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Dont let the Seattle Seahawks recent history of overcoming slow starts lead you to believe this is just another typical stumble out of the gates. Mike Bibby Jersey . The teams offensive vital signs through two games have never registered weaker during the Russell Wilson era. You pick the category -- points, touchdowns, Total QBR, rushing yards, third-down conversion rate -- and theres a great chance the two-game stats have never been worse in five seasons with Wilson in the lineup.With so much going wrong for Seattle offensively, the challenge becomes figuring out what the team should and should not worry about heading into its Week 3 matchup against the San Francisco 49ers.Issues that should resolve themselves1. Scheduling quirk: The Seahawks perpetual issues along the offensive line become most acute when the team faces opponents with especially difficult defensive fronts, which is one reason the Los Angeles Rams have won the past three meetings between the teams.The 2016 schedule served up matchups against Ndamukong Suh (Week 1), Aaron Donald (Week 2) and Muhammad Wilkerson (Week 4) during the seasons first month. Suh injured Wilsons ankle. Donald had his way with Seattle during the Rams 9-3 victory Sunday. Wilkerson and the New York Jets defensive front will create problems as well. Buddy Hield Jersey . -- The Sacramento Kings are set to become the first major professional sports franchise to accept Bitcoin virtual currency for ticket and merchandise purchases. Skal Labissiere Jersey . With Parker having a quiet game for once, Nicolas Batum and Boris Diaw provided the scoring as France won its first major basketball title by beating Lithuania 80-66 on Sunday. It was a victory that ended a decade of frustration for Parker and a talented French generation, which lost the final against Spain two years ago and took bronze in 2005. http://www.cheapsacramentokingsjerseys.com/ . There are surprises among the Vezina candidates, but most of the others are standard top-tier performers, even if the two Hart Trophy runners-ups have never been quite as good as they have been through the first half of the season. SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Notre Dame is eager to show the college basketball world what its got.After back-to-back NCAA Tournament regional final appearances, the only school to accomplish that feat the past two years, expectations outside the locker room were lower this season after the Fighting Irish lost last seasons two leading scorers, Demetrius Jackson and Zach Auguste. The Irish were picked in the preseason to finish seventh in the Atlantic Coast Conference.The Irish players have been talking all along about the possibility of being even better than last season. So far, theyve looked looking pretty good as they moved into the Top 25 for the first time this season on Monday at No. 23.Weve got a little more here than everybody thought, coach Mike Brey said.The Irish are 8-0, matching their best start in 17 seasons under Brey and are averaging 89.1 points a game, also the best under Brey through eight games, and 10th in the nation overall.The Irish are playing a more wide open style, depending less on ball screens to get open shots.Now were just swinging it and cutting and things like that. I think were getting out in transition more, too. Thats one thing thats been great for us, said forward V.J. Beacham said.The Irish also are playing better defense, too, something the Irish havent been known for under Brey. Notre Dame is holding opponents to 62.6 points a game, 39th in the nation, and to 36.7 percent shooting, 17th in the country. Senior guard Steve Vasturia said he believes it could be the best team defensively hes been on.Lets see if we can continue to get better, Vasturia said.The Irish also are leading the nation in free-throw shooting at 85. JaKarr Sampson Jersey. percent.If we miss, Ill bet the crowd will just walk out of the building, Brey joked.Both Beacham and Bonzie Colson, who has had five straight double-doubles, are leading the Irish in scoring, averaging 17.1 points each. Vasturia is averaging 15.9 points and the Irish have nine players contributing regularly, which is more than Brey usually uses. Brey said he likes the intensity of Rex Plfueger, Notre Dames best defender, and T.J. Gibbs.They give you a great energy boost and defensive boost when theyre in there, Brey said.Critics will say the Irish havent played anyone yet, with Colorado (6-2) and Northwestern (6-2) the only teams theyve faced with winning records. That is about to change. The Irish host upstart IPFW (7-2) on Tuesday two weeks after the Mastodons upset Indiana, then play No. 1. Villanova at Newark, New Jersey, on Saturday and No. 18 Purdue a week later in Indianapolis.Its a great stretch for us to make a run, Beacham said.The Irish are the last unbeaten team left in the ACC and a win Tuesday night would make it the fourth-best start in school history, ranking behind 1945-46 (13-0), 1973-74 (12-0) and 1933-34 (11-0).Brey is enjoying watching the Irish.Theyre really special the way they like playing together, sharing the ball. Youve got skilled shooters with skilled passers, its just fun to watch, he said.---More AP college basketball: www.collegebasketball.ap.org and https://twitter.com/AP-Top25. ' ' '
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