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NEWARK, N. Mark Pysyk Jersey .J. -- Jay Wright doesnt follow who is in the running for national player of the year. However, the Villanova coach thinks he has the best player in the country in senior guard Josh Hart.After Saturdays career-best performance, it would be hard to argue.Hes as good as any player in the country is and hes so complete. He will do whatever it takes to win a game and he has the ability to do it and at the right time, Wright said. He got big rebounds at the end of the game. He got offensive rebounds, he scored, he made passes, he made free throws, he defended. He did everything. Hes as complete a player as weve ever had.Hart scored a career-high 37 points and No. 1 Villanova rallied from an 11-point deficit to beat No. 23 Notre Dame 74-66 on Saturday at the Prudential Center.I honestly didnt know how many points I had. I was just trying to make the right play, Hart said, later adding, I want to be great. I want to be as good as Josh Hart can be, and I have no idea how good that is, but Im going to try and figure out.Hart was the only Villanova (10-0) player to score in double figures. He was 10 of 14 from the field, including 3 of 4 from behind the arc, and he made all 14 of his free throw attempts.Matt Farrell and Steve Vasturia had 18 points each for Notre Dame (9-1), which entered the game as one of eight remaining unbeaten Division I teams.Villanova took its first lead of the game at 57-56 after Eric Paschall blocked Vasturias 3-pointer with 9:15 left. Hart assisted on a layup by Jalen Brunson at 9:09 to give the Wildcats the lead.The teams exchanged the lead from there until Villanova pulled away in the final minute.Farrell, a Bridgewater, New Jersey native, made his first six shots including a driving layup at the halftime buzzer that gave Notre Dame a 41-36 lead.It was a blast playing here. I think last year I wasnt able to play that much, so I wasnt able to play my game, Farrell said. I was playing a different kind of role.Which includes being a leader on the team, both vocally and statistically.Hes a fighter, coach Mike Brey said. Hes one tough Jersey guy.Down 35-24 with 3:52 left in the first half, Villanova chipped away at the lead.We were trying to stop them in the first half. We really were. . They make the right play every time, but we just were not doing a good job in the first half for whatever reason, Wright said. And theyre good. Thats the other reason. Theyre really good. Nothing different at halftime. We just said we got to try to do what our game plan is. Were trying and theyre beating us. We have to try harder.BIG PICTURENotre Dame: The Fighting Irish were off to their best start of Breys tenure, which began in 2000-01.Villanova: Dating to their national championship run last season, the Wildcats are tied for the longest winning streak in school history at 16 games. Villanova won 16 straight games in the second half of the 2014-15 season before losing to N.C. State in the NCAA Tournament.POLL IMPLICATIONSThe Wildcats should stay No. 1 as they remain undefeated. Given Notre Dames effort, theres a chance they stay in the poll following its first loss of the season.NOT SO NEUTRAL COURTWhile the game was played in Newark as part of the Never Forget Tribute Classic, the packed Prudential Center was filled with Wildcat fans.It was a road atmosphere, Brey said. I loved how we handled it. We were poised.SLAYING THE CHAMPIONSNotre Dame is no stranger to defeating national champions. Under Brey, Notre Dame had played the defending champion 11 times, winning seven of those games. The most recent win came last season when they defeated 2015 champion Duke 95-91 at Cameron Indoor Stadium.FORMER BIG EAST FOESBefore Notre Dame left the Big East for the ACC, it played Villanova regularly. The schools have played 36 times with Villanova holding a 19-17 lead.UP NEXTNotre Dame: The Fighting Irish get a week to rest before hosting No. 18 Purdue next Saturday night.Villanova: The Wildcats will complete their circuit with the Big 5 when they host Philadelphia rival Temple on Tuesday night. Jussi Jokinen Jersey . The winner Saturday will remain in the elite 10-team field next year. "We talked about wanting to be disciplined and stick with our game plan and good things will come," Draisaitl said, who had two goals for the victors. Aaron Ekblad Jersey . He said Tuesday thats a big reason why he is now the new coach of the Tennessee Titans. Whisenhunt said he hit it off quickly with Ruston Webster when interviewing for the job Friday night. . Boucher previously coached the Tampa Bay Lightning and had a 97-78-20 record over two-plus seasons. He was dismissed by the team last March after the Lightning struggled in the lockout-shortened season with a 13-18-1 record. ATLANTA -- The remaking of the Atlanta Hawks has taken a more dramatic turn than planned.Al Horfords four-year, $113 million agreement with the Boston Celtics on Saturday has left the Hawks without their respected leader, fan favorite and player with most seniority.The Hawks reached the playoffs in each of Horfords nine seasons since he was the No. 3 overall pick from Florida in 2007. Horford, a four-time All-Star, led Atlanta to its first Eastern Conference finals appearance in 2015.The Hawks hoped to re-sign Horford even after reaching an agreement Friday with center Dwight Howard on a three-year contract worth $70.5 million. After so many years playing small with the 6-foot-10 Horford in the middle, the Hawks wanted a big front line that included both Howard and Horford.Instead, Horford changed his Twitter account to Celtics green on Saturday.At last weeks NBA draft, Hawks general manager Wes Wilcox was asked if re-signing Horford was the teams top priority in free agency.Yes, certainly, Wilcox said.Wilcox was banking on the teams long relationship with Horford. Wilcox said last week the Hawks believe in the quality of our relationships that we have built over the years.The Hawks are believed to have made a last contract offer to Horford on Saturday, even though keeping the center would have meant making other moves to create space under tthe salary cap. Jaromir Jagr Jersey. After emphasizing wing players in last weeks NBA draft, Wilcox also emphasized that re-signing Kent Bazemore was a priority. The Hawks reached an agreement with Bazemore on Friday for a four-year, $70 million deal.Barring more moves, the Hawks new-look lineup will include Howard, power forward Paul Millsap, Bazemore, and new starting point guard Dennis Schroder.The Hawks traded another longtime starter, point guard Jeff Teague, to Indiana in a three-team deal last week. Atlanta received the No. 12 pick in the draft, used by Utah to select small forward Taurean Prince. The deal, including the Hawks rights to Prince, cannot be announced officially before the free-agent moratorium ends on Thursday.Prince, another first-rounder who plays on the wing, DeAndre Bembry, and veteran Thabo Sefolosha should join Bazemore and others to give coach Mike Budenholzer size and versatility.It is possible Millsap could be the only starter at the same position next season. Shooting guard Kyle Korvers scoring average fell off about three points per game to 9.2. At 35, Korver could move to a backup role which would allow Bazemore to shift to shooting guard -- where he started against Cleveland in the playoffs. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From ChinaCheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '

NASHVILLE, Tenn. Michael Roberts Jersey . -- Cleveland Browns cornerback Joe Haden will miss Sundays game against the Tennessee Titans after straining a groin muscle in practice on Thursday.Its the second game this season for which Haden has been sidelined after being injured in practice. He missed the game against the Dolphins in Week 3 with a separate groin injury.Injuries have dogged Haden this season and last.A year ago a hamstring shortened his preseason, and a broken finger and concussion cost him 11 games. He has missed 13 of the Browns past 22 games, including Sunday.With Haden out, undrafted free agent Briean Boddy-Calhoun moves into the starting lineup opposite Jamar Taylor. Ameer Abdullah Jersey . If ever they start actually putting pictures beside words in the dictionary, the Blue Jays left-handers mug will appear beside “Consistency. Teez Tabor Jersey . 10 Texas A&Ms offence dominated as usual against SMU. . -- Former San Diego Chargers safety Paul Oliver was found dead at his Atlanta-area home Tuesday night, and a medical examiner said Wednesday that the ex-player committed suicide.Should Super League introduce golden point extra-time? Unsavoury scenes for Salford and a binmans NRL debut also feature... 20 years of Super LeagueIt is exactly 20 years ago since almost 18,000 supporters attended the first ever Super League game between Paris St Germain and Sheffield Eagles. The switch to summer rugby started in style as Arnaud Cervellos brace clinched a famous victory for the Parisians. Leeds Rhinos chief executive Gary Hetherington looks back over 20 years of Super League That was about as good as it got for Paris, who finished second bottom of the Super League I table and dissolved in May 1997, but the competition itself has gone from strength to strength.The sport now enjoys more spectators and viewers on TV, said Leeds Rhinos chief executive Gary Hetherington, who was in charge of Sheffield Eagles for that opening game in Paris.There has been a big transformation both in the way the game is played and how it is seen by spectators, and all of those changes have been for the good. Phil Clarke brings you his top five Super League tries from round seven Of course, 20 years ago people were dreaming about Super League being played in Madrid and Barcelona and a whole range of European cities. That has never materialised and the Paris club only lasted two years, but they have been replaced by Catalans Dragons, who are one of the strongest clubs in the competition.The creation of Super League 20 years ago brought a lot of uncertainty to the game. Established clubs like Widnes, Hull and Hull KR werent part of the competition but they are now.The traditional clubs very much make up the Super League and the Championship is a very vibrant competition, as well as the community game below that. There has been a lot of advances in the sport and we have now got a lot of stability and structure, and a platform to move forward.Tune into Sky Sports 1 HD at 10.15pm on Tuesday March 29 for a special programme celebrating 20 years of Super League.Unsavoury scenes Watch the moment Salfords rugby league players stepped in to break up crowd violence during their win at Huddersfield It is a shame that Super Leagues 20th anniversary has been overshadowed by the trouble that marred Salfords victory at Huddersfield.Shortly after the Devils had beaten the Giants 26-24, photographs emerged on social media of some of Salfords players appearing to fight some of their own supporters in the away end of the ground.Pictures on Twitter showed winger Justin Carney and centre Junior Sau involved in heated exchanges, with one particular photo showing New Zealander Sau appearing to restrain a fan on the ground. Have a look at Barrie and Terrys favourite hits from Super Leagues Easter fixtures Marwann Koukash claims a child was hospitalised during the incident and although Salford issued a statement of apology, the owner has promised the strongest possible action against anyone found to have caused trouble. Calvin Johnson Jersey. The minority who caused the trouble, who I called thugs, will not be associated with our club or the sport, he said.We will make sure they never attend a rugby league game again.Smith slams schedule Tony Smith criticised the Easter weekend double-header claiming it leaves teams unprepared We were treated to 93 tries across the two rounds of Easter fixtures in Super League but the quick turnaround between games continues to divide opinion.Warrington head coach Tony Smith is not a fan. He believes two games in four days is unfair on players and the competition.Smiths Wolves side went in to the weekend unbeaten, their best start to a league campaign for 66 years, before opening up a two point lead at the top of the table with a Good Friday win over the Widnes Vikings. Speaking ahead of their Easter Monday clash with Hull FC, in which his side slipped to a dramatic 26-24 defeat against Hull, Smith voiced his opinions on the schedule stating that it left teams with no time to adequately prepare for the matches.Well watch some video of Hull but in terms of tactics and honing in specifically on things about Hull, you cant really do that he said. Thats why you often get poor-quality games on Mondays. You just cant do the preparation. The players cant lift themselves. Warringtons unbeaten start to the season was ended by Hull FC on Easter Monday We have got to get to the stage - and we say this every year - where we all decide we are going to have a home game this year and away the next year over Easter.When we do that, I think our players will survive better and we probably wont get as many injuries after the Easter period.Binman makes Roosters bow Garbage collector Eloni Vunakece made his Roosters debut on Saturday Trent Robinson called on a binman in a bid to end Sydney Roosters rubbish start to the season.Eloni Vunakece, who works full-time as a garbage collector, came off the bench against Manly on Saturday for his NRL bow.The 28-year-old Fiji international became one of the oldest players to make their first-grade debut, gaining 60 metres from five carries and making 15 tackles during his 26 minutes of action.It is pretty crazy when you think about it, said team-mate Dylan Napa. He goes to work as a garbo, gets up at quarter to four and goes to work then comes to training at nine, does his own warm up and slots right in. Then he will go to his night shift and do the same.Unfortunately for the Roosters, Vunakece was unable to prevent them from suffering a fourth successive defeat. They outscored the Sea Eagles by four tries to three but 10 points from the boot of Jamie Lyon saw Manly run out 22-20 victors.Golden point drama Anthony Milford leads the celebrations after kicking the winning field goal against the Cowboys Almost five months after their memorable Grand Final clash, North Queensland Cowboys and Brisbane Broncos were at it again on Friday as they served up another golden point thriller.Johnathan Thurston looked to have broken Brisbane hearts yet again when he crossed in the corner during overtime, but the try was ruled out for a knock-on in what has been the most controversial decision made by the video bunker so far.Anthony Milford slotted a 40-metre drop goal with seconds remaining in the first period to exact a small degree of revenge for the Broncos.Golden point has proved a hit in the NRL, producing some dramatic finishes. Should Super League follow suit?Change in fortunes Tom Gilmore cannot prevent Warrington winger Tom Lineham from scoring a try The action-packed Easter weekend saw a change in fortunes for the teams at both ends of the Super League table.After a superb start to their campaign, one that even drew comparisons with the story of Premier League front-runners Leicester City, Widnes fell to successive defeats against Warrington and St Helens, handing the top spot over to the Wolves, while also being leapfrogged by Wigan.At the other end of the table, Wakefield completed the Easter double over fellow strugglers Huddersfield and reigning champions Leeds to lift themselves off the basement and in to ninth, leaving the Giants languishing in bottom spot.Chris Chester could not have asked for a better start to his tenure as Wildcats coach and he will hope to build on those victories when Salford visit Belle Vue on Saturday, live on Sky Sports. 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DAYTON, Ohio -- Jaelan Sanford had a career-high 23 points, Jonathan Williams scored 22 and Toledo used a late surge to overcome Wright State 82-78 on Saturday night. Adrian Clayborn Jersey .The Rockets (2-1), who closed the game on a 17-6 run, took the lead for good at 77-76 on Williams 3-pointer with 1:07 left. Sanford and Williams each added a pair of free throws and Nate Navigato tacked on one more in the final minute.Mark Alstork had a career-best 39 points to lead Wright State (2-1). Alstork, who also had six rebounds and four assists, has scored at least 29 in each of the Raiders games this season.The Raiders took the lead with 8:39 left and extended to 72-65 at the end of a 9-4 spurt. Justin Mitchell added 15 points and Steven Davis added 11 for Wright StateSteve Taylor Jr. added 14 points for Toledo. Matt Schaub Jersey . Ashley Youngs cross was inadvertently headed by Chester into his own net in the 66th minute, allowing United to claim a third straight league win. "We had to dig deep with our fighting spirit and weve done that," United striker Wayne Rooney said. Brian Poole Jersey . The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the Lions have not announced the hiring, which was first reported by ESPN. Lombardi, the grandson of former Green Bay Hall of Fame coach Vince Lombardi, has been an offensive assistant on Sean Paytons New Orleans staff since 2007. . Speaking Thursday on TSN 1050 Thursday, the Leafs GM also touched on the questions surrounding the teams leadership and the struggles of his big-name free-agent signing. “Its not from lack of effort from the coaching staff. MARSEILLE, France -- Portugal likes to leave it late at this European Championship, whether Cristiano Ronaldo is having a good game or not.The Portuguese have been level after 90 minutes in every game this tournament, a run that continued Thursday as Ronaldo and his teammates drew 1-1 with Poland after extra time, before advancing to the semifinals with a 5-3 victory on penalties.With Ronaldo once again far from his best, two of the Real Madrid stars supporting cast stepped up.Eighteen-year-old Renato Sanches, Portugals youngest ever starter at a European Championship, scored the equalizer and took man-of-the-match honors with his smart movement and neat footwork.Then substitute Ricardo Quaresma struck the winning penalty in the shootout, five days after he scored an extra-time winner against Croatia in another late show by the Portuguese in the round of 16.Quaresma fired his spot-kick past Lukasz Fabianski to line up a match against either Wales or Belgium in Lyon on Wednesday, securing Portugals fourth semifinal at the last five European Championships.It was enormous pressure. I had an entire country in my hands, Quaresma said. I knew it was going to be a goal.Poland winger Jakub Blaszczykowski had come into the match at the Stade Velodrome as his teams top scorer. But he had a poor game and saw his penalty saved one-handed by Rui Patricio, allowing Quaresma to finish the job with the very next kick in front of a stand packed with Polish fans.Last week, Ronaldo had lived up to his star billing by scoring twice in a 3-3 draw with Hungary, with Portugal needing second half goals in its final group game to secure a place in the last 16. For Ronaldo, it was a rare moment of excellence at Euro 2016.On Thursday, he was back to squandering chances and misplacing his passes, leaving midfielder Sanches to step up and score Portugals equalizer in the first half. The teenager was his teams main attacking threat for much of the game.Its wonderful for the team, for me as well for scoring the goal, Sanches said. People criticize us, but we dont care because in the end were in the semis.Earlier, Poland striker Robert Lewandowski had put his team in front with the quickest goal of the tournament, scoring inside two minutes.Portugal right-back Cedric Soares misjudged a cross-field ball, allowing Kamil Grosicki to break into space on the left flank and send in a low cross for Lewandowski to convert with a first-time shot.Polands lead lasted until the 33rd minute, when Sanches lit up the game.The youngster, who has just been signed by Bayern Munich, cut in from the righht and passed to Nani, who sent it back immediately with a neat backheel. LaRoy Reynolds Jersey. . Sanches then unleashed a powerful shot from the edge of the area that took a deflection off Grzegorz Krychowiak on its way past the outstretched Fabianski.Despite becoming the third-youngest scorer in European Championship history, Sanches played down his goal, calling it simply a move that just turned out that way and I scored. He also volunteered to take a penalty in the shootout and scored with a confident strike into the top-left corner.The match might have been settled in regulation time if Ronaldo hadnt missed a golden opportunity in the 85th minute. He beat the Polish offside trap with a perfectly timed run, but completely missed the ball as he tried to convert a bouncing pass from Joao Moutinho.The Real Madrid star missed another good chance early in extra time when he failed to control the ball in front of goal. The errors meant he has yet to match Michel Platinis all-time record at European Championships of nine goals. However, Ronaldo did score with Portugals opening penalty of the shootout.After the game, Ronaldo threw away his captains armband in frustration.Defeat ends Polands best run at a European Championship.Its painful, Lewandowski said. Football is a very brutal competition.Poland had never won a game in its two previous appearances at European Championships and finished last in its group as a co-host of Euro 2012.Before the tournament, in Poland they didnt expect that wed get to the quarterfinals, Lewandowski added. We have played so defensively sometimes, but weve had a good result.Poland -- which conceded just two goals all tournament -- had chances to win the game in the second half, notably when Patricio stopped a diving header from Lewandowski.However, the Poles also came within centimeters of scoring an own-goal in the 81st when Pepes pass for Ronaldo was cut out by left-back Artur Jedrzejczyk, whose sliding challenge sent the ball narrowly wide of his own post.Midfielder William Carvalho has started the last three games for Portugal but will miss the semifinal thanks to a second booking of the tournament.Both teams face sanctions from UEFA for pyrotechnic use by their fans, while play was briefly stopped in extra time by a fan who ran onto the pitch before being overcome by police. 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ST. Adidas Bryan Trottier Jersey . PETERSBURG. Fla. -- Tampa Bay rookie Blake Snell is showing real promise but wasnt able to match Detroit ace Justin Verlander.Verlander allowed two runs and four hits in seven innings, and the Tigers won their fifth consecutive game by beating Snell and the Rays 3-2 on Saturday.Snell (1-3) gave up three runs, four hits, four walks and had four strikeouts over 5 1/3 innings in his fifth start.Weve still yet to see really the best of Blake, Rays manager Kevin Cash said. Hes giving us a chance to win, theres no doubt.Two walks by Snell set up the Tigers first run, which came on a Jose Iglesias second-inning single. His wild pitch in the sixth moved Justin Upton from second to third before Jarrod Saltalamacchia hit a sacrifice fly.Stuff that I need to work on, attack and be aggressive, Snell said. Its frustrating but Im definitely going to keep working on it.Verlander (8-6) struck out eight and walk one as he improved to 5-2 in eight starts at Tropicana Field. The right-hander was coming off a start Sunday in which he gave up eight runs in 4 2/3 innings of a 9-3 loss to Cleveland.We got beat by a really good pitcher that had really good stuff, Cash said. He attacked. He definitely made it tough.Justin Wilson pitched the eighth before Francisco Rodriguez got the final three out to get his 23rd save.The Tigers look to complete a four-game sweep Sunday against the reeling Rays, who lost for the 15th time in 17 games.After Ian Kinsler had a fifth-inning solo homer, Detroit took a 3-1 lead on Saltalamacchia sacrifice fly in the sixth.Logan Morrison pulled the Rays within 3-2 with a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the sixth.Iglesias put the Tigers ahead 1-0 on his RBI single in the second. Snell avoided further damage by getting a comeback from the hot-hitting Cameron Maybin with the bases loaded and two outs.I can see why they like him, Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said.Maybin, who entered on a seven-game hitting streak (14 for 28), was hitless in three at-bats.The Rays tied it at 1 in the fourth when Logan Forsythe singled, went to third on an errant pick-off throw by Verlander and scored on a sacrifice fly by Evan Longoria.Tampa Bays Steven Souza Jr. returned after missing 17 games due to a strained left hip and went 1 for 3. He was picked off first base by Verlander after a second-inning infield single.TRAINERS ROOMTigers: 1B Miguel Cabrera was rested. It was his first time out of the lineup since May 10.Rays: A decision on whether RHP Alex Cobb (Tommy John surgery) will start a rehab assignment or have one additional simulated game is expected to be announced after his bullpen session Sunday. ... LHP Jonny Venters, attempting to comeback from three Tommy John surgeries, has been placed on the disabled list at Class A Charlotte with an UCL injury and is talking with doctors about the next step. . CF Kevin Kiermaier (fractured left hand) hit off a tee.NASTY NUMBERSThe Rays current 2-15 stretch matches the worst 17-game run (June 26-July 15, 2007) in team history. . Tampa Bay (33-47) is a season-worst 14 games under .500.UP NEXTRays RHP Chris Archer (4-11), who leads the majors in losses, looks to end a four-start losing streak Sunday against Tigers RHP Mike Pelfrey (2-7). Adidas Ryan Strome Jersey . Carey Price didnt, but he still came out on top against one of his rivals for the No. 1 job at the Sochi Games. The Anahim Lake, B.C., native was stellar in making 39 saves in his home province and Lars Eller got credit for a bizarre short-handed winner as the Canadiens defeated the Canucks 4-1. Adidas Anders Lee Jersey . -- Running backs Darren McFadden and Rashad Jennings were back at practice for the Oakland Raiders on Wednesday despite being hampered by hamstring injuries. . Three came down to the fourth quarter while quarterbacks continued to shine in all four games; so important to the overall quality of the game. ENDICOTT, N.Y. -- Paul Goydos likes to say his golf game is two good rounds, then a mediocre one.Thats kind of all tournaments, not just here, he said before playing in the Dicks Sporting Goods Open.Last year, he did just that at En-Joie Golf Club, fading late while challenging for the lead and losing to Jeff Maggert by two shots.For one day at least, Goydos didnt follow that script. He shot a bogey-free 69 on Sunday to beat Wes Short Jr. (69) by two shots on a tricky day at En-Joie buffeted by gusting winds, finishing at 14-under 202 for his third career victory on the Champions Tour.My game is like a jack-in-the box, kind of keep spinning it and it pops up every once in a while, Goydos deadpanned afterward. There was no inkling that I was going to play well, other than the mythical law of averages. Things hadnt gone well, hadnt played well, my attitude was bad, so naturally I won.Qualifier Neal Lancaster (70) was alone in third at 11 under, while John Riegger (72) finished tied for fourth at 10 under with Joe Durant (68).Glen Day (69) and Kevin Sutherland (69) were another shot back in a tie for sixth.John Daly (73) was three shots behind to start and couldnt muster anything. He made bogey at the par-5 fifth hole and another at No. 9 to make the turn at 7 under, where he finished.First-round leader Scott Dunlap began the overcast day one shot off the lead and took himself out of contention with a disastrous second hole. Dunlap twice plunked shots into the greenside water hazard at the par 4, a 379-yard dogleg left, and carded a quintuple-bogey 9. He finished with a 75 to tie Daly.Goydos began play tied for the lead at 11 under with Riegger and was the steadiest of the leaders, carding eight pars and making birdie at the par-4 sixth hole while none of the others staged a threat in difficult conditions. A birdie at No. 10 dropped him to 13 under, three shots ahead of Riegger, Short and Lancaster.Riegger, who played the first two rounds without making bogey, had his streak end with a bogey on Sundays opening hole. Adidas Thomas Greiss Jersey. He had another at the par-3 fourth hole after having recovered with a pretty fairway chip for eagle at the par-5 No. 3, but another bogey at No. 10 dropped him to 10 under in a three-way tie for second.Rieggers strength over the first two rounds had been his play at the generous par-5s, having gone 7 under, and his streak of excellence on the holes continued on the back side. At the par-5 No. 12, he notched his second straight eagle at the hole to move within a shot of Goydos.Despite another bogey at No. 14, Riegger was still within striking distance at No. 16 and rallied once more. He drove the trees right at the short par 4 but rallied for birdie. Unfazed, Goydos, who played it safe on the hole by laying up short of the elevated green thats guarded by a handful of bunkers, matched Rieggers birdie to maintain his two-shot edge.I mean, John couldnt have hit a better putt, Goydos said. He hit that putt and Im like, `Wow! I was very happy with the way I kind of didnt rush it. 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CLEVELAND -- Surrounded by his teammates in the locker room, James Harrison accepted the game ball as his eyes flooded with tears. Red Adidas NEO Shoes .On a special day for Pittsburghs pulverizing linebacker, there was something was missing and Harrison struggled to harness his emotions.I was thinking about my father, and how hes not here for it, Harrison said.The 38-year-old Harrison became the Steelers career sacks leader on Sunday as Pittsburgh recorded eight sacks and pounded the Cleveland Browns 24-9 to end a four-game losing streak.For Harrison, the milestone was somewhat bittersweet since it came in the same year that he lost his father, James Sr., who died in May at the age of 76.Harrison has kept his fathers passing mostly private, but honored him by posting photos on Instagram of him and his dad fishing together.Following the game, the Steelers paid tribute to the five-time Pro Bowler, who has helped them win two Super Bowls.Except for one season, Harrison has been with the Steelers since 2002, and his presence has kept Pittsburghs defense among the NFLs hardest-hitting, most-feared units.With Cleveland driving toward a possible touchdown, Harrison sacked Browns rookie quarterback Cody Kessler for a 5-yard loss.Starting on the right side, Harrison looped around the edge and then overpowered rookie guard Spencer Drango, who had no chance and was driven backward before Kessler was brought down.It was vintage Harrison -- brutal and effective.The sack gave him 77+ sacks, moving Harrison past Jason Gildon (77) for the most in Pittsburghs storied history.It feels good, Harrison said of the record. It feels a lot better to get a win to stop this losing skid that we were on.Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, who has been around nearly as long as Harrison has, was excited to see his teammate set the mark.I wish he would have gotten it at home, but thats about the only regret I have for him is that he couldnt be recognized at home because he deserves that as one of the best Ive ever seen, Roethlisberger said. Im glad hes on my side. We all respect him a lot and were all happy for him.Harrison came in with just two sacks this season, both coming in a loss to Baltimore two weeks ago. Last week, Harrison found himself on the sideline during Dallas final two drives, both ending with touchdown runs by rookie Ezekiel Elliott.Coach Mike Tomlin moved him ahead of Jarvis Jones on the depth chart, and Harrison came through the way he always has.James has been that type of guy for us, Tomlin said. Usually we make decisions with him with a global perspective. Wanting him to be a part of this thing not only today, but for the remainder of the season and for `fork in the road type weeks. What are we preserving him for? Thats why we played him today in the manner in which we did.I see him every day so Im less amazed by him. Maybe I should be amazed by it, but we know that his production is not haphazard. Its not something mystical. He works extremely hard and does so on a daily basis.Harrison helped set the tone for Pittsburghs defense, which held the Browns to 33 yards rushing and 209 overall -- 126 coming in the fourth quarter when the Steelers were not rushing as much.Everybody took responsibility to do their job and what I call play selfish, Harrison said. Do your job and let your teammate do his job. And Im not saying selfish in the way of me, me, me. 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ST. black nike free shoes . LOUIS -- A much-maligned St. Louis Cardinals defense stepped up, and Adam Wainwright kept them busy.Wainwright pitched seven innings, Kolten Wong had a two-run triple and St. Louis turned four double plays in a 3-0 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday.We played great, Wainwright said. Our guys made the plays when they needed to and swung the bats when they needed to.The Cardinals lead the majors with 64 errors. But they played a clean game against the Brewers, including double plays in the fourth, fifth and sixth for Wainwright.Jonathan Broxton got three outs and Seung Hwan Oh, a longtime closer in Japan and Korea, finished the seven-hitter for his first career save. Manager Mike Matheny removed Trevor Rosenthal from the closer role about a week ago.Whether its a young guy coming in or a more experienced pitcher, its nice to have a little more of a cushion, Matheny said.St. Louis improved to 6-2 against Milwaukee and goes for a three-game series sweep on Sunday.Milwaukee is 13-25 on the road and has lost 27 of its last 40 against the Cardinals. The Brewers have been shut out five times this season, three times by St. Louis.I dont know if I can speak for everybody but I know Im frustrated with every loss, Brewers starter Jimmy Nelson said. I dont care if its against a Pee Wee team or against the best team in the world.Wong made his first start at second base since June 4, replacing Matt Carpenter when the two-time All-Star took the day off to attend to a death in the family. Wong had been playing the outfield since being recalled from the minors and Matheny said thats where hell be when Carpenter returns.I definitely see second base as my position and I know Ill be back there soon, Wong said. Its just now how this team is rolling Im just trying to get in the lineup wherever I can.Wongs drive eluded right fielder Ramon Flores bid for a diving catch in the third. Greg Garcia followed with a bunt hit on the squeeze on Nelson (5-7).Wong has nine RBI on the year in 165 at-bats.I havent been driving the ball at all this year, so its been tough, Wong said. I love the feeling of driving in runs and driving the ball.The Brewers had a hit every inning against Wainwright (7-5), but had two runners just once in the fifth. Wainwright lowered his ERA to 4.70, shaking off a rough outing in which he surrendered six runs in five innings at Kansas City.Wainwright made his first appearance against Milwaukee since April 25, 2015, when he ruptured his left Achilles.Nelson allowed two earned runs in six innings. He is 0-6 in seven games, all but one of them starts, against the Cardinals.Nelson, Marco Estrada and Jordan Zimmermann are the only active pitchers with five career decisions against St. Louis and zero wins.I mean, thats in the past, Nelson said. This is the first time Ive thrown against them this year. Im different than I was last year.The start was delayed 92 minutes by rain.BIG DCardinals center fielder Tommy Pham made a nice catch on Chris Carters drive to the warning track in the sixth.MILESTONES MADECardinals catcher Yadier Molina got a standing ovation for his 1,500th hit, a single in the fourth. 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ST. Under Armour Outlet . LOUIS --?Cardinals All-Star Matt Carpenter had to leave Wednesday nights game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in the third inning with an injury to his right oblique muscle.Carpenter, who was sent to an area hospital for further evaluation, was injured after trying to check his swing.Carpenter was undergoing an MRI postgame and was unavailable for comment following the game, a 7-5 loss. The team was preparing for the likelihood of putting Carpenter on the disabled list and calling up a bench player from Triple-A Memphis.Without offering a prognosis, manager Mike Matheny said he had a high level of concern.Cardinals outfielder?Tommy Pham?injured his oblique muscle on Opening Day and missed a little over a month.Ive felt that injury. Ive seen it, Matheny said. It can be tough, but were not going to make any conclusions until we hear from the people who know what theyre talking about.Carpenter, who was named to the All-Star team by NL manager Terry Collins on Tuesday, clutched his right side and shook his head after trying to check a swing on a 3-and-1 pitch from Jeff Locke. He was examined briefly on the field by a medical trainer before walking off with the trainer and manager Mike Matheny. He was replaced by Kolten Wong, who inherited a 3-and-2 count and popped out on the next pitch.A three-time All-Star, Carpenter leads the National League with a .991 OPS. He suffered a similar injury in 2012 and was forced to miss a month of action with a strained right side.If Carpenter is unable to play in Tuesdays All-Star Game, possibilities to replace him are San Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford and Cardinals shortstop Aledmys Diaz, who hit his 12th home run one batter after Carpenter left the game.The Cardinals infield is becoming rapidly depleted. Third baseman Jhonny Peralta left Tuesdays game and was unavailable to play Wednesday because of discomfort in the same left thumb he had surgery on in March. The Cardinals are hopeful Peralta can return to play Thursday or Friday.Additionally, first baseman/outfielder?Brandon Moss?went on the disabled list Tuesday with a sprained ankle.The team also put backup catcher Brayan Pena on the DL before Wednesdays game because of inflammation in his surgically repaired left knee. The Cardinals purchased the contract of catcher Alberto Rosario from Triple-A Memphis. Under Armour Online . Here are his mid-season NBA awards.  MVP: (KEVIN DURANT-Thunder) - Has been sensational this season and more importantly, the most consistent player in the league. Considering that his team has been without star guard Russell Westbrook and with the free agent departure of sharpshooter Kevin Martin, hes had to carry the majority of the load to not only keep his team afloat but more importantly, at an elite level. Clearance Under Armour .C. -- Kemba Walker and the Charlotte Bobcats got off to a fast start, and the Sacramento Kings were never quite able to catch up. . LOUIS -- Cardinals cleanup hitter Allen Craig says hes recovered from a foot injury and ready to be put on St. Over the next two weeks, Insider is assessing the stability of the coaching situation for each team in the top 10 leagues in college basketball. The ACC iis up first. Cheap Under Armour ShoesCheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '

NASHVILLE, Tenn. Nike Air Max Classic BW Sale . -- Will Muschamp had no worries about sending Elliott Fry out for the longest field goal of his career. Even though this was the coachs first game with South Carolina, he had seen the kicker connect repeatedly in clutch situations.Fry kicked a career-long 55-yard field goal with 35 seconds left, and the South Carolina Gamecocks rallied from a 10-point halftime deficit to beat Vanderbilt 13-10 Thursday night in Muschamps debut as head coach.I had total confidence, Muschamp said.So did senior quarterback Perry Orth.Ive been here the same amount of time as Elliott, Orth said. Ive seen him make those in practice. Hes made a few clutch kicks in games. I knew if we got the ball close to the 35 and in, wed have a chance.Muschamp started Orth at quarterback and also played freshman Brandon McIlwain. But it was Orth who went back into the game in the third quarter and threw for 152 yards rallying the Gamecocks to their eighth straight victory over Vanderbilt in the Southeastern Conference opener for both teams.Vanderbilt now is 0-3 in season openers under coach Derek Mason, though his Commodores did manage to score an offensive touchdown in the first half. But Tommy Openshaw missed a 45-yard field goal wide left with 3:44 left, and Vandy turned it over on downs with 14 seconds left.Every decision we made will be questioned, Mason said. The bottom line is we didnt win this game. Now we have to get back to next week and play MTSU.Fry also kicked a 48-yard field goal in the third quarter, and Deebo Samuel atoned for a fumbled punt in the first quarter by scoring an 8-yard TD on an end-around with 7:30 left. Fry had total confidence he could connect from 55 after barely coming up short from 62 in warmups.I knew I could hit it, said Fry, whose previous long was 52 yards.TAKEAWAYSSouth Carolina: The second half was a complete turnaround from the first with the Gamecocks nearly pinning themselves deep on the opening kickoff before officials ruled the returner had knelt down for the touchback. McIlwain took over at the beginning of the second quarter after Orth managed 23 yards of offense in the first.Muschamp said the plan coming in had been to get McIlwain into the game early. But McIlwain lost a fumble, so the coach went back to Orth. The senior was 6 of 8 for 117 yards in the second half as the Gamecocks gained 220 yards on offense.Vanderbilt: The Commodores got their hands on lots of passes defensively but couldnt pick off even one despite that being an area of focus this season. They forced two fumbles but couldnt get off the field in the second half.COOPERS REPLACEMENT: The Gamecocks might have been wondering who would replace Pharoh Cooper, now with the Los Angeles Rams in the NFL. Freshman Bryan Edwards did his best to step up, pulling in catch after catch. His best was a 43-yarder, and he finished with eight receptions for 101 yards in his first game. Hes that kind of talent, and hes going to be huge for us the rest of the season, Orth said.QB ISSUESSouth Carolina knew it had questions at quarterback with Muschamp unable to pick between his trio. Mason had said repeatedly before the opener that Kyle Shurmur was his starter with Wade Freebeck the backup. But Vandy brought in Freebeck the drive after the Commodores scored a TD to go up 10-0. Freebeck was in for two consecutive drives and managed 1 yard over six plays. The switch had fans wondering what happened and was reminiscent of quarterback struggles in recent years.It was predetermined, Mason said. We needed to get Wade a series or two ... Kyle needed to find more rhythm. He didnt have rhythm. We needed to make some plays. We wanted to find momentum.UP NEXTSouth Carolina: The Gamecocks visit Mississippi State, a team theyve beaten seven straight games, on Sept. 10.Vanderbilt: The Commodores host Middle Tennessee looking for a second straight victory over a school 40 miles away. MTSU won three straight before Vanderbilt ended that skid a year ago. Nike Air Max BW Mens . A statement from the worlds top-ranked player says all checks "were satisfactory and showed positive evolution" regarding the injury, which contributed to his loss to Stanislas Wawrinka in the final in Melbourne. Nike Air Max Classic BW . "We have always prided ourselves on the way we play defence. Having two big pieces back is going to be a key for us moving forward for years to come," said Knighthawks head coach Mike Hasen. . Ryan Garbutt had a goal and two assists as Dallas snapped a six-game losing streak with a 5-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday night. The Indians are the 9th team to win a best-of-7 ALCS in 5 games. Seven of the previous 8 won the World Series 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 ' ' '

Former South African wicket-keeper Mark Boucher has been appointed head coach of the Titans franchise for the next two years. Cheap Golden Knights Jerseys . Boucher, whose career ended with an eye injury in 2012, replaced Rob Walter, who left the franchise to join New Zealands Otago Volts.Boucher, who has a Level 2 coaching qualification, has not coached before but joined South Africa as a consultant ahead of the ongoing Test series against New Zealand. Boucher worked with the side for three days, with a focus on Quinton de Kocks glovework and the lower-order batting. Boucher will also be with the South African squad for their preparation ahead of the second Test in Centurion, his new home ground.I am stoked by the opportunity to get back into domestic cricket. 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The serve clock expired a number of times in various matches, with no penalty levied.Were not changing the rules, USTA chief executive for professional tennis Stacey Allaster wrote in a news release. But we are testing the technology and getting the players and umpires used to it.The debate over whether the game needs a serve clock to keep matches moving at a fan-friendly pace became a serious issue circa 2010, at about the time that Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic engaged in the epic duels that marked the height of their rivalry.Nadal was by no means the only ATP star to take an unusually long time between points, whether serving or receiving, but his pace was the most glacial. His habit rubbed off on some of his peers. Along the way, the slow players also violated the basic if rarely cited rule that the game proceeds at the servers pace.In November 2012, the ATP board of directors voted to alter the enforcement regimen for their existing 25-second rule. It amounted to a crackdown on slow players, with a warning for a first offense and a fault (for a server) or loss of a point (for a receiver) for all subsequent offenses. Nadal, who often took 25 or 30 seconds to recover after long points, termed the new rule and the ATPs emphasis on enforcement a disaster.The ITF has a slightly different rule. It calls for just 20 second between points but allows chair umpires discretion to apply or ignore the rule. The US Open is an ITF-affiliated event.Allaster, the former CEO of the WTA Tour, tried to get the serve clock ball rolling when she was at the helm of that organization. But she had little support from her constituents. She is finding a more receptive audience at the USTA, which has a history of innovation.Among other things, the US Open was the first tournament to embrace the final-set tiebreaker, and it also introduced Hawkeye line-calling technology.Youve got to think maybe [the USTA is] headed in that direction of having a clock, Lew Breewer, the tournament director of the junior tournament, told ESPN. Golden Knights Jerseys From China. com. They tend to try out lots of new things [like no-ad scoring and no-let serves] on juniors and college players.Progressive administrators and fans are thrilled with the idea of an NBA-style shot clock standing prominently right on the court, like the serve-speed clock. However, the serve clock Sunday was a disappointment to them, as it was incorporated into the main scoreboard.Most players had no trouble staying within the 20-second time limit, but a number of interested parties noticed that there was often a lag of five seconds -- or longer -- between the end of one point and the start of the serve clock.Brewer was surprised to hear that. He said the process is designed to be automatic. The serve clock is synched with the scoring device; the countdown is supposed to start as soon as the chair umpire records a point on his tablet. The umpire does have a separate button at his disposal that stops the clock in the event some extraneous event (such as a paper cup blowing onto the court) causes a delay.Brewer stressed that the chair umpire remains in control of tracking the time and can determine when to start -- or halt -- the clock. An umpire can do that simply by delaying the input of the score. That may explain the lag. Keep in mind that this is all meant to be experimental and educational, not punitive, he added.Sofia Kenin, a Floridian seeded No. 8 in the junior girls singles, won her opening match on Court 17 under the watchful eye of the serve clock. She said afterward that, like all juniors, she had been told to be aware of the clock and try to go faster when serving.At times during her match, she found herself glancing at the clock while waiting to return because she likes to play at a brisk pace.If youre losing, you want to take your time. So now you constantly have to think of the clock. Thats the downside, Kenin said. Its good not to give them too much time when theyre losing, but at the same time, Id like more time when Im losing.Catching herself, Kenin laughed.For now, though, it wont make much difference one way or another. 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