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The LPGA Tour concludes its journey around the Pacific Rim this week with the TOTO Japan Classic at the Taiheiyo Club in Ibaraki. Joe Mullen Jersey . The 54-hole event begins on Friday.The top five players in the world rankings are on hand -- No. 1 Lydia Ko (New Zealand), second-ranked Ariya Jutanugarn (Thailand), No. 3 In Ge Chun (South Korea), fourth-ranked Lexi Thompson (United States) and No. 5 Sei-Young Kim (South Korea).Ko and Jutanugarn are continuing their head-to-head battle for various year-end honors.Jutanugarn, who turns 21 on Nov. 23, leads the LPGA Tour with five victories this season and sits atop the Rolex Player of the Year standings. Shes also second on the money list.Ko tops the money list and is second in the Player of the Year race. The 19-year-old also leads the battle for the Vare Trophy, which is awarded annually to the LPGA player with the Tours lowest scoring average.Ariya has played such great golf throughout the year, and when she won for the first time at Alabama, we kind of all knew it was coming, and sooner than ever, Ko said. Shes just playing so consistently well. I mean, shes just overall a very strong, confident player. So yeah, I know that Ive got a lot of work to do these last few events.This tournament is one of the oldest on the LPGA schedule. Its being played for the 43rd time.Defending champion Sun-Ju Ahn of South Korea heads a group of seven past champions in the field, one that includes two-time winners Momoko Ueda of Japan, who won this event in 2007 and 2011, and Jiyai Shin of South Korea, who triumphed in 2008 and 2010. Other past champions include Karrie Webb of Australia, who won here in 2006, American Stacy Lewis (2012), Chinas Teresa Lu (2013) and Mi Hyang Lee of South Korea, the 2014 winner.This marks the first time since 1991 the event is being played near Tokyo. The Minori Course at the Taiheiyo Club will play to 6,646 yards with a par of 71. Mario Lemieux Penguins Jersey . Lack made 20 saves for his third shutout of the season as the Canucks blanked the St. Louis Blues 1-0 in the first post-Olympic game for both teams night. Kris Letang Jersey . Colin Wilson had two goals and an assist, and Mike Fisher scored a goal and helped set up two others in the Predators 6-4 victory over the Red Wings on Monday night. . -- Aldon Smith believes he is on the path to being sober for good. EASTON, Pa. -- Nick Linder, who totaled 25 points, made five free throws in overtime as Lafayette battled back to knock off NJIT 84-83 on Thursday night.NJITs Tim Coleman got a shot off as time expired but it hit the back of the rim and rolled off.The Highlanders led for most of the game and were up 70-61 with 4:04 remaining. Matt Klinewski hit a jumper to start a 10-0 run as Lafayette took its first lead on a Linder trey with 2:02 left and led 77-75 with 31 seconds remaining.. Pascal Dupuis Jersey. Coleman made two free throws to send it to overtime.Linder hit two free throws to open the extra period scoring. The Leopards took the lead for good on two more Linder free throws with 2:08 remaining in OT.Klinewski had 20 points and 11 rebounds for Lafayette (2-1).Damon Lynn led NJIT (1-2) with 24 points, and Coleman finished with 15. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '

BOSTON -- Former President George H. NFL Jerseys Cheap .W. Bush was once known for playing golf at breakneck speed. Now collectors have an opportunity to own some of his golfing history.Boston-based RR Auction has placed up for bid Bushs Titleist Scotty Cameron `Big Sur putter, his Callaway golf bag and a pair of size 11 Nike Air golf shoes. Also included are a couple of golf balls and a scorecard dated July 16, 2003.Robert Livingston from RR Auction said Bush gave the items to a worker at the Cape Arundel Golf Club in Maine, where the 41st president spends his summers. The auction ends Wednesday.Bush was never known to lollygag on the links. Fellow World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum member Hale Irwin says golfers needed track shoes to keep up. Cheap Soccer Jerseys . -- Jacksonville wide receiver Cecil Shorts will likely be a game-time decision whether hell play Sunday in the Jaguars home game against the San Diego Chargers. China Jerseys Wholesale . Miller reached right to deflect Mikhail Grabovskis attempt with just over 2 minutes remaining in regulation, and then made two more saves in the shootout Sunday to give the Sabres a 2-1 win over the Washington Capitals. . After a lengthy wait, persistent rain finally forced the postponement of the Nationals game against the Miami Marlins on Saturday night. The teams, and a few thousand fans, waited nearly four hours from the 7:05 scheduled start time before an announcement was made shortly before 11 p. SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- With Colin Kaepernick dealing with tightness in his throwing shoulder and Thaddeus Lewis out for the season with a knee injury, the 49ers signed free agent quarterback Christian Ponder on Tuesday.Ponder, 28, hasnt appeared in an NFL game since October 2014 with the Minnesota Vikings.San Francisco was down to two healthy quarterbacks, Blaine Gabbert and Jeff Driskel, as the team traveled Tuesday to Denver for two joint practices with the Broncos ahead of their preseason game Saturday.Kaepernick hasnt thrown during practice since Aug. 10 and was held out of the preseason opener Sunday against the Texans. Prior to the injury, he was competing with Gabbert to start under first-year coach Chip Kelly.Its really a day-to-day thing, Kelly said of Kaepernicks injury. Its nothing thats a long-term thing. Its just a day-to-day thing. He says he feels better as we go, but were not going to push him so that we can make a proper evaluation of him.Ponder becomes the third quarterback from the 2011 draft class on San Franciscos roster. He was taken 12th overall by the Vikings, two spots behind Gabbert and 24 selections ahead of Kaepernick.In 2015, Ponder played in the preseason with the Oakland Raiders before his release Sept. 5. He was signed by Denver on Nov. 25 and released Dec. 8 after being inactive two games.Lewis suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in the second half of the 24-13 loss to Houston and was placed on injured reserve to make room for Ponder. Againsst Houston, Lewis led 49ers quarterbacks with 97 yards passing while completing 12 of 21. Cheap NFL Jerseys China. With Kaepernick out, Lewis replaced Gabbert after three possessions.Im just really disappointed for (Lewis) because I thought he played well yesterday and was really starting to come on, Kelly said Monday.With Minnesota, Ponder appeared in 38 games and made 36 starts. He completed 59.8 percent of his passes averaging 175 yards per game with 38 touchdowns and 36 interceptions. The Vikings used the 32nd overall pick in 2014 on quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, who started 12 games as a rookie and all 16 last season. They finished 11-5 and reached the playoffs.Kaepernick said the tightness is a result of his return from three surgeries that limited his participation in the 49ers offseason program.Taking it day-by-day, he said. Made a lot of throws, especially coming back from three surgeries, so want to make sure that were staying ahead of things.Kaepernick had a procedure on his left shoulder in November that landed him on injured reserve. In January, he had two more on his left knee and throwing hand. He wasnt cleared to participate in full-team drills until the start of training camp July 31.My arms always snapped back quick, so not too concerned about it, Kaepernick said.---AP NFL website: and AP NFL Twitter feed: Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys AuthenticWholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '

DALLAS -- SMU protected the ball and had a season-low five turnovers in a 74-59 win against TCU on Wednesday night. Jim Thome Jersey .That was an area of concern for SMU entering the game after TCU had forced opponents into 151 turnovers in its first eight games.Semi Ojeleye scored 23 points and Shake Milton added 17 points to lead SMU.Just played great, how about that for an answer, SMU coach Tim Jankovich said. If we could have 12 turnovers tonight I would have been thrilled. That was one of our biggest concerns (with TCU) . the truth of turnovers, in my mind, are to be able to play aggressively with a slow mind and making good decisions. We did a great job tonight.The Horned Frogs (8-1), who lost for the first time this season, led 3-1 a minute into the game before SMU (7-3) went on an eight-point run in the next two minutes and led the rest of the way. The Mustangs are 6-0 at home.Opportunity for us to learn from it, TCU coach Jamie Dixon said. Its our first loss. I think (SMU) learned from their losses, so now we have to go do something about it as we get ready for Saturday.SMU shot 44 percent from the field, including 13-of-24 shooting in the second half, and outscored TCU 28-20 in the paint. TCU made six of 22 3-pointers.Jaylen Fisher scored 10 points, and Kenrich Williams had eight points and 13 rebounds for the Horned Frogs. Vladimir Brodziansky and Alex Robinson added 12 points apiece off the bench.It was the 191st meeting between the schools, which are separated by 40 miles. SMU leads the series with 106 wins against its former Southwest Conference and Western Athletic Conference rival.BIG PICTURETCU: It was the first loss for Jamie Dixon, who is the only first-year head coach in the program to start 8-0. It was the third time TCU started 8-0, and first time since the 2014-15 team started 13-0.SMU: The Mustangs are undefeated at home in coach Tim Jankovichs first season. SMU is 38-3 at home since the start of the 2014-15 season and have 20 straight home wins against non-conference opponents at Moody Coliseum.PRESIDENTIALFormer President George W. Bush and David Cameron, the former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, were in attendance and sat courtside. The George W. Bush Presidential Library is on the SMU campus across the street from Moody Coliseum.UP NEXTTCU hosts Wofford (3-6) on Saturday. The Terriers beat Division II Virginia Wise at home on Tuesday.SMU will try and extend the home winning streak against McNeese State (2-5) on Dec. 14. McNeese State has lost back-to-back games. Tyler Naquin Jersey . No. 13-seeded John Isner and No. 21 Philipp Kohlschreiber were among six players who dropped out of the tournament on Tuesday, joining No. 12 seed Tommy Haas and two other players who withdrew on Monday. Satchel Paige Indians Jersey . -- If this was Aaron Gordons final home game at Arizona, and it almost certainly was, then he went out in style. . PETERSBURG, Fla.After debuting off the bench against the U.S. Eagles, fly half Liam Underwood makes his first rugby start for the Canadian senior squad Wednesday against Fiji in the Pacific Nations Cup. Underwood and the Canadians will be facing a dangerous but likely tired Fijian side at Twin Elm Rugby Park in Ottawa. The Pacific Islanders have had to travel 16 time zones since knocking off 15th-ranked Japan 22-8 on Saturday on a waterlogged field at Lautoka, Fiji. The win moved Fiji into 13th place in the IRB world rankings, dropping Canada one spot to No. 14. Canadian coach Kieran Crowley called the date with Fiji "a massive challenge." Thats because the bulk of the Fijian squad plays professionally in Europe. And they showed off a powerful scrum and a speedy set of backs against Japan. Marquee names include captain Akapusi Qera, who plays for Englands Gloucester, and former sevens skipper Sireli Bobo (Racing Metro, France), who needed just 33 seconds to score in his return to the full side. The Fijian side against Japan was an experienced one, with an average age of 29. The Canadians, who opened up their tournament with a 16-9 win over the 16th-ranked Americans in Edmonton on Saturday, face a hectic schedule of their own. After Fiji, they host No. 11 Tonga on Saturday in Kingston, Ont., with games to follow against No. 9 Ireland on June 15 in Toronto and Japan on June 19 in Nagoya. All but the Ireland game are part of the newly expanded Pacific Nations Cup. Its five games in 25 days, prompting Crowley to manage his squad carefully. The former All Black has introduced Underwood and six others into his starting 15 against Fiji. None of the changes are injury-enforced. Crowley is looking to use his full squad to better manage the crowded schedule and to blood some of his younger players. "Weve got to find out about them," he said. That includes Underwood, who turned 22 Monday. He plays for Queens University and the Ontario Blues and has represented Canada ttwice at the under-20 IRB Junior World Trophy. Francisco Lindor Indians Jersey. "Hes worked hard in training and hes certainly a players who got a bit of ability, I think," said Crowley. "Its going to be interesting to see how he goes." "A silky runner," said Mark Winokur, general manager of the Ontario Blues. The average age of the Canadian side that faced the U.S. was 25. More veterans are joining the team as the tournament progresses. London Irish forward Jebb Sinclair and sevens star Nathan Hirayama will be on the bench Wednesday after missing the U.S. game. Veteran fullback James Pritchard is also back in camp after recovering from a broken arm and finishing out his club duties with the Bedford Blues in England. 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It is almost closing time at a bar in the middle of Indianapolis somewhere, it is the dead of winter, and Im trying to flag down a bartender. Adidas William Karlsson Jersey . And thats when he approached me.Hey Matthew, he said, holding out his hand. Im [name], the [position] coach for the [NFL team].I immediately recognize the name and extend my hand. Hey, man, great to meet you.As we shake, he says to me, Hey, can I ask you a favor?As I quickly rack my brain trying to think of what I might have said about any of his players, Im like, Uh, yeah, sure. What, uh, can I do for you? Can you get [name] to unblock me?It was a fellow ESPN colleague, and apparently he had tried to debate something with this person. I was just having a debate, but I think so-and-so took it wrong, and maybe they didnt realize who I was, but Im a big fan of that person, and well, could you get them to unblock me?Cut to a shot of me just blinking and staring.Well, uh, yeah. Im certainly happy to send so-and-so a note and ask for you.We talked football for a while after that, and I got some good nuggets and his cellphone number, so it was great for me, but I couldnt believe it. The guy said he was a fan -- who knows, maybe he was -- but I honestly felt that the entire point of the conversation was for me to get this person at ESPN to unblock him on Twitter. Nuts.But maybe I shouldnt have been shocked. Its a topic that comes up more often than not. Its not the most common question I get; that would be Who do I start on Sunday? Its not the second-most common question I get; that would be Really? They put you on television? But it is a question I hear people ask.Whyd you block me on Twitter?The answer, I suspect, is different for a lot of people. For me, its all a very quick process -- I see a tweet thats mean-spirited (or outright mean) and I hit block. I give it less than one second of thought. But I can tell you, in general, that I dont block people randomly or by accident. If you have read me for any amount of time, you know that bullying is an extremely important topic for me and I consider trolls to be nothing more than online bullies. I mean, what other reason is there to send negative tweets to someone youve never met? Its to try and make that person feel bad, right? So yeah, I am very quick to block on Twitter. Because life is too short to deal with people who feel the need to try to harm someone or put negativity into the universe, especially when it is about a hobby we play for fun, like fantasy football.I bring all this up not to complain or whine, Waah, people are big meanies online, but rather because I want good to come out of negativity. And I think we have a chance to do that because its Jimmy V Week.Wednesday marked the start of the 10th annual Jimmy V Week, an ESPN initiative that extends across all ESPN platforms and programs to help drive awareness and generate donations for the V Foundation for Cancer Research ( One hundred percent of all donations go directly toward cancer research (which is not the case with every charitable organization).Jimmy V Week and the overall support of the V Foundation for Cancer Research is the best thing we do, and nothing else even comes close. In the past 10 years, ESPN has raised $13.7 million for the V Foundation through Jimmy V Week alone, part of the $45 million the company and its employees have raised for the foundation since 2003.Fighting cancer is important to me because its important to everyone. Theres literally no one in the world who has not been affected by cancer in one way, shape or form. Ive lost family members; Ive lost dear friends; Ive lost colleagues. A close member of my family is battling it as we speak, with all of us along for the fight.So I like to do what I can to help. Every year there are ESPYS auction experiences, and I am proud to be a part of a few of them. Shout-out to Jack Sitt for his generous donation to win the Fantasy Focus 06010 podcast experience (he and his father sat in on the show and spent a Sunday watching football with us) and to Mark Brown, who also made a generous donation to win the Fantasy Football Now experience. (Stephania Bell and I had dinner with him and his friend Matt Becker; they got to see a live taping of Fantasy Football Now and watched football with us all on another Sunday.)But its not enough. I continue to want to do what I can in whatever small way I can contribute to this great cause.Which brings me back to that common question: Whyd you block me? Or Whatever I said, Im sorry. Can you unblock me?At which point I tell them what I am about to tell you: I am happy to unblock anyone. All I ask in return is that you make a donation to the V Foundation. Its that simple. Its a policy I have had for many years, and I am using this week to mention it again in hopes of raising some more money for cancer research. It doesnt expire this week, by the way; its always there.Heres what you do:1. Go to and make a donation of any amount. We can all afford different amounts -- give what you can.2. Youll be sent a copy of the receipt. Send it, along with your Twitter handle that you want unblocked, to it. Now, it may take a bit of time to get through everything, but rest assured that if you do that, you will be unblocked. That goes for Facebook or Instagram as well. Realize that this doesnt give you carte blanche to act like a jerk again. You can be blocked again. But it does wipe the slate clean, as it were.Now, a few things: First, you should know is I am not very good on Twitter. Im actually not very good at all on social media, including Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook and Periscope. Now that I think of it, Im not very good at most everything, including interaction of any kind, social or otherwise.For those of you who HAVENT been blocked by me on Twitter, well, first, thank you for being polite on social media (or if youre not, congrats on just getting muted), and whether you follow me or not, its still a great excuse to donate. Over the years many people whom I have not blocked have used this as an excuse to donate.I will tweet at and in some cases retweet every single person who donates to the V Foundation and sends a copy of the receipt to will also go one step further.Have you been blocked by someone else at ESPN? Maybe were good, but you mouthed off to Adam Schefter? Went too far with Jemele Hill? Got into it with Darren Rovell? Just as I did for that coach I mentioned, maybe I can help.I want to be clear here: I cant promise anything. The only thing I control is my own feeds. But, I am friendly with almost all of my ESPN colleagues, and if you follow the steps above (donate, send receipt and your handle to and mention youve been blocked by an ESPN personality, I will personally reach out to that person and say, Hey, so-and-so made a donation to the V Foundation. Would you mind unblocking them for Jimmy V? Pretty please? Knowing how generous most of my colleagues are and how important this is to all of us, I bet most of them will say yes.Again, no promises, but I will ask. And if any of my ESPN colleagues are reading this, I hope youll share this and make your own offer to your followers. The email address works for all ESPN talent.Whether you donate or not, I urge you to watch Jimmy Vs speech from the 1993 ESPYS. Itll be the best 11 minutes youll spend all week.Dont give up.Dont ever give up.Thats not just great life advice, but as we enter Week 13 of the fantasy football season, it seems to apply here as well. Lets get to it.Quarterbacks I love in Week 13Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers: The sun comes up, the sun sets, you start Ben at home. In averaging an absurd 27.5 points per game at Heinz Field this season, Roethlisberger has yet to throw for fewer than three touchdowns in any of the four home games hes played. Yes, the Giants defense is playing well recently, but its faced quarterbacks Josh McCown, Jay Cutler and Andy Dalton. Thats not exactly murderers row theyre shutting down. Theyre a good defense playing well, but Im sorry. The Giants are either going to have to rush four (not generating a ton of pressure), giving Roethlisberger time to find his guy, or theyre going to rush more guys and have to play some man coverage, which, you know, good luck with that against Antonio Brown. Im the only one of our rankers with Roethlisberger as a top-four play this week.Matthew Stafford, Lions: In the six home games the Saints have played this season, there has been an average of 64.7 total points scored. The Saints have allowed multiple passing scores or at least 315 passing yards in nine of 11 games this season. This is going to be a shootout, and when it gets like that, Stafford puts up numbers. In the five games Stafford has played in which at least 40 total points have been scored, hes averaging 290 passing yards a game along with an impressive ratio of 13 passing touchdowns to just one interception. I know Stafford has been fairly pedestrian recently, but the Saints have given up multiple passing scores to Jared Goff, Trevor Siemian and Colin Kaepernick recently. Hes an easy top-10 play this week.Philip Rivers, Chargers: Rivers has multiple passing touchdowns in four straight games and is averaging 317 yards a game in his past seven non-Denver games. Yes, the Bucs defense has looked a lot better recently, but its one thing to shut down Russell Wilson at Tampa Bay (traveling cross-country after a tough win, that one always felt like a trap game for Seattle). This feels different, as the Bucs are the ones who have to fly with the game in San Diego. Its a bit of a gut feel here as well, but Im going with the Rivers is a stud who keeps throwing in this one trend over the Bucs have played good defense for two games trend.Others receiving votes: Aaron Rodgers is the answer to this trivia question: Name the only player to have more fantasy points the past four weeks than Colin Kaepernick. Yes, Kap is running (373 rushing yards in six starts), but did you know hes fifth in passing yards the past four weeks? Chicagos defense has started to show some leaks, and now linebacker Danny Trevathan has been added to the list of injured Bears on D. ... Similar to Kap, Tyrod Taylors rushing keeps his floor high. He has scored at least six points with his legs in five of the past six games, and he should have Sammy Watkins in a game against a Raiders team that allows the eighth-highest completion percentage on passes thrown at least 20 yards in the air. Since Week 8, only Brock Osweiler has failed to throw multiple touchdown passes against the Raiders. ... If you are truly in scraping the bottom of the barrel mode, deep-league territory Ive gotta say, I actually think Ryan Fitzpatrick is OK here. The Colts have allowed at least two touchdown passes in eight straight games; cornerback Vontae Davis might miss this game; and the game is in New York.Quarterbacks I hate in Week 13Cam Newton, Panthers: We discussed this on the podcast as well, but since the Panthers came out of their Week 7 bye, Newton has been the 22nd-best quarterback in fantasy (15.8 PPG). He has just five passing touchdowns in his past five games. Hes just not the same guy these days -- you can see it when you watch his games. The Seahawks should get DE Michael Bennett, safety Earl Thomas and CB DeShawn Shead back for a defense that has held opposing quarterbacks to 15 points or fewer in eight of 11 games this season, including the past three. With the Hawks at home after an embarrassing loss to Tampa Bay, youre going to need a lot of running from Cam in this one to get him into the top 10, and I dont believe you can count on that based on recent production. Hes a QB2 for me this week.Eli Manning, Giants: Already struggling on the road - Manning has fewer than 200 passing yards in three straight road games -- this is a tough matchup against a top-five scoring defense over the past four weeks. The Steelers have yet to allow more than 18 points to a quarterback in a game at home this season. Last week, 18 points got you QB17. With the Steelers allowing the sixth-fewest fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks all season, its hard to see Pittsburgh allowing Manning to come in there and go nuts. The past two QBs Pittsburgh has faced at home? Dak Prescott (18 points) and Tom Brady (17 points). Manning is outside my top 10.Running backs I love in Week 13Jordan Howard, Bears: You had me at San Francisco. Need stats on that? I got stats on that. No team in the NFL has given up more rushing yards per game over the past four than the Niners, who also allow a league-high 3.30 yards per carry before contact this season. Howard is averaging 132 total yards per game in his past four and leads the NFL in yards after contact per carry since he became a starter in Week 4, so expect a heavy workload and a top-10 weekend from Howard on Sunday.Doug Martin, Buccaneers: Bit of a gut call here, as he hasnt been great since returning and the Chargers are actually playing decent run defense -- they are 14th against the run the past four weeks. But 14th aint, like, fifth or something, you dig? The Chargers have given up five RB rushing scores in the past five games and at least 76 rushing yards in seven of the past nine. Among running backs, only LeVeon Bell has more touches than Martins 52 the past two weeks. So even if Jacquizz Rodgers is active for this one, I expect a heavy workload for Martin, and he does seem to be getting healthier: His yards per carry by game since returning: 2.1, 2.6, and 3.8 (vs. Seattle). Hes a solid RB2 for me this week.Latavius Murray, Raiders: Averaging more than 19 touches a game in his past five, Murray has separated himself from the three-headed monster he was a part of earlier in the season (DeAndre Washington was a healthy scratch last week). The Bills have allowed five touchdowns to opposing running backs in their past five games, so Murray should have a decent chance to score here. Look, Derek Carr should have no issues moving the ball at home in this one, and if the Raiders get it close, theyll score. No team has allowed more goal-to-go drives to result in a touchdown than the Bills. And if they get in close, the ball will go to Murray, who (as our player card notes) has the fourth most red zone touches per game since Week 4.Carlos Hyde, 49ers: Even as Kaepernicks rushing opens things up for Hyde, you have to love the workload the running back still gets. Hyde has been very good recently, with at least 19 touches in two straight games, and he leads the NFL in yards per carry after contact the past four weeks. Again, considering how banged-up the Bears defense is and the mobility of Kaepernick, which loosens up the defense, expect another productive week against a Bears team that has given up 18 points a game to opposing running backs in the three weeks since their bye.Others receiving votes: Thats double-digit touches for the Lions Theo Riddick in four straight games, and he should have another productive Sunday because, you know, New Orleans. ... Slowly getting more and more work each week, the Patriots Dion Lewis is averaging 5.94 yards per touch since returning. I like his chances for a solid flex-level game with upside against the Rams 26th-ranked run defense the past four weeks. ... Deeper leaguers in need of help can consider the Jets Bilal Powell, as he has played just two fewer snaps than Matt Forte the past two games and faces a Colts team that has allowed a league-high five receiving scores to opposing RBs this season. ... Another gut call here, but after Tevin Coleman scored last week, I expect even bigger production in his second game back against a Chiefs team that is 31st against the run the past four weeks.Running backs I hate in Week 13Jonathan Stewart, Panthers: As I mentioned in the Cam note, this is a Seattle defense that is at home, angry and getting a lot healthier for this game. The Seahawks have allowed a running back rushing touchdown in just three of 11 games so far this season, and if J-Stew isnt getting into the end zone, thats an issue. Hes failed to gain more than 42 yards in three of the past four; he ranks 31st (out of 40 qualified RBs) in yards before contact per carry this season; and the Seahawks are in the top six in the NFL in yards before and after contact per carry. Stewart is merely a touchdown-dependent flex play this week.Todd Gurley, Rams: A rookie quarterback making his third start ever on the road in Foxboro, Massachusetts -- what could go wrong? Expect the Patriots to stack the box to stop Gurley, as teams have done all season. Gurley is averaging just 1.63 yards before first contact per carry this season (third worst in the NFL), and wouldnt you know it, the Patriots are allowing the third-fewest yards before first contact per carry this season. Also, they have not allowed a running back to rush for a score in eight of their past nine games.Thomas Rawls, Seahawks: Like the rest of the Seahawks, he didnt look great last week, and its hard to get up much confidence this week, too. Ranking just 27th in time of possession this season (last season they were 11th), the Seahawks arent grinding out drives the way they used to. Maybe its success in the passing game, maybe its lack of consistency in the run game, but either way, after last week I cant imagine trusting Rawls as anything more than a flex play this week against the Panthers. Carolina has allowed the fewest fantasy points to opposing running backs since Week 2, is fifth against the run the past four weeks and has given up 100 total yards to opposing running backs just once since a Week 7 bye.Wide receivers I love in Week 13Brandin Cooks and Michael Thomas, Saints: Thomas is easy. Hes as hot a wideout as there is in the NFL in a good matchup, but Cooks is a gut call. After last weeks zero-reception debacle for Cooks, I expect Drew Brees to force-feed him the ball (and the Lions not to make the same mistake the Rams did, bringing double-coverage to Cooks every play and leaving many other players exposed). Theres a zillion great stats that show how awesome Brees is at home fantasy-wise, so heres just one: Hes averaging 27.6 percent more yards per pass attempt at home this year than on the road. In the four home games since their Week 5 bye, Cooks and Thomas as a tandem have gained 604 yards and scored six touchdowns (thats 75.5 yards and 0.8 touchdowns per player per game). To put that in perspective, if you extrapolate it over a 16-game season, each player would have 1,208 yards and 12 touchdowns. Yeah, youre starting both guys.Larry Fitzgerald, Cardinals: I know, I know. Hes been struggling recently with back-to-back games of fewer than 65 yards and single-digit fantasy points in five of the past six, but I like his chances at a bounce-back this week. Washington has struggled with the slot quite a bit recently, allowing 109 yards or a touchdown to the position in five of the past six games, allowing an average of more than nine catches for 113 yards per game to the slot. You know Fitz will get targets in this one, and given the matchup at home against Washingtons 25th-ranked pass defense the past four weeks (as well as CB Josh Norman not defending the slot), expect a lot of love to come Fitzs way.Doug Baldwin, Seahawks: Much like the rest of the Seahawks, he was on the love list last week and flopped mightily. Yeesh. I really misread that game last week. And yet, here I am back on Seattle and especially Baldwin. Only two players have more fantasy points from the slot than Baldwin this season, and this is a good matchup for him. The Panthers have allowed multiple slot touchdowns in three of their past five games, including each of the past two weeks. In fact, if you go back further to their past six games, Carolina has coughed up 64 catches for 717 yards and 8 touchdowns to the slot, or almost 20 fantasy points per game. Because of the high target share from QB Russell Wilson, Baldwin is a strong WR2 for me this week.Others receiving votes: I dont care what the matchup is; Jamison Crowder now has a touchdown or at least 88 yards in six straight games. ... In every game (four) that Donte Moncrief has played with Andrew Luck this season, hes scored. On Monday night against the Jets with Luck back, I say he goes 5-for-5. I see you Tyreek Hill, what with your 8.7 touches per game the past three weeks. Hill has been under scrutiny during his recent on-field success because he pleaded guilty to domestic violence in 2015, but my job here is to judge based solely on fantasy performance. Hill is starting for me against a Falcons team that is 26th against the pass the past four weeks and without its top corner (Desmond Trufant is now out for the season). ... After Eli Manning apologized to Sterling Shepard for not getting him the ball, expect him to correct that on Sunday against a Steelers squad that gives up eight catches for 91 yards to the slot per game this season and has allowed six touchdowns from there as well. Shepard leads the NFL in routes run from the slot this season. ... Anquan Boldin now has a touchdown in six of the past 10 games, has nine targets in each of the past two games, trails only Jordy Nelson in terms of red zone catches and, you know, New Orleans.Wide receivers I hate in Week 13Kelvin Benjamin, Panthers: See Newton, Cam. Benjamin needed a terrific catch to score last week but still caught only two passes and, prior to last week, had gone eight straight games with single-digit points. Again, with the Seahawks defense back at home and at full strength finally, I think this is a long day for the Panthers and their players. Benjamin is merely a low-end WR3 until we see some more consistency from him and the entire Panthers offense.Allen Robinson, Jaguars: With just 11 targets total to Robinson in the past two games, its clear Blake Bortles is really bortling his relationship with A-Rob. Robinson has just five receptions in those two weeks (though one of them was a touchdown) and this is, shall we say, not a great matchup for a passing offense that is struggling. I dont see Denver coming into Jacksonville and blowing the Jags out to the point of having a huge lead (taking away junk-time scoring), but certainly this will be tough. The Broncos have held opposing wide receivers to fewer than nine points in five of their past nine games and while, yes, Hill had himself a day last week and yes, Robinson is capable of going off at any moment, given what weve seen of both the Denver secondary and the Bortles/Robinson connection this season, A-Rob is merely a WR3 for me this week, not the WR1 he was drafted as.Emmanuel Sanders, Broncos: See, heres some love, Jags fans. The best defense in the NFL the past four games in terms of passing yards allowed per game belongs to the Jaguars, and they have allowed the second-fewest pass plays of 20-plus yards this season. Its hard to get a big pass play on them, their corners are playing pretty well this season and while Sanders had the huge game last week against Kansas City, that was his first score since Week 4. Since Week 5, the Jags have allowed just five wide receiver touchdowns and, as of this writing (early Thursday morning), Trevor Siemian missed practice and is banged-up. Maybe he plays, but theres a chance he does so at less than 100 percent, which doesnt help either. On the road at Jacksonville, I expect a run-heavy game script for the Broncos, making Sanders just a WR3 for me this week.Tight ends I love in Week 13Antonio Gates, Chargers: Im not worried about last week, which was a function of game flow and specific matchups. After at least eight targets in four straight games before last week, Gates gets back on track this week as the Bolts face a Bucs squad allowing more than 81 yards a game to opposing tight ends, including double-digit fantasy points in three of the past five.Travis Kelce, Chiefs: With Rob Gronkowski out, Jordan Reed banged up and with a bad matchup and the recent struggles of Greg Olsen, I have only Jimmy Graham higher in my tight end rankings this week than Kelce. He is a huge part of the offense and coming off a big game, so I like Kelces chances at a top-three day against a Falcons team that gives up the fifth-most fantasy points to opposing tight ends -- including a nine-point effort last week to Jermaine Gresham. I repeat, Jermaine Gresham.Others receiving votes: Just like I am with Cooks and Gates, I am back on board with Eric Ebron after a brutal game. Before last week, he had been on a tear and, you know, New Orleans. Expect Stafford to get his tight end back involved in a shootout. ... C.J. Fiedorowicz has at least five targets in eight straight games and has a nice matchup with Green Bay as the Packers are coughing up seven catches for 80 yards per game to opposing tight ends over the past five weeks. ... If youre truly desperate, Vance McDonald led the 49ers with eight targets last week, has at least six targets in five straight games and gets a Bears team that has given up a touchdown to a tight end in three straight. ... The Cowboys give up the sixth-most fantasy points to opposing tight ends, while the Vikings have given up at least 90 yards to tight ends in four of the past five. So I think both Kyle Rudolph and Jason Witten, in that order, are usable on Thursday night as low end TE1s.Tight ends I hate in Week 13Cameron Brate, Buccaneers: The Chargers have allowed just three touchdowns to opposing tight ends all season, and I like San Diegos defense to rise up in this one. Im expecting a heavy run approach from the Bucs here, making Brate a touchdown-dependent TE2.Jared Cook, Packers: I tried to warn you. There are so few absolutes in fantasy football, but one is that after a big game, Jared Cook will always burn you. Now facing a Texans team that gives up the fifth-fewest points to opposing tight ends, Cook is nowhere near my lineup this week.NOTE: I know, not a great week for tight end hate but hey, due to injuries and matchups its hard to hate any tight end with a pulse these days. Theyre pretty much all touchdown-dependent after a certain point. It is what it is.Defenses I love in Week 13New England Patriots: A rookie QB making his third ever start at Foxboro? Thatll work. Opposing D/STs have scored at least eight points against L.A. in nine of 11 games this season and in each of the past five.Green Bay Packers: In Brock we trust. For opposing defenses. Osweiler has, well, struggled this season, especially against pressure, as hes completing just 38.7 percent of passes when facing pressure (27th out of 32 quarterbacks). The Packers are seventh in the NFL in sacks. They are playing with confidence, and the game is in Lambeau, where I like the Packers chances at a top-10 finish. They are available in 44 percent of leagues.Others receiving votes: The San Diego Chargers have scored at least 11 points in three of their past four games, forcing 11 turnovers and scoring three touchdowns in that time frame and are available in 57 percent of leagues. ... The defense opposing the Vikings has scored at least five points in six straight weeks and teams are averaging more than 9 points a game against them in that time frame. With the Cowboys expected to get Barry Church back and with Stefon Diggs at less than 100 percent, I could see the Cowboys D/ST being useful on Thursday night.Defenses I hate in Week 13Minnesota Vikings: Only one fantasy defense has scored more than two points against the Cowboys, and since their Week 7 bye, no defense has scored positive points against them. The best any defense did was the Redskins, and they scored minus-1. The Cowboys play such good ball control offense and rarely turn the ball over, its hard to see the Vikings doing anything here unless Cordarrelle Patterson runs one back. They are outside my top 10.Carolina Panthers: In Seattles past four home games, opposing D/STs have averaged just 2.5 fantasy points per game against the Seahawks. The Panthers have allowed at least 20 points in nine of 11 games this season, and you know I dont love the offenses chances at moving the ball that much, so Seattle should be in good field position much of the day.As always, thanks to Thirsty Kyle Soppe of ESPN Fantasy for his help with the column.Matthew Berry, The Talented Mr. Roto, has laughed, thought and cried today. Its been a heck of a day. He is the creator of, a paid spokesman for and one of the owners of the Fantasy Life app. Adidas Brandon Saad Jersey . Cuban testified Thursday that he was upset when the companys CEO told him news that would reduce the value of his shares, for which hed paid $7.5 million. But he said he did nothing improper when he sold those shares over the next two days. Adidas Ryan Murray Jersey . 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Gradually, she realised that not everyone she encountered deserved a hug -- some of them were not good people, and they did not have good intentions; they were happy to take advantage of her good nature for their own benefit. Yet, with her hairband, her jaunty side ponytail, her garishly bright ring gear and her smile, she didnt grow embittered, or sly, just more determined to win the NXT womens championship.And she did. She picked up the title at NXT Takeover: Brooklyn in August 2015, and as she celebrated, three other women congratulated her. One was her vanquished opponent, Sasha Banks; the other two were Charlotte, daughter of Ric Flair, and Becky Lynch, a flame-haired steampunk-inspired brawler. Together the quartet comprised the so-called Four Horsewomen of NXT -- the standard-bearers for womens wrestling in the division, showing that they could carry the entire brand should they be asked to, with their in-ring abilities, their personalities and their connection with the audience.While three of the Four Horsewomen were a regular fixture of WWEs weekly television shows soon afterwards, Bayley stayed on NXT. She helped through a new cohort of female wrestlers, reliably eliciting a roar of delight from the crowd every time she appeared.Finally, on Monday night, she triggered that same response from an even bigger crowd. She made her main roster debut on Raw:We did it, guys. #RAW Bayley (@itsBayleyWWE) August 23, 2016The scrappy underdog isnt an unusual trope in wrestling -- Bayleys male equivalent would perhaps be Sami Zayn, fighting his way through injury to the mens title -- but it is unusual to make the conquering hero a woman,?and even more unusual within WWE confines to present her without any streak of malice or malevolence.Yet Bayley is a great person as well as a great wrestler. Maybe thats part of her appeal, and why even jaded, cynical wrestling fans will cheer for her and throw up their arms when the inflatable tube men spring to life at the top of the entrance ramp. Even the most hard-hearted individuals cant help but smile when they see someone who is revelling in being able to live their dream. The Rock famously recommended that new wrestlers seeking a character should simply take their own characteristics and ramp them up to the mythical 11. Bayley is a genuinely warm, good-hearted individual.Sasha Banks said as much when the quartet of female NXT graduates spoke to GQ magazine, describing how the women had once been competitive in the locker room, viewing each other as rivals. That was before Bayleys arrival.She changed my mindset completely on how to give a helping hand, Banks said. But Bayleys kindness and openness isnt a recent development.Rhia OReilly, Irish star of SHINE and SHIMMER, spent some time training with Bayley, then known as Davina Rose, around four years ago. She has been thrilled to see her friends progress since then.She has an instantly likeable personality and we became friends very quickly, she recalls in an email.OReilly has not been shocked to see her friend become probably the most beloved babyface in all of global wrestling.I think its strange to see anyone you know become so well known and famous -- but its not surprising, OReilly?said. She clearly has a natural talent for the business and is very passionate about what she does -- always has been. Ive never met a person who didnt like her, in or out of the ring, so its no surprise that the rest of the world loves her too!Wrestling writer Thomas Holzerman, however, wass initially skeptical when WWE signed her; he had seen her on DVDs of shows and had not been impressed. Adidas Sam Gagner Jersey. She hadnt found herself in the ring and was on the same card as some of the best in the world, he remembers. I remember being a bit perplexed when WWE signed her over the other elite women, but this was before the NXT/Performance Center track record was established. Glad I was proven wrong.As Bayley has journeyed through NXT, she has taken the fans with her. Her likeability, her dedication -- and yes, her underdog spirit -- has them on her side. The explosion of noise that met her surprise appearance at Julys Battleground, as Sasha Banks tag-team partner, was the culmination of that.More than that, it was the proof that NXT was no longer merely developmental, a brand for novices to get more experience, one that wasnt marketable and wasnt watched by wrestling fans at large. Bayley had never been seen on actual television before that special event -- she was just a key part of WWEs web-exclusive Network content. And every single person in the audience knew who she was.I had no idea that was going to happen but I think we were all hoping it would! OReilly said.I was shocked because I had worked myself into believing Banks partner would be someone underwhelming like Naomi -- nothing against Naomi, but she didnt have the cachet -- or, if it was a shock, that itd be Nikki Bella [returning from a serious injury], said Holzerman. It was really heartwarming to see that the crowd knew who she was and cheered for her like a conquering hero. That made me believe that maybe more than just super nerds like myself watched NXT on the reg.The one disappointment for Bayley and her fans was that this adrenaline-fuelled night, this celebration of her achievement and the progress of womens wrestling, was clearly billed as a one-off. Bayley and Sasha would not be a permanent tag team; nor would Bayley step up to become a focus of the womens division. Instead, she would return to NXT.Bayley herself admitted that it felt a little frustrating to see her peers forge ahead of her; OReilly is sanguine about her friends progress and recommends patience. She wondered whether someone as unique as Bayley may get lost in the main roster shuffle. Is it a possibility that someone who has built her NXT career path on being a fan of wrestling, on being generous, good-hearted, innocent and honest, simply might not work on the main roster -- where the women characters over the years have been duplicitous?and over-emotional; sexualized, sexually aggressive and sexually harassed?Bayley is not the easiest wrestler to predict because shes such a unique character for WWE and has been kept in the chrysalis of NXT for so long, Holzerman said. The main roster is still an unforgiving place for women. Bayley can get eaten alive -- but she can also break through and have crowds make WWE feature her in a positive way. If that happens, she can be the biggest superstar WWE has had since, well, John Cena at least. But that isnt certain at all, unfortunately.OReilly is more confident that Bayley has the talent and the courage to remain herself and step into the brightest of spotlights -- and that her future will be even brighter than that.I think the reaction Bayley had at Battleground proves she can be the same person on the main roster, she says. Even if she does have to adapt to be there, the core fundamentals of the superstar we know and love will always be there. And as for her future? Its whatever she wants it to be!At NXT Takeover: Brooklyn II, Bayley fought a valiant battle against champion Asuka, but was ultimately defeated. In the crowd to cheer her on were the other three Horsewomen, all of whom she hugged after the match. On her head she wore a hairband, design inspired by the ring gear Banks had worn in their title match the year before.Banks was delighted with the compliment, tweeting: She makes me feel special!Bayley replied: Dude. 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Aaron Finch has labeled the Khettarama pitch a poor wicket, after he struck a 46-ball 56 to set Australia on track for a three-wicket victory in the first ODI. Custom Edmonton Oilers Jerseys . Finch was only at the crease for the first 14.2 overs of the innings, but the ball was consistently raising puffs even during Sri Lankas innings. Significant turn was also on offer - though Khettarama has long been a spin-friendly venue.I dont think Ive ever played on a wicket that spun that much, Finch said. It was a pretty poor wicket I think. For balls to be going through the top from the second over - Josh Hazlewood to Tillakaratne Dilshan - for the second over of the game, I think that was pretty poor. We played well to track down that total. It seemed like a different spinner was bowling every over. Theyve got plenty of options and we played exceptionally well with the bat to get across the line.Finch also suggested the practice pitches Australia had used at Khettarama had played differently from the track prepared for match day.The ones next to it that weve been training on have been pretty good wickets. They started to spin a bit yesterday - late yesterday. I dont think Ive seen any wickets that have spun to that extreme - particularly in a one-day game. I suppose the wickets that we trained on were probably not very similar, to be fair.Among batsmen who made more than 25, Finch was the only one to maintain a strike rate higher than 90. He hit two sixes and seven fours in his innings, and his aggression got Australia well ahead of the required rate.I think the way that the game panned out, we noticed that as soon as the ball got a bit older, it started to spin quite big and it wasnt coming on to the bat. We just made a call to try and take on the new ball. Generally in the subcontinent that is the way to play. It came off today for a little bit, so it was nice to get the team off to a flyer. I think thats generally the way that games go on wickets that are so slow and low.Mitchell Starc became the fastest bowler to 100 ODI wickets in this match, achieving the milestone in 52 matches, to beat Saqlain Mushtaq, who had got there in 53 games. Starc has been excellent through Australias tour of Sri Lanka, having taken 24 wickets in the Tests as well.Its a fantastic achievement from Mitchell - hes been the best in the world for a number of years now, Finch said. When he gets it right theres absolutely no one better around. We were aware of the record. We thought that hed get it in the tri-series in the West Indies, in June, but he didnt get any wickets in the final.Finch was also full of praise for James Faulkner, who took 4 for 38 in his 10 overs, despite Finch dropping a catch off his bowling. Finch had been fielding at deep square leg when he palmed a slog sweep from Kusal Mendis onto the boundary. Faulkner did eventually take Mendis wicket.Faulkner was fantastic, Finch said. When youve got three or four different kinds of slower balls, its a huge advantage. You can always make sure its turning away from the bat. He was a bit unlucky early - I lost one straight in the sun. He probably thought it was going to be one of those days, but he stuck to the basics well and kept doing what hes very good at. Jean-Francois Jacques Oilers Jersey . In taking its goal tally to 99 in all competitions already this season, City delivered another demonstration of its lethal firepower at Etihad Stadium to set up a fourth-round match at home to another second-tier team -- Watford. Ben Scrivens Jersey . The 27-year-old Scrivens will be joining his third NHL club since signing with the Toronto Maple Leafs as a free agent in 2010. The move also reunites with him with head coach Dallas Eakins from their time together with the American Hockey Leagues Toronto Marlies. . PAUL, Minn. The Dallas Mavericks refused to allow ESPN reporters to cover this weekends games in Dallas after Mavericks owner Mark Cuban said he was unhappy the network would not have a reporter cover the team full time.On Friday and Sunday, ESPN reporters Tim MacMahon and Marc Stein were told they would not be admitted to games against Portland and Milwaukee.MacMahon is a Dallas-based reporter who has primarily covered the Mavericks for ESPN. He is also assigned to several other teamms and stories as news warrants. Connor McDavid Jersey. Stein is a national NBA reporter, also based in Dallas.Were committed to thoroughly covering the Mavs and the NBA, ESPN said in a statement Sunday.Said NBA spokesman Mike Bass: We are in communication with both ESPN and Mark Cuban about this matter.The Mavericks had no comment when contacted by ESPN. 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 ' ' '

SAN DIEGO -- Yes, that was LaDainian Tomlinson taking a handoff from Philip Rivers on Saturday. Bennie Logan Jersey . Too bad it wasnt like it used to be, when Tomlinson would find either a big hole or the end zone. "We did a handoff for old times sake but it was at walkthrough pace so it wasnt full speed or anything," said Tomlinson, who retired 13 months ago and visited the San Diego Chargers training camp as part of his job with the NFL Network. New coach Mike McCoy asked L.T. to speak to the team after its first practice in pads. The former star running back then taped an interview with Rivers. "It was a great feeling, really," said Tomlinson, who played nine mostly brilliant seasons with the Chargers before finishing his career with two seasons with the New York Jets. "Mixed emotions because I started to get that feel of putting on the pads again but truly knowing that I dont need to put on pads anymore. Its over. But it was great seeing some of my olds teammates, really, Philip and Antonio (Gates) and Nick Hardwick and Eric Weddle. So many guys that I went to battle with and now seeing them as leaders of this football team." He said he talked to the players about making a commitment to themselves and each other, "and dont worry about what everybodys saying in terms of where the Chargers are going to finish in the AFC West. It really depends on what they want out of themselves and if they commit to each other and come to work every single day and think about each other, they will exceed expectations." McCoy replaced Norv Turner, who was fired along with general manager A.J. Smith after the Chargers missed the playoffs for the third straight season. "Its great to have a guy like that come in," McCoy said. "To have one of the greatest Chargers of all time speak to the team, he just talked about what it meant to be a Charger and how fortunate we all are to be here and kind of the way we need to approach the game." Rivers said Tomlinsons pep talk "was solid. He and I briefly talked and it was weird having him out here, not in uniform. It was more weird for him, I bet, just because its like going back in time, like, Yall still here? Hardwick, me and Gates, were still doing the same thing weve been doing. Hes great. It brings back memories seeing him out here." Rivers said it was a little different being interviewed by Tomlinson, "but it was cool. It was very comfortable because its a guy you stood there and talked to and handed the ball to many times." Tomlinson was the NFLs MVP in 2006. Hes fifth on the all-time list with 13,684 yards rushing and third all-time with162 touchdowns. His 145 rushing touchdowns are second-most in history. He also passed for seven touchdowns. Tomlinson signed a ceremonial one-day contract with the Chargers on June 18, 2012, and then announced his retirement. Tomlinson said he likes the change in regimes and that the Chargers have to improve on offence. Playing behind a dreadful line last year, Rivers was sacked 49 times and committed 22 turnovers, giving him 47 turnovers in two seasons. Running back Ryan Mathews, who replaced Tomlinson in 2010, was hurt and continued his fumbling problem. He ran for only 707 yards and one touchdown before finishing the season on injured reserve. "It seems to be a refreshing start. Everything is a new beginning for the Chargers and I think theyre approaching it that way," Tomlinson said. "Obviously the key is the rebound of the offensive line. They have to be able to protect Philip Rivers. Being sacked 49 times last year is way too many for your franchise quarterback. "If they can get their offensive line to jell, and if Ryan Mathews can stay healthy and give them some production in the running game, the defence is going to take care of themselves. Theyre going to be good," Tomlinson said. The Chargers rushed for only four touchdowns last year. By comparison, Tomlinson set NFL records with 28 touchdowns rushing and 31 touchdowns total during his MVP season of 2006. "The run game controls the entire game," Tomlinson said. "Whenever youre able to run the football and then put it in the end zone, that really wears the defence down. If youre not able to do that, typically things arent going too well for you. But I think its an area of focus for the San Diego Chargers, getting their running game going, getting Ryan Mathews going and I think they will have more rushing touchdowns this year." Mathews has had an uneven three seasons. "I think he would tell you hes at a crossroads in his career. I think this season is going to determine whether Ryan Mathews continues to be a Charger or if he moves on somewhere else," Tomlinson said. "I think he would tell you, absolutely he wants to be here. But has to make that commitment on the field, in the weight room, in the classroom and also, off the field. Tomlinson said hes impressed with Teo, the rookie from Notre Dame. "The natural leadership qualities obviously are there. I see a really bright guy that knows the game of football and has really great fundamentals. Probably not the most athletic linebacker, but he makes up for it because hes such a smart guy. I think Manti Teos going to have a really good, long career and I think hes going to do some great things for the Chargers defence." Tomlinson said the biggest adjustment for Teo will be playing on third down. "Thats the hardest thing for any rookie. Heck, it was hard for me when I first came into the league, because the game is different on third downs," Tomlinson said. "Its like its two separate games. Theres first and second downs, and then theres third downs. The different blitz packages, who hes covering, and remember, the Chargers defence, they play multiple coverages. Thats one thing that Manti Teos going to have to get used to is playing multiple coverages." Teo reportedly has the bestselling jersey among rookies. Tomlinson said he was at Disneyland last week and saw someone wearing a No. 50 Teo jersey. "It made me proud to see San Diego being represented in that way," Tomlinson said. Teo was in pads for the first time since Notre Dames blowout loss to Alabama in the BCS national championship game. "Its been a little while since weve all been in pads Its nice to get to concentrate on football," Teo said. 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The Cardinals have championship aspirations -- but not yet championship expectations.Connecticut, Notre Dame and South Carolina have those expectations.And after South Carolinas 83-59 win Sunday, that is how it is going to stay for now.I think our players really enjoy, they focus in a little bit more, when the competition is a little stiffer, South Carolina coach Dawn Staley said of the high-profile matchup. So it was great to see them come out and play this way and rise to the level of a competitive basketball team.Were still in search of who we want to be on both sides of the ball.Possessing both the potential and personnel to be a lot of things on both sides of the ball, that ought to worry the rest of the country.Sunday started as if two participants thought it was a Hall of Fame audition. South Carolinas Kaela Davis and Louisvilles Asia Durr traded long jumpers as both teams shot better than 70 percent from the field for much of the first quarter. South Carolina has played that game before and won against a top-tier opponent. It opened the season by scoring 92 points in a win at Ohio State while shooting the Buckeyes out of their own arena. Even with Aja Wilson limited by foul trouble that night, Davis and Allisha Gray took on all comers.But that wasnt how South Carolina went about it Sunday. They didnt give Durr a chance to grow her legend in a duel.At Ohio State, Davis outscored the nations leading scorer. Against Louisville, the Gamecocks collectively silenced the rising star.We knew a lot goes through her, Staley said of Durr. Shes a big part of what they do and the flow of how they want to play. So it was really key to us to make her work for everything, maybe deny her some touches and kind of crowd her space a little bit.Durr hit the fourth shot of her torrid start with just over five minutes remaining in the first quarter. That 3-pointer tied the score at 13. She hit her fifth field goal with just over one minute remaining in the third quarter. In the time between those baskets, South Carolina outscored Louisville 48-28.In what remained of the first quarter and through the entirety of the second quarter, Durr took two shots and missed them both. Nor did she get to the free throw line. When South Carolinas Bianca Cuevas-Moore picked up early fouls, freshman Tyasha Harris came in and suffocated Durr.Making sure that they made her work really hard for it and put other people in positions to shoot the ball for them, Staley said of the plan. And maybe they werent ready to be the main focal point of their offense, because Durr has been that for the first couple of games of the season.Mariya Moore tried with some success to hit those shots for Louisville. Briahanna Jackson hit a couple off the bench. In foul trouble, Myisha Hines-Allen couldnt help. But in a second quarter that separated the teams and a third quarter that settled matters, Louisville looked like a team without answers on the offensive end. Nothing came easy.That it was Harris who was so instrumental is notable. A highly touted freshman from the same Indiana high schoool that sent Kelly Faris to Connecticut, Harris, in her fifth game, played the way complementary pieces must for championship contenders. Phillip Gaines Jersey. She played South Carolina defense.The first thing I learned was drop-cross-run, said Gray, the transfer from North Carolina who spent last season practicing with South Carolina. We dont slide anywhere. Its easy to guard your opponent when you run and sprint to the space to beat your opponent.Staley said after the game that she wasnt satisfied with the defense, that there was too much gambling and not enough discipline. Tell that to Louisville coach Jeff Walz after his team shot 38 percent with 17 turnovers.I just thought the pace of the game, I thought we controlled that, Staley said. I thought Louisville wanted to play a little bit quicker from the games that Ive seen this year. They wanted to get up and down a little bit more. There were a lot of fouls in the game, so a lot of stoppage of play, which I think benefits us, because we can be more calculating offensively in what were trying to do. And thats to get the ball inside to our bigs.Ah yes, those bigs. The day didnt go perfectly for South Carolina, either. In a game with a lot of the aforementioned whistles, both Davis and Gray ended up on the bench in foul trouble for stretches of the pivotal second quarter. But while the Gamecocks collectively stifled their opponents on the defensive end, Wilson and Alaina Coates combined to outscore the Cardinals 10-9 on their own in the period.In a disappointingly empty arena, it wasnt difficult to make out Walzs instructions to his team as the game wore on. So much of it was centered around Wilson and Coates. About blocking them out every time the ball went up. About watching out for the high-low sets when Wilson would feed the ball to Coates on the block. About running the offense that limited their ability to dictate terms in the paint.Coates finished with 17 points and 14 rebounds. Wilson had 17 points, five assists and two blocks. South Carolina finished with 40 points in the paint and 17 more rebounds than Louisville.Hines-Allen on the court would have helped. But not to that degree.Theyre two of the best posts in the game, Walz said. [Coates] has a motor like I havent seen in a long time. ...She doesnt worry about who [theyre] playing. She just does it right because thats what youre supposed to do. I watch them on film, theyre up 30 at half, and shes sprinting the floor every single time.Asked if he thought South Carolina was really 24 points better than his team, Walz said no. Hes probably right. But the roles are set for now.Louisville has been to the Final Four, of course. The Cardinals have made that trip more often than South Carolina and played for the championship, something the Gamecocks have yet to do. But in each case, Louisville reached the semifinals as a surprise, a team that broke the bracket.To do that once, let alone twice, is a feat worthy of celebrating, an indication both of what Walz can do with time and what players can do with the same. There is a reason people will remember the game against Baylor forever. But such runs arent blueprints for the future.You dont build a program to be the one that pulls off the upset. You build it to be the favorite.Louisville is getting there. 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ROSEMONT, Ill. Spurs Jerseys Online . -- Chicago Sky rookie Imani Boyette didnt want to continue playing poorly in the WNBA semifinals.The 6-foot-7 center averaged three points and 4.5 rebounds in two double-digits losses to the Los Angeles Sparks. Boyette played better -- much better, scoring all 13 of her points after halftime and grabbing 11 rebounds as the Sky held off the Sparks 70-66 on Sunday to force a Game 4.I hadnt shown up in the series yet -- the lights have been kind of bright, Boyette said. Ive been guarding two of the best players, so I was very much a rookie this series. My teammates have done a really good job of encouraging me and staying on me.Boyette scored seven points in the third quarter as the Sky turned a nine-point deficit into a two-point lead going into the final quarter.Shes a body down there, so she cant go ignored, league MVP Nneka Ogwumike said. We werent prepared for that.Courtney Vandersloot added 17 points and Clarissa Dos Santos had 10 for the fourth-seeded Sky, who have been playing without leading scorer and rebounder Elena Delle Donne. The 2015 league MVP underwent right thumb surgery on Sept. 13.We were confident going into this game because we knew they hadnt seen our best yet, Vandersloot said.Ogwumike had 16 of her 22 points in the first half and Kristi Toliver added 13 for the second-seeded Sparks, who won the first two games of the series at home by double digits.The Sparks made 6 of their 33 shots beyond the arc.Their zone affected us. We didnt adjust, two-time MVP Candace Parker said.Parker shot 3 for 14 from the field for nine points but grabbed 15 rebounds. She averaged 25 points in the other two games. League sixth woman of the year Jantel Lavender finished with six points for the Sparks.Defending champion and top-seeded Minnesota has a 2-0 lead over Phoenix in the other semifinal series, with Game 3 later Sunday.Toliver hit a 3 for a two-point Sparks lead with 1:30 left, but Boyette made two layups and Vandersloot hit a jumper for a four-point lead. Ogwumike missed a 3 with 8 seconds left, and Vandersloot made two free throws to seal it.The Sky opened the third quarter with a 17-6 run to take the lead. Ogwumike and Parker were scoreless in the third, when the Sky outscored Los Angeles 19-8.Our defensive intensity, we were able to stop them a little bit in the second half, Vandersloot said. They scored eight points in the third quarter, and thats unheard for a team that skilled and that many offensive threats.The Sparks led by 15 in the first half, but the Sky scored the final six points of the second quarter to pull within nine.We got up by a lot, and we got a little frazzled, Ogwumike said.Los Angeles won 95-75 and 99-84 in the other games.They were extremely hungry to win, Sparks coach Brian Agler said. We were like that in LA, but not quite like that here.TIP-INSSparks co-owner Magic Johnson was in attendance. ... The Sparks scored at least 93 points in four of their previous five meetings with Chicago. ... During the regular season, Los Angeles led the WNBA with a 48.7 percent field goal percentage, while the Sky topped the league in scoring at 86.2 points.STILL OUTDelle Donne has missed nine straight games. She averaged 21.5 points to share the league scoring title with New Yorks Tina Charles.UP NEXTGame 4 is in Chicago on Tuesday night Authentic Spurs Jerseys . 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The finest line separates a championship team and one that comes up just short.By thinking beyond the slimmest margins that separate winning and losing, Alabama coach Nick Saban has built one of the greatest dynasties in college football history.I talk a lot about trying to be a dominant player, not winning the game, Saban told The Associated Press. I talk a lot about being a champion, not winning a championship. And theres a little bit of difference in that. Were trying to create a process here that helps a guy be all he can be. Were not trying to create a process that wins a game.Though there has been an awful lot of that going on in Tuscaloosa since Saban got to town in 2007. And there is no reason to think it will stop this season.The defending national champion Crimson Tide is the No. 1 team in The Associated Press preseason Top 25 for the third time under Saban and the fifth time in the history of the program.The Tide received 33 of 61 first-place votes from the media panel and 1,469 points in the poll released Sunday. No. 2 Clemson, which lost the College Football Playoff championship game to Alabama in January, received 16 first-place votes and 1,443 points.Oklahoma is No. 3 in the preseason poll and received four first-place votes. No. 4 Florida State had five first-place votes. No. 5 LSU, No. 6 Ohio State and No. 7 Michigan all received one first-place vote.Alabama has won an unprecedented four national championships in the last seven seasons, but none has come when the Tide started No. 1 (2010 and 2013). Thats one of a couple of trends Alabama will be trying to buck this season. The last preseason No. 1 to win the national championship was Southern California in 2004.Still, Alabama is the safest bet in college football. Since 2008, only once has a season reached Thanksgiving without Alabama in contention for a national title. In three seasons (2008, 2013, 2014) during which Alabbama has not played for the national championship under Saban, the Tide lost a close game to a team that did. Wholesale Spurs Jerseys. None of that history matters to Saban, who is only two national championships away from matching Bear Bryants record six during his 25 years as coach at Alabama. Saban does recognize that staying on top is more difficult than getting there.It all goes back to competitive character, attitude, how people buy in. How you fight human nature. Its basically human condition to get satisfied with success, said the 64-year-old Saban, who is 105-18 at Alabama. Theres a lot of books written on how to be successful. 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With the first unit struggling of late and Amir Johnson - one of the teams iron men - hobbling on an injured right ankle, Patterson knew he could get the nod in a challenging matchup against one of the leagues up and coming players at his position. . "It was nerve-wracking, but we pulled through," said Collaros, who threw four touchdown passes to lead the Toronto Argonauts (8-4) to a 33-27 win over the Calgary Stampeders (9-3) in front of 28,781 fans at McMahon Stadium. Every week, well mine the waiver wire for lesser-owned assets to help your squad, whether you favor dynasty or the redraft format -- and well also toss in some tips for DFS players out there. Categorized by position, the players are ranked in descending order by ownership percentage in ESPN leagues.Well also include some former go-to fantasy assets who may be overvalued -- in the short or long term -- for one reason or another.Contractual peace wins out on Winnipegs blue line; another young defenseman and a backup goaltender in The Big Apple deserve some extra fantasy love; and is one of pro hockeys most formidable forces of the past quarter-century finally seeing his star fade in Florida?ForwardsJustin Abdelkader, LW/RW, Detroit Red Wings Ownership percentage: 55.6Even those who have casually monitored Abdelkader since his NHL debut in 2010 recognize the versatile winger as one of the streakiest performers in the league. In that vein, its worth pointing out that hes on one of his mini tears at present -- riding a three-game point streak and scoring in two straight -- as a top-six skater. Strike while the 29-year-olds stick is hot. Its also worth noting that Tyler Bertuzzi will be making his NHL debut in Tuesdays game, on a line with Frans Nielsen and Dylan Larkin. Its too early to add him in standard leagues, but keep an eye on the situation.Michael Cammalleri, LW, New Jersey Devils Ownership percentage: 44.8Theres nothing like a natural hat trick to assist a player in breaking out of a scoring slump. Goalless to start 2016-17, Cammalleri erupted for three unanswered in Sundays 4-1 victory against the Carolina Hurricanes. Skating on a scoring line, and power play, with center Adam Henrique, the veteran sniper is a steady threat to score when healthy and hot. And right now, the 34-year-old is both.Matt Read, LW/RW, Philadelphia Flyers Ownership percentage: 16.8The latest line rushes out of Philly suggest Read will take over for Brayden Schenn on the left side of center Claude Giroux and Wayne Simmonds. Rumored to sit on the trade block earlier this season, Read is making a strong case for sticking around -- and/or raising his asking price on the market -- as he is tied for the clubs scoring lead with six goals.Cal Clutterbuck, RW, New York Islanders Ownership percentage: 10.8The latest candidate to sub in on the right side of John Tavares, Clutterbuck scored his second goal of the season -- and first since the opening week -- against the Vancouver Canucks Monday. As long as the feisty and physical forward remains in that role, he merits additional attention in both standard leagues and DFS play. Just be sure to jettison the 28-year once he drops back to the bottom six.Patrick Maroon, LW, Edmonton Oilers Ownership percentage: 5.8This experiment might not last long, but Maroon is currently replacing Milan Lucic on a line with Connor McDavid and Jordan Eberle. In the interim, the big winger presents as underrated -- and under-priced -- asset in DFS play. Mind you, Lucic has maintained his role on the top power-play unit, so this is not an invitation to drop him.Mikko Rantanen, RW, Colorado Avalanche Ownership percentage: 3.8A week following his 20th birthday, Rantanen notched his first NHL point -- an assist on Gabriel Landeskogs game-winning, power-play goal versus the Wild. Consider it the first of many for the towering, talented youngster, whos getting the early opportunity to shine on an even-strength line with Nathan MacKinnon and Matt Duchene.Nikita Soshnikov, RW, Toronto Maple Leafs Ownership percentage: 1.1Briefly mentioned in this space last week, Soshnikov has since made an excellent impression in his first three games of 2016-17, scoring a goal and an assist, all the while antagonizing the opposition. Now theres chatter among Torontos punditry collective that the 23-year-old may not be long for the clubs fourth line. A place alongside a red-hot Nazem Kadri is being volleyed about, along with the potential supplanting of Zach Hyman on a line with Auston Matthews and William Nylander. Hes worth a speculative add based on the chances of either.DefensemenJacob Trouba, Winnipeg Jets Ownership percentage: 33.1One two-year, $6 million bridge deal later, and thhe prickly standoff between the Jets and young defenseman is over. Marouane Fellaini Jersey. Immediately back on the ice with teammates Tuesday morning, Trouba is projected to make his return to the Jets blue line sometime this week. After the holdout, the 22-year-old has a lot to prove. And the Jets will only benefit -- whether they actually intend to trade him or not -- from the young D-man playing well. That adds up to a potential breakout performance from the former first-round draft pick (No. 9 overall, 2012) through the rest of 2016-17. That ownership number will soon be much closer to 100, and should be.Dennis Seidenberg, New York Islanders Ownership percentage: 32.0Goodness knows, this offensive onslaught wont last forever, but consider giving the 35-year-old some temporary fantasy love while hes regularly denting the score sheet. Four goals and four helpers in eight games might also earn Seidenberg a regular shift with the man advantage.Brady Skjei, New York Rangers Ownership percentage: 10.3Adapting beautifully in his first full season in the NHL, Skjei is riding a five-game point streak with six assists, two of them counting with the extra skater. A striking fantasy commodity altogether, the 22-year-old, former first-round draft selection (2012), is exponentially more attractive in dynasty leagues.GoaltendersCalvin Pickard, Colorado Avalanche Ownership percentage: 9.5Move over Semyon Varlamov, Pickard is making a charge at your No. 1 designation with the Avalanche, as hes been so much better (1.50 goals-against average, .946 save percentage) -- in admittedly limited action -- to date. If hitching your fantasy cart to a Colorado goaltender, you may as well choose the hot hand.Antti Raanta, New York Rangers Ownership percentage: 4.6As far as NHL understudies go, Raanta is one of the leagues better second bananas so far this autumn. So much so that coach Alain Vigneault can gift No. 1 Henrik Lundqvist a night off at leisure, knowing his club is in the hands of a netminder rocking a 3-0 record and .930 save percentage. Feel free to enlist Raantas services whenever he projects to start in matchup-friendly DFS action.Lowered expectationsLogan Couture, C, San Jose Sharks Ownership percentage: 90.6With just the one assist (and a minus-five rating in plus/minus) in his past seven contests, the 27-year-old center is clearly struggling in the early stages of this campaign. While coach Pete DeBoer remains fiercely committed to rolling out balanced scoring lines, Coutures role between wingers Joonas Donskoi and, at last look, untested 20-year-old rookie Kevin Labanc, inspires additional uncertainty. Consider giving the former 30-goal scorer a breather on your fantasy bench until he breaks out of this lull. Who knows? Maybe Labanc -- who has thus far lit up the AHL with four goals and six assists in six games -- proves to be the ideal salve by Coutures side.Marc-Andre Fleury, G, Pittsburgh Penguins Ownership percentage: 86.5The starters crease is no longer Fleurys to lose in Pittsburgh. Allowing just the one goal on 65 shots through his first two post-injury games of the season (both wins), Matt Murray is pegged to start his second straight game, against the visiting Oilers on Tuesday. Youd be fine to bench the clubs former No. 1 until theres a change in circumstance.Jaromir Jagr, RW, Florida Panthers Ownership percentage: 74.2The future first-ballot Hall-of-Famer may finally be feeling the enduring effects of his advanced age. Only 13 games into this season, Jagr has prematurely cut two of his most recent contests short, claiming to suffer from cramping and a groin issue. Couple those nagging concerns with just the one goal and four assists, and we wonder if this is the beginning of the end. Hes 44 years old, folks.Seth Jones, D, Columbus Blue Jackets Ownership percentage: 73.4A hairline foot fracture is forcing the Blue Jackets top defenseman to miss the next three weeks or so. 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SAN FRANCISCO -- Sure, Dave Roberts would have preferred his division champion Los Angeles Dodgers had a little October momentum to carry into the playoffs. Mitchell Weiser Jersey .Not five losses in the final six games before a four-day break ahead of the NL Division Series at Washington.The NL West champions lost 7-1 on Sunday to get swept by the wild-card San Francisco Giants, and now will wait until Friday to play Game 1 in the nations capital.Its just a matter of understanding that the regular season is one season and the postseason is another season. Thats the way we have to look at it, Roberts said. I really think that layoff, the preparation, the travel to D.C., that will allow us to refocus on one team. Im not too concerned about our guys. I just dont want any carry over from this past road trip.Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully ended his 67-year career, calling his final game 80 years to the day after he fell in love with baseball walking home from school.The Giants led the majors with a 57-33 record at the All-Star break. After an up-and-down second half and a series of bullpen meltdowns since the break, San Francisco delivered an impressive offensive performance against Kenta Maeda (16-11), who surrendered five runs and nine hits in 2 2/3 innings and said none of his pitches felt sharp.Los Angeles is ready to regroup in a hurry.We have four days to prepare for the Nationals and study them as much as we can and get ready to play some playoff baseball, second baseman Chase Utley said. The goal is to be playing well in the postseason. We had a pretty exciting year. A lot of ups, a few downs, but mainly ups. Very positive. I thought we played well as a team. We picked each other up. We won the division as a team so thats a great sign.The Dodgers got a scare when center fielder Joc Pederson came up slowly after diving to try for Brandon Crawfords RBI single in the eighth. Roberts said his iced-up right shoulder will be fine.San Francisco third baseman Conor Gillaspie went over a railing and TV camera and into the photo well to snag Utleys foul popup to begin the third.A superior catch, tumbling over the railing, declared 88-year-old Scully . Gillaspie refused to quit, eyes riveted on the ball ... alls well that ends well. The Giants are pumped.It is an even year, after all, so they should be.Just like two years ago as a wild card going to Pittsburgh, the Giants will hit the road to face the defending NL champion in the New York Mets for the wild-card game Wednesday night.San Francisco made it on the final day of the regular season, securing the second NL wild card with the clubs first four-game winning streak of the second half.We found a way to get back to where we need to be, ace left-hander Madison Bumgarner said. If we play like we have been the last three days, well be tough to beat.Denard Span hit a two-run triple among his three hits, and Buster Posey drove in three runs and had three hits. Angel Pagan also had three hits.San Francisco, which won Series titles in 2010, 12 and 14, plays for a spot in the Division Series against the Chicago Cubs. Bumgarner, the 2014 World Series MVP, will face Noah Syndergaard.Midseason acquisition Matt Moore (6-5) allowed one run and three hits in eight innings as San Francisco (87-75) reached the playoffs for the fourth time in seven seasons. The Giants began the day one game ahead of St. Louis.San Francisco has won 16 of its last 20 home meetings against the Dodgers.Its one of those things where were looking to recover but stay sharp, Los Angeles shortstop Corey Seager said. Hopefully the next four or five days go well for us.TRAINERS ROOMDodgers: Roberts confirmed Josh Reddick and Andre Ethier will be on the playoff roster, with Charlie Culberson still in the mix. The Dodgers hadnt determined how many pitchers they will carry.Giants: INF Eduardo Nunez missed his sixth straight game since straining his right hamstring last Sunday at San Diego. 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Kyle Palmieri scored two straight goals in the third period to rally the Anaheim Ducks past the Philadelphia Flyers 3-2 on Tuesday night. LOS ANGELES -- UCLA guard Jordin Canada was focused on grabbing the rebound she needed for her first triple-double.So when teammate Monique Billings flung away the rebounded ball they both held, Canada glared at her. Players and coaches on the UCLA bench all knew what was at stake and collectively groaned in disbelief.Everyone finished with smiles because Canada notched her 10th rebound with 48 seconds left.Canada had 11 points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists to lead No. 9 UCLA to a 95-47 win over Southern University on Friday night.Its the sixth triple-double in school history, and Canada also crossed the 1,000-point mark, a milestone she didnt know about until after the game.Its also an honor. Its a great feeling to know that Ive put in the work, Canada said. Im very proud of myself, but its not all about points. Yes, its a great honor, but its not everything.Kennedy Burke led the Bruins with 23 points, including a career-high five 3-pointers. UCLA finished with a school-record 14 3-pointers, breaking the 12 set against Hawaii in 2009.Billings had a double-double with 22 points and 15 rebounds, her fifth consecutive since last season. She also set a career high with six steals.But she drew the ire of her point guard.We have goals that we have to meet. Mo was one rebound away from getting 15 rebounds, which was her goal, Canada said. I was one rebound away from getting a triple-double. At the time, I thought she already met her goal. When the ball went up we both had it, and I was screaming because I wanted it. She took it away. I was mad.I didnt realize she hadnt met her goal until afterward, so I felt bad. Were just really passionate about getting our goals.UCLA had just nine players available for the game. Four players arre injured and have yet to play this season. Thomas Muller Bayern Munich Jersey. Canada prides herself on passing, defending and, when a milestone is on the line, rebounding.Ive never seen Jordan so mad at me running down the court, said Billings, with a laugh. She got her rebound, too. So its all good.Skylar OBear scored 14 points and Briana Green added 12 for Southern (1-2).BIG PICTUREouthern got the experience of playing one of the best teams in the country on the road and will have plenty of learning opportunities in a postgame film session.UCLA has its sights set on a national championship. With an 84-70 loss to No. 2 Baylor on the road four days ago, it showed theres work to be done. UCLA dominated Southern at home, where it plays so well, but hasnt won a road game against a ranked opponent in its last 13 consecutive games. After the loss to Baylor, UCLA likely will fall out of the top 10.QUOTABLE:I think were still not playing anywhere close to what were going to become. Thats a good news-bad news. Its bad news because we missed an opportunity at Baylor. The good news is that theres no danger this group is going to peak early. We have so many things we still need to work on. On the other hand, were shooting the ball great. Were a selfless team. -- UCLA coach Cori Close on ways to improve after a 48-point win.UP NEXTouthern University returns home to play Bethune-Cookman on Thursday. Its a one-game stint in New Orleans, with the Jaguars playing six of their first eight games on the road.UCLA hosts Cal Poly on Sunday before traveling to Mexico to play Iowa in the Cancun Challenge, which starts on Thanksgiving. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys ChinaNFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '

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