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Hall of Fame general manager Bill Polian says a draft class cant be fully measured until after their fourth season. Authentic Adrian Gonzalez Jersey . As this years rookies prepare to hit the home stretch of their first regular season, one early assessment is crystal clear: Ezekiel Elliott and Dak Prescott have been something special.While Los Angeles Jared Goff and Philadelphias Carson Wentz went 1-2 last April and have had their share of struggles as starters, it has been Dallas dynamic duo that has dominated the headlines.Besides leading the Cowboys to an 11-1 record and a playoff berth, Elliott and Prescott could achieve something very rare: teammates finishing in the top two in Offensive Rookie of the Year balloting.THE BIG D DUOElliott, who leads the league with 1,285 rushing yards and is second with 12 rushing TDs, is a favorite for Offensive Rookie of the Year. But Polian thinks Elliott should be in line for another honor.If I had a vote he would get it for MVP, said Polian, an ESPN and Sirius NFL Radio analyst who built Buffalo and Indianapolis into Super Bowl contenders. He is an incredible talent. He makes a difference on every level.Elliott, the fourth overall pick, set a league rookie record with four straight games of 130-plus yards, and has 20 or more carries in all but two games.Prescott, who has 2,974 passing yards and 19 touchdown passes, has been on quite a roll the past five games with 10 TDs, no interceptions and a 123.2 passer rating. Whether the fourth-round pick can become the first rookie quarterback to start a Super Bowl remains an intriguing question.Dak is doing well. He is getting looks that he normally wouldnt see because the defense is concerned with trying to stop Zeke on so many levels. It helps set everything up, Polian said.WENTZ AND GOFFEven though Goff has yet to win and Wentz is struggling after a great opening stretch, Polian has liked the development of both quarterbacks and thinks they continue to be on schedule.Goff, who got his first start in Week 11, has four touchdowns and three interceptions. His biggest highlight so far: three first-half TD passes in his first road start Week 12 against New Orleans.Wentz is the second quarterback since the merger to start the season 3-0. He didnt throw an interception in his first 134 attempts, but has 11 in 318 attempts since.HILL MAKING LATE RUNKansas Citys Tyreek Hill is someone to keep an eye on as he makes a late bid for top offensive rookie honors. The wide receiver, a fifth-round pick, is the first player in the Super Bowl era to have receiving, rushing, kick and punt return touchdowns.In a Week 12 overtime win at Denver, he became the first rookie since Gale Sayers in 1965 to score with a run, catch and return.The dynamic speedster has five touchdowns over his past three games, including two in Thursday nights win over Oakland as the Chiefs took the lead in the AFC West. He said after the game, I guess its falling into place. Dante Hall told me to dream big and that is what I started to do.For what Hill has accomplished on the field -- he has nine touchdowns this season -- some have not forgotten he is less than two years removed from pleading guilty to a domestic violence charge while at Oklahoma State. The NFL took plenty of criticism over having Hill as part of the header on its Twitter account two weeks ago.BEST TURNAROUND FROM DRAFT DAYLaremy Tunsil made news for all the wrong reasons on draft day. There was the video posted on his Twitter account that showed him wearing a gas mask and smoking something from a bong, plummeting his status.But the offensive lineman has played well for the Dolphins, allowing only half a sack in 10 starts.Tunsil has started at both left guard and left tackle, becoming the first rookie in team history to start at least one game at both guard and tackle.I told him with great power comes great responsibility. Hes starting to learn that and did a good job fighting through his injury, left tackle Brandon Albert said. Its something hes learning. That shows what he has in him.OTHER LINEMEN MAKING IMPACTTennessee right tackle Jake Conklin has allowed only half a sack, but his true strength is run blocking. The Titans are third in the league in rushing and DeMarco Murray is second to Elliott.With how coach (Mike) Mularkey and (general manager) Jon Robinson talked about what they wanted to create here, its panning out with what I was hoping to see, Conklin said. With a run team and pound people and create that M.O. where were going to be physical throughout the whole game. Ive really liked what Ive been able to be a part of.Baltimores Ronnie Stanley, the first lineman taken at sixth overall, has started eight games at left tackle after missing four early in the season due to a foot injury. Detroits Taylor Decker has also started every game at left tackle, while third-round pick Graham Glasgow has become the starting left guard.DEFENSE STILL A RACEDespite missing the first five games due to a holdout and then injury, San Diego defensive lineman Joey Bosa has 5 1-2 sacks, nine tackles for loss and 15 quarterback hits in eight games. But Bosa had a stretch of only half a sack in four games.Atlanta safety Keanu Neal, a first-round pick, leads rookies in tackles (79) despite missing the first two games due to injury. Neal also has four forced fumbles and two tackles for loss.Chicago linebacker Leonard Floyd, who went ninth overall, leads rookies with seven sacks, also has returned a fumble for a touchdown and managed a safety last week against San Francisco.FOUR OTHER ROOKIE STANDOUTSMichael Thomas, WR, New Orleans: The former Ohio State standout and first-round pick leads rookie receivers in receptions (69), yards (831) and touchdowns (seven). Hes having the best rookie season of any Saints WR since Marques Colston in 2006.Jordan Howard, RB, Chicago: The fifth-round pick has been overshadowed by Elliott, but he is 117 yards away from 1,000 and is only the third Chicago rookie to have five 100-yard games.Chris Jones, DT, Chiefs: The second-round pick has developed into an effective pass rusher; Pro Football Focus has him with 31 pressures. He would be getting more attention for defensive honors if he had more than two sacks.Deion Jones, LB, Falcons: The second-round pick is second on the team in tackles with 74 and has quickly become one of the leaders of the defense with signal-calling responsibilities.UNDRAFTED GEMSRobert Kelley, RB, Washington: Kelley has started the past five games and is third among rookies in rushing yards (524).Briean Boddy-Calhoun, DB, Cleveland: He is the only rookie this season with a sack and interception. He also has two picks, including a pick-6 in his debut Week 3 at Miami.DISAPPOINTING STARTSRobert Nkemdiche, DT, Arizona: Two weeks ago, coach Bruce Arians called out Nkemdiche for lack of work ethic and immaturity. It is the second straight year the Cardinals have gotten minimal production from their first-round pick (D.J. Humphries).Laquon Treadwell, WR, Minnesota: The first-round pick has only one reception for 15 yards and has been inactive for three games.Roberto Aguayo, K, Tampa Bay: The second-round pick is 15 of 22 on field goals, the worst percentage of any kicker in the league this season.---AP Pro Football Writer Teresa M. Walker and Sport Writer Steven Wine contributed.---For more NFL coverage: http://www.pro32.ap.org and http://www.twitter.com/AP-NFL---Follow Joe Reedy on Twitter at www.twitter.com/joereedy Authentic Darryl Strawberry Jersey . PAUL, Minn. Authentic Mike Piazza Jersey . -- Stanfords Kevin Danser knelt on one knee and hardly moved on the sideline as Michigan State celebrated its Rose Bowl victory and his Cardinal teammates made their way to the locker room. http://www.cheapmetsjerseys.us/ . Bryant, who signed a five-year, $34 million contract as a free agent with Cleveland in March, reported symptoms on Monday morning, a team spokesman said. RIO DE JANEIRO -- The Olympics are normally a prime place for politicians to schmooze, tout their work and bask in the limelight in hopes of boosting popularity or gearing up for a re-election bid.But a presidential impeachment trial and widespread anger over corruption and a tanking economy are making for strange times in Brazil. Top politicians have stayed away from Olympic venues and stayed mostly silent on social media.The Aug. 5 opening ceremony was the last time a top Brazilian politician was seen anywhere near an Olympic event, and it didnt go well: Interim President Michel Temer was blasted with boos by thousands at Maracana Stadium when he declared the games open.Since then, he has congratulated Brazilian medal winners on Twitter and visited the media center but has otherwise stayed holed up in the capital of Brasilia. Temer aides confirmed that he wont attend Sundays closing ceremony.Suspended President Dilma Rousseff has also stayed away. Rousseff was impeached in May for breaking fiscal rules in her management of the federal budget. Rousseff has repeatedly denied wrongdoing, calling the movement to remove her coup.Next Thursday, just days after the games end, the Senate is expected to begin several days of debate that will culminate in a vote on whether Rousseff is permanently removed. Brazils first female president was invited to the opening ceremony but chose not to attend, in her words, in a secondary position.Alexandre Barros, a political consultant in Brasilia, said the unsettled political situation has likely paralyzed Temer and Rousseff, as it has the country over the past year.We have a suspended president, an interim president and another former president with an uncertain future, said Rousseff, referring to ex-President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. Nobody knows who is in charge.Silva spearheaded Rios winning Olympic bid in 2009, but his popularity tanked when he got caught up in the probe of a kickback scheme at state oil company Petrobras. Cheap Mets Jerseys Free Shipping. He now faces a trial on obstruction of justice charges, and the man most responsible for getting the games to Rio has not attended any event.Both Rousseff and Temer have also been at the epicenter of the colossal investigation that has led to the jailing of dozens of politicians and top businessmen. Much of the corruption at Petrobras happened during the 13 years that Rousseffs Workers Party was in office. While Rousseff has not been personally implicated, many blame her for not doing more.Temer, meantime, has been fingered for bribery by witnesses who have reached plea deals with prosecutors, though so far he has not been charged.Brazilians have a lot to be mad about. Latin Americas most-populous nation is mired in its worst recession in decades. Inflation remains high, and layoffs are a daily occurrence. The Zika virus, which kept some Olympic athletes away, has ravaged thousands of families in poor, northeastern states. And the political crisis has both exacerbated problems and made enacting much-needed reforms all but impossible.The AWOL politicians stand in stark contrast to the two previous Olympic Games in Beijing and London, when leaders were often seen making the rounds. Just think of then-London Mayor Boris Johnson dangling from a zip-wire in Victoria Park during the 2012 Summer Games.In Rio, even lower-level ministers -- including the sports minister -- stayed away.Said Sen. Camilo Capiberibe of the Brazilian Socialist Party: People dont feel represented by us. They dont want us in the Olympic arenas because they feel we didnt help make things better in Brazil.---Mauricio Savarese on Twitter: http://twitter.com/MSavaresePeter Prengaman on Twitter: http://twitter.com/peterprengaman Disocunt Football JerseysChina Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Free Shipping Jerseys NFL Cheap Wholesale Jerseys 2020 Wholesale NFL Womens Jerseys Jerseys NFL China ' ' '
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1 Number of batsmen who have made a hundred at No. Authentic Josh Sweat Jersey . 7 or lower from a team score lower than Sri Lankas 26 for 5, when Dhananjaya de Silva came in to bat in this innings. Moin Khan had hit 117 against Sri Lanka in Sialkot in 1995-96 with Pakistan struggling at 15 for 5 in their second innings.1 Number of Sri Lanka batsmen at No. 7 or lower to have hit a Test century against Australia before de Silva. Romesh Kaluwitharana had made 132 at the same venue in Sri Lankas first innings in 1992. On that occasion though, Asanka Gurusinha and Arjuna Ranatunga had also got hundreds in that innings.81.00 Dinesh Chandimals batting average at No. 6 or lower when he comes in to bat with Sri Lankas total at fewer than 100 runs. His unbeaten 64 in this innings is his fifth score of fifty or more in such situations. He has failed to score a fifty in such innings only on four occasions.1 Number of sixth-wicket stands that have added more runs than de Silva and Chandimal from a team score of lower than 50 runs. Abdul Razzaq and Inzamam-ul-Haq added 206 runs for the sixth wicket in Georgetown in 2000 after Pakistan had lost five wickets for 39. 2006 Last time before de Silva anyone had got a Test hundred batting at No. 7 or lower from a team score of less than 50 runs. Kamran Akmal had helped Pakistan script an incredible recovery following a hat-trick by Irfan Pathan in the Karachi Test on that occasion. Akmal had made 113 at No. 8 with Pakistan tottering at 39 for 6. There are only five other occasions, excluding de Silvas and Akmals, when batsmen at No. 7 or lower have got hundreds in a Test innings from such situations.1 Number of times Sri Lanka have lost half their side for a lower score than their 26 for 5 in this innings. New Zealand had had them five down for just 18 runs in their second innings of the Kandy Test in 1983-84.25 Runs scored by Sri Lankas top-five batsmen in their first innings - their fourth lowest in a Test innings when all five of them have been dismissed. The last time they aggregated fewer runs in an innings was at the same venue in 2005-06, against Pakistan, when they scored only 19 runs.2.40 Dimuth Karunaratnes batting average against Mitchell Starc - the lowest for a batsman who has been dismissed five or more times by the same bowler in a series. This is only the fourth time in Tests since 2002 that a fast bowler has dismissed a batsman five or more times in a three-match series.26 for 5 Sri Lankas score when de Silva joined Dinesh Chandimal at the crease - this equals the lowest score from which a stand for the sixth or lower wicket has added 100 or more runs in a Test innings. The only other instance came in 1952, when Vijay Hazare and Dattu Phadkar added 105 runs in Leeds.1.61 Jon Hollands economy in this innings; he bowled five maidens and conceded just 34 runs from his 21 overs. Holland, who is playing his second Test, had made an expensive debut in Galle: his economy of 5.32 for the match was the worst for any Australia spinner to bowl at least 20 overs on debut. Authentic Matt Pryor Jersey . - The Oakland Raiders re-signed offensive lineman Khalif Barnes on Friday. Wholeasale Eagles Jerseys . -- Ohio States Urban Meyer has never had any issue acclimating to the biggest stages in college football. http://www.cheapeaglesjerseysauthentic.com/ . 24 Baylor in a Big 12 clash between teams trending in opposite directions. Andrew Wiggins made 10-of-12 from the foul line and scored 17 for Kansas (14-4, 5-0 Big 12), which capped a stretch of four straight games against ranked opponents unscathed. Which teams might surprise us?Lets use real plus-minus (RPM) projections to reveal five teams that might be better than you expect. Disocunt Football Jerseys China Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Free Shipping Jerseys NFL Cheap Wholesale Jerseys 2020 Wholesale NFL Womens Jerseys Jerseys NFL China ' ' '
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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. Authentic David Justice Jersey . -- Meet Lorenzo Doss, the newest member of the No Fly Zone.The speedy second-year cornerback has been buried deep in Denvers depth chart. But the fifth-round draft pick out of Tulane in 2015 had a terrific training camp and came up huge against San Diego on Sunday when Aqib Talib and Kayvon Webster were injured.Hes been making plays all year, safety Darian Stewart said. Doss is a playmaker, and thats what people dont know about him.Thats because his slew of interceptions, including two pick-sixes of Mark Sanchez, came in training camp this summer, and his interception of Chicagos Brian Hoyer, came in the preseason opener.Doss played 40 snaps Sunday against San Diego after Webster pulled a hamstring in the first quarter with Talib in street clothes because of a bad back.He had two of Denvers 13 pass breakups in the Broncos 27-19 victory .The first one resulted in an interception by Stewart that Denver turned into a touchdown. The other was a game-saving deflection on fourth-and-goal with 2:40 remaining when Philip Rivers tried to zing a pass to tight end Hunter Henry.Let the quarterbacks keep trying him, Stewart said. Hes going to make plays on them.Doss played in six games as a rookie but had only played in one game, against Atlanta, this season. When Talibs back tightened on him during Saturdays walkthrough, coach Gary Kubiak decided to activate Doss against the Chargers.Doss could be higher on other teams depth charts and maybe farther along in his career had he been drafted elsewhere, but he believes being on the Broncos is a blessing even if hes biding his time in this star-studded secondary.You feed off the talent, Doss said. Bradley (Roby) goes out there and gets a pick-six early in the game. We were talking about it right before that. We were saying, `Hey, weve got to go get our hands on the ball. That was something we were stressing. And he goes out there and he gets a pick-six. So, then, Im like: `OK, Ive got make a play. Its my turn.So I get my hands on the ball. And D-Stew ends up picking it off. And then T.J., right after that he gets a pick. Its just our mindset in this locker room. We all have to make plays, be game-changers.Doss also got his fingertips on a third pass, but that one somehow was pulled in by wide receiver Travis Benjamin for a one-handed, 14-yard touchdown catch late in the third quarter.Oh, I think my coverage was pretty good, Doss said. I mean, when somebody makes a play like that, you think to yourself, you can always play it a little better. He made a good play. Hes a good receiver.Doss stayed down for a bit, putting a scare into Denvers sideline for a few seconds. But it was just that his calves had cramped when he jumped. So he got some water and did some stretching.It was no big deal because I was in right after that, Doss said.Good thing, too, because Denvers sixth win came down to a goal line stand in the closing minutes in which Rivers threw four times from the 2, all incompletions. Hurried on first and second downs, Rivers threw the ball away. Then, he overthrew Antonio Gates with rookie safety Will Parks in coverage on third down before testing Doss on fourth down with a quick throw at the goal line.Doss read the play perfectly, stepped in front of Henry and knocked down the pass.I mean, from first down to fourth, I thought it was coming my way, Doss said. That whole series, I thought the ball was coming at me, and I was ready for it.Yeah, Im definitely expecting that, Doss said. And my mindset is if they come at me, Im going to make the play. I aint going to back down.Said Kubiak: This has to be a big game in Doss career.There are moments in your career where you come in, gain confidence that you can do something, Kubiak said. He got put on the spot and made some really big plays in the game, so Im looking forward to him building off that.---AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and AP NFL Twitter feed: www.twitter.com/AP-NFL---Follow AP Pro Football Writer Arnie Melendrez Stapleton on Twitter: http://twitter.com/arniestapleton Wholesale Braves Jerseys Authentic .Y. -- The Buffalo Sabres have recalled forward Kevin Porter and defenceman Chad Ruhwedel from the minors as part of a five-player roster shuffle made by the NHLs worst team. Braves Jerseys From China . -- Charline Labonte couldnt have asked for a better homecoming. http://www.cheapbravesjerseys.us/authentic-tom-glavine-jersey/ . -- Three close looks at the bucket, three misses.Hull FC laid down an early marker in Super League XXI with a comfortable 42-20 victory over Salford Red Devils at the KC Stadium on Friday. Lee Radfords squad looked in good shape heading into the round one fixture and his new recruits did not disappoint in a dominant performance from the hosts.Leon Pryce and Josh Griffin traded early tries but the Airlie Birds never looked back after Mahe Fonua marked his debut with a try. Fellow new boy Carlos Tuimavave rounded off the first-half scoring after Jordan Thompson and Fetuli Talanoa had given the Black and Whites breathing space.A bad night for the Red Devils got worse as Josh Bowden, Jack Logan and Jamie Shaul all crossed early in the second period. Junior Sau scored either side of Niall Evalds effort to give the travelling Salford fans some cheer but Ian Watsons side were second best by a distance.It took Hull just four minutes to get their season up and running as the scheming Danny Houghton found a hole in Salfords defence and gave Pryce a clear run to the line.The Red Devils slowly worked their way into the contest and drew level when Griffin took Saus offload to touch down and then added the extras.Former New Zealand back-rower Frank Pritchard was introduced and he was heavily involved in the build-up to Hulls second try which was again created by Houughton, whose well-weighted kick to the corner was collected and grounded by Fonua. Womens Atlanta Braves Jerseys. The Hull winger spurned an opportunity to double his tally when he failed to gather a loose ball but it mattered little as Thompson took former Salford prop Scott Taylors pass to go in under the posts from the resultant scrum.That try knocked the stuffing out of the Red Devils, who were staring down the barrel of an embarrassing defeat after Tuimavave put Talanoa over in the corner before powering over himself minutes later.The 26-6 half-time scoreline suitably reflected the opening 40 minutes and Hull picked up where they left off after the break, with Bowden the next to cross from Pryces offload close to the line.Logan took Sika Manus flick pass to get his name on the board and Hull broke the 40-point mark when Shaul collected his own kick to score.Salford stemmed the tide courtesy of Saus try after good work from Ben Murdoch-Masila but they found themselves down to 12 men when Tommy Lee was sin-binned for punching.The Red Devils dug deep to cross through Evalds and Sau again but Hull had long secured the points.Watch Salford in Super League action at home to St Helens on Thursday, live on Sky Sports 2 HD from 7.30pm. Hull FC travel to face Catalans on Saturday, February 13, live on Sky Sports 3 HD from 4.55pm. Disocunt Football Jerseys China Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Free Shipping Jerseys NFL Cheap Wholesale Jerseys 2020 Wholesale NFL Womens Jerseys Jerseys NFL China ' ' '
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TORONTO -- The Toronto Blue Jays have added depth at catcher for the stretch run by re-acquiring veteran switch-hitter Dioner Navarro from the Chicago White Sox. Womens San Diego Padres Jerseys .The Blue Jays sent minor league left-hander Colton Turner to Chicago in Fridays waiver deal. Navarro is likely to be the backup in Toronto behind Russell Martin.Navarro was texting with a Toronto player when White Sox general manager Rick Hahn interrupted to tell him of the trade.The player was asking him if he had heard anything about them possibly going after him again. When I was explaining to him he had been traded he started typing in, Yeah, I just heard something, Hahn said.Navarro, 32, spent two seasons with the Blue Jays before signing a one-year, $4 million deal with the White Sox as a free agent in December. He has struggled this season, hitting .210 with six homers and 32 RBIs in 85 games.Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins said Navarro was excited by the opportunity to reunite with his former team.I could see the smile through the phone, Atkins said. This should be a boost of energy for him, coming into a contender.Toronto entered play Friday tied with Boston atop the American League East.Atkins said Torontos coaching staff was also pleased to hear Navarro was returning.They were extremely excited about, not just what he means as a catcher, but just an overall teammate, he said.Navarro is expected to join the Blue Jays in Baltimore on Monday, Atkins said. Knuckleballer R.A. Dickey, who typically works with catcher Josh Thole, is set to start against Minnesota on Sunday.Atkins said the Blue Jays continue to explore further moves.At this point, you have to be really aggressive to get something done, he said. Every day well look to make this team better, but theres nothing imminent.The White Sox were looking to clear a roster spot with catcher Alex Avila set to come off the disabled list.Turner, 25, has split time between Class A and Double-A this season, going 3-1 with a 1.33 ERA in 44 games.Hes 94-95 (mph) on the fastball, plus slider with good command, Hahn said of Turner. Hes effective against both righties and lefties, so hopefully his role wont be limited to simply matching up against lefties. Authentic Chase Headley Jersey . Its 1987 and a Brazilian playmaker, known as Mirandinha, is being paraded around St James Park to the passionate Newcastle fans. Padres Jerseys Outlet . -- Kyrie Irvings last-minute 3-pointer helped seal another victory for Cleveland -- and the Cavaliers longest winning streak since LeBron James left. http://www.cheapdiegopadresjerseys.us/ . U.S. District Judge Lorna G. Schofield in Manhattan agreed that lawyers on both sides could make their formal requests by Nov. 8. A hearing is scheduled for a day earlier. Jordan Siev, a lawyer for Rodriguez, wrote in a joint letter to the judge from lawyers on both sides that MLB lawyers planned to ask that the lawsuit be dismissed. This story appears in ESPN The Magazines November 14 Pain Issue. Subscribe today!BROKEN LEG, NO big deal: clean line through the tibia. A Chargers defensive back landed on me in the end zone. Didnt feel like much, just a little click in my ankle. I jogged to the sideline, and one of my Broncos teammates ran on for me. Theres always someone ready to run on.You OK? a coach asked. I think so, I said, and tried to walk it off, then sat on the bench. The game ended, and I limped across the field toward the locker room, my cleats scraping the concrete in the dilapidated bowels of San Diegos Qualcomm Stadium.Pain does not deter an NFL player. It lights the way.Every hit induces pain; the very essence of football is to submit your opponent through force. You learn very early that football is pain, that humans covered in metal and hard plastic colliding at top speed is going to hurt. But America rewards the boys who act as if it doesnt. So hit me again! Harder! Thats how you climb the football ladder: one lie at a time.The Broncos put me on injured reserve the day after I broke my leg, ending my 2004 season. Someone handed me a few bottles of pain meds and anti-inflammatories. Make sure you finish these, they said. They only work if you finish them. I was still a young player in the NFL and hadnt yet started to question the protocol, so I ate all of my pills like a good boy, and I disappeared into the dark world of rehab. This is how it starts. My team was on a playoff run. I was on Percocet.Next season, the team moved me to tight end and I had to gain weight: 25 pounds in three months. By June, I had my new body. I still knew how to run like a receiver, but my frame couldnt support the new torque. In training camp, I pulled my right hamstring, high up near my tailbone. No time to be hurt, though. I was trying to make the team at a new position.The pain was manageable, but it wasnt healing fast enough. I looked around the training room, littered with broken bodies and sad men hopping around on one foot, hooked up to machines. I had to get out of there. I expressed my anxiousness to the training staff -- and out came the needles. Two injections of Kenalog into the hamstring attachment, chased with another bottle of pills, and I was back on the field.I made the team, but the hamstring never fully healed and I spent most of the 2005 season on the bench. Come the next April, we were back at it. Pills before practice and a Toradol shot before every game. Toradol is a powerful anti-inflammatory that dulls the pain. It was our Superman juice. A crew of us lined up the night before games. We needed our capes.But nothing comes for free. We would all pay the price in the days that followed, and possibly for the rest of our lives. Toradol thins the blood. Players who filed class actions alleging misuse of the drug say it worsened the effect of cooncussions, among other things. Authentic Tyson Ross Jersey. In 2007, my groin muscle popped off the bone on a kickoff. Thwap! At the hospital, blood was extracted from my arm and put in a centrifuge. Then it was injected back into the muscle attachment, a procedure called platelet-rich plasma injection, or PRP. I went on injured reserve and -- just like that -- my season was over. Percocet again followed, along with his trusty sidekick, depression.But I was older now, and I knew what was waiting at the bottom of that bottle: addiction. I watched it eat up my friends. So instead of diving back into the black river of pills, I decided to exercise the green option. I took no pills. I only inhaled can-nabis, and I healed quickly and com-pletely, through optimistic rehabilitation sessions and $100 worth of marijuana. During practice in Week 12 of my sixth and final season, the same problematic hamstring finally popped off the bone. Thwap! Season over, career soon to follow. A month or so later, I was fired by the Broncos new head coach, Josh McDaniels. His assistant left a message on the answering machine at my parents house. There are no happy endings to this story.Im now seven years removed from football. Recently, I was at the gym and feeling good. Sometimes when Im lifting weights, the blood starts flowing and I taste it again: the Immortal Man.Well, the Immortal Man put 225 pounds on his back and did a set of squats. I felt something jam in the lower spine, and the next day I could hardly walk. Sleeping was difficult. No position was comfortable. I have scar tissue along my lower spine, compressed disks, swollen and inflamed, that will never go away.The difference now is that I get to choose how to treat it. No one hands me an orange bottle. No one puts a needle in my back. Pills might kill the pain, but cannabis reframes it, allowing a speedier recovery and a more complete understanding of the injury. The propensity to kill the pain outright has helped create a dishonest relationship between a players body and the game of football. I guess some would argue that the NFLs approach to pain management works. Look how popular the sport is, after all. Look at the revenue. But in the process, the NFL turns some of the strongest members of our species into pill-popping hospital patients.We shouldnt forget about the human beings -- our brothers, fathers, husbands and sons -- who breathe life into an industry fueled by pain and sacrifice. We all end up broken in the end.Nate Jacksons memoir, Slow Getting Up: A Story of NFL Survival From the Bottom of the Pile, was published in 2013. His latest book, Fantasy Man: A Former NFL Players Descent Into the Brutality of Fantasy Football, was published by HarperCollins in September. Disocunt Football Jerseys China Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Free Shipping Jerseys NFL Cheap Wholesale Jerseys 2020 Wholesale NFL Womens Jerseys Jerseys NFL China ' ' '
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RENTON, Wash. Thomas Welsh Jersey . -- Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman said Wednesday the public isnt listening to the message NFL players are trying to send with their actions during the national anthem.While some fans are obsessing about whether players take a knee, raise a fist or lock arms during the national anthem before games, Sherman said they should be talking about the reasons why players are protesting.More videos have come out of guys getting killed, and I think people are still missing the point, Sherman said. The reason these guys are kneeling, the reason were locking arms is to bring people together to make people aware that this is not right. Its not right for people to get killed in the street.Sherman did not take questions during his media availability. Instead, he walked to the podium, said a few words about this weeks opponent San Francisco and then gave a two-minute statement about what players have wanted to accomplish.Shermans message came after a pair of police shootings this week, one in Charlotte, North Carolina, another in Tulsa, Oklahoma.I do a lot of community service. I go out there and try to help kids and try to encourage them to be better and to aspire to more, he said. And when you tell a kid, `When youre dealing with police, just put your hands up and comply with everything, and theres still a chance of them getting shot and no repercussions for anyone, thats an unfortunate time to be living. Thats an unfortunate place to be in.Shermans statement came as the Seahawks are preparing to face San Francisco on Sunday. Teammate Doug Baldwin told reporters in the Bay Area that members of the Seahawks have had extensive conversations with Colin Kaepernick, who started the conversation with his decision to first sit and then kneel during the national anthem.Its not just the NFL landscape. Its across the country right now, Baldwin said. Obviously, we wouldnt be having this conversation if it wasnt for him bringing it to light. He stood on the table and shouted and got everybodys attention. And now we have to work on the follow through collectively.While Kapenerick and other players have chosen to kneel or raise fists during the anthem, the Seahawks have stood with coaches and players interlocking arms for the first two weeks of the season. Seattle defensive back Jeremy Lane sat during the final preseason game in Oakland but has stood with his teammates the past two weeks.When a guy takes a knee, you can ignore it. You can say hes not being patriotic, hes not honoring the flag, Sherman said. 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With the football season and AFL trade period over, clubs now know what picks theyll be taking to the national draft in Sydney on November 25.But which club will pick what player, and when?ESPN.com.au AFL draft expert Christopher Doerre - aka Knightmare - may have the answers, unveiling his first phantom draft for 2016.As well as attending live games during the season, Doerre pores through match vision, analyses the stats and talks to industry sources to ensure he can offer the most insightful analysis.His phantom draft is only for the first two rounds of the draft, and will be updated and extended several times ahead of the event itself.ROUND ONEPick one: Essendon Who theyll pick: Hugh McCluggage Why he goes here: Essendon have the enviable decision between North Ballarat Rebel Hugh McCluggage and Sandringham Dragon Andrew McGrath. The choice likely is the 185cm, 75kg, McCluggage, who features up the top of most draft boards around the country. He has earned top spot through his production, consistency, improvement and hurt factor. McCluggage is arguably the cleanest ground-level player and the best ball user in this draft. There is also no-one else like him at hitting inside 50m targets and finishing from anywhere on goal.Pick two: GWS Who theyll pick: Andrew McGrath Why he goes here: If Essendon take McCluggage, GWS will have the player who is believed to be No. 1 on their draft board. With star defender Heath Shaw turning 31 in November, McGrath would get the experience of playing alongside and being mentored by Shaw with a view to eventually succeeding him as GWS primary rebounder and runner from the back half. At 179cm, 75kg, McGrath is the best in the draft at providing run-and-carry with ball in hand and there are few juniors in recent memory who provide the overlap run in support that McGrath does.Pick three: Brisbane Who theyll pick: Ben Ainsworth Why he goes here: Brisbane may bid on Gold Coasts Academy midfielder Jack Bowes here. If Brisbane bid on Bowes, Gold Coast are sure to match Brisbanes bid. Given this, 179cm, 74kg forward, Ben Ainsworth is Brisbanes probable first choice. Ainsworth up forward is a match-up nightmare with his enormous vertical leap and his vice-like strong marking overhead. He is also capable of pushing up through the midfield.Pick four: Gold Coast Who theyll pick: Jack Scrimshaw Why he goes here: At 193cm, 80kg, Scrimshaw is a utility with outstanding evasive movement through traffic and a long, damaging kick that can break games open. Gold Coast are believed to have strong interest in the Sandringham premiership player, and if not, with this selection are likely to pick him with one of their following choices.Pick five: Carlton Who theyll pick: Will Brodie Why he goes here: As a best available selection, Brodie would be a terrific compliment to Patrick Cripps in tight as one of this years standout stoppage players. Brodie, 189cm, 82kg, is an immediate player who wins first possession at stoppages and displays excellent speed, agility and work-rate by position. He is a proven performer against mature VFL bodies and lifts when the game is on the line.Pick six: Gold Coast Who theyll pick: Jack Bowes Why he goes here: If Brisbane bid pick three for Bowes, Gold Coast will certainly match the bid to get their prized Academy prospect. Bowes, a 187cm, 78kg classy, ball-winning midfielder, has the versatility to push forward and have an impact. He is likely to push for senior games from early in the season after a number of promising NEAFL performances late in the year.Pick seven: Fremantle Who theyll pick: Tim English Why he goes here: If English and Sam Petrevski-Seton are both available, Fremantle have a challenging decision ahead of them. With Aaron Sandilands in the twilight of his career and Jonathon Griffin a 30-year-old, WAs late-blooming ruckman English might be the choice. He stands at 204cm, 86kg and if picked by Fremantle would be groomed to become the clubs No. 1 ruckman. His improvement this season has been notable, with his skills, mobility and disposal numbers better than some midfielders.Pick eight: Gold Coast Who theyll pick: Sam Petrevski-Seton Why he goes here: At this stage, GWS Academy midfield star Will Setterfield may receive a bid from Gold Coast which GWS would match. With GWS sure to match any reasonable bids for Setterfield, Petrevski-Seton, if still available, is a likely choice here. Petrevski-Seton, 181cm, 76kg, has in recent years built a reputation around taking the game on at every opportunity with his acceleration, evasiveness and quick sidestep all features of his game. He displays freakishness at ground level and is a very balanced, dual-sided player.Pick nine: Sydney Who theyll pick: Oliver Florent Why he goes here: With Sydney lacking outside spread in this years AFL grand final after losing several key outside runners in the 2015 offseason, it would make sense for the Swans to replenish their outside stocks. Florent at 183cm, 74kg, fits the mould offering composure with ball in hand, a high work rate and a nice mix of acceleration and evasiveness.Pick 10: Gold Coast Who theyll pick: Tim Taranto Why he goes here: Gold Coast need help through the midfield and up forward. Sandringhams finals star Taranto helps Gold Coast fill both needs and offers them great flexibility. Taranto, 186cm, 82kg, is a ball winner through the midfield and is just as good if not better up forward. Taranto sets up teammates off half-forward with his precise skills and can push deep inside the forward 50m as well as being a deep marking target.Pick 11: North Melbourne Who theyll pick: Griffin Logue Why he goes here: Logue, a 194cm, 92kg key defender, if still available would be a suitable list fit for North Melbourne. He gives North Melbourne options having played as a key defender during the AFL Under-18 Championships or he could just as easily develop into a big-bodied, ball-winning midfielder, having shown glimpses during the second half of the season through the midfield. He finished equal first in the beep test and top five in the 3km time trial at the recent AFL Draft Combine and has a genuine power over the ground balls, which suggests a future in the midfield is possible.Pick 12: West Coast Who theyll pick: Todd Marshall Why he goes here: With star key forward Josh Kennedy turning 30 next year, Marshall, if picked here, could be his eventual successor. Key forwards generally take around four years until they become reliable at AFL level and Kennedy for those first four years of his development would be an ideal mentor for Marshall to learn his craft under. Marshall, 198cm, 87kg, is very athletic and agile and has rare cleanness at ground level for someone his height.Pick 13: Adelaide Who theyll pick: Daniel Venables Why he goes here: Adelaide at this choice may bid on GWS midfielder Harry Perryman, but GWS will match any reasonable bids for him. Given this, Venables here would be a suitable choice for Adelaide. At 186cm, 81kg, Venables is an aggressive tackler with explosive breakaway speed from stoppages who can hit the scoreboard and do damage by foot. He likely starts his career up forward and with time has the capacity to push for a midfield position.Pick 14: Port Adelaide Who theyll pick: Jy Simpkin Why he goes here: Missing the season with a broken leg, Simpkin, 181cm, 71kg when healthy can provide Port Adelaide with much needed skill and x-factor up forward or pushing up through the midfield. He is one of the best kicks into the forward 50m in this draft and displays composure with ball in hand and excellent vision. He has good acceleration and also is a good finisher around goal who can hit the scoreboard.Pick 15: GWS Who theyll pick: Will Setterfield Why he goes here: If Gold Coast bid pick No. 8 for Setterfield, GWS will certainly match. Setterfield is a strong contested-ball winning midfielder who tackles with power. He is one of the more composed players with ball in hand in this draft and shows excellent vision, lowering his eyes and often finding forward 50m targets. The 190cm, 80kg midfielder has the upside to be one of the best mids in this draft but with GWS loaded midfield, may start his career up forward where he can use his aerial marking power to have an impact.Pick 16: Brisbane Who theyll pick: Alex Witherden Why he goes here: With Brisbane lacking quality rebounders from the back half, Witherden, a 184cm, 78kg backman, would add much-needed precision ball use by foot to Brisbanes back half. With time, as he builds up his endurance, he may also develop the scope to push through the midfield. Like Simpkin, Witherden has missed this season with a broken leg, but on past performances is worthy of being selected here.Pick 17: Port Adelaide Who theyll pick: Will Hayward Why he goes here: Hayward, a leadup forward at 186cm, 76kg felt unstoppable during SANFL Under-18 finals with 13 goals in his final two games. A smart, strong-marking forward, Hayward is at his best inside the forward 50m. He creates separation on the lead, takes marks at the highest point, is an aerial and one-on-one marking threat. Hayward is ?also clean at ground level and provides heavy scoreboard impact.Pick 18: Western Bulldogs Who theyll pick: Jarrod Berry Why he goes here: Berry, 191cm, 80kg, offers Western Bulldogs leadership and versatility. He is an excellent athlete who provides significant run-and-carry with a burst of speed and the endurance to run all day. When played through the midfield he wins his own ball, while down back he provides run and carry, taking intercept marks and up forward hits the scoreboard.Pick 19: Sydney Who theyll pick: Cedric Cox Why he goes here: With Sydney lacking pace, Cox would be an ideal complement to Florent. Florent would be able to play half-forward/wing, while Cox could play off a half-back flank and push up onto a wing. Cox, 184cm, 70kg is a line breaker with serious acceleration and hurt factor by foot.ROUND TWOPick 20: Essendon Who theyll pick: Jordan Ridley Why he goes here: Ridley, a 192cm, 79kg utility could prove a suitable list fit off a half-back flank for Essendon and pushing up onto a wing after the loss of Michael Hibberd (who was traded to Melbourne). Ridley is an athletic utility who is an efficient ball user and when used down back is an intercept marking threat.Pick 21: Brisbane Who theyll pick: Jordan Gallucci Why he goes here: Given Brisbanes midfield deficiency, the Lions may bid pick 21 on Gold Coast Academy midfielder Brad Scheer. Gold Coast though are likely to go into points deficit in order to match bids for Scheer, with Gold Coast lacking ball winners and depth through the midfield. Gallucci is a damaging 183cm, 75kg midfielder with explosive breakaway speed and agility. He has the versatility to play midfield, back or forward and offers Brisbane flexibility.Pick 22: Brisbane Who theyll pick: Shai Bolton Why he goes here: Bolton, a creative 177cm, 67kg forward, would be a great list fit for Brisbane here. Bolton has striking acceleration and evasiveness. He is a one-touch player who wiins ground balls at speed and offers heavy scoreboard impact across half-forward. Collin Sexton Jersey. Pick 23: St Kilda Who theyll pick: Sam Powell-Pepper Why he goes here: Powell-Pepper is a powerful ground-ball winner at 186cm, 83kg, who provides heavy impact per possession, often winning ground balls at speed and showing great power over the ball. He offers the versatility to play forward, midfield or back. He is a threat to break the lines and when used up forward, he hits the scoreboard. For St Kilda he would fit well onto a half-forward flank where he has played his best football this season.Pick 24: Geelong Who theyll pick: Patrick Kerr Why he goes here: With Geelongs key position stocks depleted up forward and aging down back, Geelong may put forward a bid for key position player from the GWS Academy, Zachary Sproule. With GWS losing several key position players during the trade period they are likely to match Geelongs offer to further strengthen their own key position stocks. Given this, Kerr would be a suitable list addition with a view to develop into something like Tom Hawkins successor. Kerr is a strong marking, 194cm, 93kg key forward who plays with a presence in the front half.Pick 25: Carlton Who theyll pick: Taylin Duman Why he goes here: Duman is an athletic 193cm, 75kg utility who gives Carlton options here. He could develop into an outside runner, tall flanker or key position player. He links up well on the outside and finds plenty of the ball.Pick 26: Western Bulldogs Who theyll pick: Ben Long Why he goes here: Western Bulldogs would benefit from adding another key defender and a bid on Harrison Macreadie here would make a lot of sense. With that said, as with Sproule, GWS would likely match bids for Macreadie. Given this, the Bulldogs may look at Long who played seven games for Footscray in the VFL. He kicked eight goals in his last two games with six in the final against Collingwood and two in Footscrays grand final win the following week. Long, at 183cm, 71kg, has the versatility to play back or forward. Down back he is a reliable stopper and up forward a capable finisher.Pick 27: Richmond Who theyll pick: Joshua Battle Why he goes here: With the departure of Ty Vickery, Richmond would benefit from another tall forward. Battle, at 192cm, 90kg, is a strong mark overhead with clean hands at ground level and excellent endurance. He is a reliable kick on goal and to targets around the ground.Pick 28: Collingwood Who theyll pick: Brennan Cox Why he goes here: Collingwood could be tempted by Jonty Scharenberg, the brother of Matthew if he is still here, but after the losses of key defenders Nathan Brown and Jack Frost, are more likely to target a key defender, unless they have an alternative in mind later in the draft. The best available key defender at pick No. 28 is South Australian Cox. The 194cm, 90kg defender is very athletic and has good one-on-one strength. He can take intercept marks and also provide run from the back half.Pick 29: Essendon Who theyll pick: Jonty Scharenberg Why he goes here: With Essendon needing more midfielders and forwards, they would be a team likely to consider bidding on Collingwood father-son choice Callum Brown. Collingwood likely at this stage would match. Given this, Essendon may look at Scharenberg, the younger brother of Collingwoods Matthew. The 186cm, 80kg midfielder is a strong contested-ball winner through the midfield who tackles with intensity and uses the ball well by foot.Pick 30: Port Adelaide Who theyll pick: Alex Villis Why he goes here: Villis, a 182cm, 70kg outside player, is one of the more reliable ball users in this years draft. He uses it well on both sides of the body, makes good decisions with ball in hand and would be a suitable list fit for Port Adelaide on a wing or coming out of defence.Pick 31: Port Adelaide Who theyll pick: Myles Poholke Why he goes here: Poholke at 184cm, 84kg is a strong-bodied utility who can play through the midfield or at either end. He is a strong contested-ball winner who tackles with intensity and is a strong mark overhead.Pick 32: North Melbourne Who theyll pick: Dylan Clarke Why he goes here: Clarke, the brother of North Melbournes Ryan, is a contested-ball winning beast who does his best work at stoppages. The 187cm, 85kg big-bodied midfielder distributes well by hand and has excellent endurance allowing him to get to every contest.Pick 33: North Melbourne Who theyll pick: Josh Rotham Why he goes here: North Melbourne here may bid on Brisbane Academy utility Jacob Allison. Brisbane look likely to match bids from the second round and in this draft, will match North Melbournes claim. Given this, Rotham, a 192cm, 79kg athletic backman who can break the lines and use the ball reliably out of defence, is a suitable alternative. He can play tall or small down back and looks at his best with ball in hand. He may also in the future push up onto a wing.Pick 34: West Coast Who theyll pick: Luke Ryan Why he goes here: Ryan, a 185cm, 82kg, 20-year-old back flanker, has had a breakout season for Coburg in the VFL and looms as a ready-to-play half-back flanker and is likely to be the first mature-age player drafted. He reads the flight well, taking intercept marks regularly, and is a high-production player who makes good decisions out of the back half, providing rebound by foot.Pick 35: Fremantle Who theyll pick: Ryan Garthwaite Why he goes here: Garthwaite, a 192cm, 84kg backman from the GWS Academy, is likely to be passed on by GWS which means opportunity for the other 17 clubs. Garthwaite down back can play either tall or small. He is an excellent intercept-marking backman who reads the flight well and is strong in one-on-one contests.Pick 36: St Kilda Who theyll pick: Isaac Cumming Why he goes here: GWS Academy player Cumming at 183cm, 72kg is a back flanker who provides good run out of the back half. He is clean, composed and makes good decisions, generally hitting a target. For GWS, Cumming is nice to have but likely someone -- given the depth of talent in their academy this year -- theyll have to let go.Pick 37: GWS Who theyll pick: Harry Perryman Why he goes here: This pick would be moved up to match a bid on Perryman, who is one of the best pure footballers in this draft. At 184cm, 75kg, he is a strong contested-ball winner who is clean at ground level, strong overhead, has a high work rate and uses the ball well by hand and foot. While best suited to playing through the midfield, given how strong GWS midfield is, Perryman is expected to find a position in GWS back half where he has spent much of this season.Pick 38: Geelong Who theyll pick: Zac Fisher Why he goes here: Fisher, a 175cm, 61kg midfielder at this point represents strong value and would be a strong list addition for any club with a midfield needing a boost. Fisher has performed strongly at WAFL League level and despite his height and build is an excellent contested-ball winner and stoppage player. He has very clean hands and is a precise user of the ball by hand and foot who makes good decisions. He also demonstrates acceleration from stoppages as well as good agility and evasiveness in traffic.Pick 39: GWS *To secure the points required for Harry Perryman, GWS likely will need to forfeit this selection. Using the clubs later picks, GWS are likely to match bids on Harrison Macreadie and Zachary Sproule.Pick 40: Fremantle Who theyll pick: Cameron Zurhaar Why he goes here: Zurhaar at 188cm, 79kg is a powerful, athletic type who has the versatility to play forward or back. Fremantle need help at both ends and could use his versatility. Up forward he is a marking threat while down back he breaks the lines with his aggressive running game.Some Academy and father-son choices who likely will feature in the first or second round and have their bids matched: Brad Scheer, a 184cm, 83kg Gold Coast Academy midfielder, is a promising strong-bodied, contested-ball winner. With Brisbane possibly bidding pick No. 21 in this draft, Gold Coast are likely to match Brisbanes bid, going into points deficit.GWS are likely to match Geelongs bid of pick No. 24 for Zach Sproule with the 197cm, 87kg mobile tall likely to join GWS through their Academy. Sproule has good skills and covers a lot of ground and has scope to develop as a key position player at either end or potentially push up onto a wing.GWS Academy key defence prospect?Harrison Macreadie, 196cm, 89kg is an athletic key defender who can provide some run off half-back. With Western Bulldogs bidding pick No. 26 for Macreadie, GWS are likely to match this bid.With Essendon in this draft bidding pick No. 29 for Collingwood father-son prospect Callum Brown, son of Gavin, Collingwood are likely to match the bid. The 177cm midfielder plays a hard, contested brand of footy. He has some pace and also can play forward. Brisbane in this draft match North Melbournes bid of pick No. 33 for Academy prospect Jacob Allison. Allison is a 194cm, 79kg athletic utility who breaks the lines, is a strong mark overhead and has a 60m kick. Brisbane will need to go into deficit to pick Allison given they have no picks after 22 that are worth points, which will not hurt Brisbanes long term plans at this stage in the draft.Father-sons of interest outside the first two rounds:Ben Jarman (Adelaide/Hawthorn), Josh Daicos (Collingwood) and Jake Waterman (West Coast) are other father-son selections who look set to feature in the national draft. Each figure to receive a bid around the third round of the draft with each club likely to match bids around this point.Clubs without a first or second round draft choice: Entering the draft in the third round with pick No. 47, Melbourne while loaded through the midfield, are believed to rate stoppage specialist Willem Drew highly. The 188cm, 78kg midfielder, if available would represent outstanding value as arguably the premier stoppage player of the TAC Cup in 2016 with his heavy tackles, first-possession winning at stoppages and aggressiveness features of his game. From pick 40 onwards, the value is in the midfielders. With Melbourne still needing to fill other areas of the ground, it is likely with their other selections that they will address other list needs if they go for the value and select the powerful ball-winner here.Hawthorn enter the draft in the fifth round (pick No. 88) and would likely love to have potential father-son selection Ben Jarman to nominate the Hawks over Adelaide. To secure Jarman, Hawthorn -- with a bid sure to come from a rival club -- would go into points deficit in the 2017 draft which would mean one of their picks in 2017 would move back, depending on the points required to acquire Jarman.For a late draft smokie, failing Jarman nominating Hawthorn, key forward and relieving ruckman Esava Ratugolea would be a great get. 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ATLANTA -- There was a buzz in the Hawks locker room after their long-awaited first look at their new starting five together. Authentic Kenley Jansen Jersey .Clearly, Atlantas new big man has generated big expectations for the season.The Hawks final home preseason game on Tuesday night provided the first chance for forward Paul Milsap, who has made three straight All-Star teams, to play beside center Dwight Howard, an eight-time All-Star and three-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year.Milsap was brought along slowly following a non-surgical procedure before training camp to reduce swelling in his right knee before making his first start in Atlantas 96-89 preseason win over New Orleans.Seeing Howard and Milsap finally playing together boosted small forward Kent Bazemores enthusiasm for the season.The ball moves really well for us, Bazemore said. 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I think a lot of people have probably got it twisted with the things that have happened in my past but Im very dedicated to this sport, very dedicated to myself and winning and being whatever I can be for this team.---Here are some other things to know about the Hawks:NEW POINT: The other new piece in Atlantas lineup is point guard Dennis Schroder, who moves up after playing behind Jeff Teague for three years. Bazemore said Schroder, like Howard, boosts the Hawks defense. Defensively hes a stud and thats where it starts, Bazemore said. Weve got one of the best on-the-ball defenders in the league at point guard. Its just a pleasure playing with him and the grit he brings every night. Its huge for us.DELANEY THE BACKUP: Schroders backup will be rookie Malcolm Delaney. Veteran Jarrett Jack, who was still recovering from surgery to repair torn ligaments in his right knee last season with the Nets, was released on Thursday. Delaney, from Virginia Tech, has played in Europe for five years. Budenholzer said Delaney is not your typical rookie. ... I just feel very good about the way he has progressed and fit in with the group.KORVERS ROLE: Kyle Korver, 35, likely will open the season as the starting shooting guard, but for how long? The 3-point specialist saw his scoring average fall from 12.1 in 2014-15 to 9.2 last season. The Hawks could bring Korver off the bench if they opt for a bigger lineup with Bazemore at shooting guard and rookie Taurean Prince (6-8, 220) or Thabo Sefolosha (6-7, 220) at small forward.FOR OPENERS: The Hawks open at home against Washington on Thursday. After trying a later 8 p.m. tipoff for most home games last season, most night games will start at 7:30 p.m. this season.THE TRY FOR 10: The nine straight playoff seasons is the longest in franchise history and the longest active streak in the Eastern Conference. The Hawks set a franchise record with 60 wins in 2014-15, when they made their first appearance in the Eastern Conference finals. 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CYPRESS, Calif. Authentic Tyson Ross Jersey . -- The $300,000 Starlet Stakes at Los Alamitos on Saturday had a field of nine probable starters as of Wednesday morning, an indication of the open nature of the Southern California 2-year-old filly division.Five projected runners were supplemented to the race for $10,000 -- Abel Tasman, Berned, Mopotism, Tapped, and Union Strike. Of those, Union Strike, the winner of the Grade 1 Del Mar Debutante on Sept. 3, is the most prominent. She was sixth in the Breeders Cup Juvenile Fillies at Santa Anita on Nov. 5.American Gal, third in the BC Juvenile Fillies, is expected to go in the Grade 1 Starlet, which is run at 1-1/16 miles. Other probable starters are Fact of Life, Go On Mary, and Sandys Surprise. The most notable absence is the locally based Champagne Room, the upset winner of the BC Juvenile Fillies who is being prepared for a campaign in early 2017 at Santa Anita.Berned is the lone shipper from out of state. Trained in New York by Tom Albertrani, Berned was a troubled second in the Grade 3 Tempted Stakes at a mile at Aqueduct on Nov. 5 in her stakes debut. Berned raced in traffic with a quarter-mile remaining and closed steadily through the stretch to miss by three-quarters of a length.The Starlet will be the graded stakes debut for Tapped, who won her first start at Santa Anita on Oct. 2 and was second as the 1-5 favorite in the Pike Place Dancer Stakes at a mile at Golden Gate Fields on Oct. 29. Trained by Jerry Hollendorfer for Larry, Nanci, and Jamie Roth, who race as the LNJ Foxwoods stable, Tapped will be ridden by Kent Desormeaux for the first time.Tapped was beaten three-quarters of a length by Simmys Temple in the Pike Place Dancer.She came running and got close to the eventual winner and couldnt get by, Hollendorfer said. Shes a very legitimate filly. 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Barry, who represents two of the top free agents, Daniel Cleary and Mason Raymond, also expected a relatively slower pace of moves. "Weve touched based with several teams, and many of them are being patient at this point," Barry said Saturday. "Weve got options for (Cleary and Raymond), but were in a holding pattern with each of them because I think everyone is taking a breath this weekend. "Ive been through about 15 of these, and there is always a frenzy of moves then a pause to reassess and then a second wave. Its tough to predict when that second wave will happen, so were always on call when teams are ready." Day 1 of the free agency flurry on Friday included dozens of deals, including Jarome Iginla signing a one-year contract worth as much as $6 million with Boston. The Bruins almost acquired the six-time All-Star late last season when Pittsburgh got him from Calgary at the trade deadline. Nathan Horton cashed in on his second strong post-season performance for the Bruins with a $37.1 million, seven-year contract in Columbus. Daniel Alfredsson made perhaps the most surprising move. The 40-year-old forward is taking what might be his last shot at winning the Stanley Cup with the Detroit Red Wings, jilting the Ottawa Senators after being the face of the franchise. The Senators tried to bounce back by making a bold trade for Anaheim forward Bobby Ryan in exchange for a pair of promising players and a first-round draft pick. On Saturday, the second day NHL teams could sign free agents, the pickings were slimmer. Several top-tier players were taken off the market by teams that agreed to and signed deals following two days of ttalks. Padres Jerseys From China. St. Louis agreed to a one-year deal with veteran forward Derek Roy, pending a physical. The 30-year-old Roy split last season between the Dallas Stars and Vancouver Canucks and finished with seven goals and 21 assists. Among the other relatively notable names still available Saturday included Mikhail Grabovski, Ilya Bryzgalov, Tim Thomas, Damien Brunner, Toni Lydman, Brad Boyes and Brenden Morrow. Teemu Selanne is an unrestricted free agent, too, but no one expects the 43-year-old Finnish Flash to leave the Anaheim Ducks if he chooses to keep playing in North America. Ducks general manager Bob Murray plans to contact Selanne next week to find out if he is close to making a decision on returning or retiring. Senators general manager Bryan Murray, though, was among the many shocked when Alfredsson said he was ready to leave the only franchise he has played for in his 17-season NHL career. "He indicated winning a Stanley Cup was an opportunity he couldnt pass up," Murray said. "He told me the two teams he was talking to. He told me he thought they were in a position ahead of us to make that happen." While Alfredsson could have stayed in Ottawa to make more than the $5.5 million he will be paid next season by the Red Wings to chase the Cup, Horton is leaving a championship-contending team to be well-compensated by a franchise in Columbus that is without a post-season win in its 12 seasons. "This is a team on the rise with great players, and Im looking forward to being a part of it," Horton said. Jagr, a five-time scoring champion and former NHL MVP, was able to continue his career during the lockout-shortened season when the Dallas Stars gave him a $4.55 million, one-year contract last summer. After Jagr had 14 goals and 26 points in 34 games for the Stars, showing he could still produce, Dallas dealt him to the Bruins. He had nine points in 11 regular-season games with Boston and 10 assists in 22 post-season games. He didnt have a goal in the playoffs but made key plays that didnt show up on the score sheet. 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NEW YORK -- For a team thats historically been known for pitching, speed and defense, these St. Authentic Minnesota Twins Jerseys . Louis Cardinals sure are hitting a lot of home runs lately.Especially Jedd Gyorko.Gyorko connected in both games of a doubleheader Tuesday and the Cardinals wound up with a split against the New York Mets. St. Louis won the opener 3-2, then lost 3-1.Anytime you can win the first one, you hope to win the second one, Gyorko said. I think the way we pitched today, we probably shouldve won two. But obviously any day that you win a game, its a good day.Gyorko has homered seven times in nine games, giving him 14 this season. Last Wednesday, he homered in both ends of a doubleheader sweep over San Diego.Hes amazing. Hes doing a great job, Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said between games at Citi Field. Hes an interesting player. I dont think people realize how good he is.The Cardinals lead the NL with 138 home runs, already one more than they hit all of last year. The last time they topped the league was 1998, the Elias Sports Bureau said, when Mark McGwire hit 70 of their 223.St. Louis has homered in 17 straight games, its best streak since a team-record 19-game string in 2006.No one on the Cardinals is among the league leaders in home runs, but eight players have reached double digits.Up and down the lineup, youve got guys who can on any given night go out and hit the ball over the fence. Thats a luxury to have, that any guy in the lineup can change a game, Gyorko said.Gyorkos homer in the second inning accounted for the Cardinals only run against Bartolo Colon (9-5).The 43-year-old Colon struck out eight and walked none. He retired 14 of his last 15 batters, featuring a fastball that barely reaches 90 mph.Anytime hes got that command, hes going to be pretty good, Gyorko said.Addison Reed worked the eighth and Jeurys Familia closed for his 36th save and 52nd in a row during the regular season.Asdrubal Cabrera ended his 0-for-32 rut with runners in scoring position with an RBI double and added a sacrifice fly off Jaime Garcia (7-7). Wilmer Flores doubled and singled twice, and Mets manager Terry Collins helped, too, winning his third replay challenge of the day.In the opener, Gyorko homered off hard-throwing Noah Syndergaard (9-5) for a 3-0 lead in the third.A couple hours later, Gyorko faced the crafty Colon.Its definitely a difference, but youve just got to get a game plan for each certain guy and then just try to execute, he said.Carlos Martinez (10-6) gave up a two-run homer to Rene Rivera and left the opener after the fifth inning. Three relievers finished, with Seung Hwan Oh getting his fifth save.A rainout Monday forced the first doubleheader between the Mets and Cardinals since 1999.26TH MANThe Cardinals recalled RHP Sam Tuivailala as the 26th player for the second game. He pitched a scoreless inning.UP NEXTCardinals: RHP Adam Wainwright (9-5, 4.09) is 3-0 with a 0.93 ERA in four July starts.Mets: RHP Logan Verrett (3-6, 4.14) starts Wednesday night vs. St. Louis. No one on the Cardinals active roster has batted against him. Authentic Harmon Killebrew Jersey .C. -- Al Jefferson joked that he feels he can score from anywhere on the court. Authentic Phil Hughes Jersey . According to a report from the Vancouver Province, the Lions are expected to replace former DC Rich Stubler with defensive backs coach Mark Washington. http://www.cheaptwinsjerseys.us/authentic-kirby-puckett-jersey/ . Jeff Green scored 13 points and Kris Humphries 12 for the Celtics, who nearly blew an 18-point, second-half lead. Sullingers 20-20 was the first by a Celtics player since Kevin Garnetts first game in Boston in 2007. Garnett was dealt -- along with Paul Pierce -- to Brooklyn during the off-season. South Africa coach Shakes Mashaba was suspended and faces a disciplinary hearing after a television camera caught him ranting at his critics following a World Cup qualifier, while reports claimed he also insulted the head of the countrys soccer federation.A video that emerged Monday shows Mashaba being calmed by a reporter and a South African Football Association official just before a post-match TV interview for the national broadcaster. The incident came after South Africas surprise 2-1 win over Senegal on Saturday in World Cup qualifying. It was speculated that Mashaba would have been fired if South Africa lost.The video shows a clearly angry Mashaba shouting and pointing his finger as he moves into position for the interview.No, no, no. 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PARIS -- For the first time in 25 years, all five mountain ranges of continental France will feature in next years Tour de France, in a stretched-out endurance test of racing that smiles on the climbing strengths of defending champion Chris Froome and his Colombian rival, Nairo Quintana. John Stones England Jersey .In their quest to keep the 113-year-old race young, Tour organizers have again unearthed fresh challenges from the geography of France for the three-week slog, with new climbs and, on stage 18, an unprecedented mountain-top finish on the punishing Col dIzoard high in the Alps -- a rocky, hostile and lunar terrain that could be the final big battleground for the winners check of 500,000 euros ($550,000).Thats going to be one of the really decisive stages, said Froome, the race winner for Team Sky in 2013, 2015 and again this year.Before that, on stage 12 in the Pyrenees, the Tour climbs to the Peyragudes ski station where parts of the James Bond movie Tomorrow Never Dies were filmed in 1997.From its July 1 start in Dusseldorf, Germany, to the July 23 finish on the Champs-Elysees in Paris, the 3,516-kilometer (2,185-mile) route will wind over climbs in the Vosges, Jura, Massif Central, Pyrenees and Alps. Not since the Tour of 1992 have organizers made riders take on all five mountain ranges.It looks hard, said Australian rider Richie Porte, who finished fifth for the BMC Racing team this year.The toughest climbs -- graded two, one and unclassified on cyclings rising scale of difficulty -- will be slightly fewer next year: 23 in total compared to 28 this year and 25 in both 2015 and 2014. But they will be scattered across a 14 day-spread, rather than being concentrated in two blocks in the Alps and Pyrenees, and will include six especially teeth-grindingly steep ascents. The Col du Grand Colombier in the Jura has 22-percent gradients. Riders will have to arrive at the Tour in good climbing form, and maintain that strength, to compete for the title.With just three mountain-top finishes, including the Izoard, that are so often decisive on the Tour, title contenders like Froome may have to also race hard on other terrains to shake off their rivals.It could make the race a lot more tactical in the mountains, Froome said. It opens the door up for people to be more aggressive.Just five days in, the 198 riders will face the relatively short but very sharp shock of climbing to the Planche des Belles Filles ski station in the Vosges, with leg-searing 20-percent gradients, in eastern France.The first big shake-up, Porte said.With little time for riders to catch their breath, the Tour then swings south for more climbs on stages eight and nine in the Jura, before crossing France to the west.The peloton will spend one very long day -- 214 kilometers (133 miles) -- followed by one short one -- 100 kilometers (62 miles) -- in the Pyrenees. The race then heads north again to the Massif Central range, where climbs and possible strong winds up high could catch out unwitting riders on stage 15 to Le Puy-en-Velay, part of it on roads so off the beaten track that they dont appear on some maps.The sort of stage where we can hope for unusual things to happen, said race director Thierry Gouvenou, who helped draw up the route.Two individual time trials -- the first over 13 kilometers (8 miles) on day one in Dusseldorf; the last, over 23 kilometers (14 miles), on the penultimate stage in Marseille -- will bookend the Tour before the finish in Paris but promise to be too short to be decisive in the overall outcome.Its very light on time trials, so, for sure, the race is going to be won or lost depending on what happens in the mountains, said Froome, who named two-time runner-up Quintana first among his list of expected rivals. Im going to have to be as good as I can be in the mountains. Thats going to be my focus.In a remarkable piece of showmanship on the final stage in Paris, the riders will race through the iconic Grand Palais, a giant steel-and-glass structure built for the worlds fair in 1900, on their way to the sprint finish on the Champs-Elysees, with the aim of highlighting one of the sites that could be used for Olympic events if Paris wins its bid to host the 2024 Games. Blank Football Jerseys Wholesale . Soukalova missed only one target and completed the 15-kilometre course in 40 minutes, 32.6 seconds for both victories in this seasons individual discipline. Darya Domracheva of Belarus was second, 34. Jamie Vardy Football Shirt . The (11-11-4) Jets are seventh in the Central Division with 26 points.  Fifth place Dallas and sixth-seeded Nashville also have 26 points, but the Stars have three games in hand on Winnipeg while Nashville has two. http://www.worldcup2018jerseysengland.com/jersey-david-beckham.html . The team says the Spain international has a muscle pull in his right leg. Barcelona hosts third-division side Cartagena in the return leg of their round-of-32 tie after winning their first meeting 4-1. Chloe Esposito has a million-dollar smile that outshines even the gold medal she won at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro; a medal that, incidentally, cost her country less than any other Australian gold won in Brazil.The much maligned Winning Edge program, set up after the 2012 Olympic Games in London, pumped funding into sports deemed most likely to garner a gold rush in Rio. It missed a trick with Esposito, whose sport of Modern Pentathlon was viewed as too niche for investment.Which begs the question: If golden glory is the holy grail of sports funding, shouldnt there be some allowance for individual achievement in less fashionable disciplines?Gold medals from the Rio games are 85mm in diameter and weigh 500 gram; they are 92 percent silver with just 6g of actual gold and the rest a copper filler; they are worth in real market terms about $Aus260 for the gold component, and maybe $Aus500-700 for the whole disc combined.To hold one in your hand, though, fills you with wonderment. You can literally feel the hours of training, the sacrifices made, the tears and the joy that went into claiming it.There are a few scratches on Chloe Espositos medal; its been handled by many people -- all keen to bask, if just for a few seconds, in the golden glow that engulfed the modern pentathlete on Aug. 20, 2016. And some of those scratches, perhaps, best reflect the journey of the effervescent young woman who became the first modern pentathlon competitor from outside Europe to stand atop the Olympic podium in 100 years.There is no denying Modern Pentathlon is a niche sport; in fact its five sports, and participation does not come cheaply. Funding is scarce. Chloes father, Daniel, who is also her coach and an Olympian in his own right, estimates keeping Chloe and her brother and fellow Rio Olympian Max at a competitive level, costs around $Aus500,000 per year.The majority of that money has to come out of the Esposito pockets.There is no elite training base for modern pentathletes in Australia. When ESPN asks Esposito where the headquarters in Australia are, her fiancé jokingly chips in with her home address; ironically its probably true.Daniel Esposito, who walks a tightrope between his professional role and just being dad, is an expert in his field having competed at the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles. He knows what it takes to beat the world, and that means seeking out training environments that regularly pit you against the best competitors on the planet.?For the Espositos, that meant a move to Italy, then Hungary, in their quest to give their talented children the opportunity to fulfill their potential.For mum, Suzanne, the balance has been equally challenging as she juggles the responsibilities of the familys swimming school back home in Sydney while supporting a family all over the globe. That family also includes daughter Emily, a talented shooter who was based in Melbourne at the time, finessing a successful sporting career between two jobs and a university degree in Speech Therapy as well as qualification tournaments held in far flung countries such as Azerbaijan.Despite the lions share of the responsibility falling on the shoulders of the family, the Espositos have an influential champion in their corner. Australias 2016 Chef de Mission, Kitty Chiller, is an Olympian in modern pentathlon (Sydney 2000), and her delight in Chloe and Maxs success in Rio was palpable among myriad other issues her role demanded of her.Not just a former competitor, Chiller is President of Modern Pentathlon Austraalia, and her intensive lobbying for the sport saw some much needed funding go to the Esposito quest for excellence. Adam Lallana Jersey t Shirt. Reports list the investment in modern pentathlon for this most recent Olympic cycle at around $Aus190,000, compared with the cost of the bronze medal in Archery at just over $Aus2.6 million, and that of swimming ($Aus4 million per medal) and cycling ($Aus16.3 million per medal). One can quite confidently assume that Kitty Chiller will be advocating strongly that modern pentathlon is worth a whole lot more in dollar value over the next four years.You dont need to be a genius to see that, statistically, the Winning Edge program has a greater likelihood of return on investment in sports with a larger number of participants, ergo possible champions. However, with medals in Tokyo 2020 the next target, is there room to think outside the box?Max Esposito finished seventh at the Rio Olympic Games, the same place sister Chloe finished in London on her debut. He also started the final stage with a 45-second handicap -- exactly the same as his gold medal-winning sister -- and he finished just 6 seconds from a bronze medal.Max Esposito may have played a crucial role as training partner for his sister in the past, but the individual achievements of the 19 year-old have not gone unnoticed.The portents are all there: Max Esposito was the youngest competitor in the mens modern pentathlon field in Rio, he has years of competition ahead of him, and his older sister has proved there might be gold in them thar hills.In four years time, could there be two Espositos on the podium for modern pentathlon?Surely a little lateral thinking could see an opportunity here.How about a Wild Card system? A funding pool that sits separately within the Winning Edge Program to be allocated to an individual or individuals with proven potential to win Olympic medals, world titles, and so on?A selection committee could interview eligible applicants who do not qualify under the usual scheme. The relevant sporting body could present their unique situation, and funding could be awarded on a case-by-case basis offering an athlete with a good chance of a podium finish in a more obscure sport, such as modern pentathlon, a one-off chance for support through a single Olympic cycle.This would both reward the athlete for their achievements and alleviate financial pressure on those who excel in sports that are not beneficiaries of investment on a large scale, while absolving the ASC/AIS of the responsibility of overexposing themselves for the long term in areas that could generate a public backlash.When modern pentathlon was introduced to the Olympic Games in Stockholm in 1912, it was founder of the Modern Olympics Baron Pierre de Coubertins belief that it would be this event, above all others, that tested a mans moral qualities as much as his physical resources and skills, producing thereby the ideal, complete athlete.Im sure in current times he would have agreed a woman was equally capable.The true value of an Olympic gold medal can in no way be measured by the market price of the metal from which it is made. 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ASHBURN, Va. -- Forcing three second-half turnovers helped the Washington Redskins get back to .500 after a 0-2 start and masked a whole host of problems plaguing the defense this season.Injuries to several starters, tackling woes and third-down inefficiency are among the top issues going into this weeks game at the Baltimore Ravens. The Redskins may get back linebacker Ryan Kerrigan and cornerback Bashaud Breeland, but whoevers on the field will have to wrap up opponents better than against Cleveland.Coach Jay Gruden counted 11 missed tackles in Sundays 31-20 victory over the Browns, more than a few of which came in crucial situations as Washington fell to last in the NFL in third-down defense. The Redskins are allowing conversions on third down 57 percent of the time, and Gruden wants that mark at 35, especially important with a veteran quarterback up next in the Ravens Joe Flacco.Were not even close right now, Gruden said. Its an issue. We have to get better on third down. These teams that we play are very good coming up. Baltimore is an excellent team, Flacco, and were going to have to get better on third down.So far the Redskins have tried a little bit of everything with man-to-man and zone coverages and havent managed to solve the problem. The lack of a consistent pass rush hasnt helped.Were just going to continue to mix it up and do some things and hopefully get more pressure on the quarterback and cover better, Gruden said. Thats all we can do.Tackling in the open field would be a positive step, too. Browns running back Isaiah Crowell picked up many of his 115 yards after contact, and Redskins players took responsibility. Defensive end Ricky Jean Francois said the Redskins showed a lack of fundamentals -- and thats on the players, not the coaches.This week will include film study and talk about tackling. Gruden isnt sure if players are ducking their heads too much but is confident players will make the necessary aadjustments. Cheap Vikings Jerseys. Itll be an automatic improvement if the Redskins get back Kerrigan, who left the Browns game with a hyperextended left elbow, and Breeland, who sat out with a left ankle injury. Gruden said theyre day to day and that safety David Bruton and linebacker Sua Cravens are in concussion protocol after getting knocked out of the game.Safety DeAngelo Hall (torn ACL) and nose tackle Kedric Golston (strained hamstring) are already out for the season, but the other injuries left the Redskins in no mans land, unsure of who will be able to play.These injuries are tough because they could be OK, Gruden said. Youd hate to bring in a bunch of new people and have to make roster changes when these guys might be OK to play. Thats the biggest problem with them right now. I think in-house were OK right now without having to bring anybody else in unless we get worse news on some of these injuries.Some stability would help on that front, especially in red-zone situations and in run stopping, where the Redskins have struggled.For all their problems, the Redskins are 2-2 after games against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants and Browns. And they have an awareness that things are far from rosy at the quarter mark of the season.Weve got to play better, linebacker Will Compton said. Fortunately were 2-2. Our ceiling is way higher than what weve had in seasons past.Game notes Gruden expects guard Shawn Lauvao to practice mid-week after missing the Cleveland game with an ankle injury. ... Rookie receiver Josh Doctson is going through his gradual progression of rehab on a left Achilles tendon injury, according to Gruden. ... 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