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England captain Wayne Rooney and defender Ryan Bertrand missed training on Monday with minor issues ahead of Tuesdays friendly against Spain at Wembley. Nike Free 5.0 Flyknit Homme . Rooney played the full 90 minutes in Englands 3-0 World Cup qualifying victory over Scotland at Wembley on Friday, setting up Gary Cahill for the Three Lions third goal. Bertrand, who started last months 2-0 win over Malta, was an unused substitute against Gordon Strachans side and both are now doubts for the game with Spain.  In their absence, Tottenham youngster Dylan Duncan will train with the senior side for the first time. Watch NOW TV Watch Sky Sports for just £6.99. No contract. Sky Sports News HQ chief football reporter Nick Collins said: Wayne Rooney, the captain, and Ryan Bertrand, the left-back, are not training and we are told that is because of minor issues. Now, we dont know whether that will rule them out of tomorrow nights game. I suspect it will not necessarily if theyre only minor issues.  Bertrand last appearance in an England shirt came against Malta in October Having said that, its a key session, this one, if you want to play on the Tuesday, to miss Mondays session is usually quite significant. Those two are not here and, of course, Harry Kane has been released back to his club (Tottenham) but weve got a youngster called Dylan Duncan. Hes 17, hes a young Spurs midfielder and hes going to take part in this training session to help make up the numbers if you like. England are still fairly healthy in terms of numbers, but the squad was originally 25 for that reason, so England have had to make a couple of alterations. Gareth Southgate will feel he still has plenty of options ahead of the meeting against Spain.  Also See: Time is right for Southgate Southgates England deadline Allardyce awaits FA decision Sturridge: Criticism is unfair 2018 Nike Free Run .Y. -- Buffalo Bills coach Doug Marrone has drawn on his Syracuse connections once again by hiring Rob Moore to take over as receivers coach. Nike Air Max 97 Femme Noir . Deulofeu injured a muscle in his right leg in Evertons 4-1 win over Fulham in the English Premier League on Saturday. Barcelona says that its team doctors will "co-ordinate" with Evertons medical staff as Deulofeu recovers. . The 20-year-old Pelicans big man glanced up and smiled widely at the well-wishers -- a fitting end to a day he wont soon forget. Davis responded to his selection earlier in the day as a Western Conference All-Star with 26 points and 10 rebounds, and the New Orleans Pelicans overcame a 10-point fourth-quarter deficit to defeat the Minnesota Timberwolves 98-91 on Friday night.(Sports Network) - With their four-game series knotted up at a game apiece, the Baltimore Orioles and the Toronto Blue Jays will face off at the Rogers Centre on Saturday afternoon. The Orioles came away with a 10-6 win on Friday night, taking control of the game early by scoring three runs in each of the first three innings, resulting in an early exit for Toronto rookie Sean Nolin (0-1). Four of Baltimores 16 hits came via the long ball, with J.J. Hardy, Adam Jones, Chris Davis and Danny Valencia all depositing homers. It was Daviss MLB-leading 16th homer and his 45 RBI rank second behind only Miguel Cabrera. Nick Markakis finished 3-for-5 with three RBI out of the leadoff spot, while Manny Machado and Davis also collected three hits. "When we got a ball over the plate, it seemed like we didnt miss it," Markakis said. "Thats the main objective of hitting - when you get your pitch, dont miss it." It wasnt always smooth sailing for Chris Tillman (4-2), as he allowed 10 hits over five innings of work, but he surrendered only three runs while striking out seven to earn the win. For Toronto, Nolin was roughed up in his major-league debut, lasting just 1 1/3 innings while yielding seven hits and six earned runs. He was 2-0 with a 1.17 ERA in three starts at Double-A New Hampshire prior to his call up. "I think I just had too much energy going," Nolin said. "I kind of felt like I already threw a few innings, kind of wasted some gas without doing anything." The Blue Jays also got involved with the sluggfest, as Melky Cabrera, Adam Lind and Brett Lawrie all left the yard as well. Nike Free 5.0 Homme Noir Et Rouge. Despite piecing together 17 hits, the squad was plagued by leaving nine runners on base. The Orioles will send journeyman right-hander Freddy Garcia to the hill on Saturday. Garcia has been effective in terms of base runners, boasting an impressive WHIP (1.07) and batting average against (.222), but hes allowed six home runs over 22 1/3 innings this season, ultimately resulting in an 0-2 record with a 4.84 ERA. Garcia was solid in a May 20 no-decision versus the Yankees, allowing three hits, two walks and two earned runs in six innings of work. Over the course of his 15-year career, Garcia has made 19 starts against the Blue Jays, going 8-8 with a 5.85 ERA. Toronto will counter with R.A. Dickey. The reigning National League Cy Young Award winner has gotten off to a modest start with his new team in 2013, sporting a 4-5 record with a 4.50 ERA. Dickey has curbed his struggles of late with back-to-back gems. After striking out 10 over six innings in a May 14 win over San Francisco, the knuckleballer pitched eight strong innings against Tampa Bay on May 20, allowing four hits and two earned runs in the victory. "Ive felt like Ive been stuck in a quagmire for the last week, two weeks," Dickey said. "So its nice to feel like youve got at least one foot out of it. Im not going to say I feel great ... Im hopeful to continue to progress. But Im not all the way there yet." Baltimore took two of three from the Jays earlier in the year. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '

This is the second installment of a preseason series in which ESPN fantasy experts debate a pair of players who have similar fantasy values and/or average draft positions. Jason Demers Jersey . The first edition compared LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo. This time, Greg Rosenstein and Tom Carpenter debate DeMarcus Cousins and Anthony Davis -- a pair of big men with top-five upside, great nicknames and tons of risk -- whose current average draft positions are ninth and 10th, respectively.Rosenstein on why Cousins should go ahead of DavisAnthony Davis, without a doubt, is one of the most exciting young players in the NBA today. I mean, how many guys at 6-foot-10 have comparable athleticism, length and ballhandling ability? In many ways hes the exact opposite of Sacramento center DeMarcus Cousins; one boasts a charismatic personality whos so smooth it appears he glides up and down the court. The other has come under consistent criticism for his off-the court antics and has a physical, bruising style around the rim.Sexy versus ugly. And Im taking ugly.Similar to last weeks debate on LeBron vs. the Greek Freak, I prefer knowing what Im going to get rather than hoping that player takes the next step. James is as consistent as they come, and Cousins is fairly similar in that regard.The Sacramento star has averaged 20.2 points, 10.8 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.2 blocks per game through his six-season career, but what I like most is hes clearly trending up. As he assumes more of a leadership role in the Kings offense, his overall production has improved. Take last season as an example, as he posted career bests in points (26.9), steals (1.6), field goals made (9.2) and free throws made (7.3) a night. Many of his other statistics remained in elite range.His overall production is, in fact, remarkably similar to Davis. The following categories showed them with nearly identical numbers per 36 minutes on the court: average points, average steals, field goal percentage, free throw percentage and 3-point percentage. But while you may scoff at that final statistic, keep this in mind: Cousins made 70 long-distance shots last season after attempting just 69 in his career prior to that. Its an added aspect to his already versatile offensive arsenal. He also gets to the line more -- 8.2 attempts per 36 minutes compared to 6.3 for Davis -- and has shown a better ability to find teammates for scores. His 3.1 assists per 36 minutes is nearly double that of The Brow.Another major factor is the differences in offense. The Kings went through Cousins so often last season that he ranked No. 2 overall in usage rate (33.2) behind Russell Westbrook. Davis was 23rd. Sacramento also finished as No. 1 overall in pace, which means there should be a greater amount of possessions for Cousins to put up huge stats each night. The Pelicans, in contrast, were 11th. Even without Rajon Rondo at the point, I dont see a major difference in Darren Collison, and have no reason to believe the Kings wont finish at or near the top again.Lastly -- and this is the biggest reason why Id side with Cousins over Davis -- is health. If I owned the Pelicans big man on a fantasy team, I would need to check on his status every night to make sure he wasnt hurt. In four seasons, hes already missed 68 games to a variety of injuries. Even this preseason, he had an ankle sprain. Cousins has had injuries in his career, but nothing close to as frequent as this.In fantasy basketball, you need your stars to be there when it matters most. Not on the bench in a suit.Carpenter on why Davis should go ahead of CousinsBoogie versus The Unibrow! Sounds more like this debate belongs in ESPNs WWE section.Lets face facts here: Aside from maybe Hassan Whiteside, there arent two players in fantasy hoops who have such a high risk/reward ratio. Each surely would land in the top five if he is able to play 82 games, but Davis hasnt topped 68 games during his four-season career and Cousins has topped 71 games just once since his rookie campaign.With that much volatility, its no wonder they have fallen to the bottom of the first round.Still, if I were to pick one, it would be Davis, and Ill point to four reasons:1. MaturityDavis is 23. Cousins is 26. Unfortunately, age doesnt always equate to maturity.Cousins has a short fuse, which led to a one-game suspension last season for racking up too many technicals, but thats not the real issue. When it comes to converting talent into maximum fantasy stats, a player needs to be fully dedicated to his craft, something we have rarely seen from Boogie during his six-season career.Although Davis has not been able to stay healthy, he has generally showed quality focus on the court.2. PercentagesCousins lack of on-court focus has been reflected in a fading field goal percentage (49.6 FG?percentage , 46.7 FG?percentage , 45.1 FG percentage?the past three seasons) and inconsistency at the stripe (72.6 FT?percentage , 78.2 FT?percentage , 71.8 FT percentage?in that same stretch).Thats not something you can simply gloss over, either, considering he took 20.5 field goal attempts and 10.2 free throw attempts per game last season.We saw Davis percentages slip last season (49.3 FG?percentage ; first season under 51.6 FG percentage-- 75.8 FT?percentage ; first season under 79.1 FT percentage?since rookie campaign), but Im willing to blame that on a nagging knee issue which required surgery, from which he has since recovered.3. BlocksWe also saw the Brows block production fade, as his 2.0 BPG marks the first time since his rookie run that he failed to average at least 2.8 BPG. But Boogies career-high mark is 1.7 BPG.Big-time shot-blockers are a scarce commodity - even more so when it comes to those who score and shoot well from the stripe.If Davis worst production in blocks is better than Cousins best, thats a notable edge in a key category.4. StabilityNeither the Pelicans nor Kings have done a good job of putting together a well-rounded roster, but Cousins is on his sixth head coach, the Kings lack player leadership on the court and in the locker room, and from ownership to the front office, its been an absolute circus in recent years.To me, an immature mercurial player like Cousins without leadership and direction is just a mess waiting to happen. Maybe new coach Dave Joerger can find the magic touch, but I remain skeptical.Instead, give me the Brow and his more enticing all-around stats. I prefer crossing my fingers in the hope that he can stay on the court for 70-75 games, because the only thing I see stopping him from a top-five finish is his health -- and thats an issue that also continues to plague Boogie. Wayne Gretzky Jersey . Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the Carolina Hurricanes, announced Wednesday that the team would assign Swedish forward Elias Lindholm to his nations team for the upcoming tournament. Teppo Numminen Jersey . The news was first reported on Gonzalezs Twitter account and confirmed by the Rockies. Gonzalez has a six-week window before position players have their first workout at spring training in Arizona. .C. -- When North Carolina freshman Ryan Switzer reported to training camp in August he was a little miffed to learn he was third on the depth chart at punt returner. England 162 for 5 (Beaumont 78) beat Sri Lanka 161 (Hartley 2-23, Hazell 2-24, Marsh 2-25) by five wicketsScorecard Tammy Beaumont anchored Englands run-chase with 78 from 79 balls to secure a 3-0 series lead against Sri Lanka in Colombo, with the fourth and final ODI to come at the same venue on Thursday.Despite losing the toss and being asked to field first, England seized control of the contest from the outset, pinning Sri Lanka down to a run-rate of three an over with a disciplined bowling performance in which their three spinners, Laura Marsh, Alex Hartley and Danielle Hazell, each picked up two wickets apiece.Sri Lankas innings never really gathered any momentum. Nipuni Hansika, the opening batsman, top-scored with 29 from 66 balls, but she was the second wicket to fall, bowled by Hazell in the 21st over, and EEngland never relinquished their stranglehold. Nick Cousins Jersey. 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Team president Russ Brandon told the Associated Press on Monday that its his intention to take another run at reaching a multiyear deal with Byrd next off-season despite a failure to secure one this year. Brandon called the prospects of re-signing Byrd as being "absolutely" realistic even though negotiations with the two-time Pro Bowl player have reached a stalemate. "Obviously, our goal was to have that done by July 15. We didnt meet that goal," Brandon said, referring to an NFL-imposed deadline that passed to reach a multiyear deal. "But well pull up our boot straps, and as soon as we can start on that again, we will." Under league rules, re-opening talks on a long-term deal will have to wait until this seasons over. The more pressing concern is when -- or if -- Byrd intends to report to the Bills this year. Byrd remains unsigned because he has yet to accept the one-year, $6.9 million offer the Bills in designating him their franchise player in March. The Bills applied the designation to retain Byrds rights and prevent the fourth-year player fromm becoming an unrestricted free agent. Authentic Mets Jerseys. Byrd would once again be eligible to become an unrestricted free agent in March, and the Bills would once again have the option to apply the franchise tag. Brandon provided few updates on Byrds status with the Bills into their second week of training camp in suburban Rochester. He said the two sides have "open lines of communication," but didnt know the last time Jim Overdorf, the teams chief negotiator, last spoke with Byrds agent, Eugene Parker. And Brandon couldnt predict when Byrd might finally report. "I hope he walks in in 10 minutes," Brandon said. "Our goal is to have Jairus back in camp. We cant wait for him to get here. Well welcome him with open arms." Parker has declined comment on the status of talks and when he expects Byrd to report to the team. Brandon said there is "absolutely zero contention" between the two sides, and noted that both are simply exercising their rights under league rules. As for the failure to reach a long-term deal this off-season, Brandon characterized it as "two sides not completely on the same page for where we wanted to be by July 15." Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '

VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Coyotes forward Brad Richardson was carted off the ice on a stretcher in the second period of Arizonas 3-2 loss to Vancouver on Thursday night. Canucks Jerseys Outlet .Richardson, 31, was taken to the hospital for further evaluation, and the Coyotes said they expect to update his condition Friday.Its a big hole we have to fill in the middle, goalie Louis Domingue said. He plays crucial minutes in crucial areas of the game, but just the fact he goes down like that, it is a big bummer for our team.Richardson injured his right leg on an innocent-looking hit from Canucks defenseman Nikita Tryamkin with 8:37 left in the second period. Richardson crumpled to the ice and threw his gloves off in agony under the 6-foot-7, 265-pound Tryamkin.Medical staffs from both teams attended to Richardson by the boards in the Canucks zone for several minutes before loading him onto a stretcher. His right leg was elevated as fans at Rogers Arena gave the former Vancouver player a nice ovation before he was placed in a waiting ambulance.Richardson opened the scoring earlier in the period with his fifth goal of the season.The Associated Press contributed to this report. Wholesale Canucks Jerseys . -- About a third of the way through the regular season, the Washington Wizards are at . Discount Canucks Jerseys . Parker had 26 points and eight assists and San Antonio beat Toronto 112-99 Monday night. "We won that game because of Tony Parkers aggressiveness," Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. "His juice; his aggression all night long. . -- Adam Snyder returned to the San Francisco 49ers this season because the offensive lineman thought it was his best opportunity to win a championship. CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Illinois coach Lovie Smith says he does not know much about Murray State.Racers coach Mike Stewart says he resorted to YouTube to watch how Smiths NFL teams went about their business.The season-opener between the two teams on Saturday is shrouded in a bit of mystery for the two coaches, neither of whom has been in place for very long. Smith is an NFL veteran getting ready to coach his first college game in front of a fan base desperate to finally cheer for a winner while Stewart is entering his second season with Murray State after a 3-8 season a year ago.The teams have never played each other, but what is certain is the optimism around the Illinois program with Smiths debut finally here.Illinois has had losing records in seven of the past eight seasons. A year ago, the Illini were getting ready for their opener after coach Tim Beckman was abruptly fired following an investigation that found he interfered in player medical decisions and pushed players to play hurt. Illinois finished the season 5-7 under interim coach Bill Cubit.For Steward, the opener has required some homework based on Smiths background as a head coach of the Chicago Bears and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.Weve been watching Tampa Bay Bucs film. Just type in, like, Tampa Bay versus Atlanta Falcons on YouTube and watching it, he said.Things to look for Saturday when Illinois hosts the Football Championship Subdivision Racers:LOVIES FIRSTSSmith admitted to butterflies this week as he prepared for his opener.Theres a lot of excitement, to put it mildly. Its been a long time since I walked into a stadium with a band playing, he said.CAN ILLINOIS RUN?Smith and offensive coordinator Garrick McGee have said tthe Illinois offense will have to be able to run, and run with power, to succeed. Canucks Jerseys From China. That plan includes a fullback, something Illinois didnt use last year. Sophomore tailback KeShawn Vaughn likes the idea of running downhill and doing it behind a big fullback.It makes me feel more comfortable back there, Vaughn said.DEFENSIVE PRESSUREIllinois players are looking forward to life in the Tampa 2 defense that Smith and defensive coordinator Hardy Nickerson have installed. Thats particularly true for linemen who say their priority is the pass rush, with this weeks target being Racers quarterback KD Humphries.Ive got the green light to just go get the ball, make a play in the backfield, defensive end Carroll Phillips said.MURRAYS AMBITIONSStewart believes that if his young team plays as it has in practice, it can be good. But for that to happen, he says his players cant let a Big Ten opponent and a 60,000-seat stadium overwhelm them.Thats the biggest thing is just calming those kids down and saying, `Hey listen, you do realize that this is the same exact play that weve been running for the last three weeks? Nothing has changed, Stewart said.THE LESS THEY KNOWAs an NFL head coach, Smith was accustomed to league rules requiring a certain level of detail in injury reports.One part of college football I like is you dont have an injury list that you have to go through, Smith joked, adding that the Illini had no serious injuries.---Follow David Mercer on Twitter: (at)davidmercerAP---Online: AP college football coverage: Cheap NFL JerseysCheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '

Out-of-form West Coast defender Eric Mackenzie will regain his spot in the side as soon as he rediscovers his mojo, according to teammate Sharrod Wellingham. Markieff Morris Jersey.Mackenzie was rated as one of the AFLs best defenders in 2014, but hes been unable to recapture his golden form since undergoing a knee reconstruction last year.The 28-year-old hasnt featured for the Eagles since being dropped following the round-11 loss to the Western Bulldogs and hes no certainty to return for next weeks home clash with North Melbourne.Eagles coach Adam Simpson hasnt been afraid to make big calls on the selection front this season, axing the Mackenzie, Lewis Jetta, Scott Lycett and Jack Redden.Tom Barrass has flourished in defence since replacing Mackenzie in the side, while fellow backmen Will Schofield and Jeremy McGovern are enjoying strong seasons.Mackenzie will be aiming to push his case for a recall when he lines up for WAFL side East Perth on Saturday, and Wellingham is confident its only a matter of time before the 2014 club champion is back in the senior side.Hes a great defender - one of the best in the league before he had his injury, Wellingham said.Hes taken a little while to come back and have that confidence in his body.But as soon as he gets back to 100 per cent, Im sure hell have a spot ready and waiting for him.Mitch Brown is in a fight to retain his spot after struggling in the role of back-up ruckman during Thursday nights 78-point trouncing of Essendon.Brown, who usually plays in defence, also failed to fire up forward, tallying just 13 possessions, six hit-outs, and 0.1 in his first AFL match of the year.Simpson will consider recalling either Jonathan Giles or Fraser McInnes to help Scott Lycett battle it out with North Melbourne ruckman Todd Goldstein on Sunday week.West Coast sit just one win adrift of second spot despite failing to beat a top-eight side this year.Last years grand finalists still loom as a premiership smokey, but Wellingham says they need to work on becoming more consistent.In quarters, in games, we need to make sure were harder on each other and get the best out of each other, Wellingham said. Tim Frazier Jersey .ca NFL Power Rankings, overtaking the Denver Broncos and remaining ahead of NFC competition San Francisco, Carolina and New Orleans. John Wall Jersey . Woodson said during a radio interview Thursday that the Knicks Carmelo Anthony doesnt get the same calls as other superstars. . The defence is doing its part, too. Drew Brees threw a pair of touchdown passes in the first half and the guys on the other side made sure that was enough, sending the Saints to a 17-13 victory over the Atlanta Falcons on Thursday night. South Africa allrounder Chris Morris has been ruled out of action for two months with a left knee injury. Morris had been carrying the niggle for eight months but it worsened over the last two weeks which led to the CSA medical committee recommending a break for full recovery. The injury rules him out of the ODIs against Ireland and Australia.Chris has been carrying a chronic left knee patella tendon injury for the last eight months which we have treated and managed up to this point, South Africa team manager Dr Mohammed Moosajee said. The injury has flared up considerably over the last two weeks leaving us with no option but rest and rehabilitation to allow the knee time to fully recover. Michael Jordan Jersey. . He will take no further part in the match against Ireland and the series against Australia and will target a return back to international cricket for the Sunfoil Test series against Sri Lanka in December.Dwaine Pretorius was added to the squad for the ODIs against Australia which start on September 30 in Centurion. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '

COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Trevor Knight and the Texas A&M offense took some time to get started Saturday, but when the Aggies got going, they were tough to slow down. Juwan Howard Jersey .Knight threw for 344 yards and three touchdowns and ran for another score in a 67-0 rout of Prairie View A&M.Knight finished 21 of 37 and threw touchdowns of 8 yards to Speedy Noil and 34 and 64 yards to Christian Kirk in the second quarter as the 20th-ranked Aggies (2-0) built a 38-0 halftime lead. Knight also ran for a 78 yards on seven carries in just over one half of play.We didnt start as quickly as I hoped we would, Knight said. Theres not a lot of explanation for that besides execution. We have to execute better out of the gates. We settled in obviously and got some big plays going, especially in that second quarter and to start the third quarter.The Aggies extended their home non-conference win streak to 23 games and are 2-0 for the fourth straight season.As a coach, when you set out and have a plan -- not necessarily Xs and Os plan but what you ask guys to do -- and that happens, you feel good about it, Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin said. The key to any successful team is to be able to duplicate that week in and week out.Texas A&M outgained the Panthers 672-205 in earning its largest shutout since defeating Missouri 73-0 on Sept. 18, 1993.Shutouts are hard to come by, Texas A&M cornerback Nick Harvey, who also had a 73-yard punt return for a touchdown, said. Getting a shutout doesnt happen every day. We feel great right now, but we made some mistakes.Texas A&M managed a 22-yard field goal in the first 10 minutes before busting the game open over the final 18 minutes of the half.Keith Ford, who had two touchdowns, had an 11-yard scoring run with three minutes left in the opening quarter before Knight tight-roped the sideline for the final 5 yards of a 32-yard TD scamper to end the first.With us, its getting up to our tempo, Kirk said. All we need is one explosive play to get us going. Once we get that first explosive play, we take advantage of the tempo and get right back on to the ball and start running our plays.Prairie View (1-1), which plays in the FCS Southwestern Athletic Conference, had a 38-yard field goal blocked and missed a 42-yard field goal in the first half.We knew going into it that we were going to have to play above ourselves to have a chance against a top 20 SEC program, Prairie View coach Willie Simmons said. I thought they competed for 60 minutes. They didnt quit. We have them our best punch, and thats all you can ask for.Trey Green threw for 160 yards on 13 of 39 passing, but the Aggies defense had pressure on Green throughout the game.TAKEAWAYTEXAS A&M: The Aggies played well in every facet of the game ahead of their SEC opener. The first-team offense was balanced, while the defense kept pressure on Prairie View throughout. The lone miscue was a Knight interception in the end zone to end a drive in the second quarter.BY THE NUMBERSPRAIRIE VIEW A&M: Demarquo LaStrappe caught six passes for 88 yards. The Panthers totaled 32 rushing yards led by Dawonya Tuckers 28 yards.TEXAS A&M: Kirk had 106 yards receiving on five catches to go with his two touchdowns. The Aggies had 30 first downs. The defense finished with two sacks, including a safety.THEY SAID ITWe put 67 points on the board and pitched a shutout on the defensive side, Knight said. Thats about us. Do I think we can still improve in so many different areas? Yes. 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England hosted the event, with some matches also taking place in Cardiff, during September and October last year, and the competition was heralded as the biggest and best to date, breaking records on and off the field.The new report outlines how Rugby World Cup 2015 generated £2.3bn in output, added £1.1bn to the UK GDP, attracted 406,000 international visitors from 151 nations and supported 34,000 jobs or volunteer roles. With 2.47m ticket sales, the World Cup 2015 was the fifth largest single-sport event ever held, and as well as huge attendances in the traditional rugby heartlands of the midlands and south of England, six matches were held in Newcastle, Leeds and Manchester, where 291,000 tickets were sold.World Rugby chairman Bernard Lapasset said: Rugby World Cup 2015 was a very special and record-breaking global celebration of rugby and its character-building values and widely regarded as the biggest and best Rugby World Cup to date. 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The first time Ian Bell played in a Lords final he had his whole career in front of him. Discount White Sox Jerseys . He was only 20 but he had long been tipped for greatness. And, as he caressed an unbeaten 65 - the only half-century of a match in which the players still wore whites - to win Warwickshire the 2002 Benson and Hedges Cup, it became clear to a wide audience that he was a special talent.He had been to the ground before. As an 11-year-old he ran on to the pitch - you could do that in those more innocent days - to celebrate Warwickshires 1993 NatWest final victory over Sussex. Asif Dins game. It was, Bell says now, the day I knew I wanted to play cricket. Not for England; for Warwickshire.He has been back to the ground many times. He is on the honours board four times (for Test centuries in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2013) and led Warwickshire to another trophy - both as captain and centurion - when he made 107 as his team defeated Somerset in the 2010 Clydesdale Bank 40. Nobody else in the side passed 30.Well leave it for another time to discuss whether he has achieved everything he promised in those early days. But surely all but the most churlish would agree that, after 118 Tests, 22 Test centuries, the Man of the Series award in the 2013 Ashes (as well as playing in four other winning Ashes teams) and 161 ODIs he can look back with pride on an excellent career. And, leaving the stats aside, how many England right-handers have timed the ball as sweetly? Bell has, at times, made batting look beautiful.But while much has changed - Do you remember when he had ginger hair? one of his team-mates jokes - his passion for representing Warwickshire has not. Other players might have fallen out of love with the county that gave them their first opportunity, but not Bell. He might well be the best cricketer this club has produced - he is almost certainly its most successful - but he admits he will take a moment on Saturday to look towards the grandstand where he sat with his family and remember how far he has come. It will not be an insignificant moment for him.He feels he has unfinished business, though. Not only does he hanker after an England recall (he would go to Bangladesh if asked), but he is desperate to revive the fortunes of a Warwickshire team that are, by their standards, enduring a pretty grim season.A grim season? Theyre in a Lords final!True. But they also failed to make the quarter-finals of the NatWest Blast and find themselves neck deep in the Championship relegation battle. For an experienced, well-resourced squad rated the best the club had ever had at the start of the season by their director of cricket, Dougie Brown, that is a bitter disappointment. Bell makes no attempt to hide it.Getting to Lords is a fantastic achievement, he says. But we have to take it on its own. It cant take away the need to improve. We cant paper over cracks. We need to talk very honestly. We need to sort a few things out.There are things that, without a shadow of a doubt, we have to address. There have been things going on that you cant talk about; things that were hopefully going to move forward with. Not getting through the group stages in T20 - especially having won five of our first six games; we then won one from six - was disappointing and it is the same in the Championship. At the halfway point, we were in the mix to win it. But we only have ourselves to blame for being in a relegation scrap now.Such disappointments will bring a review at the end of the season. The mumbles around Edgbaston somewhat harshly blame Brown - it is incredible how a spell as coach can ruin the reputation of a man viewed as a club legend a couple of years ago and it does appear his relationship with some senior players has soured - but Bell is having none of it.The players are the ones responsible, he says. Were a brilliant side on paper. I havent played in a Championship side this year when I would look at the opposition team and think were not a better team than them, but the problem is, you dont play on paper. Weve as good, if not a better, batting line-up than anyone in the country. But its not quite worked. And I count myself in that.You cross the line and you have to front up. The one thing we havent done this year is win key passages of play. I could make excuses about the weather: I could say we were four times in positions to win and the weather stopped us but I think that would be a cop-out. We havent been good enough.Are we doing the right things? Are we playing the right brand of cricket in four-day cricket? Are we talking the right language? Are we training hard enough and trying to get better? Those are the questions we have to ask ourselves and we have to do it straight away at the end of the season.Perhaps the biggest disappointment has been Bells own form. While he started the season with an innings of 174 at Hampshire, no further centuries followed. For one so gifted, his Championship average of 33.88 with only four scores over 50 is modest.There are some mitigating factors. Warwickshire have played on some pretty tricky batting surfaces in recent times - a score of 30 would have been good at times in the match against Yorkshire, Bell says - and there were games, earlier in the season, when rain thwarted them. It also appears that Bell, desperate to revive the fortunes of the team he loves, has been drawn into working on areas of the club - the academy, recruitment, even a membership drive in the early months of the year - that are usually beyond the remit of a captain. He makes no excuses, but you wonder if the demands of leading an increasingly divided dressing room have taken their toll.He has, he says, held meetings with Andrew Strauss twice in the last three weeks, as well as James Whitaker and Trevor Bayliss. But he has not scored the runs to persuade England to pick him. He will look out for the squad announcement on Friday more in hope than expectation.So, has it been frustrating to see his England hopes slip away? Its more frustrating that weve lost a couple of games that we should have won, he says. Ive tried not to think too much about England. Im averaging mid-30s. Im trying bloody hard to average 50. But its not been the case.Its difficult to know why. Out in the middle it feels pretty good. Its been challenging. Youve got to look inside yourself.My batting actually feels in a pretty good place. But, from an individual point of view - if Im going to play for England again - we havent really played on wickets that allow you to go out and get a big hundred.He has not given up, though. And whatever happens this winter - he is currently scheduled to play for Perth Scorchers in the Big Bash - he is not going to give up. It wont dim my desire to play at all, he says. At our medicals the other day [centrally contracted players - Bell still is one - have medicals, performance reviews and fitness tests each September] I said, if they dont take me this winter, I still want to play for England. Whether thats next summer or the following winter, I will keep going. Unless they tell me the door is closed, I will keep trying to do it for as long as I can. I still want to play.But I completely admit that I cant sit here and say Ive bashed the door down enough to say pick me. Id love to have five hundreds and an average of 65 and say pick me, but I cant.My desire, my will, my training, everything is all geared up to playing for England. I have been through the highs and lows of wearing that England shirt and I know how hard you have to work. The rewards are massive, but also you have some really tough days.Theyve been very clear that the door is never shut. If it is not to be this winter, I will be working hard to come back again a better player. If I start the season well again next year I hope to give myself a chance. Theres an Ashes tour in a year and a half. Experience will be valuable there, and if I am playing as well as I can, hopefully I will be on that trip.When I left Sharjah [on Englands tour of the UAE], it didnt feel like it would be my last game of cricket. And I didnt want it to be my last. I didnt feel in a particularly good place. I was pretty fatigued. But once I came out of that environment, I still believed I had the hunger to play some more.I know not everyone gets the opportunity to go out in the best way. So I am not sat here in dream world, thinking about being paraded around the SCG. I know there are massive challenges ahead. So if they dont take me now I am not going to give up. I will keep trying as hard as I can until I get told: Weve moved on.Warwickshire approach the game with some tricky selection decisions to make. William Porterfield, an experienced international opening batsman, is available but may miss out as the club maintain the successful partnership between Jonathan Trott (who has made three centuries and a half-century in the competition this season) and Sam Hain (the highest run-scorer in the competition this season).Equally, while their policy of playing three spinners has served them well on the road to Lords, they may decide to alter it in mind of the 10.30am start and what appears to be a well-grassed pitch. While the Lords square looks unusually dry, it seems the MCC plan to use the pitch from the final in next weeks Championship match between Middlesex and Yorkshire. Keith Barker, the leading wicket-taker among seamers in Division One, could therefore come into the side in place of Josh Poysden or Ateeq Javid.Either way, Bell is determined to savour the day. He wants to inspire a new generation of players and supporters as he was once inspired by his Warwickshire heroes. 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Yep, the Sky did that.Chicagos season-saving 70-66 victory came largely thanks to its zone defense. Theoretically, it didnt seem as if it should have worked. The Sky had tried it earlier in the series, and it didnt stop the Sparks.But it was also the most strategically sensible thing to try again. Los Angeles post trio of Ogwumike, Candace Parker and Jantel Lavender had decimated the Sky in the first two games. And the Sparks interior strength was dominating early on in the third game, too.In fact, after the first quarter, when Los Angeles led 23-14, it was hard to picture the Sky taking control of the game. But they were physical and aggressive in the zone, and were able to force Los Angeles to do exactly what they wanted: go away from pounding the ball inside and take a ton of 3-pointers.The Sparks were a hideous 6 of 33 from behind the arc (18.2 percent). Had they come closer to their league-best 37.5 percent 3-point shooting in the regular season, then the Sparks would be home in Los Angeles now preparing to face Minnesota in the WNBA Finals.But kudos to the Sky for putting the Sparks in a position where they took more lower-percentage shots than they wanted to. The Sparks knew that was a trap they needed to avoid, but they fell into it anyway.Chicago had great leadership from point guard Courtney Vandersloot (17 points, five assists). Tamera Young and Jessica Breland each scored eight points and were strong defensively. The Sky got a big-time performance from rookie center Imani Boyette (13 points, 11 rebounds). And they had good work off the bench from center Clarissa Dos Santos and guard Jamierra Faulkner, who combined for 16 points, nine assists and seven rebounds.It was a case of a team saying, OK, we know most people expect us to lose, but were just not going down that easily. It wasnt necessarily the style of game you generally expect the Sky to win, yet it was exactly the kind they needed to play at this point in the series.By contrast, this was not at all what the Sparks wanted. Los Angeles Kristi Toliver was 3 of 12 from 3-point range, and Parker was 1 of 6 from behind the arc. Theyd be the first to say they didnt play up to their standards.The Sparks did not take Game 3 for granted. Even after they coasted to victory in Los Angeles on Friday night, the Sparks were aware that Sunday was going to be difficult. They fully expected the Sky to play very hard to stay alive. But the Sparks didnt expect theyd be held to fewer than 70 points.Los Angeles had Chicago pretty much on the ropes, but the Sky still had fight in them. And they will again Tuesday. 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RIO DE JANEIRO -- Andy Murray has decided to extend his stay in the Olympic athletes village to the end of the Games despite a growing number of problems emerging about security and facilities.The British Olympic Association (BOA) confirmed Friday that nine of its teams bags had gone missing after they transferred from their Belo Horizonte training camp to the village.Australian athletes have also had problems, with the reported theft of laptops and complaints about toilets and showers not working in their apartments.Murray, Britains flag bearer in Fridays opening ceremony, said earlier this year that he would stay outside the village to improve his chances of retaining his 2012 title.He had been persuaded to spend some time in the village by the BOA but had been thought likely to stay for no more than one or two days. The Scots management company told ESPN only this week that his commitment to living with the other 11,000-plus athletes and delegates in that area while at the Games was not guaranteed at that stage.But Team GB tennis coach Leon Smith, speaking before news of the bags going missing emerged, said: Everyone is in, Andy as well, and we are all soaking up as much of the atmosphere as possible.Team GB have done a lot of work on our block and we have everything we need here. We share living space with the other tennis players and have fun in the evening. Andy is in the village and the plan is for the whole time. Hes looking to stay.Murrays decision -- made before he was appointed team flag bearer -- was confirmed by the BOA, which spent 6 weeks improving facilities and ensuring there were no problems with its athletes quarters before the Games.The governing body, which had plumbers and other tradesmen on hand for work, has even helped out other less organised national associations, and its operation has been deemed a great success.A perimeter fence decorated with pictures of the team mascot, Pride the Lion, in a range of sporting poses, greets the athletes on their way in, and there are Union Flag deckchairs, a giant television screen and a table tennis table outside the block.There are also posters inside advising on which official kit to wear on which days, as well as social mediaa guidelines and, in addition to exercise cycles, red, white and blue Brompton folding bikes for the athletes to get around the large park area. Concord 11 Cheap. Security, however, is largely outside the BOAs control and problems have been reported in the village.A small number of bags -- nine from a total of nearly 3,000 pieces of luggage -- are currently unaccounted for following their transfer from Belo Horizonte to the Olympic Village in Rio, a statement from the BOA said.We are working hard to locate the bags as soon as possible. In the meantime all athletes continue to train as normal and are unaffected when it comes to training and competition wear. The focus of athletes involved is very much on the start of the Games and their own performances.The BOA said it was unclear whether the bags had been stolen or lost but the Games organising body, Rio 2016, has acknowledged there have been issues.A spokesman said: We are taking measures to reinforce security across the venue and will continue to gather feedback from the chef de missions through our daily meetings. We are greatly appreciative of the close cooperation and understanding of the delegations as we work together to resolve issues.Another potential downside for Murray could be the amount of attention he gets going to and from the accommodation, with other athletes wanting selfies and autographs.The Briton found himself delayed on his way to a media conference Thursday by members of the worlds press wanting pictures with him.Smith said: Everybody has been respectful and Andy cares about people. Thats why he is in the village, so he can be around the other athletes and spend time with them.Murray has been drawn to face Serbian Viktor Troicki in the first round and, despite not playing since winning Wimbledon, has impressed in practice.Andy is playing great tennis, is in great form and full of confidence, said Smith. He seems very happy and doesnt look rusty. This is a big focus point for him. 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DENVER -- The St. Yankees Jerseys Outlet . Louis Cardinals picked up a win before a pitch was even thrown when reserve outfielder Jose Martinez captured a playful, pregame staredown with Colorado reliever Carlos Estevez.Too bad for the Cardinals that didnt count in the standings. They sure couldve used it.Nolan Arenado hit a grand slam, German Marquez pitched five solid innings for his first major league win and the Rockies slowed the Cardinals playoff chase with an 11-1 victory on Wednesday.The Cardinals, who had won four straight, entered the day tied with New York and San Francisco atop the NL wild-card standings. The Mets and Giants both played later.Arenado broke open the game in the second with his NL-leading 39th homer of the season. His fourth career slam made it 6-1.Its a pitch that simply caught too much of the plate.Stayed straight, starter Luke Weaver said. For it to flatten out at such a big moment right there is disappointing.Weaver (1-4) was roughed up by the Rockies, surrendering seven hits and six runs in two innings. Before this game, the right-hander had allowed 12 earned runs in his last seven starts combined.The Cardinals had some early momentum when that standoff went their way just after the anthem.Heres how it unfolded: Estevez and Martinez stood near their dugouts -- with their baseball cap over their heart -- and refused to back down until the other moved first.Estevez blinked first and made a winner of Martinez, who celebrated before retreating to the dugout. Estevez said manager Walt Weiss pulled him in out of fear of being ejected.Its not fun to have one less bullpen guy, Estevez explained.Martinez was going to see this thing through to the end -- no matter the consequences.The umpire asked me, `Why you do that? Im like, `When youre a rookie and a big league guy asks you to stand up there, I stand up there, said Martinez, who had a pinch-hit single in the seventh. The most important thing is we have fun and the fans enjoyed it.This was a memorable day for Marquez (1-0), who made his first big league start after three appearances out of the bullpen. He allowed one run and struck out three.At 21 years, 212 days, Marquez was the second-youngest pitcher in Rockies history to earn his first win, the team announced. The youngest was Jamey Wright (21-206).A great pitching performance from the kid today, Weiss said. Its easy -- easy velocity. Very effortless.The hard-throwing Marquez was acquired in January as part of the deal that sent outfielder Corey Dickerson to Tampa Bay. Marquez pitched a majority of the season for Double-A Hartford, where he was chosen as the pitcher of the year in the Eastern League.Marquez worked his way out of several dicey situations against the best road team in baseball. He allowed his only run in the second, when Jeremy Hazelbaker led off with a double and later scored on Kolten Wongs sacrifice fly.The Cardinals took two of three from Colorado during a series in which their starting pitchers were brilliant at the plate. Carlos Martinez, Adam Wainwright and Weaver went a combined 4 for 4 with two doubles and six RBI. Weaver had a single in his only plate appearance.DJ LeMahieu got two hits and drove in two runs to raise his average to .351. He holds a slight lead over Washingtons Daniel Murphy in the NL batting race.TRAINERS ROOMCardinals: OF Matt Holliday (broken right thumb) is hoping to take live batting practice Friday at Wrigley Field before the Chicago Cubs series. ... C Yadier Molina had the day off.Rockies: Third base coach Stu Cole sat out another day after being hit in the head by a ball that caromed off another during batting practice Tuesday.THIS & THATRockies catcher Tom Murphy had a three-run homer as part of a five-run seventh. ... 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And after tipping wins for England and Northern Ireland on Friday, Nicholas expects both Wales and Republic of Ireland to record positive results in their pursuit of a place at the 2018 World Cup.Read on to get the views of the Soccer Saturday expert... Wales v Serbia (Saturday, 7.45pm, live on Sky Sports 1)Its a big bonus for Wales having Aaron Ramsey back. Anybody could see in the north London derby that his energy levels were great considering his injury problems. Gareth Bale and Wales host Serbia on Saturday Serbia are difficult though. Theyre a strong physical side that are dangerous on the counter-attack. Aleksandar Kolarov is their danger man going forward for me with his set-pieces.However, I think that Wales trio of Gareth Bale, who is in great form, Ramsey and Joe Allen, who is also doing well at Stoke, should see them throughCharlie predicts: 2-1 and Ramsey to score first (50/1 with Sky Bet) Wales vs Serbia November 12, 2016, 7:15pm Live on Get Sky Sports Get a Sky Sports pass Austria v Republic of Ireland (Saturday, 5pm, live on Sky Sports 1)This is a tough game, although the thing about Austria is theyre lacking a star name and you can frustrate them. Youth Yankees Jerseys. I always feel like Martin ONeill is an attacking manager that looks for weaknesses. The Republic of Ireland are strong defensively as well with Roy Keane instilling the discipline. Martin ONeill and the Republic of Ireland go to Austria A guy who doesnt impress me a lot of the time for his club but is great for his country is James McClean. He is that annoying player that just pops up at the back post and is always there to feed off the scraps.Wes Hoolahan is the one that has the quality though. Hes taken a long time to really be a big part of the Ireland set-up but is delivering on a regular basis now.Charlie predicts: 0-1 and Hoolahan to score (60/1 with Sky Bet) Austria vs Rep Ire November 12, 2016, 4:45pm Live on Get Sky Sports Get a Sky Sports pass Also See: No experience necessary! Tyler: Chelsea chasing record Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '

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