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RIO DE JANEIRO --?Chris Langridge and Marcus Ellis are closing in on Britains first Olympic badminton medal for 12 years and hoping to do a Leicester. Nike Huarache Miehet .The last time Team GB made the semifinals was also in 2004 but the doubles act updated that record on Monday when they beat Japans Hiroyuki Endo and Kenichi Hayakawa in straight games 21-19, 21-17.Langridge and Ellis, ranked No. 22 in the world, are now guaranteed to play for at least a bronze medal but the outlook could be even better if they beat Haifeng Fu and Zhang Nan on Tuesday, and a shock title win has entered their thoughts.Our record against the Chinese pair is not as good as we would like but anything can happen, Langridge said. We are going to go out there and hopefully do a Leicester.Its insane really -- if you had told me before the start that we would make the semifinals, I would have bitten your hand off.Langridge, 31, said later the surprise victory over the world No. 8 pairing had been the result of 21 years of hard work.?We are one of these pairs that are quite up and down, added the Milton Keynes-based player. But this tournament we have shown our ability throughout the group and knockout stages.I am not competitive outside of badminton, I would let my missus win at bowling if she wanted to - but not badminton.We give everything on court and you can see from our emotion how badly we wanted it -- it means everything to be in the semifinals. Air Force 1 Off White Suomi . Burris threw two TD passes, including a key 15-yard fourth-quarter strike to Bakari Grant that effectively countered a Toronto comeback bid and led Hamilton to a 33-19 victory. Myydään Air Force 1 Lv8 . "No difference at all," chirped U.S. roommate and linemate James van Riemsdyk. "Its still the same cranky Phil. . -- Running backs Darren McFadden and Rashad Jennings were back at practice for the Oakland Raiders on Wednesday despite being hampered by hamstring injuries. Judging by the first 32 minutes of each of their first round games Wednesday in the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament, it seemed No. 24 Michigan State and No. 20 Baylor were destined for a second-day matchup in the consolation bracket and not the semifinals.Baylor was mired in a tie with 8:38 remaining against VCU, while Michigan State led St. Johns only 55-53 with 8:22 left.But the Bears and Spartans showed why they are ranked and two of the tournament-title contenders from that point on, taking over to win going away and setting up what was the expected semifinal matchup going into the tournament.There wont be much time for either team to recover at Thursdays semifinal begins at noon ET.I thought in the first half when we were turning the ball over and they were doing a great job taking us out on offense, especially the last 10 minutes of the game of the first half, we were able to come in the locker room and players showed great leadership and poise to be able to regroup and only have five turnovers in the second half, Baylor coach Scott Drew said. I thought that was outstanding, especially with the pressure they put on.As was the case for the Bears in their first four games, they were led Wednesday by the three-headed monster of junior forward Johnathan Motley (19 points), junior guard Manu Lecomte (16 points) and junior guard Al Freeman (15 points).Lecomte and Motlley average more than 16 points, while Freeman averages better than 14. Air Force 1 Lv8 Suomi. Michigan State (3-2) won its last three games after losing to No. 8 Arizona and top-ranked Kentucky, in the process throwing a talented freshman class into the fire.Freshman Miles Bridges is the teams leading scorer at more than 17 points per game and rebounder at better than 10 and freshman big man Nick Ward had nine points and 11 rebounds against St. Johns, while point guard Cassius Winston and guard Josh Langford have also seen significant minutes.Senior guard Eron Harris started to come on over the past two games, scoring 31 points against Florida Gulf Coast on Sunday and adding 14 points and seven rebounds against St. Johns.While the Bears tipped off at 2:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday, the preparation time is even worse for the Spartans, whose game didnt end until after 9 p.m. ET on Wednesday.Its disappointing, if you want the truth, Michigan State coach Tom Izzo said of the short turnaround during his postgame show on the Spartan Sports Network. Its almost insane. Its not right. I dont want to rip anybody here, but Im concerned. Especially when the other team had four or five more hours to prepare for us. But it is what it is and we will go play the game. ' ' ' 
BOSTON -- The Toronto Maple Leafs found a way to overcome a poor opening period. Kyle Walker Manchester City Jersey .Auston Matthews and Zach Hyman scored in the second period, Frederik Andersen made 32 saves and the Maple Leafs beat the Boston Bruins 4-1 on Saturday night.The last three games the first period kind of did us in, Toronto coach Mike Babcock said. We didnt start on time. We were able to hold on. It still wasnt the first period we wanted, but we didnt give up the goals and we were able to execute a little bit.After managing only two shots on goal in the first, Toronto was happy to get to the dressing room with the game scoreless.I dont think we gave up too much even though we didnt produce anything, Andersen said. To come out 0-0 is pretty good. We came out better in the second and the third. It was a good turnaround.James van Riemsdyk scored in the third for Toronto, which was 0-2-1 in its last three games. Connor Brown added an empty-netter and Andersen improved to 6-0-0 in his career against Boston.Brad Marchand had the Bruins goal, and Tuukka Rask stopped 16 shots.Former Bruins defenseman Matt Hunwick had two assists.Boston lost to Colorado, then-the NHLs worst team, on Thursday night at TD Garden and followed that by losing to the team that entered as the Eastern Conferences last-place club.Boston fell behind 3-0 in its previous two games before the Maple Leafs went up 2-0 in the second.Its tough. We try to score that first goal and get the lead and the last couple of games weve been letting in like two or three goals and trying to catch up, Rask said. Today was one of those. Its not easy. It takes a lot out of you.Boston had earned points in 12 of the last 13 meetings against Toronto (9-1-3).Like a number of games this season, the Bruins have been frustrated by their inability score.Goalies are too good in this league if you dont make it hard on them, Bruins center Patrice Bergeron said A lot of it is that.Toronto moved ahead on Matthews goal 1:44 into the second. The NHLs No. 1 overall draft pick last summer took a pass from William Nylander and fired a wrist shot over Rasks left shoulder.Hyman redirected defenseman Jake Gardners shot from the slot, and the puck dipped and fluttered by Rask to make it 2-0 with 4:46 remaining in the period.Marchand took advantage of a turnover behind Torontos net, slicing it to 2-1 with 1:21 left in the second. Andersen misplayed a clearing attempt, firing the puck off a player where it dropped next to the rear boards. He had a second chance to clear or cover it, but Marchand beat him to it, circled and put in his own rebound.The Bruins had the best chance in the first period when David Pastrnaks one-timer from the left point caromed off the left post early into the game.Tyler Bozaks shot was tipped in by van Riemsdyk midway into the third.Game notes The Bruins recalled forwards Noel Acciari and Danton Heinen from Providence of the AHL before the game and assigned F Anton Blidh to the AHL. ... The first game between the two clubs was just over 92 years ago: Dec. 3, 1924, when the Toronto St. Pats beat the Bruins, 5-3. ... Toronto won the only other meeting so far this season, 4-1 at home on October 15.UP NEXTMaple Leafs: Host Colorado on Sunday in the opener of five straight at home -- four against teams from the Western Conference.Bruins: At Montreal on Monday night. Phil Foden Manchester City Jersey . The Vikings announced Thursday that Priefer will be one of seven holdovers from the previous staff, along with offensive line coach Jeff Davidson, wide receivers coach George Stewart and others. Norv Turner will mark his 30th year of coaching in the NFL as the offensive co-ordinator, as widely reported for weeks, and George Edwards will be the defensive co-ordinator. Brahim Diaz Manchester City Jersey .J. -- Marty Brodeur beat the Pittsburgh Penguins yet again. . The injury bothered Bledsoe in the Suns victory over the Clippers on Monday and he sat out the teams home loss to Memphis on Thursday night. LOS ANGELES -- Carlos Ruiz got a rude welcome to working with Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen, whose cutter proved too much of a moving target to catch.Ruiz couldnt handle Jansens wild pitch that led to the Cubs tying the game in the ninth. He didnt have much time to study Jansen after being acquired Thursday from the Phillies for popular catcher A.J. Ellis.I have no excuse, Ruiz said. His ball was moving real good and it surprised me. Definitely have to go watch some more video and see how everybody likes to work.Kris Bryant hit a tiebreaking two-run homer in the 10th inning to go with an earlier solo shot, lifting the Cubs to a 6-4 victory Friday night in the series opener between NL division leaders.Ruiz went 1 for 3 with a walk and was hit by a pitch in his first at-bat with his new team.Chicago tied the game 4-all in the ninth after Jansens wild pitch allowed Jayson Heyward, who led off with a double, to score from third.Hes probably going to catch me more often so hell get comfortable, Jansen said of Ruiz. We will get used to each other.Bryants 35th homer capped a comeback from an earlier two-run deficit and extended the Cubs winning streak to four games. Chicago fans chanted MVP! MVP! as Bryant scored behind Dexter Fowler, who singled leading off.Chicago improved to 19-4 in August while earning its major league-leading 82nd victory.Travis Wood (4-0) got the victory with one inning of relief. Aroldis Chapman struck out two in the 10th to earn his 10th save.Adam Liberatore (2-1) took the loss, allowing two runs and four hits in one inning.Bryants first homer leading off the eighth pulled the Cubs to 4-3.The Dodgers took a 4-2 lead on Adrian Gonzalezs homer leading off the seventh.The Dodgers led 3-1 in the fourth when a run scored when Howie Kendrick grounded into a double play. Ederson Moraes Manchester City Jersey. They got runs in the third on Justin Turners RBI groundout and another by Chase Utley in the second.The Cubs closed to 3-2 in the fifth on Anthony Rizzos RBI single with two outs.Utley made a diving stop on Ben Zobrist in the fifth, when he threw on his back to Gonzalez for an inning-ending out that stranded two runners.Dodgers starter Bud Norris allowed two runs and three hits in five innings, struck out six and walked four.Cubs starter Mike Montgomery gave up three runs and six hits in five innings, struck out five and walked four.MAKING MOVESThe Dodgers recalled pitcher Brock Stewart from Triple-A Oklahoma City. The 24-year-old right-hander has appeared in three games (two starts) with the team this season, going 0-2 with an 11.25 ERA. He is a combined 9-3 with a 1.68 ERA in 20 minor league starts with three different teams, including Oklahoma City. To make room on the roster, C Shawn Zarraga was optioned to OKC and RHP Kenta Maeda to the Rookie-level Arizona League Dodgers, whose season ends Sunday.TRAINERS ROOMDodgers: LHP Clayton Kershaw threw a 60-pitch bullpen session Friday. Hes been on the DL for nearly two months with a herniated disk in his back. Next he will face hitters. ... LHP Brett Anderson, on the DL with a finger blister, threw a bullpen session and expects to face hitters next week.UP NEXTCubs: RHP Jason Hammel (13-6, 3.07 ERA) starts the middle game of the series. He is winless in eight games (five starts) at Dodger Stadium. In his last outing, he allowed a season-high-tying 10 runs (six earned) in 3 1/3 innings of an 11-4 loss at Colorado.Dodgers: LHP Julio Urias (4-2, 3.95) has won his last three decisions. ' ' ' 
FLORHAM PARK, N. Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Kopen Belgie .J. - New York Jets running back Matt Forte said an MRI exam in his right knee revealed a torn meniscus, but he believes hed had it for the entire season and still hopes to play Saturday night against the Miami Dolphins.Forte said hes hoping to avoid surgery in the offseason because he had been pain-free until last Sunday. He said it was hyperextended at the start of the game and he wound up playing only the first two series in the Jets 23-17 overtime win over the San Francisco 49ers.On Monday, he went for the MRI.It hadnt been bothering me, so what I think happened Sunday is I re-aggravated it and it swelled up on me and all that stuff, Forte told Wednesday. Ive been working with them in the trainers room. The swelling is going down, so it feels a lot better.Forte said he had an inkling the meniscus might be torn based on an MRI he took last season with the Chicago Bears. Previously, he had surgery on his left knee, which requires maintenance. The Jets monitor his practice reps, cutting back on certain days.Asked if he will need arthroscopic surgery, the most common way to repair a meniscus tear, Forte said: At some point, but Ive been playing with it for a whole year and it hasnt been bothering me. What happens sometimes with these meniscus injuries is that its in a place where you can function. If it doesnt bother you, yeah, you can play with it.Forte didnt practice Wednesday. He will be a game-time decision, according to coach Todd Bowles.The Jets signed Forte to a three-year, $12 million contract in the offseason, including a guarantee of $9 million.They were aware of his knee issues. In fact, the signing was delayed because of questions about his physical exam. As he waited, he received a call from the New England Patriots, who wanted him to make a free-agent visit.Forte, 31, one of the most durable backs in recent memory, leads the Jets with 792 rushing yards and seven touchdowns. He got hot in October, but he has slowed down in the three games since the bye week - 60 yards on 25 carries, a 2.4 average.On Sunday, he was replaced by Bilal Powell, who enjoyed a career day. He rushed for 145 yards and two touchdowns, including the game winner in overtime.Bowles said Powell, a non-factor in the running game for most of the season, will get more chances over the final three games. Adidas NMD R1 Aanbieding .com) - The Chicago Blackhawks aim for their third three-game winning streak of the season when they host the struggling Edmonton Oilers in Sundays battle at the United Center. Yeezy Boost Goedkoop . Ashley Youngs cross was inadvertently headed by Chester into his own net in the 66th minute, allowing United to claim a third straight league win. "We had to dig deep with our fighting spirit and weve done that," United striker Wayne Rooney said. . The defence is doing its part, too. Drew Brees threw a pair of touchdown passes in the first half and the guys on the other side made sure that was enough, sending the Saints to a 17-13 victory over the Atlanta Falcons on Thursday night. NEW YORK -- A.J. Hines had 22 carries for 136 yards and two touchdowns to lead Duquesne past Wagner 28-20 on Saturday.Hines entered the game needing 41 yards to become the first Dukes freshman since 1993 to rush for 1,000 yards in a season at the FCS level.Dillon Buechel threw for 171 yards and a touchdown and Blair Roberts averaged 27.5 yards a catch on four receptions with a touchdown for Duquesne (6-3, 3-1 Northeast Conference).Wagner (4-5, 2-2) raced to a 10-0 lead after JJim Coopers 33-yard field and a 10-yard run by Alex Thomson. Stan Smith Belgie. Hines ran for a 60-yard score to trim the margin to 10-7. The teams traded touchdowns in the second. The Dukes took the lead for good when Buechel threw 18 yards to Roberts for a scored to make 21-20 with 1:54 left in the third quarter.Alex Thomson threw for 218 yards for Wagner. ' ' ' 
Most of the attention on the 2016 NFL Draft is focused on who will go first, who might trade and which players could fall from the first round. Ozzie Albies Braves Jersey . You could sometimes be forgiven for forgetting that there will be 253 picks made, as opposed to just the 31 on day one in Chicago.There is an array of talented players waiting in the wings for their big chance. Players who do not get much attention on the home straight to the event, but have the same opportunity to become just as successful - Tom Brady is a prime example. One such player who will be looking to make a big impact from a late-round selection is Dan Vitale, and he might just be one of the most intriguing 2016 prospects of them all.Officially listed as a fullback, the former Northwestern player is so much more than that.In college, Vitale played the superback position - a role unique to Northwestern, combining the work of a fullback, running back, wide receiver and tight end. Vitale believes that his experience at superback can stand him in good stead for an NFL career In high school, I wasnt really a running back or a fullback. When I was getting recruited by Northwestern, I saw they had this superback position and it really made my eyes pop open, Vitale told Sky Sports.In college, they told me as soon as I came that the two smartest players on the field had to be the quarterback, and the superback.I had to know not only just the plays and what routes I was running, but every block. I had to know everything, except what the quarterback was reading. You have to have a high football IQ.So now that I get the opportunity to transition this role and what Ive really embraced onto the next level is cool, its really special. I think a lot of teams are really seeing the potential this position has in itself.Vitale recorded 33 receptions for 355 yards and four touchdowns in his final year in college, numbers you certainly would not normally associate with a conventional fullback.But in terms of numbers, it was at the NFL Combine in February that the American football world really began to wake up and take notice of his athletic ability and just what he could offer. Dan Vitale (middle) impressed at the scouting combine but believes he has more to show Just for starters, Vitale ran his 40-yard dash in 4.60 seconds - a better time than 16 defensive backs. His bench-press test beat all but four offensive and defensive linemen.He recorded better times than Heisman Trophy winner Derrick Henry on five out of seven athletic tests, and put up a faster 60-yard shuttle than Will Fuller - renowned as one of college footballs fastest players.Despite his remarkable Combine showing, Vitale said that he was not as content as many would think.Personally, I was happy, but I wasnt satisfied, he added.My phone was blowing up, people saying great job, but on a personal level, Ive always done better in a lot of those tests.I was testing better at my training facility. Dont get me wrong, I wouldnt say I was disappointed. I know I did well, but Id say I was happy, not satisfied. NFL 2016 Draft A beginners guide to the Draft With just days to go until the Draft, rumours of where Vitale could potentially end up continue to circulate.The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are reported to have shown a strong interest in recent weeks, while the New England Patriots also appear keen.Vitale, as you would expect, was not willing to divulge too much information on what teams have been saying to him, but did acknowledge that the Patriots would be a good fit for his talents.I will just say that most teams ask me to keep quiet, but on a personal level, I think itd be pretty cool to play there (in New England), he added.The way they run their offence is pretty cool, I think they could use a guy like me. At this point, Ive done everything I possibly can to show all the teams what I can do. This is definitely the most stressful part - just sitting around and waiting for draft day.Just like the teams, the fans and the hundreds of other NFL hopefuls, Vitale will have to wait until the weekend to see where the next step in his football journey lies. Lawson on the 2016 Draft Shaq Lawson speaks to Sky Sports ahead of the 2016 NFL Draft But wherever it may take him, he revealed that getting the chance to experience the game in other places, such as in London, is something he would love to do.Ive had a chance to get to Europe before. Its something that Id like to experience again and show everyone what American football is all about.Id absolutely love to do that - it might be a really long flight, but its something Id be really excited to do.You can follow the 2016 NFL Draft on Sky Sports 1 from midnight on Thursday and with us here all week on Also See: Tom Bradys NFL ban restored Top 10 moments from the NFL Draft Richard Graves 2016 NFL Mock Draft Kirk Cousins backs Leicester for the Premier League title Julio Teheran Jersey .5 million, one-year contract on Friday. Hawkins, who turns 41 in December, will compete with Rex Brothers for the closers role at spring training. David Justice Jersey . JOHNS, N. . Vettel was 0.168 seconds faster than Red Bull teammate Mark Webber around the Suzuka circuit. Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg was two tenths of a second off Vettel. "The car balance is decent, but I think we can still improve," Vettel said. GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Missouris last visit to Florida Field was a debacle for the home team.The Tigers returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown and then really blew the game open in the third quarter by scoring on a punt return, a fumble return and an interception return.The 18th-ranked Gators (4-1, 2-1 Southeastern Conference) havent forgotten, and they plan to use it as motivation when the Tigers (3-2, 0-2) return to Gainesville on Saturday.That was just embarrassing how we came out, Florida cornerback Jalen Tabor said. Man, homecoming. They returned the opening kickoff. They had four non-offensive touchdowns. Sheesh, thats tough.The 42-13 drubbing ranks among Floridas worst home losses in school history. Mizzou had just seven first downs and 119 yards of offense, including 20 passing, and essentially sat back and watched the Gators self-destruct every way imaginable.Senior linebacker Jarrad Davis reminded teammates this week how humbling that 2014 homecoming game was.If thats what it takes for them to get excited, Florida coach Jim McElwain said. I dont know, maybe they put it on their locker room wall or something. Maybe thatll be good.The Gators are coming off an unexpected bye week caused by Hurricane Matthew. The SEC postponed Floridas home game against LSU because of the threatening storm and eventually rescheduled it for Nov. 19 in Baton Rouge.Missouri also had a week off after losing 42-7 at LSU , a disconcerting setback in which the offense totaled just 265 yards and the defense missed two dozen tackles and gave up 418 yards rushing.I think it was a wake-up call for us, Mizzou receiver Chris Black said.Florida, which has managed 20 points and 338 yards in its last six quarters, expects an offensive boost with the return of quarterback Luke Del Rio. Del Rio missed the last two games with a sprained left knee.Im looking for, obviously, improvement in all phases, McElwain said. But more than that, Im looking for improvement with guys not just trying to do their job and stopping, but actually doing their jobb and finishing. Deion Sanders Braves Jersey. Thats really what Im looking for this week.---Here are some other things to know about Missouri and Florida heading into their sixth meeting:GETTING HEALTHY: The Gators used to week off to get a little healthier on both lines. Defensive tackle Caleb Brantley (finger) and left tackle David Sharpe (shoulder) should be good to go against the Tigers. Defensive linemen Joey Ivie (thumb) and Jordan Sherit (leg) remain sidelined.INFLATED NUMBERS: Missouri quarterback Drew Lock leads the SEC in passing, averaging 335 yards a game. The sophomore has thrown for 1,675 yards, with 14 touchdowns and four interceptions. But 10 of his TD passes came in lopsided wins against Eastern Michigan and Delaware State.FOUR-HEADED MONSTER: It will be interesting to see if Florida sticks with its four-man running back rotation against the Tigers. Leading rusher Jordan Scarlett looked like the best of the bunch against Vanderbilt, running for 55 yards and a touchdown on 12 carries, but the Gators continued to get Mark Thompson, Jordan Cronkrite and Lamical Perine touches.HARRIS WATCH: Florida wants to know exactly where Missouri defensive end Charles Harris is before every snap. Although Harris had a slow start to the season while adjusting to a new defensive scheme, the junior is one of the best players in the league. He has 19 tackles and 3 1/2 sacks, modest numbers for a guy widely considered a first-round draft pick in 2017.TITLE TEAM IN TOWN: The Gators will honor their 2006 national championship team Saturday, welcoming many of the players back to recognize the 10-year anniversary of the programs second national title. Retired coach Steve Spurrier, who led Florida to its first title two decades ago, spoke to the current team Thursday about the importance of homecoming. 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PHILADELPHIA -- Chase Utley got curtain calls after each of his two home runs -- including a grand slam -- in his first game in Philadelphia since a trade last season to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Brett Favre Youth Jersey .Those cheers came after fans greeted him with a 1 1/2-minute ovation before he struck out leading off the game Tuesday night.Utley was a six-time All-Star in 13 seasons as Philadelphias second baseman, helping the team win five straight NL East titles and the 2008 World Series. Fans showed their appreciation with a long cheer before he struck out in the first inning at Citizens Bank Park.In the fifth, Utley hit a two-out solo homer and raced around the bases in customary fashion. Fans clamored for a rare curtain call by a visiting player, and Utley obliged to another standing ovation.In the seventh, Utley hit a grand slam off Michael Mariot, and fans again cheered him back out of the dugout. It was Utleys seventh career grand slam. His first career hit was a grand slam at Veterans Stadium.We had a lot of great times here at this stadium, Utley said prior to the game. I spent so much time here, so many great memories. I cant really say enough about the support I received. Obviously we had some great players and great coaches, but the fans kind of took us to the next level.Utleys presence put a buzz in Philadelphias ballpark during whats been a lackluster season. Fans applauded when he jogged to the outfield for warmups, and he twice stopped to sign autographs between conversations with former teammate Ryan Howard in center field. There were signs throughout the ballpark welcoming Utley back.As Utley hit leadoff wearing his familiar No. 26, public address announcer Dan Baker introduced him to shouts and applause, including from players on both teams. Utley doffed his helmet and waved to the crowd, and when he tried to step to the plate, fans continued their ovation. Plate umpire Ron Kulpa moved to clean home plate while Utley stepped out again, touching his heart and raising his fist in appreciation.I truly believe without their support and without them pushing us to be better, we would not have had the team that we had, Utley said of the fans.Utley was traded last Aug. 19 and never got a chance to acknowledge the fans because the trade wasnt finalized until after the game that night.I didnt really have an opportunity to say goodbye, Utley said. If I were to write up a script (last year), it would have gone a bit differently.He departed the Phillies after playing 1,551 games, compiling 1,623 hits, 142 homers and 916 RBI. Utley remains one of the most beloved Philadelphia athletes ever for his talent, hustle and grit.There are so many times Id meet a father with his son, or even a mother, who would praise the way I played and would tell me they want their son to play that way, Utley said. To me, thats a true compliment. 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He might be on the cusp of owning the worst start ever as a Manly coach, but Trent Barrett has been credited for keeping the Sea Eagles from falling apart this NRL season.Barrett currently sits alongside former Manly mentors Des Hasler (2004), Wally OConnell (1950) and Tony Paskins (1963) to have just four wins from their first 15 games in charge of the club.However there is some hope for the rookie coach, with Hasler going on to claim two premierships in the eight seasons under his guidance, even if the first trophy didnt come until 2008.Ahead of Mondays clash against St George Illawarra, Sea Eagles star Daly Cherry-Evans said Barrett has endured a difficult introduction to coaching but has played a big role in keeping the team united.The situations hes been put in as a rookie coach is nothing short of unbelievable, Cherry-Evans said.But I cant fault the man in his resilience and his character, the way hes been able to keep us together as a playing group. Its quite easy in situations like this for playing groups to split.The 14th-placed Sea Eagles face off against the 10th-placed Dragons, a club where Barrett failed to bring his own premiership as a player despite being in one of the strongest sides of that era.Dragons coach Paul McGregor, who goes head-to-head in the coaching box against a former teammate for the third time in as many weeks, felt for the under-fire Barrett. Irv Smith Jr. Womens Jersey. az has had a pretty tough first year. His side was benchmarked to be a top four side and it hasnt worked out that way, McGregor said.Hed be doing it tough but hed be committed, working hard towards improving.Barrett has named an unchanged line-up that almost upset North Queensland in Townsville last week, although there are question marks surrounding the availability of veteran No.1 Brett Stewart.For the Dragons, who can catapult into the top eight with a win, mid-season recruit Tariq Sims returns after sitting out last weeks win over Newcastle.STATS THAT MATTER* Manly have defeated St George Illawarra just eight times in 23 matches, their worst record against any team in history.* The Dragons have an awful recent record in Monday night football, winning just twice in 17 games since late 2011, including losing their past six.* Brett Stewart is currently in a 10-game try-less drought, easily the longest of his 14-year career. ' ' ' 
Paris Saint-Germain forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic could return to AC Milan this summer, according to the Sweden internationals agent. D.K. Metcalf Jersey . Ibrahimovic, 34, is set to leave the Ligue 1 champions when his contract at the Parc des Princes runs out at the end of June.Ibrahimovic has previously indicated a willingness to join Manchester United, according to Sky Sports News HQ, although only if manager Louis van Gaal leaves Old Trafford at the end of the campaign. However, Ibrahimovics agent has claimed his client may return to Serie A, where he also played for Juventus and Inter Milan. Zlatan Ibrahimovic played for Milan between 2010 and 2012, the first season on loan at San Siro Ibra could return to Italy, to Milan, Mino Raiola told Italian GQ.Raiola also represents Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba and Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli, who is currently on a season-long loan at Milan.Raiola, though, has ruled out Pogba leaving the newly crowned Serie A champions for Chelsea this summer, at least not right now.And Raiola also believes Balotelli would have been a match for Barcelona star Lionel Messi if he only had the same attitude to his career as Ibrahimovic. 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Young formally announced his retirement Friday after returning to Rangers Ballpark, his baseball home for all but the last of his 13 major league seasons. Zimbabweans waking up on a crisp Monday in July 2001, the day after Hamilton Masakadza had become the first black batsman to score a hundred for the country, might have expected their joy to be reflected in the mornings papers. Instead they were affronted by a headline that bristled with pent-up anger: Masakadza proves racists wrong.The headline was a precursor of things to come in Zimbabwe cricket. But it also represented an outpouring of frustration from a segment of the black community who felt that, for all of Zimbabwe Cricket Unions efforts to transform from its white base to a majority sport, players of colour were still being kept at arms length.Fifteen years on, this feeling has been rising on the other side of the Limpopo River, in South Africa. Last November, a group of black cricketers sent a letter to Cricket South Africa (CSA) saying that they were sick and tired of being included in national squads without being picked to play. Their frustrations have been echoed by Zimbabwes interim coach Makhaya Ntini - who claims he was shut out of the coaching realm in South Africa because of race - and in newspaper columns that have questioned the appointment of Mark Boucher as Titans coach despite his absence of coaching experience.For all of these issues, there are counterclaims. Those in favour of picking sides purely on merit might suggest that black players have not been quite good enough, even if they deserved their place in squads. Others might point to Ntinis lack of coaching qualifications, or the fact that he only expressed an interest in coaching in the Eastern Cape, a largely dysfunctional province. Some might say that personality is important - not every former international cricketer will make a good coach - and that this is the difference between Boucher walking into a franchise appointment ahead of Ntini or any of the other coaches in the domestic system.But what is clear is a growing divide, an increasing polarisation in views where both sides only become more entrenched in their position with each passing incident. It is surely no coincidence that South Africa are experiencing this at a very similar time in their history to Zimbabwe - 20 years after attaining black majority rule. It would appear that this is the point where patience begins to run out, and where promises start to ring hollow.The administration in Zimbabwe at least had better excuses to fall back on. The country spent its first decade building the game up on a completely amateur base and only became a Test nation in 1992. Thereafter there were visible attempts to spread the game, with the ZCU spending its own limited resources to install facilities in lower income black schools.By contrast, South Africa has had the benefit of two decades of ICC Full Membership and far greater financial resources. Admittedly, CSA is operating in a much larger country, making it more reliant on the government to do the groundwork, but concerted and sustained attempts at establishing cricket in the townships or in black rural areas have largely been lacking. Even when private entities have got the ball rolling, they have received scant support from the federations. Now, with too few black cricketers developing into top-level players and time running out, CSA has been compelled to implement a top-down approach and install targets at national level.While any racial selection policy is inherently unfair and regrettable, at least South Africas players now have clarity. The absence of such a policy in Zimbabwe created even greater distrust among the white players, and ultimately led to the rebel walkout in 2004. I said that youve got to actually tell people if theres a quota system in place, Heath Streak, who led the walkout, has said. Because the young white guys are going to worry about whether theyre doing the right thing by staying. At least if you do have a quota system and you say that we have to have three or four players of colour, then they know that theyre fighting for seven positions or whatever it is.On the face of it, the ZCU had done many things right in its bid to avert a full-blown crisis. In March 2001 they set up the Integration Task Force as part of an aggressive campaign to eliminate racial discrimination within cricket at all levels. This was a response to several incidents, two of which affected Trevor Madondo, who had preceded Masakadza as Zimbabwes first black specialist batsman.In December 1999, during a one-day series against Sri Lanka, Madondo had arrived half- an-hour late for practice. His punishment was to be omitted from the squad for the remaining three matches, a hefty sanction that drew accusations of racism. The two judges tasked by the ZCU with investigating the matter ruled that on the evidence ... heard it is not possible to conclude with conviction that Trevor Madondo was treated as he was, because of his race. Yet they had a word of caution, advising that in the multiracial and multicultural diverse society that we live in, there is need forr sensitivity in ones approach when dealing with issues which cross the cultural or racial divide. Marquise Blair Youth Jersey. In short, they did not feel that Madondo benefited from an even-handed approach.A year later, in a rain-hit Test match in Wellington, Streak declared Zimbabwes first innings with Madondo unbeaten on 74 - his highest Test score. The game was going nowhere - Zimbabwe declared on the final morning, still 147 runs in arrears. The decision not to give Madondo a crack at a hundred is still spoken of in some quarters as a slight on black cricket.There were other signs of trouble. In a Test in Bulawayo a few months earlier, Guy Whittall withdrew from the side in protest after David Mutendera, a young fast bowler, became a late replacement for Craig Wishart, a batsman, due to perceived political interference. And in 2001, after a white batsman had made a century, Streak walked around a corner in the dressing room to find one of the selectors on the phone, lamenting the fact that they would now have to keep picking the white centurion.The Task Force charged with addressing the growing divide had a wide range of cricket people from across the racial spectrum, and was facilitated by Dr Zackrison, an American consultant. The presence of an outsider with no prior knowledge of the situation or even the game of cricket raised the ire of the experienced white players, who also had little time for the process as a whole. One player refused to fill in a survey on racial attitudes in the game, but claims to have been lambasted for his opinions nonetheless when the community met to discuss the Task Forces findings. These included aggressive targets for everything from the number of black players in the national team to the racial make-up of the crowd, although they were genuinely targets whereas CSAs recommendations are quotas under another name. Alistair Campbell, who believes the hard work done in the 1990s was about to bear fruit without political interference, says he walked out along with several other senior white players when the findings were presented. More blacks need to play the game with the least possible reduction in personal and team performance, was the statement he remembers. We sort of questioned that, he says. Youre saying that by bringing people into an organisation youre going downhill, but you just want damage limitation. Thats what that statement says. Ive had this out with some people, and said, Guys, I think you were advised poorly.Because of the historic imbalance, there were barely any senior black players to present their side of the argument and the emerging generation was still too young to deal with such complex issues. Tatenda Taibu, who had become part of the Zimbabwe squad when still a teenager, barely recalls anything about the Task Force process. But he does remember a club match in Harare where an on-field racial slur by one of his team-mates led to an off-field brawl in the changing rooms after the game. He says he just walked out, along with his good friend and team-mate Stuart Matsikenyeri. We had decided we werent going to be distracted by things that wouldnt allow us to achieve what we wanted to achieve, he says. Hamilton [Masakadza] saw that and started to do the same. So it was not something we put any mind to.Unfortunately, their silence left the door open for others to speak for them. These were chaotic times in Zimbabwe as it spiralled into political and economic meltdown, and the racial tension in cricket allowed people with political connections and questionable intentions to infiltrate themselves into the game.The Task Forces biggest challenge was coming up with a process and a pathway that all of these disparate parties could buy into. My view on it is that it was necessary, that it should have happened earlier - not in a political sense but to try and change with the times and to embrace where the country was going, says Andy Pycroft, who spent many hours working on the Task Force. But there was a certain element in the white community that didnt want it to happen, and there was a certain element in the black community that was prepared to ride over everything regardless, a sort of we dont care attitude. And it was trying to marry the two and seek a common middle ground. It was very difficult.This is the challenge facing South African cricket over the coming years. How do you promote one community without completely alienating another? If the South Africans are to maintain their competitive edge then they must retain enough white players, coaches and administrators with talent and experience that the games value will not be eroded overnight. A glance across the border does not offer a blueprint on how this can be done, but there are some lessons that can be heeded. Above all, it is a reminder of the cost of failing to attain even a tenuous unity in such a delicate process. ' ' ' 
SYDNEY -- Hawaii players sped through early-morning drills with traditional island music emanating from a single speaker in one of the end zones. Greg Olsen Jersey . Across town, California held a final, closed workout except for the curious eyes of a half-dozen or so Sydney police officers wondering what all the fuss was about.It was fine-tuning day Friday for Cal and Hawaii as the Golden Bears and Rainbow Warriors prepared for Saturdays season-opening game of the U.S. college football season at Sydneys Olympic stadium.The rain that played havoc with training schedules on Thursday was gone, giving way to a sunny, cool morning at Olympic Park where Hawaii held their final session in the shadow of the stadium that was the centerpiece of the 2000 Olympics.Ten-yard lines were laid down in chalk on the training field at the University of New South Wales just before the Cal players and team officials arrived in four buses from their downtown hotel.The sunny weather on the last weekend of winter in the southern hemisphere was expected to hold for Saturdays midday start local time, allowing the game to be televised live in prime time on Friday evening in the U.S. -- and Friday afternoon in Hawaii.Here are some other things to know about the season opener:----WHY AUSTRALIA?: Officially known as the College Football Sydney Cup, the game was brought to Sydney by tourism officials anxious to again showcase the city and its regional attractions. Football officials hope itll help create an interest in gridiron, but its a crowded market. Officially there are four main varieties of football in Australia -- Australian Rules, rugby league, rugby union and soccer. Australians love the NFL -- at least on television -- but whether American football live will ever catch on remains to be seen. Organizers two weeks ago said they were expecting a crowd in excess of 65,000, but on Friday an event official said only 45,000 had been sold. Last Saturday at the same stadium, traditional rugby rivals Australia and New Zealand attracted a crowd of 65,328. Its the first college football game played in Sydney, but an NFL preseason game in 1999 between Denver and San Diego -- the Broncos won 20-17 -- had 73,000 in the stands.----THE COACHES: Sonny Dykes is the man from Cal. The Pac-12 teams eight wins last year in the third season with Dykes as head coach was the schools most victories since 2009. It capped the season with a win over Air Force in the Armed Forces Bowl, its first postseason victory since 2008 in its first bowl appearance since 2011. Former Rainbow Warriors quarterback Nick Rolovich is the new head coach for Hawaii and will try to improve on the teams 3-10 record from last season, including 0-8 in its Mountain West conference. Told on Friday that betting agencies were making Cal a 20-point favorite, Rolovich quipped: Its a funny-shaped ball, it can bounce different ways.---HELMET TRIBUTE: On Saturday and all season , Hawaii players will wear the initials KMT on the back of their helmets to honor U.S. Representative (Kyle) Mark Takai, a Hawaii congressman and former all-American swimmer from the university who died in July of pancreatic cancer at the age of 49. There was maybe no one more who was a supporter of the athletic department, Rolovich said Friday. We asked the family it if was OK, and they felt it would be a nice tribute.---THE QUARTERBACKS: Cals starter Davis Webb has big shoes to fill, replacing Jared Goff, the No. 1 overall NFL draft pick by the Los Angeles Rams. A graduate transfer from Texas Tech, Webb played in 23 games with 14 starts over three seasons and had career totals of 5,557 yards and 46 touchdowns for TTU. His work ethic has been unparalleled, Dykes said after selecting Webb as the starter on the fourth day of training camp. Webb returns the favor: This is what a championship culture looks like, and that is what coach Dykes is developing here. California-born Ikaika Woolsey beat out three other Hawaii quarterbacks. Now in his senior year, he has had 19 starts for the Rainbow Warriors.---THE INTERNATIONALS: First-year running back Genta Ito is from Inabe, Japan and moved to Hawaii after attending Santa Monica College in California for two years. 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ARCADIA, Calif. Jarvis Landry Womens Jersey . -- California Chrome was made the early even-money favorite Monday in a field of 10 for the $6 million Breeders Cup Classic, in which the 2014 Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner will try to close the year with an undefeated record.Chrome is 6-0 so far in 2016 and is already the richest horse in North American history with career earnings of $13.4 million. He will break from the No. 4 post on Saturday at Santa Anita under Victor Espinoza.This horse is ready, 79-year-old trainer Art Sherman said. Hes better now than hes ever been.Arrogate drew the far outside post and is the 5-2 second choice for the 1 1/4-mile race against older horses. The late-developing 3-year-old colt stunned the racing world in August when he won the Travers at Saratoga by 13 1/2 lengths. Arrogate will try to deliver a record third straight Classic victory for trainer Bob Baffert, who won last year with Triple Crown champion American Pharoah and in 2014 with Bayern at Santa Anita.Arrogate will be ridden by Mike Smith, whose 22 victories make him the leading jockey in the 32-year history of the event.I just hope all America is watching this race because its going to be a great race, Baffert said.The Classic will be shown live in primetime on NBC.Post positions were drawn Monday for the 13 races worth $28 million to be run during the world championships on Friday and Saturday.Whitney winner Frosted was installed as the 5-1 third choice in the Classic.Effinex, last years Classic runner-up, is one of two 15-1 shots in the Classic, along with Hoppertunity, Bafferts other entry.Also in the Classic field are Keen Ice, Melatonin, Shaman Ghost, War Story and Win the Space.The $2 million Distaff highlights Fridays four Cup races. The 1-1/8-mile race for fillies and mares pits three champions against each other: undefeated Songbird, Stellar Wind and Beholder.Trained by Jerry Hollendorfer, Songbird is 11-0, with five of her victories coming on her home track at Santa Anita. She is the 6-5 favorite ridden by Smith. They drew the No. 1 post in the field of eight.Shes going to run well, Smith said. Shes ready for something like this.Stellar Wind is the co-second choice at 5-2 with Beholder, who will be making the last start of her career. Last year at Keeneland, Beholder was scratched because of a fever that kept her out of the Classic against male horses.Stellar Wind landed in the No. 5 post while Beholder will break from the eighth spot.Its nice to get off the rail, said Richard Mandella, who trains Beholder, but I am a bigger believer in good luck and a good post, so we are hoping for good luck.Also in the Distaff field are Argentina-bred Corona Del Inca, Curalina, Forever Unbridled, Im a Chatterbox and Land Over Sea.In the $2 million Juvenile, Not This Time drew the No. 10 post in a field of 11 and is listed as the 7-2 favorite. Trained by Dale Romans, Not This Time is 2 for 3 and a victory on Saturday would position the 2-year-old as the early favorite for next years Kentucky Derby.Last years Juvenile winner Nyquist went on to win the Derby. He was set to run in the Classic, but came up with a puffy ankle and was retired Monday.The Juvenile field includes two Todd Pletcher-trained colts: Theory and Syndergaard, named for New York Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard.In the $1 million Turf Sprint on Saturday, Pure Sensation is the 4-1 favorite. Also in the field is Undrafted, owned by former NFL star receiver Wes Welker. The 6-year-old gelding finished fifth in the race last year and third in the 2014 edition.In Fridays races, Oscar Performance is the 4-1 favorite in the $1 million Juvenile Turf; Gun Runner is the 6-5 favorite in the $1 million Dirt Mile; and Roly Poly is the 4-1 favorite in the $1 million Juvenile Fillies Turf.Among Saturdays other races, the Baffert-trained Noted and Quoted is the 9-2 favorite in the $2 million Juvenile Fillies; Lady Eli is the 5-2 favorite in the $2 million Filly & Mare Turf; Masochistic is the 2-1 favorite in the $1.5 million Sprint; Britain-bred Flintshire is the 5-2 favorite in the $4 million Turf; Haveyougoneaway is the 3-1 favorite for the $1 million Filly & Mare Sprint; and Tepin is the 3-1 favorite for the $2 million Mile. Odell Beckham Jr Jersey .Y. -- Injured Buffalo Sabres forward Marcus Foligno did not practice with the team Monday and head coach Ron Rolston said its unlikely hell play in Wednesdays season opener in Detroit. 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TOKYO -- Hoping to avoid last-minute financial pressures, Japanese officials said Wednesday they are determined to keep total costs of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics Games below 2 trillion yen ($18 billion) after a three-day debriefing from organizers of the Rio de Janeiro Games.Rio was forced to make cuts up to the opening of this years games because the Brazilian economy went into severe recession after the Olympics were awarded in 2009.Tokyos estimated costs have ballooned in the face of construction costs that have soared since the city launched its bid for the Olympics in 2011 and secured the games in 2013.Were committed to reducing costs, Tokyo organizing committee CEO Toshiro Muto said after the debriefing wrapped up. The city government, the national government and the organizing committee must all work together.A Tokyo government panel has said the cost of the Olympics could exceed $30 billion -- four times the initial estimate -- unless drastic cuts are made.Muto proposed putting a 2 trillion yen ($18 billion) cap on total Olympic costs but IOC vice president John Coates said the ceiling was too high.The figure of 2 trillion is a starting point, Muto said. From there we will move to reduce it further. Mr. Coates has said it should be lower and we agree with that.More than 500 officials took part in the debriefing sessions here that are aimed at drawing lessons from the Rio Games for Tokyo and other future organizers.Representatives of the International Olympic Committee, Tokyo organizers and Japans central and city governments have been meeting in Tokyo to discuss ways of reducing costs. David Njoku Youth Jersey. Tokyo Olympic organizers agreed Tuesday to keep the rowing, canoe sprint and swimming venues at their planned sites in Tokyo, rather than moving them to exiting venues outside the capital. A decision on a possible switch of the volleyball venue was postponed until late December.Coates, who heads the IOCs coordination commission for the Tokyo Games, emphasized the need to resolve issues quickly.The sooner you get out there and arrive at entering into your various procurement contracts to commence construction then the cheaper its going to be, he said.Tokyo initially won the bid on a promise to stage a compact games but has moved several events to neighboring prefectures since beating out Istanbul and Madrid in the IOC voting.Basketball will be staged in Saitama, a one-hour train ride north of Tokyo, while cycling was transferred to Izu, over two hours away from the capital.In addition to the IOC executives and representatives from Rio and Tokyo, the debriefing was attended by organizers of the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, and 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, as well as delegations from the three bid cities for the 2024 Olympics -- Paris, Budapest and Los Angeles. 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STOCKHOLM, Sweden -- Matteo Manassero birdied his first six holes en route to a 6-under 66 and a share of the lead on the first day of the Nordea Masters on Thursday. Cody Ford Womens Jersey . Manassero, who won the BMW PGA Championship last week, is tied with Pablo Larrazabal of Spain on the Bro Hof Slott course. "Ive never started that well in my career, that just seemed a little strange," the Italian said. "It was a guess how I would wake up this morning as I had been pretty tired up until last night, but I felt good and I could see that from the first tee when I hit good shots." Manassero is hoping to follow in the footsteps of the late Seve Ballesteros. He wore green pants in honour of the Spanish great for Sundays victory, his fourth on the European Tour at the age of 20 years and 37 days. Ballesteros was 20 years and three months old when he captured a fourth European title in winning the 1977 Swiss Open. "Seve Ballesteros has always been my idol given his personality and what he did for golf and the tournaments that he won, and the way he won them was different to other golfers," Manassero said. If Manassero wins in Sweden he would be more than 13 months younger than when the Spanish star won a fifth Tour title. Two-time Tour winner Larrazabal capped his round with four birdies over his opening nine holes. "I played great to be 5 under par after 10 holes and then 6 under par after 14 and even after a bogey at 16 I managed to birdie the last," Larrazabal said. "So I played steady and I played safe, but then I played aggressive where I could, so seven birdies in a round is good for me." Swedens Fredrik Andersson Hed, Welshman Jamie Donaldson and Englands Chris Lloyd and Simon Wakefield were one shot behind. Donaldson, the reigning Irish Open and Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship title holder, had his five birdies over his outward nine and then had nine pars in succession in his 67. Swedens Peter Hanson, the highest-ranked player in the field at No. 23, finished with a 3-under 69. Doug Flutie Womens Jersey . The 15th-ranked Canadian men lost the opening two games of their European tour: 19-15 to No. 17 Georgia and 21-20 to No. Devin Singletary Womens Jersey . -- Ryan Getzlaf grabbed the three pucks wrapped in tape and held them up to his chest in the Anaheim Ducks dressing room for a celebration nine seasons in the making. . Ashley Youngs cross was inadvertently headed by Chester into his own net in the 66th minute, allowing United to claim a third straight league win. "We had to dig deep with our fighting spirit and weve done that," United striker Wayne Rooney said. ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands -- Greg McDermott isnt ready to think about No. 22 Creightons place in the national polls just yet.Ill worry about that come March, the Bluejays coach said.Creighton is riding high, though, after beating N.C. State 112-94 on Sunday night to advance to the championship game of the Paradise Jam tournament.Cole Huff had 20 points and 10 rebounds, and six other players finished in double figures for Creighton (4-0), which had its highest offensive output in a regulation game since scoring 115 points against Indiana State on Jan. 19, 1985.The polls dont mean anything to me right now, McDermott said. They will in March, but not right now. We just have to continue to get better.Im proud of the fact that coming off an emotional win like we had against (No. 9) Wisconsin, weve been able to put together two pretty good performances back to back. Thats a credit to this team.Khyri Thomas added 16 points and Marcus Foster had 15 among the seven Bluejays (4-0) in double figures. Creighton led by 24 at one point in the second half.Terry Henderson scored 28 points and three other players finished in double figures for the Wolfpack (3-1), who battled to six ties and eight lead changes in the first half.Dennis Smith Jr. added 21 points, Torin Dorn had 16 and Abdul-Malik Abu had 13 for N.C. State, which last led 47-46 with 2:43 remaining in the first half on Smiths 3-pointer.Creighton closed out the half with an 8-2 run for a 54-48 lead, then opened the second half with another 8-2 stretch for its first double-digit lead.The Bluejays biggest lead, 24 points, came when Huff hit a pair of free throws with 5:17 remaining for a 103-79 lead.No. 1, theyre a really good team and theey can score the ball, N. TreDavious White Womens Jersey. C. State coach Mark Gottfried said. We had a hard time stopping them from scoring. I liked a lot of things we did -- we scored 92 ourselves -- but we just really couldnt slow them down, much less stop them. That was the difference in the game.Maurice Watson Jr. scored 15 points for Creighton, Isaiah Zierden added 12, Zach Hanson had 11 and Justin Patton had 10.BIG PICTUREN.C. State: Henderson scored more than 20 points for the second time in four games this season after missing nearly all of 2015-16 with an ankle injury.Creighton: The Bluejays are 4-0 for the fifth time in the past six seasons under McDermott. The only blemish on that run was a 3-1 start in 2015-2016.STAT SHEETN.C. State made a season-best 14 of 28 3-pointers and shot 45.6 percent from the field (31 of 68). But Creighton countered with a season-best 60.6 percent shooting (40 of 66) and made 13 of 27 3-pointers.FOUL TIMEN.C. State and Creighton were whistled for 45 combined fouls, including a pair of technical fouls (on Foster and Patton) in the second half for excessive celebration. Beejay Anya fouled out for the Wolfpack, and six others (four for N.C. State, two for Creighton) finished with four fouls.POLL IMPLICATIONSWith the Top 25 rankings coming out Monday morning, Creighton should head into that evenings Paradise Jam championship game having moved up several spots following back-to-back 100-point games.UP NEXTN.C. State: Will play Saint Josephs in the tournaments third-place game Monday.Creighton: Will face Mississippi in the championship game Monday. ' ' ' 
PHILADELPHIA -- Eagles veteran long-snapper Jon Dorenbos will miss the remainder of the season after undergoing wrist surgery Sunday night, head coach Doug Pederson announced. Air Force 1 Lv8 Suomi .Dorenbos tied a franchise record Sunday by playing in his 162nd consecutive game -- a streak that began back in 2006. He pulled even with former wide receiver standout Harold Carmichael, who played with the Eagles from 1971 to 83.Hes one of the leaders of the team, so he is definitely going to be missed, Pederson said.The injury occurred during an Eagles punt in the third quarter when he was hit from behind by Washington Redskins linebacker Houston Bates. Dorenbos missed the remainder of the game after having his wrist examined on the sideline.No flag was thrown on the play.It looked on film like it was illegal. He kind of got him right in the shoulder, helmet [area], Pederson said Monday.He was replaced at first by tight end Brent Celek and then fellow tight end Trey Burton after Celek left with a stinger. A low snap by Celek cost the Eagles a chance at three points on a Caleb Sturgis field goal attempt in the second half.The Eagles are in the process of trying out long-snappers to take Dorenbos place. That group will include John DePalma, who was with the team during the offseason.Dorenbos second career as a magician has taken off following a long run on Americas Got Talent, where he was a finalist. He opted to wait to make that his full-time job, however, by signing a three-year deal with the Eagles back in November.In other Eagles injury news, running back Darren Sproles remains in the concussion protocol following a vicious hit by Redskins safety Deshazor Everett during a punt return.Starting right guard Brandon Brooks missed his second game in three weeks with a game-day illness. Pederson expects him back at practice Wednesday, but the team will take steps to look further into what is ailing Brooks in hopes of getting the issue resolved.Thats something that we are going to continue to explore today with him, and just see. Its obviously unfortunate, but we need to get to the bottom of it and just find out why.Pederson said that Brooks will remain the starter, though rookie Isaac Seumalo will continue to get reps at right guard with the first team during practice.Fellow offensive lineman Matt Tobin suffered a Grade 2 MCL sprain that could force him to miss the rest of the season. Rookie running back Wendell Smallwood has the same injury and is also an injured-reserve candidate, Pederson said. Safety Jaylen Watkins is also on the shelf with a torn ligament in his finger.Starting lineman Allen Barbre (hamstring) will miss Wednesdays practice, as will Celek. Receiver Dorial Green-Beckham (oblique) is expected to return after missing Sundays game. Nike Huarache Miehet . - Chris Tierney snapped a tie with a power-play goal late in the third period as the London Knights rallied from a 3-0 deficit to beat the Erie Otters 5-3 in Ontario Hockey League action on Wednesday. Air Force 1 Kengät . Andreas Johnson had a goal and two assists while Jacob de la Rose also scored for Sweden (2-0-0). Esa Lindell and Rasmus Ristolainen replied for Finland (1-1-0) Lindell opened the scoring for Finland just 41 seconds into the game, but the hosts quickly regained their composure and tied the score less than four minutes later on Wennbergs first of the game. . Ferrer, trying to win his fourth title on Mexican soil, will next play South Africas Kevin Anderson, who eliminated American Sam Querrey,7-6 (2), 6-4. Also Wednesday, Gilles Simon (6) of France beat Donald Young of the United States 6-4, 6-3, Ukraines Alexandr Dolgopolov downed Frenchman Jeremy Chardy 6-3, 6-4 and Croatias Ivo Karlovic defeated Dudi Sela of Israel 7-6 (4), 6-2. SAN ANTONIO -- A former financial adviser for retired Spurs star Tim Duncan is facing fraud charges over millions of dollars in lost investments.Charles Banks of Atlanta was arrested Friday in San Antonio on two counts of wire fraud. Banks appeared in federal court and was freed on bond.An indictment returned Thursday says Banks committed fraud while with Gameday Entertainment.The indictment says Banks encouraged the victim, identified in documents as T.D., to loan or invest millions of dollars with him since 2012. Prosecutors say Banks misrepresented the transactions.Duncan filed a lawsuit in January 2015 contending that a series of investments from 2005 to 2013 enriched Banks but were losingg propositions for the two-time NBA MVP. Nike Huarache Ale. Duncan alleged that he lost more than $25 million.I originally filed my lawsuits against Charles Banks to stop him from doing to others what he had done to me and my family, Duncan said in a statement. The U.S. Department of Justice has just taken a big step in exposing and stopping his illegal activities. I thank the U.S. Attorneys office and the FBI for working tirelessly to bring Banks to justice.Banks faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison for each count.The Associated Press contributed to this report. ' ' ' 
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