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PITTSBURGH -- Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, who was on the field eight days after knee surgery to repair his left meniscus, said Tuesday that hes hoping to practice next week. Jaromir Jagr Stars Jersey .Roethlisberger confirmed on his radio show on 93.7 The Fan that he did some individual work at practice but is not committing to a timetable for his return.Im taking it day to day, but my goal is to practice next week, said Roethlisberger, who threw passes to the tight end group early in Tuesdays practice, according to tight end Xavier Grimble.I need to know what I can and cant do ... I dont want to [hurt the team]. In this situation, it would be smart to get a good, full practice in, Roethlisberger said.He added on his show that he hopes eventually hell reach a point at which hes not thinking about the knee and is playing with a clear conscience.The Steelers are on a bye week.Its always good to catch passes from him, and obviously cant wait to have him back, him being our leader and everything, Grimble said.ESPNs Chris Mortensen reported last week that Roethlisberger could miss up to four to six weeks.?Landry Jones?was the starting quarterback in the Steelers?27-16 loss to the New England Patriots?on Sunday.A source said the team has been cautiously optimistic that Roethlisberger could return for Week 9 against the Baltimore Ravens.The Steelers announced tight end Ladarius Green is returning to practice this week. Hes activated from the physically unable to perform list.?When asked about Roethlisberger throwing a ball high for Green to leap and catch, Green said Big Ben wanted to see what I could do.I had to jump up and trust (the ankle), and it held up, Green said. John Klingberg Jersey . Aduriz headed home Markel Susaetas cross in the sixth minute to open the scoring at San Mames Stadium. He bettered that with a long-range blast that went in off the goal frame in the 18th, and converted a penalty in the 72nd after Diego Mainz was sent off for fouling Aduriz with only the goalkeeper to beat. Martin Hanzal Stars Jersey . It was the second consecutive win for the Pacers (2-5), who lost their first five preseason games. Jeff Teague led the Hawks (1-5) with 17 points and eight assists and Al Horford had 12 points and seven rebounds. Mike Scott scored 15 of his 17 points in the second half. .1 million pounds ($61.2 million) on Saturday, giving the beleaguered English Premier League champions a major lift. KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- LaVell Boyd made four 3-pointers and scored 21 points, freshman Xavier Bishop had a season-best 17 points, and UMKC beat Division II Arkansas-Monticello 97-82 on Friday night.Boyd scored 10 points in the first 10 minutes as UMKC had a 21-15 lead, but he was held scoreless for the rest of the half. In the second half, Isaiah Ross made back-to-back 3-pointers to extend UMKCs lead to 71-60 with 10:17 remaining.Martez Harrison, averaging 17.2 points, was held to 13 points and Ross finished with 10 points for UMKC (4-2) in the first of a three-game hoomestand. Stephen Johns Jersey. Bishop eclipsed his previous career-high of nine points in the first half when he had 10 points in 11 minutes.UMKC shot 32.3 percent from the field in the first half and had just a 36-34 halftime lead. Monticello also shot under 35 percent but hit 14 of 19 free throws to stay close.Derylton Hill led Monticello with 23 points and seven rebounds. Cobe Goosby added 17 and Vicktor Arnick had 10 points and seven rebounds. ' ' '
LOS ANGELES -- Seeking an offensive spark for a team mired in last place and dogged by injuries, the Los Angeles Dodgers are turning to prized prospect Yasiel Puig. Warren Moon Titans Jersey . The Cuban defector was called up on Monday from Double-A Chattanooga, where he hit .313 with eight homers, 37 RBIs and 13 steals in 40 games. His batting average and a .599 slugging percentage led the Southern League. "Its exciting," manager Don Mattingly said. "He has a chance to give you some energy." The 22-year-old outfielder batted leadoff, singling to centre field in his major league debut. He wasnt on base long, with Nick Punto grounding into a double play. Puig played right field, with Andre Ethier moving to centre in place of injured Matt Kemp, who is on the disabled list with a strained hamstring. Left fielder Carl Crawford went on the DL on Monday with a strained hamstring. "I was really excited," Puig said through a translator about his reaction to being called up. "I want to help the Dodgers win and fight the battle." Puig takes the roster spot of right-hander Matt Magill, who was returned to the minors following a spot start on Sunday. Los Angeles also promoted Stephen Fife from Triple-A Albuquerque, and he started Monday night against San Diego in place of Chris Capuano. Puig signed a $42 million, seven-year contract with the Dodgers last June. He showed signs of living up to the hype in spring training, hitting .517 with three homers and 11 RBIs in 27 games before he was sent to the minors. With Crawford, Kemp and Ethier starting, there wasnt going to be playing time for Puig. Now with two-thirds of the outfield hurt, thats no longer a problem. "We all got a chance to see what he could do in spring training. If it can be anything like that it could be fun to watch," Mattingly said. "Were going to have a guy that possibly makes some mistakes. If he does, hopefully he doesnt make the same mistake twice." Mattingly compared Puig to former major leaguer Bo Jackson because the 6-foot-3, 245-pounders body reminds him of an NFL running back. "He does so many things," the manager said, citing Puigs "raw speed, power, energy." Dodgers fans arent the only ones curious about Puig. "Hes very talented. Hes got a lot of tools," San Diego Padres manager Bud Black said before Monday nights game. "Hes got some power, hes got some speed, he has a good throwing arm. It looks like he can hit." Whether Puig plays well enough to stick around or this becomes nothing more than a brief taste of the majors remains to be seen. The Dodgers will be looking for evidence of maturity on the part of Puig, who was arrested in April for driving 97 mph in a 50-mph zone in Chattanooga, Tenn. "Theyve had plenty of people talk to him about it," Mattingly said. Mattingly wonders how Puig will react if he struggles against big league pitching. "The difference between the minors and majors is adjustments," Mattingly said. "The guys who can make them seem to stick." Mattingly mentioned Puigs confidence as one of his attributes, and the centre fielder had it on display. "Finally made it to the major leagues," he said. "I know I can help the team play." A.J. Brown Jersey .C. - The Carolina Hurricanes have placed backup goalie Anton Khudobin on injured reserve with an unspecified lower-body injury. Eddie George Jersey . "I wrote 36 on my sheet at the beginning of the game," the Cincinnati coach said, referring the yard line the ball would need to be snapped from. . The team said Saturday that Lopez was hurt during its 121-120 overtime loss at Philadelphia on Friday. The Nets said they would issue another update next week after consultation with their doctors. ARLINGTON, Texas -- Ezekiel Elliott ran faster after he crossed the goal line than he did looking for a hole to get in the end zone from the 2-yard line.Dallas rookie sensation and NFL rushing leader had his eyes on an oversized Salvation Army red kettle in front of the stands. He jumped in, then disappeared when he crouched down.Elliott rushed for a career-high 159 yards and that short score and the Cowboys closed in on home-field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs with a 26-20 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday night.The Cowboys (12-2) bounced back after their franchise-record 11-game winning streak ended, hanging on after what looked to be a festive night following Elliotts antics turned tense when Jameis Winston rallied the Bucs from a 17-3 deficit to a 20-17 lead.One of the words we talked about right from the outset this week was `response, Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said. We did a good job early in the ballgame to get a lead and they started throwing the ball a lot early in the second half and they went ahead.And again, that word `response came back to the forefront.Making his debut in the Sunday night spotlight, Winston threw for 247 yards and two touchdowns but had four turnovers, including an interception that led to Dan Baileys 38-yard field goal that gave Dallas a 23-20 lead early in the fourth quarter.Tampa Bay (8-6) had its five-game winning streak snapped and fell a game behind Atlanta in the NFC South.Weve just got to keep winning, see how it plays out, Winston said. I know Im going to keep fighting. Im not worried about not fighting. We just got to keep winning games.Dallas stayed two games ahead of the New York Giants in the NFC East and needs a win without any help to clinch the home field for the postseason.Elliott had NFL career rushing leader and former Dallas star Emmitt Smith and plenty of his teammates laughing when he jumped into the kettle -- a staple in the end zones from Thanksgiving on every year with one of the Cowboys most visible charities.Garrett wasnt quite as amused, mostly because the move cost the Cowboys a 15-yard penalty on the kickoff.He was actually talking about that pregame, should he do it, will they fine him, said fellow rookie Dak Prescott, Elliotts quarterback. I didnt know he was actually going to go down and come back up slow. Got a good laugh out of it, him coming up real slowly. It was funny.Prescott bounced back from his worst game as a pro, going 322 of 36 for 279 yards a week after completing less than 50 percent of his passes in a 10-7 loss to the New York Giants. Jurrell Casey Titans Jersey. .He also set a franchise record for rushing touchdowns by a quarterback on a wide-open 2-yarder up the middle on a draw. His sixth rushing score of the year topped Don Merediths previous club record from 1966.Elliott had 76 of his yards with Dallas trying to control the clock on its final two possessions, but Winston still had a chance in the final 2 minutes after second-half scoring tosses to Adam Humphries and Cameron Brate gave the Bucs a brief lead.Tampa Bays last chance ended on downs at its 20, and the Bucs got just one first down on their final three possessions.COOLED-DOWN DEFENSEThe Bucs streak of five straight games of holding opponents to under 21 points -- their longest since 2009-10 -- ended, with Dallas gaining 449 yards, second-most this year against Tampa Bay. Elliott was the second 100-yard rusher of the season. A week after Drew Brees threw three interceptions in New Orleans loss to the Bucs, Prescott had his 11th game without one.PASSING TODallas tight end Jason Witten passed former teammate Terrell Owens for seventh place on the career receptions list, getting his 1,079th on a 6-yarder in the second quarter. The 34-year-old Witten, in his 14th season, had eight catches in the first half and 10 for the game, giving him 1,086.RARE MULTIPLE MISSESBailey missed two in a game for the first time since his rookie year in 2011. The first came up short from 56 yards , and the second was wide left from 52 in the final seconds of the first half. The misses against Arizona five years ago were from 50 and 49. Bailey is the NFLs career leader in accuracy among kickers with at least 100 attempts.INJURIESTampa Bay defensive lineman William Gholston and Dallas linebacker Justin Durant left the game with elbow injuries.UP NEXTBuccaneers: Finish regular season with two games against NFC South opponents, at New Orleans on Saturday and home against Carolina on Jan. 1.Cowboys: Wrap up regular-season home schedule against Detroit the day after Christmas, a Monday night, before visiting fading Philadelphia in finale.---For more NFL coverage: and Schuyler Dixon on Twitter at ' ' ' 
CLEVELAND -- After throwing a pair of complete games for Detroit in the 1968 World Series, Mickey Lolich remembered manager Mayo Smith turning to him during the Tigers 10-run third inning in Game 6. Shannon Sharpe Jersey .Can you start Game 7? I only want you to pitch five innings, Lolich recalled the manager asking.Sure, that wouldnt bother me at all, the pitcher remembered responding, then quickly added: Well, you know the rest of the story.Lolich pitched a five-hitter, taking a shutout into the ninth inning to beat Bob Gibson and the St. Louis Cardinals 4-1. Just nine pitchers have won three starts in a single Series, none since Lolich went 3-0 with a 1.67 ERA and 21 strikeouts while pitching three complete games in 1968.Corey Kluber has a chance to become a baseball throwback if Cleveland is forced to Game 7 by the Chicago Cubs. Major league ERA leader Kyle Hendricks was set to start against him at Progressive Field on Wednesday night, if necessary.The game has changed, the 76-year-old Lolich said Tuesday. Its a totally different game than what we played back in our days. It just doesnt happen.Kluber is 4-1 with a 0.89 ERA in four postseason starts, starting with 16 consecutive scoreless innings against Boston in the Division Series and Toronto in the AL Championship Series.Good players, good pitchers, can do special things. Hes in that category, Indians manager Terry Francona said. It was kind of an easy decision after talking to him.A 30-year-old right-hander, Kluber pitched on three days rest for the first time in his big league career in Game 4 against the Blue Jays. He left after five innings with the Indians trailing 2-1 in a 5-1 defeat, then threw 88 pitches over six innings to beat the Cubs 6-0 in last Tuesdays Series opener. He came back on three days rest in Game 4, needing 81 pitches for six innings of one-run, five-hit ball in a 7-2 win that gave Cleveland a 3-1 lead.Obviously, hes a special guy, Hendricks said. You can just see it, the way he takes to the mound. Hes always locked in.The 2014 AL Cy Young Award winner, Kluber was 18-9 with a 3.14 ERA this season as Cleveland won the AL Central for the first time since 2007. His win in the All-Star Game at San Diego in July gave the AL home-field advantage in the World Series.I never connected those dots at that point in time, he said.Already, he is the first pitcher to win Games 1 and 4 in the Series since Cincinnatis Jose Rijo in 1990. Chris Carpenter of the St. Louis Cardinals was the last to even make three starts, winning the 2011 opener against Texas, getting a no-decision in Game 5 and then, after rain pushed back Game 6, coming back on short rest to win Game 7.Those are things youll probably look back on after the fact and not during the middle of it, Kluber said,Lolich allowed six hits in Game 2 and nine hits on three days rest in Game 5, then defeated Gibson, who had beaten 31-game winner Denny McLain in Games 1 and 4 for a 3-1 lead.The only others to win three starts were Charles Deacon Phillippe of Pittsburgh and Bill Dinneen of the Boston Americans (1903), the New York Giants Christy Mathewson (1905), the Philadelphia Athletics Jack Coombs (1910), Pittsburghs Babe Adams (1909), Clevelands Stan Coveleski (1920), Milwaukees Lew Burdette (1957) and Gibson (1967).Arizonas Randy Johnson beat the New York Yankees in a pair of starts in 2011, then won Game 7 with 1 1/3 innings of relief, a day after throwing 104 pitches over seven innings to win Game 6. Bostons Smoky Joe Wood (1912), Urban Faber of the Chicago White Sox in 1917 and the Cardinals Harry Brecheen (1946) also won a pair of starts and once in relief.Giants ace Madison Bumgarner won two starts in the 2014 Series before throwing five shutout innings in Game 7 for a save at Kansas City.Hendricks, a 28-year-old right-hander, went 16-8 and didnt get a decision in his Game 3 Series start, when he allowed six hits in 4 1/3 scoreless innings of a 1-0 loss.This is the ultimate dream, he said. When youre out in your backyard as a kid, playing Little League at the field with your friends, this is the moment you dream about: Game 7, 3-2, two outs, something like that, bottom of the ninth. But its always Game 7 of the World Series.---AP investigative researcher Randy Herschaft contributed to this report. Dennis Smith Jersey . The defence is doing its part, too. 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The Brewers had a great opportunity to pull one out, and all they managed were a couple of harmless pop-ups.Adam Duvall and Tucker Barnhart doubled home runs in the sixth inning Friday night, rallying the Cincinnati Reds to a 5-4 victory over Milwaukee that snapped a three-game losing streak.The bottom two teams in the NL Central went into the All-Star break with downturns. The last-place Reds pulled off a three-run rally, then barely held on in the ninth when Milwaukee scored a run but left the bases loaded.We had it set up, manager Craig Counsell said. We had an opportunity, for sure.Duvalls double off Matt Garza (1-3) cut Milwaukees lead to 3-2, the ball hitting the top of the wall in left. Barnharts two-run double just inside the third base line off Carlos Torres gave Cincinnati its first lead. Jay Bruce added an RBI double in the seventh.Anthony DeSclafani (4-0) allowed six hits in six innings, including Scooter Gennetts homer. DeSclafani leads the Reds staff with six quality starts in seven appearances since he recovered from a strained oblique.Tony Cingrani gave up pinch-hitter Hernan Perezs RBI single in the ninth, and then loaded the bases with one out. The left-hander retired Gennett on a foul out. Ross Ohlendorf came in and got Ryan Braun to pop up, earning his second save in four chances.Gennett swung at a full-count fastball from Cingrani that might have forced in a run if hed taken it.It was probably ball four, but I got a borderline pitch there, Gennett said. I just got under it a little bit.The Brewers have lost three straight and 10 of 14.Billy Hamilton had a pair of singles, stole a base, and scored twice. He made it home from second on a fielders choice for Cincinnatis first run in the fourth inning.Hes the only guy in baseball that scores there, or even tries, really, Counsell said. Thats what speed does.A grounder that deflected off first base helped the Brewers go up 2-1 in the fifth. Ramon Flores singled and advanced on Garzas sacrifice. Jonathan Villar hit a slow grounder down the line that Joey Votto failled to charge, allowing the ball to hit first base and skip away for an RBI single. Phillip Lindsay Womens Jersey. Garza gave up six hits and a pair of walks in 5 1/3 innings. Hes still working back into form after missing most of the first half of the season with a strained muscle in his side.Its coming back, Garza said. It feels good. Im getting more control of my stuff every time out. Ive just got to stay with the program.NICE DBrewers shortstop Jonathan Villar made a sliding stop on Vottos grounder to the hole and threw him out from his knees.HO HO HOThe Brewers worked out to Christmas carols pregame as the Cincinnati Pops rehearsed. It provided the soundtrack for postgame fireworks as part of a Christmas in July promotion.BREWERS MOVERight-hander Corey Knebel was recalled from Triple-A Colorado Springs and pitched the eighth. He opened the season on the DL with a strained left oblique and went 0-1 with an 8.31 ERA in five games last month before being sent down.TRAINERS ROOMBrewers: OF Domingo Santana -- on the DL with a sore right elbow -- worked out before the game. He could start a rehab assignment within a week. ... LHP Chris Capuano got an injection in his sore left elbow and isnt with the team on the road trip. Hes on the 60-day DL.Reds: RHP Homer Bailey threw 67 pitches in four innings of a rehab start for Triple-A Louisville on Friday, allowing three hits and one run. Hes scheduled to pitch in the minors again in five days. Bailey is recovering from Tommy John surgery 14 months ago. ... 2B Brandon Phillips left in the seventh inning with a strained right calf.UP NEXTBrewers: RHP Jimmy Nelson (5-7, 3.62) is 0-4 with a 5.14 ERA in his last seven starts. Hes 2-2 career against the Reds with a 5.88 ERA in seven starts and two relief appearances.Reds: LHP John Lamb (1-6, 5.29) has lost his last two starts, giving up 11 earned runs in 9 1/3 innings. Hes 0-2 in four career starts against Milwaukee with a 6.98 ERA. The Reds have lost all four games.---Follow Joe Kay on Twitter: ' ' ' 
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Murray beat Sam Querrey 7-6 (5), 6-7 (3), 6-1, 6-3 to clinch Britains opening-round victory against the United States on Sunday at Petco Park. "Im proud of the way Im playing just now, because I had to do a lot of work to get back to where I want to be," Murray said after celebrating with his teammates on the red clay court in a temporary stadium in left field of the downtown home of baseballs San Diego Padres. Alvin Kamara Saints Jersey . After slipping from the summit during the week, the Gunners overcame struggling Crystal Palace 2-0 on Sunday thanks to Alex Oxlade-Chamberlains second-half brace. . During the athletes parade, the 23-strong Ukrainian team was represented by a lone flagbearer in an apparent protest at the presence of Russian troops in Ukraines Crimean peninsula. The Indian womens hockey team dished out a disappointing performance to suffer a 1-6 loss against Australia in their third fixture at the Rio Olympics on Wednesday.The Indians, who were playing in the Olympics after a gap of 36 years, were simply outplayed by the higher-ranked Australians who exposed the defensive frailties of their opponents with a comprehensive win in a lop-sided match.Jodie Kenny struck twice (43rd and 46th minute) while Kathryn Slattery (5th), Georgina Morgan (9th), Jane Claxton (35th) and Georgina Parker (36th) scored once each to route the Indians.For India, Thokchom Anuradha scored the lone goal with just 8.3 seconds left on the clock.The Australians, who were the losing finalists at the 2014 World Cup, laid seize of the Indian 25-yard with waves of attacking runs and forced seven penalty corners from which they scored four times.India, on the other hand, got just one penalty corner which they failed to convert. They could barely string a goal-bound attack in the whole match as they suffered their second consecutive loss.The Indian forwards could not make any opening and Rani Rampal was fielded for very less time. The margin of loss would have been bigger for India had goalkeeper Savita Punia not come up with some fine saves in the match.They play their next match against USA at 4.00 am IST on Friday.With Wednesdays loss, India are at the bottom of Pool B with just one point. which they earned from the drawn match against Japan in their opening match. They had lost to Great Britain 0-3 in their previous match.India have two matches to play in the six-team Pool B -- against higher ranked Argentina and United States. Only the top four finishers will advance to the quarterfinals.Australia took a 2-0 lead at the end of the first quarter of 15 minutes before the Indians denied them any goal in the second quarter. Marcus Williams Jersey. They scored three goals in the third quarter before pumping in another one in the final quarter to win the one-sided match.The Australians went into the attacking mode as soon as the match began and with better trapping and faster movement, they surged ahead in the fifth minute itself with Kathryn sounding the board from the first penalty corner they got.Two minutes later, Preeti Dubey earned the only penalty corner for India in the match. However, her deflected shot from a penalty corner variation went wide. Australia scored their second goal in the ninth minute with Georgina Morgan sounding the board from the second penalty corner they earned.In the 20th minute, Anuradha got a rare chance to shoot at the Australian goal but her effort went over the bar. Next minute, Australia got a penalty corner but the Indian was up to the task. The Indians put up a better performance in the second quarter and denied them a goal. The Indian resistance in the second quarter did not last long as Australia scored in the fifth minute of the third quarter with Jane Claxton scoring a field goal.Georgina Parker scored another field goal barely one minute later to make it 4-0 for Australia. Jodie Kenny struck her double late into the match, one from a penalty stroke after Indian captain Sushila Chanu was hit on her foot just in front of the goal following a penalty corner.In the final quarter, Kenny got the sixth goal for Australia from the penalty corner to complete the rout. India scored the consolation goal through Anuradha with barely nine seconds left in the match as she volleyed a high ball into the Australian goal. It was Indias first goal from open play in the tournament. ' ' ' 
Mushfiqur Rahim, the Bangladesh captain, said his team retained the belief they could win the second Test, even when England reached 100 without loss at tea. Thomas Vanek Jersey . What followed was an extraordinary final session in which England lost all ten wickets for 64, offspinner Mehedi Hasan taking 6 for 77 to finish with the best match figures by a Bangladesh bowler, as they secured their most famous Test victory.Bangladesh responded immediately after the interval when Ben Duckett, who had played aggressively for a maiden Test fifty, was beaten on the back foot by Mehedi and just 22 overs later the same bowler trapped Steven Finn lbw to spark wild celebrations.Its a great moment for Bangladesh cricket, the Test was up and down, you didnt know which team was going to win but the boys the really showed their character at 100 for none, Mushfiqur said. We believed if we got one wicket in those conditions its very tough for the new batsman.The coach was a bit fired up, we didnt bowl that well before tea, but after that they realised if they bowled in good areas rather than chasing wickets it would be better. The wicket also behaved a bit differently after the new ball.Mehedi came into the series with a big reputation after copious success at Under-19 level, but Mushfiqur admitted his Man-of-the-Series performance exceeded all expectations We knew he was going to shine but not like this, hes also a good batsman but didnt show that and hopefully hell be a great allrounder for Bangladesh.Bangladeshs next cricket is the tour of New Zealand which starts in December and includes two Test matches in the New Year. Mushfiqur acknowledged that the next stage in Bangladeshs development is to bring the improvements seen at home over the last two years to challenges in foreign climes.In the last two years weve played well at home, but our next challenge is overseas, he said. We have to adapt really well. You cant get home conditions everywhere. We are getting there, hopefully if we play more Tests there will be more good results. Hopefully the ICC and other boards will send us series against the big boys. I also want to say thanks to the ECB for coming and the security teams. Now its party time.While Alastair Cook was still trying to take stock of the size of Englands collapse, he was able to reflect on the bigger picture of Bangladeshs success. People need to come here and play cricket, he said. You can see their development. At home they will be a tough side to beat. They have a lot of good spinners. Its not easy for me to say, but its a good win for Bangladesh cricket. Maybe some things are bigger than one game. Vladimir Sobotka Jersey . -- Quarterback Will Finch threw for 252 yards and three touchdowns, and Yannick Harou rushed in two scores as the No. Linus Ullmark Jersey . Kozun faked to the forehand and beat Monsters starter, Calvin Pickard, pad side in the second round for the winner. Spencer Abbott also scored in the shootout for the Marlies (25-13-4). . I cant pinpoint a date, but I do remember a player from my youth. Brian Downing was with the Chicago White Sox at a time when I listened to every game I possibly could on the radio. That particular season the late great Harry Caray was calling the White Sox games. Alex Lees, Yorkshires one-day captain, has issued an apology to umpire Martin Saggers following angry comments made to the media after defeat against Nottinghamshire in the NatWest Blast at Trent Bridge on Friday.Yorkshire have subsequently handed Lees a two-match suspension, suspended for 12 months. The suspension is liable to be activated under the ECB Cricket Discipline Commission should Lees breach any ECB Directive within the 12-month period.Lees, in his first season as captain, was furious when Saggers called no ball for a fielding irregularity, namely that Yorkshire had one too many players outside the circle. Greg Smith hit a four from the free hit before Christian swung through the last ball of the over - the extra one in Leess eyes - to score six.Its boiled down to a terrible decision by the umpire, Lees complained after the match. I dont know how, from 40 yards away, you can tell if someone is in or out of the ring, and its cost us 12 runs.It was a chastened Lees wwho responded to Yorkshires punishment by saying, in a prepared club statement: I regret comments made following Friday nights game and I would like to offer my sincerest apologies to Martin. Thomas Vanek Sabres Jersey. These comments are uncharacteristic and were made in the heat of the moment.I understand the seriousness of the offence and regret these actions. I am now keen to put this incident behind me and concentrate on the important games coming up at Headingley this week.Chairman of the ECBs Cricket Discipline Commission, Gerard Elias QC, stated: I am grateful to Yorkshire County Cricket Club for taking such prompt and decisive action in this matter. It is an excellent example of a County recognising the standard of conduct that is required by its players and taking measures which clearly demonstrate that anything below that standard will not be accepted. ' ' ' 
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. Nike Cortez Nederland . -- In the losing locker room, Ben Roethlisberger had an ice bag on each knee, a welt on his back and a bruise on his ego.That was part of the toll Sunday from the Pittsburgh Steelers 30-15 loss to the Miami Dolphins.Damage was still being assessed. The Steelers (4-2) retained a lead in the AFC North, but Roethlisberger was expected to undergo an MRI on his left knee, which had him limping to the locker room when he missed a series late in the first half.Well pray its nothing too serious, he said.While the Steelers recent momentum was halted, the Dolphins (2-4) revived their season with their most impressive performance by far under first-year coach Adam Gase.Today proved to a lot of our guys and coaches what we possibly could be, but this league is week to week, Gase said. Once we hit next Sunday, nobody is going to care about what we did this week.Here are things to know as both teams begin looking to Week 7:BANGED-UP BEN: Roethlisberger was held to 83 yards passing in the first 55 minutes. He finished 19 for 34 for 189 yards with two interceptions, and his only score came with 1:02 to go.Roethlisberger missed the end of the first half when he hyperextended his knee scrambling on a play that resulted in an interception by Reshad Jones.It happened before I threw the ball, he said. I felt something funny in my knee.Roethlisberger returned for the second half and said the injury didnt hamper his mobility.Im not really that mobile anymore anyway, he said.FULL STRENGTH: For the first time in two weeks, no Miami player hurt himself in a pregame shower , and the offensive line was intact for the first time this year.It showed. Second-year pro Jay Ajayi reached 100 yards rushing for the first time in his career, and then kept going to finish at 204. Ryan Tannehill threw 32 times without a sack, after being sacked 17 times in the first five games.Tannehill noted that taxed Pittsburgh defenders were throwing up even before halftime. Afterward, the Dolphins basked in their physical domination.Its weird, guard Jermon Bushrod said. After a win, I dont feel as sore.UP AND DOWN: The dud was the second of the season for the Steelers, who lost to Philadelphia 34-3 in Week 3. They have outscored opponents 136-59 in four wins, and have been outscored 64-18 in two losses.We got beat soundly, coach Mike Tomlin said. We didnt take care of the football. We didnt stop the run.INJURY REPORT: Dolphins cornerback Tony Lippett left with a hamstring injury. Tight end Dion Sims left to be evaluated for a possible concussion and didnt return.Steelers linebacker Vince Williams and receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey had issues with cramps.UP NEXT: The result took a little luster off the Steelers game next Sunday at home against AFC East leader New England (5-1). Did that make Miami a trap game?You can characterize it as such because we lost, Tomlin said. But when I look at it, I dont look at who we play or their records or things of that nature. I look at how we perform. We didnt perform well enough to win today.Miami is at home for the third consecutive week Sunday against AFC East-rival Buffalo (4-2).---AP NFL website: and Steven Wine on Twitter: His work can be found at Nike Air Force 1 Low Dames Sale .Y. - Rob Manfred was promoted Monday to Major League Baseballs chief operating officer, which may make him a candidate to succeed Bud Selig as commissioner. Nike Air Force 1 07 Korting . Most important, perhaps, it went off without a hitch. Organizers poked a little fun at the now-infamous opening ceremony gaffe that saw only four out of five snowflakes open up into rings, leaving the Olympics logo one ring short. . LOUIS -- Lance Lynn was one of the more enthusiastic participants as the St. ST. LOUIS -- Adam Duvall joined some rare Cincinnati Reds company. And he did it in style.Joey Votto and Duvall hit three of Cincinnatis four homers as the Reds routed the St. Louis Cardinals 15-2 on Monday night.Reds starter Tim Adleman (3-4) retired the first 10 Cardinals he faced and went a career-long seven innings. It was his first win since Aug. 19.The Reds improved to 6-4 in their last 10 games against the Cardinals, who fell one game behind the idle San Francisco Giants for the second wild card spot with six games to go.Duvalls three-run homer in the fifth gave him a career-high five RBI and it gave him 100 for the season. It was the third multi-homer game and his first four-hit game of his career.At the beginning of the season its not something you really set out for because you dont know how the season is going to go, Duvall said of the RBI milestone. Throughout the season Ive had a lot of chances to drive in runs because the guys in front of me have gotten on.He became the 13th Reds player to hit 30 homers, 30 doubles and drive in 100 RBI in a season, joining the likes of Dave Parker, Johnny Bench, George Foster and Frank Robinson.Its a huge accomplishment to hit 30 homers, knock in 100 runs and make the All-Star team, Reds manager Bryan Price said. Plus, according to some of these websites, hes got the top defensive zone rating among left fielders.Not bad for a player who broke Spring Training in a platoon.I dont think that I have ever had a doubt that I could do this, Duvall said. Ive always driven in runs and hit home runs. Its just Ive never had an opportunity to do it at this level. And it is gratifying to show people that I could do it at this level.Steve Selsky went 5-for-5 including a homer, four RBI and scored three runs. Hes the first Reds rookie to have five hits in a game since Wade Rowdon against the Mets on July 9, 1986.I got opportunities tonight, Selsky said. I took some good swings on good pitches and found some holes.Votto and Duvall hit back-to-back homers in the first to start the offensive barrage. They combined for seven hhits, six runs, three homers and six RBI. Nike Air Force 1 Sale. he Reds sent 12 men to the plate in a seven-run fourth and 11 more in a four-run fifth.Brandon Phillips had his 14th career four-hit game.Jaime Garcia (10-13) lasted just one inning in his shortest outing of his career and possibly last as a Cardinal. Jose Peraza and Phillips singled against him and combined to steal three bases and almost a fourth, but Peraza was thrown out at third.Garcia drew boos from the 34,942 fans after Phillips easily swiped third base after it appeared Garcia didnt bother to look him back. It was the first time in 240 regular season games that the Cardinals failed to drew at least 40,000, dating back to Sept. 24, 2013.You never want to be embarrassed and thats an embarrassing loss, Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said. The preparation was right, guys were going about it the right way and youre going to have those from time to time. The key is to let it go and get back in there and show a different product tomorrow.Michael Wacha gave up seven runs and Luke Weaver gave up five runs in 3 1/3 innings of combined relief.This doesnt happen often for anybody, Price said. You dont get 22 hits and 15 runs too often, so you relish them when they come.TRAINERS ROOMCardinals: IF Matt Carpenter (right ring finger) was out of the lineup and it is uncertain if he will play tomorrow. ... SS Aledmys Diaz left the club to join Jose Fernandez family in a private ceremony. Diaz and Fernandez, the Miami Marlins pitcher who died in a boating accident early Sunday morning, were boyhood friends.UP NEXTReds: RHP Robert Stephenson (2-2, 5.59 ERA) gave up four runs in 3 2/3 innings to the Cubs last Wednesday. It is his first career appearance against St. Louis.Cardinals: RHP Adam Wainwright (12-9, 4.57 ERA) has given up four runs while failing to get out of the fifth inning in each of his last two starts. He is 0-1 with a 6.06 ERA in three starts this season against Cincinnati. ' ' ' 
WASHINGTON -- Neither the Miami Heat nor the Washington Wizards have forged a consistent winning path this season. Michael Carrick Jersey . At least the Southeast Division foes enter their first meeting of the season coming off rare victories.Miami (3-8) ended a six-game losing streak Thursday with a 96-73 rout over the Milwaukee Bucks. Hassan Whiteside blocked seven shots -- the most in the NBA this season -- and Dion Waiters scored 23 points. The losing streak was the Heats longest since 2008.Washington (3-8) nearly had its own blowout, but still won comfortably over New York. John Wall had 23 points and 11 assists in their 119-112 victory as the Wizards drained 15 of 25 3-pointers. The point guard sank all three of his deep attempts in the third quarter as Washington turned a 53-43 halftime lead into a 27-point cushion.Otto Porter scored 21 points and Bradley Beal had 18 points in his return after missing the previous three games with a hamstring injury. One of those missed game included a loss to a 1-win and short-handed Philadelphia 76ers team Wednesday night.We were hungry for a win, Beal said. We knew this was a tough team with a bunch of scorers. Our biggest thing was to make sure that we were defending and just control what we control and get back to having fun, get back to playing for one another and do whatever it takes to win. We did a great job of keeping up that pressure.They needed that large margin because New York scored 47 points in the fourth quarter, but never could pull closer than seven points.The late fade forced coached Scott Brooks to put his starters back into the game, but didnt damper his enthusiasm for his teams effort and the much needed win.That is the message I have been talking about, Brooks said. We have to play for 48 minutes but I thought we played a great basketball game coming back from a tough loss last night. Guys really competed. We moved the ball. Having Brad out there, we are a different team for the obvious reasons.Having an interior force like Whiteside gives the Heat a different component than most teams.Anytime I see a team that likes to score in the paint, my eyes light up, said Whiteside, who also had 12 points and 17 rebounds.Miamis bench helped fuel the win which came despite trailing 20-6. James Johnson and Tyler Johnson combined for 17 points, 18 rebounds and eight assists.Thats what were supposed to do, James Johnson told the Miami Herald. Thats what the reserves are for -- bring energy, sustain the lead or come back from any deficit. I think we did our job today.Washingtons bench play has been a major source of the early-season struggles, though Marcus Thornton scored 13 points against the Knicks. Victor Valdes Jersey . LOUIS -- Lance Lynn was one of the more enthusiastic participants as the St. Victor Lindelof Jersey . The Dutchmans tenure got off to a poor start when referee Guido Winkmann awarded a penalty within two minutes for Niklas Starks clumsy challenge on Alexandru Maxim. . "I dont know that were close," said general manager Alex Anthopoulos. "I just think, right now, the acquisition cost just doesnt work for us right now. I dont know if I can quantify how far off or things like that that they might be but I would say we continue to have dialogue. South Sydney are set to field a new-look side in 2017 NRL season, but Burgess brothers Sam, George and Tom will all continue to be a part of it.Premiership winning five-eighth Luke Keary has committed to Sydney Roosters for next season and it appears increasingly likely Robbie Farah will be signed from West Tigers, casting doubt on the futures of hookers Cameron MMcInnes and Damien Cook. Morgan Schneiderlin Jersey. Speculation has been rife that Tom Burgess could leave Redfern at seasons end, parting him from Sam and George.However George said on Wednesday all three would continue to wear Souths colours in 2017. ' ' ' 
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No. Vlade Divac Kings Jersey . 16 Stanford (9-3, Pac-12) vs North Carolina (8-4, ACC), Dec. 30, 2 p.m. ESTLOCATION: El Paso, TexasTOP PLAYERSStanford: RB Christian McCaffrey, 1,596 yards, 13 TDs rushing; 38 catches, 317 yards, 3 TDs receiving.North Carolina: WR Ryan Switzer, 91 catches, 1,027 yards, five TDs receiving.NOTABLEStanford: The Cardinal finished the regular season with a five-game winning streak after a 10-5 loss to Colorado in late October.North Carolina: Opened ACC play with two comeback wins, beating Pittsburgh on a TD pass with 2 seconds left, and Florida State on a game-ending field goal. Lost their last two ACC games.LAST TIMEStanford 37, North Carolina 34 (Sept. 19, 1998)BOWL HISTORYStanford: Eighth consecutive bowl, which is longest active Pac-12 streak, and 28th overall. Fourth Sun Bowl, first since 2009 loss to Oklahoma in El Paso.North Carolina: This will be 33rd bowl overall, and the first in the state of Texas since the 1994 Sun Bowl.---More AP college football: and . Mike Bibby Kings Jersey . -- 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. Bogdan Bogdanovic Jersey . R.J. Umberger scored twice to lead the Blue Jackets to a franchise-record for consecutive wins with a 5-3 victory Tuesday night over the Los Angeles Kings. . Marincin has played in two NHL games so far this season with two penalty minutes. The 21-year-old has three goals, four assists and a plus-5 rating in 24 games with the American Hockey Leagues Oklahoma City Barons this
NEW YORK -- The Latest on the U. Mike Scott Astros Jersey .S. Open (all times local):11:15 p.m.Croatian teenager Ana Konjuh reached her first Grand Slam quarterfinal by upsetting No. 4 seed Agnieszka Radwanska 6-4, 6-4 at the U.S. Open on Monday night.Konjuh, who is 18 and ranked only 92nd, had never been past the third round at a major until this tournament. She was the junior champion at Flushing Meadows in 2013.As she was serving for the victory in the final game, Konjuh was startled -- right along with the spectators in Arthur Ashe Stadium -- when a piercing noise was heard from the arenas sound system as she tossed a ball. She recoiled, let the ball drop, and put her left hand to her chest. Once Konjuh realized nothing bad was going on, she smiled, then finished off the biggest win of her career.In Wednesdays quarterfinals, Konjuh will face 10th-seeded Karolina Pliskova, who eliminated Venus Williams earlier Monday.---9:25 p.m.Andy Murray won 9 of the first 10 games and overwhelmed Grigor Dimitrov 6-1, 6-2, 6-2 at the U.S. Open on Monday night to reach the quarterfinals for the 22nd time in his past 23 Grand Slam tournaments.During the changeover right before the last game, it suddenly began to rain, and play was delayed only slightly before the shower passed. The new retractable roof at Arthur Ashe Stadium was not closed.The No. 2-seeded Murray played well, certainly, but he also faced little resistance from No. 22 Dimitrov, who accumulated 23 unforced errors and only two winners by the time he trailed 3-0 in the second set.Murray has won 26 of his past 27 matches, including a title at Wimbledon and a second consecutive singles gold medal at the Olympics.The 2012 U.S. Open champion will face No. 6 Kei Nishikori in the quarterfinals Wednesday.---6:40 p.m.Kei Nishikori returned to the U.S. Open quarterfinals with a straight-set victory over No. 21-seeded Ivo Karlovic.The 2014 runner-up won 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (4) on Monday in the last singles match at the current Louis Armstrong Stadium. It will be torn down after the tournament, with a new venue to be built to replace it.The 37-year-old Karlovic was the oldest man to reach a Grand Slam round of 16 since Jimmy Connors at the 1991 U.S. Open. At 6-foot-11, he set a tournament record with 61 aces in a five-set win in the first round.But in windy conditions Monday, the sixth-seeded Nishikori was the player with the more effective serve. Karlovic had 21 aces, but he won 77 percent of his first serves compared with 84 percent for Nishikori. More importantly, Nishikori won on 70 percent of his second serves to just 47 percent for Karlovic.Nishikori also successfully hit passing shots and even lobs against the towering Karlovic, who won only 23 of 56 points at the net.It was a nearly flawless day for Nishikori, who had a mere three unforced errors through two sets. He needed to save two set points in the third before racing to a 6-0 lead in the final tiebreaker.---5:40 p.m.After overtaking Roger Federer for most Grand Slam match wins in the Open era with 308, Serena Williams was asked wholl wind up retiring with more.Federer has 307 and cant increase that total until next season, because he is sitting out the U.S. Open and the rest of 2016 because of problems with his surgically repaired left knee.I dont know. Well see, Williams said during an on-court interview after reaching the quarterfinals at Flushing Meadows on Monday. Hopefully well both keep going. I know I plan on it. I know he does. So well see.Federer turned 35 on Aug. 8. Williams turns 35 on Sept. 26.---5:25 p.m.Serena Williams surpassed Roger Federer for most Grand Slam match victories in tennis Open era with No. 308, a 6-2, 6-3 win over Yaroslava Shvedova on Monday to reach the U.S. Open quarterfinals.Williams hit a tournament-leading 126 mph serve, pounded 11 aces, won 28 of 30 points when a first serve landed in, and didnt face a break point against the 52nd-ranked Shvedova.The top-seeded Williams is 308-42 at major tournaments, an .880 winning percentage, and is now three more wins from her 23rd Grand Slam singles title, which would break a tie with Steffi Graf for the most in the Open era, which started in 1968.Williams has made it to the quarterfinals in each of her past nine appearances at Flushing Meadows. Last year, a loss to Roberta Vinci in the semifinals ended Williams bid for a calendar-year Grand Slam.Williams next faces No. 5 Simona Halep, the 2014 French Open runner-up.---4 p.m.Two-time major champion Stan Wawrinka blew a lead, smashed a racket and eventually pulled out a four-set victory to reach his fourth straight U.S. Open quarterfinal.After saving a match point in a five-set win in his last outing, Wawrinka was cruising against 63rd-ranked Illya Marchenko, who was playing in his first Grand Slam round of 16. Serving for the match in the third set, the third-seeded Wawrinka was broken and went on to lose a tiebreaker.After going down a break early in the fourth, Wawrinka took his frustrations out on his racket. He proceeded to win the next four games to regain control on the way to a 6-4, 6-1, 6-7 (5), 6-3 victory Monday.Marchenko had dropped the first set of his third-round match against 14th-seeded Nick Kyrgios but won the next two as the Australian struggled with a hip injury that eventually forced him to retire.Wawrinka next faces 2009 U.S. Open champ Juan Martin del Potro, who beat him at Wimbledon this year.---3:40 p.m.Venus Williams failed to convert a match point and lost in the fourth round of the U.S. Open to a player a dozen years younger than her, 10th-seeded Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic.Pliskova reached the first Grand Slam quarterfinal of her career by coming back to edge seven-time major champion Williams 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (3) on Monday in Arthur Ashe Stadium.The 24-year-old Pliskova had never been past the third round in 17 previous appearances at majors.At 36, Williams was trying to become the oldest Grand Slam quarterfinalist since Martina Navratilova was 37 at Wimbledon in 1994.---1:05 p.m.Simona Halep made the quarterfinals at the U.S. Open for the second straight year, beating Carla Suarez Navarro in straight sets.The fifth-seeded Romanian won 6-2, 7-5 on Monday. She could face No. 1 Serena Williams next. The 22-time major champ plays Yaroslava Shvedova later in the day.Suarez Navarro, seeded 11th, was seeking the sixth Grand Slam quarterfinal of her career.Halep had a chance to serve out the match at 5-4 in the second set but got broken. She then broke Suarez Navarros serve in the next game and successfully served it out in her second opportunity.---1 p.m.Juan Martin del Potro is back in the U.S. Open quarterfinals after Dominic Thiem retired in the second set of their match.The eighth-seeded Thiem took a medical timeout to have trainers look at his right knee after the sets fifth game. He returned to the court for one point before deciding he couldnt go on.Del Potro had won the first set 6-3 and was up a break in the second.Thiem, who turned 23 on Saturday, has had a breakthrough year, reaching the French Open semifinals and cracking the top 10. But the long season was starting to wear on his body.Del Potro knows all about that. The 2009 U.S. Open champ missed the tournament the last two years after surgeries on his left wrist.But his stunning run to the Olympic silver medal signaled hes a contender again.Del Potro got a huge break Monday when he spent only 72 minutes on court. Hes played just 10-plus sets through four rounds.At No. 142, del Potro is the lowest-ranked U.S. Open quarterfinalist since Jimmy Connors in 1991.---11 a.m.Juan Martin del Potro, Andy Murray and the Williams sisters are among those seeking to book their spots in the quarterfinals on Labor Day Monday at the U.S. Open.Del Potro, the 2009 champ who has won over fans with his comeback from left wrist surgeries, takes on eighth-seeded Dominic Thiem, who broke into the top 10 this year after reaching the French Open semifinals.The No. 2-seeded Murray, who is hoping to add Flushing Meadows to his Wimbledon and Olympic titles this year, takes on 22-seeded Grigor Dimitrov. And third-seeded Stan Wawrinka, who saved a match point in a five-set win Saturday, faces Illya Marchenko.Among the womens highlights are back-to-back afternoon matches on Ashe with the Williams sisters. Sixth-seeded Venus is on first against 10th-seeded Karolina Pliskova, who is in the round of 16 at a major for the first time. Then top-seeded Serena meets 52nd-ranked Yaroslava Shvedova.Fourth-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska is in the nightcap on Ashe, taking on 92nd-ranked Ana Konjuh.---This version corrects the 5:25 p.m. item about Williams victory to correct her winning percentage to .880 Craig Biggio Astros Jersey . -- The goal posts lying flat on the field, Arizonas fans lingered on the field, congregating around the locker room entrance nearly 30 minutes after rushing out of the stands. Jake Marisnick Jersey . Manuel was offered a position the day he was fired. He accepted earlier this week and the team made the announcement Friday. .ca! Hi Kerry, Heres an interesting one. I know its common knowledge that all players are responsible for their sticks. We witnessed that when Zack Kassian hit Edmontons Sam Gagner in the face after a missed check. VILLANOVA, Pa. -- Josh Hart shined again as a player of the year candidate in front of a slew of NBA stars that had to know he will join them next season.Josh Hart everyone! teammate Kris Jenkins yelled as the Wildcats entered the media center.Hart raised his arms in triumph.The guy who made the shot right behind me, Hart said.Jenkins national title game-winner earned Villanova a trip to the White House. Once a player meets the president, Joel Embiid, Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan watching courtside fail to awe as much as some All-Stars.If President Obamas here, I wouldnt mind too much, Hart said.Hart shook off a slow start to score 26 points and lead No. 1 Villanova to its 17th straight win, 78-57 over Temple on Tuesday night.Unlike Obama, the Wildcats could be back in the White House next season.Already the top team in the country, the Wildcats (11-0) again staked their claim as the best in Philadelphia. The Wildcats romped to their 18th straight Big 5 victory, and finished 4-0 this season against the Owls, Saint Josephs, Penn and La Salle. The Wildcats fattened their season record against Philly teams and havent lost any game since they fell to Seton Hall in the Big East championship game.National championship game star Daniel Ochefu, now with the Washington Wizards, rallied the crowd before tipoff and Lowry was honored with a framed Team USA jersey in his return to campus.The crowd loved cheering Villanovas former stars.Theyre simply infatuated with Hart.Hart bypassed a shot at the NBA and returned for his senior season to improve his draft stock and help the Wildcats become the first repeat champions since Florida in 2006-07.He missed his first five shots after missing four total shots in a 37-point effort last week against Notre Dame. He hit a runner at the first-half buzzer to spark a sensational second half: Hart made consecutive 3s that made it 49-31 and blew the game open.Hart was about as well-rounded offensively as any AP College Basketball Player of the Year candidate this season. He attacked the rim and converted three-point plays and absolutely dominated when needed against a Temple program with a recent history of knocking off nationally ranked Wildcat teams.He scored a whopping 22 points over a 9-minute stretch that sent the crowd into a frenzy.The beauty is, he didnt know that, I didnt know that, coacch Jay Wright said of that scoring spurt. Roy Oswalt Jersey. .Yeah, but the Owls sure did.The Owls (7-4) played little like a team that knocked off two straight Top 25 teams to win the NIT Season Tip-Off and were the latest team knocked silly by the Wildcats. They had 12 turnovers on 31 possessions in the first half and had six turnovers and were held without a point during one 10-possession stretch.Temple coach Fran Dunphy was a co-captain at La Salle and helped the Explorers to a 23-1 record in 1969 under coach Tom Gola. He coached the Owls and Penn to multiple NCAA Tournaments. He saw Jameer Nelson and Delonte West lead Saint Josephs to a near-perfect season.Dunphy has never seen a city program rolling like the Wildcats.Its hard to argue that theyre not the best grouping of guys that have had the best four-year career, he said. Besides their name, they have national champion. Thats pretty impressive.BIG PICTURETemple: The Owls had already defeated two Top 25 teams this season and received votes in the poll. But Temple stumbled at home against George Washington and the loss to the Wildcats has stalled their momentum. The Owls had their lowest point total in the first half this season. Shizz Alston Jr. led the Owls with 12 points and Daniel Dingle had 11.They did a great job defensively but I felt like we had a great opportunity to make shots we didnt make, Dingle said.Villanova: The Wildcats won their 18th straight Big 5 game. They are 4-0 each of the last four seasons in the Big 5. Hart, Jenkins and Darryl Reynolds are the first senior class in the 60-year history of the Big 5 to go unbeaten.Weve been part of some great teams with some great players, Jenkins said.SHARE THE LOVESure, Hart was the focus again for Villanova. But Jalen Brunson scored 13 points and Jenkins and Eric Paschall each scored 12. Brunson added six assists as he has quietly emerged as the stout point guard the Wildcats envisioned.POLL IMPLICATIONVillanova will remain No. 1 in the AP Top 25.UP NEXTTemple hosts NJIT on Saturday.The top-ranked Wildcats play their final nonconference game before Big East play on Dec. 21 against American.---More AP college basketball: and ' ' ' 
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