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Mens Air Max BW Premium - Grey/Red/>imsun; font-size:medium; line-height:normal"> . threw for two touchdowns and ran another to lead Houston past Tulane for a 30-18 win Saturday.Houston (8-2, 5-2 American Athletic Conference) never trailed, getting a touchdown on its opening possession when Tulanes Parry Nickerson fumbled a punt return in the end zone and it was recovered by Jeremy Winchester. Houston also got a safety in the fourth quarter.Ward finished with 189 yards passing and connected with Chance Allen and Steven Dunbar for touchdowns. His rushing TD came midway through the first quarter from the 5. Linell Bonner had 97 yards on nine catches.Tulane (3-7, 0-6) cut the gap to 14-10 on a 41-yard field goal by Andrew DiRocco in the second quarter.Glen Cuiellette threw for 241 yards, including touchdown throws to Darnell Mooney and D.J. Owens, for the Green Wave. Nike Air Max Tavas Womens/>imsun; font-size:medium; line-height:normal"> . After slipping from the summit during the week, the Gunners overcame struggling Crystal Palace 2-0 on Sunday thanks to Alex Oxlade-Chamberlains second-half brace. Vapormax Australia Nike/>imsun; font-size:medium; line-height:normal"> .  Aside from the trilogy main event title fight, there are a number of intriguing matchups in the heavyweight, welterweight and lightweight divisions.>imsun; font-size:medium; line-height:normal"> . The mixed zone is not a place to make friends. Is momentum in cricket real?Captains talk about it in earnest. Commentators go one step further, looking for the actual tipping point. It becomes part of the answer to why a player is in form and can even lay out why he isnt. It impacts a sides performance no matter the format. It even supersedes arguments such as conditions being different or that not all people tend to be affected by something in the same way.Clearly, physics was never big enough to hold momentum all to itself and having transcended into the sporting arena, it has become a buzzword that nobody can escape.In Rajkot, Virat Kohli said momentum sort of defines if you have an advantage of a disadvantage as a team. By that logic, can England consider themselves as being on top going into the Visakhapatnam Test? They made more runs in Rajkot. They took more wickets. They even took the awards. Assuming momentum is as powerful as everyone says, perhaps.Only, before the series began, India had crushed New Zealand, a team that seemed well-equipped to handle spin-friendly conditions. They hadnt lost a Test in over a year and the last time they did so at home was in 2012. If momentum was such an irresistible force, Kohli and his men shouldnt have been given the scare they were. Besides, theyve insisted it wasnt a scare. That tense situations like being six down with 10 overs left on a fifth-day pitch are a learning experience. You can imagine how desperately disappointed they must have been as kids when school was out.Momentum seems to have a tendency to vary with points of view as well. Alastair Cook is buoyed by the strength of Englands performance in the opening Test of one of the toughest series of his career. Kohli believes he will get a track that is conducive to Indias strengths so he is barely bothered about the events in Rajkot. Ask them who has the momentum, both men, would likely say they do. Makes sense. Not.Look at the things that have changed. India have brought back their first-choice opener. KL Rahul comes into the second Test on the back of a first-class century which not only points to his form but importantly establishes that he has recovered well from a hamstring injury. On the other hand, England are worried over the availlability of Chris Woakes, who has been among their best performing players since the start of their home summer. Nike Tns Black/>imsun; font-size:medium; line-height:normal">. Then there is the surface, which may start out better than hoped but would certainly deteriorate a lot quicker than the one at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Ground. R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja have exploited such conditions in the past. All they need is one to spin big. That combined with their ability to undercut the ball and make a few go straight has led many a batsmen to confusion. It is not an easily replicable skill. A spinner hoping for as little deviation as possible has to avoid the seam hitting the deck. Adil Rashid, Moeen Ali and Zafar Ansari may have made a fine start to the series, but can they match the Indians tricks? None of them is experienced enough in this format to carry a bowling attack.Finally, the batting. It is never black and white in touch conditions, which arguably, neither of these sides has had to deal with so far. Visakhapatnam - from day three onwards - appears set to remedy that. So defensive techniques need to be tight. Partnerships become crucial for any time a new batsman comes in, the likelihood of him getting out quickly may as well be a blaring red light on top of his head.Even if someone is in form, he has to be mindful of the ways in which the bowler is targeting him. Just because he made a hundred in the last innings doesnt give him the right to pass go and collect 200 the next time. Monopoly rules sadly dont apply in cricket.All these factors - the pitch, each teams plans, each individuals plans, the outcome of the toss - dispute the impact momentum can have across matches. Within a match then. Does one team pulling ahead immediately set them up in a match? Four years ago, in Ahmedabad, Cook made a resoundingly defiant 176 while following-on which forced the Indian bowlers to tire themselves out and may even have had a bearing on their potency in the next Test in Mumbai.Hard work, skill, and just that little bit of chance, make up a cricket match. Momentum - whatever it is - is a far weaker influence. Cheap NFL Jerseys/>imsun; font-size:medium; line-height:normal"> Cheap NFL Jerseys China/>imsun; font-size:medium; line-height:normal"> Cheap Jerseys From China/>imsun; font-size:medium; line-height:normal"> Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic/>imsun; font-size:medium; line-height:normal"> Wholesale Jerseys China/>imsun; font-size:medium; line-height:normal"> Cheap NFL Jerseys China/>imsun; font-size:medium; line-height:normal"> NFL Cheap Jerseys/>imsun; font-size:medium; line-height:normal"> ' ' '

/>imsun; font-size:medium; line-height:normal">DENVER -- Carlos Gonzalez was confident he wouldnt miss any extended time after suffering a sprained left ankle Wednesday night. 

Cam Robinson Youth Jersey/>imsun; font-size:medium; line-height:normal"> .Sure, its painful, he says. Its nothing compared to the ache his team would feel without him, though.Gonzalez homered twice before leaving the game with what looked like a bad sprain in the Rockies 12-2 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers.Gonzalez had his 19th multi-homer game of his career with Nos. 22 and 23 this season. He was then forced to exit the game in the bottom of the seventh after rolling his ankle in the batters box.Gonzalezs prognosis: I wont be out.I hope that tomorrow I will feel a little bit better, he added. If I feel a little bit better, itll be good enough to play. Just tape it and go out there and have fun with my team.Nolan Arenado, Mark Reynolds and DJ LeMahieu also went deep in Colorados 11th win in 13 games that moved it above the .500 mark for the first time since May 18.The Rockies latest streak has them within three games of the second NL wild card, with three teams between them and St. Louis. Gonzalez missing any substantial amount of time would hamper any postseason hopes -- especially since rookie shortstop Trevor Story (thumb) was already lost for the remainder of the season.Its been fun, Gonzalez said. Its fun when you get wins. We are playing good baseball right now.Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw was moved to the 60-day disabled list earlier in the day, and right-hander Louis Coleman (shoulder fatigue) and left-hander Adam Liberatore were also placed on the DL -- giving Los Angeles an NL-record 25 players put there this season.Arenado made things worse for the Dodgers from there, hitting a three-run home run to spark a five-run first inning off starter Brock Stewart (0-2). Reynolds added a two-run blast put the Rockies ahead 5-2.Later, LeMahieu and Gonzalez homered as part of a four-run fifth. Gonzales went deep again in the sixth.I am frustrated, Stewart said. The bullpen session before the game was great. Everything was working and then everything stayed flat during the game.It was a rough night, thats for sure.Tyler Anderson (4-3), meanwhile, allowed two runs in seven innings for Colorado. He struck out six and walked two. His lone blemish came in the first inning when Justin Turner hit a two-run home run.Anderson has been outstanding, Rockies manager Walt Weiss said. Hes a pretty amazing story when you think about it. Not pitching at all a year ago. He showed up at the big league level hitting the ground level. Hes given us a quality start every time out.SCOREBOARD WATCHING(This is) when the fun starts, Weiss said of the wild-card race. This is time of year where you get to watch the scoreboard and youre paying attention to the other games. Theres that focus and emphasis on your game every night, to win every night. Thats fun.Its a lot easier showing up to the ballpark under those circumstances.TRAINERS ROOMDodgers: Kershaw (back) wont be eligible to return until Aug. 27 at the earliest. ... LHP Rich Hill (hand) threw around 50 pitches in a bullpen session Wednesday. He looked real good and executed all his pitches, Roberts said. ... RHP Bud Norris threw a bullpen session and could make his next start this weekend.Rockies: SS Story (thumb) will undergo surgery Thursday in Denver. Story suffered a torn ulnar collateral ligament in Saturdays win over the Mets.UP NEXTDodgers: RHP Kenta Maeda (9-7, 3.23 ERA) has had some early success against the Rockies this season. In two starts against Colorado, the Japanese pitcher has allowed just one run and struck out 17 in 13 innings.Rockies: RHP Tyler Chatwood (10-6, 3.50 ERA) has allowed just one run and four hits in his previous two starts. Less impressive is the fact that he also gave up 12 walks in 12 innings during those starts. Dawuane Smoot Jersey/>imsun; font-size:medium; line-height:normal"> . This should be celebrated because it will not always be this way. With the amount of money given to players by their clubs these days, it is a wonder that so many of those teams allow the sport to continue to take away many of their assets so they can play for a different team in the middle of their season. Dawuane Smoot Womens Jersey/>imsun; font-size:medium; line-height:normal"> . The Americans, skipped by John Shuster, seized the advantage in the eighth end by scoring five points for a 7-3 lead. The Czechs pulled two back in the ninth, but Shusters team of third Jeff Isaacson, second Jared Zezel and lead John Landsteiner ended with another point to secure the last Olympic berth on offer.>imsun; font-size:medium; line-height:normal"> .500 on the season. The Jets are now 0-5-1 in the second game of back-to-backs. The game started the same way the Vancouver game started the night before, with the Jets taking the first two penalties of the game and killing off the first, but the Oilers getting on the board first, scoring on the second man-advantage. TAMPA, Fla. -- About 100 Atlanta Falcons fans lingered in the stands at Raymond James Stadium, chanting MVP! MVP! MYP! as Matt Ryan returned to the field for post-game interviews.The NFLs passing yardage leader was nearly flawless again Thursday night, throwing for 344 yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions to help the NFC South leaders tighten their grip on first place with a 43-28 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.He had a real locked-in look about him, Falcons coach Dan Quinn said. Matts really been on point with where to go with the ball.Julio Jones had eight receptions for 111 yards and a TD as the Falcons (6-3) avenged a 31-24 season-opening loss to the Bucs (3-5) in Atlanta. Tampa Bay has dropped two straight on the heels of a three-game winning streak that got them back in the division race.They played a little better than we did that day. I feel like we have continued to improve, Ryan said. For me, the best thing from a confidence standpoint is that we continue to get better, week in and week out.Jones, whos closing in on another 1,000-yard receiving season with 970 through nine games, caught a 3-yard scoring pass in the third quarter, when Ryan led TD drives of 86 and 82 yards to break it open.Levine Toilolo, Patrick DiMarco and Austin Hooper also caught TD pass from Ryan, who leads the NFL with 2,980 yards and 23 touchdowns vs. four interceptions.Jameis Winston threw for 261 yards and three touchdowns for Tampa Bay, including scoring passes of 3 and 24 yards to Evans, who had 11 receptions.Both of Tampa Bays young stars finished the game on the sideline, with Evans being evaluated for a possible concussion and Winston limping off after being shaken up when he was tackled trying to score on a two-point conversion play with just under seven minutes remaining.Koetter didnt provide much of an update on eithers condition, other than to say Jameis told me hes fine and that Evans was in the concussion protocol after taking a hard hit along the sideline after making a catch in the fourth quarter.Winston was tackled around the ankle by Atlantas Brooks Reed and also hit by cornerback Jalen Collins. The first overall pick in last years draft said he was fine and did not leave the game because of injury.The coach took me out, said Winston, who later did a little dance move to demonstrate to reporters that he was OK.Mike Glennon finished up for the Bucs, taaking his first regular season snaps since 2014. Dede Westbrook Jaguars Jersey/>imsun; font-size:medium; line-height:normal">. He threw a late TD pass to Cameron Brate to cut into a 23-point deficit.RING OF HONOR: The Bucs inducted former safety John Lynch into the teams Ring of Honor. Together with Hall of Famers Warren Sapp and Derrick Brooks, Lynch formed the foundation of a dominating defense that helped transform Tampa Bay from the laughingstock of the NFL into a Super Bowl champion. A nine-time Pro Bowl selection and a finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame last winter, Lynch played for the Bucs 1993 to 2003 and the Denver Broncos from 2004 to 2007. He was inducted into the Broncos Ring of Honor earlier this month.NO CONFIDENCE?: The Bucs defense yielded 626 yards , including 513 passing, during last weeks 30-24 overtime loss to Oakland. That may have contributed to the decision Thursday night to decline a 15-yard face mask against the Falcons, settling for Matt Bryant kicking a 41-yard field goal for a 13-7 Atlanta lead instead of giving Ryan a chance to convert third-and-22 from the Tampa Bay 38MATTY ICE: Ryan has thrown for 1,344 yards, nine touchdowns and just two interceptions in his last four games against the Bucs, who had won three straight in the division rivalry. The Bucs lead the all-time series 24-23.GOTCHA: Bucs DT Gerald McCoy talked this week about his admiration for Ryan , but reiterated that good sportsmanship should never be confused with a lack of commitment to do whatever to necessary to win. He said hed shake the quarterbacks hand before and after the game, but spend the rest of the night trying to make the NFL passing yardage leader uncomfortable. McCoy sacked Ryan in the second quarter, forcing a fumble that led to Winstons second TD pass to Evans.INJURIES: With Doug Martin (hamstring) and Jacquizz Rodgers (foot) inactive, rookie Peyton Barber became the fourth different starting running back for Tampa Bay this season. Bucs C Joe Hawley left with a knee injury in the second quarter and did not return. Falcons CB Desmond Trufant left with a shoulder injury in the first half and did not return.UP NEXT: The Falcons travel to Philadelphia, while the Bucs finish a three-game homestand against Chicago on Nov. 13.---AP NFL website: and Cheap NFL Jerseys/>imsun; font-size:medium; line-height:normal"> Cheap NFL Jerseys China/>imsun; font-size:medium; line-height:normal"> Cheap Jerseys From China/>imsun; font-size:medium; line-height:normal"> Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic/>imsun; font-size:medium; line-height:normal"> Wholesale Jerseys ChinaCheap NFL Jerseys China/>imsun; font-size:medium; line-height:normal"> NFL Cheap Jerseys/>imsun; font-size:medium; line-height:normal"> ' ' '

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Nike Air Max Womens Rose/>imsun; font-size:medium; line-height:normal"> . -- Now that hes won a career-high four straight major league games, Oakland As right--hander Kendall Graveman is in what should be unfamiliar territory, but he said it feels like old times.Its kind of what I expect out of myself, Graveman said Sunday. When you actually do it and actually command the baseball the way you want to, that feels normal. I remember when I was coming up through the system in the Blue Jays organization, this is what almost all of my starts felt like.Graveman will try to extend his winning streak on Monday night when the Oakland As open a three-game series against the Houston Astros, who beat Seattle 8-1 on Sunday and will send right-hander Mike Fiers to the mound.Gravemen went 1-6 with a 5.36 ERA over his first nine starts. In his past eight starts, hes 4-0 with a 3.40 ERA, and the As are 7-1 in that stretch.Whats changed for Graveman?I think hes relying on his best pitch and not trying to be too fine with it, As manager Bob Melvin said before a 5-3 loss to Toronto. I think there were times where he probably was trying to pick a little too much on the corners. And when you have that kind of sink and its working for you, you have that kind of sink on your fastball, just throw it down the middle and let it move a little bit and hopefully they beat it into the ground, which, when hes pitching well and doing well, thats what theyre doing.Graveman said he has learned some valuable lessons while battling through some rough stretches at the start of his first two seasons with the As. Last year he was 1-2 with an 8.27 ERA when he was sent down to Triple-A Nashville. He wound up going 6-9 with a 4.05 ERA in 21 starts for the As as a rookie.Not to boast, but to have success in the minor leagues the way I did, you kind of think, Hey, this might be the way it is all the time, Graveman said. But youre going to go through some bumps and some struggles. I hadnt experienced that for a couple years leading up to that moment. Even last year when I came to start the year I really hadnt experienced that.But now I think you see I experienced a little bit of that after the first month of the season. Hit a little bump in the road there, and to get over it and continue to pitch and continue to compete and to find a way to get out of it quicker than I did last year, I think that was big. I think it showed growth.Fiers is 6-3 with a 4.35 ERA, but hes coming off a rough start on July 6 against Seattle. Fiers gave up four runs on five hits, including three home runs, in just 3 1/3 innings of work and got a no-decision in Houstons 9-8 victory.Fiers gave up all three home runs in a four-run fourth inning when Robinson Cano, Kyle Seager and Dae-Ho Lee took him deep as the Mariners cut Houstons lead to 5-4.The few games where we scored a lot, Ive given up a lot of runs or not gone as far in the game, Fiers said after the game. Im not changing anything. Im not trying to change anything, if I am. I just need to be better.Fiers is 0-1 with a 3.28 in four career starts against the As.Graveman is 2-1 with a 5.24 ERA in four career starts against Houston. In his last start on July 9 at Houston, he gave up two runs on five hits over five innings in a 3-2 As victory. He struck out three and walked none for his fourth straight win. Hell face the Astros again after eight days of rest.Ive thrown a couple bullpens since the last (start), Graveman said. Im just trying to keep that arm slot that Ive had going and its been good. Thats the main focus right now, just keep on top of the baseball and let the sinker work and pitch off of that.It was a good break, too. Ive thrown quite a few innings the first half of the year and I want to continue to do that. Its always good to have a little bit of a break physically and also mentally to take a little bit of a break because sometimes going every five day you really have to stay locked in. Nike Air Max Womens Purple/>imsun; font-size:medium; line-height:normal"> .ca. Hey Kerry, big fan of yours, just finished reading your book. I think that we all saw the Canucks/Flames line brawl just after puck drop. It was obvious that something was about to happen, even to the referees because the fourth lines were on to start. Nike Air Max Womens For Sale/>imsun; font-size:medium; line-height:normal"> . Datsyuk will miss Tuesdays game against New Jersey and could be sidelined longer, while Cleary will likely miss at least the next three games. Its been an injury-plagued season for Datsyuk, who has suited up for just 39 games.>imsun; font-size:medium; line-height:normal"> . Argentina winger Ezequiel Lavezzi and France midfielder Blaise Matuidi scored, with star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic setting up both despite having a poor game by his high standards. Forward Eduardo gave Ajaccio the lead in the sixth minute after being set up by right winger Benjamin Andre, and the Corsican side looked comfortable in the first half, with the lively Johan Cavalli causing problems with his probing runs from midfield.CHICAGO -- Max Scherzer went right back to winning. Miguel Cabrera walked off the field. Scherzer outpitched Chris Sale in a marquee matchup of All-Star starters to earn his 14th victory, and the Tigers overcame Cabreras injury to beat the Chicago White Sox 7-3 on Monday night. With one out in the bottom of the fifth inning, Cabrera was replaced at third base by Don Kelly. The 2012 AL MVP, who appeared to be holding his left side as he headed to the dugout, was removed with a sore hip flexor muscle and will be evaluated Tuesday. Detroit manager Jim Leyland said the Tigers are going to "wait and see" on Cabreras condition. "You know what? If hes got to miss a few games, hes got to miss a few games, and we find out how tough we are," Leyland said. Cabrera, who became baseballs first Triple Crown winner in 45 years last season, has played in 97 of Detroits 98 games this year. He began the day leading the AL with a .359 batting average and 96 RBIs. After scoring from second in the top of the fifth on Victor Martinezs single, Cabrera tried to loosen up his side. He wasnt able to do it, so he left the game. "It (felt) weird," Cabrera said. Without Cabrera, the Tigers still had more than enough to beat Chicago, which gave up five unearned runs. Scherzer (14-1) won his first 13 decisions before losing his last outing before he started the All-Star game for the American League last Tuesday night at Citi Field. He went eight innings Monday and allowed four hits while striking out five. The right-hander, who didnt allow a baserunner until Adam Dunns single with one out in the fifth, increased his strikeout total to 157. The only two runs Scherzer gave up came on solo homers by Dayan Viciedo and Conor Gillaspie. Scherzer also knew what kind of challenge he faced in Sale. "You know every time when Sales on the mound, hes one of the best. Youve got to bring your A game if youre going to have a chance," Scherzer said. "Tonight I thought I pitched the ball very well, but I also could have lost. At the same time, my teammates had a good idea of what they wanted to do." Martinez had four hits to raise his July average to .425 and Torii Hunter homered in the seventh for Detroit, which improved to 43-9 when scoring five or more runs. That offence, though, might not be the same if Cabrera is out for a little while. "If Miggy comes outt of a game hes definitely in pain, but Miggys one of those guys, hes tough. Nike Air Max Womens Pink/>imsun; font-size:medium; line-height:normal">. He wont be out long," Hunter said. "I definitely think if you need to rest him a little bit, a couple days, I guess we have to do that. We need him for the long run. If it takes a couple days for him to get where he needs to be, I think we should do it." Even with Sale pitching, the White Sox were far from where they needed to be Monday. Sale followed Scherzer to the mound in the All-Star game and worked two scoreless innings. This time, the left-hander pitched eight innings and gave up four runs -- two earned. He yielded seven hits while striking out 11. Sale (6-9) has struck out at least 10 five times this season. The Tigers scored two unearned runs in the fifth to make it 3-0 when Martinez singled with two outs, bringing in Hernan Perez and Cabrera. Perez led off the inning with a routine grounder to shortstop, but Alexei Ramirez misplayed it for the first of his two errors. After retiring Austin Jackson and Hunter, Sale walked Cabrera intentionally and then Fielder to load the bases for Martinez. Sale was visibly upset with the decision to walk Cabrera. "I like people to earn their way on base," Sale said. "Thats about it." Chicago, which was trying to win three straight games for the first time since June 8-10, fell to 11-20 against AL Central teams. The White Sox allowed five unearned runs and made three more errors to reach 64 after committing 70 last year. "Its going to happen every once in a while," White Sox manager Robin Ventura said. "You hope this one, even in the second half, is one of those every-once-in-a-whiles." NOTES: Leyland said it "might be wishful thinking" that Detroit 2B Omar Infante (left ankle) could be back by the weekend. Infante has been on the disabled list since July 4. ... Paul Konerko, activated from the 15-day DL following a lower back strain, was the White Sox designated hitter and went 0 for 3 in his first game since July 2. ... White Sox RHP Jake Peavy said the trade speculation surrounding him "is not something that consumes any bit of my thought process." Peavy does not have trade protection in the two-year contract he signed this off-season. ... 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/>imsun; font-size:medium; line-height:normal">Richmond chief executive Brendon Gale says besieged coach Damien Hardwick will remain at Punt Road next year despite admitting the Tigers are playing without belief.

Jonathan Quick Team USA Hockey Jersey/>imsun; font-size:medium; line-height:normal"> .Gale came out and publicly backed the under-fire coach following Saturdays disastrous 88-point loss to Greater Western Sydney in Canberra in which Hardwicks side managed just three goals.Damien has a contract, hell be the coach next year, Gale told 3AW on Sunday.Hes been a strong coach for our football club and I think theres some considerable learnings out of this year and I think hell be better for it.I dont look at the game (against GWS) in isolation ... its been a disappointing year.I really think probably from the opening bounce of round one we havent played well and thats disappointing.Hardwick signed a two-year contract extension earlier this year that ties him to the club until the end of the 2018 season.Richmond have bowed out at the elimination final stage of the past three seasons, their last finals win was back in 2001, and they sit 13th on the ladder with a 7-11 record after round 19.Gale assured fans those at the club arent sitting on their hands and just accepting recent results, with all facets of performance at the club were being reviewed on an ongoing basis.But he agreed that the listless performance against the Giants didnt look great.Our guys look as though theyre playing without belief at the moment and I think theyve looked like that for a while, he said of the loss that followed a 70-point thumping at the hands of Hawthorn.Theyve played finals the last three years and thats where they see themselves and I think when it reached a point when that was probably not going to happen they lost a bit of belief.Gale admitted the club has encountered head winds and speed humps as it has tried to improve its playing list during a period when expansion clubs GWS and Gold Coast have dominated the national draft.But he dismissed the notion that the Tigers need to embark on a complete rebuild of their playing stocks.Its an overused word, its very simplistic, he replied when asked if a rebuild was required.List development is a continuum - theres no start, theres no end (and) theres no complete rebuild, start again.Im confident with where our list is at. Joe Pavelski Jersey/>imsun; font-size:medium; line-height:normal">. Soukalova missed only one target and completed the 15-kilometre course in 40 minutes, 32.6 seconds for both victories in this seasons individual discipline. Darya Domracheva of Belarus was second, 34. Ryan Kesler Team USA Hockey Jersey/>imsun; font-size:medium; line-height:normal"> . Bjorn, who had a 36-hole total of 8-under 134, made a testing six-foot putt to save par on the 16th and a birdie on the 17th before bogeying the final hole after a misjudged approach shot. American Kevin Streelman was in second place after shooting a 69.>imsun; font-size:medium; line-height:normal"> .ca looks back at the stories and moments that made the year memorable.New Zealand established a commanding position in the first Test against Pakistan, after 14 wickets fell on day three in Christchurch. Despite being bowled out for 200 just before lunch, a strong performance from the home sides bowlers towards the back end of the day meant Pakistan closed the day only 62 runs ahead with three second-innings wickets remaining.Earlier, Kane Williamsons side resumed on 104-3, just 29 runs behind with hopes of building a big first innings total, but the morning session belonged to the touring partys bowlers as New Zealands last seven wickets fell for 96 runs - Rahat Ali the pick of the Pakistan bowlers with 4-62 from his 15.5 overs.Henry Nicholls (30) was the first to fall - lbw to Sohail Khan (3-78) - before debutant Jeet Raval edged Mohammad Amir (3-43) to first slip without adding to his overnight score of 55. Pakistans Sohail Khan celebrates the wicket of Colin de Grandhomme Colin de Grandhomme hit some lusty blows in his first Test innings with a quickfire 29 from 37 balls, including six fours, while useful cameos from Tim Southee (22) and Neil Wagner (21) helped the home side to 200 all out and a first-innings lead of 67. Jamie Langenbrunner Jersey/>imsun; font-size:medium; line-height:normal">. After safely negotiating six overs before lunch, the tourists went into their shell in the afternoon session, adding just 44 runs in 29 overs for the loss of Sami Aslam (7 from 57 balls).With runs continuing to dry up after tea, Neil Wagner (2-21) peppered Pakistans batsmen with a spell of short pitched bowling and was rewarded with his 100th Test wicket when Babar Azam (29) gloved behind, before Younus Khan (1) was removed with another vicious short ball.Trent Boult (3-18) ended Azhar Alis laborious innings of 31 from 173 balls after bowling the opener via the inside edge, and he also dismissed Sarfraz Ahmed (2) and Amir (6) before the close as New Zealand go into day four well placed to go 1-0 up in the two-Test series.Watch live coverage from day four of the first Test between New Zealand and Pakistan, on Sky Sports 5 from 9.55pm on Saturday. Cheap NFL Jerseys/>imsun; font-size:medium; line-height:normal"> Cheap NFL Jerseys China/>imsun; font-size:medium; line-height:normal"> Cheap Jerseys From China/>imsun; font-size:medium; line-height:normal"> Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic/>imsun; font-size:medium; line-height:normal"> Wholesale Jerseys China/>imsun; font-size:medium; line-height:normal"> Cheap NFL Jerseys China/>imsun; font-size:medium; line-height:normal"> NFL Cheap Jerseys/>imsun; font-size:medium; line-height:normal"> ' ' '

/>imsun; font-size:medium; line-height:normal">The debutants Brendon Julian handed ODI caps to Joe Mennie and Chris Tremain before the toss, which resulted in the pair of pacemen sharing the new ball on debut. 

Nike Air Max 90 White/>imsun; font-size:medium; line-height:normal"> . This was a difficult examination for the inexperienced pair, trying to subdue South Africa on a shirtfront of a Wanderers pitch, and both were to cop a fair degree of punishment even though both were able to beat the bat numerous times early on. Ultimately Tremain emerged with a little more credit, bowling well at the death and claiming a wicket. But figures of 1 for 78 and 0 for 82 werent much to write home about.The omission The sight of Hashim Amla sitting on the sidelines, despite apparently being passed fit to play, was a surprise to many, not least the former South Africa captain Kepler Wessels, who remarked in commentary that he was astonished by the call. However the man who would have made way for Amla was Rilee Rossouw, who proceeded to reward the selectors faith by compiling an excellent 75, characterised by plenty of crisp off-side strokes.The futile chase Steven Smith tried his best as captain to restrict the scoring rate, but his frustrations at not being able to do so were summed up when he gave chase to a Faf du Plessis straight drive midway through the innings. The Wanderers outfield was a little more mottled than usual, resulting in the occasional bobble, but du Plessis stroke was well-timed enough to beat Smith to the rope. In his flailing effort to get there, Smith crashed hard into the advertising hoardings beyond, and rose gingerly and ruefully from his chase.The starts An unsettling pattern has emerged in the first two matches of the series for Australia, that of South Africas batsmen being able to go on to big scores and strong partnerships while the visitors are unable to do the same. This time around no fewer than six Australian batsmen were able to make it to double figures, but none could better Travis Heads 51, admittedly his highest ODI score to date. Smiths dismissal was typical of the run of play, strangled down the leg side through an excellent catch by Quinton de Kock after looking in control. Nike Air Max 90 Black/>imsun; font-size:medium; line-height:normal"> .C. -- Chris Thorburn thinks one of the reasons the Winnipeg Jets have been successful under new coach Paul Maurice is that theyre playing together as a team. Nike Air Max 90 Shoes Sale/>imsun; font-size:medium; line-height:normal"> . The injury bothered Bledsoe in the Suns victory over the Clippers on Monday and he sat out the teams home loss to Memphis on Thursday night.>imsun; font-size:medium; line-height:normal"> . -- Mike Smith never saw his first NHL goal go in.FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- There are plenty of new wide receivers on the field at the New England Patriots off-season workouts. Only three of the 12 on the roster are holdovers from last year. Gone are Wes Welker, Brandon Lloyd and Deion Branch. The new group is led by Danny Amendola. After Tuesdays practice during organized team activities, Amendola said the receivers are working together to help each other learn the compplex playbook. Cheap Nike Air Max 90 Mens/>imsun; font-size:medium; line-height:normal">. He says thats similar to the one he had with the St. Louis Rams when current Patriots offensive co-ordinator Josh McDaniels held that same position. But he says the Patriots playbook is more intricate. Julian Edelman and Matthew Slater are the only Patriots wide receivers who have caught passes from New England quarterback Tom Brady. The third and final day of OTAs is Wednesday, Cheap NFL Jerseys/>imsun; font-size:medium; line-height:normal"> Cheap NFL Jerseys China/>imsun; font-size:medium; line-height:normal"> Cheap Jerseys From China/>imsun; font-size:medium; line-height:normal"> Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic/>imsun; font-size:medium; line-height:normal"> Wholesale Jerseys China/>imsun; font-size:medium; line-height:normal"> Cheap NFL Jerseys China/>imsun; font-size:medium; line-height:normal"> NFL Cheap Jerseys/>imsun; font-size:medium; line-height:normal"> ' ' '

/>imsun; font-size:medium; line-height:normal">The bowl schedule is complete, all the way from the Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl on Dec. 

Julién Davenport Youth Jersey/>imsun; font-size:medium; line-height:normal"> . 17 to the College Football Playoff National Championship on Jan. 9.Already, were circling some of the matchups that jump out at us, games that feature compelling storylines and the potential to be fourth-quarter thrillers.But what if there were no bowl tie-ins and we could put together any postseason matchups we wanted this season?Weve taken the liberty of doing just that and have come up with our 10 dream bowl matchups. The only qualifier was that teams had to be bowl-eligible this season. And since Ill be covering all 10, the sites will all be in tropical locations, including the last four on the Hawaiian Islands.So here goes:Alabama vs. Michigan: If were genuinely sticking to the best four teams mantra, then Alabama and Michigan both belong in that group -- and what a donnybrook we would have on our hands. In any era, Alabama vs. Michigan is one of those games that just stokes emotions. Theyre two of the Goliaths in college football and have met only four times, with Alabama rolling 41-14 in the most recent meeting in 2012. Of course, what really makes this such a tasty matchup is the Jim Harbaugh-Nick Saban factor. Harbaugh took Saban to task during the offseason after Saban railed on satellite camps. Harbaugh even suggested that Saban was being hypocritical. Saban had no interest in engaging in a war of words and said, I dont really care what he thinks or tweets. Neither is going to suit up, but it sure would be entertaining to see them on opposite sidelines.Louisville vs. Washington State: Would we even need a clock in this game? The first team to 100 points wins. The Cardinals average 45.3 points per game and the Cougars 40.3 points per game. The quarterback matchup would also be a dandy. Louisvilles Lamar Jackson, the Heisman Trophy front-runner, is averaging 410.7 yards of total offense per game and has accounted for 51 touchdowns. Washington States Luke Falk is fourth nationally with 4,204 passing yards and tied for fifth with 37 touchdown passes. Just be sure to carve out about five hours to watch it, because the two teams average a combined 42.6 pass attempts per game. The other subplot is Mike Leach vs. Bobby Petrino, two of the best and most creative offensive minds in football going at it.Ohio State vs. Penn State: Lets settle the whole debate and let em play again. A novel idea, huh? Two teams lining up and playing each other to see whos best? That allegedly happened on Oct. 22 in Happy Valley with Penn State winning. The Nittany Lions also won the Big Ten championship, but the College Football Playoff selection committee deemed that Ohio State, with one fewer loss, had a more impressive resume and was thus the better team. The Buckeyes are legit and probably should be in the playoff even though they didnt win their own division. But the way the Nittany Lions played down the stretch with their nine straight wins and the way they charged back in the second half against Wisconsin in the Big Ten championship game cant be denied. So lets make this rematch happen, and well be sure to leave a front-row seat for Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany.Georgia vs. Miami: The Mark Richt Bowl is a natural. The Hurricanes were 8-4 in his first season back at his alma mater and recovered from a four-game losing streak during the middle of the season. The Bulldogs were 7-5 in Kirby Smarts first season as head coach and lost to rivals Florida, Georgia Tech and Tennessee. Georgia fired Richt for a lot less than that. He averaged 10 wins over the course of his 15-year tenure at Georgia (but went 10 years without a championship) and was sent packing at the close of the 2015 season -- yes, a season that ended with 10 wins. The heats not on Smart -- yet. He needs some time to get his recruits on board. But imagine the drama if these two teams were to meet up this postseason. Colorado vs. Tennessee: The Buffaloes were champions of the Pac-12 South. The Vols were champions of Life. So, somethings got to give, right? Seriously, the two coaches are perhaps forever intertwined. Butch Jones turned down an offer from Colorado following the 2012 season to take the Tennessee job, which cleared the way for the Buffs to hire Mike MacIntyre. Earlier in the week, then-Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, as a favor to John Elway, had sent Jones a text selling him on the Buffs, but Jones would be hired a few days later by Mannings alma mater, Tennessee. Jones, whose Vols ended the regular season with a loss to Vanderbilt, will enter the 2017 season squarely on the hot seat. MacIntyre, named last week as the Walter Camp Coach of the Year, is coming off the Buffs first 10-win season since 2001. Fate can be a funny thing sometimes.Pittsburgh vs. West Virginia: The Russell Athletic Bowl had a chance to make this happen and whiffed. A Backyard Brawl reunion would have been great. Its another one of those intense rivalries, two schools separated by 75 miles, that was lost to conference alignment when West Virginia joined the Big 12 in 2012 and Pitt joined the ACC a year later. The two teams faced each other 104 times between 1895 and 2011 and have a four-year renewal of the series set for 2022-25. But why wait that long? There have been some memorable games in this rivalry, one of the most notable being Pitt ruining West Virginias chances of playing for a national championship in 2007. The Panthers were huge underdogs that day and shocked the No. 2 Mountaineers 13-9 in the regular-season finale.Oklahoma vs. USC: Sometimes you go to a football game and a tennis match breaks out. Actually, it happens pretty frequently in the Big 12. How cool would it be to see the explosive offenses at Oklahoma and USC trading blows? The two defensive coordinators might not be giddy about it, but any game that features Baker Mayfield, Dede Westbrook, Samaje Perine, Sam Darnold, Adoree Jackson, JuJu Smith-Schuster and Ronald Jones II is going to be one of those back-and-forth affairs that makes the postseason even more festive. Whats more, theyre two of the hottest teams in college football right now. Oklahoma has won nine in row and USC eight in a row. Be sure and loosen up the old neck for this one.Florida State vs. LSU: Weve heard so much about Jimbo Fisher and LSU the past two years that we thought wed pair the two once and for all. No, LSU isnt looking for a head coach again. The Tigers have their man, Ed Orgeron, and are glad to have him. But Fisher was a coach LSU coveted a year ago when it looked like Les Miles might get fired and again this year after the Tigers did fire Miles and were trying to decide which direction they were going. Fisher, who was an assistant at LSU under Nick Saban, is happy at Florida State, and Orgeron has his dream job at LSU. Even though all of the coaching chatter is over, FSU-LSU sounds like an inviting matchup on the field. Plus, whos not up for a duel of LSUs Hold That Tiger and FSUs War Chant all game from the bands?San Diego State vs. Vanderbilt: Not all of the best players in college football play at Alabama, Ohio State, USC or any of the blue bloods. So weve set up a matchup that features one of the best offensive players in the country and one of the best defensive players in the country, two guys who probably didnt get the love they deserved. San Diego State running back Donnel Pumphrey is averaging 155.2 rushing yards per game, which ranks second nationally. He needs 108 yards in the bowl game to break Ron Daynes NCAA career rushing record of 6,397 yards. Vanderbilt linebacker Zach Cunningham would be one of the reasons Pumphrey didnt break that record. Cunningham leads the SEC with 119 total tackles and is third with 16.5 tackles for loss. He has made one big play after another for the Commodores. Texas A&M vs. TCU: Its always fun to see a quarterback get a shot at his old team, so well call this the Kenny Trill Hill Bowl. Hill started his career at Texas A&M, and what a start it was. He threw for 511 yards in his first start against South Carolina in 2014. But it was downhill after that in College Station, and Hill was replaced by freshman Kyle Allen by midseason and wound up transferring. Hill won the job in the preseason this year at TCU and passed for 3,062 yards with 15 touchdown passes and 13 interceptions. 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The Canucks have lost five straight games and six of their last seven, leaving them in a logjam in the Pacific Division, currently sitting fifth - good for ninth in the Western Conference. New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr.?doesnt think he is well-liked anywhere around the NFL.I dont know if Im necessarily liked anywhere, really, Beckham said Wednesday when asked if there was any lingering resentment among the Dallas Cowboys following his celebrated one-handed catch. It just is what it is when were on the field; off the field, theres no hard feelings for me anywhere. At the end of the day, its football.I cant control who resents, likes, doesnt like, in a sense. We just go out there, handle our business, play football and keep it moving from there.Beckham, 23, is set to start his third professional season with a matchup Sunday afternoon against the Cowboys and?cornerback Brandon Carr, who was on the wrong end of Beckhams famous, behind-the-ear grab two years ago.?Two of Beckhams three least productive games last season actually came against Carr, with the Cowboys limiting the Pro Bowl receiver to nine catches for 79 yards in the two meetings.It just happened that way, Beckham said. First game last year was in Dallas stadium and, like I said, we really didnt hit the ground running. It was kind of lackadaisical and we were going through the motions. Make sure this year we hit it and get it right.Whenever Beckham takes the field, all eyes are on the electric receiver. Hes eccentric, flashy and talented. He makes one-handed grabs, plans elaborate touchdown dances and holds an extended, one-handed catch session during warm-ups.Does it make him a villain?I dont know. You tell me, Beckham said. Could be that way, couldnt be thaat way, I dont know. D Onta Foreman Texans Jersey/>imsun; font-size:medium; line-height:normal">. Im more focused on this year and accomplishing the goals that we have set out -- winning games.Opposing players, particularly Washington Redskins cornerback Josh Norman, have cited Beckhams whining and constant complaining as reasons why there is dislike for him.Cornerback Chris Culliver, now with the Miami Dolphins, called Beckham the most complaining person Ive went against. Stephon Gilmore of the Buffalo Bills called him a prima donna.But Beckham thinks differently in regards to why those perceptions exist.Because of this, he said, flashing a grin from ear to ear. I dont know. I have fun. Im myself at all times and I dont think its necessarily liked all the time, unless youre on my side. I cant really control that. Like I said, I cant control who likes, doesnt like me. Its football at this point.Beckham does have his backers. Hes popular in the locker room and is developing into a respected leader among his Giants teammates. 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/>imsun; font-size:medium; line-height:normal">Steven Stamkos insisted all along that he wanted to stay put in Tampa Bay to win the Stanley Cup. 

Brendan Langley Youth Jersey/>imsun; font-size:medium; line-height:normal"> .The two-time Maurice Richard Trophy winner as the NHLs leading goal scorer gave himself that opportunity Wednesday, re-signing with the Lightning for eight years and foregoing a chance to test free agency.The team confirmed the agreement, which is worth $68 million, meaning the 26-year-old captain will earn an average of $8.5 million per season.The deal was reached two days before Stamkos had the opportunity to gauge his worth on the open market, where the four-time All-Star star with 312 goals was expected to command far more lucrative offers from numerous bidders, including his hometown Toronto Maple Leafs, the Buffalo Sabres and Detroit Red Wings.Instead, he chose to stay with the team that made him the No. 1 pick in the 2008 draft.I am excited to move forward with the Lightning ... for the next eight years, Stamkos said in a statement released by the team.Its not often that a player gets the chance to spend his career in one organization, and I am hopeful that this agreement sets me on that path. ... Most importantly, I look forward to working with my teammates, coaches and our management in our goal of winning a Stanley Cup.The 26-year-old center is third on Lightnings all-time scoring list for goals and points. He was the NHLs leading scorer in 2012 and shared the title with Sidney Crosby in 2010.The contract that we agreed to is a number that (the Lightning presented) a while back. ... Ultimately Steven was willing to accept, general manager Steve Yzerman said.The GM added that when resumed talks with agent Don Meehan on Wednesday: I hadnt given up hope, but I certainly wasnt necessarily expecting it to get it done.Lightning teammate Ryan Callahan welcomed the news, writing on Twitter: Could not be more happy to have El Capitan Back!!! Callahan then joked that Stamkos will be picking up the tab at a fast-food restaurant.The agreement comes as something of a surprise after Stamkos and the Lightning were unable to negotiate a contract extension during the season. The uncertainty led to Stamkos potentially becoming the highest-profile player to hit the free agent market in several years.His status even loomed over the NHL draft in Buffalo last weekend, where several team executives expressed their interest in making a bid to sign Stamkos. Sabres general manager Tim Murray was among them, and referred to Stamkos as the big fish.Yzerman remained hopeful that a deal could be reached, saying as recently as last weekend that he had not closed the door on re-signing the teams star.The Lightning at least had a slight edge over other teams. Under NHL rules, they were allowed to sign Stamkos to an eight-year contract, while other teams were limited to making seven-year offers.We are very appreciative of the effort and commitment that Steven and his representatives have exhibited in getting a deal done, Yzerman said in the club announcement.We are excited to have him as a cornerstone part of the team for the next eight years as we continue in the franchises ultimate pursuit of winning another Stanley Cup.Stamkos has topped 40 goals four times. He won the NHLs regular-season scoring title twice, including 2011-12, when he had a career-best 60 goals.The captain is coming off a season in which he had 36 goals and 64 points in 77 games, before being sidelined after having surgery on April 4 to treat a blood clot near his right collarbone. He did not return until he saw limited ice time in Tampa Bays 2-1 loss to Pittsburgh in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference final.The blood clot condition, called vascular thoracic outlet syndrome, is not expected to affect Stamkos career going forward.The Maple Leafs and Sabres were seeking to sign Stamkos in a bid to hasten their rebuilding plans. The Red Wings were believed to be interested after star Pavel Datsyuk chose to play in Russias Kontinental Hockey League.The Lightning have a deep and talented roster, which Stamkos helped lead to the 2015 Stanley Cup Final, where Tampa Bay lost to the Blackhawks in six games.---AP Sports Writer Fred Goodall in Tampa, Florida, contributed to this story Chad Kelly Jersey/>imsun; font-size:medium; line-height:normal"> . The No. 1-ranked Nadal tweaked his back warming up for the Australian Open final, which he lost almost four weeks ago in a major upset against Stanislas Wawrinka. 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But the last-second put back gave the Bucs their sixth win in the last seven games.I saw the opportunity to come back and help my team win the game, said Mosquera-Perea. Coach tells us to never give up and we didnt. We knew we had to box out and get the rebound. Thats what we did.?Desonta Bradford led East Tennessee State with 15 points while T.J. Cromer added 14.?I thought we played a complete game and we didnt do that Saturday against Dayton, said East Tennessee State head coach Steve Forbes. Mississippi State is young and talented and we knew it would be tough because they are so athletic. But for the most part we were pretty settled most of the game and weathered that storm.?Aric Holman led Mississippi State with 17 points and was one of four Bulldogs in double digits. Mississippi States leading scorer, Quinndary Weatherspoon, was just 3 of 14 from the floor and finished with 13 points. Mario Kegler had 12 and Peters had 10 for the Bulldogs.?Obviously its a tough loss against what I think is a very good team, said Mississippi State head coach Ben Howland. Demarcus Walker Youth Jersey/>imsun; font-size:medium; line-height:normal">. . They are a tough team and a veteran team. I was disappointed in the first half with our transition defense. I tried to make it really clear how good this team is and we were a step slow to start the first half. We just have to get better guarding the ball and staying in front, defensively.Mississippi State (6-3) jumped to an 8-2 lead before the visiting Bucs went on a hot streak. East Tennessee State went on a 12-4 run midway through the first half and took a 29-21 lead with 8:15 left in the half.?The Bucs (8-2) shot 48.1 percent in the first half and led 31-26 at the break. 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/>imsun; font-size:medium; line-height:normal">One of the most prominent numbers of 2016 has been the batting stats for Englands lower middle order. 

Ryan Anderson Redskins Jersey/>imsun; font-size:medium; line-height:normal"> . Jonny Bairstow has already scored 1355 Test runs in 2016 - which is more than any other batsman this year - of which 1161 have come when he has batted at No. 6 or 7. With Ben Stokes and Moeen Ali contributing handsomely at those positions too, England have enormous firepower in their lower middle order, who are capable of turning matches around with the ability to not only score runs, but score them quickly. All three have shown the ability to build on a solid foundation by the top order, but more importantly, have repeatedly hauled England out of a hole when they have lost early wickets. Against Australias strong pace attack, it is entirely possible that England lose a few early wickets. If that does happen, the presence of a strong lower middle order could be priceless.While Englands lower middle order has proved their quality time and again in these last 15 months, Australias has struggled. In the period since the last Ashes series in 2015, their Nos. 6 and 7 batsmen have averaged 19.81. The averages for Australia and England are at the two ends of the list: England are at the head of the class with their 50-plus class, while Australia make up the bottom. The difference between the averages for England and India, the next best team, further illustrates how much better than all other teams they have been in this aspect of their batting. Three England batsmen have scored 450-plus runs at Nos. 6 and 7 since the last Ashes, and the numbers for all of them are hugely impressive: they have all scored multiple hundreds - with a top score of more than 150 - and average more than 44 at strike rates greater than 59. Only two Australian batsmen have batted more than twice at those positions in this period, and their numbers are limp by comparison. Peter Nevill, no longer in favour with the selectors after the Hobart fiasco, has tried to dig in and bat time, but only averages 21.61, while Mitchell Marsh hasnt done much better. Nevills 66 is the highest for Australia at these two slots, and one of only three 50-plus scores in 36 innings, compared to Englands highest of 258, and 20 fifty-plus scores in 65 innings.Australia tried new faces at these positions in the Adelaide Test against South Africa, but unless they contribute handsomely and cement their places by the Ashes, England will have a huge advantage in this aspect. The fact that all three of their stars at these positions have a second skill in their armoury - Bairstow behind the stumps, Moeen and Stokes with the ball - further adds to Englands depth. The pace comparisonBoth Australia and England are largely reliant on their quick bowlers for wickets, and on pitches which should be reasonably fast and bouncy, this battle between the two pace attacks promises to be an enthralling one. In the recent Australia-South Africa series, fast bowlers accounted for 82 wickets, the fourth-highest ever in a three-Test series in Australia - the three higher ones were all between 1979 and 1982, and two of them featured West Indies. In the 15 months since the last Ashes, South Africa, England and Australia have the best fast-bowling stats, and on pitches likely to offer reasonable pace and bounce, this promises to be a spicy pace contest. James Anderson, Stuart Broad, Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood have all taken 50-plus Test wickets at sub-30 averages in the last 15 months, but England seem to have the better support act, in the form of Chris Woakes and Ben Stokes, both of whom have taken 35-plus wickets at impressive averages during this period. Australias third-highest wicket-taker among their pace attack is Mitchell Marsh, with 20 wickets at 38.40. That also suggests Australia might be more reliant on their top two bowlers, and could be badly hit if either of them is unavailable due to injury. Steven Smith v Joe RootThey are the best batsmen in their teams, and among the best going around today. In the last 15 months, they are both among the top six run-scorers in Tests: Root leads the charts with 1669 runs to Smiths 1216, but Smith has played only 24 innings to Roots 36 and has the better average. Roots recent conversion rate - three hundreds in 15 fifty-plus scores - is also a bit of a worry, compared to Smiths four in ten. Both Smith and Root were prolific in the 2015 Ashes - Smith scored 508 runs at 56.44 and Root 460 at 57.50, but the overall averages for both in Ashes games are in the early 40s: 41.29 for Root, and 43.19 for Smith. Those numbers will only go up, since both werent so prolific in their first couple of Ashes series. Smith will have home advantage next season: he averages 63.29 in home Tests, while Root only averaged 27.42 in eight innings in the 5-0 drubbing in 2013-14. Given Roots class and his recent form, though, the numbers are unlikely to be as skewed in the 2017-18 Ashes. The Cook contrastAlastair Cook has played six Ashes series. In the 2010-11 series in Australia, he was in irresistible form, scoring 766 runs in seven innings, with three centuries. In the remaining 25 Ashes Tests, he has scored less than twice the tally of 2010-11, with only one hundred in 48 innings.The Bairstow-Stokes-Moeen troika gives England plenty of muscle in the middle order, but England will a long way towards winning the Ashes if Cook can summon some of the form of 2010-11. With Starc and Hazlewood expected to be at the top of their game, a solid Cook defying them for long periods will significantly ease the run-scoring task for Englands middle order. BT Sport is your new home for Australias home international matches and Big Bash League, including the 2017-18 Ashes series. 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