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The British Board of Boxing Control (BBBofC) confirmed that Tyson Furys boxing licence has been suspended pending further investigation into anti-doping and medical issues. Cheap Adidas Shoes Free Shipping .Fury vacated his WBO and WBA world heavyweight titles on Wednesday after testing positive for cocaine and admitting he is suffering from mental health issues. The British boxer also faces a UK Anti-Doping hearing next month after traces of nandrolone were allegedly found in a urine sample last year.BBBofC general secretary Robert Smith said Furys claim that he is suffering from depression will be considered when assessing any doping offences.We have to wait to see what the investigation turns up and at the moment he doesnt have a licence so cant box, Smith told ESPN on Thursday. Hes being dealt with by UKAD so we will have to see what happens there and with regard to medical documentation, we have had medical documents from him.We are in no hurry. His statements [on mental health] have already been considered because his licence has already been suspended. At some point we may have to have a hearing with Tyson. There are a few other things going on with regard to this matter as well.Hennessy Sports, Furys promoter, said in a statement that the boxer is receiving expert medical attention.Fury twice pulled out of a rematch with Wladimir Klitschko, who he upset on points to win the IBF, WBO and WBA belts in November.Ukrainian Klitschko, who had reigned for over nine years, is now on the brink of signing a deal to fight Furys fellow Briton Anthony Joshua, the IBF champion, in Manchester or Cardiff on Dec. 10.Whilst its heartbreaking to see Tyson vacate the world titles that he worked so long and hard for all his life, whats paramount now is that he receives the medical treatment along with the love of his family and friends and the support of the boxing world to make a full recovery, said Furys promoter Mick Hennessy in a statement. Adidas Shoes Sale .C. -- After a listless first half, the Washington Wizards used a big third quarter run to beat the Charlotte Bobcats Bradley Beal scored 21 points and the Wizards used a 17-0 run in the third quarter to take control of what had been a close game and beat the Bobcats 97-83 on Tuesday night. Adidas Shoes From China . After Martin Skrtel put the Reds in front from close range at Stamford Bridge after only four minutes, Hazard hit back in the 17th with a superb strike. Etoo gave Jose Mourinhos team a decisive lead from Oscars back pass in the 34th. . According to a report from the Winnipeg Free Press, the Bombers will name Acting GM Kyle Walters to the post full time. Demetrious Johnsons attempt at a ninth defense of his UFC flyweight championship will have to wait.Johnson, 29, has reportedly withdrawn from his UFC 201 bout on July 30 in Atlanta because of an undisclosed injury suffered in training camp.Multiple media outlets have confirmed the initial report from Brazilian site Combate on Friday.Fighting out of Parkland, Washington, Johnson (24-2-1) was expected to face Brazilian Wilson Reis (20-6) in the co-main event of a card headlined by welterweight champion Robbie Lawlers title defense against Tyron Woodley.The UFC has yet to announce whether the fight will be posttponed to a later date. Cheap Adidas Shoes Authentic. The only 125-pound champion in UFC history, Johnson is three months removed from a dominant victory over Olympic gold medalist Henry Cejudo at UFC 197.Nicknamed Mighty Mouse, Johnson won the inaugural UFC flyweight title in 2012 and followed up with eight title defenses, lifting him to the top spot in ESPN.coms pound-for-pound rankings.Reis, 31, is 4-2 since making his UFC debut in 2013. He last fought in January when he outpointed Dustin Ortiz. ' ' '
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The shake-up of Indias cricket administration in the wake of the Lodha Committees reforms continued as veteran administrator Sharad Pawar announced that he will step down as Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) president within six months. Air Max Outlet España .The Lodha Committee had recommended, among other things, that there be caps on age and duration of tenure of elected office bearers of the BCCI and state associations. These proposals were signed off on by the Supreme Court on July 18, and Pawar does not qualify on both grounds, being over 70 years of age and having served as an office bearer for over nine years. The court said the proposals would have to be implemented by the BCCI and its members within six months of the date of issue of the order.As per the Supreme Court guidelines, I can continue [as MCA president] for six months, not beyond that. After that khushi se alvida [I will happily bid goodbye], Pawar said following the MCAs managing committee meeting, from where it emerged that the state association will accept all the Lodha reforms in total. I am quite happy to retire because Supreme Court has said nobody above 70 can continue. Secondly, Supreme Court has said about [the maximum period of] nine years, so I come in both categories, and therefore I should not expect to continue.A powerful regional politian, Pawar, 75, took charge of the MCA in 2001. Four years later he became BCCI president, before taking up the same role in the ICC in 2010.The Lodha Committee is entrusted with the task of overseeing the implementation of its recommendations and, its secretary, Gopal Sankaranarayanan, had warned that if the BCCI or any of the the states were to violate any of the rules laid out in the Lodha report, they will be guilty of contempt of court.Pawar admitted that most of MCAs other elected officials will have to vacate office as well, but said he was confident the transition will be smooth and that all the recommendations will be implemented within the stipulated six months. The association will begin the process of reform by amending its constitution, he said.The core group [of the MCA] will draft the proposed constitution, then it will be discussed in the managing committee here, and we will then call a special general meeting where the draft of the constitution will have to be approved. The only thing is we need to have to complete procedure.However, Pawar said, the MCA wanted clarification on one point: the one-state-one-vote proposal, by which no state can have more than a single vote in the BCCI elections. Currently Maharashtra contains three associations eligible to vote, the Maharashtra Cricket Association, the Mumbai Cricket Association and the Vidarbha Cricket Association. The Lodha Committee recommended that in such cases, the associations vote by rotation; so each of Maharashtra, Mumbai and Vidarbha will get a vote once in three years.We have no objections on that [one-state, one-vote] but the important issue is the jurisdiction of that member who is going to vote, Pawar said. When question comes [regarding] selection of teams, there might be some unnecessary differences. [If] the voting right goes by rotation to Maharashtra, so Maharashtras jurisdiction will be Maharashtra, Vidarbha and Mumbai. So, the Maharashtra team can select anybody from Mumbai also [and] it will affect Mumbai team.Thats why we will have to write to the BCCI that this is the position, and we want clarification on that. The BCCI should discuss this, if possible, with Justice Lodha [the head of the Lodha Committee].When asked if the presence of a nominee of the Comptroller and Auditor General on the BCCIs Apex Council - the proposed body that would replace the Working Committee, the BCCIs highest decision-making body - will ensure transparency, Pawar pointed out that the CAG is a government entity. My worry is only about the ICC rules. ICC has a rule that no government should depute their representative in a cricketing body.But BCCIs old constitution had a representative of Services [which is a] direct government [entity]. ICC has never taken objection to that, so we hope Mr Shashank Manohar [the ICC chairman] will not take objection to this. Venta De Zapatillas Air Max . 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For me, I value kind of the power of my body and I think Im a little bit more muscular than you might expect.Ross, who is in Brazil for the Rio Olympics with beach volleyball partner Kerri Walsh Jennings, sat down with ESPN The Magazine for its 2016 Body Issue to talk about just how she got her stellar beach body.Healthy choicesFirst things first, Ross doesnt take any crap -- and she doesnt eat any crap, either.If I was content just eating pizza and drinking soda all day ... thats obviously not going to be as effective as me sacrificing eating that crap and trying to eat healthier year after year, Ross said.Not your average beach dayRoss is a frequent beachgoer, but she doesnt go just to get a tan. She says the best way to prepare to play on the beach volleyball court is to practice on the beach.Beach weighted workouts: If you see me walk out on the beach, Im carrying a bench, I have a weight vest on, Im dragging a sled with 35 pounds on it, a medicine ball, cones. Comprar Zapatillas Air Max Baratas. So Im just trying to do beach volleyball movements, but weighted and restricted.Beach cardio: I do cardio on the sand. Every weekend Ill do an hour of cardio in the gym just to mix it up.Balance is keyRoss did gymnastics when she was younger before she got too tall to compete. She says her lessons taught her balance and stability.Challenge acceptedSome parts of training can be very difficult for Ross, and those are the parts she does most often.Burpees:?One thing that sucks are burpees, so I started to do those as much as possible. With a burpee, you jump up and then put your hands on the ground, kick your legs out and do a pushup, kick your legs in and then do a jump. Ive started doing them with a weight vest.Lifting: I love Olympic lifting. I find it challenging and really productive, so I love doing cleans and snatches and deadlifts and all that.Pull-ups:?My core has always been pretty strong, but especially compared to other athletes my arm strength is just a little bit less than average. So Ive tried to work on that a lot.This summer, espnW is running stories, essays and letters on body image as part of a series called Love, My Body. Read more from the series ? ' ' '
RIO DE JANEIRO -- The man named to head Irelands Olympic committee after its president was arrested in a ticket-scalping case during the Rio Games is also suspected of participating in the scheme but left Brazil before he could be questioned, police said Tuesday. Terry Steinbach Jersey .Authorities said William OBrien, who took responsibility for the Irish committee after Patrick Hickey was detained last week, departed from Brazil one day before authorities obtained a warrant to seize his passport and mobile devices in a Sunday raid.There are a lot of messages mentioning William OBrien along with Patrick Hickey, Aloysio Falcao, one of the investigators in the case, said after a news conference.Falcao said Brazilian investigators will be requesting help from the Irish government.Hickey, president of the Olympic Council of Ireland and a member of the International Olympic Committees executive board, is being held in Rios Bangu prison complex as the investigation expands.Charged with conspiracy, ticket scalping and ambush marketing, Hickey is accused of plotting with other members of the Ireland committee and two companies to sell tickets above face value in a scheme that authorities say could have netted about $3 million in profits. More than 1,000 tickets have been seized in the investigation.Authorities say the Irish company Pro 10 Sports Management was created to facilitate the transfer of tickets between that countrys committee and an unauthorized vendor called THG Sports that would sell them for high fees disguised as hospitality services. THG Sports was accused of a similar scheme in the World Cup.Investigators determined last week that the choice of Pro 10 as the authorized ticket reseller for Ireland was a joint decision by the Irish committee.On Sunday, hours before the Rio Games closing ceremony, police executed search warrants at the Olympic Village to seize passports and other items from three members of the Ireland committee, including Ireland team leader Kevin Kilty, chief executive Stephen Martin and secretary-general Dermot Henihan. Police confiscated 228 tickets for the ceremony from Kiltys room.Henihan appeared at police headquarters Tuesday to answer questions. Investigators said they had ruled out his involvement in the alleged scheme, saying there was no evidence.Kilty and Martin had been expected to also testify Tuesday, but officials said their lawyers had asked for a postponement to have more time to review documents in the case.The investigation has been unfolding since the Olympics began Aug. 5, when the head of THG Sports was arrested with tickets allocated to the Olympic Council of Ireland.The council declined to comment Tuesday. Reggie Jackson Jersey . Defencemen Drew Doughty, Shea Weber and forward Ryan Getzlaf also scored for the Canadians, who started their gold-medal defence 2-0. Goalie Roberto Luongo, getting the call in place of Game 1 starter Carey Price, was solid when needed in making 23 saves for the shutout. Andrew Triggs Jersey . 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. . Luis Suarezs double powered Liverpool to a 4-0 victory over Fulham, and Southampton easily overcame Hull 4-1 to continue the south coast clubs impressive start to the season. Liverpool and Southampton sent Chelsea down to fourth place as the west London club was held to 2-2 at home. RALEIGH, N.C. -- A big comeback win has the Carolina Hurricanes on a three-game winning streak and a point-a-game pace for the season.Victor Rask had a goal and an assist in Carolinas three-goal third period as the Hurricanes rallied for a 3-2 win over the Montreal Canadiens on Friday night.Jeff Skinner and Teuvo Teravainen also scored for the Hurricanes (6-6-4) during their outburst over a 5-minute, 50-second span of third period. Ron Hainsey had two assists and Cam Ward stopped 31 shots.Its a big lift, Hainsey said of the comeback. Obviously we were outplayed through two (periods). We just had a hard time keeping much in their zone. Being able to claw one out in the third period -- maybe you dont deserve it the way the bulk of the game went, but its certainly something well take.Jeff Petry and Andrew Shaw scored for league-leading Montreal. Al Montoya finished with 15 saves.Montoya was playing in the building, now known as PNC Arena, which was the site of the 2004 draft in which he was the first-round pick by the New York Rangers.We played a really good road game, Monreal coach Michel Therrien said. Youre on the road and give up 18 shots, you usually win those types of hockey games. I think the effort was there. But you need puck luck, and we didnt have the puck luck they did.Montreal outshot Carolina 9-4 in a scoreless first period, and then had a 12-4 advantage in the second as they took a 1-0 lead.Petry scored with 5:41 left in the period as his shot from the right circle went into the open glove side of the net. The goal stood up after a Carolina coachs challenge for goalie interference, with the ruling that Hurricanes defenseman Noah Hanifin had checked Daniel Carr into Ward with the goalie falling off his skates.Skinner tied it at 3:12 of the third, redirecting Hainseys bllast from the left point off his left skate and past Montoya glove side. Santiago Casilla Jersey. Carolina then took the lead at 7:43, as Teravainen deflected Hainseys rocket from the high slot past Montoya.This is a good league, Carolina coach Bill Peters said. Theres not many nights when youre playing a team that isnt any good. And you have to have a healthy respect for everybody in the league. But if were beating good teams, thats got to put us in that category at some point.And it went to 3-1 at 9:02, as Rask scored on a wrister from the right circle on a centering pass from Elias Lindholm.Weve been having good goaltending, and its certainly always good to have that on your back, said Rask, who shares the team scoring lead with Skinner with seven goals and 14 points. And were scoring a lot of goals now. We didnt play our best in the beginning, but we stuck with our game plan. Were beating some of the best teams in the league now, and were feeling good.Shaw cut the margin to 3-2 with 4:31 left.Game notes The contest was the first of the teams three-game season series. The other two are in Montreal on Thursday and on March 23. ... RW Alexander Radulov (illness) was out of the lineup for Montreal, while RW Sven Andrighetto and D Joel Hanley were healthy scratches. ... C Andrej Nestrasil was a healthy extra for Carolina along with D Klas Dahlbeck and D Ryan Murphy. ... Hainsey played for the Canadiens from 2002-04. ... Montreal LW Chris Terry was a member of the Hurricanes in several stints from 2012-16.UP NEXTCanadiens: Host Toronto on Saturday night in the opener of a three-game homestand.Hurricanes: Host Winnipeg on Sunday in the finale of a five-game homestand. ' ' '
PARIS -- Le Monde newspaper said it obtained documents showing that a former IAAF official received two payments totaling about $3. Adidas Baratos España .5 million from Qatari investors before the vote for the 2017 athletics world championships.The newspaper claimed Friday that two payments from Oryx Qatar Sports Investments (QSI), an investment fund linked to the Qatari government, were made to Pamodzi Sports Marketing in October and November 2011, days before the vote.Pamodzi is held by Papa Massata Diack, a former marketing consultant at the IAAF who has been banned for allegations of extorting hundreds of thousands of dollars from a Russian marathon runner to avoid a doping ban before the 2012 Olympics.Qatar eventually lost out to London but was later awarded the 2019 worlds.Papa Massata Diack is the son of former IAAF president Lamine Diack. Interpol has issued a global notice for his arrest in connection with a separate French corruption investigation that also implicates his father.According to Le Monde, which claims the documents were gathered by U.S tax authorities, a bank transfer of nearly $3 million was made to Pamodzi on Oct. 13, 2011, with another nearing $500,000 sent on Nov. 7, four days before London won the vote.In an email to The Associated Press, the IAAF declined to comment since the case is currently being investigated.Papa Massata Diack is also at the center of a French investigation into possible corruption in the bidding for the 2016 and 2020 Olympics. Adidas Baratas España . Q: Team Canada announces their Olympic roster three weeks from today. Who is general manager Steve Yzerman watching? LeBrun: Over the last 48 hours, hes taken in the home-and-home between the Dallas Stars and Colorado Avalanche with Jamie Benn and Matt Duchene being the obvious targets. Comprar Zapatillas Adidas Baratas . Brett Kulak and Jackson Houck of the Vancouver Giants were each charged with assault causing bodily harm on Aug. 18, according to the B.C. court services. .C. -- Kemba Walker and the Charlotte Bobcats got off to a fast start, and the Sacramento Kings were never quite able to catch up. Each week, we highlight some players on so-called underdog teams -- players who will turn college football upside down by helping to pull off upsets. Last weeks results: straight up: 0-5; against the spread: 2-3; Season totals: straight up 20-35; against the spread 33-20-2. Zapatillas Adidas Baratas Outlet España. ere are five upset-makers for Week 12. ' ' '
Substantial crowd trouble marred both Dambulla ODIs, as several thousand ticket-holders were either unable to take their seats, or - in some cases - even enter the ground. Discount Air Force Ones Wholesale . SLC has issued an apology, and condemned the actions of spectators who forced their way into the venue.This is the first series in which SLC has sold its tickets through BookMyShow - a ticket distributor of Indian origin. Tickets were sold at outlets in many of the main towns in the region, as well as online. However, the perception that a move towards online ticket sales marginalised a large portion of cricket fans is what is understood to have angered some of those who swarmed the gates of the Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium last week. Wednesdays ODI had even seen a large protest at the entrance, which led to severe congestion on the Colombo-Dambulla main road.SLC has clearly advertised the selling points of tickets, and has sold their tickets prior to the match at 18 outlets island-wide, including in Dambulla, Matale and Anuradhapura, an SLC release said. Ninety per cent of the tickets were reported sold through the above network and only 10% via internet.Public who did not purchase their respective tickets prior to the match behaved in an unruly manner, causing a situation outside the main gate. As a result, even the people who purchased the tickets could not come into the ground, due to the heavy traffic congestion caused by the unruly crowd who were blocking the main road in protest. Sri Lanka Police made several requests to the protestors to move out of the road to enable the genuine ticket holders to enter the ground. More than 2000 spectators who had purchased tickets complained that they could not get into the grounds within the first two hours of the play.The standoff between the police and the unruly crowd had only been resolved after the gates were opened even to those who had not bought tickets, in order to clear the road.In the previous match, on Sunday, thousands were seen entering the ground illegally, which led to the 18,000-capacity stadium having to accommodate up to 45,000 people. The protesting crowd had pelted the police with stones on Wednesday, but there have been no reports of major injury as a result of either incident.SLC would like to state that this kind of behaviour is unacceptable and would like to denounce the violent behaviour of the protestors who pelted stones at the police and damaged property of the stadium. 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That, along with his 32 points -- which tied a career high -- proved too much for Denver to overcome, and the Pelicans held on for their third straight victory, 111-107 on Sunday night.The Winnipeg Goldeyes took a lead into the ninth inning on Tuesday night and lost in 11. Wednesday night, they turned the tables on the St. Paul Saints. Luis Alen singled in the bottom of the ninth to drive home the winning run as the Goldeyes came back from 2-1 deficit with two runs in the ninth to grab a walk-off 3-2 win over the Saints. It was a terrific ball game in front of 5,011 at Shaw Park, as Goldeyes starter Pete Gehle and Saints starter Anthony Clagget battled for eight innings. Claggett gave up one run on five hits over eight complete innings, while Gehle allowed just two runs on six hits through 7.2 innings. With the win, the Goldeyes avenged Tuesday nights series-opening loss to St. Paul, a 9-8 heartbreaker. In that one, Winnipeg led 8-7 heading into the ninth and gave up one in the ninth and lost on an unearned run in the 11th. The Goldeyes also put a stop to a three-game losing streak and improved to 22-21 on the season. "This was a big win for our ball club, but an even bigger win for our pitching staff," said Goldeyes manager Rick Forney. "No matter how good our bullpen has been, we cant keep going into the late innings down a run or ahead by just a run. Eventually, these guys are going to give up a run. Theyre only humman. Wholesale Air Force Ones. Tonight, we put together a great ninth inning and got an important win. "And Pete (Gehle) was awesome. He pitched an awesome ball game for us tonight." St. Paul scored a run in the fourth as Joey Becker doubled and eventually came around to score on a fielders choice groundout by Brandon Tripp. Jose Hernandez made it 2-0 on a solo homer in the seventh. Winnipegs first run came in the bottom of the seventh when Josh Mazzola doubled and came home on an RBI double by Luis Alen. But until the ninth, with closer Matt Meyer on the mound, the Goldeyes just couldnt mount a consistent offensive attack against Claggett. "Weve been getting great pitching and great defense all year," said Forney. "We didnt do much offensively for eight innings tonight, but the guys ground it out. Thats why you play the whole nine innings. Our hitters kept battling, had some good at bats and won a ball game. It was a big win for us." Allen Caldwell (1-0, 1.23 ERA) got the win in relief of Gehle, who really was outstanding. Meyer (4-4, 3.22 ERA) suffered the loss in relief of Claggett who was also terrific. The Goldeyes and Saints will meet in Game 3 of this four game series on Thursday night, 7:00 p.m. at Shaw Park. ' ' '
Update: Valve has responded to requests to clarify the reasoning behind its new rules regarding coaching. Cheap Nike Zoom Training Shoes . From the post: [W]e intend the Majors and Minors to be events that can be won by any team of 5 players that demonstrate excellence in all skills of CS and this adjustment is intended to ensure that this remains true.Original story continues below.On Wednesday, Valve announced that coaches would no longer have communication with their teams inside the rounds and are now limited to calling during warm-up, halftime or pauses.?From Valves point of view, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is a 5-on-5 game, with no sixth man.Multiple teams, however, put resources into building around a coachs in-game leadership, thus freeing up a player on the server to increase performance. Valves announcement, reported by?, runs counter to that strategy.This change was neither needed nor wanted. From a fans perspective, the only thing we want to see is the best CS:GO possible. With a coach who can call in-game, the potential of the players inside the server is maximized. From a players perspective, teams can more easily discern what went wrong in a game or round with a coachs help.Perhaps the bigger question is, who stands to benefit from this?No one, except teams that have great in-game leaders who also double as competent players. Teams like Godsent, SK and Immortals. As for everyone else, it is a loss, with the biggest losers being Natus Vincere, Team Liquid, Ninjas in Pyjamas and Fnatic. It is even worse for teams that have contracted coaches for in-game leading with the assumption that it would be allowed going forward.And what about the fans?They lose out because they dont get to watch the best CS:GO possible. Teams like NaVi, Team Liquid and NiP have had their successes in large part due to the in-game leadership of their coaches. There has never been an outcry about coaches being an unfair advantage because any team could get a coach.And what about the players?Beyond just easing players responsibilities, coaches also had the role of scout, analyst and emotional control. The biggest example of this was Sergey starix Ishchuk, coach for NaVi, and widely considered the best CS:GO coach in the world. He led his team in the server and helped mentor young, emotional superstars like Egor flamie Vasilyev. With the addition of Oleksandr s1mple Kostyliev, starixs presence was a necessity for this team to work. With the new rule, this team could very well implode since it doesnt have a player on the roster who has taken up leadership before.The only beneficiary here is Valve. And what exactly does this change do again? It provides satisfaction to the developer by enforcing a vision of the game that players, casters, analysts, coaches, fans and the community dont agree with. 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That, along with his 32 points -- which tied a career high -- proved too much for Denver to overcome, and the Pelicans held on for their third straight victory, 111-107 on Sunday night. BLACKSBURG, Va. -- Virginia Tech coach Justin Fuente downplayed any personal satisfaction derived from his teams season-opening performance, but needless to say, he enjoyed most of what he witnessed in his debut as the Hokies head coach.Virginia Tech quarterback Jerod Evans threw for 221 yards and four touchdowns to lead the Hokies to a 36-13 season-opening victory over Liberty on Saturday, handing Fuente his first victory.Fuente, who spent the previous four seasons at Memphis, took over in January for Frank Beamer, who retired after 29 years as Virginia Techs head coach.The atmosphere here is fantastic, Fuente said. Its what college football is all about. People at Virginia Tech take a lot of pride in the game-day atmosphere, and they should. It was incredibleMy thought process coming into the game was how would our kids handle this? How do they respond when things dont go well. There were some times when things were kind of ugly looking, but I liked the way our kids dug in there and plowed away. The atmosphere was fantastic and Im pleased with the way the kids responded to adversity.Fuentes decision last week to name Evans the starting quarterback certainly looked like a good move after Evans completed 20 of 32 passes. He threw touchdown passes on the Hokies last two possessions of the first half to help Virginia Tech rally from a 13-10 deficit.It was a great feeling, Evans said. Its been nine months of hard work. We finally got to showcase what weve been working on for nine long months. We had some mistakes, for sure. I know on my part I had a lot of mistakes that I am going to clean up, but it was exciting.Evans, who won a three-man battle for the job, played less than three quarters. Fuente pulled him after he fumbled on an option pitch -- his second fumble of the game.Some good and some bad would be my first impression, Fuente said of his quarterback. We neeed to take care of the football. Cheap Nike Zoom For Sale. He made some good plays in the passing game. My gut reaction is some good and some bad.Liberty amassed just 160 yards of offense, scoring all of its points off of Virginia Tech turnovers. The Hokies lost four fumbles.They made more plays than we did, but well bounce back, Liberty coach Turner Gill said. We will be a better football team from this ball game.THE TAKEAWAYLIBERTY: Liberty quarterback Stephon Masha got off to a rough start in his attempt to replace Josh Woodrum, a four-year starter. Masha completed 9 of 25 for 70 yards and two interceptions. It was a sloppy debut overall for Liberty, which committed 13 penalties, including eight false-start penalties.VIRGINIA TECH: The Hokies defense struggled with consistency a year ago, but looked good Saturday. Virginia Tech, which intercepted just 10 passes last season, had three, marking the 41st time under defensive coordinator Bud Foster that the Hokies have intercepted at least three passes in a game. Theyre 38-3 in those games.It was a good starting point for us today, Foster said. I was pleased with how we played. We didnt give up any explosive plays. All in all, I thought we did a nice job in some sudden-change situations and on third down. I think they had 11 turnovers last year, so that (forcing the turnovers) was big.UP NEXTLIBERTY: The Flames will serve as hosts to Jacksonville next Saturday in Libertys home opener. The game will be Libertys first against an opponent from the Pioneer Football League.VIRGINIA TECH: The Hokies now get ready to take on Tennessee at Bristol Motor Speedway next Saturday night in a game that could set college footballs single-game attendance mark. The two teams havent met in the regular season since 1937. ' ' '
As we do each Sunday right here, we recap the weeks winners and losers from a fantasy perspective, complete with applicable game and historical data. Nike Free Shoes From China . Check back after the conclusion of the 1 and 4 p.m. ET (and, when applicable, Sunday Night Football) games for our picks of the weeks best and worst.WinnersDerek Carr, QB, Oakland Raiders: Overtime helped him pad his fantasy statistics -- he gained an additional 10, thanks in large part to a game-winning, 41-yard touchdown pass -- but Carrs 35 nevertheless count, and earned him the top spot on the leaderboard (through Sunday). That also set a new career high for the third-year player, who now has 156 fantasy points for the season, putting him on pace for a season-ending 312. If Carr can maintain that pace, hed enjoy a second consecutive season of at least a 50-fantasy-point increase to begin his career.In addition, 312 fantasy points would give Carr the seventh-best season by any quarterback aged 25 or younger.Tyler Eifert, TE, Cincinnati Bengals: In his first fully healthy game of 2016 -- he played 76 of 88 offensive snaps, per Pro Football Focus Nathan Jahnke, that 86.4 percentage right in line with his 86.9 percent in his 13 games played in 2015 -- Eifert managed 16 fantasy points, his fourth-best single-game effort of his career. In the process, he matched his career high for receptions (9) and had a career-high 12 targets. Most encouraging for his going-forward value, Eifert had only one red zone target out of those 12, which he converted for a touchdown, supporting his hefty usage in all situations. Hes now 13-for-23 converting red zone targets into scores in his career.Aaron Rodgers, QB, Green Bay Packers: No Randall Cobb or Ty Montgomery? No problem. Though Rodgers fell short in leading his Packers to a comeback victory on Sunday, he padded the fantasy stat sheet with a 33-point effort that represented his season high and his best individual performance since 2015 Week 3 (34). He did it by distributing touchdown passes to three different wide receivers, Jordy Nelson (15 fantasy points), Jeff Janis (9) and Trevor Davis (8), while delivering a team-high 12 completed passes to Davante Adams.For Rodgers, it was the 14th time in his career that he scored at least 30 fantasy points. Only seven players in history have had more: LaDainian Tomlinson (20), Drew Brees (19), Marshall Faulk (18), Jim Brown (17), Tom Brady (16), Steve Young (16) and George Blanda (15).Tom Brady, QB, New England Patriots: Ho-hum, another big Brady game. His 29 fantasy points matched Blake Bortles Thursday output for third among quarterbacks (through Sunday), though his game was plenty prettier to watch.Brady now has 102 fantasy points in four games, putting him on pace for a season-ending 306, which would easily shatter the single-season record for a player aged 39 or older, currently held by Brett Favre (274 in 2009, age 40). This was also the third time that Brady has managed at least 25 fantasy points since celebrating his 39th birthday, tying him with Favre and Warren Moon for the most at that age or older. Extending Bradys 25-point-game accomplishments to the entirety of a career, he now has 39, which ranks third on the all-time list behind Brees (46) and Peyton Manning (43).Jonathan Stewart, RB, Carolina Panthers: Talk about a matchup-busting performance, Stewart scored 21 fantasy points against the Arizona Cardinals, who entering Week 8 had afforded the second-fewest fantasy points per game to opposing running backs (11.1). In fact, Stewarts total was the second most against that defense behind only LeSean McCoys 23 (2016 Week 3) since the beginning of last season. This also marked only the second time in Stewarts career that he had managed consecutive games with at least 20 fantasy points -- he also did it in 2009 Weeks 15-16 -- and he did it facing two polar-extreme matchups with a bye sandwiched in between, as Stewarts 20 in Week 6 came against a New Orleans Saints defense that, entering Week 8, had allowed the most fantasy points per game to running backs (25.2).Amari Cooper, WR, Raiders: His 23 fantasy points paced all wide receivers (through Sunday), and unlike the aforementioned Carr, Cooper scored the majority of his points during regulation, adding only two during overtime on a 20-yard reception. Though the second-year player might seem somewhat frustrating to own, he has actually been one of the most productive players at his position this season, moving into sixth place with 90 fantasy points, one behind teammate Michael Crabtree (who had 10 of his own on Sunday).Cooper is now on pace for a season-ending 180 fantasy points, which would represent a 47-point increase upon his 2015 rookie-year total (133).Rob Gronkowski, TE, Patriots: With 16 fantasy points, Gronkowski captured a share of the tight-end lead (through Sunday), and it gave him three consecutive games with at least 15 fantasy points. That tied his longest previous streak in his career, accomplished in 2011 Weeks 9-11.Matt Ryan, QB, Atlanta Falcons: Another week, another productive fantasy score for Ryan, whose 23 points gave him a position-leading six games within the weeks top 10 scoring quarterbacks. It also gave him 175 fantasy points for the season, putting him on pace for a season-ending 350. If that holds, Ryan would enjoy the 12th campaign in history with at least that many, and hed become only the ninth different quarterback to have ever reached that plateau, joining Brady, Brees, Daunte Culpepper, Peyton Manning, Dan Marino, Cam Newton, Rodgers and Steve Young.Rodgers, by the way, is on pace for an impressive 334 fantasy points of his own.J.J. Nelson, WR, Cardinals: Could a new star be rising in Arizona? Nelsons 19 fantasy points fell shy of the wide receiver lead in Week 8, but they were still far more than anyone expected, as he was started in 0.4 percent of ESPN leagues. With eight receptions, he doubled his previous personal best in the category, resulting in 27 PPR fantasy points that helped him set a new career high. In standard-scoring terms, his 19 fantasy points fell short of the 20 he posted in 2015 Week 11. Still, they came on the heels of an encouraging, eight-point Week 7 performance, making Nelson one of the more intriguing pickups heading into Week 9.Theo Riddick, RB, Detroit Lions: For the third time in six (healthy) games this season, Riddick managed at least 18 standard and 25 PPR fantasy points; in this one he managed 18 and 26. Those three games represent his three best single-week efforts of his career to date, out of 50 overall NFL contests.LosersMark Ingram, RB, Saints: It was the fumble that caused a fantasy frenzy. On a first-and-10 play, 6:56 into the first quarter, Ingram lost a fumble on a 2-yard gain that resulted in a Seattle Seahawks defensive touchdown (Earl Thomas score on the recovery). From there, Ingram didnt again touch the football, as Tim Hightower took 26 and Daniel Lasco five of the next 31 rushing attempts en route to ruining many a day for Ingrams owners in the 81.2 percent of ESPN leagues in which he was starting. Ingrams final minus-2 fantasy point tally represented the worst in his 69-game NFL career, the first time he had been held beneath four fantasy points in a single game, in fact, since the beginning of the 2015 season.Whats more, Ingrams owners had to be particularly frustrated watching Hightower perform so poorly in goal-line situations, a role to which Ingram is better suited. On Sunday, Hightower handled five rushing attempts and one receiving target within three yards of the Seahawks end zone, and he failed to convert a touchdown on any of them (one was a 2-yard gain at the 3-yard line, the other five were for no gain or for a loss). Since 2001, the only other player to total at least six such opportunities without scoring a touchdown on any of them was LaDainian Tomlinson (0-for-6, 2009 Week 7).Greg Olsen, TE, Panthers: This was an uncharacteristically poor day for Olsen, who is known for his weekly consistency. He was held to just one fantasy point, and two in PPR scoring, representing his worst individual game using both of those numbers since 2015 Week 1 (also 1 and 2). More importantly for future matchups analysis, however, this further underscored how exceptionally well the Cardinals have been defending opposing tight ends this season, as they entered Week 8 limiting the position to the fewest fantasy points per game (2.1).Julio Jones, WR, Falcons: The most-started wide receiver in ESPN fantasy leagues in Week 8 -- he was active in 99.8 percent -- Jones managed just two points on his five targets on Sunday, marking the third time this season that he has been held to that few. Remarkably, Jones still holds the position lead in fantasy points for the season (105, one more than A.J. Green), but he has taken quite the inconsistent route getting there. In this one, a brief absence for a leg/ankle injury contributed, and he saw only one target in the final 36 minutes of the game, perhaps a product of his injury. The Packers also focused quite a bit of defensive attention upon him, in particular assigning LaDarius Gunter to cover him for a good number of snaps.James White, RB, Patriots: Most everyone on the Patriots roster enjoyed a productive fantasy day ... but not White, who was held to a mere two standard-league and four PPR points. He was started in 54.2 percent of ESPN leagues.Spencer Ware, RB, Kansas City Chiefs: An injury greatly limited what was a disappointing day -- he didnt return after halftime due to a concussion -- but Ware wasnt performing especially well before exiting, letting down his owners in the 94.1 percent of leagues in which he was started. He tallied just three fantasy points, and five in PPR scoring, as he averaged just 2.7 yards on his seven carries. With Jamaal Charles (knee) also ailing, the Chiefs could be in a tough spot at running back entering Week 9, as Charcandrick West scored just five fantasy points in their absences.T.Y. Hilton, WR, Indianapolis Colts: Continuing with the injury theme, Hilton exited Sundays game for at least a few series with a hamstring issue, though his two fantasy points on six targets while he was in the game was rather disappointing to his owners in the 97.7 percent of leagues in which he was started. It was his worst output so far in 2016, and his least since 2015 Week 15 (2), as Donte Moncrief (10 fantasy points) was the Colts fantasy wide receiver standout in Week 8.Brandon Marshall, WR, New York Jets: Normally a six-point fantasy day wouldnt typically be classified as a poor performance, but in this case, that Marshall managed that few, as well as only 10 using PPR scoring, was a real letdown for owners who made him the seventh most-started wide receiver of Week 8 (94.8 percent of leagues). Marshall has now been held to single-digit fantasy points in three consecutive games, the first time that has happened since 2014 Weeks 12-14.Tyrell Williams, WR, San Diego Chargers: Chalk his bad game up to the matchup, but Williams was started in 21.6 percent of ESPN leagues in Week 8, so the impact of his zero-point fantasy effort was surely felt. He was the most-started Chargers wide receiver, yet he didnt manage to capture a single one of that groups 17 combined fantasy points (Travis Benjamin 10, Dontrelle Inman 7). Wholesale Nike Free . As the crowd erupted, Davis knocked the ball off the glass and back into his hands. With 1:14 to go in overtime, Davis sixth block also became his 17th rebound. 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No. 3 Abhimanyu Chauhan resisted with a top score of 46, while wicketkeeper Vivek Naidu was unbeaten on 23. Mohit, who had taken three wickets on the third day, completed his five-for, conceding 27 runs in 11 overs.Fifties from Anshul Gupta and Rahul Singh helped Services battle out a draw against Goa after they were asked to follow-on the fourth day in Cuttack. Resuming from an overnight score of 267 for 7, Services were dismissed for 279 and conceded a 327-run first-innings lead. Goa got early breakthroughs after enforcing the follow-on, reducing Services to 52 for 4 by the 16th over, but Gupta and Rahul batted out more than 50 overs and added 136 runs to ensure Goa only got points for the lead.Himachal Pradesh played out a draw against Tripura in Kalyani, riding on a century from opener Ankush Bains and fifties from Prashant Chopra, Nikhil Gangta and Rishi Dhawan to end with a score of 349 for 5 in their second innings. Himachals runs came at a brisk pace of 4.36 per over, after they began their day at 19 for 1. Chopra and Bains stretched their partnership to 76 before the latter added shared in two more half-century stands - with Paras Dogra and Gangta. Bains was the fifth wicket to fall, trapped lbw by Gurinderr Singh, who took four of the five wickets on the day. Cheap Nike Free For Sale. Rishi Dhawan then struck a run-a-ball 54, with eight fours, in a sixth-wicket partnership of 107 runs with Gangta, to take Himachal to stumps.Balchander Anirudhs maiden first-class century helped Hyderabad hold Kerala to a draw in Bhubaneswar. Anirudhs 120 not out came in the second innings after Kerala had enforced the follow-on, having restricted Hyderabads first-innings total to 281. That Hyderabad got to a total of 281 was largely down to Mehdi Hasans 58, which helped the last three wickets add 51 runs to the teams overnight score. With a first-innings lead of 236, Kerala got an early breakthrough in Hyderabads second innings before being thwarted by Anirudh who shared a 122-run, third-wicket partnership with his captain S Badrinath. Anirudhs knock came off 192 deliveries with 14 fours and two sixes.DB Ravi Tejas 73-ball 50 steered Andhras successful chase of 191 runs against Jammu & Kashmir in Mumbai. Tejas fifty in the four-wicket win complemented the efforts of left-arm spinner Bhargav Bhatt and seamer DP Vijaykumar who bundled J&K out for 111 in their second innings. J&K began the fourth day at 31 for 2 but Bhatts 5 for 60 and Vijaykumars three wickets triggered a collapse that saw J&K lose seven wickets for 38 runs. Parvez Rasool troubled Andhras chase with 4 for 55 but Andhras target was too for his wickets to have an impact. ' ' '
CHARLOTTE, N. Wholesale Saucony Shoes .C. -- Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera said he will err on the side of caution when deciding whether Pro Bowl middle linebacker Luke Kuechly plays in the final two games.Kuechly was inactive for Monday nights win at Washington even though the 2013 NFL Defensive Player of the Year was cleared from the concussion protocol two days earlier.Rivera said he still hasnt made a final decision on whether Kuechly will play Saturday against?Atlanta?and the following week at?Tampa Bay.Kuechlys thoughts will be a factor, and he has made it clear he wants to play.With Carolina (6-8) all but eliminated from playoff contention, Rivera appears to be leaning toward sitting Kuechly for the long-term health of his defensive leader.Kuechly missed three games with a concussion last season and was in the concussion protocol for three more games this season before being cleared Saturday. Medical experts agree that players who have suffered a concussion are more susceptible to having another.I know a couple of weeks ago I was talking about if hes ready to go, were going to roll him out there, Rivera said. But Ive got a lot of things to think about. Ive got to make the decision that is going to be best for him and this organization going forward.I have to not make just the right decision, but the prudent decision. Its important we make very good decisions.Rivera said Kuechly took it very tough when told he wouldnt play against Washington.Hes a football player, and he wants to play in the worst way, he said. But as I go through this and look at all the things, talk with the doctors, talk with everybody just making sure that at the end of the day we make the right decision. Cheap Saucony Shoes Store . Belfort (24-10) needed just 77 seconds to down Henderson in the headlining bout of Saturdays "UFC Fight Night: Belfort vs. Henderson" event at Goiania Arena in Goiania, Brazil. The fight served as a rematch of the pairs 2006 meeting, which Henderson won by decision. Saucony Shoes Clearance .C. -- Charlotte Bobcats coach Steve Clifford said after all of these years in the NBA hes still amazed at some of the things LeBron James does. . Neymar curled home a free kick from just outside the area to put the 2014 World Cup host ahead in the 44th minute. Three minutes after the break, a simple through pass from Paulinho freed Oscar and the Chelsea star rounded goalkeeper Jung Sung-ryong to extend Brazils lead.Lionel Messi has said it would be a source of great pride to meet United States president Barack Obama and his daughters after hearing they were big fans of his. During a visit to Argentina, Obama revealed that his teenage daughters Malia and Sasha were desperate to meet the Argentina and Barcelona star.The US president said his daughters are fans of the five-time winner of the Ballon DOr award and have the 28-year-old in their sights. My daughters met Pope Francis, Obama is quoted on Barcelonas official website as saying. And now they want to meet Messi, but I still havent been able to set it up.When asked about the presidents comments, Messi insisted he would jump at the chance should the opportunity arise.Obviously, I was surprised that he said that, but on the contrary, for me it would bee completely the opposite, Messi told Argentine sports channel TyC Sports. Discount Saucony Shoes Shop. Barack Obama was in Argentina with wife Michelle and daughters Malia and Sasha For me it would be a source of great pride to be able to meet him and his daughters, but obviously I know it would be complicated.I dont know whether it is possible. Maybe he made the comment because he was in Argentina but I can say I was as surprised as everyone else. Also See: Messis 117-game shot run ends Xavi tips Mahrez for Barca ' ' '
Russian mixed martial arts legend Fedor Emelianenko has signed a multi-fight deal with Bellator MMA and will face Matt Mitrione on Feb. Air Max 95 Rebajas . 18.Officials announced the news on Saturday. The heavyweight bout will headline a Spike TV-televised event at SAP Center in San Jose, California. initially reported the fight.Its great to be back in business with Fedor, said Bellator MMA President Scott Coker. The man is a legend both inside and outside of the cage, and Im elated to bring him back stateside for the American MMA fans to witness him fight Matt Mitrione in San Jose. He and I go quite aways back, and I look forward to continuing to build our partnership here in Bellator MMA.Emelianenko (36-4) is a former Pride Fighting Championships heavyweight titleholder. He retired from MMA in June 2012 but announced a comeback in 2015. Since returning to competition, the 40-year-old is 2-0 with wins over Singh Jaideep and Fabio Maldonado.His most recent performance came under some controversy. Emelianenko took a majority decision win over Maldonado in St. Petersburg, Russia. Many observers scored the three-round fight a draw.Mitrione (11-5) is a UFC veteran who signed with Bellator earlier this year. He is 2-0 in the Bellator cage with two knockouts. Zapatillas Air Max 95 Baratas . The Montreal Canadiens announced on Friday that the veteran forward will return to the teams line-up on Saturday night when the Habs visit the Nashville Predators. Venta De Air Max 95 . -- For the first time in two months, an opponent was standing up to Alabama. . -- Peyton Manning will have all of his wide receivers available for the first time in a month when the Denver Broncos begin their playoff run Jan. SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. -- Zach McWilliams allowed four hits and one earned run over 4 1/3 innings, Tyler Jones hit a go-ahead home run in the seventh inning and Goodlettsville, Tennessee beat Chula Vista, California 4-2 on Tuesday night in an elimination game of the Little League World Series.Tennessee catcher Tanner Jones made a heads-up play at the plate for the third out of the sixth to force extra innings.On the second pitch of the seventh, Tyler Jones hit a solo homer over the left-center wall to put Tennessee ahead 3-2. Brock Duuffer had a one-out, bases-loaded single to score McWilliams but Ethan Jackson was thrown out at the plate to retire the side. Nike Air Max 95 España. Tennessee reliever Robert Carroll went to the mound with two on, one out in the bottom of the seventh and got California to hit into a double play.McWilliams also hit his second home run of the LLWS to give Tennessee, which plays Iowa on Wednesday, a 2-0 lead in the fifth. ' ' '
UBET punters have put their faith in the Carolina Panthers ahead of Tuesday mornings clash with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Adidas Shoes Clearance Store . Despite both sides recording just one win in four starts this season, the Panthers ($1.40) have attracted more than 70% of the money for the round five clash against Dirk Koetters Buccaneers ($3).Head to Head: Carolina Panthers ($1.40) v Tampa Bay Buccaneers ($3). Wholesale Adidas Shoes . - After leading the Saints to a fourth playoff appearance in five seasons, Drew Brees expressed confidence in the direction of his team and, perhaps more importantly, showed a willingness to listen to contract proposals if the team needs his help getting under the NFLs salary cap. Discount Adidas Shoes . It is a cliché dragged out by fans and pundits regularly when discussions take place around which teams are better than others. . Louis Cardinals. Victorino is batting sixth and playing right field after missing two games because of back tightness.NEW YORK -- Coming off the worst start of his young career, David Phelps tried to put the flop out of his mind. Following his best outing yet, he took the same approach. "Got to forget about this one, too," he said. Phelps already was looking ahead toward his next trip to the mound after allowing a mere infield single in six shutout innings Tuesday night and pitching the New York Yankees past the Cleveland Indians 4-3. "He shut them down," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. Mark Teixeira hit his second homer of the season since coming off the disabled list last Friday. His three-run shot made it 4-0 in the third inning, and came a day after he lined a grand slam against Cleveland. "Big home run by Tex. Thats two nights in a row," Girardi said. "Hes an RBI machine." Drew Stubbs hit a three-run homer in the seventh off Joba Chamberlain. But Nick Swisher lined into a key double play in the eighth against David Robertson and the Indians dropped their third in a row and seventh straight on the road -- they also lost shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera, putting him on the disabled list after he strained his right quadriceps Monday night. "I was up there against my best buddy Robby and just had a little bad luck," Swisher said. "Im always up for the challenge of playing here and playing against the Yankees. The homer by Stubby rejuvenated us, but we missed opportunities tonight. "We arent playing our best right now and we have to take a look in the mirror and turn things around," he added. Phelps (4-3) neatly bounced back from his previous outing, when he gave up five runs while getting just one out against the New York Mets. The 26-year-old righty struck out leadoff man Michael Bourn on three pitches and wound up fanning seven with four walks. The lone hit against him came when Stubbs beat out a slow roller to shortstop in the third. Phelps, in his second major league season, walked the first two batters in the fifth. After a visit from pitching coach Larry Rothschild, Phelps retired the next three hitters. Robertson escaped a first-and-second, no-out jam in the eighth when Swisher lined to second baseman Jayson Nix, whose flip doubled Jason Kipnis off second. TThe lineout against his former team left Swisher in an 0-for-13 rut. Adidas Shoes From China. Mariano Rivera struck out two in the ninth for his 21st save. Mike Aviles flied out to end it, then made a beeline toward plate umpire Tony Randazzo to confront him and was ejected -- Aviles, who disputed a called third strike earlier in the game, was upset that the first pitch in the final at-bat was ruled a foul instead of a ball. "Aviles and Tony were going back and forth. I cant let them go at each other," Indians manager Terry Francona said. "Youve got the best closer in the history of the game and he doesnt need any help." Said Aviles: "It was pretty clear that the ball didnt hit the bat. Im up there battling in a difficult spot and it was clear the ball never touched my bat. After the game, I said a few things and he was upset." Scott Kazmir (3-3) breezed through the first two innings, then gave up five straight hits to open the third. Teixeira capped the burst with his homer, tagging a familiar victim -- Teixeira is 10 for 20 with four doubles and eight walks against Kazmir. Lyle Overbay opened the Yankees third with a double and Chris Stewart singled, but was caught trying to advance. Ichiro Suzuki followed with an RBI single, Nix singled and Teixeira homered down the left field line. NOTES: The Yankees are 5-1 against Cleveland this year. ... Indians RHP Corey Kluber (3-3, 4.36 ERA) starts Wednesday afternoon vs. Yankees LHP CC Sabathia (5-4, 3.71). ... As part of his farewell tour, Rivera met with longtime Yankee Stadium employees before the game. Among them were ticket takers who have worked for the team for more than 40 years. ... Chamberlain and other Yankees greeted a faithful friend near the dugout during batting practice -- Chase, a 12-year-old golden retriever. The dog has long worked for the Trenton Thunder, the Yankees Double-A affiliate, fetching bats in the first inning and bringing them back to the dugout. Yankees INF David Adams petted Chase and recalled the pooch retrieving for him, without leaving any teeth marks in the wood. "Hes not chomping at the bit," Adams said. "Or at the bat, either." ... Adams played 2B for the first time in the majors. ' ' '
PITTSBURGH -- A season thats spiraled away from the Pittsburgh Pirates spilled into frustration Sunday. Billy Hamilton Jersey .On the edge of elimination from the playoff race with a 10-7 loss to Washington, the Pirates got into a bench-clearing skirmish after Nationals star Bryce Harper injured his left thumb trying to avoid a fake tag by third baseman Jung Ho Kang.The Pirates are five games behind in the NL wild-card race with a week left.When Kang came up for the first time after Harper was hurt in the third inning, he saw a fastball sail behind him from Washington starter A.J. Cole.Thats when the fracas began.I was just calmly sitting there watching some people come out of their dugout like, as if they were in the right, Im just trying to understand how, said Pirates left fielder Sean Rodriguez, who was ejected during the fray.How could you defend throwing the ball behind someones head for whatever reason? I guess thats what got me going a little bit, he said.Cole also was tossed.I was very surprised I was the only one ejected considering, Rodriguez said. I got blamed for being the one that instigated, but you can watch the film yourself.Harpers thumb was sore and the reigning NL MVP will have X-rays Monday.Harper led off the third inning with a triple for the NL East champions. As Harper neared third, Kang acted as if a throw was coming and faked a tag.Harper went down, was checked by a trainer and stayed in. He scored on Anthony Rendons double and was replaced in the field in the bottom half by Chris Heisey.Jayson Werth, who was in the middle of the ruckus, had a pinch-hit, two-run homer and Heisey had a go-ahead single during a five-run burst in the eighth. The Nationals rally came against former teammate Felipe Rivero (1-5).Rivero had allowed just four earned runs in his previous 25 innings since being traded from Washington to the Pirates.Kang hit a two-run homer off Koda Glover to give the Pirates the lead in the seventh.Shawn Kelley (3-2) wound up with the win. Former Pirates closer Mark Melancon pitched a scoreless ninth for his 43rd save.TRAINERS ROOMPirates: C Francisco Cervelli did not play after taking a foul ball off his wrist Saturday. ... RHP Neftali Feliz (arm) threw off flat ground but is not yet ready for a return to the mound.UP NEXTNationals: Tanner Roark (15-9 2.70 ERA) had his start pushed back one day after the Nationals clinched the NL East on Saturday night. Hell looking for his career-best 16th win as Washington hosts Arizona for a four-game series.Pirates: Chad Kuhl (5-3, 3.73 ERA) will start as Pittsburgh begins a four-game series against the NL Central champion Chicago Cubs. Kuhl has allowed seven earned runs in 7 1/3 innings in his two previous starts against Chicago this season. Tom Seaver Jersey . A knee to the thigh might have stung him the most, but his sixth straight double-double made up for the brief burst of pain. Brandon Finnegan Jersey .J. Ellis hit two-run homers and the NL West champion Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the San Diego Padres 4-0 Saturday night. . 8 Iowa State on Saturday, sending the Cyclones to their third consecutive loss. The Longhorns (14-4, 3-2) got their biggest win of the season with their third in the row in the Big 12. Worcester flanker Alafoti Faosiliva has been handed a one-week ban following his sending off against Gloucester.Faosiliva was dismissed in the second half at Sixways on September 9 when he appeared to lead with his forearm in a challenge on Gloucester lock Mariano Galarza, and was charged with striking.The 30-year-old pleaded guilty and will be free to play again on September 18.An RFU statement said: Alafotti Faosiliva of Worcester Warriors appeared before an RFU disciplinary panel this evening charged with striking with the arm and/or elbow, contrary to law 10. Scott Schebler Jersey. 4(a).Faosiliva pleaded guilty and was given a one-week ban. He is free to play again on the 18th of September. ' ' '
SAN FRANCISCO -- A thoughtful meeting in the Bay Area with the San Francisco brass and Mark Melancon didnt need much convincing. Alcides Escobar Jersey . Not to mention he is already looking forward to talking nutrition and sport science with Hunter Pence, his former Houston teammate and yoga pal.I think we get a kick out of one another, Melancon said Tuesday, a day after reaching a $62 million, four-year contract with the Giants, the richest contract so far for a closer.San Francisco felt right to Melancon -- and the Giants needed him to stabilize the ninth inning.It was obvious that this organization knows how to win, and thats their top priority, Melancon said. Theyre set up with the Gold Glovers up the middle, Buster Posey, (Brandon) Crawford, (Joe) Panik. Being a groundball guy, thats a huge priority. Just the character, being on the other side, you could tell how much character there is in that other clubhouse, so be able to join it and join a group of guys that are veterans in winning, it was the total package in my opinion.He also gets to finish games following ace starters such as 2014 World Series MVP Madison Bumgarner, Johnny Cueto and Jeff Samardzija. With a better bullpen this year, the Giants might have added another even-numbered year championship following titles in 2010, 12 and 14.San Francisco blew 32 saves, including nine in September. Five relievers combined to squander Game 4 of the NL Division Series against the eventual champion Cubs, who scored four runs in the ninth inning to win 6-5.The Giants were willing to keep their payroll above the luxury-tax threshold for a third straight year to land Melancon. After paying $1.3 million for 2015 and about $3 million more for this year, their 2017 tax payroll already projects to $196 million, with plenty of moves left to make.One of the prices of getting Mark was paying the tax, as well, said CEO Larry Baer, who will have an overall payroll of more than $200 million for the first time. That was a pretty easy decision because of the value we believe Mark brings to the Giants.Melancon has saved at least 30 games in each of the past three seasons, recording a majors-best 51 in 2015. He went 47 for 51 in save opportunities in 75 relief appearances last season with Pittsburgh and Washington, tied for second-most saves with Baltimores Zach Britton and the Los Angeles Dodgers Kenley Jansen.The man gets big outs! Clint Hurdle, Melancons former manager with the Pirates, wrote in an email.Melancons three young children -- Brooklyn, 5; Jack, 2 +; and 1-year-old Ella -- are already learning about the iconic, bright orange Golden Gate Bridge and their soon-to-be new home. For Melancon, having some job security for four years means so much for his family to feel settled in a city and community.I saw the reason that they are such a good organization and why they want to win so much and the effort they will put in to winning, Melancon said. Im a huge proponentHe was traded from Pittsburgh to Washington midway through last season.A true professional in all aspects of the game and a class act off the field, Hurdle said. Always hunting for an edge or a way to improve his craft.Also Tuesday, general manager Bobby Evans said the Giants were finalizing a minor league deal with right-hander Bryan Morris that includes an invitation to big league spring training. 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Walton scored 20 points and Frankie Hughes added 14 points as Missouri rallied to beat Tulane 67-62 at the Tire Pros Invitational.Kevin Puryear scored 11 points for the Tigers (2-2), who claimed seventh-place in the tournament.Im glad for our team that we finally experienced some success at this tournament, Missouri coach Kim Anderson said. I think maybe we had a little doubt in our minds today and the only way I know to cure that is to play with effort and intensity. We challenged them to do that and they responded.Tulane (1-4) got 18 points from Cameron Reynolds and 10 apiece from Malik Morgan and Kaiin Harris, but lost for the third straight time.This was a tale of two halves for us, Tulane coach Mike Dunleavy said. I thought we did a really nice job with their dribble penetration in the first half. Then they just took it to us in the second half, got to the free throw line a bunch and scored 40 points in the paint on us. Its hard to survive that number.Puryear and Walton, who had two points each in the first half, woke up a stagnant Missouri offense at the start of the second half. They combined for 27 points after halftime.Puryear scored nine of his teams first 11 points of the second half with some strong post-up moves to cut the 10-point halftime deficit to just 36-33 with 15:50 left. A few minutes later, Walton came off the bench and scored 11 points in a 15-3 run to givve Missouri a 51-46 lead. Jorge Soler Jersey. BIG PICTUREMissouri desperately needed this win. The Tigers looked uninspired in the first half, but showed a lot of fight and energy in the final 20 minutes. Tulane was just as desperate, but expectations for the Green Wave arent nearly as high as they are for the Tigers. Tulane led most of the game and had an opportunity to steal a win at the end.AT THE LINEMissouri didnt shoot a free throw in the first half, but went 13 of 16 in the second half.Us not shooting a free throw in the first half is not a criticism of the officials, we just werent taking the ball strong to the basket, Anderson said. We didnt abandon the perimeter game in the second half, but we wanted to get the ball to the basket as much as possible and it showed.WRONG DIRECTIONMissouri allowed opponents to shoot progressively better in each of its first three games before halting the run against Tulane. The Tigers limited Tulane to 33.3 percent for the game, after allowing Davidson to shoot 44.4 percent in its last game.UNFAMILIAR TERRITORYTulanes 32-22 halftime lead was the first time the Green Wave has led at the half in three games in the tournament. The advantage didnt last.UP NEXTTulane travels to Georgia Tech Saturday.Missouri will host Northwestern State Saturday. ' ' '
CHICAGO -- Jessica January had 25 points, six rebounds and six assists Saturday night and No. Tyler Anderson Jersey . 20 DePaul beat Northwestern 89-66.The Blue Demons (3-1) took control beginning at the 5-minute mark of the third quarter, turning a four-point advantage into an 86-55 lead -- their largest of the night -- with 2:49 left in the game. January scored 11 during that stretch and DePaul outscored the Wildcats 39-12.Ashton Millender had 13 points and Kelly Campbell scored 12 for DePaul. Jacqui Grant and Tanita Allen added 10 points each.DePaul took 35 of its 68 field-goal attempts from 3-point range, making 15 from distance. Campbell made four 3s and January and Millender hit three each.Lauren Douglas had 18 points and Ashley Deary scored 14 for Northwestern (3-1). The Wildcats led 29-25 late in the first half before DePaul closed with a 13-1 run. Nolan Arenado Jersey .ca looks back at the stories and moments that made the year memorable. Bryan Shaw Jersey . 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OAKLAND, Calif. -- Oakland and Alameda County leaders will vote Tuesday on a financial and development plan to build a $1.3 billion football stadium at the Coliseum site to keep the Raiders from moving to Las Vegas.Mayor Libby Schaaf and other local leaders on Friday presented details of the plan reached with the Ronnie Lott Group and Fortress Investment Group that includes public money only being used for infrastructure upgrades.This term sheet agreement puts Oakland in the running to keep the Raiders in a way that is responsible to the team, the league, the fans and the taxpayers, Schaaf said. Everything the city and county and the investor team is doing is about putting forward the best offer to encourage the Raiders ownership and the NFL to keep the Raiders in Oakland, where the team belongs.The Raiders had no comment on the plan, and owner Mark Davis is committed to moving to Las Vegas, where a $1.9 billion stadium project has been approved. Nevada will raise $750 million from a hotel tax to fund the stadium with billionaire casino mogul Sheldon Adelson contributing $650 million and the Raiders and NFL kicking in $500 million.The Raiders must get approval from 24 of the 32 NFL owners before being allowed to move with a vote possible as soon as January.That put pressure on Bay Area officials to put together an alternative plan to keep the Raiders from moving. The parties have identified $1.25 billion in potential financing for a project that may cost upward of $1.3 billion for a stadium that would open in 2021.The city will invest $200 million on infrastructure in the area as well as provide land worth $150 million. The Lott Group will contribute $400 million to the project with the NFL and the Raiders contributing $500 million. The NFL has already pledged $300 million to a stadium in Oakland when it prevennted the Raiders from moving to Los Angeles earlier this year. DJ LeMahieu Jersey. The city and county still must figure out how to deal with the nearly $100 million in debt on the current stadium before finalizing the deal.Under the deal, the city and county will convey approximately 105 acres to Lott Group/Fortress for a football stadium with about 55,000 seats will be built along with mixed-use development for possible office or retail space, hotels, residential housing and parking.There will also be 15 acres reserved for a new baseball stadium for the Athletics if they choose to stay at their current site. If the As decide to move to a different location that land will be added to the mixed-use development. Also, the 10 acres occupied by Oracle Arena could be added to the development if the Warriors move to San Francisco and the city and county decide not to keep using the arena.This is the best plan the city and county have ever achieved in attempting to keep the Raiders in Oakland, councilmember Larry Reid said. We are offering control of the land, a respected investment team, and no risk to taxpayers in putting this deal together. This shows the public, the Raiders ownership and the NFL that there is a viable plan to remain in Oakland.Hall of Famer Ronnie Lott has teamed with former NFL player Rodney Peete to head the Oakland Pro Football LLC, which is working with global investment manager Fortress Investment Group LLC on the project.This is about what it means to be from Oakland, and the values we share as a region, Lott said. If we put those things forward, we believe we have a fighting opportunity to keep the Raiders here and join in revitalizing the community around the Coliseum. ' ' '
MINNEAPOLIS -- Home plate umpire Jerry Layne was hit in the mask by a foul ball in the first inning and had to leave Sundays game between Seattle and Minnesota because of concussion-like symptoms. Wholesale Nike Shoes China .A foul off the bat of the Mariners Robinson Cano ricocheted directly off Laynes mask.Layne stumbled to his right and was grabbed by catcher Juan Centeno, who was quickly aided by Cano. Layne was tended to by Minnesota trainers for a few minutes before gingerly leaving the field.Hunter Wendelstedt took over home plate duties. Layne was the crew chief for the game at Target Field. Discount Air Max 270 . Miikka Kiprusoff had just announced his retirement after a decade-long run in Calgary and it would be up to Berra and Ramo to fill the void. Cheap Air Max 270 China .Y. -- Paul Byron and Matt Stajan scored as the Calgary Flames started a five-game road trip with a 2-1 overtime win over the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday afternoon. . PETERSBURG, Fla. TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Xavier Rathan-Mayes finally feels comfortable as Florida States point guard after a learning curve the past two seasons.As the Seminoles are going through offseason workouts, the 6-foot-4 junior has done a better job of directing the action on the floor. In his first full season running the point last year, Rathan-Mayes averaged 4.4 assists, which is second in the Atlantic Coast Conference among returning players, but he also had six conference games where he committed four or more turnovers.In order to cut down on the turnovers, Rathan-Mayes has spent a lot of time looking at film from last season and has been concentrating more on making sure his teammates are on the right spot on the floor.Xavier has been extremely focused and in a good frame of mind, coach Leonard Hamilton said. We had our ups and downs last season but that is part of the process with point guards and young teams.Rathan-Mayes said he realized while watching film that he had to do a better job of taking more control on the floor. A lot of the turnovers last season were the result of poor passes or cases where players were not in the right position.Ball spacing was a huge problem late in the year as the Seminoles finished 20-14 and missed the NCAA Tournament for the fourth straight season.I have to do a better job of making sure guys are where they need to be, he said.Taking control may also mean an increase in scoring. After leading Florida State in sscoring as a freshman (14. Air Max 270 China. 9 points per game), Rathan-Mayes average dropped to 11.8 last season. In conference games he averaged 12.1 points last season after having 16.1 as a freshman.Rathan-Mayes did say one of the things he has been working on individually is shooting and trying to have better form, especially on perimeter shots.Hamilton and Rathan-Mayes had their moments of strife last season as many wondered if he would return to school. The low point came on Jan. 20 at Louisville as Rathan-Mayes was benched for a violation of team rules. Both sides though have appeared to work out their differences after Rathan-Mayes decided to come back this season after briefly putting his name in consideration for the NBA draft.Rathan-Mayes and Dwayne Bacon are the only two returning starters, but the Seminoles did add another talented recruiting class that many services ranked in the top 10. It is led by 6-foot-10 forward Jonathan Isaac, who averaged 17.6 points and 10.4 rebounds at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida.During Hamiltons basketball camps last month, many of the players would stick around until 11 p.m. in order to play pickup games.They are working their way in and doing a better job as the summer has gone along, Rathan-Mayes said. There have been some good battles but they have come in and focused. ' ' '
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