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We felt like hed give us a good at bat.Baltimore right-hander Chris Tillman said the dramatic victory could provide the Orioles with some much-needed momentumI think that could push a team a long way, those kind of wins, Tillman said. It was a big team win and everybody played a part in it.Osuna (3-3) has five blown save chances, including two in his last three appearances.I feel good, Im not worried at all, he said. My fastball just stayed down the middle, and he took advantage of it.Trumbo hit his major league-leading 46th home run, a solo drive off Jason Grilli in the eighth. Sacrifice flies by Edwin Encarnacion in the first and Kevin Pillar in the second had built a 2-0 lead.I thought Trums home run kind of got some positive vibes back in the game, Showalter said.Brian Duensing (1-0) got one out, and Zach Britton finished for his 47th save in as many tries.Zach came in there and didnt let the momentum get away from us, Showalter said.Blue Jays left-hander Francisco Liriano struck out 10 over six shutout innings. Toronto starters have allowed one earned run or none in a team record seven straight games.Liriano was perfect until Adam Jones singled to begin the fourth. Davis followed with a single by Liriano struck out the next three batters. Baltimore loaded the bases with two outs in the fifth but Davis took a called third strike.Liriano left to a standing ovation after Jonathan Schoops single put runners at first and second in the seventh. Brett Cecil came on and struck out Nolan Reimold before Troy Tulowitzki went deep into the hole to shortstop hole to retire Jones on a groundout.Tillman allowed two runs -- one earned -- and six hits in 5 2/3 innings. He has a 2-6 with a 7.01 ERA in 13 career starts in Toronto.My fastball command wasnt there again, Tillman said, but we were able to make some big pitches with the offspeed stuff and limit the damage.LOSING IT LATEToronto has blown a lead in the ninth inning three times in four games, losing twice in that span.PUT A LID ON ITThe stadium roof, which was partially open when the game began, slid shut in the second inning because of an expected thunderstorm.TRAINERS ROOMBlue Jays: 2B Devon Travis (left shoulder) did not start for the second straight game. Travis jammed his surgically repaired shoulder in Mondays benches-clearing brawl with New York. Ryan Goins started at second.UP NEXTRHP Ubaldo Jimenez (7-12, 5.71) starts for the Orioles in Thursdays series finale, with RHP Marcus Stroman (9-9, 4.34) set to pitch for the Blue Jays. Stroman is 0-4 in seven starts since beating Houston on Aug. 14 but has allowed more than three earned runs just once in that span. Jimenez is 1/3 with an 8.41 ERA in six career games in Toronto. Brandon Carlo Bruins Jersey . Bjorn, who had a 36-hole total of 8-under 134, made a testing six-foot putt to save par on the 16th and a birdie on the 17th before bogeying the final hole after a misjudged approach shot. American Kevin Streelman was in second place after shooting a 69. Adam Oates Jersey . -- Matt Rupert scored once in regulation and again in the shootout as the London Knights extended their win streak to nine games by defeating the Owen Sound Attack 4-3 on Friday in Ontario Hockey League action. http://www.bruinshockeypro.com/authentic-brandon-carlo-bruins-jersey/ . Roman Josi had a goal and an assist to lead the Predators to a 4-1 victory over the Dallas Stars on Monday night. India 455 and 204 (Kohli 81, Broad 4-33, Rashid 4-82) lead England 255 (Stokes 70, Bairstow 53, Root 53, Ashwin 5-67) by 404 runs Scorecard and ball-by-ball detailsStuart Broad led Englands fight on the fourth morning at Visakhapatnam with a valiant eight-over spell of skilfully varied legcutters, while Adil Rashid picked off four wickets with his legspin, including the key scalp of Virat Kohli for 81. However, a spiky tenth-wicket stand of 42 in 9.4 overs between Jayant Yadav and Mohammad Shami carried India to a psychologically imposing lead of 404, on a pitch that is now beginning to misbehave appreciably.Still, England will take even the pyrrhic victories as they settle into the sort of mindset that they will need if they are to salvage this match and the series, and in claiming seven wickets, irrespective of the match situation, this was still their session.It began with India on 98 for 3, with Kohli ominously placed on 56 not out, and targeting his second century of an outstanding captains performance. But following on from his defiant opening gambit on the third afternoon, and buoyed by the confirmation that his foot injury is not as severe as he might have feared, Broad produced one of his most skilful spells of a stellar year, manipulating the old ball with cut and cross-seamers, and a variety of angles on the crease, to prise out two vital wickets, and come close to several more.His first victim was Ajinkya Rahane, who was never allowed to settle in the course of his 26. Lined up by Broads angle into the toes and sharp jag away, he was beaten by some fierce lift on a good length, and spliced a looping edge to Alastair Cook at slip.One over later, R Ashwin was given a brief reprieve when umpire Rod Tucker failed to spot a thick inside-edge as Broad jagged one back into his pads - the lbw verdict was over-turned by DRS. 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An ambitious drive outside off took a thick and fast edge, whereupon Ben Stokes took off at slip to cling onto a photographers dream of a catch, high to his right in one hand.Broad, who had come close to pinning Kohli lbw in his previous over, was then edged low through the slips for four by Jayant Vadav to signal the end of his stint, but Rashid was not yet done. Jadejas aggression proved his downfall as picked out Moeen Ali at deep midwicket before Bairstow pulled off his most impressive take of the match to dismiss Umesh Yadav, a fast and high edge off another Rashid legbreak that all but lodged in his armpit.However Jayant, continuing his impressive allround game, kept England waiting as lunch was delayed in pursuit of the tenth wicket, and Englands frustrations were visible when Shami joined in the fun, hoisting Rashid for two towering sixes in his 19 from 22 balls. 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TORONTO -- Hyun Soo Kim said hed never hit a bigger home run. Tuukka Rask Bruins Jersey .His timely drive gave Baltimores wild-card hopes a big boost.Kim hit a pinch-hit, two-run homer in the ninth inning off Roberto Osuna, and the Orioles beat Toronto 3-2 on Wednesday night to move within one game of the AL wild card-leading Blue Jays.Its hard to describe, Kim said through a translator. Its just such a great feeling.With Toronto ahead 2-1, Jonathan Schoop singled with one out, pinch-runner Michael Bourn stole second and Kim homered on a 3-2 pitch into the visiting bullpen in right, causing the Orioles relievers to jump in celebration.Everyone in the dugout was going nuts, slugger Mark Trumbo said.Kim is 6 for 9 with two walks as a pinch hitter.Were lucky to have a guy hitting .300 come off the bench, manager Buck Showalter said. We felt like hed give us a good at bat.Baltimore right-hander Chris Tillman said the dramatic victory could provide the Orioles with some much-needed momentumI think that could push a team a long way, those kind of wins, Tillman said. It was a big team win and everybody played a part in it.Osuna (3-3) has five blown save chances, including two in his last three appearances.I feel good, Im not worried at all, he said. My fastball just stayed down the middle, and he took advantage of it.Trumbo hit his major league-leading 46th home run, a solo drive off Jason Grilli in the eighth. Sacrifice flies by Edwin Encarnacion in the first and Kevin Pillar in the second had built a 2-0 lead.I thought Trums home run kind of got some positive vibes back in the game, Showalter said.Brian Duensing (1-0) got one out, and Zach Britton finished for his 47th save in as many tries.Zach came in there and didnt let the momentum get away from us, Showalter said.Blue Jays left-hander Francisco Liriano struck out 10 over six shutout innings. Toronto starters have allowed one earned run or none in a team record seven straight games.Liriano was perfect until Adam Jones singled to begin the fourth. Davis followed with a single by Liriano struck out the next three batters. Baltimore loaded the bases with two outs in the fifth but Davis took a called third strike.Liriano left to a standing ovation after Jonathan Schoops single put runners at first and second in the seventh. Brett Cecil came on and struck out Nolan Reimold before Troy Tulowitzki went deep into the hole to shortstop hole to retire Jones on a groundout.Tillman allowed two runs -- one earned -- and six hits in 5 2/3 innings. He has a 2-6 with a 7.01 ERA in 13 career starts in Toronto.My fastball command wasnt there again, Tillman said, but we were able to make some big pitches with the offspeed stuff and limit the damage.LOSING IT LATEToronto has blown a lead in the ninth inning three times in four games, losing twice in that span.PUT A LID ON ITThe stadium roof, which was partially open when the game began, slid shut in the second inning because of an expected thunderstorm.TRAINERS ROOMBlue Jays: 2B Devon Travis (left shoulder) did not start for the second straight game. Travis jammed his surgically repaired shoulder in Mondays benches-clearing brawl with New York. Ryan Goins started at second.UP NEXTRHP Ubaldo Jimenez (7-12, 5.71) starts for the Orioles in Thursdays series finale, with RHP Marcus Stroman (9-9, 4.34) set to pitch for the Blue Jays. Stroman is 0-4 in seven starts since beating Houston on Aug. 14 but has allowed more than three earned runs just once in that span. Jimenez is 1/3 with an 8.41 ERA in six career games in Toronto. Brandon Carlo Bruins Jersey . Bjorn, who had a 36-hole total of 8-under 134, made a testing six-foot putt to save par on the 16th and a birdie on the 17th before bogeying the final hole after a misjudged approach shot. American Kevin Streelman was in second place after shooting a 69. Adam Oates Jersey . -- Matt Rupert scored once in regulation and again in the shootout as the London Knights extended their win streak to nine games by defeating the Owen Sound Attack 4-3 on Friday in Ontario Hockey League action. http://www.bruinshockeypro.com/authentic-brandon-carlo-bruins-jersey/ . Roman Josi had a goal and an assist to lead the Predators to a 4-1 victory over the Dallas Stars on Monday night. India 455 and 204 (Kohli 81, Broad 4-33, Rashid 4-82) lead England 255 (Stokes 70, Bairstow 53, Root 53, Ashwin 5-67) by 404 runs Scorecard and ball-by-ball detailsStuart Broad led Englands fight on the fourth morning at Visakhapatnam with a valiant eight-over spell of skilfully varied legcutters, while Adil Rashid picked off four wickets with his legspin, including the key scalp of Virat Kohli for 81. However, a spiky tenth-wicket stand of 42 in 9.4 overs between Jayant Yadav and Mohammad Shami carried India to a psychologically imposing lead of 404, on a pitch that is now beginning to misbehave appreciably.Still, England will take even the pyrrhic victories as they settle into the sort of mindset that they will need if they are to salvage this match and the series, and in claiming seven wickets, irrespective of the match situation, this was still their session.It began with India on 98 for 3, with Kohli ominously placed on 56 not out, and targeting his second century of an outstanding captains performance. But following on from his defiant opening gambit on the third afternoon, and buoyed by the confirmation that his foot injury is not as severe as he might have feared, Broad produced one of his most skilful spells of a stellar year, manipulating the old ball with cut and cross-seamers, and a variety of angles on the crease, to prise out two vital wickets, and come close to several more.His first victim was Ajinkya Rahane, who was never allowed to settle in the course of his 26. Lined up by Broads angle into the toes and sharp jag away, he was beaten by some fierce lift on a good length, and spliced a looping edge to Alastair Cook at slip.One over later, R Ashwin was given a brief reprieve when umpire Rod Tucker failed to spot a thick inside-edge as Broad jagged one back into his pads - the lbw verdict was over-turned by DRS. However, he had added just one more single when Broad found his edge again - the outside one this time - for Jonny Bairstow to gather a thin snick behind the stumps. Jakub Zboril Bruins Jersey. Rashid by now had replaced James Anderson at the opposite end, and picked up where he had left off in his previous spells of an encouraging allround display. He was unafraid to toss the ball up, knowing that India would have to come after him if they wanted to press their innings on, and that gave his variations a chance to grip and bite.Wriddhiman Saha fell to his first ball from Rashid, a well-disguised googly that would have been clipping leg stump, and though Ravindra Jadeja got hold of one mighty swing for six over long-on, even Kohli found Rashids sharp turn hard to dominate. An ambitious drive outside off took a thick and fast edge, whereupon Ben Stokes took off at slip to cling onto a photographers dream of a catch, high to his right in one hand.Broad, who had come close to pinning Kohli lbw in his previous over, was then edged low through the slips for four by Jayant Vadav to signal the end of his stint, but Rashid was not yet done. Jadejas aggression proved his downfall as picked out Moeen Ali at deep midwicket before Bairstow pulled off his most impressive take of the match to dismiss Umesh Yadav, a fast and high edge off another Rashid legbreak that all but lodged in his armpit.However Jayant, continuing his impressive allround game, kept England waiting as lunch was delayed in pursuit of the tenth wicket, and Englands frustrations were visible when Shami joined in the fun, hoisting Rashid for two towering sixes in his 19 from 22 balls. 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I kind of excel in those situations.So does Bowling Green, it seems. The Falcons shocked two Big 10 teams last season on the road, Maryland and Purdue, and stayed competitive against Tennessee in the season opener. In 2014, they beat Indiana 45-42 at home.These are the games we ought to want to be in, Jinks said. These are the opportunities that dont come too often. There are 128 FBS schools in the country, and were playing at probably one of the top five venues of all time. Not everybody gets those chances throughout a college career, so its a trend that we hope to continue in years to come.Bowling Green will take home a guaranteed payout of $975,000 for the trip to Ohio Stadium.Some other things to know as the Falcons try to pull off the upset in Columbus:QUESTIONS, QUESTIONS, QUESTIONSThere may be as many questions about No. 6 ranked Ohio State as Bowling Green this season. The Buckeyes have the least experienced team in the nation, losing 16 starters from last year. They have new starters at tailback and wide receiver, and throughout the defense.I know what were walking into, but you dont know what this 16 Ohio State team going to be, and you dont know what this 16 Bowling Green team is going to be, Jinks said. Thats the exciting part of it.DONT DISCOUNT THE UNDERDOGSOhio State players say theyve learned not to look past any team. The Buckeyes needed a pick-six from linebacker Darron Lee to bail out its struggling offense and squeak by MAC power Northern Illinois 20-13 in what was intended to be a tune-up game early last season.Scrappy. Very, very scrappy, offensive guard Billy Price said of BG. NIU was a very good opponent. We expect the same thing. We cannot take an opponent lightly no matter what conference, whatever team it is. Were going in there respecting them just as much as we did Alabama or just as much as Oregon.Said linebacker Chris Worley: A team like Bowling Green, you can never overlook them. Theyre going to come here ready to play, and we know that. The team that plays the hardest will win.SHADES OF 2014?Ohio State coach Urban Meyer said this years teams reminds him of the 2014 team in terms of starting so many talented but still untested players. That team ended up winning the national championship.(Its) very similar, he said. And Im real excited about them. Im trying to hold down the excitement because I really am. I cant wait to watch them to play. This has been a good camp. Good people to work with.The biggest unknown, he said, is how the young players will react to being in the stadium with 100,000 of their closest, noisiest friends.BARRETT READY TO ROLLMeyer said quarterback J.T. Barrett, who entered a training camp for the first time as the undisputed starting quarterback, is playing as well as he ever has.Hes on top of his game, Im proud to say, Meyer said. Hes a very good player, a very good leader. Hes driving the car and hes never had that this time of year. 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On the eve of a series which Angelo Mathews embarks upon without his two best seam bowlers of the past 18 months, Sri Lankas captain has called on the coaching system to raise its game.Sri Lankas quicks have been among the most injury-prone in the world over the past few years, with several spending up to 12 months in triage, and others regularly missing entire series with recurrent complaints. While many of these injuries have been difficult to avoid thanks to a busy schedule, Mathews said, there remained room for improvement in player production.In addition to the absence of Dhammika Prasad and Dushmantha Chameera, Sri Lanka are also without Shaminda Eranga, who was recently suspended for an illegal action. The selectors have had no choice but to pull two seam bowlers out of the ongoing A team tour of England, to replace the absent frontliners in the national squad. With Suranga Lakmal also in doubt for the first Test due to a hamstring complaint, either Asitha Fernando or Vishwa Fernando may make their Test debut.The coaches in the back end have to do a lot of work to produce players, and also try to get them fit, Mathews said. We need more players coming through the ranks, so the coaches have a bigger job to play for the next one-and-a-half years. If the fast bowlers are injured, we need fast bowlers. At the international level, I cant go as a captain and say we dont have bowlers. If we dont have them, we need to know how to produce them.Prasad will now miss his third full Test series in a row, after having also withdrawn from the New Zealand and England tours before the first Test. Chameera left the England tour after the first Test, and legspinner Jeffrey Vandersay, who was being prepared for Test entry in this series, has also now been ruled out thanks to a finger injury.It has been a very frustrating few months, Mathews said. Not only one bowler, weve lost so many. Vandersay is one of our key bowlers in the spin department. Its very frustrating to see them going down. The workload has been very high when they pplay all three formats. Jourdan Lewis Jersey. When they play continuously, the body eventually gets tired. Its very hard to divide those players when it comes to Tests, one-dayers and Twenty20s. We havent got a wide range of choices to make and pick from. The bowlers who are fit - theyve got no choice but to play all three formats.Actually, as back-up staff, we need to try and look for more new players and get them ready and fit. We cant always keep saying, the bowlers are injured, we havent got that many bowlers. We need to try and find them if we dont have them.Of the bowlers that do remain however, spinners Rangana Herath and Dilruwan Perera are expected to feature through the series. Herath recently surpassed 300 Test scalps, and Perera has largely proved himself an able second spinner in Asian conditions.I think the spinners will have a lot of workload on this pitch, Mathews said. If its spinning or seaming, weve got a couple of key bowlers in Rangana Herath or Dilruwan if it spins. Theyve got enough experience. We have set up a few plans and hopefully we can execute them.Sri Lankas batting appears more settled than the attack, with Mathews confirming that Kusal Mendis and Dinesh Chandimal will bat at nos. 3 and 4, as they had through much of the tour of England. Openers Dimuth Karunaratne and Kaushal Silva have also now played more than 25 Tests each, and are currently unchallenged at the top of the order.Im actually happy with the current opening pair, he said. Especially in England - in tough conditions - I thought they put up some good efforts. All the batsmen lacked getting those big hundreds. 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COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Bowling Green will be a four-touchdown underdog coming into Ohio Stadium on Saturday, but new Falcons coach Mike Jinks said he welcomes the chance to shock the world. Ryan Switzer Jersey .If Jinks squad can knock off the mighty Buckeyes at Ohio Stadium, it would be a monumental inaugural win for him as a college coach. A Texas Tech assistant for three seasons after a long career in Texas high school football, the 44-year-old Jinks took the helm at Bowling Green this season after Dino Babers was hired away by Syracuse.Returning fewer than half the starters from a team that went 10-4 and won the Mid-American Conference crown last year, the Falcons have their work cut out for them. They have new starters at quarterback and tailback, a rebuilt defensive line and must compensate for the loss of two of the three best receivers from last year.Anything can happen, right?Ive been an underdog my whole life, Jinks said. I kind of excel in those situations.So does Bowling Green, it seems. The Falcons shocked two Big 10 teams last season on the road, Maryland and Purdue, and stayed competitive against Tennessee in the season opener. In 2014, they beat Indiana 45-42 at home.These are the games we ought to want to be in, Jinks said. These are the opportunities that dont come too often. There are 128 FBS schools in the country, and were playing at probably one of the top five venues of all time. Not everybody gets those chances throughout a college career, so its a trend that we hope to continue in years to come.Bowling Green will take home a guaranteed payout of $975,000 for the trip to Ohio Stadium.Some other things to know as the Falcons try to pull off the upset in Columbus:QUESTIONS, QUESTIONS, QUESTIONSThere may be as many questions about No. 6 ranked Ohio State as Bowling Green this season. The Buckeyes have the least experienced team in the nation, losing 16 starters from last year. They have new starters at tailback and wide receiver, and throughout the defense.I know what were walking into, but you dont know what this 16 Ohio State team going to be, and you dont know what this 16 Bowling Green team is going to be, Jinks said. Thats the exciting part of it.DONT DISCOUNT THE UNDERDOGSOhio State players say theyve learned not to look past any team. The Buckeyes needed a pick-six from linebacker Darron Lee to bail out its struggling offense and squeak by MAC power Northern Illinois 20-13 in what was intended to be a tune-up game early last season.Scrappy. Very, very scrappy, offensive guard Billy Price said of BG. NIU was a very good opponent. We expect the same thing. We cannot take an opponent lightly no matter what conference, whatever team it is. Were going in there respecting them just as much as we did Alabama or just as much as Oregon.Said linebacker Chris Worley: A team like Bowling Green, you can never overlook them. Theyre going to come here ready to play, and we know that. The team that plays the hardest will win.SHADES OF 2014?Ohio State coach Urban Meyer said this years teams reminds him of the 2014 team in terms of starting so many talented but still untested players. That team ended up winning the national championship.(Its) very similar, he said. And Im real excited about them. Im trying to hold down the excitement because I really am. I cant wait to watch them to play. This has been a good camp. Good people to work with.The biggest unknown, he said, is how the young players will react to being in the stadium with 100,000 of their closest, noisiest friends.BARRETT READY TO ROLLMeyer said quarterback J.T. Barrett, who entered a training camp for the first time as the undisputed starting quarterback, is playing as well as he ever has.Hes on top of his game, Im proud to say, Meyer said. Hes a very good player, a very good leader. Hes driving the car and hes never had that this time of year. 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On the eve of a series which Angelo Mathews embarks upon without his two best seam bowlers of the past 18 months, Sri Lankas captain has called on the coaching system to raise its game.Sri Lankas quicks have been among the most injury-prone in the world over the past few years, with several spending up to 12 months in triage, and others regularly missing entire series with recurrent complaints. While many of these injuries have been difficult to avoid thanks to a busy schedule, Mathews said, there remained room for improvement in player production.In addition to the absence of Dhammika Prasad and Dushmantha Chameera, Sri Lanka are also without Shaminda Eranga, who was recently suspended for an illegal action. The selectors have had no choice but to pull two seam bowlers out of the ongoing A team tour of England, to replace the absent frontliners in the national squad. With Suranga Lakmal also in doubt for the first Test due to a hamstring complaint, either Asitha Fernando or Vishwa Fernando may make their Test debut.The coaches in the back end have to do a lot of work to produce players, and also try to get them fit, Mathews said. We need more players coming through the ranks, so the coaches have a bigger job to play for the next one-and-a-half years. If the fast bowlers are injured, we need fast bowlers. At the international level, I cant go as a captain and say we dont have bowlers. If we dont have them, we need to know how to produce them.Prasad will now miss his third full Test series in a row, after having also withdrawn from the New Zealand and England tours before the first Test. Chameera left the England tour after the first Test, and legspinner Jeffrey Vandersay, who was being prepared for Test entry in this series, has also now been ruled out thanks to a finger injury.It has been a very frustrating few months, Mathews said. Not only one bowler, weve lost so many. Vandersay is one of our key bowlers in the spin department. Its very frustrating to see them going down. The workload has been very high when they pplay all three formats. Jourdan Lewis Jersey. When they play continuously, the body eventually gets tired. Its very hard to divide those players when it comes to Tests, one-dayers and Twenty20s. We havent got a wide range of choices to make and pick from. The bowlers who are fit - theyve got no choice but to play all three formats.Actually, as back-up staff, we need to try and look for more new players and get them ready and fit. We cant always keep saying, the bowlers are injured, we havent got that many bowlers. We need to try and find them if we dont have them.Of the bowlers that do remain however, spinners Rangana Herath and Dilruwan Perera are expected to feature through the series. 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If we can be more consistent and convert those 30s, 40s and 50s into 100s and 150s, that would be ideal. Our opening combination is going to be the key part in our batting unit. If they can get the shine off the ball and try and send the bowlers into their second and third spells, that would be ideal. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys ' ' ' 
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. Ryan Switzer Youth Jersey . -- Jaguars coach Gus Bradley fired offensive coordinator Greg Olson over the weekend because he didnt believe the struggling offense was going to get any better under Olson.The Jaguars stumbled through seven games and finally hit rock bottom during the first half of last Thursday nights 36-22 loss to Tennessee. After a thorough evaluation over the next two days, Bradley said he just didnt see any way that Olson could get things turned around.I just couldnt grasp in my mind that the results are going to change if we continue going in this direction, Bradley said Monday. And I just didnt feel like personality- and philosophy-wise the change would take place.When I look at it, we want to play hard, we want to play fast and we want to play together. I didnt see that part. I havent seen that part offensively this year. Thats my philosophy. I wanted to see us play at that level and it seemed at times that it was an offense that grew, with every opportunity, more and more frustrated. I didnt know if that could change.The offense has been borderline nonfunctional at times. The Jaguars are 31st in the NFL in rushing, last in third-down conversions, 26th in total offense and 13th in pass offense. Quarterback Blake Bortles has completed 60 percent of his passes for 1,904 yards and 12 touchdowns with nine interceptions, but he has compiled most of those stats while playing with double-digit deficits. He has thrown seven touchdown passes when the Jaguars have been trailing by 10 or more points.Bortles said he feels responsible for Olsons firing.If I would have played well, better, the way I should, whatever you want to say, there would never be a coordinator switch, he said.The issues go beyond Bortles numbers:The Jaguars have gone 21 consecutive games without scoring a touchdown on their first possession, dating back to Week 2 of the 2015 season;Theyve failed to score points in the first half of three games this season and have scored just 14 points in the first quarter;They are on pace to set a franchise-low in rushing yards (72.6 yards per game).The lowest point of the season was the first half against the Titans. The Jaguars managed just 60 yards of offense and three first downs. They crossed their own 31-yard line just once in five possessions and trailed 27-0.After considering all of that and what he learned from sitting in on meetings and seeing how frustrated the offensive players have become, Bradley said he made the decision to fire Olson and promote quarterbacks coach Nathaniel Hackett.Bradley explained his decision to the team on Monday morning and said he made it clear to them that Olson wasnt a scapegoat and that every offensive player and coach is partly at fault for the problems moving the ball and scoring.Its still players [who] have to make plays and we all have to take responsibility, Bradley said. This was not solely Greg Olson. We had MEs [mental errors], we didnt make plays, we dropped some balls, we missed some opportunities.This was everybody involved and I think I made the decision just basically on the direction we want to go from here.Bradley said the decision was his own and wasnt made at the behest of general manager Dave Caldwell or owner Shad Khan.Bradley also said he appreciates the support Khan has given him. Many outside the organization thought Khan would fire Bradley, who is 14-41 in four seasons with the team, after the Titans loss, but he decided not to make a change.I do feel like the message [Khan] feels strongly, both Dave and him, [is] that we can get this done, Bradley said. Whether other people believe, I dont know. I know thats his belief.Ive thought a lot about what I would say to the fans these last couple days and how much I appreciate them, Bradley added. And Im saying, You know what, these are tough decisions we have to make, but its whats best for this organization. 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NEW YORK -- Terry Collins sat in the Citi Field interview room and answered the first question after the New York Mets latest embarrassing defeat, a 9-0 wipeout against Arizona on Thursday that dropped them back to .500 for the first time since April.The manager spoke for 3 minutes, 27 seconds, his voice rising with emotion, his hands gesturing, tapping his chest and the table in front of him during a brutal assessment of his players desire and professionalism.Starting tomorrow were going to get after it here and those who dont want to get after it, I will find somebody else who does, he said, because in Las Vegas theres a whole clubhouse filled with guys who want to sit in this room and Ill find them. Thats all I got to say.Following that threat to call up players from the minor leagues, Collins arose, walked back down the corridor to his clubhouse and held a team meeting that lasted about 20 minutes.The last-place Diamondbacks rolled to a three-game sweep, rattling Noah Syndergaard with four more stolen bases and breaking open the game in a six-run sixth inning against Jon Niese that included Chris Owings bases-loaded triple.Fourteen of New Yorks last 15 batters made out, and the Mets -- missing injured Yoenis Cespedes, Lucas Duda, David Wright and Jose Reyes -- managed five runs and 17 hits in the series. They have the lowest batting average in the major leagues at .236 and were shut out for the ninth time.I dont care whos not here. There are no excuses here, Collins said with intensity. These are major league baseball players. I dont care where they came from. I dont care how they got here. The names on their back and on the front of their uniform say theyre a major league baseball player. It starts with them.New York dropped to 10-16 since the All-Star break and is three games back for the NLs second wild card. As 57-57, the Mets are down to .500 for the first time since a 7-7 mark.You owe a responsibility to the fans, our fan base, the organization and to yourself to respect for this game to come out and grind it out, whether its hot or whether its freezing cold, and thats where its got to start, Collins said.Yes, some guys are having a bad time. You cannot say woe is me at this level. You cannot do it. Everybodys too good here. Nobody feels sorry for you, `cause everybodys been humbled and those who get out of it stay here a long time. Those who dont you keep looking up and they keep getting a little time here and a little time there but they dont stay. I want the ones who can stay, he said.Players understand tthe Mets, having raised fan expectations after reaching the World Series last year, expect the team to reach the postseason once again. 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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. Ryan Switzer Youth Jersey . -- Jaguars coach Gus Bradley fired offensive coordinator Greg Olson over the weekend because he didnt believe the struggling offense was going to get any better under Olson.The Jaguars stumbled through seven games and finally hit rock bottom during the first half of last Thursday nights 36-22 loss to Tennessee. After a thorough evaluation over the next two days, Bradley said he just didnt see any way that Olson could get things turned around.I just couldnt grasp in my mind that the results are going to change if we continue going in this direction, Bradley said Monday. And I just didnt feel like personality- and philosophy-wise the change would take place.When I look at it, we want to play hard, we want to play fast and we want to play together. I didnt see that part. I havent seen that part offensively this year. Thats my philosophy. I wanted to see us play at that level and it seemed at times that it was an offense that grew, with every opportunity, more and more frustrated. I didnt know if that could change.The offense has been borderline nonfunctional at times. The Jaguars are 31st in the NFL in rushing, last in third-down conversions, 26th in total offense and 13th in pass offense. Quarterback Blake Bortles has completed 60 percent of his passes for 1,904 yards and 12 touchdowns with nine interceptions, but he has compiled most of those stats while playing with double-digit deficits. He has thrown seven touchdown passes when the Jaguars have been trailing by 10 or more points.Bortles said he feels responsible for Olsons firing.If I would have played well, better, the way I should, whatever you want to say, there would never be a coordinator switch, he said.The issues go beyond Bortles numbers:The Jaguars have gone 21 consecutive games without scoring a touchdown on their first possession, dating back to Week 2 of the 2015 season;Theyve failed to score points in the first half of three games this season and have scored just 14 points in the first quarter;They are on pace to set a franchise-low in rushing yards (72.6 yards per game).The lowest point of the season was the first half against the Titans. The Jaguars managed just 60 yards of offense and three first downs. They crossed their own 31-yard line just once in five possessions and trailed 27-0.After considering all of that and what he learned from sitting in on meetings and seeing how frustrated the offensive players have become, Bradley said he made the decision to fire Olson and promote quarterbacks coach Nathaniel Hackett.Bradley explained his decision to the team on Monday morning and said he made it clear to them that Olson wasnt a scapegoat and that every offensive player and coach is partly at fault for the problems moving the ball and scoring.Its still players [who] have to make plays and we all have to take responsibility, Bradley said. This was not solely Greg Olson. We had MEs [mental errors], we didnt make plays, we dropped some balls, we missed some opportunities.This was everybody involved and I think I made the decision just basically on the direction we want to go from here.Bradley said the decision was his own and wasnt made at the behest of general manager Dave Caldwell or owner Shad Khan.Bradley also said he appreciates the support Khan has given him. Many outside the organization thought Khan would fire Bradley, who is 14-41 in four seasons with the team, after the Titans loss, but he decided not to make a change.I do feel like the message [Khan] feels strongly, both Dave and him, [is] that we can get this done, Bradley said. Whether other people believe, I dont know. I know thats his belief.Ive thought a lot about what I would say to the fans these last couple days and how much I appreciate them, Bradley added. And Im saying, You know what, these are tough decisions we have to make, but its whats best for this organization. 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NEW YORK -- Terry Collins sat in the Citi Field interview room and answered the first question after the New York Mets latest embarrassing defeat, a 9-0 wipeout against Arizona on Thursday that dropped them back to .500 for the first time since April.The manager spoke for 3 minutes, 27 seconds, his voice rising with emotion, his hands gesturing, tapping his chest and the table in front of him during a brutal assessment of his players desire and professionalism.Starting tomorrow were going to get after it here and those who dont want to get after it, I will find somebody else who does, he said, because in Las Vegas theres a whole clubhouse filled with guys who want to sit in this room and Ill find them. Thats all I got to say.Following that threat to call up players from the minor leagues, Collins arose, walked back down the corridor to his clubhouse and held a team meeting that lasted about 20 minutes.The last-place Diamondbacks rolled to a three-game sweep, rattling Noah Syndergaard with four more stolen bases and breaking open the game in a six-run sixth inning against Jon Niese that included Chris Owings bases-loaded triple.Fourteen of New Yorks last 15 batters made out, and the Mets -- missing injured Yoenis Cespedes, Lucas Duda, David Wright and Jose Reyes -- managed five runs and 17 hits in the series. They have the lowest batting average in the major leagues at .236 and were shut out for the ninth time.I dont care whos not here. There are no excuses here, Collins said with intensity. These are major league baseball players. I dont care where they came from. I dont care how they got here. The names on their back and on the front of their uniform say theyre a major league baseball player. It starts with them.New York dropped to 10-16 since the All-Star break and is three games back for the NLs second wild card. As 57-57, the Mets are down to .500 for the first time since a 7-7 mark.You owe a responsibility to the fans, our fan base, the organization and to yourself to respect for this game to come out and grind it out, whether its hot or whether its freezing cold, and thats where its got to start, Collins said.Yes, some guys are having a bad time. You cannot say woe is me at this level. You cannot do it. Everybodys too good here. Nobody feels sorry for you, `cause everybodys been humbled and those who get out of it stay here a long time. Those who dont you keep looking up and they keep getting a little time here and a little time there but they dont stay. I want the ones who can stay, he said.Players understand tthe Mets, having raised fan expectations after reaching the World Series last year, expect the team to reach the postseason once again. Taco Charlton Womens Jersey. bviously he feels that pressure on himself from the outside in terms of us going out there to perform and being able to be victorious in any situation possible, outfielder Curtis Granderson said, so of course hes going to have some situations where hes not going to be as happy as you would expect him to be and after a loss.Collins singled out second baseman Neil Walker for his hustle and attitude.Its about keeping positive, keeping the blinders on moving forward on a daily basis with energy and playing hard, Walker said of Collins message.Syndergaard (9-7) swiped an arm in the air after right fielder Jay Bruce failed to catch Gosewischs opposite-field triple down the line, which gave the Diamondbacks a 2--0 lead, then threw up his arms in frustration when Arizona pitcher Braden Shipley (2-1) singled up the middle through a drawn-in infield for his first big league RBI.Syndergaard allowed three runs and eight hits -- including three doubles and a triple -- and is 0-4 in his last six starts. 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NFL Nation reporters assess the top storylines to watch for every team on Friday. Tyler Naquin Indians Jersey .NFC East | NFC North | NFC South | NFC West AFC East | AFC North| AFC South | AFC WestAFC EASTBuffalo BillsThe Bills will hold a walk-through Friday before hosting the Giants on Saturday. Coach Rex Ryan said Thursday he is thinking about playing wide receiver Sammy Watkins (foot) in the game, but that it would be for only one series, at the most. Ryan added that quarterback Tyrod Taylor, who played one series last week against the Colts, will see more action. -- Mike RodakMiami DolphinsLook for the Dolphins star-studded defensive line of Ndamukong Suh, Mario Williams and Cameron Wake to make its?preseason debut Friday against the Cowboys. Coach Adam Gase sat this trio last week to keep them healthy. But the veterans, who combine for 12 Pro Bowl appearances, need some reps this preseason and will face a test against a stout Dallas offensive line. -- James WalkerNew England PatriotsAfter an eventful Thursday in which quarterback Tom Brady sliced his thumb before the game and didnt play, and defensive tackle Alan Branch was suspended for a violation of team rules, the Patriots will watch film from their preseason game against the Bears. One of the highlights was a solid performance from quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, who was 16-of-21 for 181 yards, with one touchdown and no interceptions. -- Mike ReissNew York JetsCoach Todd Bowles has not revealed the quarterback rotation for the Jets second preseason game Friday night at Washington, but all indications are that rookie Christian Hackenberg will see some playing time. The Jets second-round pick was the only one of New Yorks four QBs who did not play in the preseason opener against Jacksonville. Bryce Petty, who is fighting for a roster spot in his second year on team, got the start. At the end of the day, if I can come in here and say I gave it all I got, and it still doesnt work out, then it means theres a better opportunity for me somewhere else, Petty said. -- ESPN.com staffAFC NORTHBaltimore RavensThe return of Steve Smith Sr. is good news for the Ravens, but not-so-good for Kamar Aiken, who is a similar receiver. In the first?eight games last season, Aiken had 25 catches for 333 yards and two touchdowns. In the last eight games when Baltimore was without Smith, Aiken caught 50 passes for 611 yards and three touchdowns. That ranked seventh among receivers over that time. This is something to take note of if you are considering Aiken as a sleeper pick in fantasy football. -- Jamison HensleyCincinnati BengalsThe ugliest moment of the Bengals otherwise ho-hum 30-14 thumping of the Lions on Thursday night came in the first half when offensive tackle Jake Fisher had to be carted into the locker room with an injured lower right leg. It was the latest in a string of health issues for a battered Bengals squad that has already lost a pair of rookies to potentially season-ending injuries. If Fisher is lost for any significant amount of time, it could spell early-season trouble for an offense that already will be missing starting right tackle Cedric Ogbuehi (toe) for the next couple weeks. -- Coley HarveyCleveland BrownsRobert Griffin IIIs two touchdown passes against Atlanta provided two tons of relief. Griffin played very well in the second game, throwing touchdown passes of 50 and 29 yards, and adding runs of 14 and 22 yards. Griffins growth from Game 1 to Game 2 was significant. The next step: Practices against Tampa Bay before the third game against the Bucs. -- Pat McManamonPittsburgh SteelersLet the fireworks begin. James Harrison wont accept his NFL interview over the Al-Jazeera report without verbally sacking commissioner Roger Goodell. Harrison, who proposed to meet with league investigators Aug. 30, said he wants to tape the event for transparency. Going further, when discussing the league dangling potential conduct detrimental to the league disciplines for not cooperating with the NFLs probe into alleged PED use, Harrison said, If it heads to the hands of that crook, I mean Roger Goodell, he can do what he wants. Harrison maintains he has never used PEDs and is interviewing because he wants to play this year, not to make the league happy. -- Jeremy FowlerAFC SOUTHHouston TexansThe Texans enter their second preseason game on Saturday with rookie Kaimi Fairbairn and veteran Nick Novak still battling for the kicking job. Expect the two to get more chances Friday?during the lighter practice against the Saints, and even more during the game. The two did not get many chances for field goals in the preseason opener, and coach Bill OBrien said it is a very close battle. -- Sarah BarshopIndianapolis ColtsColts coach Chuck Pagano may play most of his starters into the middle of the second quarter of Saturdays preseason game against the Ravens. Youd like to keep the unit together as much as possible, but there are some guys that need to play more, Pagano said. The center [Ryan Kelly] needs to play more. Pagano did add that itll be about 90-95 percent of the starters who will get the extended playing time. You can probably assume that the 5-10 percent who wont get extra playing time will include quarterback Andrew Luck and running back Frank Gore. -- Mike WellsJacksonville JaguarsIt looks like left tackle Kelvin Beachum is going to miss his second preseason game. Coach Gus Bradley said he doesnt believe that Beachum, whom the team signed to compete with Luke Joeckel, will play against Tampa Bay on Saturday night. Beachum, however, did get some team snaps with the second-team offense on Thursday in the second day of joint practices with the Bucs. -- Mike DiRoccoTennessee TitansCarolina is a stouter team up front than San Diego and is likely to provide a tougher challenge to the Titans run game. Coach Mike Mularkey said Tennessee may need to hit a couple plays over the top to back off the Panthers. If that is the approach the Titans take Saturday afternoon at Nissan Stadium, it could make for an interesting offensive performance. Quarterback?Marcus Mariotas deep balls are a weak part of his game, but he had a good day throwing them on Wednesday. -- Paul KuharskyAFC WESTDenver BroncosCoach Gary Kubiak keeps dropping hints that hed like to make a decision about the teams starting quarterback in the days before the teams third preseason game, which is Aug. 27 against the Rams. Trevor Siemian will get the start Saturday against the 49ers, and Kubiak said he hoped to get Siemian and Mark Sanchez each about a quarter and a half of work against San Francisco. Sanchez got the start in the preseason opener last week. Asked if he wanted to make the decision before next week, Kubiak said: Would I like to? Yeah. Will I? I dont know. -- Jeff LegwoldKansas City ChiefsThe Chiefs are looking for more production from linebacker Dee Ford in Saturdays preseason game against the Rams. Ford is the Chiefs top pass-rusher as they continue to play without either of their two Pro Bowl outside linebackers, Tamba Hali and Justin Houston. Ford has an excellent first step off the line of scrimmage but hasnt been able to develop any other consistently productive pass-rush moves. Coach Andy Reid acknowledged this week that Fords performance last week was disappointing. Im not going to tell you he had his best game, Reid said. There are plays he wishes he had back. -- Adam TeicherOakland RaidersThe Raiders first-string offense was MIA in Green Bay, gaining just 73 yards of total offense in the first half. How frustrated was former Raiders linebacker-turned-broadcaster Matt Millen in watching the show? When a sleeping baby in Raiders gear was shown on the broadcast Millen said, That looks like our offense. -- Paul GutierrezSan Diego ChargersOne thing to watch for in San Diegos second preseason game against the Cardinals on Friday is the play of receiver Travis Benjamin. Out of training camp while nursing a hamstring injury, Benjamin returned to the field this week and made a handful of plays working against Arizonas top corners in joint practices.?Philip Rivers said its important to develop a good rapport with San Diegos top free-agent addition, so the veteran quarterback might force feed Benjamin some throws against the Cardinals. -- Eric D. WilliamsNFC EASTDallas CowboysLast week Dak Prescott had a near-flawless performance in his preseason debut. What helped the rookie fourth-round pick was playing with four of the Cowboys five starting offensive linemen and Dez Bryant, Terrance Williams and Cole Beasley. When the Cowboys play the Dolphins on Friday night, Prescott will have to manage the game with backups with Tony Romo starting. This might be a better test for Prescott because he will be counted on to do more. With the Cowboys holding off on looking for a veteran backup quarterback, Prescott could cement his spot as Romos No. 2 with a good showing. -- Todd ArcherNew York GiantsA day before the Giants face the Bills in their second preseason contest of the year, they wont have a day off. Coach Ben McAdoo will have him team run a 55-minute speed practice before hopping on a plane. Quarterback Eli Manning and Odell Beckham Jr. will make their preseason debuts in?Saturdays game. It could get interesting with there being bad blood between Beckham and Bills cornerback Stephon Gilmore from last years meeting. -- Jordan RaananPhiladelphia EaglesThe defense is riding high after a 17-0 shutout of the Steelers on Thursday night, but that doesnt mean there arent any issues. Rookie linebacker Joe Walker went down with a knee injury that the team fears is significant, according to a report by ESPN NFL Insider Adam Caplan. Linebacker depth is already a concern. If Walkers injury is in fact serious, it seems likely that the Eagles will look to the outside for help. -- Tim McManusWashington RedskinsThe run game will be a huge point of emphasis in the second preseason game Friday vs. the Jets. Washingtons top three backs last week managed no yards on eight carries. What the coaches really want is for starter Matt Jones to get in a better groove. Look for him to get at least seven carries to give him a better chance to at least start to find a rhythm early. But coach Jay Gruden knows it will be tough vs. the Jets. They averaged 2.0 yards against them in a loss last season. We couldnt run the length of my arm against them, Gruden said. Theyre very physical. -- John KeimNFC NORTHChicago BearsThe Bears made their share of mistakes -- i.e. penalties -- in New England, but the team returns home feeling much better about its all-around performance. And with the exception of cornerback Jacoby Glenn, who was evaluated for a concussion, the Bears avoided serious injury. However, Glenns situation is worth monitoring. Glenn started in place of Kyle Fuller, who stayed home in Chicago because of a bothersome knee condition. Already thin at cornerback, the Bears may have to turn to DeVante Bausby or 2016 fourth-round pick Deiondre Hall, in the event Glenn has to miss time. -- Jeff DickersonDetroit LionsQuarterback?Matthew Stafford once again looked crisp when he had time to throw, completing 8 of 11 passes for 113 yards during his three series Thursday night against Cincinnati. It showed that when the pass protection can hold up, Stafford can make smart decisions and has good control of the offense. The question, of course, is whether or not hell get that time. The better news for him than in the preseason opener: He mostly had time to make reads and the right throws against the Bengals, including hitting Marvin Jones deep on a 32-yard reception early. If the Lions are going to be successful this year, figure to see that connection a good amount. -- Michael RothsteinGreen Bay PackersThe Packers may want to take a longer look at Eddie Lacy in the coming days heading into the third preseason game next Friday at San Francisco, but they have to be pleased with what theyve seen so far. Lacy rushed nine times for 45 yards (including a 1-yard touchdown plunge) in Thursdays game against the Raiders. That followed a four-carry, 24-yard performance in his first preseason action last week against the Browns. -- Rob DemovskyMinnesota VikingsThe Vikings didnt put Teddy Bridgewater on the field Thursday night for what the team called a coachs decision during the game. It stands to reason that Bridgewater, who practiced with the first-team offense all week, will get plenty of playing time during the teams third preseason game a week from Sunday at U.S. Bank Stadium. Bridgewater was on the sideline in uniform and a baseball cap on Thursday night, and he didnt seem to be injured during the week. The Vikings said coach Mike Zimmer would address the quarterbacks status after the game. -- Ben GoesslingNFC SOUTHAtlanta FalconsThere are two injuries to keep an eye on for the Falcons. The first involved pass-rusher Vic Beasley Jr., the 2015 first-round pick. Beasley missed Thursday nights game with what the team called a minor shoulder strain, but its the same right shoulder Beasley played with a torn labrum in last season. He never had surgery, and the team said he should be ready to face Miami next week. But will this linger? Also, punter Matt Bosher might have been the victim of an illegal hit and suffered a chest injury. Depending on the severity, Bosher could be scrambling for a punter. -- Vaughn McClureCarolina PanthersPro Bowl tight end Greg Olsen (back spasms) continues to be AWOL at practice for the third straight session, but coach Ron Rivera insists its nothing to be concerned about. With a day off on Friday it doesnt appear Olsen will play in Saturdays exhibition at Tennessee. This is something to keep an eye on with backup tight end Ed Dickson also out. Look for Scott Simonson, Beau Sandland and Braxton Deaver to get all the snaps against the Titans. -- David NewtonNew Orleans SaintsFridays practice with the Texans is really just a pregame walk-through before they take the field Saturday night. Its not even open to the media or the public. But you can bet the Saints will be intent on a crisper session after quarterback?Drew Brees said he felt like we were a little sloppy on Thursday. Brees threw a couple interceptions late in practice -- and even had one or two fumbled exchanges with center Max Unger in Thursdays first joint practice. Maybe he was just missing No. 1 wide receiver?Brandin Cooks, who was absent for an undisclosed reason. -- Mike TriplettTampa Bay BuccaneersThe Bucs wrapped up two days of joint practices against?the Jaguars with a much better practice Thursday. Coach Dirk Koetter challenged his team to come out with an edge. They responded with a strong performances in the two-minute drill on offense and defense, with Winston going 5-for-5 passing with a touchdown, and the defense limited quarterback?Blake Bortles to 4-of-10 passing and kept him out of the end zone. Tight end?Austin Seferian-Jenkins had a strong day with three red zone touchdowns. Defensive tackle?Gerald McCoy tweaked his ankle late in practice and did not return. Linebacker?Daryl Smith was held out for the second-consecutive day. Koetter said, Geralds fine and that Smith needed another veterans day. -- Jenna LaineNFC WESTArizona CardinalsThursdays day off?gave the Cardinals an opportunity for coach Bruce Arians to get a full day of rest after his dealing with a diverticulitis flare up on Tuesday, which caused him to spend the night in the hospital. Arians plans on coaching Friday night against the Chargers. The game?will be another opportunity for rookie cornerback Brandon Williams to dig his heels into the right cornerback job. Hell go against one of the NFLs top quarterbacks in Philip Rivers for possibly a quarter. If Williams performs well enough, he could strengthen his grip on the starting job even with Justin Bethel, the incumbent starter, coming off the PUP list this week. -- Josh WeinfussLos Angeles RamsThe Rams spent their Thursday practice largely focusing on their next opponent, the Chiefs. Rams coach Jeff Fisher sees it as a test for his developing offense and for his run defense, a unit?that came up short in the exhibition opener against the Cowboys. I know theyre very, very talented on defense and they can run the football, Fisher said of the Chiefs. Theyre going to put pressure on you. Its answering those challenges, and being able to stand up, protect the quarterback, run the football on offense, again, and were going to be tested defensively against the run. -- Alden GonzalezSan Francisco 49ersThe 49ers finished their practice week with the Broncos on Thursday with a little different look on the offensive line for part of the proceedings. Recently unretired offensive tackle Anthony Davis kicked inside to right guard for a few snaps during Thursdays practice, the first time he has played anywhere but tackle since his freshman year of college. Whether it becomes permanent remains to be seen but the Niners remain committed to trying to find their best five linemen to protect whomever wins the starting quarterback job. -- Nick WagonerSeattle SeahawksWith coach Pete Carroll having opened up the possibility that Jimmy Graham may miss the beginning of the regular season, the two players to watch at tight end are Luke Willson and Nick Vannett. Willson is a dependable fourth-year veteran who has started 24 games in his career. Vannett is a rookie third-round pick. When the Seahawks drafted him, they raved about Vannetts ability as a blocker, and he looked good as a receiver during training camp. Willson is the favorite to start if Graham cant go, but Vannett could certainly play a role in his first year. -- Sheil Kapadia Edwin Encarnacion Indians 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. 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On December 2, a day before the conditioning camp began in Bangalore, the Indian Express reported that the selectors had made seven changes to the original squad because of the last-minute discovery of the ACC email.It turned out that the selectors picked the original team based on BCCI tournament norms: anyone who is under 19 can play Under-19 tournaments. The ACC, though, had clearly communicated its eligibility norms to the BCCI: only those who qualify for the next Under-19 World Cup, to be held in New Zealand in early 2018, were eligible for the Asia Cup. This communication was noticed because of a recent reshuffle of duties within the BCCI. Ratnakar Shetty, the BCCI general manager - game development, who is now looking after Under-19 operations, spotted the email and arranged a fresh selection-committee meeting.The selectors were caught off guard themselves. The board didnt communicate to us the eligibility norm, Venkatesh Prasad, the chairman of the junior selection committee, told ESPNcricinfo. Even Amitabh Choudhury, a BCCI joint secretary and convenor of the junior selection committee, didnt know of the eligibility criteria.The selectors met again last week to pick seven new players. In one blow they had lost three quicks. Of the 39 players that played in the Under-19 Challenger Trophy, 22 were born before November 1998, and were thus ineligible to play the Asia Cup. Michael Brantley Jersey. Had they seen the email from the ACC earlier, the selectors would arguably have selected the Challenger Trophy squads accordingly.If not for this reshuffle within the BCCI, India could have landed up in Sri Lanka with half its squad ineligible. While the risk of disqualification has been averted, seven players who had their passports made, visas stamped, and bags packed to go to Bangalore to train under Rahul Dravid suddenly have nowhere to go but their state Under-19 matches.Our biggest concern as selectors was the psychological effect of this on these kids, Prasad said. If I were in their place, I would feel pretty angry and disappointed. We have been assured by the BCCI that it will speak to them and take all necessary steps.This has unwittingly brought to fore a gap in the Under-19 system. The World Cups are played every two years, and with boards directing all their efforts towards winning those events, it could mean every alternate batch of Under-19 cricketers doesnt get to play big tournaments. 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NFL Nation reporters assess the top storylines to watch for every team on Friday. Tyler Naquin Indians Jersey .NFC East | NFC North | NFC South | NFC West AFC East | AFC North| AFC South | AFC WestAFC EASTBuffalo BillsThe Bills will hold a walk-through Friday before hosting the Giants on Saturday. Coach Rex Ryan said Thursday he is thinking about playing wide receiver Sammy Watkins (foot) in the game, but that it would be for only one series, at the most. Ryan added that quarterback Tyrod Taylor, who played one series last week against the Colts, will see more action. -- Mike RodakMiami DolphinsLook for the Dolphins star-studded defensive line of Ndamukong Suh, Mario Williams and Cameron Wake to make its?preseason debut Friday against the Cowboys. Coach Adam Gase sat this trio last week to keep them healthy. But the veterans, who combine for 12 Pro Bowl appearances, need some reps this preseason and will face a test against a stout Dallas offensive line. -- James WalkerNew England PatriotsAfter an eventful Thursday in which quarterback Tom Brady sliced his thumb before the game and didnt play, and defensive tackle Alan Branch was suspended for a violation of team rules, the Patriots will watch film from their preseason game against the Bears. One of the highlights was a solid performance from quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, who was 16-of-21 for 181 yards, with one touchdown and no interceptions. -- Mike ReissNew York JetsCoach Todd Bowles has not revealed the quarterback rotation for the Jets second preseason game Friday night at Washington, but all indications are that rookie Christian Hackenberg will see some playing time. The Jets second-round pick was the only one of New Yorks four QBs who did not play in the preseason opener against Jacksonville. Bryce Petty, who is fighting for a roster spot in his second year on team, got the start. At the end of the day, if I can come in here and say I gave it all I got, and it still doesnt work out, then it means theres a better opportunity for me somewhere else, Petty said. -- ESPN.com staffAFC NORTHBaltimore RavensThe return of Steve Smith Sr. is good news for the Ravens, but not-so-good for Kamar Aiken, who is a similar receiver. In the first?eight games last season, Aiken had 25 catches for 333 yards and two touchdowns. In the last eight games when Baltimore was without Smith, Aiken caught 50 passes for 611 yards and three touchdowns. That ranked seventh among receivers over that time. This is something to take note of if you are considering Aiken as a sleeper pick in fantasy football. -- Jamison HensleyCincinnati BengalsThe ugliest moment of the Bengals otherwise ho-hum 30-14 thumping of the Lions on Thursday night came in the first half when offensive tackle Jake Fisher had to be carted into the locker room with an injured lower right leg. It was the latest in a string of health issues for a battered Bengals squad that has already lost a pair of rookies to potentially season-ending injuries. If Fisher is lost for any significant amount of time, it could spell early-season trouble for an offense that already will be missing starting right tackle Cedric Ogbuehi (toe) for the next couple weeks. -- Coley HarveyCleveland BrownsRobert Griffin IIIs two touchdown passes against Atlanta provided two tons of relief. Griffin played very well in the second game, throwing touchdown passes of 50 and 29 yards, and adding runs of 14 and 22 yards. Griffins growth from Game 1 to Game 2 was significant. The next step: Practices against Tampa Bay before the third game against the Bucs. -- Pat McManamonPittsburgh SteelersLet the fireworks begin. James Harrison wont accept his NFL interview over the Al-Jazeera report without verbally sacking commissioner Roger Goodell. Harrison, who proposed to meet with league investigators Aug. 30, said he wants to tape the event for transparency. Going further, when discussing the league dangling potential conduct detrimental to the league disciplines for not cooperating with the NFLs probe into alleged PED use, Harrison said, If it heads to the hands of that crook, I mean Roger Goodell, he can do what he wants. Harrison maintains he has never used PEDs and is interviewing because he wants to play this year, not to make the league happy. -- Jeremy FowlerAFC SOUTHHouston TexansThe Texans enter their second preseason game on Saturday with rookie Kaimi Fairbairn and veteran Nick Novak still battling for the kicking job. Expect the two to get more chances Friday?during the lighter practice against the Saints, and even more during the game. The two did not get many chances for field goals in the preseason opener, and coach Bill OBrien said it is a very close battle. -- Sarah BarshopIndianapolis ColtsColts coach Chuck Pagano may play most of his starters into the middle of the second quarter of Saturdays preseason game against the Ravens. Youd like to keep the unit together as much as possible, but there are some guys that need to play more, Pagano said. The center [Ryan Kelly] needs to play more. Pagano did add that itll be about 90-95 percent of the starters who will get the extended playing time. You can probably assume that the 5-10 percent who wont get extra playing time will include quarterback Andrew Luck and running back Frank Gore. -- Mike WellsJacksonville JaguarsIt looks like left tackle Kelvin Beachum is going to miss his second preseason game. Coach Gus Bradley said he doesnt believe that Beachum, whom the team signed to compete with Luke Joeckel, will play against Tampa Bay on Saturday night. Beachum, however, did get some team snaps with the second-team offense on Thursday in the second day of joint practices with the Bucs. -- Mike DiRoccoTennessee TitansCarolina is a stouter team up front than San Diego and is likely to provide a tougher challenge to the Titans run game. Coach Mike Mularkey said Tennessee may need to hit a couple plays over the top to back off the Panthers. If that is the approach the Titans take Saturday afternoon at Nissan Stadium, it could make for an interesting offensive performance. Quarterback?Marcus Mariotas deep balls are a weak part of his game, but he had a good day throwing them on Wednesday. -- Paul KuharskyAFC WESTDenver BroncosCoach Gary Kubiak keeps dropping hints that hed like to make a decision about the teams starting quarterback in the days before the teams third preseason game, which is Aug. 27 against the Rams. Trevor Siemian will get the start Saturday against the 49ers, and Kubiak said he hoped to get Siemian and Mark Sanchez each about a quarter and a half of work against San Francisco. Sanchez got the start in the preseason opener last week. Asked if he wanted to make the decision before next week, Kubiak said: Would I like to? Yeah. Will I? I dont know. -- Jeff LegwoldKansas City ChiefsThe Chiefs are looking for more production from linebacker Dee Ford in Saturdays preseason game against the Rams. Ford is the Chiefs top pass-rusher as they continue to play without either of their two Pro Bowl outside linebackers, Tamba Hali and Justin Houston. Ford has an excellent first step off the line of scrimmage but hasnt been able to develop any other consistently productive pass-rush moves. Coach Andy Reid acknowledged this week that Fords performance last week was disappointing. Im not going to tell you he had his best game, Reid said. There are plays he wishes he had back. -- Adam TeicherOakland RaidersThe Raiders first-string offense was MIA in Green Bay, gaining just 73 yards of total offense in the first half. How frustrated was former Raiders linebacker-turned-broadcaster Matt Millen in watching the show? When a sleeping baby in Raiders gear was shown on the broadcast Millen said, That looks like our offense. -- Paul GutierrezSan Diego ChargersOne thing to watch for in San Diegos second preseason game against the Cardinals on Friday is the play of receiver Travis Benjamin. Out of training camp while nursing a hamstring injury, Benjamin returned to the field this week and made a handful of plays working against Arizonas top corners in joint practices.?Philip Rivers said its important to develop a good rapport with San Diegos top free-agent addition, so the veteran quarterback might force feed Benjamin some throws against the Cardinals. -- Eric D. WilliamsNFC EASTDallas CowboysLast week Dak Prescott had a near-flawless performance in his preseason debut. What helped the rookie fourth-round pick was playing with four of the Cowboys five starting offensive linemen and Dez Bryant, Terrance Williams and Cole Beasley. When the Cowboys play the Dolphins on Friday night, Prescott will have to manage the game with backups with Tony Romo starting. This might be a better test for Prescott because he will be counted on to do more. With the Cowboys holding off on looking for a veteran backup quarterback, Prescott could cement his spot as Romos No. 2 with a good showing. -- Todd ArcherNew York GiantsA day before the Giants face the Bills in their second preseason contest of the year, they wont have a day off. Coach Ben McAdoo will have him team run a 55-minute speed practice before hopping on a plane. Quarterback Eli Manning and Odell Beckham Jr. will make their preseason debuts in?Saturdays game. It could get interesting with there being bad blood between Beckham and Bills cornerback Stephon Gilmore from last years meeting. -- Jordan RaananPhiladelphia EaglesThe defense is riding high after a 17-0 shutout of the Steelers on Thursday night, but that doesnt mean there arent any issues. Rookie linebacker Joe Walker went down with a knee injury that the team fears is significant, according to a report by ESPN NFL Insider Adam Caplan. Linebacker depth is already a concern. If Walkers injury is in fact serious, it seems likely that the Eagles will look to the outside for help. -- Tim McManusWashington RedskinsThe run game will be a huge point of emphasis in the second preseason game Friday vs. the Jets. Washingtons top three backs last week managed no yards on eight carries. What the coaches really want is for starter Matt Jones to get in a better groove. Look for him to get at least seven carries to give him a better chance to at least start to find a rhythm early. But coach Jay Gruden knows it will be tough vs. the Jets. They averaged 2.0 yards against them in a loss last season. We couldnt run the length of my arm against them, Gruden said. Theyre very physical. -- John KeimNFC NORTHChicago BearsThe Bears made their share of mistakes -- i.e. penalties -- in New England, but the team returns home feeling much better about its all-around performance. And with the exception of cornerback Jacoby Glenn, who was evaluated for a concussion, the Bears avoided serious injury. However, Glenns situation is worth monitoring. Glenn started in place of Kyle Fuller, who stayed home in Chicago because of a bothersome knee condition. Already thin at cornerback, the Bears may have to turn to DeVante Bausby or 2016 fourth-round pick Deiondre Hall, in the event Glenn has to miss time. -- Jeff DickersonDetroit LionsQuarterback?Matthew Stafford once again looked crisp when he had time to throw, completing 8 of 11 passes for 113 yards during his three series Thursday night against Cincinnati. It showed that when the pass protection can hold up, Stafford can make smart decisions and has good control of the offense. The question, of course, is whether or not hell get that time. The better news for him than in the preseason opener: He mostly had time to make reads and the right throws against the Bengals, including hitting Marvin Jones deep on a 32-yard reception early. If the Lions are going to be successful this year, figure to see that connection a good amount. -- Michael RothsteinGreen Bay PackersThe Packers may want to take a longer look at Eddie Lacy in the coming days heading into the third preseason game next Friday at San Francisco, but they have to be pleased with what theyve seen so far. Lacy rushed nine times for 45 yards (including a 1-yard touchdown plunge) in Thursdays game against the Raiders. That followed a four-carry, 24-yard performance in his first preseason action last week against the Browns. -- Rob DemovskyMinnesota VikingsThe Vikings didnt put Teddy Bridgewater on the field Thursday night for what the team called a coachs decision during the game. It stands to reason that Bridgewater, who practiced with the first-team offense all week, will get plenty of playing time during the teams third preseason game a week from Sunday at U.S. Bank Stadium. Bridgewater was on the sideline in uniform and a baseball cap on Thursday night, and he didnt seem to be injured during the week. The Vikings said coach Mike Zimmer would address the quarterbacks status after the game. -- Ben GoesslingNFC SOUTHAtlanta FalconsThere are two injuries to keep an eye on for the Falcons. The first involved pass-rusher Vic Beasley Jr., the 2015 first-round pick. Beasley missed Thursday nights game with what the team called a minor shoulder strain, but its the same right shoulder Beasley played with a torn labrum in last season. He never had surgery, and the team said he should be ready to face Miami next week. But will this linger? Also, punter Matt Bosher might have been the victim of an illegal hit and suffered a chest injury. Depending on the severity, Bosher could be scrambling for a punter. -- Vaughn McClureCarolina PanthersPro Bowl tight end Greg Olsen (back spasms) continues to be AWOL at practice for the third straight session, but coach Ron Rivera insists its nothing to be concerned about. With a day off on Friday it doesnt appear Olsen will play in Saturdays exhibition at Tennessee. This is something to keep an eye on with backup tight end Ed Dickson also out. Look for Scott Simonson, Beau Sandland and Braxton Deaver to get all the snaps against the Titans. -- David NewtonNew Orleans SaintsFridays practice with the Texans is really just a pregame walk-through before they take the field Saturday night. Its not even open to the media or the public. But you can bet the Saints will be intent on a crisper session after quarterback?Drew Brees said he felt like we were a little sloppy on Thursday. Brees threw a couple interceptions late in practice -- and even had one or two fumbled exchanges with center Max Unger in Thursdays first joint practice. Maybe he was just missing No. 1 wide receiver?Brandin Cooks, who was absent for an undisclosed reason. -- Mike TriplettTampa Bay BuccaneersThe Bucs wrapped up two days of joint practices against?the Jaguars with a much better practice Thursday. Coach Dirk Koetter challenged his team to come out with an edge. They responded with a strong performances in the two-minute drill on offense and defense, with Winston going 5-for-5 passing with a touchdown, and the defense limited quarterback?Blake Bortles to 4-of-10 passing and kept him out of the end zone. Tight end?Austin Seferian-Jenkins had a strong day with three red zone touchdowns. Defensive tackle?Gerald McCoy tweaked his ankle late in practice and did not return. Linebacker?Daryl Smith was held out for the second-consecutive day. Koetter said, Geralds fine and that Smith needed another veterans day. -- Jenna LaineNFC WESTArizona CardinalsThursdays day off?gave the Cardinals an opportunity for coach Bruce Arians to get a full day of rest after his dealing with a diverticulitis flare up on Tuesday, which caused him to spend the night in the hospital. Arians plans on coaching Friday night against the Chargers. The game?will be another opportunity for rookie cornerback Brandon Williams to dig his heels into the right cornerback job. Hell go against one of the NFLs top quarterbacks in Philip Rivers for possibly a quarter. If Williams performs well enough, he could strengthen his grip on the starting job even with Justin Bethel, the incumbent starter, coming off the PUP list this week. -- Josh WeinfussLos Angeles RamsThe Rams spent their Thursday practice largely focusing on their next opponent, the Chiefs. 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On December 2, a day before the conditioning camp began in Bangalore, the Indian Express reported that the selectors had made seven changes to the original squad because of the last-minute discovery of the ACC email.It turned out that the selectors picked the original team based on BCCI tournament norms: anyone who is under 19 can play Under-19 tournaments. The ACC, though, had clearly communicated its eligibility norms to the BCCI: only those who qualify for the next Under-19 World Cup, to be held in New Zealand in early 2018, were eligible for the Asia Cup. This communication was noticed because of a recent reshuffle of duties within the BCCI. Ratnakar Shetty, the BCCI general manager - game development, who is now looking after Under-19 operations, spotted the email and arranged a fresh selection-committee meeting.The selectors were caught off guard themselves. The board didnt communicate to us the eligibility norm, Venkatesh Prasad, the chairman of the junior selection committee, told ESPNcricinfo. Even Amitabh Choudhury, a BCCI joint secretary and convenor of the junior selection committee, didnt know of the eligibility criteria.The selectors met again last week to pick seven new players. In one blow they had lost three quicks. Of the 39 players that played in the Under-19 Challenger Trophy, 22 were born before November 1998, and were thus ineligible to play the Asia Cup. Michael Brantley Jersey. Had they seen the email from the ACC earlier, the selectors would arguably have selected the Challenger Trophy squads accordingly.If not for this reshuffle within the BCCI, India could have landed up in Sri Lanka with half its squad ineligible. While the risk of disqualification has been averted, seven players who had their passports made, visas stamped, and bags packed to go to Bangalore to train under Rahul Dravid suddenly have nowhere to go but their state Under-19 matches.Our biggest concern as selectors was the psychological effect of this on these kids, Prasad said. If I were in their place, I would feel pretty angry and disappointed. We have been assured by the BCCI that it will speak to them and take all necessary steps.This has unwittingly brought to fore a gap in the Under-19 system. The World Cups are played every two years, and with boards directing all their efforts towards winning those events, it could mean every alternate batch of Under-19 cricketers doesnt get to play big tournaments. Cricinfo understands the BCCI is in talks with the ECB for a bilateral series early next year, and these seven players could get their chance there.This is not the first time the BCCI has made unexplained changes to a representative side. In August this year, more than a month after naming the India A squads for the tour of Australia, the selectors made changes less than a week from departure, without acknowledgement or explanation. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys ' ' ' 
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