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WHAT HAPPENED: The NCAA says a student trainer who worked in Notre Dames athletics department from fall 2009 through the spring of 2013 completed substantial academic work for two Fighting Irish football players and helped six others impermissibly. Adidas Tubular Shadow Grigie .WHATS THE PUNISHMENT: The NCAA ordered Notre Dame to vacate 12 wins from the 2012 season and nine more from 2013. It also levied a year of probation and a $5,000 fine.WHAT DOES NOTRE DAME SAY: The school says it will appeal the order to vacate 21 wins, saying it is being punished for suspending the players from school and changing their grades while investigating the case instead of expelling them. The Rev. John Jenkins, the university president, said NCAA has previously only vacated victories when schools had direct involvement or knowledge of a coach or academic personnel being involved. The school said that wasnt the case here.WHY NCAA SAYS WINS SHOULD BE THROWN OUT: The NCAA contends the student trainer was an athletics department employee with special access to athletes and helped football players cheat. NCAA bylaws say that vacating wins is appropriate punishment when ineligible players participate in games.---More AP college football: www.collegefootball.ap.org and https://twitter.com/AP-Top25.NCAA case: http://www.ncaa.org/about/resources/media-center/news/former-notre-dame-student-trainer-acted-unethically-committed-academic-misconduct?sf43132124=1 Adidas Calabasas Powerphase . Pierce was ejected in the third quarter of Indianas 103-86 win Monday. George Hill stole a bad pass and was going in for a layup, and Pierce hustled back and appeared to be trying to wrap him up. Adidas Hu Trail NMD .ca NFL Power Rankings, overtaking the Denver Broncos and remaining ahead of NFC competition San Francisco, Carolina and New Orleans. http://www.scarpebasketsaldi.it/uomo-donna-kanye-west-yeezy-powerphase-calabasas-adidas-cq1699-bianche-nere.html . Nigeria beat surprise package Ethiopia 2-0 in the second leg of their playoff for a comfortable 4-1 aggregate victory. Victor Moses converted a 20th-minute penalty after an Ethiopian handball, and Victor Obinna made certain of Nigerias place in Brazil with his powerful free kick in the 82nd at UJ Esuene Stadium. LANDOVER, Md. -- Cashing in with four red zone touchdowns and taking the ball away at crucial moments allowed the Washington Redskins to win a game they couldve easily lost to the Cleveland Browns.Kirk Cousins threw three touchdown passes, including two to tight end Jordan Reed, and the Redskins forced three second-half turnovers to complete a 31-20 victory Sunday that kept the Browns winless on the season.Its just what we needed to do, said Cousins, who was 21 of 27 for 183 yards and also had an interception. The defense did a great job at getting us momentum with those turnovers. We ran the ball well. ... I think being able to run the ball effectively certainly got us going.Washington (2-2) scored more touchdowns in the red zone against Cleveland (0-4) than it did in the first three games of the season, when it was 3 for 14 . Cousins connected with Reed for 8- and 9-yard touchdowns, Chris Thompson for a 5-yard score, and running back Matt Jones scored from 1 yard out as part of his 117-yard performance.We just found a way to execute, found some mismatches, Thompson said. The run game is key. Matt had a great day today and it was able to help out our pass game, help Kirk out.The Redskins blew a 14-0 lead and fell behind 20-17 before shutting down Clevelands running game and taking the ball back. Linebacker Will Compton forced a fumble by fullback Malcolm Johnson -- on the first carry of his career -- late in the third, Ziggy Hood knocked the ball out of Duke Johnsons hands early in the fourth and Josh Norman picked off Cody Kessler to set up Jones touchdown.Weve got to get stuff corrected, Compton said. But we won the game. We made big plays when we needed to make big plays.Browns running back Isaiah Crowell ran for 112 yards and a touchdown, and Kessler was 27 of 38 for 215 yards, one touchdown and one interception.NEED FOR REED: With his 8-yard touchdown in the first quarter, Reed became the fastest tight end in NFL history to 200 career receptions. Reed hit the 200 mark in his 38th game, one faster than Pro Football Hall of Famer Kellen Winslow Sr., and had his fifth multi-touchdown game.Reed made nine catches for 73 yards.WHO RECOVERED?: Shortly after Duke Johnsons fumble, he stood up and raised the ball, but the Redskins were given possession. The Browns werent exactly sure the call was the right one.Within half a second, Duke stood up and held it upp in his hand. Uomo Kanye West Yeezy Powerphase Calabasas Nere. I think the ref was still trying to find out where the ball was, Kessler said. And Duke was yelling, `Hey, I got it right here! Its right here! And unfortunately the call didnt go our way.For his part, the running back said he was sure he had recovered the ball but blamed himself for losing it in the first place, not the refs for possibly ruling incorrectly.PUT IT IN PARKEY: After missing three field goal attempts last week, including a 46-yarder at the end of regulation that could have won the game, Browns kicker Cody Parkey bounced back in a big way. In his second game with Cleveland, Parkey was good from 51 and 45 yards out.REDSKINS DEFENSIVE BLOWS: Already without cornerbacks Bashaud Breeland and DaShaun Phillips, the Redskins defense lost three more players against the Browns. Linebacker Ryan Kerrigan left in the second quarter with an elbow injury, linebacker Sua Cravens in the third with a concussion and safety David Bruton in the fourth with a concussion.Coach Jay Gruden said Kerrigan would have an MRI on his elbow.On the Cleveland side, center Austin Reiter injured his left knee, and tight end Randall Telfer injured his ankle.JACKSONS CLEATS: Redskins receiver DeSean Jackson wore cleats with a design of yellow police caution tape to start dialogue about the senseless killings of both citizens and police. Originally set to wear them just in warmups, Jackson said he felt it important to wear the cleats during the game, too.I felt like Ive been silent long enough, Jackson said. Whatever the response is, thats what it is, but I feel its time for me to make a stance.PRYOR CHANNELS LEBRON: After his first career touchdown catch, Terrelle Pryor mimicked LeBron James famous chalk celebration, throwing the ball into the air. He earned a 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty for his trouble.QUOTABLERedskins cornerback Will Blackmon on Norman, penalized for a bow and arrow celebration following his interception: I didnt know they got him for that, and Josh did it like way off the sideline too. Josh. Josh is a honey-baked ham.Browns running back Duke Johnson: Thats whats most upsetting: Were knocking on the door. ... Were just not finishing.---AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP-NFL Cheap Jerseys 2020 Cheap NFL Black Jerseys China NFL Jerseys White Discount NFL Jerseys Stitched NFL Jerseys Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys 2020 ' ' ' 
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NEW YORK -- Phil Jackson says he hasnt voted for a president since 1980. Nike Air Force 270 Wolf Grey Sail . After campaigning vigorously on behalf of losing democrats George McGovern and Jimmy Carter, Jackson determined the political system was flawed, perhaps even broken, so he ceased participating.He watched last Tuesdays presidential outcome at the New York abode of his friend and former teammate Bill Bradley, the one-time U.S. senator from New Jersey who ran for president in 2000.We ordered out -- Greek, Jackson reveals. The senator and Knicks president did what most American did that night -- obsess over the turnout in Broward or Wayne County and try to make sense of one surprise after another. Then, for Jackson, thoughts of his day job intervened: We had it on for a while, but I wanted to watch the Minnesota-Brooklyn Nets game because we were playing the Nets the next night, so I flipped the channel.Bill said to me, What are you doing? I had just heard enough. Wolf Blitzer was talking so fast it hurt my brain.I sent my staff a riff earlier in the day from George Carlin about not voting. If you vote, you are responsible for what you get.Phil Jackson is, of course, a president of a different kind. Hes in control of the New York Knicks and fully endorses the notion that if his platform doesnt pan out, he will assume responsibility.Jackson sat down for an exclusive interview with ESPN.com the morning after the election to discuss Derrick Rose, the triangle, Carmelo Anthonys activism and Gregg Popovichs asterisk.Jackie MacMullan: You have been under siege since youve taken over the Knicks, which has been different for you. In your coaching travels youve been all but untouchable. How have you handled the adversity?Phil Jackson: I knew the parameters of what would go on from years of playing in series against the Knicks. I remember all the barbs. Its a process of sticking to my beliefs and being able to say, Whatever. This is what I was hired to do. Im going to follow the plan and if it doesnt work out, it will be evident.JM: There have been reports you are frustrated that (Knicks coach) Jeff Hornacek isnt employing the triangle offense enough. Is that the case?PJ:?No. But when they run it I want them to run it the right way. If you are going to do it, use your skills and run it the right way. Im not frustrated at all. Derrick Rose missed three weeks of training camp (because of a civil trial). Its totally understandable where we are as a ballclub. We have guards that do a lot of stuff off the dribble. I want them to understand they can do things off the pass. It has to be a combination.JM: Can the triangle still be effective in todays game, which has gone the space and pace route?PJ:?If you want to learn the fundamentals of the game, you dont bypass any of the basics, like how to make a post pass, how to set up a screen, what pivots you can use to escape pressure and force defenses to react. What are the passing lanes? You have to acknowledge that. You have five players on the floor. If you are going to drive you have to know where players will be on the court. If you are going to make a pass you need space between players and have a certain amount of lanes open. Appropriate space between players is 12-to-16 feet. Eighteen-to-20 feet is a little long to make an appropriate pass. Weve extended that to create long lanes to allow players to roll to the basket and stretch the floor.JM:?So, is it safe to say the Knicks will not be a space and pace team any time soon?PJ:?Its my feeling when everybody does the same damn thing it becomes, Who has the best Rolls-Royce? Who has the best, fastest stock car in this race we are running? So if you have LeBron, wow, were going to do the same thing even though we dont have the Rolls-Royce? You have to be unique. You have to have something no one else is doing to have genius in this game. It becomes an ownership. I dont care about the triangle. I care about systematically playing basketball. If the spacing isnt right, if guys are standing on top of each other, if there arent lanes to be provided, or rebounders available to offensively rebound the ball, or we dont have defensive balance when a shot goes up, all of these things are fundamental basketball. I follow it. Im not railing, This is inadequate or This isnt right. Just show me what will work. Are we running around for no reason? Can we hit the first cutter? Do we have the ability to hit the second option or are we just bypassing plays so someone can hit a 3-point shot? It doesnt make sense to me.JM: Which NBA teams impress you?PJ: Its obvious Golden State plays a game in which people move the ball, they move themselves, they are creating passing lanes, they get penetration, they hit the open man, they set picks. They get a little wild, but Steve (Kerr) does a really fine job of keeping everyone in their lanes, so to speak. Hes a really fine coach with a great command of the game. That feel for basketball is so important.JM: What other teams do you like?PJ: Cleveland has really gotten better about playing together as a team. They have shown much more resilience defensively and are taking responsibility on the defensive end. The ball still gets stuck. Not everyone has a purpose. They have a role, but they might not feel like they are involved and I like to see all five players being involved in the game.San Antonio continues to do what they do best, running their system, which incorporates a lot of things I believe in, things Pop and I have struggled with each other over for a few years.JM: So what is your relationship with Popovich like?PJ: We have no animosity. We just played against each other so many times. One time he just stuck guys in the corner and ran the twin towers and that was it. But theyve evolved so much. I like the way his teams play. Hes using a lot of triangle stuff, a lot of pinch post stuff. It works.JM: If you ran into Popovich on the street, what would you say?PJ: Where are we gonna have a glass of wine? I have great respect for his ability as a coach and how he keeps his players playing at a very high level.JM: You, Popovich and Pat Riley are the most decorated coaches of your generation. What separates Riley?PJ: Pat has a terrific sense of what he wants to do. Now that Im president, I have to read all this stuff about the league. Usually its delete, delete, delete. But I noticed there was something about D-Wade (Dwyane Wade) and Pats communication breaking down the other day. I wondered about that. I found it surprising.JM: It all started when LeBron left, right? Could you have ever imagined Earvin Johnson leaving Riley, or Michael Jordan leaving you?PJ: It had to hurt when they lost LeBron. That was definitely a slap in the face. But there were a lot of little things that came out of that. When LeBron was playing with the Heat, they went to Cleveland and he wanted to spend the night. They dont do overnights. Teams just dont. So now (coach Erik) Spoelstra has to text Riley and say, What do I do in this situation? And Pat, who has iron-fist rules, answers, You are on the plane, you are with this team. You cant hold up the whole team because you and your mom and your posse want to spend an extra night in Cleveland.I always thought Pat had this really nice vibe with his guys. But something happened there where it broke down. I do know LeBron likes special treatment. He needs things his way.JM: You traded for Derrick Rose, which was a gamble. What was your thinking behind it?PJ: Mike Conley was the best choice as a free agent, but hes making $30 million a year. Thats almost insane. We saw that was going to happen. We had the opportunity to play with Derrick and see if he does have enough left in the tank -- hes 27 years old -- before we have to get into that (free) agent market again. It gave us an opportunity to build a team around him, Carmelo and Kris (Porzingis).And, having experiences with Joakim (Noah) over the years, not only as a player with talent, but a guy who showed up at my door in Montana, he knows Derrick and he knows how to play with him. It gives us an advantage. Both are coming back into playing form.JM: When you say coming back into playing form, do you feel, as other NBA observers have noted, that Rose and Noah logged too many minutes in Chicago?PJ: Ive watched Luol Dengs career very closely. He played (among) the most minutes in the league in 2013 (Deng was 13th) and you remember what happened to him in the playoffs. They thought he had spinal meningitis. (Editors note: Deng had a spinal tap to test for meningitis that proved to be negative, but spinal fluid leaked into his body and he missed the remainder of the postseason). It was weird. He got completely depleted, and there was a notion that went along with that; the excess playing time might not have been necessary. I think players get that back again but in a different format. They may not get back to 95 percent but they can be 90 percent with the knowledge of how to play, which gives them an advantage to know when to turn it on.JM: Rose is a former MVP, but he is prone to posting a bunch of 7-for-17 games. How do you reconcile that?PJ: Most of Derricks misses arent jumpers. They are going to the basket -- penetration -- which is really important to have on any team. People are challenging him, which means Joakim and others following him are going to get offensive rebounds, second-chance points. So you understand his shooting percentage isnt going to be all that high, but his penetration is going to create opportunities for others.JM: You mentioned you want your guards to create not just off the dribble but also to off the pass. Do you worry Kristaps Porzingis is getting lost in the offense sometimes?PJ: Kris is going to shine because hes just that good. What I really want to see him do is develop his game. Hes an exceptional shooter and his size is unique. It changes the game in many ways. But he needs to learn how to use his size appropriately in different ways because teams will switch and defend with smaller players. With his back to the basket, he hasnt learned how to do all the positioning and to hold his space. He needs to catch and shoot without bringing the ball down in an area where smaller players can grab it.JM: Is he strong enough to play in the post?PJ: Hes strong enough. Finding a base is always a point of view in the game. Having Pau Gasol for so many years, having long players that dont have a base are what we call high cut players that can get run off the post. The league has allowed more and more of that to be exploited. In the past they had rules about just shoving a guy off the post. Shaq (ONeal) and (Hakeem) Olajuwon could hold it; everyone else just got run out.The European game is high screen and roll with a double high screen, so Kris hasnt been in the post much. Hes got to learn switches, mismatches, when to make the pass, to keep the ball high -- (Dirk) Nowitzki-type things. Hes got a great mind, a great learners mentality, so were lucky.JM: What have your learned about Carmelo Anthony since you got here?PJ: Carmelo likes communication. He likes a relationship. I was with a number of players who were fine with a player-coach relationship, which involved support, How are you feeling? that kind of stuff. Shaq, Kobe, thats all they wanted or needed. They were busy. I was never the guy who said, Lets go out to dinner. But with Melo, I do that. Not as much as Id like, but we do it, because he likes that part of it.JM: What do you talk about?PJ: I do like his activism, his willingness to be an activist. I communicate with him on how to couch activism. My feeling is it can be abrasive if its not done the right way, but it has to be somewhat abrasive if its going to be activism. In some ways, it has become vogue to be an activist -- thats true.I told Carmelo about how Snoop Dogg, who I know from L.A., approached it in his community. He went to the police graduations in L.A. and spoke to the cadets, which is where the rubber meets the road in our lives. Its not just simply about color and race. Its about the atmosphere in the community. I feel Carmelo could have a reasonable voice in that way. Im not here to lead him down the road. Im just here to add some suggestions.JM: What drew you to Jeff Hornacek?PJ: He has a learners mind. I followed this guy since he went to Iowa State. When he came to the pros I wondered, Would he have enough athletic talent? He found a way. Hes adaptable. Hes also very competitive. I like the way he talks to young players. Its become so restrictive on how much of an intrusion a coaching staff can be in the players lives. There has to be so many days off, and so many days for players association meetings and community appearances.These players are spending a lot of time doing things that arent basketball related. As a result, to take a half hour to teach mindfulness, or to study the mental approach to the game has become almost superfluous. Jeff does yoga with the players, tries to approach it as a holistic thing. I give him credit for it.JM: You have an opt-out clause in your contract after this season. Do you plan to exercise it?PJ: I have not entertained that. Im looking for this Knicks team to get back into a situation where they are competitive. Do I have to win a championship before I feel Ive done the job Ive been asked to do, which is to bring this group back to that competitive level? No, I dont. Were starting to make progress. I like a lot of the things we are doing here. But weve got more to do.JM: Lakers executive vice president of basketball operations Jim Buss said if the Lakers didnt make it to the Western Conference finals by 2017, he would step down. Its unlikely the Lakers will meet that goal. Why not go back and run your old team?PJ:?Theyre moving forward in the right direction. Luke (Walton) has them engaged, Brian (Shaw) is an associate head coach; they have a core group of guys that will get it done. It was never important to me to go back and be a part of that. Especially not now. I have this job, this commitment.JM: Then why bother to include the opt-out clause?PJ: The real issue with the opt out was simply my rationale regarding the (potential) lockout. If it was going to happen in December and everybody chose to walk away, there was no way I was going to sit in New York for three, four months when I didnt have a job, because (the players) arent even allowed to show up to work. So, in that case, I would go back to L.A.JM: You are in a bi-coastal relationship with Lakers president and part-owner Jeanie Buss. How difficult has it been to be apart?PJ: Its hard. Very hard. Its hard to keep a house out there. Ive got eight grandchildren in the Bay Area. FaceTime has really helped me.JM: So wheres home?PJ: My accountant tells me I cant be a California resident anymore. I spend too much of my time in New York. Nike Classic Cortez Nylon Mens/Womens Shoe | Royal Blue/Orange . Now, correct me if Im wrong but I saw one official distinctly pointing at the net indicating a good goal but after an inconclusive review they overturned the goal.  Shouldnt the ruling on the ice (good goal) stand after an inconclusive review?  Why was this overturned?  James Veaudry Pembroke, ON --  Hey Kerry, Youll get a lot of these, but why was the Montreal goal against Nashville Saturday night overturned? Eller puts the puck on net and the on ice ruling from the ref behind the net is a Montreal goal. Air Max 270 Triple Black For Sale . First off, the fans ripped the Cubbies introduction of a fuzzy new kid-friendly mascot named "Clark". http://www.buyonlineairmax.com/nike-air-max-270/air-max-270-triple-white.html . -- 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 . So here we go. The Chicago Cubs are going to ...Wait. Get a grip. What am I doing? What am I saying? What am I getting myself into?Yes, its time for that column youve been looking, waiting for all these months. Time for that moment when I (incorrectly) tell you exactly who will (translation: wont) win the World Series.And it would be soooooo easy, soooooo safe, soooooo obvious to pick You Know Who. The best team in baseball. The winningest team in baseball. The team with the legendary 798-year World Series drought. (OK, so its 108 -- whatever.) The team that would rock the planet like no one else if it actually, finally, magically wins the World Series.But sorry, my friends. Cant do it. I made up my mind eight years ago that I am never, ever going to pick the Cubs to win the World Series again. They can thank me later.The Boston Red Sox are going to win the 2016 World Series. Thats my actual (guaranteed to be inaccurate) prediction. But when it came time to write this piece, I felt there were just as many reasons to explain why I WASNT picking the Cubs as why I WAS picking the Red Sox.So why not the Cubs? Ill get to that momentarily. But first, its time to reveal the results of my annual Whos Going to Win the World Series survey of 25 astute baseball executives. And if youre expecting a Cubs landslide here, well, the results are revealing.I asked the group to pick the team that would advance to the World Series from each league and then predict who would win it. In the case of execs from clubs in contention, I asked them just to pick a team in their league they feared most, along with the club they thought would get to the Series from the other league.I conduct this survey every year because A) its fascinating and B) hey, nothing makes me feel better about my own prognostication ineptitude than knowing that the smartest front-office minds in the game are just as awful at this as I am.Over the past two years, do you want to guess how many execs who took part in this exercise guessed the eventual winner of the World Series? That would be exactly ONE. None predicted the Giants in 2014. One picked the Royals last year. So keep that in mind as we unveil the results of this years voting:American League Favorite (or Most-Feared Team) Red Sox 16 Rangers 7 Blue Jays 2*(*Survey conducted while the wild-card race was still raging.)National League Favorite (or Most-Feared Team) Cubs 13 Dodgers 10 Nationals 2World Series Winner Cubs 7 Red Sox 6 Dodgers 4 Rangers 4So did you expect it to be that close? Nope. Me, neither. But I got the distinct vibe that many of these folks felt much like I did -- that picking the best team never makes you look like a genius anyway, so why not go down some other road?Obviously, the pick is the Cubs in the National League, quipped one NL exec. So I like the Dodgers.Too much hype about the Cubs, said another.Out of principle, I wont pick them, said an AL exec.Well, Im not sure precisely what principle is at work here. But you get the idea. So why not the Cubs? Here are four reasons why not:1. Beware of the No. 1 seed: Only two times in the past 25 postseasons has the team with sole possession of the best record in baseball won the World Series (2009 Yankees, 1998 Yankees). And to find the last time a National League team had the best record and won it all, you need to go back (gulp) 30 years -- to the 86 Mets. So theres that.2. The pressure is about to mount: In the postseason, the pressure on both teams to win is usually about 50-50, one exec said. But in this case ... the pressure is on the Cubs every game, because of how well theyve played, because of their record and, most of all, because of the expectations, especially in that city. If they lose one of the first two games at Wrigley, the pressure will be incredible.3. Whats up with Jake? Two different execs went out of their way to discuss the recent issues of Jake Arrieta, a guy whose work over his past 16 starts (4.44 ERA) looks a lot different than the superhuman impression hed been doing over the previous year and a half. Never seen him look so ordinary, one NL exec said after Arrietas last start. I would be concerned if I was them.4. The voice of doom: Finally, the last thing a team saddled with a 108-year title drought needs is MY support. Ive been writing this column before every postseason for more than a decade. Ive picked the Cubs three times -- 2003, 2007 and 2008. If you dont recall their jubilant World Series parades in any of those years, you would be correct. Thats all my fault. My prediction record is so disastrous, Im practically the Cleveland Browns of prognosticators. So why would I want to go and doom the Cubs at a time like this? If the bitter residents of Chicago ever decide to blame someone besides a billy goat, I dont need that someone to be me. I think the Cubs will get to the World Series. But somebody else can piick them to win. Mens/Womens Nike Epic React Flyknit Pearl Pink . Im out.Phew. Glad I got that out of the way. I feel better now. But more importantly, that allows me to move along to the other big theme of this column:Five reasons the Red Sox will win1. What a lineup: The Red Sox have scored an incredible 83 more runs than the next-best offense in the American League (Cleveland). While the Blue Jays had a similar run-scoring gap last season, only one other AL team in the past 80 years has managed to put up a 100-run gap between itself and the pack -- and you need to go back all the way to the 1950 Red Sox to find that one. Their lineup is so deep and so good, said one AL exec. The way they work counts, foul balls off, wear down pitchers, theyre just so good. And they hit good pitching.2. Their strength is greater than any other teams strength: Lets get back to that last line: They hit good pitching. Or to put this in the words of a rival GM: Bostons offense is the singular best strength of all the teams. Now those are words that get my attention this time of year. When we try to break down which clubs profile best to survive the four-week October marathon, isnt that what we look for -- a team so dominant that even the best teams in the sport cant stop it from doing what it does best? And thats the Red Sox. Against pitchers who average a strikeout per inning or better, the Sox lead the major leagues in average, on-base percentage, slugging and OPS. Against pitchers defined as power pitchers, Bostons OPS (.798) is 65 points higher than the next-best team. But the Red Sox are also first in OPS against finesse pitchers (.848). And they went into the weekend as the only team in the past five years with an OPS of .800 or better against both left-handed and right-handed pitching. So good luck finding a matchup that looks like this teams kryptonite.3. Their rotation is better than you think: It would have been easy to theorize a month ago that this team didnt have enough starting pitching to navigate October. But you might want to rethink that. Clay Buchholz and Eduardo Rodriguez have made 11 starts between them since Sept. 1. Theyve allowed two runs or fewer in eight of those starts. Nobody questions whether Rick Porcello is the real deal anymore. (Hes dangerous, super-confident, incredibly intelligent and super-aggressive, said one rival exec. Hes put it all together.) And while you can feel free to question David Prices 5.12 career postseason ERA, Id rather have him pitching Game 1 or 2 than a lot of guys, a longtime NL exec said. Price is 8-0 and 2.37 in his past eight starts against teams other than the Yankees (who wont be participating), for what thats worth.4. Their bullpen is hot: Amazing how the return of Koji Uehara has put the pieces of this bullpen back in place. Since the beginning of September, the Red Sox pen ranks second in the AL in ERA (1.81), and first in opponent average (.198) and strikeout rate (10.4 K/9). The funny thing is, aside from concerns about their left-handed relief, the most questions I heard about anyone in this bullpen were about the closer, Craig Kimbrel, mostly because of his 15 walks in his past 20 innings. (There are days it looks like he just doesnt trust himself, and I dont know why, said one scout.) But if the biggest worry in this bullpen is a man with 83 strikeouts and just 28 hits in 53 innings, that doesnt sound like much of a crisis to me.5. Papi Power: Every once in a while in sports, the script writes itself. So theres just something about the way the stars keep lining up for David Ortizs retirement tour that feels as if there could be one more incredible chapter to come. One NL exec admits that when he picked the Red Sox, thats part of the equation. Theres definitely something magical about it. Well, if there is, you might want to file this away. According to Elias Sports Bureau research, only two position players in the past 60 years (Dal Maxvill and Gene Tenace, back in the 1960s, 70s and 80s) have won four World Series without sneaking onto the Yankees. And nobody has won four for a team that wasnt the Yankees since Jim Gilliam did it for the Dodgers in the 50s and 60s. Well, Big Papi already has three rings. And October looms.So there you have it. Five carefully thought-out reasons why this pick makes sense, backed with the reassuring support of a bunch of really bright people in the game. Now what could possibly go wrong?Outside of the fact that any team in this tournament (including the Cubs) could turn into the 2014 Giants as soon as this fun begins, I can think of only one thing that could get in the way of the Red Soxs fourth ride on the duck boats in the past 12 years:That they just got picked by me to win it all, of course. Which means theyre now officially doomed. Cheap Jerseys 2020 Cheap NFL Black Jerseys China NFL Jerseys White Discount NFL Jerseys Stitched NFL Jerseys Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys 2020 ' ' ' 
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I cant say what it is, but I, like the thousands of other people in this country, have an inexplicable fascination with crime-based television series. Nike VaporMax Utility College Militare Habanero Rosse . In fact, much of my honeymoon was spent binge-watching the second season of Orange Is The New Black, and many late nights with my husband are reserved for Beyond Scared Straight reruns. Naturally, when I was introduced to ConBody, the NYC-based prison-style boot camp, I was intrigued.Yet, unlike my favorite fictional shows, the ConBody workout was inspired by a very real experience for founder Coss Marte. See, Marte is a former drug dealer who spent part of his youth in and out of the correctional system. He did his crime, served the time and is now looking to change ... not only the way we work out, but how the public views ex-offenders, and to give them economic freedom.Behind barsMy class with Marte began at 8 a.m., sharp. A group of flushed-face women, drenched in sweat, exited as I rang the bell to enter the studio. The space, which is located on Broome Street in Manhattans Lower East Side, are Martes old stomping grounds. This was the first [spot] that gave me an opportunity to rent with my criminal background, he says when we first meet.While serving a seven-year sentence (eventually reduced to four years), he masterminded the very exercises that now make up the class I was getting ready to join. I developed the moves from my previous incarceration, he says. I learned a combination of exercises from ex-Marines-turned-correctional officers through a program called Shock. Its a six-month military boot camp program that saves you two-and-a-half years from your prison sentence.Martes gym -- which he says was a dungeon, with no windows or ventilation, when he found it -- is now a well-lit white studio with black-painted fence lines, barbed wire and sketches of prisoners in mid-escape etched on the walls as decor.A workout developed in a 9-by-6 foot prison cell using no equipment -- straight bodyweight exercises -- couldnt be too hard, I thought.Boy, was I wrong.Lock downMy class of five was instructed to leave our belongings, including our shoes, in lockers just outside of the studio. Show off that pedicure! Marte says?playfully. Eyeballing the room, I was surprised to see a female-dominated class -- just one man and four women in total.Marte says the proportion is standard: A lot of females tell me that they dont like going into studios with a lot of equipment because theyre overwhelming. This is a tough cardio, strength-training program that feels doable. Plus, all you have to do is show up in comfy workout gear, no add-ons required. So, youre not jumping through hoops to participate in the classes -- which range from 30-minutes to a full-hour, at $30 per single session.Once the clock strikes 8, the sound of an iron gate slamming shut rings out. Then the warm-up begins. Fat Joe and Remy Mas All the Way Up serves as the soundtrack for our dose of cardio, which included jumping jacks, squat thrusts and glute kickbacks. Next, some floor-based ab work, followed by toning exercises, including scissor kicks and pushups.Doing the timeAfter a series of calisthenics during the warm-up (who knew simply standing up and sitting down for 30 repetitions could constitute as exercise), Marte introduced the real workout with more hip-hop tunes on rotation. I created some of the moves on my own, like the up-and-downs. The space that I was using in my cell was so small that sometimes I couldnt do a full squat, so I would sit down and stand up, and I realized -- thats hard!For the remaining 45 minutes of class, Marte created an eight-lap routine consisting of nonstop calisthenics, including mountain-climbers, planks, 10-second pull-up holds and more.?And as hard as it got with each lap, Martes encouragement throughout the class was helpful. And his own success story proves that the routine offers noticeable results. Prior to being imprisoned, the 5-foot-8 Marte weighed 230 pounds, had high blood pressure and sky-high cholesterol. He was even told that if he didnt slim down, there was a strong chance that he would die in prison. On his custom workout plan, Marte lost 70 pounds in the first six months of his sentence, a physical change that was life-altering.[When] I lost the weight, Marte says, my cholesterol and blood-pressure levels went back to normal. Obviously, I wasnt eating great in prison, but I started trying to increase [healthier] carbs and vegetables in my diet. And for ConBody regulars, Marte has hired a registered dietitian to offer nutrition advice for those in need of pointers. All of my trainers are certified trainers, but were not dietitians. For those who enroll in personal training programs, I refer them to our dietitian.Speaking of trainers, though I only experienced Martes class, it was interesting to learn that many ConBody instructors were formerly incarcerated, and others are close to the prison system in some way.?Having experienced the difficulty of securing a job with a tainted record firsthand, its Martes mission to help those looking to get back on their feet after serving time. We go into jails and prisons to train the inmates to become personal trainers through a correspondence program to help them get their ISSA [International Sports Sciences Association] personal trainer certification, Marte notes.The releaseOnce we cool down, the class finished with wall sits and a crab crawl toward Marte for a celebratory high-five -- a positive reinforcement that is far different from the instructors own experiences during their prison-based boot camp courses.Sometimes, well stop a class to tell the participants about the prison experience and the struggles that we went through, Marte says. Sultan Malik, a ConBody instructor, who had previously been imprisoned for robbery, tells his classes that if he could do seven years in solitary confinement, they should be able to handle this 45-minute class.We did these same workouts in a small space with nothing. Here, you have someone motivating you and a class of people that are pushing you. We try to build that camaraderie and social support, Marte adds.And unlike the real deal, Marte and his team encourage participants to take their mugshot after the workout as proof that they did the time.Marte, who receives what he calls fan jail mail, says that he regularly receives inquiries from prisoners looking to apply for positions at ConBody upon their release. And given that one in 35 adults in the U.S. have faced correctional control, including prison, jail, parole and probation, his service to the ex-offender community is much-needed.Marte says his goal is to create a platform so that the ex-offenders can be trained by a ConBody mentor via computer. I want to hit 100,000 people and employ 50 ex-cons [of varying offenses] by the end of next year, he says.Youll be able to choose your personal instructor based on their profiles on the studios website. These videos will tell the story of why they went to prison and why they want to change their lives, Marte says.Marte is also exploring opportunities to expand, starting within the New York City metro area and eventually branching out overseas. So, if youre not in the Big Apple, no worries. Soon, youll be able to #DotheTime too!Lyndsay Green is a Chicago-based style and travel editor and founder of Beauty Atlas magazine, a destination guide for beauty enthusiasts. When shes not in some far-flung destination testing natural face masks or stocking up on foreign beauty products, you can find her brushing up on her tumbling skills in an adult gymnastics class in the Windy City. Vapormax Rosse . 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. Uomo Nike VaporMax Plus Nere Rosse . 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. http://www.vapormaxplus.it/nike-vapormax-plus-bordeaux-wine-rosse-uomo-scarpe.html . -- Five former Kansas City Chiefs players who were on the team between 1987 and 1993 filed a lawsuit Tuesday claiming the team hid and even lied about the risks of head injuries during that time period when there was no collective bargaining agreement in place in the NFL.Toby Alderweireld is in line to return for Tottenham Hotspur against Norwich City on Tuesday night, but the north Londoners will be without fellow centre-back Jan Vertonghen through injury. The Belgium international faces two months on the sidelines after damaging his medial ligament following a recent clash with Crystal Palaces Connor Wickham.Central defender Kevin Wimmer is set to deputise in Vertonghens absence, as the Austrian did in Spurs 4-1 win at Colchester United in the FA Cup fourth round on Saturday. The visitors head into this contest holding a five-point advantage over Manchester United in the fourth and final Champions League place.Meanwhile, since winning three games out of four over the holiday period, Alex Neils side have since lost four matches in a row and find themselves just one place and two points above the relegation zone heading into this fixture. Spurs travel to struggling Norwich on Tuesday looking to maintain their five-point gap over Man Utd in fifth Team newsNorwich could hand debuts to new loan signing Patrick Bamford and fellow recent recruit Timm Klose when they host Tottenham in the Barclays Premier League on Tuesday night.Bamford has joined on loan from Chelsea and could come straight into Alex Neils side, while Klose could come in after the Canaries shipped five goals in their last outing against Liverpool.Andre Wisdom is available having been ineligible against parent club Liverpool while Gary ONeil serves the last game of his three-match ban following his sending off at Stoke. Patrick Bamford could make his debut for Norwich after joining on loan As well as Vertonghen, Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino will also be without midfielder Ryan Mason (ankle) and striker Clinton NJie (knee) for the trip to Carrow Road.Dele Alli is expected to return to Tottenhams starting XI. Alli was an unused substitute in Saturdays 4-1 FA Cup fourth-round win at Colchester and should join Alderweireld and goalkeeper Hugo Lloris in returning to the fold.Paul Mersons predictionI dont see anything other tthan a Tottenham win - they are absolutely flying at the moment. Nike Vapormax Comme Des Garcons Shop. If you take a look at Norwich and their result the other week against a Liverpool side, who are not finding it easy to score goals, and they let in five against them. Ive watched them a lot this season and they create a lot of chances but just cannot put the ball in the net. Thats why the result against Liverpool was a real hammer blow for them. The one day they score four they let in five.Then you dont have a game for a while and thats even worse because you have a long time to stew over it. I just think Tottenham, who will miss Vertonghen, are on fire. They have too much firepower and Im backing Spurs to win 3-1 with Harry Kane to grab the first goal.PAUL PREDICTS: 1-3 (Sky Bet, 14/1) Midfielder Dele Alli, who scored a superb goal against Crystal Palace last time out, is in line to return for Spurs at Carrow Road Opta statsNorwich have scored just five goals in their last 11 Premier League games against Spurs.Tottenham have won eight and lost just three of their 15 Premier League games against Norwich (D4).Kanes first-ever Premier League game was for Spurs in August 2012, while his second was for Norwich on loan in September of the same year. He scored two goals against the Canaries earlier this season in his only appearance in this fixture.Tottenham have had the most shots on target from outside the box in the Premier League this season (53).Norwich have had fewer touches in the opposition box than any other Premier League team this season.The Canaries have conceded the most goals from opposition counter-attacks this season in the Premier League (4).Dele Alli has had a hand in nine goals in his last 12 Premier League games for Spurs (five goals, four assists).BettingNorwich are Sky Bets 3/1 underdogs to topple 10/11 shots Tottenham on Tuesday with the draw trading at 5/2. Spurs are unbeaten in 1- away matches this season but face a Norwich side who beat them 1-0 when the sides last met at Carrow Road, a 10/1 this time round. Spurs won 3-0 earlier in the season and can be backed at 14/1 to record the same scoreline, with the leagues best defence 9/2 to secure another. 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Retired pound-for-pound champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. Air Max 97 Blancas Baratas . said he gave it a shot, but there will be no fight against UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor.I tried to make the fight happen between me and Conor McGregor, Mayweather recently?told FightHype.com. We wasnt able to make the fight happen, so we must move on.Added Mayweather: I feel honored to be the biggest name in MMA and in boxing, and I dont even compete no more.Last month, McGregor said he had interest in fighting?the former five-division world champion, who retired from boxing in September 2015, as long as Mayweather could come up with the appropriate funds for the crossover fight.Right now, I have Floyd running around the Showtime [Network] offices gathering my money. Thats what hes doing, McGregor said on Aug. 15. Hes running around the Showtime offices, begging those executives to come up with the $100 million cash he needs to fight me. As soon as he gets my money, we can fight.McGregor, 28, is under contract with the UFC, and any potential fight against Mayweather would have had to involve a co-promotion or the UFCs blessing.ESPNs Brett Okamoto contributed to this report. Nike Odyssey React Baratas . PETERSBURG, Fla. Air Max 270 Flyknit Baratas . Anthony Calvillo, through 20 CFL seasons, was frequently invincible and largely stoic in the heat of competition. But underneath the professional exterior he was, and is, compellingly human. http://www.zapatillasdeportivasairmax.com/ . The nimble-footed quarterback got his wish, dashing through the snow and a weary defence all the way into the NCAA record book. OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Oakland Athletics returned home to a field still bearing markings from an NFL game played at the Coliseum 24 hours earlier and proceeded to get blitzed in their most lopsided loss of the season.That it came against the Red Sox shouldnt have surprised anyone. In four games versus Boston this season, manager Bob Melvins ballclub has allowed a minimum of 13 runs each time while being outscored 66-17.This was just the latest in a series of blowouts.David Ortiz singled twice and drove in three runs, David Price won his fifth consecutive start and the Red Sox routed the As 16-2 on Friday night.You know when you get behind in counts and get guys on base and you do it multiple innings, they end up making you pay, Melvin said. Theyre first in the league in runs, RBI, on-base percentage, everything. For a while we were in the game . then they did what they can do when you make some mistakes.Oakland committed two errors, but the big problem was pitching.As starter Andrew Triggs lasted one inning before leaving with a sore back. The three relievers who immediately followed combined to give up 14 runs over 6 1/3 innings.Its just frustrating to put the bullpen in that situation like that, Triggs said. Im hopeful it will be something that will get resolved pretty quickly.Stephen Vogt had an RBI double for the As. Oakland, which has lost eight straight to Boston, dropped a season-high 20 games under .500 (57-77).The As did all their scoring in the fourth. Billy Butler had a sacrifice fly and Vogt added an RBI double.Travis Shaw homered and had five RBI, Hanley Ramirez added three RBI and Xander Bogaerts doubled and scored three runs to help the Red Sox move within one game of first-place Toronnto in the AL East. Air Max 98 2018 Hombre. Boston (75-59) is three wins shy of matching last seasons total.Price (14-8) was mostly dominant while pitching seven solid innings against the overmatched As. The left-hander fanned five of the first seven he faced, gave up two runs and finished with seven strikeouts and three walks.HONORING BIG PAPIBefore the game, Ortiz -- wearing a blue Red Sox hoodie with his red cap on backward -- spent time shaking hands and taking pictures with employees and security guards at the Coliseum. The Boston slugger also paused to sign autographs for a handful of fans lined up near the tunnel behind home plate before making his way back to the clubhouse. Later, Melvin and team president Michael Crowley presented Ortiz with a three-liter bottle of Northern California wine.TRAINERS ROOMRed Sox: RHP Joe Kelly, LHP Robby Scott and INF Deven Marrero were added to the roster from Triple-A Pawtucket. C Ryan Hanigan came off the DL before the game. RHP William Cuevas was designated for assignment.Athletics: Former closer Sean Doolittle was activated from the DL after missing 59 games with a strained left shoulder. RHP Jesse Hahn was also activated off the DL and optioned to Triple-A Nashville. C Matt McBride was called up from Nashville.UP NEXTRed Sox: RHP Rick Porcello (18-3) faces the As for the second time this season Saturday night. Porcello has 23 strikeouts over his previous three starts overall and has gone seven innings or longer in five consecutive starts.Athletics: RHP Daniel Mengden (1-5) will be called up from Triple-A Nashville to start against Boston. Cheap Jerseys 2020 Cheap NFL Black Jerseys China NFL Jerseys White Discount NFL Jerseys Stitched NFL Jerseys Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys 2020 ' ' ' 
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NEW YORK -- Mets right-hander Jacob deGrom?had a precautionary MRI on Friday, one day after experiencing forearm soreness during a third straight start in which he has struggled. Mats Hummels Jersey Germany .The team said there is no structural damage to his throwing arm. He will take anti-inflammatory medication and resume throwing when the discomfort subsides.DeGrom is expected to miss Tuesdays start at Cincinnati.Honestly, I wasnt really that worried about it, deGrom said. It got a little stiff last night. I thought Id be all right. When we did a precautionary MRI, it showed a little inflammation. But I think that might be from having bad mechanics -- my arm is dragging, and it just caused it to flare up a little bit. Its nothing bad. Something flared up in there, and I think they want to be safe with it and not risk anything. Its comforting that we did get a look at it and theres nothing wrong.Asked if he is certain he will pitch again this season, deGrom replied: Im pretty certain Ill be back out there.Manager Terry Collins nevertheless said he was concerned.I actually called the trainer two times today trying to get a report when they were at the doctor, Collins said. Thats about as pins and needles as I can get. I needed to know, because I didnt like the sound of it last night. I didnt like what I heard. Were very lucky that its nothing more than what it is.During Thursdays start against the visiting?Miami Marlins, deGrom motioned for trainer Ray Ramirez as he departed the game and headed to the clubhouse.DeGrom acknowledged to media after the outing he did not feel great but insisted he was OK and seemed to spin the comment as though he were referring to his mechanics.DeGrom allowed three runs on six hits and a season-high-matching four walks in the five-inning, 102-pitch outing against Miami -- a 6-4 Mets loss.He had allowed 13 runs and 25 hits in 9 2/3 innings over his previous two outings. That had prompted Collins, suspecting fatigue, to skip deGroms turn Monday.Collins had initially planned to slot deGrom back into the rotation Friday against the Washington Nationals, but he was moved up a day to face the Marlins when Steven Matz had continued difficulty with a rotator-cuff impingement, and the Mets aborted having the southpaw return from the disabled list.DeGrom has allowed 40 baserunners and recorded 44 outs in his past three starts.Despite hanging in the National League wild-card race, the Mets have been decimated by injuries. Second baseman Neil Walker on Thursday became the latest Met to be lost for the season when he committed to having surgery to repair a herniated disk in his lower back that had deprived him of the feeling in a toe.In an unforeseen development, considering how pitching-blessed they were to open the season, the Mets already are using rookies Seth Lugo and Robert Gsellman in the rotation. Any absence for deGrom could prompt them also to consider Gabriel Ynoa, Rafael Montero or Logan Verrett.Montero had a spot start for deGrom on Monday against the Marlins and tossed five scoreless innings, although Montero also walked six batters and threw 100 pitches.The only healthy established starting pitchers available are Noah Syndergaard and Bartolo Colon. In addition to Matzs shoulder woes, Matt Harvey underwent season-ending surgery in July to address thoracic outlet syndrome. And Zack Wheeler is no longer expected back in 2016 after his latest setback in his rehab from Tommy John surgery. Wheeler was diagnosed two weeks ago with a flexor muscle strain. Even Syndergaard is pitching with a bone spur in his elbow, although the Mets have suggested it will not need to be surgically removed.Matz is due to resume throwing on Monday at the Mets complex in Port St. Lucie, Florida. Leon Goretzka Jersey Germany .ca! 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But for millions, the image of a photo might have flickered through your mind: that of a young woman standing in a white athletic top, her right arm extended behind her head to adjust her ponytail, her midriff showing, a pole resting across her shoulder. In the photo, which was taken in while she was in high school, Allison Stokke is looking off into the distance, clearly preparing for an attempt.The photo was posted in 2008 to a sports blog, along with the following text: Meet pole vaulter Allison Stokke... Hubba hubba and other grunting sounds.Within weeks, dozens of other blogs and message boards picked up the image. Calculating just how many people have seen the photo is impossible. But heres some anecdotal evidence to suggest that number is ridiculously high: the same week the image was posted online, Stokke opened up Facebook.She had infinity friend requests.The number of requests pouring into her account had broken Facebooks counting mechanism. Or consider this: the week after the photo appeared online, Cindy Stokke went to the neighborhood dry cleaner, where the woman behind the counter looked at her ticket, saw the last name and asked if she was related to the girl in the pole-vaulting picture.Yes, thats my daughter.Apparently everyone in Korea, where the store owner was from, was talking about the image.In the infamous photo, Stokke is competing in a high school meet. She is, in that moment, an athlete, just as she is now. The year the viral photo was taken, she was 17 years old and the best high school vaulter in the country. In the picture, she is strong, her body taut.Of course, thats not why the photo went viral -- not really. The image tore across the web because men thought she looked hot. Part of that hotness is certainly her strength, her body, which also helps make her a better pole vaulter.But lets not kid ourselves: very few people ogling the photo saw Stokke through the athlete prism. They saw sex. Hubba, hubba.The picture is like a Rubin vase for sports. What do you see when you look at the photo: a female athlete preparing to vault, or a sexy young woman striking a pose?If most people see only sex, even though Stokke was literally in the middle of a competition, and if she does not want to be a sex symbol and really loathes the idea, then how does she continue being an athlete? If society has intertwined those two identities, how does she go about being one without reinforcing the other?I feel like me and that picture are two different people, Stokke says. I feel it has taken on a life of its own. Its like that picture is my alter-ego and sometimes I feel like I use it for a positive force, and sometimes I just choose to leave it out there and not engage with it.What a strange space we launched her into -- and at age 18.Stokke is now 27, and shes still vaulting. In fact, last year, the Cal graduate moved from California to Phoenix, where shes training, working under a new coach and surrounded by the very best. She wanted to give herself the best chance to achieve her lifelong dream: making the Olympic team. The Southern California native briefly gave up her sport a few years ago, deciding she needed to move on and get her masters. But she quickly realized she wasnt yet done. She still wanted to try to twist her body over greater and greater heights.The USA Track & Field Olympic Trials are in Eugene, Oregon, on Friday. Stokke will be watching from the sidelines, as her 4.20 meter entry mark didnt meet the 4.50m minimum standard, but shell continue to train and compete.Its July of 2015, and Stokke is sitting in the back of a coffee shop in Orange County when the guy at the next table leans into her space. She catches the movement out of the corner of her eye. Her smile freezes; her hand tightens around her café au lait.I couldnt help but eavesdrop, he says, but were you talking about sports?She was, in fact. She was talking about why she first started vaulting (she grew out of gymnastics), her years at the University of California (2006 to 2010), the small international competitions in Europe where you rent a car and drive all night instead of paying for a hotel, and about chasing the 2016 Olympic dream.Stokke smiles in the mans direction without making eye contact and says: Yup!He waits for her to say more, then nods, satisfied, as if this is the coolest thing hes heard in a while, then he drifts back into his space.Stokke exhales.In the months after the picture went viral, pphotographers would kneel beneath her at meets, shooting upward as she stood on the runway before an attempt. Youth Germany Football Jerseys. Grown men would send postcards, with handwritten notes, to her home in California -- some of the sentiments were kind; some were not.When Stokke vaulted at Cal, the school removed her headshot from its website because men would constantly request a signed copy. And in the years immediately after the image went viral, she would often get asked to pose for pictures with men who couldnt believe they had run into the young woman from that super hot photo on the internet.Or with men who really could believe they had, because they orchestrated a meeting, attending the event just to take a picture with Stokke.So, no, its not an overblown reaction if Stokke builds an invisible wall when someone unexpectedly leans into her space. A lot of people have leaned into her space. And shes mostly chosen to stay still -- very still -- and wait for them to go away.Google her name -- its almost like she didnt exist between 2009 and 2014. At that point, I wasnt the best vaulter in the country, so why should I be getting that much attention? she says. It cut the other way, too, though. I think at some point Cal just decided: Dont put anything up about her. So even if I jumped high or won a meet, they wouldnt put up a picture or article, and thats actually the kind of recognition I would have liked to see.Even as a teenager, Stokke recognized her situation as a Catch-22. The attention she had garnered -- coverage by Glamour, offers from Maxim, calls to appear on The Today Show -- was disproportionate to her athletic achievements. Though she didnt yet have the language for her predicament, she sensed that waiting out the storm would be the best solution for her.Some people around her wondered why she didnt seize the moment: accept the spread in Maxim, the modeling contract, fly to New York to appear on the morning shows. Do all of it. After all, who knows if youll have the chance again?But the part never mentioned is that, once someone walks through that door, it snaps shut. Once a female athlete is publicly labeled beautiful, we offer her the world. But heres the trick: once she accepts it, we tear her apart, say shes exploiting and sexualizing herself. Oh, and we also say that shes not even that good, anyway.Ive never seen this viral thing happen to a male athlete who isnt also already the best at what they do, Stokke says. Yes, male athletes are also hailed for being incredibly attractive, but theyre usually top-ranked in the world, too.So Stokke kept fighting to become better.I think I saw her grow up faster, says her mom, Cindy. She saw how the world can be, saw how some people can be really cruel, some people can be great. I think she realized, I cant be so concerned about what everyone else thinks; I have to pursue my career and my dream and my sport.Stokke is not a victim.On this point, she is adamant, almost desperate. She did one print interview when this whole thing happened, with a magazine, and the energy conveyed by the piece was that Stokke was somehow wronged. Truth is: convincing people that unwanted attention from men isnt flattering -- and often also feels threatening -- is difficult.Stokke isnt good at being a victim. Shes an athlete; shes conditioned to mold herself to become whatever necessary. If she was going to be in the limelight, it was going to be because she was an athlete, and she knew that was about her looks, says Cindy. She wanted to be known for her ability to pole vault. Thats what she wanted.Says Stokke: At Cal, I wrote about it once for a Sociology class. We were supposed to write about some deep thing that affected you emotionally, and then you had the option to share, or not share and delete it. And I didnt share it. I deleted it. I wish I still had that somewhere, because I think it would be very different now.My response back then, in 2008 -- was I flattered? In some ways, sure. But I was overwhelmed, too. And I think my response to being overwhelmed was to just stay away from it entirely. But now, Im trying to figure out how to reclaim it and own it and push it in the right direction. And benefit from it -- in terms of fueling my training. And if I try to ignore it, it will take on a life of its own. Which is what I did in college: ignore it. And I lost control of my own story.In an earlier version of this story, we incorrectly said Stokke would be competing in the?USA Track & Field Olympic trials on July 8. 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Renault is looking to 2017 as an opportunity to make significant progress but has warned that it is doing so from an inferior starting point that its rivals. Nike Zoom Winflo 2 Mens Australia .Renault has scored just six points on its return to Formula One as a constructor this year after taking over the Lotus team last winter. Uncertainty over the Enstone teams future at the end of 2015 resulted in a lack of investment in this years car, which is essentially the 2015 Lotus with a Renault engine.Changes to the technical regulations for 2017 create an opportunity for teams to move up the grid, but Renaults team principal Fred Vasseur says his teams development starts from a lower base than its rivals.Yes, we do consider 2017 a good opportunity for us, he told Formula Ones official website. Right now we are using a 2015-designed car that was built around a Mercedes engine, so when switching to a Renault engine we suffered from the very beginning.It is a fact that we are not building the 2017 car based on the 2016 one, but on the 2015 car -- and that is a lot of catching-up! But as I just said, 2017 holds a good opportunity for us. Yes, right now it is a bit stressful to manage such a huge gap based on the structure that we have - but we are working hard on it.Vasseur stressed that Renaults plans for success are long term, spanning over the next five seasons.Outsiders probably dont have the same understanding of the situation: if you want to be successful, you sometimes have to bite the bullet, he added. This is a long-term project -- we need to build up a completely new team.If somebody joins at the end of 2016 he will design the car of 2018, so this in itself is a time that has to be considered. 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Speaking Thursday on TSN 1050 Thursday, the Leafs GM also touched on the questions surrounding the teams leadership and the struggles of his big-name free-agent signing. “Its not from lack of effort from the coaching staff. 1968-69 The last time a team making its Ranji Trophy debut won their first match. Then it was Punjab. Now, Chhattisgarh beat Tripura in their first ever Ranji Trophy match, comfortably, by nine wickets in Ranchi. Since 1968-69, the teams that have debuted in the Ranji Trophy are Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Tripura, Goa and Jharkhand.9/56 The previous best figures for Dhawal Kulkarni in his first-class career. He took 10 for 78 against Tamil Nadu in Rohtak to register his first ten-wicket haul in 71 first-class matches. He had taken nine wickets in a match three times. His 6 for 47 in the second innings of this match are his second-best innings figures.2 Number of times Gujarat have overcome oppositions first-innings totals of over 500 to take the lead in the last ten years. In this round, they overcame Barodas 544 to take a first-innings lead of 10 runs, and also three points. They had taken a lead going past Haryanas 573 in 2013-14.0 Instances of Madhya Pradesh defeating Uttar Pradesh by an innings in 51 Ranji Trophy encounters before. In fact, they had never beaten them since 1996-97 in eight matches. MP won by an innings and 64 runs after making 465 in their first innings in Hyderabad.1 Tamil Nadu bowlers to take five-wicket hauls on their first-class debut in the last ten years. Krishnamoorthy Vigneshs 5 for 41 against Mumbai in this round is the first such instance for Tamil Nadu in the last ten seasons. He also took 4 for 29 in the second innings. Mumbais Tushar Deshpande and Chhattisgarhs Ajay Mandal are the other debutants who took four-fors in this round.140 Runs scored by Ashutosh Singh of Chhattisgarh, on his first-class debut. It is the highest score by a player making his Ranjii Trophy debut since Vijay Zol made an unbeaten 200 for Maharashtra, also against Tripura, in the 2013-14 season. Womens Nike Epic React Flyknit Pearl Pink/Barely Rose AQ0067-600. Ashutosh was the only one among 26 players who debuted in first-class cricket in this round to score 50 or more.88 The previous highest score for Axar Patel in first-class matches. He bettered that with his maiden century - 109 not out against Baroda. He completed 1000 runs in his first-class career - these runs have come at an average of 54.05. His average is the highest among Gujarat players who have scored more than 1000 first-class runs since his debut.2 Number of double-centuries by Gujarat batsmen since Manpreet Juneja made his debut in December 2011 - both by Juneja. He scored unbeaten 201 on his debut and another 201 not out against Baroda in this first round. This was his fifth century for Gujarat, which is second-most by any batsman since his debut; Parthiv Patel has made seven centuries.46 India players who have scored 10,000 or more runs in their first-class career. Mohammad Kaif became the 46th to reach milestone. In the recent Duleep Trophy, Cheteshwar Pujara was the 45th to get there. Parthiv Patel completed 9000 runs in his first-class career in the match against Baroda.2 Number of times Faiz Fazal has been dismissed on 99 in Ranji Trophy matches. He was out for 99 against Punjab in 2013-14 and once more against Odisha in the first round of this season. 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SAN JOSE, Costa Rica -- Wave after wave of opponents kept overwhelming beleaguered and befuddled Americans. Cheap Raul Jimenez Jersey .Only these players were Costa Ricans in red jerseys, not Brazilians in yellow or Italians in blue.With one of its worst performances in decades, the United States put itself in a deep -- but not insurmountable -- hole in World Cup qualifying.Theres going to need to be some urgency, U.S. captain Michael Bradley said after Tuesday nights 4-0 wipeout. Were going to have to look collectively real hard in the mirror at ourselves and understand its not been a good start. But the reality of this hexagonal format is that nothing is lost yet, not even close. So anybody who thinks that is sorely mistaken.Johan Venegas scored in the 44th minute, Cristian Bolanos doubled the lead in the 68th and second-half substitute Joel Campbell beat beleaguered goalkeeper Brad Guzan in the 74th and 78th minutes.The U.S., which dropped to 0-2 in the final round of the North and Central American and Caribbean region for the first time, had not lost a qualifier by four goals since a 5-1 defeat at Mexico in November 1980 and had not dropped a shutout loss in a qualifier by that margin since a 6-0 rout at Mexico in April 1957.Central defenders John Brooks and Omar Gonzalez, and right back Timmy Chandler had particularly poor games. The absence of injured defender Geoff Cameron was glaring.A very, very bitter moment for us. Theres no doubt about it, said U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann, who called it the defeat that hurts most of his five-year tenure.Costa Rica (2-0), a 2014 World Cup quarterfinalist, leads the hex with six points, followed by Mexico and Panama, both 1-0-1 following Tuesday nights 0-0 draw in Panama City. Honduras (1-1) has three points, and the U.S. is tied with Trinidad and Tobago.Was the result embarrassing? Yes. But Im not embarrassed by our team, U.S. Soccer Federation President Sunil Gulati said. Im very disappointed, obviously.Seeking its eighth straight World Cup berth, the Americans opened with a 2-1 loss to Mexico on Friday at Columbus, Ohio, their first home defeat in a qualifier since 2001.The top three teams qualify for the 2018 tournament in Russia, and the No. 4 finisher advances to a playoff against Asias fifth-place nation.Mexico qualified with 11 points, Gulati said, thinking back to the last hex. Theres a lot of points left on the board -- 24 to be exact.As the U.S. dropped to 0-9-1 in qualifiers at Costa Rica, jubilant Ticos fans sounded air horns at the end of a match that reignited questioning of Klinsmanns tactics. A former World Cup champion and coach with Germany, Klinsmann will be under perhaps the most scrutiny since he was hired.He insisted he is the right person to lead the team.I obviously understand that when you lose two games and especially two World Cup qualifiers right after each other, that there will be a lot of your comments, he told reporters after the match. That is just part of the job.Qualifying resumes with a March 24 home game against Honduras followed by a match at Panama four days later. Gulati would not be drawn into a coaching discussion.We dont make any decisions right after games, he said. Well think about what happened today and talk with Jurgen and look at the situation.There was some whistling during The Star-Spangled Banner from the capacity crowd of about 35,000 in Estadio Nacional, where the field is surrounded by an athletics track and crowd noise dissipates -- even from a band in the second deck. The venue appears less intimidating to visitors than old Estadio Ricardo Saprissa, where fans were directly behind the benches.Costa Rica went ahead after a giveaway by Brooks. Randall Azofeifa took a short pass from Jose Salvatierra in the center circle and played a long ball into the corner, where Bolanos ran it down on its third bounce. Gonzalez didnt close down Bolanos, who crossed for Venegas just outside the 6-yard box. Venegas beat Brooks to the ball and sent a header across Guzan.Bolanos scored after a turnover by 18-year-old midfielder Christian Pulisic near midfield. Salvatierra sent a pass down the flank to Bryan Ruiz, and his cross found Bolanos in front, with Chandler a step late.Ronald Matarrita created both of Campbells goals, first sending a looping ball that Brooks misplayed into the path of the forward, who broke in alone and slotted the ball past Guzan from 16 yards. Then Matarrita lifted the ball from just past midfield as Campbell beat an offside trap by Brooks and Gonzalez, to break in alone again and follow with a second celebratory dance.At moments like this it does you no good to point fingers and to be looking around trying to figure out who you can throw under the bus, Bradley said. Come March, theres going to be the need to go after things in a strong way so we can start to put things right.Game notes Chandler and MF Jermaine Jones are suspended for the next qualifier because of yellow-card accumulation, both cautioned by Mexican referee for fouls against Ruiz. ... Honduras (2-0) beat visiting Trinidad and Tobago 3-1 on goals by Romell Quioto in the 16th, Emilio Izaguirre in the 19th and Eddie Hernandez in the 80th. Carlyle Mitchell scored in the 51st for the Soca Warriors (0-2). Cheap Jesus Manuel Corona Jersey . Pierce was ejected in the third quarter of Indianas 103-86 win Monday. George Hill stole a bad pass and was going in for a layup, and Pierce hustled back and appeared to be trying to wrap him up. Cheap Giovani dos Santos Jersey .C. -- Charlotte Bobcats coach Steve Clifford said after all of these years in the NBA hes still amazed at some of the things LeBron James does. http://www.cheapmexicosoccerjerseys.com/?tag=cheap-jonathan-dos-santos-jersey . Reigning world champion Eve Muirhead of Scotland opened with a 12-2 rout of Winnipegs Jennifer Jones in a battle of teams bound for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Timberwolves have secured their veteran shooting guard. They finalized a deal to send away his predecessor at the position to further enhance this fast-changing roster under new basketball boss Flip Saunders. After agreeing to the framework of the deal the day before, the Wolves acquired Kevin Martin via a sign-and-trade manoeuvr with the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday night and dealt Luke Ridnour to the Milwaukee Bucks. The Bucks also got a 2014 second-round draft pick from the Wolves. The Thunder got the draft rights to second-round draft pick Szymon Szewczyk from the Bucks. The Thunder also sent an undisclosed amount of cash to both the Wolves and the Bucks. The Wolves needed to trade Ridnour for flexibility to sign small forward Corey Brewer, their former first-round pick who played last season for the Denver Nuggets, and to re-sign small forward Chase Budinger. Those deals were expected to be done on Friday. Coach Rick Adelman was fond of Ridnour, who started all 82 games for the Wolves last season while playing out of position for a small, injury-ravaged team. He came to Minnesota after two seasons with Milwaukee. "Sometimes you have to give up things you dont really want to, but you have to look at where you want to go at the end," Saunders said. The Timberwolves were last in the league in 3-point shooting last season. The 6-foot-7 MMartin shot a career-high 42. White Mexico Jerseys. 6 per cent from behind the arc with the Thunder. He has averaged 20-plus points per game in five of his nine seasons in the NBA. His production decreased with the Thunder, but Saunders chalked that up to the presence of Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook. Saunders also brushed off any concern about Martins defence, praising his shooting touch as a defensive weapon of its own. "As Coach said, he feels in his system we can chalk in 18 points," Saunders said, referring to Martins career scoring average. The 6-2 Ridnour had the most efficient season of his career with the Bucks in 2009-10, setting personal bests in field goal and free throw shooting. "Luke didnt want to continue playing as a 2 guard," Saunders said. "He wanted to be in a situation where he thought he could get really extended playing time at the point guard." The Wolves watched small forward Andrei Kirilenko, who earlier opted out of his contract, agree to terms on a new deal with the Brooklyn Nets. But they added another veteran to the roster by agreeing to terms on a two-year, $3.2 million contract with power forward Ronny Turiaf, according to his agent, Mark Bartelstein. "The direction Flips got the team going and the style that Rick plays is something he was really excited about," Bartelstein said in a phone interview. Cheap Jerseys 2020 Cheap NFL Black Jerseys China NFL Jerseys White Discount NFL Jerseys Stitched NFL Jerseys Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys 2020 ' ' ' 
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DENVER -- Michael Cuddyer homered to extend his hitting streak to 25 games, Jhoulys Chacin pitched eight scoreless innings and the Colorado Rockies beat the slumping San Francisco Giants 4-1 on Friday night. Belgium Toby Alderweireld World Cup Jersey . Wilin Rosario also went deep and Jordan Pacheco had three hits for the Rockies, who moved within three games of Arizona in the NL West. Buster Posey homered among his three hits for the Giants, who have lost five straight and seven of their last eight. Cuddyers streak is the longest in the majors this season and extended his franchise record. He has reached base safely in 44 straight games, also a club record. Cuddyer flied out to left in the first inning before connecting in the third. He worked the count to 2-0 before lacing a 79 mph cut fastball just over the scoreboard in right to give the Rockies a 3-0 lead. Rosario followed with a blast to left to make it 4-0. Chacin (7-3) made it stand up and earned his fourth straight win with another standout performance. The right-hander has emerged as Colorados best pitcher in June. He came within an out of a shutout against Philadelphia on June 16 and threw seven scoreless innings in a win over Washington last week. He has thrown 15 straight scoreless innings and has allowed just two runs in his last 27 innings. He was sharp again Friday, scattering three hits and walking three to help the Rockies snap a three-game skid. He retired 10 in a row after the Giants had first and second with one out in the fourth, then got Brandon Crawford to ground out with two on to end the seventh inning. Giants starter Barry Zito (4-6) allowed four runs and 10 hits while striking out three in 5 1-3 innings. The veteran left-hander is 0-3 in his last five starts. His last win came against Oakland on May 30 and he is 0-5 in six road starts this season. The defending champions have struggled to score runs during their slide. San Francisco has managed just 17 runs in its last seven games and just avoided being shut out for the seventh time this season. The Rockies took a 1-0 lead in the first on Carlos Gonzalezs RBI double. Two innings later, Pacheco led off with a single and Cuddyer followed with his 14th home run of the season. Two pitches later, Rosario hits his 13th. Posey led off the ninth with his 11th home run of the year off Rex Brothers to spoil the shutout. It was the first run Brothers allowed in 32 appearances spanning 30 innings. The Giants got the tying run to the plate but Crawford grounded out to second to end the game. NOTES: Colorado OF Dexter Fowler (right hand) was a late scratch from the lineup. Fowler has missed the last two games and three of the last four. ... The Rockies activated closer Rafael Betancourt from the 15-day DL and optioned RHP Juan Nicasio to Triple-A Colorado Springs. ... The Giants reinstated LHP Eric Surkamp from the 60-day DL and optioned him to Triple-A Fresno. He will be added to the roster when he reports on Monday, when he will make a start, the team said. ... Giants RHP Santiago Casilla (cyst on his right knee) threw 30 pitches in a simulated game Friday. Wholesale Belgium Jerseys . Thousands of fans at Mosaic Stadium will be cozying up to each other in an effort to stay warm in chilly temperatures and block the Prairie wind that locals say can knock your socks off. Belgium Dries Mertens World Cup Jersey . -- Charline Labonte couldnt have asked for a better homecoming. http://www.cheapworldcupbelgiumjerseys.com/belgium-eden-hazard-world-cup-jersey/ . The Lightning are 2-0 so far on a four-game road trip, giving the club five straight wins as the guest and improving Tampas away record this season to 11-8-2.Newcastle keeper Rob Elliot has admitted he would have laughed if he had been told Rafael Benitez would be the clubs manager a few weeks ago. However now that he is, the Republic of Ireland international and his team-mates have an added incentive - if they needed one - to secure the Magpies Premier League status.Benitez has signed a three-year deal at St James Park, but there is a break clause in his contract that allows Benitez or Newcastle to walk away from the deal if the club is relegated. Rob Elliot has been Newcastles first-choice goalkeeper this season Elliot says the chance to work with one of the biggest names in the game on a sustained basis is one the players do not want to pass up.He told the Northern Echo: If youd said to me a couple of weeks ago that Rafa would be our manager, Id have probably laughed. But hes here and its a fantastic opportunity for the players and this football club to move forward with him in charge. We just need to make sure that, one, we stay in the division, and two, that hes our manager for the next few years to build and take us to where we want to be. Belgium Youri Tielemans World Cup Jersey. Its been great to have him on board. We havent had too much time to work with him yet because hes just arrived, but his experience speaks for itself. Its been exciting and motivating for the players to have someone like the gaffer to come in. Benitez (right) was sacked by Real Madrid in January Just look at his calibre - hes just left Real Madrid. Were all aware that we need to work hard and listen to what he asks us to do so we can climb up the table as quickly as possible.Benitezs first game at the helm ended in a narrow 1-0 defeat at leaders Leicester on Monday evening, and the Spaniard will hope to set the ball rolling in Sundays derby clash with Sunderland on Tyneside, live on Sky Sports, a game neither club can afford to lose. 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World Cup winner Maggie Alphonsi expects to see a surge in popularity in the women’s game after sevens rugby makes its Olympic debut at Rio 2016. Cheap Ray Ban Sunglasses Buy Online . Sevens rugby and golf are sports that have been added to the Olympic roster, with kitesurfing also debuting at the Games in place of windsurfing.Former Saracens and England flanker, Alphonsi, believes there will be a boom in rugby, following the growth in womens football in this country after Team GB entered a team at London 2012. The best thing about the rugby sevens is that it is now going to be on the world stage where people can watch it and we saw something similar happen with the womens football at the last Olympics, she told Tuesdays Sportswomen show on Sky Sports News HQ. Skipper Emily Scarratt scored a try in a 26-14 win over Canada in Atlanta Ever since then the profile has grown and I think the same thing will happen with rugby sevens. It will help grow the game and I think it will benefit the XVs game as well as the sevens.A number of Alphonsis former team-mates, including skipper Emily Scarratt, will take part in the latest leg of the World Rugby Sevens Series in Canada this weekend, after England finished third in the Atlanta leg last weekend.England topped their pool on day one after winning all of their matches, including an impressive 21-7 win over Australia, ranked No 1 in the world.I think England were the most impressive of all the teams over in Atlanta, Alphonsi said.They started very well, had a flying start over Australia and to beat the number 1 seeds is very impressive because Australia are looking very good at the moment. Alphonsi was part of the England side that won the World Cup in 2014 To win all of their games on day one and finish top of their pool was very positive. They were pushed very hard on day two by Russia who are a very good side but England are showing their potential.They are starting to play with confidence and I think that is a big thing for them going into the next leg in Canada. Playing back-to-back, going from Atlanta straight to Canada, allows them to keep that momentum and confidence going. Its not just about winning and doing well in the series, the priority now is to make sure they peak at the right time going in to Rio. England are looking good and playing the rugby that we know they can and I think they will get even better. Also See: SportsWomen Latest Show News Latest News SportsWomen Video Cheap Ray Ban Tech Sunglasses . The news was first reported on Gonzalezs Twitter account and confirmed by the Rockies. Gonzalez has a six-week window before position players have their first workout at spring training in Arizona. Cheap Ray Ban Sunglasses Online . 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Max Kepler had already homered in the ninth to give Minnesota the lead before Rosario added a couple insurance runs.Rosario said he was happier about the catch than the home run.I go through everything to catch that ball, Rosario said.Detroit wasted a fine start by Justin Verlander, who gave up a run and two hits in eight innings. Francisco Rodriguez (1-1) retired the first two batters of the ninth before Kepler sent a drive to right field to break the 1-all tie.Rodriguez then made a throwing error and appeared to be shaken up, but after a conference at the mound he stayed in the game and allowed the two-run shot by Rosario.Ryan Pressly (3-5) earned the win in relief, and Brandon Kintzler pitched the ninth for his sixth save.Minnesotas Joe Mauer and Detroits Ian Kinsler homered in the first inning, and that was all the scoring until the ninth.The last-place Twins took two of three from the playoff-chasing Tigers, with Detroit managing only four runs in the series.Were in an offensive funk that started before this series, and theres not really much you can do about that, Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said. We barreled up a lot of balls again today, but they were either right at someone or they ran them down.Verlander struck out nine and walked two. Minnesotas Ervin Santana allowed one run and six hits in seven-plus innings.Santana hadnt allowed a homer since June 19, but Kinsler sent his first pitch of the game over the fence in left, tying the score at 1. The Tigers had only one more baserunner through five innings, then squandered opporttunities in the sixth, seventh, eighth and ninth. Cheap Ray Ban Sunglasses Outlet. .Detroit had runners on first and second and nobody out in the sixth when Cameron Maybin hit into a double play. The Tigers had men on second and third in the seventh when James McCann flied out to end the inning. With two on and two out in the eighth, Victor Martinez sent a drive to left-center, but Rosario made a running catch before hitting the wall.Detroit had two hits in the ninth but didnt score.STOPPAGEThere was a delay in the seventh when a fan ran onto the field and eluded security for a while. He eventually stopped around the edge of the infield and was tackled.It was a rather long delay, Twins manager Paul Molitor said. You can find humor in it, I guess, but I think with everything that goes on these days, my first reaction is get the heck out of the way. You just dont want to take any chances. I think that was affirmed by the tackle.ROSTER MOVESMolitor said RHP Neil Ramirez has cleared waivers and will be sent to Triple-A Rochester. The Twins will recall LHP Buddy Boshers.TRAINERS ROOMTigers: RHP Jordan Zimmermann (right neck strain) is expected to throw a bullpen session Thursday, and Ausmus says if that goes well, hell probably go on a rehab assignment Sunday. ... OF Tyler Collins was scratched before the game because of neck spasms. ... LHP Daniel Norris (right oblique strain) will have another rehab start Saturday.UP NEXTTwins: RHP Tyler Duffey (5-6) takes the mound Thursday night in the opener of a four-game series at Boston. 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A father whose son was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma has called for further research into a possible link between cancer and rubber material found on artificial pitches. Nike Shox R4 Uomo . Nigel Maguires son, Lewis, 18, was a triallist at Leeds United when the promising goalkeeper fell ill two years ago.Mr Maguire, a former Cumbria NHS chief executive, wants to see more research carried out on the pitches, similar to that being done in the United States, despite FIFA and the Manufacturers Associations assertion the synthetic surfaces are safe. A previous study in the US claimed there is a link between the use of the rubber on the artificial pitches, which is made from recycled tyres, and cancer. The only research that they have conducted, and they have done some, and that is to their credit, is they have looked at whether vapours or gasses are released when this crumb rubber is spread on the pitches, Mr Maguire told Sky Sports News HQ. Nigel Maguire, whos son has been diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma, has called for more research into a possible link between cancer and crumb rubber on 3G pitches Under normal atmospheric conditions the research is clear - there is no adverse gasses coming from this crumb rubber. However, they have not done, as far as Im aware, any research as to what the impact is of actually ingesting this stuff, actually swallowing it, getting it into your eyes, getting it into your mucus, getting it into your cuts and grazes.The idea of asking children to effectively take half a teaspoon of this stuff every week, swallow it and then think that was a good idea - no, I dont think that is a good idea.I will only rest assured when I know more detailed research has actually been done on this and that people can very clearly say there is no direct link. Then Ill rest easy, but in the meantime I am not going to let this one go and I am going to work with my colleagues in America.The Football Association wants to double the number of full-sized 3G pitches in English grassroots football by 2020 but, while they believe there is no scientific evidence linking the crumb rubber to cancer, the FA says it will monitor the situation. Report claims link between 3G pitches and cancer A US study claims there is a link between the rubber used on 3G pitches and cancer Lewis saw former US Womens soccer international Amy Griffin talk on Sky Sports News HQ about a survey she had carried out surrounding the artificial pitches and their potential risks.I was diagnosed, then I got better and thought everything was done and I played on the 3G surfaces again and was told I was ill again and I didnt think anything of it, Lewis said. But I was watching Sky Sports News and she mentioned that two people she knew that played on it got lymphoma, which is what I had, so that was when I got a bit concerned.And then she mentioned she did a survey on 160 footballers that got it and 60 per cent of them were goalkeepers and to say there is only one goalkeeper in a team of 11, that is pretty bad. Playing on it might not be bad but swallowing it and getting into your cuts cant be great as you dont know what it is.Asked if he had swallowed the rubber pellets, Lewis said: Quite a lot because you are on the floor and its going up in the air every time you dive and a lot of the time you realise it is in your mouth so a lot of the time Id have been swallowing it as well.I just carried on with my game because you dont think that if it is on thousands of pitches across the world it is going to have any sort of effect on you.His father says three US government agencies - the Environmental Protection Agency, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Consumer Product Safety Commission - will undertake an independent review into the health impact of people playing on the rubber.They are spending $2m (£1.4m) on undertaking a piece of research because of their concerns, because questions need to be answered, he said. I am calling upon the government and sports governing bodies to answer those questions directly and not to hide behind the industry response which is they have conducted the research. They have conducted some but, in my view, not nearly enough. A new artificial pitch English footballs governing body examined many studies on artificial surfaces from the University of California and the Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute, among others.An FA spokesperson said: The numerous scientific studies conducted by government agencies around the world, and undertaken by independent experts have all validated the human health and environmental safety of 3G pitches and crumb rubber.The FA adheres to the latest independent evidence which indicates that 3G pitches in the UK which are built to industry-standard specifications are safe.A FIFA spokesperson said: FIFAs Medical Assessment and Research Center (F-MARC) in cooperation with UEFA conducted an analysis of this matter in 2006.At that time, the conclusion was clear: the available body of scientific research on this issue did not substantiate the assumption that cancer resulting from exposure to SBR granulate infills in artificial turf could potentially occur. Since then, several independent research have been conducted - the latest being from 2015 - reaching similar conclusions. 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Washington (4-3-1) actually leads Detroit (5-4) by percentage points for the final spot.A corrected version of the story is below:Another tight victory pulls Lions closer to 1st placeBy NOAH TRISTERAP Sports WriterALLEN PARK, Mich. -- In every game theyve played this season, the Detroit Lions have been trailing or tied at some point in the final two minutes of regulation.Perhaps thats why they approached last weekends predicament at Minnesota with so much poise.Down three with 17 seconds remaining and no timeouts, Matthew Stafford completed a 27-yard pass to Andre Roberts. Then the Lions calmly rushed to the line, and Stafford was able to spike the ball, setting up Matt Praters 58-yard field goal that tied it. Detroit beat the Vikings 22-16 in overtime .I think you have to attribute it to the guys that we have on the field, coach Jim Caldwell said. They function pretty well in tight situations. Its that old saying about, you dont rise to the occasion but you sink to the level of your preparation, and our guys have prepared I think pretty well.The Lions (5-4) have had plenty of drama already this season, with every game decided by seven points or fewer. They needed field goals in the final two minutes to beat Indianapolis, Philadelphia and Los Angeles -- and Praters kick against Minnesota saved Sundays game. Detroit also beat Washington last month on a touchdown with 16 seconds remaining.Add it all up, and the Lions are a half-game out of first place in the NFC North as they head into their bye week. Its a far cry from where Detroit was during its open date last season, which came after the Lions got off to a 1-7 start.Detroit shook up its front office during its bye week llast season, firing general manager Martin Mayhew and team president Tom Lewand. Scarpe Nike Shox Gravity Uomo Luxe Nere/Sciopero Verde AR1470-003. The Lions won six of their final eight games after that. It wasnt enough to salvage the season, but the playoffs are in reach in 2016.After falling behind 16-13 on Sunday when Minnesota scored a touchdown with 23 seconds left, the Lions took over at their own 25. Golden Tate caught an 8-yard pass and went out of bounds, then Stafford found Roberts in the middle of the field.Detroit hustled to the line, being careful to line up properly and avoid a penalty. Stafford spiked the ball with 2 seconds left, and Praters kick was down the middle.That is perfect execution from everybody, said Tate, who ended up scoring the winning touchdown in overtime. That situation with 23 seconds and no timeouts, I wont say were done, and mentally you know it is not over until it says zero on the clock.Caldwell said his players practice situations like that and have developed confidence.We go through every conceivable situation in the league, he said. If we see some that are a little precarious and a little tough ... well say, `Hey, Im going to use that one for our mock this particular week. We take those real-life examples and utilize those to try to test our team. More often than not, we take a few timeouts off of it so we make them operate with no timeouts rather than giving them a crutch.After their weekend off, the Lions have a winnable home game against a last-place Jacksonville team, and their final three home games after that are against NFC North opponents.Detroit has been in some difficult spots this season, but the Lions have turned enough of those late-game deficits into wins that theyll have a lot to play for down the stretch. Cheap Jerseys 2020 Cheap NFL Black Jerseys China NFL Jerseys White Discount NFL Jerseys Stitched NFL Jerseys Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys 2020 ' ' ' 
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