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Grinding Gear Games should now launch the next Path of Exile Blight (3.8.0) alliance. The plan is to start in early September, and it will bring a series of updates.

The mix of genres may seem surprising, but the right question is that the intrusion mission requires the establishment of a defensive turret to stop the waves of contaminated monsters that will automatically advance and attack everything in their path. Therefore, it is necessary to use the weaknesses of terrain and biology to select, place, and develop buildings that can be refrigerated, shocked, stunned, burned, or beautified — Key: The bonus box for each access point. In the final phase, infected cards contain "huge" attacks, and dozens of visits to infected monsters will provide the best rewards for the league. Players can also collect a total of 12 oils to combine rings or amulets with 18 divination cards and 16 unpublished POE Currency Buy, while 24 unique POE Items will rebalance.

The developer will also adjust the master's mission: when you encounter them, there is no need to execute them. "You have completed a lot of tasks by completing the card. You can do this by talking to your master in Den. You can accumulate countless jobs, and you can complete the job anytime, anywhere on the card of your choice. "Grinding Gear Games said.

Finally, please be aware of the arrival of three prototype redesigns, namely Necromancer, Assassin Poison, and Destroyer Mine. All info is available on the state website with the Alliance as well as in the video below. For those who play basic games, the content on the Legion Alliance is going to integrate while using Alliance's integrated boss war. Regardless of the character, the completion of the task amongst gamers can be achieved using Chaos Orb.

Path of Exile: Blight will be released on the PC on the evening of September 6 and will release on Xbox One and PS4 on September 9. Recall that the grinding gear game has been working on 4.0.0 as a "super expansion" that will be launched in November next year and currently released in 2020.
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Following the release of the Yeezy 350 V3, the high-profile version of Yeezy 500 High also appeared on the network for the first time, with the exact release date! The overall shape continues with the familiar vintage look of the Yeezy 500. The black body is still constructed from fluffy leather and lychee leather. Adidas Yeezy 500 High Slate removes the high upper, the other big difference is the original low-cut version of the upper breathable mesh, this time changed to dark blue neoprene, the pursuit of breathable friends may be disappointed! The midsole continues the Yeezy 500's imitation foot shape and embeds adiPRENE ten cushioning technology, which is no different from the low-end version. The overall feeling is closer to the shape of the military boots that the grandfather favors, and the performance on the foot is quite capable and tough!

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SAO PAULO -- The last time Brazil played a major soccer tournament at home, Neymar was stretchered off the field and then missed an embarrassing loss against Germany in the 2014 World Cup semifinals. Josh Bell Pirates Jersey .Two years later, the Barcelona star looks to rebound from that disappointment at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.Although the Olympic soccer tournament doesnt have the same importance of a World Cup, the Rio Games have a special meaning for the Brazilian striker. Neymar will be one of the games biggest stars and will carry the responsibility of leading the five-time world champions to their first soccer gold medal.Its a unique opportunity, he said. Not only for me, but for everyone on the team. We know how important this medal is.All eyes will be on the 24-year-old striker, who opted to play in the Olympics instead of the Copa America earlier this year. Brazil was eliminated in the group stage of that tournament, a result that prompted the firing of coach Dunga.Because its not an official FIFA tournament, teams are not required to release players for the Olympic tournament, but Neymar and the Brazilian soccer confederation negotiated with Barcelona so he could play in Rio.I know that this gold medal has eluded Brazil so far, and we will do everything to try to win it, Neymar told Brazilian television recently. Its rare that a country like Brazil, considered the land of football, still hasnt won this gold.It will be the second time Neymar will play for Brazil at the Olympics. He led the team that lost the 2012 final to Mexico in London, where the Brazilians were the heavy favorites. Brazil was runner-up twice before, in 1984 and 1988. It also won the bronze in 1996 and 2008, the last time with a squad that featured Ronaldinho and future stars like Marcelo and Thiago Silva.Neymar is special, one of the best players in the world, said Rogerio Micale, who replaced Dunga as coach of the Olympic team. Any team can benefit from a player like him. He will mean a lot to us. I think that he will be able to lead the youngsters in the squad.Neymar will be one of the three over-23 players each nation is allowed to add to its roster. The other two are 38-year-old Palmeiras goalkeeper Fernando Prass and 28-year-old Beijing Guoan midfielder Renato Augusto, who have far less international experience than Neymar.No other player will attract as much attention -- from fans, media and opposing teams -- as Neymar.Im honored to be in this team, because I know how difficult it is to win an Olympic medal in any sport, he said. With football its even more difficult because if you are not the champion, people see it differently.Neymar is facing extra pressure after Dunga was fired for the second time from the national team. Without the experienced coach by his side, Neymar will carry the fate of the team, and the striker can become a national hero if he wins the gold, or join a long list of stars -- Romario, Rivaldo, Ronaldo, Ronaldinho, among others -- who have failed in the pursuit of the gold.I never run away from the responsibility. Im used to it, Neymar said. We have another great opportunity to win an Olympic medal, and hopefully this time it will be the gold.Neymar also had a prominent role at the World Cup in Brazil two years ago, when he played up to expectations until breaking a bone in his back in the quarterfinals against Colombia and missing the rest of the tournament. Brazil eventually was eliminated after an embarrassing 7-1 loss to Germany in the semifinals.I dont compare tournaments. I just like winning every tournament that I play, Neymar said. All of them are important for me. Each has its own history, its own characteristic, but they are all important.Brazil had a favorable draw and will face South Africa, Iraq and Denmark in Group A, making its debut Aug. 4 against South Africa in Brasilia. In the quarterfinals, the hosts could face Colombia or Nigeria, two youth powerhouses.The final will be played Aug. 20 at Maracana Stadium in Rio.---Tales Azzoni on Twitter: http://twitter.com/tazzoni. His work can be found at http://bigstory.ap.org/content/tales-azzoni Erik Gonzalez Jersey . -- Charlie Graham stopped 67 shots as the Belleville Bulls edged the visiting Guelph Storm 6-5 on Saturday in Ontario Hockey League action. Kent Tekulve Jersey . He said Tuesday thats a big reason why he is now the new coach of the Tennessee Titans. Whisenhunt said he hit it off quickly with Ruston Webster when interviewing for the job Friday night. http://www.pittsburghpiratesprostore.us/Jung-ho-Kang-pirates-jersey/ . Thats about all he can do right now, so hes trying not to think about when he might be able to play again for the Los Angeles Lakers. RIO DE JANEIRO -- The young athlete, now competing at the Rio Games, always considered herself to be a girl just like the others, a girl who loved to run. Then the governing body of track and field told her she was different, so different that her track career could be over.Marked confidential and signed best sporting regards, the letter outlined a choice for the athlete: Open herself up to a panel of medical experts who could recommend surgery or chemical treatment to reduce her testosterone levels, or stop competing.She had fallen foul of the International Association of Athletics Federations rules aimed at providing a fair playing field for women by keeping out athletes with high testosterone, a naturally occurring strength-building hormone.Writing to the man who ran track and field in the athletes country, the IAAFs medical director at the time explained that blood and urine tests detected testosterone levels that were abnormally high for a woman. The suspected cause, wrote Dr. Gabriel Dolle, wasnt doping but another hot-button issue in athletics that is likely to flare in this final week of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics: hyperandrogenism.Had the athlete not been a runner, she might never have known of her condition. It was flagged by the IAAFs tests that look for banned drugs. She was stunned and uncomprehending when told that her testosterone pointed to hyperandrogenism, her then-coach told The Associated Press.She couldnt understand. It was shock, the coach said. I said, `Youre not alone. There are others.Thus started a months-long process of medical scrutiny, trips to foreign clinics for batteries of tests, and potentially life-changing choices shrouded in medical secrecy that makes it hard to investigate the IAAFs treatment of hyperandrogenic women.The AP will not name the athlete, the country she is competing for or give details, including racing achievements, that could help identify her. In messages with the AP, she said she is focusing on competition and that her story is personal and private.The unwilling face of this complex and excruciatingly sensitive issue, Caster Semenya, will race in Rio and likely win gold in the 800 meters. Believed to be hyperandrogenic, outed as physiologically different without her consent when she won the world championship 800 in 2009, the South Africans dominance has again pushed to the fore divisive questions about whether allowing women to compete with testosterone levels far above the female norm is fair and whether the hormones attributed performance-enhancing effects are significantly greater than other natural gifts, like height for basketball players or big feet for swimmers.Semenya first races Wednesday. The IAAF letter and the exclusive AP interview with her former coach, who was intimately involved in her eventual decision to agree to testosterone-curbing treatment, shed unprecedented light on the inner workings of the IAAF process that at least 14 women have gone through.It is not publicly known how many hyperandrogenic women are competing in Rio. But a study published in 2014 by Dolle and other medical experts calculated that seven out of 1,000 elite female athletes may be hyperandrogenic, 140 times higher than expected among the general population. Hyperandrogenism is a medical condition which causes a person to produce high levels of hormones and can be caused by differences in sexual development.Having not withstood a legal challenge brought by another female athlete at the Court of Arbitration for Sport, the IAAF regulations are now on hold, suspended by the CAS since July 2015. That means hyperandrogenic women can compete in Rio without having to artificially control their testosterone levels.The CAS case was brought by Dutee Chand, an Indian sprinter who challenged the rules after she was suspended, and who, like Semenya, saw intimate medical details become fodder for public debate.God wanted to bring a change (in the rules) through me, Chand told AP before competing in 100-meter qualifying on Friday. Speaking as fast as she runs, her nails painted red and black studs in her ears, the petite sprinter said she has put her ordeal behind her, is relishing the Olympic experience and longs to meet Usain Bolt.By the time I came to know about my problems, the issue already was out in the open, the 20-year-old said. Everyone supported me. I dont worry about what has happened in the past.The coach who spoke to AP praised Chands resistance against the IAAF rules, saying: Thank goodness that there were courageous people who protested.The AP will not identify the coach to avoid identifying the athlete. As her confidant during the process, the coach was involved in her decision-making, including choosing hormone therapy instead of surgery to lower her testosterone. The IAAF letter says the coach was present during a meeting with a federation representative when a follow-up sample waas taken from the athlete to confirm the diagnosis of hyperandrogenism. Melky Cabrera Jersey. he IAAF letter explaining the medical process facing the athlete was provided to AP by a former federation representative who was involved in the implementation of the hyperandrogenism regulations. The governing body introduced them in 2011 after the furor that followed Semenyas world title in Berlin. There was widespread criticism of track officials handling of her case, including leaking without her consent that she had undergone sex testing. I have been subjected to unwarranted and invasive scrutiny of the most intimate and private details of my being, Semenya subsequently complained.The APs source said the IAAF regulations were ensnaring athletes from developing countries with little education or the financial means to contest the rules, and forcing them to either accept medical treatment or stop competing. The AP is not naming the former federation official because he wasnt authorized to release the letter.During the IAAF process, the athlete could not compete. The coach explained her absence by lying that she was injured.The first IAAF-requested tests to determine the exact nature of her condition required a trip to another nations capital, where she was met by Dolle. That was followed by two trips to a clinic in Nice, France, all paid for by the IAAF, the coach said.The first Nice trip was accompanied but the second, lasting over a week, was not because the IAAF did not want to pay for someone to go with her, said the coach.I didnt want her to go alone. She didnt speak French very well. I was afraid she wouldnt understand, the coach said. I said, `Before you take any medicine, call me. Dont take anything. The doctors say, `Its for her good. And I thought to myself, `Shes fine as she is....They said, `Were doing tests to help you. Maybe they gave her details but she didnt understand. She just knew that they were saying she had to have the tests to come back to track and she accepted because that is what they wanted.After the second Nice trip, subsequent correspondence from Dolle offered the athlete two choices: surgery or medicinal treatment, said the coach. The coach urged her not to go under the surgeons knife, fearing the irreversible effects.I said to her, `We cant take this risk; cut things off that God gave you, the coach said. When things are cut off, its forever. You cant get those parts back.Other athletes consented to surgery. Doctors in Nice reported in 2013 that they operated on four hyperandrogenic women, aged 18 to 21 and from rural or mountainous regions of developing countries, cutting out gonads and partially removing their clitoris. The athletes were told that surgery would most likely dent their athletic performances but allow them to continue competing, the doctors reported. They said the women were allowed to resume competition one year later.The coach feels the rules discriminated against women because there arent equivalent rules for men.It punishes women because there is no law that bans some men because they are more manly than others, the coach said.The coach lamented a lack of detailed information from the IAAF about the surgery or medicinal therapy; youre told just that it is bringing your level down to the level of other women.She said, `Since I love this sport, Ill take the medicine, the coach said.The athlete continued to train while suspended.She was desperate to run. She kept saying, `Im taking the medicine. Why cant I run?The treatment caused weight-gain and the unpleasant side-effect of making the athlete smell awful, sweaty and dirty, even though she stayed clean and wore deodorant and perfume, the coach said. The smell vanished when she came off the treatment, the coach added.The treatment was administered by a doctor in her country who reported back to the IAAF. The treatment did not lead to a huge dip in her running performances.When the IAAF eventually gave the athlete the green light to resume competing, she was delighted, the coach said. But the CAS only suspended the regulations, rather than overturned them entirely, giving the IAAF until July 2017 to produce evidence that high testosterone gives hyperandrogenic women a significant performance advantage.She is free but she is scared that from one day to the next they could stop her from running again, the coach said. Shes in limbo, waiting for something bad to happen. She asks, `Are they going to stop me again? Are they going to make me take more medicine?---John Leicester is an international sports columnist for The Associated Press. Write to him at jleicester(at)ap.org or follow him at http://twitter.com/johnleicester . See his work at http://bigstory.ap.org/content/john-leicester---Ashok Sharma in New Delhi contributed. ' ' '
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ORCHARD PARK, N. Custom Toronto Maple Leafs Jerseys .Y. -- So long as he can practice, LeSean McCoy believes he can play.And that held true Thursday, when the Buffalo Bills running back tested his injured left hamstring in practice before announcing he expects to play at Seattle on Monday night.I felt good. Mentally, I feel great, McCoy said. So Im ready to roll.The practice session was Buffalos first this week, and McCoys first time back on the field since aggravating the injury in a 28-25 loss at Miami on Oct. 23, four days after he was hurt. Though he doesnt regret pushing himself to play against Miami, McCoy noted the lack of practice time leading up to the game contributed to his poor production. He managed just 11 yards on eight carries, plus a 2-yard catch, before being sidelined in the third quarter.Its one thing to watch tape and dissect a team. Its another to actually do that and also prepare for the defense were going to face, McCoy said. I feel a lot better today than in the past.And McCoy dismissed the notion of the benefit he might get in giving his hamstring two more weeks of rest, considering the Bills enter their bye week off after playing the Seahawks.Nah, weve got to win this game, he said. Thats what matters most right now. If I cant go, I cant go. But right now I feel good, and Ive got a lot more days left until the game.The prospect of getting their top offensive threat back is good news for the Bills (4-4) in attempting to snap a two-game skid while dealing with a rash of injuries at receiver.Starter Sammy Watkins is out with a left foot injury. No. 2 receiver Robert Woods is playing despite an injury to his left foot. And speedster Marquise Goodwin returned to practice Thursday after missing the past week while being evaluated for a concussion. Brandon Tates status is also uncertain because he is in the NFLs concussion protocol after being hurt in a 41-25 loss to New England on Sunday.The Bills were so desperate for receivers, they lured Percy Harvin out of retirement on Tuesday. Coach Rex Ryan hasnt ruled out Harvin from playing against the Seahawks even though he hasnt played since Buffalos 14-13 win at Tennessee on Oct. 11, 2015.When healthy, McCoy has been Buffalos top offensive threat this season. He leads the team with 598 yards rushing and is tied for fifth in the NFL with seven touchdowns, including one receiving.McCoys impact is particularly notable when comparing the Bills four wins and losses.In four victories, Buffalos rushing attack has combined for 847 yards and eight touchdowns. In four losses, the ground game has totaled 385 yards and six scores.Any time you get one of the best playmakers in the NFL back, thats valuable to the team, center Eric Wood said. But we want him to be healthy, too, so well see how the week shakes out.Quarterback Tyrod Taylor could certainly use some reinforcements. Hes coming off two losses in which he has combined to go 33 of 66 for 404 yards and a touchdown.It definitely brings another dynamic to our offense, Taylor said.Not all the news was promising on the injury front.Starting defensive tackle Marcell Dareus playing status is uncertain because of a groin injury he sustained against New England. Its the latest setback to a player who opened the season serving a four-game suspension for violating the NFLs substance abuse policy, and then missed the next three games with a hamstring injury.Man, if its not one thing, its another, Dareus said.As for the chances of him playing Monday, Dareus said: Its to be determined right now.---AP NFL website: http://pro32.ap.org and http://twitter.com/AP-NFL Johnny Bower Maple Leafs Jersey . -- The Missouri Tigers might not have a roster full of superstars. Frederik Andersen Jersey . Oyama had six birdies and two bogeys at Kintetsu Kashikojima in the event also sanctioned by the Japan LPGA Tour. "I have been having this neck ache thats been affecting my golf recently," Oyama said. http://www.mapleleafsteamstoreonline.com/authentic-john-tavares-maple-leafs-jersey/ . The head of USA Boxing came out swinging Tuesday with an open letter to Tyson -- a former Olympic hopeful himself -- that accuses the former heavyweight champion of trying to poach fighters who might be candidates for the U.Luke Fitzgerald returns from injury for Leinsters Guinness PRO12 semi-final against Ulster on Friday - live on Sky Sports 3 HD from 7.30pm - but Ireland team-mate Rob Kearney misses out. Fitzgerald has recovered from the medial ligament problem suffered during the 30-6 defeat to Ulster on April 30 and takes his place on the wing.However, Kearney has failed to recover from the ankle injury suffered in Leinsters final regular season game against Treviso. Skipper Isa Nacewa switches to full-back with Fitzgerald on the left wing in what are the only changes to the team that started the eight-try mauling of Treviso. Highlights of Ulsters convincing win over Leinster last month Ireland fly-half Johnny Sexton has shaken off shoulder and neck knocks and is partnered by Eoin Reddan at half-back, while Ben Teo plays his last game on Irish soil ahead of his summer move to Worcester.Richardt Strauss continues at hooker after scoring his first league tries in two years against Treviso and is one of seven Ireland internationals named in the forwards. Leinster made it three Heineken Cup triumphs in four years when they defeated Ulster in 2012 Jack Conan could make his first appearance since February after being named on the bench alongside Bordeaux-bound Ian Madigan, who says farewell to the RDS. Garret Sparks Maple Leafs Jersey. Leinsters only defeat in their last four fixtures was against Ulster and Les Kiss has named an unchanged side for the third successive game. Luke Fitzgerald starts on the wing for Leinsters semi-final clash with Ulster Paddy Jackson, who has scored two tries in as many matches, continues to partner Springbok Ruan Pienaar at half-back with Stuart McCloskey and Luke Marshall named in the centre.Craig Gilroy, Andrew Trimble and Jared Payne form a dangerous back three while Ireland openside Chris Henry makes his 150th Ulster appearance.Ulster have won once in their last 12 visits to the RDS, a 22-18 victory in March 2013. Ulster made it four wins in a row as they crushed the Ospreys on the final day of the regular season Leinster: 15 Isa Nacewa (c), 14 Dave Kearney, 13 Garry Ringrose, 12 Ben Teo, 11 Luke Fitzgerald, 10 Johnny Sexton, 9 Eoin Reddan; 1 Jack McGrath, 2 Richardt Strauss, 3 Mike Ross, 4 Devin Toner, 5 Mick Kearney, 6 Rhys Ruddock, 7 Jordi Murphy, 8 Jamie Heaslip.Replacements: 16 Sean Cronin, 17 Peter Dooley, 18 Tadhg Furlong, 19 Ross Molony, 20 Jack Conan, 21 Luke McGrath, 22 Ian Madigan, 23 Zane Kirchner.Ulster: 15 Jared Payne, 14 Andrew Trimble, 13 Luke Marshall, 12 Stuart McCloskey, 11 Craig Gilroy, 10 Paddy Jackson, 9 Ruan Pienaar; 1 Callum Black, 2 Rory Best (c), 3 Ricky Lutton, 4 Pete Browne, 5 Franco van der Merwe, 6 Iain Henderson, 7 Chris Henry, 8 Sean Reidy.Replacements: 16 Rob Herring, 17 Kyle McCall, 18 Andy Warwick, 19 Robbie Diack, 20 Roger Wilson, 21 Paul Marshall, 22 Stuart Olding, 23 Darren Cave.Watch Leinster v Ulster live on Sky Sports 3 HD on Friday from 7.30pm. Catch the match for £6.99 with a NOW TV day pass. 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A roundup of the past weeks notable boxing results from around the world:Saturday at PhiladelphiaDanny Garcia TKO7 Samuel Vargas - Fight recap Welterweight Records: Garcia (33-0, 19 KOs); Vargas (25-3-1, 13 KOs)Rafaels remarks: As expected Garcia, 28, fighting in his hometown for the first time in six years, ran roughshod over the Toronto-based Vargas, 27, of Colombia, in exactly the kind of mismatch everyone expected. Stephan Lichtsteiner Arsenal Jersey . This was a total waste of time, but Garcia, out since winning a vacant welterweight world title against Robert Guerrero in January, took this nontitle bout for one reason, because he said he needed a tune-up fight to get ready for the real fight already scheduled. That will come March 4 in a title unification showdown with Keith Thurman (27-0, 22 KOs), 27, of Clearwater, Florida, who was ringside working as an analyst on the Spike telecast. What Thurman saw was Garcia destroy Vargas, who got knocked down on a right hand in the second round and battered until referee Gary Rosato waved off the fight at 2 minutes, 17 seconds of the seventh round, just as Vargas corner was waving a white towel in surrender. What was more entertaining than the fight was Garcia and Thurman talking trash and going nose to nose after the fight.Jarrett Hurd TKO6 Jo Jo Dan - Full undercard recap Junior middleweight Records: Hurd (19-0, 13 KOs); Dan (35-4, 18 KOs)Rafaels remarks: Hurd, 26, of Accokeek, Maryland, is an exciting prospect who opened a lot of eyes with his impressive 10th-round knockout of then-unbeaten Oscar Molina on CBS on the Keith Thurman-Shawn Porter undercard in June. In his first fight since, Hurd was once again impressive as he manhandled replacement opponent (and much smaller) Dan, a 35-year-old southpaw from Romania who fights out of Montreal. Hurd did damage with an accidental low blow in the third round, but even without that, Dan, coming off a 14-month layoff, had no chance. Hurd imposed his will from the beginning and landed many punishing right hands on the former welterweight world title challenger. When Hurd nearly dropped him with a right hand in the sixth round and continued to fire away, trainer Howard Grant threw in the towel and referee Benjy Esteves Jr. ended the carnage at 1:06.Javier Fortuna W10 Omar Douglas - Full undercard recap Lightweight Scores: 96-93 (twice), 95-94 Records: Fortuna (31-1-1, 22 KOs); Douglas (17-1, 12 KOs)Rafaels remarks: In June, Fortuna, an extremely fast 27-year-old southpaw from the Dominican Republic, lost his secondary junior lightweight belt by upset 11th-round knockout to Jason Sosa in Beijing. Fortuna, who has a rematch clause and is expected to face Sosa next, won his second fight in a row since the upset, as he outpointed Douglas, 25, of Wilmington, Delaware, in a fast-paced fight. There were a lot of fouls and holding, and referee Shawn Clark had his hands full. He doled out several warnings, but Fortuna and Douglas still put on a pretty good show. That said, Fortuna, who got off the deck after a first-round knockdown on a clean left hand to the chin, rightfully got the nod in a very close fight.Saturday at Monte CarloJason Sosa W12 Stephen Smith Retains a junior lightweight title Scores: 117-110, 116-112, 116-111 Records: Sosa (20-1-4, 15 KOs); Smith (24-3, 14 KOs)Rafaels remarks: In by far the best fight of the weekend, Sosa and Smith waged a terrific slugfest that was competitive throughout even if Sosa, 28, of Camden, New Jersey, got the well-deserved nod to retain his secondary belt for the first time following his upset 11th-round knockout of Javier Fortuna to win it in June. This was a very hard-fought fight in which Sosas physical strength and pressure style made the difference. He dropped Smith with a left hand in the second round and opened a bad cut over his right eye just before the end of the third round. The fourth round was a fierce toe-to-toe battle that could be a round of the year honorable mention, after which the ringside doctor took a close look at Smiths damaged eye. It was the second time that Englands Smith, 31, one of the four fighting Smith brothers (along with former junior middleweight titlist Liam, Paul and Callum), came up short in a world title fight. Two fights ago, in April, he dropped a decision to Jose Pedraza.Luis Ortiz W12 Malik Scott - Fight recap Heavyweight Scores: 120-105, 120-106, 119-106 Records: Ortiz (26-0, 22 KOs); Scott (38-3-1, 13 KOs)Rafaels remarks: Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. This was just an absolutely hideous fight and an utter waste of time because Scott did not come to fight, as has been the case for most of his frustrating and forgettable 16-year career. While King Kong -- to many the most avoided man in the heavyweight division -- tried to hunt him down with his powerful left hand, and he did knock him down three times (but not very dynamic knockdowns), all Scott did was run, clinch, flop to the mat, complain about imaginary fouls and try to survive. Scott, 36, of Philadelphia, looked petrified the entire fight, knowing that at any moment a missile from Miamis Ortiz, a 37-year-old southpaw Cuban defector, could end his night. Ortiz, recently stripped of an interim title for ignoring his mandatory defense against Alexander Ustinov, landed nearly as many punches (146) as Scott threw (155) and scored knockdowns in the fourth, fifth and ninth rounds, but even they were not enough to make this fight interesting. Ortiz is due back in action Dec. 10 on the Anthony Joshua-Eric Molina card in Manchester, England, and whatever happens it cant be worse than this.Jamie McDonnell W12 Liborio Solis Retains a bantamweight title Scores: 117-111, 116-112, 115-113 Records: McDonnell (29-2-1, 13 KOs); Solis (25-5-1, 11 KOs)Rafaels remarks: Horrible scoring alert! McDonnell, 30, of England, was lucky to retain his belt for the fifth time thanks to hometown cooking against Solis, 34, a former junior bantamweight world titleholder from Venezuela. This will go down as one of the most controversial decisions of the year, especially given the absurdly wide 117-111 scorecard turned in by Robert Hoyle. Solis looked to have gotten a raw deal. Even Sky Sports, McDonnells U.K. broadcaster, had Solis, despite a 6-inch height disadvantage, winning the fight. McDonnell did land some nice body shots to slow Solis down a bit in the middle of the fight and he hurt him in the ninth round. But Solis, with his nonstop pressure, appeared to have the better of the action, including when he hurt McDonnell with a right hand in the 11th round. Dont count on a rematch. McDonnell, according to Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn, probably will move up in weight.Martin Murray W12 Nuhu Lawal Super middleweight Scores: 117-110 (twice), 116-111 Records: Murray (34-4-1, 16 KOs); Lawal (23-1, 13 KOs)Rafaels remarks: Murray, 34, of England, is 0-2-1 in middleweight world title fights and 0-1 in super middleweight title bouts, and still eyeing that elusive title belt. He was supposed to fight former titleholder Arthur Abraham in a rematch of Abrahams split decision win against him in 2015, but he dropped out with an elbow injury. Then Russian replacement opponent Dmitry Chudinov dropped out about a week before the fight because of a virus and was replaced with Lawal, 34, a native of Nigeria fighting out of Germany. Lawal, really a junior middleweight/middleweight, gave a solid account of himself, but his punches lacked snap and were usually wide against the more compact and skillful Murray, who rocked Lawal in the first round and was never in any danger despite being penalized one point by referee Russell Mora for leading with his head in the 12th round.Saturday at Ciudad Valles, MexicoJose Argumedo TKO3 Jose Antonio Jimenez Retains a strawweight title Records: Argumedo (19-3-1, 11 KOs); Jimenez (17-6-1, 7 KOs)Rafaels remarks: Argumedo, 28, of Mexico, traveled to Japan in December 2015 and won a ninth-round technical decision against Katsunari Takayama to claim a 105-pound world title. Argumedo made his second defense against Jimenez, 33, of Colombia, and took him out impressively to stop his eight-fight unbeaten streak. Argumedo scored two knockdowns in the third round, first with a huge overhand right hand that bounced Jimenez off the ropes before he went down and then moments later when referee Mario Gonzalez credited him with one when he pounded Jimenez into the ropes, which held him up. Jimenez was in rough shape and Argumedo continued to hurt him with right hands until Gonzalez stepped in to wave it off.Saturday at Magdeburg, GermanyRobert Stieglitz W12 Medhi Amar Wins European light heavyweight title Scores: 116-112 (three times) Records: Stieglitz (50-5-1, 29 KOs); Amar (33-5-2, 16 KOs)Rafaels remarks: Germanys Stieglitz, 35, a two-time super middleweight world titleholder, moved up to light heavyweight in 2015 and won his third in a row (since losing a world title fight to rival Arthur Abraham in their fourth meeting) to claim the European title in a steady if unspectacular performance in a relatively low-action fight. Amar, 34, of France, was making his first defense after winning the vacant title in May.Friday at MiamiYunieski Gonzalez TKO1 Maxwell Amponsah Light heavyweight Records: Gonzalez (18-2, 14 KOs); Amponsah (11-3, 10 KOs)Rafaels remarks: In July 2015, Gonzalez burst on the world stage with a tremendous performance against former light heavyweight champion Jean Pascal on HBO, but Gonzalez was robbed in a decision loss. Then Gonzalez, 31, a Cuban defector based in Miami, dropped a majority decision to contender Vyacheslav Shabranskyy. But now Gonzalez has won two fights in a row on the comeback trail, both by first-round knockout, including this blowout of Amponsah, 30, a 2012 Olympian from Ghana fighting out of New York. Amponsah lost his second fight in a row by knockout. Granit Xhaka Jersey . Blackwood, 28, has played the last three seasons in the San Diego Padres system, including the past two summers with Class AA San Antonio of the Texas League. Granit Xhaka Arsenal Jersey . Traditional contenders Brazil, Greece and Turkey drew the other three spots to complete the 24-team field for this summers tournament in Spain, basketball governing body FIBA announced Saturday at its meeting in Barcelona. http://www.footballarsenalstore.com/Women-Matteo-Guendouzi-Arsenal-Fc-Jersey/ . 4 Villanova with a 96-68 drubbing on Monday. Wragge hit 9-of-14 from behind the arc, matching Kyle Korvers school record for 3-pointers in a game set in 2003, as Creighton (16-3, 6-1 Big East broke a conference record with 21 treys in the rout. Adelaide coach Don Pyke insists a trip to Geelong holds no fears for his AFL side despite their less than enviable record.The Crows head into Saturdays clash searching for their first win at Skilled Stadium since 2003, but Pyke says the losing streak cant be put down to the venue.I think the hoodooo is a bit of a myth to be honest . Konstantinos Mavropanos Jersey. .. theyre a strong team, they play really well at home and they have done for a number of years, Pyke said on Wednesday. ' ' '
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OXON HILL, Md. Nike Sf Air Force 1 Uk . -- The Washington Nationals did make a deal with the Chicago White Sox during their hometown winter meetings, after all, only it was for center fielder Adam Eaton, not lefty Chris Sale.The price of Wednesdays swap still was steep: Washington parted with three young pitchers, including top prospect Lucas Giolito, hard-throwing Reynaldo Lopez -- who made the teams postseason roster -- and 2016 first-round draft pick Dane Dunning.Its never easy to let go of your prospects, Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo said. You feel like a proud daddy when they get to the big leagues.The trade came on the last day of the so-called hot stove sessions outside the nations capital, allowing Rizzo to avoid leaving empty-handed after failing in a bid to get Sale, who instead went from the White Sox to the Boston Red Sox.We discussed (Eaton) and several other players with the White Sox for quite a while now. It did gain momentum after the Sale deal was done, Rizzo said. It actually came together fairly quickly over the last couple of days.Washingtons GM also had acknowledged talking with the Pittsburgh Pirates about a deal for center fielder Andrew McCutchen.By putting Eaton in center, the Nationals can move Trea Turner -- runner-up for 2016 NL Rookie of the Year -- back to his natural position, shortstop.Eaton, who turned 28 on Tuesday, has three guaranteed seasons left in a $23.5 million, five-year contract that calls for him to earn $4 million next year, $6 million in 2018 and $8.4 million in 2019. The deal includes a $9.5 million team option for 2020 with a $1.5 million buyout and, if 2020 is exercised, a 2021 team option for $10.5 million with a $1.5 million buyout.Eaton has a .284 career batting average with a .357 on-base percentage and a .414 slugging percentage, with 34 homers and 177 RBI in five seasons in the majors with the White Sox and the Arizona Diamondbacks. He led the AL in triples in two of the past three seasons.Hes a high-energy guy, Rizzo said. Theres an edge to him.Heres the way Nationals manager Dusty Baker described Eaton: The only negative Ive heard is you have to calm him down a little bit, because he goes 100 percent all the time, which is not a bad way to play this game. ... Hes not afraid to get dirty and grimy, greasy, nasty -- do everything there is to beat you.Last season, Eaton hit .284 with 14 homers, 59 RBI and 14 stolen bases, while leading the majors with 18 outfield assists.We see the arrow still going up with him, Rizzo said.As for where Eaton might hit in the lineup -- like Bryce Harper and Daniel Murphy, he bats left-handed -- Baker said: That remains to be seen. We do have options to try to break them up.For the White Sox -- who picked up high-priced third baseman Yoan Moncada, considered by many the top young talent in baseball, along with pitchers Michael Kopech and Victor Diaz, and outfielder Luis Basabe, in the Sale trade -- this represents another big step in a significant overhaul after a 78-84 season and fourth-place finish in the AL Central.The 22-year-old Giolito, a first-round pick in the 2012 amateur draft, made his major league debut in June and went 0-1 with a 6.75 ERA in six starts for Washington.Lopez, also 22, was 5-3 with a 4.91 ERA in 11 games, including six starts, for the Nationals in 2016.The 21-year-old Dunning was the 29th overall pick this year out of the University of Florida.We view all three of them, actually, as having the potential to become front-end-of-the-rotation pitchers, White Sox GM Rick Hahn said. Theres still a fair amount of development with each of them. Air Force 1 Deals Uk . 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LONDON -- European soccers challenge in eradicating match-fixing has been highlighted by a large number of players in Cyprus and Malta telling the world players union that they have been approached to fix games.FIFPro says 40.5 percent of the 235 respondents to its player survey from Cyprus reported being aware of fixing in their league and 18.6 percent said they had been approached to fix a game.FIFPro received responses from 112 players in Malta, with 18.2 percent of players saying they were awware of fixing and 15. Air Force 1 Just Do It White For Sale. 5 percent reporting being approached to fix a match.UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin told The Associated Press last month that match fixing is killing the game, and said we havent done enough to clean up the game.The global survey of players by FIFPAro lacked responses from soccers biggest leagues in England, Spain and Germany or Asia. ' ' '
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MIAMI -- Hassan Whiteside likes when teams challenge him inside. Vladimir Konstantinov Red Wings Jersey .The reigning NBA blocks leader piled up seven to go with 12 points and 17 rebounds and the Miami Heat beat the Milwaukee Bucks 96-73 on Thursday night to end a six-game losing streak.Theres two different types of coaches and teams, Whiteside said. Theres coaches that say, `Hassan Whiteside is down there, dont attack him. And then there are coaches that say, `Hassan Whiteside is down there, lets attack him, God bless those teams. Long live those teams. I need more of those teams.Dion Waiters led Miami with 23 points, and Josh Richardson added 18. The losing streak was the Heats longest since 2008.Its just another game, we cant get too happy about one win, Richardson said. Were glad we won, but weve got to move on to the next game.Point guard Goran Dragic returned for the Heat after missing three games with a sprained left ankle. He had 16 points in 35 minutes.Rusty a little bit, Dragic said. I didnt feel quite fast enough. The first half I struggled a little bit and then I finally got my legs under me a little bit and in the second half I felt great.Giannis Antetokounmpo and Tony Snell each had 14 points for Milwaukee. The Bucks shot 32.9 percent (28 of 85) from the field and have lost four of five.As a team we struggled on the defensive end, Bucks head coach Jason Kidd said. We couldnt guard the ball. We couldnt grab rebounds when we had to. We gave them second opportunities. On the offensive end, we just lost our patience.Richardson hit a corner 3, Whiteside blocked a layup attempt by Antetokounmpo, and Dragic hit a 3 in a flurry of big plays to give Miami an 80-69 lead with 7 minutes left.That was a big sequence for us, Richardson said. Hassan, when he gets blocks like that it energizes everybody and were running I think were a dangerous team.The Heat held on the rest of the way, with a 3 by Waiters making it 88-73 with 3:31 left.Miami outscored Milwaukee 29-11 in the fourth quarter.The Bucks entered the game leading the NBA in points in the paint, averaging 49.8 a game after leading the league a year ago, but were held to 34 and just 10 in the second half.They cover so much ground in particular G.A. and (Jabari) Parker, Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. They really have a way of cutting and attacking, and catching and going into the paint. You have to have guys who are willing to compete, be physical, and do it with technique and discipline. And then when you get beat it helps to have a great eraser back there (with Whiteside).Milwaukee jumped out to a 20-6 lead, which included three impressive dunks by Parker, including taking one around-the-back on a dribble to avoid Richardson, and holding the Heat to 3-for-18 shooting.Miami quickly bounced back as Tyler Johnsons 3 gave the Heat a 30-27 lead and the teams were knotted at 48 at the break.Josh Richardson hit a pair of 3-pointers for the Heat during a 13-4 run in the third quarter to give Miami a 65-54 lead.Miami led 67-62 to start the fourth quarter.Our best basketball was in the second half, Spoelstra said.BUCKS STARS STRUGGLEAntetokounmpo and Parker, who entered the game averaging over 41 points, combined to score 25 on 10-of-35 shooting (28.6 percent).(Whiteside) did a good job of contesting shots, but I go to the basket, and I didnt get nothing the whole game, Parker said. I didnt get no calls.McGRUDER, COACHES RECEIVE RINGSMiamis Rodney McGruder and assistant coaches Dan Craig and Octavio de la Grana received their NBA D-League championship rings for winning the title last season with the Sioux Falls Skyforce, Miamis affiliate.Thats the same rock we got, thats awesome, Spoelstra said in reference to the Heats three championship rings. We all felt that we were a part of it.McGruder, a Kansas State product who went undrafted in 2013, made his NBA debut this season and recently earned his first start.UP NEXTMilwaukee will host Golden State on Saturday. 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NEW YORK -- The image of Beyonce and Jay-Z courtside on the giant US Open video screens drew the expected cheers from the Arthur Ashe Stadium crowd Thursday night.From the competitors on court, there were two reactions.I looked up and was like, Oh s---, Beyonce is watching, 87th-ranked Vania King said.And from Serena Williams, who was the reason the superstar couple was there?Usually when people are there, I try to play better, especially if theyre famous and theyre doing so great at their job, she said. Its like I want to show them that Im good at my job, too -- minus today.As hard as it might be to read Williams changing moods on a tennis court, it is not difficult to distinguish between celebratory and chagrined.And despite her 6-3, 6-3 second-round victory over King, Williams was definitely not thrilled.I just think it should have been a different scoreline for me, Williams said. I feel like I made a lot of errors.A qualifier into the main draw, King fondly remembers Arthur Ashe Court as the place where she sang America the Beautiful before one of Andre Agassis final matches when she was a 17-year-old in 2006. That same year, she came through qualifying and reached the second round.It was a considerably different memory than the only other time she played Williams, taking only one game off the world No. 1 in the second round of the 2014 US Open.I was disappointed I lost [Thursday], but I was happy at least that I got to show a little bit of my game, King said. I felt like last time I played her, I got blown off the court and I was very, very nervous and wasnt able to impose any of my game because I was just overwhelmed by the situation.This time she was overwhelmed only by Williams serve.I felt like if I could get my racket on it, I was doing well, King said.Williams followed a 6-3, 6-3 first-round win over Ekaterina Makarova, rich with carefully placed serves and blazing groundstrokes, with a match Thursday night in which she hit 13 aces and won 83 percent of her first serves while registering a stunning 38-4 advantage in winners.Though Williams reported no residual soreness in the right shoulder that has severely limited her match play this year, averaging 107 mph on her first serves, she had 28 unforced errors to Kings 11.[TThe shoulder] is stable, Williams said. Jimmy Howard Jersey. Ive just got to keep it like that. Its two matches in, and usually you want to be able to play seven matches. Its not even close to the halfway point. I definitely want to keep it as good as it can be.But the owner of the best serve in tennis knows whats most important to her if she is to surpass Steffi Graf for her 23rd career Grand Slam title.[The serve] was the best part of my game today, Williams said. So seeing thats what I did the least [well] coming into this tournament, its a really good sign [that I was] able to serve well and [Ill] hopefully gain momentum with that.With the win, Williams hit still another milestone on her list, tying Martina Navratilova for the most Grand Slam match victories in the Open era at 306.Sometimes I dont even know that Im hitting these milestones, Williams said. But some of them, Im really proud of. Like this ones kind of cool, to win 306. Thats really a cool milestone.Sister Venus Williams, who played earlier in the day on the covered Ashe Stadium court, defeating Julia Goerges 6-2, 6-3, made history of her own this week with a record 72nd Grand Slam main draw appearance.At 36, Venus goals are not unlike her sisters.Im grateful that I can still play the game I want to play right now, Venus said. As an athlete, as a tennis player, thats what you want. ... If you get to the point where you cant do that, thats where you need to start to think, OK, I need to move on.Im not at that point yet, and hopefully Ill be able to play the game I want to play right until the last day that Im done.For Serena, playing the game she wants generally accompanies winning tournaments. Even her opponents seem to expect nothing less.My coach asks me before each tournament, Who do you think is going to win the tournament? And Im like, Well, Im still in the tournament, King said with a laugh. But I always say Serena. I mean, who else can you say? And youre always surprised if she loses.No matter what shape shes in, what condition, shes the best player in the world. ... If my coach asked me [now], I would say Serena. Ive never not picked her. ' ' '
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CLEMSON, S. Anthony Davis Jersey .C. -- Clemson running back Wayne Gallman said he expects to play against Florida State after suffering a concussion against NC State on Oct. 15, though he wont practice in full pads before Thursday.Im fine, Im ready to play, he said Monday.Gallman went through a concussion protocol during Clemsons bye last week, and while he said he did not experience headaches and does not believe he suffered a concussion, the school had diagnosed him as concussed.Clemson offensive coordinator Tony Elliott was a bit less certain on Gallmans availability.He looks fine and were hopeful, Elliott said.Gallman was knocked unconscious by NC State safety Dravious Wright after catching a pass in the first quarter of the Tigers win two weeks ago, and he said he doesnt remember anything after that until he returned to the training room nearly 20 minutes later. Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said Gallman had argued with trainers that he wanted to stay in the game at the time of the injury, but Gallman said he has no recollection of that.I just remember catching the ball, making the move, going north and after that, I dont remember anything at all until I got back to the training room, Gallman said. It was like I went to sleep and woke up in the training room. I saw a video of myself walking and I dont even remember that.Gallman returned to the sideline in street clothes for the second half of the game, and as Clemsons chances for winning appeared on life support following two red-zone turnovers, he begged Swinney to let him back into the game.A little revenge might also have been on Gallmans mind, too. He said hes seen replays of the hit, which does appear to show some helmet-to-helmet contact, and believes Wrights hit was intentionally dirty.You saw him lead with his head, Gallman said. I wanted somebody to hurt him that was in the game if they could. I wasnt able to be in.Gallman said it was his understanding that Clemson turned the tape into the league for review and the ACC ruled the hit was not targeting. Wright was not penalized for the hit at the time of the play.Gallman set Clemsons single-season rushing record last year and is the teams leading rusher so far this season. After he left the game against NC State, his replacements -- C.J. Fuller, Adam Choice and Tyshon Dye -- rushed 22 times for 67 yards and coughed up a fumble near NC States goal line.Elliott says Fuller will start if Gallman is unavailable.Shaquille ONeal Jersey . The third-ranked Ivanovic, who won the event in 2008 and 10, served five aces and broke Wickmayer, also a former winner in 2009, five times. "The result looked easier than it really was," Ivanovic said. Rajon Rondo Lakers Jersey . The CFLs leading rusher kept adding to his gaudy numbers this season and scored the winning touchdown with just over two minutes to play. The New Westminster, B.C., native plowed three yards into the end zone for the last score of a heated, see-saw battle between the two teams with the best records in the CFL. http://www.lakersteamofficial.com/Dennis-Rodman-Lakers-Jersey/ . The 18-year-old American had five birdies in her bogey-free round for a 17-under total of 196. Lee held the overnight lead but mixed three birdies with two bogeys for a 70. TAMPA, Fla. -- Mike Evans has reversed course on his decision to protest the national anthem as long as Donald Trump is president-elect and will stand with his Tampa Bay Buccaneers teammates, opting to find what he calls more effective ways to communicate his message.In a statement released Tuesday to ESPNs Josina Anderson and the Tampa Bay Times, Evans apologized to the military and anyone else offended by his actions Sunday, when he sat during the national anthem before the Buccaneers game against the Chicago Bears.I want to start by apologizing to all the U.S. military members, their families, and the fans who I offended by my actions on Sunday, Evans said in the statement. It was never my intention as I have tremendous respect for the men and women who serve our country.I have very strong emotions regarding some of the many issues that exist in our society today. I chose to sit as an expression of my frustration towards this years election. It was very personal for me, as it was for so many Americans.With that being said, I will not sit again during the National Anthem because I want to focus my efforts on finding more effective ways to communicate my message and bring about change by supporting organizations and movements that fight for equal rights for minorities.This Sunday, I wwill be back to standing with my teammates. Derek Fisher Lakers Jersey. sked to clarify Evans definition of the word minorities, the receivers agent, Deryk Gilmore, said it includes people of color, women, LGBT ...?Evans protested the anthem during the Bucs annual Salute to Service game that honors active-duty and reserve military, retired and veteran service members. The star wide receiver also posted in an Instagram comment last week that he did not vote in the Nov. 8 presidential election.Buccaneers coach Dirk Koetter said Monday that he was disappointed with Evans decision to sit because of what the anthem stands for.Yeah, Im disappointed for that, said Koetter, who has had his team practice lining up for the national anthem before. I also respect Mikes freedom of speech and freedom of expression.Evans previously has said that he meant no disrespect to the military. Tampa is home to MacDill Air Force Base and 12,000 active service members.I dont want to disrespect the veterans or anything, Evans said Sunday. The men and women that served this country -- Im forever indebted to them. But the things that have been going on in America lately, Im not going to stand for that. ' ' '
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Golf could be the next sport on Jarryd Haynes list of dreams, with the Gold Coast fullback set to play in a pro-am event in Fiji in October. Mike Hoffman Jersey .But this time NRL fans can likely rest easy as the code-hopper isnt believed to be considering a future in the sport - hes just playing as a VIP guest ahead of the Fiji International, as part of an ambassadorial role on October 5.The NRL-turned-NFL-turned-rugby-sevens-turned-NRL star will play alongside PGA Tour winner Steven Bowditch to help raise money for the Cyclone Winston recovery efforts, after more than 40 people were killed by the wild weather in the country earlier this year.I love Fiji and I love sport so to be able to come back and witness Fijis largest sporting event is a great way to spend some time, Hayne said.Playing with a two-time PGA Tour winner is an incredible opportunity that doesnt come around very often.I hope that a golf fan out there sees playing with Bowdo and I as a unique experience and that we generate a large donation for the Winston recovery efforts.Bowditch will be joined by the likes of three-time major champion Vijay Singh, Australian Robert Allenby and world No.23 Brandt Snedeker at the Fiji International, which begins the next day,However, PGA Tour of Australiasia chief executive Brian Thorburn said Hayne would be one of the biggest drawcards at the Natadola Bay Championship Golf Course.Jarryd has proven he is a world-class athlete in so many sports and has a global fan base, Thorburn said.His support of the Fiji International will further assist the Fiji International in reaching all sports fans, not just golf fans. Aleksander Barkov Jersey . 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Baltimore is in the mix for the AFC North title on the strength of a defense that has limited the opposition to an NFL-low 73.8 yards rushing per game. Tom Brady has 2,470 yards passing, 19 TDs and one INT for a 113.1 passer rating in the eight games he has played.---STARSPassing- Matt Ryan, Falcons, passed for 237 yards and three touchdowns in a 42-14 victory over Los Angeles.- Aaron Rodgers, Packers, completed 18 of 23 passes for 246 yards and three touchdowns in Green Bays 38-10 win against Seattle.- Sam Bradford, Vikings, completed 24 of 34 passes for 292 yards and a touchdown in a 25-16 win at Jacksonville. He wasnt sacked and scrambled four times for 17 yards, and his 3-yard TD toss to Kyle Rudolph with 2:13 remaining sealed the victory.- Trevor Siemian, Broncos, threw for 354 yards and a touchdown on 35-of-51 passing in Denvers 13-10 loss at Tennessee.- Carson Wentz, Eagles, was 32 of 46 for 314 yards with a touchdown and an interception in Philadelphias 27-22 loss to Washington.- Ryan Tannehill, Dolphins, went 15 for 20 for 195 yards and three touchdowns before leaving Miamis 26-23 win over Arizona with what the team fears is a torn ACL.---Rushing- LeVeon Bell, Steelers, ran for a franchise-record 236 yards and had three touchdowns on 38 carries in Pittsburghs 27-20 win at Buffalo. He also had 62 yards receiving to account for 298 of the 460 yards gained by Pittsburgh.- Bilal Powell, Jets, ran for 145 yards, including the game-ending 19-yard touchdown in overtime, and had a career-high 179 yards from scrimmage in New Yorks 23-17 win over San Francisco.- Carlos Hyde, 49ers, rushed for a career-high 193 yards on only 17 attempts and caught a TD pass in San Franciscos 23-17 overtime loss to the New York Jets.- Isaiah Crowell, Browns, had 113 yards rushing on just 10 carries in Clevelands 23-10 loss to Cincinnati.- Jeremy Hill, Bengals, rushed for 111 yards and a TD on 25 carries in Cincinnatis 23-10 victory at Cleveland.- Lamar Miller, Texans, ran 21 times for 107 yards and scored on a 2-yard run late in the first half of Houstons 22-17 win over Indianapolis.- Ezekiel Elliott, Cowboys, had 107 yards rushing on 24 carries in Dallas 10-7 loss to the New York Giants.---Receiving- Emmanuel Sanders and Demaryius Thomas, Broncos. 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Dallas (11-2) hadnt lost since the season opener against the Giants (9-4), who solidified their position in the NFC playoff chase as the top-wild card team. ... Denver, which leads the NFL in three-and-outs, snapped an 0-for-17 drought on third-down conversions late in the third quarter of a 13-10 loss at Tennessee when Trevor Siemian found Demaryius Thomas on third-and-14 with a 15-yard pass. ... San Francisco (1-12) led the New York Jets 17-3 at halftime, but fell flat after that and lost a franchise-worst 12th straight game. The 49ers also had just 17 yards passing after halftime -- its fewest in 11 years. ... New Orleans Drew Brees failed to throw for a touchdown for the second straight week, the first time hes done that in consecutive games since 2009. ... Tampa Bay has won five straight for the first time since 2002 , the season the Buccaneers (8-5) went on to win their only Super Bowl. The surge has them in contention for their first playoff berth since 2007. ... Tampa Bays Jameis Winston was 16 of 26 with no touchdowns or interceptions in the Bucs 16-11 win over New Orleans. He had thrown for at least one TD in 28 consecutive games to begin his career. ... Atlantas Matt Ryan surpassed 4,000 yards passing for the sixth consecutive season, tying Peyton Manning for the second-longest such streak in NFL history. Brees reached 4,000 for his league-record 11th straight season.---MILESTONESIndianapolis Frank Gore finished with 74 yards from scrimmage in the Colts 22-17 loss to Houston to move past Terrell Owens (16,185) for No. 11 on the NFLs list. ... Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri scored five points, ending the day with 104 to extend his NFL record to 19 100-point seasons. ... Houston linebacker Brian Cushing had six tackles against Indianapolis, giving him 639 in his career -- breaking DeMeco Ryans franchise record (636). ... Anquan Boldins 16-yard TD catch with 19 seconds left in the first half was the 1,063rd reception of his career, moving him past Andre Johnson for 10th place on the NFFLs career list. Vincent Trocheck Jersey. ... Brandon Marshall finished the Jets 23-17 overtime win at San Francisco with 33 yards receiving on three receptions, bringing his career receiving total to 12,017 yards to become the 25th wide receiver in the NFL history to amass 12,000 or more. Hes also the eighth wide receiver in NFL history to accomplish the feat in 165 or fewer games. ... Aaron Rodgers threw two touchdown passes to Jordy Nelson, giving the duo 57 TD passes overall, which ties Brett Favre and Antonio Freeman for the most touchdown passes from a quarterback to a receiver in Packers history.---STILL WINLESSRobert Griffin III returned from injury and played for the first time in three months, but didnt stop Cleveland from falling closer to a 0-16 finish as the Cincinnati Bengals built a big early lead and held off the winless Browns 23-10 on Sunday in the snow. The Browns (0-13) lost their 16th straight, going back to Dec. 13 last season. Cleveland has lost 23 of 24 and 31 of 34 since the end of 2014. The Browns have three games left to avoid joining the 2008 Detroit Lions as the NFLs only 0-16 teams. Cleveland is also the seventh team since 1962 to start 0-13, joining the `08 Lions, 1980 Saints, 1976 Buccaneers, 2011 Colts, 2007 Dolphins and 1962 Raiders.---COMEBACK CATSMatthew Staffords go-ahead, 7-yard touchdown with 3:17 left made up for his two interceptions in the fourth quarter, one that was returned for a score, and helped the Detroit Lions beat the Chicago Bears 20-17. The Lions became the first team in NFL history to have eight comeback wins from fourth-quarter deficits in a season, according to information provided by the team from the Elias Sports Bureau.---DUBIOUS MARKLos Angeles Jeff Fisher, who received a two-year contract extension, tied Dan Reeves NFL record with his 165th career coaching loss when the Rams got routed by Atlanta 42-14.---ZIMMER RETURNSMinnesota coach Mike Zimmer returned after a one-game absence and was on the sideline for the Vikings 25-16 win at Jacksonville. Zimmer missed last weeks game against Dallas because of a detached retina and was unsure earlier in the week whether he would be on the field or in an upstairs box. Zimmer, who needed a doctors clearance to fly to Jacksonville, was wearing a patch over his right eye. He also had protective glasses on beforehand, but ditched those when the game started.---BELL TOLLSPittsburghs LeVeon Bell scored three times and gained a franchise-record 236 yards rushing in a 27-20 win over the Buffalo Bills in the snow. Bell also had 62 yards receiving to account for 298 of the 460 yards gained by Pittsburgh. It was the second three-TD game of his career, and first in which he scored three times rushing. Bell broke the franchise rushing record set by Willie Parker, who had 223 yards against Cleveland on Dec. 7, 2006. Bell is also the second player in NFL history with at least 225 rushing yards, three rushing touchdowns and 50 receiving yards in a single game, joining Jim Brown (Nov. 19, 1961).---LOTS OF MISTAKESFrequent heavy rain resulted in a sloppy game, including four turnovers by Arizona -- all in the first 20 minutes -- and three by Miami in the Dolphins 26-23 win at home. The Dolphins overcame 14 penalties for 118 yards, and Arizona had seven for 54. In addition, the Cardinals Chandler Catanzaro missed a field-goal attempt and two extra points, with one blocked PAT returned for a 2-point conversion.---OH, SNAP!Philadelphia lost long snapper Jon Dorenbos to a right wrist injury, and then backup Brent Celek made a poor snap on a 50-yard field goal attempt and suffered a stinger, leaving Trey Burton to handle the tough task in the Eagles 27-22 loss to Washington. After the offense lined up to go for fourth-and-1, quarterback Carson Wentz called a timeout. Burton practiced a couple of snaps on the sideline along with linebacker Mychal Kendricks. Holder Donnie Jones had to reach up to catch Burtons snap and Caleb Sturgis took a stutter-step before kicking the ball through the uprights for a 41-yarder.---BACKWARDS BILLSBuffalo had minus-1 yards through two series in the first quarter of a 27-20 loss to Pittsburgh, becoming the NFLs first team this season to have negative yards through the first 15 minutes. Buffalo didnt get into positive yardage until its first snap of the second quarter, when LeSean McCoy had a 9-yard run.---SUPER SPROLESPhiladelphias Darren Sproles had a 4-yard touchdown catch in the Eagles 27-22 loss to Washington, his 30th touchdown reception. Sproles is the first player in NFL history to have at least 30 receiving TDs (30), 20 rushing TDs (21), a punt-return TD (seven) and a kick-return TD (two).---SIDELINEDSan Diego running back Melvin Gordon was carted off the field in the first quarter of Sundays loss to Carolina after injuring his left hip. Hes expected to undergo an MRI on Monday. The Chargers suffered another significant injury when this years first-round pick Joey Bosa stayed in the locker room at halftime to be evaluated for a neck injury. ... Miami quarterback Ryan Tannehill limped off with a left knee injury in the third quarter, and the Dolphins fear their quarterback tore his ACL. Hell undergo further testing Monday. ... Jets running back Matt Forte left the game with a knee injury and didnt return. Hell have an MRI. Safety Marcus Gilchrist will undergo season-ending surgery for a patella tendon tear. ... San Francisco wide receiver Torrey Smith left with a concussion after his helmet slammed against the turf following an incomplete pass in the third quarter against the Jets.---SPEAKINGWere not going 0-16. Were going to keep fighting to the very end. We still have three more games left. -- Cleveland rookie linebacker Emmanuel Ogbah after the Browns dropped to 0-13 and could join the 2008 Detroit Lions as the NFLs only 0-16 teams.---How much can I appreciate it? About as much as any Steeler fan. Awesome. Awesome. Awesome. Awesome. When youre running the ball as well as you do, might as well stick to it. -- Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger on teammate LeVeon Bell, who ran for a franchise-record 236 yards and had three touchdowns on 38 carries in Pittsburghs 27-20 win at Buffalo.---For more NFL coverage: http://www.pro32.ap.org and http://www.twitter.com/AP-NFL ' ' '
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What is going on with the Los Angeles Sparks? That might be the biggest question in the WNBA heading down the final stretch of the regular season. Greg Gaines Womens Jersey .The Sparks won their first 11 games, dominated throughout the first three months of the season and entered the Olympic break with the best record in the league. But things have changed.Out of nowhere, Los Angeles returned from the Olympic break with back-to-back loses. The Sparks will try to snap out of that funk Thursday when they travel to face the last-place San Antonio Stars.The Stars (6-20) went into the tank shortly after leading scorer Kayla McBride was lost for the season with a foot injury in early July. San Antonio is 1-7 since McBride went down and is coming off of an 89-62 blowout loss to the Connecticut Sun.The Stars rank 12th in points per game and 11th in assists per game. The Sparks held the Stars to 61 points in back-to-back wins in early June and have beaten the Stars in five straight games overall.Los Angeles recent struggles have not impacted the play of forward Nneka Ogwumike, who is among the league leaders in points and rebounds.Turnovers have been a major issue during Los Angeles recent struggles.The Sparks turned the ball over 21 times in Sundays 70-66 loss to Phoenix, which dropped Los Angeles out of first place and into second behind the Minnesota Lynx.Candace Parker had 25 points and 13 rebounds, but the turnovers were too much to overcome for the Sparks. Los Angeles committed 17 turnovers in a loss to Seattle in its first game back after the monthlong Olympic break.Los Angeles brought in reinforcements this week with the signing of veteran forward Sandrine Gruda.Sandrine adds another layer of experience and leadership to our deep roster, Sparks executive vice president and general manager Penny Toler said in a release announcing the acquisition. She was an integral part of our team in 2014 and we look forward to her being able to come in and have an impact through the final regular-season push and into the playoffs. Andrew Whitworth Rams Jersey . The injury bothered Bledsoe in the Suns victory over the Clippers on Monday and he sat out the teams home loss to Memphis on Thursday night. Todd Gurley II Jersey . -- New England Revolution goalkeeper Matt Reis is retiring after a 16-year career to become the goalie coach for the Los Angeles Galaxy. http://www.laramsfootballshops.com/jack-youngblood-jersey/ . "It was nerve-wracking, but we pulled through," said Collaros, who threw four touchdown passes to lead the Toronto Argonauts (8-4) to a 33-27 win over the Calgary Stampeders (9-3) in front of 28,781 fans at McMahon Stadium. RIO DE JANEIRO -- When Lily Zhang, the American table tennis ace, decided she wanted to make her sport a priority, she took a year off from college to devote to practice, including three months playing with pros in Austria. It paid off, landing her on the Olympic team for the second time.But her decision -- leaving behind friends, family and studies at the University of California at Berkeley to put in grueling six-hour-a-day sessions for months -- highlights an unfortunate truth for U.S. table tennis: In the quest to build a team of professionals to challenge powerhouse China, school is the enemy.To succeed in a sport like table tennis that demands obsessive practice but provides little financial support, young athletes often must give up their education, at least temporarily.Many end up eventually choosing college, even if theyre good enough to make the Olympics.It was very hard to balance, Zhang, 20, who lost in the third round in singles and plays in the team event on Friday, said of her freshmen year at Berkeley. I found myself only practicing once every two weeks or even once a month.Zhang, who hunched over a PC after a recent practice session in Rio registering online for classes for her delayed sophomore year, knows that her practice time will plunge again when she returns to school later this month.I definitely cannot play professionally during university, she said. It would be very difficult to play six hours a day.And theres the dilemma.Its natural, though often painful, for young athletes playing under-funded, less popular sports like table tennis to choose college. But it puts the Americans perpetually in the hole against China, Japan and Europe, where table tennis often enjoys government support.The two things in the U.S. are currently not compatible, Massimo Costantini, the U.S. table tennis coach, said of college and high-level table tennis.To be a professional table tennis player, he said, you cant do anything else. But to do so you need support. ... What if we had the same support as other countries?A good example of the quandary table tennis faces in the United States can be seen with Arieel Hsing, a young player who made a run at the London Olympics, losing a hard-fought game in the third round to the eventual gold medalist from China. Darrell Henderson Rams Jersey. But when she started at Princeton, Costantini said, education took over. You cant make a living from table tennis for the rest of your life. Several good players, they suddenly stop because of college. ... I understand, but it is hard. I have regrets for what might have been.Kanak Jha, a 16-year-old American who was the youngest male ever to qualify for table tennis in Olympic history, takes online classes and trains with professionals in Sweden.Table tennis is a sport where you have to play many hours every day to get better, and when youre so focused on school and table tennis it gets really tough mentally and physically, Jha said.Money can be as big a problem as finding practice time.Another young American, Yijun Feng, 19, who, like Jha, lost in the first round in Rio but will play in the team event Friday, took a year off after graduating from high school to practice six hours a day in China.Feng, who will attend the University of Georgia after the Olympics, says he may take time off again after his freshman year to train and hopes to get an equipment sponsorship; in the meantime, he and his parents pay for everything, including expensive equipment and tours that can cost as much as $5,000.Leaving the sport can sometimes bring as much relief as grief.Michael Landers, a promising young table tennis talent who ultimately failed to make the 2012 Olympic team, is shown in the documentary Top Spin weeping after missing his chance for those games. Later, after enrolling at New York University, he described the intense pressure of juggling friends, family, school and table tennis.Everything I felt was just riding on my back. And then just to be finished with that, he said of his tears after the loss. I was really, really happy to just be done with it, even though I was crushed.---Follow Foster Klug at www.twitter.com/apklug ' ' '
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