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CLEVELAND -- Heres how Derrick Rose summed up his first night as a New York Knick: Thank God this is the first game. Cheap Browns Jerseys .Rose and the Knicks fell to the defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers?117-88 on Tuesday in their season opener. It was an ugly debut for the new-look Knicks, but head coach Jeff Hornacek saw some positive moments for Rose.He had that good explosion, Hornacek said of Rose, who scored 17 points (7-for-17 shooting) in 29 minutes. Hes just got to figure out all of the stuff that were doing, and hell be a big part of our team and really help us.Rose noted after the game that hes still getting acclimated to the Knicks offense. In particular, hes still getting used to the portions of the offense that employ the triangle, Phil Jacksons signature approach.Towards the end, when you saw us running it, it was just us trying to get used to it so its not that foreign, Rose said. We got a lot of room to make up on that side of the ball too.Rose, who missed two weeks of the preseason while attending a civil trial in Los Angeles, is optimistic that hell ultimately be productive in the offense.I got to find a way, and Im going to find a way, Rose said. Thats what being great is all about.Its worth noting, though, that Rose said he would prefer running pick-and-rolls throughout the course of a game. The pick-and-roll isnt run as often in the triangle as it is in most current NBA offenses.?That might be one of the biggest adjustments for Rose in New York.I got to find a way. Theres no way around it, Rose said of succeeding in the triangle.Carmelo Anthony was asked if he felt the Knicks needed to allow Rose to run more pick-and-roll early in the season, as he gets acclimated to what the Knicks are running.We want guys to feel comfortable with kind of who they are, Anthony said. We dont want to try to change anybodys game. If Derrick feels comfortable being up there in high pick-and-roll, thats his game. You cant take him away from that.You want to utilize guys strengths. Thats who he is, thats who hes always been. We want to rely on that. We dont want to take that away from him.The Knicks also had a tough time on defense Tuesday, allowing Cleveland to shoot 49 percent from the floor. Rose said he wouldve liked New York to be a bit more physical with the Cavs, particularly on fast breaks.We got to foul. Not put them down, but for sure, we have to foul them in the open court to make sure [they dont] get the crowd into the game, he said.Despite Tuesdays struggles, Rose is optimistic that the Knicks will be able to figure things out. Tuesday was the first game in which the Knicks starting five (Anthony, Rose, Joakim Noah, Courtney Lee, Kristaps Porzingis) shared the floor.It takes us coming together and learning from our mistakes, Rose said. We got so much room to improve. We have so much that we have to figure out, and we just cant do it after one game. Its a progression. Youth Browns Jerseys . In the lead up - which seemed to begin the moment Mike Geiger blew the whistle in Houston last Thursday night - the Impact rumour mill went into overdrive. The speculation went into meltdown mode, of the golden nugget variety. Browns Jerseys Outlet . A forerunning sled crashed into the worker Thursday at the Sanki Sliding Center. The unidentified worker broke both legs and was airlifted to a nearby hospital. http://www.cheapbrownsjerseyschina.com/ . With their top three point guards and Kobe Bryant all sidelined by injury, the Lakers signed Marshall out of the D-League on Friday before their home game against Minnesota. 3 Pakistan openers who scored a fifty in their maiden Test innings in England. Before Sami Aslam made 82 in his first innings, Saeed Anwar had made 74 at Lords in 1996 and Mohammad Hafeez scored 95 at The Oval in 2006. Aslams 82 is the fourth-highest by a Pakistan batsman in his maiden Test innings in England.3 Centuries by Pakistans No. 3 in Tests outside Asia since 2000. The last two centuries, before Azhar Alis in this match, were both by Younis Khan a decade ago. He made 106 at Sabina Park in 2005 and 173 at at Headingley in 2006.15 Prior to this Test, the average score by Pakistans top three against England in England since 2010. In 36 innings across six Tests in this period, there was not a single fifty-plus score; the highest was 48. Also, none of the top three had aggregated more than 100 runs in any of the 12 innings. However, in this innings, two of their top-three made fifty-plus scores and aggregated 211 runs.1982 Last time an opener younger than Sami Aslam, who is currently 20 years and 235 days, made a half-century in Test in England. Ravi Shastri scored 66 at The Oval on that tour, at the age of 20 years, 42 days. Sami Aslam is the fifth-youngest opener to score a half-century in England.181 Runs added by Sami Aslam and Azhar Ali for the second wicket, the second-highest for Pakistan against England. Only the 291-run stand between Mushtaq Mohammad and Zaheer Abbas, also at Edgbaston in 1971, is higher than this.1983 Last time Pakistans second wicket added more than 150 runs in a Test outside of Asia (excluding Zimbabwe). Mohsin Khan and Qasim Umar added 233 at the Adelaide Oval back in December 1983. This was only the fouurth 150-plus partnership for Pakistans second wicket in Tests outside Asia (excluding Zimbabwe). Buy Cheap Browns Jerseys. 8Runs scored by Azhar Ali in his last seven Test innings, before this century. He made five single-digit scores in those innings with a highest of 34. In his last seven innings against England, including the tour of UAE in October and November, he had made 73 runs, and 66 in his last seven innings in England, dating back to the 2010 tour.7Teams against which James Anderson has taken 50 or more Test wickets. Hafeezs dismissal was his 50th wicket against Pakistan. He now has 50 or more wickets against all teams except Bangladesh and Zimbabwe, way ahead of Ian Botham, who managed the feat against four opponents. Only Muttiah Muralitharan - against all nine teams - has taken 50-plus wickets against more teams than Anderson, while Anil Kumble also took that many against seven teams.144 The previous highest second-wicket partnership for Pakistan after losing the first wicket for no runs, by Taufeeq Umar and Younis Khan against West Indies in Sharjah in 2001-02. Aslam and Alis stand is the fourth century stand for Pakistan after losing the first wicket without a run on the board.20.67 Hafeezs average in Tests outside Asia - the lowest by a Pakistan batsman playing 25 or more innings in a top-six position. He has made just two fifty-plus scores in 32 innings outside Asia, the last of which came in 2011 against Zimbabwe. He does, however, average 50.16 in 63 innings in Asia with eight centuries and 11 fifties. 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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MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. Womens Rangers Jerseys . -- The Miami Dolphins left Ben Roethlisberger limping, and the rest of the Pittsburgh Steelers didnt look much better.Roethlisberger missed one series because of a left knee injury and was held to 189 yards passing, and Miami won 30-15 Sunday.Jay Ajayi rushed for 204 yards and two scores on 25 carries for the Dolphins (2-4).No need to sugarcoat, Pittsburgh coach Mike Tomlin said. We got beat soundly.The Steelers (4-2) had scored 74 points in their previous two games, but were outgained 474-297. Miami quarterback Ryan Tannehill said he was buoyed to see two Pittsburgh defenders become sick to their stomach late in the first half as players dealt with the 80-degree heat.Its definitely a glimpse of what we can do, Tannehill said. Now we just have to show up every week like this.Roethlisberger finished 19 for 34 with two interceptions. He hobbled to the locker room and missed one series late in the second quarter when he hyperextended his knee scrambling on a play that resulted in an interception by Reshad Jones.After the game, Roethlisberger had ice on both knees and a bruise in the middle of his back. An MRI on his knee was planned.It happened before I threw the ball, Roethlisberger said. I felt something funny in my knee. Well pray its nothing too serious.Roethlisberger also tweaked his right knee on the Steelers final play.He had only 83 yards passing with 5 minutes left before he drove Pittsburgh 97 yards for a touchdown that made it 23-15. Miami recovered the ensuing onside kick, and on the next play Ajayi scored on a 62-yard run.Pittsburghs only other touchdown came in the first quarter when Darrius Heyward-Bey scored on a 60-yard end around. Antonio Brown, the NFLs leading receiver, was held to four receptions for 39 yards. Teammate Sammie Coates, playing with a hand injury, didnt have a catch.The Dolphins were one-touchdown underdogs at home, but the score could have been more lopsided had they not repeatedly squandered chances in the red zone. They had a 13-minute advantage in time of possession in the biggest win yet for first-year coach Adam Gase.I think what today proved to a lot of our guys and coaches what you possibly could be, Gase said. But this league is week to week. Once we hit next Sunday, nobody is going to care about what we did this week.GOOD BLOCKINGThe Dolphins started the game with their top five offensive linemen on the field together for the first time this year. How much difference did that make?You tell me, Gase said. A lot, right? It makes a big difference when we have holes and the quarterback is not on his back.The Steelers failed to sack Tannehill after he was taken down six times a week earlier against Tennessee. Second-year pro Ajayi took advantage by surpassing 100 yards rushing for the first time.TANNEHILLS DAYTannehill, booed by fans a week ago, drew only cheers while going 24 for 32 for 252 yards, including a pair of long throws.He slipped from the grasp of 352-pound Daniel McCullers to throw a 53-yard pass to MarQueis Gray that set up a field goal. Tannehills 39-yard pass to Jarvis Landry set up Miamis first touchdown with 21 seconds left in the first half for a 16-8 lead.DIVIDED ALLEGIANCES?The crowd appeared evenly divided early, with many fans waving yellow towels for every play that went the visitors way. But as Miami pulled away in the second half, it seemed the entire stadium was singing the Dolphins fight song.MISSED CHANCESTwice Miami settled for a field goal after it appeared Tannehill had thrown a touchdown pass. DeVante Parker dropped a throw in the end zone, and a TD catch by Dominque Jones was negated by a penalty for illegal formation.Andrew Franks kicked three field goals, but missed a 50-yarder and had a 24-yarder blocked.INJURY REPORTDolphins: CB Tony Lippett left with a hamstring injury. TE Dion Sims was evaluated for a possible concussion.---AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and http://twitter.com/AP-NFL---Follow Steven Wine on Twitter: http://twitter.com/Steve-Wine. His work can be found at http://bigstory.ap.org/content/steven-wine Adidas Rangers Jerseys . The Dutchmans tenure got off to a poor start when referee Guido Winkmann awarded a penalty within two minutes for Niklas Starks clumsy challenge on Alexandru Maxim. Rangers Jerseys From China . The formidable trio of Canadian receivers -- individually known as Chris Getzlaf, Rob Bagg and Andy Fantuz -- will share the field at Mosaic Stadium one more time on Sunday. http://www.cheaprangersjerseyschina.com/ . The Clippers were angry about blowing a big lead; the Kings didnt like being in that kind of hole and nearly digging themselves out only to lose. SOUTHWICK, Mass. -- Eli Tomac won the Red Bull Southwick National on Saturday for his first victory of the season, sweeping the 450 Class motos.It was Tomacs first win since the second round of the 2015 season and No. 4 for his career. It also was his first victory with Monster Energy Kawasaki, giving the team its first victory since the final round of the 2013 season.Ken Roczen finished second and leads the 450 Class standings by 47 points over Tomaac. Wholesale Rangers Jerseys. It was the first time this season that Roczen failed to win a moto.In the 250 Class, Cooper Webb earned his third straight overall victory, extending his championship points lead.The Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship continues next weekend for the eighth round of the 2016 season in Millville, Minnesota. 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MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. Womens Rangers Jerseys . -- The Miami Dolphins left Ben Roethlisberger limping, and the rest of the Pittsburgh Steelers didnt look much better.Roethlisberger missed one series because of a left knee injury and was held to 189 yards passing, and Miami won 30-15 Sunday.Jay Ajayi rushed for 204 yards and two scores on 25 carries for the Dolphins (2-4).No need to sugarcoat, Pittsburgh coach Mike Tomlin said. We got beat soundly.The Steelers (4-2) had scored 74 points in their previous two games, but were outgained 474-297. Miami quarterback Ryan Tannehill said he was buoyed to see two Pittsburgh defenders become sick to their stomach late in the first half as players dealt with the 80-degree heat.Its definitely a glimpse of what we can do, Tannehill said. Now we just have to show up every week like this.Roethlisberger finished 19 for 34 with two interceptions. He hobbled to the locker room and missed one series late in the second quarter when he hyperextended his knee scrambling on a play that resulted in an interception by Reshad Jones.After the game, Roethlisberger had ice on both knees and a bruise in the middle of his back. An MRI on his knee was planned.It happened before I threw the ball, Roethlisberger said. I felt something funny in my knee. Well pray its nothing too serious.Roethlisberger also tweaked his right knee on the Steelers final play.He had only 83 yards passing with 5 minutes left before he drove Pittsburgh 97 yards for a touchdown that made it 23-15. Miami recovered the ensuing onside kick, and on the next play Ajayi scored on a 62-yard run.Pittsburghs only other touchdown came in the first quarter when Darrius Heyward-Bey scored on a 60-yard end around. Antonio Brown, the NFLs leading receiver, was held to four receptions for 39 yards. Teammate Sammie Coates, playing with a hand injury, didnt have a catch.The Dolphins were one-touchdown underdogs at home, but the score could have been more lopsided had they not repeatedly squandered chances in the red zone. They had a 13-minute advantage in time of possession in the biggest win yet for first-year coach Adam Gase.I think what today proved to a lot of our guys and coaches what you possibly could be, Gase said. But this league is week to week. Once we hit next Sunday, nobody is going to care about what we did this week.GOOD BLOCKINGThe Dolphins started the game with their top five offensive linemen on the field together for the first time this year. How much difference did that make?You tell me, Gase said. A lot, right? It makes a big difference when we have holes and the quarterback is not on his back.The Steelers failed to sack Tannehill after he was taken down six times a week earlier against Tennessee. Second-year pro Ajayi took advantage by surpassing 100 yards rushing for the first time.TANNEHILLS DAYTannehill, booed by fans a week ago, drew only cheers while going 24 for 32 for 252 yards, including a pair of long throws.He slipped from the grasp of 352-pound Daniel McCullers to throw a 53-yard pass to MarQueis Gray that set up a field goal. Tannehills 39-yard pass to Jarvis Landry set up Miamis first touchdown with 21 seconds left in the first half for a 16-8 lead.DIVIDED ALLEGIANCES?The crowd appeared evenly divided early, with many fans waving yellow towels for every play that went the visitors way. But as Miami pulled away in the second half, it seemed the entire stadium was singing the Dolphins fight song.MISSED CHANCESTwice Miami settled for a field goal after it appeared Tannehill had thrown a touchdown pass. DeVante Parker dropped a throw in the end zone, and a TD catch by Dominque Jones was negated by a penalty for illegal formation.Andrew Franks kicked three field goals, but missed a 50-yarder and had a 24-yarder blocked.INJURY REPORTDolphins: CB Tony Lippett left with a hamstring injury. TE Dion Sims was evaluated for a possible concussion.---AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and http://twitter.com/AP-NFL---Follow Steven Wine on Twitter: http://twitter.com/Steve-Wine. His work can be found at http://bigstory.ap.org/content/steven-wine Adidas Rangers Jerseys . The Dutchmans tenure got off to a poor start when referee Guido Winkmann awarded a penalty within two minutes for Niklas Starks clumsy challenge on Alexandru Maxim. Rangers Jerseys From China . The formidable trio of Canadian receivers -- individually known as Chris Getzlaf, Rob Bagg and Andy Fantuz -- will share the field at Mosaic Stadium one more time on Sunday. http://www.cheaprangersjerseyschina.com/ . The Clippers were angry about blowing a big lead; the Kings didnt like being in that kind of hole and nearly digging themselves out only to lose. SOUTHWICK, Mass. -- Eli Tomac won the Red Bull Southwick National on Saturday for his first victory of the season, sweeping the 450 Class motos.It was Tomacs first win since the second round of the 2015 season and No. 4 for his career. It also was his first victory with Monster Energy Kawasaki, giving the team its first victory since the final round of the 2013 season.Ken Roczen finished second and leads the 450 Class standings by 47 points over Tomaac. Wholesale Rangers Jerseys. It was the first time this season that Roczen failed to win a moto.In the 250 Class, Cooper Webb earned his third straight overall victory, extending his championship points lead.The Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship continues next weekend for the eighth round of the 2016 season in Millville, Minnesota. 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HUNTSVILLE, Texas -- Cameron Delaney nailed 5 of 6 from long distance for 19 points as Sam Houston State dominated the second half to roll over NAIA LSU-Shreveport 91-59 on Saturday night. Adidas Panthers Jerseys .Dakarai Henderson added 12 points as 12 Bearkats put points on the board. John Dewey III had eight points with four steals and five assists.Sam Houston State (5-3), which has won four of its last six games, led by just one at the break, 34-33. The Bearkats started the second half on an 11-1 run and led 52-40 midway through the second half. A Delaney trey with 8:39 left started a 14-1 run and Sam Houston State coasted to the win.The Bearkats shot 51.6 percent (33-64) from the floor while limiting LSU Shreveport to 21-of-59 shooting. Sam Houston also won the rebound battle 49-29.Rashard Owens led the Pilots with 13 points and Benjamin Batts added 10. Cheap Panthers Jerseys . The scientists believe the small earthquake during a Marshawn Lynch touchdown was likely greater than Lynchs famous "beast quake" touchdown run three years ago, which also came against New Orleans during a playoff game. Panthers Jerseys Outlet .J. -- Pitcher Carl Pavano is retiring after 14 major league seasons. http://www.cheapfloridapanthersjerseyschina.com/ . Once again, DeLaet finished tied for second at a PGA Tour stop on the weekend, this time at the Waste Management Phoenix Open. The pride of Weyburn, Sask. Russell Wilson is 5-0 in his Monday Night Football career. Only Neil ODonnell (7-0) and Bob Griese (6-0) have had better starts to their Monday Night Footbaall careers. Discount Panthers Jerseys. 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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Western Sydney refuse to be drawn into Sydney FCs pre-derby sledging, preferring to focus on a match they say could set up their A-League season. Buy Cheap Falcons Jerseys .The Sky Blues threw the first verbal fireballs before Saturday nights headline opening-round fixture at ANZ Stadium, when coach Graham Arnold claimed the Wanderers home venue actually belonged to the Sky Blues on the basis theyd played more games there.Captain Alex Brosque then stepped up the heat by revealing that before every derby, he told his teammates to hate every single one of them.But two days out from Saturday nights cross-city showdown, feisty Wanderers striker Brendon Santalab backed away from adding his own two cents.Theres a red and black net here so its clear to see were at home, Santalab said on Thursday.I dont know where Arnie pulled that one from. He loves a pre-game banter.We wont buy into that - were very focused on what we have to do.Its our job to play; sledging has never been a part of me before games - its all about preparation and focus.Bosquey is a great guy. To hear him say that is a little bit disappointing, maybe because his family follow the Wanderers - Im not too sure.Santalab predicted an epic night in front of a crowd likely to break the attendance record for a club football game in Australia.It also shapes as one with much at stake given Western Sydney have never won a first- or second-round fixture.Tony Popovics 2015-16 grand finalists enter the clubs fifth campaign with yet another revamped squad who suffered a shock 4-1 FFA Cup quarter-final shellacking last month to Melbourne City.Whether new faces can gel as well as Sydney appear to have done already will be key.If you win round one, you take a lot of confidence into the season, Santalab said.If you lose, it could set you back a little bit.Off-season recruit Sydney defender Michael Zullo played in two Melbourne derbies last season for former club City.But the 28-year-old left-back was expecting extra emotion on Saturday.Ive spoken to players who have played in both the Melbourne and Sydney derby, and a lot of people say this ones got a bit more feeling in it, Zullo said.Maybe its representative of the city itself. Discount Falcons Jerseys . -- Hunter Smith scored the winner with just 12 seconds remaining in the third period as the Oshawa Generals edged the host Sarnia Sting 5-4 on Friday in Ontario Hockey League action. Falcons Jerseys Outlet . By having more great seasons. Manning was the only unanimous choice for the 2013 Associated Press NFL All-Pro team Friday. http://www.cheapfalconsjerseyschina.com/ . Brazilian national coach Luiz Felipe Scolari has confirmed that the veteran goalkeeper is set to join Toronto on loan, saying it will help him be ready for the World Cup. HOUSTON -- John Lackeys solid start wasnt enough for a win.Rookie Alex Bregman homered, Collin McHugh combined with his bullpen on a two-hitter and the Houston Astros beat the Chicago Cubs 2-1 Saturday.Lackey (9-8) gave up two runs, four hits and three walks in six innings for the NL Central leaders, who are a big league-beat 90-51. He had been 2-0 in his last four starts.I definitely havent had much luck with the wins and losses this year, Lackey said.After the game, the 37-year-old right-hander refused to respond to questions about his shoulder, which prevented him from pitching for the Cubs between Aug. 14 and Sept. 4.Are you serious? Lackey said. Ive been pitching for 15 years. There is no such thing as not feeling anything. I havent not felt anything probably since the 90s.Chicago batters struggled, striking out 12 times.We need to move the baseball and put runners in scoring position, or just move the baseball in general, Cubs manager Joe Maddon said. Their pitchers were really good today.Bregman put the Astros ahead with an opposite-field home run to right-center against Lackey in a two-run third.Decent pitch and good hit by the kid, Lackey said.McHugh (10-10) won his third straight decision, allowing one run and two hits in five innings. Chris Devenski, Will Harris, Luke Gregerson and Ken Giles combined for hitless relief.Ken Giles survived a shaky ninth to earn his 10th save. He walked Anthony Rizzo leading off, and pinch-runner Matt Szczur advanced on a wild pitch. Jorge Soler struck out and Szczur crossed to third on Miguel Monteros groundout. Giles then struck out Willson Contreras.Jose Altuve, in an 0-for-12 slide, followed Bregmans homer by reaching on his second bunt single of the season, beating third baseman Kris Bryants throw. Falcons Jerseys From China. Yulieski Gurriel singled him to third, and Gonzalez bunted to third as Altuve scored.Two bunts, Lackey said, youd like for that not to cause you a game.Contreras fourth-inning sacrifice fly scored Soler, who beat the offline throw from right fielder George Springer.Houston could have extended the lead in the seventh, but Springer was thrown out at the plate by when he tried to score from first on Bregmans bloop single to right center.Right fielder Jason Heyward threw to shortstop Javier Baez, who relayed to Contreras for the tag. The call by plate umpire Mark Carlson was upheld in a video review.PIGSKIN IN HIS MINDWith the Chicago Bears in town to face the Texans on Sunday, Maddon offered a lengthy scouting report of NFL-caliber talent in his clubhouse.Were very athletic, said Maddon, who was quick to offer as proof infielder Addison Russell, who played high school football in Florida. I think he would be outstanding.Others to consider include outfielders Jason Heyward -- put a couple more pounds on him; put him at tight end, Maddon said -- and Soler.Thats like the next Lawrence Taylor right there, Maddon said of Soler.Jason Hammel or Jake Arrieta for quarterback?Hammel, honestly, Maddon said. Watch him throw a football its pretty.UP NEXTRHP Mike Fiers (10-6) looks to improve to 4-1 in his career against the Cubs when he starts Sundays series finale. Chicago starts RHP Jake Arrieta (16-6), who is 10-2 in 13 road starts this season. He will face Houston for the first time. 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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STONY BROOK, N. Cheap Oilers Jerseys .Y. -- Brittney Sykes scored 19 points and No. 14 Syracuse forced 34 turnovers in beating Stony Brook 78-60 on Friday night.Sykes scored 12 points and Alexis Peterson 10 of her 16 in the first half when the Orange (3-0) built a 40-30 lead, which they extended to 19 with a 26-point third quarter.Syracuse came in No. 1 nationally in turnovers forced at 38 per game. They turned the Seawolves mistakes into 36 points.Isabella Slim added 12 points and Briana Day 10 for Syracuse, which was only 6 of 23 from 3-point range but had 16 offensive rebounds in outscoring Stony Brook 38-12 in the paint.Davion Wingate made all eight of her free throws and scored 16 points with Kori Bayne-Walker adding 15 for the Seawolves (0-3).Of some consolation for the Seawolves is the Orange failed to score at least 90 points as they did in their first two games. Wholesale Oilers Jerseys . LOUIS -- Mike Smith is used to facing plenty of shots, so this was nothing new. Womens Oilers Jerseys . 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. http://www.cheapoilersjerseyschina.com/ . What general manager Dave Nonis called "short and productive" negotiations ended with Kessel signing a US$64-million, eight-year contract on Tuesday. There is only pride at stake in tonights NRL clash between Parramatta and St George Illawarra, but UBET customers expect the Eels to end the tumultuous 2016 in a blaze of glory; their price has continued to firm all week to sit at $1.45.Parramatta have been able to lift above the problems they have had whereas the Dragons ($2.80) have had trouble scoring points alll year. Youth Oilers Jerseys. The bulk of the money is for the Eels to get beyond the handicap of 6 points, and there has also been a good push for the under 38.5 points in the game total, but that has been popular all year when the Dragons play. 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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PROVIDENCE, R. Womens Redskins Jerseys .I. -- Jalen Lindsey had three 3-pointers and scored 16 points and Providence defeated Wagner 76-54 on Saturday for the Friars fifth straight win.Wagner (3-6) never recovered from a nearly 13-minute scoreless span in the first half. Leading 10-4, the Seahawks went 0 for 16 with seven turnovers. During that time, the Friars (9-2) went on a 31-0 run with nine points by Lindsey and seven from Alpha Diallo.Providence opened the second half with a 3-pointer by Lindsey and a bucket from Rodney Bullock to go up 30, 50-20. The Seahawks didnt get closer than 28 after that until the final minute.Emmitt Holt added 11 points and Kyron Cartwright had 11 assists, one shy of his career high, for the Friars.Elijah Davis had 13 points and nine rebounds for Wagner, which shot just 25 percent in the first half and finished at 33.3 percent. Cheap Redskins Jerseys . The return match will take place next Wednesday. Udinese leads Fiorentina 2-1 in the other semifinal. 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Vancouver has gone 7-0-3 at home. Knighton sports a 6-2-2 mark and two shutouts. "All you can ask for is a chance, and its what you do with that chance," said Knighton after practice on the clubs home turf Friday. "You try and make the most of it and try and show people that have written you off that you deserve to be here, and youre a No. 1 in this league." Knighton was released by Philadelphia after playing just eight games in 2010, his first and only season with the club. He posted a respectable, albeit unspectacular 3-3-1 record during that span. The Union put him on waivers, but there were no takers, and Knighton was forced to play the next season in a lower-tier circuit with the Carolina RailHawks. Current Vancouver coach Martin Rennie guided Carolina that season and, after watching Knighton play every minute of the campaign, brought him to the Whitecaps in 2012. Knighton, a 28-year-old Hickory, N.C., native, was never drafted by a Major League Soccer club but he has fought his way to starting status last season, when he played in Vancouvers first playoff game, and again this season after Joe Cannon, now the third-stringer, began the campaign as No. 1. Accordingly, the opportunity to play against the Union is highly meaningful to Knighton. "I pride myself on how hard Ive worked to get where I was, and all the obstacles that Ive had to come through," said Knighton, who entered the pro ranks after four seasons as a starter with the University of North Carolina-Wilmington. "And to be able to find a place where Ive been able to get a good run of games and show my capabilities as a starting keeper in this league has been fantastic for me, and its helped my confidence tremendously." But Knightons run could come to an end if he cant help his current club succeed against his old one. The Whitecaps signed Danish goalkeeper David Ousted, who became eligible to play July 9. Ousted has been waiting in the wings since then as Knighton enjoyed centre stage. Knighton has helped the Whitecaps stay unbeatten in six of their last seven games, but the Caps are coming off a road loss to Los Angeles last weekend. Redskins Jerseys From China. Ousted, who was signed after the Whitecaps traded defender Alain Rochat to D.C. United to clear cap space, reportedly earns much more than Knightons $66,000 annual base pay. So Rennie, who has praised Knightons play in recent weeks, could be compelled to make a switch if the Whitecaps are not successful this weekend. But Knighton, who was also cast adrift by New England following the 2009 season, is determined to keep his place after going down and up the pro soccer ladder. "Obviously, (succeeding) at the lower level is something a bit different than doing it at the higher level," he said. "Ive been fortunate this year and last year to get a chance at a higher level. Im just trying to make the most of it and show people that I deserve to be here for a long time." Meanwhile, striker Kenny Miller is also looking to excel after he signed a rare six-month contract extension this week. "Obviously, thats a mark now that has been put to rest," said Miller, who has six goals in the 11 games in which he has played this season. ... I can just concentrate on the football now, the game (Saturday) and our undefeated home record and, hopefully, continue our good momentum at home as well and get another three points, which should push us up the table and get us to where we feel we should be ... which is the top of the league." Meanwhile, Whitecaps striker Darren Mattocks has been sidelined indefinitely with a knee injury. Rennie said Mattocks underwent arthroscopic knee surgery Thursday. The coach said the team does not put a time frame on recoveries, but he does not expect the Jamaican international to miss extended time. Mattocks has struggled in his second MLS season after leading the club with seven goals as a rookie. He has started just six of the 13 games in which he has appeared, recording three goals and one assist. Notes: Whitecaps defender Jordan Harvey will also get a chance to play against his former Philadelphia squad. ... Former Whitecap Sebastien Le Toux will suit up for the Union. He spent part of last season with the Whitecaps after being acquired in a trade from Philadelphia. The Frenchman leads the league in assists with nine. ... Whitecaps central defender Andy OBrien (hamstring) is not expected to play. ... Vancouver captain Jay DeMerit (torn Achilles tendon) has resumed training with the team, but is not expected back until late-August. 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PROVIDENCE, R. Womens Redskins Jerseys .I. -- Jalen Lindsey had three 3-pointers and scored 16 points and Providence defeated Wagner 76-54 on Saturday for the Friars fifth straight win.Wagner (3-6) never recovered from a nearly 13-minute scoreless span in the first half. Leading 10-4, the Seahawks went 0 for 16 with seven turnovers. During that time, the Friars (9-2) went on a 31-0 run with nine points by Lindsey and seven from Alpha Diallo.Providence opened the second half with a 3-pointer by Lindsey and a bucket from Rodney Bullock to go up 30, 50-20. The Seahawks didnt get closer than 28 after that until the final minute.Emmitt Holt added 11 points and Kyron Cartwright had 11 assists, one shy of his career high, for the Friars.Elijah Davis had 13 points and nine rebounds for Wagner, which shot just 25 percent in the first half and finished at 33.3 percent. Cheap Redskins Jerseys . The return match will take place next Wednesday. Udinese leads Fiorentina 2-1 in the other semifinal. Napoli staged a second-half comeback from two goals down after Gervinhos opener and a stunning strike from Kevin Strootman. Wholesale Redskins Jerseys . -- Aaron Murray threw for 408 yards and three touchdowns, ran for another score, and led No. http://www.cheapredskinsjerseyschina.com/ . Darren Helm scored on Detroits sixth attempt in the shootout and then Jonas Gustavsson stopped Andrew Shaws shot, lifting the Detroit Red Wings to a 5-4 win over the Chicago Blackhawks on Wednesday night. VANCOUVER -- Brad Knighton was used sparingly during his time with the Philadelphia Union. Now he has a chance to show them what they missed. Knighton is slated to start against his former squad for the first time Saturday as the Vancouver Whitecaps host the Union at B.C. Place Stadium. If all goes according to plan, the goalkeeper will attempt to keep the Whitecaps (9-6-5) unbeaten at home against the Union (8-6-7), which is in contention for top spot in the Eastern Conference. Vancouver has gone 7-0-3 at home. Knighton sports a 6-2-2 mark and two shutouts. "All you can ask for is a chance, and its what you do with that chance," said Knighton after practice on the clubs home turf Friday. "You try and make the most of it and try and show people that have written you off that you deserve to be here, and youre a No. 1 in this league." Knighton was released by Philadelphia after playing just eight games in 2010, his first and only season with the club. He posted a respectable, albeit unspectacular 3-3-1 record during that span. The Union put him on waivers, but there were no takers, and Knighton was forced to play the next season in a lower-tier circuit with the Carolina RailHawks. Current Vancouver coach Martin Rennie guided Carolina that season and, after watching Knighton play every minute of the campaign, brought him to the Whitecaps in 2012. Knighton, a 28-year-old Hickory, N.C., native, was never drafted by a Major League Soccer club but he has fought his way to starting status last season, when he played in Vancouvers first playoff game, and again this season after Joe Cannon, now the third-stringer, began the campaign as No. 1. Accordingly, the opportunity to play against the Union is highly meaningful to Knighton. "I pride myself on how hard Ive worked to get where I was, and all the obstacles that Ive had to come through," said Knighton, who entered the pro ranks after four seasons as a starter with the University of North Carolina-Wilmington. "And to be able to find a place where Ive been able to get a good run of games and show my capabilities as a starting keeper in this league has been fantastic for me, and its helped my confidence tremendously." But Knightons run could come to an end if he cant help his current club succeed against his old one. The Whitecaps signed Danish goalkeeper David Ousted, who became eligible to play July 9. Ousted has been waiting in the wings since then as Knighton enjoyed centre stage. Knighton has helped the Whitecaps stay unbeatten in six of their last seven games, but the Caps are coming off a road loss to Los Angeles last weekend. Redskins Jerseys From China. Ousted, who was signed after the Whitecaps traded defender Alain Rochat to D.C. United to clear cap space, reportedly earns much more than Knightons $66,000 annual base pay. So Rennie, who has praised Knightons play in recent weeks, could be compelled to make a switch if the Whitecaps are not successful this weekend. But Knighton, who was also cast adrift by New England following the 2009 season, is determined to keep his place after going down and up the pro soccer ladder. "Obviously, (succeeding) at the lower level is something a bit different than doing it at the higher level," he said. "Ive been fortunate this year and last year to get a chance at a higher level. Im just trying to make the most of it and show people that I deserve to be here for a long time." Meanwhile, striker Kenny Miller is also looking to excel after he signed a rare six-month contract extension this week. "Obviously, thats a mark now that has been put to rest," said Miller, who has six goals in the 11 games in which he has played this season. ... I can just concentrate on the football now, the game (Saturday) and our undefeated home record and, hopefully, continue our good momentum at home as well and get another three points, which should push us up the table and get us to where we feel we should be ... which is the top of the league." Meanwhile, Whitecaps striker Darren Mattocks has been sidelined indefinitely with a knee injury. Rennie said Mattocks underwent arthroscopic knee surgery Thursday. The coach said the team does not put a time frame on recoveries, but he does not expect the Jamaican international to miss extended time. Mattocks has struggled in his second MLS season after leading the club with seven goals as a rookie. He has started just six of the 13 games in which he has appeared, recording three goals and one assist. Notes: Whitecaps defender Jordan Harvey will also get a chance to play against his former Philadelphia squad. ... Former Whitecap Sebastien Le Toux will suit up for the Union. He spent part of last season with the Whitecaps after being acquired in a trade from Philadelphia. The Frenchman leads the league in assists with nine. ... Whitecaps central defender Andy OBrien (hamstring) is not expected to play. ... Vancouver captain Jay DeMerit (torn Achilles tendon) has resumed training with the team, but is not expected back until late-August. 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What do you need to know about the weekends big stories? Joe McDonald gives us his take on the biggest and best. Broncos Jerseys Outlet . This is where we say, Morning, Joe.Gaudreaus return provides boost: After breaking his finger on Nov. 15, Calgary Flames forward Johnny Gaudreau was expected to miss six weeks. It took him just three weeks to return, and he wasted no time in having an impact in his first game back, scoring a goal and adding an assist to help the Flames defeat the Anaheim Ducks 8-3 on Sunday. Gaudreau had missed 10 games but his teammates kept rolling during his absence, going 8-3-1 in their past 12 games. Any time a young player returns to the lineup after missing a significant amount of time, especially if hes respected by his teammates, it provides an immediate boost. Gaudreaus return was met with a scoring onslaught as the Flames scored five goals in a span of 6:06 in the second period en route to victory. Believe it or not, despite how they started, the Flames are only three points back of the top spot in the Pacific Division, and Gaudreaus return will help Calgary remain in the mix.Jackets pouring them in: If you shoot the puck, youre going to score. If you score, theres a better chance youll win. Thats exactly whats happening for the Columbus Blue Jackets. They set a franchise record with 60 shots during Saturdays 3-2 shootout win over the Arizona Coyotes. It was the Blue Jackets third straight win, and they improved to 8-1-2 in their past 11 games. The teams five regulation losses are the fewest in the league. Columbus ois third in the Metropolitan Division and only three points back of the New York Rangers for the top spot.Crawfords absence might be good: Not having goalie Corey Crawford, who had an appendectomy on Saturday and will miss two to three weeks, could actually help the Chicago Blackhawks. Their overall offensive numbers are solid, with 74 goals in 27 games. However, they have allowed 68 goals in that span. The Blackhawks rely on Crawford too much, and too often the outcome is on his shoulders. This season he is 12-6-2, has a 2.27 goals-against average and a .927 save percentage. The Blackhawks now need to play better overall defense in front of backup Scott Darling while Crawford recovers. This will also be an opportunity for the Blackhawks to give goalie prospect Lars Johansson a look. He was recalled from the AHL, where he was 6-7-1 for Rockford. Youth Broncos Jerseys . "I was fortunate to play many years at this level with a great organization and unbelievable teammates," said Hejduk in a statement. Buy Cheap Broncos Jerseys . Thats about all he can do right now, so hes trying not to think about when he might be able to play again for the Los Angeles Lakers. http://www.cheapbroncosjerseyschina.com/ . Its sharpness matched my mind. This was no night to go to sleep. As the 2016 World Cup winds down, we wondered: What should the next installment of the event look like? Should teams like North America and Europe be invited back? Or should the tournament be limited to teams representing one specific country??Should there again be a team of under-24 players??Our writers offered their thoughts and suggestions.The kids played hockey that well never forget, and the old goats from Europe reminded us what a team-first concept can produce. But the World Cup of Hockey, in my mind, needs to return in 2020 with a traditional format.Why? Because it isnt truly best-on-best unless countries have all their best players at their disposal. Team USA should have had access to Johnny Gaudreau, Jack Eichel, Brandon Saad and Auston Matthews. Hey, the Americans might have still lost, but at least they would have been able to pick from among all their best options. And Connor McDavid should have been on Team Canada (a scary thought, given how Canada has romped through this tournament).The point is, best-on-best was coined for the old Canada Cup tournaments because, unlike the Olympic hockey competitions of the time, the Canada Cup truly showcased the best NHLers from each country. So, I would suggest the top eight hockey countries return for 2020, with the last two spots to be determined in a European qualification tournament in the summer of 2019. And if the NHL doesnt participate in the 2018 Olympics in South Korea (plenty left to play out on that end either way), then its even more imperative for the NHL and the NHL Players Association to return with a traditional, country-only format so that theres a best-on-best event that truly crowns the best country in the world that year. -- Pierre LeBrunThis is a tough question for me, because my favorite part of this World Cup was watching Team North America play. The kids put in the two best games of the tournament, against Russia and Sweden, and yet I dont think they should be here again. For the World Cup to matter as much as it should, hockey needs to follow soccers example. Every four years, it should stage a best-on-best tournament, featuring the eight highest-seeded countries in the world.I like the size and duration of this tournament, except Id make the final a single game to improve the chances of an upset. Id have one city host the World Cup, but Id move the event around among the competing countries from year to year and give it a more genuinely international flavor. Reserve the Olympics for the kids -- 23 and under, again, just like soccer. Then we get to see the games brightest young stars every two years, and were only asking for more from its horses every four. Two different tournaments, with two different feels. And with the World Cup being the most inclusive and meaningful of them all. -- Chris JonesThe two best stories in this World Cup were Team North America capturing the heart of hockey fans everywhere and Team Europe making a Cinderella run. I see that my colleagues are trying to euthanize both of them. Theyre just as heartless as I always suspected.Im not interested in bringing Germany or Slovakia back into the mix, only to get steamrolled by Canada. I loved the stories of the players on Team Europe who beat major powers during international play for the first time in their lives. I say let it continue.My only changes would be to add a quarterfinal round so we dont see another scenario where the kids are sent home after going 2-1 and playing out of theeir minds. Cheap Broncos Jerseys. Id give Team USA and Canada an exemption or two to grab a player off the North American team they might need, and Id allow anybody who had previously played on North America to try out for their national team. If they make it, theyre on. If not, they can return and give us Young Guns 2. -- Craig CustanceIm a big believer in building the game of hockey at the grassroots level. The World Cup of Hockey concept had me intrigued from Day 1. While the creation of Team North America and Team Europe seemed like a gimmick at first, it actually was all about building the sport. It took Team Europe coach Ralph Krueger to make me realize that.If, by some chance, theres a child in one of those European countries who falls in love with this great game and develops into a solid human being because of hockey -- even if he or she doesnt become a pro player -- then this tournament was a success. You dont have to reach the NHL to be considered a success story. A life in hockey, in any fashion, at any level, helps the game and society. Theres a much bigger picture to the World Cup and Krueger is right.Now, I also agree with many hockey people that a best-on-best tournament should be country versus country. The best-case scenario would be to compete at the Olympic level, but if the NHL could figure out a way to make the World Cup an exciting and successful event, Im all for keeping it in the four-year loop. Yes, logistics are a challenge, as weve seen in 2016, but for the betterment of the game and the continued development of kids around the world, this event needs to continue. -- Joe McDonaldI must admit that I really wrestled with this whole proposition of whats next for the World Cup. The first edition of the tournament in 12 years?was, in some ways, a perfect storm, with the dynamic -- some would even say inspirational -- play of Team North America, and the plucky determination of Team Europe in reaching the finals against powerhouse Canada.Many folks, including some of my colleagues, want to do away with both teams. I think that would be a mistake. No international tournament has ever had the level of NHL participation that the 2016 World Cup of Hockey has. To willfully move away from that just to introduce teams that will play a less-inspiring brand of hockey -- and that is what a true, Olympic-style tournament will produce -- would be self-defeating.To cover both ends of the argument, lets expand the field to 12 -- a la the Olympics -- with two spots reserved for Team North America, part deux, and Team Europe, which would be composed of players from nations that did not qualify in a qualifying tournament. No pretournament games would be played, to keep the length of the event manageable.As for the location, thats even more difficult. The NHL has insisted that every ticket for every game in Toronto was sold. If you split a 12-team tournament between two cities, would fans bite? And can you find a place in North America or Europe to achieve this, so as to legitimately call it a World Cup? What about Toronto and Buffalo? Or Washington and Pittsburgh? Its a lot to ask, but especially if the Olympics become a nonfactor for the NHL moving forward, I cant imagine that cities in North America and abroad wouldnt be clamoring to have hockeys best visit for a couple of weeks in September. -- Scott Burnside 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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INDIANAPOLIS -- The NCAA relocated its mens basketball regional tournament to Greenville, South Carolina, on Friday after withdrawing the event from Greensboro, North Carolina, because of that states law restricting the rights of LGBT people. Wholesale Stars Jerseys .The first and second rounds of the mens tournament will be played at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena.The NCAA also announced the relocation of six other events after pulling seven championships from North Carolina last month:- the Division I womens soccer championship to San Jose, California.- the Division III mens and womens soccer championships to Salem, Virginia.- the Division I womens golf regional championships to Athens, Georgia.- the Division III mens and womens tennis championships to Chattanooga, Tennessee.- the Division I womens lacrosse championship to Boston.- the Division II baseball championship to Grand Prairie, Texas.The mens basketball games, set for March 17 and 19, will be the first time the venue in Greenville has hosted the NCAA mens tournament since 2002. That was the final NCAA event held in South Carolina after the organization banned the awarding neutral-site tournaments to the state for flying the Confederate flag on statehouse grounds.That ban ended in July 2015 when the state took down the flag after nine parishioners were killed at a Charleston church.The NCAA pulled the events from North Carolina in September in response to the law known as HB2, which excludes gender identity and sexual orientation from local and statewide anti-discrimination protections. It also requires transgender people to use restrooms at schools and government buildings corresponding to the sex on their birth certificates.The NCAAs move is part of a public and business backlash since Republican Gov. Pat McCrory signed the law this year. Days after the NCAA removed events from North Carolina, the Atlantic Coast Conference pulled its football championship game from Charlotte and has since moved it to Orlando. Its among several ACC relocated events.The NBA moved its 2017 All-Star Game from Charlotte to New Orleans. Entertainers Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam and Ringo Starr have canceled plans to play in North Carolina. PayPal reversed plans to open a 400-employee operation center in Charlotte.Charlotte had passed a local anti-discrimination ordinance for LGBT people. In response, the North Carolina legislature approved the current statewide law in March, which overrides local ordinances that ban discrimination. Cheap Stars Jerseys . Robinson finished with 17 points, all but two in the second half, and Lawson had 14 after halftime and finished with a game-high 11 assists as the Nuggets handed Dallas its first home loss in eight games this season. J.J. Hickson led Denver with 22, and Kenneth Faried added 10 points and 10 rebounds. Stars Jerseys Outlet . Toronto has dropped games to Indiana and Miami since a five-game winning streak and closed out a three-game road trip at 1-2. http://www.cheapstarsjerseyschina.com/ . The Islanders dealt Thomas Vanek to the Montreal Canadiens after less than a year on Long Island. Meanwhile, the Oilers dealt long-time sniper Ales hemsky to the Ottawa Senators on Wednesday for a fifth-round pick in 2014 and a third-rounder in 2015. RIO DE JANEIRO -- The Olympic womens marathon field passed by the sleek waterfront profile of the Museum of Tomorrow on Sunday on its way to the finish line, with the Questions of Today hovering close at hand.Jemima Sumgong earned Kenyas first womens marathon gold by shaking the two runners who stayed with her until the last mile and finishing in 2 hours, 24 minutes, 4 seconds. The country collected an honorary silver of sorts, thanks to Eunice Kirwa, who switched her national allegiance from Kenya to Bahrain less than three years ago at age 29, which made her path to Rio a considerably less cluttered one.Those achievements will be viewed through a different lens after a four-year Olympic cycle that has left distance running in general and Kenyan runners in particular battered and under intense scrutiny.All three U.S. runners finished in the top 10 on Sunday, and each took away something shiny. Shalane Flanagan, who crossed the line in sixth place (2:25:06), was pleased with the way she managed Sundays heat -- 70 degrees at the start -- after she dehydrated badly at the U.S. trials in Los Angeles. As the leaders surged around the 18-mile mark, Flanagan laid off the pace in hopes of benefiting from attrition that never happened.Im happy I hung in as long as I could, said Flanagan, the 10th-place finisher four years ago in London. Unfortunately, it just wasnt enough. Had I maybe been able to just push a little bit sooner, maybe I still could have just still have been part of the carnage, but closer. Maybe I gave up a little bit too much ground, but thats all I have. Thats what I am.Desiree Linden, who followed in seventh, was the embodiment of consistency, despite running solo for a considerable stretch. Her 13.1-mile splits --1:13:02 on the front end and 1:13:06 coming home -- were a testament to fitness and discipline at the end of a slow, patient build-back from the femoral stress fracture that forced her to pull out of the London 2012 marathon after two miles.I wanted to have another gear over that last 10 or 12K, said Linden, who took several turns leading the pack in the early going. I think I might have been a little too aggressive. I got excited, I could see myself closing in, and I just got stuck in one pace.I put everything out there. Im not upset at all. I wish I were a little bit better. I wish I were a little closer.Amy Cragg, running her first Olympic marathon, fought stomach problems and struggled late in the race but willed herself into ninth place.Kenyas dominant distance running contingent took a hit to its reputation before the London 2012 torch was extinguished, when runner Mathew Kisorio confessed to doping and said the practice was widespread. Successive waves of allegations and investigations have washed over the countrys track and field program since then, implicating athletes, coaches, administrators and a flimsy anti-doping structure.One of the countrys most successful and prominent runners, three-time Boston Marathon winner Rita Jeptoo, is still enmeshed in apppeals over a two-year ban for a positive EPO test. Adidas Stars Jerseys. Her agent, Federico Rosa, who also represents Sumgong, is facing criminal charges for administering performance-enhancing drugs to Jeptoo and another athlete. Yet Rosa, out on bail, was present at the finish line Sunday, symbolizing the low clouds of recent history that cast a haze over every Kenyan runners accomplishments.Sumgong, who recovered from a fall to win this years London Marathon, declared that she was clean in a postrace press conference that was complicated in a way that is becoming familiar at the Summer Games and other events. There was plenty more to throw in the hopper.The official Rio 2016 biography of Volha Mazuronak of Belarus, the fifth-place finisher who ran with the lead pack for much of the race, lists Russias Liliya Shobukhova as one of her two coaches.I was wondering what she was doing up there, Flanagan said of Mazuronak, who logged a notable negative split in the London Marathon a few months ago. Id never seen her before. That was impressive.Shobukhova was a key figure in recent revelations about organized doping in that country, including bribes paid to officials to have positive tests covered up. Her ban for biological passport abnormalities retroactively cost her one London Marathon and three Chicago Marathon titles, and she later cooperated with authorities in exchange for a reduction in her suspension that officially ended last August.The World Marathon Majors sued to recover prize money from Shobukhova and received a British court judgment against her but must now try to have that enforced in Russia.In my opinion, Shobukhova should not be permitted to be taking part in athletics in any role, WMM general counsel Nick Bitel wrote in a text to ESPN.com.In another footnote, Peruvian runner Gladys Tejeda toed the start line a little more than a year after winning marathon gold at the Pan American Games, only to have the medal stripped because of a positive test for a diuretic. She served a six-month suspension and finished 15th Sunday.Josh Cox, a former U.S. elite runner who represents Linden, found himself juggling his desire to celebrate race day while acknowledging the sports credibility problems.Its discouraging when you know some coaches and agents and teams live in a gray area, he said. We have to continue to pursue steps and keep the people at the top accountable. And sponsors have to hold them accountable. Im not saying all U.S. athletes are clean, but at least they have the possibility of USADA [the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency] showing up at their door at 6 a.m.A couple intruders jumped onto the finishing straight Sunday, underscoring the impossibility of safeguarding all 26.2 miles of road. They were whisked away by police before they could interfere with the outcome. At this point, its hard to imagine the firepower it will take to secure faith in the results. 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