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The Detroit Pistons and Cleveland Cavaliers will face each other Friday night for the first time since a somewhat chippy and intense playoff series last spring that ended in a Cleveland sweep in the first round. Chicago White Sox Jerseys . But the games were more competitive -- and physical -- than a typical sweep.Pistons forward Stanley Johnson, at the time only a rookie, bragged he thought he was in LeBron James head during the series. And if he wasnt, the Pistons certainly seemed to be targeting it.Andre Drummond clubbed James with a blow to the head during the series, and Marcus Morris caught James with a body shot. The series grew in intensity throughout, although both sides survived without serious injuries.James sat out Wednesdays loss at Indiana to rest, lowering the Cavs record in games without him to 4-16 since he returned to Cleveland three seasons ago. But hell be back in the lineup for Fridays game in Cleveland, and J.R. Smith could return after missing three games with a sore right ankle.The Cavs appear to have a decided edge over Detroit in rebounding. Although Drummond ranks second in the league in rebounding (13.8 per game), he isnt getting much help. The Pistons rank toward the middle of the pack in rebounding, while the Cavs rank fifth and feature two of the best in Kevin Love (10.8 rpg) and Tristan Thompson (9.9 rpg).The Pistons were smashed on the glass during Tuesdays loss at New York, losing the rebounding 52-40 while allowing the Knicks 19 offensive rebounds that led to 15 second-chance points. Given the number of extra looks the Knicks received, that figure shouldve been even higher.Well be able to go in and look at 10 or 12 plays that were just lack-of-effort plays, lack-of-focus plays, Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy told the Detroit Free Press. You cant afford that on the road and we continue to do that.The Pistons are perfect at home this season, but have just one road win in seven tries. Its a disappointing start for a team that expected to take a big leap after securing the eighth seed last season and pushing the eventual champions despite the sweep.Now the Cavs are rolling despite Wednesdays loss. Theyre among the league leaders in a number of offensive categories and coach Tyronn Lue believes they can play even better.Quickening the pace was a focus for Lue since taking over at midseason last year. He likes the way James pushes when the ball is in his hands, but believes the pace slows a bit when Kyrie Irving is in charge. After lagging near the bottom of the league in pace last season, the Cavs rank just outside the top 10 this year. They are one of 11 teams right now generating at least 100 possessions per game.I think offensively were doing a good job of sharing the basketball. Were trying to play with pace. We need to play even faster, Lue said. At times we play fast, at times we kind of slowly bring the ball up the court. So, if we play with pace were hard to stop. Reynaldo Lopez Jersey .com) - The Pittsburgh Penguins placed forward James Neal on injured reserve Tuesday. Custom Chicago White Sox Jerseys . Ouellette, from Montreal, already has three Olympic gold medals since joining the team in 1999. http://www.whitesoxteamshop.com/White-Sox-Nellie-Fox-Kids-Jersey/ . Arsenal failed to take full advantage of its main rivals stumbles on Saturday as substitute Gerard Deulofeu levelled with a hard shot from a tight angle in the 84th minute to give Everton a deserved point. Ahead of a crucial fortnight that will see them play against Napoli in the Champions League, Manchester City and Chelsea, Arsenal leads by five points ahead of Liverpool and Chelsea. The trophies could be the only prizes for the winners in several games during championship weekend.This is not the NCAA basketball tournament. Those titles dont automatically come with playoff spots, and in some cases, the wrong winner could ruin things for a conference.No more so than the Atlantic Coast Conference, where No. 19 Virginia Tech can only play spoiler to No. 3 Clemson. Not only would a victory by the Hokies likely cost Clemson and the ACC a chance to win the national championship, but it could also cost the conference $2 million.The College Football Playoff revenue distribution plan pays each conference $6 million for each team placed in the semifinals. The net loss would only be $2 million because Virginia Tech would be guaranteed a spot in the Orange Bowl as ACC champion (worth $4 million) and Clemson would be a good bet to be ranked high enough to end up in the Cotton Bowl and earn another $4 million for the conference.A rundown of what is on the line beyond playoff spots this weekend:SEC -- Florida would earn a Sugar Bowl bid by beating Alabama.Pac-12 -- If the winner of No. 4 Washington and No. 9 Colorado does not get into the playoff, it goes to the Rose Bowl. And if the winner does get into the playoff, the loser could very well end up in the Rose Bowl as the next highest ranked Pac-12 team in the last selection committee rankings.Big Ten -- Worst-case scenario for the winner of No. 8 Penn State vs. No. 6 Wisconsin is the Rose Bowl.Big 12 -- No. 11 Oklahoma State is at No. 7 Oklahoma in a de facto conference title game. The winner gets a Sugar Bowl bid and can hold out some very long shot playoff hopes.PLAYOFF IMPLICATIONSFRIDAYNo. 4 Washington (minus 7) vs. No. 9 Colorado, Pac-12 championship at Santa Clara, CaliforniaThe Huskies are tied for tops in the country in turnover margin at plus-18; the Buffaloes are plus-10 ... WASHINGTON 31-21.SATURDAYNo. 1 Alabama (minus 24) vs. No. 15 Florida, SEC championship at AtlantaYes, the Crimson Tide can lose and still make the playoff. Just dont tell Nick Saban ... ALABAMA 38-10.No. 3 Clemson (minus 10) vs. No. 119 Virginia Tech, ACC championship at Orlando, FloridaThe Tigers (8. Joe Crede Jersey. 67 per game) and Hokies (8.17) both rank in the top six in the country in tackles for loss ... CLEMSON 32-24.No. 6 Wisconsin (minus 2+) vs. No. 8 Penn State, Big Ten championship at IndianapolisThe Nittany Lions have become a big-play, quick strike team; Badger-ball is slow and steady and tops in the country in time of possession (35:14 per game) ... PENN STATE 27-21.NEW YEARS SIX IMPLICATIONSFRIDAYNo. 13 Western Michigan (minus 19) vs. Ohio, MAC championship at DetroitIf the undefeated Broncos get to the Cotton Bowl, will P.J. Fleck still be their coach? ... WESTERN MICHIGAN 35-17.SATURDAYNo. 11 Oklahoma State (plus 11) at No. 7 OklahomaThe folks in Stillwater are still seething about that Central Michigan loss and if the Cowboys do win this game, expect that to elevate to full-on screaming ... OKLAHOMA 48-35.Temple (plus 3) at No. 20 Navy, AAC championshipIf Western Michigan does lose, the winner here is likely to get that Cotton Bowl bid, though the selection committee would have to wait until Navy plays Army to make its final decision ... NAVY 28-24.CHAMPIONSHIP GAMESSATURDAYLouisiana Tech (plus 10) at Western Kentucky, Conference USA championshipThe Hilltoppers are trying to become the first repeat C-USA champs since East Carolina in 2008 and 09 ... WESTERN KENTUCKY 42-35.San Diego State (minus 7) at Wyoming, Mountain West Conference championshipAztecs star Donnel Pumphrey is 92 yards away from 2,000 on the season and 218 from breaking Ron Daynes FBS career record (6,397) ... SAN DIEGO STATE 28-23.LEFTOVERSBaylor (plus 17+) at No. 14 West VirginiaBears are trying to avoid a six-game losing streak after a 6-0 start ... WEST VIRGINIA 38-17.---Record: Last week 13-8 straight; 6-14 vs. points.Season: 192-85; 120-151-3.Upset specials: 4-9.Best bets: 4-9.---Follow Ralph D. Russo at www.Twitter.com/ralphDrussoAP---More AP college football: www.collegefootball.ap.org ' ' ' 
(STATS) -- Being snubbed from the FCS playoff field last season is no longer such a big concern for the University of North Dakota. Wholesale Air Jordan Free Shipping .Getting a playoff resume going this year is now the issue following the No. 19 Fighting Hawks 13-9 loss at Stony Brook in the season opener for both teams Thursday night.The Big Sky squad next faces an even more difficult assignment -- a Sept. 10 visit to Mid-American Conference power Bowling Green.Winning with defense and special teams is often UNDs forte, but Stony Brook (1-0) likes the same formula. The CAA Football team erased a 9-7 deficit when Gavin Heslop blocked a Austin Dussold punt attempt and Kye Morgan picked up the ball at UNDs 7-yard line and raced into the end zone with 8:52 to play.I thought our guys played hard, but we never got anything going offensively and when you give up a special teams touchdown, that makes it hard to win, UND coach Bubba Schweigert said. I thought our defense came up with a lot stops tonight, but give Stony Brook credit -- that was a physical football game and a tough one to lose.The two teams combined for only 398 yards (Stony Brook 221, UND 177). Safety Cole Reyes was UNDs defensive standout, scoring on a safety in the third quarter and totaling two fumble recoveries, a forced fumble, eight tackles, two tackles for loss and a sack.The game was tied 7-7 at halftime after both teams scored touchdowns in the second quarter. UNDs John Santiago scored on a 16-yard run and Stony Brooks Cal Daniels recovered teammate Jordan Gowins fumble which bounced into the Fighting Hawks end zone.The intersectional matchup was the return trip of Stony Brooks visit to UND in 2014 -- a 13-3 UND win which had only one offensive touchdown.---=STATS FCS TOP 25=ALL TIMES ETTHURSDAY, SEPT. 1No. 3 Jacksonville State (1-0) 31, North Alabama (0-1) 12Jacksonville State quarterback Eli Jenkins picked up where he left off in earning first-team All-America honors for the FCS runner-up last season. The senior gained 331 total yards, rushing for 101 yards and a touchdown and passing for 230 yards.Auburn transfer Roc Thomas carried the ball 20 times for 71 yards and three touchdowns. He also had four receptions for 53 yards.The Gamecocks gained 502 offensive yards, but committed 12 penalties for 106 yards.---=No. 6 Chattanooga (1-0) 66, Shorter (0-1) 0New starting quarterback Alejandro Bennifield was lifted from the game in the second quarter, but not before he threw touchdowns to four different receivers while Chattanooga built a 45-0 halftime lead. The junior finished 8 of 11 for 135 yards with an interception.Backup quarterback Tyler Roberson totaled three touchdowns -- two runs and a 9-yard reception from Bennifield.---=North Carolina State (1-0) 48, No. 9 William & Mary (0-1) 14The visiting Tribe allowed 21 unanswered points in the second quarter while falling behind 28-7 at halftime. N.C. State finished with 521 offensive yards.Tribe quarterback Steve Cluley passed for only 99 yards with two interceptions, but he accounted for both touchdowns on a 10-yard run and a 16-yard pass to DeVonte Dedmon.---=No. 15 The Citadel (1-0, 1-0 Southern) 24, Mercer (0-1, 0-1) 23The Citadel has beaten Mercer in three straight seasons by a combined five points. The difference in this years Southern Conference opener was Middle Tennessee State graduate transfer Cody Clarks 35-yard field goal with 2:20 left.The Bulldogs, playing on the road without suspended quarterback Dominique Allen, scored on their first three possessions, including Tyler Renew (27 carries, 146 yards) going 70 yards on the games second play, for a 21-3 lead in the first quarter. But a pair of touchdown runs by quarterback John Russ helped Mercer to 20 unanswered points and a 23-21 lead.Clarks winning field goal capped a 15-play drive for the defending co-SoCon champion, whose new coach, Brent Thompson, won his debut.---=No. 20 Western Illinois (1-0) 38, Eastern Illinois (0-1) 21Charlie Fisher won his Western Illinois coaching debut on the road as sophomore Steve McShane rushed for 207 yards and two touchdowns, including a 70-yarder, on 28 carries.Quarterback Mitch Kimbles 323 passing yards and three total touchdowns werent enough for Eastern Illinois as third-year coach Kim Dameron fell to 0-9 in non-conference games.---=FRIDAY, SEPT. 2=Syracuse (1-0) 33, No. 21 Colgate (0-1) 7Jake Melvilles 19-yard touchdown pass to Owen Rockett opened the scoring six minutes into the game, but Colgate surrendered the final 33 points. The defending Patriot League champion was outgained 554-143 in yards.Melville completed 10 of 22 passes for 82 yards. Syracuse quarterback Eric Dungey was 34-for-40 for 355 yards and two touchdowns, and backup Zack Mahoney completed his six passes for 82 yards.---=SATURDAY, SEPT. 3=Kentucky State (0-0) at No. 7 Charleston Southern (0-0), 11:45 a.m.---=No. 23 Villanova (0-0) at Pittsburgh (0-0), 1:30 p.m.---=No. 4 Richmond (0-0) at Virginia (0-0), 3:30 p.m.---=Central Washington (0-0) at No. 17 Portland State (0-0), 5:30 p.m.---=Morehead State (0-0) at No. 12 James Madison (0-0), 6 p.m.---=St. Augustines (0-0) at No. 25 North Carolina A&T (0-0), 6 p.m.---=Valparaiso (0-0) at No. 10 Illinois State (0-0), 7 p.m.---=Tarleton State (0-0) at No. 11 McNeese (0-0), 7 p.m.---=Oklahoma Panhandle State (0-0) at No. 2 Sam Houston State (0-0), 7 p.m.---=No. 24 Towson (0-0) at South Florida (0-0), 7 p.m.---=No. 5 Northern Iowa (0-0) at Iowa State (0-0), 8 p.m.---=No. 16 Coastal Carolina (0-0) at Lamar (0-0), 8 p.m.---=No. 8 South Dakota State (0-0) at TCU (0-0), 8 p.m.---=No. 14 Eastern Washington (0-0) at Washington State (0-0), 8 p.m.---=No. 22 New Hampshire (0-0) at San Diego State (0-0), 8:30 p.m.---=Saint Francis (0-0) at No. 13 Montana (0-0), 9 p.m.---=No. 18 Northern Arizona (0-0) at Arizona State (0-0), 10:45 p.m. Cheap Air Jordans . Coach Mike Munchak says Fokou stretched ligaments in his left knee Oct. 13 against Seattle, which could keep out up to five weeks even though the linebacker didnt need surgery. Air Jordan Shoes From China . He said Tuesday thats a big reason why he is now the new coach of the Tennessee Titans. Whisenhunt said he hit it off quickly with Ruston Webster when interviewing for the job Friday night. http://www.cheapairjordan.com/ . LeBron James and Chris Bosh didnt need any more. Williams scored 11 points in 10 minutes, Alan Anderson scored 17 points, and the Brooklyn Nets finished the exhibition season with a 108-87 win over the Miami Heat on Friday night. Youve heard this story before -- another Thursday, another ugly slate.Only nine games are on the schedule, and outside of two or three names, cash pickings are slim, especially considering the days only elite option isnt eligible for the late slate. Nonetheless, well wade through the wasteland and do our best to make it work. Is it Friday yet?PitchingElite Its a one-man show in the elite tier on Thursday, with Stephen Strasburg leading the way with a home start against the Dodgers. Since returning from the disabled list, the right-hander has picked up where he left off, allowing just two runs over his last 21 2/3 innings. His 10.8 K/9 is top five in baseball, and his 24.4 hard-hit percentage is the fourth-lowest mark in the game. A matchup against the Dodgers isnt cake by any means, but Los Angeles has been middle of the road versus righties this year, so its not exactly an intimidating matchup, either. On a day where the pitching depth is thin, Strasburg stands out as a premium arm worth paying for. Keep in mind, though, that an afternoon start means hell be ineligible for late-slate contests.Solid It appears that vintage Adam Wainwright is back. Not only did the former Cy Young winner toss a three-hit shutout against Miami his last time out, he now owns a 2.30 ERA and 8.4 K/9 since the beginning of June, spanning eight starts. That dominance should continue with the Padres coming to town. San Diego just might be the most exploitable team in baseball versus right-handed pitching, with an 81 wRC+ and a 25 percent strikeout rate. With Strasburg and the Nationals having an early start time, Wainwright is one of the days top cash-game anchors for evening action.Going to Yankee Stadium to face the Yankees isnt what it used to be. What was once the most intimidating matchup in baseball is now a below-average lineup that does little damage at home and is one of the worst in the AL versus righty pitching. Enter Chris Tillman. The Orioles right-hander has delivered three straight seven-inning, one-run performances and should keep on rolling in this favorable spot. Although the Yankees arent a big strikeout team, its worth noting that Tillman whiffed a season-high nine batters in seven frames when he last faced the Bronx Bombers in June.Even on a short slate, Francisco Liriano cant be considered cash-game viable. He walks too many batters (5.7 BB/9), allows too many homers (hes on pace to allow 25 dingers after surrendering 15 all of last year) and gives up too much hard contact (36 percent). That said, he definitely warrants consideration in GPPs. The left-hander owns a career 9.2 K/9 and is squaring off a Brewers team thats below average against lefties and fans at a 24 percent clip.Sonny Gray is hard to trust in cash games. A 5.12 ERA will do that. However, the thin slate, combined with a prime home matchup against Tampa Bay, puts the As righty on the radar. The Rays have been one of the worst teams in baseball against right-handed pitching, mustering a .302 wOBA and 25 percent strikeout rate. Things have only gotten worse in July, with a .277 wOBA and 24 percent whiff rate. While Gray has struggled this year, he has posted quality starts in four of his last five outings, so hes at least showing positive signs. Its hard to get a matchup much better than this.Opposing Gray is Matt Moore, who draws an appealing road matchup against Oakland. The As are better against lefties than righties, but theyre still only league average, at best, and have really floundered so far in July (85 wRC+). Moore, meanwhile, sports a 2.51 ERA and 1.03 WHIP over his last seven starts. Dont expect a high strikeout total, as the As make tons of contact, but this is still a great spot for the left-hander to succeed.Streamers Theres not much confidence to be found among Thurssdays streaming options, but Jerad Eickhoff looks like one of the days better bets. Wholesale Nike Air Jordan. . Available in 65 percent of ESPN.com leagues, Eickhoff draws a home start against a Marlins team thats merely average versus righty pitching and sports the second-lowest ISO (.133) in the National League. Take out his Coors Field start, and the Phillies righty owns a 2.34 ERA over his last eight outings.After Eickhoff, it might be best to just sit tight and wait for some safer streaming options to emerge Friday. Tom Koehler has a favorable matchup against a bad Phillies offense, but his 4.7 BB/9 is worrisome and he hasnt posted a quality start in over a month. Although the Orioles arent as dangerous as you might think against left-handed pitching (91 wRC+), CC Sabathia has a 7.94 ERA over his last five starts. It might be worth rolling the dice with James Shields, who has allowed two or fewer runs in each of his last four starts. Then again, a guy with homer problems facing the Tigers at U.S. Cellular Field, which greatly boosts both right- and left-handed power, carries a fair amount of blowup potential.Weve witnessed Julio Urias upside, but he has battled inconsistency and the Nationals hammer left-handed pitching. And even if you like what youve seen out of Mike Foltynewicz this season, you certainly arent going to run him out there in Coors Field.HittingFirst off, lets focus on the Coors Field game. The Braves lineup is as weak as they come, but its still a good idea to get some exposure against Chad Bettis, who has posted a 6.09 ERA at Coors this season. Freddie Freeman, who has five career homers at Coors in 14 games, is the most enticing option here.Squaring off against Bettis in the Coors game is Mike Foltynewicz. The right-hander has shown some good things this year, but left-handed swingers have still been a problem. In 72 career innings against them, he has surrendered a .396 wOBA. If you can afford them, Charlie Blackmon and Carlos Gonzalez are both prime plays.Saturdays road start against the Red Sox does not set up well for Tyler Duffey. The right-hander has trouble against right-handed hitters (.377 wOBA) and also has trouble keeping the ball in the park. Not only does Fenway Park inflate right-handed power, but the Red Sox have plenty of right-handed bats -- Mookie Betts, Dustin Pedroia, Xander Bogaerts, Hanley Ramirez -- that can do damage.With Mike Pelfrey taking the mound for the Tigers on Saturday, feel free to load up on White Sox bats. Pelfrey has been pounded by lefty hitters this season (.390 wOBA), but righty hitters have hit him hard, too, (.368 wOBA), so you dont need to focus only on batters that carry the platoon advantage.Andrew Cashner could be in for a long night against St. Louis, which sports the best offense in the NL against right-handed pitching (117 wRC+). Cashner has been drilled by right-handed bats this season (.395 wOBA), and he has had trouble with lefty bats in the past (.383 wOBA against lefty hitters in 2015). He also has been a powder keg away from Petco Park this season, sporting a 7.83 ERA. All Cardinals bats are in play here regardless of platoon advantage, making this a nice stacking opportunity if you have the funds.Most likely to go yard: Carlos GonzalezGonzalez mashes righties. Foltynewicz struggles against lefty hitters. Coors Field is the venue. Mix it all together and chances are well see Cargo go deep on Thursday.Most likely to swipe a bag: Ian KinslerJames Shields has not been good at holding runners on this season, so the Tigers will be looking to take advantage. Kinsler, who has nine swipes on the year, will test the veteran right-hander if he gets the chance. ' ' ' 
NEW YORK -- Despite playing less than 24 hours before, Craig Anderson wanted to be in net when the Ottawa Senators took on the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden. Andy Pettitte Jersey .The goalie got his wish and made 33 saves in a 2-0 shutout victory Sunday night. Anderson is 7-1-1 in nine regular-season starts at Madison Square Garden.Its New York man, Anderson said. Its one of those buildings theres a lot of history. Great team over there and its one of those things you just get up for. The historic buildings who knows how long theyll be around for. Youre fortunate enough to be a part of it and thats kind of the way I address that mentally.Jean-Gabriel Pageau and Mark Stone scored in the second period.Ottawa improved to 6-3 in the road. It also improved to 3-0 in the second night of back-to-back sets.To have to play here back to back on the road and get a team thats been firing from all cylinders, Senators coach Guy Boucher said. One of the best offensive teams in the league and to get a shutout you cant ask for better.Pageau scored 1:54 into the second. Zach Smith worked the puck behind the Rangers net to Tom Pyatt, who drew in two defenders and fed Pageau in front of the net for his third goal of the season.It was a really nice play by (Smith) and Pyatt nice pass, Pageau said. I was just trying to put it on net and that was in our game plan. Go in the blue paint and try to put pucks on net. So thats what I tried to do.The Senators scored again on a power play. Stone fired a wrist shot from inside the faceoff circle for his sixth goal of the season.Rangers goalie Antti Raanta made 18 saves in his first loss of the season. He was making his first start since Nov. 21 against Pittsburgh.The Rangers were 8-0-1 at home through their first nine games before going 0-3-1 in their last four games at Madison Square Garden.New Yorks power play struggled against the Senators, going 0 for 4. The Senators were 1 for 3.We had a couple power plays with some open nets and when a team is playing that good defensively, Derek Stepan said. They didnt make a single mistake -- you have to execute perfectly all the way to your dumps. We just were a little off and they defended extremely well and thats the story tonight.Ottawa forward Derick Brassard played against the Rangers for the first time since he was traded over the summer. New York sent Brassard to Ottawa on July 18 for Mika Zibanejad and a draft pick.Im really thankful for the fans here and for appreciating my work here the last four years, Brassard said.Game notes Adam Clendening and Oscar Lindberg were healthy scratches for the Rangers. ... Mika Zibanejad missed his fourth game with a broken left fibula. ... Fredrik Claesson and Max McCormick were scratched for the Senators.UP NEXT:Rangers: Host Carolina on Tuesday night.Senators: Host Buffalo on Tuesday night. Charlie Morton Jersey . 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Charlie Adam scored both of Stokes goals at Britannia Stadium either side of Robin van Persies equalizer, with a miserable day for seventh-place United capped by first-half injuries to centre halves Jonny Evans and Phil Jones that forced them off. WASHINGTON -- John Tortorella had worried about Sundays game, the first matinee for the Columbus all season. He didnt want the Washington Capitals to get off to a quick start.The Capitals scored on Nicklas Backstroms goal barely three minutes into the game, but the Blue Jackets didnt fold and got a last-minute goal with Backstrom in the penalty box and escaped with their fourth straight win, 3-2 over the angry Capitals. Backstrom was called for high-sticking Nick Foligno with 1:34 remaining, a penalty that the Capitals vehemently disputed.Alexander Wennberg took a pass from Foligno and slammed it past Capitals goalie Braden Holtby with 54 seconds left in the game. The goal was confirmed after a video review.It was the Blue Jackets second power play goal of the game, and Washington coach Barry Trotz didnt like the call that cost his team.If you see the replay, he doesnt really touch him, and his head pops up when (Backstroms) stick is already on the way down. Thats just a little disrespectful to the game, Trotz said. The penalty call was not great for me.Backstrom, who also assisted on Alex Ovechkins ninth goal of the season midway through the second period, didnt think he touched Foligno.Last two minutes you get a penalty thats not a penalty, thats tough, Backstrom said.Columbus has its longest winning streak since they ran off nine straight wins from March 18-April 4, 2015.Sometimes it seemed like they took over the game more and more but we started to play smart and at the end of the game we felt like we played smart and got opportunity to score, Wennberg said. Find a way to win. Its as eeasy as that. Jose Altuve Jersey. Tortorella, who has eliminated morning skates from the Blue Jackets routine, talked to his team about the perils of getting off to a slow start.They score one, but they dont score the two and three where it can really knock you out in an afternoon game like this, really a morning game, he said. That steadied us a little bit.Ovechkins ninth goal of the season gave the Capitals a 2-1 lead, but the Blue Jackets tied it just 14 seconds into the third period on Brandon Dubinskys second goal of the season.Columbus goal by Foligno six minutes into the second period broke Washingtons streak of 15 straight successful penalty kills.Other than the disputed call, Trotz didnt find much to find fault with -- even though it was the Capitals second loss in five days to the Blue Jackets.They played a solid game. We played a solid game. Theres not going to be a lot of mistakes, Trotz said.Game notes Washington was without C Lars Eller and RW T.J. Oshie. Both have upper-body injuries. They were injured in Fridays game against Detroit. . C Paul Carey was recalled from AHL Hershey. . Columbus D Dalton Prout (upper body) missed his third straight game. . D Todd Jones (foot) was out for the sixth straight game. Tortorella says Jones is back practicing with the team, but isnt sure when hell return.UP NEXT:Blue Jackets: Host Colorado on Monday. They play five games in seven nights.Capitals: Continue season-long five-game homestand against St. Louis on Wednesday. ' ' ' 
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. Wholesale Air Max 90 Clearance . -- Big dents to their bank accounts for helmet-to-helmet hits on Cam Newton arent deterring Denver Broncos defenders Brandon Marshall and Darian Stewart.Ill do it again, Marshall declared shortly after saying hell fight his $24,309 fine for launching himself at Newton in Denvers 21-20 win over the Carolina Panthers in the NFL opener last week.Im not going to change the way I play the game, asserted Stewart, who was fined $18,231 for his high hit against the leagues reigning MVP.Marshall wasnt flagged for his hit, which the NFL deemed an impermissible use of the helmet (including illegal launching), according to its 2016 schedule of fines.Stewart was fined for roughing the QB in the final minute, a penalty that was nullified on the field when Newton was whistled for intentional grounding. Although Stewarts hit left Newton motionless on the ground, he wasnt checked for a concussion until after the game.Super Bowl MVP Von Miller and cornerback Bradley Roby didnt find FedEx envelopes in their lockers like Marshall and Stewart did Wednesday as they avoided any fines for their own helmet-to-helmet hits on Newton.For what? We didnt do anything, Miller told The Associated Press. I could see if we did something wrong.The four hits on Newton, three of which werent flagged, sparked a debate about league safety, the viability of option quarterbacks in the NFL and the notion that Denver plays dirty.Newton dismissed news of the fines.My job is to win football games, not lobby for my health, Newton said Wednesday, adding he feels great and he didnt want to dwell on the previous game and the hits.The Broncos said their job was to keep playing stout defense.Ill just say this: we play hard and were going to continue to play hard, coach Gary Kubiak said. Its really difficult defensively when you have a quarterback who goes from a passer to a runner and youre committed (as a defender) and thats what both of these guys were.We understand that you have to stay away from the head, but were going to continue to play hard. That ones in the past. Were moving on.Not entirely.Although they avoided suspensions, Marshall and Stewart said theyd appeal their fines.I felt like he was running with the ball and I was trying to make a play, Stewart said. He was doing that the whole game. I was just being aggressive, but not really aiming for the head.Panthers left tackle Michael Oher was glad to hear about the fines, but would have preferred flags.Well, I wish some calls could have gotten made in the game, he said. There were some calls that could have been made. But maybe in the future he will be treated more like a quarterback.Marshall insists Newton has to be treated like a 250-pound running back when he leaves the pocket. He also found himself wishing hed been flagged for his hit on Newton because that might have resulted in a fine such as Stewarts.Because there was no whistle, the league determined the violation and fined him $6,078 more than Stewart.Thats a huge fine, Marshall said. And I know what it looked like. It looked bad. But thats a lot of money. So, yes, Im upset about it. I wasnt expecting that amount. Honestly, the truth be told, I was expecting Stew to get more than me.On another front, Marshall said he was finalizing an endorsement deal from music mogul Russell Simmonss Rushcard after losing two endorsements over his kneeling during the national anthem before the opener in support of Colin Kaepernicks protest of social injustices and police treatment of minorities.Marshall, who has pledged to donate to military charities and expand his work in the community, also met with Denver police chief Robert White on Tuesday.Marshall said he will accept Whites invitation to participate in a shoot-or-dont-shoot training simulator and to go on a ride-along with police officers.---AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and AP NFL Twitter feed: www.twitter.com/AP-NFL---AP Sports Writer Steve Reed contributed. Follow AP Pro Football Writer Arnie Melendrez Stapleton on Twitter: http://twitter.com/arniestapleton Air Max 90 From China . By having more great seasons. 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One very important reminder of just how good Pittsburghs offense can look when all of its dynamic parts are moving in sync.Seven days after a 31-point meltdown in Philadelphia, the Steelers overwhelmed the Chiefs 43-14 behind five touchdowns passes from Roethlisberger and 178 yards of total offense from running back LeVeon Bell.I told the guys before the game, were driving a car and we dont have a rearview mirror right now, Roethlisberger said. Were not looking back. Were looking forward. Were moving on. We did a pretty good job moving on.Sure looked like it.Roethlisberger hit Brown -- wearing cleats featuring the profile of golf great and western Pennsylvania native Arnold Palmer -- for a pair of scores. Roethlisberger also found Markus Wheaton, Darrius Heyward-Bey and Jesse James for touchdowns on his way to finishing 22 of 27 for 300 yards.When youve got a Hall of Fame quarterback, it looks good like that, center Maurkice Pouncey said the Steelers improved to 3-1.It helps when the franchise running back is allowed to join in too. Bell returned from a torn MCL that cut short his 2015 season and a three-game suspension for violating the NFLs substance abuse policy and looked every bit as dangerous as he did when he was an All-Pro in 2014, which also happened to be the last time Bell, Brown and Roethlisberger started and finished a game together.I didnt really feel like I was rusty, Bell said. I was more anxious if anything.There was no need, not on a night Pittsburghs struggling defense repaid a pre-game pep talk by Hall of Fame linebacker Kevin Greene by throttling the Chiefs (2-2). The Steelers forced a pair of first-quarter turnovers that Roethlisberger promptly turned into touchdowns during a franchise-record 22-point deluge. Pittsburgh, which came in with just one sack on the season -- dead last in the league -- but getting to Kansas Citys Alex Smith four times and never allowing the Chiefs to get into a rhythm. Wholesale Air Max 90. We wanted to getem one dimensional and takeem to the deep end of the pool, Steelers linebacker Vince Williams said.Smith was 30 of 50 for 287 yards and two inconsequential fourth-quarter touchdowns after things were well out of hand. Spencer Ware ran for 82 yards but also fumbled in the first quarter that kick-started Pittsburghs record-setting run.NO EXCUSESKansas City coach Andy Reid hardly bothered to spin the worst loss of his three-plus years with the Chiefs.This is my responsibility, Reid said. We clearly didnt play well enough as a football team. We didnt coach well enough. I take full responsibility for it and make sure we make it right.The Chiefs run an offense similar to the one the Eagles used to roll up 34 points against Pittsburgh last week. Yet Kansas City was never in it over the final 45 minutes and trailed 36-0 going into the fourth quarter.You own this right now, you wear it, and it stinks, Smith said.CHARLES RETURNSKansas City running back Jamaal Charles ran one time for 6 yards in his first game since tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee last October. It was perhaps the lone bright spot on an otherwise forgettable night.To get him back in the mix and get him worked in more and more, it will only help us, Smith said.INJURIESChiefs: Running back Knile Davis was evaluated for a concussionSteelers: Right tackle Marcus Gilbert went down with a left ankle injury late in the first half and did not return. Linebacker Anthony Chickillo (knee) and Jarvis Jones (ankle) and Heyward-Bey (shoulder) all left in the second half and did not return.UP NEXTChiefs: are off next week before traveling to take on the suddenly dangerous Oakland Raiders on Oct. 16. Kansas City is 5-1 against the Raiders under Reid.Steelers: Begin a three-game swing against AFC East teams next Sunday when they host the New York Jets. ' ' ' 
OKLAHOMA CITY -- The Golden State Warriors want to lure Kevin Durant and put even more offensive firepower on the floor. Brock Holt Jersey .Durant, the top prize in this years free-agent class, met with the Warriors on Friday in the Hamptons. A person close to the situation said Warriors owner Joe Lacob, general manager Bob Myers, coach Steve Kerr and All-Stars Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson were among those present. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to publicly discuss the matter.Durant, the four-time scoring champion and 2014 MVP with the Oklahoma City Thunder, is scheduled to meet with the Miami Heat on Sunday. Media reports say he scheduled meetings with the Boston Celtics, San Antonio Spurs and Los Angeles Clippers.It makes sense for the Warriors to try to add Durant -- he averaged 30 points per game against them in this years Western Conference finals and torched them for a career-high 54 points in 2014.Durant could make a record-setting franchise even better. Golden State set the NBA record with 73 wins and led the league in scoring. The Warriors fell just short of a repeat NBA title, however, losing to Cleveland in seven games.Adding Durant certainly would improve their chances of getting back to the top next year while dealing a blow to the Thunder, one of their top rivals in the West. Oklahoma City had a 3-1 lead on the Warriors in the conference finals before losing the next three games. Durant has had to carry much of the scoring load for the Thunder over the years, but having Curry and Thompson next to him would open up space to operate that he hasnt had during his tenure in Oklahoma City.Durant led the Thunder to the NBA Finals in 2012, and to the Western Conference finals in four of the past six years -- and hes only 27. He recovered from a broken bone in his right foot that cost him much of last season to post one of the best years of his career this season- 28.2 points, 8.2 rebounds and 5.0 assists per game.Durant met with Thunder general manager Sam Presti on Thursday, the eve of free agency. If he stays put, Oklahoma City appears to have the tools to make a move in the West. Hed still have dynamic point guard Russell Westbrook by his side, and Steven Adams and Enes Kanter are emerging young stars. The Thunder made a draft night trade and sent forward Serge Ibaka to Orlando for guard Victor Oladipo, forward Ersan Ilyasova and draft pick Domantas Sabonis, improving the teams depth and shoring up a question mark at shooting guard.Durant can maximize his earning potential by signing a deal with the Thunder that allows him to become a free agent again next year, then signing a longer deal when the salary cap takes another jump.---AP Sports Writer Janie McCauley in San Francisco and Tim Reynolds in Miami contributed to this report. Mitch Moreland Jersey . LOUIS -- Mike Smith is used to facing plenty of shots, so this was nothing new. Craig Kimbrel Jersey . -- Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson asked his players a simple question during Fridays morning shootaround: How many of them had ever been on a team 14 games over . http://www.theredsoxteamshop.com/Red-Sox-Wade-Boggs-Kids-Jersey/ . Luis Suarezs double powered Liverpool to a 4-0 victory over Fulham, and Southampton easily overcame Hull 4-1 to continue the south coast clubs impressive start to the season. Liverpool and Southampton sent Chelsea down to fourth place as the west London club was held to 2-2 at home. INDIANAPOLIS -- IndyCar has fined Schmidt Peterson Motorsports $20,000 and penalized the team and Canadian driver James Hinchcliffe 25 points for an infraction found in postrace inspection in Texas.Jay Frye, IndyCars president of competition and operations, said Wednesday that the skid plate on the No. 5 entry found to be worn and in violation of rules after the race Saturday night at Texas Motor Speedway.This was both a performance advantage andd a safety concern, Frye said. Pedro Martinez Jersey. The domed portion of the skid had been ground down to the point it would have been ineffective.It was not known if the penalties will be appealed.Hinchcliffe finished second behind Graham Rahal in the closest finish ever for an IndyCar race at the high-banked, 1 1/2-mile oval. ' ' ' 
NORTON, Mass. Air Max 720 Rebajas . -- The PGA Tours second leg of the FedEx Cup playoffs will continue next year in the same place on the schedule, but with a new title sponsor.EMC Corporation will take over title sponsorship from Deutsche Bank, though the new official name of the event at TPC Boston has yet to be announced.The PGA Tour would not disclose the length of the new sponsorship.The Deutsche Bank Championship was first introduced in 2003, becoming a playoff event with the inaugural playoff series four years later.This years edition of the event begins Friday, ending with its traditional Labor Day finish.Rickie Fowler is the tournaments defending champion. Air Max 720 Baratas Online . There are surprises among the Vezina candidates, but most of the others are standard top-tier performers, even if the two Hart Trophy runners-ups have never been quite as good as they have been through the first half of the season. Air Max 720 España . -- The plastic that was taped across the lockers in Oaklands clubhouse came down and the champagne that was on ice went back into the cooler. http://www.airmax720baratas.es/ . The Americans, skipped by John Shuster, seized the advantage in the eighth end by scoring five points for a 7-3 lead. The Czechs pulled two back in the ninth, but Shusters team of third Jeff Isaacson, second Jared Zezel and lead John Landsteiner ended with another point to secure the last Olympic berth on offer. MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- When Philip Speerings mother told him she would do something special for him making good grades, he focused on the Cleveland Cavaliers only visit to Memphis to face the Grizzlies.Speering, 15, wanted to see LeBron James. He wanted to see Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love.Speering got his wish to see the Cavaliers and Grizzlies game Wednesday night, but without Clevelands main three players in the ever-growing playing maintenance NBA teams are employing.Honestly, I feel like they should come and support their (fans), said Speering in a Believeland T-shirt. I understand rest, but its kind of disappointing.Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue announced immediately after beating Memphis 103-86 in Cleveland on Tuesday night that James, Irving and Love would not make the overnight, one-game trip. The Cavaliers next game is at home Saturday against the Lakers.The Grizzlies took a similar approach to Tuesdays game in Cleveland. Center Marc Gasol was left at home rather than making that trip. Theres an increase in teams relying on minute calculations or number of games in a stretch in deciding to sit their main players.That can be upsetting to visiting teams fans who -- in the Cavaliers case -- have only one chance to see Cleveland come to town. With the Cavs in the Eastern Conference and Memphis in the West, the teams face each other twice a season -- once on each others floor.Throughout Wednesday, sports talk show hosts debated the decision -- both from the focus of the team, but also from the fans, some of whom paid premium prices for the one opportunity to see the defending champions. Some noted in sharing ticket packages, the Cleveland visit was among the first games selected.Rick McKenna of Memphis was sitting by himself in the stands. A native of Ravenna, Ohio, he said he paid $400 for his ticket.Luee said a combination of factors contributed to the decision. Air Max 720 Baratas. The Cavs played four games in six nights before the Tuesday game against the Grizzlies. James has not had his usual pep, Lue said, Love has dealt with back issues, although he had 29 points and 13 rebounds in Tuesdays win, and Irving has dealt with tired legs.All three were listed as not with the team due to rest.It was pretty much the circumstance. It wasnt like; `were coming to Memphis; were going to sit our guys. Lue said.The reasoning still doesnt sit well with fans. Jaden Jenkins, 14, of Memphis was decked out in his Cavaliers shirt in the pregame. He noted it was pretty upsetting when he heard James wasnt playing, but even worse, when Love and Irving were added to the mix.If a player only plays one game at a particular location, they should play that night, Jenkins said.Mark Edge and his 12-year-old son, Coleman, of Bartlett, Tennessee, a Memphis suburb, marked the game on the calendar as soon as the schedule was released. The father said it might be the only NBA game they attend this season.Its like if you had a lollipop and someone stole it, Coleman Edge said.The disappointment was tempered somewhat when a member of the Cavaliers security staff approached and, said the team liked to have people in Cleveland gear on their bench during pregame.At that point, Coleman was escorted to the Cavs bench. He wouldnt see James or Irving, but he was perhaps sitting in the same seat they would have occupied if they made the trip to Memphis.And his father could find a bright spot to the whole episode.Were kind of disappointed, Mark Edge said, but its still a nice father-son night. Were still making memories. ' ' ' 
New Zealand might soon have its first Supercars champion in 25 years, but its about to lose its only team in the series. Adam Wainwright Jersey .Kiwi outfit Super Black Racing on Friday confirmed it had sold its entitlement contract to current driver Tim Blanchard.Blanchard, whose family has a long history in motorsport, will race his entry next season out of the Brad Jones Racing stable.Super Black Racing team manager Greg Hahn said they did not get the support they needed from New Zealand to continue on.Its disappointing for the team and for our driver Chris Pither but, hopefully, it wont be the last time you see Super Black Racing on the grid line up, he said in a statement.Championship leader Shane van Gisbergen, in prime position to win his maiden title, was disappointed by the news.It was especially surprising given the amount of support they had last round in Auckland.Its pretty sad, he said.I think thats the second Kiwi team thats gone. Its pretty important to have that Kiwi side of support.Van Gisbergen is 191 points clear of Holden Red Bull Racing teammate Jamie Whincup, with 300 points on offer this weekend.The last Kiwi to win the Australian touring car crown was Jim Richards in 1991. Mark McGwire Jersey . -- Three close looks at the bucket, three misses. Bob Gibson Jersey . -- Jacksonville wide receiver Cecil Shorts will likely be a game-time decision whether hell play Sunday in the Jaguars home game against the San Diego Chargers. http://www.cardinalsrookiestore.com/Cardinals-Jason-Motte-Kids-Jersey/ .Y. -- Vancouver Canucks goaltender Roberto Luongo had little trouble picking up his first shutout of the season against a Buffalo Sabres team thats having trouble scoring goals. A look at whats happening all around the majors Tuesday:---SLUGGING IT OUTOffense is expected when the Orioles and Blue Jays play the AL wild-card game in Toronto. Baltimore led the majors with 253 home runs this season, and Toronto was fourth with 221 -- as Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said Monday, when these AL East rivals meet, theyre normally slugfests.The pitching matchup favors the Os. Jays right-hander Marcus Stroman was 1-2 with a 7.04 ERA in four starts against Baltimore this season, while Orioles right-hander Chris Tillman was 1-0 with a 3.63 ERA in four starts against Toronto.WILD ON WEDNESDAYThe Giants have arrived in New York ahead of Wednesdays NL wild-card showdown with the Mets. Ace left-hander Madison Bumgarner will take the ball just as the 2014 World Series MVP did two years ago at Pittsburgh with the season on the line. Noah Syndergaard will oppose Bumgarner, whose `14 postseason was among the best ever by a pitcher.San Francisco inched into the playoffs on the seasons final day this year following an uninspiring second half, but theyre still exuding confidence that their even-year World Series success can continue. That energys back, pitcher Jake Peavy said after a win over the Dodgers on Sunday. This isnt the last game were playing at AT&T ballpark, theres no chance.HELP WANTEDThhe Braves are on the hunt for a full-time manager ahead of their move to SunTrust Park in 2017. Mike Shannon Jersey. Despite offering praise for interim skipper Brian Snitker on Monday, team president John Hart said Atlanta will bring in former big league managers Bud Black and Ron Washington to interview for the job. Snitker has already been interviewed and is still in the running after helping the youthful Braves win 50 of their final 97 games.Elsewhere, the Diamondbacks are seeking help after firing general manager Dave Stewart and manager Chip Hale, and the Rockies need a new manager after Walt Weiss resigned Monday.NEW DIRECTIONThe Twins are moving forward after their worst season since moving to Minnesota, and doing it with a new baseball operations boss. They formally announced 33-year-old Cleveland Indians assistant general manager Derek Falvey as their new chief baseball officer Monday, putting him in charge of turning around a team that lost by far the most games (103) in the majors. Falvey has a promising young core of position players to lean on, plus veterans Brian Dozier and Joe Mauer, and said in a statement he hopes to nurture a progressive culture around Target Field. ' ' ' 
LOS ANGELES, Calif. Air Max 97 España . - Yasiel Puig lived up to the hype in his major league debut, and then some. Puig had two singles and made a strong throw from right field to first to complete a game-ending double play, helping the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the San Diego Padres 2-1 on Monday night. "Storybook," Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said. Adrian Gonzalez and Scott Van Slyke homered for last-place Los Angeles, which had lost two in a row. Stephen Fife allowed one run and five hits in 5 1-3 innings to earn his first major league win. Puig batted leadoff and singled in his first at-bat, drawing high-fives from his new teammates. The 22-year-old Cuban defector was brought up the same day left fielder Carl Crawford went on the disabled list with a strained hamstring. After the game, the ball from Puigs first single was in a plastic bag with the date and description labeled in black marker. It was stashed in a half-opened drawer in his locker. "Impressive," marveled infielder Luis Cruz. San Diego got the potential tying run on first in the ninth when Brandon League walked Chris Denorfia with one out. But Kyle Blanks flied out to right and Puig fired to first to get Denorfia. "Im going to do little things on the field to help the team even when Im not hitting," Puig said through a translator. He took a curtain call after the game, obliging the cheering fans. "I thank the fans for coming out and being here," he said. "I know theres a lot of people in Cuba cheering for me. Im very happy." The Dodgers had lost six of their previous 10 games, and as the ball flew Blanks bat and went high in the air, Mattingly couldnt help but anticipate the worst. "Im thinking that ball is going out of the ballpark the way things have been going," he said. But Puig caught it and made an on-target throw to first standing about a step from the wall. "With all the hype, its really just amazing the game ends like that," Mattingly said. "Yeah, it surprised me, but thats Hollywood." Padres manager Bud Black was impressed, too. "You dont see that play very often," he said. "Deno reacted well, hustled back, but I think the play was made by the strength of the arm and the accuracy of the throw." Puig signed a $42 million, seven-year contract with the Dodgers last June. He showed promise in spring training, hitting .517 with three homers and 11 RBIs in 27 games before he was sent to the minors. "Hes an energetic guy, eager to get on the field, loves the game and always has a smile on his face," Gonzalez said. "We all know hes got a great arm." Fife (1-0) struck out five and walked two. The right-hander was recalled from Triple-A Albuquerque earlier in the day to replace left-hander Chris Capuano, who was scratched because of a strained left triceps. "Seven tries and finally got one," he said, with a ball noting his first big league win in his locker. "It was jitters to start the game with a leadoff walk. The first double play in the first inning kind of settled me in." Fife made the second consecutive spot start for the injury-riddled Dodgers after Matt Magill filled in for Hyun-Jin Ryu in Sundays 7-2 loss at Colorado. The 26-year-old right-hander made one previous start for Los Angeles on April 21 against Baltimore, resulting in a no-decision. He then went on the DL with right shoulder bursitis before making one rehab start. League pitched the ninth for his 12th save in 15 chances. Left-hander Eric Stults (4-5) pitched seven solid innings, but was saddled with the hard-luck loss. Gonzalez hit his team-leading eighth homer into the Padres bullpen with two outs in the first inning. Van Slyke made it 2-0 in the second with a leadoff homer. The Padres cut it to 2-1 in the sixth on Chase Headleys RBI single that scored Alexi Amarista, who doubled. They had won five straight games at Dodger Stadium dating to last season, including a three-game sweep from April 15-17. The Padres also threatened in the eighth when Everth Cabrera singled and stole second with one out. But Kenley Jansen retired the next two batters to end the inning. NOTES: Dodgers INF Hanley Ramirez made his third rehab start for Single-A Rancho Cucamonga, playing six innings at shortstop and going 1 for 3 with a double. He could return to club on Tuesday. ... The Dodgers improved to 6-9 in one-run games. ... The Dodgers turned four double plays, while the Padres had two. ... Padres OF Carlos Quentin was nursing a sore right shoulder after running into the wall on Sunday. Manager Bud Black said he likely would return to the lineup on Tuesday or Wednesday. Quentin has yet to face the Dodgers since he charged the mound and confronted Dodgers RHP Zack Greinke on April 11. Greinke broke his collarbone and Quentin was suspended eight games. ... Padres INF Yonder Alonso is regaining strength in his right hand and could be back in action later this week. He was hit on the hand by a pitch on Friday. ... Former Dodgers OF Milton Bradley was convicted Monday of nine misdemeanour counts of abusing his estranged wife, including assault with a deadly weapon. He faces up to 7 1/2 years in jail at his July 2 sentencing in Los Angeles. Air Max 97 Baratas . -- Stanfords Kevin Danser knelt on one knee and hardly moved on the sideline as Michigan State celebrated its Rose Bowl victory and his Cardinal teammates made their way to the locker room. Air Max 97 Baratas Online . Ibaka equaled a career high with 20 rebounds, adding four blocked shots and 15 points as the Thunder smothered the Milwaukee Bucks offence in a 92-79 victory Saturday night. http://www.baratasairmax97.es/ .Y. - New York City has been selected to host the NBA All-Star weekend in 2015, with the game played at Madison Square Garden and the slam dunk contest and other skills events held at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. For the first time this season, the top three teams remain unchanged from their positions the previous week in ESPNs NFL Power Rankings. ESPNs power panel (a group of more than 80 writers, editors and TV personalities) left Dallas as the No. 1-ranked team, Seattle at No. 2 and New England at No. 3.The Raiders, who beat Houston 27-20 on Monday night in Mexico City, moved up two spots to break into the top five. The Giants made the biggest positive leap this week, jumping up to No. 6 from No. 16 in the Week 11 rankings.Methodology note: These rankings reflect which teams voters think would win head-to-head matchups. Higher-ranked teams would be favored against lower-ranked teams. Coming off a win doesnt guarantee a jump, and coming off a loss doesnt guarantee a fall.Check out the rest of the league and where each team ranks.Previous rankings: Week 11 | 10 | 9 | 8 | 7 | 6 | 5 | 4 | 3 | 2 | 1 | PreseasonESPN Stats & Information contributed the following research.1. Dallas Cowboys2016 record: 9-1 | Week 11 ranking: 1The Cowboys enter their Thanksgiving game riding the longest single-season winning streak in franchise history. Give thanks to Dak Prescott, who has completed an NFL-best 78.8 percent of his passes in the fourth quarter and overtime since Week 2, including completions on 24 of his past 26 attempts.2. Seattle Seahawks2016 record: 7-2-1 | Week 11 ranking: 2The Seahawks rushed for a season-high 152 yards Sunday after averaging less than half that (77.7 per game) entering the week, despite the dearth of healthy running backs. With an injured C.J. Prosise out for an extended period of time, Thomas Rawls likely reclaims the starting running back job this week in Tampa.3. New England Patriots2016 record: 8-2 | Week 11 ranking: 3Including playoffs, QB Tom Brady won career game No. 199 in San Francisco this past week, tying him with Brett Favre for second most all time. A win this week against the Jets would tie Brady with a familiar face, Peyton Manning, for most all time.4. Oakland Raiders2016 record: 8-2 | Week 11 ranking: 6Just win, baby. Thats all the Raiders seem to know how to do anymore, improving to 8-2 behind a fourth-quarter comeback fueled by two Derek Carr touchdown passes. Carr now has nine touchdown passes in the fourth quarter and overtime this season, tied for second most in the NFL. The visiting Panthers are up next.5. Denver Broncos2016 record: 7-3 | Week 11 ranking: 4The Broncos offense has been underwhelming this season, averaging just 1.79 points per drive (18th in the NFL). Thats actually an improvement over last season though, when they averaged 1.56 per drive (24th). The Chiefs await in Week 12.6. New York Giants2016 record: 7-3 | Week 11 ranking: 16Have the Giants ever fallen this far under the radar? They have the second-longest active winning streak in the NFL (five games, tied with the Dolphins) and have a great chance to extend the streak this week against the winless Browns.7. Kansas City Chiefs2016 record: 7-3 | Week 11 ranking: 5Alex Smith has as many touchdown passes as Case Keenum this season (nine). Let that sink in for a moment, because the Chiefs are 7-3 this season (6-3 when Smith starts). Who knows how good theyd be if they had better quarterback play? Smith will need to be good this week against the Broncos stout defense.8. Atlanta Falcons2016 record: 6-4 | Week 11 ranking: 7The Falcons are the only team averaging more than 30 points per game this season, but that offense is about to be put to the test. Atlantas next three games are against the Cardinals, Chiefs and Rams, who all rank top 10 in fewest points allowed this season.9. Washington Redskins2016 record: 6-3-1 | Week 11 ranking: 11The Redskins are 6-1-1 since losing their first two games of the season. That .813 winning percentage since Week 3 is tied for third best in the NFL. One of the teams thats better? The Cowboys, who Washington hopes to upend on Thanksgiving.10. Detroit Lions2016 record: 6-4 | Week 11 ranking: 12Some will likely be at dinner or already deep in a post-dinner nap when the Vikings-Lions game comes to an end on Thanksgiving, but sneak a peek when you can, because youll likely catch a wild comeback. The Lions have trailed in the fourth quarter of every game this season, yet they sit at 6-4 overall.11. Miami Dolphins2016 record: 6-4 | Week 11 ranking: 17The Dolphins have won five straight, but each of their past four wins has come after trailing in the fourth quarter. Hows this for Florida ties? According to Elias Sports Bureau, Tim Tebows 2011 Denver squad was the last team to win four straight despite trailing in the fourth quarter of each game.12. Minnesota Vikings2016 record: 6-4 | Week 11 ranking: 15The Vikings have played three games this season in which the defense and special teams scored as many (or more) touchdowns as the offense. Thats great for the defense and special teams but not a ringing endorsement for the offense. The NFC North lead is on the line in Detroit on Thanksgiving.13. Pittsburgh Steelers2016 record: 5-5 | Week 11 ranking: 9Theres no remedy for a losing streak like a win against the Browns, at least for QB Ben Roethlisberger, who is now 20-2 lifetime against Cleveland. Up next is another favorite for Roethlisberger: the Colts. Forget the tackle, the Steelers QB has 10 touchdowns with no picks in his past two games against Indy.14. Baltimore Ravens2016 record: 5-5 | Week 11 ranking: 13The AFC North is underwhelming this season, which is why at 5-5, the Ravens sit atop the division. But three of the Ravens five wins have come against the Browns and Jaguars, who are a combined 2-19 this season. The Bengals are only 3-6-1 but should provide a tougher test this week.15. Philadelphia Eagles2016 record: 5-5 | Week 11 ranking: 8Less than 11 months ago, QB Carson Wentz was battling Jaccksonville State. Air Max 97 Rebajas. Now hes coming off a battle with The Legion of Boom. Wentz may be coming down to earth, but remember, he is still a rookie. Hell have a chance to pad his stats against the depleted Packers secondary on Monday night.16. Houston Texans2016 record: 6-4 | Week 11 ranking: 14Maybe Dr. Evil is a Raiders fan? Not ideal for laser pointers to be directed toward QB Brock Osweilers gaze, but shenanigans aside, the Texans blew their first fourth-quarter lead of the season Monday night and lost their first one-possession game. Houston returns home to host the Chargers in Week 12.17. Buffalo Bills2016 record: 5-5 | Week 11 ranking: 21The Bills actually boast the top rushing offense in the NFL, leading in yards per game, yards per rush and touchdowns, which has kept the team in the playoff hunt. The Bills will look to run all over the Jaguars to get back over .500 this week.18. Indianapolis Colts2016 record: 5-5 | Week 11 ranking: 27The Colts like to make things interesting, and that was on full display this past week after they nearly blew a 21-point lead against the Titans. The Colts held on and now look to win three straight when they host Pittsburgh on Thanksgiving night.19. Tennessee Titans2016 record: 5-6 | Week 11 ranking: 19The Titans have lost when they were 0-0, 1-1, 3-3, 4-4 and 5-5 this season, seemingly unable to get over the .500 hump. No team has had more chances to go over .500 this season, and no team has lost more chances. The Titans hope to get back to .500 this week at Chicago.20. Carolina Panthers2016 record: 4-6 | Week 11 ranking: 24The Panthers have won three of their past four and, at 4-6, arent far behind the division-leading Falcons at 6-4. NFL FPI gives the Panthers only a 5.5 percent chance of making the playoffs, but stranger things have happened. Carolina hopes to get its second win in as many weeks at Oakland in Week 12.21. Arizona Cardinals2016 record: 4-5-1 | Week 11 ranking: 16Bruce Arians was hospitalized Monday, and we certainly wish him the best. Few coaches have been as successful as Arians. The Cardinals have a .664 winning percentage since he joined the franchise in 2013, tied for fourth best during that time. Arizona plays at Atlanta on Sunday.22. Tampa Bay Buccaneers2016 record: 5-5 | Week 11 ranking: 25The Buccaneers have won road games at Atlanta, Carolina and Kansas City this season but are just 1-4 at home in Raymond James Stadium. Thanks to the road victories, Tampa Bay sits at 5-5 overall heading into its Week 12 game against Seattle.23. New Orleans Saints2016 record: 4-6 | Week 11 ranking: 20The Saints fought back to a 4-4 record after an 0-3 start but have lost the past two weeks. Turnovers have been the biggest issue, with six giveaways in the past two games leading to 23 opponent points. The Saints look to buckle down against the Rams in Week 12.24. Green Bay Packers2016 record: 4-6 | Week 11 ranking: 22The Packers defense has allowed 27.6 points per game this season. Thats the most points per game allowed by a Packers defense since 1958, when the unit allowed 31.8. Can Green Bay win at Philadelphia in Week 12 ?to prevent a five-game losing streak?25. San Diego Chargers2016 record: 4-6 | Week 11 ranking: 23Last time we saw Philip Rivers, he threw a pick-six in a tie game with about a minute remaining in regulation. Losses like the Week 10 one to Miami are hard to come back from, but the Chargers will look to do just that at Houston on Sunday.26. Cincinnati Bengals2016 record: 3-6-1 | Week 11 ranking: 18Prior to Week 11, receiver A.J. Green had accounted for 38 percent of the Bengals receiving yards this season, highest in the NFL. Thatll be a huge chunk of production to replace for a team in need of wins. Well see how QB Andy Dalton adjusts this week at Baltimore.27. Los Angeles Rams2016 record: 4-6 | Week 11 ranking: 26Jared Goffs debut was less than stellar but par for the course as far as Rams quarterbacks are concerned. Goff led the Rams to their fourth straight effort of 10 or fewer points, the franchises longest streak since 2011, a season in which they went 2-14.28. New York Jets2016 record: 3-7 | Week 11 ranking: 28Bryce Petty or Ryan Fitzpatrick? Does it even matter who is starting at QB for New York? The 3-7 Jets have a 0.1 percent chance of making the playoffs according to NFL FPI. The Patriots come to town this week, and despite QB Tom Bradys hot streak, it might not be a guaranteed win for New England. The Jets are 4-3 in their past seven home games against the Patriots.29. Chicago Bears2016 record: 2-8 | Week 11 ranking: 29Kevin White, Zach Miller and Leonard Floyd are all injured. Alshon Jeffery is suspended. It has been a rough season in Chicago, as the Bears are off to their worst 10-game start since 2002. The Bears host the Titans on Sunday.30. Jacksonville Jaguars2016 record: 2-8 | Week 11 ranking: 30The Jaguars have lost five straight, committing 13 turnovers with only two takeaways in that time. Also, the Jaguars have led for a whopping 10 offensive plays in th e a game-ending double play, helping the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the San Diego Padres 2-1 on Monday night. "Storybook," Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said. Adrian Gonzalez and Scott Van Slyke homered for last-place Los Angeles, which had lost two in a row. Stephen Fife allowed one run and five hits in 5 1-3 innings to earn his first major league win. Puig batted leadoff and singled in his first at-bat, drawing high-fives from his new teammates. The 22-year-old Cuban defector was brought up the same day left fielder Carl Crawford went on the disabled list with a strained hamstring. After the game, the ball from Puigs first single was in a plastic bag with the date and description labeled in black marker. It was stashed in a half-opened drawer in his locker. "Impressive," marveled infielder Luis Cruz. San Diego got the potential tying run on first in the ninth when Brandon League walked Chris Denorfia with one out. But Kyle Blanks flied out to right and Puig fired to first to get Denorfia. "Im going to do little things on the field to help the team even when Im not hitting," Puig said through a translator. He took a curtain call after the game, obliging the cheering fans. "I thank the fans for coming out and being here," he said. "I know theres a lot of people in Cuba cheering for me. Im very happy." The Dodgers had lost six of their previous 10 games, and as the ball flew Blanks bat and went high in the air, Mattingly couldnt help but anticipate the worst. "Im thinking that ball is going out of the ballpark the way things have been going," he said. But Puig caught it and made an on-target throw to first standing about a step from the wall. "With all the hype, its really just amazing the game ends like that," Mattingly said. "Yeah, it surprised me, but thats Hollywood." Padres manager Bud Black was impressed, too. "You dont see that play very often," he said. "Deno reacted well, hustled back, but I think the play was made by the strength of the arm and the accuracy of the throw." Puig signed a $42 million, seven-year contract with the Dodgers last June. He showed promise in spring training, hitting .517 with three homers and 11 RBIs in 27 games before he was sent to the minors. "Hes an energetic guy, eager to get on the field, loves the game and always has a smile on his face," Gonzalez said. "We all know hes got a great arm." Fife (1-0) struck out five and walked two. The right-hander was recalled from Triple-A Albuquerque earlier in the day to replace left-hander Chris Capuano, who was scratched because of a strained left triceps. "Seven tries and finally got one," he said, with a ball noting his first big league win in his locker. "It was jitters to start the game with a leadoff walk. The first double play in the first inning kind of settled me in." Fife made the second consecutive spot start for the injury-riddled Dodgers after Matt Magill filled in for Hyun-Jin Ryu in Sundays 7-2 loss at Colorado. The 26-year-old right-hander made one previous start for Los Angeles on April 21 against Baltimore, resulting in a no-decision. He then went on the DL with right shoulder bursitis before making one rehab start. League pitched the ninth for his 12th save in 15 chances. Left-hander Eric Stults (4-5) pitched seven solid innings, but was saddled with the hard-luck loss. Gonzalez hit his team-leading eighth homer into the Padres bullpen with two outs in the first inning. Van Slyke made it 2-0 in the second with a leadoff homer. The Padres cut it to 2-1 in the sixth on Chase Headleys RBI single that scored Alexi Amarista, who doubled. They had won five straight games at Dodger Stadium dating to last season, including a three-game sweep from April 15-17. The Padres also threatened in the eighth when Everth Cabrera singled and stole second with one out. But Kenley Jansen retired the next two batters to end the inning. NOTES: Dodgers INF Hanley Ramirez made his third rehab start for Single-A Rancho Cucamonga, playing six innings at shortstop and going 1 for 3 with a double. He could return to club on Tuesday. ... The Dodgers improved to 6-9 in one-run games. ... The Dodgers turned four double plays, while the Padres had two. ... Padres OF Carlos Quentin was nursing a sore right shoulder after running into the wall on Sunday. Manager Bud Black said he likely would return to the lineup on Tuesday or Wednesday. Quentin has yet to face the Dodgers since he charged the mound and confronted Dodgers RHP Zack Greinke on April 11. Greinke broke his collarbone and Quentin was suspended eight games. ... Padres INF Yonder Alonso is regaining strength in his right hand and could be back in action later this week. He was hit on the hand by a pitch on Friday. ... Former Dodgers OF Milton Bradley was convicted Monday of nine misdemeanour counts of abusing his estranged wife, including assault with a deadly weapon. He faces up to 7 1/2 years in jail at his July 2 sentencing in Los Angeles. Air Max 97 Baratas . -- Stanfords Kevin Danser knelt on one knee and hardly moved on the sideline as Michigan State celebrated its Rose Bowl victory and his Cardinal teammates made their way to the locker room. Air Max 97 Baratas Online . Ibaka equaled a career high with 20 rebounds, adding four blocked shots and 15 points as the Thunder smothered the Milwaukee Bucks offence in a 92-79 victory Saturday night.http://www.baratasairmax97.es/ .Y. - New York City has been selected to host the NBA All-Star weekend in 2015, with the game played at Madison Square Garden and the slam dunk contest and other skills events held at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. For the first time this season, the top three teams remain unchanged from their positions the previous week in ESPNs NFL Power Rankings. ESPNs power panel (a group of more than 80 writers, editors and TV personalities) left Dallas as the No. 1-ranked team, Seattle at No. 2 and New England at No. 3.The Raiders, who beat Houston 27-20 on Monday night in Mexico City, moved up two spots to break into the top five. The Giants made the biggest positive leap this week, jumping up to No. 6 from No. 16 in the Week 11 rankings.Methodology note: These rankings reflect which teams voters think would win head-to-head matchups. Higher-ranked teams would be favored against lower-ranked teams. Coming off a win doesnt guarantee a jump, and coming off a loss doesnt guarantee a fall.Check out the rest of the league and where each team ranks.Previous rankings: Week 11 | 10 | 9 | 8 | 7 | 6 | 5 | 4 | 3 | 2 | 1 | PreseasonESPN Stats & Information contributed the following research.1. Dallas Cowboys2016 record: 9-1 | Week 11 ranking: 1The Cowboys enter their Thanksgiving game riding the longest single-season winning streak in franchise history. Give thanks to Dak Prescott, who has completed an NFL-best 78.8 percent of his passes in the fourth quarter and overtime since Week 2, including completions on 24 of his past 26 attempts.2. Seattle Seahawks2016 record: 7-2-1 | Week 11 ranking: 2The Seahawks rushed for a season-high 152 yards Sunday after averaging less than half that (77.7 per game) entering the week, despite the dearth of healthy running backs. With an injured C.J. Prosise out for an extended period of time, Thomas Rawls likely reclaims the starting running back job this week in Tampa.3. New England Patriots2016 record: 8-2 | Week 11 ranking: 3Including playoffs, QB Tom Brady won career game No. 199 in San Francisco this past week, tying him with Brett Favre for second most all time. A win this week against the Jets would tie Brady with a familiar face, Peyton Manning, for most all time.4. Oakland Raiders2016 record: 8-2 | Week 11 ranking: 6Just win, baby. Thats all the Raiders seem to know how to do anymore, improving to 8-2 behind a fourth-quarter comeback fueled by two Derek Carr touchdown passes. Carr now has nine touchdown passes in the fourth quarter and overtime this season, tied for second most in the NFL. The visiting Panthers are up next.5. Denver Broncos2016 record: 7-3 | Week 11 ranking: 4The Broncos offense has been underwhelming this season, averaging just 1.79 points per drive (18th in the NFL). Thats actually an improvement over last season though, when they averaged 1.56 per drive (24th). The Chiefs await in Week 12.6. New York Giants2016 record: 7-3 | Week 11 ranking: 16Have the Giants ever fallen this far under the radar? They have the second-longest active winning streak in the NFL (five games, tied with the Dolphins) and have a great chance to extend the streak this week against the winless Browns.7. Kansas City Chiefs2016 record: 7-3 | Week 11 ranking: 5Alex Smith has as many touchdown passes as Case Keenum this season (nine). Let that sink in for a moment, because the Chiefs are 7-3 this season (6-3 when Smith starts). Who knows how good theyd be if they had better quarterback play? Smith will need to be good this week against the Broncos stout defense.8. Atlanta Falcons2016 record: 6-4 | Week 11 ranking: 7The Falcons are the only team averaging more than 30 points per game this season, but that offense is about to be put to the test. Atlantas next three games are against the Cardinals, Chiefs and Rams, who all rank top 10 in fewest points allowed this season.9. Washington Redskins2016 record: 6-3-1 | Week 11 ranking: 11The Redskins are 6-1-1 since losing their first two games of the season. That .813 winning percentage since Week 3 is tied for third best in the NFL. One of the teams thats better? The Cowboys, who Washington hopes to upend on Thanksgiving.10. Detroit Lions2016 record: 6-4 | Week 11 ranking: 12Some will likely be at dinner or already deep in a post-dinner nap when the Vikings-Lions game comes to an end on Thanksgiving, but sneak a peek when you can, because youll likely catch a wild comeback. The Lions have trailed in the fourth quarter of every game this season, yet they sit at 6-4 overall.11. Miami Dolphins2016 record: 6-4 | Week 11 ranking: 17The Dolphins have won five straight, but each of their past four wins has come after trailing in the fourth quarter. Hows this for Florida ties? According to Elias Sports Bureau, Tim Tebows 2011 Denver squad was the last team to win four straight despite trailing in the fourth quarter of each game.12. Minnesota Vikings2016 record: 6-4 | Week 11 ranking: 15The Vikings have played three games this season in which the defense and special teams scored as many (or more) touchdowns as the offense. Thats great for the defense and special teams but not a ringing endorsement for the offense. The NFC North lead is on the line in Detroit on Thanksgiving.13. Pittsburgh Steelers2016 record: 5-5 | Week 11 ranking: 9Theres no remedy for a losing streak like a win against the Browns, at least for QB Ben Roethlisberger, who is now 20-2 lifetime against Cleveland. Up next is another favorite for Roethlisberger: the Colts. Forget the tackle, the Steelers QB has 10 touchdowns with no picks in his past two games against Indy.14. Baltimore Ravens2016 record: 5-5 | Week 11 ranking: 13The AFC North is underwhelming this season, which is why at 5-5, the Ravens sit atop the division. But three of the Ravens five wins have come against the Browns and Jaguars, who are a combined 2-19 this season. The Bengals are only 3-6-1 but should provide a tougher test this week.15. Philadelphia Eagles2016 record: 5-5 | Week 11 ranking: 8Less than 11 months ago, QB Carson Wentz was battling Jaccksonville State.Air Max 97 Rebajas. Now hes coming off a battle with The Legion of Boom. Wentz may be coming down to earth, but remember, he is still a rookie. Hell have a chance to pad his stats against the depleted Packers secondary on Monday night.16. Houston Texans2016 record: 6-4 | Week 11 ranking: 14Maybe Dr. Evil is a Raiders fan? Not ideal for laser pointers to be directed toward QB Brock Osweilers gaze, but shenanigans aside, the Texans blew their first fourth-quarter lead of the season Monday night and lost their first one-possession game. Houston returns home to host the Chargers in Week 12.17. Buffalo Bills2016 record: 5-5 | Week 11 ranking: 21The Bills actually boast the top rushing offense in the NFL, leading in yards per game, yards per rush and touchdowns, which has kept the team in the playoff hunt. The Bills will look to run all over the Jaguars to get back over .500 this week.18. Indianapolis Colts2016 record: 5-5 | Week 11 ranking: 27The Colts like to make things interesting, and that was on full display this past week after they nearly blew a 21-point lead against the Titans. The Colts held on and now look to win three straight when they host Pittsburgh on Thanksgiving night.19. Tennessee Titans2016 record: 5-6 | Week 11 ranking: 19The Titans have lost when they were 0-0, 1-1, 3-3, 4-4 and 5-5 this season, seemingly unable to get over the .500 hump. No team has had more chances to go over .500 this season, and no team has lost more chances. The Titans hope to get back to .500 this week at Chicago.20. Carolina Panthers2016 record: 4-6 | Week 11 ranking: 24The Panthers have won three of their past four and, at 4-6, arent far behind the division-leading Falcons at 6-4. NFL FPI gives the Panthers only a 5.5 percent chance of making the playoffs, but stranger things have happened. Carolina hopes to get its second win in as many weeks at Oakland in Week 12.21. Arizona Cardinals2016 record: 4-5-1 | Week 11 ranking: 16Bruce Arians was hospitalized Monday, and we certainly wish him the best. Few coaches have been as successful as Arians. The Cardinals have a .664 winning percentage since he joined the franchise in 2013, tied for fourth best during that time. Arizona plays at Atlanta on Sunday.22. Tampa Bay Buccaneers2016 record: 5-5 | Week 11 ranking: 25The Buccaneers have won road games at Atlanta, Carolina and Kansas City this season but are just 1-4 at home in Raymond James Stadium. Thanks to the road victories, Tampa Bay sits at 5-5 overall heading into its Week 12 game against Seattle.23. New Orleans Saints2016 record: 4-6 | Week 11 ranking: 20The Saints fought back to a 4-4 record after an 0-3 start but have lost the past two weeks. Turnovers have been the biggest issue, with six giveaways in the past two games leading to 23 opponent points. The Saints look to buckle down against the Rams in Week 12.24. Green Bay Packers2016 record: 4-6 | Week 11 ranking: 22The Packers defense has allowed 27.6 points per game this season. Thats the most points per game allowed by a Packers defense since 1958, when the unit allowed 31.8. Can Green Bay win at Philadelphia in Week 12 ?to prevent a five-game losing streak?25. San Diego Chargers2016 record: 4-6 | Week 11 ranking: 23Last time we saw Philip Rivers, he threw a pick-six in a tie game with about a minute remaining in regulation. Losses like the Week 10 one to Miami are hard to come back from, but the Chargers will look to do just that at Houston on Sunday.26. Cincinnati Bengals2016 record: 3-6-1 | Week 11 ranking: 18Prior to Week 11, receiver A.J. Green had accounted for 38 percent of the Bengals receiving yards this season, highest in the NFL. Thatll be a huge chunk of production to replace for a team in need of wins. Well see how QB Andy Dalton adjusts this week at Baltimore.27. Los Angeles Rams2016 record: 4-6 | Week 11 ranking: 26Jared Goffs debut was less than stellar but par for the course as far as Rams quarterbacks are concerned. Goff led the Rams to their fourth straight effort of 10 or fewer points, the franchises longest streak since 2011, a season in which they went 2-14.28. New York Jets2016 record: 3-7 | Week 11 ranking: 28Bryce Petty or Ryan Fitzpatrick? Does it even matter who is starting at QB for New York? The 3-7 Jets have a 0.1 percent chance of making the playoffs according to NFL FPI. The Patriots come to town this week, and despite QB Tom Bradys hot streak, it might not be a guaranteed win for New England. The Jets are 4-3 in their past seven home games against the Patriots.29. Chicago Bears2016 record: 2-8 | Week 11 ranking: 29Kevin White, Zach Miller and Leonard Floyd are all injured. Alshon Jeffery is suspended. It has been a rough season in Chicago, as the Bears are off to their worst 10-game start since 2002. The Bears host the Titans on Sunday.30. Jacksonville Jaguars2016 record: 2-8 | Week 11 ranking: 30The Jaguars have lost five straight, committing 13 turnovers with only two takeaways in that time. Also, the Jaguars have led for a whopping 10 offen at stretch. Can they turn the corner in Buffalo this week?31. San Francisco 49ers2016 record: 1-9 | Week 11 ranking: 31Nine straight losses. Thats tied for the longest losing streak in franchise history (1978). To avoid setting the franchise record for consecutive losses, theyll need to beat a Dolphins team that has won five straight.32. Cleveland Browns2016 record: 0-11 | Week 11 ranking: 32Our Football Power Index now gives the Browns a 24 percent chance of losing out. The last team to lose 11 straight to start the season was the 2011 Colts, who didnt win until their 14th game. The Giants, who have won five straight, come to Cleveland this week. ' ' ' 
CHICAGO -- Jon Lester posted two solid starts. Zapatillas Baratas Online . Javier Baez showed off his impressive all-around game.Two valuable performances, every step of the way.Lester and Baez were selected co-MVPs for the NL Championship Series after leading the Chicago Cubs to their first NL pennant since 1945.Baez hit .318 (7 for 22) with five RBI, picking up right where he left off in the Division Series. The versatile Baez also made a couple of the NLCS most exciting plays, stealing home during Chicagos victory in the opener and robbing Adrian Gonzalez of a hit with a terrific barehanded scoop in Game 5 on Thursday night.Just having fun, Baez said. Living my dream, playing like a little kid, moving everywhere, catching the ball and making plays.Lester, one of baseballs most accomplished playoff performers, went 1-0 with a 1.38 ERA in two starts against Los Angeles. The left-hander, who agreed to a $155 million, six-year deal with Chicago in December 2014, is 8-6 with a 2.50 ERA in 19 career playoff games.Its been unbelievable to be here and be part of this, Lester said. Words cant really describe where Im at right now.They became the first NLCS co-MVPs since Cincinnati relievers Rob Dibble and Randy Myers in 1990.The Cubs grabbed Baez with the ninth overall pick in the 2011 amateur draft. He made his major league debut in 2014, but really turned into a consistent force this year, batting .273 with 14 homers and 59 RBI while playing several different positions. Zapatillas España Baratas Online . Darren Helm scored on Detroits sixth attempt in the shootout and then Jonas Gustavsson stopped Andrew Shaws shot, lifting the Detroit Red Wings to a 5-4 win over the Chicago Blackhawks on Wednesday night. Zapatillas Baratas Outlet . -- Nate Robinson has played for seven teams, so beating one of them is no longer a rare occurrence. http://www.barataszapatillas.es/ .com) - The Montreal Canadiens embark on their first road trip of the season as they head out west to battle the Calgary Flames on Wednesday night. ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The Anaheim Ducks have acquired forward Logan Shaw from the Florida Panthers in a trade for forward Michael Sgarbossa.The clubs announced the deal on Wednesday.Sgarbossa had two assists in nine games with the Ducks after starting the season in the AHL. He has three points in 29 career NHL games with Anaheim and Colorado.Shaw has five goals and two assists in 53 games with the Panthers. Zapatillas Baratas España Online. He spent most of the previous three seasons in the AHL but appeared in three playoff games for Florida in the spring.Shaw is a former third-round pick of the Panthers, while the Ducks acquired Sgarbossa from the?Avalanche?in March 2015. ' ' ' 
CHICAGO -- The San Francisco Giants put Eduardo Nunez on their roster for the NL Division Series against the Chicago Cubs after the third baseman had been sidelined with a strained right hamstring. Shawn Kelley Jersey .Nunez, an AL All-Star this season with Minnesota, hasnt played since Sept. 25. Conor Gillaspie replaced him for the wild-card game Wednesday night and hit a three-run homer in the ninth inning of San Franciscos 3-0 win against the New York Mets.Right-hander Jason Hammel was left off the Cubs roster after he had a career-best 15 wins this year. Hammel didnt make the postseason rotation and was hampered by right elbow tightness at the end of the year.The Cubs went with 11 pitchers and 14 position players. Rookie outfielder Albert Almora Jr. made the cut while veteran Matt Szczur was left off the list despite a team-high 12 pinch hits.Almora, a first-round pick in the 2012 draft, made his major league debut in June and batted .277 in 47 games with the Cubs.When youre going to add a guy thats that inexperienced, that young, you really want to validate the character component of the personality, Chicago manager Joe Maddon said before Game 1 on Friday night. We feel really strongly about him. So I have no problem with him playing in any of these games.The Giants had 12 pitchers and 13 position players. Rookie left-hander Ty Blach, who went 1-0 with a 1.06 ERA in four games late in the season, was active for the NLDS after he was left off the wild-card roster. Ryan Zimmerman Jersey . -- The Magic have their first victory of the new year. Joaquin Benoit Jersey .com) - The women will also have a new champion at the Australian Open. http://www.cheapnationalsjerseys.com/?tag=cheap-sean-doolittle-jersey . -- Derrick Rose shook off poor shooting early to hit clutch shots late and Carlos Boozer had 20 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Chicago Bulls to a 104-95 preseason victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday night. ESPN.com caught up with Jamaican track star and nine-time Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt, who visited the ESPN campus in Bristol, Connecticut, on Friday. Here are some snippets from the conversation:Question from ESPN.com: Youve mentioned many times over the past few months that the Rio Olympics will be your last Olympics. So, still the same? No Tokyo?Answer from Usain Bolt: No, definitely not. Rio would be my last Olympics.Q: Will the IAAF 2017 World Championships in London be your last hurrah?A: Thats what I keep saying, but my coach keeps telling me not to say that because he wants me to continue [to compete] because he thinks I can do more if I want. He says, Wait until the end of the season to decide, but I really want to retire after [the season].Q: What do you want to do after you retire?A: I have a lot of things in the pipeline right now. One of the main things is to do as much around track and field as possible, because I think the sport needs the help to continue to motivate athletes. Also, in Jamaica, through my foundation, I want to develop a clinic for the younger kids so, when they get injured, it can be cheaper [to get treatment], and help them get off to a better start to go to the professional level.Q: How much have the recent doping scandals, with the recent developments in Russia leading into Rio and track overall, affected the accomplishments of elite athletes?A: I think its rough for sports in general. I always say, you have to get to the worst to get better, and I think the IAAF [International Association of Athletics Federations] and WADA [World Anti-Doping Agency] are doing a good job now in cleaning up the sport. This is why it is so bad at this point, but now, because they are so aggressive with what they are doing ... Yes, its bad, but its a good thing they are actually doing this so the sport can get into a better light in the near future.Q: What role do you play in that process?A: I will try to stay as close to the sport [as I can], because Ive already proved you can do it clean. If I can stay [involved] with the sport, we can find different ways to motivate people and preach to them and explaiin to them that all they need is dedication to the sport. Daniel Murphy Jersey. .Q: What is your take on the conversation that is happening right now in this country around Colin Kaepernick and the recent protests?A: Everyone has the right to their own opinion. If you feel strongly about something and you want to voice your opinion, I feel its your right, so, thats how I look at it because thats how life is.Q: Is that something you will get involved in, before or after retirement?A: No, for me, I stay as far away from politics as possible, or any controversy. I try to live my life to the best, but I just always preach that you should just work hard and do your best ... I try to stay as far away from that as possible.Q: Who is the next Usain Bolt?A: Its hard to say, but I hope its going to be a Jamaican. Yohan Blake has proven himself that he can be great, so I hope he can be that person. ... Andre De Grasse is going to be a great contender, but like I said, I hope its going to be a Jamaican [smiles]. But De Grasse is going to be a great athlete.Q: Who is the best Olympian of all time?A: I would love to go with me [laughs]. Theres a lot of great Olympians, but for me, I try to prove myself as one of the best -- and thats the key thing. I want to be one of the greatest athletes ever to live, not only in track and field, but in all of general sport.Q: Would you trade in all of your Olympic gold medals for a chance to play for Manchester United in a Premier League match?A: No, no, I couldnt do that. ... Its a lot of hard work to get nine Olympic [gold] medals! I couldnt do that. No. Its tempting, but no.Q: Favorite meal? And not necessarily an in-training meal.A: My favorite thing is always wings. That is my guilty pleasure.Q: How many wings did you eat after the Olympics were over?A: I actually had nuggets and mostly Asian food when I was at the Olympics [laughs]. But as soon as I got back to Jamaica, or when I was in London, I had a lot of wings. That was the first thing I asked for -- Hey, get me some wings. ' ' ' 
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