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We are a little more than two weeks from the final College Football Playoff rankings and the semifinal announcements.Dinich projects the committees top sixTen of the committees top 11 teams won this week, the exception being Louisville, so there shouldnt be too much of a shakeup in the top six. Michigan might drop because of a lackluster passing game under John OKorn, and Oklahoma still has some work to do. Heres an updated projection of what the committee might do:1. Alabama2. Ohio State3. Clemson4. Michigan5. Washington6. WisconsinSooners still have work to doThe easiest declaration in the Big 12 is that West Virginia is out, done, kaput. Its more complicated with Oklahoma, which earned its first statement win -- and got it in Morgantown. The Sooners still need help, though -- lots of it -- because of a résumé that has just one win against a top 25 team and just three wins against teams with record above .500 (Kansas State, Baylor and now West Virginia). Five of OUs nine wins have come against teams with at least six losses.So what has to happen?OU first needs to beat Oklahoma State on Dec. 3. The Sooners would increase their legitimacy in the debate if Michigan loses, because if the Wolverines win out and win the Big Ten, youre looking at a top four that starts with Alabama, Clemson and Michigan. The debate would then boil down to Oklahoma and Washington. Thats why if Washington loses, it also helps, because Oklahoma might have a better chance when evaluated against a two-loss Colorado Pac-12 champ. Oklahoma could also make a case against a two-loss Penn State team, but would likely lose that résumé test, too, because Penn States win over No. 2 Ohio State still trumps anything the Sooners have done. OU isnt done yet, but it remains a long shot in the big picture.Pac-12 takes playoff hitThe entire Pac-12 took a hit when both No. 12 Utah and No. 22 Washington State lost. Utahs loss hurts Washingtons résumé, as a road win against Utah is the Huskies best win. With Washington States loss, its possible the Cougars drop out of the CFP top 25 entirely. Thats not good for Washington, which needs as many ranked opponents as it can get down the stretch. In spite of the loss to Colorado, Washington State can win the North if it wins the Apple Cup. That would leave Colorado as the leagues best shot at the CFP, but it would be playing a team it already beat in the conference championship game. The better scenario for Colorado is for Washington to win the North.Michigan wins OKorns debut, but tougher challenge awaitsThis was the selection committees first chance to see if Michigan looks like a top-four team with backup quarterback John OKorn, and in spite of the win over Indiana, that remains debatable. Michigans passing game struggled immensely, as OKorn completed just seven of 16 passes for 59 yards, and the Wolverines put the game in the hands of DeVeon Smith, who had 158 yards and two touchdowns. Michigan cant remain one-dimensional at Ohio State next week or in the Big Ten championship game, should it win the East. That is enough to give the committee pause, and it could drop Michigan to the No. 4 spot behind Clemson this week. The Wolverines should stay in the top four, however, thanks to wins over Colorado, Penn State and Wisconsin. Ohio State should remain ranked ahead of Michigan, partly because the Buckeyes have a better loss (to a ranked Penn State team) than the Wolverines loss to Iowa. It should be noted in the committee meeting room, though, that Michigan and Ohio State both played in East Lansing, and the Wolverines won in more impressive fashion.Ohio State wobbles but keeps playoff hopes aliveNo. 2 Ohio State escaped East Lansing with a 17-16 win and should remain in the committees top four, but such a close game against a 3-7 team opens the door to debate whether the Buckeyes are the No. 2 team in the country. The close win also calls into question whether the Buckeyes would deserve to stay in the top four without winning the Big Ten East division. Remember, in order for a team that doesnt win its conference championship to go to a semifinal, it must unequivocally be one of the four best teams in the country. There must be no doubt among the 12 committee members that Ohio State is better than another Power 5 conference champion. For much of the game Saturday, there was doubt as to whether the Buckeyes are better than Michigan State.Also in the Big Ten, Wisconsin trounced Purdue 49-20 but needed Nebraska (and Minnesota) to lose to clinch the Big Tens West division. The Huskers thoroughly beat the Terps, so the Badgers celebration must remain on hold, though they should remain the Big Tens top two-loss team.Gundy states his case for Oklahoma StateThe No. 11 Cowboys beat TCU 31-6 to improve to 9-2 and set up a potentially monumental Bedlam showdown with Oklahoma on Dec. 3. But coach Mike Gundy isnt looking at his team as a 9-2 squad. To him, its 10-1.After the TCU win, Gundy reflected on his teams?controversial Week 2 loss to Central Michigan, in which on-field and replay officials admitted to an error that prolonged the game and allowed the Chippewas to complete a last-second Hail Mary.Nobody will ever convince me that we didnt get the win, Gundy said.CFP selection committee chair Kirby Hocutt has said his group is considering the game a loss for the Cowboys, but Gundy isnt sure they feel that way.I know Kirby had mentioned that the committee feels a certain way about that game, Gundy said. I think Kirbys playing poker and that they see us as a 10-win team. Thats just my opinion.Playoff impact gamesNo. 2 Ohio State 17, Michigan State 16No. 7 Wisconsin 49, Purdue 20No. 11 Oklahoma State 31, TCU 6No. 3 Michigan 20, Indiana 10No. 4 Clemson 35, Wake Forest 13No. 1 Alabama 31, Chattanooga 3No. 8 Penn State 39, Rutgers 0No. 9 Oklahoma 56, No. 14 West Virginia 28What Louisvilles loss meansAfter a wild Saturday filled with upsets, the ripple effect in the College Football Playoff continued Thursday, when No. 5 Louisville was thoroughly outplayed by Houston in a 36-10 loss that sent reverberations throughout the selection committees Top 25. Its hard to envision a scenario where the Cardinals can get back into playoff contention.To read more about how the Cardinals loss affected the playoff, click here.Power 5 conference championship scenarios Adidas Shoes Clearance . 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GREELEY, Colo. Air Jordan Retro 11 Cheap . -- Jordan Davis scored 22 points and added seven assists and six rebounds and Northern Colorado used a strong first half to overpower Division II Colorado Christian 94-73 on Wednesday night.Chaz Glotta hit four 3-pointers and scored 18 points and Ibrahim Sylla added 12 points and nine boards for the Bears (1-1), who grabbed 18 offensive rebounds and held a 55-40 advantage overall on the glass.Dimitri Saliba scored 14 points and Ty Neff added 11 to lead Colorado Christian, who was held to 36.7 percent shooting and 6 of 21 from behind the arc.The Bears trailed 21-13 midway through the opening period, but closed on a 37-8 scoring stretch over the final 11 minutes to take a 50-29 lead into the locker room. Davis scored seven straight points to start the run and Glotta hit two at the line to give Northern Colorado the lead. Nike Air Jordan 11 Retro Mens . P.A. 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But the Steelers were quick to defend their backup quarterback following the 17-0 loss.Some of it was good plays by them and some of it was negligence by us, whether its route-running or throwing, Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said. I understand that it falls under his stat line, but those are unit plays.Second-year wide receiver Sammie Coates took the blame for Jones first interception. It happened on the opening play of the Steelers second drive when Nolan Carroll stepped in front of a pass intended for Coates and returned the interception 38 yards for a score.I shouldve come off that ball harder, Coates said. It was all my fault. Not on the quarterback at all.The second interception came at the end of a lengthy drive that saw Jones march the Steelers to the Philadelphia 8-yard line. Jones moved the Steelers 71 yards in 14 plays, picking up two third downs along the way before a Cobi Hamilton fade was broken up by Leodis McKelvin and intercepted by Malcolm Jenkins.It was a real good throw, Hamilton said. He couldnt put it any better. I just have to go up and make the play.It was a similar story on the third interception. Jones moved the Steelers 60 yards on 10 plays, converting two more third downs, but another pass intended for Coates was picked off in the end zone by Aaron Grymes.I didnt jump or do anything, Coates said. When the quarterback gives you a chance to go up and get the ball, you have to make the play.Jones absorbed a heavy hit and released a wobbly throw on the fourtth interception, an easy one for Jaylen Watkins, who camped under the throw. Retro Jordans 11 For Sale. Jones finished the game 12 of 20 for 111 yards with his four turnovers.You cant ever find comfort in those things, Jones said. It was probably as bad as it looked out there. You want to go out there and put your best foot forward and play the way you know youre capable of playing.Jones, the Steelers 2013 fourth-round pick, took the bulk of the snaps last season when the Steelers played five preseason games. It was largely inconsistent at times, as the former Oklahoma standout mixed good and bad on the practice field with several up-and-down gameday showings.But the extended preseason prepared Jones for his first meaningful regular-season action last season, as he filled in when starter Ben Roethlisberger missed time with a sprained MCL and bruised tibia. 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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. Adidas Outdoor Shoes For Sale . -- The dozens of floral arrangements surrounding Pat Summitts statue showed the respect for the coach and the love she received around Tennessees campus.Summitt died Tuesday morning at the age of 64, five years after announcing she had early-onset dementia, Alzheimers type, a disease that prematurely ended a womens basketball coaching career in which she led the Lady Volunteers to eight national titles and won a Division I-record 1,098 games. The news created a somber atmosphere on Tennessees campus as fans gathered at Pat Summitt Plaza, the home of a statue of the coach standing and smiling rather than wearing her trademark glare.Amy Palmer of Knoxville said its like weve lost a family member after joining the dozens of fans who signed a We (Heart) Pat sign that was taped to the wall behind Summitts statue.Its very solemn, Palmer said. Theres just a hush. Theres a different air. I think it will always be that way. It will never be the same, ever.Over the course of the day, hundreds of fans visited the plaza featuring the 8-foot, 7-inch bronze statue of Summitt, which reflects the steely resolve she showed in building the Tennessee womens basketball program and leading the fight against Alzheimers disease. Notes, balloons and even a couple of basketballs were placed alongside flowers at the foot of the statue.Its amazing when I came in, how many people were here honoring her at the statue, said Tennessee womens basketball coach Holly Warlick, who played for Summitt and worked as an assistant on her staff for 27 seasons before replacing her. Theyre not basketball players. Theyre just normal people wanting to pay their respects. ... What a great tribute for her.Sandy Sutton of Louisville, Tennessee, picked some Easter lilies from her yard and left them at the feet of Summitts statue. She noted the flowers were just like Pat -- homegrown, a nod to the coachs status as a Tennessee native.Im probably going to cry all day today, Sutton said. She was an outstanding Tennessean. Everything about her just brought inspiration to all of us.Tennessee Waltz was played at campus landmark Ayres Hall at 8 p.m. in honor of Summitts eight national titles.As fans gathered in the plaza, numerous school officials gave emotional press conferences while offering their memories of Summitt across the street at the campus studio. Warlick and athletic director Dave Hart choked up on multiple occasions as they discussed what Summitt had meant to them.No other coach has ever impacted a sport the way she impacted womens basketball, Hart said.People around campus said Summitts loss was evident as soon as the news came out that she had died.Shes a part of all of us, from the custodian (to) the teachers, the professors and the kids, said Samuel Henry, a Knoxville custodial worker who used to shine the floors of the Thompson-Boling Arena basketball court that bears Summitts name.Joan Cronan, Tennessee womens athletic director for much of Summitts tenure, got the news early Tuesday morning and immediately planned to leave her home and head to where the coach had been staying. Then she realized she hadnt made her bed yet.Pat always taught discipline, Cronan said. I remember at the first day of camp, she would ask all the campers, `Did you make your bed this morning? Guess who went back and made their bed this morning. I did.The mourning around town wasnt restricted to Tennessees campus.Knoxville mayor Madeline Rogero announced on Twitter that the lights on the Henley Bridge in downtown Knoxville would be switched to the Lady Vols colors of orange, white and blue in remembrance of coach Summitts deep devotion to Knoxville.Dana Hart, the president of the Womens Basketball Hall of Fame in Knoxville, said the facility had about six times more visitors than they get on a typical summer Tuesday. Summitt played a major role in bringing the Hall of Fame to Knoxville.We always say without Pat Summitt, the Hall of Fame wouldnt be here and there may not even have been a Hall of Fame, Dana Hart said. Kids Adidas Outdoor Shoes . Rousey will put her perfect 8-0 record and hardware on the line against another undefeated fighter, 7-0 Sara McMann in the main event of UFC 170, which will be held at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas Nevada on February 22nd. Wholesale Adidas Outdoor Shoes . 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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera said he will err on the side of caution when deciding whether Pro Bowl middle linebacker Luke Kuechly plays in the final two games.Kuechly was inactive for Monday nights win at Washington even though the 2013 NFL Defensive Player of the Year was cleared from the concussion protocol two days earlier.Rivera said he still hasnt made a final decision on whether Kuechly will play Saturday against?Atlanta?and the following week at?Tampa Bay.Kuechlys thoughts will be a factor, and he has made it clear he wants to play.With Carolina (6-8) all but eliminated from playoff contention, Rivera appears to be leaning toward sitting Kuechly for the long-term health of his defensive leader.Kuechly missed three games with a concussion last season and was in the concussion protocol for three more games this season before being cleared Saturday. 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FORT ERIE, Ont. Nike Air Max Womens Sale Orange . -- Racing fifth through a half mile, jockey Miguel Mena knew Uncaptured had the $500,000 Prince of Wales Stakes in the bag. Canadas reigning horse of the year came from fifth to overtake River Seven in deep stretch for an impressive one-length win in the second leg of Canadian thoroughbred racings Triple Crown on Tuesday night at Fort Erie Racetrack. "I rode him like a good horse with confidence," Mena said. "I waited and waited and said I was going to wait as long as I could. "I just got to the half-mile pole and he grabbed the bit and I said, Its over. When I got to the outside, I mean, he was flying." Uncaptured, the prohibitive 2/5 favourite made a five-wide bid on the final turn and simply took off. The three-year-old son of 04 Kentucky Derby runner-up Lion Heart effortlessly tracked down leader River Seven and stormed into the lead at the 1/16ths pole and cruised to his first win as a three year old. "He ran by us like we were standing," Steve Bahen, the jockey for third-place finisher Niigons Glory, said of Uncaptured. "Hes a nice horse and thats why he was horse of the year." Uncaptured broke from the gate in second but fell back to fifth in the six-horse field. He stayed there through three-quarters of a mile before finishing the 1 3/16-mile race in 1:55.49 on a fast dirt track for the $300,000 winners share. "He was galloping behind those four horses just waiting for me to ask him," Mena said. "Hes such a cool horse, he doesnt worry. "If you put him on the bit he grabs it. If you sit on him, hell do whatever you want." Trainer Mark Casse won this race for the second straight year -- he did so in 2012 with Dixie Strike -- and third overall after doing so in 09 with Gallant. But Casse, Canadas top conditioner five times, said this victory was an anxious one. "I was very surprised, I was shocked," Casse said of Uncaptureds trip. "Going down the backside I kept saying to myself, He really likes the dirt. "Miguel lets him go along, then he picks him up and then (Uncaptured) takes off. Im like, Im hoping thats what hes doing." River Seven held on for second with Niigons Glory taking third. Jagger M, Power Phil and Rackman rounded out the six-horse field. "We were really pressed into the second turn," said Eurico Rosa da Silva, River Sevens jockey. "But my horse ran very bravely and ran a good race." Dynamic Sky and filly Spring in the Air, both also Casse horses, were late scratches. Casse had entered four horses in the race -- fourth-place Jagger M was the other. He has endured much criticism for entering multiple horses into events but Casse said the Prince of Wales race was a prime example of how quickly fortunes can turn in horse racing. "In no way, shape or form am I entering horses trying to show off," he said. "Ive been doing this 34 years and everything is possible so I just try to cover my tracks. "Its better to be in the race wanting to scratch than be outside wanting to be in it. I had every intention of running Dynamic Sky as well as Uncaptured and (Saturday) morning (Dynamic Sky) trained and came back and was lame." Uncaptured began the year as a legitimate 13 Kentucky Derby contender but earned his first win of the season in five starts. Three times he had to settle for second, including his last start, the $100,000 Matt Winn Stakes on June 15 at Kentuckys Churchill Downs when he was edged by Code West in the 1 1/16-mile dirt event. Uncaptured was Canadian thoroughbred racings top horse and champion two-year-old male in 12 after winning six-of-seven starts, including five stakes events. The lone blemish was a fifth-place finish as the 2/5 favourite in the Grade 3 $224,800 Grey Stakes won by River Seven on Woodbines polytrack. Uncaptured continued his impressive run on dirt, earning his third win in four races on the surface, with the other decision being a second. Overall, he earned his seventh victory in 12 career starts and boosted his lifetime earnings to $960,000. Queens Plate winner Midnight Aria didnt run Tuesday night, leaving Wando as the last Triple Crown champion in 2003. The final Triple Crown race is the $500,000 Breeders Stakes, a 1 1/2-mile turf event Aug. 18 at Torontos Woodbine Racetrack. And Casse said Uncaptured will definitely skip that event. "No, he likes the dirt," Casse said. "Dynamic Sky was better (Tuesday morning) so Im hoping he can make the Breeders." For the second straight year, a cloud of uncertainty hangs over Fort Erie Racetrack. Racing at the 116-year-old facility was only made possible after a one-year transitional funding agreement with the Ontario government. The situation for 2014 remains unclear, thus creating more doubt regarding the Prince of Wales future at the venerable track. 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INDIANAPOLIS -- Kyle Busch set a NASCAR standard in winning one of the biggest races of the year in the only way fitting for Busch.He stunk up the show.The driver that many NASCAR fans love to hate pummeled their favorite drivers once again Sunday in capturing the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. He led the final 109 laps, and 149 of the 170 overall.I felt pretty good to be up front and obviously youve got to do everything in your power to not screw it up, Busch said.I can imagine if I would have ... beaten one of those guys with the super fast cars [in the past] how they would have felt because I know how I would have felt here today.It would have been a bitter pill, possibly with Busch walking away from his car with reporters trying to get a comment out of him.But the only thing he could taste was smoke from a burnout as he celebrated his fourth win of the season and back-to-back Brickyard victories.The NASCAR gods did their best to make this race close, triggered by a piece of debris that NASCAR confiscated in wondering what car would litter the track to bunch the field with 10 laps to go.That only delayed the inevitable by about 30 minutes after a couple of crashes and a couple of long cleanups forced Busch to actually save gas. Busch more than held his own on the restarts, putting his frustration over the cautions out of his mind long enough to make sure no one would pass him.We had the race in our hands that we can manipulate the restarts how I needed to and make sure that I got to the No.?1 spot and Matt [Kenseth] was able to do the same thing last week [at New Hampshire], Busch said.Each and every week, its power to the leader. Thats what weve all kind of asked for with this bigger restart zone and stuff, too, so when you are the race leader that youve earned that right to restart how you want.Buschs great restarts probably dismayed many in what appeared to be a meager crowd with an estimate of 50,000 being generous on a sweltering Indiana summer day.Maybe the fans knew that Busch would dominate, leaving the locals disappointed that Tony Stewart (11th) and Jeff Gordon (13th) would have good but not great days.They would have needed a day of awesomeness to beat Busch, and it was no surprise that Busch was joined by fellow Joe Gibbs Racing drivers Matt Kenseth (second) and Denny Hamlin (fourth) in the top five. Jimmie JJohnson broke up the expected Toyota parade in third. Nike Air Max Womens Sale Rose. .But it definitely was a parade for much of the race. The only passes for the lead came on pit stops as the Team Penske drivers attempted to use a different pit strategy.Drivers not from JGR talked about being a little bit off Sunday afternoon. They actually might have been fairly on; but the JGR strength is just at such a high that a great car can be a little bit off if it doesnt come out of the JGR stable.Weve been working really hard to get our cars where they need to be, Johnson said. Were still not happy, but were getting closer.Busch didnt just win back-to-back Brickyards, he also swept both the pole awards and the races in Xfinity and Cup -- a first in NASCAR history.That will only be another line in an impressive resume for the 2015 Sprint Cup champion, whose four wins this year tie him for the most on the circuit with?Brad Keselowski.What inspires Busch? His desire to go fast each and every lap.Every once in a while youll see somebody that their natural tendency to drive a racetrack fits the race track, Busch crew chief Adam Stevens said. Youve seen that from [Kevin] Harvick in Atlanta at times and maybe Brad [Keselowski] at Kentucky, certainly before the repave.I think were seeing it now out of KB that really what he wants to do with the car is the fastest way around. ... Since we only come here once a year, that level of feedback hes able to give us gets us in a little bit different area than I think some other guys.A day before the Brickyard, Busch chatted with IndyCar driver Josef Newgarden in the garage. Newgarden had delivered a similar dominant performance in IndyCar last month at Iowa, and while Busch wouldnt need any extra mojo, maybe he got a little bit from that chance meeting.But unlike Newgarden, Busch did his whipping on a bigger stage. 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Steve Borthwick credits his accelerated coaching development to Eddie Jones as a place on Warren Gatlands British and Irish Lions staff beckons. .Borthwick is set to take charge of the forwards in New Zealand next summer and, although an appointment has yet to be finalised, Gatland has held talks with the England assistant coach.The 37-year-old ended his playing career at Saracens in 2014 and immediately took up a role with Jones in Tokyo, using his line-out expertise to help Japan record their finest World Cup performance including a shock upset of South Africa.When Jones was recruited by Twickenham last November, among his first steps was to prise Borthwick away from Bristol, and Englands pack have flourished under his guidance.Jones has already given his blessing to any of his lieutenants joining the Lions, and Borthwick insists it is down to the Australian that he is in the position to be considered.If Im asked the question by the Lions, it would be an honour to be asked and a privilege to do it, Borthwick said. I have definitely benefited from working under Eddie Jones, who has been phenomenal for me as a young coach developing.I have an awful lot to learn, but I feel very fortunate that Ive got a head coach like him and some excellent assistant coaches that I work with.Borthwicks promotion by the Lions would be welcomed by Mako Vunipola, his former Saracens team-mate and a tourist when the elite of British and Irish rugby crushed Australia in 2013.Steve was a great coach when he was still playing, Vunipola said. It was like having your forwards coach out there with you.It made it very easy for us as players and it is the same now that he is coach. That detail makes it very easy to understand.He picks up on anything. From my job as a lifter, you think you have a great lift but he will pick up on where your feet are positioned.Even the smallest things make a massive difference for him. He is all about getting the basics right first and the rest will come along with it.It is the way he trains, too. He is always bringing in new ways of making us better lifters, better jumpers.It was obvious he was going to be a great coach. He is a great leader and when he talks, people listen. That is not a bad trait to have as a coach. . -- There were so many positives from the Orlando Magics first victory of the season that it was hard for coach Jacque Vaughn to stop praising his players. . -- Mike Smith never saw his first NHL goal go in. .Y. -- Sabres forward Drew Stafford has witnessed plenty of turmoil during his eight seasons in Buffalo. CHICAGO -- Madison Bumgarner facing Jake Arrieta had an October feel to it, and the San Francisco Giants performed like they belong in the postseason.Bumgarner outpitched Arrieta with 10 strikeouts over six innings, and San Francisco pounced on rare miscues by the Chicago Cubs in a 3-2 victory on Saturday.Bumgarner (14-8) allowed two runs and five hits in his fourth victory in his last five starts. San Francisco, trying to catch Los Angeles in the NL West, rebounded from a pair of one-run losses in the first two games of the four-game set against the major league leaders.Were going up against a team that, I dont think theyve clinched yet, but theyre going to be there, Bumgarner said. And were planning on being there. So its a playoff-type of matchup.The Giants had a major league-best 57-33 record at the All-Star break. But they are just 16-29 since that point, leaving them looking up at the Dodgers and clinging to the top spot in the wild-card race.It was one we definitely wanted and needed, catcher Buster Posey said. It was good to score some runs off Arrieta and then for our bullpen to hold the lead.Arrieta (16-6) was charged with three runs -- two earned -- and four hits in six innings in his first loss since July 30. Chicago had won five in a row overall.A little bad luck, a little missed execution, Arrieta said.The Cubs had one last chance when pinch hitter Anthony Rizzo led off the ninth with a walk against Will Smith. Rizzo advanced on a sacrifice by Dexter Fowler, but the big first baseman was caught off second on the play.Thats huge, Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. Heart of the order up, man on second, its a different game.Kris Bryant then hit a soft lineout to shortstop Brandon Crawford, handing Santiago Casilla his 30th save.Chicago also had an opportunity in the sixth, but Bumgarner struck out Matt Szczur for the third time with two on. Hunter Strickland got Addison Russell to line to right with the bases loaded in the seventh.The sputtering Giants had dropped three of four and eight of 12 overall.Right now as bad as it seems, were still in a better spot thhan we were in 2014, Bumgarner said of their last World Series title season. Weve still got the division in our sights for sure.The Cubs entered with a 16?-game lead in the NL Central thanks to a number of tremendous defensive plays in the past week. But they were sloppy on a cloudless day with the wind blowing in as two of the games top pitchers squared off.Third baseman Tommy La Stellas two-out throwing error in the first made it 1-0. The Giants scored in the fourth with the help of a passed ball and added a run in the sixth on Arrietas second wild pitch.The Cubs got within 2-1 in the fifth thanks to Javier Baezs hustle. He led off with a single, stole second and scored from there when third baseman Eduardo Nunez was unable to barehand Arrietas slow roller.Angel Pagan doubled and scored on the error by La Stella, who was a late addition after Jorge Soler was scratched with an ingrown toenail. Soler hit for La Stella in the fifth and struck out with one on.The Giants took a 2-0 lead on Nunezs RBI single in a fourth that included a walk and wild pitch by Arrieta and Willson Contreras passed ball.Its not very common with our group of guys, Arrieta said of the mistakes. You dont expect to see those things often. 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ALAMEDA, Calif. Nike Air Max Womens 2018 Grey . -- The Oakland Raiders had no comment on an East Bay Times report Tuesday night that an investment group tied to Pro Football Hall of Famer Ronnie Lott wants to purchase the Oakland Coliseum and its surrounding land in hopes of keeping the team in Oakland.The Raiders, after what they have described as eight years of failed negotiations to get a new stadium in Oakland, have their sights set on moving to Las Vegas, if the Southern Nevada gaming capital can come through with a new domed stadium. An oversight committee in Las Vegas has recommended to Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval a $750 million hotel tax to help pay for the $1.9 billion stadium. The Raiders would contribute $500 million, which includes a loan from the NFL, while the family of Sheldon Adelson -- chairman of the Las Vegas Sands Corp., a casino and resort outfit -- has pledged another $650 million.But before Sandoval could call a special session of the Nevada Legislature to vote on the proposal, the group hoping to keep the Raiders in Oakland sent a letter to Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, Alameda County Supervisor Scott Haggerty, Oakland Councilman Larry Reid and other officials stating its desire, according to the East Bay Times.According to the report, Stadium Real Estate Partners and The Integral Group have offered to buy the Coliseum and the surrounding land for $167.3 million, with the intention of renovating the stadium or building a state-of-the-art facility.Schaaf told the East Bay Times that the city and county had entered a 90-day memorandum of understanding with the group to begin negotiations.Major League Baseballs Oakland Athletics have been looking at potentially building their own stadium on the waterfront in downtown Oakland near Jack London Square, so it is not known whether they would be involved in this project. Nike Air Max Womens 2018 For Sale . First off, the fans ripped the Cubbies introduction of a fuzzy new kid-friendly mascot named "Clark". Nike Air Max Womens 2018 Gold . Brad Jacobs and his Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., team took control of the game early. . The recently retired Stern was elected Friday to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and will be enshrined with the class of 2014 on Aug. NEW ORLEANS -- Denvers Justin Simmons used a perfectly timed leap over the offensive line to block an extra-point kick that would have given New Orleans a late lead, Will Parks ran it back 84 yards for a defensive 2-point conversion, and the Broncos pulled out a wild 25-23 victory over the Saints on Sunday.The decisive play came while the Superdome crowd was still celebrating Brandin Cooks twisting, 32-yard touchdown catch between two defenders. That put New Orleans in position to take the lead with 1:28 left. Simmons block of Wil Lutzs kick was scooped up by Parks, who nearly stepped out of bounds as he raced down the left sideline.It was the first such play to provide the winning points in an NFL game.The Broncos then recovered an onside kick and ran out the clock.Safety Darian Stewart intercepted Drew Brees twice and recovered a fumble for the Broncos (7-3), while Trevor Siemian overcame two interceptions by passing for touchdowns to Jordan Taylor and Demaryius Thomas. Siemian finished with 258 yards passing and completed other clutch throws as Denver converted 11 of 19 third downs.The Broncos league-leading pass defense got the best of its matchup with New Orleans top-rated passing offense, thanks in large part to turnovers -- three of which came on passes intended for Saints rookie sensation Michael Thomas. Thomas fumbled twice after catches, and one of Stewarts interceptions came on a pass Bradley Roby deflected out of Thomas grasp.Still, Brees managed to complete 21 of 29 passes for 303 yards and three touchdowns, with the first two scoring passes going to Willie Snead.Brees final TD pass capped a six-play, 755-yard drive that began with 2:50 left and no timeouts. Nike Air Max Womens 2018 White. . It put the Saints (4-5), who won four of their previous five games, in position to climb above .500 for the first time this season following an 0-3 start. It was not to be.MOMENTUM SHIFT: The Broncos controlled the first 29 minutes. Stewart intercepted Brees twice -- joining the currently injured Aqib Talib as the only Broncos with multiple interceptions in one game. 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LEXINGTON, Va. Under Armour Shoes On Sale . -- John Russ found Avery Ward on an 18-yard slant in overtime as Mercer held off VMI, 33-30 in the Keydets home opener.Al Cobb completed a pair of clutch fourth-down passes in the final minute, then found Ryan Swingle for a 10-yard touchdown pass with 19 seconds left to give VMI a 27-24 lead with 19 seconds left in regulation.Chandler Curtis returned the ensuing kickoff 30 yards and Russ hit Kelby Brock for 18 yards to put the Bears (2-2, 1-1 Southern Conference) on the VMI 40 and a personal foul on the Keydets gave Mercer a first down at the 25, where Cole Fisher booted a 42-yard field goal as time expired to force overtime.Cobb found Aaron Sanders on 3rd-and-17 in overtime to get VMI (2-2, 0-1) to the Mercer 8, where Dillon Christopher booted a 25-yard field goal for a 30-27 lead. Under Armour Outlet . -- Claudio Bieler hadnt scored since early September, and not from the run of play since mid-July. Under Armour Clearance Sale . It was the kind of score that might make everyone else wonder which course he was playing. Except that Graeme McDowell saw the whole thing. Crouched behind the 10th green at Sheshan International, McDowell looked over at the powerful American and said, "Ive probably seen 18 of the best drives Ive seen all year in the last two days. . Pert has formerly spent time as an assistant coach with Cardiff City, Coventry City, and Bahrain mens national team. "Martyn is a highly-respected coach with experience at the top levels in England," said Whitecaps FC head coach Carl Robinson. ROSEMONT, Ill. -- Elena Delle Donne scored 34 points in the first game after helping the United States win an Olympic gold medal, leading the Chicago Sky to a 90-82 win over the Atlanta Dream on Friday night.The Sky (12-13) used a 15-0 run in two minutes in the third quarter to take the lead and then pulled away after the Dream (13-13) cut a 13-point deficit to one with four minutes to play.After the Atlanta spurt, Delle Donne scored six straight, four from the foul line, where she was perfect on 14 attempts. Courtney Vandersloot, who had 14 points for Chicago (sixth in the AP power poll) made it 90-80 before the Dream scored again.Atlanta (fiftth in the poll) was leading 60-53 after Tiffany Hayes 3-pointer midway through the third quarter. Clearance Under Armour. Delle Donne started the run with a 3-point play and Vandersloot ended it at the 2:23 mark with a pair of free throws, making it 68-60. Chicago had 31 points in the third quarter.Cappie Pondexter had 17 points and Cheyenne Parker 14 for Chicago.Angel McCoughtry led Atlanta with 22 points and Elizabeth Williams had 20 with eight rebounds and six blocks.(Corrects McCoughtry to 22 points, adds Williams first name) 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 ' ' '

COCHABAMBA, Bolivia -- The head of the charter airline whose plane crashed in the Andes last week was detained by Bolivian prosecutors for questioning Tuesday as authorities look into whether the tragedy that killed 71 people stemmed from negligence. Asics Womens Shoes Black .Gustavo Vargas, a retired Bolivian air force general, was picked up in Santa Cruz along with a mechanic and secretary who worked for him at LaMia airline. All are being questioned about their roles in letting a British-built short-range jet attempt a more than four-hour flight from Santa Cruz to Medellin, Colombia, for which it barely had enough fuel in violation of aviation norms.Prosecutors said the interrogation was expected to last eight hours and afterward they would decide whether any of the three would be formally arrested. Earlier, authorities raided the airlines offices as well as those of the agency that oversees air traffic in Bolivia.Authorities are also looking into whether LaMia, which received permission to fly only earlier this year, was favored by Vargas son, who headed the office responsible for licensing aircraft in Bolivias civil aviation agency. After the crash, LaMia had its license revoked and several aviation officials, including Vargas son, were suspended.The plane was carrying a Brazilian soccer team to the opening match in the Copa Sudamericana tournaments finals when it crashed outside Medellin on Nov. 28.Prosecutors from Brazil, Bolivia and Colombia are expected to meet Wednesday in Santa Cruz to combine efforts in determining the causes of the crash. They also are studying how the airline, which despite a dodgy history amassed an impressive list of clients from among South Americas top soccer clubs, was ever allowed to operate.One of the six survivors of the crash said Tuesday that he had been reassured by the airline before takeoff that the plane would make a refueling stop in the Bolivian town of Cobija, as it had on previous flights north.I dont know if it was a fuel problem -- the investigation will determine that, Erwin Tumiri told The Associated Press during an interview from his modest home in Cochabamba, where he is recovering from the crash. But every time we flew we went first to Cobija and returned the same way to refuel. On this occasion they said wed do the same.Meanwhile, an employee in Bolivias aviation agency turned up Tuesday in Brazil seeking asylum.In a document widely circulating in Bolivian media, the worker, Celia Castedo, appears to have pointed out a number of irregularities in the aircrafts flight plan, including not having enough fuel, to LaMias dispatcher, who was killed in the crash. The authenticity of the document couldnt be immediately verified.Brazilian federal police said Castedo applied for refugee status upon crossing the border by land.In Bolivia, a top government official said Castedo, who was among officials suspended following the crash, was potentially evading justice and should be immediately deported.What she has done is very serious, Government minister Carlos Romero told reporters, denying that Castedo faced any persecution in Bolivia. Its a way of escaping the judicial system.Messages sent to various social media accounts apparently belonging to Castedo were not immediately returned. Reached by the AP via Facebook, Castedos son, Sebastian Castedo, said that the truth would come later by authorities other than those in Bolivia. He said he did not know his mothers whereabouts.---Associated Press writer Carlos Valdez reported this story in Cochabamba and AP writer Mauricio Savarese reported from Rio de Janeiro. AP writers Paola Flores in La Paz, Bolivia; Peter Prengaman in Rio de Janeiro; and Joshua Goodman in Bogota, Colombia, contributed to this report. Asics Womens Shoes White . Hazard cut in from the left and scored with a swerving right-footed shot for ninth goal of the season, which proved to be enough for the victory despite Chelseas forwards again lacking a cutting edge up front. Asics Womens Shoes Running .Y. - Nelson Mandela will be honoured by the New York Yankees with a plaque in Monument Park. . 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He started off rapidly, hammering anything full and wide offered by the England bowlers. He struck 14 boundaries, mostly driven off the front foot, and a six over long-on off Batty in making 92 not out off 86 balls before lunch. In their 51-run opening stand, Soumya Sarkar contributed just four runs before offering a simple catch at cover. Mazid then added 76 for the second wicket with Shanto but he didnt come out to bat following the lunch break, with the team manager informing thhat he was suffering from cramp. Asics Womens Shoes Online. While Soumyas place in the Test squad is still in question, Mominul Haque will bat in the Bangladesh top-order. However, Moeen Ali had him bowled for 2, as the left-hander tried to force the offspinner off the back foot.Shanto and Mosaddek Hossain batted confidently for most of the second session, adding 77 runs for the third wicket. Mosaddek, another vying for a Test spot, made 47 off 49 balls with two fours and three sixes. 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Week 5 is being branded a Top 10 Throwdown with three AP Top 10 matchups in the same week for the first time since 2002. Nike Air Max Womens Black Pink . Those games feature contenders in the ACC, Pac-12 and Big Ten, while the other two Power 5 conferences also boast a number of season-defining games for preseason conference favorites.With the help of ESPNs Football Power Index (FPI), well break down and project the best games of Week 5. As a reminder, FPIs game projections account for team strength, game site, distance traveled and rest. Through three weeks, the FPI favorite has won 78 percent of FBS games, including 69 percent (22-10 record) of the top-tier games projected in this column. Nike Air Max Womens Black Red . Any real chance at payback wont come until the playoff. Still, Pittsburgh knows its taut 3-2 win over the Bruins on Wednesday night is a pretty good place to start laying the groundwork. 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NEW YORK -- Jake Arrieta was not accustomed to this.The NL Cy Young Award winner started his first eight batters with balls.He went to 3-2 counts four times in a 35-pitch first inning, allowing Neil Walkers two-run homer.Its frustrating for me, because I expect a lot more out of myself, he said Saturday night after the New York Mets beat the Chicago Cubs 4-3 in Arrietas first regular-season road loss in 14 months.Just after Anthony Rizzo tied the score with a two-run, fourth-inning homer off Bartolo Colon, Travis dArnaud blooped a two-run single in the bottom half that sent the Mets to their third straight win in the four-game series, which ends Sunday.Arrieta (12-3) won his first 12 decisions, reaffirming his status as a premier pitcher. Now hes lost three times in six starts, giving up four runs and eight hits in 5 1/3 innings against the defending NL champions.Poor performance on my end, he said. Just didnt get the effort my team needed tonight. I needed to be more of a stopper, put a stop to the bleeding.He had been 19-0 in 24 regular-season road starts since losing at St. Louis on May 7, 2015 -- to current teammate John Lackey. Arrieta is the only pitcher since 1913 to win 19 consecutive road decisions. However, he lost Game 2 of last years NL Championship Series at Citi Field.Believe me, were all going to be in for a treat when this all gets straightened out, Cubs manager Joe Maddon said. Hes going to look like he did last year.Arrieta said issues with mechanics were overblown.Were spinning our wheels a little bit too much trying to figure out what the solution is, or is there a problem, he said. I just need to pitch better. Thats the bottom line.Rookie Brandon Nimmo walked leading off the first, and Walker sent a 94 mph sinker off the facing of the second deck in right. Walker had been 4 for 28 against Arrieta, including the postseason.He just wasnt throwing as many strikes early in the count as Ive been accustomed to facing him, Walker said. When youre 1-0, 2-1 with everybody, it makes it difficult to use that entire arsenal.With the score 2-2 in the fourth and runners at first and second, dArnaud popped a ball into short center field, in the middle of a triangle formed by center fielder Jasson Heyward, second baseman Javier Baez and shortstop Addison Russell. Nike Air Max Womens Black 2018. On a full run toward the outfield and with his back to home plate, Baez reached up with his right, bare hand, but the ball glanced off it and fell to the ground as two runs scored. Baez had just entered the game at second base.Colon (7-4) allowed two runs and four hits in six innings, and Ben Zobrist homered off Erik Goeddel in the seventh.Addison Reed struck out Kris Bryant to end the seventh with the potential tying run on second, and then struck out the side in the eighth after Rizzos leadoff single. Jeurys Familia got three straight outs to convert his 44th consecutive save chance, including a major league-leading 28 this season.Chicago lost for the ninth time in 13 games but still has the best record in the major leagues at 51-29. After getting swept in a three-game series at Washington, the Mets can sweep four from the Cubs.We want to finish it off tomorrow, Mets manager Terry Collins said.LOOKING AHEADArrieta is to start Friday at Pittsburgh, putting him in position for a possible start for Collins of the Mets in the All-Star Game at San Diego on July 12.JUST PLAIN LOOKINGPlate umpire Laz Diaz called nine batters out on strikes, including five Cubs. When Baez was called out leading off the ninth, he held out both arms, and Maddon yelled from the dugout.The amorphic strike zone tonight was really difficult for both sides, Maddon said.CUBS ROTATIONRight-hander Adam Warren is to start Wednesday against Cincinnati at Wrigley Field, following Kyle Hendricks and John Lackey. Maddon said Warren could get a start after the All-Star break but because of a July 21 off day, it was unlikely he would go with a six-man rotation two turns in a row.TRAINERS ROOMCubs: RF Chris Coghlan left after three innings because of right ribcage soreness.UP NEXTLHP Jon Lester (9-3) is to start Sundays series final for the Cubs and RHP Noah Syndergaard (8-3) for the Mets. 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