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GLENDALE, Ariz. Air Jordan 1 Shoes China . -- Now you know why Tom Brady did not seem terribly thrilled this summer with the whole notion of Jimmy Garoppolo, first-string temp. The kid has a lot of talent, a little swagger and the kind of cover boy looks that, you know, a supermodel could fall for.Oh yeah, and hes 15 years younger than the 39-year-old Brady. Deep down, even a four-time Super Bowl champ who will likely go down as the greatest quarterback of all time could feel a little threatened by that.Bill Belichick has already Gronk-spiked the notion that a 4-0 Garoppolo could keep Brady on the bench for Week 5 in Cleveland, so theres no point in harboring any crazy ideas. Only heres the thing: Everyone gets replaced at some point, thanks to human frailty and the indomitable forces of gravity and time. Just as clearly as Ted Williams, Bill Russell, Bobby Orr and Larry Bird were replaced in Boston, Thomas Edward Patrick Brady Jr. is going to be replaced in Foxborough.And Sunday night, Garoppolo offered up the first strong suggestion that he might be the man worthy of the honor. In fact, as a nod to Bradys childhood idol, Joe Montana, Garoppolo showed he just might be the New England Patriots answer to Steve Young.No, Garoppolo doesnt have Youngs athleticism, even if Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians tried warning his team during the week that the new Patriots quarterback had feet like Michael Vick. But Garoppolo, 24, can move around in ways Brady cannot, and the time he bought for himself was critical in this highly improbable 23-21 victory over a home team that was, by Arians admission, obviously not ready to play.More to the point, the Cardinals were not ready to play against this version of Garoppolo, who walked into his first career start facing the worst kind of circumstances. Carson Wentz got the Cleveland Browns at home. Garoppolo? He traveled across the country to face a Super Bowl contender with a fearsome defense, a thundering dome crowd and every reason to believe it would shred a Patriots offense missing the injured Rob Gronkowski and a couple of starters on the offensive line.The Patriots were 9?-point underdogs, the biggest spread against them since they upset the St. Louis Rams in the Super Bowl nearly 15 years ago. I picked New England to go 3-1 without Brady. I thought this would be the 1.And yet Garoppolo was last seen walking out of University of Phoenix Stadium with a self-satisfied smirk on his face and two footballs tucked under his left arm, one a game ball. He took smelling salts before the game (Nothing crazy, it just gets you going, he said), and then it was no Brady, no Gronk, no problem from there.Garoppolo overthrew Chris Hogan on the first play of the rest of his life, and then he calmly led the Patriots on an eight-play, 74-yard drive. He found a wide-open Hogan down the left sideline for a 37-year-old touchdown, following the game plan that instructed him to attack the Arizona rookie corner?Brandon Williams, who had been a running back for most of his college career.Garoppolo?weathered his share of big hits as the night unfolded and backed up Belichicks earlier claims about his physical toughness. In the second quarter, Garoppolo was blasted by a blitzing Tony Jefferson on a second-down incompletion, then he stood tall on the very next play in hitting Hogan for 19 yards.Jimmy made some really gutsy plays, Patriots defensive end?Chris Long said. He has a quiet confidence, and everyone on this team was confident in him.Garoppolo did fumble the ball on a sack, and the Cardinals did recover and later score to cut their deficit to 10-7. But in the fight for that loose ball, Garoppolo angrily rolled over the top of his former teammate, Chandler Jones, and dug an arm underneath the linebacker in a vain attempt to rip away the ball. In other words, even in his worst moment Sunday night, Garoppolo was putting up a fight.He caught his own deflected pass and ran for three yards (lets see Brady do that). He scrambled 10 yards for a first down. He burned Williams again, and he kept denting Arizonas spirit with big third-down plays (the Patriots converted 10 of 16 chances).In the fourth quarter, after the great Larry Fitzgerald did what the great Larry Fitzgerald does -- borrowing an over-the-head catch out of the Willie Mays playbook for his 100th career touchdown -- Garoppolo had to deliver the throw of the night on third-and-15, with the home crowd at full roar. He used his dancers feet, stepped up and fired a pass down the middle just before he got drilled from behind. Danny Amendola made the 32-yard catch, and soon enough Stephen Gostkowski was returning a lead to the Patriots that they wouldnt surrender.Hes incredible, Patriots defensive back?Devin McCourty said of Garoppolo. All game he went out there and made the plays he was supposed to make.We believed in him. There was no doubt in this locker room that Jimmy could go out there and play.The Cardinals had their chance to reduce the visiting quarterbacks performance?to a moral victory, the equivalent of a mortal sin in New England, but they botched the snap and the kick that wouldve done the trick. Belichick wasted precious seconds before finally calling a timeout before Arizonas last-ditch field goal attempt; he explained that when he saw the Cardinals rush onto the field, he figured (incorrectly) that they would rush the kick and allow him to save the timeout for Garoppolo.The scene summoned the memory of Belichicks dramatic timeout gamble the last time his team had played in this building in the Super Bowl 19 months ago, when Belichicks stare down of a frazzled Pete Carroll led to Seattles, well, you know what it led to.When it was over Sunday night, Belichick wanted no part of the canonization of Saint Jimmy, mocking the notion that he cared a lick about Garoppolos play as the news medias lead storyline. His former boss, Bill Parcells, liked to say a certain great player was heading to Canton on roller skates. Belichick wasnt about to lace em up for his kid quarterback.Good, was the coachs assessment of Garoppolos play. Asked to elaborate, Belichick said, Its been good. He made some plays. Its not perfect, but he made a lot of good plays.As it turned out, Garoppolo made enough good plays to complete 24 of 33 passes for 264 yards, and to go punch for punch with an old pro, Carson Palmer. By comparison, a 24-year-old Tom Brady was no comparison in his first NFL start; he went 13-for-23 for 168 yards and no touchdowns in a Week 3 victory over the Colts in 2001.Garoppolo said he was amped up before the game. He didnt need any time to catch up to the speed of his first regular-season game -- and to remain one step ahead of a defense heavily favored to eat him alive.We were confident going into the game, Garoppolo said, and it showed.Hes no longer a quarterback at Eastern Illinois, breaking?Tony Romos records and lighting it up against the?Eastern Kentuckys and Murray States. Garoppolo is officially a big leaguer now. He started acting that way when he called practice a smoother operation after the suspended Brady was banished from the grounds. And when he told WEEI of his possible not-too-distant future as a Patriots starter: Its a crazy league, and anythings possible, really.Just as crazy as it was on Sept. 23, 2001, the first Sunday of pro football after the 9/11 attacks. When Drew Bledsoe, $103 million man, was knocked out by Mo Lewis of the Jets, who could possibly believe that some sixth-round scarecrow could become what he became?Brady grew into a titan so big that the Patriots slapped an outsized banner of him on the Gillette Stadium lighthouse. Now that banner has been taken down, physically and symbolically, to make room for Garoppolos team next Sunday.Brady will be the starting quarterback in October, but he knows this isnt a lifetime job. He watched his idol, Montana, get forced out in San Francisco. If Garoppolo turns out to be New Englands Steve Young, Bradys challenge will be to handle it with more grace than Montana did. Cheap Air Jordan 1 Free Shipping . -- The goal posts lying flat on the field, Arizonas fans lingered on the field, congregating around the locker room entrance nearly 30 minutes after rushing out of the stands. Discount Air Jordan 1 . Hazard cut in from the left and scored with a swerving right-footed shot for ninth goal of the season, which proved to be enough for the victory despite Chelseas forwards again lacking a cutting edge up front. http://www.airjordan1outlet.com/ .com) - The women will also have a new champion at the Australian Open. MONTREAL -- Michel Therrien liked what he saw from the Montreal Canadiens power play. He is still going to keep tinkering with it.Looking to jump start Montreals stalled power play, Therrien shuffled some players around and that was the difference as the Canadiens beat the Philadelphia Flyers 3-1 on Monday night to extend their winning streak to four games.First-place Montreal (5-0-1) remains the only NHL team unbeaten in regulation time.The main change was putting forward Alexander Radulov on the point with Shea Weber on Montreals first power play. That strategy paid dividends in the third period when Brendan Gallagher tipped Radulovs shot from the point past Steve Mason at 13:08 to break a 1-1 tie.We still need to work on it, we need a little more chemistry, Therrien said. It would have been too easy to go back to the old formula, but we wanted to stick with our four forwards and one defenseman, and theyre the ones who won it for us tonight.Therrien felt a change was necessary as the Canadiens came into the game 3 for 21 with the man advantage, 20th in the NHL.The experiment looked to have backfired though as Montreal went 0 for 3 with the man advantage to start the game. But Gallagher needed just four seconds into the teams fourth opportunity of the night to deflect Radulovs shot into the net.They won the faceoff there and Webers set up for a one-timer, so theres that option, said Mason, describing Montreals game-winner. But he gives it right back to Radulov. And he shoots it, and I got a good line on it, but Gallagher got his stick on there and changed the direction in front of me.Radulov finished with an empty-net goal, two assists, five hits, and he drew a penalty in the second period.It was different because I havent played a lot in thatt spot, Radulov said of his position at the point. Air Jordan 1 OG Outlet. But with a partner like Shea Weber its easy. I always try to look to my right to give him the puck because he has a bomb and we have to use that more.Radulov got an assist on Montreals first goal. Weber put Montreal on the board at 5:28 of the second period with his second goal of the season.After good work behind the net by Radulov to get the puck back to the point, Weber fired a slap shot that broke Brayden Schenns stick and deflected into the net.The game was fast and I wanted to be ready, said Radulov, who has five points this season. I dont want to take any shift off. The guys here know what it takes to win.Carey Price made 31 saves in his third consecutive win to start the season.I wish he had the flu again tonight but its not the case, Claude Giroux of the Flyers said of Price. Hes one of the best. We did a lot of good things tonight. They were able to get that power-play goal in the third to get the lead, but as a team we played a really good road game.After Webers goal, the Flyers (2-3-1) tied it in the second period when Jakub Voracek deflected Girouxs shot past Price at 11:47. The goal came just seconds after Price denied Voracek all alone in front of goal.Voracek has three goals in six games this season.Game notes Mason stopped 30 of 32 shots in defeat. . Price played his 450th game with the Canadiens. . This was the first of three meetings between the teams this season. They meet again Nov. 5 in Montreal.UP NEXT:Flyers: play the second of a back-to-back at home against Buffalo on Tuesday.Canadiens: are at the New York Islanders on Wednesday. ' ' '
82 Sri Lankas margin of victory by runs - their biggest win when batting first in ODIs against Australia. Nike Air Max 270 Sale Outlet . Their previous best came in 2003 at the SCG when they won by 79 runs.5 Number of Australia bowlers to take a hat-trick in ODIs before James Faulkner. He is the second Australia bowler to take a hat-trick against Sri Lanka in ODIs. Before him, Daniel Christian did so at the MCG in 2012. Thisara Perera was included among the three wickets on both occasions. In all, there have been 40 hat-tricks in ODIs. Faulkner has taken seven wickets in this series at an average of 11.85 and has struck every 16.2 deliveries. He had taken 4 for 38 in the previous ODI.1 Number of instances when a Sri Lanka spinner has returned better figures than Amila Aponsos 4 for 18 in an ODI against Australia. Sanath Jayasuriya had taken 5 for 28 in an ODI in Galle in 1999. Including Jayasuriyas there have been only four instances when a Sri Lanka bowler has returned better figures in an ODI against Australia.2 Number of instances when a Sri Lanka bowler had returned a better economy from two or more overs in an ODI against Australia than Aponsos economy of 1.92 in this match. Aravinda de Silva bowled ten overs and given away just 16 runs in an ODI at the same venue in 2002. Champaka Ramanayake returned an economy of 1.87 from eight overs in an ODI in Sharjah in 1994. Aponso had been economical on his debut in the previous match as well, conceding only 27 runs from ten overs.1 Number of century stands for the sixth wicket for Sri Lanka in ODIs against Australia before the 103-run partnership between Kusal Perera and Angelo Mathews in this match. Aravinda de Silva and Roshan Mahanama added 115 runs in an ODI at the same venue in 1996.5 Fifties by Kusal Mendis in just nine ODIs. His 69 in this match was his fourth half-century in his last five ODI innings. Mendis has made 364 runs at an average of 40.44.286/9 Sri Lankas highest total in ODIs at home against Australia before this, which had come in an ODI in Hambantota in 2011. Their total of 288 in this match is their fifth highest against Australia in any ODI.25 Overs bowled by Australias spinners in this match; there are only five other instances when they have sent down more overs in any ODI. The most recent one had come earlier this year in Providence when Australias spinners bowled 26 overs in an ODI against South Africa.2 Number of instances of five or more bowlers taking three or more wickets in an ODI before this. There were four three-wicket hauls and one four-for in an ODI between India and New Zealand in Guwahati in 2010. The only other instance had come in an ODI between West Indies and Zimbabwe in 2001 when two bowlers had taken four-wicket hauls and three others had taken three-fors.0 Number of times before this that four or more of Sri Lankas top-seven in the batting order had made 40 or more runs in an ODI innings against Australia. This is also the sixth instance when three or more of Sri Lankas top-seven batsmen have made fifty-plus runs in an ODI against Australia. Air Max 270 Cheap Online . 8 Kansas to a 64-63 win over Texas Tech on Tuesday night. The freshman from Vaughan, Ont. Air Max 270 Clearance Canada .Y. -- Marcell Dareus and the Buffalo Bills defence made life miserable for Super Bowl MVP Joe Flacco. http://www.cheapairmax270canada.com/ . Having already announced that the race will start May 9 with three stages in Northern Ireland and Ireland and finish in Trieste on June 1, the rest of the route was unveiled Monday. ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates -- Next years Formula One championship promises to showcase young driving talent keen to emulate 19-year-old rising star Max Verstappen.Goodbye Felipe Massa, hello Lance Stroll.So long Jenson Button, welcome Stoffel Vandoorne.As 30-somethings Massa and Button leave F1 with more than 550 races between them, they will be replaced by the 18-year-old Stroll and the 24-year-old Vandoorne -- two of the fresh faces on a new-look grid.Stroll is taking Massas seat at Williams, while Vandoorne is replacing Button at McLaren.Others, like Frenchman Esteban Ocon, will be keen to make an impression in the way Verstappen has done.Verstappen, the youngest driver to win an F1 race when he won the Spanish GP in May when still 18, already has seven podium finishes.But the others are largely untested.Vandoorne has raced once this year, as a stand-in for Fernando Alonso at the Bahrain GP in April, while Ocon has nine races after making his F1 debut at the Belgian GP in August.But it will be new territory for Stroll, the son of Canadian billionaire investor Lawrence Stroll.Williams announced earlier this month that Stroll would be taking the seat vacated by Massa, who is retiring.Stroll, who was part of the prestigious Ferrari driver academy, won this years European Formula 3 championship by a large margin.I want to be a quick driver -- maybe the quickest one day, he said. If Williams didnt think that I am ready, I wouldnt be here.Williams deputy team principal Claire Williams certainly thinks he is.Hes absolutely got the talent. We are going to have high expectations of him next year, she said. Anyone that has met Lance knows and understands that he deserves that promotion into Formula One. Hes extremely intelligent, a very quick learner.Stroll will be the youngest driver on the grid and F1s youngest since Verstappen made his debut last year at 17.Stroll, the first Canadian in F1 since 1997 champiion Jacques Villeneuve, has been financially backed by his father since he was eight. Cheap Air Max 270 Wholesale. ithout that (backing) I wouldnt have been able to move from Canada to Europe and pursue my dream, he said. No matter how much money you have, if you are not able to be quicker than the rest you dont get anywhere.His fathers influence helped his son get a taste for the sport.I watched F1 races with my dad early on Sunday mornings in Canada when I was very young. Then I got hooked, Stroll said. When I look back at those days, it was fantastic sharing this passion for motorsport with my dad. Michael Schumacher was also a huge inspiration for me.Vandoorne, meanwhile, won the GP2 series last year, and is so highly rated that Mercedes head of motorsport Toto Wolff said in August that McLaren would be crazy not to take him.Filling in for Alonso in Bahrain, the Belgian driver made an immediate impression.In qualifying, he was actually faster than Button -- the 2009 F1 champion -- and finished a creditable 10th in the race.Ocon made his F1 debut a month before his 20th birthday. He began this year racing for Mercedes in Germanys DTM touring car championship and was a reserve driver for Renault until the Manor F1 team snapped him up.He will have a quicker car when he joins Force India next season on a multi-year contract, replacing German Nico Hulkenberg, who will drive for Renault.Ocon has strong credentials, winning the European F3 series in 2014. That year, Verstappen finished third.As much as its sad to be losing a couple of the Formula One legend drivers, its going to be really exciting next year, Williams said.The first race of the season is the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne on April 26, where German driver Nico Rosberg will defend his title after clinching it at Sundays Abu Dhabi GP. ' ' '
PITTSBURGH -- Ramon Foster knows the drill, even if its one the Pittsburgh Steelers have been largely able to avoid most of the last four-plus decades. Air Max Outlet Online Italia .When a team that began September with realistic Super Bowl expectations finds itself listing as Thanksgiving nears like the Steelers (4-5) are following a late defensive meltdown cost them against Dallas on Sunday, drama -- either real or imagined -- is sure to follow.Its why Foster found himself at his locker on Monday answering questions about everything from the teams confidence in coach Mike Tomlin to quarterback Ben Roethlisbergers grousing about accountability.When you have that type of hype and you dont live up to it in the middle of the season, you kind of lose a lot people, Foster said. Im OK with that. Well be fine.Eventually perhaps, but not at the moment. While Foster remains resolute that theres time for Pittsburgh to get it together -- starting with a trip on Sunday to winless Cleveland (0-10) -- he understands the angst. The Steelers were supposed to challenge Denver and New England for AFC supremacy. Instead theyre under .500 and behind underwhelming Baltimore in the blah AFC North.The thing we cant do is bury ourselves, Foster said. At this point it seems everybody is against us.Yet Foster stressed the Steelers are not against themselves. Asked if hes aware of a sense of growing dissatisfaction from the outside about Tomlin, Foster just shrugged his shoulders.Its easy to do that, Foster said. You go for the head. If (anything) goes wrong, it rolls from the top down.Foster thinks the blame is better resting elsewhere, namely on the 53 men who are in the middle of a four-game slide thats removed all of the good vibes surrounding a 4-1 start. He has little issue with Tomlins decision to attempt four 2-point conversions, even if all of them failed.Id do it again though, Foster said. We practice it. Whos to say, maybe itll work for us in the Super Bowl?Foster punctuated the response with a smile. Considering the state of the division, the Steelers are hardly out of it. Yet they hardly look like a team capable of making any sort of postseason noise should they even manage to make it.They did at times against the Cowboys, taking an early nine-point lead and twice scoring touchdowns to go in front in the fourth quarter. If either of those touchdowns hold up -- LeVeon Bells lunging 1-yard dive or Roethlisbergers fake spike that turned into a 15-yard lob to Antonio Brown -- Pittsburgh is back above .500 after knocking off the hottest team in the NFL.Its a razor thin margin between narratives and it doesnt take someone whos been around like Foster to figure it out. Its why rookie safety Sean Davis couldnt stop replaying the 15-yard facemask penalty on Cowboys tight end Jason Witten that set the stage for Ezekiel Elliotts clinching 32-yard sprint with 9 seconds to go.Yeah, it ate me up a little bit last night, Davis said. But its over. Cant do anything about it right now. You shouldnt see any more facemask penalties for me for a very long time.Thats Davis trying to hold himself accountable, an issue Roethlisberger hinted at in frustration in the middle of a quiet Pittsburgh locker room Sunday afternoon. Roethlisberger called his team undisciplined and not accountable but declined to get into specifics, simply calling it a feeling.Foster described Roethlisbergers message as simply take on your own battles first, meaning handle your business before worrying about someone elses. Of course the tenor changes completely if Dallas doesnt score last.Thats the NFL, linebacker Arthur Moats said. Theres no moral victories. Its pass/fail. We understand that coming in ... we know the type of team that we have. We know the potential we have.Theyre running out of time to show it. Four of Pittsburghs next five games are on the road and even the luckless Browns hardly seem like a pushover for a team that hasnt won away from Heinz Field since Week 1.At this point wed be very idiotic to think Cleveland is not going to play us as hard as they can, Foster said. Theyre 0-8 or 0-9 and were freaking 0-4 in our last four games. Theyre going to be chomping at the bit.---For more NFL coverage: http://www.pro32.ap.org and http://www.twitter.com/AP-NFL Air Max Vendita Online .Y. -- Bills receiver Stevie Johnson has a bone to pick with the NFL schedule maker. Air Max Scontate Online . 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Were starting to figure things out.The numbers, up until Tuesday nights hiccup, bear that out.Cincinnatis bullpen posted a 6.21 ERA in April then 7.25 in May. But, that dropped to 4.77 in June and was 2.20 through 49 innings in July.Reds relievers had a season-high 13-inning scoreless streak snapped on Tuesday night when the Braves Gordon Beckham hit a go-ahead, two-run home run off Lorenzen in the seventh inning. The Braves eventually won the game 5-4 in 11 innings.The Reds bullpen could get a respite on Wednesday with right-hander Anthony DeSclafani on the mound for the finale of a three-game series against Atlanta.DeSclafani is making his fourth career start against the Braves, coming in with a 1-2 record and 5.27 ERA in three prior outings against them.He was among the young pitchers who began the season on the DL. Since coming off, hes produced quality starts in six of seven appearances and in his past five starts has gonne 4-0 with a 2. Air Max Outlet Italia. 67 ERA with 10 earned runs allowed in 33 2/3 innings.DeSclafani was projected to be the Reds starter on Opening Day before suffering an oblique injury in his last start of Spring Training. He made his season debut on June 10 in a 2-1 win over the Oakland As.Right-hander Lucas Harrell will start Wednesday for the Braves. Hes 1-1 with a 3.63 ERA after being signed to a minor league contract in May.Harrell is 0-1 with a 3.90 ERA in six appearances including four starts against the Reds.Atlanta is looking forward to getting healthy as well. There was some good news on Tuesday when right-handed reliever Shae Williams came through his simulated game on Monday with no issues. Williams whos coming off Tommy John surgery, is expected to start for the Gulf Coast Braves in two days.He had normal soreness, said manager Brian Snitker. He threw 28-29 pitches, and his velocity was good. Its hard to get excited about a simulated game in the Gulf Coast League. Well start his program and go from there.The Braves still are without closer Arodys Vizcaino, whos on the DL with an oblique injury. Jim Johnson, whos been sharing closer duties, blew a two-run lead in the ninth inning Tuesday night, but the Braves rallied for a 5-4 win in 11 innings to earn Mauricio Cabrera his first career win.This team never gives up, said Atlanta right-hander Tyrell Jenkins, who turns 24 on Wednesday. They just keep fighting. ' ' '
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. Kjøpe Air Max . -- Jeff Fisher doesnt think Jared Goff is the answer to the Los Angeles Rams lagging offense -- not just yet, anyway.The No. 1 pick in last springs draft watched from the sideline in uniform Sunday while Case Keenum managed the Rams to three field goals and a 9-3 victory over Seattle in their first regular-season game back home since 1994.The excitement from this landmark win didnt make it any prettier on film. The Rams (1-1) still havent scored a touchdown this season, and their nine points are the NFLs fewest after two weeks.Keenum has the leagues worst quarterback rating at 57.8, going 35 for 65 for 369 yards and two interceptions in two games.But if Los Angeles fans are expecting Goff to fix anything, Fisher says theyll have to keep waiting for their young quarterback to mature into the job.We need more production out of our offense, and all things point to the quarterback position, Fisher said Monday at team headquarters.But Im expecting Case to continue to get better in this offense, and were going to win games and score points. If youre talking about Jared, I dont want to be a broken record here, but were going to play him when hes ready.That was a great experience for him (Sunday). He loved it. Talked to him this morning (and said), `This is going to be your home for a long time, and he was excited about that. When that happens, well let you know.Fisher understands the eagerness to see Goff after the club mortgaged a big chunk of its future to move up in the draft, but the California product didnt win the job from Keenum in training camp or the preseason.And while Keenum largely avoids mistakes of exuberance, its tough to imagine how the Rams could produce even less with another passer behind center.They rank last in the league in total yards per game (234.0) and yards passing (169.5), two spots they also held last season with Keenum and Nick Foles at quarterback. Theyre 6 for 27 on third downs -- again, last in the NFL.The Rams have faced two defenses that loaded up to stop running back Todd Gurley and dared Keenum to beat them. Keenums short passing game helped the Rams to reach field-goal range against Seattle, but he knows Los Angeles needs more.I like touchdowns, but I love winning, Keenum said.After a full day to review film of the Rams first victory in their homecoming season, the first player singled out for Fishers praise was his punter, Johnny Hekker.Fisher realizes what that says about the nature of the Rams win, but he has been coaching for far too long to apologize for a win in whatever form it takes.Weve got a lot of room for improvement, as you would expect and probably agree, Fisher said. But we were pleased, in particular, with the way the three phases played together.Two phases are a bit ahead of the third.While the Rams continued to struggle for offensive consistency, they didnt commit a turnover -- and they were sharp in other areas.Los Angeles defense limited Seattle to its lowest-scoring performance in nearly five years, giving up just 67 yards rushing and allowing the Seahawks into the red zone just once.The Rams weakest defensive link appears to be at the starting cornerback spot vacated by free agent Janoris Jenkins in the offseason, but Fisher said E.J. Gaines could return from injury this week to fill that role.The Rams special teams also were practically flawless: Greg Zuerlein was perfect on three field-goal attempts, and Hekker put all six of his punts inside the Seattle 20 without a return yard.We capitalized on some of their mistakes, on some of their penalties, Fisher said. 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CARNOUSTIE, Scotland -- Alex Noren of Sweden was leading the Dunhill Links Championship after carding 64 at Carnoustie to equal the course record on Thursday.The 34-year-old Noren, who won the Scottish Open in July and the European Masters last month, fired eight birdies to finish at eight-under-par.The tournament is split between three courses, with players alternating between St. Andrews, Kingsbarns and Carnoustie.Noren enjoyed a one-shot lead over Ross Fisher, who carded a 65 at Kingsbarns, with Joakim Lagergren and Matt Ford a shot further back after rounds of 66 at Carnoustie and Kingsbarns respectively.Starting from the 10th, Noren birdied three of his first five holes to reach the turn in 33, before picking up further shots on the first, fifth, sixth, eighth and ninth.It was tough conditions but probably one of the best rounds Ive played, so Im very happy right now, Noren said. All three courses are in probably the best shape Ive ever seen them.I like Carnoustie but Ive never shot lower than maybe 71 here. I didnt expect much but it went better than I expected. I played pretty steady all day, made my pars where I needed to and I was never in really bad trouble, and then the putter woorked fantastic. Air Max Billig. Ford is ranked 138th on the Race to Dubai and in need of some good results to move into the top 110 and retain his card, a feat he managed last season by finishing seventh in the final event in Hong Kong.I think you would be inhuman to not know the scenario and not know what you need, said the 38-year-old Ford, who was ready to accept a winter job as a postman before securing his card via the qualifying school at the 10th attempt in 2014.Six of Europes beaten Ryder Cup team made the journey from Hazeltine to Scotland, with Thomas Pieters, Rafa Cabrera Bello, Martin Kaymer, Lee Westwood, Danny Willett and Matt Fitzpatrick all in action at Carnoustie.Pieters and Cabrera Bello, who enjoyed successful debuts despite the 17-11 defeat, fared best with rounds of 70, with Kaymer returning a 71, Willett shooting 73, Westwood recording a 75 and Fitzpatrick struggling to a 77.Its great to be back, everybody is on my side here, said Pieters, who set a record for a European rookie with four points from his five matches. 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The Chicago Cubs?spent two weeks out of the top spot, but this week they?are back at No. Air Max Pas Cher Livraison Rapide . 1. After a 4-2 week, the Cubs jumped back up ahead of the struggling San Francisco Giants, who are just 1-7 since the All-Star break. The Cubs were our No. 1 team for 14 straight weeks (including preseason) to open the season. Can they start another long run on top of the rankings?The scuffling Giants dropped to No. 3, with the Washington Nationals remaining at No. 2 for the third straight week.Beyond the top, there actually wasnt a lot of movement in this weeks poll, with no new teams moving into the top 5 or top 10.This weeks voters are Jim Bowden of ESPN Insider, Eric Karabell of ESPN Fantasy, Tim Kurkjian of ESPN, David Schoenfield of the SweetSpot Blog Network/ESPN.com and Jayson Stark of ESPN.com. Most of the team comments come courtesy of the SweetSpot Blog Network.Past rankings: Week 15 |?Week 14 |?Week 13 |?Week 12 |?Week 11 |?Week 10 | ?Week 9 |?Week 8 |?Week 7 |?Week 6 |?Week 5 |?Week 4 | Week 3 | Week 2 | Week 1 | Preseason1. Chicago CubsRecord:?59-38 Week 15 ranking: No. 3The Cubs limped to the All-Star break but have won three straight series to open the second half, and rumors of an Aroldis Chapman acquisition continue to swirl.?--?Joe Aiello (@VFTB), View from the Bleachers2. Washington NationalsRecord: 58-41 Week 15 ranking: No. 2So far it doesnt look as if rookie Lucas Giolito is ready to make an impact in the rotation down the stretch. He had three walks and no strikeouts in Sundays loss to the Padres and has struck out just five of the 53 batters hes faced in the majors. He has thrown 75 percent fastballs but hasnt shown the command to rely so heavily on that pitch.?-- David Schoenfield (@dschoenfield), SweetSpot3. San Francisco GiantsRecord:?58-40 Week 15 ranking: No. 1The Giants lost their first six games after the All-Star break and watched their NL West lead over the Dodgers shrink in the process. Johnny Cueto and rookie outfielder Mac Williamson helped end the skid in a 12-inning victory over the Yankees on Saturday. -- Jeff Wiser (@OutfieldGrass24), Inside the Zona4. Cleveland IndiansRecord:?56-41 Week 15 ranking: No. 4In a so-so week for the Indians, a bright spot has been rookie Tyler Naquin, who continues to make his case for rookie of the year consideration. He went 7-for-18 this week with three home runs and seven RBIs.?--?Susan Petrone, Its Pronounced Lajaway5. Boston Red SoxRecord: 55-41 Week 15 ranking: No. 5After sweeping the Giants in two, the Red Sox split a four-game set with the Twins. On Sunday, Boston produced a trio of home runs, and Rick Porcello got his 12th win of the season. Ten of his wins have come at home, where he owns a 3.21 ERA (4.01 ERA on the road).?-- Ryan P. Morrison (@ryanpmorrison), Inside the Zona6. Baltimore OriolesRecord:?57-40 Week 15 ranking: No. 6Despite starting rotation concerns, a couple of injury issues and a stomach virus that recently swept through the clubhouse, the Orioles keep winning and currently own the best record in the American League. The teams remaining schedule is daunting, but its impossible to argue with the results.?--?Matt Kremnitzer (@mattkremnitzer), Camden Depot7. Toronto Blue JaysRecord:?55-44 Week 15 ranking: No. 9Where would the Jays be without J.A. Happ? He won his seventh straight decision on Sunday, allowing one hit in six innings, and Toronto has won his past eight starts. Hes 13-3 with a 3.27 ERA. -- David Schoenfield (@dschoenfield), SweetSpot8. Texas RangersRecord:?57-42 Week 15 ranking: No. 7With trade prices being dictated by a thin market, the Rangers might see the trade deadline come and go without adding an impact starter. Instead, theyll need to rely on the back end of the rotation to hold things together until Colby Lewis and Derek Holland are ready to return from the disabled list.?--?Brandon Land (@onestrikeaway), One Strike Away9. Los Angeles DodgersRecord:?56-44 Week 15 ranking: No. 8After losing in 16 innings on Friday, the Dodgers won the next two games in St. Louis. Good sign: Adrian Gonzalez homered in both wins. Gonzalez has just nine home runs and 27 extra-base hits, so getting more power from him down the stretch will be a big key to catching the Giants.?-- David Schoenfield (@dschoenfield), SweetSpot10. Houston AstrosRecord: 54-44 Week 15 ranking: No. 10After sweeping the Angels, the Astros AL West deficit is down to 2? games, after trailing by 8? games at the beginning of July. Top prospect Alex Bregman will be called up on Monday, although manager A.J. Hinch didnt say where hed play. Bregman did start two games in left field at Fresno, although it seems likely hell play third base at least until Yulieski Gurriel is ready.?-- David Schoenfield (@dschoenfield), SweetSpot11. St. Louis CardinalsRecord:?52-46 Week 15 ranking: No. 12In a season filled with injuries and roster shake-ups for the Cardinals, the rotation has been the one constant. After a midweek rainout forced their hand, the Cardinals became the last team in baseball to use a starter outside of the five-man rotation with which it began the season when rookie Mike Mayers lasted just 1 1/3 innings in Sunday nights loss to the Dodgers.??-- ESPN.com12. Miami MarlinsRecord: 53-45 Week 15 ranking: No. 13All eyes are on Ichiro Suzuki, who is?four hits from 3,000. The Marlins would love for him to do it at home this week (they play series against Philly and St. Louis), but its hard to bench the red-hot Christian Yelich (whos hitting .404 during his current 11-game hit streak), All-Star Marcell Ozuna or Giancarlo Stanton?(who had a four-hit game on Saturday).?-- David Schoenfield (@dschoenfield), SweetSpot13. New York MetsRecord: 52-45 Week 15 ranking: No. 11After hitting four homers in 104 games with the Rays in 2015, James Loney has five homers in 44 games with the Mets. Loney has hit in eight straight games, going 9-for-27 (.333).?--?Joe Janish (@metstoday),?MetsToday.com14. Seattle MarinersRecord: 50-48 Week 15 ranking: No. 17On the field, the Ms took a midweek series from the White Sox -- despite never leading for a single pitch over the three-game span -- thanks to walk-offs from Adam Lind and Leonys Martin. Off the field, Ken Griffey Jr. was enshrined in Cooperstown on Sunday, ensuring well never forget The Kid.?-- Jeff Wiser (@OutfieldGrass24), Inside the Zona15. Detroit TigersRecord: 51-48 Week 15 ranking: No. 15More middling in the middle as the Tigers split a series with the White Sox, took two of three from the Royals but lost two of three to the Twins. They just dont seem to have strong enough hitting or pitching to carry them on a long winning streak. Why ante up at the trading deadline if theyre not even favorites to win their own division, let alone the World Series??--?Richard Bergstrom (@rbergstromjr), Rockies Zingers16. Pittsburgh PiratesRecord:?51-47 Week 15 ranking: No. 14The Bucs have been battling all season and remain in the thick of the wild-card battle. Theyve been dealt another blow, however, as prospect Tyler Glasnow left his second career start after the third inning with right shoulder discomfort and landed on the disabled list.?-- Ryan P. Morrison (@ryanpmorrison), Inside the Zona17. New York YankeesRecord: 50-48 Week 15 ranking: No. 19The members of Team Sell took a bit of a hit this week, as the Yankees took three out of four from the Orioles and two out of three from the Giants. With a week until the trade deadline, the teams results are making selling a harder decision for the front office than it actually should be. This team is mediocre, Hal, and theyre not making the playoffs. Sell Sell Sell! --?Stacey Gotsulias (@StaceGots),?Its About the Money18. Kansas City RoyalsRecord:?48-49 Week 15 ranking: No. 16After the Royals dropped a game under .500 with Sundays loss, the Wade Davis rumors are heating up, with the Nationals reportedly interested. The Royals would want more for Davis than the Yankees would get for Aroldis Chapman (rumors say Cubs shortstop prospect Gleyber Torres) because Davis is signed through 2017. Davis still has a 1.10 ERA even though his K rate has declined from 39 percent two years ago to 24 percent.?-- David Schoenfield (@dschoenfield), SweetSpot19. Chicago White SoxRecord:?48-50 Week 15 ranking: No. 18Chicago pushed to turn a hot start into a chase for the postseason but has finally decided to pull the plug on 2016. All eyes now turn to trade assets, including Todd Frazier, Chris Sale, Jose Quintana and others. Sale was scratched from his last start for disciplinary reasons and suspended five games. -- Ryan P. Morrison (@ryanpmorrison), Inside the Zona20. Colorado RockiesRecord:?47-51 Week 15 ranking: No. 21The Rockies finished a sweep of the Braves on Sunday, their first four-game sweep since July 9-12, 2015, which was also against the Braves. Looking back, those 2015 Rockies were 39-49 while going 22-24 at Coors Field, continuing the recent tradition of losing at home. This years Rockies are only four games under .500, with a positive home record (25-24), and wont necessarily be selling at the trading deadline.?--?Richard Bergstrom (@rbergstromjr), Rockies Zingers21. Los Angeles AngelsRecord: 43-55 Week 15 ranking: No. 23Nick Tropeano became the third Angels starter this year to tear a ligament in his elbow, joining Andrew Heaney and Garrett Richards. Heaney already underwent Tommy John surgery, while Richards is still awaiting the results of platelet-rich plasma injections. Tropeano will also consider that method before undergoing surgery. Before this season, only three Angels pitchers had undergone Tommy John surgery under Mike Scioscia.?-- David Schoenfield (@dschoenfield), SweetSpot22. Oakland AthleticsRecord: 45-54 Week 15 ranking: No. 22After back-to-back walk-off wins on Friday and Saturday (and a third against the Astros on Tuesday), the As decided to score the winning run in the eighth on Sunday. Their past four wins and seven of their past eight have come by one run.?-- David Schoenfield (@dschoenfield), SweetSpot23. San Diego PadresRecord: 43-56 Week 15 ranking: No. 25Matt Kemp is on pace for 36 home runs and 110 RBIs. His WAR, however, is just 0.4 thanks in large degree to a .279 OBP and poor defense. The worst WAR ever for a 30-homer guy: Dante Bichette of the 1999 Rockies, at minus-2.3. (Baseball-Reference credits him with minus-34 runs on defense.)?-- David Schoenfield (@dschoenfield), SweetSpot24. Milwaukee BrewersRecord: 41-55 Week 15 ranking:No. 24Milwaukee is expected to be one of baseballs biggest sellers in the next week. There is interest in multiple Brewers, starting with All-Star catcher Jonathan Lucroy and reliever Carlos Torres. Its not a matter of whether players will be traded but rather when and who.?-- Gabe Stoltz (@Stoltzy3), Disciples of Uecker25. Philadelphia PhilliesRecord:?45-55 Week 15 ranking: No. 20Vince Velasquez is hitting .241, which is quite good for a pitcher. In terms of batting average, hes outhitting Ryan Howard, Cody Asche and Tyler Goeddel, which is quite bad for an offense. However, those who read these comments will note the progress from late April, when Phillies pitchers as a whole were outhitting Phillies left fielders and first basemen.? --?Richard Bergstrom (@rbergstromjr), Rockies Zingers26. Arizona DiamondbacksRecord: 41-57 Week 15 ranking: No. 26Reports surfaced late last week that Arizona is weighing a managerial change. Considering injuries and questionable roster construction, D-backs fans have to wonder whether replacing Chip Hale would help their cause. Top prospect pitcher Braden Shipley will debut Monday. -- Jeff Wiser, Inside the Zona27. Tampa Bay RaysRecord: 38-50 Week 15 ranking: No. 27It has been a decade since the Rays were clear sellers at the trade deadline, but declaring their intentions early has chummed the waters significantly. Any of their starters could be moved with only Chris Archer requiring an unfathomable return. Expect someone to go and wide-eyed fans to be underwhelmed, though the smart ones will hopefully have their faith rewarded.?--?Jason Hanselman (@sandykazmir), The Process Report28. Minnesota TwinsRecord: 37-61 Week 15 ranking: No. 28Although the Twins are mired in last place, Max Kepler?provides real hope. After hitting two triples in Boston over the weekend, he is slugging .500 as a 23-year-old rookie. His gangly muscular frame and sweet lefty swing are reminding fans in Minnesota of a young Justin Morneau.?-- Nick Nelson (@NickNelsonMN), Twins Daily29. Cincinnati RedsRecord:?38-60 Week 15 ranking: No. 29The Reds have won three consecutive series since the All-Star break, and Billy Hamilton -- who recently returned to the leadoff spot -- has keyed the charge, with a seven-game hitting streak. Since the break he also has 10 stolen bases and 10 runs scored. Is it too early to start printing the playoff tickets??--?Chad Dotson (@dotsonc), Redleg Nation30. Atlanta BravesRecord: 33-66 Week 15 ranking:?No. 30To open the second half, the Braves have gone 2-7 versus sub-.500 teams. That does not bode well for any semblance of improvement in the current product on the field. However, it does bode well for securing the No. 1 overall pick in 2017. -- Martin Gandy (@gondeee), Chop County Nike Air Max Pas Cher En Ligne . Canada is now down to its 22-player limit, although but players wont be registered until Christmas Day. 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LAS VEGAS -- Jordan Davis tied a career high with 25 points, grabbed a career-best 12 rebounds and had seven assists to help Northern Colorado beat Sacred Heart 81-59 in the Las Vegas Invitational on Thursday. Cheap Air Jordan 3 Wholesale China .Davis, a sophomore, has scored at least 20 points in each game this season. D.J. Miles, a junior college transfer who had scored seven total points this season, hit five 3-pointers and finished with 17 points -- both career highs. Jonah Radebaugh added 14 points, hitting 4-of-5 3-pointers.Northern Colorado (2-3) opened the second half with a 23-2 run to open a 60-38 lead with 11 minutes to play. Davis had nine points and Radebaugh added eight, including two 3s, during that stretch and the Bears led by at least 19 the rest of the way.Quincy McKnight led Sacred Heart (1-4) with 11 points. The Pioneers, who have lost three in a row, shot 22 percent (6 of 27) after halftime.UNC made 31 of 62 from the field, including a season-high 54 percent (13 of 24) from 3-point range. Jordan 3 For Sale Cheap Real . -- Five former Kansas City Chiefs players who were on the team between 1987 and 1993 filed a lawsuit Tuesday claiming the team hid and even lied about the risks of head injuries during that time period when there was no collective bargaining agreement in place in the NFL. Wholesale Jordan 3 Sale . Toronto has dropped games to Indiana and Miami since a five-game winning streak and closed out a three-game road trip at 1-2. http://www.cheapairjordan3.com/ . Burris threw two TD passes, including a key 15-yard fourth-quarter strike to Bakari Grant that effectively countered a Toronto comeback bid and led Hamilton to a 33-19 victory. STOCKHOLM -- The Swedish soccer association says Peter Gerhardsson will replace Pia Sundhage as coach of the womens national team after next years European Championship.The 57-year-old Gerhardsson has coached Hacken in Swedens mens league since 2007.Sundhage led Sweden to a silver medal at the Rio dee Janeiro Olympics. Wholesale Air Jordan 3. She coached the United States womens team from 2007-12.The womens European Championship will be held in the Netherlands in July and August. ' ' '
LAS VEGAS -- Jordan Davis tied a career high with 25 points, grabbed a career-best 12 rebounds and had seven assists to help Northern Colorado beat Sacred Heart 81-59 in the Las Vegas Invitational on Thursday. Cheap Air Jordan 3 Wholesale China .Davis, a sophomore, has scored at least 20 points in each game this season. D.J. Miles, a junior college transfer who had scored seven total points this season, hit five 3-pointers and finished with 17 points -- both career highs. Jonah Radebaugh added 14 points, hitting 4-of-5 3-pointers.Northern Colorado (2-3) opened the second half with a 23-2 run to open a 60-38 lead with 11 minutes to play. Davis had nine points and Radebaugh added eight, including two 3s, during that stretch and the Bears led by at least 19 the rest of the way.Quincy McKnight led Sacred Heart (1-4) with 11 points. The Pioneers, who have lost three in a row, shot 22 percent (6 of 27) after halftime.UNC made 31 of 62 from the field, including a season-high 54 percent (13 of 24) from 3-point range. Jordan 3 For Sale Cheap Real . -- Five former Kansas City Chiefs players who were on the team between 1987 and 1993 filed a lawsuit Tuesday claiming the team hid and even lied about the risks of head injuries during that time period when there was no collective bargaining agreement in place in the NFL. Wholesale Jordan 3 Sale . Toronto has dropped games to Indiana and Miami since a five-game winning streak and closed out a three-game road trip at 1-2. http://www.cheapairjordan3.com/ . Burris threw two TD passes, including a key 15-yard fourth-quarter strike to Bakari Grant that effectively countered a Toronto comeback bid and led Hamilton to a 33-19 victory. STOCKHOLM -- The Swedish soccer association says Peter Gerhardsson will replace Pia Sundhage as coach of the womens national team after next years European Championship.The 57-year-old Gerhardsson has coached Hacken in Swedens mens league since 2007.Sundhage led Sweden to a silver medal at the Rio dee Janeiro Olympics. Wholesale Air Jordan 3. She coached the United States womens team from 2007-12.The womens European Championship will be held in the Netherlands in July and August. ' ' '
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. Air Max Plus Shoes Wholesale China . - Texas A&M used a school SEC-record 19 blocks to defeat Tennessee 25-19, 25-20, 16-25, 27-25 tonight at Thompson-Boling Arena.It was the eighth consecutive victory and the 13th win in the last 14 matches for the Aggies, who improve to 19-7, including 13-2 in Southeastern Conference matches. Tennessee drops to 15-13 overall and 5-10 in SEC matches. It was the seventh consecutive loss for the Vols in the series against the Aggies, but they end a streak of six consecutive sweeps.Senior middle blocker Jazzmin Babers led the Aggies with 18 points as she recorded her second double-double of the season and the fifth of her career with 11 blocks-including a career-high-tying three solo blocks-and 11 kills while hitting .556. Sophomore middle blocker Kaitlyn Blake added 16 points with eight blocks and 12 kills while hitting at a .500 clip. Blake also climbed from ninth to seventh in the A&M season records for block assists in a season, as she raised her total to 129.A&M outside hitters Hollann Hans and Kiara McGee, who pitched in a career-high six blocks, also had double-figure kills with 13 and 10, respectively, but they were held to a combined .139 hitting efficiency.Aggie junior setter Stephanie Aiple dished out 44 assists and also added seven kills, one shy of her career high. She also had eight digs. Libero Amy Nettles led the team in digs with 12, and defensive specialists Amy Houser and Victoria Arenas added 10 digs apiece.As a team, A&M outhit Tennessee, .205 to .162, and led in kills (58-51) and blocks (19-13), while the Vols led in aces (4-0) and digs (67-60).The opening set was tied at 4-4 when Babers tooled the Tennessee block for a kill, marking the start of a 4-0 run by the Aggies. Texas A&M led the remainder of the set, outhitting the Vols, .341 to .305, although the Aggies never held more than a four-point cushion until the last run to close out the frame. The Vols were within 22-19 following a kill by Tessa Grubbs, but Aiple countered with a kill and then set up Blake for a kill to put the Aggies at set point. Aiple closed out the frame on the next play, posting her fourth kill of the set.The Aggies led the entire second set and jumped out to a 10-3 lead, including four points that were the result of a block. Tennessee, which was outhit, .229 to .054, later trailed 18-12 following a kill by Hans, forcing the Vols to call a timeout. Tennessee came out of the timeout and blocked A&M on three consecutive plays to get within 18-15 before Hans found the floor for a kill. Tennessee would get within 19-17 before Hans had a kill and McGee and Blake teamed for a block to put A&M up 21-17. The Vols were unable to get closer than three points for the remainder of the set as the teams began to exchange points. The Aggies were ahead, 23-20, when Babers had back-to-back kills to close out the win, giving A&M a 2-0 lead in the match.Tennessee used a 4-0 run to take a 4-1 lead in the third set, and never looked back. The Vols, who outhit A&M, .407 to .138 in the stanza, went on to build their largest lead of the match at 24-13 after reeling off three unanswered points. A&M fought off three set points before the Aggies hit into the net to end the set.There were 10 ties and six lead changes in the fourth set. A&M, which outhit Tennessee, .113 to .067, equaled its largest lead at 17-13 when the Vols began a comeback. Tennessee eventually tied the score at 20-20 on an A&M attack error and also managed to tie the score at 21- and 22-all before another A&M attack error gave the Vols a 23-22 lead. Babers and McGee teamed for a block to tie the score at 23-23 before Tennessee got to set point following a block error on A&M. The Vols next attack sailed long to tie the score once again, and A&M regained the lead on a block by Babers and Aiple. A Tennessee kill tied the score for the final time as Babers and Hans then closed out the match with back-to-back kills.Erica Treiber led Tennessee with 10 kills, and freshman setter Sedona Hansen had 43 assists and a match-high 20 digs.Texas A&M returns to the road for a crucial showdown at No. 23 Kentucky on Sunday. The match against the Wildcats starts at 12:30 p.m. (CT) at Memorial Coliseum, and the contest will be televised on SEC Network.A&M has only one home match remaining, as the Aggies play host to LSU on Wednesday, Nov. 23 (Thanksgiving Eve) at 6:30 p.m. at Reed Arena. 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Although expensive, Shamsi proved difficult to pick and profited more than any of the other South African bowlers to set up an intriguing selection question for the final Test.The day-night game could see South Africa make some changes to their attack especially considering Vernon Philander was rested from the warm-up fixture as a precaution. Philander hurt his shoulder during an on-field collision with Australian captain Steve Smith in the Hobart Test. Should Philanders niggle not clear, they might have to look for a third-prong in the pace pack to accompany Kagiso Rabada and Kyle Abbott, who both delivered strong opening spells.Rabadas four-over burst brought three wickets, including Rob Quineys. The left-hander scored nine, exactly the same number of runs he made against South Africa in the only Test he has played, in 2012. Abbott was economical and found some nip, but more eyes were on Morne Morkel, the only quick to deliver more than one spell.Concerns over match fitness had kept Morkel out of the first two Tests and he sought to allay those with six-overs initially and three more later on. He sent down some testing short balls with no reward. Reserve bowler Dwaine Pretorius delivered six impressive overs - he pitched the ball up and managed to nip it around a touch - but it seems unlikely he will be promoted into the Test XI.The real debbate will be over Shamsi and left-arm spinner Keshav Maharaj, who hasnt done much wrong in the two matches he has played. Wholesale Air Max Plus. Both were expensive in this game, but Shamsi made more of an impact. He bowled Sam Harper and Blake Thompson and his variations proved tough for the Victoria batsmen to read as they folded up for 258. Seb Gotch (53), Matthew Short (52) and Evan Gulbis (53) scored half-centuries.South Africa opted to bat under lights but before they could take full effect, their struggling opener Stephen Cook had been dismissed. Not for the first time on this tour, Cook was found wanting with his footwork and faced 18 balls before he was trapped lbw on the backfoot for 11. His opening partner Dean Elgar found the going much easier and retired on 40 to give the middle-order time at the crease.Runs were secondary to South Africas intention to spend time in the middle and Hashim Amla made the most of it. He batted from the eighth over to the end of the innings and scored 81, after being dropped on 17 at first slip.Amla became more assured as the innings went on and seemed to want to get his eye in, having only contributing 48 runs on the tour so far. He had Temba Bavuma (33*) for company after JP Duminy (17) and Faf du Plessis (12) were both dismissed cheaply. Duminy was caught at slip while du Plessis fell to a half-hearted pull shot. Bavuma batted through the twilight period with characteristic caution. Quinton de Kock opted not to play the game at all. ' ' '
PITTSFORD, NY – David Hearns third round certainly was a colourful one. Cheap Nike Basketball Jerseys . A look at his scorecard on the PGA.com website shows six birdies (those appear in blue), five bogeys (a light brown) and a double (a darker brown).  Add it all up and it spelled a tough day for the Brantford, Ont., resident who ended his day with that double and a score of 71.  After a great start to his week, Hearn has slipped each of the following two days, blaming his putter for the slide.  “The bottom line is I just didnt putt well enough today,” Hearn summarized. “Hopefully I can straighten that out (Sunday) and shoot a good score, maybe even get into red numbers.” Hearns day included missing some putts from knee-knock range on eight and nine, and then coming back with a solid birdie on the 10th after hitting his approach in to about six feet.  A hole later, his tee shot on the par-3 11th landed in some deep rough beside the green. He hacked it out, clanging it off the pin and dropping it into the hole for another birdie.  “I was just really trying to keep that one on the green,” he admitted. “To have it go in was a bonus.” He added another birdie at the 15th but stumbled home with a bogey on the 17th before his unfortunate double at the last. Those two final holes played as the first and third toughest on the course respectively Saturday and ate up more than their fair share of players. Still, Hearn was hoping for a better ending to his day.  “Im a little disappointed in my finish,” he stated. “I had a string of birdies going on the back nine, but 17 and 18 are just playing so long. Theyre really more like par 5s. On 17, for example, I hit driver, 3-wood just to get there. Thats how long those holes are playing.” Despite that finish, it didnt take Hearn long to put it behind him. Hes able to laugh at himself for his hiccups and move on to the next challenge. It is, after all, only golf. Its his job and the way he makes his living, but he seems able to understand that getting upset over a bad finish is wasted energy. Hearn still has work to do on Sunday, a move up the leaderboard will assist him in the year-end FedEx cup playoffs. It will also put some cash in bank, which, with an $8 million purse, can be significant.  Throw in some Official World Golf Ranking Points and even a few Presidents Cup points, and Sunday is an important day.  “My goal for [Sunday] is to try and get into red numbers for the day and maybe even the week,” Hearn stated. “If I can put together a real nice Sunday round, shoot three or four under, I can move up into a good spot.” Even if that doesnt happen over the final 18 holes Hearn has certainly gained a lot this week. Hes taken another step in his career that has been a slow and steady climb, a climb that is proving nothing but a success.  Stitched Basketball Jerseys Online . LOUIS -- Attorneys for the St. Cheap Basketball Jerseys Store . 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Greater Western Sydney have sewn up a top-four spot with a 37-point win over North Melbourne in what could be Brent Harveys last AFL game on Victorian soil.The Kangaroos took it up to the Giants on Saturday night after a tumultuous week in which Harvey, Drew Petrie, Michael Firrito and Nick Dal Santo were told they wouldnt continue with the club next season.GWS led by 11 points at the main break and set up the 14.16 (100) to 9.9 (63) win with a four-goals-to-one third term, defeating the Roos for the first time in six meetings.With leading Giants goalkicker Jeremy Cameron well held by Robbie Tarrant, Jonathon Patton led the way in attack with five goals, while Steve Johnson added four in typically eye-catching style.Heath Shaw expertly marshalled the troops in defence for the Giants, while Dylan Shiel and Tom Scully provided the drivve through the midfield. Wholesale Basketball Jerseys China. Harvey, who was among the Roos best players with 26 possessions and two goals, waved and clapped the crowd after the final siren in a show of appreciation before he led his team off the ground.Given it was possibly the last opportunity for North fans to farewell their champion foursome, the crowd of 22,295 at Etihad Stadium was disappointing.The Roos, who were top of the ladder after 12 rounds, couldnt move out of eighth place regardless of the result, but take worrying form into an away elimination final having lost their past four games.The Kangaroos cause wasnt helped by influential defender Jamie Macmillan departing the game in the first quarter due to a hip injury. ' ' '
MINNEAPOLIS -- Justin Masterson had no regrets about the pitch that cost him his chance at a no-hitter. Jordan Retro 12 Low Cheap . Masterson took a no-hit bid into the seventh inning, Michael Brantley hit a bases-loaded triple and the Cleveland Indians beat the Minnesota Twins 7-1 on Sunday to avoid a three-game sweep. Masterson (11-7) had faced the minimum through six, allowing only a hit batter, when Brian Dozier led off the seventh with a broken-bat blooper to centre field that dunked in under the glove of a sliding Drew Stubbs for a double. That not only ended Mastersons attempt at making history, it briefly halted what had been a quick, decisive trip through the Twins lineup. Cleveland catcher Carlos Santana immediately went to the mound to check on the big right-hander. "He said, Maybe we should have started him off with a slider. I said, No, we wanted to challenge guys," Masterson said. "Thats what we do. I dont care if we have no hits or 100 hits, you still have to challenge guys. "Broken bat? Thats what you want. It falls in, but in my mind I get so many balls put in play Im like, somethings going to happen. Theres going to be a hit sometime. So lets just make sure when it does happen, we stay in our game and make sure it doesnt have a trickle-down effect," he added. Besides, by then the Indians were leading 6-0. "I thought what he did was good enough," manager Terry Francona said. The Indians led 3-0 on Mike Aviles sacrifice fly and two-run homer by Jason Kipnis when they loaded the bases with one out in the fifth on a walk to Kipnis and consecutive singles by Nick Swisher and Carlos Santana off starter Scott Diamond (5-9). With right-hander Anthony Swarzak warming in the bullpen, acting manager Terry Steinbach -- in charge because Ron Gardenhire had the flu -- visited Diamond on the mound. Diamond got Mark Reynolds to pop out to first for the second out, but Brantley hit a liner to the wall in right-centre for a standup triple that cleared the bases and ended Diamonds day. The Indians hit Diamond hard even when making outs -- 11 of the balls they put in play were solid line drives. That included Kipnis homer, which bounced off the top of the wall in left for his second opposite-field shot in two days. "My stuff was really bad," Diamond said. "I think I tried to overdo some things, and that kind of led to what happened." Diamond, the Twins best starter last season as a rookie (12-9, 3.59 ERA), gave up six runs, five earned, on seven hits and three walks as the left-hander lost his third straight decision. He hasnt won since beating the Chicago White Sox on June 20, and his ERA rose to 5.53. "It seemed like Is throw one pitch and not be able to come back with the next one," Diamond said. "It was just a matter of trying to focus and not overthink things. I just battled myself the whole time." The Twins scored when Dozier came in from third on Joe Mauers one-out grounder to second that was bobbled by Kipnis for an error, his second in two days. But the first-time All-Star also homered for the second time in two days. "When he hits the ball the other way hes getting rewarded for it and its creating a ton of confidence -- and it should," Francona said. "Right now hes keeping everything fair and hitting everything with authority, and thats a good recipe for success." Masterson, who hadnt pitched since a no-decision against Toronto on July 10, finished the seventh before being pulled after 91 pitches for right-hander C.C. Lee. Masterson, also selected to his first All-Star team this year, was charged with an earned run on one hit and struck out eight in his first victory since June 30 against the White Sox. He lowered his ERA to 3.60 with his 13th quality start of the season. Masterson plunked Aaron Hicks in the elbow in the third inning, but Hicks was thrown out attempting to steal for the second out and Pedro Florimon grounded out to end the inning. That was as much as the Twins could muster against Masterson until the seventh, when Dozier looped the first pitch into shallow centre. NOTES: Indians RHP Corey Kluber could have his next start pushed back a day after leaving Saturday nights 3-2 loss after five innings because of a hip injury. Kluber said Sunday his left hamstring tightened up on him during the game and was sore, but he didnt anticipate missing his next scheduled bullpen session Monday. ... Twins 3B Trevor Plouffe has struck out six straight times -- and he fanned seven times in the series. He was pulled in the eighth for pinch-hitter Doug Bernier, who walked to reach base for the first time in the majors. The infielder was 0 for 4 in two games with the Colorado Rockies in 2008. Jordan 12 For Sale Cheap . Pierce was ejected in the third quarter of Indianas 103-86 win Monday. George Hill stole a bad pass and was going in for a layup, and Pierce hustled back and appeared to be trying to wrap him up. Retro Jordans 12 Cheap . The return match will take place next Wednesday. Udinese leads Fiorentina 2-1 in the other semifinal. Napoli staged a second-half comeback from two goals down after Gervinhos opener and a stunning strike from Kevin Strootman. http://www.cheapairjordan12.com/ . Nigeria beat surprise package Ethiopia 2-0 in the second leg of their playoff for a comfortable 4-1 aggregate victory. Victor Moses converted a 20th-minute penalty after an Ethiopian handball, and Victor Obinna made certain of Nigerias place in Brazil with his powerful free kick in the 82nd at UJ Esuene Stadium. CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Christian Keeling scored 19 points and Javis Howard added 18, leading Charleston Southern to a 90-53 win over Columbia International on Tuesday night.Keeling had a 3-pointer and a layup in the middle of a 19-0 run to give the Buccaneers (1-1) at a 26-7 lead.It was 39-21 at the half and Keeling opened the second with a jumper followed by two Armel Potter layups to push the lead to 45-21. A 14-0 run soon followed with Cortez Mitchells tip-in to make it 61--26. Jordan 12 Low Cheap. Potter had 14 points and Jamar Martin 12 for Charleston Southern. The Bucs had a 49-28 rebounding advantage, including 21-7 on the offensive end, good for 23 second-chance points. Howard had nine boards, six offensive.Ryan Gibson led Columbia International (2-3) with 20 points. The Rams had 23 turnovers, which cost them 32 points. ' ' '
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