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IRVINE, Calif. UGG Mini Classic Pas Cher . -- No matter when Jared Goff relieves starting quarterback Case Keenum or how much the rookie plays, he will be the focal point of the Los Angeles Rams preseason opener Saturday.The No. 1 overall pick in the 2016 draft got a preview of what kind of attention he can expect going forward from the season premiere of Hard Knocks, the HBO documentary series that follows life in an NFL training camp. Goff was shown taking a ride on the Goodyear Blimp, buying electric fans so offensive players could stay cool in their dorm rooms at UC Irvine, adjusting to a pro-style scheme, and not remembering where exactly the sun rises.Goff said Thursday he hasnt heard back from Taylor Swift after his interest in the pop star became television fodder, but is hearing about his sunrise gaffe.Got a lot of grief from my friends and stuff, but I thought it was funny, Goff said. I know it is a TV show and they are trying to make a story line whatever that may be. That doesnt bother me. I think its funny and I think its cool, something I can probably watch for years to come.Everything Goff has done during training camp has drawn plenty of interest.Goffs media availability attracted more than a dozen reporters Thursday, while Keenum spoke to less than half that number on Monday. While he has been taking snaps with the first team offense in closed walk-throughs, Goffs first public work with the starters in a two-minute drill on Tuesday resulted in a barrage of questions for coach Jeff Fisher and offensive coordinator Rob Boras.That interest will only intensify, but Goff said he isnt paying heed to the overwhelming attention from fans and media.Whatever you guys say, take it with a grain of salt. It doesnt mean much to me, Goff said. I dont read anything. I dont look at anything. I just try to do my best every day out here and get better and do the best I can.Goff said he believes the tempo of practice and quality of the Rams defense has him prepared for his first NFL action. He expects to treat it like every other game he has played in, though there will be one notable difference as he will be coming off the bench. Goff, a three-year starter at California, didnt remember the last time he did not take the first snap in a game.In football, I dont know, Goff said.Goff didnt know how much he would play against the Dallas Cowboys either.Ill go in whenever they tell me to go in and go out wherever they tell me to go out, Goff said, I dont think that is up to me.Game notes Fisher hasnt divvied up playing time just yet, but indicated starters would likely play two or three series before exiting. A handful of players might not make their preseason debut until Week 2, he added. ... Fisher is certain that no one is more excited to see the Cowboys than Rams center Tim Barnes, left guard Cody Wichmann and right guard Jamon Brown, not even the expected crowd of nearly 90,000. Our interior have had just about enough of (All-Pro defensive tackle) Aaron Donald, so they are looking forward to lining up against someone else, Fisher said.---AP NFL website: and UGG Classic Short Sparkles . The (11-11-4) Jets are seventh in the Central Division with 26 points.  Fifth place Dallas and sixth-seeded Nashville also have 26 points, but the Stars have three games in hand on Winnipeg while Nashville has two. UGG Classic Short Noir . Despite dominating possession, Schalke needed an own goal from Nicolas Hoefler for the breakthrough a minute before the interval. The Freiburg midfielder misjudged Jefferson Farfans corner and bundled the ball into his own net. . The visitors took a deserved lead in the 16th minute with midfielder Yohan Cabaye curling the ball beyond Adrian from inside the penalty area. MINNEAPOLIS -- Even down double digits in the closing minutes, James Harden never gave up hope in his Houston Rockets.With each win, the Rockets are making believers out of the rest of the NBA as well.Harden scored 10 of his 28 points in overtime and Houston rallied from 12 points down with just over two minutes to play to win its 10th straight game, 111-109 over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday night.Harden also had 13 assists and nine rebounds for the Rockets, who have not lost since Nov. 29. Ryan Anderson scored 28 points, and Eric Gordon finished with 20.Houston trailed 93-81 with 2:04 to play, and still Harden told Anderson they were going to win. Anderson and Trevor Ariza hit two 3-pointers each in a 14-2 run.Yeah, Im so confident in this team. I dont ever see us out of a game, Harden said. We score the ball so easily, so well.Karl-Anthony Towns had 41 points, 15 rebounds and five assists for Minnesota, and Zach LaVine scored 24 points. But the Wolves turned the ball over 22 times and couldnt get a stop down the stretch to miss their chance for their first back-to-back wins this season.We just let one go, thats it, Towns said. I let one go. We just have to move on to the next game and get ready.One night after setting NBA records with 24 made 3s on 61 attempts, the Rockets started the game 7 for 29 from deep. But they found their range in the nick of time, hitting 10 of their final 22 3s, including five in the final 2:38 of regulation.Andersons first 3 of the game-winning surge splashed through with 2:03 to play, and his second cut the deficit to 95-92 with 33 seconds to go. Ariza, who missed eight of his first nine 3s in the game, hit one from the corner to tie it at 95 with 6.5 seconds remaining.Harden opened OT with a 3, and then scored on two zig-zagging drives to the rim to put Houston in control and the Rockets withstood a late charge from Minnesota.We cant just let that happen, LaVine said. We played too good of a game to let that slip through our fingers.It was a big win for tthe weary Rockets, who overcame a slow start to improve to 4-0 on the second night of back-to-backs. UGG Classic Mini Homme. There was a lot of points where Im thinking, `Were in trouble, coach Mike DAntoni said. The guys, thats where the chemistry comes in, and the will to win, the will to get things right and bounce back.TIP-INSRockets: C Clint Capela left with a bruised left leg and did not return. ... Anderson scored at least 18 points for the third time in four games. He had four 18-point games in the first 24 of the season. ... Houston went 1 for 9 from deep in the second quarter. ... Nene was able to play on the second night of a back-to-back.Timberwolves: Minnesota missed seven free throws, continuing a season-long problem. ... PG Ricky Rubio appeared to roll his left ankle late in the second quarter but was able to return in the second half. ... Towns posted his seventh straight double-double.ROCKETS 3sDAntoni was told before the game that the Target Center record for 3-pointers attempted was 40.In the first half? he quipped.The Rockets 51 attempts were the second-most in league history. Anderson was 7 for 16, Ariza and Harden went 3 for 11 and Gordon was 4 for 10, his 13th straight game with at least three 3s, tied for the third-longest streak in NBA history.GIVE AND TAKETowns and LaVine combined for 65 points, but they also committed 14 turnovers. LaVine had eight and Towns had six, with the Rockets double-team giving him a few issues at inopportune times.Im frustrated with myself, LaVine said. Not to say the blame is on one person, but youve got to hold yourself accountable for some of the things that happen in the game. Its just a tough one. When you lose a game like that, youre just frustrated.UP NEXTRockets: Houston heads home and gets two days off before hosting the San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday.Timberwolves: Minnesota stays home and hosts the Phoenix Suns on Monday. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '

TUCSON, Ariz. Cheap Authentic Jerseys . -- Parker Jackson-Cartwright took over as starting point guard for Arizona this season.Hes handled the takeover as well as he handles the basketball.Jackson-Cartwright had 15 points, a career-high 11 assists and one turnover in 34 minutes in the eighth-ranked Wildcats 71-55 victory over Northern Colorado on Monday night.Tonight was Parkers best game at Arizona, in my opinion, Wildcats coach Sean Miller said, because everything he did was important..Over the past two games, Jackson-Cartwright had 15 assists and one turnover.I was just ultra-aggressive, he said. My teammates give me confidence every day, in practice and in games. I was just doing what my coaches told me and feeding off my teammates energy.Lauri Markkanen scored 17 points and Kadeem Allen 10 for the Wildcats (4-0).Jordan Davis scored 20 for the Bears (1-3). Chaz Glotta, a transfer from Southern Illinois, made 5 of 11 3-pointers for 15 points.Northern Colorado is in a tough stretch to start the season.We started the season at Butler, we are on the fourth day of an eight-day road trip, first-year coach Jeff Linder said. We get back Saturday and travel out to Norman, Olaying teams like Arizona, even though were not into moral victories, prepares our guys to win.The Wildcats outscored the Bears 34-16 over the final 12:15.But most of the night, Northern Colorado -- picked by coaches and the media to finish near the bottom of the Big Sky Conference -- gave the Wildcats all they could handle.Northern Colorado bothered the Wildcats most of the night with a tight 2/3 zone defense.Its the first time this years team has really gone against a zone, Miller said. That first time you really rely on your older guys and, unfortunately for us, we have a ton of new faces, so we had a deer in the headlights look.The Bears were up 31-30 at the half and Glottas 3-pointer put them ahead 39-37 with 14:11 remaining.But Jackson-Cartwright drove inside, was fouled and converted the three-point play that put the Wildcats ahead for good, 40-39, with 12:15 to go. The play ignited an 11-2 run, capped by Markkanens two free throws that gave Arizona a 48-41 lead with 9:25 to go.The Bears twice cut it to four before Arizona pulled away.Neither team led by more than four points in the first 20 minutes.Markkanens soaring tip-in of Parker Jackson-Cartwrights miss just before the buzzer cut the Bears lead to 31-30 at the break.BIG PICTURENorthern Colorado: The Bears look a lot better than was forecast with the tough zone and could cause trouble in the Big Sky.Arizona: The young Wildcats got a taste of what they well could face in Pac-12 play when they faced the zone defense. After struggling against it mightily, they finally figured it out to make the final score more one-sided than the game actually was.TRIER MYSTERYStill no word on why Allonzo Trier isnt playing. The sophomore guard, a member of the Pac-12 all-freshman team last season, sat near the far end of the bench in sweat pants during Monday nights game.The university has declined to comment on why Trier hasnt been in uniform.HIBERNATING BEARSThe two leading scorers from last years Northern Colorado team are sitting out the season as redshirts. The move came as the school issued voluntarily banished itself from postseason play this season for undisclosed rule violations. No word on whether the NCAA will isssue additional penalties.UP NEXTNorthern Colorado: The Bears play Sacred Heart in the Las Vegas Classic on Wednesday.Arizona: The Wildcats also head to the Las Vegas Classic, facing Santa Clara on Thursday night. The winner faces winner of the Butler-Vanderbilt game. Wholesale Authentic NFL Jerseys From China . -- Team after team passed on Andre Ellington in the draft. Nike NFL Jerseys China .J. Jefferson has been charged with assaulting his girlfriend. . Dukurs winning time was 1 minute, 45.76 seconds, a quarter-second better than Russias Alexander Tretiakov. Lativas Tomass Dukurs was third, 1.41 seconds off the pace. Jon Montgomery of Eckville, Alta. Wind the clock back to March 2013. Im boarding a flight home from India with Michael Clarke. Hes out of the final Test of that series in Delhi with a back flare-up, while Im travelling home after being the injury replacement for Matthew Wade in Mohali.Plenty has gone on in the preceding week or so, the homework-related suspensions of Shane Watson, Mitchell Johnson, Usman Khawaja and James Pattinson in particular. So we take the opportunity to speak pretty openly about how the team is functioning, and how unhappy everyone is with the way the Indian tour has panned out, in the way some players have been treated and the mood around the team.For one thing, expectations of behaviour seem to be driven by management rather than players, and thats something that needs to change.Mickey Arthur is yet to be replaced by Darren Lehmann, but its an important conversation in terms of how Michael thinks the team should operate in the coming months. It helps too that having been away from the team for a while, I can see things from an angle Michael isnt seeing. One change in the interim is the much more experienced side chosen for the Ashes tour that follows.While I did not officially hold the title at the time, thats a good example of how a deputy should operate. Vice-captaincy is a low-profile job thats not fully understood by many, but it is vital to helping get a successful team moving in the right direction together. One bedrock of the gig is to have a deputy committed to that role, rather than thinking about being captain himself. That was certainly the case with me.The other foundation of the job is a relationship with the captain that allows you to speak frankly with him about where the team is going - in private rather than in front of the team. Keeping an ear to the ground and communicating with other players and then relaying that to the leader when necessary. Having gone back a long way with Michael, we had that sort of dynamic.These conversations should be honest enough to be able to say, I dont think this is working, and this is how the group is feeling, or I think you might have missed this. These arent always the easiest conversations, but they have to happen from a place of mutual respect. The captain can either take note or disregard it, but the main thing is that he knows how things are tracking when he does make his final call on a given issue. That doesnt happen without a healthy relationship between captain and deputy.Overall, the role of the vice-captain is to complement what the captain does. Your job is to make sure the younger guys are feeling a part of the team and that they understand the standards that you want to set in the group and that your behaviour is not to be compromised.You pick up on the little things around the team, like being punctual, wearing the right uniforms and treating people inside and outside the team with respect, and have a quiet word to guys here and there if they need a reminder. That then flows into attention to detail in the middle.Michael was a very good tactical captain who was always in control on the field. My job, relaative to him - and similarly for other senior players - was to make sure the mood of the team was right, and to set standards for the younger guys to follow; to be sure they knew what it meant to be an Australian cricketer. Cheap Jerseys Free Shipping. . The vice-captain should be the guy to drive that.Once we got to England in 2013, I took it upon myself to spend time with each player to talk about the brand of cricket we wanted to play and also to make sure guys were talking and reflecting on the game and each other, whether wed had a good day or a bad day.We did that after a close loss in the first Test at Trent Bridge and that was a good moment - we werent retreating into ourselves in defeat. Once again, that flowed well into the success we had later, because guys were talking and enjoying each others good days, having commiserated through the bad ones.For a long time in cricket, I think that sort of thing happened pretty organically. But in an era when the game is so professionalised and guys are jetting around playing T20 tournaments when not with Australia or even their domestic teams, it takes thoughtful effort to make sure it still happens. If anything, vice-captaincy has grown in importance for that reason.I mentioned earlier that one key to the job is not wanting the captaincy. If you look back through the recent history of Australian cricket, the examples are plentiful. Geoff Marsh was a terrific lieutenant to Allan Border, Ian Healy to Mark Taylor, and Adam Gilchrist to Ricky Ponting. They are three contrasting characters, but what they had in common was no great desire to be captain. I saw Gillys work up close as a junior member of the squad, and he was a terrific link man between the leadership and the team. As fellow glovemen, I also saw how the role behind the stumps gave you a great perspective to support the captain.There have been other times, of course, when the vice-captain is the heir-apparent. That was the case for Taylor, when he was deputy to AB, for Steve Waugh, when he replaced Heals as vice-captain to Taylor, and for Michael, when he was appointed deputy to Ricky after Gilly retired. All those guys will tell you that it put them in awkward positions at times, not knowing whether to intervene in things or not, whether on or off the field.Similarly, Watson had a difficult time as Michaels deputy because they did not have the same open relationship to discuss things that I was fortunate enough to have. Thats something for Cricket Australia to keep in mind whenever it makes these appointments.Right now, Steven Smith has an able deputy in David Warner. To me, this relationship should work because, like Michael and I, these two have known each other for years. Davey is growing into the role at present, evolving from his former attack dog persona into someone more measured. 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AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. Vendita Nike Air Max 97 Uomo . -- At times, Georgia State wearing blue-and-white uniforms confused Air Force coach Troy Calhoun. His team still passed this test with flying colors.Tim McVey returned a kickoff 99 yards for a touchdown and scored on an 18-yard run, helping Air Force beat Georgia State 48-14 on Saturday for the Falcons 14th straight home victory.Its easy to see why Calhoun sometimes didnt know whether to cheer or yell: The Falcons (2-0) usually wear blue and white, but donned a new gun-metal gray jersey for this game.Kept me off guard, Calhoun cracked.Same with QB Nate Romine, who threw a pass into the vicinity of a receiver wearing the traditional Falcons color scheme, only to realize that wasnt a good thing.I was like, `Well theres blue and white there, so maybe it will be good? said Romine, who rushed for 124 yards on 20 carries. It was awesome to be able to rock these unis.Outside of their opening drive, the Panthers (0-2) couldnt generate any sort of offense. They finished with six first downs -- and none on the ground. Its the fewest first downs allowed by Air Force since 1966, the team said.We just played well, cornerback Jesse Washington casually said.Receiver Tyler Williams added two rushing TDs for Air Force, which hasnt lost at Falcon Stadium since Nov. 21, 2013, against UNLV. Its the longest home winning streak in team history.Georgia State (0-2) struggled on special teams, giving up McVeys kick return, shanking several punts and allowing Air Force to recover an onside kick moments after the Falcons scored to start the second half. The Falcons cashed that bold move in with Williams 2-yard score to make it 41-14.The Panthers couldnt contain Air Forces offense. The Falcons scored points on seven of their first nine drives and finished with 531 total yards. They dominated time of possession (45:14 to 14:46).I thought this week we made some strides, Calhoun said. Weve got an awful lot of room to still grow and develop.On its first drive, Georgia State went to the air and caught Air Force by surprise. The drive culminated with a one-handed TD grab by tight end Ari Werts.But the lead lasted all off 13 seconds as McVey caught the kickoff near the goal line and took it back without being touched. It was the first kickoff return for a score by Air Force since Oct. 9, 2010, against Colorado State.It was a series of us hurting ourselves and not coming through and making plays when we need to, Georgia State coach Trent Miles said. You had opportunities, but then you dont convert on them and you go three-and-out. Your defense is out on the field and they wear your butt down.THE TAKEAWAYGEORGIA STATE: The big plays were there, but the Panthers either let catchable passes drop through their hands or the ball was slightly overthrown. They start 0-2 for the third time in five seasons.AIR FORCE: Favored by 20 1/2 points, the Falcons got on track after a sluggish start. The real challenge is this: They cant get caught looking past their next opponent to a looming showdown with Navy on Oct. 1.BIRD WATCHThe Falcons honored 2008 graduate and standout defensive back Carson Bird , whos fighting a rare form of bone cancer that led to the amputation of his left leg a few months ago. Bird led the team out of the tunnel Saturday.Its overwhelming the amount of support -- the way the program has supported me, the way the school has supported me, Bird said.FULLBACK POWERShayne Davern and D.J. Johnson kept the clocking moving with one successful fullback dive after another. The tandem combined for 36 carries for 141 yards. Davern also scored a TD.They arent some kind of pretty, dazzle you, highly glamorous runs, Calhoun said. But they help with efficiency.UP NEXTGEORGIA STATE: Travel to No. 10 Wisconsin for the second of three straight road games. The Panthers dont play at home again until Oct. 8.AIR FORCE: After a bye, open Mountain West play in two weeks by traveling to Utah State. Acquista Nike Silver 97 . Louis Blues. Shane Hnidy joins Brian Munz for the broadcast on TSN 1290 Radio at 7pm ct. Nike Shox Nz Uomo .C. -- Rodney Hood connected from all over the court while freshman Jabari Parker was busy swatting shots and scoring in transition. . LOUIS -- Lance Lynn was one of the more enthusiastic participants as the St. LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Lamar Jacksons start has generated a buzz around Louisville and overshadowed an opportunistic Cardinals defense that has helped create chances for him to burst into the Heisman Trophy conversation.The third-ranked Cardinals most recent performance suggests their defense is poised to raise its profile.Jacksons five-touchdown, 362-yard offensive performance in Louisvilles 63-20 rout of Florida State on Saturday was aided by a defense that registered five sacks and recorded two turnovers, both of which led to TDs. The Cardinals also held the Seminoles to three-and-out on their initial third-quarter possession and set the stage for Jaire Alexanders 69-yard punt return TD that made it 42-10 and put the game out of reach.We push each other and thats what its all about, senior safety Josh-Harvey Clemons said. The offense makes us work hard and if they have a bad series, its up to us to make it right. If we have a bad series, its up to the offense to make it right.The Cardinals defense did its part in holding FSU to 284 yards. But that didnt satisfy a unit annoyed by allowing two 10-point spurts.Were still making mistakes, junior defensive end Drew Bailey said Monday. Florida State still scored (23) points; they shouldve scored zero. ... We still have a lot of stuff we have to clean up.Perhaps, but the Cardinals seem to be filling voids created by departures of players to the NFL draft.Though Louisville returned senior lineman DeAngelo Brown, linebackers Keith Kelsey and Devonte Fields and Harvey-Clemons, the Cardinals needed to build depth after lineman Sheldon Rankins was selected in the first round by the Neew Orleans Saints. Air Max 2018 In Offerta. They have gotten impressive contributions several players, including junior linebacker James Hearns, whose team-high 3.5 sacks are one better than his career total entering this season.Redshirt freshman linebacker Jonathan Greenard is tied with Fields for second with two sacks on a Louisville squad tied for fifth nationally with 13. Sophomore cornerback Alexander meanwhile has complemented his special teams play with some big moments on defense: his second-quarter fumble recovery at FSUs 23 set up Jacksons lone TD pass for a 28-10 lead. Chucky Williams interception led to another TD.We were able to set the edge and then get guys running downhill to fill the gaps, Louisville coach Bobby Petrino said of the defensive strategy against FSU. We mixed up coverages, we mixed up how we rushed, we blitzed at different times. It was just a great game plan by our defensive staff and very well executed by our players.Louisville enters Saturdays game at Marshall (1-1) seeking to build on that effort while improving its tackling and run defense. Those prospects seem encouraging after a signature win the Cardinals suggest is just the beginning.Starting 0-3 leaves a bad taste in your mouth and most of the guys came back feeling like we have something to prove, Harvey-Clemons said. With us sticking together and the guys we have back, we feel like we can do great things.---AP College Football: Gary B. Graves on Twitter at Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '

DELAND, Fla. Cheap Adidas NHL Jerseys . -- Divine Myles scored 21 points on 8-of-9 shooting while Derick Newton hit five 3s and finished with 18 points and five assists to help Stetson cruise to an 82-67 win over Florida International on Monday night.Luke Doyle hit four 3s and added 14 points while Angel Rivera scored 11 with seven assists and three steals for the Hatters. Stetson (2-0), which made 15 3-pointers, won its first two games of the season for the first time since the 2010-11 campaign.Newton hit two 3-pointers and Doyle and Rivera had one apiece during an 18-4 run that gave Stetson a 13-point lead late in the first half and led by double figures the rest of the way. A layup by Brian Pegg with 6:54 to play gave the Hatters their biggest lead, 75-51.Eric Nottage scored 20 and Michael Kessens had 11 points and 13 rebounds for FIU (1-1). The Panthers shot 51.9 percent from the field, but committed 18 turnovers. China NFL Jerseys . 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Beachem had the bounce-back game he needed Monday night for No. 25 Notre Dame.Beachem scored 20 points to help the Fighting Irish snap a two-game slide with a 77-62 win over Colgate.Beachem, who averages 15 points per game, returned to form after a four-point performance in a loss to No. 1 Villanova, followed by an ineffective second half in which he took just one shot during a loss to No. 15 Purdue. Beachem knocked down six 3-pointers against Colgate after going only 2 of 8 in the previous two games.It was big for me to finally knock down some shots and get into a rhythm, he said.Bonzie Colson finished with 13 points and seven rebounds, and Matt Farrell added 13 points and six assists for the Irish (10-2).Will Ryman had 18 points and Nathan Harris scored 17 for Colgate (2-10), which lost its sixth in a row -- all in December.In the losses to Villanova and Purdue, the Irish led by double digits in the first half of each game, but were outscored by an average of 16 points in the second half.Against Colgate, they again took a comfortable lead in the first 20 minutes, but struggled to put away the Raiders. Steve Vasturias 3-pointer with 7:23 to play gave Notre Dame its largest lead at 21 points, but Colgate went on a 12-1 run to cut it to 10 with 4 minutes to go.Consecutive baskets by Colson and a 3 by Beachem with 2:48 left got the Irish back on track, part of a 9-2 run in response.(Beachem) needed to see some shots go in, Notre Dame coach Mike Brey said. Were not going to get another NCAA bid without our seniors playing well.Notre Dame came in leading the nation with just 8.4 turnovers per game, but committed 10 in the first half alone. Colgate contributed to the early sloppiness with 13 turnovers of its own while shooting only 21 percent from the floor as the Irish built a 16-point halftime lead.We turned it over way too many times in the first half, Colgate coach Matt LLangel said. Cheap NHL Jerseys China. We didnt adjust quick enough.Notre Dame finished with a season-high 14 turnovers.BIG SURPRISEFarrell received an early Christmas gift from the Irish after the game. His older brother, Bo, a First Lieutenant with the Army who had been stationed in Afghanistan for seven months, walked out onto the court to surprise Matt.Brey and his staff had conspired for six weeks to set up the surprise, and even went so far as to prepare a fake video greeting that made it appear Bo was still overseas, just before he walked out to greet his brother.He got me, said Matt, who hadnt seen Bo since May. We dont ask for much for Christmas, so this is the best present Ive ever gotten.Matt joked that he was mad at Brey and the coaching staff for keeping the secret from him for so long.He is very upset with me, Brey said with a smile. What a neat family celebration.TIP-INSLangel was recruited by Brey to play at Delaware, his first head coaching position before coming to Notre Dame. ... Notre Dame freshman guard T.J. 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HOUSTON -- After three lackluster quarters by the Houston Texans on Sunday night, a good chunk of the home crowd headed out early. Air Max 97 Silver Bulle .Tough luck for them.Nick Novak made a 33-yard field goal in overtime to give Houston a 26-23 victory over the Indianapolis Colts. Houston became the first NFL team to rally from a 14-point deficit in the final 3 minutes since the Tim Tebow-led Broncos did it in 2011 against the Dolphins.Brock Osweiler threw a 36-yard pass to Jaelen Strong to get Houston to the 12 and Novaks field goal came two plays later.I think a lot of fans tonight missed a terrific performance in the third, fourth quarter by a team, Osweiler said. Nothing was perfect early on, I understand why fans were frustrated but I hope they learned tonight that this team is never going to quit fighting.Indianapolis (2-4) got the ball first in overtime, but Benardrick McKinney sacked Andrew Luck on third down to force a punt.Osweiler shook off a tough start to throw two touchdown passes in less than 2 minutes in the fourth quarter as Houston (4-2) tied it at 23 with 54 seconds left. He found Lamar Miller on a 10-yard catch-and-run TD with 2:47 remaining and, after a stop by the defense, connected with C.J. Fiedorowicz on a 26-yarder that tied it.When you have them down and have a 14-point lead late in the fourth quarter, youve got to be able to close games out, Colts coach Chuck Pagano said. We did not do that today.Houstons defense forced a punt by Indianapolis to send it to OT.Everybody stood together and everybody did their job and made plays and (was) trying to get the ball back to the offense, Jadeveon Clowney said.Luck had a 22-yard touchdown throw in the first quarter and pushed the lead to 20-9 when he dashed into the end zone untouched on a 14-yard run early in the fourth.Miller scored his first touchdown as a Texan on a 1-yard run on Houstons first drive of the second half, but the extra point failed to leave the Texans down 13-9.The Texans stopped the Colts on fourth down after that, but Osweilers pass was intercepted two plays later. Lucks TD run came on the next drive.The Colts led 13-0 in the second quarter after two field goals by Adam Vinatieri and a touchdown catch by Jack Doyle. Osweiler and Houstons offense struggled to get going early and Osweiler had negative-9 yards passing in the first quarter. The Texans cut it to 13-3 before halftime on Novaks 27-yard field goal.MILLERS TIME: Miller finished with a season-high 149 yards rushing and added 29 yards receiving.We felt like he was the guy throughout the game that was probably playing the best on offense so at halftime we said, `Look, weve got to keep finding ways to get this guy the ball, coach Bill OBrien said.CENTURY MARK: Indianapolis Frank Gore had 22 carries for 106 yards to end the NFLs longest active streak of consecutive games by a team without a 100-yard rusher at 55. The last Colt to have 100 yards rushing was Vick Ballard in 2012.RECORD CHASE: Vinatieri made three field goals on Sunday night to extend his streak to 41 in a row and leave him one away from tying the NFL record set by Mike Vanderjagt from 2002-04. Vinatieri made field goals of 41, 37 and 36 yards on Sunday night.I wish one of those points would have been the difference in the outcome of the game, he said.FULLER OUT: Houston rookie receiver Will Fuller was active but did not play on Sunday night because of a hamstring injury. He leads all rookies with 327 yards receiving.UP NEXTColts: Visit Titans next Sunday.Texans: Visit Denver on Oct. 24. Nike Tn Sort . The 17-year-old native of Marystown, N.L., pulled out of Skate Canada International last month in Saint John, N.B., with the same problem. Nike Air Force 1 Low Dame . -- Brandon Jennings made the most of his first game with the Detroit Pistons on Sunday night. . Burke is expected to miss two to three months after breaking a finger in the teams third preseason game. Tinsley, a 10-year veteran, spent the last two seasons in Utah, where the point guard averaged 3. Game on.New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation Wednesday formally legalizing daily fantasy sports in the Empire State and handing the embattled industry its biggest victory to date.Fantasy operators that were active in New York before Nov. 10, 2015 must receive a temporary permit from the New York Gaming Commission before reopening for business. The process isnt expected to take long, and FanDuel and DraftKings, the two leading daily fantasy operators, expect to be up and running in New York before the NFL season kicks off in early September, if not sooner.Daily fantasy sports have proven to be popular in New York, but until now have operated with no supervision and no protections for players, Cuomo said in a release. This legislation strikes the right balance that allows this activity to continue with oversight from state regulators, new consumer protections, and more funding for education.Cuomos signature gives closure to a tenuous nine months for the industry that began with New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman charging FanDuel and DraftKings with illegal gambling and attempt to shut them down. The sites eventually settled with the attorney general and in March stopped operating in New York, one of fantasy sports largest revenue-producing states.This success in New York speaks to the strength and passion of our players who stood up and made their voices heard -- and their elected leaders responded, FanDuel CEO?Nigel Eccles said Wednesday in a statement.On behalf of everyone at DraftKings, we look forward to welcoming New Yorkers back and are excited that fans in some of the greatest sports towns in the woorld will once again be playing the fantasy sports contests they love, DraftKings CEO Jason Robins said in his own statement. Nike Tn Sko Herre. On June 18, in an extended and heated legislative session that lasted until 2 a.m., the New York Senate voted to pass the fantasy sports bill. Cuomo waited seven weeks to sign the bill, during which passionate fantasy supporters rallied to sway lawmakers with emails, social media messages and phone calls.According to research firm Eilers & Krejcik Gaming, New York residents were responsible for $268.3 million in entry fees in 2015, second behind only California. Industry advocate Fantasy for All estimates more than three million New Yorkers participate in fantasy sports.Im thrilled, said New York Assemblyman Dean Murray, one of the fantasy sports bills co-sponsors. Now, if youll excuse me, I have to go work on my lineup.New York is the eighth state to pass legislation clarifying the legality of fantasy sports this year. Several states remain in limbo, though, including Texas and Illinois. FanDuel has stopped paid games in Texas, while DraftKings is in the middle of a legal battle with state Attorney General Ken Paxton. Both sites have sued Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan, who issued an opinion that daily fantasy violates state gambling laws. FanDuel and DraftKings remain active in Illinois.In New York, FanDuel and DraftKings still face charges of false advertising and consumer fraud. Schneiderman says he will continue to move forward with those claims. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. Cheap NFL Jerseys Stitched . -- The student section sang Happy Birthday to Brad Kaaya before the game, and there were a slew of text messages awaiting the Miami quarterback afterward.All that was nice, but all he really wanted was what was on the scoreboard.Kaaya threw for four touchdowns on the day he turned 21, Miami scored a school-record 42 points in the third quarter and the Mark Richt era began with an easy 70-3 win over Florida A&M on Saturday night.This is the only birthday present I wanted today, honestly, Kaaya said. All the other things are cool and stuff, but this is what the day was about.The Hurricanes (1-0) had three backs -- Joe Yearby, Mark Walton and Gus Edwards -- all top 100 yards, the first time a Miami trio has done that since 1987. Yearby ran for two scores, Walton and Edwards each ran for one, and seven other Hurricanes reached the end zone.Miami scored touchdowns on 10 of its first 12 possessions.We were just ready, said Miami receiver Braxton Berrios, who returned a punt for a touchdown.Kaayas four TD throws tied a career-best. He completed 12 of 18 passes for 135 yards.Kenneth Coleman completed nine of 16 passes for 135 yards for the Rattlers (0-1), who lost to Miami for the 10th consecutive time.We didnt come to play, Coleman said. Weve got work to do.Miami outgained FAMU 373-22 on the ground, and 523-197 in total yards.We had a chance for the first time in 2016 to see our kids compete in game conditions, which is a good thing, Rattlers coach Alex Wood said.It was Richts first game leading the Hurricanes. His team took a 28-3 lead into halftime, then scored touchdowns on all six of its opportunities in the third -- with Edwards going 74 yards for a score as the quarter expired.Ill just say this: I really, really like it here, said Richt, a 1982 Miami grad. I like these players. I like this university. I like the vibe of the city. Im very thankful to be here.THE TAKEAWAYFlorida A&M: The Rattlers got plenty of players involved both rushing and receiving, played two quarterbacks and put together a pair of relatively solid drives in the second quarter. In short, plenty of players got experience.Miami: The Hurricanes flirted with matching the school-record for points (77 against Savannah State in 2013) and sold more than 60,000 tickets. And the starting linebacker trio of Zach McCloud, Shaq Quarterman and Michael Pinckney -- all true freshmen -- got their college careers off to a flying start. It was a great experience, Quarterman said. The last trio of Miami backs to top 100 yards in the same game was Leonard Conley, Melvin Bratton and Warren Williams against Cincinnati on Oct. 24, 1987.POLL IMPLICATIONSMiamis drought may be over.The Hurricanes last appeared in the AP Top 25 on Nov. 10, 2013 -- 39 polls ago. Since then, 61 different programs have been ranked. If Miami appears in the poll that will be released Tuesday, itll be the first time the Hurricanes were ranked so early in a season since 2010.Thatd be awesome, Kaaya said. But at the same time, we cant just sit on that. ... In the grand scheme of things, we have lot bigger fish to fry.UP NEXTFlorida A&M: At Coastal Carolina, Sept. 10. Coastal Carolina beat FAMU 48-3 in 2014. For whatever this is worth, itll be the second straight week the Rattlers visit a school that made the 2016 College World Series -- the Chanticleers won the title.Miami: Host Florida Atlantic, Sept. 10. 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He combined in a series of stubborn partnerships to delay the result, first an 86-run stand with Dominic Michael (32), then a 59-run partnership with Jake Doran, and finally a 10th-wicket stand of 93 with Jackson Bird.Bird, who had last month been told by national selector Rod Marsh that his lack of batting ability was a reason for his non-selection in Australias Test squad, made his highest first-class score before being the last man out, lbw to Sayers for 39. Bird had lasted for 71 balls - last time a Sheffield Shield No.11 had survived so long was in October 2008, when Tasmanias Tim Macdonald batted for 73 balls.Bailey was left unbeaten on 142, finally running out of partners as he approached what could have become the fourth 150-plus score of his first-class career. But Tasmania had themselves to blame for their heavy defeat, after stumbling for 98 on the first day. Wholesale Jerseys Authentic . 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While losing two of three to the Miami Marlins was a disappointing way to finish the week, the Dodgers won four of six and finished the week with a 3?-game lead in the NL West.A little lower in the rankings, the New York Yankees moved into the top 10, jumping from No. 14 to No. 9. A loss Sunday to the Tampa Bay Rays put a dent in the Yankees playoff hopes, but theyre still one of baseballs hottest teams. The Yankees won six of seven for the week, but might have to keep playing at a similar clip to keep their playoff hopes alive.This weeks voters are Jim Bowden of ESPN Insider, Eric Karabell of ESPN Fantasy, Tim Kurkjian of ESPN, David Schoenfield of the SweetSpot Blog Network/ and Jayson Stark of Most of the team comments come courtesy of the SweetSpot Blog Network.Past rankings: Week 22?|?Week 21?|?Week 20 |?Week 19 |?Week 18 |?Week 17 |?Week 16 |?Week 15 |?Week 14 |?Week 13 |?Week 12 |?Week 11 |?Week 10 | ?Week 9 |?Week 8 |?Week 7 |?Week 6 |?Week 5 |?Week 4 | Week 3 | Week 2 | Week 1 | Preseason1. Chicago CubsRecord: 91-51 Week 22 ranking: No. 1This figures to be a fun week for the Cubs as they should clinch the division title, and have a chance to do it against St. Louis. Fans also get to see the ongoing saga of?Anthony Rizzo vs.?Wily Peralta. In 32 at-bats against Peralta, Rizzo is hitting .500/.568 /1.250 with seven homers.?--?Joe Aiello (@VFTB), View from the Bleachers2. Washington NationalsRecord: 85-58 Week 22 ranking: No. 3Trea Turner has been worth 2.9 WAR in 54 games. Prorate that over 162 games and youre looking at 8.7 WAR -- or better than Kris Bryants 8.1 162-game rate.?-- David Schoenfield (@dschoenfield), SweetSpot3. Texas RangersRecord: 85-59 Week 22 ranking: No. 2On Sunday, Adrian Beltre clubbed his 28th and 29th home runs of the season, and hes still finding ways to make a name for himself despite a crop of young stars crowding his position throughout the sport. Perhaps more impressive is that, at 37 years of age, Beltre finds himself neck-and-neck with Manny Machado for the title of the ALs best defensive third baseman.?--?Brandon Land (@onestrikeaway), One Strike Away4. Cleveland IndiansRecord:?83-59 Week 22 ranking: No. 4Both Mike Napoli and Carlos Santana cleared the 30-homer threshold this week, the first time the Indians had two players with 30 or more since 2002 (Jim Thome and Ellis Burks). Napolis 32 home runs and Santanas 31 are career highs for both players.?--?Stephanie Liscio, Its Pronounced Lajaway5. Los Angeles DodgersRecord: 80-62 Week 22 ranking: No. 7After seven perfect frames Saturday, Rich Hills Dodgers résumé is as follows: 3-0 with 19 scoreless innings, 20 strikeouts and just two walks. Clayton Kershaw said on Saturday that he was physically fine one day after his first start in more than two months.?--?Diane Firstman (@dianagram), Value Over Replacement Grit6. Boston Red SoxRecord: 80-62 Week 22 ranking: No. 6The Red Sox pulled into first place in the AL East for the first time since late July, and stayed there by taking two of three from the Blue Jays. David Ortiz passed Jimmie Foxx with his 535th career homer, which drove in the go-ahead runs on Sunday, and is now one bomb shy of Mickey Mantle at 17th on the all-time list. --?Ryan P. Morrison (@ryanpmorrison), Inside the Zona7. Toronto Blue JaysRecord: 78-64 Week 22 ranking: No. 5A seven-game trip to Anaheim and Seattle starts Thursday, and then Toronto finishes the season with 10 games against the teams fighting for the AL East and wild card (Yankees, Orioles, Red Sox).?-- Diane Firstman (@dianagram), Value Over Replacement Grit8. Baltimore OriolesRecord: 78-64 Week 22 ranking: No. 8The Orioles, who are two games behind the Red Sox in the AL East and tied with the Blue Jays for the wild-card lead, are in a nice position with 20 games left. But if they want to make the playoffs, theyll have to take care of things in the division. Seventeen of their remaining games are against teams in the AL East, with 13 coming against the Red Sox, Blue Jays and Yankees (all teams still in the playoff hunt).?--?Matt Kremnitzer (@mattkremnitzer), Camden Depot9. New York YankeesRecord: 76-66 Week 22 ranking: No. 14That we are even mentioning playoff odds in mid-September speaks volumes about how well this team has turned it around recently. A seven-game win streak ended on Sunday, dropping the Yanks chances at making the playoffs to 13.2 percent, which is approximately 13.2 percentage points higher than everyone expected at the trade deadline. Meaningful games, people! -- Jason Rosenberg (@Jason_IIATMS),?Its About the Money10. San Francisco GiantsRecord: 77-65 Week 22 ranking: No. 9The Giants lost three of four to the Cubs and two of three to the Rockies, but the Diamondbacks showed up on their schedule just in time. Since Arizona swept San Francisco early in the season, the Giants have gone 13-3 against their division foe, keeping them afloat in the wild-card race. -- Jeff Wiser (@OutfieldGrass24), Inside the Zona11. Detroit TigersRecord: 76-66 Week 22 ranking: No. 10Eight of the Tigers last 10 wins have come by three runs or fewer. The last time they beat their opponent by five runs or more was on Aug. 26. A wins a win, but a blowout win would give the bullpen a rest and might help manager Brad Ausmus hairline.?--?Richard Bergstrom (@rbergstromjr), Rockies Zingers12. New York MetsRecord: 76-67 Week 22 ranking: No. 15Yoenis Cespedes has eight homers and 19 RBIs and is batting .307 since returning from the disabled list on Aug. 19. The Mets are 15-4 in the 19 games he has started since that date.?-- Joe Janish, (@metstoday), MetsToday.com13. St. Louis CardinalsRecord: 75-67 Week 22 ranking: No. 11After splitting four games with the Brewers, the Cards are a half-game behind the Mets for the wild card. Now comes the tough part of the schedule: a series this week against the Cubs at home (where the Cards are just 32-39) and then four in San Francisco. -- David Schoenfield (@dschoenfield), SweetSpot14. Houston AstrosRecord: 75-68 Week 22 ranking: No. 12Carlos Correa batted just once on Sunday after missing the previous four games with inflammation in his shoulder. Cheap NFL Jerseys China. . He was replaced by a pinch-hitter in the fourth.?-- David Schoenfield (@dschoenfield), SweetSpot15. Seattle MarinersRecord: 75-68 Week 22 ranking: No. 17The Ms made up some ground by taking three of four from the Texas Rangers and then all three from the Oakland As. They remain in the wild-card hunt, but time is running short. Key series loom with Houston (six games) and Toronto (three games). -- Jeff Wiser (@OutfieldGrass24), Inside the Zona16. Kansas City RoyalsRecord: 74-68 Week 22 ranking: No. 13Talk about hot: In his past 11 games, Kendrys Morales has hit .349 with seven home runs and 19 RBIs to help keep the Royals wild-card chances alive.?-- David Schoenfield (@dschoenfield), SweetSpot17. Miami MarlinsRecord: 71-72 Week 22 ranking: No. 18A wild-card berth seems unlikely now, especially since Miami has only three games remaining versus any of the teams theyre competing against. A winning season is still doable, but would require nearly sweeping the 10 games remaining versus Atlanta and Philadelphia. -- Diane Firstman (@dianagram), Value Over Replacement Grit18. Pittsburgh PiratesRecord: 69-72 Week 22 ranking: No. 16The Pirates eight-game losing streak came to an end last week when the team salvaged a win against the Cardinals, but a sweep at the hands of the Reds over the weekend dropped them to six games back in the wild-card race with just 21 games to play. -- Ryan P. Morrison (@ryanpmorrison), Inside the Zona19. Colorado RockiesRecord: 69-74 Week 22 ranking: No. 19One reason why DJ LeMahieu is pushing for a batting title is the power he has added to his profile. He has set a career high in doubles (27), triples (8) and home runs (10). While hes peppering Coors Field with hits, a .297 road batting average is nothing to sneeze at, either. --?Richard Bergstrom (@rbergstromjr), Rockies Zingers20. Chicago White SoxRecord: 68-74 Week 22 ranking: No. 20Carlos Rodon has emerged as a solid complement to All-Star hurlers Chris Sale and Jose Quintana. An improved changeup -- a pitch hes throwing more often and more effectively -- has helped spark his breakout second half. With Rodon clicking, will Chicago reconsider trading Sale or Quintana this winter??--?Jeff Wiser (@OutfieldGrass24), Inside the Zona21. Milwaukee BrewersRecord: 64-79 Week 22 ranking:?No. 24Milwaukee has been playing competitive baseball against teams flirting with the playoffs as of late. After sweeping the Pirates, the Brewers took a series against the Cubs and played competitively against the Cardinals. Jonathan Villar has been tearing things up in the past week, batting .320/.370/.880 with four home runs. He also became the fourth Brewer in history to homer from both sides of the plate in a game.?-- Gabe Stoltz (@Stoltzy3), Disciples of Uecker22. Los Angeles AngelsRecord: 63-79 Week 22 ranking: No. 21Sometimes its not how many runs you score and allow, but when you score them. The Angels run differential is minus-21, while the Yankees is only slightly better at minus-7. But one team is a disaster and the other is one of the feel-good stories of 2016. -- David Schoenfield (@dschoenfield), SweetSpot23. Philadelphia PhilliesRecord: 63-80 Week 22 ranking: No. 22Offense will clearly be something the Phillies focus on improving for 2017. The Phillies have scored the fewest runs in baseball (520) and have the lowest team OBP (.295) and OPS (.676). --?ESPN.com24. Oakland AthleticsRecord: 60-82 Week 22 ranking: No. 25The Billy Butler $30 million contract was much criticized when the As signed him last year, and now theyve released him (in part because of a fight with a teammate, but mostly because hes not good). Moral of the story: Signing a guy nicknamed Country Breakfast is probably a bad risk.?-- David Schoenfield (@dschoenfield), SweetSpot25. Tampa Bay RaysRecord: 60-82 Week 22 ranking: No. 23With the changing of the guard at hitting coach from Derek Shelton to Chad Mottola,?it makes you wonder just how warm the chair is under manager Kevin Cash.?--?Jason?Hanselman?(@sandykazmir), The Process Report26. Cincinnati RedsRecord: 60-82 Week 22 ranking: No. 26Joey Votto celebrated his birthday this week by going 4-for-5 with a double and a homer. Hes now hitting .427 in the second half, and his OPS of 1.187 after the All-Star break is 85 points higher than the second-best OPS in either league.?--?Chad Dotson (@dotsonc), Redleg Nation27. 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WASHINGTON -- Washington Nationals second baseman Daniel Murphy, who hasnt started a game since Sept. Nike Air Force 1 Laag Zwart . 17 because of strained buttocks, on Thursday said hes confident that hes ready for the NLDS.I felt really good out there, Murphy said after Thursdays workout. Harvey [Sharman], the trainer, put me through a good workout and kind of tapered it down a little bit today, just a little bit of a recovery day. But it was good to hit the bases, and I felt really good.The National host Game 1 of the best-of-five NLDS against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday. First pitch is 5:38 p.m.Murphy, 31, has made only three pinch-hit appearances since Sept. 17, going 0-for-3, but he expects to be in the lineup Friday.I feel confident right now, said Murphy, who finished second in the National League with a .347 average. Im going to try everything I can to be in there. These guys, my teammates, have really grinded and its been fun to watch while Im out. I want to be in there, want to be in the fire with them.Dusty Baker thinks Murphy will be in there.He looked pretty good, Baker said. He says hes ready, so therefore we think hes ready. He did about everything you could do simulating the game, everything but slide, but yeah he looked pretty good.Although Baker has yet to confirm who will follow Game 1 starter Max Scherzer in Saturdays Game 2, the Nats skipper did reveal several details about his teams NLDS roster.Rookie infielder Wilmer Difo, who appeared in just 31 games but is a speedy switch-hitter who can play multiple positions, has made the roster. Rookie catcher Pedro Severino, a right-handed hitter, will start Game 1 against lefty Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw.Baker, whose club faces an LA team thats loaded with lefty hitters, also said hell carry three southpaw relievers for the series.Washington won the NL East with a 95-67 record, while the Dodgers won the NL West with a 91-71 mark.? Nike Air Force 1 Mid 07 . 8 Kansas to a 64-63 win over Texas Tech on Tuesday night. The freshman from Vaughan, Ont. Nike Air Force 1 Mid Kopen .5 million, one-year contract on Friday. Hawkins, who turns 41 in December, will compete with Rex Brothers for the closers role at spring training. . Pert has formerly spent time as an assistant coach with Cardiff City, Coventry City, and Bahrain mens national team. "Martyn is a highly-respected coach with experience at the top levels in England," said Whitecaps FC head coach Carl Robinson. RIO DE JANEIRO -- A public shaming at the Olympic Games isnt pretty.After the scandal of state-organized Russian cheating and Olympic officials spineless response, it perhaps was only a matter of when, not if, a Russian athlete in Rio would be booed and blamed.Olympians and fans are disgusted. Understandably so. Revelations that Russian officials erased doping positives, flushed away dirty urine samples and gave cheats a clean bill of health are sickening. So, too, was the International Olympic Committees refusal to ban Russia outright from the Rio de Janeiro Games.But swimmer Yulia Efimova is a poor poster child for Russias deceit.Yes, the 24-year-old is Russian. And, yes, she did positive in 2013 for a banned steroid, DHEA. That doesnt, however, automatically make her a doper. Three arbitrators, none of them Russian, who heard Efimovas case and banned her from competition for 16 months were clear about that.They ruled that she clearly was not intentionally cheating and she did not intend to enhance sport performance.Instead, they determined, Efimova was negligent. The legal supplement she bought at a store near her home in California contained DHEA. It even said so on the label. But Efimova naively believed the store clerk who told her the product was OK and did not read the label herself, they determined.Foolish, then, but not Lance Armstrong.The arbitrators noted that Efimova impressed them as sincere and honest and appropriately remorseful for her mistake. She did not seek to blame others for her rule violation and she accepted responsibility for her actions.These all-important nuances got drowned in the Olympic pool.The Cold War-ish narrative of a feisty 19-year-old American, Lilly King, striking a blow for clean athletes by staring down and beating the Russian was too appealing to let all the facts get in the way.Another U.S. swimmer, Cody Miller, even went so far as to liken his teammates defeat of Efimova in the 100-meter breaststroke to the movie Rocky IV, where Sylvester Stallones boxer knocks out juiced-up Soviet monster Ivan Drago.BOOOOM!! Miller tweeted. AMERICA PREVAILS!!Get a grip.Howard Jacobs, the California lawyer who represented Efimova in her 2014 case heard by the doping panel for swimmmings governing body, FINA, says ire against her is misplaced. Nike Air Force 1 Low Blauw. Its not that everyone who tests positive is evil, he said in a phone interview. There are very few athletes who take the time to understand anti-doping until they are actually thrown into an anti-doping case because of a mistake that they make.For the record, FINA also cleared Efimova for the six times meldonium was found in her drug-test samples in February and March this year. The Latvian-made heart drug was routinely taken by East European athletes before the World Anti-Doping Agency banned its use at the start of the year. But the science behind the ban was incomplete and WADA subsequently issued new guidelines allowing athletes to be cleared in some cases.FINA said the amount of meldonium in Efimovas samples was very low and that its doping panel concluded that she wasnt at fault.WADA could have challenged FINAs decision and appealed but did not, judging that the federation handled the case correctly.Those are the rules.Efimovas rivals may not like them. They may not like her. But should they ever run afoul of those same rules, theyll also want a fair shake and likely be on the phone to lawyers like Jacobs.When they hear stories about contaminated supplements, they think its all BS, he said. They dont believe it until it happens to them.If swimmers need a target, they should aim at FINA instead. The federation awarded Russian President Vladimir Putin its highest honor, the FINA Order, in 2014 for what it gushed was his great contribution to strengthen the fraternity between nations, improve the lifestyle and education of the youth in Russia and promote a healthier society.That coziness, always inappropriate, now looks just horrible in the wake of the Russian state-sponsored doping scandal.The next time King takes to the Olympic pool -- she and Efimova race in 200-meter heats on Wednesday -- it would be good to hear her take a stand on that.---John Leicester is an international sports columnist for The Associated Press. 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The Atlanta Dream will be short-handed on Wednesday when they tip off the WNBA playoffs against the Seattle Storm at Georgia Techs McCamish Pavilion. Nike Cortez Danmark.Atlanta forward Tiffany Hayes will miss Wednesdays contest, serving a one-game suspension after picking up her seventh technical foul in the regular-season finale against Minnesota. Hayes is second on the team in scoring, averaging 15.0 points.The Dream also could be without starting forward Sancho Lyttle, who is battling a foot sprain. Lyttle is second on the team in rebounding.While the Dream are ailing, Seattle is surging. The Storm finished the regular season with wins in five or their last six games, including a 91-82 victory over the Dream in Atlanta on Sept. 4. Veteran guard Sue Bird and rookie star Breanna Stewart each had 23 points in that contest.Dream coach Michael Cooper said the Storm caught his team off-guard with their tempo in the last meeting.They play half-court basketball, but the last time we played they were up-tempo and I think that suits them, Cooper told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Sue Bird is an older player now, but if she has those sprite legs, were going to have to run. Were going to look to pick it up for 40 minutes.Bird has been her normal steady self, averaging 12.9 points and 5.8 assists, but Stewart is Seattles primary catalyst. The leading Rookie of the Year candidate, Stewart leads Seattle in average scoring (18.3 points), rebounds (9.3) and blocks (64).Seattle won two of three meetings overall with the Dream this season.The first two rounds of this seasons playoffs are single-elimination, so there is no tomorrow for the loser. The winner advances to the second round and will face either the New York Liberty or Chicago Sky on the road.As a lower-seeded team, its exciting that its just one game in the playoffs, Bird told the Seattle Times. As a higher-seeded team, youre not thrilled about that. ... Were in a good spot. Were playing and when youre in a situation like this, anything is possible. Nike Huarache Hvid Dame . 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. Nike Cortez Hvid .J. -- Pitcher Carl Pavano is retiring after 14 major league seasons. .ca looks back at the stories and moments that made the year memorable. Dustin Johnson is on a two-start win streak. Can he claim another major title with a victory at the Open?GolfcastLeaderboardTee times for Rounds 1 and 2 Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '

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