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CHARLESTON, W. .Va. -- The Latest on flooding that has devastated parts of West Virginia (all times local):4:50 p.m.Alabama coach Nick Saban and Florida States Jimbo Fisher are seeking support for high school football programs decimated by floods in their native West Virginia.Several West Virginia schools were heavily damaged in the June 23 floods. Both coaches asked high schools in their respective states this week to each donate a full football uniform, including pads and helmets and practice jerseys, by July 25 so that they can take them to West Virginia.Fisher says many West Virginia high schools will be unable to field a football team without major assistance. In a letter to coaches, he wrote that I know that we can help these members of our football family.Fisher was born in Clarksburg. Saban grew up just outside of Monongah and says football was such an important part of my childhood in West Virginia.---4:10 p.m.Dozens of inmates are helping with flood cleanup efforts in West Virginia.State Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety spokesman Lawrence Messina says inmate work crews from Division of Corrections facilities have helped daily. Those efforts include mostly debris removal and at times assisting the Division of Highways with road repairs.Inmate efforts have included the hard-hit communities of Alderson, Clendenin, Elkview, Rainelle, Richwood and White Sulphur Springs.Messina says corrections officers and other staff have helped in their own communities during nonworking hours and also have assisted monitoring debris disposal sites. Staffers are also pitching in at a Kanawha County warehouse used for donated goods.Messina says the homes of about two dozen corrections employees had flood damage, including 19 working at the Anthony Correctional Center in White Sulphur Springs.---3:50 p.m.The amount of damage done to West Virginias roads by recent devastating floods has reached almost $47 million.The state Division of Highways announced the revised road damage estimate Thursday. The total is about $11 million higher than a first estimate made by state officials late last week.Nineteen counties have reported road damage. Kanawha County incurred the most at $13.6 million.The agency says more than a dozen contractors are helping to restore roadway access to communities and repair major routes. Workers within the division are also helping clear up roads for drivers.---1:15 p.m.A relative says a body found in a West Virginia river has been identified as that of her sister, who disappeared after last months devastating floods.Joetta Goins-Lemons says graveside services are scheduled Friday in Smoot for her sister, 44-year-old Lisa Goins Blankenship of Renick.Goins-Lemons says that on June 23, her sister sent her two sons down the road to call their dad and tell him not to come home because the roads were getting bad. She then asked a neighbor to help get her dog out of a kennel. The neighbor was pulled underwater a few times. When he surfaced, Goins Blankenship was gone.Goins-Lemons says the body was found Saturday in the Greenbrier River more than 30 miles away.The floods killed 15 people in Greenbrier County and 23 statewide.---11 a.m.The owner of The Greenbrier resort says hes reopening the hotel to the public next week following devastating floods.Jim Justice said at a news conference Thursday in White Sulphur Springs that the 710-room hotel will open again Tuesday.Justice says he wants to get hotel employees back to work, saying were not going to heal if you dont have a job.Justice says the resort is scarred and repairing but promised we will be back.The June 23 floods left 15 people dead in Greenbrier County and 23 statewide. The hotel closed to outside guests on June 24 but took in more than 700 flooded-out residents.The PGA Tour canceled the Greenbrier Classic golf tournament was scheduled to start Thursday at the resort.---10:30 a.m.More federal aid is on the way to help West Virginia governments pay for extensive damage done by floods that killed 23 people.Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin announced in a news release Thursday that the Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved public assistance for agencies in 11 counties.The counties include Clay, Fayette, Greenbrier, Jackson, Kanawha, Monroe, Nicholas, Pocahontas, Roane, Summers and Webster.The aid supports governments in debris removal, emergency preparedness, hazard mitigation and the repair, replacement or restoration of flood-damaged, publicly-owned facilities.Certain nonprofits may qualify.FEMA already has approved more than $18 million in individual assistance to help people with medical and housing support and other immediate needs.Individual aid is available in Clay, Fayette, Greenbrier, Jackson, Kanawha, Monroe, Nicholas, Pocahontas, Roane, Summers, Webster and Lincoln counties. New Balance 999 Italia . Cuban testified Thursday that he was upset when the companys CEO told him news that would reduce the value of his shares, for which hed paid $7.5 million. But he said he did nothing improper when he sold those shares over the next two days. . -- PGA TOUR Canada member Steve Saunders took a three-stroke lead Saturday in the Web. . The 29-year-old Baines has established himself as one of the top attacking full backs in the country and was the subject of two bids from United during the last off-season. Everton manager Roberto Martinez says that keeping Baines at the club is a "massive boost and exciting for the future" because he brings "maturity and football knowledge in a very specialized position on the pitch" and an "infectious and positive influence to the rest of the squad. NORMAN, Okla. -- Peyton Little scored 17 points to lead No. 13 Oklahoma to a 74-60 victory over South Dakota State on Wednesday night.Little has scored in double figures in three straight games, and needs 13 points to reach 1,000 during her career between Oklahoma and Texas A&M.Maddie Manning had 15 points for Oklahoma (4-0). Vionise Pierre-Louis added 13 points and 14 rebounds for her second double-double of the season and third of her career.Macy Miller scored 17 points and Madison Guebert had 16 tto lead South Dakota State (4-1). The game was tied 12-12 before the Sooners used a 10-0 run between the first and second quarters. The Jackrabbits pulled to 27-23 with four minutes left in the second quarter but didnt get closer.It was the second game between the schools. The Sooners beat South Dakota State 68-57 in the first round of the 2010 NCAA Tournament. 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 ' ' '

PHOENIX -- The Arizona Diamondbacks have sent pitcher Shelby Miller to Triple-A Reno, a move that he said he saw coming. Redskins Official Jerseys .Ive been struggling up here for a while, Miller said in the Arizona clubhouse Thursday. Im surprised I stayed up here this long.Miller has been a major disappointment after the Diamondbacks got him in an offseason trade with Atlanta for outfielder Ender Inciarte, 2015 No. 1 overall draft pick Dansby Swanson and top pitching prospect Aaron Blair.We just have to find a way to get him back to pitching the way he can, manager Chip Hale said.The right-hander is 2-9 with a 7.14 ERA. He was on the disabled list with a finger injury and worked in the minors to find his form. After some progress in is return, Miller had another rough night last week in a 13-6 home loss to San Diego. After blanking the Padres for three innings, he gave up five runs in the fourth when Arizona had a 4-0 lead.His stuff was good at times, good enough to win here, Hale said. He just couldnt put it together, so hell go down there, work on it and pitch his way back to the big leagues.Immediately after giving up so much to get Miller, the Diamondbacks penciled him in as the No. 2 starter behind Zack Greinke. But the team stumbled out of the gate and finds itself in last place in the NL West (38-52), 19 games behind first-place San Francisco.I told him were not going to be the team that we envisioned without him being who Shelby Miller can be, Hale said. That was my message.Hale said left-hander Edwin Escobar would be called up from Reno to take Millers roster spot. Escobar will work out of the bullpen, Hale said, and Zack Godley will be recalled from Reno to start Tuesday against Toronto.Miller said he pored over videos of his pitching during the break and said he saw some differences between this year and last.The biggest thing is to get back to maybe a little bit simpler and not so much forcing things and trying to make a perfect pitch, he said. I think thats when mechanics come easier and everything kind of flows and feels free. Hopefully I can get to that point and get back up here.Hale said Millers mechanics seem the same as they were last season.The mental side of it is just really hard to deal with, Hale said. When you dont have success, it festers and it gets worse.Hale called it a disappointing move for us to make as coaches.We feel like were here to make them better, make them better ballplayers and pitchers, he said, and weve dropped the ball with him.Miller said he had no idea how long hed be gone.It could be the rest of the year, it could be a couple of weeks, who knows, he said.Hale said Miller would have to earn his way back, like any other player.Its a performance-based game, Hale said.The Diamondbacks also dont have Greinke, who they signed to a six-year, $206.5 million contract in the offseason. Hes on the 15-day disabled list with a strained oblique.Arizona is home against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night. Redskins Womens Jerseys . Patrice Bergeron and Daniel Paille scored 20 seconds apart a few minutes after Stamkos was taken off the ice on a stretcher with a broken right leg, and the Bruins beat the Lightning 3-0 on Monday afternoon. Redskins Jerseys Store . McPhee said that Ovechkins father Mikhail is in stable condition after having the surgery this week and is no longer in intensive care. "Weve told him to stay as long as necessary with your dad," he said. Ovechkin and his Russian national team were eliminated from the mens hockey tournament in Sochi on Wednesday with a 3-1 quarter-final loss to Finland. . The players spoke Jan. 13 during a Major League Baseball Players Association conference call after Rodriguez sued the union and Major League Baseball to overturn an arbitrators decision suspending him for the 2014 season and post-season. The international break seems to have come and gone at an opportune time for Watford, as the club makes its return to Premier League play by traveling to Riverside Stadium on Sunday to battle Middlesbrough aiming to snap a poor run of form.After starting the campaign winless in their first three fixtures with a draw and two losses, the Hornets (2-2-3) began to turn things around with consecutive victories over West Ham United and Manchester United, which saw Etienne Capoue, Juan Zuniga and Troy Deeney all score to top the Red Devils in impressive fashion.But they were unable to carry their momentum, slumping to a 2-0 loss to Burnley before collecting a point in an exhilarating 2-2 draw with Bournemouth prior to the break. The Hornets fell behind on two occasions against Bournemouth, but found an equalizer through Deeney and Isaac Success, who netted in the 65th minute.Watford will need to concentrate harder in the defensive third if they are to take a point. The Hornets have not kept a clean sheet yet this campaign, something manager Walter Mazzarri knows is a key to victory for his squad.I told them that they needed to be concentrated immediately and to be focused for the next game, Mazzarri said. Its not easy when you have only two or three days before your next game after an international break, but I think that I have players who are very responsible so I am very happy for that.Mazzarri also discussed his teams fitness ahead of this clash.Today was the first day when I had the whole team together after the international break and I spoke with them, he said.The Hornets do have some history on their side as the club has scored at least one goal in 15 of their last 16 matches against Middlesbrough. Authentic Redskins Jerseys. Deeney should be properly motivated as the fringe England international is on the cusp of scoring his 100th career goal across all competitions, and has scored in each of Watfords last four fixtures against Boro.Middlesbrough (1-3-3) comes into this contest in desperate need of three points as they find themselves in 16th place. The clubs lone victory came in a 2-1 triumph over Sunderland on Aug. 21, but it has been a slog since then as they are winless in five with three losses and a pair of draws.Boro grabbed the lead in their last outing prior to the break against West Ham United through Cristhian Stuani, but Dimitri Payet fired home an equalizer six minutes later to force the clubs into a share of the spoils. Boro manager Aitor Karanka made three changes to the side that lost to Tottenham Hotspur the previous week, brining in Adam Forshaw, Viktor Fischer and Jordan Rhodes.The manager praised his clubs depth after salvaging a point at the Olympic Stadium.I decided to play Jordan at West Ham because I liked his attitude a lot against Spurs, Karanka said. The substitutes in that game went to the pitch with the right intensity, and especially in the last 35-40 minutes we competed with Tottenham. I have to choose the best players for every game. I want 11 players fighting on the pitch; they have to know that that is the way.These clubs last faced off in the Championship on April 6, 2015 with Watford taking a 2-0 win thanks to goals from Deeney and Odion Ighalo. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From ChinaCheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '

Sydney Kings star import Steve Blake says the NBL ball has been partly to blame for the shooting slump that has critics questioning his move to Australia. Cheap Colts Jerseys .The former NBA guard has struggled offensively through his first four games in the royal purple, shooting just 26 percent from the field and an even lower 18 from long range.The 36-year-old admits he hasnt been at his best so far, but he is enjoying being a part of the ladder-leading Kings resurgence as an NBL force.Its been quite a good experience in some respects and tough in others, he said.Personally my basketball hasnt been at its best. Im struggling shooting the ball but I know there was going to be an adjustment period as far as that goes.But the teams been having a lot of success which has been a lot of fun. Its been a great group of guys and great coaches. Ive enjoyed that team atmosphere and winning basketball.An NBA veteran of over 14 years across eight different franchises, including two stints at the powerhouse Los Angeles Lakers, Blake said getting used to the NBL ball was a major issue.The Australian league uses a 100 percent composite leather Wilson ball, while the American association uses a full-grain leather Spalding ball.If you could hold an NBA ball to this ball, youd be like, Wow thats a huge difference, he said.NBA balls are true leather thats a lot smoother and a bit harder, maybe feels a little bit heavier, whereas this ball is really spongy and has a really different feel.For 13 years, thats all Ive practised with; an NBA ball. Its an adjustment period, but its also me missing shots. Id love to blame everything on the ball but some of it has to do with me.Coach Andrew Gaze praised Blake for contributing on the boards and defensively, and he remained confident his big-name recruit would begin converting his shots.Hed been working out and hes in great shape but hasnt been playing in a team environment since the end of the last NBA season, Gaze said.It takes a little while to get your legs underneath you, new guys, different officiating rules, rules of the game, all those things come into play.But hes settling in and I see no problems with him. He starts making some of those shots and thats an absolute bonus for us, which he clearly has the capacity to do.The Kings continue their season with a blockbuster against Perth on Thursday night. Womens Colts Jerseys . LOUIS -- Lance Lynn was one of the more enthusiastic participants as the St. Pink Colts Jerseys . Down by seven with 90 seconds left in regulation, thats where they looked comfortable. . Andrew Luck lost his favourite target and the Indianapolis locker room lost one of its most revered leaders when Reggie Wayne was diagnosed Monday with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee that will cost him the rest of the season. ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Reggie Bush has been with the Detroit Lions for a little more than two months and already likes what he sees. A lot. "We have the guys here to be able to win a Super Bowl," the speedy running back said Tuesday. "Obviously with that said, theres a lot that has to go into the season, the scheme, this off-season, before we can even think about that. Right now, we just have to think about doing the little things right, coming together and building that chemistry." Bush did his part during an optional workout, working on passing routes with Matthew Stafford on one side of the field while the rest of the team was participating in or watching another drill. "Those little things help, they make a big difference," Bush said. Detroit has made some big moves -- such as signing Bush to a four-year deal in March -- and subtle ones to reshape its roster in the hopes of bouncing back from a four-win season that ended with an eight-game losing streak. Like Bush, team vice chairman Bill Ford has liked what he has seen the Martin Mayhew-led front office do this season to make this season more similar to 2011, when the Lions won 10 games and made it to the playoffs for the first time in more than a decade. "I like the talent on the team," Ford said after watching the teams workout. "Martin has done a great job. We have a lot more depth than we did going into prior seasons." Ford didnt want to make predictions, but he likes the teams chances. "Weve got a quarterback and there are teams in the league that cant say that," Ford said. "And obviously, we have a lot of talent around this quarterback as well, so, those are reasons. Defensively, I think weve added important pieces. And, I feel very good about the direction." Ford was supportive of coach Jim Schwartz, but he didnt exactly rave about the coachh with a 22-42 record over the last four years after he inherited a team coming off the NFLs first 0-16 season. Youth Colts Jerseys. . "I think Jim would be the first to admit there have been times that he has learned on the job, but I think hes a very, very good coach," Ford said. Schwartzs chances of being successful this year seem to be improving daily because Mayhew seems to improving the roster with a series of signings and waiver claims. Detroit signed two veteran guards, Leroy Harris and Jake Scott, to compete to start at right guard. The Lions also brought in Michael Spurlock to add depth at receiver and on special teams. "They have a pretty prolific offence, so I am excited to be here," said Harris, who is recovering from surgery on his right knee. "And, I hopefully should be good to go by training camp." Soon after the start of free agency, safety Glover Quinn and defensive end Jason Jones were signed to be starters. Kicker David Akers, special teams ace Montell Owens, receiver Devin Thomas and defensive tackle C.J. Mosley have also been added to address voids. "This is the year for us," Jones said. "We have to do some big things." Bush expects the offence, with receiver Calvin Johnson, to dominate like the Super Bowl-winning Saints team he played on did during the 2009 season. "Theres no excuse for us not to be a top-three offence, even No. 1," Bush said. "We have all the guys here of that calibre to be a top-ranked offence. Its up to us now, putting in the work." Notes: DT Nick Fairley was not attend the optional workout, "He chose not to be here and its voluntary," Schwartz said. ... Johnson didnt practice, getting a day of rest from Schwartz. ... 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ANDERSON, Ind. . -- Defensive end Kendall Langford wants to change the conversation in Indianapolis.Instead of answering all those questions about complimenting the Colts usually potent offense, Langford and his teammates are out to prove the defense can be every bit as good.Around Indy, its always been about the offense scoring a lot of points, starter Langford, said at training camp. We want to be the defense that, when we come out, theyre cheering also -- not just when the offense comes out. We dont want to be labeled an offensive team.The transition has already begun.New defensive coordinator Ted Monachino earned the trust of his new players with a more aggressive approach that requires players to react quicker and think less.Outside linebacker Robert Mathis, the 2013 sacks champion, says hes healthy and ready to prove a 35-year-old pass rusher can still be one of the most fearsome forces in the league.The Colts believe the addition of cornerback Patrick Robinson in free agency and safety T.J. Green, a second-round draft pick, will help reinforce the secondary. And when the Colts get defensive tackles Henry Anderson and Art Jones, cornerback DJoun Smith and safety Clayton Geathers back at full strength, they may finally have all the pieces they need to complete their long-standing puzzle.Ive been in a lot of systems, and this system here, just being around Ted, you see why Baltimore had been so stout against the run and so consistent with whoever they plugged in, linebacker DQwell Jackson said. Our philosophy here, is now we want to dictate to the offense, not vice versa. Giving them multiple looks up front and in the back end, its really fascinating to see what weve come up with.Monachino is still fine-tuning the system. Fans will get their first real glimpse of the new-look defense in Sunday nights Hall of Fame game against Green Bay, though the real unveiling probably wont come until the Sept. 11 season opener against Detroit.At least things cant get much worse.A year ago, the Colts finished 24th in the league against the pass, 25th against the run and 25th in points allowed.After the season, coach Chuck Pagano changed directions by firing coordinator Greg Manusky and hiring the tough-minded Monachino.I need them to understand that aggressive calls will be made and when calls are made, they have to play aggressive, Monachino said before Thursdays practice. I think defensive players want to be aggressive, those are the calls they like and they will be made.Its a far cry from the stodgy old days when the Colts rarely blitzed, were content to keep plays in front of them and relied on their pass rush to protect big leads.Of course, when Peyton Manning and Andrew Luck are the starting quarterbacks for 288 of 313 games, counting the playoffs, playing it safe is a hard habit to break.Monachino is willing to take that chance.Though he understands the new system comes with risk, he expects the Colts to see some big payoffs and believes veteran playmakers like Mathis, Jackson and Pro Bowl safety Mike Adams will help the defense reduce the number of big plays allowed.The players cant wait to get started.New coordinator, new faces on defense, were just ready to get after it, Adams said. I think thats the most interesting and intriguing part about our defense.Not everything has gone according to script at Anderson University, a Division III school about 30 miles northeast of team headquarters.Anderson (ACL surgery) remains on the physically unable to perform list after ACL surgery. Geathers showed up to camp in a walking boot because of a foot injury and still hasnt practiced.Jones has been suspended for the first four games for violating the substance-abuse policy.And the secondary has had to deal with a spate of injuries.Green has returned to practice after hurting his calf in Indys first real workout. Pro Bowl cornerback Vontae Davis appeared to hurt his left foot during Tuesday nights workout but later returned. And the Colts were so thin at safety that they moved nickel-package cornerback Darius Butler to play alongside Adams in that spot last week.But none of those obstacles have derailed a Colts defense intent on changing the perceptions, numbers and chatter.I think there are a lot of tools we have in place and guys are making big strides, Mathis said. We are improving by leaps and bounds. I feel really good about what we have.---AP NFL website: and Yeezy Boost 350 Prix . The Celtics closed out their first preseason under Stevens on Wednesday night with a 101-97 victory over the Brooklyn Nets, who rested a lot of their lineup including former Celtics Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce. Adidas Superstar Rose Pas Cher . -- There were a lot of firsts for the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday night. . In what the team had called a retirement, Ryan said Thursday that he is resigning as chief executive of the Rangers in a move effective at the end of this month. TALLADEGA, Ala. -- When an engine failure knocked title favorite Martin Truex Jr. from NASCARs playoffs, the rest of the top contenders got a little bit of breathing room.Then Brad Keselowski suffered the same cruel elimination when his engine failed Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway.There was suddenly a wide-open competition to earn the final transfer spots into the third round of the Chase, and Denny Hamlin and Austin Dillon raced a tense final two laps in overtime to fill the bracket. With each pushing for every last point, it was Hamlin who advanced into the round of eight on a tiebreaker over Dillon.Joey Logano won at Talladega Superspeedway, and Hamlin edged Kurt Busch by .006 seconds for third place and the one point he needed to tie Dillon in the standings.Dillon was ninth, but lost the right to move into the next round based on average finish over the last three races.Hamlin had told his Joe Gibbs Racing team not to give him points updates, and that lack of knowledge forced him to scramble through the final turn as he was undecided on how aggressive he needed to be.I wasnt sure whether I needed to finish third, he said. I told them I didnt want points updates. But thats almost when I probably should have got one to figure out what I was going to do. (Dillon) is in the middle of the pack. Hes fighting and getting positions. He could change two positions in the last hundred yards.So you cant really predict it. I knew I just had to try to finish as good as I could.With Truex and Keselowski out of the playoffs before the checkered flag, the suspense came down to final finishing order. Logano was not in a must-win situation, but the victory sure didnt hurt.Dillon, on a frantic dash over two overtime laps to gain as many spots as possible, called the outcome heartbreaking.It sure stinks to lose it on a tiebreaker, Dillon said.Also eliminated Sunday was Chase Elliott. Advancing are: Jimmie Johnson, Kevin Harvick, Matt Kenseth, Kyle Busch, Kurt Busch, Carl Edwards, Logano and Hamlin. There are four Toyotas remaining in the field, all from Joe Gibbs Racing. Stewart-Haas Racing has Kurt Busch and Harvick -- but the two had a heated exchange after the race over alleged contact on the last lap -- while Hendrick Motorsports has Johnson for three Chevrolets in the field. Logano is the only Ford driver.Feels good to win on a clutch moment like that with the pressure on, Logano said. I think we ran like a champ.The race was stark difference from the spring stop in Alabama, when 35 cars were involved in at least one accident and two cars went airborne . And last year, it appeared that Kevin Harvick intentionally caused an accident on an overtime restart to help his championship chances.But for mile after mile Sunday, the drivers behaved.The only glitches came in a harried sequence early in the race in which three championship contenders had uncharacteristic gaffes within minutes of each other. First Logano left pit road with a jack wedged under his Ford, and he had to return to pit road to have it removed. Then Hamlin was flagged for speeding, then Truex lost an engine .Keselowskis engine went with 43 laps remaining aafter hed battled climbing temperatures on his car because of debris on his front grille. t is unfortunate for Brad, Logano said. It happens as a leader picking some (debris up). We picked it up just not as much.Keselowski was dominant for a huge chunk of the race, even as he battled climbing temperatures on his Ford. Then, with 43 laps remaining, his engine blew and Keselowski was sent to the garage.Kasey Kahne spun with six laps remaining to bring out the caution for a heart-pounding final restart.The caution had terrible timing for Hamlin, and was a gift for Dillon. Hamlin was trying to hold off Dillon for the last transfer position and the Kahne spin gave Dillon another chance to gain points that would keep him in contention and bump Hamlin from the playoffs.The restart was with three laps remaining.The push was intense for a lap, then a spin by Alex Bowman brought out the caution for an overtime finish.Over the team radio, Dillon was told to concentrate.Focus forward, man. Focus forward on what weve gotta do. Thats what matters, OK? Dillon was told by a team member.Dillon gained two spots in overtime, but it wasnt enough to pass Hamlin in the standings.TREUX MAKES EARLY EXIT: His engine failure ended his title chances -- one round after hed moved to the top of the list of favorites.Truex won a pair of races in the opening round of the Chase, and was above the elimination line Sunday and only needed a decent day to advance into the third round. He appeared to be in good shape after winning the pole -- overcoming a qualifying day distraction when his team had trouble in inspection -- but the engine blowing on his Toyota sent him to a last-place finish.We had a team capable of competing for the championship, and unfortunately were not going to be able to show that, he said.KESELOWSKI ELIMINATED: Faced with a must-win situation at Talladega two years ago, Keselowski stepped up and grabbed a monumental victory.He was certain he could do the same on Sunday and after leading 90 laps, Keselowski was definitely in play for the win.When his engine failed, his championship chances were done .A lot of fun to be leading at Talladega, he said. We were doing the best we could to have some fun and lead some laps.OH WHAT A FEELING: Toyota celebrated its 1,000th race at the Cup level by advancing a manufacturer-high four cars into the round of eight.All four Joe Gibbs Racing entries moved into the third round, with Truexs blown engine the only hiccup on the day.Having four drivers, from the same team, still in the playoffs led winning car owner Roger Penske to poke the Toyota camp on the stakes.Theyve got more to lose than I do, I guess, Penske said. Theyve got four.UP NEXT: The opening race of the third round of the Chase on Sunday at Martinsville Speedway. Logano swept the second round last year and seemed headed to the win at Martinsville until he was intentionally wrecked as payback by Matt Kenseth. 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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. Ultra Boost Womens Pink . -- Thanks to a college football players small gesture of kindness, it could be a long time before a mother will have to worry again about her autistic son eating lunch alone.Tears streamed down the face of Leah Paske when she saw the photo of Florida State University wide receiver Travis Rudolph sharing a cafeteria table with her sixth-grader. Then she shared her gratitude on Facebook, and the story took off.By Wednesday, Bo Paske had no shortage of lunch companions.Everyone was super welcoming him. He was at a table full of girls, which I thought was funny, Leah Paske said. The feedback has been good.Rudolph was among several FSU players visiting Montford Middle School in Tallahassee on Tuesday when he saw Bo sitting alone in the cafeteria. He grabbed a slice of pizza and asked if he could join him.The child said, Sure, why not, Rudolph recalled after practice that day.We just had a great conversation. He started off, telling me his name was Bo, telling me how much he loves Florida State. We went from there, said the West Palm Beach, Florida, native, now beginning his junior season.It was real easy ... youd never think anything was wrong with him. He had a nice smile on his face. Just a really warm person.Bos mother had shared her anxieties in the Facebook post. Middle school can be tough. Would other kids be welcoming, or mean?Sometimes Im grateful for his autism. That may sound like a terrible thing to say, but in some ways I think, I hope, it shields him, she wrote.He doesnt seem to notice when people stare at him when he flaps his hands. He doesnt seem to notice that he doesnt get invited to birthday parties anymore. And he doesnt seem to mind if he eats lunch alone. Its one of my daily questions for him. Was there a time today you felt sad? Who did you eat lunch with today? Sometimes the answer is a classmate, but most days its nobody.The photo was taken by Mike Halligan, the middle schools resource officer and a friend of the family. Halligan said he texted it to Paske to ease her concerns about how her son was acclimating to a new school.I knew it was important for Leah to be comfortable and know that her son is doing OK and is not afraid, Halligan said.Paske said their encounter has given autism awareness a huge boost.The picture speaks way more than a thousand words. You can see how far away the rest of the students are, but you can see how engaged Travis is with Bo. Hes looking at him while hes eating, she said. Its so telling. I cant get over how such a small moment can have a huge impact.FSU coach Jimbo Fisher said hes proud of his player.You can make someones day by being yourself and understanding the impact you have as an athlete, he said.Rudolph said his phone hasnt stopped ringing.I just wanted to go say hi to the kid, because I saw him eating alone. I didnt even know anybody took a photo of it, Rudolph explained in an email. Im glad it can bring awareness to helping others.Bo, too, is excited -- about Rudolph signing his lunch box, as well as all the attention.Its been awesome. Everyone was so proud of me, he said.Paske said they have been invited to dinner with the team and possibly a game. Florida State football spokesman Zach Stipe said logistics are being worked out.Florida State is ranked fourth in The Associated Press Preseason Top 25, and opens the season on Monday against 11th-ranked Mississippi in Orlando.Adidas Stan Smith Ireland . 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Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley admits he will miss Neil Balme, saying he wanted to work with the respected AFL football boss for another year.Richmond scored a major off-field coup on Monday when they announced Balme would return to the club as general manager of football.While Balme had some coaching success in SA and the AFL, he has found his true niche as a football department manager.He had consistent success in that role in two stints at Collingwood, while it was no coincidence Geelong won three premierships while Balme was their football boss.Buckley said on Monday night he had no say in the changes at Collingwood in the past few weeks, where veteran administrator Graeme Allan was appointed to run their football department.Allen effectively took over the role from Balme, who was moved to a coaching director role.I wasnt privy to the decision that was made beecause its made higher up the chain than me, Buckley told AFL 360. Air Max Flair For Sale Ireland. 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When LeBron James sprinted the length of the Oracle Arena floor and soared to meet Andre Iguodalas breakaway layup attempt at the glass in Game 7 of last seasons NBA Finals, he was playing in only his 23rd game over a span of 75 days. Cheap Lions Jerseys .The Block has been immortalized as one of the signature plays in NBA history, but it wasnt the first glimpse of vintage LeBron the world witnessed during Clevelands run to the title. James 43 dunks during the postseason eclipsed his previous high of 30. At age 31, he consistently appeared to be the spryest player on the floor against younger opponents on Golden State, Toronto and Detroit.Theres little mystery as to why a transcendent superstar subjected to playing as many as five games in a week during the regular season would enjoy a spring revival: In the postseason, that workload was reduced to fewer than a single game every three days. Under the current playoff format, a team never plays on consecutive days, and that format is an admission by the league that at the moment when all eyes are on the NBA and its best talent, the more rest, the better.The poor methodology tolerated in crafting the regular-season schedule -- the lockout-shortened 2011 postseason notwithstanding -- doesnt fly when the world is watching.Now the league seems ready to take action in the new collective bargaining agreement with players. Sources told ESPN that going forward, NBA teams will play two or three fewer preseason games. In turn, the regular season will begin a week to 10 days earlier, which will allow NBA teams to stretch 82 games over a more generous span of time.This measure could eliminate blocks of four games in five nights and drastically reduce the number of back-to-back sets. In implementing these reforms, the NBA has come closer than ever to codifying what modern science, the leagues players and coaches, and commissioner Adam Silver have all publicly acknowledged in recent yearslaying 82 regular-season games over a period of 170 days is an impediment to optimal athletic performance and world-class basketball on a nightly basis.Playing a four-in-five or a five-in-seven is a different kind of feeling, says Portland Trail Blazers guard C.J. McCollum. Its mentally draining. Its physically draining. Youre not getting a lot of sleep. Youre exhausted and the other team knows it.McCollum made a point to mention a dreaded upcoming trip when the Trail Blazers will play in nine different cities in four different time zones over a 15-day span. The trip includes a five-games-in-seven-days bundle that concludes with a jaunt to Portland for a single game after playing the previous night in Los Angeles. After that, the Trail Blazers head right back out on the road for three more away games. The reform should ameliorate some of the madness.Players will be sharper, McCollum says. Execution will be better. There will be fewer DNP-Rests and scheduling losses. Fans want to see opponents when both teams are fresh. Players want that too. Its better basketball.The fact that scheduling loss is a term of art in the NBA underscores how necessary a schedule overhaul is. Though much of the attention in executive suites around the league will focus on the new CBAs more aggressive revenue sharing and the cap implication of its revised salary structure, the stipulations for the schedule are a nontrivial concession by the league. Dozens of preseason dates that generate revenue for ownership -- to the chagrin of season-ticket holders who have to fork over their money for tasteless aperitifs -- will be wiped away.But in exchange, the league and its owners are investing in the health and well-being of the athletes who drive the value of the NBA. As Silver told McCollum in an interview for The Players Tribune last summer, The science is [telling us] that the No. 1 correlation between play and injuries is fatigue.The San Antonio Spurs have been incorporating this science into their workflow for years, with Tim Duncan as basketballs ultimate case study. Consulting with top performance specialists, breaking down the data, and collaborating across the basketball operations staff, the Spurs created best practices that included routinely sitting their best players when the schedule demanded it -- even if it meant eliciting the ire of the league office.Less than four years after hitting the Spurs with a $250,000 fine for resting their players at optimal times, the NBA is implementing the Spurs philosophy as official league policy.Back-to-backs are the scourge of an NBA teams calendar. Not only do consecutive games deny world-class athletes prime recovery time, but in the vast majority of instances, players are required to board flights late and arrive at their destinations at ungodly hours. Rarely a week goes by in the NBA without a play-by-play announcer noting that a team arrived at the hotel at 3 a.m. the morning of the game.When you hear that announced, youve already sort of resigned yourself to feel like, Well, this isnt what I paid for, says W. Chris Winter, a neurologist and sleep specialist who has consulted numerous teams across professional sports, including the Thunder and Wizards.A team wouldnt play wearing uniforms that were too restrictive to shoot the basketball or a with a rim whose height wasnt adjusted properly. No one would stand for any of that. Yet having players get into their hotel rooms after 3 oclock in the morning has become a strange accepted part of the sport. We all but guarantee that these athletes arent playing at an elite level.Winter noted that he attended a recent NHL game featuring the New York Rangers, a team he works with, who were playing their fifth game in eight days. From the start, you kind of got the impression watching them play, Yeeeeah, probably not the best were going to see them play this year, Winter says.The Rangers were blanked by Ottawa 2-0, the first time all season theyd been shut out.The drive to reduce the load for NBA players has never been a gesture of sympathy. A more sparing schedule isnt coddling an NBA player any more than a driver not riding the clutch is coddling a manual transmission. The objective isnt altruism -- its performance. Thats always been the NBAs strongest selling point. The NFL revels in its ritual Sundays and pageantry, while baseball offers nostalgia and mythology.But the NBA is where the athletes rule, and the league will ascend only as high as its superstars can soar.Theyd soar higher if the NBA reduced the overall docket of 82 games in addition to the back-to-backs, but the nature of progress is incremental, especially when money is at stake. 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CINCINNATI -- Brandon Phillips drove in two runs with his second double of the game and the Cincinnati Reds rallied for a 3-2 victory over the Miami Marlins on Wednesday night.Billy Hamilton was on second base and Joey Votto on first after being walked intentionally in the seventh inning when Phillips lined a pitch from Nick Wittgen (3-2) to the gap in right-center field to drive in the go-ahead runs.Josh Smith (2-1) set up the comeback with two innings of scoreless relief after the Marlins had taken a 2-1 lead on third baseman Eugenio Suarezs two-out error of Marcell Ozunas routine grounder in the fifth. That allowed Christian Yelich to score from second.Blake Wood pitched a perfect eighth and Tony Cingrani retired the side in the ninth for his 15th save in 20 chances and second in two games.The loss cost Miami a chance to move into a three-way tie with San Francisco and Pittsburgh behind St. Louis in the National League wild-card standings.Andrew Cashner was in line for his first win for Miami in his fourth start since being acquired from San Diego on July 29. Cashner, who was 0-2 with a 6.61 ERA with the Marlins, allowed five hits and one run with four walks and one strikeout.Homer Bailey, making his fourth start overall and first at home since coming back from Tommy John surgery in May 2015, left trailing 2-1 after five innings. Camo Lions Jerseys. 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NEW YORK -- Helio Castroneves figures plenty of todays fans have never seen a driver win the Indianapolis 500 for a record-tying fourth time. Steelers Stitched Jerseys . He can change that Sunday. So could Dario Franchitti. Its been 22 years since Rick Mears became the third driver with four Indy 500 victories. He won No. 4 in 1991 to join A.J. Foyt and Al Unser in the exclusive club. This will be the first time since 1987 that two three-time winners will start the Indy 500. "What an incredible opportunity for the fans to have not only one but two guys trying to make history," Castroneves said Monday while promoting the race with Franchitti in New York City. "Forget about the names, forget about who it is. But imagine people who didnt even see the last time when the guy won four times." Scotlands Franchitti or Brazils Castroneves would be the first foreign-born four-time winner. Castroneves won his third in 2009, so hes now used to the pressure of trying to tie the record. Since then, Franchitti won No. 2 in 2010 and No. 3 last year. Castroneves qualified eighth, while Franchitti will start 17th after a frustrating day Saturday for Chip Ganassi Racing. Franchitti, a four-time IndyCar champion, wrecked early in the season opener and is just 15th in the standings. Then again, things didnt look much better a year ago -- and he went out and won. "Last year, we had an even worse start to the season," Franchitti said. "We were sitting here this time last year having qualified 16th, and we were thinking were in trouble. Honda brought an updated engine to the race, and all of a sudden were in the game." Franchitti, who turned 40 on Sunday, remembers when he thought hed retire at 35. Instead, much of his success has come after that age. All three Indy 500 victories were in the last six years. Another big milestone with the No. 4 in it could come a week after his birthday. But Franchitti wont try to put that accomplishment into context until it actually occurs. "To kind of tempt fate a little bit, and say what it would mean and what it would feel like and all that stuff, is kind of wasted energy right now," he said. The 38-year-old Castroneves, who earned his first two Indy 500 victories back-to-back in 2001-02, has the advantage of working with Mears on Team Penske. Mears won his first three in 1979, 1984 and 1988 before earning the record-tying victory three years later. Foyt and Unser had to wait much longer between Nos. 3 and 4 -- Foyts wins came in 1961, 1964, 1967 and 1977, with Unsers in 1970, 1971, 1978 and 1987. Compared to that, not much time has passed since Castroneves last victory. "If the preparations right, the opportunity right, its going to come up naturally," he said. Steelers Jerseys Store . 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Instead, the U.S. flamed out in two games, leaving disappointment, frustration and plenty of questions about the direction of the program.In the aftermath of a dominant, clinical performance by the tournament favorite and a lackluster showing by the U.S., top players were shell-shocked by the early exit.Two games here and youre done, said Kane, who doesnt have a goal in nine consecutive games in a Team USA uniform. Its just amazing. Its crazy the way hockey is. Its definitely frustrating being an American and having these opportunities and have nothing to show for it.A shutout at the hands of Team Europe, a group of players from eight countries, and then a mistake-prone loss to Canada was enough to keep the U.S. from reaching the semifinals. Canada and Europe clinched spots.What Kane called a dud against Europe put the U.S. in a must-win mode against its biggest rival. Regulation victories against Canada and the Czech Republic would have advanced the Americans. And now the final round-robin game between Team USA and Team Czech Republic on Thursday is a matchup of lame-duck teams.U.S. general manager Dean Lombardi said in June that his goal was to build a team that could beat Canada. The American roster, heavy on size and grit and light on speed and skill, was widely panned when it was announced, and it took more hits this week.You guys can beat up the roster all you want, U.S. coach John Tortorella said. You look at some of those players on our roster, there are some pretty good skilled players, and we just simply did not do enough offensively, and we self-inflicted quite a bit in two games.Tortorella said he is still waiting for the U.S. to generate some offense. It got an early goal on Tuesday by defenseman Ryan McDonagh and a late one by T.J. Oshie well after the game had been decided.Forwards Phil Kessel, Paul Stastny and Kyle Okposo, and defensemen Justin Faulk and Kevin Shattenkirk were among the players left off the roster who could have provided more offense.Minutes after the game went final, Kessel tweeted:It was just his third tweet in the past year, one of which was a picture of him raising the Stanley Cup. Authentic Steelers Jerseys. After mistakes led to two Canada goals by Matt Duchene and one each by Corey Perry and Patrice Bergeron, U.S. players brushed off Kessels tweet and criticism of the roster construction.Everyone that was here deserved it, said captain Joe Pavelski, who like Kane and fellow star Zach Parise struggled to generate scoring chances. Theres decisions made and thats the way they went, and thats the way that group was put together. It doesnt matter who has here or who wasnt. It was a job for us to get it done, and we were not good enough.The U.S. continued to be not good enough against Canada, falling to 1-5 against the worlds top hockey power dating to the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. On Tuesday night, Canada was the better team from about the five-minute mark on, getting two goals 14 seconds apart to move past McDonaghs score and benefiting from 34 saves by Carey Price.Prices international shutout streak ended at 228:41, but Canada got the job done.There was times tonight that I didnt think we were even close to being as good as were capable of being, Canada coach Mike Babcock said. We werent as good as were capable of being tonight.The U.S. was not nearly as good as it was capable of, despite the star power left at home. Defenseman Dustin Byfuglien left Duchene alone on his first goal, and winger Max Pacioretty failed to clear the puck on his second; they were the kinds of mistakes no team can make against Canada.It was very important that if they were going to get something, they had to earn it, Tortorella said. I thought we had a good start, but we gave them a couple of freebies there, and you just cant do that.Goaltender Jonathan Quick continued his strong international play, stopping 30 shots to keep the score from being even more lopsided. But like Kessel sitting at home with his dog, Quick couldnt get goals at the other end to keep the U.S. from another head-shaking loss.I feel like we let our country down, we let ourselves down, defenseman Ryan Suter said. 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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. Pink Browns Jerseys . -- Monk Bonasorte, the former Florida State All-America defensive back who was the schools senior associate director of athletics, died Saturday night from brain cancer. He was 59.Bonasortes son, T.J., posted news of the death on Facebook on Sunday morning and it was confirmed by the university.Bonasorte played from 1977-80 and finished with 15 interceptions, which is second in school history. He was a third-team selection to the Associated Press All-America team in 1979 and was inducted into FSUs Hall of Fame in 2005.Bonasorte joined the athletic department in 2008 overseeing internal operations for football and womens soccer.Nobody cared more about Florida State University and its student-athletes than Monk. He dedicated his life to Florida State and was a pillar of strength for our football program during the last year, coach Jimbo Fisher said in a statement.Bonasorte is survived by wife Beverly and sons, T.J. and Rocky. Elite Browns Jerseys . By having more great seasons. Manning was the only unanimous choice for the 2013 Associated Press NFL All-Pro team Friday. Cheap Browns Jerseys . According the Toronto Star, a knee injury will keep Sundin out of the lineup, which includes former teammates Gary Roberts, Darcy Tucker, Tie Domi and Curtis Joseph. . In what the team had called a retirement, Ryan said Thursday that he is resigning as chief executive of the Rangers in a move effective at the end of this month. YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Hunter Wells threw two touchdown passes and the defense made two stands in the closing minutes to give Youngstown State a 21-14 win over Southern Illinois on Saturday.Jody Webb rushed for a career-high 167 yards on 21 carries, including two long runs that set up scores for the Penguins (7-3, 5-2 Missouri Valley), who finished perfect at home for the fifth time in school history.Webb had a 24-yard scamper after a short punt set the Penguins up at midfield. Wells followed that with a swing pass that Darien Townsend turned into a 10-yard score with 4:59 to pplay. Throwback Browns Jerseys. outhern Illinois (3-7, 1-6) then marched inside the Youngstown 10 before throwing three straight incompletions. Given one last chance after a punt, the Salukis reached the Penguins 35 and Sam Straubs Hail Mary pass was caught by Israel Lamprakes at the 5 as time ran out.Southern Illinois had two long scoring drives in the second half after trailing 14-0 at halftime as Straub, in his second start, threw for a career-high 366 yards. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '

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