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ST. Ron Santo Cubs Jersey . LOUIS -- The NFLs Rams are gone, and attention in St. Louis now turns to soccer with an ownership group pursuing a Major League Soccer expansion team.The effort includes plans to build a $200 million stadium downtown that would require millions of dollars in public funding.The ownership group revealed Thursday is known as SC STL. Paul Edgerley, a partner at the investment firm VantEdge Partners, is lead owner and chairman. Among his partners is Dave Peacock, former president of Anheuser-Busch and a driving force behind the effort last year to build a $1 billion riverfront stadium for the Rams.The football stadium plan died when the NFL in January approved Rams owner Stan Kroenkes request to move the team to Los Angeles. Since the departure of football, efforts to secure an MLS team have escalated.The MLS is already adding two new teams to expand to 24 by the end of the decade, and eventually plans to add four more, league spokesman Dan Courtemanche said. St. Louis is among eight markets that have publicly expressed interest in the four additional expansion slots, Courtemanche said. A timetable for when those cities would join the league has not been determined.Commissioner Don Garber said in a statement that league officials have had very productive meetings with Edgerley and his partners.With its rich soccer heritage, St. Louis has always been a market of great interest to Major League Soccer and SC STL is the ideal ownership group that will provide St. Louis the best opportunity for a future expansion team, Garber said.The open-air stadium would have 20,000 seats with the ability to expand to 28,500. It would sit next to St. Louis Union Station and encompass about 24 acres on land near Interstate 64 currently owned by the Missouri Department of Transportation. The city has an option to buy the site, but the value is still being appraised.SC STL said it would fund much of the stadium construction cost, but St. Louis voters in April would be asked to fund a significant share, up to $80 million, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Specific details on the public portion are still being worked out, but the spokesman for the ownership group, Jim Woodcock, said the stadium will only be built if the league approves a St. Louis team.Getting it on the ballot is no sure thing. Though the NFL plan was eventually approved by city aldermen, the debate was often contentious. Alderman Sam Moore said at one meeting that some residents live in Third World conditions while taxpayers were paying for stadiums. Messages left for Moore on Friday were not immediately returned.The ownership group said it also will work with the state for financial assistance related to site development and infrastructure.The stadium would be within about a mile of two other downtown sports venues -- baseballs Busch Stadium and the Scottrade Center, home of the NHLs Blues. Jon Lester Jersey .C. - The Carolina Hurricanes have placed backup goalie Anton Khudobin on injured reserve with an unspecified lower-body injury. John Lackey Cubs Jersey . No. 13-seeded John Isner and No. 21 Philipp Kohlschreiber were among six players who dropped out of the tournament on Tuesday, joining No. 12 seed Tommy Haas and two other players who withdrew on Monday. http://www.cubsauthorityshop.com/t-shirts/ . The Clippers were angry about blowing a big lead; the Kings didnt like being in that kind of hole and nearly digging themselves out only to lose.SSP Chawrasia held his nerve down the final hole to win the Hero Indian Open for the first time after four times finishing as runner-up. The home favourite was involved in a battle with compatriot Anirban Lahiri, the defending champion, for most of the final round but the tournament was not decided until the 72nd hole in New Delhi.Chawrasia struggled for much of Sunday, dropping shots at the sixth and 10th, and he was quickly caught by playing partner Lahiri, who got off to a flying start by carding birdies at the first three holes. But Lahiri stumbled at the ninth and he was only able to make up that dropped shot at the long 14th to get back within a shot of the leader, who had birdied the 13th to return to level-par for the round. Hero Indian Open Final round scores and positions Chawrasia scrambled well to make pars at the 15th, 16th and 17th and, with Lahiri unable to better those scores, he took a single stroke advantage on to the tee at the par-five closing hole.The 37-year-old, twice a winner of co-sanctioned European Tour events, found the fairway with his drive but hooked his second, which took a slightly fortuitous bounce into the light rough. Chawrasia made up for losing in a play-off last year to win the Indian Open Lahiri missedd the green with his approach and Chawrasia produced a superb pitch to within five feet, his playing partner giving him a round of applause, such was the quality of the shot. Fergie Jenkins Jersey. Lahiri missed his birdie putt to hand the title to Chawrasia, who holed for birdie to make the final winning margin two shots over Lahiri and Koreas Jeunghun Wang.I was a four-time runner-up in this event and I was thinking for a very long time, I have to win this tournament, Chawrasia told Sky Sports. Thats my dream and I got it. Defending champion Anirban Lahiri had a frustrating day after starting with three successive birdies Wang produced one of the rounds of the day to move up three spots, his 68 including four birdies, but he was unable to make the most of a very lucky bounce on the last, where his second shot bounced into the fairway after appearing to be heading into the jungle.Fourth place was a tie between Brazils Adilson da Silva and Angelo Que of the Philippines, who made the biggest move on Sunday thanks to a round of 65 that included seven birdies.But it was another disappointing day for Australian Terry Pilkadaris, the halfway leader, who closed with a four-over round of 76 to finish six strokes off the pace. Also See: WATCH: Woods Bay Hill glory WATCH: Golfers top 3s WATCH: The social media strain Bay Hill leaderboard 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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Liverpool lost ground in the title race with a 2-2 draw at home to West Ham on Sunday. 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A welcome batsman is a sleeping batsman, because that scenario is the stuff of dreams.In a week where public introspection threatened but never quite manifested, it wasnt just at home that our cricketing philosophy was under the microscope. Earlier in the week, Kepler Wessels, the former South Africa captain who also played for Australia, derided the embarrassing and totally ineffective sledging of the Australian players as they eventually slumped to a 5-0 whitewash against South Africa.Speaking on the same issue 24 hours later, in-vogue Australian batting coach Trent Woodhill said, We need to get away from this mentality of weve all played the game, youve got to be tougher, youve got to be harder, youve got be noisier, youve got to be louder, because its basically bullshit.In an increasingly saturated game, where contests feel automated and matches blend into one another, Woodhills point, sacrilegious as it is, has the ring of truth. But can Australians divorce themselves from their deep-seated cultural attachment to noise and hardness?Perhaps more important is whether wed even be willing to. Hostility is celebrated in our cricketing culture, and those who can demonstrate it best are revered for it, in the main. The views of Wessels and Woodhill swim against an Australian tide that protects the divine right to intimidate like fanatical Americans do their guns. Its who we are, weve always been this way, and were proud of it. Despite Woodhills argument that its not even advantageous to winning, one feels that any attempt to change those attitudes would be regarded as soft, and as a result, unthinkable.If we were willing to engage in some introspection, our view of bouncers may be a good place to start. Lets be honest about them: beyond the odd occasion where they are legitimately deployed as a defensive tactic against rampant batsmen, bouncers in cricket are like fights in footy. For most, there is a visceral pleasure in watching seasoned athletes put every part of their bodies at risk for sporting success. Or when it comes to fights, some kind of mascculine honour. Ben Scrivens Oilers Jersey. We know its wrong but it feels so right.Australians watched Mitchell Johnson against England in 2013 with an almost primal satisfaction. The blood-curdling fear of the English batsmen released a spiritual type of pleasure, because this was as Aussie as Aussie could get. But its worth asking: are there any other ball sports that legally permit opposition engagement with the head? Even in that sport notorious for attacking the head, rugby league, the laws at least attempt to prevent it.To ask questions of our relationship to hostile cricket isnt to call for radical change, if any. But our automatic dismissal of the mere possibility that there might be something to learn from this weeks conversations, both home and abroad, says more about us than the event itself.The cricket world watched as the NSW Coroners Court held an inquest into Phillip Hughes death. Concerned about unfair blame and the creation of witch hunts, the Australian public rallied behind the players involved, understandably so. While the court pondered the events of the day, the court of public opinion reached its decision quickly and emphatically: This was a freak accident. No one is to blame. Sledging and intimidation are part of the game. Only harm can come from this, we chorused.While there may be something darkly instructive about the certitude of our response, it is - more than anything - a raw expression of sympathy for the players involved. But there were some uncomfortable truths at play too, and the almost knee-jerk refusal to engage in collective reflection about what happened on the field that day is revealing.Because if ever there was an event significant enough to warrant simple introspection about the way we play cricket in Australia, then surely this was it.Of course, nobody wanted what happened at the SCG to happen, and blame is not the point; thats undisputed. But there is a sense that we have missed an opportunity to think with some depth about the impact of Hughes death on our cricketing philosophy.Because while the inquest was importantly about a young mans life and the moments before and after the incident, the examination may have initiated important contemplation about the game more broadly. The main questions may have become: How important is hostile cricket to us? How proud of our intimidatory approach should we really be?If, like most, your conclusion is very, then thats fine. 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RIO DE JANEIRO -- After all the bad blood, all the debate over Yulia Efimova being allowed to swim at the Olympics, Lilly King was the one wearing gold. Erick Aybar Padres Jersey .The American won the 100-meter breaststroke on Monday night, holding off the reigning world champion from Russia in what some will surely call a victory of clean athletes over the dopers.Efimova arrived in Rio as one of the symbols of the massive Russian doping scandal, an athlete who had already served a 16-month suspension and tested positive again this year for the now-banned substance meldonium.Efimova was initially banned from the Olympics, but that decision was overturned on appeal. King took umbrage at Efimovas finger wag during the semifinals and said she intended to compete clean for the U.S.After staring down Efimova in the ready room and giving her a look of disdain on deck, King led all the way to take the gold with a time of 1 minute, 4.93 seconds.Efimova, who heard a round of boos and a few cheers during the introductions, settled for the silver in 1:05.50. The bronze went to another American, Katie Meili.I really dont know how I even reached the final ... it would have really been the end of a fairytale, a horrible dream, if Id won gold, Efimova said after the race, her face red from crying. But that was all I could do right now.King didnt acknowledge Efimova during a raucous victory celebration. Finally, as the two were picking up their credentials at the side of the deck, King gave her rival a quick pat on the shoulder.It just proves you can compete clean and still come out on top with all the hard work you put in behind the scenes, behind the meet, at practice and weight sessions, King said. There is a way to become the best and do it the right way.Kings victory was part of another big night for the Americans, who also extended their domination in the mens 100 backstroke with Ryan Murphys victory and picked up six medals in all.But it was another stunning disappointment for Missy Franklin, the darling of the London Games. She failed to qualify for the final of the 200 freestyle, extending a mystifying loss of form since turning pro last summer.Hungarys Katinka Hosszu became the first two-time gold medalist at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium, adding the womens 100 backstroke title to her world-record victory in the 400 individual medley.In another result sure to stir the doping debate, Chinas Sun Yang captured gold in the mens 200 free. Two years ago, he served a three-month suspension for taking a banned stimulant.Murphy gave the Americans their sixth straight gold medal in his event, rallying on the return lap to win in 51.97. The Americans last loss in the 100 back came at the 1992 Barcelona Games.Australias Mitch Larkin set the early pace but couldnt hold on. Chinas Xu Jiayu surged to the silver, while another American, David Plummer, stretched for the bronze -- just three-hundredths of a second ahead of a fading Larkin.It was quite a moment for Plummer, who finally made his first Olympic team at age 30. Now, hes got his first medal.Hosszu, known as the Iron Lady for her grueling schedule, took the womens back in 58.45. Kathleen Baker of the United States settled for the silver, while Canadas Kylie Masse and Chinas Yuanhui Fu tied for the bronze.Hosszu sat up on the lane rope and made a heart sign in the direction of her coach and husband, Shane Tusup.Yang rallied from his customarily slow start to pass South Africas Chas le Clos and hold off American Conor Dwyer, touching the wall in 1:44.65.Le Clos, who recently announced that that both of his parents are battling cancer, went out with a totally different strategy. He built a body-length lead over the entire field and tried to hang on. It nearly worked.Yang surged to the front, but Le Clos managed to grab the silver. The bronze went to Dwyer.Franklin finished last in her semifinal heat with only the 13th-fastest time among 16 swimmers. She touched in 1:57.56, which was actually slower than her time in the afternoon preliminaries.As a bubbly, 17-year-old high schooler, Franklin won four golds and a bronze at the London Games. But shes endured a mystifying loss of form since turning pro last summer, struggling just to qualify for two individual events and a relay at the U.S. trials.In 2012, Franklin competed in seven Olympic events.Now, all shes got left is the 200 backstroke and a likely spot on the 4x200 free relay team.---Follow Paul Newberry on Twitter at www.twitter.com/pnewberry1963 . His work can be found at http://bigstory.ap.org/content/paul-newberry . Cory Spangenberg Jersey .C. -- Glenn Howard needed an extra end to move into the Masters Grand Slam of Curling final. Cory Spangenberg Padres Jersey . 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BLACKSBURG, Va. Joe Mullen Adidas Jersey . -- Virginia Tech coach Justin Fuente downplayed any personal satisfaction derived from his teams season-opening performance, but needless to say, he enjoyed most of what he witnessed in his debut as the Hokies head coach.Virginia Tech quarterback Jerod Evans threw for 221 yards and four touchdowns to lead the Hokies to a 36-13 season-opening victory over Liberty on Saturday, handing Fuente his first victory.Fuente, who spent the previous four seasons at Memphis, took over in January for Frank Beamer, who retired after 29 years as Virginia Techs head coach.The atmosphere here is fantastic, Fuente said. Its what college football is all about. People at Virginia Tech take a lot of pride in the game-day atmosphere, and they should. It was incredibleMy thought process coming into the game was how would our kids handle this? How do they respond when things dont go well. There were some times when things were kind of ugly looking, but I liked the way our kids dug in there and plowed away. The atmosphere was fantastic and Im pleased with the way the kids responded to adversity.Fuentes decision last week to name Evans the starting quarterback certainly looked like a good move after Evans completed 20 of 32 passes. He threw touchdown passes on the Hokies last two possessions of the first half to help Virginia Tech rally from a 13-10 deficit.It was a great feeling, Evans said. Its been nine months of hard work. We finally got to showcase what weve been working on for nine long months. We had some mistakes, for sure. I know on my part I had a lot of mistakes that I am going to clean up, but it was exciting.Evans, who won a three-man battle for the job, played less than three quarters. Fuente pulled him after he fumbled on an option pitch -- his second fumble of the game.Some good and some bad would be my first impression, Fuente said of his quarterback. We need to take care of the football. He made some good plays in the passing game. My gut reaction is some good and some bad.Liberty amassed just 160 yards of offense, scoring all of its points off of Virginia Tech turnovers. The Hokies lost four fumbles.They made more plays than we did, but well bounce back, Liberty coach Turner Gill said. We will be a better football team from this ball game.THE TAKEAWAYLIBERTY: Liberty quarterback Stephon Masha got off to a rough start in his attempt to replace Josh Woodrum, a four-year starter. Masha completed 9 of 25 for 70 yards and two interceptions. It was a sloppy debut overall for Liberty, which committed 13 penalties, including eight false-start penalties.VIRGINIA TECH: The Hokies defense struggled with consistency a year ago, but looked good Saturday. Virginia Tech, which intercepted just 10 passes last season, had three, marking the 41st time under defensive coordinator Bud Foster that the Hokies have intercepted at least three passes in a game. Theyre 38-3 in those games.It was a good starting point for us today, Foster said. I was pleased with how we played. We didnt give up any explosive plays. All in all, I thought we did a nice job in some sudden-change situations and on third down. I think they had 11 turnovers last year, so that (forcing the turnovers) was big.UP NEXTLIBERTY: The Flames will serve as hosts to Jacksonville next Saturday in Libertys home opener. The game will be Libertys first against an opponent from the Pioneer Football League.VIRGINIA TECH: The Hokies now get ready to take on Tennessee at Bristol Motor Speedway next Saturday night in a game that could set college footballs single-game attendance mark. The two teams havent met in the regular season since 1937. Bryan Rust Adidas Jersey . 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Adam Blair says he can never thank Brisbane coach Wayne Bennett enough for reviving his career following his nightmare spell at the Wests Tigers.The New Zealand forward will play a key role for his country against Australia on Sunday in the Four Nations final and feels hes playing as well as he did during his time at Melbourne.It was at the Storm that Blair became one of the most punishing back-rowers in the NRL and it earned him a big-money move to the Tigers in 2012 on a three-year deal reported to be worth $500,000 a season.However, he and his wife Jess and young son Harlem struggled to settle in Sydney.A combination of being played out of position in the front row, a loss of form and being labelled an expensive bust by the media made him lose his love of the game and his place in the New Zealand team for the 2013 World Cup.We made the move and it tested each others character but to be honest it made us stronger, Blair told AAP.We had no family down there so it was just me, my wife and my little one.There was a lot of media focus and atttention and I guess pressure on me - it was an eye opener. 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AUBURN, Ala. Mike Trout Jersey . -- Gus Malzahn was ready to try anything to get a win for his Auburn Tigers.Malzahn relinquished offensive play-calling duties. Following his daughters advice, he traded his usual game-day visor for a cap. And then, when the clock expired and LSU players were celebrating an apparent last-second win, the Auburn coach put all his faith in a ruling he couldnt control.Daniel Carlson kicked six field goals and Auburn beat No. 18 LSU 18-13 on Saturday night after officials ruled Danny Etlings apparent last-gasp scoring pass came after time expired.Malzahn said he knew there were only zeroes on the clock before the snap to Etling.I was pretty confident time had expired, Malzahn said. It was just a matter of going to the booth and confirming it.Etling rolled to his right and found D.J. Shark in the back of the end zone on a 15-yard pass, setting off a short-lived celebration by LSU players.I dont know if Ive ever come as close to winning a game and finishing second as today, LSU coach Les Miles said.LSU center Ethan Pocic said he it was unbelievable to briefly believe his team won.One second you do but then one second you dont, but thats college football, Pocic said.The celebration shifted to the Auburn sideline and the similarly dramatic turn in emotions.It was terrifying, just knowing as an athlete, theres nothing you can do about it, said running back Kerryon Johnson, who led Auburn with 93 yards rushing. ... Just to see the clock run out and know its over officially made me feel great.It was an important for Auburn (2-2, 1-1 Southeastern Conference) and Malzahn, who faced increased criticism following losses to Top 25 teams Clemson and Texas A&M.I think it will give us some momentum moving forward, Malzahn said.Malzahn gave play-calling responsibility to offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee and said Lashlee will retain the role even after Auburn was held without a touchdown.An illegal shift penalty against LSU (2-2, 1-1) left the Tigers with a fourth-down play from the 15. There was only 1 second on the clock before officials huddled. Miles said officials said they were adding 3 seconds to the clock.We knew the referee was not going to blow a whistle, Miles said. He was going to raise a hand and drop it and the clock was going to start. 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Tottenham have told Sky Sports News HQ they were always aware of head coach Mauricio Pochettinos meeting with Sir Alex Ferguson, and have no issues with it. Chris Tillman Orioles Jersey . Former Manchester United manager Ferguson, who remains an ambassador for the club, was pictured meeting Pochettino and his assistant Jesus Perez for lunch in London on Tuesday.Doubts over the future of current United boss Louis van Gaal have led to reports of interest in Pochettino and inevitable worry from Spurs supporters on social media, despite the Argentine having declared he has a verbal agreement to sign a new five-year contract at Tottenham. Jesus Perez, Spurs assistant manager (far right), also attended the lunch But it is understood Pochettino and Ferguson know each other from League Managers Association dinners and have spoken publicly of their mutual respect and admiration as top managers and coaches in the game.They had long agreed to meet for lunch at some stage and their schedules worked out on Tuesday, due to Fergusons intention to be at the final game at the Boleyn Ground - which turned out to be a United defeat to West Ham. Ferguson has previously praised Pochettinos work with Spurs It is understood Pochettino took Tottenham training in the morning, met Ferguson for lunch at Scotts restaurant in Mayfair and then returned to the club in the afternoon.Ferguson said of Pochettino in March: The manager has been fantastic. They have a bad record of managers, there is no doubt about that. They have had so many over the years.But this lad has composure. You never see him ruffled and the way his team play is a testimony to the work he is doing. Also See: What do the challengers need? Kane: Topping Arsenal important Man Utd top-four hopes rocked Will LVG keep his job? Custom Baltimore Orioles Jersey . -- Arizona raced out to a big lead and did not back off, hitting the accelerator instead. Dylan Bundy Orioles Jersey . Kuznetsov, who was selected by the Capitals in the first round of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, has been playing for his hometown team Chelyabinsk Traktor of the KHL. http://www.oriolesapparelsshop.com/jonathan-schoop-jersey-c-19/ . 10 VCU 85-67 on Thursday night at the Puerto Rico Tip-Off. The Seminoles (4-0) have scored at least 80 points in each of their games. RENTON, Wash. -- Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett (knee) and safety Kam Chancellor (groin) have been ruled out for Sundays matchup against the New Orleans Saints.And Bennett could be sidelined for longer than just this week.Were going to check him on Monday and see if theres something we can do for him, coach Pete Carroll said. His knee bothered him after the game coming out so were going to take care of him. Well look into seeing whats necessary next week.Carroll said the issue is related to cartilage in Bennetts right knee and added that surgery is a possibility.Bennett initially injured his knee in Week 6 against the Atlanta Falcons, but he played 81 snaps in Week 7 against the Arizona Cardinals. Carroll said the latest injury might be related to the issue that surfaced against the Falcons.There was a little something we found in the MRI, so were going to make sure we know what were doing and take good care of him, Carroll said.Bennett has been one of the Seahawks most disruptive defensive linemen with three sacks and a team-high four tackles forr loss this season. Manny Machado Jersey. Second-year player Frank Clark (4.5 sacks) will likely replace him.Chancellor will miss his third straight game with what Carroll called a substantial groin pull. Kelcie McCray will once again start at strong safety.On the offensive side of the ball, quarterback Russell Wilson (pectoral/knee) was taken off the injury report and will start.He threw every day this week, Carroll said. We kept it limited to make sure we didnt aggravate it. He threw well today so he is ready to go.Starting left tackle Bradley Sowell (sprained MCL) is questionable and will be evaluated on game day. Undrafted rookie free agent George Fant will take Sowells place if he cant play.Wide receiver Tyler Lockett is listed as questionable with a thigh injury, but he will play, Carroll said.And running back Thomas Rawls (fibula), who Carroll previously said had a chance to play in Week 9, is still a couple of weeks away from returning. 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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Plenty of misery stares Arsene Wenger and Arsenal in the face as he renews hostilities with Jose Mourinho on Saturday, this time at venerable Old Trafford against Manchester United in this early season crunch match of top-six teams in the Premier League table. Cheap Pernell McPhee Jersey .Wengers inability to defeat Mourinho at any point in his 20-year career at any venue in league and cup play continues to be the main storyline any time these two managers meet, and the pressure to end the spell ratchets higher as time passes. The incessant sniping between the two only adds to the drama, with Mourinho content to wear the black hat and antagonise the Frenchman seemingly to no end.Almost always, Mourinho is the first to add spice -- or vinegar depending on ones fan allegiances -- but hes also backed up all his pithiness with a 7-6-0 mark against Wenger.The one match he did lose, the 2015 Community Shield at Wembley Stadium, Mourinho made the defeat secondary by throwing his medal into the stands for a fan as he walked into the tunnel following the final whistle and claimed Arsenal lost their philosophy by playing that match in a defensive style similar to how he coached Chelsea.And after he took the Manchester United job this summer, he fired a not-so-subtle volley at Wenger, saying: There are some managers, the last time they won a title was 10 years ago, the last time I won was a year ago. If I have something to prove, imagine the others. To finish fourth is not the aim.For this match at least, Wenger is trying to downplay the animosity between the two and instead focusing on the fact Arsenal (7-3-1) -- fourth and trailing the other Manchester side on goal difference but only two points behind front-runners Liverpool -- have a chance to not only put more distance between themselves and United (5-3-3) but also keep themselves in the thick of the title race.Look, I dont think I have to describe our relationship, the manager said at his pre-match news conference Thursday. He will fight for his team and I will fight for my team and I think that is completely normal.You know, we didnt lose always. We have beaten them and there were many draws as well. I think I have won against every manager in the world during my 20 years here and I do not make this game a competition between two managers … I think I can understand that people want to create controversy, but its not that that makes the audience. What will make the audience is the quality of the game.Yet one can point to that quote with Wenger hanging onto that Community Shield win to claim Mourinho is still in his head. And its just not that Mourinho wins these matches, its the fact he completely flummoxes Wenger and Arsenal, one of the most flowing sides in all of Europe.The Gunners have only five goals in those 13 matches, failing to score on a Mourinho-coached team in a league or cup match since Gilberto Silva converted a penalty kick in the 43rd minute of a 1-1 draw on May 6, 2007, a span of 587 minutes.To take it one step further, that drought extends to 708 minutes in the run of play while Mourinho has been on the touchline, dating to Theo Walcotts goal in the 12th minute of the 2007 League Cup final, a match Chelsea rallied to win 2-1.And as the 14th clash between Mourinho and Wenger dominates the storylines while Arsenal look to extend their unbeaten streak in all competitions to 17 matches (12-4-0), there is also the matter of overcoming their struggles at Old Trafford.The Gunners woes there extend back to Mourinhos predecessors Sir Alex Ferguson, David Moyes and the man he replaced, Louis Van Gaal. The lone win in their last 10 trips (1-2-7) was a 2-1 victory in the 2015 FA Cup quarterfinals, and Arsenal have been outscored 20-8 in those nine league matches. The streak is highlighted by Uniteds 8-2 thumping on Aug. 28, 2011.Wenger will have almost all of his first-choice players available except for right back Hector Bellerin, who is expected to miss a month due to a knee injury suffered in the north London derby versus Tottenham Hotspur. There was worry striker Alexis Sanchez would not be available after picking up a leg injury in training for Chile, but the teams joint-leading scorer with eight goals put that to rest by bagging a brace in a World Cup qualifier win over Uruguay on Tuesday.I think were even more determined to achieve something and win the Premier League, but you have to take it slow, said Sanchez, who has two goals in five lifetime matches versus the Red Devils. We have a great team, our ambitions are high and we want to win the league.Wengers top two options to replace Bellerin on the backline are Mathieu Debuchy and Carl Jenkinson, though Debuchy has yet to appear in a match this season and Jenkinson has played just two games. Danny Welbeck, who scored the FA Cup winner against his former team, is sidelined with a long-term injury.Amazingly, Mourinho does not have a stranglehold on the Manchester United storylines. Captain Wayne Rooney, a forgotten figure of sorts having started just once in the clubs last six matches, made headlines for all the wrong reasons this week when tabloids splashed front-page pictures of him appearing inebriated at a wedding reception being held at the national teams hotel following Englands World Cup qualifier win over Scotland.Rooney opted to stay at the teams headquarters rather than venture out with teammates, but the pictures showed he had a good time all the same. He released a statement saying he apologised to both the England FA and interim manager Gareth Southgate -- soon expected to be named the full-time boss of the Three Lions -- but the incident puts more scrutiny on whether the 31-year-old Rooneys days with the national team are numbered both as captain and even as a player.Yet there could be a spot Saturday for Rooney, who has 13 goals and five assists in 30 lifetime matches versus Arsenal, because Zlatan Ibrahimovic is suspended due to a yellow card accumulation. And this match seemed tailor-made for Ibrahimovic, the teams leading scorer with seven goals in all competitions, given how he relishes both the spotlight and the villains role in these high-profile matches.Im sorry I am suspended, the Swedish forward told MUTV. I wish I wasnt as its a game I really wanted to play in. But I have trust in my teammates and the team. I know they can do fine without me.Mourinhos other options are the kiddie corps of Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial. Rashford, of course, burst onto the scene in last seasons fixture at Old Trafford -- scoring two goals in a three-minute span of the first half to power Manchester United to a 3-2 victory.The Red Devils have not won back-to-back games since three victories on the trot at the end of September, and given how this seasons race appears to be more traditional in that all six perennial Premier League sides and neighbours Manchester City occupy the top seven spots in the table, this is shaping up to be a contest United must pick up points to maintain their European aspirations.The team is eager to find a good streak and after defeating Swansea we are looking forward to playing Arsenal at the weekend, midfielder Juan Mata wrote on his blog. The top end of the Premier League table is very tight and we are going to work hard to keep a good streak and approach those top spots.This will be the 224th meeting between the sides in a rivalry that dates back to 1894. United hold the upper hand with 94 victories to Arsenals 80, and the teams have split the points on 49 occasions. Cheap Chicago Bears Jerseys . After slipping from the summit during the week, the Gunners overcame struggling Crystal Palace 2-0 on Sunday thanks to Alex Oxlade-Chamberlains second-half brace. Cheap Bears Jerseys China . -- In a span of seven Washington Redskins offensive plays, Justin Tuck sacked Robert Griffin III four times. http://www.cheapbearsjerseyselite.com/ . Peter Holland and Brad Staubitz were sent to Toronto on Saturday as the Maple Leafs traded defenceman Jesse Blacker and draft picks to the Anaheim Ducks. COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Pittsburgh was so darn good in the first half, coach Kevin Stallings found it easy to forgive his players misdeeds over the final 20 minutes.Jamel Artis scored 15 of his 22 points before halftime, and the Panthers held off previously unbeaten Maryland 73-59 Tuesday night in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.The Panthers (6-1) shot 67 percent from the floor in the first half, including 5 for 10 beyond the arc, and used a 25-4 run to build a 46-25 lead at the break.I thought our team played about as well in the first half as weve played on both ends, Stallings said. We were alert and active.It was 51-26 with 15:45 remaining before Maryland (7-1) closed to 63-55 with three minutes left, in part because Pittsburgh shot 26 percent in the second half.Coming off two come-from-behind wins in the Barclays Center Classic in New York, Maryland was vying for its first 8-0 start in 10 years.Instead, the Terrapins absorbed their worst home defeat since falling by 18 to Duke in February 2011.Though coach Mark Turgeon wouldnt cite fatigue as a factor, he was quick to point out that the Terrapins were coming off late games on Friday and Saturday.It was a good time to catch us, he said.Michael Young scored 25 and Cameron Johnson added 11 for Pittsburgh, which extended its winning streak to four despite being outscored 35-28 after halftime.Melo Trimble led Maryland with 13 points, but he missed 9 of 13 shots. The Terps shot 34 percent, committed 14 turnovers and were outrebounded 38-36.Trimble insisted that playing for the third time in five days had nothing to do with it.We like playing basketball; this is what we do, he said. I dont think fatigue was a factor; its just we couldnt hit shots and they played well.Pittsburgh led 26-20 before Artis made a 3-point play, a 3-pointer and a layup to spark a 14-0 spurt that made it a 20-point game.They kind of punched us in thhe mouth in the first half, Turgeon said. Cheap Bears Jerseys Authentic. Maryland, formerly of the ACC, is 0-3 in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge since 10 joining the Big Ten.THE TAKEAWAYPittsburgh: Despite the late fade, the Panthers proved they can play with some of the stronger teams in the country. This one erases some of the doubt created by a nine-point loss to SMU and a five-point win at home against Yale.Maryland: The Terps have put themselves in a seemingly insurmountable hole many times this season, and this was no exception. On this occasion, the deficit was simply too much to handle. Maryland cant afford these slow starts once Big Ten play begins.ZONED OUTPittsburghs zone defense was a factor in Maryland going 9 for 26 in the first half, including 4 for 16 from beyond the arc.It took away a lot of drives, Young said. They had to swing the ball around the perimeter.Asked if Marylands struggle against the zone could be a factor in the future, Turgeon replied, Please zone us. Were going to be great against the zone.FRIENDLY FOESStallings and Turgeon were assistant coaches under Roy Williams at Kansas from 1989-92. During that time, Williams made a comment that stuck with Stallings over the years and was very applicable on Tuesday night.He used to say that in the dictionary, the definition of fun was ... winning on the road, Stallings said. Its hard to win on the road. This was certainly fun for our guys. And fun for our staff. Nice to come here and beat a good team on the road in a good environment.UP NEXTPittsburgh faces local rival Duquesne on Friday night in The City Game, a tradition that started in 1932.Maryland hosts Oklahoma State (5-1) on Saturday night. The Cowboys are coming off a 27-point win over Georgetown, a team the Terrapins beat 76-75. 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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IRVINE, Calif. Air Max 2017 Pas Cher . -- Jared Goff draws most of the attention from Rams fans in training camp.But right now Case Keenum runs the offense.While Goff had a crowd of more than 2,000 fans groaning when he fumbled the snap from under center and cheering on a long touchdown pass to undrafted rookie wide receiver Nelson Spruce, Keenum steadily took the starters through the Rams first full practice in pads at UC Irvine on Tuesday.Thats what the Rams hoped would happen when selecting Keenum as the starter before organized team activities. That decision allowed the quarterback entering his fifth season in the NFL to oversee the offenses development in the spring and summer while giving the No. 1 overall draft pick Goff time to get settled.When Im at quarterback, Im running the show, Keenum said. Its my huddle, its my squad, its my offense and I am taking ownership of it.Keenums role was evident over the weekend when starting receivers Tavon Austin (cramps) and Kenny Britt (excused absence) were unavailable, leaving a group of largely unknown players available at the position.With rookie Pharoh Cooper held out because of a minor quadriceps injury, the Rams signed Austin Hill and David Richards on Tuesday, adding the pair of undrafted former Arizona standouts to a roster that now includes seven players in their first or second year as professionals.Britt is the lone receiver on the roster with more than five seasons of experience, while Austin and Brian Quick are the only Rams wideouts that were drafted in the first three rounds.Coach Jeff Fisher touted the groups potential, noting they would be hard to distinguish by switching jersey numbers.Theyre all tall and can make plays and elevate and make catches, Fisher said. Youre going to get to know them, especially in the preseason.Were trying to build up and down the depth chart because two days ago we were down two receivers and we had some new faces in there, Keenum said. It doesnt matter who you plug in at quarterback, it doesnt matter who you plug in at receiver, you are expected to produce.Statistical production was modest as Keenum started the final four games of the St. Louis Rams era, though he did throw three of the teams 11 total touchdown passes for the entire season during that stint.However, when combined with the output of running back Todd Gurley and a strong defense, it was enough for the Rams to win three games in that span.The same grinding style is expected whether Keenum or Goff starts the season opener. It could be even more necessary given the uncertainty at receiver.However, the focus will inevitably remain on Goff, prompting Fisher to joke that he would open every post-practice interview with a breakdown of the former California stars performance that day.And then well go on to other things. Hows that?, Fisher said.That quip didnt keep Fisher from noting Keenums seemingly overlooked role.He does all the little subtle things you need to do as a quarterback, Fisher said. He has had a great offseason.Said Keenum: Im doing my job.---AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and http://twitter.com/AP-NFL Air Max 2017 Femme Pas Cher .Y. -- Sabres forward Drew Stafford has witnessed plenty of turmoil during his eight seasons in Buffalo. Air Max 95 Homme Pas Cher . The team said Saturday that Lopez was hurt during its 121-120 overtime loss at Philadelphia on Friday. 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They still did a good job fighting them, but it wasnt the game that I thought it was after watching it.Surely they were impressed by Jones becoming just the sixth receiver in NFL history to post a 300-yard game.Whatever.Just going against a young secondary, Broncos safety Darian Stewart said. They have big-play players and so we just have to go out there and play our technique and just play our game. They didnt do anything different, its just other guys were (using) bad technique and allowing the big plays.Broncos coach Gary Kubiak wont disparage the Falcons, noting Ryan is thriving in his second year of Kyle Shanahans scheme. He leads the league with 1,473 passing yards and a QB rating of 126.3.Those numbers are real, I know that, Kubiak said.So are these figures from the past three weeks against Denvers defense:-Andrew Luck came in off a 385-yard passing performance and was held to 197 yards.-Andy Dalton was coming off consecutive 366-yard showings and was limited to 206 yards.-And Jameis Winston was fresh off a 405-yard game when he managed just 179 yards.In the week before facing Denver, those three QBs combined for 1,156 yards, eight TDs, one interception and five sacks. Against Denver, they managed 584 yards and one TD with four interceptions and 14 sacks.Weve played a lot of good offenses, Denver defensive coordinator Wade Phillips said. But this one might be the best.Bring it on, said Ward.We lick our chops every week. This is another opportunity to go out there and prove ourselves and put another performance on film, Ward said. It doesnt matter who we get week-to-week. We want to do our best so it doesnt matter whos coming in here.The Falcons first trip to Denver since 2014 is dripping with other subplots:QB CONUNDRUM: Emmanuel Sanders doesnt care if its Trevor Siemian or rookie Paxton Lynch throwing passes his way Sunday. Lynch had an impressive NFL ddebut in relief last week after Siemian bruised his left (non-throwing) shoulder on a sack at Tampa. Air Max 2017 Homme. You dont want to put too much emphasis on the quarterback position, said Sanders, pointing out all the young QBs with early season successes. Its about team and its about chemistry. Thats what its about.MUSICAL ARMS: Denver has won six straight regular-season games with four different QBs: Peyton Manning, Brock Osweiler, Siemian and Lynch. The previous team to do that was the 1986 Bears (Doug Flutie, Steve Fuller, Jim McMahon and Mike Tomczak).A great defense always helps, running back C.J. Anderson said, and then the 10 guys on offense doing their job to make the quarterbacks job easier. People say its a quarterback-driven league, and all our quarterbacks have played well with their opportunity. If we continue to do our job the way we know we can do it, it makes their job that much easier.LINEBACKER LIMBO: The Falcons have a long list of injuries at linebacker. Sean Weatherspoon went on IR with an Achilles injury from Atlantas 48-33 win over the Panthers and rookie Deion Jones left the game with a calf injury. Weatherspoon started against Carolina with rookie DeVondre Campbell (ankle) out along with Paul Worrilow (groin). LaRoy Reynolds, Phillip Wheeler and recently added A.J. Hawk could be called upon Sunday.MILLERS PROPS: Von Miller says two Falcons were instrumental in his career: 36-year-old defensive end Dwight Freeney and defensive coordinator Richard Smith, his former position coach in Denver. Miller called Smith really a catalyst in getting me going. ... 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OTTAWA, Ontario -- Guy Boucher trusted his instincts when selecting skaters for the shootout and it paid off for the Ottawa Senators. Nomar Mazara Rangers Jersey .The Senators head coach opted to go with defenseman Erik Karlsson and the captain scored the game winner to give Ottawa a 4-3 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday night to open the season with back-to-back wins.Sometimes its just small things and you follow a gut feeling, Boucher said. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesnt. Sometimes you look like a genius and sometimes you look like an idiot, this time I look like a genius.Despite some struggles through its first two games Ottawa is finding ways to win. The Senators had a great start on Saturday, struggled midway, but came back strong and feel they can build off the effort.I think it was a well-played game by both teams, Karlsson said. We did what we had to do even though they scored two in the third. It didnt set us back. We kept going and stuck to our game plan and we didnt let ourselves stray away from what we felt we had to do to have a chance to win this game.Tom Pyatt, Ryan Dzingel and Zack Smith scored for the Senators (2-0-0) in regulation and Craig Anderson had 21 saves.Jeff Petry scored twice and Artturi Lehkonen got his first NHL goal for the Canadiens. Al Montoya stopped 35 shots.Canadiens coach Michel Therrien was pleased with the overall effort, but falling behind early made things difficult.Our execution wasnt there at the start of the game, said Therrien. We made some adjustments in the second and it seemed to pay off.Pyatt tied the score 3-3 off a great pass from Dzingel to beat Montoya stick side with 2:33 remaining in the third period.Dzingel was impressive all night and was rewarded for his efforts, getting ice time in the overtime session.I think Im getting a little bit more confident and coach is playing me in bigger situations so just trying to grow my confidence and keep playing the way I do, Dzingel said. Im bringing pace and speed and thats all Im worrying about.Dzingel and Smith scored in the first period to put the Senators up 2-0 as they outshot the Canadiens 13-6 and had some solid work on the penalty kill.Dzingel opened the scoring at the 6-minute mark with a great personal effort as he picked up his own rebound and beat Montoya short side. Dennis Widemans point shot deflected in off Smiths skate with 4:10 left in the period.Petrys power-play goal with about 4 1/2 minutes left in the second got the Canadiens on the scoreboard. Lehkonen tied it at 2:50 of the third, grabbing a loose puck and sliding it through Andersons legs.Ottawa couldnt capitalize on a two-man advantage for 1:49 as they failed to create any real scoring chances and the game stayed tied.That 5-on-3 kill gave us a lot of strength, Lehkonen said. We found a way in the third period to bounce back and really fight for the win.Petrys second then put Montreal at the 9-minute mark as his shot from inside the blue line beat a screened Anderson.Game notes D Thomas Chabot and LW Matt Puempel were healthy scratches for the Senators for the second straight game. ... 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You stayed in your house to avoid the deep freeze just a short distance from the front door to the car.So fall is not to be wasted, and on Saturday afternoons Id watch the downtown fill with red -- red scarves and sweatshirts and jackets with the Huskers logo. So many people poured into Memorial Stadium on game day, they made it the third largest city in the state. All to watch the Huskers play football.Back then, I went to the most diverse high school in Nebraska in Lincoln High, and at the time, minority students made up less than 10 percent of the enrollment. Compared to the population of the city, the Huskers were a paragon of diversity, but you would never hear people talk about race when it came to football players.Nebraska was a football factory before the BCS money arrived. The young men who wore the uniform were football players first, and that was it. The team occupied a lofty space that was just a little bit closer to heaven and definitely above race -- and those boundaries were enforced by an authority structure that was predominantly white.When 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick first sat for the national anthem this season, the criticism came quick and hard like a flash flood over the prairie. The deluge didnt quiet him, and last week the ideas that Kaepernick now kneels for came to Nebraska when three Huskers, including Michael Rose-Ivey, knelt during the anthem. Nebraska has become more diverse, and so has my alma mater. Race and injustice is no longer a conversation limited to the Native American people we took the land from.Yet it was still something of a shock to see Ivey, standing at the podium in front of the big red N and discussing police injustice in black communities. He said someone told him that he and his two teammates should be lynched or shot for kneeling. He quoted from Martin Luther King. He discussed his own commitment to the idea of racial justice. He was informed and laid out the very real schism that exists in our country.Nebraska football gave him that platform.In the Nebraska that I grew up in, its hard to imagine how Ivey, or teammates Mohamed Barry and DaiShon Neal, would have kept their scholarships. Even one university regent reportedly told the the Lincoln Journal Star the players should be kicked off the team, although hes since walked that comment back.This has been real life in Lincoln and a lot of other college towns; critical thinking required of the college student is rooted out of the football player. Its a contradiction that has always made an oxymoron of football scholarship.My first published piece, a letter to the Lincoln Journal, criticized funds earmarked for a new practice facility instead of needed repairs to the library. What does a fan give up to root for a team, to turn over some measure of judgment in exchange for that community in focused pursuit? Its not without cost. As Nebraska put football first, defensive lineman Christian Peter was convicted four times of assaulting four women from 1991 to 1995 while playing for the Huskers.Nebraska was where I learned that games need to be taken seriously, for what is bad and for what is good.The weekend that Kaepernick was spotted sitting during the anthem was one of those moments. Black athletes risk being lampooned, cut, excoriated and exiled for bringing their own experience of injustice into the workplace. Yu Darvish Jersey. The fact that most of the NFLs fans and coaches are white while most players are black, is a dynamic that plays into this.For generations, white coaches have wanted the talent, speed and sweat of black players, but didnt have much use for their opinions. Football, more than most, is a sport that values the subjugation of personal needs and ideas to what works best for the team.What Kaepernick said about his gesture has merit -- the kind of merit that once you hear it and if any part of you can relate to it, is hard to get out of your head. Last week, I spoke to Giants running back Rashad Jennings and he discussed the third verse of the national anthem that invokes slavery. Ive written about tennis player James Blakes pivot to activism after he was roughly taken down by police as he waited for a car to the 2015 US Open. Last year, I spoke to then Ebony senior editor Jamilah Lemieux after Michael Bennett and Richard Sherman discussed Black Lives Matter from the podium in Seattle.Heres what she said a year ago: Regardless of their political beliefs, I would wager that most black male athletes know how easily they could end up a hashtag after a police encounter, said Lemieux. As it relates to social issues, outspoken celebrities have always been in the minority. However, the scope of the public conversation around police violence and access to social media are making it harder for people in the spotlight to remain silent.It was prescient.Kaepernicks actions arent out of the blue. What may be more surprising is the response from the 49ers and the NFL. San Franciscos ownership family is unique in that the team is owned by Denise DeBartolo York and run by her son Jed York.They recognize the progressive, tolerant culture of the Bay Area, and were the first NFL franchise to announce they would be applying the Rooney Rule to their own job searches at the team level.The team is coached by Chip Kelly, an unconventional coach who has publicly backed Kaepernick when directly criticized. Then there is the NFL itself, which despite flyovers at games and flags the size of football fields, said standing for the anthem was recommended, but not required.If Kaepernick played for another team in another town, he might not have found that tolerance. Once he did, the idea was out there that players have the right to protest in their own way even though many fans dislike their actions.Thats how an idea moves from the Pacific coast and inward, to more conservative towns and different climates. It reached a high school Camden, New Jersey, when coach Preston Brown and the Woodrow Wilson Tigers took a knee for the anthem. It reached Indianapolis when the entire roster of the WNBAs Fever did the same during the playoffs It has reached the womens national soccer team with Megan Rapinoe and across countless strata of American fields.Now the idea has worked its way to my hometown in Lincoln.Im not a fan of the Cornhuskers in any conventional sense. Ive been a sportswriter too long. 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HOUSTON -- Grambling State running back Martez Carter had to remind himself of advice he frequently hears from Tigers coach Broderick Fobbs. Derek Stepan Jersey .Coach always preaches that anytime you make a mistake, it happens for a reason, and you have to have a short-term memory, Carter said.Carter rushed for 136 yards and a touchdown and used a dominant second half to help Grambling State overcome a 17-point halftime deficit and Alcorn State 27-20 in the Southwestern Athletic Conference Championship on Saturday at NRG Stadium.Late in the fourth quarter, Carter was nearly in the end zone when an Alcorn State defender knocked the ball loose on the 2-yard line. Luckily for Carter and the Tigers, receiver Dominique Leake was in the perfect place to catch the fumble in midair and step into the end zone to tie the game at 20.Like coach says, every mistake happens for a reason.After a blocked extra-point attempt by Alcorn State, Carter used his short-term memory to put the fumble behind him and scamper into the end zone on a 31-yard touchdown run with less than four minutes remaining to give Grambling State (10-1) its first lead of the game.Grambling State cornerback Jameel Jackson intercepted a pass at midfield with three minutes left to secure the win.The game was a rematch of the 2015 SWAC title game, which Alcorn State won 49-21. The Tigers won their first SWAC championship since 2011 and 24th conference title in school history, the most in the conference.They put us in a bind and dominated us in the first half, but our kids continued to fight, Fobbs said. We scrambled and made some plays and got some key stops, defensively, and were able to come away with the victory.After dominating the SWAC in an undefeated run in the regular season, the Tigers found themselves in unfamiliar territory at halftime as they trailed 17-0.Once we came in the halftime locker room and saw how everybody had the same mindset, I wasnt worried at all, Grambling State quarterback Devante Kincade said. I was ready to get back on the field.Kincade threw for 237 yards and two touchdowns on 15 of 22 passing despite eight sacks.Alcorn State (5-6) got 126 yards rushing and a touchdown from DeLance Turner, who had 16 carries.We gave up big plays and those kinds of things hurt, Alcorn State head coach Fred McNair said. Its just the way it happened and thats the way that second half played out, unfortunately.McNair, who was promoted from quarterbacks coach in February after previous head coach Jay Hopson left for Southern Mississippi, guided his team past a rocky 1/3 start to return to the conference championship game. McNair is the brother of the late NFL quarterback and Alcorn State legend Steve McNair.Grambling State will face North Carolina A&T in the Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl on Dec. 17 in Atlanta, the same opponent that beat Alcorn State in the same game 41-34 a year ago.THE TAKEAWAYGRAMBLING STATE: The Tigers dominated the SWAC in the regular season, winning by an average margin of 31.7 points but had to overcome a sluggish first-half start to finish the regular season undefeated in conference play.ALCORN STATE: The Braves dominated the first half and led by three scores at the break before losing momentum early in the third quarter and the lead in the fourth quarter.EMERGENCY KICKERAfter Grambling State kicker/punter Jonathan Wallace was injured on a punting play, he was unable to resume his duties as kicker. Fobbs turned to CB Abubakkar Conteh, who had never previously kicked for the Tigers and the team only recently found out played soccer in high school in Canada. With the exception of the blocked extra-point attempt on a bad snap, Conteh delivered, converting two extra points and handling kickoff duties.RUSHING TO CONCLUSIONSAlcorn State won in its two previous trips to the SWAC title game by dominating the ground game. The Braves more than doubled their opponents rushing yard totals in the previous two victories and were on their way to a similar feat on Saturday, leading the rushing total by a wide margin of 173-96 at the half. In the second half, however, Grambling State outgained Alcorn State 79-16, a key turnaround that ultimately flipped the game.PENALTIES GALOREMcNair acknowledged that committing 15 penalties for 134 yards was a major factor in Alcorn States loss of the early lead. Nine of those penalties for 82 yards were committed in the first half. Comparatively, Grambling State committed 10 penalties for 95 yards.UP NEXTGRAMBLING STATE: The Tigers will represent the SWAC in the Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl on Dec. 17 at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, taking on North Carolina A&T out of the Mid-Eastern Atlantic Conference.ALCORN STATE: The Braves are expected to return most of their starters on offense in 2017, including QB Lenorris Footman and Turner, and graduate just three starters on defense. Michael Grabner Rangers Jersey . -- The Bishops Gaiters are showing they belong among the countrys top varsity football teams. Jaromir Jagr Rangers Jersey . They hope to persuade the other team owners and commissioner Roger Goodell to put pressure on Redskins owner Daniel Snyder to drop the nickname they find offensive. "Given the way the meeting transpired," Ray Halbritter, an Oneida representative and leader of the "Change the Mascot Campaign," said Wednesday, "it became somewhat evident they were defending the continued use of the name. http://www.rangershockeypro.com/authentic-joe-kocur-rangers-jersey/ .Y. -- Syracuse has turned up the defence at the right time all season, and when High Point threatened to pull off a monumental upset the second-ranked Orange did what they do best with their quick hands and savvy play. As the focus in womens basketball is about to shift to the Rio Olympics, lets list 10 quick observations about this WNBA season thus far:1. Los Angeles appears on a mission. 2. But so does Minnesota. And maybe New York, too? 3. Seattle rookie Breanna Stewart is doing super-Stewie stuff as a pro, too. 4. Its going to be a heck of an MVP race, right to the finish. 5. Indianas Tamika Catchings will retire without looking like its time for her to retire. 6. Seattles Sue Bird gives the best jersey-retirement party speeches. 7. Diana and the Refs: A Love Story is a movie that will never be made ... unless its a satire. 8. Nobody is that sure which team among those in the East is the second-best behind New York. Or third-best, or fourth-best, or fifth-best, or ... you get the picture. Right now, though, standings-wise its Atlanta. 9. Unless something unexpected happens, San Antonio will have the worst record in 2016. 10. WNBA players definitely keep up with current events.The league is celebrating its 20th season and has been a showcase in particular for the Sparks, who are 21-3. But the defending champion Lynx are right behind at 21-4. Those two are the front-runners for getting the top two seeds in the new playoff format, in which the best eight teams by record make the postseason, regardless of conference.The 18-8 Liberty are the only other team now that would seem to have a realistic chance of taking one of those two top spots -- which means automatic advancement to the league semifinals.New York star Tina Charles is the leagues top scorer (21.4 PPG), followed by last years MVP Elena Delle Donne of Chicago (21.2), Los Angeless Nneka Ogwumike (19.6) and Minnesotas Maya Moore (19.4). Not coincidentally, those four are in the hunt for the MVP as well, as is Ogwumikes teammate Candace Parker.Now, lets take a little more in-depth look at five of the things that have stood out about what weve seen to this point in the WNBA.Whats not hot in Phoenix?The Mercury are two games below .500 and will have to battle for a playoff spot. Uh ... what? Seriously? Yep, believe it or not, that really is where Phoenix is at the break.Admittedly, not everyone agreed with the leagues general managers about picking Phoenix as the preseason favorite. But most people did expect the team would be contending near the top of the WNBAs combined standings. Instead, the 10-14 Mercury have been the leagues biggest surprise ... but not in a good way.With Diana Taurasi (the aforementioned ref antagonist) and Penny Taylor back, this was supposed to be something like the 2014 Mercury all over again, or at least a reasonable facsimile thereof. But its been a team that too often has not been able to summon a sense of competitive urgency.Phoenix is tied for second with Minnesota in scoring average at 85.8 PPG, just behind Los Angeles 85.9. The key problem, though, is the Mercurys defense. Theyre allowing an average of 86.1 points per game, which is second-worst in the league behind Dallas (88.1). That is the highest-scoring average that Phoenix has allowed since the 2012 season in which the Mercury went 7-27 and were accused by some league followers of tanking in hopes of landing the No. 1 pick for Brittney Griner in the 2013 draft (they got her).Contrast this with the Mercurys 2014 championship season, when they allowed foes just 74.1 points per game.Six Mercury players will be competing in the upcoming Olympics: Taurasi and Griner (United States), Taylor (Australia), Marta Xargay (Spain), Sonja Petrovic (Serbia) and Lindsey Harding (Belarus).Then, it will be back to WNBA work, trying to make a playoff run. Phoenix unquestionably is talented, and it worries other teams that the Mercury could flip the switch and really be dangerous. But so far, their talent has not added up to a winning season.Dont put us in rocking chairs just yetCatchings and New Yorks Swin Cash will retire when thiis season ends. James Patrick Rangers Jersey. But theyre going to be running across the finish line.Catchings is the Fevers leading scorer (13.7 PPG) and second-leading rebounder (4.5 RPG). The Fever are 12-12 and trying to make the playoffs for the 12th consecutive year.What would have been an emotional farewell season any way for Catchings has been even more so with the death of her beloved college coach, Tennessees Pat Summitt. Yet Catchings doesnt look like a player riding slowly off into the sunset. She will exit the WNBA still as a key impact player, leaving totally on her terms.As for Cash, her stats are not what they were in her peak years, but that isnt how to measure her. This is: Shes still a WNBA starter and one of the true emotional leaders for the Liberty, a franchise that is still attempting to win its first title.And after their playing careers are over, look for Catching and Cash to still make an impact in the sport.Speaking of still going strong ...Bird is not retiring this year, thank goodness. Although as she reminded everyone at Lauren Jacksons Storm jersey retirement ceremony earlier this month, her exit likely is not all that distant in the future. But while Bird, Catchings and Cash are all still in the WNBA together, please take time to appreciate these three. Theyve all been such a big part of womens basketball history.Bird, who turns 36 in October, is the wily veteran on a Seattle team with young stars like Stewart and Jewell Loyd. Yet ol No. 10 is still showing these whippersnappers a thing or two. In fact, Bird statistically is having a season thats just about as good as any in her storied career. Shes started every game for the 9-15 Storm, averaging 32.2 minutes.Her scoring averages of 12.5 points and a league-best 6.0 assists are highlights, as is her 44.1 percent shooting from 3-point range. Birds best percentage for a season from behind the arc is 45.9 in 2012, which puts this year in further perspective. And in August, she, Catchings and Taurasi will play in their fourth Olympics.A true shooter keeps shootingNo player embodies that slogan more than Los Angeles guard Kristi Toliver, who perhaps this year will add a WNBA championship to the NCAA title she won with Maryland a decade ago.Tolivers famous game-tying 3-pointer in the 2006 national championship game is one of womens basketballs most unforgettable shots. Shes taken countless treys since then. But the ones shes hitting this season could end up making a big difference in whether the Sparks get back to the WNBA Finals for the first time since they lost to Detroit back in 2003.Toliver is second in the WNBA in both 3-pointers made this season (63 of 139) and in percentage from behind the arc (45.3). Sparks coach Brian Agler also points out that Toliver has elevated her game on the defensive end, and he doesnt hand out defensive praise lightly.Ogwumike and Parker are the top two stars for the Sparks, of course. But Toliver, who leads the team in minutes played (32.5 per game) and is the third-leading scorer (14.0 PPG), is having a terrific season, too.But could it ultimately end up a rerun of 2015?Yes, it could: The Lynx are just as big a threat to win it all as they were a year ago. They will be the most represented WNBA squad on the U.S. Olympic team, with Moore, Seimone Augustus, Lindsay Whalen and Sylvia Fowles playing, and Cheryl Reeve coaching as an assistant to Geno Auriemma.The Lynx felt a bit slighted by the leagues GMs, who picked Phoenix to win. And now Minnesota might feel a lot of the attention in the WNBA thus far has gone to the Sparks.But with Moore once again cranking out another fantastic season and Minnesotas core group remaining so cohesive and effective, seeing the WNBA Finals in Minneapolis again would be no surprise at all. 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