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RIO DE JANEIRO -- Long Qingquan of China set a world record in winning Olympic gold in the mens weightlifting 53-kilogram category Sunday at the Rio de Janeiro Games. Mario Gavranovic Trikot .Longs total score of 307 kilograms set the record and was aided by a final 170-kilo lift in clean and jerk in what turned out to be a battle between former gold medalists.Long, a gold medalist in 2008, was leading the competition after the snatch and all the way through clean and jerk until Om Yun-Chol of North Korea lifted 169 kilograms on his final attempt to tie for the lead. Om won gold in London four years ago.Long then came out for his final lift, raised his bar and celebrated the gold medal by pumping his fists in the air. He won by just four kilograms over Om, and the mark beat the record of 305 kilograms that Halil Mutlu set at the 2000 Sydney Games.I am really happy. I am really proud, Long said. I came to this competition with two dreams -- to win the competition and break the world record and I did (both).Long is the first weightlifter with eight years between his first and second gold medal, in any mens or womens event.I have prepared for the competition for four years because I did not get to compete in the 2012 Olympic Games, he said. After four years I did it.Longs best snatch lift of 137 kilograms was two kilograms off the world record mark, set by fellow Chinese weightlifter Wu Jingbiao last year.Om took silver with 303 kilograms and was beaten for the first time in a major competition since he won gold in London.Sinphet Kruaithong of Thailand won bronze. He became the first Thai male to win an Olympic weightlifting medal and the second weightlifter to win in Rio, joining Sopita Tanasan, who won gold in the womens 48-kilogram on Saturday. Nine Thai women have won medals in weightlifting.In the womens 53-kilogram category, Hsu Shu-Ching of Taiwan won her first Olympic gold medal when Li Yajun of China failed to complete the clean and jerk.Li set an Olympic record in the first round snatch by lifting 101 kilograms to take the lead into the clean and jerk. She was the last lifter to compete in the second round, and needed to lift 126 kilos to win gold. Her high entry total on the start list made her a favorite for the gold, but she failed to medal.When Li didnt complete her score, the gold went to Hsu, who lifted 100 kilos in snatch and 112 in clean and jerk for an overall score of 212 kilos. Hsu is the reigning world champion and won silver four years ago at the London Games. But London gold medalist Zulfiya Chinshanlo of Kazakhstan failed a doping retest and could have that medal revoked, which would make Hsu a double gold medalist.I am very happy and very excited, she said.Team doctor Lin Yin-Chou said Hsu was battling a strain in her thigh, and it was the intelligence of our coaches that pushed her to gold.We have been wanting this gold medal for some time and it is especially pleasing because she has had an injury that she has been carrying, Lin said.A tearful Hidilyn Diaz of Philippines won silver after failing to medal in the last two Olympics. She lifted in the 58kg class in the 2008 Beijing Games as a 17-year-old and impressed many in the field, but she failed on all her clean and jerk attempts in London. Diaz dropped down to the lighter class for Rio, which had just seven competitors.I have tried so hard. I have stumbled many times, Diaz said. I wanted to quit, but now all of my sacrifices have paid off.Jin Hee Yoon of South Korea won bronze. She had won silver at the 2008 Beijing Games. Ricardo Rodriguez Trikot . -- 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. Michael Lang Trikot . Jordan Lynch, the all-purpose Heisman Trophy finalist from Northern Illinois, failed to make it into that exclusive club. http://www.fussballtrikotschweizshop.ch/ . All of the scoring came in the final 20:04. Lucic scored on a power play at 15:46 of the third period, when he tipped a shot over Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen for a 3-1 lead. Christian Horner says Red Bull needs something different to happen at one of the remaining six races in order win again this season.Red Bull won the Spanish Grand Prix when the two Mercedes collided, but despite coming close in Monaco and Singapore the team has not won a race since. Singapore represented one of the teams best opportunities but Daniel Ricciardo finished 0.4s off Nico Rosberg as they crossed the line.Asked if he thought Red Bull could win another race this season, Horner said: Daniel got pretty close in Singapore, he got within half a second and we beat one of the Mercedes fair and square. Hopefully opportunities will present themselves over the remaining six races but Mercedes have been so strong at every venue, its going to rely on something different happening. Weeather conditions, tyre deg, something like that. Stephan Lichtsteiner Trikot. .Horner said Red Bull did everything possible to win in Singapore, but ultimately Rosberg proved too fast.I dont think so. Nico had a very strong weekend. And he had a bit too much for us in qualifying, and in the race. We tried everything we could. We tried a different strategy at the end of the race, which forced them to stick to the two stop.And whilst Daniel did a fantastic job to close Nico down over the last laps, they just left enough in hand to keep a margin to the chequered flag. So to get within half a second after two hours was a great performance, but today it was not quite enough. 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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Sacramento Kings coach Dave Joerger has called for a truce in an ongoing spat between All-Star?DeMarcus Cousins and The Sacramento Bee. Memphis Grizzlies Jerseys .Cousins recently confronted a Bee writer after a column that referenced the arrest of the 6-foot-11 stars brother.This guy is the face of our franchise, Joerger said after the Kings 99-79 loss to the Mavericks on Sunday. Hes done and said some things that he wishes he could do over. He has improved.He continued: Im not justifying anything that hes done. What he did was excessive. But enough is enough.The organization said it is reviewing the incident in which Cousins confronted and shouted obscenities at a local columnist following Monday nights game against the Los Angeles Lakers.Cousins confronted columnist Andy Furillo over an article that was published last weekend. The column addressed an incident at a New York nightclub earlier this month that resulted in Cousins and teammate Matt Barnes being sued over an alleged assault. It also referenced an incident at a bar in May involving Cousins and his younger brother, Jaleel, that led to his brothers arrest.According to The Bee, Monday was the first time Cousins and Furillo saw each other after the column was published.Were going to have some real f---ing issues, Cousins said to Furillo. Dont ever mention my brother again.A Kings player then stepped between Cousins and Furillo. According to The Bee, Cousins refused to speak to reporters while Furillo was in the room.The Associated Press contributed to this report.? Jarell Martin Jersey . LOUIS -- St. Chandler Parsons Jersey .C. United of Major League Soccer. United chose the defender in the second round of the 2013 MLS re-entry draft. http://www.basketballgrizzliesshop.com/Cheap-Allen-Iverson-Grizzlies-Jersey/.J. -- Josh Cribbs was in the Pro Bowl in February and out of a job six months later. MIAMI -- A person familiar with the situation says free agent right-handed reliever Junichi Tazawa has agreed to a $12 million, two-year contract with the Miami Marlins.The person confirmed the deal to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Thursday because the contract wont be final until Tazawa passes a physical. Tazawa gets $5 million next season and $7 million in 2018.Tazawa has been with the Boston Red Sox since his rookie season in 2009 and has a career ERA of 3.588. Brandan Wright Jersey. This year he had a 4.17 ERA n 49 2/3 innings and made $3,375,000.The deal came after the Marlins fell short in their pursuit of high-priced closers Aroldis Chapman and Kenley Jansen. Tazawa will help replace left-hander Mike Dunn, who agreed Thursday to a $19 million, three-year contract with Colorado after six seasons with the Marlins. 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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OAKLAND, Calif. Larry Bird Jersey . -- Henry Blanco hopped on a cross-country flight from Miami first thing Friday morning for his fresh start out West with the Seattle Mariners -- still a big leaguer as he approaches his 42nd birthday in August. And what a memorable Mariners debut he delivered -- with the bat, behind the plate catching ace Felix Hernandez, and even in a spontaneous mound visit. Blanco hit a sixth-inning grand slam to break a scoreless tie and give Venezuelan countryman and good friend King Felix all the offence he needed, and Seattle beat the Oakland Athletics for the second straight game with a 4-0 victory Saturday. He hardly saw this coming. "I was hoping I could still get a job and show them I can still play," said Blanco, who is playing for his 11th team. "That was a special day today." The 41-year-old Blanco, a .184 hitter with no home runs coming into the game, was a most unlikely candidate to provide the decisive hit for Seattle. The Mariners signed him Friday, three days after his release by Toronto. He became the oldest Seattle player ever with a slam. Mariners manager Eric Wedge wrote Blanco into the lineup right away -- and it didnt hurt Blanco had previously caught Hernandez in the bullpen for the World Baseball Classic. "Im glad he did it," Wedge said. "First of all, I thought he did a tremendous job behind home plate. You can see what he does back there, how he handles things and the way he makes it look so easy. ... Talk about going up there ready to hit, bases loaded, he goes up there ready to hit and hit it a long way." Hernandez (8-4) struck out five of Oaklands initial eight batters and seven through four innings on the way to eight Ks in seven scoreless innings. Michael Morse had two doubles among his three hits, including one in the sixth before Blancos drive stayed just inside the left-field foul pole. Blancos only other grand slam came with Milwaukee more than 13 years ago -- on May 12, 2000, off Pittsburghs Jason Schmidt. It was the fifth-longest gap between grand slams dating back to 1900, according to information provided by the Mariners from the Elias Sports Bureau -- 13 years, 34 days. Blancos slam at 41 -- he turns 42 on Aug. 29 -- topped one by Raul Ibanez earlier this season accomplished at 40 years, 347 days. "Thats pretty good. Well Ive got it now," Blanco said, smiling. Hernandez received a big defensive assist to end the fifth and save a run. Jed Lowrie doubled leading off the inning and advanced on Seth Smiths flyout to centre. But Chris Young flied into a double play in which right fielder Endy Chavez threw Lowrie out at home to keep the game scoreless. Lowrie didnt even touch the plate. "I called him out," Hernandez quipped. And, with Coco Crisp aboard on a one-out single in the sixth, Hernandez got John Jaso -- who caught his perfect game with Seattle last year -- to line into a double play at first that caught Crisp off the bag. The As also grounded into an inning-ending double play in the seventh with runners on first and second. Suddenly, Seattle has a chance to sweep the first-place As on Sunday after Oakland took three in a row from the New York Yankees before this series began, including a 3-2, 18-inning victory Thursday. Seattle snapped Oaklands 11-game home winning streak at the Coliseum on Friday night, then put together another fine performance to back its ace. The As have lost their first series in the last 10 over the past month. Hernandez allowed five hits and walked one to improve to 22-7 with a 2.70 ERA lifetime in 39 career starts in June. Seattle starters are 5-1 with a 0.94 ERA -- 6 earned runs in 57 1-3 innings -- since June 7 and have gone six straight starts of at least seven innings. Charlie Furbush and Yoervis Medina each pitched an inning of relief to finish the Mariners six-hit shutout. Still, Blanco provided the highlight of the day. "For him to come through like that is awesome, his first start here. That was unbelievable," Hernandez said. "It surprised me a little bit. But I know he has a little power. Hes good." Oaklands A.J. Griffin (5-6) dropped to 0-3 over his four-start winless stretch. The right-hander allowed four runs and eight hits in six innings, struck out three and walked two. "At the end of the day its four runs on one pitch, and when youre facing Felix, every run counts," Griffin said. "Its frustrating. Hopefully were not talking about something like this again." Blanco, meanwhile, hopes for a few more. In his 16th season, he is still fueled by one thing: "Im just trying to win a World Series," he said. "I love the game, I have passion for the game and I just want to get a ring so I can go home." Notes: Crisp returned to the Oakland lineup playing centre field and batting leadoff in his first start since bruising his heel Tuesday night against New York. He didnt move as well as usual. ... As RF Josh Reddick had the night off. ... Mariners starting pitchers have had eight consecutive quality starts. ... Wedge said 1B Justin Smoak (strained right oblique), CF Franklin Gutierrez (strained right hamstring) and demoted 2B Dustin Ackley would likely be re-evaluated after Sundays game to determine their next steps. ... The series finale Sunday has the looks of a possible pitchers duel with Oaklands Bartolo Colon (8-2) and Seattles Hisashi Iwakuma (7-1). ... Announced first-pitch temperature was 56 degrees. ... In 2001, Edgar Martinez hit a grand slam at 38 years, 220 days -- the previous-oldest Seattle player before Ibanez and Blanco this season. Reggie Lewis Jersey . Francis told several hundred members of the European Olympic Committees that when sport "is considered only in economic terms and consequently for victory at every cost . Custom Boston Celtics Jerseys . Newcastle dominated in the early stages but City weathered the storm and then raised its game in extra time. Negredo broke the deadlock from close range after a simple move in the 99th minute before Dzeko took the ball round goalkeeper Tim Krul to seal the victory in the 105th. http://www.celticsteamproshop.com/Cheap-Robert-Parish-Celtics-Jersey/ . Ancelotti says Ronaldo has recovered from a hamstring injury but "but he doesnt feel comfortable yet so we wont risk him." Madrid is third in the Spanish league, six points behind leader Barcelona, going into Saturdays game against Valladolid.LONDON -- The Russian government assured the IOC on Thursday it will not discriminate against homosexuals during the Sochi Olympics, while defending the law against gay "propaganda" that has provoked an international backlash. The IOC received a letter from Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak giving reassurances the host country will comply fully with the Olympic Charters provision against discrimination of any kind. "The Russian Federation guarantees the fulfilment of its obligations before the International Olympic Committee in its entirety," Kozak said. However, Kozak did not back down on the issue of the new law, which penalizes anyone who distributes information aimed at persuading minors that "nontraditional" relationships are normal or attractive. The law applies equally to everyone and "cannot be regarded as discrimination based on sexual orientation," Kozak said. The letter still leaves open the question of what would happen to Olympic athletes or fans if they make statements or gestures that could be considered propaganda. The law has provoked harsh international criticism ahead of the Feb. 7-23 Winter Olympics in the Russian resort of Sochi. Some activists have called for a boycott of the games, though President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron have ruled that out. Kozaks letter came after IOC President Jacques Rogge asked the Russians for further clarifications on the law and how it could impact on the Sochi Games. "We have today received strong written reassurances from the Russian government that everyone will be welcome at the games in Sochi regardless of their sexual orientation," Rogge said in a statement. The letter was addressed to Jean Claude-Killy, the French IOC member who heads the co-ordination commission for the Sochi Games. Its still not clear if an athlete or spectator could be prosecuted for weaaring a badge or rainbow pin or waving a small flag in solidarity with gay rights. Walter Brown Jersey. Political gestures of any kind are also prohibited by the IOC. The issue attracted attention at the world athletics championships in Moscow last week when Swedish high jumper Emma Green Tregaro painted her fingernails in the colours of the rainbow to support gay rights. The gesture prompted Russian pole vault star Yelena Isinbayeva to complain that Green Tregaro was disrespecting Russia. In his letter, Kozak said the legislation does not impose any restrictions on sexual orientation, and stressed the Russian constitution prohibits discrimination against anyone based on sex, race or religion. The law on gay propaganda, he said, centres on the "restriction of information that promotes non-traditional sexual relationships among children." "These legislations apply equally to all persons, irrespective of their race, religion, gender, or sexual orientation, and cannot be regarded as discrimination based on sexual orientation," he said. The letter added: "These requirements do not attract any limitations for participants and spectators of the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi on their legal right of residence in the territory of the Russian Federation or participation in any events stipulated in the Games program that are contradictory to the Olympic Charter or universally recognized standards of international law on human rights." Homosexuality was decriminalized in Russia in 1993 and Russian officials have been at pains to emphasize that the law does not penalize gay orientation or activity. However, the law reflects widespread animosity toward homosexuals in Russian society and its vagueness troubles many. It appears possible that anyone wearing a rainbow flag on the street or writing about gay relationships on Facebook, for instance, could be accused of propagandizing. 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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SACRAMENTO, Calif. Nike Free RN Womens . -- Justin Strings scored 25 points and grabbed eight rebounds as Sacramento State beat NAIA University of California Merced 81-54 on Saturday night.Strings was 8 of 14 from the field and 6 of 10 from the line for the Hornets (2-6). Eric Stuteville added 15 points and five rebounds, Nick Hornsby had 13 points and a team-high 15 rebounds, and Marcus Graves added 12 points and 10 assists. The team averaged 61 percent shooting from the field, 42.3 percent from the line and had a 51-17 rebounding edge over California Merced.A Stuteville dunk that gave Sacramento a 27-15 lead with 6:31 to go in the first period sparked a flurry from both teams and the Hornets emerged with a 43-29 advantage at the break. They led by double figures throughout the second period.Cole Taira scored 15 points on 4-of-10 shooting from the field including three 3-pointers for the Bobcats. Nike Free RN Sale . According to a report from the Vancouver Province, the Lions are expected to replace former DC Rich Stubler with defensive backs coach Mark Washington. Nike Free 5.0 Womens Sale . Rousey will put her perfect 8-0 record and hardware on the line against another undefeated fighter, 7-0 Sara McMann in the main event of UFC 170, which will be held at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas Nevada on February 22nd. http://www.nikefreeclearanceoutlet.com/nike-free-rn-sale.html . The judges scored it 48-47, 48-47, 49-46 for Jones (19-1). It was the champions closest call. Despite the loss, it was a remarkable show by the confident Swedish challenger, who had the best of the early rounds and then hung on in the fourth and fifth. Mike Krzyzewski found a silver lining in his No. 1-ranked Blue Devils losing to Kansas at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday night.The fact that we fought hard, that we played against a really good team, and then shake hands with them because they hit a big, big shot and played really hard, Krzyzewski said after the last-second shot knocked the Blue Devils lost to the No. 7 Jayhawks.You learn a lot from playing at this level of game and thats why this Champions Classic is so important for these four programs (No. 2 Kentucky clobbered No. 13 Michigan State in the other game) to be able to play in games like this.The Blue Devils opened the season with easy wins over Marist and Grand Canyon in the home-court opening games of the Naismith Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament and Saturday will face Penn State in the opener of a double-header at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, Conn.No. 21 Rhode Island and No. 24 Cincinnati play in the nightcap and the winners meet on Sunday for the title, with the losers vying for third place.The Nittany Lions are also 2-1, but the loss didnt come against Kansas -- it came at home to Albany in the opener. Patrick Chambers team is young and allowed 79 points per game, beating Grand Canyon and Duquesne.Penn State was outrebounded 124-96 in the first three games and it will be going up against stronger teams this weekend.Rebounding is a major concern of mine right now, we have to do a much better job in that area right now, Chambers said earlier this week.Dukes Grayson Allen suffered through a tough night at Madison Square Garden, where he scored 12 points on 4-for-15 ffrom the floor. Nike Free Tr Fit 3. .I think Grayson had a very frustrating game, Krzyzewski said of Allen, who missed 11 of his first 12 shots. I think you cant expect to get a foul. I think hes getting to a point where he makes a move and its a good move and he expects a foul.Im not saying theyre not calling fouls. You cant do that. That cant be what youre doing. The last few minutes, he moved well. Hes playing hard when he gets the ball and he needs to play harder when he doesnt have the ball. Its what he did in the last few minutes.The Blue Devils held Kansas to 2-of-17 from 3-point range and come into this game limiting their three opponents to a .148 percentage from behind the arc. On the other side, Duke enters this game having made at least one 3-pointer in 950 straight games.The Blue Devils also come in with the reigning ACC rookie of the week in Frank Jackson, who is averaging 16.7 points, two assists and 2.7 rebounds in his first three college games. Despite the tough shooting night, Allen is averaging 17.7 points, 5.7 rebounds and 3.3 assists.Theyre shooting the heck out of the ball from three (38.6 percent) right now, Chambers said. From two, they have a very good percentage (48.6 overall). Theyre getting to the free throw line. Theyre shooting -- theyre making more than their opponents are even attempting. They are doing some great things and theyre doing exactly what Coach K wants his team to do.The Nittany Lions have five players averaging in double figures. 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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DENVER -- Facing the possibility of getting cut by the Colorado Rockies later this week, right-hander Jordan Lyles agreed Wednesday to a one-year contract worth $3,175,000 -- a $200,000 raise. Chad Henne Jersey .Lyles was mostly used out of the bullpen by the Rockies last season. He made the first of his 35 relief appearances on June 22 after being recalled from Triple-A Albuquerque and went 4-5 with a 5.83 ERA in 40 big league games overall.The 26-year-old was acquired by Colorado from Houston on Dec. 3, 2013, and is 27-43 in his major league career with a 5.17 ERA.Teams have until Friday to offer 2017 contracts to unsigned players on their 40-man roster. If offered a contract, Lyles would have been eligible for salary arbitration. Jacksonville Jaguars Jerseys . LOUIS -- Attorneys for the St. Jason Myers Jersey . -- Josh Sterk scored once and set up two more as the Oshawa Generals edged the visiting Belleville Bulls 3-2 on Friday in Ontario Hockey League action. http://www.jaguarsfootballpro.com/Jaguars-Tashaun-Gipson-Jersey/ .J. -- Josh Cribbs was in the Pro Bowl in February and out of a job six months later. RIO DE JANEIRO -- Simone Manuel became the first African-American woman to win an individual Olympic medal in swimming Thursday night, tying for gold in the 100-meter freestyle with Penny Oleksiak of Canada.Manuel and Oleksiak both touched the wall in 52.70 seconds, breaking the Olympic record by one-hundredth of a second. Swedens Sarah Sjostrom took the bronze in 52.99.Manuel leaned her head into her hands and cried when she recognized her historic achievement in a sport that still has few African-Americans.Im just so blessed to have a gold medal, Manuel, 20, told NBC after the race. This medal is not just for me. Its for a whole bunch of people who came before me and have been an inspiration to me. ... Its for all the people after me who believe they cant do it, and I just want to be an inspiration to others that you can do it.Anthony Ervin is the only African-American male to win an individual Olympic gold in swimming. He tied for first in the 50-meter freestyle at the 2000 Olympics and is on the team again in Rio.Manuel, meanwhile, also became the first American to win gold in the womens 100 freestyle since 1984, when Nancy Hogshead and Carrie Steinseifer shared first place.Manuel had to rally to get there.She was third at the halfway mark but surged past Australian Cate Campbell, who was on pace to take her world record even lower when she made the turn out front, with little sister Bronte right behind. But the Australian siblings, who teamed up to lead their country to gold in the 4x100 freestyle relay, couldnt hang on.Bronte faded to fourth, and Cate dropped all the way to sixth at the finish.Instead, it was Manuel -- her fingernails painted red, white and blue -- who touched at the same time as 16-year-old Oleksiak, the youngest swimmer in the field.Manuel and Oleksiak shared the top spot on the medal podium, with the U.S. anthem played first, followed by the Canadian anthem. Tears rolled down each of Manuels cheeks as she sang along.Its been a long journey, and Im super excited with where it has brought me, she said.Manuels victory took on added significance in a sport that still has few people of color, especiaally in light of the racial divide in the United States. Dede Westbrook Jersey. She mentioned some of the issues with police brutality.I think that this win helps bring hope and change to some of the issues that are going on in the world, but I mean, I went out there and swam as fast as I could, and my color just comes with the territory, Manuel said.Until now, Cullen Jones had been the face of swimming for minorities in America, having won two golds and two silvers at the previous two Olympics. But Jones failed to make the U.S. team this year in what could have been his final attempt.Manuels teammate Lia Neal earned silver on the 4x100 free relay in Rio and bronze on the same relay four years ago in London. Maritza Correia won silver on the same relay at the 2004 Athens Games.Manuel singled out Jones, Neal and Correia for blazing a path.Neal pumped up Manuel before the night-time finals by singing and dancing together.That helped keep the nerves off me, Manuel said. After the race, I gave her a big hug and I cried and I told her, Thank you for everything youve done for me. Shes a huge part of my successes.Manuel, who attends Stanford and has a brother who played basketball at SMU, looks forward to a time when there is greater diversity in the pool.I would like there to be a day where there are more of us and its not Simone, the black swimmer, she said, because the title black swimmer makes it seem like Im not supposed to be able to win a gold medal or Im not supposed to be able to break records, and thats not true because I work just as hard as anybody else. I want to win just like everybody else.And Manuel hopes she can just be a swimmer and a champion without her race being a factor.Thats something I definitely struggled with a lot, she said. Just coming into this race, I kind of tried to take the weight of the black community off my shoulders, which is something I carry with me just being in this position. 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Terence Crawford had a big year in 2014, so big in fact that he was named fighter of the year by ESPN. Dennis Johnson Jersey .com and the Boxing Writers Association of America, among other outlets. That is a big box to check for any aspiring boxing star and potential future Hall of Famer.During 2014, Crawford traveled to Scotland and rolled to a decision victory to win a lightweight world title from Ricky Burns and then returned home to Omaha, Nebraska, for two impressive performances in title defenses, an exciting ninth-round knockout of former unified featherweight titleholder Yuriorkis Gamboa and a near-shutout decision against veteran contender Raymundo Beltran. Now fast-forward to 2016 and Crawford is on the verge of another 3-0 year against reputable opponents and another possible fighter of the year award.He will defend his unified junior welterweight world title belts against longtime contender John Molina Jr., a determined brawler with a punch as big as his heart, on Saturday (HBO, 9:35 p.m. ET/PT) at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha.In the scheduled 10-round co-feature, lightweight up-and-comer Mason Menard (32-1, 24 KOs), 28, of Rayne, Louisiana, who replaced injured former unified titleholder Juan Diaz, will take on his most notable opponent in Raymundo Beltran (31-7-1, 19 KOs), 35, a Mexico native based in Phoenix.The telecast will open with same-day taped coverage of the vacant heavyweight world title bout from Vector Arena in Auckland, New Zealand, between Kiwi star Joseph Parker (21-0, 18 KOs), 24, and Andy Ruiz Jr. (29-0, 19 KOs), 27, of Imperial Valley, California, who is bidding to become the first fighter of Mexican descent to win a heavyweight title.The 29-year-old Crawford (29-0, 20 KOs), who has not done much talking in the lead-up to the fight, did manage to squeeze out a few quotes about his belief that he deserves another fighter of the year award should he polish off Molina, a heavy underdog, though he faces stiff competition from fighters such as featherweight titleholder Carl Frampton and junior lightweight titlist Vasyl Lomachenko.If I win Saturday night I should be considered fighter of the year, Crawford boasted.After Crawford defeated Beltran, he moved up to the junior welterweight division and won a world title. In February, he made his second defense and scored a fifth-round knockout of second-tier contender Hank Lundy.Crawfords next fight was the one that put him squarely in the conversation for the award. In July, he scored two knockdowns and cruised to a one-sided decision win against Viktor Postol to unify titles against the fighter considered by virtually everybody as either No. 1 or No. 2 in the weight class. It is, without question, the most significant victory of Crawfords eight-year professional career.Molina (29-6, 23 KOs), 33, of Covina, California, is coming off a strong performance in a decision win against former titlist Ruslan Provodnikov in June. Crawford is so confident of victory that he had no problem continuing to talk about the possible fighter of the year award.I did a number on Hank Lundy, the kind that nobody else was able to do, Crawford said, continuing to make his case. I unified the title against Postol, a guy everybody said was almost as good as I was. I am an undefeated champion and was fighting a guy [Postol] coming off a knockout win against [Lucas] Matthysse and I totally dominated him.Now Im fighting another guy coming off an impressive win, a No. 1 contender, and a win over him should convince people that I am fighter of the year.Brian McIntyre, Crawfords career-long trainer and co-manager, is as outspoken as Crawford when it comes to the fighter of the year hardware. Hed also like get his hands on the trainer of the year trophy, which eluded him in 2014.Im not going to lie to you, we talk about it, McIntyre said of the awards. It is one of our goals to get fighter of the year and trainer of the year. Its not a priority, but it would be great to get it.McIntyre would especially like to win trainer honors and do it in the same year that his fighter gets top honors. He sounded wistful as he spoke about when then-super middleweight champion (and now unified light heavyweight titleholder) Andre Ward and longtime trainer Virgil Hunter collected the awards together in 2011.That was great for them because they did it together, McIntyre said. It would be great for us to do it as a team. It would be like getting the boxing Oscar award. Its like an actor and director getting the Oscar. It would be great for our city, great for our state and great for our gym.McIntyre agreed with Crawford that they deserve the award as long as Crawford beats Molina.Getting those awards is satisfying to a fighter or a coachs career, he said. You can only fight for so long, you can only train fighters for so long and there are not that many fighters and trainers who stick together for their whole careers. Weve been together since the beginning. Weve accomplished a lot together.We should get it this year. Theres nobody else. There are?some guys who accomplished good things out there, but [Crawford] knocked out a top fighter like Lundy, beat Postol easy after Postol came over here [from Russia] and knocked out Matthysse. Everybody had Postol first [at 140 pounds] before Terence. Those two wins were really good for us. This fight here against Molina should solidify fighter of the year and trainer of the year for us.As much as Crawford covets a second fighter of the year award in three years, he believes it is about time that McIntyre get his due from the media.Of course, he should be trainer of the year, Crawford said. How do you think I became fighter of the year? He has?been underrated for many years and he doesnt get enough credit. I think its because we fight out of a small market like Omaha.Then, in perhaps a dig at seven-time trainer of the year and International Boxing Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach, Crawford added, If we were based in Los Angeles, it would be a no-brainer that hed be trainer of the year, like when I was fighter of the year in 2014. Thats why its so important to fight in Omaha, because HBO shines a national spotlight on our town and shows that there are great boxers and trainers coming out of here also. Walter Brown Jersey . For the Wild it was their first win of the season and they now have a record of 1-1-2 while the Jets fall to 2-2. Jets start a six game home stand Friday with another divisional game, home to the Dallas Stars. Gordon Hayward Jersey . Blackwood, 28, has played the last three seasons in the San Diego Padres system, including the past two summers with Class AA San Antonio of the Texas League. http://www.celticsteamproshop.com/Cheap-Larry-Bird-Celtics-Jersey/ . 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. New Zealand 262 and 93 for 4 (Ronchi 38*, Ashwin 3-68) need another 341 runs to beat India 318 and 377 for 5 dec (Pujara 78, Vijay 76, Rohit 68*, Jadeja 50*, Santner 2-79)Scorecard and ball-by-ball detailsR Ashwin put India firmly on the path to winning the Kanpur Test, grabbing three wickets in a 13-over new-ball spell that blew an early hole through New Zealands hopes of saving it. In the process, he also became the second-quickest bowler to 200 Test wickets in the history of the game.Tea was taken as soon as India declared their second innings at 377 for 5, leaving New Zealand the task of surviving four sessions or chasing down 434. A New Zealand win was probably out of the question, and the likelihood of a draw plummeted when Ashwin took out both their openers in the fourth over of their innings. By stumps, they had lost two more wickets, those of Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor, their most experienced batsmen.Batting against Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja on a fourth-day pitch was always going to be difficult for New Zealand. A couple of avoidable dismissals made their job even harder. Martin Guptill gave India their first breakthrough with an ill-advised slog-sweep out of the rough. He inside-edged into his front pad, and popped up a catch to silly point.With New Zealand already three down, Taylor was run out going to the non-strikers end, by a direct hit from Umesh Yadav at deep midwicket. Having already given the throw half a chance by watching the fielder rather than putting his head down and haring as fast as possible, he made the worst possible error as he crossed the crease, getting his bat past the line but failing to ground it.The other two wickets, though, were all about Ashwins skill, particularly through the air. First, his flight drew Tom Latham forward but not particularly close to the pitch of the ball. Then, instead of turning away, natural variation kept the ball going with the angle from around the wicket, beating the left-handers inside edge and hitting his front pad right in front.Like all good players of spin, Williamson has feet that can quickly adjust to being beaten in the air. But even the quickest feet cant do much when a ball turns sharply and quickly. He had reached 25 when Ashwins trajectory pulled his front leg forward and across, outside off stump. Realising he wouldnt get close to the pitch, he dragged his foot back, in a bid to give his bat room to work the ball into the leg side, but the ball just turned too far and too quickly, missing the bat entirely and pinging the withdrawn front pad bbang in front. Terry Rozier Jersey. On another day, Ashwin might have had a five-for by stumps. Richard Kettleborough turned down close lbw shouts against Taylor, once from over the wicket, once from around, with the sheer amount of turn generated by the bowler working against him. There were also a couple of missed half-chances, as Umesh Yadav, backtracking from square leg, and M Vijay, running from second slip towards point with the ball dropping from behind him, failed to catch Williamson and Luke Ronchi.As it happened, New Zealand went to stumps without further loss, with Ronchi and Mitchell Santner trusting the contrasting methods that had served them well in the first innings. They kept India wicketless for the last 15.3 overs of the fourth day; their task on the fifth will be a whole lot harder.Resuming their second innings on 252 for 1, India batted through the first two sessions, declaring as soon as Ravindra Jadeja completed his second Test half-century. Jadeja and Rohit Sharma - who went past 1000 Test runs while scoring an unbeaten 68 - added an unbroken 100 for the sixth wicket, at 5.40 runs per over, effectively putting the target beyond New Zealands reach.Promoted ahead of R Ashwin and Wriddhiman Saha, Jadeja struck three sixes and two fours, and Rohit hit eight fours in his innings, and the pace of their scoring was aided by the ones and twos made available by New Zealands spread-out fields. It was an understandable tactic given the pairs six-hitting ability, and given Indias position.Before Rohit and Jadeja came together, New Zealands spinners had shown a marked improvement over their display on the third evening, when their frequent loose balls had allowed Vijay and Cheteshwar Pujara to extend Indias advantage at a nearly uncontrollable rate.Mitchell Santner, probably the best of the three spinners, dismissed Vijay in the tenth over of the morning, getting one to straighten from an off-stump line to hit his front pad. Then Virat Kohli, who had already got away with a couple of streaky, over-aggressive shots in moving to 18, looked to sweep Mark Craig out of the rough and top-edged to deep midwicket.Either side of lunch, New Zealand took two more wickets, both to sharp catches by Taylor at slip. First, Ish Sodhi went around the wicket and opened up Pujara. 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FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. Brice Johnson Jersey . -- New players. New coaches. New schemes.Same ol results.For the better part of a decade, the Atlanta Falcons have been trying to figure out how to get more pressure on the other teams quarterback.Coming off a season with their lowest number of sacks since the 1980s, the shortcoming quickly cropped up again when the Falcons failed to bring down Jameis Winston in a season-opening loss to Tampa Bay.With four of the next five games on the road, Atlanta desperately needs someone -- Vic Beasley? Dwight Freeney? Anyone? -- to step up.We all want to get sacks, Freeney said. Thats what were here for. I dont care what it is. Our job is to try to get as many as possible.Since leading the NFL with 48 sacks in 2004, they have failed to crack the top 10. In recent years, theyve consistently finished near the bottom of the rankings.After placing 29th and 30th in Mike Smiths final two seasons as coach, the Falcons turned to Quinn with the idea that hed bring some of the aggressive attitude that worked so well when he served as coordinator of one of the leagues most fearsome defensive units in Seattle.The result: Atlanta managed only 19 sacks a year ago, finishing last in the league with the lowest total by the franchise since 1987 and the lowest by any team since the Jacksonville Jaguars recorded just 14 sacks in 2009, according to Pro Football Reference.In 2015, the Falcons drafted Beasley with the eighth overall pick to provide the sort of hybrid linebacker-defensive end who would give offensive linemen fits coming off the edge.But Beasley managed only four sacks as a rookie, still good enough to lead this teams minuscule output but hardly what Quinn was counting on.In Week 1 against the Bucs, the youngster didnt even show up on the stat sheet.Its fair to say I expect him to have a really big impact this year, the coach said, in what sounded like a bit of a warning.The Falcons did get five hits on Winston, but it wasnt enough to keep him from throwing for 281 yards and four touchdowns, including deep scoring plays that covered 45 and 30 yards.This year, the Falcons brought in the 36-year-old Freeney , who ranks among the NFLs career sack leaders, to provide a mentor to Beasley and some occasional pressure in a spot role.Despite his age and playing only 11 games at Arizona last season, Freeney still brought down the quarterback eight times -- double what anyone managed in Atlanta.Freeney, in what has become a familiar refrain on the Falcons, stressed that sacks are just one indicator of how much pressure a team is getting.If the quarterback happens to throw the ball quick, well guess what: I dont care how fast you think you are, youre not going to get there, he said. Its a little bit more complicated than, `Oh, no sacks, no pressure.But one couldnt help but notice that the Buccaneers -- where Smith is now the defensive coordinator -- sacked Atlanta quarterback Matt Ryan three times last Sunday.They won the game, too, stamping themselves as a team on the rise in the NFC South.The Falcons, on the other hand, are a team that remains on the defensive as they travel to Oakland on Sunday to kick off a brutal five-week stretch against the Raiders (1-0).Quinn, in fact, sounds very much like his predecessor when facing many of the very same questions that bedeviled Smith during his seven years in Atlanta.The pass rush isnt totally made up of sacks. Its hits, its forced fumbles, Quinn said. But, he conceded, Sacks are definitely a factor, because you have an opportunity to get the ball out and they lose yards. Those are significant factors.The Falcons are definitely a faster, quicker team on the defensive side, which was one of Quinns top priorities, but it hasnt yet led to the sort of game-changing plays he talks about every week.One week into his second season, Quinn is not going to start bringing all-out blitzes on every play simply to get more sacks on the stat sheet. He remains confident that his scheme will work, especially as younger players such as Beasley and a pair of rookie starting linebackers, DeVondre Campbell and Deion Jones , get more experience.I knew wed have a challenge, Quinn said. Were not there yet.---Follow Paul Newberry on Twitter at www.twitter.com/pnewberry1963 . 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Gold Coast midfield star Jaeger OMeara will not be making his AFL comeback this year as he is to undergo season-ending knee surgery.OMeara hasnt played for the Suns since the final round of the 2014 season and may well not play for the club again as his contract expires at the end of the current campaign.The 22-year-old West Australian ruptured a patella tendon in a reserves pre-season match last year.He made a return to action with the reserves in July but has been sidelined for the past two weeks due to knee soreness.Suns football manager Marcus Ashcroft said the 2013 AFL rising star would undergo arthroscopic surgery in Melbourne this week but his latest injury is unrelated to his patella tendon issue.It was decided the best course of action was for hhim to get some surgery on Thursday, which hell get down in Melbourne, Ashcroft said. Custom Los Angeles Clippers Jerseys. Its really minor surgery, its just an arthroscope, just a minor clean up. Totally unrelated to his patella tendonitis.In further Suns injury news Jesse Lonergans year is also over with surgery required on an injured shoulder.Alex Sexton (corked thigh) and Tom Nicholls (knee) will both miss this weekends clash with Essendon after picking up knocks in last weekends eight-point loss to Greater Western Sydney.Midfielder David Swallow is set to make his return from a serious knee injury, named to play in the Suns reserves this weekend. 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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MONTREAL -- Carey Price made 31 saves and the Montreal Canadiens ended a three-game skid with a 2-1 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday night. Willie McCovey Jersey .Paul Byron and Alex Galchenyuk scored for the Canadiens (14-3-2), who have won 12 straight games against their oldest rival dating to Jan. 18, 2014.William Nylander scored for the Maple Leafs (8-7-3), who were coming off a pair of home wins in which they totaled 12 goals.Montreal fired 29 shots at Frederik Andersen.Byron was on the doorstep to jam the rebound of Shea Webers shot past Andersen at 15:45 of the first period. It was the diminutive wingers seventh goal this season, only four shy of his career high.The Canadiens were 5 seconds into a power play when Galchenyuk also got his seventh of the season. He won a faceoff back to Weber, who slid the puck to Alexander Radulov on the right wing for a perfect feed in front. Galchenyuk, the teams scoring leader, put the puck into an open side 32 seconds into the second.Toronto struck back on the man advantage at 8:47 on an equally sweet three-way passing play, this time in tight traffic as the puck went from Auston Matthews to Leo Komarov to Nylander alone on the right side for his sixth of the season.It was the second meeting this season between the rivals. The Canadiens also won 2-1 at home on Oct. 29. Their next two matchups are in Toronto on Jan. 7 and Feb. 25.Game notes Radulov was back in the lineup after missing two games with an illness. ... Canadiens captain Max Pacioretty played his 500th NHL game. ... Martin Marincin, Peter Holland and Frank Corrado were scratched for Toronto, while Montreal sat Daniel Carr and Greg Pateryn.UP NEXTMaple Leafs: Host the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday night.Canadiens: Host the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday night. Buster Posey Jersey . At a Manhattan federal court hearing, attorney Jordan Siev said his law office has gotten more evidence nearly every day to support its lawsuit accusing MLB and Selig of going on a "witch hunt" to ruin Rodriguezs reputation and career. He said the defendants went "way over the line. Matt Moore Jersey .05 million next season unless Graham and the Saints subsequently agree on a long-term deal. The designation was released Monday after the deadline passed for NFL teams to use franchise or transition tags on players becoming free agents. http://www.authenticmlbshopgiants.com/authentic-jeff-samardzija-giants-jersey/ . "I dont know that were close," said general manager Alex Anthopoulos. "I just think, right now, the acquisition cost just doesnt work for us right now. I dont know if I can quantify how far off or things like that that they might be but I would say we continue to have dialogue. When one is writing for any publication, it is best to try and avoid too much emotion. Though your passions are central to any good writing, if you wear your colours too openly, you are prone to being sideswiped by accusations of bias and prejudice. After a few harrowing experiences with cyber mobs, I have generally tried to hide any agenda behind data and evidence.But the person I am writing about here is somebody I have opposed quite vocally, and so it seems futile to try to pretend I am being objective here. With that disclaimer in place, let us examine the news that the former Pakistan captain and opener, Salman Butt, is expected to be included in the upcoming ODI series against West Indies.My issue with Butt isnt limited to the fact that the spot-fixing scandal tainted him. While the act was extremely contemptible and shameful, over the last few years I have consistently argued for allowing the three disgraced cricketers to return to playing the sport at any level once their bans were served. In my opinion, if you dont wish to see them back, then your issue is with the laws and not the players themselves.The reason I dont particularly like Butt has been because of his attitude since the scandal. While Mohammad Asif displayed indifference and Mohammad Amir remorse, Butt showed defiance. Now I am not going to argue whether any of these reactions were sincere, and indeed, I expect they were carefully created reactions rather than heartfelt ones. What I am talking about here is the chosen response.For several years, even as his lawyers were accepting his guilt, Butt acted as if he was the victim of a vast conspiracy and someone who was completely innocent. He showed up at political rallies against corruption, attended conventions on accountability at elite universities, and appeared on talk shows where he seemed to stop just short of blaming the Illuminati for conspiring against him. In a country that is never short of conspiracy theories, Butt played out a remarkable narrative where five years in, it left many wondering if indeed he was just some pawn in a massive game.But that is not a reason to oppose his return to the team. That is a decision that should be taken purely on cricketing grounds, and in that sense, Butt has made some sort of a claim. In his first List A tournament since returning, he was the second-highest scorer, averaging over 100 in seven games, with a century and four fifties. He was then selected in the more elite Pakistan Cup, based on five teams. Butt passed 50 once, and averaged 27. His latest outing has been in the recently concluded National T20 cup, where he averaged over 70 with four fifties, once again ending up the second-highest scorer behind an Akmal.For his supporters, such numbers surely merit a return to the side, but there are a couple of caveats. In the two tournaments that Butt has done well in, the bowling stocks were fairly weak, with few internationals playing. Butt did much worse in the higher-quality Lisst A tournament. Bruce Bochy Jersey. More importantly, his strike rate has been worryingly poor throughout. In his first tournament, he and Shan Masood stood out among the top ten batsmen for their strike rates, around 75, with the rest all at 85 and above. In the Pakistan Cup, Butts strike rate of 65 was worse than those of his team-mates Masood and Asad Shafiq, both of whom are known for batting relatively sedately. In the National T20, his brilliant average came at a strike rate of 102, which was an aberration among the top batsmen. His semi-final knock displayed this trait best - he scored 55, yet took 55 balls to do so. In charitable terms, it could be said that his approach is obsolete in modern batting. In cynical terms, it could be said that he is selfishly putting together runs to get back into the national side.Now it might be harsh to judge a player returning after five years this way, and more appropriate to focus on his successes, but given that Butt might be poised to return to national duty, it is important to consider what he brings to the table. As an opener, he is contesting for one of two spots, given that the other is taken by the incumbent captain, Azhar Ali.Azhar has had a major impact on the top spot, and his personal record is among the worlds best. And though he has played with ten different partners, over the last year Pakistans opening partnership has put on more runs than that of any team bar England, at an average better than Australias and South Africas. But Azhars strike rate is still below international standards, and unlike other options such as Sarfraz Ahmed or Sharjeel Khan, Butt will definitely be the slower partner of the two. Bringing him in as an opener feels both unfair as well as a step back in terms of ignoring younger options.Pakistans real problem lies in the middle order, where their partnership numbers are just about respectable in terms of the average, but their run rates are closer to those of Associate sides. Once again, Butt cant quite be expected to provide the answers here, even when accounting for the fact that if he were to play here, he would be batting in unfamiliar positions.Given all that, it doesnt make sense to turn to someone like Butt in the white-ball side, at least at the moment. While even a critic like myself cant deny the sheer weight of his runs, it would be foolish to imagine that strike rates dont matter in the modern game. Moreover, with Pakistan struggling to qualify for the next World Cup, picking a player like Butt feels like giving up. Given that Pakistans coach, Mickey Arthur, recently criticised his ODI side for playing 90s-era cricket, its quite puzzling that Butts sub-75 strike rate is being viewed as an option. Of course, he still might be able to convert his style to a more modern pace, but he hasnt given any indications of doing so at the moment. 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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IndyCar fans have grown accustomed to a six- or seven-month offseason with little or no activity until Dale Coyne Racing announces its drivers a week or two before the first race of the new year. Custom Washington Capitals Jerseys .Not this time around. Since Simon Pagenaud wrapped up the 2016 IndyCar Series title at Sonoma Raceway on Sept. 18, he gained a new teammate at Penske Racing in the form of Josef Newgarden, Chip Ganassi Racing revealed it will switch camps from Chevrolet to Honda, with Tony Kanaan retained to remain in Ganassis No. 10 car for another season.Meanwhile, Indianapolis 500 champion Alexander Rossi decided to remain in IndyCars rather than jump back to Formula One, and A.J. Foyt Racing has all but confirmed that it will jump from Honda to Chevy.Heck, last-minute master Coyne even tabbed one of his future drivers months in advance, with former IndyCar champion Sebastien Bourdais set to rejoin. And lets not forget about the successful run James Hinchcliffe is having with partner Sharna Burgess on Dancing With The Stars ...The new IndyCar season doesnt start until March 12, but theres plenty to digest between now and then. Hes a breakdown of what we know so far:Newgarden to Penske: Barely a week into his Penske career, the 25-year-old has already tested for his new team at Road America and Gateway International Raceway, and hes settling in nicely. Some folks worry that having the IndyCar Series brightest young star join the sports most successful team is another case of the rich getting richer. But it took the highly rated Pagenaud a full year to become comfortable and take full advantage of the resources at his disposal, rewarding the patience of Roger Penske and team manager Tim Cindric.I talked to him [Newgarden], and he was pretty happy with the car over at St. Louis, Penske told ESPN.com. All in all its going pretty good.Penske rarely selects youth over experience, but with five full-time seasons already under his belt, Newgarden arrives at Penske as a young-but-seasoned veteran.I dont know if were trending younger, but hes a good guy and its great to have him on our team, Penske said. Overall its going to be a real strong team again next year.Ganassi to Honda: Roger Penske is a shareholder in Ilmor Engineering and the man who single-handedly brought Chevrolet back into Indy car racing. Chevrolet provides equal equipment to all of its teams, but even with all of Chip Ganassi Racings success (including 11 championships under CART or IndyCar sanction since 1996), any team is automatically going to be No. 2 in the Chevy pecking order behind Penske.CGR started the current chassis/and engine formula as a Honda team in 2012, winning a title with Scott Dixon in 2013, but switched to Chevrolet in 2014. Dixon stole another championship in 2015, but Chevrolets 2016 season was thoroughly dominated by Penske, with Penske taking 10 wins to Ganassis two.Even so, its somewhat shocking that Ganassi would switch back to Honda, given how poorly the Honda aero kit has fared over the last two years. But thats precisely the reason Honda needs Ganassi so badly, and with aero kit development frozen for 2017 until standardized body parts are rolled out a year later, Honda has the budget to recruit the top-line team and drivers that it badly needs.The feeling exists that Andretti Autosport and the other Honda teams have underperformed over the last couple of years; having Ganassi back in the fold could validate that theory very quickly and should bring competitive balance between manufacturers back to the series.In a behind-the scenes switch, former Ganassi engineer Eric Bretzman has joined the Andretti team in a technical director role.With Honda picking up Ganassis four cars, an existing team will probably switch to Chevrolet, with the Foyt team the most likely. Team boss Larry Foyt all but verified the move, putting Honda favorite Takuma Satos future with the team in jeopardy.None of us are happy, Larry Foyt told Indycar.com. A.J.s not happy, Im not happy, the crews arent happy, the drivers arent happy and certainly [sponsor] ABC Supply is not happy. We know we can do a lot better than this.There will be some changes coming and no doubt well be headed a different direction next year.Kanaan, Rossi return: Once the Honda news broke, Kanaan, a favorite of fans and sponsor NTT Data, was quickly confirmed to return to Ganassis No. 10 car. He was immediately whisked off to St. Louis at short notice for Ganassis first Honda test at Gateway, nearly having to cancel a long-planned appearance with the Boys and Girls Club of Wayne County (Indiana) until Dixon stepped in to help charter a private plane for his teammate.Kanaan, the most experienced driver in the field, will be 42 when he embarks on his 20th season in Indy cars. Hes always a factor at Indianapolis, where the Honda aero package was particularly strong in 2016, making him an early favorite for next years 500.Meanwhile, with no competitive seats open in Formula One, last years surprise Indy winner Rossi has opted to return to IndyCars. Hell continue to drive the No. 98 Honda for Bryan Herta Autosport in association with Andretti Autosport. Drivers for the fourth cars run by Ganassi and Andretti have not yet been determined.Bourdais back to Coyne: Sebastien Bourdais ran with Dale Coyne Racing on a part-time basis when he returned to IndyCars in 2011 after a few years away racing F1 and sports cars. After three years with KV Racing, which produced four wins, Bourdais returns to a Coyne team that continues to get more competitive every year. Justin Wilson, Mike Conway and Carlos Huerta all won races for DCR, and four-time Champ Car series champion Bourdais could put together the teams most serious championship challenge since Wilson finished sixth in the 2013 IndyCar Series standings.Joining Bourdais will be Craig Hampson, his race engineer during his successful run at Newman-Haas Racing from 2003-07, along with Olivier Boisson, his more recent engineer at KV.Back in 2011, Dale was the one who gave me the opportunity to come back to IndyCar, and Im looking forward to a very exciting second stint with his team, stated Bourdais. Alex Ovechkin Jersey . - Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie never doubted he would bring back coach Dennis Allen for a third year despite back-to-back 4-12 records. Jaromir Jagr Jersey .J. -- Marty Brodeur beat the Pittsburgh Penguins yet again. http://www.thecapitalshockeystore.com/Capitals-Brooks-Orpik-Adidas-Jersey/ .J. -- Seven games into a disappointing season, New York Giants defensive catalyst Jason Pierre-Paul is getting the feeling hes back. Tampa Bay Lightning captain Steven Stamkos is leaving the teams current road trip to return to Tampa to have his injured right leg examined, the team confirmed Wednesday morning.The Lightning star left Tuesdays game in Detroit in the first period favoring his right leg after getting tangled up with Detroits Gustav Nyquist along the boards.Stamkos is scheduled to see the teams orthopedic doctor Wednesday afternoon. Several reports indicated Stamkos will undergo an MRI.According to reports from the Tampa Bay Times, Stamkos clutched the back of his right knee after the collision and stumbled as he made his way toward the Lightning locker room. He did not return and there was little in the way of updates from coach Jon Cooper after the Lightnings 4-3 victory.The teams current road trip includes stops in Buffalo, Philadelphia and Nashville before the Lightning return home for a game against Philadelphia on Wednesday. Ilya Samsonov Jersey. ?The Lightning captain was off to a tremendous start to the season. His first-period goal Tuesday gave him nine on the season, and his 20 points are tied for third among all NHL players.Stamkos missed all but one of Tampa Bays postseason games last spring with a blood clot issue. But after signing an eight-year contract extension that pays him $8.5 million annually to remain with the Lightning, Stamkos returned in full health and played for Canada at the World Cup of Hockey and then hit the ground running for the Lightning.Stamkos has collected points in seven of the past nine Lightning games, and Tampa Bay is tied for second in the Atlantic Division with Ottawa with a 10-6-1 record. 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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LOS ANGELES -- Corey Seager, Justin Turner and Adrian Gonzalez combined for eight hits and four RBI, and the Los Angeles Dodgers roughed up Madison Bumgarner again to beat the San Francisco Giants 9-5 on Tuesday night. Josh Jones Jersey .Rob Segedin and Andrew Toles each homered, and the banged-up Dodgers extended their NL West lead to two games on the same day they tied a major league record by placing their 27th player on the disabled list.Segedin and Toles homered for the second straight game after getting their first big league homers in a 19-8 win over Cincinnati on Monday.Segedins wife, Robin, is expected to give birth to the couples first child, a boy, at any time. Segedin started in right field on Tuesday and batted seventh. In the eighth inning, he was replaced in the outfield, ran to the dugout, got high-fives from his teammates and left for the hospital.Bumgarner (12-8) is 0-2 with a 5.63 ERA in three starts against the Dodgers this season. Gonzalez hit a two-run single to center with the bases loaded against Bumgarner in the fifth to break a tie.Kenley Jansen allowed a homer to Denard Span but still got his 36th save.Seager, an MVP and Rookie of the Year candidate, extended his hitting streak to 14 games by going 3 for 4 with a walk and three runs scored. Gonzalez extended his hitting streak to 16 games.The Dodgers and Giants still play eight more times this season, including the last three games of the regular season.Bumgarner allowed five earned runs and nine hits in five innings. He struck out seven, but the fifth inning was his demise. The Giants bullpen, which has struggled of late, allowed four runs.Dodgers starter Kenta Maeda (13-7) allowed three runs and six hits in five innings and issued a career-high four walks while striking out four. He threw 103 pitches and managed to work his way out of trouble, albeit with the help of his defense.With two outs in the fifth, he intentionally walked Brandon Crawford, then struck out Hunter Pence. He yelled and punched his glove before handing off to the bullpen.The Giants Angel Pagan extended his hitting streak to 19 games.KERSHAW IMPROVINGClayton Kershaw (back) threw a 41-pitch bullpen session on Tuesday and is pleased with his progress.(We were) simulating at-bats, sequences and not just throwing pitch after pitch, having a thought behind it, he said. Thats a good step. My arm feels good. I feel the ball is coming out OK. I think its time to see some hitters and make sure I can still get guys out.Kershaw will play catch the next two days and then is expected to throw a 60-pitch bullpen session. He should make at least one rehab start before he rejoins the Dodgers.TRAINERS ROOMGiants: Outfielder Gregor Blanco went on the disabled list with a right shoulder injury. His shoulder has been bothering him since May.Dodgers: LHPs Brett Anderson (blister on left index finger) and Scott Kazmir (neck, back) both went on the disabled list, pushing the teams season-long total to 27 players on the list. That ties the 2012 Boston Red Sox for the most in a season. ... Outfielder Andre Ethier (broken right tibia) is doing baseball activities like running and swinging a bat. Hes expected to be activated in September.ROSTER MOVESGiants: The Giants purchased the contract of OF Gorkys Hernandez and added him to the 40-man roster.Dodgers: RHP Josh Fields was optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma City. LHP Luis Avilan and RHP Ross Stripling were recalled from Oklahoma City.UP NEXTDodgers: LHP Rich Hill (9-3, 2.25) is scheduled to make his first start for Los Angeles on Wednesday after being acquired from Oakland in the deal that also gave them Josh Reddick on Aug. 1. Hill was on the disabled list with a blister on his left middle finger. The veteran last faced the Giants on Aug. 22, 2007 as a member of the Chicago Cubs.Giants: RHP Johnny Cueto (14-3, 2.90) will make his fourth start against the Dodgers this season. In the three previous games, Cueto has gone 2-0 with a 3.63 ERA. The Giants All-Star right-hander earned his first win of the second half in his last start against the Mets on Friday. Lane Taylor Jersey . It says Pocklingtons lawyer filed the appeal Friday in a California court. CTV Edmonton also says Pocklington gave a $100,000 cash deposit as part of the conditions of his bail, and that he will be out on bail until his appeal is heard. Geronimo Allison Jersey . Brad Jacobs and his Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., team took control of the game early. http://www.packersfansproshop.com/Packers+Clay+Matthews+Rush+Jersey.html?cat=1296 . But Bourque, who has missed three games with a lower-body injury, wont be in the lineup when the Habs travel to Buffalo to take on the Sabres on Wednesday. WASHINGTON -- The Washington Nationals are certainly thankful they have Max Scherzer, who will start on Saturday night against the Philadelphia Phillies.Starter Stephen Strasburg was pulled after 42 pitches on Wednesday and has a flexor mass strain.Another right-handed starter, Joe Ross, who made his big league debut in June, 2015, has been on the disabled list since July.If the Nationals make the playoffs Scherzer will certainly pitch the first game and the Nationals will most likely need to ride him a long way in October, especially if Strasburg does not return.You dont have to be big. You have to be flexible, Washington manager Dusty Baker said of Scherzer. Some guys are just blessed with that.Baker pointed to Nolan Ryan, who pitched into his 40s and had a good work ethic -- just like Scherzer.Nolan Ryan worked his butt off, Ryan said.The same can be said of Scherzer, who was signed by the Nationals prior to the 2015 season.His legs are good and his mind is strong, said Baker, in his first year with the Nationals.Baker has asked Scherzer to let rookie pitcher Lucas Giolito follow him around and pick his brain before games.Some of the Phillies have had little success against Scherzer, who threw two no-hitters last season.Ryan Howard is hitting .100 in 20 at-bats against Scherzer although Phillies manager Pete Mackanin said it is unlikely Howard starts Saturday. Ricky Jean-Francois Jersey. Maikel Franco (wrist), who did not start for the third day in a row Friday, is hitting .067 in 15 trips to the plate against Scherzer while Freddy Galvis is hitting .182 in 25 at-bats.Phillies manager Pete Mackanin said after Fridays game that he hopes Franco can play Saturday.Cesar Hernandez is hitting .238 in 21 at-bats against Scherzer, a native of St. Louis who won a Cy Young Award with the Detroit Tigers.The Phillies starter on Saturday will be Jerad Eickoff, who was one of three pitchers the Texas Rangers traded to Philadelphia in July, 2015 for veteran lefty Cole Hamels.Eickoff is 10-13, 3.86 this year in 28 starts and has 138 strikeouts while giving up 166 hits in 167 2/3 innings. He has won five of his last six starts.He is 0-1, 4.50 against the Nationals this year and 1-1, 3.46 in two starts in his career against Washington.Eickoff has held Daniel Murphy in check with one hit in nine at-bats. Bryce Harper has just one hit in six trips against him.He won his 10th game on Monday as he beat the Miami Marlins 6-2.Anytime you get double-digit wins, its a huge testament to what we as pitchers try to do, Eickhoff told reporters after that game. 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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