, but lost a bid for his fourth shutout with 2:40 to play. He was the NHLs First Star last week, going 4-0-0 with a 0.75 goals-against average.Brad Marchand, Matt Beleskey and Tim Schaller also scored for the Bruins, who won for the eighth time in 11 games.Adam Lowry scored for Winnipeg and Michael Hutchinson made 34 saves.BLUES 3, PREDATORS 1ST. LOUIS -- Kyle Brodziak and Vladimir Tarasenko scored in the third period, lifting the St. Louis Blues over the Nashville Predators 3-1 on Saturday night.David Perron also scored and Jake Allen made 30 saves, helping the Blues finish 3-0 on their homestand. St. Louis is 8-1-2 at home this season.Mike Ribeiro scored and Pekka Rinne made 31 saves for Nashville, which finished a three-game trip 1-2.The Blues snapped a two-game losing streak vs. Nashville but have domminated the Predators at Scottrade Center, winning five straight. Authentic Armani Watts Jersey. Overall, the Blues have won six of eight against the Predators.LIGHTNING 3, FLYERS 0PHILADELPHIA -- Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 32 shots in his second consecutive shutout, leading Tampa Bay over Philadelphia.Tyler Johnson, Ondrej Palat and Jonathan Drouin scored for the Lightning, who extended their winning streak to four games and improved to 12-6-1.The Flyers (8-8-3) lost in regulation for the first time since Nov. 11, ending a 2-0-1 streak. They went 0 for 5 on the power play.In his previous appearance, Vasilevskiy made 24 saves for a 4-0 win over the New York Islanders. The Lightning havent lost since, outscoring opponents 15-4 on a road trip that ends Monday night in Nashville.COYOTES 3, SHARKS 2, OTGLENDALE, Ariz. -- Martin Hanzal redirected Alex Goligoskis shot into the net at 1:16 of overtime, giving Arizona a win San Jose.Mike Smith stopped 43 shots for Arizona, 18 in the third period. Tobias Rieder and Max Domi scored for the Coyotes, who ended a four-game losing streak and played into overtime for the third straight game.San Jose lost its third straight despite finishing with a season-high 45 shots on goal.The Sharks cut the Coyotes lead to 2-1 just 41 seconds into the third period with Joe Pavelskis sixth goal of the season, a long, rising shot that was too fast for Smith to deflect. Tommy Wingels then scored off a deflected shot from teammate Matt Nieto at 10:28.KINGS 4, DEVILS 2LOS ANGELES -- Jeff Carter scored his team-high seventh goal of the season and Peter Budaj made 21 saves to help Los Angeles beat New Jersey.Tanner Pearson, Alec Martinez and Jake Muzzin, into an empty net, also scored for the Kings.John Moore and Nick Lappin had the goals for New Jersey. After winning five straight, the Devils have lost their past two.Kings center Anze Kopitar missed his fourth straight game with an upper-body injury.PANTHERS 4, SENATORS 1OTTAWA, Ontario -- Roberto Luongo made 39 saves, Jaromir Jagr had a goal and two assists and Florida beat Ottawa.Jussi Jokinen, Jonathan Marchessault and Derek MacKenzie also scored for the Panthers.Jean-Gabriel Pageau scored and Craig Anderson made 19 saves for the Senators.AVALANCHE 3, WILD 2ST. 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Thanks to third-ranked Louisvilles 63-20 demolition of Florida State on Saturday, many college football followers already have the Cardinals Oct. Brandon Crawford Jersey . 1 date at No. 5 Clemson circled as a potential elimination game for one of the four College Football Playoff spots.However, Dabo Swinneys Tigers still have one big obstacle before entering that contest undefeated.Georgia Tech.Dont laugh. Sure, the Yellow Jackets (3-0) are just midway down in the Others Receiving Votes section of this weeks Associated Press Top 25 poll despite an impressive 38-7 victory over Vanderbilt on Saturday. And Clemson (3-0), the national runner-up to Alabama a year ago, opened as a 11-point favorite for the nationally televised Thursday night contest.But Bobby Dodd Stadium has not been too kind recently for the Tigers, who havent defeated Georgia Tech in Atlanta since 2003, or star quarterback Deshaun Watson, who sustained a knee injury playing there his freshman season.Weve got a tough task ahead with an undefeated Georgia Tech team in Atlanta, Swinney said. But were looking forward to it.Clemson is 3-0 for the third time in four years, while Georgia Tech already matched its win total from a year ago when it finished 3-9, but both teams are relatively unknown quantities.The Tigers were unimpressive in victories against unranked Auburn (19-13) and Troy (30-24) to open the season, then learned precious little about themselves in a 59-0 demolition of South Carolina State last week.Georgia Tech carved its 3-0 start out of victories against unheralded Boston College, Mercer and Vanderbilt.Watson is looking forward to taking his team to Tech again, despite rekindling the memory of the 2014 injury. He partially tore his anterior cruciate ligament early in the game, though he wasnt even hit on the play.The Tigers went on to lose 28-6, their most recent regular-season defeat.It was just one of those weird things that kind of happen, Watson said. I have flashbacks about that play. Of course, its going to pop up in my mind, but it wont be anything too serious.To a man, Clemsons players say they are not looking past Georgia Tech and toward the potential showdown with Louisville -- an approach that should be expected given the Tigers five consecutive defeats at the hands of the Yellow Jackets in Atlanta.Yet the Tigers are dont lack confidence.If we do our job and play Clemson ball, everything should take care of itself, Watson said.The contest will serve as a measuring stick for the Yellow Jackets. Through three games, the Georgia Tech offense has started to look more like its old self. The option has been effective and the drives have been long and sustained. But the question remains: How good are the Yellow Jackets really?That will be answered this week. If Georgia Tech can move the ball effectively against the Tigers, it could have something special.Weve gotten better each game, Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson said. Well have to get way better because this is the best team weve played by a mile.Georgia Tech is averaging 397.7 yards per game, 257.3 of that on the ground. But the Clemson defense ranks eighth in the nation in total defense (250 yards per game) and gives up just 92 yards rushing.Johnson said his teams offense is better than it showed in 2015 but hasnt yet approached the high standards set in 2014. He added, I think we have the potential to get where we were in 14.That is possible if quarterback Justin Thomas continues to play as he did in the win over the Commodores. Thomas threw for 136 yards and one touchdown and rushed 11 times for 84 yards.We still have some issues, but from Game One to this point, were night-and-day a lot better, Thomas said. People are communicating more, coming off the ball better and as a whole were starting to click. Got to keep getting better each week and not have any setbacks.Thomas has been around long enough to know that Clemson will provide a reality check. This will be his third start against the Tigers -- he led Tech to the victory in 2014, but got pummeled 43-24 last year at Death Valley, rushing 14 times for 3 yards. He also threw for 159 yards and two touchdowns but was intercepted once and sacked twice. That was Georgia Techs low point for the season.Its going to be a huge week, Thomas said. Weve got to dial it in. Deion Sanders Jersey . Cote was eligible to become a free agent Feb. 15. 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Watford and Bournemouth settled for a point apiece in an exciting 2-2 draw Saturday at Vicarage Road. Chase Utley Jersey .Home-standing Watford came into the clash looking for a bounce-back performance following last weeks subpar 2-0 loss to Burnley, while Bournemouth was on the hunt for a second consecutive Premier League win after last weeks impressive 1-0 result over Everton.Watford had the better of the play early, but it was Bournemouth that seized control against the run of play in the 31st minute as Calum Wilson got on the end of a deflected near-post cross and nodded it past a stunned Heurelho Gomes to give the visitors the advantage.Watford authored a decent response to going down, but went into the break behind before Troy Deeney equalized with an exceptional strike five minutes into the second half.Things continued to pick up as Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe, who has seemingly done well to drown out the noise surrounding his prospects of taking over the England job, sent Josh King into the fray in the 62nd minute. The move paid immediate dividends when King unleashed a curling strike into the top corner past Gomes to put the Cherries back in front.Not to be outdone, Watford manager Walter Mazzarri had sent Isaac Success onto the pitch in the 56th minute, and it was Success who pulled back the equalizer for Watford 25 minutes from time with a brilliant header past goalkeeper Artur Boruc from a free kick.With all to play for and 25 minutes to go, both clubs went for the win, pushing numbers forward on the hunt for all three points, but neither side could find a late winner.The result sees Watford up to 11th place with eight points from seven matches, while Bournemouth is now unbeaten in two straight Premier League matches and three of their last four to improve to eight points on the young campaign. Cheap Phillies Jerseys . -- Nathan Pancel scored twice as the Sudbury Wolves defeated the North Bay Battalion 4-2 on Saturday in Ontario Hockey League action. Pete Rose Jersey . -- Matt Kuchar and Harris English ran away with the Franklin Templeton Shootout, shooting a 14-under 58 on Sunday in the final-round scramble to break the tournament course record. . Parker had 26 points and eight assists and San Antonio beat Toronto 112-99 Monday night. "We won that game because of Tony Parkers aggressiveness," Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. "His juice; his aggression all night long. Melbourne Victory assistant Jean-Paul De Marigny has been issued a one-match suspension for allegedly abusing a match official during Saturday nights Melbourne derby.De Marigny was sent to the stands in the 79th minute of Victorys 2-1 win over Melbourne City by referee Jarred Gillett, moments after Besart Berisha scored the winning goal.Its not known what De Marigny is alleged to have said or who it was directed to.The A-Leagues independent match review panel has issued him a one-game ban for use of offensive, insulting or abusive language and/or ggestures towards a match official, meaning he will be forced to watch next Wednesday nights home clash against the Central Coast Mariners from the AAMI Park grandstand if he accepts the penalty. Rhys Hoskins Jersey. It is the third time this season an A-League coach has come under fire for their dealings with referees, with Perth Glory coach Kenny Lowe and Adelaide United boss Guillermo Amor previously copping similar suspensions. Jerseys Wholesale Wholesale Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Hoodies Cheap Jerseys ThrowbackCheap Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys From China ' ' '
BATON ROUGE, La. Gary Carter Jersey . -- LSU coach Ed Orgeron says running back Leonard Fournette has asked to practice this week in preparation for the 25th-ranked Tigers game against No. 23 Ole Miss on Saturday night.Orgeron is not committing to playing Fournette against the Rebels, wanting to see how practice goes as the junior running back tries to return from a nagging left ankle injury he aggravated at Auburn on Sept. 24.Orgeron says the injury took a toll physically and mentally on Fournette, who wanted to be out there helping the team with this new start, after LSU fired coach Les Miles and installed Orgeron as interim coach.LSU has won both of its games in the three weeks Fournette has sat out.Fournette has 386 yards and two touchdowns rushing in three games this season.---Online:APs college football site: Mookie Wilson Jersey . Its an influence in football and a big part of the game. Wholesale Mets Jerseys . Durant finished with 24 points and 13 rebounds, Jackson matched his career high with 23 points on 10-of-14 shooting and Lamb scored 12 points on 5-of-7 shooting, lifting the Thunder to a 94-88 win over San Antonio and snapping the Spurs 11-game winning streak. . Now tied for second in the league in shootout goals, the 24-year-old likes to see what the opposing goaltender has in store before he ultimately lands on a move. SAN ANTONIO -- Shawn Johnson was 8 of 11 from the floor for 21 points and had five steals to help lead Incarnate Word to a dominating 91-61 win over Division III Howard Payne on Monday night.Incarnate Word (2-1), which opened the season losing to Texas 78-73, has won two straight.Tyler Singleton made 7 of 11 field goal attempts for 19 points and Jalin Hart hit 6 of 7 for 16 points as the Cardinals were 31 of 55 (56.4%) from the floor. They shot 52 percent (12-23) from beyond tthe arc while limiting Howard Payne to 21-of-61 shooting from the floor. Zack Wheeler Jersey. Devin Wyatt had six blocked shots for UIW, one short of the school record.The Cardinals led 41-28 at halftime and pushed that to 70-44 midway through the second half.Rickey Guillory led Howard Payne with 14 points, Shadd Cole added 13 and J Bailey grabbed 10 rebounds. Jerseys Wholesale Wholesale Jerseys From China Cheap NFL HoodiesCheap Jerseys Throwback Cheap Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys From China ' ' '
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The 52-run partnership for the ninth wicket, during which Bedi faced only 23 balls, helped India to 190.Viswanath was undefeated on 97 and went back laughing. Roberts, who took 7 for 64, went back brooding. Erapalli Prasanna and Bedi then restricted West Indies first-innings lead to only two runs. Viswanath was among the runs in Indias second innings as well, his 93-run stand for the sixth wicket with Anshuman Gaekwad set West Indies a target of 255. Bhagwath Chandrasekhar burst through the defences of Gordon Greenidge with a fast legbreak. Farokh Engineer pouched Viv Richards brilliantly. Lloyd leapt out against Prasanna and was duly stumped. Alvin Kallicharan resisted with a fifty, but India won an hour into lunch to level the series after being 2-0 down.By Nagraj GollapudiBefore Kolkata 2001, there was Melbourne 1981India vs. Australia, Melbourne, 1981Before Kolkata 2001, there was Melbourne 1981. India bowled out for 237, three frontline bowlers injured, and in store, endless suffering in one of the most unforgiving settings in Test cricket: Australia on top at MCG. Australia went on to take an 182-run lead, which should have been enough to shut India out, but there was some rare pluck shown until then. Shivlal Yadav batted with a broken toe to see Gundappa Vishwanath to a hundred, then bowled 32 overs with painkiller injections in every session.Sunil Gavaskar and Chetan Chauhan then - remember the altercation with Dennis Lillee? - led a batting resurgence to set Australia 143 in the fourth innings. From the moment Greg Chappell was bowled to a filthy long hop from Karsan Ghavri in the dying moments of day four, India believed they were destined to win. The pitch, slow and uneven by now, reminded them of home, which is another reason for this irresistible belief. With Australia 24 for 3 at the start of the final day, the injured Kapil Dev came back to bowl unchanged for 16.4 overs, straight and into the pitch, taking five wickets to bowl India to a 59-run win.By Sidharth MongaIndia ends 64 year Lords waitIndia vs. England, Lords, 1986India had been playing Tests at Lords, the home of cricket, since their arrival on the Test stage in 1932. But of their ten encounters previous to this one in 1986, eight had ended in defeat and the other two had been drawn. Three years ago, Kapil Dev and his men had shocked the world by lifting the World Cup at Lords but Test success at the games most hallowed venue remained elusive.David Gowers team had an unsettled air about it as the series began with his captaincy facing questions. An assured hundred from Graham Gooch, who would score a triple century at the same venue against India four years later, was the bright spot in an otherwise insipid first innings batting effort. Derek Pringle made a combative 63 but as many as six English batsmen failed to cross double figures as they folded up for 294. Indias bowling attack was led by the sprightly Chetan Sharma who secured a place on the honours board with a five wicket haul with Roger Binny picking up a further three. Indias riposte with the bat was led by the man who would come to be known as the Lord of Lords. Dilip Vengsarkar had made hundreds in his previous two visits to the venue and constructed another masterpiece here. There was little support for Vengsarkar, who stroked 16 fours in his vigil and remained not out as India folded up for 341.A lead of 47 was by no means substantial but the all-round quality of Indias bowling attack decisively shifted the game in their favour. Kapil Dev was masterful with the new ball, picking up the first three wickets including the dangerous Gooch and captain Gower before the deficit was erased. The left arm spin of Maninder Singh flummoxed the lower order and India were left with just 134 to accomplish a famous win. Despite an stutter with the loss of openers Gavaskar and Srikanth, India werent to be denied. It took them 42 overs to go past the target for the loss of five wickets and take the series lead. Lords had been conquered and in a few days the second Test at Headingley was pocketed too as India clinched the series 2-0. It was the first time they had won more than one Test on a tour of England.By Gaurav KalraSrinath skittles South Africa out at MoteraIndia vs. South Africa, Ahmedabad, 1996A victory which was vintage Indian cricket, but then again not. Ahmedabad was the first of three Tests on South Africas first full tour of India. A dry, brown Motera wicket shrieked spin and promised hot-tin-roof-style batting and a low scorer and it was. A bowlers Test as expected but the victory not earned through a familiar template - bat once, bat big and let the spinners on. Allan Donald, pace and variation through the air cut through the Indian first innings, but Sunil Joshi, Anil Kumble and Narendra Hirwani kept the first innings lead down to 21.In the second, Indias top five were gone for less than 100 and only a fifty-plus partnership between a debutant called VVS Laxman and Kumble, helped set 170 as a target. South Africa had two days to get it, if only they could hold off the spinners. It was when Ahmedabad, its brown crumbler and dry winter air, produced the surprise in fast bowler Javagal Srinath firing the ball in - speed, accuracy, in swinger, off-cutter - slicing and dicing. His 12 overs dismantled South Africas batting and intention, two of the top three gone without a run on the board, only three batsmen getting to double figures. Srinath 6-21saw South Africa dismissed inside 39 overs with India winning by 64 runs. A runaway script, an unpredictable Test, an unexpected finish.By Sharda Ugra Authentic Carlos Santana Jersey . 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Now were focusing on six individual transfers who are starting over at their new schools.---CANYON BARRY, FLORIDA (Former school: College of Charleston)Barry, the son of Hall of Famer Rick Barry, averaged 19.7 points per game last season at College of Charleston before a shoulder injury ended his season prematurely. He had three performances of 30-plus points. The 6-foot-6 guard signed with Florida as a graduate transfer and is studying nuclear engineering. Barry scored 11 points last week in an exhibition victory over Division II Eckerd. Florida also added Virginia Tech transfer Jalen Hudson in the offseason, but he wont be eligible to play for the Gators until 2017-18.---MARCUS FOSTER, CREIGHTON (Former school: Kansas State)Foster, a 6-foot-3 junior guard, led Kansas State in scoring each of his two seasons with the Wildcats before transferring to Creighton. Foster averaged 15.5 points in 2013-14 and 12.5 points in 2014-15. 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For Dallas Stars president and CEO Jim Lites, the equation is simple: provide special benefits for season-ticket holders, enhance the stadium experience and emphasize the Victory Green. Weve introduced a new customized benefit plan for season-ticket holders that allows them to choose between a gift or an experience like a fan tunnel or penalty box visit in appreciation of their support, Lites says. This provides more added value that is tailored to the individual.Whats badTheres always major buzz surrounding the Dallas Stars, but when it comes to affordability, they are beginning to see a slight decline in fan approval. After dropping 13 spots in the affordability category, the Stars biggest challenge this year will be to keep fans coming back despite a raise in prices. 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Italys success against South Africa was, of course, one of the most important wins in its rugby history. Paul Konerko Jersey . The Springboks are ranked fourth in the world and had never been beaten by their hosts before.But victory in Florence was also a triumph for all Italians, during a difficult time for the country.Lets start with the first, essential, news -- the team won the rugby game. It may sound na?ve but it is key. In the recent past, Italy have beaten both France and Ireland for the first time, and went close in other big games too.They almost beat Australia in Florence in 2012, losing by just three points. Italy have twice finished within a converted try of England -- in a freezing Rome in 2010 and then at Twickenham three years later -- and lost 20-6 to New Zealand in front of a record crowd at San Siro.So, they got close. They almost did it, yet they were beaten. Close, but no cigar.On Saturday in Florence they got a huge win and that will make a heck of a difference. A terrific performance was built on their play at the breakdown -- Italy were close to perfect at rucks -- on a top-class defence and on their ability to keep the scoreboard moving when they had the chance.They won the game by dominating the fundamentals of the game. How many times could you say that? Never. Even during those celebrated wins against France and Ireland they were not as competent in the basics.Defensive consultant Brendan Venters influence has been displayed in the blitz-oriented defensive approach adopted on Saturday. It was that system that exposed the essence of Simone Favaro in his entire beauty, and made the difference. But mainly Italy won on aggression and intensity.I have never seen an Italian rugby side playing with such a hunger. I have watched the game again and again and it is impossible to ignore the way that every single aspect of the game, from personal battles to more broader line movements, has been turned into a physical battle by Conor OShea and his staff.Against a Springboks side that in their previous outings showed a total lack of its once devastating tactical kicking game, winning every clash was crucial. And thats where Italy won the game.To ensure possession -- not always necessarily of a high quality -- OShea gave solutions to Italys recent lineout problems with variations. And those variations in jump, throw and time did the job.Then there was the coldness of the Italian kickers. Carlo Canna with those huge try conversions and Edoardo Padovani with that halfway-line penalty that kept the Springboks in reach. Again, Italy got the fundamentals absolutely right.A few words should also be said on Sergio Parisses new role. Every media outlet highlighted the huge performance by the Italy captain but he was not centerstage as he used to be. And that was another key factor in the overall production of his teammates. He played a solid game, he was inspirational as he always is for the team, yet he played like an international No. 8.Parisse did not overcook plays, he wasnt asked to do extra work as he was made to in the past and from the stands the feeling was that he didnt feel obliged to take responsibility in every aspect of the game. OShea made his contribution a crucial part of a team performance. It happened, with less evidence, in that second win over France but for the first time Italy fans saw a sort of Stade Francais-version of Sergio Parisse.And is not a coincidence that we could admire the rise of Padovani, Canna and Giorgio Bronzini, just to name a few, and the return of Tommaso Benvenuti to his highest standards. That is another interesting aspect of the OShea era -- selection policy was finally at its best.We all know that it wasnt by far the best South Africa side ever to run onto a rugby pitch but that was the best XV Coetzee could pick from his tour squad. Italy were given a chance to make history and they took it, capitalising on that one and only opportunity.Details? Not at all. It was the sign of a different mentality. A huge rise in confidence that OSheas system has brought into a revitalised squad.The historic victory put rugby back on the mainstream media radar, reigniting a flame across the country that seemed to be slowly dying. The Azzurri were back on the national newspapers front page and got a lot of attention from national TV. The entire country celebrated this victory.Now Italy have an immediate maturity test. 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Rule 6.1 states: One Captain shall be appointed by each team, and he alone shall have the privilege of discussing with the Referee any questions relating to interpretation of rules which may arise during the progress of a game. Off the ice, a captain can also act as conduit between the teams head coach and players.But in reality, the role has begun to change for many teams -- so much so that many believe having a guy with a letter on his sweater isnt the requirement it used to be.Todays game is led by core groups of players. Its not done by one individual, said Laich after a Maple Leafs training camp practice before he was sent down.Frequent coaching changes and player movement mean that dressing rooms evolve more quickly than they used to, and given the more diverse geographical representation of players, its often not up to just one player to dictate the environment in a room.Just because you have a letter doesnt mean youre the leader, and just because you dont have a letter doesnt mean you cant be a leader, Laich continued. The room figures itself out. People follow actions more than they follow words. That kind of stuff will take care of itself.Laichs leadership approach seems to be echoed around the league. Hurricanes coach Bill Peters said his teams captaincy is still to be determined. With a leadership core that includes Justin Faulk, Ron Hainsey, Jordan Staal and Jay McClement, Peters doesnt believe the Hurricanes need a captain immediately.If we name one, itll be because we have the guy whos the slam-dunk choice, Peters said. If we dont, its because we dont want to make a mistake. What we dont want to do is rush into things and then down the road say, Geez, we made a mistake. Id rather be patient and possibly go with three As and then when it is time to give out the C, its something we dont take lightly.Some believe the captaincy is simply an encumbrance, as it adds responsibility in an age when players already have plenty of off-the-ice responsibilities.The San Jose Sharks, for one, have had a tumultuous recent history with their captaincy. In 2008-09, the Sharks won the Presidents Trophy for finishing with the NHLs best regular-season record but then were ousted in the first round of the playoffs by the Anaheim Ducks. Many questioned then-San Jose captain?Patrick Marleaus leadership, and Marleau, who had worn the C since 2004, was stripped of the captaincy that summer. But the forward bounced back the next season with 83 points (he had scored 71 and 48 points the previous two seasons, respectively). The Sharks eventually named?Joe Thornton?as his successor, but San Jose stumbled in the first round of the playoffs again in 2014 and Jumbo Joe was ousted from the role too. The following season, the Sharks went without a captain -- and missed the playoffs for the first time in 10 years.Sometimes guys get that letter and its a burden for them, Peters said. We dont want it to be burdensome for anybody. If its going to hurt any player, we dont want to do it.And then theres Connor McDavid, recently named Oilers captain and now the youngest in the NHL. Few doubt McDavids game-changing ability, but being named captain before he even had a full season of NHL experience under his belt speaks more to McDavid becoming the face of the franchise and less to him relying on his professional experience to guide the team.How McDavid will handle the captaincy in addition to being the savior of the franchise remains to be seen. McDavid has served as a team captain before, both for the OHLs Erie Otters and for Team North America at the World Cup of Hockey.If theres anyone who understands the pressure of the role, its Arizona Coyotes captain Shane Doan, the current longest-serving captain in the NHL, who has worn the C for the Coyotes since before the 2003-04 season and has become synonymous with the franchise.As a sport we put so much onus on the captain, Doan said. And I dont think they want to put that on certain people and put people in a position where its going to be a little more difficult for them to be successful. People are more conscientious about giving the C out.The youth movement is well underway in the desert, as the Coyotes opened their season with five rookies on their roster. So has Doans role as a captain taken on greater heft with the need to guide these young players? Not necessarily. In todays NHL, as Peters noted, the responsibility of taking care of young players falls less on one player.Coaches, for the most part, are considerably more player-friendly than they used to be 20, 30 years ago, Doan said. I think everyone has a little more say. Coaches are much more conscientious about the mental side of the game. And I think thats probably why there are teams without captains: because theyre trying to make sure they put everybody in a position to be successful. And they dont want to put undue pressure on guys. They see a guy coming up and theyre like, Well, this is a guy we want to be captain but we dont want to have to end up taking it away or changing anything in the future.Furthermore, teams seem much more focused on finding a captain who is likely to stay with them long-term, as moving one?can be risky business.And Peters would rather not rush into a decision on one of the leagues youngest and most improving franchises. We need to have a guy thats 100 percent on board with what were building here in Carolina, [who] believes in the direction were going, he said.Tradition has long been important in hockey. But the NHL has seen significant changes to its rules, collective bargaining agreement, All-Star Game and playoff formats in recent years, so the role of the captain could simply be the next thing to change. 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Obviously, I got to spend some time with my family in Montreal and spent a week in New York City doing a bunch of meetings, appearances, cool events, things like that, but theres nothing quite like lying on the beach all day, having a margarita.espnW: When you do return to working out, what do your offseason workouts entail?Bouchard: Right at the beginning of the preseason training, Ill do mostly fitness for the first week or two. Nowadays fitness is so important to us tennis players, and we just spend so much more time in the gym than the old guys used to back in the day.Its actually kind of fun to be working out and getting stronger when you dont quite have the repetitiveness of practicing so much. Ill start with that and do a couple hours of fitness a day, and the offseason is a cool time to experiment and try different things, so I like to sometimes switch it up and do a hike up a mountain or a pool workout. 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Knowing youre on TV and waving and knowing -- literally feeling -- your whole country watching and supporting you, it was such a surreal and amazing moment. It was definitely worth going to Rio.espnW: Did you get a chance to meet, or watch anyone compete, that you hadnt had the opportunity to before?Bouchard: I really tried to make an effort to go see some events. It was pretty hectic with tennis all day, and the venues are all far apart, but one night I was able to watch gymnastics. I was watching the qualifying rounds. I didnt get to see the Americans, who I really wanted to see, but I did get to see some of our Canadian girls. It was basically the whole Canadian team there cheering them on. When I think of the Olympics, I think of womens gymnastics. To me, thats what it is. Just to see it in person was amazing.espnW: Did it live up to what you had hoped it would be?Bouchard: Yes, definitely. 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But to see Phelps in person, and see his routine where he stretches his arms all around, and being in the presence of such a legend, was really cool. I also saw some final races as well, and just to witness the joy of swimmers who won medals and knowing their lives had totally changed in that instant was amazing.espnW: Speaking of celebrities, I have to ask about this. You went as Kim Kardashian for Halloween, how did that come to be?Bouchard: You should totally ask me about it! Its crazy because that idea just popped in my head, and I cant explain my brain and its mechanics. Obviously I just remembered that picture and thought it would be hilarious to not only impersonate her, but specifically in that moment, and I had my friend do it with me.The point of it was obviously to exaggerate it, so Im talking hand towels stuffed in these little nude, Spanx-type of shorts, and literally stuffed some of my Nike socks in my little bra thing, and then my friend painted the cardboard black, and we took tape, and that was it! It was actually a pretty simple costume. All of my friends were texting me saying it was hilarious and stuff. Its funny, I really dont know how I thought about it. It was such an iconic moment, so I thought we should recreate it.espnW: Did you go out in public wearing that outfit? Bouchard: Yeah, we definitely walked around and hung out with our friends a bit! It was easily the most popular costume and the most unique. Thats the thing for me -- I love Halloween, and I usually do two costumes a year. We start texting about it and planning for in August. Its all about not doing something other people have done or have been doing for years. Even last year, I was with my best friend and my cousin and we created and made our costumes of sexy Mario Cart characters. I was sexy Bowser, so instead of a big shell on my back, I had a shell bra on. I take Halloween very seriously and take pride in being unique.espnW: Did you hear from any of the Kardashians about the costume? Bouchard: No! No one has heard from Kim right now! But I would love to meet any of the Kardashians. Someday, right?espnW: Are you surprised when something like that gets so much attention, or is it more par for the course for you now? Bouchard: Im always surprised. For me, its not something you get used to. I still feel like a normal person, and I still see myself as a typical 22-year-old, and to me, thats just dressing up and showing my friends what Im wearing. And then suddenly there are hundreds of articles talking about it! I have to remember sometimes, I cant just post anything on social media. Its always a surprise, and its always funny too when my coach will hear about something, and hes not even on social media. Hell hear about something on the news, and Ill always just joke with him, Dont follow me on Snapchat, please!espnW: Has there ever been something you posted and then youve regretted it? Bouchard: No! I do pay attention to that stuff, so I know what not to post.espnW: Obviously thats probably a tricky part of being a celebrity. Is there an upside? Bouchard: There is. The most amazing part to me is being able to inspire a kid. Whenever a kid or a parent tells me Im someones role model, I take it as such an honor. Im like, Why? Pick someone better than me! [Laughing] But its really just so cool to be that person for someone. And it lets me do such amazing things, like visit hospitals and go to kids camps and helping get kids involved in sports. I love being able to inspire and give people hope.espnW: Whats the biggest downside of fame for you? Bouchard: I think its the negativity thats out there. These days, theres a lot of it out there, and not just toward me, but toward a lot of people. No one is perfect, first of all, and I think its just a bit unfair about all the criticism I and fellow athletes can get sometimes. Were trying our best, and the hate just seems so illogical -- it just doesnt make sense to me. Its frustrating, but I try not to let it get to me.espnW: What are your goals for 2017? Bouchard: To do better than 2016! My goal is to focus on things I havent been doing right and really focus on those specific things. I want to take it one step at a time and really improve in those areas. And then, I think if I get myself on the right path, the results will come. Instead of just stressing about the result, I want to focus on everything that gets me there. I used to put too much pressure on myself, and its really not fun and actually detrimental to your performance.espnW: I know you would like to win every Grand Slam you compete in, but is there one that you think would mean the most to you? Bouchard: For me, its Wimbledon. Its always been Wimbledon. I love grass, Ive had success there. I won the junior tournament, and two years later I was playing in the final of the main event. Its the most prestigious and has such history. But, yes, I would be very happy to win any of them.espnW: And finally, being Canadian, is there any advice you would give to Americans who are contemplating a move north right now? Bouchard: Well, if you want to marry me for Canadian citizenship, Im available! [Laughing] There are so many jokes about that right now, and Ive seen so many of my friends post on Facebook, Im Canadian, and Im single, guys! But as for advice ... Its really cold there, so Im not sure you really want to come. Thats my advice!I moved to Florida. I live in Miami. Be prepared for the Arctic, and buy a down jacket. Montreal is beautiful, and the summer is very hot, but its just so short! Its like two or three months of amazingness and eight months of pure torture. Ombre Hydro Flask 64 oz Wide Mouth Mint Water Bottle . -- James Young couldnt wait to apply those tweaks to his jump shot, and the first one he made against UT Arlington told him it could be a good night. Hydro Flask Wine Tumbler Sale . Ancelotti says Ronaldo has recovered from a hamstring injury but "but he doesnt feel comfortable yet so we wont risk him." Madrid is third in the Spanish league, six points behind leader Barcelona, going into Saturdays game against Valladolid. . -- Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson asked his players a simple question during Fridays morning shootaround: How many of them had ever been on a team 14 games over . WEST ALLIS, Wis. -- When Ryan Hunter-Reay picked up his first win of the season in Alabama, he regretted that his wife and newborn son werent on hand for Victory Lane photographs. He made up for it Saturday with an early Fathers Day celebration at his favourite track, no less. Hunter-Reay continued Andretti Autosports domination at the Milwaukee Mile, winning the IndyCar event for the second year in a row and third time in his career. He became the first driver to win back-to-back races at the Mile since Tony Kanaan in 2006 and 2007 when he was driving for ... you guessed it, Michael Andretti, himself a five-time winner at Milwaukee. "At Barber, that was one of the races that Beccy and our son didnt come to and I felt bad because we didnt have the pictures of him in Victory Lane, so this is even better," Hunter-Reay said. "To do it on Fathers Day, to do back-to-back at Milwaukee, I love this place. Every driver, you ask them, they respect this oval the most." Andretti drivers have won five of the last nine races at the mile oval and nearly had a perfect day Saturday in a race that was promoted for the second year by Michael Andrettis marketing company. Hunter-Reay got the win, E.J. Viso finished fourth and James Hinchcliffe of Oakville, Ont., was fifth. The only blemish was pole-sitter Marco Andretti, who led the first 62 laps before his day fell apart with an electrical issue. "He let me down," joked father Michael Andretti. "I really feel bad for Marco. He was running really strong, really strong all weekend." But it was still a huge success for Andretti, who is in negotiations with IndyCar to promote the race next year but makes winning at Milwaukee a priority for his organization. "We come here with a philosophy of what I had back when I was driving, and we just carry that on, try to stress that to the engineering and the drivers on the way we used to do it then," Andretti said. "Theres things we used to do that really used to work. Seem to still be working." Alex Tagliani of Lachenaie, Que., finished second last in 23rd after his car suffered a mechanical problem. For Hunter-Reay, it was the second win of the season for the defending IndyCar Series champion. And it came at the site of the track he used to jump-start last years title run -- Hunter-Reay reeled off three consecutive wins starting with Milwaukee last season to climb into the championship race. He wasnt thinking cchampionship in the closing laps, though. 32 Oz Wide Mouth Water Bottle Wholesale. His focus was on Fathers Day and son Ryden. "Those last few laps I was thinking, Man, Ive got to do this for him," Hunter-Reay said. "Its so special, hes 6 months old, getting to have my little guy here in Victory Lane is the best Fathers Day gift." IndyCar Series points leader Helio Castroneves was second and followed by Penske Racing teammate Will Power as Chevrolet swept the podium. It was the first podium finish this season for Power, who hasnt won a race since Brazil last year. He made a bold attempt to pass Castroneves for second in the closing laps before cautiously backing off a touch. Power said after the race he had to consider the big picture and that his teammate is the current points leader while racing for position. "That was close, I wanted to race him very cleanly because hes leading the championship," Power said. "I was like Man, I dont want to take you out. Helio continues to get good points, and its cool to get (my) car up on the podium. Weve just got to keep chipping away and in the meantime, Im going to help out Helio as much as I can. If I can beat him I will, and make some hay on the championship." Scott Dixon was sixth in the highest finishing Honda and was followed by Takuma Sato, who dominated the middle section of the race but was shuffled out of contention when Ana Beatriz brought out the final caution and pit cycles dropped him deep into the field. Still, it was the best finish for an A.J. Foyt Racing entry at Milwaukee since Foyt himself was fifth in 1988. "The yellow came out and that was very bad timing for us because it put us behind those who hadnt pitted yet," Sato said. "They were able to pit and get ahead of us which is why we lined up in seventh. Then they had fresher tires, too, so it was really tough to pass them back. It was still a great race, but it was so disappointing in the end. Really a shame." Dario Franchitti, Justin Wilson and Kanaan rounded out the top 10. Marco Andretti wound up 20th and was passed by teammate Hunter-Reay for second in the IndyCar standings. "Its unfortunate, we came here for a win and had a car to do it," said Andretti, who was slowed before the electrical issue by a poor pit stop. "The voltage went straight down and I lost all kinds of power. I couldnt shift, the clutch didnt work. We came back for all the points we could." Jerseys Wholesale Wholesale Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Hoodies Cheap Jerseys Throwback Cheap Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys From China ' ' '
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