A

Best

Add Zone For You

q123's blog

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. ' ' ' 
Scotland captain Greig Laidlaw says there is still plenty more to come from his side after they comprehensively beat Georgia 43-16 at Rugby Park. Luc Robitaille Kings Jersey .The hosts were dominant for large parts in Kilmarnock and led 31-11 at half-time thanks to tries from Tommy Seymour, Sean Maitland, Stuart Hogg and a penalty try.Laidlaw kicked 11 first-half points and added a further two in the second period, while Hamish Watson and Hogg also crossed after the break.Vasil Lobzhanidze managed to touch down twice for Georgia, with Merab Kvirikashvili adding a further two penalties, but it was little consolation for Milton Haigs troops.It was a nice win, said Laidlaw, who was speaking on BBC 1. We scored 43 points and a lot of good tries against a tough Georgia side.I am pleased with our attack and the way we are scoring points and causing teams problems.It has been a strong end to 2016 for Scotland, who will finish a calendar year with more wins than losses for the first time since 2010.Vern Cotters side also secured successive home victories for the first time since February 2013 after beating Argentina 19-16 last weekend.Having run Australia close two weeks ago as well in a narrow 23-22 defeat, Laidlaw believes Scotland are making progress, but is refusing to rest on his laurels.The scrum-half added: In the Australia and Argentina games we did a lot of great things.Our defence has taken a step forward as well, we havent conceded too many points, but theres always things to work on.Ryan Wilson, who was voted man of the match, echoed his captains views and is already looking forward to the 2017 RBS 6 Nations campaign. Wilson said: It was good fun, but it was hard work. We knew how tough they would be, they came out and put some big shots in and they have some big boys out there, but it was a great win in front of a great crowd.The first two games against Australia and Argentina have been so tight, things started to come together today and it is a tribute to the hard work the boys have put in.There is plenty more to work on, but there is some brilliant stuff there and we want to take it into the Six Nations next year. Robyn Regehr Jersey . This should be celebrated because it will not always be this way. With the amount of money given to players by their clubs these days, it is a wonder that so many of those teams allow the sport to continue to take away many of their assets so they can play for a different team in the middle of their season. Dustin Brown Kings Jersey . Siddikur, whose previous win on the circuit came in Brunei three years ago, finished his bogey-free round with a birdie on the 18th for a total of 17-under 199. Indias Shiv Chowrasia, who has finished runner-up in this tournament twice, was in second place after a 66. http://www.kingsauthentic.com/authentic-marty-mcsorley-kings-jersey/ . Robinson finished with 17 points, all but two in the second half, and Lawson had 14 after halftime and finished with a game-high 11 assists as the Nuggets handed Dallas its first home loss in eight games this season. J.J. Hickson led Denver with 22, and Kenneth Faried added 10 points and 10 rebounds. BARCELONA, Spain -- Chris Froome has some unfinished business when the Spanish Vuelta starts on Saturday.The Kenyan-born British rider enters the grand tour as the undisputed favorite after winning his third Tour de France title, followed by a bronze medal in the individual time trial at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.The Vuelta is a race I really enjoy and where I guess you could say I have unfinished business, Froome said. Its already been a great summer for both myself and the team, but the Vuelta is another big challenge for us.While Froome has put his stamp on the Tour, the one title that has consistently eluded him is the three-week Vuelta.Not that he hasnt come close. In four appearances, Froome has twice finished runner-up.The now 31-year-old Froome made a name for himself as an up-and-coming talent when he came second to Juanjo Cobo in 2011. In 2014, he was edged out by Alberto Contador.Froome gave it another shot last year in search of a rare Tour-Vuelta double, but was forced to withdraw after breaking a bone in his right foot after crashing during the 11th stage.Froomes Sky team, which helped him dominate the Tour in June, will be without both Mikel Landa (hip injury) and Nicholas Roche (illness).Jacques Anquetil (1963) and Bernard Hinault (1978) are the only riders to win both the Tour and the Vuelta in the same season, and they did so when the Vuelta was still held in the spring.Here is a look at the course and Froomes toughest competition:---THE ROUTEBesides again offering a route fashioned for climbers, the 71st edition of the Spanish Vuelta will avoid the hot southern sun with action taking place in the greener north before the last week in the Mediterranean region of Valencia.TThe race begins on Saturday with a 27. Drew Doughty Kings Jersey. 8-kilometer (17.2-mile) team time trial in Ourense and concludes 3,315 kilometers (2,059 miles) later with the traditional arrival in Madrid on Sept. 11.In between, riders face 12 hill and mountain stages.The race will feature a trip into France on the 14th stage for a climb to the lAubisque peak used in the Tour.The tough course and stiff competition is bound to make for some aggressive racing, Froome said.---CONTADORIf Froome has a rival at the Vuelta, it is three-time winner Alberto Contador.But the Spaniard has had a disappointing summer after crashes and a fever forced him out of the Tour and sidelined him from the Olympics.I will fight for the victory, Contador said. We will go day by day and I hope to have more good luck than I have had recently. I just hope for a better start than the one I had in the Tour.This will be the seven-time grand tour winners last race with his Tinkoff team.---QUINTANAThe biggest threat to Sky as a team should come from a Movistar squad led by Nairo Quintana and Alejandro Valverde, although the Spanish outfit was unable to muster much of a challenge during this summers Tour.Quintana has twice finished second to Froome at the Tour, and the Colombian climber won the 2014 Giro dItalia. He arrives at the Vuelta after wins this year at the Tour of Catalonia and the Tour of Romandie.The 36-year-old Valverde, who won the 2009 Vuelta, will be completing a demanding season after having finished third at the Giro, sixth at the Tour de France, and competing for Spain in the Olympic road race. ' ' ' 
Scotland captain Greig Laidlaw says there is still plenty more to come from his side after they comprehensively beat Georgia 43-16 at Rugby Park. Luc Robitaille Kings Jersey .The hosts were dominant for large parts in Kilmarnock and led 31-11 at half-time thanks to tries from Tommy Seymour, Sean Maitland, Stuart Hogg and a penalty try.Laidlaw kicked 11 first-half points and added a further two in the second period, while Hamish Watson and Hogg also crossed after the break.Vasil Lobzhanidze managed to touch down twice for Georgia, with Merab Kvirikashvili adding a further two penalties, but it was little consolation for Milton Haigs troops.It was a nice win, said Laidlaw, who was speaking on BBC 1. We scored 43 points and a lot of good tries against a tough Georgia side.I am pleased with our attack and the way we are scoring points and causing teams problems.It has been a strong end to 2016 for Scotland, who will finish a calendar year with more wins than losses for the first time since 2010.Vern Cotters side also secured successive home victories for the first time since February 2013 after beating Argentina 19-16 last weekend.Having run Australia close two weeks ago as well in a narrow 23-22 defeat, Laidlaw believes Scotland are making progress, but is refusing to rest on his laurels.The scrum-half added: In the Australia and Argentina games we did a lot of great things.Our defence has taken a step forward as well, we havent conceded too many points, but theres always things to work on.Ryan Wilson, who was voted man of the match, echoed his captains views and is already looking forward to the 2017 RBS 6 Nations campaign. Wilson said: It was good fun, but it was hard work. We knew how tough they would be, they came out and put some big shots in and they have some big boys out there, but it was a great win in front of a great crowd.The first two games against Australia and Argentina have been so tight, things started to come together today and it is a tribute to the hard work the boys have put in.There is plenty more to work on, but there is some brilliant stuff there and we want to take it into the Six Nations next year. Robyn Regehr Jersey . This should be celebrated because it will not always be this way. With the amount of money given to players by their clubs these days, it is a wonder that so many of those teams allow the sport to continue to take away many of their assets so they can play for a different team in the middle of their season. Dustin Brown Kings Jersey . Siddikur, whose previous win on the circuit came in Brunei three years ago, finished his bogey-free round with a birdie on the 18th for a total of 17-under 199. Indias Shiv Chowrasia, who has finished runner-up in this tournament twice, was in second place after a 66. http://www.kingsauthentic.com/authentic-marty-mcsorley-kings-jersey/ . Robinson finished with 17 points, all but two in the second half, and Lawson had 14 after halftime and finished with a game-high 11 assists as the Nuggets handed Dallas its first home loss in eight games this season. J.J. Hickson led Denver with 22, and Kenneth Faried added 10 points and 10 rebounds. BARCELONA, Spain -- Chris Froome has some unfinished business when the Spanish Vuelta starts on Saturday.The Kenyan-born British rider enters the grand tour as the undisputed favorite after winning his third Tour de France title, followed by a bronze medal in the individual time trial at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.The Vuelta is a race I really enjoy and where I guess you could say I have unfinished business, Froome said. Its already been a great summer for both myself and the team, but the Vuelta is another big challenge for us.While Froome has put his stamp on the Tour, the one title that has consistently eluded him is the three-week Vuelta.Not that he hasnt come close. In four appearances, Froome has twice finished runner-up.The now 31-year-old Froome made a name for himself as an up-and-coming talent when he came second to Juanjo Cobo in 2011. In 2014, he was edged out by Alberto Contador.Froome gave it another shot last year in search of a rare Tour-Vuelta double, but was forced to withdraw after breaking a bone in his right foot after crashing during the 11th stage.Froomes Sky team, which helped him dominate the Tour in June, will be without both Mikel Landa (hip injury) and Nicholas Roche (illness).Jacques Anquetil (1963) and Bernard Hinault (1978) are the only riders to win both the Tour and the Vuelta in the same season, and they did so when the Vuelta was still held in the spring.Here is a look at the course and Froomes toughest competition:---THE ROUTEBesides again offering a route fashioned for climbers, the 71st edition of the Spanish Vuelta will avoid the hot southern sun with action taking place in the greener north before the last week in the Mediterranean region of Valencia.TThe race begins on Saturday with a 27. Drew Doughty Kings Jersey. 8-kilometer (17.2-mile) team time trial in Ourense and concludes 3,315 kilometers (2,059 miles) later with the traditional arrival in Madrid on Sept. 11.In between, riders face 12 hill and mountain stages.The race will feature a trip into France on the 14th stage for a climb to the lAubisque peak used in the Tour.The tough course and stiff competition is bound to make for some aggressive racing, Froome said.---CONTADORIf Froome has a rival at the Vuelta, it is three-time winner Alberto Contador.But the Spaniard has had a disappointing summer after crashes and a fever forced him out of the Tour and sidelined him from the Olympics.I will fight for the victory, Contador said. We will go day by day and I hope to have more good luck than I have had recently. I just hope for a better start than the one I had in the Tour.This will be the seven-time grand tour winners last race with his Tinkoff team.---QUINTANAThe biggest threat to Sky as a team should come from a Movistar squad led by Nairo Quintana and Alejandro Valverde, although the Spanish outfit was unable to muster much of a challenge during this summers Tour.Quintana has twice finished second to Froome at the Tour, and the Colombian climber won the 2014 Giro dItalia. He arrives at the Vuelta after wins this year at the Tour of Catalonia and the Tour of Romandie.The 36-year-old Valverde, who won the 2009 Vuelta, will be completing a demanding season after having finished third at the Giro, sixth at the Tour de France, and competing for Spain in the Olympic road race. ' ' ' 
American skier Lindsey Vonn on Friday said she has had surgery after breaking her right arm while training in Colorado. Carmelo Anthony Jersey .In a post Friday afternoon on her Facebook page that included X-ray images, Vonn, a four-time overall World Cup champion, said she severely fractured the humerus bone in my right arm after a crash at Copper Mountain on Thursday and that she hopes to return to skiing as soon as possible.I had successful surgery last night in Vail and everyone took great care of me, Vonn wrote. While I am beyond frustrated by this latest setback, at least my knees are ok and I will return to the slopes as soon as possible, as I always do!Vonn also wrote on her Twitter account, I dont know why these things happen to me but I know I am a fighter and I refuse to let it bring me down! I will never give up!In February, Vonn, 32, suffered three significant breaks?near her knee joint during a super-G crash in Andorra. She tried to keep skiing, only to end her season a few days later. At the time, she was thinking long term -- toward the 2017 world championships in St. Moritz, Switzerland, and the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea.Vonn has been steadily healing and was tentatively hoping to be back for the World Cup races in Lake Louise, Alberta, in early December.Now, with her latest injury, theres no timetable for her return to the start gate.Over the years, Vonns list of injuries has been long. She hurt her knee in training and missed two races at the 2007 worlds. She also raced with a severely bruised shin at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics when she won the downhill. But she couldnt defend her crown four years later in Sochi because of a serious knee injury.She broke her left ankle in New Zealand during training camp before last season. In November 2015, Vonn needed stitches in her right thumb after trying to break up a fight between her dogs over a Frisbee.Through all the adversity, Vonn became the winningest female World Cup racer with 76 victories. She has closed the gap on the career mark of 86 victories by Ingemar Stenmark of Sweden.Information from The Associated Press was used in this report. Jamal Murray Nuggets Jersey . Nigeria beat surprise package Ethiopia 2-0 in the second leg of their playoff for a comfortable 4-1 aggregate victory. Victor Moses converted a 20th-minute penalty after an Ethiopian handball, and Victor Obinna made certain of Nigerias place in Brazil with his powerful free kick in the 82nd at UJ Esuene Stadium. Gary Harris Nuggets Jersey . The 27-year-old Scrivens will be joining his third NHL club since signing with the Toronto Maple Leafs as a free agent in 2010. The move also reunites with him with head coach Dallas Eakins from their time together with the American Hockey Leagues Toronto Marlies. http://www.authenticnuggetsproshop.com/Jamal-Murray-Jersey/ . Brett Kulak and Jackson Houck of the Vancouver Giants were each charged with assault causing bodily harm on Aug. 18, according to the B.C. court services. Using an advanced metrics-driven computer algorithm as a foundation, Warren Sharp incorporates his in-depth research into game theory, efficiency, playcalling success rates and scheme utilization to uncoverr inefficiencies in the NFL and college football totals market. Allen Iverson Nuggets Jersey. ' ' '  a 2-1 loss to Texas. In that game, Salazar pitched 5 1/3 innings, allowing two runs and five hits with 10 strikeouts and two walks. This will be his first career appearance against the Marlins.Koehlers last win came Aug. 9. In four starts since then, he is 0-2 with a 5.09 ERA. This will be Koehlers first career appearance against the Indians. ' ' ' 
Super Bowl 50 is nearly upon us and Sky Sports will be covering every angle with a week of build-up plus unrivalled access to the game itself. A.J. Brown Jersey . The Carolina Panthers will take on the Denver Broncos in the grandest occasion in American sports on Sunday but our live coverage extends far beyond game-day.Heres a guide of how you can enjoy the Super Bowl with us… Super Bowl SundayOur live coverage of the game itself begins at 10pm on Sunday February 7 on Sky Sports 1 HD and Sky Sports 3 HD, so buckle up and enjoy the ride! And yes, Coldplays half-time entertainment will also be live.All your favourite Sky Sports experts will be providing their valuable analysis - Neil Reynolds, Dara Kennedy, Jeff Reinebold and Super-Bowl winner Shaun Gayle will be in San Francisco with us. If you want to see Broncos touchdowns as-they-happen then stay tuned to our website and app Not a Sky Sports subscriber? Fear not, you can still watch the Super Bowl via NOW TV by selecting a Day Pass to just see the game, or a Week Pass to absorb the unique atmosphere of the build-up.By purchasing a Sky Sports Day Pass for £6.99 or Sky Sports Week Pass for £10.99, you can enjoy access to all seven Sky Sports channels and watch on a TV with a NOW TV Box or on a range of devices.The Super Bowl is also available in pubs nationwide - find your closest venue by visiting skypubfinder.com but ensure you avoid disappointment by calling ahead to check they are showing the game. 10 most memorable Super Bowls We look back at some of the memorable showdowns Keep an eye on www.skysports.com/nfl or your Sky Sports app on mobile devices or iPad, where the minute-by-minute coverage of the game will be covered. Well be running a live blog of Panthers v Broncos featuring instant score updates, all the best pictures and videos of the crucial moments.Our Twitter account @skysportsnfl will keep you aware of everything thats happening throughout Super Bowl Sunday. Watch Cam Newton try to throw more TDs like this on all our Sky Sports platforms Whats happening all week?Weve got an entire weeks worth of unique documentaries and fascinating behind-the-scenes scoops in advance of Panthers v Broncos.The Pro Bowl is live from midnight on Sunday January 31 on Sky Sports 1 HD - the annual All-Star bonanza is exactly what we need to get in the mood for the Super Bowl a week later.The Super Bowl On Demand section will be live from Sunday January 31 with all the documentaries that will air later in the week. It will also include dedicated boxes for highlights of Broncos and Panthers games, Hard Knocks series 2013, 2014 and 2015, NFL Greatest Games series and NFL Football Life series.A series of The Timeline films will be broadcast from Monday to Thursday at 9pm on Sky Sports 3 HD. Below are the episodes on offer. The Timeline films Mon Feb 1: The Merger Tues Feb 2: Tale of Two Cities Wed Feb 3: Favre Returns Thurs Feb 4: Jersey Guys You should also keep your eyes peeled for more enjoyable historic programming, looking back at the glorious history of the Super Bowl and the legendary games and players of years gone by. More Super Bowl week shows Wed Feb 3, SS3, 10pm: Top 10 Dynasties Thur Feb 4, SS3, 10pm: Top 10 Super Bowls Fri Feb 5, SS3, 9pm: 50 Super Bowl Stories Fri Feb 5, SS3, 10pm: Top 10 Super Bowl Plays Sat Jan 6, SS3, 8.30pm: Super Bowl I: The Lost Game And dont forget Sky Sports News HQ will be live in San Francisco all week bringing you behind-the-scenes stories as they happen.Remember, Super Bowl 50 is live on Sunday February 7 from 10pm on Sky Sports 1 HD and Sky Sports 3 HD but keep checking @skysportsnfl and www.skysports.com/nfl for updates! Also See: NFL Video Rookies guide NFL on Sky Sports Pundits Corey Davis Womens Jersey . The Americans, skipped by John Shuster, seized the advantage in the eighth end by scoring five points for a 7-3 lead. The Czechs pulled two back in the ninth, but Shusters team of third Jeff Isaacson, second Jared Zezel and lead John Landsteiner ended with another point to secure the last Olympic berth on offer. Custom Tennessee Titans Jerseys . As he recorded his 23rd and 24th points of the evening, a segment of the sellout Air Canada Centre crowd expressed their appreciation for the Raptors point guard with a smattering of MVP chants. http://www.authentictitanspro.com/Warren-moon-titans-jersey/ . -- Brandon Jennings made the most of his first game with the Detroit Pistons on Sunday night. CLEVELAND -- The Miami Marlins are reeling and the Cleveland Indians are dealing. On Sunday afternoon at Progressive Field, they will meet for the final game of their three-game series.In winning the first two games of the series, the Indians have outscored the Marlins 14-5. Clevelands two starting pitchers -- Carlos Carrasco and Trevor Bauer -- combined for a 1.72 ERA in the two games.In Clevelands 8-3 win on Saturday, Bauer gave up three runs and three hits in the first inning and no runs and no hits in the next seven innings, facing the minimum 21 batters.That was really impressive, Indians manager Terry Francona said of Bauer. You look up in the first inning and think we might be into our bullpen early, and then he (Bauer) pitches into the ninth.Its September, the Indians are in first place, and they are hot. Theyve won five games in a row, and the win Saturday pushed them to a season-high 22 games above .500 (78-56). In the American League Central race, the Indians lead over second-place Detroit is up to 5 1/2 games.The Marlins, meanwhile, are going in the opposite direction. Theyve lost seven of their last eight games and are 1-5 in the first six games of this seven-game trip to New York, where they played the Mets and Cleveland.The Marlins are trying to stay in the hunt for a wild-card berth in the National League, but the losses are starting to pile up.Saturdays loss dropped the Marlins reecord to 68-68. Curley Culp Jersey. . Its the first time they have been at .500 since they were 12-12 on May 1. They have lost 12 of their last 18 road games, dating to Aug. 1, and the Marlins have been held to three or fewer runs in 10 of their last 13 games. Their record in those 10 games is 2-8.Im not concerned with the guys mindset, but I am concerned with the results, Marlins manager Don Mattingly said. Were at the point where we have to win every game. The guys are playing hard. They have all year. But weve got to get it going again.The Marlins will try to get it turned around Sunday. The pitching matchup will be Clevelands Danny Salazar (11-6, 3.88 ERA) against Miamis Tom Koehler (9-10, 4.02).Salazar, who was selected to the American League All-Star team, was glad to see the end of August. In four starts in August, he was 0-3 with a 12.41 ERA. However, his last start in August was a good one, even though he was the losing pitcher in a 2-1 loss to Texas. In that game, Salazar pitched 5 1/3 innings, allowing two runs and five hits with 10 strikeouts and two walks. This will be his first career appearance against the Marlins.Koehlers last win came Aug. 9. In four starts since then, he is 0-2 with a 5.09 ERA. This will be Koehlers first career appearance against the Indians. ' ' ' 
The Buffalo Bills placed wide receiver Sammy Watkins on injured reserve Friday as he continues to battle an ailing foot. Hydro Flask Termoska .The IR designation means Watkins will be out of game action a minimum of eight weeks.The move came hours after coach Rex Ryan expressed concern that the injury could linger.I dont know if fear is the right word, but major concern, Ryan told reporters.Watkins is scheduled to fly to North Carolina this week to meet with Dr. Robert Anderson to determine if he needs a second surgery that would end his season, a source told ESPNs Adam Schefter on Sunday.Watkins had offseason surgery to repair a broken bone in the foot, and soreness has lingered. He did not play in Sundays win against the Arizona Cardinals, and he did not participate in practice this week.I dont mind doing this every week, Ryan said earlier Friday, before the wideout was placed on IR. If Sammy can play, then obviously we want him out there. But if this is something that is hurting this young man in any way, shape or form, then absolutely I dont want him out there.Watkins is eligible to return to practice Nov. 11. The earliest he can play is Nov. 27 against the Jacksonville Jaguars. If he does return to practice, the Bills have 21 days to activate him or keep him on IR.In a corresponding move, the Bills announced that they have claimed veteran wideout Justin Hunter.Watkins has not been available in the locker room or spoken to reporters since Sept. 19, when he said his foot injury was kind of out of the window, adding, I know what Im dealing with; the team knows what Im dealing with. Its up to me to go out there and play.Ryan previously said Watkins might have aggravated his surgically repaired foot when he was stepped on during a walk-through practice last week.Watkins, the fourth overall pick in the 2014 draft, has six catches for 63 yards this season. Hydro Flask Cena . Thousands of fans at Mosaic Stadium will be cozying up to each other in an effort to stay warm in chilly temperatures and block the Prairie wind that locals say can knock your socks off. Hydro Flask Cz . Dukurs winning time was 1 minute, 45.76 seconds, a quarter-second better than Russias Alexander Tretiakov. Lativas Tomass Dukurs was third, 1.41 seconds off the pace. Jon Montgomery of Eckville, Alta. http://www.hydroflasklahev.cz/ . -- Jimmie Johnson held off a teammate, passed a pair of Hall of Famers, and dominated once more at Dover. CHICAGO -- After the San Francisco Giants dropped three out of four at Wrigley Field, Johnny Cueto was eager to face the Chicago Cubs again.The next meeting would have to be in the postseason.I hope to God we do, Cueto said through a translator. Were going to find out whos got the coconuts.Jason Heyward tied it with a single in the ninth inning and his liner to left-center in the 13th won it as the Cubs beat the Giants 3-2 on Sunday in a possible playoff preview.Anthony Rizzo led off the 13th with a single off Matt Reynolds (0-1) and went to second on Ben Zobrists groundout. Addison Russell, who had three hits, was walked intentionally before Heyward drove in his third run of the game.Isnt it beautiful? Cubs manager Joe Maddon said. We have a nice record, but were coming to play every day.Trevor Cahill (4-4) worked a perfect inning in a series in which all four games were decided by one run.The National League-leading Cubs were staring at a second straight loss when Russell led off the ninth with a double against Santiago Casilla. Russell went to third on a wild pitch and scored on Heywards single up the middle to hand Casilla his NL-high seventh blown save.Hes been throwing the ball well, manager Bruce Bochy said. Its tough to get down on somebody whos been doing a good job. Sure, hes had some hiccups, but other closers are right there with him as far as saves that have gotten away.The Giants finished with just 14 hits in the series. Their lead over the Cardinals for the first wild card was reduced to 1 1/2 games.Its fair to say we have to get some guys going, Bochy said.Each team had chances earlier in extra innings. Cubs closer Aroldis Chapman worked two scoreless innings, striking out Brandon Belt on a 102 mph fastball with two on to end the 11th.The Giants Cory Gearrin struck out Russell looking on a questionable call with a runner on second to end the 10th.The Giants appeared on their way to the win in regulation despite managing two hits thanks to sevenn strong innings from Cueto and a perfectly executed suicide squeeze. Hydro Flask Heureka. Eduardo Nunez doubled in the fifth, stole third then broke for home as Ehire Adrianza put down a soft bunt in front of the mound that forced John Lackey to throw to first and snapped a 1-all tie.Cueto allowed a run and struck out five.I was putting the pitches where I wanted to, he said.In his first start since Aug. 14 because of a shoulder strain, Lackey trailed 1-0 after 3 1/2 innings despite not allowing a hit.Heyward was charged with a two-base error in the second when he couldnt make a running catch of Hunter Pences fly to right-center. Pence scored the unearned run on Nunezs groundout.After the Cubs tied it when Heywards single scored Rizzo in the fourth, the Giants got their first hit an inning later on Nunezs one-out liner to the gap.Lackey, on a pitch count, was lifted after 76 pitches, allowed one earned run and one hit.That was more than I expected, honestly, Maddon said.TRAINERS ROOMGiants: Bochy didnt start SS Brandon Crawford and LF Angel Pagan with a day game Monday at Colorado. Both ended up pinch-hitting.SCARY MOMENTGiants 1B Brandon Belt stayed in after taking Rob Zastryznys 87 mph fastball of his helmet in the seventh. Belt stayed upright as his helmet flew off, then walked to first after being looked at by the trainer. Belt said he was doing OK after undergoing concussion protocol.NATHAN DEBUTRHP Joe Nathan, making his first appearance with San Francisco since the 2003 playoffs, struck out Kris Bryant in a perfect 12th.Impressive outing. He did a great job, Bochy said.UP NEXTGiants: LHP Matt Moore (9-10, 3.88 ERA) flew early to Denver and starts Monday against Rockies RHP Chad Bettis (11-7, 5.17).Cubs: RHP Kyle Hendricks (13-7) carries the majors lowest ERA of 2.09 into Mondays start at Milwaukee against RHP Zach Davies (10-6, 4.07). ' ' ' 
Former LSU football coach Les Miles, a 1975?Michigan graduate, returned to his alma mater for Saturdays game against Indiana. David Justice Jersey .Jim Betts, former Michigan football player (1968-1970),? and Clint Hurdle, manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates, made appearances at the Michigan tailgate as well.?Since being fired from the LSU Tigers in September, Miles reportedly has been putting together a staff and is still seeking a job in coaching.?Though he may be tailgating at Michigan, dont get any ideas. It doesnt appear as if Wolverines coach Jim Harbaugh is going anywhere fast.?-- Courtney Schellin Ronald Acuna Jr. Braves Jersey . "It doesnt get any better than that," Giambi said. "Im speechless." The Indians are roaring toward October. Giambi belted a two-run, pinch-hit homer with two outs in the ninth inning to give Cleveland a shocking 5-4 win over the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday night, keeping the Indians up with the lead pack in the AL wild-card race. Tyler Flowers Braves Jersey . Two pressure cooker bombs exploded near the finish line of the April 15 race in an area packed with fans cheering the passing runners. Three people were killed and more than 260 injured, including at least 16 who lost limbs. http://www.baseballbravesproshop.com/brian-mccann-braves-jersey/ . This should be celebrated because it will not always be this way. With the amount of money given to players by their clubs these days, it is a wonder that so many of those teams allow the sport to continue to take away many of their assets so they can play for a different team in the middle of their season. Luke Brattan has been rewarded for his dazzling start to the A-League season with a return to Socceroos reckoning.On Tuesday, he was putting Melbourne Victory to the sword with his second man-of-the-match derby performance in as many weeks.On Wednesday, the Melbourne City midfielder was named in an extended 30-man squad for next months World Cup qualifier against Thailand by Ange Postecoglou.Brattan has never wanted for talent.The 26-year-old grew to become a key member of Brisbane Roars midfield during their championship-winning era.At City, hes picked up where he left off, and is a key reason while John van t Schips side will play off in the FFA Cup final next month, and is being spoken about as A-League championship contenders.But his return to the national team squad for the first time in 12 months speaks to another of his qualities; tenacity.The England-born and Queensland-raised midfielder signed for Manchester City last year but didnt make a first team start for the Premier League giants, nor loan club Bolton Wanderers in a taxing season.Some saw it as a wasted yeaar, but Brattan said if he had the chance to do it all over again, he would. Deion Sanders Braves Jersey. I think Ive matured living away from my family, doing it tough over there, he said.I was frustrated at not playing but Ive learned a lot about myself on and off the field.I wasnt thinking about (the Socceroos) at all, I was more worried about just playing football.At City, hes been handed a role as a modified eight in van t Schips unorthodox attacking-oriented formation.Two goals to date for the long-time defensive midfielder shows Brattan would offer a lot for Postecoglou, should he make the cut.I played six for most of my career. Now playing higher up, theres a bit more freedom but its hard work - a lot more running, pressing and all that, he said.If I make the (Socceroos) squad, thats great. I cant wait to get back in the mix.I want to be there very, very badly.Im enjoying my football now, Im playing with a smile on my face and loving every minute of it. ' ' ' Georgia Southern.Guy Award (punter) -- Michael Dickson, Texas; Cameron Johnston, Ohio State; Mitch Wishnowsky, Utah. ' ' ' 
No one saw Courtney Okolo coming. Hydro Flask 32 Oz Sale Cheap .The announcers had already called the 4x400-meter relay for Lancaster High School at the 2012 Texas 4A state track championships. Fans had gotten to their feet to watch Lancasters anchor leg and Baylor track commit Taije Jordan cross the finish line untouched. And even without much of a zoom on the TV feed, all the viewers at home could see was Jordan and a lot of empty track.But even though no one saw it, Jordan knew it -- Okolo was coming for her. She had told her teammates before the race that for her to outkick Okolo shed need to get the baton with a 70-meter lead -- in a 400-meter race.But even with a 70-meter lead the question was often when, not if, Okolo would come calling.And with 50 meters to go, screams erupted from the press box.Oh, my goodness, oh my goodness.Jeez, Louise.Courtney Okolo, everybody.That is video-game fast, one analyst said. Thats cheat-code fast.No, thats just Okolo.She has the kind of late-race speed that seems unnatural. While every runners legs are being dragged down by lactic acid and the muscles around their rib cages are tightening, Okolo is picking up steam. Shes fine. She appears unfazed. And one by one, she walks down opponents, seemingly operating on a different plane.Her come-from-behind win in that high school race put the state of Texas on notice then. But she has the world on notice now.In April, Okolo became the first American female collegian to ever run a sub-50-second 400-meter dash. Not even U.S. record holder Sanya Richards-Ross clocked a sub-50 during her collegiate years.Okolo owns three of the worlds top 10 times run in 2016, with her 49.71 standing as the best among American women entering the U.S. Olympic team trials in Eugene, Oregon. She holds a one-second lead between herself and the fourth-best American runner in 2016. In a race thats often decided by a tenth of a second, a one-second lead is meteoric. Even in the 800-meter race, theres only a .21-second gap between the American leader and the fourth-best runner.Texas coach Tonja Buford-Bailey saw early that Okolo was the perfect blend of an elite middle-distance runner with top-level sprinter speed -- almost a unicorn in track and field. Its not easy to find a middle-distance runner with that kind of sprinters kick or a sprinter with high-level endurance, but when you discover both -- and both at an elite level -- in a single athlete, you get Okolo.Because of that, shes kind of in a league of her own, especially at the college level. So, to keep pushing her, Buford-Bailey would have Okolo train her endurance workouts (several 200- or 300-meter intervals with short recovery breaks between) with the mens team.She can train with the guys and beat some of them, Buford-Bailey said. You see that way before she ever runs a race -- she has a special gift.Those are the kind of workouts that Okolo enjoys because it reminds her of the 4x400-meter relay. In an open 400, the race plan is very internal. You run the race based on how youre feeling and you have an opportunity to maybe play off some other runners, but when one competitor is in Lane 3 and another is in Lane 8, it lacks of the drama and excitement of Okolo and a competitor racing shoulder to shoulder for the finish.She thrives off that kind of closeness with competitors during races and workouts.Its kind of like how an animal preys on another animal, Okolo said. It knows its weakness, so itll find the right moment to attack. ... You can kind of see, Nows the right time to make a move. Its the right opportunity. So, no one shouldve been surprised when, at this years NCAA track and field championships, Texas looked completely out of contention on the anchor leg of the 4x400-meter relay.Though much of the focus was on Floridas Taylor Sharpe and South Carolinas Precious Holmes, who had battled to lead for most of the race, both Sharpe and Holmes knew it was only a matter of time before they saw Okolo.Its very, very scary, Holmes said. Your whole team is counting on you to run away from one of the best people in the world in the 400. Just to know that shes coming -- its very frightening. I wont lie.Okolo is the best female 400-meter runner collegiate track has ever seen, a compilation of exact training, countless races and a genetic predisposition to excel at an impossible task.Ive watched hundreds of 400-meter races, Sharpe said. When I look at hers, theres just something different. Anyone who knows anything about track, or even just a little bit about track, theyll notice that about her.Shes the one moving in hyper speed. The one whose legs dont become cinder blocks as they fill with lactate. The one who somehow has a cheat code to one of the most painful races in all of track.But, its just how Okolo is and has always been.When she finished her high school state title race, winning the 4x400-meter championship for Newman Smith High, one of the analysts said from the booth, Amazing. ... That might be a girl we see again down the road.And in reality, thats how most of her competition feels about her, too. They know that no lead is safe with Okolo on the track. Shes a runner theyll see again down the road -- most likely on that final stretch when shes just warming up. Hydro Flask 32 Oz Ireland . Fred Couples, captain of the U.S. side, put it all into perspective. "We know whos in charge," he said. Cheap Hydro Flask Ireland . The CFLs leading rusher kept adding to his gaudy numbers this season and scored the winning touchdown with just over two minutes to play. The New Westminster, B.C., native plowed three yards into the end zone for the last score of a heated, see-saw battle between the two teams with the best records in the CFL. http://www.cheaphydroflaskireland.com/hydro-flask-coffee-outlet.html . -- About a third of the way through the regular season, the Washington Wizards are at . SEATTLE -- Despite some early struggles, Hisashi Iwakuma continued his roll on the mound and with it advanced the suddenly improving hopes of the Seattle Mariners getting back into the postseason conversation.Those struggles were just a minor blip for Iwakuma on his way to another masterful performance, throwing seven strong innings in Seattles 3-0 win over the Detroit Tigers on Monday night.He is in a really good spot, a good roll and he feels that when he gets off mechanically for a few pitches hes able to correct it and get back on, Seattle manager Scott Servais said. A testament you dont have to throw 93, 95 to get them out in this league if you execute and make pitches.Iwakuma won for the seventh time in his last eight starts, backed by RBI singles from Mike Zunino and Kyle Seager off Michael Fulmer in the second inning as Seattle opened a key three-game series with its fourth straight win.The Mariners moved within 2 1/2 games of Detroit and Boston for the second wild card in the American League.The pitching is amazing, Seattles Nelson Cruz said. If we want to make a run thats what we need. Theyve been doing a great job.No one has been better for Seattle than Iwakuma. The right-hander allowed five hits and struck out eight, running his streak of scoreless innings at Safeco Field to 21 1/3. He retired 12 of the final 13 batters he faced, including striking out the side in the fourth.Iwakuma (13-7) has developed into the ace of Seattles staff, throwing at least seven innings in eight of his past 14 starts. And he got a little payback after being knocked around by Detroit in June, when he failed to make it through five innings and gave up five runs and 11 hits.When you give up a game you always think about coming back and repaying for that loss, Iwakuma said through an interpreter. Im happy that I got to do it today. Were on a streak right now and I dont want to stop the streak.The performance by Iwakuma offset another solid start from Fulmer. The Tigers rising star threw seven innings and allowed only two hits while striking out six. Three of Seattles five hits off Fulmer (9-3) came in the secondd inning when the Mariners took an early lead. Hydro Flask Clearance. The rookie suffered his first loss since June 17 -- also the last time the Tigers lost when he started.I feel like my misses were in the right spots. ... I think as far as that goes I didnt miss middle too much, Fulmer said. I think its just one inning and after that it felt great.For a change, the runs for Seattle didnt come via the long ball.Cruz led off the second with a double and scored when Seager rolled a ground ball behind Detroits defensive shift and into center field. Seager moved into scoring position when Leonys Martin walked with one out and scored as Zunino was strong enough to dump a broken-bat single over third baseman Casey McGehee and into left field.Seattle added a run in the eighth when Nori Aoki doubled with two outs and scored on Guillermo Heredias RBI single.Iwakuma and a pair of power arms out of the bullpen did the rest. Newly acquired Arquimedes Caminero pitched a perfect eighth in his Seattle debut and rookie Edwin Diaz pitched the ninth for his fifth save.HOME COOKINIwakuma won his eighth straight start at home, surpassing Felix Hernandezs club record. Hes the first AL pitcher to win eight straight home starts since Jerome Williams for the Angels during the 2011-12 seasons.ROSTER SHUFFLETigers: Left-hander Daniel Norris was recalled from Triple-A Toledo and will start on Tuesday night. The Tigers placed right-hander Bruce Rondon on the paternity list to clear the roster spot for Norris.Mariners: Starter Taijuan Walker was optioned to Triple-A Tacoma to open a roster spot for Caminero. Walker was roughed up for six runs in four innings in his last start. Ariel Miranda will take his spot in Seattles rotation.UP NEXTTigers: Norris (1-0) will make his fifth appearance of the season and fourth start. Norris was on the disabled list from July 5-Aug. 2 with a strained oblique.Mariners: Wade LeBlanc (1-0) makes his sixth start since being acquired by the Mariners. Seattle is 5-1 in his starts. ' ' ' owa.Groza Award (kicker) -- Zane Gonzales, Arizona State; Daniel Carlson, Auburn; Younghoe Koo, Georgia Southern.Guy Award (punter) -- Michael Dickson, Texas; Cameron Johnston, Ohio State; Mitch Wishnowsky, Utah. ' ' ' 
Mike Conley and the Memphis Grizzlies have agreed in principle on a five-year, $153 million deal, according to league sources. Bobby Ryan Senators Jersey .This would be the richest contract by total value in NBA history, according to ESPN Stats & Information. It also would be the first deal worth $100 million or more total with an average annual value of more than $30 million per year.Sources told ESPN that the verbal agreement would be sealed Friday night and the final details were nearing conclusion.Conley, 28, who has never been an All-Star and was known for years as the NBAs most underrated player, also met with the Dallas Mavericks on Friday afternoon. However, the Grizzlies were always widely considered the heavy favorites to keep the nine-year veteran, who was drafted by Memphis with the fourth overall pick in 2007.The Mavs and other suitors could only offer Conley a max contract worth approximately $114 million over four years.Former Dallas forward Chandler Parsons will be one of Conleys teammates after agreeing to terms on a four-year, $94.8 million max contract with the Grizzlies earlier Friday. Sources said the pair had extended conversations about teaming up with the Grizzlies but never discussed the possibility of playing together in Dallas.Conley missed 26 games this past season -- the most since his debut in 2007-08 -- including the final 20 with left Achilles tendinitis for a Grizzlies team that made the playoffs despite setting an NBA record for most players used (28) in a single season.He finished with averages of 15.3 points, 6.1 assists and 2.9 rebounds per game, and had the sixth-best real plus-minus (plus-2.71) among NBA point guards.The five-year, $45 million extension he signed with the team in 2010 was widely questioned, given his lack of production to that point. But he went on to help lead the Grizzlies to a franchise-record six straight playoff appearances, including a Western Conference finals berth in 2012-13.During that time, Conley has become a principal figure in the Grizzlies Grit N Grind era. He also has formed a close relationship with center Marc Gasol, and it was widely reported that Conley aggressively recruited his teammate of eight years before Gasol re-signed with the Grizzlies last summer for $110 million over five years.Mike [being in Memphis] was big, Gasol told Sports Illustrated this season in regard to his free-agent decision. I will go through any type of wall for that guy.Conley was honored with his second Joe Dumars Trophy for sportsmanship this past season, becoming only the third player in the awards two decades to win more than once.Information from ESPNs Justin Verrier was used in this report. Ottawa Senators Jerseys . All of the scoring came in the final 20:04. Lucic scored on a power play at 15:46 of the third period, when he tipped a shot over Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen for a 3-1 lead. Colin White Jersey . The visitors took a deserved lead in the 16th minute with midfielder Yohan Cabaye curling the ball beyond Adrian from inside the penalty area. http://www.senatorssale.com/authentic-brady-tkachuk-senators-jersey/ . -- Five former Kansas City Chiefs players who were on the team between 1987 and 1993 filed a lawsuit Tuesday claiming the team hid and even lied about the risks of head injuries during that time period when there was no collective bargaining agreement in place in the NFL. Lamar Jackson of Louisville?and Baker Mayfield of Oklahoma?were named finalists for the Maxwell Player of the Year Award and the Davey OBrien Award, which goes to the best quarterback in college football.Most of the major college football awards announced three finalists Monday.Joining Jackson and Mayfield as a Maxwell finalist is Michigan star Jabrill Peppers, who plays multiple defensive positions, some offense and returns punts.Peppers was also a finalist for the Bednarik Award for top defensive player, along with Alabama defensive lineman Jonathan Allen and Texas A&M defensive end Myles Garrett.Clemsons Deshaun Watson was the other Davey OBrien finalist.The finalists for the Doak Walker Award for best running back are Texas DOnta Foreman, San Diego States Donnel Pumphrey and Florida States Dalvin Cook.Other finalists announced Monday:Biletnikofff Award (wide receiver) -- Zay Jones, East Carolina; Austin Carr, Northwestern; Dede Westbrook, Oklahoma. Craig Anderson Senators Jersey. Outland Trophy (interior lineman) -- Cam Robinson, OT, Alabama; Pat Elflein, C, Ohio State; Cody OConnell, OG, Washington State.Thorpe Award (defensive back) -- TreDavious White, CB, LSU; Jourdan Lewis, CB, Michigan; Adoree Jackson, CB, Southern California.Butkus Award (linebacker) -- Reuben Foster, Alabama; Zach Cunningham, Vanderbilt; Jarrad Davis, Florida; Kendell Beckwith, LSU; Josey Jewell, Iowa.Groza Award (kicker) -- Zane Gonzales, Arizona State; Daniel Carlson, Auburn; Younghoe Koo, Georgia Southern.Guy Award (punter) -- Michael Dickson, Texas; Cameron Johnston, Ohio State; Mitch Wishnowsky, Utah. ' ' ' 
The year 2016 has been kind to 20-year-old Harmanpreet Singh, and the defender hopes to cap off what has been an eventful year with a good finish for India at the junior World Cup in Lucknow, ahead of the quarterfinal against Spain on Thursday. Custom Los Angeles Lakers Jerseys .Blooded into the junior team in 2014 -- he fondly remembers how India won their first match in Johor Bahru against New Zealand when he put on the India jersey for the first time -- his consistent performances over the next couple of years saw him fast-tracked into the senior Indian setup, and he responded with consistent performances at the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in Malaysia and the Champions Trophy in London, where his performances helped India win silver, and earned him the applause of hockey experts around the world and also the best junior player of the tournament award. His good run of form took him to the Olympics, where Indias campaign started brightly but ended at the quarters.Whenever you take things lightly in hockey, you can slip up. In hockey, there is no team that is good or bad; we just tend to label them in our mind, Harmanpreet told ESPN in the lead up to the junior World Cup. You learn as you play that you cannot take any team lightly. What you have to do is stick to your basics, and the structure that works for you.Harmanpreet has added a lot of variety to that structure, with his ability to play as a deep defender and also attack from either flank. What has set him apart from his peers, and no doubt helped his elevation to the senior level is his ability to score off penalty corners. In his early years as a hockey player, at the Punjab University academy in Ludhiana, he never paid attention to this key aspect of modern hockey. It took a switch to the Surjit Hockey academy in Jalandhar and a chance meeting with two senior trainees who were regulars at India camps that brought him down that route.When I went to the Surjit academy, it was Gaganpreet Singh and Simranjeet Singh who guided me and asked me to try out taking drag-flicks. They have helped me a lot, said Harmanpreet, while acknowledging how that initiation has converted into a specialisation thanks to his teammates for the Indian team, VR Raghunath and Rupinder Pal Singh. Drag flicking came easy at the domestic level, but once you get into the India fold you have to give extra time to practising your drag flicks, and in that Raghubhai and Rupinderbhai helped me a lot. I would go up to them and sometimes they would come to me and point something out.Harmanpreet, who will know next month if he becomes the first Indian to win the FIH Rising Star of the Year award for mens hockey, put the Indian junior teams recent string of good performances down to their improved fitness levels.All the players will tell you that they dont enjoy the running, but the plus point is that if you train properly, then it makes the game easy. Fitness hai toh sab kuch hai (you can only play well as long as you are fit).Harmanpreet has already scored two of Indias 11 goals as they topped Pool D to set up a last-eight clash against Spain, and the confidence in how far this team might go came out when he talked about his teams greatest strength.As a team, we help each other and stay together. We are a very fit team and we have worked really hard. We have had camps, toured Spain and Australia and played a number of good games. We are combining well and whenever we play a team, anybody coming into the team knows exactly what they need to do. Vlade Divac Jersey . Zvonareva, who won the tournament in 2009 and 10, couldnt handle her opponents big groundstrokes in only her third event back after 17 months out with a shoulder injury. Zvonareva made her comeback in January in Shenzhen and played in the Australian Open but lost her first matches at both tournaments. Jerry West Lakers 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. http://www.lakersbasketballshop.com/Nick-Van-Exel-Jersey/ . 31, the CFL club announced Monday. The team also has yet to decide on the future of Doug Berry, who began the season as a consultant to the head coach but took over the offensive co-ordinators duties in July. SAINT-GERVAIS-LES-BAINS, France -- Dutch rider Tom Dumoulin, a favorite for gold in the Olympic time trial, abandoned the Tour de France in tears Friday after injuring his left wrist in a fall two stages from the end of the race.At the beginning of the biggest climb in Stage 19, Dumoulin appeared to make contact with other riders and hit the pavement hard as his right foot remained stuck in his pedal.The Tours medical team said Dumoulin had severe pain in his wrist and he was taken for X-rays. The scans revealed a suspected fracture in his left radius, Dumoulins Giant-Alpecin said.Now scan at hospital and full check-up, the team said.Dumoulin won ttwo stages in this Tour, taking the ninth leg with a solo breakaway through a hailstorm on a mountaintop finish in Andorra and dominating the races longest time trial in Stage 13. Wilt Chamberlain Lakers Jersey. e also finished second to overall leader Chris Froome in Thursdays mountain time trial.The Team Giant-Alpecin rider was in 44th overall, more than 90 minutes behind Froome.The 34-mile mens time trial at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics is scheduled for Aug. 10. Dumoulin and Froome are considered the leading contenders for the gold medal. ' ' ' 
Pages: «« « ... 3 4 5 6 7 ... » »»

Neeraj Add

Alexa