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NEW YORK -- For the New York Yankees, MRI has become a statistic thats just as important as ERA and RBIs. Andy Pettitte trudged off in the fifth inning with a back injury. Chris Stewart limped off after seven with an injured leg. A 3-2 loss to the Seattle Mariners on Thursday night seemed more significant than just another defeat. Twelve Yankees already have been on the disabled list this year, costing a total of 332 games. While they lead the AL East at 25-16, how many more injuries can they withstand? "I think everybody else out of this room probably already felt we passed that point," said Brett Gardner, stranded on third base when Robinson Cano hit a game-ending groundout. Seeking his 250th win, Pettitte started feeling uncomfortable in the fourth inning, when Seattle took a 2-1 lead on an infield single by Brendan Ryan, who had been in a 5-for-60 slide. "When I came off in the fourth, it just completely locked up and I got the trainer to give me a little massage down here with some heat, and it loosened up and loosened up really good," Pettitte said. It lasted only until his first pitch of the fifth, to Jason Bay. "It completely locked back up on me," Pettitte said. "I couldnt get extended at all. I really just felt like I was kind of cutting everything off and really just trying to throw it in there, just almost slower than slow to tell you the truth." Pettitte struck out Bay and Kyle Seager. By then, Yankees manager Joe Girardi and pitching coach Larry Rothschild noticed Pettittes velocity had dropped, and they went to the mound and took him out. "He is 40 years old, and were probably going to go through this probably a little bit." Girardi said. Pettitte missed a start in April because of lower back spasms. This was diagnosed as a tight left trapezius muscle, near his pitching shoulder. It was too soon to determine whether he would miss his next turn. "Theres no doubt Im getting old. But I dont want to sit there and tell you that thats the exact reason why," Pettitte said. "I look around the league and I see all kind of people on the DL with all kind of problems that are a lot younger than me, too." Stewart pulled up at third base in the seventh on Canos infield single, which drew the Yankees within a run. He stayed in for Vernon Wells inning-ending popout, then was sent for an MRI of his left groin. "He felt something," Girardi said. "He said it didnt pop." Stewart, who took over as the Yankees starting catcher when Francisco Cervelli broke a hand last month, was replaced by Austin Romine. New York doesnt have any other available catchers on its 40-man roster and would have to clear a spot for Bobby Wilson, who has been starting at Triple-A. "Injuries are a part of the game, and some years youre going to have more than others," Girardi said. "And right now we have a few." Pettitte (4-3) allowed two runs, four hits and three walks in 4 2-3 innings with five strikeouts, struggling again with his command. In the fourth, he ran into foul territory on the third base side to make a basket catch on Raul Ibanezs low popup but said that didnt figure into his back problem. Seattle had injury issues, too. Aaron Harang, Seattles scheduled starter, felt a twinge in his back Wednesday and notified the Mariners, who in turn told Hector Noesi to prepare for his first big league start of the season. A 26-year-old right-hander, Noesi was acquired by the Mariners from the Yankees in January 2012 in the trade that sent promising pitcher Michael Pineda to New York and made four relief appearances for Seattle this year. He gave up an unearned run and three hits in 4 1-3 innings, leaving with two on. Lefty Oliver Perez (1-0), his career revived in Seattle, entered with runners at the corners and struck out Gardner and retired Jayson Nix on a popup. Seattle also got runs on Dustin Ackleys RBI double in the second and Michael Morses sixth-inning homer off former Mariners pitcher Shawn Kelley, a drive that bounced off the divider between Monument Park and the Yankees bullpen in right-centre for his 10th homer this season. Granderson singled in the second and scored when David Adams doubled for his first big league RBI. In his third game back from a broken arm, Granderson made his third career start at DH and had three hits. He doubled in the eighth but Carter Capps retired rookie David Adams on a popup and struck out Ichiro Suzuki, who one inning earlier singled to stop an 0-for-22 slide. Tom Wilhelmsen finished to remain perfect in 11 save chances. He allowed a one-out single to Gardner, who stole second and third. He struck out Nix -- leaving right-handed batters 0 for 30 against him this year -- then retired Cano on a groundout to shortstop. "What can you say? Nobodys going to feel sorry us," Gardner related. "We cant take the day off tomorrow." NOTES: Girardi said SS Derek Jeter (broken ankle) should be out of a walking boot soon. ... RHP Joba Chamberlain (strained oblique) will need at least one more minor league rehab outing before the Yankees activate him from the DL. ... New York 1B Mark Teixeira (wrist) hit several long homers on curveballs off a pitching machine at the Yankees minor league complex in Tampa, Fla. 3B Alex Rodriguez, coming back from hip surgery in January, is hitting off a tee and swinging at soft toss flips in a batting cage as he wraps up his second week of baseball activities. ... Travis Hafner (sore right shoulder) took batting practice and hopes to be able to play Friday. ... 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The rookie allowed five runs -- two earned -- in seven solid innings and is 5-2 with a 3.00 ERA in 12 starts at Coors Field.He ended up getting through seven, so it was a good outing, Rockies manager Walt Weiss said.The slick-fielding Arenado made a costly throwing error in the fourth with the score tied at 2. Cardinals pitcher Carlos Martinez then delivered two-out, two-run double, and Matt Carpenter added a run-scoring single.We have seen (Arenado) make that play. He makes it look easy and that wasnt an easy play, Weiss said. And then the throw was a little high. It was a tough play.In the ninth, pinch-hitter Ryan Raburn hit a solo homer off Kevin Siegrist to make it 5-3. After allowing a single to Charlie Blackmon, Siegrist struck out DJ LeMahieu before walking Carlos Gonzalez.That brought up Arenado, who flied out to left field to end the game.Arenado drove in a run earlier, giving him an NL-best 124 RBI. He also leads the league in homers (38), which is why Weiss believes Arenado should garner some MVP votes despite playing on a 72-78 squad.One of the best players in the league, Weiss said. But I dont think this will be the last time hes in that conversation.LeMahieu finished 2 for 4 to raise his average to .349 and take a slight lead over Washingtons Daniel Murphy in the NL batting race. Murphy is hitting .348.Martinez labored most of the game. Not with his pitches, but catching his breeath.dddddddddddd.He threw five effective innings despite struggling to take a deep breath in the thin air. Martinez, who turns 25 on Wednesday, gave himself an early birthday present by holding Colorado to two runs while striking out six. The right-hander is 9-1 on the road this season.The altitude affects everybody a little differently, Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said. It affected him today, for sure.TRAINERS ROOMRockies: There are no plans for surgery on the broken left hand of 1B Mark Reynolds after he was hit by a pitch Sunday, ending his season. Its a tough break for Mark, Weiss said.HOLD THE ONIONSA launched baseball in batting practice left a burger joint in quite a pickle.The Helton Burger Shack located behind the bleachers in left field was closed Monday after a ball broke the glass protecting the prep area.No official word on whose liner actually broke the window pane -- Twitter conversations credited injured Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday -- but it wasnt the restaurants namesake; Todd Helton retired after the 2013 season.BAD BLOOD?The Rockies have some history with Martinez. In July 2015, things got a little heated after he hit LeMahieu with a pitch.Martinez didnt think there was any purpose to a pitch that plunked him Monday night, even though it did sting.I dont think it was any retaliation. That happened last year. Its a new year, Martinez said through a translator. I wouldnt like to think that. I think it just got away.Anderson downplayed it, too.It was a ball that cut and hit him in the shin, he explained.UP NEXTCardinals: With 132 wins, RHP Adam Wainwright (11-9, 4.51 ERA) tries to move closer to tying Dizzy Dean (134) for sixth on the teams career list.Rockies: LHP Jorge De La Rosa (8-8, 5.22) is 4-0 with a 4.01 ERA in four starts against St. Louis at Coors Field. Jerseys Wholesale China Jerseys Wholesale Wholesale Jerseys China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Wholesale Jerseys ' ' '
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- When the Tennessee Titans traded 2015 second-round pick Dorial Green-Beckham to the Philadelphia Eagles this week, much of the focus was on what the team gave up.The Titans instead saw Tuesdays trade as an attempt to solve what had quickly become a problem area because of two major injuries.In exchange for Green-Beckham, the Titans received offensive lineman Dennis Kelly, who figures to be a top reserve at both tackle positions as well as guard once he acclimates himself to Tennessees offensive system.I think just based on his skill set, hes big, hes smart, hes tough and hes versatile, general manager Jon Robinson said. Hes played a lot of positions, so I think hell be a nice added mix to that group.Kelly made 15 NFL starts at three different spots along the line during his time with the Eagles.The Titans need for added depth along the offensive front had come about primarily because of a gruesome leg injury suffered by veteran tackle Byron Bell during the teams offseason work.Bell, who started eight games at right tackle, seven at left guard and one at left tackle for the Titans in 2015, had re-signed with the team and was supposed to swing between tackle and guard this season.After Bells injury, the Titans began working Josue Matias in that utility and liked the way the 2015 undrafted rookie free agent had been developing. Then, Matias suffered a partial patella tendon tear in his knee that required surgery, forcing Robinson to search for additional help.The biggest challenge is trying to learn the playbook, Kelly said. I felt real comfortable in Philly. Its just a whole different city, having to settle in, trying to get things settled. Thats the biggest challenge.Though the Titans have not yet settled on all five starters on the line, the same group -- Taylor Lewan at left tackle, Quinton Spain at left guard, Ben Jones at center, Chance Warmack at right guard and rookie Jack Conklin at right tackle -- have had almost all of the training camp reps together.Barring any changes, that leaves the Titans sifting through some unproven players, a couple of former starters and Kelly to find likely three backups to carry on the 53-man roster.Besides Kelly, the most experienced player among the backups is Brian Schwenke.Schwenke was the Titans starting center for most of the past three years, but has been hit with major injuries. He is now learning to work at guard as well as center.A lot of it for me is trying to get those guard reps and growing as a player at guard, Schwenke said. I havent played it in four years, so its kind of (about) getting comfortable with that again.Schwenke played guard at California until his senior season in 2012 when he switched to center.Another player switching positions is Jeremiah Poutasi. A third-round pick a year ago, Poutasi started the first seven games at right tackle, but was benched after Mike Mularkey took over as head coach. Poutasi is now trying to make the team as a backup guard.The other players in the mix include second-year center/guard Andy Gallik, Will Poehls and rookie sixth-round pick Sebastian Tretola, a sixth-round pick. Poehls has spent the past two years on the practice squad.There are still three more preseason games for the candidates to make an impression on the coaching staff. And even then, they will probably have to wait until after final cuts are made before they truly know their fate. The Titans have the top position among waiver claims and have already said they will use that to help shore up problem areas.In the meantime, the work continues to find the right combination on the offensive line, both among the starters and reserves.Theyre working, and thats what this training camp is about, Mularkey said.---Online:AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and AP NFL Twitter feed: http://twitter.com/AP-NFL Pierre Turgeon Jersey .Y. - New Orleans forward Anthony Davis was chosen Friday to replace the injured Kobe Bryant in the NBA All-Star game that will be played in his home city. Josh Gorges Jersey . 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MORAGA, Calif. -- Saint Marys got a big lift from backup center Jordan Hunter when he hit a 3-point shot from midcourt just before halftime.Jock Landale, who starts ahead of Hunter, added his own signature moment early in the second half with a midcourt steal and a soaring dunk that helped get the 12th-ranked Gaels back on track after suffering their first loss of the season.Landale had 15 points and seven rebounds, Evan Fitzner added a season-high 12 points and No. 12 Saint Marys bounced back from its first loss of the season to beat UC Irvine 84-53 on Sunday night.Hunters 3-pointer was the first of his college career.That was pretty awesome, Fitzner said. That was big-time. Its a big play because going into the second half you kind of feel that momentum.Hunter rarely plays and was on the court fewer than 60 seconds when he made the halfcourt heave.I practice that all the time so it was just second nature when I let it go, Hunter said with a laugh. The ball came my way, I jumped in front of Dane (Pineau) and I just let it fly.Saint Marys (7-1) was crisp offensively most of the game and shot 56.3 percent from the floor, a vast improvement from two nights earlier when the Gaels went 16 of 51 in a 65-51 loss to Texas-Arlington.Landale, the leading scorer for Randy Bennetts team, bounced back from one of his worst games of the season to pace Saint Marys. Landale had seven points as part of a game-opening 12-3 run, then scored on an emphatic dunk early in the second half.We struggled the other night so its always good to get one back, Fitzner said. We didnt really have as good as energy as we had tonight. It always helps when youre making shots. Our guards did a good job of giving us open looks tonight.Jordan Ford scored 12 points and Emmett Naar added 10 to help the Gaels win won their third straight over the Anteaters.Eyassu Workue scored 14 points and Tommy Rutherford had 11 for UC Irvine. The Anteaters (5-6) have lost four of six.The Gaels never trailed and won for the fifth time in six home games this season.Two days after looking sluggish and out of sync in the loss to Texas-Arlington, Saint Marys shot well but couldnt shake Irvine until going on runs of 9-2 and 8-3 late in the first half.Fitzner scored seven points over the final 6:05 and Jordan Hunter added a buzzer-beating 3-point heave from midcourt to put Saint Marys up 38-25 after the Anteaters had trouble inbounding the ball. Hunter, a 6-foot-10-inch backup center, had not attempted a 3-pointer in 30 previous games with the Gaels.Bennett called it the play of the night.It changed that game, Bennett said. Going in up 13, its a difference. It really is. It helped us and then we came out in the second half and you could kind of feel the momentum.POLL IMPLICATIONSBeating an overmatched Irvine team helps the record but wont make voters forget what happened earlier in the week. The Gaels will drop from No. 12 based on their loss to Texas-Arlington and could wind up falling out of the Top 25 altogether.BIG PICTUREUC Irvine: The Anteaters showed some spark early but eventually faded. Its a matter of consistency. Too many times Irvines players stood around rather than moving without the ball. Their usual strong defense also allowed the Gaels to shoot 64 percent in the second half.Saint Marys: It might not be enough to keep the Gaels from dropping out of the rankings, but they needed to have a feel-good moment and they got it against Irvine. Getting Landale back on track is a good sign.UP NEXTUC Irvine: The Anteaters continue their five-game trip against Nevada on Wednesday night.Saint Marys: The Gaels dont leave McKeon Pavilion until conference play begins. They will host Western Kentucky on Wednesday night. Vapormax Laceless Pure Platinum . 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So far, few teams have been as dominant in the fourth quarter as the 10th-ranked and unbeaten Huskers.Nebraska, which will be trying for its first 6-0 start since 2001 when it visits Indiana on Saturday, has outscored its five opponents 78-6 over the last 15 minutes of games. The 72-point margin is the widest in the FBS. Arizona State is second at plus-64.We dont know how close the game may be, so we have got to make sure that going into that fourth quarter that we have that same attitude as we had in the first three, quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr. said.Nebraska has trailed in the fourth quarter in two games. Down 32-28 with 10 minutes left against Oregon, the Huskers took the lead on an 11-play, 80-yard touchdown drive, and the defense stuffed the Ducks on their last possession to secure a 35-32 win .The Huskers entered the fourth quarter against Illinois behind 16-10 and scored three straight touchdowns. The Huskers demoralized the Illini with an 18-play, 75-yard drive that took almost 11 minutes off the clock. The defense held Illinois to 18 yards on 10 plays in the fourth quarter, and Nebraska won 31-16 .Nebraska led just 24-17 entering the fourth quarter against Wyoming, then capitalized on turnovers to outscore the Cowboys 28-0 the rest of the way in a 52-17 win .We certainly havent always been pretty, coach Mike Riley said, but I like our team a lot in what weve done and how we continue to play throughout the game. Sometimes it dooesnt look very good, or the other team is threatening, but our team keeps its poise and plays its best ball in the fourth quarter.dddddddddddd.Only Arizona State (106), Washington State (91), Tennessee (90) and TCU (83) have scored more fourth-quarter points than Nebraska. The Huskers six points allowed in the fourth are the fewest besides Ohio State and Baylor, neither of which has allowed a fourth-quarter point.The Huskers have committed no turnovers in the fourth quarter and are controlling the clock, averaging 9:43 in possession time.Last years crushing 14-13 loss at Illinois was a signal that the Huskers werent tough enough at the end of games. Before that, they had lost to BYU on a Hail Mary at home and to Miami on the road in overtime after coming back from a 30-10 deficit.But against the Illini, a team that won just two Big Ten games, the Huskers squandered a 13-0 fourth-quarter lead and let Illinois drive 72 yards in the last minute to beat them. Narrow losses to Wisconsin and Northwestern followed.The Huskers approached their offseason workouts with the mindset that they wanted to be the strongest team, physically and mentally, at the end of games.I think having that as an emphasis of our work ethic throughout the offseason was huge, Armstrong said. It played a big role in how well we prepared this offseason, spring ball and fall camp and summer conditioning. So we knew exactly what we needed to focus on throughout the season because of how poorly we did in the fourth quarter last year.---This version corrects Arizona States fourth-quarter points to 106.---Online:AP college football website: http://collegefootball.ap.org Jerseys Wholesale China Jerseys Wholesale Wholesale Jerseys China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Wholesale Jerseys ' ' '
[willkoSTATELINE, Nev. -- Former tennis player Mardy Fish had a 28-point round Saturday to take a two-point lead over actor Jack Wagner in the American Century Championship celebrity golf tournament.Fish shot a 3-under 69, making seven birdies and four bogeys at Edgewood Tahoe to reach 50 points in the modified Stableford event. Players receive six points for eagle, three for birdie, one for par, none for bogey and minus-two for double-bogey or worse.I was (behind) quite a bit (at the start) today, said Fish, a six-time winner on the ATP Tour. And theres a lot of really good players at the top as well. Im in a really good position to hopefully play well tomorrow and see where we are.Fish is trying to become the first left-hander to win the event. He won the Diamond Resorts Invitational celebrity tournament in Florida this year.Wagner, the first-round leader, had a 21-point day. 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That left plenty of energy for pitching books and swatting away free agency questions. Anthony had 24 points and nine rebounds, and the Knicks avenged an embarrassing home loss with a rout of their own, beating the Boston Celtics 114-88 on Wednesday night for their third straight victory. Nike Vapormax Kpu . Kyle Denbrook, a soccer player from Saint Marys University, took the CIS male athlete of the week honour. Stanley, a fourth-year business administration student from Charlottetown, scored both goals in a 2-0 win over Dalhousie on Friday and tallied again in a 1-0 win over Saint Marys on Sunday. LeBron James has never had more fun than playing with this version of the Cleveland Cavaliers.This group may not end up with more victories than the 2008-09 team that won 66 games or the 2012-13 Miami Heat that won the same. It may not end up winning James his fourth ring. But after 14 years of stumbles, hard lessons and a long separation, the Cavs have finally built the team of James dreams.Loaded with shooters who give him an array of options, stocked with veterans who have learned the nuances of sharing the floor with him and playing alongside what looks like a future Hall of Famer entering his prime, James is reveling in it. It can all be encapsulated in one line: James is averaging the fewest shots (17.2) and the most assists (9.7) per game in his career.This is how he has always wanted to play. He has had flashes of it in the past. But never has he had a roster that so suits his talents and desires, which is to be a conductor, not a solo act.For the first time in his career, hes not leading his team in scoring. Kyrie Irving is averaging about a point more than him, Kevin Love is averaging just two points less.James has 37 assists in just the past three games; 22 of them set up 3-pointers and 13 of them set up layups or dunks. In none of the three games has James led the team in scoring. He has three triple-doubles in 14 games this season, the same number he had in 76 games last season.His recent numbers probably would be even stronger, but Channing Frye, the NBAs leader in 3-point percentage, missed two of the games following the death of his father, and J.R. Smith is in the biggest shooting slump of his career, missing 16 of his past 17 3s.Its just about peak efficiency, James picking apart teams with laser focus. Theres a long way to go yet, but this Cavs team is averaging 112 points per 100 possessions, which would be the best offensive efficiency of any James team in history. The 2012-13 Heat scored 110 points per 100 possessions and had a 27-game winning streak along the way.This is as impressive as Ive seen, Portland Trail Blazers coach Terry Stotts said after his team was ripped by the Cavs last week. You help on LeBron at the rim, and he gets them a corner 3. You help from the weak side, and he finds a guy and you give up a 3. Sometimes youre in good team defensive position, and the ball zips out of his hands and theres a 3-pointer. I dont know how you defend that.In the playoffs last season, Cavs coach Ty Lue started experimenting with lineups that featured four outside shooters and James. The result was record-breaking 3-point shooting in the series against the Atlanta Hawks, where the team made 46 3-pointers over a two-game span.Lue is doubling down this season, playing Love and Frye as his big men at times. It leaves the Cavs vulnerable at the defensive end, but they are wicked at the offensive end with those lineups. With James and Irving as the creators and Smith or Iman Shumpert, who is shooting a career-best 46 percent on 3s, the lineup is relentlesss.ddddddddddddLeBron breaks all the passing rules, said one scout who recently tracked the Cavs. Youre not supposed to leave your feet and pass, and he uses it as a weapon. Youre not supposed to pass through traffic. He throws backhanded fastballs that buzz the ears of two defenders. He always knows where everyone is going to be.James has to be careful with what he says publicly, because it often can be used against him. Those who know him will tell you he believes this style is the way to win a most valuable player award. Whether James will ever win another one is hard to project; he often has to compete with his past résumés.But right now hes averaging the fewest points since his rookie season, and his mastery of the game has never been more on display.We built a lot from last year, and we just want to continue that, James said, pointing to continuity as a source of his excellent start. With the team that we have, coaching staff that we have, we have to take advantage of that.The Cavs dont call many plays. Lue will spend whole minutes with his hands in his pockets, as he paces the sideline watching as James and Irving come down and flow into sets. When James moves on the floor, his teammates move with him, creating angles and windows where they know he can deliver the ball.Meanwhile, James has learned which teammates want the ball where. Like a long-snapper who has perfected delivering the football to the holder, James has mastered how to get the ball to his shooters.Its my responsibility to know how my guys want the ball, James said.If they like it with no seams or with the seams. I know that might not make sense -- some guys like it different ways. I get the ball right in my hand before I throw it. I know the guys on my team like seams or guys who like the ball high when they catch it. I know guys who like it low or midsection. I know where everyone wants the ball, and I just try to put it there on time and on target. All they have to do is catch and fire. Its those guys working on their craft that allows me to do that.Its a little more complicated than that. It is true the Cavs have enjoyed a reasonably easy schedule thus far. Theyve played 10 of their 15 games at home and have played the fewest games in the league. Their opponents winning percentage to this point is just under .500. It toughens later this week with a home game against the Los Angeles Clippers and then a road trip to Chicago and Toronto.So all these numbers and this stellar play might not hold. But it might. When the Cavs are healthy, they have shown they are potent. James is attracted to the idea of playing this brand of basketball, and he seems to only be getting stronger as he hands the scoring load off to Irving and Love, who is averaging six more points per game than last season.LeBron poses a lot of problems, Stotts said. At times it can make you just roll your eyes. Jerseys Wholesale China Jerseys Wholesale Wholesale Jerseys China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Wholesale Jerseys ' ' ' mmen]
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ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Braves horrible season keeps getting worse.With eight wild pitches and four errors the last two nights, the Braves keep finding ways to top their embarrassment.Last night we got (blown out) and tonight we had a three-run lead in the eighth and we just didnt get it done, catcher A.J. Pierzynski said. There is no other way to put it.Trevor Story led off the ninth inning with a single, advanced to third on two wild pitches and scored the go-ahead run on a throwing error as the bumbling Braves lost 4-3 to the Colorado Rockies on Saturday night.Braves starting pitcher Mike Foltynewicz began the eighth up 3-0, but let the first three batters reach and was chased by Nick Hundleys RBI single.Hunter Cervenkas wild pitch scored Mark Reynolds, and second baseman Gordon Beckhams throwing error scored Hundley for a 3-all tie.In the ninth, closer Jim Johnson (1-5) gave up a leadoff single to Story and threw wild pitches to two batters. Story scored when shortstop Erick Aybar bounced a throw on Reynolds fielders choice to Pierzynski, and ball bounced off the catchers glove.The Braves have been an easy target. They rank last in the majors in runs scored and have baseballs worst home and overall records. They let two runs score on a two-base throwing error and a wild pitch in Fridays 11-2 loss.Boone Logan (1-0) gave up one hit and one walk in the eighth.Carlos Estevez retired the side in order in the ninth to earn his fifth save in eight chances.Atlanta led 2-0 in the second on Pierzynskis first homer of the season. Foltynewiczs RBI single in the seventh put the Braves ahead 3-0.Foltynewicz allowed four hits, three runs, walked two and struck out five in seven-plus innings. He retired 12 straight before Ryan Raburn singled in the fifth and was commanding his fastball between 97 and 100 mph.But the Rockies, who began the game ranked second in NL runs per game, finally got going in the eighth.Its really unfortunate the way it unfolded there in the eighth, Foltynewicz said. I put my bullpen in a bad situation.Chad Bettis allowed six hits, three runs, three walks and struck out seven in 6 2/3 innings. The Rockies had won five of Bettis last six starts despite his 5.79 ERA during that span.Colorado began the game 0-43 when trailing after seven innings. Manager Walt Weiss liked how his team kept grinding.We knew early on it was going to be tough to score runs against (Foltynewicz), Weiss said. But we hung in there, made him work, got his pitch count up later, got in the bullpen and we strung together some real key at-bats.EVERY FIVE GAMESInterim Braves manager Brian Snitker said rookie RHP Tyrell Jenkins will join the rotation Tuesday at Cincinnati.Jenkins, acquired with Shelby Miller in the November 2014 trade that sent Jason Heyward and Jordan Walden to St. Louis, made an emergency start on July 6 for Julio Teheran. He gave up four hits and one run in 4 2/3 innings. In four relief appearances, hes 0-1 with a 5.79 ERA.TRAINERS ROOMRockies: Raburn was in the lineup for the first time in the teams last seven games because of a sore quadriceps. He went 2 for 4. Raburn hit a pinch-hit grand slam in the ninth Friday.Braves: RHP Arodys Vizcaino was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a right oblique strain. The struggling closer left Friday nights 11-2 loss to the after throwing three pitches in the ninth. It was his first appearance since he missed four straight games with an infection on his right elbow. ... LHP Eric OFlaherty was reinstated from the DL to take Vizcainos spot on the roster.UP NEXTRockies: RHP Jon Gray (5-4) will make his first career start against Atlanta. He is 2-4 with a 4.63 ERA in eight road starts.Braves: RHP Julio Teheran (3-8) is 4-1 with a 3.41 ERA in five career starts against Colorado. Nike Air Force 1 Hombre . Varlamov made 33 saves and Ryan OReilly had a goal and scored in the shootout as the Avalanche beat the New Jersey Devils 2-1 on Thursday night. 2018 Air Max 98 . Jordan Lynch, the all-purpose Heisman Trophy finalist from Northern Illinois, failed to make it into that exclusive club. http://www.zapatillasnike2018.es/ . -- Damian Lillard and LaMarcus Alrdridge were again the go-to duo for the Trail Blazers against the Kings. Nike Air Vapormax Flyknit Moc . Andreas Johnson had a goal and two assists while Jacob de la Rose also scored for Sweden (2-0-0). Esa Lindell and Rasmus Ristolainen replied for Finland (1-1-0) Lindell opened the scoring for Finland just 41 seconds into the game, but the hosts quickly regained their composure and tied the score less than four minutes later on Wennbergs first of the game. Nike Cortez Hombre . -- There were a lot of firsts for the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday night. Manny Pacquiaos ring return will take place on Nov. 5 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Top Rank promoter Bob Arum told ESPN.com.Arum initially was planning for Pacquiaos return on Oct. 15, but that was ruled out because it conflicted with obligations Pacquiao has in the senate in the Philippines. He was elected to a six-year term in the government body in May, a few weeks after he outpointed Timothy Bradley Jr. in their third fight on April 9 in Las Vegas, after which he announced his retirement.Few believed the retirement would stick. Arum and Pacquiao adviser Michael Koncz said he decided to return, but only as long as he did not have to compromise his senate schedule in order to train.Arum said the senate will be in recess in the weeks leading up to Nov. 5. Before that, however, Arum said Pacquiao would handle his senate duties by day and train by night.Arum had narrowed down the return date to Oct. 29 or Nov. 5, dates that worked much better in conjunction with Pacquiaos senate schedule. But Arum said he was struggling to find an available venue in Las Vegas, where he wanted to stage the bout against an undetermined opponent.Arum said MGM officials tried to clear other events from their facilities -- the MGM Grand Garden Arena, Mandalay Bay Events Center and the T-Mobile Arena -- but were not able to. But he said he had success with officials at the Thomas & Mack Center, which he said was able to move a UNLV exhibition basketball game to another date.I couldnt get a building, but we were finally able to secure Thomas & Mack Center, Arum said. So I am doing the fight with my friend Steve Wynn [whose Wynn Resorts will serve as the host casino]. MGM really wanted to do the fight but they didnt have a building. They did everything they could to free up a place for us but Nov. 5 didnt work, but that is what worked for Manny.We are going to film Manny -- if we can get into the senate -- working as a senator during the day and then training at night. Well have a camera crew over in the Philippines. But then he will finishh with the budget votes he has to work on around Oct.dddddddddddd 15 and he will come to Los Angeles with [trainer] Freddie [Roach] and finish training.?Arum said the 37-year-old Pacquiao (58-6-2, 38 KOs), boxings only eight-division titleholder, would fight on HBO PPV, but that has not been confirmed by the network.HBO PPV is committed to a much-anticipated fight on Nov. 19 at the T-Mobile Arena pitting unified light heavyweight titleholder Sergey Kovalev and former super middleweight champion Andre Ward in a showdown of undefeated top 5 pound-for-pound fighters in their prime. It would be highly unusual for HBO PPV to put on two major boxing events in the same month, so its possible Arum could again have to shift dates or perhaps go it alone without HBOs involvement.As for who Pacquiao will face, Arum said he has narrowed it down to three fighters he promotes -- welterweight titleholder Jessie Vargas, Terence Crawford, should he defeat Viktor Postol in their unification fight on Saturday (HBO PPV) at the MGM Grand, or Postol, whom Arum said was more of a long shot to get Pacquiao should he defeat Crawford.Arum said he and longtime adversary Al Haymon, the powerful adviser/manager and creator of Premier Boxing Champions, can do business together now that their $100 million lawsuit has been settled. Arum said they talked about matching Pacquiao with one of his fighters, former four-division titlist Adrien Broner, but Broner priced himself out of the fight. Broner also wound up going to jail for 30 days on Tuesday and still faces a trial on felony assault charges stemming from a January incident.Arum said he and Haymon never seriously discussed matches between Pacquiao and Haymons two other two top welterweights, world titleholders Danny Garcia and Keith Thurman.?Besides, if it comes down to Danny Garcia or Terence Crawford or Jessie Vargas against Pacquiao, Id rather see one of my guys in the fight. Jerseys Wholesale China Jerseys Wholesale Wholesale Jerseys China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Wholesale Jerseys ' ' '
All 32 NFL teams will report to training camp by Saturday, which means the clock is ticking for disgruntled vets to agree to new deals. NFL Nation runs through the players who are unhappy with their current contracts.Buffalo BillsCornerback Stephon GilmoreThe 10th overall pick in 2012, Gilmore has blossomed into one of the NFLs best cornerbacks and wants to be paid like one. Hes set to earn $11.082 million this season under the fifth and final year of his rookie contract, but he is looking for a long-term deal in the neighborhood of the five-year, $75 million deal the Washington Redskins gave Josh Norman. Gilmore stayed away from the Bills during OTAs and channeled Marshawn Lynch in the tweet below before mandatory minicamp. Gilmore told ESPNs Josina Anderson that he would report to training camp Friday, saying, I know what I am. Itll happen eventually.?-- Mike RodakCarolina PanthersDefensive tackle Kawann ShortShort skipped two weeks of offseason workouts to show his displeasure with how negotiations on a long-term contract were going. The Pro Bowler reported for a three-day mini-camp in June. He showed up on time to training camp; the fines alone would have taken a huge chunk of the $1.036 million he is set to make in the final year of his rookie deal. But after leading the Panthers with 11 sacks, Short is in position to demand in the $17.2 million a year range the Jets gave Muhammad Wilkerson and the Eagles gave Fletcher Cox. The Panthers dont seem willing to go past the $13 million to $16 million range. -- David NewtonChicago BearsWide receiver Alshon JefferyChicagos top threat at receiver, Jeffery was unable strike to a multiyear agreement with the Bears before the July 15 deadline for franchise-tagged players to do so. While Jeffery happily signed the one-year, $14.599 million guaranteed franchise tag tender, he is searching for long-term security. There is a strong likelihood Jeffery leaves Chicago after the season unless the Bears are willing to meet his demands. -- Jeff DickersonDallas CowboysCornerback Brandon CarrCarr has put a positive face on the pay cut he accepted in the offseason, which dropped his 2016 salary from $9.1 million to $4.25 million, saying he did not want to leave Dallas. But how would you feel if your pay was cut by more than half? While Carr hasnt had an interception since Thanksgiving 2013, the Cowboys opted against releasing him, even though they could have saved more money against the salary cap. In addition to the base salary, he received a $1 million roster bonus and can get up to $250,000 in per-game roster bonuses. He also can earn an extra $500,000 in incentives, bringing his max compensation to $6 million. Carr had made $41 million in his first four seasons with the Cowboys.?-- Todd ArcherKansas City ChiefsSafety Eric Berry Berry didnt get the long-term contract he wanted from the Chiefs as their franchise player, leaving his only option for playing this year to sign the teams mandatory one-year offer worth about $10.8 million. Berry has plenty of incentive to sign the contract, but a source told me Tuesday that Berry wasnt expected to report to camp with the rest of the team Friday.?-- Adam TeicherMiami DolphinsSafety Reshad Jones The Dolphins Pro Bowler said everything is behind me after ending his offseason holdout on the second day of mandatory minicamp. However, Jones remains dissatisfied with his salary. The Dolphins are unlikely to budge. Jones is due $7.25 million in 2016 and $7.085 million in 2017, which are solid figures for the position. -- James WalkerNew England PatriotsCornerback Malcolm Butler?The third-year cornerback who helped save Super Bowl XLIX and then followed it up with a Pro Bowl season in 2015 is scheduled to earn a base salary of $600,000 this season. Butler missed parts of the start of voluntary team activities for what he called an off-field issue that might have been related to his contract. He is a restricted free agent after the season.Outside linebacker Jamie CollinsThe Pro Bowler enters the final year of the contract he signed as a 2013 second-round draft choice, and is set to earn $917,865 in 2016. He is primed to cash in next year, which lessens his urgency to sign an extension now, but nonetheless he is still part of the list of players who have a strong case for an increase in pay this year.Tight end Rob GronkowskiAfter signing an extension in 2012, Gronkowski locked himself into his current deal until 2019. He is scheduled to earn $2.25 million in base salary this year and in March sent out the tweet below.?-- Mike ReissPhiladelphia EaglesQuarterback Sam BradfordIts hard to find disgruntled players in the wake of the Eagles $280-million offseason contract binge. Bradford, who made $78 million on his six-year rookie contract, signed a new two-year deal worth $35 million. Within months, Bradford left OTAs in protest. The short term of the contract, combined with the Eagles drafting of Carson Wentz with the No. 2 pick, leave Bradford as a lame duck just when he should be asserting himself as the Eagles leader. -- Phil SheridanPittsburgh SteelersWide receiver Antonio BrownTo be clear, Brown has never publicly expressed displeasure with his six-year, $43-million contract. He has gone out of his way to be a good company guy and sources told ESPN that Brown will report to training camp on Thursday. But Brown is underpaid, and everyone knows it, including Brown. Hes set to make $6.25 million on the fifth year of his deal, which ranks 26th among wide receivers. The Steelers have a long-standing policy not to re-negotiate contracts until a player is one year from free agency. But if they dont make an exception for Brown, they better be ready to back up the truck in 2017. -- Jeremy FowlerSeattle SeahawksDefensive end Michael BennettBennett was unhappy with his contract last summer, but he said his wife wouldnt let him hold out. He showed up and had a career year, posting 10 sacks and 19 tackles for loss. Bennett sat and watched as other defensive linemen got monster deals this offseason. According to OverTheCap.com, 37 defensive linemen had more guaranteed money than Bennett in their current contracts at the time of signing. He wants his current deal, which has two years remaining, to be restructured. Bennett switched agents during the offseason but said he planned to show up for training camp. The organization will have to decide whether to redo part of Bennetts deal or risk having one of their key defensive players unhappy as the team tries to make a Super Bowl run. -- Sheil KapadiaTampa Bay BuccaneersLeft tackle Demar DotsonIts no secret Dotson has wanted a new contract for some time. During the 2015 offseason, he switched agents twice -- from Greg Hobbs to Joby Branion and back to Hobbs. He missed OTAs trying to get a new deal with two years remaining on his existing contract, worth $7.5 million across four years. The Bucs didnt budge though, and he showed up to minicamp once it got to a point where hed actually lose money. He suffered a knee injury during the preseason and was put on the IR/designated for return list. That didnt help the cause, nor did the fact that he claimed Lovie Smith misled him by not immediately activating him and instead playing veteran Gosder Cherilus. Dotson will make $1.75 million in 2016, which ranks 49th among all offensive tackles. 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It was Kerbers third final of the year after losing to Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia in Monterrey in April and to Petra Kvitova of Czech Republic in Tokyo two weeks ago. The 10th-ranked German improved her record in finals to 3-5.Flushing, NY (Sports Network) - The New York Mets opted to place closer Bobby Parnell on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday due to a herniated disc that has sidelined the right-hander for nearly a week. Parnell has not pitched since July 30 because of the injury, which enables the Mets to backdate the move to Wednesday. To fill the roster spot, the Mets recalled infielder Wilmer Flores from Triple-A Las Vegas, with the highly regarded prospect available to play when the Mets begin a three-game series with the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday. Flores, who will be celebrating his 22nd birthday Tuesday, entered the season ranked as the Mets No. 4 overall prospect by MLB.ddddddddddddcom and was having a strong year for Las Vegas. He currently leads the Pacific Coast League with 86 RBI while batting .321 with 15 home runs in 107 games with the 51s. The native Venezuelan could be in line for an everyday role for the Mets with All-Star David Wright expected to miss approximately a month with a Grade 2 right hamstring strain he suffered on Friday. Parnell was in the midst of the best season of his six-year major league career, having notched a personal-best 22 saves while posting a 2.16 earned run average over 49 games. The 28-year-old has allowed just one homer over a span of 50 innings. Jerseys Wholesale China Jerseys Wholesale Wholesale Jerseys China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Wholesale Jerseys ' ' '
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The Denver Nuggets experimented with two 7-footers in the starting lineup but it didnt work out. They stumbled to a 3-5 record with Jusuf Nurkic and Nikola Jokic manning the post together, so coach Michael Malone inserted Kenneth Faried at power forward.It took a couple of games but the Nuggets finally got a win with Faried starting and Jokic coming off the bench. Turns out, Faried thought he should have been starting all along.When I came out of that starting spot, it kind of gave me a wakeup call, Faried said after Denvers 120-104 win over Phoenix on Wednesday. Like, Hey, you need to get back to who you are.Faried had 20 points and 15 rebounds, both season highs, in the win, and he and the Nuggets want to ride that momentum against the Toronto Raptors on Friday night.The Nuggets (4-7) also want to get even with the Raptors, who won the first meeting between the teams, 105-102, in Toronto on Oct. 31.The Raptors (7-4) are going to be hungry for a win after losing back-to-back games to the two NBA Finals teams from last season. Toronto lost by four at Cleveland on Tuesday and then fell to Golden State at home on Wednesday.These two games are a good test for us, they let us know how quickly mental mistakes will cost you and breakdowns will cost you and then in the second half when we got focused in, locked in, we started switching some things properly, talking, communicating we kind of got back in the game, Toronto coach Dwane Casey told the Toronto Sun. But you cant have lulls like that against great teams.Star guard DeMar DeRozan hasnt had any lulls this season. He has scored 30 or more points in nine games this season, including 34 against the Warriors on a night he was 17-for-17 from the line.One of those 30-point games came against Denver. He had 33, and his backcourt mate, Kyle Lowry, had 29.Stopping those two will be a tall task for the Nuggets. Their best perimeter defender, Gary Harris, is out with a foot injury and Will Barton hasnt played since spraining his ankle against Toronto, leaving Denver thin at guard.Malone started backup point guard Jameer Nelson against the Suns and went with a three-guard rotation with rookie Jamal Murray. It worked well enough against the Suns, but it will be a different story against the Raptors.Fridays game is the beginning of four road games in six nights for Toronto. The Raptors also play Sacramento, the Los Angeles Clippers and Houston.The Pacific Division-leading Clippers will provide a tough challenge, but Denver thinks it has found something with Faried back in the lineup, so the Nuggets will be tough to beat, especially after getting their first home win in four games.Very happy to get the monkey off our back, get the first home win, Malone said. Now we have to turn around and get ready for Toronto. Vans Slip Ons Sale .25 million option on reliever Jose Veras. Black Slip On Vans Cheap . "No difference at all," chirped U.S. roommate and linemate James van Riemsdyk. "Its still the same cranky Phil. http://www.sliponshoesvansuk.com/old-skool-vans-uk-sale.html .ca looks back at the stories and moments that made the year memorable. White Slip On Vans . Defencemen Drew Doughty, Shea Weber and forward Ryan Getzlaf also scored for the Canadians, who started their gold-medal defence 2-0. Goalie Roberto Luongo, getting the call in place of Game 1 starter Carey Price, was solid when needed in making 23 saves for the shutout. Black Slip On Vans .ca looks back at the stories and moments that made the year memorable. VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Canucks coach Willie Desjardins knows this formula for success cant be sustained. Its making a fun little ride, though.Henrik Sedin scored 1:40 into overtime after Bo Horvat tied it late in the third period, lifting Vancouver over the St. Louis Blues 2-1 on Tuesday night.Horvat scored with 2:55 left in regulation, helping Vancouver to its third consecutive comeback win to start the season. Jacob Markstrom made 23 saves.We cant keep playing that way, said Desjardins. We are not going to keep winning if were behind.Vladimir Tarasenko scored in the second period for St. Louis, and Jake Allen had 24 stops.The winner came after Markstrom made a nice glove save in the extra period and played the puck to keep the play moving. Christopher Tanev worked a nice give-and-go with Daniel Sedin, and then Tanev took a light shot that Henrik Sedin re-directed in for his first of the season.The Canucks trailed both of their previous games heading into the third. Horvats goal snapped a streak of 177 minutes, 34 seconds of shutout hockey by St. Louis against Vancouver dating to 2015-16.I thought we played a good game, though, said Desjardins, whose club won just three times when down after 40 minutes in 2015-16.The whole game we played well and we generated stuff and just didnt score. We believed if we stayed with it something would go in and it finally did, and overtime can always go either way.Vancouver has won twice in overtime and once in a shootout to start the season.When you know you are able to come back it just brings a calmness to the team, Henrik Sedin said. Even being down against a really good team tonight, we are confident we are going to get chances and come back and thats a huge difference.The Blues took the lead at 10:23 of the second after Allen stopped Henrik Sedins initial shot and then the rebound on a flurry in front. St. Louis broke the other way on a 2-on-1, with Tarasenko ripping his fourth of the season shortside on Markstrom.You move on, said Blues coach Ken Hitchcock, whose team was looking to win four straight to open a season for just the second time in franchise historyy.dddddddddddd Getting points on the road is key.The Canucks had a number of excellent chances leading up to the goal, with both Markus Granlund and Horvat hitting the post before Allen stopped Daniel Sedin from the slot.Vancouvers power play, now scoreless on 10 opportunities to start the season, had a chance midway through the third, but could only muster a single shot from the point that Allen handled with ease.St. Louis then hit the post on a partial breakaway off the stick of Patrik Berglund, and the Blues forward crashed into Markstrom, who made a great back-to-back saves on Nail Yakupov and Paul Stastny from in close moments later.Markstrom was expected to get the night off after winning his season debut, a 4-3 overtime triumph against Carolina on Sunday, but No. 1 goalie Ryan Miller arrived at Rogers Arena on Tuesday morning feeling a little tight, according to Desjardins.That thrust Markstrom back into the crease and forced the club to dress University of British Columbia goalie Matt Hewitt as an emergency backup because it couldnt get another netminder from within the organization to Vancouver in time for the game.The Canucks looked to have taken the lead with 6:10 left in the opening period on Luca Sbisas first of the season, but the goal was waved off after video review because of a distinct kicking motion by the Vancouver defenseman on a play that resulted in a St. Louis penalty for hooking.Game notes Hewitt, a native of nearby New Westminster, played three seasons with the WHLs Regina Pats before continuing his career in university hockey. ... The Canucks were also forced to use a UBC goaltender during the 2003-04 season due to injury. Chris Levesque dressed for one game as Johan Hedbergs backup when Dan Cloutier, now Vancouvers goalie coach, went down during the morning skate. ... Former St. Louis goalie Brian Elliott picked up consecutive shutouts against Vancouver last March.UP NEXTBlues: Play at Edmonton on Thursday night.Canucks: Host the Sabres on Thursday night. Jerseys Wholesale China Jerseys Wholesale Wholesale Jerseys China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Wholesale Jerseys ' ' '
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Irving scored 23 points, Tristan Thompson had 20 points and 10 rebounds and the Cavaliers beat the Denver Nuggets 117-109 on Friday night. The AFL industry is bunkering down ahead of what is shaping to be the most active player exchange period ever.Each club will be doing everything it can to improve its list for 2017, with more names than ever being thrown around as potential trade targets.ESPN has attempted to read the mind of each clubs list manager to select the most important transaction leading into the leagues annual silly season.ADELAIDE - Find an A-grade midfielder?The Crows were one of the leagues most exciting teams this year but their lack of midfield class proved telling at the business end of the season. ESPN has reported Adelaide are pondering chasing either Brisbanes Tom Rockliff or Carltons Bryce Gibbs, while the Crows may look to secure one of GWS excess mids such as Will Hoskin-Elliott or Jack Steele.BRISBANE - Work out your long-term strategy?The first point of of order for new Lions coach Chris Fagan is to work out whether to strip things back completely for a long-term rebuild, or attempt to steady the ship and get it sailing towards smoother waters ASAP. If its the former, then captain Tom Rockliff and speedster Pearce Hanley - both reportedly open to trades - should be moved on for first-round draft picks. If its the latter, the Lions must retain both and look to bolster all areas of their list.CARLTON - Repeat last years movesCarlton went hard in securing depth through a series of trades with GWS and Adelaide last year, picking up Sam Kerridge, Andrew Phillips, Lachie Plowman and Liam Sumner, as well as picks 8 and 11. That strategy worked in two ways - stemming the bleeding from an awful 2015 season and injecting talent into the clubs dire list. The Blues should look to do the same this offseason, with GWS trio Caleb Marchbank, James Stewart and Jack Steele primary targets. Carlton could also do their best to swoop on Sydney midfielder Tom Mitchell, if the Swans and Hawks fail to secure his signature.COLLINGWOOD - Sign quality ball usersFor too long, the Magpies have struggled with sub-par disposal, particularly through the back half and midfield, which is why they are possibly hunting the likes of Daniel Wells (North Melbourne) and Will Hoskin-Elliott (GWS). The Pies need to ensure whoever they bring in can add polish to their workmanlike midfield and defence. Collingwood gave up plenty to secure Adam Treloar and James Aish last season, so they must be crafty with their trades and drafting this year.ESSENDON - Trade pick No. 1?The first pick of the draft hasnt been traded since Fremantle in 2001 but the Bombers should be bold and offer the prized selection to the best offer. GWS are reportedly desperate to get their hands on the top choice and the Dons should push hard for a deal involving the Giants picks 7 plus their other first-round selections in 15 or 16, and/or a quality young player. This years draft is reported to be one of the most even in recent history, so if the Dons can get pick No. 7, plus Jack Steele for example, for the first pick, they could net two high-quality young guns for the price of one.FREMANTLE - Find a key forward. Or twoThe Dockers were lusting after Melbournes Jesse Hogan and emerging Giant Rory Lobb and their hearts were crushed within a couple of hours earlier this week when both young guns re-signed. With Matthew Pavlich finally hanging up the boots, Freo must do everything they can to find key forward options. One will likely be wantaway Giant Cam McCarthy, but he is a risk having not played at any level this year. The Dockers are reportedly interested in Geelongs Shane Kersten and North Melbournes Aaron Black and theyd be silly not to take a chance on one of those two.GEELONG - Trade Steven MotlopThe enigmatic forward epitomises frustration - he can make the impossible seem easy but too often doesnt do the simple things needed to impact games. He is reportedly on a $600,000 contract and the Cats would be smart to offload him elsewhere to free up salary cap room to chase other targets. Too much was left to Dangerwood last year, meaning Geelong should aim to find support for the star midfield duo. They are reportedly interested in Richmonds Brett Deledio, but could also consider Brisbanes Tom Rockliff. The Cats loaded up for a flag shot this year before falling short, and must reload again before its too late.GOLD COAST - Play hard on Prestia and OMeara, and nail their premium draft picksThe Suns must get the best deal they can get for Dion Prestia and Jaeger OMeara, who want to join Richmond and Hawthorn respectively. Both trades have a long way to go - with ESPN reporting Hawthorn may offer up exciting forward James Sicily as part of the OMeara deal - but the Suns should be sitting pretty at this years draft once the dust settled. Theyre already holding picks No. 4, 8, 21, 22, 24 and 27, and with more top-end selections likely to come their way, they must attack the draft as hard as they can - but this time, they must nail their choices.GREATER WESTERN SYDNEY - Load up on future picks?The Giants list is bursting at the seams with talent, meaning theyre well placed to be well compensated if, as expected, several promising players - including Will Hoskin-Elliott, Caleb Marchbank, James Stewart, Jack Steele and Cam McCarthy - walk. GWS will use most of their draft choices this year on a bumper crop of Academy kids (including possible first-round talents Harry Perryman, Will Setterfield and Kobe Mutch) and with the production line set to flow again next year, trading for future picks would be the smart move.HAWTHORN - Find contested-ball winners (even though Clarko doesnt give a toss)The Hawks were smashed in contested footy this year and while their coach Alastair Clarkson famously said he didnt give a toss about that statistic, its an area of glaring weakness ffor the former champs.dddddddddddd Hawthorn are in the box seat to secure Jaeger OMeara from the Suns and Tom Mitchell from the Swans, which would almost solve the problem in one foul swoop (assuming OMearas injury woes are behind him). The Hawks have every right to aggressively push for another flag this season before their handful of champion veterans finally pull the pin.MELBOURNE?- Find a back-up for big MaxyMax Gawn was one of the revelations of 2016, pretty much singlehandedly carrying the Dees ruck division. But with journeyman Jake Spencer Gawns only real back-up, the Demons are on the hunt for another ruck option, preferably one with forward nous. Geelongs Nathan Vardy could be an option, or Melbourne may look to the state leagues for a tall prospect with upside. The Demons are already one of the winners this offseason after extending Jesse Hogans contract to the end of 2019. They dont have a first-round pick this year, but their trade for Essendons Michael Hibberd (in exchange for pick No. 26) could be one of the first struck on Monday, meaning the Dees could be one of the leagues quietest teams during the exchange period.NORTH MELBOURNE - Draft, draft and draft some more The Kangaroos have already signalled their intentions of a dramatic rebuild, having cut Brent Harvey, Drew Petrie, Nick Dal Santo and Michael Firrito. Fellow veteran Daniel Wells is also a possible departee, possibly netting the Roos an end-of-first round compensation pick. Fringe key forward Aaron Black is also likely to seek greener pastures. Having topped up to challenge for a flag, North should now use this opportunity to attack the draft as hard as they can in the search for young talent. The Kangaroos have an excellent core of inside midfielders, but will be after outside polish at the draft.PORT ADELAIDE - Let Matthew Lobbe walkLobbe almost departed Alberton last offseason, but the ruckman was retained and struggled for senior opportunities. With Paddy Ryder set to return next season after his 12-month ban ended, Lobbe will be further on the outer come 2017. The Powers salary cap is reportedly tight - hence the club putting Hamish Hartlett up for trade at the right price - so the club should look to accommodate Lobbes request for a new home. They wont receive as much in return as what was on offer this time 12 months ago, but it will clear Lobbes sizeable salary off the books and allow the Power to fix other areas of their list.RICHMOND - Get the Prestia deal done earlyThe Tigers have pick No. 6. The Suns have Dion Prestia. Simples. While Richmond may want to haggle over Prestias worth, pick No. 6 is just about spot on for a midfielder of Prestias quality and relative youth. If Damien Hardwick still believes he has a finals-quality list at his disposal despite the horror 2016, the Tigers should sign off on the Prestia deal early next week and then assess other ways to bolster their squad. As theyve signalled their intentions to challenge next year, not rebuild, Richmond should also fight to retain the services of Brett Deledio.ST KILDA - Grab Jack SteeleThe Saints were one of the best stories of this year, only just missing out on a finals berth on percentage. With quality across all lines, the Saints will unlikely break the bank for a big-name signing, but theyre chasing fringe GWS midfielder Steele, who could be a 10-year addition in their centre square rotation. Steele is a big-bodied midfielder who can also be a threat forward, with strong contested marking ability. His addition will add an exciting element to St Kildas already promising midfield.SYDNEY - Reconsider the Tom Mitchell contract Mitchell was one of the Swans best through the season, and indeed finals series, and Sydney have to do everything they can to keep him. Theyll need to increase their contract offer significantly if they are to prevent him from moving south - most likely to Hawthorn - which may mean they offload others. Gary Rohan could be one option, after a second successive average grand final performance, and his pace and potential could be attractive to rival clubs. Or could the Swans put Kurt Tippett on the table? The Swans may be loathe to lose the forward/ruck after his solid season (albeit he was ineffective in the grand final) but Tippett is on a hefty contract so if he was offloaded, the Swans could have the cash to splash on Mitchell.WEST COAST - Let Eric Mackenzie find a new homeLast season, Mackenzie looked a shell of the player who won the Eagles best and fairest in 2014. The key defender spent time in the WAFL this year and looked bereft of confidence but at 28, theres enough time for him to shine in a new home. The late-season form of Rising Star nominee Tom Barrass means West Coast have already got a permanent replacement for the veteran defender. The Eagles should receive a solid draft pick or player depending on which club wants to trade for Mackenzie, meaning they can focus their efforts in bolstering the lack of depth through the midfield.WESTERN BULLDOGS - Sit back and enjoy the premiership glow, but then try to re-sign Lin JongJong is weighing up his options after a tumultuous season in red, white and blue, but the Bulldogs could regret it if he joins a rival such as Gold Coast or Collingwood. The big-bodied midfielder, who plays with impressive hardness, played 16 senior matches this year, averaging 17 disposals, 4.4 tackles, and almost a goal a game. In the Dogs VFL premiership, Jong was named best on ground and looked a class above that level. Theyd be better off letting other fringe players walk instead of Jong, who could become an excellent second-rotation midfielder. 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DFS golf heads to Saint Simons Island, Georgia, this week for The RSM Classic. Last year, South Carolina native and University of Georgia product Kevin Kisner took home the victory, and he returns in 2016 looking for a chance to repeat.Our experts have put together the players they believe have the skills to succeed and provide big fantasy point totals. This weeks panel comprises Jason Sobel, Jonathan Coachman and Michael Collins as well as FantasyGolfInsiders Jeff Bergerson, Zach Turcotte, Taras Pitra and Jason Rouslin.Note: Golfer salaries listed are for DraftKings.Jason Sobel -- Zach Johnson ($9,700)Pick a resident, any resident. Sea Island is home to a growing percentage of PGA Tour professionals these days, which means plenty of guys in this weeks field will be sleeping in their own beds. Ill take Johnson, who hasnt won since last years Open Championship but should be due for another title soon.Michael Collins -- Matt Kuchar ($11,200)In the five times he has played this event, he has never finished outside the top 25. This is a home game for Kuchar, so this year playing on two courses (Seaside and Plantation) should give him just a slight advantage over many of the other players.Jonathan Coachman -- Zach Johnson ($9,700)This week I am going with someone who is always comfortable playing in this part of the country because he lives there -- Johnson. He hasnt had the year he would have wanted, but winning in the final event of 2016 can change all of that. And this week, he gets the job done.Taras Pitra -- Roberto Castro ($8,200)Castro has had a really good 2016 season and hasnt missed a cut in about four months. Many will look at his finishing position and price and go elsewhere, but I dont think thats a wise move this week. Hes a strong tee-to-green player who just needs the putter to show up in order to contend. Hes not really a flashy name in the industry, but hes a strong, high-upside candidate this week and should primarily be considered for tournaments.Jeff Bergerson -- Hudson Swafford ($7,700)One of the most difficult things to do in DFS golf is to get all six of your players through the cut, so when you can lock in a guy who has made 16 consecutive cuts, you do not hesitate. Although Swafford has not shown big upside, his price remains reasonable at $7,700 and allows you flexibility with the rest of your roster. A University of Georgia product, Swafford has missed two of three cuts in this event but did have a 12th-place finish in 2014. I would recommend utilizing Swafford mostly for cash-game purposes this week.Zach Turcotte -- Billy Horschel ($8,600)After playing a relaxed schedule last season, Horschel returned to the Tour this fall and promptly missed the cut a week ago in Mexico. Although it has been a number of years since his last stop in Sea Island, his game should fit well in this event. Hes a solid ball striker with balance on length, accuracy and hitting greens. After missing the cut last week, Horschel comes at a nice discount, and in a field this soft, hes a strong bounce-back play this week.Jason Rouslin -- Stewart Cink ($6,900)Stewart comes home to Sea Island Resort course off back-to-back 15th-place finishes. Im sure spending time at home with his wife, who is battling cancer, and coming in with some great recent form will give him all the extra motivation he needs. He has made the cut in only three of five starts here, so if you need reason not to roster him, thats it. I expect him to be around for the weekend and look for his first top 10 here in Georgia. Off White Vapormax 2018 . 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After the whistle, Thornton skated the length of the ice, pulled Orpik to the ice from behind and punched him in the face several times.Leicester head of recruitment Steve Walsh insists he plans to bring in players who will meet the ethos of the club. The Foxes became champions of England for the first time in their history last Monday, and Claudio Ranieris squad have been praised for their spirit throughout the campaign.Walsh was responsible for bringing Jamie Vardy, Riyad Mahrez and NGolo Kante to Leicester, and he revealed some of the current squad believe the club should avoid signing players who may be disruptive. Steve Walsh has been credited with Leicesters signing of Jamie Vardy The squad have told me, We dont want any Bertie Big… I think youve got to bring in the people you think will do the job, people who fit in, said Walsh, who is close to signing a new deal with the club.ddddddddddddClaudio enjoys the blueprint and the way we play. 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INDIANAPOLIS -- Trace McSorley threw four touchdown passes and No. 8 Penn State stunned No. 6 Wisconsin 38-31 on Saturday night, overcoming a 21-point first-half deficit in the greatest comeback in Big Ten title game history.Penn State (11-2, No. 7 CFP) won its first first conference title in eight years. The Nittany Lions must wait to see if the selection committee rewards them with one of the four coveted playoff spots Sunday.Penn State trailed 28-7 with 5:15 left in the first half, but McSorley led the Nittany Lions to touchdowns on each of its next four possessions, finally taking a 35-31 lead on an 18-yard pass to Saquon Barkley with 13:41 left.Things looked bleak early, but McSorley repeatedly burned the nations No. 3 defense with long passes on a record-breaking night.McSorley finished 22 of 31 for 384 yards. The yardage and TD passes were both Big Ten championship game records. He also broke the schools single-season records for yards passing and touchdown passes. And he wasnt the only one to have a memorable performance. Saeed Blacknall caught six passes, two for touchdowns, and finished with a championship-game record 155 yards.Wisconsin (10-3, No. 6 CFP) played without starting quarterback Alex Hornibrook but still jumped to a 28-7 lead behind Corey Clement, who ran 21 times for 164 yards including a 67-yard TD run in the first quarter.NO. 1 ALABAMA 54, NO. 15 FLORIDA 16ATLANTA -- Alabama showed off all its weapons in the Southeastern Conference championship game.Now, the Crimson Tide can expect a return trip to Atlanta for the College Football Playoff.The nations No. 1 team scored off a blocked punt and an interception return before wearing down No. 15 Florida in the second half with a dominant running game. The result was a rout that positioned Alabama to go for its second straight national title and its fifth crown in the last nine years under coach Nick Saban.Next up: a likely semifinal game at the Georgia Dome on Dec. 31.The Crimson Tide (13-0, No. 1 CFP) bolted to a 16-9 lead in the first quarter, despite being held to minus-7 yards and no first downs. They scored one touchdown off a blocked punt, another off an interception return. A field goal was set up by another pick -- one of three thrown by Florida quarterback Austin Appleby in the first half.The Tide led 33-16 at halftime -- the most points ever scored in the first two quarters of an SEC title game -- and iced the victory with scoring drives of 98 and 91 yards, sparked by a goal-line stand that finished off the last gasp by the Gators (8-4, No. 15 CFP).NO. 3 CLEMSON 42, NO. 19 VIRGINIA TECH 35ORLANDO, Fla. -- Deshaun Watson bolstered his Heisman Trophy candidacy by passing for three touchdowns and running for two more to lead Clemson past Virginia Tech in the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game.Winning consecutive league titles for the first time in 28 years likely will send the Tigers (12-1, No. 3 CFP) back to the four-team College Football Playoff for the second straight year, providing Watson with an opportunity to resolve unfinished business from last January, when his team lost to Alabama in the national championship game.The Clemson star completed 23 of 34 passes for 288 yards, including TDs of 21 and 10 yards to Jordan Leggett and 15 yards to Hunter Renfrow for a 42-28 lead midway through the fourth quarter. He also rushed for 85 yards on 17 attempts for the Tigers, whove won back-to-back ACC titles for the first time since winning three straight from 1986-88.Watsons counterpart, Jerod Evans, was just as impressive for Virginia Tech (9-4, No. 23 CFP). The 6-foot-3, 238-pound ran for two touchdowns and rallied the Hokies from a 21-point deficit to make it close at the end.NO. 7 OKLAHOMA 38, NO. 11 OKLAHOMA STATE 20NORMAN, Okla. -- Baker Mayfield passed for 288 yards and three touchdowns, and Oklahoma beat Oklahoma State in matchup that decided the Big 12 title and likely guaranteed the Sooners a trip to the Sugar Bowl.Mayfield performed well throughout, despite finishing the game without top receiver Dede Westbrook. Westbrook caught four passes for 111 yards before being knocked out of the game on a crushing hit by safety Jordan Sterns.Samaje Perine rambled for 239 yards on a career-high 37 carries and Joe Mixon caught a touchdown pass and busted a 79-yard touchdown run for the Sooners (10-2, 9-0 Big 12, No. 9 College Football Playoff).Mason Rudolph completed 11 of 25 passes for 186 yards for Oklahoma State (9-3, 7-2, No. 10 CFP). His top target for the season, James Washington, caught two passes for 50 yards on eight targets.NO. 14 WEST VIRGINIA 24, BAYLOR 21MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- Skyler Howard threw two touchdown passes and ran for another score, and West Virginia held on in the Big 12 regular-season finale for both teams.Justin Crawford rushed for 209 yards to help the Mountaineers (10-2, 7-2) to their first 10-win regular-season since 2007. They came from 11 points down in the first half to hand Baylor (6-6, 3-6) its sixth straight loss after a 6-0 start.Baylor held the momentum for nearly three quarters in the final regular-season game for acting coach Jim Grobe, but that changed on two plays.oward, having one of his worst games of the season, threw to Gary Jennings over the middle and he turned it into a 58-yard scoring play. After Baylor got the ball back, Marvin Gross stripped quarterback Zach Smith, and Darrien Howard recovered for West Virginia. An unsportsmanlike penalty on Baylor gave the Mountaineers the ball at the Bears 6, and Howard scored on a 1-yard sneak on fourth down for a 24-14 lead.TEMPLE 34, NO. 20 NAVY 10ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- Phillip Walker threw two touchdown passes, Temple stuffed Navys running game and the Owls claimed their first American Athletic Conference title.After Temple (10-3) scored touchdowns on its first three possessions, protecting the 21-0 lead became substantially easier when No. 20 Navy (9-3, No. 19 CFP) lost standout quarterback Will Worth to a second-quarter ankle injury. Navy coach Ken Niumatalolo said Worth is done for the season, along with running backs Toneo Gulley and Darryl Bonner, both of whom left with first-half injuries.Although the defeat took Navy out of the running for the Cotton Bowl, the Midshipmen are expected to play in the Armed Forces Bowl after facing Army next Saturday.The Owls extended their winning streak to seven and earned their first league title winning the Middle American in 1967. Walker was 16 for 25 for 199 yards.---More AP college football: www.collegefootball.ap.org and https://twitter.com/AP-Top25 Jack Eichel Jersey . The 31-year-old Spain midfielder hasnt played since Madrid lost in the Copa del Rey final to Atletico Madrid in May due to back and foot injuries. Zemgus Girgensons Jersey . The 18th player to shoot 60 on the tour, Jamieson settled for par on the final hole when his 15-foot birdie chip grazed the edge of the hole and stayed out. 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Morris said on Sunday.Boyd said his only priority for now was to enjoy the premiership celebrations.Obviously Ive really enjoyed my last couple of years of footy and its all culminated in a premiership, he told Channel Sevens Game Day.I will let this sink in and make a decision in a couple of weeks, or however long it takes.The Dogs put contract talks on hold until after the grand final, following a frank mid-season conversation between Boyd and Luke Beveridge.But the cooach revealed in the week leading up to the preliminary final that Boyd would be given the opportunity to play on next year should he so choose.ddddddddddddBoyd admitted to amazement at what the Bulldogs had done in the last couple of years under Beveridge.The club looked in freefall during the 2014-15 summer, but the Dogs overcame a shocking run with injuries this season to win only their second flag.I even got a bit emotional during the week and before the game, just in my quiet time, thinking about what this footy club has been through and the opportunity that we had to do something special together, Boyd said.Weve never put a ceiling on ourselves, weve never put a timeframe on when we could have success.It just shows that if youve got belief in each other and belief in the way that we play then anythings possible. 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MINNEAPOLIS -- The Braves have struggled to score runs this year, ranking last in the majors in that department. As a result, its been rare that an Atlanta starting pitcher has been gifted an early lead to work with.Thanks to Freddie Freeman, the Braves bucked both trends Wednesday night.Freeman homered, doubled and tied a career high with five RBI as the Braves held off the Twins 9-7 for a two-game sweep.Atlanta finished the game with 16 hits, with each player in the lineup getting at least one.It was nice to see that, nice to get on board early, Freeman said. We were able to continue it all the way to the fifth and sixth inning. Thats all we needed tonight. The bullpen was fantastic.Freeman went 4 for 4 with a walk, driving in five runs for the fifth time in his career. His 18th homer gave the Braves a 7-0 lead in the fourth inning.The Twins closed to 8-7 in the sixth on an RBI grounder by Joe Mauer. Nick Markakis singled home a run in the Atlanta eighth.Mike Foltynewicz (4-4) got the win despite giving up seven runs and 12 hits in 5 1/3 innings. Jim Johnson pitched the ninth for his fourth save.Hard-throwing righty Mauricio Cabrera also played a big role out of Atlantas bullpen. He struck out three batters in 1 1/3 innings, hitting 101 mph on the Target Field radar gun.Cabrera picked up a big strikeout of Miguel Sano to end a Twins threat in the sixth and pitched a scoreless seventh inning to keep it a one-run game.We talked the other night about bringing him into stressful innings, Braves interim manager Brian Snitker. I think more than probably 80 percent of the times Ive brought him in, its been game on the line or a big situation. His presence is really, really good.Twins starter Tyler Duffey (5-8) was chased in the second. The right-hander gave up five runs on eight hits, including a two-run homer by Jeff Francoeur in the first inning.It was the second straight outing in which Duffey has lasted less than three innings.Its really frustrating when it piles up like that, and you give up the singles, and you give up the hard-hit ball, Duffey said. Watching a game like that, we come back fighting like that, end up losing, and it started with me.Atlanta and Minnesota entered the series with the two worst records in the majors. The Braves are 35-66, the Twins are 37-63.The Braves are now 9-5 in regular-season matchups against the team it lost to in the 1991 World Series.Freeman added a two-run homer in the fourth off Michael Tonkin. It was the third four-hit game of the season for Freeman, who leads the Braves with 106 hits.A day after getting shut out, the Twins scored in the fourth on a double by Eddie Rosario. Kurt Suzuki added a two-run homer later in the inning.We pecked away at them, got back into the game, Twins manager Paul Molitor said. They added on a couple that proved to be the difference at the end of the game. But we had chances right down to the end.BRAVES MAKE A DEALPrior to the game, Atlanta dealt right-hander Lucas Harrell and left-hander Dario Alvarez to the Texas Rangers for infield prospect Travis Demeritte.Demeritte, 21, represented the United States in this months All-Star Futures Game in San Diego. In 88 games with High A High Desert, he batted .272 with 25 home runs and 59 RBI.In five starts with the Braves this year, Harrell was 2-2 with a 3.38 ERA. Alvarez made 16 relief appearances this season for Atlanta and had a 3.00 ERA in 15 innings.UP NEXTBraves: Return to Atlanta to begin a four-game series against Philadelphia beginning Thursday. 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The 35 combined hits and 25 runs rank second in franchise doubleheader history.The doubleheader was necessitated by a rainout Wednesday, a game Minnesota led 5-0 in the third before storms arrived.We had one continual day of offense that didnt stop, manager A.J. Hinch said. It was a fun day; a long day, pretty exhausting, but to walk out of here with two wins after being down by a lot of runs in the rain is a pretty good feeling.Jose Altuve had four hits in the first game and was 1 for 4 in the nightcap. He leads the majors with a .365 batting average and has reached base in 41 straight road games.Chris Devenski (1-4), who had 21 straight relief appearances after making four early season starts, allowed two hits and struck out five during five strong innings for his first major league victory.Its exciting, he said. It was fun. More to come now.Minnesotas Miguel Sano had two hits, including an RBI double.For the better part of two weeks, Houstons offense was lacking. Before scoring seven runs in a win Tuesday, Houston scored 18 runs in its previous 10 games, winning just twice.This is a long year and youre going to have stuff like that, and we were able to swing ourselves out of it today, said George Springer, who had five hits in the two games, including a home run.Tommy Milone (3-4) breezed through the first inning before Gattis hit a three-run homer in the second and Springer added an RBI single for a 4-0 lead.Milone experienced soreness in his shoulder and bicep and said he is not 100 percent. He will get an MRI on Friday.Correa launched a 445-foot drive to the second deck in right-center to make it 5-0 in the third.Its been crazy, feast or famine right now for us, Gattis said.Andrew Albers, called up to be the Twins 26th player, made his first appearance since May 1, 2015 with Toronto and pitched the final six innings. He gaave up five runs, including two runs in each of his first two innings.ddddddddddddAlbers threw 108 pitches, tying the team record for most by a reliever in one outing -- Oscar Munoz did the same on Aug. 21, 1995.What he did, you cant underscore enough, manager Paul Molitor said. He came out and got banged around the first couple innings and ended up throwing 108 pitches.Minnesota has an AL-worst 4.97 ERA and used four relievers in the first game before shortstop Eduardo Escobar got the final three outs.Thats because Jose Berrios (2-3) was ineffective for the third straight start, lasting just two innings and giving up six runs and eight hits. Since his Aug. 1 recall from Triple-A, he has allowed 12 earned runs in 13 innings.In seven starts this season, the righty has a 9.32 ERA over 28 innings, permitting 39 hits and 14 walks.Doug Fister (11-7) allowed eight hits and five earned runs in seven-plus innings to earn the Game 1 win.DOUBLING UPThis was Houstons 255th doubleheader, but first against an American League team. The Astros were in the National League from 1962-2012.LOTS OF ARMSEscobar and Albers became the 25th and 26th players to pitch for the Twins this season, a franchise record. The old record was 25 in 2012.TRAINERS ROOMAstros: Hinch said RHP Luke Gregerson felt fine after an aggressive bullpen session Wednesday. Out with a strained left oblique muscle, Gregerson is eligible to come off the DL Friday. . RHP Ken Giles is going on paternity leave and will not travel to Toronto with the team.Twins: After allowing six runs in the first game, LHP Buddy Boshers was placed on the disabled list with left elbow inflammation. An MRI is planned for Friday.UP NEXTAstros: Joe Musgrove (0-0, 0.79) is scheduled to make his second career start Friday in the opener of a three-game series in Toronto against the Blue Jays Francisco Liriano (6-11, 5.34).Twins: Minnesota is scheduled to send Kyle Gibson (4-6, 4.86) to the hill Friday as it welcomes Kansas City for a three-game set. The Royals plan to counter with Yordano Ventura (7-9, 4.64). Jerseys Wholesale China Jerseys Wholesale Wholesale Jerseys China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Wholesale Jerseys ' ' '
TORONTO -- Less than a week ago, their team outscored 9-1 in the opening four periods of pre-tournament play, Team Europe had a decision to make.The only thing we spoke about in that intermission was either we pack up and roll over and go home, or now we pull together and we fight to build an identity, Europe head coach Ralph Krueger said after Saturdays eye-popping 3-0 win over Team USA to open the World Cup of Hockey. Thats when identities are born: at difficult times. If youre a loser, you dont have character, you collapse, and if youre loaded with character like we are, you come together.It was also understandable that Europe needed a little time to come together since it was a team cobbled together from several countries, many of their players having never played together.The convincing win over Sweden to end pre-tournament play was no fluke, although Europe still entered this tournament very much portrayed as a long shot to get anywhere.And you know how players always say they dont pay attention to whats being said or written? Yeah, well, theyre lying.We have been cast as an underdog, but in the room, I think we know what were capable of, Europe forward Leon Draisaitl said after Saturdays win, the Edmonton Oiler scoring the second goal.We just have to prove it. I think tonight was a good start.Do you think?Marian Gaborik and Pierre-Edouard Bellemare also scored as the Rest of Europe gang frustrated the favored Americans with a calculated, methodical approach.Just stay patient, said Europe captain Anze Kopitar of the approach. We realize we cant really run-and-gun with teams, and staying patient and waiting for our chances and help our goalie out and all those things where maybe its not the flashiest thing. Its actually pretty boring, but it works.Credit a masterful game plan from Krueger, who it must be noted is a man with a ton of international experience as the longtime former coach of Switzerland plus a member of Team Canadas staff in Sochi.And as Krueger noted himself, the players on this roster have played a lot of international hockey, too.They came in ready for this. And a big part of that is making sure to not force plays, let the game come to them.First and foremost, I think our play with the puck was pretty good tonight, Kopitar said. We didnt do any unnecessary mistakes or give them a whole lot of freebies and make them come through us and try to do something special to get to our net. We just tried to keep everything to the outside, and we did a pretty good job of that tonight.Last Sunday after the first period in Montreal, run out of the rink by the 23-and-under North Americans, you might not have been able to predict these wins over Sweden and the big one over the U.S. to open the real tournament.But Krueger said the North American team woke them up.I thank the kids for spanking us so hard because we had adversity early, which brought us together and clarified what we needed to do, and the commitment to doing that was born then, Krueger said. 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The Blackhawks extended their winning streak to five games, and are 6-0-1 in their last seven.Dallas is 1-3-1 in the last five games.I thought we did some decent things in the second half of the game, Chicago coach Joel Quenneville said.Big saves, big clears and working together, Quenneville said of the game-saving penalty kill.Kanes 46 points (20 goals, 26 assists) against Dallas are his most against any team, in only 36 games.Chicago erased a 2-1 deficit with second-period goals by Ryan Hartman at 2:59 and Kane on the power play at 7:40 against Stars goalie Antti Niemi.Teammates to the left of the net were occupying Niemi. Kane skated in from the right to put the puck into a nearly empty right side when it came across from Artem Anisimov.Really anybody could have scored that goal standing in the back door, Dallas coach Lindy Ruff said. Hes a world-class player in this league. We were able to handle his speed, but he knows where to go. It was a mishit, but it went over and he was in the right spot.The Blackhawks scored 11 seconds into the game when Richard Panik scored his seventh goal by wristing in the rebound of a shot by Kane.You probably couldnt ask for a better start, Kane said.Dallas took a 2-1 lead on goals by Brett Ritchie at 7:21 of the first and Curtis McKenzie at 9:49.Crawford held the Stars scoreless after that. He finished with 31 saves, four on the last power play.It was a great job by our PK to keep them on the outside and stay patient, Crawford said. A couple key moments, we were able to get the puck outside off the zone.ddddddddddddf the Stars could have scored to tie the game, they still would have had a power play in overtime, because the Blackhawks Marcus Kruger had been assessed a double minor for high sticking.Its always been a strength of our team, blocking shots, killing penalties, Kane said.Niemi made 29 saves.Ritchie tied the score when he skated into the slot, took a pass from Antoine Roussel and put in a wrist shot off Crawfords left arm.Less than 3 minutes later, Stephen Johns sent a shot from the right point. There followed a scramble with three players from each team around Crawford. Rookie Gemel Smith poked at the puck, which went in off McKenzies right skate.Hartman ended a 32-second flurry of four good chances for Chicago by driving a slap shot from the right faceoff circle past Niemi to tie the game at 2.Game notes The Blackhawks activated LW Andrew Desjardins from injured reserve on Saturday, but he was inactive. He has not played this season because of a foot injury, but is expected to play at home on Sunday against Dallas. D Trevor van Riemsdyk (right arm injury) went on IR. ... Kane had the games only power-play goal. The Blackhawks were 1 for 6, and the Stars 0 for 3. ... Panik entered the game leading the NHL by scoring on 46 percent of his shots on goal. ... McKenzie scored his first goal of the season. Two of his six career goals have come against Chicago. Smith received his first assist in his sixth NHL game. ... Dallas Jason Spezza (lower-body injury) didnt play after he was hurt on a second-period power play. He isnt expected to play on Sunday. 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CLEVELAND -- As the days in September dwindle, the Kansas City Royals understand that this October will be very different for them.Their playoff hopes hanging by a thread, the Royals were beaten 5-2 on Thursday night by the Cleveland Indians, who swept the three-game series and pushed the defending World Series champions nearer to elimination.Dylan Gee (7-9) gave up a three-run homer to Carlos Santana in the sixth inning as the Indians moved closer to their first AL Central title since 2007. Kansas City was eliminated from the division race on Wednesday and began the night trailing six teams in the wild-card race.Youre not going to live a charmed life forever, and we did last year by not really suffering any major injuries, manager Ned Yost said. This year we did.With the loss, the Royals went 1-9 in Cleveland this season.Alcides Escobar hit a two-run homer for Kansas City (77-76), which cant afford many more losses to have any chance of returning to the playoffs.At this point, finishing above .500 is a more attainable goal.Gee hit Jason Kipnis to start the sixth and Francisco Lindor walked. One out later, Santana drove his 34th homer into the right-field seats. After he crossed home plate, Santana pointed at NBA free agent swingman J.R. Smith, who helped the Cavaliers win the NBA title this year and end Clevelands 52-year championship drought.It wasnt an awful pitch, he made the adjustment and got enough of it to get it out, Gee said. Hitting a guy and walking a guy makes it tough to pitch.Santana went 7 for 12 with five RBI in the Indians series sweep.Its been that kind of year for the Royals, who have endured a number of injuries to key players. Catcher Salvador Perez, third baseman Mike Moustakas, outfielders Alex Gordon and Lorenzo Cain, and closer Wade Davis all missed extended time.Ive been very proud of the way this team continues to battle through all adversity, Yost said. They dont quit. Theyre every bit into these games as they were at this time last year. Thats a good trait to have.Royals left-hander Jason Vargas made just his second start since coming back from Tommy John surgery last year. He allowed a homer to Kipnis and an RBI double to Santana in the first and went four innings.Im just happy to go out there and be healthy and not have any issues when I come out of the game, said Vargas.With Cleveland starters Carlos Carrasco and Danny Salazar dealing with injuries and likely out for the playoffs, Mike Clevinger could hold a pivotal role for the Indians in October. The rookie showed poise in working out of potential trouble as the Royals put the leadoff man on in three straight innings.It was a solid postseason audition for Clevinger, who allowed four hits in five innings before giving way to Clevelands solid bullpen.The Indians jumped on Vargas for two runs in the first.Kipnis made it 1-0 with his 23rd homer. Once he was back in the dugout, the second baseman was carried through a lineup of welcoming teammates by catcher Chris Gimenez and outfielder Lonnie Chisenhall, a celebratory ride that has become a staple this season.NO SURPRISERoyals designated hitter Kendrys Morales is finishing the season strong after struggling the first two months. Morales leads the majors with 26 RBI in September and has hit 29 homers, the second-highest total of his career.You knew it would be a matter of time until he turned it around, Yost said. Theres too much talent not to. You dont see him losing his skills. He was going through a tough period.Escobars shot to center tied it 2-2 in the second. It was Escobars sixth homer in his last 149 at-bats, quite a power surge for the shortstop who had homered just once in his previous 600 at-bats.TRAINERS ROOMRoyals: OF Lorenzo Cain (inflammation in left wrist) hasnt played since Sept. 9 and could miss the rest of the season.UP NEXTRoyals: LHP Danny Duffy (12-2) will match a career high by making his 25th start this season as Kansas City begins a three-game set in Detroit. With a win, Duffy will have the most wins by a Royals left-hander since Charlie Leibrandt won 13 in 1988. Nike Shox Nz Mens Black . -- Derrick Rose shook off poor shooting early to hit clutch shots late and Carlos Boozer had 20 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Chicago Bulls to a 104-95 preseason victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday night. Nike Shox r4 For Sale . 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A highlight of any Hall of Fame ceremony, like the one Friday at the Fasig-Tipton Pavilion in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., is the introduction of past Hall of Famers who have managed to unearth their dark blue Hall of Fame blazers and show up for a deserving round of applause.There is something reassuring in the informal recognition of such living legends, setting the stage as they do for the individuals about to join them in the Hall. Tradition sometimes can be distracting and continuity overrated, but in this case, it does the heart and soul good to know that certain bars have been set at their lofty heights for many years, and will be for years to come.The Hall of Famers called forward on Friday included jockeys Eddie Maple, Chris McCarron, John Velazquez, Jose Santos, Angel Cordero, Jorge Velasquez, Manny Ycaza, Braulio Baeza, and Walter Blum. The Thoroughbred trainers on hand were Bill Mott, Carl Nafzger, D. Wayne Lukas, Nick Zito, Shug McGaughey, and Jonathan Sheppard. The steeplechase wing was represented by not only Sheppard, who bestrides both worlds, but also Janet Elliot and Jerry Fishback. Their records are public, and imposing.The arc of the Hall of Fame began in 1955 with the induction of nine horses, 12 jockeys, and six trainers. None of them were Man o War, Eddie Arcaro, or Sunny Jim Fitzsimmons, which should give you a pretty good idea of how deep the Hall of Fame founders dove to stock the freshman class.Over the decades, the rules for induction have changed, sometimes even for the better. At the end of the day, though, the right people and the right horses seem to end up in the Hall of Fame, no matter how long it takes.It is a good thing that Hall of Famers are still striding around the game, in whatever capacities, and the demographics of the Class of 2016 offer the prospect of more of the same. Steve Asmussen is 50, Ramon Dominguez is 39, Zenyatta is 12, and Rachel Alexandra is 10. Long may they hang around.On that score, here are the Hall of Famers who have been around the longest:Well split the honor among trainers. Jack Van Berg was inducted in 1985 at the tender age of 49 and gets to tell folks hes been in the Hall of Fame longer than any other trainer, even Ron McAnally, who joined the Hall in 1990. At 84, though, McAnally is the oldest living trainer in the Hall, and for those who just tuned in, McAnally trained Donut King to win the 1961 Champagne Stakes and Quick Casablanca to win the 2016 San Juan Capistrano. Some guys never give up.Claiborne Farm was very much in the Hall of Fame spotlight on Friday with the induction of Arthur Bulll Hancock Jr.ddddddddddddand William Woodward Sr. as Pillars of the Turf. Hancock developed Claiborne into a world-class breeding establishment, and the Woodward family was deeply involved.It is fitting, then, that the oldest living female racehorse in the Hall of Fame is Inside Information, the champion older mare of 1995 and a hale and happy 25 living in a pasture with other retired mares at Claiborne Farm. Racing for Ogden Mills Phipps, Inside Information is a granddaughter of Damascus, who carried the Woodward colors through the Bancroft branch of the family and was Horse of the Year in 1967. Damascus is buried at Claiborne Farm.Zenyatta lives at Lanes End Farm. So does A.P. Indy, who is 27 and ranks as the oldest living male Hall of Famer. A.P. Indy was retired from stallion duties last year. With champions like Mineshaft, Bernardini, and Honor Code at stud, plus daughters such as Rags to Riches, Secret Status, Dreaming of Julia, and Got Lucky, chances are his legacy is set for decades to come.It was great to see Walter Blum, 81, introduced with his contemporaries Manny Ycaza, 78, and Braulio Baeza, 76, at the ceremony. They all take a backseat, however, to Sam Boulmetis Sr., who was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1973 alongside Bold Ruler, Hollie Hughes, and Fred Burlew. Boulmetis is 89.I was with Sam just last Sunday at a family gathering, said Tony Black, whose mother, Margie, is Sams sister. Hes doing fine.Black, 65, has never officially retired but has not ridden a race for several months. Blacks record of 5,208 winners dwarfs Boulmetiss total of 2,783. Then again, Boulmetis rode only until age 39 before retiring to become a racing official.The Boulmetis record is replete with quality stakes wins, including the Washington, D.C., International, the Beldame, the Widener, the Brooklyn Handicap, the Laurel Futurity, and three runnings of the Monmouth Handicap on his home turf.We must have visited for three or four hours, Black said. He had a stellar career, and it wasnt really plagued with injuries. A broken leg might have been the worst he had. He was in good shape physically when he got out, and he told me he never missed getting on horses. He had a new career to go into as an official, and thats how he wanted to stay in the game and make a contribution.He was a hard ass, but he had a real respect level among jockeys, and he was truly professional, Black added. We could use a few more like him in the stewards stand today. 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