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Malaysia will not look to extend its Formula One contract when its current deal expires in 2018, according to the governments tourism and culture minister. Sale Air Max 90 .In October it emerged Malaysian Grand Prix officials and government ministers were considering dropping the event due to falling attendances, with the New Straits Times reporting a 10 percent reduction year on year. The 2016 edition only saw a 60 percent capacity crowd and what local media reported to be the lowest TV viewing figures since the event joined the calendar in 1999.With the money required to host the event continuing to rise, minister Nazri Abdul Aziz says the circuit will not be seeking a contract extension after 2018.The current agreement is from 2016 to 2018. So once that ends, there will be no more [F1], Aziz told local media. F1 attendance is dropping and there is less attraction now. We are spending RM 300 million a year [$97 million].The cost of hosting F1 has increased 10-fold compared to the first time it was held.By contrast to the F1 race, the popularity of the Moto GP event in Malaysia has grown in popularity in recent years.?Aziz also said Malaysia has not produced enough F1 drivers in the years it has hosted the race. Alex Yoong, who competed in 12 races for Minardi between 2001 and 2002, remains the nations only Formula One driver. Discount Air Max 90 2018 . Miller reached right to deflect Mikhail Grabovskis attempt with just over 2 minutes remaining in regulation, and then made two more saves in the shootout Sunday to give the Sabres a 2-1 win over the Washington Capitals. Wholesale Air Max 90 . The 29-year-old Baines has established himself as one of the top attacking full backs in the country and was the subject of two bids from United during the last off-season. Everton manager Roberto Martinez says that keeping Baines at the club is a "massive boost and exciting for the future" because he brings "maturity and football knowledge in a very specialized position on the pitch" and an "infectious and positive influence to the rest of the squad. . -- Former San Diego Chargers safety Paul Oliver was found dead at his Atlanta-area home Tuesday night, and a medical examiner said Wednesday that the ex-player committed suicide. RIO DE JANEIRO -- The womens Olympic golf tournament boasts a strong field of 60 worldwide players, including No. 1-ranked Lydia Ko, who is among 39 Olympians who compete on the LPGA Tour.The players range in age from Aditi Ashok, 18, of India to Catriona Matthew, 46 of Great Britain. There is also a Hall of Famer, Inbee Park, one of four South Korean golfers in the field.There are also three amateurs -- Irelands Leona Maguire, Switzerlands Albane Valenzuela and Hong Kongs Tiffany Chan -- who managed to play in enough professional events to earn world ranking points and qualify.Similar to the mens tournament, you can likely expect the top-ranked players in the world to be competing for medals ... and yet a strong possibility exists that there could be some surprises among countries vying for a silver or bronze medal.1. Lydia Ko. The New Zealand prodigy has already won two major championships and 14 LPGA Tour titles at age 19, setting numerous records along the way. Nobody would be surprised to see her atop the medal stand.2. Ariya Jutanugarn. Became the first golfer from Thailand to win a major championship when she captured the Ricoh Womens British Open last month. All four of her victories have come this year.3. Sei Young Kim. One of four South Koreans in the field; it is difficultt to believe at least one of them will not be a contender. Grey Air Max 2018 Online. Kim has won twice this year and is ranked sixth in the world.4. Lexi Thompson. The long-hitting American should be able to dominate the par-5s on the Olympic Golf Course. Her seventh LPGA title came earlier this year in Thailand.5. Brooke Henderson. The 19-year-old Canadian has two victories this year, one in a playoff over Ko at the KMPG PGA Championship.SLEEPERS1. Norway. Suzann Pettersen. A two-time major champion who helped pitched golf to the International Olympic Committee in 2009, Pettersen has not won this year but would not be a surprise to push to the top.2. Great Britain. There are two excellent contenders, Englands Charlie Hull and Catriona Matthew of Scotland. Matthew should love the links-like qualities of the course.3. Sweden. Anna Nordqvist is an accomplished player who in July lost in a playoff at the U.S. Womens Open.4. Australia. Minjee Lee is ranked 15th in the world and has a victory earlier this year at the LOTTE Championship, where she came from five back on the final day.5. Japan. Haru Nomura. Ranked 22nd in the world, both of her victories have been this year. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys AuthenticWholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '

ST. Nike Air Max Trainers Sale . PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Kansas City Royals pitchers are enjoying a record-breaking run of success, and now the offence is joining in on the fun. Luis Mendoza pitched six innings to win for the first time in six starts and Elliot Johnson had another big hit against his former team Friday night, leading the Royals to a 7-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays. Mendoza (2-3) gave up two runs and seven hits and three Royals relievers pitched three hitless innings as Kansas City held a 13th straight opponent to three runs or fewer. That franchise-record streak is the longest in the American League since Toronto went 15 games from June 26 to July 13, 1991. Johnson had a game-tying triple among his two hits and Billy Butler drove in three runs for the Royals, who have won nine of 10. "You cant say enough good things about what our pitching staffs done," Butler said. "Theyve been tremendous from day one, and its been fun to watch. Its been really fun lately to have them meshing together with the offence and defence. Were playing some good baseball right now and its fun to come to the ballpark when youre playing like that." Tampa Bay starter Matt Moore (8-3) gave up five runs on seven hits and four walks in 5 1-3 innings with four strikeouts. He is 0-3 in five starts since winning his first eight starts of the season. Matt Joyce hit his 13th home run, off Mendozas third pitch of the game, and Evan Longoria drove in another run in the first inning with a double, giving the Rays a 2-1 lead. They never scored again. "Our pitchings been phenomenal. Another game today with two runs," said Royals manager Ned Yost. "Mendy started out really shaky. He was all over the place and he was behind on everybody. ... But he really settled himself in and his command got better. To get us into the seventh inning like he did is a great job." Johnson, who had three hits including a three-run home run on Thursday night, tied it with a triple in a four-run fifth and scored on Alcides Escobars single to put the Royals ahead. Eric Hosmer and Salvador Perez followed with hits and Butler, who had driven in the Royals first run with a single, concluded the four-run inning with a sacrifice fly. Butler drove in Kansas Citys final run with a two-out single off Fernando Rodney in the ninth. It was his 517th RBI, moving him past Carlos Beltran into eighth place on the Royals all-time list. Perez had two of Kansas Citys 10 hits and drove in two runs. The Rays have lost five of six games in a stretch in which their starting pitchers have a 9.29 ERA. "That is awkward for us because we normally, on a nightly basis, feel really good about your matchup, your starter versus theirs," Rays manager Joe Maddon said. "We havent had that feeling in a bit." The Royals, who lead the AL with a 3.38 ERA, have not given up as many as four runs in a game since May 31, when they lost 7-2 at Texas. They have given up 25 runs in 13 games this month. NOTES: Longoria was the DH for the second straight game. The slugger said he has been bothered the past two weeks by plantar fasciitis. ... The Rays have signed SS Riley Unroe, their second round pick in this years draft. His father, Tim Unroe, played five years in the majors. ... Kansas City signed non-drafted free agent C Logan Davis, the son of current Royals minor league pitching coach and one-time NL Cy Young Award winner Mark Davis. Nike Air Max Trainers Cheapest . PETERSBURG, Fla. Nike Air Max Shoes Buy Online . To the surprise of many, it isnt the Wolverines but their in-state rivals the Michigan State Spartans. . Bryzgalov stopped 25 shots on Saturday in the Oklahoma City Barons 4-1 victory over the Abbotsford Heat. The Oilers signed Bryzgalov to a one-year $2 million contract last Friday after shedding payroll by dealing defenceman Ladislav Smid to the Flames.Back in the sport as a works team for the first time since selling a majority stake in the Enstone squad to Genii Capital at the end of 2009, Renault have to deliver on track to justify the huge investment the French manufacturer have made. With the Renault name on the chassis and the engine there can be no hiding place, and while the team are already downplaying expectations, they certainly dont want to be embarrassed on their return.We need to be humble in our expectations for next year, explained Renault Sport boss Cyril Abiteboul. It is at least a team the firm know well. Not only did Renault previously own the team between 2000 and 2009 but they were also engine suppliers between 1995 and 2014 for the team during its various guises as Benetton, Renault and Lotus. That familiarity should accelerate the process of transition in 2016.This integration is not just measured in track performance, its measured by how you optimise the resources available. Its not an exercise in winning at all costs ; its an exercise in winning in a controlled manner, said chief technical officer Bob Bell. Renault felt they didnt get enough recognition for their contribution to Red Bulls dominance of F1 at the turn of the decade. Having had their reputation dragged through the mud over the past two seasons in a public war of words with Red Bull over power unit performance, they could have been forgiven for walking away from the sport.However, the board should be commended for wanting to prove they can compete at the highest level. Asked what the goals were for the season ahead Bell said: Merging the two operations towards becoming one entity, more than they have ever been before.There will undoubtedly be troubles in this year, though, given the lateness of the deal. Lotus ran Mercedes engines in 2015 and were contracted to the German marque for 2016. The car design is likely to be compromised by the late switch of engine to accommodate the Renault unit.But that will be the least of the teams worries if the power unit continues to lag a long way behind Ferrari and Mercedes. The team at the engine base in Viry-Chatillon must make giant strides for Renaults investment to make sense. Quite what impact Mario Illien has - and the deal for Red Bull to run TAG-Heuer branded Renault unit have - remains to be seen.The power unit guys have done a fairly decent job over the winter, Red Bull boss Christian Horner told Sky Sports during testing. I think what we are hopeful of is further dowwn the line into the season when hopefully that power unit develops what it is saying it should do. Nike Air Max Trainers Womens. Then we should be able to start competing with some of the teams ahead of us.In an ideal world for Red Bull they wouldnt have had Renault engines in 2016 due to the units performance and that can only be regarded as an embarrassment for a firm which pushed hard for the new regulations. Big steps are needed this year or there is the very real possibility of the works team receiving a sole supply by default rather than choice.Renaults own form in testing was mixed. While the opening two days of testing were blighted by unreliability, the team finished the eight days of running with over 2200 miles completed. But the RS16 was a regular cause of red flags throughout testing. The loss of Romain Grosjean is a major blow, and the team will head into 2016 with one of the least experienced line-ups on the grid in Kevin Magnussen and Jolyon Palmer.Palmer at least knows the team after a season as reserve driver, but as a rookie he cannot be expected to lead the team. 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The French firm seem to be quicker than Haas, Sauber and Manor at the rear of the field, but adrift of the Williams, Red Bull, Force India, Toro Rosso fight behind Ferrari and Mercedes.That could leave the team fighting for minor points places on occasion this year with McLaren - hardly ideal for one of only three works teams on the grid.This very much will be transitional year for Renault and expect focus to quickly shift towards their 2017 car as the French firm look to rebuild the Enstone team and return to the glory years of 2005 and 2006.Even if the results are not seen on track, the ground work laid this season could dictate how successful Renaults return to F1 is. The first race of the 2016 F1 season, the Australian GP, is exclusively live on Sky Sports F1. The race in Melbourne starts at 5am on Sunday March 20. Every race live in 2016 Sky Sports F1 brings you every race live in 2016. Fast and easy online upgrade - click here. Also See: A big year for... 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Here she shares a soul-feeding meal she learned to love while on one of her many adventures.Day and time: After a long ride or workout, and sometimes for breakfast or even lunch!Place: At home in Ketchum, IdahoWhat Im eating: Congee (a savory rice porridge). It is hard to find in the U.S., so its either make it at home or seek it out when Im traveling back to Southeast Asia.Whose recipe: I discovered this dish in 2015 during my monthlong ride down the Ho Chi Minh Trail through Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. I fell in love with the place and the food. Congee is served up usually for breakfast and during the cold season. There are many variations, but the basic foundation is rice and chicken broth. Its a comfort food that Ive grown to love and now make at home.Why Im eating it: Its easy to cook and makes the house smell great while its bubbling away. Plus, the ingredients list is short. It also keeps really well and makes great leftovers, so I usually make a big pot and serve it hot for dinner, then eat the leftovers for breakfast or lunch the next day.The recipe: Ingredients: 6 cups water 4 cups chicken broth 1 1/2 lbs. bone-in chicken legs or thighs 1 cup long grain rice 2-inch piece of fresh ginger 2 teaspoons kosher salt pepper to tasteGarnishes: Feel free to get creative with your garnishes. These are some of my favorites:Fresh cilantro Sliced scallions Diced hot peppers Hard-boiled egg Bragg liquid amino acid Roasted peanutsPrepare and chop the ingredients. Remove the skin from the chicken and trim excess fat. Slice the ginger into pieces, leaving the skin on. 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But it is a showcase for perhaps two of the three programs, along with Gonzaga, that come closest to a mid-major approximation of Connecticuts and Notre Dames ability to maintain a standard of excellence year after year and recruiting class after recruiting class.You cant get more out of a basketball program than the Phoenix and Jackrabbits do on an annual basis.And they emerge at the top of these rankings at the perfect time.1. Green Bay (7-1)The Phoenix might feel they let the chance of a lifetime slip away at Notre Dame, but they dont seem to be dwelling on it. The degree to which they are dominating opponents earns them the top spot. Many of the recent victories are the sort that would be notable anyway in the mid-major context -- at Belmont, Chattanooga and Marquette and at home against Drake. But it is the way Green Bay wins. It led by 23 points in the fourth quarter at Chattanooga and 29 points entering the final period against Drake. It never trailed -- and almost never led by fewer than double digits -- at Marquette. After Fridays visit to Brookings, rival Wisconsin comes to town. (Last ranking: 4)Top honors: Mehryn Kraker (18.0 PPG, 3.8 APG, 68.3 field goal percentage in four games). The fifth-year co-captain is a marvel. She has the game of the player who drives you nuts in pick-up basketball, the full array of up-and-unders, pivots, hesitation dribbles and backdoor cuts. You know, the player who spends all day on the court when the rules are winners stay.2. South Dakota State (7-1)The Jackrabbits just couldnt take care of the ball in a loss at Oklahoma the day before Thanksgiving. The Sooners outscored them by 13 points off turnovers and won by 14 points. Without someone like Gabrielle Boever, one of the few rotation players lost after last season, South Dakota State is short on point guard experience. That said, the Jackrabbits still have more assists than turnovers, and they have balance. All five starters average double figures and all shoot at least 47 percent from the field. The stretch ahead is daunting beyond Green Bays visit. South Dakota State hosts George Washington two days later and travels to Louisville next week. (Last ranking: 1)Top honors: Madison Guebert (18.5 PPG, 59.3 3-point field goal percentage, 2.8 SPG in four games). A Top 100 recruit who looked the part as a freshman a season ago, Guebert appears to be developing into option 1B alongside Summit League preseason player of the year Macy Miller. In her two most recent outings, she hit 14-of-24 3-point attempts.3. Gonzaga (5-2)A loss against Michigan could sting by spring. The Bulldogs got the Wolverines on the first day of a holiday tournament in the U.S. Virgin Islands but ceded the Big Ten team an early lead and never could pull even despite generally keeping matters within 10 points. Beating Florida State the next day was always going to be a stretch. On the plus side, Gonzaga got quality minutes from Emma Wolfram against both the Wolverines and Seminoles. Then after keeping her out of a third game in three days, she had a nice line in her mainland return. The redshirt junior has battled plenty of injuries, but any minutes at 6-foot-5 have value. (Last ranking: 2)Top honors: Jill Barta (21.8 PPG, 7.5 RPG, 64.6 field goal percentage in four games). It cant be anyone else after she put up 27 and 20 points against Michigan and Florida State, respectively. In the span of a week, she took 32 shots against those two teams and Stanford, and made 22.4. Drexel (4-2)It isnt that a loss at Bucknell is any embarrassment -- the Bison opened the season in these rankings and might yet return. But Drexels setback, six days after a signature win against Syracuse, dulls the glow of that earlier result. And while the Colonial Athletic Association is a good league, there are no more chances for Drexel to grab and keep national attention. The sparse schedule, as Drexel goes through its exam period, offers no more games until Tuesday. (Last ranking: 3)Top honors: Sarah Curran (17.5 PPG, 60.0 3-point field goal percentage in two games). With 19 points against Bucknell, the sharpshooter did her part to forestall the letdown. A 32 percent 3-point shooter in her first two seasons, the senior is hitting at better than 40 percent ever since.5. IUPUI (6-1)All right, you have our attention. IUPUI didnt just beat Missouri this past Sunday, it routed a credible NCAA tournament team 73-45 (although credit to Missouri coach Robin Pingeton, who fought the same scheduling battles in her successful run at Illinois State, for taking the game). The Jaguars were the third part of a Summit League triumvirate that didnt get nearly enough attention a season ago, as South Dakota State proved by nearly reaching the Sweet 16 and South Dakota proved in winning the WNIT. Air VaporMax Shoes For Sale. The game against Missouri was the first chance to make an impression this season. Saturdays mid-major clash against Ohio is the next. (Last ranking: NR)Top honors: Danielle Lawrence (13.7 PPG, 4.0 RPG, 2.0 APG in three games). Teammate Mikale Rogers was the Summit Leagues most recent player of the week, for good reason, but Lawrence has a pair of 24-point games in recent days -- including the Missouri win.6. Ohio (6-0)It didnt take coach Bob Boldon long to turn Youngstown State into a winner, and the results are looking familiar as his fourth season in Athens, Ohio, rolls along. In back-to-back games at the turn of the month, Ohio beat Middle Tennessee by 21 points on the road and Duquesne by 18 points at home. The Bobcats have played six games; their opponents have 50 more turnovers than they do. After Saturdays game at IUPUI, Ohio travels to Michigan for a chance at a marquee power conference win. (Last ranking: NR)Top honors: Quiera Lampkins (18.7 PPG, 9.7 RPG, 2.7 SPG in three games). Those rebounding numbers come with the addendum that the senior stands 5-9 and has 27 percent of the teams offensive rebounds this season. So, yes, she seems to have a motor.7. UNLV (6-1)After handing USC its first loss of the season, UNLV did the same to Mississippi shortly after Thanksgiving. That keeps the Rebels in a holding pattern here despite a loss against BYU in a post-holiday tournament in Hawaii (from Las Vegas to Maui, its a rough life ... and their next stop is in Malibu). The big test awaits Dec. 19 against Oregon State. Of some concern, UNLV commits far and away the most turnovers per game of the teams ranked here. (Last ranking: 9)Top honors: Paris Strawther (11.5 PPG, 7.0 RPG, 57.1 field goal percentage in four games). The Rebels can be a streaky bunch, thus far able to count on at least one of Dakota Gonzalez, Brooke Johnson, Katie Powell or Nikki Wheatley in any given game. The exception is Strawther, who quietly and efficiently puts up the same line, be it USC and Ole Miss or Tennessee State.8. George Washington (7-2)It was a busy couple of weeks for the Colonials, who played six games since they just missed the previous rankings. And until a surprising loss against American on Wednesday, the Colonials were only a stray second quarter against Syracuse away from perfection. Down as many as 20 points against the Orange at a holiday tournament, George Washington had a chance to tie on the final possession of a 74-71 loss. Undaunted, Jennifer Rizzottis team then beat Florida Gulf Coast, Western Kentucky, Illinois and VCU by a combined 78 points. Former Lehigh standout Lexi Martins (8.4 PPG, 7.0 RPG) continues to quietly be among the seasons best transfers. (Last ranking: NR)Top honors: Hannah Schaible (12.6 PPG, 5.6 RPG, 2.2 SPG in five games). Her biggest scoring performance came with a career-best 20 points against Florida Gulf Coast -- on her birthday no less -- but the rest of her game never wavered.9. BYU (5-3)Maybe the puzzle is starting to come together in assessing BYU sans Lexi Rydalch. A brutally noncompetitive loss at Georgia marred the early going, but losses against ranked Oklahoma and Oregon State were competitive in the fourth quarter. Subsequent wins against UNLV and Weber State came against teams that are a combined 12-1 in the rest of their games. It has to be an encouraging sign that Cassie Broadhead and Kristine Nielson have stepped up as double-digit scorers alongside Kalani Purcell and Makenzi Pulsipher. (Last ranking: NR)Top honors: Purcell (15.8 PPG, 50.0 FG%, 9.2 RPG, 5.6 APG in five games). No surprise here. The player who does it all has been doing a lot of everything in recent weeks.10. 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It read: Hinkie died for your sins.THREE MONTHS BEFORE the draft, and three weeks before he ended the NBAs most controversial experiment in team-building through corporate hara-kiri, Sam Hinkie sat in the food court of a Providence mall and plowed his way through a chalupa. It was the opening day of the NCAA tournament, and spectators had rushed straight from watching Yale upend Baylor to seek something resembling nourishment. On the street below, St. Patricks Day revelers crawled from one pub to the next, clad in all manner of green. And there, just beyond the growing line at Taco Bell, sat the general manager of the Philadelphia 76ers, inconspicuous as ever.Hinkie had just begun working to change that image. In three years at the helm of the Sixers, hed been only slightly less secretive than SEAL Team 6, closing himself off to such a degree that most reporters had stopped bothering to ask for interviews. But in early March, after weeks of discussions, Hinkie had agreed to allow ESPN The Magazine to join him on a scouting trip. It was the first of two on-the-record, hourslong conversations designed to shed light on the player evaluations behind his rebuilding plan. It was time, he sensed, to open up.The time, it turns out, was too late.Hinkie resigned as the Sixers GM on April 6, penning a 13-page letter to the teams investors that inspired intense, contrasting reactions. The note, which was quickly leaked, became fodder for a last round of jokes from his detractors while also reading as a final salvo for the true believers in the three-year teardown now widely known as Hinkies Process. But if Hinkie knew he was on his way out in March, he had an odd way of showing it. His words from those interviews now read as blindly prophetic, like those of a man pondering his own death without knowing that it was imminent.So many of my friends will tell me, Dont do that. Dont try that. Its going to end poorly. Theyll run you out, Hinkie would later say. And thats the reason to do it, because fear has been the motivating factor for way too many people for way too long. Theres a huge agency problem in the whole business, particularly in my role: Keep the job.A week after the second interview, the architect of the boldest rebuilding project in NBA history would be gone -- undone by the very realities he hoped would never apply in Philadelphia. But its how he was undone thats most telling of all and suggests how leagues are prone to respond when forced to face truths about themselves.ON THE NIGHT of the 2016 NBA draft lottery, six weeks after Hinkies resignation, there was no question how some Sixers fans still felt about Hinkie.In Phillys Xfinity Live, a massive sports bar/venue not 500 yards from Wells Fargo Center, hundreds of fans celebrated the announcement of the teams first No.?1 pick since 1996. Search for the YouTube video and youll see it, a throng of partisans, gleefully chanting: THANK you, HINkie-clap, clap, clap-clap-clap ... THANK you, HINkie-clap, clap, clap-clap-clap. What they were celebrating was Hinkies parting gift to Philadelphia, three seasons in the wrapping.Hed bet much of his future on an endless pursuit of star-level talent, a pipeline that runs almost exclusively through the top of the NBA draft. Over the past five seasons, more than 60 percent of the players who made an All-NBA team were top-five picks (and 76 percent came from the top 10).To get a shot at one of these premium players, then, a team must lose a lot of games. And the Sixers succeeded in that with ruthless efficiency: Their 47 wins in Hinkies three seasons was the second-worst three-year stretch in NBA history. All part of the process, which is why he was a hero to those fans on draft night.In the minds of his critics, though, he failed on every level, and it was getting harder to ignore them. During his tenure in Philly, Hinkie had frequently confessed that he didnt mind being misunderstood and even embraced it. I think to perfectly understand somebody is to predict their next move, he said.But in the final months of his tenure, Hinkie had begun to see the danger in allowing others to control the narrative of the franchise he ran. (There was also the little matter of the Sixers having hired Jerry Colangelo in December as chairman of basketball operations. The barbarians were at the gate.)Hinkie, the story went, was impersonal and aloof -- high school valedictorian, Stanford Arjay Miller Scholar, Bain consultant, a nerd glued to a laptop, an MBA who treated players as commodities. Definitely not a basketball guy.The perception of Hinkie had arguably reached a point where it was damaging the Sixers brand. During his time in Philly, hed developed, for example, a reputation as a dogged negotiator. Knowing that he had unusual leverage -- Phillys unused cap space -- he would aim to extract as much blood as possible in deals. But an industry with only 29 other businesses necessitates dealing with the same people over and over again.There has to be a level of understanding, a level of trust between teams, one former GM says. I think Sam had a hard time opening up in that process. If you are trying to win the deal each time, thats fine, as long as the other side gets a win too. But if you are trying to kill them, then it makes it harder to work with them in the future.Adds one Western Conference executive: Sams a hard-nosed negotiator, which is intimidating to some people. Theres a bit of whats behind the curtain? with Sam. People dont know what his factors are. Its not as straightforward as I like that guy.Agents had their own concerns. Hinkie became known for drafting players in the second round and signing them to four-year partially guaranteed contracts. Without any leverage, agents were forced to accept those team-friendly terms, but they didnt have to like it.Those decisions had consequences: Agents and rival GMs were happy to turn Hinkie into the embodiment of every negative stereotype of the analytics movement.I think Sam is a pure analytics guy, says David Falk, who gained fame in the late 1980s as Michael Jordans agent and still represents a small list of clients. I dont think they had enough pure basketball people. While theres a lot more utilization of analytics, its like painting by the numbers. And you cant paint a masterpiece by the numbers.On this point, Hinkie is adamant: More than anything else, he loathes the idea that he was representing a movement. And so it was that a week before he would step down as GM, Hinkie found a seat at La Colombe, a spacious coffeehouse in the Fishtown section of Philadelphia, booted up his laptop and spent three hours breaking down even the most minor, subtle actions on the court, eager to demonstrate his basketball chops.His single goal, he said time and again, was to build a championship contender, not to prove to the world that a particular kind of thinking was superior: Its the caricature everybody wants to talk about -- that all we have is a screen and we dont treat people like people. It is ridiculous. And the more we talk about it, the more others talk about it. ?And talk about it they did.Were in a competitive business, says one Western Conference exec. I think a lot of people feared what Sam was doing: What if it works? It will become the new model.Adds the former GM, There was a perception that Sam thought he was smarter than everyone else.ITS HARD TO defend a man whose team is coming off a 10-win season. Philly actually won more games during each of the first two years of Hinkies tenure.But progress is rarely linear. The 76ers now have Simmons as a potential franchise cornerstone. Joel Embiid, whom Hinkie drafted No. 3 in 2014, might finally be healthy; players who competed against him in open gyms prior to his second foot surgery last summer gushed over his talent. Forward Dario Saric is scheduled to arrive from Europe two seasons after being drafted in the first round. Add those players to recent top picks Jahlil Okafor and Nerlens Noel, plus an abundance of salary cap space, and its not hard to see how much better next years Sixers should be.Says one Western Conference GM: I really believe what Hinkie did was break something down masterfully. People say you can just tank and get picks. Sam did so much more. His deals brought multiple picks back every time. I never saw someone do more deals with more moving parts in such a short amount of time.To wit: Hinkie pillaged Sacramento last July by taking on the contracts of Carl Landry and Jason Thompson to acquire Nik Stauskas along with a 2018 first-round pick and the right to swap first-rounders in 2016 or 2017.In 2015, he flipped former rookie of the year (and current marginal starter) Michael Carter-Williams for the rights to a future Lakers first-round pick. During the 2014 draft, Hinkie picked Elfrid Payton 10th, getting a player Orlando wanted, then negotiated a trade with the Magic that netted the Sixers No. 12 pick Saric, a second-rounder and a conditional future first -- all to move back just two spots.A multitude of moves, all part of The Process. And back at the coffeehouse on that bright March afternoon in Fishtown, Hinkie couldnt hide his enthusiasm. I think things are going to feel very different very soon for our fans, our players, our coaches, our staff, he said. I think people havent fully realized what different level of talent is about to hit our team in a variety of ways -- draft, free agency, trade. I think youll see a real change in how we approach things going forward. Well be increasingly focused on fit.Now that job belongs to Bryan Colangelo, son of Jerry Colangelo and former GM of the Raptors and Suns. Why Sixers ownership picked this moment to make that move, with the franchise so close to the end of its tunnel of foulness, is complicated. In some ways, it is evidence that The Process worked.Adam Silver admitted to reaching out to Jerry Colangelo on behalf of the Sixers owners in December. But interviews with more than a dozen league sources -- including GMs, other executives and agents -- suggest that the commissioners involvement in that regime change may have been greater than he has let on.Some sources claim Phillys ownership group had grown impatient with Hinkies lack of a clear timetable to be competitive and had been worn down by constant criticism. Others suggest Silver pressured the 76ers into making a change.The league has never hidden its distaste for tanking, and sources around the NBA say Silver grew more irritated after the Sixers lost their first 18 games last fall and Okafor was involved in multiple off-court incidents. Ultimately, those sources say, it is likely that a combination of all those factors led to Jerry Colangelos hiring. (The NBA declined to comment for this story.)The 76ers are hardly the first team to build through the draft; The Process was once known as The OKC Thing. But the Sixers plan to openly exploit the lottery system by amassing high picks threatened to expose the drafts flaws and make the NBA look ridiculous.So it was, league sources say, that the glorification of The Process (by those who actually thought it would work) scared the commissioner, perhaps even more than the condemnation. Silver has made no secret of his desire to reform the lottery, a system in place for 32 years. And its doubtful that 17 owners would have voted to reduce the odds that the worst team got the top pick, as they did in 2014, had there not been sound logic behind the Sixers plan (23 votes were required to pass the measure).Says Rockets GM Daryl Morey, Hinkies former boss in Houston: The common refrain Ive heard is that [Hinkie] is taking the easy way out and taking advantage of the rules. The league chooses to give the most valuable asset in the game -- a high draft pick -- to the worst team. So if people want to be upset about how well Philly has set themselves up, they should get upset with the league office and the collective owners who wouldnt pass even the modest reforms that were put forward.Now consider this: The Lakers won 17 games this season, and their prized rookie, DAngelo Russell, secretly filmed a conversation in which he asked teammate Nick Young about being with women other than his then-fiancée, Iggy Azalea. Yet no one blamed that incident on the organizations culture the way Okafors troubles were linked to The Process.Consider too: The Kings havent finished with a .500 record since 2005-06 and just hired their sixth coach in five years. In neither case did the NBA force a regime change.By stepping in and facilitating the Jerry Colangelo move in Philadelphia, then, Silver sent a message: Gross incompetence is acceptable; strategic gaming of a flawed system is not.IT WOULD NOT have required much effort for Hinkie to dispel the notion that he didnt know basketball. In Providence, it took five minutes.As he settled into his seat, Hinkie reached into his bag. He didnt pull out a laptop with Excel files listing players effective field goal percentages or turnover rates but rather a stack of booklets, each dedicated to a different player in one of the days four NCAA tournament games and filled with scouting reports and interviews.During nearly nine hours of live hoops on this chilly Thursday in Dunkin Donuts Center, the conversation focused on basketball minutiae. From a few rows behind the scorers table, Hinkie demonstrated the way one players thumb disrupted the rotation on his shot. He noted how another cupped the ball in traffic and finished by spinning it from tough angles, an indicator that he could convert around the rim in the NBA. Bad body language, separation gained on dribble moves, the size of players hands -- these were what got Hinkie excited on that day, not actuarial tables.He talked culture and psychology -- two qualities, conventional wisdom held, that he ignored in favor of metrics. He noted that the Sixers were so heavily invested in player development that they taught players how to communicate with referees (among the lessons: Dont call them ref; address them by name), going so far as to fasten posters displaying every officials name and photo on the doors of the bathroom stalls at their practice facility. What else are you doing in there? Hinkie jokes now.In early January, the 76ers signed Elton Brand, one of the first moves Jerry Colangelo recommended after he joined the front office. A frequent criticism of Hinkies rebuilding effort was that he didnt have veterans in place to guide his young prospects, and the then-36-year-old Brand was clearly meant to counter that notion.Before Brand arrived, he had heard the chatter about what was happening in Philly. I just thought everything about the organization was low-grade and terrible, that they werent even trying, Brand says. I get there and Im blown away. The new practice facility, the training staff, the doctors they had on staff, the scientific people they brought in -- I was like, Whoa, this certainly isnt what I thought it was. This is a high-quality, top-notch organization. They had every advantage conceivable for the players. I was surprised.Others might also have been surprised if theyd been allowed to see what Brand did. But, fatally, thats not how The Process worked.Over coffee in Fishtown, Hinkie clicked on a slide that he has often referenced as a way to explain his thinking. He used it in a meeting with Sixers owners when interviewing for the GM job.It shows a series of concentric circles, each representing a move that eventually helped the Rockets acquire James Harden in 2012, back when Hinkie was Houstons executive VP of basketball operations. I learned that Yao Ming broke his navicular bone like five days before the 2009 draft, Hinkie said. From that moment on, all I thought about was going from zero stars to one star. How do you do it?We paid a record price to Sam Presti for the 31st pick to draft Carl Landry in 2007. Hes the best offensive rebounder and the best rim finisher in the league as a rookie. And then over time, he ends up in a deal for Kevin Martin. And over time, Kevin Martin ends up in a deal for James Harden. You start with a set of chips, given to you by the league. How do you make it bigger and bigger and bigger and bigger, such that you can win?It took three years to land Harden in Houston, the end point in a series of deals that, at the time, had many observers scratching their heads over what, exactly, the Rockets were up to. Hinkie would resign a month before his three-year anniversary in Philly -- just prior to an offseason in which he would have held more assets and more payroll flexibility than any other team in basketball.IF HINKIE THOUGHT he could get by without addressing criticisms about him, its the same way, sources confirm, that he never anticipated his resignation letter becoming public. (Rumors continue to swirl over which member of a small group of recipients leaked the document.)The note was one of dozens he penned in his time with Philadelphia. The language was standard for an investor letter and typical of communication on Wall Street, the home turf of several Sixers owners, but also deeply idiosyncratic.It was 7,168 words of Hinkie being Hinkie: A league with 30 intense competitors requires a culture of finding new, better ways to solve repeating problems. In the short term, investing in that sort of innovation often doesnt look like much progress, if any. Abraham Lincoln said give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe. To the general public, though, the memo read as something else, be that a desperate attempt to defend his record or yet another case of Hinkies viewing himself as the smartest guy in the room. In his words: You can be right for the wrong reasons. In our business, youre often lionized for it. You can be wrong for the right reasons.How history will judge Hinkie depends, ironically, not on the process he drove but on whether the ultimate outcome is a Sixers turnaround; his validation depends on the very results his process rejects as being immaterial.But in a way it is almost fitting that Hinkies final message would be misconstrued -- and that he has once again closed himself off, refusing to talk to reporters to add clarity about his departure. He did agree to a photo shoot for this story but declined to comment on his exit or his future. One might be inclined to think that Hinkie just doesnt give a damn about messaging.But back in Fishtown, Hinkie dropped a story that suggested something else. Between sips of La Colombes signature latte, as Hinkie reminisced about his time in Houston, he recalled one of his first interactions with Morey.Hinkie had actually predated Moreys arrival in Houston; he was the Rockets first analytics specialist. And when the team hired Morey in 2006, the new assistant GM spent Easter weekend logging long hours in the office with Hinkie.When the two broke for lunch on that Sunday, Hinkie and his wife deliberately took Morey to a nearby Mexican restaurant. I knew he hadnt eaten enough Mexican food to live in Texas, Hinkie says. I ordered queso so he could be introduced to it. And he loved it.Two days later, Morey and Hinkie went out to another Mexican restaurant with a larger group of Rockets staff. That was literally the reason Id done it, Hinkie says, smiling at the memory. Hed tried to prep his new boss, to keep Morey from coming across as what he actually was: an Ohioan by way of Boston.Hinkie understood the value of messaging. He knew how perception could undermine reality. It would be a shame, he thought, if Morey failed because he didnt fit in.But when they took their seats, Morey turned to Hinkie and said, Sam, lets order that KWAY-so dip we had the other day!Hinkie sighed. 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Angel Pagan then drew a walk before Ryan Madson got Brandon Belt to fly out and struck out Buster Posey and Crawford to complete the six-out save.They kept fighting, Bochy said. Both sides struggled with the pitching side of it. You have to wash a game like this off if youre a reliever. Theyre going to have times when its not going to go well. Now you hope it doesnt happen with two or three guys, and thats what happened tonight.The Giants broke out to a 4-1 lead before Stephen Vogt hit a two-run double and Billy Butler added a two-run single off George Kontos to start the rough night of relief.Crawford put San Francisco back ahead in the bottom half with a bases-loaded triple in a four-run inning but that three-run lead proved short-lived.Cory Gearrin walked the first two batters in the eighth before allowing an RBI single to Marcus Semien.Im definitely disappointed in the walks, Gearrin said. You just cant do it at the end of the game. You cant put guys on base, especially with an offense thats doing what theyre doing right now.Javier Lopez (0-2) entered and was saved when Span made a spectacular running catch to rob Phegley of a potential tying extra-base hit. The reprieve lasted just one batter as Smolinski followed with the drive into the left-field seats that put Oakland up 9-8.The As tacked on four more runs before surviving the ninth for their second straight win in the Bay Bridge series.That was some game, so many different swings, As manager Bob Melvin said. To get two innings out of Madson like that was Herculean.Zach Neal (1-1) pitched one inning for his first major league win.TRAINERS ROOMAthletics: OF Josh Reddick was reinstated from the DL and OF/INF Max Muncy was optioned to Triple-A Nashville. Reddick had been out since May 20 with a broken left thumb. He went 1 for 6. ... LHP Rich Hill is expected to return to the rotation Saturday against Pittsburgh. He has been out since injuring his groin May 29.Giants: 2B Joe Panik was scratched from the lineup with symptoms of a possible head injury. Panik was hit by a pitch June 18 by Tampa Bays Matt Moore and passed three days of tests after that. He complained of symptoms after Monday nights game, leading to more tests. Bochy said the team should know by Wednesday if Panik will need to be placed on the DL.UP NEXTAthletics: RHP Sean Manaea (2-4) returns from a DL stint for a strained forearm to take the mound when the four-game Bay Bridge series shifts to Oakland for the final two games.Giants: Jake Peavy (4-6) looks to keep up his strong pitching of late. Peavy has a 1.91 ERA in his past six starts after beginning the year with a 1-5 record and 8.21 ERA in his first nine outings. Cheap Pistons Jerseys .Y. -- Marcell Dareus and the Buffalo Bills defence made life miserable for Super Bowl MVP Joe Flacco. Womens Pistons Jerseys . The phone hearing is scheduled for 4:30pm et/1:30pm pt. 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It is one of the undeniable truths about sports. Cheap Jets Jerseys . Not everybody plays.When kids first start in youth sports, particularly at the recreation levels, equity is the rule. Splitting playing time, making sure that everybody gets out on to the field or the court or the pitch, its as standard as orange slices at halftime.But it doesnt take long?before all of that sporting socialism is out the window in favor of competitive teams, travel rosters, school sports and theres simply nothing equitable about any of it.The most talented kids play. The coaches kids play. The league presidents kid plays. There are starters and benchwarmers, role players and garbage time players. The playing field becomes thoroughly uneven.And the view from the end of the bench isnt a particularly pleasant one. The kids can feel disappointment, isolation and frustration as they watch while others play. Their parents can experience their own frustration, sometimes taking an understandable urge to advocate for their child and turning it into damaging interactions with coaches, other parents and even their young athletes.Sports psychologist Sheriece Sadberry said the issue is often about expectations. ?Parents and athletes believe they have worked hard and are still working hard and they deserve to play, Sadberry said. Theres a lot of I deserve this intertwined in it.But really, its about getting to a place of acceptance of the situation and sometimes that acceptance is really hard to swallow.So many of us have had this experience with our kids, and it hasnt always lead to our best parenting moments, whether its the phone call to the coach you arent sure you should have made, or your kid begging you not to say anything lest it lead to even less playing time. Sometimes weve listened, sometimes we havent. Sometimes it makes things better and sometimes it really, really doesnt.Its so much harder to make a conscious effort to gulp back our own feelings while trying to encourage them to continue to work hard, to be positive and to be a good teammate even when they arent playing a lot.But I would argue that these are some of the most valuable and important lessons of the sports experience your kids will ever have.This is, very often, your childs first experience with adversity, at least as it pertains to their experience with sports. It is where they learn that hard work doesnt always come with a reward -- or at least an obvious one. It is where they learn that not everyone is treated the same. That things arent inherently fair. Just like in life.But the lessons only stick if we believe them, too. The definition of success only expands for our kids if we expand our own definition.How a parent reacts can bleed over to their child, Sadberry said. Parents can make it better for a child. Or they can make it worse. And its hard when they dont get what they expect in return for what theyve put in.But as a parent, you can step back from viewing this experience for your child as an investment and focus on what other things your child can get from being an athlete, the benefits for playing a role, being part of a team dynamic, helping the team even if you arent a starter or a star. Its worth asking, whats the big picture as they get older and grown and develop?The big picture can often take a while to reveal itself.Five years ago, I was embedded for a season with the Stanford womens basketball team to chronicle their season. Toward the end of the year, as the Cardinal were preparing to make another run to the Womens Final Four, I wrote a feature about one of Stanfords bench players, Grace Mashore, a senior guard who was well-loved by her teammates and had barely seen the floor in a meaningful game in four years. She was a regular on the scout team during practice and a spectator in a uniform for the majority of her collegiate games.She was honest but guarded about her disappointment. She tried to be philosophical about the benefit of the experience of being on the team, but the regret in her voice wasnt hard to hear. Her parents also talked about how difficult it was to see her struggle with her lack of playing time, but how they also thought shed learned valuable lessons from the experience that would serve her well in life.More than a year after that piece ran, I ran into her at another event. She pulled me aside to tell me how that the piece changed how she viewed her experience as a college athlete.?She no longer defined it by what she didnt get to experience; she found a deeper appreciation for the opportunity to be a collegiate athlete and the relationships and friendships she built.?She thanked me for telling her story.It was a lovely moment, and a wonderful compliment. 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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- University of Tennessee President Joe DiPietro has announced the members of a special independent commission to review the Title IX programs at each of the schools in the University of Tennessee system.Members of the commission include Washington attorney Stanley Brand, University of Connecticut Title IX coordinator and Office of Institutional Equity associate vice president Elizabeth Conklin, Sports Law Associates president Janet Judge and Nashville-area attorney Bill Morelli.DiPietro had announced in July he would appoint this commission when Tennessee reached a $2.48 million settlement of a Title IX lawsuit filed by eight unidentified women who said the school fostered a hostile sexual environment through a policy of indifference toward assault complaints against athletes.We are proud of the work done in recent years by our Title IX, student conduct and student welfare professionals on our Knoxville campus and across our system to create awareness of, prevent, respond to and provide support around issues related to sexual assault and sexual misconduct, but one incident of sexual misconduct is one too many, DiPietro said Tuesday iin a statement. Cheap Jets Store. 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NEW YORK -- The WNBA is back in full swing after the monthlong Olympic break and if the opening weekend was any indication, its going to be an exciting final few weeks. Authentic Nets Jerseys .Los Angeles looked to be the team in the best position to maintain its momentum and continuity coming out of the break with only one Olympian on the roster. Yet the Sparks have struggled, dropping their first two games. They fell out of first in The Associated Press WNBA power poll for the first time since Week 6.Minnesota moved into the top spot, but also suffered a loss falling to Connecticut.There are now only three games separating the fourth and 10th spots in the playoff chase, making every game meaningful.---POWER POLL: Minnesota moved back to No. 1 and Chicago climbed to fourth in the AP power poll. A look at this weeks WNBA poll:1. Minnesota (22-5): Coach Cheryl Reeve would like to clinch one of the top two spots so she can get some rest for her four Olympians.2. Los Angeles (21-5): Schedule isnt kind to Sparks down the stretch. Signing Sandrine Gruda will help bolster the roster.3. New York (19-8): Getting Epiphanny Prince back from her ACL injury will make the Liberty more potent offensively.4. Chicago (13-13): Not even the break could slow down the Sky, who are back at .500 and climbing.5. Atlanta (14-13): Nows the time that the Dream usually make their playoff push.6. Phoenix (12-14): The Mercury are finally looking like the team that was predicted to win the WNBA crown this season.7. Indiana (12-13): The Fever have a bad taste in their mouth after a blowout loss to Washington. Itching to get back on the court.8. Seattle (10-16): The Storm split with the top two teams when they returned from Rio and now look to build on an easier schedule.9. Connecticut (9-17): The Sun are one of the hottest teams in the league and have a chance to further try and improve their playoff chances this week.10. 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A look at Thursday nights preseason matchups (all times EDT):Atlanta vs. Islanders Jerseys Store . Miami at Orlando, Florida, 8 p.m.No NFL games have been played in the Citrus Bowl in nearly two decades. But with the Pro Bowl scheduled there in late January, the Dolphins moved this one from South Florida to the central part of the Sunshine State and the newly renovated Camping World Stadium.The City of Orlando and Orange County put $207 million into updating the aging stadium in hopes of being able to lure NFL action back to Orlando. Its the first time since 1997 the NFL has played a preseason game in Orlando.Its a very strong tie to the Pro Bowl, said Peter OReilly, the NFLs senior vice president of events. It provides us an opportunity to test the game presentation, the game operations and the stadium operations in the tremendously renovated Camping World Stadium.Moving the game from Miami allows the Dolphins another week to prepare their stadium, which is in the final phase of a $500 million renovation that includes a canopy. The first game there will now be the preseason finale Sept. 1.The Falcons substitution plan may not follow the usual flow for the third week of preseasons, which are considered the most important for starters. Coach Dan Quinn is still hoping to give full quarters to backups competing for spots at wide receiver, running back, offensive guard, and linebacker, among other spots.I wish there were more quarters to play, because we want to take a look at a number of guys, Quinn said.Expect such established starters as quarterback Matt Ryan, wide receiver Julio Jones and running back Devonta Freeman to see less time than others, as Quinn plans to substitute individuals instead of full units.Backup running back Terron Ward will miss his second straight game with an ankle injury, opening the way for Cyrus Gray, Brandon Wilds and Gus Johnson to make gains in bids for a roster spot.Dolphins coach Adam Gase said it will be a game-time decision whether four-time Pro Bowl DE Cameron Wake plays for the first time since tearing his Achilles tendon last season.Wake was asked if he thinks he needs the work Thursday.I always need work, he said. If youre not getting better, youre getting worse. Then you need to retire.Also coming off Achilles tendon surgery is veteran RB Arian Foster, who carried twice for minus-5 yards last week.We didnt have much to evaluate, Gase said. The couple of carries that he had, there wasnt much there. He tried to create a couple things on his own. Hopefully we can get him going a little bit this week. Obviously I dont want to overdo it with him, but Im pretty sure his resume speaks for itself.Gase wants to see better tackling from his defense and special teamers.Its a race to see who becomes the best tackling teams in football as you go throughout the season, because the only live work you really get nowadays are in games. Unless we want to start doing live out here and taking a chance of somebody getting hurt in practice, I mean its really not something thats going to happen. We have to make sure were great on technique. We have to get tight to them. We got to run our feet. Those are some things that we have to do a better job of.First-round draft pick Laremy Tunsil will likely start and get a lot of work at left guard. Second-year CB Tony Lippett, who is trying to secure a starting job, will also get a long look.Backup QB Matt Moore is out with a concussion, which may mean lots of playing time for rookie Brandon Doughty.Dallas at Seattle, 10 p.m.Cowboys rookie Ezekiel Elliott is expected to make his preseason debut and get quite the initial test against one of the best defenses in the NFL.Most of the attention will be on Elliott and another rookie, promising young quarterback Dak Prescott. While Elliott is the presumed starter at running back in Dallas, he has veteran help in Alfred Morris, who is having a strong preseason. 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In the next over, Basheeru-Deen Walters dismissed Khaya Zondo for a duck - which had the Dolphins on 3 for 2, 14 balls into the match.The Dolphins were soon reduced to 16 for 3 in the fifth over, but a 27-run partnership between Morne Van Wyk (22 off 20) and Kyle Nipper (20 off 25) steadied proceedings for the next four overs, before Van Wyk departed with the teams score on 43. Ten runs later, Kyle Nipper was dimissed and the Dolphins were reeling at 54 for 5 after 12 overs, at a sluggish run rate of 4.5 per over.A late surge by fast bowlers Robbie Frylinck and Craig Alexander saw them put on 24 runs in 11 deliveries for the eighth wicket, including a 19th over that went for 15 runs - the teams highest of the match. Womens Islanders Jerseys. This pushed the total past 100, but Birch returned in the final over, and dismissed both of them to finish with figures of 3 for 16 from his four overs.The Warriors needed 116 to win, at a rate of less than six per over. 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