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EAST LANSING, Mich. Henrik Borgstrom Panthers Jersey . -- Nick Ward had a fantastic game offensively and on the boards, scoring a season-high 24 points and matching his best performance with 10 rebounds in an attempt to make up for the loss of Mile Bridges in Michigan States 80-76 win over Oral Roberts on Saturday night.At the other end of the court, though, the freshman forward may have given up more points and rebounds than he had himself in the box score.When he got real tired, he couldnt guard anyone in the post, Spartans coach Tom Izzo said.The Spartans (5-4) played for the first time without Bridges, their leading scorer and rebounder, and missed him a lot. The standout freshman watched the game with a walking boot on his left foot, protecting a sprained ankle that will keep him out for at least a couple weeks.We can do this, said Ward, a reserve, who played a season-high 26 minutes. We have a bright future, but weve had a lot of injuries up front.The Golden Eagles (1-7) were very competitive in a game that included 13 lead changes and six ties. They led by as many as seven points in the first half and had some leads early in the second half.Kris Martin pulled them within two points with 20.8 seconds left with a four-point play, but couldnt get closer because Michigan State made two more free throws to seal the victory.You dont win championships in December, but that might be the best weve played, Oral Roberts guard Jalen Bradley said. We were OK against Baylor and Mississippi, too.BITS FROM BOX SCOREMichigan State freshman Cassius Winston, who came off the bench along with Ward, had a season-high 15 points and nine assists.I think Cassius Winston had his best game, Izzo said. Theres no other freshman that played very well.Eron Harris scored 14, but Izzo wasnt happy with him or any of his wings.Oral Roberts Emmanuel Nzekwesi had 21 points and 13 rebounds, Bradley scored 17, Martin had 16 points and Albert Owens added 15 points and eight rebounds. They helped their team bounce back from a 92-64 loss in suburban Detroit.Weve come a long way since Thursday night at Oakland, Golden Eagles coach Scott Sutton said. We were embarrassed.BIG PICTUREOral Roberts: The banged-up Golden Eagles, missing two starters due to injury, seem to be much better than their record indicates. When they get healthy, Sutton will have a talented and tough team to work with this season.Michigan State: Spartans coach Tom Izzo has wanted this team to get the ball inside more, and it has a good option inside with Ward without Bridges in the lineup. The 6-foot-8, 250-pound forward wants the ball in the post and he has skills to do something with it when teammates pass it to him.INJURY REPORTOral Roberts: Aaron Anderson, who hurt his knee in the third game, is close to returning. Hes probably a week away, Sutton said. Javan White, recovering from knee surgery, isnt expected back soon. Hes a ways away, Sutton said.Michigan State: Two seniors in the post, Gavin Schilling and Ben Carter, have been out all season because of knee injuries. Schilling might make it back at some point in the Big Ten season, but Carter likely wont be cleared to play for the Spartans after transferring from UNLV.UP NEXT:Oral Roberts: At Oklahoma on Wednesday, in its third road game in less than a week.Michigan State: Hosts Youngstown State on Tuesday, a game Izzo vowed him team would be ready for after challenging them during two or three practices on Sunday.If you think Im depressed, Im not, Izzo said. Im ticked off.---More AP college basketball: www.collegebasketball.ap.org and https://twitter.com/AP-Top25---Follow AP College Football coverage at http://collegefootball.ap.org/ and https://twitter.com/AP-Top25 Keith Yandle Panthers Jersey . The (11-11-4) Jets are seventh in the Central Division with 26 points.  Fifth place Dallas and sixth-seeded Nashville also have 26 points, but the Stars have three games in hand on Winnipeg while Nashville has two. Aaron Ekblad Jersey . Michell Burger, a woman who lives on an estate next to Pistorius gated community, said she and her husband were awoken by the screams in the pre-dawn hours of Feb. 14 last year, when Pistorius killed Reeva Steenkamp by shooting four times through a door in his bathroom. http://www.hockeypanthersofficialonline.com/evgenii-dadonov-hockey-jersey/ . The Redskins announced Monday that the quarterback who led the team to the Super Bowl championship in the 1987 season will serve as a personnel executive. WASHINGTON -- Even though the Colorado Rockies are all too accustomed to piecing together their lineup because of recent injuries, they were reminded Saturday what happens when their top players are healthy.Back in the lineup together for the first time since Aug. 17, Charlie Blackmon, DJ LeMahieu and Carlos Gonzalez combined to drive in six runs on seven hits as the Rockies beat the Washington Nationals 9-4 in 11 innings. Blackmon hit two home runs and Gonzalez his 200th as Colorado snapped a four-game losing streak.Theres nothing like having your horses in there, and it changes the game when youre at full strength, manager Walt Weiss said.NL MVP Bryce Harper was ejected in the 10th inning after getting called out on strikes. The Nationals star outfielder immediately yelled at plate umpire Mike Winters from close range and threw his helmet to the ground after being tossed.It just shouldnt happen, Harper said of Winters third-strike call. Just bad behind there. Its not a strike.After Jorge De La Rosa gave them five solid innings of three-run baseball with eight strikeouts, the Rockies went through plenty of twists and turns to win a game that took 4 hours, 49 minutes to play.Colorado scored a run on a wild pitch during an intentional walk, lost the lead with two outs in the ninth on an RBI single by Jayson Werth off closer Adam Ottavino and roughed up Yusmeiro Petit (3-4) for five runs in the 11th.With LeMahieu back after missing three games with a wrist injury, he and Blackmon combined to go 6 for 11 with three RBI and four runs scored.We missed some guys earlier in the road trip, said Blackmon, who has 23 home runs and five multihomer games. Its always a different lineup when DJs not in there, so to have him back was obviously a real good boost.LeMahieu went 3 for 5 to raise his average to .347 and pass the Nationals Daniel Murphy for the NL batting lead.This guy, hees a professional hitter, said Gonzalez, who hit his 24th home run of the season in the 11th off Petit. Mike Hoffman Panthers Jersey. . He knows how to put great at-bats out there and give everybody an opportunity to drive in runs.OTTAVINO OVEROttavinos streak of not allowing a run ended at 31 1/3 innings on Werths RBI single. Dating to Sept. 6, 2014, its the longest active streak in the majors.Its disappointing, obviously, when he got the hit, but the games over if the next guy gets a hit, said Ottavino, who got Murphy to ground out to send the game to extra innings. Im happy I got that guy out so we were able to do what we did and win the game.WALK THIS WAYNationals starter A.J. Cole allowed a run to score when he threw the ball away when trying to intentionally walk Daniel Descalso in the fourth.I havent seen an intentional walk go awry in a long time, manager Dusty Baker said. They were just going to say, `Take your base intentionally, but thats a reason you know for it not to.It got worse for the Nationals because De La Rosa had an RBI single on the next at-bat, extending his hitting streak to a career-best four games.VAMOS RAMOS SLUMPWith his RBI single in the fourth, Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos snapped a 1-for-23 slump. Ramos is the National Leagues best hitting catcher this season.TRAINERS ROOMRockies: Weiss said RHP Tyler Chatwood (mid-back strain) will go on a rehab assignment with details still to be determined.Nationals: RHP Joe Ross, who has been out since early July with shoulder inflammation, will begin a rehab assignment at Triple-A Syracuse on Sunday.UP NEXTRHP Chad Bettis (10-7, 5.29 ERA) starts for the second time in 12 days against the Nationals, who will call up RHP Lucas Giolito (0-0, 4.91) to make his fourth career major league start. ' ' ' 
HONOLULU -- North Carolina coach Roy Williams did not mince words after his fifth-ranked Tar Heels struggled in the first half before pulling out their latest win. Hirving Lozano Jersey .Isaiah Hicks scored 10 of his 16 points after halftime to lead five players in double-figures as North Carolina (4-0) beat Hawaii 83-68 Friday night.Its one of the ugliest games Ive ever coached in my entire life, Williams said, but we made some shots during a stretch in the second half that gave us the lead.North Carolina never trailed outside of the opening minutes and held a 35-27 lead at halftime despite shooting just 35.1 percent from the field. The Tar Heels had shot better than 50 percent from the field in each of their first three games.Hicks said Williams message to the team at halftime emphasized defense.He said that shots were going to fall, but weve got to be better on the defensive end, continue to rebound, get to the board and try to get them out of what they do early on, said Hicks, who shot 7 of 8 from the field.Kennedy Meeks and Nate Britt had 13 points apiece. Justin Jackson scored 11 and Tony Bradley contributed 10 points and 13 rebounds, including eight on the offensive end, off the bench.He really gave us a lift, Hicks said of Bradley, a freshman center. Thats what really got us through the game, especially Tony just getting to the boards, getting the rebounds and second-chance shots.North Carolina led by as many as 18 in the closing minutes. The Tar Heels shot 63.3 percent (19 of 30) in the second half and finished with a 46-23 rebounding edge.Their size created some issues, but we cant lean on that, Rainbow Warriors coach Eran Ganot said. Theyre bigger than us, theyre stronger than us -- those are facts -- but what we need to focus more on is how to get it done.Hawaii pulled to 40-37 on Jack Purchases banker with 16:27 left, but North Carolina answered with a 12-2 run that that was capped by a 3-pointer by Kenny Williams from the right wing that stretched its lead back to 64-49.Noah Allen, a UCLA transfer, led Hawaii with 22 points. Jack Purchase added 14 and Sheriff Drammeh 13 for the Rainbow Warriors (2-2).BIG PICTURENorth Carolina: Junior guard Joel Berry II entered averaging a team-high 21.3 points per game, but was held to just two. His only basket came on a 14-foot pull-up jumper with about 5 minutes left. ... The Tar Heels depth was evident as they dominated Hawaii in bench scoring, 28-12.Its not a concern; Its a good thing, Williams said of Berrys night. Ive never seen him miss and go one-for-nine. Then again, in the first half our starting one, two and three men were 1 for 16 and thats not good.Hawaii: The young Rainbow Warriors have only three active players back from last seasons squad that won an NCAA Tournament game for the first time in school history. Hawaii dropped to 19-104 against Top 25 teams, including a 2-19 mark vs. top-5 squads.KEY NUMBERSNorth Carolina took advantage of its size against the smaller Rainbow Warriors by grabbing 19 offensive rebounds and held a distinct edge in second chance points, 28-8. Hawaii had nine turnovers in the first half, but finished two below its season average of 16 for the game.We cut down the turnovers, but we made them at critical times. We just couldnt get over that hump because we couldnt execute at key points, Ganot said.UP NEXTNorth Carolina: The Tar Heels, who are 30-5 all-time in the 50th state, will face their second straight Hawaii opponent when they take on Division II Chaminade in a Maui Invitational quarterfinal Monday.Hawaii: The Rainbow Warriors will host Division II Hawaii-Hilo on Tuesday, their fifth of 13 straight games on-island to open the season, although five of them are part of two tournaments (Pearl Harbor Invitational, Diamond Head Classic). Andres Guardado Jersey . According to a report from the Vancouver Province, the Lions are expected to replace former DC Rich Stubler with defensive backs coach Mark Washington. Jonathan dos Santos Jersey . Their 38th instalment is arguably their biggest fight card to date, including three-title fights and a main event which was selected by the fans.  The promotion boasts 14-straight years of business and is operated by MFC president Mark Pavelich, who is often overlooked in this country for the foundation hes established for MMA in Canada. http://www.soccermexicojerseysteamstore.com/jose-de-jesus-corona-mexico-jersey/ . LOUIS -- Theres no telling how these wacky World Series games will end. Which player will make the biggest leap in 2016-17? Our NBA writers make their MIP predictions.Predictions:?Most Valuable Player | Rookie of the YearCoach of the Year | Most Improved PlayerDefensive Player of the Year | Sixth ManEast champs | West champs | NBA champs ' ' ' 
GLENDALE, Ariz. Andre Johnson Womens Jersey . -- David Johnsons chances of being the NFLs Most Valuable Player are slim at best, given the Arizona Cardinals record after Sundays 48-41 loss to the New Orleans Saints.Still, the second-year running back is putting up numbers that are hard to ignore.Johnson made NFL history on Sunday with his 108 yards from scrimmage. He became the first player to record 100-plus scrimmage yards in 14 straight games to start a season.It means a lot. No one else has ever had it, so this is probably my favorite thing that Ive accomplished that has to do with football, Johnson said.Johnson also tied Hall of Famer Marcus Allen (1985) for the second-longest streak with at least 100 scrimmage yards at any point in a single season. Only Hall of Famer Barry Sanders (15 in 1997) has a longer single-season streak in NFL history.In a season that has gone astray from what the Cardinals (5-8-1) and their fans expected, Johnson has produced all season long.His 73 catches and 800 receiving yards lead all running backs, and hes in the top five in rushing yards with 1,138 on 260 carries.Hes also in the top five with 13 rushing touchdowns, and no NFL player has more total touchdowns over the past two seasons. Johnson scored twice against the Saints and has 30 in 30 games.The Cardinals will have a losing season for the first time in four seasons under coach Bruce Arians, but Johnson is the star of the offense.You have to acknowledge anyone that does something for the first time in the history of the NFL. Thats very unique, Arians said. Very happy for David, very proud of him.Johnson has the support of his veteran teammates, who feel he deserves to be the MVP.As impressive as a stat as that is, quarterback Carson Palmer said. You kind of expect it. Hes a great player. Why not go for 16?I think hes, if not the best, one of the best players in this game, Palmer said. Typically that award goes to the ... player that has the better record, but theres no doubt that hes one of a kind.Star wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald agreed with Palmer, which meant a lot to Johnson.I had to come a long way, seriously, Johnson said. I was third-rounder, maybe not even supposed to get drafted. A lot of stuff has happened and it means a lot to hear it from those guys.Arians used Johnson at wide receiver several times on Sunday in an effort to get as many of his most dynamic offensive players on the field at the same time.With Michael Floyd having been released earlier in the week, the Cardinals were short-handed in experience at the position.Johnson said he had not lined up at receiver so often since early in his college days at Northern Iowa. He even drew double coverage.We scripted it up all week to have me play receiver a little bit, Johnson said. I enjoy doing that. Anyway I have a chance to have the ball in my hands.Johnson is still 200 yards away from 1,000 receiving yards on the season, but is hopeful to get to that mark and finish with 1,000 yards in rushing and receiving. The only two players to have accomplished the feat are Roger Craig and Marshall Faulk.I definitely have that on my radar, Johnson said. Anything can happen. I could break out with 130 yards or 100 yards in one game. The skys the limit.Johnson is an expectant father and celebrated his 25th birthday on Dec. 16. Hes been too busy to stop and reflect on his season.When I told Larry how old I was, he joked with me. Im 25, second year, so he was probably like 20 in his second year, Johnson said. He gave me a hard time and I just told him I had to get as much as I can in early, because with me being second year at 25, I have to do as much as I can.---For more NFL coverage: AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and http://twitter.com/AP-NFL Max Scharping Texans Jersey .1 million pounds ($61.2 million) on Saturday, giving the beleaguered English Premier League champions a major lift. Tytus Howard Jersey .Y. -- Syracuse has turned up the defence at the right time all season, and when High Point threatened to pull off a monumental upset the second-ranked Orange did what they do best with their quick hands and savvy play. http://www.texansrookiestore.com/Texans-Andre-Johnson-Jersey/ . The news was first reported on Gonzalezs Twitter account and confirmed by the Rockies. Gonzalez has a six-week window before position players have their first workout at spring training in Arizona. BATON ROUGE, La. -- Alabamas suffocating defense bottled up LSU running back Leonard Fournette and provided Crimson Tide quarterback Jalen Hurts the luxury of a few scoreless quarters to get accustomed to deafening Death Valley.Hurts finally escaped the grasps of LSUs stingy defense on a 21-yard touchdown run that broke a scoreless tie early in the fourth quarter, and No. 1 Alabama remained unbeaten with a 10-0 shutout of the 13th-ranked Tigers on Saturday night.You can talk about winning ugly and maybe it wasnt always pretty, because we certainly didnt execute and do things the way wed like, but youve got to give LSU a lot of credit, Alabama coach Nick Saban said. It was a tough atmosphere for us out there. But our defense was outstanding.Saban could have used any number of superlatives to describe his defense, which didnt let LSU run a play from inside the Crimson Tide 30.Weve got some pretty hateful guys that play defense around here that are pretty good competitors, Saban said. When they get challenged a little bit, they usually respond and I think they responded really well tonight.The Crimson Tide (9-0, 6-0 Southeastern Conference, No. 1 AP) won for the sixth straight time against LSU (5-3, 3-2, No. 15 AP), and remained alone in first place in the SEC West -- a game ahead of Auburn.Hurts, a freshman who has exceeded expectations by establishing himself as one of the most dynamic, explosive players in college football, was the games leading rusher with 114 yards on 20 carries. He also completed 10 of 19 passes for 107 yards.He has great poise. I dont think the stage is too big for him at all, Saban said about Hurts. He expects a lot of himself and we expect a lot of him because hes in a role that has tremendous responsibility. He has handled that very, very well.LSU had its share of big plays -- but virtually all on defense, forcing Hurts into an early interception, stopping Hurts on a fourth-and-goal play and forcing him into a third-quarter fumble. But LSUs offense could not capitalize against menacing defensive end Jonathan Allen and Co.We played our butt off on defense but we lose as a team, LSU interim coach Ed Orgeron said. We just couldnt get anything going on offense.The Tigers finished with 125 total yards. Alabama had five sacks, one more than LSUs offense had allowed in any other game this season. Allen, linebackers Rashaan Evans and Ryan Anderson; and end Dalvin Tomlinson each sacked LSU quarterback Danny Etling, while Rueben Foster and Tim Williams combined on a sack.Were just dominating the line of scrimmage, Allen said.Etling completed 111 of 24 passes for 92 yards and also was intercepted by Minkah Fitzpatrick in the fourth quarter on a pass that seemed to sail off target because he was being hit. DOnta Foreman Youth Jersey. The turnover led to a late Alabama field goal. The offense also looked flustered at times. LSU had to burn two timeouts early in the second half to avoid delay-of-game penalties, then was called for delay of game on third down in Alabama territory on a subsequent drive.We just had some miscommunications on what we were trying to do. Unfortunately, that was kind of what bit us, Etling said. We did some stupid things and made some inaccurate throws.SILENT STARFournette, whose 2015 Heisman Trophy hopes faded when he was held to 31 yards on 19 carries in Tuscaloosa last year, had 35 yards on 17 carries. One game after touchdown runs of 78, 76 and 59 yards against Mississippi, Fournettes longest run against the Crimson Tide was 9 yards. Hed declined interview requests in the week leading up to the game, and he didnt speak afterward.Saban explained his teams success against Fournette this way: When you play a great player like that, everybody has to really focus on doing their job. Our guys did it last year. We played a lot of the same stuff that we played a year ago.COACHING CONTRASTWhile Alabama coach Nick Saban improved to 8-3 against his former team since taking over the Crimson Tide in 2007, the result clouded the future of the coaching position at LSU. Orgeron , a popular Cajun whod overseen victories in his first three games since Les Miles was fired in late September, could have emerged as a leading candidate to remain long-term with a victory over Alabama.THE TAKEAWAYAlabama: Orgeron said earlier this week that Alabama might have the best defense in college football history, and it certainly looked like he was on to something.LSU: As much as LSU has tried open up its offense by changing formations and passing more, Etling didnt have the poise, or the blocking, to succeed against Alabama. LSUs running game suffered because of the Tigers inability to throw, and it looked a lot like their losses to Bama when Miles was coaching.POLL IMPLICATIONSAlabama: Alabama continues to strengthen its case as the best team in the nation.LSU: The Tigers might not tumble out of the Top 25 because of how close they played the nations top team, but theyll fall.UP NEXTAlabama: The Tide hosts Mississippi State next Saturday.LSU: The Tigers travel to meet Arkansas next weekend. ' ' ' 
HONOLULU -- North Carolina coach Roy Williams did not mince words after his fifth-ranked Tar Heels struggled in the first half before pulling out their latest win. Hirving Lozano Jersey .Isaiah Hicks scored 10 of his 16 points after halftime to lead five players in double-figures as North Carolina (4-0) beat Hawaii 83-68 Friday night.Its one of the ugliest games Ive ever coached in my entire life, Williams said, but we made some shots during a stretch in the second half that gave us the lead.North Carolina never trailed outside of the opening minutes and held a 35-27 lead at halftime despite shooting just 35.1 percent from the field. The Tar Heels had shot better than 50 percent from the field in each of their first three games.Hicks said Williams message to the team at halftime emphasized defense.He said that shots were going to fall, but weve got to be better on the defensive end, continue to rebound, get to the board and try to get them out of what they do early on, said Hicks, who shot 7 of 8 from the field.Kennedy Meeks and Nate Britt had 13 points apiece. Justin Jackson scored 11 and Tony Bradley contributed 10 points and 13 rebounds, including eight on the offensive end, off the bench.He really gave us a lift, Hicks said of Bradley, a freshman center. Thats what really got us through the game, especially Tony just getting to the boards, getting the rebounds and second-chance shots.North Carolina led by as many as 18 in the closing minutes. The Tar Heels shot 63.3 percent (19 of 30) in the second half and finished with a 46-23 rebounding edge.Their size created some issues, but we cant lean on that, Rainbow Warriors coach Eran Ganot said. Theyre bigger than us, theyre stronger than us -- those are facts -- but what we need to focus more on is how to get it done.Hawaii pulled to 40-37 on Jack Purchases banker with 16:27 left, but North Carolina answered with a 12-2 run that that was capped by a 3-pointer by Kenny Williams from the right wing that stretched its lead back to 64-49.Noah Allen, a UCLA transfer, led Hawaii with 22 points. Jack Purchase added 14 and Sheriff Drammeh 13 for the Rainbow Warriors (2-2).BIG PICTURENorth Carolina: Junior guard Joel Berry II entered averaging a team-high 21.3 points per game, but was held to just two. His only basket came on a 14-foot pull-up jumper with about 5 minutes left. ... The Tar Heels depth was evident as they dominated Hawaii in bench scoring, 28-12.Its not a concern; Its a good thing, Williams said of Berrys night. Ive never seen him miss and go one-for-nine. Then again, in the first half our starting one, two and three men were 1 for 16 and thats not good.Hawaii: The young Rainbow Warriors have only three active players back from last seasons squad that won an NCAA Tournament game for the first time in school history. Hawaii dropped to 19-104 against Top 25 teams, including a 2-19 mark vs. top-5 squads.KEY NUMBERSNorth Carolina took advantage of its size against the smaller Rainbow Warriors by grabbing 19 offensive rebounds and held a distinct edge in second chance points, 28-8. Hawaii had nine turnovers in the first half, but finished two below its season average of 16 for the game.We cut down the turnovers, but we made them at critical times. We just couldnt get over that hump because we couldnt execute at key points, Ganot said.UP NEXTNorth Carolina: The Tar Heels, who are 30-5 all-time in the 50th state, will face their second straight Hawaii opponent when they take on Division II Chaminade in a Maui Invitational quarterfinal Monday.Hawaii: The Rainbow Warriors will host Division II Hawaii-Hilo on Tuesday, their fifth of 13 straight games on-island to open the season, although five of them are part of two tournaments (Pearl Harbor Invitational, Diamond Head Classic). Andres Guardado Jersey . According to a report from the Vancouver Province, the Lions are expected to replace former DC Rich Stubler with defensive backs coach Mark Washington. Jonathan dos Santos Jersey . Their 38th instalment is arguably their biggest fight card to date, including three-title fights and a main event which was selected by the fans.  The promotion boasts 14-straight years of business and is operated by MFC president Mark Pavelich, who is often overlooked in this country for the foundation hes established for MMA in Canada. http://www.soccermexicojerseysteamstore.com/jose-de-jesus-corona-mexico-jersey/ . LOUIS -- Theres no telling how these wacky World Series games will end. Which player will make the biggest leap in 2016-17? Our NBA writers make their MIP predictions.Predictions:?Most Valuable Player | Rookie of the YearCoach of the Year | Most Improved PlayerDefensive Player of the Year | Sixth ManEast champs | West champs | NBA champs ' ' ' 
HONOLULU -- North Carolina coach Roy Williams did not mince words after his fifth-ranked Tar Heels struggled in the first half before pulling out their latest win. Hirving Lozano Jersey .Isaiah Hicks scored 10 of his 16 points after halftime to lead five players in double-figures as North Carolina (4-0) beat Hawaii 83-68 Friday night.Its one of the ugliest games Ive ever coached in my entire life, Williams said, but we made some shots during a stretch in the second half that gave us the lead.North Carolina never trailed outside of the opening minutes and held a 35-27 lead at halftime despite shooting just 35.1 percent from the field. The Tar Heels had shot better than 50 percent from the field in each of their first three games.Hicks said Williams message to the team at halftime emphasized defense.He said that shots were going to fall, but weve got to be better on the defensive end, continue to rebound, get to the board and try to get them out of what they do early on, said Hicks, who shot 7 of 8 from the field.Kennedy Meeks and Nate Britt had 13 points apiece. Justin Jackson scored 11 and Tony Bradley contributed 10 points and 13 rebounds, including eight on the offensive end, off the bench.He really gave us a lift, Hicks said of Bradley, a freshman center. Thats what really got us through the game, especially Tony just getting to the boards, getting the rebounds and second-chance shots.North Carolina led by as many as 18 in the closing minutes. The Tar Heels shot 63.3 percent (19 of 30) in the second half and finished with a 46-23 rebounding edge.Their size created some issues, but we cant lean on that, Rainbow Warriors coach Eran Ganot said. Theyre bigger than us, theyre stronger than us -- those are facts -- but what we need to focus more on is how to get it done.Hawaii pulled to 40-37 on Jack Purchases banker with 16:27 left, but North Carolina answered with a 12-2 run that that was capped by a 3-pointer by Kenny Williams from the right wing that stretched its lead back to 64-49.Noah Allen, a UCLA transfer, led Hawaii with 22 points. Jack Purchase added 14 and Sheriff Drammeh 13 for the Rainbow Warriors (2-2).BIG PICTURENorth Carolina: Junior guard Joel Berry II entered averaging a team-high 21.3 points per game, but was held to just two. His only basket came on a 14-foot pull-up jumper with about 5 minutes left. ... The Tar Heels depth was evident as they dominated Hawaii in bench scoring, 28-12.Its not a concern; Its a good thing, Williams said of Berrys night. Ive never seen him miss and go one-for-nine. Then again, in the first half our starting one, two and three men were 1 for 16 and thats not good.Hawaii: The young Rainbow Warriors have only three active players back from last seasons squad that won an NCAA Tournament game for the first time in school history. Hawaii dropped to 19-104 against Top 25 teams, including a 2-19 mark vs. top-5 squads.KEY NUMBERSNorth Carolina took advantage of its size against the smaller Rainbow Warriors by grabbing 19 offensive rebounds and held a distinct edge in second chance points, 28-8. Hawaii had nine turnovers in the first half, but finished two below its season average of 16 for the game.We cut down the turnovers, but we made them at critical times. We just couldnt get over that hump because we couldnt execute at key points, Ganot said.UP NEXTNorth Carolina: The Tar Heels, who are 30-5 all-time in the 50th state, will face their second straight Hawaii opponent when they take on Division II Chaminade in a Maui Invitational quarterfinal Monday.Hawaii: The Rainbow Warriors will host Division II Hawaii-Hilo on Tuesday, their fifth of 13 straight games on-island to open the season, although five of them are part of two tournaments (Pearl Harbor Invitational, Diamond Head Classic). Andres Guardado Jersey . According to a report from the Vancouver Province, the Lions are expected to replace former DC Rich Stubler with defensive backs coach Mark Washington. Jonathan dos Santos Jersey . Their 38th instalment is arguably their biggest fight card to date, including three-title fights and a main event which was selected by the fans.  The promotion boasts 14-straight years of business and is operated by MFC president Mark Pavelich, who is often overlooked in this country for the foundation hes established for MMA in Canada. http://www.soccermexicojerseysteamstore.com/jose-de-jesus-corona-mexico-jersey/ . LOUIS -- Theres no telling how these wacky World Series games will end. Which player will make the biggest leap in 2016-17? Our NBA writers make their MIP predictions.Predictions:?Most Valuable Player | Rookie of the YearCoach of the Year | Most Improved PlayerDefensive Player of the Year | Sixth ManEast champs | West champs | NBA champs ' ' ' 
NASHVILLE, Tenn. Chuck Bednarik Youth Jersey . - Vanderbilts home opener against the No. 1 Florida State Seminoles was all about opportunity. It was a chance to learn and compete against one of the most consistent programs in the country, as well as a time to experiment.Most of all, Thursdays game was an opportunity for the squads 12 new comers to see and understand the direction second year head coach Darren Ambrose and his staff plan on taking the team.You have to have a very defined way of playing when youre going against a team like Florida State, said Ambrose. We all were confident in what we were doing going into the game. The sad part is that we had a 15-minute meltdown. We gave them one goal and we panicked. Its such a shame because the mistakes we made were things we talked about. Im disappointed to lose 3-0, but the good news is that some of the things that happened are things that we can clean up. I think the freshmen did well, and I think we showed a little bit of character in the second half.While the Dores were defeated by FSU 3-0, the team played with more patience and vision then its previous two outings. With the vocal support of goalkeeper Kaitlyn Farhner and the Vandy backline, the teams offence connected concrete passes and to hold possession and generate attacks.Vanderbilt only trailed 1-0 with 15 minutes left in the first half. The Commodores had chances of their own, as Jackie Welch enjoyed another fantastic outing for the Dores. The Winnetka, Ill. native got off a shot to put her squad on the board, but the Florida State line came through, blocking the shot.Jackie is a natural athlete, she understands competitive sport. She understands the tempo of the game, what it takes and how to use your body. Shes got spirit and fight. I give her credit; shes come a long way in such a short time. But at this level we have to find a way to get the ball in the back of the goal. I cant fault her for her effort or how shes playing right now.Spreading the offensive attack throughout the pitch, as well as the Nole roster, three separate student-athletes aided in what would be the squads 3-0 victory within the first half. The Commodores generated three corners and two shots in the second half, but could not produce the necessary final touch to finish.Kaitlyn Farhner had another stellar outing for the Commodores; generating save after save and forcing most of FSUs six corner kicks in the second half. In all, the transfer from Oklahoma had six saves in her third outing for the black and gold. The redshirt-junior heads into Sundays 1:00 pm CT matchup against Jackson State with 22 saves on the year; her most (10) coming against Miami of Ohio.Jackson State is a well-coached team. They lost to MTSU 6-0, but had chances to score goals. Were going to look to play possessive, which we did at times today. Hopefully we can generate a few more chances in the 18-yard box... Im looking for us to put a few more shots on frame and a few more in the back of the net.Commodore fans should come hungry to the 1:00 JSU game, as Vanderbrunch will be served! In addition, the first 100 kids under the age of 12 who register under the marketing tent get to play a 10-minute game with the team. Wes Hopkins Jersey . Datsyuk will miss Tuesdays game against New Jersey and could be sidelined longer, while Cleary will likely miss at least the next three games. Its been an injury-plagued season for Datsyuk, who has suited up for just 39 games. Ron Jaworski Youth Jersey . Mats Zuccarello and Derek Stepan scored shootout goals, and backup goalie Cam Talbot earned his second win in two nights as the Rangers shook off a late tying tally and beat the Maple Leafs 2-1 Monday night. http://www.theeaglesshoponline.com/Youth-shareef-miller-eagles-jersey/ . Fernandez, coached in Toronto by former two-time Olympic silver medallist Brian Orser, scored 267.11 points and is the first champion to successfully defend since Russias Evgeny Plushenko in 2005 and 2006. EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has a torn meniscus in his right knee, coach Mike Zimmer said Monday.The Vikings are still evaluating the injury and have not yet determined how much time he will miss. Zimmer initially announced the nature of the injury while recording his weekly appearance on a local radio show and told KFXN-FM that he has not yet ruled out Peterson for the game on Sunday against Carolina.Peterson was meeting with team doctors and athletic trainers to discuss his options, which include surgery to address the injury.We are going through the evaluation process to figure out what the next procedure will be, Zimmer told reporters during his weekly news conference. We are still going through all the options.Peterson, the 2012 NFL MVP, was injured in the third quarter of Minnesotas 17-14 victory over the Green Bay Packers on Sunday night on a 5-yard run , his longest of the night. He needed crutches to exit U.S. Bank Stadium, but it does appear Peterson will be able to return at some point this season after initial fears that he tore his ACL.Peterson has long had a reputation as a fast healer, which was never more clear than when he tore the ACL in his left knee with two weeks to play in the 2011 season and still made it back to start the 2012 season. Ron Jaworski Womens Jersey. A torn meniscus is considered much less serious than a torn ACL, but it still often calls for several weeks of rehab before a player is ready to take the field again.Anytime you have a guy like that in a leadership role that does go down, obviously everyone kind of takes a step back, defensive captain Brian Robison said. You never want to see guys go down like that. But at the end of the day you understand that there is still a task at hand. This is the NFL and thats going to happen.The Vikings (2-0) have three more games before their bye week.Peterson has rushed for just 50 yards on 31 carries in the first two weeks.Were going to keep plugging away and keep doing our best to find a way to win, Zimmer said.---Online:AP NFL website: http://www.pro32.ap.org and AP NFL coverage on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/AP-NFL ' ' ' 
NASHVILLE, Tenn. Chuck Bednarik Youth Jersey . - Vanderbilts home opener against the No. 1 Florida State Seminoles was all about opportunity. It was a chance to learn and compete against one of the most consistent programs in the country, as well as a time to experiment.Most of all, Thursdays game was an opportunity for the squads 12 new comers to see and understand the direction second year head coach Darren Ambrose and his staff plan on taking the team.You have to have a very defined way of playing when youre going against a team like Florida State, said Ambrose. We all were confident in what we were doing going into the game. The sad part is that we had a 15-minute meltdown. We gave them one goal and we panicked. Its such a shame because the mistakes we made were things we talked about. Im disappointed to lose 3-0, but the good news is that some of the things that happened are things that we can clean up. I think the freshmen did well, and I think we showed a little bit of character in the second half.While the Dores were defeated by FSU 3-0, the team played with more patience and vision then its previous two outings. With the vocal support of goalkeeper Kaitlyn Farhner and the Vandy backline, the teams offence connected concrete passes and to hold possession and generate attacks.Vanderbilt only trailed 1-0 with 15 minutes left in the first half. The Commodores had chances of their own, as Jackie Welch enjoyed another fantastic outing for the Dores. The Winnetka, Ill. native got off a shot to put her squad on the board, but the Florida State line came through, blocking the shot.Jackie is a natural athlete, she understands competitive sport. She understands the tempo of the game, what it takes and how to use your body. Shes got spirit and fight. I give her credit; shes come a long way in such a short time. But at this level we have to find a way to get the ball in the back of the goal. I cant fault her for her effort or how shes playing right now.Spreading the offensive attack throughout the pitch, as well as the Nole roster, three separate student-athletes aided in what would be the squads 3-0 victory within the first half. The Commodores generated three corners and two shots in the second half, but could not produce the necessary final touch to finish.Kaitlyn Farhner had another stellar outing for the Commodores; generating save after save and forcing most of FSUs six corner kicks in the second half. In all, the transfer from Oklahoma had six saves in her third outing for the black and gold. The redshirt-junior heads into Sundays 1:00 pm CT matchup against Jackson State with 22 saves on the year; her most (10) coming against Miami of Ohio.Jackson State is a well-coached team. They lost to MTSU 6-0, but had chances to score goals. Were going to look to play possessive, which we did at times today. Hopefully we can generate a few more chances in the 18-yard box... Im looking for us to put a few more shots on frame and a few more in the back of the net.Commodore fans should come hungry to the 1:00 JSU game, as Vanderbrunch will be served! In addition, the first 100 kids under the age of 12 who register under the marketing tent get to play a 10-minute game with the team. Wes Hopkins Jersey . Datsyuk will miss Tuesdays game against New Jersey and could be sidelined longer, while Cleary will likely miss at least the next three games. Its been an injury-plagued season for Datsyuk, who has suited up for just 39 games. Ron Jaworski Youth Jersey . Mats Zuccarello and Derek Stepan scored shootout goals, and backup goalie Cam Talbot earned his second win in two nights as the Rangers shook off a late tying tally and beat the Maple Leafs 2-1 Monday night. http://www.theeaglesshoponline.com/Youth-shareef-miller-eagles-jersey/ . Fernandez, coached in Toronto by former two-time Olympic silver medallist Brian Orser, scored 267.11 points and is the first champion to successfully defend since Russias Evgeny Plushenko in 2005 and 2006. EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has a torn meniscus in his right knee, coach Mike Zimmer said Monday.The Vikings are still evaluating the injury and have not yet determined how much time he will miss. Zimmer initially announced the nature of the injury while recording his weekly appearance on a local radio show and told KFXN-FM that he has not yet ruled out Peterson for the game on Sunday against Carolina.Peterson was meeting with team doctors and athletic trainers to discuss his options, which include surgery to address the injury.We are going through the evaluation process to figure out what the next procedure will be, Zimmer told reporters during his weekly news conference. We are still going through all the options.Peterson, the 2012 NFL MVP, was injured in the third quarter of Minnesotas 17-14 victory over the Green Bay Packers on Sunday night on a 5-yard run , his longest of the night. He needed crutches to exit U.S. Bank Stadium, but it does appear Peterson will be able to return at some point this season after initial fears that he tore his ACL.Peterson has long had a reputation as a fast healer, which was never more clear than when he tore the ACL in his left knee with two weeks to play in the 2011 season and still made it back to start the 2012 season. Ron Jaworski Womens Jersey. A torn meniscus is considered much less serious than a torn ACL, but it still often calls for several weeks of rehab before a player is ready to take the field again.Anytime you have a guy like that in a leadership role that does go down, obviously everyone kind of takes a step back, defensive captain Brian Robison said. You never want to see guys go down like that. But at the end of the day you understand that there is still a task at hand. This is the NFL and thats going to happen.The Vikings (2-0) have three more games before their bye week.Peterson has rushed for just 50 yards on 31 carries in the first two weeks.Were going to keep plugging away and keep doing our best to find a way to win, Zimmer said.---Online:AP NFL website: http://www.pro32.ap.org and AP NFL coverage on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/AP-NFL ' ' ' 
Milestone men Harry Taylor and Jack Riewoldt could be locked in an intriguing one-on-one battle during Sundays AFL clash at the MCG between Geelong and Richmond. Deacon Jones Jersey .This AFL season has featured no shortage of memorable milestones, headlined by Brent Harvey breaking the league games record in round 19.Adelaides Scott Thompson, St Kilda skipper Nick Riewoldt, North Melbourne forward Drew Petrie, Geelongs Jimmy Bartel and Hawthorn duo Shaun Burgoyne and Sam Mitchell have broken the 300-game barrier.Taylor and Riewoldt will `only be playing their 200th games on the weekend but could mark the occasion by playing on each other.Tom Lonergan has done a good job on Riewoldt in recent meetings but there is every chance Taylor will spend some time on the two-time Coleman medallist.Weve had some pretty good battles over the year. I havent played on him a great deal as of late, Taylor said.But hes just so dangerous and his movement is so silky.He always looks really balanced .. hes an outstanding player ... who is playing really good footy in a forward line that is probably not getting a lot of supply.Its his milestone game as well .. hes going to be a big focus for us because hes a really important player for them.Riewoldt has delivered plenty of highlight-reel fodder since being drafted by the Tigers in 2006.The Tasmanian has also hit the headlines for other reasons - for example in 2014 when comments about Richmonds gameplan didnt go down well with Tigers coach Damien Hardwick.We caught up with him this morning and removed his foot from his mouth and my foot from his arse, Hardwick said at the time.Riewoldt then jumped a construction fence, tried to hide behind a car and caught a train in an unsuccessful attempt to hide from TV cameras.But the 27-year-olds passion and love of the yellow and black has never been up for question.He loves his footy. Hes emotionally invested in this footy club and thats what we love about him, Hardwick said earlier this week.Hes a terrific player.Hes an incredible talent. A great football brain and were lucky to have him.Hes played 200 great games and we look forward to him playing a lot more in Richmond colours.The Tigers have lost their past 11 clashes with Geelong, with their most recent coming in round nine of the 2006 season.Geelong have been an outstanding outfit for a long period of time, Hardwick said.We give ourselves every chance, weve obviously got to be at our best.HARRY TAYLOR*199 games*Runner up in club best and fairest (2013)*All-Australian (2010, 2013)*Premiership player (2009, 2011)JACK RIEWOLDT*199 games*Club best and fairest (2010)*All-Australian (2010, 2015)*Coleman medallist (2010, 2012). Torry Holt Youth Jersey .ca NHL Power Rankings for the second straight week, ahead of the Pittsburgh Penguins and Colorado Avalanche. Cory Littleton Jersey . Most important, perhaps, it went off without a hitch. Organizers poked a little fun at the now-infamous opening ceremony gaffe that saw only four out of five snowflakes open up into rings, leaving the Olympics logo one ring short. http://www.footballramsshop.us/authentic-cooper-kupp-rams-jersey/ . -- Linebacker Myles Jack ran for four touchdowns, defensive end Cassius Marsh caught a scoring pass, and No. TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The last time No. 17 Florida State visited Syracuse, Dalvin Cook was third on the Seminoles depth chart and looking for an opportunity to prove himself.Two years later, Cook is on the precipice of becoming the Seminoles career rushing leader.The junior, who has 3,941 career yards, needs 19 yards on Saturday to break Warrick Dunns 20-year old mark. He is also 59 yards away from becoming just the sixth player in Atlantic Coast Conference history to reach 4,000 yards and would be the first to do it in three years.Former North Carolina State standout Ted Brown is the ACCs career rushing leader with 4,602 yards from 1975-78. He is also the quickest to reach 4,000 yards as he did it in his 38th game. Saturday will be Cooks 36th.Cook said he talked to Dunn before the Oct. 29 game against Clemson, but added there wasnt any discussion about the record. Cook reiterated earlier this week how much he has admired Dunn for what he has done on and off the field.When you have a guy like Warrick at the top of the list and see what he did with the program and as a human being, you have to humble yourself, Cook said. This is kind of like the first game of the season where I have to keep my emotions in check.Last Friday against Boston College , Cook appeared as if he was going to break Dunns record at home as he had 108 yards through three quarters. But with FSU (7-3, 4-3 ACC, No. 17 CFP) up 35-0 coach Jimbo Fisher rested his starters in the fourth.The Carrier Dome tough carries special significance for Cook.It was there in 2014 he had his first 100-yard game (122 yards on 23 carries) in a 38-20 win. That was the first of five 100-yard games for Cook that season as he became the first freshman in school history to rush for over 1,000 yards (1,008).It was kind of like a situation I got thrown into due to injuries. They had confidence in me and I took advantage of the opportunities, ran from there and kept building my momentum, Cook said. I had to grow up quick and make the plays.Last season he broke Dunns school single-season mark and finished with 1,691 yards. Cook didnt have a 100-yard rushing game this season until Sept. 24, when he had a careeer-best 267 yards at South Florida and has had six 100-yard games in his past seven. Greg Gaines Jersey. .With Florida State out of contention for a spot in the College Football Playoff, Cook has quietly put together what could be his best season. He is second among Power 5 running backs in rushing yards (1,242) and yards from scrimmage (1,642) while scoring 14 touchdowns.Hes probably one of or the fastest back that we have in the conference, Syracuse coach Dino Babers said. I thought he was really good, but I didnt know how fast he was until I saw the Clemson game, and I saw him run away from the Clemson secondary. We couldnt run away from their secondary people.Cooks biggest improvement has been catching the ball. He has two 100-yard receiving games this season, including in an Oct. 1 loss to North Carolina when he became the first FSU running back to have 100 yards rushing and receiving in the same game.I mean, hes always caught the ball well. But understanding how to run routes where leverages are and how to set holds. Now hes got certain things down and he keeps adding to his repertoire, Fisher said.Cooks college career is likely down to its final three games, including a bowl game. Syracuse (4-6, 1-5) is Florida States last ACC game this season followed by the Nov. 26 game at home vs. Florida.Cook said he wouldnt discuss his future until after the season. However, he has been keeping a close eye on Ezekiel Elliotts rookie season in Dallas and how that could improve his draft stock.The position (in the NFL) was on the downfall for a couple years but guys like Zeke, Melvin Gordon (Chargers) and Todd Gurley (Rams) are doing a good job of showing how you have to have a running back to be successful, Cook said.Zeke is really showing how the position is valued. He can go 80 yards with it running or catching out of the backfield and he can block well. Those are the types of guys you want to have.---More AP college football: www.collegefootball.ap.org and https://twitter.com/AP-Top25---Follow Joe Reedy at www.twitter.com/joereedy ' ' ' 
Milestone men Harry Taylor and Jack Riewoldt could be locked in an intriguing one-on-one battle during Sundays AFL clash at the MCG between Geelong and Richmond. Deacon Jones Jersey .This AFL season has featured no shortage of memorable milestones, headlined by Brent Harvey breaking the league games record in round 19.Adelaides Scott Thompson, St Kilda skipper Nick Riewoldt, North Melbourne forward Drew Petrie, Geelongs Jimmy Bartel and Hawthorn duo Shaun Burgoyne and Sam Mitchell have broken the 300-game barrier.Taylor and Riewoldt will `only be playing their 200th games on the weekend but could mark the occasion by playing on each other.Tom Lonergan has done a good job on Riewoldt in recent meetings but there is every chance Taylor will spend some time on the two-time Coleman medallist.Weve had some pretty good battles over the year. I havent played on him a great deal as of late, Taylor said.But hes just so dangerous and his movement is so silky.He always looks really balanced .. hes an outstanding player ... who is playing really good footy in a forward line that is probably not getting a lot of supply.Its his milestone game as well .. hes going to be a big focus for us because hes a really important player for them.Riewoldt has delivered plenty of highlight-reel fodder since being drafted by the Tigers in 2006.The Tasmanian has also hit the headlines for other reasons - for example in 2014 when comments about Richmonds gameplan didnt go down well with Tigers coach Damien Hardwick.We caught up with him this morning and removed his foot from his mouth and my foot from his arse, Hardwick said at the time.Riewoldt then jumped a construction fence, tried to hide behind a car and caught a train in an unsuccessful attempt to hide from TV cameras.But the 27-year-olds passion and love of the yellow and black has never been up for question.He loves his footy. Hes emotionally invested in this footy club and thats what we love about him, Hardwick said earlier this week.Hes a terrific player.Hes an incredible talent. A great football brain and were lucky to have him.Hes played 200 great games and we look forward to him playing a lot more in Richmond colours.The Tigers have lost their past 11 clashes with Geelong, with their most recent coming in round nine of the 2006 season.Geelong have been an outstanding outfit for a long period of time, Hardwick said.We give ourselves every chance, weve obviously got to be at our best.HARRY TAYLOR*199 games*Runner up in club best and fairest (2013)*All-Australian (2010, 2013)*Premiership player (2009, 2011)JACK RIEWOLDT*199 games*Club best and fairest (2010)*All-Australian (2010, 2015)*Coleman medallist (2010, 2012). Torry Holt Youth Jersey .ca NHL Power Rankings for the second straight week, ahead of the Pittsburgh Penguins and Colorado Avalanche. Cory Littleton Jersey . Most important, perhaps, it went off without a hitch. Organizers poked a little fun at the now-infamous opening ceremony gaffe that saw only four out of five snowflakes open up into rings, leaving the Olympics logo one ring short. http://www.footballramsshop.us/authentic-cooper-kupp-rams-jersey/ . -- Linebacker Myles Jack ran for four touchdowns, defensive end Cassius Marsh caught a scoring pass, and No. TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The last time No. 17 Florida State visited Syracuse, Dalvin Cook was third on the Seminoles depth chart and looking for an opportunity to prove himself.Two years later, Cook is on the precipice of becoming the Seminoles career rushing leader.The junior, who has 3,941 career yards, needs 19 yards on Saturday to break Warrick Dunns 20-year old mark. He is also 59 yards away from becoming just the sixth player in Atlantic Coast Conference history to reach 4,000 yards and would be the first to do it in three years.Former North Carolina State standout Ted Brown is the ACCs career rushing leader with 4,602 yards from 1975-78. He is also the quickest to reach 4,000 yards as he did it in his 38th game. Saturday will be Cooks 36th.Cook said he talked to Dunn before the Oct. 29 game against Clemson, but added there wasnt any discussion about the record. Cook reiterated earlier this week how much he has admired Dunn for what he has done on and off the field.When you have a guy like Warrick at the top of the list and see what he did with the program and as a human being, you have to humble yourself, Cook said. This is kind of like the first game of the season where I have to keep my emotions in check.Last Friday against Boston College , Cook appeared as if he was going to break Dunns record at home as he had 108 yards through three quarters. But with FSU (7-3, 4-3 ACC, No. 17 CFP) up 35-0 coach Jimbo Fisher rested his starters in the fourth.The Carrier Dome tough carries special significance for Cook.It was there in 2014 he had his first 100-yard game (122 yards on 23 carries) in a 38-20 win. That was the first of five 100-yard games for Cook that season as he became the first freshman in school history to rush for over 1,000 yards (1,008).It was kind of like a situation I got thrown into due to injuries. They had confidence in me and I took advantage of the opportunities, ran from there and kept building my momentum, Cook said. I had to grow up quick and make the plays.Last season he broke Dunns school single-season mark and finished with 1,691 yards. Cook didnt have a 100-yard rushing game this season until Sept. 24, when he had a careeer-best 267 yards at South Florida and has had six 100-yard games in his past seven. Greg Gaines Jersey. .With Florida State out of contention for a spot in the College Football Playoff, Cook has quietly put together what could be his best season. He is second among Power 5 running backs in rushing yards (1,242) and yards from scrimmage (1,642) while scoring 14 touchdowns.Hes probably one of or the fastest back that we have in the conference, Syracuse coach Dino Babers said. I thought he was really good, but I didnt know how fast he was until I saw the Clemson game, and I saw him run away from the Clemson secondary. We couldnt run away from their secondary people.Cooks biggest improvement has been catching the ball. He has two 100-yard receiving games this season, including in an Oct. 1 loss to North Carolina when he became the first FSU running back to have 100 yards rushing and receiving in the same game.I mean, hes always caught the ball well. But understanding how to run routes where leverages are and how to set holds. Now hes got certain things down and he keeps adding to his repertoire, Fisher said.Cooks college career is likely down to its final three games, including a bowl game. Syracuse (4-6, 1-5) is Florida States last ACC game this season followed by the Nov. 26 game at home vs. Florida.Cook said he wouldnt discuss his future until after the season. However, he has been keeping a close eye on Ezekiel Elliotts rookie season in Dallas and how that could improve his draft stock.The position (in the NFL) was on the downfall for a couple years but guys like Zeke, Melvin Gordon (Chargers) and Todd Gurley (Rams) are doing a good job of showing how you have to have a running back to be successful, Cook said.Zeke is really showing how the position is valued. He can go 80 yards with it running or catching out of the backfield and he can block well. Those are the types of guys you want to have.---More AP college football: www.collegefootball.ap.org and https://twitter.com/AP-Top25---Follow Joe Reedy at www.twitter.com/joereedy ' ' ' 
Former Bellator fighter Jordan Parsons, who died earlier this year at the age of 25, is the first mixed martial arts fighter to be publicly diagnosed with chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE. Arian Foster Jersey .Dr. Bennet Omalu, a forensic pathologist who first discovered the degenerative disease in the brain of Pro Football Hall of Famer Mike Webster after his 2002 death, disclosed his findings on Parsons to The Boston Globe, which published a report on the diagnosis earlier Friday.Parsons (11-2), a featherweight who was three fights into his Bellator career, died on May 4, three days after being struck in a hit-and-run while crossing an intersection as a pedestrian in Delray Beach, Florida.Omalu told The Globe that it is impossible that Parsons CTE was caused by the accident because it is a chronic disease that develops over time.Parsons, who began competing in MMA at age 17 and turned pro three years later, was forced to take a full year off from competing after suffering his first loss in 2012 -- a first-round knockout loss in his eighth pro bout against Lazar Stojadinovic under the Championship Fighting Alliance banner.In his final bout, a split-decision loss to Bubba Jenkins in November 2015 at Bellator 146, Parsons was sent wobbling to the canvas after a kick to the head.The disease can be diagnosed only through postmortem brain autopsies.Omalu also discovered CTE in former pro wrestler Jon Rechner, who performed as Balls Mahoney, as well as early stages of the disease in Brian Knighton, aka Axl Rotten. Both wrestlers died within months of each other in early 2016 at the age of 44. The former tag team, named The Hardcore Chair Swingin Freaks, was best known for its run in Extreme Championship Wrestling, along with a brief stint in WWE.The diagnoses of Rechner and Knighton come at the same time that WWE faces a lawsuit filed by more than 50 former pro wrestlers who say the company is responsible for repeated head trauma that led to long-term neurological damage.Rechner, who was said to have experienced memory problems before he died of a heart attack in April, is the third professional wrestler who has been publicly identified with CTE and the first since 2009. Knighton was found dead in suburban Baltimore in February after a heroin overdose.Dr. Julia K. Kofler, a neuropathologist at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Presbyterian, conducted the autopsies on Parsons, Rechner and Knighton. The university is affiliated with Omalus charitable foundation, which he created in 2015 before the release of the movie Concussion, a dramatization of the NFLs resistance to his CTE research.As a scientist, a physical, and a person of faith, I bet everybody involved with these sports to come together and identify the problems and find solutions, said Omalu, who told The Globe he reviewed Koflers studies and endorsed her findings. Cullen Gillaspia Womens Jersey . Manuel was offered a position the day he was fired. He accepted earlier this week and the team made the announcement Friday. J.J. Watt Jersey . Reigning world champion Eve Muirhead of Scotland opened with a 12-2 rout of Winnipegs Jennifer Jones in a battle of teams bound for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. http://www.officialhoustontexanspro.com/Donta-foreman-texans-jersey/ .ca looks back at the stories and moments that made the year memorable. Louisville coach Rick Pitino said the schools self-imposed sanctions are enough to satisfy the NCAA as the governing body continues investigating an escorts allegations that a former Cardinals staffer hired her and other dancers to entertain recruits and players.The school in February announced a postseason ban from the Atlantic Coast Conference and NCAA tournaments after its investigation into Katina Powells allegations determined that violations did occur. Louisville imposed additional sanctions in April, reducing scholarships and recruiting visits and contacts by staff in 2016-17 and `17-18. Several investigations into the program continue, but Pitino says measures suggested by investigator Chuck Smrt should be enough.Chuck tells you, `OK, this is what I find you guilty of and this is what we must do, so he was the guy that told us what to do, it wasnt the school, Pitino said during a radio interview Tuesday on Louisvilles 840 WHAS.We have to rely on his (Smrts) expertise, so in his expertise and his feelings, weve done everything that we needed to do.Pitino expressed the same feelings about the schools actions in a podcast with College Hoops Today earlier this week.Powell alleged last October in the book Breaking Cardinal Rules: Basketball and the Escort Queen that former Cardinals mens basketball staffer Andre McGee paid her $10,000 for 22 shows from 2010-14 at the players Billy Minardi Hall dormitory. Pitino has deniied knowledge of the activities described in Powells book but has also seemed inclined to move on from the scandal, no matter what the NCAA investigation determines whenever it serves the school with a notice of allegations. Max Scharping Texans Jersey. Its just a matter of whats true, whats not true, Pitino said. Certainly, were guilty of certain things and thats why we took the penalty. We would not have taken the penalty if we didnt find ourselves guilty of those violations.Louisville athletic director Tom Jurich said last month that he didnt know when the NCAAs investigation might end. But the AD said the school is prepared to acknowledge mistakes and cited its previous measures as steps toward correcting them and moving forward.Pitino has expressed the same philosophy but didnt sound ready to let McGee off the hook. The coach said he hasnt spoken with his former player and staffer and isnt in a forgiving mood just yet.Do I still love him? Yes, I do, Pitino said. Do I forgive him? No, I dont, because in order to forgive someone, that person has to ask for forgiveness. Its no different from if I do something wrong that I ask for forgiveness and God willing, the people you hurt forgive you.When it comes the day that Andre wants to be forgiven for his deeds, hell ask for forgiveness and well certainly do that. ' ' ' f I do something wrong that I ask for forgiveness and God willing, the people you hurt forgive you.When it comes the day that Andre wants to be forgiven for his deeds, hell ask for forgiveness and well certainly do that. ' ' ' 
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