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Chris Ashtons appeal against his 10-week suspension has been adjourned until Thursday. Quincy Williams II Womens Jersey . The Saracens winger was cited last month and found guilty of making contact with the eye area of Luke Marshall in the Champions Cup clash against Ulster on January 16.England international Ashton lodged an appeal within the three-day time limit of the decision on January 21, and his appeal was heard in London on Wednesday. Submissions were made by Saracens legal representative Chris Smith, while the independent appeal committee, made up of chairman Lorne Crerar, Rod McKenzie and Roger Morris, also heard submissions on behalf of the European Professional Rugby Club (EPRC) disciplinary officer Liam McTiernan.An EPRC statement issued on Wednesday confirmed: The hearing was adjourned and the appeal committee expects to announce its decision tomorrow (February 4). Saracens reached the Champions Cup last eight following a 33-17 win over Ulster Ashton will not be able to play again until Monday March 28 if the decision is upheld, meaning he will miss Englands Six Nations campaign, which finishes on March 19 with an away game against France.The former rugby league star was recalled to the England Elite Player Squad in January by new head coach Eddie Jones after an 18-month absence. Ashton was recalled to the England squad by Eddie Jones last month And the Australian told Sky Sports News HQ of Ashtons suspension: Im disappointed for him but theres the potential of an appeal so well have to wait and see what they do before we make a final decision. Also See: Six Nations newcomers Six Nations preview: England Six Nations odds Rugby Union on Sky Leonard Fournette Jersey . Vancouver Whitecaps and Toronto FC failed to make the postseason while Montreal Impact fell at the first hurdle losing heavily to Houston Dynamo in the Eastern Conference Knockout Round. Josh Oliver Womens Jersey . Now, correct me if Im wrong but I saw one official distinctly pointing at the net indicating a good goal but after an inconclusive review they overturned the goal. Shouldnt the ruling on the ice (good goal) stand after an inconclusive review? Why was this overturned? James Veaudry Pembroke, ON -- Hey Kerry, Youll get a lot of these, but why was the Montreal goal against Nashville Saturday night overturned? Eller puts the puck on net and the on ice ruling from the ref behind the net is a Montreal goal. . The team also announced Tuesday that the Braves will wear a commemorative patch on the right sleeve during the season. The patch, shaped like home plate, carries the number 715, Aarons autograph and a "40th Anniversary" banner. The Quicken Loans National brought us one of the best stories of the golf season as hometown hero Billy Hurley III took home his first PGA Tour title and changed his life forever. After all of his personal struggles with losing his father a year ago, it made for a very emotional win for Hurley and his family. Once again, as fantasy golf owners, the point was made abundantly clear that course history and hometown are both very relevant factors in finding players that have a chance to succeed.Hurley, a Naval Academy graduate from the area has not played well this season and required a tournament exemption to play at Congressional. However, in two appearances, Hurley had managed two top 10 finishes. Another example of this took place with the performance of Robert Garrigus. Typically, Garrigus finds himself priced among the lowest priced players in most events. Last wweek, his salary took a big leap, but for good reason. Josh Oliver Jersey. Garrigus has an exceptional track record at Congressional where he had made the cut in all seven starts coming into last weeks tournament. Once again, Garrigus did not disappoint and managed to finish in a tie for eighth place to continue his run of success at the course. While course history alone should not determine who makes your roster and who you leave off, often times it can point you towards a player that will get overlooked, but has shown the potential to place among the top on the leaderboard. This is incredibly relevant information to know for GPP events where finding lower owned players who perform well can often be the difference between success and failure. ' ' ' 
On Sunday morning, around 8 a. Alex English Jersey .m., I stepped off the elevator in my Coral Gables, Florida hotel and was greeted by a family that was checking out and loading up their SUV. The mom wore a blue Michigan Wolverines home jersey. Her husband, busy bungee-cording the luggage rack to the roof, was wearing a Woody Hayes-ish block O ball cap.Its like this every year, their teenage daughter said to me as she sat on the curb and flipped through her phone. Were headed to the Keys. When the game is on my mom will stay in the room and watch and my dad will probably go to the hotel bar.Naturally I asked her where she would be during The Game. At the pool, she replied. Im going to Wisconsin in the fall. Theyre both still mad at me about that.Ah yeah, Rivalry Week is here.This is the week when you show up at work with your school colors and change your email inbox alert to a blast of your fight song, turned up just loud enough that the scoundrel in the next cubicle over has to hear it all week.This is the week when schools and their fans go a-raiding their way across conference lines and state lines, like an invading army.This is the week when college football wields a big ol ax and uses it to split neighborhoods, bloodlines and dinner tables clean in half. I mean, you saw how Stanford was running around with that ax after beating Cal, right? When I was coaching I knew that no matter what I did during all the other games, if I figured out a way to win that last one then theyd probably let me come back the next year, says former Clemson head coach Danny Ford, who went 7-3-1 in the Palmetto Bowl against archrival South Carolina. People always said, Danny, I bet you didnt have to pay for lunch anywhere in the state after you won that game. Id tell them, well, that depended on what colors the guy who owned the restaurant was wearing.With all due respect to other sports which love to push the idea of rivalry, none can approach the fervor and fanaticism of college football. When the NFL touts the Steelers vs. Ravens, they are talking about a pair of teams that first squared off in 1996. Thats cute.Ohio State and Michigan have played 112 times. The first time they met was in 1897. William McKinley was in the White House. The first Iron Bowl between Auburn and Alabama was played four years earlier. Iowa and Nebraska first met in 1891, as did Indiana and Purdue. Minnesota and Wisconsin beat them by one year.And the teams who win those games get Old Oaken Buckets and statues of pigs and barrels and bells and ... did we mention the axes? I only got to hold Paul Bunyans Axe twice, recalls Glen Mason, who coached Minnesota from 1997 to 2006, earning possession of the tool twice by beating Wisconsin in 01 and 03. The original, created in 1948, was sent to the College Football Hall of Fame after the 03 game and replaced with a new one. Says Mason: I told them theyd have to come steal it from my office first.What does the winner of the Patriots-Colts game receive? A pat on the back? Stock options?Im pretty sure that in 2017 no one will stand guard by the new Peyton Manning statue outside Lucas Oil Stadium to protect it from shenanigans. Thats what USC did last week with Tommy Trojan in the days leading up to their Victory Bell game with UCLA.When I transferred to Wisconsin I was like, man, theyve been playing all of these teams for a hundred years and every game we win they give us a funky trophy, NC State-turned-Badgers-turned-Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson once said of his one year at Camp Randall Stadium. I was like, I could get used to this. Theres nothing like it.Theres especially nothing like it when those games really mean something when it comes to determining championships, both conference and national. Think about how much more intense The Game has felt in Ann Arbor and Columbus the past two seasons. Or the attention thats being focused on the Apple Cup, when Washington and Washington State will meet for the 109th time with a Pac-12 title game berth on the line. Or Bedlam, which will have a Big 12 championship to be decided during the 111th meeting between Oklahoma and Oklahoma State.To borrow a phrase from the SEC, always the epicenter of Rivalry Weekend with its bowls of Iron and Egg and a slate of regional ACC throwdowns ... it just means more.Yeah, well, to the media it might mean more or to people watching the playoff stuff, Clemson running back Wayne Gallman said when asked about the upcoming matchup with South Carolina. But down here in this state, it doesnt mean more because to us its never not meant more.Mr. Gallman has a point. Just ask Thomas Jefferson.Now that Im all fired up, lets get on with Flipping The Field.Donnel Pumphrey Watch: San Diego State had a rough afternoon on Saturday, falling to Wyoming 34-33 after a Hail Mary TD but failed two-point conversion. Pumphrey was held to 76 yards on 17 carries, but still moved past Tony Dorsett into third place on the NCAA all-time rushing list. Hes at 6,127 yards, trailing Ricky Williams (6,279) and Ron Dayne (6,397), who earlier last week said Pumphreys numbers should come with an asterisk because they include bowl stats ... and then backed up by saying he wished the kid all the best.Jabrill Peppers Watch: During Saturdays unexpected dogfight with Indiana, the Human Swiss Army Knife settled in at his natural position of linebacker, where he was for 45 of his 66 snaps, with 12 at nickel, eight at corner and one at safety. His five tackles, two tackles for loss and one pass breakup all came at linebacker. According to ESPN Stats & Information, it was easily the most time he has spent at LB in a game this season, vs. the 19.9 snaps spent there during the seasons first 10 games.Jeremy McNichols Watch: Thats right. Were adding a third watch this week because this dude has earned it. The man Boise State calls The Weapon spent Friday night torching UNLV for 205 yards rushing and four TDs. Wed go over more of his stats, but well let his school do it for us.From the Ridonculous Stats Department: East Carolinas Zay Jones hauled in a dozen catches during a loss to Navy, setting a new NCAA career receptions record at 392, breaking the mark set by former Pirates teammate Justin Hardy. Also awesome in a bad loss was Texas running back?DOnta Foreman,?who rushed for 250 yards on 21 carries. The Horns became the first FBS team this season to lose a game with a 250-yard rusher. A few hours later West Virginia did the same, as Justin Crawford ran for 331 yards in a loss to Oklahoma. Christian McCaffrey made it look like it was 2015 again vs. Cal, setting a Stanford single-day rushing record of 284. Pitts James Conners two TDs vs. Duke moved him into first place on the ACCs career TD list with 53. The number of lives the cancer defeater has touched is impossible to count.Old Dudes Rule! Joe Thomas Sr., father of Green Bay Packers linebacker Joe Jr., fulfilled a lifelong dream by finally playing college football, making it onto the field for his sons alma mater, South Carolina State ... at the age of 55! His first carry went for 3 yards. You can hear it here via the radio booth of opponent Savannah State and play-by-play man Spencer Turkin.Were going streaking! Western Michigan has won a school record 13 straight games. Stanfords seventh straight win over Cal matches the Cardinals longest streak in the history of The Big Game. Ohio State has held 15 straight opponents to less than a 60 percent pass completion rate. Colorado has won five straight games, the Buffs longest win streak since 2002. Florida clinched its record 11th appearance in the SEC championship game. Their opponent in that game will be Alabama, their record ninth matchup.Get in the car, Frank... Instead of wasting time with other teams, this week were focusing solely on Kansas and its win over Texas. According to the math masters at ESPN Stats & Info, the Jayhawks victory did the following: snapped a nine-game losing streak (longest in FBS), snapped a 19-game conference losing streak (longest in FBS), snapped a 23-game losing streak to FBS teams (longest in FBS) and snapped a 13-game losing streak to Texas (tied for longest in FBS). It was also Kansas first win over Texas since Sept. 24, 1938.Old Dudes Rule! Part 2. Any media member who has ever been fortunate enough to be in the press box at Virginia also has been fortunate enough to see John Risher do his work as ?UVa football statistician ... like any media member for the past century or so. If you havent, then you need to see the story College GameDay ran Saturday morning.Tommy West Coachs News Conference of the Week: Bob Stoops, Oklahoma. When asked about next weeks Bedlam matchup with Oklahoma State, a game that will determine the Big 12 title, Stoops brought up the 9-2 Cowboys and their controversial Week 2 loss to Central Michigan. In my eyes, theyve only got one loss, you know, if youd played by the rules ... I do. I mean, they review everything else out here. They review a first down. You couldnt review if that play should have been called or allowed or not? Yeah, I mean, I had one of those that, I count myself one extra victory, that one out at Oregon that everyone counted as a loss. So, my record books a little different than everybody elses. In that 06 trip to Eugene the Ducks were awarded recovery of a late onside kick despite replays showing Oklahoma had recovered the ball. Oregon scored in the closing seconds to win. The following week the entire Pac-12 officiating crew was suspended.Danny Ford Scientific Rocket Quote of the Week: Zach Kline, QB, Fresno State. Fresno State is bigger than yourself. It might feel easy to snicker about that as it came from a 1-10 team. But after a heartbreaking loss to Hawaii, the Bulldogs senior signal-caller already was talking about the importance of next weeks season finale vs. San Jose State. Heres his whole postgame pep talk.Old Dudes Rule! Part 3. At Winston Salem State, they take the idea of Senior Day very, very seriously.Weston Steelhammer Name of the Week: Equanimeous St. Brown, WR, Notre Dame. His full name is Equanimeous Tristan Imhotep J. St. Brown and he has two younger brothers, named Osiris Adrian Amen-Ra J. St. Brown and Amon-Ra Julian Heru J. St. Brown. If you have a problem with any of this, feel free to take it up with their father, John Brown, a former two-time Mr. Universe and three-time Mr. World weightlifter.Frank Reich Backup QB of the Week Award: Tyler Chadwick, Coastal Carolina. I know, I know, Ive already mentioned him a couple of times this season. But last Thursday, on a night when he was supposed to be honored at halftime alongside his teammates from the College World Series champion baseball team, he was instead being coached up. Why? Because an injury to Chanticleers starter Tyler Keane was forcing the former CCU infielder to step in behind center. The volunteer assistant coach-turned-backup QB had gotten in for a few token plays this year, but now he was really playing, completing 6 of 9 passes for 71 yards.Comeback of the Week Award, also named for Frank Reich: Virginia Tech 34, Notre Dame 31. The Hokies trailed 17-0 just seven seconds into the second quarter and trailed by 10 twice, including the start of the fourth quarter. But 13 unanswered points in that final stanza handed Tech the win, handed the Irish their first losing season since 2007 and handed Brian Kelly an offseason full of Pepto-Bismol.The guy you should know about, but probably dont: Ed Oliver, DT, Houston. In this offense-obsessed time, its becoming easier to overlook defensive players. But if you watched Thursday nights drubbing of Louisville, then you know that the Cardinals offensive line didnt overlook Oliver, he was too busy running past them. He racked up six tackles, a pair of sacks and a forced fumble during the 36-10 win. On the season he now has 61 tackles -- 19.5 for loss and 43 solo -- ?along with nine pass breakups. All of those are tops among all defensive linemen. And oh yeah, he was playing with an MCL sprain in his right knee ... and hes a freshman!The guy you used to know about but forgot about but you should know about again: Dalvin Cook, RB, FSU. He was on everyones preseason Heisman short list, but vanished from the national spotlight after the Noles fell to 3-2. But Cook rushed for 225 yards and four TDs ?vs. Syracuse, breaking Warrick Dunns FSUs career rushing record (4,166 vs. 3,959) and tying Greg Allens career rushing TD mark (44).The team you should know about, but probably dont: Vanderbilt. The Commodores started the season 2-3 but have since gone 3-2 with unexpected wins over Georgia and Saturdays 38-17 romp of Ole Miss. Now 5-5 Vandy will host its most hated neighbor, Tennessee, with bowl eligibility on the line. Win or lose, the fact that bowl eligibility and Vandy were just in the same sentence is pretty remarkable.The helmets you should know about but probably dont: North Texas. The Mean Green has always been underrated when it comes to logos, merchandise and such. For Saturdays Senior Day win over Southern Miss, they were wearing chromed-out lids that tug on the heart of a hot rod lover like me.The game you should be psyched for but probably arent: Michigan State at Penn State. With all the chatter about Ohio State-Michigan and all of the talk about Penn State vs. those two vs. Wisconsin vs. the playoff committee, etc. ... I mean ... you did see Sparty nearly beat Ohio State, right?Extra point: ?I was in South Florida over the weekend to cover the NASCAR Sprint Cup finale and sneaked over to Florida Internationals home game vs. Marshall. I was curious to see if new head coach Butch Davis, hired the week before, might be lobbing around the stadium. To his credit, he was not. I say to his credit because there are few situations more awkward than the just-hired coach looking over the shoulder of the interim head coach and his team who are trying to salvage a lost season. I distinctly remember being on the Belk Bowl sideline with Tommy Tuberville after hed been hired at Cincinnati, but wasnt going to actually be in charge until after the game was over. I dont want to bug these guys, Tubs said. You think theyd find me an empty skybox to go hide in? Davis plan over FIUs final two weeks was to be on campus during the week, but avoid the team as it does its work and go home to North Carolina on the weekends so as to not step on any toes. Then hell begin the process of evaluation and interviewing to see what he has heading into the homestretch of recruiting season. The enthusiasm around here has been pretty incredible, one of the few but proud FIU fans still hanging around in the fourth quarter of the 31-14 win said to me Saturday night. 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AUSTIN, Texas -- Shaka Smart will start his second season as Texas coach a bit short-handed. Matt Milano Womens Jersey .Mareik Isom, a senior forward expected to be an important reserve, will miss a few weeks after undergoing arthroscopic surgery for a bacterial infection in his left ankle, Smart said Monday.Sophomore guards Kerwin Roach Jr. and Tevin Mack, both competing for starting positions, will also miss Wednesdays exhibition against Angelo State for violating unspecified team rules.It was a matter than occurred months ago, but obviously we havent played games, Smart said. Its important for us to provide accountability for our guys.The 21st-ranked Longhorns open the regular season on Nov. 11 against Incarnate Word. Smart would not say if Roach and Mack will play in that game, only that they will be back soon.Isom is one of four Longhorns who play center or power forward. He averaged 6 points and 2.7 rebounds per game last season at Arkansas-Little Rock before transferring to Texas. The likely starting big men are 6-8 senior Shaq Cleare and 6-11 freshman Jarrett Allen.Roach averaged 7.5 points last season as a reserve. He might be the starting point guard this season, but freshman Andrew Jones is also in the mix. Both are combo guards who have not played the point exclusively, Smart said. Mack averaged 5.1 points as a wing or power forward when Smart used smaller lineups.Texas finished 20-13 last season, losing to Northern Iowa on a buzzer-beating, half-court shot in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Devin Singletary Womens Jersey . - The Oakland Raiders re-signed offensive lineman Khalif Barnes on Friday. Cody Ford Bills Jersey . Thousands of fans at Mosaic Stadium will be cozying up to each other in an effort to stay warm in chilly temperatures and block the Prairie wind that locals say can knock your socks off. . Jordan Lynch, the all-purpose Heisman Trophy finalist from Northern Illinois, failed to make it into that exclusive club. ESPN Chalks Vegas experts are here to provide analysis and best bets for all Week 1 games, including the Cleveland-Philadelphia matchup.Note: All odds courtesy of the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook as of Friday morning.Homepage for all Week 1 gamesMatchup: Cleveland Browns-Philadelphia EagglesSpread:?Opened: Philadelphia -7. Jordan Poyer Bills Jersey. 5; now Philadelphia -3.5 Total:?Opened:?46; now 41 Pickcenter public consensus pick:?58 percent Philadelphia ' ' ' 
Here, well look at which players have moved up and down our Top 32, drawing on the same scouting reports as before and making changes only where necessary. Aaron Donald Youth Jersey .Well continue to update our board as we get closer to the 2017 NFL draft. While its a given that some players will move into the rankings and others will drop out, this provides a good snapshot of which players currently have the most NFL potential based on our evaluations.Note: Underclassmen are marked with an asterisk.1. Leonard Fournette, RB, LSU*Grade: 95A nagging ankle injury has forced Fournette to sit out three of LSUs past five games, but his short-term health hasnt threatened his standing atop my rankings. After logging 513 total touches in his previous two seasons, Fournette has little left to prove to NFL scouts. He has a rare combination of size, power, agility and speed for the position. I love Fournettes angry and violent running style.2. Myles Garrett, DE, Texas A&M*Grade: 95Garrett has been limited by an ankle injury the past few weeks, but with 28 sacks and 26 QB hurries in 30 career games, Garrett is the real deal. He added 10 pounds of muscle in the offseason, and it shows. Hes stronger setting the edge in the running game, and as a pass-rusher, he has a lethal combination of first-step quickness, bend, power and hand-to-hand combat skills. Darrell Henderson Womens Jersey . The Vancouver coach and an announced sellout crowd of 18,910 watched in dismay as the Canucks lost 7-4 to the New York Islanders on Monday night by squandering a 3-0 lead in the third period. Robert Woods Womens Jersey . Toronto has dropped games to Indiana and Miami since a five-game winning streak and closed out a three-game road trip at 1-2. .Y. -- Buffalo Bills coach Doug Marrone has drawn on his Syracuse connections once again by hiring Rob Moore to take over as receivers coach. Once again, Chicago Cubs fans will be paying close attention to a winner-take-all game to determine who their team will face in the NL Championship Series.The Washington Nationals host the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 5 of their division series at 8 p.m. ET on Thursday night.So, whom would you prefer to see move on to tthe next round?The Cubs won the season series against each club, going 5-2 vs. Cooper Kupp Rams Jersey. the Nationals and 4-3 against the Dodgers.The NLCS begins Saturday at 8 p.m. ET at Wrigley Field. ' ' ' 
NEW YORK -- The NBA will announce the winner of the MVP and its other major awards during a new postseason awards show. Sale Football Jerseys Throwback .The league said Tuesday that the NBA Awards Show will be held June 26 in New York and televised on TNT.Award winners are traditionally announced separately throughout the postseason, but this marks the first time that all recipients will be honored on the same night. The program will feature current and former NBA players, coaches and executives, and celebrities.The Rookie of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year, Sixth Man Award, Most Improved Player and Coach of the Year will be announced during the show.Other details, including venue, host and list of presenters, will be announced at a later date. Stitched Football Jerseys Throwback . After a first half in which he thought "the lid was on the basket," the Toronto Raptors coach watched his squad mount a second half surge to defeat the Cleveland Cavaliers 98-91. Cheap Football Jerseys Throwback China .C. -- Al Jefferson joked that he feels he can score from anywhere on the court. . Manuel was offered a position the day he was fired. He accepted earlier this week and the team made the announcement Friday. Some anniversary this is turning out to be.Ten years after taking office, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is arguably the most powerful front man in sports, and one of the least-loved. That may be why a league that would commemorate the birth of the pig that became the first game ball -- had someone kept the date -- has no official event planned to mark Goodells decade in charge.(And cant you just picture him stewing inside his Park Avenue office with the shades drawn, yelling at his underlings like Dr. Evil? You know, I have one simple request. And that is to have sharks with frickin laser beams attached to their heads!)Most corporate boards would kill to have a guy like Goodell at the top. When he took over from cautious, lawyerly Paul Tagliabue in 2006, league revenues topped out at $6 billion. Last year, they approached $13 billion, a figure that would have put the NFL in the middle of the Fortune 500. His ambition is to double that again by 2030 or earlier.The least his bosses could have done in appreciation was make the turnstiles spin simultaneously in all 31 NFL stadiums -- especially since 30 were built or renovated within the last 20 years using public funds to the tune of $7 billion.So if making it rain was the only measure of Goodells success, hed be lionized. Instead, hes fricasseed nearly every time he ventures outside.Fans mock him on social media and boo him relentlessly at public appearances. Some of the players Goodell is tasked with protecting have in recent days called him a crook (James Harrison), straight horrible (Josh Norman), and a boss who routinely abuses his disciplinary powers as judge, jury and executioner (Aaron Rodgers, Drew Brees). Even the owners whose pockets Goodell lines just turned an informal group of his closest advisers into an official Chairmens Committee, perhaps to keep a closer eye on the moody monarch and their burgeoning empire.And all because he leads with his chin.Pick your least favorite Goodell moment; everyone has at least one. Maybe it was how he brushed aside science and steamrolled Tom Brady to the bitter end of Deflategate. Or how he bumbled the Ray Rice affair and several otheer domestic-abuse cases, or ginned up the evidence and still arrived at the wrong conclusion in Bountygate, or simply twisted arms to wring public subsidies from cities and states for his chartered jet-set owners. Football Jerseys Throwback Outlet. My favorite is when he flew into suburban Chicago -- brushing aside science one again -- to stage a clinic purporting to teach the mothers of kids as young as 5 how to tackle safely. It doesnt get much more mercenary than that.Where Goodell goes from here is anyones guess. His contract runs through March 2019, and with bonuses, pension benefits and other sweeteners, hes taking home close to $35 million a year. Hes in great shape at 57, and despite all the public-relations punches hes absorbed, another decade certainly seems within reach.But the better question may be: How much longer will the NFL owners want him?The same 10-year collective bargaining agreement that bought Goodell and management what seemed like enduring labor peace is suddenly the source of discontent. When players handed over disciplinary powers to Goodell and the league office, they had no idea hed wield them so ... arbitrarily.Last week, the players were grumbling about Goodells high-handed treatment of Harrison and several others accused of doping in a since-discredited Al Jazeera report. This week, the media is back on Goodells trail, curious about why Giants kicker Josh Brown got off with a one-game suspension for violating the domestic-violence policy -- when that same policy mandated as much as six. Some owners were restless enough to tell SI.coms Peter King recently that they, clearly do not like that the public face of the most successful sports league in American history gets more tomatoes thrown at it than any other commissioner in the 96-year history of the NFL.Like it or not, they better get used to it. For the foreseeable future, Goodell is the only face they have.---Jim Litke is a national sports columnist for The Associated Press. Write to him at jlitke(at) and ' ' ' 
NEW YORK -- The 162 players potentially eligible for free agency (c-club option, p-player option, v-vesting option becomes guaranteed if top 10 in MVP voting):AMERICAN LEAGUE=BALTIMORE (10) -- Pedro Alvarez, dh; Michael Bourn, of; Brian Duensing, lhp; Tommy Hunter, rhp; Logan Ondrusek, rhp; Steve Pearce, 1b; Nolan Reimold, of; Drew Stubbs, of; Mark Trumbo, of; Matt Wieters, c. Ben Zobrist Jersey .BOSTON (5) -- Ryan Hanigan, c; Aaron Hill, 3b; Junichi Tazawa, rhp; Koji Uehara, rhp; Brad Ziegler, rhp.CHICAGO (5) -- Matt Albers, rhp; Alex Avila, c; Austin Jackson, of; Justin Morneau, dh; p-James Shields, rhp.CLEVELAND (4) -- Marlon Byrd, of; Coco Crisp, of; Rajai Davis, of; Mike Napoli, 1b.DETROIT (3) -- Erick Aybar, ss; Casey McGehee, 3b; Jarrod Saltalamacchia, c.HOUSTON (4) -- Jason Castro, c; Doug Fister, rhp; Colby Rasmus, of; Luis Valbuena, 3b.KANSAS CITY (6) -- Drew Butera, c; Luke Hochevar, rhp; Kris Medlen, rhp; Kendrys Morales, dh; Peter Moylan, rhp; Edinson Volquez, rhp.LOS ANGELES (7) -- Andrew Bailey, rhp; Jhoulys Chacin, rhp; c-Yunel Escobar, 3b; Tim Lincecum, rhp; Geovany Soto, c; Jered Weaver, rhp; Chris Wilson, lhp.MINNESOTA (1) -- Kurt Suzuki, c.NEW YORK (2) -- Billy Butler, of; Mark Teixeira, 1b.OAKLAND (2) -- Ross Detwiler, lhp; Sam Fuld, of.SEATTLE (5) -- Franklin Gutierrez, of; Chris Iannetta, c; Dae-ho Lee, 1b; Adam Lind, 1b; Drew Storen, rhp.TAMPA BAY (3) -- Kevin Jepsen, rhp; Logan Morisson, 1b; Alexei Ramirez, ss.TEXAS (6) -- Carlos Beltran, of; Ian Desmond, of; Carlos Gomez, of; c-Derek Holland, lhp; Colby Lewis, rhp; Mitch Moreland, 1b.TORONTO (9) -- Jose Bautista, of; Joaquin Benoit, rhp; Brett Cecil, lhp; R.A. 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WACO, Texas -- Chris Salazar sits at one of the tall tables in the pizza place a few blocks from the Baylor campus where he is the general manager, looking forward like so many others in the community to kickoff for the 23rd-ranked Bears after what was definitely not the typical offseason.The new season comes three months after the swift removal of head coach Art Briles following the release of a report alleging that the university mishandled complaints of sexual assault, including some against football players.So Baylor will have to move forward without the coach who in eight seasons transformed the Bears from perennial last-place finishers to back-to-back Big 12 Conference champs in 2013 and 2014, and took them to being on the verge of the first College Football Playoff and a possible national title chance just two seasons ago.I think its probably a little bit more measured because of whats happened this offseason, Salazar said at Shortys Pizza Shack, where the Baylor memorabilia on display includes a football signed by Briles. But I think theres a lot of excitement, just because we know we still have a lot of good players returning.Much of the external investigation summarized in the May report focused on allegations surrounding the football team, which has won 50 games the past five seasons. That also led to athletic director Ian McCaw and school President Ken Starr leaving the private Baptist university.We all went through the shock. Everybody was disappointed, said Sammy Citrano, owner of Georges Restaurant, which has a history in Waco spanning more than eight decades and often caters meals for Baylor athletic teams. Now weve had a little time to heal.With acting head coach Jim Grobe and all of the assistants back from Briles staff, the Bears open their season Sept. 2 against Northwestern State in their $266 million, 45,140-seat campus stadium on the banks of the Brazos River. A near-capacity crowd is expected even though the opener under Friday night lights conflicts with Texas high school football games.Once the season starts and that first kickoff happens, everything will start to feel a lot more normal, Salazar said.Its going to be good therapy for everybody in our community, Citrano said. Its football time and these guys are ready to prove to the world were a good school and good team, and good people.This will be the third season for McLane Stadium, the Bears gleaming state-of-the-art home on busy Interstate 35 about halfway between Dallas-Fort Worth and Austin, the state capitol and home to Big 12 rival Texas.Ashleigh Richardson is a 2004 Baylor graduatee and season-ticket holder who routinely makes the trip with her husband, also an alumnus, from their Louisiana home in the Shreveport-Bossier City area to Waco for football and basketball games. Carlos Zambrano Jersey. . They arent pulling any of their financial support from their alma mater.We bleed green and gold. Were not going to be any less excited than we were last year, or the first year that McLane Stadium was open, because its a family tradition honestly in our house, Richardson said. It was very upsetting when it happened. ... As a fan, and as alumni, all I can do is support the new coach and the kids on the team.Richardson, a Christian, still looks forward to her two young daughters one day attending the school like she did. She said the mistakes of some wont change the foundation of what Baylor is and what it represents as a family of faith.My whole experience there was just wonderful, Richardson said. This has not tainted any of that at all, nor will it taint me wanting to send my girls there.Baylor sold out its season ticket allotment for this season, a record of more than 28,800 with a 98 percent renewal rate by those who had them in 2015. Those renewals were due before the release of the Pepper Hamilton report in May.School officials said about 50 to 75 people called that day wanting to immediately cancel their season tickets, but that only 15 to 20 actually went through with those cancellations after being asked to take a week or so before making a final decision.Jay Netherton, a graduate student at Baylor who also works for First Baptist Church of Waco, said it will be difficult watching television broadcasts of Bears games this season knowing that every announcer every time is going to be rehashing the story over and over, or were going to hear the 2/3 minute bit on everything.Not to mention possible references to the federal siege and 51-day standoff at the Branch Davidian compound outside the city limits in 1993; the 2003 murder of Baylor basketball player Patrick Dennehy by a teammate and the ensuing investigation that uncovered NCAA violations by former coach Dave Bliss; or a biker gang shootout just last year that left nine people dead.Baylor and Waco together will come out of this better, said Larry Holze, a lifelong resident who is the citys director of municipal information. Weve watched and worked together for the good of the community and for the good of Baylor University, and were all confident its going to be good again. ' ' ' 
Amid speculation that Colorado coach Mike MacIntyre is a potential candidate for other jobs, athletic director Rick George said he absolutely expects MacIntyre to remain at the school. Carson Wentz Eagles Jersey .The No. 8 Buffaloes (10-2, 8-1 Pac-12) will play No. 4 Washington (11-1, 8-1) on Friday in the Pac-12 championship game, after which George said he will sit down with MacIntyre, as they do after every season, to discuss the state of the program. At that point, George said, they will talk about a potential contract extension for MacIntyre.When hes in his season we talk, but we dont talk about those kinds of things during the season, George said. We wait until the season is over.MacIntyre was named the Pac-12 coach of the year Tuesday and is among this years national coach of the year favorites, but he is the lowest-paid head coach in the Pac-12, according to the USA Today coaching salary database. He signed a one-year extension in 2014 that runs through the 2018 season and pays him a little more than $2 million annually.Multiple national reports have cited MacIntyre as a potential candidate for the opening at Baylor, but George did not seem concerned about that possibility, nor was he surprised that his name had surfaced.Look, Mike has had a great year, and its not just Mike. Its he and his coaching staff, George said. Theyve done a great job, and you would expect his name to pop up in a lot of different areas because of the success hes had, and I think thats a great compliment to what theyve done. Beyond that, Mike and I will talk, like we always do, after the regular season is over, which ends Friday night.When asked about the inevitability of his name being mentioned as a candidate for openings around the country in October, MacIntyre spoke glowingly about Colorado.I love it at Colorado. Truly love it. My wife loves it, my kids love it, he said. My daughter is in grad school [at CU]. My son is on the team, hes a sophomore. My other son is a senior in high school, and we truly love it.I know that we will be a top-echelon program at Colorado again and be that team that everyone is talking about as one of the top-20 teams. Its a destination spot once youve been here, and its really a special place.MacIntyre arrived at Colorado before the 2013 season after three years at San Jose State, where he orchestrated an impressive turnaround that culminated with the Spartans first-ever finish in the AP Top 25, at No. 21. Before winning the Pac-12 South this season, Colorado went just 10-27 in his first three seasons, including a 2-25 mark in Pac-12 play.No schools have reached out to George for permission to contact MacIntyre, and while that isnt a requirement, George said he would expect to be extended that courtesy.Those schools that are ethical would absolutely reach out to me, yes, he said. Carson Wentz Jersey . McCarthy, a player who played some games in the second tier for Wigan at the start of this season, would go on to shine inside Evertons midfield, outplaying the man he was brought in to replace, on one of the grandest stages in English football. On Saturday, it was fitting that Manchester Uniteds most recent dagger into the chest was delivered by Frenchman Yohan Cabaye, a wonderfully gifted central midfielder who put on an outstanding effort for Newcastle at Old Trafford. Clayton Thorson Womens Jersey . Now tied for second in the league in shootout goals, the 24-year-old likes to see what the opposing goaltender has in store before he ultimately lands on a move. . Walcott is available for Saturdays home match against Southampton as Arsenal looks to extend its two-point lead at the top of the Premier League. The Gunners are currently the second highest scorers in the league but Wenger insists Walcott will add something extra to his team.EASTBOURNE, England -- Former champion Marion Bartoli eased into the second round of the grass-court Aegon International on Monday with a 6-3, 6-2 win over Italys Flavia Pennetta. Bartolis win sets up a possible clash with second-seeded Li Na in the Wimbledon warm-up. Penneetta claimed the first break of the match to lead 3-2, but her French opponent immediately responded by breaking Pennetta twice and serving out the set. Wilbert Montgomery Womens Jersey. After an exchange of breaks to begin the second set, Bartoli swept five of the next six games. ' ' ' 
TORONTO -- Sebastian Giovinco had his second three-goal game of the season to take over the Major League Soccer scoring lead and power Toronto FC to a 4-1 victory over the New England Revolution on Saturday night. Ryan Getzlaf Jersey .Giovinco has 15 goals, two more than New York Citys David Villa.Toronto (10-7-6) moved within a point of Eastern Conference-leading New York City. Toronto has won four straight, all at home, and is unbeaten in nine games in row at BMO Field.Giovinco opened the scoring in the 20th minute, putting the rebound off of Michael Bradleys strike past goalkeeper Bobby Shuttleworth. The Atomic Ant struck again in the 29th, curling a shot into the far corner from just outside the area. The Italian completed the hat trick in the 76th, beating Shuttleworth on a penalty kick after Darrius Barnes took down Jonathan Osorio in the area.Teal Bunbury scored for New England (6-9-8) in the 88th minute.Jozy Altidore added a goal for scored for Toronto in stoppage time. Ryan Kesler Jersey .C. - The Carolina Hurricanes have placed backup goalie Anton Khudobin on injured reserve with an unspecified lower-body injury. Carter Rowney Ducks Jersey . President of baseball operations Larry Beinfest was fired Friday after 12 years with the Marlins. The move came as the team neared the end of its third consecutive last-place season in the NL East. . Anthony Calvillo, through 20 CFL seasons, was frequently invincible and largely stoic in the heat of competition. But underneath the professional exterior he was, and is, compellingly human. TORONTO -- LeBron James?says he has no interest in discussing Phil Jacksons posse comments directed at the four-time MVP and his business associates should he cross paths with the New York Knicks president when the Cleveland Cavaliers play at Madison Square Garden this week.No, James said flatly after the Cavs 112-108 win over the Toronto Raptors on Monday when asked whether he would entertain a conversation with Jackson when Cleveland plays the Knicks on Wednesday.When asked to reflect on the discussion that his response to Jackson prompted, James brought up the racial undertones that he believed were part of Jacksons posse characterization.Didnt affect me, just know how much further we still have to go and how far we still have to go as African-Americans, even in the light of today, James said. For me, Ive built my career on and off the floor on the utmost respect, and Ive always given the utmost respect to everyone -- all my peers, people thats laid the path for me and laid the path for coaches, players, things of that nature.Ive always given respect to them, and its always, like I told you before, its always shade thrown on me, so. It means we got a lot more work to do, myself and the team. Weve got to continue to protect each other and continue to just be as great as we can be.James added that the comments wouldnt affect how hee approaches the Knicks game. Ryan Miller Jersey. o, James said. My only mindset is to get our guys ready and execute the game plan. I got a job to do every night and thats to lead this group, and Ill do that.James and business partner Maverick Carter slammed Jackson last month for what they perceived was an intended slight by the 11-time championship coach when he retold a story about James days with the Miami Heat in an interview with ESPNs Jackie MacMullan.It had to hurt when they lost LeBron, Jackson said. That was definitely a slap in the face. But there were a lot of little things that came out of that. When LeBron was playing with the Heat, they went to Cleveland, and he wanted to spend the night. They dont do overnights. Teams just dont. So now [coach Erik] Spoelstra has to text [Pat] Riley and say, What do I do in this situation? And Pat, who has iron-fist rules, answers: You are on the plane. You are with this team. You cant hold up the whole team because you and your mom and your posse want to spend an extra night in Cleveland.I always thought Pat had this really nice vibe with his guys. But something happened there where it broke down. I do know LeBron likes special treatment. He needs things his way. ' ' ' 
The Boston Bruins will try to take a commanding lead in the Stanley Cup Final tonight, as they host the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 4 from TD Garden. Bernardo Silva Manchester City Jersey . You can listen to the game live on TSN Radio 1050 and TSN Radio 690 and follow along on TSN.cas GameTracker at 8pm et/5pm pt. After losing Game 1 in a triple overtime, the Bruins have taken two in a row to grab a 2-1 edge in this best-of-seven set. Boston notched a 2-1 OT victory in Saturdays Game 2 battle in Chicago and then recorded a 2-0 triumph in Mondays clash at TD Garden. Chicago had its worst outing of the series in Game 3, but this years Presidents Trophy winners have a chance to tie the series on Wednesday. If the Blackhawks lose Game 4, however, theyll be faced with an elimination game when the teams meet again in Chicago on Saturday. Boston is 8-2 at home in the playoffs this year while Chicago is just 3-5 on the road. The visiting Blackhawks couldnt solve Tuukka Rask in Game 3, as Bostons goaltender stopped 28 shots for his third shutout of the playoffs. Rask has turned aside 120-of-125 shots so far in this series and is sporting a 1.64 goals against average in 19 playoff games this spring. "I mean, they had shots, but most of them came from the outside," said Rask. "We eliminated a lot of those rebound opportunities. I think thats something that every team likes to do, and we succeeded today." Boston received second-period goals from Daniel Paille and Patrice Bergeron on Monday, then turned to its goaltender in the third period to preserve the lead. Paille scored for the second straight game, while Bergeron dominated the faceoff circle, winning 24 of his 28 draws in Game 3. Jaromir Jagr registered an assist on Bergerons goal, giving him 197 playoff points in his career and moving the Czech star into sole possession of fifth place on the NHLs all-time list, one ahead of Paul Coffey. Jagr, who has no goals and eight assists in this postseason, is the only player never to have worn an Edmonton uniform in the top-five in playoff points. Wayne Gretzky (382), Mark Messier (295), Jari Kurri (233) and Glenn Anderson (214) are in spots 1-4. Chicago received a 33-save effort from Corey Crawford on Monday, but the club couldnt overcome the absence of star winger Marian Hossa, who was a late scratch for Game 3. The good news is the unspecified upper-body injury wont hold him out of tonights game, even though he did not skate this morning. Jamal Mayers skated on the second line, possibly holding a spot, while Ben Smith skated with the extra line. The likely return of Hossa, who was replaced by Smith in the lineup on Monday, could spark the struggling Chicago power play, which went 0-for-5 with the man advantage on Monday. The Blackhawks have failed to score on 11 power- play chances in this series and the club is just 7-for-62 on the man advantage in this postseason. "They box you out. They got big bodies. They blocked shots," said Quenneville about Bostons success on the penalty kill. "I think we had some chances to get some pucks through the net, we didnt. Our entries werent great. Thats something you want to look at." From a historical sense, Chicago needs to take Game 4 to have a realistic shot at winning this series. Although the Blackhawks came back from down 3-1 to defeat Detroit in the second round of this years playoffs, only one team in NHL history -- the 1942 Toronto Maple Leafs -- has ever come back to win a Stanley Cup Finals series after trailing three games to one. The Leafs erased a 3-0 deficit in that series to against the Red Wings. This series marks the first time Original Six franchises have met in the Stanley Cup Finals since 1979, when Montreal defeated the New York Rangers in five games. Boston has won five of the six postseason meetings with Chicago. Kevin De Bruyne Manchester City Jersey . Galatasaray said in a statement on its website Monday that Mancini signed a three-year contract and will be paid 3.5 million euros for the upcoming season, with his salary upped to 4. Vincent Kompany Manchester City Jersey . LOUIS -- Rookie Tavon Austin has missed another day of practice, lessening the odds hell be ready for the St. . It was the second consecutive win for the Pacers (2-5), who lost their first five preseason games. Jeff Teague led the Hawks (1-5) with 17 points and eight assists and Al Horford had 12 points and seven rebounds. Mike Scott scored 15 of his 17 points in the second half. Fnatics Counter-Strike: Global Offensive division announced today it has parted ways with Jesper JW Wecksell, Robin flusha R?nnquist and Freddy KRIMZ Johansson. The players have found a new home on Swedish organization Godsent, while Fnatic has picked up former Godsent players Simon Twist Eliasson and Jonas Lekr0 Olofsson.Additionally, Fnatic is bringing in John Wenton Eriksson, who has subbed for Fnatic in the past.Over the last months something similar has been brewing inside of our team, and regardless of the efforts all parties have tried to make to resolve the internal issues, it reached a point where there was a clear division within the team, Fnatic stated in its release on its website.Welcome to the family @twistCSGO @GODLekr0, and welcome back to @wentonCS! FNATIC (@FNATIC) August 15, 2016Prior to the moves, rumors of a Swedish team shuffle circulated following a tweet on the ELeague Twitter account from veteran esports journalist Richard Lewis. However, the common speculationn was that JW would move to Ninjas in Pyjamas, with no mention of Godsent originally. Ederson Moraes Manchester City Jersey. .Id pay particular attention to EnvyUs, fnatic and NaVi. @sdaohR- ELEAGUE (@EL) July 26, 2016Changes were already in motion following the ESL One Cologne 2016 major in early July. Things began moving faster, though, after Fnatic took second in the inaugural season of ELeague, dropping 2-0 to was formed when it acquired Team Ancient, which was founded by former Fnatic member Markus pronax Wallsten, in early April of this year.That team, including its new roster, is competing against Polish squad in the wildcard matchup of the ESL Pro League Season 4. The winner will qualify for the professional league, which includes Fnatic, Natus Vincere (NaVi), and more.Fnatic it will begin its ESL Pro League competition this week, with its first opponent yet to be announced. ' ' ' 
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has told the world his secret: Hes joining Manchester United. Greedy Williams Jersey .The enigmatic Swedish striker said Thursday on his official Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts that his next club will be the English Premier League giant. Ibrahimovic would be joining as a free agent, with his contract at Paris Saint-Germain expiring in the offseason.The English Premier League club is making no comment.Time to let the world know. My next destination is ManUtd, the 34-year-old Ibrahimovic told his 3.74 million followers on Twitter above an image of Uniteds club badge. He said the same on his Instagram account.Sections of the British media are reporting that Ibrahimovic will join on an initial one-year deal.Ibrahimovic, who retired from international duty with Sweden after his countrys group-stage exit from the European Championship last week, has been heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford in recent weeks. He told a news conference while on international duty last month that he had made a decision on his next club, but would not elaborate.Ibrahimovic would be linking up with former coach Jose Mourinho, who got on well with the pony-tailed forward during their time together at Inter Milan in the 2008-09 season.It would be Ibrahimovics first stint in England, having also played for Malmo, Ajax, Juventus, Barcelona and AC Milan. He has won league titles in four countries, most recently for four seasons in a row at PSG. Last season, Ibrahimovic scored 38 goals in 31 games in Frances Ligue 1, putting him second behind Luis Suarez in the list of top scorers in Europes top five leagues.A serial winner of trophies like Mourinho, Ibrahimovic said recently that, at 34, he is only warming up.I have proved age is just a number, he said. Everything is in your head. Whatever you want to do, you will do it. Its a mind game. If I want to make it, Ill make it.Mourinho has already signed Ivory Coast defender Eric Bailly since being announced as United manager last month, and the signing of Ibrahimovic would add competition in the striker department that was lacking at United last season under the now-departed coach, Louis van Gaal.Marcus Rashford, aged 18, finished the season as Uniteds No. 1 striker after Wayne Rooney dropped back into midfield and Anthony Martial was preferred as a left winger.United didnt qualify for the coming seasons Champions League. Sheldrick Redwine Youth Jersey . Pert has formerly spent time as an assistant coach with Cardiff City, Coventry City, and Bahrain mens national team. "Martyn is a highly-respected coach with experience at the top levels in England," said Whitecaps FC head coach Carl Robinson. Joe Thomas Youth Jersey .com) - Richie Incognito has reportedly been admitted to a psychiatric care unit in Arizona. . -- Eastern Kentucky thrives off creating havoc for others. ALAMEDA, Calif. -- The Raiders plan to place cornerback DJ Hayden on injured reserve because of a hamstring injury, potentially ending the former first-round picks stay in Oakland.Although the team had yet to make an official announcement, coach Jack Del Rio told reporters on Friday that Haydens season was finished.Hes got a substantial hamstring (injury) so hes not going to be returning this year to us, Del Rio said. That was a big blow. Thatll happen either tonight or tomorrow. Its unfortunate. He was playing well for us but thats the case.Hayden was injured on the second play in the fourth quarter of last weeks win against the Carolina Panthers and did not return. That ended an up-and-down season for the fifth-year player who had been playing mostly in nickel situations.Its always a blow when we lose any type of player because every piece that we have is critical for our success on the field, said TJ Carrie, who is likely to replace Hayden as Oaklands nickel back. A lot of other guys are going to have to step up. A lot of the younger guys are going to have to step up and be on notice for whatever happens with us in the back end.It is also a potentially cruel ending to Haydens tenure in Oakland.The Raiders went 14-34 during Haydens first three seasons but are 9-2 and leading the AFC West heading into Sundays home game against the Buffalo Bills. General manager Reggie McKenzie declined to pick up the option year on Haydens contract this past offseason, however, making him a free agent at the end of this season.Hayden did not come into the locker room during the media access period Friday. Carrie, a close friend, said his teammate is trying to remaain upbeat. Greedy Williams Youth Jersey. DJs a big part of our success defensively, what weve been able to do, Carrie said. As a professional, your hopes are going to be down for a little bit but at the end of the day I think hes still very positive in the sense he can be around us and definitely teach us some of the things that he knows and allow us to see some of the things hes seen on the field. That will be critical for all of us.The 12th overall pick in 2013, Hayden has played only one full season due to a history of injuries after suffering a near-fatal heart injury prior to his senior year in college. Hayden missed eight games as a rookie because of a groin injury and sat out the first six games in 2014 with a foot injury.He has all the tools to go as high as he wants to go, Raiders cornerback David Amerson said. I just always knew when he gets there mentally he could do all these things, that he could play with the best of them. That he was going to be an important piece, of any team, of our team. It sucks, man.Game notes Quarterback Derek Carr (finger) was removed from the injury list. . Defensive tackles Stacy McGee (ankle), Darius Latham (ankle) and linebacker Shalique Calhoun (knee) did not practice and are out. Wide receiver Michael Crabtree (ankle), center Rodney Hudson (knee), running back Latavius Murray (ankle), left guard Kelechi Osemele (knee) and linebackers Malcolm Smith (hamstring) and Perry Riley Jr. (hamstring) were all limited and questionable.----Online:AP NFL website: and ' ' ' 
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