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PORTLAND, Ore. Santi Cazorla Jersey . -- Officials say the shooting of former Detroit Lions cornerback Stanley Wilson II at a multimillion-dollar home in Portland, Oregon, was justified.The Oregonian/OregonLive reports the Multnomah County District Attorneys Office said Wednesday a grand jury found homeowner Robert McCalls use of force was justified.Oregon law allows a person to use deadly physical force against someone trying to burglarize their home.Authorities say Wilson was found naked and wounded in a water fountain in a backyard June 22. The homeowner had shot him in the abdomen.Wilson has been arraigned on burglary and trespassing charges and says hes happy to be alive. He posted bail, and his next court appearance was set for July 15. Jeff Reine-Adelaide Arsenal Jersey . Shot outdoors against the stunning backdrop of Banff, Alta., the networks 30-minute original production airs tonight at 8pm et/5pm pt on TSN2. The four All-Star teams will play for $100,000 in prize money during TSNs annual skins game, airing live this weekend on TSN from The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre. Shkodran Mustafi Arsenal Jersey .  The 19-year-old Olsen played 34 games with the Kelowna Rockets of the WHL this season. In that time, hes recorded 17 goals and 17 assists with 36 penalty minutes. http://www.footballarsenalstore.com/Women-Gabriel-Arsenal-Fc-Jersey/. A lawyer for MLB, Matthew Menchel, confirmed Wednesday the league dropped its case against Biogenesis of America, its owner Anthony Bosch and several other individuals. The lawsuit had accused Biogenesis and Bosch of conspiring with players to violate their contracts by providing them with banned performance-enhancing substances. ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Mike Trout came through again with a big hit for the Los Angeles Angels.Trouts three-run homer helped the Angels rally from four runs down and beat the Texas Rangers 9-5 on Monday night.Andrelton Simmons had three hits and scored a run, Kole Calhoun scored three times and had an RBI to help the Angels win their fourth straight.After winning only eight games in June, the Angels have gone 9-5 in July and scored a major league-best 95 runs.Were looking relaxed out there and not trying to do too much, Trout said of the offensive turnaround. Were having fun. Every lineup thats out there every day, were having good at-bats and putting the ball in the play.With the score tied 5-5 in the seventh, Jett Bandy was hit by a pitch from Keone Kela (1-1) to start the bottom of the inning and moved to third on Simmons double. One out later, Calhoun hit a fielders choice to second, driving in Bandy with the go-ahead run, and Trout followed with his homer over the left-field fence.Texas, which led 4-0 before Los Angeles rallied to take a 5-4 lead, came back to tie the score in the top of the seventh when Nomar Mazara and Bobby Wilson hit back-to-back doubles.I liked that we fought back after we lost the lead and tied the ballgame up, Rangers manager Jeff Bannister said. But from that point on, we couldnt keep a rhythm.J.C. Ramirez (2-3) pitched 1 2/3 innings for the win, and Cam Bedrosian got the last three outs.The Rangers took a 3-0 lead in the first when Rougned Odor hit a two-run homer, his 17th, and Adrian Beltre followed with his 13th. Mitch Moreland led off the second with his 12th.Nick Tropeano, activated from the disabled list July 4, was removed after two innings with right elbow soreness and will undergo an MRI on Tuesday. In his shortest outing of the season, Tropeano was charged with four earned runs after giving up the three homers.I felt it during warmups, just this soreness throughout, Tropeano said. It wasnt one pitch, which kind of gets my mindset a little more positive, but I just felt some soreness, some discomfort and I knew something wasnt right so I just kind of opened my mouth to say something.The Angels already have three starting pitchers out for the season in Garrett Richards, Andrew Heaney and C.J. Wilson. Left-hander Tyler Skaggs is slated to join the team later this week. Ainsley Maitland-Niles Jersey. Anytime a pitcher has some discomfort in his elbow youre naturally going to be concerned, Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. Were just going to hope and pray that its nothing significant. Well take it one step at a time. Especially with what weve been going through this year with all of our pitchers, we hope this isnt going to be a big blow for us.Jhoulys Chacin followed with four scoreless innings in relief of Tropeano.Albert Pujols drew a bases-loaded walk in the fourth and Daniel Nava hit a sacrifice fly to pull the Angels to 4-2. Ji-Man Choi got them within one when he led off the fifth with his first major league home run.The reality is -- and weve talked about it before -- when you give up those freebies, they come back to haunt you, Bannister said. The walks, the hit batters and the errors -- weve got to be able to handle the baseball when we need to.Calhoun scored the tying run on second baseman Odors fielding error in the sixth and the Angels took a 5-4 lead on Johnny Giovatellas RBI single later in the inning.Texas starter A.J. Griffin, who left with two on and none out in the sixth, was charged with five runs and four hits with three walks.TRAINERS ROOMRangers: RF Shin-Soo Choo was scratched from the lineup for the fourth straight day with lower-back tightness. Bannister gave him another day off as a precautionary measure. He came in as a pinch-hitter in the ninth inning.Angels: C Geovany Soto was placed on the 15-day disabled list with left knee soreness. Soto returned from the disabled list on July 9 after recovering from meniscus surgery and played two games before feeling soreness.UP NEXTRangers: RHP Kyle Lohse will make his second start with the Rangers since being called up from Triple-A Round Rock. In his lone major league appearance this season, the veteran took the loss while pitching through an oblique strain and has since continued treatment for the oblique strain.Angels: RHP Tim Lincecum continues his comeback attempt with his sixth start of the season, looking for his first win since his June 18 debut. Lincecum has faced the Rangers three times, most famously in the 2012 World Series, where he went 2-0 with a 3.29 ERA. 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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AUBURN, Ala. Marc Bartra Jersey . -- Kerryon Johnson was a versatile playmaker who returned kicks, ran the Wildcat and caught some passes out of the backfield as a freshman.Now, his role is more defined: Auburns featured tailback. The Tigers sophomore vaulted to the top of the depth chart entering next Saturdays opener with No. 2 Clemson following the dismissal of top returning runner Jovon Robinson during fall camp and two other departures .Johnson insists his approach hasnt changed with the more prominent role.I prepared every day like this for the past 18 years of my life, he said. I come in, I go to work, I leave. Thats just what I do. I feel like we have a lot of people on the team that do that. That was an unfortunate event obviously, but it didnt change my mind-set at all. I just maybe got a couple of more carries. Ive just got to do my job anyway.Johnson ran for a modest 208 yards last season, often taking direct snaps in the Wildcat formation. His 14 catches led Auburns tailbacks, and he averaged 27.6 yards returning kicks.The top three rushers all left for various reasons. Peyton Barber was an early entry into the NFL draft, Roc Thomas transferred to FCS Jacksonville State and Robinson was booted from the team for off-the-field issues.That leaves Johnson as the only tailback who has logged a carry for the Tigers. Auburn brought in onetime Baylor signee Kam Martin, a 177-pound speedster who anchored a 4x200-meter relay team in Port Arthur, Texas that set a national record. The Tigers also signed Malik Miller, Johnsons high school teammate, and have worked H-back Kamryn Pettway at tailback.But Johnson figures to be the workhorse. He missed most of spring practice after offseason shoulder surgery but packed on 16 pounds to report to preseason camp weighing a sturdier 211.Im real confident in him, Tigers receiver Marcus Davis said. Hes very, very talented. Hes a guy whos really intelligent as well. He does things that I never saw other people do and Im real comfortable with him back there and confident in his abilities.Hes just a real smooth, swift guy. I know hes going to make a lot of plays.Johnson certainly did that at Madison Academy near Huntsville, Alabama. He was the states Mr. Football after rushing for 1,659 yards and 25 touchdowns as a senior and leading the Mustangs to three consecutive state titles.Johnson also started as a safety his entire freshman season after making an impression in a 7 on 7 tournament over the summer, taking over the No. 1 tailback spot during the season.Im not stupid. It took about two plays to realize hes special and he needs to be playing, Madison Academy defensive backs coach Mark Berryman said.Johnson remains one of the players Berryman cites as an example to Madison seniors for the kind of attitude that led him to spend time on the scout team even as the teams star player.Johnson displays a self-deprecating sense of humor on social media -- posting on Twitter that he started sophomore year off strong by getting lost trying to find a class on the first day of fall semester.Berryman doesnt believe Johnsons personality will change as a starting tailback in the Southeastern Conference. He also points to Johnsons runs late in the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Classic to earn MVP honors as evidence that hes a physical runner.He ran the ball between the tackles the last two drives by himself, Berryman said. Theres a lot more to Kerryon Johnson than what you saw last year. Roman Weidenfeller Jersey .Y. - New Orleans forward Anthony Davis was chosen Friday to replace the injured Kobe Bryant in the NBA All-Star game that will be played in his home city. Mario Gotze Dortmund Jersey . Nigeria beat surprise package Ethiopia 2-0 in the second leg of their playoff for a comfortable 4-1 aggregate victory. Victor Moses converted a 20th-minute penalty after an Ethiopian handball, and Victor Obinna made certain of Nigerias place in Brazil with his powerful free kick in the 82nd at UJ Esuene Stadium. http://www.footballdortmundstore.com/Women-Park-Joo-Ho-Borussia-Dortmund-Jersey/ .S. -- Nikolaj Ehlers registered a hat trick for the third straight game and Jonathan Drouin had a goal and five assists as the Halifax Mooseheads hammered the host Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 10-1 on Tuesday in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League action. TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Thanks to a college football players small gesture of kindness, it could be a long time before a mother will have to worry again about her autistic son eating lunch alone.Tears streamed down the face of Leah Paske when she saw the photo of Florida State University wide receiver Travis Rudolph sharing a cafeteria table with her sixth-grader. Then she shared her gratitude on Facebook, and the story took off.By Wednesday, Bo Paske had no shortage of lunch companions.Everyone was super welcoming him. He was at a table full of girls, which I thought was funny, Leah Paske said. The feedback has been good.Rudolph was among several FSU players visiting Montford Middle School in Tallahassee on Tuesday when he saw Bo sitting alone in the cafeteria. He grabbed a slice of pizza and asked if he could join him.The child said, Sure, why not, Rudolph recalled after practice that day.We just had a great conversation. He started off, telling me his name was Bo, telling me how much he loves Florida State. We went from there, said the West Palm Beach, Florida, native, now beginning his junior season.It was real easy ... youd never think anything was wrong with him. He had a nice smile on his face. Just a really warm person.Bos mother had shared her anxieties in the Facebook post. Middle school can be tough. Would other kids be welcoming, or mean?Sometimes Im grateful for his autism. That may sound like a terrible thing to say, but in some ways I think, I hope, it shields him, she wrote.He doesnt seem to notice when people stare at him when he flaps his hands. He doesnt seem to notice that he doesnt get invited to birthday parties anymore. And he doesnt seem to mind if he eats lunch alone. Its one of my daily questions for him. Was there a time todday you felt sad? Who did you eat lunch with today? Sometimes the answer is a classmate, but most days its nobody. Ousmane Dembele Jersey. The photo was taken by Mike Halligan, the middle schools resource officer and a friend of the family. Halligan said he texted it to Paske to ease her concerns about how her son was acclimating to a new school.I knew it was important for Leah to be comfortable and know that her son is doing OK and is not afraid, Halligan said.Paske said their encounter has given autism awareness a huge boost.The picture speaks way more than a thousand words. You can see how far away the rest of the students are, but you can see how engaged Travis is with Bo. Hes looking at him while hes eating, she said. Its so telling. I cant get over how such a small moment can have a huge impact.FSU coach Jimbo Fisher said hes proud of his player.You can make someones day by being yourself and understanding the impact you have as an athlete, he said.Rudolph said his phone hasnt stopped ringing.I just wanted to go say hi to the kid, because I saw him eating alone. I didnt even know anybody took a photo of it, Rudolph explained in an email. Im glad it can bring awareness to helping others.Bo, too, is excited -- about Rudolph signing his lunch box, as well as all the attention.Its been awesome. Everyone was so proud of me, he said.Paske said they have been invited to dinner with the team and possibly a game. Florida State football spokesman Zach Stipe said logistics are being worked out.Florida State is ranked fourth in The Associated Press Preseason Top 25, and opens the season on Monday against 11th-ranked Mississippi in Orlando. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys ChinaCheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
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With her return to the Octagon just a few months away, Ronda Rousey is slowly but surely reclaiming her spot in the entertainment world as well. Adidas Andy Greene Jersey .The former UFC bantamweight champion appears on the latest episode of Comedy Centrals hilarious Drunk History. Rousey is featured as a badass bouncer from mid-19th century New York known as Gallus Mag. Appearing alongside Kat Dennings, who plays Sadie The Goat Farrell, the two perfectly re-create -- what else? -- a fight scene between the two legendary figures.If youre not already sold on pressing play, please know that Rousey BITES HER EAR OFF. You really should just watch already.Warning: As one might imagine on a show called Drunk History, there is some questionable language. Watch at your own discretion. Welcome back, Ronda. Weve missed seeing you everywhere the past 11 months.See something entertaining on social media that you think deserves to be shared? Let me know on Twitter, @darcymaine_espn. Adidas Ryane Clowe Jersey . The home side created most of the chances but struggled to break down Braunschweigs resilient defence, resulting in the Bundesligas 1,000th scoreless draw. Adidas Kyle Quincey 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.devilshockeypro.com/adidas+travis+zajac+devils+jersey . -- Nate Robinson has played for seven teams, so beating one of them is no longer a rare occurrence. With free agency underway, the offseason is about to pick up steam. What are the big questions facing all 30 teams? Weve already covered the AL East, NL East and AL Central and now were moving on to the National League Central.How do the Cubs set up their outfield?2016 record: 103-58Given the free-agent status of closer Aroldis Chapman, many believe the big offseason puzzle for the Chicago Cubs to solve will be their bullpen. But there isnt likely going to be much headline news in that regard. If Chapman gets a big, multiyear offer, hes probably gone, and the Cubs will augment their holdovers with some low-cost, decent-upside arms. Besides, they can win 100 games again with an average bullpen, all while shaping the relief staff for the 2017 playoffs on the fly.The more pressing question centers around Dexter Fowlers free agency. Fowler was an essential cog in the title run and the Cubs dont have an obvious replacement for a leadoff hitter. Yet overall, they can turn Fowlers defensive domain in center field over to Albert Almora. The big question: Is he ready for that gig offensively? Almoras glove is good to go, and the Cubs thought highly enough of his overall game to keep him on the postseason roster.But what if they dont think Almoras bat plays as an everyday guy just yet? Fowler will be 31 by Opening Day and this is likely his last shot at a big, multiyear deal. Knowing that Almora is waiting in the wings, the Cubs are unlikely to commit three or four years to a guy whose numbers are likely to regress. If the market again is a chilly one for Fowler, then maybe the Cubs can scoop him up late in the process as they did last year.Meanwhile, youve got Kyle Schwarber returning to full-time duty, possibly as a catcher/corner outfielder, and Jason Heyward, who can do spot duty in center and is ripe for an offensive regression in a good way. And dont forget about powerhouse corner outfielder Jorge Soler, jack-of-all-trades Ben Zobrist and the solid Matt Szczur. Soler, of course, may turn out to be the Cubs best trade piece -- if not this winter, then possibly during next Julys search for bullpen help.Losing Fowlers leadoff on-base ability would be a blow. But the Cubs know that manager Joe Maddon can get creative with his lineup choices, and they have a number of players whose improvement seems inevitable. So are the in-house holdovers enough? If not, is there a short-term option on the free-agent market that makes sense, like Cubs nemesis Rajai Davis? -- Bradford DoolittleCan the Cardinals close the gap on the Cubs?2016 record: 86-76The St. Louis Cardinals feel like they are at their best when they specialize in run prevention, which is why the teams very style irked some people in management positions last season. Now, their intention is to fix what ailed the teams pitching by focusing on the fielding that failed to support it.What set the world champion Cubs apart in the Central wasnt their lineup. The Cardinals scored nearly as many runs, finishing third in the NL in scoring. While the Cubs shut down other teams offenses with an athletic young infield and sound outfielders, the Cardinals often fueled big innings with plays not made. Fangraphs ranked the Cubs first in defense and the Cardinals 24th.General manager John Mozeliak will look to be aggressive in trade talks to acquire a center fielder so he can shift Randal Grichuk to left field. If that doesnt pan out, or even if it does, he also figures to have some conversations about acquiring a shortstop so Aledmys Diaz can move to second base. The Angels happen to have the best center fielder, if not player, in the game in Mike Trout and a brilliant-fielding shortstop in Andrelton Simmons, so Mozeliak figures at least to have a conversation or two with GM Billy Eppler to find out the asking price -- if there is one -- for either player. The Cardinals are less likely to fix their defense via free agency, though they could have some interest in Dexter Fowler if he can be signed on a relatively short-term deal.Depending how talks go, the Cardinals could have a very different look and feel next spring, and that is by design. ?-- Mark SaxonWhat do the Pirates do with Andrew McCutchen?2016 record: 78-83The Pittsburgh Pirates rotation fell from a 3.53 ERA in 2015, fifth in the NL, to 4.67, 11th in the NL, so they need a healthy Gerrit Cole and big gains from Jameson Taillon and Tyler Glasnow to get back into the playoff race. But the offseason will revolve around McCutchen -- who is signed for two more years -- and whether the five-time All-Star will be in the Pittsburgh outfield in 2017.At the minimum, hes proobably played his last game in center field for the Pirates. Adidas Taylor Hall Jersey. He was charged with minus-28 defensive runs saved last season, the worst of any player at any position. He ranked second worst in ultimate zone rating (UZR), another rating system, so the metrics agree that he no longer has the range to play center. Its time for Starling Marte to take over.The tougher decision: Was his .256/.336/.430 line just a bad season? Did he play through an injury? Is this the beginning of the decline? Top prospect Austin Meadows hit .266/.333/.536 between Double-A and Triple-A, although just .214 in 37 games at Triple-A. If hes deemed ready, that could put McCutchen on the trade market.McCutchens contract -- $14 million in 2017, $14.75 million team option for 2018 - isnt so prohibitive that the Pirates couldnt get a starting pitcher in return. But will teams view 2016 as an aberration or his new level? Dont expect the Pirates to get anything resembling an ace if they do trade him; theres just too much uncertainty here. Yes, trading a fan favorite would be painful, but the Pirates cant afford to be sentimental. Theyll make the decision they deem best for the club. -- David SchoenfieldWhat do the Brewers do with Ryan Braun?2016 record: 73-89Braun had his best season since his suspension for performance-enhancing drugs in 2013, belting 30 homers in his age-32 season while posting a .903 OPS. It invites questions about whether hes an asset for a busily rebuilding Milwaukee Brewers franchise. While the Brew Crews 73-win season was a nice surprise in the first full year on GM David Stearns watch, its going to be a few years before they can punch their way into the same weight class as the Cubs and Cardinals in the NL Central. So why keep Braun around for their next few seasons of aspirational mediocrity?The problem is that the potential stumbling blocks to a Braun deal are daunting, demanding some extra creativity from the already very creative Stearns. Braun is due at least $80 million over the next four seasons, and $91 million over five if either party exercises a mutual 2021 option. To get the right kind of prospect back in a deal, the Brewers would have to eat a considerable chunk of that contract and make him less of a payroll hit for his new club. Then theres Brauns limited no-trade protection in which he can block deals to 24 teams. In 2016 the happy six-pack he could be peddled to comprised San Francisco, San Diego, both L.A. teams, Arizona and Miami. Thats a list with just one DH-league team for a guy heading deeper into his 30s.Working around all of that to free Stearns to deal with all 30 teams isnt impossible but would involve making it worth Brauns while to agree. And it takes two to tango -- does anyone want Braun that badly, given his checkered past? And do they have the prospects Stearns would want to add to an already-strong Brewers farm system? Thats a lot of ifs to answer, but Brauns potential market value will never be higher than it is right now. -- Christina KahrlWill the Reds trade Joey Votto?2016 record: 68-94In a relatively weak free-agent market, Votto would almost automatically be the most valuable hitter available if the Reds shop him. But thats in present-day value, and Votto is going to be heading into his age-33 season next year. If ever they were going to try and trade him, theres no time like the present.The challenge for GM Dick Williams is coming up with a deal that Votto would agree to given his full no-trade protection, essentially limiting the Reds to Vottos destinations of choice. So if Votto wants to go back to Canada and play for the Blue Jays (and a shot at contention), then its on Williams to come up with a deal, one that also makes sense for Cincinnati. And even then, Votto is signed for $179 million through his age-39 season in 2023 -- does anybody want to make a trade for that big a hit on their payroll?If a team wants Votto, theyre going to have to be very close to winning it all and lacking a first baseman and have strong reasons to prefer trading for Votto over signing a shorter-term deal for someone like Edwin Encarnacion. Thats all possible but far from easy to put together, and it might involve getting a relatively modest package of prospects while kicking in tens of millions of dollars. Is that even worth doing? The Reds already are stuck with a long-term rebuild, a tough sell in any market -- selling their fans on a Votto trade to boot might be mission impossible. -- Christina Kahrl 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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Some of the sports stories The Associated Press is covering Monday. Mario Chalmers Heat Jersey . A full Sports Digest will be sent by about 3 p.m. All times EDT:- The World Anti-Doping Agency recommends banning Russian athletes from the Rio Olympics after the country is assailed in a report for state-sponsored doping that went beyond the Sochi Games.- Peyton Manning is retired. Tom Coughlin is gone. And the Rams no longer are in St. Louis. Upheaval is the buzzword for the NFL as training camps open.- TROON, Scotland -- Henrik Stenson and Phil Mickelson were never separated by more than two shots over 40 straight holes until it was over -- one of the great duels in major championship history.- TROON, Scotland -- Golfer Camilo Villegas of Colombia pulls out of the Olympics because he is trying to keep his job on the PGA Tour.- MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Twins fire general manager Terry Ryan, with the team in last place and holding the worst record in the American League.- WASHINGTON -- Stephen Strasburg of the Washington Nationals is the first National League starting pitcher to open a season 13-0 in more than 100 years.- SEATTLE -- Chris Sale goes for his 15th win when the White Sox play the Seattle Mariners. Sale (14-3) is coming off a loss in which he gave up eight runs to lowly Atlanta. Game starts 10:10 p.m.- BERN, Switzerland -- World champion Peter Sagan wins the 16th stage of the Tour de France, with the race crossing into Switzerland. Chris Froome keeps the overall lead.- DALLAS -- Before accepting the job as Baylors athletic director, Mack Rhoades had a difficult 15 months as Missouris athletic director. Baylor, a school shaken by scandal, poses another big challenge.- DALLAS -- With expansion still an unsettled issue for the Big 12 Conference, Commissioner Bob Bowlsby discusses the state of the league to open football media days.- NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- P.K. Subban is introduced by the Predators, although their new All-Star defenseman already taken a stage in Music City to belt out some Johnny Cash. Chris Bosh Jersey . -- Aldon Smith believes he is on the path to being sober for good. Justise Winslow Jersey . Both players have lower body injuries that will keep them out of the lineup until at least January 31, which is the first game they can be activated from IR. http://www.heatteamofficial.com/dion-waiters-heat-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. Amid the inevitable rough patches in the schedule, the San Francisco Giants take encouragement in the even-year phenomenon, which bodes well for happy endings in the Bay Area. But recent history is no guarantee that some odd occurrences wont happen along the way.The 2010, 2012 and 2014 Giants parlayed togetherness, rally thongs and dominant pitching into three titles. The 2016 club, a work in progress, is in the midst of an identity crisis. Are the Giants the juggernaut that cruised into the All-Star break with a 57-33 record and a 6 ?-game lead in the National League West? Or the lost boys who have dropped 13 of 18 since the break, provided an opening for the Los Angeles Dodgers and tested the proposition that Bruce Bochy-managed teams are adept at navigating turbulence and sticking the landing?Theyll find out soon enough if their recent funk is nothing that a few well-timed reinforcements cant cure.The Giants have been on a self-improvement kick of late. In the days, hours and minutes leading up to Mondays non-waiver trade deadline, they fortified the rotation by acquiring left-hander Matt Moore from Tampa Bay, added depth to the bullpen with the acquisition of lefty Will Smith from Milwaukee and addressed a trouble spot at third base by trading for Minnesotas Eduardo Nunez. In addition, second baseman Joe Panik returned from a concussion last week, and outfielder Hunter Pence is back in the lineup after missing two months with a torn right hamstring.In a best-case scenario, the 20 percent roster overhaul will result in a crisper brand of baseball and bring order to the chaos. Things?cant get much worse.Without question, I think the message is that ownership is doing all they can, Bochy said. When were buyers and we go out and fill some needs and get players to help out, (the players here) are being rewarded for a good first half. I think thats a shot in the arm and a shot of adrenaline for the guys.The Giants need to be inoculated for something. Since the break, they rank 25th in the majors in runs (64) and 23nd in OPS (.683). The pitching staff is 23rd in baseball in ERA (4.45) and leads the majors with 30 home runs allowed. And theyve committed 16 errors in 18 games after making only 46 in their first 90. Pick a facet of the game, and theyve been deficient at it.A brutal schedule hasnt helped. The Giants began the second half with an eight-game trip to San Diego, Boston and New York, followed by a seven-game homestand, which fed into the current nine-game swing through Philadelphia, Washington and Miami. Thats a mother lode of jet lag, but its not going to win them any sympathy points.I cant put my finger on it and say, This is why we havent been able to win more games than weve lost, said center fielder Denard Span, whose 10th-inning home run gave San Francisco a 3-2 victory over the Phillies on Thursday. I dont think anybody was complacent or took anything for granted. We just havent been able to get things going.In the first half, we were in sync. Whenever we didnt pitch well, we hit well. Whenever we didnt hit well, we pitched well. In the second half, its been vice versa. We score eight runs and lose. (In the first half), if we scored three runs, we won. This isnt how we wanted to start. But were still in first place. Life could be better, but it could be worse.Wheeler dealersBrian Sabean, Bobby Evans and the Giants front office have never hesitated to think bold at the deadline. Sometimes it works, sometimes not.In 2011, the Giants traded highly-regarded pitching prospect Zach Wheeler to the New York Mets for Carlos Beltran. He hit .323 with seven homers down the stretch, but San Francisco went 25-32 and faded from contention. Last year, the Giants swung a deadline deal for Cincinnatis Mike Leake, who went 2-5 with a 4.07 ERA for a team that finished out of the money. Outfielder Adam Duvall, packed off to the Reds in the deal, emerged as an All-Star this season.Conversely, San Franciscos three title teams are replete with in-season feel-good acquisitions -- from Pat Burrell, Cody Ross and Javier Lopez in 2010 to Pence and Marco Scutaro in 2012 to Jake Peavy in 2014. They all made a difference after joining the Giants midstream.This time around, the Giants werent shy about tapping a farm system thats better than the industry rankings suggest. They gavee up pitcher Phil Bickford, the 18th overall pick in the 2015 draft, in the Smith trade and parted with third baseman Matt Duffy, shortstop prospect Lucius Fox and pitcher Michael Santos for Moore, who is two years and three months removed from Tommy John surgery. Udonis Haslem Jersey. Moores contract includes three club options for a total of $26 million from 2017-2019, and that club control was especially appealing to the Giants.Get past Madison Bumgarner and Johnny Cueto (who blew a 4-0 lead in a loss to the Phillies on Wednesday), and San Franciscos rotation has a house-of-cards feel to it. Jeff Samardzija has two quality starts in his last 11 outings. Matt Cain sports a .298 batting average against and a 1.50 WHIP, and opponents are slugging .498 against Peavy, who was demoted to the bullpen in the aftermath of the Moore trade.?In his Giants debut Thursday, Moore threw six innings of two-run ball and emerged with a no-decision.Moore was in the weight room at Tropicana Field on Monday when his phone buzzed moments after the 4 p.m. ET trade deadline. It was a media outlet asking him to hop on and do an interview about the trade to San Francisco.I think youre a little bit ahead of where I am right now, a flustered Moore told the caller. We can catch up some other time.Moments later,?Rays pitching coach Jim Hickey came into the weight room and made it official, and Moore began the process of moving on with his professional life. Upon joining the Giants, he settled into a clubhouse where new arrivals blend seamlessly into the mix. Ninety minutes before Wednesdays game at Citizens Bank Park, he sat in front of a clubhouse TV and chatted with Samardzija as if they were longtime pals.Im a fan of the game, Moore said. Ive paid attention in the postseason. You look at all the guys here and understand its a special group. Theyre very much geared to one thing. From the day and a half Ive been in the clubhouse, theres a different aroma. Theres a lot of conversation about winning and how to get hitters out. There are a lot of open arms and guys who are happy Im here. That really helps with the transition.Mr. InspirationFor all the attention the Giants generated with their trades, the most meaningful upgrade might have come from within. Since his first full season with San Francisco in 2013, Pence ranks 12th among MLB outfielders in adjusted OPS+, which factors each players home park into the equation. Pence also inspires his teammates and keeps them amused with his Cosmo Kramer-like birds nest of hair, his unorthodox hitting and fielding mechanics and his penchant for hurtling his body in all directions with no regard for personal safety. His baseball preacher shtick might elicit eye rolls if he werent so gosh-darned sincere about it.You can look at all the numbers you want to on Hunter Pence, Peavy said. Whats lost is that intangible, that X factor that cant be quantified. Hunter Pence and Dustin Pedroia bring as much of that as anybody Ive played with. Its all about Hunters personality, his energy, his attitude and his mindset. Were a completely different team with him in the building -- never mind what he brings on the field.When Hunter walks in the room and starts talking about the game, hes influencing us from our minds on down. I call him our Spiritual Gangster.Contrary to public perception, Pence didnt completely lose his mind during eight weeks of idleness on the disabled list. He?meticulously tended to his rehab and?kept encouraging his teammates through good days and bad. Now that hes back on the active roster, its time to get his stroke in order and do whatever it takes to push this vehicle off the breakdown lane.Pences 10 years in the majors have taught him that hitting, and baseball in general, are two of lifes great mysteries.Ive been swinging (a bat) my whole life, Pence said, and you never master it. You never figure it out. Its a beautiful thing. Every day, its about coming in here and trying to get better.With two months left in the regular season, the Giants?quest to perpetuate their even-year mystique is a cooperative venture. 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Pakistan 157 for 5 (Hafeez 70) beat Sri Lanka 142 for 9 (Thirimanne 45, Wasim 4-25) by 15 runsScorecard Pakistans top order moved into better touch in their only World T20 practice match, as Mohammad Hafeez composed 70 not out from 49 balls, to help set up a 15-run victory over Sri Lanka. Holger Badstuber Bayern Munich Jersey . New addition Ahmed Shehzads 18 off 19 balls was the lightest and slowest contribution from Pakistans top three, but it was nevertheless part of a steady foundation.Sri Lankas emergency no. 3, Lahiru Thirimanne, took another step towards justifying his own late selection. He made a measured 45 from 37 balls, having also top-scored for Sri Lanka in the first warm-up game, against New Zealand. Thirimanne was typically strong against spin in Kolkata, bludgeoning a six over cow corner and hitting two more fours in the seventh over bowled by Shahid Afridi. Early signs are that Sri Lanka will look to Thirimanne to alleviate the problems against slow bowling that had plagued them during the Asia Cup.Worries over Tillakaratne Dilshans batting were not eased by a first-ball duck, as he gloved a very fine short ball from Mohammad Irfan to the wicketkeeper. Dinesh Chandimal played good hand, which featured a rousing 18-run over against Wahab Riaz, but wickets tumbled after his departure. Angelo Mathews stretch without a substantial score will also heighten concerns. He was part of a middle order that gave up five wickets for 27 runs, and effectively surrendered the game.Imad Wasim was wrecker-in-chief through that period, claiming 4 for 25. Having already accounted for Chandimal, he had Chamara Kapugedara and Thirimanne caught, before slipping a quicker ball through Mathews defences to end his spell.In Pakistans innings, Hafeez had begun confidently against spin, as Rangana Herath was brought on to bowl just after the Powerplay. Though initially tentative against the pace of Dushmantha Chameera, he was eventually cracking boundaries off the quick men as well. Hafeez hit nine fours and a six in his innings.Pakistan effectively played with only 11 players, but Sri Lanka continued to experiment, trialling eight bowlers in this match. At present they appear to have a serviceable attack for the Powerplay and middle overs, but are missing the skill of Lasith Malinga at the death. Pakistan hit 51 runs off the four final overs of their innings. Malinga has arrived in India now, but remains in doubt for the first match against Afghanistan, on Thursday.Shehzad hit a four off Nuwan Kulasekaras first over, and another off Sachithra Senanayake, but otherwise struggled to pierce the infield. He chopped a short-of-a-length Chameera ball onto his stumps in the eighth over, but Hafeez had some support from Sarfraz Ahmed and Umar Akmal, who made 13 and 19 respectively.Mohammad Amir was miserly rather than menacing with the ball, sending down four overs for just 20 runs. Irfan was even cheaper, and took two scalps on a track that had a little bounce.The match was played to substantial local interest. Thousands had bought tickets to the game despite it being on a Monday afternoon, and Pakistan were not without significant support. 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King added 13 and No. 11 Louisville overcame a cold shooting start to beat Texas Southern 102-71 on Saturday and give Pitino his 400th victory as the Cardinals coach.Pitino, who last month earned his 750th career college victory, improved to 400-163 in his 16th season with Louisville. His Cardinals (9-1) first had to shake off early sluggishness and a 4-for-21 start from the field to pull away from the scrappy, athletic Tigers and win their fourth in a row.They also had to overcome a rebounding clinic conducted by Texas Southerns Derrick Griffin, who grabbed 26 of his teams 49 boards to establish as NCAA Division I high for this season. His performance included 15 offensive rebounds that helped the Tigers make things tense for 25 minutes before Louisville slowly pulled away.Well, congratulations to Derrick Griffin because that was an amazing rebounding performance, said Pitino, whose team edged the Tigers by two rebounds overall. Happy with the victory, but when you can learn lessons in victory rather than defeat, like the Baylor game, it helps you a lot. ... It was good tonight because those guys got taken to the woodshed on the glass, and theyll learn a valuable lesson.Louisville made 30 of its final 57 shots (53 percent) to finish at 44 percent from the field overall while holding TSU (4-5) to 35 percent. Sniders first double-figure game scoring in four contests set the tone followed by five teammates.Donovan Mitchell had 12 points, Jaylen Johnson and Deng Adel 11 each and Mangok Mathiang 10 for Louisville.Freshman point guard Demontrae Jefferson debuted with 27 points for Texas Southern, which lost its fourth straight. Dulani Robinson added 16 points and Griffin had 15 for the Tigers.Griffin didnt seem fazed by his rebounding performance.Playing defense was key, said the 6-foot-7 sophomore, last seasons Southwestern Athletic Conference Player of the Year and this years preseason choice. Thats what we focus on, aand our offense comes from our defense. Joshua Kimmich Bayern Munich Jersey. THE BIG PICTURETexas Southern: The 5-7 Jefferson entered as a four-star prospect and with just one practice but delivered on high expectations with strong court leadership and 10 first-half points. Griffin helped the Tigers stay close on the boards with Louisville but had no bench to keep up with the Cardinals, being shut out 21-0 in the first half and outscored 43-8 overall.Theyre just so physical, coach Mike Davis said of Louisville. Because of that, a turnover here, a missed shot there wouldve been different but it wouldve been hard for us to sustain our play for 40 minutes.Louisville: Three days after thriving against Southern Illinois, the Cardinals frontcourt struggled early against TSU as Mathiang and Ray Spalding each picked up two fouls. Fortunately for Louisville, Snider picked things up while Adel and King added timely baskets.POLL IMPLICATIONSLouisville: The Cardinals have had a good week with lopsided wins that should keep them near the top 10.ROAD TESTEDTexas Southern wont debut at home until Jan. 14 against Grambling and their next four games are at No. 22 Cincinnati, LSU, TCU and No. 4 Baylor, which handed Louisville its first loss last month. Davis said he created the challenging road docket to prepare his team for league play and hopefully win a third straight SWAC regular season title.Were not focused on the outcome right now. were focused on the outcome in March, he said. Id rather show them a great hotel, eat really well, play in a game theyll be able to see on TV one day with the family than to play a home game in front of a few hundred people and it cost us money. If they understand the challenges now, itll help them in the real world.UP NEXTTexas Southern: The Tigers stretch of 16 road games to open the season continues Tuesday at No. 22 Cincinnati.Louisville: Hosts Eastern Kentucky on Dec. 17. Pitino reunites with second-year Colonels coach Dan McHale, who was a Cardinals staff assistant and former video director.---More AP College Basketball: www.collegebasketball.ap.org 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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Barry Geraghty had his 30-day ban for his ride on Noble Emperor at Limerick quashed on Monday evening after a lengthy appeal at the Irish Turf Club. Charles Harris Womens Jersey . The suspension would have ruled him out of riding at next weeks Punchestown Festival.The Gold Cup-winning jockey was hit with the ban after finishing second aboard the Tony Martin-trained eight-year-old in the www.limerickraces.ie Handicap Hurdle on April 3, a race won by Velocity Boy, who made all having opened up a big advantage on the field from an early stage. Acting under Rule 212, which governs running and riding, the local stewards were of the opinion Geraghty had failed to take all reasonable and permissible measures to obtain the best possible placing, banning him for 30 days, with the horse prevented from running for 60 days and Martin fined 3,000 euro.Martin appealed against his fine and owner JP McManus the horses 60-day ban, with those appeals also successful as the appeal board agreed to overturn the original verdict and exonerate all parties, after a hearing that lasted over three hours.Evidence was heard from Geraghty, Martin, Patrick Kennedy for McManus, journalist Donn McClean and fellow jockey Brian OConnell.Geraghty told the appeal board at the Turf Club that he would have been more likely to finish fifth than second had he tried to go with Velocity Boy and that the horses that had tried to go with the winner had paid the price. Sky Tickets Fast, secure racing tickets: Exclusive racing offers near you Also See: Live results service Full racecards Get Sky Sports Raekwon McMillan Womens Jersey . 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. Cordrea Tankersley Womens Jersey . Andreas Johnson had a goal and two assists while Jacob de la Rose also scored for Sweden (2-0-0). Esa Lindell and Rasmus Ristolainen replied for Finland (1-1-0) Lindell opened the scoring for Finland just 41 seconds into the game, but the hosts quickly regained their composure and tied the score less than four minutes later on Wennbergs first of the game.http://www.dolphinsauthoritystore.com/Authentic-Raekwon-Mcmillan-Dolphins-Jersey/ . -- Los Angeles Lakers guard Jordan Farmar will be out for roughly four weeks after tearing his left hamstring. Konstantinos Forg1ven Tzortziou has never been one to mince words.He came into his first League of Legends World Championships confident he could perform alongside the worlds best bottom lanes, and so far, Forg1ven has done more than simply play alongside them -- he has thrived. Entering Saturday nights semifinal against Samsung Galaxy, Forg1ven has only seven deaths to his name in 10 games with a KDA of 11.6.Forg1vens opponent, Park Ruler Jae-hyuk, is as greeen as they can come at the Worlds. Cordrea Tankersley Dolphins Jersey. He only made his professional debut in the summer season, and the match versus H2k will be by far the biggest of his fledgling career. However, Ruler is not playing like a rookie. He has sporting a 6.0 KDA and a blistering 43 kills to his name on only nine maps so far this tournament. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
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MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. Raekwon McMillan Womens Jersey . -- Cooper Rush threw for 269 yards and one touchdown, and Central Michigan held on to beat Ball State 24-21 on Saturday.Riley Neal led the Cardinals to the Chippewas 29 with 1:43 remaining, but threw an interception to Amari Coleman in the end zone to end the drive. On the ensuing series, Devon Spalding ran 52 yards on a second-and-4, and then Central Michigan (4-2, 1-1 Mid-American) ran out the clock.Spalding finished with 157 yards and a touchdown. Corey Willis had six receptions for 105 yards, including a 15-yard TD in the second quarter for Central Michigan. Josh Cox scored on a 33-yard interception return to give the Chippewas a 24-14 lead early in the fourth quarter.James Gilbert ran for 141 yards and two touchdowns to lead Ball State (3-3, 0-2). 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TORONTO -- Sidney Crosby was at his best on one of hockeys biggest stages.Again.Crosby scored once and assisted on both of Brad Marchands goals, including the winner early the third period, to help Canada beat Russia 5-3 on Saturday night in the World Cup of Hockey semifinals.He always comes up big in the big games, Marchand said.The Canadians will face the winner of Sundays Sweden -Team Europe game in the best-of-three finals that will start Tuesday night.Were going to be measured on what happens next, said coach Mike Babcock, who has helped Canada win gold at the last two Winter Olympics.Crosby opened the scoring at 7:40 into the game on a spectacular sequence, showing he has plenty of energy despite having a brief summer between winning the Stanley Cup and competing in the World Cup.It was short, but exciting, knowing we were coming here, he said.Crosby skated hard into a corner, forcing Alexey Marchenko to give up the puck earlier than he wanted. 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He deftly dropped a pass to Marchand atop the left circle to assist on the game-winning goal 1:16 into the third.Corey Perry gave Canada a two-goal cushion at 5:48 of the third and John Tavares made it 4-2 midway through the period.Carey Price made 31 saves for the Canadians. He made some momentum-stunting saves early in the first, but backchecking forwards and poke-checking defensemen made his job relatively easy for much of the night.Russia was not in a position to come back in a game in which it gave up more than twice as many shots as it put on the Price-protected net until pulling their goalie late to add an extra skater in a nothing-to-lose attempt to get back in the game. 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Ovechkin is also left waiting and wondering if hell ever hoist the Stanley Cup.Given a chance to help his team and country get a desperately wanted win, Ovechkin didnt have a shot through two periods and finished with just two shots.Maybe he doesnt have enough of luck, Russian coach Oleg Znarok said through an interpreter.---Follow Larry Lage at www.twitter.com/larrylage and follow his work at www.bigstory.ap.org/content/larry-lage Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From ChinaCheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
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YPSILANTI, Mich. http://www.hockeycapitalsnhl.com/authentic-jay-beagle-capitals-jersey/ . -- Jordan Huff scored on a 2-yard run in overtime for his third touchdown of the game and Northern Illinois then stopped Eastern Michigan on downs for a 31-24 victory Wednesday night.The Eagles (6-5, 3-4 Mid-American), hoping to solidify their chances at ending a 29-year bowl-game drought, drove to NIUs 7 in the final minute of regulation but had to settle for Paul Fricanos 24-yard field goal.The Huskies (4-7, 4-3) took six plays to score in overtime then held the Eagles to 9 yards on their possession.Trailing 21-0 at halftime, the Huskies took a 24-21 lead on Huffs 27-yard run with 13:45 left in the final quarter. Huff, who entered with just one TD on the season, had a 60-yard score in the third and finished with a career-high 173 yards on 23 carries.Ian Eriksen rushed for a career-best 171 yards and two TDs for Eastern Michigan.Northern Illinois has won 15 of the last 16 meetings between the MAC West schools -- with the Eagles last win in the series coming in 2007. Capitals T-Shirts Sale Online . Haas said he "felt a lot of pain" in his right shoulder when he slammed his racket to the ground in frustration after losing his serve at 3-3 in the first set. http://www.hockeycapitalsnhl.com/authentic-brett-connolly-capitals-jersey/ . There was no hesitation from the 40th-ranked Pospisil, from Vernon, B.C., who admitted that he cut back on his training sessions over the last few days to conserve energy as the long ATP season finishes next week at the Paris Masters. http://www.hockeycapitalsnhl.com/authentic-mike-gartner-capitals-jersey/ . Now tied for second in the league in shootout goals, the 24-year-old likes to see what the opposing goaltender has in store before he ultimately lands on a move. The UFC has secured a New York state-approved policy to insure every fighter on its Nov. 12 event up to $1 million in case of traumatic brain injury.New York Department of State spokesperson Laz Benitez confirmed to ESPN that the state has approved a policy written by insurance company AIG.According to UFC officials, the cost of the policy is $1,675 per athlete per fight. With 13 fights scheduled to take place at UFC 205 at Madison Square Garden, the promotion is looking at a cost of $43,550 to meet the new standard.The $1 million brain-injury insurance requirement was part of a law passed earlier this year to legalize professional MMA in New York. The sport had been banned on a professional level in the state since 1997.The new law has been a source of some controversy, as several longtime boxing promoters have spoken out on the financial burden it creates to do business.General medical coverage for combat sports athlettes is not a new requirement by state athletic commissions, but New York took it a step further with its inclusion of $1 million coverage against life-threatening brain injury. http://www.hockeycapitalsnhl.com/authentic-john-carlson-capitals-jersey/. Multiple boxing events scheduled to take place in New York have either been moved or canceled. Promoter Lou DiBella recently told ESPN.com that he canceled all remaining New York cards through 2016.Bob Arum, CEO of boxings Top Rank, went so far as to accuse the UFC of freezing out other fight promotions by advocating for the high cost requirement during its lobbying efforts to legalize mixed martial arts in New York. The UFC, which has said it regularly provides medical insurance that is above state minimums, denied Arums claims.UFC is the first promotion to secure a state-approved policy under the new law. 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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The Boston Bruins took control of their series against the New York Rangers, while the Ottawa Senators unlikely rally led to a double overtime win. Adidas Jake Muzzin Jersey . Scott Cullen has stats and notes from Sundays NHL action. BOSTON POPSThe Boston Bruins pulled away from the New York Rangers, winning 5-2, Sunday to take a two games to none series lead. A remarkable story for the Bruins, D Torey Krug scored a goal and an assist Sunday and had the best possession numbers for the Bruins, and did so while playing only 12:56. Krug has two goals in two games since being inserted into the lineup due to injuries on the Boston blueline. G Henrik Lundqvist surrendered five goals on 32 shots for the Rangers. It was the first time since March 9, 2011 that he had allowed five goals in a game and only once this season did he have a single-game save percentage lower than Sundays .844 SV%. Patrice Bergeron and David Krejci each had two assists for the Bruins. This is worth noting because the Rangers split up their defence pairing of Dan Girardi and Ryan McDonagh for this series, at least in part because the Bruins had two lines, anchored by Bergeron and Krejci, capable of cotnributing offensively. As a result, in Game Two, Girardi took a minus-4. It was the first time since March 26, 2009 that Girardi was minus-4 in a game. Rangers captain Ryan Callahan had a game-high eight hits (note: recorded in the visiting rink) and scored the Blueshirts first goal. Boston coach Claude Julien is cutting back on ice time for underperforming wingers. Jaromir Jagr played 12:16 and Tyler Seguin just 11:10; season-lows for both. Its not a great surprise that the Bruins held serve in their two home games, but it emphasizes how much more the Rangers need from prime contributors if they have any hope of getting back into this series. RW Rick Nash, for example, scored his first goal of the playoffs in Game Two, but four points in nine playoff games isnt enough. When the Bruins have both of their top two scoring centres contributing, it only hammers home the point that Derek Stepan (three points) and Brad Richards (one) have done little this postseason. SENATORS GET CRUCIAL OT WINSenators LW Colin Greening scored in double overtime to give the Ottawa Senators a 2-1 win in Game Three against the Pittsburgh Penguins, cutting the Penguins series lead to two games to one. It was the third straight game in which Greening had scored, after he was held without a point for his first five playoff games this season. It looked like the Senators were on their way to going down 3-0 in the series, down by a goal and shorthanded for the final 87 seconds of the third period, but captain Daniel Alfredsson snuck behind the Penguins defence on a rush up the ice to score a shorthanded goal that tied the game with 29 seconds left in the third period. It was a bounceback game for Senators G Craig Anderson, who was pulled after a little more than 21 minutes in Game Two. Anderson stopped 49 of 50 shots, a brilliant performance, though not the best statistical performance of his playoff career (Anderson had a 51-save shutout for Colorado vs. San Jose in 2010). Tomas Vokoun was no slouch at the other end of the ice, stopping 46 of 48 Senators shots. As the game reached double overtime, it was evident that even the losing goaltender in this 2-1 game was going to have a strong statistical night. Senators C Jason Spezza returned to the Senators lineup, playing his first game since January 27, playing 18:40, registering four shots on net and winning 60% of his faceoffs (15-for-25). Penguins C Evgeni Malkin had 10 shots on goal, several of the dangerous variety in the losing effort. Penguins D Paul Martin had a game-high eight blocked shots; Brooks Orpik had six. Martin led the Penguins with 37:16 of ice time, yet had the worst puck possession numbers in the game. Penguins LW Matt Cooke had six hits, tying him with Craig Adams to lead the Penguins. Senators RW Chris Neil had a game-high 10 hits. Cooke also drew two penalties, one in double overtime on Chris Phillips and one against Erik Karlsson with 1:27 remaining in the third period. Which leads us to Karlsson, who responded in a big way after a reduced role in Game Two. Karlsson played a game-high 39:48 and had five shots on goal, but had some run-ins with Cooke, which included the aforementioned penalty and an uncalled highstick from Cooke. Just as Karlsson rebounded from an Penguins C Sidney Crosby was held in check, one game after his hat trick buried the Senators, Crosby managed three shots while playing 33:08 and struggled possession-wise, which is a credit to those that faced him most: Karlsson, Marc Methot, Kyle Turris, Daniel Alfredsson and Jakob Silfverberg. After avoiding a daunting 3-0 hole, the Senators have a chance to even things up in Game Four, at home. All along theyve needed Anderson to be the difference-maker in this series and, Sunday, he was. Can he do it three more times? Scott Cullen can be reached at Scott.Cullen@bellmedia.ca and followed on Twitter at http://twitter.com/tsnscottcullen. For more, check out TSN Fantasy on Facebook. Adidas Butch Goring Jersey . 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Subscribe today!Philadelphia FlyersOverall:?58 Title track: 66 Ownership:?24 Coaching: 55 Players: 56 Fan relations:?35 Affordability: 88 Stadium experience:?56 Bang for the buck: 101 Change from last year: +23The Flyers, those perennial playoff-makers -- outside of a five-year drought in the early 90s, Philadelphia has never missed the postseason in consecutive years -- were not supposed to make the cut last year. And then, on the second-to-last day of the season, they clinched a spot anyway. So what does a second-half surge (20-9-6 after the All-Star break) and a surprise playoff berth buy you? In Philadelphia, its good for combined leaps of 147 spots up all of our rankings.Whats goodEd Snider, the man who brought hockey to the city of Philadelphia 50 years ago, owner of the Flyers since the day they first skated down Broad Street, died in April, just one day after the team put the finishing touches on its unexpected run. Its not often that the suits in the suites endear themselves to the nobodies in the nosebleeds, but Snider -- whose enthusiasm and drive to bring the Stanley Cup back to Philly rivaled even the most fervent Flyers fans -- managed just that feat. Perhaps its no surprise, then, that just about six months after his passing, Philadelphia posthumously named the teams ownership as its most favorabble asset in our rankings: No. Adidas Wayne Gretzky Jersey. 24 overall.Whats badFans leave the Wells Fargo Center with their wallets a little too light, it seems: A night out in South Philly runs Flyers fans $104.73, on average. That is sixth highest in the NHL and 20 percent higher than the league average. Philly fans just arent sold that the on-ice product warrants sky-high prices, though -- the teams No. 88 ranking in affordability gives way to an even more dire No. 101 in bang for the buck. Too many early-round playoff exits, too few Lord Stanley sightings. But can they interest you in a $170, gold-tinged, much-derided 50th anniversary jersey?Whats newCraig Berube for two years here. Peter Laviolette for four years there. John Stevens for three years here. Ken Hitchcock for three years there. Have the Flyers finally found a coach that will stick ... and stick for good? Dave Hakstol, on the precipice of Year 2 with the club, is the beneficiary of the Flyers largest leap in this years standings -- 40 slots, from No. 95 in 2015 to No. 55 in 2016 -- and might just have the fans buy-in. Pro tip, Dave: Get the notoriously slow-starting Flyers humming from the jump this season, and you just might feel the brotherly love all year long.Next: Buffalo Sabres?| Full rankings Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys AuthenticWholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
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The revolving door to the Western Bulldogs treatment room keeps swinging, with Jake Stringer heading in but another star coming out.http://www.hockeycanadiensnhl.com/authentic-andrew-shaw-canadiens-jersey/ .Stringers shoulder injury will sideline him from Saturday nights game with St Kilda, with Tom Liberatore judged almost 100 per cent to return.Its been the same story all season for coach Luke Beveridge, who has endured forced omissions every week bar one since round three.Champion data statistics show the Bulldogs to be the worst hit of any side in the top eight.Over the course of 16 matches, Luke Beveridges players have been forced to sit out a combined total of over 100 games.Just nine players - including Stringer to his point - have played all 16 matches, though the enigmatic forward will be the latest to watch from the stands on Saturday.Stringer wore a heavy bump for Gold Coasts Steven May in the Bulldogs win in Cairns on Saturday night, leaving him in pain and damaging his shoulder.Its good that its not a really serious shoulder injury but its never good to lose a player, Beveridge told reporters on Tuesday.Liberatore is set to return after one week out with a bruised lung after doctors judged the 24-year-old a flight risk for the trip to Far North Queensland.Further help could be around the corner.Medium-term absentees Luke Dahlhaus (knee) and Toby McLean (foot) are eyeing returns in round 19 against Geelong.But if theres a comforting factor for Beveridge in the churn of players in and out of the side, its that their depth has been tested and strengthened.Beveridge said half a dozen Footscray players put their hands up in the VFL with a stirring one-point win over leaders Casey, led by Bailey Dale.The 19-year-old kicked four and saw plenty of the ball and could find himself in the Bulldogs forward line against the Saints given Stringers absence.Weve had a reasonable spread of inside 50 targets but theres no doubt (Stringer) makes something out of nothing so well have to look to others to do that this week, Beveridge said.Theres plenty of boys that have put their hand up on the weekend so well have a pretty strong 22 going into the Saints game. http://www.hockeycanadiensnhl.com/authentic-alexei-emelin-canadiens-jersey/ . -- Jonathan Drouin gave Halifax the boost it needed to edge host Sherbrooke Phoenix 3-2 in a shootout in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League action.http://www.hockeycanadiensnhl.com/authentic-guy-lafleur-canadiens-jersey/ . 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CLEVELAND -- David Blatts second season with the Cavaliers ended long before they won an NBA title.However, hes been rewarded for his stay.The former Cleveland coach accepted a championship ring from the team despite being fired midway through last season.Blatt was dismissed when the Cavs were 30-11 and replaced by assistant Tyronn Lue, who guided the Cavs to an historic comeback in the finals to capture the first major sports championship by a Cleveland team since 1964.Blatt told Israel-based reporter David Pick that he accepted the ring from the Cavs because they presented it to me in a way that was very respectful.The Cavaliers wanted to give me a ring because the organization felt that I contributed to the championship, he said. Its not my championship, I recognize that, but I also feel that I did something there, and I graciously accepted because it was a gracious offer on their part. The big thing for me was that I felt that they felt that it was earned, not given, therefore I was happy to accept.?The Cavs confirmed that general manager David Griffin offered the ring to Blatt and he accepted. http://www.hockeycanadiensnhl.com/authentic-saku-koivu-canadiens-jersey/. After Cleveland defeated Golden State in Game 7, Lue said he hoped the Cavs would offer a ring to Blatt.Thats the first thing I said when we won, that we need to get coach Blatt a ring, Lue said Wednesday night after the Cavs defeated Orlando in their exhibition opener. I had to fight him a little bit. He didnt want to do it. But he definitely deserves one. Im glad he accepted it and Im glad the organization is going to get him one.Cavs superstar LeBron James, who had an up-and-down relationship with Blatt, said he was behind the teams decision.Thats an organizational thing and if thats what they wanted to do, then were all for it, he said. Who am I to say who can or cant get a ring?One of Europes most celebrated coaches before he was hired in Cleveland, Blatt, now coaching in Turkey, went 83-40 in his tenure with the Cavs.The Cavs will get their rings and raise a title banner before the Oct. 25 season opener against New York. 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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