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RIO DE JANEIRO -- As he stood atop the Olympic medal stand and The Star-Spangled Banner played for him for the 20th time in his career, Michael Phelps fought back the tears. This was the 200-meter butterfly, the first event he swam in an Olympics. The race his sister swam. The one event in which he had won more gold than any other. And when he looked to the scoreboard and saw the 1 next to his name, it all sort of hit him. He would probably never compete in this race again.The night had been about redemption. Not specifically targeted at South Africas Chad le Clos, who out-touched Phelps to win gold in the event four years earlier and then drew the Phelps death stare after shadowboxing in the ready room a night earlier. This was about Phelps getting something back that he believed belonged to him.I didnt say anything to anybody else, but there wasnt a shot in hell I was losing that race tonight, Phelps said. And, if I did, every ounce I had was going to be left in the pool.One of the consistent concerns of Phelps coach, Bob Bowman, was that his star pupil wouldnt swim with enough emotion. There might have been times Bowman was right during Phelps comeback run, but that wasnt a problem Tuesday night. Phelps stepped onto the blocks before the race, lost in his own intensely focused world. With every stroke, every kick, he did everything he physically could do to propel himself through the water as quickly as he could.At the 50-meter mark, Phelps was eight-hundredths of a second behind Hungarys Laszlo Cseh, the reigning world champion with the fastest time in the world in 2016. But by the halfway point, Phelps pulled ahead. With 50 meters to go, he had a .67 lead on le Clos. It was at this point four years earlier where le Clos made his move, and the point le Clos hammered home to his seven competitors a night earlier was theyd be scared about what he could do.But Tuesday, le Clos faded down the stretch, finishing fourth then breezing through the postrace interview area not to be heard from again. Instead, Japans Masato Sakai came charging in the final lap, putting fear in the heart of anyone pulling for Phelps. As he approached the wall with Sakai closing, Phelps told himself he was going to take one more half stroke. He thought it might cost him the race, just like he thought it had four years earlier against Milorad Cavic in the 100 fly. But this time, again, it worked. Phelps would win by four-hundredths of a second, the closest margin in 200 fly Olympic history.After the race, the celebration was on. Phelps first waved a No. 1 in the air and then sat atop the lane line like a king on his throne and held both of his hands high above his head.I came to the pool tonight on a mission, Phelps said, and the mission was accomplished.During the medal ceremony, up in the stands at the other end of the arena, Nicole Johnsons heart raced. She knew her fiancé would want to share this moment with their 3-month-old son, Boomer. So she and Michaels mother, Debbie, moved seats so Phelps could perhaps come back when the ceremony was over.It had been a roller coaster 20 months for Johnson. She was the one Phelps called when he left the casino that November night in 2014 after he was arrested for DUI. She was the one who dropped him off for 45 days in a behavioral rehabilitation facility to fight his inner demons. And she was the one who watched every day as Phelps put everything he had into training for this race, on this night, with his main competition, le Clos, in the lane next to him.As she looked at the video board and saw Phelps eyes well, hers did the same. Later, she struggled to put it all into perspective.Are you kidding me? she said. Is that a joke? Im speechless. I know the amount of work he put into all of this and especially that particular race. He wanted that back and he got it back.After the American flag was raised, Phelps circled the pool, posing for photos with Sakai and bronze medalist Tamas Kenderesi of Hungary. Kederesi, the latest swimmer to grow up idolizing Phelps, was only 3 years old when Phelps Olympic journey began in Sydney in 2000.When I was a child, I always watch his races and this is what prepared me for the competitions, Kederesi said. I just want to say a big thanks to him. He really help me a lot.After the medal parade, Phelps spotted his family and climbed a set of bleachers to say hello. Nicole, Debbie and Boomer all got a kiss. Then Nicole put the baby boy in her fathers arms.He was like, No. And I was like, Yes, you should hold him, Nicole said. And Debbie was like, Youre holding him.Eleven minutes after holding his son, Phelps would return to the deck and swim the anchor leg of the 4x200 freestyle relay. Prior to the race, Phelps told Conor Dwyer, Townley Haas and Ryan Lochte to get him a big lead. He was tired. And then, when Phelps tried to put his swim cap on, it snapped. Phelps chirped at Dwyer, who had already finished his leg and turned his cap inside out; he gave it to Phelps. The result was again gold.That was probably one of the most challenging doubles that Ive had for sure, he said.Twenty-four hours earlier, Phelps, Dwyer, Lochte and their other Olympic Village roommates watched videos of le Clos shadowboxing and the Phelps death stare that prompted a worldwide flood of internet memes. Then, with all that swirling around him, Phelps turned in one of the greatest performances of his career. When the night came to an end, he would have his 20th and 21st Olympic gold medals. The entire country of Brazil has only 24 combined in its Olympic history. Phelps matched Russian gymnast Larisa Latynina with a record 14 individual medals. And at 31, he became the oldest swimmer to win an individual gold in Olympic history. In interviews after Tuesdays events, there was a common theme in the comments of swimmers from all around the world: Thats Michael.He makes it seem easy. But to fully understand how remarkable Phelps dominance is at age 31, all you have to do is look to U.S. teammate Lochte. It was Lochte who four years ago crushed the world in the 400 individual medley and had many suggesting he was better than Phelps. Now 32, hes in Rio swimming in one individual event -- the 200 IM.Phelps, meanwhile, isnt even halfway through his program. He still has the 200 IM, 100 butterfly and a likely spot on the medley relay before his Rio Games -- and likely his career -- come to an end. He could potentially leave Rio with six gold medals, giving him a jaw-dropping 24 for his career.I was talking to Bob the other night and one of the things that is sticking in my head now is thats a lot of medals, Phelps said. Its insane, mind-blowing almost to me. To think when this all started and the things weve been able to do in the sport, its just special.With more potentially to come.Im excited with what hes going to do the rest of the meet, because, once that guy gets started, you cant stop him, Dwyer said.Cheap Adidas Oilers Jerseys . With the first unit struggling of late and Amir Johnson - one of the teams iron men - hobbling on an injured right ankle, Patterson knew he could get the nod in a challenging matchup against one of the leagues up and coming players at his position. Al Hamilton Jersey . The defending champion beat Gael Monfils of France 7-6 (6), 6-3, while second-seeded Andy Murray of Britain dispatched Edouard Roger-Vasselin, also of France, 6-3, 6-3. Making his first appearance since injuring his wrist a month ago, Del Potro had difficulty with his service games in the first set. http://www.cheapedmontonoilersjerseys.com/?tag=adidas-glenn-anderson-jersey . 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Past winners include Ricky Rubio, Danilo Gallinari and Nikola Mirotic.Abrines signed a long-term deal with Barcelona last year through 2019 and will have to pay a $2.2 million buyout to be released from his contract. The Thunder are allowed to contribute $650,000 toward the buyout.The Thunder have been high on the 6-foot-6 Spanish guards development the past couple of seasons, but Abrines was not expected to join the team this season. However, with the departure of Keevin Durant, both cap space and apparent playing time has opened the door for Abrines to make the jump.dddddddddddd. His signing also likely signals the likely end of Dion Waiters tenure with the Thunder. Waiters, 24, is a restricted free agent, and has yet to ink an offer sheet with anyone, but unless the deal is a bargain, the Thunder are unlikely to match.Without Durant, the Thunder are in desperate need of perimeter shooting, and Abrines is known primarily as a marksman -- he hit 41.7 percent from 3 last season for Barcelona -- but has a well-rounded offensive skill set and sneaky athleticism. His struggle will likely be on the defensive end, as scouts have said he needs to get stronger to guard at the NBA level.Abrines will compete for Spain in the upcoming Olympic Games in Brazil. ' ' '

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Rutgers Preview CapsuleBy The Associated Press=RutgersLast season: 7-25, has not had a winning season since 2005-06.Nickname: Scarlet Knights.Coach: Steve Pikiell, first year.Conference: Big Ten.Whos gone: G Bishop Daniels, F D.J. Foreman, F Omari Grier, F Greg Lewis.Whos back: G Corey Sanders. The sophomore thought about going to the NBA but returns with team-high 15.9 point average and 115 assists; G Mike Williams averaged 12.3 points and led the club with 50 3-pointers; F Deshawn Freeman averaged 13.1 points and 5.3 rebounds before an injury ended season after seven games; F Jonathan Laurent averaged 8.1 points and 5.1 rebounds in 27 games as a freshman.Whos new: G Nigel Johnson. Redshirt junior transfer from Kansas State, where he averaged 4.7 points, 1.7 assists and 1.5 rebounds in 62 games. C C.J. Gettys. The 7-footer earned his undergraduate degree at North Carolina-Wilmington, averaging 5.3 points and 5.1 rebounds. F Candido Sa. The 6-9 JUCO transfer ranked second nationally among junior college players with 123 blocked shots last season. F Eugene Omoruyi. Averaged 16.9 points and 9.6 rebounds in senior year in Canada. F Issa Thiam. The 6-9 forward from Senegal averaged 14 points and 8.0 rebounds in 2015-16 at Arlington Country Day School in Jacksonville.The Skinny: Rutgers has not been to the NCAA Tournament since 1991. The last three coaches have lasted a total of 10 years. Pikiell led Stony Brook to its first NCAA Tournament last season but he needs to build a program here. Rutgers was 1-17 in the conference last season.Tampa Bay Buccaneers Jerseys China . Wall made the comment in a speech to a Regina business crowd that included Lesnar. The U.S. wrestler and retired mixed martial artist says he was visiting his brothers farm in Saskatchewan and decided he wanted to hear what the premier had to say. Buccaneers Jerseys China Cheap .Y. - General manager Billy King says the Brooklyn Nets are looking to add a big man and confirmed the team worked out centre Jason Collins, who would become the first openly gay active NBA player if signed. http://www.cheapbuccaneersjerseysauthentic.com/?tag=authentic-carlton-davis-jersey . Jon Montgomerys gold medal in skeleton at the Whistler Sliding Centre and his subsequent auctioning off of a pitcher of beer in the village square elevated him to folk-hero status. Authentic Jordan Whitehead Jersey . It was the second consecutive win for the Pacers (2-5), who lost their first five preseason games. Jeff Teague led the Hawks (1-5) with 17 points and eight assists and Al Horford had 12 points and seven rebounds. Mike Scott scored 15 of his 17 points in the second half. Authentic M. J. Stewart Jersey . 10 Texas Rangers jersey for one last time. Young formally announced his retirement Friday after returning to Rangers Ballpark, his baseball home for all but the last of his 13 major league seasons.Nearly half the NFL awoke Monday with winning records as Week 6 neared its end. Ten teams are 4-2 or better, although a couple -- Pittsburgh and Oakland, for sure -- played more like the Cleveland Browns than like teams with real aspirations.Separating contenders from pretenders is easy at the top, but a dozen teams will wind up earning postseason spots, with probably half of them having legitimate shots at reaching the Super Bowl. Which ones are the real deals? A run through all teams with winning records and a few other notables provides some clarity.True contenders can trust their defenses. They have quarterbacks who protect the football and can flourish in two-minute situations. They have track recordds for improving late in the season, and they ideally can win games even when their preferred formula becomes unavailable to them.ddddddddddddCONTENDERSCream of the cropNew England Patriots (5-1): The Patriots check all the boxes. Tom Bradys 782 yards and six touchdowns in his first two games back from suspension have rightfully grabbed headlines, but the Patriots are also giving up only 15.2 points per game this season, tied for their third-best mark through six games in the Brady era. Thats remarkable for a team that unloaded top pass-rusher Chandler Jones in the offseason. ' ' '

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What a week for the Canadian Football League, our fans and the Ottawa REDBLACKS! Four young quarterbacks this week have or will be strutting their stuff and showcasing their skill set for all to see, especially Marcel Desjardins, GM for the expansion team in the nations capital. Marcel must be grinning from ear to ear with the sudden surge of talented young QBs taking control and getting real meaningful snaps right before his eyes. The GM is getting invaluable insight to the strengths and weaknesses of the potential future leader for his team. In December the CFL is holding the Ottawa REDBLACKS Expansion Draft; the team will be able to select a total of eight imports and 16 non-imports and have the opportunity to draft two quarterbacks from existing teams. (The complete Expansion Draft format can be seen at the end of this article.) Who the REDBLACKS choose is anyones guess, but one thing is for sure, its the hottest topic going in the CFL. Bo Levi Mitchell, Drew Willy, and Justin Goltz all took centre stage and acquitted themselves quite well with their play this past weekend. If thats not enough, roll out Zach Collaros, the Argos "diamond in the rough" for all to see Tuesday night. Whaaa-Hoooo! All of a sudden, its a smorgasbord of future CFL quarterbacks and the REDBLACKS are licking their lips. While Desjardins has got to be ecstatic with his sudden good fortune and all the live auditions taking place as of late, the direction each club will take with who they protect could very well have been muddied! In Bo Levi Mitchells case, its not just his incredible play the other night, when he looked razor sharp and certainly ready to take centre stage, its how he has handled everything that has been thrown at him since becoming a Stampeder. Remember, hes the reason why Brad Sinopoli, once a promising Canadian quarterback with all the right tools, is now playing receiver! I mention Mitchells fine play because he might be the quarterback that Calgary protects come the expansion draft. Why? Because like it or not Drew Tate has been injured way too often lately, and hes older and presumably more expensive. Put it this way, Mitchell has gone a long way in ensuring future employment in a Red and Black uniform somewhere, we just dont know if thats in Calgary or Ottawa! Interesting scenarios abound, and thats just Calgary! In Saskatchewan, you protect Durant and pray he gets healthy fast for a couple of reasons. Durant is your franchise quarterback and hes having a Most Outstanding Player type season. He gives you the best chance to win, week in week out. But also so you dont have to keep exposing the young, talented Drew Willy to the watchful eyes of Ottawa. If Willy keeps balling like he did the other night, hes a potential REDBLACK for sure! As for Goltz in Winnipeg, he did enough to warrant a call back audition, maybe not from Ottawa but certainly in Winnipeg where they continue to search for production and continuity under the centre. Its a "Catch 22" situation for all the teams across the CFL. You want to develop your next quarterback, but if you do it this season, you expose him to the process and bang, he could be gone! Thats why you have teams keeping four and five quarterbacks around camp this season expecting and anticipating the pillaging in December. Are teams possibly going to the extent of hiding quarterbacks as best they can, trying to throw Ottawa off the scent of a good QB? Not a bad idea, but certainly a risky one! For example, is Hamiltons Jeremiah Masoli, whos listed as the No. 3 QB actually better than Brian Brohm, who has been placed on the nine-game injured list? Or are the Ticats trying to fly Brohm under the radar a bit? Lets see if Brohm is activated after nine weeks and if Masoli goes to the nine-game list. All kinds of gamesmanship could be going on in Toronto with the club keeping five quarterbacks in camp! Makes you wonder to what extent clubs are willing to go in order to protect or hide their talent at the most important position in the game. And what about this conspiracy theory: Montreal sends Adrian McPherson to the Arena League to get some playing time in, because we know he wasnt going to get any in Montreal. Then after the Expansion Draft, when hes not eligible to be picked, Montreal brings him back as their guy? After all, they did groom him for five years behind AC! Just saying ... makes you go hmmmmm! (McPherson underwent hernia surgery 10 days ago and will be out of commission for approximately two months. Prior to having surgery, he was lighting it up :238-385 with 3151 yards, 59 touchdowns and five interceptions, plus his rushing stats were 90 carries for 428 yards and 31 TDs) You get the picture. The Expansion Draft is and will continue to be a hot and contentious topic now, before and even after the draft is completed! Heres a look at the quarterback stables as they stand now for each club. BC: Travis Lulay, Thomas DeMarco, Joey Elliott, Chris HartEDM: Mike Reilly, Jon Crompton, Kerry Joseph, Matt Nichols, Jacory Harris CGY: Drew Tate, Kevin Glenn, Bo Levi Mitchell, Ryan Perrilloux SSK: Darian Durant, Drew Willy, Tino Sunseri TOR: Ricky Ray, Zach Collaros, Trevor Harris, Josh Portis, Mitchell Gale HAM: Henry Burris, Dan LeFevour, Jeremiah Masoli, Brian Brohm MTL: Anthony Calvillo, Josh Neiswander, Tanner Marsh WPG: Buck Pierce, Justin Goltz, Max Hall Sidebar: Look at the three teams that are only carrying three quarterbacks: Winnipeg, Montreal and Saskatchewan. Seems like Winnipeg would be trying to develop a fourth at the very least! Montreal and Saskatchewan you would have to think are maybe losing a quarterback this season with Calvillo potentially retiring and Willy getting scooped up in the Expansion Draft. So why not be developing that fourth guy now? More "Water Cooler" Stuff Other potential candidates for the REDBLACKS I would consider bringing into camp are the "Pasture Guys." The QBs that have been put out in the pasture that have CFL experience, been kicked around a bit, but still have some tread left on their tires. Adrian McPhersonQuinton PorterAlex BrinkSteven Jyles Im sure there are a few more that could be added to that list, feel free to do so! The thing with the "Pasture Guys" is they are available and would be, in most cases, extremely valuable commodities for training camp. You never know, one of these guys I mentioned could be that guy where things come together and crystallize at the right time. Or they could/would be solid at least as an experienced No. 3, an insurance policy so to speak. They could teach others the subtle nuances of the game: how to prepare, how to handle adversity, watch video, help show the rookies the ropes on how to travel, be a pro and basically be coaches on the field for a quicker development of the team in general. Id do it and be better off for it! I know one thing for sure, after Tuesday night, Desjardins and company will be all the wiser after the showcasing of four young quarterbacks in a crazy Week Five. The Expansion Draft The Expansion Draft will consist of three rounds: one for imports, and two for non-imports. Ottawa will be able to select a total of eight imports and 16 non-imports, including two quarterbacks, from existing teams. In addition, Ottawa will pick first in all six rounds of the 2014 CFL Canadian Draft, after picking four underclassmen from the NCAA in the 2013 CFL Canadian Draft. With those four picks Ottawa selected Torontos Nolan MacMillan, an offensive lineman from the University of Iowa, with their first round pick; Ottawas own Connor Williams, a defensive lineman with Utah State, with their second round pick; Brampton, Ontarios Kalonji Kashama, a defensive end from Eastern Michigan in the third round; and New Westminister, BCs Tyler Digby, who played tight end at Robert Morris in the fourth round. Here are some additional details on the expansion draft: The Expansion Draft is divided into two main categories from which players may be selected, Non-Imports and Imports (quarterbacks, kickers, and punters are eligible for selection within the applicable Non-Import or Import category). Ottawa will have the ability to select not more than two quarterbacks and not more than one kicker or punter (for clarity, Ottawa may not select a kicker and a punter). A Member Club cannot have both a quarterback and a kicker or punter selected from its roster. A Member Club cannot have more than one quarterback selected from its roster. ROUND ONE: IMPORT DRAFT Member Clubs may protect one quarterback, and ten additional Import players. Ottawa will select one Import player from each Member Club. Import quarterbacks, kickers, and punters are eligible for selection (and protection), provided that: Each Member Club may protect a maximum of one quarterback in the Import Draft. All other quarterbacks on a Member Clubs roster at the time of the draft are eligible for selection in this section. Ottawa will only be able to select two quarterbacks in the Expansion Draft. If a quarterback is selected from a Member Club in the Import Draft, such Member Club will be able to protect the names of an additional two Non-Import players in the first round of the Non-Import Draft. If a kicker or punter is selected from a Member Club in the Import Draft, such Member Club will be able to protect one additional Non-Import player in the first round of the Non-Import Draft. ROUND TWO: NON-IMPORT DRAFT Each Member Club will protect six Non-Import players. Non-Import quarterbacks, kickers, and punters are eligible for selection (and protection), provided that: If a Member Club had a quarterback selected from its roster in the Import draft, it will be permitted to protect eight Non-Import players in the first round of the Non-Import Draft (instead of six); and Ottawa will be prevented from also selecting a kicker or punter from that Member Club. If a Member Club had a kicker or punter selected from its roster in the Import Draft: That Member Club will be permitted to protect seven Non-Import players in the Non-Import Draft (instead of six) Ottawa will be prevented from also selecting a quarterback from that Member Club. Any kicker or punter selected in the Non-Import Draft must be selected in the first round. If a Member Club had a kicker or punter selected from its roster in the Non-Import Draft, such Member Club would be eligible to protect eight Non-Import players in the second round of the Non-Import Draft, instead of six. Ottawa will then select one non-import player from each Member Club. ROUND THREE: NON-IMPORT DRAFT Member Clubs will then submit a second list of an additional six Non-Import players for protection If a Member Club lost a Non-Import kicker or punter in the first round of the Non-Import Draft, such Member Club would submit two additional Non-Import player names for protection. Ottawa will then select one non-import player from each Member Club. The Commissioner will resolve any dispute related to player eligibility for the Expansion Draft process. 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The 203rd-ranked Indian will play Rafael Nadal in the opening singles rubber of the World Group play-off tie on Friday, while Saketh Myneni will face David Ferrer in the days second encounter.The mood was light as the Indians settled into their positions at the dais for queries. The lopsided match-ups have relieved them of pressure. A win isnt anticipated.Were the underdogs and have to find a way to put everything on the line, Saketh added. For the five-time champions, the strength of the team theyre fielding is a fair indication of the measure of seriousness that they attach to the outcome of the tie.Having been out of the World Group of the Davis Cup competition for two years now, the desperation to climb back to their rightful spot is palpable. Maybe we have better names and werre ranked higher, said Nadal, but Indian players know the conditions well and will have the home advantage.ddddddddddddFor Ramkumar, its a dream come true. He knows the odds are stacked against him and senses it as an opportunity to play his heart out, with his parents, whove travelled from Chennai, watching him from the stands.The doubles contest on Saturday will have this years US Open semi-finalists Feliciano Lopez and Marc Lopez taking on the Indian duo of Leander Paes and Saketh.With Rohan Bopanna opting out of the tie, Saketh, now features in the teams plans prominently. It, however, remains to be seen whether his body can weather the rigours of best of five sets under such humid conditions.Saketh, as of now, figures in all the three days of competition. Its likely though that the fourth player, Sumit Nagal could be handed a chance in the reverse singles, depending on how the results of the first two days shape up.The idea, Indias non-playing captain Anand Amritraj proffered, would be to keep the first few games close, dish out some aggressive tennis and then get the crowd involved. This, hoping that Nadal takes some time to settle in, Amritraj, butted in over a gregarious laugh, At least we pray he does. ' ' '

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When Chicago?captured Game 2 of the World Series on Wednesday, Cubs fans immediately grasped the implications of the victory. They were vocal, especially on social media, in expressing their thoughts. Those thoughts could be roughly condensed to: Now there can be a World Series championship celebration at Wrigley Field on Sunday.Be careful what you wish for.With their decisive 7-2 victory Saturday night, the Cleveland Indians assured the need for champagne on hand Sunday night at the National Leagues oldest stadium. If it is indeed popped, Wrigley will forever be fondly recalled for its friendly confines by the entire Indians organization and fan base.The Cubs have only lost 24 games at Wrigley Field this season, but they somewhat surprisingly dropped three games in a row two times, including once to the same team in what amounted to a three-game sweep. The St. Louis Cardinals pulled off the feat June 22-24, and the only bright spot Cubs fans can take note from then is that Jon Lester never took the mound for them in that series. On Sunday, hell be the starter attempting to atone for his Game 1 loss and, more importantly, to extend Chicagos season by at least one more game.For the Indians, Game 2 starter Trevor Bauer will take the bump for the Tribe, and hell be doing it on short rest identical to Corey Kluber on Saturday night. Bauer, like Lester, also takes the mound with an 0-1 record in the World Series, having started the only game the Indians have dropped so far.Speaking of dropping games, Saturday marked the first time this postseason that the Chalk team of baseball handicappers collectively took the collar. Joe Peta (1-2 for the series, -2.3 units) went down with the Cubs while Dave Tuley (3-2, +0.93) saw his three-game streak of under plays come to an end. 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So lets get started on answering your fantasy football questions for this weeks games.@ESPNFantasy #StartSitESPN Dalton vs colin kaepernick- Todd Mayster (@tmayster82) December 11, 2016Its difficult to trust Kaepernick after last weeks debacle, but he does have a 93 score in my matchup points-total system that grades matchup favorability (with 100 being the most favorable). That is slightly higher than Daltons 80 in that category. Add in that the Bengals will want to lean on their ground game against a horrible Cleveland rush defense that places next to last in points allowed per game to opponents running backs, and Kaepernick is the pick. -- KCBig Ben or Matthew Stafford? #StartSitESPN- Spencer Cohen (@Srcohen24) December 11, 2016Its a close call between these two, so lets consider an upside tiebreaker. The Bills have allowed 20 or more fantasy points to the opposing quarterback in four of their last five games. The Bears have allowed that mark only once in their last five games. Weather could be a factor in Buffalo, but light snow wont stop Roethlisberger, so he would be the go-to option here. -- KC@ESPNFantasy #StartSitESPN start Ladarius green or eifert ?- Daniel J Sustaita (@Daniel_sus8) December 11, 2016Neither the Bills nor the Browns have been very good at stopping opponents tight ends this year, but Cleveland has allowed opponents tight ends to rack up a double-digit reception mark on four occasions this year, versus zero games for Buffalo. Combine that with Eifert being more central to the Cincinnati offense with A.J. Green still out with injury and Eifert would be the preferred choice in this one. -- KC@ESPNFantasy #StartSitESPN Def - Miami or Baltimore- daniel affourtit (@edrevONLINE) December 11, 2016Baltimore is first in rushing yards allowed and yards allowed, second in interceptions, tied for second in points allowed and first in ESPN Stats & Informations special teams expected-points-added metric that measures special teams impact in an expected-points framework. Add that to Tom Brady ranking 23rd in yards per attempt since Week 9 (6.9) and the injuries to the Patriots pass catchers, and the Ravens are the selection. -- KC@ESPNFantasy #StartSitESPN Delanie Walker or Jason Witten in the TE spot?- Orlando Diaz (@orlydiaz) December 11, 2016Wittens goose egg last week is very concerning, but a matchup against a Giants secondary that has allowed nine or more points to opposing tight ends in four of the last five weeks should make that a one-week anomaly. Walkers matchup against Denver may be the most unfavorable of the week, as he gets a zero in my matchup points system that grades matchup favorability on a 0-100 scale (with 100 being the most favorable). Put those together, and Witten is the pick. -- KC@ESPNFantasy #StartSitESPN Dak Prescott or Tom Brady? Thanks- John Ellsaesser (@JDE_pilot) December 11, 2016As noted earlier, Brady ranks 23rd in yards per attempt since Week 9. The Patriots also have injuries to their pass catchers, as Danny Amendola has been ruled out of the game and Martellus Bennett is questionable with ankle and shoulder injuries that have held him to limited practices all week. Prescott does have a difficult matchup against the Giants, but New York has been inconsistent against tight ends (see the earlier question about Witten). Add in that Prescott has Dez Bryant and Brady has no receiver of that caliber, and Prescott would be the choice. -- KC#StartSitESPN Newton or Brees?- My5sons? (@TweetingLaurenX) December 11, 2016Tampas pass defense has been quite suspect this year, something evidenced by its No. 26 ranking in vertical yards allowed per attempt (12.3 yards on aerials thrown 11 or more yards downfield). The Buccaneers also wont have starting free safety Chris Conte, who has been ruled out of this game with a chest injury. That should allow Brees to get back on track, and it makes him a higher-percentage option than the hit-or-miss Newton. -- KC@ESPNFantasy #StartSitESPN jay ajayi or legarrette Blount for my flex. Crowder or sanders for my wr? #championshiprun- frank pentaris (@maddenhead) December 11, 2016Ajayi faces a Cardinals defense that ranks second in fantasy points allowed per game to opponents running backs, but as noted in an ESPN Insider article I wrote this week, Ajayis value could improve, since Miami has started utilizing him more often in the passing game. That gives him a slight edge over Blount, who is facing a Ravens defense that is the best in the league against the rush. Crowder would be the pick over Sanders, because the Eagles mediocre pass defense should allow him to score 10 or more points for the sixth time this season. -- KCJulio Jones or D. Jackson? #StartSitESPN @ESPNFantasy- Fransua Durazo (@Fransua_D) December 11, 2016Its not a given that Jones will play this week, as Adam Schefter has reported that Jones will have to post an acceptable showing during warm-ups to avoid being inactive this week. Jackson is more than a reasonable substitute, given that he faces an Eagles secondary that has allowed opponents wide receivers to rack up 26 or more points in five of their last six contests. Thats enough upside to warrant not playing Jones, so the suggestion would be to start Jackson. -- KC@ESPNFantasy #StartSitESPN Cooks or Hopkins?- Ramos (@livingwater71) December 11, 2016An ESPN Insider piece I wrote this week detailed how Brock Osweilers vertical passing woes have all but crushed Hopkins fantasy value. Cooks doesnt have that issue with Drew Brees, who ranks second in vertical passing yards (1,742 on aerials traveling 11 or more yards downfield). That makes Cooks the better option here. -- KC@ESPNFantasy tyrell williams or michael thomas? #StartSitESPN- Ho Ho Hoey (@djjoeyg3) December 11, 2016Williams gets the nod, given the softer matchup against a young and generous Carolina secondary. Save for some down outings against Denver this season, Williams has been a production peer of Thomas in every regard, so the matchup advantage is enough to sway the call. -- J.M.@ESPNFantasy Eric Ebron or Devante Parker at flex? #StartSitESPN- KobeDropped60 (@G_Lpz94) December 11, 2016Since Week 6 -- when Miami started featuring Jay Ajayi -- Parker has been a near-even target peer of Jarvis Landry when healthy, thus his opportunity rate and the ability to match up with exploitable corner Marcus Cooper proves inviting. -- J.M.#StartSitESPN Do I start Micheal Thomas or Richard Matthews in a PPR league?- Frank Fanelli (@f_fanelli18) December 11, 2016Going with Thomas here, as Rishard Matthews faces a Denver secondary that has yielded the fewest yards and fantasy points to receivers this season. -- J.M.Gurley vs. Riddick vs. Hightower? Gurley = disappointment all year but, Riddick is questionable. Thoughts? #FantasyFootball #StartSitESPN- Meg Crawford (@Postgrad) December 11, 2016Gurley remains the high-floor option here, while his ceiling is actually increased against a young Atlanta front that proves to be overly aggressive in space. -- J.M.#StartSitESPN Jamison Crowder or Cameron Brate for flex?- Will (@wildwilliec) December 11, 2016Digging Crowder here, as the Redskins are second in passing yardage and yards per play, signs of an elite offense. The Philly secondary was picked apart against the Bengals last week. -- J.M.#StartSitESPN Kaep or Stafford? And also I got T. Rawls, Forte, and Freeman I need 2! Thanks- Julian Gonzalez (@JulianG61403466) December 11, 2016Gotta go Stafford, while Forte and Freeman is a strong pairing. -- J.M.C. Brate or C.J. Fiedorowicz #StartSitESPN- El Chapo (@Str8E45T_Mig0) December 11, 2016Ill take Brate with no Kenny Vaccaro for the Saints and his sizable share of targets and red zone attention. -- J.M.Diggs or Ginn #StartSitESPN- Jarrod Hildebrandt (@Jrodhildebrandt) December 11, 2016Not sure how this is close -- gotta go Diggs and his remarkable target share. -- J.M.Ladarius Green or Antonio Gates? #StartSitESPN- Tom Sauer (@remhuck) December 11, 2016Prefer Green here, as hes hauled in five catches at least 15 yards downfield over the past two games -- Roethlisberger has four such completions to other tight ends over the past two seasons. It also helps that Green has 24 percent of Pittsburghs passing market the past two games. -- J.M.@ESPNFantasy Booker, Moncrief, or Watkins at FLEX. Standard. #StartSitESPN- Miguel (@iMiguel_G) December 11, 2016Moncrief has the best touchdown pattern, while Bookers workload is curbed by the presence of Forsett and his struggles with efficiency of late. -- J.M.Rob Kelley or J. Stewart in half pt PPR? What about bengals or vikes D? #StartSitESPN- Paul McMurry (@spaulmcmurry) December 11, 2016Sticking with Kelley, as this is a common dilemma today, and prefer the Vikings defense just slightly, given their elite pass rush (third in pressuring opposing passers per dropback). -- J.M.#StartSitESPN considering the weather Brady@baltimore or Palmer@miami?- jerry sanchez (@drtysanc) December 11, 2016Still riding with Brady at home here. We often overrate the influence of weather on scheme. -- J.M.#StartSitESPN Blount or Steve smith sr?- brady (@bradypags) December 11, 2016Gonna go Blount, as hes second in the league in goal-to-go touches and has such an enduring role as the short-yardage weapon on a top offense. -- J.M.@ESPNFantasy #StartSitESPN #FFNow PPR league. Martin or Booker? Both seem to be looking at time share situation.dddddddddddd- Adam Garland (@hokietect) December 11, 2016Would rather have Martin, whos tied to the stronger offense at home with a massive point total. -- J.M.Cobb or Pryor? Weather, new QB factor for Pryor? #StartSitESPN- David E. Schwartz (@schwartzy98) December 11, 2016Cobb is a tertiary target in that offense now, while Pryor remains the top read in his. Ill assume any risks for the sheer volume of Pryors share. -- J.M.Which TE to start? Antonio Gates or Greg Olsen? Olsen has been slumping bad. Theo Riddick or Kenneth Dixon? Thanks!! #StartSitESPN- Jake Harrison (@JakeCLT) December 11, 2016Still sticking with Olsen, given the talent and upside; were betting on a touchdown with Gates either way. Riddick for me at tailback. -- J.M.@ESPNFantasy #StartSitESPN Need one... Edelman, Cooks, Tate, or Tyrell Williams in PPR league.- fyihyd (@fyihyd) December 11, 2016Going with Edelman and his 30-plus percent share of the passing game over the past three games, which proves ideal for PPR. -- J.M.Landry or Shepard? Choose 1 as WR3 #StartSitESPN- Corey Dempsey (@cordemps) December 11, 2016Landry still has a 20 percent share of the Dolphins passing offense and should get moved around enough to evade Petersons/Cardinals top coverage. -- J.M.#StartSitESPN In a ppr flex. L. Green or E. Sanders?- Jerry Bevil (@menofsteel87) December 11, 2016Sanders has a 30 percent share of the Broncos passing game over the past three games, and the Titans pass defense has proved suspect throughout the season. -- J.M.Ted Ginn Jr vs SD or Taylor Gabriel @ LA?? #StartSitESPN #NFLFantasy #FantasyFootball #FantasyESPN #fantasyadvice- Jeff Schultz Jr (@Jeffschultzjr) December 11, 2016Lets ride with Gabriel and any uptick in routes and targets he might merit with Julio Jones ailing. -- J.M.Dion Lewis or T. Coleman? Have to start one #StartSitESPN- David E. Schwartz (@schwartzy98) December 11, 2016I have Lewis higher of the two in flex ranks, mostly because Lewis looks great on tape and should see around 10 touches on Monday. -- J.M.Dion Lewis or Asiata.. #StartSitESPN- Rudy Guerrero (@AreGee408) December 11, 2016Have Lewis higher for total yardage with a similar workload. -- J.M.@ESPNFantasy Which do I start, Kap or Dalton? #StartSitESPN- K.Curtis (@kcurtis093) December 11, 2016Id start Dalton, as he connected on five of six deep balls last week and was nearly perfect from a clean pocket against Philly. The Browns, meanwhile, have the fifth-lowest pressure rate and have allowed the most points per drive and a touchdown on a third of opposing drives since Week 4. -- J.M.#StartSitESPN at WR Terrelle Pryor or Kenny Britt?- Nathan Dilts (@Dilts22) December 11, 2016Pryor for me. I do like Britts vertical usage but prefer Pryors heavy share, and game script could trend pass-happy for Cleveland. -- J.M.Cousins or Kaepernick at QB?? #StartSitESPN @MatthewBerryTMR- DatManCuzzin (@DJ_Blvck) December 11, 2016Cousins is on pace for 5,000 yards and faces a Philly defense that has allowed a top-12 fantasy quarterback performance in five of the past six. -- J.M.@ESPNFantasy #StartSitESPN Start Doug Martin or Tevin Coleman?- Steve (@_stephendugan) December 11, 2016There are more mouths to feed in Tampa now, but I still prefer Doug Martins stake in meaningful short-yardage/goal-line scenarios to Colemans receiving prowess. The inviting implied point total in that Tampa game is a solid touchdown higher than the total in L.A. today, per the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook. -- J.M.#StartSitESPN S. Watkins, Jamison Crowder, Ryan Mathews for FLEX.- Jordan Breeding (@J_Chapman_Music) December 11, 2016Crowder has the highest floor of this group, and with the Eagles secondary proving suspect, his outcome spectrum is more reliable than that of Watkins or Mathews. I understand the appeal for Watkins big-play ability, but Taylors struggles from the pocket (just three touchdowns since Week 7) are a factor. -- J.M.#StartSitESPN start Ingram or J Stewart at flex?- Kelly Carr (@kellypcarr) December 11, 2016Given Ingram returned to practice to end the week, Ill side with him in that potential shootout in Tampa over San Diegos solid rush defense matchup for Stewart. -- J.M.#StartSitESPN Luck or Cousins? Thx- IU (@itumo30) December 11, 2016The Texans defense doesnt travel nearly as well as it plays at home, ceding the 12th-most points per drive on the road, and their pass rush is bottom 10 in pressure rate since Week 4 (when J.J. Watt was first sidelined). Add this up, and Luck is positioned to produce a strong volume-driven line. -- J.M.Should I start Ben roethlisburger or russel Wilson #StartSitESPN- Bob moss (@Bobmoss16) December 11, 2016Prefer Wilson here, as the Packers pass coverage rates 31st on Pro Football Focus and Green Bay has ceded the most points per drive in the NFL over the past month. -- J.M.Will Jacquizz Rodgers affect Doug Martin? Should I start Thomas Rawls, rob Kelley, or Doug Martin as my rb2? - Standard #StartSitESPN- Mohammed Mclovin (@MohammedMclovi4) December 11, 2016I do think Rodgers gets some work, but Martin still appears to claim a valuable enough share to earn RB2 status. That said, I have Rawls a good bit ahead of Martin today and consider him a strong start for a Seattle offense that could move the ball in Lambeau. -- J.M.Need to pick two: Fat Rob, Diggs, Sammy, Moncrief. Help please! @ESPNFantasy #StartSitESPN- Ryan Allen (@raallen81) December 11, 2016Riding with Diggs and Moncrief. I do respect Robert Kelleys role, and when game flow (as in competing/leading) favors the Washington offense, he gets valuable work. The Eagles rush defense, however, has proved respectable with Bennie Logan back in the middle. Diggs is a target hog who will get moved around a ton to avoid Jalen Ramsey, while Moncrief is a touchdown machine in that Indy offense. -- J.M.Better running back to start this week in PPR Riddick or Stewart? Also TE McDonald or Ebron?#StartSitESPN- Luke Schutt (@lucasschutt) December 11, 2016Gotta go Riddick in PPR, especially with the decimated Chicago front seven -- particularly their depleted interior linebackers. I prefer Ebron, as well, given the matchup factor and the higher volume passing offense. -- J.M.#StartSitESPN Rudolph or Vernon Davis. Gore, booker, or Dion Lewis. 1 pt ppr- Ben (@Ben_Skolnick) December 11, 2016Siding with Rudolph and his red zone appeal and Gores steady workload. -- J.M.#StartSitESPN Rob Kelley or Jonathan Stewart? RB2 in PPR- sino (@feelthetrill) December 11, 2016Good deal of Kelley interest today, which makes sense, since he was a free-agent fantasy find and has earned consideration. Lets go with Kelley, who has a much better shot at a heavy workload and less competition for work on the goal line, while Stewart still contends with Cam Newton and Mike Tolbert in close. -- J.M.#StartSitESPN @MathewBerryTMR Kenneth Dixon, Rex Burkhead, or Bilal Powell in standard?- Weeyamish (@weeyamish) December 11, 2016I prefer Dixon in standard, as his upside in the rushing phase is legit and his ability to build total yardage -- at least 72 yards from scrimmage in three of his past four -- is impressive. The game script could prove pass-heavy if the Pats pull ahead, as well. -- J.M.@ESPNFantasy falcons or Titans D/ST? #StartSitESPN- Sam Moore (@raidernationyvr) December 11, 2016I? prefer the Falcons, who are facing an L.A. offense that ranks last in the league in points per drive and have a raw rookie behind center. -- J.M.@ESPNFantasy Big Ben or Carson Palmer #StartSitESPN- Tee (@just_tee77) December 11, 2016I have Roethlisberger higher this week; even as the Steelers offense produces stronger rates at home, the sheer floor of his established weapons and emergence of Ladarius Green is enough to earn him the nod over Palmer. -- J.M.@ESPNFantasy #startsitespn Snead or McKinnon at Flex? (Non ppr)- Ali (@AlltheWire123) December 10, 2016Based on workload upside, I prefer McKinnon, as he could see 15 touches and some passing work to build a worthy day from scrimmage. -- J.M.#StartSitESPN TE Z. Ertz or Jordan Reed? @ESPNFantasy- Tommy Meena (@FollowThatGrizz) December 10, 2016Ertz has such a low-end scoring profile over the larger sample, while Reed remains an elite red zone threat and is simply the better player with a similar market share of his offense. -- J.M.#StartSitESPN Ladarius green or walker?- Ryan Balsei (@Ryan_Balsei) December 11, 2016Still riding with Walker, even as the Denver secondary is imposing. The floor for targets between the painted numbers is valuable. I do like Greens emerging vertical role, I but trust Walkers 20 percent share of his offense more. -- J.M.S Watkins Buff or D Jackson Phil #StartSitESPN- John Harris (@harrisj2016) December 11, 2016Lets go with Watkins here, as we can assume three to four vertical shots and less competition for meaningful targets than Jackson on that deep D.C. passing offense. -- J.M.Start Rawls or Hyde? #StartSitESPN- Tanner (@thecommoncox) December 11, 2016I trust the Seattle offense here more and, thus, the goal-line back attached to it (Thomas Rawls). -- J.M.#StartSitESPN D. Inman, T. Pryor or D. Martin, 1/2 PPR for flex.- Mike Oney (@mike_oney) December 11, 2016Going with Pryor here, as his 27 percent market share of the teams targets remains steady and he established a valuable rapport with RG III earlier this season. -- J.M.Ebron or cj fed? Standard. #StartSitESPN- Eva Key (@emk264) December 11, 2016I prefer C.J. Fiedorowicz to Ebron, as he has consumed the second-most targets and leads the team in yardage since Week 4. It also helps that he set a career high in yardage against the Colts in their first meeting and Indy is missing key depth at linebacker and safety. -- J.M.@ESPNFantasy Which Matt do I start, Stafford or Ryan? #StartSitESPN- A. M. (@AaronMayDay) December 11, 2016The Rams defense has proved respectable in most outings, save for that debacle in the Superdome. I prefer Stafford at home against an ineffective Chicago defense. -- J.M. ' ' '

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Christine Ohuruogu hinted that retirement could be on the cards after her bid for a third straight Olympic 400 metres medal was ended before the final in Rio.The 32-year-old, who won gold in Beijing and silver in London, had to settle for fifth place in her semi-final with a time of 51.22 seconds.She told the BBC: I think its one minute to midnight and this girl is about to turn into a pumpkin. I think its coming to an end, training is getting harder and Im getting old.Ohuruogu, who has also won two world titles, has struggled with fatigue this year, having to rely on the discretion of the selectors to even earn a spot on the Great Britain team.I thought after yesterday [in the heats], The old Christine is back, but I think she only paid a fleeting visit -- shes gone, the Londoner said.I have to be really honest. I know Im a championship performer, but it only works when I work and Ive got everything in my legs. Its been a tough year as Ive had so many distractions and aggravations and it does take its toll.Ive got 12 years of running in my legs. I cant train as I was 10 years ago -- I cant train so much as I was four years ago. It is getting a little bit harder now.Authentic Derrius Guice Jersey . The Redskins announced Monday that the quarterback who led the team to the Super Bowl championship in the 1987 season will serve as a personnel executive. Redskins Jerseys China . World champions Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov of Russia won the gold medal with 237.71 points, Moore-Towers and Moscovitch followed at 208.45 and Ksenia Stolbova and Fedor Klimov of Russia were third at 187. http://www.cheapredskinsjerseysauthentic.com/ . He says so-called TRT is only one problem and he wants to go even further than the ban. "Its about time," St-Pierre told reporters at a promotional event in Montreal on Friday. "I think its a good thing. Authentic Tim Settle Jersey . Brad Jacobs and his Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., team took control of the game early. Cheap Redskins Jerseys China .C. -- Todd Fiddler scored a hat trick, including the overtime goal, as the Prince George Cougars survived an 8-7 win against the Kamloops Blazers in Western Hockey League play Sunday.Indian archer Pooja Khanna lost in the first round of the womens individual recurve category at the Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday. Pooja lost 2-6 to Polands?Milena Olszewska.Pooja lost the first two series 22-25 and 21-23 respectively. She fought back to win the third series 25-24. However, the Polish archer closed out the match when she won the fourth sett 23-22.ddddddddddddBoth the shooters shot one 10 each but the Polish shooter was more consistent as she scored 95 points in comparison to Poojas 90.Pooja had earlier finished the ranking round at the 29th spot with a total of 513 points. ' ' '

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The first leg of the greatest Heisman Trophy race in recent memory seemed to take place in sand or mud.The projected favorites werent awful by any measure, but not much came easily. Christian McCaffrey did some Christian McCaffrey things Friday at Stanford Stadium, including recording touchdown runs of 41 and 35 yards, but he had only 50 rush yards on his other 20 carries against a salty Kansas State defense. After a slow start, Leonard Fournette accounted for 68.5 percent of LSUs offensive production at Lambeau Field and finished with 138 yards on 23 carries in a loss to Wisconsin. Oklahomas Baker Mayfield completed his first nine pass attempts in a loss to Houston, a team buoyed by its own Heisman candidate, Greg Ward Jr. Clemsons Deshaun Watson didnt display his usual precision and dominance at Auburn, but he still fired a huge, fourth-quarter touchdown and re-established his chemistry with wideout Mike Williams.Its still quite possible that one of the top four candidates wins the Heisman in December. But Week 1 was underwhelming, according to their skyscraping standards. Fortunately, another group of players picked up the star power slack. Most impressively, these players did so in their first collegiate games.Week 1 will be remembered for dazzling debuts by freshmen, especially quarterbacks. Fittingly, opening weekend ended with Florida State redshirt freshman quarterback Deondre Francois rallying the Seminoles to the biggest comeback in team history against Ole Miss.Heres a look at some of the most impressive introductions by college footballs next batch of potential household names.Texas QB Shane BuecheleHe was the quarterback Texas fans wanted to see, and he led the offense they wanted to see. It all came together Sunday against Notre Dame, as Buechele passed for 280 yards and two touchdowns with an interception in Texas overtime win. Buechele, the first freshman quarterback to start a Texas opener since 1944, didnt flinch in the national spotlight and made big throws all night. He sparked a revamped Texas offense to 26 first downs and 517 yards.Buechele finished with a QBR of 83.1 and added 33 rush yards and a touchdown on five carries. Tyrone Swoopes will and should continue to have a big role, but this is Buecheles offense.Georgia QB Jacob EasonIts hard to upstage the triumphant return of Nick Chubb to Georgias offensive backfield, but Eason nearly did so with his debut. Although Georgia has an older, potentially safer option in Greyson Lambert, Bulldogs fans yearned for Eason, and he delivered, as he completed eight of 12 passes for 131 yards and a touchdown, including a beautiful, 51-yard strike to Isaiah McKenzie. Although coach Kirby Smart could continue to platoon Lambert and Eason, the teams future is the freshman, who avoided an interception against North Carolina and looked comfortable.Chubbs production is the biggest reason to be excited, but he shouldnt log 32 carries a game. If Eason provides a consistent downfield passing threat to complement Chubb, Georgia can lean on its offense for big things this fall.Florida State QB Deondre FrancoisIf Florida State goes on to the College Football Playoff, we will remember Francois standing his ground despite an impending hit from Marquis Haynes and firing a 16-yard touchdown to Travis Rudolph with 28 seconds left in the first half Monday against Ole Miss. The scoring strike set off a 33-0 Florida State run that erased a 22-point deficit.Thrust into a starting role after Sean Maguires preseason injury, Francois overcame early struggles to show toughness, talent and poise. He finished with 420 yards passing and two touchdowns on 33-of-52 passing. Francois sealed the win with a 20-yard run, which gave him 59 rushing yards for the game.Alabama QB Jalen HurtsHurts showed why he was the talk of Tide training camp when he accounted for four touchdowns (two passing, two rushing) in a season-opening blowout of USC. His age and skill set are unique for a Nick Saban quarterback, but Hurts gives Alabamas offense a different look while answering a familiar question at the quarterback position. No Tide quarterback had recorded multiple passing touchdowns and rushing touchdowns in a game since Tyler Watts in 2001.Although Hurts passing numbers (6-of-11, 118 yards, 49.4 QBR) werent astounding, he didnt look overwhelmed by the moment. Its important for Alabama to find clarity at quarterback before a Week 3 trip to recent nemesis Ole Miss.Houston DT Ed OliverBig 12 coaches thought Houstons offense could hang with Oklahomas, but the Sooners rushing attack of Samaje Perine and Joe Mixon?proved to be the difference. Thanks to Oliver, possibly the most decorated recruit in program history, Houston shut down the OU ground game and allowed just 70 yards on 26 carries (2.7 ypc). Oliver triggered the pass rush with two of Houstons five sacks and led defensive linemen in the game with seven tackles.Houstons defense was vastly underrated entering the season, and Olivers instant emergence helps offset some key personnel losses as the Cougars make a potential playoff push.Some other notable freshmen performances included:Florida State K Ricky Aguayo: Different Aguayo, same results. Ricky followed his record-setting brother, Roberto, with a record-setting Seminoles debut against Ole Miss and became the first kicker at Kicker U to make six field goals in a game. No other FBS kicker made more than four field goals in Week 1.Oregon LB Troy Dye: The Ducks defense remains a work-in-progress, but Dye provided a major spark Saturday, with 4.5 tackles for loss, the most in the FBS in Week 1, as well as a blocked field goal and 11 total tackles against UC Davis. He earned Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week honors.Minnesota DE Taiyon Devers: Few defenders impacted a Week 1 game more than Devers, who recorded two sacks and two forced fumbles in Minnesotas 30-23 win over Oregon State. Both forced fumbles led to Gophers touchdowns.Iowa DE Anthony Nelson: Why wasnt Devers the Big Tens freshman of the week? Because Nelson upstaged him with 2.5 sacks, two forced fumbles and a pass breakup in Iowas opening win over Miami (Ohio). Both forced fumbles led to Hawkeyes touchdowns.Ohio State RB Mike Weber: Despite lingering depth concerns, Ohio State appears to be in good shape with Weber, who gained 136 yards on only 17 carries in his collegiate debut against Bowling Green. At 5-foot-10 and 212 pounds, Weber is a bowling ball of a back who isnt much fun to tackle.Cheap Pittsburgh Pirates Jerseys . What general manager Dave Nonis called "short and productive" negotiations ended with Kessel signing a US$64-million, eight-year contract on Tuesday. Cheap MLB Jerseys . LOUIS -- Mike Smith is used to facing plenty of shots, so this was nothing new. http://www.cheappiratesjerseys.com/?tag=cheap-jung-ho-kang-jersey . -- Aldon Smith believes he is on the path to being sober for good. Josh Harrison Jersey . Inter president Erick Thohir says in a club statement on Wednesday that Vidic is "one of the worlds best defenders and his qualities, international pedigree, and charisma will be an asset. Dave Parker Jersey . Louis. To which I would say two things: 1. Where there is smoke, there is or perhaps has been a little fire. Or, in other words, the two teams would appear to have at least spoken. And spoken is defined as one calling the other to inquire, no more, no less.Conor McGregor may continue to posture over a superfight with Floyd Mayweather but Dana White doesnt see it happening.Its fun to talk about this [Mayweather] fight and what might happen, but what commission would let that fight happen? Really, think about that, the UFC president told Yahoo! Sports.After obtaining a boxing license in California last week, McGregor again called out Mayweather in response to comments from the undefeated Americans camp.The Irishman, who is set to take time away from the Octagon with his girlfriend expecting their first child in May, has also claimed he will not return to the UFC unless he is given a part-ownership stake in the promotion.I have no idea what Conor is doing, White added. Conors Conor. He does his thing. But hes under contract to me. Who knows with this guy? I just let Conor be Conor.McGregors latest actions come after the UFC stripped him of the featherweight title. He made UFC history in New York when he claimed Eddie Alvarezs lightweight championship to become the first fighter to simultaneously hold titles in two weight divisions, but he hadnt defended the 145lb belt in 11 months.John Kavanagh, McGregors coach, called the decision short-sighted whhile McGregor himself insists his historic run as a two-weight UFC champion is still ongoing.ddddddddddddHes misinformed, White said of Kavanagh. Yeah, he doesnt know all that has gone on, I guess. Do you think I just did this? This was Conors decision.Jose Aldo has since been promoted to featherweight champion and Max Holloway is now booked to fight Anthony Pettis at UFC 206 in Toronto this weekend for the title of interim champion.Look, I let Conor fight [Nate] Diaz and then I let him fight Diaz again, White said of the UFC 196 and UFC 202 main events. Then there was the whole 155-pound thing I let him do. But at the end of the day, him doing that tied up the [featherweight] division for a year. Theres a logjam there and a lot of guys were [angry].This was my way to fix the logjam. I wanted Aldo to fight Holloway for the belt, but he needed more time. So I looked at it and I said, well, it makes sense to make Aldo the champion and then have Holloway and Pettis fight for the interim title, and when Joses ready, barring any crazy injuries, the winner can fight him. ' ' '

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Racing 92 defeated Toulon 41-30 and outscored their opponents by six tries to three in a thrilling game.A hat-trick from Juan imhoff for racing 92 means Toulon have now lost three of their last five games.The game began with points from the boot - a Dan Carter penalty for racing 92, a Leigh Halfpenny penalty and Francois Trinh-Duc drop goal for Toulon.Two tries in six minutes from Imhoff put Racing 92 15-6 aheadand thereafter they stayed ahead throughout.Casey Laulala and Jonathan Pelissie also scored for Toulon before half-time, with a penalty from Halfpenny between the scores leaving it 20-16 at the break.A converted try from Wenceslas Lauret, a second score of the game from Laulala another from Imhoff for his hat-trick put Racing 92 41-16 to kill the contest.A late try from Anthony Belleau and more points from the boot of Halfpenny took his personal tally to 12, and helped Toulon narrow the margin of defeat.Toulouse suffered a third straight defeat as they were beaten 25-20 by Lyon in an entertaining game at Matmut Stadium on Saturday.Lyon took an early lead courtesy of a Napolioni Nalaga try in the eighth minute, and four Fred Michalak penalties saw the hosts leading 19-3 at the break.The visitors struck back via a Sofiane Guitoune?try shortly after the restart, and another from Paul Perez on the hour-mark set up a grandstand finish.Michalak and Sebastien Bezy then traded a penalty apiece in the late stages as Lyon held on for victory.Pau sealed their second victory of the season after they comfortably beat 2015s Top 14 champions Stade Fran?ais 23-6 at Stade du Hameau.The hosts were 10-3 ahead at the break thanks to outside centre Conrad Smiths try and the boot of former All Black team-mate Colin Slade.A try five minutes after the interval from Steffon Armitage gave them a handsome cushion and from there Slades boot sealed the win.Brive bounced back from last weeks defeat at Grenoble as they ended La Rochelles winning run, prevailing 29-28 at Stade Amédée Domenech.It had looked like La Rochelle were heading to their fifth successive victory but a strong second-half from Brive saw them get the result.Benjamin Lapeyre and Arnaud Mignardi scored Brives tries while the reliable Gaetan Germain kicked two conversions and five penalties.In reply Steeve Barry, Kini Murimurivalu and Vincent Rattez crossed for La Rochelle, who will travel home with a bonus-point to their name.Montpelliers recent revival continued when they registered a 21-9 victory over Bayonne at Stade Jean Dauger.The match turned into a kicking duel between Bayonne pivot Willie du Plessis, who scored all the home sides points, and his counterpart Demetri Catrakilis, who finished with an 18-point haul courtesy of six penalties.The duo traded penalties during the opening half with Montpellier holding a slender 6-3 lead at half-time.There was more of the same in the second half as Catrakilis slotted four more three-pointers, to Du Plessis two, before Frans Steyn secured victory for the visitors with a place-kick of his own in the 77th minute.In the Saturday late kick off Clermont Auvergne beat Bordeaux Begles 40-16.After a converted try from Remi Lamerat in the 14th minute the first-half was dominated by points from the boots of Morgan parra for Clermont, and Lionel Beauxis for Bordeaux.The second-half saw Clermont score four tries to pull away through Paul Jedrasiak, Davit Zirakshvilliand a brace for David Strettle.Parra kicked 15 points, whilst Beauxis notched 11 with his boot. Metuisela Talebula scored what was to prove a consolation try for Bordeaux.Castres Olympique scored seven tries in comfortably defeating Grenoble 46-9.In the opening half Rory Kockott, Mathieu Babillot and Jody Jenneker also crossed the whitewash for Castres, whilst Kockott notched a penalty too.The second-half saw the points keep flooding in for Castres, Afusipa Taumoepeau scoring, and then inside the last ten minutes Victor Moreaux, Marc-Antoine Rallier and Thomas Comezou all got in on the act.Benjamin Urdapilleta kicked four conversions across the game for the hosts.Three first-half penalties from Gilles Bosch were the only points scored by Grenoble.Cheap Spurs Jerseys . The 43-year-old closer, in his 19th and final big league season, has said hed like to play the outfield. Yankees manager Joe Girardi says hes thinking about allowing Rivera to do it this weekend, when the Yankees finish their season with a three-game series at the Houston Astros. Cheap Swingman Spurs Jerseys . Ferrer, trying to win his fourth title on Mexican soil, will next play South Africas Kevin Anderson, who eliminated American Sam Querrey,7-6 (2), 6-4. Also Wednesday, Gilles Simon (6) of France beat Donald Young of the United States 6-4, 6-3, Ukraines Alexandr Dolgopolov downed Frenchman Jeremy Chardy 6-3, 6-4 and Croatias Ivo Karlovic defeated Dudi Sela of Israel 7-6 (4), 6-2. http://www.cheapspursjerseys.com/?tag=cheap-jakob-poeltl-jersey . Los Angeles star goalie survived those perilous gymnastics with no problem, and he eventually backstopped the Kings to a skid-snapping win. Quick stopped 27 shots in his return from a 24-game injury absence, Jeff Carter scored the tiebreaking goal with 7:55 to play, and the Kings snapped their five-game losing streak with a 3-1 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday night. Wholesale Spurs Jerseys . -- The proud fathers huddled near the Dallas Stars dressing room, smiling, laughing and telling stories while wearing replica green sweaters of their sons team. Derrick White Jersey .Y. - Detroit goaltender Jonas Gustavsson has earned NHL first star of the week honours after winning in his first three appearances of the season.RICHMOND, Va. -- Dejon Brissett returned a punt 92 yards for a touchdown and Griffin Trau kicked four field goals to lead Richmond to a 39-10 win over North Carolina A&T in the first round of the FCS playoffs on Saturday.Brissetts return, the longest touchdown of the season by the Spiders, put Richmond up 14-7 in the first quarter. Trau kicked three field goals in the second quarter, giving him a single-season record of 20 and pushing the lead to 23-7.Trau matched the single-game record with his fourth in the third quarter.Richmond (9-3) plays at sevennth-seeded North Dakota (9-2) next Saturday.ddddddddddddThe Aggies (9-3) opened the scoring on a 12-yard pass from Oluwafemi Bamiro to Denzel Keys. Bamiro was 13 of 28 with two interceptions. A&T had four turnovers and just 226 yards of total offense.Kevin Johnson closed out the scoring for Richmond with a 32-yard pass to Brian Brown and a 7-yard run. Johnson threw for 315 yards and the Spiders had another 176 on the ground. ' ' '

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TAMPA, Fla. -- Frank Martins uneasiness about how No. 16 South Carolina might respond to its first loss of the season was unfounded.PJ Dozier and Duane Notice assured that, stepping up in the absence of leading scorer Sindarius Thornwell to help the Gamecocks (9-1) shrug off cold shooting and pull away to a 77-66 victory over South Florida on Saturday.Dozier scored 11 of his 23 points in the closing minutes and Notice gave South Carolina a spark by contributing 14 of his 15 points after halftime to help the Gamecocks bounce back from last Mondays 67-64 loss to Seton Hall.It was my concern for this basketball team coming into this game, coming off our first loss, being so young, that some guys wouldnt handle it (well). Losing is an epidemic, and losing is not good. And young people dont know how to handle losing, Martin said.It was our first experience as a team to go through it. I think we kind of came out and played the first half like somebody took our dog. We didnt have our enthusiasm, the fight that weve played with every single day out, Martin added. But Im equally as pleased, I thought we played well in the second half as a basketball team. Different guys doing things. Obviously PJ continues to grow as a player here and do unbelievable things. But like I told him, its also his challenge.The Gamecocks (9-1) improved to 2-1 without Thornwell, who has been suspended indefinitely for violating athletic department policy.With Sind being out, we had only two seniors out on the floor. So as Coach said, were young. Were a young team and were just looking to grow, Dozier said.We came out first half a little sluggish. We make our offense out of our defense and wasnt doing that the first half, the 6-foot-6 sophomore guard added. We went into the locker room and Coach gave us that word that we needed and came out with the intensity we should have started with.Jahmal McMurray led USF (5-4) with 25 points. Malik Fitts had 12 points and Geno Thorpe finished with 11 points and nine rebounds for the Bulls, who led 37-31 at halftime.South Carolina began the second half with a 17-9 burst to take a 48-41 lead. Dozier and Notice keyed the initial surge and Dozier took over down the stretch, when the Gamecocks led by as many as 13.We got, maybe, a little bit complacent. Didnt come out with the fire that we had in the first half, McMurray said. The second half, we just have to ... come out with the same fire.THE BIG PICTURESouth Carolina, which has its highest ranking since being No. 14 in the final poll of the 1997-98 season, obviously misses Thornwell, who leads them in assists, as well as scoring and rebounding. With Notice missing the first eight shots he attempted, including six from 3-point range, the Gamecocks trailed at halftime for the first time this season.Not surprisingly, South Florida faded down the stretch. Luis Santos made a layup to trim South Carolinas lead to 64-61 with 7 minutes left, however the Bulls didnt score again from the field until Bo Zeiglers basket with 29 seconds left.FIRST BIG TESTSouth Carolina is only Power 5 opponent USF is scheduled to face this season. The Bulls fell to 0-4 against ranked opponents under coach Orlando Antigua and have dropped 20 consecutive games to Top 25 opponents since knocking off No. 15 Louisville on the road on Feb. 29, 2012.POLL IMPLICATIONSThe Gamecocks may lose some ground in the next AP poll, however, rebounding on the road -- albeit against an opponent thats had its share of problems against a weak schedule -- will likely keep the Gamecocks in the Top 25.UNIENDO LOS TOROSUSF designated Saturday as Uniendo Los Toros, which in English translates to Uniting The Bulls. The game featured two of three Hispanic-American head coaches in NCAA Division I in South Carolinas Martin and USFs Antigua. Miamis Jim Larranaga is the third. 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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Green Bay Packers cornerback Sam Shields left Sundays 27-23 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars late in the fourth quarter and was being evaluated for a concussion, the team said after the game.The Packers did not have any further update on Shields condition before leaving EverBank Stadium.Shields was slow to get up after he appeared to hit Jaguars running back T.J. Yeldon with his helmet. The Packers medical staff immediately ran on the field to attend to Shields, who walked off under his own power.Theres concern given Shields recent history. He missed the final three regular-season games last season plus the playoff opener at Washington after he suffered a concussion against the Dallas Cowboys on Dec. 13, when his head slammed into the turf at Lambeau Field.Shields returned for the Packers NFC divisional playoff game at Arizona.This offseason, he called that concussion scary.All I remember is going after the tackle and my head hitting the ground. And that was it. I blanked out, Shields said during organized team activities in June. I try to keep my head from getting in there, but its kind of hard. Its a physical sport.The only other injury the Packers announced Sunday was to cornerback LaDarius Gunter, who was treated for cramps during what was the third-hottest game in Packers history. Temperature at kickoff was 90 degrees.Authentic Terrell Edmunds Jersey . -- The Magic have their first victory of the new year. Authentic Chukwuma Okorafor Jersey . The veteran safety was a starter for the Bengals from 2008-2012. He totaled 41 tackles and three interceptions while starting all but four of the 13 games he played last season. http://www.cheapsteelersjerseysauthentic.com/?tag=authentic-jaylen-samuels-jersey . Bryzgalov stopped 25 shots on Saturday in the Oklahoma City Barons 4-1 victory over the Abbotsford Heat. The Oilers signed Bryzgalov to a one-year $2 million contract last Friday after shedding payroll by dealing defenceman Ladislav Smid to the Flames. Authentic James Washington Jersey . U.S. District Judge Lorna G. Schofield in Manhattan agreed that lawyers on both sides could make their formal requests by Nov. 8. A hearing is scheduled for a day earlier. Jordan Siev, a lawyer for Rodriguez, wrote in a joint letter to the judge from lawyers on both sides that MLB lawyers planned to ask that the lawsuit be dismissed. Stitched Antonio Brown Jersey . MORITZ, Switzerland -- Fog prevented downhill racers from getting their Olympic dress rehearsal.DETROIT -- Michael Fulmer has been baffling teams throughout a highly successful rookie season. The Boston Red Sox may have figured him out.Boston homered twice off Fulmer in the first inning and eventually scored six runs against him -- the most hes allowed in the majors -- in a 10-2 victory Friday night.Hes a very good pitcher who is very aggressive, said Jackie Bradley Jr., who hit one of Bostons two first-inning homers. We wanted to attack him right away. Hes going to come after you with the fastball, and we were looking for it.Fulmer figured out what the Red Sox were doing, but was already in a 4-0 hole after the first inning.They are a fastball-hitting team, and they were ready for my fastball, Fulmer said. It felt like every time I went inside, they were on it.The Tigers have lost nine of 12 after winning 10 of 11.It is a roller coaster, Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said. Ive gone through this every year of my career -- 25 years now. You have ups and downs.Boston starter Rick Porcello appreciated the early help.Thats huge, especially against a guy who has been pitching as well as Michael, Porcello said. Its always easier to pitch with a cushion, especially against that offense.Porcello was pitching for the first time at Comerica Park as a member of the Red Sox. He spent the first six years of his career with Detroit before being traded before the 2015 season.It was fun. Honestly, Porcello said in his usual low-key way. I think it helped that I pitched against those guys at Fenway last year and we came here last year, even though I didnt pitch. It was still weird being on the opposite side, though.Porcello is 17-3 with a 3.22 ERA, which no one appreciates more than his teammates.We gave him four runs in the first inning, and then he just did what he has done for us all year, said Hanley Ramirez, who drove in four runs. When we need a win, we know hes going to get us one. We had a tough loss yesterday, and he came out and shut them down.Porcello allowed four hits and two walks while striking out eight. His only major mistake was J.D. Martinezs two-run homer in the second inning.David Ortiz gave the Red Sox a 2-0 lead in the first with his 22nd career homer at Comerica Park -- a blast deep into the stands in right field. Ortizz has hit more homers in Detroit than in any other ballpark outside the AL East.ddddddddddddBradley gave Boston a four-run lead with the second two-run homer of the first inning, but Martinez pulled the Tigers within 4-2 with his two-run shot in the second.Both pitchers settled down after that, and the score didnt change until the sixth. Fulmer retired the first two hitters, but base hits by Sandy Leon and Brock Holt put runners on first and second. Andrew Benintendi and Dustin Pedroia followed with RBI singles to knock Fulmer out of the game.Ramirezs two-run double off Bruce Rondon made it 8-2 in the seventh, and he added another two-run double in the eighth off Mark Lowe.TRAINERS ROOMRed Sox: LHP Eduardo Rodriguez (hamstring) threw in the bullpen Friday and remains on pace to start Sundays series finale. ... RHP Steven Wright (shoulder) is expected to miss at least one more start, but could start throwing off a mound this weekend.Tigers: RHP Mike Pelfrey (back) threw a 25-pitch bullpen session before the game, and is scheduled to throw another on Sunday. He would then progress to a simulated game before reporting to the minors for rehab games.MARTINEZ LOCKED INJ.D. Martinez hit a long home run in his first at-bat, but his second one might have been even more impressive. He hit a line drive to the left side that ripped the webbing out of shortstop Xander Bogaerts glove on its way to the outfield. Bogaerts had to call time to get a new glove from the Boston dugout.SPIRIT OF CESPEDESWhile Yoenis Cespedes wasnt at Comerica Park on Friday night, he certainly had a major impact on the game. Before the 2015 season, the Tigers traded Porcello to the Red Sox for Cespedes, then shipped him to the Mets at the trading deadline for Fulmer.Both trades were made by then-Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski, who was back in town Friday in his new role as Red Sox president.UP NEXTThe teams play the third game in their four-game series Saturday night with Bostons Drew Pomeranz (9-9, 2.99) facing Daniel Norris (1-1, 3.47). Norris is 0-1 with a 12.27 ERA in two career outings against Boston, one of which was a start. ' ' '

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Cleveland Indians right-hander Trevor Bauer is spending his nights a bit differently now that baseball season is over.?On Friday, a fan reached out to Bauer on Twitter to ask him a question about flying his drone. Bauer famously sliced his pinky finger open while toying with his drone, pushing back his start against the Toronto Blue Jays in the American League Division Series.?That turned into Martin asking Bauer for help solving a math problem. Bauer, who studied mechanical engineering at UCLA, was happy to offer his knowledge.Martin wasnt home when she initially asked the question but sent a photo of the problem to Bauer once she arrived back at her house.?Martin got the problem right, thanks to Bauers help.?Major league pitcher, drone enthusiast, online math tutor. Bauer is truly a man of many talents.-- Alex TekipNicklas Lidstrom Jersey . Pettersen, winner of last years Evian Championships, had nine birdies and three bogeys, holding off a series of challengers led by Marion Ricordeau of France. The second-ranked Norwegian made her season debut after missing the LPGA Tours opening event last month in the Bahamas because of a shoulder injury. Gordie Howe Jersey . McCarthy, a player who played some games in the second tier for Wigan at the start of this season, would go on to shine inside Evertons midfield, outplaying the man he was brought in to replace, on one of the grandest stages in English football. On Saturday, it was fitting that Manchester Uniteds most recent dagger into the chest was delivered by Frenchman Yohan Cabaye, a wonderfully gifted central midfielder who put on an outstanding effort for Newcastle at Old Trafford. http://www.cheapredwingsjerseys.com/?tag=adidas-bob-probert-jersey .ca looks back at the stories and moments that made the year memorable. Anthony Mantha Jersey .S. -- Nikolaj Ehlers registered a hat trick for the third straight game and Jonathan Drouin had a goal and five assists as the Halifax Mooseheads hammered the host Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 10-1 on Tuesday in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League action. Chris Chelios Jersey . Note: The Calgary Flames announced Tuesday that Sean Monahan would not be made available to Canadas World Junior team.TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The Clemson and Florida State showdown this weekend marks the sixth straight year that both teams will be ranked when they square off.Only this time, Florida State will be playing a different role than it is used to.The third-ranked Tigers (7-0, 4-0 ACC) are looking for their first win at Doak Campbell Stadium since 2006 and another shot at a national title. They face a No. 12 Seminoles squad -- who are rarely an underdog at home -- looking to play spoiler to Clemsons hopes of making the College Football Playoff for the second straight season.Florida State (5-2, 2-2) saw its playoff hopes severely diminished with losses to Louisville and North Carolina. Its only fleeting hope would be winning its final five games and hoping for a three-way tie in the Atlantic Division with Clemson and Louisville.Clemson has won 21 straight regular-season games, including 13 straight in the ACC, but needed overtime two weeks ago to hold off North Carolina State. Quarterback Deshaun Watson said that game was just another example that the margin for error the remainder of the season is very small.We got some breaks in the early part of the season, he said. This game will be nothing different for us. We understand that each game is big.The Tigers have been in position to win in their last three trips to Tallahassee. In 2010, they lost on a Dustin Hopkins 55-yard field goal as time expired. Two years later, they held a 21-14 lead at halftime before the Seminoles rallied for a 12-point win.The 2014 game has been a frequent topic of conversation this week. A Watson 2-yard touchdown gave Clemson a 17-10 fourth-quarter lead before FSU tied and eventually won 23-17 in overtime.We have played well in spurts down there in the last few years, we just havent been able to finish, Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said.Florida State is considered a home underdog for the first time since facing Oklahoma in 2011. Running back Dalvin Cook said the focus isnt on what could have beeen but how it can finish the season.ddddddddddddWere right here, were 5-2, were 12 in the nation, were right where we want to be at, he said. Weve got to take that next step in the second half of the season. I think guys will realize that.---Some other things to watch as Clemson looks for its second ever win in Tallahassee:GALLMANS HEALTH: Count on tailback Wayne Gallman in Clemsons starting lineup. How effective he can be is still a question. Gallman, who came through the concussion protocol during the Tigers bye week, and Swinney believe the injury wont have any lingering affects against the Seminoles.COOKS HEISMAN HOPES: Cook remains a longshot for the Heisman but has been averaging 227.5 total yards in his past four games with six touchdowns. Cook also leads backs in Power 5 conferences in rushing yards with 900.UNDER PRESSURE: Florida State quarterback Deondre Francois has been sacked 22 times, which is among the most in college football. Clemsons defense is tied for fourth in the nation in sacks and will look to limit the Seminoles to short throws.WILSONS ABSENSE: Florida State wide receiver Jesus Bobo Wilson, who is third in the nation in punt returns, is out due to a foot injury he suffered in the Oct. 15 win over Wake Forest. Wilson is also second on the team in receptions (30) and yards (390). Sophomore Nyqwan Murray will take the seniors place on punt returns.KEEP AN EYE ON: The receivers. Clemsons Mike Williams and Florida States Travis Rudolph are coming off career highs in their last game. Williams had 12 catches for 146 yards and a TD against North Carolina State and Rudolph had 13 receptions for 238 yards against Wake.---AP Sports Writer Pete Iacobelli contributed to this report from Clemson, South Carolina.---More AP college football: www.collegefootball.ap.orgFollow Joe Reedy on Twitter at www.twitter.com/joereedy. ' ' '

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NEW YORK -- The NFL will be hiring a full-time chief medical officer to work with team medical staffs, the players union and league committees.In a letter sent to the 32 team presidents and obtained by The Associated Press on Wednesday, Commissioner Roger Goodell said the chief medical officer also would work with the broader independent scientific and medical communities.The new hire will replace Dr. Elliot Pellman, who is retiring after 30 years in the league, and will have expanded duties.Pellman mostly played an administrative role that included communication with NFL clubs regarding health and safety protocols. Pellman was not a member of any league medical committee. But much of the early criticism of the NFL regarding its handling of concussions was directed at Pellman, who once famously downplayed links between head trauma and football.Pellman is a rheumatologist with little expertise in head and brain trauma research, but he was involved in the formulation of the NFLs concussion policies.Goodell also told the teams that the NFL must demonstrate strong leadership on health and safety and that our players and fans need to trust in us.In recognition of this priority (on player health and safety) and the increasing complexity of our work, we intend to hire a highly credentialed physician to serve as Chief Medical Officer and work in the league office on a full-time basis, Goodell wrote.A search will begin this week and will be conducted by a panel of health and medical experts led by Dr. Betsy Nabel, the leagues chief health and medical adviser.Others on the search panel will include Dr. Rob Heyer, president of the NFL Physicians Society and team internist for the Carolina Panthers; Ronnie Barnes, senior vice president and head trainer for the New York Giants; Dr. Robert Cantu of Boston University;, and Peter Foss, of G.E. Healthcare. The panel will work closely with the leagues Jeff Miller.Nabel was hired in February 2015, but she also serves as president of Brigham and Womens Health Care.While the NFL has been heavily criticized in its handling of head trauma over the decades -- it reached a settlement that will pay about $1 billion over 65 years to more than 20,000 retired players -- Goodell has tried to emphasize the progress made in several health and safety areas. Those include 42 rules changes to protect players; millions of dollars spent in medical research; and more mandatory protective equipment.During games, team sidelines have at least 27 medical professionals, including some independent observers such as neurologists. There are strict guidelines and protocols for concussions and head injuries.Clearly, though, Goodell felt the need for someone new at the top of the leagues medical hierarchy who will have a broader role while working solely for the NFL.---www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP-NFLSupply Cheap NFL Jerseys . -- San Francisco 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks was fined $15,570 by the NFL on Wednesday for his hit on Saints quarterback Drew Brees last Sunday. Jerseys NFL Cheap . LeBron James and Chris Bosh didnt need any more. Williams scored 11 points in 10 minutes, Alan Anderson scored 17 points, and the Brooklyn Nets finished the exhibition season with a 108-87 win over the Miami Heat on Friday night. http://www.cheapnfljerseysbest.com/ . Perhaps Carroll was so prepared for a break because he believes there is very little the Seattle Seahawks need heading into the off-season. "I dont see anything that we need to add. We just have to get better," Carroll said. NFL China Factory . 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. NFL Jerseys China . 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.India 451 for 7 (Kohli 147*, Jayant 30*) lead England 400 by 51 runsScorecard and ball-by-ball detailsAn old cricket cliche is that batsmen regard poor deliveries as their bread and butter. Virat Kohli, however, seems to prefer it the other way around. He likes a challenge. He wants every bit of his considerable skill tested. It is almost as if he feels shortchanged when things are easy. At Wankhede stadium, Kohli rose above scoreboard pressure on a turning track to make his 15th Test century in front of a packed crowd. In doing so, he became the first Indian captain in 35 years to make 500 runs or more in a series and took his team into the lead.Mumbai has a history of being a very difficult place to bat in the third and fourth innings so even the slimmest of advantages can prove decisive. That was incentive number one. Incentive number two was the opportunity to make tough runs, Kohlis favourite kind. There was quick turn and steep bounce. Englands spinners exploited them to pick up four wickets for 45 runs in the middle session. India, at that point, were 307 for 6 and 93 runs behind. Four good balls would have had them on the mat.But Kohli had his plans. Simple ones. He moved back and across to the offbreaks of Moeen Ali, knowing the bowler doesnt use his wrong un often. So he was always in a good position even when a few deliveries kicked up off a length. He would lean over the legbreaks of Adil Rashid and from that position his powerful wrists were able to do what they wanted. Those skills were bolstered by a new-found restraint.He was careful outside his off stump, even his leaves were characterised by a giant front-foot stride and the bat stabbing at the air above him, and was content despite scoring only 11 runs off 47 balls in the first hour after lunch. Kohli recognised that England had hit their rhythm and the sensible thing to do was to wait it out. He was having the time of his life doing it all, of course, winking at his partner after hitting boundaries and sticking his tongue out at the pitch when it misbehaved.It didnt hurt that there were nearly 20,000 people at the ground chanting his name. Kohli draws from them. He did at Eden Gardens, where India became the No. 1 team in the world. He did in Visakhapatnam, where he produced a couple of masterclasses on a slow and low surface. At Wankhede, when he got his 100th run, he screamed in delight, leapt up to punch the air and spread his arms in triumph. The noise was deafening. He batted through the entire day and remained unbeaten on 147. England had to deal with another Indian batsman showing his class on Saturday. M Vijay made 136 sublime runs. They were important runs too, with his partner Cheteshwar Pujara falling off the second ball of the day.Alastair Cook took a punt. He had a man with 467 wickets at the ready but chose the one playing his firsst Test since his debut in July to bowl the opening over.dddddddddddd. Jake Ball repaid that trust emphatically when he bowled Pujara neck and crop. The batsman had shouldered arms, having misread the line of a delivery that pitched on fifth stump and seamed in.At this point, India had a choice to make. It was very early in the day. They were 254 runs behind on a turning pitch. Their usual No. 5 Ajinkya Rahane, who averages 47, was injured. So their middle order comprised of Karun Nair, playing his second Test, and Parthiv Patel, recalled this series from an eight-year cryogenic freeze. But this team is probably allergic to taking steps back.Kohli guided Ball to the third man boundary twice in the fourth over after the breakthrough and then thumped a fist onto the face of his bat when Vijay hoisted Moeen Ali a straight six. India went from 150 to 200 in only 66 balls - after the wicket had fallen.Vijay reached his hundred off the 231st ball he faced, benefiting from an outside edge as Moeen tried bowling around the stumps and got one to hold its line. He celebrated pointing to his left shoulder, while looking at someone in the dressing room. Soon after, he took a perfectly good delivery from James Anderson and lofted it back over his head for four.It would sicken England that they had a chance to dismiss both of Indias centurions for a lot less. Rashid fumbled a tough return catch offered by Kohli on 68 and had watched the wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow miss a stumping off Vijay on 45 the previous evening.It was even more of a shame because Englands spinners had put in an impressive performance. They worked the rookie Nair over beautifully. Rashid beat the outside edge three times in a row before Moeen, bowling around the wicket, had him lbw with a good length delivery that straightened sharply enough to overrule the on-field umpires not-out decision when England went for DRS. They had their revenge over Parthiv, who questioned their quality last evening only to fall to part-timer Joe Roots first over of the day. R Ashwin was then caught brilliantly by Keaton Jennings at short leg, the fielder staying in line with a full-blooded flick and being rewarded for it when the ball just stuck in his midriff.At that point, England had a sniff at securing a lead but handy cameos from Ravindra Jadeja and Jayant Yadav meant India pulled ahead. Their seventh wicket added 57 runs in 82 balls and the eighth an unbroken 87 off 145. However, England had their chances. Jayant was dropped on 8, by Root at second slip, when England had belatedly taken the second new ball in the 130th over then survived an edge down the leg side on 28 which the umpire did not spot only for England not to have any reviews left. ' ' '

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RIO DE JANEIRO -- Britain may rule the waves on Rios choppy rowing course, but the nations dominance of yet another Olympic regatta has been built on tales of sacrifice and the power of mental strength over physical pain.Following Fridays pair of golds, Great Britain would claim another brace of medals in the space of half an hour on the final day of racing at Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas.First the womens eight won silver -- their first ever medal in that class -- before their male counterparts led from start to finish to win their first gold since 2000. It was a ruthless display of British power with those two medals sitting alongside the other three GB have won on these Brazilian waves.For four of the womens eight, plus cox Zoe de Toledo, it was their first Olympics. At the other end of the experience scale was Frances Houghton, appearing in her fifth Games. She will be the self-appointed steward for celebrations Saturday night, and her medal -- which sits alongside silvers in 2004 and 2008 -- capped a remarkable sporting journey.Ive got so many memories I am really proud of, Houghton said. This time I am so proud of my crew. Im really proud of what we put together as nine girls.Im so proud of all the girls since 1997. Our first medal in the world championships in the eight was 1997 and so many girls have put into what you saw today. I am really proud. I am so lucky and privileged to have this experience in a sport I love.Standing in the crowd and willing her on were her mother and fiancee, carrying the flag her late father Robin took to Frances races.With my dad passing away during the racing season in May, it was really hard, Houghton said. But it was also something that gave me great strength. He really helped me get through the hard times in rowing. And we were really under pressure, and there were lots of trials going on at the time.But it made me know for sure that I wanted to be rowing. I could have walked away from it and said, No, this is more important. But he really wanted me to be rowing.He passed away maybe six days before I was selected for the fifth Games. I think he knew that I had done enough. The girls have just been incredible. When I was rowing, it was just all about rowing and I was so lucky to have the rowing to get me through that, and my dad to get me through the rowing.As the women went about their post-race media duties, some cried, some let out their emotion through screams and shouts of celebrations, and all embraced. Then the mens eight stormed to victory behind them on the Lagoa.Cue an immediate return to scenes of British pride and celebration, rivaling the patriotic outpourings of the Last Night of the Proms.But there was no pomp and circumstance about the way the men executed their race. They ignored the opposition and focused on the job in hand, their collective thousand-mile stare married with the agonizing pain engulfing their bodies.Afterwards the rowers struggled to relay their emotions. It was too fresh, but there was a clarity behind their message: This was an effort built on sacrifice, focus and teamwork.The fact that weve done it three years on the trot in the world championships meant we were there to be shot down, Will Satch said. And having the confidence to go out there and do it over and over again -- we havent had the best year, but that was the strongest eight we could have put out.Its awesome, heroic.Rio was Pete Reeds third Olympic gold, following on from triumphs in the coxswainless four at 2008 and 2012. He was reluctant to compare one to another -- unsure whether he will continue to Tokyo 2020 -- but as he weighed up the sacrifices made, it felt like a stream of consciousness as his achievement sunk in.Ive been sacrificing things for a very long time, he said Ive sacrificed my career in the navy, Ive sacrificed relationships, time with family, my dogs and seeing my friends. Im so sorry to my friends for not seeing them enough and Im so sorry to my family to for not seeing them enough. But you ask yourself -- is it worth it?Thats what I had to go through in the middle of this Olympiad. I won in London ... What did I have to prove? Who did I have to prove it to? But you go through these tough times and with the help of [coach] Jurgen [Grobler], Hodgey [Andrew Triggs Hodge] and the crews support.But above all the personal stories, incredible tales of bravery, sacrifice and determination, there was a clear message to the watching public. Britains incredible power in the rowing, despite some disappointments on the water earlier in the week, is still there.And the general hope is that others will have seen this and will want to become the next Grainger, Thornley, Stanning, Glover, Sbihi, Louloudis, Gregory, Nash, Greves, Wilson, Houghton, Swann, Eddie, Carnegie-Brown, Bennett, Lee, De Toledo, Bennett, Durant, Gotrel, Triggs Hodge, Langridge, Ransley, Reed, Satch and Hill.Its times like these that you just think you could do this forever, Reed said. This is the greatest sport, its the greatest feeling. Even the sacrifices are worth it. When you think its too much, when you think you cant do anymore.Those youngsters out there today watching Hodgey, watching me, watching Katherine two days ago, Helen and Heather, and whoever they look up to in the British team -- they will be going through as well.[Theyll think] Blisters hurt, I cant do this for studying, I cant do this because of a job --but just find your inner strength, find time to balance everything because its the greatest sport in the world.Cheap Los Angeles Clippers Jerseys . With their top three point guards and Kobe Bryant all sidelined by injury, the Lakers signed Marshall out of the D-League on Friday before their home game against Minnesota. Cheap Clippers Jerseys China . -- Teemu Selanne scored the first goal of his 22nd NHL season, and the Anaheim Ducks extended the best start in franchise history with their fifth straight victory, 3-2 over the Calgary Flames on Wednesday night. http://www.cheapclippersjerseys.com/ . Speaking to the Chicago Tribune at baseballs Winter Meetings in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, Boras called the former home of the Expos a "tremendous environment" for baseball. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander Jersey . Each of Houstons starters scored in double figures as the Rockets improved to 2-0 against the Spurs this season, with both victories coming on the road. They also moved within 3 1/2 games of San Antonio (22-7) for the lead the Southwest Division. Cheap NBA Jerseys . The return match will take place next Wednesday. Udinese leads Fiorentina 2-1 in the other semifinal. Napoli staged a second-half comeback from two goals down after Gervinhos opener and a stunning strike from Kevin Strootman.NEW YORK -- The New York Yankees traded veteran catcher Brian McCann and $11 million to the Houston Astros on Thursday for a pair of young minor league pitchers.Houston sent right-handers Albert Abreu and Jorge Guzman to the Yankees.?The Yankees are kicking in $5.5 million of the $17 million McCann will make in each of the next two seasons.It had to be the right fit, McCann said on a conference call. It wasnt going to be just anywhere.The Astros busy day also included the signing of free-agent outfielder Josh Reddick?to a deal that is reportedly for four years and worth $52 million.?In Reddick, the Astros get a steady glove in right field, who in 155 combined games last season between the As and Dodgers hit .281 with 17 doubles, 10 home runs and 37 RBIs.McCann is a seven-time All-Star, but his playing time diminished in the second half of the season as rookie Gary Sanchez emerged as a power hitter behind the plate. Sanchez hit 20 home runs in just 53 games.The 32-year-old McCann hit .242 with 20 homers and 58 RBIs this year.We entered the offseason with the acquisition of a catcher as a primary focus, Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow said in a statement.Brian McCann is a great fit for the Astros as he is not only a good defensive catcher, he is also a left-handed hitter with proven run-producing ability, Luhnow said. His experience and his ability to impact his teammates will be a significant benefit to our team.Jason Castro made the most starts at catcher for the Astros last year, batting .210 with 11 homers and 32 RBIs.Houston and the Yankees met in the AL wild-card game in 2015, but neither team reached the playoffs this year.McCann maade his big league debut with the Braves in 2005.ddddddddddddHe hit 24 homers the next year and has hit at least 18 home runs in every season since then.McCann has 245 career homers with 888 RBIs while batting .266.This was McCanns third season in New York after signing an $85 million, five-year deal as a free agent. The Yankees had a $15 million option for 2019 with no buyout.?I wanted to catch every day, he said. I feel like I still have a lot of good years left.McCann likes what he sees in the Astros, praising a lot of great young pieces.I wanted to be a part of it, he said.The 21-year-old Abreu was a combined 3-8 with a 3.72 ERA for two teams in Class A. The 20-year-old Guzman was a combined 3-4 with a 4.05 ERA with two rookie-level teams.The Yankees signed McCann in the winter prior to the 2014 season, with a full no-trade clause. McCann is entering the fourth year of the contract.The deal includes a vesting option that, in theory, he will now have a better chance of achieving. If McCann has a total of 1,000 plate appearances combined in 2017-18 and he plays 90 games at catcher in 2018, while avoiding the disabled list, he would add another $15 million for 2019.With the Yankees, it would seem unlikely he would reach those goals, unless Sanchez underperformed or were injured. With McCann gone, the Yankees have catchers Austin Romine and Kyle Higashioka as possible backups to Sanchez on the 40-man roster.Information from The Associated Press, and ESPNs Buster Olney and Andrew Marchand was used in this report. ' ' '

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