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Charlotte, NC (SportsNetwork. Deadrin Senat Falcons Jersey .com) - Kemba Walker 15 points, Al Jefferson and Bismack Biyombo both had 12 and the Charlotte Hornets held off the Miami Heat, 78-76, for their eighth win in nine games. Walker returned from a two-game absence and overcame a 4-for-17 shooting night, hitting 5-of-6 free throws in the final 1:14 of the game to help Charlotte hold its lead, which it owned most of the game. The Hornets led 65-55 through three quarters when Miami made things interesting. Dwyane Wade scored four points to open the fourth and Shawne Williams followed a Jefferson jumper with the next five. Jefferson was the only Hornet to score over the first 7:17 of the period. Consecutive 3s by Chris Bosh and Mario Chalmers near the 4:00 mark gave Miami its first lead since midway through the first quarter. The Heat then went three-plus minutes without scoring, missing five straight shots after the Chalmers trey. A pair of Walker free throws tied the game, and Marvin Williams split a pair at the stripe to make it 75-74 with 56 seconds to play. After Shawne Williams missed a quick 3, Walker sank two more from the line. Trailing by two in the closing seconds, Bosh missed everything with a 3- pointer from the top of the key. Chalmers tracked down the rebound, and his final shot from the corner missed short. Wade and Bosh both scored 17 points for the Heat, losers in three of four. Game Notes Walker missed the previous two games because of a knee injury ... Heat center Hassan Whiteside did not make the trip to Charlotte after injuring his ankle on Tuesday, and forward Luol Deng missed the game with an illness ... Miami has lost five of its last six games on the second night of a back-to-back ... Michael Kidd-Gilchrist had 14 rebounds for Charlotte, which enjoyed a 56-41 advantage on the glass. Biyombo and Cody Zeller had 12 boards apiece. Falcons Jerseys . The union filed a grievance late Thursday, one day after Goodell suspended four players who participated in bounties from 2009-11. The complaint says Goodell is prohibited from punishing players for any aspect of the case occurring before the new collective bargaining agreement was signed last August. Calvin Ridley Jersey . Alvarez hit his first career home run, pitched six innings and hurt his right hamstring while running the bases in the Miami Marlins 4-3 win over the Chicago Cubs. ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The free-fall is over for the Tampa Bay Rays. Erik Bedard struck out eight in six innings and the Rays stopped a 10-game losing streak by beating the Seattle Mariners 4-0 Friday night. The skid tied Boston for the longest in the majors this season. The Red Sox dropped 10 straight from May 15-25, with Tampa Bay handing them the last three losses in the streak. This was the Rays first victory since then. "The music is back on in the clubhouse after the game," Tampa Bay manager Joe Maddon said. "Its good to hear the music. Its a good first game to start hopefully getting us back in the right direction." Bedard (3-4) scattered four hits and walked one in ending a three-start losing streak. Jake McGee, Joel Peralta and Grant Balfour, who gave up a ninth-inning single, all went one inning to complete a five-hitter. "Its way more fun winning," Bedard said. "We celebrated, and hopefully we do that tomorrow, too." After Jose Molina got his first RBI this season on a fourth-inning sacrifice fly, Tampa Bay went ahead 3-0 in the fifth on an RBI bunt single by Desmond Jennings and Yunel Escobars run-scoring single off Chris Young (5-3). Young gave up three runs, seven hits and five walks over five innings for the Mariners, who had their five-game winning streak snapped. "This is one of those days we didnt play very well on either side of the baseball and those things happen," manager Lloyd McClendon said. The Rays loaded the bases with two outs in the second, but failed score when Molina popped out to shortstop Brad Miller. Dating to last season, it was Molinas 100th coonsecutive at-bat, including 87 this year, without an RBI. Ito Smith Jersey. Kevin Kiermaier doubled and went to third on a wild pitch in the fourth before Molina ended a stretch of 19 scoreless innings by Seattle pitchers with his sac fly. "I play for the team," Molina said. "I dont play for myself. To help the team to get that run in, and get the win, Im happy with it." Bedard worked out of a second-and-third, no-out jam in the third by striking out Miller, James Jones and Michael Saunders. Saunders left after three innings due to a sore right shoulder. "He hurt it on deck swinging," McClendon said. "Hopefully hell be OK in a day or two." NOTES: The Rays on Saturday will honour the life of senior adviser Don Zimmer, who died Wednesday night at 83. "I got up (on Thursdays off day) and getting ready to go to the track, and I realized Zim was not picking me up," said McClendon, who played on the 1989 Chicago Cubs NL East championship team managed by Zimmer. "Zim and I have been going to the track for the last eight, nine years. Ill miss that. Zim was an institution. He was certainly a mentor to me." ... The Mariners will salute Yankees SS Derek Jeter in a pregame ceremony before Tuesday nights game. Jeter is retiring after this season. ... Tampa Bay RHP Jeremy Hellickson (elbow) and C Ryan Hanigan (hamstring) are scheduled to start minor league rehab assignments Saturday with Class-A Charlotte. Hellickson hopes to be back before the All-Star break, and Hanigan could return next week. ... 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KANSAS CITY, Mo. Throwback Packers Jerseys . - The Oakland Athletics had the go-ahead run in the seventh inning thrown out at third base. Three walks in the eighth provided the Kansas City Royals with the eventual winner. As far as Bob Melvin was concerned, that was only part of the misery. The As twice squandered leads thanks to their three errors, and a balky bullpen and some poor base running contributed to a disheartening 4-3 defeat on Saturday. "That was a very poor game," the mild-mannered Oakland manager said afterward. "The way we started and the way we ended. A very bad game for us." Was there anything particularly bad? "I wish it was one thing," Melvin responded. "It was a very poor game." The Royals had rallied to tie the game on a sacrifice fly by Eric Hosmer in the seventh, and then loaded the bases on an error and a pair of walks by reliever Ryan Cook. Jarrod Dyson, hardly known for his power, showed bunt on his first pitch from Cook (1-2) before hitting a grounder deep behind second base. Shortstop Adam Rosales fielded it cleanly but didnt even bother with a throw as pinch runner Alcides Escobar scored the go-ahead run. It was Rosales whose error allowed the inning to continue. "Its going to stick with me for a little while," he said. Aaron Crow (6-3) worked the eighth and Greg Holland handled the ninth for his 20th save, wrapping up Kansas Citys first win in five tries against Oakland this season. "Theyve been grinder games. Their pitching staff is very, very good. Their starting rotation is very good," Royals manager Ned Yost said. "We just scrapped it. We scrapped it out." Mike Moustakas homered and Billy Butler drove in a run for the Royals, while Alex Gordon walked three times and reached on an error in his return to the lineup. Hed missed the last two games after a scary collision with the outfield wall Wednesday night against Cleveland. "Once I got the Adrenaline going and did some work, it felt pretty good," Gordon said. Josh Donaldson homered and drove in two runs to lead the As, who struck right away when Josh Reddick sent a single to centre for a 1-0 lead in the first inning. The Royals tried to get the run back in the bottom half when Miguel Tejada singled and reached second on a groundout. Moments later, Elliot Johnson hit a grounder toward third with two outs and appeared to be safe when the throw pulled first baseman Brandon Moss off the bag. Umpire Marty Foster ruled him out, though, and never wavered from his decision despite some rather animated objections from Yost and first base coach Rusty Kuntz. A bright sun and flat sky started to cause problems after that. The As had two aboard with one out in the third when Donaldson hit a high popup down the right-field line. Johnson chased it from second and outfielder David Lough sprinted in from right while Hosmer tried to camp under it from first base — all to no avail. The ball fell in fair territory, allowing John Jaso to score for a 2-0 lead. In the bottom half of the inning, Dyson led off with a weak pop foul behind the plate, but Jaso couldnt locate the ball in the sun after discarding his mask. The As catcher comically had to cover his head with his glove while the ball plopped onto the field next to him. Dyson followed with a single to right, and after a stolen base and errant pickoff throw, he scampered home from third on Butlers groundout to get the Royals within 2-1. Moustakas added his two-out homer in the fourth to tie the game, and Donaldsons solo shot leading off the sixth restored Oaklands one-run cushion. The Royals knotted the game again when they loaded the bases with one out in the seventh and Hosmer hit a sacrifice fly to centre. Jarrod Parker wound up going 6 1-3 innings for the As after leaving his last start with tightness in his right hamstring, but it was the bullpen that let his team down. "I think we played good baseball," Rosales said. "We just couldnt finish it, thats all." Notes: As DH Yoenis Cespedes was back in the No. 3 spot in the lineup after getting dropped to No. 6 on Friday. ... Escobar was given the day off from the starting lineup because hes been "grinding," Yost said. The SS is also expected to get the day off Sunday. ... RHP A.J. Griffin will start the series finale for Oakland against Royals RHP Luis Mendoza. Black Packers Jerseys . Louis Rams wide receiver Stedman Bailey last Sunday. The fine is the fourth this season for Goldson. He was fined $30,000 for a hit on the New York Jets Jeff Cumberland in Week 1. Kendall Donnerson Stitched Jersey . Jordan Lynch, the all-purpose Heisman Trophy finalist from Northern Illinois, failed to make it into that exclusive club. http://www.officialpackersnflauthenticshop.com/jmon-moore-stitched-jersey/ . Then the Pacers gave Oladipo and his Orlando teammates the cold shoulder. Paul Georges buzzer-beating 3-pointer at the end of the third quarter spurred a 21-4 run, finally sending Indiana past the Magic 97-87 in a tougher-than-expected opening night matchup. ASHBURN, Va. -- Washington Redskins receiver Pierre Garcons attachment to Haiti remains strong, so when owner Dan Snyder made an offer, the reply was swift and predictable. After Sundays 16-10 win over the Baltimore Ravens, Snyder asked Garcon if hed want to be part of a group that delivered medical supplies to Haiti, hit hard by Hurricane Matthew last week.Of course, Garcon quickly replied.Garcon traveled to Haiti on Monday along with teammate Ricky Jean Francois -- also of Haitian descent -- and senior vice president of communications Tony Wyllie to help drop off and unload the supplies. Its not the first time Garcon or Jean Francois have helped in Haiti.At least 900 people have died since the hurricane hit, and thousands more have been left homeless.Before leaving, Garcon, who still has family on the island, contacted Project Medishare to see what was needed in Haiti. The answer was medical supplies, especially saline to keep patients being treated for cholera hydrated intravenously. They also took gauze and alcohol wipes, among other supplies.Its the least we can do, Garcon said by phone. We have easy access to the medical supplies in our training room. These people are dying here. For us to provide the medical supplies and keep someone alive, just giving themm IVs, thats a life-changing thing where we can help. Camo Packers Jerseys. Its very small, and we take for granted having an IV, but after dealing with a hurricane and dealing with not having those basic needs, it will keep a lot of people alive.Garcon said Snyder and others at Redskins Park had been asking him all week about his family in Haiti (theyre OK). Then Snyder made the offer after the game. The plane left around 10 a.m. Monday, a day off for the players. Saturday, the Redskins sent a plane with supplies and goods to hurricane victims in the Bahamas. Garcon said his hope was that other teams -- whether professional or in the college ranks -- also would send medical supplies.The Redskins group did not see the devastation Monday, having landed on the northern side of the island.Its something Im happy I can do and am in a position to give back, Garcon said. Its one of those things you live for, and you want to say I helped and did this for a whole country. Im glad I had the opportunity to do it. To have the help from Dan and the medical staff, thats what made it all come together. Without them, its just an idea. They made it into reality. Discount NFL Jerseys China NFL JerseysDiscount NFL Jerseys Youth NFL Jerseys Wholesale Cheap NFL Jerseys Outlet China Womens NFL Jerseys China Jerseys ' ' '
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DARLINGTON, S. Camiseta De Guillermo Ochoa .C. -- Kurt Busch has set a Darlington Raceway record in earning the pole for the Southern 500. Buschs lap of 181.918 mph Friday earned him his third career pole at Darlington and broke the two-year old mark of 181.254 mph held by Kasey Kahne. Defending champion Jimmie Johnson will start alongside Busch, followed by Kyle Busch, Kahne and Martin Truex Jr. Kurt Busch got a strong start toward erasing an agonizing, 10-year-old memory at Darlington. He was second here in 2003 behind Ricky Craven by .002 seconds -- the closest finish in Sprint Cup history since the series went to electronic timing in 1993. The record lap came less than a week after Kurt Busch finished his race at Talladega by going airborne and landing on competitor Ryan Newman. Camiseta Marco Fabian . "Were just throwing s--- at the wall hoping something sticks," said Tortorella about the possible line combinations for Fridays game against Columbus. The Canucks have lost five straight games and six of their last seven, leaving them in a logjam in the Pacific Division, currently sitting fifth - good for ninth in the Western Conference. Camiseta Javier Aquino . Both players have lower body injuries that will keep them out of the lineup until at least January 31, which is the first game they can be activated from IR. http://www.camisetasmundial2018baratas.com/jersey-personalizado.html . After slipping from the summit during the week, the Gunners overcame struggling Crystal Palace 2-0 on Sunday thanks to Alex Oxlade-Chamberlains second-half brace. RENTON, Wash. -- The first tie in the history of the Seattle Seahawks left Pete Carroll searching for a way to define its meaning.It certainly wasnt a loss. Not with the way Seattles defense withstood the most difficult of conditions, being subjected to 95 plays by one of the more potent offenses in the NFL and more than 46 exhausting minutes spent on the field.But it also didnt feel much like a victory after Steve Hauschka badly missed a 28-yard field goal attempt in the closing seconds of overtime.So less than 24 hours after walking off the field in Arizona, Carroll was still searching for the proper context to Sundays 6-6 tie with the Cardinals.Ive decided to make up our own place. Were going to put this in the extraordinary experience of battling, an opportunity to demonstrate who we are and what were about, Carroll said. And again, learn how to believe in one another. Count on each other to get stuff done even when its really bleak sometimes. You just keep hanging on, keep believing.Carroll had reason to be so encouraged after seeing the performance by Seattles defense that somehow kept Arizona out of the end zone but left the likes of Bobby Wagner and Richard Sherman severely fatigued after being on the field for 46 minutes and 21 seconds, believed to be the ninth-longest time of possession in a regular-season game. The Seahawks gave up 443 total yards to Arizona, but huge plays in overtime by Earl Thomas, Kelcie McCray and Wagner managed to keep Arizona from finding the end zone and created the situation where Chandler Catanzaro missed a 24-yard field goal attempt that could have won it for the Cardinals.Between defense and special teams, McCray was on the field for 108 total plays.There was a bunch of guys that did a lot. It was a game of heroics, Carroll said. I dont know if they see it that way. I see the stuff on their side too that you admire. But we had a bunch of guys that did some great things and played a ton of plays and were able to survive it.Carroll said the team will be mindful of the rest and recovery needed for his defense this week before Seattle makes the road trip to New Orleans for an early kickoff Sunday.Youll see some names and thingss for different reasons to make sure our guys are bouncing back because right now its about recovering, Carroll said. Oribe Peralta Jersey Mexico. We didnt get banged up much, but there will be a recovery mode here that we have to be in and make sure we get out of it and come out strong and fast and ready to play next weekend.While the accolades were deserved for Seattles defense, managing just six points raised more questions regarding Seattles offense and specifically the protection by the offensive line. Seattle had only five first downs and 130 yards of offense in regulation.Quarterback Russell Wilson was sacked just once, but was rarely comfortable throwing from the pocket. Seattle had very little success running the ball and faced numerous long yardage situations on second and third downs due to penalties.There will be changes on the offensive line for likely the next few weeks. Left tackle Bradley Sowell suffered a sprained MCL in his right knee and, while he wont need surgery, will miss some time. Carroll indicated his replacement will likely come from the group that includes rookie George Fant and veteran JMarcus Webb or a move by Garry Gilliam from right tackle to left tackle.The running game, we would be OK, we just need more plays, Carroll said. You could see it in the fourth quarter. You could see there (were) runs there, there were plays to be had. Maybe it was the fifth quarter when it really showed up some. Its disappointing that were on the same topic here again.Game notes Carroll said RB Thomas Rawls (leg) will begin running this week with the plan of returning to practice next week before Seattle hosts Buffalo on Nov. 7. Rawls suffered a hairline fracture in his fibula in Week 2 against Los Angeles. ... Carroll said the team knew of Hauschkas struggles at University of Phoenix Stadium. Coming into Sundays game, Hauschka was 12 of 19 on field goal attempts in his career at the stadium. We didnt talk about it very much because we didnt want it to happen again, Carroll said.---AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP-NFL Discount NFL Jerseys China NFL Jerseys Discount NFL Jerseys Youth NFL Jerseys Wholesale Cheap NFL Jerseys Outlet China Womens NFL Jerseys China Jerseys ' ' '
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In his latest blog, TSN NBA Analyst Jack Armstrong looks at the latest offseason acquisitions made the Raptors and a few other moves around the league. Texans Womens Jerseys . 1. TYLER HANSBROUGH (Raptors): Ive gotten after him about his style of play in the past quite often. Had to laugh when I heard this news. When the guy is on the opposing team you dislike his style. He was the enemy. When hes playing for the team you see all the time, you like having a guy around that has teammates backs and has no back down in his makeup. Hopefully, he plays within his limits and gives them the grit, toughness, rebounding and occasional scoring hes very capable of providing. Definitely an upgrade in the toughness category.        2. JULYAN STONE (Raptors): Will provide some solid on-ball defense and leadership at the point. Solid compete level. Offensive game is maturing and the Las Vegas Summer League will provide the coaching staff with a good insight into his needs that have to be worked on prior to training camp.        3. TORONTO RAPTORS (2015): Pretty clear to me with the signings of Stone and Hansborough and the Bargnani trade that GM Masai Ujiri is keeping all his options wide open and will use the coming weeks/months to decide what to do with the existing pieces of his roster. The bottom line is that I see a team setting its sights (based upon dollars committed past these next two seasons) on 2015 as a time when theyll have significant cap flexibility to make the moves necessary to make this a durable/successful franchise. They are in the evaluation/look and see mode with everyone still here and are in a gradual/methodical approach to team building. The journey will be long and a bit slow, but if it leads to long term franchise Success, its a pill most are willing to swallow.         4. RASHEED WALLACE (Pistons): This guy talked major junk as a player and referees werent huge fans of his. Now hes an assistant coach with Detroit. Amazing. Despite his loud demeanor, he was a quality player in his prime and a very smart one too. Hell be a fun guy to watch make the transition to the sideline, thats for sure.            5. KYLE KORVER (Hawks): Smart move by Danny Ferry getting him locked up long term. The three-point line is such a huge aspect to the NBA game and hes one of the best. He was a good fit for their team. If it aint broke, dont fix it. Martinas Rankin Jersey . The Brazilian goalkeeper signed a loan deal with the Major League Soccer club on Friday as he looks to get playing time ahead of this summers World Cup in his home country. Justin Reid Jersey . Coach Tom Thibodeau says the former MVP will probably start travelling with the team in the next few weeks. 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They could put their feet up. They could lean back. They could stretch. They could do all manner of gymnastic things. I was told, Be still, keep your dress down, keep your legs closed -- all of the things girls are always taught. This began to circulate in my mind and heart, the freedom of movement.AG: Sports allow women to break out. NF: Yes. If I play sports, I can just move. In the backyard of my moms house I made a pit for pole vaulting.AG: Pole vaulting? Wow. NF: I played basketball. I ran track. And I played tennis. I was the only black girl on the tennis team.AG: When was this? NF: I was in high school from 1972 to 1975.AG: That couldnt have been easy at that time.NF: Tennis, its a sport of privilege and money, usually. I was like, Im changing this! Lets put a little color in this sport in Sumter, South Carolina. [Laughs] I was determined.I didnt give up. I was a quick study. I was athletic, I was agile, I was quick. So if I was on your team, you wanted me on your team because I was going to go till the buzzer rang.AG: What influenced you the most when it came to sports? NF: Cynthia Nell was my middle school coach, and as a seventh grader she put me on the varsity girls basketball team. Her doing that changed my life because I knew she saw me. She said, Youre not great yet, but the promise is there. Somebody looking at my promise at that age as an athlete -- it mattered to me. And it still matters.AG: It goes back to what you were saying about gender expectations and longing to be seen as something more than a just a girl. NF: I loved how sport got me out of the house. I loved how it taught me how to take my quiet self and link arms and hands with other people -- how it teaches all of us how to play together.AG: If youre an athlete, you can expand in every direction. NF: Yes! But if Im just a girl in the world, there are rules.AG: Did you like competition? NF: I dont think I was fierce enough.AG: That seems hard to believe. NF: [Laughs] You remember in the Olympics this year, when the runner fell? [American Abbey DAgostino stopped to help New Zealand runner Nikki Hamblin after a fall during a qualifying heat of the womens 5,000 meters.] Thats me. I love that moment. I have replayed that moment over and over in my head 1,000 times because I was not really fierce enough to leave somebody in the dust just to be first place. I was a poet who played basketball. My humanity always pulled me back.AG: So sport wasnt about victory for you.NF: No. I played because I loved the feeling of being spent. I loved the feeling of being drenched in sweat. But I dont feel like Im in competition with another human being. I dont think thats why Im here. Id rather be in conversation than competition. Whoa!AG: That was a good line! NF: It was! [Laughs] My basketball coach in college told me, Nikky, you think too much. Shoot the ball. He was right. I would have the ball in my hand and I would go, Well I could bounce it or bank it or twirl it or I could pass it ... Contemplative, my entire life.AG: Were you unable to get out of your head with other sports, like track? NF: No. Running is a really different thing. The body is in motion and you just go. For me, running was all body.AG: Do you watch sports now? NF: I like to watch tennis. I love womens basketball. I love basketball, period. I love watching athletes compete. The WNBA, college ball. USC [the University of South Carolina, where Finney teaches] has an amazing womens basketball team.AG: Do you go see the games in person?NF: Yes!AG: Do you wear a jersey? NF: I dont wear a jersey, but I do go and scream for them.AG: There probably arent a lot of National Book Award-winning poets screaming in the stands for womens college hoops. NF: Have you noticed how when it comes to sports, women are always called girls? Still. In 2016. In mens sports, theyre called men.AG: Our culture seems to have a lot invested in keeping women in the girl box. President Obama said recently, Theres a reason why we havent had a woman president. We as a society still grapple with what it means to see powerful women, and it still troubles us in a lot of ways, unfairly. NF: Yes. And its everywhere, its not just the presidency. Whos in charge? We have a problem in this country about women being in charge. Can she handle it? Will she fall apart? Gender-ridden questions.AG: Speaking of, one thing I find uniquely valuable for women about sports and being an athlete is how it alters your relationship with your body -- how it mutes the whole issue of gender. NF: Yes! Holy moly. Because the world is telling you one thing about your body. And the game, the sweat, the activity, is telling you another thing.AG: When you play sports, your body is something you control and test. It is not about being received by a gaze. Its about what it can do. NF: As a finely tuned instrument. Thats important. Again, movement, the freedom to move, a reason to move -- to be a girl and to be active was really against the grain that I was taught, and what I saw around me.AG: When you were coming up, did your mother make you wear tights? NF: Ohhh, yes: tights and little lace dresses I couldnt stand. I had a Christmas muff that you put your hands in. That I lost.AG: The muff went missing. NF: I think I buried it in the backyard.AG: As a young adult, did you have any preoccupation with your appearance or beauty?NF: Oh, my God. My mother is the most beautiful woman in the world, period, end of story. She would just come in a room and the room would go: [Gasps]. I didnt see myself in that lane at all. I was plain and a tomboy.AG: Yeah, you were real plain. NF: [Laughs] I just wasnt any of the things that they tell girls to be. I was a nerd. I was square. I was always with pencils and books. I wasnt like, the cool girl, you know. I hated makeup -- never wore it. Theres a Def Jam Poetry reading where they told me I couldnt go on TV without wearing makeup. I had flown up from Kentucky to New York and I was like, OK, lets do it. And then I couldnt get the makeup off. [Laughs] I went in the shower, I was scraping. This isnt who I am. Ive always liked to be my natural self.AG: Thats a really hard thing for women to do. Not just about appearance but in general. NF: Thats why sports are so important. I wish we lived in a society where all girls got access to sports activities. It troubles me that we dont. It makes me mad as hell, actually.AG: Do you think back on certain games or plays from your competition days? NF: Yes! One game in particular. Alice Drive, junior high school. The game is tied 43-43. Someone fouls me. I go to the foul line to shoot two free throws. To the left of me is my father. I look over at him standing at the line and he goes, [holds up two fingers.] And I go, I only need one. And he puts two fingers up. So I make the first one. Id won the game! And I look at him, and he mouths, Two.AG: What did that communicate to you? NF: The lesson for me was, its not about winning the game. Its about doing your best in every situation, even after the game is won. My father still talks about that game. Hes been diagnosed with dementia at 85 years old. Hes lost some memory of more recent things. But that game? That game he remembers.AG: Was your family as supportive of your becominng a writer as they were of your athletic pursuits? NF: They supported it, but they were also fearful because it took me out of pocket. Texans Official Jerseys. AG: It made you different. NF: Because a girl wasnt supposed to be that curious. People were like, Why are you always asking questions?AG: [Laughs] I can relate. Tell me the first time you had to read out loud. When was that? NF: My early 20s. I was in Atlanta, reading alongside the great short story writer Toni Cade Bambara. We were in a community room and I was sweating bullets.AG: What got you through it? NF: Id been used to pressure from playing basketball. I did ask my grandmother for advice. I said, Im always nervous. How do I stop this? And she said, Why would you want to stop it?AG: Ooooh. Thats good. NF: Right? She told me when that happens, you know you are doing what you are supposed to be doing.AG: I might take that one home with me.NF: You may have it. My grandmother gave me a sense of myself in the world, and I always go back to that. She told me to listen to my belly, that there is wisdom you get from your body. Thats why I believe so powerfully in taking care of myself because if I dont do that, then none of this other stuff works. I walk 5 miles every morning.AG: At your house you have your old basketball trophies: Most Valuable Player. Most Improved ...NF: Thats my favorite! MVP, you know, its nice. But most improved? Thats what I took to poetry: Keep working. Im not the poet I want to be yet. And that most-improved tag reminds me every time I look at it that I can keep getting better all the way to the end.AG: How are you not the poet you want to be yet? NF: My desire as a poet is that I want you to see what Im writing. If I fail at that, then I feel like the poem has failed. This isnt just for me. Im really working on the exchange. Im very visual. I watch a lot of movies.AG: Do you watch much television? NF: Like what?AG: Anything. Pop trash? NF: No. I dont have the patience for it. I love cooking shows. [Laughs] But I dont have the patience for the low-brow stuff.I believe what we take in, we put out. [Laughs] Thats a bad line. Last night, oh my God, I had this most amazing dream about two red peacocks walking in a forest and theres a young guy who is shooting a bow and arrow, and he shoots them by mistake. And I am trying my best to save the two red peacocks. And I wake up, drenched. Im just spent. Where did that dream come from? I dont know. Im still trying to figure it out.AG: Maybe the dream is about your parents. NF: My mom loves peacocks. But I dont think it was that. I think it was about how Im feeling about America, how mad I am at us.AG: Its an incredibly divisive time.NF: We dont talk about things enough. We dont have dinner at the same table anymore. We have to not be afraid of each other.AG: It seems like theres a whole movement where were putting people in really tiny boxes. NF: Yes. On all sides. I hate boxes.AG: What do you tell the women in your poetry writing class about holding onto their voice? NF: Every time I go into my classroom, those students are sitting there and I want to give them the right thing. I had a student years ago, for instance, who came into class with a very, very short skirt on, and she was uncomfortable. She kept crossing her legs and pulling her skirt down. So after class I said, Sweetheart, if Im out of line tell me, but you seem a little uncomfortable. And she said, This skirt is just so short and I wish I had a pair of pants. So, we went to Target. And we bought a couple pair of pants. Forty bucks. Somebody else might need my philosophy on Buddhism ...AG: ... and somebody may just need permission to wear pants. Youve said you dont write for applause, that it is about sharing something that matters.NF: Yes! So Im in Philadelphia, doing a reading. I finish and a woman comes up and she goes, How many black women are there like you? She has bruises on her arm, like shes been in abusive relationship. Shes been standing in the back of the room. How many women are there like you? Who didnt have to go through what I went through? She says, Your voice is so tender. Youre so soft. Tell me the secret of that.AG: Wow. NF: Holy moly! And so I went back to the room and I wrote a poem for her.AG: I know that poem: The Girlfriends Train. NF: [Nods] I had to capture that moment, outside of my body. I had to give that back to the world.AG: You did your first book signing at the Kroger grocery in Sumter in 1985, when you were 28.NF: Yup. I had a table in between the milk and cheese section. People would come by and ask, What are you selling? And Id say, poetry.AG: Let me get some yogurt -- and the meaning of life. How did it go? NF: I sold out. [Laughs] Ill do a reading almost anywhere. It doesnt have to be Barnes & Noble. Id do a wrestling match. Poetry belongs everywhere, not just at the presidential inauguration, not just at these special things. But everywhere, because ...AG: ... because it is everywhere. NF: Yes!AG: I also read that you were the neighborhood poet as a kid. Was there much call for a neighborhood poet? NF: Oh yeah: church, Easter poems, birthday poems, Valentines Day. It was the worst poetry ever. Horrible. I buried those in the backyard, too.AG: With the muff? NF: With the muff. But it was early training for people giving me permission to love language and words and to call me into action. I was 13, 14. My name had been called. I had to answer the call.AG: Tell me about the poems youre writing now. NF: Im working on two poems for espnW for the Summit. Im thinking a lot about Paulette Leaphart and her walk across America, because that visual of her is one of the most important, profound visuals I have ever seen in my 59 years. I want to celebrate and honor her, but I want her walking to be central to what Im writing about. To walk, you need a pelvis. And to have a pelvis means you rotate. So many human beings do not want to rotate. They want to go in the same direction. They dont want to be challenged. And you have to ask yourself, Am I willing to rotate??Its called Topless in America.AG: And the second poem? NF: The second poem will be called, Ode to the Girl on a Wheel. Im not just talking about bicyclists -- Im talking about girls who play, who got the wind in their faces. Girls who, like me, sat on that chair and wondered, How can I move? How can I get out of this box that as a girl Ive been put in?AG: I hear you. But it remains distressing to think that even speaking your mind is still considered by so many a ridiculous thing for a woman to be able to do. NF: True. But dont give up. Find somebody else out in the world whos fighting with you. I wouldnt be sitting here with you if 2,000 people before me had not stood in picket lines. I dont know their names, but I know they stood there. Thats where I get my juice to keep going, because Im not going let a bigot or hate stop me. I have a pelvis. I am not giving up. Im not going away. Im not going to be silent. Im full of fight.AG: Do you consider yourself fearless? NF: Im not fearless. That slogan --?no fear --?I wish it had never appeared. You need to know what fear feels like, but you cant let it stop you. Theres something bigger than fear. Courage is bigger than fear. We just have to keep fighting for humanity and for kindness and for tenderness and for empathy and stretching into new spaces. I think of myself as creative. I think of myself as bound and determined to find something wondrous in the world. But thats not special. Thats just bullheaded.AG: Some even might say, inappropriate. NF: Yes. [Laughs] And I couldnt say it when I was young, but every time I was inappropriate, I was joyous. I was like, this is who I was made to be. Discount NFL Jerseys China NFL Jerseys Discount NFL Jerseys Youth NFL Jerseys Wholesale Cheap NFL Jerseys Outlet China Womens NFL Jerseys China Jerseys ' ' '
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Fantasy football players should not be judged merely on static rankings, but rather on a spectrum of overall, boom and bust ratings. Zach Sieler Stitched Jersey .So, what boom-or-bust quarterbacks need to be on your radar this year? Anthony Averett Stitched Jersey . Toronto has dropped games to Indiana and Miami since a five-game winning streak and closed out a three-game road trip at 1-2. Hayden Hurst Stitched Jersey . After taking two big hits this week -- losing at home and dropping back-to-back games for the first time all season -- Indiana struck back by playing its most complete game of the year. http://www.officialravensnflauthenticshop.com/deshon-elliott-stitched-jersey/ . Kyle Denbrook, a soccer player from Saint Marys University, took the CIS male athlete of the week honour. Stanley, a fourth-year business administration student from Charlottetown, scored both goals in a 2-0 win over Dalhousie on Friday and tallied again in a 1-0 win over Saint Marys on Sunday. EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- When the New Orleans Saints are limited to 13 points, its easy to point a finger at No. 9 and say its Drew Brees fault.Well guess what? The 37-year-old quarterback wasnt all that bad Sunday in a 16-13 loss to the New York Giants.Brees didnt throw any interceptions and the Saints didnt turn the ball over. The offense just could not get it going against a revamped Giants defense.Big bucks went a long way in fixing a unit that allowed 52 points and surrendered seven touchdown passes to Brees and the Saints last year in a 52-49 win by New Orleans.And just maybe, the Giants defense is that good this year after spending $100 million in the offseason to sign sack threat Olivier Vernon, run stopper Damon Harrison and shutdown cornerback Janoris Jenkins. Add in cornerback Eli Apple and safety Darian Thompson in the draft, and this unit held its own against Brees.Both teams went out and made improvements on the defensive side of the ball, said Brees, who completed 29 of 44 passes for 263 yards and a touchdown. Both sides came in with a great game plan and so we knew it was going to be a hard-fought game. We thought our output would be better offensively than it was today.The Saints had chances, but they did not capitalize. They were 3 of 13 on third down and that was a major factor in the game. The Saints only had the ball for 59 plays and just under 26 minutes in time of possession, gaining 288 yards.In last years game, New Orleans had a combined 79 runs and passes and 35 minutes of possession. They gained 614 net yards.Thats 20 extra plays and Brees can do a lot with that.It wasnt pretty, but we got the job done as a defense. Im happy, and its going to get better, Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul said. Were still trying to get chemistry with each other. As a unit, we still have a lot of work to do. The vibe is totally different. We know what it takes and its not an individual goal but to correct the mistakes that we made.Brees was frustrated, especially wasting a great effort by his own defense, which forced three turnoovers and did not allow a touchdown. Mark Andrews Stitched Jersey. New Yorks TD came on Jenkins return of a blocked field goal.If you told me prior to the game that we would get three takeaways defensively and not allow an offensive touchdown, Id say our chances today are pretty good, Brees said. The unfortunate thing is that the blocked field goal that gets returned for a touchdown is a 10-point swing. So thats pretty devastating when you look at the way the game unfolded and then the way it finished.The Giants did an outstanding job of keeping the Saints receivers in front of them. In last years game, Brees three longest touchdowns were 53, 34 and 26 yards. His longest completion on Sunday was 23 yards.New York also made the Saints one-dimensional, limiting their running game to 41 yards on 13 carries. The Saints had 103 on 26 carries last season.We stopped the run and we were definitely getting Brees off of his spot, so that he doesnt see those open receivers if he has any and just make a play when he throws the ball, said safety Landon Collins, who had one of the Giants two sacks.Giants coach Ben McAdoo said the key for the Giants was keeping the ball away from Brees.They played fantastic, whistle-to-snap, McAdoo said of his defense. We got lined up quickly. We made sure we had our eyes where they needed to be. They played the call and they played with confidence.Brees had a couple of chances against the defense, but he did not come through.I think that I didnt do a great job of handling some of their third-down pressure stuff to sustain drives, Brees said. We got into some third-and-long situations, or third-and-longer than probably we should have. So first- and second-down efficiency can be better and then, obviously, just the ability to sustain drives and keep them on the field and keep our defense off the field and get points at the end of it.---AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and AP NFL Twitter feed: www.twitter.com/AP-NFL Discount NFL Jerseys China NFL Jerseys Discount NFL Jerseys Youth NFL Jerseys Wholesale Cheap NFL Jerseys Outlet China Womens NFL Jerseys China Jerseys ' ' '
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By now youve heard about San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick refusing to stand for the national anthem. Elite Bears Jerseys . He has said hell continue to sit until he sees a significant change in the treatment of people of color in our country.Reactions to Kaepernicks protest have been swift and strong, with many seeming to condemn the act without bothering to listen to the motivation.Some complained about him criticizing a country that has afforded him the opportunity to make millions of dollars playing football. Kaepernick said hes not speaking for himself but for those without a platform: Ive been blessed to be able to get this far and have the privilege of being in the NFL and making the kind of money I make and enjoy luxuries like that. I cant look in the mirror and see other people dying in the street that should have the same opportunities that Ive had and say, you know what, I can live with myself.Others have claimed that Kaepernicks act was disrespectful to U.S. troops. Kaepernick said he has great respect for our military, which has had his family and friends among its ranks. They fight for freedom, they fight for the people, they fight for liberty and justice, for everyone. Thats not happening. People are dying in vain because this country isnt holding their end of the bargain up.Ever since the story broke Friday night, it seems everyones been eager to give a take. NFL coaches and players -- including Drew Brees -- have weighed in with their criticisms of the act, the message or both. Some players have said they support his message, but not the forum.The NFL communitys discussions about Kaepernicks actions stand in stark contrast to the responses many players and coaches have given when asked about domestic abuse in the NFL. Some players reacted strongly to the video of Ray Rice knocking out his then-fiancee in an Atlantic City elevator. Some said theyd rather not have Greg Hardy in their locker room after photos surfaced of his then-girlfriends visible bruising the night of his alleged assault. But for the most part, when asked about incidents of domestic violence -- even those documented in photos or video -- players stay mum or claim they dont have enough information to criticize.Dr. Eric M. Carter, an associate professor of sociology at Georgetown College in Kentucky, spoke to the New York Times about the relative silence among pro athletes when it comes to hot-button issues like the Rice video. Why dont we see more collective action among athletes? said Carter. Because theyve got too much to lose individually, or at least they perceive they have too much to lose individually.Carter interviewed over 100 players for his 2009 book, Boys Gone Wild: Fame, Fortune and Deviance Among Professional Football Players and said job security is a big reason players keep quiet. I think its part of that We all have short careers, weve got to get what we want right now mentality. Weve got to protect ourselves, in that sense, Carter told the Times. Maybe it comes off as protecting their teammates, which is what we would all like to think, that theres this real social bond that exists among these guys, but maybe not so much as youd think.Were seeing that again now with Giants kicker Josh Brown, who has been suspended one game after a May 2015 arrest on a charge of assault in the fourth degree/domestic violence, for which he was suspended one game by the NFL on Wednesday. Browns ex-wife told police that he had been physically violent with her in more than 20 instances over the past several years.Said Giants defensive end Jason Pierre Paul: Were all family around here. People have their own problems to handle. Hes still our brother and we look past it.Said Giants QB Eli Manning: I dont think there is a whole lot to say. To the team, if Josh wants to say something, he can explain his case. I dont know a whole lot of details about what happened. I know hes been suspended and thats about all I know.Said Giants guard Justin Pugh: Obviously, you have to be there for your teammate. I dont want to get too into it because I dont know all the details ... but all we can do is support our teammate and make sure were there for him.Pugh did get into the Kaepernick situation, though, tweeting about how hell be sure to stand for the anthem.Ben McAdoo, who said shortly after taking over the Giants head-coaching gig that he wouldnt tolerate domestic violence, has made one statement on Browns abusive incident: I do support Josh as a man, a father and a player.Yet McAdoo had plenty to say about Kaepernicks protest on Monday, including this: Id be disappointed if one of our guys chose not to stand. Kaepernick speaking up for those without a voice is disappointing, but Brown earns McAdoos full support. Huh.It may not be surprising that while Browns coach and teammates are unwilling to speak out against him, no one else in the league has criticized the Giants, either, for re-signing their kicker to a two-year deal.Back in 2014, even Kaepernick himself played the not my business card when asked about the release of teammate Ray McDonald the day it was learned he was being investigated on suspicion of sexual assault. McDonald had previously been investigated for domestic violence.Hes a good friend to a lot of people on this team. No one thought bad of him, Kaepernick said then. Hopefully its just a misunderstanding. ... I understand why the team did what it did. Other than that, its not my business.Violence against women, like racial oppression, should be everyones business. And we should be able to talk freely about these issues.The fact that players are jumping at the chance in 2016 to speak out about Kaepernicks protest proves its not just about the desire to keep quiet for the sake of job security. The key is whether theyre willing to listen to the disenfranchised, be it a survivor of domestic abuse or a target of police brutality.I look forward to the day when people stand up and demand justice for people with the same passion they display in defending symbols. After all, whats the point of defending the American flag if youre not invested in protecting the very people it represents? Whats the use in defending the freedoms our anthem promises if youre not willing to listen to those who arent truly free?Standing for the anthem is easy because its expected. Loving your country enough to want to make it better is real patriotism. Joel Iyiegbuniwe Stitched Jersey . 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Look back at the first two years of the CFP: Six of the eight teams lost a game, and some of them were ugly. Thats why Stanford, ?Wisconsin, Michigan (and maaaaybe Louisville) could all survive a loss this weekend.Clemson might not be so fortunate.Heres a deeper look at whats at stake in the three biggest games of Week 5:No. 8 Wisconsin at No. 4 Michigan (3:30 p.m. ET, ABC) What it means for the winner:?A Wisconsin win would further legitimize the Badgers playoff hopes and should convince more people to buy into them as a serious contender in the Big Ten. Even after wins against LSU and Michigan State, Wisconsin is still playing in the shadow of the Big Tens East Division. This would be its second straight road win, though, against one of the Easts best teams. For Michigan, it would be the first win against a ranked opponent, which the Wolverines résumé needs after playing just one team so far (Colorado) with a winning record. If Michigan wins this one, though, it should be 7-0 heading into Michigan State on Oct. 29 and in a great position with the committee.The road back for the loser:?Both could certainly rebound to win their respective divisions and possibly meet again in the Big Ten championship game, but the margin of error shrinks drastically. Michigan still has road trips to East Lansing, Iowa and Ohio State -- the latter being the only game on its schedule that ESPNs Football Power Index does not project the Wolverines to win. Wisconsin has a bye week to recover from a loss and will need it -- to prepare for Ohio State. Of the three games featuring undefeated teams, this one would be the easiest to recover from because it is cross-divisional.No. 3 Louisville at No. 5 Clemson (8 p.m. ET, ABC) What it means for the winner:?A Louisville win puts the Cardinals atop the Atlantic Division standings and changes the balance of power in the ACC, where Clemson and Florida State have been the leagues lone national title contenders in recent years. Louisville already throttled Florida State 63-20, but thats only half the equation. A win in Death Valley would leave no doubt Louisville is the ACCs new king. A win for Clemson, and the ACCs three-way tiebreaker doesnt seem so far-fetched anymore. If Clemson wins, and then Florida State beats Clemson in Tallahassee on Oct. 29 -- and none of them lose again -- the ACC would then turn to SportSource Analytics to break its tie.The road back for the loser: If Clemson loses, the three-way tiebreaker goes out the window, along with the Tigers playoff hopes. Clemson would then need Louisville to lose twice, and Dabo Swinney has a better chance of throwing a pizza party for Florida State fans than that happening. Check out the rest of Louisvilles schedule: The only ranked opponent remaining is a Thursday night road trip to Houston. Its a tough game Louisville could certainly lose, but not one that would keep it out of the ACC championship game. Louisville plays the Coastal Divisions two weakest teams this year in Duke and Virginia. ESPNs Football Power Index projects the Cardinals to win every remaining game. Clemson would need Louisville to have a complete meltdown to get back in the ACC race. If Louisvillle loses, it would need Clemson to lose twice -- another long shot, as Clemsons toughest remaining opponents are FSU and Pitt. Camo Bears Jerseys. It also could still hope Florida State beats Clemson and it wins the three-way tiebreaker. Bottom line: The loser of this game no longer controls its position in the playoff picture.On the playoff bubbleNorth Carolina at No. 12 Florida State (3:30 p.m. ET, ESPN) Playoff plotline: The Tar Heels are heading to Tallahassee confident off a win against Pitt, and FSUs playoff hopes are already on life support. An upset here, and the Noles are done.No. 22 Texas at Oklahoma State (Noon ET, ABC) Playoff plotline: The Longhorns had a bye week to recover from their devastating road loss to Cal, but they havent even played a conference game yet. Texas has no margin for error, but if it can win out, it can get back in the CFP debate.Oklahoma at No. 21 TCU Playoff plotline: The Sooners can still win the Big 12, but TCU is in a better playoff position because it has only one loss, which was in double overtime to Arkansas. Even if OU wins the league, it will have a difficult time getting into the top four with two losses and no league title game to help compensate for it.No. 11 Tennessee at No. 25 Georgia Playoff plotline: The Vols asserted themselves as the team to beat in the SEC East with last weeks win over Florida, but if they come out flat and stumble in Athens, its anyones game. Instead of appearing to have a serious playoff contender, though, the East will again look average, with little hope of upending the West champ.Week 5 superlativesMost intriguing mascot battle: Zippy the Kangaroo vs. Flash the Golden Eagle. Psst, hey Kent State, want to know a secret? Kangaroos cant walk backward. Look it up. Get her on her heels and you might win ...Upset watch: Tennessee at Georgia. The Bulldogs havent looked great this season, struggling against Nicholls, being fortunate to escape Mizzou with a win, and then losing to Ole Miss, but we havent seen Tennessee respond to success yet, and Nick Chubb might want to make a statement against the team he tore his ACL against -- that is, if he has recovered from a sprained ankle.Can-miss game: Alcorn State at Arkansas. Poor Alcorn State, the rebound date for Arkansas after it lost to Texas A&M. ESPNs FPI gives Arkansas a 99.5 percent chance to beat the 1-2 FCS team.Player in the spotlight: Wisconsin QB Alex Hornibrook. The Badgers appeared to have found their QB in the win over Michigan State, but Michigans defense has pressured opposing quarterbacks on 42 percent of their dropbacks this season, second-highest rate in the Power 5.Matchup to watch: Louisvilles offensive line vs. Clemsons defensive line. Its the nations No. 1 offense against the No. 3 defense, and it all starts up front. Clemson, led by Christian Wilkins, Carlos Watkins and Dexter Lawrence, ranks in the top 10 nationally in tackles for loss (38) and is giving up fewer than 100 rushing yards per game.Under the radar: Utah at Cal. This matchup was a thriller last year, when the Utes won 30-24. This time, the Bears are averaging 45.5 points per game, and the Utes are allowing just 15.8. Somethings gotta give.Must-win game: Too many. Texas, Florida State, TCU, Clemson, Louisville -- theyre all likely eliminated from the CFP conversation with a loss.Dont forget about: Ole Miss lost to Memphis last year. The Rebels certainly didnt forget. Memphis is off to a 3-0 start under first-year coach Mike Norvell, but ESPNs FPI pegs the Rebels chances at earning revenge at 86 percent. Discount NFL Jerseys China NFL Jerseys Discount NFL Jerseys Youth NFL Jerseys Wholesale Cheap NFL Jerseys Outlet China Womens NFL Jerseys China Jerseys ' ' '
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NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. Hydro Flask 32 Oz Graphite . -- Its one thing, Chris Sale said, to finally get traded after more than two years of rampant speculation. Its another to join a team that expects to reach the playoffs and the World Series.But to pitch in a starting rotation that includes two Cy Young Award winners?That, Sale said Wednesday, is kind of the cherry on top.One day after acquiring Sale in a haymaker of a trade at baseballs winter meetings, the Boston Red Sox unveiled their new pitcher on a conference call Wednesday. Sale called the Red Sox one of the greatest baseball franchises ever and expressed excitement over joining co-aces David Price and Rick Porcello on a playoff contender rather than staying with the Chicago White Sox, who have missed the postseason every year since Sale broke into the big leagues in 2010.Sale said the first Red Sox player to contact him was Price, who endured a challenging first season in Boston after signing a $217 million contract last winter. Sale has gotten to know Price over the years and makes his offseason home not far from Porcello in southwestern Florida.After years as the White Soxs clear-cut ace, Sale will have to share that title -- not that he cares.We play for a trophy, not a tag, Sale said. I can definitely see a competition between all of us. Not only us three, but everybody -- [Drew] Pomeranz, [Eduardo] Rodriguez -- pushing each other, trying to be better and just making each other better. It would be nice, regardless of whos pitching on what night, the next night, we have as good if not a better chance all the way down the line.It takes some pressure off of everybody because you dont have to feel like you have a huge weight on your shoulders to win this game. It alleviates the pressure that might build on some guys.Sale, a 27-year-old left-hander, has been as consistently dominant as any pitcher over the past five years, posting a 3.04 ERA, 1.061 WHIP and 10 strikeouts per nine innings while finishing in the top five in Cy Young Award balloting four years running. He also has one of the most team-friendly contracts in the game, with one guaranteed year and two club options remaining at a total cost of $38 million.But the White Sox are committed to a full-scale rebuild. After resisting the urge to trade Sale for the past few years, they sent strong signals last month that they would move him, then finally relented when the Red Sox agreed to include prized 21-year-old infielder Yoan Moncada and hard-throwing right-hander Michael Kopech, two of the best prospects in baseball.Its kind of like being the monkey in the middle. Youre glad when you finally get the ball, Sale said of getting dealt. Its hectic. Theres a lot of speculation. Theres story after story. Im obviously getting flooded with text messages from family and friends. Just to have the whole process out of the way and get back to some kind of normalcy will be nice.In Boston, theres always pressure to win. But Sale said he tunes out external noise by not hanging out on social media, reading everything thats written about him or listening to sports radio. If anything, he says the intensity of pitching in front of sold-out crowds at Fenway Park will provide a little bit of a jolt.Im really more focused on the between-the-lines stuff, Sale said. Thats what I signed up for. Thats what I look forward to. Thats what I live for, playing the game of baseball. Everything else will take care of itself. Itll shake out. The good outweighs the bad. Youve got to roll with it.Sale, Price and Porcello become baseballs latest über-rotation, following other recent star-studded staffs such as the 2011 Philadelphia Phillies (Roy Halladay, Cliff Lee, Cole Hamels) and the 2015 Washington Nationals (Max Scherzer, Stephen Strasburg, Jordan Zimmermann). And while a trio of aces doesnt automatically equate to a World Series ring or even punch a ticket to the playoffs, its a good place to start.Porcello, who turns 28 this month, is coming off a Cy Young-winning season in which he went 22-4 with a 3.15 ERA. For all his struggles, Price, 31, finished 17-9 with a 3.99 ERA and is two years removed from a Cy Young runner-up season with the Detroit Tigers and Toronto Blue Jays.Sale, the youngest of the bunch, went 17-10 with a 3.34 ERA in 32 starts for the White Sox.Im as excited as anybody, honestly. I dont know how you couldnt be, Sale said. Youre in the annual running for making the playoffs and have a realistic chance for winning the World Series. Ive always heard great things about the guys on this team. You have dedicated ownership and front-office guys dedicated to winning annually. Obviously its a very special place. Hydro Flask 24 Oz Mint . Perez, 35, posted a 1-2 record with a 3.69 earned-run average in 19 relief appearances last season. His season ended Aug. 9 due to a torn ligament in his left elbow. Perez joins infielder Andy LaRoche and catcher Mike Nickeas with minor-league agreements for 2014 that include invitations to attend spring training. Hydro Flask Store Sale . "It doesnt get any better than that," Giambi said. "Im speechless." The Indians are roaring toward October. Giambi belted a two-run, pinch-hit homer with two outs in the ninth inning to give Cleveland a shocking 5-4 win over the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday night, keeping the Indians up with the lead pack in the AL wild-card race. http://www.cheaphydroflaskstore.com/cobalt-hydro-flask.html . Louis Blues. Shane Hnidy joins Brian Munz for the broadcast on TSN 1290 Radio at 7pm ct. HOUSTON -- The Houston Astros have a message for those who counted them out of the playoff race after losing four of their last five games.This team isnt going to quit, George Springer said. Were going to go down fighting.Springer had three hits, including a two-run double during a six-run sixth inning, and the Houston Astros beat the Seattle Mariners 8-4 on Tuesday night.The victory leaves Seattle two games behind Baltimore for the second AL wild card and cuts Houstons deficit in the race to 2 1/2 games.Weve had somewhere between 10 and 20 lives this year where just when you count us out, when you think that were in a bad spot we seem to fight back, manager A.J. Hinch said. Its a characteristic that I love about our team.The Astros got five hits off Felix Hernandez (11-7) in the sixth, but only two of the six runs scored in the inning were earned because of two errors.I was still making good pitches, Hernandez said. The curveball was down, and it just blooped. I was fine. They just got lucky.The game was tied when Springer shot a ground-rule double to right field that made it 6-4. A two-run single by Marwin Gonzalez, which sailed just out of reach of a lunging Hernandez, chased the pitcher and left Houston up 8-4.Contact is your friend, and you put some energy back in the dugout and put up a really big number against a pitcher who was conceivably cruising after the first inning, Hinch said. So Im proud of our group.Houston starter Mike Fiers allowed eight hits and four runs in five innings. Rookie Jandel Gustave (1-0) yielded no hits and no runs with one walk in 1 1/3 innings for his first career win.Hernandez tied season highs by allowing 10 hits and eight runs, four of them earned, in 5 2/3 innings.He gave up a couple in the first, but our offense rebounded and got him in a good spot, manager Scott Servais said. Not wipe-out stuff by any means, but he was pitching well and deserved a better fate.It was his second straight tough start in Houston after he yielded five hits and eight runs in a third of an inning of a 10-0 loss on June 12, 2015, to tie the shortest start of his career. Olive Green Hydro Flask. He also struggled against Houston at home earlier this month when he allowed nine hits and six runs in 4 1/3 inning of a 6-0 loss to the Astros on Sept. 16.The Astros trailed 4-2 entering the sixth before Jose Altuve and Carlos Correa hit consecutive singles with no outs. Yuli Gurriel grounded into a force out that scored Altuve and left Correa out at second. Shortstop Ketel Marte made an error on the play that allowed Gurriel to reach first. Tony Kemp drew a walk before pinch-hitter Alex Bregmans RBI single tied it.Jake Marisnick then reached on an error by Lind before Springer and Gonzalez drove in two runs each.TRAINERS ROOMAstros: Bregmans pinch hit in the seventh was his first action since leaving a game on Sept. 14 with a right hamstring injury. He was replaced by a pinch-runner after his hit.BREGMANS RETURNBregman had an idea that he could pinch-hit early in Tuesday nights game. But since he had been out so long, coming up in that situation had him a little bit rattled.That might have been more nerve-wracking than my first at-bat here, he said.Hinch was confident that he could deliver there despite the long layoff.Hes Alex Bregman; hes sort of never out of an at-bat, Hinch said. His competitiveness, his readiness, hes been bouncing off the walls trying to get back in the game. He almost couldnt hold back his smile, how good he felt.UP NEXTMariners: James Paxton (5-7, 3.72) is scheduled to start for Seattle on Wednesday. Paxton allowed five hits and one run while striking out nine in seven innings for a win over Minnesota in his last start.Astros: Doug Fister (12-12, 4.42) will pitch for Houston on Wednesday. Fister has had a tough time lately, losing his last four decisions with the Astros dropping each of the last six games hes started. Discount NFL Jerseys China NFL Jerseys Discount NFL Jerseys Youth NFL Jerseys Wholesale Cheap NFL Jerseys Outlet China Womens NFL Jerseys China Jerseys ' ' '
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CLEVELAND -- Two days later, the pain has diminished -- a little. Cheap Derrius Guice Jersey .The cruel sting of losing Game 7 hasnt completely left the Cleveland Indians.We all want to hoist that World Series trophy, team president Chris Antonetti said Friday, so it hurt when we lost.At the same time the Chicago Cubs were parading down Michigan Avenue after winning their first title in 108 years, the Indians -- who pushed the National League champions into extra innings in an unforgettable season finale before losing 8-7 -- took the first steps toward getting back to the Series in 2017.For Antonetti, who has been with the club for 18 years, there is some comfort in what the Indians did this season. But hell never be satisfied completely until Clevelands title quest is finished.We went to Game 7 of the World Series, that in and of itself is an accomplishment, he said. Not the ultimate one were striving for, but still a great organizational accomplishment.With deadlines approaching and no time for pity, the Indians jumped right into the offseason by locking up manager Terry Francona through 2020.The club exercised its contract options for 2019 and 2020 on the 57-year-old manager, who did a remarkable job in steering the Indians around numerous obstacles to get them to their first Series since 1997.Cleveland overcame key injuries, suspensions and questions about their legitimacy as title contenders under Francona, who in his fourth season got the Indians within one win of their first title since 1948.He did a masterful job, Antonetti said. The way in which Tito is constantly thinking about how to place individual players in a position to be successful, to most impact the team, is always extraordinary. He does that first and foremost by building really deep relationships with guys, where they know he cares and he has their best interest in mind, and hes always going to find a way for them to be the best versions of themselves.Hes done that from the day he got here. As high as our expectations were for Tito when we hired him, hes gone beyond that. Were really fortunate to have him.Antonetti and general manager Mike Chernoff also praised Franconas willingness to include everyone in Clevelands front office on major decisions.Hes five steps ahead of all of us [on the field], Chernoff said. Thats just a small part of it. Hes broken down barriers organizationally for us, whether its scouting, player development, that connection people feel internally, and hes done it on the field with the team and in the clubhouse. And the culture he has helped to build, a lot of the resiliency you see, the grit you saw in this team, is a product of that culture. Its not any one move that he made.The Indians have had four straight winning seasons under Francona, who won two titles with Boston. Hes become wildly popular in Cleveland, where he can be seen riding his motorized scooter to the ballpark and where fans have embraced his everyman persona, enthusiasm and self-deprecating sense of humor.Along with rewarding Francona, the Indians exercised their $12 million option on slugger Carlos Santana for next season. The move was expected after Santana belted 34 homers while splitting time at first and designated hitter.Cleveland declined a $13 million option on outfielder Coco Crisp, who gets a $750,000 buyout.The switch-hitter had a few key hits in the postseason and a .208 batting average with two home runs and eight RBIs for the Indians in the regular season after being acquired from the Athletics on Aug. 31.The trade returned Crisp, who turned 37 on Tuesday, to the team he broke into the majors with in 2002.Antonetti also said the club has expressed to first baseman Mike Napoli and outfielder Rajai Davis that they would like to re-sign the potential free agents. The team has until Monday to make qualifying offers to both. Napolis is worth $17.2 million.In his first season with Cleveland, Napoli reached career highs in homers, plate appearances and RBIs. The 35-year-old struggled in the postseason, but Antonetti said the team will take into account the balance of the season.Mike did a phenomenal job for us, he said. He made a huge impact for us on the field and in the clubhouse, and I think thats the lens through which well view it.Davis, too, helped the Indians to their first American League Central title since 2007. The 35-year-old led the league in stolen bases and helped them offset the loss of All-Star Michael Brantley.And for a little while, Davis hit the biggest homer in Cleveland history. His two-run shot in the eighth inning of Game 7 off Cubs closer Aroldis Chapman tied the score 6-6 before Chicago scored two in the 10th.Antonetti and Chernoff were together in a suite and couldnt contain their emotions.I didnt even try, Antonetti said.I almost fell out of the booth, Chernoff said.And next time, they hope to celebrate after the Series.Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.Redskins Jerseys On Sale . 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Over the next two weeks, we will get familiar with the best of the best, examining who they are and where each of the top 10 prospects in the 2016 ESPN 100 came from.Read more: No. 10 Dukes Frank Jackson | No. 9 Kentuckys Malik Monk No. 8 Michigan States Miles Bridges | No. 7 Washingtons Markelle Fultz No. 6 Kentuckys DeAaron Fox | No. 5 Kentuckys Bam Adebayo No. 4 UCLAs Lonzo Ball | No. 3 Dukes Jayson Tatum No. 2 Kansas Josh Jackson | No. 1 Dukes Harry GilesLAWRENCE, Kan. -- A hard foul, the kind that sends previously functional pickup runs into a shouty standoff death spiral. A 5-foot cushion on the perimeter, with overt disrespect masked as pity. Taunts of the printable -- Hes soft, let him shoot?-- and unprintable variety. An edict delivered as a matter of fact: Freshmen --?all freshman -- are required to carry the upperclassmens bags.This is The Test. Or parts of it, anyway. Probably.Its a tricky, shifty thing, this test -- tough to define in concrete terms. Its not, technically speaking, an exam -- though it also kind of is. There are no guaranteed questions and no sure answers. Even the name is informal. You can be tested, but you can also be challenged. You dont necessarily pass the test so much as react correctly, as Kansas senior?Landen Lucas?said, with some care. Correct reaction requires fluency in a social language only elite athletes speak.All?Josh Jackson?could be sure of when he arrived at the Kansas campus in June was that a test of some kind -- administered by veterans of a top-five team with deadly serious national title ambitions and taken by a hyper-talented freshman with a potential No. 1 NBA draft pick awaiting him 12 months later -- was going to happen.I knew it was coming, Jackson said. Immediately.Fight back. Dont waver. Dont complain. Get angry but not too angry. Hide weakness at all cost. Forget your recruiting ranking; no one cares. Expect equal treatment. Take everything in stride. Absorb the larger stakes. Buy in.Above all, understand that the whole point of all of this, at the end of the day, is to see if you can stand out and?fit in -- at the same time.And?I think I passed, Jackson said.IT IS THERE, in that seemingly contradictory dichotomy between blending in and showing out, that the central promise of Jacksons sure-to-be-short tenure at Kansas lies.In the 13-year Bill Self era -- the past 12 years of which have ended with a regular-season conference title, a rare statistic that cant possibly be over-repeated -- no player this talented has ever joined a team this experienced. Self has had his fair share of elite freshmen, of course; one doesnt win 12 straight Big 12 titles in the one-and-done era without them. Still, the only player with as much or more hype than Jackson upon his arrival at KU was Andrew Wiggins on the 2013-14 team, which started three freshmen (Wiggins, Joel The Process Embiid?and Wayne Selden) and one sophomore (Perry Ellis), with just two seniors (graduate transfer Tarik Black and reserve Justin Wesley) in the rotation.This team is different. Or rather, that team was different -- the youthful outlier in Selfs otherwise balanced personnel portfolio. For most of Selfs tenure, KUs success has been built not merely on talent acquisition but on player development, that gradual, old-fashioned process of incremental, collective improvement. Despite significant year-over-year personnel losses -- Ellis graduated after a sterling, four-year career, and a host of others, including Selden, Cheick Diallo, Jamari Traylor, Brannen Greene and Hunter Mickelson, are gone too -- the 2016-17 edition is still very much that kind of team, led by seniors (Frank Mason III, Lucas) and juniors (Devonte Graham) at its core.Where the massively hyped Wiggins (and Embiid) needed to dominate from the outset, Jackson has the luxury of integrating with a group of players who have already pretty much seen it all. That is, fittingly enough, a perfect forum for his game -- itself a combination of star-level athletic prowess and the kinds of contributions that dont make YouTube mixtapes.The thing about him is -- and I think this is a good thing -- sometimes you go watch somebody play, and right away after 10 minutes, theyre making every shot, and you just go, Wow, Self said of Jackson. Josh is a guy that the more you watch him, you go, Wow.Its not like it just jumps off the page to me when I watch him. Because he can go through phases of time when he blends in. But then you look at it and say, wait, he just blocked three shots, he just got two offensive rebounds, he just led the break, got us a layup -- he can do a lot, this guy. He can do a little bit of everything.Save for a minor hitch in his shooting mechanic, per Self, Jacksons game has no glaring holes. He can do all the mixtape things: He is 6-foot-7 and superathletic, he has a ball handlers touch, he is an excellent passer, and he has an innate ability to create angles and make tough shots in traffic. But he might be even better at cutting off the ball and better still as a defender, particularly on the perimeter. Jackson could end up being KUs best perimeter defender, which is no small feat for a guy playing next to Mason and Graham, two of the nations best.That is why Self, whose teams have typically featured two traditionally big forwards, iis figuring out how to play four guards at any given time. Cheap Geron Christian Jersey. Its a stylistically on-trend move, as the game gets smaller and smaller from the NBA on down, and its one Jackson -- the tallest guard in that four-guard lineup -- seems entirely capable of taking on. If he scores 30, great. But he might score 12 and be every bit as crucial.You cant label him as any one thing, Self said. Hes just a basketball player.HE IS ALSO, it turns out, a totally nice, seemingly normal dude.Jackson can play the saxophone -- well enough that if he had practiced and hadnt been so nervous, he could have gotten through the solo performance his teammates wanted him to put on at Kansas Late Night in the Phog event in October. (I was not comfortable playing in front of 16,000 people, he said.) Hes into chess, and he started a chess club at Prolific Prep in Napa, California, where he spent his senior year of high school and was a member of the National Honor Society. Ask him to describe himself, and the first thing he will say is that hes kind of an introvert.He is also, it turns out, a next-level competitive freak.This is the second bit of that self-description: a competitor at everything. Chess gets heated. Checkers gets heated. Connect Four -- Connect Four! -- gets heated. Video games arent merely a relaxing diversion; theyre another avenue in which to compete. (His top choice is Mortal Kombat XL. His main character? Raiden. I dont think anyone can beat me, he said.)Indeed, these are the two things other people say about Jackson: that he is a really nice guy and crazy competitive, and that the difference is never more noticeable than when he steps on and off the court.Hes very easy to get along with, Lucas said. I dont think Ive ever seen a person, or a personality type, not fit with him.This is the same person who, earlier this year, blocked a shot from NBA legend Gary Paytons son in a high school game -- and then started talking trash to Gary Payton.Self picked up on all of this quickly enough. Sometimes, all he has to do is praise a teammate for playing hard and intentionally omit Jackson, and then watch as Jackson mutters at himself under his breath.As far as Jackson can tell, that innate drive was honed early in childhood, when his mother, Apples Jones, a former player at UTEP, took her son out back for games of one-on-one -- and never, ever let him win.(Ahem: The similarities to Duke guard Frank Jacksons one-on-one matches against his father are uncanny, and the only conclusion worth drawing is that parents of prodigal hoopsters should start ruthlessly dominating their children at a tender age. It seems to work.)The mental image of a little kid crying and storming off because his mom beat him at basketball -- again -- is a vivid one, but that cant be how it went down.Thats pretty much exactly how it went down, Jackson said with a laugh.Starting at 8 years old, Jackson played his mom, and she wouldnt give an inch, would not take it easy on me at all. It took all of five years, until Jackson was 13 and had grown a few inches and gotten a bit stronger, for him to get his first win.Of course, I started prancing around and dancing and all of that stuff, he said. She didnt seem mad, though. She had a smile on her face. She was happy.Lesson learned: Basketball is more fun when its competitive, when both people know they are getting the others best.And we, after that, we never played again, Jackson said.NO WONDER JACKSON WAS READY for his test. For some players, even great ones, threading the needle between uber-competitive jerk and over-passive nice guy is a career-long struggle. For KUs freshman star, it is the baseline sum of his personality.Josh is great at it, Lucas said. Because of the demeanor he brings with him. Speaking for me, personally, I love it when guys, young guys, come back at it. Because Im competitive too.I will tell you this: If anybody in his camp, primarily his mom, thought he would back down because somebody came at him, I mean, Self said before pausing, that would ... be something that was discussed for a long time. Thats not in their DNA.That doesnt mean there wont be more tests. As comfortable as Jackson is with the attention he is receiving -- and as much as he was introduced to it as early as eighth grade, when the recruiting rankings started rolling in -- theres something different about feeling it on a nightly basis or after a tough loss or when the shots dont fall for a week or a month or all season. The lights can get bright.Those summer tests, preemptively designed to ward off trouble later in the season, cant always account for the frustrations that can accrue in the cold winter Big 12 play -- or the pressures associated with KUs attempt to tie the longest conference-title streak of all time, currently held by UCLA.In the meantime, though, Jackson has, to use Selfs phrase, unpacked his bags. He has integrated himself fully in the team, on the court and off. He has done everything he can to earn the respect of the veteran teammates whose goals he will play such a large role in achieving and who hate to lose every bit as much as he does. The goal: Fit in and stand out.Rest assured of one thing: Even if you dont see Jackson, youll hear him.Oh, definitely, [I talk back], Jackson said. Thats part of passing the test. Discount NFL Jerseys China NFL Jerseys Discount NFL Jerseys Youth NFL Jerseys Wholesale Cheap NFL Jerseys Outlet China Womens NFL Jerseys China Jerseys ' ' '
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LAWRENCE, Kan. Dante Pettis Stitched Jersey . -- David Beaty could stand at a pulpit and go toe-to-toe with the most long-winded, passionate and downright positive preachers to ever step foot inside a church.Its a nice ability to have when youre trying to sell Kansas.By now, the depths of the Jayhawks ineptitude the past five years are well known: the 15-game losing streak, the poor recruiting classes under Turner Gill and Charlie Weis, the winless season in Beatys debut, the subpar stadium and apathetic fan base.Yet as Beaty stood at a lectern inside a team meeting room this week, appraising the first three weeks of the season, he launched into an unscripted address brimming with optimism.Were excited about moving forward, he said. Really as we get into it, you start looking at it, theres a lot of surprising things that youre actually doing a little better than you thought.Like passing yards allowed, where the Jayhawks rank ninth nationally. And in total defense, where they have gone from 120th out of 125 schools last season to 62nd through their first three games.Similar improvements have been made on offense and special teams, too.Beaty is also a realist, though. He understands the only statistic that truly matters is number of wins, and a victory over Rhode Island followed by losses to Ohio and Memphis is hardly progress.Theres some positive things there, he said while meeting with reporters during the Jayhawks bye week, but the details are in the things were not doing well, but they need to hear about the ways were improving as a team because we are making improvements. We just havent done enough yet, so the details are going to be huge for us as we go through this week.Two major areas of emphasis: ball security and field position.Turnovers have destroyed any chance of winning the past two weeks -- nine of them in total. The Jayhawks lost a pair of fumbles and threw a pick against the Bobcats, and last week coughed it up four times and threw two interceptions in a six-turnover meltdown against the Tigers.Kansas has no prayer against Big 12 foes making those kinds of mistakes.The thing that we learned as we look at the tape is its never as simple as you think it is. Ball security is an everybody deal, Beaty said. All those things are coached, and weve just got to coach them harder, because when we do, the results will be a lot different. Theyll fall in suit.The same rings true for trouble with field position, where the Jayhawks have made a habit of starting in the shadows of its own goalposts. The turnovers have contributed to the problem, but so has a mixed bag on offense and scattershot performances by special teams.Starting drives inside your 5 or inside your 10, that makes it tough sledding, and conversely, if were not making our opponents start their drives inside their 20, that makes it tough sledding, Beaty said. I want to say of 14 drives or 15 drives last week, Memphis started inside their 25 twice, and we started inside of our 12 six times.That certainly wont fly against the high-powered offense of Texas Tech, which kicks off Big 12 play next week. The meet Thursday night for a game that will be showcased on national television.There were still questions for Beaty to answer Tuesday after his lengthy oratory, ranging from the future of decrepit Memorial Stadium -- our fan base deserves a quality, wonderful, great fan experience -- to his own self-scout, where he admitted to a number of personal faults.But one point he drove home time after time was his steadfast belief in progress.These arent the same old Jayhawks. Beaty is sure of it.Youre never going to be there. We are always going to be developing, he said. Youre going to hear me say that from now until we win a conference championship, which we will do. Im not sure when, but we will get to it, and we will always be developing. Fred Warner Stitched Jersey . The judges scored it 48-47, 48-47, 49-46 for Jones (19-1). It was the champions closest call. 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NEW YORK -- All of a sudden, the New York Mets face this sobering uncertainty: Matt Harvey might never be a healthy ace again. Maillot Eden Hazard Belgique 2018 .The struggling star has symptoms consistent with thoracic outlet syndrome and could require season-ending surgery to treat a serious condition that has jeopardized the career of other major league pitchers.General manager Sandy Alderson announced the unusual diagnosis Thursday after Harvey was examined in St. Louis by a specialist, Dr. Robert Thompson. Alderson said a decision on surgery is expected in the next few days before the All-Star break.I think you can bounce back from it, but everybodys different, as we know, anytime you have surgery. So theres a level of concern, Mets manager Terry Collins said. But certainly, you cant be very excited about it. You just dont know.Thoracic outlet syndrome is a condition caused by the compression of nerves, blood vessels or both in the area between the neck and armpit. After his start Monday, the 27-year-old Harvey complained of some common symptoms, which include numbness in fingers and shoulder discomfort.The former ace was seen by Mets doctors, referred to Thompson for further examination and placed on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday, retroactive to Tuesday.His arm just felt like it was dead, Collins said.Another temporary treatment option is a nerve-block injection that might help Harvey return to the mound fairly quickly, but surgery is probably inevitable and the operation usually requires a four-month recovery period, Alderson said.Thompson would likely perform the procedure, the GM added. Surgery sometimes involves the removal of a rib.Other big league pitchers have been treated for TOS with inconsistent results and varying degrees of success, including Josh Beckett, Chris Carpenter, Jaime Garcia, Matt Harrison, Shaun Marcum and Chris Young.Thompson removed one of Youngs ribs in a 2013 operation that helped the right-hander make a successful comeback as a major league starter.Again, anytime that you introduce a significant surgery of this type, I think you have to be cautious about what will happen, Alderson said. But at the same time, I fully expect that Matt will be back and ready to go in 2017.Harvey, who missed the 2014 season following Tommy John surgery on his elbow, is 4-10 in 17 starts with a 4.86 ERA -- 80th among 99 qualifying pitchers in the majors.He had been scheduled to start Saturday night at Citi Field against Max Scherzer and the NL East-leading Washington Nationals. Right-hander Logan Verrett will pitch in Harveys place and could get a chance to hold down that spot in the rotation.Verrett is 3-5 with a 4.01 ERA in 23 appearances this season, including five starts.Well evaluate it, but right now hed be the guy we would lean toward, Collins said. Logans got some big shoes to fill.Complicating matters for a suddenly fragile Mets rotation, right-hander Zack Wheeler has had several setbacks in his recovery from Tommy John surgery this year. The team initially targeted the All-Star break for his return, but Wheeler hasnt even thrown off a mound yet and theres no longer a timetable for his expected progress.We have no idea when hes coming, Collins said. Its another huge setback.Alderson said he is confident, not certain that Wheeler will be back this season.The defending NL champions trailed Washington by four games going into the opener of their four-game series Thursday night.Harvey has given up 111 hits in 92 2/3 innings, with 76 strikeouts and 24 walks. He hasnt won since May 30, but he and the team had insisted all season he was healthy.The Mets reiterated Thursday that the right-hander didnt mention any symptoms until after Mondays outing, when he was tagged by Miami for six runs -- five earned -- and 11 hits over 3 2/3 innings before New York rallied from a 6-0 deficit to win.For the Mets, the news means two of the teams top stars have developed career-threatening health conditions in less than 14 months.Third baseman David Wright was diagnosed with spinal stenosis last year and missed more than four months. The 33-year-old captain has been sidelined again since late May and is expected to miss the rest of the season following neck surgery to repair a herniated disk.I dont want it to sound like woe is me -- but woe is us, Collins said.Selected seventh overall by the Mets in the 2010 amateur draft out of North Carolina, Harvey blossomed into one of baseballs best pitchers three years later and started the 2013 All-Star Game on his home mound at Citi Field.He returned from Tommy John surgery last year and went 13-8 with a 2.71 ERA in 29 starts covering a career-high 189 1/3 innings.Late in the season, agent Scott Boras said doctors recommended that Harvey be limited to approximately 180 innings in his first year back. At first, the pitcher was noncommittal about going beyond that total -- generating a firestorm in New York with the Mets in the middle of a playoff race.Soon after, he announced he planned to pitch in October.Harvey threw an additional 26 2/3 innings in the postseason, going 2-0 in four outings while helping the Mets to their first pennant in 15 years.He was working on a shutout in Game 5 of the World Series against Kansas City when he pushed to pitch the ninth inning and talked Collins into it. Given a chance to go back out to the mound, Harvey faltered and the Royals rallied to win the championship. Maillot Dedryck Boyata . PAUL, Minn. Maillot Michy Batshuayi Belgique . Houston won 3-0 to advance to face New York in the Eastern Conference semifinals. Last in the game, Di Vaio and Romero got into a shoving match with several Houston players. Romero appeared to elbow and kick Houston defender Kofi Sarkodie. http://www.maillotbelgiqueexterieur.com/maillot-eden-hazard.html . 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Trestmans departure after five years brought in former U.S. university coach Dan Hawkins. Like his predecessor, Hawkins enters the CFL with no experience of the 12-man game. The difference is that this time he will be well-supported with a staff of 11 co-ordinators and assistants. Among them is former Winnipeg head coach Doug Berry, who was hired as Hawkins senior adviser and who could likely step into the top job if needed. The main job will be to bring consistency to the defence and special teams. The offence is almost unchanged from a year ago, except for the addition of 35-year-old receiver Arland Bruce III to replace the departed Brian Bratton. It all hinges on the health of quarterback Anthony Calvillo, the leagues all-time passing leader who turns 41 on Aug. 23. Calvillo is hardly slowing down. He wasnt fast to begin with. And last season he topped, 5,000 yards passing for the seventh time, completing 333 for 5,082 yards, 31 touchdowns and 14 interceptions. He is coming off surgery to his non-throwing shoulder but looked sharp in the pre-season. The team signed free agent Quinton Porter as insurance, but the veteran pivot asked for his release when it became clear he wouldnt get the back-up role ahead of third-stringer Josh Neiswander and impressive newcomer Tanner Marsh. Calvillo has his offensive line intact and his solid array of tall receivers in S.J. Green, Jamel Richardson and Brandon London. Adding Bruce was a bonus. They will start the season with both incumbent running back Brandon Whitaker and new signing Jerome Messam out with injuries. Chris Jennings, who filled in after Whitaker blew out a knee last season, is to start the campaign but the multi-skilled Whitaker is expected back soon. The offence was not an area of concern for Montreal. Perhaps their biggest problem last season was special teams, where they gave up too many long returns and couldnt get their own return game going. The result was weak field position at both ends. With new special teams co-ordinator Ray Rychelski in place, they hope speedy Noel Devine will break more long returns this season. Last year, special teams was only one of former coach Andy Bischoffs many duties. "I dont know if it was the philosophy or we neeeded to get better personnel-wise, but for whatever reason, we were getting big field position changes," said Popp. Maillot Toby Alderweireld. "We didnt seem to get the returns and we seemed to give up big returns. "The coaching was good, but there was something not clicking." "Coach Rays approach is different. Its more like NFL teams. Its very direct. Well see what results we get." There were changes in the defensive backfield with the signing of veteran cornerbacks Byron Parker and Geoff Tisdale. Dwight Anderson and Seth Williams are gone. The biggest change may be moving bruising tackler Kyries Hebert from safety to outside linebacker, his natural position. Canadian Shea Emry remains at middle linebacker with Chip Cox also back, and with the versatile Marc-Olivier Brouillette slotting in wherever hes needed. Rookie Mike Edem, drafted third overall from the University of Calgary, has been impressive at safety, flanked by returning defensive backs Billy Parker and Jerald Brown. The team has also gone back to a four-man line and signed the spirited Ejiro Kuale from Toronto to play rush end along with veteran John Bowman. Scooter Berry and Alan Michael Cash return at tackle, and Moton Hopkins is back after missing a year with a blood clot in a leg. Popp wants stability on defence after going through a succession of defensive co-ordinators in recent years. Each one changed the system so that new players were needed to fit the co-ordinators style. Jeff Reinebold is out, and the new co-ordinator is Noel Thorpe. "With coaches, co-ordinators and philosophies, that there hasnt been the consistency we had on offence," said Popp. "Youre trying to find a coach that maybe fits the personnel better. "That was thought out much better this time around. Reinebold is a very good coach, it just didnt work. We were very good some weeks and others we werent. But thats our league. The best co-ordinators have had 500-yard games against them. But you want consistency, not a roller coaster." "The system is simplified. In the system that had evolved, there were a lot of checks and changes and when there are always new people in, everyones not always on the same page and it becomes difficult. In this system, there are less adjustments. Theres a lot more man coverage. Usually that will spell out less mistakes." Popp hopes better special teams and defence will bring the Alouettes back to the Grey Cup game, where theyve been eight times in 13 years, winning in 2002, 2009 and 2010. It will be the 18th season since the team returned to Montreal in 1996 after a 10-year hiatus and theyve had winning records every year but two -- 9-9 in 2001 and 8-10 in 2007. In that span, theyve never missed the playoffs. "Weve been at a high level, and the question is whether we stay at that level or drop a notch down," said Popp, who has been GM for all that time. "But those are the two areas that, if we can be better, well already be a better team." Discount NFL Jerseys China NFL Jerseys Discount NFL JerseysYouth NFL Jerseys Wholesale Cheap NFL Jerseys Outlet China Womens NFL Jerseys China Jerseys ' ' '
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